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How the 'Germans' are changing the largest Roma enclave in Europe

The thousands of Roma from Bulgaria's Stolipinovo enclave who commute to Germany to earn an income are referred to as "the Germans." During the …

Europe

Glowing Auras and ‘Black Money’: The Pentagon’s Mysterious U.F.O. Program

WASHINGTON — In the $600 billion annual Defense Department budgets, the $22 million spent on the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program was almost impossible to find.<p>Which was how the Pentagon wanted it.<p>For years, the program investigated reports of unidentified flying objects, according …

National Security

A journey through a land of extreme poverty: welcome to America

The UN’s Philip Alston is an expert on deprivation – and he wants to know why 41m Americans are living in poverty. The Guardian joined him on a special two-week mission into the dark heart of the world’s richest nation<p>Los Angeles, California, 5 December<p>“You got a choice to make, man. You could go …

Human Rights

The U.S. health care industry could learn a lot from India's doctors

They're delivering top-notch care while producing minimal waste.<p>We know climate change is bad for our health. But we know much less about the carbon cost of the care needed to heal the sick and injured. In fact, the medical industry produces plenty of waste from treatments, tossing disposable …

Medical Technology

‘What I saw I will never forget’

<i>[This story has been optimized for offline reading on our apps. For a richer experience, you can find the full version of this story here. An Internet connection is required.]</i><p>MESA, Ariz. — The storage unit’s corrugated metal door slid upward, revealing 100 square feet of mostly empty space. Not …

Military

Hamas calls for third intifada after US recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's capital

Ismail Haniyeh, leader of Hamas, has called for a new Palestinian intifada, or uprising, after US President Donald Trump's announcement on Wednesday. …

Israel

The Closing of the Republican Mind

The tax debate offers a clear measure of how deeply insular the GOP has become. It’s now governing solely of, by, and for Red America.<p>When Ronald Reagan passed his historic tax cut in 1981, he won support from 25 Democrats in the Senate and 113 in the House.<p>When George W. Bush passed his sweeping …

Ronald Reagan

Amazon wants a key to your house. I did it. I regretted it.

I gave Amazon.com a key to go into my house and drop off packages when I’m not around. After two weeks, it turns out letting strangers in has been the least-troubling part of the experience.<p>Once Amazon owned my door, I was the one locked into an all-Amazon world.<p>When Amazon first floated the idea …

Smart Homes

The 7 most notorious traitors in military history

There are a lot of hated people in military history and no one is more hated than a turncoat. Even the troops on a traitor's new side will never trust them entirely — after all, they turned their back on their own country for personal gain. How trustworthy can they be?<p>This list details the most …

World History

Roy Moore: America “was great at the time when families were united — even though we had slavery”

He really said this.<p>Alabama’s Republican candidate for Senate, Roy Moore, says America needs to be a bit more like it was when it had slaves.<p>This is not a joke or exaggeration. When a black man at a September rally asked what President Donald Trump means by “make America great again,” Moore …

Black History

Egyptian mummy's secrets revealed at hi-tech laboratory

<b>Scientists at a leading laboratory in the United States are using a cutting-edge form of X-ray to scan inside an Egyptian mummy that has never been unwrapped since its excavation a century ago.</b><p>This is the first time that such a high intensity synchrotron X-ray will have been used on a mummy, with …

Archaeology

This Elon Musk Email to Tesla Employees Is a Powerful Lesson in Authentic, Heartfelt Leadership | Inc.com

Elon Musk is one of the world's most popular entrepreneurs. As the guiding force behind Tesla, SpaceX, and OpenAI -- not to mention helping to found PayPal -- he tackles some of the biggest challenges.<p>That includes some of the biggest leadership challenges.<p>Who better to know that than Daniel Coyle, …

Tesla

Olmec Religion

The First Mesoamerican Civilization<p>The Olmec civilization (1200-400 B.C.) was the first major Mesoamerican culture and laid the foundation for …

We’re lawyers who support same-sex marriage. We also support the Masterpiece Cakeshop baker.

Same-sex marriage and religious liberty can coexist.<p>The Supreme Court heard argument yesterday in <i>Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission</i>. The issue is whether a conservative Christian baker who believes that weddings are inherently religious and that same-sex marriages are …

LGBTQI

Why evangelicals are 'ecstatic' about Trump's Jerusalem move

<b>(CNN) —</b> American evangelicals, especially those close to President Donald Trump, hailed his announcement on Wednesday that the United States now recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's capital. But other religious leaders, including Pope Francis and Christians living in Israel, expressed dire concerns …

Israel

Here Are 12 Books That Will Change Your Life

In case you missed it, November 4th was National Book Lovers Day 2017, and it’s one of our favorite days of the year. There are few things more …

Books

How the sandwich consumed Britain

The world-beating British sandwich industry is worth £8bn a year. It transformed the way we eat lunch, then did the same for breakfast – and now it’s coming for dinner. By Sam Knight<p>The invention of the chilled packaged sandwich, an accessory of modern British life which is so influential, so …

Sandwiches

The fatal flaw of neoliberalism: it's bad economics

As even its harshest critics concede, neoliberalism is hard to pin down. In broad terms, it denotes a preference for markets over government, economic incentives over cultural norms, and private entrepreneurship over collective action. It has been used to describe a wide range of phenomena – from …

Economics

Explorer declares himself 'king' of unclaimed no man's land

An Indian adventurer has declared himself the ruler of an unclaimed strip of land in North Africa and is encouraging interested parties to apply for citizenship.<p>Suyash Dixit travelled hundreds of miles to Bir Tawil, an 800 square mile piece of uninhabited land between Egypt and Sudan that neither …

Hundreds of skeletons reportedly found on 'Murder Island'

Beneath the sand of this picturesque island chain lies a brutal and bloody past that’s still being unearthed.<p>Scientists are still discovering full skeletons that lay buried in the little-known “Murder Island” almost 400 years after Australia’s first and biggest mass murder, 60 Minutes reports.<p>The …

6 Lessons I Learned Teaching Leadership With a 4-Star General at West Point | Inc.com

Who is America's greatest leader?<p>Longtime readers of my column will remember Six Lessons I Learned at Lunch With the Best Leader in America, where I called Frances Hesselbein the nation's best leader.<p>It wasn't just my opinion. Several leadership gurus named her the best. She earned the Presidential …

Leadership

The EU signed a “historic” deal to integrate 23 armies to shake off its US dependence

It took 70 years, but the European Union finally signed a pact today (Nov. 13) agreeing to integrate military funding, weapons development, and deployment of European defenses.<p>US president’s Donald Trump’s frequent accusations that EU countries do not pay enough into NATO has been one catalyst for …

European Union

The Prime Minister of Lebanon's Unnerving Interview

Saudi Arabia appears ready to sacrifice the country in its reckless bid to confront Iran.<p>In the Middle East, the parlor game of the moment is guessing whether Saad Hariri, Lebanon’s prime minister—or is it ex-prime minister?—is literally, or only figuratively, a prisoner of his Saudi patrons. In a …

South Asia

Security Breach and Spilled Secrets Have Shaken the N.S.A. to Its Core

WASHINGTON — Jake Williams awoke last April in an Orlando, Fla., hotel where he was leading a training session. Checking Twitter, Mr. Williams, a cybersecurity expert, was dismayed to discover that he had been thrust into the middle of one of the worst security debacles ever to befall American …

Surveillance

People are outraged that Sophia the robot has more rights than most women in Saudi Arabia

A robot has just been given a big privilege in Saudi Arabia, and people are questioning if it's unfair to the country's own women.<p>Sophia the robot, …

Trump says he spoke to US Virgin Islands' 'president' -- which is him

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump accidentally referred to the US Virgin Islands' governor as their President during a speech Friday -- even though he is technically their President.<p>"I will tell you I left Texas and I left Florida and I left Louisiana and I went to Puerto Rico and I met …

Donald Trump

If you limit my 2nd Amendment rights, I'll limit your 1st Amendment, Indiana lawmaker says

INDIANAPOLIS — A lawmaker in the vice president's home state has drafted a bill that would require state police to license professional journalists.<p>Rep. Jim Lucas, a Republican from Seymour, Ind., had the measure drawn up earlier this year and said he may file it to drive home a point about his …

Rights & Freedoms

Behavioral economics has a plan to fight poverty—and it’s all about redesigning the “cockpit”

Dr. Bryan Bledsoe was just trying to keep up. The ER at the small rural hospital was always packed and the top brass had urged him to move patients through more quickly, so when a woman in her sixties came in complaining of head and neck pain, he briskly examined her, hustled her off for an x-ray, …

Everything that's been reported about deaths in Puerto Rico is at odds with the official count

We took a look at the numbers, and they didn’t add up.<p>Death tolls are the primary way we understand the impact of a disaster. And for nearly two weeks after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, as a humanitarian crisis was intensifying, the death toll was frozen at 16.<p>“Sixteen people certified,” Trump …

Caribbean