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Russia wants to observe U.S. voters on Election Day. Three states said no.

Russian authorities have asked local U.S. officials if they can observe polling locations in at least three American states on Election Day, but they were rejected amid intense scrutiny of that country’s actions regarding the upcoming elections.<p>Foreign observers have come to the United States to …

20 minutes from modern Jerusalem, a Palestinian village is stranded in the past

JUBBET ADH DHIB, West Bank — Let there be light.<p>That is a plea of residents of this Palestinian village who have waited nearly three decades for electricity while well-lit Israeli settlements sprang up around them. Now they are pinning their hopes on a new local women’s committee that is determined …

Juan Williams: When WikiLeaks leaked my cell number

My cell phone started ringing before dawn in Las Vegas last Wednesday.<p>At first, I thought frat boys had found my number and decided to prank me on …

Elizabeth Warren: Trump thinks 'a mouthful of Tic Tacs' means he can 'force himself on any woman'

<b>Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN) —</b> In Elizabeth Warren's view, Donald Trump thinks "a mouthful of Tic Tacs" means he can "force himself on any woman within groping distance."<p>In a video released earlier this month, the Republican nominee said he needed Tic Tacs before talking with "Access …

Clinton turns fire on down ballot Republicans

<b>Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN) —</b> After nearly five months of ripping into Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton suddenly has a new list of enemies on the campaign trail: Republican candidates in competitive down-ballot races.<p>Clinton's pivot is an unmistakable sign that she and her top aides have never …

Where the Candidates Stand on Your Family and Education

Will you and your family be able to afford college and child care?<p>College is the gateway to higher lifetime earnings. But tuition has skyrocketed, …

Where the Candidates Stand on Your Investments and the Market

Your retirement security is at stake.<p>U.S. stocks are in the midst of the second-longest bull market in history, and bonds have flourished as interest …

Where the Candidates Stand on Obamacare and Your Health Care Costs

Will you be able to get and pay for good health coverage?<p>More Americans than ever have coverage, but with insurers pulling out of the government …

Where the Candidates Stand on the Economy and Jobs

Can they juice a sluggishly growing economy?<p>Getting the slow-growing GDP to pick up the pace and provide the opportunities you need is mission one …

Where the Candidates Stand on Your Taxes

How much of your paycheck you'll keep under Clinton and Trump.<p>The Obama years saw the Bush tax cuts made permanent for all but the wealthiest, plus …

Most powerful special forces in the world

In a world where everyday news is full of terrorist attacks and organised crime, special forces have an unavoidable role in any nation's …

When U.S. air force discovered the flaw of averages | The Star

A misguided ideal<p>Seven years earlier, the Cleveland Plain Dealer announced on its front page a contest co-sponsored with the Cleveland Health Museum …

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Oil glut dampens Iran’s hopes for big cash flows as sanctions lift

<i>This post has been updated.</i><p>Iran is about to get a refresher course in the capricious nature of the oil market and the durable nature of economic sanctions.<p>When U.S. and other international sanctions were tightened in 2012 and took nearly 700,000 barrels a day of Iranian crude oil off world markets, …

“Straight-up propaganda”: Fox News, charlatans, conspiracy theorists and the religious fanatics endangering democracy

All demagoguery all the time: Fox News and American politics’ epidemic of craziness<p>An epidemic of craziness seems to have swept over the American political landscape. This is of course a problem not just for Americans, but for people all around the world. It remains the case that most people think …

The myth of religious violence

The popular belief that religion is the cause of the world’s bloodiest conflicts is central to our modern conviction that faith and politics should never mix. But the messy history of their separation suggests it was never so simple<p>As we watch the fighters of the Islamic State (Isis) rampaging …

11 TED Talks That Will Help You Lead A Happier Life

Increasingly, psychologists, neuroscientists, business leaders, and spiritual advisors have studied the mechanics of happiness and how we can utilize them in our everyday lives. Many of them have shared their findings at TED conferences.<p>We've gone through TED's expansive online library of …

Happiness

APOD: Cloud, Clusters and Comet Siding Spring (2014 Sep 04) Image Credit & Copyright: Rolando Ligustri (CARA Project, CAST) http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140904.html Explanation: On October 19th, a good place to watch Comet Siding Spring will be from Mars. Then, this inbound visitor (C/2013 A1) to the inner solar system, discovered in January 2013 by Robert McNaught at Australia's Siding Spring Observatory, will pass within 132,000 kilometers of the Red Planet. That's a near miss, equivalent to just over 1/3 the Earth-Moon distance. Great views of the comet for denizens of planet Earth's southern hemisphere are possible now, though. This telescopic snapshot from August 29 captured the comet's whitish coma and arcing dust tail sweeping through southern skies. The fabulous field of view includes, the Small Magellanic Cloud and globular star clusters 47 Tucanae (right) and NGC 362 (upper left). Worried about all those spacecraft in Martian orbit? Streaking dust particles from the comet could pose a danger and controllers plan to position Mars orbiters on the opposite side of the planet during the comet's close flyby. http://apod.nasa.gov/lib/about_apod.html#srapply http://cara.uai.it/ http://www.castfvg.it/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=140904 #APOD

The buzz on caffeine in coffee: A genetic quirk

Scientists have woken up and smelled the coffee — and analyzed its DNA.<p>They found that what we love about coffee — the caffeine — is a genetic quirk, not related to the caffeine in chocolate or tea.<p>"It's an accident that has been frozen in place very likely by the influence of natural selection," …

Spotlight On: Travel Back to Japan Through Flipboard

Every time I look at a Flipboard magazine from Japan, I feel I transported back to my country, which I left in 2005 to become a freelance editor. …

WW1 Centenary Is Remembered on Flipboard

One hundred years ago today, Britain made a life-changing decision, declaring war on Germany in defense of its friend and neighbor, Belgium. Serbia …

The Week in Review: Value of Sleep

We blame it on laziness, too much socializing or a late bedtime, but there is also some science involved in why teens just can’t wake up in the …

The Future of Iced Coffee

At its cafes, Blue Bottle might make one of the best iced-coffee drinks in America. But are artisan businesses doomed to fail when they try going mainstream?<p>I have seen the future of iced coffee.<p>There I was, wandering the grocery-store aisles—when suddenly, next to the kombucha, opposite the …

Charles Darwin's evolutionary reading: HMS Beagle's library goes online

The lost collection of books that kept Charles Darwin company aboard HMS Beagle and provided inspiration for his later works on evolution has been made publicly available for the first time today.<p>Hundreds of titles that filled the shelves of the ship's library on Darwin's five-year circumnavigation …

Amazon is testing “Kindle Unlimited,” an ebook subscription service for $9.99/month

Advertisement<p>54 Comments<p>Amazon(s AMZN) is testing an ebook and audiobook subscription service called “Kindle Unlimited” that offers “unlimited access …

Scientists baffled by appearance of giant crater in Siberia

Mysterious hole discovered in remote tundra in Siberia leaves Russian scientists looking for answers<p>It is a barren landscape so remote that even the locals call it "the end of the world." Now the bleak tundra of Russia's remote Yamal peninsula has been scarred by a vast crater that has left …

On the Red Couch with Food Writer Ruth Reichl

<i>Some wear many hats; Ruth Reichl preferred wigs. That’s because, as the food critic for The New York Times from 1993 to 1999, Reichl discovered that</i> …

The Week in Review: Violence in Gaza

Since the murder of three Israeli teenagers in the West Bank last month, simmering tensions between Israel and Palestine have risen to a boil. …

Rise and Shine! Get Your Daily Briefing

Gabriella Schwarz / June 2, 2014<p>We’ve seen from “Flipboard in the Wild” that Flipboard often goes hand-in-hand with something caffeinated and …