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'Affluenza teen' Ethan Couch, who killed four people in crash, released after serving two years

FORT WORTH, Texas --- The Texas man known for his "affluenza" defense when he was given probation for killing four people in a 2013 drunken-driving crash was released on Monday after serving two years for violating his probation.<p>Ethan Couch, who is now 20, has almost fulfilled a 720-day sentence …

Crime

11-Year-Old Has Spent Her Life in Jail, a Serial Killer as a Cellmate

JALALABAD, Afghanistan — Meena got chickenpox, measles and the mumps in prison. She was born there, nursed there and weaned there. Now 11 years old, she has spent her entire life in prison and will probably spend the rest of her childhood there as well.<p>The girl has never committed a crime, but her …

Ashraf Ghani

McConnell: It’s ‘impossible’ to guarantee tax cut will go to entire middle class

WASHINGTON – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Sunday it’s “impossible” to guarantee the new GOP tax bill will give a tax cut to all middle …

House and Senate Panel Pass Tax Bill in Major Step Toward Overhaul

WASHINGTON — With 227 Republican votes, the House passed the most sweeping tax overhaul in three decades on Thursday, taking a significant leap forward as lawmakers seek to enact $1.5 trillion in tax cuts for businesses and individuals and deliver the first major legislative achievement of …

Republicans

'Open the doors and let these books in' - what would a truly diverse reading list look like?

Following student calls for university English literature syllabuses to be ‘decolonised’, Hanif Kureishi, Arundhati Roy, Kamila Shamsie and other authors reflect on the debate and choose essential books by black and minority ethnic writers<p>I once wrote, “I didn’t know I was coloured until I went to …

Books

I’m a black man who moved to the Deep South. Here’s what it’s teaching me about race.

The South represents slavery and bigotry. Living here has emboldened me like nowhere else I've been before.<p>I almost swerved off the road the first time I saw cotton in full bloom.<p>I had seen the dull green cotton plants crawling toward the sky through the summer months. Then, practically overnight, …

Russian couple suspected of killing and eating up to 30 victims

<b>Moscow (CNN) —</b> Russian police appear to have discovered one of the country's most grisly cases of cannibalism after pictures of dismembered bodies were found on a phone belonging to one of the main suspects, Russia's state media reported Monday.<p>The gruesome case in the southern Krasnodar region has …

Extremism

A Master List of 1,300 Free Courses From Top Universities: 45,000 Hours of Audio/Video Lectures

For the past 11 years, we've been busy rummaging around the internet and adding courses to an ever-growing list of <b>Free Online Courses</b>, which now …

Online Education

These breathtaking images of Saturn were taken by Cassini as it crashed into the planet

These are the closest-ever images of Saturn.<p>They were taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft just days before it crashed into Saturn. The results are spectacular. Shortly after Cassini took its final image, it flew into Saturn's atmosphere where it burned up and disintegrated.<p>Cassini is now a part of …

Astronomy

How Trump's foreign policy threatens to make America weak again

The president talks a tough game – but he has alienated allies. And the more he tries to assert US leadership, the less of a leadership role he plays<p>Donald Trump does not travel well. At his first major summit, he was too tired to walk through the Sicilian streets with the other G7 leaders, and …

Trump's Cuba Policy Will Fail

The architect of Obama's Cuba opening argues that the president’s rollback is a pointless mistake.<p>One of the most depressing things about President Donald Trump’s decision to roll back elements of the Cuba opening is how predictable it was. A Republican candidate for president makes last-minute …

Cuba

This Marine's Insane Pull-Up Technique Will Have You Questioning If He's Even Human

Michael Eckert is a United States Marine, and he currently holds the world record for most pull-ups in one minute (it's 50), but right now, we're questioning if this guy is even human! Eckert consistently posts videos on Instagram, where he flaunts his impressive pull-up routines and incredible …

‘Last Secret’ of 1967 War: Israel’s Doomsday Plan for Nuclear Display

On the eve of the Arab-Israeli war, 50 years ago this week, Israeli officials raced to assemble an atomic device and developed a plan to detonate it atop a mountain in the Sinai Peninsula as a warning to Egyptian and other Arab forces, according to an interview with a key organizer of the effort …

Steaks, Brisket, Kebabs, and More: 18 Grilled Beef Recipes for Memorial Day

Burgers are about as fancy as I get at most cookouts, but if I'm really celebrating I'll ditch the ground beef and break out the steak—it's hard to look at an open flame and not imagine a perfectly charred slab of beef. Our basic recipe will teach you how to get started, but a simple grilled steak …

42 Quick and Easy Dinner Recipes That Anyone Can Make

Getting dinner on the table is a struggle, no matter who you are. We all have our favorite go-to pasta meals for busy nights, and a roast chicken always hits the spot, but when our usual recipes get boring, look here for meal ideas. These quick-and-easy dinner recipes offer up major inspiration, …

Cooking

What would happen if Donald Trump were impeached?

The latest whirlwind of news about Trump, Comey and Russia has again stoked the chorus for impeachment. Here’s how it might happen<p>Trump mired in more controversy over Comey scandal – live<p>Around midday on Monday, Congressman Al Green, a Democrat from Texas, held a press conference to call for the …

Hezbollah rejects new Hamas policy

Hezbollah on Tuesday appeared to criticize Hamas for its new policy document which accepts the idea of a Palestinian state in territories liberated …

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict: What you need to know

<b>(CNN) —</b> US President Donald Trump will host Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas Wednesday at the White House in the hopes of reviving peace talks between the Palestinians and Israel.<p>Back in February, Trump appeared to toss aside five decades of US policy on the subject, indicating that he is …

Israel criticizes UN cultural agency resolution on Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister on Tuesday accused UNESCO of diminishing Jewish ties to Jerusalem after the U.N. cultural agency passed a …

Israel

Criticism of Beijing’s North Korea Policy Comes From Unlikely Place: China

BEIJING — When China’s best-known historian of the Korean War, Shen Zhihua, recently laid out his views on North Korea, astonishment rippled through the audience. China, he said with a bluntness that is rare here, had fundamentally botched its policy on the divided Korean Peninsula.<p>China’s bond …

No easy answers: why left-wing economics is not the answer to right-wing populism

On November 20, less than two weeks after Donald Trump’s upset win, Bernie Sanders strode onto a stage at Boston’s Berklee Performance Center to give the sold-out audience his thoughts on what had gone so disastrously wrong for the Democratic Party.<p>Sanders had a simple answer. Democrats, he said, …

Pope says indigenous people must have final say about their land

Francis echoes growing body of international law and standards on the right to ‘prior and informed consent’<p>In the 15th century papal bulls promoted and provided legal justification for the conquest and theft of indigenous peoples’ lands and resources worldwide - the consequences of which are still …

When Leaking Is an Act of Patriotism

In 1800, a newspaper report incensed supporters of President John Adams—and sparked the nation’s first major leak investigation.<p>An administration in turmoil. A president sometimes “absolutely out of his senses.” Panic over foreign terror; a lurch toward war; rumors of immigrant roundups; foreign …

Political Science

President Trump's Foreign Policy Failures Are Alarming Europe

In the Bible’s Book of Exodus, the Egyptian Pharaoh sends his massive army in pursuit of fleeing Israelis until the sea closes over them with …

A bleak week for Obamacare

Aetna's CEO sees a 'death spiral' and the Trump administration's stabilization plan may be too little, too late.<p>Obamacare’s health insurance markets are flirting with financial disaster — and that’s before Republicans have had a chance to lay their hands on the law they’ve vowed for seven years to …

The Most Dangerous Man in Trump World?

How Peter Navarro could lead us into a global depression—or worse.<p>If Donald Trump is treating the staffing of his administration like a glorified casting call, then there is no shortage of candidates for Washington’s foreign policy establishment to boo or cheer. So far, Secretary of State Rex …

Foreign Policy

A conservative Republican explains his plan to replace Obamacare

The Republican Study Committee is a group that includes some of the most conservative legislators in Congress. A few years ago, it asked Rep. Phil Roe (R-TN), who co-chairs the Republican Doctors Caucus, to come up with a plan to replace Obamacare.<p>“I was asked to put together a plan that increased …

Scientists have confirmed a brand new phase of matter: time crystals

For months now, there's been speculation that researchers might have finally created time crystals — strange crystals that have an atomic structure that repeats not just in space, but in time, putting them in constant oscillation without energy.<p>Now it's official — researchers have just reported in …

Quantum Physics

Trump’s Immigration Ban Is Already Harming American Science

Iranian scientists have been a major boon to everything from Mars exploration to Ebola-fighting to advanced mathematics.<p>Samira Asgari had been preparing for the trip for months. She had just earned her Ph.D. from a Swiss university and was ready to start a postdoctoral fellowship at Brigham and …

Immigration