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How Bernie Sanders, the Socialist, Quietly Entered the Top 4% of Earners

Bernie Sanders has charted his own, highly unbeaten path in politics. A self-described Socialist, Sander hasn’t just eschewed the familiar trappings …

Setting the Record Straight on Medicare for All: An Open Letter From 560 Physicians and Medical Students

<i>Physicians-in-training voice their support for single-payer reform. Photo: Al Nowakowski.</i><p><i>The following statement has been signed by more than 560 physicians and medical students. It was crafted by Andrea Christopher, M.D., Fellow in General Internal Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Adam Gaffney,</i> …

Trump Blasted by Rivals and Civil Rights Groups for Refusing to Condemn the KKK

Donald Trump was slammed Sunday by a slew of civil rights advocates and his presidential rivals for refusing to condemn the Ku Klux Klan or …

A new force in drug trafficking reaches Tijuana

Menacing, crudely written signs hung from highway bridges or left with mutilated corpses have delivered the message: Mexico's fastest-growing drug trafficking group, Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generacion, is now in Tijuana — and fighting to expand its influence.<p>The group's growing presence coincides with …

Mexico

Geopolitics of oil takes new twist with Saudi-Russia deal

What are we to make of last week’s deal to freeze oil output between Saudi Arabia and Russia – the world’s two leading crude exporters? Is it significant and is the price of oil now likely to rise?<p>This agreement is remarkable in the sense that there typically isn’t much love lost between Riyadh and …

Would It Be A Bad Thing to Wipe Out A Species ... If It's A Mosquito?

Mosquitoes have a nasty reputation.<p>The species <i>Aedes aegypti</i>, for example, is currently responsible for spreading the Zika virus through the Americas and also infects humans with dengue fever, chikungunya and yellow fever.<p>This raises the question: Should there be an effort to get rid of <i>Aedes aegypti</i> …

Public Health

What Russia's Failing Economy Means For Putin's Legacy And Military Ambitions

The WorldPost spoke with Sergey Aleksahenko, former deputy chairman of the Russian Central Bank.<p><i>Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic driving headlines around the world. In this edition, we speak with Sergey Aleksashenko, former deputy chairman of the Central Bank of</i> …

Russia

Something terrible seems to be happening to the Chinese job market

Quanton Data, a firm that focuses on structuring big data, has put together a database of job postings from over a hundred different job boards serving China.<p>Erik Haines, founder and chief executive of Quanton, sent Business Insider a snippet of a recent report, and its findings should set alarm …

8 Habits That Make Millennials Stressed, Anxious And Unproductive

According to the American Psychological Association (APA), millennials experience more stress and are less able to manage it than any other generation. More than half of us admit to having lain awake at night during the past month from stress.<p>Not surprisingly, millennials are also more anxious than …

The Brain

23 Books Everyone Should Read, According to Mark Zuckerberg

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Attn. Vladimir Putin: U.S. and NATO beef up defenses on Russian border

The new U.S. defense budget includes a request for billions of dollars to defend Europe against Vladimir Putin's Russia, the latest sign of …

Antibiotics: A Dangerous Pandemic of Overuse

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently noted that antibiotic overuse is “a problem so serious that it threatens the achievements of modern …

Medicine

A 13-year-old Palestinian girl was shot dead by an Israeli guard she allegedly tried to stab

It was the latest fatality in an almost four-month-long surge of violence that has raised concern of wider escalation, a decade after the last Palestinian uprising subsided, and it followed two stabbings this week inside settlements carried out by Palestinian teenagers, according to Israeli …

Oil can reach $20 this year because 'the Saudis are willing to play the long game'

But according to IHS Insight's chief economist, Dr. Nariman Behravesh<i>,</i> who oversees a team of more than 400 economists, worse is yet to come.<p>"Is it feasible for oil to reach $20 per barrel in 2016? Yes it is," Behravesh said in an interview with Business Insider at the World Economic Forum in …

Hundreds dead as ISIS makes gains in strategic Syrian city

<b>(CNN) —</b> Fierce battles continue around the strategic city of Deir Ezzor in northern Syria between regime forces and the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), according to human rights groups.<p>Hundreds of combatants and civilians have been killed over the past week, and Russian aircraft have been …

Middle East

Warner Bros. is planning 11 superhero movies from now through 2020 — here are all of them

DC Comics is finally playing catch-up.<p>While Marvel is working on the 13th film in its cinematic universe, the DC multiverse — which includes hugely popular heroes Wonder Woman, Batman, and Superman — only includes 2013's "Man of Steel."<p>But that's about to change. In October 2014, the studio …

An oligarchy has broken our democracy. It must be dislodged

Each new election year promises change. We will choose a new president and new representatives in Congress; fresh faces will make their appearances in Washington DC, while old ones disappear. But what about the people who stay in power, one election after another, less exposed to the public eye?<p>The …

Middle-class

Why are we looking on helplessly as markets crash all over the world?

The imminent collapse of the Chinese Ponzi-scheme economy shows that we need to bring control to the international economy<p>There has always been a tension at the heart of capitalism. Although it is the best wealth-creating mechanism we’ve made, it can’t be left to its own devices. Its …

Economics

President Obama Is Just Now Hearing of the Tampon Tax, Responds Like We All Did

"I suspect it's because men were making the laws when those taxes were passed."<p>President Barack Obama has weighed in on the controversial tampon tax just days after the year of the period came to a close. YouTube star Ingrid Nilson asked the president why 40 states in the U.S. continue to levy a …

The US economy is nowhere near a recession

After the worst 10-day start to a year ever, investors are anxious about not just the prospects for financial markets but the US economy as a whole.<p>And now, people are talking about recession.<p>In an email on Friday, Torsten Sløk, chief international economist at Deutsche Bank, wrote, "Over the past …

6 Of The Best No-Nonsense Apps to Destress In 2016

Forget your troubles, come on, get ‘appy…<p>Everyone wants to feel happier and less stressed, but finding the time to make little changes or even …

Law professor: Ted Cruz is not eligible to be president

Donald Trump is actually right about something: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) is not a natural-born citizen and therefore is not eligible to be president or vice president of the United States.<p>The Constitution provides that "No person except a natural born citizen ... shall be eligible to the office of …

Harvard Law School

What Your Zodiac Sign Says About Your Love Life (Or Lack Thereof)

The more you know!<p>What bearing does your zodiac sign have on your love life -- or lack thereof? A lot more than you think, says Jennifer Angel, one of New York’s most well-known astrologers.<p>Below, Angel shares the biggest weakness each zodiac sign has in relationships -- and a quick fix for …

Relationships

US-Saudi relations are being put to the test

This week, tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia have been magnified by the Saudi execution of an outspoken Shi'ite Sheikh, Nimr al-Nimr.<p>This has resulted in a growing diplomatic crisis between the United States and Saudi Arabia.<p>We should not expect that this incident will lead to a breaking of …

10 Small Things You Can Do Every Day to Get Smarter

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The FBI has been tracking an 'unhinged' anti-Muslim activist Oregon protester for months

There is, however, a glaring exception: Jon Ritzheimer.<p>But unlike his new compatriots in the standoff in eastern Oregon, nobody seems to have known that Ritzheimer — a patriotically tattooed Marine from Arizona with a penchant for posting melodramatic videos online — was passionate about federal …

Congress Directs NASA to Build a Habitat for the Trip to Mars

A prototype is set for 2018.<p>In the latest round of budget negotiations, NASA got a pretty good windfall. But hiding in that $19.3 billion budget it is a $55 million directive: begin building a deep space habitat, and have it ready to go by 2018. In 180 days, NASA will have to report on any progress.<p>…

U.S. lawmakers likely to nix changes to debt restructuring law: source | Reuters

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK/CHICAGO (Reuters) - Lawmakers are likely to scrap a revision to certain legal protections for bondholders from a spending bill that was under negotiation, a congressional aide said on Tuesday.<p>A picture illustration shows U.S. 100 dollar bank notes taken in Tokyo August 2, 2011. …

Environmentalism

The Logic of the Police State

<b>People Are Waking Up to the Darkness in American Policing, and the Police Don't Like It One Bit</b><p><i>Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com</i><p>If you’ve been listening to various police agencies and their supporters, then you know what the future holds: anarchy is coming -- and it’s all the fault of activists.<p>In …