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Indian brides given bats to keep abusive husbands in check

<b>Hundreds of brides at an Indian mass wedding have been given wooden bats and urged to use them as weapons if their husbands turn abusive.</b><p>Messages such as "for use against drunkards" are written on the paddles, which measure about 40cm (15in) and are more traditionally used for laundry.<p>Gopal …

Hawaii has emerged as an unexpected leader in the fight against Trump

Last month, a federal judge in Hawaii blocked the Trump administration from proceeding with its travel ban on people from certain Muslim-majority countries. US attorney general Jeff Sessions isn’t a big fan of that decision—or of Hawaii, apparently.<p>“I really am amazed that a judge sitting on an …

Pew Research Center

Uganda's Punishment Island: 'I was left to die on an island for getting pregnant'

<b>Unmarried girls who got pregnant used to be seen as bringing shame to their families in parts of Uganda, so they were taken to a tiny island and left to die. The lucky ones were rescued, and one of them is still alive. The BBC's Patience Atuhaire tracked her down.</b><p>"When my family discovered that I …

Former child soldier wins prize for risking his life to protect Congo's wildlife

<b>(CNN) —</b> He has been beaten, threatened and imprisoned. But the former child soldier and winner of this year's Goldman Environmental Prize says he will not stop until those wanting to destroy the Democratic Republic of Congo's protected wildlife "are held responsible for their actions."<p>"Even if I or …

Endangered Species

Donald Trump’s “Oh, never mind” presidency

In his first annual message to Congress, John Quincy Adams, among the most experienced and intellectually formidable presidents, warned leaders …

Donald Trump

Trump tax plan may produce some short-term budget issues: Mnuchin

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Saturday that the Trump administration's tax reform plan would produce some "short term issues" when viewed under traditional "static" budget analysis rules.<p>His comments during an interview by International Monetary Fund Managing …

Nerds with words: Signs from Silicon Valley March for Science

Donald Trump Decides That A Trump Rally Is His Preferred Substitute For The Correspondents’ Dinner

President Donald Trump has chosen what he’d like to do instead of attend the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner. The answer? He’d prefer to go to a Trump Rally, thanks. He’s quite found of them.<p>Trump, who has a hostile relationship with news providers with names that don’t end in “& …

Donald Trump

Frozen hash brown recall due to possible 'extraneous golf ball materials'

<b>(CNN) —</b> You have an early-morning golf match. You make coffee and contemplate the optimal breakfast to help you hit the ball straighter and calm those first-tee jitters.<p>For now, skip frozen hash browns sold in nine states under the Harris Teeter and Roundy's brands. The potatoes may contain pieces …

Product Recalls

Most Ohio and Pennsylvania counties that flipped from Obama to Trump are wracked by heroin

Another potential explanation for Trump’s surprising win.<p>The debate over how Donald Trump won the election has generally focused on two competing narratives: Either Trump’s rise was driven by economic anxiety — fears of jobs getting shipped overseas — or racial anxiety, against black people, …

Obama-Biden bromance memes are breaking the Internet

Obama-Biden bromance memes are breaking the Internet<p>There are many contentions about US President Barack Obama’s eight-year term. But the one thing …

Joe Biden

Trump advisor takes issue with Silicon Valley's Asian CEOs

Before President-elect Donald Trump's chief strategist Stephen Bannon was headed to the White House, he was running "platform for the alt-right" website <i>Breitbart News</i>. Aside from overseeing the publication of anti-Semitic and misogynistic articles, Bannon also hosted the site's Sirius XM radio …