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What elephants teach us about cancer prevention

Every time a cell divides, there is a chance for a mutation (mistake) to occur in the DNA - the substance that carries genetic information in all …

Cancer

Harry Styles Thinks Gender Equality Is Too ‘Fundamental’ To Be Political

For Harry Styles, gender equality is such a basic belief in that it doesn't even count as politics.<p>The singer briefly touched on his feminism during …

Harry Styles

What the GOP Could Have Learned from Obamacare

<i>First Read is a morning briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter</i><p>The 2010 Affordable Care Act — or Obamacare — was far from a perfect piece of legislation, and it created so many political problems for Democrats after …

Health Care

Lawyers sue Chinese authorities for not getting rid of smog

BEIJING (AP) — Lawyer Cheng Hai has an itemized list of compensation demands from Beijing authorities over the city's smog: 65 yuan ($9) for having to buy face masks, 100 yuan ($15) for seeing a doctor for a sore throat and 9,999 yuan ($1,500) for emotional distress.<p>Fed up with what they consider …

China

EU agrees new rules to tackle multinationals tax avoidance | Reuters

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union finance ministers agreed on Tuesday to close loopholes multinational corporations use to skip taxation on dividends, part of a drive to stop them from parking profits where they pay the least tax.<p>Dutch Finance Minister and Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem …

North Africa

Using H-1B Visas To Help Outsource IT Work Draws Criticism, Scrutiny

A utility in California is cutting a small fraction of its information technology jobs and shipping them off to India. By doing so, Pacific Gas and Electric is stepping into a complex debate in Washington right now about immigration, jobs and the H-1B, a visa designed for high-skilled labor.<p>The …

Outsourcing

China hits back at US over South China Sea 'takeover' claims

Beijing warns White House to tread carefully after Rex Tillerson likens island-building to Russia’s taking of Crimea<p>China has warned the US to “speak and act cautiously” after the White House said it would act to foil Chinese attempts to “take over” the South China Sea, amid growing hints that …

China

The Latest: Out-of-state lawyers approved for protest cases

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Latest on disputes over the construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline in North Dakota (all times local):<p>5:15 p.m.<p>The North Dakota Supreme Court will allow lawyers from other states to temporarily help with cases stemming from the Dakota Access pipeline protest.<p>The …

Environment

Here are all the lawmakers skipping Trump's inauguration

It looks like A-list celebrity performers may not be the only ones skipping President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration.<p>While several political figures, including George W. Bush and Hillary Clinton will be in attendance when Trump is sworn in as the 45th president of the United States on January …

Donald Trump