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Go deeper: How Yanela became a false symbol of Trump child separation

A nearly 2-year-old Honduran girl became a symbol for opposition to Trump's family separation policies, even ending up on the cover of TIME Magazine. …

Immigration

Half of Texans support stricter gun laws in the US

<b>(CNN) —</b> Half of registered voters in Texas support stricter gun laws in the US, according to a new Quinnipiac poll released on Thursday. The poll comes on the heels of a deadly school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas, on May 18.<p>In addition to generally supporting stricter laws, 50% also say they support …

Guns

Can Genetic Counselors Keep Up With 23andMe?

The rise of spit kits is leaving consumers with lots of data and few answers. Genetic counselors could help people understand these results, but there aren’t enough of them to go around.<p>In hindsight, clicking on the email from 23andMe at 10 p.m., alone, on a particularly cold March night probably …

Molecular Biology

Trump Treasury nominee withdraws amid concern over finances

Adam Lerrick has withdrawn as President Donald Trump’s nominee for assistant Treasury secretary for international finance, after languishing for more than a year without Senate confirmation.<p>Lerrick, a visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and a former investment banker, has …

It’s Impossible to Prove Your Laptop Hasn’t Been Hacked. I Spent Two Years Finding Out.

Evil Maid Attacks<p>If you don’t use full disk encryption on your laptop, anyone who gains physical access to it, even for just a few minutes, can …

Signer’s Remorse: Trump Scrambling to Reverse Effects of Spending Bill He Signed

Trump is reportedly planning to partially cut down to size the massive bill he just passed.<p>Just weeks after <b>Donald Trump</b> threatened to veto, and then signed, a massive spending bill, the president is reportedly scrambling to undo its effects. The new developments follow massive blowback from his …

Donald Trump

‘Democracy’ Still Matters

On Sunday, Hungary’s right-wing prime minister, Viktor Orban, is up for re-election, possibly on track to his fourth term in office. Mr. Orban has spent the past several years weakening his country’s democratic checks and balances; he has attacked independent civil society, and he has brought the …

Trump Plans to Send National Guard to the Mexican Border

WASHINGTON — The White House said Tuesday night that President Trump planned to deploy the National Guard to the southern border to confront what it called a growing threat of illegal immigrants, drugs and crime from Central America after the president for the third consecutive day warned about the …

Immigration

China’s ‘Jack the Ripper’ sentenced to death for 11 grisly murders

A man dubbed China’s ‘Jack the Ripper’ has been sentenced to death for the rape and murder of 11 women and girls.<p>Gao Chengyong, 54, was likened to the notorious killer from Victorian England due to the way he mutilated the bodies of his victims, which included an eight year old girl.<p>He allegedly …

New York City’s Population Hits a Record 8.6 Million

New York City’s population reached a record high last year of over 8.6 million and has climbed 5.5 percent since 2010, according to a Department of City Planning analysis of new Census Bureau population estimates.<p>There were 8,622,698 people in the city last year, 447,565 more than were counted in …

With Bolton, Trump Creates a Hard-Line Foreign Policy Team

WASHINGTON — When President Trump suddenly announced two weeks ago that he would meet the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, John R. Bolton suggested a pithy strategy for how the meeting should proceed.<p>It should “be a fairly brief session where Trump says: ‘Tell me you have begun total …

Did Trump say African countries were 'shitholes'? Here's a breakdown of conflicting memories of people in the meeting

<b>(CNN) —</b> During a White House meeting Thursday on immigration reform, President Donald Trump reportedly referred to African nations as "shithole countries."<p>Here's what those who attended the meeting said afterward about the controversy.<p>Trump said it:<p><b>Sen. Lindsey Graham</b><p>The Republican from South …

Donald Trump

Gertrude Jekyll Biography

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Take It to the Bank: China Needs Deposits

As the world frets about China's excesses in lending, the downgrade of Bank of Communications Co. by Moody's Investors Service is a reminder that …

North Korea factories humming with 'Made in China' clothes, traders say | Reuters

DANDONG, China (Reuters) - Chinese textile firms are increasingly using North Korean factories to take advantage of cheaper labor across the border, traders and businesses in the border city of Dandong told Reuters.<p>FILE PHOTO - North Korean workers make soccer shoes inside a temporary factory at a …

North Korea

A controversial ex-banker is the person who really runs Twitter — and he's gambling the company's future on one risky bet

It was the fall of 2016 and Twitter's employees were worn out.<p>They'd been through constant leadership changes, two rounds of layoffs, slowing growth, a languishing stock price and endless news reports that Twitter was trying to sell itself but no one wanted it. Salesforce, their last hope of a …

This Is Why Your Shoelaces Come Untied

According to science.<p>Life is nothing if not loaded with minor frustrations. Traffic, long lines at the supermarket, crappy Internet service. But …

House Republican budget slashes billions in spending, paving path to tax cuts

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> After months of infighting, House Republicans are unveiling a budget resolution Tuesday that would dramatically reshape the federal government, requiring more than $200 billion in cuts to mandatory programs and set the path for a major overhaul of the tax code.<p>The document is …

Antarctica Blood Falls mystery solved? Find out the source of the red water

The colour of the water can be attributed to oxidised iron in brine, say researchers.<p>The source of Antarctica's gruesome looking Blood Falls has …

The “Wayne’s World” soundtrack at 25: “Bohemian Rhapsody,” Alice Cooper and how the album became secretly influential

1992’s crop of soundtracks set the tone for the decade’s future movie music blockbusters and cultural evolution<p>In February, the Mike Myers-Dana Carvey film "Wayne's World" briefly returned to theaters for a well-deserved victory lap in honor of its 25th birthday. Based on a "Saturday Night Live" …

Airbus sells off Defense Electronics business

Defense Electronics produced high-tech systems and sensors for use in a number of military applications. Based in Germany, but with offices around …