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Colorado congressman booed as people demand action on guns

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. (AP) — Grumbling and jeers met the request for a moment of silence for the 17 people killed last week in the Florida school …

Guns

Exclusive: Mueller's interest in Kushner grows to include foreign financing efforts

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Special counsel Robert Mueller's interest in Jared Kushner has expanded beyond his contacts with Russia and now includes his efforts to secure financing for his company from foreign investors during the presidential transition, according to people familiar with the inquiry.<p>This …

Michael Flynn

A Prisoner Got a Book Deal. Now the State Wants Him to Pay for His Imprisonment.

In the summer of 2016, Curtis Dawkins, a felon who is serving a life sentence in Michigan for murdering a man during a botched robbery, got some unexpected good news. Scribner, one of the top literary publishing houses in the United States, wanted to publish his debut collection of short stories, …

Eighth Amendment

What Teenagers Are Learning From Online Porn

Drew was 8 years old when he was flipping through TV channels at home and landed on “Girls Gone Wild.” A few years later, he came across HBO’s late-night soft-core pornography. Then in ninth grade, he found online porn sites on his phone. The videos were good for getting off, he said, but also …

Public Health

Who are we talking about when we talk about prostitution and sex work?

Prostitution is now illegal in Canada. A criminal offence occurs every time sexual services are exchanged for compensation.<p>Canada’s new prostitution …

Want to Raise Successful Kids? Do This to Help Them Be Strong, Confident, and Resilient | Inc.com

Much has been written about the habits and characteristics of high-achieving adults, and how they differ from everyone else. But if you're a parent, a more compelling question may be: "What can I do to make sure my kids succeed in life?" According to researchers, one attribute that certainly helps: …

Self-improvement

The Ocean Floor Is Sinking Under the Water Weight From Melting Glaciers, and It’s As Bad As It Sounds

So much extra water is being added to the world’s oceans from melting glaciers that the ocean floor is sinking underneath the increasing weight. This …

The origin of 'us': what we know so far about where we humans come from

The question of where we humans come from is one many people ask, and the answer is getting more complicated as new evidence is emerging all the time.<p>…

Why Wednesday? The days of the week have a convoluted religious heritage

The origins of our days of the week lie with the Romans. The Romans named their days of the week after the planets, which in turn were named after the Roman gods:<p><i>dies Solis</i> “the day of the sun (then considered a planet)”• <i><br>dies Lunae</i> “the day of the moon”• <i><br>dies Martis</i>, “the day of Mars”• <i><br>dies Mercurii</i>, …

Christianity

All the times this year Florida put the ‘F’ in WTF

Some pretty crazy things happen in 49 of America’s 50 states. Then there’s Florida.<p>Florida is a category unto itself.<p>It’s so crazy that there are …

America is on the brink of a historic break with Europe, thanks to Trump

Foreign service officers like me saw ourselves as guardians of this vital alliance. But Trump isn't interested in leading it or writing its next chapter.<p>The Trump administration’s newly unveiled national security strategy lists reinforcing America’s alliances as a major objective. Yet in the first …

Bill Clinton

How Republicans Rallied Together to Deliver a Tax Plan

WASHINGTON — The sting of failure on health care still lingered in the Senate on Aug. 3, when Mitch McConnell, the majority leader, summoned the Republican members of the Budget Committee to his office. We need to pass a tax bill this fall, Mr. McConnell told his colleagues, and we need a budget …

Republicans

Humans probably won't ever live forever — and new genetic discoveries might explain why

There's a limit to the human lifespan and physical abilities, and a multidisciplinary team of researchers say that we may have already reached this threshold. Sadly, it's one that we may not be able to exceed. Indeed, signs point to a plateau in maximum genetic and biological limits for a person's …

Genetics

Couples Who Have the Best Sex Have This Important Thing in Common

<i>This article originally appeared on Health.com.</i><p>For spouses or partners who have been together for many years, their sex lives have a lot to do with …

How Harvey Weinstein and Donald Trump Retaliated Against Salma Hayek

After not getting their way with the ‘Desperado’ actress, these two powerful accused sexual predators lashed out against her in different, disturbing …

Huckabee: My daughter deserves better than Brzezinski's attack

Mike Huckabee on Wednesday slammed “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski for attacking his daughter, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders saying she "deserves better from other women."<p>Brzezinski on Wednesday said she was dismayed that Sanders defended President Donald Trump for …

Donald Trump

10 Legendary Lost Cities That Have Actually Been Found

We may never find the underwater grave of Atlantis, the golden streets of El Dorado, or the peaceful mountains of Shangri-La. By all rights, these …

Banned Bible book of Jesus’ secret prophecies to his brother unearthed

The secret advice and prophecies Jesus gave his brother, James. It’s bound to be explosive stuff.<p>But the two books of the Apocalypse of James were …

A Voice of Hate in America’s Heartland

<i>This article has drawn significant feedback, most of it sharply critical. Read a response from The Times’s national editor here. And the reporter offers his thoughts on covering white nationalists here.</i><p>HUBER HEIGHTS, Ohio — Tony and Maria Hovater were married this fall. They registered at Target. …

Rights & Freedoms

What Darwin’s theories tell us about the shape alien life will take

“It’s life, Jim, but not as we know it.” How many times did we hear Mr Spock say this back in the day when classic Star Trek ruled the airwaves?* What always interested me back then was how did he know that it was life if it was so barely recognisable by Earthly (or Vulcan) standards?<p>Turns out a …

Biology

10 Stunning Private Islands You Can Rent From $307 a Night, Ranked By Price

Check these out if you're in search of a beautiful, secluded getaway.<p>If you’ve always fancied taking over a secluded private island for a night, …

Spain Takes Control of Catalonia, Pushing a Crisis Into Higher Gear

Carles Puigdemont woke up this Saturday morning as president of Catalonia, but by lunchtime, he was out of a job. For the first time in its nearly 40 …

35 Secrets to Marriage Success

For many married couples, falling in love and saying "I do" was the easy part. Living happily ever after is the part that takes a whole lot of work.<p>My family history doesn't have the best track record when it comes to the vow "until death do us part." My parents divorced when I was 18, and on my …

Cheaper Health Plans Promoted by Trump Have a History of Fraud

WASHINGTON — In signing a recent executive order, President Trump promised that millions of Americans could soon obtain “great, great health care” through inexpensive plans that offer consumers options they had been denied under the Affordable Care Act.<p>But these health plans, created for small …

Health Care

Female Israeli soldier uses ninja moves on threatening crowd of ultra-Orthodox protesters

JERUSALEM — Ultra-Orthodox Jews protesting the military draft is nothing new in Israel, but a young woman using karate chops and kung-fu kicks to push back a crowd of angry young men might just be a first.<p>Meet Nomi Golan.<p>On Monday night, Golan, an off-duty soldier, attempted to guide a car through …

Israel

'No science' behind transgender therapy for kids, doctors warn

Washington D.C., Oct 15, 2017 / 03:57 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Children who struggle to match their gender identity with their biological sex should not …

Eight habits of highly emotionally intelligent people

When emotional intelligence first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs outperform …

Emotional Intelligence

The ultimate guide to river cruises – where to go and who to book with

Why choose a river cruise?<p>For an unforgettable immediate, immersive and intimate travel experience river cruising is hard to beat. River cruises don’t just take you into a country, they let you get under it skin and feel its pulse and see its scenery and sights close up. As you sail at a pleasingly …

European Travel

From Aggressive Overtures to Sexual Assault: Harvey Weinstein’s Accusers Tell Their Stories

Multiple women share harrowing accounts of sexual assault and harassment by the film executive.<p><i>This story was first published on newyorker.com on October 10, 2017, at 10:47 A.M. The version below appears in the October 23, 2017, issue.</i><p>1.<p>Since the establishment of the first studios, a century ago, …

Sexual Harassment

This Easy Tuna Pasta Is the Cheapest, Quickest, Most Comforting Weeknight Dinner Ever

By Amanda Shapiro<p>Seriously, you can make the sauce in the time it takes to boil pasta.<p>Put aside whatever ideas you have about canned tuna, or the words "tuna pasta" together, and let’s talk about pasta for a minute. I don’t need to sell you on pasta. It’s a steadfast weeknight dinner option in my …

Cooking