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Historic handshake marks meeting of China and Taiwan presidents

Breaking with nearly seven decades of estrangement, the presidents of mainland China and Taiwan sat down for talks here Saturday -- the first such encounter between leaders of the two sides since the Nationalist Party lost the Chinese civil war in 1949 and retreated to the island.<p>Chinese …

Newborn Military Baby Has No Legal Identity

A hospital mix-up has left a Navy veteran's baby without a legal identity.<p>According to official medical records, baby Alexis does not exist. Now, her …

Middle East

Why the New Vatican Leaks Scandal Is Different

It has been an unusually turbulent week in Rome. The Vatican’s gendarmes arrested two members of Pope Francis’s economic-reform committee—Lucio Angel Vallejo Balda, a powerful monsignor, and Francesca Immacolata Chaouqui, whose background is in public relations—for allegedly leaking documents to …

Corruption

Junk Food Isn't To Blame for America's Obesity Epidemic

Soda and sweets aren’t making Americans fat. In fact, underweight Americans consume more junk food than those who are morbidly obese.<p>In a new study …

Holistic Medicine

Americans Aren't Doing Enough to Protect Their Privacy Online

Nearly every American consumer (98%) believes they are creating safe passwords, but a recent study shows that only 6% are actually doing so.<p>The study by Avast, a company specializing in PC and mobile security, is surprising since 69% of respondents say having others access their personal …

Information Systems

A tale of two Carsons

<b>Detroit (CNN) —</b> Ben Carson, the soft-spoken, Yale-educated brain surgeon who has surged in the GOP presidential race, has written and spoken powerfully of divine intervention at several pivotal moments in his life.<p>At the core of his narrative of spiritual redemption are his acts of violence as an …

Ben Carson

How Hillary Clinton’s Loyal Confidants Could Cost Her the Election

Lawyers! Aides! Advisers! No presidential candidate has ever been as defended as Hillary Clinton. As Sarah Ellison reports, the tight-lipped human wall she has raised is also a major liability.<p><b>I. The Praetorians</b><p>They were her darkest days yet as First Lady, though there would be far worse to come. …

Government

10 Tiny Tweaks You Can Make NOW To Majorly Improve Your Life

Changing habits can feel daunting, but there are certain things you can change with very little effort that make a huge impact. I like to call these …

New York is for the rich only: “Inequality in housing has reached Dickensian dimensions”

Jane Jacobs’ worst fears are slowly being realized. Gentrification has created a “high-rent blight” on the city<p>The Chinese restaurant across the street from me – one of the last, reasonably priced joints in the neighborhood – closed last weekend. Their lease was up for renewal and the rent …

Real Estate
Research

Slow Cooker Recipes: 20 Warming Soups for a Frosty Day

Ah, winter. It's bliss-sparkling ice-covered trees abound, making us long for warm places to curl up inside, and sip on warm liquids. It's time to grab your slow cooker and pour in the ingredients to craft a steamy slow cooked concoction that will warm up your dinner table tonight. Try one of our …

Cooking

Police say Indian gang raped twice in hours

Ten people in India have been arrested after a 21-year-old woman was gang-raped twice in one night by two apparently unrelated groups of men, according to police officials.<p>Six of them have been charged with gang-raping the woman on the evening of December 24, a police officer told Associated Press …