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The Last Families Living in Tunisia's Underground Houses

Reuters photographer Zohra Bensemra recently spent time in southern Tunisia's Djebel Dahar region, where locals have lived in underground homes for centuries. The cave houses, also known as troglodyte houses, offer protection against the extremes of summer and winter in the arid desert. A cluster …

Luke Skywalker

For every woman in political office in the United States, there are three men.

In the wake of Donald Trump’s election, an unprecedented number of women — primarily Democrats — are running for office in 2018. Final numbers will not be available for some time, but Emily’s List, an organization that works to elect Democratic women, has reported being contacted by more than …

Tom Price

Trump-FBI feud over classified memo erupts into open conflict

The long-simmering feud between President Trump and the Justice Department erupted into open conflict Wednesday when the FBI publicly challenged the president's expected release of a contentious and classified memo related to the probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 election.<p>In a rare unsigned …

Donald Trump

Suicide bomber in ambulance kills at least 95, wounds 158, Kabul officials say

KABUL — A suicide bomber detonated an ambulance packed with explosives outside a hospital in central Kabul Saturday, officials said, killing at least 95 people and wounding 158. It was the third major attack in Afghanistan in the past week and one of the deadliest in the shell-shocked …

Afghanistan

'It Had Never Been Done on Television Before': The Oral History of Breaking Bad

Creator Vince Gilligan, stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul, and others reflect on how an offbeat show about a drug-dealing schoolteacher revolutionized television forever.<p>Television changed the night of January 20, 2008: <i>Breaking Bad</i>, a bold and singular drama about a downtrodden, dying high school …

TV

Women’s March 2018: Protesters Take to the Streets for the Second Straight Year

A year after millions of people turned out for the Women’s March and took to the streets en masse to protest President Trump’s inauguration, demonstrators gathered on Saturday in cities across the United States, galvanized by their disdain for Mr. Trump and his administration’s policies.<p>A deluge of …

Sexual Harassment

How to survive a nuclear bomb: 3 steps to save you in case of a missile or attack by North Korea

How likely is the threat of nuclear war? Despite escalating tensions with North Korea, some experts say fears are overblown. Others caution that the …

Columbia University

Hawaii Panics After Alert About Incoming Missile Is Sent in Error

An early-morning emergency alert mistakenly warning of an incoming ballistic missile attack was dispatched to cellphones across Hawaii on Saturday, setting off widespread panic in a state that was already on edge because of escalating tensions between the United States and North Korea.<p>The alert, …

North Korea

Missile threat alert for Hawaii a false alarm; officials blame employee who pushed 'wrong button'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> An emergency alert notification sent out on Saturday claiming a "ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii" was a false alarm, according to state leaders and emergency officials, who blamed it on an employee who "pushed the wrong button."<p>"BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO …

James Mattis

Retail's toughest year: A record for store closings

The traditional retail industry just capped one of its most difficult years with a successful holiday shopping season.<p>The question is, will that be enough to save stores on the brink?<p>Experts say don't count on it.<p>Shoppers have made it clear they want to do more of their shopping online and on their …

Time Warner

Inside San Francisco's most exclusive neighborhood, where old money rubs elbows with tech billionaires

In a slice of San Francisco known as the Gold Coast, a residential enclave that has long housed the city's old-money families, blue bloods and tech oligarchs now live as neighbors.<p>Members of the high-tech elite, including Oracle's Larry Ellison, Apple's Jony Ives, and Zynga's Mark Pincus, have left …

San Francisco

Man planned Christmas attack on San Francisco’s Pier 39, was inspired by Islamic State, FBI says

Several months ago, the<p>FBIbecame interested in the Facebook account of Everitt Aaron Jameson, a 26-year-old Modesto tow truck driver and former Marine.<p>Acting on tips from an informant, authorities said they saw that Jameson liked and loved pro-Islamic State and pro-terrorism Facebook posts. In the …

Amtrak derailment: Train was traveling at 80 mph in 30-mph zone

The train that careened off a bridge outside Tacoma, Washington, killing three people was traveling at 80 mph on a 30-mph stretch of track, federal investigators confirmed late Monday.<p>During a late-night briefing with reporters, NTSB board member Bella Dinh-Zarr added that Train 501 of Amtrak's …

Trains

Why are America's farmers killing themselves in record numbers?

The suicide rate for farmers is more than double that of veterans. Former farmer Debbie Weingarten gives an insider’s perspective on farm life – and how to help<p>I wrote about farmers’ suicides – and the reaction has been overwhelming<p>It is dark in the workshop, but what light there is streams in …

Mental Health

Charles Manson Dies at 83; Wild-Eyed Leader of a Murderous Crew

Charles Manson, one of the most notorious murderers of the 20th century, who was very likely the most culturally persistent and perhaps also the most inscrutable, died on Sunday in a hospital in Kern County, Calif., north of Los Angeles. He was 83 and had been behind bars for most of his life.<p>The …

Crime

The Artisan: San Francisco knife maker Galen Garretson

Galen Garretson has always been passionate about knives. After being given his first penknife at the age of five, his collection quickly grew to several dozen blades. A former chef and now the owner-operator of Town Cutler, the 32-year-old is probably the city’s most notable knife maker.<p>When …

White nationalists met by counterprotesters cancel second rally in Tennessee

<b>(CNN) —</b> White nationalists groups that rallied Saturday in Shelbyville, Tennessee, were met by a large police presence and dozens of shouting counterprotesters. Hours later, a second rally planned in nearby Murfreesboro was canceled.<p>The demonstrations, which organizers called the "White Lives …

Rights & Freedoms

Trump delays release of some JFK assassination documents, bowing to national security concerns

President Trump delayed on Thursday evening the release of thousands of pages of classified documents related to the John F. Kennedy assassination, bowing to pressure from the CIA, FBI and other federal agencies still seeking to keep some final secrets about the nearly 54-year-old investigation.<p>The …

Surveillance

The woman behind ‘Me Too’ knew the power of the phrase when she created it — 10 years ago

Tarana Burke was watching as #MeToo became an Internet phenomenon Sunday. Soon, she started to panic. By the time celebrities were tweeting #MeToo, encouraging every woman who had survived sexual harassment or assault to do the same, Burke knew she had to do something. She didn’t know where to …

Feminism

Why So Many People Believe Conspiracy Theories

William of Occam would have hated conspiracy theories. A 14th-century philosopher and Franciscan friar, William is celebrated for developing the “law …

Conspiracies

What Facebook Did to American Democracy

And why it was so hard to see it coming<p>In the media world, as in so many other realms, there is a sharp discontinuity in the timeline: before the 2016 election, and after.<p>Things we thought we understood—narratives, data, software, news events—have had to be reinterpreted in light of Donald Trump’s …

Social Media

The Secret Lives of Leonardo da Vinci

Walter Isaacson’s biography portrays a man obsessed with knowledge and almost impossible to know.<p>In Renaissance Florence, a number of designated boxes placed throughout the city allowed citizens to make anonymous denunciations of various moral crimes—in 1461, for example, the artist-monk Filippo …

Literature

The 100 Most Scenic Restaurants in America, According to OpenTable

The restaurant reservations website's users helped compile this list of eateries with the best views.<p>Today, OpenTable released their list of the most …

Salt Lake City

What happens to Obamacare now?

Obamacare lives on ... for now.<p>Now that Congressional Republicans have shelved their plans to repeal the health reform law, the future of Obamacare is in the White House's hands. And it's pretty clear that the Trump administration has little desire to fix it.<p>At the moment, Obamacare will be …

Health Care

‘The American War’: Why you need to understand American racism to understand what happened in Vietnam

<i>After each episode of “The Vietnam War” airs, our new podcast — “The American War” — will break down the major themes and questions raised. We’ll talk to Ken Burns, Lynn Novick and others involved with the documentary for a new perspective on how the film was made and what it all means.</i><p><i>Subscribe:</i> …

Vietnam

Pictures of the Week 9.21.17

Bundestag

NASA video shows 10 days of Irma in 30 seconds

NASA has released a video tracking Hurricane Irma's path over 10 days from the Atlantic.

Turner Broadcasting

'Dreamers' aren't just coming from Latin America

Like much of the debate around illegal immigration, the conversation about the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program is often centered on Latinos, and specifically Mexican immigrants. But the population that immigrated to the United States illegally as minors is much more diverse than that.<p>…

Immigration

Aid groups struggle as more Rohingya flood into Bangladesh

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (AP) — Aid agencies were struggling to cope with a nonstop flood of Rohingya refugees into Bangladesh, where some 146,000 have arrived hungry and terrified after fleeing renewed violence in Myanmar — a crisis the country's leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, dismissed as a …

North Africa

Facebook uncovers 'Russian-funded' misinformation campaign

Dave Lee<p><b>Facebook says it has discovered a Russian-funded campaign to promote divisive social and political messages on its network.</b><p>The company says $100,000 (£77,000) was spent on about 3,000 ads over a two-year period, ending in May 2017.<p>The ads did not back any political figures specifically but …

Internet