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The collective wisdom of the 2015 graduation speeches

<b>(Real Simple) —</b><p>Trust yourself<p>"I want you all to stay true to the most real, most sincere, most authentic parts of yourselves. I want you to ask those basic questions: Who do you want to be? What inspires you? How do you want to give back? And then I want you to take a deep breath and trust …

College & University

Is Bipartisanship Possible?

As the 2014 midterm elections grind down to their conclusion, voters in many communities continue to be subjected to wave after wave of negative ads. The obvious solution is to take big money out of politics, but another tactic would be to promote bipartisanship, to somehow dispel the rancor …

Scientists hail creation of working organ made from laboratory cells

British scientists produce working thymus, a vital immune system 'nerve centre' located near the heart<p>Reprogrammed cells created in a laboratory have been used to build a complete and functional organ in a living animal for the first time.<p>British scientists produced a working thymus, a vital immune …

The ice bucket stops with Obama

EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) — The ice bucket stops with Obama.<p>Instead of pouring cold water over his head, President Barack Obama has poured it on the idea …

US changing no-fly list rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is promising to change the way travelers can ask to be removed from its no-fly list of suspected …

US officials: Video shows American's beheading

WASHINGTON (AP) — A grisly video released Tuesday shows Islamic State militants beheading American journalist James Foley, U.S. officials said, in …

Obama weighs strategy against Islamic State

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is grappling with how to bridge the gap between its increasingly dire assessment of the threat posed by …

Report: NSA eyed preset strikes in cyberattacks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Security Agency secretly planned a cyberwarfare program that could automatically fire back at cyberattacks from …

Why Muslims Hate Terrorism More

Muslim groups and leaders are constantly denouncing terrorism, but most Americans simply never see it. Answer? Make sure they see it.<p>Here we go …

How Obama decided on airstrikes in Iraq

WASHINGTON (AP) — For much of the summer, President Barack Obama had watched with alarm as a brutal, al-Qaida-linked insurgency seized more and more …

Obama: US sanctions are straining Russian economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Wednesday that U.S. sanctions levied against Russia over its actions in Ukraine are working but that …

Canadian couple detained by China safe but closely watched, says son | Reuters

DANDONG China (Reuters) - A Canadian couple detained in China on suspicion they stole state secrets are safe but under constant guard, according to messages they passed on via the Canadian embassy, their son said on Wednesday.<p>Kevin and Julia Garratt, who ran a coffee shop on the Chinese border with …

We should celebrate that we are a multi-cultural nation, says Michael Gove

Britons should celebrate the fact that their country is a “multi-cultural nation”, senior Conservatives have said.<p>Britons should celebrate the fact that their country is a “multi-cultural nation”, senior Conservatives have said.<p>The comments have emerged after new research said that the Tories had …

Obamascare Tactics in Red State Races

In Kansas and Georgia, Democrats running for governor are closer than expected. The GOP response? Rewrite the laws so they couldn’t take Medicaid …

Majority of Conservative and Ukip voters back gay marriage – poll

Most supporters of the Conservatives and Ukip now support gay marriage, according to an Ipsos MORI poll pointing to a “sea change” in opinion<p>A majority of Conservative and Ukip supporters are in favour of gay marriage, new polling shows.<p>A study by Ipsos MORI found that 61 per cent of would-be Tory …

Attorney General: Rise of fundamentalism is 'damaging' Christianity

The rise of religious fundamentalists with a 'deep intolerance' to other people's views has made Christians reluctant to express their beliefs, Dominic Grieve warns<p>Christians are increasingly reluctant to express their religious views because they are being “turned off” by the “disturbing” and …

Religion

The Week in Review: Obamacare For All

Inside Flipboard / April 18, 2014<p>Tuesday marked the deadline for most Americans without healthcare to sign up for coverage under the Patient …

European aid 'lessons learned', Wales Audit Office says

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/news_wales/1072000/1072433_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524790235_261e9df390dc181f52575a3346871fa5<p><b>European aid is now being well managed after lessons learned from earlier projects, auditors have said.</b><p>The Wales Audit Office said schemes …

The Week in Review: Heartbleed Strikes

Inside Flipboard / April 12, 2014<p>Last Monday, news broke that sensitive user information stored by most major websites was vulnerable to hackers–and …

Justices approve state's ban on affirmative action

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court dealt another blow to affirmative-action programs Tuesday, upholding the right of states to ban racial preferences in university admissions.<p>The 6-2 decision came in a case brought by Michigan, where a voter-approved initiative banning affirmative action had been tied …

Blair's speech on Islamic extremism generates strong reactions

Tony Blair's speech seeking to rally global support for a confrontation with Islamic extremism generated a storm of reaction, most of it negative and much of it focusing on the messenger rather than the message.<p>The director of the Council for Arab-British Understanding, Chris Doyle, said the former …

Ukraine orders new military operation in the east

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's acting president ordered security forces to resume operations in the country's east on Tuesday after the bodies of two …

Green Loans are a Small Step for Households, But a Giant Leap for Emissions Reduction

At Kiva, we believe in treating everyday like it’s Earth Day, which is why we’re especially proud of the green loans that fund through Kiva. These …

Boris Johnson attacks 'crazy' immigration crackdown

The government should allow hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants living in the UK to become British citizens, Boris Johnson has insisted, as …

Join the fight against extreme poverty

<i>This is a guest post by Tiken Jah Fakoly, musician, activist and supporter of ONE’s pan-African campaign ‘Do Agric’.</i><p><b>I am a reggae man, music is my</b> …

Ed Miliband accuses David Cameron of stalling over televised election debates

In article for Radio Times, Labour leader says PM is 'single biggest obstacle to getting TV debates on at the next election'<p>Ed Miliband is stepping up efforts to corner David Cameron into agreeing to general election TV debates between the party leaders, accusing the prime minister of stalling on …

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Dave's EU Pledge

<i>Here are the five things you need to know on Tuesday 29 April 2014...</i><p><b>1) DAVE'S EU PLEDGE</b><p>You'll remember how David Cameron's 'cast-iron' pledge, while …

David Cameron to refuse coalition without EU referendum backing

David Cameron has revealed he will not go into another coalition without the other party signing up to an EU referendum by the end of 2017.<p>In a new pledge, the prime minister made it clear that an in-out referendum would be a condition of any future partnership with the Liberal Democrats or another …

Anti-EU vote could rise above 30% in European elections, says thinktank

Anti-EU parties could win more than 30% of the vote across the continent in the European elections, according to calculations by the Open Europe thinktank, up from 24.9% on the vote in 2009.<p>The calculation – challenged by other analysts – suggests hardline sceptics could take as many as 218 (29%) …

Ukip's Lenny Henry candidate wasn't even born in UK

<b>Updated: See below</b><p>Local election candidates would do anything for some national media coverage, although perhaps not of the type that William Henwood …