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Obama calls for restoration of Voting Rights Act

WASHINGTON — President Obama marked the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act on Thursday by calling on Congress to update the law and urging people to register to vote.<p>"There are people of goodwill on both sides of the aisle who are willing to do it, but it keeps slipping as a priority," Obama …

Right To Vote

The Senate's experiment with cannabis

Hardliners on Judiciary open up to research on medical pot<p>Obamacare. Gay weddings. Now pot?<p>As progressives celebrate a couple of big wins in Washington – the Supreme Court upholding the Affordable Care Act and legalizing same-sex marriage – another issue has remained firmly stuck at the national …

Cannabis

Trump’s Running—but the Joke’s on You

However much The Donald is worth, after he’s done with this so-called presidential campaign, he’s going to have a lot more.<p>Donald Trump says he’s …

23 Short Stories You'll Want To Read Over And Over Again

And again and again.

Matthew McConaughey to Grads: Always Play Like an Underdog

Short and sweet or long and salty? A sugar donut or some oatmeal? Out of respect for you and your efforts in getting your degree, I thought long and …

College & University

7 Things You Didn't Know About Memorial Day

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Google's self-driving cars are coming to public roads in California this summer

Google's self-driving cars are almost ready to appear on public roads.<p>The autonomous two-seaters have so far been confined to the test track, but …

Google's self-driving cars have been in 11 accidents in six years

The future might be electric, self-driving vehicles. But we're not going to get there without a few scratches and bumps... Literally.<p>Google and the …

Why shaking hands is still a big deal

Researchers find the gesture creates better cooperation and trust between humans - even when it is carried out by a robot<p>Shaking hands before negotiations results in a better deal for both parties - even when one is represented by a robot, a study has found.<p>The act of shaking hands at the start of …

Amazon Prime Is to Offer In-flight Streaming with JetBlue

Amazon announced today that it has partnered with JetBlue Airways to offer Prime members free access to unlimited in-flight WiFi and streaming from the Amazon Instant Video store.<p>In addition, anyone who isn’t a Prime customer will still be able to purchase TV shows and movies from the store for a …

European Union accuses Google of being a bully

If Google seems like the biggest kid on the playground in the U.S., it's basically a giant in Europe where it dominates more than 90% of the search …

The surprising downsides of being clever

Can high intelligence be a burden rather than a boon? David Robson investigates.<p>If ignorance is bliss, does a high IQ equal misery? Popular opinion would have it so. We tend to think of geniuses as being plagued by existential angst, frustration, and loneliness. Think of Virginia Woolf, Alan …

Parachuting into a convertible..

This guy nailed a perfect landing on the back of a moving car. Awesome !!!<p>Dec 27, 2013<p>Woah, that is cool<p>Dec 27, 2013<p>notice the driver is not looking …

Emojis

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The Secret Lives of Hillary and Bill in the White House

Broken lamps, shouting matches, sneaking away to the pool—and other scenes from the Clinton residence during the Lewinsky scandal.<p>White House Florist Ronn Payne remembers one day during the Clinton presidency when he was coming up the service elevator with a cart to pick up old floral arrangements …

The Next Steps in the Battle Over Religious-Freedom Laws

Same-sex marriage supporters press their advantage, as the fate of statutes in Indiana and Arkansas remains uncertain.<p>Sometimes social change seems like the advance of a glacier: a few inches a year, with no real visible effect. And sometimes the ice breaks up overnight.<p>Yesterday, Indiana Governor …

LGBTQI

Internet cats will never die

<b>(CNN) —</b> There's a famous New Yorker cartoon that features a pooch facing a PC and quipping to his fellow canine that "On the Internet, no one knows that you're a dog."<p>But the sad doggone truth is that if you're a dog on the Internet, no one cares, because the geeks who rule the Web are focused on …

Pets

What’s the most we can remember?

People with extraordinary memory talents suggest that your mind may be capable of retaining more than you think, says Adam Hadhazy.<p>Unlike digital cameras with full memory cards that cannot snap any more pictures, our brains never seem to run out of room. Yet it defies logic that one adult human …

The Brain

The Science of Near-Death Experiences

Empirically investigating brushes with the afterlife<p>Near-death experiences have gotten a lot of attention lately. The 2014 movie <i>Heaven Is for Real</i>, about a young boy who told his parents he had visited heaven while he was having emergency surgery, grossed a respectable $91 million in the United …

U.S. Stocks End Lower After Volatile Session

Moves in Oil Prices Roil Global Markets<p>U.S. stocks ended a seesaw session with broad declines, after spending much of the day swinging alongside crude-oil prices.<p>Tuesday’s session was volatile, as U.S. benchmarks were buffeted by moves in oil prices and developments in Russia for much of the …

Stock Markets

Is China's economy really the largest in the world?

<b>For the first time in more than 140 years, the US has lost the title of the world's largest economy - it has been stolen by China, according to the IMF. But how reliable are the statistics underpinning this claim? The BBC's economics editor, Robert Peston, explains lower down why China matters to</b> …