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Trump sues California over immigration policies

<b>(CNN) —</b> After nearly a year of threats, the Trump administration made its most aggressive move to date against a familiar target of its ire: California and its immigration policies.<p>Late Tuesday evening the department filed a federal lawsuit against the state and its top officials to stop a cluster …

Immigration

Students seize control of gun debate, plan walkouts and march

Students are taking hold of the gun debate in the wake of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, by organizing a series of school walkouts across the country and a march in Washington to protest gun violence.<p>The Women's March youth branch, students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School — the …

Guns

This 10.5% Yielding Dividend Stock Is Now as Low Risk as They Come

By completing its strategic repositioning program last year, Enbridge Energy Partners put its high-yield payout on rock-solid ground.<p>Last year was a …

13 ‘Dividend Aristocrat’ stocks with yields over 4%

The S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats Index has greatly outperformed the broader S&P 500 Index over the past 10 years, and includes many quality companies …

20 Must-Read Books for Finance Professionals | Investopedia

The world of finance has provided the backdrop for many dramas, from mergers and acquisitions and Wall Street shenanigans to Tulip Mania, and let's …

Investing

10 Things That Could Disappear in Your Lifetime, Thanks to Climate Change

Future generations are going to have to deal with major consequences of global warming.<p>Though some American politicians continue to debate whether climate change is real, scientists have long sounded the warning bells that human-caused global warming is rapidly getting worse. Some warn that we may …

Climate Change

Are We The Earliest Intelligent Life In The Universe?

The study of the formation and logic of the universe — cosmology — and the study of exoplanets and their conduciveness to life do not seem to intersect much.<p>Scientists in one field focus on the deep physics of the cosmos, while the others search for the billions upon billions of planets out there — …

Astronomy

Obama creates the largest protected place on the planet, in Hawaii

President Obama on Friday created the largest ecologically protected area on the planet when he expanded a national marine monument in his native Hawaii to encompass more than half a million square miles.<p>The president more than quadrupled the size of the Papahanaumokuakea (pronounced …

Conservation

Obama administration challenges the money bail system: Can people be kept in jail just because they are poor?

President Obama's civil rights lawyers are seeking a potentially far-reaching ruling to hold that the Constitution forbids the common practice of keeping people in jail prior to a trial, even for minor offenses, just because they are too poor to pay for bail.<p>Every day, about 450,000 people are held …

Obama Administration

Don't Overlook These 5 Shifts Changing the Future of Work

The rapid growth of technology is challenging the belief humans will do everything.<p>Significant social shifts are influencing the future of work. These changes are forcing businesses to alter the way they remain relevant in the market place. Additionally, these changes are pushing businesses to …

Historical documents reveal Arctic sea ice is disappearing at record speed

Scientists have pieced together historical records to reconstruct Arctic sea ice extent over the past 125 years. The results are shown in the figure below. The red line, showing the extent at the end of the summer melt season, is the most critical:<p>Arctic sea ice extent in recent years is by far the …

Global Warming

Scientists install 'memories' in DNA of human cells

Scientists have managed to record histories in the DNA of human cells, allowing them to recall past “memories.” The advancement could prove vital for …

Inmate rescues officer attacked by fellow prisoner inside Oklahoma jail

This is the remarkable moment an inmate steps up to defend a prison guard from being attacked by a fellow prisoner.<p>CCTV footage from Payne County Jail in Oklahoma, US allegedly shows a prisoner punching a guard inside a booking area.<p>Another inmate, who according to deputies was waiting to be …

Crime

U.S. Fines Hitachi $55.5 Million for Price-Fixing

Hitachi Automotive Systems (hthif) agreed to plead guilty to fixing the price of shock absorbers installed in U.S. autos and to pay a criminal fine …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Intel has bought a two-year old machine learning startup called Nervana Systems, a move aimed at expanding its data center business.</b> Intel declined to share the financial details of the deal, but Recode reports it paid "at least $350 million," citing an anonymous source.<p><b>2. The US government is</b> …

Which Materials Conduct Electricity?

<b>Key concepts</b><br>Electricity<br>Conductor<br>Insulator<p><b>Introduction</b><br>Electricity powers many of the devices you use every day. Those devices are made up of circuits, …