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Rand Paul: Income Inequality Comes From 'Some People Working Harder' Than Others

"We all end up working for people who are more successful than us," the presidential hopeful said.<p>Asked if his flat tax plan would further separate the haves from the have-nots, GOP presidential hopeful Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.) said Sunday that income inequality is the result of some Americans working …

Jon Stewart’s secret White House visits

Obama, aides took unusual steps to cultivate “Daily Show” comic.<p>Jon Stewart slipped unnoticed into the White House in the midst of the October 2011 budget fight, summoned to an Oval Office coffee with President Barack Obama that he jokingly told his escort felt like being called into the …

Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak explains the biggest difference between Steve Jobs and Bill Gates

Wozniak was the cofounder and technical genius behind Apple. In that role, he was the man who brought Jobs' visions to life. Over the years, he would get to know both Jobs and Gates very well as Apple and Microsoft weaved in and out of being competitors and partners.<p>During a press call on Wednesday …

Jeb Bush Says Christian Business Owners Can Refuse To Serve Gay Weddings

Likely Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush said that Christian business owners should not have to provide services for gay weddings if it goes against their religious beliefs.<p>“Yes, absolutely, if it’s based on a religious belief,” he said when asked by the Christian Broadcasting Network in …

Meet the King of the Cult of Dunkin’ Donuts

The taste of your Dunkin’ Donuts addiction is affected by everything from climate change to a guy with a white beard trying to stop it from tasting …

The Sleeper Issue of 2016 Is China

Why are we so worried about the Islamic State when Beijing is the real challenge?<p>As the long march to the presidential nomination begins, most of the likely Republican contenders are talking tough on foreign policy and criticizing the Obama administration for its evident failings in handling …

Historic Supreme Court arguments over same-sex marriage

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court appeared sharply divided Tuesday over whether gays and lesbians have a constitutional right to marry, during an argument that could be the culmination of a wrenching civil rights battle that has seen public opinion on same-sex marriage swing from nearly …

Generational shift

MUCH of what China has achieved in the past three decades—its impressive economic growth, the rise of its global stature and the considerable …

Why China’s economy is slowing and what it means for everything

It’s really happening.<p>China, an increasingly important engine of global economic growth, is slowing fast.<p>Just last week, China’s National Bureau of Statistics reported that growth in the world’s second-largest economy had slowed to 7%, the slowest clip in six years.<p>Skeptics would note the …

Alibaba is sending 10 same-sex couples on all-expense-paid trips to US to get married

<i>This post has been updated.</i><p>Gay couples in China don’t get a lot of support. Not from society, which pressures gay people to stay closeted and marry straights. Not from the government, which declines to protect gays from discrimination. And not from prominent Chinese companies.<p>Alibaba, however, is …

Why We Act Irrationally: What Drives Our Senseless Habits

<i>James Clear writes about using behavioral science to master your habits and improve your health. His free guide, Transform Your Habits, has been downloaded more than 80,000 times. This post originally appeared on his blog.</i><p>It was 1977 and, although nobody knew it at the time, psychologist Ellen …

China to press on with reform despite pain for some

BEIJING (AP) — Premier Li Keqiang expressed determination Sunday to press ahead with reforms meant to reduce the Chinese government's role in the …

10 Best Chrome Extensions You May Not Have Tried

Beste Chrome extensions<p>I’m a huge fan of adding functionality to my browser, and we’ve featured some great extensions to supercharge Chrome in the past. Here are a few more Chrome extensions that you might not have heard of, but are certainly worth a try.<p>Jot<p>If you’re constantly working in your …

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The Speech That Could Make Elizabeth Warren the Next President of the United States

Early Friday evening Sen. Elizabeth Warren took to the Senate floor and gave a plain-spoken, barn-burning speech that could make history and put her into serious contention to be the next President of the United States.<p>There are only a handful of political speeches that have such historic impact. …

North Korean defectors share their ordeals as pressure mounts

Starvation. Execution. Imprisonment. Rape. Torture.<p>In a human rights report, these can seem like distant concepts or dry statistics, but when told by the people who experience them first hand, they take on new meaning.<p>That is why U.S. officials invited two young North Korean defectors to address a …

Apple CEO Tim Cook comes out: 'I'm proud to be gay'

Apple CEO Tim Cook came out Thursday, acknowledging publicly for the first time that he is gay.<p>"Let me be clear: I'm proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me," he wrote in a column in Bloomberg Businessweek.<p>In his column, the Apple (AAPL) chief said that …