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Education Department Unwinds Unit Investigating Fraud at For-Profits

WASHINGTON — Members of a special team at the Education Department that had been investigating widespread abuses by for-profit colleges have been marginalized, reassigned or instructed to focus on other matters, according to current and former employees.<p>The unwinding of the team has effectively …

Higher Education

How the music industry overlooked R. Kelly’s alleged abuse of young women

R. Kelly was in trouble again, and it was really bad this time. It was 2002, and police were investigating a sex tape that appeared to show the R&B superstar with a 14-year-old girl. Of all the scandals that had stirred around Kelly in his decade of fame, this one felt especially dire.<p>But Kelly …

Sony Music

Scientists Find Another Possible Explanation for Why Hair Goes Gray

Scientists think they’ve stumbled upon a newly discovered mechanism that could explain why some people’s hair turns gray and others become afflicted …

Immune System

Twin bombings in Afghanistan kill 25, including 9 reporters

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Two Islamic State suicide bombers struck in Afghanistan's capital on Monday, killing 25 people, including nine journalists who had rushed to the scene of the first attack, in the deadliest assault on reporters since the fall of the Taliban in 2001.<p>An Agence France-Presse …

Afghanistan

20 surprising habits that could be harming your health

You've heard it before: It takes 21 days to change a habit. And while we're all on a quest to live healthier lives and improve our well-being, becoming aware of bad habits is the first step in initiating change. From chowing down on your fingernails to eating a sad desk lunch, we've compiled 20 …

Nutrition

U.S. and allies warn Syria of more missile strikes if chemical attacks used again

Western allies warned Syria on Saturday that they could launch further attacks if chemical weapons are used again, even as Syria’s powerful backer Russia denounced the missile strikes but gave no signs of possible retaliation.<p>The flurry of statements after Friday’s coordinated strike of U.S. cruise …

Middle East

The four days in 1968 that reshaped D.C.

Disable animations<p>The day had been warm and breezy, with a high near 70. But the teeming intersection of 14th and U streets was tense. There had been an ugly fight there two days before. Objects had been thrown at police, and two arrests had been made. As the sun set, this cultural and financial …

Justice

Perfect ACT, SAT scores don’t mean admission to top universities

<i>(Click here, if you are unable to view this photo gallery on your mobile device.)</i><p>CUPERTINO — Vishruth Iyer’s parents gathered close as their …

How to Convince Your Body That It Needs Less Food

Getting fit and losing weight are not easy tasks when you feel perpetually hungry. The tricky part is, giving in and overeating will not only …

5 Fruits You Should Be Eating Now For Healthier, Happier Sex

Maybe we lost the plot a bit in 2015. Maybe we didn't sleep enough. Maybe we didn't work out enough. Maybe we swallowed a bit too many of those tiny …

75% of Earth's Land Areas Are Degraded

MEDELLIN, COLOMBIA<p>A new report warns that environmental damage threatens the well-being of 3.2 billion people. Yet solutions are within reach.<p>More than 75 percent of Earth’s land areas are substantially degraded, undermining the well-being of 3.2 billion people, according to the world’s first …

Ecology

These Jaw-Dropping Facts Will Change Your Mind About the Internet of Things

You may not have noticed the Internet of Things, but it's already all around you.<p>The Internet of Things (or, IoT) is the connection of formerly …

Internet of Things

9 Smart Things to Learn From the Life of H. Wayne Huizenga

A true icon of entrepreneurship has passed away. Here's what should inspire you about him.<p>It's been a tough week for icons of entrepreneurship. Earlier this week, Charles Lazarus, the founder of Toys R Us, passed away. Now, H. Wayne Huizenga is gone as well.<p>Huizenga created some amazing companies, …

Saudi Crown Prince boasts Kushner is 'in his pocket': Report

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bragged that Trump adviser Jared Kushner was “in his pocket,” the Intercept reports.

Jared Kushner

Trump Ignored Explicit, All-Caps Instructions to 'NOT CONGRATULATE' Putin: Report

He also refrained from criticizing Russia for meddling in U.S. elections and attacking a former spy with nerve gas.<p>Shortly after the absolutely unsurprising re-election of Russian President Vladimir Putin, U.S. President Donald Trump was given explicit instructions in his daily briefing materials …

Donald Trump

Police: Austin bomber left 25-minute confession video on phone

<b>Austin, Texas (CNN) —</b> As the Austin bomber sensed that authorities were closing in on him on Tuesday night, he took out his cell phone and recorded a 25-minute video confessing to building the explosive devices -- but didn't explain why he targeted his victims, interim Austin police Chief Brian …

Austin Bombings

Toys R Us to close all US stores

<b>Toys R Us will close or sell all its 885 stores in the US after failing to find a buyer, putting about 30,000 jobs under threat.</b><p>Chief executive Dave Brandon said it was a "profoundly sad day" for the retailer.<p>The giant toy-store chain was already in the process of closing one fifth of its shops …

Toys "R" Us

Finland is world's happiest country, U.S. discontent grows: U.N. report

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Finland is the world's happiest country, according to an annual survey issued on Wednesday that found Americans were getting less happy even as their country became richer.<p>Burundi came bottom in the U.N. Sustainable Development Solutions Network's (SDSN) 2018 World …

United Nations

Why (and How) Creative People Need to Say "No"

The following is a guest post by Kevin Ashton, the co-founder of the MIT Auto-ID Center, which created a global standard system for RFID and other …

Steve Francis details how he never smoked crack, but did sell it — and still made it to the NBA

Steve Francis wants you to know that he never smoked crack. But more than that, he wants you to remember his remarkable ascent from a teenager who spent his time selling it, to an NBA player who made an immediate impact in the league.<p>Or, as Francis put it Thursday in an essay for The Players’ …

Basketball

The Truth About the SAT and ACT

Myths abound about standardized tests, but the research is clear: They provide an invaluable measure of how students are likely to perform in college and beyond<p>This Saturday, hundreds of thousands of U.S. high-school students will sit down to take the SAT, anxious about their performance and how it …

College & University

U.S. Holocaust museum rescinds award to Myanmar's Suu Kyi

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum has rescinded its top award to Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi because of her failure to condemn and stop military attacks on her country's minority Rohingya Muslims, the museum said on Wednesday.<p>The Washington museum's rescission of its …

Aung San Suu Kyi

North Korea Signals Willingness to ‘Denuclearize,’ South Says

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, has told South Korean envoys he is willing to negotiate with the United States on abandoning his country’s nuclear weapons, officials from the South said Tuesday. Mr. Kim also said he would suspend all nuclear and missile tests while such …

North Korea

Report: Donald Trump exaggerated role in UCLA incident

President Donald Trump wasn’t entirely truthful about saving three UCLA basketball players stranded in China for shoplifting, according to a new ESPN …

'Black Panther' Box Office: More Records And Milestones As It Nears $900M Worldwide

As is again appropriate thanks to an absurdly strong box office sprint, I wanted to play another round of “What milestones did <i>Black Panther</i> set this weekend?” So, without further ado, here are a dozen or so records or milestones that the Chadwick Boseman flick set or established over its third …

Film Industry

How Fast Can a Tiny Van Go in Ant-Man and the Wasp?

It's time for another look at the <i>Ant-Man and the Wasp</i> trailer. Previously, I considered what would happen if you shrunk a building to the size of a …

New tax scam can cause entire refund to vanish

The IRS told the I-Team that people are being targeted by scams from all directions. Not only are there fake IRS calls, but there are new tax scams …

A Voice of Authenticity

<i>This story appears in</i> <i>FCA Magazine</i><i>’s January/February 2018 issue. Subscribe today!</i><p>This has become a frequent rhythm on social media: Flippantly …

The Tragedy of Erik Killmonger

The revolutionary ideals of Black Panther’s profound and complex villain have been twisted into a desire for hegemony.<p><b>The following article contains major spoilers.</b><p><i>Black Panther</i> is a love letter to people of African descent all over the world. Its actors, its costume design, its music, and …

U.S. hate groups proliferate in Trump's first year, watchdog says

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of U.S. hate groups expanded last year under President Donald Trump, fueled by his immigration stance and the perception that he sympathized with those espousing white supremacy, the Southern Poverty Law Center said on Wednesday<p>There were 954 hate groups in the …

Rights & Freedoms