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O click, all ye faithful: church expands online in 'paradigm shift'

From a carol service guide to a ‘confession finder’ and the pope’s tweets, faith leaders are seeking to connect to flocks in new ways<p>If shopping online looks likely to play a bigger part in your Christmas than singing carols or eating mince pies, the Church of England has a plan to reclaim some of …

The Problem With Sharing Fluff Pieces on Facebook

An interest in serious news and cat videos is not mutually exclusive. I know this intellectually, but it’s not always easy to prove. A cursory glance …

Social Media

Facebook Unveils New Streaming Tools for Social-Media Managers

Continuing its trend of making sure everyone has the latest live video capabilities as we end 2016, Facebook has released a set of new features …

5 Ways to Be Than Everyone Else at Holiday Social Media

Most companies do a terrible job on Twitter and Facebook at holiday time. You can do better.<p>If you're in business, especially retail, 'tis the season to...reach out and try to sell stuff on social media. Especially as holiday shopping reaches its final crescendo this week. There's only one problem: …

Social Media

In a post-truth election, clicks trump facts

One thing about the 2016 presidential race is undeniable: Donald Trump has lied or misled at an unprecedented level. Over 70% of his statements, according to Politifact, are “mostly false,” “false” or “pants on fire false.” (Hillary Clinton is at 26%.)<p>His latest whopper—that the election is being …

Donald Trump

Electric vehicles beat gasoline cars in cradle-to-grave emissions study

A cradle-to-grave analysis finds driving an electric car in California creates less greenhouse gas emissions than even the most efficient gasoline vehicle.<p>A car running on electricity -- even when powerplant emissions are considered -- produces pollution equivalent to a theoretical conventional car …

Electric Vehicles

Target to partner with MIT on city farming, other food science projects

Target (TGT) is increasingly turning to geeks to improve its stores.<p>Last month, the retailer said it would team up with Techstars, a leading …

How the US energy boom shapes the world

A growing chorus of lawmakers, analysts, and industry insiders are calling on the US to better leverage its newfound energy abundance as a diplomatic …

Here are the big ideas in Donald Trump's presidential campaign

In his 50-minute remarks at Trump Tower in Manhattan, the star of NBC's "Apprentice" laid out his thoughts on education, immigration, foreign policy, Social Security, trade deals, and much more.<p>If he wins the election, for example, Trump vowed to build a wall along the US' southern border and have …

Arrested for reporting on Qatar's World Cup labourers

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Migrant Workers

Clinton campaign’s dilemma: What to do with Bill?

MARRAKESH, Morocco — The scene that unfolded here last week as Bill Clinton convened world leaders for a philanthropic conference was hardly what his wife’s champion-for-everyday-Americans campaign would have ordered up.<p>Gathered in Marrakesh for a Clinton Global Initiative confab, foreign oligarchs …

Ben Carson: US should rethink Supreme Court review of laws

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson says the United States should rethink the notion that a president must enforce laws …

Inside Jeb Bush’s long game: A bet on peaking late

At a luxury Miami hotel last month, one of Jeb Bush’s chief strategists stood before hundreds of top GOP fundraisers to deliver an unsubtle message: The former Florida governor will not be one of the “presidents of August.”<p>During his closed-door presentation at the 1 Hotel in South Beach, Mike …

Republican Map Shrinking As Hillary Clinton Puts Red State Arizona In Play

A Public Policy Polling (PPP) survey released on May 6th finds Hillary Clinton is competitive in the traditional red state of Arizona. The poll …

Apple Watch And The Future Of App Design

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Andrew Shorten is director of Adobe Creative Cloud Product Management. Formerly, he developed web, kiosk and mobile user interfaces for government and enterprise customers at Fujitsu and has since worked for Macromedia, Microsoft, and Adobe.</i><p>The launch of the Apple Watch represents the …

UX Design

Chelsea Clinton is no longer off limits

If Chelsea is the heir apparent, it is only fair to judge her as such, writes Peter Foster in Washington<p>American <b>presidential campaigns</b> are always more about personality than policy, requiring voters to pass judgment on the characters of the candidates - which is why losing is such a bruising …

Jeb: George W. Bush is a top foreign policy adviser

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Jeb Bush cited his brother, former President George W. Bush, as one of his main advisers on the Middle East in a private meeting in Manhattan on Tuesday, according to three people who attended the off-the-record event.<p>The comment came as a shock to some who were in the room …

Witness to Michael Brown Shooting Arrested in St. Louis

The man who was famously with Michael Brown when he was fatally shot by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, last summer was arrested in St. Louis Wednesday, police said.<p>Dorian Johnson, 23, was arrested in St. Louis shortly before 3:30 p.m. after allegedly interfering with the arrest of his …

Scientists Crack A 50-Year-Old Mystery About The Measles Vaccine

Back in the 1960s, the U.S. started vaccinating kids for measles. As expected, children stopped getting measles.<p>But something else happened.<p>Childhood deaths from all infectious diseases plummeted. Even deaths from diseases like pneumonia and diarrhea were cut by half.<p>Scientists saw the same …

Pressure builds on GOP for police, criminal justice reforms

Facing calls from within the party, Republican leaders signal they’re open to considering legislation.<p>Pressure is mounting on Republican congressional leaders to take up criminal justice and police reform legislation — and the calls are increasingly coming from within the GOP.<p>Republican leaders …

Policing scandals threaten to overwhelm Justice Dept.

Attorney General Loretta Lynch acknowledges ‘we cannot litigate our way out of this problem’<p>The woes of the nation’s 18,000 state and local law enforcement agencies have been placed on the shoulders of around 50 lawyers.<p>These Justice Department lawyers, housed within the agency’s Civil Rights …

Why Clinton’s immigration speech left many Republican rivals speechless

Hillary Rodham Clinton’s fighting words on immigration this week, designed in part to provoke Republicans into a reactionary counterattack, instead drew an unusual early response from several top-tier GOP presidential candidates: silence.<p>Two days after Clinton vowed to expand on President Obama’s …

Liberal ears perk up as Clinton aide floats debt-free college

Robby Mook’s declaration sends a message to progressive activists.<p>When Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager said the words “debt-free college” in an interview with CNBC on Wednesday morning, liberal ears perked up.<p>Robby Mook’s declaration — “what voters are looking for in this election is someone …