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Gun control debate: Trump to meet with key lawmakers Wednesday

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> In the congressional debate over gun control, all eyes are on the Cabinet Room in the White House for a Wednesday afternoon meeting.<p>As House Republicans made clear, any and all gun restrictions were off the table, and senators still grappled with what, if any, path forward they …

The White House had to protect Rob Porter to save Donald Trump

Supporting an alleged domestic abuser is about supporting Trump.<p>White House counsel Don McGahn knew a year ago that Rob Porter’s two former wives were preparing to testify to the FBI that he had abused them. White House Chief of Staff John Kelly knew about the domestic abuse allegations as early as …

Botanical Inquiry

“Botanical Inquiry” is a series of photographic dioramas that shuffle nature, geography, and physics into familiar but fictional environments.<p>In these compositions, the physical characteristics of the unremarkable plants I have collected become storytelling elements which, when staged against the …

We waste 17 hours every week on pointless work email

The working world runs on emails. A study found that workers sent and received 112.5 billion business emails a day around the world. Even the rise of …

Mardi Gras in High Gear in New Orleans: Pictures

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Dutch nationalist Wilders slips to second in poll ahead of March 15 vote

Just two weeks ahead of the Dutch election, Geert Wilders, leader of the right-wing populist Party for Freedom, has slipped into second place. The …

Commentary: Risk of war returns to Europe

A century ago this weekend, my great-grandfather – a corporal in the Liverpool-recruited King’s Regiment – was waiting to go “over-the-top” at the Somme.<p>Poland's 6th Airborne Brigade soldiers (R) walk with U.S. 82nd Airborne Division soldiers during the NATO allies' Anakonda 16 exercise near Torun, …

The great tide: is Britain really equipped to cope with global warming? | Simon Parkin

As the Earth’s temperature continues to rise at an alarming rate, the country faces the threat of catastrophic flooding<p>On the day that London drowned, 16-year-old Shirley Orchard was serving customers bars of chocolate and packets of cigarettes at her father’s shop on Canvey Island. The town, which …

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announces new transgender rights bill

By Katie Mettler<p>Katie Mettler<p>Reporter covering breaking news and features<p>Email Bio Follow<p>While Americans continue to fume over President Barack Obama’s directive last week that schoolchildren must be allowed to choose the bathroom that aligns with their gender identity, and not their birth …

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Will the “Real” Reality Please Stand Up?

One peculiarity of our times is that people are so quick to accept the reality they see, hear, touch, taste, and smell. We do this automatically, …

Google Images 'as good as fieldwork' for studying animal colour

Study of different colours in black bears, barn owls, black sparrowhawks and crows finds online images can substitute for costly fieldwork<p>Studying photographs of animals posted online by the general public has proven to be as valuable as traditional fieldwork in research on the locations of species …

Prince's Bandmates Reflect on Personal, Intimate Memories

NBCBLK<p>While the country is in disbelief, there is a finite group of people who are mourning Prince in their own special way. They aren’t fans, they are his musical family. Over Prince’s 40-year career, the musical genius employed hundreds of musicians. Drummers, guitarists, saxophonists, singers, …

Anger as CNN 'proof of life' video highlights failure to rescue stolen girls

<b>Abuja, Nigeria (CNN) —</b> It was footage that broke hearts around the world, underlining the ongoing suffering of the Chibok mothers -- and the unimaginable plight faced by their daughters.<p>Images of Nigerian woman Rifkatu Ayuba overcome as she recognized her teen daughter, Saratu, in a "proof of life" …

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Grexit back on the agenda again as Greek economy unravels

After three emergency bailouts and the biggest debt restructuring in history, talk has again turned to the country dropping out of the currency union<p>European finance ministers will once again deliberate over how to treat Greece’s ongoing debt crisis this week despite the country desperately …

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Moscow Nanny Admits to Decapitating 4-Year-Old Child

A nanny in Russia admitted in court Wednesday that she beheaded a 4-year-old girl in her care.<p>Officials said Gulchekhra Bobokulova, 38, had suffered …

Thousands of migrants backed up at Greek border as Europe's refugee crisis worsens

Wael Alagha was curling up for the night on the cold ground outside a freeway rest stop. He had a black ski jacket and blanket to shield him from the night's cold, but still shivered slightly.<p>Around him, dozens of people sat around fires that filled the air with acrid smoke. In tents nearby, …

As Europe's migrant crisis drags on, thousands languish in Greece's parks

A devastating refugee bottleneck has left thousands of men, women and children languishing on blankets and cardboard in public parks in Greece and has brought diplomatic tensions in Europe to new highs.<p>The new phase of Europe's migrant crisis emerged in recent days after some Balkan nations began …

Adele Tells Donald Trump to Stop Playing Her Music at Rallies

Donald Trump is just like millions of Americans in that he loves Adele’s music.<p>The former reality TV host and current Republican presidential …

At least 25 people die after refugee boat sinks off Greek coast

Sinking off Samos comes as first deaths of the year recorded on route from north Africa to Italy<p>At least 25 people have died after the latest refugee boat sinking off an eastern Greek island.<p>Coastguard vessels and boats from the European border patrol agency, Frontex, took part in a search and …

Baltimore on edge after hung jury in policeman's manslaughter trial

BALTIMORE (Reuters) - A mistrial was declared on Wednesday in the case of a Baltimore police officer charged in the death of Freddie Gray, a black man whose killing while in custody sparked riots in April, and the city’s mayor urged calm.<p>Moments before his arrest, activist Darius Rosebrough leads a …

Psychologists Are Designing Refugee-Focused Therapies For Migrants

For the victims of multiple traumas, mainstream therapies aren't cutting it.<p>Europe's migrant crisis is forcing the advancement of new psychological therapies that go beyond existing treatments to help victims not of one traumatic event, but of multiple traumas such as rape, war and torture.<p>Among …