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Congress’s four female combat veterans are speaking up on military issues

There are now four female combat veterans in Congress.<p>And they have something to say about the changing face of the Armed Forces, which is officially open to women joining combat units across the board.<p>They are a diverse group: Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) is a former Black Hawk helicopter pilot, …

The coolest thing to do for $20 in every state in the US

A few years ago, $20 seemed like a lot of money. However, these days, $20 can feel like nothing at all. You might spend $20 on your monthly gym membership or a movie ticket, sans popcorn.<p>Luckily, there are still some things to do in the U.S. for $20 or less; you just need to know where to go. Here …

The FBI has collected 430,000 iris scans in a so-called 'pilot program'

As a modestly sized department — policing 2 million citizens with just over 1,800 sworn officers — the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department doesn’t seem like it would be on the cutting edge of surveillance technology. But the department has quietly become one of the most productive nodes in a …

Snapchat Is About to Get Less Raw — And Way More Addictive

Snapchat's new feature, Memories, brings big changes: It sacrifices some of Snapchat's killer "raw" element while enticing users to spend more time in the app.<p>You can still save snaps and Stories to your camera roll, but the tools inside Memories will give you a chance to edit your old stuff and …

12-Year-Old Trolls Little Sister’s Bullies With Fake Party Invitation

When a 12-year-old girl named Ava heard that her younger sister was being bullied, she took matters into her own hands and dealt with the bullies in …

9 things you should know about Prime Day 2017

It's beginning to look a lot like Prime Day.<p>On the evening of Monday, July 10 at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT, and 6 p.m. in the UK, Amazon will kick off its third annual sales event. It's basically a Cyber-Monday-in-July that promises extra savings over and above the company's usual discount prices. But …

Shopping

The future of your cell service depends on this auction that just had a little hiccup

The federal government wants to transfer as much as 100 megahertz of airwaves from the broadcast TV industry to carriers such as Verizon and T-Mobile in a historic auction that could pave the way for lots more mobile data capacity. That potentially means faster mobile Internet, more connected …

Telecoms

An 18-Year-Old’s Painting Is Now In The Met, Because Dreams Do Come True

We're already huge fans of her work.<p>Cliffannie Forrester is a wunderkind.<p>At 18 years old, the senior at the High School of Art and Design already has a piece of her artwork in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan, New York.<p>The oil-painted piece is titled, "Uganda," and entered into the …

Easy Ways Your Kid Can Get Free Books, Cash & Movie Tickets This Summer

Need motivation to get your kid to read?<p>If your kids aren’t already out of school, they’ll be out soon. Before their brains completely turn to mush, …

Taylor Swift and other big names join the music industry’s campaign against YouTube

The music industry is ramping up its campaign against YouTube.<p>Musicians, including Katy Perry and Billy Joel, sent a petition earlier this year to the U.S. Copyright Office to amend the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Now there’s an open letter to Congress signed by stars like Paul McCartney, …

Getting rid of warm weather pests

Well, it's that time of the year again. The weather has warmed up, days are longer, we’re spending more time outside and many of our favorite pests …

Detroit

One in 10 Germans would support the rule of a dictator

A new study published Wednesday found a marked rise in Islamophobic attitudes in Germany, which comes in the wake of an unprecedented influx of about a million migrants, most of them Muslims, and a heated political conversation about the role of Islam in the West.<p>The survey found that about 40 …

Why you need to talk to your kids about the Orlando shooting

When Rev. Ann Kansfield heard about the shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, she didn’t talk to her children about it. They are young after all, 7 …

Here’s What’s Up With the “Parbunkells” Billboard in Brooklyn

Meet Julia Weist, the artist advertising the internet’s negative space.<p>The world we live in today is so densely packed with information, sometimes it feels like the internet is busting at the seams. The answer to any trivia question is readily available at the click of a mouse, and this culture of …

Battle Over Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pierhouse Is Still a Thing

Preservationists are a tenacious bunch. Even when they're rejected again and again (see: NYU), they'll keep rallying their lawyers and spending buckets of money to fight for what they want. So it comes as little surprise that <b>Save the View Now</b>, the group that has been leading the crusade against the</b> …

Skyscrapers

More than a million minutes of historical video added to YouTube

Associated Press and British Movietone uploading 550,000 clips<p>Associated Press and British Movietone are uploading more than a million minutes of footage to YouTube that documents the most momentous and historic events of the last 120 years. Two channels will feature more than 550,000 videos, …

If you want your children to succeed, teach them to share in kindergarten

Kindergartners who share, cooperate and are helpful are more likely to have a college degree and a job 20 years later than children who lack those social skills, according to a new study.<p>Kids who get along well with others also are less likely to have substance-abuse problems and run-ins with the …

Williamsburg, Brooklyn Is Where the Cool Kids Live

Williamsburg , Brooklyn is where the cool kids live. If you sit on a bench on the corner of Bedford and 7th near the METRO, you can see all the latest fashion on the "Twee generation"and then some!<p>Williamsburg real estate is also the top of the NY market with property often higher than chic parts …

53 Books You Won't Be Able To Put Down

What happens next? There's only one way to find out.<p><i>Some entries have been lightly edited for clarity and length.</i>