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No More "Politics As Usual"

Apparently, people are so frustrated and outraged by Trump's victory, they've begun contemplating some fairly radical strategies by which to thwart or stop him. In their most wildly optimistic moments, they even imagine forcing Trump to resign the presidency and return to real estate or show …

NAACP chief promises more civil disobedience against Trump nominees

Recent news that NAACP President Cornell William Brooks and five others had been arrested and charged with misdemeanor criminal trespassing for a sit-in at one of the offices of Sen. Jeff Sessions thrust the longtime civil rights organization to the forefront of a nascent resistance movement …

Rights & Freedoms

A young girl confronts deadly brain cancer with anguish, fear and even joy

It was several months after learning she had a rare brain tumor — and several more before she would turn 13 — when Lola Muñoz flew from Upstate New York to Tennessee with her mother.<p>The choice had been Lola’s: to enter a clinical trial testing whether two chemotherapy drugs might be safe for …

Cancer

A 10-year-old with special needs was set on fire by another child. Premeditated? Or accidental?

Ten-year-old Kayden Culp, a special-needs child who has a hearing impairment and speaks with a lisp, had been bullied in the past, relatives said.<p>Other boys he considered his friends “would make fun of him and pick on him and tease him,” his mother, Tristyn Hatchett, told the San Antonio …

Colleges warning parents of 'virtual kidnapping' scams -- some calls from Puerto Rico | Fox News

Schools across the U.S. are warning about a scam to convince parents that their children have been kidnapped — even though they haven't — and to collect ransom money.<p>Cases of "virtual kidnapping" have been reported over the past two months in Virginia, California, Texas, Arizona and other states. …

Samsung: Have 'exploding' Galaxy Note 7s burned the brand?

<b>Samsung is resuming sales of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones in South Korea following a safety recall. They are set to return to Europe on 28 October.</b><p>The company asked customers to return their handsets after some users reported their phone had "exploded" during or after charging.<p>The firm said that …

Listening to the music of Turing's computer

<b>The earliest known recording of music produced by a computer - a machine operated by Alan Turing, no less - has finally been made to sound exactly as it did 65 years ago.</b><p>It's hardly chart-topping material. The performance is halting and the tone reedy.<p>It starts with a few bars of the national …

Hawaiian bees are first on US endangered species list

<b>Seven species of yellow-faced bee native to Hawaii have become the first bees to be added to the US federal list of endangered and threatened species.</b><p>Conservationists say the bees face extinction through habitat loss, wildfires and the introduction of non-native insects and plants.<p>The bees are …

To improve health, cities are changing their streetlights

<b>(CNN) —</b> In response to recent guidance by the American Medical Association against the use of powerful LED lights, cities such as Phoenix; Lake Worth, Florida; and 25 towns in Connecticut are now opting for street lamps with lower color temperatures, meaning less blue light emission.<p>The …

Thousands of Poles rally against proposed near-total abortion ban

A rally called by the "Save Women" pro-choice coalition has drawn a large crowd of protesters before the Polish parliament. A proposal by the …

Greedy guzzlers: US gasoline consumption higher than ever

August was the biggest month ever for US gasoline consumption, the latest data shows, with Americans using a staggering 9.7 million barrels per day. …

The sun will destroy Earth a lot sooner than you might think

There are plenty of ways Earth could go. It could smash into another planet, be swallowed by a black hole, or get pummeled to death by asteroids. There's really no way to tell which doomsday scenario will be the cause of our planet's demise.<p>But one thing is for sure — even if Earth spends the rest …

The rare Afghan deer that survived wars

<b>For more than 40 years people believed the elusive Bactrian deer was extinct in Afghanistan, unsurprising considering the conflict across the country in that time.</b><p>But then, unexpectedly, in 2013, ecologist Zalmai Moheb and a team of researchers caught a glimpse of one.<p>Their findings were recently …