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Toppling Monuments, a Visual History

History is littered with the shattered remains of toppled statues, and more are toppling now in the American South.<p>A violent rally this weekend in Charlottesville, Va., centered in part on the city’s plan to relocate a statue of the Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. A memorial to Confederate soldiers …

World History

These are the most dangerous U.S. cities for pedestrians

Most of them are in Florida<p>In 2014, 13 pedestrians were struck and killed by a car every day in the U.S., 105 more people than the year before. Walkers in this country are now seven times more likely to be killed walking than in a natural disaster. This is nothing less than a public health …

Urban Design

Paralyzed New York detective who became voice for peace dies

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Police Department Detective Steven McDonald, who was paralyzed by a teenage gunman's bullet in 1986 but publicly forgave the shooter and became an international voice for peace, died Tuesday at age 59.<p>McDonald had been hospitalized Friday on Long Island after suffering a …

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Snapchat buying Israeli augmented reality start-up Cimagine: report

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Messaging app Snapchat is buying Israeli augmented reality startup Cimagine Media for an estimated $30-$40 million, marking Snapchat's first acquisition in Israel, the Calcalist financial daily reported on Sunday.<p>Cimagine developed True Marketless Augmented Reality – technology …

Augmented Reality

The best Christmas movies aren't about Christmas

Sometimes they're just Christmas-adjacent.<p>It's late December, which means it's time for TV networks to haul out holiday standards. But what if you're not in the mood for the kinds of holiday cheer whipped up by <i>A Christmas Story</i> or <i>It's a Wonderful Life</i>? What if you want to celebrate the season with …

South Korea

The future president is blocking people on Twitter like there's no tomorrow

Since winning this year's presidential election the talk of the 2016 Twitter-sphere, Donald Trump, is heavily utilizing the site's block feature.<p>It …

BMW, Baidu joint project on self-driving cars breaks down | Reuters

GUANGZHOU/WUZHEN, China (Reuters) - German automaker BMW and Chinese internet giant Baidu will end their joint research on self-driving cars, executives for the two firms said on Friday, with Baidu now searching for new global research partners.<p>The logo of BMW is pictured at at the 37th Bangkok …

Autonomous Cars

Obama on Trump victory: we are now all rooting for his success | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama pledged on Wednesday to work for a smooth transition of power with president-elect Donald Trump, the Republican winner of Tuesday’s election, who has promised to undo Obama’s top domestic and foreign policy initiatives.<p>In brief remarks to reporters …

White House Rose Garden

Hillary Clinton delivers painful concession speech

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> "I'm sorry."<p>With those simple words, Hillary Clinton, who thought she would wake up Wednesday as the first woman president-elect but crashed to a stunning election defeat to Donald Trump, ended her White House quest and likely her political career.<p>The Democratic nominee …

Government

First self-driving cars will be unmarked so that other drivers don’t try to bully them

Volvo fears that other road users could drive erratically in order to take advantage<p>The first self-driving cars to be operated by ordinary British drivers will be left deliberately unmarked so that other drivers will not be tempted to “take them on”, a senior car industry executive has revealed.<p>One …

Autonomous Cars

Rosie O'Donnell responds to Donald Trump debate attack

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The Donald Trump-Rosie O'Donnell feud is back in the 2016 spotlight.<p>O'Donnell slammed Trump on Twitter Monday night after he resurrected their longtime feud during the first presidential debate, saying that comments he made about the comedian and TV host in the past — including …

Presidential Debate

'Life-threatening' Hurricane Hermine nears landfall in Florida Panhandle

<b>Apalachicola, Florida (CNN) —</b> After boarding up windows and filling sandbags, residents took shelter Thursday night as Hurricane Hermine bore down on the Sunshine State's Panhandle region.<p>Some counties issued mandatory evacuation notices for Gulf Coast communities on the water or in low-lying areas …

Weather

Trump to give immigration speech amid major questions

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Donald Trump said Sunday night he plans to make a "major speech" on immigration during his stop in Arizona on Wednesday.<p>"I will be making a major speech on ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION on Wednesday in the GREAT State of Arizona. Big crowds, looking for a larger venue," Trump's tweet …

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Existing home sales tumble amid low inventory, higher prices

A scarcity of affordable homes on the market helped drag down existing homes sales in July as low inventory levels and higher prices put an end to a four-month climb.<p>Existing home sales fell 3.2% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.39 million from a revised 5.57 million in June, according to …

Real Estate

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Natural Disasters

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Assembly Bill 32 Gets Strong Backing From California Residents in Fight Against Global Warming

The California Global Warming Solutions Act (AB32) was established in 2006 and is a California State Law that aims to fight global warming by …

Would a ‘Meat Tax’ Be The Answer of Its Disastrous Effect on The Environment?

Meat consumption around the world has grown considerably in the past few decades which has had adverse effects on the environment and essentially our …

Google Lunar XPRIZE Winners Get One Step Closer to the Moon

The Google Lunar XPRIZE competition was launched back in 2007 and was devised in order to find the world’s most inventive, talented individuals that …

Americans Waste Far Too Much Food As Nearly Half Is Thrown Away

New research suggests that Americans throw away around 50 percent of all its food produce every single year. From potatoes to carrots, to …

Agriculture

Sex laws row between Turkey and Sweden leads to rape billboard

A billboard has been put up in Istanbul’s main airport claiming Sweden has the highest rate of rapes in the world.<p>Paid for by a pro-government Turkish newspaper, it is the latest round in a diplomatic row between Turkey and Sweden.<p>“Travel warning! Do you know that Sweden has the highest rape rate …

Lions kill child led into their enclosure by wildlife sanctuary worker

South African police are investigating allegations of culpable homicide against a park worker who is reported to have led a 12-year-old orphan into a lion enclosure.<p>Nkalemelo Latha was killed after being savaged by the lions at the Otavi Wildlife Sanctuary in Parys, Free State province, The Times …

A Simple Coding Mistake Left Donald Trump's Website Open to All Kinds of Chaos

Make Security Great Again.<p>Coding a website is hard, especially the website of a presidential candidate. Yesterday, Donald Trump's web design team found out exactly how hard it can be when software designer Shu Uesugi discovered a serious security flaw in Trump's website. The flaw has been fixed, …

The Week in Review: Impact of Extreme Weather

Different parts of the world were hit by devastating weather over the past week, including widespread wildfires in southern California and major flooding in Louisiana and the Philippines. While the conditions that led to these disasters are seemingly disparate, their occurrence during the same week …

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