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‘Frost Boy’ in China Warms Up the Internet, and Stirs Poverty Debate

BEIJING — On a bitterly cold morning this month, Wang Fuman, 8, set out for school as he usually did, walking 2.8 miles through mountains and streams until he reached the warmth of his third-grade classroom.<p>When Fuman arrived two hours later, his classmates erupted in laughter. The freezing …

China

The 11,500-year-old skeleton of a baby girl offers clues on how the Americas first came to be populated

A six-week old infant who died some 11,500 years ago in central Alaska is now providing clues about how the Americas first came to be populated.<p>Genomic data from remains of the girl - named "Xach'itee'aanenh T'eede Gaay" (Sunrise Girl-Child) by the local indigenous community - broadly support a …

Anthropology

Facebook Finally Blinks

Mark Zuckerberg’s radical decision to reinvent the News Feed is a plea for mercy.<p>Mark Zuckerberg moved fast and broke shit, lots of shit.<p>He broke journalism, by radically deflating the value of the digital advertising on which the livelihood of media now depends; he broke the reading habits of his …

Social Media

'Cowardly act of terror': Truck driver kills 8 on bike path

NEW YORK (AP) — A man in a rented pickup truck mowed down pedestrians and cyclists along a busy bike path near the World Trade Center memorial on Tuesday, killing at least eight and seriously injuring 11 in what the mayor called "a particularly cowardly act of terror."<p>The driver was shot in the …

Extremism

Could some ADHD be a type of sleep disorder? That would fundamentally change how we treat it.

Over the past two decades, U.S. parents and teachers have reported epidemic levels of children with trouble focusing, impulsive behavior and so much energy that they are bouncing off walls. Educators, policymakers and scientists have referred to attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, as …

Autism

Why young Americans are giving up on capitalism

When you are twelve, in 2008, the global economy collapses. After years of bluster and bravado from President George W. Bush — who encouraged consumerism as a response to terror — it seems your country was weaker than you thought.<p>In America, the bottom falls out fast.The adults who take care of you …

Middle-class

'Dreamers' ready for fight to stay in US as DACA’s fate looms

As Donald Trump mulls ending the DACA program protecting young undocumented immigrants from deportation, Angelica Villalobos, a DACA beneficiary from …

Immigration

The Rise And Rise And Rise Of Israel’s Right-Wing Media

"Nobody believes in objectivity anymore."<p>TEL AVIV — Erel Segal has an agenda and he wants you to know it.<p>The 46-year-old Israeli is the charismatic and pugnacious host of a nightly news show called <i>The Patriots</i> on a new channel trying to model itself after Fox News. Four nights a week, he and four …

Israel
Solar Eclipse

Finland 'terror' attack: Briton stabbed four times 'trying to save' women targeted in attack which left two dead

A British man was stabbed four times in the Finland terror attack as he tried to help save women from a knife-wielding attacker who killed two of them.<p>The attacker stabbed two Finnish women to death and injured eight more in a market place in the city of Turku, 90 miles west of the capital, …

Extremism

'Thank God nobody got hurt': Boston protesters gather peacefully a week after Charlottesville violence

They arrived by trains, buses and cars, carrying signs and wearing T-shirts in defiance of bigotry and hate.<p>"I'm Jewish and have never confronted this kind of hate," Sarah Lutz, 29, of Quincy, Mass., said as she marched in downtown Boston on Saturday. "And then to come here and see all these people …

Spain attacks: Police hunt Barcelona driver, probe suspected bomb factory

<b>Alcanar, Spain (CNN) —</b> An international manhunt was underway Saturday for the driver of a van that killed 13 people in Barcelona as police probed the wreckage of a suspected bomb factory for clues to the cell behind this week's two terror attacks in Spain.<p>The flattened ruins of a house in the …

Extremism

A look at US-S. Korea war games and how North might respond

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — America's annual joint military exercises with South Korea always frustrate North Korea. The war games set to begin Monday may hold more potential to provoke than ever, given President Donald Trump's "fire and fury" threats and Pyongyang's as-yet-unpursued plan to launch …

North Korea

'Lego emergency': Italian cancer hospital flooded with toys

A pediatric cancer association made a plea to the world to help children "pass the time and allow the spirit to travel." Days later, hundreds of …

Books

Hillary Clinton 'apologised to Barack Obama for shock election loss after he told her to concede to Donald Trump'

Hillary Clinton reportedly apologised to Barack Obama on election night after the president called her to tell her to concede to Donald Trump.<p>A new book detailing the dramatic final hours of the Clinton campaign describes how "Obama’s legacy and her dreams of the presidency lay shattered at Donald …

5 Key Takeaways From President Trump’s Speech

WASHINGTON — In President Trump’s world, boring is disruptive.<p>After five-plus weeks of gleefully setting the Washington establishment ablaze and declaring a new war with virtually every public utterance, Mr. Trump took the radical step on Tuesday night of delivering a soothing comfort food of an …

Donald Trump

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Julian Assange Says a '14-Year-Old Kid Could Have Hacked Podesta' Emails

A technology-savvy teenager could have easily hacked into the emails of the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman …

Julian Assange