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Duke University Professor Stands By Racist Comments

Jerry Hough has seen a lot in his 40 years as a professor at Duke University -- including that “the blacks” in his classes just don’t have the same desire to integrate into American society as “the Asians” do.<p>Hough expressed this takeaway in a response to a May 9 New York Times editorial titled …

Associated Press News

A Letter to the Couple at Mass

To the Married Couple at Mass:<p>I saw you enter the Sunday morning service recently at a Manhattan parish. You were a few moments late and sat down as the congregation began to sing the Gloria. I watched carefully and wondered if you were real. Had a married gay couple really come to worship at a …

How the IRS seized a man’s life savings without ever charging him with a crime

<i>The United States of America, Plaintiff, v. $107,702.66 in United States Currency, Defendant.</i><p>That's the Kafkaesque title of a civil asset forfeiture complaint filed in a U.S. District Court last December. The complaint, and the attendant peculiarity of the federal government filing suit against its …

Worst allergy season ever? For once, that’s not that far off

For the millions of sufferers who can't keep their eyes from watering or their throat from itching, this spring feels like the worst allergy season ever – and, according to allergists in Canada and the United States, that's not far from the truth.<p>Through a combination of circumstances – a snowy …

Former Auschwitz guard again fit for trial in Germany

BERLIN (AP) — The trial of a 93-year-old former Auschwitz death camp guard resumed Tuesday after the suspect was deemed fit to face the court …

Why tablets can't replace 'real world' in schools - Futurity

Tablets are ubiquitous in schools. But a new study suggests they can't replace experiments with real-world objects when it comes to helping kids …

Where Will the Great White Shark Celebrity Mary Lee Go Next?

The 3,456-pound top predator shot all the way from Maryland to New Jersey overnight.<p>It seems that Maryland and Virginia weren't enough of a draw for a certain great white shark named Mary Lee. The shark—whose travels have gone viral on the Internet—left those waters and was pinged off the southern …

China, India Surpass Mexico As Leading Sources Of New Immigrants To U.S.

New data from the U.S. Census Bureau indicate a change in the flow of immigrants arriving in the U.S. from around the world and offer a look at what the nation will look like in the future.<p>The political debate today in Washington remains focused on the status of Hispanic immigrants; people from …

How to cook the perfect creme caramel

People tend to get a bit misty of eye when you mention creme caramel. No one seems to have eaten one since about 1989, but time has not withered their enthusiasm for the gently jiggling charms of this Gallic classic.<p>Their disappearance from the national diet might be explained by their former …

Baking

On a brother’s suicide: ‘I wish I had never told him to go to counseling’

<i>After reading about suicides at the College of William and Mary — there have been four student deaths this year and eight since 2010, all of them hitting hard at the small, close-knit school — an alumna, Cassie Smith-Christmas, was moved to write about her own experiences. A response from William</i> …

Tortoise, 90, gets wheels for legs after rat attack

Mrs T's owners glue wheels from model aircraft onto her shell after rat chews off two front legs while she was hibernating in Pembroke, West Wales<p>A 90-year-old tortoise is going twice its normal speed after being fitted with a set of wheels.<p>The animal, called Mrs T, was facing a grim future after a …

West Wales

Water-wise garden makeover

Landscaping

Rubik's Cube world record is now 5.25 seconds

A new Rubik's Cube world record of 5.25 has been set by an American teenager. Collin Burns was competing at a high school competition on Saturday …

Toni Morrison: ‘I’m writing for black people … I don’t have to apologise’

Of all the mantles that have been foisted on Toni Morrison’s shoulders, the heaviest has to be “the conscience of America”. It’s both absurd-sounding and true. For almost half a century her subject has been racial prejudice in the United States, a story that she has told and retold with a …

Literature

Immune System Drugs Melt Tumors In New Study, Leading A Cancer Revolution

The 49-year-old woman had had three melanoma growths removed from her skin, but now the disease was spreading further. A several-centimeter-sized growth under her left breast went deep into her chest wall. Some of the tissue in the tumor was dying because of lack of blood flow.<p>Doctors at Memorial …

Cancer

LittleThings - Life's about the Little Things.

The best part of any meal is dessert, and nothing warms you up when it’s cold outside like a delicious pie. As yummy as pie is, we’re used to making …

Life hacks: things you didn't know you could do with a microwave

Need to revive stale bread or peel a butternut squash? The microwave can help<p><b>Revive stale bread</b><p>Want to make a sandwich, but your bread has gone stale? Don’t throw it away. Wrap the bread in a moist tea towel, or piece of dampened kitchen roll, and heat it in the microwave for about 20-30 seconds. …

This Trick Will Save You From Endless Hours Of Peeling Potatoes

Peeling potatoes can be dull and tough, especially if you're preparing a meal that requires a lot of them. Sure, there are certain methods that promise to save time -- like this power drill trick -- but they often seem to do more harm than good. But thanks to ultimate lifehacker Dave Hax, we just …

Marijuana kills cancer cells, confirms US government

Marijuana can kill cancer cells, the US government has confirmed.<p>It is believed that the drug – which is legal in a number of American states – can …

Cancer

How I Overcame Anxiety By Upgrading My Nervous System

No BS or fluff. Read how I overcame anxiety by upgrading my nervous system. The benefits go beyond just overcoming anxiety. See why Tony Robbins uses …

Political Questions Abound in the Mystery Around the Nemtsov Murder

Why did Chechnya’s strongman, Ramzan Kadyrov, decide to take an extended trip to Dubai? Was it just to race his horse and get a tan?<p>MOSCOW—Hundreds …

Here's What Makes City Bakery's Caramelized French Toast So Damn Good

Sometimes a food just grabs you and won't let go. You either give in and indulge, or you let that captivating flavor -- which you can practically still taste -- hold you hostage until you finally surrender and make the food yours again. Either way, eventually you will need to learn everything there …

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