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Buffett, Bezos, Dimon appoint Dr. Atul Gawande as CEO of their newly formed health-care company

Dr. Atul Gawande will lead the joint health-care venture between Amazon, J.P. Morgan and Berkshire Hathaway, the three companies announced …

Health Care

AP Explains: US has split up families throughout its history

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Some critics of the forced separation of Latino children from their migrant parents say the practice is unprecedented. But it's not the first time the U.S. government has split up families, detained children or allowed others to do so .<p>Throughout American history, during …

Great Depression

Uber's CEO Just Took Extraordinary Action to Help Migrants Separated From Their Children

Is the move humanitarian and decent? Absolutely. It's also good PR.<p>As my Inc.com colleague Aleanna Siacon reported yesterday, a rising chorus tech CEOs, from Mark Zuckerberg to Tim Cook have spoken out against the Trump administration's policy of separating migrant parents from their children at …

Immigration

6 Easy Exercises to Strengthen Your Core

The Routine<p>Okay, perhaps you’re enough of a realist to know that you’ll never have a six-pack. But exercising your core is still important: Strong …

Workouts

12 Trees That Will Ruin Your Yard

Don’t even think about planting these pests.<p>We love trees. They can provide shade; fall, spring, or year-round color; and plenty of visual interest …

Gardening

A German baker has taken pie art to a mesmerizing new level

In Germany, a country known more for kuchen than pie, one baker has become a sensation for her design-savvy, American-style pastries.<p>Karin Pfeiff-Boschek makes three pies each week, posts pictures of them on Instagram and then gives most of them away to friends and charities. Her online pastry …

Baking

15-Year-Old Artist Creates Incredible Animal Drawings From Memory

While some artists are trained in their crafts, others seem to be born with an innate talent and creative drive. At two-years-old, Serbian child prodigy Dušan Krtolica began drawing as soon as he was old enough to hold a pencil. When we first discovered Krtolica’s work four years ago, aged 11, he …

Drawing

U.S. Announces Its Withdrawal From U.N. Human Rights Council

<b>Updated at 6:15 p.m. ET</b><p>After more than a year of complaints and warnings — some subtle and others a little less so — the Trump administration has announced that the United States is withdrawing from the United Nations Human Rights Council. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Ambassador to the U.N. …

Human Rights

Trumpism's Tipping Point

Sometimes, we forget where we are. Momentary amnesia is the most charitable explanation for Donald Trump saluting North Korea's uniformed defense …

Angela Merkel

Donald Trump's Twitter feed is getting more and more bizarre

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's hard to say that President Donald Trump's Twitter habits are getting stranger. After all, this is a President who has, from the start of his presidential campaign, used the social media site as among other things, a communications device, a Festivus pole and a psychologist's couch. …

The Theranos Scandal: What Happens When You Misunderstand Steve Jobs

We’ve long known that Elizabeth Holmes was in trouble, and last Friday federal prosecutors brought criminal charges against the founder of Theranos for defrauding investors and deceiving patients and doctors. In <i>Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup</i>, two-time Pulitzer Prize winner …

Theranos

Sotomayor is raising her voice for what's right

<b>(CNN) —</b> This week's Supreme Court decision backing the purging of inactive Ohio voters from the rolls was devastating for those who care about ensuring access to democracy, but Justice Sonia Sotomayor's powerful dissent provided a silver lining. She shined a spotlight on the historical use of purge …

Government

Donald Trump just accidentally revealed something very important about his 'fake news' attacks

<b>(CNN) —</b> On Wednesday morning, President Donald Trump sent out a tweet bashing the media. Nothing new there.<p>But, this tweet was different: Trump unintentionally revealed the false premise on which his relentless calls of "fake news" is based.<p>Here's the tweet:<p><i>"The Fake News is working overtime. Just</i> …

Donald Trump

Trump's Rush to Confirm Comey's Accusations

The White House teased an elaborate plan to push back on the former FBI director’s book. Instead, the president took to Twitter to validate its central characterizations.<p>As the release of James Comey’s book neared, Republican operatives in Washington began spreading the word: They had a plan to …

Donald Trump

James Comey’s memoir: Trump fixates on proving lewd dossier allegations false

The nation’s intelligence chiefs had just finished briefing Donald Trump on Russia’s interference in the 2016 election when FBI Director James B. Comey stayed behind to discuss some especially sensitive material: a “widely circulated” intelligence dossier containing unconfirmed allegations that …

Donald Trump

Painting with yarn: take up weaving and embrace both colour and the beauty of imperfection

The London Loom weaving and textile crafts studio at Hackney Downs Studios in the east of the capital is a ­wondrous sweetshop of yarns. The scrap heap in the corner beckons me to rummage through a cheering rainbow of wool, technicolour tinsel, ­cotton, mohair and macramé. There are maximalist, …

John Bolton’s appointment is a fitting coda to conservatism’s failures

One hundred years ago this week, the founder of modern American conservatism was born into poverty in Plymouth, Mich. Russell Kirk’s “The Conservative Mind,” published in 1953, laid the foundations of a modern conservative movement that dominated the second half of the American Century. But 65 …

9 Stroke Symptoms In Women That Are Super Common (And Super Scary)

Hiccups? Seriously?<p>Strokes are like creaky joints, driving slow in the fast lane, and your dentures falling out, like, all the time—stuff only old people have to worry about...right?<p>Definitely not—just because you have all your own teeth and know how to use Facebook properly doesn't mean you're …

Breast Cancer

It's Not Illegal Immigration That Worries Republicans Anymore

The Trump-era GOP cares more about the national origin and race of immigrants than the methods they used to enter the United States.<p>A few weeks ago, the contours of an immigration compromise looked clear: Republicans would let the “Dreamers” stay. Democrats would let Trump build his wall. Both …

Immigration

Two US grocery chains are on the verge of bankruptcy as Amazon moves in

Bloomberg reports that Winn-Dixie parent Bi-Lo and Tops Friendly Market could both declare bankruptcy this month, an ominous shakeout in a grocery industry that is bracing for new competition from Amazon and its newly acquired Whole Foods subsidiary.<p>Dig a little deeper and the situation is more …

The Female Quran Experts Fighting Radical Islam in Morocco

“The women scholars here are even more important than men.”<p>Morocco is in a region vulnerable to terrorist recruitment, but it hasn’t had a significant attack on its own soil since 2011, when terrorists bombed a Marrakesh café. Yet ethnic Moroccans have been at the center of ISIS attacks in Europe. …

Islamic Fundamentalism

Mueller's Message to America

The clear goal of the special counsel is to speak to the American public about the seriousness of Russian interference.<p>With yet another blockbuster indictment (why is it always on a Friday afternoon?), Special Counsel Robert Mueller has, once again, upended Washington. And this time, it is possible …

Donald Trump

Robert Mueller just made it impossible for Trump to call the special counsel probe a 'total hoax'

<b>(CNN) —</b> On Friday afternoon, the Justice Department announced that special counsel Robert Mueller had indicted 13 Russian nationals for their roles in attempted meddling in the 2016 election.<p>Most of these people do not live in the United States, and you can bet your bottom dollar that Russia won't …

Donald Trump

Why the American Middle Class Is Disappearing (and What It Will Mean for the Economy)

Democracies do not last long without strong middle classes.<p><i>What are the negative long term effects if the middle class is not rebuilt? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Chris Hughes,</b> …

The Dark Twisted Failure of Devin Nunes

Someday, when Hollywood starts making movies and episodic dramas about this bizarre epoch in American history – that time when Russia installed a …

The Hidden Political Message of Michelle Obama’s Portrait Dress

From the pattern to the designer, the dress is the most revealing part.<p>While the official portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama unveiled Monday were applauded by the art world—for their intense visual impact as much as the choice of Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald, artists who are both critical …

Michelle Obama

Warren Buffett Says Integrity Is the Most Important Trait to Hire For. Ask These 12 Questions to Find It

It's what holds all three together or everything crumbles.<p>Billionaire Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, has lived by a set of awe-inspiring values and principles that has led to unbelievable success.<p>So whenever he imparts his wisdom, you want to tune in. As it relates to …

5 Terms Every Bond Investor Should Understand

Bond Basics: Issue Size & Date, Maturity Value, Coupon<p>Updated February 21, 2017<p>Most individual bonds have five features when they are issued: issue …

Investing

Temperature breaks record in the Bay Area for 10th day in a row

Things are forecast to cool off around the Bay Area next week, but on Saturday, the recent warm stretch continued, with high temperatures breaking a record in one spot.<p>The temperature hit 69 degrees Saturday at the Oakland airport, the highest temperature recorded at the monitoring station on this …