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Two West Virginia officials face backlash over racist post about Michelle Obama

The director of a West Virginia development group and a mayor are under scrutiny after a racist post about First Lady<p>Michelle Obama caused a backlash and prompted calls on social media for both women to be fired.<p>Clay County Development Corp. director Pamela Ramsey Taylor made the post …

Michelle Obama

Obama: Trump tapped into a 'troubling' strain

<b>Athens, Greece (CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama issued a warning Tuesday against "crude nationalism" in the wake of Donald Trump's victory, saying during a news conference on his final overseas trip that the President-elect had tapped into a "troubling" strain of rhetoric playing on Americans' fears …

Donald Trump

Google Fiber Won't Accept Any New Cities For Its Superfast Internet Network

Today may be the day when cable and telecom execs shake their heads at Google with a smug "I told you so."<p>The tech giant is scaling back its plan to wire American cities for hyper-fast Internet — the project called Google Fiber.<p>This was Google's ambitious plan to go up against cable and telecom …

Net Neutrality
North Africa

Samsung exploding phone issue extends past Note 7, lawsuit says

Complaint alleges that Samsung knew for years its technology was hazardous, saying a Galaxy S6 Active shot out 5in flames and left a user with ‘melted flesh’<p>Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 is not the company’s only smartphone prone to dangerous explosions, according to a new lawsuit that says a Galaxy S6 …

Immigration

'No Man's Sky' is being investigated for false advertising

After <i>No Man's Sky</i> hit shelves in early August, complaints arose around bugs and oversights made by its small studio Hello Games. But as the weeks wore on, a new uproar struck out at the differences between concept videos and the released game, which some players and press believe lacked many …

Elon Musk’s proposed spaceship could send 100 people to Mars in 80 days

The ship will refuel in orbit and include ‘zero-G games’<p>Today, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk unveiled the Mars vehicle — the spaceship his company plans to build to transport the first colonists to Mars. The spaceship is meant to launch from Earth on top of the booster and then travel the rest of the way on …

Space Travel

The Impossible Burger is a lab-made meatless treat for carnivores

Every October, two vegetarian friends of mine from Michigan spend a week at my place while they attend New York Comic Con. Because I take my hosting duties very seriously, I always try to find good places for them to eat here in New York. It's not too hard, as you can find vegetarian and vegan …

Violent crime prediction algorithms are racially biased

When a criminal defendant faces sentencing in the United States, a judge can use several factors to determine a punishment that fits the crime. Increasingly, one of those factors is what is known as a "risk assessment score" -- a number meant to predict whether or not the defendant will commit …

Obama awards Medal of Valor to 13 law enforcement officers at White House | Fox News

President Barack Obama honored on Monday 13 police officers who risked their lives to protect others.<p>In presenting the Medal of Valor at a ceremony in the East Room, Obama said the police officers receiving the Medal demonstrate how loving one's country means loving one another.<p>The president said …

Barack Obama

There's a standing desk and balance board for kids now

Given the increasing anxiety of what sitting is doing to our bodies, it was only a matter of time before someone began worrying about our nation's children. After seeing his son's classroom, FluidStance chief Joel Heath decided to build the UpGrade, a standing desk and balance board combo for …

May Day Rallies Around the World: Pictures

Pakistan

The man who made 'the worst video game in history'

<b>The video game of Steven Spielberg's ET is considered to be one of the worst of all time and has even been blamed for triggering the collapse of Atari. Howard Scott Warshaw, the gifted programmer who made it, explains how it was rushed out in a matter of weeks - and how he feels about those events</b> …

Retrogaming

33 Of The Best TV Shows To Binge-Watch

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'Kids could die in the cold': the race to rehouse Calais refugees

Hundreds of refugees have been evicted as ‘buffer zone’ is cleared in the Jungle – but there are deep suspicions about alternatives offered by authorities<p>It began before dawn, as French police sealed off the main road into the Calais refugee camp. Shortly after first light, a group of around 40 …

Alleged drug lord 'La Barbie' pleads guilty to U.S. charges

<b>Atlanta (CNN) —</b> A one-time Texas high school football player who achieved notoriety as an alleged cartel kingpin in Mexico pleaded guilty Wednesday to drug trafficking charges in a U.S. federal court.<p>The unlikely rise of Edgar Valdez Villareal as an American in the Mexican drug cartel hierarchy …

Mexico

Humongous sea spiders from Antarctica are baffling scientists

If you're reading this, you probably aren't a spider, and may even have a strong aversion toward eight-legged, web-weaving creepy crawlies — especially giant ones.<p>However, we regret to inform you that spiders of epic proportions are more than just the stuff of fiction, and do indeed walk among …

Biology

The hidden medical epidemic few women have been willing to talk about, until now

When Carmel Price's mother had an operation six years ago, Price helped her in the hospital but never really knew what the procedure was for. "I heard that she was having 'reconstructive surgery,' like that her organs had moved around and they were putting them back where they belonged," said …

Why I Never Fight With My Wife

I never fight with my wife. Never. Neither should you.<p>Despite what you may have read in a book, heard from a marriage expert or believe from watching other couples (or even your own relationship) fighting is not inevitable in marriage. You can have a beautiful, healthy and ridiculously happy …

The Secret Of Happiness Revealed In 75-Year Study

Is it money? Is it fame? Is it a combination of the two? A 75-year study at Harvard unveils the truth.<p>Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.<p>Have you made a lot of money this year? You did?<p>Are you happy now?<p>Oh, you are?<p>But maybe …

Happiness

Junk food is tricking your brain: The depressing science behind your binging

Research reveals fats and sweets alter the brain’s satiety-control mechanism, sending our appetites into hyperdrive<p>Matthew Brien has struggled with overeating for the past 20 years. At age 24, he stood at 5′10′′ and weighed a trim 135 pounds. Today the licensed massage therapist tips the scales at …

A Harvard psychiatrist says 3 things are the secret to real happiness

Psychiatrist Robert Waldinger is the director of the Harvard Study of Adult Development, one of the longest and most complete studies of adult life ever conducted. Waldinger described some of the secrets to happiness revealed by the study in a recent TED talk.<p>The study followed two cohorts of white …

Psychology

Ellsworth Kelly, master of abstract art, dies at 92

Ellsworth Kelly, one of the last of the American masters of abstract art, has died. He was 92.<p>The painter/sculptor died Sunday at his home in Spencertown, N.Y., according to Matthew Marks of the Matthew Marks Gallery in Manhattan.<p>"He was simply one of the great modern painters of our era, certainly …

Art

Sudan's new gold rush: miners risk their lives in search of riches

With the economy in tatters, the government has opened the country to prospectors operating without regulations or oversight<p>It’s a little before 7am on a bright, airless morning, and already Abdullah Idriss Isaac has been hard at work for hours.<p>Swishing his aluminium pan back and forth through a …

Africa
Africa