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Why We Love the Showstopping Style of Afropunk’s Leading Ladies

The eleventh annual Afropunk Fest kicks off this weekend in Brooklyn’s Commodore Barry Park, and while the two-day fest always promises a feast of sound from emerging and genre-bending musicians, the performers deliver plenty of onstage style too.<p><b>SZA</b>, <b>Kelela</b>, and Lion Babe are just a few of our …

Artist Banksy opens derelict 'Dismaland' theme park

LONDON (AP) — The elusive British graffiti artist Banksy has unveiled his latest project — a parody of a seaside theme park called "Dismaland" …

Love thy neighbour: the Texas town welcoming undocumented migrants

On a Saturday morning in the mild days of early summer in the Rio Grande Valley, a green municipal bus pulled up to a quiet parking lot in downtown McAllen, Texas. Inside, a group of about 20 Central American refugees squeezed towards of the front, their belongings packed into border-patrol-issued …

Immigration

Russia’s Mysterious New Submarine

It looks like the Moscow vs. the USS Jimmy Carter. But can the Kremlin afford the ship’s new technology?<p>On August 11 at the port of Severodvinsk in …

Scientists suggest a way to lower your stroke risk: Shorten your workweek

Do you worry that your workaholic ways are killing you? A new study says you may be right.<p>In an analysis of more than half a million men and women from around the world, those who put in long hours at the office were 33% more likely to suffer a stroke than their colleagues who clocked out earlier. …

Huawei Honor 7i announced with 180-degree rotating camera

Huawei has just unveiled its latest Honor smartphone, the 7i. The handset looks like another decent mid-ranger from Huawei, but with one quite unique feature – a rotating rear camera than pops up for higher quality selfies. I’m going to nickname it the periscope.<p>Typically, smartphones include a …

No charges against police in fatal New Jersey shooting

BRIDGETON, N.J. (AP) — A grand jury voted not to file charges against two police officers for fatally shooting a man in New Jersey who defied orders …

Prison escapee David Sweat indicted

See first commercial handheld flamethrower in action