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Palestine's Hamas lauds, Israel rejects UN vote against settlements

Palestine's Hamas movement has welcomed the Security Council vote demanding a halt to Israeli settlements in the occupied territory. Israel rejected …

Israel

Russian Ambassador's Killing Shows How Syria's Conflict Is Only Going To Get Worse

Russia and Turkey have an interest in depicting the assassination as the result of a nefarious plot rather than as blowback for their own Syria policies.<p>ISTANBUL — The young police officer meant to pull off an assassination that would shake the world. And it did.<p>“Don’t forget Aleppo! Don’t forget …

A gunman just assassinated Russia’s ambassador to Turkey

In a stunning act of political violence, a gun-wielding man in a black suit and tie shot and killed Russia’s ambassador to Turkey on Monday in what the assassin described as an act of revenge for Russia’s bombing of civilians in Aleppo, Syria.<p>Video captured at the scene shows the gunman shouting …

Middle East
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Electors demand intelligence briefing before Electoral College vote

The request represents the latest effort by Democratic electors to look to the Electoral College as a possible bulwark against a Trump presidency.<p>In its first show of public support for efforts questioning the legitimacy of Donald Trump's victory, Hillary Clinton’s campaign said it is supporting a …

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Donald Trump has picked a big oil CEO with no government experience as his secretary of State

Donald Trump’s team has confirmed that Rex Tillerson, the chief executive and chairman of ExxonMobil, is the US president-elect’s choice for secretary of State.<p>“He does massive deals in Russia. He does massive deals for the company, not for himself, but the company,” Trump said last weekend. He …

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Mental illness and poverty: you can't tackle one without the other

A recent report by Lord Richard Layard suggests that “Happiness depends on health and friends, not money”. The conclusions presented argue that the UK government should focus more on providing better healthcare and resources for dealing with mental health issues in a variety of societal contexts, …

Mental Health

The greatest European military leaders of all time

The common thread linking all those who reached the very top of that profession is a genius for tactics and an ability to adapt mid-way through a battle in order to secure victory.<p>From the ancient Greeks to the modern day, the tools of the game have changed dramatically but the aim remains the same …

World History

Dylann Roof Had a Handwritten List of Local Black Churches in Car

The man accused of killing nine black parishioners in a Charleston, S.C., church last year had a handwritten list in his car noting other black …

Dylann Roof

3 recipes that will make you love your slow cooker again

<i>Editor's note: This story was originally published Dec. 12, 2016. We're bringing it back because we still love slow-cooker dishes.</i><p>Slow Cooker Mustard …

Slow Cookers

13 Best Onion Recipes

Jumble of Sweet-and-Sour Onions<p>Cookbook author Deborah Madison likes to make this beautiful onion relish to spoon over Thanksgiving turkey, but it’s …

Best books of 2016

<b>Select a category</b><p>Fiction<p>;<p>Nonfiction<p>;<p>Children<p>;<p>Poetry<p>;<p>Mysteries<p>;<p>Sports<p><b>FICTION</b><p><b>“The Underground Railroad’’ by Colson Whitehead (Doubleday)</b><p>A slave runs to …

Books

30 Books You Need to Read to Earn 'Well-Read' Status | Inc.com

<i>What books should one read to feel well-read? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Cristina Hartmann, writer who abandoned a career in law, on Quora:</b><p>For anyone who wants to attain the vaunted …

Literature

The 10 Best Books Of 2016 Faced Tough Topics Head On

I hesitate to say it, but the one word that characterizes my best books of 2016 list is "serious." These books aren't grim and they're certainly not dull, but collectively they're serious about tackling big, sometimes difficult subjects — and they're also distinguished by seriously good writing. …

Books

The 20 Best Books Of 2016

Read ’em all<p>Now is the time of year when we're supposed to look back on everything that happened and celebrate the best of it. This has been a particularly challenging task this year, because, well, there's little about 2016 which immediately springs to mind as being all that great. And yet, …

Some cases of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder could be misdiagnosed immune disorders

Some patients sectioned with conditions such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder could instead have a treatable immune disorder, Oxford University scientists have found.<p>Currently, people experiencing psychosis are often thought to be suffering from mental disorder and are treated as such with …

Ground-breaking project to replicate brain’s neural networks though 3D nanoprinting

Aston University has launched MESO-BRAIN, a major stem cell research project which it hopes will develop three-dimensional (3D) nanoprinting …

Anthropology

Expert Says: Intelligent People Go to Bed Late, Leave a Mess Everywhere, and Use Bad Language

Were you annoyed as a kid, when your folks instructed you to clean your room, sent you to bed early and scolded you for cursing? There might be a …

Seven Phrases: The Arabic That Israeli Jews Use Every Day

When it comes to making an emphatic point, Israeli Jews often reach for Arabic. From telling someone “Let’s go,” (“<i>Yalla!</i>”) to expressing surprise</i> …

Israel

Selena Gomez Delivered A Raw, Powerful Speech About Her Mental Health At Last Night's AMAs - PAPER

Selena Gomez made an unexpected return to the spotlight last night, accepting the award for Favorite Female Artist at the American Music Awards. Earlier this year, the singer took a hiatus from public life and canceled the last leg of her Revival tour to address her lupus, and then reportedly …

Mental Health

Police deploy water hoses, tear gas against Standing Rock protesters

Law enforcement officials deployed water hoses in freezing temperatures Sunday against hundreds of protesters decrying the construction of the Dakota …

Smart way to keep your brain healthy and young

<b>The best advice I ever got was that knowledge is power and to keep reading</b>.<p><b>David Bailey</b><p>Reading gives workout to your memory.<p>Reading gives your brain …

West Virginia mayor resigns over racist Facebook post on Michelle Obama

A small town US mayor has stepped down from her post following an uproar over a racist social media post targeting Michelle Obama. The First Lady and …

Social Media

Twitter suspends alt-right accounts

SAN FRANCISCO — Twitter suspended high-profile accounts associated with the alt-right movement, the same day the social media service said it would crack down on hate speech.<p>Among those suspended was Richard Spencer, who runs an alt-right think tank and had a verified account on Twitter.<p>The …

Social Media

Paul Ryan Dismisses Free Birth Control

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Ibuprofen May Not Be As Safe As You Think

Over-the-counter and prescription drugs that control inflammation, like Advil, Aleve and Motrin, are among the most popular drugs people take. …

Biomedicine

Trump picks Priebus as White House chief of staff, Bannon as top adviser

<b>(CNN) —</b> Donald Trump named two top advisers to his administration Sunday, tapping Republican Party Chairman Reince Priebus to be his new chief of staff and Steve Bannon, the Trump campaign CEO and executive chairman of Breitbart News, as chief strategist and senior counselor.<p>"Steve and Reince are …

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Easy Cheesy Potato Soup Recipe

The cool air this time of year sure puts us in the mood for soup and one of our family’s favorite fall traditions is “Soup Sunday”. We try to make …

Soup

Potatoes Supreme Recipe

"This family favorite side-dish combines potatoes, cheese, and onions. For a different take, use cream of mushroom soup instead of chicken …

Onions