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Trump's tax plan: massive cuts for the 1% will usher 'era of dynastic wealth'

President Donald Trump is set to give America’s richest 1% an average annual tax cut of $214,000 when he takes office, while more than eight million families with children are expected to suffer financially under his proposed tax plan.<p>On the eve of the election, Trump promised to “massively cut …

Income Inequality

Obama to visit flood-ravaged Louisiana next week

President Barack Obama will visit Louisiana next week, the White House announced Friday.<p>Obama will travel to Baton Rouge on Tuesday, press secretary Josh Earnest said, noting that Obama’s team reached that date after coordinating with state officials.<p>“Additional details will be announced in the …

Is Everything In The Universe The Same Age?

It’s been 13.8 billion years since the Big Bang, something we’ve been able to date from a variety of lines-of-evidence. But that’s the amount of time that has passed <i>for us</i> since the Big Bang; since time is relative, what does that mean for observers in other parts of the Universe? Our Earth exists …

So the U.K. has its second female prime minister. What policies put more women in power?

In becoming Britain’s second female prime minister, Theresa May has made the country just the sixth in Europe (and 17th in the world) to have had more than one female leader.<p>May, like her female predecessor Margaret Thatcher, is a Conservative. Her party’s main rival, the Labour Party, has had a …

India says to bring back workers facing 'food crisis' in Saudi | Reuters

NEW DELHI/DUBAI (Reuters) - India said on Sunday it would send a government minister to Saudi Arabia to try to bring back workers who have been laid off from their jobs, as the foreign minister said more than 10,000 Indians in the country were facing a “food crisis”.<p>Migrant workers, who work for …

BGF Ventures investors are tapping into a £2.5 billion fund created by Britain's 5 biggest banks

BGF Ventures cofounders Rory Stirling (left), Simon Calver (centre), and Harry Briggs (right).BGF Ventures<p>Business Growth Fund (BGF) — a £2.5 billion investment company that backs businesses across the UK — decided to allocate £200 million to an early stage venture capital (VC) fund almost exactly …

The Very Strange—And Fascinating— Ideas Behind Quantum Computing

IBM has been working on a new quantum computer that can dominate the industry for decades to come. If that sounds incredible, wait till you hear the …

Spain risks incident in Gibraltar, MPs warn Nato

A group of Tory MPs have warned the Secretary General of Nato that Spain’s behaviour towards Gibraltar is a threat to British security could lead to a "serious" incident at sea.<p>The MPs have written to the head of Nato expressing concern over 210 "unlawful incursions" of Spanish state vessels into …

Gibraltar

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Islamic Jihad terrorist killed in latest Gaza tunnel collapse

A terrorist from the Islamic Jihad group was killed and another two were injured on Monday night, when a tunnel collapsed in the city of Khan Younis …

50 Books Every Woman Should Read Before She Turns 40

Consider this your life's library.<p>This list celebrates female writers who wrote coming-of-age classics as well as modern page-turners. They've won awards, provoked discussion, and ultimately their work has become cherished favorites on the bookshelves of many.

Senior minister says Abu Wardah Santoso, who led group allied to Isis, was killed in jungle gunfight on Monday<p>Indonesia’s most wanted Islamist militant was killed in a shootout with security forces, according to a senior government minister who hailed a victory for the government’s counterterrorism …

Extremism

Can We Design the Future We Want?

The world is in chaos now — with a crescendoing wave of crisis upon crisis with no end in sight. Our ancestors created the conditions for this …

Mass Shootings

'People have harboured this animosity for a long time': Why Baton Rouge is back at the centre of US civil rights protests

Dianne Jemison Pollard’s home was abuzz with activity.<p>She was a very young girl – only aged three – but she remembers clearly the crowds pouring into the living room in Baton Rouge where her father, a Baptist pastor, was coordinating the first major civil rights protest the United States had ever …

why danny lyon's iconic civil rights era photographs are more relevant than ever

Some of the most powerful photographs of the Civil Rights Era are by photographer and activist Danny Lyon. Last week at the Whitney Museum, Lyon sat down with his longtime friend, congressman John Lewis, to discuss a new retrospective of his...<p>Shortly after meeting congressman and activist John …

A Few Words About Rudy Giuliani's Inside Voice

The former New York mayor unleashed a dark energy in the arena last night.<p>CLEVELAND, OHIO—Like a retirement community in Palm Beach, the Republican National Convention has organized theme nights to keep the patrons entertained. Last night was a big one: It was Benghazi Night at the Quicken Loans …

Three Things That Matter Most in Youth and Old Age

In a world that daily throws both curiosities and crises at us, it can be difficult to discern what is important. An unexpected event can render what …

Mike Pence Used Disney's 'Mulan' to Argue that Women Shouldn't Serve in the Military

Before Indiana Governor Mike Pence was Donald Trump’s running mate, he was a talk radio show host—with strong opinions about Disney films.<p>In 1999, …

The ‘perplexing’ disappearance of a children’s author ends with tragic discovery

Helen Bailey created a world for teenagers and children through her books.<p>Her funny and lighthearted coming-of-age “Electra Brown” series follows a girl going through family troubles with the help of friends.<p>Bailey also created a forum for others going through loss as she chronicled her life as a …

William Shakespeare 101 by Kevin Barents

President Barack Obama rejects petition to designate Black Lives Matter as a terrorist organisation

President Barack Obama responded to a petition demanding that the White House officially designate “Black Lives Matter” as a terrorist …

Black Lives Matter

‘Arab world won’t go for Israeli diplomatic blitz, and Netanyahu knows it’

Hailing Israel’s still clandestine yet growing ties with Arab states has become a standard talking point in Benjamin Netanyahu’s speeches. The Arabs …

A look at what's next after attempted coup in Turkey

ISTANBUL (AP) — President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has had a string of electoral victories since his party came to power in 2002, appears to have emerged stronger than ever after supporters rallied behind his government and helped rebuff an attempted coup last week.<p>Analysts predict Erdogan, who …

German train attacker vowed 'revenge on the infidels'

WUERZBURG, Germany (AP) — A 17-year-old Afghan asylum-seeker vowing "revenge on these infidels" went on an ax-and-knife rampage on a train in …

With or without its leader, this is a network that bans its female on-air talent from wearing pants and the coverage is shockingly antagonistic to women’s rights<p>This week, all signs point to Roger Ailes being fired from his position as head of Fox News. If ousted, it will be over sexual harassment …

Feminism

Kenya is pressuring thousands of expat NGO workers and volunteers to go home

When Madonna visited Kenya last week, she snapped a photo of a murky, trash-filled stream in a slum in Nairobi. “Imagine this is where your water comes from!” she wrote on Instagram, plugging a local NGO that works on water sanitation in Kibera, one of the largest informal settlements in Africa.<p>The …

Africa

Ask Ethan: Are There Different Types Of Time And Space?

One of the most counterintuitive lessons of Einstein’s relativity is that there’s no such thing as absolute space or absolute time. If I ask you when and where you are, you can tell me; but if you and I go to distant locations and I ask you when and where you perceive me to be, what you answer and …

Universe

Will the Middle East Ever Be Secular?

In this era of ISIS, many debates in the West center on how followers of Islam will eventually, through a series of steps and growing pains, arrive at liberal democracy. Shadi Hamid, the author of the new book <i>Islamic Exceptionalism: How the Struggle Over Islam is Reshaping the World</i>, believes that …

Laying Bare the Bones of Ancient Maya Society

Much is known about Maya kings, lords and priests. Gaps remain, but we have long had some idea of how they lived. But what about the majority—the …

In many areas of life teenagers are moving online – so why do so many surveys show they still prefer print books over e-readers? Sometimes, argues teen site member <b>confessionsofabooklover</b>, innovation just can’t beat tradition<p>There seems to be an idea spouted by many working in the media at the …

Books