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Supreme Court To Hear Cases Involving Race And Gerrymandering

Professor Michael McDonald of the University of Florida discusses two separate cases the Supreme Court will hear on Monday involving racial gerrymandering in North Carolina and Virginia.<p>Transcript<p>MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:<p>And now we turn to our regular feature, Words You'll Hear. That's where we …

Macedonia activists defiant as 'I Protest' marches grow

<b>Skopje, Macedonia -</b> Activists from Macedonia's "Colourful Revolution" movement have called for protests to be intensified, just days after police charged dozens for alleged offences related to vandalising government property and cultural heritage sites.<p>In a statement circulated across social media, …

ISIS kills dozens of its own in hunt for spies

In March, a senior commander with the Islamic State group was driving through northern Syria on orders to lead militants in the fighting there when a drone blasted his vehicle to oblivion.<p>The killing of Abu Hayjaa al-Tunsi, a Tunisian jihadi, sparked a panicked hunt within the group's ranks for …

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Jubilant scenes in court as Myanmar frees scores of jailed students

Judge tells activists arrested more than a year ago over education protest they can go home, after Aung San Suu Kyi’s promise<p>A Burmese court has freed dozens of jailed students after Aung San Suu Kyi pledged to make releasing activists and political prisoners the first priority of her new …

Asia

A couple who quit their jobs to spend 7 months traveling the world explain how they stretched $8,000 across 13 countries

"We thought we'd do all of Italy, all of Greece, and all of Croatia," Gallagher recalls — but then they started crunching the numbers.<p>"We realized it could easily be a $10,000 or $20,000 trip," he tells Business Insider.<p>That's when the idea of living<i>,</i> rather than vacationing, abroad surfaced.<p>"Alex …

Pictures of the day: 18th March 2016 - Telegraph

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A photographer has made it his mission to take moving photos of the world's most endangered animals

With an estimated 12,000 different types of birds, fish, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates kept in zoos and conservations, it's going to take Sartore a total of 25 years to get the job done. In past 11 years, he's documented nearly 6,000 animals in intimate, studio portrait …

DAY 160: Relationship Patterns: Wanting to leave everything behind and shut the door... Really?

Posted under agreement, arguments, change yourself, desteniiprocess, Journey to Life, leave partner, let it go, Life, marriage, mind, relationships, …

If you like Elite: Dangerous, you'll also like...

Like all good space sims, Elite: Dangerous is at its best when we’re able to project our own strange stories onto its starry backcloth. As Chris …

Inside Sinjar: Suspicion and anger thrive in the city broken by Islamic State

Sinjar may be liberated but community where Yazidis lived alongside Sunnis is now at war with itself<p>Sulaiman Omar has not heard from his six brothers or their daughters since the day Isil came to town. The 37-year-old Yazidi fighter lost contact with them – as well as other family members – amid …

Watch Hundreds Of Exoplanets Twirl Around Their Stars In This Mesmerizing Animation

You are getting verrry sleeepy<p>Between 2009 and 2013, the Kepler telescope stared at a patch of stars in some faraway constellations. It waited patiently for planets to cross in front of those stars, detecting their presence when light from the star dipped.<p>A technical failure interrupted Kepler's …

Universe

The most breathtaking natural wonders in the US

Here's everything coming to Netflix in December that you should watch

Other originals include two comedy specials, an Adam Sandler-led comedy film, and a documentary crime series.<p>The final season of "Parenthood" is also making its way to the site, as well as all seven seasons of Showtime's "Nurse Jackie."<p>Here's everything you should check out come December on Netflix:<p>…

Entertainment

Best Trips 2016

National Geographic Traveler presents the New Year's must-see places. Whether it’s Botswana's Okavango Delta or Brazil's beaches, these 20 go-now destinations will get you packing.

Travel Photography

11 Warm Weather Vacation Destinations For People Who Hate Winter

The snow can't get you here.<p>Brrr, it's cold out there! Trade in the snow for some fun in the sun at these tropical and summery escapes.

50 trips everyone should take in the US in their lifetime

America has been called a lot of things: beautiful, majestic, wild, and great. It's all those and more.<p>Whether you're driving down the Pacific Coast Highway, whale watching in Cape Cod, or embracing your inner child at Orlando's Disney World, the US is full of incredible surprises.<p>From the East …

4 Timeless Ways to Boost Your Intelligence

Although intelligence means something different to everyone, psychologists and scientists have tried to pin it down to just our IQ, as if a number …

Self-improvement

Coming Currency Wars Will Be the Best Investment Opportunities of the Next 20 Years

Not many average people are noticing but the start of a major new trend has already begun. On January 15, 2015, Switzerland decoupled it’s currency …

Anonymous trolls ISIS by removing darknet site, replacing it with Prozac ad

GhostSec, a group that affiliates itself with Anonymous, took to the darknet today for some lulz by removing an ISIS propaganda site and replacing it with a Prozac advertisement and the following message:<p>Enhance your calm. Too many people are into this ISIS-stuff. Please gaze upon this lovely ad so …

Internet

Millions of youth's in Africa's Sahel could be recruited by terrorist groups, UN envoy warns

41 million young people in the Sahel 'face hopelessness' and region will become recruiting hub for terrorist organisations<p>Up to 41 million young people in the Sahel have bleak futures, pushing them to migrate and making them susceptible to radicalisation, a UN envoy to the African region said on …

Africa

5 Simple Ways to Improve Your Memory and Memorize Anything Faster

Imagine the power of being able to memorize anything faster.<p>Think about how much time you’d have, how much you could shorten the learning curve, and …

The Brain

5 Anime Series For Sci-Fi Fanatics

If there’s one thing the anime medium can’t get enough, besides unnatural hair colors, it’s science fiction. Series and films about technology, …

Science Fiction

Humai Wants To Resurrect Humans Within 30 Years

A new quest to defeat death--or at least make it optional<p><i>Spoilers ahead for those who aren’t caught up,</i>​ but last season of Game of Thrones ended with a true Caesar ​outcome​ for all-around-hero (and potential Azor Ahai) Jon Snow. But unlike Caesar, today HBO teased the ​apparent​ resurrection of …

Singularity

33 books everyone should read before turning 30

While the only way to learn is to survive the inevitable cycle of successes and failures, it is always useful to have some guidance along the way.<p>To help you out, we've selected some of our favorite books that likely never made your high-school or college reading lists.<p>It's an eclectic selection …

Books

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Talks under way for UN rights chief to visit North Korea

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea and the United Nations both confirmed Tuesday that discussions are under way for what would be the first visit to …

North Korea

6 important moments where I realized my parents are people

When I saw my mom throwing up from a hangover<p>My parents have always been “the cool ones.” In high school, they would allow my friends and I to drink …

Parenting

19 natural wonders everyone should see before they disappear

America is home to some of the world's most stunning natural wonders, but many of these sights are increasingly under threat from climate change and pollution.<p>While some are slowly experiencing change, others are deteriorating at a more rapid rate.<p>We've put together a list 0f 19 incredible and …