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Daily Edition Top 10 (Week of February 12, 2018)

Seventeen people lost their lives and at least 14 were injured in a deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida, this week. Nikolas Cruz, a former student, opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Cruz was charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder. He confessed to the crime shortly …

Cyril Ramaphosa

U.S. Marines Sing "Days Of Elijah," So Good You'll Want To Join In!

This will put a smile on your face! These American <b>Marines</b> will have you tapping your feet as you listen to them singing, “Days of Elijah.” If I were …

U.S. Marines

The Surprising Way to Be More Effective at Storytelling

To engage leaders, colleagues and clients, use this simple technique<p>By now, most of us are familiar with "the irresistible power of storytelling as a business tool" (as HBR describes it) to get people's attention, involve them emotionally and help them remember the content you're trying to …

Public Speaking

The Great Alone: A Novel

Shared via Kindle. Description: An instant #1 New York Times bestseller! "A TOUR DE FORCE." —Kirkus (starred review) Alaska, 1974. Unpredictable. …

Blood avocados no more: Farm town says it's kicked out cartels

<i><br>; Credit: NPR — Tastyart Ltd Rob White/Getty Images</i> Carrie Kahn | NPRThis Sunday it's estimated that Americans will consume more than 200 million …

Mexico

Waco Skims a Very American Tragedy

The new Paramount miniseries about the 1993 siege doesn’t quite get to the heart of how David Koresh happened.<p>The story of the siege in Waco, Texas, in 1993 is such a fundamentally American one—such a charged and tragic conflict between dogmatic believers and overbearing authorities—that it’s hard …

Paramount Network

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Ex-Georgian President Escapes Custody In Dramatic Confrontation In Kiev

Around dawn Tuesday, masked Ukrainian law enforcement officers attempted to detain former Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili. By sunset, they still had not succeeded. In the hours between, chaos consumed several streets in Kiev, where hundreds of supporters rallied to Saakashvili's defense as …

Bill Gates reveals his 5 favorite books of 2017

Bill Gates reads about 50 books a year, but only a few make his annual list of favorites.<p>For several years, the Microsoft founder has chosen five titles he enjoyed over the past year and published reviews of them on his Gates Notes blog.<p>Here are his recommendations from 2017.

Books
Matt Lauer

Chris Hurst, whose girlfriend died in live TV shooting, beats NRA candidate in Virginia

Democrat’s victory, two days after Texas church massacre left 26 dead, is hailed by gun control advocates as proof progress on gun violence is possible<p>A first-time politician who lost his girlfriend to gun violence has defeated the National Rifle Association-backed incumbent in a state house race …

Guns

'Ask an Astronaut' (US 2017): Book Excerpt

<i>Tim Peake is a European Space Agency astronaut. He finished his 186 day mission on the International Space Station in June 2017. In addition to his</i> …

Space Exploration

Watch astronaut Scott Kelly struggle to walk on Earth after a year in space

As if his legs are made of jelly<p>Spending a year in space takes such a toll on the human body that astronauts literally have to learn how to walk again once they’re back on Earth. At least, that’s what seems to have happened to Scott Kelly — the American astronaut who spent 340 days on the …

Space Science

Tesla Turns Power Back On At Children's Hospital In Puerto Rico

Tesla has used its solar panels and batteries to restore reliable electricity at San Juan's Hospital del Niño (Children's Hospital), in what company founder Elon Musk calls "the first of many solar+battery Tesla projects going live in Puerto Rico."<p>The project came about after Puerto Rico was hit by …

Caribbean

Anna Faris Opens Up About Preemie Son's Health Battle

“I was in complete shock," the actress wrote in her upcoming memoir.<p>Anna Faris opened up about her son’s medical battle in her upcoming memoir, <i>Unqualified</i>.<p>The actress and her husband, Chris Pratt, welcomed a baby boy named Jack in August 2012. Jack was born nine weeks early and spent a month in the …

Last suspect arrested in 2010 killing of Border Patrol agent

<b>(CNN) —</b> The last of seven suspects in the 2010 murder of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was arrested over the weekend, the US Department of Justice said in a statement.<p>Jesus Rosario Favela Astorga, 37, was arrested in Mexico and is awaiting extradition to the US. He was charged with first-degree …

Latin America

How Can I Turn My Abundance of Story Ideas Into a Bestselling Book?

How do I write a whole book, if I have lots of ideas, but when I start to write, it doesn't make any sense? <i>originally appeared on</i> Quora <i>-</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p>Answer <b>by</b> Karen Lord, Author, socioeconomic …

Vegas survivors collect the things they left behind, souvenirs of heartbreak and hope

LAS VEGAS — From high above the Las Vegas Strip, the scene of last week's terror was flecked with color. Spots of yellow, blue, white and red dotted the field of the Route 91 Harvest country music festival — a patchwork of phones, clothes, purses, lawn chairs and other belongings 22,000 …

Crime

Here's What Kim Jong Nam's Assassins Just Claimed Really Happened On Day Of Poisoning

A Malaysian court began hearing arguments Monday in the case against two women charged with killing the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong …

Tom Petty, Rock Icon Who Led the Heartbreakers, Dead at 66

Singer suffered cardiac arrest and was taken off life support at hospital<p>Tom Petty, the dynamic and iconoclastic frontman who led the band the …

Tom Petty
Terrorism

"Everybody has a book in them": 9 secrets to writing a thrilling bestseller - by author Martina Cole

Top author Martina Cole believes we all have a book in us - it's just a matter of putting pencil to paper and letting it all come flowing out.<p><i>Makes</i> …

Writing

12 Must-Read Books That Will Raise Your Emotional Intelligence

Your Amazon wish list is about to get longer.<p>I didn't learn about emotional intelligence until well into my 30s. By that time, I had started to realize that the best leaders -- those exhibiting high levels of EQ -- typically showed more self-awareness, collaborated better with others, and got …

Emotional Intelligence

Selena Gomez's best friend may have doubled the star's life expectancy by donating her kidney

Selena Gomez has always been open with the world about her life, and she continued to do so on Thursday when she shared via Instagram that she underwent a kidney transplant over the summer. And having that transplant may have doubled her life expectancy after suffering kidney failure.<p>In the post, …

Selena Gomez

Harvey and Irma, Married 75 Years, Marvel at the Storms Bearing Their Names

<i>Read the latest with Friday’s live updates on Hurricane Irma.</i><p>Harvey and Irma Schluter have been married for 75 years. He turned 104 in July; she will be 93 in November.<p>They vividly remember many of the major events of the 20th century, from her first time spotting an airplane, during the Great …

Sick teen uses Siri to call for her own rescue during Harvey

A 14-year-old girl who was forced to flee to the roof of her home during Hurricane Harvey while suffering a painful attack related to sickle cell …

Hurricane Harvey

Citizen Newt: The Making of a Reagan Conservative

Shared via Kindle. Description: The definitive, authorized biography of one of the most important, provocative, and visionary political figures of …

You should write a book and here’s how

You should write a book. Yes, you. Whether you’re a young 18-year-old off to college with little free time or a 60-year-old corporate executive with …