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Computer scientists urge Clinton campaign to challenge election results

<b>(CNN) —</b> Hillary Clinton's campaign is being urged by a number of top computer scientists to call for a recount of vote totals in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania, according to a source with knowledge of the request.<p>The computer scientists believe they have found evidence that vote totals in the …

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11 Clever and Unique Ways to Personalize Your Wedding

So many ways to get that super-special feel.<p>Every couple getting married these days has the same thing at the top of their list: Make it unique. And in order to get that super-special feel, brides and grooms (and their planners and florists and caterers and photographers) are getting more and more …

Weddings

What to Worry About in an Iran Nuclear Deal

A good deal makes the Middle East a safer place. A bad one makes matters worse. Here are some issues to keep in mind if nuclear talks lead to a provisional agreement.<p>I’m in Berlin, not Lausanne, and I haven’t spoken to anyone associated with the Iran nuclear negotiations in more than a week. Though …

South Asia

GOP warns Iran, and White House

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The GOP is so committed to thwarting President Barack Obama's deal-making with Iran that it resorted to a tactic it has long condemned him for using -- writing a letter to Tehran.<p>In an unusual and controversial challenge to presidential authority that ignited a fierce new row …

South Asia

The 10 Most Historic Restaurants and Inns in the World

Food... a fundamental element of life, one of the more enjoyable aspects of humanity and reason enough to travel the world.<p>Different smells and flavors, the heat of the kitchens, the sound of clinking glasses and people's conversations and white table cloths -- the establishment of restaurants has …

U.S. and Cuba Sit Down For Historic Talks on Restoring Ties

The highest-ranking U.S. diplomat to travel to Cuba in nearly 40 years boarded a commercial flight Wednesday morning from Miami — ahead of negotiations to re-establish diplomatic ties between the two countries.<p>Roberta Jacobson, assistant secretary of state for Western Hemisphere affairs, is leading …

Cuba

Cancer-causing agent detected in water after pipeline spill

GLENDIVE, Mont. (AP) — Eastern Montana residents rushed to stock up on bottled water Tuesday after authorities detected a cancer-causing component of …

'America's Bitter Pill' Makes Case For Why Health Care Law 'Won't Work'

While reporting on the rollout of the Affordable Care Act, journalist Steven Brill was diagnosed with a life-threatening condition that required heart surgery.<p>"There I was: a reporter who had made hospital presidents and hospital executives and health care executives and insurance executives sweat …

Best of the Best in Photos 2014, Part 1

The Definitive Reading List of the 14 Best Books of 2014 Overall

I consider my annual best-of reading lists a kind of Old Year’s resolutions in reverse — unlike traditional resolutions, which lay out an aspirational list of priorities for the new year, these represent a look back at the books that proved themselves most worth prioritizing over the setting year. …

10 National Parks You’ve Never Heard Of

These lesser-known locales are just as breathtaking as Yellowstone and Yosemite

Egypt could send troops to a Palestinian state to help out: paper | Reuters

MILAN (Reuters) - Egypt would be ready to lend a hand in securing a future Palestinian state by sending in troops that could help out local police and offer Israel security guarantees, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said in a newspaper interview.<p>Sisi, who is visiting Italy and France this …

Obama on Immigration Actions: ‘This Is the First Step’

One day after announcing sweeping executive actions to reform the U.S. immigration system, President Barack Obama vowed it was only the first step, again calling on Congress to pass formal legislation.<p>Speaking at a high school in Las Vegas, Obama engaged with a heckler in the audience who seemed to …

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014

Amazon picks the 100 best books of 2014

Celeste Ng may want to prepare for a deluge of attention from the literary set. Her debut novel, "Everything I Never Told You," just topped Amazon's list of the 100 best books of the year.<p>"We loved it," said Amazon editorial director Sara Nelson. "This book is a gem. It's beautifully written, it's …

Curiosity: It Helps Us Learn, But Why?

How does a sunset work? We love to look at one, but Jolanda Blackwell wanted her eighth-graders to really think about it, to wonder and question.<p>So Blackwell, who teaches science at Oliver Wendell Holmes Junior High in Davis, Calif., had her students watch a video of a sunset on YouTube as part of …

Mind-boggling photos that defy perspective

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1 dead, his mother and brother critical after 4 shot in Colorado business complex<p>How recovered memories, single drop of blood helped solve a …

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New drugs may transform Down syndrome

Recent breakthroughs could lead to pharmacological treatments for the chromosomal disorder<p>Jenni Laidman<p>February 22, 2014 8:00pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>People born with Down syndrome have always been considered to be incurably developmentally delayed—until …

Budget deal puts NASA's space exploration plans back on track

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The federal spending bill signed into law by President Barack Obama on Friday finally picks up the pieces from an initiative that set NASA on a course beyond Earth orbit a decade earlier — a program called Constellation.<p>Back in 2004, President George W. Bush set the wheels in …

Space Exploration

Jon Sarriugarte: The Oilpunk of Oakland

Metal artist and blacksmith Jon Sarriugarte talks about his handcrafted light fixtures and his interactive art pieces in “Jon Sarriugarte: The …

Art

For BP Cleanup, 2013 Meant 4.6 Million Pounds Of Oily Gunk

<b>Listen · 5:00</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p><i>As we near the end of 2013, NPR is taking a look at the numbers that tell the story of this year. They're numbers that, if you really understand them, give insight into the world we live in.</i><p>On a breezy December morning, a work crew is scouring the …

The big deal about the Iran nuclear deal

Soon after the historic deal between Iran and the so-called P5+1, the White House published the fact sheet of the interim agreement, putting its own obvious spin for domestic benefits. Meanwhile the <i>IRNA</i> (Islamic Republic News Agency) published its own full version, which did not differ much with …

Our world: The goal of Obama’s foreign policy

Obama never explained how allowing Iran to continue to enrich uranium decreases the likelihood of war.<p>Obama White House Briefing Room 370. (photo …

Shark Nearly Chokes To Death On Moose, Is Saved By Canadian Bystanders (PHOTOS)

In case you were wondering, it is indeed possible for a shark to bite off more than it can chew.<p>As evidence, we submit this Greenland shark, which two good samaritans recently rescued from choking to death on a moose. One of the men, Derrick Chaulk, told the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation he …