Diwas Acharya

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Right Brain, Left Brain? Scientists Debunk Popular Theory

Maybe you're "right-brained": creative, artistic, an open-minded thinker who perceives things in subjective terms. Or perhaps you're more of a "left-brained" person, where you're analytical, good at tasks that require attention to detail, and more logically minded.<p>It turns out, though, that this …

Boy, 8, accused of intentionally killing 87-year-old woman in Louisiana

An 8-year-old boy intentionally shot and killed an 87-year-old woman at their home in Slaughter, La., authorities said Friday.<p>Marie Smothers was described only as the boy's "current caregiver." No other information was available on the relationship between the boy and Smothers, who police said was …

New catalysts prompt Washington march reprise

Just as in 1963, a tumultuous period for civil rights precedes Saturday's commemoration.<p>One was 37, an organizer of NAACP boycotts and demonstrations. He died in 1963 while returning to his home in Jackson, Miss., where his wife and three children were waiting for him.<p>The other was 17, a youth …

Bo Xilai trial transcripts expose a privileged world of wealth

Bo Xilai's wife, Gu Kailai, describes the lavish gifts the family received from Chinese tycoon Xu Ming.<p>August 23, 2013|By Barbara Demick<p>Journalists watch Gu Kailai, center, as her recorded testimony is presented… (Mark Ralston / AFP/Getty…)<p>JINAN, China — Meet the Bo family.<p>Starring in this …

Border Force drop controls on immigrants trying to get to Britain through Calais

Illegal immigrants are not being fingerprinted or photographed as they try to get into Britain through Calais.<p>The practice is no longer mandatory for Border Force officials, with immigrants found hiding in lorries to get into Britain being handed back to French authorities instead. The downgrading …

Trayvon Martin's parents on path to forgive George Zimmerman

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1005000/1005072_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534403061_8f38d61c6cc6bc48068a7b601e0f91ae<p><b>It has been more than a month since George Zimmerman was acquitted by a jury of the murder of Trayvon Martin. In their first British media interview</b> …

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The holy war over Obamacare

The Obamacare wars have gone holy.<p>As in politics, the religious world is riven by the health law. Sympathetic faith organizations that see an opportunity to live up to their God-given mission to aid the poor are stepping up to White House efforts to get people covered. Evangelicals and conservative …