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Need more baseball? Okay, here’s Vlad Jr. hitting a massive bomb

The Jays played like eight hours of consecutive baseball today. Lost in the action… Uh, okay, actually not lost at all because it exploded on Twitter …

New Hampshire

Doug Ford plans to open up 'big chunk' of Greenbelt for development

Progressive Conservative Leader Doug Ford says he would "open a big chunk" of the Greenbelt for development as a way to decrease housing prices, but …

Canada

Global Military Spending Has Doubled but the World Is No Safer

Sixty-five years ago, U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower lamented the hidden human costs of the Cold War arms race: “Every gun that is made, every …

Military Spending

Trump wants Arab nations to send troops into Syria. That’s a spectacularly bad idea.

Let’s just say it could turn a simmering “cold war” into a really hot one.<p>President Donald Trump has made no secret of his desire to remove US troops from Syria. But his administration’s latest plan for how to do that is unlikely to materialize — and would be dangerous if it did.<p>Here’s the idea, as …

Ineffective Treatment Often Prescribed For Lower Back Pain, Report Says

Chances are, you — or someone you know — has suffered from lower back pain.<p>It can be debilitating. It's a leading cause of disability globally.<p>And the number of people with the often-chronic condition is likely to increase.<p>This warning comes via a series of articles published in the medical journal</i> …

Pain

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson discusses his battle with depression, mental-health issues

The wrestler-turned-actor discussed his struggles with mental health and his mother's suicide attempt<p>Sometimes, it's easy to forget that Dwayne "The …

Mental Health

John Paul Stevens: Repeal the Second Amendment

Rarely in my lifetime have I seen the type of civic engagement schoolchildren and their supporters demonstrated in Washington and other major cities throughout the country this past Saturday. These demonstrations demand our respect. They reveal the broad public support for legislation to minimize …

Guns

This Is The A-Bomb Moment For Computer Science

Physics made the atomic bomb and chemistry created nerve gas. Today, computer scientists need to confront the weaponization of their work.<p>“Computer science is a field which hasn't yet encountered consequences,” ex-Googler Yonatan Zunger wrote on Sunday. Physics made the atomic bomb, chemistry …

Artificial Intelligence

Drugs to vaccinate over-50s against Alzheimer’s could be here in a decade...with a £ 9bn price tag

Drugs to vaccinate everyone over the age of 50 against Alzheimer’s could be available within 10 years, but would cost the NHS £9 billion, a new report has shown.<p>New analysis commissioned by Alzheimer’s Research UK found that drugs to halt, slow or reverse the disease could be available in as little …

Josh Rosen gets a taste of what outspoken black athletes experience all the time

The UCLA quarterback makes some people in the NFL uncomfortable because he appears to be perfectly comfortable being himself<p>One of the more dramatic …

I Thought I Needed A Rifle Until I Left American Gun Culture Behind

I grew up in the States. It took moving to Canada for me to realize that having the right or ability to own a gun doesn't mean you need …

Honduras arrests 'mastermind' behind Berta Caceres' murder

Officials say David Castillo Mejia planned the murder and provided support to the killers of environmental activist.<p>Police in Honduras have arrested a construction executive for his alleged role in the murder of environmental and indigenous activist Berta Caceres.<p>David Castillo Mejia is charged as …

Here's Why Environmentalists Are Cheering The Latest Burger At Sonic Drive-In

It's a long way, metaphorically speaking, from the campus of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, N.Y., to the Sonic Drive-In burger joints that line America's highways and small towns, particularly in the South.<p>Come Monday, though, two new items on Sonic's menu will make that leap. …

Sonic Drive-In

World's first plastic-free aisle opens in Netherlands supermarket

Campaigners hail progress as Amsterdam store offers dedicated aisle of more than 700 products, with plans for a national roll-out<p>Letter: Plastic-free aisle is an example for others to follow<p>Shoppers in the Netherlands will get the chance to visit Europe’s first plastic-free supermarket aisle on …

Sustainability

After the 'sunrush': what comes next for solar power?

The fall in costs that has driven solar’s rapid growth is slowing - but scientists are exploring the next generation of materials that can harness more energy from the sun<p>Some people call it the “sunrush”: a 25-year period in which solar power has grown exponentially, transforming the technology …

Clean Energy

How Canada became an offshore destination for 'snow washing'

Canada is one the world’s most opaque jurisdictions when it comes to identifying the owners of private companies and trusts, according to anti-corruption campaigners who say that more rigorous checks are required to obtain a library card than to set up a company in the country.<p>“Anyone can start a …

Corruption

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Culture<p>Bollywood superstar Salman Khan was sentenced to five years prison on Thursday for killing endangered wildlife nearly 20 years ago, stunning...<p>…

The Pentagon’s Plan for Never-Ending War

Robert L. BorosageA new document outlines a plan the country can’t afford.The post The Pentagon’s Plan for Never-Ending War appeared first on The …

Geopolitics

Stan Van Gundy Is Taking A Stand Against ESPN After The LaVar Ball Debacle

LaVar Ball started yet another media firestorm over the weekend when he tried to undermine Lakers coach Luke Walton in an interview with ESPN by claiming his players had turned against him.<p>In the days since, the basketball media has engaged in at least some introspection about how to responsibly …

Warren Buffett Destroys Trump's Economic Policy Without Mentioning Him Once

Warren Buffett has a message for the Trump White House: trickle-down economics don’t work.<p>As the third-richest man in the world with a net worth of …

Stress tests, foreign buyers and higher rates likely to impact housing market in 2018

Real estate was a major topic in the business world in 2017, and with some big changes on the horizon, the subject is likely to dominate headlines …

No. 12 Gonzaga needs OT to edge North Dakota | Reuters

No. 12 Gonzaga needs OT to edge North Dakota<p>Down double digits in the second half to visiting North Dakota, No. 12 Gonzaga had a problem. A trapping, full-court press was the solution.<p>Gonzaga pressured North Dakota into 19 turnovers, most coming in the second half, as the Bulldogs rallied from …

College Sports

NFL, College Sports, NBA and Recruiting

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Potential "master switch" could help immune system fight cancer

Immunotherapy is the new revolution in cancer treatment. As scientists discover new ways to adapt, or amplify, the body's natural defenses it opens …

Fascism Runs in My American Family

The diehard Trump supporters aren't being fooled. The Moore voters aren't pinching their noses. A large portion of Americans actually agree with the …

Five Reminders American Politics Is a Clown Show

As if there was a need to remind everyone that American politics has lost its marbles and then pulverized them with a steamroller, here are five …

Donald Trump

The Bills played themselves benching Tyrod Taylor

Rookie Nathan Peterman had a disaster of a day with five interceptions<p>Soon after Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott was hired in January, he told a …

Republicans Are Throwing Away Their Shot at Tax Reform

There’s a manifest need to lower corporate tax rates—but instead of building consensus, the GOP is pursuing a bill that’s likely to be rolled back even if it passes.<p>America badly needs corporate tax reform.<p>The United States pretends to tax corporations heavily. But those heavy tax rates are …

Economics