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Ellen Pao offers apology to Reddit moderators and users, says solutions are coming

Ellen Pao has apologized to the Reddit community at large. In a Reddit post, the CEO openly admits the site has failed moderators in a big way, and promises improvements for tools, communication and search to help make life easier.<p>Pao wrote “we have apologized and made promises to you, the …

Internet

An Architect Lost His Sight and Kept Working Thanks to Breakthrough Technologies for the Blind

As one of the few blind practicing architects in the world, Chris Downey occupies a unique place in design.<p>Most deserts are dry and dusty expanses of blue skies, bleached soil, and rulerflat horizons.<p>Mesmerizing, hypnotic, and captivating.<p>An Amsterdam architect looks to Japanese culture when …

NSA's spying on UN and others detailed in newly published documents

Imagine you're a world leader walking into a meeting with the president of the United States. But he already knows everything you're going to say because his spies hacked into your communications and read your notes before you got there.<p>That's not a plot for the latest James Bond flick. It's …

Surveillance

Reddit CEO Says Miscommunication Led To Blackout Protest

This past week, users of the social-sharing platform Reddit — one of the busiest sites on the Internet — hit a wall when moderators on several of the site's largest sections, called subreddits, locked users out.<p>The shutdown was a protest sparked by the dismissal of Victoria Taylor, Reddit's …

India's push to save its cows starves Bangladesh of beef | Reuters

GHOJADANGA, India/DHAKA (Reuters) - Some 30,000 Indian soldiers guarding the border with Bangladesh have a new mandate under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government this year - stop cattle from crossing illegally into the Muslim-majority neighbor.<p>An Indian Border Security Force (BSF) soldier …

India

These Countries Have the Best Weather in the Whole Entire World

Everyone has a different idea of primo weather, but it's safe to say that once you find your happy spot, you feel like a whole new woman. So whether you like it warm and sunny or super snowy, we've rounded up a list of places with near perfect conditions.<p><b>Best Temps: Ecuador.</b> <b>View Panoramic.</b><p>This …

Golf organizations distance themselves from Trump

Donald Trump says the golf industry supports him because "they know I'm right." Four leading golf organizations said he's wrong.<p>The PGA Tour, LPGA …

Billionaire Saudi prince to give away $32 billion fortune

Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal to donate entire $32 billion wealth to his charitable foundation<p>Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal, the Saudi Arabian billionaire and one of the world's richest people, announced on Wednesday that he will donate all of his wealth of $32 billion (£20.5 billion) to charity over the …

Nicholas Winton, who saved hundreds of children from Holocaust, dies at 106

<b>London (CNN) —</b> For decades, Sir Nicholas Winton hardly spoke of what he'd done.<p>But when Winton died at the age of 106, Britain's prime minister said that his actions were something the world should always remember.<p>"The world has lost a great man," Prime Minister David Cameron tweeted Wednesday. "We …

TV Land Pulls Dukes of Hazzard Amid Confederate Flag Controversy

TV Land is yanking the 1980s show <i>Dukes of Hazard</i> amid controversy over the Confederate flag, which is prominently displayed on the roof of the Duke …

South Carolina

Testicle-munching fish species found in US lake

The pacu is native to the Amazon, but one was caught this week in New Jersey<p>A species of fish best-known for attacking human testicles has apparently invaded America.<p>A father and son were fishing in New Jersey when they got a bite from an unfamiliar fish with a startling array of near-human teeth. …

Recipe from Cooking Light: Seared Scallops with Roasted Tomatoes

Bananas<p><b>Why they’re good for you:</b> While this tropical fruit is an American favorite, bananas are actually classified as an herb, and the correct name …

Zuckerberg: telepathy is the future of Facebook

Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg thinks that you will soon be able to send emotions directly to your friends.<p>In a Q&A session held (where else) on …

Social Media

Unprecedented wave of shark attacks causes terror in North Carolina

Seven people have been bitten since June but wildlife experts say it is down to several different sharks and is not "a Jaws situation"<p>A seventh person in <b>North Carolina</b> has been bitten by sharks in what is becoming an unprecedented wave of attacks on tourist beaches.<p>The 68-year-old man was flown to …

Report: S.C. legislature has the votes to remove Confederate flag

There’s now enough support in the South Carolina Legislature to remove the Confederate flag from the state Capitol grounds, according to a new analysis from South Carolina’s Post and Courier newspaper.<p>The poll’s finding, released Monday afternoon, found that at least 33 state senators and 82 House …

10 influential pulp novels that are criminally good

American pulp fiction first appeared on cheap, wood pulp paper. In the early 20th century, it lived in fiction magazines that cost no more than a …

US same-sex marriage ruling likely to impact other countries

LONDON (AP) — The landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling in favor of same-sex marriages has no legal force outside the United States, but gay rights …

Republicans pivot from gay marriage to religious liberty fight

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The Supreme Court's decision Friday to legalize same-sex marriage everywhere offered the GOP a way out of a debate that national polls show has turned into a loser for their candidates. But some Republican presidential contenders are ready for another cultural and civil rights …

Splish splash! 5 DIY water games for kids to enjoy

Conjure some of your fondest summertime memories from childhood, and you’ll probably think up backyard games involving water as a way to cool off and have a blast. Try one of these five fun water DIYs and make new memories with your own kids this season!<p><b>Tricycle car wash</b><p>Drill holes in PVC pipe to …

Kids

Greek parliament backs PM Tsipras' bailout referendum

The Greek parliament has backed Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' call for a referendum on the country's bailout deal with international creditors.<p>The referendum planned for Sunday July 5 was approved by at least 179 deputies out of a total of 300 lawmakers.<p>The creditors have not sought our approval …

Fund for activist who took down Confederate flag raises $75,000 in eight hours

Campaign to raise money in support of Bree Newsome, who scaled a flagpole to remove the "stars and bars", gathers pace<p>An <b>online fundraiser</b> for Bree Newsome, the activist who is in custody after climbing a flagpole outside the South Carolina state capitol early on Saturday and taking down the …

South Carolina

What To Do When Life Doesn't Go Your Way (It's Actually a Good Thing!)

Not where you thought you would be at this stage of your life? Maybe your dream job turned out to be duller than a doctor's waiting room, or maybe …

You are when you eat

<b>(CNN) —</b> We have all heard the age-old weight loss advice to eat less and exercise more. But a number of recent studies suggest that the key to dieting success is not just in how many calories you eat, or don't, but in when you eat them.<p>"There has been so much energy on what we eat and on …

Holistic Medicine

Last-ditch Greek rescue hopes dashed as Alexis Tsipras faces austerity ultimatum

Fundamental differences force finance ministers meeting to be aborted as creditors demand more cuts from the cash-strapped country<p>Greece's eurozone future was thrown into fresh turmoil on Wednesday night as talks broke down after creditor powers demanded further austerity measures to release the …

UN report accuses Israel, Palestinians of possible war crimes in 2014 Gaza war

A much-awaited United Nations report into the 2014 Gaza war found "serious violations of international humanitarian law" that "may amount to war crimes" on the part of both Israeli military forces and Palestinian militants.<p>The report leaves no doubt, however, that the authors believe the vast …

Jon Stewart declares no jokes in passionate Charleston commentary on The Daily Show

Jon Stewart began Thursday night’s edition of <i>The Daily Show</i> with an emotional, joke-free commentary about racism and gun violence in America …

‘We Have to Do Better': A Reading List on the Charleston Church Massacre

Yesterday, Marc Lamont Hill tweeted, “I’m going to need all White people to denounce this ugly act of racist domestic terrorism.” This reading list …

SoftBank's cutesy Pepper robot sells out in one minute

If you always wanted a robot butler to greet guests, amuse kids or be a live-action version of Cortana, you're way too late. The Pepper robot that does all that sold out exactly one minute after it went on sale in Japan on Saturday, according to manufacturer SoftBank Robotics. The company built a …

Kendall and Kylie Jenner Post Moving Father's Day Tributes to Caitlyn Jenner

"My hero."<p>Love is sweet, you guys.<p>Kendall and Kylie Jenner both took to Instagram to celebrate their relationships with Caitlyn. Their tributes are darling love letters to the person who raised them and if they don't touch your heart, you might be a baby sociopath. JK, you're probably just not on …