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Bitcoin splits as new currency takes off

<b>A new version of Bitcoin has been mined for the first time in the crypto-currency's history.</b><p>Bitcoin Cash is the result of months of debate and development over how the currency would continue to evolve.<p>Fears of large swings in the value of Bitcoin have so far not been realised - but some exchanges …

Bitcoin

Trump tax plan could be good news for many, bad for deficit

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dismissing concerns about ballooning federal deficits, President Donald Trump on Wednesday proposed dramatic tax cuts for U.S. businesses and individuals — outlining an overhaul his administration promises will spur economic growth and simplify America's tangle of tax code …

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Three Dead in Fresno Shooting Spree, Suspect in Custody

Three people were shot to death in less than a minute at separate locations Tuesday in Fresno, California, authorities said. A fugitive wanted in a previous homicide was arrested at the scene.<p>The man, identified as Kori Ali Muhammad, 39, who investigators said used the alias "Black Jesus," was …

Law Enforcement

Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez hangs himself in his prison cell

BOSTON (AP) — Hours before his former New England Patriots teammates were due to visit the White House to celebrate their Super Bowl victory, prison officials say, Aaron Hernandez tied one end of his bedsheet to a window and the other around his neck and hanged himself.<p>In a maximum-security prison …

Crime

Local Authority in the Future of Voting Rights

During the 1940s and 1950s, a Mississippi Circuit Clerk named Luther Cox gained notoriety for asking potential black voter registration applicants …

Rights & Freedoms

How Norwegians Eat Their Way To Being Among The World's Healthiest People

Unesco recently released its Human Development Report, which makes Norway a model of health for the rest world. The report looks at many factors, including life expectancy and average number of years spent in school. Norway ranked number one in their data.<p>Since Norway is setting a good example for …

Breakfast

Trump's Syria Strike Was Unconstitutional and Unwise

The military intervention solved nothing, while bypassing Congress, betraying the president’s non-interventionist supporters, and highlighting his hypocrisy.<p>Early the morning of August 21, 2013, six densely populated neighborhoods in Syria “were jolted awake by a series of explosions, followed by …

Stem Cell Research: Japanese Man's Body Accepts Cells From Another Human Being

On Tuesday, a 60-year-old Japanese man became the first human being to receive "reprogrammed" stem cells. The cells were derived from induced …

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Kate Middleton Responds to the Westminster Attack

"I know you would all want to join me in sending our thoughts and prayers to all those sadly affected…"<p>This morning, one day after three people were killed and at least 40 others injured in a knife and vehicle attack in central London, Kate Middleton offered her support and prayers to the victims …

Grandma's recipe: Whipping Cream Pound Cake

Here's a recipe for Whipping Cream Pound Cake that was prepared for diners Sunday at the first "Sunday Night Dinner at Grandma’s."<p>The series that …

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day With This Cheesy Shepherd’s Pie Recipe

St. Patrick’s Day is quickly approaching (is it really March already?!), and what’s the only thing better than baking a pie to celebrate? Baking a pie within a pie! This cheesy shepherd’s pie pie (no, that’s not a typo!) is a tasty mash-topped shepherd’s pie, all encased in a crispy pastry crust …

Sweet Corn

​DNA data storage landmark: Now it's 215 petabytes per gram or over 100 million movies

Synthetic DNA could be the answer to the world's accelerating data-storage needs, and now researchers have shown that it can have a much higher …

Genetics

Physicists extend quantum machine learning to infinite dimensions

Physicists have developed a quantum machine learning algorithm that can handle infinite dimensions—that is, it works with continuous variables (which …

Machine Learning

Recipe: The Easiest Chicken Pho You Will Ever Make (Really)

One of my best friends — let’s call her Lilly — is always trying to get me to go out for noodles. In the middle of July she’ll text, “Hey! Let’s hang out. I could really go for some soba...” In the dead of winter, when the sun sets on Manhattan at 4 p.m. I’ll see messages from her about a pho place …

Onions

The Rise, Fall and Rebirth of the Slam Dunk Contest

2017's contest features fewer big names and contestants. That's a good thing.<p>In the 1980s, the Slam Dunk Contest was was the event to watch during …

Red Wine Brownies Exist (and They're Amazing)

You guys already know how we feel about the beautiful combination of red wine and chocolate here at Kitchn. And while red wine hot chocolate is …

Dessert

Incredible green-roofed school blends into the mountain landscape

Whoa<p>We’ve seen a fair number of charming green roofs, but few are as committed to the idea as this sprawling new school in Revin, France. Completed by Bordeaux-based firm Duncan Lewis Scape Architecture, the project began with the demolition of the original ‘60s-built and badly-damaged Jean Moulin …

The Most Detailed 'Full Disk' View of Earth Ever Has Been Released - And It's Incredible

Wowow.<p>Below is one of the most detailed full-disk photos of Earth ever taken - and the US government is now downloading a fresh version of it every …

NOAA

The Many Scandals of Donald Trump: A Cheat Sheet

One of the women who accused Trump of sexual misconduct has sued him for defamation after he labeled her claims false.<p>Donald Trump is now president and not just a private citizen, but that doesn’t mean he’s free of the controversies that dogged him in his former life.<p>Last week, a few days before …

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25 things to eat before you die – the ultimate foodie bucket list

The World's 50 Best Restaurants have been announced, highlighting the best fine dining establishments on the planet. But for those on a budget, this list is pretty had to beat...<p>1. Fresh coconuts, St Lucia<p>Coconuts’ nutrient-rich water is best slurped straight from the fruit itself. On a St Lucia …

Rhode Island

7 prefab homes that impressed us in 2016

Another prefabulous year behind us!<p>The idea that prefab homes can provide an efficient alternative to traditional construction is no longer news. Besides digging deep into all kinds of prefab dreams percolating throughout the last century, Curbed also been sharing plenty of prefab options currently …

Prefab Homes

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Didi’s CTO explains why China’s ride-sharing giant has a data advantage

China’s Didi Chuxing made headlines this year when it announced along with Uber that it would be taking over Uber’s business in its own country. Uber’s sale of its Chinese business included taking a 5.89 percent stake in Didi, and as Didi disentangles Uber China from the rest of the Uber network …

China

Shouting match erupts between Clinton and Trump aides

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — The raw, lingering emotion of the 2016 presidential campaign erupted into a shouting match here Thursday as top strategists of Hillary Clinton’s campaign accused their Republican counterparts of fueling and legitimizing racism to elect Donald Trump.<p>The extraordinary exchange came …

Government

New Trump, same as the old Trump

<b>Cincinnati (CNN) —</b> Donald Trump delivered an unmistakable message Thursday in his first big speech since election night -- the unconventional, impulsive and unscripted person who won a stunning victory is the one that America will get as its President.<p>The President-elect emerged from three weeks …

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Hearing for man accused in Charleston church shooting will determine if trial can continue

A closed hearing on the competency of Dylann Roof to stand trial in the killing of nine worshippers at a Charleston church is planned in federal …

'We don't have a future' - Hanjin crews return to uncertain fate

<b>"Hanjin is like a family," says the first officer, slowly choosing his words. "But now," he hesitates, "it looks like we've lost our family."</b><p>We are standing on board one of Hanjin's vessels. It's a huge ship, and the officer is second-in-command.<p>He stares past me, for a moment lost in thought, an …

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