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Spring slump: U.S. economy only grows 1.2%

America's economy didn't bounce back in the spring after a sluggish winter.<p>The U.S. economy grew a mere 1.2% between April and June compared to the same period last year, according to the Commerce Department. It was well below many economists' expectations.<p>Growth was just a notch better than the …

Economy

Trump: I'd declare war on ISIS, send 'very few' troops

<b>Cleveland (CNN) —</b> Donald Trump says he would declare war on ISIS and send "very few" U.S. troops to the Middle East to combat the terrorist organization, speaking in his first interview alongside his new running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence.<p>"We're going to declare war against ISIS. We have to wipe …

Donald Trump

Good fats can cut risk of death by 27%, study says

<b>(CNN) —</b> We've long known that "bad" fats aren't the healthiest choices in our diets, but the latest news from Harvard is lethal: Eating too much saturated or trans fat can increase your risk of dying.<p>The silver lining? You can reverse some of that risk by making healthier fat choices.<p>"This study is …

Nutrition

Pensions may be cut to 'virtually nothing' for 407,000 people

One of the biggest private pension funds in the country is almost out of money, and fresh out of options.<p>The Central States Pension Fund has no new plan to avoid insolvency, fund director Thomas Nyhan said this week. Without government funding, the fund will run out of money in 10 years, he said.<p>At …

Retirement

Hundreds rescued from drug rehab center in western Mexico

<b>(CNN) —</b> Hundreds of children, women and men who had been living at an overcrowded drug rehabilitation shelter in western Mexico were rescued in a police operation carried out Tuesday night, according to authorities.<p>Police found 271 people at the shelter, called "Spiritual Awakening, Alcoholics and …

Mexico

Here's Why This Educated, Liberal Couple Is Considering Voting For Donald Trump

"Yes, we could be like the good citizens who voted for a 'tameable' Hitler in 1933 to get things back on track. But the alternatives look worse," the couple wrote in a letter to the Financial Times.<p>The letter reads:<p>Sands, who teaches English to refugees and described herself as a big supporter of …

Planned Parenthood

Revenge of the Simple: How George W. Bush Gave Rise to Trump

To hear GOP insiders tell it, Doomsday is here. If Donald Trump scores huge on tonight and seizes control of the nomination in the Super Tuesday …

George W. Bush

Politics a turnoff for millennials (Opinion) - CNN.com

Students vote at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls in 2012.<p><i>Editor's note: John Della Volpe is director of polling at Harvard University's Institute of Politics and founder and CEO of SocialSphere, a public opinion and social analytics company based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The</i> …

4 Strategies For Remembering Everything You Learn

• knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system kinda skips one of them, which is terrifying, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

Scio Pocket Molecular Scanner Is a Google-like Device for Physical Objects

A couple weeks ago I had a fascinating video call with a gentleman named Dror Sharon, the CEO of a company called Consumer Physics. He showed me a …

Bristol firm enters commercial space race

David Ashford, a 74-year-old entrepreneur, is hoping to bring down the cost of commercial space flight 1000-fold with an innovative spaceplane design.<p>David Ashford worked on the development of the Concorde, and his reusable launcher technology has been used by NASA.<p>The entrepreneur began working in …

Spacecraft

Obama Administration Considering Drone Strike on U.S. Citizen

The Obama ad­min­is­tra­tion is con­sid­er­ing a drone strike to kill a U.S. cit­izen it says is a mem­ber of al-Qaida, of­fi­cials said Monday.<p>The …

Obama Administration

Iranian warships heading to USA to show reach

Iranian vessels sail for U.S. coast to protest U.S. military presence in the Persian Gulf.<p>Iranian warships headed to the U.S. coast pose little danger to the United States but could be a dry run for the future, according to former U.S. military and security officials.<p>The mission shows the danger …

Mexico vigilantes parade through Knights Templar stronghold

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1051000/1051323_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524656712_67b064e5ef9e9f55745545d48371d722<p><b>Mexican vigilante groups have paraded through a stronghold of the Knights Templar drug cartel in the troubled state of Michoacan.</b><p>The vigilantes had …

Iraqi suicide bombing instructor accidentally kills himself and pupils

Over 20 trainee suicide bombers and their teacher were killed in Iraq when the tutor mistakenly detonated the bomb<p>An al-Qaeda instructor killed himself and 20 of his pupils when he accidentally set off a car bomb during a bungled training session in <b>Iraq</b>.<p>The explosion took place at an insurgents' …

Extremism

Can Higher Education Really Save Our Humanity?

We think higher education is important, but are convinced it’s broken. And it is, unless it can recover its deep questioning about what it means to …