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Qatar denies World Cup bribery allegations

Qatar's World Cup 2022 organisers have vehemently denied allegations by a British newspaper that the country bribed FIFA officials to gain the right to the tournament.<p>The organising committee's statement on Sunday said that it "always upheld the highest standards of ethics and integrity in its …

Reader Recs: Favorite National Parks in the U.S.

The beauty of America’s 59 national parks is hard to put into words.<p>From the crystal clear waters of Glacier to the breathtaking enormity of the Grand Tetons, it’s something you should experience firsthand—and this is the perfect time to do it. Why? It’s <b>National Park Week</b>.<p>To pay homage to the …

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Christian militias take bloody revenge on Muslims in Central African Republic

They brought in the bodies one by one, laying them down on a white sheet concealed behind a flimsy black curtain. Among them was a man, probably in his 20s, his head twisted leftward, the skull dented on one side and cracked open on the other. The others also had fatal head injuries that stained …

One hundred years ago, a patient paid a doctor when they wanted medical help. Since then, things have gotten more complicated in the US, and understanding the nuances of the health care system can be difficult (to put it mildly!). At one time or another, patients/families with medical bills, policy makers trying to figure out how to reduce costs, and small business owners looking to purchase a health care plan for a new employee - have all had to grapple with these complexities. In fact, even those within the system – doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists – struggle at times.

This is precisely why we are excited about The Brookings Institution - Khan Academy partnership, which launched last week. The Brookings Institution …

While Khan Academy’s original focus was on helping individuals learn on their own, in recent years we’ve also worked closely with teachers to understand how we can support their instruction. Over the past two school years, we collaborated with a number of schools and with SRI International to study various types of classroom use and the effects of different implementation approaches on teaching and learning.

We’re excited to see the results of SRI International’s study for the school years 2011-2013, which was published today. While we recognize that we …

Fredy Montero to Sporting Lisbon: Sounders Sell Forward to Lions

Portuguese soccer club Sporting Lisbon will exercise their option to permanently purchase the contract of loaned-out Seattle Sounders forward Fredy Montero, the club announced Thursday, Jan 30 (h/t Major League Soccer).<p>The Sounders have also confirmed the move, which has been expected for some …

FIFA World Cup Qualifying - CONCACAF News and Scores

By ESPN<p>Nov 15, 2017<p>Qualifying for the 2018 World Cup, which began on March 12, 2015, is over with the final 32 teams now known. The seeded draw pots …

Seattle Sounders 2014 Season Preview: 4 Things to Watch for This Season

The pressure for Sigi Schmid to produce a winner will be the Seattle Sounders' story to watch in 2014, but what additional storylines will complete the team's season preview?<p>In part 14 of our 19-part series, we will take an in-depth look at the most intriguing plots surrounding the Sounders this …

Government approves medical marijuana research

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration handed backers of<p>medical marijuanaa significant victory Friday, opening the way for aUniversity of Arizonaresearcher to examine whether pot can help veterans cope with post-traumatic stress, a move that could lead to broader studies into potential benefits of …

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Ted Cruz tweets response to photoshopped poster

<b>Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas speaks at the Conservative Political Action Committee annual conference, Thursday, March 6, 2014, in National Harbor, Md. Thursday marks the first day of the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, which brings together prospective presidential candidates,</b> …