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Why Americans Smile So Much

How immigration and cultural values affect what people do with their faces<p>On Reddit forums that ask “What’s a dead giveaway that someone is American?” one trait comes up over and over again: big, toothy grins.<p>Here’s how one Reddit user in Finland put it:<p>When a stranger on the street smiles at …

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Is Trump's Campaign Act Wearing Thin?

The more his presidency stalls, the more he turns to his old tricks. But there are signs those worn tactics are losing their power.<p>Usually, the first 100 days of an administration are when a president starts to figure out the job and feel at home. Sometimes, he accomplishes much during that period; …

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Trumps behaving 'like a royal family', says German foreign minister

Germany’sforeign minister has accused Donald Trump and his relatives of behaving like members of a “royal family”.<p>Speaking just days after Ivanka Trump and Angela Merkel shared a stage in Berlin, Sigmar Gabriel described the US president’s appointment of his daughter as a White House adviser as …

Twitter Explodes Over Trump's Surprise At The Demands Of Being President

After Donald Trump confessed to Reuters that he thought being president would be “easier” than it is, Twitter blew up with aghast responses from voters, people in politics and at least one former head of state, who pleaded with the president to please quit the White House and just stick to the golf …

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Points of Interest in Dresden Germany | A Guide on Things to Do and See

Hey there! Thanks for stopping by to read about our fantastic weekend in Dresden! Here are all the most important <b>points of interest in Dresden …

What's the Astros' formula for early-season success?

On Sunday, the Houston Astros did it again while beating the Detroit Tigers 10-8 to split a four-game series. What’s "it"? It’s the Astros falling …

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Houston, We Have a Pulse: 10 Stats That Explain the Astros’ Resurgence

On June 11, 2012, the Astros were 26-34, which put them on a 70-win pace. Coming off a 56-win campaign and a spring in which they’d earned extremely …

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VIDEO: JABO: Are the Astros that good or just lucky?

Rob Neyer looks at the success the Astros have had this season and tries to figure out if they are as good as their record indicates.

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What's Next: Astros hope to keep rolling

Last week, the Astros continued building their current 10-game winning streak and vaulted to the best record in Major League Baseball.<p>What's next for …

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Power Rankings: Cards rely on depth to soar

April was a weird month. Some teams expected to do great things fell flat. Others with low expectations soared. There was a lot of "Surely, they're …

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Nick Camino on Twitter: "Let this sink in: The first place #Astros are 18-0 in games they take a lead in. Yeah, a LEAD! They've never given up a lead. Fascinating."

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After slow start, Gattis displaying his power

HOUSTON -- Fans in the Crawford Boxes at Minute Maid Park might want to start wearing protective armor when Astros designated hitter Evan Gattis is …

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Astros starting to believe they're for real

HOUSTON -- At the moment, there's some magic around these Astros. Isn't that the bottom line? They might see it differently. To them, a little …

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Astros Can Win with Home Runs and Strikeouts

May 2, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Astros designated hitter Evan Gattis (11) celebrates with right fielder George Springer (4) after hitting a …

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Streaking Astros are delivering by design

The Houston Astros are the hottest team in baseball. It wasn’t too long ago that suggesting that might have been a joke, but with a nine-game win …

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Altuve's streak over, but others continue for Astros

Jose Altuve’s nine-game multi-hit streak is over, but chances are he’s not complaining. There’s another nine-game streak with which he can concern …

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