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Hurricane Maria was a manmade disaster. Hundreds of families told us what really happened

Thousands of people were killed by Hurricane Maria. But the Puerto Rican government has only publicly identified 64 victims.<p>An investigation by Quartz, Puerto Rico’s Center for Investigative Journalism, and the Associated Press has identified 487 victims of Maria. It is the most extensive record …

Puerto Rico

Scientists discover 'apparent evidence' for universes beyond our own

As we all take a moment to mourn the impending loss of CBS’ hit show “The Big Bang Theory,” let us also bow our heads in memory of the outdated origin theory of our universe that shares the same name.<p>Scientists believe the Big Bang theory (the science one, not the Sheldon Cooper one) may only be …

Black Holes

What Happened in the Dark: Puerto Rico's Year of Fighting for Power

Several weeks before he would become a folk hero across Puerto Rico, Jorge Bracero slipped in a puddle at San Juan’s central power plant and broke …

Caribbean

Read Pope Francis' letter on abuse

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Vatican released a letter Monday from Pope Francis directly addressing for the first time the latest accusations of sexual abuse by priests. Here is the full text of the letter.<p>Dear Colleagues and Friends,<p><b>Letter of His Holiness Pope Francis to the People of God</b><p>"If one member suffers, …

Pope Francis

Losing Earth: The Decade We Almost Stopped Climate Change

We knew everything we needed to know, and nothing stood in our way. Nothing, that is, except ourselves. A tragedy in two acts.

Zora Neale Hurston’s Lost Interview With One of America’s Last Living Slaves

<i>Their Eyes Were Watching God</i> is required reading in high schools and colleges and cited as a formative influence by Toni Morrison and Maya Angelou. …

How Puerto Rico's Debt Created A Perfect Storm Before The Storm

Before Hurricane Maria hit last September, Puerto Rico was battered by the forces of another storm — a financial storm.<p>The island's own government borrowed billions of dollars to pay its bills, a practice that Puerto Rico's current governor, Ricardo Rosselló, now calls "a big Ponzi scheme."<p>But it …

Puerto Rico

Women in Latin music are poised for a breakthrough. Is their industry ready for them?

By Julyssa Lopez<p>Colombian singer Karol G is a rare force in Latin urban music. While the 27-year-old is as sleek and glossy as a beauty queen, she wields an unapologetic toughness that comes out when she’s sparring against reggaeton’s most ruthless male artists.<p>But 10 years ago, Karol G was just …

Music

When And How You Should Ask For A Raise: The Dos And Don'ts

It can be the most daunting of all discussions, even if you have a great relationship with your boss. For some reason, you don’t have a problem standing your ground when it comes to your opinions about a project. You don’t have a problem setting boundaries. But, when it comes to asking for a raise, …

A transformative practice in Mongolia is helping people die with grace and dignity

What comes to mind when you think of Mongolia? My answer, probably like many people’s, was vast empty space, those signature round white tents (which Mongolians call <i>gers</i>, not ‘yurts’ – a word brought in during the country’s period under Russian and Soviet influence) and Genghis Khan.<p>One thing you …

4 Holistic Practices That Dissolve My Anxiety (Even When Nothing Else Works)

I was diagnosed with social anxiety in third grade. Our family doctor wrote a prescription for a therapy pet and offered medication, and then a …

Inside the Hunt for Russia's Most Notorious Hacker | WIRED

Inside the Hunt<p>for Russia’s Most<p>Notorious Hacker<p>Inside the Hunt for Russia’s Most Notorious Hacker<p>by Garrett M. Graff | illustrations by Chad …

Ex-CIA director Hayden says millennials leak secrets because they are ‘culturally’ different

By Mark Berman<p>Mark Berman<p>National news reporter<p>Email Bio Follow<p>The latest massive leak of government secrets — a trove of apparent CIA documents posted online this week by WikiLeaks, an anti-secrecy organization — is still so new that federal officials say they are only in the early stages of …

Surveillance

California Girds To Battle Feds To Save The Environment

The state often on the forefront of protections prepares to stand strong against an environmental retreat.<p>California officials aim to guard some of the toughest environmental standards in the nation against the Trump administration’s plan to cut clean air and water regulations.<p>But it’s probably not …

Thousands of Native Americans march on White House to protest pipelines

Native American groups have rallied in Washington to protest President Donald Trump's support of the Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipelines. They …

16 Stories That Will Expand Your Mind On International Women’s Day

Foreign Policy

Psychology Says This Is the Top Contributor to Happiness (It's Not What You Think)

The biggest contributor to happiness might surprise you--and here's how to foster it.<p>According to a report by <i>The Journal of Personality and Social Psychology</i>, the No. 1 contributor to happiness in life is not money, popularity, good looks, or even a good sex life (too many...jokes...can't …

Incredible colorized photographs show the immigrants who passed through Ellis Island 100 years ago

One amateur photographer by the name of Augustus Sherman, who served as Ellis Island's chief registry clerk sometime between 1906 and 1917, photographed a handful of immigrants who passed through. According to the New York Public Library, his subjects were most likely asked to wear their best …

10 Ways to Take Your Small Business Website to the Next Level - Small Business Trends

For small businesses, having an effective website is no longer optional. But there’s a lot that goes into making your website really work for your …

Small Business

Welcome to the Dark Net, a Wilderness Where Invisible World Wars Are Fought and Hackers Roam Free

Through the eyes of a master hacker turned security expert, William Langewiesche chronicles the rise of the Dark Net—where weapons, drugs, and information are bought, sold, and hacked—and learns how high the stakes have really become.<p>I. The Back Door<p>His name is not Opsec, but I will call him that …

Snowden Designs a Device to Warn if Your iPhone’s Radios Are Snitching

Author: Andy Greenberg. Andy Greenberg Security<p>Date of Publication: 07.21.16.<p>Time of Publication: 9:01 am. 9:01 am<p>When Edward Snowden met with …

The Civil War that Could Doom the N.R.A.

As the tragic pattern of gun violence continues, federal gun laws remain unchanged, thanks to the hardball tactics of the National Rifle Association. But despite the organization’s $310 million in revenues, political clout, and five-million-plus membership, the N.R.A. does face a genuine threat to …

"The American Neo-Nazi Movement Today," by Elinor Langer | Ku Klux Klan | Southern Poverty Law Center

10 Sources of Loans for Minority Owned Businesses and How to Apply - Small Business Trends

For years, entrepreneurs belonging to minority communities have played a prominent role in driving the U.S. economy forward. When considering …

The fight over fixing Puerto Rico

Is the territory the next D.C., or the next Greece?<p>Is Washington about to take over Puerto Rico?<p>The territory’s dire financial crisis took a step toward resolution last week when the House Natural Resources Committee released a draft plan to give the federal government an extraordinary new power: a …

The Koch Brothers’ Dirty War on Solar Power

After decades of false starts, solar power in America is finally poised for its breakthrough moment. The price of solar panels has dropped by more …

Bernie Sanders Is the Realist We Should Elect

As the Iowa caucuses near, Hillary Clinton and Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) have released TV ads that together echo a popular theme in the …