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Donors, charities must plan to capitalize on change to capital-gains tax

<i>Donald K. Johnson is a volunteer board member of four not-for-profit organizations in each area of the charitable sector, and a member of the advisory board for BMO Capital Markets.</i><p>The 2015 federal budget has provided a great opportunity for charities to unlock more private wealth for public good. …

Americans Think the Afghanistan War Was a Mistake, Just Like All the Other Wars Since 1950

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The war in Afghanistan is now more unpopular than at any point since its start, according to a new …

Associated Press News

Flu Strikes Younger Adults Hard This Year

This year's flu season is hitting younger and middle-aged adults unusually hard, federal health officials say.<p>More than 60 percent of flu patients who ended up in the hospital this year have been between the ages of 18 and 64. The proportion of young people among the hospitalized is much higher …

Pussy Riot releases new video featuring run-in with Cossacks in Sochi

The Russian punk band Pussy Riot released a new video Thursday featuring footage from its run-in the previous day with a whip-wielding Cossack militia that is helping to patrol Sochi during the Winter Olympics.<p>Since they arrived in the Black Sea resort on Sunday, members of the group have been …

Human Rights

New Highly Radioactive Leak At Fukushima Plant

* Worst radioactive water leak at Fukushima since last August<p>* Utility says water unlikely to have reached ocean<p>* Tepco strongly criticised for reaction to 2011 meltdowns (Adds company quote, radiation measurement, more details)<p>TOKYO, Feb 20 (Reuters) - The operator of Japan's Fukushima nuclear …

Federal health agency says flu season in California worst since 2009

With 405 reports of severe influenza cases -- deaths, or hospitalizations requiring intensive care -- 2013-2014 is shaping up to be the most severe since 2009's swine flu pandemic, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.<p>Writing as part of a package of …

Public Health

The World According To Vladimir Putin

The worldview of Russian President Vladimir Putin could be summed up along these lines:<p>Moscow's precipitous decline in global influence since the Soviet breakup must be reversed. Russia must be respected as the dominant power in former Soviet republics like Ukraine. Russia is entitled to a strong …

Mega-brothels: Has Germany become 'bordello of Europe'?

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1054000/1054458_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534424669_a1778a347d50f814aca16c11c04be652<p><b>A group of men in red and white robes stroll through the reception area. Women in high heels sit at the bar in a haze of cigarette smoke, chatting to</b> …

Utah, Colorado move to increase smoking age to 21

Two Western states with some of the nation's lowest smoking rates are considering cracking down even more by raising the tobacco age to 21.<p>Utah and Colorado lawmakers both voted favorably on proposals Thursday to treat tobacco like alcohol and take it away from 18- to 20-year-olds, a move inspired …

11 Words and Phrases Popularized by World War I

This year will mark the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War. (Mental Floss has been commemorating it in a series of articles on the …

World History

Russians Plot Attack on Constantinople (In a Few Years)

<i>The First World War was an unprecedented catastrophe that killed millions and set the continent of Europe on the path to further calamity two decades</i> …

The Week In Numbers: Earth's Population In 2050, Life-Saving Poop Transplants, And More

<b>9 billion people</b>: Earth's population by 2050<p><b>41 percent</b>: the portion of people treated for cat bites who were diagnosed with depression, according to a study of 1.3 million health records<p><b>12 to 14 hours</b>: the length of time a newly discovered marsupial spends violently mating. Most of the males die …