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New York orders probe after radioactive leak at reactor | Reuters

(Reuters) - A nuclear power plant north of New York City has leaked water contaminated with radioactive tritium into the groundwater below the facility, sparking an investigation by state officials, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Saturday.<p>Cuomo said he learned on Friday of “alarming” levels of …

Nuclear Energy

Gloria Steinem: women are supporting Bernie Sanders 'for the boys'

The feminist icon suggested female millennial voters prefer Sanders to Hillary Clinton because of his popularity among young men: ‘The boys are with Bernie’<p>Gloria Steinem appears to have offended a large group of Bernie Sanders supporters by suggesting that his young female supporters are only …

Middle-class

Close friends Betts, Bogaerts poised to lead Sox

BOSTON -- Xander Bogaerts and Mookie Betts are just six days apart in age, having both been born during the first week in October 1992. And as the …

The Art of Making Coffee the Italian Way

The morning moka: a bleary-eyed ritual involving an aluminum pot (also known as a stovetop percolator or espresso maker), a small mountain of ground coffee, and that gurgling sound that sends people rushing to their kitchen as the coffee begins sputtering and pouring into the top chamber of the pot …

Coffee

El Chapo and I Knew the Risk of Meeting, Sean Penn Says

Sean Penn was well aware of the risk he and the deadly drug lord Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán were both taking when they met for a Rolling Stone interview, the actor said in an interview that aired Sunday night.<p>"I was stunned that he would risk [it]," Penn said in an interview on CBS' "60 Minutes," …

Mexico

Exclusive: Chris Christie Calls Ted Cruz 'Asinine' for New York Values Smear

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is none too pleased with rival Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s criticism of “New York values.”<p>In an interview with TIME in Iowa …

As U.S. marks MLK holiday, daughter says his dream not yet realized

ATLANTA (Reuters) - President Barack Obama packed books for schoolchildren on Monday to commemorate slain civil rights leader the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr., and King’s daughter said his dream of equality had yet to be realized.<p>People take part in a march following the National Action Network …

Michelle Obama

The Lorraine Motel and Martin Luther King

The Lorraine Motel, located at 450 Mulberry Street, in downtown Memphis, opened its doors in the mid-twenties. It had sixteen rooms and stood just east of the Mississippi River. It was first named the Windsor Hotel, and later the Marquette Hotel. Then, in 1945, Walter and Loree Bailey bought it and …

24 Things People Slightly Obsessed With Reading Know To Be True

It's not just a book; it's a whole world.

Books

The Best of the Bests: Ranking the 2015 Best Books Lists

There is something about a numbered list that drives people crazy. Lists alone are bad but numbers, especially, push a person over the edge. …

9 Philosophical Thought Experiments That Will Keep You Up at Night

Sometimes, the best way to illustrate a complicated philosophical concept is by framing it as a story or situation. Here are nine such thought …

Real Author Talk by Ramit Sethi

Amelia Boone on Beating 99% of Men and Suffering for High Performance

Amelia Boone (Photo credit: David Salafia)<b>“I’m not the strongest. I’m not the fastest. But I’m really good at suffering.”</b> – Amelia BooneAmelia Boone …

Michael Jordan

Pickled Eggplant - Vegetarian Menu for Christmas - Pictures - Chowhound

Tangy pickled eggplant with chile flakes and olive oil, great for an antipasti plate.<p>We love these tender-firm cubes of eggplant pickled …

Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

Plant Heirloom Garlic Now, Reap Rewards in the Spring

It’s bulb season. About this time of year, people punch holes in the ground and plop in bulbs that sleep all winter, shooting up in the spring. Tiny green blub shoots poking up from the dirt are one of the first and most anticipated signs of the new season in some parts of the world. One bulb has …