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The Parkland massacre sparked a renewed debate over gun control. Here’s what happens next.

As South Florida continues mourning the victims of last week’s school shooting, students transformed into activists and public officials alike are preparing for days of high-profile events highlighting the renewed debate over gun control and school safety.<p>These events, stretching from an arena in …

Guns

Florida Legislature rejects weapons ban with massacre survivors en route to Capitol

<i>CNN will hold a town hall with the classmates and parents of victims in the Florida school shooting as well as members of the community. "Stand Up: The Students of Stoneman Douglas Demand Action" will air live at 9 p.m. ET Wednesday.</i><p><b>Tallahassee, Florida (CNN) —</b> The Florida state House on Tuesday …

Guns

Trump directs DOJ to craft ban on 'bump stocks' as shooting response evolves

The White House on Tuesday left the door open to supporting a ban on assault rifles and directed the Justice Department to craft regulations to ban “bump stocks,” the accessory used to simulate fully automatic fire in the deadly Las Vegas attack, as the Trump administration’s response to the fatal …

Donald Trump

TS Eliot's The Waste Land remains one of the finest reflections on mental illness ever written

The poet’s modernist masterpiece gathered fragments of an arduous life, some of which can be traced to a seafront shelter in Margate<p>In 1921, having taken time off from his job at Lloyds Bank for what would now be called depression, TS Eliot spent three weeks convalescing in Margate. It was the …

Literature

17 WTF Items From Donald Trump's Budget

He gave the rich a tax cut – and now the president's budget takes aim at the poor<p>Donald Trump has unveiled his budget for next year – a document no …

Donald Trump

Autism Shares Brain Signature with Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder

Gene expression patterns in the brains of people with autism are similar to those of people who have schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, according to …

Neuroscience

WATCH: How Far Away Would You Need to Be to Survive a Nuclear Blast?

It's been more than 70 years since two nuclear bombs were detonated over the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, killing at least 129,000 …

War

Theresa May Is Expected to Accuse Facebook of Helping Terrorists, Child Abusers and Slave Traders

She is expected to deliver the remarks during the World Economic Forum at Davos, Switzerland.<p><b>The prime minister will accuse social media companies of providing a platform for extremists.</b>• <b><br>May will say terrorists, slave traders and child abusers are using Facebook and other networks with ease.</b>• <b><br>She will</b> …

Brazil

AT&T wants Congress to pass a net neutrality law

AT&T is calling on Congress to settle the internet freedom debate by passing a federal net neutrality law.<p>In a full-page ad appearing in multiple U.S. newspapers on Wednesday, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson said his company has suffered from regulatory whiplash. Various presidential administrations …

Net Neutrality

Breaking: EU fines Qualcomm $1.3B for violating anti-competition rules

The European Commission has announced it will slap Apple chip-manufacturer Qualcomm with a staggering $1.3 billion fine (€997 million) “for abuse of dominant market position.”<p>EU Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager announced the punishment at a press conference in Brussels this …

Brazil

Monkey see, monkey 2: Scientists clone monkeys using technique that created Dolly the sheep

<b>(CNN) —</b> For the first time, scientists say they created cloned primates using the same complicated cloning technique that made Dolly the sheep in 1996.<p>Shanghai scientists created two genetically identical and adorable long-tailed macaques. The monkeys are named Hua Hua and Zhong Zhong, a version of …

Genetics

The 700,000 people who would be hurt if Congress doesn’t act on DACA, visualized

How we got here, what the program did for recipients, and what’s on the line.<p>Congress on Monday halted the government shutdown and gave itself three weeks to negotiate the future of US immigration policy — and at the center of this debate is a program called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, …

Immigration

Researchers recorded a thought making its way through the brain in real time — see what it looks like

What happens in the brain when you're listening to a person's voice or looking at their face?<p>Neuroscientists at the University of California Berkeley have some new answers to that question after peering inside the opened-up heads of 16 epilepsy patients.<p>The scientists' aim was to track what happens …

The Brain

New York governor signs executive order to keep net neutrality rules after the FCC’s repeal

In an announcement today, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he has signed an executive order that would require internet service providers with state contracts to abide by net neutrality rules, even though the FCC recently voted to repeal those rules.<p>On Monday, Montana’s governor signed essentially …

Net Neutrality

The real reason DREAMers are at risk

Spoiler: It’s not Chuck Schumer.<p>The blame game has begun.Left-wing anger is growing at Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and other Senate Democrats for backing down on their threat to keep the government closed unless Congress agreed to some legislative protections for recipients of the Deferred …

Immigration

These 12 Bookstores Are Worth Traveling for

As long as books have existed, so too has the concept that reading one is like traveling without leaving your seat. Let us make the argument, though, for being transported both mentally and physically. In the age of Amazon, it’s nothing short of inspiring to see some of the most distinctively …

Trump Broke Up with the World, and the World Is Moving On

America’s trading partners are unimpressed by the “art of the deal.”<p>When <b>Donald Trump</b> entered the White House last year, he vowed to rip up existing trade agreements and use his singular deal-making skills to strike new, better deals for the U.S. Such convictions led him to withdraw from the …

Donald Trump

The controversial Silicon Valley-funded quest to educate the world’s poorest kids

On a Monday morning in October, Faith stands before her class of kids, ages 10 and up. She looks down at her tablet computer, which details the day’s lessons. Her teaching plan gives instructions down to the minute, including when kids should stand up, solve problems, cheer for a classmate, and …

Education

Amazon Just Made a Huge Announcement That Will Completely Change the Future of Shopping

This could be the biggest thing since self-driving cars.<p>There are no cashiers. There aren't even checkout lanes. At Amazon's new grocery store, you just grab stuff off the shelves, bag it yourself and walk out. Everything gets automatically charged to your Amazon account.<p>It's called Amazon Go, and …

Kabul hotel attack toll at least 22 : officials

At least 22 people are now known to have died when Taliban militants slaughtered guests at a luxury Kabul hotel, Afghan officials said Monday, as …

Edward Snowden is campaigning against the world’s largest biometric ID programme

American whistleblower and former Central Intelligence Agency employee Edward Snowden has joined the campaign against Aadhaar, India’s 12-digit unique identification number programme that has been under fire for its security and privacy systems.<p>On Sunday, Jan. 21, Snowden backed KC Verma, former …

Surveillance

Trump, McConnell to meet Saturday afternoon as shutdown continues

Congressional leaders in both parties refused to budge publicly from their political corners Saturday on the first day of the government shutdown, avoiding direct negotiations and bitterly blaming each other for the impasse in speeches. President Trump joined the fray with a series of charged …

Republicans

Bangkok's Somali refugees persecuted and living in fear

From the detention of child refugees to a lack of protection for refugees, conditions in the Thai capital are bleak.<p><b>Bangkok, Thailand -</b> "I've never experienced cold like this," says RK, a 19-year-old Somali refugee, as he sits in a downtown Bangkok alley one December morning.<p>It is 20 degrees, and …

Immigration

Facebook's new tool reveals if your account is a pawn in the Russian propaganda game

A new Facebook tool allows users to see just how vulnerable they were to Russian propaganda during the 2016 election. The tool, conveniently tucked away in Facebook’s help center, scans past posts in an attempt to link them to known propaganda Pages, some of which have since been deleted.<p>During the …

Twitter says over 600k people interacted with Russian propaganda accounts

Twitter today released more details of its internal investigation into Russian election interference, which confirmed that hundreds of thousands of users followed or interacted with accounts that tweeted propaganda.<p>The report was an update on Twitter’s initial findings, presented to Congress as …

Internet

Facebook's Latest Fix for Fake News: Ask Users What They Trust

Mark Zuckerberg promised to spend 2018 fixing Facebook. Last week, he addressed Facebook making you feel bad. Now he’s onto fake news.<p>Late Friday, …

AP Explains: What happens when the government shuts down

WASHINGTON (AP) — The world won't end if a dysfunctional Washington can't find a way to pass a funding bill before this weekend.<p>That's the truth about a government "shutdown": The government doesn't shut down.<p>It's a crummy way to run a government, sure, but Social Security checks will still go out. …

US government shuts down as partisan blame game heats up

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government has shut down at the stroke of midnight Friday. That has halted all but the most essential operations and marred the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump's inauguration in a striking display of Washington dysfunction.<p>Last-minute negotiations …

Space mining is going to seriously disrupt Earth's economy. And we're nowhere near ready for the shock

Zip into the future for a second. It’s 2035 and Earth’s population has grown dramatically. People are desperate to find alternatives to the dwindling …

Cancer breakthrough: Novel approach can 'starve' tumors to death

Researchers are now developing a new method of killing cancer more effectively. Their strategy "starves" tumors, depriving them of the main nutrient …