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What Trump's Generation Learned About the Civil War

History textbooks used in New York City during the president’s childhood called the Klan “patriotic,” and downplayed the role of slavery in “the War Between the States.”<p>In March, President Trump visited the Hermitage, a former slave plantation in Tennessee once owned by Andrew Jackson, to pay …

High School

MMA-trained fighter allegedly kills world champion weightlifter in violent brawl, disturbing video shows

An MMA-trained fighter is accused of killing a Russian weightlifter during a violent street brawl Sunday -- a fight that reportedly began with an argument about which sport is superior.<p><b>WARNING: VIDEO CONTAINS DISTURBING CONTENT</b><p>The fight, which was caught on video, appeared to show European …

Crime

Boy with heart transplant dies on first day of school

<b>(CNN) —</b> Peyton West's parents would never have thought that his first day of school this year was going to be his last.<p>The 13-year-old had survived a heart transplant in March and spent the past five months living a full and fun life, said his father, Corey West. He developed a passion for food, …

Medicine

Here Are The States With The Most Hate Groups

Where does your state fall?<p>Watching the news footage of white men walking down the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia brazenly waving around …

Opioid Users Are Filling Jails. Why Don’t Jails Treat Them?

NEW HAVEN — When Dave Mason left jail in October 2015 after his 14th criminal conviction, the odds were good that he would soon end up dead.<p>A man with a longtime heroin addiction, Mr. Mason was entering one of the deadliest windows for jailed users returning to the streets: the first two weeks …

Methadone

15 Ways to Increase Your Income

Boost your income with these money-making ideas and tips.<p>This story originally appeared on GOBankingRates<p>Whether you are new to your career or an industry veteran with 20 years of experience, it's likely that you want to increase your take-home pay. Although we can't guarantee you a raise this …

Personal Finance

The Science of How Poverty Harms the Brain

The stress of poverty can change the brain in ways that further disadvantage the poor.<p>We already know the poor are getting poorer. The proportion of American adults living in low income families increased from 25 percent in 1971 to 29 percent in 2011. And growing up poor ups the chances that you'll …

The Brain

A Plan For Raising Brilliant Kids, According To Science

<i>Since NPR Ed first published this piece last year, it has become one of our most popular posts of all time. And since then, there has been a little anecdotal proof of concept for these parenting theories:</i><p><i>Kathy Pasek, one of the authors interviewed, has a son named Benj Pasek. He is a composer who,</i> …

Teaching

Inside Trump’s Disastrous ‘Secret’ Drug War Plans for Central America

At closed-door meetings in Miami, Trump and his generals plotted a muscular military response to violence in Central America. Been there. Done that. …

Human Rights

Don’t Have Kids Until You’ve Hit These Money Milestones

Don’t Have Kids Until You’ve Hit These Money Milestones<p>Updated March 20, 2018<p>Raising children comes with a price tag — a hefty one. The U.S. …

Retirement

Deer Caught On Camera Engaging In Bizarre 'Slap Fight'

Oh, deer.<p>A bizarre “slap fight” between two bucks in Tennessee is now getting lots of hits on the Internet.<p>This “Battle of the Bambis” was filmed earlier this week in Hardeman County, Tennessee, by Amy and Bubba Spencer, two trail officers for the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.<p>The video shows …

Hunting

'Turn The Cameras On, Sean': Spicer Is Taunted At Press Briefing

A CNN reporter got testy with Sean Spicer at a White House press briefing Monday and taunted him to “turn the cameras on, Sean.”<p>The ugly confrontation was the latest conflict between journalists and the White House press secretary after broadcasters were forbidden from filming most of the month’s …

Donald Trump

Slavery and Racism in the Bible

The Bible contains quite a number of broad, vague, and even contradictory statements, so whenever the Bible is used to justify an action, it must be …

Theology

NFL, College Sports, NBA and Recruiting

College Football

Qataris are scrambling to stock up on money and food after Arab nations cut off ties with country

Along with several other countries in the Middle East, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain have all announced the decision to sever their relationship with Qatar due to its government's support of Islamist groups and Iran.<p>"The measures that have been taken by Saudi Arabia, the …

Saudi Arabia

10 former Navy SEALs, Green Berets, and other veterans share their best advice for leaving the military and transitioning to civilian work

But what of those individuals whose time in the military is coming to an end? What resources and insight can be offered to the men and women transitioning from the military back to civilian careers?<p>A number of organizations including American Dream U, the Honor Foundation, CivCom, The Mission …

Military

'We Can't Walk Away From This Truth'

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu explains to his city why four monuments commemorating the Lost Cause and the Confederacy had to come down.<p><i>Last week, the City of New Orleans finished removing four monuments—to Confederate President</i> <i>Jefferson Davis, Generals P.G.T. Beauregard and Robert E. Lee, and</i> …

New Orleans

Modern wars are won by grinding, not by genius

War is the most complex, physically and morally demanding enterprise we undertake. No great art or music, no cathedral or temple or mosque, no intercontinental transport net or particle collider or space program, no research for a cure for a mass-killing disease receives a fraction of the resources …

Betsy DeVos Says Media Shouldn’t Emphasize First Hundred Days Because “It’s So Hard to Count to a Hundred”

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Education Secretary Betsy DeVos criticized the media on Friday for placing so much emphasis on Donald Trump’s first hundred days, because “it’s so darn hard to count to a hundred.”<p>“I’m watching the news and they’re going on about a hundred days this and a hundred …

Satire

Photographer Creates Enchanting Fairytale Photos with Real Wild Animals

Russian photographer Olga Barantseva imagines a wondrous world through her fairytale photography. Most notably, her magical-feeling images feature real animals that interact with beautiful models. Although the furry companions include wolves and foxes, there’s one creature whose big presence steals …

InterAct

Everyone thinks El Salvador is dangerous. Here’s why I can’t wait to go back there

You don’t often hear about the Central American country of El Salvador, and if you do, it often involves some sort of gang-related crime or murder. …

In The 1920s, A Community Conspired To Kill Native Americans For Their Oil Money

Generations ago, the American Indian Osage tribe was compelled to move. Not for the first time, white settlers pushed them off their land in the 1800s. They made their new home in a rocky, infertile area in northeast Oklahoma in hopes that settlers would finally leave them alone.<p>As it turned out, …

Sociology

Robert Reich: Trump voters realize the hard way that the president can’t follow through

He said he’d repeal Obamacare and replace it with something “wonderful.” You bought it, but then he didn’t do it<p>1. President Donald Trump said he wouldn’t bomb Syria. You bought it. Then he bombed Syria.<p>2. He said he’d build a wall along the border with Mexico. You bought it. Now his secretary of …

Donald Trump
Secret Service
Islamic State (ISIS)

43 Books About War Every Man Should Read | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Ryan Holiday</i>.<p>War is unquestionably mankind at his worst. Yet, paradoxically, it is in war that men — …

Latin America
Awards

The Great Cocaine Treasure Hunt

If you knew where a million dollars' worth of blow was buried, would you go dig it up? Rodney Hyden would. We pick up the story at this critical juncture.<p>I.<p><b>Good goddamn,</b> the way Julian told that story. It was the sort of story that imbued the mind with possibility. That lingered like campfire smoke …

Crime

President Trump's Middle East Policy Consists of Bombing People

Why are we aimlessly blowing stuff up?<p>You know, if I hadn't been convinced by very smart people that Hillary Rodham Clinton was the warmonger in last year's presidential campaign, and by other very smart people that Donald Trump was a non-interventionist …

Middle East