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Donald Trump outlines policy plan for first 100 days

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President-elect Donald Trump unveiled plans Monday for his first 100 days in office, including proposals related to immigration, trade deals and defense policy, using a video published online to briefly outline his proposals.<p>Trump promised to withdraw from negotiations on the …

Donald Trump

Artist Adds New Series of Pop Culture Characters and Objects to Old Thrift Store Paintings

Rochester, New York artist Dave Pollot, whose work we have written about in the past, is back with a new series of old thrift store paintings that he …

Here's A Foolproof Method To Make Your Choice On Election Day

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HISTORY OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR

At first the thrust of the German armies through Belgium and south into France seems to fulfil the Schlieffen Plan. 'Victory by Christmas' does …

Here’s what the PS4 Pro looks like out in the wild

Unboxing the most powerful console until the next one.<p>We're still putting the PlayStation 4 Pro through its paces and will have a detailed review of …

Heavy fighting in Mosul as Iraqi forces launch assault on Isis militants

Heavy fighting has erupted in the eastern neighbourhoods of Mosul as Iraqi special forces launched an assault deeper into the urban areas of the city and swung round to attack Islamic State militants from a second entry point, to the north-east.<p>Columns of armoured vehicles wound through open desert …

Middle East

Boy says farewell to best friend, 91-year-old World War II vet from next door

Emmett Rychner was the first to move away. Two years ago, the young preschooler moved to a neighboring town, leaving behind his best friend, Erling Kindem, a World War II veteran who lived next door.<p>Last week, the time arrived for a final goodbye.<p>Erling, 91, died last Saturday, just three days …

10 Success lessons from Paulo Coelho – “The Alchemist” for entrepreneurs

Share37<p>Tweet<p>Share56<p>+16<p>Shares 99<p>Paulo Coelho is a Brazilian novelist and songwriter and the best-selling Portuguese language author in history. He …

NES Classic Edition Review

Nintendo's wee console is lovely, but its painfully short controller limits how you can play it.<p>I still feel genuine excitement whenever I reach the …

The Real 'Hacksaw Ridge' Soldier Saved 75 Souls Without Ever Carrying A Gun

Desmond Doss is credited with saving 75 soldiers during one of the bloodiest battles of World War II in the Pacific — and he did it without ever carrying a weapon. The battle at Hacksaw Ridge, on the island of Okinawa, was a close combat fight with heavy weaponry. Thousands of American and Japanese …

NASA gets better look at Mars lander crash site

The European Space Agency had hoped to put its Schiaparelli lander on Mars last month to gather data on the planet's huge dust storms and test technologies for future missions. The landing didn't go as planned.<p>NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has just returned the most detailed images yet of the …

Space

Islamic State fighters attack town south of Mosul

MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi special forces said they recaptured six districts of eastern Mosul on Friday, expanding the army’s foothold in the Islamic State bastion a day after its leader told his jihadist followers there could be no retreat.<p>An officer in the elite Counter Terrorism Service, …

This Guy Discovered a Never Before Seen Mario 64 Coin

But how?<p>If you're a Mario 64 obsessive, you might remember that back in 2002 a mythicized coin was discovered and dubbed impossible to collect. That was, until YouTuber Scott Buchanan (best known as pannenkoek2012) managed to capture it.<p>But now, two years later, the YouTube hacker has discovered …

Why Islamic State wants to destroy the treasures of the ancient world

The human cost of the Mosul offensive – and of<p>Islamic State’s brutal two-year occupation – is not yet known. But the Iraqi city’s cultural treasures have already suffered a grave toll.<p>Satellite imagery, eyewitness testimony from escaping civilians and boastful videos from Islamic State have …

Nintendo Switch patents hint at the console's secrets

Nintendo made a splash last week when it unveiled its new console, the Nintendo Switch.<p>Formerly known under the codename 'NX', the Switch is the …

9 Emerging Tech Trends That Will Start Generating Billions in 2017

Here are some of the emerging technologies that will make billions of dollars starting next year.<p>Companies worldwide will spend $3.5 trillion on IT in 2017, market research firm Gartner predicts.<p>Above all else, companies are expected to increase their spending on software and services (as opposed …

Intense 360° video takes you for a quick jaunt to Mars

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to set foot on the red planet? Of course you have.<p>Today's your lucky day: A new 360° video brings …

Virtual Reality

Inside one of World War II’s most daring spy missions: The men who made OSS operations possible

In February 1945, a small group of personnel assigned to the Office of Strategic Services, the wartime spy agency, scrambled to prepare for a particularly risky mission: inserting a team of agents deep behind Nazi lines with the goal of gleaning crucial enemy information.<p>For a host of reasons, the …

Byzantium or Medieval Greece?

I received my master's degree in "Byzantine" history and during my studies I never questioned the legitimacy of "Byzantine" in describing or distorting the history of the Greeks after their forced conversion to Christianity in the fourth century of our era. Greece had been a Roman province since …

What's changed in the new Luther Bible and how the Scorpions contributed

A new edition of Martin Luther's seminal Bible has been released to mark 500 years of the Protestant Reformation. Theologian Christoph Rösel explains …

The great women artists that history forgot

Museums and galleries around the world are unearthing the work of great female artists who have been neglected or marginalised, writes Cath Pound.<p>“Why have there been no great women artists?” the feminist art historian Linda Nochlin famously asked in her landmark 1971 essay. The point was of course …

Tour of Flanders

Donald Trump Is Bringing President Obama's Half-Brother to the Third Debate

Barack Obama’s half-brother Malik will show his support for Donald Trump at the third presidential debate on Wednesday.<p>The Kenyan-born man, who is …

The only Australian to win the Hans Christian Andersen award for illustration, Ingpen reflects on Poppykettle, Dickens and his 50-year career<p>“You are born with two brains,” says Robert Ingpen. “The main brain is the one that your parents insist upon you using for the rest of your life so you can …

Books

For Much Of Black America, Election 2016 Has Been Rough

Kalena Boller remembers exactly where she was during Barack Obama's first presidential inauguration: at work. "I was the only Black person in the entire pre-production room."<p>Boller is an Atlanta-based TV producer and on Jan. 20, 2009, she says her white coworkers treated her extremely well when …

Russians Evacuating To Nuclear Bunkers Under Government Orders

With tensions between Russia and the United States reaching levels not seen since the Cold War, both countries are preparing for the possibility WW3. …

Analysis: Rigged election claims may leave lasting damage

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump keeps peddling the notion the vote may be rigged. It's not clear if he does not understand the potential damage of his words — or he simply does not care.<p>Trump's claim — made without evidence — undercuts the essence of American democracy, the idea that U.S. elections …

Should You Buy Stock in the Biotech Discovery of the Century?

Image source: Getty Images.<p>Much progress has been made in the last 100 years, but that didn't stop <i>MIT Technology Review</i> from calling a new gene-editing technology "The Biggest Biotech Discovery of the Century." While that's a mighty big claim, it may not be hyperbole. Researchers have big hopes …

US military detects failed North Korean missile launch

North Korea has reportedly conducted an unsuccessful missile launch. The reclusive nation is attempting to develop a ballistic missile capable of …