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Father And Son Who Fled Vietnam War Bombs Emerge From Jungle After 40 Years

In 1971 Ho Van Thanh, now 82, fled into the jungle with his 2-year-old son after his wife and two other children were killed when their house was bombed during the Vietnam War, Thanh Nien News reports.<p>Scott Neuman of NPR reports that on Wednesday Thanh and Ho Van Lang, now in his forties, were …

Thanks To Better Sex Ed, California’s Teen Birth Rate Has Plummeted By 60 Percent

California’s teen birth rate has plummeted to the lowest level that it’s been in the past 20 years, according to new data from the state’s health …

Why Americans All Believe They Are 'Middle Class'

A taxonomy of how we talk about class and wealth in the United States today<p>Last week, President Obama went on the road promoting an economic agenda for the middle class. As expected, John Boehner and other Republicans fired back by charging Obama with “squeezing the middle class.” It’s not even an …

Your life is in peril, government warns!

But if the NSA leaks crippled our intelligence agencies, how do we know the terrorists are up to something?<p>I hope you had a nice weekend cowering in your home, refusing to leave or answer the door, in accordance with orders issued by the United States Department of State. On Friday the department …

Millennials are hopeless, and it’s all our fault

Jobs are vanishing for young Americans, thanks to a narcissistic national politics that’s disconnected from reality<p>For decades now, America’s political leadership has pushed for our integration into the global marketplace, highlighting it as the central imperative for our national and planetary …

Fetal pain is a lie: How phony science took over the abortion debate

New laws banning abortion after 20 weeks are based on pseudoscience — and real research proves it conclusively<p>Since Nebraska first jump-started the trend back in 2010, close to a dozen state legislatures across the country have passed laws banning abortion at 20 weeks. Most of these restrictions …

Picasso's Paris studio where he painted Guernica at centre of bitter tussle

Owners of mansion seeking to evict arts organisation as rent-free deal has expired<p>The 17th-century Hôtel de Savoie on the Rue des Grands Augustins in the chic 6th arrondissement of Paris is one of the grand mansions for which the French capital is famous.<p>A greying plaque next to the building's …

Injured Afghan girl finds a second home in U.S.

MOORESVILLE, N.C. — The dark-haired girl wearing an "American Girl" T-shirt blended in with the other giggling girls flopped on their bellies and watching cartoons inside a darkened classroom.<p>All that distinguished 11-year-old Farida was an eye patch she had decorated with purple glitter and a …

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China's Infamous 'One-Child Policy' Is About To Become A 'Two-Child Policy'

The country just completed a once-in-a-decade leadership transition earlier this year, though, and the new management is eager to show its reform-minded stripes amid a slowdown in the Chinese economy.<p>As a result, the "one-child policy" may be set to become a "two-child policy" fairly …

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Worms' Bright Blue Death Could Shed Light On Human Aging

Last year, researchers at University College London's Institute of Healthy Ageing were looking through their microscopes when they saw something amazing.<p>David Gems, professor of biogerentology, was part of the team looking for answers to big questions about human aging in small, squishy little …

4-year-old reelected mayor

DORSET, Minn. - Robert “Bobby” Tufts hasn’t made it to preschool yet, but he’s already been elected twice as mayor of a tiny tourist town in northern Minnesota.<p>Mayor Tufts’ name was picked Sunday during annual Taste of Dorset festival to be mayor of Dorset for a second term. It has no formal city …

World's first lab-grown burger to be cooked and eaten

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/science_environment/999000/999685_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524668771_d5b5f1e0eb9402419d0bd35ad9f3bb14<p><b>The world's first lab-grown burger is to be unveiled and eaten at a news conference in London on Monday.</b><p>Scientists took cells from a cow …

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Scientists Just Served Up the First 'Test-Tube' Hamburger

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Researchers in the Netherlands say they've successfully grown a real hamburger in a laboratory and …

Terror Threat Shakes Up NSA Debate, Unites Some Lawmakers

The Obama administration's weekend decision to close diplomatic posts from Central Asia through the Middle East and into North Africa has led to applause from "rattled lawmakers in both parties," <i>The Washington Post</i> writes.<p>They're praising the administration's response to what lawmakers say is some …

Embassy Closures Extended in Wake of Al-Qaeda Threat

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The State Department will keep 19 U.S. embassies closed for the next week "out of an abundance of …

YouTube Wants to Hear Your Complaints, So It Can Parody Them

YouTube attracts a billion people a month. And that means that it also generates a lot of complaints, too — some of them from people who put videos …

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Hashtag creator leaves Google to join a 6-person startup

Google developer advocate Chris Messina is leaving the search giant to join a tiny startup.<p>During his 1300 days at Google, Messina spearheaded a number of community-focused initiatives, including the Google Developers site. He also developed the “hashtag,” which flourished on Twitter and Facebook. …

Obama Administration Vetoes Ban On Certain iPhones And iPads

President Obama’s administration has vetoed a decision by the United States International Trade Commission to ban the import and sale of a number of Apple products, including models of the iPhone 4 and iPad 2.<p>The ITC announced the ban in June after finding that those devices had violated a patent …

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Marco Rubio leads Senate effort to advance 20 week abortion ban

Rubio and other senators have been meeting discreetly to build support for the anti-abortion measure<p>Senate Republicans Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz and Rob Portman have been meeting discreetly to help advance a measure to ban abortion at 20 weeks and leverage what anti-choice activists are calling a …

Ahead of budget battle, more Americans say sequester has hurt

Heading into another budget battle this fall, the number of Americans who say they have been negatively affected by the sequester budget cuts is on the rise, according to the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.<p>Twenty-two percent of Americans in the survey say they have been significantly …

Obama attacks Washington gridlock and vows to cut inequality gap

Barack Obama has called for an end to the "gridlock, inaction and wilful indifference" he said was plaguing Washington, hampering the economic …