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Syrian government declares capital fully under its control

BEIRUT (AP) — Syria's military on Monday captured an enclave in southern Damascus from Islamic State militants following a ruinous monthlong battle, bringing the entire capital and its far-flung suburbs under full government control for the first time since the civil war began in 2011.<p>The gains …

Middle East

New cancer treatments have perplexing side effects

When Diane Legg began seeing black specks in her right eye, she went to an ophthalmologist near her home in Amesbury, Mass. He said she had a torn retina and needed laser surgery.<p>Legg's oncologist was skeptical. He was worried that Legg had eye inflammation, called uveitis, that was caused by an …

Cancer

13 photos of the Su-57, Russia's first stealth fighter that can outmaneuver the F-22 Raptor

The Su-57 could be the future of Russian military aviation — but there's still a lot of questions hanging around the country's first stealth fighter.<p>While Russia recently announced its desire to turn its first stealth fighter into a sixth generation plane, the Su-57 is still undergoing testing and …

‘Have you seen the maggots yet?’ Lindsey Fitzharris on the gruesome history of surgery

The first time Lindsey Fitzharris saw a dead body, she was eight years old. Her great-aunt was embalmed and on display, a common practice at funerals in the American midwest. “My cousin asked me if I wanted to touch her; I was a kid, of course I did,” she says.<p>Almost 30 years after she brushed her …

Medicine

Trump’s Budget Cuts Deeply Into Medicaid and Anti-Poverty Efforts

WASHINGTON — President Trump plans to unveil on Tuesday a $4.1 trillion budget for 2018 that would cut deeply into programs for the poor, from health care and food stamps to student loans and disability payments, laying out an austere vision for reordering the nation’s priorities.<p>The document, …

Health Care

These Are The Lamborghini Countach Donuts Of Your Dreams

No amount of road salt on a cold, slippery winter day will prevent this Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary Edition owner from doing rad …

Putin's former finance minister says the Russian government is running out of money

Russia's economic prognosis is dire.<p>Alexei Kudrin, who was Russia's finance minister from 2000 to 2011, said, that within the next few years, Russia's "reserve funds will be exhausted and they will have to raise taxes."<p>Kudrin was speaking in London on Tuesday at a Moscow Exchange conference.<p>He said …

Nest develops a language for smart home devices, allowing your fridge and lightbulb to secretly plot your demise

By Spencer Hart<p>If one thing's certain, it's that the smart home market is open for the taking. There are plenty of devices available to consumers, …

Home Automation

10 podcasts to sharpen your sales skills

In the competitive 21st century marketplace, it’s more important than ever to keep your sales skills sharp. Regardless of how busy you are, podcasts provide an opportunity to continue learning without disrupting your daily routine. Whether you’re traveling, exercising or sitting in a waiting room, …

Marketing

Man trying to stop suicide falls to death from Hawaii dorm

Two men fell from the 14th floor of a University of Hawaii dormitory — one of them to his death while trying to pull the other from a ledge, Honolulu police said.<p>The 24-year-old man who died was trying to bring inside an apparently distraught 19-year-old who went out a window onto the ledge early …

What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast

Mornings are an underutilized tool to aid productivity.<p>Let me explain.<p>We’re often at our peak in the mornings. This is why Mark McGuinness suggests …

The Flight of the Birdman: Flappy Bird Creator Dong Nguyen Speaks Out

How did a chain-smoking geek from Hanoi design the viral hit Flappy Bird - and why did he walk away?<p>Last April, Dong Nguyen, a quiet 28-year-old who …

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