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Islamic State fighters redeploy in west Mosul after Iraqi forces take east | Reuters

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters have taken up sniper positions in buildings on the west bank of the Tigris river ahead of an expected government offensive into that side the city, locals said on Wednesday.<p>A member of the Iraqi rapid response forces fires during a battle with Islamic …

Islam

Russia-led Syria peace talks end with truce pledge amid Iran tensions

Russian-led talks on Syria ended with agreement Tuesday to bolster a cease-fire even as apparent disputes with Iran, a staunch supporter of Syrian President Bashar Assad, threaten to hold up efforts to end the six-year civil war.<p>Russia, Turkey and Iran will set up "a trilateral mechanism to observe …

LGBTQI

Trump: There was talk of a 'second convention in August'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Donald Trump said Sunday some unnamed Republicans discussed a "second convention in August."<p>The presumptive GOP presidential nominee made the claim during the Rolling Thunder motorcycle rally at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington.<p>"You know I was supposed to be going to Cleveland …

Donald Trump

Sheen seeks to cut $55,000-a-month child support payment

Charlie Sheen recently sold his profit participation rights to comedy series "Two and a Half Men" for nearly $27 million, the actor disclosed in a court filing seeking to cut child support payments for his twin sons.<p>Sheen's filing Wednesday seeks to alter his divorce settlement with ex-wife Brooke …

Blake Shelton on Responding to Twitter Trolls: 'I Kinda Had to Dial It Back a Little Bit'

With Twitter trolls being a dime a dozen, many celebrities (and even non-celebrities) have had a difficult time adjusting to all the negativity – …

Life Tips From The Ph.D. Who's Discovering How Meditation Changes Your Brain

Britta Hölzel is not your typical yoga teacher. Or your typical Ph.D. neuroscientist.<p>In recent years, during fellowships at Harvard Medical School and elsewhere, Hölzel has co-authored a range of studies focused on the intersection of two great passions of her life, how meditation and yoga affect …

Mindfulness

5 Secrets to a Happy Retirement

Sure, a fat nest egg and good health help. But there are less obvious ways to make sure your post-work life is a happy one.<p>Retirement ought to be a …

Retirement