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Pence Will Be First to Use Reagan’s Bible for Swearing-in

It’s traveling with a onetime Reagan staffer from library in California<p>Vice President-elect Mike Pence says it’s “humbling” to be sworn into office …

Barack Obama Has Left the Building, Or At Least the Brady Room

Obama's hope fades a bit: 'I think we’re going to be OK'<p>In his final press conference as president, Barack Obama warned that economic and other …

Obama meets the press one last time

Got a minute? ‘Chelsea Manning has served a tough prison sentence,’ president says … ‘I don’t pay a lot of attention to Mr Assange’s tweets’ … and everything else today in US politics. By Tom McCarthy

President Obama's parting message: Hope

President Obamaclosed his presidency on a note of optimism Wednesday, telling a room of reporters that, despite the worry felt by many of his fellow partisans about the incomingTrumpadministration, “we’re going to be okay.”<p>In what was scheduled as the final news conference of his presidency, Obama …

Donald Trump

The U.S. Virgin Islands Will Pay You to Visit in 2017

Traveling to St. Thomas, St. John, and St. Croix will come with a bonus beyond beaches and sunshine<p>The three islands comprising the U.S. Virgin Islands—St. Thomas, St. John, and St. Croix—are celebrating an important event in 2017, and it's travelers who are going to benefit. March 31 is the 100th …

A perfect guide to minimalist packing, so you can travel the world and avoid baggage fees

In case you haven’t noticed, traveling by airplane has gotten more and more expensive. But that doesn’t quell our wanderlust at all. After seeing …

This Smartphone Microscope Can Diagnose Diseases For $1 Per Patient

Parasitic infections common in Africa and Asia could now be safer to treat thanks to a simple mobile device attachment.<p>Smartphone technology can already diagnose HIV and syphilis, perform eye exams, and enable mobile ultrasounds and heart monitoring. Now it can also be used to help treat diseases …

Medicine

Gogoro's Electric Scooters Could Arrive Soon In A City Near You

A couple thousand of startup Gogoro’s electric scooters are already driving around the streets of Taipei. Now the company plans to get its scooters, …

Make Your Facebook Profile More Private in 6 Easy Steps

Managing Facebook’s labyrinthine privacy settings is an ongoing challenge, not least because the options available to users are constantly changing. …

Apps

Harman brings Microsoft Office to your car

Cortana in the car<p>Get ready to build PowerPoint presentations in your car. Harman is integrating Microsoft Office 365 into its infotainment systems. The partnership will bring the entire suite of productivity apps including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint to the automotive industry for the first …

Microsoft Office

Double Peanut Butter Chocolate Cups - So Healthy You Can Eat Them for Breakfast!

It’s almost Easter, and truthfully, I don’t crave or want regular old Easter candy at all. In fact, you couldn’t pay me to eat it—because I have so …

Copycat Recipes: McDonald's Fried Apple Pies!

makes 5-6 pies<p><i>for the tart shell</i><br>1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour<br>6 tablespoons cold butter<br>1/4 cup ice water<br>1/2 teaspoon salt<br>1 teaspoon sugar<p><i>for the</i> …

How to Paint Cabinets or Furniture

What To Do:<p>Step 1: Wipe cabinet surface with liquid sandpaper<p>Step 2: Using 1/4-inch nap roller or paintbrush, apply primer. Let dry.<p>Step 3: Sand with …

A Patchwork Coat Hook and Wax ?'s

I hope you all had a nice Mother's Day. It was a rainy, snowy, dreary weekend here. We usually take a Mother's Day hike, but this year we watched …

Furniture refinishing: How to Refinish Furniture

How to Refinish Furniture Without Stripping: Benefits<p>Stripping furniture is a messy, time-consuming process. And sometimes the results aren't as …

Middle Easterners descend on this idyllic Alpine town to escape the scorching summer heat

The sparkling lake of Zell am See in Austria has become an increasingly popular tourist destination for those seeking to avoid the scorching weather in the Middle East.<p>In the summer, visitors from Bahrain, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Iraq, and Oman all flock to this idyllic land of clear mountain …

European Travel

Uber vs Lyft: 9 things to consider before your first ride

Ride-sharing is rapidly edging out taxis in major cities, and here's everything you should know about these apps that are shaking up transportation.<p>Gone are the days of standing on a street corner and thrusting out your hand to get the attention of a cab. For many urban city dwellers, hitching a …

The past, present and future of ASUS, according to its chairman

"Namaste!"<p>That was how ASUS Chairman Jonney Shih greeted some 2,000 fans at his "ZenFestival" event in New Delhi last week. And yes, he yelled on stage, just as he always does, with a generous helping of buzzwords and "thank yous." And there have been other memorable moments. One time, Shih …

The Most Loved (and Hated) Airlines in America

Ranked by number of passenger complaints<p>According to a March 2015 report from the U.S. Department of Transportation, American flyers really, really …

Sderot, Bomb Shelter Capital of the World: Israel's Fraught Border With Gaza on the Looney Front (Part 1)

This photo documentary on the Israeli border town of Sderot is not intended to get into the political argument between Israel and Palestine over who is right and who is wrong but merely to take a walk through a town that has earned the title of Bomb Shelter Capital of the World for its ubiquitous …

Jesus is a political prisoner: An American history of Christianity’s corruption

Nowadays, the Christian right is a fixture of the political world. But it hasn’t always been that way<p>According to the Pew Research Center, the Christian share of the population has declined in recent years from 78.4 percent to 70.6 percent. At the same time, the number of Americans identifying as …

'Look ... It's My Name on This': Obama Defends the Iran Nuclear Deal

In an interview, the U.S. president ties his legacy to a pact with Tehran, argues ISIS is not winning, warns Saudi Arabia not to pursue a nuclear-weapons program, and anguishes about Israel.<p>On Tuesday afternoon, as President Obama was bringing an occasionally contentious but often illuminating …

Political Science

Monk dubbed 'Buddhist Bin Laden' targets Myanmar's persecuted Muslims

He's been described as the "Buddhist Bin Laden," but Ashin Wirathu thinks he has more in common with the world's most famous fictional spy.<p>"James Bond is a nationalist," the cherub-faced monk said in a recent interview. Flashing a smile, he offered a vague recollection of a movie in which 007, in …

Asia

Russia bans 'undesirable' NGOs, sparking international outcry

<b>(CNN) —</b> Non-governmental organizations working in Russia awoke Sunday to a new reality -- that they operate now under a law that allows the government to prosecute them on the grounds they are 'undesirable.'<p>And those who work for such organizations could be sentenced to as much as six years in …

Rights & Freedoms

Here's how George W. Bush handled the big question that's dogging Jeb

As Bush considers a 2016 presidential bid, he has tried to insist "I am my own man," in order to differentiate himself from his older brother, former President George W. Bush, and father, former President George H.W. Bush.<p>But the intrigue into the high-profile family isn't dying down.<p>"I'm a Bush, …

Government

How the American economic story changed in just a few weeks

On April 2, just a few days after the first quarter officially ended — but still about a month before we'd get our first read on economic growth to start the year — the Atlanta Fed's GDPNow tracker indicated that the economy did not grow at all to start the year.<p>At that time, Wall Street was still …

Federal Reserve

Fortune.com

• 1. To license Fortune articles, excerpts, or headlines for republication in various media (including books, eBooks, film, web, newsletters, …

These Are the TVs Netflix Wants You to Buy

Netflix has announced the first of the Web-connected TV sets that qualify for its new “Netflix Recommended” program, which the company unveiled in …

FedEx to Acquire TNT Express for $4.8 Billion

FedEx will acquire Dutch delivery giant TNT Express for $4.8 billion in an all-cash deal that will vastly expand the American company’s operations …

Kansas bill to limit welfare recipients' leisure spending criticised

Law would prohibit welfare recipients from spending funds at swimming pools and movie theaters, and would restrict ATM withdrawals to $25 per day<p>If governor Sam Brownback signs a new social services bill this week, Kansas will have some of the US’s most severe measures to block welfare recipients …