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Branding Putin

MOSCOW<p>In Vladimir Putin’s push to build Russia’s global influence, one of his most potent weapons is his own image.<p>Power ploys<p>Understanding Russia’s global influence<p>Confidence in the Russian leader has risen in several countries since 2014<p>2014<p>2017<p>79%<p>Vietnam 69%<p>54<p>50<p>Greece 41<p>Philippines 38<p>South Korea …

Russia

Croatia’s Soccer Stars Should Be Heroes. Instead, They’re Hated.

Of all the Croatians in the world to miss a penalty shot, it had to be Luka Modric. After a flagrant foul in the round of 16 game against Denmark on …

Soccer

Rock's king of Cadillacs: the story behind Elvis Presley's incredible car collection

"You may have a pink cadillac, but don't you be nobody's fool,” Elvis sang on Baby, Let’s Play House. He did, and he wasn’t. The King amassed a collection of rare cars that would leave many a motorhead drooling with envy. In Eugene Jarecki's new documentary film The King – out now in US cinemas, …

Music

New research shows why terrorists quit terrorism

On May 13 and 14, the city of Surabaya, Indonesia, reeled from terrorist attacks targeting churches and police headquarters carried out by three families, including children as young as eight. Indonesian police claim that the families were all members of the Surabaya cell of Jemaah Ansharud Daulah …

Extremism

The epic story of the map that gave America its name

A few hundred years ago, when much of the world was mysterious and unknown, two European humanists came together to produce an extraordinary map of the world.<p>St-Dié-des-Vosges is a small, leafy town in the Meurthe valley in north-east France. It lies 68km south-west of Strasbourg in France, 93km …

Maps

America is a nation of narcissists, according to two new studies

Is America a narcissistic country?<p>On a day when America gathers together to celebrate itself, this seems a fair question. The answer is a resounding yes, according to new research — but some states are more narcissistic than others.<p>In a study published in the journal Psychological Science, …

Psychology

Behind the secret U.S. war in Africa

Despite Pentagon assertions, secret programs allow American troops to direct combat raids in Somalia, Kenya, Niger and other African nations.<p>American special operations teams are playing a more direct role in military actions against suspected terrorists in Africa than the Pentagon has publicly …

Military

Why will it take so long to rescue the trapped Thai soccer team?

<b>(CNN) —</b> The threat of more rain is increasing pressure on rescuers in northern Thailand to find a way to get 12 boys and their coach safely out of the flooded Tham Luang Nang Non cave complex.<p>Seven Thai Navy SEAL divers, including a doctor and nurse, spent Tuesday night huddled in the dark with …

Royal Thai Navy

As mob lynchings fueled by WhatsApp messages sweep India, authorities struggle to combat fake news

NEW DELHI — Five people were killed by a mob in India on Sunday after rumors spread on social media that they were child traffickers, the latest in a string of lynchings tied to fake social media messages that have left officials stunned and grappling with ways to control the rising violence.<p>More …

Fake News

Lavender Fields of Southern France in Pictures

16 Espressos and a 5 a.m. Call Time: A Day In The Life of NBC's Andrea Mitchell

<i>Badass Woman spotlights women who not only have a voice but defy the irrelevant preconceptions of gender.</i><p>A few minutes past 1 p.m., Andrea Mitchell …

Meet the Press

New Classical Tracks: Joshua Bell records Bruch's Scottish Fantasy for first time

Renowned violinist Joshua Bell and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields perform Bruch's Violin Concerto in G minor and Scottish Fantasy on their …

Joshua Bell

The Blinding Facility of Leonard Bernstein - Esquire Classic

Leonard Bernstein

How one man died so a whale might live

Can you imagine the adrenaline rush of rescuing a creature so big you can’t see it all at once?<p><b>Sunrise on the St Lawrence</b><p><i>“The whale was the future, the present and the past, all in one; the destiny of man as much as the destiny of another species.” Philip Hoare,</i> <i>The Whale</i><p>The day Joe Howlett died …

North Atlantic

Music’s Fentanyl Crisis: Inside the Drug That Killed Prince and Tom Petty

“The road and the studio are the only places I’ve ever felt completely OK,” Tom Petty told <i>Rolling Stone</i> last summer, explaining why he was launching …

Medicine

Are Genetic Testing Sites the New Social Networks?

Three years ago Dyan deNapoli, a 57-year-old author and TED speaker who specializes in penguins, was given a 23andMe genetic testing kit for her birthday. Intrigued, she spit in the tube and sent the results to a lab in Burlington, N.C.<p>About two months later she received a pie chart breaking down …

Genealogy

How Technology Helped Me Cheat Dyslexia

I'm going to tell you a secret. It's something almost no one in my professional life knows. I'm dyslexic. Given that knowledge, my chosen …

Eye Tracking

Mozart’s ‘Rondo alla Turca’, but bluegrass-style and on a BANJO

18 June 2018, 16:25<p>By Maddy Shaw Roberts<p>If bluegrass had existed in the 18th century, Mozart’s ‘Rondo alla Turca’ would have sounded something like …

Piano

LA Is Doing Water Better Than Your City. Yes, That LA

The frantic phone calls to the Community Water Center began in the summer of 2014. In the 7,000-strong unincorporated community of East Porterville, …

Water

The subtle ingredients of the best golf clubs

For a small number of old-line clubs like Shinnecock Hills, it’s not about six-figure initiation fees, five-year waiting lists or elite membership rosters. The most venerable clubs are a little past all that. The trademarks of modern, high-end, private golf—a massive clubhouse, world-class wine …

Golf

James Corden's 11 Best Carpool Karaoke Segments Ranked (Videos)

These are the most endlessly watchable, candid looks at pop music’s biggest stars

Music

How David Bowie Invented Ziggy Stardust

<i>Jason Heller’s book</i> Strange Stars: David Bowie, Pop Music, and the Decade Sci-Fi Exploded <i>is the story of how science fiction influenced the musicians</i> …

David Bowie

This Is What It Was Like to Be a Teenager in the Middle Ages

<i>This post is in partnership with History Today. The article below was originally published at History Today.</i><p>We have a tendency to associate youth …

Mr. CrossFit vs. Big Soda: A profane fitness guru’s wonky war with the soda industry

<b>On a bright November morning</b>, Congressman Scott Taylor is meeting with a visitor at his Capitol Hill office. Even in his dark suit and striped tie, the steely eyed, fit Republican from eastern Virginia looks every bit the Navy SEAL he once was. His visitor — Greg Glassman, founder and sole owner of …

U.S. Dept. of Defense

He Fixes the Worst P.R. Crises Imaginable. Then Came Harvey.

Michael Sitrick couldn’t comment on Harvey Weinstein.<p>Until a few weeks earlier, Mr. Sitrick’s crisis management firm, Sitrick and Company, had been managing Mr. Weinstein’s unprecedented crisis.<p>Mr. Sitrick had dropped Mr. Weinstein, but he couldn’t say why. He couldn’t confirm if it was because Mr. …

Martin Shkreli

Looking for Life on a Flat Earth

What a burgeoning movement says about science, solace, and how a theory becomes truth.<p>On the last Sunday afternoon in March, Mike Hughes, a sixty-two-year-old limousine driver from Apple Valley, California, successfully launched himself above the Mojave Desert in a homemade steam-powered rocket. …

Did Science Miss Its Best Shot at an AIDS Vaccine?

In the late 1980s, Burt Dorman was ready to get out of the vaccination game. A biophysical chemist, he’d spent years running a successful company …

How China acquires ‘the crown jewels’ of U.S. technology

The U.S. fails to adequately police foreign deals for next-generation software that powers the military and American economic strength.<p>The U.S. government was well aware of China’s aggressive strategy of leveraging private investors to buy up the latest American technology when, early last year, a …

China

A Royal Wedding for the Ages: Pictures

The Strange Cocoon of Trump and Hannity, Two Friends Who Like to Talk Before Bed

The call to the White House comes after ten o’clock most weeknights, when <i>Hannity</i> is over. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, Sean Hannity …

Donald Trump