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A Wall Of Poppies On The National Mall Honors Fallen Soldiers

Visitors to the National Mall on Memorial Day weekend will encounter a wall of bright red poppies, installed to commemorate the men and women who have died in uniform in the century since World War I.<p>Retired Navy Vice Adm. John Bird tells NPR the project uses 645,000 synthetic flowers — one for …

Remembrance Day

I've studied happiness for years — here are the 12 best pieces of advice I'm giving my daughter

"Drift" is the decision we make by not deciding, or by making a decision that unleashes consequences for which we don't take responsibility.<p>You go to medical school because both your parents are doctors. You get married because all your friends are getting married. You take a job because someone …

Remington bankruptcy: Gunmaker files for Chapter 11 protection

Remington, one of the nation's oldest gunmakers, has filed for bankruptcy.

YouTube Bans Firearms Demo Videos, Entering the Gun Control Debate

YouTube, a popular media site for firearms enthusiasts, this week quietly introduced tighter restrictions on videos involving weapons, becoming the …

This Refugee Crisis Happening Now in America’s Backyard

A growing humanitarian crisis is happening right now in America’s backyard, along the border of Venezuela and Colombia. Faced with serious food …

This Is Why The Venezuela Cryptocurrency Matters

Fiat digital coins are coming. And the concept is just as clunky as the name.<p>This week, President Trump banned deals in the Venezuela Petro, a cryptocurrency backed by crude oil.<p>The Petro speaks volumes about Venezuelan finances. It also sounds a warning to crypto speculators.<p>The rules are …

Cryptocurrency

Police seize first guns under new law passed after Parkland

Four firearms and 267 rounds of ammunition was seized from a man found to be a potential risk.<p>A Broward County judge granted Florida’s first order …

Kroger to Stop Selling Publications About Assault-Style Firearms

Kroger Co., the largest supermarket chain in the U.S., will remove publications about assault rifles from its stores, wading further into the U.S. …

Illinois Bill Ordering Gun Owners to Turn in or Transfer Ownership of 'Assault' Rifles Passes State House

As different states are looking at their gun laws in the aftermath of mass shootings, the Illinois State House and Senate passed a bill in late …

Guns

Dick's will stop selling assault-style rifles in the wake of the Florida school shooting — and now the pressure is on at Bass Pro Shops and Cabela's

With Dick's Sporting Goods announcing it will no longer sell assault-style rifles, the pressure is on at its rival Bass Pro Shops.<p>On Wednesday, Dick's CEO, Ed Stack, announced that the company would no longer sell assault-style weapons and would stop selling guns to people under 21.<p>Now people are …

Guns

Huntsville updates its greenway plan, so what's new?

Huntsville leaders opened a new section of downtown greenway Wednesday afternoon and promised 44 more miles of greenways in the next five years.<p>The …

Gadsden company releases guitar effects pedal

Distorted guitar and youthful rebellion go hand in hand.<p>Distorted guitar also goes hand in hand with electrical know-how, circuit boards, complicated …

Prototyping

The Storm Whale: A Tender Illustrated Story of Loneliness, Loss, Single-Parenting, and the Redemptive Power of Love

A sweet celebration of what it takes to feel at home in one’s own life.<p>Psychologists have found that presence is the key to great parenting and yet also maintain that growing a capacity for fertile solitude is a developmental achievement for the child.<p>London-based illustrator and animation director …

Neuroscience: This Simple 10-Minute Exercise Will Give Your Brain an Immediate and Lasting Boost | Inc.com

There are times when we need to have all our brain cells working at their very best to help us make the right decision, or solve a difficult problem, or do well on a test or examination. But, as we all know, our minds sometimes seem to have a life of their own -- underperforming when we most need …

The Brain

Roy Moore? Scandal is nothing new in Alabama politics

It was a banner year for sleaze in Alabama politics in 2016.<p>Springtime brought Alabama voters audio recordings of their married governor, Robert Bentley, telling his mistress how he likes to "put my hands on your breasts." And they learned about how he used state resources to cover up the affair, …

Roy Moore

The ‘Alabama Voters’ We Envision Are Never Black

Treatises and theories on southern plight often neglect blacks, even as the threats of social backsliding and regression loom large.<p>ANNISTON, Ala. ― A smirk furled at Edward Wood’s lips as he recalled a white farmer interrogating him upon his return, in the late 1940s, to Alabama from service in …

Exit polling from Alabama shows how many voters believe accusations against Roy Moore

Exit polling from the special election to fill the U.S. Senate seat for Alabama shows how many voters believe the allegations against Roy Moore, the Republican endorsed by President Trump.<p><b>What do the polls say?</b><p>In a key indicator, a less than half of Alabama Senate voters say they believe the …

Roy Moore

George Will: Democrat Doug Jones Deserves To Win Over Roy Moore | The Last Word | MSNBC

Venezuela’s Communes: a Great Social Achievement

Spring Fund Drive: Keep CounterPunch Afloat<br>CounterPunch is a lifeboat of sanity in today’s turbulent political seas. Please make a tax-deductible …

Neuroscience reveals 4 rituals that will make you an awesome parent

Every parent asks it at some point: <i>What is going on in my kid’s brain?</i><p>And if you don’t understand kids it can be hard to give them what they need to …

Venezuelan Oil Cargoes to U.S. Ports Plunge as Sanctions Bite

Venezuela’s biggest market for crude sales -- the U.S. -- is becoming a harder and harder place for the socialist nation’s oil producer to do …

Conversation Is a Skill. Here's How to Be Better At It | Heleo

“I consider questions to be the most powerful tool you have at your disposal.”<p><b>READ ON TO DISCOVER:</b><p><i>How a single black man inspired 200 KKK members to</i> …

Who is selling weapons to Myanmar?

Most of Myanmar's military imports come from China, Russia, India, Israel and Ukraine.<p><b>Follow Shakeeb Asrar on Twitter: @shakeebasrar</b><p>The Myanmar army has shaped the country's politics and external affairs since it gained independence from the British in 1948.<p>For more than half a century the army …

Selling

Hurricane Irma has taken a turn toward the most catastrophically vulnerable big city in America

The devastatingly powerful Hurricane Irma has shifted west into the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico, with an expected track through the Tampa Bay area, Florida.<p>The last time a major hurricane hit Tampa Bay, in 1921, its population was about 50,000. Now, it’s a densely populated coastal metropolis …

Hurricane Irma: A Practically Impossible Storm

Hurricane Harvey, which killed 60 people and may end up costing $150 billion, parked over Houston and dumped four feet of rain. The water overwhelmed …

Rainfall

After Trump threatens military attack, Venezuelans learn to shoot, fight at war drills

In less than a month US President Donald Trump threatened of military action in Venezuela, Venezuelan troops taught civilians how to shoot rifles, …

Economic Forces Drive the Youths Joining Terrorist Groups in Syria

By <b>Juan Cole / Informed Comment</b>A U.N. study finds that most young Muslim fighters lack “any basic understanding of the true meaning of Jihad or even …

Archives

How To Be Alone: Musicians Confront Solitude

In his formal, disarmingly humble way, Sufjan Stevens accomplishes something remarkable in the first notes of his new album, <i>Carrie & Lowell</i>. After a Bach-like interlude plucked on a ukulele, Stevens opens this confessional meditation on mourning and reconciliation with a characteristic whisper. …

Why are Dutch kids the happiest in the world?

<b>The secret lies with Dutch parents, whose approach is radically different from that of American parents.</b><p>In 2013, Unicef released a ‘report card’ that …