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Trump meeting with Kim could signal major thaw in nuclear standoff

The surprise announcement came after more than a year of trading threats and insults with the North Korean leader.<p>President Donald Trump has agreed to meet directly with the North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un, in what could be the biggest breakthrough in the tense nuclear saber-rattling that has …

North Korea

Trump says North Korea is ‘sincere’ on reported offer to hold nuclear talks

The White House responded with cautious optimism Tuesday to North Korea’s reported proposal to hold “candid talks” with the United States and South Korea, and to put its nuclear weapons and missile testing programs on hold while engaged in dialogue.<p>“I think they are sincere,” said President Trump, …

North Korea

What happened the last time the US banned some semiautomatic guns

Since the Feb. 14 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, renewed calls for a ban on semiautomatic weapons, such …

This Is the Worst Roommate Story You’ll Ever Read

<b>Alex Miller’s spare room</b> had been on Craigslist for two weeks when, last March, she got the call she’d been waiting for. The man at the other end …

Crime

Wayne LaPierre's Net Worth Makes The NRA CEO Part Of The "Elite" He Keeps Smearing

While railing against the "elites" of the United States, the NRA's CEO attempted to slam some members of the Democratic Party for supposedly …

2017 ICO mania: 430 offerings raised $4.6 billion through November

Whether the frenzy of initial coin offerings that swept the globe last year was a temporary phenomenon or the start of a lasting revolution, the bottom line is that the bottom line was huge.<p>A new report from the Crypto Valley Association and consulting firm PwC Strategy& notes that through the end …

The Future of Human Work Is Imagination, Creativity, and Strategy

It seems beyond debate: Technology is going to replace jobs, or, more precisely, the <i>people</i> holding those jobs. Few industries, if any, will be untouched.<p>Knowledge workers will not escape. Recently, the CEO of Deutsche Bank predicted that half of its 97,000 employees could be replaced by robots. One …

Goal Setting

The maker of Marlboro took out a full-page ad saying its New Year's resolution is to 'give up cigarettes'

LONDON — Global tobacco giant Philip Morris International's New Year's resolution is to give up cigarettes.<p>In an unusual move, the tobacco company, known for its Marlboro brand, placed full-page adverts in several UK newspapers on Tuesday claiming that the firm's "New Year's resolution" for 2018 is …

Philip Morris

First on CNN: First charges filed in Mueller investigation

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> A federal grand jury in Washington on Friday approved the first charges in the investigation led by special counsel Robert Mueller, according to sources briefed on the matter.<p>The charges are still sealed under orders from a federal judge. Plans were prepared Friday for anyone …

Donald Trump

Brain's Link To Immune System Might Help Explain Alzheimer's

Fresh evidence that the body's immune system interacts directly with the brain could lead to a new understanding of diseases from multiple sclerosis to Alzheimer's.<p>A study of human and monkey brains found lymphatic vessels — a key part of the body's immune system — in a membrane that surrounds the …

Immune System

The Science Behind Psychopaths and Extreme Altruists

Researchers have found that the way our brains are wired can affect how much empathy we feel toward others—a key measuring stick of good and evil.<p><b>From the kitchen window</b> of her mobile home in Auburn, Illinois, Ashley Aldridge had a clear view of the railroad crossing about a hundred yards away.<p>When …

I Smoked Weed Three Times and Ended Up in Rehab Hell

"It was such shell shock that... it was just like my bowels froze, my brain froze."<p>With attorney general Jeff Sessions hellbent on a 1980s-style revival of drug war hits like lengthy mandatory sentences, and Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price dismissing evidence-based addiction medicine …

Drug Addiction
College & University

Why Some Pregnant Women Get High Despite Doctors’ Orders

Some women suffering from hyperemesis gravaridum, a rare but serious form of morning sickness, believe weed is the best option for surviving pregnancy.<p>The first time Sandra* was pregnant and unable to find relief from her extreme morning sickness, she stumped every doctor in her path. "Hyperemesis …

Pregnancy

Here’s How Bernie Sanders Could Win the Nomination

The worst is over for Bernie Sanders. The primaries in the South are finished, and now the Democratic contest heads north to bluer and, for the most part, whiter states.<p>Mr. Sanders should fare better over the second half of the primary season, after black voters gave Hillary Clinton such a big …

Government

Bernie Sanders: Why Trump voters should back me

<b>(CNN) —</b> Trailing Hillary Clinton among Democrats, Bernie Sanders could be looking across the aisle for new support -- specifically at down-on-their-luck voters drawn to Donald Trump's populist economic message.<p>In a taped interview with CBS' "Face the Nation" on Sunday, the Vermont senator -- a …

Middle-class
Government

Obama vows active role in 2016 presidential race

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama closed his next-to-last year in office with rare praise for congressional Republican leaders who helped orchestrate a bipartisan budget deal Friday, then vowed to work hard to beat the GOP and get a fellow Democrat elected to succeed him in the White …

Bernie Sanders

Scalia questions place of some black students in elite colleges

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia raised eyebrows on Wednesday with a comment he made during the court's hearing of an affirmative action case, in which he seemed to suggest some African-Americans belong in lesser colleges.<p>Scalia was questioning the attorney for the University …

Black Students

San Bernardino Residents: The City Had Pretty Awful Gun Violence Before Today | VICE News

The San Bernardino mass shooting, in which 14 people were killed and 21 others injured on Wednesday at a state facility that served developmentally disabled people, has focused America's attention on the California city located about 70 miles east of Los Angeles. Hours after the shooting, San …

Guns

Becoming Bernie: The 6 Chapters Of Sanders' Life

<i>This story comes from Vermont Public Radio and is an abridged version of its feature "Becoming Bernie: His Rise And His Record."</i> You can view the full story here.<p>Bernie Sanders is an improbable politician. Independent, occasionally irascible, he came from the far left and an urban background to win …

Middle-class

Robot revolution: rise of 'thinking' machines could exacerbate inequality

Global economy will be transformed over next 20 years at risk of growing inequality, say analysts<p>A “robot revolution” will transform the global economy over the next 20 years, cutting the costs of doing business but exacerbating social inequality, as machines take over everything from caring for …

The Future

Navajo Nation, where many struggle, weighs $20M for planes

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Lawmakers on the Navajo Nation have given the OK for a team to negotiate a $20 million loan to acquire three new planes, raising questions among tribal members about the priorities on the vast reservation where half the workforce is unemployed and thousands live without …

Ethnology

Why some 13-year-olds check social media 100 times a day

<i>Watch a CNN Special Report, "#Being13: Inside the Secret World of Teens</i><i>," on CNNgo</i><i>. Warning: This story contains explicit language.</i><p><b>(CNN) —</b> "I would rather not eat for a week than get my phone taken away. It's really bad," said Gia, a13-year-old. "I literally feel like I'm going to die."<p>"When I get …

Social Media

How Bernie Sanders would transform the nation

In the America that Bernie Sanders wants to create, tuition would be free for every student at every public college.<p>Which, of course, is another way of saying that the government would pay for it. To do that, the Democratic presidential candidate would spend $750 billion over 10 years and raise the …

Middle-class

Do humans stand a chance in Earth’s sixth mass extinction?

Scientists recently suggested that the Earth’s sixth mass extinction has begun. As terrifying as that sounds, surely humans are too smart and too important to get wiped out? Paleontologists have long tried to shed light on this question by looking for general rules that might predict the survival …

Paleontology

Bernie Sanders Live Tweets GOP Debate, Gets Bored, Goes Home Early

<b>This post was updated at 8:30 a.m. ET to include debate metrics from Twitter</b><p>Like no doubt millions of Americans, Bernie Sanders tuned in to the Republican debate on CNN. But the Vermont independent who is running for the Democratic nomination for president didn't stop there.<p>The septuagenarian …

Middle-class

What Is Generation Z, And What Does It Want?

And you thought you had just figured out millennials. It’s time to start wringing your hands about the new generation that’s about to enter the workforce. What do they even want?<p>Poor Generation Z. The oldest members of this cohort are barely 18 and they’re already getting a bad rap. Media and …

Demographics

Polish military urges caution in search of rumored Nazi gold train site

Polish military experts planning to examine the site where a Nazi "gold train" may have gone missing during World War II have urged authorities to first clear the thickly forested area in case it contains booby traps or volatile weapons.<p>New theories that the train may contain dangerous cargo have …

How a Bloody Railroad Strike Paved the Way for Labor Day

William Vandivert—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images<p>William Vandivert—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images<p>William Vandivert—The LIFE …

Labor Day