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What Early-20th Century American Presidents Sounded Like

Everyone knows JFK's Boston accent and, thanks to the 24-hour news cycle, is more than familiar with the voices of recent presidents like Bill …

New Jersey

Donald Trump: Ban all Muslim travel to U.S.

<b>(CNN) —</b> Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump called Monday for barring all Muslims from entering the United States.<p>"Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country's representatives can figure out what is going on," a …

Donald Trump

Meaningful Gun Control Will Never Happen in the U.S.

This past week, the Internet, our editorial pages, and our talk shows have been filled with calls for gun control. That happens every time there's a terrible massacre like the one we saw in South Carolina. The talk always fades.<p>I support gun control, but these efforts are doomed and always have …

Why I'm Running for President as a Republican

Today I am announcing my candidacy for the Republican Party's nomination for President of the United States of America. You might justifiably point out that I -- a Democrat -- would be an odd choice to lead the Republican ticket. To these naysayers, I counter that by adding me to the field, …

The Science Of Why You Should Spend Your Money On Experiences, Not Things

You don’t have infinite money. Spend it on stuff that research says makes you happy.<p>Most people are in the pursuit of happiness. There are economists who think happiness is the best indicator of the health of a society. We know that money can make you happier, though after your basic needs are met, …

Happiness

Portraits of People and Their Essential Everyday Items

How much can you tell about a person from the small items they carry around every day? Do they provide a more comprehensive picture of who a person …

Photography

8 Trips You HAVE to Take Before You Die

There are trips we strongly recommend you take and then there are those that we basically demand. Trust us, as travel experts, we know the getaways that should make your bucket list. Here are eight trips you HAVE to take before you die -- and we even ordered them chronologically with the adventure …

The 'Invisible Hand' Conversation Is All Wrong; Here's the One We Should Be Having

<i>"Bust of Adam Smith" by Patric Parc, 1845. (Wikipedia)</i><p>"Mainstream economics" has been a bone of contention for more than a century and the tussle continues today. Just look around. You can see this history repeat itself in the estimable New York Review of Books, where Princeton economist Alan …

Analysis: Obama challenges GOP again, this time with budget

WASHINGTON (AP) — With higher taxes on the wealthy and billions in new spending, President Barack Obama's no-balance budget lays down an audacious …

Economics

One important way the UK's NHS is much worse than America's private health system

Since then, I've had a huge number of emails from readers. (I've read them all, and tried to respond to as many as possible.) But the most interesting email came from Ross Binkley, who sent me a link to a US Centers for Disease Control study of waiting times in US emergency rooms. The CDC is …

Physiology

American Sniper : Rethinking Our Criticism

I quickly grew tired of reading passionate reviews of <i>American Sniper</i> that contained a sentence midpoint that read, "I haven't seen the movie." And so it was that I decided to go see the movie myself.<p>I'll start by saying that the most common complaint I've seen -- that "it glorifies war" -- falls …

The Best Laptops You Can Buy

Maybe it's a bit more clunky than you thought when you carry it in your bag during a commute. Perhaps the screen is too reflective for your liking when you're watching Netflix. And worst of all, what if the battery life is much shorter than you expected?<p>We've researched some of the best laptops on …

State of the Union 2015 analysis: What he said, what he meant

He has messages for his GOP and Democratic critics.<p>President Barack Obama used his State of the Union speech Tuesday night to set an optimistic tone for the rest of his presidency — but also to drop big hints about the fights that lie ahead.<p>He targeted lines at his Republican critics and talked …

Republicans

Three ex-Google engineers have created a Microsoft Surface clone

Naturally, it runs Android<p>Microsoft’s Surface tablet has inspired a few clones during its short history, but the latest rip off comes from three ex-Google engineers. Jeremy Zhou, David Ko, and Ben Luk used to work on products like Google Maps and search at the web giant, and formed Jide Technology …

Paris Hostages Survived Hidden In Fridges And Beneath Sinks

At the printing business northeast of Paris besieged by the brothers believed to have carried out the Charlie Hebdo massacre, one employee took refuge "under a sink in the canteen" upstairs, Paris prosecutor Francois Molins told reporters.<p>The employee -- a 26-year-old graphic designer named Lilian, …

Romney says he’s weighing 2016 White House bid

Mitt Romney told a group of supporters in New York on Friday that he is considering a third run for the White House, after denying interest for months in a 2016 bid, Fox News has confirmed.<p>The former Massachusetts Republican governor, who ran against President Obama in 2012 and lost, made the …

Will religion ever disappear?

Atheism is on the rise around the world, so does that mean spirituality will soon be a thing of the past? Rachel Nuwer discovers that the answer is far from simple.<p>A growing number of people, millions worldwide, say they believe that life definitively ends at death – that there is no God, no …

Religion

The 17 best drone videos that gave a whole new perspective to 2014

Drone photography came into its own this year.<p>Quadcopters with cameras got better and cheaper, turning more people into drone hobbyists and professional aerial videographers. Drones were used for cityscapes, nature walks, concerts, real estate listings, disaster surveys, Olympic sports—even …

Drones

Here Are The 6 Key Elements Of Obama's Immigration Plan

Prior to Obama's speech, the White House distributed a fact sheet with a more detailed list of the various parts of his plan. It included a slew of changes to existing programs and new initiatives, but there were six main components:<p><b>Protecting Parents of Naturalized Children:</b> One of the groups who …

Rand Paul’s Greatest Weakness

It's himself.<p>It’s something of a miracle that Keith Richards is still around. The notoriously hard-living guitarist for the legendary Rolling Stones has spent decades spitting in the face of medical science. Some swear he’s found a way to defy death.<p>And so it is that we confront the equally …

FBI most-wanted suspect Eric Frein in custody in Pennsylvania

After nearly seven weeks on the run, suspected cop killer Eric Matthew Frein is in custody, Pennsylvania State Police spokeswoman Connie Devens said Thursday.<p>According to a local government official briefed on the matter, Frein was caught at an abandoned airport between Henryville and Tannersville. …

Super PACs Keep Candidates Afloat With A Little Help From Their Friends

WASHINGTON -- In August, stories began to percolate that Terri Lynn Land, the Republican Senate candidate in Michigan, didn't have what it takes to win. Despite the GOP's quest to retake the Senate, the national party pulled back from that contest.<p>The National Republican Senatorial Committee made …

This Week in World War I October 24-31, 1914

German & Ottoman Troops in Jerusalem 1916<p>The Ottoman Empire in World War I<p>At the start of the twentieth century, the Ottoman Empire, often referred to as the "sick man of Europe", was in a state of terminal decline. Nominally ruled by the Turkish Sultan Mehmed (Mohammed) V from Constantinople, …

Cannabis can be highly addictive, major study finds

Research conducted over 20 years links long-term cannabis use with mental illness, lower academic attainment and lower birth-weight of children<p>Cannabis can be highly addictive, cause mental health problems and lead to hard drug use, according to a major study led by a leading British expert on …

Cannabis

Ukraine launches 'large-scale' operation to retake Slovyansk, say pro-Russian rebels

Ukrainian forces have launched a “large-scale operation“ to retake the eastern town of Slovyansk, according to pro-Russian separatists in the rebel stronghold.<p>Gunfire is said to have been heard. Russian media reports quote an insurgent leader as saying that two helicopters have been shot down.<p>In …

U.S. sanctions Putin allies as Ukraine violence goes on | Reuters

DONETSK/SLAVIANSK, Ukraine (Reuters) - The United States imposed new sanctions on allies of Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday, prompting Moscow to denounce “Cold War” tactics amid more violence in eastern Ukraine.<p>The move to ban visas and freeze assets of the likes of Putin’s friend Igor …

27 Of The Best Places In The World To Swim

Planet Earth is made up of 71% water allowing so many opportunities for <i>great</i> swimming. That would require quite a bit of exploring to find perfection, so we made your life easier and have listed the 27 best places in the world to take a dip.<p><b>1. Linapacan Island, Palawan, Philippines</b><p>An island …

The World's 6 Most Insane Ziplines

Credit: Zip2000<p>Combining speed, height, and a totally flimsy harness that in no way looks like it can hold you up, ziplining is sheer excitement meets pure terror -- an exhilarating ride atop some of the planet's most gorgeous landscapes. But which lines are worth the zip? From 165 feet underground …

Secret swims: the cenotes of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula

Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula has undeniably stunning beaches around Cancún, Playa Del Carmen and Tulum. But those who wish to cool off from the sun and teeny-bikini flashiness can escape to a secret underworld of turquoise pools where Mayans communicated with the gods.<p>At these hidden locations, you …