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Kofi Annan, former UN chief, dies at 80

<b>Kofi Annan, the first black African to become UN secretary-general, has died aged 80 in Switzerland, his aides say.</b><p>He "passed away peacefully on Saturday after a short illness", the foundation named after him said on Saturday.<p>Mr Annan served two terms as UN chief from 1997 to 2006, and was awarded …

Africa

Bannon: Trump Was Right On Charlottesville; Left Was 'Just As Violent As KKK'

"President is being smeared" over his response to counterprotester Heather Heyer's death, says former White House strategist.<p>Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon said President Donald Trump was “absolutely correct” was he said there was “blame on both sides” after counterprotester …

Donald Trump

A closer look at Omarosa's excerpt on Puerto Rico -- from a reporter who was there

<b>(CNN) —</b> Only a few paragraphs of Omarosa Manigault Newman's book are about Puerto Rico. But their claims are significant: that President Donald Trump lacked empathy in Hurricane Maria's aftermath and that the President and Chief of Staff John Kelly referred to Puerto Ricans in derogatory terms.<p>The …

Donald Trump

Bruce Willis and Demi Moore Reunite in Sweet Photo for Daughter Rumer's 30th Birthday

Bruce Willis and Demi Moore are together again — for their daughter’s 30th birthday!<p>The two actors, who separated in 2000, reunited for their …

Bruce Willis

60 ex-CIA members condemn Trump for revoking Brennan’s security clearance

A day after 12 former senior intelligence officials signed a letter condemning President Trump for revoking the security clearance of former CIA …

Security

Rural Alabama charter opens as first integrated school in Sumter County

At 7:50 on Monday morning, when school started at the University Charter School in Livingston, in west Alabama's Sumter County, students in …

Education

Eating This Many Carbs Is Linked to a Longer Life

When it comes to carbs, your best nutrition strategy might be the oldest one in the book: moderation.<p>That’s according to a new study published in <i>The</i> …

Holistic Medicine

You Don't Just Get Fired at Amazon. What Happens Instead Is Brilliant. (Or Maybe Insane. Your Choice)

It's like "a video-conference version of the Thunderdome," as one report described it.<p>Few people would want to admit they nearly got fired from a job--especially from a big company like Amazon.<p>But a woman named Jane, who works at Amazon's headquarters in Seattle, came clean recently about her …

Employment

The secret to a meaningful life is simpler than you think

Some people seem to spend their whole lives dissatisfied, in search of a purpose. But philosopher Iddo Landau suggests that all of us have everything we need for a meaningful existence.<p>According to Landau, a philosophy professor at Haifa University in Israel and author of the 2017 book <i>Finding</i> …

University of London

An 11-Year-Old Got Most Of Her Genes From Her Dad, And Almost None From Her Mom

Only about 25 people in the world — all girls — have been reported with this genetic syndrome.<p>An 11-year-old girl from the Czech Republic was born with genes that came almost entirely from her father, instead of half from each parent.<p>Only about 25 people in the world — all girls — have been …

Building consciousness: How Westworld's sentient robots could become a reality

The Shock Doctrine Comes to Puerto Rico

Interview byDaniel Denvir<p>The US colony of Puerto Rico has suffered a series of shocks in recent years. In 2006, tax breaks intended to lure …

The Young Farmers Behind Puerto Rico’s Food Revolution

Ah, Puerto Rico! Land of rum and iguanas, palm trees and paddleboard yoga. I arrived in San Juan two days ago with every intention of reporting briskly and soberly on the state of food and farming here since Hurricane Maria hit last September.<p>But even the most sober reporter would be entrapped by …

A complaint guide for unhappy consumers

By Elisabeth Leamy<p>, Writer<p>They say 90 percent of success is showing up. For frustrated consumers, 90 percent of success is speaking up. And yet, only 4 percent of unhappy customers ever bother to complain, according to 1st Financial, a customer-service training firm.<p>People gripe to their friends or …

Customer Service

DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen defends family separation in heated White House briefing

Department of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen addressed reporters Monday amid intense backlash on the Trump administration's policy of prosecuting …

How Angelina Jolie Spent Father's Day Amid Custody Drama with Brad Pitt

Angelina Jolie was busy doing good over Father’s Day.<p>While her kids spent time with ex Brad Pitt over the holiday, Jolie visited families in the …

Hurricane Maria would have killed my mother – as it did thousands like her

Puerto Rico,Hurricane Maria,Hurricanes,Natural disasters and extreme weather,US weather,US news,Americas,World news,US politics<p>Hurricane Maria was followed by societal collapse. A portion of the blame must lie with the island’s own government

Bernie Sanders’ Criticism Of Israel Is Radical. And He’s Taking It Mainstream

Not many in the media are noticing, which is understandable given the burden of keeping up with Donald Trump, but in the shadow of Trump and Benjamin …

Can farming save Puerto Rico’s future?

<i>Our climate is changing, and our approaches to activism and politics have to change with it. That’s why FERN, in partnership with</i> The Nation<i>,</i> <i> is</i> …

Late-night takes jabs at Trump's self

Open this story in Apple News.<p>For the best reading experience, open this story on a device with Apple News. It may also be available on the …

The Shame in Puerto Rico

It is eight months now since Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico, leveling 70,000 homes and leaving 3.3 million people without power or water and the health care system in tatters. By any measure, the catastrophe was on a level with Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy, two other storms that devastated …

Introducing the 2017 Cook Political Report Partisan Voter Index

<b>April 7, 2017 | David Wasserman and Ally Flinn</b><p>The Cook Political Report is pleased to introduce the 20th anniversary edition of the Partisan Voter …

As hurricane season begins, 11,000 customers in Puerto Rico still without power

Hurricane season officially begins today, but thousands in Puerto Rico still haven't recovered from last year's. It could take another two months to …

Company Completes $305M Financing for 100MW Solar Project in Puerto Rico

The firm is on the inside track to establish a major solar farm in Puerto Rico, and obtaining financing brings it one step closer to the project's …

Trump and jobs: US unemployment rate matches 50-year low

The US jobs report shows the economy added 223,000 jobs in May. News Stream asks Florian Hense, European Economist at Berenberg Bank, how much credit President Trump deserves.

'A slow-motion train wreck': Trump is kicking off a trade war with America's closest allies

Not even the US's closest allies can avoid being caught in President Donald Trump's escalating trade battles.<p>Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on Thursday said steel and aluminum tariff exemptions for the European Union, Canada, and Mexico would expire at the end of the day. Starting Friday, he said, …

Sweden Advises Its Citizens to Prepare Wet Wipes and Tinned Hummus in the Event of War

Sweden has not gone to war with another country for over two centuries, but that hasn’t stopped the government from reissuing an emergency manual …

Marketing digital para vender más en Puerto Rico¿Que significa o en qué consiste?

Quieres que tus productos y servicios se vendan más en <b>Puerto Rico</b>, entonces no esperes más y aprovecha el <b>marketing digital</b> para que empieces a vender …

Russian troll farm, 13 suspects indicted in 2016 election interference

By Devlin Barrett<p>, Reporter<p>Sari Horwitz<p>, Reporter<p>Rosalind S. Helderman<p>, Reporter<p>The Justice Department’s special counsel announced a sweeping indictment Friday of a notorious Russian group of Internet trolls — charging 13 individuals and three companies with a long-running scheme to criminally …

Internet Research Agency

'Largest' microbiome study weighs in on our gut health

The first results of the largest study to have ever investigated the human microbiome are in. They have important implications for our dietary …