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Florida’s process for restoring voting rights to felons ruled unconstitutional

A federal judge declared Florida’s process for restoring voting rights to convicted felons unconstitutional Thursday, calling for immediate changes to a clemency process that he said risks being tainted by racial, religious or political bias.<p>"In Florida, elected, partisan officials have …

Jeb Bush

Squeezed Fans, Silent Stadiums: The Myth of Premier League Atmosphere

While the Premier League product is dependent on the idea of raucous matchday experiences, the marketing rarely matches the reality. So, how can we reverse the trend of declining atmospheres in our top-flight grounds?<p>The vast wealth of the Premier League and its cash-rich clubs relies on the …

Soccer

New peanut allergy prevention guidelines start in infancy

<b>(CNN) —</b> Peanut allergy affects about 2% of the children in the United States, and those numbers appear to be growing.<p>A serious peanut allergy can lead to anaphylaxis and, rarely, even death, which means some parents avoided introducing peanuts to their children.<p>But on Thursday, an expert panel …

Biomedicine

The GOP must do something about the conservative media industrial complex if it wants to survive

<b>Standing before a Miami audience</b>, sleeves rolled up, President Barack Obama was hard at work campaigning for Hillary Clinton.<p>But, as he sometimes does when he's riffing on the stump, the president took a detour in his speech. This time, he did so to make a point about Donald Trump and the …

Sean Hannity

An Economic Mystery: Why Are So Many Men Leaving The Workforce?

Working-age American men have been leaving the workforce for decades, and researchers are still trying to figure out why.<p>It's one the great economic mysteries: why are so many American men spending the prime years of their working life not just unemployed, but out of the workforce entirely, not …

Medical school can be brutal, and it’s making many of us suicidal

In August, a medical student at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York jumped out of an eighth-story window to her death.<p>Stories like this are too common among budding doctors across the United States. In May, a medical student at the University of Southern California took his own …

Mental Health

The wonderful football freestyling world of Indi Cowie

The 22-year-old from Boca Raton is one of the world’s top women in freestyle soccer. Luis Miguel Echegaray meets her – and watches open-mouthed<p>One of the first things that comes to mind, sitting across from Indi Cowie, who’s dressed in her familiar colorful soccer attire, is how mature and focused …

The San Antonio Spurs Are Coached to Think for Themselves

Why Gregg Popovich wants his NBA players to be engaged in the world and knowledgeable about current events<p>By<p>Ben Cohen<p>Ben Cohen<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@bzcohen<p>Google+<p>ben.cohen@wsj.com<p><i>San Antonio</i><p>Gregg Popovich came to San Antonio Spurs training camp this year prepared with some questions for …

Basketball

For Honor: the sword fighting game no publisher would touch for 14 years

When Ubisoft revealed For Honor early last year, it had some people scratching their heads. Is this a set piece laden hack-and-slasher in the vein of …

China is now buying more companies than the US

China has overtaken the US in outbound mergers and acquisitions for the first time, underscoring a global buying spree driven by the Chinese economy's growth over three decades and Beijing's programme to encourage companies to buy assets and technology from abroad.<p>In the first nine months of the …

China

Technology is taking jobs away from men—and reviving a pre-industrial version of masculinity

Many men lost their jobs when technology made them obsolete. The new jobs available were soul-crushing, undignified, and required an arduous commute—and that’s assuming companies would hire them. Most employers wouldn’t, because the men were considered too old and unskilled for the new work. And …

Manufacturing
Retrogaming

‘No Man’s Sky’ Is Like 18 Quintillion Bowls of Oatmeal

Sean Murray didn't lie about 'No Man's Sky.'<p>I know a game has captured the imagination of the mainstream when my mom asks me about it, and I know <i>No Man's Sky</i> is an exception in this rare category of games because she asked me about it twice: Once when Hello Games founder Sean Murray demoed it to …

No Man's Sky

The NSA hack proves Apple was right to fight the FBI

"The component of the government that is supposed to be absolutely best at keeping secrets didn't manage to keep this secret effectively," Nate Cardozo, a senior staff attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, told Business Insider.<p>In February, a judge ordered Apple to help the FBI unlock …

Privacy

World’s most bizarre natural phenomena

From Australia’s bubblegum-pink lake to a blood-red waterfall in Antarctica, these seven destinations are some of the world’s strangest sights.<p>Majestic mountains and sparkling seas always attract travellers – but sometimes nature has a bigger trick up her sleeve. To track down some of the world’s …

Nature

Barstool Sports

How I Shot Throne Portraits of Flo for Progressive Insurance

My name is Dana Neibert, and I’m an advertising photographer based in Coronado, California. I recently shot a series of portraits of Flo from …

Trump’s tax plan would do little for the average American but a lot for the 1%

Donald Trump’s three-bracket tax system looks appealingly simple, but it would end up making the rich richer – and leave the rest of America anything but great<p>If you were watching or listening to Donald Trump’s epic speech accepting the Republican party’s nomination for president, you couldn’t have …

What Did Mike Pence Do For Indiana Schools As Governor? Here's A Look

Tonight is the night Indiana Gov. Mike Pence will take the stage in Cleveland at the 2016 Republican National Convention. He is now, officially, the vice-presidential running mate of Republican nominee Donald Trump.<p>But before that happens, we want to take a dive into Pence's education policies in …

Education

Ten Myths About Affirmative Action

Myth 5: A large percentage of White workers will lose out if affirmative action is continued.<p>Government statistics do not support this myth. …

Affirmative Action

Fear Factor: Americans scared of their presidential options

WASHINGTON (AP) — The vast majority of Americans say they are afraid of at least one of the two major candidates — Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump — winning the White House, a remarkable finding that reflects an unsettled nation unhappy with its choice.<p>Eighty-one percent of Americans say they would …

'It's Not Us vs. Them'

One police chief's humble solution to violence<p>From the tiny town of Kenyon, Minnesota, Police Chief Lee Sjolander has a message for the 12,000 other police districts across the country.<p>Writing from his department’s Facebook page this morning, he advocates a humble role of public servitude that is …

Justice

Is America Repeating the Mistakes of 1968?

The Kerner Report confronted a tense nation with data about structural racism throughout the country and made recommendations to solve the problem. But America looked away.<p>“All of us, as Americans, should be troubled by these shootings, because these are not isolated incidents,” said President …

Political Science

Jurgen Klinsmann: U.S. players must 'throw themselves in the shark tank'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Jurgen Klinsmann is one of the most polarizing soccer coaches in the world. Many passionately support his drive to improve the performances of his players and his teams, while others are vociferously opposed to all the moving and shaking he does.<p>But he is also arguably one of the most …

Soccer

Estonia's Only Black Politician Is Considering His Options Post-Brexit

Abdul Turay, a British citizen, has used his own story to show how successful the European Union has been. Now he may have to give up his British citizenship to stay in Estonian politics.<p>Abdul Turay stands out in Estonia's political scene. He's the country's only black politician, and has been the …

Inside Is The Best Reviewed Xbox One Game of 2016 & 3rd Best on Xbox One Overall

Inside is Off to a Fabulous Start<p>Inside is making some waves with some killer review scores. The puzzle platformer adventure game developed by …

Microsoft is giving students a free Xbox One with Surface Pro 4 purchases

Microsoft is tempting students to buy a Surface Pro 4 this week with a new promotion running at its retail stores in the US. The software maker is taking $300 off when students buy a Surface Pro 4 and Xbox One. "So basically a free Xbox One with the purchase of a Surface Pro 4," says Terry Myerson, …

Science may explain why some people have deeply sensitive personalities

At the age of six, Jack Craven started telling his mother he wanted to die. “God made a mistake when he made me,” he would say. “Why can’t I just die?” His mother, Lori Craven, says she didn’t even know that kids his age could think such things: “Can you imagine your child saying that?”<p>Jack, now …

Autism

The guy who threw money at Sepp Blatter just brought Donald Trump some swastika golf balls

Donald Trump interrupted his U.S. presidential campaign Friday to visit one of the golf courses he owns in Scotland, as one does. Naturally, talk turned to Brexit, and just as naturally, Trump made sure to talk about how it would affect him personally.<p>Anyway, Trump’s speech was interrupted by a …

Donald Trump