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Not much progress reported on effort to overhaul tax code

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration and Republican congressional leaders appear to have made little concrete progress on a plan to overhaul …

McConnell Overreached On Health Care And Paid The Price

What happened in the Senate early Friday morning was a rarely seen political event of the sort last observed in September 2008, when a financial …

Health Care

Democrats and Republicans negotiating to avert US healthcare crisis

Bipartisan talks are taking place behind the scenes in Washington to end the impasse over US healthcare.<p>With the Senate voting against repealing Obamacare, there are mounting fears that the US healthcare system could collapse.<p>The crisis has been heightened by Donald Trump threatening to cut off …

Republicans

The ‘Radium Girls’ literally glowed from their work—and then it started killing them

Kate Moore’s new book explores their tragic story<p>At factories like the Radium Luminous Materials Corporation on Third Street in Newark, young women …

Medicine

Animality

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An Orangutan in Indianapolis Has Learned to Ape Human Speech

We’ve all seen videos of “talking” animals, from thrashing parrots and warbling huskies to petrified cats. Bizarre and seemingly human-like as these …

Robin Williams

Facebook is pushing more people to an app they didn't choose

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook is once again getting pushy about how people message one another.<p>Two years ago, the social-media giant forced its users …

Dover traffic: 'We were stuck in traffic for 16 hours'

UK officials are to assist with French border checks at the Port of Dover, after the government said motorists had suffered "extraordinary disruption".<p>Motorists were caught up in long delays through Kent, due to high numbers of holidaymakers and understaffed French border posts amid heightened …

Why calls for “unity” in American politics are not enough: Look at the 1930s and 1940s

The US is in the midst of a tepid economic recovery following a catastrophic downturn, but millions of Americans continue to feel left behind. Some turn their anger on corporations and Wall Street. Others target nonwhite immigrant workers. A charismatic media personality with a populist message …

Political Science

This Poster for 'Birth of a Nation' Is a Punch to the Gut

A powerful poster for a powerful film.<p>In <i>Birth of a Nation,</i> Nate Parker plays Nat Turner, a Virginia slave who led a rebellion of slaves and free blacks in 1831. The film swept Sundance and is already generating Oscar buzz.<p>On Friday, Parker tweeted out the upcoming film's poster—a powerful image of …

Tesla Autopilot wasn't created so cars could drive themselves

Two federal-government agencies are investigating the tragic incident, along with other nonfatal accidents involving Autopilot.<p>The crash has also set off a debate about what the future holds for driverless cars.<p>But much of the discussion around Tesla's response to the incident is missing the point …

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: 'I regret making' Donald Trump remarks

<b>(CNN) —</b> Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said Thursday she regrets remarks she made earlier this week to CNN and other news outlets criticizing presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.<p>"On reflection, my recent remarks in response to press inquiries were ill-advised and I …

Donald Trump

Tesla says autopilot was not on during Pennsylvania crash

Tesla refuted a driver's claim that his car was in autopilot when it crashed on the Pennsylvania Turnpike earlier this month.<p>Logs from the Model X driven by 77-year-old Albert Scaglione on July 1 show the vehicle took itself out of autopilot about 25 seconds before the crash because Scaglione did …

Tesla

Justice Ginsburg: ‘I Regret’ Bashing Trump

Encinitas school district to require weekly yoga instruction

The Encinitas school board on Tuesday approved a plan to spend $416,000 in the next school year on a health and wellness program that must include at least one day of yoga instruction per week.<p>The plan — another attempt at compromise with parents unhappy that district money would be spent on yoga …

Chinese authorities to tear up 'toxic' school running tracks

<b>China's Ministry of Education has said it will tear up running tracks at schools that have been blamed for making students ill.</b><p>Children across China have reported suffering nosebleeds, headaches and coughing after using the tracks.<p>On Tuesday, state broadcaster CCTV released a rare undercover report …

If You Care About LGBTQ Lives, You Should Oppose the FBI on iPhone Encryption

Encryption technology is doing as much, if not more, to keep queer and trans people safe as legislation.<p>For most people, losing a phone or having it stolen can be nerve-racking.<p>It's hard to shake the icky feeling that whoever has it could be looking at all your private text messages, your emails, …

Guide to help parents to spot 'problem behaviour'

<b>A health watchdog has issued guidelines to help parents distinguish between naughtiness and more worrying behaviour in their children that might need medical intervention.</b><p>About one in every 20 children aged five to 16 has a conduct disorder - persistent and extreme misbehaviour.<p>The National …

Sleep Tips to Wake Up With More Energy

Good sleeping is key to maintaining energy throughout the day. Here's how to get a quality rest.<p>Even if you log a full eight hours of shut-eye at night, you might not be getting the deep sleep you require. That's right--just like crunches and sex, when it comes to snagging Z's, quality counts as …

What Is Perhaps the Most Powerful Word in the English Language?

I'll spare you the tease. That word is "no"!<p>The ability to be assertive and say "no" is a communication skill we all learn at a very young age. If you're a parent, you know better than anyone that once this word enters a child's vocabulary it's used very often. However, as an adult, "no" is often …

Do You Have a Yo-Yo Mind?

In the small Utah town where I grew up, the Mormon Church was the place where all my friends congregated, and of course, that's where all the girls were. So that's where I was. One night in our youth group, the leader passed around pencils and paper and said, "If you could have one thing -- right …