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The 20th-Century Dictator Most Idolized by Hitler

Historians may credit Mussolini with inspiring Hitler’s rise to power, but the despot called a different contemporary his ‘shining star.’

Adolf Hitler’s obsessions, for he was a man prone to unhealthy fixations, were dangerous for the world—whether with himself, with art school, with his dreams of …

Adolf Hitler

How To Think Like a Writer

Are you a "within the lines" kind of thinker? Are you afraid to let your thoughts wander outside the perimeter?

Imagine what life could be like if your thoughts had no boundaries -- if you could transform a dull moment into an adventurous romp in your head -- and think like a writer, like I do.

While …

Wizard of Oz

Fires and chaos erupt in Ferguson after grand jury doesn't indict in Michael Brown case

Grand jury does not indict Darren Wilson

Are you there? Please share photos, videos and thoughts with CNN iReport if you can do so safely.

Ferguson, Missouri (CNN) -- The announcement of a grand jury's decision not to indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of unarmed teen …

Michael Brown

Hong Kongese : Please help Hong Kong

Holy Cow: Marc Newson Joining Apple's Design Team!

Late yesterday Vanity Fair broke the news: Marc Newson is joining Apple's design team!Apple's design veep Jonathan Ive is not only close friends with …

Marc Newson

'Unresponsive Aircraft': Plane Crashes After F-15 Chase Over Atlantic

A turboprop plane headed from New York to Florida stopped responding to radio calls and veered hundreds of miles off course — prompting a chase by two F-15 fighter jets — before crashing off the coast of Jamaica Friday afternoon, the Federal Aviation Administration said.

The pilot had been spotted …


The new Moto X could be the best Android phone ever made

Today, Motorola announced its second-generation Moto X, the successor to the company’s rebooted flagship smartphone that was unveiled just over a year ago. Yes, the phone will simply be called Moto X again — not X+1, as some rumors had suggested — and it’ll be available for the same $499 unlocked …


These 8 Tiny Islands Are Hidden Where You'd Least Expect Them

Paris, Venice and Rome are all famous tourist draws with one very particular thing in common: they all have islands hidden within them.

And since teensy isles are kind of our new favorite obsession, we've culled together some of our favorites for your viewing pleasure. A bonus: certain islands come …

Magna Carta

7 Things You Can Do on Friday to Make Monday Awesome


Instead of just waiting for the workweek to end, use those last few hours and these tips to make next week start out fantastic.

Most people get excited that Friday is here, especially if the week has been hectic and packed. But often Fridays can seem like a waste (especially before holidays). …


Archaeologists Discover Two Long Lost Ancient Maya Cities in Jungle of Mexico

In an amazing new discovery in the jungles of Mexico, archaeologists have uncovered two ancient Mayan cities, including ruined pyramid temples, …


National Geographic Environment: Divers Clean Reefs to Save Marine Life

A team of conservation divers visits three reefs to carefully extract fishing line and anchor rope that have become entangled in ocean habitats and …

Marine Biology

WSJ Live: Google Joins the Drone-Delivery Bandwagon

Google's advanced-research lab said it is developing a system of drones to deliver goods with its Project Wing prototype. Photo: Google


DNews: Are We Living in a Holographic Universe?

Have you ever wondered if the universe is actually just a holographic projection? While it sounds crazy, Dr. Ian O'Neill and Trace explain why …


Pakistani Army Puts State TV Back On Air After Protesters Storm The Building

Three protesters were killed and at least 500 more wounded during clashes with police over the weekend.

Anti-government protesters calling for the prime minister’s resignation briefly took control of the headquarters of the state-owned Pakistan Television (PTV) on Monday and forced the channel to …

Pakistani Army

Pakistani Police, Protesters Clash In The Streets Of Islamabad

The clashes injured hundreds of people and began as protesters marched on the home of Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. The protesters have called for Sharif’s resignation.

UPDATED — Aug. 31, 1:30 a.m. EDT

More than two weeks of protests in Pakistan came to a head Saturday evening when police …


Line of Credit vs. Term Loan: Which Is Best For My Business?

If you’re seeking capital to run and grow your small business, you may be debating between a line of credit and a term loan. But how do these two …


ISIS Demands A $6.6 Million Ransom For Release Of A 26-Year-Old American Woman

The militant Islamic group known as ISIS has released demands that America pay a $6.6 million ransom and release a suspected terrorist in exchange for the release of a captured 26-year-old American woman, ABC News reports.

The American woman was captured over a year ago while participating in …


Sin City: A Dame To Kill For Official Trailer #1 (2014) - Joseph Gordon-Levitt Movie HD

Couple’s therapy gone wrong: “The One I Love” and the creative starvation of American indie film

Elisabeth Moss of "Mad Men" and Mark Duplass try to work things out in a gimmicky sci-fi relationship drama

Here’s a tip to aspiring screenwriters: When you get to that clever, meta, self-referential moment when your characters describe their situation as a “Twilight Zone episode,” it might be nice …

The Real Price of Fast Growth


Every scrappy startup dreams of getting big. But a significant turning point at men's clothing retailer J.Hilburn illuminates the immense strain a growing company's transformation often entails.

J.Hilburn was a startup that had beat the odds.

In 2012, the company, which sells custom high-end …


Israeli air strike kills three Hamas commanders in Gaza

(Reuters) - Israel killed three senior Hamas commanders in the Gaza Strip in an air strike on Thursday and said it would continue to target the group's armed leadership after a ceasefire failed.

Hamas, which dominates Gaza, named the men as Mohammed Abu Shammala, Raed al-Attar and Mohammed Barhoum, …

Middle East

Pictures of the Week 8.21.14

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is booked; he calls charges an 'injustice'

After a pre-booking gathering that doubled as a campaign-style rally, Texas Gov. Rick Perry strode into a criminal justice center in Austin on Tuesday to be booked on two felony counts that pose for him both legal and political peril.

Before entering to be fingerprinted and photographed, Perry …


What Cured Ebola Patients Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol?

The two American Ebola patients, medical missionaries Nancy Writebol and Dr. Kent Brantly, have walked out of Emory University Hospital in Atlanta infection-free.

They were the first human beings to receive an experimental drug called ZMapp. But they are not the first people to have recovered from …


Robin Williams's Greatest Moments on Stage and Screen (Video)

The comedian and actor, who died Monday, had incredible range as a performer. Watch scenes from some of his most memorable roles and best standup bits.

‘Mork & Mindy’ (1978)

Williams got a TV series out of a popular guest spot on an episode of Happy Days, playing a kooky alien who comes to Earth and …

Robin Williams

How HSN uses Pinterest to make waves

Four months ago, omni-channel retailer HSN launched The List with Colleen Lopez, a fashion program that features must-have items and… Pinterest!

Since …

Four-year-old survives 11-day ordeal in bear-infested Siberian forest

The girl was lost in the Russian far north for almost a fortnight with only her puppy to defend her

A four-year-old girl was recovering in hospital after being lost for nearly two weeks in a bear-infested forest in Russia with only her puppy to defend her.

Karina Chikitova was found emaciated but …


Are you a Traveler or a Tourist?

If you dream of setting foot on distant shores, of strolling beneath foreign stars or if you can't wait to pack a bag and leave behind the familiar and the comfortable, then you, kindred soul, are a traveler.

There are bits of me all over the world; nail clippings in Taiwan, hair in Oman and skin …

Middle East Travel