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Rutgers confronts ties to slavery in groundbreaking report

Rutgers University is confronting its historical ties to slavery.<p>The New Jersey school founded in 1766 has compiled research that sheds new light on its beginnings, including an untold story of a slave who helped build the university's iconic Old Queens administration building.<p>The detailed report …

Rihanna, Beyoncé and More Catalog the Everyday Actions That Have Led to the Loss of Black Lives

Celebrities deliver the chilling truth about being black in America.<p>While Americans cope with the deaths resulting from gun violence and police brutality last week, many have been reflecting on what it really means to be a black person in this country. As a response to this, Mic.com published a …

Samsung's Galaxy Note 5 is official and will be available on August 21st

In terms of specific specs, the Note 5 has the same octacore Samsung Exynos processor as the S6, though this time it's paired with 4GB of RAM. You can get a Note 5 with either 32 or 64GB of storage. The 3,000mAh battery is actually smaller than the one in last year's Note 4, but the Note 5 includes …

Amazon employee steals $12,500 of iPhones, iPads and other devices

A 21-year-old Amazon employee in India has been arrested for allegedly stealing $12,500 worth of electronics — including numerous Apple devices — while working in the packing department of the company’s warehouse.<p>Pramod Bhamble placed orders himself, but instead of packing the correct products, he …

Vacationing in Iran: To Go or Not to Go?

<i>Photo Credit: Shutterstock/Borna_Mirahmadian</i><p><b>By Nicolle Monico</b><p>Last week, <i>NPR</i> broadcast a story entitled <i>'You Are Invited': Isolated Iran Seeks Foreign Tourists</i>, which juxtaposed the revolution's slogan, "Death to America," with its current international tourism campaign inviting foreigners (even …

Middle East

- One Billion Rising Revolution

White Florida Deputy Shoots Black Man Who Witnesses Say Had Hands Up

"I ask everyone to not rush to judgment and allow the investigation to be completed," Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings said at a news conference in Orlando.<p>Demings, who himself is African American and was surrounded by six religious leaders from the black community, said investigators have found …

Florida

Conflicting reports on Baghdadi's injury

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), has been injured and a close aide was killed in a US-led air strike, reports Iraqi state television.<p>There were no other details about the condition of the ISIL leader in Sunday's report.<p>Earlier on Sunday, a message …

Did Climate Change Contribute to the Fall of the Assyrian Empire?

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA—Adam Schneider of the University of California-San Diego and Selim Adali of the Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations in …

Documents Tell of Childhood in Roman Egypt

OSLO, NORWAY—Ville Vuolanto of the University of Oslo and April Pudsey of the University of Newcastle are systematically examining papyri from the …

Geoengineering: the ethical problems with cleaning the air

Intervening in climate change currently raises more questions than answers when it comes to manipulating the atmosphere<p>Last August, Berlin hosted an international conference on the controversial issue of geoengineering. We ask expert Dr Naomi Vaughan fromthe Tyndall Centre for Climate Change …

12 Must-Try Beauty Products From Asia... And How to Get Them Here

Photos: Robin Black, BeautyIsBoring.com<p>Something those Discover L.A. commercials don't tell you: Besides spotting celebs at Starbucks (enjoy your latte, Selena!), you can also source major beauty finds in L.A.'s many Asian supermarkets. Or Asian supermarkets anywhere, of course.<p>"They're one of the …