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Jimmy Carter Urges Obama To Reject Keystone XL Pipeline

Former President Jimmy Carter on Wednesday announced his opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline, joining a group of Nobel laureates urging President Barack Obama to reject the project.<p>In a letter to Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry, Carter and nine other Nobel Peace Prize recipients said the …

U.S. court deportations fall 43 percent over five years: report | Reuters

(Reuters) - Deportations through U.S. immigration courts have fallen 43 percent in the past five years as the federal government brought fewer cases before those courts, according to Justice Department data analyzed by the New York Times on Wednesday.<p>The Arizona-Mexico border fence near Naco, …

Trouble in paradise for Chile's Easter Island

<b>A few years ago, Chile's leading newspaper El Mercurio published a big article on the 10 biggest problems facing Easter Island, the remote Chilean outpost in the South Pacific.</b><p>They included dengue fever, the lack of a decent hospital, a steady accumulation of garbage, over-fishing, the arrival of …

Now a 'Pollen Vortex'? Wild Weather May Mean Allergy Nightmare

If the constant cold weren’t enough, a brutal winter has many speculating that the polar vortex will be replaced by a “pollen vortex,” leaving allergy sufferers sniffling and miserable.<p>Alesia Kotek is ready for the worst. She and her 13-year-old daughter Caitlin share allergies to grass and trees — …

Report: One fifth of China's soil contaminated

<b>Almost a fifth of China's soil is contaminated, an official study released by the government has shown.</b><p>Conducted between 2005-2013, it found that 16.1% of China's soil and 19.4% of its arable land showed contamination.<p>The report, by the Environmental Protection Ministry, named cadmium, nickel and …

'Earth's Cousin': Scientists Find Alien Planet That's Most Like Home

Scientists say a world that's 490 light-years away qualifies as the first confirmed Earth-sized exoplanet that could sustain life as we know it — but in an environment like nothing we've ever seen.<p>The planet, known as Kepler-186f, is "more of an Earth cousin than an Earth twin," Elisa Quintana, an …

Astronomy

House Republicans Might Pass Immigration Bills After All, Just as They Always Planned

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Remember earlier this year when House Republicans said they would deal with immigration reform once …

Obama to Dems: Defend my law

President Barack Obama has laid out the blueprint he thinks his party should follow on Obamacare as the midterms approach: “forcefully defend and be proud” of the law — and then move on, hitting Republicans for Washington dysfunction and inaction on the economy.<p>The question now is whether Democrats …

Venezuela’s Agony: Weak President, Strong Generals, Riots and Cocaine

One year after his election, President Maduro is losing his grip. But it’s not the opposition that’s growing stronger; it’s the cocaine-corrupted …

Brzezinski: Hope for Peace in Russia-Ukraine Conflict | The Takeaway | WNYC

Zbigniew Brzezinski, who served as National Security Advisor to President Carter and is now an advisor to the Center for Strategic and International …

Captain of sunken S. Korean ferry, 2 crew arrested

MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — The captain of the ferry that sank off South Korea, leaving more than 300 missing or dead, was arrested early Saturday on …

Brazil's Rousseff looks weak, but so do her election rivals | Reuters

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - With Brazil’s economy struggling, a scandal at its state-run oil company and nearly three-quarters of voters saying they want change from their government, President Dilma Rousseff looks vulnerable in her bid for re-election this October.<p>Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff …

South Korean shipwreck survivors: Passengers told 'don't move' as ship sank

Passengers aboard a sinking South Korean ferry faced a terrifying choice as the vessel rolled: obey commands barked over loudspeakers to stay in place, or don life vests and jump into the chilly ocean water.<p>"Don't move," a voice warned, according to a recording obtained by CNN affiliate YTN. "If …

Mind-bending vending machine dispenses marijuana

You can get just about anything from a vending machine these days including it seems marijuana.<p>Colorado in the US is to be the first to offer this service. The machine’s contents include pot and marijuana edibles.<p>To keep the products out of the wrong hands customers must swipe their driver’s …

Where's The Whole Grain In Most Of Our Wheat Bread?

We've all heard the advice to eat more whole grains, and cut back on refined starches.<p>And there's good reason. Compared with a diet heavy on refined grains, like white flour, a diet rich in whole grains — which includes everything from brown rice to steel-cut oats to farro — is linked to lower …

Struggling Dems wait for Hillary

She’s one of the most sought-after surrogates of a party that can use all the help it can get in the midterms. But for reasons both personal and strategic, Hillary Clinton, potential Democratic 2016 standard-bearer, has largely resisted the tug of electoral politics — and likely won’t hit the trail …

Berlusconi Ordered to Work with the Elderly as Community Service

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Silvio Berlusconi, the former prime minister of Italy who was convicted on tax fraud charges, has …

'World's most haunted island' up for auction

Dubbed one of the most haunted places in the world, Poveglia, which was sealed off after it was hit by the plague, is to be sold off to raise money for Italy<p>A lease of a Venetian island described as one of the most haunted places in Italy is due to be auctioned off next month as the Italian state …

Nigeria unrest: Gunmen abduct 'about 100 schoolgirls'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1069000/1069432_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524678799_d275d5bb1e70640ada4ef3b3ef18779c<p><b>Around 100 girls are thought to have been abducted in an attack on a school in north-east Nigeria, officials say.</b><p>Gunmen reportedly arrived at the …

Death toll rises to 75 in Nigeria bus station attack, health minister says

The toll from a massive explosion at a busy bus station in Nigeria's capital rose to 75 dead Tuesday and is expected to grow.<p>There has been no claim of responsibility for the rush-hour blast, though President Goodluck Jonathan is blaming the attack on Islamic extremists.<p>Health Minister Onyebuchi …

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Edward Snowden Wins ‘Truth-Teller’ Award

Hero or trait­or, Ed­ward Snowden can now add one thing to his re­sume: award-win­ner.<p>The former Na­tion­al Se­cur­ity Agency …

Surveillance

Can Deserts Stop Global Warming? No, but They Help, Study Says

The world's arid areas — deserts filled with scrubby vegetation and sand — are absorbing more of the carbon dioxide that's being emitted into the atmosphere than expected, a new study shows. While these ecosystems will not stop global warming, scientists said the finding provides a better …

Climate Change

Plane Search Shows World's Oceans Are Full of Trash

Search for missing Malaysian plane shines spotlight on giant ocean garbage patches.<p>Before Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing, sea trash was not a global headliner.<p><b>But as hundreds of objects sighted off the Australian coast as possible aircraft debris turn out to be discarded fishing</b> …

Drinking diet soda linked to heart disease

Diet soda’s sweet, nonexistent calories may be better for your waistline than your lifespan, a new study finds.<p>Older women who consume two or more …

Weight Loss

The UN’s Latest Dire Climate Warnings, Visualized

If you can’t slog through the IPCC’s 2,600-page report on the latest dangers of climate change, here are some handy charts and graphs about the new consensus on how bad things are going to get.<p>The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a United Nations group that issues reports on the …