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What Is The U.S. Goal In Syria?

With an attack on a Syrian air base, the United States has now bombed the two main players in Syrian war — President Bashar Assad's military and the Islamic State.<p>This raises a fundamental question about U.S. aims in the Syrian war: If the two most powerful groups in Syria are both unacceptable, …

Middle East

To Be An Effective Leader Keep A Leadership Journal

Teddy Roosevelt did it. Harry Truman did it. Want to be an outstanding leader? Keep a leadership journal. As part of my executive coaching work, one of the most effective tools I recommend that powers up the coaching process is a leadership journal. The exercise of leadership is not unlike a sport …

Mindfulness

The jockey who raced again after reading his own obituary

<b>When National Hunt jockey Declan Murphy suffered a disastrous fall at Haydock Park in 1994, after winning all the major races that season, the Racing Post published his obituary. But as he explains here, a furious determination got him back in the saddle.</b><p>I was probably four when I sat on my first …

Horse Racing

What we know about Syria's chemical weapons

<b>(CNN) —</b> Horrifying images and video show civilians -- including children -- struggling to breathe, foam coming from their mouths as they appear to die of asphyxiation after an airstrike on a rebel-held town in northwestern Syria on Tuesday.<p>Syria's military has denied using chemical weapons and …

Middle East

Muhammad Ali: 4 Ways He Changed America

From black pride to laying the groundwork for rap, how "The Greatest of All Time" left an impact on our nation<p>Without question, Muhammad Ali …

Black History

‘Now You See Me 2’ to Release in China (EXCLUSIVE)

Lionsgate’s comedy thriller “Now You See Me 2” set in the world of magicians will release in China next month. The film, which is directed by …

A video of DC’s biggest mistakes shows why they might never catch up with Marvel

Marvel and DC have competed at comic book shops and newsstands for decades, but the stakes are higher than ever as the two brands compete at the box …

The 13 Sexiest Looks From This Year's Cannes Film Festival

Cannes Film Festival

He’s Got A Point: T.I. Says If He Promoted Violence Like Donald Trump “I Would Be Called A Common Thug”

T.I. Believes He’d Be Labeled A Thug If He Promoted Violence Like Donald Trump<p>Say what you want about Clifford “Tip” Harris and his love of …

Trump offers a preview of his authoritarian presidency

Donald Trump says so many things that are offensive, incorrect, and dishonest that it is often impossible to keep up. In just the past few days, he’s …

'He's no Cary Grant': Donald Trump insults George Clooney's acting ability after the movie star said there was no way the mogul will win the presidential election

• <b>Donald Trump insulted George Clooney during an interview on Fox & Friends Friday morning</b>• <b><br>Comments come after Clooney spoke about Trump during a press</b> …

Donald Trump

Racism is the bogeyman

America is not a young land: it is old and dirty and evil before the settlers, before the Indians. The evil is there waiting.<p>William S. …

7 Disqualifying Things Donald Trump Has Done in the Past 48 Hours

Luckily, everything Trump has ever said is just a “suggestion” and the truth is meaningless.<p>It has been a little over a week since <b>Ted Cruz</b> and <b>John Kasich</b> suspended their campaigns, making <b>Donald Trump</b> the presumptive Republican presidential nominee and allowing him to do pretty much whatever he …

Donald Trump

Trump won, but who lost the most?

<b>The race for the Republican nomination is over, with one winner - Donald Trump - and 16 losers.</b><p>But there are many different shades of losing. There's the silver-lining, get 'em next time variety. Then there's the sitting-in-the-middle-of-the-pitch surrender cobra, …

Government

Stephen Colbert Explains the Bullsh*t Behind Donald Trump's Meeting with Paul Ryan

We're all pawns.<p>Before the Big Important Meeting between Paul Ryan and Donald Trump yesterday, the interwebz were abuzz with speculation about what would go down. Would Trump convince the Speaker to endorse him? Would Ryan convince the apricot demagogue to stop demagoguing so hard? Would the …

Donald Trump

6 Ways a Donald Trump Presidency Could Affect Your Wallet

A year ago, few could have imagined Donald Trump in the White House as our 45th president. However, following Trump's primary victory in Indiana, Republican presidential candidates Ted Cruz and John Kasich have both suspended their campaigns. In other words, there are no longer any front-running …

Retirement

'Big Data' Is No Longer Enough: It's Now All About 'Fast Data'

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Data is growing at a faster rate than ever before. By 2020, every person online will create roughly 1.7 megabytes of new data every second of every day, and that’s on top of the 44 zettabytes (or 44 trillion gigabytes) of data that will …

Newly Discovered Microbe Does Something Textbooks Say Is Impossible: It Lives Without Mitochondria

Cells have adapted to find new ways of life.<p>According to established scientific knowledge, complex cells (called eukaryotic cells) can't survive …

George Clooney admits money he raised for Hillary Clinton is 'obscene'

George Clooney, who hosted big-money fundraisers for Hillary Clinton in California this weekend, has called such fundraising “obscene”.<p>'They sell you a dream': tech workers protest Clooney event for Clinton<p>Read more<p>In response Bernie Sanders, Clinton’s opponent for the Democratic nomination, said …

Middle-class

Only Amazon can open a college bookstore with no books

Amazon's seventh college retail location underscores the online retail giant's desire for a more physical presence.<p>Amazon@Penn probably doesn't look like any store you've ever visited. The brightly lit space includes no shelves, no standing inventory and no checkout. It's likely debatable the …

eCommerce

Julia Roberts Sinks Her Toes Into the Plush Red Carpet at Cannes

It looks so soft.<p>There is no feeling quite as liberating as taking off a pair of high heels–especially when combined with a DGAF attitude at a fancy event. See: Julia Roberts yesterday at the Cannes premiere of her movie <i>Money Monster</i>. While the film festival has gotten a bad rep for its strict …

Microsoft Changes Windows 10 'Free Upgrade' Rules

Last week Microsoft warned that free Windows 10 upgrades will soon end – but fear not! Microsoft has now posted a new update revealing a rule change which will allow some users to enjoy free upgrades forever…<p>Taking to its Microsoft Developer blog, Senior Program Manager Daniel Hubbell explained:<p>“As …

Windows 10

Global warming won’t just change the weather—it could trigger massive earthquakes and volcanoes

Bill McGuire is not optimistic about humanity’s future. In his book, <i>Waking the Giant: How a changing climate triggers earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanoes</i>, he explains why.<p>By his estimation, carbon dioxide emissions from human activity since industrialization began have changed the trajectory of …

Climate Change

Storm Katie 2016: Flights cancelled amid 105mph winds

Storm Katie has battered southern Britain, with winds of up to 105mph forcing dozens of flights to be cancelled or diverted and major bridges shut.<p>The Met Office issued an amber weather warning for strong gusts for London and the south east, with a yellow alert for the east and south-west of …

Inside Thom Browne’s most twisted show yet

Thom Browne always puts on a show. In the past he’s dressed models up like scarecrows, painted them silver like Shirley Eaton in <i>Golden Girl</i> and had them emerge from coffins like vampires. But he’s not just about theatrical fashion shows. Known for his eccentric take on the classic men’s suit, …

Kill Bill

Iran nuclear deal survives: Democrats block disapproval vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats voted to uphold the hard-fought nuclear accord with Iran on Thursday, overcoming ferocious GOP opposition and …

Republicans

Sock It to Me: A Brief History of Rock & Roll Variety Shows

From the Smothers to Neil Patrick Harris, how TV's old-school format got subversive and hip<p>When Neil Patrick Harris returns to TV next week, he won't …

Comedy

Jessica Simpson Calls First Marriage To Ex-Husband Nick Lachey Her 'Biggest Money Mistake'

Nearly a decade after Jessica Simpson and ex-husband Nick Lachey split, the fashion mogul is calling their three-year marriage a financial …

Jessica Simpson

Biden says he's unsure he can commit fully to be president

NEW YORK (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden said he is overwhelmed at times by his son's death and unconvinced he could commit fully to being president, …

Joe Biden

Key reasons why opponents hate the Iran nuclear deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even though opponents of the Iran nuclear deal can't win in Congress, they aren't going to go quietly.<p>Conservative Republicans are …

South Asia