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Beyond 'Screen Time:' What Minecraft Teaches Kids

Kids can and should use the right kinds of video games to learn.<p>All video games are not created equal.<p>I wouldn’t recommend we encourage youth to play just any game. I doubt transferable skills are learned by repeatedly flapping a bird into a drainage tube. The best educational interventions are …

India becomes world's third-largest economy

India emerged as the world's third-largest economy in 2011 from being the 10th largest in 2005 in terms of purchasing power parity (PPP), according to a new study by the world's leading statistical agencies.<p>The 2011 International Comparison Program (ICP), which involves the World Bank, ranked India …

Oracle Billionaire Larry Ellison Might Team Up With Oprah To Buy The Clippers

Brian Windhorst, one of the best NBA reporters in the world, said yesterday on Tony Kornheiser's radio show, "Larry Ellison is the guy who is dying to buy a team."<p>Over at ESPN, there's a report that Ellison could team up with media moguls David Geffen and Oprah Winfrey to buy the Clippers. (Ellison …

These Are The People Who Might Buy the Clippers

Even before Adam Silver imposed a lifetime ban on Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling on Tuesday and vowed to force him to sell the team …

The Weirdest Public Sculptures

Huh?<p>On Monday, Atlantic City unveiled a life-size effigy of Miss America, raising a question: Does the premier beauty pageant really merit a bronze …

What happened to Sterling was morally wrong

This past week, my inbox blew up with e-mails asking whether Donald Sterling's First Amendment rights were violated in the uproar over the Los Angeles Clippers owner's racist remarks about black people. After all, he was simply expressing his views, however unpopular.<p>While he did have some rights …

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Andy Warhol images from Commodore Amiga computer recovered

Officials at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh have announced the recovery of long-unseen digital images that the late pop artist created on a Commodore Amiga computer in 1985.<p>The museum announced Thursday that the images were extracted from floppy disks that Warhol had used to save the files. …

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Mississippi Could Soon Shut Down Its Only Abortion Clinic

Mis­sis­sippi could soon be­come the first state in the na­tion without a single abor­tion pro­vider.<p>The U.S. Court of Ap­peals for the 5th Cir­cuit …

Caroline Kennedy Wants to See Hillary Run in 2016

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Texas County to Feed Feral Hogs to the Homeless

Authorities in Texas have signed off on plans to control the growing feral hog population that includes trapping and cooking the critters to feed to …

Drought Now Covers 100% of California

And the snowpack is melting quickly, too.<p>California's drought has finished its conquest of the state: 100 percent of the land here is now in a drought condition, and 96 percent of it is in a severe, extreme, or exceptional drought.<p>"This week marks the first time in the 15-year history of the USDM …

Injecting hope into the fight against malaria | Africa

Ten-month-old Daniel Obok lies in a hospital bed, his tiny body motionless as his anxious mother watches over him.<p>The baby was rushed to a hospital in southeastern Nigeria in January, slipping in and out of consciousness, and diagnosed with severe malaria.<p>"I thought I was going to lose him …

In Syria, war is woven into childhood

Smooth-cheeked child soldiers hold rifles in a land where cemeteries fill with tiny graves and kids pretend to dodge sniper bullets for fun.<p>Reporting from Aleppo, Syria<p>The baby-faced boy waited patiently for his turn at the small ice cream shop, his Kalashnikov balanced precariously over his …

Iranians increasingly reluctant to comply with strict hijab rules

When Iran's secular administration was overthrown in 1979, the Islamic government made it compulsory for women in the country to wear the hijab.<p>Now, 35 years on, women are increasingly reluctant to comply with government-imposed dress codes.<p>Many have taken to wearing headscarves made from …

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ANC's glory fades as South Africa's 'born free' generation votes

Six months pregnant, Elizabeth Kganyo was determined to cast her vote, even if it meant standing in a sun-baked queue for hours on end. "I was so excited because it was the first time," she recalls, sitting on an upturned plastic basket outside her shack in Diepsloot, north of Johannesburg. …

What does a black female soldier's hair have to do with defending her country?

When the Army updates AR 670-1, every soldier takes notice. They figure out whether they need to toss anything out or plan a trip to the on-base uniform store. But this time around, many female soldiers of color had to plan an expensive trip to the beauty salon.<p>Why? Because this change to the …

Central African Republic's Seleka rebels call for secession amid sectarian war

Rebels in the Central African Republic are calling for the establishment of a new country as a radical solution to the worsening sectarian conflict.<p>The name – the Republic of Northern Central Africa – and a design for a national flag, are circulating by mobile phone in the dusty town of Bambari, …

Canada military orders sexual misconduct review

<b>Canada's military has ordered an internal review after publication of a report suggested sexual assault "plagues" the country's armed forces.</b><p>An investigation by Canadian magazines Maclean's and L'actualite found five alleged assaults per day within the military community.<p>The report says those who …

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Karen O and N.A.S.A.'s Cover of Bob Marley's "I Shot the Sheriff" Gets Animated Video

Back in January, Sonos aired a commercial during the Grammys and Super Bowl that featured a cover of Bob Marley's "I Shot the Sheriff" performed by N.A.S.A. and Karen O. Now, N.A.S.A. has released a video for the cover. It was directed, illustrated, and animated by San Charoenchai. Watch it …

Traveling Toaster: Carl Zoch Photography

Photo: Carl Zoch<p>Photographer Carl Zoch isn't the type of person who becomes deeply attached to his belongings. But when he sold his things and moved into a Honda Element, the rig naturally grew on him. After all, it was home. Fast forward years later with many adventures and shenanigans in between …

Beyoncé Debuts "Pretty Hurts" Video

The superstar shows how painful pretty can be.<p>As if we needed another reason to respect, admire or obsess over Queen Bey, her just-released, intensely touching music video for "Pretty Hurts" speaks volumes about the everyday pressures society puts on women and girls to look beautiful. The clip …

BTS: Clark Little Shares His Passion for the Ocean and Shorebreak Photography

We’ve interviewed him before and his images have been seen around the globe, but today we have a video from <i>The Inertia</i> that takes a more intimate, …

Microsoft, Nokia and that mountain photo - CNN.com

Ahh, bromance. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, left, and former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop "share a moment," in Microsoft's words.<p><b>(CNN)</b> -- The hills are alive with the sound of ringtones.<p>On Friday, Microsoft announced it had completed its acquisition of Nokia, the phone maker and longtime Windows Phone …