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Sources: Senate GOP prepares for Obamacare repeal vote next week

Republicans are working behind closed doors — and quickly — to finalize a bill and bring it to the floor.<p>Senate Republicans are preparing to vote on Obamacare repeal next week, according to multiple sources familiar with the negotiations, potentially leaving rank-and-file lawmakers with no more …

Mitch McConnell

How Meditation And Yoga Can Alter The Expression Of Our Genes

For those who are still skeptical about whether mind-body practices like meditation, yoga, and Tai Chi actually work, a new study goes further in laying out how they affect us—right down to the level of our genes. The new review, published in the journal <i>Frontiers in Immunology,</i> looks back over a …

Genetics

Otto Warmbier, American Student Released From North Korea, Dies

Otto F. Warmbier, the University of Virginia honors student who was released from a North Korean prison last week after spending 17 months in captivity and more than a year in a coma, died on Monday at the Cincinnati hospital where he had been receiving treatment, his family said.<p>Mr. Warmbier’s …

North Korea

Conglomerates Didn’t Die. They Look Like Amazon.

The conglomerate was supposed to be dead, a relic of a bygone era of corporate America. Investors, we have been repeatedly told, want smaller, nimbler, more focused companies.<p>And yet there is Amazon.<p>Just when it seemed that sprawling empire building had gone out of vogue — eulogies were written …

Jeff Bezos

Russia Warns U.S. After Downing of Syrian Warplane

WASHINGTON — Long-running tensions between the United States and Russia erupted publicly on Monday as Moscow condemned the American military’s downing of a Syrian warplane and threatened to target aircraft flown by the United States and its allies west of the Euphrates.<p>The Russians also said they …

Middle East

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Perfect time of the year to hike the Mist Trail in Yosemite. The waterfalls are full and gorgeous, the trees are at their greenest and you can spot some wild coyotes running around. 🌲💦🐺

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Ancient DNA Could Unravel the Mystery of Prehistoric European Migration

Let’s face it: Even with the modern conveniences of U-Hauls and cardboard boxes, moving is a pain. For Neolithic humans living in Europe 5,000 years …

Anthropology