Abdul Walee

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Dozens of Palestinians killed in Gaza clashes as US Embassy opens

<b>Gaza (CNN) —</b> Israeli forces killed dozens of Palestinians in bloody clashes at the Gaza border Monday in the deadliest day there since the 2014 war, as the US officially opened its Embassy in Jerusalem just 50 miles away.<p>At least 58 Palestinians died, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry, …

Israel

US opens new embassy in Jerusalem as dozens are killed in Gaza

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The US officially relocated its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem on Monday, formally upending decades of American foreign policy in a move that was met with clashes and protests along the Israeli-Gaza border.<p>At least 58 Palestinians were killed and more than 2,700 …

Israel

An off-duty police officer thought a man stole Mentos. So he drew his gun.

For a moment, after the off-duty officer produced his pistol, Jose Arreola considered how he might die over a $1.19 pack of Mentos.<p>Arreola had already paid for the mints in an Orange County gas station March 16 and slid them into his pocket. The officer behind him, clad in black shorts and a …

Orange County

School's first female black student president was the target of a racist attack. Now she's suing over the 'troll storm' that followed

<b>(CNN) —</b> After Taylor Dumpson became the first female African-American president of American University's student government, she was targeted by a racist backlash.<p>Now she wants justice -- not just for a vile incident involving an unidentified man hanging bananas from nooses around the school's …

Rights & Freedoms

Opinion: We’re on the cusp of the third digital revolution, and here’s how not to be left behind

Over the past 50 years, two digital revolutions — in communication and computation — have created unprecedented wealth and transformed how we live, …

Fabrication

End of the American dream? The dark history of 'America first'

When he promised to put America first in his inaugural speech, Donald Trump drew on a slogan with a long and sinister history – a sign of what was to follow in his presidency<p>“Sadly, the American dream is dead,” Donald Trump proclaimed when he announced his candidacy for president of the United …

Political Science

Civil rights prosecutors again recommend charges in death of Eric Garner

Career civil rights prosecutors have again recommended pursuing charges against the officer involved in the death of Eric Garner, whose videotaped takedown by New York City police sparked a national outcry, though it remains uncertain whether a case will be approved at the highest levels of the …

Justice

Ancient Saudi Ruins to Open Up to Tourism: Pictures

Critics Want Legal Rationale For Strikes On Syria. The White House Says It's Secret

As the Trump administration evaluates potential military operations against Syria, the White House has declined to explain why it believes it has the legal authority to conduct them without authorization from Congress.<p>But the White House does have a secret seven-page memo that may make the case.<p>The …

Middle East

Israel says 'no naive people' in the Gaza strip after Palestinian journalist killed by Israeli fire

Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Sunday there were "no naive people" in the Hamas-run Gaza Strip after days of protests and clashes left 30 Palestinians dead, including a journalist.<p>"There are no naive people in the Gaza Strip," Lieberman told Israel's public radio.<p>"Everyone's …

Body camera shows officer threatened to shoot Alton Sterling within seconds

<b>(CNN) —</b> It took Baton Rouge police Officer Blane Salamoni less than 90 seconds to shoot Alton Sterling, but police took nearly two years to fire the officer and release footage from his body camera.<p>Salamoni's firing Friday was the latest chapter in a tumultuous week for Sterling's family. State …

Justice

The best cooking oil you can buy

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p><i>Shutterstock/Business Insider</i><p>The Insider Picks:<p>Even an occasional cook needs to have some type of cooking oil in the pantry. These …

Flat-Earther blasts off into California sky in home-made steam rocket

A self-taught rocket scientist has blasted himself high into the California sky using a steam-powered contraption he built in his garage, the first step in his long-term aim of proving the Earth is flat.<p>“Mad” Mike Hughes propelled himself 1,875 feet (571m) into the air above the vast Mojave desert …

Marjory Stoneman Douglas student Kyle Kashuv calls for "common middle ground" on guns

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Kyle Kashuv says he doesn't believe reforms like bans on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines …

I was a committed atheist and then this incredible thing happened to me

My atheist father raised me on fanciful parables where the moral of the story concluded that God did not and could not exist. His strong belief in human ability and the power of positive thinking laced my childhood with quips like “What one conceives and then believes can be achieved.” No pie in …

Would Jesus Pass The Online Hate Index?

7 Things That Happen to Your Body When You Eat Beets

These ruby gems are a goldmine of health-boosting nutrients that you may not get anywhere else.<p>1 of 8<p>You can't beat beets<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 8<p>Blood …

Wellness

As America Changes, Some Anxious Whites Feel Left Behind

Demographic shifts rippling across the nation are fueling fears that their culture and standing are under threat.<p>Even after the coal mines closed and the factory jobs disappeared and the businesses began taking down their signs on Broad Street, even after the population started its steady decline …

Demographics

Passive income: 15 ways to let the money flow in

It's hard to beat passive income. Instead of toiling for it, you can sit back and let the money flow in. Here are 15 examples of how you might collect passive income streams.<p>For many people, toiling for a living isn't fun.<p>There can be lengthy commutes, dress codes, annoying coworkers, unreasonable …

Personal Finance

Meet The Young Robotics Entrepreneur Who Got A Dream Deal With Apple

Behind the bar of San Francisco’s Four Seasons Hotel last March, a set of doors led into an empty cafe room where an unknown, 25-year-old British-Nigerian entrepreneur named Silas Adekunle was about to meet a senior executive at Apple.<p>If he was nervous, Adekunle didn’t show it.<p>He smiled and opened …

Robotics

America First? Stunning New Report Says the U.S. Is Actually in 8th Place | Inc.com

I have seen many surveys and research reports over the years that rank all the countries of the world on a variety of different scales: the 50 happiest countries, the top-10 most entrepreneurial countries, even the top-25 countries in equality for women.<p>Surprisingly, the United States never seems …

World Economic Forum

Afghan Pedophiles Get Free Pass From U.S. Military, Report Says

On 5,753 occasions from 2010 to 2016, the United States military reported accusations of “gross human rights abuses” by the Afghan military, including many examples of child sexual abuse. If true, American law required military aid to be cut off to the offending unit.<p>Not once did that happen.<p>That …

Afghanistan

Opinion: 6 book recommendations that will make you smarter about artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence is not only poised to disrupt industries and workplaces, but also the way that we as humans interact. As our AI journey …

How America Has Changed During Trump's First Year In Office, By The Numbers

Over President Trump's first year in office, the U.S. underwent some changes that he would probably cheer. The economy continued strengthening (including, yes, the stock market, as the president likes to emphasize) and the number of people apprehended while trying to enter the country illegally …

Health Care

String of brutal rapes shocks India

<b>New Delhi (CNN) —</b> Five alleged rapes, mostly of minors, within five days in the northern Indian state of Haryana, has forced the issue of sexual violence back onto India's national agenda, provoking widespread condemnation.<p>Last Friday evening, the half-naked body of a 15-year-old girl was found …

India

Flu widespread throughout the nation, 30 children dead

<b>(CNN) —</b> This year's flu season ranks among the most severe in recent years.<p>Influenza activity has increased and is now widespread in 49 states -- all except Hawaii -- for the week ending January 13, according to the weekly flu report released Friday by the US Centers for Disease Control and …

Public Health

Detroit man deported to Mexico after 30 years in US

<b>(CNN) —</b> Jorge Garcia, a 39-year-old landscaper and father of two who has lived in the United States for 30 years, said a painful goodbye to his family at the Detroit Metro Airport early Monday morning.<p>Garcia was deported, after having lived in the United States since he was a child, when his family …

Immigration