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Quoting Mandela, Obama's Tweet After Charlottesville Is The Most-Liked Ever

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 11:16

"No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion," the former president tweeted. He was quoting Nelson Mandela, and it struck a chord for many.

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UNICEF Picks YouTube Star As Ambassador

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 11:07

Known as "Superwoman" to her 12 million online followers, Lilly Singh represents a new kind of celebrity — and that's exactly why UNICEF's made her the face of its cause.

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UNICEF Picks YouTube Star As Ambassador

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 11:07

Known as "Superwoman" to her 12 million online followers, Lilly Singh represents a new kind of celebrity — and that's exactly why UNICEF's made her the face of its cause.

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Here's What You Need To Know About The Total Solar Eclipse

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 10:50

As America prepares for the eclipse on Aug. 21, here are some basic facts about the phenomenon.

Fact Check: 'Whatabout' Those Other Historical Figures? Trump's Question, Answered

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 10:43

It's just simply factually wrong to compare Confederate generals to George Washington and Thomas Jefferson.

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Mourners Honor Charlottesville Victim; States Debate Confederate Statues

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 08:01

Heather Heyer was killed when the driver of a car rammed into a crowd protesting a white nationalist rally in the Virginia city. Two people have filed a lawsuit against the car's driver and others.

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Mourners To Honor Charlottesville Victim, States Debate Confederate Statues

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 08:01

Heather Heyer was killed when the driver of a car rammed into a crowd protesting a white nationalist rally in the Virginia city. Two people have filed a lawsuit against the car's driver and others.

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Baltimore Removes Confederate Statues One Day After Voting On Issue

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 07:41

Workers removed four high-profile statues linked to the Confederacy, hauling away monuments that honored Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, and Roger B. Taney, author of the Dred Scott opinion.

Woolly Mammoths Are Long Gone, But The Hunt For Their Ivory Tusks Lives On

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 07:18

Last year China banned the sale of commercial elephant ivory. But that's led to another illicit trade — in woolly mammoth tusks — that is having a severe impact on Siberia's permafrost.

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Shh! These Quiet Food Videos Will Get Your Senses Tingling

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 07:00

A growing number of food videos aim to trigger ASMR — Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response, or pleasing sensations in the brains of some viewers — by focusing on sounds like chopping and stirring.

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Fighting Fires For Free, Aging Volunteers Struggle To Recruit The Next Generation

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 06:44

If you get in a car accident on a rural stretch of highway in Kansas, one volunteer firefighter says, you'd better hope it happens near a county with a well-equipped fire department.

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How Eclipses Changed History

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 06:31

Newton and Einstein had big ideas, but needed an eclipse to prove them. And scientists are still pursuing secrets of the universe one eclipse at a time.

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Charlottesville Businesses Worry Violent Rally Will Scare Tourists Away

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 05:04

Businesses in Charlottesville, Va., suffered an economic blow after a white nationalist rally turned deadly over the weekend. The violence prompted some to rethink who to welcome through their doors.

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Trump And Russia: Lots Of Talk, But Critics Say There's No Clear Strategy

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 05:00

For all the talk about President Trump and Russia, he has yet to lay out a grand plan on dealing with Moscow. The Russia probes are an obstacle to cooperation. And he has resisted confrontation.

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Moore, Strange Advance To Alabama GOP Senate Primary Runoff

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 23:10

Former state Supreme Court chief justice Roy Moore will face incumbent Sen. Luther Strange, who was endorsed by both Mitch McConnell and President Trump, in a September runoff.

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DOJ Demands Files On Anti-Trump Activists, And A Web Hosting Company Resists

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 21:10

Legal experts called the government's demand for information unusually broad. DreamHost says the warrant would require it to hand over logs of 1.3 million visits to its customer's website.

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Transcript: Trump Shifts Tone Again On White Nationalist Rally In Charlottesville

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 19:41

The president discussed the violent protests on Tuesday after giving two earlier statements, the second of which called out racist groups. Trump now says, "There's blame on both sides."

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CEOs' Dilemma: Supporting Trump's Agenda, Opposing His Behavior

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 18:44

Several prominent chief executives are leaving President Trump's manufacturing advisory board in response to his views on the violence in Charlottesville. They find themselves in a tough position.

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British Columbia Will Ban Grizzly Bear Trophy Hunting

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 17:38

The policy still allows people to hunt the bears for food but blocks all hunting of grizzlies in the Great Bear Rainforest. Environmental groups are celebrating but concerned about possible loopholes.

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Another Reversal: Trump Now Says Counterprotesters Also To Blame For Charlottesville

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 16:54

The remarks come a day after he called out neo-Nazis and the KKK for the violence in Virginia over the weekend. Trump had been criticized for not mentioning those groups in his initial statement.

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