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Obama: 'Are we a nation that accepts the cruelty of ripping children from their parents' arms?'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Former President Barack Obama weighed in Wednesday on the Trump administration’s controversial “zero-tolerance” immigration policy that has resulted in thousands of children being separated from their families at the U.S. southern border.
Police: Thief tried paying waitress with her own stolen card
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) — Authorities say an Arkansas thief got his just deserts when he tried to pay for a meal using the waitress' stolen credit card.
In wave of new cities, promise and pitfalls for black middle class
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
Five years ago, Jason Lary attended a workshop on how to build your own city. 5.5 million) carve 10 medium-sized cities out of unincorporated county parcels like his own in south Dekalb County in just over a decade.
US exits UN rights body: Principled, or another retreat?
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
It is the only item of business that appears automatically on the agenda of the 47-nation council, the world’s preeminent human rights body, year in and year out. The biased treatment of Israel has drawn criticism and admonishments to act more evenhandedly from numerous international human rights groups and world leaders – including UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. Beyond the case of Israel, these same critics have called on the Geneva-based council to address its other glaring shortcomings.
After a long war, Colombia embraces peace at the ballot box
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
After ending a half-century of civil war with a peace pact two years ago, Colombia held its first presidential election last Sunday. The presence of peace was palpable. For the first time in generations, there was no political violence on voting day.
Acting Immigration Chief Thomas Homan Blames Immigrant Parents for Border Separations
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
"If you want to blame someone... blame the parents who choose to break the law"
A life at high altitude shapes human body, but how?
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Living the high life -- growing up, in other words, at extreme altitude -- forces a developing human body to conserve energy, and that can translated into shorter arms, according to a study published Wednesday. "It was interesting to see that they both followed the same growth patterns," lead author Stephanie Payne, a biological anthropologist at the University of Cambridge, told AFP. "This is most likely an adaptation to improving oxygen uptake," said Payne.
An Italian Official Is Calling for a Census of the Roma Minority. Critics Warn It Reeks of Fascism
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Critics say the proposal is reminiscent of race-based abuses under Italy's fascist regime
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JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
A weathered skull represents a new lineage of panda bear.
U.S. Expects North Korea to Return Troop Remains in the Coming Days
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Pyongyang says it has the remains of some 200 U.S. service members
How to help separated families on the border
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
In response to President Trump’s zero-tolerance policy for illegal immigration that is separating children from their parents, Americans are mobilizing to help, raising money for groups that provide legal support for the detainees.
Lewandowski won't apologize for 'womp womp' reaction to story of girl separated from mother
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
President Trump’s former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski is refusing to apologize for his reaction to the story of a 10-year-old girl with Down syndrome who was reportedly separated from her mother after crossing the border illegally.
Israel Strikes Hamas Targets After Heavy Rocket Fire From Gaza
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
It's the biggest flare-up between both sides in weeks
'Please Find My Son, Return Him to Me.' Families Beg for Broader Search After Indonesia Ferry Tragedy
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
At least 178 people are missing after a ferry sank in Sumatra
People Are Angry President Trump Used This Word to Describe Undocumented Immigrants
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Twitter users reacted strongly to President Donald Trump's use of the word "infest" to describe illegal immigration.
A U.S. Citizen Detained at a Protest in Vietnam Has Apologized on State Television
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Vietnamese authorities have been known to coerce detainees to confess
Blood, sweat and accessories: artist recycles bodily fluids for fashion
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
By Stuart McDill LONDON (Reuters) - Struggling to make your fashion more personal? A London fashion student can help you decorate your attire with crystal accessories formed from your bodily excretions. Royal College of Art graduate Alice Potts showcased her quirky design methods with a pair of ballet shoes adorned with crystals formed from sweat and a fake fur featuring urine-crystals at the RCA's annual fashion show.
Macedonia renamed: Countries' name
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
When Greece and Macedonia signed an agreement Sunday to bring an end to their vicious, three-decade diplomatic dispute, the story had an unlikely hero. Yes, the force that finally brought an end to the poisonous conflict that had long kept Macedonia out of NATO and the European Union was not bold political leadership or a savvy negotiator.
Republicans Were the Only Group in This Poll to Support Trump's Family Separation Policy
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
A new poll reports 66 percent of respondents oppose the policy of separating children who illegally cross the border from their families.
Mars Will Appear Larger and Brighter Than It Has for 15 Years Next Month: Here's How to See It
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Stargazers and astronomers are in for a treat next month as Mars will make its closest approach to Earth in 15 years, making it appear particularly large and bright. On July 31, the Red Planet will come within just 35.8 million miles of Earth. Around this time, Mars will be easily visible to the naked eye, according to Dean Regas, an astronomer from the Cincinnati Observatory.
Trump's Deputy Chief of Staff to Leave White House
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
He has served in every Republican White House since the Reagan administration
The Battle for Control of a Key Port City in Yemen Intensifies
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Hodeida is a main passageway for food and aid
A Huge Dust Storm on Mars Can't Stop the Curiosity Rover From Taking Selfies
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Sometimes you've gotta do it for the 'gram.
Expert: Bots are poised to wreak havoc in the 2018 midterm elections
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Automated bot accounts that spread disinformation and sowed disgust and confusion among voters during the 2016 presidential election are poised to wreak havoc again in this year’s midterm elections, according to Samuel Woolley, a leading expert.
In Italy, how one cooperative is trying to counter the Mafia’s influence
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
The first time Simmaco Perillo arrived in the Italian hamlet of Maiano di Sessa Aurunca, everything around him was abandoned. Today, the social cooperative Al di là dei sogni, or Beyond the Dreams, is making pasta and growing organic vegetables on land that once belonged to the powerful Camorra Mafia. The cooperative, run by Perillo, indeed works with disadvantaged individuals, including those recovering from addiction, former prisoners, and people who were released from public mental hospitals, to provide sustainable livelihoods and combat the influence of the Mafia.
Elon Musk Discusses AI through his Neuralink Company
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Technology mogul Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX and co-founder of Tesla, sat down with the Artificial Intelligence Channel to discuss his thoughts on artificial intelligence as it relates to his neurotechnology company Neuralink. Musk's investment in Neuralink, a California medical research company that will explore how to physically interface computers and the human brain to accelerate the brain's functions, will develop neural technology--linkages that permit humans to seek self-improvement via a neural lace. Musk responded to the notion that a lot of experts in the artificial intelligence space do not share his views on the subject.
Canada Has Just Passed a Landmark Bill Legalizing Recreational Marijuana
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Becoming the second country in the world to legalize pot nationwide
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Got to Be Wedding Guests This Weekend
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Another week, another royal wedding
The 5 Biggest Shocks in the World Cup So Far
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The tournament's biggest champions haven't done so well
The Bachelorette Watch: Becca Wants a 'Lumberjack for Her Lumberjill'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Jean Blanc declares that he is falling in love with Becca
How Marriage Can Actually Protect Your Heart Health
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Married people have a lower risk of heart disease
'She Has at Last Found Peace.' Dutch Queen Maxima Opens Up About Sister's Suicide
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Her sister Zorreguieta was found dead in her apartment in Buenos Aires on June 6
Toddlers Separated From Parents at the Border Are Being Detained in 'Tender Age' Shelters
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The Trump administration's zero tolerance policy has put hundreds of young children into the government's care
Businesses have made millions off Trump's child separation policy
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
President Trump’s controversial child separation policy is being carried out with the help of private businesses who have received millions of dollars in government contracts to help run the shelters where young migrants are being held away from their parents.
Trump meets with House Republicans on migrant policy, leaving his position no more clear
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
President Trump arrived at the Capitol on Tuesday night to meet with Republicans from the House of Representatives to assure them that a fix was in the works for the deeply unpopular family separation policy at the U.S. border with Mexico.
This Agriculture Giant Is Bringing in the Drones to Modernize Farming From Cornfields to Vineyards
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
This Agriculture Giant Is Bringing in the Drones to Modernize Farming From Cornfields to Vineyards
The Trump Administration Is About to Leave the United Nations Human Rights Council
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The move extends a broader pattern of stepping back from international agreements under Trump's "America First" policy
Looking for signs of global warming? They're all around you
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
GOTHIC, Colo. (AP) — David Inouye is an accidental climate scientist.
Idaho family sues US after child sprayed by cyanide trap
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho couple has sued the U.S. government, saying their teenage son still suffers headaches after a predator-killing trap that federal workers mistakenly placed near their home doused him with cyanide.
Hundreds of Methodists Seek to Discipline Jeff Sessions Over Family Separations
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
They are calling on Sessions' church leaders to help him "step back from his harmful actions"
Chadwick Boseman Gives His MTV Movie Award to Waffle House Hero James Shaw Jr.
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Chadwick Boseman honored the man who stopped a mass shooter at a Tennessee Waffle House, while accepting the award for Best Hero
Many Doctors Give Morphine to Babies Born With Opioid Addiction. A New Study Suggests There's a Better Way
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The study could establish standards for treating withdrawal symptoms for these babies
How America's Schools Are Preparing for the Next Shooting
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
From training teachers to changing how they're designed
'Don't Leave Me, Mom.' A Migrant Mother Says She Hasn't Seen Her Son in Months
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Her story is emblematic of the 2,000 instances in which President Donald Trump's administration has separated minors from their migrant parents in an effort to deter illegal immigration
Advocates Worry About Girls Held Due to Family Separation Policy
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Migrant rights groups are concerned about the risks that girls and young women face in detention due to the family separation policy.
President Trump Is Making It Harder for Congress to Stop Family Separations
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Congress scrambled Tuesday to find a way to end the family separation policy and dodge a new demand from President Trump for a border wall.
Trump announces plans for Pentagon to create 'Space Force'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced Monday he is directing the Pentagon to create a new "Space Force" as an independent military service branch aimed at ensuring American supremacy in space — though he may have limited power to develop a new military command.
All Five Living First Ladies Speak Out Against Trump's Border Family Separation Policy
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Rosalynn Carter has now weighed in
Democrats recall visiting border facilities: 'It did confirm my worst fears'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Sens. Chris Van Hollen and Jeff Merkley recently visited the Mexican border to witness President Trump’s new policy of separating families crossing illegally into the U.S.
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JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
In response to President Trump’s zero-tolerance policy for illegal immigration that is separating children from their parents, Americans are mobilizing to help, raising money for groups that provide legal support for the detainees.