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CA GOP hopeful seeks free tuition for science, math students in exchange for future earnings

California Republican gubernatorial hopeful Neel Kashkari called for free college tuition for students pursuing math…

This is why your brain wants to swear

A recent study shows that children are adept at absorbing swearwords. That’s the power of…

Study suggests breastfeeding can protect against heart disease

People who had low birth weights and those breastfed for short periods may be more…

Cow manure fertilizer can create deadly human superbugs, study finds

Cow manure, commonly used to fertilize vegetable crops, contains a high number of genes that…

Tech News

U.S. intelligence chief James Clapper clamps down on media access

James Clapper Bans Intelligence Community From Basically Any Interaction With Nearly Anyone With A Social…

Tech-fueled inequality offers two paths for humanity — ‘digital Athens’ or bleak dystopia

Rapid technological advancement is leaving many Americans behind, said a pair of digital business professors,…

Media

‘Ice Road Truckers’ star accused of kidnapping and beating prostitute in Las Vegas

By Curtis Skinner NEW YORK (Reuters) – A former star of the History Channel reality…

Red ink: New survey shows newspapers’ continuing ‘inability to compete’

U.S. newspapers suffered further revenue declines in 2013, seeing only mixed success in a transition…

U.S. News

Austin police shoot and kill pit bull described by owner as ‘docile’

Police are investigating the fatal shooting by officers of a dog in Texas. Two Austin…

Pentagon shows off man-size, ‘Terminator’-like search and rescue robot

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel got a first-hand look at a life-size robot that resembles…

Cops swarm teen’s NY home after disgruntled ‘Call of Duty’ gamer calls in ‘swatting’ hoax

Police are investigating an apparent “swatting” hoax call made by a disgruntled gamer after his…

CA Dem trying to lure Sriracha plant after current neighbors complained of spicy odor

A U.S. congressman from a Los Angeles community is seeking to lure the factory that…

FBI trying to identify possible victims of child molester who worked at international schools

U.S. authorities have asked the public to help identify as many as 90 possible victims…

World

Venetians fight to save historical, ‘haunted’ Poveglia island from luxury developers

Andrea Barina, the owner of a no-frills restaurant on the Giudecca canal, serves up mouth-watering plates of seafood antipasti and…

Canadian woman’s letter arrives — after 45-year delay

A 45-year-old letter arrived in the mailbox of a Canadian woman, who received the correspondence from her younger sister decades…

Mexico arrests 110 people for posing as anti-cartel vigilantes

Mexican authorities have detained more than 110 people posing as vigilantes battling a drug cartel in the western state of…

Violent protest hits fabled Rio beach district after dancer is beaten to death

Violent protests broke out in Rio’s landmark beachfront district, Copacabana, on Tuesday following the death of a resident, an AFP…

Venezuelan government to resume negotiations with opposition on Thursday

A Venezuelan opposition coalition and President Nicolas Maduro’s government will meet for new talks aimed at ending more than two…

E.U. condemns Syria for scheduling June election amid ongoing conflict

The European Union joined international condemnation of Syria’s plan to hold a presidential election on June 3, saying Tuesday the…

‘Cheese diplomacy’ fails: French experts snub North Korean officials

A French school has turned down the rare chance to train North Koreans in the proud Gallic art of cheese-making.…

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