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August 14 2017


Big Ben's Big Bong Is About To Go Silent

The massive bell that sounds each hour in London is losing its voice. It is scheduled to be silenced for four years for restoration.

For Syrian Refugees In Turkey, A Long Road To Regular Employment

Many of the Syrians in Turkey are educated professionals who are under-employed, working off the books for low pay. A government program is trying to change that, but things are moving slowly.

Trump Administration Takes Key Step To Rolling Back Auto Fuel Standards

The Trump administration has opened a 45-day comment period ahead of proposed changes to existing EPA rules for greenhouse gas emissions for cars and light trucks.

Why The Govt. Can't Bring Terrorism Charges In Charlottesville

Attorney General Jeff Sessions described the car attack as "domestic terrorism." That allows the government to open a broad investigation, but there's no such criminal charge as domestic terrorism.

On The Internet, Everyone Knows 'You're A Racist': Twitter Account IDs Marchers

They weren't hiding their faces as they waved swastikas and shouted white supremacist and Nazi slogans. Now Internet sleuths are identifying (and misidentifying) the Charlottesville marchers.

Poet Imagines Life Inside A 1910 Institution That Eugenics Built

Molly McCully Brown, who has cerebral palsy, says that if she'd been born in a different era, she might have been sent to the "Virginia State Colony," an early landmark of the U.S. eugenics movement.

Making Sense Of Charlottesville: A Reader's Guide

The tragedy in Virginia has sparked compelling writing around the country, and around the Internet. Here's our roundup.

Sitting 26-Feet-High Atop A Horse, Gen. Lee Becomes A Lightning Rod For Discontent

The planned removal of Charlottesville's statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee stirred local controversy before fueling national flames.

As Pakistan Marks 70 Years Of Independence, Its Minorities Struggle For Space

Seventy years after Pakistan's creation as a homeland for South Asia's Muslims, its minorities continue to suffer persecution — and the definition of who is considered a Muslim has narrowed.

WATCH: Charlottesville Victim's Father Says 'People Need To Stop Hating'

Heather Heyer's father, Mark, told reporters he's proud of her courage — and that he's trying to follow her "fierceness of heart" and peaceful example. "We just need to forgive each other," he said.

Trump Administration Extends Deadline For Insurers To Decide On Obamacare Markets

The extension leaves time for President Trump to decide whether to continue crucial payments to insurers, and for insurers to figure out how they'd operate without them if they were to disappear.

Trump Calls Out KKK, White Supremacists After Charlottesville: 'Racism Is Evil'

Almost 48 hours after violence engulfed Charlottesville, Va., President Trump called out white nationalist groups by name. He had been criticized for not doing so in his initial remarks on Saturday.

Resources For Educators To Use In The Wake Of Charlottesville

Teaching tolerance in a time of upheaval.

Charlottesville Suspect To Remain In Jail After First Court Appearance

James Alex Fields Jr. is facing charges including second-degree murder after allegedly ramming his car into a crowd of people demonstrating against a white supremacist rally.

Bitcoin Streaks To $4,300 Mark, Continuing Meteoric Rise

The U.S. exchange rate for Bitcoin rose to a record $4,300 on Monday — nearly a thousand dollars above its rate one week ago.

PHOTOS: 'Almost Edible' 106-Year-Old Fruitcake Found In Antarctica

The dense dessert, found in one of Antarctica's first buildings, is believed to have been brought over in 1910 during the Terra Nova expedition of Robert Falcon Scott. It "looked and smelled edible."

At Least 18 Dead After Gunmen Seize A Cafe For Hours In Burkina Faso

Burkinabe authorities say security forces reclaimed the Turkish restaurant in the early hours local time Monday. Several foreign nationals were among the dead.

Our Homes May Get Smarter, But Have We Thought It Through?

As our houses fill with the Internet of things, sensors will tell us whether we left the stove on or if we're out of paper towels. But critics worry these devices won't be secure and will spy on us.

Popular Pesticides Keep Bumblebees From Laying Eggs

A new study is adding to evidence that a popular class of pesticides can harm wild bees, like bumblebees.

Nurse Wins Prize For Research On Benefits Of Faster Tuberculosis Testing

Chenai Mathabire dreamed of being a model, but life had different plans. She recently won an award for proving that a rapid TB test could be used successfully in clinics across southeastern Africa.
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