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(Reuters) – In one of his final acts in office, President Barack Obama selected key figures in sports, entrepreneurship, philanthropy, activism, academia and entertainment among the 21 people who will be awarded the 2016 Presidential Medal of Freedom – the highest civilian honor in the United States. Obama will present recipients including rocker Bruce Springsteen, Motown soul singer Diana Ross, former basketball champions Michael Jordan and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and actors Tom Hanks, Robert De Niro and Robert Redford with the medal at a White House ceremony on Nov. 22, the White House said on Wednesday
Why do young people, including girls and women, turn radical and what role does the Internet play in their radicalization? Lebanese sociologist Mona Fayyad said students of violence mechanisms should consider ties between the environment and violent behavior, including contextual hereditary and biological factors, systemic psychological elements from depression to character to personality to an individual’s learning capacity, to political, social, and cultural elements.
History was made ― and the collective heart rate of America was raised ― Wednesday night and into the early hours of Thursday when the Chicago Cubs won the World Series for the first time in 108 years. Game 7 unfolded as we probably should have expected a major championship game would play out in a year like 2016: It was batshit crazy
LIFE A photo posted by POLLY NOR (@pollynor) on Sep 6, 2016 at 5:54pm PDT What we know as October, some illustrators consider Inktober ― a 31-day charge to celebrate the benefits of drawing on a regular basis. For the entire month, budding and established artists alike have been posting their work alongside the hashtag #Inktober, motivating themselves and others to relish the beauty of setting pen ― or brush or charcoal! ― to paper. In honor of Inktober, we rounded up the illustrators we follow on Instagram, hoping to provide fans with a varying list of artists that could inspire even the least dextrous among us
Creaky knees don’t have to be your destiny, says Jordan Metzl, MD, a sports medicine physician at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City and author of The Exercise Cure . Minimize wear and tear on joints and tendons by strengthening the surrounding muscles: “Your body is like one long kinetic chain—every joint and muscle impacts how the surrounding parts move,” Metzl says. Fortify these vulnerable places: 1
LAUSANNE , Switzerland (Reuters) – Syria talks convened by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in the Swiss city of Lausanne end ed on Saturday evening after more than four hours without any joint ministerial statement from the nine countries. Kerry was seeking a new path to peace after failing to secure a ceasefire in direct talks with Russia amid mounting international outrage over the Russian and Syria n bombardment of rebel-held eastern Aleppo
When Kid Cudi announced via social media last week he was checking himself into rehab for depression and suicidal thoughts , many people responded on Facebook and Twitter in support of his heart-wrenching post .
French-Palestinian performing artist DJ Sotusura wears Jobedu’s “Biggie” T-shirt The first time I saw Jobedu T-shirts, it was during the Dubai International Film Festival last year, when I spotted a girl wearing a black tee with a big white heart on it and Arabic writing. I late found out the writing spelled out “One Love”.
NEW JERSEY ― President Barack Obama promised last fall to resettle 85,000 refugees by the end of the federal government’s 2016 fiscal year. Time’s up: The fiscal year ends Friday.
Once bitten, twice as painful. A builder in Australia has been bitten on his penis by a poisonous spider for the second time this year
Fascinating live chat yesterday with Martin Köppelmann, an Ethereum development expert and founder of the Gnosis prediction market, which is built atop Ethereum. Can the decisions of millions of strangers predict next week’s weather, or the next Super Bowl champ, or even whether Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton will be spending the next 4 years in the White House.
Once upon a time, Amy Schumer dated a guy who turned out to be gay. So goes a recently released excerpt from the comedian’s upcoming book Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo featuring personal and observational stories from Schumer’s presumably eventful 35 years on planet Earth. More…
I would have expected more adeptness from Russian President Vladimir Putin, a former intelligence superstar in the Soviet Union’s legendary KGB. His amateurish attempt to influence the outcome of the 2016 presidential election in the United States by tasking Russian hackers to steal 20,000 emails from the servers of the Democratic National Committee and share them with WikiLeaks to embarrass Hillary Clinton and favor Donald Trump showed his talents are in decline
Perhaps it all started with President Harry Truman’s declaration that sending US troops to Korea was a “police action.” Or maybe it was during that long string of early 20th Century military interventions in Central America and the Caribbean, when Marines were sent ashore willy-nilly to protect US business interests or citizens. More…
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indianapolis elementary school principal was seen pushing several students out of the way of an oncoming bus before the vehicle fatally struck her, authorities said Tuesday.
Once upon a time, the white working class was the colossus of U.S. politics.
The UNDP recently held its Resilience Development Forum (RDF) , looking at how the international community can support the many millions of Syrians displaced by civil war. It has taken over four years of conflict but delegates at the RDF at least now recognized that only a political solution can bring an end to the fighting and give hope to the displaced that they might return home and build a future in Syria. Whether the need for a political solution will be recognized by the peace talks scheduled to restart soon in Vienna is, of course, another matter entirely
This week the refugee crisis caused by Syria’s horrific civil war moved to the next stage. Though prompted into action to curb the carnage, the U.S
This article comes from Byline , a crowdfunded independent media platform that gives you a personalized newspaper. As the international community struggles with the Syrian refugee crisis, many are looking at Jordan’s courageous position in absorbing as many as a million and a half Syrians as guests of the kingdom. While this hospitality has been duly recognized and rewarded, the longevity of the Syrian conflict is forcing all players to rethink the policy towards the Syrian refugees
A reasonably priced education program could get 1 million Syrian refugees into school by the beginning of October, according to the U.N. For many of the 2 million Syrian children who have sought refuge in Lebanon, Turkey and Jordan, their education has fallen by the wayside as humanitarian organizations struggle to get support for such basics as food and medication. But an innovative model could infuse much-needed funding to allow these kids to learn. Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown unveiled his plan earlier this month that would require $10 a week to provide 1 million Syrian refugee children with learning opportunities, without necessarily erecting any new infrastructure.
As the world grapples with the largest refugee crisis since World War II, the United States has decided to increase the number of Syrian refugees it will admit. The U.S. resettled more refugees from beyond its borders in 2013, the most recent year for which data were available, than any other country in the world.
CNN reportedly bumped Anderson Cooper’s special on the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina for extended coverage of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. The network was billing the special as a deeply personal journey where “Cooper observes the tenacity of the survivors who continue to struggle every day, grieving for loved ones while trying to rebuild their lives.” The report was scheduled to air at 9 p.m.
The recent nuclear agreement reached between Iran and the P5+1 in Vienna, or the “Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action,” is an historic agreement which is consequential not only for international security and nuclear proliferation but for Iran and the broader Middle East as a whole. In particular, one of the key arenas that the agreement will impact is Iran-Arab world security relations and, at its center, the Iran-Saudi cold war. Spawning regional conflicts and proxy wars from Yemen to Lebanon, Syria and Iraq, the confrontation between these two regional powers serves as the geopolitical and security background upon which the nuclear deal was forged
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Happy Birthday Prince Hussein! Jordan’s Crown Prince, the eldest son of King Abdullah II and Queen Rania, turns 21 on Sunday. Hussein is currently enrolled at Georgetown University, and like any other millennial, the prince keeps a lively presence on social media — especially on Instagram.
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — More than 100,000 people in Yemen have left their homes in search of safety and at least 74 children have been killed since fighting in the country intensified almost two weeks ago, the U.N. children’s agency said. UNICEF said the violence has disrupted water supplies in areas of southern Yemen and that sewage is overflowing in some locations, raising the risk of disease outbreak.
Doctors said it was a “miracle” that Jordan was alive . The puppy was “brutalized and thrown 30 feet” into a water-filled canal, then left there to die. When Eldad Hagar, founder of the animal rescue group Hope for Paws , finally got to Jordan to rescue him, the wounded animal was in terrible shape.
WASHINGTON — Turkey made its boldest move yet against the Islamic State over the weekend. It wasn’t to help the U.S.-led air campaign against the group, something Turkey could do by making its strategic Incirlik Air Base available to American jets. It wasn’t, as has been the case for Egypt and Jordan, to avenge an attack by the extremist group on its nationals
(Adds background and details) AMMAN, Feb 8 (Reuters) – Jordan’s air force chief said on Sunday his country’s jet fighters had conducted 56 raids in three days of intensified bombing targeting a stronghold of Islamic State militants in northeast Syria.
Comedian Jordan Rock challenges two rival HBCUs to “The Big Showdown” trivia challenge at the 2014 Circle City Classic.
What happened at the Riyadh summit on Sunday, which led to announcing the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit would convene in Doha early next month, rescued GCC from fragmentation, and increased the odds for establishing a GCC Plus with Egypt, Jordan, and Morocco. It also suggested that Qatar has decided to adopt a markedly new policy vis-à-vis Egypt, GCC countries, and the Muslim Brotherhood organization
Hillary Clinton sat down for an interview with The Guardian on Friday, and revealed how she reenergized herself after logging nearly 1 million miles across the globe as the nation’s top diplomat — a relentless pace to which she would undoubtedly return, should she decide to run for president in 2016. Arianna Huffington, editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post, asked the former secretary of state in a video appearance how she got “untired” from public service and whether she had lessons for women about managing overwork
A 24-year-old GOP candidate running for Michigan’s state Legislature wants voters to look past his criminal history and bizarre sexual fetishes. Jordan D. Haskins from Saginaw, Michigan , is currently on parole as he campaigns for the 95th District House seat, MLive reports
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BEIRUT, June 23 (Reuters) – Militant Islamist groups in Syria are recruiting children as young as 15 and sending them into battle after promising them a free education, a Human Rights Watch report said on Monday. The report said the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), which has made rapid territorial gains across the border in Iraq, had given children weapons training in Syria and told them to carry out suicide bombings
Former New York Jets running back Curtis Martin didn’t always wear the jersey number 28. But when he did adopt the number, he did so for religious reasons, according to a recent interview on NBCSN’s Pro Football Talk