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The Week in Photos: From Digging in Jerusalem to Building a Bridge in India

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Tracking the Disingenuous Tactics Republicans Are Using to Defend the GOP Health Bill

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Cody Karutz's Balance of the Visceral and Virtual - Some parents worry that video games might prevent their children from succeeding in the real world. For Cody Karutz, though, an early infatuation with a video game led directly to his career today."In 1995 I bought a Nintendo Virtual Boy, an early virtual reality (VR) device. It was so terrible ... Continue reading

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Jewell Jones' Knack for Making Political History - It's unusual for anyone to make political history by the age of 21. Jewell Jones has managed to do it twice.The first time was when he became the youngest person to sit on the city council of his hometown, Inkster, Michigan. Then, in last November's election, he made history again as the youngest ... Continue reading

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Gunmen Kill Over 20 Coptic Christians in Egypt - At least 26 Coptic Christians were killed Friday as gunmen attacked buses headed toward a site of worship, the New York Times reports.Gunmen drove up in SUVs and opened fire as the group headed toward the Monastery of St. Samuel the Confessor. From the New York Times:Bishop Makarios [of the Coptic ... Continue reading

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Trump Meets With G7 Countries, Remains Undecided on Paris Agreement

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A Third of U.S. Bee Colonies Died in the Last Year - Over the last year, one-third of bee colonies in the United States disappeared. The die-off is the latest data point in a decade-long decline in the nation's honeybee colonies, brought about by a confluence of habitat loss, pesticides, and parasitic infections.The 33 percent drop in colony numbers, ... Continue reading

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These Four Maps Show Inmates Don't Always Drive Prison Costs

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Why Religion Breeds Both Compassion and Hatred - President Donald Trump probably would not have been elected if not for the overwhelming support he enjoyed from evangelical Christians. This continues to puzzle and frustrate his opponents, who ask why they voted for a man whose campaign was largely based on hatred and vilification.While it's easy ... Continue reading

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For Terrorists, Morality Has a Different Meaning - As crowds filed out of the Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena on Monday night, 22-year-old suicide bomber Salmon Abedi detonated a homemade device just inside the building, killing 22 and injuring dozens more.Following an investigation that found Abedi was part of a ... Continue reading
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