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Why the FCC delayed new privacy regulations for AT&T, Verizon, and Comcast

By stepping back from Obama-era privacy rules, the Trump Administration’s FCC has made another decision that’s likely to benefit internet service providers, but not internet users.  

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Apollo 8 redux: Why NASA might send humans to orbit the moon, again

NASA could be sending astronauts around the moon sooner than expected, if President Trump has his way. But some argue the change in plans could be costly. 

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3 ways to save for your child’s future

A number of tax-advantaged vehicle are available to help you put aside for your child’s education and other requirements down the road.

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No evidence of terrorist threat from travel ban countries, says DHS draft report

A Department of Homeland Security draft report obtained by The Associated Press concludes that citizenship is an "unlikely indicator" of terrorism threats to the US. 

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Where busing works

Hartford, Conn., has revamped its schools to attract a rich mix of students in a voluntary desegregation program being watched across the country. 

 

 

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Will Tesla's new Model 3 be most 'Made in America' car?

Every year, the Kogod School of Business at American University publishes a ranking of the most 'American-made' cars, with the top spots occupied by a mix of domestic and foreign models. So where might the Tesla Model 3 rank when production begins later this year?

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What you need to know about taxes on gains from your short-term and long-term investments

When you turn a profit on the sale of assets, such as stocks, bonds, mutual funds or real estate, it’s called a capital gain. And that's generally considered taxable income.

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Singer Janelle Monae finds critical acclaim as two of her movies score Oscar best picture nods

Monae stars in both 'Hidden Figures' and 'Moonlight,' which will compete for the best picture Oscar prize at the ceremony on Feb. 26. 'I consider myself not just an actor or a musician or singer, but an artist-storyteller, and my hope is to continue to tell untold, unique, universal stories in unforgettable ways,' she said.

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Readers write: Marmalade origin, rugby injuries, correct punishment

Letters to the editor for the Feb. 27, 2017 weekly magazine.

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Kim Jong-nam killed by nerve agent, Malaysian police say, putting spotlight on chemical weapons

This latest development in Mr. Kim’s alleged assassination, which South Korean and US officials suspect of being directed by North Korea, is another reminder of the regime’s chemical weapons, often overshadowed by its nuclear program.

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Trump wants a 'top of the pack' nuclear program: does that actually signal a shift?

Paths to beef up the US nuclear arsenal might wind up going through Obama's modernization project, and an arms-control treaty with Russia.

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Trump team tries to calm US-Mexico relations. Why that's not easy.

As two cabinet secretaries visit Mexico City, Mexicans wonder whether recent progress in US relations matters to President Trump.

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Sessions memo: Reversal on private prisons could portend shift on justice, observers say

The federal government will not phase out its contracts with private prisons, Attorney General Jeff Sessions indicated in a memo on Thursday, highlighting the Trump administration's contrasting approach on criminal justice after Obama-era reforms.

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The Red Planet is red hot right now, but are we really ready to send people to Mars?

NASA, SpaceX, China, India, Europe, and the UAE all want to go to Mars, but will they ever be able to bring people along for the ride?

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By migrants for migrants: the new faces of Italian media

'Nois' is the first video news show in Italy to be developed by migrants. It's one of a growing number of migrant-led media projects across Europe that offer refugees' perspectives and explore the challenges they face.

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Victim in Kansas shooting hailed as a hero for 'standing up to hate'

Ian Grillot dismissed the term hero, saying 'I was just doing what anyone should have done for another human being.'

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Clash of the titans: Google says Uber stole eyes for self-driving car

When does inspiration become theft? Google's Waymo raises an age-old technology debate in a new lawsuit against Uber subsidiary Otto.  

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Why expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit is popular on both sides

Expanding family tax credits could make a real difference in people’s lives and help return some of the income that’s been sacrificed to changing economies and technology.

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J.C. Penney to close 140 stores – but still optimistic about brick and mortar

After sluggish holiday-season sales, J.C. Penney on Friday announced a plan to close up to 140 stores. It's the latest department store chain that faces pressure from online retailers and shifting consumer shopping habits.

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Could Betsy DeVos be an ally for transgender students? It's complicated.

The new education secretary has a history of quietly supporting LGBT rights, and reportedly objected to the Trump administration's decision to revoke the previous administration's guidance for schools on what bathrooms transgender students should be allowed to use.

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Can parental spyware keep kids safe online?

Some law enforcement officials say it won't – and are discouraging parents from relying on a growing number of smartphone surveillance apps to guard against bullying and sexual predators.

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Ivanka Trump pushes $500 billion child care subsidy plan: Who would benefit?

The plan, which is similar to one President Trump proposed during his campaign, would make child-care expenses tax deductible for individuals earning less than $250,000. But critics argue that low-income families would not be able to take advantage of the benefit.

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Once suspect, Trump now a hero at conservative 'Woodstock'

Conservatives have moved toward President Trump – and to a certain extent, vice versa – since he met with silence and scattered boos at CPAC a few years ago.

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In Mexico, momentum grows to put out welcome mat for 'Dreamers'

Mexico estimates that some 40,000 young people who lived undocumented in the US may move back in the next several years. Many face enormous obstacles in trying to transfer educational credits that are crucial to establishing a foothold in Mexico. 

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How smart is a bumblebee? Smarter than you'd think, say scientists.

Scientists trained bumblebees to score goals with miniature balls, suggesting 'unprecedented learning abilities.'

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Opinion: Will Trump sink Privacy Shield?

If Trump walks back US surveillance reform, he could jeopardize a trade agreement with the European Union that ensures the free flow of data across the Atlantic. 

 

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Here's why 'La La Land' just may be unstoppable at the 2017 Oscars

Industry watchers think it will be a major upset if anything but 'La La Land' wins the best picture Oscar on Feb. 26. Why critics say it looks like a sure win for the movie musical.

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Want better cybersecurity? Welcome more hackers into your systems.

Crowdsourcing can be a powerful tool for shoring up digital defenses, but it’s only as strong as the diversity of the crowd.

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As famine threatens, an unprecedented global challenge – and response

Twenty million people in four countries face famine in the next six months, but aid groups have gotten more innovative in how they address longstanding problems. Famine in South Sudan was officially declared Monday. 

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'I Am Not Your Negro' shows that the world today is poorer for not having James Baldwin’s views

The documentary, which is based on Baldwin's writings, has accusatory force.

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With latest ISS docking, SpaceX settles into its supply ship role

Now on its 10th re-supply mission, the private space company has become an essential part of the supply lines supporting an increasingly intricate space operation.

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Trump administration sets sights on state recreational marijuana laws

The Obama administration had declined to enforce the federal laws prohibiting marijuana in states that have legalized recreational use of the drug. Comments from the White House press secretary suggest that stance could be about to change.

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Breakfast in a jar: coconut cranberry overnight oats

Assemble your oatmeal jar the night before to enjoy an instant breakfast boost in the morning or take it to-go.

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'No Knives in the Kitchen of this City' tells the heartbreaking story of Aleppo

A novel set in the Syrian city of Aleppo counters the images of war with a multi-faceted, fragile portrait of the city's human past.

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Angels to the rescue

A Christian Science perspective: Turning to God in prayer brings healing messages that meet our needs.

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Top Picks: PBS's 'Great African Civilizations,' Sampha's 'Process,' and more

The Peakfinder Earth app helps you identify mountains, the movie 'Loving' stars Academy Award nominee Ruth Negga, and more top picks.

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Dakota Access oil pipeline camp cleared of protesters

Most protesters left peacefully Wednesday, when authorities closed the camp, but some stayed overnight in defiance of the government order.

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Iraq retakes Mosul airport against Islamic State

Iraq's special forces joined a major assault that started earlier this week to drive the Islamic State from Iraq's second-largest city.

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