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Pop-Up Magazine brings journalism onstage

At Pop-Up Magazine shows, journalists deliver stories in front of an audience, accompanied by audio, photography, and video. Co-founder Douglas McGray calls it an antidote to 'only hav[ing] 20 or 30 seconds of attention to read something on your phone.'

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Website seeks to match migrants with employers in Germany

Hussein Shaker, cofounder of MigrantHire, has channeled his own experience trying to find work as a migrant into helping others. So far more than 8,000 migrants have registered on the website.

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Is Dylann Roof trying to sabotage his own trial?

Dylann Roof has elected to represent himself during the sentencing face of his federal trial related to the Charleston church shooting. Is he angling for life in prison or the death penalty?

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Does a better Uber rider tracking app signal the rise of Big Brother in tech?

Uber will track the location of riders up to five minutes after they reach their destinations, prompting a wave of concerns from internet privacy advocates. 

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Mysterious gap in the four-legged fossil record might not be a gap at all

When vertebrates grew four limbs and adapted to move out of the oceans and onto the land, it was a huge leap in evolution that set up terrestrial life as we know it. But scientists have long been missing data from that crucial period of time – until now.

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Pacific fisher reintroduction: Not just an ecological victory, but a cultural one

A 15-year repopulation effort could improve the health of Washington's forests and restore a spiritual symbol to the Nisqually Indian Tribe at the same time.

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'Eight Flavors' is part travelogue, part history, and part recipe book

Food blogger and historian Sarah Lohman takes readers on a fascinating and thought-provoking tour of the history of America as told through the lens of its culinary innovations.

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Child porn on government devices: A hidden security threat

Explicit images of minors, which have been discovered on federal workers' computers across the government, can be gateways for criminal hackers and foreign spies. What's the best way to combat the problem? 

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New Amazon grocery store to make shopping feel like shoplifting

The online retail giant is testing a grocery store model that has no cashiers or checkout lines.

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'Trump effect' topples Italy's PM – and could shake Europe further in 2017

Prime Minister Renzi resigned after Italians rejected his constitutional reforms. Experts attribute that in part to Donald Trump's election – which could upend elections in France, Germany, and the Netherlands next.

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Patti Smith to stand in for Bob Dylan at Nobel Prize ceremony

The Nobel Foundation said Monday that Dylan has written a speech to be read at the banquet in Stockholm’s City Hall, and that Smith will perform 'A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall.'

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Why the EU can’t let a crisis go to waste

The shared values of the European Union will not only help it survive each new challenge, such as the current one in Italy, but reshape how it lives up to its promise of continentwide peace and prosperity.

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Among black men, a spark of support for Donald Trump

Donald Trump won a tiny fraction of the black vote, but his economic message resonates among some black working-class men. 

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What could US cities expect from Ben Carson as HUD secretary?

Ben Carson's lack of political experience makes him hard to predict. But as the head of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, he would have the power to shape – and likely shrink – the government's role in housing assistance.

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Does Parliament need to OK Brexit? Britain's Supreme Court to decide.

Britain's highest judicial body will decide whether the government can trigger the process to separate from the European Union without parliament's approval.

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Fake US embassy in Ghana operated for 'about a decade'

Before it was shut down, the fake embassy in Ghana's capital, Accra, issued an unknown number of counterfeit and stolen visas.

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ABC gets the Oscars host it wanted with selection of Jimmy Kimmel

Late-night host Jimmy Kimmel will preside over the Oscars ceremony in 2017. The 2017 show will be the first time he has hosted the Oscars ceremony.

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How to survive the hunt for a Hatchimal

Be prepared to pay more (sometimes a lot more) than retail price, and watch out for scams. Otherwise, be prepared to wait for a Hatchimal until January. 

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EPA chief voices cautious hope as Trump inauguration nears

Although Trump and Obama agendas differ, some forces tilt toward continuity, Gina McCarthy of the Environmental Protection Agency says.

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Why oil prices hit a 16-month high

The price of crude oil rose Monday morning, after OPEC decided last week to cut overall oil production in an attempt to stabilize the market.

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New Zealand's prime minister unexpectedly steps down

After more than eight years in power, John Key said on Monday that it was the 'right time' to leave politics.

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'Moana' tops box office again: How Disney set record with 'Moana' success

The animated movie 'Moana' came in at No. 1 at the domestic box office again this past weekend. Disney recently set a record at the North American box office, the latest sign of its power in the movie industry.

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Protesters' Dakota pipeline win may be both short- and long-lived

The decision to block construction of a controversial portion of the Dakota Access Pipeline could be overturned by Donald Trump. But it could also kindle new activism.  

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'Moonlight' triumphs at LA Film Critics Awards: Diverse Oscar nominee?

The latest accolades for the movie 'Moonlight' came at the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards, with the movie winning the best picture prize, among others. Will the movie be nominated at the Oscars and make the awards more diverse?

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California's state retirement program illustrates need for federal reform

California will soon enroll millions of its private sector workers in a state-managed savings program. It's a good start in increasing access to retirement planning, but it faces limits that would be better served on the national level.  

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EU urges social media giants to act on hate speech

Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Microsoft must act faster to counteract hate speech, the European Commission said on Sunday.

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Defense secretary: US, allies must remain in Iraq after ISIS defeat

In a speech at the Reagan National Defense Forum in Simi Valley, Calif., Defense Secretary Ashton Carter stressed the need for US and allied forces to ensure that the Islamic State does not reemerge.

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In blow to far-right, Austria elects pro-Europe environmentalist (+video)

Moderate Alexander Van der Bellen soundly defeated his right-wing rival, Norbert Hofer, on Sunday in the vote for Austria's presidency.

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Ancient and modern politics

Preserving antiquities is important not just for culture and tourism. The ancient world is a reminder of the fleeting nature of human events.

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Warm kale, delicata, pearl couscous salad

This flavorful salad would make a wonderful and good-for-you contribution to a holiday brunch.

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How tech can give the restaurant industry a boost

Forty-one percent of consumers have downloaded a restaurant's mobile app, and it's becoming an important way for diners to look at menus, order food, and more. 

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Why Japan's leader plans to visit Pearl Harbor now

Shinzo Abe's trip to Hawaii comes six months after President Obama became the first sitting president to visit Hiroshima.

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Who bears responsibility for fatal Oakland warehouse fire?

In the weeks leading up to the warehouse fire that killed dozens at the so-called Oakland Ghost Ship, city officials had fielded complaints about clutter inside and outside the illegal residence.

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Gunman at Comet Ping Pong sought to 'self-investigate' fake Clinton report

A man who fired a semiautomatic rifle inside a Washington, D.C., pizza shop on Sunday said that he was investigating a fake news report that Hillary Clinton and her campaign chief had been running a child sex ring out of the restaurant.

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Why are Americans more tolerant of torture than other nations?

Americans are more open to torture than several of its allies and enemies, according to a new report. What does that say about how the US sees global conflict?

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'Rock star' physicists, mathematicians win $25 million in Breakthrough Prizes

This year's Breakthrough awards go to string theory physicists, gravitational wave researchers, and RNA experts.

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Elusive fishers return to Pacific Northwest

The rare weasel species is making a comeback in Washington state, thanks to the coordinated conservation efforts of government and tribal groups.

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Standing Rock pipeline protesters score major victory, but vow to remain

The US Army Corps of Engineers said Sunday that it will not grant an easement for the Dakota Access oil pipeline in southern North Dakota. 

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2017 Chevrolet Camaro is an improvement on a classic

We named the Camaro SS the Motor Authority Best Car to Buy for 2016. For 2017, the best gets better.

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Space tourism: Virgin Galactic makes successful glide test

Virgin Galactic's new and improved aircraft still has a number of testing phases to go before it is ready to carry passengers.

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