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Amazon just bought the Middle East's biggest online retailer

Amazon is expanding its influence in the Middle East with the acquisition of Dubai-based retailer Souq.com.

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Podcast: Life as a teenage hacker

Paul Vann, the 14-year-old chief executive officer of VannTechCyber, and his father, Raytheon's Paul Vann, join this episode of The Cybersecurity Podcast. 

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US and other nuclear-armed states boycott UN meeting to discuss banning nukes

US Ambassador Nikki Haley said that the US and about 40 other countries would not participate in a meeting about prohibiting nuclear weapons.

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Why this isn't your grandma's housing market

Home prices are rising to pre-recession levels, and there are more new homes selling, too. Yet the housing supply is not meeting demand in some regions, which is raising prices too high for certain buyers.

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White racist accused of fatal NYC stabbing charged with terrorism

James Harris Jackson, who stands accused of stabbing Timothy Caughman, a black man, told a reporter last week that he sought to deter interracial relationships.

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Cheddar scallion biscuits

Soft, savory, cheesy biscuits with herby scallions pair nicely with soup or as a dinner side. 

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Why the 'Fearless Girl' statue will stay put on Wall Street

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio says the statue, which faces down the 'Charging Bull,' will be allowed to stay until February 2018.

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Attorney General Sessions escalates threats against sanctuary cities

Leaders of so-called sanctuary cities across the US are vowing to intensify their fight against President Trump's promised crackdown.

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Why is someone trying to shutter one of Russia's top private universities?

What appears to be on full display is a hallmark of the Putin era: a new brand of domestic 'lawfare,' in which state-run courts enforce political conformity through legal pretexts.

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Pelosi, Schiff call for Nunes recusal from Russia probe

Chairman Devin Nunes is facing calls to step down from an investigation of alleged ties between President Trump's associates and Russian officials after it was revealed that he met secretly with a source last week at the White House.

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An army of angels

A Christian Science perspective: God’s messages of love for us bring tangible blessings.

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A day to celebrate the living legacy of Virginia Woolf

The pleasure of language rested at the heart of Woolf’s novels, as well as her lively occasional essays and literary criticism. 

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'Casey Stengel' profiles baseball's greatest character

'Casey Stengel" is a wonderful romp through America's collective field of dreams.

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Yazidi 'superhero' earns award for helping survivors of ISIS atrocities

The Bond Humanitarian Award has been given to aid worker Bassam Hawas Quru, who is helping people displaced by violence in northern Iraq.

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For water users on Colorado River, a mind-set of shared sacrifice

A wet winter is easing water strains in the Southwest, but the longer-term outlook is generally hotter and drier. States now have that in mind in water bargaining.

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How climate change may be driving extreme weather

Scientists say climate change could be altering the jet stream in a way that causes extreme heat waves, droughts, and flooding.

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Scientists describe treasure trove of dinosaur tracks in Australia (+video)

Dubbed 'Australia’s Jurassic Park,' a 15-mile stretch of Dampier Peninsula coastline boasts an unprecedented 21 different types of dinosaur tracks.

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More than 1,000 arrested in Belarus protests against 'parasite law' (+video)

Authorities have been struggling to contain unsanctioned protests against President Alexander Lukashenko, who has sharply curtailed dissent during his 23 years in power.

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3 captivating biographies for women's history month

From children's lit to poetry to cinema – these three women made big contributions.

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A model for anti-corruption Russians

The March 26 protests in dozens of Russian cities were not simply against the corruption under President Putin. Many demonstrators also know how another former Soviet state, Georgia, has achieved relatively clean governance. 

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'Sundown towns': Midwest confronts its complicated racial legacy

Towns like Utica, Ohio, and Goshen, Ind., are beginning to come to terms with a legacy of racism that has largely evaded history books. These 'sundown towns' were places where, black Americans knew, they were not welcome once the sun went down.

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Iran sanctions US companies: Will that hurt? (+video)

Following sanctions issued by the Trump administration, Iran recently announced their own set of sanctions against United States-based companies, further complicating diplomatic relations between the two countries.

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Humongous gold coin stolen from Berlin museum (+video)

A Canadian gold coin weighing about 220 lbs. and worth about $4 million has been stolen from Berlin's Bode Museum, say authorities.

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Russian protest leader Alexei Navalny sentenced to 15 days in jail (+video)

A Moscow court sentenced opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who organized a wave of antigovernment protests nationwide, for resisting police orders.

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'Beauty and the Beast' tops box office again – how easy is it to stay at No. 1 today?

'Beauty and the Beast' ruled the box office for the second weekend in a row. The March slump may be one of the keys to its success.

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Decoupling the world economy from fossil fuels

In this edition: Carbon emissions stay flat for three years, yet global economy grows; a Cheerios-led effort to save bees; could a Moore's Law for carbon halt climate change?

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Will GOP's tax reform prove easier than health care? (+video)

Republicans are likely to be more unified on tax cuts than on health care, but President Trump and Speaker Ryan still face formidable challenges to push their package through.

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The persistence of progress

Amid war and terror, famine and plague, The Monitor's confident hope in telling the world's story endures.

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Why Russian protests are making the Kremlin rethink 2018 presidential elections (+video)

The implicit choice in next year's elections was looking like 'Putin or nothing.' But the breadth of protests Sunday organized by anti-corruption crusader Alexei Navalny is changing that equation.

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Under anti-EU pressures, Europe's advocates find their footing

The weekend’s 60th anniversary of the launching of the EU project saw anti-EU protesters on the streets in Rome, but it also saw counter-protests everywhere from Britain to Warsaw.

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The hackers trying to build a hack-proof operating system

A team of Canadian security researchers is set to unveil a computer operating system called Subgraph designed to protect its users from the most common types of digital attacks.

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What keeps cybersecurity experts up at night?

For Passcode’s last Influencers Poll, we asked an open-ended question: What’s the most urgent cybersecurity or privacy challenge right now, and what’s one way to fix it? 

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Cyclone Debbie prompts thousands of evacuations in northeast Australia

Authorities have urged 30,000 people in coastal towns in Queensland to evacuate their homes, as forecasters predict tidal surges and winds of and winds of up to 185 miles per hour.

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In wake of London attacks, a call for state access to encrypted messages

British Home Secretary Amber Rudd called upon WhatsApp and apps like it to make their platforms accessible to law enforcement and intelligence services, following an attack near Britain's parliament that left four people dead. 

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Use your tax refund to spring clean your finances

Tax season is a natural time to think about your finances, and a tax refund can be a big help in achieving your near- and far-term goals. Here are four practical steps you can take. 

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White House office led by Trump's son-in-law to bring business ideas to government (+video)

President Trump is set to announce a new White House office run by Jared Kushner that will seek to introduce ideas from the private sector to government.

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Teens barred from United flight for wearing leggings (+video)

A pair of teenage girls flying under a special pass program were prevented from boarding a United Airlines flight Sunday for failing to meet the airline's dress code, prompting accusations of a double standard. 

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'To Walk Invisible' brings to life the Brontes and the genius forged on the moors

Now, as a tribute to the 19th-century siblings who have become something of a public television franchise, 'To Walk Invisible' dramatizes the lives of the Brontes themselves.

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Self-driving Uber tests on hold after Arizona crash

Uber’s prototype was found not responsible for the crash, but further testing will be on hold until the incident is fully investigated

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'The World to Come' blends history and fiction in a short story collection

Jim Shepard's work is an astonishingly powerful demonstration of fiction’s capacity to transport us across time and space.

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