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Statue of Liberty to reopen; shutdown keeps other parks, monuments closed

By Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Statue of Liberty will reopen on Monday even if the U.S. government shutdown extends into the work week, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Sunday, vowing to use state funds to keep the landmark monument in operation. Show More Summary

North Korea offers to resume pre-Olympic visit to South

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Saturday proposed sending a delegation led by the leader of a hugely popular girl band to South Korea to check preparations for a trip by a North Korean art troupe during next month's Winter Olympics.

One year into Trump's presidency, is the Russia probe what will bring him down?

Now James Comey is gone, fired by Trump for failing to end the Russia inquiry. The most critical of the three is headed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, a former head of the FBI who has expanded his inquiry to looking at Mr Trump’s murky business affairs. Show More Summary

Today's "Planet Earth Report" --Why the Planet Hasn't Been Destroyed in a Nuclear War

January 22, 2018. today's headline selected from stories from around the world on the threats, opportunities, and dangers facing our fragile planet. In broadest terms, the danger facing the world is that the superpowers have institutionalized a major nuclear showdown....        

How to reform the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

That is the topic of my latest Bloomberg column, here is an excerpt: Like it or not, this law is not going away — and there are some good reasons to have it. The U.S. has been the world leader in taking on corruption, and we shouldn’t give up that position without a fight. Show More Summary

Over 100 endangered turtles hatch in Singapore

Over 100 baby turtles have hatched on a Singapore beach before being released into the sea, authorities said Tuesday, in a boost for the critically endangered creatures.

Introduction to Financial Accounting for SSC CGL- GK Notes in PDF!

49 minutes agoAcademics : Testbook Blog

The means of measuring quantitative information is very important for business. Financial accounting provides useful data for business activities like decision making, future planning, etc. If you are aspirant of government exams, this topic is important for general and financial awareness. Show More Summary

Syllabus & Preparation Tips for IB ACIO Mains 2017

IB ACIO Tier II exam is going to take place on 28th February 2018. As you can see there is not much time left for your preparations. To boost up your exam preparations we have come up with some Preparation Tips for IB ACIO Mains tailored made just for you. Also, have a look at […] The post Syllabus & Preparation Tips for IB ACIO Mains 2017 appeared first on Testbook Blog.

“How Big a Deal Is a New Congressional Map for Pennsylvania?”

Nate Cohn for NYT’s The Upshot: The Republicans are counting on a favorable congressional map to help their majority ride out a possible “wave” election this November. But the congressional map got a little less favorable on Monday when the … Continue reading ?

The five most influential public intellectuals?

A few of you have been demanding this, here are those who come to mind, note that “influence” does not have to mean I agree with them.  And I am sticking with the West, otherwise Uncle Xi wins hands down.  In no particular order: 1. Jordan Peterson 2. Show More Summary

Civic engagement in adolescence and young adulthood beneficial for adult development

(Society for Research in Child Development) A new study sought to determine whether civic engagement during adolescence and young adulthood promotes better health, education, and income over the course of adulthood. The study found a...Show More Summary

Children view people's behavior, psychological characteristics as shaped by environments

(Society for Research in Child Development) A new study has found that 5- to 6-year-olds view people's environments, not their skin color, as the most important determinant of their behavior and psychological characteristics. These findings...Show More Summary

“It may ‘smell bad,’ but Long Beach mayor’s deal-making doesn’t break the law, experts say”

Long Beach Press Telegram: Legal scholars say even if Fox or another candidate dropped out of the race because of a deal struck, it would have been within the law. “You may think possibly this smells bad,” said Daniel Hays … Continue reading ?

Siberian scientists suggested a new method for synthesizing a promising magnetic material

(Siberian Federal University) Scientists from Siberian Federal University (SFU) together with their colleagues from the Institute of Chemistry and Chemical Technology of Siberian Department of Russian Academy of Sciences and Kirensky...Show More Summary

Discovery of the 'pioneer' that opens the genome

(University of Montreal) Researchers explain a cell differentiation mechanism in Nature Genetics.

Scientists block the siren call of two aggressive cancers

(Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University) Aggressive cancers like glioblastoma and metastatic breast cancer have in common a siren call that beckons the bone marrow to send along whatever the tumors need to survive and thri...

the welfare objection to open borders: i don’t buy it

In discussion of open borders and free migration, you often hear the following: Wouldn’t open borders undermine the welfare state because natives would stop voting for social programs to prevent immigrants from getting benefits? Let me start with a point of agreement. Yes, it is true that some people will become skeptical toward social welfare […]

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