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U.S. Report on Human Trafficking Upgrades Cuba and Malaysia

7 hours agoNews : Newsweek: US

In its annual report on Trafficking in Persons (TIP) released on Monday, the U.S. State Department has upgraded the status of several nations with poor human rights records, most notably Cuba and Malaysia. According to a story in The...Show More Summary

Hawking, Musk, Wozniak: Ban Artificially Intelligent, Autonomous Weapons in War

10 hours agoNews : Newsweek: US

More than 1,000 artificial intelligence experts, including Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk and Steve Wozniak, have signed an open letter calling for the ban of fully autonomous weaponry—weapons capable of killing without operators. “Artificial...Show More Summary

Chris Froome Nabs Tour de France Win

yesterdayNews : Newsweek: US

The Tour de France wrapped on Sunday evening, with Britain's Chris Froome taking the top prize. It marks his second Tour de France win, a first-time feat for a Briton. His last win was in 2013, reports BBC. Froome was declared the winner after he was the first to cross into a rain-drenched Paris, clad in yellow in Team Sky garb. Show More Summary

Farewell, “Key & Peele”: Show to Wrap After Current Season

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Key & Peele, the Comedy Central sensation, will be closing the curtains after five years on the air. On Sunday, the show's stars, Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, confirmed the news via Twitter, teasing to fans of the Peabody Award-winning...Show More Summary

Tales of Wall Street Debauchery From the Man Behind the Goldman Sachs Elevator

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At this point, the Wall Street exposé is practically a self-contained literary genre. The latest entry, Straight to Hell: True Tales of Deviance, Debauchery, and Billion-Dollar Deals, is the long-awaited oeuvre of John LeFevre, the author...Show More Summary

Who Exactly Was Alexander McQueen?

2 days agoNews : Newsweek: US

The hottest ticket in London right now is to "Savage Beauty," the exhibit of Alexander McQueen’s fashion at the Victoria & Albert Museum. Just as at New York’s Metropolitan Museum, where the exhibit first opened, demand to see McQueen’s extraordinary sculptural fashion is intense, with lines around the block. Show More Summary

Photos: Alexander McQueen’s Fashion in 'Savage Beauty' at Victoria and Albert Museum

2 days agoNews : Newsweek: US

Lines have been stretching around the block for "Savage Beauty," the hot exhibit at London's Victoria and Albert Museum that showcases the extraordinary and innovative work of the late fashion designer Alexander McQueen. The exhibit,...Show More Summary

The Sorry Plight of Afghanistan’s Crossdressing Boys and Girls

2 days agoNews : Newsweek: US

In a Western context, crossdressing and reversing gender roles are used as a means of outwardly expressing gender identity. But in Afghanistan, altering a child’s appearance as masculine or feminine often signals a social response to...Show More Summary

Europe’s Arab-Israeli Meddling Will Get Nowhere Fast

2 days agoNews : Newsweek: US

Syria is coming apart and there are millions of Syrian refugees in Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. ISIS threatens Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and Iraq—the latter of which is also coming apart. The new Iran nuclear deal would deliver $150 billion...Show More Summary

Kitsch or Cool? The Upward Flight of the Pink Flamingo

2 days agoNews : Newsweek: US

In 1957, a 21-year-old art school graduate named Don Featherstone created his second major design for the Massachusetts-based lawn and garden decoration manufacturer Union Products: a three-dimensional plastic pink flamingo propped up...Show More Summary

Sweet Cause: Small-Town Dairy Queen Serves Up the Past

2 days agoNews : Newsweek: US

Kids today aren't known for popping by the Dairy Queen for Mr. Malties before the sock hop. Why do that when you can order an entire tub of ice cream instantaneously via an app on your iPhone? But one DQ in Moorhead, Minnesota is beloved...Show More Summary

Countering Putin: What Would Churchill Do?

2 days agoNews : Newsweek: US

Europe’s peaceable kingdom is disturbed by the screams of sheep being devoured by lions. The war in Ukraine’s east is limited, but increasingly lethal. Last summer, the world watched the barbarity of the downing of Malaysia AirlinesShow More Summary

Turkish Forces Pound Islamic State in Syria

2 days agoNews : Newsweek: US

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish fighter jets and ground forces hit Islamic State militants in Syria and Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) camps in Iraq overnight on Saturday, in a campaign Ankara said would help create a "safe zone" across swathes...Show More Summary

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Weighs Using Body Cameras

2 days agoNews : Newsweek: US

U.S. Customs and Border Protection could decide whether to have its officers and agents use body-worn cameras by the end of 2015, said CBP Assistant Chief Donna Twyford during a press call this week.CBP launched a feasibility study on the cameras in October, following allegations that excessive force has been used on the U.S.-Mexico border. Show More Summary

Israel Further Restricts Israeli-Arabs From Visiting Their Families in Gaza

3 days agoNews : Newsweek: US

The body overseeing the Israeli government's policy in the Gaza Strip implemented new rules on Friday, further restricting most Israeli-Arabs from visiting their families in the coastal enclave. Israeli-Arabs had previously receivedShow More Summary

Trash Buffet: Reality TV Recaps for the Week of July 24

3 days agoNews : Newsweek: US

Trash Buffet is a new weekly column at Newsweek, a digest in the world of reality television spanning from the wonderful to the weird to the worst. We’ll cover five series over the course of a single season, handpicking the highlights...Show More Summary

Armed Residents Ordered to Leave Ohio Recruitment Center After Man Accidentally Fires Rifle

3 days agoNews : Newsweek: US

Management at a military recruitment center in Ohio ordered armed civilians voluntarily guarding the building to leave the premises after one of them accidentally discharged his rifle on Thursday. Just after 12:30 p.m., police responded to the Armed Forces Recruiting Center in Lancaster, and contacted the man, 28-year-old Christopher Reed. Show More Summary

Prince’s Band, 3rdEyeGirl, Reveals New Album Release

3 days agoNews : Newsweek: US

Let’s go crazy: Prince's band, 3rdEyeGirl, has announced that a new album from the Purple One will drop later this year. The group confirmed the news to BBC 6 Music's Matt Everitt, hinting that The Hit & Run Album is “weird” and boasts...Show More Summary

Lessons In Democracy On Ukraine’s Front Line

3 days agoNews : Newsweek: US

In a stuffy basement a block off Prospekt Lenina (Mariupol’s main street, which is named after Vladimir Lenin), about 30 Mariupol residents recently gathered for a lesson in democracy. It was raining and thundering outside. And, like...Show More Summary

No Word Yet on Whether Gun-Firing Drone Inventor Broke FAA Rules

3 days agoNews : Newsweek: US

Some two weeks after Austin Haughwout posted to YouTube a now-viral video of his gun-firing drone, federal investigators still haven’t said whether the 18-year-old Connecticut resident violated aviation regulations. Haughwout, however,...Show More Summary

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