March 2017

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Professor tweets ‘trying not to vomit’ when person gives seat to soldier

(CNN)A Drexel University professor tweeted that he was “trying not to vomit or yell about Mosul” after he watched a first-class passenger give up his seat for a uniformed soldier on an airplane. Many on Twitter responded to the professor’s comments with anger and outrage. George Ciccariello, associate professor of politics and global studies, posted […]

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#TBT: Margaret Chase Smith and her ‘place in the sun’

(CNN)It’s hard to say what Margaret Chase Smith is best remembered for. During her three decades in Congress, Chase served in both chambers and gave one of the Senate’s most memorable speeches. If that wasn’t enough of a mark, she also ran for president. Margaret Chase was born in Maine in 1897. She worked as […]

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Mike Flynn indicates he would testify in Trump-Russia inquiry in exchange for immunity

Ousted for misleading White House about discussions with Russian ambassador, ex-national security adviser may have offered to testify before FBI and Congress Donald Trumps former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, has all but confirmed that he offered to testify before the FBI and congressional committees about potential links between the Trump campaign and Russia in […]

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Alien intelligence: the extraordinary minds of octopuses and other cephalopods

After a startling encounter with a cuttlefish, Australian philosopher Peter Godfrey-Smith set out to explore the mysterious lives of cephalopods. He was left asking: why do such smart creatures live such a short time? Inches above the seafloor of Sydneys Cabbage Tree Bay, with the proximity made possible by several millimetres of neoprene and a […]

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Tammy Duckworth joins effort to block Neil Gorsuch confirmation vote

Illinois senator criticized Gorsuchs refusal to meet, as more than 30 Democrats plan now plan not to support Donald Trumps supreme court nominee Illinois Senator Tammy Duckworth announced Thursday that she would join fellow Democrats in blocking a confirmation vote on

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Anarchist Cookbook author William Powell dies aged 66

Man behind manual for violent rebellion, used in a number of high-profile killings, had long repented publishing and turned to charitable work The author of one of the most notorious books of the last century died of a heart attack six months ago. William Powells The Anarchist Cookbook was used by the Columbine high school […]

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Aung San Suu Kyi: Myanmar’s great hope fails to live up to expectations

A year after her party swept to power, the Nobel laureate faces questions over her leadership and silence on persecution It was never meant to be this way. The script called for the lead actor, a Nobel prize winner, to seize control of a country, bring peace where there was conflict and prosperity where there […]

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Lost in space: debris shield bag floats away from astronauts during ISS spacewalk

US astronauts were halfway through their mission to prepare a docking port for upcoming commercial space taxis when they lost a bag of equipment A 1.5m (5ft) debris shield being installed on the

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Zanzibar: A taste of Africa’s Spice Islands

(CNN)“Have you seen ‘The Lion King’?” “That’s where we are going! Hakuna Matata Spice Farm!” shouts my tour guide Aben Rehan, gripping the wheel and laughing as he repeats the Swahili phrase made famous by the 1994 Disney film. I’ve been in Zanzibar for less than a day but have already heard “Hakuna Matata” — […]

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This skyscraper is out of this world — literally

Atlanta (CNN)Feeling too fancy for normal earth-bound existence? A new skyscraper concept would elevate your living situation — literally. Clouds Architecture Office has unveiled plans for a futuristic skyscraper dubbed the “Analemma Tower.” The building would hover majestically above the ground because it would be attached — wait for it — to an actual asteroid, […]

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