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  • 4 days ago
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    Blind Japanese boy sends Nintendo heartwarming thank you letter, gets amazing response

    We’ve seen time and again how Nintendo has gone out of their way to help their fans. From sending new DS systems after they broke, to “Uncle Miyamoto” replacing broken NES cartridges, there are plenty of stories of Nintendo’s goodness.

  • 6 days ago
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    This just doesn't seem fair at all. No way this doesn't get appealed and if it does I don't even know what to say anymore. American "freedom" is a huge pile of lies.

  • 8 days ago
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    Jamie Oliver: Axing free school meals a disgrace

    School food campaigner Jamie Oliver has labelled Theresa May's plan to axe free school meals for infants "a disgrace". The TV chef, who led a successful campaign to improve the quality of school food, said the move "put future generations at risk". He said: "It's a fact. Children perform better after eating a decent lunch." The Conservatives want to axe the free meals plan for to save money to plug gaps in England's school finances.

  • 13 days ago
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    Macron takes power as president of France; pledges to overcome division in society

    Centrist Emmanuel Macron took power as president of France on Sunday in a sumptuous inauguration ceremony in the Elysee Palace presidential residence in Paris following his May 7 election victory. On arriving for the ceremony at the 18th century palace, Macron, 39, a former investment banker and economy minister, held a private meeting with outgoing Socialist President Francois Hollande on state affairs which included the transfer of access to France's nuclear missile launch codes.

  • 2 weeks ago
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    Humans have a better sense of smell than you think

    “Most people with a healthy sense of smell can smell almost anything that gets in the nose,” said John MacGann, an associate professor of neuroscience at Rutgers University. “In fact, there used to be whole field of trying to find odors that people couldn't smell.” Used to be, because thanks to our roughly 400 smell receptors, finding things humans couldn’t smell was a bit of a fool's errand. Humans, as McGann makes clear in a review paper published today in the journal Scien...

  • 2 weeks ago
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    HIV life expectancy 'near normal' thanks to new drugs

    Young people on the latest HIV drugs now have near-normal life expectancy because of improvements in treatments, a study in The Lancet suggests. Twenty-year-olds who started antiretroviral therapy in 2010 are projected to live 10 years longer than those first using it in 1996, it found. Doctors say that starting treatment early is crucial to achieve a long and healthy life.

  • 3 weeks ago
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    Government secretly planning to spy on thousands of people's phones, leaked document reveals

    The UK government is secretly planning to force technology companies to build backdoors into their products, to enable intelligence agencies to read people’s private messages. A draft document leaked by the Open Rights Group details extreme new surveillance proposals, which would enable government agencies to spy on one in 10,000 citizens – around 6,500 people – at any one time. 

  • 3 weeks ago
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    Controversy erupts after Colorado animal sanctuary kills all its animals

    The owners of an animal sanctuary in Colorado that recently euthanized all of its animals claim they were forced to do so by the government. Owners of the Lion’s Gate Sanctuary said they had to humanely euthanize three lions, three tigers and five bears in April after the Elbert County Board of Commissioners denied their request to move to a new location. Dr. Joan Laub and her partner Peter Winney wanted to build a sanctuary on a 45-acre property near Elizabeth instead, according to The Colora...

  • 1 month ago
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    Brazil faces nationwide strike threatening to paralyze country

    Brazilian protesters torched buses, clashed with police in several cities and marched on President Michel Temer's Sao Paulo residence on Friday amid the nation's first general strike in more than two decades. Unions called the strike to voice anger over Temer's efforts to push austerity measures through congress, bills that would weaken labor laws and trim a generous pension system.

  • 1 month ago
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    ESPN will cut 100 on-air personalities today

    ESPN will cut more than 100 employees today, Yahoo Finance has learned. That number is much bigger than the 40-50 that was initially reported. ESPN aims to notify all of the people today, if it can do so. It has been widely reported for weeks that big cuts are coming to ESPN—so widely reported, and dissected, and gossiped about, in fact, that ESPN moved up its schedule and is notifying people earlier than it originally planned.

  • 1 month ago
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    New York Times scraps 'female genital mutilation' for being 'culturally loaded' term

    A top New York Times editor decided the paper shouldn’t use the term “female genital mutilation” because the phrase is too “culturally loaded” and widens a divide between the Western world and “people who follow the rite.” Health and Science editor Celia Dugger said she came to the conclusion to refer to the act of removing the female genitalia of young girls as “genital cutting” during a trip to Africa in the 1990s. She spoke about her decision in a Times mailbag article in re...

  • 1 month ago
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    America’s Most Political Food

    The founder of a popular South Carolina barbecue restaurant was a white supremacist. Now that his children have taken over, is it O.K. to eat there?

  • 1 month ago
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    Remains of five 'lost' Archbishops of Canterbury found

    The remains of five Archbishops of Canterbury have been found beneath a medieval parish church next to Lambeth Palace, the Archbishop of Canterbury's official London residence. Builders renovating the Garden Museum, housed at the deconsecrated church of St Mary-at-Lambeth, found a hidden crypt containing 30 lead coffins. Site manager Karl Patten said: "We discovered numerous coffins - and one of them had a gold crown on top of it".

  • 1 month ago
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    Germany's Schaeuble says if Muslim migrants don't like Europe, go elsewhere

    Muslims who migrate to Europe should understand that there are better places for them to live if they do not want to accept the European way of life, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said on Wednesday. Such migrants who do not accept Europe's way of living should be told "you have made the wrong decision", Schaeuble said during a round table discussion in Berlin. "There are better places in the world to live under Islamic law than Europe," he added.