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World faces cold-war-era threat levels, says former MI6 chief

The world faces cold-war-era threat levels, Sir John Sawers, the former head of MI6, has said, due to the west vacating the stage in Syria and failing to recognise that the growth of Russian military power over the past 15 years required the development of a new strategic relationship with Moscow.   “We are moving […]

World’s first baby born with controversial new ‘three-parent’ technique

The world’s first child created using a controversial “three-parent” baby technique has been born in Mexico, it has been announced.   Limited details about the birth were revealed ahead of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine’s scientific congress in Salt Lake City next month, where it will be discussed more fully.   According to critics, the […]

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CA law allows registered sex offenders in classrooms

A California law that permits registered sex offenders on campuses is being challenged by the Fontana Unified School District (FUSD) Board of Education, which voted to prohibit their access to classrooms to protect vulnerable students.   However, the school board originally raised the possibility of approving a problematic California law that states that if the […]

Troops, extra police in Charlotte to prevent more clashes

Hundreds of National Guard troops and police reinforcements converged on Charlotte, mobilized to prevent a third night of violent protests over the fatal police shooting of a black man.   The tense southern city was under a state of emergency amid growing complaints that the authorities were slow to respond to crowds protesting the death […]

Lawyer: After School Satan Club must be allowed to proceed

A so-called “After School Satan Club” proposed by the Satanic Temple of Seattle to be held at Centennial Elementary School should be allowed to proceed, an attorney hired to represent the Mount Vernon School District said.   “I think that if the school district denied that application, you would face costly litigation that would be […]

EXEC: MOST LYFT RIDES WILL BE IN AUTONOMOUS CARS IN 5 YEARS

DETROIT (AP) — Within five years, a majority of ride-hailing company Lyft’s rides will be in self-driving cars, the company’s co-founder and president predicted on Sunday.   John Zimmer also said that personal car ownership will come to an end because autonomous rides will become a cheaper way to travel than owning an automobile. He […]

IRS chief tells House panel he does not deserve impeachment

The chief of the IRS fended off Republican demands Wednesday that he should lose his job, telling the House Judiciary Committee that he’d made statements about missing emails that later proved wrong but had done nothing to merit impeachment.   Read More: IRS chief tells House panel he does not deserve impeachment

Global education is civil rights struggle of our age, says Gordon Brown

Gordon Brown has described funding education in the world’s poorest countries as “the civil rights struggle of our generation”.   Almost half of the world’s children face the prospect of growing up without proper schooling unless there is a transformation in education funding, the former Labour prime minister said.   Brown, who heads the international […]

Confirmed: The Arch of Triumph Is Going Up in New York City on September 19

Do you remember all of the buzz about the arch from the Temple of Baal that was supposed to go up in Times Square back in April? Well, that project was ultimately canceled, but now it has been resurrected in a new form. In April a reproduction of a different arch, the Arch of Triumph, was erected in […]