Mueller asking if Trump knew about hacked Dem emails before release

Mueller asking if Trump knew about hacked Dem emails before release

The special counsel's team is asking what candidate Trump knew about the hacked Democratic emails and when he knew it.

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Coca-Cola, Nestle seek to privatize world’s second largest aquifer

Coca-Cola, Nestle seek to privatize world's second largest aquifer

Coca-Cola and Nestle are pushing to take ownership of the Guarani Aquifer in Brazil. Named for the indigenous Guarani people, the world’s second largest aquifer lies beneath parts of Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Argentina – and it may soon fall under private corporate control. According to Correio do Brasil, private meetings between the multinational corporations and representatives of Brazil’s government…

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Schools are safer than they were in the 90s, and school shootings are not more common than they used to be, researchers say

Schools are safer than they were in the 90s, and school shootings are not more common than they used to be, researchers say

The deadly school shooting this month in Parkland, Florida, has ignited national outrage and calls for action on gun reform. But while certain policies may help decrease gun violence in general, it’s unlikely that any of them will prevent mass school shootings, according to James Alan Fox, the Lipman Family Professor of Criminology, Law, and Public Policy at Northeastern.

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Egyptian singer facing jail for Nile joke

Egyptian singer facing jail for Nile joke

Egyptian singer Sherine Abdel Wahab has been sentenced to six months in prison for joking about the cleanliness of the River Nile. Sherine, one of the country's most famous singers – and a judge on the Arabic version of The Voice TV show – told a fan that drinking from the famous river might give them parasites. "Drink Evian instead," she joked.

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Obama calls out Facebook and Google and says it’s hard to know how long democracy can survive the current political climate

Obama calls out Facebook and Google and says it's hard to know how long democracy can survive the current political climate

Former President Barack Obama made some revealing comments about the state of political discourse in the US, suggesting last week that tech giants like Facebook and Google were compounding problems. His remarks were captured in an off-the-record speech at a sports conference at MIT. Audio from the presentation was first reported by Reason, a libertarian-leaning publication.

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There’s a heat wave. In the Arctic. In the middle of winter.

There’s a heat wave. In the Arctic. In the middle of winter.

It’s been downright toasty at the North Pole, at least by Arctic standards. The northernmost weather station in the world, Cape Morris Jesup in Greenland, saw temperatures stay above freezing for almost 24 hours straight last week, and then climb to 43 degrees Fahrenheit (6.1 degrees Celsius) on Saturday before dropping again.

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Mystery deepens in case of CDC employee missing over 2 weeks

Mystery deepens in case of CDC employee missing over 2 weeks

The mystery is deepening in the case of a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention employee who has been missing for over two weeks, as police reveal he didn't get the promotion he wanted before he vanished. "This is an extremely unusual set of circumstances," Maj. Michael O'Connor of the Atlanta Police told reporters today.

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