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Can you tally up world progress?
When the cold war ended a quarter century ago, and with it the division of the world into two camps, the United Nations decided to start measuring the progress of humanity as a whole. The hope behind such alternative indicators is that an attempt to measure something might help reveal what causes it or could push it along.
After ISIS: For Iraqis, reconciliation in Mosul will be challenging, and vital
The colonel is a quintessential Iraqi military man: shaved head, bushy black mustache, and very proud of how the Iraqi Army has rebuilt and proved it is professional in the fight to oust the Islamic State from Mosul. Like many in Iraq, the colonel is wary that the challenges of reconciliation and winning the peace in Mosul and across the complex ethnic mosaic of Nineveh Province will be harder than winning the war. Recommended: How much do you know about the Islamic State?
Dare to be tender: One year after attack, Belgian king urges kindness
Brussels on Wednesday marked the first anniversary of suicide bombings that killed 32 peopleat the airport and subway, with ceremonies timed with the blasts and the dedication of a new memorial. Recommended: How much do you know about Islam and violence? "Above all, let us dare to be tender," he said, at the unveiling of a new monument to all the victims near the headquarters of the European Union in Brussels European Quarter.
What we know about Trump team Russia links and why that matters
Paul Manafort was Donald Trumps campaign manager for months in 2016. Mr. Manafort played a very limited role for a very limited amount of time, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Monday at his daily briefing. Ditto longtime Trump associate Roger Stone and former foreign policy adviser Carter Page.
Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort received millions to promote Putin
Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort resigned in August, amid swirling rumors of his connections to foreign governments, including Russia. A new Associated Press investigation uncovered ties between Mr. Manafort and Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska dating back to 2005. In a confidential strategy plan, Manafort told Mr. Deripaska that he could influence politics, business, and media across the United States, Europe, and former Soviet states for the benefit of Russia.
In unanimous decision, Supreme Court raises bar for special education
Calif. class action suit alleges 'unfair competition' with Ivanka Trump brand
A small, San Francisco boutique almost3,000 miles away from Ivanka Trumps office in the White House might not seem like a business that would find itself entangled with the first daughters multi-million dollar fashion brand. In a class action lawsuit filed in San Francisco Superior Court last week, the 40-year-old, family-owned Modern Appealing Clothing argues that unethical promotion of the Ivanka Trump brand by the current administration has violated the US Constitution and a California statute protecting businesses against unfair competition.
Data didn't change tech's frat-boy culture. Will storytelling?
An engineer at Lever a recruitment software startup in San Francisco her role includes reaching out to co-workers about life in the tech industry. Now, firms like Lever are turning to anecdotes and personal exchanges as bases for developing empathy and building inclusive cultures from the ground up.
Supreme Court tightens restrictions on presidential appointments
When the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled that SW General, Inc. had violated federal labor law, the Scottsdale, Ariz., ambulance firm questioned whether the NLRBs acting general counsel, Lafe Solomon, had authority to handle the case. On Wednesday, the US Supreme Court sided with SW General, ruling 6-2 that Mr. Solomons 2011 nomination by then-President Barack Obama violated the 1998 Federal Vacancies Reform Act, rendering Solomons actions against SW General null and void. Legal analysts agree that this ruling could narrow the presidents nominating authority.
What is known so far about terrorist attack outside London's Parliament
At least 20 people were injured and at least four people killed in what officials are saying was a terrorist attack that took place near the British Parliament building in London Wednesday afternoon. Others reported that a vehicle was seen on the nearbyWestminster Bridge running over several pedestrians. A woman was also reportedly taken out of the river near the Westminster bridge, injured but alive.