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A Transgender Teen Was Murdered and Burned. It's Not Considered a Hate Crime

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 08:05

Authorities say her eyes were gouged out and her genitals stabbed


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Toyota and a Boy Wonder Team Up on Self-Driving Cars

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 08:00

The world's biggest automaker is now using lidar laser sensors made by the hot new startup, Luminar.


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The 30 Most Visited Cities in the World in 2017

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 07:03

From Mumbai to Miami, here are the 30 most visited cities in the world, according to the 2017 Global Destination Cities Index


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Giant 1.5-Foot-Long Rat Discovered on Solomon Islands Can Crack Coconuts With Its Teeth

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 07:02

For decades, the people of the Solomon Island of Vanganu knew of the vika. They saw vikas while climbing trees to hunt possums, and wrote stories and sung songs about them. But the animals remained unknown to science—until now. 


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Jared Kushner Voted As a Woman, According to His Registration

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 07:00

In the latest of several paperwork mishaps, the President's senior advisor and son-in-law registered to vote in New York with the wrong gender.


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President Trump Deleted Tweets About Luther Strange. Now He's Talking Up Roy Moore Instead

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 06:14

Moore beat the Trump-backed candidate in the GOP Senate primary in Alabama


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After Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico's Grid Needs a Complete Overhaul

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 06:00

Allocating money to rebuild won’t be enough, experts say, unless the island can also rethink its entire energy strategy.


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James Mattis Arrived in Afghanistan Hours Before Rocket Attack at Kabul Airport

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 04:54

At least five civilians were wounded in the attack


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Thailand's Fugitive Former Leader Has Been Sentenced After Skipping Court

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 03:18

Yingluck Shinawatra says the charges are politically motivated


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Here’s What a Top General Thinks Is the Next Big Threat to the U.S.

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 02:45

China may soon surpass Russia as America's biggest military foe


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This Teenager Was Jailed For Being Critical of Singapore. The U.S. Just Upheld His Bid for Asylum

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 00:18

Amos Yee was accused of hurting the religious feelings of Muslims and Christians


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Marine biologist captures 'blue hole' in the Great Barrier Reef

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 23:31

Australia's Great Barrier Reef already offers plenty of wonder, but dang, this blue hole is pretty cool. It was apparently found by marine biologist Johnny Gaskell, who said he spotted the blue hole on Google Maps. He went to check it out with a team, despite it being far offshore, "further than our normal Reef trips." SEE ALSO: This restaurant is literally in a waterfall "What we found inside was hard to believe, considering five months ago a Category 4 cyclone went straight over the top of it," Gaskell said in a statement via email.  Anyway, they managed to capture the inside of the hidden lagoon, and it looks it was like a fun adventure: Gaskell said he and his team believe they're the first to dive this blue hole, which they won't reveal the location of publicly, preferring to keep it a secret. The lagoon walls act as a source of protection to the coral. "At around 15 to 20 metres (16 to 21 yards) deep, there were huge Birdsnest Corals (Seriatopora) and super elongated Staghorn Corals (Acropora), both of which were among the biggest and most delicate colonies I've ever seen," Gaskell said. "It's not as deep as the famous Great Blue Hole in Belize but it is a really unique spot." Since the discovery, Gaskell has located two other blue holes, roughly 200 kilometres (124 mi) offshore, and is working out logistics to travel there. There are also blue holes in the Cockatoo and Molar Reefs. It's certainly a bright bit of news from the reef, which is still under serious threat from coral bleaching. WATCH: Now you can sleep on the cool side of the pillow literally all night


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