What an autopsy may (or may not) have revealed about Otto Warmbier’s death

June 22, 2017

… continues to undergo decomposition.” The possibilities could have been any number of things, Wecht said, including strangulation, suffocation, medication or a botched suicide attempt. But “the basic cause, no matter what the mechanism, would have been … hypoxia,” the medical term for insufficient oxygen reaching the brain. What happened in North Korea? Up until last week, one of the last times the world saw Warmbier, an American college student, was at a news conference …

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Hanok homes: South Korean architects look to the past in their push to modernize

June 21, 2017

… through the design principles that made hanoks well-suited to Korea’s temperate climate. “Hanoks are easy to cool in the summer because of the courtyard, and easy to heat in the winter because the rooms are small,” says Robert Fouser, an American professor and co-author of the 2015 book “Hanok: The Korean House.” Nonetheless, architects still need to find new ways of adapting hanoks to the 21st century. David Kilburn, a Seoul-based British expatriate who has …

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Jews, Christians and Muslims make holy ground in America’s heartland

June 19, 2017

Omaha, Nebraska (CNN)When most people think of Omaha, they imagine sizzling steaks, billionaire Warren Buffet or even former NFL quarterback Peyton Manning calling out before the snap. (Remember “Omaha-Omaha”?). A rabbi, a reverend and an imam (no, it’s not a setup joke) are partners in a decadelong quest to bring together the three Abrahamic faiths — Judaism, Christianity and Islam — to share and worship on the same property. …

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Buying Whole Foods could be Amazon’s Waterloo

June 19, 2017

… on already dominant players like Walmart, but it is likely to hit small players particularly hard, driving many smaller grocery firms out of business. This will inevitably also have an effect on the already dead or dying American main street. The deal will also effect employees at Whole Foods. Currently, the company offers employees ample opportunities to “be themselves” at work. Amazon, in contrast, is famed for its high-pressure corporate culture, which requires unrelenting …

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‘God Help America’: Philando Castile’s Girlfriend Speaks Out After Cop’s Acquittal

June 18, 2017

… selected earlier this month, reportedly only included two people of color: an Ethiopian-American community college student and a black man who managed a Wendys restaurant. It was unclear whether those two jurors were among the 12 that rendered Fridays verdict, or if they were among the three alternates. The City of St. Anthony has concluded that the public will be best served if Officer Yanez is no longer a police officer in our city, a statement on its website read. The city intends to offer …

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Foreign Carmakers Invoke Reagan To Sway Trump On Trade

June 17, 2017

… plant in Huntsville, Alabama, on Feb. 28, 2006. The conceit of the ad is that international carmakers, as the Association of Global Automakers calls its member companies with headquarters in non-American locales, are now as integral a part of the American landscape as the suburban families in Reagans ad. The ad debuted during NBCs Meet the Press earlier this month. The AGA declined to say how large of an ad buy it was making other than by noting it is the largest purchase in the trade …

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Independence Day Fast Facts

June 17, 2017

… the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness.” Other Facts:In 2012, fireworks sales by wholesalers totaled $482.6 million and sales by retailers totaled $368.6. In 2016, the United States imported $5.4 million in American flags. According to the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association, the Fourth of July is the …

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After the game, can the good feelings last?

June 16, 2017

… scars for years to come. Many people in the political world had quietly worried that violence was a lamentably possible extension of a presidential campaign in which Trump baited angry crowds and liberals ridiculed and insulted him. In a sign of how the political dialogue has deteriorated, it’s now normal for the President of the United States to spread obvious falsehoods, to brand the media the “enemy of the American people” and for his opponents to openly call him a liar. …

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Overweight pregnancy increases risk of birth defects, study says

June 16, 2017

(CNN)Risks of major birth defects increased in step with the severity of a mother’s obesity or overweight, a study published Wednesday in the BMJ medical journal found. The study’s findings are not entirely new, but “expand on previous knowledge,” Persson said in an email. Past studies have shown an increased risk of congenital malformations among obese mothers. See the latest news and share your comments with CNN Health on Facebook and Twitter. The …

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Why do we spend less on Father’s Day than Mother’s Day? – BBC News

June 15, 2017

… him, because his kids know him on a deeper level”. Father’s Day facts The modern Father’s Day is an American invention, with the first widespread celebration taking place on 1910, two year’s after the first Mother’s Day celebration While Mother’s Day was officially recognised by the US government in 1913, Father’s Day had to wait until 1972 Unlike Mother’s Day, Father’s Day is celebrated on the same day in the US and the UK – the …

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Tim Cook, Jeff Bezos and more tech CEOs are set to attend a White House summit with Jared Kushner

June 11, 2017

Ready for part 2.Image: Evan Vucci/AP/REX/Shutterstock Leaders from the largest technology companies are set to visit the White House later this month for an inaugural meeting of President Donald Trumps group formed to modernize government services, according to three people familiar with the plans. They will arrive weeks after many tech chiefs publicly split with Trump on his decision to exit the Paris climate deal. The American Technology Council meeting will include a gathering of top …

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