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Vladimir Dal wore a lot of hats and dabbled in many careers, from a stint in the Russian Navy, to practicing medicine, to writing fairytales. But the Russian scholar is perhaps best remembered for capturing the richness and depth of the Russian language in his four-volume magnum opus Explanatory Dictionary [...]
Wed, Nov 22, 2017
Source: Time
Britain's treasured health care system was used as rallying cry by anti-E.U. campaigners. Many of its European staff now feel betrayed. Thousands have quit. [...]
Tue, Nov 21, 2017
Source: New York Times – World
The Fed chairwoman, Janet Yellen, answered questions about policy and her life in economics one day after announcing plans to step down next year. [...]
Tue, Nov 21, 2017
Source: New York Times – US
After nearly four decades in power, Zimbabwe's ruler, Robert Mugabe, resigned in the wake of a military takeover. How did the notorious strongman manage to keep his opponents at bay for so long? [...]
Tue, Nov 21, 2017
Source: New York Times – World
The population of wild turkeys has soared, and that has brought turkey-human clashes to rooftops, windows, and intersections across the country. [...]
Tue, Nov 21, 2017
Source: New York Times – US
Acclaimed Disney and Pixar director John Lasseter is taking a leave of absence from the companies due to “missteps” in the workplace, according to a memo he sent to employees Tuesday. The memo, obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, came in the face of a story the outlet was preparing to publish [...]
Tue, Nov 21, 2017
Source: Time
Here's what you need to know at the end of the day. [...]
Tue, Nov 21, 2017
Source: New York Times – World
Luna Simone is going to be a big sister! Chrissy Teigen and John Legend — who celebrated their fourth wedding anniversary on Sept. 14 — are expecting their second child, she shared on social media Tuesday, hilariously captioning the video, “It's John's!” “Luna, what's in here?” Teigen can be heard saying in [...]
Tue, Nov 21, 2017
Source: Time
The country is trying to wean itself off the international assistance that it has relied on in recent years, and is projecting strong economic growth for next year. [...]
Tue, Nov 21, 2017
Source: New York Times – World
Many questions remain, including whether he will make his resignation official or rescind it, and whether Saudi Arabia had pressed him to resign. [...]
Tue, Nov 21, 2017
Source: New York Times – World
Facing its first execution in more than six years, the state doesn't have the drugs to carry out the sentence. The governor hopes a shield law will help. [...]
Tue, Nov 21, 2017
Source: New York Times – US
The case addresses whether the American husband of a Romanian man should be afforded residency rights in Romania. But its impact could be felt further afield. [...]
Tue, Nov 21, 2017
Source: New York Times – World
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will apologize next week for a program that removed perhaps thousands of gays and lesbians from the public service, the military and the Mounties. [...]
Tue, Nov 21, 2017
Source: New York Times – World
In a new interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Mother! star and Hollywood favorite Jennifer Lawrence reflected on the “violating” experience of having her nude photos leaked over the internet back in August 2014. “When the hacking thing happened, it was so unbelievably violating that you can't even put it into words,” [...]
Tue, Nov 21, 2017
Source: Time
The German leader's failure to form a coalition government is a blow to hopes for a strong Franco-German engine to drive European Union reform. [...]
Tue, Nov 21, 2017
Source: New York Times – World
The F.C.C. is set to repeal rules that require internet providers to give consumers equal access to all content online. Here's how it works. [...]
Tue, Nov 21, 2017
Source: New York Times – US
The southern African nation is at a pivotal moment after the reported resignation of Robert Mugabe as president. [...]
Tue, Nov 21, 2017
Source: New York Times – World
The state weather service in Moscow acknowledged “extremely high pollution” in a region close to a sprawling Soviet-era nuclear plant. [...]
Tue, Nov 21, 2017
Source: New York Times – World
(BOSTON) – The U.S. Justice Department has threatened to sue Harvard University to force it to turn over documents as it investigates whether the Ivy League school's admission policies violate civil rights laws. Citing a 2015 lawsuit that charges the school's affirmative action policies discriminate against Asian-American applicants, the federal government [...]
Tue, Nov 21, 2017
Source: Time
U.S. prosecutors have charged an Iranian national with hacking into cable TV network HBO and stealing episodes and plot summaries for unaired programs including “Game of Thrones,” then threatening to release the data unless he was paid $6 million. Behzad Mesri, also known as “Skote Vahshat,” was charged with the hack [...]
Tue, Nov 21, 2017
Source: Time

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