Art

Rare photographs that changed lives

Rare photographs that changed lives

Twenty-four photographs from the Lewis Hine archive have been auctioned in New York. The rare prints were from the collection of the late New York photographer Isador Sy Seidman. American sociologist Hine was one of the most important documentary photographers of the 20th Century. Because the notion of photojournalism and documentary did not exist at the time, Hine called his projects "photo stories", using images and words to fight for the ... Full story

Education

CNN Finally Notices Schools in Texas That Already Arm Teachers

CNN Finally Notices Schools in Texas That Already Arm Teachers

In a report aired on Friday's New Day and again on Saturday's CNN Newsroom with Fredricka Whitfield , CNN correspondent Ed Lavandera actually gave attention to a school district in Texas that already arms its teachers with concealed weapons and has them train in case they need to defend the school. On New Day , CNN hosts Alisyn Camerota and John Berman seemed skeptical after the report because the teachers had not yet had a chance to ... Full story

Economics

Meet a Spider That Spins Webs of Gold Silk

Meet a Spider That Spins Webs of Gold Silk

Golden orb spiders are known for the impressive webs they weave — producing silk five times stronger than steel and more flexible than cotton. Full story

Entertainment

Enterprise Rent A Car is first to cave to anti-NRA hysteria, others follow

Enterprise Rent A Car is first to cave to anti-NRA hysteria, others follow

While scrolling through my Twitter feed I noticed an over the top tweet to @EnterpriseCares, the account for Enterprise Rent A Car, with only multiple hashtags of Boycott NRA. Silly, but I checked it out. This is when I discovered that a list is out there of businesses who provide a discount to NRA members. Predictably, weak business executives seem to be following marching orders from anti-NRA fascists. Enterprise responded quickly with its ... Full story

Health

Are Hospitals Becoming Obsolete?  Times

Are Hospitals Becoming Obsolete? Times

And yet this enormous sector of the economy has actually been in decline for some time. Consider this: What year saw the maximum number of hospitalizations in the United States? The answer is 1981. That might surprise you. That year, there were over 39 million hospitalizations — 171 admissions per 1,000 Americans. Thirty-five years later, the population has increased by 40 percent, but hospitalizations have decreased by more than 10 percent. ... Full story

Law

Supreme Court to hear case on unions and non-member financial requirements

Supreme Court to hear case on unions and non-member financial requirements

(CNN) The Supreme Court will wade into a clash between organized labor and conservative groups Monday in a case that could overturn decades-old precedent and deal a potentially crippling blow to public sector unions. The case is one of the most contentious in a pivotal term, and protesters from both sides are expected to flood the Court Monday morning. At the center of the debate is a 1977 Supreme Court opinion known as Abood v. Detroit Board ... Full story

Living

How corrupt is your country?

How corrupt is your country?

Despite efforts to tackle corruption around the world, progress is still frustratingly slow, according to the latest report from Transparency International. Its annual Corruption Perception Index reveals some alarming trends. It shows public service corruption is still a huge problem for two-thirds of the world's economies. The report uses a scale of zero to 100 to rank countries: zero is highly corrupt and 100 is very clean. Syria, South Sudan ... Full story

Politics

Italian election dominated by immigration debate  News

Italian election dominated by immigration debate News

Image caption Casa Pound supporters attend a remembrance service in Milan. Standing opposite an arch commemorating Italy's liberation from fascism at the end of the World War Two, a group of men dressed in black are huddled beneath a gazebo. They're supporters of Casa Pound - a fringe political party that claims to be inspired by the poet Ezra Pound. Massimo Trefiletti proudly proclaims himself and his party as fascists. The irony of standing ... Full story

Sport

The country with the highest female suicide rate in the world

The country with the highest female suicide rate in the world

How one former beauty queen made it her mission to reduce the rate of female suicide in her country. Full story

Technology

Apple may launch over-ear headphones without Beats branding

Apple may launch over-ear headphones without Beats branding

Sean Gardner via Getty Images. AirPods may be far from the pinnacle of audio quality, but they're definitely popular -- so much so that Apple may be expanding the variety of audio gear it releases under its own brand. KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (who has a generally good track record forecasting Apple gear) claims that Apple is making over-ear headphones under its own name, rather than Beats. Most details aren't clear, but Apple would reportedly ... Full story