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The Basketball World Cup: Who Team USA Should Bring to Spain

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Are you ready for the World Cup? It starts Aug. 30 in Spain!

We speak of course, about the FIBA Basketball World Cup, a pseudo-clever rebranding of what was until this year known as the FIBA World Championship, a global hoops tournament held every four years by the sport’s international governing body. The 2014 tournament runs from Aug. 30 through Sept. 14 in Spain; Team USA opened training camp Monday in Las Vegas.

The U.S. is undeniably Earth’s dominant basketball empire, but this…

Why Women Can’t Get Enough of Turkey’s Prime Minister

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ISTANBUL, Turkey — On a recent Friday evening, Turkey’s Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, was met by hundreds of supporters at one of his first campaign events in Istanbul since announcing his bid to run for president.

Busloads of fans jammed into a seaside park to catch a glimpse of their beloved leader, while his closest allies—a cadre of glammed-up celebrities, politicians from his Justice and Development Party…

Why Women Can’t Get Enough of Turkey’s Prime Minister

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ISTANBUL, Turkey — On a recent Friday evening, Turkey’s Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, was met by hundreds of supporters at one of his first campaign events in Istanbul since announcing his bid to run for president.

Busloads of fans jammed into a seaside park to catch a glimpse of their beloved leader, while his closest allies—a cadre of glammed-up celebrities, politicians from his Justice and Development Party…

George Zimmerman Is Now Guarding a Gun Store

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George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch captain who was acquitted in the high-profile killing of teenager Trayvon Martin, is now working as a security officer in a guns and motorcycles store in Florida, according to a local police report.

After midnight on Sunday night, a police officer in DeLand, Florida, found Zimmerman inside Pompano Pat‘s, a firearms, ammunition and motorcycles store. Zimmerman told the officer that “he…

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George Zimmerman Is Now Guarding a Gun Store

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George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch captain who was acquitted in the high-profile killing of teenager Trayvon Martin, is now working as a security officer in a guns and motorcycles store in Florida, according to a local police report.

After midnight on Sunday night, a police officer in DeLand, Florida, found Zimmerman inside Pompano Pat‘s, a firearms, ammunition and motorcycles store. Zimmerman told the officer that “he…

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7 Things We’d Change About LinkedIn

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You didn’t really think sending the recruiter at your dream company a Facebook message would work, right?

That’s why you have LinkedIn, the definitive online platform for networking and finding new career opportunities. The website has effectively cornered the market on adapting social networking to the professional space, but it can use a few upgrades to make the most of its unique place in the virtual world.

While one of its most frustrating…

6 Meteor Showers to Watch For in the Next Month

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Each summer, amateur astronomers from all over the world look forward to observing the famous Perseid meteor shower, but often overlook six lesser celestial fireworks displays that reach their peak between July 28 and Aug. 20.

This year, a bright nearly-full moon will seriously interfere with Perseid meteor observing, so why not take this opportunity to try and view the other six, all but one of which will enjoy dark skies. That minor meteor shower sextet begins on July 28, with the peak of…

The Countries Where Human Progress Is Fastest and Slowest

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The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) published its annual Human Development Report, which focuses on human vulnerability worldwide, last week.

In measuring progress of human development, the report ranked 187 countries based on indicators such as longevity, education and standard of living. Norway topped the list with very high human development, followed by Australia, Switzerland, the Netherlands and the United States.

More than 90% of Human DNA Is Useless ‘Junk,’ Study Finds

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More than a decade has passed since the completion of the Human Genome Project, the international collaboration to map all of the “letters” in our DNA. The huge effort led to revolutionary genomic discoveries, but more than 10 years later, it’s still unclear what percentage of the human genome is actually doing something important.

A new study suggests that only 8.2% of human DNA, or about 250 million of these so-called DNA letters, are functional, and more than two billion are not.

The…

MH17 Black Boxes Reveal ‘Missile Explosion’ Caused Crash in Ukraine

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Black box data from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 indicates that the plane crashed as a result of a “missile explosion,” Ukraine defense officials said on Monday

Pro-Russian rebels, who were early on scene after the crash and closely guarded the site, turned over the black boxes to Malaysian authorities last week in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk. The flight data and cockpit voice recorders were then sent to the UK for analyzation

Andriy Lysenko, spokesman for the Ukrainian National…