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From caricature to man of character: How time and art change image of Bush

Last July, when former President George W. Bush began to smile and sway to ?The Battle Hymn of the Republic,? holding hands with both his wife and former first lady Michelle Obama during the closing moments of a memorial service for five Dallas police officers, many of his long-time detractors could only look and mock. On traditional and social media, Mr. Bush, making a rare public appearance at the time, was once again the president of the malaprop, seemingly lacking in seriousness and curiosity, the smirking architect of a disastrous and unnecessary war.

15 under 15: Rising stars in cybersecurity

Everything in their lives is captured in silicon chips and chronicled on Facebook. Turns out, CyFi had unearthed a new class of previously undisclosed security weaknesses, otherwise known as zero days, spanning across all mobile devices.

Help North Koreans ?live in the truth?

North Korea tested its first nuclear device in 2006 and may soon test a missile capable of reaching an American city with such a weapon. The US and its allies remain frustrated that their main option, a tightening of economic sanctions, has not curbed the North?s nuclear threat. The regime may be worried that the North Korean people, despite living under tight censorship, are learning that the world is standing up for their human rights.

Delay on GOP health care vote: Bill 'too conservative' and 'not conservative enough'

House Speaker Paul Ryan thought he had found the ?sweet spot? in the Republican health care plan ? a bill that would appeal to both GOP conservatives and moderates. Despite intense coordination with the White House and the president?s personal involvement on the GOP bill to repeal and replace Obamacare, the speaker was forced to delay the bill for lack of Republican votes. If Speaker Ryan is unable to forge a compromise that will bring him to victory, it will be a huge blow to the Republican agenda, to his speakership, and to President Trump.

Responsible fatherhood: He?s been a key voice in the national conversation

While the certificate represents the end of a 17-year drug addiction marked by countless court appearances and several stints behind bars, it is also emblematic of the type of progress and improvement that he works to bring out in others who live in Baltimore. Jones is founder and president of the Center for Urban Families (CFUF), established in 1999 with the objective of empowering low-income families through programs designed to help wage earners contribute to their families and to help men fulfill their roles as fathers. There are dozens of outstanding warrants, high rates of reentry among those released from correctional facilities, and a tally of more than $26 million in collective child-support arrears, he notes.

Who's the greatest leader in the world? Chicago Cubs's Theo Epstein

For readers who don?t follow the Sox or the Cubs ? which both recently claimed their first World Series wins in living memory under Mr. Epstein?s watch ? Fortune?s decision will likely come as a surprise.

Russia set to unveil the world's newest print encyclopedia ? and its last?

Initiated by a decree of Vladimir Putin in 2003, the massive 36-volume Great Russian Encyclopedia (GRE) was intended ? as encyclopedias tend to be ? as a compendium of all fundamental knowledge, a benchmark of truth, and, more subtly, a repudiation of the ideologically-tinged world view of its famous predecessor, The Great Soviet Encyclopedia. Recommended: Sochi, Soviets, and czars: How much do you know about Russia? "Russia needed a new encyclopedia that reflects modern society and consciousness, so this one is not a continuation of its Soviet predecessor," Mr. Kravets says.

Former Russian lawmaker and Moscow critic gunned down in Ukraine

A former member of the Russian Duma who had moved to Ukraine was shot and killed in Kiev on Thursday, sparking allegations that the murder was politically motivated. Denis Voronenkov was shot dead outside the upscale Premier Palace hotel in the Ukrainian capital. Ukraine is currently investigating the incident.

Why has Jackson, Miss., been labeled 'the fattest city' in the US?

According to personal finance website WalletHub, Jackson, Miss., is the fattest city in America. WalletHub released its ranking of the2017 Fattest Cities in Americalist on Wednesday. The list was based on analysis of the 100 most populous cities in the United States with regard to various weight-related factors to create the rankings.

Martin McGuinness leaves behind a complicated legacy, uncertain future

Martin McGuinness, a former Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) leader and politician, will be laid to rest on Thursday in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Among them were many dignitaries, including former US President Bill Clinton. Recommended: Forget Irish cliches: How much do you really know about Ireland?

US-Israeli teen arrested in connection with threats to Jewish community centers

Three months after Jewish community centers began receiving bomb threats, police have arrested the man they say is behind the hoax. On Thursday, police in Israel arrested a man they believe threatened Jewish institutions in the United States, Australia, and New Zealand, as well as within Israel. The teenage suspect, who is reported to be Jewish, holds dual US and Israeli citizenshipand was found unfit for compulsory military service in Israel.

UN urges Sri Lanka to investigate civil war atrocities

Speaking to the UN Human Rights Council, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, reported on the situation in Sri Lanka still dealing with the aftermath of a 26-year civil war that ended in 2009.

London attack: how Europe has overcome terror campaigns before

The attack outside the Houses of Parliament, which left four people dead and dozens injured, was the latest in a string of low-tech, high-profile terrorist incidents in Europe. Good police and intelligence work can head off such incidents and save lives, as Europe?s recent history has shown. The graver threat ? that terrorist attacks undermine Western societies by spurring anti-Muslim hatred and divisions ? is harder, though not impossible, to confront.





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