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Mother’s love and loving our mothers

The birth of Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, the latest addition to Britain’s royal family, put the joys of motherhood on international display just in time for Mother’s Day in the U.S. Rumors abounded about how the boy, born Monday to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, might be raised. “Arise, all women who have hearts,” she wrote. Yahoo News – Latest ...

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India has a big trash problem. TrashBot is trying to help.

It’s a busy morning at the dry waste collection center in the Basavanagudi area of Bangalore, India. Two men are loading a dump truck with garbage collected from nearby households. Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

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Democrats elevate faith – and forgiveness – on campaign trail

Dear reader: Our top story today looks at how some of the Democratic presidential candidates are trying to reclaim religion from the far right, by openly discussing their faith on the campaign trail. Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, has been at the forefront of this trend. At a forum last month, the openly gay mayor took on the religious right’s opposition ...

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VW’s record-breaking electric car takes on world’s scariest racetrack, Nürburgring

Enlarge / Romain Dumas at the wheel of the VW ID R electric car on the Nürburgring Nordschleife. (credit: Volkswagen Motorsport) Although we make every effort to cover our own travel costs, in this case Volkswagen flew me to Germany and provided two nights in a hotel. NÜRBURG, Germany—What do the race cars of Formula 1, the World Endurance Championship, ...

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China is awash in dinosaur fossils. But who will dig them up?

China’s most famous paleontologists were accidental scholars. The year Wang Min entered college, in 2005, China was still finding its way onto the dinosaur map. Competition on the national college entrance exam was fierce, Dr. Wang says, and choices were limited for people who scored in his range. Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

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Four ways families can give back this summer

This column is part of an occasional series about how you, too, can make a difference. It is written by the head of our partner organization UniversalGiving, which helps people give and volunteer in more than 100 countries. Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

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Russia’s Venezuela motives: It’s about the US, not Maduro

Many of the hallmarks of a classic great power rivalry between Russia and the United States are on display in Venezuela’s ongoing crisis: competing proxy forces on the ground, diplomatic finger-pointing, and starkly divergent visions of world order. In Venezuela, and between the U.S. and Russia generally, there is no sharp ideological divide over world-shaping doctrines like communism versus capitalism. ...

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War without end in Gaza: Why Israeli army is battling the government

It’s being described now as Israel’s longest war of attrition. Israel and Hamas, the militant Islamic group that has controlled Gaza since 2007, have been locked in conflict, punctuated with outbursts of violence, for more than a decade now. Within 48 hours this weekend, Israeli television reports lurched from updates on incoming rocket barrages that kept tens of thousands inside ...

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