(Global News) - Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks with Global News about the importance of funding scientific research. The CNN chief medical correspondent was in Toronto to speak at the Dinner with Scientists dinner, a fundraising for the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute at Mount Sinai Hospital.
(WND) - Allen West, retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel and former congressman from Florida, pointed to the recent downing of Russia’s jet by Turkish fire and said history buffs ought to beware: the next world war could be on its way.
(Financial Times) - Corporate share buybacks in the US have reached a post-crisis high. This matters, because the trend of declining stock volumes on the global stock markets could prove destabilising for the capital markets.
(The Australian) - French President Francois Hollande declared the terrorist attack in Paris an “act of war” by Islamic State, and he was right, if belated, in recognising that the jihadists have been at war with the West for years.
(Today) - In Paris, Maajid Nawaz, a former radical Muslim who is now a British activist and founder of the Quilliam Foundation, tells TODAY's Savannah Guthrie that "terrorism has atomized" across the world and that "it's reached the stage where it's become a brand." He says that non-radical Muslims should "stand up in solidarity" to combat radical Islam: "We have to have these conversations."
(The Washington Times) - Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus showed real leadership after the CNBC debate last month when he announced the party was putting NBC’s future debates under review.
(Los Angeles Times) - Ken Burns, an award-winning filmmaker whose many historical documentaries includes a 2009 series on the history of the nation’s national parks, was named Tuesday morning as the grand marshal for 2016 Rose Parade, which will carry the theme, “Find Your Adventure.”
(Newsmax) - A new book by former Republican Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said that President Barack Obama quickly abandoned his bipartisan pledge after the start of his first term and eventually relied on a small group of advisers who shared his perspective.
(Huffington Post) - This week in San Diego, Singularity University is holding its Exponential Medicine Conference, a look at how technologists are redesigning and rebuilding today's broken healthcare system.
(CNBC) - The ambiguous monetary policies implemented by central banks, like the U.S Federal Reserve, are beginning to dampen sentiment in the corporate world, according to the former president of the World Bank.
(Richmond Times Dispatch) - Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns revealed to a group of high school students in Henrico County on Thursday what he considers the second most powerful sentence in the English language: the second sentence of the Declaration of Independence.
(Huffington Post) - Sharia codifies Islam's many rules and governs everything from how to worship daily to personal behavior, economic and legal transactions and the governance of a nation. However, it is most commonly used as a tool to rob women of their most basic rights, including sexual autonomy.
(Wilson County News) - The current president and CEO of the nonprofit, nonpartisan National Center for Policy Analysis spoke with the Wilson County News in an exclusive interview ahead of a speaking engagement in San Antonio.
(Forbes) - Market sentiment is forever fickle about economic races between countries, especially where emerging markets are concerned. Today, intense attention is focused on India’s strong growth prospects and the chance they ultimately may overshadow those of the current ‘second largest’ economy in the world–China.
(Boston Globe) - Sanjay Gupta, the Atlanta neurosurgeon who is CNN’s resident talking head on all things medical, spoke to a full house at Symphony Hall this week as part of Lesley University’s Boston Speakers Series.
The former Treasury secretary and longtime conservationist is gearing up for what he believes will be this century's next great transformation: China's emergence as a global climate leader and clean technology superpower.
(Democracy Now) - As presidential candidates spar over economic policies and Congress debates the TPP, one of the nation’s leading economists is calling for a comprehensive overhaul of the U.S. economy.
(Broadly) - Since she first started voicing extreme criticism of Islam, Ayaan Hirsi Ali has attracted both death threats and vehement criticism from fellow feminists. Still, she has no intention of backing down.
(CNN) - Of the thousands of things the World Health Organization has studied for possible links to cancer, this week's announcement that hot dogs, bacon and other processed meats increase the risk of colon cancer was especially hard to swallow for many.