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Sexist men have psychological problems, study shows

Psychologists looking at 10 years of data from nearly 20,000 men found that those who value having power over women and endorse playboy behavior and other traditional notions of masculinity are more likely to suffer from psychological problems – and less likely to seek out help.

Newly unearthed letter shows how Trump’s grandfather begged to stay in Germany

A letter publicized this week by the German tabloid Bild reveals how Donald Trump’s grandfather Friedrich Trump begged local authorities in southern Germany to revoke an expulsion order for avoiding military service as a teenager. His plea, it seems, proved unsuccessful, and Trump had to settle for a life across the Atlantic.

Humans have changed industrial turkeys so much they can’t even mate without our help

A quartet of wild turkeys walk abreast down the  road. The wild birds, the centerpiece of many an early Thanksgiving feast, have made a remarkable comeback from the edge of extinction. (Steve Ingram / Associated Press)
The colorful turkeys we drew in kindergarten don’t resemble the fowl on our modern Thanksgiving tables. Our popular idea of what a turkey looks like seems to be stuck in the past, and entirely based on elementary school history books filled with pictures of smiling pilgrims and fluffy black turkeys showing off a peacock-like display of tail feathers. But early North Americans would see today’s turkeys as gargantuan, pale mutants in comparison to the wild turkeys they knew.

Iran’s atomic chief says he doesn’t think Trump will scrap nuclear deal

Throughout the U.S. presidential election campaign, Donald Trump repeatedly articulated disgust for the nuclear deal reached last year between Iran and world powers and promised to scrap it if he took office. But though Trump won the election about two weeks ago, the head of Iran’s nuclear program, Ali Akbar Salehi, doesn’t appear too concerned about the president-elect’s threat.

Cambodian court upholds life terms for two Khmer Rouge leaders

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia – A top Cambodian court on Wednesday upheld the life sentences for the two most senior surviving members of the Khmer Rouge regime, which is responsible for the deaths of 1.7 million people, saying that the massive scale of the crimes showed the two men’s complete lack of consideration for the lives of the Cambodians. The Supreme Court Chamber said the 2014 verdict by a U.N.-assisted Khmer Rouge tribunal was “appropriate” given the gravity of the crimes and roles of the two defendants – Khieu Samphan, the 85-year-old Khmer Rouge head of state, and Nuon Chea, the 90-year-old right-hand man to the communist group’s late leader Pol Pot.

Father of injured pipeline protester says she may lose arm

A New York woman seriously hurt protesting the Dakota Access oil pipeline faces multiple surgeries and could lose an arm, her father said Tuesday, and protesters and law enforcement gave conflicting accounts about what might have caused the explosion that injured her.

VP-elect Mike Pence’s plane landed halfway down runway, NTSB says

Republican vice presidential candidate Indiana Gov. Mike Pence's campaign airplane sits partially on the tarmac and the grass after sliding off the runway while landing at LaGuardia airport, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016, in New York. (Mary Altaffer / AP)
The National Transportation Safety Board says a plane that overran a runway at New York’s LaGuardia Airport last month while carrying Republican then-vice presidential candidate Mike Pence “floated” nearly halfway down the 7,000-foot-long landing strip before touching down.

Trump shifts on Clinton, climate

President-elect Donald Trump, left, and New York Times Publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr., right, appear during a meeting with editors and reporters at the New York Times building Tuesday in New York. (Hiroko Masuike / Associated Press)
President-elect Donald Trump abruptly abandoned some of his most tendentious campaign promises Tuesday, saying he does not plan to prosecute Hillary Clinton, has an “open mind” about a climate-change accord and is no longer certain that torturing terrorism suspects is a good idea.

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