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Category: World News

Mosul, Before & After

Raging for nine months, the street-by-street fight to retake Mosul from the Islamic State outlasted the Battle of Verdun — the longest and largest conflict of World War I. As Iraqi forces won back the city this week, death, destruction, and dust are all that’s left in Iraq’s second-largest metropolis.

Parents are turning children into human “computers” trained to spit out facts rather than actually understanding anything

Today’s parents, guardians, and teachers often have conflicting views on how to raise happy and successful children. More often than not, they are torn between being either being too strict or too lenient in allowing children their independence. However, two prominent professors pointed out that today’s children are being reared in a manner similar to handling computers.

Why Macron invited Trump to France

If the potential for a productive relationship between President Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron initially seemed a scant possibility, Trump’s whirlwind Bastille Day visit to France suggested that the two may be en route to establishing a partnership of the kind the U.S. president currently shares with few other world leaders, especially in Western Europe.