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At New Design High School in New York, students spend just as much time in their “Design for Life” class as they do in English and math. Students are required to take the class in the fall and spring semesters during all four years of high school.
In past semesters, students created suicide prevention posters that lined the schools’ hallways. They frequently discuss what to do when feeling sad and how to approach asking for help.
When the students use slang terms like “psycho,” the instructor talks about what disorders mean, what the signs of them are and why it could be hurtful to engage in name-calling. Melissa Dorcemus, who teaches 9th grade math at the school, said the classes enable students to discuss meaningful mental health topics.
Now consumers are in the cross-hairs.
Americans could soon find themselves paying more for goods they might not have known were imported from China. It's a potential consequence of a new round of tariffs the Trump administration is proposing to slap on Chinese imports as soon as September.
And it marks a new phase in the U.S. trade war with China. Before now, the administration had deliberately avoided imposing tariffs on consumer goods in order to spare U.S. shoppers from direct economic pain. But late Tuesday, when the administration issued a list of 6,000 products worth $200 billion that it proposes to hit with 10 percent tariffs, it included consumer items ranging from baseball gloves to seafood, vacuum cleaners, toilet paper and burglar alarms.
A man from Winchester, Virginia, has an unexpected hero to thank for his speedy recovery from an unexpected stroke on Fourth of July: his 3-year-old daughter.
Trevor McCabe, 27, was at home with his 3-year-old daughter, Molly, on the Fourth of July when he suffered a stroke. Molly used her dad’s phone to call her mom on FaceTime while her mom was at work.
“She did a FaceTime call and she was so brave and she told me that daddy got sick and she showed me where daddy was, and so I saw him lying on the ground,” said Molly’s mother, Devon McCabe.
He didn't shove anyone this time, but President Donald Trump's body language at the NATO summit in Brussels suggests his relationships with key U.S. allies aren't exactly buddy-buddy.
The Cook County Forest Preserve officer seen standing by while a man berates a woman in a viral video for wearing a Puerto Rico shirt has resigned, officials said Wednesday evening.
Signs of drowning can often be loud and attention-grabbing, but that's not the case with shallow water blackouts, also known as the silent killer.
Papa John's founder John Schnatter admitted to using the N-word during a May conference call and apologized for the comments after Forbes magazine detailed the incident in an article Wednesday.
“News reports attributing the use of inappropriate and hurtful language to me during a media training session regarding race are true," Schnatter said in a statement released by Papa John's. "Regardless of the context, I apologize. Simply stated, racism has no place in our society.”
Schnatter was on a call with marketing agency Laundry Service when he tried to downplay comments he made about the National Football League and allegedly said, “Colonel Sanders called blacks n-----s," and complained that the KFC founder never faced public backlash. The call was a role-playing exercise for Schnatter to prevent future public relations fumbles.
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The Chinese government vowed Wednesday to take "firm and forceful measures" against U.S. threats to expand tariff hikes to thousands of products like fish sticks, apples and French doors as their trade dispute escalates.
China gave no details but earlier threatened "comprehensive measures" if Washington took more action. That prompted fears Beijing, running out of imports for retaliation due to its lopsided trade balance with the U.S., might try to disrupt operations of American automakers, retailers and others that see China as a key market.
The spiraling conflict over Chinese technology policy threatens to chill global economic growth. It stems from Washington's complaint that Beijing steals or pressures companies to hand over technology and worries that plans for state-led development of Chinese champions in robots and other fields might erode American industrial leadership.
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En route to a NATO summit, President Donald Trump is spreading the myth that members of the alliance owe money to the U.S.
His tweet Tuesday: "Many countries in NATO, which we are expected to defend, are not only short of their current commitment of 2% (which is low), but are also delinquent for many years in payments that have not been made. Will they reimburse the U.S.?"
But there is no such debt to the U.S. or to NATO. Therefore, no delinquency or question of payment.
When Laura Bartlett left her friend’s house one night in 2012, carrying an unfinished bottle of wine covered in plastic wrap and secured by a rubber band, she was less concerned with how pretty the hack looked than she was with spilling her wine.
After she got home, her then 20-year-old son, Mitch Strahan, joked that her makeshift wine stopper looked like a condom.
“We just kind of laughed about it,” Bartlett, 51, tells CNBC Make It.
But the joke stuck.
Comcast Corp. on Wednesday raised its offer for Britain's Sky in a deal valuing the pay-TV group at $34 billion, topping a raised bid of $32.5 billion from Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox.
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Occupy ICE protestors were involved in a violent clash with Federal Protective Service officers outside an ICE facility in Portland, Oregon.
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Under fire for his warm embrace of Russia's Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump jolted the NATO summit Wednesday by turning a spotlight on Germany's ties to Russia and openly questioning the value of the military alliance that has defined American foreign policy for decades.
Two immigrant fathers who were separated from their young sons for almost two months following the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy have been reunited with their children in New...
President Donald Trump's jailed former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, has said in monitored phone calls that he is being treated like a "VIP" while behind bars, federal prosecutors said Wednesday as they argued against postponing his financial crimes trial. Defense lawyers called the statements from special counsel Robert Mueller's office "self-serving and inaccurate."
The dueling court filing are part of an ongoing tussle over Manafort's confinement that began after a judge revoked his house arrest last month and ordered him jailed on witness tampering allegations. Since then, Manafort's lawyers have said they cannot properly prepare for trial with a client jailed two hours outside of Washington, D.C.