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Pinterest has created a database of "things in the world that matter to huma...
Pinterest has created a database of things that matter to humans. And with a programming team that's largely been hired away from Google, the company has begun offering what it calls "guided search."
Dom Flemons with his 1920s banjo....
Prospect Hill is Flemons' first album since leaving the band Carolina Chocolate Drops. By coincidence, the multi-instrumentalist recorded the album the day Pete Seeger died.
Sheik Humarr Khan, one of the doctors fighting to control West Africa's largest Ebola outbreak, died Tuesday in Sierra Leone. He was 39.
The U.S. and EU announced more sanctions against Russia because of its support for separatists in eastern Ukraine. The sanctions are more wide-ranging than previous efforts to target the ruling elite.
Linda Wertheimer talks with Financial Times reporter Kathrin Hille in Moscow about the economic impact on Russia of accumulating Western sanctions.
The Chinese government announced Tuesday that it's investigating Zhou Yongkang, the former security czar. The move makes Zhou the most senior politician ever to face an investigation for corruption in China.