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Why we should stop using ‘Stone Age’ to describe early humans

“Stone Age” is a term often used to refer to early periods in human cultural evolution, when deliberately manufactured sharp stone flakes were the main cutting tool. But it’s also used to describe cultures that are seen as “backward” or “primitive”. Is this usage relevant, or even accurate? How a technology was forgotten – and rediscovered The earliest stone tools ...

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Meghan McCain contrasts father’s legacy with Trump’s ‘cheap rhetoric’

Washington (CNN)Meghan McCain on Saturday presented the legacy of her father, John McCain, as a sharp contrast to the conduct of President Donald Trump, with whom the late senator bitterly feuded. Although McCain didn’t mention the President by name — and he was not present at the service, in accordance with the late senator’s wishes — she made several unmistakable ...

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‘ER’ actress dies at 49 after being shot by police

Police in Los Angeles fatally shot a former actress from the show “ER” on Thursday after she grabbed a BB gun while they were responding to a welfare check at her apartment, authorities said. Vanessa Marquez, 49, who played a nurse on the hit 1990s television show, died at the hospital after being shot in the torso, officials said. Actress ...

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Balloon poking fun at Mayor Sadiq Khan flies over London

LONDON — Protesters seeking to oust London Mayor Sadiq Khan on Saturday launched a giant balloon over Parliament Square depicting him dressed in a yellow bikini. A small group of supporters watched the inflatable take to the skies, and the crowd cheered and shouted, “higher, higher, higher” as the balloon was launched. Some wore T-shirts…

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US ambassador: Victims in Amsterdam stabbing are Americans

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Two people wounded in a knife attack at the Dutch capital’s busy main railway station on Friday are both American citizens who were visiting the Netherlands, the U.S. ambassador said Saturday as police investigated possible motives, including the possibility it was an extremist act. Police shot and wounded a 19-year-old Afghan man immediately after the attack and ...

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Nicaragua Expels UN Team After Critical Report

The government of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega is expelling a United Nations human rights team two days after the body published a report blaming it for the violent repression of opposition protests. Guillermo Fernandez Maldonado, chief of the U.N.’s human rights mission in Nicaragua, said in a news conference Friday that he and his team would leave the country Saturday. ...

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