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We all do stupid things all the time, so the chances of one person doing something just as stupid as you are rather great. Perhaps you are so intelligent as to never make mistakes, and we want to encourage you to keep up the good work, while reminding the rest of us to never say "never again" in the face of disasters like the Chernobyl Incident of April 26, 1986.
 
The United Kingdom had a dramatic weekend as cannon fire resounded throughout the nation. It was not the booms saluting Queen Elizabeth II, who marked her 90th birthday last week, but rather the exchange of verbal bombardment carried out by detractors and supporters of Brexit, the UK' s withdrawal from the European Union.
 
Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton scored big after their New York wins, casting themselves as inevitable as their respective parties' presidential nominees.
 
The world is embroiled in free trade problems as populism throws into question the movement toward greater economic liberalization, giving rise to opportunities for companies to operate across borders. This has fueled economic anxiety from those who have ended up on the receiving end of the effect, as they watch the secure jobs that have existed for decades being relocated.
 
Last week Vladimir Putin held his annual TV call-in show where the Russian president answered questions posed to him by ordinary citizens for hours.
 
The Panama Papers leaks that recently exposed an astounding 4.8 million emails, three million database entries, two million PDFs, one million images and 320,000 text documents of alleged tax fraudsters have been shocking on many levels.
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The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) dropped its case against Apple on Monday, saying that it successfully accessed iPhone data without assistance.
 
After a traumatic experience, it is normal to feel sad, frightened, anxious and disconnected. That's maybe what a growing number of people have been experiencing following the continuous string of terrorist attacks that we have seen around the world in recent months and years.
 
In the past few decades in which he transformed himself from a scion to New York money, to a property magnate to TV celebrity, and finally to the likely Republican U.S. presidential candidate, Donald Trump has been known to act as if the world revolves around him. Sadly, for now, that seems to be the case.
 
When Korean grandmaster Lee Sedol, one of the world's top Go chess players, scored his first win over AlphaGo, a computer program developed by Google, on Sunday, March 13, he described his victory as "invaluable." "I would not trade this for anything in the world," he said.
 
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