SmartNews latest news discovery feature shows articles from across the political spectrum

Even before the 2016 election, political polarization was increasing, with Americans so entrenched in the news generators they rely on that the Pew Research Center said“liberals and conservatives occupy different worlds.” Now SmartNews, the report aggregation app that recently hit…

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Joshua Wong and other Hong Kong pro-democracy leaders arrested ahead of rallies

Hong kong residents( CNN) High-profile pro-democracy captains were arrested Friday in Hong Kong, in an supposed summary of partisans ahead of what will be the 13 th consecutive weekend of mass protests in the Asian financial centre.

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Cocaine worth $1.9 million has washed up on a New Zealand beach

( CNN) Packages containing millions of dollars value of cocaine have washed up on a New Zealand sea determined prominent in a 2015 Taylor Swift music video.

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Hong Kong protests: Dramatic images of destruction draw both criticism and support

Hong Kong( CNN) Days after masked objectors stormed Hong Kong’s parliament, the city continues to be parted on whether it was unjustifiable violence or the understandable actions of desperate young demonstrators without other options.

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Man who shared New Zealand mosque shooting video online jailed for 21 months

( CNN) A New Zealand man has been jailed for almost two years for sharing a video of the Christchurch mosque shoots that killed 51 people.

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Canada to haul back mountains of trash sent to Philippines years ago

( CNN) Canada will take back tons of scrap carried to the Philippines years ago, in a major victory for President Rodrigo Duterte in a diplomatic row which saw him recall his ambassador to Ottawa.

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Security cameras and barbed wire: Living amid fear and oppression in Xinjiang

Xinjiang, China( CNN) The small bedroom is frozen in time. The two little girls who used to sleep here left two years ago with their father and now can’t come home. The girls’ grandmother says she can’t bring herself to…

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10 civilians and 6 suspected terrorists killed in police raid in Sri Lanka

Sainthamaruthu, Sri Lanka( CNN) Ten civilians — including six children — are dead along with six supposed gunmen after a shootout between police and alleged fighters late Friday in eastern Sri Lanka, sovereignties said. CNN goes inside St. Anthony’s Church…

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Startups Weekly: All these startups are raising big rounds

TechCrunch’s Connie Loizos published some interesting stats on seed and Series A financings the coming week, kindnes of data collected by Wing Venture Capital. In short-lived, seed is the new Series A and Series A is the new Series B….

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Can the world’s royals modernize and maintain their thrones?

( CNN) Less than 100 decades ago, the Japanese Emperor was seen as a god in human figure. But over the past three decades, Emperor Akihito has done everything to humanize himself. As a teen, Harry was known for his…

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