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Watch: Alan Rickman helps raise money for refugees in one of his last roles

One of Alan Rickman's final roles before his death Thursday lasted just 30 seconds and mainly featured a tortoise eating a strawberry.

January 20, 2016 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National


Regime supporters use social media to send starving Syrians pictures of food

The Syrian town of Madaya has experienced 23 deaths from starvation under a months-long siege by President Bashar al-Assad's forces, Mic wrote.

January 19, 2016 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National


The controversial move Arizona's governor is taking to shame 'deadbeat dads'

Arizona parents owing thousands of dollars in overdue child support are about to be shamed by the state — in 140 characters or less.

January 19, 2016 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National


UK and US partner to bring in-home power to millions of Africans

The effort to electrify Africa got a positive jolt recently when U.K. and United States development agencies agreed to join forces to provide affordable, reliable and modern energy services by 2030, the Guardian reported this week.

January 19, 2016 | Daniel Lombardi Deseret News | State, National


Watch: Hip-hop star Kendrick Lamar shares powerful message on mentorship

Rapper Kendrick Lamar dropped the album widely acclaimed as 2015's best and garnered 11 nominations for next month's Grammy Awards — but long before all that, he had a mentor.

January 19, 2016 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National


2016 children's book award winners unveiled

The American Library Association announced Monday the 2016 winners of awards for children's books — and there are a few rarities along the way.

January 19, 2016 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National


What people who value time over money have more of

New research hinted people who opt to chase a bit of extra cash all the time might not be doing much for themselves in terms of enlightenment.

January 19, 2016 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National


Does poverty lead to drug trafficking? The world's notorious trafficker says yes

A picture of Sean Penn made headlines this week by showing the actor shaking hands with the drug lord Joaquín Guzmán Loera, also known as El Chapo.

January 18, 2016 | Daniel Lombardi Deseret News | State, National


Toddler's near-death highlights danger of magnets

A Texas mom has a warning for parents after a mishap left her 2-year-old fighting for her life: Children's exposure to magnets might be more dangerous than you'd think.

January 18, 2016 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National


Student pens essay on the perils of binge drinking after doctors told her she might be 'brain dead'

National statistics indicate when Americans under the age of 21 drink, it's in the form of binge drinks — and a blog post penned by a student that's going viral details how perilous the activity can be.

January 17, 2016 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National


How a Rolling Stone interview played a role in the capture of 'El Chapo' — and what critics are sayi

Mexican drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán's recapture last Friday sparked an expected Internet reaction for such a headline — but what the dialogue detailed might've been a bit less predictable.

January 14, 2016 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National


Was Jennifer Lawrence rude to call out a reporter for using his phone?

Actress Jennifer Lawrence's post-Golden Globes press conference Sunday showed the phenomenon of "pphubbing" — and dialogue on its detriments — is possible in just about any place.

January 14, 2016 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National


Why trains are important for developing countries

Few passenger trains operate in Africa today, but that is set to change in the coming decades. Over the Christmas weekend, Mali and Senegal signed a $2.75 billion deal with the state-owned China Railway Construction Corp. to renovate a 745-mile railway connecting the countries’ capital cities, Bamako and Dakar, over the next four years, according to Reuters.

January 13, 2016 | Daniel Lombardi Deseret News | State, National


One man interviewed 1,200 wealthy people — and here's the free activity he found they all do

As a broke college student, Steve Siebold's path to finding wealth began with an interview with a millionaire.

January 13, 2016 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National


New app claims it can translate babies' cries for parents

Taiwanese researchers are indicating that with their new development, parents' abilities to decipher the cries of newborns just got a bit better.

January 13, 2016 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National


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