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Screenshot from "Back to the Future II" (Amblin Entertainment/Universal Pictures)

What did ‘Back to the Future II’ get right about 2015?

One nice aspect of "Back to the Future Part II" was that the future (25 years ahead) wasn’t a scary dystopia; it was actually a somewhat friendly, happy future with cool consumer goods.
Bill Maher (YouTube)

Bill Maher on Cosby’s accusers: ‘There’s no glamour in saying an old creep forced himself on you’

Comedian Bill Maher said he did not have to reconsider his opinion of Bill Cosby after allegations of serial rape surfaced — because he already believed Cosby was a “nightmare” to women.
Two men were arrested after shooting up a Walmart with BB guns in  Idaho (Post Falls Police Department)

Two men who shot up Idaho Walmart with BB gun taken into custody by police

The arrest of the two men — who were not identified — stands in stark contrast to an incident at a Ohio Walmart in August involving an African-American man, John Crawford, that left him dead after police shot him while he stood in an aisle casually holding a BB gun after removing it from a shelf.
Bronze statue of Winston Churchill in Hallifax, Nova Scotia (Shutterstock)

Letters reveal Winston Churchill’s flirtation with Islam to the dismay of his family

Sir Winston Churchill's long political career earned him a place among the greatest of Britons. But what may come as a surprise is that he was a strong admirer of Islam and the culture of the Orient - such was his regard for the Muslim faith that relatives feared he might convert.
Neil deGrasse Tyson  speaks to CNN

Neil deGrasse Tyson explains his epic Christmas day tweets: It was pro-Newton, not anti-Christian

In a message posted on Facebook, Tyson wrote that it was his admiration for Newton’s accomplishments — and not any anti-Christian sentiment — that led him to compose the tweet.
Used car salesman (Shutterstock)

Here are 8 ways used car dealers can swindle you

As the busiest car buying weeks approach, beware the tricks of used-car salespeople.

Revealed: The Arctic Ocean is releasing large volumes of methane

Researchers from Norway and Russia have found significant amount of the greenhouse gas methane is leaking from an area of the Arctic seabed off the northern coast of Siberia.
Pope Francis gestures at the end of his weekly general audience on Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican on October 22, 2014 (AFP Photo/Filippo Monteforte)

Pope to issue 2015 edict on climate change guaranteed to anger deniers

He has been called the “superman pope”, and it would be hard to deny that Pope Francis has had a good December.
Undated photo released on August 31, 2014 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un visiting the renewed October 8 factory (AFP)

North Korea sent female agents to sleep with foreign dignitaries, then blackmailed them: former insider

In a scheme called “the seed-bearing program,” high-level foreign visitors to Pyongyang would be sent an attractive consort, only to find out several months later that they were taped.