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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.
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Elizabeth Warren: Can this scourge of Wall Street make it to the White House?

The Democrats’ new darling is, like Barack Obama, a former law professor and a gifted orator whose speeches address America’s ‘rigged’ economy. Hopes are rising that the senator will run for president Elizabeth Warren is an unlikely looking rock star.
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

In 2015, the pope will issue a lengthy message on climate change to the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics, give an address to the UN general assembly, and call for a summit of the world’s main religions.

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.
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Here are 8 ways used car dealers can swindle you

As the busiest car buying weeks approach, beware the tricks of used-car salespeople.
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Texas teen shoots father in the face in Christmas present dispute

A Texas father is recovering, but will lose one of his eyes, after being shot in the face by one of his sons after the man got into a dispute with another son over his Christmas present.
Hattie McDaniel as "Mammy" in "Gone With the Wind" (TCM)

Racism versus realism: The difficult questions around ‘Gone With the Wind’ and the antebellum South

Seventy-five years after its release, Gone With The Wind is recognized as a Hollywood masterpiece. But when news first spread that Margaret Mitchell’s Civil War romance was to become a movie, David O. Selznick was accused of glorifying Southern racism.
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Indiana man killed by his pit bull on Christmas Day

Eddie Cahill of Portage, Indiana was found dead of multiple bite wounds when his wife Bianca Rodriguez returned home on Thursday after spending part of Christmas Day with relatives.
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‘Some sort of hell’: How one of the wealthiest cities in America treats its homeless

The city refuses to provide affordable housing, yet won’t tolerate people living outdoors.