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African-American student studying (Shutterstock)

America’s schools: Still separate and very much unequal

From the 30,000 foot level, at the federal Department of Education, and even in the Mississippi statehouse, we are told that the problem with our schools is low standards and lack of accountability.
Pop singer Lorde [Lorde official Facebook page]

Teen pop star’s single ‘Royals’ banned in San Francisco as World Series looms

Pop singer Lorde has become an unwitting part of the buildup for this year’s World Series, with radio stations in San Francisco and Kansas City jousting over her hit “Royals.”
Illustration of a comet flying through space (Shutterstock.com)

Earth at risk after cuts close comet-spotting program, scientists warn

The Earth has been left with a huge blind spot for potentially devastating comet strikes after the only dedicated comet-spotting program in the southern hemisphere lost its funding.
Jon 'War Machine' Koppenhaver (Screenshot)

Cage-fighter War Machine blames anti-male society for his domestic violence in suicide note

He has been in medical isolation on suicide watch since he attempted to take his own life, and is due in court for a preliminary hearing on the 32 charges against him on November 14, 2014.
Kirk Cameron (Provident Films/YouTube)

Kirk Cameron: Halloween masks mocking Obama celebrate Jesus defeating Satan

Fundamentalist actor Kirk Cameron recently urged Christians to embrace Halloween, arguing that it was a holiday that pagans had tried to steal from them.
King Tutankhamun burial mask (Wikipedia Commons)

Revealed: King Tut had overbite, club foot because his parents were brother and sister

Historians know Tutankhamun owned 130 walking sticks and sat down to shoot bows and arrows, but they had not understood why until the testing was conducted.
Gremlins (Screen capture)

UPDATED: S. Carolina Republican doubles down on calling gay couples 'Gremlins'

"All across the nation, I have had all these bigots calling me a bigot," Anthony Culler says in the seven-minute long statement.
Connecticut gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley (tomfoleyct.com)

The real 47 percent: GOP candidate with a Ferrari pays no federal income taxes for third year

Foley spent $11 million of his own money seeking to become governor of Connecticut in 2010, but 2013 was the third year in a row that he effectively paid no federal income tax.