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This is why your brain wants to swear

A recent study shows that children are adept at absorbing swearwords. That’s the power of…

Cow manure fertilizer can create deadly human superbugs, study finds

Cow manure, commonly used to fertilize vegetable crops, contains a high number of genes that…

Fox guest mocks liberals on Keystone pipeline: Cars don’t run on ‘unicorn tears’

A Fox News guest on Monday encouraged President Barack Obama to approve the Keystone XL…

Pentagon-funded team developing high-powered laser to trigger lightning and rain

Researchers are working to develop a technique to trigger rain or lightning with high-energy laser…

Tech News

U.S. intelligence chief James Clapper clamps down on media access

James Clapper Bans Intelligence Community From Basically Any Interaction With Nearly Anyone With A Social…

Tech-fueled inequality offers two paths for humanity — ‘digital Athens’ or bleak dystopia

Rapid technological advancement is leaving many Americans behind, said a pair of digital business professors,…

Media

‘Ice Road Truckers’ star accused of kidnapping and beating prostitute in Las Vegas

By Curtis Skinner NEW YORK (Reuters) – A former star of the History Channel reality…

Red ink: New survey shows newspapers’ continuing ‘inability to compete’

U.S. newspapers suffered further revenue declines in 2013, seeing only mixed success in a transition…

U.S. News

‘We don’t hate people’: KKK group in Pennsylvania forms neighborhood watch

A chapter of the Ku Klux Klan is reportedly recruiting for a neighborhood watch program…

Rafael Cruz: San Antonio’s anti-discrimination law discriminates against pastors

Rafael Cruz, father of Tea Party Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), took up a familiar conservative…

Married Georgia cops file lawsuit challenging state ban on marriage equality

By David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) – A federal lawsuit was filed in Atlanta on Tuesday,…

Florida GOP lawmaker accused of driving drunk to Taco Bell

A Florida Republican lawmaker was arrested after driving erratically following a late-night stop at a…

Missouri mayor who ‘kind of agreed’ with Jewish center shooter resigns amid outrage

By Kevin Murphy (Reuters) – The mayor of a southwestern Missouri town resigned on Tuesday…

World

E.U. condemns Syria for scheduling June election amid ongoing conflict

The European Union joined international condemnation of Syria’s plan to hold a presidential election on June 3, saying Tuesday the…

‘Cheese diplomacy’ fails: French experts snub North Korean officials

A French school has turned down the rare chance to train North Koreans in the proud Gallic art of cheese-making.…

Canada downgrades protections for humpback whales to clear way for Pacific Ocean pipeline

Environmentalist activists on Tuesday decried Canada’s downgrading of humpback whale protections, suggesting the decision was fast-tracked to clear a major…

Peru investigates killing of endangered Humboldt penguins

Peruvian authorities announced an investigation Tuesday into the killing of five penguins found slashed to death at a center for…

Vatican dismisses claim that John Paul II ignored Catholic sexual abuse

A much-loved pope will be declared a saint on Sunday but not everyone in the Catholic Church agrees. John Paul…

North Korea may be close to fourth nuclear test, warns Seoul

North Korea could well be preparing to carry out a fourth nuclear test, South Korea said Tuesday, citing increased activity…

Japanese lawmakers visit Yasukuni war shrine on eve of Obama trip

Nearly 150 Japanese lawmakers on Tuesday paid homage at the Yasukuni shrine which honours the nation’s war dead, raising the…

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