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Ken Ham clarifies: Defund NASA’s search for alien life to build more Creation Museums

Ken Ham walked back his widely reported comments on the search for extraterrestrial life by…

U.S. Peace Corps withdrawing volunteers due to Ebola virus

The U.S. Peace Corps said on Wednesday it was pulling 340 volunteers from Liberia, Sierra…

New report paints bleak future for nuclear power due to high operating costs

Originally published at Climate Central The globe’s nuclear power industry is aging, plagued with high…

Scientists: Companies could monitor your brain waves to test TV advertisements

Companies in the near future will be able to test public reaction to advertisements, music…

Tech News

Edward Snowden continues life as a recluse after one year of asylum in Russia

Fugitive US intelligence agent Edward Snowden marked on Thursday one year of political asylum in…

Trolls quickly drown ReaganBook social media site in sea of profanity, pornography

A half-cooked attempt to set up a conservative social network quickly collapsed into a heap…

Media

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ studio apologizes for 9/11 PR gaffe

Paramount Australia says sorry for mistakenly combining a picture of a burning skyscraper with ‘September…

Oops! Stephen Colbert trolls Sarah Palin, bags TheSarahPalinChannel.com

Jumping on the bandwagon of those mocking failed vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin’s widely-reported new TV…

U.S. News

US issues travel warning for Ebola-hit countries

US health authorities on Thursday issued a warning against traveling to three African nations facing…

US lawmakers postpone recess to deal with immigration

In a last-ditch effort to schedule a vote dealing with a influx of undocumented Central…

NY Met Opera delays lockout, extends talks with unions for 72 hours

By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York’s Metropolitan Opera agreed to extend negotiations…

Competency testimony slated for Wisconsin girl in Slenderman attempted homicide case

MILWAUKEE (Reuters) – Two doctors are expected to testify on Friday on the competency of…

Obama commemorates Special Olympics anniversary with White House concert

By Annika McGinnis WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Katy Perry, Jason Derulo and Stevie Wonder were all…

World

‘Justice prevailed’: Uganda court strikes down draconian anti-gay law

Uganda’s constitutional court on Friday overturned tough new anti-gay laws that had been branded draconian by rights groups, saying they…

France mulls ban on radical Jewish Defence League

France is considering disbanding a radical Jewish group whose members clashed with pro-Palestinian activists during rallies over Israel’s offensive in…

Sudanese Christian woman who faced execution for her religion arrives in the US

A Sudanese Christian woman — sentenced to death for renouncing Islam but acquitted after international pressure on Khartoum — has…

Sec. of State John Kerry announces 72-hour ceasefire in Gaza

New Delhi (AFP) – Israel and Hamas have agreed to a 72-hour ceasefire in the Gaza conflict, U.S. Secretary of…

MH17 probe inches forward as experts reach Ukraine site

An international probe into the downing of flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine inched forward on Thursday as experts risked attack…

Sudanese woman who had faced execution for being Christian heads to the US

(Reuters) – A Sudanese woman who was sentenced to death for converting from Islam to Christianity, then detained after her…

French father put photo of his beaten baby on Facebook ‘for a laugh’

French police have charged a father with child abuse after he allegedly shook and beat his month-old baby because he…

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