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Beavercreek Walmart protester (YouTube)

Ohio cops run over, then arrest woman who was protesting killing of unarmed black man at Walmart

The protests began inside the store, but employees called for a store-wide evacuation shortly after the protesters staged a “die-in” in the very aisle where police shot and killed John Crawford III on August 5, 2014.
My Husband's Not Gay (YouTube)

TLC special ‘My Husband Is Not Gay’ to feature gay Mormon men who marry women

In January, TLC will air a special titled My Husband’s Not Gay featuring three married Mormon couples in which the husband is, in fact, gay — as well as one single man who identifies as homosexual, but is actively seeking a wife.
Uber Perth Launch (Facebook)

Why the sharing economy could the internet’s most divisive revolution yet

Concerns are growing that the supposedly benign philosophy behind the new wave of internet star names such as Airbnb and Uber simply disguises a rapacious business model.
A protester stands with a sign as he joins a protest to demand justice for the death of Eric Garner, at Grand Central Terminal in the Manhattan borough of New York, December 9, 2014. (REUTERS/Carlo Allegri)

Two NYPD cops get killed and ‘wartime’ police blame the protesters. Have we learned nothing?

We’re better than this.
Abstract blue and red fiery dragons (Shutterstock)

From sacred underwear to zombies — here are 20 of the most bizarre, modern-day religious beliefs

We find it easy to dismiss the fantastical beliefs of people in other times and places, but those that we’ve been exposed to since childhood seem not so far out.

Watch: Here’s why you shouldn’t eat those packets that say ‘Do Not Eat’

Whether you find them peering mysteriously out of your purse or at the bottom of your box of kale chips, you’ve probably wondered what those little “Do Not Eat” packets were doing there — or even somewhat panicked worrying you might have ingested some poison.
An Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), officer prepares an undocumented Salvadorian immigrant for a deportation flight on Dec. 8, 2010 in Mesa, Arizona [AFP]

New private operators of America’s largest immigrant detention center have a history of inmate abuse

The Department of Homeland Security this week handed the keys to the largest detention center for undocumented immigrant families over to Corrections Corporation of America, a private prison company with a record of disregarding inmate safety and flouting federal laws.
Russian soldiers parade through Red Square in Moscow, on May 9, 2014 [AFP]

Here’s how Russians dodge the draft

Every April and October the color khaki seems to suddenly sprout on the streets as bands of young soldiers appear in the cities; skinny, in uniforms either too large or small, with pinched red noses and red ears, scowling at the Maybachs and gold-leaf restaurants.

10 best things about being an atheist on Christmas

When it comes to wrapping paper, travel and movies, the holidays can be a special time even for non-believers.