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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…

Go with the flow and you’ll find evolution belongs to physics

By Adrian Bejan, Duke University People like to say that we cannot witness evolution because…

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…

Panasonic confirms will invest in $5 billion Tesla battery Gigafactory

By Sophie Knight TOKYO (Reuters) – Panasonic Corp confirmed on Thursday it would invest in…

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

CIA admits it spied on Senate Intelligence Committee and apologizes

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The CIA said on Thursday its director had apologized to leaders of…

Next Obamacare enrollment period faces bumps: official

By David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. consumers who purchase private health coverage through the…

Anti-abortion group targets MN Planned Parenthood facility that doesn’t perform abortions

Anti-abortion activists in Minnesota are protesting outside of a new Planned Parenthood affiliate in Richfield…

Voter ID law upheld by Wisconsin Supreme Court, but stilled blocked by federal ruling

By Brendan O’Brien MILWAUKEE (Reuters) – The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a state…

D.C. man stabs 15-year-old transgender girl after mocking her wig: ‘Oh, you’re a man!’

Police said on Thursday that a man will be charged with a hate crime after…

World

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…

Canada blames Hamas for civilians killed by Israeli strikes on Gaza

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Wednesday blamed Hamas for the heavy loss of civilian life caused by Israel’s deadly…

Ugandan state lawyers seek to dismiss legal bid to overturn anti-gay law

Ugandan state lawyers sought on Thursday to dismiss a petition by activists at the constitutional court seeking to overturn anti-gay…

Islamic State jihadists battle with Kurds and Sunni tribes in Syria

The jihadist Islamic State (IS), which has taken over large swathes of war-torn Syria in just a few months, was…

UN rights chief slams Israel’s ‘defiance’ of international law

UN human rights chief Navi Pillay on Thursday slammed what she said was Israel’s “deliberate defiance” of international law during…

Liberia shuts schools as Ebola spreads, Peace Corps leaves three countries

By David Lewis and Emma Farge DAKAR (Reuters) – Liberia will close schools and consider quarantining some communities, it said…

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