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Photo Essay Shows How Abusers Manipulate Victims

  Updated to add: The House is set to finally pass the Violence Against Women Act today. Some Republicans are still stubbornly refusing to vote for it, including Tom McClintock, who specifically objects to it because he believes that the best response to domestic violence is “attempting to resolve and…

Japanese court rejects Apple’s claim that Samsung stole its technology

A Japanese court Thursday rejected a claim by Samsung that Apple stole its technology, in the latest round of a global legal battle between the smartphone giants over patents. The Tokyo District Court ruled that Samsung has no rights over data transmission technology used in some of Apple’s iPhone smartphones,…

China claims U.S. hackers attacked military websites

Hackers mainly based in the United States attacked two Chinese military websites, including the Defence Ministry page, an average of 144,000 times a month last year, the ministry said on Thursday. China’s first account of attacks on its websites steps up a war of words between the powers, after a…

Anastacia cancels European tour after second breast cancer diagnosis

US pop singer Anastacia has announced she is cancelling her “It’s A Man’s World” European tour after being diagnosed for the second time with breast cancer. “Anastacia has sadly been diagnosed with breast cancer for the second time after having successfully survived her 2003 battle with the disease,” a statement…

Colbert: Gitmo trials designed by Bush, implemented by Obama, inspired by Kafka

On Wednesday night’s edition of “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert revealed that some external agency is controlling the media’s access to information at the military tribunal of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the alleged mastermind of the terrorist attacks of Sep. 11, 2001. Colbert opened the segment on Khalid Sheikh Mohammed’s…

Homicide suspected in death of first openly gay Mississippi mayoral candidate

The first-ever openly gay candidate for mayor in the state of Mississippi was found dead near a river levy on Wednesday morning, and police told The Associated Press they believe someone killed him. Marco McMillian (pictured left), 34, was running for mayor of Clarksdale as a Democrat. Police did not…

Gun owner fires at Walmart shoplifter to ‘mark’ him for police

A gun owner in Florida was arrested on Wednesday after he opened fire at a suspected Walmart shoplifter because he said he felt threatened and wanted to “mark” the man’s car for police. As unarmed 42-year-old Eddie McKee allegedly ran from an Orange City Walmart with stolen merchandise, 35-year-old Jose…

Stewart names Vatican sex scandal spy thriller: ‘Nopussy’

On Wednesday night, Jon Stewart, host of the “The Daily Show,” talked about difficulties currently facing the Italian peninsula, including the disruption of recent elections and the resignation of Pope Benedict under a cloud of scandal. Italy has had its fair share of national woes over the centuries, said Stewart,…

10 amazing scientific facts about list-based news articles

List-based articles are very popular on the internet. Here are 10 amazing scientific facts that help explain this. People like lists of things. They’re everywhere on the internet. You name any subject matter you can think of, odds are there’s a list about it. Nowhere is safe. Even here, on…

New Jersey ‘sea monster’ is likely a lamprey

Just one week after they appeared on the social news site Reddit, photos of a strange, bloody animal caught in a New Jersey river have drawn more than one million views. The eel-like creature has a large, round mouth, thick lips, and rows of jagged teeth. A sea monster? Probably not. For…

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