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Creationist radio ad: Evolution cannot be debunked with reason

You cannot convince people that evolution is false with logic, according to the founder of the Creation Museum in Kentucky. In a 60-second radio ad released Thursday, Answers in Genesis President Ken Ham admitted there was no scientific evidence that conclusively demonstrated that evolution was a lie. But that didn’t…

CNN highlights how marijuana prohibition harms children

“Think of the children,” is usually the rallying cry of opponents of drug legalization. But CNN on Thursday highlighted how marijuana prohibition was actually harmful to some children who were denied the potentially life-saving drug. In a segment on The Lead, CNN host Jake Tapper interviewed a man whose young…

Texas deputy accused of raping mother in front of her children resigns

A deputy in Texas accused of raping a woman in front of her children has resigned, according to KHOU 11 News. Lisa Rodriguez of of East Harris County told local media outlets earlier this week that the deputy came to her home to question her about harassing phone calls. During…

Michigan appeals court rules in favor of anti-union ‘right to work’ law

By Brendan O’Brien (Reuters) – The Michigan Legislature’s right to create a law that bans mandatory union membership trumps the authority of a state agency that oversees public employment, an appeals court ruled on Thursday. The state legislature passed the “right to work” law in December amid union protests in…

Edward Snowden downloaded NSA secrets while working for Dell: report

By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden began downloading documents describing the U.S. government’s electronic spying programs while he was working for Dell Inc in April 2012, almost a year earlier than previously reported, according to U.S. officials and other sources familiar with the matter. Snowden,…

General Motors suspends Egypt operations amid violence

US auto giant General Motors said Thursday that it has shuttered its Cairo office and stopped production due to the unrest in Egypt. “We made the decision to close our Cairo office and halt production operations in our plant in 6th October City,” a GM spokesman said in a statement.…

NASA says the Kepler Space Telescope is beyond repair

NASA said Thursday it cannot fix its hobbled planet-hunting Kepler Space Telescope and is considering what sort of scientific research it might be able to do at half-capacity. “Today, we are reporting we do not believe we can recover three-wheeled operations, or Kepler’s original science mission,” said Paul Hertz, NASA…

Forget drive-in movie theaters. Zurich now has drive-in ‘sex boxes’

The Swiss city of Zurich on Thursday unveiled a sex drive-in which local authorities say will enable them to keep closer tabs on prostitution, a year after voters backed the plan. Due to be opened officially in a ceremony on August 26, the nine so-called “sex boxes” are located in…

Jesuit video series: ‘A gay identity can inspire and deepen a Christian faith’

A new Catholic video series makes the case that gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people are as much a part of the Catholic faith as their straight counterparts. “A gay identity can inspire and deepen a Christian faith,” author John Paul Godges, an openly gay Catholic, told the Ignatian News…

Catholic bishop: I switched to Republicans because Democrats’ social agenda ‘just awful’

Bishop Thomas Tobin, the Roman Catholic leader of Rhode Island, said Tuesday night he recently switched his political affiliation to Republican after 44 years of being a Democrat. Speaking at a Rhody Young Republicans event in Providence, Tobin explained that he could no longer consider himself a Democrat because of…

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