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How two archaeologists’ hunch led to stunning claim about Buddha’s birth date

The two archaeologists had a hunch that the Buddha’s birthplace in southern Nepal held secrets that could transform how the world understood the emergence and spread of Buddhism. Their pursuit would eventually see them excavate the sacred site of Lumbini as monks prayed nearby, leading to the stunning claim that…

Mitt Romney: Women should only be granted birth control rights at the state level

Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney said that his health care reform law in Massachusetts included birth control in insurance coverage but he opposed it in President Barack Obama’s law because only states should be able to grant those rights to women. On Sunday, Fox News host Chris Wallace pointed…

Mike Huckabee links brain dead California girl to Nazi death camps, forced abortions

Fox News host Mike Huckabee on Saturday warned that a California girl who was declared brain dead after tonsil surgery last month could lead to situations like Nazi death camps and forced abortions in China if the hospital took her off life support. The former Arkansas governor and ordained pastor…

Family of ‘stand your ground’ shooting victim settles civil case with defendant

The family of a teenager killed in 2012 after an argument with an older man over loud music at a Florida gas station has settled their civil suit against the shooter for an undisclosed sum. The Florida Times Union reported Friday that defendant Michael Dunn, a 47-year-old software engineer accepted…

What role does human touch play in the digital age?

JUDY WOODRUFF:  Hari Sreenivasan looks at the promise and perils of Silicon’s Valley push into a realm once dominated by government contractors.  HARI SREENIVASAN:  The race for the next big thing is already under way in the private sector.  Companies…  …

Conservative group calls to lynch Obama and make it a ‘national holiday’

A conservative Facebook group this week suggested that the lynching of President Barack Obama should be made into a “national holiday.” Earlier this week, Examiner.com’s Robert Sobel pointed out that the Facebook group “America the next generation” had posted a photo of the president in a noose with the caption…

West Virginia man fatally shoots wife and himself while kids watch

West Virginia State Police were investigating on Thursday after a man reportedly shot and killed his wife and them himself while children were watching. According to WOWK, the shooting occurred in the Comfort area of Boone County on Joe’s Creek Road at around 9 a.m. Investigators believed that the man…

‘Criminally insane’ Florida man found in van with 36 guns, 4,629 rounds of ammo

A Florida man who had previously been declared “criminally insane” was arrested last week when he was stopped in a van with an arsenal including dozens of weapons and thousands of rounds of ammunition. According to the Tampa Bay Times, 58-year-old David Harris Dunaway was stopped for speeding when deputies…

Fox Business host Stuart Varney: Ice in Antarctica proves ‘global cooling’

Fox Business host Stuart Varney said on Tuesday that his theory of “global cooling” had been proven when a research ship recently got stuck in ice near Antarctica. The habitual climate-change denier reported that all 52 passengers of the Russian-flagged MV Akademik Shokalskiy had been rescued by helicopter after Chinese…

Michigan bans ‘WAR SUX’ license plate for the ‘emotional wellbeing of youth’

The state of Michigan has told a court that it was protecting children when it refused to issue a vanity license plate with the phrase “WAR SUX.” In documents filed last month in a Grand Rapids federal court, attorneys for the secretary of state’s office said that a lawsuit brought…

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