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‘Room 237′ examines conspiracy theories and possible hidden meanings in Kubrick’s ‘The Shining’

Have you ever watched a movie and thought the filmmaker was sending you surreptitious signals? More to the point, do you think Stanley Kubrick’s deeply creepy 1980 classic “The Shining…  …

Sen. Scott Brown … of New Hampshire?

US Sen. Scott Brown of Massachusetts watches a traditional drum ritual of the Pequot tribe during the 11th annual ‘Keeping the Dream Alive’ dinner commemorating the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s death Thursday in Nashua, N.H. (Will Wrobel/The Telegraph/…  …

Mexico opens controversial memorial for drug war victims

Mexico opened a memorial Friday honoring tens of thousands of victims of a brutal drug war, but the garden of towering steel walls has been rejected by some relatives of the dead and missing. Built with funds seized from drug cartels, the memorial was built during the administration of president…

Rape survivors exempted from disclosing counseling in security clearance applications

Rape survivors serving in the military and other Defense Department employees and contractors will no longer be forced to reveal whether they received mental health counseling when applying for positions requiring governnment security clearance. Bloomberg News reported on Friday that the ruling by the Office of Director of National Intelligence…

Soccer federation chief backtracks on punishing teams for racist fans

FIFA president Sepp Blatter on Friday eased his hardline stance on combating racial abuse and violence in stadiums. Blatter previously said football clubs should be docked points or relegated if their fans were found guilty of racist abuse and violence, however he is now suggesting such measures would be difficult…

‘My name is Mark’: Facebook head’s teenage website resurfaces

A website thought to be the handiwork of Mark Zuckerberg at the age of 15 resurfaced on the Internet on Thursday, providing a glimpse into the early days of the famed Facebook co-founder. “Hi, my name is Slim Shady,” the creator of the website said in a message on an…

Former health official admits to illegal organ harvesting from living donors

A former top Kosovo health ministry official on trial for organ trafficking on Friday admitted that illegal kidney transplants were carried out at a Pristina clinic, but denied covering them up. Ilir Rrecaj told an EU-led panel of judges that the “transplants happened, but there was no licence for (them)”…

Rolling Stone’s London concert sold out 65,000 seats in less than 5 minutes

The 65,000 tickets for the Rolling Stones’ upcoming concert in London’s Hyde Park sold out in under five minutes on Friday. The clamour came despite anger from some fans at how much the ageing British rock legends are charging for their shows, with a standard ticket for July’s open-air Hyde…

Zoo to build power plant that uses panda poop to produce electricity

Not content with housing a pair of celebrity pandas that attract hordes of avid onlookers, a zoo in France has decided to put their droppings to good use by recycling them into gas and electricity. Yuan Zi and Huan Huan — “Chubby” and “Happy” in Chinese — arrived at Beauval…

American drivers still talk, text as much as ever despite laws against it

Americans are using cellphones and other gadgets behind the wheel as much as ever, despite widespread awareness of the risks involved, a federal government agency said Friday. Citing a 2011 survey, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said 660,000 Americans are talking or texting while driving at any given…

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