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Brian Brown: Same sex marriage worse than death or divorce

Brian Brown, the president of the National Organization for Marriage, on Wednesday compared same-sex marriage to the death of a parent. In a prepared statement, Brown lashed out at the Rhode Island legislature for approving a bill that would allow same-sex couples to marry. “For the first time, the state…

South Africa sees record tourism

A record 9.2 million tourists visited South Africa last year, President Jacob Zuma said Thursday, revealing a surge in visitors from China. The number of tourists travelling to South Africa grew by more than 10 percent, despite the global economic crisis. “This phenomenal tourism growth is evidence that we are…

Google shows requests for censorship have reached new highs

Google on Thursday released data showing that requests by governments to censor the Internet giant’s content have hit new heights, with Brazil and the United States leading the way. Google received 2,285 government requests to remove content from it properties, including YouTube and search pages, in the second half of…

Einstein’s theory of relativity holds up in deep space

Some 7,000 light years away, Einstein’s theory of general relativity has stood up to its most intense test yet, scientists said on Thursday. The project involved observing a massive, fast-spinning star called a pulsar, and its companion white dwarf — a smaller but very dense star that is dying, having…

Earth’s core hotter than scientists originally believed

European scientists said Thursday that a new laboratory experiment shows the Earth’s core is likely much hotter than last reported 20 years ago. It’s not that the iron core of our planet has warmed, but rather that the technique used to estimate its heat previously was flawed, researchers said in…

Thatcher’s funeral cost British taxpayers $2.5 million

Margaret Thatcher’s funeral cost British taxpayers an estimated £1.6 million ($2.5 million 1.9 million euros), with a further £2 million spent on police who would have been on duty anyway, Downing Street said Thursday. Though never likely, back-of-an-envelope newspaper guesses in the run-up to the former prime minister’s funeral last…

Senate committee advances bill for warrantless email searches

Bipartisan group seeks update to Electronic Communications Privacy Act over concerns of misuse by law enforcement A bipartisan committee voted Thursday to advance a bill to clamp down on warrantless government searches of email and other private electronic information. The bill seeks to modify the 1986 Electronic Communications Privacy Act…

White House: ‘All options on the table’ in Syria

A senior US administration official said Thursday that “all options are on the table” if it is confirmed that Syria has used chemical weapons against opposition forces. The White House said earlier in the day that Syria had likely used chemical weapons against rebel fighters on a “small scale,” but…

Barbara Bush says there have been enough Bushes in the White House

Barbara Bush counsels against former Florida governor attempting to follow her husband and son to the White House A recent poll of Republicans found the former Florida governor Jeb Bush to be solidly in the middle of the 2016 presidential pack. He beats Chris Christie on favorability and ties with…

Amy Winehouse documentary to feature unaired footage

A documentary on the life of tragic British singer Amy Winehouse will feature unseen footage of the late star, the company handling its sale at the Cannes film festival said on Thursday. Focus Features International, a division of US entertainment giant NBCUniversal, said it would be taking the as yet…

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