700 African Migrants Believed Dead after Boat Capsizes
Apr19

700 African Migrants Believed Dead after Boat Capsizes

Some 700 African migrants are feared dead on Sunday, after their boat capsized off the coast of Libya in the Mediterranean Sea. Declared an emergency at around midnight, the ship is believed to have started capsizing when migrants aboard all moved to one side of the ship, as a merchant vessel approached. Only twenty-eight people...

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‘Love hormone’ helps pet bonding
Apr18

‘Love hormone’ helps pet bonding

The “love hormone” that secures the bond between a woman and her newborn baby is also involved in bonding between dogs and their owners, scientists have found. Researchers in Japan have found that oxytocin, the hormone released into the bloodstream by women after childbirth and babies during breast-feeding, also increases in dogs and their owners after… graphic via...

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How ‘Liberal Hollywood’ Raised Money For GOP
Apr18

How ‘Liberal Hollywood’ Raised Money For GOP

After the Republicans took over the House of Representatives in 2010, Hollywood bigwigs, often stereotyped as liberals, adapted. In order to build clout with the new Congress to help ensure favorable legislation, the entertainment industry started moving its money to Republicans. The Wall Street Journal chronicled this major shift last year. Now, emails from executives...

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Five Strange Facts About Charlie Chaplin
Apr17

Five Strange Facts About Charlie Chaplin

Slapstick comedy and silent film superstar Charlie Chaplin would have been 116 years old today. Though he’s best remembered for his contributions to silent film, in classics like The Kid (1921) and City Lights (1931), The Tramp’s real life was just as entertaining—and twice as strange. 1. He got his start in a clog-dancing troupe....

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Pop goes the Democratic Party
Apr17

Pop goes the Democratic Party

Pop goes the Democratic Party by Dana Milbank Washington Post Writers Group WASHINGTON — It was another one of those rallies on Capitol Hill where lawmakers line up to take shots at the Obama administration. But this time the lawmakers were all Democrats. A quartet of senators and a dozen members of the House took the stage in a park across from the Capitol midday Wednesday to join hundreds of steelworkers, union faithful and...

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Germany: Teacher Forced High School Class to March to Nazi Song
Apr16

Germany: Teacher Forced High School Class to March to Nazi Song

A police investigation has been launched against a high school music teacher in Berlin, The Local reports Wednesday, after she forced her class of eleventh graders to march to the Nazi anthem as an alleged part of her curriculum. The song, the “Horst-Wessel-Lied,” includes lyrics that glorify Nazi leader Adolf Hitler. The teacher – who...

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The GOP push for a permanent aristocracy
Apr16

The GOP push for a permanent aristocracy

The GOP push for a permanent aristocracy By Dana Millbank Washington Post Writers Group WASHINGTON — Give credit to Republicans in Congress. They’ve discovered, belatedly, that income inequality is a problem, and they’re no longer proposing to give tax breaks to the wealthiest 2 percent of Americans. Now they are proposing to give tax breaks to the wealthiest two-tenths of 1 percent of Americans. On Tuesday...

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Why Republicans Are Delaying Lynch’s Confirmation
Apr16

Why Republicans Are Delaying Lynch’s Confirmation

Democrats and Republicans intensified their clash Thursday over President Barack Obama’s nomination of Loretta Lynch as the next U.S. attorney general. This week’s partisan conflict guarantees that Lynch’s record-long wait for confirmation will be even longer — despite having enough support on both sides of the aisle if a vote were held. On Thursday, the...

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RWNJ: Hillary Too ‘Profoundly Ugly’ To Be President  (Guest Voice)
Apr15

RWNJ: Hillary Too ‘Profoundly Ugly’ To Be President (Guest Voice)

The very handsome man featured here believes Hillary Clinton is too ugly to be POTUS. Don Feder of the World Congress of Families is out today with a column titled “Top Ten Reasons Why Hitlery Will Never Be President,” in which he calls the former secretary of state “a frustrated, middle-aged feminist who’s perpetually incensed.”...

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Is ‘Mein Kampf’ a learning tool, or too offensive and dangerous to reissue?
Apr15

Is ‘Mein Kampf’ a learning tool, or too offensive and dangerous to reissue?

Is ‘Mein Kampf’ a learning tool, or too offensive and dangerous to reissue? By Robert Gluck/JNS.org Given the current climate of rising anti-Semitism in Europe and elsewhere, is it too offensive and dangerous to reissue Adolf Hitler’s “Mein Kampf” autobiographical manifesto? Critics of the book’s planned republication say yes. But others believe that with the proper annotation and commentary, the book can be an important learning...

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Alcohol Use In Movies Really Does Get Teenagers Drinking
Apr15

Alcohol Use In Movies Really Does Get Teenagers Drinking

Commonly, parents worry about their teens being exposed to violence and sex while watching movies, yet no one even considers the effects of passively watching good-looking actors booze their way to a Hollywood Ending. No one, that is, but Dr. Andrea Waylen, a senior lecturer in social science at University of Bristol. She and her...

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SeaWorld ‘Lies,’ False Marketing of Orcas Must Stop, New Suit Says
Apr15

SeaWorld ‘Lies,’ False Marketing of Orcas Must Stop, New Suit Says

SeaWorld ‘Lies,’ False Marketing of Orcas Must Stop, New Suit Says by Ken Stone Times of San Diego SAN DIEGO (SDONA) — For the third time in three weeks, SeaWorld has been sued over its killer whales. But the latest case, filed Monday in San Francisco Superior Court, calls for more than ticket refunds. The court is being asked to force operators of the San Diego theme park to admit they lied about orca care and “cease...

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Obama drops veto threat as Senate moves to assert a voice on Iran deal
Apr15

Obama drops veto threat as Senate moves to assert a voice on Iran deal

Obama drops veto threat as Senate moves to assert a voice on Iran deal WASHINGTON — The Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Tuesday unanimously approved a compromise bill allowing Congress to vote on a deal to stem Iran’s nuclear program. President Barack Obama, who had threatened to veto the original bill, embraced the compromise, an acknowledgment that there’s enough bipartisan support on Capitol Hill to pass it over...

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Rubio Borrows From Obama’s Playbook
Apr14

Rubio Borrows From Obama’s Playbook

WASHINGTON — Republicans have spent the last seven years arguing a guy who was a state lawmaker, one-term senator and who gives a good speech doesn’t have the qualifications to run the White House. That line of attack presents a challenge for Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, the GOP’s newly announced presidential candidate, who has a...

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Would Lincoln have survived being shot today?
Apr13

Would Lincoln have survived being shot today?

Will Hadden for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online The assassin ascends the stairs to the private balcony where his unsuspecting prey is waiting. The prey watches the performance below him, oblivious to his own approaching doom. He knows nothing until he hears the firing of a derringer, and by then it’s too late. The shot...

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Marco Rubio Officially Running For President
Apr13

Marco Rubio Officially Running For President

Marco Rubio announced this morning that he will seek the 2016 Republican nomination saying that he’s “’uniquely qualified” to talk about the future, according to the AP. Marco, 43, is expected to leverage his youth and Tea Party credentials against more centrist political rivals, arguing that he can offer a clear choice for voters, especially...

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The idea of Scott Walker  (Guest Voice)
Apr12

The idea of Scott Walker (Guest Voice)

Everything is about Hillary Clinton this weekend, but there are other things going on. A new poll was released on Friday that shows the union-bashing governor of Wisconsin, Scott Walker, leading all GOP challengers in New Hampshire. The NH1 poll released Friday shows Walker, the Wisconsin governor, leading Bush, 23 percent to 17 percent – outside the margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points. Paul, the first-term Kentucky...

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So, did hamburgers originate in China?
Apr12

So, did hamburgers originate in China?

Rou jia mo (top), Hamburger (below) PROVIDED TO CHINA DAILY Heated online debate has been triggered over the relationship between hamburgers and rou jia mo, a Chinese snack that has been described as “the world’s first hamburger”. Rou jia mo, which translates as “meat placed between bun”, has a similar recipe to hamburgers, consisting of...

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A vampire bat’s favorite food is bacon, study says
Apr12

A vampire bat’s favorite food is bacon, study says

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com – @BednarChuck People love bacon. It’s widely consumed, it gets added to things like ice cream and pizza crust (praise the gods), it’s inspired a long line of Internet memes, and was even given its very own holiday. But as it turns out, humans aren’t the only ones with a taste...

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US and Cuba make history as Obama and Castro shake hands
Apr11

US and Cuba make history as Obama and Castro shake hands

US and Cuba make history as Obama and Castro shake hands Presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro have made history – shaking hands in a symbolically charged gesture as they seek to restore ties after decades of hostility between the US and Cuba. Their first formal face to face came at the start of the Summit of the Americas in Panama, dominated by the rapprochement between...

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