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8 Character Traits Mentally Strong People Avoid in Social Settings

Character Traits Mentally Strong People Avoid<p>We all feel mentally strong in ordinary situations and in our comfort zone. But in the adverse …

Gut feelings: the future of psychiatry may be inside your stomach

Her parents were running out of hope. Their teenage daughter, Mary, had been diagnosed with a severe case of obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD), as well as ADHD. They had dragged her to clinics around the country in an effort to thwart the scary, intrusive thoughts and the repetitive behaviors …

SeaWorld’s Most Rewarding and Traumatic Job

It's been a tough four years to work in public relations at a marine park. Intensive reporting about the conditions of marine mammals in captivity—in stories at <i>Outside</i>, in the book <i>Death at SeaWorld,</i> and in the documentary <i>Blackfish,</i> which I associate-produced—has generated widespread public debate …

A Snob’s Guide To The Ice Bucket Challenge

You’ll give in eventually. Here’s how to do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in style.<p>At this point, it’s a statistical certainty. Within 20 or so days, every human on the planet will have performed the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS–the neurodegenerative disease that essentially short circuits the …

UN calls Iraq reports almost certain war crimes

GENEVA (AP) — Evidence shows that the Islamic militants who massacred scores of captured Iraqi soldiers "almost certainly" committed war crimes, U.N. …

Pentagon Sends Another Ship Into Persian Gulf Amid Iraq Turmoil

The Pentagon is sending another ship to the Persian Gulf to give President Barack Obama "additional options to protect American citizens and interests in Iraq," an official said Monday.<p>The amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde — which carries Osprey combat helicopters — will join other U.S. …

Military

Iraqi Christians flee homes amid militant push

ALQOSH, Iraq (AP) — Over the past decade, Iraqi Christians have fled repeatedly to this ancient mountainside village, seeking refuge from violence, …

Christiane Amanpour: This Might Be 'The End of Iraq as We Know It' | The Takeaway | WNYC

The world is facing a nightmare scenario in Iraq and across the Middle East, according to veteran journalist Christiane Amanpour, chief international …

Obama Deploys Troops to Protect Embassy in Iraq, as American and Iranian Officials Meet

President Barack Obama ordered the deployment of up to 275 military personnel “equipped for combat” into Iraq to protect the U.S. embassy in Baghdad …

Iraq conflict: US deploys 275 'military personnel'

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Middle East

Associated Press News

David Beckham's Bandana Diaries

There was a lot for fashion fans to appreciate in last night’s BBC1 David Beckham Brazil travelogue Into The Unknown.<p>First, the footage of Victoria, pristine in a black sweater with white Wednesday Addams collar, anxious about the humidity that her husband would soon encounter. “What are you going …

Is Chris Martin Consciously Coupling With Rihanna?

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p><i>Today in celebrity gossip: Chris Martin is back in the saddle, Jake Gyllenhaal may be dating Rachel</i> …

Los Angeles judge: Kasem should be fed, medicated, though daughter began end of life measures

A judge ruled Monday that Casey Kasem should be fed, hydrated and medicated while a court-appointed attorney evaluates the health of the ailing radio personality after his daughter moved to implement end of life measures.<p>Kasem, who has dementia, was in critical condition in a Washington state …

Clint Eastwood's Son Shows Off His Good Genes In Hugo Boss Ads

With the much-anticipated film adaptation of "Jersey Boys" impending release on June 20, it seems like all eyes are on director Clint Eastwood at the moment. But here at HuffPost Style, we're too enamored with another member of the Eastwood family: Scott.<p>Clint's 28-year-old son is once again giving …

Angelina Jolie: Shame the rapist, not the victim

The actress opened the first annual Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict with a powerful speech<p>At a time when rape denialism in America feels stronger than ever, and overseas, girls in Nigeria are being kidnapped by the hundreds and girls in India are being gang-raped, the world's first …

Taye Diggs on his split from Idina Menzel

It’s always hard when your favorite celebrity couple breaks up (and you’re forced to declare on Tumblr that love no longer exists). Luckily, Taye …

William Hague to investigate claims of Tamil rape victims being deported

William Hague has said the government will investigate claims that Tamil asylum seekers are being deported from the UK to Sri Lanka despite evidence they have been subjected to rape and sexual abuse by the country's security forces.<p>Refugees, their lawyers and advocacy groups made the allegations on …

30 Norwalk homes evacuated in standoff between armed man, police

About 30 homes were evacuated in Norwalk on Tuesday evening after a man armed with a rifle and wearing a bullet-proof vest barricaded himself inside a residence at a mobile home park.<p>The 38-year-old suspect is on federal probation for bank robbery and pointed the weapon at law enforcement …

'Friendly fire from the air' kills 5 U.S. service members in Afghanistan

Five American service members were killed in southern Afghanistan when a coalition jet, called in to help ward off a Taliban attack, mistakenly bombed them, an Afghan official said Tuesday.<p>The five were killed Monday night along with an Afghan soldier in Zabul province, said Ghulam Sakhi …

Obama on Oregon shooting: 'We're the only developed country where this happens'

President Obama spoke out once again in favor of stronger gun controls in the wake of a school shooting in Oregon on Tuesday that left a student dead and a teacher injured.<p>"We’re the only developed country where this happens. And it happens weekly," he said.<p>The president was on Tumblr answering …

Obama: 'I make absolutely no apologies' for Bergdahl swap

If word had leaked out, Bowe Bergdahl would have been killed.<p>That's what Obama administration officials told senators at a classified briefing Wednesday in defense of the decision to not notify Congress about the deal to free the captured Army sergeant in exchange for releasing five Taliban figures …

The Gitmo detainees swapped for Bergdahl: Who are they?

Together with the announcement that U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was released after nearly five years of captivity came the news that five detainees at Guantanamo Bay were being transferred to Qatar.<p>A plane carrying the detainees left the U.S. Navy base in Guantanamo, Cuba, after the announcement …

'Lone Survivor': Bergdahl branded already - CNN Video

Former soldiers say undisciplined unit not why Bergdahl walked

Just weeks before U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl walked off base and into Taliban hands, a British filmmaker caught on video scenes that would come to define his unit as an unruly, undisciplined bunch.<p>The video, published by the British newspaper The Guardian, showed some soldiers breaking Army rules …

General: Bergdahl was one of us - CNN Video

Red News/Blue News: The Bergdahl backfire

Gloria Borger, Ryan Lizza, Matt Lewis and Brian Stelter on how the media mood surrounding Bowe Bergdahl’s release turned from celebration to condemnation.

U.S. official: Sgt. Bergdahl wants to be called private first class

<b>(CNN)</b> - U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was promoted while held prisoner by the Taliban, said he wants to be recognized by his old rank, according to a senior U.S. official.<p>"In his mind, he's a Pfc," the official told CNN Pentagon Correspondent Barbara Starr on Sunday.<p>Now in the beginning of the …

Source: Bergdahl physically abused by Taliban - CNN.com

<b>(CNN)</b> -- Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was physically abused during his five years in Taliban captivity and is suffering from psychological trauma, a senior U.S. official told CNN on Friday.<p>The information bolstered the White House argument that President Barack Obama needed to move quickly to secure …