Akilah Ellison

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Snowden: "If I end up in chains at Guantanamo, I can live with that"

He looks like a man with a lot on his mind. Thinner. Jacketed, but not well-slept.<p>On July 10, Edward Snowden — possibly the biggest whistle-blower in history — gave an interview to <i>The Guardian</i> editor Alan Rusbridger and reporter Ewen MacAskill in Moscow.<p>In the 13-minute talk, the former National …

Michigan woman now the oldest person in U.S.

Jeralean Talley of Inkster, Mich., was born May 23, 1899.<p>DETROIT -- Jeralean Talley is set in her ways. It happens after living 113 years.<p>Every morning, she drinks black coffee with a little sugar. Talley doesn't eat cheese because she doesn't like it and lives by the motto: Treat others the way …

New Gaza law mandates gender segregation in Palestinian schools

<i>By Dalia Nammari, Ibrahim Barzak, The Associated Press</i><p>Starting with the new school year in September, Gaza boys and girls in middle and high school will be breaking the law if they study side by side.<p>Gaza's Islamic militant Hamas rulers argue that the new legislation, mandating gender separation in …

NRA reveals 'school shield' plan: armed guards on every campus 'will save lives'

The National Rifle Association has unveiled its recommendations for placing at least one armed guard inside every school campus in the country in …

15 More Tech Skills That Can Instantly Net You A $100,000+ Salary

Now we've got 15 more to add to the list, from a salary survey done by Global Knowledge and TechRepublic. The research was conducted in late 2012, based on a survey of 9,500 tech professionals.<p>This survey asked these folks how much they earned and which IT certifications they had. That's a little …

Why Kraft Is Fighting To Keep Yellow Dye In Its Macaroni And Cheese

The bloggers, Lisa Leake and Vani Hari, point out that the artificial dyes — Yellow Dye 5 and Yellow Dye 6 — require a warning label in some other countries.<p>"These unnecessary — yet potentially harmful — dyes are not in Kraft Macaroni and Cheese in other countries, including the UK, because they …

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Apple Is Preparing Such Big Changes To The iPhone Software That Engineers Are Using Special Filters To Hide Their Screens

He says the "word on the street" is that engineers inside Apple who are authorized to carry around new iPhones have a filter on their screen so that the side viewing angles are diminished. (Think about one of those filters people put on their desktop screens at work.)<p>The filter on the iPhone screen …

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Syria Has a Massive Rape Crisis

All across the war-torn country, regime soldiers are said to be sexually violating women and men from the opposition, destroying families and, in some cases, taking lives.<p>One day in the fall of 2012, Syrian government troops brought a young Free Syrian Army soldier's fiancée, sisters, mother, and …