Alex Shirley

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3 dangerous assumptions about America’s torture practices

<b>(Reuters/Joshua Roberts)</b><p>This isn’t just on Bush. Mainstream coverage of the Senate report reveals the depths of our collective naïveté<p>Rebecca Gordon<p>December 16, 2014 10:00am (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p>It’s the political story of the week in Washington. At long last, after …

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Do animals go to heaven? Pope Francis may not have weighed in after all

Can animals go to heaven?<p>Some people all over the world have been excited in recent days about reports by news agencies worldwide -- including one from CNN -- declaring that Pope Francis apparently believes they can.<p>It turns out it's unclear what he believes about this.<p>A previous pope, Paul VI, had …

ISIS militants behead 4 Christian kids who won't denounce Jesus, church leader says

Four Christian children were beheaded by ISIS militants in Iraq for refusing to denounce Jesus and convert to Islam, according to the leader of the Anglican church in Baghdad.<p>Canon Andrew White, known as the “Vicar of Baghdad,” fled Iraq in October for Israel and recounted how brutal the country …

13 pictures of interesting wildlife at the Alfred Dunhill Championship

The golf news cycle has been a little slow since the Ryder Cup ended, but thanks to the European Tour hosting a spate of recent tournaments in South Africa, golf fans everywhere are being exposed to some delightful images of animals they don't normally see.<p><b>Monkeys</b><p><b>[#image:</b> …

Is This Psychedelic iOS Keyboard The Craziest UI In Design History?

WHAT IS THIS…I DON’T EVEN…WHAT IS HAPPENING TO MEEEEEE????<p>On December 16, 1997, an episode of the popular animated series <i>Pokemon</i> aired in Japan, during which the lovable electric gopher Pikachu spent a few minutes frenetically blasting rainbow-hued missiles out of the air with his rapid-fire …

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