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US charges 61 defendants in call center scam based in India

WASHINGTON (AP) — It can be a frightening call to get — and it's a familiar one for many Americans.<p>Callers posing as tax and immigration agents are …

Trump assault allegations aren't new. Why are we only listening now?

When I first reported the story of Jill Harth’s sexual assault accusation back in July, I didn’t get a single interview request to talk about it. The radio show I’d already been booked to go on engaged me only briefly, during an hour-long interview, on the matter of a woman accusing the Republican …

Donald Trump

Crisis of faith: Donald Trump’s revelations and the hypocrisy of the Christian Right

Why did it take this for one of this campaign’s great lies — that Trump is a fine Christian man — to be laid bare?<p>Now that Donald Trump has failed twice in the space of a day to demonstrate the ability to apologize for criminal conduct he was caught boasting about on a hot microphone, let’s step …

How Indiana’s Religious-Freedom Law Is Being Used to Defend Child Abuse and Other Crimes

In February, Kin Park Thaing — a Burmese refugee living in Indianapolis — was charged with two counts of child abuse after allegedly striking her …

Online Website Builders for Photographers and Retouchers

It is said that Instagram killed the personal photography portfolio websites, but having an online portfolio still matters. Even if your Instagram …

The lies Trump told this week: from Saddam to the concept of losing a war

Saddam Hussein<p><b>“He was a bad guy. Really bad guy. But you know what he did well? He killed terrorists. He did that so good, they didn’t read ’em their rights.”</b> – 5 July 2016, Raleigh, North Carolina<p>Hussein’s decision to invade Kuwait in 1990 landed Iraq on the US list of state sponsors of terrorism, …

National Security

Quantik Project Manager CRM (Project Management Tools)

Quantik Project Manager CRM is the most easiest project management solution you can imagine. Build on latest version of laravel, it provides you an …

This paragraph from FBI's statement explains why the agency isn't recommending charges against Clinton

That seemed confusing to many, considering FBI Director James Comey also acknowledged earlier in his press conference that it's a felony to "mishandle classified information either intentionally or in a grossly negligent way."<p>But other factors come into play in the FBI's recommendation.<p>"Prosecutors …

Trump’s art of the deal with Native Americans: Racial insults or flattery, whichever was good for business

Donald Trump stood fuming in the back of the hearing room on Capitol Hill for two hours, impatiently scribbling notes. Staffers had refused to move up his testimony, and no one would give up a seat for the casino mogul.<p>When he finally sat down at the witness table that fall afternoon two decades …

When Religion Is Hijacked By Hate

It has become so predictable that you can practically set your clock by it. I'm talking about the point after a national trauma when actual Christianity gets hijacked by someone spewing the kind of hateful, harmful utterly unchristian diatribes that make Jesus - in the words of Anne Lammot - "want …

George Takei Destroys the Logic of All of Those Anti-LGBT Bills in the South

He'll one-up your First Amendment with his Establishment Clause.<p>As we near the one-year anniversary of <i>Obergefell</i>, let's reflect on the many ways those who oppose marriage equality have done their damnedest to fight the law of the land:<p>Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis of Kentucky refused to marry LGBT …

Donald Trump Sure Is Bad at Pretending He Loves Jesus

If he really is a Christian, he has some strange answers.<p>I want to start by saying that none of us knows exactly what's truly in a politician's heart, and that's especially true of Donald Trump. Trump has been all over the map about "what he believes" in this election. Often he'll just outright …

Why Conservative Voters Of Faith Could Find Themselves Backing Hillary Clinton In November

The 2016 election season has been full of surprises. Virtually no one expected that Trump would be the Republican nominee, that a self-identified …

Government

How Can I Prevent My Christian Growth from Becoming Stagnant?

There’s only one absolute way I know of to keep your Christian growth from becoming stagnant, and that is to die. The only time Christian growth …

Faith

The 25 most ruthless leaders of all time

But while we can argue the validity and virtue of certain political agendas, the callous methods by which some leaders attain their goals are less up to interpretation.<p>After all, no matter how a historian tries to spin it, ordering a tower to be constructed out of live men stacked and cemented …

World History

Is Your Faith Water or Cement?

"Sometimes the Bible in the hand of one man is worse than a whisky bottle in the hand of (another)... There are just some kind of men who're so busy worrying about the next world that they've never learned to live in this one, and you can look down the street and see the results."<p>Harper Lee, <i>To Kill</i> …

America’s south embraces bigotry of the past, but a new coalition is fighting back

The date was a watershed for all Americans. But 26 June 2015 was an especially important day for LGBT citizens like me. The US supreme court ruled 5-4 that same-sex marriage was the law of the land. A major civil rights issue, nearly 50 years and millions of dollars in the making, had come to a …

LGBTQI

Small town turns on Hastert as details of allegations emerge

YORKVILLE, Ill. (AP) — The small town that boasted of the role it played in Dennis Hastert's ascent from high school wrestling coach to speaker of …

Crime

The Week in Review: ‘Panama Papers’ Leak

Eleven million secret documents were made public this week in the biggest data leak in recorded history. The files, from Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca, expose how some of the world’s wealthiest individuals use tax havens to hide their money.<p>The world’s fourth biggest offshore law firm Mossack …

Mississippi passes religious freedom bill that LGBT groups call discriminatory

<b>(CNN) —</b> Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant signed a controversial religious freedom bill Tuesday, a piece of legislation that gay rights groups and the state's businesses have decried as discriminatory.<p>Protesters had urged the governor not to sign it, saying it enables discrimination of gay, lesbian, …

American Anger: It’s Not the Economy. It’s the Other Party.

Americans are angry. That’s the sentiment that many believe is driving the 2016 election. They are angry because the rich are getting richer, the average guy is struggling and the government in Washington hasn’t done anything to stop the trend.<p>But it may not be that simple.<p>Data on the nation’s …

The Men Who Gave Trump His Brutal Worldview

Tutored by his fiercely ambitious father and tough-as-nails high school coach, the GOP frontrunner has only one ethical code: life is combat.<p>Fred Trump was a fiercely ambitious man who worked seven days a week and devoted few waking hours to his role as a parent. Although he pushed his son Donald …

Ted Cruz is a sniveling coward for sucking up to Donald Trump for so long

But while we're talking about cowards, Cruz should also point the finger at himself.<p>After all, Cruz spent the first six months of this campaign sucking up to Trump at every opportunity, even though Trump's "problem with strong women," finally identified by Cruz on Thursday, was already …

Eight-Justice Court Grapples With Balancing Religious Beliefs, Contraception Coverage

If the Supreme Court ends up evenly divided on the issue, the justices could decide to rehear the case next term.<p>WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Wednesday appeared deeply divided, and perhaps unable to reach a national resolution, on whether the government’s “accommodation” for religious …

5 things to do on a Street for Every Street Photographer

Street Photography has always been a great sensation, compared to other genres of photography. It provides the ease for any beginner into …

Did Donald Trump Break the Republican Party or Was It Already Broken?

Marco Rubio's withdrawal from the presidential primary, after he was blown out in his home state by Donald Trump, was a resounding rejection by voters of a candidate embraced by influential Republicans. It suggests the power of party elites is overstated in the GOP, and perhaps in politics …

Ga. governor cites Jesus in signaling 'religious freedom' bill opposition

<b>(CNN) —</b> As in other states with Republican-led legislatures, a so-called "religious freedom bill" has passed in Georgia. Those who oppose it say the measure permits unjust discrimination against gays and lesbians. Those who support it call it necessary protection for conservative Christians who …

LGBTQI

Want to be more charismatic? Science finds out how

It doesn't matter how smart you are - as long as you're quick<p>Want people to think you're charismatic? Then think fast - and don't worry too much about accuracy.<p>According to a new study by researchers at the University of Queensland, an ability to think, and act, quickly plays a vital part in …

Charisma