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Maliki: Saudi and Qatar at war against Iraq

Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has accused Saudi Arabia and Qatar of supporting fighters in Iraq and effectively declaring war on the country.<p>The rare direct attack on the Sunni Gulf powers, comes with Iraq embroiled in its worst prolonged period of bloodshed since 2008, with more than 1,800 people …

Cardinal Dolan: Pope Francis Wants Church to Study Gay Unions

ObamaCare will hasten income inequality, union report says

A new report from a major U.S. union says ObamaCare will hasten income inequality.<p>Although it defends the intent behind the Affordable Care Act, the report, entitled “The Irony of ObamaCare: Making inequality worse,” concludes that the law will transfer a billion dollars in wealth to insurance …

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Obama Launches 'Cosmos': 'The Next Great Discovery Could Be Yours'

More than three decades after "Cosmos" first came to television, President Barack Obama kicked off the 21st-century version of the science show with a tribute to astronomer Carl Sagan and his successors.<p>"America has always been a nation of fearless explorers, who dream bigger and reach farther than …

Reports: 13 nuns freed by kidnappers in Syria

Thirteen nuns and three workers kidnapped in late November from a Greek Orthodox monastery in Syria were freed Sunday, a pro-Syrian government news network and Lebanese state media reported.<p>A convoy of around 30 vehicles picked up the nuns and workers in one part of Syria and took them into …

Snowden still stirring the political pot

Edward Snowden may be living on the lam in Russia, but he continues to be a lightning rod in American politics.<p>The former government contractor’s stolen documents revealing vast amounts of government overreach have damaged poll numbers for defenders of the surveillance programs while handing …

Minibus Packed With Explosives Kills 45 in Iraqi City of Hilla

A suicide bomber driving a minibus packed with explosives killed at least 45 people and wounded 157 on Sunday in the southern Iraqi city of Hilla, police and medical sources said.<p>The attacker approached a main checkpoint at a northern entrance to the largely Shiite Muslim city and detonated the …

Border showdown: Families will demand U.S. entry to reunite with relatives

Juana Vidal yearns to reunite with her undocumented immigrant son and his family, but she fears the stakes involved.<p>Her son, Elesban Vidal, his wife and their two daughters will join as many as 125 families that will try to cross the California-Mexico border on Monday and demand that U.S. officials …

Libyan government forces besiege North Korea-flagged tanker

Libyan government forces and loyal militia fighters have besieged a North Korea-flagged tanker that a rival militia hoped to use to export oil in defiance of central authorities, officials said.<p>Al-Habib al-Amin, the country's culture minister and a top aide to Libya's prime minister, told reporters …

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Neil deGrasse Tyson: 'We Will Know Whether There's Life On Other Planets'

Chatting about the universe with Neil deGrasse Tyson<p>He’s the legendary astrophysicist and director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History. Tyson's new TV series, <i>Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey</i>, will premiere on Sunday, March 9 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, and again on March 10 at 10 …

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The Woman Who Thinks She Can Will Herself Out of Her Body

"Hold on just a second," you're thinking to yourself (I am not a psychic but I occasionally play one in blog posts). "Didn't I already read this article on Popular Science?"<p>No, friend: you read an article written by Douglas Main titled "The Woman Who Can Will Herself Out Of Her Body," which differs …

Watch a near-Earth asteroid online Sunday night

Asteroid 2014 CU13 will pass about 8 lunar distances (2 million miles or 3 million km) away. Both the Virtual Telescope Project and Slooh will be …

Oh Whacking Day: Yes, It's Real, and It's A Bad Idea

All this weekend, thousands of people are converging on a tiny Texas town to celebrate the mass collection, sale and killing of scores of rattlesnakes.<p>Whacking DayThe 56th Annual Sweetwater Rattlesnake Roundup kicked off Thursday night with a parade, and lasts through Sunday, capped off by a …

Are Calorie Counts on Nutrition Labels Making Us Fat?

Misleading calorie counts on nutrition labels may be steering us toward energy-dense, processed foods.<p><i>Part of our weekly "In Focus" series—stepping back, looking closer.</i><p><b>For the first time in two decades, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has proposed sweeping changes to the familiar nutrition</b> …

A Brief History of Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg's Relationship

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>You may have found yourself, like us, perusing Martha Stewart's AMA (short for Ask Me Anything) on …

Katy Perry Set to Spank That Naughty Lil' Miley Cyrus

It's all good fun and Twitter high jinks ... I think.<p>Following Miley's failed attempt at a make-out session during her Los Angeles concert last weekend, Katy Perry explained that she didn't want to kiss a girl that time because "God knows where that tongue has been." And Miley fired back with a …

Miley Cyrus to Katy Perry: 'My Tongue Isn't the One You Should Worry About'

Miley Cyrus seems a little hurt Katy Perry didn’t want to make out with her.<p>Everyone’s favorite twerkaholic posted a series of semi-snarky tweets …