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The public and private faith of Hillary Clinton

<b>Editor's note:</b> This is the second of two stories on the religious beliefs of the presidential nominees. Read about the faith of Donald Trump here.<p><b>(CNN) —</b> At a Catholic charity event this month, Hillary Clinton, a onetime Sunday school teacher, made a small but telling theological slip-up.<p>After …

Pablo Picasso Birthday 2016: Facts, Quotes And Famous Paintings From Spainish Artist

Art enthusiasts all around the world are celebrating renowned painter Pablo Picasso’s birthday. Picasso, who has been considered one of the greatest …

Ranking the World's Toughest Outdoor Sports

<i>You have no idea how tough [insert sport] is.</i><p>Whether we say it out loud or just repeat it to ourselves, many of us share this sentiment. As American novelist Mary McCarthy once said, “We are the hero of our own story.”<p>That said, some activities are legitimately harder than others, and in the realm …

The Sunda is the Tent Hammock of Your Dreams

Camping in the wilderness can either be a relaxing weekend away from the city or a nightmare. In many cases, the outdoor experience usually comes …

What Is Religion?

"What is reli-gion?" Shaykh Babikir asks, his thick Sudanese accent curling the word out over his bottom lip.<p>"Man creates religion to suit himself. …

What Does Canada’s Housing Bubble Mean for the U.S.?

The warning signs are all over: the U.S. is rapidly approaching another economic disaster, similar to the one in 2008—if not larger. But what about …

How Muslim women should dress—according to inhabitants of Muslim-majority countries

A Pew Research poll taken in 2014 canvassed both men and women in 7 Muslim majority countries to see what style of dress the inhabitants (equally …

Bulgaria imposes burqa ban – and will cut benefits of women who defy it

Bulgaria has become the latest European country to ban women from wearing veils covering their faces in public. Under the controversial new …

Religion

Van Gogh paintings stolen in 2002 found in Italian farmhouse

ROME (AP) — Police investigating suspected Italian mobsters for cocaine trafficking discovered two Van Gogh paintings hidden in a farmhouse near Naples, masterpieces that had vanished in 2002 during a nighttime heist at Amsterdam's Van Gogh Museum, authorities said Friday.<p>The two paintings were …

For the First Time, Bees Declared Endangered in the U.S.

Seven species of Hawaiian yellow-faced bee, decimated by invasive species and habitat loss, are now federally protected.<p>As the legend goes, when star-crossed lovers Naupaka and Kaui knew they'd be forever separated, Naupaka took the flower from behind her ear and tore it in two pieces, keeping one …

Insects