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Georgia school director apologizes for 'black people' graduation remark

<b>(CNN) —</b> The director of a Georgia school apologized for calling out "all the black people" who left a graduation ceremony during the valedictorian's speech.<p>Nancy Gordeuk, director of TNT Academy in Stone Mountain, said "my emotions got the best of me" when she made the controversial remark. A video …

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Indiana pizza joint raises over $800K after backlash against owners' anti-gay stance

An Indiana pizzeria netted over $840,000 through fundraising site GoFundMe in just three days after a widespread furor over its owners' anti-gay …

Zach Braff And Donald Faison Will Make Pizzas For Your Gay Wedding In Indiana

Just because some people in Indiana refuse to cater gay weddings doesn't mean all hope is lost.<p>Zach Braff and Donald Faison, who are perhaps best known for starring together in the beloved sitcom "Scrubs," are apparently willing to toss some dough for same-sex Indiana couples.<p>Memories Pizza, …

Rihanna On Indiana Anti-Gay Law: 'I Say F--k That S--t'

Singer Rihanna made clear how she feels about Indiana’s controversial religious freedom law during a performance at the NCAA March Madness Final Four …

Indiana Senate Says Yes To Faith-Based Hiring By State Contractors

On Tuesday, the Indiana state Senate voted 39-11 in favor of a bill to explicitly permit religious discrimination in hiring by some organizations that contract with the state.<p>Under the legislation, which would amend non-discrimination rules for state contractors, such organizations could "give a …

GOP’s unexpected ’16 problem: How gay marriage became a political liability — for them

<b>Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Scott Walker (Jeff Malet, maletphoto.com/AP/Ed Reinke/Andy Manis/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>GOP presidential hopefuls say gay marriage should be decided “by the states.” Here’s what that’s really about<p>Gabriel Arana<p>January 22, 2015 11:58am (UTC)<p>By this time next year, gay marriage …

2 Florida Teens Charged with Running a High School Prostitution Ring

It’s a crime that has shocked students, teachers and parents in Venice, Florida.<p>Authorities say that two high school students – ages 15 and 17 – …

GOP staffer calls for more 'class' from Obama daughters

A senior staffer for a Republican congressman scolded President Obama's daughters for dressing like "they deserve a spot at a bar" and told them to "try showing a little class" in a Facebook post that has since gone viral, drawing her heavy criticism and prompting calls for her dismissal.<p>Elizabeth …

Eating too much salt puts up your blood pressure, but too little may be just as bad

When I was a child, I used to pour salt into the palm of my hand and lick it avidly. These days, when I see my children shaking salt over their food, …

The Secret Sodium Bomb You’re Eating Every Day

You probably already know that eating too much sodium can cause bloating, high blood pressure, and other complications. But you may be surprised to …

Sodium Scare: Salt Influence On Blood Pressure Statistically Insignificant

Though the American government now wants to control intake, another study has affirmed that claims of a link between table salt and hypertension were …

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What's So Bad About Too Much Salt?

Researchers, who analyzed data from 187 countries, reported that more than 1.6 million cardiovascular-related deaths per year can be attributed to sodium consumption above 2 grams per day. Almost no country or region is immune. Salt is fueling the global hypertension epidemic.<p><i>Valentin Fuster, M.D.,</i> …

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The 10 Saltiest Meals in America

How Applebees managed to turn shrimp and sautᅢᄅed vegetables into one of the saltiest foods in America may be the eighth wonder of the world.<p>Most of us have heard that it's a good idea to "cut down on sodium," but besides making sure the top to the salt shaker is screwed on properly, what does that …

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Weird Animal Question of the Week: How Do Moose Get So Big Eating Plants?

Weird & Wild<p>Herbivores get energy directly from the source, which allows them to become bigger than carnivores.<p>Carnivores may be at the top of the food chain, but herbivores are often the bigger guns (or guts) on the ladder. What makes them so big?<p>For Weird Animal Question of the Week, I took the …

City of the future sinks into the ocean

Japanese firm devises plan for an Ocean Spiral community that descends nine miles to the seabed<p>With dry land increasingly at a premium, a Japanese construction company has come up with a plan to sink a spiralling city into the depths of our oceans.<p>Each Ocean Spiral will be home to about 5,000 …

Ebola is scary, but antibiotic resistance should scare us more

Ebola is the stuff of nightmares. It causes profuse bleeding and organ failure and has a high mortality rate. But while the grim spectacle of dying patients in treatment centres in the affected African countries has stoked fears, cases in the west have been extremely rare in spite of a spate of …

Day care moves can be tough on kids

A study of more than 1,300 young children finds that shifting from one day care setting to another can have a negative effect on a child’s ability to …

Hidden video camera provides a close-up look at condor living

A new reality TV show unfolded this year in a cave in a sandstone cliff about 75 miles northwest of Los Angeles.<p>While home alone and waiting for his parents to return with carrion for dinner, an energetic young male California condor played games on the floor of the cave: tossing feathers and bones …

Terrifying Black Seadevil makes its video debut 1,900 feet underwater

Scientists record the same anglerfish that terrorized Nemo<p>Researchers in California have recorded rare images and video of a Black Seadevil — a mysterious and rather hideous female anglerfish that lives in some of the deepest corners of the ocean. The fish was observed on November 17th by scientist …

Reports of Witchcraft-Related Child Abuse On the Rise in London

World<p>LONDON — Kevani Kanda was just six years old when her family accused her of being a witch. She was being molested by a relative and the trauma made her wet the bed and sleepwalk.<p>But instead of trying to find out what was wrong, Kanda's family were convinced she was possessed by an evil spirit. …

Toddler beaten and choked to death for soiling pants: police

(Reuters) - A man accused in the death of his 3-year-old stepdaughter was being held in a New York City hospital on Sunday after police found him in an apartment with self-inflicted stab wounds, authorities said.<p>Kelsey Smith, 20, is charged with assault and endangering the welfare of a child after …

Ebola crisis: How did the virus get into the US?

<b>Two Dallas nurses have recovered after being infected while treating the first person to be diagnosed with the deadly Ebola virus in the US. How did the virus get to the US and could it further spread?</b><p>The outbreak gripping West Africa is the world's worst, infecting nearly 10,000 people and killing …

Pakistani baby charged with attempted murder goes into hiding

The family of a Pakistani baby charged with attempted murder say they have been forced into hiding after coming under intense pressure from the police, who are facing national humiliation over the incident.<p>One police officer has been suspended and an official inquiry has been ordered into how …

School Stabbing Spree: 20 Hurt in Pittsburgh-Area Bloodbath

U.S. news<p>A student flashing two knives went on a stabbing rampage through the classrooms and halls of a high school outside Pittsburgh on Wednesday morning, authorities said. At least 19 students and a security guard were hurt, some with life-threatening injuries.<p>The suspect, a 16-year-old …

Millions of passwords exposed

SAN FRANCISCO — An alarming lapse in Internet security has exposed millions of passwords, credit card numbers and other sensitive bits of information to potential theft by computer hackers who may have been secretly exploiting the problem before its discovery.<p>The breakdown revealed this week …