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I'm Darth Vader, And I Approve This Message

Ukraine's presidential election season took an interesting turn over the weekend, as Darth Vader declared his candidacy for the nation's highest office, promising that he knows what it takes to rebuild an empire.<p>"I alone can make an empire out of a republic to restore former glory, to return lost …

In Politics, Hog Castration Cuts Through The Ad Clutter

One candidate talks fondly about castrating hogs in her youth and suggests that could be a useful skill in Washington.<p>Another fires semi-automatic weapons at a 2-foot-high stack of paper representing the Affordable Care Act before feeding it through a wood chipper.<p>Yet another has a group of crying …

Breaking Tradition, Pope Confesses His Sins In Public

Pope Francis broke tradition, again, today by confessing his sins in public.<p>As The Catholic News Service reports, the pope was leading a penitential liturgy in St. Peter's Basilica when it came time to hear confessions. Instead of heading into an empty confessional to hear the confessions of fellow …

WATCH: A Desperate Act And An Amazing Rescue In Houston Fire

A five-alarm fire created some dramatic moments in Houston on Tuesday.<p>One video of a construction worker fleeing the apartment complex that was still under construction is just stunning. There's no need to say more. Just watch:<p>If you want background on the fire, The Houston Chronicle has details.

Mudslide Volunteers: 'We're Going In Whether You Let Us Or Not'

When emergency personnel got to the scene of Saturday's mudslide near Oso, Wash., they kept people away. Much of a mountain had torn off, roared across the Stillaguamish River, and destroyed about 50 homes and properties.<p>The mixture of mud and destroyed structures was, as NPR's Martin Kaste has …

Carp(e) Diem: Kentucky Sends Invasive Fish To China

The invasive Asian carp has now been found in 12 states and in the Great Lakes watershed, gobbling up native fish, jumping aggressively into boats and reproducing like crazy. Researchers have tried various ways to slow the spread of the fish as it prowls other waterways.<p>And, so far, efforts to …

Scientists Develop Bomb-Detecting Baby Spinach

In a world already filled with sheep-eating plants, it shouldn’t come as a total shock, but it is super weird that researchers have built cyborg …

Why I Hate Food TV

"Chopped," "Worst Cooks In America," "Top Chef," "Man vs. Food," "Hell's Kitchen": I hate all of these shows. I'm a food lover who loves cooking, but ask me to watch an episode of one of these staged food competitions and I will not only refuse, I will question your character. Ok -- I'm not …

Avocado Hummus With Toasted Coriander and Avocado Oil

Hummus has been a staple of the Middle Eastern diet for centuries, but it's not until the end of the 1900s that it made its mark in the United States. Today, just about every household in America consumes hummus, whether made at home or store-bought. Of course, it's no surprise that the famous dip …

T-Mobile CEO crashes AT&T's party, gets kicked out

T-Mobile CEO John Legere is known for his antics, especially when it comes to attacking his competitors. This time, Legere tried to crash AT&T's party -- but AT&T promptly kicked out its uninvited guest.<p>Each year, AT&T holds a developer conference and private concert in Las Vegas, at the same time …

Music sales decline for the first time since the iTunes Store opened

Digital music sales declined for the first time in 2013 since the iTunes Store opened a decade before, according to new data from Nielsen SoundScan. <i>Billboard</i> reports that sales of tracks declined 5.7 percent, to 1.34 billion units, while album sales fell 0.1 percent, to 117.6 million. The chief …

Google Play For Education Has Officially Launched, Lets Developers Easily Get Their Apps Into The Classroom

Back at Google I/O 2013, Google Play for Education was announced. This is more or less a curated app market inside of Google Play that offers apps …

The iPad mini is now the iPad

Sure, Apple introduced a thinner, lighter, faster iPad Air on Tuesday. But the updated iPad mini was the star of the show.<p>The new eight-inch iPad mini now matches the larger iPad Air in processor power, screen resolution and battery life. It runs all the same apps.<p>But the iPad mini has two things …

Iran Arrests Thousands Of Men For Claiming To Be A Fake Messiah

A website based in Qom, Iran's holiest city, deemed the men "deviants", "fortune-tellers" and "petty criminals", who were exploiting credulous Iranians for alms during the Persian new-year holiday, which fell in mid-March.<p>Many of the fake messiahs were picked up by security men in the courtyard to …

Obama’s full speech at the 2013 White House correspondents’ dinner - The Washington Post

1:43<p>Cursing, epithets and insults: Some of Duterte’s worst jabs<p>1:55<p>Celebrities share their epic sports fails ahead of MLB All-Star Softball Game<p>2:59<p>Trump's news conference with May, in 3 minutes<p>2:38<p>From ‘This Is Us’ to ‘Handmaid’s Tale,’ highlights from the 2018 Emmy nominations<p>1:50<p>Protesters clash …

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Apple's iMessage is the DEA's worst nightmare

If you don't want your text messages to be wire-tapped, you might consider getting yourself an iPhone.<p>Apple's seemingly innocuous iMessage app is giving the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency endless amounts of grief, because law enforcement is not able to trace and track text message conversations sent …

Britain's Iron Lady, Former Prime Minister Thatcher, Dies

Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher died Monday following a stroke. She was 87. Despite many accomplishments during her 11 years in office, she was a divisive figure, and there is still much bitterness surrounding the woman who was dubbed the Iron Lady.<p>Thatcher's long journey to …

International Pillow Fight Day in London's Trafalgar Square

Thousands of people battered each other until feathers flew in London's Trafalgar Square on Saturday for International Pillow Fight Day.<p>Thousands of people armed with fluffy pillows flocked to Trafalgar Square on Saturday to battle it out for International Pillow Fight Day.<p>Amateur footage shows …

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In Ritual, Pope Francis Washes The Feet Of Young Inmates, Women

During a Holy Thursday ritual, Pope Francis continued to break the traditions at the Vatican.<p>Pope Francis washed and kissed the feet of 12 young people at a youth prison. Among them were two women and two Muslims. The act was a break with tradition. As The Guardian reports, all modern popes have …

Pakistani girl shot by Taliban seals book deal

Malala Yousufzai will not go quietly.<p>The 15-year-old Pakistani student was shot in the head at point-blank range by Taliban gunman for taking a bold and public stance in support of girls' education. After a miraculous recovery, Yousufzai triumphantly returned to school in Britain last week. Now, …