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Islamic State doesn't destroy all antiquities -- it saves some to sell on the black market

The war against antiquities being waged by<p>Islamic Statemilitants is part of a codified, systematic campaign of cultural annihilation, experts say, that reached a new apex with the demolition of a 1st century temple in Syria.<p>The Sunni Muslim extremists' appetite for destruction of priceless …

Islam

Rwandan UN peacekeeper kills four colleagues in CAR

A Rwandan UN peacekeeper in the Central African Republic has shot dead four of his colleagues and wounded eight others at their base before being gunned down himself, military sources have said.<p>The UN said it was opening an investigation into the killings which it called the worst such incident to …

Campus officer pleads not guilty in traffic stop shooting

CINCINNATI (AP) — A University of Cincinnati police officer who fatally shot a motorist during a traffic stop pleaded not guilty Thursday to a charge …

Crime

Any NBA Draftee Not Wearing Maroon Looked Like a Real Jerk, Is Probably Bad at Sports

The 2015 NBA draft, during which basketball teams all across America sign promising young talent, went down tonight. For those interested in sports, this is exciting. For everyone else, it's a moment to observe the players who peacocked the hardest.<p>Our friends at SBNation informed us that "only the …

60+ Incredible Tiny Houses You'll Hardly Believe Are Real

Be warned: This list might inspire you sell your home and downsize immediately.<p>Tiny homes aren't just about looking cute — they're part of a growing movement that promotes sustainable living. Many designers have figured out innovative ways to make these small homes amazingly well-equipped and, …

How Worried Should We Be About Lassa Fever?

An unidentified New Jersey man died after returning home from West Africa, where he had contracted Lassa fever, a virus that has symptoms similar to those of Ebola. Federal health officials are treating the case with caution because the virus, which commonly is spread by rodents, can occasionally …

Disease

Diet Swap Shows How Junk Food Might Give You Cancer

Just a two-week diet swap shows just how bad a Western diet of junk food is for us.<p>Americans who ate a traditional South African menu for two weeks showed big changes in their digestive system. And, frighteningly, South Africans who ate the foods usually eaten by a group of African-Americans from …

Holistic Medicine

Hawaii Set to Become First State to Raise Smoking Age to 21

Hawaii is set to become the first state to pass a law banning the sale, use and possession of cigarettes and e-cigarettes to people under the age of …

Pinterest Adds Tools For Marketers To Post Better Pins

Pinterest today said that it would launch what it’s calling its Marketing Developer Program, in which a set of partners will get access to new tools that allow them to better deliver more engaging content on Pinterest.<p>The tools consist of things like pin scheduling and optimization in the form of …