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Soviet officer who averted nuclear war with US dies, 77

Stanislav Petrov, a former Soviet military officer dubbed "the man who saved the world," has died. His split-second decision in 1983 averted …

War

Camping last week with these kiddos 🌞

A new coalition for Christian orthodoxy - CNA Columns: Deacon Keith Fournier

There is a fierce struggle for Christian orthodoxy in the Catholic Church. It could have dire consequences for all Christians. It should prompt a …

Theology

Try "Strong" trainer Leyon Azubuike's seven-step, at-home boxing workout (when you don’t have time to hit the gym)

Is it just us, or is the boxing workout craze hitting a record high? A sport that once seemed to be reserved only for the Alis and Pacquiaos of the …

Combat Course: Lessons from the Cage #1

<b>An introduction</b><p>There are five individual sports/martial arts which comprise Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). I tell my students that the first four are: …

Christian missionaries in Aleppo crucified and beheaded

“At several steps on their path to death by beheading and crucifixion last month, 11 indigenous Christian workers near Aleppo, Syria had the option …

Islamic State: Iraq launches operation to capture Mosul from terrorists

The Islamic State (IS) group is about to lose control of its most prized possession, the ancient city of Mosul, where leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi …

Apocalypse? No. Syrian rebels seize Dabiq, Islamic State's 'doomsday' town

"The Daesh myth of their great battle in Dabiq is finished," he told Reuters, using a pejorative name for Islamic State.<p>Turkish President Tayyip …

Middle East

Debunking the Western Media’s Coverage of the War on Syria | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

<i>The most prestigious newspaper in Peru is no more than another mouthpiece for power. But this shouldn´t surprise anyone familiar with mainstream</i> …

19 Beautiful Bookstores You Need To Visit In America

Bookshop road trip, anyone?

Scholars reaffirm Catholic teaching against artificial birth control

John Grabowski, Catholic University associate professor of moral theology and ethics, discusses a scholars’ statement reaffirming Blessed Paul VI’s …

Theology

World Peace Day: 17 inspirational quotes about peace

<i>Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September.</i><p><i>The day was established in 1981 by the United Nations General Assembly and in 2001, the General Assembly voted to designate the day as a period of non-violence and ceasefire.</i><p><i>To mark the day, here's 17 famous</i> …

Mike Tyson: Life after boxing, parenting | Longform - SI.com

Mike Tyson wears New Balance shoes. The blazingly white kind, accessorized with white socks and jeans. The man who famously went to work wearing only …

Assisted Suicide Isn't Viewed the Same in Every Country

In Belgium, someone legally ending their own life is an everyday occurrence.<p>In fact, it usually happens more than once a day.<p>That's because the northern European nation has the most liberal euthanasia laws in the world.<p>Since 2002, competent adults and emancipated minors there have been able to end …

Would church leaders support a populist vote on euthanasia or abortion? | Kristina Keneally

Many church leaders have been enthusiastic supporters of the marriage equality plebiscite but they should examine the implications of their position<p>When it comes to the same-sex marriage plebiscite the Christian churches are making a mistake of biblical proportions.<p>Before the 2 July election many …

NGO assessment concludes U.N. convoy was 'deliberately' bombed in Syria

The Syrian government had seen and approved of the route the U.N. humanitarian aid convoy was going to take before Monday's fatal bombing, leading to …

Putin succeeded in Syria because he acted ruthlessly

The thrust of Jackson Diehl’s Sept. 19 op-ed, “Putin’s lesson for Obama in Syria,” was that Russian President Vladi­mir Putin’s intervention in Syria has been successful in that he has accomplished his goals without becoming trapped in the quagmire President Obama predicted.<p>But Mr. Putin has been …

Ted Cruz battered by Texas Republicans for his silence on Trump

In the long view of history, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz’s refusal to endorse Donald Trump for president might look honorable and maybe even politically savvy.<p>…

85 Years Ago Today: J. R. R. Tolkien Convinces C. S. Lewis That Christ Is the True Myth

On an early Sunday morning, September 20, 1931, three 30-something English professors took a stroll together on Addison’s Walk in the grounds of …

HuffPost Complains 'Bridget Jones's Baby' Doesn't Have Abortion Talk

Kate Scanlon at TheBlaze pointed out The Huffington Post is complaining there's a problem with the new comedy <i>Bridget Jones's Baby</i> -- she never talks …

The Hottest Boxing Storylines for the Week of September 18

Canelo Alvarez added a fourth world championship to his trophy case in an entertaining but mostly one-sided knockout win over previously unbeaten Brit Liam Smith on Saturday night in front of 50,000-plus fans at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.<p>We've beaten to death the subject of why this wasn't …

Syrian army regains areas lost to IS after US-led airstrike

Russia says ceasefire at risk after US bombing of Syrian troops

Moscow’s decision to call a UN security council meeting to discuss US-led strikes that killed Syrian soldiers was ‘cynical’, US ambassador says<p>Russia has warned there is a “very big question mark” over a precarious ceasefire in Syria less than a week old after the US bombing of Syrian army …

Middle East

UFC Fight Night 94 Had One Of The Fastest And Most Gnarly Submission Victories Ever

Chas Skelly and Maximo Blanco started out the fight trading flying kicks in the middle of the Octagon, and then just seconds later, it was over. Skelly had his arm raised and his name entered into the history books. Kelly now has the fastest submission in UFC and WEC featherweight history clocked, …

Ronda Rousey

Hall blasts Bisping: ‘I’ve kicked his ass in training before’

Reigning middleweight champion Michael Bisping has drawn the ire of many fighters, due to his brash demeanor. One of them being number nine-ranked …

MMA & UFC

Sandra Oh: ‘I’ve Never Had a Relationship With Big Hollywood’

It’s hard to believe that “Grey’s Anatomy” alum Sandra Oh has never starred in a big-budget Hollywood film.<p>“Honestly, I’ve never had a relationship …

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Americans Need Leaders Who Ignore Social Justice And Simply Govern

<i>I wish everyone would just calm down a little. When I say “everyone,” I mean the press and the TV crews and all my colleagues and all the people who</i> …

Declassified FBI report: Foreign policy, not religion, sparked rise of terrorism in US

A newly-released 2011 FBI Intelligence Assessment shows the 11 percent uptick in terror plots against the US from 2006 was led by US persons, not …

A Warrior's Workout