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U.S. Reopens Emmett Till Investigation, Almost 63 Years After His Murder

The federal government has quietly revived its investigation into the murder of Emmett Till, the 14-year-old African-American boy whose abduction and killing remains, almost 63 years later, among the starkest and most searing examples of racial violence in the South.<p>The Justice Department said that …

U.S. Department of Justice

Trump Pardons Oregon Ranchers Whose Case Inspired Wildlife Refuge Takeover

WASHINGTON — President Trump on Tuesday pardoned a pair of Oregon cattle ranchers who had been serving out five-year sentences for arson on federal land — punishments that inspired the armed occupation of a wildlife refuge in 2016 and brought widespread attention to anger over federal land …

Oregon

Israel closes main Gaza goods crossing in response to arson attacks

<b>Israel has shut the main cargo crossing with the Gaza Strip in retaliation for arson attacks by Palestinians and attempts to infiltrate its territory.</b><p>Only "humanitarian equipment", including food and medicine, will now be allowed through Kerem Shalom.<p>Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed …

Israel

Microsoft’s Surface Go tablet has a 10-inch screen and starts at $399

The smaller Surface has returned<p>Microsoft is getting back into the cheaper tablet game today with the new Surface Go, a smaller, less powerful take on the popular Surface Pro device. The Go features a 10-inch screen, integrated kickstand, Windows 10, and a similar design to the Surface Pro, and …

Gear & Gadgets

Self-Publishing Secrets Every Author Should Know

I stumbled across these while researching and testing. I haven’t seen them anywhere else, and they they are extremely practical ideas.<p>First, You Have …

Writing

Your iPhone or iPad probably indicates you’re well off

Researchers investigating differences between groups of Americans have an interesting observation: owning an iOS device is the <i>best</i> indicator that someone is in one of the top income brackets. Even better than using Grey Poupon.<p>They are trying to discover whether rich and poor, white and minority, …

University of Chicago

Someone Was Producing Tons of a Ozone-Destroying Chemical That Was Banned in 1987. Now We Know Who

A couple months back, scientists from around the world revealed a new mystery: somebody in East Asia was again producing banned chlorofluorocarbons …

Asia

The Maps of Israeli Settlements That Shocked Barack Obama

One afternoon in the spring of 2015, a senior State Department official named Frank Lowenstein paged through a government briefing book and noticed a map that he had never seen before. Lowenstein was the Obama Administration’s special envoy on Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, a position that …

Israel

Republicans Despise People Like Jesus: It's Time to Rescue Him (Homily for 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

- Advertisement -<p>SON OF GOD as seen by forensic archeologists<br>(Image by popularmechanics.com) Permission Details DMCA<p>Readings for 14th Sunday in …

Theology

Archaeologists uncover gate to biblical city of Zer

• ><br>• ><p>Archaeologist at biblical city of Zer. (photo credit: HANAN SHAFIR)<p>X<p>Dear Reader,<br>As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than …

Archaeology

Who Were The Phoenicians?

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Ancient History

Is the Coming Natural Gas Boom Good for the Climate? Depends Who You Ask

Natural gas production in the U.S. is about to experience another boom with production increasing 10% this year over 2017 and 60% in the next two …

Fossil Fuels

Call the medieval sex doctor

Love, sex, contraception, prostitution – relationships could be a minefield in the Middle Ages. Katherine Harvey turns medieval sex doctor, …

Tiny home resort opens in idyllic forest setting in Wisconsin

Tucked into over 100 acres of lush forestscape, a tiny home village is making a name for itself as the first large-scale tiny home vacation resort in …

Design

This cedar-clad tiny home radiates true southern charm

Although we’ve seen some seriously modern and sophisticated tiny homes over the years, it’s always nice to go back to the movement’s minimalist …

Why the M1911 Pistol Might Be the Best Gun of All Time (Even at over 100 Years Old)

For more than a hundred years, one weapon has travelled with American troops into almost every crisis<i>The guns were not just supplied to the U.S.</i> …

Why Experts Just Changed Their Forecasts About 2018 Hurricane Season Activity

In early spring, several forecast groups or organizations issue forecasts about activity in forthcoming Atlantic hurricane season. This year many of them hinted at a “slightly above” to “above” average season. June 1st is the official start of the Atlantic hurricane season though Subtropical storm …

Weather

Ancient Rome – 6 burning questions

They invented books, created the Julian calendar and developed a vast network of roads. But how much do you know about Ancient Rome – when was it …

Ancient History

Rust, White, and Blue - Our Rustic Gazebo Dressed Up for Summer!

Happy Memorial Day! May we never forget the sacrifice of so many for the freedom we have.<p>This morning I decided to get out and decorate the gazebo …

Chile's bishops resign en masse over sex abuse cover-up

VATICAN CITY (AP) — In the biggest shake-up yet in the Catholic Church's long-running sex abuse scandal, every active Chilean bishop offered to resign Friday over what Pope Francis said was their "grave negligence" in investigating abuse and protecting children.<p>The bishops announced at the end of …

Pope Francis

Everything I did wrong — Self-Publishing

Many first-time authors focus on publishing the way a pregnant woman focuses on birth. The soon-to-be mother thinks, “I’m going to have a baby!” not …

Best tips for authors to build an email list and grow their audience

Hello, lovely ALLi people and a huge, thank you for having me on to present to you guys today as part of this summit and going to be focusing today …

Study says big government, freebies linked to shallow religious beliefs

When people rely on the government to supply their needs – free health care, welfare, or public housing, for example – they are less likely to view God as their provider, a new study shows.<p>What is this study about?<p>The revelation comes from an article titled, “Religion as an Exchange System: The …

An A-10 pilot in Afghanistan told us how the Warthog 'scares the enemy into submission'

I recently had the chance to speak on the phone with a US Air Force A-10 pilot serving in Afghanistan, and he told me about how the Warthog's "presence alone scares the enemy into submission."<p>"Lot of times [when] we're overhead, they'll just put their guns down and go away because they know the …

This 13.3 inch e-reader costs $800 but doubles as a monitor

You can also draw and write on your documents<p>If you like your e-readers huge with a touchscreen and the ability to draw with a stylus, the new Onyx Boox Max 2 Professional is something designed for you. The device features a big 13.3-inch e-ink display (with a 2200 x 1650 resolution and 16-level …

eReaders

Voice of America on the Museum of the Bible

I honestly don’t remember describing myself as a “liberal evangelical Christian.” I’ve never described my religious identity this way. (I also don’t …

How the Whitney Plantation became a different kind of Confederate monument | NOLA.com

Whitney Plantation originally was called Habitation Haydel. The first European to settle there, in 1752, was Ambroise Heidel, a German who had …

The Navy made incredible photos to show present-day Pearl Harbor compared with the day of the attack

On December 7, 1941, the US naval fleet stationed at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, suffered a devastating attack from the air and sea.<p>The Japanese assault began around 8 a.m., resulting in the deaths of 2,403 Americans, numerous injuries, and the sinking of four battleships, and damage to many …

The Leonid Meteor Shower Is This Weekend. Here Are the Best Places to See It

The annual Leonid meteor shower will be crystal-clear to astronomy fans in many parts of the U.S. this weekend.<p>The Leonid shower happens each …

Astronomy

Historians Still Have a Lot to Learn About Adolf Hitler. Here’s Why

When I first embarked on my quest to unravel the enigma of how Hitler became <i>Hitler</i>, I desperately tried to find one particular missing piece of that …

History