Jeremiah Gantz

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Michael Brown, senseless death and the weight of history

We live in a new era — a crisis of faith. Our mourning reminds us of the capacity to feel and desire to improve<p>How are we to make sense of senseless death anymore? There’s the horror of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown; Sandy Hook and Isla Vista; Syria, Iraq, Gaza and that whole extended …

10 Free Android Apps Everyone Should Download

Every time I get a new Android smartphone or tablet, I install certain apps right away, before I even really start to play with the device — apps I …

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Pentagon gives pink slips to thousands of soldiers, including active-duty officers

The Pentagon is laying off thousands of military officers, including those serving or who have recently served in Afghanistan.<p>Defense Department officials said the reductions are the result of mandatory spending cuts imposed by sequestration and are part of their larger plan to reduce the number of …

Has The End Of The Banana Arrived?

Researchers fear that a relentless and virulent fungus could cripple the world's banana monoculture<p>Two weeks ago, at a conference in South Africa, scientists met to discuss how to contain a deadly banana disease outbreak in nearby Mozambique, Africa. At fault was a fungus that continues its march …

FBI cyber expert is ex-discount furniture salesman

PITTSBURGH (AP) — J. Keith Mularski's world has expanded greatly since he stopped selling discount furniture to join the FBI in 1998. Especially since he transferred from Washington, D.C., in 2005 to fill a vacancy in the Pittsburgh field office's cyber squad — which he now heads.<p>Since then, …

DEA may be losing the war on marijuana politics

For narcotics agents, who often confront hostile situations, Capitol Hill has been a refuge where lawmakers stand ready to salute efforts in the nation's war on drugs.<p>Lately, however, the Drug Enforcement Administration has found itself under attack in<p>Congressas it holds its ground against …

Russia threatens Ukraine after shell crosses border

DONETSK Ukraine/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia threatened Ukraine on Sunday with “irreversible consequences” after a Russian man was killed by a shell fired across the border, while Kiev said Ukrainian warplanes struck again at separatist positions in the east of the country, inflicting big …

A Texas Man Had The Perfect Response When Obama Asked If He Was Gay

Daniel Webb, a comedian and sometime drag queen based in Austin, Texas, got a hearty laugh out of President Barack Obama with a joke about his sex life.<p>According to the Austin Chronicle, the exchange occurred after the president asked Webb if he was gay while visiting a restaurant Thursday. When …

Civil Rights