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Brexit vote is about the supremacy of Parliament and nothing else: Why I am voting to leave the EU

With sadness and tortured by doubts, I will cast my vote as an ordinary citizen for withdrawal from the European Union.<p>Let there be no illusion about the trauma of Brexit. Anybody who claims that Britain can lightly disengage after 43 years enmeshed in EU affairs is a charlatan or a dreamer, or has …

Europe

The Pre-Terrorists Among Us

Is it possible to stop terrorism before it happens?<p>Philip K. Dick’s <i>The Minority Report</i> is a short story about a dystopian future in which there are “no major crimes,” but a mass of imprisoned “would-be criminals.” This is thanks to “Precrime,” a criminal-justice agency whose preventive efforts are …

Non-violence

Take a flight through the futuristic $1.8 billion stadium the Chargers and Raiders want to build in Los Angeles

The presentation was led by former 49ers executive Carmen Policy, and the teams are going all out in this endeavor, even getting Kiefer Sutherland to narrate the video.<p>Below are some of the highlights of this stadium, which is unlike anything we have ever seen. The video was provided by …

What is it like to have never felt an emotion?

Some people seem to lack the capacity to feel joy, sorrow or love. David Robson discovers the challenges and surprising advantages of “alexithymia”.<p>Caleb is telling me about the birth of his son, now eight months old. “You know you hear parents say that the first time they looked at their kid, they …

The Resurrection of America's Slums

After falling in the 1990s, the number of poor people living in high-poverty areas has been growing fast.<p>Half a century after President Lyndon B. Johnson declared a war on poverty, the number of Americans living in slums is rising at an extraordinary pace.<p>The number of people living in high-poverty …

Income Inequality

The Tipping Point

New York City is known for being the birthplace of the world’s greatest point guards. So why are there so few of these playmakers in the NBA today? …

Airline Celebrates O'Hare Launch With $29 Airfare

To celebrate the launch of its domestic service from Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, Frontier Airlines is offering discounted tickets for one …

Flying

5 ways America changed God

Opinion by <b>Matthew Paul Turner</b>, special to CNN<p><b>(CNN) –</b> The majority of America’s churches teach that God is the same yesterday, today and forever. But considering our country’s near-400-year history, can we honestly say that our concepts and perceptions about God haven’t evolved?<p>Is our contemporary …

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College Football

Preseason Week 3 Flames/Lames: Muscle up, Martin back in RB1 discussion

<i>There's a large contingent of football fans that staunchly believe preseason games are completely inconsequential. To these naysayers, they're</i> …

2014 Fantasy Football Draft Guide

2014 Fantasy Football Draft Guide: Eric Mack's Ultimate Blueprint<p>Somewhere Over the Dwayne Bowe (h/t to my Fantasy FatCast co-host David Gonos of About.com for that team-name gem), you are officially on the clock.<p>"Uh, (panic) um, (lost bodily functions), I'll pick..."<p>It doesn't have to be so …

Official Tickets and Your Source for Live Entertainment

Jul<p>26<p>Thu<p>featuring Annie LeBlanc, Jet Jurgensmeyer, Caroline Grace, Macy Martin, Sage Charmaine… and a surprise special guest!<p>Rams Head Live!, …

From the End of His Rope to Front of Rotation, Scott Kazmir Earning Straight A's

And now, a comeback story with buzz:<p>Two summers ago, pitching for the independent league Sugar Land (Texas) Skeeters, Scott Kazmir’s pitching career was so far lost in the woods that he needed a case of Off! mosquito repellent more than a postgame ice bag.<p>Last week, without any club officials …

Ten upcoming PS4 exclusive games to look out for

Now the pomp of E3 is over and the new games for 2014/2015 are out in the open we reflect on 10 PS4 games to keep an eye on.<p>Exclusive is a word …

This Weekend In 1984 Was An Incredible One For Movies

1984 was a great year for movies in general, but this weekend thirty years ago was especially noteworthy.<p>The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man's facts check …

Taliban Commanders Say They Found Bergdahl Cursing His Countrymen

The Taliban found Pfc. Bowe Bergdahl walking alone, acting abnormally and cursing his countrymen before they captured him in Afghanistan in 2009, two men who were Taliban commanders at the time told NBC News on Thursday.<p>They said that Afghan locals first informed fighters about the soldier, and …

The Leg Workout That Will Turn Your Lower Body to Jelly—in 15 Minutes!

Hit your legs from all angles with this quick, grueling circuit<p>Working your lower body is tough. The movements that train your quads, glutes, and hamstrings—like squats and lunges—require a ton of effort and a lot of willpower. No wonder leg day gets a bum rap.<p>But you don't have to spend 45 minutes …

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

The Mystery of Why Portugal Is So Doomed

Did relying too heavily on mom-and-pop businesses hobble one of Europe's most imperiled countries? It's possible.<p>(Reuters)<p>Every unhappy family might be unhappy in its own way, but the same isn't quite true of every unhappy euro country. The common currency's troubled economies all relied on foreign …

Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Get a tight stomach in just six weeks without doing a single crunch. This may be the easiest workout we've ever printed<p>Get ready to whip off your cover-up: This workout, created exclusively for <i>Women's Health</i> by Rachel Cosgrove, C.S.C.S., owner of Results Fitness in Newhall, California, combines …

The All-New Pushup Circuit That Builds Strong, Massive Shoulders

A great set can make your waist look slimmer, your arms look bigger, and your back look broader. Here's the circuit that will help you build bolder shoulders<p>When it comes to shoulders, the bolder, the better. One of the best ways to build a massive set: Pushups. But we're not talking about pounding …

The open source revolution is coming and it will conquer the 1% - ex CIA spy | Nafeez Ahmed

The man who trained more than 66 countries in open source methods calls for re-invention of intelligence to re-engineer Earth<p>Robert David Steele, former Marine, CIA case officer, and US co-founder of the US Marine Corps intelligence activity, is a man on a mission. But it's a mission that frightens …

The Untold and Deeply Stoned Story of the First U.S. Rock Festival

<i>On June 10th and 11th, 1967 — one week before the Monterey Pop Festival and two years before Woodstock — tens of thousands of Bay Area music fans</i> …

How much do you need to be happy?

Most people know in their heart of hearts that making gobs of money can't guarantee true happiness.<p>Then again, most would acknowledge that you need to have at least a minimum income for a shot at well-being - if only so you don't have to scrounge for every meal.<p>In between gobs and a bare minimum, …

Rick Perry says being gay is like being an alcoholic

<b>Rick Perry (NBC News)</b><p>The governor of Texas and possible 2016 candidate hasn’t made up his mind about “conversion” therapy, either<p>Elias Isquith<p>June 12, 2014 1:48pm (UTC)<p>Speaking to the Commonwealth Club of California while promoting Texas business in the Golden State, Gov. Rick Perry answered a …

Bad move? Retirement savers flock to cash - Encore - MarketWatch

By Anne Tergesen<p>Investors are flocking to cash – and that’s not good news for their retirement nest eggs.<p>Twitter<p>Great when found; less so when …

America's middle class: Poorer than you think

Rich Americans. That's our global reputation.<p>The numbers seem to back it up. Americans' average wealth tops $301,000 per adult, enough to rank us fourth on the latest Credit Suisse Global Wealth report.<p>But that figure doesn't tell you how the middle class American is doing.<p>Americans' median wealth …

Should being fat be a disability?

An overweight childminder in Denmark is calling for employers across Europe to treat obesity as a disability.<p>Karsten Kaltoft brought a discrimination case against his bosses at a council after they sacked him for being unable to carry out his role.<p>The council cited an incident where Mr Kaltoft …