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ISIS video shows execution of 25 men in ruins of Syria amphitheater

<b>Atlanta (CNN) —</b> A just-released video from ISIS shows militants executing 25 captives in the ruins of a Roman amphitheater in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra.<p>The graphic video begins with images of the Quran, followed by gruesome scenes showing what appears to be the aftermath of fighting, with …

Nationwide Crime Spike Has Law Enforcement Retooling Its Approach

Crime in America may be on the rise again. It's too early to talk about a national trend, but there have been troubling spikes in shootings and murders in big cities such as New York, Baltimore and Los Angeles.<p>Until recently, crime decreased steadily for two decades, and the national murder rate is …

Single Genetic change created the medieval plague, researchers find

<i>Yersinia pestis, the bacteria that caused Justinian’s Plague and the Black Death, was once only able to cause a mild gastrointestinal infection.</i> …

Blue-Eyed Boozehounds Can Now Blame Genetics, Study Says

Well, well, well. It seems that blue-eyed people — forever flaunting their sparkly, ocean-colored peepers — have finally gotten their comeuppance. At least that’s how I (of the common brown eyes) have decided to view the findings of a study suggesting a link between baby blues and …

Oldest Human DNA Reveals Mysterious Branch of Humanity

The oldest known human DNA found yet reveals human evolution was even more confusing than thought, researchers say.<p>The DNA, which dates back some …

Humanity

Why China won’t listen to Western scientists about genetically modifying the human embryo

Lindau, Germany<p>We’ve avoided a nightmare before, so surely we can do it again. That’s what scientists hope for with the technology that may soon allow the genetic modification of human embryos.<p>In March, a group of US scientists requested scientists around the world to not genetically modify human …

Genetics

Stars Find Their Way 'Back to the Future'

The tragically powerful story behind the lone German who refused to give Hitler the Nazi salute

August Landmesser, the lone German refusing to raise a stiff right arm amid Hitler's presence at a 1936 rally, had been a loyal Nazi.<p>Landmesser joined the Nazi Party in 1931 and began to work his way up the ranks of what would become the only legal political affiliation in the country.<p>After his …

The feds want to know if airlines are price-fixing airfares

Passengers are happy to complain about the price of airline tickets, but the Justice Department may be looking closer into the situation. The Associated Pressreports that the feds have asked airlines to hand over information as part of an antitrust investigation into whether the companies colluded …

Black Churches Are Burning Again in America

This week, there were fires in at least six predominantly African American churches. Arson at religious institutions has decreased significantly over the past two decades, but the symbolism remains haunting.<p><i>Updated on July 1, 11:50 a.m. ET</i><p>On Wednesday, July 1, a fire was reported at the Mount Zion …

Baptist Church

Forget Amazon Echo, ‘the creepy factor’ has put me off voice control completely

<i>This post appeared in a slightly different, shorter form as part of our weekly newsletter – sign up now to make sure you don’t miss out!</i><p>This week, Amazon announced that its Echo smart assistant is now available to buy without an invite in the US. But just as the Echo is hitting Amazon’s shelves, …