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Convert or die: ISIS chief's former slave says he beat her, raped U.S. hostage

<b>(CNN) —</b> When ISIS came for Zeinat and her family, they ran, terrified, for the safety of the mountains. They had heard the horror stories and knew only too well what might happen to them if they stayed in their home.<p>But they were too late; stranded at the foot of Iraq's Mount Sinjar by the huge …

Human Rights

Teen Dads Pass Mutations to Their Kids

Here’s another reason to discourage teen sex: teenage fathers pass along six times as many genetic mutations to their kids as do teenage mothers.<p>Researchers who looked at the DNA of more than 24,000 parents and their children found that when the father was 20 or younger, the children had many more …

Genetics

Punishing Kids for Lying Only Makes Them Lie More

Do you punish your children when they’re caught in a lie? That’s what many parents do, but a new study from researchers at McGill University suggests …

The 13 coolest vampire films of all time

If you can’t make it to “A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night” this holiday, sink your teeth into these morbid classics<p>If you like your vampire movies cool, creepy and haunting, you can't do better than Ana Lily Amirpour's feature directorial debut "A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night," which finally …

Sandi Toksvig: Save the Children fired me for being a lesbian

Sandi Toksvig has revealed that Save the Children fired her from hosting their 75th anniversary celebrations in the 1990s because they did not want Princess Anne to meet a lesbian.<p>The comedian told listeners of her BBC 4 radio show The News Quiz that she had been an ambassador for the charity for …

When Does the First Amendment Protect Threats?

Many people don't know where courts draw the line on what constitutes free speech—or what they mean by a "true threat."<p>Not long ago, a dissatisfied reader emailed that he had enough guns to stop people like me. I emailed back to ask whether he was threatening me.<p>The reply: “I'm not stupid enough to …

Dog takes bullet, saves child after road rage attack

ATLANTA — They say all dogs go to heaven. That will be especially true for one German Shepherd here who helped save his family during a shooting.<p>Sadly, the dog was killed by a man who fired multiple gunshots into a Chevy Suburban loaded with children.<p>"They were fired upon and their family was …

Inside a Female Circumcision Ceremony in Kenya (PHOTOS)

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GOP Staffer Apologizes For Lecturing Obama Daughters To 'Show A Little Class'

A Republican staffer on Friday apologized for a Facebook post that criticized Malia and Sasha Obama's appearance at the annual White House turkey pardon ceremony, one of America's silliest holiday traditions.<p>Elizabeth Lauten, the communications director for Rep. Stephen Fincher (R-Tenn.), wrote …

The Funniest Tweets About Food Comas, Feasting And Thanksgiving Food

Thanksgiving is a time for family, feasting and food comas -- that's a fact. But it's also time for funny tweets. If you can't use Twitter as therapy for when your mom serves a blackened turkey, what is it really good for?<p>That's why we couldn't help but comb through some of our favorite celebs' …

5 Meditation Tips for People Who Can’t Focus

Meditation is more than just a stress buster. New research shows it can help boost creativity; another review found it could reduce symptoms of …

Westboro Baptist Church Gets Punked With Thanksgiving Avian Flu Turkey Prank

Aw, poor Westboro Baptist Church!<p>The vehemently anti-queer group, which infamously protests the funerals of American soldiers and the concerts of super stars like Cher because it believes those events promote pro-queer sentiment, found itself the butt of a Thanksgiving prank.<p>The National Report, a …

The Real Lives of Feral Cats

Two Baltimore-based photographers have been following the city's "community cats" with their cameras for over 5 years.<p>Of the estimated 50 million feral cats currently living in the United States, 185,000 are thought to reside in the City of Baltimore. Photographers Elizabeth and Jason Putsché have …

Amanda Bynes' bipolar diagnosis turns murky

Actress Amanda Bynes appeared to tweet Tuesday that she's been diagnosed as bipolar and is on medication, but it wasn't long before that admission became less clear.<p>Although the initial tweet about Bynes' presumed diagnosis was posted to her verified account early Tuesday, within hours, a separate …

This Man Lost 35 Relatives to Ebola and His Community Wants Him Gone

He lost his wife, his son, and his daughter in a Liberian Ebola ward—along with 31 other family members—and now even his neighbors have turned …

St Louis police officer kills 18-year-old, reviving Ferguson tensions

A St Louis city police officer shot and killed a young male suspect on Wednesday, authorities said, bringing new tension as protests continue over the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teenager in August.<p>The officer had attempted to stop the fleeing suspect, the St Louis Metropolitan Police …

Supreme Court Order Leaves Some Same-Sex Couples 'in the Dark'

The Supreme Court on Monday allowed gays and lesbians to wed in at least five more states, but advocates say their work isn't done because same-sex couples in some 20 states are still living under gay marriage bans that deny them many benefits.<p>The high court’s order applies to Utah, Oklahoma, …

LGBTQI

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Family that hosted Ebola patient confined to home

DALLAS (AP) — Four members of a family the U.S. Ebola patient was staying with were confined to their Texas home under armed guard Thursday as the …

Second Patient Monitored for Ebola in Texas

Health officials in Texas are monitoring a second patient for Ebola, as they investigate over a dozen individuals who were in contact with the first …

Pensioner contacts BBC after unwittingly growing cannabis

Patricia Hewitson from Exmouth, Devon, unwittingly grew a 5ft (1,5m) tall cannabis plant from a pack of bird seeds.<p>She contacted BBC Radio Devon's gardening programme The Potting Shed for help identifying the plant. Gardening expert Sarah Chesters was able to identify it from a photo.<p>After …

Cannabis

White tiger kills man who climbed over fence at New Delhi zoo

A man has been killed after he climbed a fence and jumped into the enclosure of a white tiger in New Delhi zoo.<p>Despite warnings, the man climbed over a knee-high fence, made his way through some small hedges and then jumped down 5.5 metres (18ft) into a protective moat, according to National …