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The Islamic State One Year Later: Who's Winning the War?

Islamic State's Projection of Territory Under Its Control by 2020<p>June 29 marks the first anniversary of the proclamation of Islamic State (IS). It has been a busy year. After conquering an area covering over 80,000 square miles and including a population of approximately 10 million people, IS has …

Gay marriage declared legal across the US in historic supreme court ruling

With 5-4 ruling in Obergefell v Hodges, justices determine right to marriage equality is protected under constitution in decision hailed as ‘victory of love’<p>Same-sex marriages are now legal across the entirety of the United States after a historic supreme court ruling that declared attempts by …

LGBTQI

How ISIS’s ‘Attack America’ Plan Is Working

The terrorist group’s sophisticated social-media campaign is reaching its audience in the United States. What it does next has law enforcement …

How to Make an Amazing Buddha Bowl for Weight Loss

Buddha bowls, sometimes referred to as glory or hippie bowls, are hearty, filling dishes made of various greens, raw or roasted veggies, beans and a …

Healthy Eating

Russell Moore Still Thinks The Religious Right Will Win The Fight Over Gay Marriage

Russell Moore still thinks the religious right will win the battle against same-sex marriage. Oh, not at the Supreme Court later this month -- like nearly everyone else, Moore is almost positive the right will lose there. But the long game... that, he says, could be a different story.<p>Earlier this …

How Isis crippled al-Qaida

The inside story of the coup that has brought the world’s most feared terrorist network to the brink of collapse<p>On 5 February, Jordanian officials confirmed that the intellectual godfather of al-Qaida, Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi, had been released from prison. Though he is little known in the west, …

Middle East

21 Breathtaking Alberta Hikes To Do This Summer

Because our backyard is one of the most beautiful places in the world to explore.

Hiking

What Motivates Terrorists?

It’s an important question. But is it the best one to be asking?<p>One of the most frequently asked questions about terrorism is also the most intractable. Why? Why do they do it? Why do people join terrorist groups and participate in acts of terrorism?<p>There are as many answers to this question as …

23 Short Stories You'll Want To Read Over And Over Again

And again and again.

Books

9 Analyst Stock Picks Under $10 With Massive Upside Calls

With the bull market now six years old and with a Federal Reserve expected to finally begin raising interest rates in the months ahead, investors get …

Investing

Revealed: The world's cheapest stock markets 2015

We update our stock market map ... and find there are only three 'cheap' stock markets, down from seven a year ago<p><i>CLICK HERE FOR A LARGER VERSION OF THE GRAPHIC ABOVE</i><p>Cheap stock markets are becoming harder to find. A year on since <i>Telegraph Money</i> designed a stock market map to help readers identify …

High School Valedictorian Comes Out in Graduation Speech

<b>Correction appended, June 4</b><p>A Colorado valedictorian used her high school graduation speech as an opportunity to come out to her classmates—and she …

40 trips you should take before you turn 30

Your 20s are an ideal time to take on some adventure and travel to faraway places.<p>Chances are you'll end up having some wild experiences that you'll never forget.<p>From partying at the world's largest Carnival in Rio de Janeiro to paragliding in New Zealand, here are the trips you should take when …

How the West lost Putin: It didn’t have to be this way

It's a narrative that's growing in popularity in the West: Vladimir Putin as a 21st-century Adolf Hitler, an unhinged dictator bent on collecting lost Russian lands.<p>It was floated first on CNN last week, where former Georgian president Mikhail Saakashvili – who fought and lost a war with Russia six …

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