Ben Allen

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Stephen Colbert departs, and his Nation mourns

Watching the first episode of "The Colbert Report," I remember thinking, He cannot possibly sustain this.<p>Mine wasn't the early-days concern I have heard expressed most often as Stephen Colbert prepares to deliver his final "Colbert Report" Thursday: that no matter how large his talent, how good his …

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Supercell tornado in Nebraska: GIF

“Supercell tornado at West Point Nebraska.” via Reddit.

Islamic State leader issues order for group to start its own currency

The leader of the Islamic State group has ordered the organization to start minting gold, silver and copper coins for its own currency: the Islamic dinar.<p>A website affiliated with the group posted the order late Thursday, saying IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi instructed his followers to mint the …

US DoJ Planes Allegedly Mimicked Cell Towers To Grab Data

The US Department of Justice is reportedly using aircraft deployed with specialised electronic equipment to mimic cellphone towers and scoop up phone location and other data from users on the ground.<p>The allegations, first reported by the Wall Street Journal, suggest that the US Marshals Service, …

70 ISIS bodies dropped off at hospital

<b>(CNN) —</b> ISIS has apparently taken a heavy hit over the past several days. The bodies of at least 70 fighters for the terror group have been dropped off over four days at a hospital in the Syrian town of Tal Abyad, a Syrian opposition group told CNN. Tal Abyad is on the Turkish border and about 80 …