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US: Rifle-toting worshippers renew wedding vows at Pennsylvania church

Hundreds of US couples packing AR-15 rifles have had their marriages and weapons blessed at an unusual church ceremony. Children from a nearby …

Sean Hannity Posts Bizarre Right-Wing Painting, It Becomes Instant Meme

Hannity solicited a response from the “Left” to a painting of Donald Trump clutching a torn American flag inside a football stadium, and boy did he …

‘Time traveller from the future’ says Trump will be re-elected

A man claiming to be from the year 2030 has passed a lie detector test after sharing a number of predictions for the future.<p>The self-declared time …

17 WTF Items From Donald Trump's Budget

He gave the rich a tax cut – and now the president's budget takes aim at the poor<p>Donald Trump has unveiled his budget for next year – a document no …

Mitch McConnell

Ex-American Nazi Party leader runs unopposed for Republican congressional primary in Illinois

A known Holocaust denier and former Nazi leader is the only Republican running for the GOP nomination for Illinois’ 3rd Congressional District.<p>The</i> …

Legalizing ‘Dreamers’ Would Cost Taxpayers $26 Billion (That's Billion With A 'B')

With a 2012 executive order bypassing Congress, former president Barack Obama decided to give amnesty to as many as 2 million "Dreamers" who live in …

Immigration

A bizarre effort to find UFOs involved Harry Reid and the lead singer of Blink-182

A pair of reports from the New York Times and Politico detail a $22 million under-the-radar Pentagon initiative to investigate UFO sightings.<p>Harry Reid, the Defense Department, a hotel billionaire, and Blink-182’s lead singer are all tied together in a long and complex effort to investigate UFOs — …

Paranormal

Golden eagle migration out of sync with climate change

<b>Golden eagles in North America may have the timing of their migration shifted out of step with a seasonal boom in food they need to raise their young, according to scientists.</b><p>A project to track the impact of climate change on migrating animals has revealed that adult golden eagles are unable to …

Birds

How Trump’s reckless climate policy invites a judicial backlash

The worst way to do policy is through the courts. But that could be where we’re headed.<p>Along with his fellow climate-denial zealots in the Trump administration, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt appears hell-bent on rolling back virtually every limit on greenhouse gas emissions he can get his hands on.<p>…

Climate

A private letter from Darwin detailing his doubts about God just sold at auction for $125,000 — here's what he wrote

When Darwin published "On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection" in 1859, many people saw the book as an attack on religion. How could the world have been created in seven days if the evolution of living creatures on Earth took place over hundreds of thousands of years, as Darwin …

Nobel Prize

Kansas's ravaged economy a cautionary tale as Trump plans huge tax cuts for rich

Kansas slashed taxes at the top to try to spur growth – but the plan crippled the state’s finances and proved disastrous for its Republican governor<p>Is Donald Trump about to turn America into Kansas? It’s a question some worried people who live in the state are asking as the Republican party pushes …

Income Tax

'Holy crap': Experts find tax plan riddled with glitches

Some of the provisions could be easily gamed, tax lawyers say.<p>Republicans’ tax-rewrite plans are riddled with bugs, loopholes and other potential problems that could plague lawmakers long after their legislation is signed into law.<p>Some of the provisions could be easily gamed, tax lawyers say. Their …

Finance

Did Religions Arise From Our Misunderstanding of Human Consciousness?

Humans have been claiming to hear the voice of God for eons, but one psychologist's controversial theory disputes whether we ever heard it at all. …

Poetry

A Piece of History Is Found in the Rear End of a Jesus Statue

Historians in Spain discovered that an old Jesus statue, particularly its rear end, was full of surprises.<p>A restoration company called Da Vinci …

Navy’s second stealthy destroyer heads out to sea for initial trials

BATH, Maine (AP) — The second in the U.S. Navy stealthy Zumwalt class of destroyers headed out to sea for the first time on Monday, departing from …

Roy Moore's Accuser Shares Scrapbook as Proof of Their Relationship Despite His Denials

One of the women who previously told <i>The Washington Post</i> that she dated Roy Moore when she was 17 and he was 34 has shared new evidence of their …

The Texas Prison System Has Some Confusing Logic On What Books Inmates Can Read

The Texas prison system has a head-scratching list of banned — and permitted — reading material for its 150,000 inmates that bars Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel <i>The Color Purple,</i> but allows books extolling principles of the Ku Klux Klan.<p>A collection of Shakespeare’s sonnets (because it …

William Shakespeare

Check your cable or Internet bill: After the first year discounts, it's time to bargain

Expiration dates aren’t just for leftovers: Your Internet and TV bills probably include one, too, and you’re going to want to put it on your calendar.<p>That’s the date when whatever discounts you got for signing up with a service go away—leaving you paying a much higher rate unless you call to …

Personal Finance

Group Uses Marriage Counseling Methods To Help Bridge Political Divide

In the rough-hewn parlor of a creaky, 19th-century farmhouse in Brentwood, 13 people are sitting in a pair of concentric circles.<p>Six "reds" — or conservatives — are in the middle.<p>Around them on the outside, sit seven "blues" — or liberals.<p>"Don't look at them. Don't talk to them. We'll just talk …

Marriage Counseling

The real reason American health care is so expensive

Hint: single-payer won’t automatically fix it.<p>We hear it all the time: Americans pay more for health care than other developed countries. Way more. Health care spending accounts for 16 percent of the economy in the US, while the OECD average is 8.9 percent.<p>What we don’t talk about as much is why. …

Health Care

Strong Evidence that U.S. Special Operations Forces Massacred Civilians in Somalia

An investigation by The Daily Beast on the ground in Somalia appears to confirm that American soldiers were involved directly in the deaths of 10 …

The Trump-Russia scandal: a visual guide - Vox

Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, pleaded guilty to one count of lying to the FBI. It's the biggest development yet in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia to win the 2016 presidential …

Donald Trump

10 Stunning Ancient Cities You’ve Probably Never Heard About Before

When you discuss ‘ancient cities’ with someone, the first ancient settlements to come up are probably ‘Teotihuacan,’ ‘Machu Picchu,’ ‘Tiahuanaco’ and …

Australia facing climate disaster on its doorstep, government's white paper warns

Foreign policy paper says climate-related conflict and migration could put Australia’s economic interests under pressure<p>Climate change is creating a disaster on Australia’s doorstep, with environmental degradation and the demand for sustainable sources of food undermining stability in some …

Geopolitics

This Man Is Launching Himself in a Homemade Rocket to Prove Earth Is Flat

What could possibly go wrong?<p>Seeking to prove that a conspiracy of astronauts fabricated the shape of Earth, a California man intends to launch …

Raising Doubts About Evolution…In Science Class

In many states, there’s a battle underway between those trying to get creationism into science curriculums and those who want to keep it out.<p>That’s the subject of the newest Retro Report, which looks at one Louisiana law from 2008, which was supposedly meant to encourage “critical thinking” in …

Science

The gun numbers: just 3% of American adults own a collective 133m firearms

Facts show owning more than 40 guns is actually fairly common in the United States, and violence falls most heavily on the country’s poorest neighborhoods<p>You’ve heard the statistics before: Americans have more guns per head than any nation on earth – along with gun violence rates that are …

Guns

Behold the wonders of Rep. Louie Gohmert’s conspiracy chart

This was actually held up in a congressional hearing.<p>Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) has a reputation as one of the more colorful members of Congress. But he outdid himself Tuesday afternoon, putting together an essentially incoherent chart connecting various conspiracy theories about the Obama …

Hillary Clinton

What you need to know about Clinton and the Uranium One deal

Sessions has raised the possibility of the DOJ probing the matter, as Trump has publicly called for.<p>Attorney General Jeff Sessions this week raised the possibility that a special counsel may be appointed to investigate potential wrongdoing by the Clinton Foundation, specifically suggestions that a …

Donald Trump

Here's what Earth might look like in 100 years — if we're lucky

America Recycles Day is on Wednesday, and the green holiday exists for good reason: Recycling helps keep rubbish off the roads, reduces the need for Earth-scarring metal-mining operations, and fuels industry jobs.<p>The practice also keeps planet-warming carbon dioxide out of the air. Every ton of …

Climate Change