Valerie Robinson

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Shamsi Ali: The rise and fall of a New York imam

<b>An imam once regarded as one of New York's leading religious figures had a sudden fall from grace. So what does the story of one man's attempt to adapt Islam to modern America tell us, asks Sune Engel Rasmussen.</b><p>Before the controversy that cut him down, Shamsi Ali was the leading figure of moderate …

Absurd Creature of the Week: Elusive Goblin Shark Has World’s Most Terrifying Jaws

Author: Matt Simon. Matt Simon Science<p>Date of Publication: 10.18.13.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>In the movie <i>Labyrinth</i>, David Bowie stars as …

Austin Firefighters Save Dog From Floodwaters Because They 'Don't Just Rescue Two-Legged Victims'

The Austin Fire Department has been battling widespread flooding after a fall storm dumped up to 15 inches of rain over parts of central Texas. Crews have been assisting with flood relief efforts as entire neighborhoods were evacuated to avoid rapidly rising rivers.<p>This touching photo, taken by …

Breaking Bad: America Has Used Walter White Logic Since 9/11

The earliest moral compromises made to fight terrorism spiraled out of control, doing grave harm at home and abroad.<p>In <i>Breaking Bad</i>, Walter White starts off as the most sympathetic of all possible meth cooks. A brilliant chemist, he is stuck teaching bored students at an Albuquerque high school. He …

A New White Person Complaint Every Day!

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