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Family Confirms U.S. Hostage Kayla Mueller Dead

<i>Updated at 4:19 p.m.</i><p>Kayla Mueller, the American woman taken hostage by the self-declared Islamic State, has died, her family and the White House said in separate statements.<p>As we reported Feb. 6, the Islamic State said Mueller, 26, died after Jordanian airstrikes against the militant group targeted …

National Security Council

13 Superstitions That Still Scare the Bejesus Out of Us

This week marks the arrival of the first Friday the 13th of 2015. For many of us, even the mention of this "unlucky day" brings a quiver of anxiety. We say it's hoo-hah, but a little voice in us whispers, "what if?..."<p>Superstitions retain surprising power today. Next time you're in a hotel, gaze at …

Ancient History

100 Paralyzed Children, Each a Mystery

Scientists thought a rare respiratory virus was what caused dozens of kids to lose feeling in their limbs last fall, but now the connection is less certain.<p>Since August, more than 100 children across the country have developed a condition best described in three words no parent ever wants to hear: …

Public Health

Moon objects found in astronaut Neil Armstrong's closet | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A treasure trove of objects that were supposed to have been left behind after the first moon landing have turned up in the closet of Neil Armstrong, the first man to step onto the lunar surface, the Smithsonian Institution has said.<p>Neil Armstrong in the lunar module after his …

Space Exploration

Texas Open-Carry Movement Turning to Terrorism

<i>Merriam Webster definition of "terrorism": The use of violent acts to frighten the people in an area as a way of trying to achieve a political goal.</i><p>I've been blogging here at The Huffington Post for quite some time about the threat of insurrectionism in the pro-gun movement. Typically, pro-gun …

Guns

Here's How To Find Cheap and Free eBooks

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College Basketball

The 10 most important things in the world right now

<b>1.</b> When it meets with eurozone partners on Wednesday, Greece's radical government will ask for a "bridge" agreement until a wider debt deal can be negotiated in September.<p><b>2.</b> A senior government official says the mysterious death of Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman is part of an attempted coup …

Europe

7 fascist regimes America enthusiastically supported

Republicans critical of Obama’s Cuba strategy ignore our long history of propping up Latin American dictatorships<p>President Barack Obama inspired a great deal of debate when, in December, he asserted that it was time for the United States to begin to normalize relations with Cuba and start loosening …

South America

Dominique Strauss-Kahn defiant as alleged pimping trial begins

Former IMF head denies charge of aiding and assisting the prostitution of seven women<p>Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former head of the International Monetary Fund, denied committing any crime as he took the stand in a trial in the northern French city of Lille, charged with aiding and assisting the …

Crime

Israeli film breaks ultra-Orthodox taboo on masturbation

Filmmaker Ori Gruder explores how ultra-Orthodox Judaism requires boys and men to go against their natural urges in the name of religion<p>It is a delicate subject which has been taboo since biblical times but now an Israeli documentary has broken new ground by exploring the ultra-Orthodox Jewish ban …

Israel

“Verbal rape”: Fox News guest loses it over Obama’s remarks on Islam and Christianity

Even Sean Hannity thinks Star Parker went too far<p>The conservative furor over President Obama's remarks at last week's National Prayer Breakfast hasn't abated, reaching a new pinnacle of absurdity and offensiveness on Fox News last night.<p>During a panel discussion on Sean Hannity's show, conservative …

Sean Hannity

6 of the Most Insanely Dangerous Cocktails Ever Created

Almost everything exciting or wonderful in life has a hint of danger. Cocktails are no exception.<p>Whether that danger comes from the peculiar punch of the green fairy or from an airborne arc of flaming Scotch, these exciting drinks will get your pulse and the party going.<p>More from …

Alcohol

Jurors In Lacey Spears Trial Shown Graphic Video Of Boy Suffering Before He Died Of Salt Poisoning

Jurors in the trial of a mother accused of killing her son with salt injections saw graphic video Monday that showed the boy retching and suffering just days before he died.<p>The footage was among 40 videos played by prosecutors in the trial of Lacey Spears, a "mommy blogger" who documented her son's …

Meet the people who have volunteered to die on Mars

Since the dawn of the Space Age, we have always selected our best and brightest, our most physically fit, and our most Tom-Hanks-like humans to be …