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Supermoon

Rick Montanez on Twitter: "NEW: @Target agrees to pay $3.3M in local price scanner lawsuit, w/o admitting wrongdoing. Case alleges Target overcharged customers @ABC30"

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Gun rights groups await judge's ruling on California's 'microstamping' law

California's gun laws are among the nation's strictest, but a looming decision in a federal lawsuit could effectively ban handguns altogether in the Golden State, according to plaintiffs who want a judge to toss out a state law requiring all new handguns to be equipped with technology that "stamps" …

Lessons From Recovery

In my many years as a substance abuse provider, I have had my share of both good and bad experiences. With the bad, I have seen too many people fall short and return to their destructive lives. However, I consider myself very fortunate to have experienced that even during those bad times, the …

Happiness
Cairo

Ancient Egyptian sculpture of cat destined for skip set to sell for £50k at auction

Black cat spotted as auctioneers carry out house clearance goes under hammer as it is confirmed as ancient relic that could have been owned by Howard Carter<p>A sculpture of a cat nearly thrown into a skip could sell for £50,000 after it was revealed to be an Ancient Egyptian relic that might have …

US accuses Israel of inaccurate leaks on Iran nuclear talks

Israel is leaking inaccurate information and misrepresenting the US position, White House says<p>The <b>United States</b> accused <b>Israel</b> of leaking inaccurate information about <b>nuclear negotiations with Iran</b>, intensifying tensions over the issue before Benjamin Netanyahu's contentious March visit to</b> …

South Asia

Pinterest is experimenting with MemSQL for real-time data analytics

Image copyright MKHMarketing/Flickr.Pinterest shed more light on how the social scrapbook and visual discovery service analyzes data in real time, it …

Big Data

This is what happens to your brain when you give up sugar

Anyone who knows me also knows that I have a huge sweet tooth. I always have. My friend and fellow graduate student Andrew is equally afflicted, and …

the last minute - Tel-Aviv beach

Egyptian court rules Hamas armed wing a terror group

CAIRO, Egypt — An Egyptian court on Saturday ruled that Hamas’s armed wing, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, was a terror organization, in a move …

Hamas denies involvement in Sinai attacks

A spokesman for Hamas has denied any involvement in the recent attacks in the Sinai Peninsula. Salah Al-Bardawil condemned the accusations made by …

“A corrupt, repressive police state”: The west’s deplorable love affair with Egypt’s despot

This man is an authoritarian presiding over prison camps and state violence. So why is he the toast of Davos?<p>Debates in Washington and London about the desirability and compatibility of democracy in the Arab world were shushed in the spring of 2011 by the Egyptian people themselves. The courage and …

Political Science
Muslim Brotherhood

Bombs Defused at Cairo Airport as Egypt Attacks Kill One

An explosion killed a man in Egypt's second-largest city on Tuesday, hours after bombs were found in Cairo's international airport and a blast in the capital, police and security sources said. The rash of violence has put Egypt on edge, part of an uptick in attacks protesting the ouster of the …

Extremism

An entire city is going to be wiped off the map

Rafah is located in the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt’s northeast, straddling the border with the Gaza strip. It is home to thousands of families, all of …

Muslim Brotherhood

Egypt-Jordan Gas Pipeline Blown Up (Again)

Egypt’s gas pipeline in the Sinai which delivers gas to Jordan (and used to deliver gas to Israel) was blown up again, for the 28th time.<p>It is …

Iran nuke deal could isolate Israel

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Obama<p>WASHINGTON – Amid an election campaign, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faces …

Obama's Latest Anti-Israel Sabotage is Contemptible

Obama’s Latest Anti-Israel Sabotage is Contemptible<p>by Mathew D. Staver on 2 February, 2015<p>President Barack Obama is using the power of the presidency …

Israel

8 women killed, over 20 others injured in major road accident in south Israel

Eight women were killed and over 20 people injured in a major road accident in southern Israel on Tuesday afternoon.<p>The accident took place when a …

Israel

Right attacks RNC over Israel trip

GOP officials ignored a warning not to take a trip funded by groups tied to ‘bigoted’ rhetoric.<p>A week before Republican National Committee members were set to depart Saturday on a trip to Israel sponsored by a pair of evangelical groups active in right-wing politics, officials at the …

Religion

Hezbollah faces hard choices between fighting Israel, Sunnis

BEIRUT (AP) — Hezbollah's ambitions are spreading far beyond its Lebanon home as the militant Shiite movement appears increasingly bent on taking on Sunni foes across the Middle East. It has sent thousands of its fighters into Syria and senior military advisers to Iraq, helped Shiite rebels rise to …

Middle East

Bertrand Russell on Immortality, Why Religion Exists, and What “The Good Life” Really Means

“There are forces making for happiness, and forces making for misery. We do not know which will prevail, but to act wisely we must be aware of both.”<p><b>Bertrand Russell</b> (May 18, 1872–February 2, 1970) is one of humanity’s most grounding yet elevating thinkers, his writing at once lucid and luminous. …

Bertrand Russell

Obama's New Healthcare Proposal: A Precise Vision Or A Political Football

When President Obama unveiled his Precision Medicine Initiative, he declared a two-fold challenge. The first was a challenge to advance healthcare technology. The second was directed at his critics to support or work with him on addressing one of the most significant budgets in recent memory. …

Crowdsourcing