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6 brothers arrested for molesting North Carolina girl over decade

Six brothers remain in a North Carolina jail after being arrested for allegedly molesting a young girl for nearly a decade.<p><b>The Virginian-Pilot reports</b> that the men — 27-year-old Eric Jackson and his five brothers, Jon, 25; Matthew, 23; Nathaniel, 21; Benjamin, 19; and Aaron, 18 — were arrested last …

Ohio dad can't have more kids until he pays off child support, court says

An Ohio appeals court has upheld a judge's order that a deadbeat father can't have more kids until he pays his back child support.<p>The decision this week by the 9th District Court of Appeals didn't provide an opinion about whether the judge's order was appropriate. Instead the appeals court said it …

Florida military mom convicted of first-degree murder for killing 2 teens

A former Florida Army officer's wife has been convicted of first-degree murder in the shooting deaths of her teenagers, with jurors rejecting her insanity plea.<p>Jurors on Thursday found 53-year-old Julie Schenecker guilty of killing both her 13-year-old son and 16-year-old daughter in Tampa in …

Seventy Years Later, Japan Is Still Denying Systematic Sexual Slavery in WWII

During WWII, approximately 200,000 Chinese women and girls were kidnapped and forced into sexual slavery by the Japanese military. Seventy years later, Japan still refuses to acknowledge their involvement. A newly released book featuring direct stories...<p>Chinese Comfort Women: Testimonies from …

Ex-Soldiers Are Being Given MDMA to Help Them Forget About War

Traumatized by the deaths of two of his friends in a truck-bomb attack, Tony Macie was prescribed conventional medication to treat his PTSD after returning to the US. When that wasn’t working out for him, he started to research alternative remedies.<p><i>Tony Macie</i><p>If hanging out with a bunch of strangers …

Mental Health

Iran's Courts Are Still Blaming Rape Victims for Their Attacks

Rayhaneh Jabbari faces the death penalty for killing her attacker in self-defense.<p><i>Rayhaneh Jabbari</i><p>A woman in Iran faces public execution for that most heinous of crimes: defending herself against a rapist.<p>Rayhaneh Jabbari, a 26-year-old from Tehran, was scheduled to be hanged two weeks ago for …

The Prophet

This is chapter 17 of Robert Young Pelton and Tim Freccia's sprawling 35,000-plus-word epic exploration of the crisis in South Sudan. You can skip ahead and <a href="http://www.vice.com/read/saving-south-sudan">read the full text here</a> or <a href...<p><i>The members of the White Army are defined by</i> …

Africa

The White Army

This is chapter 20 of Robert Young Pelton and Tim Freccia's sprawling 35,000-plus-word epic exploration of the crisis in South Sudan. You can skip ahead and <a href="http://www.vice.com/read/saving-south-sudan">read the full text here</a> or <a href...<p><i>Upon arriving in Malakal there is a sense of</i> …

Africa

9/11 museum opens its doors at Ground Zero: 'It's profound, powerful and personal'

After more than a decade of wrangling about style and funding, the opening of the museum to the September 11 attacks marks a major milestone in the rejuvenation of Lower Manhattan - a neighbourhood that some predicted would never recover<p>The giant rusting steel girders looming over the stairwell …

New York's 9/11 Memorial Museum 'does not sugarcoat the horror'

Nearly thirteen years after the 9/11 terror attacks, the 9/11 Memorial Museum opened on Wednesday at the site of the former twin towers in Manhattan.<p>Every victim of the 2001 and the earlier 1993 attack on the World Trade Center is remembered at the subterranean site, which lies directly beneath the …

Pregnant woman faces death in Sudan for apostasy

Christian woman sentenced to death for refusing to convert to Islam after being raised as a Christian<p>A Christian doctor has been sentenced to hang for apostasy, or the abandonment of religion, by a court in Khartoum, the Sudanese capital.<p>Meriam Yehya Ibrahim, 27, who was born to a Muslim father but …

One in five university graduates becomes a millionaire

More than two million degree-holders have a net worth of £1m or more as new statistics reveal the education gap between rich and poor<p>One person in five who receives <b>university education</b> becomes a millionaire, according to official figures.<p>Twenty per cent of all adults who hold at least one …

US joins search for abducted Nigerian girls

The United States has sent a team of experts to Nigeria to help find nearly 300 girls and women abducted from a school last month by the armed group Boko Haram.<p>US President Barack Obama described the kidnapping of the girls as "heartbreaking" and "outrageous", soon after residents said the group …

In South Sudan, Leaders' Personal Struggle Drives Nation Towards Catastrophe

By Carl Odera<p>JUBA, April 30 (Reuters) - A personal power struggle between South Sudan's leaders is driving Africa's newest nation to "catastrophe", the U.N. rights chief said on Wednesday.<p>The visit by U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay was prompted by a rebel attack on the South …

5 Simple Steps To Become An Independent Person | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Are you always waiting for your friends to go to the movies with you?<p>Do you rely on your parents or siblings when there is something that needs to be …

21 Practical Lifestyle Experiments You Can Conduct For A Better Life

You know something? There’s honestly only one real solution to becoming a better person.<p>And that is conducting lifestyle experiments.<p>Through …

3 Secrets to Rewriting Your Past

We each are traveling our own paths, some experience a personal discovery, or revelation, early on in life while others are much later. Sometimes …

Outsourcing

Pizza delivery man admits raping woman, prosecutors say

Prosecutors say an 18-year-old has admitted raping a woman in her Manhattan apartment after delivering pizza to one of her neighbors.<p>Manhattan district attorney Cyrus Vance Jr.'s office says Cesar Lucas pleaded guilty Tuesday to rape and other charges. His lawyer didn't immediately return a call …

Florida military mom on trial for killing her teenagers

A military wife whose husband was deployed to the Middle East shot her 13-year-old son twice in the head for talking back, authorities said, then returned home and shot her 16-year-old daughter in the face as she studied.<p>Now she's on trial, and whether she spends life in prison hinges on a key …

The Joy of Service

When I wrote to tell JoAnn Cayce she had been nominated for a national award, JoAnn responded:<p>I don't know this fellow that's nominated me -- he happened to be the mayor of an adjacent town -- and I don't know what I've done that he thinks is so special. I'm just doing what my mother and …

Looking Forward: E-Colors in Education

In my first blog, I mentioned that in 2010 we took our work into schools as well as industry and now have a vision of E-Colors, Every School, Every Nation, which you can learn more about in the video on www.ecolorsineducation.com.<p>I was delighted to see, both in the comments in HuffPost and on …

Your Highest Self Is Calling

<i>This choice I'm making, I know I know better. This thought I'm creating seems a trap, a net. This action I'm taking should be way higher, and I can't bridge this gap; no matter how I try Yet, my heart knows. This is just my mind. We all do this -- all the time.</i><p>Welcome to your subconscious mind, the …

Watch '16 Acres' On Netflix, A Documentary Chronicling The Rebuilding Of Ground Zero

There are some pretty incredible documentaries on Netflix these days, and now you can add "16 Acres" to that list. Chronicling one of the "most architecturally, politically, and emotionally complex construction project in recent American history," the film examines the politics and drama that went …

Rough Times Hold the Key to Success: Your Weekly Wake-Up Call to Live the Life You Have Imagined

<i>"Look at a stone cutter hammering away at his rock, perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred-and-first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not the last blow that did it, but all that had gone before."</i><p>-- Jacob August Riis<p>To set a goal is to take a …

UN warns of huge rights violations in S Sudan

The UN high commissioner for human rights has warned of "huge" violations against civilians in South Sudan, as she led a team visiting the country's capital, Juba.<p>Navi Pillay was accompanied on Tuesday by Adama Dieng, the UN's special adviser for the prevention of genocide, and met Barnaba Marial …

Iran's Courts Are Still Blaming Rape Victims for Their Attacks

Rayhaneh Jabbari faces the death penalty for killing her attacker in self-defence.<p><i>Rayhaneh Jabbari</i><p>A woman in Iran faces public execution for that most heinous of crimes: defending herself against a rapist.<p>Rayhaneh Jabbari, a 26-year-old from Tehran, was due to be hung the week before last for …

Thrive: Finding the Recipe for a Good Life

<b>Thrive: Finding the Recipe for a Good Life Lloyd I. Sederer, M.D.</b><p>When I was a medical student, I went to a yoga center to learn to meditate. It was not the kind of tony center that celebrities and urban elite attend for recharging. IT was a modest and decidedly off-beat place where the silence was …

Colorado drivers say police profiling them in other states on heels of pot legalization

Colorado drivers claim they're being unjustly targeted by police officers in other states who are singling them out because of their state's recent legalization of marijuana.<p>Legal experts predict the complaints will soon lead to a string of "license plate profiling" lawsuits -- one of which already …

Civilian Militia Remains at Bundy Ranch After Standoff Ends

A group of armed militia and protesters, some sporting nametags reading "domestic terrorist," remain camped out on a cattle ranch in Nevada, where …

Why Alone Doesn't Have to Mean Lonely | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

People tend to confuse being alone with the loneliness, between which there is a relevant difference. To be alone means to be by one self. Even …