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Protesters' chants of 'Black Lives Matter' echo at megamall; at least 20 arrested

A choir of protests echoed through the country's quintessential megamall, when a few hundred demonstrators from Black Lives Matter raised their voices at the Mall of America.<p>They held the protest Saturday against the Bloomington, Minnesota, mall's wishes, and were met by police who made at least 20 …

NASA: Christmas lights make cities glow brighter from space during holidays

When you tell your neighbors that their "Frozen" Christmas display can be seen from space, you won't be lying.<p>Nighttime lights around major U.S. cities shine 20 to 50 percent brighter during Christmas and New Year's compared to the rest of the year, according to NASA.<p>Lights start getting brighter …

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Liberation for Samburu Women Begins with a Song

Human Journey<p><b>If a Samburu girl in northern Kenya marries before she has been ‘cut’ (circumcised), tradition dictates that her family must create a small opening in the fence around the village, and the disgraced girl is asked to leave through the hole.</b><p><b>Once she is gone, the opening is patched up,</b> …

Happy Winter Solstice! Get the Scientific Reasons for Earth's Seasons

The seasons are a powerful force in our lives. They affect the activities we do, the foods we crave, the clothes we wear — and quite often, the moods we are in. The seasons officially change once again on Sunday, with winter beginning in the Northern Hemisphere and autumn starting in the south.<p>What …

The Taliban’s ‘alarmingly efficient’ war on education

The attack in Peshawar that killed more than 100 children last week was just one of hundreds of Taliban attacks against schools, says a new report. And the violence is working, with millions of Pakistani children now out of school<p>Last week’s Pakistani Taliban attack in Peshawar, which claimed the …

D.C. has passed sea level rise 'tipping point,' more cities to follow: study

SAN FRANCISCO — Major U.S. coastal cities, including Washington, D.C. and Wilmington, North Carolina, have already slipped past a sea level …

Poll: Hillary's Lead for 2016 Democratic Nomination Has Shrunk

Hillary Clinton’s lead over possible candidates for the 2016 Democratic nomination has “shrunk significantly,” a new poll found.<p>61% of likely …

Watch Scary The Snowman Spread Some Holiday Cheer By Scaring The Bejesus Out Of Boston Locals

With just days before Christmas, you’d think Frosty the Snowman would be roaming the city streets to spread some holiday cheer. In reality, though, it’s Freaky the Scary Snowman — “Frosty’s evil twin” — who’s out wreaking havoc and scaring the bejesus out of unsuspecting passersby in Boston.<p>Part of …

Tent city sprouts in shadow of downtown Detroit

DETROIT (AP) — Bankruptcy behind it, Detroit's atmosphere swirls with the promise of better days. Charles Floyd Jones can only hope that the city's good fortune trickles down to him and the 10 other residents of a tent city that's sprouted in the shadow of a resurgent downtown where rental …

Sandra the orangutan granted limited human rights

Campaigners use habeas corpus law to argue that ape has been illegally deprived of freedom as they try to rescue her from Argentinian zoo<p>A shy orangutan held in an Argentine zoo can be freed and transferred to a sanctuary after a court recognised the ape as a "non-human person" unlawfully deprived …

Winter Storms Loom Over Holiday Travel Period

Holiday travelers: you might want to leave now. Storms brewing in the U.S. are set to bring rain, snow and winds that could make holiday travel a very messy affair.<p>The National Weather Service warned of potential flash floods Sunday along the coast of Washington, Oregon and northern California from …

Obama to name Sally Yates as pick for deputy attorney general

HONOLULU (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama is expected to announce on Monday that U.S. Attorney Sally Yates will be his nominee for deputy attorney general, the No. 2 position at the Justice Department, a U.S. official said.<p>U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder (C) meets with Atlanta law …

ISIS reportedly selling Christian artifacts, turning churches into torture chambers

The Islamic State is turning Christian churches in Iraq and Syria into dungeons and torture chambers after stripping them of priceless artifacts to sell on the black market, according to reports.<p>Ancient relics and even entire murals are being torn from the houses of worship and smuggled out through …

Protests in India over conversions set back reform agenda

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s reform agenda suffered a setback on Monday as protests erupted in parliament and in the streets over a campaign by Hindu hardliners linked to his party to convert Muslims and Christians to Hinduism.<p>Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi …

Ex-officer not charged in fatal Milwaukee shooting

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A white Milwaukee police officer fired after killing a mentally ill black man in April won't face criminal charges, the top county …