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'I've barely felt anything': Killer's chilling Facebook confession after murdering mum and pal

A killer shot his mum and friend dead then calmly confessed on Facebook writing: "I've barely felt anything"<p>Casey Lawhorn, 23, was being hunted by …

Memo from a South African: Peter Dutton is entrenching racist white privilege | Shelley Davidow

My child eyes saw on a daily basis police vans stuffed full of black people who had broken Influx Control laws heading off to jail.<p>This year marks the 70th anniversary of the implementation of the racist legislation known as apartheid in South Africa. In 1948, laws were signed into effect that …

South Africa

Without Slavery, Would The U.S. Be The Leading Economic Power?

During the middle of the 1800s, cotton became the world’s largest commodity. The cheapest and best cotton came from the southern United States.<p><b>Edward Baptist</b> argues in his new book, “The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism,” that the forced migration and …

Black History

Physicists Just Achieved Quantum Teleportation Underwater For The First Time

Whoa.<p>Chinese scientists have successfully sent information between entangled particles through sea water, the first time this type of quantum …

The 8 Scariest Cult Stories of All Time

Do not read before bedtime.<p>1. The Manson Family<p>You don't need to know much about true crime to know the name "Charles Manson," which almost 50 years after his most heinous acts is still synonymous with "cult leader." Manson started his group in San Francisco in 1967 and later that year moved to Los …

If Running Isn't Helping You Lose Weight, Do This 30-Minute Workout Instead

I know what it's like to exercise like crazy and not get the results you're after. I ran for years and years, and it wasn't until I started CrossFit …

Big Boi on Outkast/A Tribe Called Quest Album: “It Definitely Was Happening”

In an interview on Hot 97 last week, Big Boi said Outkast and A Tribe Called Quest were working on a collaboration album until Phife Dawg’s death …

In a World-First, Scientists Have Achieved 'Liquid Light' at Room Temperature

A Frankenstein mash-up of light and matter.<p>For the first time, physicists have achieved 'liquid light' at room temperature, making this strange form …

Why Green Berets are the smartest, most lethal fighters in the world

Army Special Forces got its start on June 19, 1952 — 65 years ago Monday — and since then its soldiers have been at the forefront of fights in Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan and are now advising US-backed forces inside Syria.<p>They call themselves the quiet professionals, and they are one of the most …

Military

All Extremely Confident People Give Up These 13 Habits

Real confidence is built through hard work and excellent habits.<p>Real confidence is not narcissism.<p>Although the two often get confused, people with narcissistic tendencies need everyone to think that they're special. They have a need for admiration and a sense of entitlement that's rooted in …

They hate the US government, and they're multiplying: the terrifying rise of 'sovereign citizens'

On 20 May 2010, a police officer pulled over a white Ohio minivan on Interstate 40, near West Memphis, Arkansas. Unbeknown to officer Bill Evans, the occupants of the car, Jerry Kane Jr, and his teenage son, Joseph Kane, were self-described “sovereign citizens”: members of a growing domestic …

Rights & Freedoms

The US Department of Justice is literally prosecuting a woman for laughing at Jeff Sessions

As attorney general, Jeff Sessions now heads the Justice Department.<p><b>Update at bottom of the story.</b><p>It is hard to believe this is happening, but it’s real: The US Department of Justice is literally prosecuting a woman for laughing at now–Attorney General Jeff Sessions during his Senate confirmation …

The President’s Secret Air Force

Air Force One is just the public face of a fleet that keeps the president safe and secure.<p><i>The following is expanded and adapted from</i> Raven Rock: The Story of the U.S. Government’s Secret Plan to Save Itself—While the Rest of Us Die <i>(Simon & Schuster, 2017).</i><p>The photo this winter of a smiling …

Trump’s Transition of Untruths, Exaggerations and Flat-out Falsehoods

After a campaign that was largely indifferent to factual accuracy, Trump stayed the course while preparing to be president.<p>In 71 days as president elect of the United States, Donald Trump told at least 82 untruths.<p>Many of Trump’s forays into fiction are familiar to those who watched his campaign: …

Donald Trump

A Curator Spent 9 Days Filming the Syrian Civil War From His Aleppo Apartment Window

Art curator and photographer Issa Touma talks about shooting the footage that became the Syrian war documentary ‘9 Days - From My Window in Aleppo’.<p>When Aleppo-based curator and gallerist Issa Touma noticed Syrian Civil War combatants on the streets below his East Aleppo home, he didn’t run—he …

Americans who voted against Trump are feeling unprecedented dread and despair

I have never seen anything quite like the grief being felt by the majority of American voters who did not vote for<p>Donald Trump.<p>Back in 1980, there was disappointment among<p>DemocratswhenRonald Reaganwon. In 2000, after the long Florida recount and the intrusion of the Supreme Court into the decision, …

Donald Trump

US Power Will Decline Under Trump, Says Futurist Who Predicted Soviet Collapse

We talked to Nobel Prize-nominated Johan Galtung, who predicted that someone like Trump would win the US, and that it will trigger a decline in power.<p>Johan Galtung, a Nobel Peace Prize-nominated sociologist who predicted the collapse of the Soviet Union, warned that US global power will collapse …

Scientists measure the smallest increment of time ever recorded

The breakthrough will allow for stunning time lapses that reveal the behavior of electrons.<p>How many times can you cut increments of time in half …

These 6 new technology rules will govern our future

By Vivek Wadhwa<p>Contributor, Innovations<p>Technology is advancing so rapidly that we will experience radical changes in society not only in our lifetimes but in the coming years. We have already begun to see ways in which computing, sensors, artificial intelligence and genomics are reshaping entire …

Artificial Intelligence

Gwen Ifill, who overcame barriers as a black female journalist, dies at 61

By Adam Bernstein<p>, Obituary editor<p>Gwen Ifill, who covered politics for some of the country’s premier newspapers before transitioning to broadcast journalism and making her greatest mark as one of the most prominent TV anchors of her generation, died Nov. 14 at a hospice center in Washington. She …

Journalism

Pentagon Paid for Fake ‘Al Qaeda’ Videos

A controversial foreign PR firm known for representing unsavory characters was paid millions by the Pentagon to create fake terrorist videos.<p><i>By</i> …

Führer Of Germany - Here’s How Adolf Hitler Rose To Power, And How History Could Repeat Itself Today

Thanks to the refugee crisis, economic depression, and conspiracy theories on the internet, right-wing extremism is one rise again in several parts …

Adolf Hitler

Who Were the Sea People?

Who Were the Sea People?<p>Written by Eberhard Zangger<br>Illustrated by Rosemary Robertson<p>Through the epics of the Greek poet Homer, tales of an "age of …

Ancient History

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Here's How This Man Lost More Than 300 Pounds on the "Walmart Diet"

Pat Brocco changed his lifestyle by walking 6 miles to and from Walmart every day.<p>Pasquale "Pat" Brocco, 31, was called "Fat Pat" his entire life. But now, he prefers the nickname "Possible Pat" because of his incredible weight loss journey and his unique fitness plan that helped him lose more than …

Weight Loss

Hundreds of secret Russian mercenaries are dying in Syria's civil war, report alleges | VICE News

The Russian government is allegedly secretly paying young men to fight extremists in Syria, despite the Kremlin's repeated claims that the country's involvement in the war is strictly aerial, according to one report.<p>On Wednesday, Britain-based Sky News reported that a private military company …