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Amid BlackBerry’s sinking ship, here comes a new BB7 phone with ancient hardware

A day after BlackBerry announced that it was considering ways to save its business, including possibly selling off the company, the company is making its most baffling product announcement yet.<p>BlackBerry officially announced the 9720 today, which looks like a successor to its popular Curve model …

Low-cost iPhone may dump Siri, says analyst

Buyers of Apple's much-rumored, low-cost iPhone might not be able to chat with Siri.<p>Reportedly named the 5C, the cheaper iPhone may jettison certain features, such as Siri, analyst Gene Munster stated in an investors note released Monday night. Unveiled in 2011, Apple's voice assistant doesn't …

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Four Belief Systems That Support Spiritual Abuse – Renewal: Christian Treatment at Brookhaven

News<p>By Kyle Roberts On July 25th, 2013<p>Four Belief Systems That Support Spiritual Abuse<p>As spiritual abuse continues to make headlines, with the latest …

When Power Goes To Your Head, It May Shut Out Your Heart

Even the smallest dose of power can change a person. You've probably seen it. Someone gets a promotion or a bit of fame and then, suddenly, they're a little less friendly to the people beneath them.<p>So here's a question that may seem too simple: Why?<p>If you ask a psychologist, he or she may tell you …

What happened when I started a feminist society at school

I am 17 years old and I am a feminist. I believe in gender equality, and am under no illusion about how far we are from achieving it. Identifying as a feminist has become particularly important to me since a school trip I took to Cambridge last year.<p>A group of men in a car started wolf-whistling …

Shouting back at hate speech is a moral obligation

August 12, 2013 by Fred Clark<p>Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee proves yet again that the 1980s buzz-phrase “politically correct” still exists only …

Women, Church and God’s Kingdom

A few years ago my family needed a new church. So we were looking a couple of non-denominational churches in our town. The problem was that I quickly …

Apple’s iPhone charger take-back program is genius PR—and it may even boost the bottom line

It wasn’t too long ago that a scandal like the Chinese woman who was killed by a faulty, probably counterfeit iPhone charger would have been met with total silence by Apple, a notoriously close-lipped company whose crisis management playbook was usually to stonewall as long as possible, then …

New antibiotic that attacks MRSA found in ocean microbe

<b>A completely new and unusual antibiotic compound has been extracted from a marine microorganism found in sediments off the coast of California.</b><p>The discovery of genuinely novel antibiotics is rare, and experts say resistance to the drugs poses a grave threat to human health.<p>US scientists say the new …

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Eating oily fish 'halves rheumatoid arthritis risk'

<b>Eating at least one portion of oily fish, such as salmon or mackerel, a week can halve the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis, experts believe.</b><p>The findings come from a study of more than 32,000 Swedish women and they offer another reason to follow the established dietary advice of regularly …

Fetal pain is a lie: How phony science took over the abortion debate

New laws banning abortion after 20 weeks are based on pseudoscience — and real research proves it conclusively<p>Since Nebraska first jump-started the trend back in 2010, close to a dozen state legislatures across the country have passed laws banning abortion at 20 weeks. Most of these restrictions …

Government Reaction To Al Qaeda Leaks Highlights Double Standard

NEW YORK –- The Justice Department cracked down on the Associated Press by secretly seizing journalist phone records in trying to find the sources of a 2012 report on a CIA-thwarted terrorist plot in Yemen.<p>The AP’s Matt Apuzzo and Adam Goldman initially held that story on an al-Qaeda in the Arabian …

How to stop right-wing nuts: The elusive solution

A new governing majority in the House could pass guns, immigration and climate change reform. Here’s how it’d work<p>Considering that, by some estimates, the current House of Representatives is on pace to be the least productive in modern history, one would be hard-pressed to say Congress has earned …

There is no terrorist threat: The feds want you to think there is, compliant media goes along

“Chatter” from “affiliates” causes a “crisis,” while media reports nonsense generated to justify NSA surveillance<p>Summertime, and the chicanery is easy. The Obama administration’s latest rendering of our invisible but eternal “terrorist threat,” I mean.<p>After a week of ghost stories about an imminent …

The NSA-DEA police state tango

This week’s DEA bombshell shows us how the drug war and the terror war have poisoned our justice system<p>So the paranoid hippie pot dealer you knew in college was right all along: The feds really were after him. In the latest post-Snowden bombshell about the extent and consequences of government …

What’s In A Name?: Tenn. Judge Changes Baby’s Moniker Because It Could Offend Christians

We have so much freedom in the United States, that you can name your child almost anything you want (just ask little Adolf Hitler Campbell). But one …

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Deadly air strike reported in Sinai

An air strike in Egypt's northern Sinai peninsula has killed five suspected armed fighters, news agencies have reported quoting Egyptian sources and witnesses.<p>It said the source of the strike was not clear, with some sources claiming it to be an Israeli drone strike while others credited the …

Scores killed in Guinea ethnic violence

At least 54 people have been burned alive or hacked to death in ethnic clashes in the west African state of Guinea, a medic said, adding that all the victims had been identified.<p>The doctor, from a hospital in N'Zerekore, the country's second-largest city, said on Wednesday there were more bodies in …

UN's elite force raises the stakes in DRC | Congo

<b>Bukavu, Democratic Republic of Congo</b> - An elite UN brigade tasked with "neutralising" armed groups in the DRC has raised the stakes of the peacekeeping mission in the troubled country, and some observers fear the radical step could backfire.<p>The Force Intervention Brigade (FIB) established within …

Central African Republic in chaos, says UN chief Ban Ki-moon

<b>UN chief Ban Ki-moon says the Central African Republic (CAR) has suffered a "total breakdown of law and order" since rebels seized power in March.</b><p>He urged the UN Security Council to consider sanctions or to set up a panel of experts to monitor the situation.<p>Seleka rebel group leader Michel Djotodia …

Paula Deen's Racial Discrimination Lawsuit Was Thrown Out

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The racial discrimination lawsuit that tarnished the career of Paula Deen has been thrown out of …

Libyan journalist shot as militants target media in Benghazi

A third journalist in four days has been targeted by gunmen in Benghazi, Libya's second city, amid fears that extremists are trying to silence the media.<p>Khawlija al-Amami, a presenter for the al-Ahrar TV station, was shot at by gunmen who pulled up to her car, on Monday. The bullets missed but …

Tsarnaev's friends face charges

BOSTON — Two college friends of the surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect face arraignment on charges of disposing evidence from the suspect's dorm room.<p>Dias Kadyrbayev and Azamat Tazhayakov are scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday afternoon in federal court on charges of conspiracy to obstruct …