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Israel pounds Gaza despite international peace efforts

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel pounded targets across the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, saying no ceasefire was near as top U.S. and United Nations diplomats pursued talks on halting the fighting that has claimed more than 600 lives.<p>U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry held discussions in neighbouring …

3 suspects confess in India gang rape; community outraged

Three brothers have confessed to involvement in the gang rape of two teenage girls in India, a police officer told CNN.<p>The men have pleaded guilty to the rape charges but have not admitted to killing the girls, local police spokesman Mukesh Saxena said Sunday.<p>All five known suspects, including two …

Seattle minimum-wage fight: Does $15 an hour make economic sense?

The Seattle City Council is poised to raise the municipal minimum wage Monday to $15 an hour, making it the highest in the country. That number grabbed the imagination of this progressive, affluent city and became central to the November elections, which swept the first Socialist into office here …

The Best Of Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou, celebrated poet, writer and civil rights activist died on Wednesday, in her home in Winston-Salem, NC. She was 86.<p>Angelou wrote lyrical prose of her childhood in the Jim Crow South, including her autobiography “I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings.” Reading her life story feels like you’re …

Taliban's Mullah Omar celebrates prisoner-swap 'victory'

<b>Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar has issued a rare public statement hailing the exchange of five Guantanamo Bay detainees for a Taliban-held US soldier as a "big victory".</b><p>Sgt Bowe Bergdahl, 28, was handed to US forces in Afghanistan on Saturday.<p>The White House has defended the swap amid …

Bowe Bergdahl: a darker story behind the release of America's last prisoner of war

America celebrates the release of a young soldier who allegedly abandoned his post after growing disillusioned with the war in Afghanistan<p>The little mountain town of Hailey in the rural state of Idaho is readying a hero's welcome.<p>Its single shopping street is lined with bright yellow balloons and …

When You Read Something That Strikes You as Interesting, You Should Write to the Author.

No!<p>It’s a simple fact that you can never be productive if you take on too many commitments — you simply spread yourself too thin and will not be able …

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Nigeria’s Boko Haram isn’t just about Western education

<i>Sarah Chayes, a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, is the author of the forthcoming book “Thieves of State: Why Corruption Threatens International Security.”</i><p>A few Ni­ger­ian teenagers who managed to escape are telling their stories: how some 300 of their classmates …

Boko Haram Leader Abubakar Shekau: the Man Who Would Be Africa's Bin Laden

Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau wants to be Africa's Osama Bin Laden, and has ratcheted up his anti-American rhetoric in an effort to spread his influence globally, according to a more-nuanced profile of him developed since he orchestrated the kidnapping of hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls more …

How to treat your introvert: The greatest illustration ever.

Introverts, assemble. Extroverts, be quiet and listen for a bit, yeah?<p>We’ve found the most perfect explanation of what it’s like to be introverted …

10 Chinese Herbs to Cure What Ails You

Can Chinese herbs cure what ails you? Western medicine, which has been slow to embrace the 5,000-year-old practice of traditional Chinese medicine, …

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Company Involved in West Virginia Chemical Spill Files for Bankruptcy

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Freedom Industries, the unfortunately named company whose chemical leak contaminated the water …

Immunity Soup Recipe

This soup is built on a monster white pepper broth. White pepper with jolts of ginger, and stabs of garlic. I like it just shy of scalding, racing …

Curry Recipes For That Bottle On Your Spice Rack (PHOTOS)

When it comes to Indian recipes, there is one spice mixture that reigns supreme: curry. It may be best-know for its use in varieties of its namesake dish, but there are many more ways to sneak this powder into your homemade foods.<p>In fact, the best part about curry may be its versatility -- not only …

How Short Ribs Make You A Better Cook

If you're looking for a restaurant-quality meal you can make with ease in your own kitchen, short ribs are the answer. This flavorful cut of meat slowly cooks down into a dish so tender you could eat it with a spoon. (Bonus: for a meal with so much flavor, short ribs are perfectly affordable, too.) …

The Quiet Ones - Trailer 1

An unorthodox professor uses controversial methods and leads his best students off the grid to take part in a dangerous experiment: to create a …

DOH Chronicles

In response to California's new legislation dictating that bartenders <b>must wear rubber gloves</b> while handling cocktail components, Punch gathered reactions from bartenders around the state. Unsurprisingly, none of them are happy. Says Slanted Door bar manager Erik Adkins: "Gloves and wet metal tins …