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An Undercover FBI Agent May Have Urged A Texas Shooter To Commit Violence

Evidence has surfaced about the connections of an undercover FBI agent when two shooters — Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi — attacked a Texas convention center in May 2015. The incident happened at the First Annual Muhammad Art Exhibit and Contest, and the gunmen shot a guard outside the convention …

Crime

6 Civil Rights Movement Myths You Learned In History Class

The human brain doesn't handle complexity very well. You can see this most dramatically in how we read and understand history. We want everything to …

Facebook Activates Safety Check for Orlando Nightclub Shooting

Facebook activated its Safety Check feature on Sunday in the wake of the deadly shooting at an Orlando nightclub, allowing users of the social …

‘Classified Historical Films’ You Can Now Request From the Pentagon

"Peacetime Governmental Detention," "Nuclear Warfare at Sea," and "Electronic Intelligence Research Techniques" are among the classified films the Pentagon will now consider releasing.<p><i>Throw a Nickle on the Grass—Have Doughnot</i> is the title of one of at least a thousand "classified historical films" …

Explosive material accidentally left on school bus after training exercise

<b>(CNN) —</b> The CIA "inadvertently" left "explosive training material" on a school bus after a training exercise.<p>Not exactly welcome news for parents.<p>Though it "could not be activated through normal operation of the bus," the agency said, some residents were not pleased.<p>"It's very scary," Kalbana …

Education

Oppo's new tech can fully charge your phone in 15 minutes

At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona today, Oppo showed how far it’s come in mobile battery tech. The company demoed a prototype device with 2,500mAh power that charged fully in just 15 minutes.<p>That’s crazy fast by any standard. On stage, the device equipped with Oppo’s new SuperVOOC technology …

Powerball jackpot increases to $1.4B as ticket sales surge

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Powerball jackpot has grown to $1.4 billion, and the drawing is still two days away.<p>The prize was already the world's largest …

RAF fighters 'bound for Japan for first time in decades' as UK builds military ties

Sending Typhoons jets to the country would be the first time British fighters have gone to Japan since the Cold War<p>Britain is considering sending fighter jets to <b>Japan</b> for the first time in decades for joint combat exercises in the country, amid heightened tension in the region over <b>China</b>’s …

Republican politicians jumped the gun on terrorism suspect's arrest: sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two Texas politicians made public details of an investigation into a terrorism suspect while it was still in progress, potentially jeopardizing the inquiry, three sources familiar with the matter said on Friday.<p>Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick …

Judiciary

A California Gas Leak Is the Biggest Environmental Disaster Since the BP Oil Spill

The largest natural gas leak ever recorded is jeopardizing health and causing evacuations for thousands of Southern California residents. And two …

ISIS, Al Qaeda And The CIA: The Documented Connection

The Middle East is fertile ground for conspiracy theories, and one growing to towering heights these days says the US created the Islamic State. But …

Middle East

China establishes rival to World Bank

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has been formally established<p>The China-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), viewed by some as a rival to the World Bank and Asian Development Bank, was formally established on Friday, according to a statement issued by Beijing.<p>The …

A history of the US gold standard

Ever since the U.S. left the gold standard for good in 1971, some politicians and investors have called for its return. At one of the Republican presidential debates in October, Texas Senator Ted Cruz became the latest, touting the stability and booming prosperity the U.S. economy enjoyed in the …

Sweden has declared war on cash

Back in June, I shared with you the story of how, in 1661, the Scandinavian monarchy became the first country in the world to issue paper money. (It was an unmitigated disaster, by the way.) Now it might be the first to ban it altogether.<p>All across Sweden, cash—the physical kind, not cash in the …

Switzerland is about to launch a huge experiment in 'the war on cash'

Both countries have central banks that have imposed negative interest rates on their commercial banks, making it costly for those banks to store cash. The intent is to force the banks to lend out the cash, thus spurring the economy and a small amount of healthy inflation.<p>But the two countries have …

Indians are so troubled by the idea of free healthcare, they’d rather pay anything than nothing at all

Once, a farmer from a village in Bihar was diagnosed with colon cancer. He came to Patna, the capital city, to have the tumor removed. Because he was poor, my father recommended a young surgeon who trained in the UK. The surgeon was competent and idealistic. He was a Fellow of the Royal College of …

Medicine

This is how a central bank could kill off cash and bring in negative interest rates on your savings

Ideas that would have been considered crazy just a decade ago are now seen as much more likely.<p>One of those ideas is that central banks could bring in negative interest rates.<p>Growth is pretty tepid around the world, and in many advanced economies, inflation is nowhere to be seen. Cutting interest …

11 Strategies for Do-It-Yourself Pest Control

Effective ways to get rid of your nastiest pests!<p>Raccoons will eat almost anything and are always on the lookout for a good nesting site, so our …

Pest Control

No Longer a Conspiracy Theory, First State Legalizes Weaponized Drones for Cops

North Dakota — Nothing says “police state” quite like unmanned aerial vehicles patrolling the sky ready to deploy 80,000 volts to the nearest …

Raisin farmer challenging USDA’s $700G fine before Supreme Court

A California farmer is fighting the government to keep the fruits of his labor.<p>Raisin producer Marvin Horne is heading to the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday in a bid to stop the federal government from seizing his dried fruit crop -- almost half of it -- without “just compensation.” He plans to …

Hackabot Nano, Plug And Play Arduino Robot Kit Unveiled (video)

Makers, and hobbyists that would like to learn more about robotics maybe interested in a new Arduino robot kit that has been developed by Funnyvale …

Arduino

15 Outstanding Websites to Learn Languages Online

If you are reading this you are probably already convinced by the benefits of learning a foreign language! But learning a language is a really …

The House of Bush: Born in a Bank

Who is George Bush? How did he become the 41st U.S. President? He is said to be a man of the “old establishment,” who “chose to seek his …

Stock Buybacks Are Killing the American Economy

Profits once flowed to higher wages or increased investment. Now, they enrich a small number of shareholders.<p>President Obama should be lauded for using his State of the Union address to champion policies that would benefit the struggling middle class, ranging from higher wages to child care to paid …

Venezuela crisis deepens as Maduro seeks support abroad

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — When Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro returns from an urgent fundraising trip that has taken him to seven nations, he'll …

Chickenhawk Chronicles, No. 12: Careerism and Competence

"Upon redeployment from combat, our squadron was greeted by a new commander who proceeded to tell us that none of us were going to get promoted if we didn't get our masters degrees finished." Veterans discuss the internal tragedies of the military.<p>Background: My piece on "The Tragedy of the …

2014 Vanishings

At the end of each year, I offer a list of businesses that vanished during the year. Last year, I posted a Master List of vanishings through the …