Dan Palage

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South Armagh: From bandit country to beauty spot

In the past, parts of South Armagh in Northern Ireland were known by some as "Bandit Country".<p>The area had developed a reputation as an IRA stronghold and a place where the British army regularly patrolled, which put off many tourists from visiting the area for years.<p>Recently, the Heritage Lottery …

Remembering Robin Williams: How He Brought Joy to American Troops on USO Tours

Robin Williams brought laughter to even the darkest corners of the world.<p>Throughout his life, the late actor traveled across the war-torn Middle East …

Hottest swimsuits at Swimwear Week 2014

Hottest swimsuits at Swimwear Week 2014<p>These suits were made for swimming.<p>CM Cia Maritima collection<p>A model wears a bright blue two piece from the CM Cia Maritima collection.<p>(AP)<p>cm-cia-maritima-collection<p>Aquarella collection<p>A model walks down the runway wearing swimwear from the Aquarella …

Texas man claims he was told to remove American flag over 'threat' toward Muslims

A Texas man is standing defiant after he claims he was told by his apartment complex that he had to remove an American flag from his balcony because it was a “threat towards the Muslim community.”<p>Duy Tran told KHOU that he has friends who died for the country, so he decided to hang one from his …

A Point of View: Happiness and disability

<b>Surveys reveal that people with disabilities consistently report a good quality of life, says Tom Shakespeare. So why is it often assumed they are unhappy?</b><p>Have you ever thought to yourself: "I'd rather be dead than disabled?" It's not an unusual reflection. Disability, in everyday thought, is …

Saturday Night Live Scandals: Leslie Jones's Slavery Skit and 5 More Controversial Moments

“I mean, look at me – I’m a mandingo!”<p>That seemed to be the tipping point in an appearance on <i>Saturday Night Live’s</i> most recent “Weekend Update” by …

British politician arrested after speech quoting Churchill’s take on Islam

A British politician reading from a book penned by former Prime Minister Winston Churchill was arrested Saturday on the suspicion of religious or racial harassment, The Independent reported.<p>Paul Weston, the chairman of the Liberty GB party, is facing the potential of two years in prison for …

It's Going To Be One Of The Biggest Days In Catholic History

For such a momentous and historic occasion, the ceremony is actually quite short and surprisingly straightforward.<p>How One Becomes A Saint<p>A person may be considered for sainthood, after he/she has been dead for at least 5 years. According to the United States Conference Of Catholic Bishops, there …

Graphene 'wonder material' made with kitchen blender

<b>Scientists have outlined how they managed to make the "wonder material" graphene using a kitchen blender.</b><p>Graphene is thin, strong, flexible and electrically conductive, and has the potential to transform electronics as well as other technologies.<p>An Irish-UK team poured graphite powder (used in …

St. Patrick's Day: Your Guide to Irish Eats

St. Patrick’s Day is quickly approaching, and restaurants are preparing by offering Irish specials like bangers and mash or black pudding. Not …

Horse airlifted to safety from US ravine

A horse had to be lifted 150 feet (45 metres) into the air by helicopter after it fell into a crevasse in Arcadia, California, following a hiking accident.<p>The animal was tranquillised by vets before being harnessed in, and carried away to safety.

What's going on at Air Force Academy? God's word vs. Pentagon's word

The Restore Military Religious Freedom coalition, a group of two dozen like-minded religious liberty organizations, announced Thursday that they are ready to offer assistance to any Air Force Academy cadet who faces repercussions for writing Bible verses on their hallway whiteboards.<p>The Air Force …

In New Wild West, Cops Chase Outlaws Stealing Cattle for Meth Money

Cattle ranchers and law enforcement in the American West are fighting a tough new battle to protect the herds -- keeping meth addicts from stealing …

How to Make Yourself Nicer

I suspect a lot of people are going to want to share this with their spouses – or arrange to have it emailed anonymously to their bosses.<p>There is an …

New Concerns Raised About Yellow Dyes

Next time you buy a bath towel, T-shirt or even notepad, you might want to think twice before picking the color.<p>A new study by Rutgers University …

Oldest Known Holocaust Survivor Dies at 110

Alice Herz-Sommer, believed to be the oldest Holocaust survivor, died at age 110 on Sunday, a family member said.<p>The accomplished pianist’s death …

Washington Redskins write scathing response to lawmakers who want team name changed

The Washington Redskins issued a scathing response to two lawmakers Monday after they called for the team to change its controversial name.<p>Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., and Rep. Tom Cole, R-Okla., told NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in a letter that the league is on the “wrong side of history” in …

Jerry Seinfeld On Diversity In Comedy: "Who Cares? Are You Making Us Laugh Or Not?"

During a BuzzFeed Brews with CBS This Morning interview, the former Seinfeld star and co-creator said it is "anti-comedy" to approach the genre like it's "the census."<p>At the height of <i>Seinfeld's</i> popularity, the NBC comedy was repeatedly accused of presenting an exclusively "white" view of its …

Tracking down a missing dog in Mali's corrupt capital

<b>In Mali, as in many countries, bribery and corruption are a way of life. Want to pass your school exams? Don't bother studying hard, you'd do better saving up! You can buy your baccalaureate for $500 (£300). So when a policeman rings up, I am suspicious.</b><p>The voice on the end of the phone is deep and …

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R.I.P. Giant George, The World’s Tallest Dog

First, we all had to cope with the news that Boogie Butts, the adorable chocolate Labrador that recently ran a half-marathon, had passed away. But while that still stings for so many of us, the pain grew deeper last week, when another very important canine champion was laid to rest. On Friday, …