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5 amazing ways Pope Francis made Republicans squirm yesterday

<b>(AP/Alessandra Tarantino)</b><p>In his speech to Congress, the pope made one thing very clear: Republicans aren’t acting very Christian<p>Patricia Miller<p>September 25, 2015 5:11pm (UTC)<p>Despite all the talk that Pope Francis’ address to Congress wouldn’t be political or partisan, it turns out it was both. And, …

Christianity

What Pope Francis Really Said About (Gay) Marriage -- and What He Did Not

The United States this past June did something that the Catholic Church and the Vatican have for years railed against: granted marriage equality to its gay and lesbian citizens.<p>Yet, Pope Francis had nothing to say about it. Not then and not now.<p>Considering that Pope Benedict often vocally expressed …

Amid revolt, Boehner steps aside to avoid 'irreparable harm' to Congress

WASHINGTON — It took a visit from the pope, a brewing conservative rebellion, and a good night’s sleep for John Boehner — the son of a bartender and a devout Catholic from Cincinnati — to decide that Friday morning was the right moment for him to end his tumultuous five-year speakership and bring …

The Biblical Problem With Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis' Opposition To Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

You may have heard that the Supreme Court ruled same-sex marriage bans unconstitutional a couple of months ago.<p>I believe at least a couple of news outlets reported on it.<p>Well, Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis definitely heard the news and she wasn't happy about. However, unlike many of her fellow …

Missouri students protest transgender teen's use of girl's locker room

When Caitlyn Jenner took to television in April to announce she was transgender, messages of support poured in from across the country. She was featured on the cover of Vanity Fair and received an ESPY award for courage.<p>But even as Jenner starred in a reality TV docu-series about her transition, a …

A lot of US children are being diagnosed with ADHD improperly

Many doctors aren’t following professional guidelines<p>A lot of children are being diagnosed with ADHD in the US — but improperly. One in five are diagnosed based on information provided by family members alone, in violation of the guidelines set by the American Academy of Pediatrics, according to a …

Autism

Donald Trump is the night in this 'Batman: The Animated Series' parody

After inspiring a hashtag and a parody Twitter account, the next logical step in the evolution of the “BatTrump” meme is, of course, an animated …

Comic Books

Hannibal: “The Number Of The Beast Is 666”

Francis Dolarhyde has spent much of his time on Hannibal discussing his transformation, his becoming. He is in a transitory state. He is not yet the …

Atheists are no less moral: The sad delusion of the Christian Evangelical movement

Sociologist Lori Fazzino dissects the religious right’s single greatest misconception about secularism<p>When most people thinks about Las Vegas they picture some combination of gambling, burlesque, night clubs and legalized prostitution—the pleasures that earned Vegas the nickname Sin City. But when …

Welcome to My Homophobic State

I live in Indiana, ostensibly a place where queer folks cannot get an appropriate florist for their wedding and restaurants have the right not to …

LGBTQI

The 15 Biggest Video Games Coming Out This Spring

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Gaming

Springfield, Missouri, Voters Repeal LGBT Rights Ordinance

After the city council approved an ordinance in October that banned discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity, voters on Tuesday approved a referendum to repeal it.<p>Voters have narrowly repealed an LGBT-rights law in Springfield, Missouri, according to ballot results Tuesday …

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How U.S. thinks Russians hacked the White House

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Russian hackers behind the damaging cyber intrusion of the State Department in recent months used that perch to penetrate sensitive parts of the White House computer system, according to U.S. officials briefed on the investigation.<p>While the White House has said the breach only …

U.S. State Department

Why You Forget: 5 Strange Facts About Memory

Memory can be a playful thing. It collects minute details from childhood events, yet leaves us wondering where we left our keys.<p>There are several …

The Brain

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Proof that nobody loves Pi Day more than Neil deGrasse Tyson

For all things math and science, our go-to guy is (duh) Neil deGrasse Tyson.<p>The beloved astrophysicist can pique our interest in just about any …

10 powerful foods to eat the moment you feel anxious or stressed

<b>By Dr. Mercola</b><p>What does food have to do with your stress levels? More than you might realize. About 40 percent of Americans say that stress drives …

Why painful memories linger with us

If we didn’t forget pain, women would never go through childbirth twice – or so says the myth. But the truth is that agonising memories don’t always diminish.<p>If you visit someone with a newborn baby, their description of the pain of childbirth often includes the phrase “never again”. One friend …

Pain Really Is All In Your Head. Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

Sam Smith “Lay Me Down” video: Smith takes a stand on marriage equality in his new video (VIDEO).

Sam Smith made many headlines in 2014—mostly for his acclaimed debut album, his six Grammy nominations, and his three Top 10 singles, but also for …

LGBTQI

Two Oscar Front-Runners Get Awesomely Silly As Movie Villains

Julianne Moore and Eddie Redmayne probably wish their new movies were coming out after awards season. But they're both a scream in Seventh Son and Jupiter Ascending.<p>Eddie Redmayne and Julianne Moore are this year's Oscar favorites for a pair of performances in which they recreate what it's like to …

Call of Duty 2015 is scheduled for fall from Treyarch, creator of Black Ops and zombies

Treyarch is developing the 2015 version of Call of Duty, and it will be released this fall, CEO of Activision Publishing Eric Hirshberg confirmed today during an earnings call.<p>Treyarch created Call of Duty's zombie mode, which became ubiquitous. Its series games include <i>Call of Duty: World at War</i>,</i> …

Call of Duty

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