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The NSA spied on Congress, too

Just because the United States said it stopped spying on friendly foreign heads of state like Germany's Angela Merkel, doesn't mean that Uncle Sam actually has. Eavesdropping has actually continued and the list of targets included Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> …

UVA fraternity at the center of discredited rape article is suing Rolling Stone

"After 130 days of living under a cloud of suspicion as a result of reckless reporting by Rolling Stone Magazine, today the Virginia Alpha Chapter of Phi Kappa Psi announced plans to pursue all available legal action against the magazine," the UVA Phi Psi chapter wrote in Monday's statement.<p>The …

Sushi chef kicks woman out of restaurant for asking him to hold the rice, manga author approves

The legendary <b>creator of Lone Wolf and Cub</b> has no patience for such <b>affronts to fine dining</b>.<p>Despite being 79 years old, <b>Kazuo Koike</b>, author of iconic …

Argentina's outgoing president has refused to give up her official Twitter account

What marks the difference between grandeur and pettiness?<p>Argentina’s recently termed-out president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner seems to have her own answer to that question.<p>Since her Peronist party lost the presidential elections in October, she has been embroiled in a series of questionable …

Argentina

Japanese schoolgirl culture: cute or creepy?

It's hard to miss the images of Japanese schoolgirls on advertisements, anime and music videos on the streets of Tokyo.<p>The schoolgirl trend has been …

Japan

Super-Simple, Super-Spicy Mongolian Beef Recipe

"This is a great-tasting recipe that is easy to prepare ahead and takes minutes to actually cook it! Serve with rice and veggie side for a nice …

#freethenipple or #hidethenipple?

With a recent wave of activity in Iceland, #freethenipple is a vital movement with a powerful message. But what are the reasons we might want to cover up?<p>Last week, the #freethenipple movement skyrocketed in virality again when Icelandic student Adda Þóreyjardóttir Smáradóttir posted a photo of …

Denver man imprisoned 28 years to be freed after bond posted

DENVER (AP) — A judge on Tuesday cleared the way for the release of a man who has spent 28 years behind bars for a rape he says he did not commit, …

Study: Some cardiac arrest victims ignore warning symptoms

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sudden cardiac arrest may not always be so sudden: New research suggests a lot of people may ignore potentially life-saving warning …

San Bernardino shooter's visa approved despite problems, lawmaker says

Congressman says US immigration officials failed and suggests Tashfeen Malik was the beneficiary of a lapsed government vetting process<p>US immigration officials failed to obtain required proof from the San Bernardino shooter Tashfeen Malik that she had met her US citizen fiance in person, but …

America’s gun problem has everything to do with America’s masculinity problem

After US president Obama’s call for restrictions on assault weapons on Dec. 6, Americans went gun shopping.<p>That Monday, The New York Times reports that stock prices for gun makers Smith & Wesson and Ruger soared. Guns sold well on Black Friday, too, the day after three people were shot dead at a …

Guns

GOP sexism on fire: The renewed War on Terror allows Republicans to let their inner misogynist caveman come screaming out

<b>(Reuters/Mike Blake)</b><p>After months of pretending to respect women, the terrorism-centric debate let GOP sexism come roaring out Tuesday<p>Amanda Marcotte<p>December 16, 2015 4:56pm (UTC)<p>Ever wary of the "war on women" charge, Republican presidential candidates this year have been mindful to keep up the …

Navy stealth destroyer rescues fisherman

<b>(CNN) —</b> The USS Zumwalt has yet to officially join the Navy's fleet as one of its most advanced destroyer ships, but it has already helped bring a man to safety.<p>The advanced guided missile destroyer, which boasts stealth capabilities and will one day help support Special Operations forces, …

Military

Kids under 16 could be 'banned from the internet' by EU lawmakers

Parents could soon be made to approve their teenagers’ use of social media and chat apps if a last-minute change to data protection laws makes the cut in final discussions starting in the EU tomorrow.<p>The law would make it illegal for companies to handle data from anyone aged 15 or under without …

Police crackdown -- Tokyo train gropers beware!

Watch out, metro molesters: copping a pinch will get you pinched by the cops<p>As reported in a BBC article, Tokyo police have begun a week-long operation aimed at cracking down on pervy gropers, who for decades have terrorized female train riders in Tokyo. According to the article, last year 6,000 …

Turner Broadcasting

WATCH: Ohio gun nut oozes white privilege as he explains his ‘right’ to terrorize black neighborhood

A white gun owner and a black barbershop owner sat down to discuss their differences after an angry confrontation that was captured last week in a …

Guns

Trump Leads National GOP Horserace, Cruz Surges Into 2nd Place

Donald Trump has moved back into the lead of the 2016 Republican presidential contest, while Ted Cruz has surged into second place, according to a new national NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.<p>Meanwhile, Ben Carson — who was ahead in the poll back in late October — has dropped 18 points to fourth …

Paris-style terror attack fears hit London restaurant trade

British capital's pub and restaurant trade saw sales dip in weeks after the atrocities in French city, industry research reveals<p>Worried Britons stayed away from restaurants and bars in London in the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks, a new report shows.<p>The capital's pub and restaurant trade saw …

The Week in Review: Trump’s Controversies & Rising Poll Numbers

Real estate mogul and 2016 presidential candidate Donald Trump led newscasts, web pages, front pages, press conferences and pundit discussions throughout this week, first for his call to ban Muslims from entering the U.S., then for the onslaught of criticism he received, and finally when his …

Donald Trump: Cop killers should face death penalty

The Republican presidential front-runner defends his stance on banning Muslims from the United States for now, saying the American people are coming around to his view, and picks up crucial endorsement<p>Donald Trump has said he will impose the death penalty on anybody who kills a police officer, if …

Beauty Is Broken

It’s always been a man’s possession — and that’s why it failed.<p>I <b>was 11 years old</b> when I first recognized that men’s perception of beauty revolves …

Feminism

America's middle class is smaller than ever

For the first time in more than 40 years, the middle class is no longer a majority in the US, according to data released by the Pew Research Center.<p>This year, "120.8 million adults were in middle-income households, compared with 121.3 million [adults] in lower and upper-income households …

Trump 'postpones' Israel trip after Netanyahu criticism

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Donald Trump said Thursday that he is postponing his trip to Israel, just a day after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned his proposal to ban U.S. travel for all Muslims.<p>"I have decided to postpone my trip to Israel and to schedule my meeting with @Netanyahu at a later …

FBI informed California shooter "planned attack in 2012"

Investigators trying to find out the truth about the California couple who went on a ISIL-inspired shooting rampage in San Bernardino have revealed the man, Syed Farook, had planned an attack in 2012 but pulled out.<p>A former neighbour has told the FBI of Syed’s plan, allegedly with an unidentified …

In Wake of San Bernardino, Sheriffs Urge Residents to Carry Guns

Several sheriffs are urging Americans to take the fight against terrorism into their own hands in the wake of the mass shooting in San Bernardino, California.<p>Sheriffs in New York, Florida and Kentucky are joining a growing chorus asking Americans who are licensed to carry guns to do so. Ulster …

In San Bernardino Shooting, Patriarchy Pulled the Trigger

I am all for religious liberty and the freedom to wear whatever you want, including full-metal burka, but the relatives of American-born, Redlands-residing, "ISIS-sympathizing" (according to Farook's own father) terrorist, Syed Rizwan Farook, insult our intelligence when they proclaimed, through …

Race-Baiting CNN Host Is Shocked At Grandma's Answers To His Questions

<i>Navy veteran, wife of cop, grandmother and outspoken mother (with one son she helped to put in prison) answers CNN host, Don Lemon’s questions about</i> …

Obama to Nation: Terrorist Threat to U.S. Is 'Evolving' but Beatable

In only his third address to the nation from the Oval Office, President Barack Obama reassured Americans on Sunday night that the United States is equipped to meet the dangerous and "evolving" threat of terrorism.<p>As U.S. and other Western responses have gained ground against organized, wide-scale …