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Macy's closing up to 40 more stores

Macy's plans to shut as many as 40 more stores in early 2016, picking up the pace of its closings.<p>The chain said it has yet to identify the stores it will shutter. The stores account for 1% of total sales, even though they make up more than 5% of Macy's locations.<p>Over the past five years combined, …

Josh Duggar ‘No Remorse’? Will Anna Exit As Jessa Seewald & In-Laws React To Infidelity? [Video]

Josh Duggar began his life in the public eye as just one of the <i>19 Kids And Counting</i> close-knit Duggar family on reality TV. But now, since the news …

Queen Elizabeth II turns 90! Here are her best celeb encounters

Happy birthday to the Queen! England's Queen Elizabeth II turns 90 today, an occasion celebrated with pomp, circumstance, and some adorable pictures of her great-grandchildren.<p>Last year, the Queen became the longest-reigning monarch in British history, surpassing her great-great grandmother Queen …

British 12-year-old smarter than Einstein, Hawking

<b>(CNN) —</b> A 12-year-old girl who had an inkling she might be quite clever has taken a test and proved she was absolutely right.<p>Lydia Sebastian achieved the top score of 162 on Mensa's Cattell III B paper, suggesting she has a higher IQ than well-known geniuses Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking.<p>The …

Stephen Hawking

Tucson's UFO Mystery Revealed

Arizona's unexplained lights in the sky have finally been explained.<p>We've seen reports of UFOs that turn out to be balloons, and others that are military aircraft, privately-owned drones, Chinese lanterns, even birds, insects and the planet Venus.<p>The mystery behind this UFO is a new one to us. But …

Pastor and Beloved Professor Who Was Outed as Ashley Madison User Commits Suicide

A pastor and seminary teacher who was exposed as a member of Ashley Madison — the dating website that facilitates hookups between married individuals — has taken his own life.<p>Dr. John Gibson (New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary)<p>Dr. John Gibson, 56, a communications professor at New Orleans …

How wealthy is the Queen? Not as rich as you think

Queen Elizabeth II may be one of the most influential women in the world, but Her Majesty's wealth has declined in comparison to other billionaires over her six-decade reign, according to Bloomberg.<p>The Queen, who today becomes the longest-serving monarch in British history, is worth £277m, a mere …

Queen Elizabeth II

The Terror and Tedium of Living Like Thoreau

When you’re alone in a cabin in the Alaskan wilderness, the simplest question becomes the most complicated: How do you fill a day?<p>A couple of years ago, I woke to three birds circling over my body, barking. I’d been sleeping in a bivouac, a kind of raincoat for a sleeping bag, camped in the tundra …

Drug Suspect Hides Loaded Gun In Vagina

"That was an extremely dangerous situation for everyone."<p>A suspect in a Texas drug bust also faces a charge of unlawful carry after she admitted to concealing a loaded handgun in her vagina.<p>Waco Police stopped driver Gabriel Garcia, 30, around 11 p.m. Monday for a traffic violation near an …

Smith & Wesson

What Teachers Aren't Learning

<b>By Jeffrey Cipriani</b><p>Sitting in the back of the classroom, right cheek pressed to a desk and tears drying on her chin, Mya squeezes a stress ball and smells a stick of lavender while I talk about units of measurement.<p>"Mr. Cipriani," Jose whispers as I pass his desk. "Read this." He hands me a written …

Education

Convert or die: ISIS chief's former slave says he beat her, raped U.S. hostage

<b>(CNN) —</b> When ISIS came for Zeinat and her family, they ran, terrified, for the safety of the mountains. They had heard the horror stories and knew only too well what might happen to them if they stayed in their home.<p>But they were too late; stranded at the foot of Iraq's Mount Sinjar by the huge …

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After White Guy’s Poem Was Repeatedly Rejected, He Thought of Crazy Idea to Subvert ‘Politically Correct Poetry Business’ — and It Worked

Michael Derrick Hudson reportedly submitted his poem, “The Bees, the Flowers, Jesus Ancient Tigers, Poseidon, Adam and Eve,” multiple times, but was rejected every single time.<p>Then Hudson came up with an idea that he felt would be an effective way of “subverting what he believes to be a politically …

New ‘Giant’ Virus Reanimated After Being Frozen in Ice for 30,000 Years — Why Scientists Say It ‘Should Be of Concern’

It’s not the first time within the last year that scientists have managed to “reanimate” an ancient virus frozen for thousands of years in permafrost, but they more recently reported a “fourth type of giant virus.”<p>Two viruses were isolated and identified — Pithovirus and Mollivirus — from a …

Vergara, Cuoco-Sweeting are highest-paid TV actresses

<b>(CNN) —</b> Sofia Vergara's role as brash and beautiful Gloria on the hit ABC sitcom "Modern Family" has been very good for her -- to the tune of $28.5 million.<p>Her "Modern Family" role, plus endorsements for CoverGirl and Head & Shoulders, has made her the world's highest-paid television actress for …

32 incredible powers of Queen Elizabeth II you didn't know she had

Her Majesty may not wield the tyrannical powers of the British monarchs of old, but she's still not like you or me.<p>The historic "prerogative powers" of the Sovereign have been devolved largely to government ministers, but this still means that when the British government declares war, regulates the …

Queen Elizabeth II

31 Cheap And Easy Last-Minute DIY Gifts They'll Actually Want

Just because you're cheap and lazy doesn't mean your friends and family have to suffer.

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