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Satanist And Christian Holiday Displays To Go Up At Michigan Capitol

Two very different holiday displays will share the grounds of the Michigan State Capitol next week: a traditional Christian Nativity and an exhibit by the Satanic Temple. The situation has brought controversy — and energized Christians who realized that a planned Nativity was in danger of being …

B.C. urged not to enforce new federal prostitution law

More than a dozen community groups have signed a letter urging B.C.'s Justice Minister to establish new guidelines that say it is not in the public interest to prosecute individuals under the country's new sex worker legislation.<p>The letter, which was released Wednesday by the Pivot Legal Society, …

A Prescription to End Drinking

Data on Medicine for Alcohol Disorders Pushes Doctors Beyond 12-Step Programs<p>New understanding of how alcohol affects the brain is prompting addiction experts to make a push for using medications to help people quit or cut down on excessive drinking.<p>For years, treatment has meant 28 days of rehab …

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NOAA Arctic Report Card Shows a Rapid Rise in Arctic Air Temperatures

Arctic air temperatures are still increasing at twice the rate of global air temperatures, a NOAA-led report has found.<p>This year’s Arctic Report …

Nigeria sentences 54 troops to death for mutiny

ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria has sentenced 54 soldiers to death by firing squad for mutiny while fighting against insurgents in the northeast, their lawyer said on Thursday.<p>Another five were acquitted and discharged in the secret trial, lawyer Femi Falana said.<p>They were the first batch of 97 soldiers …

Mexico vigilantes in deadly shoot-out

A shoot-out between rival vigilantes in Mexico's western Michoacan state has left 11 dead, authorities have said.<p>The incident, which occurred on Tuesday, signaled a renewed unrest in an area President Enrique Pena Nieto's government said had been pacified.<p>The federal government's security …

Palestinian draft resolution to UN calls for Israel occupation end by 2017

Jordan formally submitted to the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday a draft resolution calling for peace between Israel and the Palestinians within one year and an end to Israel's occupation of Palestinian territories by the end of 2017.<p>The Palestinian-drafted resolution was formally …

Menchie's Army: How Apple, Disney and the Israeli Military Inspire America's Largest Frozen Yoghurt Chain

Since Amit Kleinberger was appointed chief executive six years ago at the age of 27, he has grown Menchie’s from a single store in Los Angeles into the world’s largest self-serve frozen yoghurt franchise.<p>Founded by Adam and Danna Caldwell in 2007, the business now has revenues of $178m, almost 500 …

Sorry, Haters: Facebook Won’t Add a ‘Dislike’ Button

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Congress Passes $577 Billion Bill To Expand The Fight Against ISIS

An EA-18G Growler launches from the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) in this U.S. Navy picture taken in the Arabian Gulf October 28, 2014.US Navy/REUTERS<p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress approved an annual defense policy bill on Friday that authorizes American training …

Interfenestration on the Veranda! Put a window in that wall!

This brain network is why humans rule reasoning - Futurity

When it comes to reasoning, we have an edge over other primates. New research identifies what sets the human brain apart.

Digging Massive Tunnels Deep Under London

Workers are tunneling out a whole new Underground<p>London's Crossrail is a railway system -- currently the largest construction project in Europe -- that will run partially underground, and is designed to create a faster link between the center of London and its outlying areas. Trains will start …

Xbox One breaks the PS4's winning streak with 1.2 million sales in November

Sony's PlayStation 4 has been at the top of the next-generation sales charts for almost its entire lifespan, but Microsoft just broke through in a big way. According to the latest NPD data drop, the Xbox One was the number one selling console in both the US and the UK for November. The PS4 had …

Xbox One outsold PS4 in the US and UK last month, Microsoft says

For the first time in a long time, Microsoft's Xbox One beat Sony's PlayStation 4 in monthly sales in the United States, according to data from Microsoft and the NPD Group.<p>November set a new record for sales of Xbox One, Microsoft said in a statement, and was the best-selling console in the U.S. …

Qualcomm to invest $40M in four Chinese companies

Qualcomm has invested $40 million in four Chinese companies as well as the China Walden Venture Investments fund.<p>It will be interesting to see if the moves defuse Qualcomm’s legal troubles in China. The San Diego, Calif.-based company is so dominant in mobile processors that it faces antitrust …

Best of Late Night TV: Mark Wahlberg's Prosthetic Penis and Dwayne Johnson's Intense Staredown

<i>If you're like us and value your sleep, you probably nodded off into your Ambien dreamland before the party started on post-prime time TV. Don't worry; we've got you covered. Here's the best of what happened last night on late night.</i><p>The time has come for another round of our favorite "Tonight Show" …