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Texans to “practice counter-insurgency” while U.S. special forces participate in Operation Jade Helm

“If a team member sees two Humvees full of soldiers driving through town, they’re going to follow them”<p>In response to the multi-state military exercise organized by the federal government, a group of very concerned Texans have organized what they're calling "Counter Jade Helm," in which "citizens …

Special Forces

Humans 'will become God-like cyborgs within 200 years'

The amalgamation of man and machine will be the ‘biggest evolution in biology’ claims Professor Yuval Noah Harari<p>Wealthy humans are likely become cyborgs within 200 years as they gradually merge with technology like computers and smart phones, a historian has claimed.<p>Yuval Noah Harari, a professor …

9 Injured When Fireworks Misfire in Colorado

US shark attacks: two teenagers lose limbs on same North Carolina beach

Two teenagers seriously injured in twin attacks within hours of each other on the same beach on Sunday, terrifying beachgoers<p>Two teenagers were seriously injured in two separate shark attacks off the coast of the same North Carolina town on Sunday, terrifying beachgoers and prompting one witness to …

North Carolina

Rosetta mission: What is it and why will it crash into a comet today?

What is the Rosetta mission?<p>Rosetta is a ground-breaking £1 billion mission launched in 2004 to chase, orbit, and land on a comet. It's coming to an end today after 13 years.<p>The spacecraft spent 10 years chasing comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko almost 500 million miles from Earth, before landing a …

This is the NRA’s worst nightmare: The new gun safety study that gun nuts don’t want you to hear about

Think gun safety reforms don’t actually reduce violent crime? Connecticut debunks that tired myth<p>A law requiring people to apply for a permit before buying a handgun helped Connecticut quietly reduce its firearm-related homicide rate by 40 percent, according to a new study out from Johns Hopkins …

Guns

Florida teacher doesn’t understand why it was a bad idea to out one of her students as a lesbian

A middle school instructor allegedly asked preteens to reveal their sexuality but thinks her suspension is unfair<p>A Florida middle school teacher has been suspended from her job without pay after allegedly outing a female student and asking another boy if he was gay. She doesn't seem to see a …

Education

A banner week for Fox News racism: McKinney & attacks on a desegregation initiative show the white-grievance network at its worst

Are you an abusive white cop, or a rich person facing the scourge of mixed income housing? Fox is there for you<p>It’s well documented that Roger Ailes built Fox News after earlier work to establish openly conservative television projects failed. From his Nixon-era efforts to create a …

Obama Administration

Fox News’ big welfare lie gets demolished: The shiftless moocher meme is one giant myth

Conservatives punish welfare recipients to force them to find work, but what about the millions who have jobs?<p>You might recall a spate of stories from about a month ago involving state legislatures pushing measures intended to make life even more difficult for low-income recipients of government …

Republicans

Nubia's bezel-free Z9 smartphone is coming to the US

If I had a nickel for every "ugh, too much bezel!" comment, I'd have... well, a few bucks anyway. That's why it's good news that Nubia's borderless 5.2-inch Z9 smartphone is coming to the US next quarter at a rather tempting price. We already previewed the Z9 when it came to China last month, so …

Mobile Technology

Will dictators disappear?

Is a future without dictatorships realistic? Rachel Nuwer investigates.<p>Citizens living in democracies often associate dictatorships with repression, human rights abuses, poverty and turmoil. Indeed, dictatorships have cost untold lives, including up to 49 million Russian deaths under Joseph Stalin, …

Political Science

GOP’s diabolical health care scheme: What their Obamacare “fix” is really all about

A new paper explains why the Senate GOP’s Obamacare “fix” wouldn’t fix anything. That’s the point.<p>The American Academy of Actuaries has issued a policy brief that succinctly explains how health insurance markets would melt down if the Supreme Court invalidates premium subsidies for plans purchased …

Health Care

Rashida Jones' documentary shows how porn companies lure teenage girls

Rashida Jones tackles the adult film industry in a new documentary, "Hot Girls Wanted," warning teen girls against the allure of the porn world.<p>The biggest draw to the porn industry seems to be the promise of fame, but most aspiring porn stars will remain unknown.<p>"Not to blame pop culture but …

FTC sues four cancer charities over $187 million scam

The Federal Trade Commission has accused four cancer charities of defrauding well-meaning donors for over $187 million. Today, the FTC and law enforcement groups from all 50 states have filed a complaint against the Cancer Fund of America, Cancer Support Services, Children’s Cancer Fund of America, …

Corruption

Inside Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh's radical management experiment that prompted 14% of employees to quit

On March 24, Zappos' 1,500 or so employees got a memo from CEO Tony Hsieh.<p>"This is a long email," it began. "Please take 30 minutes to read through the email in its entirety."<p>It concerned the retailer's transition to "Holacracy," a manager-free operating structure that is composed, in theory, of …

Team Building

Microsoft’s invasion of Android continues with another fantastic looking app

In case you haven’t noticed, Microsoft has been on a real roll lately when it comes to releasing great Android apps. Microsoft is looking to continue …

Try this now: An addictive website that can identify almost any image you throw at it

Have you ever snapped a picture of a flower or bird that you’ve never seen before and wished you had a simple and fast way to identify it? If so, …

How Canada made the Koch brothers rich

The attacks were nasty.<p>In the winter of 2011, Karen Kleiss, a reporter with the <i>Edmonton Journal</i>, wrote a story about how Koch Industries Inc. had …

Koch Industries
Immigration

How a then-24-year-old filmmaker exposed the Taser industry in a bombshell new documentary

Berardini got word of an in-custody death by the Moberly Police Department and was one of the first reporters on the scene.<p>Witnesses told him 23-year-old Stanley Harlan had been pulled over by the Moberly police in front of his house. Harlan got out of his car, had a conversation with the officer …

Law Enforcement

21 mouthwatering photos of authentic Mexican food

From chili-dipped popsicles to poblano peppers stuffed with oozing cheese, these dishes will leave you with a serious craving for Mexican food.<p>Luckily, we've included recipes so you can make these tasty treats at home.

Mexico

Meet the Next Generation of Terrorists Who Support ISIS

The documentary Among the Believers provides an eye-opening behind the scenes portrait of the Red Mosque in Islamabad, Pakistan, which trains young …

This anti-gay movie is true evil: What are Rand Paul and Mike Huckabee doing in the vile “documentary” “Light Wins”?

“Light Wins” is 2015’s most bigoted, dishonest and disgusting film. Doesn’t matter to two GOP presidential hopefuls<p>“Prayer, God and his commandments were kicked out of the classroom because they might influence children not to lie, steal and kill. But ushered into that void was a dark agenda that …

LGBTQI

Don't Believe Everything You Read: Lower Fuel Prices Aren't Why U.S. Airlines Are Earning Big Profits

The nation’s largest airlines last week reported ridiculous – for them – first-quarter profits. And it had far less to do with the price of oil and jet fuel than you’ve probably read.<p>Oh, to be sure, a 43 percent drop in the price of a gallon of jet fuel in the first quarter this year vs. the first …

Profit

35 books everyone should read at least once in their lifetime

Whether they're written for children, sci-fi lovers, mathematicians, or fiction aficionados, certain stories transcend their genre and should be read by everyone.<p>In a Reddit thread, users were asked what is a book that everyone needs to read at least once in their life?<p>So in honor of World Book …

Literature

Mexican girl who was wrongly seized and sent to US is reunited with family

When a woman in Texas claimed that Alondra Luna Nunez was her long-lost daughter, the girl's real parents in Mexico say they presented more than a dozen documents from baptismal records and a copy of her birth certificate to family photographs. They were sure it was enough to demonstrate her true …

On 5th Anniversary Week of BP Disaster -- Another Oil Industry Trick to Keep America Addicted to Oil

On this fifth anniversary week of the disastrous BP oil spill into the Gulf of Mexico, it becomes clearer and clearer that oil spills are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to damage the oil industry is doing to our one and only planet.<p>The Gulf -- and its economy -- is still recovering from …

Oil

The Tea Party will never understand the Constitution: What the right misses about its favorite document

GOP candidates constantly invoke the Constitution. A Yale Law professor reveals what they all fail to understand<p>With the 2016 election cycle having kicked into first-gear already, any American who hasn't inured themselves to the monotonous (and often ultimately meaningless) repetition of the word …

Tea Party

Russia and America: Stumbling to War

Of course, alliances are now Putin’s weakest point. Russia does not have a single ally committed to supporting Moscow in war. Nevertheless, one …

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