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Brazil hosts pole dancing world cup

More than 150 pole dancers from around the world are competing in the annual Pole World Cup in Rio de Janeiro.<p>Contestants from 36 countries are taking part in the three-day competition with judges looking at the difficulty of the moves and artistic performance.<p>Tim Allman reports.

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China training for 'short, sharp war' against Japan

US military analyst says Beijing's military exercises designed to invade and gain control of the disputed Senkaku islands<p>China is stepping up its training for a "short, sharp war" designed to seize the disputed Senkaku islands from Japan, according to the head of US naval intelligence in the …

Bill Moyers: Trans-Pacific trade pact is death for democracy

<b>Many of you know</b> I’ve been covering TPP (the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement) for a while now — for example, here. Obama and the rest of …

Woman's Intense 3-Hour Orgasm Lands Her In The Hospital (VIDEO)

Orgasms are beautiful, magical things aren't they? But too much of something isn't always a good thing.<p>Take Liz. She had sex with her lover and had an orgasm that lasted three hours.<p>She finally had to go to the ER to get it to stop.<p><i>CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated Liz</i> …

NASA Confirms: Yes, Voyager Has Exited The Solar System

Pushing the frontier of space exploration, Voyager became the first man-made object to leave the solar system. NASA confirmed Thursday that the spacecraft left the solar system more than a year ago, traveling in the space between stars.<p>Voyager 1 first launched into space in 1977 to study the outer …

Emanuel to appear on Letterman Monday

Mayor Rahm Emanuel will hit the late night talk show couch Monday, sitting for an interview with David Letterman.<p>Emanuel will fly to New York Monday to tape the segment and fly back to Chicago that night, mayoral spokeswoman Sarah Hamilton said.<p>Emanuel's appearance is timed to coincide with the …

Incredible Graham Cracker Dessert Recipes (PHOTOS)

Compared to the other two ingredients of s'mores, chocolate and marshmallows, it is no surprise that graham crackers often get overlooked. But it's time they got some attention -- after all, they're not only a staple of one of our favorite classic campfire desserts, but they also are widely …

UK took three weeks to act over data at New York Times, says Guardian

Alan Rusbridger hits back at Downing Street's claims in high court that it 'urgently' needed access to leaked GCHQ files<p>The government took more than three weeks to act on authoritative information about the whereabouts of a collection of secret intelligence data leaked by the whistleblower Edward …

Lawmaker wants Morrison book off Ala. reading list

An Ala. state lawmaker wants Toni Morrison's first book banned; calls it 'objectionable.'<p>An Alabama state senator is pushing to remove the first novel of Nobel and Pulitzer winner Toni Morrison from state reading lists on the grounds that its content and language are "objectionable."<p>State Sen. Bill …

Hello Kitty Themed Planes Are Coming To The U.S.

The Taiwanese airline EVA Air is making every 4-year-old traveler's dream come true, announcing they are bringing a Hello-Kitty themed plane to the United States.<p><i>Business Traveller</i> magazine broke the news, saying the undeniably cute plane will begin flying the Los-Angeles-to-Taoyuan route in …

Scientists Learn to Grow 'Mini' Human Brains in a Lab

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A team of scientists at the Institute of Molecular Biotechnology in Austria have developed a method …

Fukushima radiation set to hit the U.S. by 2014

<b>Simulation showing the ten-year trajectory of the radiation released after the Fukushima disaster (Screenshot, Adrift.org.au)</b><p>Fortunately, it should be harmless<p>Lindsay Abrams<p>August 29, 2013 4:05pm (UTC)<p>Unless you were one of the 160,000 thousand people in the near vicinity of the Fukushima disaster …

Meet 115, the Newest Element on the Periodic Table

The extremely heavy element was just confirmed by scientists in Sweden.<p><b>If you've learned all the elements from actinium to zirconium, it's time to head back to the periodic table, where there's a new, extremely heavy element in town.</b><p><b>The new element doesn't have an official name yet, so scientists</b> …

4 Fruitsicles So Good You Might Forget Summer Is Almost Over

Fresh fruit and vegetables are always best, no doubt about that. But in the hot summer months it's refreshing to snack on a cold, frozen treat. Ever since I picked up this awesome popsicle mold, I've been having way too much fun experimenting with sweet and even savory ice pop recipes.<p>Since I never …

Make Your Own Wood Butter to Keep Your Wooden Utensils and Furniture Looking Lovely

Wood utensils aren't too difficult to care for. but over time however, even the best wooden spoons, bowls, cutting boards, and even furniture like …

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Moroccan Preserved Lemons

122<p>48<p>4<p>Shares 174<p>Although it’s possible to buy <i>citrons confits</i> at Arab markets here in Paris, making <b>Moroccan Preserved Lemons</b> couldn’t be easier and …

Endangered white-cheeked gibbon born at Lincoln Park Zoo

A white-cheeked gibbon was born at the Lincoln Park Zoo's Helen C. Brach Primate House, zoo officials said Monday.<p>The primate was born on Aug. 16 and is the fourth offspring for father, Caruso, and mother, Burma, officials said. Officials have not determined the gender of the baby and officials …

Colorado Town May Issue Licenses To Shoot Down Drones

Drones have not been spotted flying over the little town of Deer Trail, Colo., about 55 miles east of Denver.<p>But that hasn't stopped an effort by some in the town of 550 residents to make it legal to shoot down the unmanned aerial vehicles.<p>On Oct. 8, people there "will vote on whether to issue …

Eurogroup chief becomes latest to admit Greece on course for third bailout

Jeroen Dijsselbloem's comments cast shadow over news that eurozone companies are reporting strong growth<p>Jeroen Dijsselbloem, the Dutch finance minister, is the latest senior politician to concede that Greece may yet need a third bailout, casting a shadow over news that eurozone companies are …

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Jesus Needs Reza Aslan, Author of 'Zealot'

Kirsten Powers talks to the writer about why Muslims rarely write about Christianity.<p>What is it about Reza Aslan that has unhinged so many people?<p>The …

Author Sophie Fontanel Decides That No Sex At All Is Better Than Bad Sex

Sophie Fontanel is a novelist and the senior editor at French <i>Elle</i>. She also chose to be celibate from age 27 to age 39. The English translation of …

Obama’s former adviser ridicules statement that NSA doesn’t spy on Americans

United States President Barack Obama insists his government isn’t in the business of domestic surveillance, but one of his former advisers says …

Quinn cancels Democratic rally at State Fair

SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Pat Quinn is tossing aside the decades-old tradition of Democrats throwing a political rally at the Illinois State Fair, but he denies that’s because Democrats are in disarray, he got booed heavily last year or that he’s facing a tough primary challenger.<p>No, the Democratic …