Justin Bluer

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Revisiting the Rwandan Genocide: How Churches Became Death Traps

On a summer afternoon in 1994, David Guttenfelder took a taxi from the Rwandan capital Kigali to the nearby region of Bugesera. He walked inside the Ntarama Church and began taking photographs of people who had been murdered by their neighbors. They had come to the small, red-brick church from all …

Karzai: US must respect Afghan sovereignty

1 / 5<p>In this photo released by the Turkish Presidency Press Office, Turkish Abdullah Gul, second right, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, …

322 Tetrads and the Time of Jacob's Trouble

50 Ministers Bless Gay Marriage Of Bill Gatewood And Rick Taylor, Showing Solidarity With Rev. Frank Schaefer

Bill Gatewood and Rick Taylor only needed one minister to marry them at their longtime place of worship, Arch Street United Methodist Church.<p>Instead, they got fifty.<p>Risking the loss of their credentials, the ministers came to show their support of same-sex marriage, an issue currently being hotly …

David Eckert Appears To Clench His Buttocks; Cops Order Enemas, Colonoscopy, X-Ray For Non-Existent Drugs

A New Mexico man is alleging abuse after authorities conducted three enemas, a colonoscopy, an X-ray and several cavity searches on him simply because he appeared to clench his buttocks.<p>David Eckert's attorney recently filed a federal lawsuit on his behalf over the Jan. 3 incident, in which police …

Why Did America Kill My Mother? Pakistani Drone Victim Comes To Congress For Answer

WASHINGTON -- He thought little of the U.S. drone buzzing over his family's house one day last year, its incessant sound just one more addition to the rhythm of daily life in northwest Pakistan.<p>As he walked home from school, his grandmother told him to eat a snack before coming to the field to help …

Iran Nuclear Talks: 7 World Powers Meet In Vienna This Week To Continue Negotiations

Iranian negotiators hold this week a series of meetings in Vienna meant to lay the groundwork for substantial progress in talks with world powers in Geneva on November 7-8.<p>On Monday UN atomic watchdog head Yukiya Amano will meet Abbass Araqchi, deputy foreign minister and Tehran's chief nuclear …

Police Shoot And Kill Andy Lopez, 13-Year-Old Boy Carrying Pellet Gun

Sheriff’s deputies in Santa Rosa, Calif. shot and killed a 13-year-old boy who was holding a pellet gun that resembled an AK-47 assault rifle on Tuesday.<p>In a press conference Wednesday, Lt. Paul Henry of the Santa Rosa Police Department said that two Sonoma County Sheriff’s Deputies were patrolling …

How A Drug Raid Gone Wrong Sparked A Call For Change In The Unlikeliest State In The Nation

This article is the first in a six-part series about the drug war and police reform.<p>OGDEN, Utah -- It's late summer, and the house at 3268 Jackson Ave. has been boarded up for months. The front door, riddled with bullet holes, is pasted over with police tape and a "No Trespassing" sign. As Erna …

Obamacare Website Failure Threatens Health Coverage For Millions Of Americans

A broken website imperils the largest expansion of the American safety net since the Great Society.<p>More than two weeks into the disastrous rollout of HealthCare.gov, the website created by President Barack Obama's health care reform law still isn't working right.<p>"The website that was supposed to do …

Beijing to restrict private car use to tackle pollution

<b>China's capital, Beijing, has announced measures to combat worsening air pollution, state-run media report.</b><p>They include taking half of the city's four million private cars off the roads on days when there are serious levels of pollution.<p>The system will be based on a vehicle's licence plate - odd …

11 Reasons Why A Government Shutdown Is Terrible For You

The government is hours away from its first shutdown since 1996. Here's why it would be awful:<p><b>1. HUGE NUMBER OF FURLOUGHS:</b> As many as 800,000 of the country's 2.1 million federal workers could be furloughed as the result of a shutdown.<p><b>2. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ON HOLD:</b> The head of the …

Obamacare Launches Today -- What Happens Now?

Obamacare is here.<p>Nearly 1,300 days after President Barack Obama signed his signature health care reform program into law, its most important feature finally takes effect. Americans are about to get their first hint of whether Obamacare will work for the 48 million people who lack health insurance …

Congressmen Still Boozing As Government Shuts Down

With just hours to go until a government shutdown, Congressmen couldn't seem to agree on much except the fact that drinks were in order.<p>Reporters tweeted Monday night that they could smell booze on the lawmakers working to strike a last-minute spending deal on Capitol Hill:<p>HuffPost asked one …

Cheater Meant To Text Mistress, But Texted Wife Instead (PHOTO)

Word to the wise: If you have the audacity to start an affair, you better have the skills to keep it under wraps.<p>The guy who presumably sent the text below clearly doesn't possess those skills. He's probably regretting sending this little doozy of a message right about now:<p>Most awkward text <i>ever?</i> …

Nearly One In 10 U.S. Watersheds Is 'Stressed'; Demand For Water Outpacing Supply: CIRES Study

Nearly one in 10 watersheds in the United States is "stressed," with demand for water exceeding natural supply -- a trend that appears likely to become the new normal, according to a recent study.<p>"By midcentury, we expect to see less reliable surface water supplies in several regions of the United …

Man gets nearly 27 years in Mass. child porn case

1 / 5<p>This undated booking photo released in a document by the U.S. District Court shows Geoffrey Portway, scheduled for sentencing in federal court …

Syrian chemical weapons deal sign of U.S. 'rationality': Iran

DUBAI (Reuters) - A deal between Russia and the United States to remove Syria's chemical arsenal was a sign of U.S. "rationality", Iran's speaker of …

Scornful Syria hails 'historic American retreat' as Obama hesitates | Reuters

BEIRUT/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Syria hailed a “historic American retreat” on Sunday, mockingly accusing President Barack Obama of hesitation and confusion after he delayed a military response to last month’s chemical weapons attack near Damascus to consult Congress.<p>U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry …

Prettiest little drummer

Hope still in the hearts of missing Kalkaska man's family

Michael Bayne, 45, of Kalkaska went missing between the hours of 10 p.m. Monday and 6:30 a.m. Tuesday. He was last seen at the family home around 10 …

Forensics

U.S., allies preparing for probable strike on Syria | Reuters

AMMAN/BEIRUT (Reuters) - The United States and its allies were gearing up on Tuesday for a probable military strike against Syria that could happen within days as punishment for last week’s chemical weapons attacks blamed on President Bashar al-Assad’s government.<p>Western powers have told the Syrian …

Russia warns U.S. not to repeat in Syria past mistakes in region

* Moscow draws parallel to U.S. intervention in Iraq<p>* Says threats of military action hamper chances for peace<p>* Warns against assigning blame over …

Middle East