Jon Michael Voris

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Volgograd blasts: Putin vows to 'annihilate terrorists'

<b>Russian President Vladimir Putin has vowed to fight "terrorists until their complete annihilation", in his first comment on two suicide attacks in the southern city of Volgograd.</b><p>The attacks, on Sunday and Monday, claimed a total of 34 lives.<p>Thousands of police are patrolling public transport and …

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Music Industry Losers 2013: Lady Gaga, Rock, iTunes Store

There are only a couple days left to take a look back at the year that was before we careen into the new one. And when it comes to the music industry, it’s a fascinating glance—2013 has brought more than its share of change to a business already in flux.<p>Some in the industry have adapted better than …

A Complete US Withdrawal From Afghanistan Would Be 'A Complete Catastrophe' For Civilian Aid

In Afghanistan, people now live 20 years longer on average than under Taliban rule, they say; 7 million more children attend school and women are 80 percent less likely to die in childbirth.<p>The specter of an abrupt departure of all U.S. and NATO soldiers from Afghanistan at the end of next year now …

The 10 Worst Games Of 2013

It's the time of year when everyone is talking about the most spectacular and impressive games of the year...but not every game in 2013 was worth …

YouTube's 13 Most-Watched Music Videos of 2013

Google has released its list of the top trending music videos of 2013, so let’s crank up the way-back machine and revisit the ones that made us …

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The lie that won’t die: “We don’t know enough about marijuana!”

<b>(AP/Ed Andrieski)</b><p>Drug warriors insist we still don’t know enough about its possible therapeutic properties. It’s simply not true<p>Paul Armentano<p>December 26, 2013 11:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Speaking recently with the <i>Los Angeles Times</i>, UCLA professor and former Washington …

Miley Cyrus Defends Introducing Joe Jonas to Weed

Miley Cyrus defended introducing Joe Jonas to pot when they were teenagers, telling the <i>New York Times</i>, “If you want to smoke weed, you’re going to …

Target challenges report that hackers stole PINs in data breach

Target maintains that shoppers’ personal identification numbers (PINs) are safe following a data breach that affected more than 40 million customer credit and debit cards in November and December.<p>But one report says otherwise.<p>On Wednesday, Reuters cited an anonymous payment executive “familiar with …

Ukrainian journalist brutally beaten after alleging ministerial corruption

A prominent Ukrainian civic activist and journalist was brutally beaten outside Kiev on Wednesday, the latest in a string of attacks on activists and opposition members amid weeks of protests calling for the removal of president Viktor Yanukovych and his cabinet.<p>Hundreds of journalists and …

A Scientific Miracle: Theories of Mary's Virgin Birth

<i>Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. - Matthew 1:18</i><p>Merry Christmas, scientists! It's that time of year again when all rational human beings shake our …

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