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Opting Out of Reality for Jesus

The simple act of questioning whether organized religion makes people stupid is bound to provoke a heated response. On one hand, there are people who claim to live in faith-based communities who attribute every event in their lives to the will of God. On the other hand, there are those (like my …

Are Drone Strikes Killing Terrorists or Creating Them?

What the evidence says about one of the biggest questions in the debate over targeted killings.<p>There's been a lot of chatter recently about "Out of Sight, Out of Mind," a new online infographic which shows a chilling visualization of all estimated deaths in Pakistan caused by U.S. drone strikes, …

Rep. Don Young Is Sorry You Didn't Say 'Wetback' as Much as He Did Back in the Day

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Old Congressman Donald Young has half-apologized for using the term "wetback" to describe Latino …

Palestinians gear up for Land Day | US & Canada

<b>Ramallah, West Bank -</b> Palestinians in Israel, the occupied Palestinian territories, and abroad are gearing up to commemorate Land Day on Saturday.<p>Land Day is held on the anniversary of March 30, 1976, when Palestinian villages and cities across the country witnessed mass demonstrations against the …

UPS pays $40M to end online pharmacies probe

UPS will halt deliveries for illegal online pharmacies and pay $40 million to end a federal criminal probe into its shipping practices, the Justice Department said Friday.<p>Atlanta-based UPS agreed to create a compliance program to identify the rogue pharmacies and close their shipping accounts, …

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Kansas Lawmakers Mulling Details Of Bill That Could Quarantine People With HIV/AIDS

The Kansas legislature is near making into law a bill that critics say could allow officials to quarantine and isolate people living with …

Bee deaths stir up renewed buzz - Cosmic Log

From 2012: Honeybees may be victims of widely used insecticides. NBC's Anne Thompson reports.<p>This past winter has been exceptionally rough for honeybees — and although it's too early to say exactly why, the usual suspects range from pesticides that appear to cause memory loss to pests that got an …

How North Dakota Reached Its Extreme Abortion Tipping Point

Winston Ross reports from Fargo on how state lawmakers passed four of the nation’s most restrictive bills.<p>As they do each year on Good Friday, a …

China’s internet is better than yours

A new paper shines some light on the “next generation internet” China is building—and it’s far ahead of anything any other country has at the moment. The improvements aren’t just superficial faster broadband fluff either. They are deeply important changes to the very backbone of the system.<p>The …

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China voices strong opposition to US cyber-espionage law

Government spokesman says limiting government purchases of Chinese IT "sends a very wrong signal"<p>China has come out in strong opposition to a new US law that restricts government purchases of Chinese technology, saying the measure threatens to harm economic relations between the two countries. The …

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Confederate flag coming down in North Carolina. Why?

Confederate flag coming down in Raleigh, N.C., where it hangs in the State Capitol. The Confederate battle flag is coming down this weekend, …

Cause Of Exxon Oil Spill In Arkansas Under Investigation

Authorities are investigating what caused an Exxon Mobil pipeline to rupture in Mayflower, Ark., Friday. The oil spill caused 22 homes to be evacuated, according to an Exxon statement.<p>Local station KATV reports homeowners were told Saturday that they might not be able to return for "at least a …

GMO Health Risks: What The Scientific Evidence Says

Many Americans are concerned about the spread of genetically modified organisms throughout agriculture -- and the perception that some members of the …