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Syria's 'lost generation' of girls

<b>(CNN) —</b> When photographer Laura Aggio Caldon spent several months with Syrian war refugees last year in Lebanon, she met a pregnant mother whose life was consumed with three things: cleaning house, reading the Quran and raising a 1-year-old boy.<p>Her name was Marwa. She was only 15.<p>It didn't take …

The strange history of North Korea's Communists

<b>North Korea is marking the 70th anniversary of the founding of its Communist Party, the sole controller of the state. Kim Jong-un, the grandson of the man who cemented the party's rule, will preside over spectacular celebrations.</b><p>But the story of how the party transformed from a political …

Sold Into Sex Slavery: The Plight Of African Women Migrating To Europe

While reporting on the drama of African migrants crossing the Mediterranean Sea to Europe, I've been startled by how many of them are pregnant or are traveling with a very young child.<p>When I'd ask why, they'd say they wanted to give birth in the safety of Europe.<p>But as I investigated, I learned …

A Popular 'Game Of Thrones' Theory Has One Major Problem

With the death of that big character on the "Game of Thrones" finale, one thing is certain (and it's not that everyone hates Olly): Theories, and spoilers, are coming!<p>Image via HBO/HuffPost<p>The death of Lord Commander Jon Snow caused outrage across the Internet. In the book, there are hints that the …

The 10 Best Movies You Missed in 2014

And how to catch up with them.<p><b>You've been chilled</b> by the marriage-gone-awry suspense of <i>Gone Girl</i>, stupefied by the cinematic inventiveness of <i>Birdman</i>, and terrified by the twisted mentor-mentee relationship of <i>Foxcatcher</i>, but what about those other must-see films from 2014 that you didn't have time …

Dismembered man "packaged neatly"

A gentleman in England chopped up his dad, put the parts in storage boxes, then used the boxes as a TV stand, reports the BBC.

The Weed-Induced Disease That Makes You Throw Up and Take Scalding Hot Showers

Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome is a real thing that can happen to you if you smoke too much pot.<p><i>This post originally appeared in VICE UK</i><p>Weed isn't for everyone. Mind you, for most, the worst that could happen after a couple of tokes is that you'll feel mildly dizzy, throw up a bit on your shoes …

California couple arrested on drug charges after feds trace their IPs as having accessed Silk Road

Department of Justice officials say a couple in Northern California couple have been indicted on federal drug charges related to the Silk Road 2.0 …

A Brief History of Acid Spikings

That Florida family who bought Walmart steaks with acid in them just found out they'll probably never find the culprit. Stories about involuntary LSD trips rarely end well, or even cleanly.<p>In March, 2014, Ronnie Morales and his girlfriend Jessica Rosado bought some allegedly LSD-spiked steaks for …

The Haunting Photography of a Serial Killer

​In 1979, Huntington Beach Police found hundreds of photographs of women taken by a murderer named Rodney Alcala. Many of the subjects are unidentified to this day.<p>On July 26 1979, homicide detectives from Huntington Beach, California, found hundreds of photographs of unidentified women in a …

India's dark history of sterilisation

<b>The death of 15 women at two state-run sterilisation camps in Chhattisgarh has put a spotlight on India's dark history of botched sterilisations.</b><p>The drive to sterilise began in the 1970s when, encouraged by loans amounting to tens of millions of dollars from the World Bank, the Swedish …

'Foxcatcher' a gripping story of seduction, rejection, murder

"Foxcatcher" is a brooding, particularly American horror story of seduction, rejection, betrayal and murder set in the under-the-radar world of Olympic wrestling. A despairing, intentionally disturbing film that draws us into a maelstrom of desperate emotions, it holds up a dark mirror to the …

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FBI's Vicious Letter To King Holds Lessons On Surveillance, Hindsight

For decades, a graphic letter sent from J. Edgar Hoover's FBI to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was thought to only exist in a censored form. The letter focused on King's sex life and his extramarital affairs. Yale historian Beverly Gage, who's working on a biography of Hoover, recently uncovered an …

Polish woman declared dead wakes up in mortuary

<b>A Polish woman who spent 11 hours in cold storage in a mortuary after being declared dead has returned to her family, complaining of feeling cold.</b><p>Officials say Janina Kolkiewicz, 91, was declared dead after an examination by the family doctor.<p>However, mortuary staff were astonished to notice …

Transgender Men Who Become Pregnant Face Social, Health Challenges

"Pregnancy and childbirth were very male experiences for me," said a 29-year-old respondent in a study reported Friday in <i>Obstetrics and Gynecology</i>. "When I birthed my children, I was born into fatherhood."<p>If this statement at first seems perplexing, it's less so when you realize the person talking …

Best Space Pictures: Typhoons Whirl, Flares Unfurl, and Galaxies Swirl

A storm startles space station astronauts, radio signals surprise astronomers, and the mystery of dust finds an answer in the week's best space pictures.

Connecticut: Trout Unlimited

<b>Fish the Housatonic River, considered one of the best trout streams in the East.</b><p><b>What Is It?</b> Test your fishing skills along northwest Connecticut’s beloved and beautifully forested Housatonic River. Because managers have created a 10.4-mile Trout Management Area that begins in West Cornwall and have …

Stores Can Be Anti-Abortion Christians, Supreme Court Rules

Today the Supreme Court ruled in a 5–4 decision that Hobby Lobby, a chain of craft stores owned by devout Christians, could deny certain types of birth control to its employees on religious grounds. "The court, I fear, has ventured into a minefield...<p><i>This store is a Christian, according to the</i> …

Child-Stealing Demons Terrorized the Alps Again This Year

The Krampus break into people's homes to wreak havoc or run around the streets swinging their cow tails and rods. The locals are all pretty scared of them.<p>The darkest, coldest, scariest day of the year in the Alps region is December 6. That's when Saint Nikolaus (Santa, for you guys) visits us, …