Laura Schlee

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House Will Soon Move a Bill to End One of the NSA’s Most Controversial Activities

The House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday will consider a bipartisan bill that would stop the National Security Agency from the bulk collection of phone data, an activity that riled up millions of Americans when it was disclosed through a leak by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.<p>The committee …

‘I’m Not Ready to Have Children’: Activist Films Her Own Abortion to Show Women It Can Be a ‘Positive’ Experience

A 25-year-old abortion counselor from New Jersey recently revealed she got pregnant, but she just wasn’t ready to have children. She saw a “positive” solution in abortion.<p>Not only did Emily Letts go through with the abortion, she also filmed the procedure to “show women that there is such thing as …

Hot List: Children’s Books You Won’t Believe Are Banned

Raj Nair fills in for Amy Holmes to take a look at some famous children’s books that happen to be banned:

See if You Can Identify This Creepy, Shadowy Figure Caught on Video

Some are calling it a “ghost,” while others are dismissing the shadowy figure as a reflection — but no one really knows for sure.<p>The video footage, taken during a match at the Hernando Siles Stadium in La Paz, Bolivia, shows an unidentified figure running quickly through the stands and seemingly …

10-Year-Old Girl Stuns Michelle Obama With What She Handed to the First Lady

Ten-year-old Charlotte Bell gave First Lady Michelle Obama her father’s resume during a “Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day” event at the White House Thursday.<p>“My dad’s been out of a job for three years and I wanted to give you his resume,” the girl said during a question-and-answer …

Megapastor Who Stunned Congregation With Personal Revelation Explains His Faith-Altering Decision

After stunning his nondenominational megachurch last month with an announcement that he is converting to Catholicism, Swedish pastor Ulf Ekman is speaking out about why he’s making the dramatic theological transition.<p>Pastor Ulf Ekman told his congregation last month that he and his wife are …

Guy With No Shirt, a Gun and a Mirror — What Could Go Wrong? You’re About to See

Mix a guy without a shirt, a gun and the attempt to capture yourself singing some vulgar lyrics in a mirror and what do you get? The following video.<p>Below is a six-second Vine video posted yesterday by someone who goes by Dana All Laws. In it, he holds his iPhone up to the mirror as he raps, all …

24 People Applied for ‘World’s Toughest Job’ — The Interviews Definitely Didn’t Go as Expected

A job listing for a “director of operations” position at “Rehtom Inc.” came with a ridiculous workload, including no time to sleep and “135 to unlimited hours per week.”<p>Oh, and the job doesn’t pay.<p>Just 24 people actually applied and their actual interviews were captured on webcam video.<p>Here’s the …

The First 40 Seconds of a 79-Year-Old Woman’s Routine on ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ Had Simon Yawning — The Last 2:20 Brought Him to His Feet

When Paddy and Nico took the stage this weekend to perform for “Britain’s Got Talent,” the judges didn’t seem to expect much. The first 40 seconds confirmed that: In fact, judges and members of the audience could be seen staring off in the distance and Simon Cowell even yawned and buzzed them to …