Laura Rudisell

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Rescuers: Female bombers kill 22 at Nigerian mosque

At least 24 worshippers were killed during dawn prayers Wednesday when two female suicide bombers attacked a mosque on the outskirts of Maiduguri, the birthplace of the Islamic insurgent group Boko Haram in northeast Nigeria, according to media reports.<p>"The first attack targeted a mosque, while the …

Goldie Taylor—The Unbearable Whiteness of Being Bernie

Judging from the Flint debate, Sanders seems to view poverty as an exclusively black problem. It’s not.<p>If you happen to see an older white gentleman …

The Best Travel Photos Of 2016 Are An Adventurer's Dream

Our bucket list just got a little longer.<p>When packing your bags for an epic adventure, a camera is the most vital accessory.<p>Don't believe us? Take a look at the Travel category for the 2016 Sony World Photography Awards.<p>Though the overall winners of the competition won't be announced until April …

Japan’s Cat Island Asks Internet For Food, Gets More Than They Can Store

Aoshima, also known as Cat Island, is a tiny remote island in the Ehime Prefecture of southern Japan where cats outnumber humans 6 to 1. So you can …

How to Move to Canada If Trump Wins, By a Person Who Moved to Canada When Bush Won

When I was a senior in high school, I was too young to vote, but definitely old enough to be one of those unbearable people who <i>insist</i> they’re totally …

Canada

How Bernie Sanders Lost The Black Vote Long Before Super Tuesday

With the momentum now squarely on Clinton’s side, Sanders’s attempts to win over black millennials may come down to “too little, too late.”<p>Bernie Sanders didn’t lose the black vote on Super Tuesday–he lost it a long time ago.<p>Last summer, one of the most telling and memorable moments of the …

Middle-class

Hezbollah launches social media campaign against opposing Shi'ite site 'operated by Israel'

On Wednesday, the editors of the Shi'ite site Janubia announced that "the site has been witnessing threats from Hezbollah's activists on social media …

Middle East

Joining Hezbollah: An Insider's Account

In late December 2015, Lebanese journalist Carol Malouf held an in-depth interview with two Hezbollah captives of Jabhat al-Nusra. The interview …

In jab at Iran, gulf Arab states declare Hezbollah a terrorist group

BEIRUT — A Saudi-dominated political bloc on Wednesday formally designated Lebanon’s Hezbollah militia a terrorist organization, a move that signals dangerously escalating tensions between regional rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran.<p>The Gulf Cooperation Council’s decision against the Iranian-allied group …

Gulf nations declare Lebanon's Hezbollah a terrorist group

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Saudi-led bloc of six Gulf Arab nations formally branded Hezbollah a terrorist organization on Wednesday, ramping up the pressure on the Lebanese militant group fighting on the side of President Bashar Assad in Syria.<p>The move by the Gulf Cooperation Council …

Middle East

Middle East Summers Could Become Unlivable By End Of Century

The "father of global warming" has a dire warning for people living in hot, tropical locales.<p>James Hansen has a dire warning for the Middle East and tropical areas: Summer is coming.<p>By the end of the century, the so-called "father of global warming" predicts that rising temperatures caused by …

Is Russia afraid to face Saudi and Turkey in Syria?

The Russian policy in Syria is facing a range of difficulties that make its political and military mission very difficult. Russia is closer to …

Thrilling Glass Slide to Be Suspended 1,000 Feet Above Los Angeles

If you consider yourself a thrill seeker, then the Skyslide in Los Angeles was made for you. This new attraction features an enclosed glass-bottomed slide that will be installed downtown at the 70th story of the US Bank building–that's 1,000 feet above the sidewalk!<p>For those brave enough, the …

Why young women reject Hillary Clinton’s brand of feminism

Gemma Soldati, a 25-year-old who works in marketing and is a comedian, posted an open letter to her parents on Facebook. “Dear Mother & Father, I’ve studied at your school for 25 years,” she starts.<p>She goes on to say that her parents took her to anti-war rallies, taught her that “equality is more …

Feminism

UN official: A 'scary new 'normal'' is emerging in Europe

As the number of migrants making their way to Europe does not show any signs of decreasing and as border controls are becoming the new normal in a supposedly passport-free zone, migrants are "fair game" and becoming the target of increasingly frequent attacks, Crépeau said in an emailed statement …

Elegant Metallic Jewelry Uses 3D Printing to Evoke a Handcrafted Aesthetic

Collected Edition combines a love of nature and vintage iconography with modern production techniques to create jewelry that's a fusion of the two worlds. Petals, branches, and arrows are at the core of the Brooklyn-based shop, which is spearheaded by former bridal designer Kasia Wisniewski. Her …

6 takeaways from a big night in politics

<b>(CNN) —</b> Donald Trump won big in Nevada on Tuesday night, leaving Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio to once again fight amongst themselves for the right to take on the billionaire businessman.<p>The results were the highlight of a big night in politics, just two weeks ahead of Super Tuesday.<p>Earlier in the …

Government

These 7 maps explain the Middle East

Geographically, it's the region that stretches from the eastern Mediterranean and southern Turkey to the Iran-Afghan border.<p>The region, however, is far more complex than lines on a map. It can also be defined based on ethnic and religious bloodlines.<p>In the modern Middle East, the Arab world …

Laser Embossed Rolling Pins Imprint Playful Patterns into Cookie Dough

For a baker, a rolling pin is a valuable piece of kitchenware, but thanks to the Etsy shop Mood for Wood, it's also a quirky art tool. The Warsaw-based retailer uses laser engraving to create playful designs on the barrel of the wooden pins. When rolled over the dough, repeating patterns of …

Why One Republican Strategist Fears Bernie More Than Hillary

Bernie "would bring new energy to the general election" that would be a big threat to the GOP, he said.<p>Those who don't "feel the Bern" may instead be fearing it.<p>In a conversation with Santa Monica public radio's KCRW on Wednesday, Republican strategist Dave Carney speculated that Sen. Bernie …

This Pregnant Ballerina Is A Stunning Sight To See

Those are some impressive turns.<p>With a single video, a pregnant ballerina has turned her way into the hearts of thousands of Instagram users.<p>Ashley Bouder, a principal dancer with New York City Ballet, posted a video on Instagram on Feb. 5 showing her practicing fouetté turns.<p>"Still spinning away …

Arab Decline and Iran's Rising Influence

Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser, leader of the largest Arab nation during the 1950s and 1960s, was one of the most popular and charismatic statesmen of the twentieth century. In his 1954 memoir, The Philosophy of the Revolution, Nasser claimed that Egypt's unique geography and historical …

‘Dangerous logic’: The psychology behind bias and Islamophobia in America

What is group polarization? How does it lead some Americans to become more extreme in their views? In our second episode of <i>Muslim & American</i>, Dr. Ali …

Sanders blows past $6 million fundraising goal for the 24 hours following N.H. win

NEW YORK -- Winning the New Hampshire primary proved to be a pretty lucrative proposition for Bernie Sanders.<p>Within 24 hours of the polls closing, aides said Sanders had raised more than $6 million and was pushing supporters to chip in another $1 million by midnight -- having blown by the earlier …

Bernie Sanders shifts to face black voters with a crucial nod from Ta-Nehisi Coates and a one-on-one with Rev. Al Sharpton

Sanders won in New Hampshire by the largest margin in history but Nevada & South Carolina are not 90 percent white<p>Not resting on his recent success, Bernie Sanders rushed to New York City after his landslide victory in the New Hampshire primary to meet with Rev. Al Sharpton in an effort to shore up …

Paris attacks may prompt Obama to step up military action

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Paris terrorist attacks seem likely to compel President Barack Obama to consider military escalation against the Islamic State …

Paris attacks: We bomb the jihadists there, they shoot us here

With this attack, the jihadists are showing us that the West can win battles in the Middle East but still face a war at home<p>The Paris attackers shouted “this is for Syria” as they started their rampage, asserting that by involving themselves in the Middle East western nations had brought its wars …

Voting Only For Bernie Sanders Will Help the Democratic Party 'Evolve' Away From Republicans

First and foremost, the latest poll out of Western Illinois University has Bernie Sanders winning the presidency. Therefore, if polls are gospel, we'll have a Democrat in the White House who plans on fixing the structural issues plaguing Wall Street and the U.S. economy. With Sanders, we'll have an …

10 Haunting Documentaries That Are Stranger Than Fiction

Featuring serial killers, brutal maulings, and unsolved mysteries, documentaries can be far creepier than anything George Romero has ever …

Crime