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'Kissing congressman' Vance McAllister seeks re-election despite calls to quit

Republican Congressman Vance McAllister has changed his mind and says he intends to run for re-election despite the scandal caused by a video showing him kissing a married female aide.<p>In April, the married freshman congressman said he wouldn't seek another term. But on Monday, McAllister said he …

Four Things You Must Know Before Going to Istanbul

<b>Get to Istanbul's Blue Mosque faster with these four tips.</b><p>Istanbul is an adventure. Pure and simple. The Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia Cathedral, strolling around Sultanahmet Square, walking over the Galata Bridge and watching water traffic on the churning Bosphorus from a cafe on the Asian side. The …

Waffle House Calls for Boycott of Belgian Waffles

<b>Waffle House</b> is urging fans of the U.S men's soccer team to boycott <b>Belgian waffles</b> ahead of the USA-Belgium World Cup game tomorrow. A rep for the apparently very patriotic chain told TMZ, "We <b>support a boycott</b> on Belgian Waffles," adding, "<b>We support America. We don't support Belgian waffles</b>." This …

Blackwater considered itself above the law, US state department was warned

A state department investigator warned that the private security firm Blackwater considered itself above the law, just weeks before Blackwater guards shot and killed 17 Iraqi civilians, it has been reported.<p>According to the New York Times, Jean Richter, who was sent to Iraq to review Blackwater's …

Marine accused of desertion back in US custody

Oscar Pistorius 'had no mental illness' that affected his actions on night he killed Reeva Steenkamp

Court-appointed psychiatric team evaluated Paralympian for 30 days and found no issue with his mental health<p>• <b>Oscar Pistorius murder trial: live</b><p>Oscar Pistorius suffered from no mental illness or defect that would have compromised his actions on the night he gunned down girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, …

What Is A Caliphate? ISIS Declaration Raises Questions

The militant group Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), also known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), has declared that it is restoring the Islamic Caliphate, renaming itself as simply the Islamic State (IS) and naming leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi as Caliph.<p>The original …

What is a caliphate?

Caliphate ("succession" in Arabic) is an institution first created in the 7th century after the death of the prophet Muhammad. Now revived by the jihadists of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isis), this old-new political-religious entity has been given its own hashtag, #CaliphateRestored …

Blow against Obamacare on contraception

Some corporations have religious rights, a deeply divided Supreme Court decided Monday in ruling that certain for-profit companies cannot be required to pay for specific types of contraceptives for their employees.<p>The 5-4 decision on ideological lines ended the high court's term with a legal and …

After Iraq gains, Qaeda offshoot claims Islamic "caliphate"

BEIRUT (Reuters) - An offshoot of al Qaeda which has seized territory in Iraq and Syria has declared itself an Islamic “caliphate” and called on factions worldwide to pledge their allegiance, a statement posted on Islamist websites and Twitter said on Sunday.<p>A member loyal to the Islamic State in …