Jessica Miller

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Sorry, NRA: The U.S. was actually founded on gun control

If you study your history, you’ll see it. Start with James Madison’s first draft of the Second Amendment<p>At this writing, there have been over 1,500 gun-related homicides in America since the Las Vegas massacre on October 1, 2017 when 58 people were killed and 546 wounded, right on track with the …

512-Year-Old Shark, Believed To Be Oldest Living Vertebrate, Found In North Atlantic

Researchers have found an ancient shark in the North Atlantic, believed to be 512 years old, which could be the oldest living vertebrate in the …

College Football Teams with Worst National Championship Droughts

Every season brings renewed hope for college football teams that once won a national championship but haven't hoisted the trophy recently.<p>But in some cases, the drought has reached multiple decades and might not have a realistic end in sight.<p>The list focuses on programs that have claimed at least …

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Charleston Church Shooting Leaves Jon Stewart Jokeless

The massacre of nine people in one of the nation’s most historic black churches in South Carolina on Wednesday left “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart in no mood for laughter.<p>In a nearly 5 1/2 minute segment, Stewart delivered a somber monologue on the bloodshed at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal …

Fox News is self-destructing: Islamophobia, Obama’s Reagan moment and Roger Ailes’s new humiliation

The network was riding high after the midterm elections. Since then, it’s been one embarrassment after another<p>What happened to the extended victory lap?<p>Convinced that last year's midterm losses for Democrats signaled the effective end of Barack Obama's presidency and a resounding victory for all …

6 things I wish I’d known about marriage when I got married

The sooner you understand that there’s no such thing as unconditional love for your spouse, the happier you’ll be<p><b>1. There’s no such thing as unconditional love for your spouse.</b><p>I just blew your mind, didn’t I? Here’s the thing: Your spouse isn’t your child. Your spouse is your partner, a fellow …

Swedish mosque 'love bombed' after attacks

Swedes expressing solidarity with Muslims have staged manifestations after a series of recent attacks on mosques.<p>In the city of Uppsala, where anti-Muslim rhetoric was scrawled onto a mosque wall on Thursday, hundreds of people pasted red paper hearts and messages of support onto the building's …

“It may out-Ferguson Ferguson”: Why Milwaukee’s police violence will horrify you

<b>(AP)</b><p>The sad lesson of Milwaukee is that what happened to Mike Brown is no exception. Here’s the terrifying reality<p>Michael H. Carriere<p>December 23, 2014 7:58pm (UTC)<p>It’s happened again. On Monday morning, Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm announced that white former police officer …

White America’s ignorant bliss: Why so many “good” white people are completely oblivious

Black people have to learn everything about white people just to stay alive. White people just don’t get that<p>I suppose there is no longer much point in debating the facts surrounding the shooting of Michael Brown. First, because Officer Darren Wilson has been cleared by a grand jury, and even the …

Shaun Smith: "Hope Your Sons Don't Turn Out Like Magic Johnson Son"

Former NFL defensive lineman Shaun Smith—who played for five different teams in an eight year career that ended in 2012—has been going off on people …

What to Do Every Hour to Drop Pounds All Day

Burn more calories, eat healthier, and boost your weight-loss efforts—today.<p><i>This article was written by Jenny Sugar and repurposed with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness.</i><p>Losing weight isn't about committing to one healthy choice—the journey is made up of lots lifestyle decisions that you make every …

Fitness

One Woman Was Told She Was 'Too Fat' to Run—So Here's What She Did

"The problem is you are just too unfit to run this marathon," [the doctor] continued. If rolling your eyes was a more acceptable way of showing your contempt, I would have done so—but instead, I simply replied, "What you mean is I am TOO FAT?" To which he just smiled and sat back in his chair.You …

Academic fraud or not, UNC students likely will keep degrees

What happens to the 3,100 students who enrolled in fake classes and now have a degree stamped with the seal of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill -- an institution consistently ranked among the nation's top public schools?<p>Likely nothing.<p>The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools is …

'Ole Miss' Debates Campus Traditions With Confederate Roots

University of Mississippi football is riding high these days; they're undefeated and one of the top three teams in the nation.<p>But as Ole Miss fans come together to root for their team, many other traditions are coming under scrutiny. The school's been engaged in a long-running effort to remove …

Here's One Theory About Why Cops In America Kill So Many People

The protests and violence sparked by the police shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, have stirred up a debate in the U.S. about the use of lethal force by police.<p>In the chart above, you can see just how alarming American statistics on fatal police shootings are when compared to …

California debates 'yes means yes' sex assault law

SAN DIEGO (AP) — College students have heard a similar refrain for years in campaigns to stop sexual assault: No means no.<p>Now, as universities around …

Perth commuters tilt train to free man - video

A man at Sterling station in Perth, Australia falls between a stationary train and the platform, trapping his leg. Staff ask passengers on board to move to the other side of the train to tilt it, but this doesn't work, so staff line up other passengers who pushed the entire carriage to free the man

The Tower of London Pours 888,246 Poppies From A Window To Honor WWI Dead

A new installation by artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper commemorates all British deaths from World War I with 888, 246 red ceramic poppies creatively arranged around the tower.<p>The human toll of war is hard to appreciate or understand in cold, hard statistics. Probably because nobody wants …

Study: Watching TV after work makes you feel like a loser

It seems natural to reach for the remote to take a breather after a taxing day of conference calls and TPS reports, but a new study warns that especially work-weary folks who flick on the TV or play video games may feel incredibly guilty and like failures afterward, reports the <i>Independent</i>.<p>Instead …

Americans Have Never Loved Poetry More—But They Call It Rap

Poetry is no longer something we curl up to with a cup of tea. Instead, we take it in through earbuds. And America has never loved it more.<p>One hears …

Isaiah Austin wins the night at the NBA Draft and starts a new life

The Baylor center has been robbed of a chance at playing basketball ever again, but it's a blessing that he's facing head-on.<p>NEW YORK -- The most …

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The 7 Stages of Grief for Your NCAA Tournament Bracket

None of them end in happiness.<p>Step 1: "I've Got a Good Feelin' About This..."<p>I don't know, something about <i>this</i> bracket leads me to believe I've overcome the 1 in 9,223,372,036,854,775,808 odds of getting one entirely right. Can't put a finger on it, but it feels fantastic, like I should make some …

A letter from Guantanamo: 'Nobody can truly understand how we suffer'

<b>March 10, 2014 -</b> I write this letter, as I wrote my last, between bouts of violent vomiting and sharp pains in my stomach caused by this morning's force-feeding session. Reading news articles, you would think that we have stopped striking. Perhaps you might think that our protests had even been …

'Kids For Cash' Captures A Juvenile Justice Scandal From Two Sides

In 2009, a major corruption scandal dubbed "Kids for Cash" hit the juvenile justice system of northeast Pennsylvania.<p>Two local judges had been enforcing a zero-tolerance policy for bad behavior by kids. Even minor offenses, like fighting in school or underage drinking, could mean hard time in a …

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The Four Most Surprising Revelations About Osama Bin Laden's Final Years

Picture Osama bin Laden wearing a cowboy hat, strolling the perimeter of his walled-in Pakistani compound, contemplating whether to trim the …

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