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911 call: George Zimmerman threatened me with gun, says wife

Shellie Zimmerman's 911 call has been released after her husband was detained by police following accusations that he threatened her and her father with a gun.<p>The estranged wife of a former neighborhood watchman acquitted of killing a black teenager <b>called police officers</b> Monday to report that her …

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Wentworth Miller tried suicide before coming out

The star, who recently revealed he's gay, says he attempted to kill himself "more than once."<p><i>Prison Break</i> star Wentworth Miller, who revealed last month that he's gay, says he tried to commit suicide "more than once" when he was growing up because the pain of coming to terms with his sexual …

Recreational Marijuana Could Be On Sale In Washington By Early 2014

Washington, get ready. Legal weed could be on sale early next year.<p>According to a report in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Washington's rules for legal pot growers were recently amended to let growers start with mature (but non-flowering) plants. This is a crucial revision from the earlier rules, …

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Byzantine-era gold hoard unearthed in Jerusalem

Israeli archaeologists have unearthed a Byzantine-era hoard of gold in Jerusalem's Old City, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem announced on Monday.<p>Dig director Eilat Mazar described the excavation of 36 gold coins, a gold medallion inscribed with a Jewish ritual candelabrum and a selection of gold …

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Climate Change Leaves Hares Wearing The Wrong Colors

The effects of climate change often happen on a large scale, like drought or a rise in sea level. In the hills outside Missoula, Mont., wildlife biologists are looking at a change to something very small: the snowshoe hare.<p>Life as snowshoe hare is pretty stressful. For one, almost everything in the …

Molly: The Dangerous Drug That’s Too Good to Quit

The first time Adam tried Molly, he was 19. He loved it.<p>“I was visiting friends in Boulder for a Sound Tribe Sector 9 show at Red Rocks,” says Adam, …

New Cosmic Mystery: Butterfly Nebulae Align

Wildlife<p>This mosaic shows a selection of stunning images of butterfly-shaped planetary nebulae taken by Hubble Space Telescope. Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA; NGC 6302: NASA, ESA and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team; NGC 6881: ESA/Hubble & NASA; NGC 5189: NASA, ESA and the Hubble Heritage Team …

Reports: NSA Has Keys To Most Internet Encryption

The National Security Agency has the keys to most Internet encryption methods and it has gotten them by using supercomputers to break them and by enlisting the help of private IT companies, <i>The New York Times</i> and <i>The Guardian</i> are reporting.<p>In plain English, this means that many of the tools — like …

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The Extraordinary 30-Year Growth of the U.S. Hispanic Population

Atheist Pledge Of Allegiance Case Goes To Massachusetts' Supreme Court

(RNS) Massachusetts’ highest court on Wednesday (Sept. 4) will consider whether the daily recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance is a violation of students’ rights.<p>Since the addition of the phrase “under God” in 1954, the pledge has been challenged repeatedly as a violation of the separation of …

Delhi gang-rape and murder trial: juvenile guilty

An 18-year-old man has been sentenced to three years in a secure reform home for his role in the gang-rape and murder of a young woman in a moving bus in Delhi last year.<p>The man, a juvenile at the time of the crime, was given the maximum possible sentence.<p>Five other men, aged between 19 and 34, …

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Introducing Intern Magazine

The legality of unpaid internships has become one of the workplace’s most controversial issues. But in some creative industries, they can still be …

Honduras declares state of emergency over dengue fever

<b>Honduras has declared a state of emergency after an outbreak of dengue fever that has killed 16 people so far this year.</b><p>More than 12,000 people have been diagnosed with the disease, which causes high fever and joint pains.<p>Officials say that in more than 1,800 cases there is a risk of internal …

TSA Misconduct Up 26 Percent

Amy Holford - New Waves

Amy Holford is a truly exceptional singer; if you haven’t heard her yet prepare to be seduced and stunned. She first came to our attention in 2012 …

Inca mummies: Child sacrifice victims fed drugs and alcohol

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/998000/998765_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534405281_9e544da36605f2c2c15af50a398aeefe<p><b>Tests on three mummies found in Argentina have shed new light on the Inca practice of child sacrifice.</b><p>Scientists have revealed that drugs and alcohol …

Of Palm Oil and Extinction

Changing Planet<p>You know the old question: If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around, does it make a noise? I’m not quite sure why that question came to mind when news came out of the extinction of <i>Dipterocarpus coriaceus,</i> or keruing paya, in West Malaysia.<p>Perhaps because the extinction of …

XKeyscore: NSA tool collects 'nearly everything a user does on the internet'

• XKeyscore gives 'widest-reaching' collection of online data<br>• NSA analysts require no prior authorization for searches<br>• Sweeps up emails, social media activity and browsing history<br>• NSA's XKeyscore program – read one of the presentations<p>A top secret National Security Agency program allows analysts …

Bagged salad caused parasite outbreak, states say

Health news<p>Health officials in Iowa and Nebraska on Tuesday tagged prepackaged salad mix as the source for an outbreak of parasite-borne food poisoning in those states even as federal officials worked to see if the conclusion applies elsewhere as well.<p>Iowa's top food inspector, Steven Mandernach, …