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Attorney: New audio reveals pause in gunfire when Michael Brown was shot

Could a newly released audio provide more clues on what led up to Michael Brown's shooting death?<p>The FBI has questioned a man who says he recorded audio of gunfire at the time Brown was shot by Ferguson, Missouri, police on August 9, the man's attorney told CNN.<p>In the recording, a quick series of …

I Just Found Out That 43 Slaves Work For Me

In collaboration with the U.S. State Department, Made In A Free World, a company dedicated to raising awareness about global servitude, launched Slavery Footprint— an interactive website that reveals how you personally contribute to the tragic phenomenon.<p>After answering questions about my location, …

Amnesty International

Do You Have These Deadly Plants at Home?

Keep your kids and pets away from these popular picks.<p>We're not saying you can't keep them. But watch pets and kids closely — they might get sick (or worse) from eating these leaves and flowers. This article originally appeared on goodhousekeeping.com.

23 Children's Books You Need To Read Again As An Adult

With help from The New York Public Library's Youth Materials Specialist, Betsy Bird, we put together a list of 23 books worth giving a second read.

Books

41 Quick & Easy School Lunch Ideas to Pack for Your Kids

It's back-to-school time, and we've got 41 quick and easy lunch ideas to keep your kids happy—or at least relatively so.<p>Sometimes, parents write small notes of appreciation to put in their kids' lunchboxes. Which is sweet. But you know what they say: Actions speak louder than words. Make one of …

Cooking

Ten things you need to know before visiting Transylvania

Transylvania is best known as the mysterious land of bloodthirsty vampires and howling wolves. Some may think it’s fictional, but this central Romanian region <i>is</i> a real place. And it’s pretty special, too. Bordered to the east by the Carpathian Mountains, ‘the land beyond the forest’ still feels …

European Travel

How to f*@# up your trip to London

London is objectively one of the coolest cities on the planet. It’s one of those rare places — like New York, Paris, and Tokyo — to which every world …

8 Nifty Little Items You Never Pack... But Should

<i>Photo courtesy of Stephanie Adams. Article by Sean O'Neill, contributor to Budget Travel.</i><p>No matter where you're traveling next, there are a few things you can add to your grab-and-go bag that will make everything run a little more smoothly. Meet eight items that will turn you into the MacGyver of …

Budget Travel

50 things you probably didn’t know about the 50 states

A few years back I took a month-long train trip around the United States. After an unsettling experience, where a slightly unhinged woman sitting …

The 18 Worst Things About Hawaii (No Really)

Yeah, yeah, it's paradise -- we know. People are happier, healthier and less stressed in Hawaii, but that doesn't mean there aren't a few annoyances, gripes and inconveniences behind all those rainbows and sunsets.<p>Cry us a river with the below 18 worst things about Hawaii:<p><b>1. The traffic is</b> …

Beat It Bikinis! 20 Modern One Piece Swimsuits For Looking Hot in the Sun

This spring break, think twice before you brush off the idea of wearing a one piece. True, they have a bad rap, labeled as childish or exclusively for moms, and that’s really unfortunate. We’re here to shake that mindset and prove that swimsuits have never been so stylish. Complete with cool …

Clothing

Watch This Eerie Trailer For A Doc About The White Supremacist Takeover Of A North Dakota Town

This documentary isn’t finished yet, but I couldn’t resist posting it, because the story’s interesting and the trailer is eerie as hell. Back in 2012, a guy named Craig Cobb moved into a ghost town in North Dakota called Leith (pronounce Leeth), which had between 16 and 24 residents, depending on …

Astronomers Get First Glimpse of Cosmic Web

Changing Planet<p>Computer simulations suggest that matter in the universe is distributed in a “cosmic web” of filaments, as seen in the image above from a large-scale dark-matter simulation. The inset is a zoomed-in, high-resolution image of a smaller part of the cosmic web, 10 million light-years …

Jimmy LaSalvia, Founder of GOProud, Leaves Republican Party

GOProud Founder Jimmy LaSalvia.<p>Jimmy LaSalvia co-founded political action group GOProud to prove to America that the Republican Party is a safe home …

Florida Might Revamp the State's 'Stand Your Ground' Law

New Santorum book out in April

Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum will release a new book this spring about targeting the Republican base, the publisher announced Tuesday.<p>“Blue Collar Conservatives” is scheduled to be released in late April, according to a pre-order listing on Amazon.com.<p>“Working class, blue-collar voters …

New Evangelical Movement Seeks Split From Pro-Israel Line

Dissent within the fold. "This message is resonating with the rising generation," says Brog.<p>WASHINGTON — Figures with deep roots in America's religious right have launched a quiet effort aimed at pushing evangelical Christians away from decades of growing loyalty to Israel and toward increased …

Best apps and sites to plan, record and share your trips

Dreaming up a trip is the easiest part of every journey. All you need is a working imagination. The other bits before you go? Not so easy, or so much fun. You’ve got to book tickets, worry about accommodation, work out budgets, apply for visas…then you’ve got to plan your itinerary. And what about …

Apps

MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry Makes Tearful Televised Apology To The Romney Family

"My intention was not malicious, but I broke the ground rule that families are off-limits. For that I am sorry."

Martin Bashir resigns from MSNBC over Palin remarks

<b>British-born journalist Martin Bashir has resigned from liberal US news and chat network MSNBC after controversial remarks about former US vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin.</b><p>In November, he referred to Mrs Palin, a Republican, as a "world-class idiot", then suggested she eat faeces.<p>He has …

Sarah Palin

NRCC's "Happy Holidays Is What Liberals Say" Shirt Removed From Website

War on Christmas?<p>WASHINGTON — The National Republican Congressional Committee appears to have removed a t-shirt from its website that advocates against saying "Happy Holidays" instead of "Merry Christmas."<p>In a tweet last week, the NRCC promoted the t-shirt, which reads "Happy Holidays is What …

Three white college students file racial discrimination complaint against professor over lesson on structural racism

One of the students allegedly asked professor Shannon Gibney, “Why do we have to talk about this?”<p>A black female professor at Minneapolis Community and Technical College was formally reprimanded by school officials after three of her white male students were upset by a lesson she taught on …

The 10 Best Books Of The Year (So Far), According To Amazon

Back in July, we wrote about Amazon editors' selections for best books that were released between January and June. Now, Amazon is back with an updated list of the Best Books of 2013 (so far).<p>Here are the top 10 books from this year, according to Amazon editors.<p>1. "<b>The Goldfinch"</b> by Donna Tartt: …

Books

39 Delicate Home Décor Ideas With Lavender Color

Lavender is one of the most delicate and tender colors of all. Decorating with it brings special charm to the space, it makes it sweet and beautiful. …

Best in Bridal: Fall 2014

See the top looks from each collection<p>From short and white to flowing and pink, brides have more options than ever. See the top 5 gowns from each of the most in-demand bridal designers this season.

Weddings

Surprise! ABC Family and Fox Are the Gayest Networks on TV

The networks with the most LGBT are ABC Family and Fox—once considered the most conservative channels on television. Here's how they became out and …

Supreme Court seems to favor affirmative action ban

Conservative justices may uphold a Michigan ballot measure banning 'preferential treatment' in state university admissions. Their ruling could affect California's Proposition 209.<p>October 15, 2013|By David G. Savage<p>Students protest bans on affirmative action in state university admissions… (Andrew …