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Who's Who in the Fight Against ISIS?

The global fight against ISIS has been halting and complex since it began in late 2014.<p>The United States has led an international coalition of more …

Middle East

Neil deGrasse Tyson Selects the Eight Books Every Intelligent Person on the Planet Should Read

In December of 2011, <b>Neil deGrasse Tyson</b> — champion of science, celebrator of the cosmic perspective, master of the soundbite — participated in Reddit’s Ask Me Anything series of public questions and answers. One reader posed the following question: <i>“Which books should be read by every single</i> …

Shia LaBeouf: I was raped

Shia LaBeouf's arrests, altercations and attempts at art have garnered more attention than his acting in recent years, and now he's raising eyebrows, again with an accusation of sexual assault.<p>In an interview with <i>Dazed & Confused</i> magazine, he says a woman raped him during his #IAMSORRY performance …

Shia LaBeouf

Watch This Squishy Robot Get Run Over By A Car

It flops like a fish, its brain is all bits, and its descendants might rescue kids.<p>The archetypical robot is a man of metal, a harsh mechanical construct contrasted sharply with the soft fleshiness of the humans that built it. A team of engineers, led by Michael T. Tolley of the Harvard …

Hall Monitor: Does Luongo's trajectory have him making it?

Some people called Roberto Luongo the best goalie in hockey not that long ago. While his star has fallen somewhat in recent seasons, he's still among …

Kiprusoff passing on wisdom as Finland goalie coach

<b>LAKE PLACID, N.Y. --</b> Miikka Kiprusoff said the offer was too good to refuse. And that's why the former Calgary Flames goaltender has signed on to …

Rumor Roundup: The Los Angeles Kings' Justin Williams dilemma

Could the 2014 Conn Smythe-winner end up on the trade block this season? And where will the Edmonton Oilers find a center to replace the traded Sam …

Pistorius forced to sell house that was scene of fatal shooting

Luxury house for sale in secure Pretoria gated community. Features cathedral ceilings, stone floors throughout, nice neighbors.<p>And a bathroom with a troubled history.<p>South African Olympian<p>Oscar Pistorius, on trial in the shooting death of his girlfriendReeva Steenkamp, has sold his home in an …

South Africa

Colorado Appeals Court Says Marijuana Law Can Be Used to Challenge Convictions

Repeal Prohibition, Again

After 5 Months of Sales, Colorado Sees the Downside of a Legal High

Sales of Recreational Marijuana Begin in Washington State

The Public Lightens Up About Weed

Let States Decide on Marijuana

The Injustice of Marijuana Arrests

What if Sitting Doesn't Kill?

Think you’re “resting” at your desk job? Yet another study has attacked Americans' favorite activity: sitting. The latest report, from the <i>Mayo Clinic Proceedings,</i> finds that for every hour you sit, you lose eight percent of your fitness gains from each hour you worked out that day. Sound really …

Happiness