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Congress deals big setback to Obama’s effort to close Guantánamo

Effort to authorize transfer of prisoners falters<p>It's now been almost six years since President Obama vowed to close the U.S. detention facility at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, within one year, but the U.S. has yet to shutter the facility. On Monday, Congress dealt a big setback to Obama's effort to close …

The 10 Reno Mistakes Everybody Makes — And How to Fix Them

How To Make Powdered Booze At Home

Fluffy like confetti and just as liquorous as the bottled stuff<p>Some truths we rarely question. The sky is blue. The sun rises in the east. Cocktails are wet. But a new product, called Palcohol, aims to crumble our everyday expectations. It's an alcoholic beverage -- in powder form. Carry a …

Ten Days at the Mad-House: How Nellie Bly Posed as Insane in 1887 in Her Brave Exposé of Asylum Abuse

In 1887, two years after she launched her career with a response to a patronizing chauvinist and two years before she raced around the world in a quest to outpace Jules Verne’s fictional eighty-day itinerary, pioneering Victorian journalist Nellie Bly (May 5, 1864–January 27, 1922) pulled off one …

Female genital mutilation survivor calls on Obama administration to act – video

Jaha Dukureh calls for the White House and the Department of Health and Human Services to carry out a new study documenting the number of girls being subjected to female genital mutilation (FGM) in the United States. Dukureh is calling for an update to statistics that would help the US better …