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

<b>(Reuters/Shane T. McCoy)</b><p>Effort to authorize transfer of prisoners falters<p>Luke Brinker<p>December 2, 2014 2:29pm (UTC)<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. …

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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 <b>Nellie Bly</b> (May 5, 1864–January 27, 1922) pulled off one of …

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

Groups sign 'landmark' declaration making clear female genital mutilation is not supported by religious doctrine<p>Published: 20 Jun 2014<p>Anissa Mohammed Hassan, who co-led an education pilot in Norrköping, calls for genital examinations for all girls aged six<p>Published: 27 Jun 2014<p>Legislation …