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China’s newest whistleblowing activists are the angry mistresses of corrupt officials

Hell hath no fury: 15% of whistleblowers who reported cases of Chinese government corruption via the internet over the past year were the unhappy mistresses of party officials.<p>That figure, from an analysis (link in Chinese) by the Legal Daily, a publication run by China’s Ministry of Justice, comes …

China

Prominent UK Muslims under police protection after al-Shabaab threats

A prominent British Muslim commentator is being protected by police following concerns over his safety following the release of a video by Somali-based terror group, al-Shabaab, which singled out several British Muslims for having criticised jihadists in the aftermath of the Woolwich …

House panel on Benghazi eyes White House document, Panetta testimony

As they wrap up their 13-month probe into the terrorist attacks in Benghazi that killed four Americans, congressional investigators have zeroed in on a press release issued the day before the murders by White House Press Secretary Jay Carney.<p>They also are seeking fresh testimony from former Defense …

James Holmes Helped Police Defuse Bombs In His Apartment After Aurora Theater Massacre

Aurora police officers testified in court Thursday that theater shooting suspect James Holmes helped the officers to diffuse explosives that Holmes had allegedly rigged his apartment with after the July 20, 2012 theater massacre.<p>Lt. Thomas Wilkes said that explosives found in the apartment were so …

More mobile phones mean fewer deaths from natural disasters

Fewer people were killed or affected by natural disasters than in any other year in the past decade, according to a report (pdf) released Oct. 17. In 2012, some 15,706 died, compared to 37,907 in 2011 or almost 304,474 casualties in 2010, according to the International Federation of Red Cross, …

Natural Disasters

Study: Sleep 'Cleans' Your Brain

10 Foolproof Tips for Improving Your Google Search Results

Maybe you're already known as a Google search whiz...the person everyone goes to when they're having trouble finding the best results for a specific …

Listen To A Woman Scream About God And Freemasons After House Votes To End Shutdown

"The Constitution would not have been written by Freemasons. They go against God!"

Four facts about the national debt you may not know

Now that<p>Congressis set to lift the current limit on how much the government can borrow, here are four facts about the national debt that, polls indicate, many people don’t know.<p>1. The U.S. debt burden is starting to decline. That's right – it's going down, not up.<p>The important measure of the debt …

Iran turns on the charm for international audience as its bloody clampdown continues at home

While the new Iranian regime is busy trying to convince the outside world it is moderate, Tehran has clamped down even harder on human rights and stepped up public executions in recent weeks.<p>An estimated 560 people have been executed in Iran this year, including as many as 250 since President Hasan …

The 15 Wittiest Things Oscar Wilde Ever Said

Or wrote. Maybe. (He said a lot of witty things).<p>Happy birthday, you quote machine, you!<p>All photos by Napoleon Sarony, via Oscar Wilde In America.

Top NSA officials leaving spy agency

A U.S. intelligence official confirms that NSA director Army Gen. Keith Alexander and his top deputy, John "Chris" Inglis will be departing over the next six months, but said neither one is being "pushed out."<p>Reuters first reported the impending departures, noting that it will give President Obama …