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Beyond Ferguson: 5 glaring signs that we’re not living in a post-racial society

<b>Protesters at Meridian Hill Park, also known as Malcom X Park, Aug. 14, 2014 in Washington, to protest the fatal shooting of Michael Brown by police in Ferguson, Mo. (AP/Alex Brandon)</b><p>Privileged pundits love to insist that race is no longer a factor in American life. The numbers say they’re …

These Star Wars: Episode 7 Fan Posters Are So Good They Gave Us Chills

After slogging through 7 years of lackluster prequels, the possibility of returning to the Star Wars world with the original cast and promise of …

On Ferguson, no words from Clinton

Hillary Clinton ignored reporters’ questions about the racial conflict in Ferguson, Missouri, on Sunday at the end of a book-signing event in Westhampton Beach, a vacation enclave near her rented summer house.<p>Clinton, the potential 2016 Democratic presidential hopeful who has been vacationing in …

Commuters to face lengthy queues at ticket windows if they don't have Opal card

Transport Minister Gladys Berejiklian is warning train travellers they could face lengthy queues at ticket windows next Monday if they do not have an …

US denies paying ransom as Qatar secures release of journalist in Syria

The US has unequivocally denied paying any money at all to the Syrian extremist group that until Sunday held an American journalist hostage.<p>Whatever prompted Jabhat al-Nusra, al-Qaida’s chosen affiliate in Syria, to release Peter Theo Curtis, the government of Qatar, increasingly a regional power …

Here's What Politics And Religion In Texas Tell Us About Modern America

<i>"Rough Country: How Texas Became America's Most Powerful Bible-Belt State" By Robert Wuthnow.Princeton University Press; 654 pages.</i><p>TEXANS miss few opportunities to boast of their history. The capsule version, peddled by politicians and populists, is as follows. Inspired by the deaths of a small …

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Israeli airstrikes kill 16 in Gaza, Palestinian officials say

The recently renewed violence in the Mideast claimed more lives Sunday as Israeli strikes killed at least 16 people in Gaza and a Hamas attack on a border crossing wounded four Israeli civilians.<p>The 16 Palestinian victims included a mother and her three children in their home, said a spokesman for …

Object thrown from crowd kills footballer

A footballer has died after being hit in the head by an object thrown from the crowd at a top-flight league game in Algeria.<p>The Confederation of African Football (CAF) said Cameroonian striker Albert Ebosse died in hospital Saturday night after he was struck at the match between JS Kabylie and USM …

Quake is Bay Area's strongest in 25 years - CNN.com

<i>Editor's note: Are you there? Share your images if you can safely.</i><p><b>(CNN)</b> -- The strongest earthquake in 25 years in Northern California's Bay Area struck early Sunday, injuring dozens of people, damaging historic buildings in downtown Napa and turning fireplaces into rubble.<p>The 6.0-magnitude quake …

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Islamic State (ISIS)

Kyrgyzstan's biggest ever blockbuster hits cinemas amid patriotism push

A historical epic billed as Kyrgyzstan's biggest ever blockbuster is set to hit cinemas in the central Asian country next week as part of the latest government attempts to bolster patriotism.<p>But Kurmanjan Datka: Queen of the Mountains has been criticised for relying on public funds in a country …

Ukraine defiant on national day, rebels parade captives

KIEV/DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - Ukraine marked its independence day on Sunday with a military march-past in Kiev intended to send a message of defiance to Russia, but pro-Moscow rebels countered by parading captured Ukrainian troops through the streets of their main stronghold.<p>The rival events …

The ISIS Threat

Islamic State (ISIS)