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Inside Country Music's Conflicted Relationship With Religion

With country in the midst of a never-ending keg party, how does a genre rooted in God keep its Savior in the mix?<p>Summer is typically party-jam season …

Deadly blasts target pilgrims in Baghdad

Two bombs have exploded in the Iraqi capital, killing at least 12 people and injuring 25, Al Jazeera has learnt.<p>The first bomb detonated in central Baghdad's Bab al-Sharji area near al-Nassir Square around 7.30pm local time, killing at least 10 people and injuring another 18.<p>An Al Jazeera …


Why shaking hands is still a big deal

Researchers find the gesture creates better cooperation and trust between humans - even when it is carried out by a robot<p>Shaking hands before negotiations results in a better deal for both parties - even when one is represented by a robot, a study has found.<p>The act of shaking hands at the start of …


Who might lead ISIS if al-Baghdadi dies?

<i>Watch "Blindsided: How ISIS shook the world," a GPS special airing Monday at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CNN.</i><p><b>(CNN) —</b> For weeks, reports have been circulating that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the caliph of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), was seriously injured in an airstrike back in March.<p>On Wednesday, …


Liberals Raise our Taxes then they Waste our Money!

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