Rachel Tipton

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12 Self-Awareness Exercises That Fuel Happiness and Success

An old African proverb says, "When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside can do you no harm."<p>Self-awareness is one of the most important skills for success. How you behave and respond to external situations is governed by internal mental processes. Self-awareness uncovers any destructive …

Self-awareness

Islamic State leaders 'cannot hide,' Obama says after Pentagon briefing

ARLINGTON, Va. — President Obama said he's dispatching Secretary of Defense Ash Carter to the Middle East to help secure more help to fight the Islamic State, promising that his administration is "moving forward with a great sense of urgency" against the terrorist group.<p>"ISIL leaders cannot hide, …

Saudi Arabia Unveils 'Islamic Military Alliance' Against Terrorism

Saudi Arabia said Tuesday that 34 nations have agreed to form a new "Islamic military alliance" to fight terrorism.<p>The announcement published by the state-run Saudi Press Agency said the coalition is being established because terrorism "should be fought by all means and collaboration should be made …

After Paris and California attacks, U.S. Muslims feel intense backlash

The day of the shooting<p>The manhunt<p>Two suspects were killed in a confrontation with police after a shooting at a nonprofit facility that left at least 14 dead.<p>The attackers were killed in a confrontation with police after a shooting at the nonprofit Inland Regional Center that left 14 dead.<p>By Kevin …

Religion

Associated Press News

Hours before San Bernardino shooting, doctors urged Congress to lift funding ban on gun violence research

By Brady Dennis<p>, Reporter<p>On Wednesday morning, a group of doctors in white coats arrived on Capitol Hill to deliver a petition to Congress. Signed by more than 2,000 physicians around the country, it pleads with lawmakers to lift a restriction that for nearly two decades has essentially blocked the …

Guns

Behold, the 10 most ignorant countries in the world

Inequality, immigration, obesity. People hold strong views about these thorny public challenges. It’s a shame, then, that most don’t know even basic facts about them.<p>Polling firm Ipsos MORI published its latest “Perils of Perception” report today (Dec. 2), and it makes for uncomfortable reading. …

Polling

Why Your Workout Should Be More Like a Drinking Game

I've been turning my workouts into a drinking game.<p>I had to.<p>You know how some people (who shall remain nameless) used to play drinking games in college that had all sorts of crazy rules to make them drink? There was Three Man, which for the life of me I cannot remember the rules for...because there …

Muscle

NATO made another big move against Russia

BRUSSELS — NATO foreign ministers invited tiny Montenegro on Wednesday to join their military alliance in its first expansion since 2009, defying Russian warnings that enlargement of the US-led bloc further into the Balkans would be a provocation.<p>In a scripted session at NATO's headquarters in …

Russia

Erdogan has a trump card against Putin that would transform the Syrian war

Prior to the incident, Moscow ignored calls by Ankara to put an "immediate end" to its airstrikes on Turkmen rebel brigades operating along the border.<p>The tension culminated in Turkey's decision to down the Su-24 fighter jet, which had been bombing units of Liwa Jabal al-Turkman — an ethnic Turkish …

War

Russia: Turkish president benefits from IS oil trade

MOSCOW (AP) — Sharply raising the stakes in Moscow's spat with Ankara, Russia's top military brass on Wednesday accused Turkish President Recep …

Saudi Arabia to execute more than 50 terrorists, say reports

Executions appear to be warning to would-be jihadis, with one newspaper saying some facing death penalty are affiliated with al-Qaida<p>Saudi Arabia plans to execute more than 50 people convicted of terrorism, according to reports, in what appears to be a warning to would-be jihadis at a time of …

Saudi Arabia

Assad only winner after Russian jet downed

<b>(CNN) —</b> What a difference 12 hours can make. Just as the Syria peace negotiations in Vienna were moving ahead, news came that the Turkish air force had downed a Russian bomber that it claims had violated its airspace. Making things worse, a Russian marine was reportedly killed during an operation …

Paris attacks: Another attack could have been hours away

<b>Paris (CNN) —</b> French authorities working to dismantle the terrorist network behind the Paris attacks say another attack could have been hours away when police closed in on the suspects' hideaway last week.<p>Suspected ringleader Abdelhamid Abaaoud and another man were planning a suicide attack on the …

Special Forces

Tunisian President Declares State Of Emergency Following Deadly Explosion

An explosion ripped through a bus carrying presidential security in central Tunis on Tuesday, prompting the Tunisian president to issue a state of emergency for the North African country.<p>NPR's Leila Fadel reports that a spokesman for Tunisia's Interior Ministry said at least 11 people were killed …