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Hendricks out of UFC 192 due to weight cut issues

According to Hendricks' manager Ted Ehrhardt, Hendricks suffered a blockage in his intestine last night while cutting weight, as well as a kidney …

The sad, twisted truth about conservative Christianity’s effect on the mind

Some religious beliefs may alter brain function, making us more prone to anxiety and depression<p>“<i>I am 30 years old and I am struggling to find sanity. Between the Christian schools, homeschooling, the Christian group home (indoctrinating work camp) and different churches in different cities, I am a</i> …

10 Mind-Bending Questions About the 'Hobby Lobby' Decision

Judge Ginsburg certainly got it right when she said that the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision is going to create "havoc." And as the repercussions mount, so do the questions, in areas that range from economics and taxation to theology and philosophy.<p>There are those who might say that these …

Health Care

Unfortunate Son: Jesus Sings to the GOP

The Republican position on issues like unemployment insurance, minimum wage, the SNAP program, and Medicaid is cruel on a level that is deeper than anything we've seen in American politics since the ugliness of the backlash against the civil rights movement. But what is even more troubling is the …

Faith

“Meet the Press” to host climate change “debate” between GOP’s Marsha Blackburn and Bill Nye “the Science Guy”

<b>Marsha Blackburn, Bill Nye (AP/Chris Usher/Kevin Rivoli)</b><p>If it’s Sunday, it’s the overwhelming consensus of the scientific community being treated as a partisan argument<p>Alex Pareene<p>February 14, 2014 6:48pm (UTC)<p>This Sunday, "Meet the Press," the renowned televised political news forum, will host a …

Bible-mindedness, Morality and Crime

The evangelical-oriented Barna Group and the American Bible Study did a survey of 100 U.S. cities, ranking them according to "Bible-mindedness." The cities were ranked based on how many people read the Bible and whether they tended to take the text literally -- in other words a survey to find …

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Banning, CA- The Banning Unified School District teachers continue to fight the unfair labor practices being perpertated by the Superintendent, …

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Stunning Photos of the European Alps that Inspire Awe and Envy

If you live in a place that’s not likely to see snow this winter, or you’re bitter that the white Christmas you’ve been dreaming of decided to remain …

Evangelical church’s ugly truth: “Duck Dynasty” and Christian racists

Many people of faith have rushed to denounce Phil Robertson’s homophobia — but his racism is a different story<p>The Evangelical Church has a racism problem. And it is incumbent on us in this Christmas season to tell the truth about that. Recently A&E suspended Phil Robertson, the patriarch of its hit …

Pope Francis 'Evangelii Gaudium' Calls For Renewal Of Roman Catholic Church, Attacks 'Idolatry Of Money'

(Reuters) - Pope Francis called for renewal of the Roman Catholic Church and attacked unfettered capitalism as "a new tyranny", urging global leaders to fight poverty and growing inequality in the first major work he has authored alone as pontiff.<p>The 84-page document, known as an apostolic …

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The 7 Best Island Escapes

7 Perfect Island Getaways Around the Globe<p>From cheap hideaways to epic fishing and diving spots, we dug up seven crowd-free island escapes for every type of adventurer.<p>Water World: Maalifushi, Maldives<p>7 incredible island getaways from around the globe<p>The English word atoll comes from ­Dhivehi, the …

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Fox News’ 5 worst moments of 2013

It was another banner year for Rupert Murdoch’s propaganda shop. Here are the most cringeworthy moments<p>Along with death and taxes, Fox News is one of the few things we can depend on in this world. Just as the sun rises and sets, it's a given that, over the course of 12 months, many ridiculous, …

NBA Players Hated Wearing Short-Sleeve Jerseys On Christmas

Many NBA players were not impressed by the NBA's new line of jerseys that were released during the holidays.<p>Several players across the league criticized the jerseys for the material, and tight fit. A few players said it inhibited their shooting ability.<p>NBA players and writers took to Twitter with …