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Some Americans Still Believe Obama Is The Antichrist, Bigfoot Is Real, Poll Shows

How many Americans still believe in global conspiracy theories, UFO landings and the notion that President Barack Obama is the Antichrist? More than you might think.<p>A new poll conducted by liberal-leaning automated polling firm Public Policy Polling (PPP) reveals that a significant number of …

North Carolina's Proposed State Religion Isn't as Unprecedented as It Sounds

The history of established churches in the early United States shows why the Tar Heel State's proposal treads on precarious ground.<p>North Carolina is home to many great things: Beer City USA, great basketball, and the nation's best barbecue (yeah, I said it, Texas). It also has more than its fair …

Obama Presses For Gun Control In Colorado: We Will Not Just 'Wait For The Next Newtown'

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Wednesday appealed for common sense in the debate over gun control legislation, and urged Americans to read the proposals for themselves.<p>Citizens need to "get the facts," Obama said at the Denver Police Academy in Colorado. "We're not proposing a gun …

North Korea: Attack on U.S. cleared

Ratcheting up the rhetoric, North Korea warned early Thursday that its military has been cleared to wage an attack on the U.S. using “smaller, lighter and diversified nuclear” weapons.<p>The Pentagon, meanwhile, said in Washington that it will deploy a missile defense system to the U.S. Pacific …

The Changing Forensic Science Of Arson Is Freeing Innocent Convicts

Modern investigations are finding no evidence for arson in old cases.<p>A man who spent 42 years in prison walked free yesterday, released because the evidence that he had committed arson was faulty.<p>Louis C. Taylor had been behind bars since he was 16, after he was convicted of setting a fire in a …