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Cute cat with kittens pictures. Why do cats purr? | Food, Beautiful, Funny

<b>Why do cats purr?</b><p>It is hard to imagine without a cat purring. Sometimes, of course, that the cat is not very often purrs due to the peculiarities of …

Russia wants to fly over US with advanced digital camera

WASHINGTON (AP) — Russia will ask permission on Monday to start flying surveillance planes equipped with high-powered digital cameras amid warnings …

Brazil tackles zika virus with genetically modified mosquitoes

A trial to release “self-limiting” mosquitoes, whose offspring do not survive, has already reduced wild mosquito larvae by 82 per cent<p>British scientists have offered Brazil fresh hope in the fight against dengue fever, chikungunya and the recent outbreak of zika virus thanks to genetically modified …

Public Health

World's oldest man dies at 112 in Japan, officials say

The world's oldest man died Tuesday at the age of 112 after suffering chronic heart problems, Japanese officials said.<p>Yasutaro Koide had said his secret to a long life was not to smoke, drink or overdo it.<p>Koide, who was born on March 13, 1903, died two months short of his 113th birthday.<p>In the year …

2015: The Year In Political F-ups

There were plenty of political players, both left and right, making boneheaded mistakes in 2015<p>Amanda Marcotte<p>December 31, 2015 1:00pm (UTC)<p>The big story of 2015 appears to be how Donald Trump can do no wrong, at least in the eyes of his supporters. But a lot of other political players this year …

Texas will start the new year with new open-carry laws

Supporters said the law would enhance public safety in the state of 27 million people. Texas will be the most-populous U.S. state to allow open carry.<p>Opponents have said it could be chilling for the public to see armed people on city streets, and inside public buildings and designated stores.<p>Under …

Michael Moore wants to make America great again with Where To Invade Next

When Michael Moore’s latest documentary was announced as part of the Toronto International Film Festival lineup a few months ago, only its title,</i> …

Family's sneaky parking routine to secure space exposed

A driver has been caught on camera going to extreme lengths to save a parking space for a "family member" - including reversing into oncoming traffic and blocking another car.<p>The dashcam footage, sure to infuriate all drivers, shows the moment Aleksandr Rogozin is blocked from moving into the spot …

Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s DNC has been incompetent.

Sen. Bernie Sanders had been having a lovely little week. He scored the endorsements of both the Communications Workers of America union and the …

Sanders campaign sues DNC after database breach

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Bernie Sanders' campaign on Friday sued the Democratic National Committee in federal court after the party organization withheld the campaign's access to a crucial voter database.<p>The internal warfare exploded after the DNC cut off Sanders from the database and said the Vermont …

Chinese censors objected to Moranbong band calling US an ‘ambitious wolf’ and glorifying Korean war, says source<p>A North Korean pop group cancelled its Beijing concerts last week when Chinese authorities objected to “anti-American” lyrics in the show, said a source with ties to both countries.<p>The …

North Korea

There's a war on the way women talk — and it needs to end

In May, Amy Schumer parodied women's tendency to over-apologize in a widely lauded "Inside Amy Schumer" sketch titled, "I'm sorry." A few months later, in one of its most popular posts this year, The Washington Post satirized how a woman might hedge what she says in the boardroom with phrases like …

Texas Plumber Says Life Was Ruined By Jihadi Video Showing His Work Truck

Oh, and thanks for nothing, Stephen Colbert.<p>HOUSTON (CN) - A Texas Ford dealer resold a plumber's work truck without removing company decals, which ruined his life when a photo of jihadis shooting an anti-aircraft gun from the truck went viral, the plumber claims in court.<p>Mark Oberholtzer owns …

Fox News’ Eric Bolling melts down on Twitter after reporter challenges his new conspiracy theory about American Muslims

“Whether or not it was a thousand, thousand, a few hundred, a handful — who cares, there were Muslims”<p>On Tuesday's episode of "The Five," co-host Eric Bolling claimed that not only are Donald Trump's unverified/unverifiable statements about American Muslims celebrating 9/11 true, but that these …

Charities chafe at IRS proposal to collect donors' Social Security numbers

The IRS once again has stirred the ire of nonprofit groups, this time with a proposal organizations say could someday require them to collect and hand over the Social Security numbers of their donors.<p>Under the proposed rule, the IRS would create an optional filing for 501(c)(3) nonprofits. Those …

Desperate family calls for medicinal cannabis amnesty after police come knocking

"Now we have possibly one per day and some days are seizure-free," said Mrs Dell. "It has definitely helped."<p>The transformation was so remarkable …

I Tattooed My Face In Pursuit of Perfect Brows and Lips

"You're doing what?!" my best friend, who is usually very supportive of all my cosmetic endeavors, yelled into the phone. "You're going to tattoo your lips? I'm saying this out of love: I think you're really crazy."<p>Saying full lips are a beauty trend implies—falsely—that the tide will soon change …

Bill Maher, Stephen Colbert discuss religion on Late Show

Bill Maher mocked people who believe in God during an interview with Stephen Colbert on Monday.<p>“We’re very opposite. You’re married and religious,” …

Religion

Tumblr Launches A “GIF Maker” For Mobile, Promises More Tools For Creative Expression To Come

Tumblr today is launching a new tool that will capitalize on its community’s love for both creating and sharing GIFs with the debut of a mobile-only “GIF Maker.” The tool, which lets you quickly turn your iPhone videos or burst photos into GIFs, will not be a standalone application, but will rather …

Bill Maher slams GOP, Ted Cruz for ISIS idiocy: “You can’t wipe people off the map”

On Colbert, he calls Cruz “a chicken hawk with a law degree,” mocks GOP’s militaristic insanity in Middle East<p>Sarah Burris<p>November 17, 2015 7:15pm (UTC)<p>Bill Maher joined Stephen Colbert last night to talk about the Republican response to the Paris attacks and his own personal thoughts on how to …

This Congressman Doesn't Understand How the Internet or the First Amendment Work

Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas) has a plan to stop ISIS today at a Federal Communications Committee hearing: Censor the internet.<p>Here’s what Barton …

Internet

Former Al Qaeda Terrorist Offers Chilling Warning: Another Attack Coming ‘Within the Next Two Weeks’

A former member of Al Qaeda in Yemen warned Tuesday that a terror attack is likely within the next two weeks.<p>Morten Storm, an ex-terrorist who later became a double agent for the CIA, told Fox News host Megyn Kelly that he believes an attack is imminent.<p>“I believe that within the next two weeks, we …

This is why they hate us: The real American history neither Ted Cruz nor the New York Times will tell you

We talk democracy, then overthrow elected governments and prop up awful regimes. Let’s discuss the actual history<p>The soi-disant Land of the Free and Home of the Brave has a long and iniquitous history of overthrowing democratically elected leftist governments and propping up right-wing dictators in …

Kurdistan details its secretive plan to export half a million barrels of oil per day right under Iraq's nose

The region's minister for natural resources, Ashti Hawrami, said that to avoid detection oil was often funneled through Israel, transferred directly between ships off the coast of Malta, and decoy ships used to make it harder for Baghdad to track.<p>Kurdistan says it had been forced to bypass Baghdad …

After Paris, right-wing media launches new war on reason, reality

When I dared ask conservatives to tone down violent rhetoric after Paris, they responded with death threats<p>Last Friday, I wrote this Salon essay about the barbaric terrorist attacks on Paris, France. I made a very basic and clear argument: Terrorism is a form of political violence that kills and …

The UK stopped 7 terrorist attacks in the past 6 months

Speaking to the BBCs Today Programme this morning, he also said he will look at speeding up the passage of the Draft Communications Data Bill through parliament.<p>The government claimed in July this year that fifty terrorist attacks have been foiled since the 7/7 London bombings in 2005.<p>That averages …

Ben Carson: Curtail Illegal Immigration by Cutting All Benefits That Attract It

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said he would cut down on illegal immigration across the U.S.-Mexico border by cutting all benefits that he says attracts illegal immigration.<p>Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson speaks at a news conference Sunday, Nov. …

Three Simple Truths About Terror, Religion, and Islam

<b>One:</b> Terrorism is the illusion of power. It only becomes powerful when people fall for it. Picture a magician who performs a variation on the trick of sawing a person in half. The "victim" screams in agony as the saw appears to slice her in half. The magician then turns to the audience, raises his …