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Senior Catholic cleric resigns after secret family revealed

The former rector of a prominent Legion of Christ seminary in Rome is leaving the priesthood after admitting to having a secret family, including two children of his own, which he concealed for years from Roman Catholic authorities.<p>The conservative Catholic order announced this weekend that Father …

Research Dissemination 101: Force11 Scholarly Communication Summer Institute

<b>By John Chodacki</b>“The whole point of the Doomsday Machine is lost if you keep it a secret!”<br>-Dr. StrangeloveIn science, as in Doomsday Machines, the …

Humanities

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Manarola by Night

Italy

Mixology 101: The 15 Best Cocktail Books for the Home Bartender

Take those drinks from amateur to artful.<p>Every once in a while, even the pros behind the bar need a refresher when it comes to concocting original and inspired drink recipes. We found 15 amazing cocktail books to help boost your home bar, hone your drink-mixing craft, and get more enjoyment out of …

Quench

The 8 Immutable Laws of Sharp Portrait Photographs

In portrait photography, it's not always easy to get the perfect shot. You need to get the right light, framing, angle, emotion, and sharpness. …

Landscape Photography

13 Times Italian-Girl Style Totally Ruled

French-girl style has long been our obsession, but during Fashion Week (New York, London, Milan <i>and</i> Paris editions), there was another chic set that captured our attention — the hoards of fashionable femmes hailing from Italy’s sartorially sound streets. You can always count on the Italian crowd to …

Street Style

Will Clinton move to the right? Liberals are watching

WASHINGTON (AP) — Liberals say they're watching.<p>Some Democratic activists say Hillary Clinton's private speeches to Wall Street bankers and other moneyed interests in 2013 and 2014 confirm their long-held suspicions she will revert to more moderate positions — and choose like-minded members of her …

Middle-class

Sheryl Sandberg shoots down rumors of a role in Clinton administration

Rumors have swirled for months that if Hillary Clinton succeeds in her bid to become the next U.S. president, she would appoint Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg as Treasury Secretary.<p>But Sandberg shot down those rumors today at the Virtuous Circle conference, hosted by the Internet …

Obama to consider 'proportional' response to Russia hacking

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama will consider a variety of responses to Russia's hacking of political party organizations and it is possible that any action may not be announced publicly, the White House said on Tuesday.<p>"There are a range of responses that are available …

Obama found Trump's talk of sexual assault 'repugnant'

Donald Trump’s comments about sexually assaulting women with impunity are “repugnant,” the White House said Tuesday.<p>Asked during a gaggle aboard Air Force One what President Barack Obama thought of the Republican presidential nominee’s remarks, which emerged last Friday in a leaked 2005 “Access …

Donald Trump

YouTube reports record views for the second presidential debate, but fewer live viewers

The cord cutting era is now in full effect, and nowhere is that more apparent than in the record numbers YouTube recorded for its airing of the second presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. The video sharing site says that the debate’s live stream and on-demand videos …

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Kim Kardashian sues online media outlet for libel

NEW YORK — Kim Kardashian sued an online media outlet for libel Tuesday, saying she was wrongly portrayed as a liar and thief after she was robbed at gunpoint of millions in jewels in Paris last week.<p>The lawsuit in Manhattan federal court seeks unspecified damages from MediaTakeOut.com. It said …

Met Gala

Supreme Court Presses Apple And Samsung On The Value Of Design

The legal battle between the world's two largest phone manufacturers may have broad implications for the future of patent law and innovation.<p>Several Supreme Court justices challenged Samsung's argument on Tuesday that the company should owe Apple less than $399 million for infringing on the design …

For smartphone-dependent world, Samsung troubles hit hard

White House says U.S. will retaliate against Russia for hacking

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest promised on Tuesday that the U.S. would deliver a “proportional” response to Russia’s alleged hacking of American computer systems.<p>In addition to pledging that the U.S. “will ensure that our response is proportional,” Earnest told reporters flying on Air …

Barack Obama

Guys Go Homeless For a Day - You Won't Believe How it Ends

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On Veterans Day, 11/11 @ 7, Let's Rally to House America's Homeless Veterans

In the 1980s, an addiction to drugs and alcohol consumed my cash and I found myself homeless and living in my car. I became one of thousands of Americans without a safe place to call home.<p>I count myself among the lucky ones. In 1990, I got clean and sober while traveling across the country as a …

This San Francisco church offers the homeless a place to sleep each day

St. Boniface Church in San Francisco is the only church in the US that invites homeless citizens in during the day for “sacred sleep.” Having a safe …

Woman Fills Box With Items For The Homeless Each Day, Sparks Alternative Advent Calendar Trend

A Facebook user has inspired others to create homemade advent calendars that will help homeless people this Christmas.<p>Louise Scott, from South …

Trial enters 2nd day for 1 of 3 suspects accused in beating of Navajo homeless men to death

The photographs of the beating victim's injuries are horrific, with wounds so severe that bone protrudes through a laceration under the deceased's right eye and fractures are almost too numerous to count.<p>The injuries that authorities say Allison Gorman suffered during a brutal attack that killed …

Crime

A homeless guy became a tech worker at Zenefits for 45 days

He attended the University of San Francisco, and barely survived on odd-jobs, he wrote in an essay for The Bold Italic.<p>"When I arrived in San Francisco, it seemed that the majority of twentysomethings I met were in the same boat," he wrote. "However, today it seems that starving young artists and …

Housing

Homeless Irish families face eviction on election day

As talk revolves around an Irish economic recovery, the growing number of homeless families say they see no sign of it.<p><b>Dublin, Ireland -</b> As the Irish go to the polls, the face of Ireland's prime minister smiles down upon them from a poster at Mountjoy Street, a beaten row of Georgian redbrick and …

Pair charged in 3-day torture, killing of homeless man in SF

Two men, along with numerous other unknown assailants, tortured a 66-year-old homeless man over a three-day period, eventually killing him and dumping his body in a Golden Gate Park pond two weeks ago, officials said Tuesday.<p>The brutal assault began on May 22, when a group of people, including …