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ISIS reportedly selling Christian artifacts, turning churches into torture chambers

The Islamic State is turning Christian churches in Iraq and Syria into dungeons and torture chambers after stripping them of priceless artifacts to sell on the black market, according to reports.<p>Ancient relics and even entire murals are being torn from the houses of worship and smuggled out through …

North Korean cinema features Americans as villains and a kidnapped director

North Korea hates the currently scrapped Hollywood film that revolves around the assassination of its beloved leader, but the country has had a long love affair with cinema -- of its own particular styling.<p>In the six decades since North Korea began to cultivate its own film industry, there have …

North Korea threatens to attack White House over hacking claims

Pyongyang cranks up its anti-American rhetoric and accuses Barack Obama of spreading rumours that it was behind cyberattack on Sony<p>President Barack Obama is "recklessly" spreading rumours of a Pyongyang-orchestrated cyberattack of Sony Pictures, North Korea says, as it warns of strikes against the …

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Panko Crusted Pork Tenderloin with Dijon Cream Sauce Recipe

We all know what magic a buttermilk marinade can do for chicken, but have you ever tried a buttermilk marinade for pork? It’s lovely!<p>In this recipe …

Ex-USC professor pleads guilty to sexually assaulting boys overseas

A former USC professor once on the FBI's 10 Most Wanted fugitives list pleaded guilty Friday to flying to the Philippines and sexually assaulting underage boys he groomed online.<p>Walter Lee Williams, 65, admitted engaging in illegal sexual contact with minors in foreign places, entering the plea …

DNA clears North Carolina inmates after 30 years in prison

North Carolina’s longest-serving death row inmate and his half-brother serving a life sentence have been exonerated and released from prison after spending more than 30 years behind bars for a rape and murder they did not commit.<p>Robeson County superior court acted with lightning speed to free the …

The California Drought Versus the Ice Bucket Challenge

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>By now, the words "Ice Bucket Challenge" should send a shiver down your spine the way, uh, ice would …

Mexican Macaroni Salad

I’ve made this simple pasta salad for years and years, and have always loved the heck out of it. It’s zippy, flavorful, and fun, and is as delicious …

Artist Gives Celebs the 'Natural' Look

Make-Under<p>One artist has decided to combat the plague of Photoshopped celebrity looks by going in the oppose direction—depicting our favorite stars …

Arizona protesters hope to stop immigrant transfer

ORACLE, Ariz. (AP) — Protesters carrying "Return to Sender" and "Go home non-Yankees" signs faced off with immigrant rights activists Tuesday in a …

Not in my backyard: Communities protest surge of immigrant kids

In places such as Murrieta, California, and Oracle, Arizona, the message is clear: Thousands of immigrant children fleeing Central America are unwelcome in Small Town U.S.A.<p>The children, many of them arriving unaccompanied from El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala, have traveled up to 3,000 miles …

L.A. mayor welcomes undocumented kids in need of temporary refuge | Reuters

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said on Tuesday he is working with local charities to find temporary refuge for some of the Central American children caught illegally entering the United States even as politicians elsewhere publicly declare them unwelcome.<p>Los Angeles mayor …

Feds Deny Plans to Send Immigrant Kids to Arizona Camp in Oracle

Federal officials told NBC News that undocumented immigrant children were never scheduled to be sent specifically on Tuesday to Oracle, Arizona, where protesters and supporters gathered much of the day in the expectation that dozens of them would be arriving by bus.<p>"There were never any plans for …

White House: Kids Crossing the Border Won't Be Sent Home to Die

Amid mass confusion over the White House's policy on immigration, Press Secretary <b>Josh Earnest</b> wants to make one thing clear: unaccompanied, undocumented children won't be deported if it is determined that doing so would lead to their death.<p>The press secretary responded to comments made by Maryland …

Theme Park Child Sex Sting Nabs Dozens

Solitary confinement: inside America's dreaded isolation cells

Depicted in 'Orange is the New Black' and fiercely debated in Congress, America's widespread and controversial use of solitary confinement is under fire. The Telegraph visits an isolation cell in Maine State Prison to find out more<p>The heavy steel door clangs shut. The bolt makes a startling bang as …

Las Vegas shooters saw government as the enemy

They were happily married and unhappily American.<p>Six months ago, Jerad and Amanda Miller left home in Indiana on a cross-country road trip with their two cats to start a new life in Las Vegas. Amanda, 22, had a part-time job at Hobby Lobby; Jerad, 31, dressed up as comic book heroes like Thor and …

In Pictures: Brazil poverty vs super stadia | Brazil

<b>Sao Paulo, Brazil -</b> Since Sao Paulo's Itaquerão stadium was built, residents living in its vicinity, including retirees and families with children, told Al Jazeera their rent jumped between 20-35 percent, and new costs associated with living near the stadium were now too hard to manage.<p>On May 2, a …

Sandy Hook killer's father: 'I wish Adam had never been born'

Peter Lanza is still struggling to fathom why his son Adam went on an armed rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December 2012<p>In Peter Lanza’s new house, on a secluded private road in Fairfield County, Connecticut, is an attic room overflowing with shipping crates of what he calls ‘the …

Protest at McDonald's Headquarters Leads to Dozens of Arrests

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USAAF: lost artwork from the second world war – in pictures

During the second world war, the US Army Airforce had bases across Suffolk and Norfolk. In their spare time, some servicemen painted murals. Some have been saved but many are neglected and deteriorating. Photographer Si Barber has been documenting them for posterity

Mark Zuckerberg: I Called Obama Over NSA Spying

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote in a post to the social network Thursday that he called President Obama in exasperation at the threat he believes …

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Vanished Malaysia plane an 'aviation mystery'

The disappearance of a Malaysian jetliner is an "unprecedented aviation mystery", a senior official said on Monday, the third day of a massive air and sea search to find any confirmed trace of the plane or the 239 people aboard.<p>The head of Malaysia's Civil Aviation Authority, Azharuddin Abdul …

9 Chili Recipes That Are Like a Warm Hug

Is there anything better than a bowl of chili?<p>Really, though -- it's spiced, warm, and hearty; it's flexible enough to endure endless variations; and, above all, it's the ultimate crowd-pleaser. Whether you're vegan, gluten-free, or the dreaded picky eater, no one can turn up their nose at a bowl …

Venezuela: chaos and thuggery take the place of the pretty revolution

Hugo Chávez's dream world has become a nightmare of shot-down protesters, jailed oppositionists, economic meltdown and a brutal war waged against a defiant middle class

China Threatens Drama if Obama Meets the Dalai Lama

BEIJING – A planned meeting between President Barack Obama and the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai lama would "seriously damage" U.S. relations with China, a Chinese Foreign Ministry official said Friday.<p>The White House National Security Council said Obama would meet the Dalai Lama, a …