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Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby was on 'Judge Judy'

Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby, who made headlines when she filed charges against six police officers following the death of Freddie Gray, appeared on an episode of "Judge Judy" in 2000.<p>The then 20-year-old Mosby, who went by Marilyn James at the time, brought her neighbor Ryan …

Air Force general who spoke of God should be court-martialed, group says

An Air Force general who recently spoke about how God has guided his career should be court-martialed, a civil liberties group is saying.<p>In a speech at a National Day of Prayer Task Force event on May 7, Maj. Gen. Craig Olson credits God for his accomplishments in the military, and refers to …

Military

50 Healthy Meals Made Even Better With Sriracha Hot Sauce

Sriracha (pronounced sir-rotch-ah or sear-raw-chah) is a bright red hot sauce that’s getting seriously popular. The paste-like sauce—named after Sri …

Healthy Eating

40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World

If you’re a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and infographics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make …

Gigapixels of Andromeda [4K]

Andromeda

'Underwater Babies'

"Underwater Babies" photographer Seth Casteel one-ups the cuteness factor found in his previous underwater portraits of dogs and puppies.

Scuba Diving

Believe your eyes: The Sony World Photography Awards 2015

Feast your eyes on the winners of the Sony World Photography Awards 2015. The winners -- who take home prizes up to $30,000 -- were chosen from a record-breaking 183,737 images submitted from 171 countries. The awards bills itself as the "world's biggest photography competition" and 200 images by …

Chinese New Year

The world's fastest-growing religion is ...

<b>(CNN) —</b> If tech futurists are to be believed, by the year 2050, robots will do many of our errands and drive our cars. If a new study on religious trends is to be believed, many of those robot-controlled cars will stop and park at mosques and churches.<p>Yes, despite predictions that religion will go …

Religion

Remembering a devoted keeper of Anne Frank's legacy

<b>(CNN) —</b> Buddy Elias spent much of his life preserving the memory of his cousin Anne Frank. His death Monday brought back memories for me.<p>We met three years ago in an Atlanta hotel conference room. He and his wife, Gerti, were touring the United States to promote a new book.<p>I could tell instantly …

World War II

Obama’s revenge against Israel

President Obama is angry with Israeli voters for re-electing Benjamin Netanyahu, and he’s willing to risk the lives and security of Israeli citizens to show it.<p>The State Department is reportedly considering reversing the decades-long policy of protecting Israel’s security at the United Nations and …

One nation under Allah: Fury after school recites pledge in Arabic

Students at Pine Bush High School in Pine Bush, New York, knew right away there was something not quite right about the Pledge of Allegiance. That’s because the pledge was being recited in Arabic.<p>“One nation under Allah,” the student body president announced over the intercom system on …

Pledge of Allegiance

Hulk is a 175-pound pitbull you don’t want to get angry

Hulk is a 175-pound pitbull who you definitely don’t want to get angry.<p>The 18 month-old pit looks intimidating for a reason. His New Hampshire-based owners, Marlon and Lisa Grennan, who own Dark Dynasty K9’s -- a company that breeds, trains, and supplies pits to celebrities and ultra-wealthy …

39 Commonly Misused Words and How to Use Them Correctly

Where the mechanics of writing are concerned, I’m far from perfect. One example: I always struggle with <i>who</i> and <i>whom.</i> (Sometimes I’ll even rewrite a …

Language

Netanyahu flies to U.S., signs of some easing of tensions over Iran speech | News Home | Reuters

WASHINGTON/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The United States and Israel showed signs of seeking to defuse tensions on Sunday ahead of a speech in Washington by Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu when he will warn against a possible nuclear deal with Iran.<p>Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu listens as …

South Asia

Why does the government consider this grandmother public enemy No. 1?

Meet Barronelle Stutzman -- who is being treated as Washington State’s Public Enemy No. 1.<p>Stutzman is a grandmother, a devout Southern Baptist and the owner of a small flower shop. The 70-year-old Christian is also opposed to gay marriage — a religious belief that could cost Stutzman her business, …

Historic Stretch in Law Enforcement Safety

Law Enforcement

Sheriff Clarke slams Holder to Congress: He 's caused a 'rallying cry for cop-haters across America'

Milwaukee County <b>Sheriff David Clarke</b> wants to make sure President Obama’s attorney general nominee is more police-friendly than her predecessor, <b>Eric</b> …

Man who had sex for a year with a captive Dolphin called Dolly speaks out about their year-long love affair in new documentary and claims SHE seduced him

• <b>Malcolm Brenner, 63, pursued relationship with bottlenose Dolly in 1971</b>• <b><br>Brenner describes their sexual encounters in new documentary film</b>• <b><br>Dolphin Lover</b> …

Documentaries

Book by ‘most lethal sniper’ in U.S. history claims 160 kills in Iraq

Kyle is the son of a deacon and a Sunday school teacher. He did most of his killing with a bolt-action .300 Winchester Magnum sniper rifle.<p>He says he …

Reflections on the Documentary “Patterns of Evidence: Exodus” (Timothy Raymond)

Monday night a small handful from my congregation attended the one-night-only showing of Patterns of Evidence: Exodus. If you haven’t heard about it, …

John Baird says Palestinians made 'huge mistake' pursuing Israel at international court

Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird reaffirmed Canada's opposition Monday to a Palestinian attempt to pursue war crimes charges against Israel at the …

Hitchcock's film of Nazi concentration camp Belsen aired for first time in 70 years

Lost documentary about death camp's liberation is to be broadcast on British TV<p>A film documentary about the liberation of Belsen, the Nazi …

12 Most Shocking Charlie Hebdo Covers

A year after the attack on the satirical magazine, a look at its most shocking covers—including a Frenchman bleeding Champagne who says ‘fuck them’ …

politicalears.com

Atlanta Fire Chief: I was fired because of my Christian faith

Kelvin Cochran was five-years-old when he realized that he wanted to be a firefighter.<p>“My family was very, very poor,” Cochran told me. “We were living in a shotgun house in an alley – three big brothers, two little sisters.”<p>“It’s a frightening day in the United States when a person cannot express …

LGBTQI

Rob Gordon: From the shores of Nova Scotia, Israel’s first soldiers

The Fort Edward blockhouse in Windsor, Nova Scotia is one of the the oldest wooden fortifications still standing in North America. It played a major …

Israel

Archaeologists say they've located the possible site of trial of Jesus

Archaeologists in Jerusalem say they may have uncovered the remains of Herod the Great's palace, the site where the trial of Jesus Christ may have taken place prior to his crucifixion.<p>The Washington Post reports that the remains are being opened to the public through tours organized by the Tower of …

Archaeology

14 DIY Versions of Your Fave Cereals

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so shouldn’t it involve more than just a bowlful of off-the-shelf sugar (or simply a mugful of coffee)? These 14 homemade cereal recipes offer a more healthful spin on some of our childhood faves. Whip up a big batch over the weekend to make morning …

ATM theft backfires as explosion knocks down robber

Police in Australia have released CCTV footage in search of a man who tried to rob an ATM by blowing it up.<p>The man planted explosives on a cash machine in the city of Darwin, however, his plan went wrong when he was knocked off his feet by the blast.<p>The ATM was left in a mangled mess, but all the …

Christmas Eve