Wes Donaldson

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Facebook, Twitter Cooperated With Brazil Probe of Alleged Militants

The judge overseeing the probe that led to the arrest last week of suspected Islamist militants in Brazil said Facebook and Twitter cooperated with investigators by providing information about the suspects' use of both social networks.<p>In an interview late Sunday with Fantastico, a weekly news …

The world's largest small arms show – in pictures

The Shot Show held in Las Vegas is the world’s largest annual trade show for shooting, hunting and law enforcement professionals, featuring 1,600 exhibitors showing off their latest products to more than 62,000 attendees

Las Vegas

10 things you might not know about U.S. Special Operations forces

<b>(CNN) —</b> The troops that make up U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) include some of the most elite fighters in the U.S. military across all branches, including the Army Green Berets and Navy SEALS.<p>They're perhaps best known for going after high-value targets like Osama bin Laden and ISIS leader …

Vin Diesel unlikely to direct 'Furious 8'

<b>(The Hollywood Reporter) —</b> Vin Diesel took to Facebook to weigh in on the search for a director for "Furious 8," suggesting he is the right choice for the high-profile gig.<p>The often-outspoken actor and producer told fans that his mother had recently told him, "Either you direct 8 yourself... or …

7 downright scary beers for your next game of Truth or Dare

Crack open a cold one — it's your duty as a citizen of the world.<p>It's International Beer Day, which means it's downright good for humanity to enjoy …

Die Hard

June 2015

Diversity

Young Jupiter wiped out solar system's early inner planets, study says

Before Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars occupied the inner solar system, there may have been a previous generation of planets that were bigger and more numerous – but were ultimately doomed by Jupiter, according to a new study.<p>If indeed the early solar system was crowded with so-called super-Earths, …

The Science of Near-Death Experiences

Empirically investigating brushes with the afterlife<p>Near-death experiences have gotten a lot of attention lately. The 2014 movie <i>Heaven Is for Real</i>, about a young boy who told his parents he had visited heaven while he was having emergency surgery, grossed a respectable $91 million in the United …

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