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Here's How to Save $100,000 by Age 30

Start by saying no more often.<p>You might have heard an absurd-sounding parable that often makes the rounds on personal finance blogs. This story is …

Personal Finance

Somebody Living With Autism Wants You to Read This

Listen, asshole, I've had it up to my messy bun with you and your dangerously ignorant comments about children with autism and their parents. You know who you are. If you're reading this because someone shared it on social media, maybe that's because they wanted YOU to read it. Here's what you need …

Jury Wants Life in Prison for Woman Who Ran Granddaughter to Death

An Alabama jury has recommended life in prison for a woman convicted in the running death of her 9-year-old granddaughter.<p>A jury in Gadsden on Thursday voted 7-5 that Joyce Hardin Garrard, 50, should be spared the death penalty, NBC station WVTM reported. She will be sentenced May 11.<p>Garrard was …

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New Zealand PM becomes 2nd leader to give birth<p>These realistic characters are actually made of cake<p>'I didn't like the sight': Trump signs executive …

U.S. rebukes Israel's victorious Netanyahu on Mideast policy

CLEVELAND/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Wednesday scolded Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu following his re-election victory for abandoning his commitment to negotiate for a Palestinian state and for what it called “divisive” campaign rhetoric toward Israel’s minority Arab …

Israel

Hard-right shift delivers upset election win for Netanyahu

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu pledged on Wednesday to form a new governing coalition quickly after an upset election victory that was built on a shift to the right and drew an immediate rebuke from the White House.<p>In the final days of campaigning, Netanyahu …

Israel

Saddam Hussein's tomb destroyed, but Babylon is safe as ISIS targets antiquity

<b>Babylon, Iraq (CNN) —</b> ISIS has smashed priceless ancient statues in Mosul, bulldozed the ruins of Nineveh and Hatra, and dynamited centuries-old churches, mosques and shrines.<p>In a battle between Iraqi forces and ISIS over control of Tikrit recently, the tomb of Saddam Hussein was squashed to …

Babylon

How Christianity Really Started

<i>Image credit: Glass bowl base with saints Peter and Paul flanking a column with the Christogram (monogram) of Christ, dated to the late 4th century A.D. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (16.174.3), Open Access Collection. Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1916.</i><p>It's a remarkable statistic. Almost 70% of …

Battle for Tikrit: Despite billions in aid, Iraqi army relies on militia, and Iran

<b>(CNN) —</b> The campaign to retake the city of Tikrit from ISIS, also known as the Islamic State, involves a curious mixture of Iraqi forces -- the army and air force, federal police, powerful Shia militia as well as Sunni tribal fighters.<p>It's a cast of about 30,000 fighters with an opaque command …

Jury finds Pharrell, Thicke copied Marvin Gaye song for 'Blurred Lines'

A jury awarded Marvin Gaye's children nearly $7.4 million Tuesday after determining singers Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams copied their father's music to create "Blurred Lines," the biggest hit song of 2013.<p>Gaye's daughter Nona Gaye wept as the verdict was read and was hugged by her …

Music

Apple Watch battery can die after 3 hours

Careful with that Dick Tracy routine on your new Apple Watch — you won’t be able to keep it up all day.<p>Apple has quietly admitted that using its new …

Smartwatches

KKK skit shocks Wheaton College campus

An incident involving Wheaton College football players who dressed up in Ku Klux Klan robes as part of a parody of the Will Smith film "Bad Boys II" has rocked the college's campus, which already has been reeling from two other recent high-profile incidents.<p>The skit, which took place Feb. 28 in a …

Civil Rights

28 Essential Things You'll Never Be Able To Buy From SkyMall Again

Or, "28 Things You'll Never Not Buy From SkyMall Again."

My One and Only Ever Top Ten List

Full and embarrassing disclosure...<p>Like everyone else, I click on list links.<p>As a public service, I provide some for your entertainment and amusement as well as three core sources for continued and higher education in list learning....<p>17 Weird But Endearing Things Couples Do To Annoy Each Other<p>6 …

18 Ways Real People Had Their Dream Weddings For $5,000 Or Less

You don't need to break the bank to have the best day ever.

Charlie Hebdo: Hunt focused in north France

<b>Longpont, France (CNN) —</b> An intense manhunt for two brothers wanted in the Charlie Hebdo magazine massacre focused Thursday on northern France's Picardy region, where sources close to the investigation said a police helicopter might have spotted the suspects.<p>Authorities believe that Cherif Kouachi, …

Terrorism