Nov 26

Sierra Leone workers dump bodies in Kenema

Burial workers in the Sierra Leonean city of Kenema have dumped bodies in public in protest at non-payment of allowances for handling Ebola victims. The workers, who went on strike over the issue, left 15 bodies abandoned at the city’s main hospital. One of the bodies was reportedly left by the hospital manager’s office and …

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Nov 26

47 already dead in Madagascar plague outbreak

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Over 40 people have already died in a plague outbreak on Madagascar and the UN World Health Organization (WHO) has warned of a “rapid” spread of the bacterial disease carried by rats in the capital Antananarivo. The death toll of the bubonic plague outbreak in Madagascar has risen to 47, Secretary-General of the Health Ministry …

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Nov 26

Lecrae Serves as Voice of Reason Amid Painful Ferguson Verdict

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Lecrae Moore, 35, known as the Christian hip-hop artist and record producer Lecrae, has emerged as an articulate voice of reason in the wake of the grand jury finding that disappointed and enraged so many people in Ferguson, Missouri, and across the nation. His bold stand for Bible-based faith has put Lecrae at odds with …

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Nov 26

Are Biblical ‘End Times’ Ushering in Rise of Natural Disasters?

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Despite the wails of despair you hear from some quarters, Americans as a whole rank climate change dead last on a list of important issues. Only 5 percent of Americans say climate change is the most important issue facing the United States today. The issue of climate change and its effects on the environment ranks behind …

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Nov 26

Only three in 10 Americans have HIV under control

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Just 30 percent of Americans living with HIV have the virus in check, putting others at risk of infection, U.S. health officials said on Tuesday. The report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that 840,000 of the 1.2 million people infected with HIV in 2011 were not consistently taking anti-HIV …

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Nov 26

Mary J. Blige: ‘I Started Praying and Crying … My Life Shifted’

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It’s easy for regular people to think that stars—whether in music, film or TV—have such cushy lives so full of success, glamor and luxury that nothing ever bothers them. But if the recent suicide of Robin Williams and the overdose death of Amy Winehouse before that taught us anything, it’s that stars are people too. …

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Nov 26

This Library Is Officially ‘God Less’ After Snubbing Fox News Host

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I received a Facebook message the other day from one of my readers in Cordova, Alaska. Kanji Christian had purchased a copy of my new book, God Less America, and he enjoyed the book so much he decided to donate a copy to the public library. The folks at the library said it would take a while for them …

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Nov 26

Atheists Prompt Investigation Into History Teacher for ‘Preaching’ Christianity in Class

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Two self-identified atheist activist organizations have prompted an investigation into a university history teacher in Georgia in the heart of the Bible Belt who they accuse of allegedly preaching Christianity and Creationism in his classroom. The Madison, Wisconsin-based Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF) and the Washington, D.C.-based Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science recently sent …

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Nov 26

It is now illegal to share food with the homeless in Florida

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If you’re someone who believes in personal (not government-provided) charity and who likes to make sure that as many homeless people as possible get a decent meal each day, good for you. But you might want to avoid Fort Lauderdale, Florida, because you could wind up with a hefty fine and some jail time. Seriously. According to …

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Nov 26

The causes of colds and flu and how to avoid them this winter

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The common cold and flu are believed by most physicians to be caused by exposure and susceptibility to a variety of common viruses. However, not everyone catches a cold or flu when exposed, which indicates it’s the strength of the host that dictates whether you come down with an infection. For example, three people could …

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Nov 26

Monster Sunspot May Unleash Powerful Solar Flares

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The largest sunspot to appear on Earth’s nearest star in more than two decades is once again pointed at the planet, and it will likely kick-start solar storms, NASA scientists say. The massive sunspot, previously known as Active Region 12192, was turned toward Earth in October and early November, but rotated out of view. While it …

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Nov 26

What Will the U.S. and Israel Do Once Every Other Country Recognizes Palestine?

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The European Parliament today postponed a vote on whether to recognize a Palestinian state, but the vote will likely come in mid-December. The Jerusalem Post reports that Israeli officials say such a move would be purely symbolic and not reflective of public opinion, though Israeli diplomats also lobbied hard for the postponement. The move comes after …

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Nov 26

Japan Is Running Out of Options with Economy

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The New York Times recently lit up the Japanese Twittersphere with a cartoon that was a little too accurate for comfort. In it, a stretcher marked “economy” is loaded into an ambulance with “Abenomics” painted on the side; the vehicle lacks tires and sits atop cinder blocks. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe looks on nervously, holding …

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Nov 26

Russia Is Ready for Shooting War, Will Likely Win Looming Nuclear Showdown with U.S.

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Preparedness for a nuclear conflict could prove as the foremost tactical advantage of Russia over the United States, likely positioning Moscow to score a win in case a shooting World War III with Washington as nemesis erupts. Noting the recent reports that Russia has gained the upper hand in nuclear weapons capability against the United States, …

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Nov 26

Illegals to receive Social Security, Medicare under Obama plan.

Under President Obama’s new program to protect millions of illegal immigrants from deportation, many of those affected will be eligible to receive Social Security, Medicare and a wide array of other federal benefits, a White House official said Tuesday. In his speech Thursday night, the president touted his plan as a means of bringing accountability …

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Nov 25

Top Healthy Foods for Kids

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Teaching kids the importance of eating healthy foods now can set them on the right course for life, but if you’re not a health guru, educating your kids can be a challenge. That’s why we asked health and nutrition experts to weigh in on the 10 healthiest foods your kids need to be eating now. …

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Nov 25

ISIS’ Global Network Expands: At Least 12 Military Allies in 9 Countries Beyond Iraq, Syria

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The Islamic State terrorist organization now has at least 12 known military allies, operating in nine countries outside of Iraq and Syria, that have publicly pledged their allegiances to the caliphate of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. As Islamic State leadership continues to call on extremists worldwide to wreak havoc on the West, NYMag.com’s Daily …

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Nov 25

Are the Biblical End Times Upon Us? New Research Reveals Where Americans Stand on Natural Disasters and the Apocalypse

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A majority of Americans believe (62 percent) that climate change is causing natural disasters, but a substantial proportion of the nation also thinks that these calamities are the result of the “end times” (49 percent) as recounted in the Bible, according to the Public Religion Research Institute. The research firm — which published the findings …

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Nov 25

7 Disturbing Realities About Teen ‘Sexting’ Trend

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You’re sitting in the Publix parking lot at dusk and notice the unsupervised 12-year-old riveted to his iPhone with his wide-eyed friend looking on. Walking through the mall you see three teen girls seemingly oblivious to surroundings as they stroll together each focused on their phones. Munching their curly fries at Arby’s, each one of five …

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Nov 25

Intercessors Win Major Prayer Battle in Colorado Supreme Court

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The Colorado Supreme Court on Monday upheld the right of Colorado Governors to issue proclamations calling for state days of prayer, upholding an earlier ruling by the Colorado District Court, and overturning a subsequent ruling by the Colorado Court of Appeals. This case began in 2008 against former Governor Bill Ritter by a small group of atheists …

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Nov 25

Water wars begin in California as thieves tap fire hydrants

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Western states have been suffering through one of the country’s worst droughts on record, but conditions have been particularly dreadful in the state of California, with its massive population and heavy agricultural production. In fact, drought conditions have gotten so bad that theft of water is now becoming more and more common. As reported by CBS …

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Nov 25

St. Luke’s hospital invests in organic farm to provide health-promoting food to patients

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Serving mystery meat, French fries, sugar drinks and Jell-O on a tray is no standard of care, especially for a hospital, which should be leading the way — boosting patients’ ability to heal with the most nutrient-dense foods. Sadly, hospitals have evolved into conveyor belts over time, serving processed foods en masse, foods that must …

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Nov 25

German bank begins charging customers negative interest as economic collapse approaches

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In a sane world, developed countries consider financial debt to be a bad thing, especially when it comes to consumer debt, because overwhelming consumer debt is bad when governments are trying to grow their economies. Growing economies solve a lot of problems for government officials and elected leaders — growing economies provide governments with funding so …

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Nov 25

California’s dry, overpopulated situation resembles the collapse of the Assyrian Empire

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Researchers are pointing to overpopulation and drought — two issues which are very familiar in today’s world, especially in California — as the reasons for the collapse of the Assyrian Empire, which used to be a flourishing hub in the 7th century BC. The fall of the powerful empire left many people, even to this …

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Nov 25

Protesters threaten to boycott black Friday, Hit America where it hurts

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Momentum is building on social media to boycott the Black Friday sales in order to hit corporate America “where it hurts” over the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown. The Justice for Michael Brown Leadership Coalition is organising the ‘No Justice, No Profit’ boycott campaign on Thanksgiving Day (27 November), through to Sunday. Black Friday …

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