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These Christians are giving up the dirtiest thing for Lent

a shared story    10 hours 22 minutes ago
During Lent, observant Christians typically give up indulgences — things like candy or Facebook or paying for sex. It’s a way of commemorating … well, something. I don’t actually know, as I was raised by wolves and take real pride in my ignorance of all...(more) 



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Chicago scientists part of team that confirmed Einstein's theory

a shared story    11 hours 22 minutes ago
Hundreds of physicists and students sat still in a University of Chicago auditorium Thursday, their eyes wide and necks craned forward, anxious to hear the recorded sound of two black holes colliding 1.3 billion light-years away. For several seconds, they heard only a muffled rumble. And...(more) 



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Britain says Syria deal will only work if Russia stops bombing

a shared story    11 hours 22 minutes ago
A cessation of hostilities in Syria can only succeed if Russia stops air strikes supporting Syrian government forces' advance against the opposition, British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said on Friday. "If implemented fully and properly ... , this (deal) will be an important step toward relieving...(more) 



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Sanders, Clinton Tangle Over Health Care Costs

a shared story    11 hours 22 minutes ago
Hillary Clinton said rival Bernie Sanders should "level with people" about the costs and benefits of his health care plan. The two Democratic rivals clashed over health care during Thursday night's debate on PBS. (Feb. 11)          



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Clinton, Sanders clash over minorities, money, Obama in Democratic debate

a shared story    11 hours 22 minutes ago
Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders battled for the crucial backing of black and Hispanic voters in Thursday night's Democratic debate and clashed heatedly over their support for Barack Obama as the presidential race shifted toward states with more minority voters. Clinton, who has cast herself...  



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Relatives sob as 49 dead in Mexico prison battle

a shared story    11 hours 22 minutes ago
Relatives of 49 inmates slaughtered in a fiery Mexican prison brawl sobbed and fainted as they read the list of victims on a wall after the country's deadliest jailhouse riot in years. Thursday's battle involved two rival factions of the Zetas drug cartel fighting for control...(more) 



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GOP reps vs. EPA’s clean water rules: Ready, fire, aim

a shared story    11 hours 22 minutes ago
If you are a Congressperson, there are a few different ways to grill a government agency head so that it works out to your advantage: You can grandstand and preach to create a soundbite that might get picked up by your local media, you can...(more) 



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Fear pervasive after Mexican prison riot that killed 49

a shared story    12 hours 22 minutes ago
MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) — A prison riot that left 49 inmates hacked, beaten or burned to death opened searing questions about gang rule, extortion and human rights violations in Mexico's overcrowded prisons, where people merely awaiting trial are mixed in with some of the world's most...(more) 



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South Korea, U.S. to discuss missile defense; South cuts power to Kaesong park

a shared story    12 hours 22 minutes ago
By Jack Kim and Ju-min Park SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea will begin talks with Washington as early as next week on deploying an advanced U.S. missile defense system following North Korea's rocket launch, an official said on Friday, as Seoul cut power to a factory...(more) 



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Just how much money has Clinton taken from oil and gas lobbyists?

a shared story    12 hours 22 minutes ago
If Hillary Clinton wants to win the green vote this election, she might have some explaining to do. While Clinton certainly grasps the science of climate change and has moved to the left on some environmental issues, she willingly accepts campaign contributions from fossil fuel...(more) 




Sanders, Clinton spar over race in latest debate

a shared story    13 hours 22 minutes ago
Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton spent a critical debate clashing over who was best suited to represent the interests of black voters.  



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South Korea warns North over 'illegal' asset freeze

a shared story    13 hours 22 minutes ago
South Korea warned North Korea on Friday that it had acted "illegally" in freezing the assets of South Korean companies and staff expelled from the jointly run Kaesong industrial zone. Seoul's Unification Minister Hong Yong-Pyo said Pyongyang's decision to kick out the South Korean firms was...(more) 



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