News & Articles from 2014

How religious, political and ideological beliefs spark falsehoods, intolerance, violence, crime, and war

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20 Sep Obama to Announce Campaign to Prevent Campus Sexual Assaults
20 Sep Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God
19 Sep Iraq PM: US Ground Troops Not Welcome Here: 'We Don't Want Them. We Won't Allow Them'
19 Sep Air Force allows members to omit 'so help me God' from their service oaths
18 Sep Democrats now have a 51 percent chance of holding the Senate
18 Sep Pro-War Talking Heads on TV Have Big Ties to Military Contractors
17 Sep The Great Avian Die-Off: Two Reports Point to Grim Future for US Birds
17 Sep Alabama pastor drives girl to city park to rape and sodomize her, police say
16 Sep 72% Of Americans Disapprove Of Republicans In Congress
16 Sep Muslim Preacher Whips Out Machine Gun During Sermon to Make His Point About Capturing 'Mohammed's Caliphate'
15 Sep Obama Vows to Destroy Islamic State, but Expanded Strikes in Syria and Iraq Point to "Endless War"
15 Sep Ex-priest found guilty of 24 sex-abuse charges involving Inuit children
14 Sep Israeli intelligence veterans refuse to serve in Palestinian territories
14 Sep Yahoo Says Gov't Threatened Them $250,000 a Day Fine if they didn't surrender online information
13 Sep Religion Doesn't Make People More Moral, Study Finds
13 Sep Human Rights Watch accuses Israel of war crimes in Gaza
13 Sep Bible College President Admits He Used Foreign Students As Slave Labor
12 Sep Study: People living near fracking wells more likely to report health problems
12 Sep Ted Cruz Booed Off Stage At Christian Conference
11 Sep Study: Science and religion are not only incompatible, religious areas being left behind
11 Sep Is Everybody Single? More Than Half the U.S. Now, Up From 37% in '76
11 Sep Atheist must swear to God -- or leave US Air Force
10 Sep Greenhouse Gas Levels In Atmosphere Surged To New High In 2013, World Meteorological Organization Reports
10 Sep Evangelical megachurch begins closing branches after pastor calls women "penis homes"
09 Sep US Officials: New War on ISIS Will Take Years
09 Sep Evil not so banal, says disturbing new probe
08 Sep Israel's Video Justifying Destruction of a Gaza Hospital Was From 2009
08 Sep Saudi mufti calls on Muslims to fight Isil
07 Sep New study finds 99.999 percent certainty humans are causing global warming
07 Sep Legal memos released on Bush-era justification for warrantless wiretapping
06 Sep Ex-Va. governor Robert McDonnell guilty of 11 counts of corruption
06 Sep More young Americans are turning away from organized faith as millennials question the mix with politics
06 Sep Marijuana Use Linked With Lower Risk Of Domestic Violence Among Married Couples, Study Finds
05 Sep Rick Perry might go away for a long, long time: What even the liberal media isn't reporting about his indictment
05 Sep Tennessee pastor vows not to 'repent' for homophobia: God says gays 'must be put to death'
04 Sep Scalia Once Pushed Death Penalty For Now-Exonerated Inmate Henry Lee McCollum
04 Sep Mississippi gay man says Baptist teacher raped him for three years so he'd hate men
03 Sep Nearly Half the World's Trash Is Burned, and That's Worsening Climate Change
03 Sep British man beaten by 'religious police' in Saudi Arabia for using women-only queue
02 Sep Six Other Excessive Force Complaints Filed Against Ferguson PD
02 Sep Muslim Rape in Rotherham
01 Sep EU leaders deliver sanctions ultimatum to Russia over Ukraine
01 Sep Florida's $900K Obamacare alternative draws 30 subscribers, considers selling pet insurance

31 Aug Federal court blocks Tex. rule that could have closed most of state's abortion clinics
31 Aug Filipino priest arrested for molesting boy
30 Aug Southeast Louisiana is being devoured by the sea — and it's going to get worse, even quicker
30 Aug Captives held by Islamic State were waterboarded
29 Aug With This Decade's Climate Policy, Expect More Warming Than if Nothing Was Done at All
29 Aug 'Sons of Guns' canceled after star Will Hayden arrested for allegedly repeatedly raping minor
28 Aug Obama Pursuing Climate Accord in Lieu of Treaty
28 Aug Researchers say medical marijuana use cuts painkiller overdoses by 25 percent
27 Aug Ferguson Police Profiling of Black People a Major Funding Source for City Budget
27 Aug Darren Wilson's Former Police Force Was Disbanded for Excessive Force and Corruption
27 Aug Puerto Rico Priest Pleads Guilty in Abuse Case
26 Aug Health Benefits of Reducing Emissions Outweigh Costs Involved, Study
26 Aug Protect the innocent: Release the names of priest sex abusers
25 Aug US Set to Expand ISIS Air War into Syria
25 Aug Youth Pastor, Six Others Netted in Child Sex Sting
24 Aug Miami and New York City are ground zero in the battle against the rising seas
24 Aug St. Louis County Police Officer Dan Page Suspended Following Inflammatory Video
23 Aug The U.S. government's creeping war on journalists
23 Aug Hilarious video foresees Ireland's impending same-sex marriage 'ArmaGAYddon'
22 Aug St. Louis Police Release Video Of Kajieme Powell Killing That Appears At Odds With Their Story
22 Aug Till Death Do Us Part
21 Aug The Way the Wind Blows May Not Be Enough to Prevent Ocean "Dead Zones" From Growing
21 Aug Scientists warn Florida Gov. Rick Scott: 'We've got to get busy' on fighting climate change
20 Aug Poll: 70 percent of Americans want the government to quit trying to restrict abortion
20 Aug Agitators Have Hijacked Ferguson Protests
20 Aug McDonald's murder in China: 'Church of Almighty God' face trial for woman's death
19 Aug Gruesome Tales Surface of Israeli Massacres Against Families in Gaza Neighborhood
19 Aug New sex abuse case rocks church
18 Aug Ferguson's weaponized cops and America's long, ugly history of police violence
18 Aug Police: Phoenix pastor sexually abused 2 women, 2 girls
17 Aug Ferguson shooting: police under pressure after linking Michael Brown to robbery
17 Aug Rick Perry indicted for Lehmberg veto threat
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Iraq Escalation? Anbar Governor Claims US Troops Headed Back to Fallujah
16 Aug Fox News Is Really Freaked Out by Atheists
15 Aug Iraq Escalation? Anbar Governor Claims US Troops Headed Back to Fallujah
15 Aug Minister faces additional sex crime charges
14 Aug More children are dead than fighters: A plea for sanity in Gaza
14 Aug Busy neurons don't always draw blood
13 Aug Three Charts to Send to Your Right-Wing Relative, Guaranteed to Make Their Head Spin
13 Aug Okla. church lets convicted rapist attend kid's event because 'God can change people'
12 Aug As Obama Broadens Iraq Goals, Escalation Seems Inevitable
12 Aug Judge rules Ten Commandments monument must go
11 Aug Do these methane bubbles signal the start of rapid climate change?
11 Aug US Leaders Aid and Abet Israeli War Crimes, Genocide and Crimes against Humanity
10 Aug Antisemitism on rise across Europe 'in worst times since the Nazis'
10 Aug CEO of Baptist center fired after arrest for arranging dog sex encounter on Craigslist
09 Aug Wars of religion as Obama poised to strike Iraq
09 Aug Christian broadcaster: Ebola could cleanse US of atheists, gay people, and sluts
08 Aug Conservative media is now just making things up about climate scientists
08 Aug When looking for aliens, try finding their pollution
07 Aug Secret Papers Describe Size of Terror Lists Kept by U.S.
07 Aug Europe's Rosetta probe goes into orbit around comet 67P
06 Aug Federal Judge Rules Alabama Abortion Law Unconstitutional
06 Aug Names of New Ulm priests accused of sexual misconduct made public
05 Aug State Department Condemns 'Disgraceful' Shelling Of U.N. School In Gaza
05 Aug The stigma of being an atheist in the US
04 Aug Sovereign citizen movement seen by US law enforcement as top terrorist threat: study
04 Aug Gaza crisis: Deadly strike 'at UN school in Rafah'
03 Aug "Genocide is permissible" according to insane Times of Israel Op-Ed
03 Aug KKK members call for shooting young refugees dead: 'Leave the corpses laying on the border'
02 Aug GOP Tells Obama to Ignore Congress One Day After Suing Him for Ignoring Congress
02 Aug As World Condemns Attack on Gaza, US Resupplies Israel with Weapons
01 Aug Watch Sheldon Whitehouse Totally School His Climate Change-Denying Colleague
01 Aug GOP candidate Jody Hice: Christians must 'rise up' against hypothetical atheists in Congress

31 Jul Secrets of the right-wing brain: New study proves it — conservatives see a different, hostile world
31 Jul 'I knew it was wrong': Christian radio host found guilty of sexually assaulting 12-year-old boy
30 Jul Wishful Thinking About Natural Gas: Why Fossil Fuels Can't Solve the Problems Created by Fossil Fuels
30 Jul A handful of fast radio bursts have astronomers puzzling over their origin, and looking for more
29 Jul Gaza fighting continues as both sides reject others' ceasefire announcements
29 Jul The militarization of America's police
28 Jul Partial Ceasefire Offers Little Relief to Gazans: At Least 1,050 Killed
28 Jul New York Times Editorial Board Calls For Legalization Of Marijuana
27 Jul MSNBC's Sole Palestinian Voice Rula Jebreal Takes on Pro-Israeli Goverment Bias at Network and in US Media
27 Jul Christian groups call for boycott of 'Boondocks' creator's new comedy, 'Black Jesus'
26 Jul Gaza conflict deaths pass 800 as Kerry pushes ceasefire
26 Jul Are we alone? Alien pollution might reveal the answer
25 Jul Up to 80% of fatalities in Israel's bombing of Gaza are civilians – UN
25 Jul Arizona inmate takes nearly two hours to die in botched execution
24 Jul Two Republican Judges Gut Obamacare, Threatening Health Care For Millions
24 Jul Falling behind: U.S. among the least energy efficient of the world's largest economies
23 Jul The numbers are in: America still distrusts atheists and Muslims
23 Jul Study: To Cut Down On Environmental Impact, Eat Less Beef
22 Jul Five States Gunning to Make Their Kids as Scientifically Illiterate as Possible by Teaching Creationism
22 Jul Federal government moves to reduce sentences of 46,000 drug offenders
21 Jul The Senate flunks basic biology: Inside a disgraceful hearing
21 Jul Indiana pastor sentenced for secretly filming female parishioners in church bathroom
20 Jul Researchers: Children exposed to religion have difficulty distinguishing fact from fiction
20 Jul Obama Finally Ready To Sign Executive Order Targeting LGBT Job Discrimination
19 Jul Studies: Stand Your Ground Laws Lead To More Homicides, Don't Deter Crime
19 Jul Studies see new risks for cholesterol drug niacin
18 Jul Austerity Is Poisoning The Economy, In 2 Charts
18 Jul Our religions are inextricably linked to our politics. Here's how
17 Jul Officials in CA and TN deal with the rising tide: Idiots asking about 'chemtrails'
17 Jul NASA: Humans Will Prove 'We Are Not Alone In The Universe' Within 20 Years
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16 Jul 16 Jul 10 Common GMO Claims Debunked
15 Jul 15 Jul Humans have long history with causing extinctions
14 Jul 14 Jul Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision is 'fundraising gold' for Democrats
13 Jul 13 Jul Scientists warn: Don't get sucked in by 'Supermoon' hype
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19 Jun 19 Jun 19 Jun CA pastor orders Christians to 'isolate' LGBT kids and then 'turn them over to Satan'
18 Jun 18 Jun Deepak Chopra issues a hilarious "challenge" to James Randi over consciousness
17 Jun 17 Jun Oregon school shooter's journal reveals he was devout Mormon out to kill 'sinners'
16 Jun 16 Jun Human Ancestors Got Herpes from Chimps' Ancestors
15 Jun 15 Jun Who Owns Your Womb? Women Can Get Murder Charge for Refusing C-Sections
14 Jun 14 Jun Former priest admits to abusing multiple children decades ago
13 Jun 13 Jun Oklahoma GOPer: "We would be totally in the right" if the state started executing gay people
12 Jun 12 Jun There Are Big Differences Between Republicans and Republicans Who Watch Fox News
11 Jun 11 Jun Barney Frank Explains Why He Hid His Atheism
10 Jun 10 Jun Texas Republicans favor 'therapy' for gays
09 Jun 09 Jun Despite dire predictions, Denver crime falls over 10 percent in wake of pot legalization
08 Jun 08 Jun Priest Accused of Abuse in U.S. Rises Again in Paraguay
07 Jun 07 Jun Maddow jabs McCain hypocrisy on Bergdahl: The 'Rosetta Stone' of what's wrong in D.C.
05 Jun Species going extinct faster than in past, Study
05 Jun Conservative bloggers were for Bergdahl release until Obama did it
05 Jun Church group removes Alabama billboard quoting Hitler
04 Jun China pledges to limit carbon emissions for first time
04 Jun 19 alleged abuse victims denounce Mexico priest
03 Jun EPA To Call For 30 Percent Cut To Power Plant Emissions By 2030
03 Jun House Votes to Stop Feds From Interfering With State Marijuana Laws
02 Jun N.S.A. Collecting Millions of Faces From Web Images
02 Jun Former priest charged with raping altar boy for years
01 Jun GOP candidates show signs of retreat on full Obamacare repeal as midterms approach
01 Jun Virginia atheist couple: Court-appointed officiant told us we had no right to get married

31 May New Campaign for a Treaty to Ban Nuclear Weapons Gains Momentum
31 May Bush counterterrorism czar: Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld all committed 'war crimes'
30 May The Pentagon Wants to Tackle Climate Change -- But Congress Forbids It
30 May Our $39 Billion Incarceration Epidemic Explained in One Infographic
29 May Greenwald's Finale: Naming Victims of Surveillance
29 May Cliven Bundy leaves GOP to join fringe party that wants to reverse laws that offend God
28 May 'Time running out' as CO2 levels hit new high: UN
28 May Human 'suspended animation' trials to start this month
27 May House bans the military from acknowledging climate science, national security be damned
27 May SC pastor accused of turning Bible college into forced labor camp for foreign students
26 May Toxic bankers, captive regulators: Everything you think about the housing market is wrong
26 May Chicago-area porn-hating Catholic priest arrested for exposing himself at a gas station
25 May Virginia county board says no followers of 'pre-Christian deities' allowed to deliver prayers
25 May Four rabbis indicted in New Jersey on kidnapping charges
24 May The Myth of a 'War on Religion'
24 May Jewish extremists suspected of vandalizing Christian sites throughout Israel
23 May Women are winning Senate primaries this year — but not many of them are running
23 May 11 things the Koch brothers don't want you to know
21 May Researchers: The collapse of Greenland's ice sheet could be a bigger disaster than we thought
21 May 5 Priests' Files Released In Alleged Sexual Abuse Case; New Lawsuit Filed
20 May Here's yet another way of looking at how unproductive Congress is
20 May Big Bang backlash: BICEP2 discovery of gravity waves questioned by cosmologists
19 May Religious tensions deepen Ukraine splits - Russian Orthodox official
19 May The Latest Document From the Snowden Trove Highlights Israeli Spying
18 May In Sudan a Pregnant Woman May Be Hanged for Marrying a Christian
18 May Traumatised Scot tells of horrific abuse as a child at the hands of priests at residential school
17 May Evidence builds that insecticides are the main — or only — driver of bee die-offs
17 May Women claim they were sexually abused at megachurch-affiliated rehab center
16 May NSA collecting phone records of millions of Verizon customers daily
16 May Priest in Puerto Rico charged with sexually abusing altar boy
15 May Google must delete 'irrelevant' links at the request of ordinary individuals, rules top EU court
15 May Another one struck down: Idaho's marriage equality ban is ruled unconstitutional
15 May 'Son Of Sam' David Berkowitz Denied Parole, But Says Jesus Has Forgiven Him
14 May 'Point of no return': NASA says the ice sheet collapse in West Antarctica is 'unstoppable'
14 May Ann Coulter's Attempt To Make Fun Of #BringBackOurGirls Goes Beautifully Wrong
13 May Marco Rubio: I Don't Believe Humans Are Causing Climate Change
13 May New controversy surrounding Archdiocese of Cincinnati's morality clause in teacher contract
11 May Stonehenge Discovery 'Blows Lid Off' Old Theories About Builders Of Ancient Monument (video included)
11 May 11 maps and charts for mother's day
10 May US Latinos less Catholic, more polarized on faith
10 May Protestant Church Faces New Sex-Abuse Scandal as Victims Defy Threats, Censorship to Speak Out
09 May U.S. scientists have created an entirely new lifeform using artificial DNA
09 May Neil deGrasse Tyson 'Goes There' on Climate Change: Creationists and Right-Wingers Freak Out
08 May America Is Declining at the Same Warp Speed That's Minting Billionaires and Destroying the Middle Class
08 May End The War On Drugs, Say Nobel Prize-Winning Economists
07 May U.N. torture committee probes Vatican on sex abuse scandal, human rights issues
07 May Jay Leno joins boycott against Sultan of Brunei's hotel chain
07 May The 'top ten good skeptical arguments' against climate change all are easily answered
06 May For Obama, a renewed focus on climate
06 May Exorcism is back! Meet the mavericks who will teach you how to cure demonic possession
05 May Seismological Society of America: Fracking causes earthquakes
05 May Anti-gay NC GOP candidate outed as former female impersonator 'Miss Mona Sinclair'
04 May Antibiotic crisis bigger than Aids as common infections will kill, WHO warns
04 May U.S. economy adds 288,000 jobs in April; jobless rate falls to 6.3 percent
03 May WSJ/NBC Poll: Americans Want Less Interventionist Foreign Policy
03 May Florida atheists barred from placing Founding Father quotes next to religious monument
02 May There's still no evidence that executions deter criminals
02 May Thousands of Christians organize against Sarah Palin after waterboarding joke mocks baptism
01 May China poised to pass US as world's leading economic power this year
01 May Botched Oklahoma execution reignites death penalty debate

30 Apr Shocking Number Of Innocent People Sentenced To Death, Study Finds
30 Apr Christian Brothers told boy, 10, to make himself less attractive, inquiry told
29 Apr Barnett Shale Fracking Victims Win First Round in Court Battle With Gas Industry
29 Apr Microbes in our stomachs may be making us miserable
28 Apr Six Studies That Show Everything Republicans Believe is Wrong
28 Apr Virginia Christians prepare for 40-day hunger strike against same-sex marriage
27 Apr Elizabeth Warren Simplifies Thomas Piketty: 'Trickle Down Doesn't Work. Never Did' (video included)
27 Apr Sean Hannity will have blood on his hands: Fox News promotes Cliven Bundy's war
26 Apr World Health Organization hits back at vaccine deniers
26 Apr Teen Pot Use has not Increased Since Legalizing Medicinal Marijuana
25 Apr Conservatives begin backing away after Cliven Bundy's remarks disparaging 'the Negro'
25 Apr New lawsuit alleging abuse by notorious pedophilic priest filed against Archdiocese of Portland
24 Apr New Jersey humanists challenge 'under God' pledge in schools
24 Apr Week after being cleared, Chicago priest faces new sex abuse allegation
23 Apr Study: Fuels from corn waste not better than gas
23 Apr Most Americans Don't Believe the Big Bang Took Place
22 Apr Climate change deniers have grasped that markets can't fix the climate
22 Apr John Paul's legacy tainted by child abuse
21 Apr
US Drone Obliterates Civilians in Yemen
21 Apr Fugitive Minnesota youth pastor molested girls for years with parents' tacit approval
20 Apr These States Are Most Likely To Legalize Weed Next. Will You Have A Happier 4/20 In 2015?
20 Apr St. Louis priest charged second time with sexually abusing minor
19 Apr Nearly 100 recent homicides linked to users of Stormfront white supremacist site, SPLC says
19 Apr Kepler 186f - First Earth-sized Planet Orbiting in Habitable Zone of Another Star
18 Apr Judge overturns tough North Dakota abortion law
18 Apr Minnesota minister told girls that 'God's word' made raping them normal
17 Apr 5 Explosive Revelations Leaked from Senate Report Exposing CIA Torture
17 Apr Large Hadron Collider confirms existence of new exotic hadrons
16 Apr CBO: Obamacare Will Cost Less Than Projected, Cover 12 Million Uninsured People This Year
16 Apr Call to ban 'witch hunter' Helen Ukpabio who poses risk to children
15 Apr Inside the Private Prison Industry's Alarming Spread Across America
15 Apr Sex Abuse Cost The U.S. Catholic Church Nearly $3 Billion According To Report By Bishops Conference
14 Apr Report: NSA Exploited Heartbleed to Siphon Passwords for Two Years
14 Apr The Government Listens To Lobbyists And The Wealthy, Not You And Me
13 Apr Secret Senate report harshly critical of CIA interrogations
13 Apr French Exorcist Priest Raped and Tortured Teachers at Excommunicated Catholic Order
12 Apr 'Heartbleed' Computer Bug Threat Spreads To Firewalls And Beyond
12 Apr Prominent Jesuit: Pope Francis's first major issuance 'almost a direct refutation' of the GOP
11 Apr US Senate Republicans block 'Paycheck Fairness Act'
11 Apr Former priest and teacher jailed for 17 years for sex abuse
10 Apr Major bug called 'Heartbleed' exposes Internet data
10 Apr Notorious pedophile priest convicted again
09 Apr Global Rankings Study Depicts an America in Warp Speed Decline
09 Apr This Map Shows The Deadly Aftermath Of War Right Here At Home
08 Apr Leaked climate report: The world must take drastic measures to stop global warming — and we're running out of time
08 Apr CIA torture report: Nancy Pelosi blames Dick Cheney
07 Apr New research shows the Internet could be making Americans lose faith
07 Apr Galactic Center Gamma Rays May Be A Clue To Dark Matter
06 Apr Arctic sea ice falls to fifth lowest level on record
06 Apr Parishioners Stunned By Child Sex Abuse Charges Against Priest
05 Apr Senate Committee Approves CIA Torture Report For Release, Focus Moves To White House
05 Apr Mississippi Legislature passes bill allowing legal discrimination on basis of religion
04 Apr Pew Poll: Americans Think US Should 'Mind Its Own Business' Globally
04 Apr Study: Vegetarians Less Healthy, Lower Quality Of Life Than Meat-Eaters
03 Apr Supreme Court Strikes Down Overall Political Donation Cap
03 Apr NSA performed warrantless searches on Americans' calls and emails - Clapper
03 Apr Twin Cities Archdiocese releases details on two abusive priests
02 Apr Obamacare On Track To Hit 7 Million Sign-Ups On Deadline Day: Sources
02 Apr The Fight to Reveal Abuses by Catholic Priests01 Mar Climate impacts 'overwhelming' - UN
01 Apr Tennessee atheists win right to distribute literature after schools give Bibles to students

31 Mar New G.O.P. Bid to Limit Voting in Swing States
31 Mar Study: Medical Marijuana Legalization Doesn't Lead to More Crime
30 Mar IPCC report: climate change felt 'on all continents and across the oceans'
30 Mar Evangelical activist calls for Bill Maher to be flogged or hanged over Noah 'blasphemy'
29 Mar Obamacare Enrollment Reaches 6 Million
29 Mar A Critical Review of Differences in Soybeans on the Market: Glyphosate Accumulates in Roundup Ready soybeans
28 Mar Scientists hail synthetic chromosome advance
28 Mar NJ bank won't notarize American Atheist documents for 'personal reasons'
27 Mar World Health Organisation: Air pollution 'kills 7 million people a year'
27 Mar Neil deGrasse Tyson introduces fans to 'stoned' version of himself
26 Mar Jimmy Carter warns the Bible is being used to promote the abuse of women and girls
26 Mar Fugitive priest jailed for child sex abuse
25 Mar New Report Reveals U.S. Fisheries Killing Thousands of Protected and Endangered Species
25 Mar Connecticut's 'best pastor' charged with stealing $170,000 from elderly churchgoer
24 Mar NSA targeted network of Chinese tech firm Huawei, leaked document shows
24 Mar Cavan priest jailed for abuse of two boys aged ten years
23 Mar New Report: Fortune 100 Companies Have Received $1.2 Trillion in Corporate Welfare Recently
23 Mar This Town Paid Ted Nugent $16,000 To NOT Appear At A Local Event
23 Mar Joel Osteen's church theft opens can of worms: Jaws drop as folks do the math
22 Mar Fred Phelps, founder of Westboro Baptist Church, has died
21 Mar Ugly New Turn in Republican War on Voters
21 Mar Fox News host Bill Hemmer explains missing plane: 't took 2,000 years to find Noah's Ark'
20 Mar NSA surveillance program reaches 'into the past' to retrieve, replay phone calls
20 Mar Australian Serial Paedophile Priest Described Abuse as 'God's Work'
19 Mar Snowden Docs Expose How the NSA "Infects" Millions of Computers, Impersonates Facebook Server
19 Mar Judge rules against creationist teacher who called Buddhist student's faith 'stupid'
18 Mar Gravitational waves: have US scientists heard echoes of the big bang?
18 Mar Catholicism in Australia: Demographics, abuse scandal underlie church's tectonic shifts
17 Mar NASA: Industrial civilization headed for 'irreversible collapse
17 Mar Arkansas' 12-Week Abortion Ban Is Struck Down By Federal Judge
16 Mar U.S. to relinquish remaining control over the Internet
16 Mar Church would not believe victims of abuse unless priest admitted it royal commission told
15 Mar Green Army Prepares to Battle Louisiana Legislators To Protect Water From Oil Industry Threats
15 Mar Increasing Number Of Americans Say Religion Is Not That Important
14 Mar The Christian Right's "Religious Freedom" Wants to Elevate Beliefs Above Human Rights - and It's Working
14 Mar Clergy Abuse Charges And Investigation Stuns Small Town In Puerto Rico
14 Mar Religious politics causes decline in belief
13 Mar Senators Okay With Spying On Citizens, But Outraged It Happened To Congress
13 Mar KY churches withhold $7 million from children's home to force anti-gay policies
12 Mar Snowden Tries to Rally Tech Conference to Buttress Privacy Shields
12 Mar Christian militias take bloody revenge on Muslims in Central African Republic
11 Mar 35 Countries Where the U.S. Has Supported Fascists, Drug Lords and Terrorists
11 Mar Meet the American Pastor Behind Uganda's Anti-Gay Crackdown
10 Mar The Surprising Reason Americans Might Be Obese, Anxious and Depressed
10 Mar New bionic leaf could solve solar energy storage problem
09 Mar These 9 Maps Should Absolutely Outrage Southerners
09 Mar An 'open secret': Catholic sexual abuse in black community
08 Mar New Government Report Warns of 'Cascading System Failures' Caused By Climate Change
08 Mar Poll: People's Pope Not Drawing More Parishioners to Church
07 Mar Religious right's new panic: How can we practice religion if we can't discriminate?
07 Mar Psychiatry Now Admits It's Been Wrong in Big Ways - But Can It Change?
06 Mar Where the nation's hate groups live
06 Mar According to a New Study, Nothing Can Change an Anti-Vaxxer's Mind
06 Mar Europa Mission Gets Boost From President's New NASA Budget
05 Mar Who Is Provoking the Unrest in Ukraine? A Debate on Role of Russia, United States in Regional Crisis
05 Mar Christian lawmakers fall for 'Ponzi schemer' who said he'd found Noah's Ark
04 Mar Glenn Greenwald: How Covert Agents Infiltrate the Internet to Manipulate, Deceive, and Destroy Reputations
04 Mar Former altar boy reveals grim details of Philadelphia priest's alleged sex abuse
03 Mar Russian military moves in Crimea are declaration of war, says Ukrainian PM
03 Mar Decades of abuse: Catholic church will name 50+ priests who abused 100s of children in western MT
02 Mar Space News: A breakthrough in planet discoveries
02 Mar How One Right-Wing Christian Group Is Leading Arizona's March Toward Conservative Extremism
01 Mar Millions of Yahoo webcam images intercepted by GCHQ
01 Mar Mother shares story of abuse: Details relationship daughter endured with embattled Vacaville pastor


28 Feb Judge strikes down gay marriage ban in Texas
28 Feb Priest may have abused 50 children (video included)
27 Feb US Christian Right Behind Anti-Gay Law Passed in Uganda (video included)
27 Feb Vatican says sorry for pederasty, but continues to protect its own
26 Feb The Myth Behind Public School Failure
26 Feb How did paedophile priest Francis Cullen escape justice for nearly two decades?
25 Feb The states fighting the fight between religious rights and gay rights
25 Feb Are Republicans even trying? Another Obamacare horror story bites the dust
24 Feb Why AT&T's Surveillance Report Omits 80 Million NSA Targets
24 Feb ExxonMobil CEO sues to block fracking project near his home
23 Feb Comcast, Time Warner Cable To Face 'Monopsony' Claims In Antitrust Case
23 Feb Puerto Rico To Investigage Catholic Church Sex Abuse Allegations
22 Feb To reduce poverty, let's stop literally poisoning the poor
22 Feb Woman arrested after promising Heaven for a free meal, Hell if it's charged to her credit card
21 Feb FCC Considers New Net Neutrality Rules
21 Feb Catholic Church withholding millions from victims, alleges government
20 Feb 'Joe The Plumber' Gets A Union Job
20 Feb Atheist And Muslim Presidential Candidates Face The Most Bias
19 Feb The Mega Banks' Most Devious Scam Yet
19 Feb St. Paul Archdiocese names nine more priests accused of abuse
18 Feb 1 in 4 Americans don't know Earth circles Sun
18 Feb Snake Handling Pastor Dies From Snake Bite
17 Feb John Kerry to make clarion call for more action on climate change 
17 Feb Priest sentenced to 7.5 years in 1991 sex abuse case
16 Feb Belief in a punitive afterlife linked to lower well-being, study finds (Click here for the original study)
16 Feb Study finds genes on X chromosome linked to male homosexuality
15 Feb Judge deems Virginia's same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional
15 Feb Study: Religious people more likely to think they're porn addicts
14 Feb Fusion energy output hits modest milestone
14 Feb Idaho bill would allow doctors or cops to refuse service to LGBT people on religious grounds
13 Feb Biggest climate warmers
13 Feb Massachusetts pastor accused of beating girlfriend in church, then kidnapping her
13 Feb Man wanted for groping 11-year-old girl in public is notorious abortion clinic bomber
12 Feb Drone Attack Controversy: Obama Administration Wrestling With Whether To Target U.S. Terror Suspect
12 Feb Documents: Chicago archdiocese spent decades hiding priest sex abuse, putting children at risk
11 Feb Edward Snowden revelations: GCHQ 'using online viruses and honey traps to discredit targets'
11 Feb The GOP Thinks Obamacare Is Making You Lazy
10 Feb From California to the Middle East, water shortages pose threat of terror and war
10 Feb Republican Official Says Gays Should Be Purged From GOP, Blames Homosexuality On Satan
09 Feb Document exposes Papa John's and other companies as secret Koch brother allies
09 Feb 13 People Who Took Their Sense Of Humor To The Grave
08 Feb Athletes to watch for the 2014 Winter Olympics
08 Feb How the U.S. Exports Global Warming
07 Feb Legalizing Medical Marijuana May Lead To Fewer Suicides
07 Feb Camel archaeology contradicts the Bible
07 Feb Legal experts gobsmacked after British judge orders Mormon leader to prove faith's origins
06 Feb Deputy drug czar reluctantly admits marijuana is less deadly than alcohol
06 Feb UN denounces Vatican over child abuse and demands immediate action
05 Feb WHO study shows cancer cases rising at alarming pace, says 'can't beat cancer with drugs alone'
05 Feb Baby dies of rickets from religious vegetarian mother
04 Feb Homeland Security Redacts Drone Info It Already Released Publicly In Report To Congress
04 Feb President Obama calls out Bill O'Reilly and Fox News for promoting conspiracy theories
03 Feb Leading Scientists Explain How Climate Change Is Worsening California's Epic Drought
03 Feb These Are The Most Godless Cities In America
02 Feb BUSTED: Chris Christie appointee Wildstein says governor knew about bridge closings
02 Feb Documents show scope of priest abuse complaints
01 Feb Will Republicans raise the minimum wage? History says yes
01 Feb Orphan boy told by priest 'you are a product of evil'
01 Feb 'Darwin Day': Democrat proposes House resolution to celebrate the theory of evolution

31 Jan Yale study reports 20 children a day hurt by gunfire
31 Jan Florida missionary sentenced for sexually abusing indigenous girls in Amazon
30 Jan Obama: I won't stand still
30 Jan 3 more allege sex abuse by priest from city
29 Jan Scientists Speak Out Against Canada's "War on Science"
29 Jan Marijuana Advocates Call On White House To Fire DEA ChiefZ
28 Jan How Vaccine Fears Fueled The Resurgence Of Preventable Diseases
28 Jan DNA test of 7,000-year-old tooth overturns popular image of light-skinned European hunter-gatherers
27 Jan Extremist religion is at root of 21st-century wars, says Tony Blair
27 Jan Noah's Ark revealed to be filled with cannibal rats, drifting toward British coast
26 Jan Eric Holder Just Announced A Major Shift On U.S. Marijuana Policy
26 Jan 'Render unto Caesar': Atheist lawmaker targets Nebraska churches' property tax exemption
25 Jan The Stealth War on Abortion
25 Jan Conservative author Dinesh D'Souza indicted on federal campaign fraud charges
24 Jan Watch the earth get hotter and hotter in NASA's new animation
24 Jan Physicist says he's solved the big mystery — how life came from matter — and he may be right
23 Jan Missouri Republicans introduce creationist bill that could 'eviscerate the teaching of biology'
23 Jan Six Drugs Whose Dangerous Risks Were Buried So Big Pharma Could Make Money
22 Jan A majority of Americans don't believe Chris Christie's story
22 Jan Swiss Guard veteran: Gay 'secret society' in the Vatican a security problem for Pope Francis
21 Jan The risk is real: 'We have already run out of antibiotics' according to experts
21 Jan Oklahoma Pastor Jailed In Philippines, Accused Of Child Molestation
20 Jan Gov. Andrew Cuomo says gun-loving pro-lifers not welcome in New York, right explodes
20 Jan Pope Defrocked 400 Priests Over 'Child Abuse'
19 Jan Freedom Industries, Company Behind West Virginia Chemical Spill, Files For Bankruptcy
19 Jan Prosecutors: Alabama pastor charged in wife's stabbing was fleeing US to marry his boyfriend
19 Jan Scientists One Step Closer To Use Sun's Energy At Night
18 Jan Again! Science Denier Takes GOP 'Environment' Reins
18 Jan UN Criticises Catholic Church For Not Being "Transparent"
17 Jan Beyond Growth or Beyond Capitalism?
17 Jan Atheist group sues over 10 Commandments monument at Oklahoma Capitol
16 Jan U.S. Appeals Court Deals Major Blow To Net Neutrality (video included)
16 Jan Most of the 10 Commandments violate U.S. Constitution, atheists say in Oklahoma suit
16 Jan First 375 Million-Year-Old Land-Walking Fish Unveiled, Part Fish, Part Limbed Animal
15 Jan The NSA's Preference for Metadata
15 Jan Pastor accused of paying homeless to fire-bomb ex professes innocence: 'I never did pay them'
14 Jan Catholic Bishops' Allies Dominate Hearing on Sweeping Anti-Choice Bill
14 Jan Supreme Court blocks Arizona's 20-week abortion ban
13 Jan American Privacy Is Vanishing as the Government and Corporations Raid Our Online Lives
13 Jan Ex-Christian youth minister arrested, accused of sodomizing boy
12 Jan Millionaires Are Now the Majority in Congress: The 1% Literally Rule Us
12 Jan Federal Government Will Recognize Utah Same-Sex Marriages, Eric Holder Announces
11 Jan 9,135 out of 9,136 scientists believe climate change is happening
11 Jan Water pollution from fracking confirmed in multiple states
10 Jan The NSA Is Hacking Our Hardware Too
10 Jan Deepest galaxy cluster ever pictured by Hubble
09 Jan GOP is losing on unemployment insurance — and running scared
09 Jan Impatient NC cops allegedly shoot mentally ill teen: 'We don't have time for this'
08 Jan The polar vortex: Scientists explain why global warming is making winter colder
08 Jan Ex-preacher Gets 25 Years For Child Sexual Abuse
07 Jan The Great Marijuana Experiment: A Tale of Two Drug Wars
07 Jan Koch-backed political network, designed to shield donors, raised $400 million in 2012
06 Jan Leading Republicans' states among worst hit by jobless benefits cuts
06 Jan New York State Is Set to Loosen Marijuana Laws
05 Jan Republicans' belief in evolution declining
05 Jan US economy losing 'up to a $1bn a week' after jobless benefits cut
04 Jan Edward Snowden Clemency: The New York Times, The Guardian Urge Obama To Help NSA Whistleblower
04 Jan Isaac Asimov's Predictions For 2014 From 50 Years Ago Are Eerily Accurate
03 Jan Climate Change Worse Than We Thought, Likely To Be 'Catastrophic Rather Than Simply Dangerous'
03 Jan Duck Dynasty nutbag advised men to marry 15-year-old girls (video included)
02 Jan Two Million People Have Signed Up For Obamacare: Official
02 Jan Medical Marijuana Breakthroughs of 2013
01 Jan Poll: Republicans agreeing evolution is 'lies from the pit of Hell' up 10 points
01 Jan Former Los Angeles priest pleads guilty to molestation in Texas







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