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Affluenza Case Hits Justice, Too

As if his crime wasn’t bad enough, the way in which Robert Richards IV’s rape case was handled is the real injustice and exemplifies a truly crooked system.

Conservatives vs Climate Change

There’s another ‘inconvenient truth’ in the IPCC’s new climate report: Forget warnings, change has already come and it’s time for adaptation.

The Biblical Blockbuster Circuit

This Holy Week sees an unprecedented four faith-based films bringing in the box office bucks. Next up? God gets a star on the Hollywood walk of fame.

Jimmy Carter’s Campaign for Women

In or out of the White House, Carter has been a man of principle unafraid of hard truth. In his 22nd book, he documents the plight of women around the world.

Pranks For The Memories

Behold! Here are the top six April Fools stunts of all time. (Got ya! There’s only five.) But really, these heroes of hilarity past put the oof in “spoof.”

No, Your Kid Doesn’t Have Dyslexia

“Dyslexia” has become a catch-all term for everything from poor reading skills to complex speech disorders. It’s poorly understood and largely over-diagnosed. Is it time to retire the word “dyslexic”?

Why Did Halle’s Movie Disappear?

Halle Berry earned a Golden Globe nod in 2011 for her turn as a ‘70s go-go dancer battling with a white supremacist in her head. So why is ‘Frankie & Alice' only hitting theaters now?

Make the U.S. an Energy Powerhouse

With Europe’s dependence on Russian gas impeding diplomatic efforts, it’s time to reconsider outdated policies that are keeping the U.S. from becoming an energy exporter.

Inside Obamacare’s 11th Hour

The numbers looked good and the people kept enrolling hours before the deadline Monday night, but the jury’s still out on whether Obama’s legislation will define his presidency.

Obamacare website stalls a bit before enrollment deadline

By David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The federal website for U.S. consumers to enroll in private health insurance under Obamacare ran into problems twice on Monday because of a surge of people trying to access the site hours before a midnight deadline to sign up for coverage. Technical issues that barred access to HealthCare.gov for several hours throughout the day underscored the frantic last-minute pace of an enrollment process that could determine the ultimate success or failure of the healthcare law that represents President Barack Obama's domestic policy achievement. More than 6 million people had signed up for private health coverage through the new Obamacare insurance markets by last week, surpassing a target set after a disastrous October rollout called the enrollment process into question.

CIA misled public on interrogation program, newspaper reports

(Reuters) - The Central Intelligence Agency misled the U.S. government and public for years about aspects of its brutal interrogation program, concealing details about harsh treatment of detainees and other issues, according to a report in the Washington Post. U.S. officials who have seen a Senate Intelligence Committee report on the CIA interrogation program described damning new information about a network of secret detention facilities, also called "black sites", the Washington Post said. It completed the 6,300-page draft report on the interrogation program more than a year ago but it remains classified. At the "black sites", prisoners were sometimes subjected to harsh interrogation techniques even when analysts were sure they had no more information to give, said the report, which the Post said was based on interviews with current and former U.S. officials.