Michael Douglas Blames Social Media for Emasculating American Actors

While the use of social media has been linked to depression, anxiety, narcissism, and a slew of other negative mental and emotional health problems, legendary actor Michael Douglas says it’s also hurting the careers of American actors, and it’s time they man up.

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Bernie Sanders Replaces Elizabeth Warren as Hillary Alternative

Incensed that Republicans want to abolish Obamacare and that the “billionaire class wants more and more for themselves and less for working families,” socialist U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont barnstormed the Bay Area with a spate of speeches and interviews signaling a possible 2016 presidential run.

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Video: ISIS Beheads Man Pleading for Mercy on Streets of Syrian Town

New footage of a gruesome public beheading in a town square of al-Shadadi, a northern Syrian town controlled by the Islamic State, has hit the Internet. A man, whose crime is unknown, is seen pleading for his life to a crowd of dozens of onlookers before an Islamic State executioner severs his head to shouts of “Allahu Akbar!”

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Can An Independent Win Boxer’s Seat?

Now that U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer has announced she will retire rather than run for reelection in 2016, and rumors of Republican and Democratic candidates for her seat abound, at least one California politico believes that an independent candidate might sneak through and win election, due to the top-two primary system in the state.

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President Obama Picks His Favorite Film of 2014

President Barack Obama revealed his favorite film of the year to People Magazine in an interview released on Wednesday.  Obama named Richard Linklater’s Boyhood his favorite movie of 2014.  “Boyhood was a great movie,” he told People Magazine. “That, I think,

President Obama Picks His Favorite Film of 2014

Texas City's Fracking Ban Will Likely Cost Taxpayers Millions

AUSTIN, Texas — The decision by voters in the North Texas oil and gas city of Denton to pass an ordinance that would ban fracking could cost their city millions of dollars a year, with several lawsuits already filed and

Texas City's Fracking Ban Will Likely Cost Taxpayers Millions

Another Special Needs Student Violently Bullied in Texas School

Weeks of bullying a special needs 13 year-old girl at Jean McClung Middle School in the Fort Worth Independent School District (ISD) turned to violence, within days from when a special needs 15 year-old boy was physically abused by school

Another Special Needs Student Violently Bullied in Texas School

BBC Slammed for 'Sick' Margaret Thatcher Assassination Broadcast

Arguably Britain’s most electorally successful Prime Minister of the 20th Century, Margaret Thatcher was well loved by vast swathes of the British population. Tens of thousands flocked to line the route of her funeral procession less than two years ago.

BBC Slammed for 'Sick' Margaret Thatcher Assassination Broadcast

Majority of Scots Now Support Independence

Three months after the independence referendum, the majority of Scots now support an independent Scotland a YouGov poll has found. The survey says that 52 percent of Scots now want Scotland to break away from the UK, once undecided voters

Majority of Scots Now Support Independence

Sierra Leone Cancels Christmas, New Year Celebrations Due to Ebola

The government of Sierra Leone has canceled public Christmas and New Year celebrations due to the Ebola outbreak. The government stationed soldiers on streets to make sure people obey the ruling. “We should stop all traditional practices for now so

Sierra Leone Cancels Christmas, New Year Celebrations Due to Ebola

Hundreds More Iraq Torture Allegations to be Investigated by The Hague

Hundreds of new cases involving allegations of torture of Iraqi citizens, including men, women and children, by British soldiers are set to be brought before the International Criminal Courts in The Hague.  A new dossier, containing claims of torture and

Hundreds More Iraq Torture Allegations to be Investigated by The Hague

Poll: Ukip 'More Left Wing' than Conservatives

A shock poll has placed Ukip to the left of the Conservative Party for the first time. The results will make unwelcome reading at Conservative Party HQ, as they are banking on capturing the centre ground as a means to

Poll: Ukip 'More Left Wing' than Conservatives

USAID Project: Cuba Opened Agency to Regulate Anti-Communist Rap

The Associated Press has followed up their report on a USAID social media project that attracted 40,000 Cuban users with a report on an even more ambitious human rights experiment: a plan by the agency to infiltrate and promote anti-communist

USAID Project: Cuba Opened Agency to Regulate Anti-Communist Rap

Poll: Millionaires Want Jeb or Hillary in White House-and Amnesty

America’s millionaires want either Hillary Clinton or Jeb Bush to win the White House in 2016, perhaps because both potential candidates support comprehensive amnesty legislation.  CNBC recently polled “500 people with investable assets of $1 million or more, which represents the top

Poll: Millionaires Want Jeb or Hillary in White House-and Amnesty

‘Birdman’ Tops Golden Globes with 7 Nominations

NEW YORK (AP) — “Birdman” squawked loudest in the Golden Globes nominations, flying away with a leading seven nods including best picture in the comedy or musical category. In nominations for the 72 annual Golden Globes announced Thursday morning by

‘Birdman’ Tops Golden Globes with 7 Nominations

Texas House Democrat’s Bill Could Impact Hiring of Illegal Immigrants

Texas State Representative Senfronia Thompson (D-Houston)filed a bill in the Texas House of Representatives to increase fines foremployers who misclassify workers as independent contractors when they shouldrightfully be classified as employees. This technique is often used bycompanies to work illegal

Texas House Democrat’s Bill Could Impact Hiring of Illegal Immigrants

Israel Slams Irish Decision Recognizing Palestine

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel has slammed the decision of the Irish parliament to adopt a non-binding resolution supporting an independent Palestinian state. Foreign ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon expressed disappointment Thursday at the decision, accusing the Irish parliament of giving voice

Israel Slams Irish Decision Recognizing Palestine

Poll: Brits Would Vote to Leave EU

A new poll has shown that 46.6 percent of Brits would vote to leave the EU if a referendum were held today, with just 34.3 per voting to stay in. The findings by polling company Survation also reveal a huge

Poll: Brits Would Vote to Leave EU