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The German parliament is set to vote on same-sex marriage on Friday. The bill, which would give same-sex couples full marital rights and the ability to adopt children, was added to the agenda today after a vote. With Chancellor Angela Merkel indicating that she will make the vote one of …

Source: NJ.com The thing about laws is that they always make great sense at the time they’re written. Nearly 4,000  years ago, the Babylonian king Hammurabi decreed that those accused of sorcery should leap into a river and prove their innocence by not drowning. The Salem Witch Trials viewed floating in …

  Source: NJ.com LOS ANGELES — The family of Adam West, whose straight-faced portrayal of Batman in a 1960s TV series lifted the tight-clad Caped Crusader into the national consciousness, says he has died at age 88. Family members said on a verified Facebook page that West died Friday night after …

A librarian in England has stumbled upon a rare page from the early days of book printing. The 540-year-old leaf comes from a medieval priests’ handbook that had been printed by William Caxton, who introduced the printing press to England, according to a statement from the University of Reading. “I …

An estimated 7,000 bodies are thought to be buried under The University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC), according to radar scans of the campus grounds. Construction workers first discovered some of the unidentified human remains under the university in November 2012 while preparing to build a new road on the …

The city of Atalaya sits where the Urubamba and Tambo rivers meet, in the heart of the Peruvian Amazon. It is the closest jungle city to the Amahuaca’s remote village of San Juan, a two-day upriver journey by pekepeke (motorised canoe). The Amahuaca, once thought to be at the brink …

Original article from Independent A family has lost custody of two children featured in a series of “prank” videos, which some said actually showed child abuse. The YouTube account “DaddyOFive” became wildly popular in recent weeks after posting videos where two parents played “pranks” on their children. In particular, they would …

Original article from Washington Post   A German crowd booed Ivanka Trump on Tuesday after she called her father a “tremendous champion of supporting families.” Trump was taking her first crack at diplomacy abroad in her new role as assistant to the president, vowing at a women’s economic conference in …

The Vatican church, or the Roman Catholic church, has a long history of corruption and deception. Aside from literally committing acts of outright genocide several centuries ago against the Cathars, to sexually abusing children in more modern times, it is certainly one of the most corrupt organizations in history.   …