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Mother of Captured American Journalist Makes a Video Plea For His Life

The mother of an American journalist held by Islamic State militants has issued a video plea to the group's leader, asking that he spare her son's life In a video obtained by the New York Times, Shirley Sotloff directs her message to...Show More Summary

Gang Life Brings Deep Health Risks for Girls

Being involved in a gang poses considerable health-related risks for adolescent African American girls, including more casual sex partners and substance abuse combined with less testing for HIV and less knowledge about preventing sexually transmitted diseases, according to a new study.

Kathy Bates Dedicates Emmy To Robin Williams Backstage [Video]

Kathy Bates shared a sweet memory of Robin Williams while backstage at the Emmy Awards on Monday night. According to Hollywood Life, the actress had just won an Emmy for her role on American Horror Story when she decided to talk about a fond moment that she had at the Golden Globes with Williams many

ISIS demands ransom for American woman

$6.6 million in exchange for the life of an American woman...but will we pay it?

The Simpsons And The American Man: Troy McClure, Lionel Hutz, And The Magic Of Phil Hartman

Phil Hartman's cocky, clueless, yet ultimately lovable persona brought two of the show's greatest characters to life.

Leaving the Christian Right: Harder Than You Think

I didn't know who Joyce Elaine White was until I read this piece in the American Prospect. I'm still not entirely sure why this piece ran, but I'm glad it did. The article covers her life from about 1973 to 2011 and unravels each layer...Show More Summary

US Open 2014: American Women 1st Round Wins Show There's Life After the Williams

The American women may be on the verge of something. What that something actually is has everything to do with performance and if we are to gauge the state of American women’s tennis based on one round of Grand Slam tennis, then theShow More Summary

The Prisoner ISIS Wants for an American

As the life of another American hangs in the balance in Syria, ISIS shows its hand by demanding more than $6 million and the curious release of a female Pakistani scientist serving an 86-year prison term in a Texas prison mental war...

An American Woman Has Been Kidnapped In Syria For Helping People

The militant group holding her wants $6.6 million for an American aid worker's life. She's just one of dozens more kidnapped over the last year. The post An American Woman Has Been Kidnapped In Syria For Helping People appeared first on ThinkProgress.

American Named ‘Douglas McArthur McCain’ Dies While Fighting for ISIS

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The war against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria claimed another American life -- but this time, one fighting on behalf of the jihadist group.

Surgery to repair a hip fracture reduces lifetime health care costs by more than $65,000 per patient

ROSEMONT, Ill.—Each year, more than 300,000 Americans, primarily adults over age 65, sustain a hip fracture, a debilitating injury that can diminish life quality and expectancy, and result in lost work days and substantial, long-term financial costs to patients, families, insurers and government agencies. Show More Summary

Yellowstone in the Backyard: Time to Declare LA's San Gabriel Mountains a National Monument

As we head into the final days of August, most Americans are looking for one last summer escape. Many people have to travel hundreds of miles to find a refuge from the crush of everyday life. But the 17 million people living in Greater...Show More Summary

People are more likely to self-censor — on and offline — if others online disagree with them

In the age of social media, it may seem like everyone has an opinion to share on the latest news of the day. But a new study released Tuesday by the Pew Internet and American Life Project has revealed that, in fact, there may fewer opinions on your feeds than you think. Last summer, researchers […]

‘We made a mistake. There is a sickness inside our community’ — Jacob Ari Labendz in the synagogue

St. Louis has become a hotbed not just for the racial conversation in the U.S., but the Jewish movement in the wake of Gaza to question Zionism in American life and support equal rights. On August 6, Rabbi Susan Talve of the Central Reform Congregation invited five members of Jewish Voice for Peace to express their

18 Pantry Foods That Keep Longer Than You Think

There's a big difference between the "use-by" and "sell-by" dates on a bottle of ketchup. Americans in particular are notorious for throwing out perfectly good eats, a habit that has recently given life to a grocery store of expired foods, that are still safe to eat. Show More Summary

Freed American journalist pleaded for his life in video

The American journalist freed Sunday after being held for two years by an Al Qaeda-linked group in Syria pleaded for his life in a chilling video obtained by The Associated Press.

8 Life Lessons You Can Learn From Bruce Springsteen, Even If You Were Already 'Born To Run'

In the day we sweat it out on the streets of a runaway American dream, at night we read through the quotes of glory said by Bruce Springsteen. "Born To Run" was released on Aug. 25, 1975, and the record was eventually sold to millions of "tramps like us" across the globe. Show More Summary

James Foley Describes Life Under ISIS Captivity In Heartfelt Letter To Parents

James Foley, the American journalist who was brutally beheaded on camera by a British born ISIS member recently, made every attempt he could to send word to his parents that he was alive and well. The video of his beheading has shocked the western world to its core, while such beheadings are commonplace in Syria

Ferguson And Race From White America's Perspective, If It Switched Places With Black America

One of the most mystifying elements of race in America is the inability of white and black citizens to switch places and experience life from their fellow American's perspective. If the tables were turned for one second, or one day,Show More Summary

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