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Nancy Houser

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Owner of valuable Banksy painting duped into selling it for $175

Gaza - Rabie Darduna, a father of six who lives in the Gaza Strip, was purposely duped into selling his million dollar painting by UK graffiti artist Banksy for $175. Banksy's works of art have sold for hundreds of thousands of dollars.

12-year-old down syndrome Gage Blackwell duets with Dolly Parton

Pigeon Forge - On March 21, 2015, Dolly Parton and her life-long fan, 12-year-old Gage Blackwell, who has Down Syndrome. They have recently hooked-up at Dollywood Theme Park, in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, to do a couple of Dolly's country hit songs and Gabe's favorites.

Polunin soars to Hozier's multi-viral video, 'Take Me to Church'

Ukrainian's international prince of dance, Sergei Polunin, performed a mesmerizing interpretation to Hozier's 2015 Grammy-nominated, "Take Me to Church." Filmed by the famous and daring photographer David LaChapelle, it is going viral.

NASA announces next steps on its ARM mission for Journey to Mars

On Wednesday, NASA announced additional details for future human expeditions into deep space, which will include going to Mars. The mission is ARM, or Asteroid Redirect Mission, which will test new astronaut capabilities by the mid-2020s.

'Shoot the Sodomites', sex soon illegal for gays/lesbians in CA?

Sacramento - California's Attorney General Kamala Harris, candidate for Barbara Boxer's Senate seat in 2016, is forced by law to prepare an initiative that says, "Shoot the Sodomites." It calls for anyone participating in homosexual sexual acts to be shot in the head.

Op-Ed: Mars One success estimated less than 50 percent

Mars One, based out of the Netherlands, is a one way ticket to Mars, a mission to establish a permanent Martian human colony by the year 2027. But with new information revealed, does the mission have a chance of succeeding?

Egyptian woman dresses like a man for 43 years to care for family

Luxor - Sixty-four-year-old Sisa Abu Daooh of Luxor, Egypt, was honored "woman breadwinner" award on Tuesday by the Social Solidarity Directorate of Luxor. For 43-years, she dressed and worked like a man to better care for her family.

Swedish cartoonist draws Prophet Muhammad as a dog, wins award

Cartoonist, Lars Vilks, drew Prophet Muhammad as a dog in 2007, causing Denmark to become the terrorists' map of "preferred targets." Becoming fearful for his life, he lives under heavy guard in Sweden. For this, he has won a prize for courage.

Anonymous Spider-Man feeds homeless in the UK

Birmingham - The average person in the world seems to be desperately seeking a hero, a superhero, or maybe someone who just does good. In the UK, an anonymous Spider-Man is being warmly welcomed as he walks the streets of Birmingham at night, feeding the homeless.

Four NASA spacecraft launched to solve magnetic mystery

Cape Canaveral - Four NASA spacecraft launched on Thursday, March 12, 2015 @ 10:44pm on a major mission. The purpose of the mission is to study the magnetic fields around the sun and the Earth.

Iron Man replaces young boy's arm with one of his own

Seven-year-old Alex Pring was born without his right arm above his elbow. Robert Downey Jr. (i.e. "Iron Man") presented him with a robotic arm designed and built with 3D printing at Limbitless Solutions.

Battered and bruised, Harrison Ford lives to fly another day

Harrison Ford’s superb flying abilities saved his life when he crash-landed due to engine failure, March 5, 2016, on a L.A. golf course. With engine trouble at take-off, Ford had no choice but to make an emergency landing.

Does Australia's medical study prove homeopathy is not effective?

Australia's top medical research group, National Health and Medical Research Council, states that "people who choose homeopathy may put their health at risk if they reject or delay treatments."

Parents take daughters home during Christmas for FGM rituals

Nairobi - Since 2011, female genital mutilations in Kenya have been an internationally condemned practice. Yet, Somalian families from U.S. and Britain secretly travel to Kenya to have FGM done over the holidays, allowing for healing time for the girls or newborns.

CIA elevates hackers to a powerful new role inside the government

On Monday, March 9, 2015, the CIA's hackers have just been moved up to a new position, and one of more power. John Brennan, CIA director, called for a "massive reorganization" of the CIA hierarchy and priorities, focusing on its hackers and hacking.

Lizard Squad taken down by Anonymous, Twitter removes accounts

Going public January 2008, Anonymous, the popular group of global hackers, has taken down the black hat Lizard Squad website while Twitter suspended two Lizard Squad accounts, #LizardMafia and #LizardsRise.

The reality of hacking Islamic extremist websites

A computer vigilante, Jester is a former American soldier who hacks anti-American, Jihadist and homophobic websites. Serving four tours in Afghanistan and elsewhere, he is a former military contractor involving US Special Operations Command projects.

Op-Ed: Is anti-gay segregation promoted by 'religious liberty'?

The Internet is bloated with inflammable headlines of anti-gay segregation in the United States. A few of the states involved are Arizona, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Washington; with fanatical momentum as each day slides by.

India blocks erotic '50 Shades of Grey' despite removal of nudity

The erotic movie, "50 Shades of Grey," has been blocked by India's censorship board despite the removal of nude scenes to tone down the movie.

Harrison Ford seriously injured in airplane wreck in California

Venice - A little after 5 pm this Thursday, Harrison Ford was seriously injured when his small airplane left Penmar, CA, and wrecked on the L.A. golf course in Venice, CA after having problems. He was piloting what appears to be a yellow vintage 2-seater aircraft.
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