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In truly sad, infuriating news, the Iranian government has sentenced the young men and women in the YouTube video below to six months in jail and 91 lashes for dancing to Pharrell's "Happy," as you can see below. Tehran's chief of police has reportedly called the video, "a vulgar clip which hurt public chastity" ... Discuss

As an apparent response to President Barack Obama's pledge to "degrade and ultimately destroy ISIS," the loose-knit terrorist group has released a big, explosion-filled, Expendables-style video that seems to imply they're ready to fight back. It even ends with a movie trailer-style fadeout before showing the words "The Flames of War: The fighting has just begun." We've chosen to not post the video on our site, but it is an interesting example of the American taste for highly stylized war violence being repurposed to promote and threaten actual war violence. The video seems like a dare to U.S. forces, but the President has said he has no intentions of putting American boots on the ground in Iraq ... Discuss

Let's see. Frank Sinatra's "My Way?" Check. Filmed in the Bronx? Check. Derek Jeter shaking hands with NYC's adoring hoi palloi? Check plus. As the tributes continue to roll in for the Captain's final season, this one serves as a tribute to America's favorite city ... Discuss

By a vote of 273 to 156—interestingly, with 40 percent of Democrats opposing the plan—the House of Representatives approved a new White House strategy that would arm and train moderate Syrian fighters. Today, the Senate will also take a vote on the new measures, but it could still face some opposition with many legislators unhappy with the prospect of sending American troops into the region ... Discuss

How the Church Is Helping in the Fight Against Ebola

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