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Let's make Spanakopita, for a traditional Greek Easter (Greek spinach feta cheese pie)

A walk-through of mom's Spanakopita (Greek spinach feta cheese pie) recipe.
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The honey badger that could escape from any enclosure. I'm actually blown away by how smart this animal is.

I'm actually blown away by how smart this animal is.
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NSA leaker Edward Snowden went on Russian TV yesterday to assist Vladimir Putin in a PR stunt.
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Cat photobombs yoga video

If you're easily offended by hilarious videos of cats, walk away very slowly.
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Jews in eastern Ukraine told to register with pro-Russian forces, or else

Sec. Kerry: "It's not just intolerable, it's grotesque."
Leaflets have been distributed around eastern Ukraine by separatists carrying Russian flags, demanding Jews register with pro-Russians, or face deportation.
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SC mayor fires lesbian police chief after saying he'd rather have drunks protecting kids than gays

"I would much rather have somebody who drank than somebody whose lifestyle is questionable around children."
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Of course it's South Carolina, a state so retrograde entire religious cults have been dedicated to making the state an independent country.
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I'd posted a video yesterday of a guy asking random men on the street for dates, to test their reactions.
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Statins may help with dementia, Parkinson's, cancer, stroke and more

While statins may be beneficial in a number of conditions, they are by no means benign drugs that carry no risk.
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Chelsea Clinton is pregnant

Chelsea: "Marc and I are very excited that we have our first child arriving later this year."
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Congratulations are in order.
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Kid of lawyer who defended anti-gay Prop 8 comes out, getting married

Lawyer Charles Cooper is helping his gay daughter plan her wedding, says his views on marriage are now "evolving."
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Blogger, writer, political consultant
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John Aravosis is a DC-based writer and political consultant, specializing in using the Internet for politics. He is the editor of, one of America's top progressive political blogs, with over 300,000 unique visitors per month. John has a joint law degree and masters in foreign service from Georgetown, and his writing experience includes working as a stringer for the Economist and RADAR. Washingtonian magazine’s annual “50 Best Journalists” issue named John one of “journalism's rising stars, those likely to have a major impact in coming years.” John has also been honored as one of the “Out 100,” and as one of the Advocate’s 50 “most powerful gay men and women in America.” John’s policy experience includes stints in the US Senate, the World Bank, and the Children's Defense Fund. John is also a semi-regular TV pundit, and has appeared on The O'Reilly Factor, Hardball, ABC News, Nightline, CNN and more. John speaks five languages and has visited or worked in 29 countries, including presenting about the Internet and politics (in English, French, Spanish, and Italian) in France, Spain, Italy, Sweden, Greece, Morocco, Indonesia and Cote d'Ivoire.
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Power's bitch: Snowden responds to criticism of his Putin appearance

NSA leaker Edward Snowden claims he went on Russian TV with Vladimir Putin to spark a national debate in Russia over domestic spying. Good l

Cat photobombs yoga video

A woman set up her camera to take a video of her yoga session. Her cat had other ideas, and photobombed the entire thing. This is really cut

Vintage 1960s IRS video introduces Americans to wonder of "computers"

A wonderful vintage video from the Internal Revenue Service in the early '60s, showing the magic of new "computers" the IRS is using to proc

Louisiana House retains ban on oral sex, straight and gay

The Louisiana House voted to retain an illegal ban on oral sex between consenting adults, gay or straight, even married. Let's ask them if t

HIV/AIDS explodes in Russia as Putin eschews "western" science

New HIV infections in Russia are growing at alarming rates, while the Kremlin shows little interest in seriously addressing the country's HI

Fox's Sean Hannity dedicates 5 shows to the horrors of Spring Break

Jon Stewart: "Skeptical viewers might think this is less a news story and more of a reason to spend the week running wildly inappropriate T&

Arizona "Citizens United"-type law protects corps' "religious beliefs"

A new law, sitting before the gov. of Arizona, would protect the religious beliefs of corporations, and undermine gay rights, and all rights

NY city & state pension plans linked to Russian anti-gay hate site

Pension plans of NY city and state invest in an affiliate of a Russian website used by neo-Nazis to organize, publicize abductions of gays,

US Olympic skier Gus Kenworthy saves puppies in Sochi

US Olympic skier Gus Kenworthy ran into a bunch of stray puppies in Sochi, Russia and fell in love. He's getting them vaccinated, hopes to t

Air Force Academy cites `privacy,` angrily refuses to discuss gay bias

The Air Force Academy held an angry press conference in which they admitted they misled the public about concerns express by gay cadets abou

Air Force Academy has `ex-gay` cure expert overseeing cadet counseling

Mike Rosebush, the Air Force Academy`s chief of counseling, is an `ex-gay` who has spent 20 years helping Focus on the Family, NARTH and Exo

Iceland`s Penis Museum gets a new member

Sigurdur Hjartarson of the Icelandic Phallological Museum longed for a Homo sapiens penis for years, and now he finally has one.

Catholic bishop to do `exorcism` on day gay marriage legal in Illinois

The Catholic bishop of Springfield says he will do an exorcism on the day Illinois legalizes gay marriage, since `same-sex `marriage` comes

BREAKING: Obama to permit 1 year delay in insurance cancellations

Obama to delay health insurance cancellations 1 year. Obama`s smart move effectively pulls the rug out from under GOP, and Dem, efforts to u


Ted Cruz says the economy grew on avg. 0.9% annually the last 4 years. The real figure is closer to 2%. Cruz is trying to lie his way into t

Old iconic photos colorized and brought to life

Some quite old iconic photos have now been colorized. What`s interesting is how human, real, alive, and `now` these people (and events) look

Dance like nobody`s watching, except everybody was watching (video)

A Boston Celtics fan starts dancing in the bleachers, quite well at that, to Bon Jov`s `Livin` On a Prayer.`

Debunked Benghazi `tell all` book recalled by Simon & Schuster

Simon & Schuster pulls Dylan Davies` Benghazi `I was there!` book `Embassy House` after the author told the FBI a version of events that dir

Twerking jock, because sometimes I'm kinda gay (video)

A North Carolina State baseball jock thought it would be a good idea to do a video of himself twerking in the locker room, and then post it

Stunning timelapse video of Albuquerque's Hot Air Balloon Fiesta

Stunning sunrise video of 700 hot air balloons taking off at the Albuquerque 42nd Annual International Balloon Fiesta.