Here are 11 lesser-known facts about Guy Fawkes

Here are 11 lesser-known facts about Guy Fawkes

International Business Times

Guy Fawkes is synonymous with the fifth of November, but there’s much more to the story. While most people know Fawkes was a Catholic who conspired to blow up the Protestant-ran House of Parliament –and England’s King James I– there is much more to the Gunpowder Plot of 1605. To find out some lesser known facts…

Anonymous to release 1,000 names of alleged Ku Klux Klan members today

Anonymous to release 1,000 names of alleged Ku Klux Klan members today

International Business Times

The loosely centralized hacktivist group known only as Anonymous was set to release 1,000 names of Ku Klux Klan (KKK) members Thursday, organizers said, according to Al Jazeera. Someone posing as a member of Anonymous began releasing names of alleged members from the white supremacist group Monday, including senators, mayors and other people in positions of…

Ben Carson 2016: An unlikely frontrunner in uncommon era

Ben Carson 2016: An unlikely frontrunner in uncommon era

Agence France-Presse Humble but controversial, politically inexperienced yet deeply popular, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson is a campaign contradiction, albeit one who just surpassed Donald Trump as frontrunner in the 2016 Republican presidential battle. Recent major national polls have Carson edging ahead of his fellow political outsider, a noteworthy trend in a primary campaign season in

What the World Congress of Families tells us about the global ‘pro-family’ movement

What the World Congress of Families tells us about the global ‘pro-family’ movement

Peter Montgomery, Right Wing Watch The World Congress of Families — an organization that hosts an annual global gathering of “pro-family” advocates — brought together more than 3,300 people in Salt Lake City last week. The summit included authors and counselors focused on strengthening marriages as well as academics talking about the social and economic

Surprise! Science proves kids with religious upbringings are less generous — and so are adults

Surprise! Science proves kids with religious upbringings are less generous — and so are adults

Medical Daily

Instilling a strong sense of religious faith in your children probably won’t turn them into saints. If anything, it might make them less altruistic than kids who grow up in a nonreligious home. That’s the perhaps counterintuitive conclusion reached by a new study published Thursday in Current Biology. Testing over 1,000 kids from a diverse variety…

Illinois cop who committed suicide tried to hire gang member to kill local official: report

Illinois cop who committed suicide tried to hire gang member to kill local official: report

Reuters A northern Illinois policeman who officials said committed suicide while concerned about an audit that would have exposed his embezzlement tried to arrange for the killing of a local administrator, the Associated Press reported on Thursday. Fox Lake Police Lieutenant Charles Joseph Gliniewicz sent a text about the hit last April and asked for