Al-Shabaab Executes 28 Who Can’t Recite Quran; Kenyan President Says Somali Militants Atempting To Start Religious War

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Al-Shabaab militants hijacked a bus in Kenya Saturday and executed 28 passengers who were unable to recite a Quran passage. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said the attack was a bid by the Somali terrorist group to ignite a religious war.

Comedian Faizon Love Defends Bill Cosby, Slams Hannibal Buress In Vulgar Twitter Meltdown

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Actor and comedian Faizon Love has spent the past four days melting down on Twitter, defending Bill Cosby against rape allegations, deriding the women who have accused him of sexual assault and slamming comedian Hannibal Burress for discussing the Cosby scandal in his comedy act. Love, a middling comic who occasionally crops up in controversies with other entertainers, released a slew of tweets beginning Wednesday that put him in the crosshairs of many Twitter users who were appalled by what he was saying.

Pacquiao Vs. Algieri: What Time Does The Fight Actually Start? Who Are The Judges And Referee?

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For the second time in his last three fights, Manny Pacquiao will fight in Macau, China, for a WBO welterweight crown. Despite the 13-hour time difference between the Southeastern China city and the Eastern Time zone, Pacquiao’s bout against challenger Chris Algieri will still serve a primetime United States audience.

Buffalo Snowstorm Pictures 2014: New York Area Prepares For Extreme Flooding As 7 Feet Of Snow Melts

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Buffalo, New York, is already having a rough winter. The area got more than 7 feet of snow this week as a result of a lake-effect storm, and now it's preparing for all of that white stuff to melt -- which could result in widespread flooding once temperatures climb 20 degrees this weekend. Buffalo's forecast for Monday calls for a high of 66 degrees.

Bill Cosby Gets Standing Ovation Friday Despite Rape Accusations

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Comedian Bill Cosby is enduring the worst period of his career as more than a dozen women have accused him of rape or sexual assault in a period spanning five decades. But that didn't stop a crowd of fans from giving him a standing ovation before he launched into a sold-out standup set in Melbourne, Florida, according to Reuters.

Beer Ingredient Barley Enabled Early Humans To Survive The Harsh Tibetan Plateau

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Early humans likely survived the tough conditions on the Tibetan Plateau by growing a crop used to make beer: barley. Research published this week in the journal Science found Tibetans relied on barley because it could resist the freezing temperatures found at the so-called "Roof of the World." 

Wild Turkeys Resurgent Across America As Thanksgiving Day 2014 Nears

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Turkeys may be on pretty much every American's Thanksgiving shopping list, but wild turkeys are a whole other story. While sales of the big-breasted birds surge every holiday season, the wild variety is showing up in backyards and parking lots this year from Maryland to California.

And that's not exactly welcome news for many residents, who complain the birds cause various problems for people who would rather just encounter them in the freezer aisle or on dinner table.

Vice President Biden Mends Fences In Turkey, Pledges More Funds For Humanitarian Aid

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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden spent four hours talking with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in Istanbul Saturday in what was seen as a fence-mending foray in the wake of Biden's remarks criticizing Turkey for not doing enough to keep Islamic State group supporters from joining the carnage in Syria. Biden and Erdoğan discussed a wide range of issues, including Iraq, Syria and Cyprus.

Bahrain Holds Elections, Shiite Opposition Boycotts Vote

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MANAMA (Reuters) - Bahrainis voted on Saturday in the first parliamentary elections since 2011 when mostly Shiite protesters took to the streets demanding more democracy.

The elections were boycotted by the Shiite Muslim opposition over accusations that constituency changes would still favor the Sunni Muslim majority represented by the ruling family.

Bahrain has been shaken by low-level unrest since the February 2011 demonstrations. The country's Shiites have long complained of political and economic marginalization, an accusation the government denies.

Fed Defends Big Bank Oversight Before Senate; Critics Say Fed Too Close To Wall Street

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New York Federal Reserve Bank President William Dudley is defending the New York Fed's record as an effective and fair regulator but admits it has made mistakes. Dudley and the Fed came under sharp criticism from members of the Senate Banking Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection, who accused the Fed of being too close to Wall Street.