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Global Quickies: Witchcraft, Gurus, and #BringBackOurGirls

NIGERIA Nigeria’s chief of defense announced a ceasefire agreement with Boko Haram and the release of the 200 abducted girls. Not many details have been announced and many Nigerians remain …

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Global Quickies: Blasphemy, Deadly Rituals, and Calling Out Sexism

UK A couple is sentenced for making fake bomb detectors in their garden shed. They sold them for thousands of dollars. These and other “detectors” are still being used in …

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Global Quickies: Zombies, Evil Atheists, and Discriminated Virgos

MALDIVES The government is trying to “reduce adverse effects on society that could be caused by published literature” by introducing new regulations to ensure “that the works published in the …

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Global Quickies: Mars on a Budget, Sharia Law, and The Vatican Arrests a Priest

INDIA India has succeeded, at their first attempt, to send an operational mission to Mars. The Mangalyaan mission was also really cheap, $74 million. That’s less than what making the …

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Global Quickies: ‘Happy’ Dancers Sentenced to Jail, A Boy Gets Justice, and Cyclists Defend ‘Naked’ Uniform

IRAN The young men and women who were arrested in May for posting a video of themselves dancing to Pharrell Williams’ ‘Happy” have been sentenced to six months in prison …

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SkeptiCon is Coming and a call to ARTISTS!

It’s that time of year when the Midwest’s largest and only FREE skeptic and atheist conference takes place. That’s right, SkeptiCon is just around the corner and THIS year it’s …

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A Woman’s Room Online

[Trigger warning for images based on threats and harassment] Get your black dresses- and your reading glasses out. There is an art show a comin’ to town! For the past …

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Firebrand or Faitheist?

When I was a newbie atheist, fresh from my first reading of The God Delusion, The End of Faith, and every amateur Xanga blog I could find, I had a …

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