After Satanists' plea, Phoenix City Council votes to end prayer at meetings

"PHOENIX — Phoenix City Council members voted 5-4 Wednesday to stop holding an opening prayer at council meetings and instead observe a moment of silence, a move that blocks a group of Satanists from giving the invocation at its next formal meeting."

Powerful Black-Hole Wind Ruffles Spiral Galaxy

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Why Microsoft's crazy under-sea data center should terrify some tech professionals

"Microsoft has been testing a crazy new way to run under-water data centers that would be located at the bottom of the ocean floor, known as Project Natick.
These data centers are 100% automated, a holy grail trend in the industry known as "lights out."
That means no human IT professional running around swapping out failed hard drives or fixing a crashed server."

Swedish police warn Stockholm's main train station is overrun by migrant gangs 'groping girls' | Daily Mail Online

"The all-male migrant teen gangs are spreading terror in the centre of the Swedish capital, stealing, groping girls and assaulting security guards, according to Stockholm police. Members of the gangs, some as young as nine, roam central Stockholm day and night, refusing help provided by the Swedish authorities."

Grand jury INDICTS anti-abortion activists behind Planned Parenthood videos | Daily Mail Online

"However, on Monday a grand jury in Houston concluded Planned Parenthood did nothing illegal - and instead indicted members of the anti-abortion group."

MONICA CROWLEY: Closing Guantanamo Obama's most dangerous betrayal - Washington Times

"Mr. Obama’s own director of national intelligence has estimated the recidivism rate for Guantanamo detainees at roughly 30 percent. Once freed, they re-establish communications with their fellow combatants and then plan, plot, inspire and arm them. In fact, former detainees are treated as jihadi “rock stars” who outlasted the American infidels."

Blog: Hillary campaign’s response to latest email revelations reveals desperation

"It is hard to overstate the significance of the latest revelations about the national security catastrophe caused by Hillary Clinton’s private email server. The nation’s highest-level secrets were kept on an unsecure server that is believed to be have been hacked by multiple overseas parties."

How Donald Trump defeats Hillary Clinton - POLITICO

“If he were the Republican nominee he would get the highest percentage of black votes since Ronald Reagan in 1980,” said Republican messaging guru Frank Luntz, referring to the year Reagan won 14 percent of that bloc of voters.

Not Just Gun Control: Sen. Jeff Sessions Warns That the ‘President Has Announced Another Brazen, Illegal Executive Action’ |

" According to Sessions, who serves as chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest, Obama has “announced another brazen, illegal executive action” that would allow for hundreds of thousands of additional foreign workers to be licensed to replace American workers at lower pay. On Monday, Sessions said that “Congress must act with urgency to stop” Obama’s 181-page order which he introduced on New Year’s Eve."

US production a 'game changer' in oil market: API - Yahoo News

"The United States now is the world's number one crude-oil producer and is "poised to remain a dominant global player, something that was unseen just a decade ago," said Jack Gerard, president and chief executive of the American Petroleum Institute, in an annual speech outlining the state of the industry."

California now has one of the toughest equal pay laws in the country - LA Times

"California and the federal government already have laws banning employers from paying women less than men for the same jobs. The new California Fair Pay Act broadens that prohibition by saying bosses cannot pay employees less than those of the opposite sex for “substantially similar work,” even if their titles are different or they work at different sites."

Oregon bakery pays damages in lesbian wedding cake case - Yahoo News

"PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) - The owners of a Portland-area bakery who refused on religious grounds to bake a wedding cake for a lesbian couple have paid about $144,000 in damages despite their ongoing appeal of the discrimination case, a state official said on Tuesday."

Judge upholds Seattle's 'gun violence' tax - Yahoo News

"Under the new Seattle law, gun sellers will be taxed $25 for every gun sold plus 2 or 5 cent taxes on each round of ammunition."

Creighton University professor: Criticize Donald Trump for bonus points | Fox News

"The multiple-choice Question 21 directly attacked the Republican frontrunner, asking students Donald Trump is: a fool, already in hell, a clown, all of the answer choices for this question are correct, an evil man, the Anti-Christ.”

Pew: Nation loses faith in Obama's ability to fight terror, lowest point of presidency | Washington Examiner

"Just 37 percent approve of the way Obama is handling of terrorism while 57 percent disapprove, the lowest rating of his presidency for this issue," said Pew.

Map: See which states have the highest Obamacare rate hikes | Washington Examiner

For First Time in 20 Years, Majority of Americans Side With Pro-Gun Advocates on Divisive Issue |

"According to a new ABC/Washington Post national poll, there is a growing sense that armed citizens could help thwart a “lone wolf” terrorist as confidence in law enforcement’s ability to do so deteriorates."

A look at the candidates' approaches to Tuesday's debate - Yahoo News

"WASHINGTON (AP) — Nine Republicans hopefuls meet Tuesday in the next prime-time presidential debate, with a familiar slate of candidates looking to wrangle over what to do about the threat of terrorism and who has the right temperament and judgment to lead the nation."