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Long Island Rail Road Moments That Tug at the Heartstrings

Brian Patrick Harmon | Posted 11.03.2014 | New York
Brian Patrick Harmon

For four years, I spent over three-and-a-half hours a day riding the Long Island Rail Road to work in Brooklyn. For those who pick their heads up from their smartphones now and then, there are plenty of feel-good moments to be seen and heard.

Christian Conservatives Ponder A ‘Babylonian Exile' To Save Their Faith

Religion News Service | David Gibson | Posted 08.26.2014 | Religion

(RNS) From the moment they set foot on North American soil, the Puritans who came to the continent viewed their “errand into the wilderness” throu...

Meatless Monday: Lollapalouse -- The Pulse of Lentilfest

Ellen Kanner | Posted 10.18.2014 | Green
Ellen Kanner

No one loves lentils more than I do, unless it's the people in Pullman, WA. Pullman is in the heart of the fertile farming region called the Palouse, ...

Man Stabbed To Death Near Little League Field During Game

AP | Posted 05.18.2014 | Crime

BABYLON, N.Y. (AP) — A man is charged with manslaughter after a fatal stabbing near a Little League field where kids were playing on New York's Long...

"ART GIRLS" (R)evolution in Berlin

Lisa Paul Streitfeld | Posted 06.01.2014 | Arts
Lisa Paul Streitfeld

Even as it creates a fantastical story bringing art into everyday life via a quantum human evolutionary leap, ART GIRLS memorializes the vast raw urban spaces that made Berlin the destination for artists the world over.

The Bible and Babylon, 560 BC

Kristin M. Swenson, Ph.D. | Posted 10.09.2013 | Religion
Kristin M. Swenson, Ph.D.

These mid-August days, some 2,500 years ago, witnessed a violent turn-about in power -- regicide followed by a week of king-less days. Imagine for a moment the uncertainty, the chaos. Imagine the mother of the assassinated king.

Empowering Women Through Entrepreneurship And Education

Dr. Amel Abed Mohammed Ali | Posted 06.17.2012 | Impact
Dr. Amel Abed Mohammed Ali

For women around the world, education provides a pathway to greater economic and social independence, greater confidence and a better life. In my home...

Ancient Diaries May Shed New Light On Climate Change

Posted 02.27.2012 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 02/26/2012 08:58 PM EST on LiveScience Diaries and writings from ninth-century Baghda...

3500 Year Old Yo' Mama Joke Surfaces

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 01.31.2012 | Home

3500 years ago, a student in Babylon did the inevitable and carved jokes about "beer," "intercourse," and "your mother" into a tablet. Now researchers...

War Veterans Condemn Hate Crime Against Eatery

Posted 01.12.2012 | Good News

The owners of Babylon restaurant in Lowell, Massachusetts, were understandably shaken last Wednesday when a man hurled a 20-pound rock through the win...

(PHOTOS) Controversial Camp Alpha In Iraq Inspires Artist

Posted 06.11.2011 | Arts

The layers of mixed media on the canvas represent the stacking of moments. Cristopher Pate's exhibition, Camp Alpha, touches upon the constant layerin...

Beck's Scare Tactics

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joe Peyronnin

Last week, Glenn concluded that Islam would soon be united as a caliphate stretching from Iran west to Morocco, and that Obama and George W. Bush were complicit in this plot. Why is he devoting so much air time to this subject?

Police Investigating Possible Serial Killer After Four Bodies Found On Beach

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

BABYLON, N.Y. — A serial killer may have abandoned four bodies, each apparently dumped from a vehicle, along a desolate, wind-swept stretch of h...

Marzieh, Iran's Musical Icon, Passes Away

Ali Safavi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ali Safavi

Ashraf os-Sadat Morteza'i, or "Marzieh", had a legendry singing career which spanned some six decades. She died at the age of 86.

Iran To Cut Ties With British Museum Over Loan Of Cyrus Cylinder

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Iran said it will cut ties with the British Museum on Monday because of the museum's failure to lend Tehran an anc...

Brutal Destruction Of Iraq's Archaeological Sites Continues (SLIDESHOW)

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Diane Tucker

A brutal plundering of this rich cultural heritage has been taking place in broad daylight ever since the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

UNESCO: Bablyon Historic Site Damaged By US In Iraq

AP | KIM GAMEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — Iraq's U.S.-led invaders inflicted serious damage on Babylon, driving heavy machinery over sacred paths, bulldozing hilltops and diggi...