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Mike Huckabee Says You Should Wait Until Obama Leaves Office To Join The Military

Igor Bobic | April 18, 2015 | Politics
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) suggested Friday that young Americans planning to join the military should wait until President Barack Obama leaves office to do so because his administration has an "open hostility toward the Christian faith." The possible 2016 presidential contender was asked about a Washington...

17 Nude Nail Options For The Classic Bride

Dana Oliver | April 18, 2015 | Style
Nude nails are a perennial favorite that also make for an understated yet gorgeous manicure, especially for brides. And whatever the occasion, keeping things neutral will give any look an instant splash of sophistication.

‘Born In Slavery': The last American Slaves

Jessica Dickerson | April 18, 2015 | Black Voices
One hundred and fifty-three years ago today, Washington D.C. was the first place in the country where slaves were freed by the federal government. President Abraham Lincoln signed the District of Columbia Emancipation Act on April 16, 1862, freeing the district’s 3,100 slaves. The legislation was hint of slavery’s coming...

Police Pull Over Van With Caged Puppies On The Roof (VIDEO)

Andy Campbell | April 18, 2015 | Weird News
AKRON, Ohio (AP) -- Police finally caught up with a minivan carrying four caged puppies on its roof after dozens of calls poured in to 911 centers in northeast Ohio. Akron police say the driver didn't realize he did anything wrong by leaving the mixed-breed puppies on the roof. He...

Zayn Malik Thanks One Direction In First Public Appearance Since Leaving The Group

Erin Whitney | April 18, 2015 | Entertainment
Since Zayn Malik announced his departure from One Direction at the end of March, he hasn't made any public appearances -- until now. On Friday, the singer was presented with the Outstanding Achievement in Music honor at the Asian Awards in London. Sporting a newly shaved...

Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day Takes Over The National Mall

Benjamin Hart | April 18, 2015 | Impact
The sun is shining and temperatures are forecast to hit summery highs for Saturday's Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day on the National Mall in Washington. The event, which organizers hope more than 200,000 people will attend, was put together to highlight the role ordinary citizens can play in ending extreme...

Marco Rubio: The $40 Million Man

Reuters | April 18, 2015 | Politics
By Michelle Conlin NEW YORK, April 17 (Reuters) - Less than a week after announcing his 2016 campaign for president, Republican Senator Marco Rubio of Florida doesn't need to worry about money. It's as good as in the bank. "Marco Rubio will have the resources necessary to run a first-class...

The 26 Funniest Tweets From Women This Week

Alanna Vagianos | April 18, 2015 | Women
Each week HuffPost Women rounds up the most hilarious 140-character jokes from women on Twitter we could find to brighten your day. We've got to hand it you ladies, these keep us laughing every single week. For this week's great tweets from women, scroll through the list below. Then visit...

Man Allegedly Steals Thousands In Diapers By Switching Supermarket Price Tags

Andy Campbell | April 18, 2015 | Weird News
Hiney heist! A Brooklyn, New York man allegedly switched price tags and used the self-checkout station at a Stop & Shop to steal thousands of dollars worth of diapers, police say. Kevin Hargrove was arrested Thursday after police say he made regular trips to multiple locations of the supermarket and...

Is Al Qaeda In Decline?

Eline Gordts | April 18, 2015 | World
Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic driving headlines around the world. This week, we spoke with Aaron Zelin about the state of Al Qaeda. Since the rise of the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria, al-Qaeda, the global terrorist network behind the...

Campaign Begins In Arizona To Make Recreational Marijuana Legal

Reuters | April 18, 2015 | Politics
By David Schwartz PHOENIX, April 17 (Reuters) - Advocates for legalizing marijuana launched a petition campaign in Phoenix on Friday seeking a ballot measure that could make Arizona the fifth U.S. state to allow possession, cultivation and consumption of small amounts of pot for recreational use. Supporters have until July...

Prosecutor Drops Case Against Kansas City Police Officer Jacob Ramsey For Shooting

Michael McLaughlin | April 18, 2015 | Crime
By Kevin Murphy KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 17 (Reuters) - A Missouri prosecutor on Friday dismissed charges against a Kansas City police officer indicted in February by a grand jury for the non-fatal shooting of a 37-year-old man last summer. The dismissal comes amid heightened attention to police shootings after...

4/20 Gift Guide: Weeding Out The Weirdest Pot-Related Products

David Moye | April 18, 2015 | Weird News
One day, pot heads all over the country will see 4/20 as a hangover holiday on par with St. Patrick's Day and Cinco de Mayo. That might sound exaggerated, but it could happen as Americans become more comfortable with the idea of legalizing marijuana. Of course, in this country, a...

Bill Maher Slams Congress For Being Out Of Touch On 'Real Time'

Lily Karlin | April 18, 2015 | Comedy
Congress is supposed to represent all Americans, but Bill Maher isn't convinced. On "Real Time with Bill Maher" Friday night, the host put the House of Representatives' recent vote to repeal the federal estate tax in the context of the fast-food workers' strike for $15-an-hour...

St. Louis Police Fatally Shoot Man Carrying Knife, Bible In Jennings (VIDEO)

Michael McLaughlin | April 18, 2015 | Crime
Officers shot and killed a man who allegedly charged at them carrying a knife in Jennings, Missouri on Friday night. A tense standoff started when the 23-year-old man's mother called police for help before 9:30 p.m., saying her son had barricaded himself in their home and was...

The 13 Greatest Sissies Of All Time

JamesMichael Nichols | April 18, 2015 | Gay Voices
It’s never been easy being a sissy. Society has long vilified any behavior in men that even hints of effeminacy—acting like a woman meant that you were weak, that there was something wrong with you, that you were probably a homosexual.

Violence Rocks Mexico's Reynosa Near U.S. Border After Drug Cartel Leader Arrested

Charlotte Alfred | April 18, 2015 | World
MEXICO CITY, April 17 (Reuters) - Gunfights broke out and vehicles were set ablaze on Friday in one of Mexico's biggest cities along the U.S. border, after security forces arrested a leader of one of the main drug gangs in the area. Activity in parts of Reynosa, a city...

10 Novel, Absurd, And Irrelevant Arguments Made In Supreme Court Briefs Against Marriage Equality

JamesMichael Nichols | April 18, 2015 | Gay Voices
Oral arguments for the same-sex marriage Supreme Court case are just over a week away, and just as many groups and individuals from across the country expressed their support for marriage equality, many expressed their opposition. Among them are the more familiar arguments, like that “conjugal marriage” (i.e. “complementary” relationships...

'One Big Happy' Star Kelly Brook Loves Her Show's Unconventional Family

Kira Brekke | April 18, 2015 | Gay Voices
NBC's new series "One Big Happy," the story of a lesbian who's having a baby with her dude best friend, may have been considered outlandish 20 years ago. But as one of the show's stars, Kelly Brook, told HuffPost Live on Thursday, it's just a reflection of the...

Retired Marine Charged With Murdering Girlfriend Yvonne Baldelli, Dumping Remains

Andy Campbell | April 18, 2015 | Crime
By Marty Graham SAN DIEGO, April 17 (Reuters) - A former U.S. Marine was charged on Friday with murdering a woman who went missing in 2011 after traveling with him to Panama and whose dismembered remains were found in the remote jungle two years later. Brian Brimager, 37, is accused...