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Fresh Hope For Natalee Holloway's Father As Disappearance Nears 10th Anniversary

David Lohr | March 2, 2015 | Crime
An Amsterdam man who claims to have seen Joran van der Sloot dispose of missing U.S. citizen Natalee Holloway's body in Aruba has given the young woman's father new hope for answers as the 10-year anniversary of her disappearance approaches. "I don’t want to get my hopes up high because...

I Knew My Relationship Was Over When My Ex Said This

Brittany Wong | March 2, 2015 | Divorce
After a relationship ends, you can usually look back and pinpoint a few moments that should have signaled it wasn't going to last. For some HuffPost Divorce readers, it was a single sentence that made them see the writing on the wall. Below, our Facebook and

Remembering Rev. Malcolm Boyd, The Overlooked Gay Rights Activist Who Pushed Boundaries

Antonia Blumberg | March 2, 2015 | Religion
(RNS) The Rev. Malcolm Boyd, who died on Friday (Feb. 27) at the age of 91, lived three lives — each extraordinary. More extraordinary still is how he gave each up for the next. For the first third of Boyd’s life, he was an A-list producer in Hollywood’s golden age,...

See Who Got Married This Weekend!

Kelsey Borresen | March 2, 2015 | Weddings
This weekend was a chilly one across much of the country, but you wouldn't know it by looking at our readers' sunny, beach-y wedding pics. Check out some photos from their awesome celebrations below: If you go to a wedding...

Purim 2015: Dates, History, And Traditions Of The Festive Jewish Celebration

Antonia Blumberg | March 2, 2015 | Religion
Purim is a spring holiday that commemorates the Jewish community's narrow escape from collective destruction in the ancient Persian Empire. The word itself, purim, comes from the Persian word for "lots" and is a reference to the fact that the date set for the Jews' annihilation was chosen...

Squirrels And Snowballs Will Make You Love Winter Again

Ron Dicker | March 2, 2015 | Good News
The cold isn't over for many of us, but watching these squirrels play with snowballs might make you fret a little less. Russian photographer Vadim Trunov photographed the squirrels in the forest outside of Voronezh, revealing the "amusing, playful and curious little animals," he told Mashable....

Alexander Hellweger Crushed By Alaska Glacier

David Moye | March 2, 2015 | Crime
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A 28-year-old Italian tourist was killed in Alaska when he was crushed by a chunk of ice that broke from a glacier, authorities said. Alaska State Troopers said Alexander Hellweger, of Sand in Taufers in northern Italy, died Sunday at Lake George Glacier, north of Anchorage.

Lawyer In California Proposes Killing Gays With 'Sodomite Suppression Act'

Cavan Sieczkowski | March 2, 2015 | Gay Voices
A lawyer in California has submitted a ballot initiative with the state Department of Justice calling for the death of anyone who engages in sodomy in the state, the San Diego Gay & Lesbian News reports. The proposal by Matt McLaughlin, who lists his address in Huntington...

The Problem With 'Last Man On Earth' No One Is Talking About

Maureen Ryan | March 2, 2015 | Entertainment
This piece contains spoilers about "The Last Man on Earth." The only critic on Earth who doesn't like Fox's "Last Man on Earth"? You're reading her right now. It's not strange for there to be an outlier on a show that has otherwise enjoyed a positive...

Senate Democrats Put DHS Funding Pressure Back On John Boehner

Elise Foley | March 2, 2015 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- House Republicans attempted last week to kick the issue of funding for the Department of Homeland Security over to the Senate. On Monday evening, Senate Democrats kicked it back, putting the heat on House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to avert a DHS shutdown. The Democrats blocked the...

Ryan Phillippe Says He Suffers From Depression

Leigh Blickley | March 2, 2015 | Entertainment
Ryan Phillippe might have more in common with Sebastian Valmont than we thought! The "Cruel Intentions" alum admitted to Elle.com he suffers from depression and unfortunately he passed that on to his 15-year-old daughter Ava, whom he co-parents with ex-wife Reese Witherspoon.

The 3 Things Homes With Great Curb Appeal Have In Common

Samantha Toscano | March 2, 2015 | HuffPost Home
It may be hard to see your home's true curbside potential through all the snow and ice that's taken over this time of year. But we promise, great curb appeal is there, and it's easier to uncover than you think. A house with quality curb appeal doesn't just...

Young Girls Prove Just How 'Phenomenal' They Are With This Awesome Tribute To Maya Angelou

Jessica Dickerson | March 2, 2015 | Black Voices
Sometimes the smallest voices best deliver the most important messages. What better way to end Black History Month and begin Women's History Month, than with a tribute to a legendary thinker, writer and leader like Maya Angelou? The words of one of the late poet's most famous...

6 Household Chores Martha Stewart Says You Should Do Every Day

Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | March 2, 2015 | HuffPost Home
Getting out of bed in the morning is tough. Making the bed after you get out of it? Totally overachieving. The payoff, however -- a cleaner home, keeping your bedding cleaner for longer and banishing your reputation as the disorganized-messy type -- that's priceless....

Why These Nuns Say The Vow Of Chastity Isn't Primarily About Sex

Ryan Buxton | March 2, 2015 | Religion
Much is made of the vow of chastity that priests and nuns must take to join the cloth in the Catholic Church, but the focus on abstinence isn't exactly the point, at least for these sisters. HuffPost Live's Nancy Redd spoke with two nuns and author Jo Piazza on Monday...

Lawyers For Only Woman On Georgia's Death Row Make Last-Ditch Effort To Postpone Or Cancel Execution

Adam Goldberg | March 2, 2015 | Crime
KATE BRUMBACK, Associated Press JACKSON, Ga. (AP) — The only woman on Georgia's death row will become the first female to be executed in 70 years in the state Monday unless the U.S. Supreme Court or the state parole board steps in with a last-minute reprieve. Kelly Renee Gissendaner, 46,...

Obama: Boris Nemtsov Killing A Sign Of Worsening Climate In Russia

Paige Lavender | March 2, 2015 | Politics
President Barack Obama said the murder of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov is a sign of a worsening climate in Russia. "This is an indication of a climate at least inside of Russia in which civil society, independent journalists, people trying to communicate on the Internet, have felt increasingly threatened,...

Poor Farmers Lose Income When Milk Spoils During Delivery. This $5 Jug Helps Solve That

Eleanor Goldberg | March 2, 2015 | Impact
In Kenya alone, 80 percent of the milk is produced by small-scale farmers who helplessly watched their income source spill and spoil during delivery. For dairy farmers in developing countries, one of the greatest challenges is safely transporting milk to its destination, since the flimsy pails they...

Who Are Assyrian Christians? Islamic State's Latest Captives Are Part Of A Long-Persecuted Group

Carol Kuruvilla | March 2, 2015 | Religion
Islamic State militants have reportedly released 19 Assyrian Christians who were abducted from a village in northeastern Syria last week. News of the Sunday release offered some hope to the Assyrian Christian community worldwide -- but the fate of more than 200 believers left behind remains unclear. Assyrian...

Obama: Rift Over Netanyahu Speech Not 'Permanently Destructive' To U.S.-Israeli Ties

Mollie Reilly | March 2, 2015 | Politics
By Jeff Mason WASHINGTON, March 2 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama said on Monday that Iran should commit to a verifiable freeze of at least 10 years on its nuclear activity for a landmark atomic deal to be reached, but said the odds were still against sealing a final...