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NYC Resident Arrested for Supporting ISIS

Credit: Alatele fr via FlickrWe begin today on the terrorism front: A New York City resident has been arrested and accused of sympathizing with the Islamic State. He is one of nearly 400 Americans identified in a recent report as supporters of ISIS. Some seek to join the terror group overseas, but others plan attacks within the U.S. The report's author calls this "a growing and disturbing phenomenon."

On the economic front: For the first time in more than 130 years, young adults between the ages of eighteen and thirty-four are more likely to live at home with their parents than in any other living situation. This is a major change from 1960, when sixty-two percent of young adults were living with a spouse or partner in their own home, while only twenty percent lived with their parents. Financial challenges have contributed significantly to this shift.

On the political front: Most supporters of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton say their choice is more about opposing the rival candidate than supporting their own. As the presidential campaign continues, voter dissatisfaction with the two-party system continues to escalate.

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Biblical Sheep Help Treat Deadly Disease

Credit: Jean via FlickrFred and Joan Horak breed "Jacob sheep," animals that have been traced genetically to the biblical era. Their sheep are most unusual—some have four horns, while others have six.

Now their lambs are being used to advance research into Tay-Sachs, a deadly genetic disease. Since the Tay-Sachs gene in Jacob sheep is an eighty-six percent DNA match with the human gene, experimenting on Tay-Sachs sheep is leading to advancements in possible treatments for humans.

Meanwhile, University of Oklahoma physics professor Michael Strauss has been delivering a lecture titled "Scientific Evidence for the Existence of God" at universities across the nation. He points to the apparent design of the universe and the uniqueness of our planet.

According to Dr. Strauss, there are 322 parameters needed to form a planet capable of sustaining intelligent life. The probability that all 322 could develop by chance is ten to the minus -282.

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Baylor University Reportedly Fires President

Baylor President Ken Starr waits to run onto the field before an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)The Baylor University Board of Regents reportedly fired school president and chancellor Ken Starr today. The university is refusing to comment on these reports, though a variety of sources have confirmed the president's dismissal.

Baylor has been accused during Starr's tenure of failing to respond to rapes or sexual assaults reported by at least six female students. At least eight former Baylor football players have been accused of violence against women. Two of the players were convicted of raping Baylor co-eds. Critics allege that President Starr's response to the victims has been muted and legalistic.

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Americans Greatly Overestimate Gay and Lesbian Population

A demonstrator holds a placard depicting a heart with an equal sign as he takes part in a protest against the bill on civil union which was approved recently by the Italian Senate in Rome, Italy.The American public believes that twenty-three percent of Americans are gay or lesbian, according to Gallup. In fact, only 3.8 percent of the adult population identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender.

Why would the public be so wrong with regard to the size of the LGBT population? Our perception has been shaped by a decades-long strategy to normalize and then legalize same-sex relations and the LGBT agenda. Today it's hard to find a movie or television show in which a homosexual couple does not appear or the LGBT agenda is not lauded.

Now that this movement has been both normalized and legalized, we're in the third phase: criminalizing opposition.

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Tim Tebow writing book on 'life's storms'

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Tim Tebow #11 looks on from the bench area of the sideline during the preseason NFL game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the New York Jets on September 3rd 2015 in East Rutherford, N.J.. Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow is writing a book on how to handle success and disappointment. Titled Shaken: Discovering Your True Identity in the Midst of Life's Storms, the book will be published this October.

We can use his advice.

Researchers are warning today that antibiotic-resistant bacteria known as "superbugs" could kill ten million people by 2050. Scientists say this issue is "as big a risk as terrorism" and could cost world economies nearly $100 trillion. According to one expert, "If we don't solve the problem we are heading to the dark ages."

If you're like me, however, you're less than alarmed by this news. The reason: 2050 is a long time off. Over the next thirty-four years, surely scientists will find solutions to this problem, we assume. We have more pressing problems, it seems.

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