A Clever Way To Tell Which Of Your Emails Are Being Tracked

http://www.wired.com/2015/03/ugly-mail/

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White Christians Are No Longer The Majority In 19 States

http://the-daily.buzz/white-christians-no-longer-majority/?ts_pid=2

For their surveys, PRRI defines “white Christian” as evangelical Protestants, mainline Protestants, Catholics, and Orthodox Christians who list their identity as “white, non-Hispanic.” (Interestingly, PRRI also includes white Mormons in this group, who are sometimes listed by sociologists as separate from the rest of Christianity due to their unique religious views and texts.) …

Meanwhile, PRRI also reports that evangelicals are seeing a surge of non-white churchgoers, and American Catholicism is becoming increasingly Hispanic. These trends are changing the face of American Christianity, and the same survey also revealed that, for the first time in the nation’s history, the United States is not a majority Protestant Christian country overall…

Religious Politics

http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2015-03-22/why-ted-cruz-of-texas-is-announcing-in-virginia-and-two-weeks-before-rand-paul

By choosing to mark the official start of his campaign at the Virginia Christian college founded by the late evangelist Jerry Falwell, rather than a venue in his home state, Cruz is signaling he’ll court religious conservatives as well as small-government tea-party activists as he competes to become the lead anti-establishment candidate in the party contest…

Domestic Murder and Murder-Suicide

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-adams/domestic-murder-and-murder-suicide_b_6592950.html

Rather than recognizing that her apparent depression might be related to being abused, the report says, “The behavior noticed by her friends possibly related to fibromyalgia. Nancy was diagnosed with the disease, a chronic pain disorder closely related to depression, shortly before she was killed.”

According to the Washington Coalition Against Domestic Violence, only 22 percent of the 230 newspaper articles about domestic homicide that they analyzed specifically cited these as domestic violence-related incidents. A higher proportion of these stories, (48 percent), cited the killer’s stated motivation, such as “rejection”, “rage” or having been “provoked”, as if this were a reason for killing rather than an excuse…

The story quoted the killer as saying that he killed his ex-wife because of her “addiction” to instant lottery scratch tickets…

Texas Lawmakers: Funding A College Education For Veterans Too High

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/22/texas-veterans-college_n_6919122.html

Of the 10 states with the most veterans, only Illinois and Texas waive all tuition and fees for veterans who meet program requirements, according to a Texas Legislative Budget Board report. And Texas is the only state of the 10 to offer full tuition and fee waivers to children, the report said, a decision made in 2009 in tandem with expanding the benefit to include spouses of veterans who were injured, missing or killed in action…