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Bill Maher takes potshots at Christianity with self-mocking satire

- The Washington Times

It’s Bill Maher at his most mocking. In a new video for the award-winning “Funny or Die” website, the HBO comedy host poses as an undercover Christian trying to explain his faked atheist schtick to a stunned colleague — all the while managing to convey his absolute disdain for the faith.

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How the Media Insight Project survey was conducted

- Associated Press

The Media Insight Project survey on news consumption and perceptions among Hispanic and African-American audiences was conducted from Jan. 9-Feb. 16 by NORC at the University of Chicago. It is based on landline and cellphone interviews with a nationally representative random sample of 1,492 adults. Interviews included 1,006 respondents on landline telephones and 486 on cellphones. The sample included oversamples of 318 non-Hispanic African- American adults and 358 Hispanic adults.

Eisenhower Memorial panel considers Gehry's design

- Associated Press

A federal commission planning a memorial near the National Mall honoring the late President Dwight D. Eisenhower considered whether to move forward Wednesday with a famed architect's design after years of controversy surrounding the project.

Blacks, Hispanics have doubts about media accuracy

- Associated Press

A new study shows a large majority of African-American and Hispanic news consumers don't fully trust the media to portray their communities accurately, a statistic that could be troubling for the news industry as the minority population of the United States grows.

FILE - In this May 1, 2014, file photo, Baltimore Ravens football player Ray Rice holds hands with his wife, Janay, as they arrive at Atlantic County Criminal Courthouse in Mays Landing, N.J. The offender-rehabilitation program that former Raven Rice entered after knocking Janay unconscious in an Atlantic City elevator is rarely used in domestic assault cases. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)

Union appeals Rice's indefinite suspension by NFL

- Associated Press

The NFL players' union appealed Ray Rice's indefinite suspension Tuesday night, saying that he shouldn't be punished twice for punching his fiancee in a casino elevator.

President Barack Obama speaks at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. Obama traveled to the CDC, to address the Ebola crisis and announced that he is sending 3,000 American troops to West Africa nations fight the spread of the Ebola epidemic. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Ebola survivor: No time to waste as Obama ups aid

- Associated Press

An American doctor who survived Ebola said there's no time to waste as President Barack Obama outlined his plan to ramp up the U.S. response to the epidemic in West Africa.

Celebrity rabbi takes plea bargain over bribery

- Associated Press

A multimillionaire Israeli celebrity rabbi with a following in the United States has accepted a plea bargain in which he admits to attempting to bribe a senior police official, and could now face a one-year prison sentence, Israel's Justice Ministry said Wednesday.

Ohio prosecutors mull charges in ice bucket prank

Associated Press

Prosecutors are reviewing evidence to determine if charges should be filed against five northeast Ohio teenagers accused of dumping urine and tobacco over the head of an autistic boy who thought he was participating in the Ice Bucket Challenge fundraiser.

Correction: Art-Bill Cosby story

- Associated Press

In a story Sept. 15 about Bill Cosby loaning African-American art to the Smithsonian Institution, The Associated Press, relying on information from the National Museum of African Art, reported erroneously that Cosby and his wife would lend their entire collection to the museum. They will lend 62 works, not the entire collection of more than 300, according to new information from the museum.

This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows, from left, Tina Fey, Corey Stoll, Jane Fonda, Jason Bateman and Adam Driver in a scene from the film, "This Is Where I Leave You." (AP Photo/Courtesy Warner Bros. Pictures)

Review: 'Leave You' _ A-list cast, B-grade result

- Associated Press

Somebody dies. Family gathers to mourn. Everybody's stuck in one house, with all their quirks and foibles and enough emotional baggage to fill an aircraft carrier. What could go wrong? Ha ha. What couldn't?

Tycoon buys 30 Rolls-Royces for Macau hotel

- Associated Press

A Hong Kong tycoon has placed the biggest ever order for Rolls-Royce cars, agreeing to buy 30 Phantoms to chauffeur guests at a luxury resort he's building in the global gambling capital of Macau.

President Obama, right, greets military personnel as he arrives at MacDill Air Force Base for meetings at Central Command, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Nesius)

Obama reaffirms opposition to US combat in Iraq

- Associated Press

President Barack Obama reaffirmed Wednesday that he does not intend to send U.S. troops into combat against the Islamic State group, despite doubts about the ability of Iraqi forces, Kurdish fighters and Syrian rebels to carry out the ground fight on their own.