The HBO documentary Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief airs Sunday — over the vigorous objection of Scientology officials. Courtesy of HBO hide caption

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Religion

Church Of Scientology Calls New HBO Documentary 'Bigoted'

The filmmaker says Going Clear, harshly critical of the Church of Scientology, is about the dangers of "blind faith." The church has hit back with an aggressive public relations effort of its own.

Rev. Msgr. Vincent Puma comforts Cindy Heck, daughter-in-law of EgyptAir Flight 990 victims Donald Heck and Bea Jeanne Heck, in a photo from 2000. John Freidah/AP hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Pilots Downing Their Planes Is Unusual, But Not Unprecedented

Investigators looking into the crash of Germanwings Flight 4U 9525 this week now believe it was the result of a "deliberate act" of the co-pilot. If so, it wouldn't be the first time.

Workers at Los Alamos National Laboratory used organic cat litter to clean up nuclear waste. The litter triggered chemical reactions that later caused a drum to burst. Department of Energy/Flickr hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Official Report: Nuclear Waste Accident Caused By Wrong Cat Litter

An official investigation into an accident last February at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant has concluded that cat litter is the culprit. Organic material in the litter caused a drum to burst.

A meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous in the 1950s was based on much the same 12-step program used today. Bettmann/Corbis hide caption

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Shots - Health News

Critic Faults Alcoholics Anonymous For Lack Of Evidence

Writer Gabrielle Glaser challenges the usefulness of Alcoholics Anonymous in April's issue of The Atlantic. The program's tenets aren't based in science, she says, and other options may work better.

People examine the rubble following an air strike near the airport in Yemen's capital Sanaa on Thursday. Saudi Arabia said it carried out bombing raids in neighboring Yemen as Houthi rebels, allied with Iran, continued their offensive in the country. Yemn's president fled the country Wednesday and was reported to be in Saudi Arabia on Thursday. Khaled Abdullah/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Parallels - World News

How Yemen's Chaos Stretches Beyond Its Borders

The U.S. has lost a key base for counterterrorism operations. The proxy war between Iran and Saudi Arabia is heating up. And one more Middle Eastern state has dissolved into chaos.

Code Switch

Wonderful, Ridiculous, Head-Scratchingly Pointy Mexican Boots Are Now A Designer Item

The infamous boots started in rural Mexico, made it to Texas, and finally ended up on the runways of Paris. A look back at this bizarre fashion trend.

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