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    CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 27:  Democratic presidential candidate and former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks to guests gathered for a campaign meeting on the campus of Case Western Reserve University on August 27, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. Clinton made her first official campaign stop in Ohio.     (Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)

    Hillary Really Is Coming After Your Guns

    Hillary Really Is Coming After Your Guns

    “Something is deeply wrong,” Hillary Clinton told the audience at the Democratic National Committee on Friday. Earlier in the week, a gunman killed two journalists in Roanoke, Virginia, on live television, just days before an unstable person with ...

    Some politicians talk about gun control once in a while. Clinton has been pushing to curb firearms for decades. No wonder the NRA has vowed to bring her down.

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    Cast member Charlie Sheen poses at the premiere of his new film "Scary Movie 5" in Hollywood April 11, 2013.
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    9/11 Truthers Want To Be Trump’s VP

    9/11 Truthers Want To Be Trump’s VP

    “Future American President” Donald J. Trump has been joking for more than a decade that he would love to have Oprah Winfrey as his running mate.“If she’d do it, she’d be fantastic,” Trump said in 1999, when he was considering a presidential run on...

    As Trump’s campaign trumps on, a motley crew of 9/11 truthers have volunteered to be The Donald’s Veep, including Charlie Sheen and Jesse Ventura.

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    Biden and Anime Girls vs Trump

    Joe Biden & Anime Girls vs. Trump Dump

    Joe Biden & Anime Girls vs. Trump Dump

    Vice President Joe Biden seems like the kindly uncle you’d find on any homespun primetime family dramedy. But it’s hard to deny that sometimes all that sweetness comes across as a little, um, creepy? It’s hard to forget that time Uncle Joe made a ...

    Sure, he’s likable enough. But the only thing worse (better?) than these pics of the veep with anime characters is the Trump Dump.

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    CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 27:  Democratic presidential candidate and former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks to guests gathered for a campaign meeting on the campus of Case Western Reserve University on August 27, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. Clinton made her first official campaign stop in Ohio.     (Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)

    Hillary Really Is Coming After Your Guns

    Hillary Really Is Coming After Your Guns

    “Something is deeply wrong,” Hillary Clinton told the audience at the Democratic National Committee on Friday. Earlier in the week, a gunman killed two journalists in Roanoke, Virginia, on live television, just days before an unstable person with ...

    Some politicians talk about gun control once in a while. Clinton has been pushing to curb firearms for decades. No wonder the NRA has vowed to bring her down.

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    U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden gestures as he speaks about the need for common sense gun reform at the White House in Washington, April 9, 2013.

    The Bill That Could Break Biden 2016

    The Bill That Could Break Biden 2016

    Twenty-one years after helping to pass the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act as a Delaware senator, Joe Biden is still touting it.“It put another 100,000 cops on the street, and it cost $1 billion,” he wrote in April, in a release thro...

    He likes to tout the crime bill he helped pass in 1994. But if he decides to run, he’ll face questions about its contribution to our exploding prison population.

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    Ted Cruz wants Margaret Sanger out of the National Gallery - Ted Cruz desperately needs some meaning in his life

    Ted Cruz Vs. 135-Year-Old Feminist

    Ted Cruz Vs. 135-Year-Old Feminist

    Senator Ted Cruz has become the first GOP presidential candidate to formally sign on to the efforts by a group of black pastors to get a bust of Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger removed from an exhibit at the Smithsonian’s National Portr...

    Birth-control pioneer Margaret Sanger embraced some truly horrific ideas. But she also did quite a lot of good.

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    Entertainment

    Porn Stars Revolt Against the Government

    Porn Stars Revolt Against the Government

    Porn stars aren’t known for being private people. They willingly share intimate moments with strangers and bare their bodies in eye-catching 4K. Even so, there are some things they’d prefer to keep to themselves, like medical records. Recently tho...

    Adult performers are having their medical records subpoenaed. It’s un-American.

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    Watch Amy Schumer & J Law, Uptown Girls

    Watch Amy Schumer & J Law, Uptown Girls

    Just moments after announcing that they’re working on a new buddy comedy together, IRL besties Amy Schumer and Jennifer Lawrence made the scene in Chicago last night by dancing atop Billy Joel’s piano. As one does, when one is either the highest p...

    When adorable buddy comedies become real life.

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    Canadian singer, songwriter and actor Justin Bieber looks on at a musical event hosted by Calvin Klein Jeans in Hong Kong June 11, 2015.       REUTERS/Bobby Yip - RTX1G4CE

    Justin Bieber’s ‘What Do You Mean’ Leaks

    Justin Bieber’s ‘What Do You Mean’ Leaks

    “What Do You Mean?” For the past month, seemingly the entire Twitterverse has been swept up in Bieber Fever, with the pop sensation convincing one big-name celebrity a day to hold up a sign on social media counting down the days to the release of...

    The hotly anticipated lead single off the Canadian pop star’s fourth studio album has landed online early, and it’s pretty damn good.

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    Nicki Minaj vs. Miley Cyrus

    Miley Whitesplains Race to Nicki Minaj

    Miley Whitesplains Race to Nicki Minaj

    There is a lot to be said regarding racism in popular music. The appropriation of black aesthetics by white popular culture, the relegating of black artists to “urban” spheres, the disparity in “crossover” commercial success—it all represents face...

    Black women shouldn’t have to be ‘nice’ to be heard.

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    Watch Amy Schumer & J Law, Uptown Girls

    Watch Amy Schumer & J Law, Uptown Girls

    Just moments after announcing that they’re working on a new buddy comedy together, IRL besties Amy Schumer and Jennifer Lawrence made the scene in Chicago last night by dancing atop Billy Joel’s piano. As one does, when one is either the highest p...

    When adorable buddy comedies become real life.

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    Taylor Swift’s ‘Bad Blood’ Hypocrisy

    Taylor Swift’s ‘Bad Blood’ Hypocrisy

    Sunday night’s VMAs promise to be chock full of delightful surprises. Who will wear a dress made entirely of zippers? Which Teen Wolf will be spotted pawing at which Disney starlet? Are we old? And is Harry Styles even coming? But one thing is for...

    Pop superdiva Taylor Swift claims to be all about ‘sisterhood,’ but her VMA-nominated tune is all about ganging up on a woman (Katy Perry) in the name of revenge.

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    Elisabeth Moss (Catherine) in Alex Ross Perry’s  QUEEN OF EARTH. Courtesy of Sean Price Williams. Copyright Her Majesty September LLC. An IFC Films release.

    Why Movies Need More Crazy Ladies

    Why Movies Need More Crazy Ladies

    Queen Of Earth follows the weeklong vacation of old friends Catherine and Virginia—played brilliantly by Mad Men’s Elisabeth Moss and her costar Katherine Waterson—as old conflicts and old traumas threaten to unravel their relationship, and along ...

    There’s nothing like the voyeuristic thrill of watching a woman’s descent into madness. Why is it so satisfying to watch?

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    Ice T vs. gamergate

    Ice-T Schools Gamergate Punks

    Ice-T Schools Gamergate Punks

    Six months after starring in the #Gamergate episode of Law & Order: SVU that managed to unite Gamergaters and the women they hate (in shared critical contempt of Law & Order: SVU, but still), Ice-T finally leveled up IRL and learned what a...

    The rapper turned actor, who starred on a very controversial #Gamergate episode of “Law & Order: SVU,” unloaded his chamber on gamer trolls.

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    Taylor Swift’s ‘Bad Blood’ Hypocrisy

    Taylor Swift’s ‘Bad Blood’ Hypocrisy

    Sunday night’s VMAs promise to be chock full of delightful surprises. Who will wear a dress made entirely of zippers? Which Teen Wolf will be spotted pawing at which Disney starlet? Are we old? And is Harry Styles even coming? But one thing is for...

    Pop superdiva Taylor Swift claims to be all about ‘sisterhood,’ but her VMA-nominated tune is all about ganging up on a woman (Katy Perry) in the name of revenge.

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    World News

    Members of All India Mahila Congress, women's wing of Congress party, shout slogans and carry placards during a protest against the rape of a female passenger, in New Delhi December 8, 2014. An Uber taxi driver will appear in an Indian court on Monday accused of raping a young female passenger, as the popular U.S. online ride-hailing service came under fire for hiring a man who was arrested for a sexual assault three years ago. The placard reads, "The country is covered in shame, while Modi goes abroad". REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee (INDIA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW POLITICS BUSINESS TRANSPORT) - RTR4H3X2

    Indian Village Orders Rape Of 2 Sisters

    Indian Village Orders Rape Of 2 Sisters

    Two sisters in India will be gang-raped for a social “sin” committed by their brother unless the country’s Supreme Court intervenes with protection, according to a report by Amnesty International.The sisters, one 15 and the other 23, were condemne...

    The girls, from the “untouchable” caste, are being punished for their brother’s elopement with a married woman.

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    F108B4 epa04891209 (FILE) A file picture dated 09 November 2014 of an old mine shaft at the Old Mine Science and Art Centre in Walbrzych, Poland. Reports on 21 August 2015 state that two residents of the south-western community of Walbrzych have discovered an armoured train  full of Nazi gold but are keeping its location to themselves until their demands for a 10 per cent fee of its worth are met.  An underground Nazi complex, known as Riese (Giant), did operate near Walbrzych during World War II. It is believed that significant portions of the complex's industrial operations were moved underground a

    Is the ‘Gold Train’ a Nazi Trap?

    Is the ‘Gold Train’ a Nazi Trap?

    WARSAW — Seventy years after the end of World War II, Poland could be on the verge of solving the mystery of a long-rumored “gold train” believed to be tucked away in the country’s southwestern corner. According to legend, a train laden with gold ...

    Officials say they’re zeroing in on the fabled German haul, but they’re warning away new treasure hunters looking to solve the mystery and cash in.

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    File photograph of Pole Monsignor Josef Wesolowski, (65) who has been the papal nuncio in the Dominican Republic for over five years, taken in Santo Domingo on August 12, 2011 at the Foreign Ministry. Pope Francis came under fire from victims groups on Thursday following news that he had quietly sacked the Vatican's envoy to the Dominican Republic over allegations of paedophilia.

    Vatican’s No. 1 Pervert Dies Suddenly

    Vatican’s No. 1 Pervert Dies Suddenly

    VATICAN CITY — Josef Wesolowski died too soon. The 67-year-old former papal nuncio to the Dominican Republic, whose undeniable crimes of child-sex abuse ran the gamut from victimizing shoeshine boys in Santo Domingo to hoarding more than 100,000 f...

    After raping boys and keeping child porn at the Vatican, Josef Wesolowski was set to stand trial for his sins. Now his fate will be left to a higher power.

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    The Coming Yakuza War

    The Coming Yakuza War

    The Coming Yakuza War

    TOKYO — This year should have been a good one for Japan’s largest organized crime organization, the Yamaguchi-gumi, the one yakuza group that just about ruled them all. But as it marks its 100th year in business, internal squabbles may split the o...

    The biggest Yakuza group is celebrating its 100th year in operation, but it’s splitting into factions that may soon go after each other with bloody consequences.

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    F108B4 epa04891209 (FILE) A file picture dated 09 November 2014 of an old mine shaft at the Old Mine Science and Art Centre in Walbrzych, Poland. Reports on 21 August 2015 state that two residents of the south-western community of Walbrzych have discovered an armoured train  full of Nazi gold but are keeping its location to themselves until their demands for a 10 per cent fee of its worth are met.  An underground Nazi complex, known as Riese (Giant), did operate near Walbrzych during World War II. It is believed that significant portions of the complex's industrial operations were moved underground a

    Is the ‘Gold Train’ a Nazi Trap?

    Is the ‘Gold Train’ a Nazi Trap?

    WARSAW — Seventy years after the end of World War II, Poland could be on the verge of solving the mystery of a long-rumored “gold train” believed to be tucked away in the country’s southwestern corner. According to legend, a train laden with gold ...

    Officials say they’re zeroing in on the fabled German haul, but they’re warning away new treasure hunters looking to solve the mystery and cash in.

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    ISIS HIV Suicide bombers

    ISIS Using HIV Suicide Bombers?

    ISIS Using HIV Suicide Bombers?

    A rumor circulating on the Internet this week claims that ISIS put 16 fighters on the fast-track to heaven for contracting HIV from a Moroccan sex slave. The men were reportedly “sentenced” to death by suicide bombing, according to the ARA news ag...

    A new news report about the terror army challenges us to disbelieve it.

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    Migrants attend a protest in front of the Italian Chamber of Deputies in Rome, April 21, 2015. The U.N. refugee agency on Tuesday urged European leaders to put the protection of migrants at the centre of debate over the crisis in the Mediterranean and to do more to help Greece and Italy cope.

    Italy’s Big Wedding Trafficking Scam

    Italy’s Big Wedding Trafficking Scam

    ROME — The soup kitchen and homeless squat in the back corner of Rome’s Termini station is probably the last place most people would consider when looking for a potential spouse, especially during the hot summer months when the smell of diesel fue...

    “Wedding traffickers” are scamming would-be immigrants and destitute Italians alike, selling hope in exchange for “I do.”

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    Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif waves after a plenary session at the United Nations building in Vienna, Austria July 14, 2015. Iran and six major world powers reached a nuclear deal on Tuesday, capping more than a decade of on-off negotiations with an agreement that could potentially transform the Middle East, and which Israel called an "historic surrender". REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

    Will Iran Get Better Deal Than U.S. Oil?

    Will Iran Get Better Deal Than U.S. Oil?

    As Congress takes up the Iran nuclear deal next month, it ought to confront this paradox: The agreement allows the Iranians to do something Americans can’t—sell oil to the rest of the world.Don’t get me wrong. I support the deal, under which Tehra...

    If the Iran deal goes through, the country’s oil exports will resume. Meanwhile, U.S. producers will still be banned from doing so.

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    ISIS HIV Suicide bombers

    ISIS Using HIV Suicide Bombers?

    ISIS Using HIV Suicide Bombers?

    A rumor circulating on the Internet this week claims that ISIS put 16 fighters on the fast-track to heaven for contracting HIV from a Moroccan sex slave. The men were reportedly “sentenced” to death by suicide bombing, according to the ARA news ag...

    A new news report about the terror army challenges us to disbelieve it.

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    U.S. News

    Dillon Bracken attends the Burning Man 2014 "Caravansary" arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, August 30, 2014. Over 65,000 people from all over the world have gathered at the sold out festival to spend a week in the remote desert cut off from much of the outside world to experience art, music and the unique community that develops. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

    Burning Man '15: 'Kill The Bunnies'

    Burning Man '15: 'Kill The Bunnies'

    This is it. Time for the throngs of freaks, hipster hippies, that artsy spiritually awake nudist you dated but broke up with because they kept eating your houseplants, and most of Silicon Valley to jump in a car/van/yacht on wheels/spaceship and m...

    The annual desert fest brings billionaires, bugs, cops, clowns, a wannabe Broadway show, and a bloodthirsty attitude about jackrabbits.

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    Former U.S. President George W. Bush dances with principal Alexina Medley at Warren Easton Charter High School one day before the ten year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, Louisiana, August 28, 2015.  REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX1Q2W0

    W. Visit Adds Insult To Injury In NoLa

    W. Visit Adds Insult To Injury In NoLa

    It’s Friday morning—the eve of the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina—at Warren Easton High School in New Orleans and assistant principal Joe Gilyot just welcomed a man many felt was in part responsible for the disaster that followed: George W....

    W.’s return and yoga on the levee are just two ways #Katrina10 missed the mark for the actual victims of the storm.

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    Biden and Anime Girls vs Trump

    Joe Biden & Anime Girls vs. Trump Dump

    Joe Biden & Anime Girls vs. Trump Dump

    Vice President Joe Biden seems like the kindly uncle you’d find on any homespun primetime family dramedy. But it’s hard to deny that sometimes all that sweetness comes across as a little, um, creepy? It’s hard to forget that time Uncle Joe made a ...

    Sure, he’s likable enough. But the only thing worse (better?) than these pics of the veep with anime characters is the Trump Dump.

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    Dillon Bracken attends the Burning Man 2014 "Caravansary" arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, August 30, 2014. Over 65,000 people from all over the world have gathered at the sold out festival to spend a week in the remote desert cut off from much of the outside world to experience art, music and the unique community that develops. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

    Burning Man '15: 'Kill The Bunnies'

    Burning Man '15: 'Kill The Bunnies'

    This is it. Time for the throngs of freaks, hipster hippies, that artsy spiritually awake nudist you dated but broke up with because they kept eating your houseplants, and most of Silicon Valley to jump in a car/van/yacht on wheels/spaceship and m...

    The annual desert fest brings billionaires, bugs, cops, clowns, a wannabe Broadway show, and a bloodthirsty attitude about jackrabbits.

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    Inside the Roanoke Killer’s Filthy Den

    Inside the Roanoke Killer’s Filthy Den

    The killer journalist who shot two former colleagues to death on-air was falling apart well before the attack—keeping a spartan apartment soaked in cat urine, and even being ordered to seek help before he was fired, court records and reports indic...

    Cat feces, grimy sex toys, bare mattresses—Vester Flanagan’s apartment hinted at his deteriorating mental state.

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    Derrick Rose #1 of the Chicago Bulls watches his teammates from the bench during a game against the Oklahoma City Thunder at the United Center on March 17, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. The Thunder defeated the Bulls 97-85. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

    Is Derrick Rose the NBA’s Bill Cosby?

    Is Derrick Rose the NBA’s Bill Cosby?

    Oh no. Please God, don’t let this be real. That was my first thought Wednesday night when TMZ reported that Derrick Rose was served with a lawsuit alleging that, at his Beverly Hills home in August 2013 he, along with two members of his inner circ...

    When a hero is accused of a heinous crime, it’s impossible for his fans process the allegations.

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    Tech + Health

    FILE ? A SoulCycle class in New York, Sept. 29, 2014. On July 30, 2015, SoulCycle filed for an initial public offering of stock, hoping to take advantage of swelling interest in workouts. (Dina Litovsky/The New York Times)

    Selling Your Soul to SoulCycle

    Selling Your Soul to SoulCycle

    Church is dead.Instead, a new kind of worship bellows from the horizon: one every bit as spiritual, but more physically taxing and emotionally engaging. And it has music that is so thumping, so trance-inducing, that no Baptist choir can compete.It...

    Americans are worshiping to the tune of 8,000 daily SoulCycle rides. And with an IPO on the horizon, the fitness cult is coming your way.

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 10: Kim Kardashian is seen on August 10, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)

    Kim K’s Pregnancy Disorder Can Be Fatal

    Kim K’s Pregnancy Disorder Can Be Fatal

    Parenthood has not come easy to Kim Kardashian.As the reality television star, fashion plate and mother to daughter North explains in a new interview with C Magazine, getting pregnant has been a challenging and complicated process for her. Some of...

    The pregnant star revealed that she’s dealing with “placenta accrete”—a complication that is very real and can be very dangerous for mothers.

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    Can Quality Sleep Prevent Alzheimer’s?

    Can Quality Sleep Prevent Alzheimer’s?

    A good night’s sleep yields more than beauty—it also means a healthy brain.According to researchers at the University of California Berkeley, disturbed sleep may contribute to the development of Alzheimer’s disease. The study, performed at the uni...

    A recent study suggests a solid night’s sleep may help the brain process a “garbage” protein buildup that, over time, could impact the development of Alzheimer’s.

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    Man gets arrested for Viagra

    Man Sues New York Over Viagra Arrest

    Man Sues New York Over Viagra Arrest

    The FDA may have legalized “female Viagra” just last week, but one Brooklyn man was recently arrested for having the male version in his possession.Earl McLeod, 33, was driving along Fulton Street in Bedford-Stuyvesant this past February when sudd...

    A Brooklyn man was arrested for possessing Viagra—now he’s suing for ‘emotional trauma, embarrassment, and humiliation.’

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 10: Kim Kardashian is seen on August 10, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)

    Kim K’s Pregnancy Disorder Can Be Fatal

    Kim K’s Pregnancy Disorder Can Be Fatal

    Parenthood has not come easy to Kim Kardashian.As the reality television star, fashion plate and mother to daughter North explains in a new interview with C Magazine, getting pregnant has been a challenging and complicated process for her. Some of...

    The pregnant star revealed that she’s dealing with “placenta accrete”—a complication that is very real and can be very dangerous for mothers.

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    Porn Rehab Is Not a Thing

    Porn Rehab Is Not a Thing

    Josh Duggar doesn’t have a porn addiction. He’s just a hypocrite.In the original version of the former Family Research Council lobbyist’s public statement about his alleged Ashley Madison account, he wrote: “While espousing faith and family values...

    Ex-TLC star Josh Duggar is said to be entering ‘porn addiction rehab’—a bogus treatment for a non-existent condition that, flawlessly, shifts the blame.

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    Here’s How Iran Resets Your Password

    Here’s How Iran Resets Your Password

    Iranian hackers have now found a way to get around Google’s two-step verification system and infiltrate GMail’s most elaborate consumer security system, according to a new report.The Citizen Lab’s John Scott-Railton and Katie Kleemola outlined a f...

    Tehran’s hackers are getting trickier—and finding new ways to get into your Gmail.

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    Can Prisons Stop Porn Drones?

    Can Prisons Stop Porn Drones?

    Can Prisons Stop Porn Drones?

    This week, police foiled a plot to fly a drone laden with drugs and porn over a prison—the latest in a string of similar attempts and the second one this month alone.It is believed that an inmate at the Western Correctional Institution in Maryland...

    Authorities were able to stop a drone attempting to drop drugs and porn at a Maryland prison. But it isn’t the first attempt, and it won’t be the last.

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    Porn Rehab Is Not a Thing

    Porn Rehab Is Not a Thing

    Josh Duggar doesn’t have a porn addiction. He’s just a hypocrite.In the original version of the former Family Research Council lobbyist’s public statement about his alleged Ashley Madison account, he wrote: “While espousing faith and family values...

    Ex-TLC star Josh Duggar is said to be entering ‘porn addiction rehab’—a bogus treatment for a non-existent condition that, flawlessly, shifts the blame.

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    BeastStyle

    Owen Labrie closes his eyes as his verdict is read at Merrimack County Superior Court on Friday, Aug. 28, 2015 in Concord, N.H. Labrie was cleared of felony rape but convicted of misdemeanor sex offenses Friday against a 15-year-old girl in a case that exposed a campus tradition in which the oldest students competed to see how many younger students they could have sex with. Each count carries up to a year behind bars. Labrie could get as much as 11 years in prison at sentencing Oct. 29. He will also have to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life. (Geoff Forester/The Concord Monitor via AP, Pool)

    Teen Rape Accused Faces 11 Years In Jail

    Teen Rape Accused Faces 11 Years In Jail

    After six days of evidence heard from 16 witnesses in the St. Paul’s School rape trial, the jury has acquitted 19-year-old Owen Labrie of three felony charges of sexually assaulting a now 16-year-old fellow former student at the New Hampshire prep...

    The accused in a sex scandal that enveloped top prep school St Paul’s was acquitted of the main charges against him, but found guilty of lesser. Was he convicted fairly?

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    Gay Escort: We Must Fight The Feds

    Gay Escort: We Must Fight the Feds

    Gay Escort: We Must Fight the Feds

    On Tuesday, federal agents raided the New York City headquarters of RentBoy.com, which advertises itself as “the original and world’s largest male escort site.”CEO Jeffrey Hurant and six other employees were taken into custody.The Feds are allegin...

    A former RentBoy.com advertiser says the website provided a safe and consensual context for escorts to meet clients. Now the LGBT community’s support is needed to fight the authorities.

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    The Fox News Thorn in Hillary’s Side

    The Fox News Thorn in Hillary’s Side

    If President Obama were to bequeath something noteworthy to Hillary Clinton—short of an endorsement, that is, especially now that his loyal vice president is thinking about entering the Democratic nomination race—Fox News’s Ed Henry would likely b...

    Yeah, he works for Fox—but Ed Henry’s a fair and tough reporter, and he’s got Clinton’s number.

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    Former St. Paul's School student Owen Labrie raises his hand as he is sworn-in prior to testifying in his trial at Merrimack Superior Court in Concord, N.H., Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. Labrie is charged with raping a 15-year-old freshman as part of Senior Salute, in which seniors try to romance and have intercourse with underclassmen before leaving the prestigious school in Concord. The defense contends the two had consensual sexual contact but not intercourse. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, Pool)

    St. Paul’s Sex Scandal: Secret Emails

    St. Paul’s Sex Scandal: Secret Emails

    Owen Labrie took the stand Wednesday to counter allegations that he sexually assaulted a 15-year-old girl last year while both were students at the prestigious St. Paul’s School in New Hampshire.On day six of the trial, 19-year-old Labrie describe...

    Owen Labrie, accused of raping a fellow female student at the prestigious prep school, took the stand Wednesday, still claiming they had not had sex.

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    Gay Escort: We Must Fight The Feds

    Gay Escort: We Must Fight the Feds

    Gay Escort: We Must Fight the Feds

    On Tuesday, federal agents raided the New York City headquarters of RentBoy.com, which advertises itself as “the original and world’s largest male escort site.”CEO Jeffrey Hurant and six other employees were taken into custody.The Feds are allegin...

    A former RentBoy.com advertiser says the website provided a safe and consensual context for escorts to meet clients. Now the LGBT community’s support is needed to fight the authorities.

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    How Does a Gay Escort Stay ‘Legal’?

    How Does a Gay Escort Stay ‘Legal’?

    After the bust, the questions—the multiplying questions.On Tuesday morning, the NYPD and Department of Homeland Security raided the self-proclaimed “original and world’s largest male escort site” with the belief that CEO Jeffrey Hurant—and six oth...

    After the feds busted Rentboy.com, escorts and legal experts question how far—and revealing—the authorities’ investigation will delve.

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    What Vester Lee Flanagan and ISIS Share

    What Vester Lee Flanagan and ISIS Share

    In a way—a twisted and evil way, to be sure—the live on-air murders of WDBJ Channel 7 reporter Alison Parker and photojournalist Adam Ward on Wednesday morning, along with the wounding of local chamber of commerce official Vicki Gardner, amounted ...

    The Roanoke killer and terror group share something in common—the desire to publicize their brutal crimes via mass media, as filmed by themselves.

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    Is This the ‘Stonewall’ of Sex Work?

    Is This the ‘Stonewall’ of Sex Work?

    Yesterday’s raid on the offices of Rentboy.com, resulting in the arrest of seven employees, was a bizarre, unprovoked crackdown on people it’s easy for “respectable” folks to stigmatize or ignore.On the contrary, this thoroughly unnecessary bust s...

    When the feds targeted a gay escort site, it wasn’t to rightfully address sex trafficking or exploitation, but a suspicious, cruel, and unwarranted attack on male sex work.

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    How Does a Gay Escort Stay ‘Legal’?

    How Does a Gay Escort Stay ‘Legal’?

    After the bust, the questions—the multiplying questions.On Tuesday morning, the NYPD and Department of Homeland Security raided the self-proclaimed “original and world’s largest male escort site” with the belief that CEO Jeffrey Hurant—and six oth...

    After the feds busted Rentboy.com, escorts and legal experts question how far—and revealing—the authorities’ investigation will delve.

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    Books

    Best of Breslin: Marching to Sorrento

    Marching to Sorrento

    Marching to Sorrento

    Probably the one subject I know better than anyone on earth is the history of Irish-Italian warfare in New York. It began at the turn of the century, when the Irish construction workers tried to get two dollars a day. As the Irish produce more tra...

    The legendary reporter sheds some light on the ancient rivalry between the Irish and Italians in New York City.

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    • GET CARTER, GET CARTER UK 1971 MGM ALUN ARMSTRONG MICHAEL CAINE Date 1971. Photo by: Mary Evans/Ronald Grant/Everett Collection(10317613)

      Reviving London’s Toughest Pulp Hero

      Reviving London’s Toughest Pulp Hero

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    Should Parents Decide a Child’s Gender?

    Should Parents Decide a Child’s Gender?

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    How Eileen Ford Ruled the Modeling Wars

    Eileen Ford’s eye for beauty was amongst the most influential of the 20th century. Over 46 years at the helm of Ford Models, she fostered the talents of hundreds of the most recognized and admired faces, icons that included Christy Turlington, Lau...

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    NOVEMBER 08: Jonathan Franzen poses after being presented with the WELT Award For Literature at Axel Springer Haus on November 8, 2013 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Timur Emek/Getty Images)

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    Jonathan Franzen’s Icky Secrets

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    Should Parents Decide a Child’s Gender?

    In his January State of the Union address, President Obama became the first president to utter the word “transgender” in a speech, confirming what many are calling America’s “transgender moment.”Not only is the word itself now part of common speec...

    Even as transgender rights progress, intersex children are still left in legal limbo.

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    Use This Hashtag to Talk to God

    Use This Hashtag to Talk to God

    Last month, my father had a stroke. Feeling completely helpless, I took to Facebook and requested prayer, as did several members of my family. Before long, hundreds of our friends were praying for my dad. Many wrote me personal notes, and some com...

    Does it really count when you retweet a call for prayer?

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    Author Joan Didion sitting inside white Stingray car, w. cigarette.  (Photo by Julian Wasser/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)

    Joan Didion’s Eternal Cool

    Joan Didion’s Eternal Cool

    There is something perverse about attaching the word “celebrity” to Joan Didion, the beloved personal essayist, revolutionary New Journalist, and gimlet-eyed cultural critic. (And latterly, Céline model.)So much of her writing is, after all, about...

    The first biography of Joan Didion falls far short of a definitive portrait of one of America’s greatest living writers—which is just the way the enigmatic Didion would want it.

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    The Daily Beast’s Best Longreads

    The Daily Beast’s Best Longreads

    Silence at Baylor Jessica Luther & Dan Solomon—Texas Montly Baylor defense end Sam Ukwuachu was found guilty of second-degree sexual assault on August 20, 2015. However, his university was stunningly silent about the charges he faced, and ...

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    Use This Hashtag to Talk to God

    Use This Hashtag to Talk to God

    Last month, my father had a stroke. Feeling completely helpless, I took to Facebook and requested prayer, as did several members of my family. Before long, hundreds of our friends were praying for my dad. Many wrote me personal notes, and some com...

    Does it really count when you retweet a call for prayer?

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