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    U.S.Secretary of State Hillary Clinton pauses while testifying on the September attacks on U.S. diplomatic sites in Benghazi, Libya, during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington January 23, 2013.

    Hillary’s Aide Right to Plead the Fifth

    Hillary’s Aide Right to Plead the Fifth

    The Benghazi Committee is a Sham.So many questions about Bryan Pagliano, the Clinton campaign IT guy who’s invoking his Fifth Amendment right not to testify before the Benghazi committee, and all of them—yes—swirling! Who is this guy? What’s he hi...

    Yes, big headlines because of that IT guy’s invoking of the Fifth. But here’s a question for you: Why was he even called in the first place?

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    CHATTANOOGA, TN - AUGUST 15:  U.S. Vice President Joe Biden pauses as he speaks at a memorial service to honor those killed In Chattanooga shooting at University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's McKenzie Arena on August 15, 2015 in Chattanooga, Tennessee.  The military is putting on the ceremony to honor the sailor and four Marines killed and to say thank you to the men and women who helped responded when Mohammad Abdulazeez shot up a military recruitment center and a Navy operations support center before being killed by law enforcement, (Photo by Jason Davis/Getty Images)

    Biden on 2016: ‘I Just Don’t Know’

    Biden on 2016: ‘I Just Don’t Know’

    Vice President Joe Biden addressed the speculation for the first time Thursday night about whether he’ll get into the 2016 presidential race. But instead of an enthusiastic yes, or a politician’s non-answer, Biden spoke with the raw honesty of a s...

    The vice president, still grieving his son Beau, addressed speculation for the first time about his intentions to join the 2016 presidential race.

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    Attacking hillary’s defenders for not defending whisteblowers from similar prosecution

    The Hillary Email Double Standard

    The Hillary Email Double Standard

    Watching the news about Hillary Clinton’s emails, it is remarkable to see how many people now have opinions about the overclassification of information and the relative merits of prosecuting people for mishandling classified material or destroying...

    How whistleblowers see their lives destroyed over infractions the powerful get away with.

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    U.S.Secretary of State Hillary Clinton pauses while testifying on the September attacks on U.S. diplomatic sites in Benghazi, Libya, during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington January 23, 2013.

    Hillary’s Aide Right to Plead the Fifth

    Hillary’s Aide Right to Plead the Fifth

    The Benghazi Committee is a Sham.So many questions about Bryan Pagliano, the Clinton campaign IT guy who’s invoking his Fifth Amendment right not to testify before the Benghazi committee, and all of them—yes—swirling! Who is this guy? What’s he hi...

    Yes, big headlines because of that IT guy’s invoking of the Fifth. But here’s a question for you: Why was he even called in the first place?

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    BOSTON, MA - APRIL 14:  Journalist and author Jorge Ramos speaks at "America 2050: The Future of News & Latinos" at the John F. Kennedy Junior Forum at Harvard University Kennedy School Institute of Politics on April 14, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Paul Marotta/Getty Images)

    The Jorge Ramos Rorschach Test

    The Jorge Ramos Rorschach Test

    What separates pro wrestling from politics? In wrestling, the grapplers talk trash before the match starts. In politics, they mostly do their trash talking after the match is over.It’s now been more than a week since Donald Trump encountered—at wh...

    Univision’s biggest star shows his true colors in his ongoing showdown with Donald Trump.

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    Tent Revival Spews Slurs in Public Park

    Tent Revival Spews Slurs in Public Park

    Leroy Elmore Park is an unexpected place for a tense showdown over gay rights and speech freedoms. The public park is in Lubbock, Texas, in an area that City Secretary Becky Garza describes as “largely residential.” The park features a lovely lake...

    It’s a showdown in Texas after video surfaces of a tent revival broadcasting a sermon saying, “a fag is still a fag, and a dyke is still a dyke,” across a public park.

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    Entertainment

    DNHB6B Star Wars 1977 vintage Kenner action figures C-3PO R2-D2

    #ForceFriday, Vintage Style

    #ForceFriday, Vintage Style

    Before Poe Dameron action figures and smart phone-controlled BB-8s, there were these awesome collectibles.

    Before Poe Dameron action figures and smart phone-controlled BB-8s, there were these awesome collectibles.

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    JOHNNY DEPP as Whitey Bulger in the drama “BLACK MASS,”

    Johnny Depp Thrills In ‘Black Mass’

    Johnny Depp Thrills In ‘Black Mass’

    It’s been a rough few years for Johnny Depp—well, about as rough as it can get for a multimillionaire, private island-owning A-list actor who’s married to one of the most stunning women in Hollywood.There was The Tourist, a glamorous misfire that ...

    The acclaimed actor has turned in his best performance in years as the murderous mobster Whitey Bulger in director Scott Cooper’s biopic.

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    Azealia Banks performs at the 2015 Coachella Music and Arts Festival on Friday, April 10, 2015, in Indio, Calif.

    Why We Can’t Tune Out Azealia Banks

    Why We Can’t Tune Out Azealia Banks

    Azealia Banks is necessary. And Azealia Banks is frustrating.The 24-year-old Harlem native has become notorious for going off on fellow celebs via Twitter. In the last four years, she’s thrown jabs at T.I. and his wife, and Iggy Azalea, Perez Hilt...

    In the past few weeks, the most outspoken rapper in the game has put Miley, Nicki, Trump, and Diplo on blast. But these days, her lack of filter is necessary.

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    Hand of God

    When God Commands You to Kill

    When God Commands You to Kill

    The conventional Hollywood wisdom has been never to work with children or animals. Lately, you could add God to that mix.Religion, spirituality, and faith are issues so polarizing that unless someone’s being touched by an angel, networks tend to s...

    Amazon's new drama stars Ron Perlman as a vigilante who says he is channeling the will of God. Perlman and the ‘Hand of God’ creators talk about the show's controversial themes.

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    JOHNNY DEPP as Whitey Bulger in the drama “BLACK MASS,”

    Johnny Depp Thrills In ‘Black Mass’

    Johnny Depp Thrills In ‘Black Mass’

    It’s been a rough few years for Johnny Depp—well, about as rough as it can get for a multimillionaire, private island-owning A-list actor who’s married to one of the most stunning women in Hollywood.There was The Tourist, a glamorous misfire that ...

    The acclaimed actor has turned in his best performance in years as the murderous mobster Whitey Bulger in director Scott Cooper’s biopic.

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     National Football League (NFL) Commissioner Roger Goodell leaves federal court after defending his decision to suspend New England PatriotsÕ quarterback Tom Brady for four games after it was decided Brady knew about deflated footballs used in last yearÕs NFL season on August 12, 2015 in New York City. Brady is challenging the suspension in federal court in the hopes of playing the first four games of the 2015 season (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

    The NFL’s Patsy-in-Chief

    The NFL’s Patsy-in-Chief

    The National Football League has legions of dead and depressed alumni, a team named after scalped Native Americans, and a man accused of beating and strangling his girlfriend who will now appeal his suspension because the league never wrote down a...

    Tom Brady got his ‘Deflategate’ suspension reversed, but the NFL won anyway—no one has talked about the real scandals while the commish argued about deflated footballs.

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    Rapper Snoop Dogg performs in Uppsala, Sweden, July 25, 2015. Snoop Dogg was briefly arrested by Swedish police on suspicion of using illegal drugs, police sources said on Sunday. Picture taken July 25.

    Snoop Dogg: Brady’s Pardon Is ‘Bullshit’

    Snoop Dogg: Brady’s Pardon Is ‘Bullshit’

    When the judge lifted New England Patriots' quarterback Tom Brady’s four-game suspension today, the New England residents breathed a sigh of self-righteous relief. But one underlying nuance of this is that suddenly NFL Commissioner Roger Good...

    Calls for amnesty for players penalized for pot.

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    Michael Keaton as Walter ‘Robby’ Robinson and Mark Ruffalo as Michael Rezendes in SPOTLIGHT, opening November 6, 2015.

    Mark Ruffalo Has Faith in Journalism

    Mark Ruffalo Has Faith in Journalism

    Mark Ruffalo, the breezy, floppy-haired two-time Oscar nominee from Kenosha, Wisconsin, is what 4chan trolls would refer to as an “SJW,” or Social Justice Warrior. For the uninitiated, it’s a bit of bullshit acronym ammunition employed by the narr...

    The Oscar-nominated actor turned Marvel superhero opened up about his role as an investigative journalist in ‘Spotlight’ and where his activist streak comes from.

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     National Football League (NFL) Commissioner Roger Goodell leaves federal court after defending his decision to suspend New England PatriotsÕ quarterback Tom Brady for four games after it was decided Brady knew about deflated footballs used in last yearÕs NFL season on August 12, 2015 in New York City. Brady is challenging the suspension in federal court in the hopes of playing the first four games of the 2015 season (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

    The NFL’s Patsy-in-Chief

    The NFL’s Patsy-in-Chief

    The National Football League has legions of dead and depressed alumni, a team named after scalped Native Americans, and a man accused of beating and strangling his girlfriend who will now appeal his suspension because the league never wrote down a...

    Tom Brady got his ‘Deflategate’ suspension reversed, but the NFL won anyway—no one has talked about the real scandals while the commish argued about deflated footballs.

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    World News

    News Corp's Executive Chairman Rupert Murdoch, speaks at the tenth anniversary Lowy Lecture in Sydney on October 31, 2013. Australian-born Murdoch, now a US citizen, owns mass-selling newspapers in his former homeland. AFP PHOTO/William WEST        (Photo credit should read WILLIAM WEST/AFP/Getty Images)

    Murdoch’s Security Chief Blows Whistle

    Murdoch’s Security Chief Blows Whistle

    LONDON — Rupert Murdoch’s former British security chief has broken the company’s code of silence to blow the whistle on what he describes as an “underhanded” media empire rife with “potential illegal activity.”Mark Hanna was director of security f...

    Mark Hanna was there at the height of the phone hacking, and says he’s about to tell the world everything he knows, with details ‘I’m sure will shock everybody.’

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    British journalists and Jake Hanrahan and Philip Pendlebury are being held on terror charges in Turkey

    Turkey’s ‘Oz’ for British Journalists

    Turkey’s ‘Oz’ for British Journalists

    On August 27, a four-person crew from Vice News—two British journalists, Jake Hanrahan and Philip Pendlebury, an Iraqi translator Mohammed Ismael Rasool, and their driver—had the chance to experience the harrows of the Turkish legal system.The cre...

    The prison Vice News’s gonzo journalists were sent to on bullshit ‘terrorism’ charges was the closest thing to a supermax.

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    Abdullah Kurdi, father of three-year old Aylan Kurdi, cries as he leaves a morgue in Mugla, Turkey, September 3, 2015. The family of Aylan, a Syrian toddler whose body washed up on a Turkish beach, had been trying to emigrate to Canada after fleeing the war-torn town of Kobani, one of their relatives told a Canadian newspaper on Thursday. A photograph of the tiny body of three-year old Aylan Kurdi washed up in the Aegean resort of Bodrum swept social media on Wednesday, spawning sympathy and outrage at the perceived inaction of developed nations in helping refugees. His 5-year-old brother Galip and mother Rehan, 35, also died after their boat capsized while trying to reach the Greek island of Kos. His father, Abdullah, was found semi-conscious and taken to hospital near Bodrum, according to Turkey's Sabah newspaper.

    Aylan Kurdi’s Lost Generation

    Aylan Kurdi’s Lost Generation

    The little boy whose lifeless body photographed on a beach in Turkey sparked the kind of outcry that is long overdue has a name. He is 3-year-old Aylan Kurdi, and a different published photo shows another disturbing image, that of a happy, smiling...

    The little boy who washed up on a Turkish beach was one of 13 million kids who aren’t going to school because of war, the UN says.

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    Yazidi sisters, who escaped from captivity by Islamic State (IS) militants, sit in a tent at Sharya refugee camp on the outskirts of Duhok province July 3, 2015.

    How to Buy a Slave Girl From ISIS

    How to Buy a Slave Girl From ISIS

    ERBIL, Iraq — In a crowded room in an undisclosed location in northern Iraq, a Yazidi father is begging an American woman for money to buy back his daughters from the so-called Islamic State widely known as ISIS.Via a translator, the man says he h...

    Thousands of Yazidi women have been enslaved by ISIS. Does paying their captors for their freedom fund the terrorist organization?

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    British journalists and Jake Hanrahan and Philip Pendlebury are being held on terror charges in Turkey

    Turkey’s ‘Oz’ for British Journalists

    Turkey’s ‘Oz’ for British Journalists

    On August 27, a four-person crew from Vice News—two British journalists, Jake Hanrahan and Philip Pendlebury, an Iraqi translator Mohammed Ismael Rasool, and their driver—had the chance to experience the harrows of the Turkish legal system.The cre...

    The prison Vice News’s gonzo journalists were sent to on bullshit ‘terrorism’ charges was the closest thing to a supermax.

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    Migrants walk along in the sunset after crossing into Hungary from the border with Serbia near Roszke, Hungary, August 30, 2015. About 100,000 migrants, many of them from Syria and other conflict zones in the Middle East, have taken the Balkan route into Europe this year, heading via Serbia for Hungary and Europe's Schengen zone of passport-free travel.

    10K Heroes Open Homes to Syrian Refugees

    10K Heroes Open Homes to Syrian Refugees

    As European governments shut their doors to waves of refugees desperately fleeing wars in the Middle East and Africa—and as the world grapples with the image of little Aylan Kurdi, the Syrian toddler whose body washed up on a Turkish beach on Tues...

    Even as Europe’s governments shut their borders to Syria’s desperate refugees, thousands of Icelandic families are volunteering to host the newly homeless.

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    A US Navy sailor looks off the bridge of the Seawolf class submarine USS Connecticut after surfacing through Arctic sea ice during an exercise near the 2011 Applied Physics Laboratory Ice Station north of Prudhoe Bay, Alaska March 18, 2011.

    U.S. Takes On Russia in Santa’s Backyard

    U.S. Takes On Russia in Santa’s Backyard

    President Barack Obama was recently in Alaska for three days to highlight the dangers of global climate change. The presidential tour included a stopover in an Inuit town north of the Arctic Circle that’s slowly succumbing to the rising sea.But an...

    USS Seawolf just finished a daring mission underneath the North Pole—and designed to send a signal to Moscow.

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    Paramilitary policemen and members of a gun salute team shout slogans at an oath-taking ceremony for the upcoming military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the World War Two, at a military base in Beijing, China, September 1, 2015. China will mark the anniversary with a massive military parade this Thursday, with some 12,000 soldiers marching through Beijing's central Tiananmen Square.

    Hey, Look! Tanks in Tiananmen!

    Hey, Look! Tanks in Tiananmen!

    HONG KONG — For a while, again, the sky was blue in Beijing. Chinese netizens called it #ParadeBlue.The engineered limpidity was meant to be the perfect backdrop for a display of seven types of missiles, stealth fighter jets, a new bomber, aircraf...

    Beijing saw its biggest military parade in decades, but Chinese citizens aren’t buying the fake nationalism that their government is pushing.

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    Migrants walk along in the sunset after crossing into Hungary from the border with Serbia near Roszke, Hungary, August 30, 2015. About 100,000 migrants, many of them from Syria and other conflict zones in the Middle East, have taken the Balkan route into Europe this year, heading via Serbia for Hungary and Europe's Schengen zone of passport-free travel.

    10K Heroes Open Homes to Syrian Refugees

    10K Heroes Open Homes to Syrian Refugees

    As European governments shut their doors to waves of refugees desperately fleeing wars in the Middle East and Africa—and as the world grapples with the image of little Aylan Kurdi, the Syrian toddler whose body washed up on a Turkish beach on Tues...

    Even as Europe’s governments shut their borders to Syria’s desperate refugees, thousands of Icelandic families are volunteering to host the newly homeless.

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    U.S. News

     National Football League (NFL) Commissioner Roger Goodell leaves federal court after defending his decision to suspend New England PatriotsÕ quarterback Tom Brady for four games after it was decided Brady knew about deflated footballs used in last yearÕs NFL season on August 12, 2015 in New York City. Brady is challenging the suspension in federal court in the hopes of playing the first four games of the 2015 season (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

    The NFL’s Patsy-in-Chief

    The NFL’s Patsy-in-Chief

    The National Football League has legions of dead and depressed alumni, a team named after scalped Native Americans, and a man accused of beating and strangling his girlfriend who will now appeal his suspension because the league never wrote down a...

    Tom Brady got his ‘Deflategate’ suspension reversed, but the NFL won anyway—no one has talked about the real scandals while the commish argued about deflated footballs.

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    Tent Revival Spews Slurs in Public Park

    Tent Revival Spews Slurs in Public Park

    Leroy Elmore Park is an unexpected place for a tense showdown over gay rights and speech freedoms. The public park is in Lubbock, Texas, in an area that City Secretary Becky Garza describes as “largely residential.” The park features a lovely lake...

    It’s a showdown in Texas after video surfaces of a tent revival broadcasting a sermon saying, “a fag is still a fag, and a dyke is still a dyke,” across a public park.

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    Rapper Snoop Dogg performs in Uppsala, Sweden, July 25, 2015. Snoop Dogg was briefly arrested by Swedish police on suspicion of using illegal drugs, police sources said on Sunday. Picture taken July 25.

    Snoop Dogg: Brady’s Pardon Is ‘Bullshit’

    Snoop Dogg: Brady’s Pardon Is ‘Bullshit’

    When the judge lifted New England Patriots' quarterback Tom Brady’s four-game suspension today, the New England residents breathed a sigh of self-righteous relief. But one underlying nuance of this is that suddenly NFL Commissioner Roger Good...

    Calls for amnesty for players penalized for pot.

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     National Football League (NFL) Commissioner Roger Goodell leaves federal court after defending his decision to suspend New England PatriotsÕ quarterback Tom Brady for four games after it was decided Brady knew about deflated footballs used in last yearÕs NFL season on August 12, 2015 in New York City. Brady is challenging the suspension in federal court in the hopes of playing the first four games of the 2015 season (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

    The NFL’s Patsy-in-Chief

    The NFL’s Patsy-in-Chief

    The National Football League has legions of dead and depressed alumni, a team named after scalped Native Americans, and a man accused of beating and strangling his girlfriend who will now appeal his suspension because the league never wrote down a...

    Tom Brady got his ‘Deflategate’ suspension reversed, but the NFL won anyway—no one has talked about the real scandals while the commish argued about deflated footballs.

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    Watch an iPhone Control Ants

    Watch an iPhone Control Ants

    You’re pretty pumped for that new iPhone to drop this month, right? Gotta get the latest and greatest, punch up that camera phone and make sure you’re leaking more radiation into your brain while chasing “likes” and texting friends. But what is th...

    If this is what it does to ants, imagine what it’s doing to us?

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    Protestors hold their hands up as police approach them on Page Ave. after a shooting incident in St. Louis, Missouri August 19, 2015. Police fatally shot a black man they say pointed a gun at them, drawing angry crowds and recalling the racial tensions sparked by the killing of an unarmed African-American teen in nearby Ferguson, Missouri, just over a year ago. REUTERS/Lawrence Bryant

    Bad PR Is Cops’ Own Fault

    Bad PR Is Cops’ Own Fault

    There’s no excuse for the brazen, chilling murder of Harris County Sheriff Darren Goforth, who was shot repeatedly while fueling his police cruiser at a Texas gas station and whose funeral is Friday.But there’s also no excuse for attempts by law e...

    No greater number of police officers is being shot this year than in any other. But we do see more brutality because of social media.

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    Tech + Health

    Are You Foam Rolling All Wrong?

    Are You Foam Rolling All Wrong?

    By Christine Yu for Life by DailyBurn These days, foam rollers are everywhere—the gym, your physical therapist’s office, your living room and even your suitcase. After all, foam rolling has emerged as the darling of the fitness world and the cure-...

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    Watch an iPhone Control Ants

    Watch an iPhone Control Ants

    You’re pretty pumped for that new iPhone to drop this month, right? Gotta get the latest and greatest, punch up that camera phone and make sure you’re leaking more radiation into your brain while chasing “likes” and texting friends. But what is th...

    If this is what it does to ants, imagine what it’s doing to us?

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    Watch a Drone Catch a Fish

    Watch a Drone Catch a Fish

    Drones do it all now, from bringing you beer at a festival to dispatching a fiery end to enemies of the state to even performing at Disneyland. So why wouldn’t you be able to rig one up with a hook and line and catch some fish? That’s exactly what...

    Delivering everything from weapons payloads to pizza, drones are slowly taking the place of people.

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    Marissa Mayer's one week maternity leave is bullshit

    Marissa Mayer Pisses Off Moms, Again

    Marissa Mayer Pisses Off Moms, Again

    Marissa Mayer became the CEO of Yahoo in 2012 when she was 28 weeks pregnant. After giving birth to a baby boy in October of that year, she took two weeks of maternity leave, prompting criticism from women who worried that her decision would refle...

    Yahoo’s CEO is pregnant with twins, and just like she did in 2012, she plans to take a working two-week-long maternity leave.

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    Watch an iPhone Control Ants

    Watch an iPhone Control Ants

    You’re pretty pumped for that new iPhone to drop this month, right? Gotta get the latest and greatest, punch up that camera phone and make sure you’re leaking more radiation into your brain while chasing “likes” and texting friends. But what is th...

    If this is what it does to ants, imagine what it’s doing to us?

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    The Most Beautiful Video Game Ever

    The Most Beautiful Video Game Ever

    Emily Lakdawalla loves video games with random maps, where discoveries are hers alone. That urge to explore led her to a career in planetary science.Now her field of study is about to be celebrated in a hot new space-exploration game, No Man’s Sky...

    ‘No Man’s Sky’ lets players explore space like never before—and is so scientifically accurate that experts are celebrating its (to be announced) release.

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    U.S. Takes On Russia in Santa’s Backyard

    U.S. Takes On Russia in Santa’s Backyard

    President Barack Obama was recently in Alaska for three days to highlight the dangers of global climate change. The presidential tour included a stopover in an Inuit town north of the Arctic Circle that’s slowly succumbing to the rising sea.But an...

    USS Seawolf just finished a daring mission underneath the North Pole—and designed to send a signal to Moscow.

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    Should Sex Ed Be Mandatory?

    Should Sex Ed Be Mandatory?

    Should Sex Ed Be Mandatory?

    Don’t want your children to learn about sex in school? Too bad, says Quebec.This school year, the Canadian province is rolling out a controversial pilot program in 15 schools that will make sex education mandatory for all students from kindergarte...

    With only 18 states requiring sex ed to cover contraception, and only 13 states requiring sex ed to be ‘medically accurate,’ the U.S. could learn something from our northern neighbor.

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    The Most Beautiful Video Game Ever

    The Most Beautiful Video Game Ever

    Emily Lakdawalla loves video games with random maps, where discoveries are hers alone. That urge to explore led her to a career in planetary science.Now her field of study is about to be celebrated in a hot new space-exploration game, No Man’s Sky...

    ‘No Man’s Sky’ lets players explore space like never before—and is so scientifically accurate that experts are celebrating its (to be announced) release.

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    BeastStyle

    Jason Hirschhorn attends the Tribeca Talks: Future Of Film Lunch Series 4 during the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival at the 92Y Tribeca on April 26, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

    A Tech Guru’s Life-Changing Moment

    A Tech Guru’s Life-Changing Moment

    Last fall, when media and technology oracle Jason Hirschhorn was launching his much-anticipated REDEF site—a cunningly curated collection of mixed-media newsletters covering everything from fashion to music and supported to the tune of $2.25 milli...

    Media and tech oracle Jason Hirschhorn was a self-admitted workaholic—until a quadruple bypass made him rethink his life.

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    He Paints Celebs With His Penis

    He Paints Celebs With His Penis

    As death tolls mounted during the Iraq war, it wasn’t hard to find critics who thought George W. Bush and Tony Blair were two pricks. But someone who gave the world leaders the full prick treatment—by actually painting their likenesses via the pen...

    Known as “Pricasso,” Tim Patch is a ballsy artist who has earned a global following by painting portraits with his nether regions.

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    Prostitutes wearing masks demonstrate, on May 29, 2013 in Lyon, to denounce their working conditions and police repression.

    Sex Workers To Feds: Go F**k Yourself!

    Sex Workers To Feds: Go F**k Yourself!

    On August 25, Rentboy.com’s CEO, Jeffrey Hurant, was arrested along with six of his employees by agents from the Department of Homeland Security. Over the last two years the cabinet department, created in the aftermath of 9/11 to fight terrorism, ...

    In the wake of the government crackdown on Rentboy.com, sex workers are outraged and scared by the feds’ new obsession with escort sites.

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    Pornhub: Our Scholarship Is Legit

    Pornhub: Our Scholarship Is Legit

    When one Googles “Pornhub” and “college,” a cornucopia of expected illicitness appears at one’s fingertips:“Three HOT & horny college girls invite some guys over for an orgy”“Stunning sorority pledge attends her first orgy”“College Fuck Fest—a...

    The site may traffic in videos of hot coeds, but it wants you to know it really cares about learning—it’s offering a scholarship, and applicants don’t even have to send in porn to win.

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    He Paints Celebs With His Penis

    He Paints Celebs With His Penis

    As death tolls mounted during the Iraq war, it wasn’t hard to find critics who thought George W. Bush and Tony Blair were two pricks. But someone who gave the world leaders the full prick treatment—by actually painting their likenesses via the pen...

    Known as “Pricasso,” Tim Patch is a ballsy artist who has earned a global following by painting portraits with his nether regions.

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    Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks with her husband former U.S. President Bill Clinton at the 37th Harkin Steak Fry in Indianola, Iowa September 14, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Young (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS) - RTR4677A

    Is the NY Times at War With Hillary?

    Is the NY Times at War With Hillary?

    Does The New York Times harbor an institutional bias against the Clintons, prompting the country’s most influential newspaper to accentuate the negative and minimize the positive in portraying one of America’s more powerful political families?Of c...

    Clinton loyalists say the paper of record harbors a vendetta against the political family. The Times says that’s pure paranoia.

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    Meet the Sugar Baby of the Year

    Meet the Sugar Baby of the Year

    It does not take talent or brains, nor a desire for World Peace to win this beauty pageant. Looking good in a swimsuit and striking a sexy pose are the criteria for judging the 12 girls competing for Sugar Baby of the Year.No, we’re not talking ab...

    The life of a sugar baby is shrouded in sexiness and stigma, but the women competing to be named Sugar Baby of the Year aspire for much more beyond the pageantry.

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    The Sports Stars Happy to Be Sex Objects

    The Sports Stars Happy to Be Sex Objects

    After de-robing in the locker room for a shamefully brief 30 seconds, Rafael Nadal looks over his bare, perfectly tanned and muscled shoulders—which connect to the bare and perfectly tanned and muscled rest of him—and flashes a naughty smile.He kn...

    Rafael Nadal’s Tommy Hilfiger ad shows him happily baring all, while Serena Williams is celebrated for her athleticism. Sexual objectification in sport seems to be crossing genders.

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    Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks with her husband former U.S. President Bill Clinton at the 37th Harkin Steak Fry in Indianola, Iowa September 14, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Young (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS) - RTR4677A

    Is the NY Times at War With Hillary?

    Is the NY Times at War With Hillary?

    Does The New York Times harbor an institutional bias against the Clintons, prompting the country’s most influential newspaper to accentuate the negative and minimize the positive in portraying one of America’s more powerful political families?Of c...

    Clinton loyalists say the paper of record harbors a vendetta against the political family. The Times says that’s pure paranoia.

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    Books

    he Pretenders lead singer CHRISSIE HYNDE performs in support of their release of the 'Break Up The Concrete' CD to a sold out crowd at the House of Blues. (Credit Image: © Albert Pena/Southcreek EMI/ZUMA Press)

    Chrissie Hynde's Rich and Ragged Memoir

    Chrissie Hynde's Rich and Ragged Memoir

    Chrissie Hynde is, in every way, a daughter of Akron, the place whose essence is captured in the legends of two T-shirts sold at Rubber City Clothing in the downtown whose destruction she deplored in one of The Pretenders’ most acidic songs. AKRON...

    Her recent “blame the victim” rape comments ignited a furor. Be assured that the rest of her book is just as heedless, volatile, and—yes—engaging: Pure Chrissie Hynde, in other words.

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    • Commandos vs Iran

      U.S. Commandos’ Shadow War vs. Iran

      U.S. Commandos’ Shadow War vs. Iran

      It was July 25, 2004. Violence was escalating in Iraq, the Taliban were reasserting themselves in Afghanistan, and Joint Special Operations Command—the U.S. military’s cadre of elite special operations forces—was already deploying operators to the...

      The U.S. military’s cadre of elite special operations forces has spent the last 14 years taking on terrorists—and finding Iran’s hand pulling the jihadi strings.

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    The Knowledge Economy’s Sold-Out Talk

    The Knowledge Economy’s Sold-Out Talk

    Recently, a few English professors here at Chabot College, a community college in Hayward, California, had an email dialogue about the meanings of success for students in our basic skills program. Several cited Debra Humphreys’s 2012 article “What...

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    The Knowledge Economy’s Sold-Out Talk

    The Knowledge Economy’s Sold-Out Talk

    Recently, a few English professors here at Chabot College, a community college in Hayward, California, had an email dialogue about the meanings of success for students in our basic skills program. Several cited Debra Humphreys’s 2012 article “What...

    Too much of what we read in the literature for educators is over-determined by the use knowledge has for our pocketbooks or for the nation-state or Silicon Valley or some startup.

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    Ta-Nehisi Coates and the new wave of black nationalists are selling a line that is inimical to real racial progress in America.

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    Maybe Judy Blume Should Stick to Teens

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    U.S. President Barack Obama's supporters listen to his acceptance speech after winning the U.S. presidential election, in Chicago, Illinois, November 7, 2012.

    Economic Progress Beats Protests

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    The election of Barack Obama promised to inaugurate the dawn of a post-racial America. Instead we seem to be stepping ever deeper into a racial quagmire. The past two month saw the violent commemoration of the Ferguson protests, “the celebration” ...

    Ta-Nehisi Coates and the new wave of black nationalists are selling a line that is inimical to real racial progress in America.

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