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    DNC 2016: Truth-O-Metering Day Two

    DNC 2016: Truth-O-Metering Day Two

    Hillary Clinton became the first woman to be chosen as a major party’s presidential nominee on the second day of the Democratic National Convention.Her husband and former president Bill Clinton gave the night’s marquee address, taking the crowd on...

    Did Hillary Clinton really expand health care for children, as Bill Clinton claims? And does Donald Trump believe women who get an abortion should be ‘punished’?

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    Former President Bill Clinton arrives to speak on Day 2 of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 26, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.    / AFP / Robyn BECK        (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

    Bill Finally Quits Embarrassing Hillary

    Bill Finally Quits Embarrassing Hillary

    PHILADELPHIA — He’s no Michelle Obama, but he may still help.The 42nd president of the United States, Bill Clinton, appeared onstage here Tuesday night in a crisp blue suit and blue tie to vouch for his wife, who was officially nominated as the De...

    He’s hardly been a plus on the campaign trail, sparring with Black Lives Matter protesters and slamming Bernie Sanders. But on Tuesday night, he delivered.

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    Actresses America Fererra (R) and Lena Dunham (L) address the second day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 26, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.      / AFP / Nicholas Kamm        (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

    Lena Dunham: Trump Wants Women ‘Silent’

    Lena Dunham: Trump Wants Women ‘Silent’

    PHILADELPHIA — Lena Dunham has emerged as one of Hillary Clinton’s preferred and most frequently deployed celebrity surrogates but never more than she was on Tuesday night at the Democratic National Convention.“According to Donald Trump, my body i...

    The ‘Girls’ star got a primetime speech at the convention and used it to bash the Republican nominee as an old-school misogynist.

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    Politifact, DNC day 2

    DNC 2016: Truth-O-Metering Day Two

    DNC 2016: Truth-O-Metering Day Two

    Hillary Clinton became the first woman to be chosen as a major party’s presidential nominee on the second day of the Democratic National Convention.Her husband and former president Bill Clinton gave the night’s marquee address, taking the crowd on...

    Did Hillary Clinton really expand health care for children, as Bill Clinton claims? And does Donald Trump believe women who get an abortion should be ‘punished’?

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    Former Democratic presidential candidate Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders waves during the roll call on Day 2 of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 26, 2016. / AFP / Nicholas Kamm        (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

    Berniacs Ask, Vote Hillary or Stay Home?

    Berniacs Ask, Vote Hillary or Stay Home?

    PHILADELPHIA — And just like that, the revolution was over. Just kidding! On Tuesday, after each state, territory, and something called “Americans Abroad” officially cast their votes at the Democratic National Convention and made Hillary Clinton t...

    It’s official: He’s done and she’s the one, but that still hasn’t persuaded many vocal supporters to vote Democratic in November.

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    US Democratic Representative from Florida Alan Grayson listens to a speaker at a press conference against sending additional troops to Afghanistan on Capitol Hill in Washington. President Barack Obama recently announced he will be sending 30,000 more troops to the war-torn country.  AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

    Rep. Grayson Shunned for Abuse Claims

    Rep. Grayson Shunned for Abuse Claims

    PHILADELPHIA — Progressive groups rescinded their endorsement of Rep. Alan Grayson in Florida’s Democratic Senate primary on Tuesday, a major blow to the progressive firebrand’s chances after domestic abuse allegations surfaced against him.Grayson...

    Rep. Alan Grayson’s biggest backers as a would-be challenger for Marco Rubio’s Senate seat have rescinded their endorsements after reports of alleged abuse.

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    Entertainment

    Actress Meryl Streep addresses the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 26, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.      / AFP / SAUL LOEB        (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

    Meryl Streep’s Ecstatic Hillary Speech

    Meryl Streep’s Ecstatic Hillary Speech

    With a celebratory banshee whoop and the patriotic fashion equivalent of that same noise—a star-spangled wrap dress that set Twitter alight with comparisons to your favorite aunt on Memorial Day (and which Streep has worn before)—only Meryl Streep...

    The Oscar winner arrived in Philly to dance in the shards of the glass ceiling Hillary Clinton shattered. With a joyful scream and a history lesson, Streep brought down the house.

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    Seth Meyers Burns ‘Bernie or Bust’

    Seth Meyers Burns ‘Bernie or Bust’

    Seth Meyers has a message for die-hard Bernie Sanders supporters so urgent he could not wait until his usual 12:35 a.m. airtime tonight to deliver it.In a clip from tonight’s taped episode of Late Night, posted to Meyers’ personal Twitter account ...

    The ‘Late Night’ host has an urgent message to any Bernie Sanders fans who can’t get behind Hillary Clinton.

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    Elizabeth Banks Trolls Trump at DNC

    Elizabeth Banks Trolls Trump at DNC

    Last week, nearly every single late-night host—along with the ladies of The View—opened their respective shows by mocking Donald Trump’s dramatic, fog-fueled “We Are the Champions” entrance at the Republican National Convention. But actress Elizab...

    The ‘Hunger Games’ star compared Donald Trump to her character, Effie Trinket, from the DNC stage on Tuesday.

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    Khloé to Trump: ‘F*ck You!’

    Khloé to Trump: ‘F*ck You!’

    Now that Donald Trump is officially the Republican presidential nominee, Chelsea Handler decided to assemble a group of famous people who were either fired by the candidate or chose to straight-up quit on his Celebrity Apprentice reality show. And...

    Chelsea Handler convened a group of former ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ contestants, including Khloé Kardashian, to bash Trump.

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    Seth Meyers Burns ‘Bernie or Bust’

    Seth Meyers Burns ‘Bernie or Bust’

    Seth Meyers has a message for die-hard Bernie Sanders supporters so urgent he could not wait until his usual 12:35 a.m. airtime tonight to deliver it.In a clip from tonight’s taped episode of Late Night, posted to Meyers’ personal Twitter account ...

    The ‘Late Night’ host has an urgent message to any Bernie Sanders fans who can’t get behind Hillary Clinton.

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    Matt Damon and Alicia Vikander.

    ‘Jason Bourne’ Takes on Sin City

    ‘Jason Bourne’ Takes on Sin City

    Super serious superspy Jason Bourne has lived through some fantastical government conspiracies in his onscreen outings to date, particularly for a franchise that began in relative simplicity: An amnesiac assassin wakes up in the ocean, wondering w...

    The fifth film in the ‘Bourne’ franchise reunites Matt Damon with filmmaker Paul Greengrass—along with newcomer Alicia Vikander—and brings the globetrotting thrills.

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    Naked Attraction

    Naked Blind Date Makes U.K. Blush

    Naked Blind Date Makes U.K. Blush

    LONDON — “She absolutely loved your bouncy balls, but on this occasion it’s a ‘No.’”There are probably worse ways to be ditched, but this dumping took place in front of millions of British TV viewers.The balls in question—yes, those kind of balls—...

    Cut the small talk and choose your next partner by studying their naked body—is a new Channel 4 dating show the logical next step in 21st century dating?

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    Mariah Carey (C) performs during the 2016 Essence Music Festival at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on July 2, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

    Mariah Carey Hits New Diva Level

    Mariah Carey Hits New Diva Level

    Set the scene: Capri, Italy. The famed Ristorante Aurora. You’re enjoying an opulent, lazy dinner, probably wine drunk already at the late 11 p.m. hour, when you’re jolted out of your over-stuffed, over-imbibed stupor by a sudden loud blast of mus...

    The iconic singer reportedly—and fabulously—entered a Italian restaurant to her own song. A new level of diva behavior? More like the perfect wink from a diva who’s in on the joke.

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    Matt Damon and Alicia Vikander.

    ‘Jason Bourne’ Takes on Sin City

    ‘Jason Bourne’ Takes on Sin City

    Super serious superspy Jason Bourne has lived through some fantastical government conspiracies in his onscreen outings to date, particularly for a franchise that began in relative simplicity: An amnesiac assassin wakes up in the ocean, wondering w...

    The fifth film in the ‘Bourne’ franchise reunites Matt Damon with filmmaker Paul Greengrass—along with newcomer Alicia Vikander—and brings the globetrotting thrills.

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    World News

    Police officers cover entrance of a facility for the disabled, where a deadly attack by a knife-wielding man took place, in Sagamihara, Kanagawa prefecture, Japan, July 26, 2016. REUTERS/Issei Kato - RTSJN8L

    Japan’s History of ‘Grudge’ Murders

    Japan’s History of ‘Grudge’ Murders

    TOKYO — Japan was rocked by a horrific mass murder Tuesday morning in Tokyo perpetrated by a 26-year-old man, Satoshi Uematsu, a former nursing home worker who stabbed to death 19 disabled residents and injured 25 others before turning himself int...

    A powerful emotion in the island nation is one of the three main motives for killing, and was behind the gruesome slaughter of 15 disabled persons.

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    Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with leaders of political parties, presented at the State Duma, the lower house of parliament, in Moscow, Russia, July 14, 2016.

    FBI: Russia No. 1 Suspect in DNC Hack

    FBI: Russia No. 1 Suspect in DNC Hack

    The FBI suspects that Russian government hackers breached the networks of the Democratic National Committee and stole emails that were posted to the anti-secrecy site WikiLeaks on Friday. It’s an operation that several U.S. officials now suspect w...

    Did the Russian government hack the DNC to bring down Clinton? That’s the view quickly emerging inside American intelligence and law enforcement agencies.

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    Russian doping whistleblower Yuliya Stepanova who runs under a neutral flag leaves the track after suffering an injury in a women's 800m heat during the European Athletics Championships in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Wednesday, July 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

    Olympics Surrenders Integrity to Russia

    Olympics Surrenders Integrity to Russia

    The International Olympic Committee just cast a devastating shadow over its own showpiece event that will linger long after the world’s athletes return home from Rio.Faced with a clear-cut case of institutionalized, systematic cheating, the IOC wa...

    Deplorable Olympic bosses have tainted the legacy of the entire sporting movement by failing to stand up to Russia’s blatant cheating.

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    When Graham Greene Lied About My Mom

    When Graham Greene Lied About My Mom

    When Graham Greene Lied About My Mom

    I had to know the risks my mother and her lover—my father—were taking in Saigon: laughing together in a jeep with balloons, living together though the Foreign Office forbade it, making love with an armed guard posted outside his official residence...

    In ‘The Quiet American,’ Graham Greene lied about my diplomat parents and other innocents.

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    Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with leaders of political parties, presented at the State Duma, the lower house of parliament, in Moscow, Russia, July 14, 2016.

    FBI: Russia No. 1 Suspect in DNC Hack

    FBI: Russia No. 1 Suspect in DNC Hack

    The FBI suspects that Russian government hackers breached the networks of the Democratic National Committee and stole emails that were posted to the anti-secrecy site WikiLeaks on Friday. It’s an operation that several U.S. officials now suspect w...

    Did the Russian government hack the DNC to bring down Clinton? That’s the view quickly emerging inside American intelligence and law enforcement agencies.

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    How the Lost Girls of Panama Disappeared

    How the Lost Girls of Panama Disappeared

    This is the first in a three-part investigation into what may have been a savage crime or a tragic accident. In addition to a trove of documents and photographs revealing hitherto unexamined aspects of the case, The Daily Beast has consulted sever...

    The mysterious deaths of two young tourists in Panama puzzled examiners and shocked nations on both sides of the Atlantic; now secretly leaked documents could reveal what happened.

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    The White Christians myth

    The Myth of ‘White’ Christianity

    The Myth of ‘White’ Christianity

    On the first day of the Republican National Convention congressman Steve King suggested that white people had been responsible for humanity’s greatest achievements including, among other things, the spread of Christianity. 
It came about during an...

    Despite what one prominent Donald Trump supporter claims, the success of Christianity had very little to do with what many Trump supporters would see as white people.

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    How Vladimir Putin's Spies Hid Olympic Athlete Doping

    How Putin’s Spies Hid Athlete Doping

    How Putin’s Spies Hid Athlete Doping

    MOSCOW — That the Russian Federal Security Service, the famous FSB, is out of control is not a surprise to many people here. But the damage it’s doing to Russia’s standing in the world — and to itself — is really quite extraordinary.The most recen...

    Even the old guard of the Russian secret services is embarrassed by recent scandals among the FSB’s ‘gilded youth.’

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    How the Lost Girls of Panama Disappeared

    How the Lost Girls of Panama Disappeared

    This is the first in a three-part investigation into what may have been a savage crime or a tragic accident. In addition to a trove of documents and photographs revealing hitherto unexamined aspects of the case, The Daily Beast has consulted sever...

    The mysterious deaths of two young tourists in Panama puzzled examiners and shocked nations on both sides of the Atlantic; now secretly leaked documents could reveal what happened.

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    U.S.

    Bank Thieves Went Through Roof for Loot

    Bank Thieves Went Through Roof for Loot

    A trio of burglars stole more than $5 million from two New York City banks by cutting their way through walls and roofs, law enforcement announced Tuesday.Michael Mazzara, Charles Kerrigan, and Anthony Mascuzzio were all hit with conspiracy bank b...

    Wielding torches, Shop Vacs, and plywood, three men are accused of breaking into vaults undetected and making off with cash, jewels, and more.

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    The American Dream Is on the Ropes

    The American Dream Is on the Ropes

    The United States has long been characterized as a land of opportunity—a place where hard work and ingenuity allow a person to rise, a place where merit trumps birth status. But Americans are increasingly skeptical that life will be better for the...

    The U.S. is increasingly a country of disparities, in which some areas have rebounded from the recession while others remain savaged by poverty and joblessness.

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Evidence markers are placed on the street at the scene of a deadly shooting outside of the Club Blu nightclub, , in Fort Myers, Fla.  Gunfire erupted at the nightclub hosting a swimsuit-themed party for teens
Florida nightclub shooting, Fort Myers, USA - 25 Jul 2016

    The Mass Murders America Ignores

    The Mass Murders America Ignores

    Fort Myers had been declared unsafe for zombies months before Monday’s mass shooting.Back in October, the organizers of the Florida city’s annual ZombieCon announced they would not be returning after five people were shot at that year’s event. A 2...

    Dead is dead, whether the bullets are fired by a gangbanger in Fort Myers or by a terrorist in Orlando.

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    Bank Thieves Went Through Roof for Loot

    Bank Thieves Went Through Roof for Loot

    A trio of burglars stole more than $5 million from two New York City banks by cutting their way through walls and roofs, law enforcement announced Tuesday.Michael Mazzara, Charles Kerrigan, and Anthony Mascuzzio were all hit with conspiracy bank b...

    Wielding torches, Shop Vacs, and plywood, three men are accused of breaking into vaults undetected and making off with cash, jewels, and more.

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    Video: Jailer Chokes Inmate to Death

    Video: Jailer Chokes Inmate to Death

    Video obtained by The Daily Beast shows a corrections officer strangling an inmate to death for more than a minute inside an Oklahoma jail.A state medical examiner ruled that Darius Robinson was killed by “manual compression of the neck” and ruled...

    Darius Robinson was locked up in an Oklahoma jail when officers pepper sprayed him and crushed his windpipe in what was ruled as a homicide.

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    The ArcelorMittal steel mill complex stands in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S., on Friday, June 24, 2016. Benchmark U.S. rates for steel surged 73 percent this year as demand improved and the government imposed extra penalties aimed at preventing producers in China and other nations from dumping material.

    American Entrepreneurship in Decline

    American Entrepreneurship in Decline

    The United States has always been a nation of entrepreneurs, the upstarts who take risks and challenge the established order so they can build a better life. But Americans today are less likely to change jobs, relocate, or start a company than in ...

    The next president will face an imminent challenge: the nation’s marked decline in new job and business creation is one of the fundamental dilemmas of our time.

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    Tech + Health

    police and autism

    To Be Brown, Autistic, and Policed

    To Be Brown, Autistic, and Policed

    In the spring of 2013, I was a student reporter interviewing lawmakers and jotting down notes on my laptop in the gallery of the North Carolina state Senate when a man told me he needed to look inside my backpack, as a security measure. Not wantin...

    I live in a world that fears my skin color and doesn’t want to understand how my brain works.

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    B2GPX3 Pro-choice protest group opposing bill lowering limit for abortions being brought down by four weeks to 20 weeks.. Image shot 2008. Exact date unknown.

    GOP’s Despicable Fetal Cremation Laws

    GOP’s Despicable Fetal Cremation Laws

    Striking down abortion restrictions is a game of whack-a-mole: Courts can declare some of them unconstitutional but, inevitably, more laws will pop up.Now, in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision in Whole Woman’s Health, which struck down sign...

    Instead of standard medical waste disposal, GOP lawmakers are pushing for fetal tissue to be buried or cremated.

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    A woman rides in a water chute.

    ‘Heat Dome’ to Fry the U.S.?

    ‘Heat Dome’ to Fry the U.S.?

    The term “heat dome” is only the latest in a newly adopted lexicon of apocalyptic weather terminology, along with polar vortex and arctic death spiral.While these words are meteorologically-accurate and describe real weather phenomena, they are be...

    We’ve got a new word for your apocalyptic weather dictionary.

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    Los Angeles, CA - Saturday, July 9, 2016: Leslie Jones is seen at the Los Angeles Premiere of Columbia Pictures' “Ghostbusters” at TCL Chinese Theatre on Saturday, July 9, 2016, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Blair Raughley/Invision for Sony/AP Images)

    Twitter’s Never Going to Stop Trolls

    Twitter’s Never Going to Stop Trolls

    Milo Yiannopoulos, who pointed his hate mob toward Ghostbusters star Leslie Jones this week, had his Twitter account suspended for life on Tuesday night.He had made a living out of that sort of thing, and that’s deplorable. But Twitter also made a...

    Don’t praise Twitter for one high-profile fix. The rest of us are still screwed.

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    B2GPX3 Pro-choice protest group opposing bill lowering limit for abortions being brought down by four weeks to 20 weeks.. Image shot 2008. Exact date unknown.

    GOP’s Despicable Fetal Cremation Laws

    GOP’s Despicable Fetal Cremation Laws

    Striking down abortion restrictions is a game of whack-a-mole: Courts can declare some of them unconstitutional but, inevitably, more laws will pop up.Now, in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision in Whole Woman’s Health, which struck down sign...

    Instead of standard medical waste disposal, GOP lawmakers are pushing for fetal tissue to be buried or cremated.

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    : How AirBnB Tolerates Gay Hate

    Can Airbnb Do More to Fight Gay Hate?

    Can Airbnb Do More to Fight Gay Hate?

    Buddy Fisher wanted a place to stay during Austin’s Pride Festival. Then he got a message from his potential Airbnb host: “No LGBT people, please. I do not support people who are against humanity. Sorry.”Fisher’s experience, first reported by KHOU...

    It bars homophobic hosts on a case-by-case basis, but campaigners argue the home-sharing site could be doing more to protect LGBT guests from discrimination.

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    Cleveland RNC Star Peddles Dubious Pills

    Cleveland RNC Star Peddles Dubious Pills

    CLEVELAND — A multi-level marketer who peddles pseudoscience—and whose product is endorsed by America’s leading conspiracy theorist—is scheduled to speak in a primetime slot Wednesday at the Republican National Convention.Michelle Van Etten was pr...

    A marketer who sells pseudoscience pills just landed a prime-time slot at the convention. Among her fans: Infowars’ Alex Jones, who says the supplements make him ‘crazed and aggressi...

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    How Police Can Steal Your Debit Card

    Cops Have a New Way to Take Your Money

    Cops Have a New Way to Take Your Money

    Being pulled over by the police can be a harrowing experience, but it becomes undeniably more distressing when the police can wrongly assume you’re a criminal and take your cash from you as if it’s drug money. That can happen under the practice of...

    Police in Oklahoma can scan prepaid debit cards and seize money that they suspect is from criminal sources.

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    : How AirBnB Tolerates Gay Hate

    Can Airbnb Do More to Fight Gay Hate?

    Can Airbnb Do More to Fight Gay Hate?

    Buddy Fisher wanted a place to stay during Austin’s Pride Festival. Then he got a message from his potential Airbnb host: “No LGBT people, please. I do not support people who are against humanity. Sorry.”Fisher’s experience, first reported by KHOU...

    It bars homophobic hosts on a case-by-case basis, but campaigners argue the home-sharing site could be doing more to protect LGBT guests from discrimination.

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    Arts + Culture

    Naked Attraction

    Naked Blind Date Makes U.K. Blush

    Naked Blind Date Makes U.K. Blush

    LONDON — “She absolutely loved your bouncy balls, but on this occasion it’s a ‘No.’”There are probably worse ways to be ditched, but this dumping took place in front of millions of British TV viewers.The balls in question—yes, those kind of balls—...

    Cut the small talk and choose your next partner by studying their naked body—is a new Channel 4 dating show the logical next step in 21st century dating?

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    Benicio Del Toro poses for a portrait in promotion of his upcoming role in "Sicario" at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival on Friday, Sept. 11, 2015 in Toronto.

    Benicio Del Toro, Beer & Hunter Thompson

    Benicio Del Toro, Beer & Hunter Thompson

    Do you prefer beer in a glass or in a bottle? “Bottle. Just because it’s more convenient. It’s a straight line from the bottle to me. There are no pit stops. No changing of planes.”What is your ideal beer temperature? “Cold. I can drink coffee if ...

    The Academy Award–winning actor talks about drinking beer, Hunter S. Thompson, and hangovers.

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    Andrew Kirell

    Farewell to the Cat Who Saved My Life

    Farewell to the Cat Who Saved My Life

    I never wanted to get a cat.But there we were, my future wife and I at a local animal shelter in SoHo, browsing a room full of caged felines. Jen had grown up with cats, but I’d only ever known dogs. I long lived with the perception that cats were...

    My first cat died suddenly at the age of 5. Ernest was an extraordinary creature—one who helped rescue this writer from the darkness of severe depression and anxiety.

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    Seagull Princess

    The Flap Over This Seagull With Breasts

    The Flap Over This Seagull With Breasts

    Donna Dodson’s sculpture, “Seagull Cinderella,” is of a very regal and human-looking seagull, with upturned yellow beak, bold, petal-patterned dress, and a proudly pert pair of breasts. The gull appears to be a racy Mother Courage of the skies.Thi...

    Donna Dodson’s eight-foot sculpture, ‘Seagull Cinderella,’ has stood happily and proudly in her backyard and elsewhere—but its presence in New Bedford, Mass., has outraged some locals.

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    Benicio Del Toro poses for a portrait in promotion of his upcoming role in "Sicario" at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival on Friday, Sept. 11, 2015 in Toronto.

    Benicio Del Toro, Beer & Hunter Thompson

    Benicio Del Toro, Beer & Hunter Thompson

    Do you prefer beer in a glass or in a bottle? “Bottle. Just because it’s more convenient. It’s a straight line from the bottle to me. There are no pit stops. No changing of planes.”What is your ideal beer temperature? “Cold. I can drink coffee if ...

    The Academy Award–winning actor talks about drinking beer, Hunter S. Thompson, and hangovers.

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    DE5HBP Ghent Altarpiece (Adoration of the Mystic Lamb, completed 1432) by Jan van Eyck at Saint Bavo Cathedral, Ghent. Flemish region,

    The Painting Hitler Fought For

    The Painting Hitler Fought For

    In 1432, Jan van Eyck put the finishing touches on the large masterpiece that he began with his brother years earlier.The lesser known Hubert van Eyck didn’t live to see the completed magnificence of the Adoration of the Mystic Lamb, which consist...

    The Ghent Altarpiece is one of the world’s most abused and threatened artworks, even becoming the center of a tug of love between Hitler and Goring.

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    Robert Smalls

    The Slave Who Stole the Reb Codes

    The Slave Who Stole the Reb Codes

    We don’t know precisely why the three white officers on board a Confederate transport and gunboat called the CSS Planter decided to go ashore in Charleston, South Carolina, the night of May 12, 1862.Maybe they went to see their families. Maybe the...

    When three Confederate officers decided to go ashore for a night in Charleston, they left their gunboat in the hands of an enslaved pilot. It was a critical mistake.

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    (L-R) Britain's Queen Elizabeth, her husband Prince Philip and Pippa Middleton stand on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, following the wedding of Britain's Prince William and Kate Middleton at Westminster Abbey in London April 29, 2011.

    Pippa’s Wedding: A Royal Disaster?

    Pippa’s Wedding: A Royal Disaster?

    She made her name as a party planner and wrote a book on the subject of how to celebrate. So how will Pippa Middleton run her own wedding?The world’s most famous bridesmaid is getting married.Yes, Pippa Middleton, she who nearly stole show at the ...

    A white church wedding is a given when Kate’s sister marries her beau, but the after-party will likely be packed with little touches to defuse any risk of a stuffy atmosphere.

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    DE5HBP Ghent Altarpiece (Adoration of the Mystic Lamb, completed 1432) by Jan van Eyck at Saint Bavo Cathedral, Ghent. Flemish region,

    The Painting Hitler Fought For

    The Painting Hitler Fought For

    In 1432, Jan van Eyck put the finishing touches on the large masterpiece that he began with his brother years earlier.The lesser known Hubert van Eyck didn’t live to see the completed magnificence of the Adoration of the Mystic Lamb, which consist...

    The Ghent Altarpiece is one of the world’s most abused and threatened artworks, even becoming the center of a tug of love between Hitler and Goring.

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