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    U.S. Republican presidential candidate Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky speaks during a campaign stop at Royal Kitchen and Bathroom Cabinets in Niles, Illinois, United States, August 1, 2015.

    Why Rand Is Campaigning in Nowheresville

    Why Rand Is Campaigning in Nowheresville

    On Thursday Rand Paul, dressed in his campaign uniform of bluejeans, mock turtleneck, and black blazer, paced the floor beside a "Defeat the Washington Machine" sign attached to his lectern. Sunlight peeked through a window behind him as...

    As Trump-mania eclipses the GOP 2016 field, Rand Paul heads west—far, far west.

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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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    Obama's Visit to Alaska and the fight to save the environment there

    How Obama Can Be the New Teddy Roosevelt

    How Obama Can Be the New Teddy Roosevelt

    Alaska is a different sort of state. It is isolated from the lower 48, but as home to some of the most crucial ecosystems of our planet, Alaska has a deep-seated connection with nature that makes us unique. It is because of Alaska that the United ...

    President Obama is about to visit Alaska. The state is already suffering from climate change—the president needs to be an advocate for the Arctic.

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    U.S. Republican presidential candidate Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky speaks during a campaign stop at Royal Kitchen and Bathroom Cabinets in Niles, Illinois, United States, August 1, 2015.

    Why Rand Is Campaigning in Nowheresville

    Why Rand Is Campaigning in Nowheresville

    On Thursday Rand Paul, dressed in his campaign uniform of bluejeans, mock turtleneck, and black blazer, paced the floor beside a "Defeat the Washington Machine" sign attached to his lectern. Sunlight peeked through a window behind him as...

    As Trump-mania eclipses the GOP 2016 field, Rand Paul heads west—far, far west.

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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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    Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump's greets the crowd during his "Make America Great Again Rally" at the Grand River Center in Dubuque, Iowa, August 25, 2015.

    Trump Is Not Funny Anymore

    Trump Is Not Funny Anymore

    It has been more than two months since Donald Trump announced his candidacy for president, and slowly but surely the entertainment factor as been on the wane and the fear factor has been on the rise.As his poll numbers steadily keep him in a comfo...

    When people are shouting ‘white power’ at his rallies and Trump is endorsed by the Daily Stormer, the joke is over.

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    Entertainment

    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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    Tupac Shakur and Marion Suge Knight

    Suge Knight’s Crazy Confessional

    Suge Knight’s Crazy Confessional

    They called him “Sugar Bear.” With his round face, gentle giant demeanor, and lyrical, high-pitched voice, Marion Hugh Knight Jr. was a well-liked kid navigating the mean streets of Compton, California, where he was born and raised. Knight grew in...

    Before—and after—his prison stint, Suge Knight gave a pair of insane interviews filled with innuendo and wild allegations about Eazy-E, Dr. Dre, and Snoop Dogg.

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    US President Barack Obama and host Jon Stewart speak during a break in the live taping of Comedy Central?s "Daily Show with Jon Stewart" on October 18, 2012 in New York. This is the second appearence on the satirical show by President Obama.

    Why Jon Stewart Must Host the Debates

    Why Jon Stewart Must Host the Debates

    For more than a decade, the most trusted name in American news was neither a journalist, policy expert, nor politician, but a comedian from New Jersey and host of a late-night news satire show.There is now a petition circulating online requesting ...

    A New Jersey resident has created a petition calling on the late-night TV host to bring some Indecision 2016 magic to the presidential race.

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    Women's Music Industry Horror Stories

    Women’s Music Industry Horror Stories

    Women’s Music Industry Horror Stories

    On Monday, Pitchfork Senior Editor Jessica Hopper asked the Twitterverse: “Gals/other marginalized folks: what was your 1st brush (in music industry, journalism, scene) w/ idea that you didn’t ‘count’?” What followed were hundreds of responses, mo...

    Women took to Twitter to share their tales of music biz struggles. Their heartbreaking stories paint a disturbing portrait of an industry rife with misogyny.

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    Tupac Shakur and Marion Suge Knight

    Suge Knight’s Crazy Confessional

    Suge Knight’s Crazy Confessional

    They called him “Sugar Bear.” With his round face, gentle giant demeanor, and lyrical, high-pitched voice, Marion Hugh Knight Jr. was a well-liked kid navigating the mean streets of Compton, California, where he was born and raised. Knight grew in...

    Before—and after—his prison stint, Suge Knight gave a pair of insane interviews filled with innuendo and wild allegations about Eazy-E, Dr. Dre, and Snoop Dogg.

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    Josh Duggar's trip to rehab

    Josh Duggar’s Fall From Unholy Grace

    Josh Duggar’s Fall From Unholy Grace

    What does a pop culture personality do when he or she has been publicly humiliated over their moral indiscretions? “Yesterday Josh checked himself into a long-term treatment center,” the Duggar family said in a statement Wednesday.Josh Duggar, you...

    After a sex-abuse scandal, being caught cheating on his wife, and admitting to a porn addiction, the ex-moral crusader is seeking redemption… by heading to rehab.

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    Swimming With a Seal: Your Moment of Zen

    Swimming With a Seal: Your Moment of Zen

    Because we all could use it.

    Benicasim, SPAIN: (FILES) Photo taken 22 July 2006 of British singer Steven Patrick Morrissey performing during the International Festival of Benicasim. Spain is undergoing a festival renaissance with 2 more major festivals on the scene to complement Sonar and Benicasim. 

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    Morrissey: Obama ‘Has Meant Nothing’

    Morrissey: Obama ‘Has Meant Nothing’

    Last week on Larry King Now, Morrissey sealed his place as one of popdom’s most incendiary cultural critics by dropping unfiltered, unapologetic, and eloquently devastating truth bombs in the face of contemporary America—and he isn’t done critiqui...

    The outspoken solo artist and ex-Smiths frontman opens up about his recent album, why he thinks U.S. police are the new KKK, and much more.

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    Josh Duggar's trip to rehab

    Josh Duggar’s Fall From Unholy Grace

    Josh Duggar’s Fall From Unholy Grace

    What does a pop culture personality do when he or she has been publicly humiliated over their moral indiscretions? “Yesterday Josh checked himself into a long-term treatment center,” the Duggar family said in a statement Wednesday.Josh Duggar, you...

    After a sex-abuse scandal, being caught cheating on his wife, and admitting to a porn addiction, the ex-moral crusader is seeking redemption… by heading to rehab.

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    World News

    Forensic police officers inspect a parked truck in which up to 50 migrants were found dead, on a motorway near Parndorf, Austria August 27, 2015. As many as 50 refugees were found dead in a parked lorry in eastern Austria near the Hungarian border on Thursday. Police made the grisly discovery in the 7.5-tonne lorry stopped on the A4 motorway near the town of Parndorf, apparently since Wednesday. Police could not put an exact figure on the number of victims, whose bodies had begun to decompose. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader

    70 Dead Migrants Found in Chicken Truck

    70 Dead Migrants Found in Chicken Truck

    At first, the police investigating an abandoned poultry delivery truck with Hungarian license plates on an Austrian highway thought the gut-turning stench was from decaying processed chicken.  Then, they saw the thick red blood streaming from the ...

    Thursday’s grim discovery on an Austrian highway is just the latest in a series of horrifying tragedies as thousands journey to supposed safety in Europe.

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    Labour Party leadership candidate Jeremy Corbyn speaks at a rally in the Arts Centre Theatre in Aberdeen, Scotland August 13, 2015. Corbyn, who wants to return Britain's opposition Labor Party to its socialist roots, is the frontrunner to be elected its leader in an internal vote which begins on Friday.

    Lefty Christmas Grips Great Britain

    Lefty Christmas Grips Great Britain

    LONDON — Britain doesn’t do revolutions. Since the 1600s, bureaucrats and moderates have had an unwavering stranglehold on domestic politics.After centuries of stability, utter panic has been set in motion by the rise of Jeremy Corbyn, a hard-left...

    The likely Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, may end up destroying a 115-year-old party. But his radicals admirers are having the time of their life helping him.

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    Rebel fighters gather in a village in Upper Nile State February 8, 2014.

    Saving South Sudan From Itself

    Saving South Sudan From Itself

    South Sudan’s belligerents have signed a peace deal, but it is far from certain that the brutal 20-month civil war is over. If the next steps the parties take are simply to restore the status quo that existed before the war’s eruption, the odds ar...

    The peace deal in South Sudan won’t bring real peace or stability until the larcenous leadership can be compelled to change its ways.

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    Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov looks on from a defendants' cage as he attends a court hearing in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, August 25, 2015. A Russian court on Tuesday sentenced Sentsov to 20 years in a high-security penal colony for "terrorist attacks" in Crimea, the Black Sea peninsula that Moscow annexed from Ukraine in April 2014, RIA news agency said.

    Ukraine’s Tarantino Goes to the Gulag

    Ukraine’s Tarantino Goes to the Gulag

    Few filmmakers achieve the meteoric success of Oleg Sentsov. After self-funding his first feature, Gamer, shot for $20,000, he received wide acclaim at the film’s premiere at the Rotterdam International Film Festival in 2012. The story is a raw, r...

    Oleg Sentsov, a rising star in European cinema, is the latest victim of Russia’s show trials.

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    Labour Party leadership candidate Jeremy Corbyn speaks at a rally in the Arts Centre Theatre in Aberdeen, Scotland August 13, 2015. Corbyn, who wants to return Britain's opposition Labor Party to its socialist roots, is the frontrunner to be elected its leader in an internal vote which begins on Friday.

    Lefty Christmas Grips Great Britain

    Lefty Christmas Grips Great Britain

    LONDON — Britain doesn’t do revolutions. Since the 1600s, bureaucrats and moderates have had an unwavering stranglehold on domestic politics.After centuries of stability, utter panic has been set in motion by the rise of Jeremy Corbyn, a hard-left...

    The likely Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, may end up destroying a 115-year-old party. But his radicals admirers are having the time of their life helping him.

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    Residents queue up to receive humanitarian aid at the Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk, in Damascus March 11, 2015. The Palestinian Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus, which is under siege by Syrian government forces fighting rebels, has received its first relief supplies since the beginning of December. The aid was delivered by the United Nations Relief and Works Organization (UNRWA) on March 5, the organisation said in a news release.
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    The Refugees Forced Back Into Syria

    The Refugees Forced Back Into Syria

    Ahmad is invisible. He uses a fake name, rarely ventures outside, and moves his family between apartments in Jordan’s capital of Amman frequently, sometimes at a moment’s notice if he thinks his cover has been blown.Ahmad is a refugee twice over. ...

    Before the war, Syria was home to a large community of Palestinian refugees. Now, as they flee their adopted home, Arab countries are sending them back into hell.

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    The Mafia Cougar And Her Captive Gigolo

    The Mafia Cougar and Her Captive Gigolo

    The Mafia Cougar and Her Captive Gigolo

    “No” apparently doesn’t always mean “no.”  Sometimes, “no” will get you locked in a basement. At least that’s what seems to have happened to an amorous 25-year-old Neapolitan man when he refused to continue a sexual affair with a woman nearly twic...

    The ex-wife of a Camorra crime boss allegedly locked her 25-year-old lover in the basement after he refused to bed her.

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    Gay Syrian refugee Subhi Nahas speaks at a news conference at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, August 24, 2015. Earlier, Nahas and other gay rights activists addressed the United Nations Security Council during an informal meeting on the persecution of LGBT people by Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq.  REUTERS/Mike Segar - RTX1PIK4

    ISIS Wanted to Kill Me for Being Gay

    ISIS Wanted to Kill Me for Being Gay

    It was only two months ago, when his plane took off from Turkey to take him to his new life in the United States, that Subhi Nahas said he finally felt safe.“I felt like I owned my life for the first time, that I was going to be all right, and whe...

    A few months ago, gay Syrian refugee Subhi Nahas feared for his life. This week, he made history with a UN address about the vicious persecution of LGBTs under ISIS.

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    Residents queue up to receive humanitarian aid at the Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk, in Damascus March 11, 2015. The Palestinian Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus, which is under siege by Syrian government forces fighting rebels, has received its first relief supplies since the beginning of December. The aid was delivered by the United Nations Relief and Works Organization (UNRWA) on March 5, the organisation said in a news release.
 REUTERS/Stringer (SYRIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT) - RTR4SYFI

    The Refugees Forced Back Into Syria

    The Refugees Forced Back Into Syria

    Ahmad is invisible. He uses a fake name, rarely ventures outside, and moves his family between apartments in Jordan’s capital of Amman frequently, sometimes at a moment’s notice if he thinks his cover has been blown.Ahmad is a refugee twice over. ...

    Before the war, Syria was home to a large community of Palestinian refugees. Now, as they flee their adopted home, Arab countries are sending them back into hell.

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    U.S. News

    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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    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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    Jason and Patricia Grice and their sons Matthew Fajardo, 11, and William , 3, (background) bring flowers and candles to a memorial for the two journalists that were killed this morning during a live broadcast on August 26, 2015 in Roanoke, Virginia. Two employees of WDBJ TV were killed this morning during a live broadcast at Bridgewater Plaza on Smith Mountain Lake. The victims have been identified as reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward. Parker, 24 and Ward, 27, worked for WDBJ in Roanoke, Virginia. The suspect, Vester Lee Flanigan, also known as Bryce Williams, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. (Photo by Jay Paul/Getty Images)

    ‘Chills’ for Mourners of Slain TV Pair

    ‘Chills’ for Mourners of Slain TV Pair

    Roanoke is saturated with grief. Among the sea of flowers and mementos left in front of the WDBJ station Wednesday evening were a handful of Virginia Tech T-shirts. Mourners left them because Adam Ward, the cameraman shot down Wednesday morning, w...

    A stream of visitors to WDBJ on Wednesday night recalled silly antics Alison Parker and Adam Ward used to pull off, their serious journalism chops—and the moment the two were cut down.

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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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    Alison Parker and Adam Ward shootings in Roanoke, VA

    TV Murderer Waited for Perfect Shot

    TV Murderer Waited for Perfect Shot

    The video suggests Vester Lee Flanagan was holding his cellphone in his upraised left hand as he approached where Alison Parker and Adam Ward of WDBJ-TV were interviewing a woman from the local chamber of commerce early Wednesday morning.Flanagan ...

    He zoomed in and out, one hand holding his phone steady, the other his Glock. Vester Flanagan then filmed his slaying of two ex-colleagues—his final seconds on camera.

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    Virginia State Police Trooper Pamela Neff addresses reporters about her traffic stop of Vester L. Flanagan, also known as Bryce Williams, off Highway I-66 in Fauquier County, Virginia August 26, 2015. A television reporter and a cameraman were shot and killed during a live broadcast in Virginia on Wednesday in an attack authorities said was carried out by a former employee of the TV station. The suspect, 41-year-old Flanagan, shot himself several hours later as police pursued him on a Virginia highway. He died later at the hospital, police said.  REUTERS/David Manning - RTX1PSNS

    How Cops Caught Roanoke’s TV Murderer

    How Cops Caught Roanoke’s TV Murderer

    MARKHAM, Virginia—Catching the Roanoke TV killer took 200 miles and 12 minutes.Vester Lee Flanagan made it nearly to the rural town of Markham, Virginia—about 200 miles from where he gunned down two journalists on live television—before a slight V...

    State trooper Pamela Neff didn’t know Vester Flanagan had driven by her until she punched in his license plate number into a special scanner. Then the race was on.

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    Tech + Health

    Iranian Hackers Getting Around Google's 2-Step Verification Process

    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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    Should Parents Decide A Child's Gender?

    Should Parents Decide a Child’s Gender?

    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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    ‘Super’ Lice Are Coming for Your Kids

    ‘Super’ Lice Are Coming for Your Kids

    Hold onto your scalps, America. Super lice are upon us.The time for panic is not yet at hand, however. Planning for mass head-shavings or the wearing of plutonium hats is probably premature.As has been widely reported recently, a study from Southe...

    ‘Drug-resistant lice’ sounds like something from the apocalypse, but not to fear. There are several ways to kill the annoying little bugs.

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    Can the Last Sumatran Rhino Find Love?

    Can the Last Sumatran Rhino Find Love?

    When Harapan, the Cincinnati Zoo’s male Sumatran rhino, lost his mate Suci to iron storage disease back in 2014, it seemed as though the seven-year-old furry fellow was destined to spend the remainder of his 35-40 year lifespan alone. With only ar...

    With only 100 left, every possible coupling is critical.

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    Should Parents Decide A Child's Gender?

    Should Parents Decide a Child’s Gender?

    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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    The current debacle in the porn world over AHF subpoenaing performers' records from testing sites

    AIDS Panic in Porn World

    AIDS Panic in Porn World

    Last week, the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) caused a panic in the adult entertainment community by issuing subpoenas for performer health records dating back to 2007 from several testing and health care facilities, including Cutting Edge Testi...

    A request from the AIDS Healthcare Foundation for adult performers’ STD testing records has the community fraught.

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    Pentagon Winks at Ashley Madison Cheats

    Pentagon Winks at Ashley Madison Cheats

    America’s fighting men and women might have been sweating bullets last week, after Defense Secretary Ash Carter said the armed services “are looking into” military email addresses that showed up in the leaked customer files of adultery website Ash...

    Fear not, philandering warriors of America: Officials say having a military email address found in the adultery site leak isn’t enough to get you investigated.

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    Women attend a "Women Betrayed Rally to Defund Planned Parenthood" at Capitol Hill in Washington July 28, 2015. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is planning to hold a vote on legislation in coming days on a Republican bill halting federal funding of Planned Parenthood, following the release of videos involving use of aborted fetal tissue for medical research.

    The Sham Ban on Down Syndrome Abortion

    The Sham Ban on Down Syndrome Abortion

    This fall, Ohio will likely become the second state in the country to prohibit doctors from performing abortions for pregnant women who do not want to have a child with Down syndrome.In 2013, North Dakota passed similar legislation that encompasse...

    Ohio’s legislature will likely pass a bill that prohibits abortions if the unborn child has Down syndrome—but the law is unenforceable.

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    The current debacle in the porn world over AHF subpoenaing performers' records from testing sites

    AIDS Panic in Porn World

    AIDS Panic in Porn World

    Last week, the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) caused a panic in the adult entertainment community by issuing subpoenas for performer health records dating back to 2007 from several testing and health care facilities, including Cutting Edge Testi...

    A request from the AIDS Healthcare Foundation for adult performers’ STD testing records has the community fraught.

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    BeastStyle

    This Guy Can Teach Anyone to Count Cards

    This Guy Can Teach Anyone to Count Cards

    It’s 10 p.m. on a Saturday, and the low-fare overnight buses in Chinatown are idling in rows. Markets have long ago pulled down their metal gratings and thrown bags of pungent trash onto New York’s curbs. And directly under the Manhattan Bridge, o...

    Inside a secret Chinatown soiree, top gamblers teach a few of their favorite tips on how to beat the house.

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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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    This 11 September 2001 file photo shows Marcy Borders covered in dust as she takes refuge in an office building after one of the World Trade Center towers collapsed in New York. Borders was caught outside on the street as the cloud of smoke and dust enveloped the area.  The woman was caught outside on the street as the cloud of smoke and dust enveloped the area.  AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

    Marcy Borders Was More Than ‘Dust Lady’

    Marcy Borders Was More Than ‘Dust Lady’

    With Marcy Borders’s death from stomach cancer, aged 42, the picture is back again, of course: Borders, caked in dust on September 11, 2001, looking stunned at the camera, caught on the day that would come to define her far-too-short life.When I s...

    She may have been made famous by a picture taken on 9/11, but Marcy Borders’ life was shattered in that day’s wake—as she told our correspondent 10 years later.

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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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    Owen Labrie leaves the Merrimack County Superior courtroom for the lunch break after several of his classmates testified Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, in Concord, N.H.  Labrie is charged with raping a 15-year-old freshman in 2014 as part of the "Senior Salute," a practice of sexual conquest at the prestigious St. Paul's School in Concord. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, Pool)

    Was It Sex or Rape at St. Paul’s?

    Was It Sex or Rape at St. Paul’s?

    The prosecution has rested its case against Owen Labrie, the 19-year-old former student of St. Paul’s School accused of raping a 15-year-old fellow student days before he graduated. The trial has scrutinized the sexual culture at the prestigious p...

    Evidence has been presented at the trial of the young man accused of raping a fellow student at the prep school to show he did have sex with her.

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    How Eileen Ford Ruled the Modeling Wars

    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...

    At the helm of Ford Models, she fostered the careers of hundreds of runway icons—and proved a spirited adversary in the industry’s legendary showdown with Elite.

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    Is This America’s Dumbest Fraternity?

    Is This America’s Dumbest Fraternity?

    One has to wonder how many kegs of beer were depleted before someone in the Old Dominion University chapter of Sigma Nu thought it was a good idea to make a series of banners that played exactly to the growing perception of fraternities as a breed...

    By displaying banners including ‘Freshman Daughter Drop Off,’ one fraternity shows how polarized the debates on sex on campus have become.

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    Owen Labrie leaves the Merrimack County Superior courtroom for the lunch break after several of his classmates testified Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, in Concord, N.H.  Labrie is charged with raping a 15-year-old freshman in 2014 as part of the "Senior Salute," a practice of sexual conquest at the prestigious St. Paul's School in Concord. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, Pool)

    Was It Sex or Rape at St. Paul’s?

    Was It Sex or Rape at St. Paul’s?

    The prosecution has rested its case against Owen Labrie, the 19-year-old former student of St. Paul’s School accused of raping a 15-year-old fellow student days before he graduated. The trial has scrutinized the sexual culture at the prestigious p...

    Evidence has been presented at the trial of the young man accused of raping a fellow student at the prep school to show he did have sex with her.

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    Books

    Should Parents Decide A Child's Gender?

    Should Parents Decide a Child’s Gender?

    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...

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    • Subject: Ford Modeling agency founder Eileen Ford. New York NY 1948
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      How Eileen Ford Ruled the Modeling Wars

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    Jonathan Franzen’s Icky Secrets

    Jonathan Franzen’s Icky Secrets

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    Use This Hashtag to Talk to God

    Use This Hashtag to Talk to God

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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...

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    Jonathan Franzen’s Icky Secrets

    Jonathan Franzen’s Icky Secrets

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    The Daily Beast’s Best Longreads

    The Daily Beast’s Best Longreads

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    Philip K. Dick Was Into Mind Control

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    A furious Mayor Richard J. Daley stands at the microphone as shouts resound through the International Amphitheatre on Aug. 28, 1968, in Chicago, demanding the Democratic National Convention adjourn until later in the day before considering the party platform. Daley contended spectators in the galleries were doing the shouting. Daley was seated front-row center, directly below the rostrum. It was the position of honor; but it was also ground zero in a year of political and social upheaval. (AP Photo/Jack Thornell)

    The Last Boss Goes Into the Ground

    The Last Boss Goes Into the Ground

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    The Daily Beast’s Best Longreads

    The Daily Beast’s Best Longreads

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    From animal stores to Hollywood’s elderly action heros, this week in best long form journalism.

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