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    Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul speaks at the Americans for Prosperity Foundation's Defending the American Dream Summit in Washington October 5, 2007.

    Ron Paul Subtweets His Son

    Ron Paul Subtweets His Son

    Ron Paul does not approve of his son Rand Paul’s position on the Iran deal, and he let him know Thursday evening in a speech that called him out—though not by name.“Right now one of the big issues, you know, in the news, probably on foreign policy...

    In his pursuit of the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, Rand Paul has made sure to put lots of distance between himself and his father—and Dad appears to be firing back.

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    Hillary's Trust Deficit

    How to Fix Hillary’s Trust Deficit

    How to Fix Hillary’s Trust Deficit

    Tell us something we don’t know—that’s one suggestion for Hillary Clinton, who is looking to rebuild her cratering trust numbers with voters. Not about policy, something personal, like the summer she spent in Alaska washing dishes at a national pa...

    Poll after poll shows that few voters think Clinton is honest and trustworthy. After decades in the public eye, is there any way to fix that?

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    Medicaire and the Campaign

    Expand Medicare, You Damn Idiots

    Expand Medicare, You Damn Idiots

    Every so often—okay, not very often actually, but more often than I hunt, or “take” (what a verb!), lions—I feel a little wistful about the Republican Party we all once knew. And that feeling is never stronger than when I reflect on the history of...

    The GOP—even Ronald Reagan!—once celebrated Medicare. Now they call for its dismemberment, which is a) dumb and b) will never happen.

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    Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul speaks at the Americans for Prosperity Foundation's Defending the American Dream Summit in Washington October 5, 2007.

    Ron Paul Subtweets His Son

    Ron Paul Subtweets His Son

    Ron Paul does not approve of his son Rand Paul’s position on the Iran deal, and he let him know Thursday evening in a speech that called him out—though not by name.“Right now one of the big issues, you know, in the news, probably on foreign policy...

    In his pursuit of the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, Rand Paul has made sure to put lots of distance between himself and his father—and Dad appears to be firing back.

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    The Iran Nuke Documents Obama Doesn't Want You to See

    The Iran Nuke Docs Obama Wants Hidden

    The Iran Nuke Docs Obama Wants Hidden

    Scattered around the U.S. Capitol complex are a series of Sensitive Compartmentalized Information Facilities, or SCIFs, which are typically used to hold Top Secret information. But today in these deeply secure settings are a series of unclassified...

    Seventeen unclassified Iran deal items have been locked in ultra-secure facilities ordinarily used for top secret info. Why is the Obama team trying to bury them?

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    Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Fla., speaks during a news conference with other House democrats at the House triangle to urge Congress to not fast-track the Trans-Pacific Partnership and recognize a petition signed by 2 million Americans also opposing it, June 3, 2015.

    Can Florida Dems Squash Alan Grayson?

    Can Florida Dems Squash Alan Grayson?

    A messy fight between traditional Democrats and the party’s emboldened progressive wing in Florida could cost Democrats their best shot at taking Marco Rubio’s senate seat. Representative Alan Grayson, who first gained fame saying the Republican h...

    Orlando’s outspoken progressive congressman is running for Marco Rubio’s U.S. Senate seat, and might win the primary—a thought that has Florida Democrats terrified.

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    Entertainment

    Meet the First Porn Star Astronaut

    Meet the First Porn Star Astronaut

    The closest porn has come to space was 20 seconds of zero gravity in the 1999 movie The Uranus Experiment: Part 2. Filmed on an airplane flying at an altitude of 11,000 feet, the momentary weightlessness was created when the plane went into a stee...

    Yes, CoCo Brown will be the first porn star to be sent to space, training to travel on a suborbital flight in 2016. She opens up to The Daily Beast’s Aurora Snow about her journey.

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    Homeland Season 5

    Behind the Scenes of ‘Homeland’ Season 5

    Behind the Scenes of ‘Homeland’ Season 5

    Those of us who braved the death of Damian Lewis’s Sergeant Nicholas Brody and tuned in for Season 4 of Homeland were rewarded with a surprisingly badass return to form. With the romantic entanglements of Carrie and Brody—as well as one of TV’s m...

    Watch a video from the set of the fifth season of ‘Homeland,’ now shooting in Berlin, exclusively at The Daily Beast. The new season will premiere October 4 on Showtime.

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    L-R: Zak Orth, Michael Showalter, Ken Marino, Joe Lo Truglio and Nina Hellman in the Netflix original series “Wet Hot American Summer: First Day Of Camp”

    We’re ‘Wet Hot’ All Over Again

    We’re ‘Wet Hot’ All Over Again

    Rebooting beloved artifacts of pop culture—the entertainment trend of the moment—has become a fool’s errand. It’s to Netflix’s advantage, then, that Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp just happens to assemble Hollywood’s greatest and most ...

    There were no expectations when ‘Wet Hot American Summer’ debuted in 2001. Fourteen years later, the bar is still low for Netflix’s delirious revival. It clears it and then some.

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    Meek Mill v. Drake: A Timeline

    Inside Drake’s Slaying of Meek Mill

    Inside Drake’s Slaying of Meek Mill

    Late Thursday, and after a week of utter silence, Meek Mill emerged from the studio with a diss track aimed at his newfound nemesis Drake. Titled “Wanna Know,” the track premiered during DJ Funkmaster Flex’s radio show and included a sampling of a...

    Yes, the Toronto emcee and Philly rapper were once tourmates, and Drake even donated $75,000 to Meek’s high school. Here’s how their relationship gradually went south.

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    Homeland Season 5

    Behind the Scenes of ‘Homeland’ Season 5

    Behind the Scenes of ‘Homeland’ Season 5

    Those of us who braved the death of Damian Lewis’s Sergeant Nicholas Brody and tuned in for Season 4 of Homeland were rewarded with a surprisingly badass return to form. With the romantic entanglements of Carrie and Brody—as well as one of TV’s m...

    Watch a video from the set of the fifth season of ‘Homeland,’ now shooting in Berlin, exclusively at The Daily Beast. The new season will premiere October 4 on Showtime.

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    Meek Finally Drops Lame Drake Diss Track

    Meek Finally Drops Lame Drake Diss Track

    On Thursday night, Nicki Minaj’s boyfriend Meek Mill finally retaliated against Drake, releasing the diss track “Wanna Know” on Funkmaster Flex’s radio show.Boasting a litany of sophomoric, barely coherent lines, it landed with a resounding thud, ...

    Meek Mill has been, in the words of Drake, ‘gettin’ bodied by a singin’ n---a,’ but now the Philly rapper has released his own diss track, and it ain’t pretty.

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    1000 Musicians Serenade Foo Fighters

    1000 Musicians Serenade Foo Fighters

    How do you get your favorite band to play your hometown? It’s simple, really. Just get one thousand of your musician friends to get together in a field and perform together.That's what these people attempted to do, by performing the Foo Fight...

    Italian musicians hope to lure rockers to play their town.

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    "Primavera" Episode 302 -- Pictured: Hugh Dancy as Will Graham.

    ‘Hannibal’ Has Lost Its Damn Mind

    ‘Hannibal’ Has Lost Its Damn Mind

    In every showrunner’s career, there comes the time to ask the question: What do you do when you know the end is coming?Most shows peter out, some shows use the knowledge that the end has come as an opportunity to deliver on old promises, but for a...

    Canceled and with no rescue team in sight, the lyrical NBC series has chosen to throw caution to the wind and let its freak flag fly.

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    Meek Finally Drops Lame Drake Diss Track

    Meek Finally Drops Lame Drake Diss Track

    On Thursday night, Nicki Minaj’s boyfriend Meek Mill finally retaliated against Drake, releasing the diss track “Wanna Know” on Funkmaster Flex’s radio show.Boasting a litany of sophomoric, barely coherent lines, it landed with a resounding thud, ...

    Meek Mill has been, in the words of Drake, ‘gettin’ bodied by a singin’ n---a,’ but now the Philly rapper has released his own diss track, and it ain’t pretty.

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    World News

    Up Close With the Taliban’s Next King

    The Next Taliban King

    The Next Taliban King

    The first time I met Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansoor, the new leader of the Afghan Taliban, was in 1994, as the movement was just taking shape and before he’d decided to join.  He came to my father’s Islamic bookshop in the Jalozai refugee camp for...

    Over the last 21 years, I’ve had many encounters with the man who will now head the Afghan Taliban fighting the U.S.-backed government in Kabul. What lies behind his dark glasses?

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    Fighters from Suqour al-Sham Brigade, which is part of the Free Syrian Army, carry a wounded member of their brigade during what activists said were clashes with forces of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, in the al-Arbaeen mountain area of western Idlib January 30, 2015.

    U.S.-Backed Rebels Are Cannon Fodder

    U.S.-Backed Rebels Are Cannon Fodder

    The Pentagon’s plan to train and equip Syrian rebels to fight ISIS had already devolved into farce, with U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter informing Congress this month that a mere 54 had so far graduated from a program meant to produce 5,000 by t...

    Is Washington really trying to train a rebel army in Syria? Or are they just marking fighters for death—and worse?

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    Afghan policemen stand next to a captured Taliban fighter after a gun battle near the village of Shajoy in Zabol province March 22, 2008. Afghan police backed by U.S. troops killed three Taliban fighters and captured three more in a 40-minute gun battle in southern Afghanistan on Saturday.

    Mullah Omar’s Death Is a Win for ISIS

    Mullah Omar’s Death Is a Win for ISIS

    Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid has confirmed on his official Twitter account that Mullah Omar is dead. And the Taliban’s political office has apparently conceded that the initial reports, first confirmed by the Afghan government, were accura...

    The Taliban has confirmed that Mullah Omar is dead. Why this spells big trouble for al Qaeda in its fight against ISIS.

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    CY1HXD taxidermy. Hunters from US and Germany shoot wildlife and stuff it as a trophy in a taxidermy workshop in Namibia.

    Guide: Ship Yourself a Dead Animal Head

    Guide: Ship Yourself a Dead Animal Head

    So you’ve managed to get you and your rifle to South Africa or some other territory known for its plethora of easily baitable big game and bribable officials. And like the mighty hunter you are, you’ve had your guides lure a big fella in, line up ...

    A step-by-step guide for shipping yourself a dead, exotic animal head. It’s alarmingly easy. And, last week, one airline just made it even easier.

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    Fighters from Suqour al-Sham Brigade, which is part of the Free Syrian Army, carry a wounded member of their brigade during what activists said were clashes with forces of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, in the al-Arbaeen mountain area of western Idlib January 30, 2015.

    U.S.-Backed Rebels Are Cannon Fodder

    U.S.-Backed Rebels Are Cannon Fodder

    The Pentagon’s plan to train and equip Syrian rebels to fight ISIS had already devolved into farce, with U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter informing Congress this month that a mere 54 had so far graduated from a program meant to produce 5,000 by t...

    Is Washington really trying to train a rebel army in Syria? Or are they just marking fighters for death—and worse?

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    How Cecil's Death Will Kill His Cubs, Too

    Cecil’s Death May Kill His Cubs, Too

    Cecil’s Death May Kill His Cubs, Too

    Wounded by the American dentist’s arrow, Cecil the lion eluded the hunters for two days.He was then fatally shot, photographed, beheaded, and skinned.And to most of us, it seemed the deadly dentist and his guides had done their horrific worst.But ...

    The horror of the magnificent lion’s slaughter at the hands of an American dentist will only get worse when, as is highly likely, his progeny die as part of the ‘perturbation effect.’

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    Fun Tourist Things to Do in North Korea

    Fun Tourist Things to Do in North Korea

    Fun Tourist Things to Do in North Korea

    North Korea has warned that United States’s aggression towards the Hermit Kingdom would “leave no Americans alive” but despite that, the country is more than willing to take American tourist dollars.Surfing, biking, golfing, skiing can all be enjo...

    The Hermit Kingdom is a human-rights nightmare with tourist attractions like bike racing and surfing.

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    The Two Terrible Olympic Bids Left

    The Two Terrible Olympic Bids Left

    Tomorrow, the International Olympic Committee will announce which of two countries with abominable human rights records, Kazakhstan or China, will be the host of the 2022 Winter Olympics. This is perhaps ironic, given that Principle 6 of the Olymp...

    On Friday, the IOC decides whether China or Kazakhstan will host the 2022 Winter Olympics. Either country is precisely the type of human-rights violator the newly amended Olympic Ch...

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    How Cecil's Death Will Kill His Cubs, Too

    Cecil’s Death May Kill His Cubs, Too

    Cecil’s Death May Kill His Cubs, Too

    Wounded by the American dentist’s arrow, Cecil the lion eluded the hunters for two days.He was then fatally shot, photographed, beheaded, and skinned.And to most of us, it seemed the deadly dentist and his guides had done their horrific worst.But ...

    The horror of the magnificent lion’s slaughter at the hands of an American dentist will only get worse when, as is highly likely, his progeny die as part of the ‘perturbation effect.’

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    U.S. News

    Sheriff Used Taxpayer $$ for Tai Chi

    Sheriff Used Taxpayer $$ for Tai Chi

    Two months ago, Clayton County lawman Victor Hill accidentally shot his friend, real-estate agent Gwenevere McCord, inside a model home. Now a grand jury will decide charges in the case, a local prosecutor announced Thursday.‪Hill, 50, was charged...

    A Georgia sheriff, who is already facing charges in an accidental shooting, used taxpayer funds to attend a thousand-dollar tai chi class.

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    French gendarmes and police inspect a large piece of plane debris which was found on the beach in Saint-Andre, on the French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion, July 29, 2015. France's BEA air crash investigation agency said it was examining the debris,  in coordination with Malaysian and Australian authorities, to determine whether it came from Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, which vanished last year in one of the biggest mysteries in aviation history. Picture taken July 29, 2015.     REUTERS/Zinfos974/Prisca Bigot      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX1MCP2

    Debris Shows MH370 Didn’t Nose-Dive

    Debris Shows MH370 Didn’t Nose-Dive

    With a solid chunk of an airplane to examine, the search for Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 has been re-energized.There is a consensus among experts that the piece of wreckage washed up on a beach on island of Réunion is part of a Boeing 777’s wing...

    The piece recovered on Réunion would’ve been destroyed in a high-speed crash, a source close to the Boeing 777 program says. That means the plane was a ‘zombie.’

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    The False Peace in Cincinnati

    The False Peace in Cincinnati

    CINCINNATI — Ripping through crime scene tape and walking toward 113 Gage Street late Wednesday night, a man sought answers for his brother’s death.“I need to see my little brother,” he said as a friend held him back from police officers at the ed...

    Last night was calm after Sam DuBose’s killer got locked up—unless you were the family of Donielle Kelly, another black man gunned down in the streets.

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    Sheriff Used Taxpayer $$ for Tai Chi

    Sheriff Used Taxpayer $$ for Tai Chi

    Two months ago, Clayton County lawman Victor Hill accidentally shot his friend, real-estate agent Gwenevere McCord, inside a model home. Now a grand jury will decide charges in the case, a local prosecutor announced Thursday.‪Hill, 50, was charged...

    A Georgia sheriff, who is already facing charges in an accidental shooting, used taxpayer funds to attend a thousand-dollar tai chi class.

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    Watch Divers Fend Off a Hammerhead Shark

    Watch Divers Fend Off a Hammerhead Shark

    POV footage shows what it’s like to be hunted by a shark.

    Beaten Ferguson Prisoner Wins Appeal

    Beaten Ferguson Prisoner Wins Appeal

    The Ferguson cops charged Henry Davis with destruction of property because he bled on their uniforms when they beat him.Then, as if fearing it might be outdone in ridiculousness, a federal district court ruled that Davis could not sue the cops for...

    Michael Brown’s killing brought to light the horrific case of Henry Davis, who was beaten by Ferguson cops, then charged with bleeding on them. Now he’s finally allowed to sue them.

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    Tech + Health

    Why Dems Don’t Want to Talk About Planned Parenthood

    Hillary’s Planned Parenthood Dodge

    Hillary’s Planned Parenthood Dodge

    Over the last three weeks, Planned Parenthood has been the subject of three sting videos that purport to present company officials discussing the sale of fetal tissue.The videos, produced by the anti-abortion nonprofit and self-described “citizen ...

    While Republicans are celebrating Planned Parenthood’s PR disaster, Clinton and the other Democratic hopefuls are scrambling to respond.

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    - UNDATED PHOTO - Scientists expect this year to be one of the worst for solar storms, surges of charged particles that knock out satellites, power grids and even garage door openers. This photo shows the sun's coronal holes in an x-ray image. The outer solar atmosphere, the corona, is structured by strong magnetic fields, which when closed can cause the atmosphere to suddenly and violently release bubbles or tongues of gas and magnetic fields called coronal mass ejections which streak out through the interplanetary medium, impacting any planets or spacecraft in its path. - RTXJJYX

    A 12-Hour Warning Before Sun-Pocalypse

    A 12-Hour Warning Before Sun-Pocalypse

    LONDON — Last time it happened, in 1859, the world’s telegraph machines sparked into life on their own—setting fires and electrocuting their operators. Next time the results could be truly devastating.The next super solar storm could paralyze the ...

    The British government is preparing for the next solar storm, which could drastically disrupt life on Earth. How scared should we be?

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    Boy Scouts Break Up With Mormon Church

    Boy Scouts Break Up With Mormon Church

    The relationship between the exclusively male leadership of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the predominantly male leadership of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has been one of the America’s longest bromances. Now, that relatio...

    Closely linked since 1913, the Boy Scouts of America royally pissed off the LDS Church this week. The reason? Allowing gay troop leaders.

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    Virgin Group's Founder billionaire Richard Branson waves from the window of Virgin Galactic's mothership WhiteKnightTwo during its public roll-out in Mojave, California July 28, 2008. The twin fuselage aircraft WhiteKnightTwo will carry SpaceShipTwo to launch commercial passengers into space.  REUTERS/Fred Prouser  (UNITED STATES) - RTX87IO

    Feds Caved to Let Unsafe Spaceship Fly

    Feds Caved to Let Unsafe Spaceship Fly

    The Federal Aviation Administration’s oversight of Richard Branson’s “space tourism” program was so lax that it granted Virgin Galactic waivers from safety regulations that Galactic never asked for.That was one of the explosive findings announced ...

    The NTSB says ‘political pressure’ on the FAA prevented it from stopping a dangerous program bankrolled by a delusional billionaire. Sources inside Virgin Galactic describe the break...

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    - UNDATED PHOTO - Scientists expect this year to be one of the worst for solar storms, surges of charged particles that knock out satellites, power grids and even garage door openers. This photo shows the sun's coronal holes in an x-ray image. The outer solar atmosphere, the corona, is structured by strong magnetic fields, which when closed can cause the atmosphere to suddenly and violently release bubbles or tongues of gas and magnetic fields called coronal mass ejections which streak out through the interplanetary medium, impacting any planets or spacecraft in its path. - RTXJJYX

    A 12-Hour Warning Before Sun-Pocalypse

    A 12-Hour Warning Before Sun-Pocalypse

    LONDON — Last time it happened, in 1859, the world’s telegraph machines sparked into life on their own—setting fires and electrocuting their operators. Next time the results could be truly devastating.The next super solar storm could paralyze the ...

    The British government is preparing for the next solar storm, which could drastically disrupt life on Earth. How scared should we be?

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    RIP Google +

    Farewell, Google+

    Farewell, Google+

    The writing has been on the wall for a while now but Google is finally breaking up with Google+.In a Monday morning post, Bradley Horowitz, Google’s VP of Streams, Photos, and Sharing, announced that the company will continue to migrate Google+ fe...

    Though it’s been declared over more times than we can count, it looks like Google’s social network is finally on death’s door.

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    How ‘Healthy Foods’ Are Killing You

    How ‘Healthy Foods’ Are Killing You

    Australian film director Damon Gameau performed an experiment on himself. For 60 days, he exclusively ate what most Americans believe is “healthy food.” By the end of this period, he had self-induced what we in medical research call Metabolic Synd...

    Professor Laura A. Schmidt of UC San Francisco’s School of Medicine writes about the perils of sugar—explored in the documentary ‘That Sugar Film,’ in theaters and on demand July 31.

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    Louis Arevalo holds his Truvada pills at his home in Los Angeles, California on Friday, July 17, 2015. The drug Truvada, used to halt HIV infection, has been shown to be over 90 percent effective when used correctly (Photo by Heidi de Marco/KHN).

    Why Latinos Aren’t Using Truvada

    Why Latinos Aren’t Using Truvada

    LOS ANGELES — Late on a Friday night at The New Jalisco Bar downtown, a drag show featuring dancers dressed in sequined leotards and feathered headdresses had drawn a crowd—most of them gay Latino men.Inside the bar and out, three health workers c...

    Health workers are running into challenges educating the Latino gay community about Truvada, a pill that prevents HIV.

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    RIP Google +

    Farewell, Google+

    Farewell, Google+

    The writing has been on the wall for a while now but Google is finally breaking up with Google+.In a Monday morning post, Bradley Horowitz, Google’s VP of Streams, Photos, and Sharing, announced that the company will continue to migrate Google+ fe...

    Though it’s been declared over more times than we can count, it looks like Google’s social network is finally on death’s door.

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    Can D.C. Ever Be Truly Sexy?

    Can D.C. Ever Be Truly Sexy?

    When The Hill released its 12th annual 50 Most Beautiful list on Wednesday, it was all but certain to become fodder for the snarkiest jabs.Christopher Ingraham at The Washington Post called The Hill’s Most Beautiful “the most meaningless popularit...

    Behind the annual list that aims to disprove the maxim that politics is show business for ugly people lies a city happy to see its image sexed up in popular culture.

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    The Daily Best: Games Gift Guide

    The Daily Best: Games Gift Guide

    The Daily Best is our pick of the best stuff on the web. If you see something you like (and hopefully you do!), we may get a share of the revenue from our commerce partners.Hanging out with friends is fun. Hanging out with friends AND kicking thei...

    It’s Game On with our favorite picks of party games from around the web. From Twister to poker with a twist, we’ve got your Saturday night covered.

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    The Curse of the Celebrity Nanny

    The Curse of the Celebrity Nanny

    The Curse of the Celebrity Nanny

    When Us Weekly broke the news that Ben Affleck was allegedly dating the nanny hired to care for his children with estranged wife Jennifer Garner, the nation uttered a collective sigh and eye roll.The same four words passed through all of our minds...

    Ben Affleck has vehemently denied rumors that he is dating his kids’ nanny. But it’s an all-too-familiar scandalous tale—in real life and on screen.

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    Cara Delevingne and Kate Moss attend the Burberry Prorsum show Womens wear 2015 during the London Fashion Weekk SS15 on September 15, 2014 in London, England.

    Kate Moss’s Cara Delevingne Fatwa

    Kate Moss’s Cara Delevingne Fatwa

    According to one very confident source, British supermodel Kate Moss has “blacklisted” trendy eyebrow Cara Delevingne. While the source insists that “they’re definitely not friends at the moment,” it’s hard to say just what a high fashion blacklis...

    According to the British tabloids, the fashion icon has ‘blacklisted’ current It Girl Delevingne and is allegedly siding with pal Naomi Campbell. What gives?

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    The Daily Best: Games Gift Guide

    The Daily Best: Games Gift Guide

    The Daily Best is our pick of the best stuff on the web. If you see something you like (and hopefully you do!), we may get a share of the revenue from our commerce partners.Hanging out with friends is fun. Hanging out with friends AND kicking thei...

    It’s Game On with our favorite picks of party games from around the web. From Twister to poker with a twist, we’ve got your Saturday night covered.

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    Britain's (L-R) Camilla The Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Charles, Prince Willian holding Prince George, Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, Queen Elizabeth, and Prince Andrew stand on the balcony at Buckingham Palace after attending the Trooping the Colour ceremony at Horse Guards Parade in central London, Britain June 13, 2015. Trooping the Colour is a ceremony to honour the Queen's official birthday.   REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY  - RTX1GBW2

    Prince Charles Loves Prince George, OK?

    Prince Charles Loves Prince George, OK?

    The story that Prince Charles was being ‘cut out’ of Prince George’s life has rankled with the heir to the throne ever since it was first raised earlier this year.Unfortunately for him, Charles’s pathetic bleat that ‘they don’t let me see my grand...

    Is the sudden rash of stories about tea parties and treehouses Prince Charles’s way of trying to convince us he does have a close relationship with his grandson?

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    - UNDATED PHOTO - Scientists expect this year to be one of the worst for solar storms, surges of charged particles that knock out satellites, power grids and even garage door openers. This photo shows the sun's coronal holes in an x-ray image. The outer solar atmosphere, the corona, is structured by strong magnetic fields, which when closed can cause the atmosphere to suddenly and violently release bubbles or tongues of gas and magnetic fields called coronal mass ejections which streak out through the interplanetary medium, impacting any planets or spacecraft in its path. - RTXJJYX

    A 12-Hour Warning Before Sun-Pocalypse

    A 12-Hour Warning Before Sun-Pocalypse

    LONDON — Last time it happened, in 1859, the world’s telegraph machines sparked into life on their own—setting fires and electrocuting their operators. Next time the results could be truly devastating.The next super solar storm could paralyze the ...

    The British government is preparing for the next solar storm, which could drastically disrupt life on Earth. How scared should we be?

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    The Lessons of LaGuardia’s Makeover

    The Lessons of LaGuardia’s Makeover

    There is very little on Brian Sills’s “pros” list for New York’s LaGuardia airport. Sills is an actor who lives in Astoria, Queens, so the airport’s proximity to his apartment is the big plus: He can get there in 10 minutes. “And that ends my ‘LGA...

    New York’s much-derided LaGuardia airport is getting a $4 billion makeover. How should it be recast—and can you make an airport both beautiful and efficient?

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    Britain's (L-R) Camilla The Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Charles, Prince Willian holding Prince George, Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, Queen Elizabeth, and Prince Andrew stand on the balcony at Buckingham Palace after attending the Trooping the Colour ceremony at Horse Guards Parade in central London, Britain June 13, 2015. Trooping the Colour is a ceremony to honour the Queen's official birthday.   REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY  - RTX1GBW2

    Prince Charles Loves Prince George, OK?

    Prince Charles Loves Prince George, OK?

    The story that Prince Charles was being ‘cut out’ of Prince George’s life has rankled with the heir to the throne ever since it was first raised earlier this year.Unfortunately for him, Charles’s pathetic bleat that ‘they don’t let me see my grand...

    Is the sudden rash of stories about tea parties and treehouses Prince Charles’s way of trying to convince us he does have a close relationship with his grandson?

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    A demonstrator from the group called Black Bloc runs outside the Municipal Assembly during a protest supporting a teachers' strike in Rio de Janeiro October 7, 2013. The protest is to demand changes in the public state and municipal education system.

    Hooked on Brazil’s Ugly Beauty

    Hooked on Brazil’s Ugly Beauty

    The plane banked and dipped for descent. I pressed my forehead against the tiny window, taking in the vast bay below, its surface broken by scattered islands. When Portuguese explorers first found shelter here in the early 1500s, they thought they...

    In an excerpt from ‘Dancing With the Devil in the City of God,’ Juliana Barbassa describes the horror and enchantment of Rio de Janiero.

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    • How to Hack Your Bad Habits

      How to Hack Your Bad Habits

      Finally, an answer to that age-old kindergarten/cocktail question: Which animal most closely resembles you, and why?I am Buridan’s ass. Because I can never make up my damn mind.The answer comes courtesy of Gretchen Rubin’s Better Than Before: Mast...

      Happiness guru Gretchen Rubin is back—and she’s obsessed with your habits. But is endless habit analysis more burden than beneficial?

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    The Gonzo Doctor’s Gonzo Girl Friday

    The Gonzo Doctor’s Gonzo Girl Friday

    In 1992, Cheryl Della Pietra was a 22-year-old recent grad from Penn State looking to break into the publishing industry when she got a tip from a friend interning at Rolling Stone. Hunter S. Thompson was looking for an assistant. “I said, ‘Why do...

    Taking on the job of wrangling the author of ‘Fear and Loathing in Los Vegas’ taught Cheryl Della Pietra a lot, starting with the fact that most of the cliches were true.

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    Gay Celibacy Is the New Ex-Gay Therapy

    Gay Celibacy Is the New Ex-Gay Therapy

    “I’m gayyyyyy,” Matt Jones answers when I ask him how he identifies sexually. “Add or remove one of the y’s as you see fit.”See, Jones is gay. But the letters act as a buffer of sorts: He’s a Christian and believes that sex is reserved for marriag...

    ‘Hate the sin, not the sinner’ has led evangelicals to push gay celibacy as a way to accept homosexuals. But is it any better than conversion therapy?

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    The Death of Satire

    The Death of Satire

    How did satire get so stupid?Not long ago, satire reigned as the highest form of comedy. It could shake political regimes, and spur social change. But in the Internet age, satire mostly subsists as fake news stories served up as clickbait on socia...

    Once the smartest form of comedy, satire has turned into fake news and dumbed-down clickbait. From Colbert to The Onion, the tide is going out.

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    The Gonzo Doctor’s Gonzo Girl Friday

    The Gonzo Doctor’s Gonzo Girl Friday

    In 1992, Cheryl Della Pietra was a 22-year-old recent grad from Penn State looking to break into the publishing industry when she got a tip from a friend interning at Rolling Stone. Hunter S. Thompson was looking for an assistant. “I said, ‘Why do...

    Taking on the job of wrangling the author of ‘Fear and Loathing in Los Vegas’ taught Cheryl Della Pietra a lot, starting with the fact that most of the cliches were true.

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    When Salinger Bonded With Hemingway

    When Salinger Bonded With Hemingway

    Seventy years ago on July 27, 1945, J.D. Salinger, then serving with the U.S. Army in Germany, sent Ernest Hemingway a letter that reflected the friendship the two had begun a year earlier during the midst of World War II.Whether Salinger expected...

    Papa was a literary star and Salinger was a soldier when they met during the liberation of Paris in 1944. Each admired the other’s writing and the aversion to BS.

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    How David Gates Slow-Cooks Great Stories

    How David Gates Slow-Cooks Great Stories

    American writers—like other Americans who work in office cubicles and hospitals, in factories and on farms—are under constant pressure to work harder, work longer, produce more. Never mind that the rewards rarely keep up with the ever-increasing p...

    The novelist got everyone’s attention with the indelible ‘Jernigan’ in 1991. Since then he’s taken his sweet time about publishing more, but the quality has never varied.

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    15 Great Books About Iraq, Afghanistan

    15 Great Books About Iraq, Afghanistan

    While working on my novel I’d Walk with My Friends If I Could Find Them I had the chance to reflect on the literature of our nation’s 21st-century wars, as well as their vital creative lineage. The titles brought forth when considering even a smal...

    From the familiar to the obscure, novelist and military man Jesse Goolsby runs down the poetry, fiction, memoir and history you need to make sense of war in the 21st century.

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    When Salinger Bonded With Hemingway

    When Salinger Bonded With Hemingway

    Seventy years ago on July 27, 1945, J.D. Salinger, then serving with the U.S. Army in Germany, sent Ernest Hemingway a letter that reflected the friendship the two had begun a year earlier during the midst of World War II.Whether Salinger expected...

    Papa was a literary star and Salinger was a soldier when they met during the liberation of Paris in 1944. Each admired the other’s writing and the aversion to BS.

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