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John Bolton, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, speaks on U.S. foreign policy during the Republican Jewish Coalition Spring Leadership Meeting at the Venetian Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada March 29, 2014. REUTERS/Las Vegas Sun/Steve Marcus (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS) - RTR3J4EJ

Stop Listening to John Bolton

Stop Listening to John Bolton

There’s an old joke, or sort of joke, about how bombing for peace is like f*cking for virginity. In that analogy, John Bolton is trying to f*ck us all over. Bolton, United States Ambassador to the United Nations under President George W. Bush, has...

Bolton wrote an op-ed in the New York Times asking for all-out war in Iran as soon as possible. He has no idea what he’s talking about, and it’s scary he was ever in power to begin w...

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‘Patriot’ Terrorist Frames Muslims

‘Patriot’ Terrorist Frames Muslims

I thought I had seen every imaginable way to stoke the flames of anti-Muslim bigotry in America. There have been countless people on Fox News, certain Republican elected officials, the professional bigots, and even some right-wing “Christian” lead...

The Georgia man who planted a bomb was willing to see innocents die so that people would blame Muslims. And he called himself a “patriot.”

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Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush talks to the media while visiting the Georgia Capitol, Thursday, March 19, 2015, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Jeb and the Neocon Trap

Jeb and the Neocon Trap

Are the neoconservatives turning on Jeb Bush? It would be ironic, considering the men his brother turned to for foreign policy advice. It would also be highly problematic—since foreign policy establishment hawks should represent one of Bush’s few ...

Can Jeb Bush assuage the concerns of the GOP’s hawks without looking like the second coming of his brother?

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John Bolton, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, speaks on U.S. foreign policy during the Republican Jewish Coalition Spring Leadership Meeting at the Venetian Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada March 29, 2014. REUTERS/Las Vegas Sun/Steve Marcus (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS) - RTR3J4EJ

Stop Listening to John Bolton

Stop Listening to John Bolton

There’s an old joke, or sort of joke, about how bombing for peace is like f*cking for virginity. In that analogy, John Bolton is trying to f*ck us all over. Bolton, United States Ambassador to the United Nations under President George W. Bush, has...

Bolton wrote an op-ed in the New York Times asking for all-out war in Iran as soon as possible. He has no idea what he’s talking about, and it’s scary he was ever in power to begin w...

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Pay Someone to Run Against Your Rep

Pay Someone to Run Against Your Rep

Pay Someone to Run Against Your Rep

They could urinate on the American flag, moon town-hall meetings, call the U.S. a third-rate country populated by bozos.And these nearly two-dozen members of Congress would still be reelected to another term.Why? Because in the grand tradition of ...

Tired of seeing that joker running unopposed yet again? A new online platform from Crowdpac is fundraising for viable candidates to run against those who faced no challengers in 2014.

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US President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden arrive for a rally celebrating the passage and signing into law of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act health insurance reform bill at the Interior Department in Washington on March 23, 2010. Obama signed into law his historic health care reform, enacting the most sweeping social legislation in decades which will ensure coverage for almost all Americans.      AFP PHOTO/Jewel SAMAD (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

GOP Will Never Stop Coming for Obamacare

GOP Will Never Stop Coming for Obamacare

Obamacare turned 5 on Monday, a birthday achieved despite sustained and repeated efforts to smother the law in its cradle.The law has taken some hits, including a 2012 Supreme Court decision that buckled the knees of the bill’s backers but seemed ...

Even if the Supreme Court sides with the administration in Burwell v. King, the GOP will stop at nothing to repeal Obamacare.

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Gay Money Is No Good in Indiana

Gay Money Is No Good in Indiana

GenCon, the world’s biggest convention for tabletop gaming and a massive moneymaking machine for the State of Indiana, has responded to a bill that legalizes discrimination against LGBT customers by threatening to leave the state—and take their $5...

After the passing of a bill that allows Indiana businesses to discriminate against gays, LGBT allies are threatening to leave the state. The first to opt out? It may be gamers, who a...

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Watch Mitt Romney Star In A Comedy Skit

Watch Mitt Romney Star In A Comedy Skit

What’s one thing you’ve probably never found yourself thinking? How about: Wow, I wish this late night TV comedy skit featured Mitt Romney. You’ve certainly never considered that the former presidential candidate and champion of the 53 percent mig...

The former Massachusetts governor joins Jimmy Fallon for "Mitt in the Mirror."

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Willie Nelson Is Launching His Own Brand of Weed

Willie Nelson Wants to Sell You Weed

Willie Nelson Wants to Sell You Weed

Willie Nelson takes a hit of the cigarette-sized vaporizer in his gnarled hand, exhaling a small cloud, before placing it on the foldout table in front of us. We’re seated in the cool enclave of his tour bus, at the entrance to his sprawling prope...

There will be branded bongs and stores, too, as Willie gets out ahead of big industry in states where pot is legal.

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Kendrick's Secret Kanye Diss

Kendrick’s Secret Kanye Diss

Kendrick’s Secret Kanye Diss

The critical circle jerk over Kendrick Lamar’s new album, To Pimp a Butterfly, has been relentless, with the 27-year-old Compton rapper’s latest hailed as “an inspiration” by Kanye West and positively frolic-worthy according to Taylor Swift. In a ...

‘King Kunta,’ the hot new track off Lamar’s critically hailed album ‘To Pimp a Butterfly,’ appears to call out his sometime collaborator and tour mate.

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Watch Mitt Romney Star In A Comedy Skit

Watch Mitt Romney Star In A Comedy Skit

What’s one thing you’ve probably never found yourself thinking? How about: Wow, I wish this late night TV comedy skit featured Mitt Romney. You’ve certainly never considered that the former presidential candidate and champion of the 53 percent mig...

The former Massachusetts governor joins Jimmy Fallon for "Mitt in the Mirror."

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My Night With the Bad Boys of Koreatown

My Night With the Bad Boys of Koreatown

A night out with the Ktown Cowboys, the tight-knit group of Korean-American actors, filmmakers, and friends behind the Entourage-like web series and feature film of the same name, begins and ends with a spirited soju toast—but then, dozens of soju...

Navigating the secret world of L.A.’s Koreatown, replete with Korean Uber, matchmaking services, karaoke crooning, and soju shots galore.

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Roger Sterling Turned Down ‘Empire’

Roger Sterling Turned Down ‘Empire’

It takes a man with balls the size of that rolling boulder in Raiders of the Lost Ark to verbally ravage dapper Don Draper. Don is a paragon of virility and, to paraphrase the great Raymond Chandler, “Every man wants to be Don Draper and every wom...

The resident bon vivant of Sterling Cooper sat down to discuss the end of ‘Mad Men,’ partying with Jon Hamm in Vegas, and how he gets into Sterling mode.

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Britain's Queen Elizabeth looks at the Iron Throne as she meets members of the cast on the set of the television show Game of Thrones in the Titanic Quarter of Belfast, Northern Ireland, June 24, 2014. REUTERS/Phil Noble  (NORTHERN IRELAND - Tags: ROYALS ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY POLITICS) - RTR3VFLO

Queen Elizabeth’s Iron Throne Refusal

Queen Elizabeth’s Iron Throne Refusal

On the hit HBO series Game of Thrones, several different houses are angling for the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms. And they’ve done unspeakably evil things to get there, ranging from killing babies and twincest to “The Red Wedding.” So, when t...

Last year, the Queen of England visited the Belfast set of Game of Thrones but passed on the chance to sit on the Iron Throne. Now, the creators of the hit HBO show explain why.

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My Night With the Bad Boys of Koreatown

My Night With the Bad Boys of Koreatown

A night out with the Ktown Cowboys, the tight-knit group of Korean-American actors, filmmakers, and friends behind the Entourage-like web series and feature film of the same name, begins and ends with a spirited soju toast—but then, dozens of soju...

Navigating the secret world of L.A.’s Koreatown, replete with Korean Uber, matchmaking services, karaoke crooning, and soju shots galore.

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World News

New York City Fire Department firefighters battle fire at the site of a residential apartment building in New York City's East Village neighborhood March 26, 2015. The residential apartment building collapsed and was engulfed in flames on Thursday in New York City's East Village neighborhood, critically injuring at least one person, authorities said. REUTERS/Mike Segar      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTR4V1OY

My East Village Home Exploded

My East Village Home Exploded

Matthew and Nora Brooks were enjoying a rainy afternoon at the Metropolitan Museum of Art to celebrate her parents visit to New York City when they got a call from their roommate. She had just descended five flights of stairs from their shared apa...

While Matthew and Nora Brooks were at the Met, their roommate scrambled to escape their top-floor East Village apartment that would burn up in minutes and eventually collapse.

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In this image taken from video obtained from Voice Of Jihad Website, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, sits in a vehicle guarded by the Taliban in eastern Afghanistan. A U.S. defense official says released captive Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is scheduled to arrive at a military medical center in Texas on Friday. The official, who spoke Thursday on condition of anonymity because the plan has not been publicly announced, declined to provide details. Officials had previously said the intention was for Bergdahl to be reunited with his family at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Voice Of Jihad Website via AP video)

The Myth of Bowe Bergdahl Ends

The Myth of Bowe Bergdahl Ends

In the space of nine months, he went from being heralded at the White House to facing prison for life.On Wednesday, the U.S. military charged Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, the former Taliban captive who was freed in exchange for five Guantanamo Bay deta...

His release was supposed to be the political masterstroke in the last days of the war. But the war is still going, and Bergdahl is going to court.

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Anti-Houthi protesters demonstrate in Yemen's southwestern city of Taiz March 23, 2015. Soldiers loyal to Yemeni president Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi fought off dozens of Shi'ite Houthi militiamen heading for the Sunni leader's seat of power in the southern city of Aden, militia sources and a local official told Reuters. Iran-backed Houthis, who took over the southern city of Taiz on Sunday, agreed to share power with Hadi after they seized the capital in September. That split the army, parliament was dissolved in February and violence is intensifying as the northern-based Houthis head south. REUTERS/Anees Mahyoub - RTR4UH32

Welcome to the New Terror Heartland

Welcome to the New Terror Heartland

The violence in Yemen entered a new phase Thursday: A regional proxy war, with Saudi Arabia leading a coalition of 10 nations in air strikes against Houthi rebels, who are backed by Iran and have forced Yemen’s deposed, U.S-suppo...

America’s ally in Yemen is gone. Its special forces have been evacuated. A country touted by the president as a counterterror ‘model’ is poised to be an ISIS and al Qaeda playland.

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Iranian Revolutionary Guard Commander Qassem Soleimani (L) stands at the frontline during offensive operations against Islamic State militants in the town of Tal Ksaiba in Salahuddin province March 8, 2015. Picture taken March 8, 2015.  REUTERS/Stringer (IRAQ - Tags: CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT POLITICS) - RTR4TTZ2

Iran’s Spymaster for President?

Iran’s Spymaster for President?

By Reza HaghighatNejad Iranian media have been buzzing with the notion that Qasem Suleimani, the commander of the Revolutionary Guards’ expeditionary Quds Force, could be the country’s next president.Headlines have praised his achievements as...

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In this image taken from video obtained from Voice Of Jihad Website, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, sits in a vehicle guarded by the Taliban in eastern Afghanistan. A U.S. defense official says released captive Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is scheduled to arrive at a military medical center in Texas on Friday. The official, who spoke Thursday on condition of anonymity because the plan has not been publicly announced, declined to provide details. Officials had previously said the intention was for Bergdahl to be reunited with his family at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Voice Of Jihad Website via AP video)

The Myth of Bowe Bergdahl Ends

The Myth of Bowe Bergdahl Ends

In the space of nine months, he went from being heralded at the White House to facing prison for life.On Wednesday, the U.S. military charged Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, the former Taliban captive who was freed in exchange for five Guantanamo Bay deta...

His release was supposed to be the political masterstroke in the last days of the war. But the war is still going, and Bergdahl is going to court.

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Ukrainian servicemen who fought in Debaltseve are seen near Artemivsk February 19, 2015. Fighting raged in eastern Ukraine on Thursday despite European efforts to resurrect a still-born ceasefire, a day after pro-Russian separatists who spurned the truce forced thousands of government troops out of a strategic town.  REUTERS/Gleb Garanich  (UKRAINE - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST MILITARY CONFLICT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) - RTR4Q8M1

Ukraine Psych Wards Prepare For PTSD

Ukraine Psych Wards Prepare For PTSD

BOYARKA, Ukraine—The men who come back smoke differently. They cover the lit end of their cigarettes with their spare hands, conscious of the fact that a glowing red light might alert the enemy to their presence. They walk around with a different ...

As young men return from the battlefields in east Ukraine, the country's underfunded psych wards are scrambling to treat the psychological wounds of war.

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A girl stands in front of soldiers from Niger and Chad in the recently retaken town of Damasak, Nigeria, March 20, 2015. Soldiers from Niger and Chad who liberated the Nigerian town of Damasak from Boko Haram militants have discovered the bodies of at least 70 people, many with their throats slit, scattered under a bridge, a Reuters witness said. REUTERS/Emmanuel Braun - RTR4U985

‘Boko Haram Kidnapped My Sisters’

‘Boko Haram Kidnapped My Sisters’

It was about 8:30 a.m. on a humid Monday in Damask, Borno State, and driver Bukkar Hassan was getting set for the day’s business when he heard loud gunshots from the east.He stepped out of his house to find out what had triggered the shots, only t...

Bukkar Hassan’s siblings were among over 400 women and girls kidnapped by the jihadis in Damask.

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Shi'ite fighters launch a rocket during clashes with Islamic State militants on the outskirts of al-Alam March 8, 2015. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani (IRAQ - Tags: CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Thaier Al-Sudani: "It was me and a few other Iraqi journalists working for local outlets. We went to the frontlines in coordination with the Iraqi government forces and supporting militias.
 
The press officer would come in the morning and take us to the frontline in a convoy.
 
Whenever an area was won from Islamic State, the fighters would chant and pray and show victory signs. Most of the areas we were in didn?t have residents, so after the battle they would resemble ghost towns; nothing but burnt cars and charred bodies of Islamic State fighters. Al-Alam was an exception as it had some residents who chanted for the government forces after their victory."


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U.S. Bombs ISIS for Iran

U.S. Bombs ISIS for Iran

The American-led coalition is now launching airstrikes to support Iranian-backed militias and Iraqi troops in the key city of Tikrit, a U.S. official tells The Daily Beast. Those forces had previously kicked off their operation to reclaim Saddam H...

Iran and the U.S. say they’ve been fighting parallel wars in Iraq but now they've become one in Tikrit.

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Ukrainian servicemen who fought in Debaltseve are seen near Artemivsk February 19, 2015. Fighting raged in eastern Ukraine on Thursday despite European efforts to resurrect a still-born ceasefire, a day after pro-Russian separatists who spurned the truce forced thousands of government troops out of a strategic town.  REUTERS/Gleb Garanich  (UKRAINE - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST MILITARY CONFLICT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) - RTR4Q8M1

Ukraine Psych Wards Prepare For PTSD

Ukraine Psych Wards Prepare For PTSD

BOYARKA, Ukraine—The men who come back smoke differently. They cover the lit end of their cigarettes with their spare hands, conscious of the fact that a glowing red light might alert the enemy to their presence. They walk around with a different ...

As young men return from the battlefields in east Ukraine, the country's underfunded psych wards are scrambling to treat the psychological wounds of war.

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Gay Money Is No Good in Indiana

Gay Money Is No Good in Indiana

GenCon, the world’s biggest convention for tabletop gaming and a massive moneymaking machine for the State of Indiana, has responded to a bill that legalizes discrimination against LGBT customers by threatening to leave the state—and take their $5...

After the passing of a bill that allows Indiana businesses to discriminate against gays, LGBT allies are threatening to leave the state. The first to opt out? It may be gamers, who a...

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Alabama Grandma Gets Life Without Parole

Alabama Grandma Gets Life Without Parole

A jury in Etowah County, Alabama, has recommended a sentence of life without the possibility of parole for Joyce Garrard for the 2012 murder of her granddaughter, Savannah Hardin, the 9-year-old who was forced to run until she collapsed as punishm...

A jury sentenced Joyce Garrard, the “drill-sergeant from hell,” to life without parole for the 2012 murder of her granddaughter, Savannah Hardin.

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Where Public Info Costs $58,000

Where Public Info Costs $58,000

One of America’s richest counties, Montgomery County, Maryland, is locked in a high-stakes showdown over a public information request that could benefit one of its most diverse and low-income areas.The county has been chipping away at plans to con...

Activists in a rich Maryland county requested details about a public library project that would benefit lower-income residents. They were told to cough up $58,000 for the public info...

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Gay Money Is No Good in Indiana

Gay Money Is No Good in Indiana

GenCon, the world’s biggest convention for tabletop gaming and a massive moneymaking machine for the State of Indiana, has responded to a bill that legalizes discrimination against LGBT customers by threatening to leave the state—and take their $5...

After the passing of a bill that allows Indiana businesses to discriminate against gays, LGBT allies are threatening to leave the state. The first to opt out? It may be gamers, who a...

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FILE - In this May 30, 2014 file courtroom sketch, Khairullozhon Matanov, right, stands with attorney Paul Glickman in federal court in Boston, facing obstruction of justice charges in the investigation of the Boston Marathon bombings. Matanov is scheduled to appear Tuesday, March 24, 2015, in federal court in Boston for a change of plea hearing. (AP Photo/Jane Flavell Collins, File)

‘The FBI Is Trying to Destroy My Life’

‘The FBI Is Trying to Destroy My Life’

Khairullozhon Matanov deliberated with his lawyers three times before hesitantly pleading guilty yesterday to all four counts of obstructing the 2013 investigation into the Boston Marathon bombing.This was not an easy decision for him to make. “...

After a year of being trailed by the FBI for knowing the Boston bombers, Khairullozhon Matanov was arrested. He is now headed to jail. And he’s not alone.

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Scientology’s Cone of Silence Shatters

Scientology’s Cone of Silence Shatters

For most of its existence the Church of Scientology grew and prospered by protecting its secrets. But it’s been tough holding on to that model in the 21st century, a notoriously bad era for powerful institutions in the secret-keeping business. Tha...

For decades, the controversial church was able to bat down unflattering media attention. But now the klieg lights are everywhere.

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Stigmatized Schizophrenia Gets a Rebrand

Stigmatized Schizophrenia Gets a Rebrand

In an article recently published in the academic journal Schizophrenia Research, researchers called for the abolition of the term “schizophrenia.” Renaming the disorder, they argue, could destigmatize the disorder, create greater willingness of pe...

Academia is calling for the abolishment of the term “schizophrenia” in hopes of finding a label that’s less stigmatized. Why people with the medical condition have mixed opinions.

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Angelina Jolie arrives at the screening of her directorial debut "In the Land of Blood and Honey" in New York December 5, 2011.     REUTERS/Carlo Allegri (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT PROFILE)   FOR BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE: ALSO SEE GM1E7CN1T4E01 - RTR2UW5Z

Angelina Jolie, Science Hero

Angelina Jolie, Science Hero

For better or worse, celebrities have a way of making us think.  While many celebrities eschew the spotlight outside their particular medium, some good ones actually make use of their fame to help mankind by recording public service announcements,...

In the age of celebrity anti-vaxxers, we need more stars like Angelina Jolie, who has used her fame to educate the public about scientific advances in genetic testing and preventativ...

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A F-35 fighter jet performs a vertical landing on the USS Wasp during sea trials off the coast of Virginia, October 18, 2011. Critics say the F-35, which comes in three variants, is an ill-conceived multipurpose aircraft that tries to do too many things and will ultimately excel at none. Its stealthy fuselage and high-tech systems, some say, are so complex and difficult to maintain they will inevitably make it unaffordable. But advocates view the aircraft as a war-fighting platform for the networked, iPad generation that will revolutionize the way America fights. Photo taken October 18, 2011.                REUTERS/David Alexander   (UNITED STATES - Tags: MILITARY TRANSPORT) - RTR2UGOM

Stealth Jet’s Slow, Half-Blind Debut

Stealth Jet’s Slow, Half-Blind Debut

The U.S. Marine Corps is pressing ahead with plans deploy the stealthy F-35B jump jet to frontline fighter squadrons this July despite flawed software and very limited ability to maneuver. That’s despite fixes to the software that are already avai...

The $400 billion F-35 is supposed to be the key to American air superiority for decades to come. But when it rolls out to frontline pilots, the jet will be anything but imposing.

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Angelina’s Surgery Isn’t for Everyone

Angelina’s Surgery Isn’t for Everyone

Today, Angelina Jolie gracefully walked the public through her decision to pursue the second portion of her preventative surgery, the removal of both of her ovaries and fallopian tubes. To spark your memory, Angelina carries a specific genetic mut...

As a BRCA1 carrier, Angelina Jolie’s decision to remove her ovaries was smart. But the procedure, which carries severe risks and sparks early menopause, isn’t for the general public.

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Angelina Jolie arrives at the screening of her directorial debut "In the Land of Blood and Honey" in New York December 5, 2011.     REUTERS/Carlo Allegri (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT PROFILE)   FOR BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE: ALSO SEE GM1E7CN1T4E01 - RTR2UW5Z

Angelina Jolie, Science Hero

Angelina Jolie, Science Hero

For better or worse, celebrities have a way of making us think.  While many celebrities eschew the spotlight outside their particular medium, some good ones actually make use of their fame to help mankind by recording public service announcements,...

In the age of celebrity anti-vaxxers, we need more stars like Angelina Jolie, who has used her fame to educate the public about scientific advances in genetic testing and preventativ...

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Did Vigilantes Knock N. Korea Offline?

Did Vigilantes Knock N. Korea Offline?

A variety of hackers—some working for the United States government, others operating independently—attacked and probed key portions of the North Korean Internet after the targeting of Sony Pictures Entertainment last year. Some of these hackers, i...

U.S. cyberspies swear they didn’t take down the Hermit Kingdom’s Internet after the Sony hack. And those spies weren’t the only ones rooting around Pyongyang’s servers.

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How New York Beat Its TB Epidemic

How New York Beat Its TB Epidemic

This weekend, nearly 200 people marched through the streets from Washington Square Park down to Projective Space in the Lower East Side in support of a cause that, not too long ago, posed one of the largest public-health threats in New York City.N...

Twenty-five years ago, tuberculosis was ravaging vulnerable populations in New York. Here’s how the city beat back the deadly disease.

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‘ISIS Hackers’ Googled Their Hit List

‘ISIS Hackers’ Googled Their Hit List

So much for ISIS’s super-sophisticated hacker army.A group calling itself the “Islamic State Hacking Division” posted the names, addresses, and photos of 100 U.S. service members on Saturday, claiming it had obtained the information by breaching m...

They swore they “hacked military servers” to threaten U.S. troops. Actually, these self-proclaimed ISIS whiz kids basically cobbled together information that was already online.

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Did Vigilantes Knock N. Korea Offline?

Did Vigilantes Knock N. Korea Offline?

A variety of hackers—some working for the United States government, others operating independently—attacked and probed key portions of the North Korean Internet after the targeting of Sony Pictures Entertainment last year. Some of these hackers, i...

U.S. cyberspies swear they didn’t take down the Hermit Kingdom’s Internet after the Sony hack. And those spies weren’t the only ones rooting around Pyongyang’s servers.

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Alan Cumming, center, performs in the Roundabout Theater Company production of "Cabaret" at Studio 54 in New York, March 10, 2014. A little more than 16 years after it first opened, and only a decade after it closed, it feels as if the popular Roundabout Theater Company production of "Cabaret" never left Studio 54, where it reopened on Thursday night. (Sara Krulwich/The New York Times)

‘Cabaret’ Packs a Harsh Political Punch

‘Cabaret’ Packs a Harsh Political Punch

You have a few days left to see the Tony-winning Roundabout Theatre Company production of Cabaret, directed by Sam Mendes, at Manhattan’s Studio 54. (The final performance is on March 29.)The acclaimed restaging of the 1998 revival saw the return ...

Enjoy the wonderful music and staging of Kander and Ebb’s classic musical for sure, but it is more potent for what it reveals about apathy and totalitarianism.

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Fashion’s Most Scandalous Moments

Fashion’s Most Scandalous Moments

In a world where people dress so norm-core­ingly that a wardrobe malfunction is about as close as one gets to a true sartorial scandal, and where avant garde designers have become so consistent that even their designs now seem quite obvious (to th...

It might seem un-shocking now, but in 1971 Yves Saint Laurent caused outrage with his “Liberation” collection of wartime-inspired designs.

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Richard III’s Rock-Star Burial

Richard III’s Rock-Star Burial

On Thursday, a king of England will be buried for the second time in his green and pleasant land.This time, however, as a nation, we’ll be doing it right.More than 500 years after his death in August 1485, King Richard III, the last Plantagenet ki...

He was reviled in life, but now, over 500 years after his death, Richard III is being reburied—and with a great swell of public affection.

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Would You Buy Hitler’s Art for $30,000?

Would You Buy Hitler’s Art for $30,000?

Adolf Hitler’s affiliation with the art world is one of terror and destruction, much like his reputation in general. He was setting fire to books and destroying modern artworks long before he turned to “purifying” the world’s race through one of t...

He is one of the most reviled figures in history, yet there remains a booming market in the artworks of the teenage Adolf Hitler.

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Fashion’s Most Scandalous Moments

Fashion’s Most Scandalous Moments

In a world where people dress so norm-core­ingly that a wardrobe malfunction is about as close as one gets to a true sartorial scandal, and where avant garde designers have become so consistent that even their designs now seem quite obvious (to th...

It might seem un-shocking now, but in 1971 Yves Saint Laurent caused outrage with his “Liberation” collection of wartime-inspired designs.

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Charles and Andrew: Royal Princes at War

Charles and Andrew: Royal Princes at War

As Prince Charles returns from his triumphant tour of the United States, including an historic meeting with President Barack Obama, there is an undeniable sense that the man who has for so long struggled on the international stage—derided as a qua...

Charles doesn’t like Andrew’s proximity to scandal, and Andrew doesn’t like Charles trying to edge him off center stage. Now the two aren’t even on speaking terms.

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The Bikini Body Vs. the Banana Girl

The Bikini Body Vs. the Banana Girl

Call it a battle of the fittest. Two popular fitness gurus are going head-to-head in Australia’s Supreme Court.Kayla Itsines, the 23-year-old brainchild behind Bikini Body Guide, has sued Leanne Ratcliffe (aka “Freelee the Banana Girl”) and her pa...

Two popular fitness gurus are going head-to-head in Australia’s Supreme Court in a vicious defamation suit that seems more toxic than life-enhancing.

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America, It’s Time to Speak ‘British’

America, It’s Time to Speak ‘British’

Poor James Corden. The knives are out already before the British TV star takes the helm of CBS’s Late, Late Show on Monday night.Early reports from the show’s taping have been positive. But to add to the general complaint that Americans don’t know...

Brit James Corden takes over the ‘Late, Late Show’ on Monday night, with early, negative rumblings about his accent. Sorry, America: We don’t all speak like ‘Downton Abbey.’

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Charles and Andrew: Royal Princes at War

Charles and Andrew: Royal Princes at War

As Prince Charles returns from his triumphant tour of the United States, including an historic meeting with President Barack Obama, there is an undeniable sense that the man who has for so long struggled on the international stage—derided as a qua...

Charles doesn’t like Andrew’s proximity to scandal, and Andrew doesn’t like Charles trying to edge him off center stage. Now the two aren’t even on speaking terms.

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Honest Abe and the Children of Abraham

Honest Abe and the Children of Abraham

Honest Abe and the Children of Abraham

Abraham Lincoln and the Jews don’t exactly go together in the popular imagination like bagels and lox. While Lincoln has been championed as a Moses leading African Americans out of slavery, the 16th president’s ties to the Tribe have not been well...

At a time when anti-Semitism was the norm, Abraham Lincoln not only treated Jews with respect but counted many of them as close friends.

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  • Soldiers march past the podium during a military parade to celebrate the centenary of the birth of DPRK's founder Kim Il-sung in Pyongyang April 15, 2012. DPRK's new leader Kim Jong Un delivered his first major public speech on Sunday as the country celebrated the centenary of its founder's birth. Picture taken April 15, 2012. REUTERS/Stringer (NORTH KOREA - Tags: POLITICS ANNIVERSARY MILITARY) CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA - RTR30SI2

    When the Hermit Kingdom Turned Ugly

    When the Hermit Kingdom Turned Ugly

    Just a few months after the end of the Korean War, a bright, well-dressed young man named Kenneth Rowe matriculated at the University of Delaware to study engineering. Although only a little older than most of his classmates (he was 22 at the time...

    Blaine Harden recounts the fractured fairy-tale origins of North Korea through the stories of the Stalinist tyrant Kim Il Sung and fighter pilot No Kum Sok, who fled the kingdom.

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A Darkly Comic Plague on All Our Houses

A Darkly Comic Plague on All Our Houses

The weather is certainly biblical in Jill Ciment’s funny, scary new novel, Act of God: three-and-a-half weeks of 100-plus-degree temperatures followed by 48 inches of rain in five days. And the glowing mushroom first spotted in a Williamsburg row ...

Jill Ciment’s satirical but ultimately humane new novel conjures a supermold plague that ruins the lives of thousands of Brooklynites in this tragicomedy of errors.

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Apple Corporation Chief Executive Officer Steve Jobs introduces the new operating system, OS 10.5 "Leopard" to the crowd at the Apple 2006 Worldwide Development Conference at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California, August 7, 2006. REUTERS/Dino Vournas (UNITED STATES) - RTR1G6MM

Steve Jobs: ‘F*ck Neil Young’

Steve Jobs: ‘F*ck Neil Young’

The latest Steve Jobs biography was supposed to be more favorable than the last but the Apple founder comes over as a spoilt brat with anger issues and a host of bizarre personal grudges.Jobs authorized and cooperated with Walter Isaacson for the ...

Grudges against Neil Young and Google, ripping off Bill Gates and Tim Cook’s toxic dumping—the most interesting bits of a new book on Steve Jobs.

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Members of her the battered Illinois National Guard, 15444 Transportation Company, return home to the small town of Paris, Ilinois. During the unit's deployment, the town raised money in order to armor the unit's vehicles only to be told by the Pentagon that this was not permitted. For the homecoming on Tuesday, factories and schools in town were let out early. Homes were decorated with cardboard cut outs of soldiers. More than 5,000 people lined the streets as the unit marched passed the Paris High School to the County Courthouse.

I Didn’t Believe My PTSD Diagnosis

I Didn’t Believe My PTSD Diagnosis

When a counselor told me I was exhibiting symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, I said that that was absurd.After a reporting trip that involved witnessing sexual violence-related incidents and being sexually harassed and threatened, I had t...

Trauma and its deleterious effects are often associated in the popular imagination with veterans. A new book shows that it actually affects large swaths of the population.

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A Darkly Comic Plague on All Our Houses

A Darkly Comic Plague on All Our Houses

The weather is certainly biblical in Jill Ciment’s funny, scary new novel, Act of God: three-and-a-half weeks of 100-plus-degree temperatures followed by 48 inches of rain in five days. And the glowing mushroom first spotted in a Williamsburg row ...

Jill Ciment’s satirical but ultimately humane new novel conjures a supermold plague that ruins the lives of thousands of Brooklynites in this tragicomedy of errors.

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Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair arrives before giving evidence before the Leveson Inquiry into the ethics and practices of the media at the High Court in central London May 28, 2012. Tony Blair's decision to openly court Rupert Murdoch to win power and ensure favourable coverage during his decade-long tenure as British prime minister will come under scrutiny when he faces a media inquiry on Monday.  REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth (BRITAIN - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) - RTR32QCM

Blair’s Cash Lust Driven by Clinton Envy

Blair’s Cash Lust Driven by Clinton Envy

Tony Blair’s willingness to take millions of dollars in consultancy fees from some of the world’s most repressive regimes is inspired by an intense jealousy of Bill Clinton, according to the author of the first forensic account of his post-prime m...

Motivated by jealousy over Bill Clinton’s cash haul, Tony Blair has used his nomination as a Middle East peace envoy to enrich himself and JP Morgan, a new book claims.

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The Man Who Brought Eloise to Life

The Man Who Brought Eloise to Life

When I was a little girl, I loved and looked up to many females: Melissa Joan Hart, the Olsen Twins, the Spice Girls. But more than any, I loved Eloise. And at 25, I still do.Unlike the other ladies in that litany, Eloise is not an actual human. T...

The new documentary It’s Me, Hilary: The Man Who Drew Eloise is Lena Dunham’s loving ode to Eloise, the celebrated children’s books about a girl living in New York’s Plaza Hotel.

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Will You Be Murdered By a Robot?

Will You Be Murdered By a Robot?

With a bit of technical knowledge and a good imagination, any malevolent person may soon be able to eradicate the human race. This is a mildly exaggerated version of a fundamental claim in The Future of Violence: Robots and Germs, Hackers and Dron...

Frightening but never fear-mongering, the information supplied by the authors of ‘The Future of Violence’ posits a tomorrow full of techno-threats demanding discerning vigilance.

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Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair arrives before giving evidence before the Leveson Inquiry into the ethics and practices of the media at the High Court in central London May 28, 2012. Tony Blair's decision to openly court Rupert Murdoch to win power and ensure favourable coverage during his decade-long tenure as British prime minister will come under scrutiny when he faces a media inquiry on Monday.  REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth (BRITAIN - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) - RTR32QCM

Blair’s Cash Lust Driven by Clinton Envy

Blair’s Cash Lust Driven by Clinton Envy

Tony Blair’s willingness to take millions of dollars in consultancy fees from some of the world’s most repressive regimes is inspired by an intense jealousy of Bill Clinton, according to the author of the first forensic account of his post-prime m...

Motivated by jealousy over Bill Clinton’s cash haul, Tony Blair has used his nomination as a Middle East peace envoy to enrich himself and JP Morgan, a new book claims.

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