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    Former Florida governor Jeb Bush delivers remarks at Florida Gov. Rick Scott's Economic Growth Summit on Tuesday, June 2, 2015, at the Yacht & Beach Club Convention Center at Walt Disney in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel/TNS via Getty Images)

    Jeb: NSA Critics Are Making Us Unsafe

    Jeb: NSA Critics Are Making Us Unsafe

    Jeb Bush isn’t going to be nice forever, and he thinks NSA criticism endangers the country.The former governor said as much to a home-state crowd in an opulent Disney World ballroom on Tuesday, hinting that his soon-to-be campaign is gearing up to...

    No more Mr. Nice Jeb. During a speech at a Florida candidate forum, Bush lashed out at Republicans who sidelined parts of the Patriot Act.

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    Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee addresses attendees during an economic summit hosted by Florida Gov. Rick Scott in Orlando, Florida, June 2, 2015.

    Huck: New Yorkers Will Ruin Florida

    Huck: New Yorkers Will Ruin Florida

    During a speech in the happiest place on Earth, Mike Huckabee confessed his was filled with concern.His worry?New Yorkers might wreck Florida, he told the crowd assembled at a Disney World resort for Florida Governor Rick Scott’s first cattle call...

    Huckabee afraid New Yorkers are going to bring their East Coast sentiments to Florida.

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    Only the GOP Can Fix the Spying Mess

    Only the GOP Can Fix the Spying Mess

    However short the current reprieve from three expired and generally useless provisions in the Patriot Act turns out to be, this much seems certain: It’s going to take a solid Republican majority to toss out the most hysterical aspects of post-9/11...

    It’s a good sign they’re fighting over the Patriot Act—it shows they’re coming out of their 9/11-induced fog. Now they have to kill the law’s most hysterical provisions for good.

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    Former Florida governor Jeb Bush delivers remarks at Florida Gov. Rick Scott's Economic Growth Summit on Tuesday, June 2, 2015, at the Yacht & Beach Club Convention Center at Walt Disney in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel/TNS via Getty Images)

    Jeb: NSA Critics Are Making Us Unsafe

    Jeb: NSA Critics Are Making Us Unsafe

    Jeb Bush isn’t going to be nice forever, and he thinks NSA criticism endangers the country.The former governor said as much to a home-state crowd in an opulent Disney World ballroom on Tuesday, hinting that his soon-to-be campaign is gearing up to...

    No more Mr. Nice Jeb. During a speech at a Florida candidate forum, Bush lashed out at Republicans who sidelined parts of the Patriot Act.

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    Democratic presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) smiles in reaction to a question from the audience during a town-hall campaign stop at New England College in Concord, New Hampshire May 27, 2015.    REUTERS/Brian Snyder - RTX1ET3U

    Understanding Bernie’s Strange Allure

    Understanding Bernie’s Strange Allure

    So Bernie Sanders is lighting it up in Iowa, reports the Times, knockin’ ’em dead, outdrawing Jeb Bush and all the Republicans.The excitement is palpable. And yet, I will make a prediction to you now. Sanders will win one primary: Vermont. If I’m ...

    Why Sanders draws the crowds, excites the base, polls relatively well—and still won’t make much of an impact in 2016.

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    Muslim woman Samantha Elauf, who was denied a sales job at an Abercrombie Kids store in Tulsa in 2008, is pictured at the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, February 25, 2015. The court on Wednesday considered whether Elauf, who wears a head scarf, or hijab, was required to specifically request a religious accommodation at her job interview at the store in Tulsa in 2008 when she was 17. The company denied Elauf the job on the grounds that wearing the scarf violated its "look policy" for members of the sales staff. REUTERS/Jim Bourg (UNITED STATES  - Tags: POLITICS LAW BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT RELIGION) - RTR4R51B

    Abercrombie Discriminated Against Muslim

    Abercrombie Discriminated Against Muslim

    Abercrombie & Fitch is known for its shirtless male models, but it might have to get used to women in headscarves.The Supreme Court ruled today that the iconic retailer discriminated against a job applicant, Samantha Elauf, when they refused t...

    The company wouldn’t allow a prospective employee to wear a headscarf. The Supreme Court confirmed today that this is, in fact, discrimination.

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    Rita Ora Picks Her ‘Poison’

    Rita Ora Picks Her ‘Poison’

    After being a judge on The Voice UK, and a stint as Christian Grey’s sister, Rita Ora has returned pop music with her second album and a new video for her single “Poison.” In the clip, Ora plays a young woman plucked from obscurity by a fashion ph...

    Pop star’s new video set in the fashion world.

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    How Cheech & Chong Changed the Movies

    How Cheech & Chong Changed the Movies

    “Making your first movie is like having sex for the first time,” says Cheech Marin, half of the famed stoner comedy team Cheech and Chong. “It may not be the best you’ll ever do, but man, it is sure the first.”The Academy of Motion Picture Arts an...

    AMPAS-produced mini-doc traces the legacy of the stoner comedy duo’s debut film, ‘Up in Smoke.’

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    Groundbreaking Transgender Celebrities

    Groundbreaking Transgender Celebrities

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    Behind the Scenes at ‘Drag Race’

    Behind the Scenes at ‘Drag Race’

    If ecstatic applause and gay drunken enthusiasm could win people awards, then Boston drag queen Katya Zamolodchikova would be $100,000 richer.But despite her deafeningly apparent status as fan favorite—at least among the few thousand New York City...

    Violet Chachki may have been crowned America’s Next Drag Superstar, but one thing couldn't be more clear: The gays love themselves a certain Russian hooker drag queen.

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    How Cheech & Chong Changed the Movies

    How Cheech & Chong Changed the Movies

    “Making your first movie is like having sex for the first time,” says Cheech Marin, half of the famed stoner comedy team Cheech and Chong. “It may not be the best you’ll ever do, but man, it is sure the first.”The Academy of Motion Picture Arts an...

    AMPAS-produced mini-doc traces the legacy of the stoner comedy duo’s debut film, ‘Up in Smoke.’

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    If Wes Anderson Directed ‘The Shining...

    If Wes Anderson Directed ‘The Shining...

    Wes Anderson and the late Stanley Kubrick are two of the biggest perfectionists ever to work in Hollywood. The similarities between the two are numerous: their attention to the most minute details, obsession with symmetry, quirky senses of humor, ...

    “The Grand Overlook Hotel” is a seamless mashup of Kubrick classic horror and Anderson’s “Grand Budapest Hotel.”

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    The Overlooked, All-Black ‘Magic Mike’

    The Overlooked, All-Black ‘Magic Mike’

    It takes Chocolate City, AKA the black Magic Mike, just under a minute to name-drop Channing Tatum’s $167 million-grossing male stripper opus.“Y’all seen Magic Mike, right?” murmurs emcee and boss man Princeton (Michael Jai White), the Matthew McC...

    The African-American answer to the whitewashed male stripper flick Magic Mike has flown almost completely under the radar.

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    White Rappers: Stop Using the N-Word

    White Rappers: Stop Using the N-Word

    Chet Hanks, the eldest son of Hollywood superstar Tom Hanks and his wife, actress Rita Wilson, raised eyebrows this weekend when the 24-year old used the “N-word” on Instagram. Hanks, who had a minor role in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Cr...

    Tom Hanks’s rapper-son Chet Haze caused a stir when he used the term “niggaz” on his Instagram feed.

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    If Wes Anderson Directed ‘The Shining...

    If Wes Anderson Directed ‘The Shining...

    Wes Anderson and the late Stanley Kubrick are two of the biggest perfectionists ever to work in Hollywood. The similarities between the two are numerous: their attention to the most minute details, obsession with symmetry, quirky senses of humor, ...

    “The Grand Overlook Hotel” is a seamless mashup of Kubrick classic horror and Anderson’s “Grand Budapest Hotel.”

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    World News

    FIFA President Sepp Blatter speaks during a press conference at the headquarters of the world's football governing body in Zurich on June 2, 2015. Blatter resigned as president of FIFA as a mounting corruption scandal engulfed world football's governing body. The 79-year-old Swiss official, FIFA president for 17 years and only reelected days ago, said a special congress would be called to elect a successor. AFP PHOTO / VALERIANO DI DOMENICO        (Photo credit should read VALERIANO DI DOMENICO/AFP/Getty Images)

    Russian Trolls Blame CIA for Blatter

    Russian Trolls Blame CIA for Blatter

    Written by Catherine A. Fitzpatrick for The Interpreter Sepp Blatter’s resignation as FIFA president today has prompted joy, derision, schadenfraude, and no end of dark anti-American conspiracy theorizing on social media. Nowhere have the results ...

    The wheels within wheels of FIFA’s ongoing corruption scandal.

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    FIFA President Sepp Blatter addresses a news conference at the FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, June 2, 2015.  Blatter resigned as FIFA president on Tuesday, four days after being re-elected to a fifth term. Blatter, 79, announced the decision at a news conference in Zurich, six days after the FBI raided a hotel in Zurich and arrested several FIFA officials.    REUTERS/Ruben Sprich  - RTR4YJ4S

    Qatar and Putin’s FIFA Friend Is Dead

    Qatar and Putin’s FIFA Friend Is Dead

    LONDON — Soccer’s World Cup plans were cast into chaos Tuesday as Sepp Blatter announced that he would stand down as president of FIFA. At a shock press conference just four days after he was re-elected as the most powerful man in world sports, B...

    There isn’t a bribe big enough for either of them to keep the World Cup after Sepp Blatter resigns.

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    Rescue workers carry a body from the sunken ship in the Jianli section of Yangtze River, Hubei province, China, June 2, 2015. Rescuers fought bad weather on Tuesday as they searched for more than 400 people, many of them elderly Chinese tourists, missing after a cruise boat was buffeted by a freak tornado and capsized on the Yangtze River.

    Disaster on the Yangtze River

    Disaster on the Yangtze River

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    A wounded Syrian Kurdish fighter stands in the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobane, also known as Ain al-Arab, on March 27, 2015. Islamic State (IS) fighters were driven out of Kobane on January 26 by Kurdish and allied forces. AFP PHOTO/YASIN AKGUL        (Photo credit should read YASIN AKGUL/AFP/Getty Images)

    Town Saved By US Now Run by ‘Terrorists’

    Town Saved By US Now Run by ‘Terrorists’

    SURUÇ, Turkey — Just three months ago the Kurds who called Kobani home celebrated as the last Islamic State militants were flushed from their battered border town just across the Syrian border. In a hard-won four-month battle ISIS suffered its fir...

    Fighting ISIS means hard choices. But the Obama administration shouldn’t kid itself about them. Kobani’s original inhabitants are becoming permanent refugees.

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    FIFA President Sepp Blatter addresses a news conference at the FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, June 2, 2015.  Blatter resigned as FIFA president on Tuesday, four days after being re-elected to a fifth term. Blatter, 79, announced the decision at a news conference in Zurich, six days after the FBI raided a hotel in Zurich and arrested several FIFA officials.    REUTERS/Ruben Sprich  - RTR4YJ4S

    Qatar and Putin’s FIFA Friend Is Dead

    Qatar and Putin’s FIFA Friend Is Dead

    LONDON — Soccer’s World Cup plans were cast into chaos Tuesday as Sepp Blatter announced that he would stand down as president of FIFA. At a shock press conference just four days after he was re-elected as the most powerful man in world sports, B...

    There isn’t a bribe big enough for either of them to keep the World Cup after Sepp Blatter resigns.

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    A police officer stands guard at a locker storage area at Tokyo station on June 1, 2015. The corpse of a woman that had been stuffed in a suitcase and left in a locker at one of the world's busiest train stations went undiscovered for a month, Japanese police said on June 1. The suitcase was abandoned in a locker at Tokyo Station in late April, but removed to the left-luggage storage room after no-one collected it, media reported. AFP PHOTO / Yoshikazu TSUNO        (Photo credit should read YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)

    Tokyo Granny Found Stuffed in Suitcase

    Tokyo Granny Found Stuffed in Suitcase

    TOKYO — Coin lockers in Japan aren’t just for dead babies anymore.Tokyo Station, one of Japan’s largest terminals, and “terminal” may be the best word, was plunged into chaos and confusion on Sunday when news leaked that a corpse had been left beh...

    There are laws in Japan against disposing of bodies improperly, but funerals are expensive, and people are creative.

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    A fighter of the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) fires an anti-aircraft weapon from Tel Tawil village in the direction of Islamic State fighters positioned in the countryside of the town of Tel Tamr February 25, 2015. Kurdish militia pressed an offensive against Islamic State in northeast Syria on Wednesday, cutting one of its supply lines from Iraq, as fears mounted for dozens of Christians abducted by the hardline group. The Assyrian Christians were taken from villages near the town of Tel Tamr, some 20 km (12 miles) to the northwest of the city of Hasaka. There has been no word on their fate. There have been conflicting reports on where the Christians had been taken. REUTERS/Rodi Said (SYRIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) - RTR4R690

    It’s Time for Troops to Kick ISIS’s A**

    It’s Time for Troops to Kick ISIS’s A**

    ISIS is truly winning. It’s that simple. And unless we change our approach, it will continue to take more land, grow in recruits, and slaughter more people, especially Muslims, on a daily basis.That’s not just my sentiment, but also the view of La...

    I don’t want to sound like a neocon, and troops aren’t the only answer. But enough’s enough. People need help that only we can provide.

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    A girl holds a candle during a vigil for the girls who were abducted from a secondary school in Chibok, on the anniversary of their abduction in Abuja April 14, 2015. Nigeria's President-elect Muhammadu Buhari vowed on Tuesday to make every effort to free more than 200 schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram militants a year ago but admitted it was not clear whether they would ever be found.  REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde 


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    The World’s Hardest Country for Women

    The World’s Hardest Country for Women

    ABUJA, Nigeria — At age 14, Amina should have been in school. Instead she became a bride, and six years later, living in abject poverty, she still endures the painful aftermath of the prolonged labor that led to the death of her baby during childb...

    Even without the threat of Boko Haram, the girls of northern Nigeria lead grim lives and face brutal challenges.

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    A police officer stands guard at a locker storage area at Tokyo station on June 1, 2015. The corpse of a woman that had been stuffed in a suitcase and left in a locker at one of the world's busiest train stations went undiscovered for a month, Japanese police said on June 1. The suitcase was abandoned in a locker at Tokyo Station in late April, but removed to the left-luggage storage room after no-one collected it, media reported. AFP PHOTO / Yoshikazu TSUNO        (Photo credit should read YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)

    Tokyo Granny Found Stuffed in Suitcase

    Tokyo Granny Found Stuffed in Suitcase

    TOKYO — Coin lockers in Japan aren’t just for dead babies anymore.Tokyo Station, one of Japan’s largest terminals, and “terminal” may be the best word, was plunged into chaos and confusion on Sunday when news leaked that a corpse had been left beh...

    There are laws in Japan against disposing of bodies improperly, but funerals are expensive, and people are creative.

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    Jerry Mack

    Murderer Allowed to Drive Sheriff’s Car

    Murderer Allowed to Drive Sheriff’s Car

    He was living the life after getting handed a life sentence.Inmate No. 57808 must have seemed like one trustworthy crook to Mississippi law enforcement. Without a thought he was allowed to yak on his personal contraband cellphone, tossed the keys ...

    Jerry Mack was sentenced to life for killing a man in 1994. So why was he paid to run errands and even given wheels?

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    A participant rolls a marijuana filled blunt at the 4/20 marijuana holiday in Civic Center Park in downtown Denver April 20, 2013. Thousands of marijuana enthusiasts gathered in Denver on Saturday for an annual weekend celebration of cannabis, the first such assemblage since Colorado voters legalized the recreational use of pot last fall.   REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY POLITICS) - RTXYTYC

    If Food Was Pot, Boston Would Starve

    If Food Was Pot, Boston Would Starve

    It’s been a few years since Massachusetts voters legalized the use of medical marijuana in the state and, after what translates to a comedy of errors as far as licensing and regulations, the first dispensary is finally slated to open this summer. ...

    Heavy metal may derail medical pot in Massachusetts.

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    The Simple Plan to Save Skid Row

    The Simple Plan to Save Skid Row

    By Anna Gorman, Kaiser Health NewsWill Nebbitt lives on the fifth floor of a new downtown apartment building. From his window, he has a panoramic view of the Los Angeles skyline. He can also see Skid Row, where he spent decades sleeping on the gro...

    California is proposing to use federal Medicaid dollars to usher ill homeless people into housing, arguing it’ll save taxpayers money. Critics see mission creep.

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    Jerry Mack

    Murderer Allowed to Drive Sheriff’s Car

    Murderer Allowed to Drive Sheriff’s Car

    He was living the life after getting handed a life sentence.Inmate No. 57808 must have seemed like one trustworthy crook to Mississippi law enforcement. Without a thought he was allowed to yak on his personal contraband cellphone, tossed the keys ...

    Jerry Mack was sentenced to life for killing a man in 1994. So why was he paid to run errands and even given wheels?

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    Polygamy Is More Popular Than Ever

    Polygamy Is More Popular Than Ever

    How does that nursery rhyme go? First comes love, then comes marriage, then as many concurrent marriages as you want?That may not be a completely far-fetched update of an old classic.The percentage of Americans who find polygamy to be morally acce...

    American approval ratings for polygamous marriage hover around 16 percent right now. In other words, it’s more popular than any GOP 2016 candidate.

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    One World Trade Center Time-Lapse

    One World Trade Center Time-Lapse

    One World Trade Center’s 94 stories took more than a decade to build. Watching the building’s incremental growth condensed into two minutes makes you appreciate just how massive a project it really is. The observation deck at the top of One World ...

    Eleven years of construction in two minutes.

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    Pentagon Doesn’t Know Where Anthrax Went

    Pentagon Doesn’t Know Where Anthrax Went

    Defense Department officials admitted on Tuesday that they do not know how many states or countries around the world may have received dangerous samples of live anthrax mistakenly sent from an Army lab in Utah. But they are admitting that anthrax ...

    The Defense Department admitted it sent deadly spores to three countries and 12 states—and confessed it doesn’t know who else received the lethal bacteria.

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    A participant rolls a marijuana filled blunt at the 4/20 marijuana holiday in Civic Center Park in downtown Denver April 20, 2013. Thousands of marijuana enthusiasts gathered in Denver on Saturday for an annual weekend celebration of cannabis, the first such assemblage since Colorado voters legalized the recreational use of pot last fall.   REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY POLITICS) - RTXYTYC

    If Food Was Pot, Boston Would Starve

    If Food Was Pot, Boston Would Starve

    It’s been a few years since Massachusetts voters legalized the use of medical marijuana in the state and, after what translates to a comedy of errors as far as licensing and regulations, the first dispensary is finally slated to open this summer. ...

    Heavy metal may derail medical pot in Massachusetts.

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    Polygamy Is More Popular Than Ever

    Polygamy Is More Popular Than Ever

    How does that nursery rhyme go? First comes love, then comes marriage, then as many concurrent marriages as you want?That may not be a completely far-fetched update of an old classic.The percentage of Americans who find polygamy to be morally acce...

    American approval ratings for polygamous marriage hover around 16 percent right now. In other words, it’s more popular than any GOP 2016 candidate.

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    When Animals Take Selfies

    When Animals Take Selfies

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    A participant rolls a marijuana filled blunt at the 4/20 marijuana holiday in Civic Center Park in downtown Denver April 20, 2013. Thousands of marijuana enthusiasts gathered in Denver on Saturday for an annual weekend celebration of cannabis, the first such assemblage since Colorado voters legalized the recreational use of pot last fall.   REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY POLITICS) - RTXYTYC

    If Food Was Pot, Boston Would Starve

    If Food Was Pot, Boston Would Starve

    It’s been a few years since Massachusetts voters legalized the use of medical marijuana in the state and, after what translates to a comedy of errors as far as licensing and regulations, the first dispensary is finally slated to open this summer. ...

    Heavy metal may derail medical pot in Massachusetts.

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    Attorney General of Delaware Beau Biden addresses the final session of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina September 6, 2012. REUTERS/Eric Thayer (UNITED STATES  - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)   - RTR37LFI

    The Brain Tumor That Killed Beau Biden

    The Brain Tumor That Killed Beau Biden

    On Saturday, Joseph “Beau” Biden, the son of Vice President Joe Biden and former attorney general of Delaware, died after a long battle against brain cancer. Known for his sound character, military service, and political reforms, his passing came ...

    The death of Joe Biden’s son from brain cancer sheds light on a disease that is alarmingly common in adults and routinely misunderstood.

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    America’s 80-Year Addiction to A.A.

    America’s 80-Year Addiction to A.A.

    This June, millions of recovering alcoholics will not raise a glass to celebrate the 80th anniversary of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). The centrality of toasting in our culture reflects AA’s near-impossible task. Founded in June 1935, two years after...

    Alcoholics Anonymous is part of the nation’s conflict between puritanism and libertinism.

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    Cheating on your diet

    How Lite Food Really Ruins Your Diet

    How Lite Food Really Ruins Your Diet

    With two-thirds of the US overweight or obese, more Americans are eating Nestlé’s Hot Pockets than actually taking the time to cook a healthy meal these days.According to a new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, more th...

    Food companies have sold us a highly processed bill of goods, with products marketed as healthy often larded with sugar and fat. It’s time to cheat on them.

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    Attorney General of Delaware Beau Biden addresses the final session of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina September 6, 2012. REUTERS/Eric Thayer (UNITED STATES  - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)   - RTR37LFI

    The Brain Tumor That Killed Beau Biden

    The Brain Tumor That Killed Beau Biden

    On Saturday, Joseph “Beau” Biden, the son of Vice President Joe Biden and former attorney general of Delaware, died after a long battle against brain cancer. Known for his sound character, military service, and political reforms, his passing came ...

    The death of Joe Biden’s son from brain cancer sheds light on a disease that is alarmingly common in adults and routinely misunderstood.

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    How ‘Fun Home’ Conquered Broadway

    How ‘Fun Home’ Conquered Broadway

    Over on the Great White Way, massive set pieces, jaw-dropping high kicks, and a gathering of Broadway’s biggest divas have dominated the past musical theater season.How special, then, that heading into this year’s Tony Awards the toast of the town...

    Tony nominees Beth Malone, Emily Skeggs, and Sydney Lucas discuss sexuality, fathers, and the challenge of playing Alison Bechdel in the hit lesbian-themed musical.

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    The Trans Reality Beyond Caitlyn Jenner

    The Trans Reality Beyond Caitlyn Jenner

    The most striking thing about Caitlyn Jenner’s Vanity Fair cover isn’t her beauty, although she has that in spades. It’s her serenity.Caitlyn Jenner, formerly known as Bruce, holds the gaze of Annie Leibovitz’s lens with an intriguing mixture of c...

    Yes, it’s a great ‘Vanity Fair’ cover image. But Jenner’s less privileged transgender peers all too often endure unemployment, homelessness, poverty, suicide, and violence.

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    Britain's Queen Elizabeth holds an umbrella as she stands in the rain during her visit to Lancaster Castle in Lancaster, Britain May 29, 2015. REUTERS/Andrew Yates  - RTR4Y0BB

    What Really Happens When the Queen Dies?

    What Really Happens When the Queen Dies?

    Sixty-two years ago today, on 2 June 1953, Queen Elizabeth was crowned in Westminster Abbey.It has certainly been a long and glorious reign. But, given that these days even the royals have to pay taxes, we can also be fairly sure that someday the ...

    The machinery of succession will move swiftly into gear upon Queen Elizabeth’s death—even if many people aren’t that keen on the idea of Prince Charles as king.

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    SECRETS & WIVES -- Pictured: (l-r) Andi Black, Amy Miller -- (Photo by: Barbara Nitke/Bravo)

    Long Island Gets Some Real Housewives

    Long Island Gets Some Real Housewives

    “Obviously, I’ve had my boobs done. They speak for themselves. They walk on their own,” a tan, blond, middle-aged mom giddily told a Bravo film crew.It happened to be Liza Sandler on Bravo’s latest reality television venture, Secrets and Wives, wh...

    Bravo’s latest reality show, featuring yet another group of women relentlessly warring over cocktails, is a depressing mess.

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    The Trans Reality Beyond Caitlyn Jenner

    The Trans Reality Beyond Caitlyn Jenner

    The most striking thing about Caitlyn Jenner’s Vanity Fair cover isn’t her beauty, although she has that in spades. It’s her serenity.Caitlyn Jenner, formerly known as Bruce, holds the gaze of Annie Leibovitz’s lens with an intriguing mixture of c...

    Yes, it’s a great ‘Vanity Fair’ cover image. But Jenner’s less privileged transgender peers all too often endure unemployment, homelessness, poverty, suicide, and violence.

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    Musician Adam Levine of the band Maroon 5 performs at the Maroon 5 Video Shoot for "Moves Like Jagger" with Christina Aguilera on July 8, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for A&M/Octone)

    The Meaning of Adam Levine’s Perfect Ass

    The Meaning of Adam Levine’s Perfect Ass

    At approximately 25 seconds into “This Summer’s Gonna Hurt like a Motherf**ker,” Adam Levine drops his towel and reveals the perfect ass that many women and men have long fantasized about.While the Maroon 5 frontman’s natural flick of the wrist as...

    Adam Levine is the latest male celebrity to strip off and apparently enjoy all the sexual objectification flowing his way. What has made men such shameless peacocks?

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    Goodbye, Bruce Jenner. Hello, Caitlyn!

    Goodbye, Bruce Jenner. Hello, Caitlyn!

    The tantalizing “her” referred to in Diane Sawyer’s interview with Bruce Jenner in April, but not seen, is now very visibly her.Bruce Jenner is now Caitlyn Jenner, and as shot for the July cover of Vanity Fair by Annie Leibovitz wearing a white co...

    Beneath the glamorized Annie Leibovitz photo is a powerful story about her youthful gender dysphoria, the Kardashians, and much more.

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    Spain's Queen Letizia walks with El Salvador's Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs Jaime Miranda after her arrival for an official visit, at the Oscar Arnulfo Romero International Airport in Comalapa, El Salvador, May 26, 2015. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas - RTX1EO17

    ‘Too Thin’ Queen Letizia Under Attack

    ‘Too Thin’ Queen Letizia Under Attack

    Speculation that Queen Letizia of Spain might be struggling with her weight has been swirling throughout European society circles for the last couple of months.“Everyone has been saying all year that Letizia is looking severely underweight again,”...

    After she was photographed looking extremely thin while visiting Honduras, reports of Letizia’s falling weight fail to mention the hyper-critical universe she has to navigate.

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    Musician Adam Levine of the band Maroon 5 performs at the Maroon 5 Video Shoot for "Moves Like Jagger" with Christina Aguilera on July 8, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for A&M/Octone)

    The Meaning of Adam Levine’s Perfect Ass

    The Meaning of Adam Levine’s Perfect Ass

    At approximately 25 seconds into “This Summer’s Gonna Hurt like a Motherf**ker,” Adam Levine drops his towel and reveals the perfect ass that many women and men have long fantasized about.While the Maroon 5 frontman’s natural flick of the wrist as...

    Adam Levine is the latest male celebrity to strip off and apparently enjoy all the sexual objectification flowing his way. What has made men such shameless peacocks?

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    The Week’s Best Longreads

    The Week’s Best Longreads

    Many thanks to our friends at Longreads who inspire us every week.The Wrath of Grapes By Bruce Schoenfeld, New York Times Magazine A band of upstart winemakers is trying to redefine what California wine should taste like—and enraging America’s...

    Wine wars, water crises and Marvel reboots. The Daily Beast picks the best journalism from around the web this week.

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      Nazi Jokes, Sex Addiction, and Murder

      Nazi Jokes, Sex Addiction, and Murder

      Fifty years ago my dad was the host of the number one radio show in the number two market in the country. He was, to the late ’50s and early ’60s morning drive in Los Angeles, what would much later become the province of Howard Stern and Don Imus....

      Bob Crane was the star of “Hogan’s Heroes,” the ’60s sitcom about WWII POWs, and a sex addict, and the victim of an unsolved murder. His son still sifts the weird fallout of celebrity.

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    On the Hunt for Son of Sam

    On the Hunt for Son of Sam

    We put the letter on the table and read it again. In his opening paragraph he writes:“Hello from the gutters of N.Y.C. which are filled with dog manure, vomit, stale wine, urine, and blood. Hello from the sewer of N.Y.C. which swallow up these del...

    In which the notorious serial killer taunts Jimmy.

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    When 4 Million Tweens Know Your Name

    When 4 Million Tweens Know Your Name

    Millennials may not have God—but they do have YouTube.While baby boomers may wring their hands about what they see as oversharing and over the top vanity on social networks like YouTube and Instagram (looking at you, David Brooks), they fail to gr...

    Joey Graceffa was a bullied, lonely teenager, and then he took to YouTube and became a star. Now he’s published a memoir recounting his journey—and coming out to his fans.

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    Presidential fanfiction erotica + author interview

    The Fake Sex Lives of Dead Presidents

    The Fake Sex Lives of Dead Presidents

    If walking through the Hall of Presidents or staring at Mount Rushmore has always left you a little hot and bothered, there’s a new erotica series for you (warning: explicit content up ahead).More specially, if you fantasize about Abraham Lincoln ...

    The character Ilene Cumberbatch has been imagining sleeping her way, as explicitly as possible, through all the U.S. presidents. Her creator is a heterosexual man.

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    On the Hunt for Son of Sam

    On the Hunt for Son of Sam

    We put the letter on the table and read it again. In his opening paragraph he writes:“Hello from the gutters of N.Y.C. which are filled with dog manure, vomit, stale wine, urine, and blood. Hello from the sewer of N.Y.C. which swallow up these del...

    In which the notorious serial killer taunts Jimmy.

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    Vanessa Place’s Race Controversy

    Racist to Tweet ‘Gone With the Wind’?

    Racist to Tweet ‘Gone With the Wind’?

    Since 2009, Vanessa Place has been tweeting Margaret Mitchell’s Gone With the Wind, word for word.As of Wednesday, she was nearing the end of Chapter 60, with only three chapters remaining.Place’s intention is to stir up controversy around the rac...

    Vanessa Place says her latest project is intended to explore ‘Gone With The Wind’s’ prejudice—except she has ended up being accused of being a racist.

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    Author Germaine Greer gestures at a media launch in Melbourne August 21, 2008. Greer is the keynote speaker at the Melbourne Writers Festival which begins on August 22.

    Germaine Greer Vs. The Modern World

    Germaine Greer Vs. The Modern World

    You’d think Germaine Greer, one of the most famous and revered feminist icons of the 20th century, and pop star Elton John might have something in common. They’re both pop-cultural lightning conductors, embraced by the mainstream, yet proudly, ind...

    The author of “The Female Eunuch” just attacked Elton John and David Furnish as parents—the latest in a long line of intemperate denunciations. What’s her beef?

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    Chuck Palahniuk, author of Fight Club and Fight Club 2, the Graphic Novel during an interview at the London New York hotel in New York City, NY.

    ‘Fight Club’s’ Twisted Mastermind

    ‘Fight Club’s’ Twisted Mastermind

    Chuck Palahniuk exploded onto the literary scene in 1996 with his novel Fight Club, a raging anti-commercialism polemic and outlet to his inner anger. With the release of David Fincher’s 1999 film adaptation, he—like the film—became a looming cult...

    Chuck Palahniuk, acclaimed author of ‘Fight Club’ and ‘Choke,’ opens up about his new comic book ‘Fight Club 2’ and short story ‘Expedition’—a prequel to the first ‘Fight Club’ novel.

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    Vanessa Place’s Race Controversy

    Racist to Tweet ‘Gone With the Wind’?

    Racist to Tweet ‘Gone With the Wind’?

    Since 2009, Vanessa Place has been tweeting Margaret Mitchell’s Gone With the Wind, word for word.As of Wednesday, she was nearing the end of Chapter 60, with only three chapters remaining.Place’s intention is to stir up controversy around the rac...

    Vanessa Place says her latest project is intended to explore ‘Gone With The Wind’s’ prejudice—except she has ended up being accused of being a racist.

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