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    Jeb Bush’s Big Lehman Brothers Problem

    Jeb Bush’s Big Lehman Brothers Problem

    Jeb Bush’s Big Lehman Brothers Problem

    Jeb Bush says he released 33 years of tax returns this week because he wants to be the most transparent candidate to run for president in 2016. But if that’s really the case, why is he continuing to obfuscate some of his most lucrative and potenti...

    Why won’t the Republican hopeful come clean about his involvement with two of Wall Street’s biggest banks?

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    Hillary's focus on the gay community during her years as Sec of State, despite being officially anti-marriage until last year

    Hillary Emails Detail Gay Rights Battle

    Hillary Emails Detail Gay Rights Battle

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton did not openly support gay marriage in 2009, but according to a new set of emails released by the State Department, she was dedicated to expanding gay rights both domestically and abroad from the beginning of her...

    Clinton may not have ‘evolved’ on marriage until 2013, but as secretary of state, she fought to make LGBT people part of her department’s mission, according to newly released emails.

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    Hollywood's Freebies for U.S. Gov't

    Hollywood’s Freebies for U.S. Gov’t

    Hollywood’s Freebies for U.S. Gov’t

    By Robert Faturechi, ProPublicaHollywood’s efforts to win political clout have always stretched across the country, from glitzy campaign fundraisers in Beverly Hills to cocktail parties with power brokers in Washington.Last year, the film industry...

    Four U.S. embassies got upgraded screening rooms last year, paid for by the lobbying arm of the big studios. The industry and the government say there were no strings attached.

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    Jeb Bush’s Big Lehman Brothers Problem

    Jeb Bush’s Big Lehman Brothers Problem

    Jeb Bush’s Big Lehman Brothers Problem

    Jeb Bush says he released 33 years of tax returns this week because he wants to be the most transparent candidate to run for president in 2016. But if that’s really the case, why is he continuing to obfuscate some of his most lucrative and potenti...

    Why won’t the Republican hopeful come clean about his involvement with two of Wall Street’s biggest banks?

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    DOVER, DE - JUNE 21:  Stephan Jenkins of Third Eye Blind performs onstage during day 3 of the Firefly Music Festival on June 21, 2014 in Dover, Delaware.  (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Firefly Music Festival)

    Man From ’90s Band Has Plan to Fix U.S.

    Man From ’90s Band Has Plan to Fix U.S.

    Here is what happens when political reporters hang out with Stephan Jenkins of Third Eye Blind and everyone is drunk.Our group consisted of journalists from The Washington Post, Mother Jones magazine, The Daily Beast, Bloomberg, The Huffington Pos...

    Stephan Jenkins has some thoughts on, Saudi Arabia, Marco Rubio, Assad, President Obama, ISIS, Hillary Clinton, Iraq, and libertarians.

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    How Jeb Got Real Rich, Real Fast

    How Jeb Got Real Rich, Real Fast

    Ever wonder how much Jeb! Bush paid in taxes? Then this might be the most glorious night of your life. Late this afternoon—and a few minutes ahead of schedule—Jeb Bush released a cache of tax returns, starting in 1981.Bush’s income skyrocketed aft...

    Jeb Bush wants you to see how much money he made over three decades—and to judge Hillary for paying less in taxes than him.

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    Entertainment

    Swim with a Sea Turtle (VIDEO)

    Swim with a Sea Turtle (VIDEO)

    Take a tour through the Great Barrier Reef, from a sea turtle’s perspective. The World Wildlife Fund captured this footage of a turtle with a GoPro on its back—it’s as if your riding atop the turtle as it explores its neighborhood.

    A guided tour of the Great Barrier Reef.

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    Andy Grammer poses for a portrait at radio station Y 100 on February 17, 2015 in Miami, Florida

    The Story Behind 2015’s Catchiest Song

    The Story Behind 2015’s Catchiest Song

    There’s a song you’ve heard this summer. A lot.It’s the one with the foot-stomping driving beat and the get-on-your-feet claps. It’s got those “nah nahs” in the chorus that earworm into your brain, its receptors subsequently branding an instant sm...

    Singer-songwriter Andy Grammer tells us how a catchy hook and some relentless positivity helped turn his hit song ‘Honey, I’m Good’—almost improbably—into this year’s ‘Happy.’

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    Terminator Genisys goes out of its way to destroy previous Terminator plots

    One ‘Terminator’ to Rule Them All

    One ‘Terminator’ to Rule Them All

    Earlier this month, James Cameron claimed that Terminator Genisys, the fifth entry in a sci-fi franchise he created with 1984’s The Terminator and 1991’s Terminator 2: Judgment Day, was “in my mind…the third film.” It was a bold endorsement of a f...

    The latest ‘Terminator’ film completely blows up the series’ storyline, terminating the memory of Cameron’s beloved sci-fi classics.

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    The ‘Hazzard’ of Banning Everything

    Ban Everything, Learn Nothing

    Ban Everything, Learn Nothing

    What is achieved by activist Bree Newsome scaling the flagpole outside the South Carolina statehouse, and removing the Confederate flag?Everything.What is achieved by TV Land banning reruns of The Dukes of Hazzard?Nothing.The first was a courageou...

    TV Land has banned re-runs of ‘The Dukes of Hazzard’ because of the General Lee’s Confederate flag design. Is our ‘banning’ culture out of control?

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    Andy Grammer poses for a portrait at radio station Y 100 on February 17, 2015 in Miami, Florida

    The Story Behind 2015’s Catchiest Song

    The Story Behind 2015’s Catchiest Song

    There’s a song you’ve heard this summer. A lot.It’s the one with the foot-stomping driving beat and the get-on-your-feet claps. It’s got those “nah nahs” in the chorus that earworm into your brain, its receptors subsequently branding an instant sm...

    Singer-songwriter Andy Grammer tells us how a catchy hook and some relentless positivity helped turn his hit song ‘Honey, I’m Good’—almost improbably—into this year’s ‘Happy.’

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    Colbert and Eminem On Public Access TV!

    Colbert and Eminem On Public Access TV!

    In this age of around-the-clock news cycles, paparazzi and instant updates, it’s rare that something has the ability to genuinely surprise us. Stephen Colbert did just that earlier today when he hosted Michigan public access TV show Only in Monroe...

    As great as that sounds, it’s even better.

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    Comedian Jim Carrey arrives at the Ed Sullivan Theater in Manhattan to take part in the taping of tonight's final edition of "The Late Show" with David Letterman in New York May 20, 2015.

    Jim Carrey’s Descent into Madness

    Jim Carrey’s Descent into Madness

    Jim Carrey is the latest ’90s star to fall from grace. The Ace Ventura actor and former comedy kingpin is acting like he’s been hit in the head with Diddy’s kettlebell. Carrey and his ex-partner Jenny McCarthy have long been at the forefront of th...

    From that Emma Stone video to his imaginary deity ‘Baba’ to his anti-vaxxer proselytizing, the ‘90s comedy legend’s bizarre behavior has reached a fever pitch.

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    Fassbinder Delivers in 'Steve Jobs'

    Fassbinder Delivers in 'Steve Jobs'

    Assembling the best talent for your team is crucial for success, be it a business like Apple, or a film about a business like Apple. As Steve Jobs himself once said, “You’re well advised to go after the cream of the cream.”The producers of the bio...

    He makes egomania and turtlenecks look good.

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    Colbert and Eminem On Public Access TV!

    Colbert and Eminem On Public Access TV!

    In this age of around-the-clock news cycles, paparazzi and instant updates, it’s rare that something has the ability to genuinely surprise us. Stephen Colbert did just that earlier today when he hosted Michigan public access TV show Only in Monroe...

    As great as that sounds, it’s even better.

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    World News

    A woman posts a flyer with information about missing women next to cardboard figures after a rally led by Mexican poet Javier Sicilia to support victims of feminicides, in Ciudad Juarez June 10, 2011. Hundreds of Mexicans began a week-long procession through Mexico on Saturday to protest the country's bloody drug war, led by Sicilia, a crusading poet whose son was murdered by suspected cartel hitmen. Human rights activists and families of victims of violence formed a peace caravan and piled into 13 buses and more than two dozen cars to set out on a 12-state tour that will end in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico's most violent drug war city on the U.S. border.

    Juarez’s Missing Girls Were Sex Slaves

    Juarez’s Missing Girls Were Sex Slaves

    In the Juárez media, it is being called the Great Trial, the first in 20 years to tackle the issue of femicides—a term for the hundreds of unsolved murders and forcible disappearances of women in the city that sits just across the Rio Grande from ...

    Hundreds of women have been murdered or simply disappeared in the city in the last five years. This case is about only 11 of them, but it’s a beginning.

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    Alan Gross & Cuba

    American Freed by Cuba, Ignored by U.S.

    American Freed by Cuba, Ignored by U.S.

    After spending more than five years in a Cuban jail, former USAID contractor Alan Gross is probably in possession of a lot of information that the United States government would like to know. How did Cuban officials become aware of his work bringi...

    Alan Gross was locked up by the Castro regime for half a decade. When he got out, no one in the U.S. government bothered to debrief him about his time in captivity.

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    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (L)  meets with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif at a hotel in Vienna, Austria June 30, 2015.  Kerry and  Zarif held a "productive" meeting in Vienna on Tuesday, the State Department said, as negotiations on curbing Iran's nuclear program were extended. REUTERS/State Department/Handout  FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS - RTX1IHEE

    A New Marital Twist to the Iran Talks

    A New Marital Twist to the Iran Talks

    By Reza HaghighatNejadAs this week’s final nuclear talks got underway, there was one uninvited guest: Maryam Imanieh, the wife of Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. She arrived at Vienna’s Palais Saxe-Coburg Hotel with Hossein Fereydoo...

    For no obvious reason, the spouse of Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has showed up at the Vienna nuclear negotiations. Is she bringing mystical inspiration?

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    An image grab released by Al-Qaeda-linked media group as-Sahab 06 January 2008 shows Adam Gadahn, an American member of Al-Qaeda and a convert to Islam who has been indicted for treason by a US jury, at an unidentified time and place. Gadahn urged Islamist militants to target US President George W. Bush "with bombs" during his trip to the Middle East next week, in a message posted online today. AFP PHOTO/DSK (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)

    Al Qaeda Trash Talks ISIS

    Al Qaeda Trash Talks ISIS

    Al Qaeda is at it again. The group is trolling ISIS, which is increasingly becoming its favorite target (next to America, of course). The trash-talk between these two is starting to rival the hype before a WWE championship wrestling match.But the ...

    Yes, it sounds funny in a sick kind of way, but al Qaeda is actually right about ISIS’s wanton murder of Muslims.

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    Alan Gross & Cuba

    American Freed by Cuba, Ignored by U.S.

    American Freed by Cuba, Ignored by U.S.

    After spending more than five years in a Cuban jail, former USAID contractor Alan Gross is probably in possession of a lot of information that the United States government would like to know. How did Cuban officials become aware of his work bringi...

    Alan Gross was locked up by the Castro regime for half a decade. When he got out, no one in the U.S. government bothered to debrief him about his time in captivity.

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    A family arrives to lay flowers at the site of a shooting attack on the beach in front of the Riu Imperial Marhaba Hotel in Port el Kantaoui, on the outskirts of Sousse south of the capital Tunis, on June 28, 2015. The Islamic State (IS) group claimed responsibility on June 27 for the massacre in the seaside resort that killed nearly 40 people, most of them British tourists, in the worst attack in the country's recent history. AFP PHOTO / KENZO TRIBOUILLARD        (Photo credit should read KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)

    Terrorists’ New Target: You

    Terrorists’ New Target: You

    The photograph of Seifeddine Rezgui that surfaced after he slaughtered dozens of mainly Western vacationers in the Tunisian resort of Sousse is a picture of beachside nonchalance. Take away the Kalashnikov held languidly in his right hand with the...

    Only good intelligence gathering can stop terror attacks before they begin, and that’s harder to do post-Snowden. Meanwhile jihadist targets are getting ever more random.

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    A Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) fighter walks near residents who had fled Tel Abyad, as they re-enter Syria from Turkey after the YPG took control of the area, at Tel Abyad town, Raqqa governorate, Syria, June 23, 2015. REUTERS/Rodi Said - RTX1HPW9

    Are Jordan and Turkey Invading Syria?

    Are Jordan and Turkey Invading Syria?

    Four years in to Syria’s civil war and same ideas keep coming up. This week, buffer zones were back in the news as they have been periodically since they were first floated in 2012 as to way to protect the civilian population from Bashar al-Assad’...

    Or are they just messaging to Obama that they’ve had enough with his non-policy?

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    Anti-austerity protesters burn a euro note during a demonstration outside the European Union (EU) offices in Athens, Greece June 28, 2015. Greece said it may impose capital controls and keep its banks shut on Monday after creditors refused to extend the country's bailout and savers queued to withdraw cash, taking Athens' standoff with the European Union and the International Monetary Fund to a dangerous new level. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis - RTX1I5FV

    The End of Greece’s European Dream?

    The End of Greece’s European Dream?

    UPDATE, 2 a.m. EDT: This story has been updated to reflect Greece going into default.It’s a seemingly nondescript photo. A middle-aged man stands withdrawing money at an ATM near the Greek Parliament in Athens. But this man is Nikos Filas, MP and ...

    At midnight, the country officially went into default, with European officials rejecting last-ditch Greek requests. A referendum looms—and a frightening future.

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    A family arrives to lay flowers at the site of a shooting attack on the beach in front of the Riu Imperial Marhaba Hotel in Port el Kantaoui, on the outskirts of Sousse south of the capital Tunis, on June 28, 2015. The Islamic State (IS) group claimed responsibility on June 27 for the massacre in the seaside resort that killed nearly 40 people, most of them British tourists, in the worst attack in the country's recent history. AFP PHOTO / KENZO TRIBOUILLARD        (Photo credit should read KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)

    Terrorists’ New Target: You

    Terrorists’ New Target: You

    The photograph of Seifeddine Rezgui that surfaced after he slaughtered dozens of mainly Western vacationers in the Tunisian resort of Sousse is a picture of beachside nonchalance. Take away the Kalashnikov held languidly in his right hand with the...

    Only good intelligence gathering can stop terror attacks before they begin, and that’s harder to do post-Snowden. Meanwhile jihadist targets are getting ever more random.

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    U.S. News

    Brooklyn's Tedious Secret Flag Burning

    Brooklyn’s Tedious Secret Flag Burning

    Brooklyn’s Tedious Secret Flag Burning

    This is what happens when you try to host a mass flag burning in Brooklyn: You don't. At least not on the day advertised on social media.Because on Wednesday evening, a horde of patriotic bikers and American-flag-hoisting hotheads crawled out...

    A group burned the American flag—but was too scared to show up to its own media circus.

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    FBI Warns U.S. Companies to Be Ready for Chinese Hack Attacks

    FBI Warns of Chinese Hack Attacks

    FBI Warns of Chinese Hack Attacks

    Within the U.S. government, there’s a debate about who’s responsible for the massive hack of federal employees’ darkest secrets. The FBI on Wednesday weighed in with its own answer, strongly implying that it was the work of China.The FBI is warnin...

    In a message obtained by The Daily Beast, the bureau strongly implies Beijing was behind the massive hack that exposed U.S. government employees’ secrets—and U.S. companies are next.

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    Cleveland cop has a terrible twitter account

    Cleveland Cop Accused Of Racist Tweets

    Cleveland Cop Accused Of Racist Tweets

    A Cleveland police officer is facing criticism from a local Islamic civil rights group over his “racist, anti-Muslim, anti-Obama, and pro-Confederate flag” Twitter posts, according to Clevaland.com.After Frank Woyma was recently promoted to Sergea...

    A Cleveland cop is under fire from an Islamic civil rights group after he posted racist and anti-Muslim tweets.

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    Brooklyn's Tedious Secret Flag Burning

    Brooklyn’s Tedious Secret Flag Burning

    Brooklyn’s Tedious Secret Flag Burning

    This is what happens when you try to host a mass flag burning in Brooklyn: You don't. At least not on the day advertised on social media.Because on Wednesday evening, a horde of patriotic bikers and American-flag-hoisting hotheads crawled out...

    A group burned the American flag—but was too scared to show up to its own media circus.

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    New York Mets Bobby Bonilla (R) is congratulated by his teammate Howard Johnson 05 April 1993 after his solo home run in the 5th inning. The Mets won their season opener 3-0 against the new expansion team, the Colorado Rockies.

    Sports Franchises That Pay You to Leave

    Sports Franchises That Pay You to Leave

    For our neighbors to the north, July 1st is Canada Day. But for Mets fans, it’s a chance to rejoice at yet another year in which ex-outfielder/third baseman Bobby Bonilla is handed a nifty check for $1,193,248.20. Amazingly, he’ll pocket this tidy...

    Bobby Bonilla gets paid $1 million per year to not play for the Mets until 2035. Somehow, other teams have wasted money in even more spectacular ways.

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    How I Escaped Becoming Dylann Roof

    How I Escaped Becoming Dylann Roof

    In 1975 Baton Rouge, when I was 16, my racist Svengali and I conspired to burn a house occupied by black people we didn’t know as revenge for the stabbing of a friend.I was certain no one in the house had done the stabbing, even though my Svengali...

    My racist parents, church, and friends told me blacks were “taking what’s ours.” I almost burned down a black family’s home in revenge.

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    Tech + Health

    Yes, the Over-the-Counter Pill Is Safe

    Yes, the Over-the-Counter Pill Is Safe

    Editor’s Note: On June 16, The Daily Beast published a post on the contraceptive pill going over-the-counter (OTC) headlined “An Over-the-Counter-Pill Isn’t Safe.” The piece, which included a pro-life OB/GYN discussing the risks, sparked a huge re...

    Pro-life OB/GYNs insist that an over-the-counter birth control puts women at risk of dangerous blood clots. Another doctor says they’re missing the point.

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    A woman holding her mobile phone walks past an advertisement for Beats headphones outside an electronic store in Tokyo August 28, 2014. Japanese household spending fell in July from a year ago, government data showed on Friday, in a sign that consumer spending is struggling to recover after an increase in the national sales tax. Picture taken August 28, 2014. REUTERS/Yuya Shino (JAPAN - Tags: BUSINESS) - RTR446D2

    Millennials Won’t Pay for Apple Music

    Millennials Won’t Pay for Apple Music

    This afternoon Apple Music launched as part of the company’s latest move to become the dominant player in a fierce game that’s shaping up to be an all out streaming music war.The stakes are high. According to the International Federation of the Ph...

    Apple officially launched its new music streaming service Tuesday with a money-based subscription that may scare off a vital 62 million-person market: millennials.

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    Rats Dream About Tomorrow’s Plans

    Rats Dream About Tomorrow’s Plans

    Humans aren’t the only ones thinking about a better tomorrow. Rats too spend their nights dreaming of their desired futures, according to new research.The study, out of the University College London (UCL), says that sleeping rats “dream” of findin...

    New research out of the University College London suggest rats dream about the future.

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    Paleos and Vegans Unite for ‘Pegan’ Diet

    Paleos and Vegans Unite for ‘Pegan’ Diet

    By Carey Rossi for Life by DailyBurn If you thought meat-loving paleo folks couldn’t have less in common with vegans, it may be hard to believe the latest trend catching the eye of nutritionists and high-profile doctors nationwide. Yes, the pegan ...

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    A woman holding her mobile phone walks past an advertisement for Beats headphones outside an electronic store in Tokyo August 28, 2014. Japanese household spending fell in July from a year ago, government data showed on Friday, in a sign that consumer spending is struggling to recover after an increase in the national sales tax. Picture taken August 28, 2014. REUTERS/Yuya Shino (JAPAN - Tags: BUSINESS) - RTR446D2

    Millennials Won’t Pay for Apple Music

    Millennials Won’t Pay for Apple Music

    This afternoon Apple Music launched as part of the company’s latest move to become the dominant player in a fierce game that’s shaping up to be an all out streaming music war.The stakes are high. According to the International Federation of the Ph...

    Apple officially launched its new music streaming service Tuesday with a money-based subscription that may scare off a vital 62 million-person market: millennials.

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 14:  A man uses 'Siri' on the new iPhone 4S after being one of the first customers in the Apple store in Covent Garden on October 14, 2011 in London, England. The widely anticipated new mobile phone from Apple has seen customers queue in cities around the world for hours to be amongst the first to buy the device.    (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

    Ask Siri What Zero Divided By Zero Is

    Ask Siri What Zero Divided By Zero Is

    Siri has always been too clever by half, yet with the new iOS 8, your iPhone’s operating system received a significant comedy upgrade.And Twitter caught on to the virtual assistant’s chicanery Monday night.If you ask Siri the following: “What’s ze...

    The Twitterverse lost their marbles Monday night over a fabulous in-joke from the tech wizards at Apple. Feel the burn.

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    The Best Way to Stop Men Making Babies

    The Best Way to Stop Men Making Babies

    The Affordable Care Act (ACA) survived another round at the highest court in the land last week.It was one of the many battles that have been fought over it., but the resounding 6-3 decision in support of the ACA may make it one of the last, at le...

    Contraception may traditionally be seen as women’s responsibility, but it may make more sense—financial included—to focus on men.

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    How the Weather Became Predictable

    Darwin’s Captain Was 1800s’ Al Roker

    Darwin’s Captain Was 1800s’ Al Roker

    Growing up, I was advised that one of the better careers to seek out was that of weatherman—they managed to get plenty wrong and yet keep their jobs.In reality, the modern weather prediction we largely take for granted is pretty reliable, certainl...

    Only in the 19th century did scientists get a grip on weather prediction, and the storms they studied often paled when compared the ferocity of the partisan infighting.

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 14:  A man uses 'Siri' on the new iPhone 4S after being one of the first customers in the Apple store in Covent Garden on October 14, 2011 in London, England. The widely anticipated new mobile phone from Apple has seen customers queue in cities around the world for hours to be amongst the first to buy the device.    (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

    Ask Siri What Zero Divided By Zero Is

    Ask Siri What Zero Divided By Zero Is

    Siri has always been too clever by half, yet with the new iOS 8, your iPhone’s operating system received a significant comedy upgrade.And Twitter caught on to the virtual assistant’s chicanery Monday night.If you ask Siri the following: “What’s ze...

    The Twitterverse lost their marbles Monday night over a fabulous in-joke from the tech wizards at Apple. Feel the burn.

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    Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Owen Paterson MP attends The British Food Fortnight's Harvest Festival service at Westminster Abbey on October 16, 2013 in London, England.

    Britain’s Deluded MPs Think They’re Sexy

    Britain’s Deluded MPs Think They’re Sexy

    Britain’s MPs have a huge number of issues to grapple with: terrorism, immigration, and the impact of ‘austerity’ cuts.But these piffling matters pale next to their very obvious obsession—rating each other’s hotness via a website dedicated to thei...

    There have been almost half a million attempts to access the banned ‘SexyMP’ website, to vote for the UK’s hottest MPs, from within Parliament itself. Are the Tories really the sexie...

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    Misty Copeland in Swan Lake.  Photo: Queensland Performing Arts Centre/Darren Thomas.

    Misty Copeland's Iconic Performances

    Misty Copeland's Iconic Performances

    The dancer made history this week as the first black female principal at the American Ballet Theater.

    The dancer made history this week as the first black female principal at the American Ballet Theater.

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    Gay (Re) Marriage: The Next Big Thing?

    Gay (Re) Marriage: The Next Big Thing?

    Next month, my husband and I will celebrate both of our anniversaries. When we decided to marry each other the second time, we chose the same month we had picked for our first go round.With its decision to nullify bans on same-sex marriage nationw...

    Some LGBT couples, like our correspondent and his partner, have had different ceremonies to mark the incremental progress of marriage equality. What does it mean to only marry once?

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    Why Prince Philip Can’t Forgive Fergie

    Why Prince Philip Can’t Forgive Fergie

    As much as possible, the Royal Family likes to present a united front.Any arguing is kept strictly behind closed doors, particularly as ‘the Firm’ recalls how badly the airing of its dirtiest laundry in the tabloids—such as Princess Diana and Prin...

    Sarah Ferguson’s latest attempt to get back in royal good books came to a shuddering halt at Royal Ascot when she came face to face with her nemesis, Prince Philip.

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    Misty Copeland in Swan Lake.  Photo: Queensland Performing Arts Centre/Darren Thomas.

    Misty Copeland's Iconic Performances

    Misty Copeland's Iconic Performances

    The dancer made history this week as the first black female principal at the American Ballet Theater.

    The dancer made history this week as the first black female principal at the American Ballet Theater.

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    Donald Trump, chairman and president of the Trump Organization and the founder of Trump Entertainment Resorts, speaks at a National Press Club Newsmaker Luncheon in Washington, DC, on May 27, 2014. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad        (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

    Adios, Señor Trump!

    Adios, Señor Trump!

    Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump—who boasted that “I’m really rich” during his stream-of-consciousness announcement speech in which he also insulted Mexican immigrants as rapists and drug dealers—is going to be a little less rich becau...

    Donald Trump and NBC may be headed to court after the network fired the presidential candidate over his speech trashing Mexican immigrants.

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    Miami’s Wild Museum of Sex

    Miami’s Wild Museum of Sex

    MIAMI BEACH, Florida — I’m in a dark room above a Miami Beach nightclub surrounded by penises.No, I’m not at TWIST, the famous South Beach gay club with seven bars, two stories, and one ornately framed portrait of Ricky Martin, although that’s onl...

    Miami’s World Erotic Art Museum is every bit as raunchy as you would hope, with penises, vulvas, and the Kama Sutra carved into a four-poster bed.

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    A boy runs near a Cuban flag painted on a shack with the words reading: "Always on alert" in Havana February 25, 2008. Young Cubans frustrated by a regimented and austere life under socialism said on Monday their hopes of change were disappointed by the naming of old guard revolutionaries to run Cuba after Fidel Castro.

    Don’t Buy the ‘Cuba Libre’ Lie

    Don’t Buy the ‘Cuba Libre’ Lie

    Growing up in Cuba, Jorge Gomez would sneak up to his roof with a metal coat hanger late at night and fashion it into a makeshift antenna, desperate to pick up sound waves from Miami radio stations. The fuzzy, clipped beats and melodies that cross...

    The musician Jorge Gomez has always fallen afoul of the Cuban authorities—and now he’s planning a musical about growing up under Castro’s dictatorship.

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    Donald Trump, chairman and president of the Trump Organization and the founder of Trump Entertainment Resorts, speaks at a National Press Club Newsmaker Luncheon in Washington, DC, on May 27, 2014. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad        (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

    Adios, Señor Trump!

    Adios, Señor Trump!

    Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump—who boasted that “I’m really rich” during his stream-of-consciousness announcement speech in which he also insulted Mexican immigrants as rapists and drug dealers—is going to be a little less rich becau...

    Donald Trump and NBC may be headed to court after the network fired the presidential candidate over his speech trashing Mexican immigrants.

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    How the Weather Became Predictable

    Darwin’s Captain Was 1800s’ Al Roker

    Darwin’s Captain Was 1800s’ Al Roker

    Growing up, I was advised that one of the better careers to seek out was that of weatherman—they managed to get plenty wrong and yet keep their jobs.In reality, the modern weather prediction we largely take for granted is pretty reliable, certainl...

    Only in the 19th century did scientists get a grip on weather prediction, and the storms they studied often paled when compared the ferocity of the partisan infighting.

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    • Blame Jefferson for the Confederate Flag

      Blame Jefferson for the Confederate Flag

      As the call to remove the Confederate flag from its official position in states across the South gathers momentum, the question that remains is, How far should this process go?New York Times columnist David Brooks has responded to that question by...

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