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    Christie Gloats After Rubio Knockout

    Christie Gloats After Rubio Knockout

    HAMPTON, New Hampshire — A woman in the crowd had a question, so a volunteer brought her the microphone.“You were on fire last night!” she said.Chris Christie greeted the “question” with a laugh. He wouldn’t “cool off,” he said, “until I beat Hill...

    The New Jersey guv did everything he could to turn his debate beat-down of Marco Rubio into political gold—while Rubio just tried to stay on his feet.

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    U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump tries to ascertain whether a person yelling at him from the crowd is a supporter or a detractor during a Trump campaign rally in Plymouth, New Hampshire February 7, 2016.   REUTERS/Jim Bourg - RTX25VJW,U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses a campaign rally in Plymouth, New Hampshire February 7, 2016.   REUTERS/Jim Bourg - RTX25VGS

    Now Is The Time to Stop Trump

    Now Is The Time to Stop Trump

    If you’re a sports fan of any kind, you know what it’s like to watch a game or match between opponents who just don’t seem able to get out of their own way. You sit back, groan, reach for a drink and ask, “Doesn’t anyone want to win this damn game...

    If the establishment crowd is serious about winning the GOP nomination, one of them needs to take on Trump and start winning primaries—and fast.

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    U.S. Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush pauses while speaking at a campaign town hall meeting in Nashua, New Hampshire February 7, 2016.  REUTERS/Brian Snyder - RTX25VIW

    Fear the Wrath of Jeb!

    Fear the Wrath of Jeb!

    NASHUA, N.H. – Jeb Bush isn’t going to take it anymore. In a performance so animated it almost justified the exclamation point in his logo, the onetime Republican frontrunner entertained and occasionally antagonized the roughly 200 people who show...

    No more Mister Nice Bush. Days away from an existential moment for his campaign, the former Florida governor finally found his inner fire.

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    Marco Rubio V Chris Christie

    Christie Gloats After Rubio Knockout

    Christie Gloats After Rubio Knockout

    HAMPTON, New Hampshire — A woman in the crowd had a question, so a volunteer brought her the microphone.“You were on fire last night!” she said.Chris Christie greeted the “question” with a laugh. He wouldn’t “cool off,” he said, “until I beat Hill...

    The New Jersey guv did everything he could to turn his debate beat-down of Marco Rubio into political gold—while Rubio just tried to stay on his feet.

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    Republican U.S. presidential candidate and businessman Donald Trump speaks at the Republican U.S. presidential candidates debate sponsored by ABC News at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire February 6, 2016.      REUTERS/Carlo Allegri (TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)   - RTX25SSG

    Trump Was Against Iraq War? Not Really

    Trump Was Against Iraq War? Not Really

    By Lauren Carroll and Linda QiuA pair of presidential debates and a fresh round of Sunday shows gave PolitiFact plenty to examine ahead of Tuesday’s pivotal New Hampshire primary.Let’s get right to it.Donald Trump’s dubious claim about the Iraq Wa...

    Trump acts as if he risked it all to oppose the Iraq War before the U.S. invaded. History says otherwise.

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    Flint, Mich. resident Glaydes Williamson holds up water from Flint and hair pulled from her drain, during the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing to examine the ongoing situation in Flint, Mich., on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Feb.  3, 2016, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Michigan should have required the city of Flint to treat its water for corrosion-causing elements after elevated lead levels were first discovered in the city's water a year ago, the state's top environmental regulator says in testimony prepared for congressional hearing.  (AP Photo/Molly Riley)

    Memo to Clinton: Bring Water

    Memo to Clinton: Bring Water

    FLINT, Michigan — The only thing that the people of Flint need to hear from Hillary Clinton when she arrives here tomorrow is where they can get bottled water.The crisis in Flint is not over because it has received national media attention or beca...

    During her visit on Sunday, Hillary Clinton will once again shine the media spotlight on Flint. Unfortunately, so far the press attention has brought little relief for residents.

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    Entertainment

    Colbert Butts Heads with Bill O’Reilly

    Colbert Butts Heads with Bill O’Reilly

    When Bill O’Reilly appeared on The Colbert Report in January 2007, “Stephen Colbert” introduced the interview as a “friendly conversation between peers who respect each other and agree on everything.” Some in the audience booed the Fox News host, ...

    Nine years after he first appeared on 'The Colbert Report,' Fox News host Bill O’Reilly finally got to meet the real Stephen Colbert Monday night.

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    Colbert’s Wild Post-Super Bowl Party

    Colbert’s Wild Post-Super Bowl Party

    With pigskin in hand, Stephen Colbert ran onto the stage at the Ed Sullivan Theater Sunday night for his live post-Super Bowl show, and the nimble comic pulled out all the stops from the get-go. The Late Show host played a game of catch with astro...

    Tina Fey, Margot Robbie, Will Ferrell, Key and Peele, Megyn Kelly, Von Miller, and President Barack Obama all joined Colbert for a post-Super Bowl extravaganza Sunday night.

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    THE BACHELOR/THE BACHELORETTE - Chris Harrison is the host of the ABC Television Network's "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette" series. (ABC/Craig Sjodin)

    ‘The Bachelor’ King: I Want to Find Love

    ‘The Bachelor’ King: I Want to Find Love

    Chris Harrison, the longtime host of the most famous dating reality show on the planet, is waiting for someone to set him up.“I wait for people like you to say, ‘Oh my gosh, I have the greatest person,’” he tells me when I ask how someone so accus...

    He presides over TV’s top dating show, and—like its contestants—Chris Harrison is searching for a soulmate. He also insists the show hasn’t got a race problem.

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    (L-R) Beyonce, Chris Martin of Coldplay and Bruno Mars perform onstage during the Pepsi Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show at Levi's Stadium on February 7, 2016 in Santa Clara, California.  (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)

    A Halftime Show Not Even Bey Could Save

    A Halftime Show Not Even Bey Could Save

    Every year the Super Bowl Halftime Show has a theme.In 1969, at Super Bowl III, it was “America Thanks.” Super Bowl X in 1976 hosted “200 Years and Just a Baby: A Tribute to America’s Bicentennial.” The theme of Janet Jackson’s 2004 performance mi...

    Coldplay tried its best but it didn’t succeed. Beyoncé and Bruno Mars tried their damnedest to save it, but this year’s show only reminded us how much better it used to be.

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    Colbert’s Wild Post-Super Bowl Party

    Colbert’s Wild Post-Super Bowl Party

    With pigskin in hand, Stephen Colbert ran onto the stage at the Ed Sullivan Theater Sunday night for his live post-Super Bowl show, and the nimble comic pulled out all the stops from the get-go. The Late Show host played a game of catch with astro...

    Tina Fey, Margot Robbie, Will Ferrell, Key and Peele, Megyn Kelly, Von Miller, and President Barack Obama all joined Colbert for a post-Super Bowl extravaganza Sunday night.

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    Downton Abbey
Part Six - Sunday,  February 7, 2016 at 9pm ET on MASTERPIECE on PBS

The hospital war reaches a climax. Violet goes on the warpath. Daisy tries to foil a romance.Prospects are looking up for Mary and Edith. Thomas feels trapped.
 
Shown: Maggie Smith as Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham
 
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    Judgment Day at ‘Downton Abbey’

    Judgment Day at ‘Downton Abbey’

    The public was about to come knocking at Downton Abbey’s imposing front door, and those that were open to the idea versus those that were not traversed upstairs and downstairs lines, and pretty much accorded to character.The gruff ones who liked o...

    This week, Mary and Edith kissed their new beaus, the public arrived to gawp at the aristos, and the Dowager Countess was deposed. Everyone, hide.

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    David Tyree #85 of the New York Giants catches a 32-yard pass from Eli Manning #10 against Rodney Harrison #37 and James Sanders #36 of the New England Patriots attempts to knock it out in the fourth quarter of Super Bowl XLII on February 3, 2008 at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. The Giants won 17-14. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

    Exorcism. Super Bowl Hero. Homophobe.

    Exorcism. Super Bowl Hero. Homophobe.

    It’s been coined “The Helmet Catch”—a snag so miraculous it was spoofed by Justin Timberlake with an artfully placed piece of gum, while NFL Films founder Steve Sabol wrote it “defied logic, history, gravity, and just about anything else you care ...

    Alcoholism. Speaking in tongues. Preaching gay marriage doom. The disturbing true story behind the greatest catch in Super Bowl history.

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    Zoolander and Hansel Trash Trump on SNL

    Zoolander and Hansel Trash Trump on SNL

    Before the sequel to their 2001 comic masterpiece arrives in theaters, Ben Stiller as Derek Zoolander and Owen Wilson as Hansel stopped by Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update to give their professional takes on the fashion choices of 2016’s presi...

    Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson brought their male model-geniuses to Weekend Update Saturday night to review the best and worst looks from the campaign trail.

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    Downton Abbey
Part Six - Sunday,  February 7, 2016 at 9pm ET on MASTERPIECE on PBS

The hospital war reaches a climax. Violet goes on the warpath. Daisy tries to foil a romance.Prospects are looking up for Mary and Edith. Thomas feels trapped.
 
Shown: Maggie Smith as Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham
 
(C) Nick Briggs/Carnival Film & Television Limited 2015 for MASTERPIECE
 
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    Judgment Day at ‘Downton Abbey’

    Judgment Day at ‘Downton Abbey’

    The public was about to come knocking at Downton Abbey’s imposing front door, and those that were open to the idea versus those that were not traversed upstairs and downstairs lines, and pretty much accorded to character.The gruff ones who liked o...

    This week, Mary and Edith kissed their new beaus, the public arrived to gawp at the aristos, and the Dowager Countess was deposed. Everyone, hide.

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    World News

    A lion dancer receives a red envelope, called "ang pao", containing money during a celebration of the Chinese New Year in Manila's Chinatown, Philippines February 8, 2016.

    Global Parties Welcome Lunar New Year

    Global Parties Welcome Lunar New Year

    From Beijing to Brussels to Manhattan, cities around the world use parades, parties, fireworks, and even underwater festivities to mark the new Lunar New Year.

    From Beijing to Brussels to Manhattan, cities around the world use parades, parties, fireworks, and even underwater festivities to mark the new Lunar New Year.

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    The Secret World of North Korean Meth

    The Secret World of North Korean Meth

    The Secret World of North Korean Meth

    HONG KONG—China has a major meth problem. The drug can be a pick-up, a pass-time, or something that builds trust — or addiction. It mostly comes from North Korea and it’s been flooding northeastern provinces for years. Domestic distribution networ...

    Despite shutdowns, crackdowns, and sanctions, Pyongyang’s methamphetamine is still flooding northeastern China.

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    El Salvador

    Sent Back To The Murder Capitol To Die

    Sent Back To The Murder Capitol To Die

    GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala — Where’s the line between political terror and the savagery of the cartels and gangs in Central America? For those who hope and pray for asylum in the United States, that’s a life-and-death question, because the U.S. dep...

    The United States helped create the cauldron of cartel and gang violence in Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras. But it turns its back on those trying to escape.

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    Yakuza getting into film industry

    The Yakuza Are Running Japan’s Hollywood

    The Yakuza Are Running Japan’s Hollywood

    TOKYO — Japan’s entertainment industry is infested with organized crime and despite crackdowns on “yakuza Hollywood” nothing much seems to change. For example, last month 10 comedians from the colossal Yoshimoto Kogyo talent agency were caught up ...

    The Japanese mob has been trying to dominate Japan’s talent agencies for years. Now one yakuza has stepped forward to tell the story.

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    The Secret World of North Korean Meth

    The Secret World of North Korean Meth

    The Secret World of North Korean Meth

    HONG KONG—China has a major meth problem. The drug can be a pick-up, a pass-time, or something that builds trust — or addiction. It mostly comes from North Korea and it’s been flooding northeastern provinces for years. Domestic distribution networ...

    Despite shutdowns, crackdowns, and sanctions, Pyongyang’s methamphetamine is still flooding northeastern China.

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    A Free Syrian Army fighter takes cover during clashes with Syrian Army in the Salaheddine neighbourhood of central Aleppo August 7, 2012.

    Is This Game Over For Assad’s Enemies?

    Is This Game Over For Assad’s Enemies?

    Syrian President Bashar al-Assad could make his biggest gains in the country’s long civil war—and potentially tip its outcome in his favor in a matter of weeks—by wresting control of the city of Aleppo from opposition forces, two U.S. military off...

    If Aleppo falls, the Syrian war could quickly turn in President Bashar al-Assad’s favor—and spell the end for the rebel bid for freedom.

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    Police remove a body from the scene of a shooting at the Regency Hotel in Dublin, Ireland February 5, 2016. One man was killed in a shooting during a weigh-in for a World Boxing Organization (WBO) title fight on Friday, local media reported. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX25NN3

    Deadly Shooting at Boxing Weigh-In

    Deadly Shooting at Boxing Weigh-In

    LONDON — Gunmen dressed in police uniforms opened fire at a boxing weigh-in in Dublin on Friday while the two fighters stood on stage in nothing but their underwear.Three men were struck down by bullets from the AK-47s in the incident at the Regen...

    When gunmen opened fire at a Dublin hotel, with fighters clad in nothing but their underwear, bloody chaos ensued.

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    FILE - In this June 22, 2004 file photo, a detainee in an outdoor solitary confinement cell talks with a military policeman at the Abu Ghraib prison on the outskirts of Baghdad, Iraq. An Iraqi Justice Ministry official said Wednesday, April 16, 2014 that this week's closure of the infamous Abu Ghraib prison west of Baghdad is temporary and that it will be reopened once the security situation in the surrounding area is stable. The closure is the latest chapter in the history of the prison, which during Saddam Hussein's rule was one of the main facilities for jailing and executing his opponents. After the U.S.-led invasion that toppled Saddam, Abu Ghraib became notorious once again, for a 2004 scandal over abuses of detainees by American guards. (AP Photo/John Moore, File)

    Obama Covers Up Bush-Era War Crimes

    Obama Covers Up Bush-Era War Crimes

    After more than a decade of fighting to keep them out of public view, the Pentagon released 198 photographs on Friday, mostly showing close-ups of tiny cuts, bruises, and scars on a series of anonymous men. But the real story is what the Obama adm...

    The photos show U.S. troops posing with corpses and simulating forced sodomization. But “the most transparent administration in history” won’t let you see the horrors.

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    A Free Syrian Army fighter takes cover during clashes with Syrian Army in the Salaheddine neighbourhood of central Aleppo August 7, 2012.

    Is This Game Over For Assad’s Enemies?

    Is This Game Over For Assad’s Enemies?

    Syrian President Bashar al-Assad could make his biggest gains in the country’s long civil war—and potentially tip its outcome in his favor in a matter of weeks—by wresting control of the city of Aleppo from opposition forces, two U.S. military off...

    If Aleppo falls, the Syrian war could quickly turn in President Bashar al-Assad’s favor—and spell the end for the rebel bid for freedom.

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    U.S. News

    Michelle Obama’s Not Into Politics. Yet.

    Michelle Obama’s Not Into Politics. Yet.

    During President Obama’s traditional pre-Super Bowl interview he was joined by the first lady, who fielded some questions herself. Asked by CBS’s Gayle King if she was inspired to get into politics by Hillary Clinton’s current White House bid, she...

    Doesn’t want to be next Hillary.

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    Drinks, Dice & Dolls: US Navy's Sin Ship

    Drinks, Dice & Dolls: US Navy's Sin Ship

    “It was a long ride for a quarter. The water taxi, an old launch painted up and glassed in for three quarters of its length … slid up and down the swell now with a sinister smoothness, like a cobra dancing … The red neon pencils that outlined the ...

    Violent El Niño storms have uncovered what’s left of the Monte Carlo, a ship that once hosted thousands of gamblers off the California coast.

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    Don't Make These Super Bowl Bets

    The Super Bowl Bet You Shouldn’t Make

    The Super Bowl Bet You Shouldn’t Make

    Vegas would like you to gamble on 5/2 odds that Beyoncé’s shoes at Super Bowl 50 will be brown, gold, or an indubitable shade of brownish gold. They also offer 10/1 odds of an earthquake interrupting the game, and 6/1 odds that Peyton Manning will...

    Vegas makes a killing on your jokey, wrong bet about the color of Beyoncé’s shoes.

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    Michelle Obama’s Not Into Politics. Yet.

    Michelle Obama’s Not Into Politics. Yet.

    During President Obama’s traditional pre-Super Bowl interview he was joined by the first lady, who fielded some questions herself. Asked by CBS’s Gayle King if she was inspired to get into politics by Hillary Clinton’s current White House bid, she...

    Doesn’t want to be next Hillary.

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    Dec 6, 2015; New Orleans, LA, USA; Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) celebrates a touchdown against the New Orleans Saints during the second half of a game at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Panthers defeated the Saints 41-38.

    The Unapologetic Blackness of Cam Newton

    The Unapologetic Blackness of Cam Newton

    Cam Newton is also an incredibly gifted athlete with a level of on-field intellectual capital and physicality unmatched by any quarterback in the modern era. Delivering Charlotte a 15-1 regular season record and rocking the league with 45 touchdow...

    The Panthers’ QB isn’t concerned about the ‘respectability’ of it all. He is focused on winning and makes no apology for enjoying the fruits of his labor.

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    Super Bowl Sinks Big-Wave Surf Contest

    Super Bowl Sinks Big-Wave Surf Contest

    Just like it did Johnny Utah’s knee in the original Point Break, the sport of football has crushed hopeful big-wave champions by forcing the postponement of the Titans of Mavericks surf event. Despite near-perfect conditions and massive waves—swel...

    Despite massively perfect conditions.

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    Tech + Health

    Martin Shkreli, former CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals LLC, is sworn in to testify at a House Oversight and Government Reform hearing on "Developments in the Prescription Drug Market Oversight" on Capitol Hill in Washington February 4, 2016. Shkreli invoked his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination and declined to answer questions on Thursday from U.S. lawmakers interested in why the company raised the price of a lifesaving medicine by 5,000 percent.  REUTERS/Joshua Roberts TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTX25HGY

    Shkreli Is One of Many Pharma A-Holes

    Shkreli Is One of Many Pharma A-Holes

    Nancy Retzlaff is not Martin Shkreli. She won’t inspire hundreds of news articles nor will she become the subject of any Internet memes. She won’t threaten Ghostface Killah and it seems unlikely that she will ever flirt with a minor on a YouTube l...

    They throw lavish boat parties while marking up life-saving medication 5,000 percent.

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    New Tarantula Named For Johnny Cash

    New Tarantula Named For Johnny Cash

    Country legend Johnny Cash has been immortalized in many ways, but this is a new one: scientists have named a new species of black spider after him, the Aphonopelma johnnycashi. Discovered in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, the ...

    Joins web of celebs with namesake arachnids.

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    The Army’s Anthrax-Eating Underwear

    The Army’s Anthrax-Eating Underwear

    The Army’s Anthrax-Eating Underwear

    The U.S. military is developing—or at least trying to develop—skintight “smart” underwear that can sense a chemical or biological attack and instantly adapt in order to protect the wearer from contamination or infection.This “second skin” would co...

    The military’s ‘second skin’ would protect against chemical or biological attacks—but it has a long way to go.

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    the anti-aging/recycled cells news that was everywhere yesterday, focusing on the technology and economics that no one has talked about yet. How will retirement/employment/healthcare systems shift when we live to 100 instead of 80? And, what will those extra years be like? What age will we start to "feel" old?

    We’re Not Ready to Live to 100

    We’re Not Ready to Live to 100

    Want to live to 100? Be careful what you wish for. It could happen in the next generation, so you’ll have to figure out what to do with that extra time.A recent study from the Mayo Clinic was widely covered the last few days, touting a new breakth...

    Living longer means making changes to how society functions. We need to get ready.

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    New Tarantula Named For Johnny Cash

    New Tarantula Named For Johnny Cash

    Country legend Johnny Cash has been immortalized in many ways, but this is a new one: scientists have named a new species of black spider after him, the Aphonopelma johnnycashi. Discovered in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, the ...

    Joins web of celebs with namesake arachnids.

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    Sueli Maria (obscured) holds her daughter Milena, who has microcephaly, (born seven days ago), at a hospital in Recife, Brazil, January 28, 2016. Milena was born with microcephaly, a neurological disorder that damaged her brain and also affected her vision, a condition associated with an outbreak of Zika virus in Brazil.

    What You Need to Know About Zika Virus

    What You Need to Know About Zika Virus

    A mysterious virus called Zika is spreading rapidly around the globe, leading the World Health Organization to issue a global emergency. The mostly mild virus is raising concerns because of a condition it’s linked to called microcephaly, a birth d...

    Experts say Zika has ‘explosive pandemic potential.’ Here’s what you should know.

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    Mexican Navy ship’s journey to the bottom captured on video.

    This Is What It’s Like To Sink In A Boat

    This Is What It’s Like To Sink In A Boat

    Mexican Navy ship’s journey to the bottom captured on video.

    Cropped shot of a young woman asleep on her side

    The Podcast That Bores You to Sleep

    The Podcast That Bores You to Sleep

    When a rattled, aghast Macbeth staggers into Act II of Shakespeare’s great tragedy, moments after stabbing the slumbering Duncan to death, he gives voice to one of the Bard’s most startling lines: “Macbeth does murder sleep.” Then, as the doomed S...

    Most listeners will never hear a full episode of Drew Ackerman’s podcast—and that’s the point.

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    Sueli Maria (obscured) holds her daughter Milena, who has microcephaly, (born seven days ago), at a hospital in Recife, Brazil, January 28, 2016. Milena was born with microcephaly, a neurological disorder that damaged her brain and also affected her vision, a condition associated with an outbreak of Zika virus in Brazil.

    What You Need to Know About Zika Virus

    What You Need to Know About Zika Virus

    A mysterious virus called Zika is spreading rapidly around the globe, leading the World Health Organization to issue a global emergency. The mostly mild virus is raising concerns because of a condition it’s linked to called microcephaly, a birth d...

    Experts say Zika has ‘explosive pandemic potential.’ Here’s what you should know.

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    Eric Ian Hornak Spoutz

    Did the Smithsonian Buy His Fake Art?

    Did the Smithsonian Buy His Fake Art?

    What a difference a decade makes.In a 2006 review of an art forger’s tell-all tale on Amazon, Eric Ian Hornak Spoutz—who today stands accused of such crimes himself—lambasted the author for his “incessant blaming of eBay for ‘allowing’ him to comm...

    A Michigan-based art dealer was charged with selling dozens of fake works by American masters to unsuspecting buyers. Was the Smithsonian also duped by his alleged fraud?

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    Frank Lloyd Wright's Baghdad Opera House.

    The Baghdad Opera House That Wasn’t

    The Baghdad Opera House That Wasn’t

    The oil was flowing, and so was the cash. Much like the megacities of the developing world today, 1950s Baghdad and its newfound wealth wanted to make a statement and architecture was its stage. Under a plan developed from 1954 to 1958 by Minoprio...

    Frank Lloyd Wright said he didn’t give ‘a hoot’ about designing an opera house in London or New York. Baghdad was a different story. But the best-laid plans...

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    How Bruce Springsteen Became The Boss

    How Bruce Springsteen Became The Boss

    Bruce Springsteen is probably not the first artist that springs to mind when you think of musicians exploring issues of identity. His working-class aesthetic—blue jeans, flannel shirts, denim jackets—and gravelly vocals about cars, mills, and hard...

    Photographs of Springsteen taken between 1974 and 1984 show him performing his heart out, goofing off with his E Street Band-mates, and navigating becoming a rock superstar.

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    Perfect Vinegar Drove This Chef to Death

    Perfect Vinegar Drove This Chef to Death

    Producing great cooking can be like a permanent pursuit of the unattainable. It’s an art that is perishable and depends on performances repeated daily that require instant acclaim from those who consume it. The slightest hint of imperfection can t...

    What makes a great chef kill himself? A kitchen can induce a grand obsession from which there is no escape. Take the sad case of Franco Colombani.

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    Frank Lloyd Wright's Baghdad Opera House.

    The Baghdad Opera House That Wasn’t

    The Baghdad Opera House That Wasn’t

    The oil was flowing, and so was the cash. Much like the megacities of the developing world today, 1950s Baghdad and its newfound wealth wanted to make a statement and architecture was its stage. Under a plan developed from 1954 to 1958 by Minoprio...

    Frank Lloyd Wright said he didn’t give ‘a hoot’ about designing an opera house in London or New York. Baghdad was a different story. But the best-laid plans...

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    Public Villainy and Martin Shrkeli, and why we love to hate villains

    The Public Hate Them And They Love It

    The Public Hate Them And They Love It

    As he sat and smirked in front of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on Thursday, one thing was clear: Martin Shkreli does not care for one minute that many people—most people—may perceive him to be a bad guy. An asshole. Worse...

    When Martin Shkreli smirked and snarled at a House Committee, he proved himself to be a proud member of a small group—the very public, un-sorry villain.

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    A poster for the movie 'Citizen Kane', directed by and starring Orson Welles, 1941. The tagline reads 'It's Terrific!'

    The One-Man Show That Was Orson Welles

    The One-Man Show That Was Orson Welles

    Orson Welles’s centennial year has come and gone, but debate rages on, as it has raged for decades, over whether or not he peaked at 26 with Citizen Kane and coasted on its glory for the rest of a mercurial career. His defenders seem to have gaine...

    In command on both sides of a movie camera, Welles could act better than any director and direct better than any actor. In fact, he did everything better than most moviemakers.

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    Jonathan Groff, Okieriete Onaodowan (as Hercule Mulligan), John Rua during the Broadway opening night performance of 'Hamilton' at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on August 6, 2015 in New York City.

    The Spy Who Saved Washington—Twice

    The Spy Who Saved Washington—Twice

    A year ago, even most American history professors probably had never heard of Hercules Mulligan, the American patriot whose name sounds like a punchline. Thanks to the musical blockbuster Hamilton, Mulligan finally is famous, 190 years after his d...

    Hercules Mulligan not only had one of the Revolutionary War’s greatest names, this cunning haberdasher was also one of its best spies.

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    Public Villainy and Martin Shrkeli, and why we love to hate villains

    The Public Hate Them And They Love It

    The Public Hate Them And They Love It

    As he sat and smirked in front of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on Thursday, one thing was clear: Martin Shkreli does not care for one minute that many people—most people—may perceive him to be a bad guy. An asshole. Worse...

    When Martin Shkreli smirked and snarled at a House Committee, he proved himself to be a proud member of a small group—the very public, un-sorry villain.

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    Michelle Obama’s Not Into Politics. Yet.

    Michelle Obama’s Not Into Politics. Yet.

    During President Obama’s traditional pre-Super Bowl interview he was joined by the first lady, who fielded some questions herself. Asked by CBS’s Gayle King if she was inspired to get into politics by Hillary Clinton’s current White House bid, she...

    Doesn’t want to be next Hillary.

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    Mexican Navy ship’s journey to the bottom captured on video.

    This Is What It’s Like To Sink In A Boat

    This Is What It’s Like To Sink In A Boat

    Mexican Navy ship’s journey to the bottom captured on video.

    Winner of 24 X Games medals.

    BMX Legend Dave Mirra Dead at 41

    BMX Legend Dave Mirra Dead at 41

    Winner of 24 X Games medals.

    Two playboy bunnies pose for photos at the Indian Playboy club in Mumbai on December 19, 2012. Playboy unveiled a new-look bunny costume for its upcoming Indian club launch, opting for a more demure take on the waitress outfits but keeping the ears, bow-ties and fluffy tails. In a bid to appease conservative Indian values, the traditional skimpy corset has been replaced with a sari-inspired two-piece costume, comprising a one-shoulder top, a bare midriff and a sheer, full-length skirt with a split. AFP PHOTO/ STR        (Photo credit should read STRDEL/AFP/Getty Images)

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