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    How 'P*ssy' Got Its Power

    How ‘P*ssy’ Got Its Very Rude Power

    How ‘P*ssy’ Got Its Very Rude Power

    On Monday night, after Republican frontrunner Donald Trump used the word “pussy” at a rally in New Hampshire, the media gasped in horror: Trump had truly outdone himself this time.The billionaire demagogue—who ultimately won the New Hampshire Repu...

    Scaredy-cat or women’s body part: the p-word, as voiced by Donald Trump against Ted Cruz, has a colorful history.

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    Donald Trump, president and chief executive of Trump Organization Inc. and 2016 U.S. presidential candidate, speaks during The Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa, U.S., on Saturday, July 18, 2015. The sponsor, The FAMiLY LEADER, is a "pro-family, pro-marriage, pro-life organization which champions the principle that God is the ultimate leader of the family." Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images

    Waterboard Trump? Nah, Just Muss His ...

    Waterboard Trump? Nah, Just Muss His ...

    No need to waterboard Donald Trump to break him.Simply muss his hair.Do that and The Donald would surely become undone.Just look at how intricately he arranges his dyed locks: over, under, around, back, smooth and spray.And remember how he reacted...

    Mr. Tough Guy likes to call his opponent p*ssies and slam war heroes—but all it takes to break him is to rumple his shellacked mane.

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    Sanders and Trump Cruise to NH Victories

    Sanders and Trump Cruise to NH Victories

    As soon as polls closed Tuesday evening, multiple news outlets called the New Hampshire presidential primaries for Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders and Republican candidate Donald Trump, two outsiders who have run campaigns that belie political...

    The two “anti-establishment” candidates waltzed their way to a Granite State win Tuesday night.

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    How 'P*ssy' Got Its Power

    How ‘P*ssy’ Got Its Very Rude Power

    How ‘P*ssy’ Got Its Very Rude Power

    On Monday night, after Republican frontrunner Donald Trump used the word “pussy” at a rally in New Hampshire, the media gasped in horror: Trump had truly outdone himself this time.The billionaire demagogue—who ultimately won the New Hampshire Repu...

    Scaredy-cat or women’s body part: the p-word, as voiced by Donald Trump against Ted Cruz, has a colorful history.

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    Republican U.S. presidential candidate businessman John Kasich smiles in the spin room after the Republican U.S. presidential candidates debate sponsored by ABC News at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire February 6, 2016.

    Is This John Kasich's Night?

    Is This John Kasich's Night?

    In New Hampshire, surprises on primary day are the norm. That’s because the place remains full of choosy voters who are famously undecided until they’ve actually met all of the candidates personally. And of course the Granite State includes a smal...

    The Granite State has a history of contenders coming from out of nowhere on Primary Night. Will this Mr. Reasonable be the one to finally take on Trump?

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    Cruz Abandons God (In New Hampshire)

    Cruz Abandons God (in New Hampshire)

    Cruz Abandons God (in New Hampshire)

    MANCHESTER, N.H. — Ted Cruz is talking a lot less about Jesus.The Texas senator spent the last full day before the New Hampshire primaries making a disjointed and largely God-free pitch to Granite State voters—emphasizing his devotion to fiscal re...

    Ted Cruz holy-rolled his way into an Iowa victory. In New Hampshire—where few wear their faith on their sleeve—not so much.

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    Entertainment

    THE X-FILES: L-R: David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson. The next mind-bending chapter of THE X-FILES debuts with a special two-night event beginning Sunday, Jan. 24 (10:00-11:00 PM ET/7:00-8:00 PM PT), following the NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME, and continuing with its time period premiere on Monday, Jan. 25 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT).  ©2015 Fox Broadcasting Co.  Cr:  Frank Ockenfels/FOX

    For the Love of TV, Stop Making Reboots!

    For the Love of TV, Stop Making Reboots!

    Thanks to HBO, Showtime, Netflix, FX, Amazon, AMC, Hulu and numerous other small-screen outlets, we’re now firmly ensconced in the age of “Peak TV,” a bountiful period of AAA-grade serialized dramas and comedies that have made “binge-watching” a c...

    TV remakes are the enemy of surprise, the adversary of originality, the poison in the well of true inspiration. When there’s so much good stuff to watch, why dwell in the past?

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    Beyonce performs during halftime of the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game in Santa Clara, Calif. Beyonce is working overtime this weekend: After releasing a new song Saturday and performing at the Super Bowl on Sunday, she's announced a new stadium tour.

    Fox News Hated Beyoncé’s Super Bowl Show

    Fox News Hated Beyoncé’s Super Bowl Show

    Beyoncé has never been received particularly well by the Fox News crowd, and last night’s Super Bowl halftime performance of her brand new song “Formation” was no exception.The backlash started early Monday morning on Fox & Friends, where, jus...

    There was something about Beyoncé’s powerful performance at the Super Bowl 50 halftime show that is rubbing conservatives the wrong way.

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    American actor Rob Lowe.

    Rob Lowe Rips Cam Newton, Gets Dragged

    Rob Lowe Rips Cam Newton, Gets Dragged

    On Sunday night, after suffering the biggest—and most public—disappointment of his professional career, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton appeared at a press conference. His team had just lost the Super Bowl to the Peyton Manning-led Denver...

    The star of ‘The Grinder’ and ‘St. Elmo’s Fire’ called Newton’s walkout a bad example to kids, then Twitter pointed out how hypocritical it was given the actor’s dark past.

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    Elton John Belts Out Carpool Karaoke

    Elton John Belts Out Carpool Karaoke

    During James Corden’s special post-Super Bowl 50 special, Elton John became the latest musical superstar to have the Late Late Show’s “Carpool Karaoke” experience.The pair started with “Your Song” from 1970. “God, this is amazing,” John said he th...

    James Corden and Elton John = a match made in heaven.

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    Beyonce performs during halftime of the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game in Santa Clara, Calif. Beyonce is working overtime this weekend: After releasing a new song Saturday and performing at the Super Bowl on Sunday, she's announced a new stadium tour.

    Fox News Hated Beyoncé’s Super Bowl Show

    Fox News Hated Beyoncé’s Super Bowl Show

    Beyoncé has never been received particularly well by the Fox News crowd, and last night’s Super Bowl halftime performance of her brand new song “Formation” was no exception.The backlash started early Monday morning on Fox & Friends, where, jus...

    There was something about Beyoncé’s powerful performance at the Super Bowl 50 halftime show that is rubbing conservatives the wrong way.

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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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    World News

    A Plane Packed With Hundreds of Missiles

    A Plane Packed With Hundreds of Missiles

    A Plane Packed With Hundreds of Missiles

    The next time America’s high-tech jet fighters fly into battle against a major foe, they might have some serious backup—heavy bombers, newly modified to haul potentially hundreds of missiles and fire them at the fighters’ command.The upgraded bomb...

    The U.S. Air Force is short hundreds of fighter jets. To make up the gap, the Pentagon has come up with a wild concept: stuff hundreds of missiles into Cold War-era heavy bombers.

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    Members of the Chinese community perform a lion dance as they celebrate the Lunar New Year of the Monkey in Kolkata on 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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    North Korea Missile

    North Korea’s Missile Could Hit U.S.

    North Korea’s Missile Could Hit U.S.

    On Sunday, North Korea completed its second-in-a-row successful test of a three-stage launcher, showing the regime’s mastery of an especially complex technology.Pyongyang claims it put an earth observation satellite—the Kwangmyongsong-4—in a polar...

    The launch on Sunday is another sign of Pyongyang’s growing threat, and the impotence of U.S. and global efforts to stop it.

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    America's ISIS War Is Helping al Qaeda

    America’s ISIS War Is Helping Al Qaeda

    America’s ISIS War Is Helping Al Qaeda

    U.S. strikes against the self-proclaimed Islamic State have had an unintended beneficiary: al Qaeda.Al Qaeda has exploited the strikes and gained strength, and that has created a growing rift within U.S. national security circles about where the c...

    U.S. intelligence and defense officials are increasingly worried their fight against the self-declared Islamic State is benefitting al Qaeda, ISIS’s jihadi rival.

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    Members of the Chinese community perform a lion dance as they celebrate the Lunar New Year of the Monkey in Kolkata on 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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    Press TV Anchor Sexually Harassed by Boss for Years

    TV Director Harassed Anchor for Years

    TV Director Harassed Anchor for Years

    Originally published at IranWire. Press TV bosses, including news director Hamid Reza Emadi, sexually harassed former news anchor Sheena Shirani for years, the young female reporter revealed on Thursday, Feb. 4. Shirani made the information public...

    The victim, journalist Sheena Shirani, has fled Iran with her son.

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    Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif

    Revealed: Iran’s Top-Secret Nuclear Site

    Revealed: Iran’s Top-Secret Nuclear Site

    Newly released satellite images of Iran’s top-secret Parchin military complex reveal that even as Iran was working to negotiate a nuclear deal, it was apparently working to hide its atomic work of the past and hedge its bets for the future.Forecas...

    A series of images, taken from space, show furious construction at a key Iranian facility. Was it to hide nuclear weapons work?

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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 pastime, or something that builds trust—or addiction. It mostly comes from North Korea and it’s been flooding northeastern provinces for years. Domestic distribution networks...

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

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    Press TV Anchor Sexually Harassed by Boss for Years

    TV Director Harassed Anchor for Years

    TV Director Harassed Anchor for Years

    Originally published at IranWire. Press TV bosses, including news director Hamid Reza Emadi, sexually harassed former news anchor Sheena Shirani for years, the young female reporter revealed on Thursday, Feb. 4. Shirani made the information public...

    The victim, journalist Sheena Shirani, has fled Iran with her son.

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    U.S. News

    He Tried ‘Suicide By Cop’ Before

    He Tried ‘Suicide By Cop’ Before

    MESA, Arizona — Kayden Clarke, 24, whose struggles with Asperger’s syndrome went viral last year after he posted a video of his service dog comforting him, was shot dead by police in his Mesa home on Thursday.Two officers responded to a report of ...

    Kayden Clarke was killed by police after threatening suicide in his own home, prompting action from advocacy groups. Clarke said he’d tried ‘suicide by cop’ before and service dog wo...

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    NYC Prison Guard Busted For Rape, Drugs

    NYC Prison Guard Busted For Rape, Drugs

    A New York City prison guard might soon find herself on the other side of the bars.Nicole Bartley, a corrections officer at New York’s Rikers Island facility, was charged on Sunday with raping a prisoner and conspiring to bring him marijuana. Bart...

    A Rikers Island corrections officer has been charged with raping an inmate and conspiring to bring him drugs—the latest in a long history of abuse by the city’s prison guards.

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    A customer reads a sign posted on the door of a Chipotle Mexican Grill in New York February 8, 2016. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid - RTX260YO

    Chipotle Says Sorry, Moe’s Celebrates

    Chipotle Says Sorry, Moe’s Celebrates

    For four glorious hours, Moe’s Southwest Grill was the burrito king. While every Chipotle in the country closed its doors Monday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for a company-wide food safety meeting in response to its recent E. coli outbreaks, the smaller...

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    He Tried ‘Suicide By Cop’ Before

    He Tried ‘Suicide By Cop’ Before

    MESA, Arizona — Kayden Clarke, 24, whose struggles with Asperger’s syndrome went viral last year after he posted a video of his service dog comforting him, was shot dead by police in his Mesa home on Thursday.Two officers responded to a report of ...

    Kayden Clarke was killed by police after threatening suicide in his own home, prompting action from advocacy groups. Clarke said he’d tried ‘suicide by cop’ before and service dog wo...

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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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    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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    Tech + Health

    Anorexia Isn't Just for Teenagers

    Anorexia Isn’t Just for Teenagers

    Anorexia Isn’t Just for Teenagers

    As a psychologist at the University of North Carolina Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders, Cristin Runfola had heard lots of horror stories about the lengths many of those with eating disorders had to go in order to find effective help. But ...

    Like puberty, midlife puts women at risk for eating disorders. It’s time for doctors to stop ignoring it.

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    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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    Scary New Ways the Internet Profiles You

    Scary New Ways the Internet Profiles You

    Scary New Ways the Internet Profiles You

    The success of the consumer Internet can be attributed to a simple grand bargain. We’ve been encouraged to search the Web, share our lives with friends, and take advantage of all sorts of other free services. In exchange, the Internet titans that ...

    Facebook, Google, and the other Internet titans have ever more sophisticated and intrusive methods of mining your data, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

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    Four Words, Dude: Super Bowl-Themed Weed

    Four Words, Dude: Super Bowl-Themed Weed

    Four Words, Dude: Super Bowl-Themed Weed

    When the Denver Broncos face off against the Carolina Panthers in Santa Clara’s Levi’s Stadium this Sunday, it will be the first time a Super Bowl has occurred in a state with near-legal, readily available marijuana. True, California technically o...

    This Super Bowl is gonna be super baked.

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    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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    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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    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 r...

    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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    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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    Lady Gaga sings the American National Anthem prior to the start of Super Bowl 50 between the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California, February 7, 2016. / AFP / TIMOTHY A. CLARY        (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

    How Lady Gaga Saved The Pantsuit

    How Lady Gaga Saved The Pantsuit

    Few would have guessed that Lady Gaga—she of bubble wrap coats and raw meat dresses —would wear a traditional women’s pantsuit while performing the national anthem at Sunday’s Super Bowl.Of course, this wasn’t just a pantsuit: It was a shimmering ...

    Hillary Clinton makes gentle fun of herself wearing them, and the pantsuit has certainly come a long way since St. Laurent’s ‘Le Smoking’—Gaga revolutionized it again at the Super Bowl.

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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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    The 200-Year-Old Law Ruining Your Sunday

    The Ancient Laws Ruining Your Sunday

    The Ancient Laws Ruining Your Sunday

    The Internet was buzz in the past week because of “The United States of Crazy Laws,” an Olivet Nazarene study charting the bizarre legislation still in place across the land of the free. Many of these regulations seem bizarre—in Arizona it is ille...

    So many of the laws and rules governing our lives seem so arbitrary. Where did they come from?

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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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    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
 
This image may be used only in the direct promotion of MASTERPIECE CLASSIC. No other rights are granted. All rights are reserved. Editorial use only. USE ON THIRD PARTY SITES SUCH AS FACEBOOK AND TWITTER IS NOT ALLOWED.

    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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    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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    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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    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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    Video

    US' Max Holloway and Sweden's Akira Corassani (R) fight in the ring during the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Fight Night at the Globe Arena in Stockholm on October 4, 2014. AFP PHOTO/JONATHAN NACKSTRAND        (Photo credit should read JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images)

    UFC Fighter’s Jaw Breaks in the Ring

    UFC Fighter’s Jaw Breaks in the Ring

    Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is widely considered one of the fastest-growing sports in America. However, its extreme violence often poses an ethical dilemma for regulators. For example, the UFC is engaged in a lawsuit against New York to overturn a st...

    Alex Nicholson’s first time in the ring didn’t go so well.

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    Center for Biological Diversity

    The U.S.’s Only Jaguar Caught on Camera

    The U.S.’s Only Jaguar Caught on Camera

    Cameras have spotted America’s last wild jaguar, known as El Jefe, about 25 miles from Tucson, Arizona. Jaguars are the only roaring cat native to North America. There have been multiple zoological reports of the animal dating back to 1814; howeve...

    Video of the United States’ only known jaguar is available publicly for the first time.

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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.

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

      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

      Winner of 24 X Games medals.

    Center for Biological Diversity

    The U.S.’s Only Jaguar Caught on Camera

    The U.S.’s Only Jaguar Caught on Camera

    Cameras have spotted America’s last wild jaguar, known as El Jefe, about 25 miles from Tucson, Arizona. Jaguars are the only roaring cat native to North America. There have been multiple zoological reports of the animal dating back to 1814; howeve...

    Video of the United States’ only known jaguar is available publicly for the first time.

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    Inside Playboy’s First Non-Nude Issue

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    Back in October, Playboy announced that after 62 years it would be shifting its focus away from nudity in an attempt to appeal to a millennial audience. For the first issue since its rebranding, the magazine got as millennial as millennial gets, c...

    The first edition after the men’s mag’s revamp will feature Snapchat and Instagram models.

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