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    Biden and Anime Girls vs Trump

    Joe Biden & Anime Girls vs. Trump Dump

    Joe Biden & Anime Girls vs. Trump Dump

    Vice President Joe Biden seems like the kindly uncle you’d find on any homespun primetime family dramedy. But it’s hard to deny that sometimes all that sweetness comes across as a little, um, creepy? It’s hard to forget that time Uncle Joe made a ...

    Sure, he’s likable enough. But the only thing worse (better?) than these pics of the veep with anime characters is the Trump Dump.

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    U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden gestures as he speaks about the need for common sense gun reform at the White House in Washington, April 9, 2013.

    The Bill That Could Break Biden 2016

    The Bill That Could Break Biden 2016

    Twenty-one years after helping to pass the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act as a Delaware senator, Joe Biden is still touting it.“It put another 100,000 cops on the street, and it cost $1 billion,” he wrote in April, in a release thro...

    He likes to tout the crime bill he helped pass in 1994. But if he decides to run, he’ll face questions about its contribution to our exploding prison population.

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    Mamie Bradley (mother of Emmett Till) meeting Till's casket in Chicago.

    How Emmett Till Changed the World

    How Emmett Till Changed the World

    Before Trayvon Martin, Mike Brown, Eric Garner, Freddie Gray, and 12-year-old Tamir Rice, there was Emmett Till.Till, a 14-year-old Chicago native, was brutally beaten and lynched while visiting relatives in Money, Mississippi, in the summer of 19...

    The brutal lynching of a black teen in Mississippi helped shape the civil-rights movement and became the first Black Lives Matter case.

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    Biden and Anime Girls vs Trump

    Joe Biden & Anime Girls vs. Trump Dump

    Joe Biden & Anime Girls vs. Trump Dump

    Vice President Joe Biden seems like the kindly uncle you’d find on any homespun primetime family dramedy. But it’s hard to deny that sometimes all that sweetness comes across as a little, um, creepy? It’s hard to forget that time Uncle Joe made a ...

    Sure, he’s likable enough. But the only thing worse (better?) than these pics of the veep with anime characters is the Trump Dump.

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    U.S. Republican presidential candidate Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky speaks during a campaign stop at Royal Kitchen and Bathroom Cabinets in Niles, Illinois, United States, August 1, 2015.

    Why Rand Is Campaigning in Nowheresville

    Why Rand Is Campaigning in Nowheresville

    On Thursday Rand Paul, dressed in his campaign uniform of bluejeans, mock turtleneck, and black blazer, paced the floor beside a "Defeat the Washington Machine" sign attached to his lectern. Sunlight peeked through a window behind him as...

    As Trump-mania eclipses the GOP 2016 field, Rand Paul heads west—far, far west.

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    Obama's Visit to Alaska and the fight to save the environment there

    How Obama Can Be the New Teddy Roosevelt

    How Obama Can Be the New Teddy Roosevelt

    Alaska is a different sort of state. It is isolated from the Lower 48, but as home to some of the most crucial ecosystems of our planet, Alaska has a deep-seated connection with nature that makes us unique. It is because of Alaska that the United ...

    President Obama is about to visit Alaska. The state is already suffering from climate change—the president needs to be an advocate for the Arctic.

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    Entertainment

    Watch Amy Schumer & J Law, Uptown Girls

    Watch Amy Schumer & J Law, Uptown Girls

    Just moments after announcing that they’re working on a new buddy comedy together, IRL besties Amy Schumer and Jennifer Lawrence made the scene in Chicago last night by dancing atop Billy Joel’s piano. As one does, when one is either the highest p...

    When adorable buddy comedies become real life.

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    Taylor Swift’s ‘Bad Blood’ Hypocrisy

    Taylor Swift’s ‘Bad Blood’ Hypocrisy

    Sunday night’s VMAs promise to be chock full of delightful surprises. Who will wear a dress made entirely of zippers? Which Teen Wolf will be spotted pawing at which Disney starlet? Are we old? And is Harry Styles even coming? But one thing is for...

    Pop superdiva Taylor Swift claims to be all about ‘sisterhood,’ but her VMA-nominated tune is all about ganging up on a woman (Katy Perry) in the name of revenge.

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    Elisabeth Moss (Catherine) in Alex Ross Perry’s  QUEEN OF EARTH. Courtesy of Sean Price Williams. Copyright Her Majesty September LLC. An IFC Films release.

    Why Movies Need More Crazy Ladies

    Why Movies Need More Crazy Ladies

    Queen Of Earth follows the weeklong vacation of old friends Catherine and Virginia—played brilliantly by Mad Men’s Elisabeth Moss and her costar Katherine Waterson—as old conflicts and old traumas threaten to unravel their relationship, and along ...

    There’s nothing like the voyeuristic thrill of watching a woman’s descent into madness. Why is it so satisfying to watch?

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    Ice T vs. gamergate

    Ice-T Schools Gamergate Punks

    Ice-T Schools Gamergate Punks

    Six months after starring in the #Gamergate episode of Law & Order: SVU that managed to unite Gamergaters and the women they hate (in shared critical contempt of Law & Order: SVU, but still), Ice-T finally leveled up IRL and learned what a...

    The rapper turned actor, who starred on a very controversial #Gamergate episode of “Law & Order: SVU,” unloaded his chamber on gamer trolls.

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    Taylor Swift’s ‘Bad Blood’ Hypocrisy

    Taylor Swift’s ‘Bad Blood’ Hypocrisy

    Sunday night’s VMAs promise to be chock full of delightful surprises. Who will wear a dress made entirely of zippers? Which Teen Wolf will be spotted pawing at which Disney starlet? Are we old? And is Harry Styles even coming? But one thing is for...

    Pop superdiva Taylor Swift claims to be all about ‘sisterhood,’ but her VMA-nominated tune is all about ganging up on a woman (Katy Perry) in the name of revenge.

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    Bolt Tripped By Cameraman

    Bolt Tripped By Cameraman

    Roving videographer knocks gold medalist over after his latest win.

    Tupac Shakur and Marion Suge Knight

    Suge Knight’s Crazy Confessional

    Suge Knight’s Crazy Confessional

    They called him “Sugar Bear.” With his round face, gentle giant demeanor, and lyrical, high-pitched voice, Marion Hugh Knight Jr. was a well-liked kid navigating the mean streets of Compton, California, where he was born and raised. Knight grew in...

    Before—and after—his prison stint, Suge Knight gave a pair of insane interviews filled with innuendo and wild allegations about Eazy-E, Dr. Dre, and Snoop Dogg.

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    US President Barack Obama and host Jon Stewart speak during a break in the live taping of Comedy Central?s "Daily Show with Jon Stewart" on October 18, 2012 in New York. This is the second appearence on the satirical show by President Obama.

    Why Jon Stewart Must Host the Debates

    Why Jon Stewart Must Host the Debates

    For more than a decade, the most trusted name in American news was neither a journalist, policy expert, nor politician, but a comedian from New Jersey and host of a late-night news satire show.There is now a petition circulating online requesting ...

    A New Jersey resident has created a petition calling on the late-night TV host to bring some Indecision 2016 magic to the presidential race.

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    Bolt Tripped By Cameraman

    Bolt Tripped By Cameraman

    Roving videographer knocks gold medalist over after his latest win.

    World News

    A Taliban soldier stands guard at the Makaki refugee camp in
Afghanistan near the Iranian border city of Zabol, October 29, 2001.
More than 7,600 people, mostly children, have taken refuge in the camp,
set up by the Iranian Red Crescent Society inside Afghan territory and
controlled by the Taliban, from U.S bombing of Afghanistan.
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    Iran’s Surprising New Foreign Legion

    Iran’s Surprising New Foreign Legion

    One of the foremost critiques of U.S. President Obama’s Iran deal is that the promise of more than $100 billion in sanctions relief will invigorate the Islamic Republic with funds to continue its covert wars throughout the Middle East. Even the pr...

    Want to become an Iranian citizen? A new law is about to make that a whole lot easier—but you’re going to have to fight for it—literally.

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    The Coming Yakuza War

    The Coming Yakuza War

    The Coming Yakuza War

    TOKYO — This year should have been a good one for Japan’s largest organized crime organization, the Yamaguchi-gumi, the one yakuza group that just about ruled them all. But as it marks its 100th year in business, internal squabbles may split the o...

    The biggest Yakuza group is celebrating its 100th year in operation, but it’s splitting into factions that may soon go after each other with bloody consequences.

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    ISIS HIV Suicide bombers

    ISIS Using HIV Suicide Bombers?

    ISIS Using HIV Suicide Bombers?

    A rumor circulating on the Internet this week claims that ISIS put 16 fighters on the fast-track to heaven for contracting HIV from a Moroccan sex slave. The men were reportedly “sentenced” to death by suicide bombing, according to the ARA news ag...

    A new news report about the terror army challenges us to disbelieve it.

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    Migrants attend a protest in front of the Italian Chamber of Deputies in Rome, April 21, 2015. The U.N. refugee agency on Tuesday urged European leaders to put the protection of migrants at the centre of debate over the crisis in the Mediterranean and to do more to help Greece and Italy cope.

    Italy’s Big Wedding Trafficking Scam

    Italy’s Big Wedding Trafficking Scam

    ROME — The soup kitchen and homeless squat in the back corner of Rome’s Termini station is probably the last place most people would consider when looking for a potential spouse, especially during the hot summer months when the smell of diesel fue...

    “Wedding traffickers” are scamming would-be immigrants and destitute Italians alike, selling hope in exchange for “I do.”

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    The Coming Yakuza War

    The Coming Yakuza War

    The Coming Yakuza War

    TOKYO — This year should have been a good one for Japan’s largest organized crime organization, the Yamaguchi-gumi, the one yakuza group that just about ruled them all. But as it marks its 100th year in business, internal squabbles may split the o...

    The biggest Yakuza group is celebrating its 100th year in operation, but it’s splitting into factions that may soon go after each other with bloody consequences.

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    Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif waves after a plenary session at the United Nations building in Vienna, Austria July 14, 2015. Iran and six major world powers reached a nuclear deal on Tuesday, capping more than a decade of on-off negotiations with an agreement that could potentially transform the Middle East, and which Israel called an "historic surrender". REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

    Will Iran Get Better Deal Than U.S. Oil?

    Will Iran Get Better Deal Than U.S. Oil?

    As Congress takes up the Iran nuclear deal next month, it ought to confront this paradox: The agreement allows the Iranians to do something Americans can’t—sell oil to the rest of the world.Don’t get me wrong. I support the deal, under which Tehra...

    If the Iran deal goes through, the country’s oil exports will resume. Meanwhile, U.S. producers will still be banned from doing so.

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    Forensic police officers inspect a parked truck in which up to 50 migrants were found dead, on a motorway near Parndorf, Austria August 27, 2015. As many as 50 refugees were found dead in a parked lorry in eastern Austria near the Hungarian border on Thursday. Police made the grisly discovery in the 7.5-tonne lorry stopped on the A4 motorway near the town of Parndorf, apparently since Wednesday. Police could not put an exact figure on the number of victims, whose bodies had begun to decompose. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader

    70 Dead Migrants Found in Chicken Truck

    70 Dead Migrants Found in Chicken Truck

    At first, the police investigating an abandoned poultry delivery truck with Hungarian license plates on an Austrian highway thought the gut-turning stench was from decaying processed chicken.  Then, they saw the thick red blood streaming from the ...

    Thursday’s grim discovery on an Austrian highway is just the latest in a series of horrifying tragedies as thousands journey to supposed safety in Europe.

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    An investor looks at an electronic board showing stock information of Shanghai Stock Exchange Composite Index at a brokerage house in Beijing, August 26, 2015. Asian shares struggled on Wednesday as investors feared fresh rate cuts in China would not be enough to stabilise its slowing economy or halt a stock collapse that is wreaking havoc in global markets. REUTERS/Jason Lee  - RTX1PNY9

    Arresting Developments in China Crash

    Arresting Developments in China Crash

    HONG KONG — The Chinese stock market has taken blow after blow. And despite an upward bounce on Thursday, recovery is nowhere in sight, so the Chinese government now needs a scapegoat.Immediately after the Shanghai Composite Index’s July tumble, t...

    After weeks of abysmal stock performance and blaming foreign powers, China is now arresting its own people.

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    Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif waves after a plenary session at the United Nations building in Vienna, Austria July 14, 2015. Iran and six major world powers reached a nuclear deal on Tuesday, capping more than a decade of on-off negotiations with an agreement that could potentially transform the Middle East, and which Israel called an "historic surrender". REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

    Will Iran Get Better Deal Than U.S. Oil?

    Will Iran Get Better Deal Than U.S. Oil?

    As Congress takes up the Iran nuclear deal next month, it ought to confront this paradox: The agreement allows the Iranians to do something Americans can’t—sell oil to the rest of the world.Don’t get me wrong. I support the deal, under which Tehra...

    If the Iran deal goes through, the country’s oil exports will resume. Meanwhile, U.S. producers will still be banned from doing so.

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    U.S. News

    Inside the Roanoke Killer’s Filthy Den

    Inside the Roanoke Killer’s Filthy Den

    The killer journalist who shot two former colleagues to death on-air was falling apart well before the attack—keeping a spartan apartment soaked in cat urine, and even being ordered to seek help before he was fired, court records and reports indic...

    Cat feces, grimy sex toys, bare mattresses—Vester Flanagan’s apartment hinted at his deteriorating mental state.

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    Man gets arrested for Viagra

    Man Sues New York Over Viagra Arrest

    Man Sues New York Over Viagra Arrest

    The FDA may have legalized “female Viagra” just last week, but one Brooklyn man was recently arrested for having the male version in his possession.Earl McLeod, 33, was driving along Fulton Street in Bedford-Stuyvesant this past February when sudd...

    A Brooklyn man was arrested for possessing Viagra—now he’s suing for ‘emotional trauma, embarrassment, and humiliation.’

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    Aerial photograph of the devastation caused by the high winds and heavy flooding in the greater New Orleans area following Hurricane Katrina, August 30, 2005. Floodwaters engulfed much of New Orleans on Tuesday as officials feared a steep death toll and planned to evacuate thousands remaining in shelters after the historic city's defenses were breached by Hurricane Katrina.

    How New Orleans Saved Its Kids

    How New Orleans Saved Its Kids

    I was born and raised in Louisiana—a small town called Ferriday, north of Baton Rouge. My family is scattered around the state and in late August of 2005, when word came that a massive storm was bearing down on the Gulf Coast, I headed south, both...

    Ten years after Katrina, miraculously, kids in New Orleans are testing better than before. Here’s how.

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    Inside the Roanoke Killer’s Filthy Den

    Inside the Roanoke Killer’s Filthy Den

    The killer journalist who shot two former colleagues to death on-air was falling apart well before the attack—keeping a spartan apartment soaked in cat urine, and even being ordered to seek help before he was fired, court records and reports indic...

    Cat feces, grimy sex toys, bare mattresses—Vester Flanagan’s apartment hinted at his deteriorating mental state.

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    Derrick Rose #1 of the Chicago Bulls watches his teammates from the bench during a game against the Oklahoma City Thunder at the United Center on March 17, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. The Thunder defeated the Bulls 97-85. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

    Is Derrick Rose the NBA’s Bill Cosby?

    Is Derrick Rose the NBA’s Bill Cosby?

    Oh no. Please God, don’t let this be real. That was my first thought Wednesday night when TMZ reported that Derrick Rose was served with a lawsuit alleging that, at his Beverly Hills home in August 2013 he, along with two members of his inner circ...

    When a hero is accused of a heinous crime, it’s impossible for his fans process the allegations.

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    Profile of the shooter

    Flanagan Played Race Card for Years

    Flanagan Played Race Card for Years

    Vester Lee Flanagan claimed in a suicide note Wednesday that June’s massacre of black parishioners at a South Carolina church was “the tipping point” that sent him on the path to murdering two journalists on live television Wednesday.But in c...

    The cold-blooded Roanoke killer kept getting fired, kept threatening colleagues, and kept claiming he was the real victim.

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    Tech + Health

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    Can Quality Sleep Prevent Alzheimer’s?

    Can Quality Sleep Prevent Alzheimer’s?

    A good night’s sleep yields more than beauty—it also means a healthy brain.According to researchers at the University of California Berkeley, disturbed sleep may contribute to the development of Alzheimer’s disease. The study, performed at the uni...

    A recent study suggests a solid night’s sleep may help the brain process a “garbage” protein buildup that, over time, could impact the development of Alzheimer’s.

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    Iranian Hackers Getting Around Google's 2-Step Verification Process

    Here’s How Iran Resets Your Password

    Here’s How Iran Resets Your Password

    Iranian hackers have now found a way to get around Google’s two-step verification system and infiltrate GMail’s most elaborate consumer security system, according to a new report.The Citizen Lab’s John Scott-Railton and Katie Kleemola outlined a f...

    Tehran’s hackers are getting trickier—and finding new ways to get into your Gmail.

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    Can Prisons Stop Porn Drones?

    Can Prisons Stop Porn Drones?

    Can Prisons Stop Porn Drones?

    This week, police foiled a plot to fly a drone laden with drugs and porn over a prison—the latest in a string of similar attempts and the second one this month alone.It is believed that an inmate at the Western Correctional Institution in Maryland...

    Authorities were able to stop a drone attempting to drop drugs and porn at a Maryland prison. But it isn’t the first attempt, and it won’t be the last.

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    Huge disenchantment within the Teach For America community

    Is Teach for America Flunking Out?

    Is Teach for America Flunking Out?

    As students head back to school in the coming days, the lowest number of new Teach for America (TFA) teachers since the start of the decade will go with them—just 4,100 new “corps members,” down from an incoming group of 6,000 in 2013.For the past...

    Among a divided community of alumni, a plethora of blog posts and think pieces, and a controversial business model, Teach for America has reached its moment of truth.

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    Iranian Hackers Getting Around Google's 2-Step Verification Process

    Here’s How Iran Resets Your Password

    Here’s How Iran Resets Your Password

    Iranian hackers have now found a way to get around Google’s two-step verification system and infiltrate GMail’s most elaborate consumer security system, according to a new report.The Citizen Lab’s John Scott-Railton and Katie Kleemola outlined a f...

    Tehran’s hackers are getting trickier—and finding new ways to get into your Gmail.

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    Should Parents Decide A Child's Gender?

    Should Parents Decide a Child’s Gender?

    Should Parents Decide a Child’s Gender?

    In his January State of the Union address, President Obama became the first president to utter the word “transgender” in a speech, confirming what many are calling America’s “transgender moment.”Not only is the word itself now part of common speec...

    Even as transgender rights progress, intersex children are still left in legal limbo.

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    ‘Super’ Lice Are Coming for Your Kids

    ‘Super’ Lice Are Coming for Your Kids

    Hold onto your scalps, America. Super lice are upon us.The time for panic is not yet at hand, however. Planning for mass head-shavings or the wearing of plutonium hats is probably premature.As has been widely reported recently, a study from Southe...

    ‘Drug-resistant lice’ sounds like something from the apocalypse, but not to fear. There are several ways to kill the annoying little bugs.

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    Can the Last Sumatran Rhino Find Love?

    Can the Last Sumatran Rhino Find Love?

    When Harapan, the Cincinnati Zoo’s male Sumatran rhino, lost his mate Suci to iron storage disease back in 2014, it seemed as though the seven-year-old furry fellow was destined to spend the remainder of his 35-40 year lifespan alone. With only ar...

    With only 100 left, every possible coupling is critical.

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    Should Parents Decide A Child's Gender?

    Should Parents Decide a Child’s Gender?

    Should Parents Decide a Child’s Gender?

    In his January State of the Union address, President Obama became the first president to utter the word “transgender” in a speech, confirming what many are calling America’s “transgender moment.”Not only is the word itself now part of common speec...

    Even as transgender rights progress, intersex children are still left in legal limbo.

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    Gay Escort: We Must Fight The Feds

    Gay Escort: We Must Fight the Feds

    Gay Escort: We Must Fight the Feds

    On Tuesday, federal agents raided the New York City headquarters of RentBoy.com, which advertises itself as “the original and world’s largest male escort site.”CEO Jeffrey Hurant and six other employees were taken into custody.The Feds are allegin...

    A former RentBoy.com advertiser says the website provided a safe and consensual context for escorts to meet clients. Now the LGBT community’s support is needed to fight the authorities.

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    Former St. Paul's School student Owen Labrie raises his hand as he is sworn-in prior to testifying in his trial at Merrimack Superior Court in Concord, N.H., Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. Labrie is charged with raping a 15-year-old freshman as part of Senior Salute, in which seniors try to romance and have intercourse with underclassmen before leaving the prestigious school in Concord. The defense contends the two had consensual sexual contact but not intercourse. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, Pool)

    St. Paul’s Sex Scandal: Secret Emails

    St. Paul’s Sex Scandal: Secret Emails

    Owen Labrie took the stand Wednesday to counter allegations that he sexually assaulted a 15-year-old girl last year while both were students at the prestigious St. Paul’s School in New Hampshire.On day six of the trial, 19-year-old Labrie describe...

    Owen Labrie, accused of raping a fellow female student at the prestigious prep school, took the stand Wednesday, still claiming they had not had sex.

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    How Does a Gay Escort Stay ‘Legal’?

    How Does a Gay Escort Stay ‘Legal’?

    After the bust, the questions—the multiplying questions.On Tuesday morning, the NYPD and Department of Homeland Security raided the self-proclaimed “original and world’s largest male escort site” with the belief that CEO Jeffrey Hurant—and six oth...

    After the feds busted Rentboy.com, escorts and legal experts question how far—and revealing—the authorities’ investigation will delve.

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    What Vester Lee Flanagan and ISIS Share

    What Vester Lee Flanagan and ISIS Share

    In a way—a twisted and evil way, to be sure—the live on-air murders of WDBJ Channel 7 reporter Alison Parker and photojournalist Adam Ward on Wednesday morning, along with the wounding of local chamber of commerce official Vicki Gardner, amounted ...

    The Roanoke killer and terror group share something in common—the desire to publicize their brutal crimes via mass media, as filmed by themselves.

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    Former St. Paul's School student Owen Labrie raises his hand as he is sworn-in prior to testifying in his trial at Merrimack Superior Court in Concord, N.H., Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. Labrie is charged with raping a 15-year-old freshman as part of Senior Salute, in which seniors try to romance and have intercourse with underclassmen before leaving the prestigious school in Concord. The defense contends the two had consensual sexual contact but not intercourse. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, Pool)

    St. Paul’s Sex Scandal: Secret Emails

    St. Paul’s Sex Scandal: Secret Emails

    Owen Labrie took the stand Wednesday to counter allegations that he sexually assaulted a 15-year-old girl last year while both were students at the prestigious St. Paul’s School in New Hampshire.On day six of the trial, 19-year-old Labrie describe...

    Owen Labrie, accused of raping a fellow female student at the prestigious prep school, took the stand Wednesday, still claiming they had not had sex.

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    Is This the ‘Stonewall’ of Sex Work?

    Is This the ‘Stonewall’ of Sex Work?

    Yesterday’s raid on the offices of Rentboy.com, resulting in the arrest of seven employees, was a bizarre, unprovoked crackdown on people it’s easy for “respectable” folks to stigmatize or ignore.On the contrary, this thoroughly unnecessary bust s...

    When the feds targeted a gay escort site, it wasn’t to rightfully address sex trafficking or exploitation, but a suspicious, cruel, and unwarranted attack on male sex work.

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    This 11 September 2001 file photo shows Marcy Borders covered in dust as she takes refuge in an office building after one of the World Trade Center towers collapsed in New York. Borders was caught outside on the street as the cloud of smoke and dust enveloped the area.  The woman was caught outside on the street as the cloud of smoke and dust enveloped the area.  AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

    Marcy Borders Was More Than ‘Dust Lady’

    Marcy Borders Was More Than ‘Dust Lady’

    With Marcy Borders’s death from stomach cancer, aged 42, the picture is back again, of course: Borders, caked in dust on September 11, 2001, looking stunned at the camera, caught on the day that would come to define her far-too-short life.When I s...

    She may have been made famous by a picture taken on 9/11, but Marcy Borders’ life was shattered in that day’s wake—as she told our correspondent 10 years later.

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    Owen Labrie leaves the Merrimack County Superior courtroom for the lunch break after several of his classmates testified Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, in Concord, N.H.  Labrie is charged with raping a 15-year-old freshman in 2014 as part of the "Senior Salute," a practice of sexual conquest at the prestigious St. Paul's School in Concord. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, Pool)

    Was It Sex or Rape at St. Paul’s?

    Was It Sex or Rape at St. Paul’s?

    The prosecution has rested its case against Owen Labrie, the 19-year-old former student of St. Paul’s School accused of raping a 15-year-old fellow student days before he graduated. The trial has scrutinized the sexual culture at the prestigious p...

    Evidence has been presented at the trial of the young man accused of raping a fellow student at the prep school to show he did have sex with her.

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    Is This the ‘Stonewall’ of Sex Work?

    Is This the ‘Stonewall’ of Sex Work?

    Yesterday’s raid on the offices of Rentboy.com, resulting in the arrest of seven employees, was a bizarre, unprovoked crackdown on people it’s easy for “respectable” folks to stigmatize or ignore.On the contrary, this thoroughly unnecessary bust s...

    When the feds targeted a gay escort site, it wasn’t to rightfully address sex trafficking or exploitation, but a suspicious, cruel, and unwarranted attack on male sex work.

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    Books

    Should Parents Decide A Child's Gender?

    Should Parents Decide a Child’s Gender?

    Should Parents Decide a Child’s Gender?

    In his January State of the Union address, President Obama became the first president to utter the word “transgender” in a speech, confirming what many are calling America’s “transgender moment.”Not only is the word itself now part of common speec...

    Even as transgender rights progress, intersex children are still left in legal limbo.

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    • Subject: Ford Modeling agency founder Eileen Ford. New York NY 1948
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Time Inc Owned
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      How Eileen Ford Ruled the Modeling Wars

      How Eileen Ford Ruled the Modeling Wars

      Eileen Ford’s eye for beauty was amongst the most influential of the 20th century. Over 46 years at the helm of Ford Models, she fostered the talents of hundreds of the most recognized and admired faces, icons that included Christy Turlington, Lau...

      At the helm of Ford Models, she fostered the careers of hundreds of runway icons—and proved a spirited adversary in the industry’s legendary showdown with Elite.

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    Jonathan Franzen’s Icky Secrets

    Jonathan Franzen’s Icky Secrets

    Charles Blenheim, a writer in Jonathan Franzen’s new novel, thinks of himself as “a major American novelist,” if not quite the “great American novelist” that a Time cover story called Franzen when Freedom was released.Blenheim tortures himself wit...

    The novelist’s new mega-tome is a strangely needy book, chock full of autobiography, from a domineering mother to a friendship-rivalry mirroring his own relationship with David Foste...

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    Use This Hashtag to Talk to God

    Use This Hashtag to Talk to God

    Last month, my father had a stroke. Feeling completely helpless, I took to Facebook and requested prayer, as did several members of my family. Before long, hundreds of our friends were praying for my dad. Many wrote me personal notes, and some com...

    Does it really count when you retweet a call for prayer?

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    Author Joan Didion sitting inside white Stingray car, w. cigarette. (Photo by Julian Wasser/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)

    Joan Didion’s Eternal Cool

    Joan Didion’s Eternal Cool

    There is something perverse about attaching the word “celebrity” to Joan Didion, the beloved personal essayist, revolutionary New Journalist, and gimlet-eyed cultural critic. (And latterly, Céline model.)So much of her writing is, after all, about...

    The first biography of Joan Didion falls far short of a definitive portrait of one of America’s greatest living writers—which is just the way the enigmatic Didion would want it.

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    Jonathan Franzen’s Icky Secrets

    Jonathan Franzen’s Icky Secrets

    Charles Blenheim, a writer in Jonathan Franzen’s new novel, thinks of himself as “a major American novelist,” if not quite the “great American novelist” that a Time cover story called Franzen when Freedom was released.Blenheim tortures himself wit...

    The novelist’s new mega-tome is a strangely needy book, chock full of autobiography, from a domineering mother to a friendship-rivalry mirroring his own relationship with David Foste...

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    The Daily Beast’s Best Longreads

    The Daily Beast’s Best Longreads

    Silence at Baylor Jessica Luther & Dan Solomon—Texas Montly Baylor defense end Sam Ukwuachu was found guilty of second-degree sexual assault on August 20, 2015. However, his university was stunningly silent about the charges he faced, and ...

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    Philip K. Dick Was Into Mind Control

    Philip K. Dick Was Into Mind Control

    Philip K. Dick Was Into Mind Control

    The United States government’s search for the perfect truth serum began in the spring of 1942. Gen. William “Wild Bill” Donovan, chief of the Office of Strategic Services (the predecessor to the CIA), asked a select group of prominent scientists t...

    Well before he’d even touched LSD, the novelist /pharmaceutical visionary saw the potential of mind control for fun and profit in the ‘The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch.’

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    A furious Mayor Richard J. Daley stands at the microphone as shouts resound through the International Amphitheatre on Aug. 28, 1968, in Chicago, demanding the Democratic National Convention adjourn until later in the day before considering the party platform. Daley contended spectators in the galleries were doing the shouting. Daley was seated front-row center, directly below the rostrum. It was the position of honor; but it was also ground zero in a year of political and social upheaval. (AP Photo/Jack Thornell)

    The Last Boss Goes Into the Ground

    The Last Boss Goes Into the Ground

    CHICAGO — The mourning did not stop. At night the priest insisted we follow him from the street, into the rectory, and through a passageway that brought us out onto the altar of the Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church.Here, in the lights, was the...

    The legendary reporter covers the end of an era in city politics.

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    The Daily Beast’s Best Longreads

    The Daily Beast’s Best Longreads

    Silence at Baylor Jessica Luther & Dan Solomon—Texas Montly Baylor defense end Sam Ukwuachu was found guilty of second-degree sexual assault on August 20, 2015. However, his university was stunningly silent about the charges he faced, and ...

    From animal stores to Hollywood’s elderly action heros, this week in best long form journalism.

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