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    Former U.S. Vice presidential candidate and Alaska Governor Sarah Palin (R), and Donald Trump walk towards a limo after leaving Trump Tower, at 56th Street and 5th Avenue, on May 31, 2011 in New York City. Palin and Trump met for a dinner meeting in the city. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

    Trump & Palin Preview Worst Ticket Ever

    Trump & Palin Preview Worst Ticket Ever

    As in-focus civilians flowed up the Trump Tower taking selfies in the background, an inexplicably out-of-focus Donald Trump sought to explain his rising poll numbers on Sarah Palin’s janky new program on an unknown right-wing news network.“We’re b...

    On her fledgling, and embarrassingly low-tech, network, Sarah Palin interviewed Donald Trump, and managed a feat no journalist has yet. She made it boring.

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    CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 27:  Democratic presidential candidate and former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks to guests gathered for a campaign meeting on the campus of Case Western Reserve University on August 27, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. Clinton made her first official campaign stop in Ohio.     (Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)

    Hillary Really Is Coming After Your Guns

    Hillary Really Is Coming After Your Guns

    “Something is deeply wrong,” Hillary Clinton told the audience at the Democratic National Committee on Friday. Earlier in the week, a gunman killed two journalists in Roanoke, Virginia, on live television, just days before an unstable person with ...

    Some politicians talk about gun control once in a while. Clinton has been pushing to curb firearms for decades. No wonder the NRA has vowed to bring her down.

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    Hillary vs. The World

    Hillary vs. The World

    Hillary vs. The World

    There aren’t going to be a lot of “Minnesota nice” jokes coming out of this weekend’s Democratic National Committee meeting here in the Twin Cities.Sure, speakers did obligatory eye-pops at the promise of state fair food, made Garrison Keillor ref...

    In the Democratic race, Hillary’s opponents’ new tactic is to paint the party as colluding with the front-runner.

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    Former U.S. Vice presidential candidate and Alaska Governor Sarah Palin (R), and Donald Trump walk towards a limo after leaving Trump Tower, at 56th Street and 5th Avenue, on May 31, 2011 in New York City. Palin and Trump met for a dinner meeting in the city. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

    Trump & Palin Preview Worst Ticket Ever

    Trump & Palin Preview Worst Ticket Ever

    As in-focus civilians flowed up the Trump Tower taking selfies in the background, an inexplicably out-of-focus Donald Trump sought to explain his rising poll numbers on Sarah Palin’s janky new program on an unknown right-wing news network.“We’re b...

    On her fledgling, and embarrassingly low-tech, network, Sarah Palin interviewed Donald Trump, and managed a feat no journalist has yet. She made it boring.

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    Cast member Charlie Sheen poses at the premiere of his new film "Scary Movie 5" in Hollywood April 11, 2013.
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    9/11 Truthers Want To Be Trump’s VP

    9/11 Truthers Want To Be Trump’s VP

    “Future American President” Donald J. Trump has been joking for more than a decade that he would love to have Oprah Winfrey as his running mate.“If she’d do it, she’d be fantastic,” Trump said in 1999, when he was considering a presidential run on...

    As Trump’s campaign trumps on, a motley crew of 9/11 truthers have volunteered to be The Donald’s Veep, including Charlie Sheen and Jesse Ventura.

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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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    Director Wes Craven poses for a portrait in Los Angeles March 1, 2009. In 1972, Craven made a career change from college lecturer to slasher film maestro with his bloody "The Last House on the Left," and he is back for more knife play with a remake in theaters on March 13, 2009. Picture taken March 1, 2009.  To match Reuters Life! PEOPLE-CRAVEN   REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni   (UNITED STATES ENTERTAINMENT HEADSHOT) - RTXCPMO

    Remembering Horror Maestro Wes Craven

    Remembering Horror Maestro Wes Craven

    More than four decades after making his first foray into the horror genre that would define his long and influential career, Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream helmer Wes Craven died Sunday in Los Angeles. The 76-year-old filmmaker passed away at ...

    The iconic filmmaker behind ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’ and ‘Scream’ passed away on Sunday at the age of 76. But his rich legacy lives on.

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    ‘The Strain’ Is TV’s Best Horror Show

    ‘The Strain’ Is TV’s Best Horror Show

    We are in the midst of a TV horror renaissance, and it’s being led by a show about undead hordes laying waste to human civilization, and motley survivors striving to keep themselves, their loved ones, and their fellow countrymen alive.It would be ...

    Smart enough to know gore is supposed to be both gross and goofy, ‘The Strain’ is the most purely enjoyable pulp entertainment on TV. Take note, ‘The Walking Dead.’

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    Hip-hop Misogyny

    Addressing Hip-Hop’s History of Misogyny

    Addressing Hip-Hop’s History of Misogyny

    Hip-hop’s penchant for rampant misogyny has gotten an increasing amount of pushback in the last few years, with incidents like Rick Ross’s “U.O.E.N.O.” lyrics and the legacy of iconic gangsta rap group N.W.A becoming flashpoints for conversations ...

    ‘Straight Outta Compton’ and Dr. Dre’s history of abuse towards women have reignited the cultural conversation surrounding the way hip-hop treats women. And it ain’t pretty.

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    The Week in Viral Videos

    The Week in Viral Videos

    5. Fight Club for KidsHow do you take an R-rated, hyper-violent cult classic and turn it into something kid-friendly? Make it “Tickle Fight Club.” This animated spoof sets Fight Club in grade-school and is sure to tickle fans of the hardcore origi...

    From a G-Rated animated Fight Club to Key & Peele’s look inside the Gremlins 2 writers’ room, WATCH our countdown of this week’s buzziest videos.

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    ‘The Strain’ Is TV’s Best Horror Show

    ‘The Strain’ Is TV’s Best Horror Show

    We are in the midst of a TV horror renaissance, and it’s being led by a show about undead hordes laying waste to human civilization, and motley survivors striving to keep themselves, their loved ones, and their fellow countrymen alive.It would be ...

    Smart enough to know gore is supposed to be both gross and goofy, ‘The Strain’ is the most purely enjoyable pulp entertainment on TV. Take note, ‘The Walking Dead.’

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    Porn Stars Revolt Against the Government

    Porn Stars Revolt Against the Government

    Porn stars aren’t known for being private people. They willingly share intimate moments with strangers and bare their bodies in eye-catching 4K. Even so, there are some things they’d prefer to keep to themselves, like medical records. Recently tho...

    Adult performers are having their medical records subpoenaed. It’s un-American.

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    Bill Maher Slams Josh Duggar

    Bill Maher Slams Josh Duggar

    “I’m trying to avoid talking about Donald Trump.”Real Time host Bill Maher let the Republican presidential frontrunner off easy Friday night, instead sounding resigned when describing Trump’s latest antics. “He’s everywhere,” Maher complained in h...

    The ‘Real Time’ host talked immigration, debated Rick Santorum on climate change, and called B.S. on Josh Duggar's “porn addiction.”

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 10: Kim Kardashian is seen on August 10, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)

    Kim K’s Pregnancy Disorder Can Be Fatal

    Kim K’s Pregnancy Disorder Can Be Fatal

    Parenthood has not come easy to Kim Kardashian.As the reality television star, fashion plate and mother to daughter North explains in a new interview with C Magazine, getting pregnant has been a challenging and complicated process for her. Some of...

    The pregnant star revealed that she’s dealing with “placenta accrete”—a complication that is very real and can be very dangerous for mothers.

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    Porn Stars Revolt Against the Government

    Porn Stars Revolt Against the Government

    Porn stars aren’t known for being private people. They willingly share intimate moments with strangers and bare their bodies in eye-catching 4K. Even so, there are some things they’d prefer to keep to themselves, like medical records. Recently tho...

    Adult performers are having their medical records subpoenaed. It’s un-American.

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    New arrivals stay at the welcome tent.

    On Europe’s Highway to Hell

    On Europe’s Highway to Hell

    CALAIS — They call the tented settlement in Calais where migrants and refugees attempt to make their way from France to England “La Jungle.” There, some 3,000 dispossessed take their rest after long, fitful hegiras beginning in conflict zones, ext...

    “The Jungle” is no place you’d ever want to be, but more and more people are making it their home.

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    Pope's Lesbian Blessing

    The Pope’s Lesbian Blessing

    The Pope’s Lesbian Blessing

    VATICAN CITY—One of the most challenging jobs on the planet must surely be doing public relations for Pope Francis.  The unscripted pope likes to speak his mind and doesn’t always seem to be playing by the same rule book as his clergy.  The latest...

    Once again Pope Francis makes a human gesture that challenges the Church orthodoxy. Will official teachings change?

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    Al Jazeera television journalist Mohamed Fahmy and his lawyer Amal Clooney look on, before hearing the verdict at a court in Cairo, Egypt, August 29, 2015.

    Al Jazeera Journalists Found Guilty

    Al Jazeera Journalists Found Guilty

    An Egyptian court sentenced three al Jazeera journalists to three years in prison for spreading false news amid lacking evidence, in spite of two years of international pressure to throw out what was seen as a sham trial, and the presence of celeb...

    With the world watching, Egypt’s court system decided to assert itself by finding three journalists guilty, including one represented by celebrity human-rights lawyer Amal Clooney.


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    Inside the KGB’s Super Power Division

    Inside the KGB’s Super Power Division

    Boris Ratnikov looks the part of a retired KGB general. The septuagenarian, having served both the Soviet and Russian states, fits an expected mold: flagging jowls, small-bore eyes, clipped speech. Much like the current iteration of the Kremlin, R...

    Boris Ratnikov says he’s used telepathy to save Russia from foreign—and mostly American—aggression. His crackpot theories are back in fashion.

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    Pope's Lesbian Blessing

    The Pope’s Lesbian Blessing

    The Pope’s Lesbian Blessing

    VATICAN CITY—One of the most challenging jobs on the planet must surely be doing public relations for Pope Francis.  The unscripted pope likes to speak his mind and doesn’t always seem to be playing by the same rule book as his clergy.  The latest...

    Once again Pope Francis makes a human gesture that challenges the Church orthodoxy. Will official teachings change?

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    Members of All India Mahila Congress, women's wing of Congress party, shout slogans and carry placards during a protest against the rape of a female passenger, in New Delhi December 8, 2014. An Uber taxi driver will appear in an Indian court on Monday accused of raping a young female passenger, as the popular U.S. online ride-hailing service came under fire for hiring a man who was arrested for a sexual assault three years ago. The placard reads, "The country is covered in shame, while Modi goes abroad". REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee (INDIA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW POLITICS BUSINESS TRANSPORT) - RTR4H3X2

    Indian Village Orders Rape Of 2 Sisters

    Indian Village Orders Rape Of 2 Sisters

    Two sisters in India will be gang-raped for a social “sin” committed by their brother unless the country’s Supreme Court intervenes with protection, according to a report by Amnesty International.The sisters, one 15 and the other 23, were condemne...

    The girls, from the “untouchable” caste, are being punished for their brother’s elopement with a married woman.

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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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    ISIS Publishes ‘Death Lists’

    ISIS Publishes ‘Death Lists’

    By Khales Joumah DOHUK, Iraq — His heart began beating rapidly and he was short of breath. He’d just seen something on Facebook, a page specializing in news and information from Mosul, his hometown until the so-called Islamic S...

    Thousands of people have gone missing in Mosul, Iraq since the Islamic State took over. Now their families are learning if they are in fact dead.

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    Members of All India Mahila Congress, women's wing of Congress party, shout slogans and carry placards during a protest against the rape of a female passenger, in New Delhi December 8, 2014. An Uber taxi driver will appear in an Indian court on Monday accused of raping a young female passenger, as the popular U.S. online ride-hailing service came under fire for hiring a man who was arrested for a sexual assault three years ago. The placard reads, "The country is covered in shame, while Modi goes abroad". REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee (INDIA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW POLITICS BUSINESS TRANSPORT) - RTR4H3X2

    Indian Village Orders Rape Of 2 Sisters

    Indian Village Orders Rape Of 2 Sisters

    Two sisters in India will be gang-raped for a social “sin” committed by their brother unless the country’s Supreme Court intervenes with protection, according to a report by Amnesty International.The sisters, one 15 and the other 23, were condemne...

    The girls, from the “untouchable” caste, are being punished for their brother’s elopement with a married woman.

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    U.S. President Barack Obama's supporters listen to his acceptance speech after winning the U.S. presidential election, in Chicago, Illinois, November 7, 2012.

    Economic Progress Beats Protests

    Economic Progress Beats Protests

    The election of Barack Obama promised to inaugurate the dawn of a post-racial America. Instead we seem to be stepping ever deeper into a racial quagmire. The past two month saw the violent commemoration of the Ferguson protests, “the celebration” ...

    Ta-Nehisi Coates and the new wave of black nationalists are selling a line that is inimical to real racial progress in America.

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    Dillon Bracken attends the Burning Man 2014 "Caravansary" arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, August 30, 2014. Over 65,000 people from all over the world have gathered at the sold out festival to spend a week in the remote desert cut off from much of the outside world to experience art, music and the unique community that develops. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

    Burning Man '15: 'Kill The Bunnies'

    Burning Man '15: 'Kill The Bunnies'

    This is it. Time for the throngs of freaks, hipster hippies, that artsy spiritually awake nudist you dated but broke up with because they kept eating your houseplants, and most of Silicon Valley to jump in a car/van/yacht on wheels/spaceship and m...

    The annual desert fest brings billionaires, bugs, cops, clowns, a wannabe Broadway show, and a bloodthirsty attitude about jackrabbits.

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    Former U.S. President George W. Bush dances with principal Alexina Medley at Warren Easton Charter High School one day before the ten year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, Louisiana, August 28, 2015.  REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX1Q2W0

    W. Visit Adds Insult To Injury In NoLa

    W. Visit Adds Insult To Injury In NoLa

    It’s Friday morning—the eve of the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina—at Warren Easton High School in New Orleans and assistant principal Joe Gilyot just welcomed a man many felt was in part responsible for the disaster that followed: George W....

    W.’s return and yoga on the levee are just two ways #Katrina10 missed the mark for the actual victims of the storm.

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    U.S. President Barack Obama's supporters listen to his acceptance speech after winning the U.S. presidential election, in Chicago, Illinois, November 7, 2012.

    Economic Progress Beats Protests

    Economic Progress Beats Protests

    The election of Barack Obama promised to inaugurate the dawn of a post-racial America. Instead we seem to be stepping ever deeper into a racial quagmire. The past two month saw the violent commemoration of the Ferguson protests, “the celebration” ...

    Ta-Nehisi Coates and the new wave of black nationalists are selling a line that is inimical to real racial progress in America.

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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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    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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    Tech + Health

    Are Goths Really More Depressed?

    Are Goths Really More Depressed?

    A scientific research study years in the making was finally released last week. The study, published in The Lancet, implies an increased association between teens who identify as Goth, those diagnosed with depression, and those who self-harm.  “[....

    A new study associates Goth teens with higher rates of depression and self-harm. But what does the community itself have to say?


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    I Went to Vienna’s Abortion Museum

    I Went to Vienna’s Abortion Museum

    Most people who make their way to Vienna have romanticized hopes of sipping coffee at Freud’s cafe or savoring a taste of the renowned Sacher Torte. Understandably, lineups to gain access to Mozart’s house are quite long, and there’s always a queu...

    Tucked away on a small Vienna street sits The Museum of Contraception and Abortion, which charts humans’ history of avoiding pregnancy.

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    Paul Beauchamp waves a gay pride flag during a nationwide "kiss-in" and protest at a Chick-Fil-A restaurant  in Decatur, Georgia, August 3, 2012. Gay rights activists and backers of same-sex marriage plan to hold a nationwide "kiss-in" at Chick-fil-A restaurants on Friday to protest the fast-food chain president's opposition to homosexual unions. Same Sex Kiss Day is a reaction to comments made last week from Chick-Fil-A CEO Dan Cathy who supports the bibilical definition of the "family unit".    REUTERS/Tami Chappell (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS CIVIL UNREST) - RTR361YC

    It’s Time To Forgive Chick-fil-A

    It’s Time To Forgive Chick-fil-A

    It’s time to take a page from the Christian playbook and forgive Chick-fil-A.I’m an agnostic queer woman who, of course, takes issue with Chick-fil-A’s anti-gay past but the company has moved on and we should, too.There are bigger fish—nay, chicke...

    Denver City Council’s decision to delay a deal for a Chick-fil-A at the city’s airport is misguided. Let the company go ahead: It has atoned for its past sins.

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 10: Kim Kardashian is seen on August 10, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)

    Kim K’s Pregnancy Disorder Can Be Fatal

    Kim K’s Pregnancy Disorder Can Be Fatal

    Parenthood has not come easy to Kim Kardashian.As the reality television star, fashion plate and mother to daughter North explains in a new interview with C Magazine, getting pregnant has been a challenging and complicated process for her. Some of...

    The pregnant star revealed that she’s dealing with “placenta accrete”—a complication that is very real and can be very dangerous for mothers.

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    I Went to Vienna’s Abortion Museum

    I Went to Vienna’s Abortion Museum

    Most people who make their way to Vienna have romanticized hopes of sipping coffee at Freud’s cafe or savoring a taste of the renowned Sacher Torte. Understandably, lineups to gain access to Mozart’s house are quite long, and there’s always a queu...

    Tucked away on a small Vienna street sits The Museum of Contraception and Abortion, which charts humans’ history of avoiding pregnancy.

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    Woman asleep

    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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    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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    Porn Rehab Is Not a Thing

    Porn Rehab Is Not a Thing

    Josh Duggar doesn’t have a porn addiction. He’s just a hypocrite.In the original version of the former Family Research Council lobbyist’s public statement about his alleged Ashley Madison account, he wrote: “While espousing faith and family values...

    Ex-TLC star Josh Duggar is said to be entering ‘porn addiction rehab’—a bogus treatment for a non-existent condition that, flawlessly, shifts the blame.

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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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    BeastStyle

    Le Corbusier's Brutally Complex Legacy

    Le Corbusier's Brutally Complex Legacy

    The work of Swiss architect Le Corbusier is the subject of a new edition from Phaidon of Le Corbusier: Ideas and Forms, by the architectural historian William JR Curtis.

    The work of Swiss architect Le Corbusier is the subject of a new edition from Phaidon of Le Corbusier: Ideas and Forms, by the architectural historian William JR Curtis.

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    Roman Catholic missionary who ministered to lepers on the island of Molokai, Hawaii

    Hawaii Still Has a Leprosy Colony

    Hawaii Still Has a Leprosy Colony

    On a picturesque peninsula of one of Hawaii’s smallest islands are the remnants of one of history’s most horrific medical sequesters.Kalaupapa, on the island of Molokai, is Hawaii’s leprosy colony, where 8,000 people were sent into exile over the ...

    The patients remain sequestered at Kalaupapa on the island of Molokai. When they die, the plan is to erect a monument to the 8,000 leprosy patients who once lived there.

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    ‘Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’ Returns

    ‘Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’ Returns

    Everybody’s favorite revenge-fantasy heroine is back—and as vengeful as ever.Lisbeth Salander, the girl best known for her dragon tattoo and an unyielding hatred of those who hate women, has gotten a new lease on life—even though her creator, Stie...

    A new author takes on the story of Lisbeth Salander from the late Stieg Larsson and largely succeeds.

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    Paul Beauchamp waves a gay pride flag during a nationwide "kiss-in" and protest at a Chick-Fil-A restaurant  in Decatur, Georgia, August 3, 2012. Gay rights activists and backers of same-sex marriage plan to hold a nationwide "kiss-in" at Chick-fil-A restaurants on Friday to protest the fast-food chain president's opposition to homosexual unions. Same Sex Kiss Day is a reaction to comments made last week from Chick-Fil-A CEO Dan Cathy who supports the bibilical definition of the "family unit".    REUTERS/Tami Chappell (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS CIVIL UNREST) - RTR361YC

    It’s Time To Forgive Chick-fil-A

    It’s Time To Forgive Chick-fil-A

    It’s time to take a page from the Christian playbook and forgive Chick-fil-A.I’m an agnostic queer woman who, of course, takes issue with Chick-fil-A’s anti-gay past but the company has moved on and we should, too.There are bigger fish—nay, chicke...

    Denver City Council’s decision to delay a deal for a Chick-fil-A at the city’s airport is misguided. Let the company go ahead: It has atoned for its past sins.

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    Roman Catholic missionary who ministered to lepers on the island of Molokai, Hawaii

    Hawaii Still Has a Leprosy Colony

    Hawaii Still Has a Leprosy Colony

    On a picturesque peninsula of one of Hawaii’s smallest islands are the remnants of one of history’s most horrific medical sequesters.Kalaupapa, on the island of Molokai, is Hawaii’s leprosy colony, where 8,000 people were sent into exile over the ...

    The patients remain sequestered at Kalaupapa on the island of Molokai. When they die, the plan is to erect a monument to the 8,000 leprosy patients who once lived there.

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    Owen Labrie closes his eyes as his verdict is read at Merrimack County Superior Court on Friday, Aug. 28, 2015 in Concord, N.H. Labrie was cleared of felony rape but convicted of misdemeanor sex offenses Friday against a 15-year-old girl in a case that exposed a campus tradition in which the oldest students competed to see how many younger students they could have sex with. Each count carries up to a year behind bars. Labrie could get as much as 11 years in prison at sentencing Oct. 29. He will also have to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life. (Geoff Forester/The Concord Monitor via AP, Pool)

    Teen Rape Accused Faces 11 Years In Jail

    Teen Rape Accused Faces 11 Years In Jail

    After six days of evidence heard from 16 witnesses in the St. Paul’s School rape trial, the jury has acquitted 19-year-old Owen Labrie of three felony charges of sexually assaulting a now 16-year-old fellow former student at the New Hampshire prep...

    The accused in a sex scandal that enveloped top prep school St Paul’s was acquitted of the main charges against him, but found guilty of lesser. Was he convicted fairly?

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    Amy Schumer and Jennifer Lawrence on Billy Joels piano, July 27, 2015.

    We’re Totally In Love With ‘Schu-Law’

    We’re Totally In Love With ‘Schu-Law’

    A new celebrity coupling is on everyone’s lips this week, eliciting squeals of excitement, an endless array of photos, and gossipy speculation about how this blessed union originated.No, it’s not Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux, nor Kylie Jenn...

    When Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Schumer rocked out to ‘Uptown Girl,’ it shone a spotlight on the growing vogue for close female friendship, in Hollywood and beyond.

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    Al Sharpton Is Happy With His Demotion

    Al Sharpton Is Happy With His Demotion

    If you’re a nationally known personality with your very own weeknight television show, you probably would be pretty bummed if the network suits took away your high-profile 6 p.m. time slot and shunted you off to a single hour on early Sunday morni...

    The firebrand Reverend loses his weeknight perch and heads to the weekends, but insists the political and pop-culture stars will still come flocking.

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    Owen Labrie closes his eyes as his verdict is read at Merrimack County Superior Court on Friday, Aug. 28, 2015 in Concord, N.H. Labrie was cleared of felony rape but convicted of misdemeanor sex offenses Friday against a 15-year-old girl in a case that exposed a campus tradition in which the oldest students competed to see how many younger students they could have sex with. Each count carries up to a year behind bars. Labrie could get as much as 11 years in prison at sentencing Oct. 29. He will also have to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life. (Geoff Forester/The Concord Monitor via AP, Pool)

    Teen Rape Accused Faces 11 Years In Jail

    Teen Rape Accused Faces 11 Years In Jail

    After six days of evidence heard from 16 witnesses in the St. Paul’s School rape trial, the jury has acquitted 19-year-old Owen Labrie of three felony charges of sexually assaulting a now 16-year-old fellow former student at the New Hampshire prep...

    The accused in a sex scandal that enveloped top prep school St Paul’s was acquitted of the main charges against him, but found guilty of lesser. Was he convicted fairly?

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    CORAL GABLES, FL - JUNE 15: Author Judy Blume In Conversation With WLRN's Alicia Zuckerman about Judy Blume new book "In the Unlikely Event" at Temple Judea on June 15, 2015 in Coral Gables, Florida. (Photo by Johnny Louis/WireImage)

    Maybe Judy Blume Should Stick to Teens

    Maybe Judy Blume Should Stick to Teens

    If you grew up reading Judy Blume in the 1970s and ’80s, her novels were likely an illicit, parentally unsanctioned thrill. Forever, about high-school seniors who “go all the way,” was the book you read, by flashlight, under the covers, flipping t...

    She once defied every taboo of YA fiction. Why is her latest book for adult readers so tame?

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    • Le Corbusier's Brutally Complex Legacy

      Le Corbusier's Brutally Complex Legacy

      The work of Swiss architect Le Corbusier is the subject of a new edition from Phaidon of Le Corbusier: Ideas and Forms, by the architectural historian William JR Curtis.

      The work of Swiss architect Le Corbusier is the subject of a new edition from Phaidon of Le Corbusier: Ideas and Forms, by the architectural historian William JR Curtis.

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    Economic Progress Beats Protests

    Economic Progress Beats Protests

    The election of Barack Obama promised to inaugurate the dawn of a post-racial America. Instead we seem to be stepping ever deeper into a racial quagmire. The past two month saw the violent commemoration of the Ferguson protests, “the celebration” ...

    Ta-Nehisi Coates and the new wave of black nationalists are selling a line that is inimical to real racial progress in America.

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    The Boy Scout Handbook: Best Y.A. Ever

    The Boy Scout Handbook: Best Y.A. Ever

    When I turned 30 and my dad turned 60, on the same day, we celebrated by meeting up in Yosemite National Park, where he had climbed Half Dome in the 1970s. The sun-faded “Climber’s Map of Yosemite Valley” that he had produced in college, as a majo...

    It teaches adventure, independence, and how to navigate by the stars—and along the way, helps kids become the adults we all wish we could be.

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    Best of the Beast

    Best of the Beast

    I Played Blackjack With the World’s Best Card Counter Nina Strochlic Inside a secret Chinatown soiree, top gamblers teach a few of their favorite tips on how to beat the house.Spies: Obama’s Brass Pressured Us to Downplay ISIS Threat Shane Ha...

    From the checkered past of the Roanoke shooter to political pressure of ISIS intelligence estimates, the best in journalism from The Daily Beast this week.

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    Economic Progress Beats Protests

    Economic Progress Beats Protests

    The election of Barack Obama promised to inaugurate the dawn of a post-racial America. Instead we seem to be stepping ever deeper into a racial quagmire. The past two month saw the violent commemoration of the Ferguson protests, “the celebration” ...

    Ta-Nehisi Coates and the new wave of black nationalists are selling a line that is inimical to real racial progress in America.

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    ‘Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’ Returns

    ‘Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’ Returns

    Everybody’s favorite revenge-fantasy heroine is back—and as vengeful as ever.Lisbeth Salander, the girl best known for her dragon tattoo and an unyielding hatred of those who hate women, has gotten a new lease on life—even though her creator, Stie...

    A new author takes on the story of Lisbeth Salander from the late Stieg Larsson and largely succeeds.

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    Life or Death with Lil' Knievel

    Life or Death with Lil' Knievel

    There is an old saying in Hollywood that directing is 80 percent casting. Some say 90. This truism has been attributed to John Huston, Elia Kazan, Martin Ritt, and Robert Altman among others. The same thinking also applies to non-fiction feature w...

    A daredevil by birth, Robbie Knievel in real life was exactly how you would imagine him.

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    Best of Breslin: Marching to Sorrento

    Marching to Sorrento

    Marching to Sorrento

    Probably the one subject I know better than anyone on earth is the history of Irish-Italian warfare in New York. It began at the turn of the century, when the Irish construction workers tried to get two dollars a day. As the Irish produce more tra...

    The legendary reporter sheds some light on the ancient rivalry between the Irish and Italians in New York City.

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    D5JRNB ROONEY MARA THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO (2011)

    ‘Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’ Returns

    ‘Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’ Returns

    Everybody’s favorite revenge-fantasy heroine is back—and as vengeful as ever.Lisbeth Salander, the girl best known for her dragon tattoo and an unyielding hatred of those who hate women, has gotten a new lease on life—even though her creator, Stie...

    A new author takes on the story of Lisbeth Salander from the late Stieg Larsson and largely succeeds.

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