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    Great Teachers Save Lives (Literally)

    Great Teachers Save Lives (Literally)

    Stephanie Stuck is a spunky high school senior who’s full of life, humor, and optimism. But it wasn’t always like that.Growing up in a small town just south of Portland, Oregon, Stephanie barely knew her mother, and from a young age she bounced fr...

    So why don’t we reward and keep the best ones?

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    Former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley announces his intention to seek the Democratic presidential nomination during a speech in Federal Hill Park in Baltimore, Maryland, United States, May 30, 2015.  O'Malley, 52, becomes the third candidate to officially bid for the Democratic nomination, joining Hillary Clinton and Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT).  REUTERS/Jim Bourg   - RTR4Y527,Former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley announces his intention to seek the Democratic presidential nomination during a speech in Federal Hill Park in Baltimore, Maryland, United States, May 30, 2015.  O'Malley, 52, becomes the third candidate to officially bid for the Democratic nomination, joining Hillary Clinton and Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT).  REUTERS/Jim Bourg   - RTR4Y52P

    O’Malley’s Embarrassing Announcement

    O’Malley’s Embarrassing Announcement

    Small groups of young people, in clusters of two and three, could be found at every turn in Federal Hill Park in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor on Saturday morning. They were holding signs: “Fuck the police,” “Stop killer cops,” “NOMALLEY.” And they wer...

    The former governor of Maryland announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination today amid protesters and a smattering of supporters.

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    Hastert’s shady land deals while in Congress

    How ‘Public Servant’ Hastert Got Rich

    How ‘Public Servant’ Hastert Got Rich

    It’s clear that the indictment of Dennis Hastert has raised more questions than it’s provided answers. But I suspect a lot of people are asking the wrong ones. Hastert’s “misconduct” may turn out to be of sexually predatory nature, in which case t...

    Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert was paying hush money to protect his reputation. The question, however, is what reputation?

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    Great Teachers Save Lives (Literally)

    Great Teachers Save Lives (Literally)

    Stephanie Stuck is a spunky high school senior who’s full of life, humor, and optimism. But it wasn’t always like that.Growing up in a small town just south of Portland, Oregon, Stephanie barely knew her mother, and from a young age she bounced fr...

    So why don’t we reward and keep the best ones?

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    House Speaker Dennis Hastert speaks about the sex scandal involving congressional pages and former U.S. Rep Mark Foley (R-FL) during a news conference in Batavia, Illinois, October 5, 2006.

    Sex Abuse Claim Shocks Hastert Hometown

    Sex Abuse Claim Shocks Hastert Hometown

    YORKVILLE, Illinois — All small towns have secrets. Some simply loom larger than others when word gets out.That appears to be the case in Yorkville, where the combination of power and cash were apparently used for the last five years to keep someo...

    Dennis Hastert was a hometown hero to tiny Yorkville, Illinois, but allegations of a long-buried secret leave the farm town grappling with the vision of the man they thought they kne...

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    U.S. President Barack Obama pauses while talking about the Affordable Care Act in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, November 14, 2013. Obama bowed to political pressure from his fellow Democrats on Thursday and announced a plan to let insurers renew for one year the health plans for Americans whose policies would be otherwise canceled due to Obamacare. REUTERS/Larry Downing (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS HEALTH TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) - RTX15DNW

    Obama’s New ISIS War Plan: Nothing

    Obama’s New ISIS War Plan: Nothing

    The self-proclaimed Islamic State has claimed a major provincial capital in Iraq and taken over another strategically key city in Syria. In response, the Obama administration plans to do—well, not much of anything new.Four defense officials told T...

    Defeats? What defeats? The terror group may have romped in Ramadi and Palmyra, but the Obama administration isn’t changing its strategy.

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    Entertainment

    Game of Thrones’ Queen of Thorns

    Game of Thrones’ Queen of Thorns

    A recent episode of Game of Thrones featured a sight to behold: Olenna Tyrell, Westeros’s saltiest septuagenarian—dubbed the Queen of Thorns for her biting barbs and worldly insouciance—standing in the middle of a blood-splattered bordello, surrou...

    The legendary screen actress Diana Rigg opens up about all things Olenna Tyrell, swingin’ ’60s London, and what feminism means to her.

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    The Right Somehow Still Hates Legos

    The Right Somehow Still Hates Legos

    Everything about The Lego Movie is awesomely communist, according to the senior U.S. senator from Wisconsin.On Thursday, The Huffington Post ran a story on Republican Senator Ron Johnson’s recent comments denouncing the PG-rated 2014 computer-anim...

    Conservative pundits totally missed the point of “The Lego Movie” last year. They’re still doing so.

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    The American rapper and author Brandon McCartney is better know by his stage name Lil B or as 'The Based God'. Lil B is here seen at Click Festival in Denmark 2012. (Photo by: PYMCA/UIG via Getty Images)

    Lil B’s Life Lessons at UCLA

    Lil B’s Life Lessons at UCLA

    When Lil B the Based God ventured from the Bay Area to Los Angeles last week to deliver his latest university lecture to 700 UCLA undergrads, he kicked off his gospel with an invocation composed exclusively for the evening.“It’s an honor to be, so...

    The Bay Area rapper Lil B made a special appearance at UCLA, lecturing over 700 graduate students on the Based Life. It was truly a sight to behold.

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    Where is Sal?

    TV Characters That Vanished

    TV Characters That Vanished

    As good as the Mad Men season finale was, it couldn’t possibly wrap up every storyline.This week, Entertainment Weekly’s Anthony Breznican tweeted out a photo of one of Matthew Weiner’s production notes for Mad Men titled “Wish List: Things We Wan...

    It’s been revealed that one of Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner’s wishes was to wrap up Sal’s storyline. Here are other memorable TV characters that disappeared without a trace.

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    The Right Somehow Still Hates Legos

    The Right Somehow Still Hates Legos

    Everything about The Lego Movie is awesomely communist, according to the senior U.S. senator from Wisconsin.On Thursday, The Huffington Post ran a story on Republican Senator Ron Johnson’s recent comments denouncing the PG-rated 2014 computer-anim...

    Conservative pundits totally missed the point of “The Lego Movie” last year. They’re still doing so.

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    Week in Viral Videos

    The Week in Viral Videos

    The Week in Viral Videos

    5. 300 Fireworks Set Off at OnceTo celebrate his millionth subscriber, YouTuber Colin Furze decided to set off 300 fireworks all at once. It’s pretty great.4. Avengers Bad Lip ReadingDid you know that lip readers who watched The Avengers without s...

    From setting off 300 fireworks at once to Beyonce’s dance to a Disney cartoon theme, WATCH our countdown of this week’s buzziest videos.

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    Bad Blood: Taylor Swift Vs. Katy Perry

    Bad Blood: Taylor Swift Vs. Katy Perry

    Word on the street is that bloodthirsty exes Katy Perry and John Mayer are teaming up to take down adorable blonde giraffe Taylor Swift. Bambi eyes aside, Swift hasn’t been coy about her beef with the narcissistic neighborhood skank.Oh, and she’s ...

    The shade-throwing fiesta between pop divas Taylor Swift and Katy Perry has reached a fever pitch as Perry is rumored to be cooking up a diss song with Swift ex John Mayer.

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    John Waters on Baltimore, Hillary and the kids these kids

    John Waters Has a Solution For Baltimore

    John Waters Has a Solution For Baltimore

    If he could, John Waters would make torrid love to the American democratic process.“I always vote, yes!” Waters tells The Daily Beast, in between stops on his current book tour. “I even have a scene in one of my movies where people have sex in a v...

    The trash cinema auteur opens up about the recent unrest his native Baltimore, the 2016 presidential election, and getting weird with it.

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    Week in Viral Videos

    The Week in Viral Videos

    The Week in Viral Videos

    5. 300 Fireworks Set Off at OnceTo celebrate his millionth subscriber, YouTuber Colin Furze decided to set off 300 fireworks all at once. It’s pretty great.4. Avengers Bad Lip ReadingDid you know that lip readers who watched The Avengers without s...

    From setting off 300 fireworks at once to Beyonce’s dance to a Disney cartoon theme, WATCH our countdown of this week’s buzziest videos.

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    World News

    Buddhist monks protest alongside activists (not pictured) against United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon for using the term Rohingya during the ASEAN summit, in Yangon November 29, 2014. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun (MYANMAR - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST) - RTR4G1C4

    Burma’s Hatemongering Buddhists

    Burma’s Hatemongering Buddhists

    RANGOON — Anti-Muslim protestors supported by Buddhist monks gathered in Burma’s main city of Rangoon this week to denounce the United Nations for “bullying” their country into accepting desperate migrants who have been stranded at sea in abandone...

    Western clichés about peace-loving saffron-robed monks fall by the wayside amid protest marches on the mean streets of the Burmese commercial capital.

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    Defendant Oskar Groening waits for the opening of his trial in a courtroom in Lueneburg April 21, 2015. A 93-year-old former bookkeeper at Auschwitz goes on trial in Germany on Tuesday, accused by prosecutors of being an accessory in the murder of 300,000 people, even though he was not involved in any actual killing at the notorious Nazi death camp. The trial of Groening, who was 21 and by his own admission an enthusiastic Nazi when he was sent to Auschwitz in 1942, may turn out to be one of the last big Holocaust trials because so few Nazis suspected of committing crimes during World War Two are still alive.   REUTERS/Ronny Hartmann/Pool   - RTX19LTS

    The Last Nazis

    The Last Nazis

    As the trial of Oskar Gröning, the 93-year-old bookkeeper of Auschwitz, drags on, the old man appears to be fading fast.Week after week the German court reveals in graphic detail the smoothly run murder machinery behind “the final solution,” the N...

    The trial of the SS bookkeeper from Auschwitz exposes not only the banality but the bean-counting that was integral to the Holocaust.

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    Ankita Vadiala of Manassas, Virginia, reacts to the word "ballabile", which she spelled correctly, during the semi-final round of the 88th annual Scripps National Spelling Bee at National Harbor, Maryland May 28, 2015.      REUTERS/Joshua Roberts      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX1EZPJ

    The Week in Photos

    The Week in Photos

    From the Blue Angels over Annapolis to the runaway pig in police custody, the most compelling images of the past seven days.

    From the Blue Angels over Annapolis to the runaway pig in police custody, the most compelling images of the past seven days.

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    Buddhist monks protest alongside activists (not pictured) against United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon for using the term Rohingya during the ASEAN summit, in Yangon November 29, 2014. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun (MYANMAR - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST) - RTR4G1C4

    Burma’s Hatemongering Buddhists

    Burma’s Hatemongering Buddhists

    RANGOON — Anti-Muslim protestors supported by Buddhist monks gathered in Burma’s main city of Rangoon this week to denounce the United Nations for “bullying” their country into accepting desperate migrants who have been stranded at sea in abandone...

    Western clichés about peace-loving saffron-robed monks fall by the wayside amid protest marches on the mean streets of the Burmese commercial capital.

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    The Strange Saga of Eva Braun's Undies

    The Strange Saga of Eva Braun's Undies

    Prominently displayed in a long, narrow shop in Elmore, Ohio, is a glass case containing a pair of high-waisted, salmon-colored, lace-accented French silk panties. A raised monogram on the top spells “EB” and a price tag lists a “FIRM” $7,500.Thes...

    On the military memorabilia circuit, Eva Braun’s unmentionables have become legend—but did they really belong to Mrs. Hitler?

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      Jewish men walk along the street in the Stamford Hill area on January 17, 2015 in London, England. Police have announced they will increase patrols in areas with large Jewish communities such as London and Manchester in response to last week's Paris attacks. The safety of other minority communities, including Muslims, and the protection of police officers deliberately targeted by extremists, is also being reviewed.  Stamford Hill is a predominantly a Hasidic Jewish community with only New York City having a larger population of Hasidic Jews outside Israel.

    London Rabbis Run Women Off the Road

    London Rabbis Run Women Off the Road

    What does an ultra-Orthodox sect of Judaism in Britain have in common with Saudi Arabia? They both want women off the road.Last week, rabbis from the Chasidic Belz sect in London banned women in their community from driving because it violates wha...

    One of the most powerful ultra-Orthodox groups says it will punish women who drive by banning their children from schools.

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    Outlaw Symbols of Soviet/Communist Past While Honoring Nationalist Groups

    Rewriting Ukraine’s History

    Rewriting Ukraine’s History

    KIEV — The bronze statue had been shoved off its marble pedestal facedown on rain-wet asphalt, and a large hole in the sculpted body of the once well-respected Bolshevik revealed its hollow insides.A few pedestrians stopped on the way to the Beres...

    Statues of Lenin continue to topple all over the country while memories of Nazi collaborators are cleaned up.

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    The Strange Saga of Eva Braun's Undies

    The Strange Saga of Eva Braun's Undies

    Prominently displayed in a long, narrow shop in Elmore, Ohio, is a glass case containing a pair of high-waisted, salmon-colored, lace-accented French silk panties. A raised monogram on the top spells “EB” and a price tag lists a “FIRM” $7,500.Thes...

    On the military memorabilia circuit, Eva Braun’s unmentionables have become legend—but did they really belong to Mrs. Hitler?

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    U.S. News

    Bob Schieffer on "Face the Nation" on April 7, 2013 on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Chris Usher/CBS ©2013 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved

    Bob Schieffer Says So Long

    Bob Schieffer Says So Long

    For a guy marking the conclusion of a 58-year journalism career, Bob Schieffer looked pretty darned pleased with his lot in life on his final Face the Nation broadcast on Sunday.After all, by dint of his on-camera presence, reporting chops, and do...

    A gray eminence of the Washington Establishment, the host of “Face the Nation” rides off into the sunset.

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    Cali Housing Honcho Evicts the Poor

    Cali Housing Honcho Evicts the Poor

    Today, in bitter irony, the head of the California Housing Finance Agency, a state agency tasked with helping low- to moderate-income Californians find affordable housing, is being picketed by dozens of his own soon-to-be-evicted tenants, who are ...

    California affordable housing head is evicting 17 tenants from his own building to clear way for the construction of luxury condos.

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    Trapped in Megachurch Marriage Nightmare

    Trapped in Megachurch Marriage Nightmare

    After attending seminary, Karen Hinkley, along with her onetime husband, Jordan Root, dreamed of becoming missionaries. The couple married in the spring of 2012 and eagerly began seeking opportunities to serve God overseas.At the time, she had no ...

    When missionary Karen Hinkey found out her husband was attracted to children, she tried to separate from him. Her church elders told her to knock it off and “submit” to their will.

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    Bob Schieffer on "Face the Nation" on April 7, 2013 on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Chris Usher/CBS ©2013 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved

    Bob Schieffer Says So Long

    Bob Schieffer Says So Long

    For a guy marking the conclusion of a 58-year journalism career, Bob Schieffer looked pretty darned pleased with his lot in life on his final Face the Nation broadcast on Sunday.After all, by dint of his on-camera presence, reporting chops, and do...

    A gray eminence of the Washington Establishment, the host of “Face the Nation” rides off into the sunset.

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    America’s 80-Year Addiction to A.A.

    America’s 80-Year Addiction to A.A.

    This June, millions of recovering alcoholics will not raise a glass to celebrate the eightieth anniversary of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). The centrality of toasting in our culture reflects AA’s near-impossible task. Founded in June 1935, two years ...

    Alcoholics Anonymous is part of the nation’s conflict between puritanism and libertinism.

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    Medal of Honor at Last for Black WWI Vet

    Medal of Honor at Last for Black WWI Vet

    Henry Johnson, all 5-feet-4 of him, was given the name “black death” for his valor in the Argonne forest during World War I. Cries of “Oh, you Black Death!” at a homecoming parade in Harlem greeted his return to the U.S. after the war. But Johnson...

    After almost a century, Henry Johnson, nicknamed the ‘black death’ for his heroism in the Argonne, will be fully honored.

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    Tech + Health

    Cheating on your diet

    How Lite Food Really Ruins Your Diet

    How Lite Food Really Ruins Your Diet

    With two-thirds of the US overweight or obese, more Americans are eating Nestlé’s Hot Pockets than actually taking the time to cook a healthy meal these days.According to a new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, more th...

    Food companies have sold us a highly processed bill of goods, with products marketed as healthy often larded with sugar and fat. It’s time to cheat on them.

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    How the Patriot Act might really be dead forever

    The Patriot Act May Be Dead Forever

    The Patriot Act May Be Dead Forever

    Barring any last-minute compromises, powerful government surveillance authorities under the Patriot Act will expire at the stroke of midnight Monday. And they may never return.This week, senators have been negotiating over whether to pass a House ...

    The most controversial elements of the spying bill may never be coming back, lawmakers from both parties tell The Daily Beast. Here’s why.

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    A Deer or Sheep Tick now a considerable pest in the UK. Carries many diseases including Lyme disease. About to re-engage with victim's skin.

    Why Lyme Disease Cases Are Spiking

    Why Lyme Disease Cases Are Spiking

    By Sarah Elizabeth Richards for Daily Burn When Jennifer Farrell suffered from fever, chills, and fatigue a couple of years ago, she chalked up the flu-like symptoms to crazy spring weather fluctuations that went from hot to cold almost overnight....

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    Silicon Valley’s Eating Up Super Ritalin

    Silicon Valley’s Eating Up Super Ritalin

    In the months before a recent trip to Colombia, off to visit an expat friend living there, I had been hearing about nootropics. Or “smart drugs,” as they’re referred to. Brain enhancers. Mental magic.Depending on which site you’ve read that’s proc...

    Nootropics, the new staple “brain enhancers,” exist in a legal gray area in the U.S. In Colombia, you can pick them up over the counter. I did just that.

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    How the Patriot Act might really be dead forever

    The Patriot Act May Be Dead Forever

    The Patriot Act May Be Dead Forever

    Barring any last-minute compromises, powerful government surveillance authorities under the Patriot Act will expire at the stroke of midnight Monday. And they may never return.This week, senators have been negotiating over whether to pass a House ...

    The most controversial elements of the spying bill may never be coming back, lawmakers from both parties tell The Daily Beast. Here’s why.

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    Will the New DEA Chief Go Easy on Pot?

    Will the New DEA Chief Go Easy on Pot?

    The DEA has been generating a lot of buzz these last few weeks: scandalous reports. Administrator Michele Leonhart leaving her post. And now Chuck Rosenberg, chief of staff to FBI Director James B. Comey, taking the helm.But while Rosenberg is exp...

    Chuck Rosenberg, the troubled agency’s new administrator, will reportedly spend less time on marijuana enforcement. But whether he’ll reclassify it as less dangerous is another matter.

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    Will Parole Keep Her From Transitioning?

    Will Parole Keep Her From Transitioning?

    Michelle-Lael Norsworthy has been in prison for 28 years. But she only needed to stay there a few more months to establish one of the more elusive precedents in LGBT history.Norsworthy, 51, is transgender and began her transition from male to fema...

    A 51-year-old inmate was about to make history as the first to undergo a court-ordered sex reassignment surgery. How parole may affect her fate—and that of transgender inmates everyw...

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    A Doc's View: Are Cellphones Harmful To Kids' Health?

    Yes, That Screen Time’s Bad for Your Kid

    Yes, That Screen Time’s Bad for Your Kid

    In my parents’ day, if they had questions on child rearing, all they had were a few books and the advice of their own parents. And as any parent will tell you, grandparents are never shy about giving their children advice on how to raise their own...

    Smartphones and tablets are today’s version of the idiot box, and it turns out parents’ fears are true: Staring at a screen for hours is detrimental. Here’s how to get kids to stop.

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    Will the New DEA Chief Go Easy on Pot?

    Will the New DEA Chief Go Easy on Pot?

    The DEA has been generating a lot of buzz these last few weeks: scandalous reports. Administrator Michele Leonhart leaving her post. And now Chuck Rosenberg, chief of staff to FBI Director James B. Comey, taking the helm.But while Rosenberg is exp...

    Chuck Rosenberg, the troubled agency’s new administrator, will reportedly spend less time on marijuana enforcement. But whether he’ll reclassify it as less dangerous is another matter.

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    BeastStyle

    May 14: Multi-level graves including aboveground and notched burial plots are seen at the Givat Shaul cemetery, on May 14, 2015, in Jerusalem, Israel. For a story by William Booth and Ruth Eglash about an underground cemetery being built by the Israeli Burial Society in Jerusalem due to a decrease in available land for traditional Jewish burials (Photo by David Vaaknin for The Washington Post via Getty Images)

    Jerusalem’s City of the Dead

    Jerusalem’s City of the Dead

    Holy crypt.The burial method used to entomb Jesus is coming back in style in Jerusalem, where a land shortage has turned burials into a competitive sport, with families jockeying for prime spots of land in one of the world’s holiest cities.In resp...

    They’re running out of room to bury the dead in one of the world’s holiest cities. The solution, authorities say, is to build a $50 million underground necropolis.

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    The Lorax of the Ozarks Has Died

    The Lorax of the Ozarks Has Died

    Leo Drey was a lumber tycoon who became Missouri’s largest private landowner; indeed, until he began giving it away, he owned more acres than the entire state park system. But he was also an avid conservationist who demonstrated that selective fel...

    Leo Drey, the most important conservationist you’ve never heard of, was a tireless protector of forests even as he managed them for timber.

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    Artist and musician Yoko Ono waits to speak at the unveiling of her original mural titled PROMISE at the United Nations in New York April 2, 2009. The mural will be auctioned off in support of Autism Speaks as part of the 2nd Annual World Autism Awareness Day.

    How Sexist Is The Art World?

    How Sexist Is The Art World?

    In 1971, art historian Linda Nochlin wrote a provocative and now-infamous essay for ArtNews magazine: “Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?”Richard Feigen, the famous gallery owner, had asked her that very question a year earlier, saying he...

    Women artists are exhibited less than men, and their works sell for far less money. Can this cultural prejudice finally be tackled head-on?

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    Exclusive... 50909297 'Gravity' actor George Clooney seen cruising in his classic Chevrolet Corvette as he leaves the Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, California on October 6, 2012. FameFlynet, Inc - Beverly Hills, CA, USA - +1 (818) 307-4813

    Celebs in Classic Cars

    Celebs in Classic Cars

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    The Lorax of the Ozarks Has Died

    The Lorax of the Ozarks Has Died

    Leo Drey was a lumber tycoon who became Missouri’s largest private landowner; indeed, until he began giving it away, he owned more acres than the entire state park system. But he was also an avid conservationist who demonstrated that selective fel...

    Leo Drey, the most important conservationist you’ve never heard of, was a tireless protector of forests even as he managed them for timber.

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    The Strange Saga of Eva Braun's Undies

    The Strange Saga of Eva Braun's Undies

    Prominently displayed in a long, narrow shop in Elmore, Ohio, is a glass case containing a pair of high-waisted, salmon-colored, lace-accented French silk panties. A raised monogram on the top spells “EB” and a price tag lists a “FIRM” $7,500.Thes...

    On the military memorabilia circuit, Eva Braun’s unmentionables have become legend—but did they really belong to Mrs. Hitler?

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    Presidential fanfiction erotica + author interview

    The Fake Sex Lives of Dead Presidents

    The Fake Sex Lives of Dead Presidents

    If walking through the Hall of Presidents or staring at Mount Rushmore has always left you a little hot and bothered, there’s a new erotica series for you (warning: explicit content up ahead).More specially, if you fantasize about Abraham Lincoln ...

    The character Ilene Cumberbatch has been imagining sleeping her way, as explicitly as possible, through all the U.S. presidents. Her creator is a heterosexual man.

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    "RICHARD PRINCE: New Portraits"

    ‘Instagram Art Thief’ Gets Away With It

    ‘Instagram Art Thief’ Gets Away With It

    Whether you like it or not, you may be worth $100,000—that is, if Richard Prince stumbles across your Instagram profile.For the past year, the notoriously known appropriation artist has been cultivating images from the social media platform and tu...

    There are no legal actions so far arising from the controversy, but was the artist Richard Prince stealing when he used other artists’ Instagram work for his own pieces?

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    The Strange Saga of Eva Braun's Undies

    The Strange Saga of Eva Braun's Undies

    Prominently displayed in a long, narrow shop in Elmore, Ohio, is a glass case containing a pair of high-waisted, salmon-colored, lace-accented French silk panties. A raised monogram on the top spells “EB” and a price tag lists a “FIRM” $7,500.Thes...

    On the military memorabilia circuit, Eva Braun’s unmentionables have become legend—but did they really belong to Mrs. Hitler?

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    Books

    HOGAN'S HEROES (TV) BOB CRANE, JOHN BANNER HGNH 007 L

    Nazi Jokes, Sex Addiction, and Murder

    Nazi Jokes, Sex Addiction, and Murder

    Fifty years ago my dad was the host of the number one radio show in the number two market in the country. He was, to the late ’50s and early ’60s morning drive in Los Angeles, what would much later become the province of Howard Stern and Don Imus....

    Bob Crane was the star of “Hogan’s Heroes,” the ’60s sitcom about WWII POWs, and a sex addict, and the victim of an unsolved murder. His son still sifts the weird fallout of celebrity.

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    • Police officers escort American accused (and ultimately convicted) serial killer David Berkowitz (left), known as the Son of Sam, into the 84th precinct station, New York, New York, August 10, 1977. (Photo by Robert R. McElroy/Getty Images)

      On the Hunt for Son of Sam

      On the Hunt for Son of Sam

      We put the letter on the table and read it again. In his opening paragraph he writes:“Hello from the gutters of N.Y.C. which are filled with dog manure, vomit, stale wine, urine, and blood. Hello from the sewer of N.Y.C. which swallow up these del...

      In which the notorious serial killer taunts Jimmy.

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    When 4 Million Tweens Know Your Name

    When 4 Million Tweens Know Your Name

    Millennials may not have God—but they do have YouTube.While baby boomers may wring their hands about what they see as oversharing and over the top vanity on social networks like YouTube and Instagram (looking at you, David Brooks), they fail to gr...

    Joey Graceffa was a bullied, lonely teenager, and then he took to YouTube and became a star. Now he’s published a memoir recounting his journey—and coming out to his fans.

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    Presidential fanfiction erotica + author interview

    The Fake Sex Lives of Dead Presidents

    The Fake Sex Lives of Dead Presidents

    If walking through the Hall of Presidents or staring at Mount Rushmore has always left you a little hot and bothered, there’s a new erotica series for you (warning: explicit content up ahead).More specially, if you fantasize about Abraham Lincoln ...

    The character Ilene Cumberbatch has been imagining sleeping her way, as explicitly as possible, through all the U.S. presidents. Her creator is a heterosexual man.

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    Vanessa Place’s Race Controversy

    Racist to Tweet ‘Gone With the Wind’?

    Racist to Tweet ‘Gone With the Wind’?

    Since 2009, Vanessa Place has been tweeting Margaret Mitchell’s Gone With the Wind, word for word.As of Wednesday, she was nearing the end of Chapter 60, with only three chapters remaining.Place’s intention is to stir up controversy around the rac...

    Vanessa Place says her latest project is intended to explore ‘Gone With The Wind’s’ prejudice—except she has ended up being accused of being a racist.

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    When 4 Million Tweens Know Your Name

    When 4 Million Tweens Know Your Name

    Millennials may not have God—but they do have YouTube.While baby boomers may wring their hands about what they see as oversharing and over the top vanity on social networks like YouTube and Instagram (looking at you, David Brooks), they fail to gr...

    Joey Graceffa was a bullied, lonely teenager, and then he took to YouTube and became a star. Now he’s published a memoir recounting his journey—and coming out to his fans.

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    Author Germaine Greer gestures at a media launch in Melbourne August 21, 2008. Greer is the keynote speaker at the Melbourne Writers Festival which begins on August 22.

    Germaine Greer Vs. The Modern World

    Germaine Greer Vs. The Modern World

    You’d think Germaine Greer, one of the most famous and revered feminist icons of the 20th century, and pop star Elton John might have something in common. They’re both pop-cultural lightning conductors, embraced by the mainstream, yet proudly, ind...

    The author of “The Female Eunuch” just attacked Elton John and David Furnish as parents—the latest in a long line of intemperate denunciations. What’s her beef?

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    Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig speaks about the long-awaited unveiling of the Mitchell Report on steroids during a news conference in New York, December 13, 2007.  Dozens of baseball stars from Barry Bonds to Roger Clemens were named on Thursday in the long-awaited Mitchell Report on steroids use, which Major League Baseball hopes will help clean its tarnished image.  REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton (UNITED STATES) - RTX4PV1

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