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    Democratic presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders speaks in Dallas, Texas July 19, 2015.  REUTERS/Mike Stone - RTX1KXRE

    Bernie Sanders Builds a People’s Army

    Bernie Sanders Builds a People’s Army

    Every year since 2000, Tyson Manker has voted for the winning presidential candidate. And this year, he’s got his sights set on Bernie Sanders.Manker, a Marine Corps veteran, co-founded the group Veterans for Bernie and said he’s confident the Ver...

    Across the country, left-wing activists and veterans of the Occupy movement are organizing for Bernie Sanders—and think the Vermont socialist can topple Hillary.

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    Businessman and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to supporters during a back-yard reception in Bedford, New Hampshire, June 30, 2015.  REUTERS/Dominick Reuter - RTX1IINL

    The Strange Allure of Donald Trump

    The Strange Allure of Donald Trump

    So The Donald has taken another bullet, and it seems, for now, to have once again bounced right off of him. This well-aimed shot was of course fired by The Daily Beast’s Tim Mak and Brandy Zadrozny, who wrote about that ugly episode from 20-plus y...

    Trump’s rise is inextricably tied to his ability to offend and provoke the two groups Republicans hate most: the media, and sell-out Republicans.

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    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during an event at the New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business in New York July 24, 2015.

    Months of Hillary’s Emails Are Missing

    Months of Hillary’s Emails Are Missing

    Among the hundreds of emails released by the State Department from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private account, there is a conspicuous two-month gap. So far, there are no emails between Clinton and her State Department staff during...

    Two very different groups are trying to track down months' worth of Clinton emails. One wants to know about her reaction to Libyan violence; the other, about her aide Huma Abedin.

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    Democratic presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders speaks in Dallas, Texas July 19, 2015.  REUTERS/Mike Stone - RTX1KXRE

    Bernie Sanders Builds a People’s Army

    Bernie Sanders Builds a People’s Army

    Every year since 2000, Tyson Manker has voted for the winning presidential candidate. And this year, he’s got his sights set on Bernie Sanders.Manker, a Marine Corps veteran, co-founded the group Veterans for Bernie and said he’s confident the Ver...

    Across the country, left-wing activists and veterans of the Occupy movement are organizing for Bernie Sanders—and think the Vermont socialist can topple Hillary.

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    Mak on Trump: It Devolved Pretty Quickly

    Mak on Trump: It Devolved Pretty Quickly

    Daily Beast reporter Tim Mak spoke to CBS News Tuesday regarding his exchange with Donald Trump counsel Michael Cohen regarding Ivana Trump's accusation that she was raped by the...

    Huck’s ‘Oven’ Attack Called ‘Sickening’

    Huck’s ‘Oven’ Attack Called ‘Sickening’

    Mike Huckabee may have whipped up the Republican base with his claims that President Obama “will take the Israelis and march them to the door of the oven” with the Iran deal. But top lawmakers, pro-Israel organizations, and even his fellow GOP pre...

    If the 2016 hopeful’s goal when he warned the Iran deal would bring a new Holocaust was a Trump-like media firestorm and condemnation from lawmakers, he succeeded.

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    Entertainment

    "Primavera" Episode 302 -- Pictured: Hugh Dancy as Will Graham.

    ‘Hannibal’ Has Lost Its Damn Mind

    ‘Hannibal’ Has Lost Its Damn Mind

    In every showrunner’s career, there comes the time to ask the question: What do you do when you know the end is coming?Most shows peter out, some shows use the knowledge that the end has come as an opportunity to deliver on old promises, but for a...

    Canceled and with no rescue team in sight, the lyrical NBC series has chosen to throw caution to the wind and let its freak flag fly.

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    Rapper Drake performs Drake Vs Lil Wayne Tour at the Susquehanna Bank Center on August 21, 2014 in Camden, New Jersey.  (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty Images)

    Drake’s Vicious New Meek Mill Diss Track

    Drake’s Vicious New Meek Mill Diss Track

    Drizzy has spoken. Again.Early Wednesday, around 5 a.m. in Toronto, the chart-topping rapper formerly known as Aubrey Graham released the track “Back to Back Freestyle” to his SoundCloud. And the song, coming on the heels of his Meek Mill diss tra...

    Early Wednesday, around 5 a.m. in Toronto, the Canadian rapper unloaded on his nemesis Meek Mill with yet another track addressing the ghostwriting claims.

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    Jeremy Renner plays William Brandt, Tom Cruise plays Ethan Hunt and Ving Rhames plays Luther Stickell in MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - ROGUE NATION

    Teflon Tom Cruise Dodges Controversy

    Teflon Tom Cruise Dodges Controversy

    Mission: Impossible star Tom Cruise began learning the real meaning of a self-destructive message when he became Scientology’s couch-jumping, psychiatry-slamming poster boy in the 2000s. But amid increasingly insidious accusations against the chur...

    The A-list star reprises his role as IMF superagent Ethan Hunt in the summer blockbuster—his first film in the wake of the damning Scientology doc ‘Going Clear.’

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    Gonzo author Hunter S. Thompson, 1937-2005, shooting his IBM typewriter.

    The Gonzo Doctor’s Gonzo Girl Friday

    The Gonzo Doctor’s Gonzo Girl Friday

    In 1992, Cheryl Della Pietra was a 22-year-old recent grad from Penn State looking to break into the publishing industry when she got a tip from a friend interning at Rolling Stone. Hunter S. Thompson was looking for an assistant. “I said, ‘Why do...

    Taking on the job of wrangling the author of ‘Fear and Loathing in Los Vegas’ taught Cheryl Della Pietra a lot, starting with the fact that most of the cliches were true.

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    Rapper Drake performs Drake Vs Lil Wayne Tour at the Susquehanna Bank Center on August 21, 2014 in Camden, New Jersey.  (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty Images)

    Drake’s Vicious New Meek Mill Diss Track

    Drake’s Vicious New Meek Mill Diss Track

    Drizzy has spoken. Again.Early Wednesday, around 5 a.m. in Toronto, the chart-topping rapper formerly known as Aubrey Graham released the track “Back to Back Freestyle” to his SoundCloud. And the song, coming on the heels of his Meek Mill diss tra...

    Early Wednesday, around 5 a.m. in Toronto, the Canadian rapper unloaded on his nemesis Meek Mill with yet another track addressing the ghostwriting claims.

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    Trump’s Sons Killed Exotic Animals

    Trump’s Sons Killed Exotic Animals

    On Tuesday, the Internet mourned the death of poor Cecil, Zimbabwe’s most famous lion, and lashed out against Walter Palmer, a dentist from Minnesota who is believed to have paid $50,000 to kill him.According to the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Forc...

    Cecil the lion certainly wasn't the first beautiful African creature slain by an American. Back in 2012, Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump went big-game hunting.

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    Endstation Sehnsucht  Streetcar Named Desire,  Marlon Brando, Vivien Leigh Stanley (Marlon Brando) vergewaltigt Blanche (Vivien

    Inside the Bizarre Mind of Marlon Brando

    Inside the Bizarre Mind of Marlon Brando

    Listen To Me Marlon is a tell-all documentary, but not in the way that sells copy. There’s none of the tabloid curiosities, none of the wild speculation that characterized his life in the public eye, there’s actually very little speculation at all...

    Stevan Riley’s documentary ‘Listen to Me Marlon,’ narrated by the actor’s never before heard audio recordings, is eye-opening. PLUS: Watch an exclusive clip of Brando discussing his ...

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    Kathie Lee Gifford celebrates the release of her new wine GIFFT Pinot Noir Rose with Carnival Splendor Captain Donato Candeloro, left, as they pour it into a giant wine glass aboard the ship while docked in New York, July 27, 2015. The wine will now be served across the entire fleet.  Carnival Cruise Lines/Ray Stubblebine

    I Got Drunk on a Cruise With Kathie Lee

    I Got Drunk on a Cruise With Kathie Lee

    It took a lot of effort to have a glass of wine with Kathie Lee Gifford. But, as they say, it takes hard work to achieve your dreams. Sure, most of us could just flip on the TV at 10 a.m. on any given weekday and toast a glass with the Notorious K...

    Over a glass (or two) of her very own brand of rosé, the ‘Today’ host discusses how, 15 years after leaving Regis Philbin, she staged her wine-fueled morning show comeback.

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    Trump’s Sons Killed Exotic Animals

    Trump’s Sons Killed Exotic Animals

    On Tuesday, the Internet mourned the death of poor Cecil, Zimbabwe’s most famous lion, and lashed out against Walter Palmer, a dentist from Minnesota who is believed to have paid $50,000 to kill him.According to the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Forc...

    Cecil the lion certainly wasn't the first beautiful African creature slain by an American. Back in 2012, Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump went big-game hunting.

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    World News

    A demonstrator from the group called Black Bloc runs outside the Municipal Assembly during a protest supporting a teachers' strike in Rio de Janeiro October 7, 2013. The protest is to demand changes in the public state and municipal education system.

    Hooked on Brazil’s Ugly Beauty

    Hooked on Brazil’s Ugly Beauty

    The plane banked and dipped for descent. I pressed my forehead against the tiny window, taking in the vast bay below, its surface broken by scattered islands. When Portuguese explorers first found shelter here in the early 1500s, they thought they...

    In an excerpt from ‘Dancing With the Devil in the City of God,’ Juliana Barbassa describes the horror and enchantment of Rio de Janiero.

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    Mullah Omar, chief of the Taliban.

    Mullah Omar Dies. Taliban Might Be Next.

    Mullah Omar Dies. Taliban Might Be Next.

    How did the Taliban managed to hide the death of Mullah Omar, a man with a $10 million bounty on his head, for more than two years? That may be the most immediate question that comes to mind following the announcement that the Taliban leader was e...

    The militant group was being threatened from within—and that was before the announcement that their top leader was no more.

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    Police carry a piece of debris from an unidentified aircraft found in the coastal area of Saint-Andre de la Reunion, in the east of the French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion, on July 29, 2015.  The two-metre-long debris, which appears to be a piece of a wing, was found by employees of an association cleaning the area and handed over to the air transport brigade of the French gendarmerie (BGTA), who have opened an investigation. An air safety expert did not exclude it could be a part of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which went missing in the Indian Ocean on March 8, 2014.

    There’s No Doubt: This Debris Is MH370

    There’s No Doubt: This Debris Is MH370

    Only one Boeing 777 has ever disappeared over water: Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. American investigators tell The New York Times that a part of an airplane found washed up on a beach on the Indian Ocean island of Réunion is from a Boeing 777. “A ...

    A piece of a Boeing 777 discovered on an Indian Ocean beach can only be from the missing flight, but it’s 4,500 miles from where it was predicted to wash up.

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    - UNDATED PHOTO - Scientists expect this year to be one of the worst for solar storms, surges of charged particles that knock out satellites, power grids and even garage door openers. This photo shows the sun's coronal holes in an x-ray image. The outer solar atmosphere, the corona, is structured by strong magnetic fields, which when closed can cause the atmosphere to suddenly and violently release bubbles or tongues of gas and magnetic fields called coronal mass ejections which streak out through the interplanetary medium, impacting any planets or spacecraft in its path. - RTXJJYX

    A 12-Hour Warning Before Sun-Pocalypse

    A 12-Hour Warning Before Sun-Pocalypse

    LONDON — Last time it happened, in 1859, the world’s telegraph machines sparked into life on their own—setting fires and electrocuting their operators. Next time the results could be truly devastating.The next super solar storm could paralyze the ...

    The British government is preparing for the next solar storm, which could drastically disrupt life on Earth. How scared should we be?

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    Mullah Omar, chief of the Taliban.

    Mullah Omar Dies. Taliban Might Be Next.

    Mullah Omar Dies. Taliban Might Be Next.

    How did the Taliban managed to hide the death of Mullah Omar, a man with a $10 million bounty on his head, for more than two years? That may be the most immediate question that comes to mind following the announcement that the Taliban leader was e...

    The militant group was being threatened from within—and that was before the announcement that their top leader was no more.

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    Mullah Omar of Afghanistan's Taliban regime is shown in this undated U.S. National Counterterrorism Center image. Afghanistan said on July 29, 2015 it was investigating reports that Mullah Omar, leader of the militant Taliban movement behind an escalating insurgency, was dead.  REUTERS/National Counterterrorism Center/Handout via Reuters   FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS - RTX1M95N

    Mullah Omar ‘Dead’ Again

    Mullah Omar ‘Dead’ Again

    Rumors surfaced Wednesday morning that Mullah Omar, the notorious one-eyed leader of the Taliban, had died. The BBC first reported news of Omar’s death, citing “top sources within the Afghan administration and intelligence agency.” The Taliban has...

    The Afghan government whispers that the Taliban leader died years ago. U.S. officials and intelligence experts have doubts, given this would be the third time he died.

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    UNDATED FILE PHOTO - Undated photo of Jonathan Pollard with Esther Zeitz-Pollard made available by Zeitz Pollard on an Internet page. A dispute over releasing Jonathan Pollard, an American convicted of spying for Israel, held up plans for signing an agreement between Israel and the Palestinians October 23, an Israeli official said. [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thought he had an understanding that U.S. President Bill Clinto]n would pardon Pollard when Israel signs the agreement, Israeli sources said. Esther Zeitz-Pollard has caused a controversy as she claims to be Jonathan Pollard's wife and Jonathan claims he married her while in prison, however, the marriage is not recognized by Jonathan's family.
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    Why Is the U.S. Releasing This Spy?

    Why Is the U.S. Releasing This Spy?

    “It is difficult for me, even in the so-called ‘year of the spy,’ to conceive of a greater harm to the national security than that caused by the defendant in view of the breadth, the critical importance to the U.S., and the high sensitivity of the...

    The White House denies it’s freeing Jonathan Pollard as a salve to Israelis angry at the Iran deal, but the timing is curious—and ex-counterintelligence officials are against the move.

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    Pro-Israel Lobby Vs. the ‘Voice of God’

    Pro-Israel Lobby Vs. the ‘Voice of God’

    On one side: The self-annointed defenders of the Holy Land. On the other: the “Voice of God” and his buddy Jack Black.Lawmakers will soon depart the Capitol for a month-long August recess. But as the temperature rises, so does heat on lawmakers wh...

    The fight over the Iran deal was already overheated—and August hasn’t even begun. Get ready for an Obamacare-level ad campaign and activist onslaught.

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    Mullah Omar of Afghanistan's Taliban regime is shown in this undated U.S. National Counterterrorism Center image. Afghanistan said on July 29, 2015 it was investigating reports that Mullah Omar, leader of the militant Taliban movement behind an escalating insurgency, was dead.  REUTERS/National Counterterrorism Center/Handout via Reuters   FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS - RTX1M95N

    Mullah Omar ‘Dead’ Again

    Mullah Omar ‘Dead’ Again

    Rumors surfaced Wednesday morning that Mullah Omar, the notorious one-eyed leader of the Taliban, had died. The BBC first reported news of Omar’s death, citing “top sources within the Afghan administration and intelligence agency.” The Taliban has...

    The Afghan government whispers that the Taliban leader died years ago. U.S. officials and intelligence experts have doubts, given this would be the third time he died.

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    U.S. News

    Why Was Marital Rape Legal Until 1984?

    Why Was Marital Rape Legal Until 1984?

    When he raped and sodomized his estranged wife in front of their 2-year-old son while threatening to kill her unless she told the child to watch, Mario Liberta must have figured he was just taking advantage of a marital exception in New York law.A...

    Three decades ago, Trump’s lawyer’s claim that ‘You cannot rape your spouse’ would have been legally valid. Inside the horrific case that got the law scrapped.

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    How Tom Brady Can End Roger Goodell

    How Tom Brady Can End Roger Goodell

    After NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell upheld his four-game suspension of Tom Brady on Tuesday, the league launched a preemptive legal strike against the Patriots quarterback that CBS Sports called “without precedent.”Why? Because, according to expe...

    The NFL commissioner upheld Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s four-game suspension—and their standoff’s about to get a whole lot uglier.

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    Beaten Ferguson Prisoner Wins Appeal

    Beaten Ferguson Prisoner Wins Appeal

    The Ferguson cops charged Henry Davis with destruction of property because he bled on their uniforms when they beat him.Then, as if fearing it might be outdone in ridiculousness, a federal district court ruled that Davis could not sue the cops for...

    Michael Brown’s killing brought to light the horrific case of Henry Davis, who was beaten by Ferguson cops, then charged with bleeding on them. Now he’s finally allowed to sue them.

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    Why Was Marital Rape Legal Until 1984?

    Why Was Marital Rape Legal Until 1984?

    When he raped and sodomized his estranged wife in front of their 2-year-old son while threatening to kill her unless she told the child to watch, Mario Liberta must have figured he was just taking advantage of a marital exception in New York law.A...

    Three decades ago, Trump’s lawyer’s claim that ‘You cannot rape your spouse’ would have been legally valid. Inside the horrific case that got the law scrapped.

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    • Executive Editor Noah Shachtman explains why The Daily Beast published an article examining an allegation of rape from Donald Trump’s past. Shachtman describes the response from Trump’s lawyer, Michael Cohen, who argued that marital rape does not exist, as “legally untrue and morally despicable.”

      Trump Lawyer Denies Marital Rape Exists

      Executive Editor Noah Shachtman explains why The Daily Beast published an article examining an allegation of rape from Donald Trump’s past. Shachtman describes the response from Trum...

    The Hostage Priest and the Pope

    The Hostage Priest and the Pope

    ROME—No one has ever heard a credible word about the fate of Father Paolo Dall’Oglio, a 60-year-old Italian Jesuit priest who was kidnapped as he walked along the shelled-out streets of Raqqa, Syria, on July 27, 2013.Raqqa had become the de facto ...

    Despite countless rumors, nothing has been heard of Father Paolo Dall’Oglio since he went missing in Syria two years ago. Now Pope Francis has sparked hope for the priest’s return.

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    The Animal Serial Killer Who Shot Cecil

    The Animal Serial Killer Who Shot Cecil

    In early July, a Minnesota dentist traded in his spray nozzle for a bow and arrow and apparently spent 40 hours stalking through a national park in Zimbabwe on the trail of a dying lion.Cecil the lion was beloved by his home country and the touris...

    A Minnesota dentist who allegedly shot and killed Zimbabwe’s most famous lion had a history of shooting big game outside of legal hunting zones.

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    Tech + Health

    Boy Scouts Break Up With Mormon Church

    Boy Scouts Break Up With Mormon Church

    The relationship between the exclusively male leadership of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the predominantly male leadership of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has been one of the America’s longest bromances. Now, that relatio...

    Closely linked since 1913, the Boy Scouts of America royally pissed off the LDS Church this week. The reason? Allowing gay troop leaders.

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    How ‘Healthy Foods’ Are Killing You

    How ‘Healthy Foods’ Are Killing You

    Australian film director Damon Gameau performed an experiment on himself. For 60 days, he exclusively ate what most Americans believe is “healthy food.” By the end of this period, he had self-induced what we in medical research call Metabolic Synd...

    Professor Laura A. Schmidt of UC San Francisco’s School of Medicine writes about the perils of sugar—explored in the documentary ‘That Sugar Film,’ in theaters and on demand July 31.

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    Louis Arevalo holds his Truvada pills at his home in Los Angeles, California on Friday, July 17, 2015. The drug Truvada, used to halt HIV infection, has been shown to be over 90 percent effective when used correctly (Photo by Heidi de Marco/KHN).

    Why Latinos Aren’t Using Truvada

    Why Latinos Aren’t Using Truvada

    LOS ANGELES — Late on a Friday night at The New Jalisco Bar downtown, a drag show featuring dancers dressed in sequined leotards and feathered headdresses had drawn a crowd—most of them gay Latino men.Inside the bar and out, three health workers c...

    Health workers are running into challenges educating the Latino gay community about Truvada, a pill that prevents HIV.

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    Cosby’s Quaaludes: Worse Than You Think

    Cosby’s Quaaludes: Worse Than You Think

    “Quaaludes happen to be the drug that kids, young people were using to party with,” Bill Cosby said in his 2005 deposition. And that is probably the image most of us have of the pills, popular in the ’70s, the decade of disco and decadence. “Disco...

    Some of Cosby’s accusers weren’t unconscious when he allegedly assaulted them. Many were awake, and unable to do anything about it.

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    How ‘Healthy Foods’ Are Killing You

    How ‘Healthy Foods’ Are Killing You

    Australian film director Damon Gameau performed an experiment on himself. For 60 days, he exclusively ate what most Americans believe is “healthy food.” By the end of this period, he had self-induced what we in medical research call Metabolic Synd...

    Professor Laura A. Schmidt of UC San Francisco’s School of Medicine writes about the perils of sugar—explored in the documentary ‘That Sugar Film,’ in theaters and on demand July 31.

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    Philly Pill Doctor Conspired With Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs

    The Gang Behind Philly’s Prime Pill Mill

    The Gang Behind Philly’s Prime Pill Mill

    Before building a multimillion-dollar pill mill—an operation where doctors prescribe pain pills for profit—with one of America’s deadliest motorcycle gangs, Philadelphia physician William J. O’Brien, 49, went by the name “Doctor Bear.”The logo for...

    How a Philadelphia doctor and a notoriously violent motorcycle gang joined forces to sell mass quantities of prescription pills.

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    Banks Want Robots to Do Their Hiring

    Banks Want Robots to Do Their Hiring

    For a number of years, startups in the area of human resource analytics (also called people analytics or talent analytics) have been making dramatic claims. These companies sell software that turns administrative data to predictions. Some of these...

    Can software perform better than humans on matters of hiring and retaining employees?

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    FBI Director James Comey testifies during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on "Going Dark: Encryption, Technology, and the Balance Between Public Safety and Privacy" in Washington July 8, 2015. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque  - RTX1JL17

    Ex-NSA Chief Slams FBI Surveillance Push

    Ex-NSA Chief Slams FBI Surveillance Push

    ASPEN, Colorado — The head of the FBI has spent the last several months in something of a panic, warning anyone who will listen that terrorists are “going dark”—using encrypted communications to hide from the FBI—and insisting that the bureau need...

    The FBI director says he needs the power and technology to unlock the talks that terror suspects are having online. Veteran intelligence officials aren’t buying it.

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    Philly Pill Doctor Conspired With Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs

    The Gang Behind Philly’s Prime Pill Mill

    The Gang Behind Philly’s Prime Pill Mill

    Before building a multimillion-dollar pill mill—an operation where doctors prescribe pain pills for profit—with one of America’s deadliest motorcycle gangs, Philadelphia physician William J. O’Brien, 49, went by the name “Doctor Bear.”The logo for...

    How a Philadelphia doctor and a notoriously violent motorcycle gang joined forces to sell mass quantities of prescription pills.

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    BeastStyle

    - UNDATED PHOTO - Scientists expect this year to be one of the worst for solar storms, surges of charged particles that knock out satellites, power grids and even garage door openers. This photo shows the sun's coronal holes in an x-ray image. The outer solar atmosphere, the corona, is structured by strong magnetic fields, which when closed can cause the atmosphere to suddenly and violently release bubbles or tongues of gas and magnetic fields called coronal mass ejections which streak out through the interplanetary medium, impacting any planets or spacecraft in its path. - RTXJJYX

    A 12-Hour Warning Before Sun-Pocalypse

    A 12-Hour Warning Before Sun-Pocalypse

    LONDON — Last time it happened, in 1859, the world’s telegraph machines sparked into life on their own—setting fires and electrocuting their operators. Next time the results could be truly devastating.The next super solar storm could paralyze the ...

    The British government is preparing for the next solar storm, which could drastically disrupt life on Earth. How scared should we be?

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    Singer and actress Jane Birkin gestures during a press conference at the French ambassador's residence in Montevideo on March 9, 2008. Birkin is in Uruguay in the framework of the "Rendez-Vous" tour through 42 countries.   AFP PHOTO/Pablo PORCIUNCULA (Photo credit should read PABLO PORCIUNCULA/AFP/Getty Images)

    Jane Birkin Wants Her Name Off Handbag

    Jane Birkin Wants Her Name Off Handbag

    Jane Birkin, the English actress and namesake for the famed Hermès Birkin bag, has asked the French luxury goods maker to remove her name from the popular handbag.“Having been alerted to the cruel practices endured by crocodiles during their slaug...

    Citing the cruel methods in extracting crocodile skin, Jane Birkin has asked Hermes to remove her name from the famed bag.

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    Ireland, You May Now Eat Oatmeal

    Ireland, You May Now Eat Oatmeal

    I woke up this morning at my home in Ireland and cooked myself a big bowl of oatmeal.I then went outside and shouted at the top of my voice, “Anne Boleyn is a whore and King Henry is a scurvy knave for marrying her!”I am planning to have potatoes ...

    Ireland has just repealed thousands of antiquated laws, including talking smack about Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII.

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    The Hunk-ification of Mr. Taylor Swift

    The Hunk-ification of Mr. Taylor Swift

    You may have seen them everywhere: flawless pecs, chiseled abs, and a bulge that snugs a pair of Armani underwear almost too perfectly.Calvin Harris, who became the face of the Italian label this year, embodies a modern-day Adonis. His perfectly s...

    Calvin Harris was once a gangly DJ. No longer: His pecs and abs are on fine display in Armani’s underwear campaigns.

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    Singer and actress Jane Birkin gestures during a press conference at the French ambassador's residence in Montevideo on March 9, 2008. Birkin is in Uruguay in the framework of the "Rendez-Vous" tour through 42 countries.   AFP PHOTO/Pablo PORCIUNCULA (Photo credit should read PABLO PORCIUNCULA/AFP/Getty Images)

    Jane Birkin Wants Her Name Off Handbag

    Jane Birkin Wants Her Name Off Handbag

    Jane Birkin, the English actress and namesake for the famed Hermès Birkin bag, has asked the French luxury goods maker to remove her name from the popular handbag.“Having been alerted to the cruel practices endured by crocodiles during their slaug...

    Citing the cruel methods in extracting crocodile skin, Jane Birkin has asked Hermes to remove her name from the famed bag.

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    The Minuses of Being Plus-Size Models

    The Minuses of Being Plus-Size Models

    I sit at my desk, eating a “light” vanilla yogurt, reflecting on the countless times I’ve narcissistically stared at my midsection with concern, and very much wanting to believe that Erica Jean Schenk’s cover for Women’s Running will make a lastin...

    Erica Jean Schenk became the latest poster child for plus-size women with a much-hyped ‘Women’s Running’ cover. One day, she hopes it will be no big deal.

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Sofia Mechetner, 14. Model backstage.
Christian Dior show, Autumn Winter 2015, Haute Couture, Paris Fashion Week, France - 06 Jul 2015

    Is 14 Too Young to Model Couture?

    Is 14 Too Young to Model Couture?

    It’s been weeks since 14-year-old Sofia Mechetner headlined Christian Dior’s haute couture show in a diaphanous white chiffon gown.Look closely and you can see a pair of nude boy-shorts beneath the sheer gown and the Israeli teen’s jewel-like, sal...

    The media proclaimed ‘outrage’ over young Israeli model Sofia Mechetner on the catwalk—but fashion’s obsession with youth is long-enduring.

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    A Mountain Lion Walks Into a Podcast

    A Mountain Lion Walks Into a Podcast

    A mountain lion, a drag queen and a saucy beauty winner walk into a podcast…The BeastStyle crew had quite a range of topics to discuss this week.First up, a decision to ban drag queen performers from an upcoming gay pride event in Glasgow, Scotlan...

    In this week’s Daily Beast Podcast, Team BeastStyle discusses a Scottish drag controversy, a beauty pageant like no other, and a mountain lion in Milwaukee.

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    The Minuses of Being Plus-Size Models

    The Minuses of Being Plus-Size Models

    I sit at my desk, eating a “light” vanilla yogurt, reflecting on the countless times I’ve narcissistically stared at my midsection with concern, and very much wanting to believe that Erica Jean Schenk’s cover for Women’s Running will make a lastin...

    Erica Jean Schenk became the latest poster child for plus-size women with a much-hyped ‘Women’s Running’ cover. One day, she hopes it will be no big deal.

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    Books

    Gonzo author Hunter S. Thompson, 1937-2005, shooting his IBM typewriter.

    The Gonzo Doctor’s Gonzo Girl Friday

    The Gonzo Doctor’s Gonzo Girl Friday

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