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    In this May 19, 2006 file photo, Ted Nugent performs during the opening ceremony of the National Rifle Association annual convention  in Milwaukee. Recent events including "Motown Week" and a presidential rejection of General Motor's and Chrysler's turnaround plans have trained an oversized spotlight on the Michigan metropolis and have people across America talking about the state of the Motor City.

    Ted Cruz-Ted Nugent Bromance Rolls On

    Ted Cruz-Ted Nugent Bromance Rolls On

    For someone as casually and chronically racist, mean-spirited, and conspiracy-minded as Ted Nugent, Republican candidates sure do a weak job of denouncing him—especially when they are not actively seeking his endorsement for the highest office in ...

    The candidate and the right-wing rocker have been friendly for years, no matter how many other people, including the president, Nugent happens to bitch slap.

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    Former U.S. President Bill Clinton takes off his jacket before campaigning for his wife, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, during a campaign event at Milford Junior High School February 7, 2016 in Milford, New Hampshire. New Hampshire holds the "first in the nation" primary on February 9.

    Politicians Pandering in Plaid

    Politicians Pandering in Plaid

    Groveling for votes at a country fair? Trying to look "relatable"? Plaid is here to help.

    Groveling for votes at a country fair? Trying to look "relatable"? Plaid is here to help.

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    Frank Luntz

    Luntz Finds Joy Behind Enemy Lines in NH

    Luntz Finds Joy Behind Enemy Lines in NH

    MANCHESTER, N.H. — He was not exactly short, but he seemed low to the ground. His shirt of vertical stripes notwithstanding, he was wide. He wore baggy, wrinkled khakis hoisted up by a brown leather belt and cuffed at the ankles to reveal black-an...

    Republican pollster Frank Luntz did some opposition research of his own this week, going to Trump, Clinton, and Sanders rallies to see who was authentic—and who was faking their way ...

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    In this May 19, 2006 file photo, Ted Nugent performs during the opening ceremony of the National Rifle Association annual convention  in Milwaukee. Recent events including "Motown Week" and a presidential rejection of General Motor's and Chrysler's turnaround plans have trained an oversized spotlight on the Michigan metropolis and have people across America talking about the state of the Motor City.

    Ted Cruz-Ted Nugent Bromance Rolls On

    Ted Cruz-Ted Nugent Bromance Rolls On

    For someone as casually and chronically racist, mean-spirited, and conspiracy-minded as Ted Nugent, Republican candidates sure do a weak job of denouncing him—especially when they are not actively seeking his endorsement for the highest office in ...

    The candidate and the right-wing rocker have been friendly for years, no matter how many other people, including the president, Nugent happens to bitch slap.

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

    Is This John Kasich's Night?

    Is This John Kasich's Night?

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

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

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    A volunteer at a U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders' campaign event wears a shirt decorated with Sanders' image in Fort Dodge, Iowa, United States, January 19, 2016.

    The Libertarian Case for Bernie Sanders

    The Libertarian Case for Bernie Sanders

    Now that Rand Paul has exited the race, who should libertarians consider throwing their support behind? It might be the last candidate you’d ever think libertarians would support.For liberty-loving individuals who value personal freedoms as much a...

    With the only remotely libertarian GOP candidate out of the 2016 race, should the liberty movement start feeling the Bern?

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    Entertainment

    In this March 6, 2011 photo, Yoshiki, a member of Japanese heavy metal band X Japan, performs during the Asia Girls Explosion fashion event in Tokyo. Everywhere he goes, he is trailed by screaming fans. But that's just being big in Japan. And Yoshiki, 45, has his eyes on bigger horizons, fame in the global music industry.

    Meet Japan’s David Bowie

    Meet Japan’s David Bowie

    Drama. Brainwashing. Suicide. Speed metal. The story of Japan’s most famous rock gods plays like a soap opera filled with hit records, dark tragedies, bad break-ups, and unexpected reunions, which is why it’s crazy how relatively unknown they are ...

    The inside story of Japan’s most famous heavy metal rock band, X Japan, told through the eyes of Yoshiki, its enigmatic, gender-bending frontman.

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    We All Need Beyoncé’s Hot Sauce

    We All Need Beyoncé’s Hot Sauce

    Fast Black knew how to put on a show in the kitchen, but even she knew that a little dab of hot sauce will near ’bout take you to heaven. Beyoncé knows something about that and I cannot say that I am surprised.I’ve been lucky enough to eat in stan...

    It’s a flavorful essence—proud, black, and full of social justice.

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    Daily Show Claps Back at Beyoncé Haters

    Daily Show Claps Back at Beyoncé Haters

    Jessica Williams just went HAM on Beyoncé’s haters. Following a day of predictable yet nonetheless depressing conservative backlash to Beyoncé’s #BlackLivesMatter-inspired Super Bowl halftime performance, The Daily Show’s Senior Beyoncé Correspond...

    There is no one better than The Daily Show’s Jessica Williams to put Beyoncé’s conservative critics in their place.

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

    Fox News Hated Beyoncé’s Super Bowl Show

    Fox News Hated Beyoncé’s Super Bowl Show

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

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

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    We All Need Beyoncé’s Hot Sauce

    We All Need Beyoncé’s Hot Sauce

    Fast Black knew how to put on a show in the kitchen, but even she knew that a little dab of hot sauce will near ’bout take you to heaven. Beyoncé knows something about that and I cannot say that I am surprised.I’ve been lucky enough to eat in stan...

    It’s a flavorful essence—proud, black, and full of social justice.

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    American actor Rob Lowe.

    Rob Lowe Rips Cam Newton, Gets Dragged

    Rob Lowe Rips Cam Newton, Gets Dragged

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

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

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    Elton John Belts Out Carpool Karaoke

    Elton John Belts Out Carpool Karaoke

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

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

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    Colbert’s Wild Post-Super Bowl Party

    Colbert’s Wild Post-Super Bowl Party

    With pigskin in hand, Stephen Colbert ran onto the stage at the Ed Sullivan Theater Sunday night for his live post-Super Bowl show, and the nimble comic pulled out all the stops from the get-go. The Late Show host played a game of catch with astro...

    Tina Fey, Margot Robbie, Will Ferrell, Key and Peele, Megyn Kelly, Von Miller, and President Barack Obama all joined Colbert for a post-Super Bowl extravaganza Sunday night.

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    American actor Rob Lowe.

    Rob Lowe Rips Cam Newton, Gets Dragged

    Rob Lowe Rips Cam Newton, Gets Dragged

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

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

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    World News

    U.S. President Barack Obama shakes hands during a bilateral meeting with Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington February 4, 2016.      REUTERS/Joshua Roberts - RTX25I4C

    How Not to Blow Peace in Colombia

    How Not to Blow Peace in Colombia

    Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and President Barack Obama met at the White House last week to celebrate 15 years of Plan Colombia and in anticipation of a peace deal with Colombia’s largest insurgent group, the FARC, that could be signed b...

    After half a century of war, is it possible the killing will end? This is the best chance there’s been, but the world—and the U.S. Congress—will have to help.

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    America's ISIS War Is Helping al Qaeda

    America’s ISIS War Is Helping Al Qaeda

    America’s ISIS War Is Helping Al Qaeda

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

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

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    Press TV Anchor Sexually Harassed by Boss for Years

    TV Director Harassed Anchor for Years

    TV Director Harassed Anchor for Years

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

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

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    Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif

    Revealed: Iran’s Top-Secret Nuclear Site

    Revealed: Iran’s Top-Secret Nuclear Site

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

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

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    America's ISIS War Is Helping al Qaeda

    America’s ISIS War Is Helping Al Qaeda

    America’s ISIS War Is Helping Al Qaeda

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

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

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    The Secret World of North Korean Meth

    The Secret World of North Korean Meth

    The Secret World of North Korean Meth

    HONG KONG — China has a major meth problem. The drug can be a pick-up, a pastime, or something that builds trust—or addiction. It mostly comes from North Korea and it’s been flooding northeastern provinces for years. Domestic distribution networks...

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

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    El Salvador

    Sent Back To The Murder Capitol To Die

    Sent Back To The Murder Capitol To Die

    GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala — Where’s the line between political terror and the savagery of the cartels and gangs in Central America? For those who hope and pray for asylum in the United States, that’s a life-and-death question, because the U.S. dep...

    The United States helped create the cauldron of cartel and gang violence in Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras. But it turns its back on those trying to escape.

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    Yakuza getting into film industry

    The Yakuza Are Running Japan’s Hollywood

    The Yakuza Are Running Japan’s Hollywood

    TOKYO — Japan’s entertainment industry is infested with organized crime and despite crackdowns on “yakuza Hollywood” nothing much seems to change. For example, last month 10 comedians from the colossal Yoshimoto Kogyo talent agency were caught up ...

    The Japanese mob has been trying to dominate Japan’s talent agencies for years. Now one yakuza has stepped forward to tell the story.

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    The Secret World of North Korean Meth

    The Secret World of North Korean Meth

    The Secret World of North Korean Meth

    HONG KONG — China has a major meth problem. The drug can be a pick-up, a pastime, or something that builds trust—or addiction. It mostly comes from North Korea and it’s been flooding northeastern provinces for years. Domestic distribution networks...

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

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    U.S. News

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a rally at Plymouth State University, February 7, 2016, in Plymouth, New Hampshire.  / AFP / DOMINICK REUTER        (Photo credit should read DOMINICK REUTER/AFP/Getty Images)

    Gun Dealer Shoots Straight on Trump

    Gun Dealer Shoots Straight on Trump

    After a campaign appearance with cops in New Hampshire, the presidential candidate once known as himself boarded his private plane for home.Donald Trump happened to arrive in New York shortly after two NYPD officers were shot, one in the face, the...

    The Donald once said he hated the ‘concept of guns,’ but now he apparently loves them. One firearms salesman has seen Trump take a wrecking ball to his own words before.

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    He Tried ‘Suicide By Cop’ Before

    He Tried ‘Suicide By Cop’ Before

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

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

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    Sheriff Covered Up Mormon Child Marriage

    Sheriff Covered Up Mormon Child Marriage

    When the Water Canyon School reopened in 2014, it was the first time in 13 years that students in Hildale, Utah, could attend a public school. The closure hadn’t been for lack of children in the town, though. Hildale is one-half of a religious com...

    Former FLDS leader Warren Jeffs is in jail for taking two young girls as spiritual brides—and the sordid practice has continued after his arrest, according to local police.

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    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a rally at Plymouth State University, February 7, 2016, in Plymouth, New Hampshire.  / AFP / DOMINICK REUTER        (Photo credit should read DOMINICK REUTER/AFP/Getty Images)

    Gun Dealer Shoots Straight on Trump

    Gun Dealer Shoots Straight on Trump

    After a campaign appearance with cops in New Hampshire, the presidential candidate once known as himself boarded his private plane for home.Donald Trump happened to arrive in New York shortly after two NYPD officers were shot, one in the face, the...

    The Donald once said he hated the ‘concept of guns,’ but now he apparently loves them. One firearms salesman has seen Trump take a wrecking ball to his own words before.

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    NYC Prison Guard Busted For Rape, Drugs

    NYC Prison Guard Busted For Rape, Drugs

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

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

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    This Is Why You Can't Afford a House

    This Is Why You Can’t Afford a House

    This Is Why You Can’t Afford a House

    There’s little argument that inequality, and the depressed prospects for the middle class, will be a dominant issue this year’s election. Yet the most powerful force shaping this reality—the rising cost of housing—has barely emerged as political i...

    The rising cost of housing is one of the greatest burdens on the American middle class. So why hasn’t it become a key issue in the presidential primaries?

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    Tech + Health

    Serial Foot Stomper Targets Texas Women

    Serial Foot Stomper Targets Texas Women

    An unknown assailant is taking his foot fetish into an even darker place, and is getting all 50 Shades of Grey with strange women’s toes in Austin, Texas. His MO is to ride up to an unsuspecting female on his bike, give their toes a quick stamp, a...

    Toe trashing hooligan remains at large.

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    Replacing drug additction with food addiction

    Trading Drugs for a Food Addiction

    Trading Drugs for a Food Addiction

    “Basically, my story is one addiction to another,” said Marissa, 25, who chose not to use her real name for this story.“I was an opiate and heroin addict and when I finally got clean, food was the next addiction to come into my life. I probably al...

    Marissa kicked heroin, but picked up another addiction in the process: food.

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

    Chipotle Says Sorry, Moe’s Celebrates

    Chipotle Says Sorry, Moe’s Celebrates

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

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    Martin Shkreli, former CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals LLC, is sworn in to testify at a House Oversight and Government Reform hearing on "Developments in the Prescription Drug Market Oversight" on Capitol Hill in Washington February 4, 2016. Shkreli invoked his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination and declined to answer questions on Thursday from U.S. lawmakers interested in why the company raised the price of a lifesaving medicine by 5,000 percent.  REUTERS/Joshua Roberts TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTX25HGY

    Shkreli Is One of Many Pharma A-Holes

    Shkreli Is One of Many Pharma A-Holes

    Nancy Retzlaff is not Martin Shkreli. She won’t inspire hundreds of news articles nor will she become the subject of any Internet memes. She won’t threaten Ghostface Killah and it seems unlikely that she will ever flirt with a minor on a YouTube l...

    They throw lavish boat parties while marking up life-saving medication 5,000 percent.

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    Replacing drug additction with food addiction

    Trading Drugs for a Food Addiction

    Trading Drugs for a Food Addiction

    “Basically, my story is one addiction to another,” said Marissa, 25, who chose not to use her real name for this story.“I was an opiate and heroin addict and when I finally got clean, food was the next addiction to come into my life. I probably al...

    Marissa kicked heroin, but picked up another addiction in the process: food.

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    Scary New Ways the Internet Profiles You

    Scary New Ways the Internet Profiles You

    Scary New Ways the Internet Profiles You

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

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

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    Four Words, Dude: Super Bowl-Themed Weed

    Four Words, Dude: Super Bowl-Themed Weed

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

    This Super Bowl is gonna be super baked.

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    Public Villainy and Martin Shrkeli, and why we love to hate villains

    The Public Hate Them And They Love It

    The Public Hate Them And They Love It

    As he sat and smirked in front of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on Thursday, one thing was clear: Martin Shkreli does not care for one minute that many people—most people—may perceive him to be a bad guy. An asshole. Worse...

    When Martin Shkreli smirked and snarled at a House Committee, he proved himself to be a proud member of a small group—the very public, un-sorry villain.

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    Scary New Ways the Internet Profiles You

    Scary New Ways the Internet Profiles You

    Scary New Ways the Internet Profiles You

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

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

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    PICTURED: ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER in Pumping Iron

    Stop Looking Like a Fool at the Gym

    Stop Looking Like a Fool at the Gym

    Greetings New Year’s Gym “Resolutionaries”—welcome to February! I’m as surprised as you are that you’re still here.Congratulations on sticking it out for a full month—an achievement that, judging by the suddenly unoccupied treadmills and elliptica...

    Congratulations to January’s gym newbies, still sticking to their routines. But to become a true regular requires sensitivity and politesse.

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    Eric Ian Hornak Spoutz

    Did the Smithsonian Buy His Fake Art?

    Did the Smithsonian Buy His Fake Art?

    What a difference a decade makes.In a 2006 review of an art forger’s tell-all tale on Amazon, Eric Ian Hornak Spoutz—who today stands accused of such crimes himself—lambasted the author for his “incessant blaming of eBay for ‘allowing’ him to comm...

    A Michigan-based art dealer was charged with selling dozens of fake works by American masters to unsuspecting buyers. Was the Smithsonian also duped by his alleged fraud?

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    Downton Abbey
Part Six - Sunday,  February 7, 2016 at 9pm ET on MASTERPIECE on PBS

The hospital war reaches a climax. Violet goes on the warpath. Daisy tries to foil a romance.Prospects are looking up for Mary and Edith. Thomas feels trapped.
 
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    Judgment Day at ‘Downton Abbey’

    Judgment Day at ‘Downton Abbey’

    The public was about to come knocking at Downton Abbey’s imposing front door, and those that were open to the idea versus those that were not traversed upstairs and downstairs lines, and pretty much accorded to character.The gruff ones who liked o...

    This week, Mary and Edith kissed their new beaus, the public arrived to gawp at the aristos, and the Dowager Countess was deposed. Everyone, hide.

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    The 200-Year-Old Law Ruining Your Sunday

    The Ancient Laws Ruining Your Sunday

    The Ancient Laws Ruining Your Sunday

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

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

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    Eric Ian Hornak Spoutz

    Did the Smithsonian Buy His Fake Art?

    Did the Smithsonian Buy His Fake Art?

    What a difference a decade makes.In a 2006 review of an art forger’s tell-all tale on Amazon, Eric Ian Hornak Spoutz—who today stands accused of such crimes himself—lambasted the author for his “incessant blaming of eBay for ‘allowing’ him to comm...

    A Michigan-based art dealer was charged with selling dozens of fake works by American masters to unsuspecting buyers. Was the Smithsonian also duped by his alleged fraud?

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    Frank Lloyd Wright's Baghdad Opera House.

    The Baghdad Opera House That Wasn’t

    The Baghdad Opera House That Wasn’t

    The oil was flowing, and so was the cash. Much like the megacities of the developing world today, 1950s Baghdad and its newfound wealth wanted to make a statement and architecture was its stage. Under a plan developed from 1954 to 1958 by Minoprio...

    Frank Lloyd Wright said he didn’t give ‘a hoot’ about designing an opera house in London or New York. Baghdad was a different story. But the best-laid plans...

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    How Bruce Springsteen Became The Boss

    How Bruce Springsteen Became The Boss

    Bruce Springsteen is probably not the first artist that springs to mind when you think of musicians exploring issues of identity. His working-class aesthetic—blue jeans, flannel shirts, denim jackets—and gravelly vocals about cars, mills, and hard...

    Photographs of Springsteen taken between 1974 and 1984 show him performing his heart out, goofing off with his E Street Band-mates, and navigating becoming a rock superstar.

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    Perfect Vinegar Drove This Chef to Death

    Perfect Vinegar Drove This Chef to Death

    Producing great cooking can be like a permanent pursuit of the unattainable. It’s an art that is perishable and depends on performances repeated daily that require instant acclaim from those who consume it. The slightest hint of imperfection can t...

    What makes a great chef kill himself? A kitchen can induce a grand obsession from which there is no escape. Take the sad case of Franco Colombani.

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    Frank Lloyd Wright's Baghdad Opera House.

    The Baghdad Opera House That Wasn’t

    The Baghdad Opera House That Wasn’t

    The oil was flowing, and so was the cash. Much like the megacities of the developing world today, 1950s Baghdad and its newfound wealth wanted to make a statement and architecture was its stage. Under a plan developed from 1954 to 1958 by Minoprio...

    Frank Lloyd Wright said he didn’t give ‘a hoot’ about designing an opera house in London or New York. Baghdad was a different story. But the best-laid plans...

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    Marco Rubio Wants to Be Your Bae

    Marco Rubio Wants to Be Your Bae

    The campaign trail is littered with desperate attempts to garner millennial support. Hillary Clinton dabbing on Ellen, Rand Paul’s #StandWithRand photo app, and the latest effort, the Rubio campaign’s RU(BAE)O T-shirts.Do people really want Rubio ...

    Video asks Rubio supporters if they would call the presidential candidate bae.

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    New Tarantula Named For Johnny Cash

    New Tarantula Named For Johnny Cash

    Country legend Johnny Cash has been immortalized in many ways, but this is a new one: Scientists have named a new species of black spider after him, the Aphonopelma johnnycashi.Discovered in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, the r...

    Joins web of celebs with namesake arachnids.

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    Center for Biological Diversity

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

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

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

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

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

    This Is What It’s Like To Sink In A Boat

    This Is What It’s Like To Sink In A Boat

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

    New Tarantula Named For Johnny Cash

    New Tarantula Named For Johnny Cash

    Country legend Johnny Cash has been immortalized in many ways, but this is a new one: Scientists have named a new species of black spider after him, the Aphonopelma johnnycashi.Discovered in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, the r...

    Joins web of celebs with namesake arachnids.

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    Winner of 24 X Games medals.

    BMX Legend Dave Mirra Dead at 41

    BMX Legend Dave Mirra Dead at 41

    Winner of 24 X Games medals.

    Two playboy bunnies pose for photos at the Indian Playboy club in Mumbai on December 19, 2012. Playboy unveiled a new-look bunny costume for its upcoming Indian club launch, opting for a more demure take on the waitress outfits but keeping the ears, bow-ties and fluffy tails. In a bid to appease conservative Indian values, the traditional skimpy corset has been replaced with a sari-inspired two-piece costume, comprising a one-shoulder top, a bare midriff and a sheer, full-length skirt with a split. AFP PHOTO/ STR        (Photo credit should read STRDEL/AFP/Getty Images)

    Inside Playboy’s First Non-Nude Issue

    Inside Playboy’s First Non-Nude Issue

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

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

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    This meeting of the minds will melt your face.

    Hunter S. Thompson vs. Keith Richards

    Hunter S. Thompson vs. Keith Richards

    This meeting of the minds will melt your face.

    Winner of 24 X Games medals.

    BMX Legend Dave Mirra Dead at 41

    BMX Legend Dave Mirra Dead at 41

    Winner of 24 X Games medals.