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    US presidential hopeful Donald Trump delivers remarks at the Maryland Republican Party's 25th Annual Red, White & Blue Dinner on June 23, 2015 at the BWI Airport Marriott in Linthicum, Maryland.        AFP PHOTO / PAUL J. RICHARDS        (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

    The Dumbest Stuff Trump Ever Said

    The Dumbest Stuff Trump Ever Said

    America’s favorite faux-political shock jock came back with a vengeance two weeks ago when, during a press conference to announce his candidacy for the presidency, he characterized all Mexican immigrants as drug-peddling rapists.“The U.S. has beco...

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    Republican U.S. presidential candidate and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie formally announces his campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination as his wife Mary Pat looks on during a kickoff rally at Livingston High School in Livingston, New Jersey, June 30, 2015.

    Christie Promises Cringeworthy Campaign

    Christie Promises Cringeworthy Campaign

    Bill “Jules” Giuliano, a friend of Chris Christie’s, stood next to the small, circular stage in the gymnasium at Livingston High School. He wore a khaki blazer and his hair was slicked back. In a few minutes, Christie himself would come out, and h...

    The governor isn’t letting New Jersey’s failing economy or the Bridgegate scandal get in the way of his quest for the White House.

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    Scott Walker’s Anti-Gay Transition

    Scott Walker’s Anti-Gay Transition

    Scott Walker has his groove back with social conservatives and he has the Supreme Court to thank.After the court ruled that the Constitution guarantees same-sex couples the right to marry, Walker released a statement calling for a constitutional a...

    Scott Walker’s call for a constitutional amendment to let states ban gay marriage if they wish has saved his reputation with the conservative right.

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    US presidential hopeful Donald Trump delivers remarks at the Maryland Republican Party's 25th Annual Red, White & Blue Dinner on June 23, 2015 at the BWI Airport Marriott in Linthicum, Maryland.        AFP PHOTO / PAUL J. RICHARDS        (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

    The Dumbest Stuff Trump Ever Said

    The Dumbest Stuff Trump Ever Said

    America’s favorite faux-political shock jock came back with a vengeance two weeks ago when, during a press conference to announce his candidacy for the presidency, he characterized all Mexican immigrants as drug-peddling rapists.“The U.S. has beco...

    A definitive list.

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    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie gives a news conference in Trenton January 9, 2014. Christie on Thursday fired a top aide at the center of a brewing scandal that public officials orchestrated a massive traffic snarl on the busy George Washington Bridge to settle a political score.   REUTERS/Carlo Allegri (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS) - RTX177QV

    1,000 Bridgegates Couldn’t Stop Christie

    1,000 Bridgegates Couldn’t Stop Christie

    It was the Saturday before Thanksgiving 2013, two years after Chris Christie had decided against running for the Republican presidential nomination, a few weeks after he had won reelection, in a landslide, as governor of New Jersey, and two months...

    The governor has been accused of using every office he’s held as a stepping stone—with the White House his ultimate goal. Why it’s all been leading to his Tuesday morning announcement.

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    U.S. Supreme Court Justices Chief Justice John Roberts, Anthony Kennedy, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan (L-R) applaud prior to President Obama's State of the Union speech on Capitol Hill in Washington, February 12, 2013. REUTERS/Charles Dharapak/Pool (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)   - RTR3DPL1

    Hey, Liberals: SCOTUS Ain’t Your Friend

    Hey, Liberals: SCOTUS Ain’t Your Friend

    It would be understandable if liberals were feeling kind of relaxed, kind of “Supreme Court, what’s so bad?” over the weekend. John Roberts and Anthony Kennedy delivered for our team on Obamacare, and then Kennedy came through again on same-sex ma...

    After the ACA and marriage rulings, liberals might be feeling, hey, the court’s not so bad. But it is. And rulings can always be reversed.

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    Deen Castronovo of Journey arrives at the 2012 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 6, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

    Angry Journey Drummer Charged With Rape

    Angry Journey Drummer Charged With Rape

    Tuesday is the Journey drummer’s day in court—and the charges include rape and sexual abuse.Deen Castronovo, who started playing with arena-rock giants Journey in 1998 and has also worked with Ozzy Osbourne and Paul Rodgers, was arrested earlier t...

    Arena-rock drummer Deen Castronovo, who’s been with the classic rock band since 1998, has a history of violence against women.

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    A woman holding her mobile phone walks past an advertisement for Beats headphones outside an electronic store in Tokyo August 28, 2014. Japanese household spending fell in July from a year ago, government data showed on Friday, in a sign that consumer spending is struggling to recover after an increase in the national sales tax. Picture taken August 28, 2014. REUTERS/Yuya Shino (JAPAN - Tags: BUSINESS) - RTR446D2

    Millennials Won’t Pay for Apple Music

    Millennials Won’t Pay for Apple Music

    This afternoon Apple Music launched as part of the company’s latest move to become the dominant player in a fierce game that’s shaping up to be an all out streaming music war.The stakes are high. According to the International Federation of the Ph...

    Apple officially launched its new music streaming service Tuesday with a money-based subscription that may scare off a vital 62 million-person market: millennials.

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    "It's my flag now!" said Kanye West on Los Angeles 97.1 AMP Radio on Monday.  Kanye West leaving his house after taking a private boxing class to stay in shape.  He is wearing a green jacket with Confederate flag on a sleeve, hoody, and What Would Jesus Do? (WWJD) Bracelet. Saturday, November 2, 2013.  Juliano/x17online.com EXCLUSIVE

    Why Rappers Rock the Confederate Flag

    Why Rappers Rock the Confederate Flag

    The hateful killing of nine black churchgoers at Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, South Carolina, has left a lingering wound on the American consciousness, as the country attempts to sort through what the heinous act means for race relations i...

    Much of the cultural conversation in the wake of the Charleston shooting is over the removal of the Confederate flag—a symbol that’s been reappropriated by black rappers.

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    Orange is the New Black

    OITNB’s Used-Panty Business Is Real

    OITNB’s Used-Panty Business Is Real

    Orange Is the New Black makes a signature practice out of inviting viewers into unfamiliar, strange, and often illuminating worlds: The women’s prison system. The fluidity of sexuality. The struggle of the trans community. The used-panty business....

    Piper’s online used-panty business is undeniably OITNB’s wackiest plot. But 13 years ago, a woman was arrested for that very thing. And now, the market is hotter than ever.

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    A woman holding her mobile phone walks past an advertisement for Beats headphones outside an electronic store in Tokyo August 28, 2014. Japanese household spending fell in July from a year ago, government data showed on Friday, in a sign that consumer spending is struggling to recover after an increase in the national sales tax. Picture taken August 28, 2014. REUTERS/Yuya Shino (JAPAN - Tags: BUSINESS) - RTR446D2

    Millennials Won’t Pay for Apple Music

    Millennials Won’t Pay for Apple Music

    This afternoon Apple Music launched as part of the company’s latest move to become the dominant player in a fierce game that’s shaping up to be an all out streaming music war.The stakes are high. According to the International Federation of the Ph...

    Apple officially launched its new music streaming service Tuesday with a money-based subscription that may scare off a vital 62 million-person market: millennials.

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    FILE -- Rapper ASAP Rocky in New York, Sept. 8, 2011. Rocky's mixtape "Live Love ASAP" was released this year. (Chad Batka/The New York Times) -- PHOTO MOVED IN ADVANCE AND NOT FOR USE - ONLINE OR IN PRINT - BEFORE DEC. 18, 2011.

    A$AP Rocky Is High as F*ck

    A$AP Rocky Is High as F*ck

    A$AP Rocky is very high. We’re talking Jim Breuer in Half Baked. Brad Pitt in True Romance. Chris Tucker in Friday. Keanu Reeves in life. He’s holed up in his hotel room in London. When I connect with him by phone, I say, “Hello?” All I hear on t...

    With a No. 1 album and a starring role in the critically acclaimed film ‘Dope,’ the man formerly known Rakim Mayers is on top of the world. If only he could get his coco bread.

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 14:  A man uses 'Siri' on the new iPhone 4S after being one of the first customers in the Apple store in Covent Garden on October 14, 2011 in London, England. The widely anticipated new mobile phone from Apple has seen customers queue in cities around the world for hours to be amongst the first to buy the device.    (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

    Ask Siri What Zero Divided By Zero Is

    Ask Siri What Zero Divided By Zero Is

    Siri has always been too clever by half, yet with the new iOS 8, your iPhone’s operating system received a significant comedy upgrade.And Twitter caught on to the virtual assistant’s chicanery Monday night.If you ask Siri the following: “What’s ze...

    The Twitterverse lost their marbles Monday night over a fabulous in-joke from the tech wizards at Apple. Feel the burn.

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    Lil' Kim performs during the 2015 BET Awards in Los Angeles, California, June 28, 2015.

    The BET Awards Outshines the Grammys

    The BET Awards Outshines the Grammys

    Sunday night saw this year’s BET Awards broadcast, and bless us all every one, they were exactly what you’d expect of them.Beyoncé won video of the year, video director of the year, and R&B/pop vocalist for “7/11”, despite the fact that Beyonc...

    The BET Awards is over-the-top, messy, and must-see TV. And the snooze-worthy Grammys has plenty to learn from its more fun and youthful competition.

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    FILE -- Rapper ASAP Rocky in New York, Sept. 8, 2011. Rocky's mixtape "Live Love ASAP" was released this year. (Chad Batka/The New York Times) -- PHOTO MOVED IN ADVANCE AND NOT FOR USE - ONLINE OR IN PRINT - BEFORE DEC. 18, 2011.

    A$AP Rocky Is High as F*ck

    A$AP Rocky Is High as F*ck

    A$AP Rocky is very high. We’re talking Jim Breuer in Half Baked. Brad Pitt in True Romance. Chris Tucker in Friday. Keanu Reeves in life. He’s holed up in his hotel room in London. When I connect with him by phone, I say, “Hello?” All I hear on t...

    With a No. 1 album and a starring role in the critically acclaimed film ‘Dope,’ the man formerly known Rakim Mayers is on top of the world. If only he could get his coco bread.

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    World News

    Spies Warned Feds About Mega-Hack Danger

    Spies Warned Feds About Mega-Hack Danger

    Five years ago, U.S. officials refused to merge a database containing classified personnel records of intelligence-agency employees with another run by the Office of Personnel Management, fearing that if the two systems were linked, it could expos...

    U.S. intelligence agencies initially refused to share data with the now-infamously insecure OPM. Then the spies apparently handed over their files anyway.

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    Canadian Killer Gets a Dating Profile

    Canadian Killer Gets a Dating Profile

    Luka Magnotta is searching for that special someone.The man known as “the Cannibal Killer” posted a profile on a dating website connecting Canadian inmates with potential companions.Magnotta’s wish list stipulates the murder’s suitor must be a “si...

    ‘Cannibal Killer’ Luka Magnotta is looking for love online, while serving a life sentence for the grisly murder of his previous lover. Yikes.

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    An army soldier stands near a building destroyed during recent fighting between the army and al Qaeda-linked militants in the southern Yemeni city of Zinjibar June 21, 2012.

    Another Nice Mess the Saudis Got Us Into

    Another Nice Mess the Saudis Got Us Into

    If the results of U.S. policy missteps in the Middle East weren’t so tragic, you could easily run them as a series of Laurel and Hardy episodes. You remember those escapades where the thin and ever timid Stan Laurel and the large and always confid...

    Washington is getting sucked deeper and deeper into the Yemen war, and there is no upside to its involvement.

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    A tourist sits near flowers placed at the beachside of the Imperial Marhaba resort, which was attacked by a gunman in Sousse, Tunisia, June 28, 2015. Hundreds of armed police patrolled the streets of Tunisia's beach resorts on Sunday and the government said it will deploy hundreds more inside hotels after the Islamist militant attack in Sousse that killed 39 foreigners, mostly Britons.

    Britain’s Agony and Anger Over Massacre

    Britain’s Agony and Anger Over Massacre

    LONDON — While blood still seeped into the sand on Tunisia’s Mediterranean coast, one young couple who narrowly escaped the terrorist’s hail of bullets set out to prove that love cannot be defeated by hatred.Ben Wilton, 26, grabbed his girlfriend ...

    Thirty or more of the victims slaughtered by a jihadi on the beach at Sousse were British citizens. As counterterror measures are stepped up, the mourning has just begun.

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    Canadian Killer Gets a Dating Profile

    Canadian Killer Gets a Dating Profile

    Luka Magnotta is searching for that special someone.The man known as “the Cannibal Killer” posted a profile on a dating website connecting Canadian inmates with potential companions.Magnotta’s wish list stipulates the murder’s suitor must be a “si...

    ‘Cannibal Killer’ Luka Magnotta is looking for love online, while serving a life sentence for the grisly murder of his previous lover. Yikes.

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    Foreign fighters who joined the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) to fight in their ranks against jihadists and Islamist rebels in northeastern Syria take part in a training session on April 30, 2015 in the south-west Syrian region of Ras al-Ain, close to the Turkish border.    AFP PHOTO / UYGAR ONDER SIMSEK        (Photo credit should read UYGAR ONDER SIMSEK/AFP/Getty Images)

    ISIS Strikes Back

    ISIS Strikes Back

    ISIS last week committed one of the worst massacre of civilians since its so-called “caliphate” was established a year ago. Around 30 jihadists infiltrated the Syrian border town of Kobani, set off car bombs and waged gunfire attacks, killing at l...

    After losing all week to Arab rebels and Kurds, the terror army is cleverly trying to turn its enemies against each other.

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    Turkey to Invade Syria to Stop Kurds

    Turkey to Invade Syria to Stop Kurds

    ISTANBUL — Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is planning a military intervention into northern Syria to prevent Syrian Kurds from forming their own state there, despite concerns among his own generals and possible criticism from Washington a...

    The Turkish military is not enthusiastic and Washington may have its doubts, but President Erdogan appears determined to set up a buffer zone.

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    How Kim Kardashian Liberated Armenia

    How Kim Kardashian Liberated Armenia

    YEREVAN, Armenia — The streetlight on Baghramyan Prospect went off after midnight. Loud whistling and shouting could be heard as the crowd of several thousand protesters faded into blackness. It seemed oddly appropriate for a protest that began ov...

    There were many factors and underlying causes, but the reality TV star’s visit in April helped shake the country awake.

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    Foreign fighters who joined the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) to fight in their ranks against jihadists and Islamist rebels in northeastern Syria take part in a training session on April 30, 2015 in the south-west Syrian region of Ras al-Ain, close to the Turkish border.    AFP PHOTO / UYGAR ONDER SIMSEK        (Photo credit should read UYGAR ONDER SIMSEK/AFP/Getty Images)

    ISIS Strikes Back

    ISIS Strikes Back

    ISIS last week committed one of the worst massacre of civilians since its so-called “caliphate” was established a year ago. Around 30 jihadists infiltrated the Syrian border town of Kobani, set off car bombs and waged gunfire attacks, killing at l...

    After losing all week to Arab rebels and Kurds, the terror army is cleverly trying to turn its enemies against each other.

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    U.S. News

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    Professor Fired For Lame PG-13 Jokes

    Professor Fired For Lame PG-13 Jokes

    This time, Louisiana State University associate professor Teresa Buchanan has been fired for sexual harassment and creating a “hostile learning environment.” The problem? Lame, PG-13 sex jokes.The faculty committee reviewing the case found that th...

    Teresa Buchanan was fired from the university where she has worked for 20 years for making PG-13 jokes.

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    Richard Matt, 48, is pictured in this undated handout photo obtained by Reuters June 6, 2015. Matt is one of two convicted murderers have escaped a maximum security prison in New York state near the Canadian border and were the subject of a manhunt on Saturday, U.S. police said. REUTERS/New York State Police/Handout via Reuters

    Richard Matt Was an FBI Snitch

    Richard Matt Was an FBI Snitch

    Long before Richard Matt was felled by a border patrolman Friday night, the fugitive killer was apparently a snitch for the feds—helping them catch a greedy embezzler who, according to Matt, was plotting to kill his heiress wife.Matt, a career cri...

    Long before the sociopathic fugitive was shot and killed by a border patrolman, he worked with the feds to inform on a fellow inmate.

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    Election Reform Ruling a Big F-ing Deal

    Election Reform Ruling a Big F-ing Deal

    This, in the words of Joe Biden, is a big fucking deal.The Supreme Court’s vote on marriage equality and its refusal to gut health-care reform justly got the banner headlines over the last few days. But a less-publicized case on Arizona’s independ...

    In a serious blow to the forces of polarization, paralysis, and hyper-partisanship, the court ruled 5-4 that Arizona’s independent redistricting commission is constitutional.

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    Professor Fired For Lame PG-13 Jokes

    Professor Fired For Lame PG-13 Jokes

    This time, Louisiana State University associate professor Teresa Buchanan has been fired for sexual harassment and creating a “hostile learning environment.” The problem? Lame, PG-13 sex jokes.The faculty committee reviewing the case found that th...

    Teresa Buchanan was fired from the university where she has worked for 20 years for making PG-13 jokes.

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    Ultra-Orthodox Jews Debate a Female $10

    Ultra-Orthodox Jews Debate a Female $10

    Ultra-Orthodox Jews are wondering what sects that forbid displaying images of women are to do once a woman unseats Alexander Hamilton on the $10 bill.Haredim are Orthodox Jews who follow a very strict interpretation of Biblical laws and reject muc...

    A sect that opposes showing female images debates what happens when dollars include women.

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    Dillon Bracken attends the Burning Man 2014 "Caravansary" arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, August 30, 2014. Over 65,000 people from all over the world have gathered at the sold out festival to spend a week in the remote desert cut off from much of the outside world to experience art, music and the unique community that develops. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY) FOR USE WITH BURNING MAN RELATED REPORTING ONLY. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. NO THIRD PARTY SALES. NOT FOR USE BY REUTERS THIRD PARTY DISTRIBUTORS - RTR44DVK

    Harry Reid & Burning Man Vs. Toilets

    Harry Reid & Burning Man Vs. Toilets

    The Bureau of Land Management is under fire for asking a bunch of rich hippies for air conditioning and some flushing toilets.Bohemian arts bacchanalia Burning Man has become an annual pilgrimage of people looking to get wasted and wild—especially...

    The billionaire’s newest faux anarchy playground is bashing the Bureau of Land Management for requesting bare necessities in harsh desert.

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    Tech + Health

    Paleos and Vegans Unite for ‘Pegan’ Diet

    Paleos and Vegans Unite for ‘Pegan’ Diet

    By Carey Rossi for Life by DailyBurn If you thought meat-loving paleo folks couldn’t have less in common with vegans, it may be hard to believe the latest trend catching the eye of nutritionists and high profile doctors nationwide. Yes, the pegan ...

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    Male Contraception

    The Best Way to Stop Men Making Babies

    The Best Way to Stop Men Making Babies

    The Affordable Care Act (ACA) survived another round at the highest court in the land last week.It was one of the many battles that have been fought over it., but the resounding 6-3 decision in support of the ACA may make it one of the last, at le...

    Contraception may traditionally be seen as women’s responsibility, but it may make more sense—financial included—to focus on men.

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    How the Weather Became Predictable

    Darwin’s Captain Was 1800s’ Al Roker

    Darwin’s Captain Was 1800s’ Al Roker

    Growing up, I was advised that one of the better careers to seek out was that of weatherman—they managed to get plenty wrong and yet keep their jobs.In reality, the modern weather prediction we largely take for granted is pretty reliable, certainl...

    Only in the 19th century did scientists get a grip on weather prediction, and the storms they studied often paled when compared the ferocity of the partisan infighting.

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    We’re Not The Dinos: We’re The Asteroid

    We’re Not The Dinos: We’re The Asteroid

    Extinction is an inevitable consequence of evolution. Environments change, new species arrive and crowd out the old, any number of factors make a formerly successful species unsuccessful. No less an authority than Charles Darwin wrote in The Origi...

    Yes, humans are probably to blame for the Earth’s sixth mass extinction event, which is wiping out species at a rate 53 times greater than normal.

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    Male Contraception

    The Best Way to Stop Men Making Babies

    The Best Way to Stop Men Making Babies

    The Affordable Care Act (ACA) survived another round at the highest court in the land last week.It was one of the many battles that have been fought over it., but the resounding 6-3 decision in support of the ACA may make it one of the last, at le...

    Contraception may traditionally be seen as women’s responsibility, but it may make more sense—financial included—to focus on men.

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    Biologists vs. Engineers

    Biologists vs. Engineers

    In less than a generation, IT has smashed, recast and obliterated entire industries. Now the wunderkinds who brought us the Internet and apps for buying Jimmy Choos are laying siege to health care, eager to shake up this most bloated of industries...

    As IT feverishly vies to disrupt health care—and to hack the human organism—engineers are running up against a mindset that’s planets apart from their own.

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    What’s So Fun About Fake Data?

    What’s So Fun About Fake Data?

    Fake data have been in the news lately. First there was Michael LaCour, the grad student who claimed to have done a study last year on political persuasion and attitudes toward gay rights. No voters were harmed in this nonexistent survey, but LaC...

    From fabricated studies on changing attitudes toward gay rights to stats-skewing by esteemed columnists, we’re awash in fake data. So what’s a reader to do?

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    I Watched 100 Cat Videos for Science

    I Watched 100 Cat Videos for Science

    Grumpy Cat isn’t just an Internet phenomenon, movie star and cause of procrastination across the globe: watching the curmudgeonly kitty and her feline friends can actually benefit your health, according to a new study. As if the hours of entertain...

    A new study says cat videos are good for your mental health. So 100 of them in a row must be even better, right?

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    Biologists vs. Engineers

    Biologists vs. Engineers

    In less than a generation, IT has smashed, recast and obliterated entire industries. Now the wunderkinds who brought us the Internet and apps for buying Jimmy Choos are laying siege to health care, eager to shake up this most bloated of industries...

    As IT feverishly vies to disrupt health care—and to hack the human organism—engineers are running up against a mindset that’s planets apart from their own.

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    BeastStyle

    Miami’s Wild Museum of Sex

    Miami’s Wild Museum of Sex

    MIAMI BEACH, Florida — I’m in a dark room above a Miami Beach nightclub surrounded by penises.No, I’m not at TWIST, the famous South Beach gay club with seven bars, two stories, and one ornately framed portrait of Ricky Martin, although that’s onl...

    Miami’s World Erotic Art Museum is every bit as raunchy as you would hope, with penises, vulvas, and the Kama Sutra carved into a four-poster bed.

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    Philippe Parreno, Danny La Rue, 2013(detail)

    When Creepy Kids Are Part of an Art Show

    When Creepy Kids Are Part of an Art Show

    Her body is limp. Her eyes are void. A tiny girl—about 9 years old—is surrounded by a group of people who stared silently as she tried to understand what was happening around her.Slowly, her head spins almost 180 degrees. Her vacant eyes lock on m...

    H {N}Y P N{Y} OSIS, Philippe Parreno’s latest large-scale exhibition, is as mystifying as it is memorable.

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    The Molecular Music Written In DNA

    The Molecular Music Written In DNA

    On a recent Friday in London, an audience was bathed in music—and not in a metaphorical sense.UK-based artist Charlotte Jarvis, in collaboration with the biochemist Dr. Nick Goldman, encoded a new musical composition by the Kreutzer Quartet into D...

    An artist suspended the ‘musical DNA’ of a Kreutzer Quartet composition into soap bubbles.

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    Carole Middleton, mother of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, waves as she travels with Britain?s Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall to Buckingham Palace in a Semi-State Landau, along the Procession Route, after the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton in Westminster Abbey, in central London April 29, 2011.   (ROYAL WEDDING/ PROCESSION) REUTERS/Phil Noble (BRITAIN  - Tags: ROYALS ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY)   - RTR2LR8W

    The Rise of Kate Middleton’s Mom

    The Rise of Kate Middleton’s Mom

    With her grandson perched on her shoulders as they wandered around a local petting zoo, Carole Middleton looked just like any other doting grandparent on a day out with her grandson. Except, of course, she isn’t. For the bald fact is that Carole M...

    As grandma to the future royal king, Carole Middleton is one of the most trusted intimates in Kate and William’s circle.

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    When Creepy Kids Are Part of an Art Show

    When Creepy Kids Are Part of an Art Show

    Her body is limp. Her eyes are void. A tiny girl—about 9 years old—is surrounded by a group of people who stared silently as she tried to understand what was happening around her.Slowly, her head spins almost 180 degrees. Her vacant eyes lock on m...

    H {N}Y P N{Y} OSIS, Philippe Parreno’s latest large-scale exhibition, is as mystifying as it is memorable.

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    THE AVENGERS DIANA RIGG, PATRICK MACNEE AVG 083

    ‘Pat’ Macnee: Bookie, Actor, Nudist, Spy

    ‘Pat’ Macnee: Bookie, Actor, Nudist, Spy

    Patrick Macnee created one of the greatest characters in television history in his role as the secret agent John Steed in The Avengers, which wove together classic English eccentricity, the Swinging Sixties, high camp and surrealism. He died on Ju...

    He’s best known for playing John Steed in ‘The Avengers,’ but the oh-so-English actor had a more interesting life than you can imagine.

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    Chefs of the sushi restaurant chain Sushi Zanmai hold a freshly cut piece of a blue fin tuna at the chain's main restaurant at the outer Tsukiji market in Tokyo January 5, 2015. The 180 kg blue fin tuna traded at a price of 4.5 million yen (37,500 USD) and was the most expensive fish at this year's New Year auction at the Tsukiji market, local media reported.   REUTERS/Thomas Peter (JAPAN - Tags: BUSINESS ANIMALS FOOD SOCIETY) - RTR4K2P2

    Inside Tokyo’s Amazing Temple Of Fish

    Inside Tokyo’s Amazing Temple Of Fish

    Hiroyuki Hirai has been here for 50 years, each day much the same as the last. He smells strongly of saltwater and cheap soap. His face is friendly and flat as a beaten coin.He chuckles a lot, especially at his own jokes, and his smile animates th...

    It’s a vivid scene of blood, guts, and expertise—even tuna is cut according to a ‘conversation.’ What would be lost if Tsukiji fish market was moved to a climate-controlled distribut...

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    Max's Kansas City Part II

    Where Punks Always Got the Best Table

    Where Punks Always Got the Best Table

    ‘Same As It Ever Was, Same As It Ever Was,’ a lyric by the Talking Heads, former regulars at Max’s Kansas City, caught the mood at the Bowery Electric during their celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of that long-defunct club.Max’s was on Park...

    First it was the art-world hangout. Then the Punks descended. And Max’s Kansas City story isn’t over.

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    ‘Pat’ Macnee: Bookie, Actor, Nudist, Spy

    ‘Pat’ Macnee: Bookie, Actor, Nudist, Spy

    Patrick Macnee created one of the greatest characters in television history in his role as the secret agent John Steed in The Avengers, which wove together classic English eccentricity, the Swinging Sixties, high camp and surrealism. He died on Ju...

    He’s best known for playing John Steed in ‘The Avengers,’ but the oh-so-English actor had a more interesting life than you can imagine.

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    Books

    Blame Jefferson for the Confederate Flag

    Blame Jefferson for the Confederate Flag

    As the call to remove the Confederate flag from its official position in states across the South gathers momentum, the question that remains is, How far should this process go?New York Times columnist David Brooks has responded to that question by...

    The Confederate flag debate has lately included the problematical Robert E. Lee. But Lee is not our real problem regarding slavery’s legacy. Thomas Jefferson is.

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    • The Week’s Best Longreads

      The Week’s Best Longreads

      Many thanks to our friends at Longreads who inspire us every week.‘They Ask for Equal Dignity in the Eyes of the Law’ By Justice Anthony Kennedy, The Supreme Court of the United States Read Justice Kennedy’s historic and moving ruling that states ...

      Marriage equality, hostage negotiations, and the Internet sleuths. The Daily Beast picks the best journalism from around the Web this week.

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    Congress: It’s Time to Legalize Drugs

    Congress: It’s Time to Legalize Drugs

    Let me come right our and say what you won’t tell the American people. The War on Drugs is unwinnable. It was unwinnable for Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush, Clinton, Bush, and now Obama. At forty-four years, it’s America’s longest war and t...

    Bestselling author Don Winslow, whose new novel ‘The Cartel’ is now available, on how the only way to win the trillion-dollar War on Drugs is to stop fighting. This piece is also run...

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    Remains of a burned-out U.S. helicopter lies in front of abandoned chopper in the eastern desert region of Iran, April 27,1980, one day after an abortive American commando raid to free the U.S. Embassy hostages. (AP Photo)

    A Husband’s Death And Hostages’ Freedom

    A Husband’s Death And Hostages’ Freedom

    Editor’s note: On April 24, 1980, the United States mounted a risky rescue attempt of American diplomats being held hostage by Iran—Operation Eagle Claw. It failed horribly, leaving eight U.S. servicemen and one Iranian civilian dead. It also help...

    The widow of an American engineer who died trying to save hostages being held by Iran finally finds some peace with their release.

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    She Paved the Way for Helen Keller

    She Paved the Way for Helen Keller

    The last week of June is annually designated as Helen Keller Deaf-Blind Awareness Week, as decreed in 1984 by President Ronald Reagan to coincide with the anniversary of Helen Keller’s birth on June 27, 1880.The emphasis of this national campaign,...

    In the 19th century, Helen Keller was just ‘the second Laura Bridgman,’ a blind-deaf pioneer called the most famous woman alive after Queen Victoria.

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    Congress: It’s Time to Legalize Drugs

    Congress: It’s Time to Legalize Drugs

    Let me come right our and say what you won’t tell the American people. The War on Drugs is unwinnable. It was unwinnable for Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush, Clinton, Bush, and now Obama. At forty-four years, it’s America’s longest war and t...

    Bestselling author Don Winslow, whose new novel ‘The Cartel’ is now available, on how the only way to win the trillion-dollar War on Drugs is to stop fighting. This piece is also run...

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    Jerry Garcia of The Grateful Dead performs on stage at the Tivoli Concert Hall in April 1972 in Copenhagen, Denmark. (Photo by Gijsbert Hanekroot/Redferns)

    How the Grateful Dead Became Immortal

    How the Grateful Dead Became Immortal

    On July 9, 1995 at Soldier Field in Chicago, the Grateful Dead performed for the last time with Jerry Garcia, their extraordinarily talented lead guitarist and songwriter who died the following month at the age of 53. Twenty years later, the Dead ...

    Over the 4th of July weekend, the Grateful Dead culminate 50 years of performing with a series of final concerts. Here’s a great portrait of the band in its heyday.

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    Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
Directed by David Yates
Shown: Daniel Radcliffe (as Harry Potter)

    Harry Potter’s Sex and Drugs Years?

    Harry Potter’s Sex and Drugs Years?

    LONDON — A decade after J.K. Rowling completed the final Harry Potter book, the world’s favorite wizard will return to action next summer.Muggles desperate for another glimpse into the wizarding world will have to travel to London to find out what...

    Harry Potter is back. J.K. Rowling announced that the next installment of Harry’s story will appear on stage in London next year.

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    Excerpt From Her Memoir, ‘Getting Real’

    How a Fox News Host Handled Sex Assault

    How a Fox News Host Handled Sex Assault

    Gretchen Carlson was crowned Miss America in 1989. In an excerpt from her new book, Getting Real, the Fox News host describes what it felt like to crown the next winner, Debbye Lynn Turner, and how being Miss America opened doors. She also discuss...

    In her new memoir, Fox News host Gretchen Carlson talks about life post-Miss America, the importance of mentoring, and the scourge of sexual harassment.

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    Jerry Garcia of The Grateful Dead performs on stage at the Tivoli Concert Hall in April 1972 in Copenhagen, Denmark. (Photo by Gijsbert Hanekroot/Redferns)

    How the Grateful Dead Became Immortal

    How the Grateful Dead Became Immortal

    On July 9, 1995 at Soldier Field in Chicago, the Grateful Dead performed for the last time with Jerry Garcia, their extraordinarily talented lead guitarist and songwriter who died the following month at the age of 53. Twenty years later, the Dead ...

    Over the 4th of July weekend, the Grateful Dead culminate 50 years of performing with a series of final concerts. Here’s a great portrait of the band in its heyday.

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