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    Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks with her husband former U.S. President Bill Clinton at the 37th Harkin Steak Fry in Indianola, Iowa September 14, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Young (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS) - RTR4677A

    Is the NY Times at War With Hillary?

    Is the NY Times at War With Hillary?

    Does The New York Times harbor an institutional bias against the Clintons, prompting the country’s most influential newspaper to accentuate the negative and minimize the positive in portraying one of America’s more powerful political families?Of c...

    Clinton loyalists say the paper of record harbors a vendetta against the political family. The Times says that’s pure paranoia.

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    Residents, who marched from west Baltimore to City Hall, shout "Black Lives Matter" while protesting the death of Freddie Gray, in Baltimore, Maryland April 30, 2015. A Baltimore police report on the death of a black man who suffered spinal injuries while in custody was handed over on Thursday to the city's chief prosecutor, who must decide whether to bring charges against six officers involved in the man's arrest.  REUTERS/Adrees Latif      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX1B1HA

    Black Lives Matter’s Big Mistake

    Black Lives Matter’s Big Mistake

    To the surprise of many within the Democratic establishment, the Black Lives Matter movement rebuffed the Democratic National Committee’s resolution in support of the movement via a terse message posted to the group’s official Facebook page on Mon...

    The movement rebuffed a statement of support from the Democrats. Yeah, the DNC is the man. But this was an olive branch. Take it.

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    Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton tours the geothermal system during a visit to the LEED Platinum certified DART Central Station in Des Moines, Iowa July 27, 2015.    REUTERS/Scott Morgan - RTX1M0RD

    Hey, Hillary: Time for a Reboot

    Hey, Hillary: Time for a Reboot

    So now it’s almost fall, and now, thanks to the most recent State email release, we know that Hillary Clinton apparently still believes in appointment TV (she wanted to know what time The Good Wife and Parks and Recreation were on) and that Lanny ...

    Yes, the media is exaggerating Clinton’s troubles. But that doesn’t mean she needs a real shift in strategy.

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    Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks with her husband former U.S. President Bill Clinton at the 37th Harkin Steak Fry in Indianola, Iowa September 14, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Young (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS) - RTR4677A

    Is the NY Times at War With Hillary?

    Is the NY Times at War With Hillary?

    Does The New York Times harbor an institutional bias against the Clintons, prompting the country’s most influential newspaper to accentuate the negative and minimize the positive in portraying one of America’s more powerful political families?Of c...

    Clinton loyalists say the paper of record harbors a vendetta against the political family. The Times says that’s pure paranoia.

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    A demonstrator holds a sign reading "John Doe for President" outside a campaign stop by U.S. Republican presidential candidate and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker at One Mile West restaurant in Sunapee, New Hampshire August 20, 2015.   REUTERS/Brian Snyder - RTX1OZWN

    Scott Walker Is a ‘Yes’ Man

    Scott Walker Is a ‘Yes’ Man

    Scott Walker just can’t say no. And he might talk his way out of the presidency.There’s a funny thing about the former Republican presidential frontrunner: The governor has a curious verbal tic—well known among some Walker watchers but largely ign...

    The Wisconsin governor may say yes to everything, but he doesn’t always mean it.

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    U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump answers a question at a news conference before a campaign rally in Hampton, New Hampshire August 14, 2015.   REUTERS/Brian Snyder - RTX1OC7E

    The Trump GIF Roundup You Needed

    The Trump GIF Roundup You Needed

    Whether you really think The Donald is going to “Make America Great Again” or you are just happy to sit on the sidelines and watch the battle for the future of our nation unravel like a bad Saturday Night Live skit, you have to hand it to Trump fo...

    A selection of Donald Trump GIFs that are (almost) as animated as he is.

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    Entertainment

    Did Dr. Dre Discover Burning Man?

    Did Dr. Dre Discover Burning Man?

    For a festival conceived as a Dadaist temporary autonomous zone—or to non-owners of The Anarchist Cookbook, a hippie-dippy non-hierarchical community devoid of structures of control—Burning Man has become a very costly endeavor; an ayahuasca-soake...

    For years, fans have shared a viral letter allegedly penned by Dr. Dre about how he stumbled upon Burning Man while scouting locations for the “California Love” music video.

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 05: Idris Elba attends the Royal film performance of "Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom" at The Odeon Leicester Square on December 5, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)

    Idris Elba Is Not Too ‘Street’ for Bond

    Idris Elba Is Not Too ‘Street’ for Bond

    Today in What Kind of Fuckery Is This, the author of an upcoming James Bond book, Anthony Horowitz, came under fire for shooting down the possibility of fan favorite Idris Elba as Bond, saying Elba was “too street” to play the superspy. Horowitz h...

    The author of an upcoming James Bond book thinks Elba is too ‘street’ (read: black) to play the legendary superspy. Here’s why he’s wrong.

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    Inside the VMAs’ Douchiest Afterparty

    Inside the VMAs’ Douchiest Afterparty

    Somewhere in Los Angeles, someone is cleaning up Miley Cyrus’s mess.The floor of the Microsoft Theater is covered in confetti, mylar jellyfish and body glitter after Sunday night’s Video Music Awards. Cyrus threw a good party for the cameras and n...

    VMA-nominated director Josh Forbes on his day of glitz, madness, and disappointment—and Justin Bieber’s tabletop antics at a decadent afterparty.

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    D.C.’s Minister: Guns Must Go

    D.C.’s Minister: Guns Must Go

    “Then Jesus said to him, ‘Put your sword back into its place; for all those who take up the sword shall perish by the sword.’” (Matthew 26:52) Last week, anyone with a television or Web-enabled device could have viewed a double murder by handgun...

    Rev. Rob Schenck is an evangelical minister to top government officials in Washington, D.C., and the subject of the documentary ‘The Armor of Light.’ Here, he writes about why Christ...

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 05: Idris Elba attends the Royal film performance of "Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom" at The Odeon Leicester Square on December 5, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)

    Idris Elba Is Not Too ‘Street’ for Bond

    Idris Elba Is Not Too ‘Street’ for Bond

    Today in What Kind of Fuckery Is This, the author of an upcoming James Bond book, Anthony Horowitz, came under fire for shooting down the possibility of fan favorite Idris Elba as Bond, saying Elba was “too street” to play the superspy. Horowitz h...

    The author of an upcoming James Bond book thinks Elba is too ‘street’ (read: black) to play the legendary superspy. Here’s why he’s wrong.

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    The Wrestlemania of Crime

    The Wrestlemania of Crime

    Even for a sport with fictional back stories and sensational sagas, , it’s been a week of unscripted lunacy and violence involving WWE fans and wrestlers alike:• WWE legend Jimmy Snuka (“Superfly”) was arrested on Tuesday and charged with third-de...

    From murder charges to Hitler Instagrams, it’s been a violent week for the WWE and its fans.

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    Michael Fassbender Is ‘Macbeth’

    Michael Fassbender Is ‘Macbeth’

    The Scottish Play gets a new adaptation, also starring Marion Cotillard as Lady Macbeth.

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    Hear an Unreleased Erroll Garner Track

    Hear an Unreleased Erroll Garner Track

    At just 5-foot-2, jazz legend Erroll Garner used to stack phone books on his piano bench to properly reach the keys. But that didn’t stop him from making a name for himself as one of the genre’s greats, crafting tunes that would become standards—a...

    Jazz legend has new live album coming out.

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    The Wrestlemania of Crime

    The Wrestlemania of Crime

    Even for a sport with fictional back stories and sensational sagas, , it’s been a week of unscripted lunacy and violence involving WWE fans and wrestlers alike:• WWE legend Jimmy Snuka (“Superfly”) was arrested on Tuesday and charged with third-de...

    From murder charges to Hitler Instagrams, it’s been a violent week for the WWE and its fans.

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    World News

    Pope Francis conducts a mass before presenting palliums to Archbishops in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican June 29, 2015.  REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi
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    Pope Tells Priests to Forgive Abortion

    Pope Tells Priests to Forgive Abortion

    VATICAN CITY — Just when you think Pope Francis has nothing left up the sleeve of his cassock, he does it again. This time, the popular pontiff has announced that during the Holy Jubilee year beginning this December 8, priests will have the discre...

    The new pronouncement is only good for the upcoming Jubilee Year, but during that time any priest can offer forgiveness for abortion without the approval of higher prelates.

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    Commandos vs Iran

    U.S. Commandos’ Shadow War vs. Iran

    U.S. Commandos’ Shadow War vs. Iran

    It was July 25, 2004. Violence was escalating in Iraq, the Taliban were reasserting themselves in Afghanistan, and Joint Special Operations Command—the U.S. military’s cadre of elite special operations forces—was already deploying operators to the...

    The U.S. military’s cadre of elite special operations forces has spent the last 14 years taking on terrorists—and finding Iran’s hand pulling the jihadi strings.

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    Yekaterinburg, Russia. 20th June, 2014. An image of the Shigir Idol, the most ancient wooden sculpture, at the Sverdlovsk Regional Museum of Local Lore. The idol was discovered on January 24, 1890 at a depth of 4 meters in the peat bog of Shigir, on the e

    The Idol 3 Times as Old as the Pyramids

    The Idol 3 Times as Old as the Pyramids

    An enigmatic wooden idol that has puzzled archaeologists since it was unearthed in a Siberian bog 125 years ago revealed a little more about itself last week.New carbon dating has indicated that the 9-foot-tall sculpture is much older than previou...

    New carbon dating places Siberia’s Shigir Idol at 11,000 years old, more than three times as old as Stonehenge and the Pyramids—but scientists are still puzzling over its secret symb...

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    U.S. Army General David Petraeus (L), the top commander of U.S. forces in Iraq, testifies on the war in Iraq as U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker (R) rubs his eyes near the end of a joint hearing of the U.S. House Armed Services Committee and the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, September 10, 2007. Petraeus and Crocker testified for more than 6 hours in front of the committee.

    Petraeus: Use Al Qaeda to Fight ISIS

    Petraeus: Use Al Qaeda to Fight ISIS

    Members of al Qaeda’s branch in Syria have a surprising advocate in the corridors of American power: retired Army general and former CIA Director David Petraeus.The former commander of U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan has been quietly urging U....

    To take down the so-called Islamic State in Syria, the influential former head of the CIA wants to co-opt jihadists from America’s arch foe.

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    Commandos vs Iran

    U.S. Commandos’ Shadow War vs. Iran

    U.S. Commandos’ Shadow War vs. Iran

    It was July 25, 2004. Violence was escalating in Iraq, the Taliban were reasserting themselves in Afghanistan, and Joint Special Operations Command—the U.S. military’s cadre of elite special operations forces—was already deploying operators to the...

    The U.S. military’s cadre of elite special operations forces has spent the last 14 years taking on terrorists—and finding Iran’s hand pulling the jihadi strings.

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    Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) sits next to former boxer Natalia Ragozina (Natascha Ragosina) as they attend an international combat sambo tournament in Sochi, Russia, August 29, 2015. Picture taken August 29, 2015.

    Is Putin Dating This Knockout Boxer?

    Is Putin Dating This Knockout Boxer?

    The Russian Internet is abuzz with rumors that a famous female boxer is Vladimir Putin’s new girlfriend after the two were seen together last week.Natalia “Sledgehammer” Ragozina is a 39-year-old blonde who won all major female super middleweight ...

    Natalia ‘Sledgehammer’ Ragozina has been spotted with the Russian leader—and she shares his penchant for getting physical.

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    Demonstrators, who are against a constitutional amendment on decentralization, clash with police outside the parliament building in Kiev, Ukraine, August 31, 2015. Several police and members of the Ukrainian national guard were injured on Monday when a grenade was thrown from a crowd of nationalist protesters demonstrating outside parliament in Kiev against a draft law to give special status to separatist regions, police said.

    A Split Ukraine, and Kiev Bleeds Again

    A Split Ukraine, and Kiev Bleeds Again

    Violence, blood, riots, and the rhetoric of betrayal returned to the heart of Ukraine on Monday.Early in the day, activists from the right-wing opposition, random citizens, far-right Svoboda party members, and Right Sector militants blocked the st...

    Outside, a bomb thrown from a right-wing mob leaves a riot cop dead and dozens severely injured. Inside, a bitter parliament cries treachery, but votes to approve the Minsk ceasefire.

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    On Europe’s Highway to Hell

    On Europe’s Highway to Hell

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

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

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    Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) sits next to former boxer Natalia Ragozina (Natascha Ragosina) as they attend an international combat sambo tournament in Sochi, Russia, August 29, 2015. Picture taken August 29, 2015.

    Is Putin Dating This Knockout Boxer?

    Is Putin Dating This Knockout Boxer?

    The Russian Internet is abuzz with rumors that a famous female boxer is Vladimir Putin’s new girlfriend after the two were seen together last week.Natalia “Sledgehammer” Ragozina is a 39-year-old blonde who won all major female super middleweight ...

    Natalia ‘Sledgehammer’ Ragozina has been spotted with the Russian leader—and she shares his penchant for getting physical.

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    U.S. News

    Buy a Confederate Flag From a Black Guy

    Buy a Confederate Flag From a Black Guy

    There’s been controversy and even tears of rage as the U.S. has moved to abandon what many recognize as a symbol of hatred and division in our culture. As the Confederate flag is removed from statehouses and stores, there are those who continue to...

    ‘If the Confederate Flag was a symbol of racism, could you buy one from a black guy?’

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    A supporter of Fox Lake Police Lieutenant Charles Joseph Gliniewicz stands on the side of the road in memory of the slain police officer in Fox Lake, Illinois, United States, September 1, 2015. Police with dogs and helicopters are searching woods and swampy areas north of Chicago for three armed suspects after a police officer was shot dead on Tuesday in the suburb of Fox Lake, a local law enforcement official said.  REUTERS/Jim Young   - RTX1QNYE

    Manhunt for a Cop’s Killers

    Manhunt for a Cop’s Killers

    For the seventh time in a month, a police officer had been shot to death.The latest was 52-year-old Lieutenant Charles Joseph Gliniewicz of the Fox Lake Police Department in Illinois, who had radioed that he was engaging in a foot pursuit in respo...

    A suburban Illinois town was locked down after a 30-year police veteran was found mortally wounded—just the latest officer shot down in a month of gun insanity.

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    L.A. Pot Dispensary Goes Up in Smoke After Recent Arson Attack

    100 Firefighters vs. Pot Dispensary Fire

    100 Firefighters vs. Pot Dispensary Fire

    LOS ANGELES — A 4,600-square-foot medical marijuana dispensary caught fire early Tuesday morning, weeks after a neighbor said someone tried to light the building on fire.More than 100 firefighters battled a blaze at the LA Mart Collective that an ...

    A neighbor says surveillance video caught a man throwing an incendiary device at the LA Mart Collective three weeks before it caught fire Tuesday morning.

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    Buy a Confederate Flag From a Black Guy

    Buy a Confederate Flag From a Black Guy

    There’s been controversy and even tears of rage as the U.S. has moved to abandon what many recognize as a symbol of hatred and division in our culture. As the Confederate flag is removed from statehouses and stores, there are those who continue to...

    ‘If the Confederate Flag was a symbol of racism, could you buy one from a black guy?’

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    The Wrestlemania of Crime

    The Wrestlemania of Crime

    Even for a sport with fictional back stories and sensational sagas, , it’s been a week of unscripted lunacy and violence involving WWE fans and wrestlers alike:• WWE legend Jimmy Snuka (“Superfly”) was arrested on Tuesday and charged with third-de...

    From murder charges to Hitler Instagrams, it’s been a violent week for the WWE and its fans.

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    Attorney Jon Loevy, left, with his client Thaddeus Jimenez, who was arrested at 13 only to be exonerated after serving 16 years in prison, speak to the media at the Dirksen U.S. Courthouse in Chicago, Illinois, Tuesday, January 24, 2012. Jimenez was awarded $25 million.

    Wrongful Conviction to ‘Gang Kingpin’

    Wrongful Conviction to ‘Gang Kingpin’

    Thaddeus Jimenez was 13 when he was convicted of a murder he did not commit.He served 16 harrowing years of a 45-year prison term before he was exonerated.He won a record $25 million in a wrongful-conviction suit against the City of Chicago and th...

    Thaddeus Jimenez was just 13 when he was jailed for a murder he didn’t commit, and Chicago paid him $25 million for the error. But cops say he’s now using the money to recruit for a ...

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    Tech + Health

    Can a Blood Test Predict Suicide?

    Can a Blood Test Predict Suicide?

    Every year, twice as many people kill themselves than are murdered in the United States. A contributing factor to the annual suicide death rate of more than 40,000 is that even trained professionals have difficulty figuring out when people have re...

    Researchers have found blood biomarkers to help them assess suicide risk, but some say the implications for future mental illness treatment are overhyped.

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    Your Heart Is Aging Faster Than You

    Your Heart Is Aging Faster Than You

    A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Tuesday revealed 69 million Americans aged 30-74 to have a heart age five years older than their actual age—a number that puts them at significantly higher risk of heart att...

    A new report says 69 million Americans’ hearts are outpacing them when it comes to aging, putting them at risk for heart disease and stroke.

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    Pope Francis conducts a mass before presenting palliums to Archbishops in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican June 29, 2015.  REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi
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    Pope Tells Priests to Forgive Abortion

    Pope Tells Priests to Forgive Abortion

    VATICAN CITY — Just when you think Pope Francis has nothing left up the sleeve of his cassock, he does it again. This time, the popular pontiff has announced that during the Holy Jubilee year beginning this December 8, priests will have the discre...

    The new pronouncement is only good for the upcoming Jubilee Year, but during that time any priest can offer forgiveness for abortion without the approval of higher prelates.

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    A Fulton Hotshot lights a controlled burn on the so-called "Rough Fire" in the Sequoia National Forest, California, August 21, 2015. In California, suffering its worst drought on record, about 2,500 people were forced to flee Christian camps east of Fresno at Hume Lake as the so-called Rough Fire crossed Highway 180, officials said. REUTERS/Max Whittaker - RTX1P5RS

    We’re Worse Off Than Ever for El Niño

    We’re Worse Off Than Ever for El Niño

    When you hear about El Niño, perhaps you first think of Chris Farley. Or maybe you lived in southern California in 1997, so you remember the storms, floods, and mudslides. If you’re a scientist, you might think of that remote section of the equato...

    Scientists can predict El Niño events better than ever. But with rapid climate change, less food, and an increasing population, the world is still in trouble.

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    Your Heart Is Aging Faster Than You

    Your Heart Is Aging Faster Than You

    A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Tuesday revealed 69 million Americans aged 30-74 to have a heart age five years older than their actual age—a number that puts them at significantly higher risk of heart att...

    A new report says 69 million Americans’ hearts are outpacing them when it comes to aging, putting them at risk for heart disease and stroke.

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    Doctors’ Most Damaging Hit Piece

    Doctors’ Most Damaging Hit Piece

    Nobody is perfect. To err is human. Everyone makes mistakes.There are plenty of ways of saying the same thing, and there is one very good reason for that: because it is true. Most mistakes that people make are relatively benign, but in my line of ...

    With public opinion of medical professionals at an all-time low, an anonymous essay exposing disturbing doctor behavior may have dealt the final blow.

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    Sudan’s Vaccination Card Black Market

    Sudan’s Vaccination Card Black Market

    KHARTOUM, Sudan — Standing at the junction of two of downtown’s busiest avenues, Ahmed, a slim young man with yellowing teeth and torn drawstring trousers, cuts a shifty figure as he slowly paces around a shopping arcade, steps from the presidenti...

    In Sudan, a yellow fever vaccine costs $25. But for $8, you can get a phony certificate that says you’ve been vaccinated.

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    Game Over for Two-a-Days

    Game Over for Two-a-Days

    Scorching sun. Vomit. The thud of plastic.Football training camps mean pain, which has long been held as a good thing for the guys sweating through this annual rite of passage in the weeks before the season kicks off. And here, in this particular ...

    College football is phasing out two-a-day practices. While that’s good news for players’ health, it obscures a darker side to the modern game.

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    Doctors’ Most Damaging Hit Piece

    Doctors’ Most Damaging Hit Piece

    Nobody is perfect. To err is human. Everyone makes mistakes.There are plenty of ways of saying the same thing, and there is one very good reason for that: because it is true. Most mistakes that people make are relatively benign, but in my line of ...

    With public opinion of medical professionals at an all-time low, an anonymous essay exposing disturbing doctor behavior may have dealt the final blow.

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    Pornhub: Our Scholarship Is Legit

    Pornhub: Our Scholarship Is Legit

    When one Googles “Pornhub” and “college,” a cornucopia of expected illicitness appears at one’s fingertips:“Three HOT & horny college girls invite some guys over for an orgy”“Stunning sorority pledge attends her first orgy”“College Fuck Fest—a...

    The site may traffic in videos of hot coeds, but it wants you to know it really cares about learning—it’s offering a scholarship, and applicants don’t even have to send in porn to win.

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    The Sports Stars Happy to Be Sex Objects

    The Sports Stars Happy to Be Sex Objects

    After de-robing in the locker room for a shamefully brief 30 seconds, Rafael Nadal looks over his bare, perfectly tanned and muscled shoulders—which connect to the bare and perfectly tanned and muscled rest of him—and flashes a naughty smile.He kn...

    Rafael Nadal’s Tommy Hilfiger ad shows him happily baring all, while Serena Williams is celebrated for her athleticism. Sexual objectification in sport seems to be crossing genders.

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    Miley Isn’t Guilty of ‘Whitesplaining’

    Miley Isn’t Guilty of ‘Whitesplaining’

    Moments after publicly patching up a feud with Taylor Swift at last night’s VMA’s, Nicki Minaj started a new one as she closed her acceptance speech for Best Hip-Hop Video with a dig at Miley Cyrus, “this bitch that had a lot to say about me the o...

    Miley Cyrus found herself the target of Nicki Minaj’s ire at the VMAs, but was the vitriol truly deserved?

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    Watch Downton’s Final Season Trailer

    Watch Downton’s Final Season Trailer

    Julian Fellowes, the creator of Downton Abbey, is crafty.He knows how fans will be feeling about the final season of the show, and so has set the first trailer for it to a haunting, weep-on-impact version of “Time to Say Goodbye” by Lauren Aquilin...

    The trailer for the sixth and last season of the show, which starts in the U.K. on Sept. 20, features shuttered windows and empty rooms, set to ‘Time to Say Goodbye.’

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    The Sports Stars Happy to Be Sex Objects

    The Sports Stars Happy to Be Sex Objects

    After de-robing in the locker room for a shamefully brief 30 seconds, Rafael Nadal looks over his bare, perfectly tanned and muscled shoulders—which connect to the bare and perfectly tanned and muscled rest of him—and flashes a naughty smile.He kn...

    Rafael Nadal’s Tommy Hilfiger ad shows him happily baring all, while Serena Williams is celebrated for her athleticism. Sexual objectification in sport seems to be crossing genders.

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    Dillon Bracken (L) and Atalya Stachel dance during 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 TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) 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 - RTR44DT6

    Enjoy Burning Man: Bug, Sand, & STD Free

    Enjoy Burning Man: Bug, Sand, & STD Free

    Burning Man 2015 is well underway, and despite the potential for massive rabbit casualties, the world’s trippiest festival is moving and grooving in 88-degree temps and the occasional blinding wind-and-sand storms. While of course you lament faili...

    Live the adventure vicariously through attendee's colorful Instagram posts.

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    D.C. Discovers How to Party, Snob-Free

    D.C. Discovers How to Party, Snob-Free

    White people are crazy.Let me rephrase: People who dress entirely in white—from head to toe—and schlep white tablecloths, white chairs, and white plates and napkins to the middle of a city to eat cold food with thousands of strangers, also dressed...

    Washington may be known for its rigid social calendar and order, but the mass foodie experience of “Diner en Blanc” showed another side—people of all kinds just chowing down together.

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    (L -R) Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus and Gigi Hadid at the 2015 Video Music Awards

    Miley Cyrus Stuns the VMAs Red Carpet

    Miley Cyrus Stuns the VMAs Red Carpet

    The star was all Barbarella and bondage. Taylor Swift came in a restrained crop top. Amber Rose turned abusers’ words back on them…the hot arrivals at the VMAs.

    The star was all Barbarella and bondage. Taylor Swift came in a restrained crop top. Amber Rose turned abusers’ words back on them…the hot arrivals at the VMAs.

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    Dillon Bracken (L) and Atalya Stachel dance during 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 TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) 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 - RTR44DT6

    Enjoy Burning Man: Bug, Sand, & STD Free

    Enjoy Burning Man: Bug, Sand, & STD Free

    Burning Man 2015 is well underway, and despite the potential for massive rabbit casualties, the world’s trippiest festival is moving and grooving in 88-degree temps and the occasional blinding wind-and-sand storms. While of course you lament faili...

    Live the adventure vicariously through attendee's colorful Instagram posts.

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    Books

    he Pretenders lead singer CHRISSIE HYNDE performs in support of their release of the 'Break Up The Concrete' CD to a sold out crowd at the House of Blues. (Credit Image: © Albert Pena/Southcreek EMI/ZUMA Press)

    Chrissie Hynde's Rich and Ragged Memoir

    Chrissie Hynde's Rich and Ragged Memoir

    Chrissie Hynde is, in every way, a daughter of Akron, the place whose essence is captured in the legends of two T-shirts sold at Rubber City Clothing in the downtown whose destruction she deplored in one of The Pretenders’ most acidic songs. AKRON...

    Her recent “blame the victim” rape comments ignited a furor. Be assured that the rest of her book is just as heedless, volatile, and—yes—engaging: Pure Chrissie Hynde, in other words.

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    • Commandos vs Iran

      U.S. Commandos’ Shadow War vs. Iran

      U.S. Commandos’ Shadow War vs. Iran

      It was July 25, 2004. Violence was escalating in Iraq, the Taliban were reasserting themselves in Afghanistan, and Joint Special Operations Command—the U.S. military’s cadre of elite special operations forces—was already deploying operators to the...

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