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    Republican U.S. presidential candidate and businessman Donald Trump speaks at the Republican U.S. presidential candidates debate sponsored by ABC News at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire February 6, 2016.      REUTERS/Carlo Allegri (TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)   - RTX25SSG

    Trump Was Against Iraq War? Not Really

    Trump Was Against Iraq War? Not Really

    By Lauren Carroll and Linda QiuA pair of presidential debates and a fresh round of Sunday shows gave PolitiFact plenty to examine ahead of Tuesday’s pivotal New Hampshire primary.Let’s get right to it.Donald Trump’s dubious claim about the Iraq Wa...

    Trump acts as if he risked it all to oppose the Iraq War before the U.S. invaded. History says otherwise.

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    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at the House Of Prayer Missionary Baptist Church, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016 in Flint, Mich. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

    Clinton: I Will Fight For Flint

    Clinton: I Will Fight For Flint

    FLINT, Michigan — It was around the time that the Rev. Kenneth Stewart said he hoped a woman would be the next president that the faithful at Flint’s House of Prayer Missionary Baptist Church stood and cheered. Maybe the crowd was more boisterous ...

    The Democratic candidate left New Hampshire just days before the primary to speak at a church in troubled Flint, Michigan.

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    U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton listens to the speakers during a "Canvass Kick Off Event" in Manchester, New Hampshire February 5, 2016.  REUTERS/Brian Snyder - RTX25NJ2

    Hillary's Discipline of Gratitude

    Hillary's Discipline of Gratitude

    At a CNN town hall, in Derry, New Hampshire, Hillary Clinton got the opportunity she was looking for— the chance to tell the country who she is. It was a moment that no briefing book loaded with talking points could have prepared her to answer.Wit...

    At a town hall in New Hampshire, Clinton reminded the world how much her faith shapes her worldview.

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    Republican U.S. presidential candidate and businessman Donald Trump speaks at the Republican U.S. presidential candidates debate sponsored by ABC News at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire February 6, 2016.      REUTERS/Carlo Allegri (TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)   - RTX25SSG

    Trump Was Against Iraq War? Not Really

    Trump Was Against Iraq War? Not Really

    By Lauren Carroll and Linda QiuA pair of presidential debates and a fresh round of Sunday shows gave PolitiFact plenty to examine ahead of Tuesday’s pivotal New Hampshire primary.Let’s get right to it.Donald Trump’s dubious claim about the Iraq Wa...

    Trump acts as if he risked it all to oppose the Iraq War before the U.S. invaded. History says otherwise.

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    Flint, Mich. resident Glaydes Williamson holds up water from Flint and hair pulled from her drain, during the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing to examine the ongoing situation in Flint, Mich., on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Feb.  3, 2016, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Michigan should have required the city of Flint to treat its water for corrosion-causing elements after elevated lead levels were first discovered in the city's water a year ago, the state's top environmental regulator says in testimony prepared for congressional hearing.  (AP Photo/Molly Riley)

    Memo to Clinton: Bring Water

    Memo to Clinton: Bring Water

    FLINT, Michigan — The only thing that the people of Flint need to hear from Hillary Clinton when she arrives here tomorrow is where they can get bottled water.The crisis in Flint is not over because it has received national media attention or beca...

    During her visit on Sunday, Hillary Clinton will once again shine the media spotlight on Flint. Unfortunately, so far the press attention has brought little relief for residents.

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    ‘Pro-Rape’ Leader Endorses Donald Trump

    ‘Pro-Rape’ Leader Endorses Donald Trump

    The self-proclaimed “most hated man all over the world”—guarded by his security detail of a few large, buff men—held an hour-long press conference in the basement of a boutique hotel in Dupont Circle in Washington, DC, on Saturday evening.The blog...

    A notorious pro-rape pickup artist endorsed Donald Trump at a press conference Saturday.

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    Entertainment

    Zoolander and Hansel Trash Trump on SNL

    Zoolander and Hansel Trash Trump on SNL

    Before the sequel to their 2001 comic masterpiece arrives in theaters, Ben Stiller as Derek Zoolander and Owen Wilson as Hansel stopped by Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update to give their professional takes on the fashion choices of 2016’s presi...

    Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson brought their male model-geniuses to Weekend Update Saturday night to review the best and worst looks from the campaign trail.

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    Workers prepare for NFL Super Bowl 50 outside Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California, United States, February 6, 2016.

    How to Watch Super Bowl 50 Online

    How to Watch Super Bowl 50 Online

    The Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos square off Sunday evening for the biggest football game of the year.Will Panthers quarterback Cam Newton finish his immense season with a Super Bowl ring? Will Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning win his sec...

    Super Bowl 50 is just hours away—here's how to watch the Broncos vs. Panthers without a TV.

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    ‘Spotlight’ Crew on Vatican Screening

    ‘Spotlight’ Crew on Vatican Screening

    When director Tom McCarthy made the Oscar-nominated Spotlight about the Boston Globe’s revelatory reporting on a worldwide cover-up of sex abuse by the Catholic Church, he never thought the film would end up screening at the Vatican. But that’s ju...

    Director Tom McCarthy and actors Michael Keaton and Rachel McAdams react to an unprecedented screening of their film Spotlight at the Vatican.

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    Beyoncé Stops the World With New Song

    Beyoncé Stops the World With New Song

    Bey is back!The day before she's scheduled to perform during the Super Bowl 50 halftime show, Beyoncé dropped a new surprise single called "Formation." The track features a swampy, springy beat from producer Mike WiLL Made-It, and i...

    Who run the world? Queen Bey does.

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    Workers prepare for NFL Super Bowl 50 outside Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California, United States, February 6, 2016.

    How to Watch Super Bowl 50 Online

    How to Watch Super Bowl 50 Online

    The Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos square off Sunday evening for the biggest football game of the year.Will Panthers quarterback Cam Newton finish his immense season with a Super Bowl ring? Will Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning win his sec...

    Super Bowl 50 is just hours away—here's how to watch the Broncos vs. Panthers without a TV.

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    Triumph the Insult Comic Dog during Triumph The Insult Comic Dog Promotes His DVD "Late Night with Conan O'Brien - The Best of Triumph the Insult Comic Dog" at Tower Records in New York City, New York, United States.

    Triumph: I Poop on This Election

    Triumph: I Poop on This Election

    “I did 15 (segments) in two weeks. I did it, and it was the stupidest thing I’ve ever done.” This is Robert Smigel speaking in front of a studio audience in a midtown Manhattan studio on Wednesday night, talking about the dog puppet he just dra...

    Triumph the Insult Comic Dog is the only political commentator who can pierce through the vile racism and extremism of the right and repellant smugness of the left.

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    Johnny Manziel

    Johnny Manziel’s Fall from Grace

    Johnny Manziel’s Fall from Grace

    Former Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel used to have it all: a promising career as a quarterback for the Cleveland Browns, a killer college record, and a kickass nickname—“Johnny Football.” But in light of his rapid descent into NFL ignominy, ...

    The man formerly known as ‘Johnny Football’ has now been accused of domestic abuse, with a criminal investigation underway. It’s the latest in a long line of troubling behavior for t...

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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 ...

    Joins web of celebs with namesake arachnids.

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    Triumph the Insult Comic Dog during Triumph The Insult Comic Dog Promotes His DVD "Late Night with Conan O'Brien - The Best of Triumph the Insult Comic Dog" at Tower Records in New York City, New York, United States.

    Triumph: I Poop on This Election

    Triumph: I Poop on This Election

    “I did 15 (segments) in two weeks. I did it, and it was the stupidest thing I’ve ever done.” This is Robert Smigel speaking in front of a studio audience in a midtown Manhattan studio on Wednesday night, talking about the dog puppet he just dra...

    Triumph the Insult Comic Dog is the only political commentator who can pierce through the vile racism and extremism of the right and repellant smugness of the left.

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    World News

    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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    Police remove a body from the scene of a shooting at the Regency Hotel in Dublin, Ireland February 5, 2016. One man was killed in a shooting during a weigh-in for a World Boxing Organization (WBO) title fight on Friday, local media reported. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX25NN3

    Deadly Shooting at Boxing Weigh-In

    Deadly Shooting at Boxing Weigh-In

    LONDON — Gunmen dressed in police uniforms opened fire at a boxing weigh-in in Dublin on Friday while the two fighters stood on stage in nothing but their underwear.Three men were struck down by bullets from the AK-47s in the incident at the Regen...

    When gunmen opened fire at a Dublin hotel, with fighters clad in nothing but their underwear, bloody chaos ensued.

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    FILE - In this June 22, 2004 file photo, a detainee in an outdoor solitary confinement cell talks with a military policeman at the Abu Ghraib prison on the outskirts of Baghdad, Iraq. An Iraqi Justice Ministry official said Wednesday, April 16, 2014 that this week's closure of the infamous Abu Ghraib prison west of Baghdad is temporary and that it will be reopened once the security situation in the surrounding area is stable. The closure is the latest chapter in the history of the prison, which during Saddam Hussein's rule was one of the main facilities for jailing and executing his opponents. After the U.S.-led invasion that toppled Saddam, Abu Ghraib became notorious once again, for a 2004 scandal over abuses of detainees by American guards. (AP Photo/John Moore, File)

    Obama Covers Up Bush-Era War Crimes

    Obama Covers Up Bush-Era War Crimes

    After more than a decade of fighting to keep them out of public view, the Pentagon released 198 photographs on Friday, mostly showing close-ups of tiny cuts, bruises, and scars on a series of anonymous men. But the real story is what the Obama adm...

    The photos show U.S. troops posing with corpses and simulating forced sodomization. But “the most transparent administration in history” won’t let you see the horrors.

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    Pope Francis waves as he leaves the general audience in Saint Peter's square at the Vatican April 9, 2014.

    Francis’s 1,000-Year Orthodox Surprise

    Francis’s 1,000-Year Orthodox Surprise

    VATICAN CITY — It only took 1,000 years, but Pope Francis has managed to mend fences with the patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church. The two will meet next Friday in Cuba in what is being deemed as one of the most important moments of Francis’s...

    A millennium after the two churches split, the pontiff and his Russian Orthodox counterpart will try to mend fences in Cuba next week—out of their common fears for Christians in peril.

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    Police remove a body from the scene of a shooting at the Regency Hotel in Dublin, Ireland February 5, 2016. One man was killed in a shooting during a weigh-in for a World Boxing Organization (WBO) title fight on Friday, local media reported. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX25NN3

    Deadly Shooting at Boxing Weigh-In

    Deadly Shooting at Boxing Weigh-In

    LONDON — Gunmen dressed in police uniforms opened fire at a boxing weigh-in in Dublin on Friday while the two fighters stood on stage in nothing but their underwear.Three men were struck down by bullets from the AK-47s in the incident at the Regen...

    When gunmen opened fire at a Dublin hotel, with fighters clad in nothing but their underwear, bloody chaos ensued.

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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.

    TOW missile

    Are U.S. Missiles Taking Out Russians?

    Are U.S. Missiles Taking Out Russians?

    Evidence has emerged strongly suggesting that U.S.-armed rebels have used an American-supplied weapons system to kill a handful of senior Russian military officials in Syria.Video footage, circulated by a known CIA-backed Free Syrian Army militia,...

    A CIA-backed anti-Assad militia reportedly killed at least one senior Russian military official with a TOW anti-tank missile. Is this a Soviet-Afghan replay?

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    ISIS's New Child Executioner

    ISIS’s New Child Executioner

    ISIS’s New Child Executioner

    The latest gruesome ISIS video features a black, English-speaking child executioner who looks no older than 14 years old—apparently the first time a child has spoken English on camera before carrying out an execution for the group.The young execut...

    The terror group’s latest outrage: a slickly produced video showing an English-speaking tween carrying out an execution.

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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.

    U.S. News

    Drinks, Dice & Dolls: US Navy's Sin Ship

    Drinks, Dice & Dolls: US Navy's Sin Ship

    “It was a long ride for a quarter. The water taxi, an old launch painted up and glassed in for three quarters of its length … slid up and down the swell now with a sinister smoothness, like a cobra dancing … The red neon pencils that outlined the ...

    Violent El Niño storms have uncovered what’s left of the Monte Carlo, a ship that once hosted thousands of gamblers off the California coast.

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    Don't Make These Super Bowl Bets

    The Super Bowl Bet You Shouldn’t Make

    The Super Bowl Bet You Shouldn’t Make

    Vegas would like you to gamble on 5/2 odds that Beyoncé’s shoes at Super Bowl 50 will be brown, gold, or an indubitable shade of brownish gold. They also offer 10/1 odds of an earthquake interrupting the game, and 6/1 odds that Peyton Manning will...

    Vegas makes a killing on your jokey, wrong bet about the color of Beyoncé’s shoes.

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    Dec 6, 2015; New Orleans, LA, USA; Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) celebrates a touchdown against the New Orleans Saints during the second half of a game at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Panthers defeated the Saints 41-38.

    The Unapologetic Blackness of Cam Newton

    The Unapologetic Blackness of Cam Newton

    Cam Newton is also an incredibly gifted athlete with a level of on-field intellectual capital and physicality unmatched by any quarterback in the modern era. Delivering Charlotte a 15-1 regular season record and rocking the league with 45 touchdow...

    The Panthers’ QB isn’t concerned about the ‘respectability’ of it all. He is focused on winning and makes no apology for enjoying the fruits of his labor.

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    Drinks, Dice & Dolls: US Navy's Sin Ship

    Drinks, Dice & Dolls: US Navy's Sin Ship

    “It was a long ride for a quarter. The water taxi, an old launch painted up and glassed in for three quarters of its length … slid up and down the swell now with a sinister smoothness, like a cobra dancing … The red neon pencils that outlined the ...

    Violent El Niño storms have uncovered what’s left of the Monte Carlo, a ship that once hosted thousands of gamblers off the California coast.

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    Police remove a body from the scene of a shooting at the Regency Hotel in Dublin, Ireland February 5, 2016. One man was killed in a shooting during a weigh-in for a World Boxing Organization (WBO) title fight on Friday, local media reported. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX25NN3

    Deadly Shooting at Boxing Weigh-In

    Deadly Shooting at Boxing Weigh-In

    LONDON — Gunmen dressed in police uniforms opened fire at a boxing weigh-in in Dublin on Friday while the two fighters stood on stage in nothing but their underwear.Three men were struck down by bullets from the AK-47s in the incident at the Regen...

    When gunmen opened fire at a Dublin hotel, with fighters clad in nothing but their underwear, bloody chaos ensued.

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    Cornell Frat Head Charged with Rape

    Cornell Frat Head Charged with Rape

    Cornell Frat Head Charged with Rape

    The president of Cornell’s top-ranked fraternity has been arrested on charges of sexual assault. The university announced the arrest of Wolfgang Ballinger, 21, in a statement Friday morning.Ballinger is charged with first-degree attempted rape, fi...

    Wolfgang Ballinger is accused of sexually assaulting a woman at Cornell’s Psi Upsilon frat house.

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    Tech + Health

    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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    the anti-aging/recycled cells news that was everywhere yesterday, focusing on the technology and economics that no one has talked about yet. How will retirement/employment/healthcare systems shift when we live to 100 instead of 80? And, what will those extra years be like? What age will we start to "feel" old?

    We’re Not Ready to Live to 100

    We’re Not Ready to Live to 100

    Want to live to 100? Be careful what you wish for. It could happen in the next generation, so you’ll have to figure out what to do with that extra time.A recent study from the Mayo Clinic was widely covered the last few days, touting a new breakth...

    Living longer means making changes to how society functions. We need to get ready.

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    Sueli Maria (obscured) holds her daughter Milena, who has microcephaly, (born seven days ago), at a hospital in Recife, Brazil, January 28, 2016. Milena was born with microcephaly, a neurological disorder that damaged her brain and also affected her vision, a condition associated with an outbreak of Zika virus in Brazil.

    What You Need to Know About Zika Virus

    What You Need to Know About Zika Virus

    A mysterious virus called Zika is spreading rapidly around the globe, leading the World Health Organization to issue a global emergency. The mostly mild virus is raising concerns because of a condition it’s linked to called microcephaly, a birth d...

    Experts say Zika has ‘explosive pandemic potential.’ Here’s what you should know.

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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.

    the anti-aging/recycled cells news that was everywhere yesterday, focusing on the technology and economics that no one has talked about yet. How will retirement/employment/healthcare systems shift when we live to 100 instead of 80? And, what will those extra years be like? What age will we start to "feel" old?

    We’re Not Ready to Live to 100

    We’re Not Ready to Live to 100

    Want to live to 100? Be careful what you wish for. It could happen in the next generation, so you’ll have to figure out what to do with that extra time.A recent study from the Mayo Clinic was widely covered the last few days, touting a new breakth...

    Living longer means making changes to how society functions. We need to get ready.

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    Cropped shot of a young woman asleep on her side

    The Podcast That Bores You to Sleep

    The Podcast That Bores You to Sleep

    When a rattled, aghast Macbeth staggers into Act II of Shakespeare’s great tragedy, moments after stabbing the slumbering Duncan to death, he gives voice to one of the Bard’s most startling lines: “Macbeth does murder sleep.” Then, as the doomed S...

    Most listeners will never hear a full episode of Drew Ackerman’s podcast—and that’s the point.

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    Pharma Bro Finally Shuts His Mouth

    Pharma Bro Finally Shuts His Mouth

    In a way, Martin Shkreli’s appearance in front of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform was a relief because he finally quit talking.Ever since the ex-CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals came into the public eye for raising the price of...

    The notorious Martin Shkreli—who got rich off raising the price of a life-saving drug—was unusually quiet in front of Congress and aptly offensive on Twitter.

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    Mardi Gras and heroin use

    An Even Deadlier Heroin Hits New Orleans

    An Even Deadlier Heroin Hits New Orleans

    “It’s killing people. It is dropping them left and right,” says New Orleans paramedic Brooke Christy.Christy walked into a truck stop bathroom two weeks ago to find a 30-something woman having a heroin overdose.The woman was playing in the truck s...

    Heroin laced with fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid, is wreaking havoc in the Big Easy.

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    Cropped shot of a young woman asleep on her side

    The Podcast That Bores You to Sleep

    The Podcast That Bores You to Sleep

    When a rattled, aghast Macbeth staggers into Act II of Shakespeare’s great tragedy, moments after stabbing the slumbering Duncan to death, he gives voice to one of the Bard’s most startling lines: “Macbeth does murder sleep.” Then, as the doomed S...

    Most listeners will never hear a full episode of Drew Ackerman’s podcast—and that’s the point.

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    BeastStyle

    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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    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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    A poster for the movie 'Citizen Kane', directed by and starring Orson Welles, 1941. The tagline reads 'It's Terrific!'

    The One-Man Show That Was Orson Welles

    The One-Man Show That Was Orson Welles

    Orson Welles’s centennial year has come and gone, but debate rages on, as it has raged for decades, over whether or not he peaked at 26 with Citizen Kane and coasted on its glory for the rest of a mercurial career. His defenders seem to have gaine...

    In command on both sides of a movie camera, Welles could act better than any director and direct better than any actor. In fact, he did everything better than most moviemakers.

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    Jonathan Groff, Okieriete Onaodowan (as Hercule Mulligan), John Rua during the Broadway opening night performance of 'Hamilton' at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on August 6, 2015 in New York City.

    The Spy Who Saved Washington—Twice

    The Spy Who Saved Washington—Twice

    A year ago, even most American history professors probably had never heard of Hercules Mulligan, the American patriot whose name sounds like a punchline. Thanks to the musical blockbuster Hamilton, Mulligan finally is famous, 190 years after his d...

    Hercules Mulligan not only had one of the Revolutionary War’s greatest names, this cunning haberdasher was also one of its best spies.

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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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    1941:  American author Ernest Hemingway (1899 - 1961) and his wife, journalist Martha Gellhorn (1908 - 1998), stand on deck aboard a ship, wearing multiple leis and holding cocktails.  (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

    Hemingway’s Favorite Cocktail

    Hemingway’s Favorite Cocktail

    While there are many literary giants who drank as well as they wrote, Ernest Hemingway may be the all-time champ. (Sorry Charles Bukowski.)Papa not only liked a good cocktail (or a few), but also included myriad thirst-inducing passages in his boo...

    Ernest Hemingway not only drank a lot, he drank widely, from his own version of a daiquiri to cocktails, champagne, beer, whiskey, Campari, and rice wine.

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    La Lunchonette owner Melva Max sits at the bar of her restaurant.  The French bistro has been a Chelsea neighborhood staple for 28 years.

    La Lunchonette’s Sad, Sold-Out Farewell

    La Lunchonette’s Sad, Sold-Out Farewell

    On an unusually warm February afternoon in New York City, the door to La Lunchonette hangs open and Jean-François Fraysse is on the telephone.The Chelsea restaurant, owned by Fraysse and Melva Max—and located at the Northeast corner of 18th Street...

    After 30 years in business, Chelsea restaurant La Lunchonette is vanishing, as the neighborhood around it is paved under to remake Manhattan’s West Side.

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    Infinte Jest predicted the future

    How ‘Infinite Jest’ Predicted the Future

    How ‘Infinite Jest’ Predicted the Future

    Happy birthday, Infinite Jest, your creepy predictions have come true.The giant novel, which was akin to getting through War and Peace for children of the ’90s, just had its 20th birthday on Feb. 1. It’s the kind of book you buy and leave on the b...

    As David Foster Wallace’s behemoth of a novel turns 20, its literary excellence is now being matched by its prescience on everything from binge-watching to earbuds.

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    1941:  American author Ernest Hemingway (1899 - 1961) and his wife, journalist Martha Gellhorn (1908 - 1998), stand on deck aboard a ship, wearing multiple leis and holding cocktails.  (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

    Hemingway’s Favorite Cocktail

    Hemingway’s Favorite Cocktail

    While there are many literary giants who drank as well as they wrote, Ernest Hemingway may be the all-time champ. (Sorry Charles Bukowski.)Papa not only liked a good cocktail (or a few), but also included myriad thirst-inducing passages in his boo...

    Ernest Hemingway not only drank a lot, he drank widely, from his own version of a daiquiri to cocktails, champagne, beer, whiskey, Campari, and rice wine.

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    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 ...

    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.

    Getty Images

    Prince Charles’ Paintings Make Millions

    Prince Charles’ Paintings Make Millions

    The average fine artist in England sees an annual income of around $14,577 from their work. But not Prince Charles, whose somewhat generic watercolors rake in around $300,000 a year from print sales alone—he never sells the originals. In a nation ...

    Royal scion is one of the most successful living British artists.

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    Things are only getting lonelier for Bush.

    Sad Jeb Begs Audience, ‘Please Clap’

    Sad Jeb Begs Audience, ‘Please Clap’

    Things are only getting lonelier for Bush.

    Just when you thought this week couldn’t get any weirder.

    This Is a Real Escaped Zebra Drill Video

    This Is a Real Escaped Zebra Drill Video

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    The average fine artist in England sees an annual income of around $14,577 from their work. But not Prince Charles, whose somewhat generic watercolors rake in around $300,000 a year from print sales alone—he never sells the originals. In a nation ...

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