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Gandolfini the Great
James Gandolfini, the hulking star of HBO's acclaimed The Sopranos, has died at age 51. Jace Lacob on the legacy the actor and producer leaves behind.
My Fight for Russia Goes On
Chessmaster Garry Kasparov says that though he's staying away from his homeland, he will not give up his fight to oust Putin and secure democracy.
Bloomberg’s Gun Gambit
The New York mayor is asking Dem donors to stiff four senators who voted against gun control. But he has other motivations, donors tell David Freedlander—like politics.
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Force-Feeding, Step by Step
At Gitmo, 44 hunger strikers are kept alive with a painful and ethically questionable procedure. Check out this Daily Beast interactive to see, in excruciating detail, how it works.
Karzai’s Temper Tantrum
The Taliban had barely announced its willingness to pursue peace before the Afghan president tried to sabotage future negotiations. Bruce Riedel on what's behind the fit.
The ‘Me, Me, Me’ Wedding
Family? What family? American weddings today are all about the bride—and now we're exporting our narcissistic nuptials to China and beyond. By Hannah Seligson.
A Prison 'Rape Camp'?
Two women have recently filed a lawsuit—resembling a similar claim in 2012—alleging that Texas jailers systematically abused female inmates behind bars. Kelsey Meany reports.
Williams’s comments about the Steubenville rape case were insensitive and wrong. They also reveal something important about her uncompromising worldview. By Allison Samuels.
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Brad's Style Evolution
In anticipation of this week’s release of World War Z, The Daily Beast looks back at over two decades of Brad Pitt’s ever-changing, iconic onscreen looks. Sexy!
Will We or Won't We?
Lauren Conrad has not appeared on a reality-TV show for four years, but her influence over young women continues to inspire mega-successful magazine covers and fashion lines. Misty White Sidell reports.
U.S. Tries to Salvage Taliban Talks
Karzai screening Kerry’s phone calls.More
2. Clean That Up!
Obama to Limit Power Plants
With new carbon emissions regulations.More
3. Spring Cleaning
$7B Afghan War Gear Scrapped
Too expensive to bring back.More
4. RIP tony
James Gandolfini Dies in Italy
Of a heart attack, apparently. More
New Virus More Deadly Than SARS
Also spreads more quickly.More
4 Convicted in Gay Attack
First under federal hate crimes law.More
7. the invisible war
Naval Academy Charges 3 on Assault
For allegedly raping a female classmate last year.More
New Theory on TWA Flight 800 Crash
Investigators want case reopened.More
9. Train Trouble
EU: Lower Eurostar Prices, or Else
Threats France and Britain with fines.More
10. INNER GODDESS
‘50 Shades’ Gets a Director
Sam Taylor-Johnson of ‘Nowhere Boy.’More