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    Tent Revival Spews Slurs in Public Park

    Tent Revival Spews Slurs in Public Park

    Leroy Elmore Park is an unexpected place for a tense showdown over gay rights and speech freedoms. The public park is in Lubbock, Texas, in an area that City Secretary Becky Garza describes as “largely residential.” The park features a lovely lake...

    It’s a showdown in Texas after video surfaces of a tent revival broadcasting a sermon saying, “a fag is still a fag, and a dyke is still a dyke,” across a public park.

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    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at the National Federation of Republican Assemblies on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn.

    Trump Rallies Muslim Haters

    Trump Rallies Muslim Haters

    Over the past week, Donald Trump has been called out by many in the media, including myself, for his failure to denounce the growing number of white supremacist groups publicly endorsing him.Trump attracting the support of these groups is not happ...

    Yes, it can get worse, and it is. So now The Donald is speaking next Wednesday at an anti-Iran deal rally sponsored by three hate groups.

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    Meet Donald Trump's Super Classy Cabinet

    Meet Donald Trump’s Super Classy Cabinet

    Meet Donald Trump’s Super Classy Cabinet

    The one photo of him with Michael Jackson will change your life.

    The one photo of him with Michael Jackson will change your life.

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    Tent Revival Spews Slurs in Public Park

    Tent Revival Spews Slurs in Public Park

    Leroy Elmore Park is an unexpected place for a tense showdown over gay rights and speech freedoms. The public park is in Lubbock, Texas, in an area that City Secretary Becky Garza describes as “largely residential.” The park features a lovely lake...

    It’s a showdown in Texas after video surfaces of a tent revival broadcasting a sermon saying, “a fag is still a fag, and a dyke is still a dyke,” across a public park.

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    Watch ‘Sesame Street’ Skewer Trump

    Watch ‘Sesame Street’ Skewer Trump

    Future U.S. President Donald J. Trump has long been a target for casual parody. There are music videos, Simpsons clips, sketches, and spoof porn, all made for the simple pleasures of sending up The Donald.In September 2005, Sesame Street got in on...

    The classiest candidate appears to have lost the all-important children’s programming vote.

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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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    Entertainment

    DNHB6B Star Wars 1977 vintage Kenner action figures C-3PO R2-D2

    #ForceFriday, Vintage Style

    #ForceFriday, Vintage Style

    Before Poe Dameron action figures and smart phone-controlled BB-8s, there were these awesome collectibles.

    Before Poe Dameron action figures and smart phone-controlled BB-8s, there were these awesome collectibles.

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    Hand of God

    When God Commands You to Kill

    When God Commands You to Kill

    The conventional Hollywood wisdom has been never to work with children or animals. Lately, you could add God to that mix.Religion, spirituality, and faith are issues so polarizing that unless someone’s being touched by an angel, networks tend to s...

    Amazon's new drama stars Ron Perlman as a vigilante who says he is channeling the will of God. Perlman and the ‘Hand of God’ creators talk about the show's controversial themes.

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     National Football League (NFL) Commissioner Roger Goodell leaves federal court after defending his decision to suspend New England PatriotsÕ quarterback Tom Brady for four games after it was decided Brady knew about deflated footballs used in last yearÕs NFL season on August 12, 2015 in New York City. Brady is challenging the suspension in federal court in the hopes of playing the first four games of the 2015 season (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

    The NFL’s Patsy-in-Chief

    The NFL’s Patsy-in-Chief

    The National Football League has legions of dead and depressed alumni, a team named after scalped Native Americans, and a man accused of beating and strangling his girlfriend who will now appeal his suspension because the league never wrote down a...

    Tom Brady got his ‘Deflategate’ suspension reversed, but the NFL won anyway—no one has talked about the real scandals while the commish argued about deflated footballs.

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    Rapper Snoop Dogg performs in Uppsala, Sweden, July 25, 2015. Snoop Dogg was briefly arrested by Swedish police on suspicion of using illegal drugs, police sources said on Sunday. Picture taken July 25.

    Snoop Dogg: Brady’s Pardon Is ‘Bullshit’

    Snoop Dogg: Brady’s Pardon Is ‘Bullshit’

    When the judge lifted New England Patriots' quarterback Tom Brady’s four-game suspension today, the New England residents breathed a sigh of self-righteous relief. But one underlying nuance of this is that suddenly NFL Commissioner Roger Good...

    Calls for amnesty for players penalized for pot.

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    Hand of God

    When God Commands You to Kill

    When God Commands You to Kill

    The conventional Hollywood wisdom has been never to work with children or animals. Lately, you could add God to that mix.Religion, spirituality, and faith are issues so polarizing that unless someone’s being touched by an angel, networks tend to s...

    Amazon's new drama stars Ron Perlman as a vigilante who says he is channeling the will of God. Perlman and the ‘Hand of God’ creators talk about the show's controversial themes.

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    Michael Keaton as Walter ‘Robby’ Robinson and Mark Ruffalo as Michael Rezendes in SPOTLIGHT, opening November 6, 2015.

    Mark Ruffalo Has Faith in Journalism

    Mark Ruffalo Has Faith in Journalism

    Mark Ruffalo, the breezy, floppy-haired two-time Oscar nominee from Kenosha, Wisconsin, is what 4chan trolls would refer to as an “SJW,” or Social Justice Warrior. For the uninitiated, it’s a bit of bullshit acronym ammunition employed by the narr...

    The Oscar-nominated actor turned Marvel superhero opened up about his role as an investigative journalist in ‘Spotlight’ and where his activist streak comes from.

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    A Racist Soap Dispenser?

    A Racist Soap Dispenser?

    Hmmm...

    Kim Kardashian, left, and Kanye West arrive at the MTV Video Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in Los Angeles.

    Kim Kardashian Was Never a ‘Slut’

    Kim Kardashian Was Never a ‘Slut’

    With the glaring exception of Nicki Minaj, who injected a much-needed dose of Jamaica, Queens realness into the affair by calling out Miley Cyrus for her years-long impersonation of Anne Hathaway in Havoc, and the gloriously ad-libbed exploits of ...

    She is body- and slut-shamed left and right—even while pregnant during the VMAs. But the reality is that Kim Kardashian was never a ‘ho,’ and has always deserved your respect.

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    Michael Keaton as Walter ‘Robby’ Robinson and Mark Ruffalo as Michael Rezendes in SPOTLIGHT, opening November 6, 2015.

    Mark Ruffalo Has Faith in Journalism

    Mark Ruffalo Has Faith in Journalism

    Mark Ruffalo, the breezy, floppy-haired two-time Oscar nominee from Kenosha, Wisconsin, is what 4chan trolls would refer to as an “SJW,” or Social Justice Warrior. For the uninitiated, it’s a bit of bullshit acronym ammunition employed by the narr...

    The Oscar-nominated actor turned Marvel superhero opened up about his role as an investigative journalist in ‘Spotlight’ and where his activist streak comes from.

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    World News

    Yazidi sisters, who escaped from captivity by Islamic State (IS) militants, sit in a tent at Sharya refugee camp on the outskirts of Duhok province July 3, 2015.

    How to Buy a Slave Girl From ISIS

    How to Buy a Slave Girl From ISIS

    ERBIL, Iraq — In a crowded room in an undisclosed location in northern Iraq, a Yazidi father is begging an American woman for money to buy back his daughters from the so-called Islamic State widely known as ISIS.Via a translator, the man says he h...

    Thousands of Yazidi women have been enslaved by ISIS. Does paying their captors for their freedom fund the terrorist organization?

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    Paramilitary policemen and members of a gun salute team shout slogans at an oath-taking ceremony for the upcoming military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the World War Two, at a military base in Beijing, China, September 1, 2015. China will mark the anniversary with a massive military parade this Thursday, with some 12,000 soldiers marching through Beijing's central Tiananmen Square.

    Hey, Look! Tanks in Tiananmen!

    Hey, Look! Tanks in Tiananmen!

    HONG KONG — For a while, again, the sky was blue in Beijing. Chinese netizens called it #ParadeBlue.The engineered limpidity was meant to be the perfect backdrop for a display of seven types of missiles, stealth fighter jets, a new bomber, aircraf...

    Beijing saw its biggest military parade in decades, but Chinese citizens aren’t buying the fake nationalism that their government is pushing.

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    Wounded people receive treatment after Daesh terrorists' mustard gas attack in anti-regimist forces controlled Mari District of Aleppo, Syria on September 01, 2015. (Photo by Mamun Ebu Omer/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

    Where Did ISIS Get Its Chemical Weapons?

    Where Did ISIS Get Its Chemical Weapons?

    An infamous Dutch soldier turned ISIS fighter says the group has acquired chemical weapons once belonging to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, resurrecting fears that what was supposed to be the regime’s destroyed program has instead fallen into j...

    The terror group is suspected of using mustard gas in a series of recent attacks, and a notorious Dutch jihadi says it’s from Assad’s stockpile. But U.S. officials beg to differ.

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    U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at the Iowa Democratic Wing Ding dinner in Clear Lake, Iowa, United States, August 14, 2015. REUTERS/Jim Young

    Will Hillary’s Emails Burn White House?

    Will Hillary’s Emails Burn White House?

    Hillary Clinton’s email problems are already causing headaches for her presidential campaign. But within American counterintelligence circles, there’s a mounting sense that the former secretary of state may not be the only Obama administration off...

    Counterintelligence specialists suspect that the former secretary of state wasn’t the only member of the Obama administration emailing secrets around.

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    Paramilitary policemen and members of a gun salute team shout slogans at an oath-taking ceremony for the upcoming military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the World War Two, at a military base in Beijing, China, September 1, 2015. China will mark the anniversary with a massive military parade this Thursday, with some 12,000 soldiers marching through Beijing's central Tiananmen Square.

    Hey, Look! Tanks in Tiananmen!

    Hey, Look! Tanks in Tiananmen!

    HONG KONG — For a while, again, the sky was blue in Beijing. Chinese netizens called it #ParadeBlue.The engineered limpidity was meant to be the perfect backdrop for a display of seven types of missiles, stealth fighter jets, a new bomber, aircraf...

    Beijing saw its biggest military parade in decades, but Chinese citizens aren’t buying the fake nationalism that their government is pushing.

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    Image #: 39141661    epa04909154 Turkish gendarmerie stand near by the washed up body of a refugee child who drowned during a failed attempt to sail to the Greek island of Kos, at the shore in the coastal town of Bodrum, Mugla city, Turkey, 02 September 2015. At least 11 Syrian migrants died in boat sank after leaving Turkey for the Greek island of Kos

    Cheap Outrage Won’t Save Refugee Kids

    Cheap Outrage Won’t Save Refugee Kids

    Do not look closely at the photographs here. Do not look at them at all. They will, in an instant, inspire pity, revulsion, anger and calls to “do something…now!”How else might one react to photographs of toddlers washing up in the waves that lap ...

    Much more could be done to end the horror stories in the Mediterranean, the Balkans, and along the Rio Grande but that requires more than emotions.

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    A general view shows the Temple of Bel in the historical city of Palmyra, Syria, August 4, 2010. The hardline Islamic State group has destroyed part of an ancient temple in Syria's Palmyra city, a group monitoring the conflict said on August 30, 2015. The militants targeted the Temple of Bel, a Roman-era structure in the central desert city, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. Picture taken August 4, 2010.   REUTERS/Sandra Auger - RTX1QG03

    3-D Printing History if ISIS Destroys It

    3-D Printing History if ISIS Destroys It

    This past June, 14 years after the Taliban bombed Afghanistan’s Bamiyan Buddha statues, a Chinese couple created life-sized holograms of the ancient artifacts and projected them back into their cliffside home.Now, archaeologists hope that the Midd...

    With ISIS waging war against the Middle East’s ancient monuments, can archaeologists capture digital renderings of the sites before it’s too late?

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    Russia Puts Boots on the Ground in Syria

    Russia Puts Boots on the Ground in Syria

    The end of summer. It means back-to-school shopping, tearfully ended beach-borne romances, Labor Day barbecues—and, it would seem, the increased likelihood of new Russian adventurism. As if Moscow weren’t satisfied with the game in Ukraine, the la...

    The numbers are small, but Moscow may be looking at its own version of mission creep in the treacherous Middle East.

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    Image #: 39141661    epa04909154 Turkish gendarmerie stand near by the washed up body of a refugee child who drowned during a failed attempt to sail to the Greek island of Kos, at the shore in the coastal town of Bodrum, Mugla city, Turkey, 02 September 2015. At least 11 Syrian migrants died in boat sank after leaving Turkey for the Greek island of Kos

    Cheap Outrage Won’t Save Refugee Kids

    Cheap Outrage Won’t Save Refugee Kids

    Do not look closely at the photographs here. Do not look at them at all. They will, in an instant, inspire pity, revulsion, anger and calls to “do something…now!”How else might one react to photographs of toddlers washing up in the waves that lap ...

    Much more could be done to end the horror stories in the Mediterranean, the Balkans, and along the Rio Grande but that requires more than emotions.

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    U.S. News

    Bruce Dickinson of British Heavy Metal Band 'Iron Maiden' performs on stage at Munich's Olympiahalle 24 October 2003. The act is the opening concert of 'Iron Maiden's' German tour which is part of the band's 'Dance of Death' World Tour. The European part of the 'Dance of Death' World Tour started in Debrecen, Hungary 19 October 2003 and will end 16 December 2003 in Birmingham, UK. After Christmas the tour will continue through mid-March taking in South America, North America, Japan and other areas.

    Iron Maiden Singer Vanquishes Sex Cancer

    Iron Maiden Singer Vanquishes Sex Cancer

    Metal gods Iron Maiden are back with a new album, The Book of Souls, their first offering to their legion of head-banging hessian devotees in five years. It could have been their last, too, it turns out.Maiden singer/male diva/iconic frontman/legi...

    Selfless lover Bruce Dickinson blames oral sex for his throat cancer, but he isn’t going down like that.

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    Figure models called First Order's Stormtrooper from the film "Star Wars" are displayed at Loft Variety Store in Shibuya shopping district in Tokyo, September 4, 2015. New "Star Wars" toys and other merchandise were released in stores across Japan just after midnight local time during a global rollout of the popular products. REUTERS/Toru Hanai - RTX1QYPN

    Star Wars Fans Flip for #ForceFriday

    Star Wars Fans Flip for #ForceFriday

    Do you know what today is? Yes, it’s Friday. But not just any Friday, and not just the gateway of a long holiday weekend spent guzzling brews by the BBQ. It’s #ForceFriday, the day of celebration upon which all the new Star Wars merchandise is rel...

    Disney unveils new Star Wars toys on hashtag holiday, fans burn through paychecks with lightsabers.

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     National Football League (NFL) Commissioner Roger Goodell leaves federal court after defending his decision to suspend New England PatriotsÕ quarterback Tom Brady for four games after it was decided Brady knew about deflated footballs used in last yearÕs NFL season on August 12, 2015 in New York City. Brady is challenging the suspension in federal court in the hopes of playing the first four games of the 2015 season (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

    The NFL’s Patsy-in-Chief

    The NFL’s Patsy-in-Chief

    The National Football League has legions of dead and depressed alumni, a team named after scalped Native Americans, and a man accused of beating and strangling his girlfriend who will now appeal his suspension because the league never wrote down a...

    Tom Brady got his ‘Deflategate’ suspension reversed, but the NFL won anyway—no one has talked about the real scandals while the commish argued about deflated footballs.

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    Bruce Dickinson of British Heavy Metal Band 'Iron Maiden' performs on stage at Munich's Olympiahalle 24 October 2003. The act is the opening concert of 'Iron Maiden's' German tour which is part of the band's 'Dance of Death' World Tour. The European part of the 'Dance of Death' World Tour started in Debrecen, Hungary 19 October 2003 and will end 16 December 2003 in Birmingham, UK. After Christmas the tour will continue through mid-March taking in South America, North America, Japan and other areas.

    Iron Maiden Singer Vanquishes Sex Cancer

    Iron Maiden Singer Vanquishes Sex Cancer

    Metal gods Iron Maiden are back with a new album, The Book of Souls, their first offering to their legion of head-banging hessian devotees in five years. It could have been their last, too, it turns out.Maiden singer/male diva/iconic frontman/legi...

    Selfless lover Bruce Dickinson blames oral sex for his throat cancer, but he isn’t going down like that.

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    Tent Revival Spews Slurs in Public Park

    Tent Revival Spews Slurs in Public Park

    Leroy Elmore Park is an unexpected place for a tense showdown over gay rights and speech freedoms. The public park is in Lubbock, Texas, in an area that City Secretary Becky Garza describes as “largely residential.” The park features a lovely lake...

    It’s a showdown in Texas after video surfaces of a tent revival broadcasting a sermon saying, “a fag is still a fag, and a dyke is still a dyke,” across a public park.

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    Watch a Drone Catch a Fish

    Watch a Drone Catch a Fish

    Drones do it all now, from bringing you beer at a festival to dispatching a fiery end to enemies of the state to even performing at Disneyland. So why wouldn’t you be able to rig one up with a hook and line and catch some fish? That’s exactly what...

    Delivering everything from weapons payloads to pizza, drones are slowly taking the place of people.

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    Tech + Health

    An Indian man suspected to be infected with swine flu gets treatment inside the Swine flu ward at Gandhi Hospital in Hyderabad, India, Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. According to local reports, nine people died of the flu at the state-run hospital. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)

    India’s For-Profit Surgery Scam

    India’s For-Profit Surgery Scam

    Profit driven practices, sky high targets, and patients being put in harm’s way: these are just a few of the charges leveled at India’s private health care system following an exposé published Thursday.The damning evidence, published in the Britis...

    A damning new report paints a horrific picture of Indian health care: doctors in private hospitals trying to meet quotas, patients receiving unnecessary (and often dangerous) treatme...

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    Watch a Drone Catch a Fish

    Watch a Drone Catch a Fish

    Drones do it all now, from bringing you beer at a festival to dispatching a fiery end to enemies of the state to even performing at Disneyland. So why wouldn’t you be able to rig one up with a hook and line and catch some fish? That’s exactly what...

    Delivering everything from weapons payloads to pizza, drones are slowly taking the place of people.

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    Marissa Mayer's one week maternity leave is bullshit

    Marissa Mayer Pisses Off Moms, Again

    Marissa Mayer Pisses Off Moms, Again

    Marissa Mayer became the CEO of Yahoo in 2012 when she was 28 weeks pregnant. After giving birth to a baby boy in October of that year, she took two weeks of maternity leave, prompting criticism from women who worried that her decision would refle...

    Yahoo’s CEO is pregnant with twins, and just like she did in 2012, she plans to take a working two-week-long maternity leave.

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    The Most Beautiful Video Game Ever

    The Most Beautiful Video Game Ever

    Emily Lakdawalla loves video games with random maps, where discoveries are hers alone. That urge to explore led her to a career in planetary science.Now her field of study is about to be celebrated in a hot new space-exploration game, No Man’s Sky...

    ‘No Man’s Sky’ lets players explore space like never before—and is so scientifically accurate that experts are celebrating its (to be announced) release.

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    Watch a Drone Catch a Fish

    Watch a Drone Catch a Fish

    Drones do it all now, from bringing you beer at a festival to dispatching a fiery end to enemies of the state to even performing at Disneyland. So why wouldn’t you be able to rig one up with a hook and line and catch some fish? That’s exactly what...

    Delivering everything from weapons payloads to pizza, drones are slowly taking the place of people.

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    A US Navy sailor looks off the bridge of the Seawolf class submarine USS Connecticut after surfacing through Arctic sea ice during an exercise near the 2011 Applied Physics Laboratory Ice Station north of Prudhoe Bay, Alaska March 18, 2011.

    U.S. Takes On Russia in Santa’s Backyard

    U.S. Takes On Russia in Santa’s Backyard

    President Barack Obama was recently in Alaska for three days to highlight the dangers of global climate change. The presidential tour included a stopover in an Inuit town north of the Arctic Circle that’s slowly succumbing to the rising sea.But an...

    USS Seawolf just finished a daring mission underneath the North Pole—and designed to send a signal to Moscow.

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    Should Sex Ed Be Mandatory?

    Should Sex Ed Be Mandatory?

    Don’t want your children to learn about sex in school? Too bad, says Quebec.This school year, the Canadian province is rolling out a controversial pilot program in 15 schools that will make sex education mandatory for all students from kindergarte...

    With only 18 states requiring sex ed to cover contraception, and only 13 states requiring sex ed to be ‘medically accurate,’ the U.S. could learn something from our northern neighbor.

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    U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at the Iowa Democratic Wing Ding dinner in Clear Lake, Iowa, United States, August 14, 2015. REUTERS/Jim Young

    Will Hillary’s Emails Burn White House?

    Will Hillary’s Emails Burn White House?

    Hillary Clinton’s email problems are already causing headaches for her presidential campaign. But within American counterintelligence circles, there’s a mounting sense that the former secretary of state may not be the only Obama administration off...

    Counterintelligence specialists suspect that the former secretary of state wasn’t the only member of the Obama administration emailing secrets around.

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    A US Navy sailor looks off the bridge of the Seawolf class submarine USS Connecticut after surfacing through Arctic sea ice during an exercise near the 2011 Applied Physics Laboratory Ice Station north of Prudhoe Bay, Alaska March 18, 2011.

    U.S. Takes On Russia in Santa’s Backyard

    U.S. Takes On Russia in Santa’s Backyard

    President Barack Obama was recently in Alaska for three days to highlight the dangers of global climate change. The presidential tour included a stopover in an Inuit town north of the Arctic Circle that’s slowly succumbing to the rising sea.But an...

    USS Seawolf just finished a daring mission underneath the North Pole—and designed to send a signal to Moscow.

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    BeastStyle

    Jason Hirschhorn attends the Tribeca Talks: Future Of Film Lunch Series 4 during the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival at the 92Y Tribeca on April 26, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

    A Tech Guru’s Life-Changing Moment

    A Tech Guru’s Life-Changing Moment

    Last fall, when media and technology oracle Jason Hirschhorn was launching his much-anticipated REDEF site—a cunningly curated collection of mixed-media newsletters covering everything from fashion to music and supported to the tune of $2.25 milli...

    Media and tech oracle Jason Hirschhorn was a self-admitted workaholic—until a quadruple bypass made him rethink his life.

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    Prostitutes wearing masks demonstrate, on May 29, 2013 in Lyon, to denounce their working conditions and police repression.

    Sex Workers To Feds: Go F**k Yourself!

    Sex Workers To Feds: Go F**k Yourself!

    On August 25, Rentboy.com’s CEO, Jeffrey Hurant, was arrested along with six of his employees by agents from the Department of Homeland Security. Over the last two years the cabinet department, created in the aftermath of 9/11 to fight terrorism, ...

    In the wake of the government crackdown on Rentboy.com, sex workers are outraged and scared by the feds’ new obsession with escort sites.

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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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    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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    Prostitutes wearing masks demonstrate, on May 29, 2013 in Lyon, to denounce their working conditions and police repression.

    Sex Workers To Feds: Go F**k Yourself!

    Sex Workers To Feds: Go F**k Yourself!

    On August 25, Rentboy.com’s CEO, Jeffrey Hurant, was arrested along with six of his employees by agents from the Department of Homeland Security. Over the last two years the cabinet department, created in the aftermath of 9/11 to fight terrorism, ...

    In the wake of the government crackdown on Rentboy.com, sex workers are outraged and scared by the feds’ new obsession with escort sites.

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    Meet the Sugar Baby of the Year

    Meet the Sugar Baby of the Year

    It does not take talent or brains, nor a desire for World Peace to win this beauty pageant. Looking good in a swimsuit and striking a sexy pose are the criteria for judging the 12 girls competing for Sugar Baby of the Year.No, we’re not talking ab...

    The life of a sugar baby is shrouded in sexiness and stigma, but the women competing to be named Sugar Baby of the Year aspire for much more beyond the pageantry.

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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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    Singer and show host Miley Cyrus poses as she arrives at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles, California, August 30, 2015.  REUTERS/Danny Moloshok - RTX1QBZK

    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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    Meet the Sugar Baby of the Year

    Meet the Sugar Baby of the Year

    It does not take talent or brains, nor a desire for World Peace to win this beauty pageant. Looking good in a swimsuit and striking a sexy pose are the criteria for judging the 12 girls competing for Sugar Baby of the Year.No, we’re not talking ab...

    The life of a sugar baby is shrouded in sexiness and stigma, but the women competing to be named Sugar Baby of the Year aspire for much more beyond the pageantry.

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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...

      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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    The Knowledge Economy’s Sold-Out Talk

    The Knowledge Economy’s Sold-Out Talk

    Recently, a few English professors here at Chabot College, a community college in Hayward, California, had an email dialogue about the meanings of success for students in our basic skills program. Several cited Debra Humphreys’s 2012 article “What...

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    The Knowledge Economy’s Sold-Out Talk

    The Knowledge Economy’s Sold-Out Talk

    Recently, a few English professors here at Chabot College, a community college in Hayward, California, had an email dialogue about the meanings of success for students in our basic skills program. Several cited Debra Humphreys’s 2012 article “What...

    Too much of what we read in the literature for educators is over-determined by the use knowledge has for our pocketbooks or for the nation-state or Silicon Valley or some startup.

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    Ta-Nehisi Coates and the new wave of black nationalists are selling a line that is inimical to real racial progress in America.

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    Maybe Judy Blume Should Stick to Teens

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    U.S. President Barack Obama's supporters listen to his acceptance speech after winning the U.S. presidential election, in Chicago, Illinois, November 7, 2012.

    Economic Progress Beats Protests

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    The election of Barack Obama promised to inaugurate the dawn of a post-racial America. Instead we seem to be stepping ever deeper into a racial quagmire. The past two month saw the violent commemoration of the Ferguson protests, “the celebration” ...

    Ta-Nehisi Coates and the new wave of black nationalists are selling a line that is inimical to real racial progress in America.

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