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    Jeb Bush Goes Clear

    Jeb Bush Goes Clear

    Ever wonder how much Jeb! Bush paid in taxes?Then this might be the most glorious night of your life. Late this afternoon—and a few minutes ahead of schedule—Jeb Bush released a cache of tax returns, starting in 1981.In a post on his website, he t...

    Jeb Bush wants you to see how much money he made over three decades—and to judge Hillary for paying less in taxes than him.

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

    The Dumbest Stuff Trump Ever Said

    The Dumbest Stuff Trump Ever Said

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

    A definitive list.

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

    Christie Promises Cringeworthy Campaign

    Christie Promises Cringeworthy Campaign

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

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

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    Jeb Bush Goes Clear

    Jeb Bush Goes Clear

    Ever wonder how much Jeb! Bush paid in taxes?Then this might be the most glorious night of your life. Late this afternoon—and a few minutes ahead of schedule—Jeb Bush released a cache of tax returns, starting in 1981.In a post on his website, he t...

    Jeb Bush wants you to see how much money he made over three decades—and to judge Hillary for paying less in taxes than him.

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    Scott Walker’s Anti-Gay Transition

    Scott Walker’s Anti-Gay Transition

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

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

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    Inequality: Where Right and Left Agree

    Inequality: Where Right and Left Agree

    Liberal Harvard professor Robert Putnam and self-described “Grinch” Charles Murray may be ideological opposites, but both agree it’s time to invest more in helping poor kids succeed.“I’m a libertarian, I don’t do solutions,” Murray said, partly fo...

    Harvard’s Robert Putnam and ‘The Bell Curve’ author Charles Murray insist it’s time to save the American underclass.

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    Watch Kendrick Lamar Fly in New Video

    Watch Kendrick Lamar Fly in New Video

    In Kendrick Lamar’s new video for the track “Alright,” cops carry a car full of Lamar and friends on their shoulders like a coffin. Shots are fired, money is thrown out of windows, and Lamar floats through the air above the chaos, flying through t...

    The rapper does his own stunts.

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

    Angry Journey Drummer Charged With Rape

    Angry Journey Drummer Charged With Rape

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

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

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    Actors Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner step out together on April 24, 2015 in Brentwood, California. Ben has apologized for attempting to remove a segment about his slave owning ancestors on PBS show "Finding Your Roots." Affleck took to Facebook to say, "I was embarrassed. The very thought left a bad taste in my mouth. I regret my initial thoughts that the issue of slavery not be included in the story. We deserve neither credit nor blame for our ancestors and the degree of interest in this story suggests that we are, as a nation, still grappling with the terrible legacy of slavery. It is an examination well worth continuing. I am glad that my story, however indirectly, will contribute to that discussion. While I don’t like that the guy is an ancestor, I am happy that aspect of our country’s history is being talked about." FameFlynet, Inc - Beverly Hills, CA, USA - +1 (818) 307-4813

    The Agonizing End of Bennifer

    The Agonizing End of Bennifer

    In the whiplash age of TMZ, there’s something to be said for the rare slow march to inevitability that was Tuesday’s official announcement that Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner split.The pair, who spent 10 years proudly reigning as the couple I mos...

    Hollywood’s most adorable couple is divorcing. We are inconsolable. But through the tears we see the light: a bright future for Jennifer Garner.

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    Father John Misty Revives ‘The Suburbs’

    Father John Misty Revives ‘The Suburbs’

    Josh Tillman, AKA Father John Misty, AKA the guy who was the drummer for Fleet Foxes, has managed to make quite a splash with his assumed persona combining über hipster snark and Jim Morrison’s pelvic thrusting dance moves.For his latest in a stri...

    See why his Arcade Fire cover is breaking the Internet.

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

    Angry Journey Drummer Charged With Rape

    Angry Journey Drummer Charged With Rape

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

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

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    Chris Pratt’s Bizarro Lost SNL Skit

    Chris Pratt’s Bizarro Lost SNL Skit

    Sometimes, Saturday Night Live cuts sketches from the live broadcast for time. Sometimes, they cut them because they’re unbelievably bad. And sometimes—just sometimes—they cut sketches because they’re simply too awesome for TV.This recently releas...

    Weird sketch from ‘Jurassic World’ star’s hosting turn from last September.

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

    Millennials Won’t Pay for Apple Music

    Millennials Won’t Pay for Apple Music

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

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

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    Orange is the New Black

    OITNB’s Used-Panty Business Is Real

    OITNB’s Used-Panty Business Is Real

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

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

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    Chris Pratt’s Bizarro Lost SNL Skit

    Chris Pratt’s Bizarro Lost SNL Skit

    Sometimes, Saturday Night Live cuts sketches from the live broadcast for time. Sometimes, they cut them because they’re unbelievably bad. And sometimes—just sometimes—they cut sketches because they’re simply too awesome for TV.This recently releas...

    Weird sketch from ‘Jurassic World’ star’s hosting turn from last September.

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    World News

    A Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) fighter walks near residents who had fled Tel Abyad, as they re-enter Syria from Turkey after the YPG took control of the area, at Tel Abyad town, Raqqa governorate, Syria, June 23, 2015. REUTERS/Rodi Said - RTX1HPW9

    Are Jordan and Turkey Invading Syria?

    Are Jordan and Turkey Invading Syria?

    Four years in to Syria’s civil war and same ideas keep coming up. This week, buffer zones were back in the news as they have been periodically since they were first floated in 2012 as to way to protect the civilian population from Bashar al-Assad’...

    Or are they just messaging to Obama that they’ve had enough with his non-policy?

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    Spies Warned Feds About Mega-Hack Danger

    Spies Warned Feds About Mega-Hack Danger

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

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

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    Anti-austerity protesters burn a euro note during a demonstration outside the European Union (EU) offices in Athens, Greece June 28, 2015. Greece said it may impose capital controls and keep its banks shut on Monday after creditors refused to extend the country's bailout and savers queued to withdraw cash, taking Athens' standoff with the European Union and the International Monetary Fund to a dangerous new level. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis - RTX1I5FV

    The Pyromaniac Demagogue of Greece

    The Pyromaniac Demagogue of Greece

    PARIS — As I write on June 30, no one knows what turn the crisis in Greece will take.I have written enough about my anger at today’s soulless Europe, a Europe without a plan worthy of the name, one unfaithful both to its values and to its founding...

    The Greek prime minister is trying to pass off responsibility for a looming train wreck that he, and he alone, has engineered.

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    Pentagon Fires Trans Troops in Secret

    Pentagon Fires Trans Troops in Secret

    Marriage equality is the law of the land. And now, the push is on for the next frontier of civil rights—transgender rights, including the right to serve openly in the military.And yet, no one in the military even knows how many have been forced to...

    Willfully clueless: That’s the best way to describe the Pentagon’s current attitude toward transgender service members. But there may be changes ahead.

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    Spies Warned Feds About Mega-Hack Danger

    Spies Warned Feds About Mega-Hack Danger

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

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

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    Canadian Killer Gets a Dating Profile

    Canadian Killer Gets a Dating Profile

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

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

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

    Another Nice Mess the Saudis Got Us Into

    Another Nice Mess the Saudis Got Us Into

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

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

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

    Britain’s Agony and Anger Over Massacre

    Britain’s Agony and Anger Over Massacre

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

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

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    Canadian Killer Gets a Dating Profile

    Canadian Killer Gets a Dating Profile

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

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

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    U.S. News

    Is This Kid’s Haircut Too Extreme?

    Is This Kid’s Haircut Too Extreme?

    Jalyn Broussard couldn’t wait to show off his new ‘do. The kindergartener got a haircut he saw on a basketball player and thought he looked pretty good: a “modern fade” that’s longer in the middle and shorter on the sides.Even the principal chirpe...

    Bay Area teachers sent little Jalyn Broussard home for having a ‘distracting’ haircut at school—but his mother says it was a matter of racial discrimination.

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

    Angry Journey Drummer Charged With Rape

    Angry Journey Drummer Charged With Rape

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

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

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    Can This Man Buy an Election From Jail?

    Can This Man Buy an Election From Jail?

    By Carrie LevineSuper PACs have been formed by journalists, by space nerds, and even by Stephen Colbert.Now, for the first time, a super PAC is being masterminded from behind bars.Adam Savader this week formed Second Chance PAC. It may raise and s...

    Adam Savader, a former Romney and Gingrich campaign intern who was convicted of holding hacked nude photos for ransom, now has a super PAC of his own—which he operates from behind bars.

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    Is This Kid’s Haircut Too Extreme?

    Is This Kid’s Haircut Too Extreme?

    Jalyn Broussard couldn’t wait to show off his new ‘do. The kindergartener got a haircut he saw on a basketball player and thought he looked pretty good: a “modern fade” that’s longer in the middle and shorter on the sides.Even the principal chirpe...

    Bay Area teachers sent little Jalyn Broussard home for having a ‘distracting’ haircut at school—but his mother says it was a matter of racial discrimination.

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    Professor Fired For Lame PG-13 Jokes

    Professor Fired For Lame PG-13 Jokes

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

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

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    Ultra-Orthodox Jews Debate a Female $10

    Ultra-Orthodox Jews Debate a Female $10

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

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

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    Rats Dream About Tomorrow’s Plans

    Rats Dream About Tomorrow’s Plans

    Humans aren’t the only ones thinking about a better tomorrow. Rats too spend their nights dreaming of their desired futures, according to new research.The study, out of the University College London (UCL), says that sleeping rats “dream” of findin...

    New research out of the University College London suggest rats dream about the future.

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    Male Contraception

    The Best Way to Stop Men Making Babies

    The Best Way to Stop Men Making Babies

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

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

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    How the Weather Became Predictable

    Darwin’s Captain Was 1800s’ Al Roker

    Darwin’s Captain Was 1800s’ Al Roker

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    Male Contraception

    The Best Way to Stop Men Making Babies

    The Best Way to Stop Men Making Babies

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

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

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    Biologists vs. Engineers

    Biologists vs. Engineers

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

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

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    What’s So Fun About Fake Data?

    What’s So Fun About Fake Data?

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

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

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    I Watched 100 Cat Videos for Science

    I Watched 100 Cat Videos for Science

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

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

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    Biologists vs. Engineers

    Biologists vs. Engineers

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

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

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    Donald Trump, chairman and president of the Trump Organization and the founder of Trump Entertainment Resorts, speaks at a National Press Club Newsmaker Luncheon in Washington, DC, on May 27, 2014. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad        (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

    Adios, Señor Trump!

    Adios, Señor Trump!

    Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump—who boasted that “I’m really rich” during his stream-of-consciousness announcement speech in which he also insulted Mexican immigrants as rapists and drug dealers—is going to be a little less rich becau...

    Donald Trump and NBC may be headed to court after the network fired the presidential candidate over his speech trashing Mexican immigrants.

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    Male Contraception

    The Best Way to Stop Men Making Babies

    The Best Way to Stop Men Making Babies

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

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

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    When Creepy Kids Are Part of an Art Show

    When Creepy Kids Are Part of an Art Show

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

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

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    The Molecular Music Written In DNA

    The Molecular Music Written In DNA

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

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

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    Male Contraception

    The Best Way to Stop Men Making Babies

    The Best Way to Stop Men Making Babies

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

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

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

    The Rise of Kate Middleton’s Mom

    The Rise of Kate Middleton’s Mom

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Inside Tokyo’s Amazing Temple Of Fish

    Inside Tokyo’s Amazing Temple Of Fish

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

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

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

    The Rise of Kate Middleton’s Mom

    The Rise of Kate Middleton’s Mom

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

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

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    How the Weather Became Predictable

    Darwin’s Captain Was 1800s’ Al Roker

    Darwin’s Captain Was 1800s’ Al Roker

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

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

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    • Blame Jefferson for the Confederate Flag

      Blame Jefferson for the Confederate Flag

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

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

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    The Week’s Best Longreads

    The Week’s Best Longreads

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

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

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    Congress: It’s Time to Legalize Drugs

    Congress: It’s Time to Legalize Drugs

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

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

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

    A Husband’s Death And Hostages’ Freedom

    A Husband’s Death And Hostages’ Freedom

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

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

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    The Week’s Best Longreads

    The Week’s Best Longreads

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

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

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    She Paved the Way for Helen Keller

    She Paved the Way for Helen Keller

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

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

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    Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
Directed by David Yates
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    She Paved the Way for Helen Keller

    She Paved the Way for Helen Keller

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

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

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