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    In this April 26, 2016, photo, Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks during a rally at the Hoosier Gym in Knightstown, Ind. Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich are having a tough time attracting establishment Republican donors even as they intensify their efforts to derail the nomination of billionaire Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

    Cruz Seeks Divine Intervention

    Cruz Seeks Divine Intervention

    Hoosiers are Ted Cruz’s last hope. The near-universal consensus is that without a victory in Indiana’s Republican primary on May 3, Cruz will have no credible way of arguing that he could still snag the nomination. But if they give him a win, his ...

    The Texas senator needs a win in Indiana to stay relevant in the 2016 race, so he has enlisted the help of the three Gs: God, Glenn, and Gohmert.

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    Dick Nixon on Don Trump, the Gangster

    Dick Nixon on Don Trump, the Gangster

    The country cannot survive the stress and embarrassment of a trial.For the president to stand in the dock like a common thief would be a grave moral and legal wound.The president should do the right thing. ***I’ve heard all this before.I don’t h...

    I resigned from the White House to spare the nation a trial. This lightweight is asking to be judged by a jury even before he gets there.

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    Trump: Ugly Women Victimized Clinton

    Trump: Ugly Women Victimized Clinton

    Donald Trump plans to make former President Bill Clinton’s sexual history come back to haunt him by labelling him as an “abuser” of women.Yet nearly two decades ago, Trump verbally abused the very people he purports to defend—and e...

    Many moons ago, Trump said Bill Clinton was a ‘victim’ to an ugly group of female accusers.

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    In this April 26, 2016, photo, Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks during a rally at the Hoosier Gym in Knightstown, Ind. Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich are having a tough time attracting establishment Republican donors even as they intensify their efforts to derail the nomination of billionaire Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

    Cruz Seeks Divine Intervention

    Cruz Seeks Divine Intervention

    Hoosiers are Ted Cruz’s last hope. The near-universal consensus is that without a victory in Indiana’s Republican primary on May 3, Cruz will have no credible way of arguing that he could still snag the nomination. But if they give him a win, his ...

    The Texas senator needs a win in Indiana to stay relevant in the 2016 race, so he has enlisted the help of the three Gs: God, Glenn, and Gohmert.

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    Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., right, shakes hands with Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015, to discuss criminal justice reform with a bipartisan group of senators. A long-awaited bipartisan proposal to cut mandatory prison sentences for nonviolent offenders and promote more early release from federal prisons is scheduled to be disclosed Thursday by an influential group of senators who hope to build on backing from conservatives, progressives and the White House. From left are, Senate Minority Whip Richard Durbin of Ill., Booker, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, Scott, and Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn of Texas. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

    A Bipartisan Way to Wage War on Poverty

    A Bipartisan Way to Wage War on Poverty

    Demagogues always do well in economic downturns, but this surreal presidential cycle has so far been defined by the rise of populist anger during an economic expansion.One reason why: The recovery from the Great Recession has not been equally dist...

    America’s two black senators have a plan to steer some of the $2.3 trillion sitting under our mattresses into communities starved for investment.

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    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio listens to a reporter's question at a news conference at City Hall in the Manhattan borough of New York City, January 12, 2016. Blasio's office has received subpoenas from both state and federal prosecutors, according to the mayor's chief legal adviser, as investigators pursue a series of coordinated corruption probes that extend from City Hall to the police department.   REUTERS/Mike Segar/File Photo - RTX2C3FG

    Bill de Blasio’s Horse Stable Stink

    Bill de Blasio’s Horse Stable Stink

    Cities change. In New York for the past few centuries, two rare constants have been horse-drawn carriages and political corruption. Under Mayor Bill de Blasio, those two may be colliding.Multiple law enforcement probes are swirling around the Demo...

    New York City’s mayor insists he’s just trying to do the right thing. The feds appear to have some questions about that.

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    Stephen Colbert talks Larry Wilmore on 'The Late Show.'

    Colbert Defends Larry Wilmore’s ‘N-Word’

    Colbert Defends Larry Wilmore’s ‘N-Word’

    Larry Wilmore has spent the past 48 hours taking heat from pundits over what some naysayers viewed as an uneven—and even problematic—performance at President Obama’s final White House Correspondents’ Dinner.One man who knows what that feels like i...

    At the top of his ‘Late Show’ monologue Monday night, Stephen Colbert defended his ‘good friend’ Larry Wilmore.

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    "Verdict" -- As Peter\'s trial begins, Alicia works desperately to keep her husband from returning to jail. Also, Diane and Lucca move aggressively to expand the law firm, but face serious opposition from David Lee, on THE GOOD WIFE, Sunday, May 1 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured  (L-R)  Alan Cumming as Eli Gold, Julianna Margulies as Alicia Florrick,  Chris Noth as Peter Florrick and Christine Baranski as Diane Lockhart Photo: Jeff Neumann/CBS ©2016 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved

    The Good Wife—and Husband—Say Goodbye

    The Good Wife—and Husband—Say Goodbye

    There was a poignant line in Sunday night’s penultimate episode of The Good Wife, the groundbreaking CBS drama that will end its seven-season run this weekend. Juliana Margulies’s Alicia Florrick is in a room alone with her husband Peter (Chris No...

    With days to go before the show’s finale, ‘Good Wife’ creators Robert and Michelle King on what to expect, the show’s female empowerment, and the education of Alicia Florrick.

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    GLAAD: ‘Star Wars’ Needs Gay Characters

    GLAAD: ‘Star Wars’ Needs Gay Characters

    The Bechdel Test, coined by celebrated lesbian cartoonist Alison Bechdel, measures whether or not a film has two female characters who talk with each other about something other than a man. Its lesser known LGBT analogue, the Vito Russo Test, gau...

    In its annual Studio Responsibility Index, GLAAD found that movies’ LGBT characters are still too often reduced to tokens and punchlines. One franchise ripe for inclusion? ‘Star Wars.’

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    Darden Refused to Watch ‘People v. O.J.’

    Darden Refused to Watch ‘People v. O.J.’

    Just because The People v. O.J. Simpson has been over for a month doesn’t mean the nation has suddenly lost interest in the trial of last century. The Ryan Murphy-helmed miniseries is poised to rack up Emmys and Golden Globes later this year and a...

    Former O.J. Simpson prosecutor Christopher Darden broke his silence on Today about the popular FX series—and played coy about rumors of a romance with Marcia Clark.

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    "Verdict" -- As Peter\'s trial begins, Alicia works desperately to keep her husband from returning to jail. Also, Diane and Lucca move aggressively to expand the law firm, but face serious opposition from David Lee, on THE GOOD WIFE, Sunday, May 1 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured  (L-R)  Alan Cumming as Eli Gold, Julianna Margulies as Alicia Florrick,  Chris Noth as Peter Florrick and Christine Baranski as Diane Lockhart Photo: Jeff Neumann/CBS ©2016 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved

    The Good Wife—and Husband—Say Goodbye

    The Good Wife—and Husband—Say Goodbye

    There was a poignant line in Sunday night’s penultimate episode of The Good Wife, the groundbreaking CBS drama that will end its seven-season run this weekend. Juliana Margulies’s Alicia Florrick is in a room alone with her husband Peter (Chris No...

    With days to go before the show’s finale, ‘Good Wife’ creators Robert and Michelle King on what to expect, the show’s female empowerment, and the education of Alicia Florrick.

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    Game of Thrones’ Worst-Kept Secret

    Game of Thrones’ Worst-Kept Secret

    Like the proverbial Glenn crawling from under a dumpster, Game of Thrones revealed Jon Snow’s fate Sunday, in the exact way everyone predicted it would last June. Melisandre used the Lord of Light R’hllor’s power to jolt life back into Jon Snow’s ...

    The second episode of Thrones’ sixth season gave us the reveal we all saw coming. [Warning: Spoilers!] What version of the Lord Commander this is, however, remains to be seen.

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    Marvel's Captain America: Civil War

L to R: Hawkeye/Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner), Scarlet Witch/Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen), Captain America/Steve Rogers (Chris Evans), and Winter Soldier/Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan)

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    Captain America Is the Anti-Donald Trump

    Captain America Is the Anti-Donald Trump

    In Captain America: Civil War, the 13th film in Marvel’s connected superhero franchise, Earth’s Mightiest Heroes trigger a fatal international tragedy and then face off in their most existential battle to date: an internal war over how, why, and w...

    Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, who penned ‘Civil War’ and the upcoming ‘Avengers: Infinity War,’ on their new movie’s real world parallels.

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    NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 18:  Danny DeVito and Lucy DeVito visit at SiriusXM Studio on April 18, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images)

    Danny DeVito’s Perfect Goodbye

    Danny DeVito’s Perfect Goodbye

    The most touching film to emerge from this year’s Tribeca Film Festival is Curmudgeons, a 16-minute short from the DeVito family. It also serves as a lovingly made swan song for its star, the character actor David Margulies, who passed away shortl...

    The celebrated actor and his actress daughter Lucy open up about their film ‘Curmudgeons,’ North Carolina’s anti-LGBT ‘bathroom bill,’ and the origins of his viral #Trollfoot.

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    Game of Thrones’ Worst-Kept Secret

    Game of Thrones’ Worst-Kept Secret

    Like the proverbial Glenn crawling from under a dumpster, Game of Thrones revealed Jon Snow’s fate Sunday, in the exact way everyone predicted it would last June. Melisandre used the Lord of Light R’hllor’s power to jolt life back into Jon Snow’s ...

    The second episode of Thrones’ sixth season gave us the reveal we all saw coming. [Warning: Spoilers!] What version of the Lord Commander this is, however, remains to be seen.

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    World News

    TOPSHOT - Syrian civil defence volunteers and rescuers remove a baby from under the rubble of a destroyed building following a reported air strike on the rebel-held neighbourhood of al-Kalasa in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, on April 28, 2016.
The death toll from an upsurge of fighting in Syria's second city Aleppo rose despite a plea by the UN envoy for the warring sides to respect a February ceasefire. / AFP / AMEER ALHALBI        (Photo credit should read AMEER ALHALBI/AFP/Getty Images)

    Red Cross Chief: ‘What the Hell?’

    Red Cross Chief: ‘What the Hell?’

    The head of the International Committee of the Red Cross is on a mission to defend the Geneva Conventions—the decades-old laws of armed conflict meant to make war more humane, now being spurned by actors as diverse as the so-called Islamic State t...

    As certain presidential candidates advocate for flouting the Geneva Conventions, the head of the International Red Cross wants to remind us why we came up with the rules of war in th...

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    Europe's First Islamic Constitution?

    Europe’s First Islamic Constitution?

    Europe’s First Islamic Constitution?

    Calls by a top member of the ruling party of Turkey for an Islamic constitution to replace the secular basic law in place in the country, a NATO member and crucial U.S. ally, have been rejected by politicians from all stripes, including President ...

    A debate is raging in Turkey right now over what type of constitution the country should have in the modern world. Up for debate? Making it an Islamic one.

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    Why You’re Flying on ‘70s Gas Guzzlers

    Why You’re Flying on ‘70s Gas Guzzlers

    When more than 170 nations signed the Paris climate agreement in New York last week, aviation emissions were not included. Instead, the world’s airlines have been allowed more time to show that they really do get climate change and acknowledge the...

    As NASA develops radical new planet-friendly aircraft some U.S. carriers are actually adding planes designed in the ‘70s that smoke up the skies.

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    Saintly Nurse Executed for Being a Spy

    Saintly Nurse Executed for Being a Spy

    “MURDERED BY THE HUNS: ENLIST IN THE 99th AND HELP STOP SUCH ATROCITIES,” one Canadian postcard cried, circulating a photo of a woman with one of those prim Victorian collars looking angelic.  “MISS EDITH CAVELL: MURDERED,” a British postcard crie...

    Edith Cavell is remembered as a martyr shot in her nursing whites by a German firing squad but her death was used to increase bloodshed.

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    Europe's First Islamic Constitution?

    Europe’s First Islamic Constitution?

    Europe’s First Islamic Constitution?

    Calls by a top member of the ruling party of Turkey for an Islamic constitution to replace the secular basic law in place in the country, a NATO member and crucial U.S. ally, have been rejected by politicians from all stripes, including President ...

    A debate is raging in Turkey right now over what type of constitution the country should have in the modern world. Up for debate? Making it an Islamic one.

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    Stop Saying You Descended From Royalty

    Stop Saying You Descended From Royalty

    Ever aspired to marry into royalty? Maybe you have your eyes fixed on the now depleted pool of eligible English princes? Or you have imagined that you are the lost offspring of an important European monarch? Well, perhaps you are. A new study publ...

    How many times have you met somebody who said they can trace themselves to royalty?

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    Was George S. Patton a Sleazy Suck-Up?

    Was George S. Patton a Sleazy Suck-Up?

    Was George S. Patton a Sleazy Suck-Up?

    Enough of the heavy stuff. We covered battles from 216 BC to 1916 here, but not a lot thus far about some of the personalities who made these battles, the generals and admirals of military history. Let us change direction and talk about somebody e...

    He’s now remembered best for his slap, but George S. Patton wasn’t always such a tough guy.

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    TAXCO, MEXICO - MARCH 23: Penitents during the Procession of The Holy Trinity at Templo de la Santisima Trinidad on March 23, 2016 in Taxco, Mexico. Every year, Mexican People celebrate the Holy Week with many different processions all over the country, one of the most known is the one in Taxco, where citicens of the town take the streets marching while whipping their back or carrying thorny sticks. (Photo by Hector Vivas/LatinContent/Getty Images)

    When Hollywood Flocked to Cartel Country

    When Hollywood Flocked to Cartel Country

    TAXCO, Mexico — It was Holy Week in Mexico, and the village of Taxco in the state of Guerrero was atoning for its sins with the grisly processions that have been a fixture here since at least 1598 (with the occasional decades-long hiatus, dependin...

    Taxco, on the road to Iguala where students disappeared, has long been known for scenic streets and beautiful silver. But some of its history is dark indeed.

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    Stop Saying You Descended From Royalty

    Stop Saying You Descended From Royalty

    Ever aspired to marry into royalty? Maybe you have your eyes fixed on the now depleted pool of eligible English princes? Or you have imagined that you are the lost offspring of an important European monarch? Well, perhaps you are. A new study publ...

    How many times have you met somebody who said they can trace themselves to royalty?

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    What’s Good for Vets Is Bad for Cats

    What’s Good for Vets Is Bad for Cats

    It’s like a scene out of a torture session that the CIA would later deny: a captor drugs and ties down the victim and begins sawing through his feet, severing ligaments, tendons, and nerves, and crushing bones. The victim is then forced to walk im...

    Vets make big bucks off declawing surgery—and now their leaders are spending thousands to kill a proposed ban on the procedure.

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    Soldier Charged With Rape, Kidnapping

    Soldier Charged With Rape, Kidnapping

    A Fort Bragg soldier was arrested by the Fayetteville, North Carolina, police on Friday on charges of allegedly kidnapping and sexually assaulting a fellow soldier.Johnathan Simpson serves in the same unit as his accuser, local police said on Satu...

    A married sergeant—and a veteran of the war in Afghanistan—was arrested by local police for allegedly abducting and sexaully assaulting a woman in his unit.

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    Navy Smeared Accused Spy, Family Says

    Navy Smeared Accused Spy, Family Says

    The family of a Navy officer accused of espionage has launched a counter-attack on the military, accusing officials of painting a “sensationalized” tale of his activities through press leaks and of withholding evidence that might be used against h...

    The supporters of Navy officer Edward Lin have launched a new website and a counterattack against his accusers.

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    What’s Good for Vets Is Bad for Cats

    What’s Good for Vets Is Bad for Cats

    It’s like a scene out of a torture session that the CIA would later deny: a captor drugs and ties down the victim and begins sawing through his feet, severing ligaments, tendons, and nerves, and crushing bones. The victim is then forced to walk im...

    Vets make big bucks off declawing surgery—and now their leaders are spending thousands to kill a proposed ban on the procedure.

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    How NC's About to Screw Every Minority

    How NC’s About to Hurt Every Minority

    How NC’s About to Hurt Every Minority

    In a desperate attempt to revive his sinking campaign, Ted Cruz is playing the “transgender bathroom” card in Indiana. With his 5- and 7-year-old daughters in hand, and in a stunning display of ignorance and demagoguery, Mr. Cruz said Tuesday, “If...

    Bathroom-obsessed conservatives may have targeted transgender people with HB 2, but they also hurt other minorities.

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    Let’s Ditch the ‘Big, Bad Wolf’ Cliché

    Let’s Ditch the ‘Big, Bad Wolf’ Cliché

    Taking an even longer view of the human—wolf relationship, let’s remember that this species came to us in friendship perhaps more than 30,000 years ago, according to an emerging consensus among paleontologists. Pre-agricultural people and wolves m...

    Wolves and their canine descendants are among our oldest animal partners, and yet we continue to hunt and kill them out of irrational fears that blind us to their many benefits.

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    MARSEILLE, FRANCE - APRIL 30:  (FRANCE OUT)  The inventor of a flying machine, Fly Board Air, Franky Zapata uses his creation on April 30, 2016 in Marseille, France.  The Flyboard Air, with its company Zapata Racing (ZR), gives its first public demonstration allowing a man to fly by air propulsion. Zapata, the French jet ski champion who invented the Fly board Air, has set a new Guinness World Record for the furthest hover board flight. Zapata achieved the feat off the coast of Sausset-les-Pins in the south of France, riding his Fly board Air hover board for a distance of more than 2,252 meters (7,388) feet).  (Photo by Clement Mahoudeau/IP/Getty Images)

    Real Hoverboards Are a Legal Disaster

    Real Hoverboards Are a Legal Disaster

    We finally got what we wanted: after a year of tolerating annoying dual-wheeled “hoverboard” impostors, two different inventors have brought to market real, genuinely hovering personal vehicles that are meant for carefree gliding above the pavemen...

    The problem with creating a new vehicle is that the second it’s created, it’s already illegal.

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    Robot Wars Will Not Be Against Robots

    Robot Wars Will Not Be Against Robots

    The last time I spoke at West Point, I was asked by a cadet if I worried that increased automation would lead to an eventual robot war. I joked that I wasn’t worried about the Cylons from “Battlestar Galactica” or Skynet from the “Terminator” movi...

    While much of the worrying by humans about robots has focused on a war against robots, little is given to thinking about war by those displaced by robots.

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    Toad Venom: Weird Trip or Cancer Cure?

    Toad Venom: Weird Trip or Cancer Cure?

    “It was as though I was swimming in an ocean of myself,” one Erowid user wrote of smoking toad venom. “The intensity was beyond belief.”A naturally occurring psychedelic, toad venom—or 5-MeO-DMT—is as bizarre as it sounds. Banned in the U.S. but l...

    New research makes a compelling case for toad venom as a cancer fighter. But smoking it to get high? Not a great idea.

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    Sorry Bigots, Your Memes Are Wrong

    Sorry Bigots, Your Memes Are Wrong

    If you see a viral anti-transgender post circulating on Facebook, chances are it’s fake.The good folks at the myth-busting website Snopes have been working overtime during the American Family Association’s boycott of Target to disprove stories and...

    Anti-trans, Target-boycotting memes are all over social media. And they’re all fake.

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    Robot Wars Will Not Be Against Robots

    Robot Wars Will Not Be Against Robots

    The last time I spoke at West Point, I was asked by a cadet if I worried that increased automation would lead to an eventual robot war. I joked that I wasn’t worried about the Cylons from “Battlestar Galactica” or Skynet from the “Terminator” movi...

    While much of the worrying by humans about robots has focused on a war against robots, little is given to thinking about war by those displaced by robots.

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    Oklahoma: Drunk Girls Can’t Get Raped

    Oklahoma: Drunk Girls Can’t Get Raped

    On March 24, an Oklahoma appeals court unanimously ruled that “forcible sodomy cannot occur where a victim is so intoxicated as to be completely unconscious at the time of the sexual act of oral copulation” (PDF). 

Translated into English: Forcin...

    Bizarre loopholes and double standards in rape legislation aren’t just confined to Oklahoma.

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    Why You Can’t Shake the 3 p.m. Munchies

    Why You Can’t Shake the 3 p.m. Munchies

    By K. Aleisha Fetters, Life by Daily BurnIt’s 3 p.m. on a Tuesday and you’d do anything for a donut… with chocolate filling… and those rainbow sprinkles on top. Are you hungry? Bored? You may just have a case of the “sleep munchies.” According to ...

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    Will Ferrell, Do Not Mock My Father

    Will Ferrell, Do Not Mock My Father

    Dear Mr. Ferrell,I saw the news bulletin—as did everyone—that you intend to portray my father in the throes of Alzheimer’s for a comedy that you are also producing.Perhaps you have managed to retain some ignorance about Alzheimer’s and other versi...

    Ferrell is set to play Reagan with Alzheimer’s in a comedy movie. In an open letter, his daughter say she’s horrified her father’s illness will be played for laughs.

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    Drunk woman sleeping on bed with bottle of wine.

    Oklahoma: Drunk Girls Can’t Get Raped

    Oklahoma: Drunk Girls Can’t Get Raped

    On March 24, an Oklahoma appeals court unanimously ruled that “forcible sodomy cannot occur where a victim is so intoxicated as to be completely unconscious at the time of the sexual act of oral copulation” (PDF). 

Translated into English: Forcin...

    Bizarre loopholes and double standards in rape legislation aren’t just confined to Oklahoma.

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    Conservative Member of Parliament Louise Mensch attends the Department of Culture Media and Sport press conference announcing a cross-party report on phone hacking at Portcullis House in London May 1, 2012. Rupert Murdoch is unfit to run a major international company and should take responsibility for a culture of illegal phone hacking that has shaken News Corp , a powerful British parliamentary committee said on Tuesday.

    The Woman Running ‘Gawker’ for the Right

    The Woman Running ‘Gawker’ for the Right

    Say what you will about Louise Mensch—and nearly everything has been said (occasionally by Mensch herself) about the former Tory MP who quit her rural Northamptonshire seat, moved to Manhattan’s Upper West Side with her rock ’n’ roll manager-husba...

    The former Tory MP Louise Mensch is running Heat Street, a new right-leaning website she wants to be ‘a little snarky and punky perhaps, and anti-political correctness.’

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    Singer Rihanna at Rihanna's 8th album artwork reveal for "ANTI" at MAMA Gallery on October 7, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

    Chokers: Not Just for Goths

    Chokers: Not Just for Goths

    I first saw it on Alison Brie, Mad Men’s Trudy Campbell, early on during New York Fashion Week last February: a navy blue ribbon hugging her neck like a collar, an accessory that often doubled as a headband in the ’90s and was especially popular a...

    Chokers have suddenly been appearing around some very fashionable necks—Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner among them. How long will the choker’s moment last?

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    American opera singer Marian Anderson (1897 - 1993) performs on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC, Easter Sunday.   (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

    The Amazing Story of the Woman on the $5

    The Amazing Story of the Woman on the $5

    On Easter Sunday, 1939, on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., then-Secretary of the Interior and past head of the Chicago NAACP Harold Ickes stepped to the microphone and addressed a desegregated crowd of 75 thousand spectators...

    Marian Anderson sang a landmark 1939 concert at the Lincoln Memorial, and blazed a trail for other black classical singers. Now she is being celebrated on U.S. currency.

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    Princess Charlotte Photographed by Kate

    Princess Charlotte Photographed by Kate

    Kate may be on the cover of Vogue, but, whisper it, we prefer these new pictures of her daughter Princess Charlotte, who turns one tomorrow.Yes, it seems like more than a year ago we were lined up outside the Lindo wing for a second time, but, app...

    New pictures released to mark Charlotte's first birthday

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    Singer Rihanna at Rihanna's 8th album artwork reveal for "ANTI" at MAMA Gallery on October 7, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

    Chokers: Not Just for Goths

    Chokers: Not Just for Goths

    I first saw it on Alison Brie, Mad Men’s Trudy Campbell, early on during New York Fashion Week last February: a navy blue ribbon hugging her neck like a collar, an accessory that often doubled as a headband in the ’90s and was especially popular a...

    Chokers have suddenly been appearing around some very fashionable necks—Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner among them. How long will the choker’s moment last?

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    Is It Time to Forgive Rudyard Kipling?

    Is It Time to Forgive Rudyard Kipling?

    During his lifetime, Rudyard Kipling seemed like a man who could do no wrong. Like his contemporary Mark Twain, he possessed the enviable ability to appeal to both children and adults. Critics loved him, too, and so did his fellow writers. Henry J...

    The ‘Jungle Book’ author wrote a lot of jingoistic trash, but judging him by the standards of our time, not his, serves him poorly and obscures his true genius. 


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    George Plimpton’s Gridiron Nightmare

    George Plimpton’s Gridiron Nightmare

    By the time George Plimpton starting writing for Sports Illustrated in the late ’50s, he’d already made a name for himself running The Paris Review, where The Art of Fiction interviews with famous writers redefined examinations of the creative pro...

    In book after book, he was the Everyman who donned a uniform and played against the pros, never more appallingly or hilariously than when he quarterbacked the Detroit Lions.

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    How to Get Drunk at Jazzfest

    How to Get Drunk at Jazzfest

    New Orleanians love any excuse to throw a party. While Mardi Gras is the granddaddy of all NOLA celebrations, the annual Jazz & Heritage Festival is a close second.The event, which runs through Sunday, May 1, features an all-star lineup of mus...

    Drinking is better if you’re at New Orleans’ famed Jazz Fest, obviously, but—if not—mix up these at home instead.

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    Is It Time to Forgive Rudyard Kipling?

    Is It Time to Forgive Rudyard Kipling?

    During his lifetime, Rudyard Kipling seemed like a man who could do no wrong. Like his contemporary Mark Twain, he possessed the enviable ability to appeal to both children and adults. Critics loved him, too, and so did his fellow writers. Henry J...

    The ‘Jungle Book’ author wrote a lot of jingoistic trash, but judging him by the standards of our time, not his, serves him poorly and obscures his true genius. 


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    • Leicester City's Argentinian striker Leonardo Ulloa celebrates after scoring their second goal from the penalty spot to equalise 2-2 as West Ham United's Spanish goalkeeper Adrian (R) reacts during the English Premier League football match between Leicester City and West Ham United at King Power Stadium in Leicester, central England on April 17, 2016. / AFP / ADRIAN DENNIS / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.  /         (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)

      Soccer's Most Unlikely Champs: Leicester

      The odds against Leicester’s victory in Britain’s Premier League were 5,000 to 1.

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    Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey elephants Bunny, Susie and Minnie line up for a hot dog bun eating contest July 2, 2010 in Coney Island, New York. The three elephants competed against three adult males to see who could eat the most buns. The three elephants competed against three adult males to see who could eat the most buns. The elephants won, 41 dozen for the elephants and 15 dozen for the men. AFP PHOTO / DON EMMERT (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

    Circus Elephants Get Sad New Home

    Circus Elephants Get Sad New Home

    Ringling Bros.’ elephants are finally free from the circus, but their new home may not be much better.

    SPACE, SPACE:  This artist's impression released 19 February, 2004 by the European Space Agency (ESA) illustrates the tremendous gravitational pull of a giant black hole (dark circle lower-R) on a passing star(R). The doomed object is first stretched by tidal forces until it is torn apart. Most of the gas making up the star is lost from the system but some of it is trapped by the black hole and forms a disc of gas around it. In the disc, the gas is heated to millions of degrees and emits in the X-rays, before disappearing forever, swallowed by the black hole. It is precisely the signature of this disc that ESA's XMM-Newton has detected. AFP PHOTO/ESA and Stefanie Komossa (Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics)  (Photo credit should read ESA/AFP/Getty Images)

    We’re Even Closer to Living in Space Now

    We’re Even Closer to Living in Space Now

    Scientists have discovered three planets that could be able to sustain life.

    TOPSHOT - A Kenya Wildlife Services (KWS) ranger stands guard in front illegal stockpiles of burning elephant tusks at the Nairobi National Park on April 30, 2016.
Eleven giant pyres of tusks were set alight Saturday as Kenya torched its vast ivory stockpile in a grand gesture aimed at shocking the world into stopping the slaughter of elephants. Lighting the fire in Nairobi's national park, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta demanded a total ban on trade in ivory to end the "murderous" trafficking and prevent the extinction of elephants in the wild. / AFP / CARL DE SOUZA        (Photo credit should read CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images)

    Kenya Burned $150M of ‘Worthless’ Ivory

    Kenya Burned $150M of ‘Worthless’ Ivory

    Kenya’s president says no matter how much the ivory was worth, it’s useless to Kenya.

    Thom Yorke, lead singer of the British band Radiohead, performs at the Optimus Alive music festival at Alges, on the outskirts of Lisbon, on July 15, 2012.  The Optimus Alive music festival runs from July 13 to July 15.     AFP PHOTO / PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA        (Photo credit should read PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA/AFP/GettyImages)

    Radiohead Disappears from Internet

    Radiohead Disappears from Internet

    The band’s entire Web presence has vanished—right before its new album is supposed to drop.

    • TOPSHOT - A Kenya Wildlife Services (KWS) ranger stands guard in front illegal stockpiles of burning elephant tusks at the Nairobi National Park on April 30, 2016.
Eleven giant pyres of tusks were set alight Saturday as Kenya torched its vast ivory stockpile in a grand gesture aimed at shocking the world into stopping the slaughter of elephants. Lighting the fire in Nairobi's national park, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta demanded a total ban on trade in ivory to end the "murderous" trafficking and prevent the extinction of elephants in the wild. / AFP / CARL DE SOUZA        (Photo credit should read CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images)

      Kenya Burned $150M of ‘Worthless’ Ivory

      Kenya’s president says no matter how much the ivory was worth, it’s useless to Kenya.

    • Thom Yorke, lead singer of the British band Radiohead, performs at the Optimus Alive music festival at Alges, on the outskirts of Lisbon, on July 15, 2012.  The Optimus Alive music festival runs from July 13 to July 15.     AFP PHOTO / PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA        (Photo credit should read PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA/AFP/GettyImages)

      Radiohead Disappears from Internet

      The band’s entire Web presence has vanished—right before its new album is supposed to drop.

    SPACE, SPACE:  This artist's impression released 19 February, 2004 by the European Space Agency (ESA) illustrates the tremendous gravitational pull of a giant black hole (dark circle lower-R) on a passing star(R). The doomed object is first stretched by tidal forces until it is torn apart. Most of the gas making up the star is lost from the system but some of it is trapped by the black hole and forms a disc of gas around it. In the disc, the gas is heated to millions of degrees and emits in the X-rays, before disappearing forever, swallowed by the black hole. It is precisely the signature of this disc that ESA's XMM-Newton has detected. AFP PHOTO/ESA and Stefanie Komossa (Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics)  (Photo credit should read ESA/AFP/Getty Images)

    We’re Even Closer to Living in Space Now

    We’re Even Closer to Living in Space Now

    Scientists have discovered three planets that could be able to sustain life.

    A photo taken on April 11, 2015 in Lauwin-Planque, northern France, shows a site of the Amazon electronic commerce company.  AFP PHOTO PHILIPPE HUGUEN        (Photo credit should read PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images)

    Amazon Pays for Kids’ In-Game Purchases

    Amazon Pays for Kids’ In-Game Purchases

    The currencies were imaginary, but the purchases were real—and Amazon has to pay for them.

    Pro BMX rider Nigel Sylvester's second installment of his series, Go!

    Watch BMX Star Nigel Sylvester Shred LA

    Watch BMX Star Nigel Sylvester Shred LA

    A firsthand look at riding like a pro.

    AGNIBILEKROU, IVORY COAST:  Chickens range inside a shed 31 March 2006 on a farm in Agnibilekrou. Poultry farmers in the area are battling not the the dreaded H1N5 flu virus which has not yet hit the country but the pyscosis it has entrained. Poultry sales have plumeted, puting in peril the livelyhood of over 1 million people due to the fears the population has of contracting the virus through the consumption of chiken meat. PHOTO AFP/KAMBOU SIA  (Photo credit should read KAMBOU SIA/AFP/Getty Images)

    Millions of Pounds of Chicken Recalled

    Millions of Pounds of Chicken Recalled

    Pilgrim's Pride is recalling 4,568,080 pounds of chicken that may contain plastic, wood, rubber, and metal.

    • Pro BMX rider Nigel Sylvester's second installment of his series, Go!

      Watch BMX Star Nigel Sylvester Shred LA

      A firsthand look at riding like a pro.

    • AGNIBILEKROU, IVORY COAST:  Chickens range inside a shed 31 March 2006 on a farm in Agnibilekrou. Poultry farmers in the area are battling not the the dreaded H1N5 flu virus which has not yet hit the country but the pyscosis it has entrained. Poultry sales have plumeted, puting in peril the livelyhood of over 1 million people due to the fears the population has of contracting the virus through the consumption of chiken meat. PHOTO AFP/KAMBOU SIA  (Photo credit should read KAMBOU SIA/AFP/Getty Images)

      Millions of Pounds of Chicken Recalled

      Pilgrim's Pride is recalling 4,568,080 pounds of chicken that may contain plastic, wood, rubber, and metal.

    A photo taken on April 11, 2015 in Lauwin-Planque, northern France, shows a site of the Amazon electronic commerce company.  AFP PHOTO PHILIPPE HUGUEN        (Photo credit should read PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images)

    Amazon Pays for Kids’ In-Game Purchases

    Amazon Pays for Kids’ In-Game Purchases

    The currencies were imaginary, but the purchases were real—and Amazon has to pay for them.