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    Demonstrators shout during a "Freedom of Speech Rally Round II" outside the Islamic Community Center in Phoenix, Arizona May 29, 2015. More than 200 protesters, some armed, berated Islam and its Prophet Mohammed outside an Arizona mosque on Friday in a provocative protest that was denounced by counterprotesters shouting "Go home, Nazis," weeks after an anti-Muslim event in Texas came under attack by two gunmen. REUTERS/Nancy Wiechec

    Real U.S. Muslim Threat Is Against Us

    Real U.S. Muslim Threat Is Against Us

    There’s a growing threat in America involving Muslims. The FBI has even recently issued a warning to alert local law enforcement about it. But our politicians and media continue to ignore it.The threat I’m speaking of is not “radical Islam,” as th...

    A parade of white extremists has been nabbed recently for plotting to kill Muslims. Have you read about it? Didn’t think so.

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    Duke Says Trump is Good on Mexicans, Still Too Jewey

    David Duke: Trump Too Zionist for Me

    David Duke: Trump Too Zionist for Me

    David Duke is biding his time before he announces his all-important endorsement in the 2016 election.Contrary to previous reports, the former Ku Klux Klan leader was adamant in a conversation with The Daily Beast that he has yet to throw his suppo...

    The white supremacist insists he has not endorsed the billionaire—because while Duke likes Trump’s immigration plans, his support of Israel is a problem.

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    U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump takes the stage for a campaign town hall meeting in Derry, New Hampshire August 19, 2015.   REUTERS/Brian Snyder - RTX1OV0Q

    Trump Hates Lobbyists—Except His Own

    Trump Hates Lobbyists—Except His Own

    Donald Trump says he hates what lobbyists and super PACs are doing to our political system. According to him, his most attractive quality as a candidate—besides, obviously, his terrific looks—is his wealth, because it means Trump will never find h...

    He famously claims he’s the only candidate not controlled by special interests because he ‘doesn’t need anybody’s money.’ Tell that to the guys from his PAC.

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    Demonstrators shout during a "Freedom of Speech Rally Round II" outside the Islamic Community Center in Phoenix, Arizona May 29, 2015. More than 200 protesters, some armed, berated Islam and its Prophet Mohammed outside an Arizona mosque on Friday in a provocative protest that was denounced by counterprotesters shouting "Go home, Nazis," weeks after an anti-Muslim event in Texas came under attack by two gunmen. REUTERS/Nancy Wiechec

    Real U.S. Muslim Threat Is Against Us

    Real U.S. Muslim Threat Is Against Us

    There’s a growing threat in America involving Muslims. The FBI has even recently issued a warning to alert local law enforcement about it. But our politicians and media continue to ignore it.The threat I’m speaking of is not “radical Islam,” as th...

    A parade of white extremists has been nabbed recently for plotting to kill Muslims. Have you read about it? Didn’t think so.

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    A campaign sign for U.S. Republican presidential candidate and retired Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon Ben Carson is displayed outside the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, Iowa August 15, 2015. REUTERS/Joshua Lott - RTX1OG7C

    Can Dr. Ben Carson Heal a Broken GOP?

    Can Dr. Ben Carson Heal a Broken GOP?

    Dr. Ben Carson has successfully separated conjoined twins and removed half of a human being’s brain.  But on to more difficult work: Can the world-renown pediatric surgeon save the Republican Party from its self-loathing infatuation with Donald Tr...

    Why voters who are flocking in droves to the man they see as the anti-Trump.

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    U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump answers a question at a news conference before a campaign rally in Hampton, New Hampshire August 14, 2015.   REUTERS/Brian Snyder - RTX1OC6S

    Roger Ailes Nukes Donald Trump

    Roger Ailes Nukes Donald Trump

    Donald Trump—self-avowed “ratings machine” though he might be—has finally gone too far for Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes.The Republican presidential front-runner, who has spent the past day tweeting and re-tweeting nasty insults about Fox News sta...

    The Donald renewed his verbal assault on Megyn Kelly last night, and the head of Fox News struck back for the first time in public, demanding an apology.

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    Entertainment

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    Bolt Tripped By Cameraman

    Bolt Tripped By Cameraman

    Roving videographer knocks gold medalist over after his latest win.

    Women's Music Industry Horror Stories

    Women’s Music Industry Horror Stories

    Women’s Music Industry Horror Stories

    On Monday, Pitchfork Senior Editor Jessica Hopper asked the Twitterverse: “Gals/other marginalized folks: what was your 1st brush (in music industry, journalism, scene) w/ idea that you didn’t ‘count’?” What followed were hundreds of responses, mo...

    Women took to Twitter to share their tales of music biz struggles. Their heartbreaking stories paint a disturbing portrait of an industry rife with misogyny.

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    Josh Duggar's trip to rehab

    Josh Duggar’s Fall From Unholy Grace

    Josh Duggar’s Fall From Unholy Grace

    What does a pop culture personality do when he or she has been publicly humiliated over their moral indiscretions? “Yesterday Josh checked himself into a long-term treatment center,” the Duggar family said in a statement Wednesday.Josh Duggar, you...

    After a sex-abuse scandal, being caught cheating on his wife, and admitting to a porn addiction, the ex-moral crusader is seeking redemption… by heading to rehab.

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    Swimming With a Seal: Your Moment of Zen

    Swimming With a Seal: Your Moment of Zen

    Because we all could use it.

    Women's Music Industry Horror Stories

    Women’s Music Industry Horror Stories

    Women’s Music Industry Horror Stories

    On Monday, Pitchfork Senior Editor Jessica Hopper asked the Twitterverse: “Gals/other marginalized folks: what was your 1st brush (in music industry, journalism, scene) w/ idea that you didn’t ‘count’?” What followed were hundreds of responses, mo...

    Women took to Twitter to share their tales of music biz struggles. Their heartbreaking stories paint a disturbing portrait of an industry rife with misogyny.

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    Benicasim, SPAIN: (FILES) Photo taken 22 July 2006 of British singer Steven Patrick Morrissey performing during the International Festival of Benicasim. Spain is undergoing a festival renaissance with 2 more major festivals on the scene to complement Sonar and Benicasim. 

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    Morrissey: Obama ‘Has Meant Nothing’

    Morrissey: Obama ‘Has Meant Nothing’

    Last week on Larry King Now, Morrissey sealed his place as one of popdom’s most incendiary cultural critics by dropping unfiltered, unapologetic, and eloquently devastating truth bombs in the face of contemporary America—and he isn’t done critiqui...

    The outspoken solo artist and ex-Smiths frontman opens up about his recent album, why he thinks U.S. police are the new KKK, and much more.

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    How Drake Won Over Serena Williams

    How Drake Won Over Serena Williams

    Let’s talk about a little boy from Toronto by the name of Drake (by way of wheelchair Jimmy, by way of Aubrey Graham). Even Kanye admits that Drake is currently the greatest rapper out there. His journey from Canadian citizen to hip-hop legend in ...

    Welcome to the Aubrena era, Internet.

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    Zac Efron stars in "We Are Your Friends."

    DJ Zac Efron Is Not Your Friend

    DJ Zac Efron Is Not Your Friend

    It’s been a while since a movie craved approval as much as We Are Your Friends, the new movie out this weekend in which Zac Efron is a DJ and millennials are all sad party chasers. We Are Your Friends is unfailingly earnest in its appeal—it even i...

    What is it with party movies like ‘We Are Your Friends’ that claim to be in on the fun, only to turn the stage into a pulpit the second they get their chance at the mic?

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    Benicasim, SPAIN: (FILES) Photo taken 22 July 2006 of British singer Steven Patrick Morrissey performing during the International Festival of Benicasim. Spain is undergoing a festival renaissance with 2 more major festivals on the scene to complement Sonar and Benicasim. 

 AFP PHOTO/ JOSE JORDAN (Photo credit should read JOSE JORDAN/AFP/Getty Images)

    Morrissey: Obama ‘Has Meant Nothing’

    Morrissey: Obama ‘Has Meant Nothing’

    Last week on Larry King Now, Morrissey sealed his place as one of popdom’s most incendiary cultural critics by dropping unfiltered, unapologetic, and eloquently devastating truth bombs in the face of contemporary America—and he isn’t done critiqui...

    The outspoken solo artist and ex-Smiths frontman opens up about his recent album, why he thinks U.S. police are the new KKK, and much more.

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    World News

    An investor looks at an electronic board showing stock information of Shanghai Stock Exchange Composite Index at a brokerage house in Beijing, August 26, 2015. Asian shares struggled on Wednesday as investors feared fresh rate cuts in China would not be enough to stabilise its slowing economy or halt a stock collapse that is wreaking havoc in global markets. REUTERS/Jason Lee  - RTX1PNY9

    Arresting Developments in China Crash

    Arresting Developments in China Crash

    HONG KONG — The Chinese stock market has taken blow after blow. And despite an upward bounce on Thursday, recovery is nowhere in sight, so the Chinese government now needs a scapegoat.Immediately after the Shanghai Composite Index’s July tumble, t...

    After weeks of abysmal stock performance and blaming foreign powers, China is now arresting its own people.

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    Rebel fighters gather in a village in Upper Nile State February 8, 2014.

    Saving South Sudan From Itself

    Saving South Sudan From Itself

    South Sudan’s belligerents have signed a peace deal, but it is far from certain that the brutal 20-month civil war is over. If the next steps the parties take are simply to restore the status quo that existed before the war’s eruption, the odds ar...

    The peace deal in South Sudan won’t bring real peace or stability until the larcenous leadership can be compelled to change its ways.

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    Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov looks on from a defendants' cage as he attends a court hearing in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, August 25, 2015. A Russian court on Tuesday sentenced Sentsov to 20 years in a high-security penal colony for "terrorist attacks" in Crimea, the Black Sea peninsula that Moscow annexed from Ukraine in April 2014, RIA news agency said.

    Ukraine’s Tarantino Goes to the Gulag

    Ukraine’s Tarantino Goes to the Gulag

    Few filmmakers achieve the meteoric success of Oleg Sentsov. After self-funding his first feature, Gamer, shot for $20,000, he received wide acclaim at the film’s premiere at the Rotterdam International Film Festival in 2012. The story is a raw, r...

    Oleg Sentsov, a rising star in European cinema, is the latest victim of Russia’s show trials.

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    Residents queue up to receive humanitarian aid at the Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk, in Damascus March 11, 2015. The Palestinian Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus, which is under siege by Syrian government forces fighting rebels, has received its first relief supplies since the beginning of December. The aid was delivered by the United Nations Relief and Works Organization (UNRWA) on March 5, the organisation said in a news release.
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    The Refugees Forced Back Into Syria

    The Refugees Forced Back Into Syria

    Ahmad is invisible. He uses a fake name, rarely ventures outside, and moves his family between apartments in Jordan’s capital of Amman frequently, sometimes at a moment’s notice if he thinks his cover has been blown.Ahmad is a refugee twice over. ...

    Before the war, Syria was home to a large community of Palestinian refugees. Now, as they flee their adopted home, Arab countries are sending them back into hell.

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    Rebel fighters gather in a village in Upper Nile State February 8, 2014.

    Saving South Sudan From Itself

    Saving South Sudan From Itself

    South Sudan’s belligerents have signed a peace deal, but it is far from certain that the brutal 20-month civil war is over. If the next steps the parties take are simply to restore the status quo that existed before the war’s eruption, the odds ar...

    The peace deal in South Sudan won’t bring real peace or stability until the larcenous leadership can be compelled to change its ways.

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    The Mafia Cougar And Her Captive Gigolo

    The Mafia Cougar and Her Captive Gigolo

    The Mafia Cougar and Her Captive Gigolo

    “No” apparently doesn’t always mean “no.”  Sometimes, “no” will get you locked in a basement. At least that’s what seems to have happened to an amorous 25-year-old Neapolitan man when he refused to continue a sexual affair with a woman nearly twic...

    The ex-wife of a Camorra crime boss allegedly locked her 25-year-old lover in the basement after he refused to bed her.

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    Gay Syrian refugee Subhi Nahas speaks at a news conference at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, August 24, 2015. Earlier, Nahas and other gay rights activists addressed the United Nations Security Council during an informal meeting on the persecution of LGBT people by Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq.  REUTERS/Mike Segar - RTX1PIK4

    ISIS Wanted to Kill Me for Being Gay

    ISIS Wanted to Kill Me for Being Gay

    It was only two months ago, when his plane took off from Turkey to take him to his new life in the United States, that Subhi Nahas said he finally felt safe.“I felt like I owned my life for the first time, that I was going to be all right, and whe...

    A few months ago, gay Syrian refugee Subhi Nahas feared for his life. This week, he made history with a UN address about the vicious persecution of LGBTs under ISIS.

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    Suspected Al-Qaeda militants stand behind bars during a hearing at the appeals court in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on February 10, 2015. Four suspected Al-Qaeda fighters were killed in a drone strike in Hadramawt province in southeastern Yemen, a military source said. AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED HUWAIS        (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED HUWAIS/AFP/Getty Images)

    How We Strengthened al Qaeda in Yemen

    How We Strengthened al Qaeda in Yemen

    The U.S.-backed war in Yemen has strengthened al Qaeda there, American defense officials concede, posing a serious threat to U.S. security.Months into the U.S.-supported Saudi intervention in Yemen, fighters linked to al Qaeda in the Arabian Penin...

    When the Saudis hit Yemen, the idea was to knock back Iran’s proxies. But the real winner in the fight seems to be al Qaeda’s deadliest affiliate.

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    The Mafia Cougar And Her Captive Gigolo

    The Mafia Cougar and Her Captive Gigolo

    The Mafia Cougar and Her Captive Gigolo

    “No” apparently doesn’t always mean “no.”  Sometimes, “no” will get you locked in a basement. At least that’s what seems to have happened to an amorous 25-year-old Neapolitan man when he refused to continue a sexual affair with a woman nearly twic...

    The ex-wife of a Camorra crime boss allegedly locked her 25-year-old lover in the basement after he refused to bed her.

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    U.S. News

    Aerial photograph of the devastation caused by the high winds and heavy flooding in the greater New Orleans area following Hurricane Katrina, August 30, 2005. Floodwaters engulfed much of New Orleans on Tuesday as officials feared a steep death toll and planned to evacuate thousands remaining in shelters after the historic city's defenses were breached by Hurricane Katrina.

    How New Orleans Saved Its Kids

    How New Orleans Saved Its Kids

    I was born and raised in Louisiana—a small town called Ferriday, north of Baton Rouge. My family is scattered around the state and in late August of 2005, when word came that a massive storm was bearing down on the Gulf Coast, I headed south, both...

    Ten years after Katrina, miraculously, kids in New Orleans are testing better than before. Here’s how.

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    Derrick Rose #1 of the Chicago Bulls watches his teammates from the bench during a game against the Oklahoma City Thunder at the United Center on March 17, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. The Thunder defeated the Bulls 97-85. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

    Is Derrick Rose the NBA’s Bill Cosby?

    Is Derrick Rose the NBA’s Bill Cosby?

    Oh no. Please God, don’t let this be real. That was my first thought Wednesday night when TMZ reported that Derrick Rose was served with a lawsuit alleging that, at his Beverly Hills home in August 2013 he, along with two members of his inner circ...

    When a hero is accused of a heinous crime, it’s impossible for his fans process the allegations.

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    Jason and Patricia Grice and their sons Matthew Fajardo, 11, and William , 3, (background) bring flowers and candles to a memorial for the two journalists that were killed this morning during a live broadcast on August 26, 2015 in Roanoke, Virginia. Two employees of WDBJ TV were killed this morning during a live broadcast at Bridgewater Plaza on Smith Mountain Lake. The victims have been identified as reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward. Parker, 24 and Ward, 27, worked for WDBJ in Roanoke, Virginia. The suspect, Vester Lee Flanigan, also known as Bryce Williams, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. (Photo by Jay Paul/Getty Images)

    ‘Chills’ for Mourners of Slain TV Pair

    ‘Chills’ for Mourners of Slain TV Pair

    Roanoke is saturated with grief. Among the sea of flowers and mementos left in front of the WDBJ station Wednesday evening were a handful of Virginia Tech T-shirts. Mourners left them because Adam Ward, the cameraman shot down Wednesday morning, w...

    A stream of visitors to WDBJ on Wednesday night recalled silly antics Alison Parker and Adam Ward used to pull off, their serious journalism chops—and the moment the two were cut down.

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    Aerial photograph of the devastation caused by the high winds and heavy flooding in the greater New Orleans area following Hurricane Katrina, August 30, 2005. Floodwaters engulfed much of New Orleans on Tuesday as officials feared a steep death toll and planned to evacuate thousands remaining in shelters after the historic city's defenses were breached by Hurricane Katrina.

    How New Orleans Saved Its Kids

    How New Orleans Saved Its Kids

    I was born and raised in Louisiana—a small town called Ferriday, north of Baton Rouge. My family is scattered around the state and in late August of 2005, when word came that a massive storm was bearing down on the Gulf Coast, I headed south, both...

    Ten years after Katrina, miraculously, kids in New Orleans are testing better than before. Here’s how.

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    Alison Parker and Adam Ward shootings in Roanoke, VA

    TV Murderer Waited for Perfect Shot

    TV Murderer Waited for Perfect Shot

    The video suggests Vester Lee Flanagan was holding his cellphone in his upraised left hand as he approached where Alison Parker and Adam Ward of WDBJ-TV were interviewing a woman from the local chamber of commerce early Wednesday morning.Flanagan ...

    He zoomed in and out, one hand holding his phone steady, the other his Glock. Vester Flanagan then filmed his slaying of two ex-colleagues—his final seconds on camera.

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    Virginia State Police Trooper Pamela Neff addresses reporters about her traffic stop of Vester L. Flanagan, also known as Bryce Williams, off Highway I-66 in Fauquier County, Virginia August 26, 2015. A television reporter and a cameraman were shot and killed during a live broadcast in Virginia on Wednesday in an attack authorities said was carried out by a former employee of the TV station. The suspect, 41-year-old Flanagan, shot himself several hours later as police pursued him on a Virginia highway. He died later at the hospital, police said.  REUTERS/David Manning - RTX1PSNS

    How Cops Caught Roanoke’s TV Murderer

    How Cops Caught Roanoke’s TV Murderer

    MARKHAM, Virginia—Catching the Roanoke TV killer took 200 miles and 12 minutes.Vester Lee Flanagan made it nearly to the rural town of Markham, Virginia—about 200 miles from where he gunned down two journalists on live television—before a slight V...

    State trooper Pamela Neff didn’t know Vester Flanagan had driven by her until she punched in his license plate number into a special scanner. Then the race was on.

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    Tech + Health

    Iranian Hackers Getting Around Google's 2-Step Verification Process

    Here’s How Iran Resets Your Password

    Here’s How Iran Resets Your Password

    Iranian hackers have now found a way to get around Google’s two-step verification system and infiltrate GMail’s most elaborate consumer security system, according to a new report.The Citizen Lab’s John Scott-Railton and Katie Kleemola outlined a f...

    Tehran’s hackers are getting trickier—and finding new ways to get into your Gmail.

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    Should Parents Decide A Child's Gender?

    Should Parents Decide a Child’s Gender?

    Should Parents Decide a Child’s Gender?

    In his January State of the Union address, President Obama became the first president to utter the word “transgender” in a speech, confirming what many are calling America’s “transgender moment.”Not only is the word itself now part of common speec...

    Even as transgender rights progress, intersex children are still left in legal limbo.

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    ‘Super’ Lice Are Coming for Your Kids

    ‘Super’ Lice Are Coming for Your Kids

    Hold onto your scalps, America. Super lice are upon us.The time for panic is not yet at hand, however. Planning for mass head-shavings or the wearing of plutonium hats is probably premature.As has been widely reported recently, a study from Southe...

    ‘Drug-resistant lice’ sounds like something from the apocalypse, but not to fear. There are several ways to kill the annoying little bugs.

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    Can the Last Sumatran Rhino Find Love?

    Can the Last Sumatran Rhino Find Love?

    When Harapan, the Cincinnati Zoo’s male Sumatran rhino, lost his mate Suci to iron storage disease back in 2014, it seemed as though the seven-year-old furry fellow was destined to spend the remainder of his 35-40 year lifespan alone. With only ar...

    With only 100 left, every possible coupling is critical.

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    Should Parents Decide A Child's Gender?

    Should Parents Decide a Child’s Gender?

    Should Parents Decide a Child’s Gender?

    In his January State of the Union address, President Obama became the first president to utter the word “transgender” in a speech, confirming what many are calling America’s “transgender moment.”Not only is the word itself now part of common speec...

    Even as transgender rights progress, intersex children are still left in legal limbo.

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    The current debacle in the porn world over AHF subpoenaing performers' records from testing sites

    AIDS Panic in Porn World

    AIDS Panic in Porn World

    Last week, the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) caused a panic in the adult entertainment community by issuing subpoenas for performer health records dating back to 2007 from several testing and health care facilities, including Cutting Edge Testi...

    A request from the AIDS Healthcare Foundation for adult performers’ STD testing records has the community fraught.

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    Pentagon Winks at Ashley Madison Cheats

    Pentagon Winks at Ashley Madison Cheats

    America’s fighting men and women might have been sweating bullets last week, after Defense Secretary Ash Carter said the armed services “are looking into” military email addresses that showed up in the leaked customer files of adultery website Ash...

    Fear not, philandering warriors of America: Officials say having a military email address found in the adultery site leak isn’t enough to get you investigated.

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    Women attend a "Women Betrayed Rally to Defund Planned Parenthood" at Capitol Hill in Washington July 28, 2015. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is planning to hold a vote on legislation in coming days on a Republican bill halting federal funding of Planned Parenthood, following the release of videos involving use of aborted fetal tissue for medical research.

    The Sham Ban on Down Syndrome Abortion

    The Sham Ban on Down Syndrome Abortion

    This fall, Ohio will likely become the second state in the country to prohibit doctors from performing abortions for pregnant women who do not want to have a child with Down syndrome.In 2013, North Dakota passed similar legislation that encompasse...

    Ohio’s legislature will likely pass a bill that prohibits abortions if the unborn child has Down syndrome—but the law is unenforceable.

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    The current debacle in the porn world over AHF subpoenaing performers' records from testing sites

    AIDS Panic in Porn World

    AIDS Panic in Porn World

    Last week, the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) caused a panic in the adult entertainment community by issuing subpoenas for performer health records dating back to 2007 from several testing and health care facilities, including Cutting Edge Testi...

    A request from the AIDS Healthcare Foundation for adult performers’ STD testing records has the community fraught.

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    Former St. Paul's School student Owen Labrie raises his hand as he is sworn-in prior to testifying in his trial at Merrimack Superior Court in Concord, N.H., Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. Labrie is charged with raping a 15-year-old freshman as part of Senior Salute, in which seniors try to romance and have intercourse with underclassmen before leaving the prestigious school in Concord. The defense contends the two had consensual sexual contact but not intercourse. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, Pool)

    St. Paul’s Sex Scandal: Secret Emails

    St. Paul’s Sex Scandal: Secret Emails

    Owen Labrie took the stand Wednesday to counter allegations that he sexually assaulted a 15-year-old girl last year while both were students at the prestigious St. Paul’s School in New Hampshire.On day six of the trial, 19-year-old Labrie describe...

    Owen Labrie, accused of raping a fellow female student at the prestigious prep school, took the stand Wednesday, still claiming they had not had sex.

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    Is This the ‘Stonewall’ of Sex Work?

    Is This the ‘Stonewall’ of Sex Work?

    Yesterday’s raid on the offices of Rentboy.com, resulting in the arrest of seven employees, was a bizarre, unprovoked crackdown on people it’s easy for “respectable” folks to stigmatize or ignore.On the contrary, this thoroughly unnecessary bust s...

    When the feds targeted a gay escort site, it wasn’t to rightfully address sex trafficking or exploitation, but a suspicious, cruel, and unwarranted attack on male sex work.

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    This 11 September 2001 file photo shows Marcy Borders covered in dust as she takes refuge in an office building after one of the World Trade Center towers collapsed in New York. Borders was caught outside on the street as the cloud of smoke and dust enveloped the area.  The woman was caught outside on the street as the cloud of smoke and dust enveloped the area.  AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

    Marcy Borders Was More Than ‘Dust Lady’

    Marcy Borders Was More Than ‘Dust Lady’

    With Marcy Borders’s death from stomach cancer, aged 42, the picture is back again, of course: Borders, caked in dust on September 11, 2001, looking stunned at the camera, caught on the day that would come to define her far-too-short life.When I s...

    She may have been made famous by a picture taken on 9/11, but Marcy Borders’ life was shattered in that day’s wake—as she told our correspondent 10 years later.

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    Owen Labrie leaves the Merrimack County Superior courtroom for the lunch break after several of his classmates testified Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, in Concord, N.H.  Labrie is charged with raping a 15-year-old freshman in 2014 as part of the "Senior Salute," a practice of sexual conquest at the prestigious St. Paul's School in Concord. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, Pool)

    Was It Sex or Rape at St. Paul’s?

    Was It Sex or Rape at St. Paul’s?

    The prosecution has rested its case against Owen Labrie, the 19-year-old former student of St. Paul’s School accused of raping a 15-year-old fellow student days before he graduated. The trial has scrutinized the sexual culture at the prestigious p...

    Evidence has been presented at the trial of the young man accused of raping a fellow student at the prep school to show he did have sex with her.

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    Is This the ‘Stonewall’ of Sex Work?

    Is This the ‘Stonewall’ of Sex Work?

    Yesterday’s raid on the offices of Rentboy.com, resulting in the arrest of seven employees, was a bizarre, unprovoked crackdown on people it’s easy for “respectable” folks to stigmatize or ignore.On the contrary, this thoroughly unnecessary bust s...

    When the feds targeted a gay escort site, it wasn’t to rightfully address sex trafficking or exploitation, but a suspicious, cruel, and unwarranted attack on male sex work.

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    Is This America’s Dumbest Fraternity?

    Is This America’s Dumbest Fraternity?

    One has to wonder how many kegs of beer were depleted before someone in the Old Dominion University chapter of Sigma Nu thought it was a good idea to make a series of banners that played exactly to the growing perception of fraternities as a breed...

    By displaying banners including ‘Freshman Daughter Drop Off,’ one fraternity shows how polarized the debates on sex on campus have become.

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    How Eileen Ford Ruled the Modeling Wars

    How Eileen Ford Ruled the Modeling Wars

    Eileen Ford’s eye for beauty was amongst the most influential of the 20th century. Over 46 years at the helm of Ford Models, she fostered the talents of hundreds of the most recognized and admired faces, icons that included Christy Turlington, Lau...

    At the helm of Ford Models, she fostered the careers of hundreds of runway icons—and proved a spirited adversary in the industry’s legendary showdown with Elite.

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    Gay Syrian refugee Subhi Nahas speaks at a news conference at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, August 24, 2015. Earlier, Nahas and other gay rights activists addressed the United Nations Security Council during an informal meeting on the persecution of LGBT people by Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq.  REUTERS/Mike Segar - RTX1PIK4

    ISIS Wanted to Kill Me for Being Gay

    ISIS Wanted to Kill Me for Being Gay

    It was only two months ago, when his plane took off from Turkey to take him to his new life in the United States, that Subhi Nahas said he finally felt safe.“I felt like I owned my life for the first time, that I was going to be all right, and whe...

    A few months ago, gay Syrian refugee Subhi Nahas feared for his life. This week, he made history with a UN address about the vicious persecution of LGBTs under ISIS.

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    Is This America’s Dumbest Fraternity?

    Is This America’s Dumbest Fraternity?

    One has to wonder how many kegs of beer were depleted before someone in the Old Dominion University chapter of Sigma Nu thought it was a good idea to make a series of banners that played exactly to the growing perception of fraternities as a breed...

    By displaying banners including ‘Freshman Daughter Drop Off,’ one fraternity shows how polarized the debates on sex on campus have become.

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    Subject: Ford Modeling agency founder Eileen Ford. New York NY 1948
Photographer- Nina Leen
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    How Eileen Ford Ruled the Modeling Wars

    How Eileen Ford Ruled the Modeling Wars

    Eileen Ford’s eye for beauty was amongst the most influential of the 20th century. Over 46 years at the helm of Ford Models, she fostered the talents of hundreds of the most recognized and admired faces, icons that included Christy Turlington, Lau...

    At the helm of Ford Models, she fostered the careers of hundreds of runway icons—and proved a spirited adversary in the industry’s legendary showdown with Elite.

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    • NOVEMBER 08: Jonathan Franzen poses after being presented with the WELT Award For Literature at Axel Springer Haus on November 8, 2013 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Timur Emek/Getty Images)

      Jonathan Franzen’s Icky Secrets

      Jonathan Franzen’s Icky Secrets

      Charles Blenheim, a writer in Jonathan Franzen’s new novel, thinks of himself as “a major American novelist,” if not quite the “great American novelist” that a Time cover story called Franzen when Freedom was released.Blenheim tortures himself wit...

      The novelist’s new mega-tome is a strangely needy book, chock full of autobiography, from a domineering mother to a friendship-rivalry mirroring his own relationship with David Foste...

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    Use This Hashtag to Talk to God

    Use This Hashtag to Talk to God

    Last month, my father had a stroke. Feeling completely helpless, I took to Facebook and requested prayer, as did several members of my family. Before long, hundreds of our friends were praying for my dad. Many wrote me personal notes, and some com...

    Does it really count when you retweet a call for prayer?

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    Author Joan Didion sitting inside white Stingray car, w. cigarette. (Photo by Julian Wasser/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)

    Joan Didion’s Eternal Cool

    Joan Didion’s Eternal Cool

    There is something perverse about attaching the word “celebrity” to Joan Didion, the beloved personal essayist, revolutionary New Journalist, and gimlet-eyed cultural critic. (And latterly, Céline model.)So much of her writing is, after all, about...

    The first biography of Joan Didion falls far short of a definitive portrait of one of America’s greatest living writers—which is just the way the enigmatic Didion would want it.

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    The Daily Beast’s Best Longreads

    The Daily Beast’s Best Longreads

    Silence at Baylor Jessica Luther & Dan Solomon—Texas Montly Baylor defense end Sam Ukwuachu was found guilty of second-degree sexual assault on August 20, 2015. However, his university was stunningly silent about the charges he faced, and ...

    From animal stores to Hollywood’s elderly action heros, this week in best long form journalism.

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    Use This Hashtag to Talk to God

    Use This Hashtag to Talk to God

    Last month, my father had a stroke. Feeling completely helpless, I took to Facebook and requested prayer, as did several members of my family. Before long, hundreds of our friends were praying for my dad. Many wrote me personal notes, and some com...

    Does it really count when you retweet a call for prayer?

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    Philip K. Dick Was Into Mind Control

    Philip K. Dick Was Into Mind Control

    Philip K. Dick Was Into Mind Control

    The United States government’s search for the perfect truth serum began in the spring of 1942. Gen. William “Wild Bill” Donovan, chief of the Office of Strategic Services (the predecessor to the CIA), asked a select group of prominent scientists t...

    Well before he’d even touched LSD, the novelist /pharmaceutical visionary saw the potential of mind control for fun and profit in the ‘The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch.’

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    A furious Mayor Richard J. Daley stands at the microphone as shouts resound through the International Amphitheatre on Aug. 28, 1968, in Chicago, demanding the Democratic National Convention adjourn until later in the day before considering the party platform. Daley contended spectators in the galleries were doing the shouting. Daley was seated front-row center, directly below the rostrum. It was the position of honor; but it was also ground zero in a year of political and social upheaval. (AP Photo/Jack Thornell)

    The Last Boss Goes Into the Ground

    The Last Boss Goes Into the Ground

    CHICAGO — The mourning did not stop. At night the priest insisted we follow him from the street, into the rectory, and through a passageway that brought us out onto the altar of the Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church.Here, in the lights, was the...

    The legendary reporter covers the end of an era in city politics.

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    U.S. Marines of the 28th Regiment, 5th Division, raise the American flag atop Mt. Suribachi, Iwo Jima, on Feb. 23, 1945. Strategically located only 660 miles from Tokyo, the Pacific island became the site of one of the bloodiest, most famous battles of World War II against Japan.

    How We Won, From Bunker Hill to Iwo Jima

    How We Won, From Bunker Hill to Iwo Jima

    Yet another set of old battle stories whipped together into a book by a writer-journalist, you say? Hardly.Men of War is a strikingly vivid, well-observed, and compulsively readable exploration of combat—of its sounds, smells, feel, of the explosi...

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    Philip K. Dick Was Into Mind Control

    Philip K. Dick Was Into Mind Control

    Philip K. Dick Was Into Mind Control

    The United States government’s search for the perfect truth serum began in the spring of 1942. Gen. William “Wild Bill” Donovan, chief of the Office of Strategic Services (the predecessor to the CIA), asked a select group of prominent scientists t...

    Well before he’d even touched LSD, the novelist /pharmaceutical visionary saw the potential of mind control for fun and profit in the ‘The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch.’

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