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    Comedian Bill Cosby performs at The Temple Buell Theatre in Denver, Colorado January 17, 2015. Television network NBC canceled plans for a new television show with Bill Cosby because the number of women accusing the comedian of sexual assault reached a level that tainted the project, NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt said on Friday.  REUTERS/Barry Gutierrez   (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW ENTERTAINMENT) - RTR4LU3L

    Nevada Sex-Crime Law Changed Over Cosby

    Nevada Sex-Crime Law Changed Over Cosby

    The flood of sexual-assault allegations against Bill Cosby isn’t just making headlines—it’s now having an effect on state-level public policy.On Tuesday afternoon, Gov. Brian Sandoval signed a bill into law that will extend the statute of limitati...

    The statute of limitations for criminal prosecution of sexual assault has just gone from four years to 20 in Nevada—and that’s because of the wave of accusations against the comedian.

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    U.S. Republican presidential candidate Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) delivers remarks at the National Review Institute 2015 Ideas Summit in Washington May 1, 2015.   REUTERS/Gary Cameron

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    Marco Rubio Plays the LGBT Victim

    Marco Rubio Plays the LGBT Victim

    Poor Marco Rubio. With history rushing past him, its dust gritty in his eyes, he, the bully, resorts to playing the victim.And so it was on Tuesday, when he tried—in this now-practiced right-wing way—to claim that he and other Christians were the ...

    Marco Rubio’s invoking of “hate speech” to describe “mainstream Christianity” is inflammatory and offensive to LGBTs who have endured—sometimes fatally—the years of “hate speech” pro...

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    Big Trouble in Adelson’s Little China

    Big Trouble in Adelson’s Little China

    Sheldon Adelson has rarely been shy about sharing his opinion. Whether the topic is Israeli politics, online gambling, or the next GOP presidential nominee, the multibillionaire casino man and Republican Party mega-donor has put his mouth wherever...

    The GOP mega donor has been accused of corruption by the man who ran his Macau casinos—and now the case will be heard in an American court.

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    Comedian Bill Cosby performs at The Temple Buell Theatre in Denver, Colorado January 17, 2015. Television network NBC canceled plans for a new television show with Bill Cosby because the number of women accusing the comedian of sexual assault reached a level that tainted the project, NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt said on Friday.  REUTERS/Barry Gutierrez   (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW ENTERTAINMENT) - RTR4LU3L

    Nevada Sex-Crime Law Changed Over Cosby

    Nevada Sex-Crime Law Changed Over Cosby

    The flood of sexual-assault allegations against Bill Cosby isn’t just making headlines—it’s now having an effect on state-level public policy.On Tuesday afternoon, Gov. Brian Sandoval signed a bill into law that will extend the statute of limitati...

    The statute of limitations for criminal prosecution of sexual assault has just gone from four years to 20 in Nevada—and that’s because of the wave of accusations against the comedian.

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    The Ugliest Hillary 2016 Swag Imaginable

    The Ugliest Hillary 2016 Swag Imaginable

    If you have ever thought, “I would like to look as unfashionable as possible but classic pantsuits require too much effort for my casual lifestyle,” you are in luck, because Hillary Clinton is now selling "The Everyday Pantsuit Tee,” a T-shir...

    Hillary Clinton is taking her “woman of the people” message to a whole new level. Meet the pantsuit T-shirt.

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    US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton defends the rights of lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, and transgender people from around the world in a speech entitled 'Free and Equal in Dignity and Rights' during the International Human Rights Day at the United Nations in Geneva on December 6, 2011. Hillary Clinton called today for an end to gender discrimination in the world and announced the creation of a fund to support the fight against the discrimination of gay, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people. AFP PHOTO / POOL / J. SCOTT APPLEWHITE (Photo credit should read J. SCOTT APPLEWHITE/AFP/Getty Images)

    The Birth of the Left-Wing Wedge Issue

    The Birth of the Left-Wing Wedge Issue

    Here’s a little datum that may have slid by you: Gallup has just found that on social issues, the country is now equally split between liberals and conservatives. The question was: “Thinking about social issues, would you say your views are” very ...

    How Dems can peel off GOP voters via a tried and true right-wing tactic.

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    Entertainment

    BRIDGEHAMPTON, NY - AUGUST 03:  Actress Kelly Rutherford (C) attends Women's Health Hamptons "Party Under the Stars" for RUN10 FEED10 at Bridgehampton Tennis and Surf Club on August 3, 2013 in Bridgehampton, New York.  (Photo by Janette Pellegrini/Getty Images for Women's Health)

    Kelly Rutherford’s Custody Nightmare

    Kelly Rutherford’s Custody Nightmare

    MONTE CARLO, Monaco — Actress Kelly Rutherford appeared to finally get a happy ending late last week in an epic and ultra-messy court battle rooted in what a legal expert once called one of the worst custody decisions ever. A Los Angeles judge rev...

    A U.S. judge awarded the Gossip Girl actress sole custody of her two children this week after a grueling six-year battle with her Monaco-based ex that included wild accusations.

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    Comedian Bill Cosby performs at The Temple Buell Theatre in Denver, Colorado January 17, 2015. Television network NBC canceled plans for a new television show with Bill Cosby because the number of women accusing the comedian of sexual assault reached a level that tainted the project, NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt said on Friday.  REUTERS/Barry Gutierrez   (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW ENTERTAINMENT) - RTR4LU3L

    Nevada Sex-Crime Law Changed Over Cosby

    Nevada Sex-Crime Law Changed Over Cosby

    The flood of sexual-assault allegations against Bill Cosby isn’t just making headlines—it’s now having an effect on state-level public policy.On Tuesday afternoon, Gov. Brian Sandoval signed a bill into law that will extend the statute of limitati...

    The statute of limitations for criminal prosecution of sexual assault has just gone from four years to 20 in Nevada—and that’s because of the wave of accusations against the comedian.

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    Pixies’ Black: Shut Up About Spotify

    Pixies’ Black: Shut Up About Spotify

    There’s a relatively short list of bands who have achieved a level of cross-generational relevancy. Far fewer are still rocking to max capacity crowds at the level of the Pixies.Formed in the western Massachusetts college town of Amherst back in 1...

    The Pixies’ frontman talks about why Kim Deal left, if she’s coming back, and forgetting about the Internet long enough to make good music.

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    Kendall Jenner (L) and Kylie Jenner sign autographs for fans on the red carpet before hosting the MuchMusic Video Awards (MMVA) in Toronto, June 15, 2014.  REUTERS/Mark Blinch (CANADA  - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)   - RTR3TYFT

    A Kardashian Stumbles Upon a Chemtrail

    A Kardashian Stumbles Upon a Chemtrail

    Kylie Jenner has seen some things, and she has questions.On Monday, the 17-year-old star of Keeping Up with the Kardashians and daughter of Bruce Jenner and Kris Kardashian, posted a meme on Twitter, where she inexplicably has over 9 million follo...

    Kylie Jenner, worried about the children, wants to know who or what all of this plane exhaust is exterminating, if it’s the honeybees, and who’s paying to kill all of these honeybees.

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    Comedian Bill Cosby performs at The Temple Buell Theatre in Denver, Colorado January 17, 2015. Television network NBC canceled plans for a new television show with Bill Cosby because the number of women accusing the comedian of sexual assault reached a level that tainted the project, NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt said on Friday.  REUTERS/Barry Gutierrez   (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW ENTERTAINMENT) - RTR4LU3L

    Nevada Sex-Crime Law Changed Over Cosby

    Nevada Sex-Crime Law Changed Over Cosby

    The flood of sexual-assault allegations against Bill Cosby isn’t just making headlines—it’s now having an effect on state-level public policy.On Tuesday afternoon, Gov. Brian Sandoval signed a bill into law that will extend the statute of limitati...

    The statute of limitations for criminal prosecution of sexual assault has just gone from four years to 20 in Nevada—and that’s because of the wave of accusations against the comedian.

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    Lovesick Teens Summon Fake Mexican Demon

    Lovesick Teens Summon Fake Mexican Demon

    There’s something scary going on in today’s trending Twitter topics. And no, it’s not just the concept of sourcing stories from trending Twitter topics. We’re talking about the Charlie Charlie Challenge, a sort of DIY Ouija-board craze that’s swee...

    The “Charlie Charlie Challenge” is Twitter Ouija for the social media age—too bad its origin story is as authentic as Señor Frog’s.

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    Rapper Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson attends the U.S. film premiere of "Noah" in New York March 26, 2014. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)

    50 Cent On Mayweather and the Police

    50 Cent On Mayweather and the Police

    50 Cent’s initial public offering was one of pure intimidation: a swoll street disciple whose ubiquitous bulletproof vest could barely contain his bulging pecs. It was a clever bit of hip-hop branding—a stark reminder that the man formerly known a...

    The rapper and entrepreneur talks the return of his Starz series ‘Power,’ his rugged roots, fake rappers, and the epidemic of cops targeting young black men.

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    Chrissy Teigen’s Takeover

    Chrissy Teigen’s Takeover

    Three days after hosting the Billboard Music Awards, Chrissy Teigen was exhausted. Not that you could tell as the realest model in the game arrived bright-eyed and dewy-faced to Hollywood’s Roosevelt Hotel to host a midday cocktail mixer for Capta...

    The model and wife of musical maestro John Legend has evolved into a big-time TV and awards show host. And this is just the beginning.

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    Two Lead Pencils Crossed on White Background

    Lovesick Teens Summon Fake Mexican Demon

    Lovesick Teens Summon Fake Mexican Demon

    There’s something scary going on in today’s trending Twitter topics. And no, it’s not just the concept of sourcing stories from trending Twitter topics. We’re talking about the Charlie Charlie Challenge, a sort of DIY Ouija-board craze that’s swee...

    The “Charlie Charlie Challenge” is Twitter Ouija for the social media age—too bad its origin story is as authentic as Señor Frog’s.

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    World News

    Coffins containing bodies of migrants who died are carried off a navy ship at the Sicilian harbour of Augusta August 26, 2014. At least 24 migrants trying to reach Europe from Africa died after their boat sank in the Mediterranean, the Italian navy said on Tuesday after completing a two day search for bodies. A further 364 migrants were rescued by navy and coastguard vessels after the fishing boat capsized on Sunday evening, the latest in a series of similar shipwrecks.

    Mission Creep Madness in North Africa

    Mission Creep Madness in North Africa

    TUNIS — In this small North African country where the Arab Spring started and chaos now threatens from every direction, developments in Europe are followed with growing anxiety. Each time the powerful nations across the Mediterranean make dramatic...

    A newly revealed classified document and a history of grave misjudgments warn against the dangers of the new E.U. plan to stop migrants.

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    A man, according to Ukraine's state security service (SBU) one of two Russian servicemen recently detained by Ukrainian forces, lies on a bed at a hospital in Kiev, Ukraine, May 19, 2015. Ukraine on Monday showed two prisoners it said were Russian soldiers who had killed Ukrainian troops in fighting in its east and said they would be prosecuted for "terrorist acts". The Ukrainians seized on the capture of the two Russians, both wounded, to support their accusations of direct Russian involvement in the separatist conflict despite a ceasefire signed in February.  REUTERS/Gleb Garanich - RTX1DMUH

    Russia Won’t Admit POWs Are in Ukraine

    Russia Won’t Admit POWs Are in Ukraine

    KIEV, Ukraine — Groups of armed officers guarded the gate to the Main Military Clinical Hospital in Kiev on Tuesday. No cars were allowed in. “Today we have a special system of passes,” one of the guards told drivers trying to enter the hospital’s...

    The fate of the imprisoned Russians remains unclear. The Kremlin seems intent on forgetting about them.

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    The Roman sarcophagus lid. Source: ICE

    The Case of Italy’s Stolen Sarcophagus

    The Case of Italy’s Stolen Sarcophagus

    ROME — An 1,800-year-old sarcophagus lid depicting a sublime version of a sleeping Ariadne, the goddess of labyrinths and sometimes of passion, came home to Italy this week after more than three decades on the lam. The return of Ariadne, along wit...

    Along with 24 other missing pieces of Italy’s heritage, the lid bearing a gorgeous sleeping Ariadne was returned this week—after 34 years of being smuggled around the world.

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    Quorom video: Essy

    Kenya’s Secret LGBTI Activist

    Kenya’s Secret LGBTI Activist

    Quorum is a live journalism forum focused on LGBT experiences around the world. Its mission is to lift up the voices of non-Western LGBT activists defining the struggle for justice. Visit Quorum.TheDailyBeast.com for more stories of persecution, t...

    When meeting anonymously with anti-gay religious leaders, Kenyan LGBTI activist Essy asks, “Do you really think that I should be beaten, now that you know me?”

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    A man, according to Ukraine's state security service (SBU) one of two Russian servicemen recently detained by Ukrainian forces, lies on a bed at a hospital in Kiev, Ukraine, May 19, 2015. Ukraine on Monday showed two prisoners it said were Russian soldiers who had killed Ukrainian troops in fighting in its east and said they would be prosecuted for "terrorist acts". The Ukrainians seized on the capture of the two Russians, both wounded, to support their accusations of direct Russian involvement in the separatist conflict despite a ceasefire signed in February.  REUTERS/Gleb Garanich - RTX1DMUH

    Russia Won’t Admit POWs Are in Ukraine

    Russia Won’t Admit POWs Are in Ukraine

    KIEV, Ukraine — Groups of armed officers guarded the gate to the Main Military Clinical Hospital in Kiev on Tuesday. No cars were allowed in. “Today we have a special system of passes,” one of the guards told drivers trying to enter the hospital’s...

    The fate of the imprisoned Russians remains unclear. The Kremlin seems intent on forgetting about them.

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    Nigerian soldiers hold up a Boko Haram flag that they had seized in the recently retaken town of Damasak, Nigeria, March 18, 2015. Chadian and Nigerien soldiers took the town from Boko Haram militants earlier this week. The Nigerian army said on Tuesday it had repelled Boko Haram from all but three local government districts in the northeast, claiming victory for its offensive against the Islamist insurgents less than two weeks before a presidential election. Picture taken March 18.    REUTERS/Emmanuel Braun - RTR4TZO2

    A More Deadly Boko Haram Resurfaces

    A More Deadly Boko Haram Resurfaces

    LAGOS — The Nigerian terror group Boko Haram, after some much heralded reversals on the battlefield, has made a dangerous comeback, unleashing female suicide bombers, carrying out a series of deadly attacks, and seizing a highly strategic town.Hav...

    The Nigerian terror organization’s ties to the “caliphate” in Iraq and Syria appear to include training and propaganda operations.

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    The Vatican Bank’s Cleanup—and Cover-Up

    The Vatican Bank’s Cleanup—and Cover-Up

    VATICAN CITY — Last year was an exceptional one in the church business, if the Holy See’s balance sheet is any indicator. The 2014 annual report released Monday shows the Vatican’s bank, officially known as the Institute for Religious Works, or IO...

    When Cardinal Georgie Pell went to Rome to oversee the bank, Australians thought he was fleeing the pedophile scandals that plagued him at home. They still do.

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    The man searching for Gadhafi's billions

    He’ll Find Gaddafi’s Gold—For a Price

    He’ll Find Gaddafi’s Gold—For a Price

    In August 2014, Erik Iskander Goaied formed a company to locate what he claims is $150 billion or more in U.S. currency, gold, diamonds, and other assets. This is the loot that Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi had squirreled away outside of Libya b...

    Libya’s dictator hid a fortune. One man told the U.S. that he’s authorized to get the money, which would entitle him to a giant finder’s fee. Never mind the forgery accusations.

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    Nigerian soldiers hold up a Boko Haram flag that they had seized in the recently retaken town of Damasak, Nigeria, March 18, 2015. Chadian and Nigerien soldiers took the town from Boko Haram militants earlier this week. The Nigerian army said on Tuesday it had repelled Boko Haram from all but three local government districts in the northeast, claiming victory for its offensive against the Islamist insurgents less than two weeks before a presidential election. Picture taken March 18.    REUTERS/Emmanuel Braun - RTR4TZO2

    A More Deadly Boko Haram Resurfaces

    A More Deadly Boko Haram Resurfaces

    LAGOS — The Nigerian terror group Boko Haram, after some much heralded reversals on the battlefield, has made a dangerous comeback, unleashing female suicide bombers, carrying out a series of deadly attacks, and seizing a highly strategic town.Hav...

    The Nigerian terror organization’s ties to the “caliphate” in Iraq and Syria appear to include training and propaganda operations.

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    U.S. News

    Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig speaks about the long-awaited unveiling of the Mitchell Report on steroids during a news conference in New York, December 13, 2007.  Dozens of baseball stars from Barry Bonds to Roger Clemens were named on Thursday in the long-awaited Mitchell Report on steroids use, which Major League Baseball hopes will help clean its tarnished image.  REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton (UNITED STATES) - RTX4PV1

    How Bud Selig Almost Ruined Baseball

    How Bud Selig Almost Ruined Baseball

    Chicks may have dug the long ball in the ’90s, but as the game of professional baseball entered the 2000s the story became less about the home runs and more about the reason behind all those home runs—steroids.This shift was overseen by one of the...

    In a scathing and often surprising new book, the former baseball commissioner comes off as a greedy manipulator who did little to clean up baseball while Steinbrenner looks, well, be...

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    Kendall Jenner (L) and Kylie Jenner sign autographs for fans on the red carpet before hosting the MuchMusic Video Awards (MMVA) in Toronto, June 15, 2014.  REUTERS/Mark Blinch (CANADA  - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)   - RTR3TYFT

    A Kardashian Stumbles Upon a Chemtrail

    A Kardashian Stumbles Upon a Chemtrail

    Kylie Jenner has seen some things, and she has questions.On Monday, the 17-year-old star of Keeping Up with the Kardashians and daughter of Bruce Jenner and Kris Kardashian, posted a meme on Twitter, where she inexplicably has over 9 million follo...

    Kylie Jenner, worried about the children, wants to know who or what all of this plane exhaust is exterminating, if it’s the honeybees, and who’s paying to kill all of these honeybees.

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    McCullough: Build Statues to Teachers

    McCullough: Build Statues to Teachers

    American author, historian and biographer David McCullough talks with Daily Beast Editor-in-Chief John Avlon at The Charleston Library Society on April 15, 2015.McCullough wrapped up with a discussion about higher education in America. “We have cr...

    The great man of letters pays tribute to the tireless many on the American education system’s front lines.

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    Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig speaks about the long-awaited unveiling of the Mitchell Report on steroids during a news conference in New York, December 13, 2007.  Dozens of baseball stars from Barry Bonds to Roger Clemens were named on Thursday in the long-awaited Mitchell Report on steroids use, which Major League Baseball hopes will help clean its tarnished image.  REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton (UNITED STATES) - RTX4PV1

    How Bud Selig Almost Ruined Baseball

    How Bud Selig Almost Ruined Baseball

    Chicks may have dug the long ball in the ’90s, but as the game of professional baseball entered the 2000s the story became less about the home runs and more about the reason behind all those home runs—steroids.This shift was overseen by one of the...

    In a scathing and often surprising new book, the former baseball commissioner comes off as a greedy manipulator who did little to clean up baseball while Steinbrenner looks, well, be...

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    Cult Killer Cheats Death Row

    Cult Killer Cheats Death Row

    On a hog farm-turned-doomsday compound in Nebraska, about 20 survivalists prepared for the Battle of Armageddon—and then brutally murdered one of their own after he began to doubt the existence of the god they called “Yahweh.”It was the early 1980...

    Days after Nebraska lawmakers voted to end the death penalty, a notorious murderer who answered only to “Yahweh” died of natural causes in prison.

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    PARRIS ISLAND, SC - FEBRUARY 27: Female Marine recruit Natasha Rodenbaugh responds to a command during hand-to-hand combat training in boot camp February 27, 2013 at MCRD Parris Island, South Carolina. Female enlisted Marines have gone through recruit training at the base since 1949. About 11 percent of female recruits who arrive at the boot camp fail to complete the training, which can be physically and mentally demanding. On January 24, 2013 Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta rescinded an order, which had been in place since 1994, that restricted women from being attached to ground combat units. About six percent of enlisted Marines are female.

    America’s Bravest Female Special Ops

    America’s Bravest Female Special Ops

    Whenever I would mention during the last two years that I was writing a special operations-related book, folks were intrigued. Especially after the big-screen success of American Sniper, which threw special operations in genera...

    Too often, the narrative about female soldiers dwells on rape and PTSD. It’s time to recognize them for their incredible valor.

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    Tech + Health

    Michelle-Lael Norsworthy, 51, an inmate at Mule Creek State Prison in Ione, California, is seen in a picture released by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation taken March 28, 2014. Norsworthy, who was convicted of second-degree murder in 1987, is seeking to become the first inmate in state history to have a gender reassignment surgery. REUTERS/California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation/Handout FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS

    Will Parole Keep Her From Transitioning?

    Will Parole Keep Her From Transitioning?

    Michelle-Lael Norsworthy has been in prison for 28 years. But she only needed to stay there a few more months to establish one of the more elusive precedents in LGBT history.Norsworthy, 51, is transgender and began her transition from male to fema...

    A 51-year-old inmate was about to make history as the first to undergo a court-ordered sex reassignment surgery. How parole may affect her fate—and that of transgender inmates everyw...

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    A Babylonian Guide to Sex

    A Babylonian Guide to Sex

    When it comes to religion and erotica, you could be forgiven for thinking that the two are mutually exclusive. When Christian clergy talk about sex it’s almost always to tell people what they shouldn’t be doing (almost everything) and when they sh...

    Ancient Babylonian plaques are totally Not Safe For Temple, but they also reveal ancient enlightened views on doing it.

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    Conqueror of the Useless on Social Media

    Conqueror of the Useless on Social Media

    Jeff Johnson has made a name for himself in both the outdoor and photography worlds. As staff photographer for Patagonia, he has embarked upon countless excursions with adventure lifestyle legends, as well as starred in Chris Malloy’s seminal adve...

    Jeff Johnson had to be tricked into using Instagram. Now he has one of the best accounts in the world—even if he’s not sold on using a cell phone for much of anything at all.

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    New Mexico's Pot Industry Being Taken Over by Foreign Investors

    The Foreign Cash Buying New Mexico's Pot

    The Foreign Cash Buying New Mexico's Pot

    California, Colorado, and Washington have long been championed as destinations to participate in the green gold rush. But as a recent story in NM Political Report shows, New Mexico—a state whose medical marijuana entities are supposed to be struct...

    News that a Canadian company acquired 51 percent of a Santa Fe medical marijuana company is sparking fears about how foreign investments in the industry may harm patients.

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    A3YYGK fine arts, Mesopotamia, Babylonia, Ishtar as Goddess of Love, sculpture and form, clay, Old Babylonian, 2nd millennium BC, Briti

    A Babylonian Guide to Sex

    A Babylonian Guide to Sex

    When it comes to religion and erotica, you could be forgiven for thinking that the two are mutually exclusive. When Christian clergy talk about sex it’s almost always to tell people what they shouldn’t be doing (almost everything) and when they sh...

    Ancient Babylonian plaques are totally Not Safe For Temple, but they also reveal ancient enlightened views on doing it.

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    Why We Fall for Fake Science

    Why We Fall for Fake Science

    Over the last few decades, research in the social, cognitive, and political sciences has shown again and again that earnest, lasting change on a contentious issue is an extremely rare thing.The body of research certainly paints a pessimistic pictu...

    The retraction of a “Science” paper claiming a 20-minute talk with a gay canvasser can change views on gay marriage may not quash the theory. The reason? We trust bogus science.

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    The Downward Facing Dogs Of War

    The Downward Facing Dogs Of War

    Four years have passed since the Army revamped what’s known as the Army’s Physical Readiness Training (PRT) program, and yogic exercises are increasingly incorporated into much of the new training. The twist? The Army doesn’t call it yoga in the P...

    The U.S. Army has been incorporating yogic exercises into its training program, but it’s not telling soldiers they’re doing yoga.

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    It Takes a Village to Save the Planet

    It Takes a Village to Save the Planet

    Can you imagine a time when we didn’t know what our own planet looked like from the outside? It was only 50 years ago, in the late 1960s, that astronauts first sent back images of the Earth from space. Those photographs marked a definite shift in ...

    The more we learn about our planet, the more we know that saving it will require all of us to think bigger and be united.

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    Why We Fall for Fake Science

    Why We Fall for Fake Science

    Over the last few decades, research in the social, cognitive, and political sciences has shown again and again that earnest, lasting change on a contentious issue is an extremely rare thing.The body of research certainly paints a pessimistic pictu...

    The retraction of a “Science” paper claiming a 20-minute talk with a gay canvasser can change views on gay marriage may not quash the theory. The reason? We trust bogus science.

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    BeastStyle

    This Swimsuit Cut Is Too Damn High

    This Swimsuit Cut Is Too Damn High

    Nicki Minaj saved my summer—or so, I thought.After she and Beyoncé released their “Feeling Myself” video, a slew of fashion articles jumped on the fact that both of the style icon songstresses were wearing one-piece bathing suits in it.My heart sa...

    The one-piece used to be the modest, cover-up option when it came to women’s swimsuits. No longer. Ladies, prepare to show everything.

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    Interview with Ann Coulter

    Coulter Hates ‘the Browning of America’

    Coulter Hates ‘the Browning of America’

    When it comes to Ann Coulter—the conservative blond avenger, the loud-mouthed provocateur, the human hot-button of mass-media notoriety who is forever tossing turds into liberals’ punch bowls—people always want to know: Is she for real?Even the ti...

    The motormouth claims the U.S. is being ruined by an influx of immigrants from Latin America, Asia, and Africa. Is this performance art or is she for real?

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    TO GO WITH NZealand-Japan-quake-architecture-Ban,FEATURE by Neil Sands This photo taken on December 5, 2012 shows Japanese architect Shigeru Ban posing in front of the new Christchurch Cathedral building site which will be made of cardboard in Christchurch. When Ban designed a new cathedral in earthquake-devastated Christchurch, he chose the most unlikely of materials -- cardboard -- for the landmark project. The New Zealand city's magnificent Gothic revival cathedral hewn from local basalt was irreparably damaged in the 6.3-magnitude earthquake that claimed 185 lives on February 22, 2011. AFP PHOTO / MARTY MELVILLE (Photo credit should read Marty Melville/AFP/Getty Images)

    The Architect Reshaping Nepal

    The Architect Reshaping Nepal

    Not all notable architects are demanding divas or money-sucking leeches.Some, like Shigeru Ban, use their trained eye and elite status to aid humanitarian efforts in lieu of status-seeking trophy projects.And he could be the man who re-shapes Nepa...

    After helping disaster survivors in Japan, Rwanda, India, and Sri Lanka, the architect Shigeru Ban will next use his building expertise to aid those affected by Nepal’s deadly earthq...

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    DFGBDD Fordlandia. Tapajos, Brasil.

    Henry Ford's Lost City in the Amazon

    Henry Ford's Lost City in the Amazon

    In the middle of the Amazon jungle, a town that oddly resembles Dearborn, Michigan, has been eaten by the ravenous fauna of Brazil.The enigmatic settlement of Fordlandia is one of Henry Ford’s most expensive and little-known failures. Ford, one of...

    His aim was to build the world’s largest rubber plantation, but Henry Ford’s dream of “Fordlandia” became an expensive, epic failure.

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    Interview with Ann Coulter

    Coulter Hates ‘the Browning of America’

    Coulter Hates ‘the Browning of America’

    When it comes to Ann Coulter—the conservative blond avenger, the loud-mouthed provocateur, the human hot-button of mass-media notoriety who is forever tossing turds into liberals’ punch bowls—people always want to know: Is she for real?Even the ti...

    The motormouth claims the U.S. is being ruined by an influx of immigrants from Latin America, Asia, and Africa. Is this performance art or is she for real?

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 23:  Carole Middleton visit sThe Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their newborn Son at The Lindo Wing, St Mary's Hospital on July 23, 2013 in London, England.  (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)

    Grandma Middleton Takes Royal Control

    Grandma Middleton Takes Royal Control

    It has been quite a month for Kate Middleton. And it has also been quite a month for her mum, Carole. From the very first day of Princess Charlotte’s return home, when Carole and Pippa Middleton were the first guests to call on the new baby at Ken...

    It’s the Middletons, Kate’s family, rather than the Royals that have taken center stage since the birth of Princess Charlotte.

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    Cate Blanchett and the Hollywood Closet

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    Should a Nazi Ghost Town Be Saved?

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    Grandma Middleton Takes Royal Control

    It has been quite a month for Kate Middleton. And it has also been quite a month for her mum, Carole. From the very first day of Princess Charlotte’s return home, when Carole and Pippa Middleton were the first guests to call on the new baby at Ken...

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    Books

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    How Bud Selig Almost Ruined Baseball

    How Bud Selig Almost Ruined Baseball

    Chicks may have dug the long ball in the ’90s, but as the game of professional baseball entered the 2000s the story became less about the home runs and more about the reason behind all those home runs—steroids.This shift was overseen by one of the...

    In a scathing and often surprising new book, the former baseball commissioner comes off as a greedy manipulator who did little to clean up baseball while Steinbrenner looks, well, be...

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    • Chuck Palahniuk, author of Fight Club and Fight Club 2, the Graphic Novel during an interview at the London New York hotel in New York City, NY.

      ‘Fight Club’s’ Twisted Mastermind

      ‘Fight Club’s’ Twisted Mastermind

      Chuck Palahniuk exploded onto the literary scene in 1996 with his novel Fight Club, a raging anti-commercialism polemic and outlet to his inner anger. With the release of David Fincher’s 1999 film adaptation, he—like the film—became a looming cult...

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    How Did Fashion Become So Cruel?

    How Did Fashion Become So Cruel?

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    Jane Austen Inspired My Escort Name

    Jane Austen Inspired My Escort Name

    Jane Austen Inspired My Escort Name

    By far my most successful ad was Marianne Dashwood. It was on Backpage, which looks like a craigslist knockoff, but only the escort section has any activity. You can get just about anything for any price, including the girl from Taken, or so hyste...

    “Marianne Dashwood” was by far my most successful Backpage ad: Men wanted to date her, save her, own her.

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    Interview with Ann Coulter

    Coulter Hates ‘the Browning of America’

    Coulter Hates ‘the Browning of America’

    When it comes to Ann Coulter—the conservative blond avenger, the loud-mouthed provocateur, the human hot-button of mass-media notoriety who is forever tossing turds into liberals’ punch bowls—people always want to know: Is she for real?Even the ti...

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    How Did Fashion Become So Cruel?

    How Did Fashion Become So Cruel?

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    Ten Windows by Jane Hirshfield Review

    Caution: World-Changing Poetry at Work

    Caution: World-Changing Poetry at Work

    In the fifth essay of her new collection, Ten Windows: How Great Poems Transform the World, poet Jane Hirshfield writes of a Japanese poem, “windows are the opening through which the luminous arrives.”That idea of windows as luminous openings, whe...

    In essays as forceful as they are graceful, the poet Jane Hirshfield argues that poetry possesses the ability to transform the way its readers perceive the world.

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    Edward Gorey’s Best Book Jackets

    Edward Gorey’s Best Book Jackets

    Edward Gorey thought in black and white, he said. He was helpless when it came to color. “With color,” he told his friend Clifford Ross, “I have a tendency to wish to blow my brains out at some point or other.”We know Gorey—who didn’t blow his bra...

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    1999

    1999: Our Last Innocent, Giddy Summer

    1999: Our Last Innocent, Giddy Summer

    Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band performed just a handful of new songs in the tour that reached the U.S. in the summer of 1999. That year, he debuted the “secular gospel” of “The Land of Hope and Dreams,” now an unintended requiem for the l...

    Beanie Babies were hot, Napster debuted, ‘Star Wars’ returned, Bruce reunited with the E Street Band, and Pedro Martinez won 26 games. For a while there, it was heaven.

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    Ten Windows by Jane Hirshfield Review

    Caution: World-Changing Poetry at Work

    Caution: World-Changing Poetry at Work

    In the fifth essay of her new collection, Ten Windows: How Great Poems Transform the World, poet Jane Hirshfield writes of a Japanese poem, “windows are the opening through which the luminous arrives.”That idea of windows as luminous openings, whe...

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