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    Senator Ted Cruz, a Republican from Texas, pauses while speaking during the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S., on Wednesday, July 20, 2016. Donald Trump, a real-estate developer, TV personality, and political novice, was formally nominated as the 2016 Republican presidential candidate Tuesday night in Cleveland after his campaign and party officials quashed the remnants of a movement to block his ascension.

    Ted Cruz Chooses Trump Over Wife, Dad

    Ted Cruz Chooses Trump Over Wife, Dad

    Sen. Ted Cruz  spent his political career carefully crafting an image of himself as a principled, conservative lawmaker, unafraid to stand up to the party establishment and high powered donors.And now no one believes him.That’s because on Friday, ...

    Ted Cruz overlooked deep reservations about the Republican nominee as well as a host of very personal insults about him and his family and endorsed him Friday.

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    Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton speaks at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's Phoenix Awards Dinner in Washington, U.S., September 17, 2016. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas  - RTSO7Z0

    Democracy’s at Stake in the First Debate

    Democracy’s at Stake in the First Debate

    Like most Americans, I’m looking forward to Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton’s first debate on Monday, when these two forces of nature engage in a battle of intellect, contrasting their visions for America. I hope their exchange will give voters a...

    Lester Holt should have Clinton and Trump, two candidates who profess to recognize that they’re in a flawed system, debate democracy first.

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    Cheryl D. Mills, Counselor and Chief of Staff, U.S. Department of State, listens during a commitment workshop titled "Haiti: Lessons for the Future" on the second day of the Clinton Global Initiative 2012 (CGI) in New York September 24, 2012. The CGI, which runs through September 25, was created by former U.S. President Bill Clinton in 2005 to gather global leaders to discuss solutions to the world's problems.

    Three More Hillary Aides Given Immunity

    Three More Hillary Aides Given Immunity

    Three key witnesses to Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server were given immunity from prosecution in exchange for their cooperation with the FBI’s investigation, a top U.S. congressman said on Friday. The revelation is certain to fuel Re...

    A Republican congressman revealed Friday that three Hillary Clinton aides were given immunity, another indication that the her email scandal will continue until November.

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    Senator Ted Cruz, a Republican from Texas, pauses while speaking during the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S., on Wednesday, July 20, 2016. Donald Trump, a real-estate developer, TV personality, and political novice, was formally nominated as the 2016 Republican presidential candidate Tuesday night in Cleveland after his campaign and party officials quashed the remnants of a movement to block his ascension.

    Ted Cruz Chooses Trump Over Wife, Dad

    Ted Cruz Chooses Trump Over Wife, Dad

    Sen. Ted Cruz  spent his political career carefully crafting an image of himself as a principled, conservative lawmaker, unafraid to stand up to the party establishment and high powered donors.And now no one believes him.That’s because on Friday, ...

    Ted Cruz overlooked deep reservations about the Republican nominee as well as a host of very personal insults about him and his family and endorsed him Friday.

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    Facebook is waaay too involved in this election

    Facebook, Stop Messing With the Election

    Facebook, Stop Messing With the Election

    “You’re on CNN. The show that leads into me is puppets making crank phone calls!”In 2004, that’s how ex-Daily Show anchor Jon Stewart famously rebutted Crossfire host Tucker Carlson’s allegation that he had gone too soft on John Kerry. Seven years...

    Still denying it’s a media company, Facebook says it’s just a technology company. But given its influence on the election, how much longer can it keep up the charade?

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    MANCHESTER, NH - SEPTEMBER 19:  Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton raises her arms stands on stage during the New Hampshire Democratic Party Convention at the Verizon Wireless Center on September 19, 2015 in Manchester, New Hampshire.  Challenger for the democratic vote Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has been gaining ground on Clinton in Iowa and New Hampshire.  (Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty Images)

    Don’t Panic, Hillary’s Still Gonna Win

    Don’t Panic, Hillary’s Still Gonna Win

    My friends are scared to death by the closing of the gap between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump and by the talk that young people won’t vote because of the so-called enthusiasm gap. If you’re scared too, take heart. Here’s why Hillary will win:1...

    Yes, the polls have tightened. But polls don’t matter. Targeting does. And on that front, Clinton is light years ahead of Trump.

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    Mystery Show

    The New ‘Mystery Show’: The Election

    The New ‘Mystery Show’: The Election

    The woman who made one of most popular podcasts in the world has ended her sabbatical in the most obvious way: She’s now producing (and sometimes guest starring in) a separate podcast about gambling on the election, hosted by a domain name reselle...

    ‘Mystery Show’ show host Starlee Kine has finally emerged after a long disappearance with a new podcast about gambling on the election.

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    Derrick Rose

    Dear TMZ: Stop Blaming the Victim

    Dear TMZ: Stop Blaming the Victim

    This June, NBA star Derrick Rose left the Chicago Bulls for the New York Knicks in a high-profile trade. Hometown coach Jeff Hornacek gloated, “This is an exciting day for New York and our fans.” The ubiquitous sports media coverage largely failed...

    In its coverage of the Derrick Rose rape case and beyond, the gossip site’s sexist coverage is more than despicable—it has real-world consequences.

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    The Pfeffermans on Transparent’s Return

    The Pfeffermans on Transparent’s Return

    When the Pfefferman children finally appear in the second episode of Transparent’s spectacular new season, which launched on Amazon Friday, their arms are linked and they’re walking cautiously through a county hospital, gawking in disgusted wonder...

    Gaby Hoffman, Amy Landecker, and Jay Duplass—the ceaselessly entertaining Pfefferman siblings—talk white privilege, parenting, and the new season of ‘Transparent.’

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    Jenny Slate and Nick Kroll Fall in Love

    Jenny Slate and Nick Kroll Fall in Love

    Jenny Slate and Nick Kroll have been working together for years. But they’ve never done anything quite like My Blind Brother.The IMDb pages for these two alternative comedy stars are full of overlapping appearances on shows like Parks and Recreati...

    In ‘My Blind Brother,’ longtime comedy friends Jenny Slate and Nick Kroll leave their ‘douchey’ personas behind and fall in love.

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    Derrick Rose

    Dear TMZ: Stop Blaming the Victim

    Dear TMZ: Stop Blaming the Victim

    This June, NBA star Derrick Rose left the Chicago Bulls for the New York Knicks in a high-profile trade. Hometown coach Jeff Hornacek gloated, “This is an exciting day for New York and our fans.” The ubiquitous sports media coverage largely failed...

    In its coverage of the Derrick Rose rape case and beyond, the gossip site’s sexist coverage is more than despicable—it has real-world consequences.

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    Trump on Between Two Ferns

    ‘Between Two Ferns’: Is Trump Next?

    ‘Between Two Ferns’: Is Trump Next?

    After years of insulting celebrity guests like Charlize Theron, Sean Penn and Justin Bieber, Zach Galifianakis took his Funny or Die web series “Between Two Ferns” to a whole new level in 2014 when he hosted President Barack Obama for an episode t...

    The director of ‘Between Two Ferns’ talks about Hillary Clinton’s improv skills and Donald Trump’s terrible sense of humor.

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    Bill O'Reilly on Kimmel

    O’Reilly: How Trump Will ‘Lose’ Debate

    O’Reilly: How Trump Will ‘Lose’ Debate

    Jimmy Kimmel presented his 10th edition of Celebrities Read Mean Tweets on his show Wednesday night. Unfortunately, his guest Bill O’Reilly did not participate.The Fox News host was on Jimmy Kimmel Live to promote the latest in his “Killing” book ...

    Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly laid out for Jimmy Kimmel exactly how the GOP nominee could stumble in Monday night’s debate, and how Hillary Clinton can win.

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    Trevor Noah Gets Real on Police Shooting

    Trevor Noah Gets Real on Police Shooting

    As protests raged in Charlotte, Trevor Noah opened The Daily Show on Wednesday night by asking the question, “How do you laugh when the news is sad?” As he did earlier this summer just hours before a sniper left five police officers dead in Dallas...

    ‘The Daily Show’ host turns serious while discussing yet another spate of police shootings.

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    Trump on Between Two Ferns

    ‘Between Two Ferns’: Is Trump Next?

    ‘Between Two Ferns’: Is Trump Next?

    After years of insulting celebrity guests like Charlize Theron, Sean Penn and Justin Bieber, Zach Galifianakis took his Funny or Die web series “Between Two Ferns” to a whole new level in 2014 when he hosted President Barack Obama for an episode t...

    The director of ‘Between Two Ferns’ talks about Hillary Clinton’s improv skills and Donald Trump’s terrible sense of humor.

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    World News

    Russia’s Brutal Pro-Trump Coverage

    Russia’s Brutal Pro-Trump Coverage

    Russia’s Brutal Pro-Trump Coverage

    MOSCOW — If you think the American elections look ugly where you are, you should watch the coverage in Russia. News about them is all over Russia’s mainstream media, and it’s brutal.When Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton tried to p...

    In recent weeks, Russian broadcasters have proclaimed Hillary Clinton dead and praised Trump as a great statesman. Hard to know which is more bizarre.

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    A US Department of Justice seal is displayed on a podium during a news conference to announce money laundering charges against HSBC on December 11, 2012 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. HSBC Holdings plc and HSBC USA NA have agreed to pay $1.92 billion and enter into a deferred prosecution agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice in regards to charges involving money laundering with Mexican drug cartels.

    Cracking Russia’s Crooked Money Machine

    Cracking Russia’s Crooked Money Machine

    U.S. federal prosecutors just won’t let go of their three-year-old criminal action against alleged beneficiaries of stolen and laundered Russian taxpayer money.It was launched as part of what’s known as the Magnitsky Affair, a contentious story of...

    The feds bring an alleged lawyer for the Russian mob before a grand jury in the Magnitsky investigations.

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    Rome's Mayor Virginia Raggi attends a news conference at Rome's famed Spanish Steps after restoration work that lasted almost a year in Rome, Italy, September 22, 2016.

    You Can Fuhgeddabout Rome’s Olympics Bid

    You Can Fuhgeddabout Rome’s Olympics Bid

    ROME — It takes, oh, about 10 seconds in the Eternal City these days to see that the former caput mundi is actually close to kaput. Between the piles of garbage and the graffiti, the inefficient public transportation and the wringing of the hands ...

    The Eternal City’s a mess and its no-nonsense new mayor says there are far bigger priorities than an expensive attempt to win the 2024 Summer Games.

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    Men drive a motorcycle near a damaged aid truck after an airstrike on the rebel held Urm al-Kubra town, western Aleppo city, Syria September 20, 2016. REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah - RTSOITT

    This Is How Russia Bombed the UN Convoy

    This Is How Russia Bombed the UN Convoy

    The international reaction to Monday night’s devastating attack on an aid convoy in the Syrian town of Urem al-Kubra has been swift and furious. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, in an unusually forthright speech at the General Assembly, describ...

    Despite Kremlin denials, the open-source evidence implicating Putin’s warplanes is overwhelming.

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    A US Department of Justice seal is displayed on a podium during a news conference to announce money laundering charges against HSBC on December 11, 2012 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. HSBC Holdings plc and HSBC USA NA have agreed to pay $1.92 billion and enter into a deferred prosecution agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice in regards to charges involving money laundering with Mexican drug cartels.

    Cracking Russia’s Crooked Money Machine

    Cracking Russia’s Crooked Money Machine

    U.S. federal prosecutors just won’t let go of their three-year-old criminal action against alleged beneficiaries of stolen and laundered Russian taxpayer money.It was launched as part of what’s known as the Magnitsky Affair, a contentious story of...

    The feds bring an alleged lawyer for the Russian mob before a grand jury in the Magnitsky investigations.

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    Russia bans leading gay site

    Russia Blocks Its Most Popular Gay Site

    Russia Blocks Its Most Popular Gay Site

    MOSCOW — Russia’s gay-banning frenzy continues. It’s putting pressure on LGBT people all across the country, stopping them from marching, and even pushing some back toward the closet.Russian hardliners like to claim that homosexuality is an “evil”...

    BlueSystem claims an estimated 100,000 page views a day. Now it’s banned throughout the country.

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    Ukrainians Fear Trump Will End Freedom

    Ukrainians Fear Trump Will End Freedom

    KIEV — Perhaps you remember Ukraine. Perhaps you remember this war. But if you’re in the United States in the blur of the American presidential campaign, it must seem faint and far away.For the people here, however, what they read and see coming o...

    The ominous shadow of Putin-praising Donald Trump looms large over the country Putin is trying hard to tear apart.

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    UN Women's Goodwill Ambassador, actress Emma Watson speaks during a press conference to launch of the campaign "HeForShe" at the United Nations Headquarters on the sidelines of the 71st UN General Assembly in New York on September 20, 2016.  / AFP / KENA BETANCUR        (Photo credit should read KENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images)

    Watch: Emma Watson Addresses U.N.

    Watch: Emma Watson Addresses U.N.

    Emma Watson delivered a report to the United Nations on Tuesday about women’s treatment at universities, and she used the occasion to give a powerful speech about the rights of female and minority students.“The experience must make it clear that t...

    ‘A university should be a place of refuge that takes action against all forms of violence,’ the ‘Harry Potter’ actress said at the United Nations.

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    Russia bans leading gay site

    Russia Blocks Its Most Popular Gay Site

    Russia Blocks Its Most Popular Gay Site

    MOSCOW — Russia’s gay-banning frenzy continues. It’s putting pressure on LGBT people all across the country, stopping them from marching, and even pushing some back toward the closet.Russian hardliners like to claim that homosexuality is an “evil”...

    BlueSystem claims an estimated 100,000 page views a day. Now it’s banned throughout the country.

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    U.S.

    James Jones Sr.

    Protest Killer Flashed Guns on Facebook

    Protest Killer Flashed Guns on Facebook

    The North Carolina man charged with murdering a protester on Wednesday was arrested early Friday morning.Charlotte-Mecklenburg police Chief Kerr Putney announced at a press conference that the department’s Violent Criminal Apprehension Team arrest...

    Rayquan Borum was arrested for shooting Justin Carr in the head at a protest Wednesday and made his fondness for firepower clear on social media.

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    The logo of Bayer AG is pictured at the Bayer Healthcare subgroup production plant in Wuppertal February 24, 2014. German drug firm Bayer has clinched a $2.9 billion deal to take over Norwegian cancer drug maker Algeta after being tendered 92.17 percent of the shares in a cash offer, the companies said on Monday.

    How Famine Could Come to America

    How Famine Could Come to America

    Starvation has always been a weapon of war. From salting fields to blockading harbors to slaughtering herds of buffalo, nations have consistently used hunger to bring their enemies to their knees. For that reason, food security has always been a b...

    When the sale goes through, a Germany company will control a big chunk of the seed market. Germany wouldn’t blackmail us. But what if the Germans sold to someone who would?

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    Deadly pathogens wrongly dispatched by U.S. labs to unsecure sites

    Deadly Viruses Mistakenly Sent 21 Times

    Deadly Viruses Mistakenly Sent 21 Times

    By R. Jeffrey Smith and Patrick Malone, Center for Public IntegrityPublic, academic, and private laboratories that work with deadly diseases have mistakenly transferred highly contagious viruses and bacteria to unsecure locations at least 21 times...

    Believing the deadly pathogens had been deactivated, scientists and officials at U.S. labs sent highly contagious viruses and bacteria to unsecure locations at least 21 times.

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    James Jones Sr.

    Protest Killer Flashed Guns on Facebook

    Protest Killer Flashed Guns on Facebook

    The North Carolina man charged with murdering a protester on Wednesday was arrested early Friday morning.Charlotte-Mecklenburg police Chief Kerr Putney announced at a press conference that the department’s Violent Criminal Apprehension Team arrest...

    Rayquan Borum was arrested for shooting Justin Carr in the head at a protest Wednesday and made his fondness for firepower clear on social media.

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    Cop junkie kid

    Narcotics Cop Mom Can’t Help Addict Son

    Narcotics Cop Mom Can’t Help Addict Son

    She spent 14 years as an NYPD narcotics detective, but she can’t get any help for her 16-year-old drug-abusing son.“Unless I have him arrested,” says Det. Patricia Jennings, a single mom from Riverdale who spent 22 years as a cop, most of them as ...

    She spent years arresting junkies. Then her son became one—and she saw the system from the other side.

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    Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, 2016 MacArthur Fellow, New York, New York, September 6, 2016

    All 23 New MacArthur Geniuses

    All 23 New MacArthur Geniuses

    The 23 MacArthur Genius Grant Winners for 2016 were announced on Thursday and already we’re all feeling a bit inferior. This year’s winners include playwrights, art historians, graphic novelists, microbiologists, bioengineers, computer scientists,...

    Need help fueling your inferiority complex? Check out the 2016 MacArthur Geniuses.

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    Tech + Health

    Facebook is waaay too involved in this election

    Facebook, Stop Messing With the Election

    Facebook, Stop Messing With the Election

    “You’re on CNN. The show that leads into me is puppets making crank phone calls!”In 2004, that’s how ex-Daily Show anchor Jon Stewart famously rebutted Crossfire host Tucker Carlson’s allegation that he had gone too soft on John Kerry. Seven years...

    Still denying it’s a media company, Facebook says it’s just a technology company. But given its influence on the election, how much longer can it keep up the charade?

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    Two headed cow

    Two-Headed Calf Is ‘Lucky’ Indeed

    Two-Headed Calf Is ‘Lucky’ Indeed

    Raising cattle in Campbellsville, Kentucky, Stan McCubbin is used to things that would make most people squeamish. But even he wasn’t expecting one of his cows to give birth to a double-headed calf last Friday.Walking along the farm’s property, Mc...

    A Kentucky farmer got a surprise last Friday when one of his calves was born with two heads.

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    If Men Had Periods? They Already Do

    If Men Had Periods? They Already Do.

    If Men Had Periods? They Already Do.

    I haven’t menstruated in three years. I’m fortunate to be one of the trans guys whose periods stopped when I started taking testosterone.This is by no means a universal experience even among trans people taking testosterone, and many of my peers h...

    Menstruation isn’t just a ‘women’s issue.’ It’s time we opened up the conversation.

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    epaselect epa05537550 A Thai health official sprays chemicals to kill mosquitos in Sathon district in Bangkok, Thailand, 13 September 2016. At least 21 Zika virus cases were reported, including a pregnant woman, in the Sathon district and nearby districts of central Bangkok, according to the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA). Six provinces so far have reported Zika virus cases amounting to at least 97 people that have been infected with the virus in Thailand. Cases of people infected with the Zika virus have been also confirmed in Singapore and Malaysia.  EPA/NARONG SANGNAK

    The Overheated World of Zika Conspiracy

    The Overheated World of Zika Conspiracy

    The Zika virus is real. It really does cause microcephaly and other birth defects. And it definitely didn’t come from the Rockefellers.But as the Zika virus continues to spread locally in the Miami area, conspiracy theories about its origins are s...

    Is Zika a form of government mind control? Did it come from the Illuminati? Are vaccines actually causing microcephaly? Nope, nope, nope.

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    Two headed cow

    Two-Headed Calf Is ‘Lucky’ Indeed

    Two-Headed Calf Is ‘Lucky’ Indeed

    Raising cattle in Campbellsville, Kentucky, Stan McCubbin is used to things that would make most people squeamish. But even he wasn’t expecting one of his cows to give birth to a double-headed calf last Friday.Walking along the farm’s property, Mc...

    A Kentucky farmer got a surprise last Friday when one of his calves was born with two heads.

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    if we are in a new age of IEDs in cities, how hard that is to defend against.

    Cellphone Bombs: The New American Terror

    Cellphone Bombs: The New American Terror

    Ahmad Khan Rahami, the 28-year-old suspect in the twin bombings in New York City and New Jersey that injured dozens of people this weekend, apparently used cellphones to detonate his homemade bombs.That should worry authorities. It’s not hard to c...

    It’s not hard to convert a cellphone into a remote trigger. What’s hard—and usually illegal—is jamming cell signals without causing greater harm than a small IED.

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    Lawsuit: Jim Carrey Helped Kill My Wife

    Lawsuit: Jim Carrey Helped Kill My Wife

    Mark Burton wants Jim Carrey to surrender his private jet.The reason why is contained in a nine-page wrongful death lawsuit that Burton, the estranged husband of Carrey’s late ex-girlfriend Cathriona White, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on M...

    A lawsuit alleges the actor provided the prescription pills that killed makeup artist Cathriona White last September—then tried to cover up his involvement.

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    Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) personnel search an address during an investigation into Ahmad Khan Rahami, who was wanted for questioning in an explosion in New York, which authorities believe is linked to the explosive devices found in New Jersey, in Elizabeth, U.S., September 19, 2016.

    Yelpers Fry Bomb Suspect's Restaurant

    Yelpers Fry Bomb Suspect's Restaurant

    While law enforcement and FBI officers were on a “manhunt” for New York and New Jersey bombing suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami, reviewers took to Yelp to extract virtual vigilante justice.Once reviewers discovered that the First American Fried Chicken r...

    Reviewers of the restaurant owned by the family of Chelsea bombing suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami spewed hate speech in dozens of posts before Yelp temporarily locked down the page.

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    if we are in a new age of IEDs in cities, how hard that is to defend against.

    Cellphone Bombs: The New American Terror

    Cellphone Bombs: The New American Terror

    Ahmad Khan Rahami, the 28-year-old suspect in the twin bombings in New York City and New Jersey that injured dozens of people this weekend, apparently used cellphones to detonate his homemade bombs.That should worry authorities. It’s not hard to c...

    It’s not hard to convert a cellphone into a remote trigger. What’s hard—and usually illegal—is jamming cell signals without causing greater harm than a small IED.

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    Arts + Culture

    The Play Putting Dubya on Trial

    The Play Putting Dubya on Trial

    The Play Putting Dubya on Trial

    President George W. Bush was found guilty of war crimes last night at the International Criminal Court in the Hague. The jury vote was 6-3.Don’t worry if you didn’t know the 43rd president was on trial. This was an off-Broadway verdict, the conclu...

    In a new play, Bush is charged with three overarching crimes resulting from the war in Iraq—and every night a jury of audience members votes on whether he is guilty or not.

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    Edward Albee's Actors Tell All//Hed: Actors Reveal The Real Edward Albee Seo: Tony Winner Bill Irwin: Edward Albee Was Mysterious, Mercurial, Brilliant—And My Friend

    Actors Reveal the Real Edward Albee

    Actors Reveal the Real Edward Albee

    The actor Bill Irwin’s friendship with Edward Albee began when Irwin appeared in The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? in 2002, opposite Sally Field; on Broadway in 2005 he played George in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, opposite Kathleen Turner as Martha...

    The playwright could be inscrutable, difficult, warm, and funny, recalls Bill Irwin, while Eileen Fulton remembers how he led her to put out a fire on stage.

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    An Occupation of loss

    This Is the Global Language of Grief

    This Is the Global Language of Grief

    A loud bang reverberated throughout the hall of New York’s Park Avenue Armory, like a gunshot, then the sound of mourning began: a dissonant chorus of sorrowful chants, cymbals and drums, humming, and caterwauling.It was just after sundown, and a ...

    Visitors attending Taryn Simon’s monumental installation piece, ‘An Occupation of Loss,’ which explores grieving rituals from around the world, will leave shaken and stirred.

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    Emmy Red Carpet

    How to Win the Emmys Red Carpet

    How to Win the Emmys Red Carpet

    On the Emmys red carpet, Claire Danes dazzled in Schiaparelli, Taraji P. Henson in Vera Wang, and Ellie Kemper in Jenny Packham.

    On the Emmys red carpet, Claire Danes dazzled in Schiaparelli, Taraji P. Henson in Vera Wang, and Ellie Kemper in Jenny Packham.

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    Edward Albee's Actors Tell All//Hed: Actors Reveal The Real Edward Albee Seo: Tony Winner Bill Irwin: Edward Albee Was Mysterious, Mercurial, Brilliant—And My Friend

    Actors Reveal the Real Edward Albee

    Actors Reveal the Real Edward Albee

    The actor Bill Irwin’s friendship with Edward Albee began when Irwin appeared in The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? in 2002, opposite Sally Field; on Broadway in 2005 he played George in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, opposite Kathleen Turner as Martha...

    The playwright could be inscrutable, difficult, warm, and funny, recalls Bill Irwin, while Eileen Fulton remembers how he led her to put out a fire on stage.

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    Excerpt from "Such Mad Fun," about her mother's screenwriting in the 30s

    A Glamour Girl Who Nailed High Society

    A Glamour Girl Who Nailed High Society

    PrologueAll the Things You Were I picked up the book carefully, wary of the mold on its faded cover. Rodents had gnawed through the corners and the edges of its pages. On this oppressive June day when the humidity intensified all sweet and sour od...

    Going through her late mother’s papers, Robin Cutler found a child prodigy, a gifted writer, a friend of Fitzgerald’s, and the makings of a faceted biography. Here’s the prologue.

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    Maureen Dowd interview

    The Mystery of Being Maureen Dowd

    The Mystery of Being Maureen Dowd

    It boggles the mind, but New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd—who’s been on the case for the past 21 years and won the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for commentary—claims her lofty perch on the Op-Ed page occasionally causes panic attacks.Not just in the p...

    She doesn’t do ‘ideological’ columns, and hates appearing on TV. The New York Times’ star columnist on Clinton, Trump, and keeping snoops at bay.

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    Bob Marley’s Bandmates Sue ‘The Wailers’

    Bob Marley’s Bandmates Sue ‘The Wailers’

    Bob Marley’s Bandmates Sue ‘The Wailers’

    Bob Marley spent his brief, extraordinary life promoting peace, unity, and the Rastafarian ideal of “one love.” His family and former band members have been at each other’s throats ever since.The latest installment in a long line of legal and publ...

    There are no members of Bob Marley’s band in a touring group called The Wailers. And the musicians behind ‘Exodus’ and ‘Catch a Fire’ are not happy about it.

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    Excerpt from "Such Mad Fun," about her mother's screenwriting in the 30s

    A Glamour Girl Who Nailed High Society

    A Glamour Girl Who Nailed High Society

    PrologueAll the Things You Were I picked up the book carefully, wary of the mold on its faded cover. Rodents had gnawed through the corners and the edges of its pages. On this oppressive June day when the humidity intensified all sweet and sour od...

    Going through her late mother’s papers, Robin Cutler found a child prodigy, a gifted writer, a friend of Fitzgerald’s, and the makings of a faceted biography. Here’s the prologue.

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