How Obama Handles Crisis
The handwringers and bedwetters in the D.C. punditocracy should know that Barack Obama will never be on their timeline, says his longtime speechwriter Jon Favreau.
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The Blame Marissa Game
Maternity leave. Buying Tumblr. Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's personal life and business decisions are scrutinized far more than those of male CEOs, says Jessica Grose.
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In Defense of the IRS
The Internal Revenue Service isn’t too powerful, says Peter Beinart. It’s too weak. Obama must not stand aside and let Republicans weaken it even more.
Fresh Hope for Madeleine
Buoyed by three Cleveland women’s escape, the McCanns have a new lead: 20 ‘persons of interest’ who may have details of Maddie's 2007 disappearance. By Barbie Latza Nadeau.
Sex Scandal Rocks Nicaragua
The most lurid scandal in Latin America is back—and creating trouble for strongman Ortega, whose own stepdaughter claims he sexually abused her. Mac Margolis reports.
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A Dan Brown Fact Check
The bestselling author likes to claim the historical events in his novels are ‘fact,’ but how much is true? Noah Charney finds 10 mistakes and over-simplifications in the new book Inferno.
He Had What Removed?!
A Londoner had his prostate taken out after discovering he was a carrier of the BRCA gene that pushed Angelina Jolie to get a mastectomy. Tom Sykes on the historic first.
There's Still Time
Forgot to book a Memorial Day vacation? Don’t worry, you're not out of luck! Check out 11 luxurious—and easy to get to—beaches that are perfect for kicking off the summer.
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Adam Driver’s So-Called Life
After a scattered youth that led from Kansas to the Marines, the romantic antihero of Girls is poised to become the next indie heartthrob. He talks to Marlow Stern.
Book of Wisdom
Jason Wu deplanes, Cara Delevingne gets ink, and more from fashion’s finest this week. By Claire Stern.
Yahoo Pays $1.1B Cash for Tumblr
Tumblr will remain independently operated. More
Twisters Sweep Through the Plains
One dead, more than 20 injured.More
Obama Lawyers Knew About IRS
As early as April, but president wasn't told.More
Syrian Troops Take Rebel Stronghold
With the help of Lebanon’s Hezbollah.More
Dozens Killed in Iraq Bomb Blasts
Baghdad worst hit, with eight explosions.More
North Koreans Seized Chinese Boat
While Pyongyang fires off sixth missile in three days.More
7. COME ON NOW
Gay Marriage Bill Splits Parliament
Cameron faces Tory rebellion.More
NYC Gay Man’s Killer ‘Laughed’
9. Money Talks
Public TV Tried To Placate David Koch
After critical documentary More
Miguel Leg-Drops Fan at Billboard Awards
Accidentally slams her head into stage.More