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    U.S. President Barack Obama lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier during the Memorial Day observance at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, U.S., May 30, 2016. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas.      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTX2EUVT

    America Is Still a Gift to the World

    America Is Still a Gift to the World

    Early on the morning of June 4,1942, four B-26 Marauders from the Army Air Force’s 18th Reconnaissance Squadron rumbled down a mile long runway on Midway Island and took off over the Pacific, flying low with a rising sun behind them, heading west ...

    On this Memorial Day, it is worth cutting through all the toxicity clogging our culture and remembering what a special way of life those who have died have given us.

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    Protesters stand outside East Los Angeles College where Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was speaking in Los Angeles, California, U.S., May 5, 2016. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson - RTX2D1M8

    What the PUMAs Think of #BernieOrBust

    What the PUMAs Think of #BernieOrBust

    It’s been eight years since they were the rabble rousers and the thorn in the side of the Democratic establishment.Today, the diehard Hillary Clinton supporters behind the Party Unity My Ass movement have less to rage against, as their candidate i...

    On the surface, the Clinton diehards who refused to get behind Obama in 2008 and the #NeverHillary crowd of 2016 would seem like perfect enemies. But they share a strange kinship.

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    Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses bikers as part of the Rolling Thunder speakers program at the Reflecting Pool near the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, U.S., May 29, 2016.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - RTX2EQOB

    Draft Dodger Welcomed at Rolling Thunder

    Draft Dodger Welcomed at Rolling Thunder

    With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in. To bind up the nation’s wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his ...

    Despite the fact he has lied to veterans and insulted POWs over the course of his campaign, Donald Trump was welcomed with open arms at Sunday’s biker rally.

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    U.S. President Barack Obama lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier during the Memorial Day observance at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, U.S., May 30, 2016. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas.      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTX2EUVT

    America Is Still a Gift to the World

    America Is Still a Gift to the World

    Early on the morning of June 4,1942, four B-26 Marauders from the Army Air Force’s 18th Reconnaissance Squadron rumbled down a mile long runway on Midway Island and took off over the Pacific, flying low with a rising sun behind them, heading west ...

    On this Memorial Day, it is worth cutting through all the toxicity clogging our culture and remembering what a special way of life those who have died have given us.

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    Politifact May 29, 2016

    Yes, Bernie Polls Better Against Trump

    Yes, Bernie Polls Better Against Trump

    By Louis Jacobson and Linda QiuPoliticians turned out on the Sunday shows to declare—or stay silent—about their allegiances in the upcoming presidential race.On Meet the Press, former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger declined to endorse t...

    Sanders was on ‘Meet the Press’ again Sunday touting his polling advantage against Trump. He’s right, but there’s a key reason Hillary does worse in head-to-head matchups.

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    People march with an inflatable effigy of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump near American and Mexican flags during an immigrant rights May Day rally in Los Angeles, California, U.S., May 1, 2016. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson - RTX2CD44

    What Trump Doesn’t Get About Immigrants

    What Trump Doesn’t Get About Immigrants

    Felix Diaz was born 13 years before Donald Trump and millions of dollars and thousands of miles away, but in his story is the reason Trump will never be president of the United States.Felix Diaz grew up on the wrong side of the Union Pacific railr...

    The teacher thought Feliz Diaz, like those other immigrants from the wrong side of the tracks, was weak and afraid. Someone learned a lesson that day.

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    Roots

    Why We Need the New ‘Roots’

    Why We Need the New ‘Roots’

    On Night Two of the History channel’s retelling of Roots, there’s a scene in which a young black man—a slave—is attempting to run away from a plantation. There’s a line of white overseers who watch him run. They shoot him in the back. “I don’t thi...

    LeVar Burton—the original Kunta Kinte—and the cast of the new ‘Roots’ defend the controversial remake and explain the power of retelling the story for a new generation.

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    Games’ Greatest Champion for Diversity

    Games’ Greatest Champion for Diversity

    By letting one step into the (virtual) shoes of a character, first-person shooters (FPS) provide an intensely immersive gaming experience. Yet those protagonists – kept relatively non-descript, so they might better serve as empty-vessel proxies fo...

    In the multiplayer mayhem of Blizzard’s new first-person shooter, teams are at their strongest when embracing, and exploiting, peoples’ differences.

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    NEW YORK - CIRCA 1940: Vocalist/guitarist Sister Rosetta Tharpe poses for a portrait holding a guitar in circa 1940 New York City, New York. (Photo by James Kriegsmann/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

    The First Badass Female Guitarist

    The First Badass Female Guitarist

    In recent months, a video has gone viral depicting a robust, middle-aged woman in grainy black and white ripping one of the meanest guitar solos you’ve ever seen:The woman featured is none other than Sister Rosetta Tharpe, the “Godmother of Rock ‘...

    She influenced Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, and countless others, but Sister Rosetta Tharpe was a legend in her own right.

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25:  Director Duncan Jones attends a special screening of "Warcraft: The Beginning" at BFI IMAX on May 25, 2016 in London, England.  (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)

    Bowie Saw ‘Warcraft’ Before He Died

    Bowie Saw ‘Warcraft’ Before He Died

    For director Duncan Jones (Moon, Source Code), the three and a half years he spent helming a massively anticipated $160 million CG/live-action adaptation of Warcraft filled with bloodthirsty Orcs, wizards, and warriors were marked by his own major...

    The ‘Moon’ director opens up about his big-budget blockbuster adaptation of the Blizzard gaming franchise, in theaters June 10th.

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    Games’ Greatest Champion for Diversity

    Games’ Greatest Champion for Diversity

    By letting one step into the (virtual) shoes of a character, first-person shooters (FPS) provide an intensely immersive gaming experience. Yet those protagonists – kept relatively non-descript, so they might better serve as empty-vessel proxies fo...

    In the multiplayer mayhem of Blizzard’s new first-person shooter, teams are at their strongest when embracing, and exploiting, peoples’ differences.

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    Bernie: Trump a ‘Danger’ To The World

    Bernie: Trump a ‘Danger’ To The World

    Just as the hashtag #ChickenTrump trended on Twitter on Friday evening thanks to power Bernie backers like Sarah Silverman, Vermont senator Bernie Sanders took to Real Time with Bill Maher with fighting words for the GOP frontrunner who this week ...

    The Democratic candidate for president took to HBO to express his true feelings about #ChickenTrump.

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    Ashlynn Yennie, star of Showtime's 'Submission.

    My Empowerment Through ‘Submission’

    My Empowerment Through ‘Submission’

    To submit or not to submit? That was the question I asked myself before going in to read for the lead role of Ashley in Showtime’s new late-night series, Submission. I did my homework before meeting writer and director Jacky St. James, and was rea...

    The star of the new BDSM-themed Showtime series ‘Submission’ on her unique—and kinky—journey of self-discovery.

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    F08M7D Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga perform at the Wellchild concert watched by Prince Harry  Featuring: Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett Where: London, United Kingdom When: 08 Jun 2015

    Is Pop the Future of Jazz?

    Is Pop the Future of Jazz?

    I’ve been hearing jazz in the most unlikely places lately.I didn’t expect to encounter a trumpeter playing New Orleans style jazz on the new Beyoncé album Lemonade. But that’s exactly what I found on the “Daddy Lessons” track. This jazz intrusion ...

    The music is hot again, but it’s happening outside of the traditional jazz economy and some jazz musicians are scornful when they should be jumping for joy.

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    Bernie: Trump a ‘Danger’ To The World

    Bernie: Trump a ‘Danger’ To The World

    Just as the hashtag #ChickenTrump trended on Twitter on Friday evening thanks to power Bernie backers like Sarah Silverman, Vermont senator Bernie Sanders took to Real Time with Bill Maher with fighting words for the GOP frontrunner who this week ...

    The Democratic candidate for president took to HBO to express his true feelings about #ChickenTrump.

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    World News

    A hand points out  illustration of the devil in the Devil's Bible, the world's biggest manuscript, which is on display in Prague's Klementinum, Czech Republic, during a preview on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2007. The world's largest manuscript is considered to be one of the most valuable medieval works that testify to the period level of knowledge. The Devil's Bible, or Codex Gigas in Latin, was created at the beginning of the 13th century in the Benedictine monastery in Podlazice, eastern Bohemia.

    Did the Devil Really Write This Bible?

    Did the Devil Really Write This Bible?

    We have all heard that the Bible is the Word of God—but what if it were actually the work of Satan? Sure, there are various heretical groups throughout history that have thought that parts of the Bible were false, but in the case of the world’s la...

    What is the secret to the longevity and brilliance of the largest surviving medieval manuscript? Lucifer himself is said to have made it.

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    The arm of a killed boy is seen on the pavement in the touristic city of Acapulco, Guerrero state, Mexico on August 15, 2011. More than 40.000 people have been killed in rising drug-related violence in Mexico since December 2006, when President Felipe Calderon deployed soldiers and federal police to take on organized crime.

    The Kids the Cartels Are Selling for Sex

    The Kids the Cartels Are Selling for Sex

    ACAPULCO, Mexico — Elena met Rafita a few years ago on the malecón, the breakwater along the port of Acapulco. His shyness and his eyes like the eyes of an injured puppy stole her heart, she remembers.  Tourists were throwing coins off their boats...

    They go from one hell to another, from the nightmare of sexual abuse, to living with hate, ending up part of organized crime as eager, angry children ready to do anything.

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    G155FN Atomic explosion after the detonation of the world's first atomic bomb. This bomb, code-named Trinity, was part of the Manhattan Project, set up by the US government during the Second World War. It was detonated at Alamogordo, New Mexico, on 16 July 1945.

    Soviet Spy Who Asked for a U.S. Pension

    Soviet Spy Who Asked for a U.S. Pension

    This is how the most dramatic scene of The First Circle, the most famous novel of Alexander Solzhenitsyn, begins:“One of the wooden booths outside the station was empty but seemed to have a broken window. Innokenty walked on, into the station. Her...

    George Koval infiltrated the Manhattan Project and helped Stalin build the bomb. Then he asked Uncle Sam for his Social Security check.

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    Denis Faul, priest who fought terrorists and Irish thugs,

    The Priest Who Took on the Torturers

    The Priest Who Took on the Torturers

    I could pick out several teachers at my grammar school, St Patrick’s Academy in Dungannon, who enlivened their subjects with wit and intelligence and who inspired me to pursue a career in writing, but the teacher who looms largest in my memory is ...

    Rumors always swirled around Father Faul and his secret book about 12 Catholic men tortured by the British army.

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    The arm of a killed boy is seen on the pavement in the touristic city of Acapulco, Guerrero state, Mexico on August 15, 2011. More than 40.000 people have been killed in rising drug-related violence in Mexico since December 2006, when President Felipe Calderon deployed soldiers and federal police to take on organized crime.

    The Kids the Cartels Are Selling for Sex

    The Kids the Cartels Are Selling for Sex

    ACAPULCO, Mexico — Elena met Rafita a few years ago on the malecón, the breakwater along the port of Acapulco. His shyness and his eyes like the eyes of an injured puppy stole her heart, she remembers.  Tourists were throwing coins off their boats...

    They go from one hell to another, from the nightmare of sexual abuse, to living with hate, ending up part of organized crime as eager, angry children ready to do anything.

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    U.S. President Barack Obama lays wreaths at the cenotaph at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, western Japan, Friday, May 27, 2016. Obama on Friday became the first sitting U.S. president to visit the site of the world's first atomic bomb attack, bringing global attention both to survivors and to his unfulfilled vision of a world without nuclear weapons.

    Obama Wins Respect in Hiroshima

    Obama Wins Respect in Hiroshima

    HIROSHIMA, Japan — Almost 71 years after the United States dropped the atomic bomb here, killing more than 140,000 people, Barack Obama became the first sitting U.S. president to visit the city, and express his condolences to the people of Hiroshi...

    After more than half a century of resentment, President Obama’s sincere tribute to the bombings’ fallen has begun to heal the deep bitterness between two nations.

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    U.S. Representative Devin Nunes (R-CA) talks to reporters as he walks from the offices of House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) (not pictured) at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, October 15, 2013. Republicans in the House of Representatives failed to reach internal consensus on Tuesday on how to break an impasse on the federal budget that could soon result in an economically damaging default on the country's debt. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS MEDIA) - RTX14CX8,UNITED STATES - DECEMBER 11: Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., participates in the news conference with the Republican members of the California congressional delegation to discuss California water legislation in the Capitol on Friday, Dec. 11, 2015. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call),Green island in the Atlantic Ocean, Sao Miguel, Azores, Portugal; Shutterstock ID 399986443

    Top Congressman Rips ‘Criminal’ Pentagon

    Top Congressman Rips ‘Criminal’ Pentagon

    Rep. Devin Nunes, the powerful chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, has accused the Defense Department of misleading members of Congress about the cost of building a new military intelligence center at a base on a set of idyllic islands i...

    An obscure decision over a military base has turned into a D.C. knife fight, with a leading lawmaker accusing the Pentagon of trying to stab him in the back.

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    Men in uniform identified by Syrian Democratic forces as US special operations forces ride in the back of a pickup truck in the village of Fatisah in the northern Syrian province of Raqa on May 25, 2016. 
US-backed Syrian fighters and Iraqi forces pressed twin assaults against the Islamic State group, in two of the most important ground offensives yet against the jihadists. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), formed in October 2015, announced on May 24 its push for IS territory north of Raqa city, which is around 90 kilometres (55 miles) south of the Syrian-Turkish border and home to an estimated 300,000 people. The SDF is dominated by the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) -- largely considered the most effective independent anti-IS force on the ground in Syria -- but it also includes Arab Muslim and Christian fighters.

    U.S. Troops 18 Miles From ISIS Capital

    U.S. Troops 18 Miles From ISIS Capital

    FATISAH, Syria — Ever since U.S. President Barack Obama decided to send 250 more Special Forces to the Syrian battlefield against the so-called Islamic State, they’ve been easy to spot on the front lines in Hasakah, Tisreen Dam, and near Raqqa, th...

    U.S. Special Forces soldiers have been seen and photographed on the front lines in Syria wearing the patches of Kurdish fighters.

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    U.S. President Barack Obama lays wreaths at the cenotaph at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, western Japan, Friday, May 27, 2016. Obama on Friday became the first sitting U.S. president to visit the site of the world's first atomic bomb attack, bringing global attention both to survivors and to his unfulfilled vision of a world without nuclear weapons.

    Obama Wins Respect in Hiroshima

    Obama Wins Respect in Hiroshima

    HIROSHIMA, Japan — Almost 71 years after the United States dropped the atomic bomb here, killing more than 140,000 people, Barack Obama became the first sitting U.S. president to visit the city, and express his condolences to the people of Hiroshi...

    After more than half a century of resentment, President Obama’s sincere tribute to the bombings’ fallen has begun to heal the deep bitterness between two nations.

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    U.S. News

    Fort Wagner (also called Battery Wagner) was a fortification on Morris Island, South Carolina, that covered the southern approach to Charleston harbor. It was the site of two American Civil War battles in the campaign known as Operations Against the Defenses of Charleston in 1863. The first engagement, the Battle of Fort Wagner or the First Assault on Morris Island, occurred on July 11, 1863. Only 12 Confederate soldiers were killed, as opposed to the Union's 330 losses. The second engagement is better known. The Battle of Fort Wagner, Morris Island, was the Union attack on July 18, 1863, led by the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, one of the first major American military units made up of black soldiers.

    100,000 From Dixie Fought for the North

    100,000 From Dixie Fought for the North

    Earlier this past week a judge ruled that the city of Louisville, Kentucky can proceed with the removal of a Confederate monument near the campus of the University of Louisville. Arguments against removing Confederate monuments over the past year ...

    In all the recent debate about erasing Confederate history, no one talks about the history the South itself has erased, such as the many Southerners who fought for the Union.

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    Roots 2016

    New Times Demand a New ‘Roots’

    New Times Demand a New ‘Roots’

    This Memorial Day, the History channel will debut a new four-part, eight-hour version of Roots, the groundbreaking and massively popular "event that made television history" in 1977 by pulling the largest audience up to that point in sma...

    The original ‘Roots’ was epochal. If the reboot wants to be, it needs to be situated in the (mostly) better realities of 2016.

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    Lesleigh Coyer, 25, of Saginaw, Michigan, lies down in front of the grave of her brother, Ryan Coyer, who served with the U.S. Army in both Iraq and Afghanistan, at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia March 11, 2013. Coyer died of complications from an injury sustained in Afghanistan.

    The Day Soldiers Honored Fallen Comrades

    The Day Soldiers Honored Fallen Comrades

    On Saturday, May 30, 1868, in scores of northern cities, towns, and villages, knots of Union veterans, marching to the mournful wail of fifes, processed to the graves of their fallen comrades. Some clutched bullet riddled regimental banners, adorn...

    Decoration Day, which later became Memorial Day, was created by ex-Civil War soldiers as a way to preserve and honor the memories of those who fought and died.

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    Fort Wagner (also called Battery Wagner) was a fortification on Morris Island, South Carolina, that covered the southern approach to Charleston harbor. It was the site of two American Civil War battles in the campaign known as Operations Against the Defenses of Charleston in 1863. The first engagement, the Battle of Fort Wagner or the First Assault on Morris Island, occurred on July 11, 1863. Only 12 Confederate soldiers were killed, as opposed to the Union's 330 losses. The second engagement is better known. The Battle of Fort Wagner, Morris Island, was the Union attack on July 18, 1863, led by the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, one of the first major American military units made up of black soldiers.

    100,000 From Dixie Fought for the North

    100,000 From Dixie Fought for the North

    Earlier this past week a judge ruled that the city of Louisville, Kentucky can proceed with the removal of a Confederate monument near the campus of the University of Louisville. Arguments against removing Confederate monuments over the past year ...

    In all the recent debate about erasing Confederate history, no one talks about the history the South itself has erased, such as the many Southerners who fought for the Union.

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     Harriet Tubman Memorial in Harlem, New York, United States of America

    Nervous Excitement for Tubman Descendant

    Nervous Excitement for Tubman Descendant

    Long before Harriet Tubman earned a spot on the $20 bill, Louise Davis was working to remind America of her third-cousin’s legacy.Davis’s great-grandfather was Tubman’s uncle and no doubt learned of her exploits 150 years ago when she slipped bond...

    The freedom fighter wasn’t really taught in Louise Davis’s classes, but she knew her ancestor’s brave exploits—and now the whole nation will.

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    People march with an inflatable effigy of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump near American and Mexican flags during an immigrant rights May Day rally in Los Angeles, California, U.S., May 1, 2016. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson - RTX2CD44

    What Trump Doesn’t Get About Immigrants

    What Trump Doesn’t Get About Immigrants

    Felix Diaz was born 13 years before Donald Trump and millions of dollars and thousands of miles away, but in his story is the reason Trump will never be president of the United States.Felix Diaz grew up on the wrong side of the Union Pacific railr...

    The teacher thought Feliz Diaz, like those other immigrants from the wrong side of the tracks, was weak and afraid. Someone learned a lesson that day.

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    Tech + Health

    A U.S. soldier from the 3rd Cavalry Regiment shields himself from the rotor wash of a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter after being dropped off for a mission with the Afghan police near Jalalabad in the Nangarhar province of Afghanistan December 20, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: TRANSPORT CIVIL UNREST MILITARY POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) - RTR4IRXO

    Could This Be a Shortcut Cure for PTSD?

    Could This Be a Shortcut Cure for PTSD?

    HOLIDAY, Florida – You feel a little foolish, but you never have to say a word—about remembering your own blood pooling warm around you, with its iron smell, the reek of a thousand matches invading your nose, or the surge of pain, then panic at no...

    With a seemingly endless backlog of cases facing the armed forces, a new treatment—Accelerated Resolution Therapy—is giving new hope for patients.

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    The End of Second Languages Is Near

    The End of Second Languages Is Near

    Remember all those warnings that learning a second language would be a great asset in your future? It seems that years after your regrets about not paying attention and learning Spanish, technology has finally caught up and proven them wrong.Tech ...

    New technology means you can skip the college electives.

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    How to Make Sure Your Phone Won't Kill You

    Stop Your Cell Phone from Killing You

    Stop Your Cell Phone from Killing You

    After Thursday’s study, Dr. Irwin Redlener prefers to be interviewed by speakerphone.There have been warnings before about a possible link between cell phones and cancer but none quite so clear as this: a $25-million study conducted by the U.S. Na...

    An unprecedented $25 million study links cell phone radiation and cancer in rats. Before you throw away your phone, here are the safety measures you should take.

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    Violence against transgender people in the restroom

    Hospitals Can Be Horrors If You’re Trans

    Hospitals Can Be Horrors If You’re Trans

    Alesha, a 23-year-old Pakistani transgender activist, survived multiple gunshots. She even made it to the hospital, albeit in critical condition. But in the end, it wasn’t her shooter that sealed her fate—it was a transphobic medical staff.Her sto...

    A Pakistani trans woman died after medical staff couldn’t decide which ward to put her in. It happens in U.S. hospitals, too.

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    The End of Second Languages Is Near

    The End of Second Languages Is Near

    Remember all those warnings that learning a second language would be a great asset in your future? It seems that years after your regrets about not paying attention and learning Spanish, technology has finally caught up and proven them wrong.Tech ...

    New technology means you can skip the college electives.

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    Inside the Trump Vitamins 'Scam'

    Inside the Trump Vitamin ‘Scam’

    Inside the Trump Vitamin ‘Scam’

    Call it “Vitamin T.” For several years in the late 2000s and early 2010s, Donald Trump encouraged people to take part in a pseudo-scientific vitamin scheme—all without expressing any concern about how it might potentially endanger people’s health...

    You give the Donald your urine and a stack of money? That’s what he wanted, in exchange for a customized vitamin regimen that a Harvard doctor deems a ‘scam.’

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    When YouTube Pranks Are Just Misogyny

    When YouTube Pranks Are Just Misogyny

    Few would disagree that if a man pinches women’s asses in public, he is guilty of sexual harassment.You’d also be hard-pressed to find someone who would condone rubbing a chili pepper on a woman’s tampon before she inserts it. And if a man were to...

    A British social media user’s video of his girlfriend’s pain after she unwittingly used a tampon he had secretly coated with chili pepper is just the latest to play abuse for laughs.

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    Arowana

    Protecting Endangered Species to Death

    Protecting Endangered Species to Death

    One January evening as the tepid winter heat was beginning to subside across Singapore, a stranger walked into the Lam Hong Aquarium Shop. The owner, a bespectacled woman named Tay Chai Eng, knew most of her patrons, but she had never seen this ma...

    The arowana, or dragon fish, is the world’s costliest aquarium fish, its value based on rarity. Protecting the fish drives that value—and the arowana’s endangerment—even higher.

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    Inside the Trump Vitamins 'Scam'

    Inside the Trump Vitamin ‘Scam’

    Inside the Trump Vitamin ‘Scam’

    Call it “Vitamin T.” For several years in the late 2000s and early 2010s, Donald Trump encouraged people to take part in a pseudo-scientific vitamin scheme—all without expressing any concern about how it might potentially endanger people’s health...

    You give the Donald your urine and a stack of money? That’s what he wanted, in exchange for a customized vitamin regimen that a Harvard doctor deems a ‘scam.’

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    it's a girl cigars

    Congrats on the New Baby, but No Cigar

    Congrats on the New Baby, but No Cigar

    The Big Bird-yellow plastic tube held a cigar as brittle as a pile of autumn leaves.The nearly-four-decades-old stick was produced by some Tampa outfit called Rigoletto, the particular label a “Londonaire.”It’s not a particularly well-regarded smo...

    As Aaron Goldfarb and his wife welcome daughter Ellie to the world, he wonders what happened to the tradition of the proud new father lighting up a stogie.

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    SANTA CROCE, VENEZIA, VENETO, ITALY - 2013/11/05: Crystal Serenity cruise ship in port. (Photo by John Greim/LightRocket via Getty Images)

    Cruise Ships in Arctic Take Titanic Risk

    Cruise Ships in Arctic Take Titanic Risk

    This year, the new 820-foot-long, 13-deck cruise ship Crystal Serenity will be the first large-scale tourist ship to navigate through the Northwest Passage. And while amenities such as a casino, a movie theater, six restaurants, and a driving rang...

    More and more floating pleasure palaces are plying the increasingly ice-choked and unstable waters near the poles. What could possibly go wrong?

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    JOATINGA BEACH,
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL

    Bird's Eye View of World's Best Beaches

    Bird's Eye View of World's Best Beaches

    Photographer Gray Malin takes aerial shots of beaches across the globe.

    Photographer Gray Malin takes aerial shots of beaches across the globe.

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    Beyonce wearing a Kale sweatshirt in her music video, popularity of kale

    I’m Sorry for Helping Make Kale Cool

    I’m Sorry for Helping Make Kale Cool

    Color it green, black, brown, blue, purple, white, or red.Call it braunkohl, cavolo nero or riccio, chou frisé, borecole, colewort, yuyi ganlan or brassica oleracea acephala.In any color and by any name, I know and hate kale when I see it—and thes...

    The leafy green is tough, bitter, and completely unsuited for salads, brownies, pizza, and most else. It’s the triumph of cool over taste.

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    SANTA CROCE, VENEZIA, VENETO, ITALY - 2013/11/05: Crystal Serenity cruise ship in port. (Photo by John Greim/LightRocket via Getty Images)

    Cruise Ships in Arctic Take Titanic Risk

    Cruise Ships in Arctic Take Titanic Risk

    This year, the new 820-foot-long, 13-deck cruise ship Crystal Serenity will be the first large-scale tourist ship to navigate through the Northwest Passage. And while amenities such as a casino, a movie theater, six restaurants, and a driving rang...

    More and more floating pleasure palaces are plying the increasingly ice-choked and unstable waters near the poles. What could possibly go wrong?

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    D4X42D Construction on Lower Manhattan's West Side, Just North of the World Trade Center (Tall Building in Background) 05/1973

    This Was New York’s Abandoned Highway

    This Was New York’s Abandoned Highway

    Traipsing along the Hudson River on Manhattan’s West Side today, enjoying green spaces, stunning vistas, and happy people, it’s easy to forget that this area recently was a dump-- symbolizing urban decay and governmental dysfunction.After ships be...

    The idea was to transform four miles of the West Side into one hundred acres of urban parkland that would embrace houses, shops, and offices—with a six-lane highway underneath. But W...

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    Detroit model at Venice Biennale

    How To Save Detroit—In Venice

    How To Save Detroit—In Venice

    Venice, ItalyFor his 2014 publication, Abandoned America: An Autopsy of The American Dream, Matthew Christopher photographed disused buildings, as well as those in disrepair, across the United States, from schools to factories and gas stations, do...

    At the 2016 Biennale, the US Pavilion is given over to architects’ plans to rebuild and rejuvenate Detroit—including the construction of a ‘void.’

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    WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 18:  The Queen - Not Amused! -  At The Royal Windsor Horse Show In Her 'back Garden' At Windsor Castle.  (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)

    These Weird Royal Traditions Won’t Die

    These Weird Royal Traditions Won’t Die

    In a few weeks time, London will be brought to a standstill as one of the most dramatic and colorful of royal ceremonies takes place: the Trooping of The Color, which sees the Queen process from Buckingham Palace down the Mall, to the accompanimen...

    Two birthdays, a full time piper, and valets to iron your shoelaces? The British royal family is determined to maintain an extensive roster of arcane traditions.

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    D4X42D Construction on Lower Manhattan's West Side, Just North of the World Trade Center (Tall Building in Background) 05/1973

    This Was New York’s Abandoned Highway

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Girls from the 7th grade specialised in women's football of the Friedrich Ludwig Jahn Sportschule Potsdam school for competitive sports take part in a training unit on June 7, 2011 at the grounds of their school in Potsdam, northeastern Germany. A team of around 80 teachers, 30 coaches and 30 educators care for the school and sports education of circa 600 young students talented in sports. Graduates and pupils of the school won in the past 124 Olympic medals, including 64 Olympic medals in gold, and numerous national and international titles.       AFP PHOTO    BARBARA SAX (Photo credit should read BARBARA SAX/AFP/Getty Images)

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    TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY DAPHNE ROUSSEAU - A cook prepares vegan tacos on October 13, 2014 during the "Vegan Fest" fair in the Israeli city of Ramat Gan near Tel Aviv. Israelis are flocking to veganism, to the point where even the army now has options for vegan soldiers and a specialised food fair in Tel Aviv attracted 15,000 people in a day. Like vegetarians, vegans do not eat meat but they also eschew all animal products -- including milk, eggs and honey -- with some refusing to wear leather or use cosmetics tested on animals.    AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ        (Photo credit should read JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

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    $3K Meth-Filled Burrito Seized at Border

    A woman at the U.S. border tried to smuggle in over a pound of meth hidden in a burrito.