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    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses members of the National Rifle Association during their NRA-ILA Leadership Forum during at their annual meeting in Louisville, Kentucky, May 20, 2016. REUTERS/John Sommers II     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTSF87S

    Trump: Muslims, Scary; Guns, Eh...

    Trump: Muslims, Scary; Guns, Eh...

    If a presidential candidate really wanted to keep American families safe, which threat would he focus on more: a), the one that has resulted in over 150,000 Americans being killed over the last 15 years on U.S. soil; or b), the one that has killed...

    Last week Trump stoked fear on EgyptAir, and then turned around and pandered to the NRA. But guns kill a lot more people than Muslims do.

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    Bernie Sanders and William Jennings Bryan

    Is Sanders Our William Jennings Bryan?

    Is Sanders Our William Jennings Bryan?

    No one expected the fiery but obscure politician from a rural state to mount a serious campaign for the presidency, one that took on the national leaders of the Democratic party. In retrospect, the potential was there for an insurgent candidate to...

    Bernie Sanders, who has a lot in common with the silver-tongued populist who drove the Democrats toward progressivism a century ago, could likewise shape his party’s future for decades.

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    How Pepe Became a Nazi Trump Supporter

    How Pepe Became a Nazi Trump Supporter

    The green frog was behind the United States side of the metal fence at the country’s southernmost border, smirking and holding a Donald Trump campaign button up to his chin. A caricature of a Mexican couple—the man dressed in a sombrero and poncho...

    4chan’s Pepe the Frog meme was wildly popular among ‘normies’—until white nationalists decorated him with swastikas and gave him a Trump button.

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    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses members of the National Rifle Association during their NRA-ILA Leadership Forum during at their annual meeting in Louisville, Kentucky, May 20, 2016. REUTERS/John Sommers II     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTSF87S

    Trump: Muslims, Scary; Guns, Eh...

    Trump: Muslims, Scary; Guns, Eh...

    If a presidential candidate really wanted to keep American families safe, which threat would he focus on more: a), the one that has resulted in over 150,000 Americans being killed over the last 15 years on U.S. soil; or b), the one that has killed...

    Last week Trump stoked fear on EgyptAir, and then turned around and pandered to the NRA. But guns kill a lot more people than Muslims do.

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    Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks about the results of the Super Tuesday primaries at a campaign rally in Miami, Florida March 1, 2016.   REUTERS/Javier Galeano      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTS8V51

    State Department’s Hidden Hillary Donors

    State Department’s Hidden Hillary Donors

    Hillary Clinton may have suspended her political career temporarily when she became secretary of state. But the Clinton fundraising machine was in full swing and raising millions of dollars for the State Department under her watch, an analysis by ...

    Clinton’s super-donors poured millions into the State Department. Why was the government so reluctant to release the names of these high-rollers and socialites?

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    Riot police block off the Albuquerque Convention Center to anti-Trump protests following a rally and speech by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at the convention center where the event was held, in Albuquerque, N.M., Tuesday, May 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

    How Trump’s New Mexico Rally Got Violent

    How Trump’s New Mexico Rally Got Violent

    One man grabbed Tylina Hardy’s bangs while a woman pushed her from behind, stumbling as Hardy moved to get away. That’s when the crowd at Donald Trump’s rally Tuesday night started accusing Hardy of violence.“She physically hurt her! She physicall...

    Burning ‘Make America Great Again’ shirts, smoke grenades, hair-pulling—how did Tuesday night’s Albuquerque event come to this? A peacekeeping trainer and arrested protester speak out.

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    What’s New on Netflix This Month

    What’s New on Netflix This Month

    Summer is fast approaching, and that means one thing: staying inside and watching an obscene amount of TV. While some of you might be kicking off summer this Memorial Day weekend by, say, spending time relaxing with friends and family, the rest of...

    Kick off summer the right way with these must-see movies and TV shows—plus, which titles to catch before they’re gone.

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    John Leguizamo Finds His Own ‘Bloodline’

    John Leguizamo Finds His Own ‘Bloodline’

    “I love crazy white people,” John Leguizamo says, his five o’clock shadow creeping into a sunny smile, cracking himself up. The actor-writer-activist and master of the one-man show is talking about Netflix’s Bloodline, the slow-burn thriller about...

    With a juicy role on ‘Bloodline’ and a new one-man show, ‘Latin History for Morons,’ the self-described ‘Ghetto Klown’ riffs on art, family, and speaking for the Latin people.

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    The Case for Treating Animals as Humans

    The Case for Treating Animals as Humans

    Earlier this month, when Louisiana’s New Iberia Research Center, the world’s largest chimpanzee research facility, announced it was moving all 220 of its chimps to a sanctuary in Georgia, it’s a safe bet the news made attorney Steven Wise the happ...

    In the new documentary ‘Unlocking the Cage,’ attorney Steven Wise makes his case for why animals need legal personhood for their own safety.

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    May 24, 2016; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) reacts during the first quarter against the Oklahoma City Thunder in game four of the Western conference finals of the NBA Playoffs at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

    Watch OKC vs. Warriors Game 5

    Watch OKC vs. Warriors Game 5

    With a victory on the road in Thursday evening's Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals, the Oklahoma City Thunder would advance to the NBA finals and complete a massive upset of the first-place Golden State Warriors.The Warriors face elimin...

    The Warriors’ ‘greatest season ever’ could come to an end Thursday—here’s how to watch the game online.

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    BLOODLINE

    John Leguizamo Finds His Own ‘Bloodline’

    John Leguizamo Finds His Own ‘Bloodline’

    “I love crazy white people,” John Leguizamo says, his five o’clock shadow creeping into a sunny smile, cracking himself up. The actor-writer-activist and master of the one-man show is talking about Netflix’s Bloodline, the slow-burn thriller about...

    With a juicy role on ‘Bloodline’ and a new one-man show, ‘Latin History for Morons,’ the self-described ‘Ghetto Klown’ riffs on art, family, and speaking for the Latin people.

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 11:  Actors Amber Heard (L) and Johnny Depp attend The Art of Elysium's 7th Annual HEAVEN Gala presented by Mercedes-Benz at Skirball Cultural Center on January 11, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Art of Elysium)

    Inside Johnny and Amber’s Split

    Inside Johnny and Amber’s Split

    UPDATE 05/27/16: TMZ reports that Amber Heard arrived in court Friday with bruises on her face and photos depicting injuries she says Depp inflicted on her multiple times throughout their marriage. The latest injury, Heard says, happened Saturday ...

    After meeting on ‘The Rum Diary,’ the two stars weathered photo hacks and an Australian witch-hunt, aka ‘terriergate.’ But now, Heard has filed for divorce—and accused him of beating...

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    JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE - "Jimmy Kimmel Live" airs every weeknight at 11:35 p.m. EST and features a diverse lineup of guests that include celebrities, athletes, musical acts, comedians and human interest subjects, along with comedy bits and a house band. The guests for Wednesday, May 25 included presumptive Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump and musical guest Greg Porter. (ABC/Randy Holmes)
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    Trump: I’ll Debate Bernie Sanders

    Trump: I’ll Debate Bernie Sanders

    “I’m glad you made it past security. We are all buttoned-up because Donald Trump is here tonight,” quipped Jimmy Kimmel on Wednesday’s Jimmy Kimmel Live. “Tonight, those of you watching at home will have the rare opportunity to see Donald Trump on...

    On Kimmel, Trump agreed to debate Bernie prior to the June 7 California primary for charity, claimed to be raising $1 billion for the GOP, and waffled on the trans bathroom debate.

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    Captain America

    Why Captain America Became a Villain

    Why Captain America Became a Villain

    “I’m the most hated man in America today,” laughs Nick Spencer on the Wednesday his Captain America: Steve Rogers #1 hits comic store shelves. “And Donald Trump is running for president!” Just seven months ago, the Ant-Man and Morning Glories writ...

    Marvel writer Nick Spencer responds to fan criticism and explains why Captain America broke bad. [Warning: Spoilers!]

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 11:  Actors Amber Heard (L) and Johnny Depp attend The Art of Elysium's 7th Annual HEAVEN Gala presented by Mercedes-Benz at Skirball Cultural Center on January 11, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Art of Elysium)

    Inside Johnny and Amber’s Split

    Inside Johnny and Amber’s Split

    UPDATE 05/27/16: TMZ reports that Amber Heard arrived in court Friday with bruises on her face and photos depicting injuries she says Depp inflicted on her multiple times throughout their marriage. The latest injury, Heard says, happened Saturday ...

    After meeting on ‘The Rum Diary,’ the two stars weathered photo hacks and an Australian witch-hunt, aka ‘terriergate.’ But now, Heard has filed for divorce—and accused him of beating...

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    World News

    China’s Love Boats in Disputed Sea

    China’s Love Boats in Disputed Sea

    HONG KONG — This week, President Barack Obama was in Vietnam, where he made the case for stronger economic and security ties between his host and America. It was a welcome message, arriving at a time when China’s ballooning military and stubborn d...

    As President Obama offers support to Vietnam and Japan against China’s aggressive claims, Beijing puts on a kinder face with tourist trips.

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    This Sunday, March 2, 2014 file photo, shows Azeri Khadija Ismayilova, a reporter for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, in Baku, Azerbaijan. Azerbaijan's court has ordered investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova released on probation. In September 2015, a court in Azerbaijan convicted Ismayilova of several financial crimes and sentenced her to 7½ years in prison.

    The Dissident Who Stood Up to Kingpins

    The Dissident Who Stood Up to Kingpins

    This is what Azerbaijani journalist Khadija Ismayilova, who was released from prison today, posted to Facebook in February 2014, ten months before being arrested for her in-depth reporting on the runaway corruption and human rights abuses of her c...

    Khadija Ismayilova refused to stop reporting on corruption and human-rights abuses in Azerbaijan, and got jailed of her work. Now, she’s finally free.

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    In this undated and unknown location photo, the new leader of Taliban fighters, Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada poses for a portrait. The Afghan Taliban confirmed on Wednesday that their leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour was killed in a U.S. drone strike last week and that they have appointed a successor - a scholar known for extremist views who is unlikely to back a peace process with Kabul.

    The Taliban’s Cruel New Leader

    The Taliban’s Cruel New Leader

    Just before two American Hellfire missiles blew up the leader of the Afghan Taliban in Pakistan over the weekend, he was on the phone with other senior figures in the movement, one of them tells The Daily Beast, “Then we lost contact with him.”Tha...

    Mullah Haibatullah Akhondzada was known as a hanging judge in Kandahar before rising to power over the last year, but he seems to be a favorite of the Pakistanis.

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    People wave flags and hold a portrait of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan as they wait for the arrival of Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu in Ankara, Turkey November 2, 2015. Davutoglu described the outcome of a general election which swept his AK Party back to a parliamentary majority on Sunday as a victory for democracy.  REUTERS/Umit Bektas  - RTX1UASN

    The Madness of ‘Sultan’ Erdogan

    The Madness of ‘Sultan’ Erdogan

    LONDON—Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan came to power in 2002, a year after the formation of his AK party. But spending 11 years as prime minister wasn’t enough. In 2011, Erdogan changed the system, clearing the way for him to become  the country’s f...

    The Turkish president’s addiction to power is a disease his country can no longer afford.

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    This Sunday, March 2, 2014 file photo, shows Azeri Khadija Ismayilova, a reporter for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, in Baku, Azerbaijan. Azerbaijan's court has ordered investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova released on probation. In September 2015, a court in Azerbaijan convicted Ismayilova of several financial crimes and sentenced her to 7½ years in prison.

    The Dissident Who Stood Up to Kingpins

    The Dissident Who Stood Up to Kingpins

    This is what Azerbaijani journalist Khadija Ismayilova, who was released from prison today, posted to Facebook in February 2014, ten months before being arrested for her in-depth reporting on the runaway corruption and human rights abuses of her c...

    Khadija Ismayilova refused to stop reporting on corruption and human-rights abuses in Azerbaijan, and got jailed of her work. Now, she’s finally free.

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    Iranian asylum-seeker Mohammed Ali Zanoobi shows his "Jesus" tattoo prior to being baptized in a service in the Trinity Church in Berlin, Aug. 30, 2015. He is one of hundreds of mostly Iranian and Afghan asylum seekers who have converted to Christianity at the evangelical Trinity Church in the leafy Berlin neighborhood. Most say true belief prompted their embrace of Christianity, but there’s no overlooking the fact that the decision will also greatly boost their chances of winning asylum by allowing them to claim they would face persecution if sent home. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

    Muslim Refugees Rushing to Jesus

    Muslim Refugees Rushing to Jesus

    AMSTERDAM — Hundreds of Pakistanis and Afghans have been lining up at a local swimming pool in Hamburg, Germany, to be baptized as Christians. In the Netherlands and Denmark, as well, many are converting from Islam to Christianity, and the trend a...

    Whether out of conviction or convenience, thousands of migrants in Europe are converting to Christianity.

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    Is Kim Jong Un Auctioning Off His Sis?

    Is Kim Jong Un Auctioning Off His Sis?

    Is Kim Jong Un Auctioning Off His Sis?

    Kim Jong Un, the North Korean leader best known in the States for his love of nuclear tests and his friendship with American former somebody Dennis Rodman, is reportedly out to find his little sister a husband—and using a decidedly Western way to ...

    The latest, probably totally untrue rumor from the Hermit Kingdom features the Dear Leader and a Bachelorette-style competition for his sister’s hand.

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    An opposition supporter carrying a banner that reads "There is not food" shouts to Venezuelan National Guards during clashes in a rally to demand a referendum to remove President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela, May 18, 2016. REUTERS/Marco Bello - RTSEW6Y

    Venezuela Has Become a Starvation State

    Venezuela Has Become a Starvation State

    Nicolás Maduro never looks too sure of what he’s saying. For a man who’s been accused of enforcing authoritarian rule over Venezuela, there’s no resolve in his speeches. It’s odd. Just before he starts a statement you notice a small pause and a mu...

    Behold the fruits of chavismo: children going hungry.

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    Iranian asylum-seeker Mohammed Ali Zanoobi shows his "Jesus" tattoo prior to being baptized in a service in the Trinity Church in Berlin, Aug. 30, 2015. He is one of hundreds of mostly Iranian and Afghan asylum seekers who have converted to Christianity at the evangelical Trinity Church in the leafy Berlin neighborhood. Most say true belief prompted their embrace of Christianity, but there’s no overlooking the fact that the decision will also greatly boost their chances of winning asylum by allowing them to claim they would face persecution if sent home. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

    Muslim Refugees Rushing to Jesus

    Muslim Refugees Rushing to Jesus

    AMSTERDAM — Hundreds of Pakistanis and Afghans have been lining up at a local swimming pool in Hamburg, Germany, to be baptized as Christians. In the Netherlands and Denmark, as well, many are converting from Islam to Christianity, and the trend a...

    Whether out of conviction or convenience, thousands of migrants in Europe are converting to Christianity.

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    U.S. News

    Did ‘Constable’ Run Prostitution Ring?

    Did ‘Constable’ Run Prostitution Ring?

    Thomas Banta left a law enforcement position in 2014 but, according to newly released court documents, it didn’t take long for him to find a new gig: recruiting minors into an alleged prostitution ring that may have counted cops and lawmakers as c...

    Thomas Banta, who retired from the force in 2014, is accused by authorities in Kentucky of recruiting young girls for prostitution—allegedly to service prominent names in the community.

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    Co-champions Nihar Saireddy Janga and Jairam Jagadeesh Hathwar (R) hold their trophy upon completion of the final round of Scripps National Spelling Bee at National Harbor in Maryland, U.S. May 26, 2016. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque - RTX2EEVY

    Dramatic Spelling Bee Ends With a Tie

    Dramatic Spelling Bee Ends With a Tie

    The first hour of the Scripps National Spelling Bee’s Thursday night finale was a bloodbath.Having worked its way up from the nether regions of ESPN’s myriad networks during a run of all day live broadcasts, the last night of the championship show...

    For the third year in a row, the clash of the nation’s brightest under 16-year-olds ended in a draw, with co-champions—but there was plenty of tension and proud moments along the way.

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    Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (35) grabs the ball in front of Golden State Warriors forward Harrison Barnes (40) during the first quarter in game four of the Western conference finals of the NBA Playoffs at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

    The NBA’s Best Dysfunctional Team Ever?

    The NBA’s Best Dysfunctional Team Ever?

    By Leo Sepkowitz No recent franchise completed its chemistry puzzle more efficiently than the Thunder, back when the team first arrived in Oklahoma. In short: They lost a ton of games in the late ‘00s and nailed the resulting picks. In a three-yea...

    A few months ago, Kevin Durant looked certain to bolt the Thunder, a team full of mismatched pieces who seemingly couldn’t put it all together. Now they’re a win away from the NBA Fi...

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    Did ‘Constable’ Run Prostitution Ring?

    Did ‘Constable’ Run Prostitution Ring?

    Thomas Banta left a law enforcement position in 2014 but, according to newly released court documents, it didn’t take long for him to find a new gig: recruiting minors into an alleged prostitution ring that may have counted cops and lawmakers as c...

    Thomas Banta, who retired from the force in 2014, is accused by authorities in Kentucky of recruiting young girls for prostitution—allegedly to service prominent names in the community.

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    Dad Attacked for Daughter in Men’s Room

    Dad Attacked for Daughter in Men’s Room

    It was just another Sunday afternoon family trip to their local Walmart until a Utah dad’s restroom break turned into a bruising rumble.Christopher Adams, a 6-foot-3, 250-pound construction worker from Roy, Utah had gone to the Clinton-based bulk ...

    Christopher Adams was suckerpunched by a hate-filled shopper for letting his 5-year-old daughter use the boy’s room in an eerie echo of the trans panic sweeping America.

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    Doctor overdosed on cocaine

    Did Mystery Bad Girl Kill This Doctor?

    Did Mystery Bad Girl Kill This Doctor?

    Two men in New York were indicted Wednesday for distributing cocaine to a Long Island doctor who fatally overdosed, but Kiersten Cerveny’s friend says the real culprit is a mysterious bad girl she calls “Miss X.” Cerveny, 38, was found in the door...

    An HBO honcho and an alleged drug dealer are charged in Kiersten Cerveny’s fatal overdose, but her friend says ‘Miss X’ left her in the clutches of cocaine.

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    Tech + Health

    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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    Athletes race into the waters of Lake Zurich for the start of the swimming leg of the Ironman Switzerland Triathlon in Zurich July 15, 2012.

    Why Do So Many Ironman Competitors Die?

    Why Do So Many Ironman Competitors Die?

    Thousands of triathletes jumped into a warm Tennessee river on Sunday morning during Ironman 70.3 Chattanooga. One didn’t make it out of the water alive.The Chattanooga Times Free Press reported that the participant had to be pulled out of the wat...

    One hundred nine people have died during amateur triathlons—most of them middle-aged men competing for the first time.

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    Donnie Hedden

    Vets Take on Feds Over Hemp Flags

    Vets Take on Feds Over Hemp Flags

    Grown by veterans on an Appalachian farm, then woven into American flags.

    Eveleth / Futurology: Training of Dogs by Algorithm

    Algorithms Will Train Your Dog

    Algorithms Will Train Your Dog

    Last September, my boyfriend and I adopted a 7-month-old, 45 pound husky mix from an animal shelter here in New York City. But before we even brought our new pup home, we hired a trainer. I grew up with badly behaved dogs—good dogs, but poorly tra...

    I’ve spent countless hours training my dog to be well-adjusted and behaved. Could a robot have done it instead?

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    Athletes race into the waters of Lake Zurich for the start of the swimming leg of the Ironman Switzerland Triathlon in Zurich July 15, 2012.

    Why Do So Many Ironman Competitors Die?

    Why Do So Many Ironman Competitors Die?

    Thousands of triathletes jumped into a warm Tennessee river on Sunday morning during Ironman 70.3 Chattanooga. One didn’t make it out of the water alive.The Chattanooga Times Free Press reported that the participant had to be pulled out of the wat...

    One hundred nine people have died during amateur triathlons—most of them middle-aged men competing for the first time.

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    Zach Anner

    Zach Anner Is an Unlikely Fitness Hero

    Zach Anner Is an Unlikely Fitness Hero

    Zach Anner is a very funny dude. If you’ve never heard of him before, then congratulations for clicking on this article. Anner hosts the Soul Pancake Web series “Top of the Monday,” a weekly news show that brings you the good news from around the ...

    He’s a comedian with cerebral palsy, and he’ll teach you more about health and fitness than any expert or trainer. 


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    Can You Swap LSD for Coffee at Work?

    Can You Swap LSD for Coffee at Work?

    What if there was a psychoactive drug you could take during the workweek to boost your productivity? In low doses, it would help you focus, make you friendlier, and put a slight bounce in your step. The effects would be subtle, often imperceptible...

    The focus of countless trend pieces, LSD ‘microdosing’ has been declared Silicon Valley’s favorite upper.

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    Transgender assaulted in Washington DC

    The Summer of Anti-Trans Violence?

    The Summer of Anti-Trans Violence?

    If anyone faces heightened danger in public restrooms, it’s transgender people. And as lawmakers in North Carolina and elsewhere take aim at their right to relieve themselves, there are troubling signs that this danger could be growing.Most recent...

    Further proving that transgender people are more at risk in public restrooms than others, a trans woman was assaulted for using a grocery store bathroom.

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    Zach Anner

    Zach Anner Is an Unlikely Fitness Hero

    Zach Anner Is an Unlikely Fitness Hero

    Zach Anner is a very funny dude. If you’ve never heard of him before, then congratulations for clicking on this article. Anner hosts the Soul Pancake Web series “Top of the Monday,” a weekly news show that brings you the good news from around the ...

    He’s a comedian with cerebral palsy, and he’ll teach you more about health and fitness than any expert or trainer. 


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    Punch for Memorial Day

    The Perfect Memorial Day Punch

    The Perfect Memorial Day Punch

    Hiding inside kitchen cabinets across the country, next to dusty bread machines, past broken rice cookers and behind retired George Foreman Grills languishes one of the most powerful bartending tools ever invented: the punch bowl. Yes, I’m talking...

    Punch expert David Wondrich gives us his tips for fixing the ultimate summer party drink, starting with mixing a sugar and lemon peel mix the day before.

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    Hadestown

    The Next ‘Hamilton’ Unfolds in Hell

    The Next ‘Hamilton’ Unfolds in Hell

    Halfway through New York Theatre Workshop’s stunning new musical Hadestown, an arrogant and powerful developer who controls a great land sings with his followers about the need to build a wall. “We build the wall to keep us free…the wall keeps out...

    ‘Hadestown’, like ‘Hamilton,’ is starting small off-Broadway—and, featuring a powerful developer who likes to build walls, is building a buzz all its own.

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    WINDSOR, ENGLAND - MAY 15:  Queen Elizabeth II is greeted by Prince Charles, Prince of Wales as she arrives for the final night of her 90th Birthday Celebrations at Windsor on May 15, 2016 in Windsor, England.

    What the Royals Will Do for Money

    What the Royals Will Do for Money

    What a busy—and high profile—few weeks it has been for the British royal family.Ever since William and Kate departed on their royal tour of India there has scarcely been a day on which the royals have been out of the news.The Queen’s 90th birthday...

    If the queen, Kate, and William suddenly seem busy, it’s all to show the taxpayer what good value for money the royal family is.

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    NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 05:  Whit Stillman appears to promote the 25th Anniversary of "Metropolitan" during the BUILD Series at AOL Studios in ew York on August 5, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Donna Ward/Getty Images)

    When Whit Stillman Met Jane Austen

    When Whit Stillman Met Jane Austen

    Considering the glut of onscreen adaptations of Jane Austen’s six completed novels—more than 60, only 10 of them worth watching—one is inclined to dread the news that yet another is on its way.Even with Emma Thompson writing the script and Keira K...

    Stillman’s new movie, ‘Love & Friendship,’ transports his softly spoken gladiatorial arena back to 1790s England.

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    Hadestown

    The Next ‘Hamilton’ Unfolds in Hell

    The Next ‘Hamilton’ Unfolds in Hell

    Halfway through New York Theatre Workshop’s stunning new musical Hadestown, an arrogant and powerful developer who controls a great land sings with his followers about the need to build a wall. “We build the wall to keep us free…the wall keeps out...

    ‘Hadestown’, like ‘Hamilton,’ is starting small off-Broadway—and, featuring a powerful developer who likes to build walls, is building a buzz all its own.

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    Don Draper (Jon Hamm) - Mad Men - Season 4 - Gallery - Photo Credit: Frank Ockenfels/AMC

    The Scramble to Own a Piece of ‘Mad Men’

    The Scramble to Own a Piece of ‘Mad Men’

    It was remarkable, says Ellen Freund, the former property master of Mad Men, that by the end of season four of the show, “people were emptying out their closets and sending clothes to her colleague, costume designer Janie Bryant. “They would send ...

    An auction of memorabilia featured in the AMC drama reveals the ingenuity and attention to detail on the part of the series’ creative team.

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    The actress Danielle Brooks, a recent Juilliard graduate, in New York, July 3, 2013. Brooks, 23, plays the imprisoned Taystee Jefferson on the new Netflix series ?Orange Is the New Black.? (Chester Higgins Jr./The New York Times) -- PHOTO MOVES IN ADVANCE AND NOT FOR USE ONLINE OR IN PRINT BEFORE JULY 14, 2013.

    Purple Is the New Black

    Purple Is the New Black

    The first show that Danielle Brooks ever saw on Broadway was The Color Purple. She was 15, then a student at a performing arts high school in South Carolina.  It would be a few short years before Brooks, best known for playing sassy solar flare of...

    For Danielle Brooks, best known as Taystee from ‘Orange Is the New Black,’ her debut Broadway role in ‘The Color Purple’ was a dream worth not sleeping for.

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    Inside John Wayne’s Liquor Cabinet

    Inside John Wayne’s Liquor Cabinet

    On screen, John Wayne was the definition of a straight-shooting, tough guy who didn’t take crap from anybody. Off camera, the Duke (who would have turned 109 this Thursday), no surprise, liked a stiff drink, usually Wild Turkey 101 Bourbon neat.Th...

    As well as Wild Turkey 101 Bourbon neat, America’s most famous cowboy also liked to sip Château Lafite Rothschild and fancy Champagne.

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    Don Draper (Jon Hamm) - Mad Men - Season 4 - Gallery - Photo Credit: Frank Ockenfels/AMC

    The Scramble to Own a Piece of ‘Mad Men’

    The Scramble to Own a Piece of ‘Mad Men’

    It was remarkable, says Ellen Freund, the former property master of Mad Men, that by the end of season four of the show, “people were emptying out their closets and sending clothes to her colleague, costume designer Janie Bryant. “They would send ...

    An auction of memorabilia featured in the AMC drama reveals the ingenuity and attention to detail on the part of the series’ creative team.

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    • Screenshot of John Avlon on History Channel's "Join or Die" with Craig Ferguson, discussing history's most defiant moments-- Avlon chose China's "Tank Man" from the 1989 Tiananmen Square incident.

      John Avlon on China’s ‘Tank Man’

      Daily Beast editor-in-chief John Avlon puts in his vote for the most defiant moment of the last 75 years on Craig Ferguson’s ‘Join or Die.’

    • Screenshot of CNN clip in which John Avlon discusses President Obama's visit to Hiroshima and his legacy in general.

      John Avlon on Obama's Legacy

      Daily Beast editor-in-chief John Avlon talks on CNN about Obama's Hiroshima visit and his legacy as president.

    ‘We are a nation of immigrants,’ Spielberg told Harvard’s graduates, ‘at least for now.’

    Steven Spielberg’s Sideswipe at Trump?

    Steven Spielberg’s Sideswipe at Trump?

    ‘We are a nation of immigrants,’ Spielberg told Harvard’s graduates, ‘at least for now.’

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    • US President Barack Obama speaks on economy at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College in Los Angeles, California, on July 24, 2014. The US economy has continued to shake off its winter sluggishness with all regions of the country seeing expansion, the Federal Reserve said in a report. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad        (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

      Watch: Obama Beatboxes in Vietnam

      Obama asked a Vietnamese rapper to show her skills, and even offered to set the beat.

    • Indian Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra attends the GQ India Men of the Year Awards 2014 ceremony in Mumbai on September 28, 2014. AFP PHOTO/STR        (Photo credit should read STRDEL/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)

    $3K Meth-Filled Burrito Seized at Border

    $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.

    Screenshot of Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews publicly apologizing in Australian Parliament for Australia's pre-1980 anti-gay laws, on 5/24/16.

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    An undated era street collection mail box from the US  is seen in a display at the US National Postal Museum September 27, 2013, in Washington, DC. The popular museum is located opposite Union Station in Washington, DC, USA, and was established through joint agreement between the United States Postal Service and the Smithsonian Institution and opened in 1993.  AFP PHOTO/Paul J. Richards        (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

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    • An undated era street collection mail box from the US  is seen in a display at the US National Postal Museum September 27, 2013, in Washington, DC. The popular museum is located opposite Union Station in Washington, DC, USA, and was established through joint agreement between the United States Postal Service and the Smithsonian Institution and opened in 1993.  AFP PHOTO/Paul J. Richards        (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

      New Clue in 1977 Missing Person’s Case?

      His parents had given up on knowing where he went 39 years ago. Then they got a letter.

    Screenshot of Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews publicly apologizing in Australian Parliament for Australia's pre-1980 anti-gay laws, on 5/24/16.

    Watch: Aussie Pol Condemns Anti-Gay Laws

    Watch: Aussie Pol Condemns Anti-Gay Laws

    ‘We are so sorry—humbly, deeply sorry,’ Victoria’s premier told LGBT Australians.