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    Sheldon Silver, former speaker of the New York State Assembly, center, arrives at federal court for a sentencing hearing in New York, U.S., on Tuesday, May 3, 2016. Silver was convicted on Nov. 30 of seven counts, including wire fraud, extortion and money laundering of crime proceeds. Photographer: Louis Lanzano/Bloomberg via Getty Images

    Dozen Years for New York’s Dirtiest Pol

    Dozen Years for New York’s Dirtiest Pol

    MONEY!POWER!SEX!Sheldon Silver had it all during his two decades as speaker of the Assembly of the New York state Legislature.He raked in millions in kickbacks.He had only to say “no” and New York City had to shelve plans to build a football stadi...

    His defense team called it a fall from grace. But there’s no sign the once legendary state assembly speaker, who took millions in kickbacks, ever achieved any grace in the first place.

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    Bernie Buys Himself Another Month

    Bernie Buys Himself Another Month

    Bernie Buys Himself Another Month

    The gas tank of the people’s revolution may be running low, but Indiana, birthplace of Eugene Victor Debs, turned out to be a badly needed little refueling stop for Bernie Sanders, who won the Democratic primary Tuesday night over Hillary Clinton....

    If Hillary Clinton had only campaigned in Indiana, she could have shut the race down. Now Sanders, like Jon Snow on ‘Game of Thrones,’ is back from the dead—for at least 30 more days.

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    Republican U.S. presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz attends a Pennsylvania campaign kickoff event held on New York presidential primary night at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S., April 19, 2016.     REUTERS/Charles Mostoller - RTX2AQTJ

    What Went Wrong with Cruz? Cruz.

    What Went Wrong with Cruz? Cruz.

    A month ago a brokered convention seemed all but assured after Ted Cruz delivered a shocking win in Wisconsin. The Cruz campaign had a strategy to force a second ballot in Cleveland, and a plausible pathway to the Republican nomination.But it turn...

    Ted Cruz had everything: brains, ambition, strategy, and a lovely, supportive family. The only problem? Ted Cruz.

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    Sheldon Silver, former speaker of the New York State Assembly, center, arrives at federal court for a sentencing hearing in New York, U.S., on Tuesday, May 3, 2016. Silver was convicted on Nov. 30 of seven counts, including wire fraud, extortion and money laundering of crime proceeds. Photographer: Louis Lanzano/Bloomberg via Getty Images

    Dozen Years for New York’s Dirtiest Pol

    Dozen Years for New York’s Dirtiest Pol

    MONEY!POWER!SEX!Sheldon Silver had it all during his two decades as speaker of the Assembly of the New York state Legislature.He raked in millions in kickbacks.He had only to say “no” and New York City had to shelve plans to build a football stadi...

    His defense team called it a fall from grace. But there’s no sign the once legendary state assembly speaker, who took millions in kickbacks, ever achieved any grace in the first place.

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    U.S. Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump embraces legendary basketball coach Bobby Knight at a campaign event in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States, April 27, 2016.     REUTERS/Jim Young  - RTX2BYQF

    Shouty Old White Coaches Heart Trump

    Shouty Old White Coaches Heart Trump

    It should come as no surprise that former Indiana basketball coach Bobby Knight wants to Make America Great Again.Knight’s authoritarian brand of coaching—chair-throwing, cuss-spewing, all delivered through a face constantly discovering new shades...

    Coaches Lou Holtz, Bobby Knight, and Gene Keady all have different policy reasons for supporting Trump. But they all share a desire to tell the less powerful to remember their place.

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    Indiana voters go to the polls in Indianapolis, Indiana May 3, 2016.

    Who Won the 2016 Indiana Primary?

    Who Won the 2016 Indiana Primary?

    The Hoosier State will vote Tuesday, May 3, in both the Republican and Democratic presidential primaries, with polls closing at 6 p.m. local time.The race is considered especially important on the GOP side because a victory for Donald Trump would ...

    Ted Cruz makes what could be his final stand against Trump—who will win?

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    Rob Reiner is an American actor and director. His films such as Stand By Me and This Is Spinal Tap have

    Rob Reiner on Ted Cruz and Lyin’ Trump

    Rob Reiner on Ted Cruz and Lyin’ Trump

    Poor Ted Cruz. On Tuesday, the Texas senator found himself on the receiving end of Donald Trump’s wild imagination, when the orange-hued reality star, who’s never met an insult he didn’t want to spoon, insinuated that Cruz’s Cuban-born fathe...

    The acclaimed filmmaker opens up about his new movie ‘Being Charlie,’ the 2016 presidential race, and his upcoming biopic on Lyndon B. Johnson.

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    20 Star Wars Secrets Revealed

    20 Star Wars Secrets Revealed

    1. Many Hollywood Directors Hated the Star Wars Rough Cut According to Peter Biskind’s fantastic book Easy Riders, Raging Bulls, director George Lucas held a screening of a rough cut of Star Wars just after he wrapped shooting in London. The speci...

    In honor of Star Wars Day, let’s look back at the biggest mysteries of the original trilogy. May the 4th be with you.

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    The Art of Adrien Brody’s Apocalypse

    The Art of Adrien Brody’s Apocalypse

    There is quite the hubbub around booth SP20 at Art New York and its sister exhibition Context New York.It is the start of New York Art Week, with the glamorous Frieze at its center: severe haircuts and inventive tunics for the gallerists, tanned, ...

    The Oscar winner reveals how environmental catastrophe inspired his latest paintings, and how painting has allowed him to become his own artistic master.

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 30: Comedian Sarah Silverman attends The 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 30, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. 25650_018  (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Turner)

    Sarah Silverman: Bernie’s ‘Already Won’

    Sarah Silverman: Bernie’s ‘Already Won’

    In the month since Sarah Silverman posted a video of her Bernie Sanders endorsement on Facebook, it has been viewed more than 32 million times. She still can’t believe how many people took the time to watch.“It’s not even that funny,” Silverman ma...

    With her comedy collective JASH, Sarah Silverman is helping to enlighten the masses about progressive politics.

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    20 Star Wars Secrets Revealed

    20 Star Wars Secrets Revealed

    1. Many Hollywood Directors Hated the Star Wars Rough Cut According to Peter Biskind’s fantastic book Easy Riders, Raging Bulls, director George Lucas held a screening of a rough cut of Star Wars just after he wrapped shooting in London. The speci...

    In honor of Star Wars Day, let’s look back at the biggest mysteries of the original trilogy. May the 4th be with you.

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    Larry Wilmore

    Wilmore Responds to ‘N-Word’ Uproar

    Wilmore Responds to ‘N-Word’ Uproar

    When all was said and done Saturday night, Larry Wilmore emerged from the White House Correspondents’ Dinner as the most controversial host since Stephen Colbert. In a new interview with The Daily Beast, he says he knew exactly what he was getting...

    In a new interview, Larry Wilmore reflects on his big night hosting the White House Correspondents’ Dinner and responds to the haters who couldn’t handle his humor.

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    Radiohead Returns With ‘Burn the Witch’

    Radiohead Returns With ‘Burn the Witch’

    After Radiohead spent the bulk of Sunday learning how to disappear completely off social media (and subjecting itself to a litany of story ledes just like that one—look, everyone, I listened to Kid A, too!), the band returned late Monday with a my...

    It’s been five years since Radiohead released new music (save for that leaked Bond theme). “Burn the Witch,” is dark, moody, and strange. It’s everything you love about Radiohead.

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    Stop Lying to Us About TV Deaths!

    Stop Lying to Us About TV Deaths!

    Jon Snow’s resurrection came quietly. Inside a lonely room in Castle Black, after the last non-believer filed out, the former Lord Commander opened his eyes and gasped for breath in the last seconds of Sunday night’s Game of Thrones episode, “Home...

    Avoiding spoilers is one thing—flat-out lying to your audience with offscreen stunts is another. After the disservice done to Jon Snow and Glenn Rhee, we must figure out a better way.

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    Larry Wilmore

    Wilmore Responds to ‘N-Word’ Uproar

    Wilmore Responds to ‘N-Word’ Uproar

    When all was said and done Saturday night, Larry Wilmore emerged from the White House Correspondents’ Dinner as the most controversial host since Stephen Colbert. In a new interview with The Daily Beast, he says he knew exactly what he was getting...

    In a new interview, Larry Wilmore reflects on his big night hosting the White House Correspondents’ Dinner and responds to the haters who couldn’t handle his humor.

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    World News

    ISIS Kills Navy SEAL

    ISIS Kills Navy SEAL

    Charles H. Keating IV, a Navy SEAL and the grandson of a man with the same name at the central of a 1980s banking scandal, was killed Tuesday in Iraq, his family confirmed. According to a local Colorado affiliate, Keating’s fiancée was plann...

    American Charles H. Keating IV was on a mission to advise Kurdish forces.

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    Marwa, 18, at the entrance to a tent shared by her family near a refugee camp in Ba'adre, Dohuk governate, Iraq, Aug. 11, 2015. When the Islamic State attacked her village near Sinjar, Marwa was taken prisoner and immediately separated from the rest of her family. After ten days in a cell with other women and girls who were abused and beaten, she was taken to Raqqa, Syria, where she was pressed into service for an ISIS family. She remained there three months and three days, until the Kurdish Regional Government was able to buy her release for $3,000.

    Life After Sexual Slavery Inside ISIS

    Life After Sexual Slavery Inside ISIS

    When Elham Salah first began her training to be a psychological counselor, she thought that she would be helping local women cope with the effects of domestic and other gender-based violence. However, after almost three years of working at the Jiy...

    Some 2,000 Yazidi women are still being held by the so-called Islamic State—and for those who have escaped or been freed, the fight to face their demons is just beginning.

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    How Dictators Stole $12 Trillion

    How Dictators Stole $12 Trillion

    For the first time we have a reliable estimate of how much money thieving dictators and others have looted from 150 mostly poor nations and hidden offshore: $12.1 trillion.That huge figure equals a nickel on each dollar of global wealth and yet it...

    An investigative economist has crunched 45 years of official statistics to discover just how much kleptocrats have plundered from 150 mostly poor nations.

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    Montpellier's French midfielder Karim Ait-Fana (L) and Montpellier's Moroccan midfielder Younes Belhanda celebrates after a goal during the UEFA Champions League Group B football match Schalke 04 vs Montpellier Herault SC in Gelsenkirchen, western Germany on October 3, 2012. AFP PHOTO / JOHANNES EISELE        (Photo credit should read JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/GettyImages)

    Can France Ban Prayer at Soccer Matches?

    Can France Ban Prayer at Soccer Matches?

    NICE, France — Wearing Muslim head scarves in schools has been banned all over the country since 2004. But will the mayor of Nice get away with telling Muslim football players they can’t pray on the field?Many in Nice question why Mayor Christian ...

    Fear has gripped the Riviera just as the region heads into tourist season. Now one of its most conservative mayors is challenging Muslim soccer players.

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    Marwa, 18, at the entrance to a tent shared by her family near a refugee camp in Ba'adre, Dohuk governate, Iraq, Aug. 11, 2015. When the Islamic State attacked her village near Sinjar, Marwa was taken prisoner and immediately separated from the rest of her family. After ten days in a cell with other women and girls who were abused and beaten, she was taken to Raqqa, Syria, where she was pressed into service for an ISIS family. She remained there three months and three days, until the Kurdish Regional Government was able to buy her release for $3,000.

    Life After Sexual Slavery Inside ISIS

    Life After Sexual Slavery Inside ISIS

    When Elham Salah first began her training to be a psychological counselor, she thought that she would be helping local women cope with the effects of domestic and other gender-based violence. However, after almost three years of working at the Jiy...

    Some 2,000 Yazidi women are still being held by the so-called Islamic State—and for those who have escaped or been freed, the fight to face their demons is just beginning.

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    TOPSHOT - Syrian civil defence volunteers and rescuers remove a baby from under the rubble of a destroyed building following a reported air strike on the rebel-held neighbourhood of al-Kalasa in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, on April 28, 2016.
The death toll from an upsurge of fighting in Syria's second city Aleppo rose despite a plea by the UN envoy for the warring sides to respect a February ceasefire. / AFP / AMEER ALHALBI        (Photo credit should read AMEER ALHALBI/AFP/Getty Images)

    Red Cross Chief: ‘What the Hell?’

    Red Cross Chief: ‘What the Hell?’

    The head of the International Committee of the Red Cross is on a mission to defend the Geneva Conventions—the decades-old laws of armed conflict meant to make war more humane, now being spurned by actors as diverse as the so-called Islamic State t...

    As certain presidential candidates advocate for flouting the Geneva Conventions, the head of the International Red Cross wants to remind us why we came up with the rules of war in th...

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    French National in Charge of ISIS Intelligence for Western Europe

    Is This Frenchman Running ISIS Terror?

    Is This Frenchman Running ISIS Terror?

    A French national who allegedly conceived and planned last November’s horrific terror attacks in Paris has been promoted to a top position in the so-called Islamic State’s foreign intelligence branch, according to a former ISIS intelligence operat...

    Known as Abu Suleyman, this former manager of gyms in France is now said to be managing the Islamic State’s murder incorporated in Europe.

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    Followers of Iraq's Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr storm Baghdad's Green Zone after lawmakers failed to convene for a vote on overhauling the government, in Iraq April 30, 2016. REUTERS/Khalid al Mousily TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTX2C974

    How Moqtada al-Sadr Could Take Down Iraq

    How Moqtada al-Sadr Could Take Down Iraq

    BAGHDAD, IRAQ — Hussain Jassim refused to leave the Green Zone, once considered the impenetrable citadel at the heart of Baghdad, until his leader Muqtada al-Sadr ordered him to do so. “We have entered parliament and we have broken it’s prestige i...

    Supporters of the powerful Shia cleric stormed Baghdad’s parliament, leaving legislators quivering in the basement and Iraq on the edge of political chaos.

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    TOPSHOT - Syrian civil defence volunteers and rescuers remove a baby from under the rubble of a destroyed building following a reported air strike on the rebel-held neighbourhood of al-Kalasa in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, on April 28, 2016.
The death toll from an upsurge of fighting in Syria's second city Aleppo rose despite a plea by the UN envoy for the warring sides to respect a February ceasefire. / AFP / AMEER ALHALBI        (Photo credit should read AMEER ALHALBI/AFP/Getty Images)

    Red Cross Chief: ‘What the Hell?’

    Red Cross Chief: ‘What the Hell?’

    The head of the International Committee of the Red Cross is on a mission to defend the Geneva Conventions—the decades-old laws of armed conflict meant to make war more humane, now being spurned by actors as diverse as the so-called Islamic State t...

    As certain presidential candidates advocate for flouting the Geneva Conventions, the head of the International Red Cross wants to remind us why we came up with the rules of war in th...

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    Sinkhole de Mayo in New Orleans

    Sinkhole de Mayo in New Orleans

    There’s a big problem with the giant sinkhole that just opened up on Canal Street in New Orleans. Too many people want to party in it.A 30-foot-wide hole in the Earth opened up in the middle of the street last Friday, a few hours after Mayor Mitch...

    The city of New Orleans has a problem, and it’s not just the gigantic sinkhole in the middle of Canal Street. It’s that 2,000 people want to throw a party inside the beast.

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    Craig Harris

    Experts: Bitcoin ‘Creator’ Is ‘Con Man’

    Experts: Bitcoin ‘Creator’ Is ‘Con Man’

    Craig Wright, an Australian computer scientist and businessman, boldly claimed on Monday to be the anonymous inventor behind the world’s most famous cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, promising to put an end to one of the most persistent and bedeviling myst...

    Aussie computer scientist Craig Wright showed alleged proof he is Satoshi Nakamoto. Several authorities say he just pulled a sleight of hand.

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    What’s Good for Vets Is Bad for Cats

    What’s Good for Vets Is Bad for Cats

    It’s like a scene out of a torture session that the CIA would later deny: a captor drugs and ties down the victim and begins sawing through his feet, severing ligaments, tendons, and nerves, and crushing bones. The victim is then forced to walk im...

    Vets make big bucks off declawing surgery—and now their leaders are spending thousands to kill a proposed ban on the procedure.

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    Sinkhole de Mayo in New Orleans

    Sinkhole de Mayo in New Orleans

    There’s a big problem with the giant sinkhole that just opened up on Canal Street in New Orleans. Too many people want to party in it.A 30-foot-wide hole in the Earth opened up in the middle of the street last Friday, a few hours after Mayor Mitch...

    The city of New Orleans has a problem, and it’s not just the gigantic sinkhole in the middle of Canal Street. It’s that 2,000 people want to throw a party inside the beast.

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    Jonathan Simpson

    Soldier Charged With Rape, Kidnapping

    Soldier Charged With Rape, Kidnapping

    A Fort Bragg soldier was arrested by the Fayetteville, North Carolina, police on Friday on charges of allegedly kidnapping and sexually assaulting a fellow soldier.Johnathan Simpson serves in the same unit as his accuser, local police said on Satu...

    A married sergeant—and a veteran of the war in Afghanistan—was arrested by local police for allegedly abducting and sexaully assaulting a woman in his unit.

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    A Burglar With His Very Own Mac Attack

    The Burglar With His Very Own Mac Attack

    The Burglar With His Very Own Mac Attack

    Before they knew his name, they called him Roofman. He would cut holes in the roofs of chain stores and fast-food restaurants—usually a McDonald’s—then drop down through the ceiling and rob the startled employees. Sometimes he’d come in through th...

    Cops nicknamed the burglar Roofman, because he often came in through the roof, but even more predictable were his targets: food franchises and big box stores.

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    Tech + Health

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    Do I Have a Cold or Allergies?

    Do I Have a Cold or Allergies?

    Laurel Leicht, Life by Daily BurnSpring is packed with some of our favorite things—picnics, outdoor adventures and longer, warmer days — but it’s also when allergies act up and cold season lingers. Problem is, it can be tough to tell if you’re com...

    In spring, when allergies act up and cold season lingers, it’s tough to tell if you’re coming down with a bug or if your sinuses are just revolting against changes in the weather.

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    A Bitcoin (virtual currency) paper wallet with QR codes and a coin are seen in an illustration picture taken at La Maison du Bitcoin in Paris, France, May 27, 2015.

    Anyone Could Have Invented Bitcoin

    Anyone Could Have Invented Bitcoin

    According to modern mythmaking, a mysterious and reclusive programmer invented Bitcoin in 2008 and within five years the currency had transformed itself from a valueless experiment into a half-billion dollar juggernaut—the most impressive economic...

    We love the idea of the lone genius inventing something wholly unexpected, but Bitcoin’s back-story doesn’t work that way. Think instead of something like the iPhone.

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    Can an App Stop Domestic Violence?

    Can an App Stop Domestic Violence?

    Can an App Stop Domestic Violence?

    In February 2014, Greg Anderson murdered his 11-year-old son, Luke Batty, after a cricket practice just outside of Melbourne. This came after years of domestic violence towards Rosie Batty, Luke’s mother. She called the horrific deed “the final ac...

    A new crop of apps provides resources and emergency help for domestic violence victims.

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    MARSEILLE, FRANCE - APRIL 30:  (FRANCE OUT)  The inventor of a flying machine, Fly Board Air, Franky Zapata uses his creation on April 30, 2016 in Marseille, France.  The Flyboard Air, with its company Zapata Racing (ZR), gives its first public demonstration allowing a man to fly by air propulsion. Zapata, the French jet ski champion who invented the Fly board Air, has set a new Guinness World Record for the furthest hover board flight. Zapata achieved the feat off the coast of Sausset-les-Pins in the south of France, riding his Fly board Air hover board for a distance of more than 2,252 meters (7,388) feet).  (Photo by Clement Mahoudeau/IP/Getty Images)

    Real Hoverboards Are a Legal Disaster

    Real Hoverboards Are a Legal Disaster

    We finally got what we wanted: after a year of tolerating annoying dual-wheeled “hoverboard” impostors, two different inventors have brought to market real, genuinely hovering personal vehicles that are meant for carefree gliding above the pavemen...

    The problem with creating a new vehicle is that the second it’s created, it’s already illegal.

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    A Bitcoin (virtual currency) paper wallet with QR codes and a coin are seen in an illustration picture taken at La Maison du Bitcoin in Paris, France, May 27, 2015.

    Anyone Could Have Invented Bitcoin

    Anyone Could Have Invented Bitcoin

    According to modern mythmaking, a mysterious and reclusive programmer invented Bitcoin in 2008 and within five years the currency had transformed itself from a valueless experiment into a half-billion dollar juggernaut—the most impressive economic...

    We love the idea of the lone genius inventing something wholly unexpected, but Bitcoin’s back-story doesn’t work that way. Think instead of something like the iPhone.

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    Craig Harris

    Experts: Bitcoin ‘Creator’ Is ‘Con Man’

    Experts: Bitcoin ‘Creator’ Is ‘Con Man’

    Craig Wright, an Australian computer scientist and businessman, boldly claimed on Monday to be the anonymous inventor behind the world’s most famous cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, promising to put an end to one of the most persistent and bedeviling myst...

    Aussie computer scientist Craig Wright showed alleged proof he is Satoshi Nakamoto. Several authorities say he just pulled a sleight of hand.

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    Can You Eat Healthy in the Airport?

    Can You Eat Healthy in the Airport?

    After successfully passing through the airport’s security check-in, why do you feel the sudden urge to grab a beer and a greasy meal? Is eating healthy even an option at the airport?Let’s be real. Hardly any of us, me included, have the mental foc...

    U.S. airports are a joke when it comes to healthy food options. What’s a hungry, health-conscious traveler to do?

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    Robot Wars Will Not Be Against Robots

    Robot Wars Will Not Be Against Robots

    The last time I spoke at West Point, I was asked by a cadet if I worried that increased automation would lead to an eventual robot war. I joked that I wasn’t worried about the Cylons from “Battlestar Galactica” or Skynet from the “Terminator” movi...

    While much of the worrying by humans about robots has focused on a war against robots, little is given to thinking about war by those displaced by robots.

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    Craig Harris

    Experts: Bitcoin ‘Creator’ Is ‘Con Man’

    Experts: Bitcoin ‘Creator’ Is ‘Con Man’

    Craig Wright, an Australian computer scientist and businessman, boldly claimed on Monday to be the anonymous inventor behind the world’s most famous cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, promising to put an end to one of the most persistent and bedeviling myst...

    Aussie computer scientist Craig Wright showed alleged proof he is Satoshi Nakamoto. Several authorities say he just pulled a sleight of hand.

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    Harry: Diana Death Left ‘a Gaping Hole’

    Harry: Diana Death Left ‘a Gaping Hole’

    Prince Harry has spoken about his anguish as a child at the death of his mother, Princess Diana, and how her memory continues to inspire his charity work and private life.“All I want to do is make my mother incredibly proud,” he tells People magaz...

    ‘I will have to... spend the rest of my life trying to fill that void,’ the prince told People magazine. ‘And so will William.’

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    Hamilton’s Unstoppable Tonys Juggernaut

    Hamilton’s Unstoppable Tonys Juggernaut

    Lin-Manuel Miranda could have a busy night at the Tony Awards next month.His juggernaut musical Hamilton broke the record this morning for the most Tony nominations ever, with 16 nods including Best Musical. Seven of the performers also got nomina...

    ‘Hamilton’ scored a record-breaking 16 Tony nominations Tuesday. But don’t let its achievement obscure the brilliant work of the other nominees.

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    LONDON - SEPTEMNER 12:  In this photo illustration a man reads a copy of The Guardian newspaper on September 12, 2005 in London, England. The Guardian has relaunched, changing from a broadsheet to mid-size format. The size is known as the Berliner, is half-way between a tabloid and a broadsheet. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

    The Comments Too Hot for The Guardian

    The Comments Too Hot for The Guardian

    LONDON — British newspaper and global media giant The Guardian recently embarked on a massive public research project to analyze the comments on its articles and improve the way they are policed.Kath Viner, the editor-in-chief of Guardian News &am...

    A website has been created that claims to show the comments that have been deleted by the newspaper’s moderators.

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    ‘Becky’ Snapchats With Bey

    ‘Becky’ Snapchats With Bey

    British singer Rita Ora has attempted to put paid to persistent rumors that she is the marriage-straining other woman ‘Becky with the good hair’ in Beyonce’s new album Lemonade, by posting a Snapchat video of herself and Beyonce looking clos...

    Rita Ora posted a Snapchat of her and Beyonce at the Met Ball last night. But if she's not Becky, then why did Ora encourage that very speculation last week?

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    Hamilton

    Hamilton’s Unstoppable Tonys Juggernaut

    Hamilton’s Unstoppable Tonys Juggernaut

    Lin-Manuel Miranda could have a busy night at the Tony Awards next month.His juggernaut musical Hamilton broke the record this morning for the most Tony nominations ever, with 16 nods including Best Musical. Seven of the performers also got nomina...

    ‘Hamilton’ scored a record-breaking 16 Tony nominations Tuesday. But don’t let its achievement obscure the brilliant work of the other nominees.

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    Rita Ora arrives at The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit Gala, celebrating the opening of "Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology" on Monday, May 2, 2016, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

    Met Gala: Shocking, Daring and Glorious

    Met Gala: Shocking, Daring and Glorious

    It’s tempting to mock the most over-the-top looks at the annual Met Gala (see our gallery here). But were it not for moments like last year’s omelet couture (Rihanna, we missed you), New York’s premier fashion event would be a total snooze.So whil...

    Some of the dresses were sexy, others baffling. But the gala succeeded in reminding us that fashion should always challenge and confront—and make us smile.

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    Conservative Member of Parliament Louise Mensch attends the Department of Culture Media and Sport press conference announcing a cross-party report on phone hacking at Portcullis House in London May 1, 2012. Rupert Murdoch is unfit to run a major international company and should take responsibility for a culture of illegal phone hacking that has shaken News Corp , a powerful British parliamentary committee said on Tuesday.

    The Woman Running ‘Gawker’ for the Right

    The Woman Running ‘Gawker’ for the Right

    Say what you will about Louise Mensch—and nearly everything has been said (occasionally by Mensch herself) about the former Tory MP who quit her rural Northamptonshire seat, moved to Manhattan’s Upper West Side with her rock ’n’ roll manager-husba...

    The former Tory MP Louise Mensch is running Heat Street, a new right-leaning website she wants to be ‘a little snarky and punky perhaps, and anti-political correctness.’

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    How Beyoncé Won the Met Gala Red Carpet

    How Beyoncé Won the Met Gala Red Carpet

    Bey came in latex, Katy Perry in regal Prada, and a brilliant sea of stars and designers supported in metallics and dramatic shapes at this year’s gala.

    Bey came in latex, Katy Perry in regal Prada, and a brilliant sea of stars and designers supported in metallics and dramatic shapes at this year’s gala.

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    Rita Ora arrives at The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit Gala, celebrating the opening of "Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology" on Monday, May 2, 2016, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

    Met Gala: Shocking, Daring and Glorious

    Met Gala: Shocking, Daring and Glorious

    It’s tempting to mock the most over-the-top looks at the annual Met Gala (see our gallery here). But were it not for moments like last year’s omelet couture (Rihanna, we missed you), New York’s premier fashion event would be a total snooze.So whil...

    Some of the dresses were sexy, others baffling. But the gala succeeded in reminding us that fashion should always challenge and confront—and make us smile.

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    • (FILES) This file picture taken on October 8, 2007 in London shows a cannabis plant. Britain is to raise the legal classification of cannabis due to the growing prevalence of the potent skunk form of the drug, despite expert advice against doing so, the interior minister said Wednesday May 7, 2008. Home Secretary Jacqui Smith told parliament she would press for cannabis to be re-classified in law as a Class B drug compared with its current, less serious Class C classification. AFP PHOTO/Leon Neal/FILES (Photo credit should read Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images)

      Feds Drop Biggest Pot Lawsuit in U.S.

      Stoners rejoice. The nation’s largest pot dispensary beat the Department of Justice.

    • Afghan father Mohammad Arif Ahmadi holds his son Murtaza, 5, and a fan of football player Lionel Messi, as he speaks during an interview with AFP in Pakistan's southwestern city of Quetta on May 3, 2016.
The young Afghan boy who captivated hearts after he was pictured wearing a plastic bag as an improvised Lionel Messi jersey has appealed to the UN refugee agency after fleeing Afghanistan. Murtaza Ahmadi became an Internet sensation in January after his older brother posted the picture on Facebook, with the Argentine superstar sending autographed jerseys to his tiny fan via UNICEF.
 / AFP / BANARAS KHAN        (Photo credit should read BANARAS KHAN/AFP/Getty Images)

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    A visitor looks at Joe Rosenthal's "Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima" 1945 during the 'Life. I grandi fotografi" (Life. The great photographers) exhibition at the auditorium on April 30, 2013 in Rome. The exhibition showing some 150 pictures taken from 1936 when the US magazine Life magazine premiered will be open from May, 1 to August 4, 2013.  AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYS  AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYS  RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE, MANDATORY CREDIT OF THE ARTIST, TO ILLUSTRATE THE EVENT AS SPECIFIED IN THE CAPTION        (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Who Really Raised the Flag at Iwo Jima?

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    Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey elephants Bunny, Susie and Minnie line up for a hot dog bun eating contest July 2, 2010 in Coney Island, New York. The three elephants competed against three adult males to see who could eat the most buns. The three elephants competed against three adult males to see who could eat the most buns. The elephants won, 41 dozen for the elephants and 15 dozen for the men. AFP PHOTO / DON EMMERT (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

    Circus Elephants Get Sad New Home

    Circus Elephants Get Sad New Home

    Ringling Bros.’ elephants are finally free from the circus, but their new home may not be much better.

    Leicester City's Argentinian striker Leonardo Ulloa celebrates after scoring their second goal from the penalty spot to equalise 2-2 as West Ham United's Spanish goalkeeper Adrian (R) reacts during the English Premier League football match between Leicester City and West Ham United at King Power Stadium in Leicester, central England on April 17, 2016. / AFP / ADRIAN DENNIS / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.  /         (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)

    Soccer's Most Unlikely Champs: Leicester

    Soccer's Most Unlikely Champs: Leicester

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    Bill would allow legislators to be tried for crimes.

    Turkish Parliament Brawls Over Immunity

    Turkish Parliament Brawls Over Immunity

    Bill would allow legislators to be tried for crimes.

    • Leicester City's Argentinian striker Leonardo Ulloa celebrates after scoring their second goal from the penalty spot to equalise 2-2 as West Ham United's Spanish goalkeeper Adrian (R) reacts during the English Premier League football match between Leicester City and West Ham United at King Power Stadium in Leicester, central England on April 17, 2016. / AFP / ADRIAN DENNIS / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.  /         (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)

      Soccer's Most Unlikely Champs: Leicester

      The odds against Leicester’s victory in Britain’s Premier League were 5,000 to 1.

    • Bill would allow legislators to be tried for crimes.

      Turkish Parliament Brawls Over Immunity

      Bill would allow legislators to be tried for crimes.

    Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey elephants Bunny, Susie and Minnie line up for a hot dog bun eating contest July 2, 2010 in Coney Island, New York. The three elephants competed against three adult males to see who could eat the most buns. The three elephants competed against three adult males to see who could eat the most buns. The elephants won, 41 dozen for the elephants and 15 dozen for the men. AFP PHOTO / DON EMMERT (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

    Circus Elephants Get Sad New Home

    Circus Elephants Get Sad New Home

    Ringling Bros.’ elephants are finally free from the circus, but their new home may not be much better.

    SPACE, SPACE:  This artist's impression released 19 February, 2004 by the European Space Agency (ESA) illustrates the tremendous gravitational pull of a giant black hole (dark circle lower-R) on a passing star(R). The doomed object is first stretched by tidal forces until it is torn apart. Most of the gas making up the star is lost from the system but some of it is trapped by the black hole and forms a disc of gas around it. In the disc, the gas is heated to millions of degrees and emits in the X-rays, before disappearing forever, swallowed by the black hole. It is precisely the signature of this disc that ESA's XMM-Newton has detected. AFP PHOTO/ESA and Stefanie Komossa (Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics)  (Photo credit should read ESA/AFP/Getty Images)

    We’re Even Closer to Living in Space Now

    We’re Even Closer to Living in Space Now

    Scientists have discovered three planets that could be able to sustain life.

    TOPSHOT - A Kenya Wildlife Services (KWS) ranger stands guard in front illegal stockpiles of burning elephant tusks at the Nairobi National Park on April 30, 2016.
Eleven giant pyres of tusks were set alight Saturday as Kenya torched its vast ivory stockpile in a grand gesture aimed at shocking the world into stopping the slaughter of elephants. Lighting the fire in Nairobi's national park, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta demanded a total ban on trade in ivory to end the "murderous" trafficking and prevent the extinction of elephants in the wild. / AFP / CARL DE SOUZA        (Photo credit should read CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images)

    Kenya Burned $150M of ‘Worthless’ Ivory

    Kenya Burned $150M of ‘Worthless’ Ivory

    Kenya’s president says no matter how much the ivory was worth, it’s useless to Kenya.

    Thom Yorke, lead singer of the British band Radiohead, performs at the Optimus Alive music festival at Alges, on the outskirts of Lisbon, on July 15, 2012.  The Optimus Alive music festival runs from July 13 to July 15.     AFP PHOTO / PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA        (Photo credit should read PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA/AFP/GettyImages)

    Radiohead Disappears from Internet

    Radiohead Disappears from Internet

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    • TOPSHOT - A Kenya Wildlife Services (KWS) ranger stands guard in front illegal stockpiles of burning elephant tusks at the Nairobi National Park on April 30, 2016.
Eleven giant pyres of tusks were set alight Saturday as Kenya torched its vast ivory stockpile in a grand gesture aimed at shocking the world into stopping the slaughter of elephants. Lighting the fire in Nairobi's national park, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta demanded a total ban on trade in ivory to end the "murderous" trafficking and prevent the extinction of elephants in the wild. / AFP / CARL DE SOUZA        (Photo credit should read CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images)

      Kenya Burned $150M of ‘Worthless’ Ivory

      Kenya’s president says no matter how much the ivory was worth, it’s useless to Kenya.

    • Thom Yorke, lead singer of the British band Radiohead, performs at the Optimus Alive music festival at Alges, on the outskirts of Lisbon, on July 15, 2012.  The Optimus Alive music festival runs from July 13 to July 15.     AFP PHOTO / PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA        (Photo credit should read PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA/AFP/GettyImages)

      Radiohead Disappears from Internet

      The band’s entire Web presence has vanished—right before its new album is supposed to drop.

    SPACE, SPACE:  This artist's impression released 19 February, 2004 by the European Space Agency (ESA) illustrates the tremendous gravitational pull of a giant black hole (dark circle lower-R) on a passing star(R). The doomed object is first stretched by tidal forces until it is torn apart. Most of the gas making up the star is lost from the system but some of it is trapped by the black hole and forms a disc of gas around it. In the disc, the gas is heated to millions of degrees and emits in the X-rays, before disappearing forever, swallowed by the black hole. It is precisely the signature of this disc that ESA's XMM-Newton has detected. AFP PHOTO/ESA and Stefanie Komossa (Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics)  (Photo credit should read ESA/AFP/Getty Images)

    We’re Even Closer to Living in Space Now

    We’re Even Closer to Living in Space Now

    Scientists have discovered three planets that could be able to sustain life.