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    The House Sit-In’s Most Shameful Moment

    The House Sit-In’s Most Shameful Moment

    The children at Sandy Hook elementary school had just been standing for the daily Pledge of Allegiance when the gunman shot his way into the school and murdered 20 of them, along with six adults on that morning four years ago.On Wednesday, the Rep...

    Republicans used the Pledge of Allegiance, which the Sandy Hook kids were reciting just before the massacre, to try to end the gun-control protest—just after the victims’ names were ...

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    U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks during a rally in the Manhattan borough of New York, U.S.,June 23, 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson - RTX2HVR4

    Bernie’s Sixth Sense Campaign Rolls On

    Bernie’s Sixth Sense Campaign Rolls On

    Sen. Bernie Sanders’s Thursday speech was billed as a “Where Do We Go From Here?”The answer, according to his schedule, was to another “Where Do We Go From Here” speech on Friday morning where he’ll give a speech with that exact same billing in Al...

    Bernie Sanders seems to be the only one who doesn’t realize his campaign has been dead for a long time.

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    Republican Presidential hopeful Ben Carson speaks during the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) 2016 at National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland, outside Washington, March 4, 2016. / AFP / SAUL LOEB        (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

    Carson to Trump: Lay Off Clinton’s Faith

    Carson to Trump: Lay Off Clinton’s Faith

    Ever since Ben Carson endorsed presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump, he has served as a liaison of sorts between the thrice-married former reality television star and the evangelical community.Carson is one Trump’s Christian whisperers; he ...

    The former presidential candidate and current adviser for Donald Trump told The Daily Beast that Donald Trump shouldn’t be questioning Hillary Clinton’s faith.

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    A folded United States flag is seen at a memorial for those killed in the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Sandy Hook, Connecticut, December 22, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Burton (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW) - RTR3BUS7

    The House Sit-In’s Most Shameful Moment

    The House Sit-In’s Most Shameful Moment

    The children at Sandy Hook elementary school had just been standing for the daily Pledge of Allegiance when the gunman shot his way into the school and murdered 20 of them, along with six adults on that morning four years ago.On Wednesday, the Rep...

    Republicans used the Pledge of Allegiance, which the Sandy Hook kids were reciting just before the massacre, to try to end the gun-control protest—just after the victims’ names were ...

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    A photo shot and tweeted from the floor by U.S. House Rep. Rep. John Yarmuth shows Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives, including Rep. Joe Courtney (C) staging a sit-in on the House floor "to demand action on common sense gun legislation" on Capitol Hill in Washington, United States, June 22, 2016.

    House Dems End Sit-In, Vow to Fight On

    House Dems End Sit-In, Vow to Fight On

    Twenty-six hours after occupying the House of Representatives with a sit-in Democrats dismissed themselves with a strange contentment—sure, they didn’t have anything to show for it, but they sure made a whole lot of trouble.“You got out there, you...

    The leaders of the 26-hour sit-in to protest the lack of gun control legislation moving through the House floor insisted this was the beginning of something much bigger.

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    Protestors supporting a challenge by 26 states over the constitutionality of President Barack Obama's executive action to defer deportation of certain immigrant children and parents who are in the country illegally rally in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, U.S., April 18, 2016.

    Broken SCOTUS Can’t Decide Immigration

    Broken SCOTUS Can’t Decide Immigration

    In one of the most important cases of the year, the Supreme Court was unable to decide.Thanks to the unprecedented stalling of President Obama’s nomination of Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court, the short-staffed, broken, and divided court reach...

    Thanks to the GOP Senate’s confirmation fiasco, we have no answers in one of the most-watched cases of the year. This is shameful.

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    Entertainment

    U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders (L) greets "The Late Show" host Stephen Colbert during a taping of the show in the Manhattan borough of New York, U.S., June 23, 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson - RTX2HV4N

    Colbert to Bernie: What Is It You Want?

    Colbert to Bernie: What Is It You Want?

    This was the week Bernie Sanders finally seemed to admit defeat in the Democratic presidential primary. “It doesn’t appear that I’m going to be the nominee,” a downtrodden Sanders conceded in a little-watched C-SPAN interview on Wednesday. So when...

    Bernie Sanders kept his presidential campaign going strong on ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’ Thursday night.

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'Free State of Jones' film photocall, Los Angeles, America - 11 May 2016

    Matthew McConaughey Bares His Soul

    Matthew McConaughey Bares His Soul

    It might be that easygoing Texan drawl that makes Matthew McConaughey the emblematic all-American movie star of his generation, or the patriotic sizzle cemented by the sight of him swathed in red, white, and blue chasing the American Dream as a ma...

    The Oscar-winning actor opens up about his turn as Confederate defector Newton Knight in ‘Free State of Jones,’ religion, and why he’s proud to be an American.

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    Ben Affleck

    Ben Affleck Goes Ballistic

    Ben Affleck Goes Ballistic

    What in the name of holy hell got into Ben Affleck? Listening to the Boston-born movie star/screenwriter/director’s crazed and profane tirade concerning New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s spot of bother in “Deflategate,” investing a le...

    The premiere of Simmons’s new late-night talk show ‘Any Given Wednesday’ showed promise, thanks in large part to an unhinged cameo from fellow Bostonian Ben Affleck.

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    Anna Chlumsky.

    Anna Chlumsky: Veep’s Secret Weapon

    Anna Chlumsky: Veep’s Secret Weapon

    Hours before Anna Chlumsky and I sit down for coffee and juice at a Brazilian café in Bushwick, where the actress, who is expecting her second child, lives with her husband and daughter, Hillary Clinton had, mathematically at least, sewed up the D...

    Ahead of Sunday night’s ‘Veep’ season finale, we sit down with Anna Chlumsky to talk her psychic-led journey from ‘My Girl’ to TV’s most foul-mouthed White House operative.

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Matthew McConaughey
'Free State of Jones' film photocall, Los Angeles, America - 11 May 2016

    Matthew McConaughey Bares His Soul

    Matthew McConaughey Bares His Soul

    It might be that easygoing Texan drawl that makes Matthew McConaughey the emblematic all-American movie star of his generation, or the patriotic sizzle cemented by the sight of him swathed in red, white, and blue chasing the American Dream as a ma...

    The Oscar-winning actor opens up about his turn as Confederate defector Newton Knight in ‘Free State of Jones,’ religion, and why he’s proud to be an American.

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    Fallon Welcomes Teen Trump Impersonator

    Fallon Welcomes Teen Trump Impersonator

    Earlier this month, 14-year-old Jack Aiello delivered his eighth grade graduation speech as Donald Trump, along with sections as Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz, Barack Obama, and finally, Bernie Sanders. And 2.2 million YouTube views later, the Chicago...

    Chicago teen Jack Aiello got the chance to bring his killer Donald Trump impression to ‘The Tonight Show’ Wednesday night.

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    Beyonce Sorry Video

    Beyoncé Torches Bad Husbands in ‘Sorry’

    Beyoncé Torches Bad Husbands in ‘Sorry’

    On April 23, in the year of our Beyoncé 2016, Queen Bey created a cauldron of steaming hot tea and called it “Lemonade”. And it was very, very good. The HBO exclusive shocked the world through 12 songs and a holistic visual experience, complete wi...

    Queen Bey’s haunting video for her most iconic Lemonade single, “Sorry,” has hit YouTube. Cheating husbands and trifling wannabes beware.

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    Prince DNA test

    DNA Test Shuts Down Prince’s ‘Only Son’

    DNA Test Shuts Down Prince’s ‘Only Son’

    An aspiring rapper and gun-running felon, who claimed he was Prince’s biological son, has been shut down—by a DNA test.Carline Q. Williams made headlines in the wake of the music icon’s death, telling the estate that he was conceived during a one-...

    A Colorado inmate who claimed to be Prince’s only son had his claim debunked by a DNA test. And there’s already another would-be heir waiting to test their claim.

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    Fallon Welcomes Teen Trump Impersonator

    Fallon Welcomes Teen Trump Impersonator

    Earlier this month, 14-year-old Jack Aiello delivered his eighth grade graduation speech as Donald Trump, along with sections as Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz, Barack Obama, and finally, Bernie Sanders. And 2.2 million YouTube views later, the Chicago...

    Chicago teen Jack Aiello got the chance to bring his killer Donald Trump impression to ‘The Tonight Show’ Wednesday night.

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    World News

    Celebrities reaction to Brexit

    Celebrities React to Brexit on Twitter

    Celebrities React to Brexit on Twitter

    After Britain’s vote to leave the European Union today, #Brexit took a confused Twitter-sphere by storm. Lindsay Lohan wasn’t the only celebrated figure trying to make sense of the whole thing on social media.As memes flew left and right, politici...

    Donald Trump, J.K. Rowling, Cher, and more react to Britain’s departure from the European Union.

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    Former London Mayor, and "Vote Leave" campaigner Boris Johnson leaves after giving a press conference at the headquarters of the 'Vote Leave' campaign in central London on June 24, 2016.
Britain has voted to break out of the European Union, striking a thunderous blow against the bloc and spreading panic through world markets Friday as sterling collapsed to a 31-year low. Boris Johnson, who spearheaded the successful campaign for Britain to leave the European Union, said Friday there was no need to rush the process of pulling out of the bloc.

    How Boris Bet Big on Brexit and Won

    How Boris Bet Big on Brexit and Won

    David Cameron may come to rue the day that he kept his friends thisclose.For if there was any one single human being who can be said to have shifted the delicately balanced scales in the British referendum to leave the European Union, it was his o...

    Boris Johnson led the Brexit campaign to a stunning victory over his old pal ‘Dave.’ Can he now win the premiership, and dance on Cameron’s grave?

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    Brexit Shock: Britain Quits Europe

    Brexit Shock: Britain Quits Europe

    LONDON — Britain has voted to leave the European Union, stunning global financial markets and sending a seismic shock through the Continent.The pound suffered its worst day in more than 30 years, plunging downward, as Dow Industrials futures and o...

    A humiliated David Cameron resigns, and the pound and global markets crash to record lows after shock win for the Brexit campaign to leave the European Union.

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    Heavily-armed police stand outside the movie theatre Kinopolis where an armed man was reportedly inside on June 23, 2016 in Viernheim, Germany. According to initial media reports he entered the cinema today at approximately 3pm, fired a shot in the air and barricaded himself inside. Recent reports state that a masked gunman was shot dead by Police after they stormed the cinema complex.

    Gunman Dies Attacking German Theater

    Gunman Dies Attacking German Theater

    PARIS — Europe is not immune to mass murder. It’s rare, but it happens, and when a deranged masked man erupted in a German cinema complex on Thursday afternoon, wearing an ammunition belt and firing a gun into the air, authorities feared the worst...

    Police killed an armed man described as a ‘confused individual’ but not a terrorist after he assaulted a German movie theater. He was the only fatality in the attack.

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    Former London Mayor, and "Vote Leave" campaigner Boris Johnson leaves after giving a press conference at the headquarters of the 'Vote Leave' campaign in central London on June 24, 2016.
Britain has voted to break out of the European Union, striking a thunderous blow against the bloc and spreading panic through world markets Friday as sterling collapsed to a 31-year low. Boris Johnson, who spearheaded the successful campaign for Britain to leave the European Union, said Friday there was no need to rush the process of pulling out of the bloc.

    How Boris Bet Big on Brexit and Won

    How Boris Bet Big on Brexit and Won

    David Cameron may come to rue the day that he kept his friends thisclose.For if there was any one single human being who can be said to have shifted the delicately balanced scales in the British referendum to leave the European Union, it was his o...

    Boris Johnson led the Brexit campaign to a stunning victory over his old pal ‘Dave.’ Can he now win the premiership, and dance on Cameron’s grave?

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    CIA Tortures

    Uncovered: Dark New CIA Torture Claims

    Uncovered: Dark New CIA Torture Claims

    The CIA said it would only torture detainees to psychologically break them, according to a previously-unreported passage from a 2007 Justice Department memo. It’s a claim that’s at odds with how congressional investigators say the agency really ha...

    Newly declassified information shows a surprising set of CIA rationales for waterboarding—and more.

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    The Millennial Running Saudi Arabia

    Strategy for Saudi-Iran War to Come?

    Strategy for Saudi-Iran War to Come?

    Saudi Arabia’s Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the 30-year-old son of the king and ever more obviously the heir apparent, is just winding up a fairly low profile public relations tour of the United States. Last week he met with President Barack Obama ...

    A 30-year-old prince disillusioned with the U.S. is running the show in Saudi Arabia—fighting Iran directly and through proxies all over the map. Is there a strategy?

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    The Olympics, the World Cup, and All the Sports You Love Are Wrecked Beyond Repair

    Just How Dirty Is the Olympics?

    Just How Dirty Is the Olympics?

    As the world’s great sporting institutions became mired in growing evidence of corruption, cheating, and scandal, one man set out on an unprecedented tour of the sporting world.From Kathmandu to Boston—from Qatar to Rio, what he found was a catalo...

    A new movie shows the grief of families forced to uproot their homes in the face of government-issued rubber bullets to make room for the Games in Rio.

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    CIA Tortures

    Uncovered: Dark New CIA Torture Claims

    Uncovered: Dark New CIA Torture Claims

    The CIA said it would only torture detainees to psychologically break them, according to a previously-unreported passage from a 2007 Justice Department memo. It’s a claim that’s at odds with how congressional investigators say the agency really ha...

    Newly declassified information shows a surprising set of CIA rationales for waterboarding—and more.

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    U.S. News

    A folded United States flag is seen at a memorial for those killed in the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Sandy Hook, Connecticut, December 22, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Burton (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW) - RTR3BUS7

    The House Sit-In’s Most Shameful Moment

    The House Sit-In’s Most Shameful Moment

    The children at Sandy Hook elementary school had just been standing for the daily Pledge of Allegiance when the gunman shot his way into the school and murdered 20 of them, along with six adults on that morning four years ago.On Wednesday, the Rep...

    Republicans used the Pledge of Allegiance, which the Sandy Hook kids were reciting just before the massacre, to try to end the gun-control protest—just after the victims’ names were ...

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    Steve Daniels wears a shirt with U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) after voting at a polling station on Election Day in Washington, DC, November 4, 2008. Millions voters across the United States are going to the polls in record numbers to choose between Presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain.  REUTERS/Joshua Roberts   (UNITED STATES) US PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN 2008 (USA) - RTXA8SZ

    How the GOP Gutted Voting Rights

    How the GOP Gutted Voting Rights

    President Obama’s 2008 election, with an unprecedented turnout and 69 percent of the 15 million new voters casting their ballot for him, rattled the Republicans.Even more unsettling was the demographic make-up of these new voters; this was not the...

    In the wake of Barack Obama’s election to the presidency in 2008, a panicked GOP, citing illusory ‘voter fraud,’ did what it could wherever it could to restrict voting rights for min...

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    Baltimore Police officer Caesar Goodson leaves the courthouse at the end of day four of the murder trial of black detainee Freddie Gray in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S. June 14, 2016.

    No Justice for Freddie Gray’s Killers

    No Justice for Freddie Gray’s Killers

    Officer Caesar Goodson, Jr. is a free man. A year after 25-year-old Freddie Gray’s life came to an end after he fell into a coma while in the back of a Baltimore police van and the city erupted, Goodson, 46,  strode down the courthouse steps and...

    At least on some level, as a society we agree with the defense and think Gray deserved it.

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    A folded United States flag is seen at a memorial for those killed in the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Sandy Hook, Connecticut, December 22, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Burton (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW) - RTR3BUS7

    The House Sit-In’s Most Shameful Moment

    The House Sit-In’s Most Shameful Moment

    The children at Sandy Hook elementary school had just been standing for the daily Pledge of Allegiance when the gunman shot his way into the school and murdered 20 of them, along with six adults on that morning four years ago.On Wednesday, the Rep...

    Republicans used the Pledge of Allegiance, which the Sandy Hook kids were reciting just before the massacre, to try to end the gun-control protest—just after the victims’ names were ...

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     Supporters of House Democrats taking part in a sit-in on the House Chamber shout encouragement from outside the U.S. Capitol on June 22, 2016 in Washington, DC. Led by civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) Democrats have maintained control of the House chamber since this morning demanding a vote on gun control legislation.

    Democrats to NRA: Enough Dead Bodies

    Democrats to NRA: Enough Dead Bodies

    I couldn’t believe Wednesday night that some liberals were expressing indifference or even suspicion toward the House Democrats’ sit-in. I wouldn’t say this was all that widespread, but I did see it, and it was based on the fact that one of the bi...

    That wasn’t about watch lists. It was about the holocaust the NRA and the Republicans are abetting.

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    Members of the LGBT community participate in a vigil in memory of the victims of the Orlando Pulse gay nightclub shooting and hate crimes in San Salvador, El Salvador June 18, 2016. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas - RTX2GZI4

    Gay Hate No Crime in Too Many States

    Gay Hate No Crime in Too Many States

    If Omar Mateen had been apprehended alive after the Pulse nightclub massacre, Florida prosecutors would have been able to enhance his punishments with state hate crime legislation. His misdemeanor and felony charges would all be bumped up a degree...

    The picture is as clear as it is frightening: LGBT people are the most likely to be targeted with hateful violence, and the least likely to be protected from it.

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    Tech + Health

    Twitter trolls harassing LGBT and atheist Arab women

    Twitter Trolls Terrorize Muslim Girls

    Twitter Trolls Terrorize Muslim Girls

    A band of Twitter trolls alleging to be from the Middle East spent Sunday and Monday repeatedly reporting “atheist” and pro-LGBT girls and women to the local authorities in places where blasphemy laws allow for punishments as severe as death.Stori...

    In Kuwait, the penalty for blasphemy can be death. That’s why a new campaign to dox young Kuwaiti women with independent minds is so dangerous.

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    Who Will Win the Billionaire Space Race?

    Who Will Win the Billionaire Space Race?

    Who Will Win the Billionaire Space Race?

    Look out, Richard Branson. Here comes Jeff Bezos rocketing into your space.The Amazon billionaire’s once secretive program to take paying passengers to the edge of space now appears to be set to overtake Branson’s Virgin Galactic project to inaugu...

    Space tourism was supposed to arrive years ago, but its chief apostle is yet to deliver and suddenly faces a formidable challenger.

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    Revenge Porn Victims: It Gets Better

    Revenge Porn Victims: It Gets Better

    “Shit,” Chiarini realized. “She’s going to pee all over the house if I do this.”It’s that thought that cut short what she later realized would have been an unsuccessful suicide attempt anyway. The medication she had been downing would not have bee...

    “You think right now that it is the end of the world but, trust me, it isn’t.”

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    "Concussion"

    Football Stars: Weed Helps Brain Injury

    Football Stars: Weed Helps Brain Injury

    The only thing weirder than men in suits selling weed soda at a pot conference is NFL players mingling among them.Such was the scene at the Cannabis World Congress this week in New York City, where more than 75 businesses, non-profits, and drug po...

    Former NFL players took the stage at the Cannabis World Congress to advocate for medical marijuana to treat the symptoms of CTE.

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    Who Will Win the Billionaire Space Race?

    Who Will Win the Billionaire Space Race?

    Who Will Win the Billionaire Space Race?

    Look out, Richard Branson. Here comes Jeff Bezos rocketing into your space.The Amazon billionaire’s once secretive program to take paying passengers to the edge of space now appears to be set to overtake Branson’s Virgin Galactic project to inaugu...

    Space tourism was supposed to arrive years ago, but its chief apostle is yet to deliver and suddenly faces a formidable challenger.

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    drug testing jailed possibly innocent people

    This Chemist Tainted 24,000 Court Cases

    This Chemist Tainted 24,000 Court Cases

    Four years after chemist Annie Dookhan was arrested for falsifying evidence at Massachusetts’ state drug lab, less than 1 percent of the 24,000 cases she may have tampered with have been reviewed.  Dookhan’s story—of how she tainted drug evidence ...

    Four years after her arrest, Massachusetts has only reviewed 1 percent of the convictions based on Annie Dookhan’s tampered lab results.

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    How Celeb Accounts Are Getting Hacked

    How Celeb Accounts Are Getting Hacked

    Over the past month, the Twitter accounts of everyone from Mark Zuckerberg to Drake to deceased Beatle George Harrison have been hacked.Some of those accounts, one of the most prolific hackers tells The Daily Beast, were taken over by an alarmingl...

    It’s alarmingly simple. And you can blame MySpace for most of it.

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    Americans Need to Get Over Same-Sex PDA

    Americans Need to Get Over Same-Sex PDA

    In the aftermath of the Pulse nightclub massacre in Orlando, images of two men kissing have been everywhere. Good. They should be hard to avoid.As much as Americans pledge support for LGBT people and as frequently as we recite the “love is love” m...

    Sixty percent of Americans support same-sex marriage, but 29 percent say same-sex PDA makes them uncomfortable. In light of the Orlando shooting, we have to—must—change this.

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    drug testing jailed possibly innocent people

    This Chemist Tainted 24,000 Court Cases

    This Chemist Tainted 24,000 Court Cases

    Four years after chemist Annie Dookhan was arrested for falsifying evidence at Massachusetts’ state drug lab, less than 1 percent of the 24,000 cases she may have tampered with have been reviewed.  Dookhan’s story—of how she tainted drug evidence ...

    Four years after her arrest, Massachusetts has only reviewed 1 percent of the convictions based on Annie Dookhan’s tampered lab results.

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    BeastStyle

    After pouring their drinks, a bartender in Julius's Bar refuses to serve John Timmins, Dick Leitsch, Craig Rodwell (1940 - 1993), and Randy Wicker, members of the Mattachine Society, an early American gay rights group, who were protesting New York liquor laws that prevented serving gay customers, New York, New York, April 21, 1966.

    The Oldest Gay Bars in New York

    The Oldest Gay Bars in New York

    For many drinkers, the history of LGBT bars in New York begins and ends with Greenwich Village’s famous the Stonewall Inn, site of the eponymous 1969 Riots.While the watering hole—recently transformed into a memorial site for the terrible massacre...

    As New York gears up to celebrate Pride weekend, a look back to New York’s earliest gay bars reveals how, long before the Stonewall Riots, LGBTs found places to be themselves.

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     How USC art school lost its students

    USC Art School Lost All Its MFA Students

    USC Art School Lost All Its MFA Students

    The small but esteemed Roski School of Art and Design at the University of Southern California has dramatically and publicly fallen from grace in the past year, after all seven students in the 2016 studio art MFA class dropped out last May in prot...

    The Roski School is fighting back after its lone MFA student quit, citing a ‘downward spiral of predatory, wrongheaded, and woefully oblivious decision making’ on the part of the sch...

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    Brexit

    Celebrexit: Who’s Voting In and Out

    Celebrexit: Who’s Voting In and Out

    For any Brits still not sure which way they are going to vote in tomorrow's referendum on whether Britain should stay in or leave the EU, there is a wealth of data, statistics and policy documents to help them decide.Failing that, they could ...

    Britain goes to the polls Thursday in the biggest single-issue vote in a generation: whether the country should stay in or leave the EU. What do our celebs think?

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    BXM43X Painting of President Abraham Lincoln by George P.A. Healy, 1887

    Buy Lincoln’s Hair—and His Assassin’s

    Buy Lincoln’s Hair—and His Assassin’s

    If historically significant hair is your thing, liberate your credit cards now.Come September, in what the auctioners think is the first time in the same auction, a lock of Abraham Lincoln’s hair will be sold alongside a lock of hair belonging to ...

    Locks of both Abraham Lincoln and his killer, John Wilkes Booth, are about to be auctioned off. What makes famous people’s hair so collectable?

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     How USC art school lost its students

    USC Art School Lost All Its MFA Students

    USC Art School Lost All Its MFA Students

    The small but esteemed Roski School of Art and Design at the University of Southern California has dramatically and publicly fallen from grace in the past year, after all seven students in the 2016 studio art MFA class dropped out last May in prot...

    The Roski School is fighting back after its lone MFA student quit, citing a ‘downward spiral of predatory, wrongheaded, and woefully oblivious decision making’ on the part of the sch...

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    E1CFKW epa04228858 Michael Diamond, better known as 'Mike D', of the US hip hop band Beastie Boys, leaves Federal court, in New York, New York, USA, 27 May 2014. The band is suing Monster Energy Drink for illegally using their music without their consent.  EPA/Andrew Gombert

    Beastie Boy Wants You to Buy His Man Bag

    Beastie Boy Wants You to Buy His Man Bag

    The last ten years have seen a deluge of celebrities lend their names to fashion brands and launch their own labels. That they now dominate front rows during fashion week and orchestrate the shows (think the Kardashian Klan at the Yeezy Season 3 s...

    Stand by for the celebrity-designer partnerships, limited-edition lines, and capsule collections, all about to hit a shop near you this summer.

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Britain's Queen Elizabeth arrives at Ascot
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    Why the Queen Should Oppose Brexit

    Why the Queen Should Oppose Brexit

    History will record that Queen Elizabeth II has been the model of a constitutional monarch—impeccably non-political in public. But in private it is a different story. Her Majesty can be refreshingly outspoken among friends, as we discovered last ...

    Reports suggest that Queen Elizabeth II favors Brexit: British departure from the European Union. It might seem a natural position for a monarch, but it’s dead wrong, her biographer ...

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    UNITED STATES - CIRCA 2002:  Actor W.C. Fields in the Daily News color studio.  (Photo by Harry Warnecke/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)

    W.C. Fields: The Comic Saint of Drinking

    W.C. Fields: The Comic Saint of Drinking

    In 1933, W.C. Fields starred in his first major Hollywood film. It was called International House, and Fields played professor Henry R. Quail. In it, the professor was flying his autogyro (a strange hybrid of plane and helicopter) to Kansas City. ...

    The groundbreaking comedian, who died 70 years ago, has arguably become the face of drinking in America.

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    E1CFKW epa04228858 Michael Diamond, better known as 'Mike D', of the US hip hop band Beastie Boys, leaves Federal court, in New York, New York, USA, 27 May 2014. The band is suing Monster Energy Drink for illegally using their music without their consent.  EPA/Andrew Gombert

    Beastie Boy Wants You to Buy His Man Bag

    Beastie Boy Wants You to Buy His Man Bag

    The last ten years have seen a deluge of celebrities lend their names to fashion brands and launch their own labels. That they now dominate front rows during fashion week and orchestrate the shows (think the Kardashian Klan at the Yeezy Season 3 s...

    Stand by for the celebrity-designer partnerships, limited-edition lines, and capsule collections, all about to hit a shop near you this summer.

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    Video

    Screenshot of AP reporter Amanda Myers' YouTube video of her experience going down the Skyslide at the U.S. Bank Tower in Los Angeles.

    Watch: Plunging Down the Skyslide

    Watch: Plunging Down the Skyslide

    For 33 dollars, you can plunge down the side of the tallest building in California and not die-- or you can just watch these videos for free. Thrill seekers are flocking to the U.S. Bank Tower in Los Angeles, which now features a 45-foot slide fro...

    There’s now a glass slide on the outside of an L.A. skyscraper, from its 70th to 69th floors. Enjoy the terror on video.

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    PORTO, PORTUGAL - APRIL 15: Cristiano Ronaldo of Manchester United celebrates following the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final second leg match between FC Porto and Manchester United at the Estadio do Dragao on April 15, 2009 in Porto, Portugal. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

    Ronaldo Throws Reporter’s Mic into Lake

    Ronaldo Throws Reporter’s Mic into Lake

    “Ronaldo, are you prepared for this game today?” That may seem like an innocuous question, but Portugal soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo didn’t see it that way. When a reporter asked him this on Wednesday as he and his teammates took a walk through ...

    CMTV is demanding an apology after the footballer drowned their reporter’s microphone.

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    Idiots Light Entire Fireworks Display on Fire Inside Phoenix Walmart

    Idiots Light Entire Fireworks Display...

    Idiots Light Entire Fireworks Display...

    July 4th came early at a Phoenix Arizona Walmart in all the wrong ways.In a video posted to WorldStarHipHop’s Facebook page last Friday, a Walmart customer recorded a giant burning fireworks display in an aisle. Apparently, a small group of people...

    Phoenix police are looking for at least two men and a woman suspected with starting the blaze.

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    Screenshot of CNN International clip from 6/21/16 in which John Avlon discusses the Trump campaign's disastrously bad finances, comparing them to a Ponzi scheme.

    John Avlon on Trump’s Sad Fundraising

    John Avlon on Trump’s Sad Fundraising

    Trump’s campaign, short on cash and funneling much of what it does have into Trump businesses, “looks more like a Ponzi scheme than a presidential campaign,” Daily Beast editor-in-ch...

    • Screenshot of CNN International clip from 6/21/16 in which John Avlon discusses the Trump campaign's disastrously bad finances, comparing them to a Ponzi scheme.

      John Avlon on Trump’s Sad Fundraising

      Trump’s campaign, short on cash and funneling much of what it does have into Trump businesses, “looks more like a Ponzi scheme than a presidential campaign,” Daily Beast editor-in-ch...

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    Ronaldo Throws Reporter’s Mic into Lake

    Ronaldo Throws Reporter’s Mic into Lake

    “Ronaldo, are you prepared for this game today?” That may seem like an innocuous question, but Portugal soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo didn’t see it that way. When a reporter asked him this on Wednesday as he and his teammates took a walk through ...

    CMTV is demanding an apology after the footballer drowned their reporter’s microphone.

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    Screenshot of CNN clip from 6/21/16 in which John Avlon discusses Donald Trump's poor poll numbers and struggling campaign with Carol Costello.

    John Avlon: Why Trump is Imploding

    John Avlon: Why Trump is Imploding

    Trump’s recently fired campaign manager Corey Lewandowski ran a “dysfunctional, anemic, absurd organization,” Daily Beast editor-in-chief John Avlon told Carol Costello on CNN.

    An Emu bird is pictured on October 11, 2012 in its outdoor enclosure in the Duisburg zoo, northwestern Germany. Emus are the second largest member of the ratite group of flightless birds. They are native to Australia and are its national bird AFP PHOTO/ Roland Weihrauch / GERMANY OUT        (Photo credit should read ROLAND WEIHRAUCH/AFP/GettyImages)

    Burning Emu’s Owner Fires Shotgun at Cop

    Burning Emu’s Owner Fires Shotgun at Cop

    No good deed goes unpunished.When an emu suffered burns in the massive brushfire raging in Potrero, California this week, an animal control officer tried to help. Instead of thanking him, the bird’s owner came out with a shotgun and fired three wa...

    An animal control officer tried to help a burnt emu in California. Then its owner got his shotgun.

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    Screenshot of CNN video of John Avlon on CNN's "Reliable Sources" on Sunday, 6/19/16.

    John Avlon on Trump’s Media ‘Blacklist’

    John Avlon on Trump’s Media ‘Blacklist’

    The Daily Beast was banned from Trump campaign events long before The Washington Post was—and that’s something to be proud of, Daily Beast Editor in Chief John Avlon said on CNN’s ‘R...

    • Screenshot of CNN video of John Avlon on CNN's "Reliable Sources" on Sunday, 6/19/16.

      John Avlon on Trump’s Media ‘Blacklist’

      The Daily Beast was banned from Trump campaign events long before The Washington Post was—and that’s something to be proud of, Daily Beast Editor in Chief John Avlon said on CNN’s ‘R...

    Screenshot of CNN clip from 6/21/16 in which John Avlon discusses Donald Trump's poor poll numbers and struggling campaign with Carol Costello.

    John Avlon: Why Trump is Imploding

    John Avlon: Why Trump is Imploding

    Trump’s recently fired campaign manager Corey Lewandowski ran a “dysfunctional, anemic, absurd organization,” Daily Beast editor-in-chief John Avlon told Carol Costello on CNN.