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    Inside the ‘Voters for Hillary’ Stock Market Scam

    Inside the ‘Voters for Hillary’ Scam

    Inside the ‘Voters for Hillary’ Scam

    By Robert Faturechi and Derek WillisA little more than a year ago, Hillary Clinton’s imminent entry into the race for the Democratic presidential nomination was setting off political and financial ripples around the country. One of the most unlike...

    One company’s stock soared, based on the news that ‘Voters for Hillary’ would hire it. Except the group never spent a dime on Clinton. Was the whole thing a penny-stock swindle?

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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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    Inside the ‘Voters for Hillary’ Stock Market Scam

    Inside the ‘Voters for Hillary’ Scam

    Inside the ‘Voters for Hillary’ Scam

    By Robert Faturechi and Derek WillisA little more than a year ago, Hillary Clinton’s imminent entry into the race for the Democratic presidential nomination was setting off political and financial ripples around the country. One of the most unlike...

    One company’s stock soared, based on the news that ‘Voters for Hillary’ would hire it. Except the group never spent a dime on Clinton. Was the whole thing a penny-stock swindle?

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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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    A supporter wears a large Bernie Sanders mask as people gather at a rally for U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders in National City, California, United States May 21, 2016.  REUTERS/Mike Blake  - RTSFCBP

    The Racist Side of Bernie Supporters

    The Racist Side of Bernie Supporters

    For decades, one narrative has dominated American politics: That while white liberal Democrats may not be perfect, they are far more trustworthy and far less scary when it comes to race than conservative Republicans.The backers of Bernie Sanders’s...

    More proof that ‘progressive’ isn’t a synonym for ‘tolerant.’

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    Entertainment

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

    The First Badass Female Guitarist

    The First Badass Female Guitarist

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

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

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    Porn actresses line-up at the opening of the "Venus" erotic fair in Berlin October 17, 2013. The event, which represents the erotic business in the German capital, is open till October 20, 2013.    REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch (GERMANY - Tags: SOCIETY ENTERTAINMENT) - RTX14ER4

    Porn’s Union President: 21+ Only!

    Porn’s Union President: 21+ Only!

    Porn is officially unionized. The filings are in, the ink is dry, and they have been approved by the U.S. Department of Labor. No previous adult union or coalition has managed to make themselves legally official, so the International Entertainment...

    The International Entertainment Adult Union is porn’s first union, and its newly-elected president wishes to make some dramatic changes to the industry.

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    Actress Amber Heard leaves Los Angeles Superior Court court on Friday, May 27, 2016, after giving a sworn declaration that her husband Johnny Depp threw her cellphone at her during a fight Saturday, striking her cheek and eye. The judge ordered Depp to stay away from his estranged wife and ruled that Depp shouldn't try to contact Heard until a hearing is conducted on June 17. Heard filed for divorce on Monday. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)

    Heard: Johnny Made Me Fear for My Life

    Heard: Johnny Made Me Fear for My Life

    “During the entirety of our relationship,” Amber Heard declared in court papers pleading for protection from the biggest movie star on the planet, “Johnny has been verbally and physically abusive to me.”A judge temporarily granted Heard’s request ...

    Inside the horrifying claims made by the actress Amber Heard against her superstar ex-husband Johnny Depp, including several detailed incidents of alleged domestic abuse.

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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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    Porn actresses line-up at the opening of the "Venus" erotic fair in Berlin October 17, 2013. The event, which represents the erotic business in the German capital, is open till October 20, 2013.    REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch (GERMANY - Tags: SOCIETY ENTERTAINMENT) - RTX14ER4

    Porn’s Union President: 21+ Only!

    Porn’s Union President: 21+ Only!

    Porn is officially unionized. The filings are in, the ink is dry, and they have been approved by the U.S. Department of Labor. No previous adult union or coalition has managed to make themselves legally official, so the International Entertainment...

    The International Entertainment Adult Union is porn’s first union, and its newly-elected president wishes to make some dramatic changes to the industry.

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    US actor Johnny Depp (R) and his wife Amber Heard arrive at a court in the Gold Coast on April 18, 2016. 
Depp and Heard arrived at an Australian court April 18 over Heard's alleged illegal importation of their two Yorkshire terrier dogs Boo and Pistol into the country in a private jet in 2015, as Depp was in Australia for the filming of the latest Pirates of the Carribean movie.    / AFP / Patrick HAMILTON        (Photo credit should read PATRICK HAMILTON/AFP/Getty Images)

    Johnny Depp: Hollywood’s Latest Abuser?

    Johnny Depp: Hollywood’s Latest Abuser?

    When you Google the term “actors charged with domestic abuse”—as I did following the TMZ report that actress Amber Heard is seeking a restraining order against Johnny Depp, whom she filed for divorce from after one year of marriage this week—you a...

    Johnny Depp is being accused of domestic violence by ex-wife Amber Heard. Inside Hollywood’s icky shrug towards men who beat their partners.

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    Actor Corey Feldman arrives for the premiere of "Step Brothers" in Westwood on July 15, 2008.    AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACON (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)

    Corey Feldman: ‘My Hollywood Abusers’

    Corey Feldman: ‘My Hollywood Abusers’

    Elijah Wood may have rowed back on his recent headline-grabbing assertion that Hollywood is a nest of ‘vipers’ who prey on children, saying his comments were based not on his own experiences and observations but rather on news reports and the 2015...

    As the spotlight returns to the issue of child sexual abuse in Hollywood, one of its most famous survivors opens up.

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    227_xb_8625_v1060_left.1092_R3 – Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) pauses during an epic, earth-shattering battle with Apocalypse. Photo Credit: Courtesy Twentieth Century Fox.

    J.Law Deserves Better Than This Hot Mess

    J.Law Deserves Better Than This Hot Mess

    Mired within the plodding grandiosity of reboot threequel X-Men: Apocalypse, it’s not humanity nor mutantkind but director Bryan Singer who wrestles with great power and comes out a loser. Who knew Singer, returning to the fold after helming X-Men...

    This may be Lawrence’s last X-Men film. We’ll be glad to see her freed from the shackles of this faltering franchise.

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    US actor Johnny Depp (R) and his wife Amber Heard arrive at a court in the Gold Coast on April 18, 2016. 
Depp and Heard arrived at an Australian court April 18 over Heard's alleged illegal importation of their two Yorkshire terrier dogs Boo and Pistol into the country in a private jet in 2015, as Depp was in Australia for the filming of the latest Pirates of the Carribean movie.    / AFP / Patrick HAMILTON        (Photo credit should read PATRICK HAMILTON/AFP/Getty Images)

    Johnny Depp: Hollywood’s Latest Abuser?

    Johnny Depp: Hollywood’s Latest Abuser?

    When you Google the term “actors charged with domestic abuse”—as I did following the TMZ report that actress Amber Heard is seeking a restraining order against Johnny Depp, whom she filed for divorce from after one year of marriage this week—you a...

    Johnny Depp is being accused of domestic violence by ex-wife Amber Heard. Inside Hollywood’s icky shrug towards men who beat their partners.

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    World News

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

    Obama Wins Respect in Hiroshima

    Obama Wins Respect in Hiroshima

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

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

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    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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    The Air Force Is Running Out of Jets

    The Air Force Is Running Out of Jets

    The Air Force Is Running Out of Jets

    The U.S. Air Force is running out of fighter jets. And that’s its own damned fault. Even as its squadrons dwindle, the flying branch remains committed to exclusively buying overly-complex, enormously expensive F-35 stealth fighters that it simply ...

    Congress is insisting that the U.S. military field more dogfighters than its Russian and Chinese rivals. All signs point to the Air Force missing that goal.

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    Ukrainian servicewoman Nadiya Savchenko talks to the media next to Yulia Tymoshenko at Boryspil International airport outside Kiev, Ukraine, May 25, 2016.

    Russia Frees Feisty Woman Fighter Pilot

    Russia Frees Feisty Woman Fighter Pilot

    It was the most publicized prisoner swap of the two-year-long war in eastern Ukraine. This week, Russian President Vladimir Putin pardoned the Ukrainian prisoner Nadezhda Savchenko and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko pardoned Russian soldiers...

    In a prisoner exchange with Kiev, Moscow agrees to release a Ukrainian heroine for two Russian soldiers (or spooks) it won’t admit were serving.

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    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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    U.S. News

    4-Year-Old Dies After Falling Elevator Shaft

    When a Rescue Ends in Heartbreak

    When a Rescue Ends in Heartbreak

    FDNY Squad 1 was preparing to conduct a drill on rescuing someone from a hole on Wednesday evening, when a man then dashed up to the firehouse and reported just such an emergency to one of the firefighters.The firefighter got on the firehouse inte...

    The FDNY Squad 1 has remained a constant through the decades in Park Slope, but sometimes they come across a situation no drill can prepare you for.

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    A U.S. Navy F/A-18F Super Hornet aircraft assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 154 flies over the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) in the Pacific Ocean Oct. 18, 2012. Nimitz was under way participating in a composite training unit exercise in the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of responsibility.

    Why U.S. Jets Keep Colliding in Midair

    Why U.S. Jets Keep Colliding in Midair

    The collision Thursday between the two F/A-18F Super Hornets is just the latest in a long chain of midair accidents involving U.S. military jet fighters.In just the last 10 years, air-to-air collisions during training have destroyed or badly damag...

    Thursday’s collision off the Carolina coast—apparently when the two Navy Super Hornets were engaged in mock dogfighting—is just the latest in a series of crashes.

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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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    4-Year-Old Dies After Falling Elevator Shaft

    When a Rescue Ends in Heartbreak

    When a Rescue Ends in Heartbreak

    FDNY Squad 1 was preparing to conduct a drill on rescuing someone from a hole on Wednesday evening, when a man then dashed up to the firehouse and reported just such an emergency to one of the firefighters.The firefighter got on the firehouse inte...

    The FDNY Squad 1 has remained a constant through the decades in Park Slope, but sometimes they come across a situation no drill can prepare you for.

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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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    Baylor University President Ken Starr moderates in a discussion, ?The State of Higher Education and the Calling of Faith-based Universities,? in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015.

    Baylor Punished Woman for Reporting Rape

    Baylor Punished Woman for Reporting Rape

    Baylor University admitted Thursday that administrators discouraged reports of sexual assault on campus, even going so far as to retaliate against one accuser.These details and more came from an independent investigation ordered by the school’s bo...

    A shocking report reveals an administration led by Kenneth Starr that rarely investigated complaints and a football program that acted like a rogue state.

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    Tech + Health

    How to Make Sure Your Phone Won't Kill You

    Stop Your Cell Phone from Killing You

    Stop Your Cell Phone from Killing You

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

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

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    Chili Pepper Tampon "Prank"

    When YouTube Pranks Are Just Misogyny

    When YouTube Pranks Are Just Misogyny

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

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

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    Arowana

    Protecting Endangered Species to Death

    Protecting Endangered Species to Death

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

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

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    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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    Chili Pepper Tampon "Prank"

    When YouTube Pranks Are Just Misogyny

    When YouTube Pranks Are Just Misogyny

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

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

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    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.

    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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    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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    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.

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    Whisky you cannot buy in the US

    Best Whiskey You Can’t Buy in The U.S.

    Best Whiskey You Can’t Buy in The U.S.

    As I found out a few days ago, it takes a lot to impress a room full of serious whiskey drinkers.I was a guest at a local New York tasting club, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, and what got the two dozen or so members most excited was a rare bottle of barr...

    As you embark on your Memorial Day travels, keep an eye out for these very special bottles in foreign liquor stores and duty free.

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    Miranda Frum

    The Dirty Truth About Being a Model

    The Dirty Truth About Being a Model

    I’m a model, so was intrigued when I saw the Daily Mail’s juicy story this week that several models were going to sue their former agencies—powerhouse agencies, Wilhelmina Models, Wilhelmina Models International, Elite, Click, MC2 Model and Talent...

    As a group of models prepares to sue their former agencies, one model reveals her own experience of being bullied and patrolled by her former handlers.

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    Exclusive Harvard Clubs Bow to Change

    Exclusive Harvard Clubs Bow to Change

    Harvard’s oldest final club, the famously exclusive all-male Porcellian Club, is changing its membership selection process—a sign that a punitive administrative policy targeting the school’s single-sex clubs is achieving its desired effect.After m...

    Harvard’s final clubs are complying with the university’s wishes that they make their membership more inclusive—though some academics are siding with those resisting change.

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    Stoned Sheep Rampage?

    Stoned Sheep Rampage?

    In news that sounds like it has come direct from an early draft of the screenplay of a spoof New Zealand horror movie, concerns have been raised that a sleepy Welsh village could be terrorised by a flock of stoned sheep on a “psychotic rampage” af...

    Welsh sheep have been munching cannabis plants. Will they go on a ‘psychotic rampage’ as a local councilor fears or simply fall into a deep sleep?

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    Miranda Frum

    The Dirty Truth About Being a Model

    The Dirty Truth About Being a Model

    I’m a model, so was intrigued when I saw the Daily Mail’s juicy story this week that several models were going to sue their former agencies—powerhouse agencies, Wilhelmina Models, Wilhelmina Models International, Elite, Click, MC2 Model and Talent...

    As a group of models prepares to sue their former agencies, one model reveals her own experience of being bullied and patrolled by her former handlers.

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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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    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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    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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    Video

    • 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.