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Let’s Remember the Former Georgia Congressman Who Killed and Ate a Lion

Dr. Walter Palmer shocked the world this week when it was revealed that he killed Cecil the Lion, a beloved mainstay at Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park. Then he shocked it again when it was revealed how much disposable income dentists have. Before long, people were thinking clearly again and they... More »

Police Catch Man Suspected of Taking Bag of Money ATM Workers Accidentally Left Behind

Alton Harvey, a man suspected of taking a bag of money that employees forgot on the ground earlier this week was caught yesterday. Police found him after following a Chevrolet Tahoe with temporary tags that had been bought the same day as the bag, which had $150,000 inside, disappeared... More »

Yankees’ Hurler Taken to Hospital After Pitching in 101 Degree Heat

CC Sabathia didnt pitch very well for the Yankees in Texas last night, allowing nine hits (three of them homers) and five runs over five innings, in a game where the first-pitch temperature was 101 degrees. But things would get worse for the lefty after the game, when he was... More »

Even If That Debris Is From MH370, They Still Might Never Find That Plane

Although it is undoubtedly exciting that airplane debris found in the Indian Ocean this week might finally provide proof that Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 crashed in the ocean, that doesn't mean that authorities are about to learn much else about what happened to the plane.  As the New York Times... More »

Authorities Catch Inmate Who Escaped Through Open Door and Then Allegedly Killed Someone He Knew

Robert Crissman, who only had to be in jail for a few more days after a probation violation on drug and theft charges, simply ran away from the Armstrong County Jail in western Pennsylvania while he was moving inmate meals from a truck. “The doors were open so he could carry... More »

Beijing to Become First City to Host Winter and Summer Olympics

The International Olympic Committee decided to give Beijing another chance to host an international sporting bonanza in 2022, making the Chinese city the first to host both a Summer and Winter Olympics. In 2008, Beijing hosted the Summer Olympics; in 2022, it will try its hand at the Winter version. “Summer or Winter Games,... More »

Before You Leave Town for the Weekend, Gaze in Horror at This Summer-Traffic Composite

The artist Felix R. Cid’s hyperreal composites are made from about 400 photographs, in this case shot over three days leading into a long weekend. A very long weekend, if you’re waiting in one of these lines. (Click on the image to enlarge.)This article appears in the July 27, 2015... More »

Confederate Flags Found Outside Martin Luther King Jr.’s Church

Just a few weeks after the shooting at Charleston's Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church sparked a nationwide debate about the Confederate flag, several of the flags were found spread out on the ground around Atlanta's Ebenezer Baptist Church, where Martin Luther King Jr. preached. The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that... More »

Why the Clinton Campaign Is Feuding With the New York Times

Hillary Clinton's relationship with the press is notoriously contentious, but on Thursday the situation rose above the usual low-grade sniping and resentment. In a nearly 2,000 word letter posted on Clinton's website, communications director Jennifer Palmieri blasted the New York Times for  "egregious" errors and an "apparent abandonment of standard... More »

MSNBC Preps for Brian Williams’ Return by Canceling 3 Daytime Shows

When asked about MSNBC's low ratings two years ago, Phil Griffin, the network's president, said they weren't even trying to compete with CNN's breaking news coverage because "We’re not the place for that." But earlier this year, MSNBC decided that it probably should be the place for breaking news, not... More »

Anti-Drilling Protesters to Dangle From Oregon Bridge Indefinitely

Environmentalists claimed a small victory over the oil industry on Thursday, when protesters prevented an icebreaker from leaving an Oregon harbor. After undergoing repairs in Portland, the vessel, known as Fennica, was supposed to sail down the Willamette River on its way to a recently approved Shell drilling site in the... More »

D.A.R.E. Published an Op-ed Calling for Marijuana Legalization

The war on drugs is over, and weed won. D.A.R.E., the organization designed to plant a deep-seated fear of drugs in the minds of every late-20th-century middle schooler, published an op-ed calling for marijuana legalization. Written by former deputy sheriff Carlis McDerment in response to a letter in the Columbus... More »

Why Rand Paul Types Never Make It Past the Primaries

So: It looks like the Rand Paul operation has popped a cotter pin (or several, really), and, as is generally the case when these things happen, the nuts spilled out. The man who was once hailed as a maverick party unifier is now regarded as a disappointment, a failure, toast.... More »

Gawker Announces New Leadership

Following a chaotic couple of weeks that saw the poorly-received outing of a Condé Nast executive, the resignation of two top editors, the announcement of a new(ish) editorial mission, and a number of buyouts, things might be starting to settle down at Gawker Media. On Thursday, the International Business Times... More »

United States Government Now Hunting Lion-Killing Dentist

It's been two days since Dr. Walter Palmer was identified as the killer of a protected Zimbabwean lion named Cecil, and things are only getting worse for the Minnesota dentist. The New York Times reports that Palmer's Bloomington office has been closed since at least Tuesday, which hasn't stopped angry animal... More »

The Subway Platform in One Brooklyn Station Was 107 Degrees Yesterday

Standing on a subway platform without air-conditioning on a 95-degree day is miserable no matter where you do it. But reporters at WNYC decided to quantify that discomfort by recording the temperatures of 103 subway stations during rush hour on Wednesday, one of the hottest days of the year. According... More »

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Has Been Reading Up on the Notorious B.I.G.

At an event hosted by Duke University School of Law on Wednesday night, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg mentioned that her meme-spawning internet persona — Notorious R.B.G. — had inspired her to brush up on her hip-hop history. (When Ginsburg first learned of her nickname, she later confessed she "had to be told by... More »

The Fox News GOP Debate Could Draw the Biggest Audience in Cable News History — and Roger Ailes Is Making All the Rules

At the start of his career, not long after he helped Richard Nixon win the 1968 election, Roger Ailes boasted to a reporter that television would one day replace the political party as the most powerful force in American politics. If there is any doubt that the Fox News founder... More »

Mets Player Hears He’s Been Traded, Cries on Field, Learns He Wasn’t Actually Traded

The Major League Baseball trade deadline is tomorrow, and the Mets have been active over the past several days, acquiring Juan Uribe, Kelly Johnson, and Tyler Clippard. Last night at around 9 p.m., reports circulated on Twitter that they’d made another, even bigger move, trading Wilmer Flores and Zack Wheeler... More »

10 Questionable Tactics Not-So-Popular GOP Candidates Are Using to Try to Get Into the First Debate

A week from today, ten Republican candidates will grace the stage at the first presidential debate of the 2016 election. Who makes that cut from the field of 16 (wait, 17) will be decided by the polls; Fox News, which is hosting the event, will average five national polls and... More »

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