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‘Fck Them. We Have the Champagne!’ Says Charlie Hebdo

French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo posted the cover of this week’s issue — which responds to last week's attacks in Paris — on social media Tuesday. The cartoon depicts a man dancing and drinking Champagne, which is pouring out of the bullet holes in his body. “Ils Ont Les Armes.... More »

France Is Asking Everyone for Help in Its ‘War’ Against ISIS

In the days since 129 people were killed in the Paris attacks, France has escalated its offensive against ISIS. And it wants its Western allies and European partners to help. "France is at war," President François Hollande told parliament at the Palace of Versailles on Monday. "But we are not... More »

President Obama Compares Himself to Aaron Rodgers During Interview With Bill Simmons

Bill Simmons, technically a free agent as a writer since leaving ESPN, interviewed President Obama for GQ's Men of the Year issue, for a cover story published today. As you might imagine, the two talk plenty about sports: At one point, for instance, Obama compared himself to Packers quarterback Aaron... More »

129,000 Subway Riders Requested Late-for-Work Excuse Slips From MTA Last Year

We've all blamed "subway problems" for being late for work. But there's a way to prove it's not your fault if your boss is a hard-ass: The MTA has an official online delay-verification form. With work schedules becoming increasingly rigid, more and more New Yorkers are filing them every year.... More »

Donald Trump Can ‘Feel’ When Terrorism Is Coming

At the third Republican debate, CNBC’s John Harwood pointed to a few of Donald Trump’s more outlandish campaign promises – his vow to get Mexico to buy us a border wall, or to cut taxes by $10 trillion without raising the deficit – and asked whether Trump was running “the... More »

Russia Says Bomb Was Definitely Responsible for Plane Crash in Egypt

Russia finally confirmed that a bomb was responsible for the plane crash that left 224 people dead last month. "Traces of foreign explosives" were found on the debris of the Russian A321 airliner, which scattered all over the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt after exploding midair on October 31. “We can say definitely... More »

Obama on Political Correctness: ‘A Recipe for Dogmatism’

Last week, the upsurge of political correctness made the leap from an intramural squabble within the left into the broader political debate. While the attacks in Paris overshadowed them, President Obama — who has commented on the issue before — spoke at greater length in an interview with George Stephanopoulos. Obama... More »

What Lives on the Subway Pole?

The project began one day last year when Craig Ward saw a fellow photo­grapher’s image of bacteria cultured from her son’s handprint. When he next hopped on the subway, “It reminded me of that urban myth: When you hold on to the subway railings, you shake hands with 100 people... More »

GOP to Drop Planned Parenthood Fight, Shut Down Government Over Syrian Refugees Instead

Several months ago, a large number of congressional Republicans were so incensed about Planned Parenthood that they vowed to vote against any resolution that included funding for the organization, though shutting down the government wouldn't actually defund Planned Parenthood. But when they returned from a recess on Monday, it seemed... More »

Donald Trump Will Solve Refugee Crisis by Building a ‘Safe Zone’ in Syria

Proving once again that America needs to have a billionaire real estate developer/reality show character at the helm, Donald Trump just proposed a plan that's sure to solve the Syrian refugee crisis. At a rally in Knoxville, Tennessee, Trump said he's noticed that people tend to prefer their country of... More »

Chris Christie Vows to Protect New Jersey from Orphaned Syrian Toddlers

In light of the controversy over the U.S. accepting Syrian refugees, several Republicans – including presidential candidates Ted Cruz and Jeb Bush – spent the day trying to out-Islamophobe each other, declaring that only Christians should be allowed into the country. Conservative mogul Rupert Murdoch summed up the argument on... More »

Penn Station Shooting Suspect Removes Heroin From Butt, Snorts It While in Police Custody

While waiting in a police interrogation room on Saturday, one of the suspects in last week's Penn Station shooting reportedly slid a bag of heroin out of his butt and took a quick snort. When police returned to the room, Vincent Arcona, 27, quickly — and nobly, we might add — admitted... More »

Sag Harbor Legs Sculpture Ordered to Take a Hike

The controversial pair of 16-foot-tall fiberglass legs that have stood since 2008 on the side of a church turned home in rigorously historical Sag Harbor, New York, have been ordered to walk. Their owners have been kicking and screaming to keep them there for years. The ruling by a Suffolk... More »

Man Critically Injured by Falling Tree in Brooklyn

Here's a story for New Yorkers looking for a new thing to be afraid of today: A 30-year-old delivery man was badly injured after a falling tree struck him on the head in Red Hook.According to WABC, the victim was riding his bike near Pioneer Street and Richards Street, next... More »

Putin, Peace, and Diplomatic Cats: What Happened at the G20 Summit

President Obama is leaving the G20 summit in Turkey to visit another summit — the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation gathering in Manila. The meeting was supposed to focus on financial concerns — it is a gathering of 20 of the world's major economies — but the tragedy in Paris prompted a quick topic... More »

ISIS Says It Will ‘Strike America at Its Center’ in Washington

ISIS reportedly released another video Monday threatening to attack the countries currently taking part in air strikes against Syria, adding that it will specifically target Washington, D.C.“We say to the states that take part in the crusader campaign that, by God, you will have a day, God willing, like France’s... More »

Lebanon Arrests 11 People Linked to Beirut Attacks

The day before terrorist attacks rocked Paris, ISIS claimed responsibility for suicide bombings that killed more than 40 people and hurt more than 200 in a busy shopping center in a suburban neighborhood of Beirut, Lebanon. Now Lebanese authorities say they have detained 11 people in connection with the bloodbath,... More »

If You’re a Black American, You’re Twice As Likely to Be Yelled at or Roughed Up by the Police

Roughly 44 million Americans have an encounter with police each year. During these routine stops, in cars or on the street, black Americans are twice as likely as white Americans to experience excessive force at the hands of police. The data, composed of public surveys collected and compiled by the... More »

GOP Governors Say They’ll Refuse to Accept Syrian Refugees Following Paris Attacks

While the majority, if not all, of the men who killed 130 people in Paris on Friday were European nationals, several GOP governors were quick to declare the attacks a reason to bar Syrian refugees from the United States. Over the last few days, Michigan governor Rick Snyder, Alabama governor... More »

Huma Abedin Said Hillary Clinton Was ‘Confused’ Right After Fall 2012

In an email sent on January 26, 2013 — about six weeks after Hillary Clinton fainted, subsequently suffering a serious concussion and a blood clot in her head — longtime aide Huma Abedin told colleague Monica Hanley that their boss was still a little out of it. "Have you been... More »

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