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Archived Since:February 16, 2011

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We're Still at War: Photo of the Day for September 19, 2014

US Marines board the USS Germantown, an amphibious dock landing ship in the Philippine Sea. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Amanda R. Gray)

10 Fascinating Articles From the CIA's Secret Employee Magazine

In 2007, Jeffrey Scudder, a veteran information technology specialist at the Central Intelligence Agency, came across the archives of the agency's in-house magazine, Studies in Intelligence. The catch: They were classified. So Scudder filed a Freedom of Information Act request. Show More Summary

"NO." Scotland Will Not Leave the United Kingdom

David Cameron has been spared his worst fear: Being the Tory who lost England's hat. The Guardian has called the independence referendum and it appears that voters have declined to strike out on their own. Scotland will not leave the...Show More Summary

Hillary Clinton Threads the Needle: Obama's Done Okay But Economic Benefits Need to Be "Broadly Shared"

Hillary Clinton doesn't think much of her old employer. "Congress living in an evidence free zone," she said Thursday, "where what the reality is in the lives of Americans is so far from the minds of too many." Speaking...Show More Summary

This Restaurant Is Trying To Be The Worst One on Yelp

Botto Bistro wants to be the worst-reviewed restaurant on Yelp. Fed up with the site's alleged manipulation of consumer reviews, owners David Cerretini and Michele Massimo have been offering a 25 percent discount at their Bay Area Italian eatery for each excoriating Yelp review, the Richmond Standard reports. Show More Summary

We're Still at War: Photo of the Day for September 18, 2014

US Marines prepare to conduct a simulated raid in Hawaii, part of their pre-deployment training cycle.(US Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Matthew Callahan)

The Walmart Heirs Give a Measly Amount To Charity

The Walmart heirs are infamous for their wealth and penny-pinching. Christy, Jim, Alice, and Rob Walton wouldn't be the sixth, seventh, eighth, and ninth richest Americans, respectively, if not for Walmart's relentless exploitation of its low-wage workers. Show More Summary

We're Still at War: Photo of the Day for September 17, 2014

US Army soldiers prepare to board a CH-47F Chinook with the Flying Dragons task force, which searches for illegal weapons in compounds in Afghanistan. (US Army photo by Staff Sgt. Whitney Houston)

This GOP Senate Candidate Opposed Apology for Massacre of Blacks by a White Mob

In 1898, furious that a mixed-race coalition had swept the city's municipal elections, white supremacists burned down a black-owned newspaper in Wilmington, North Carolina; overthrew the local government; and killed at least 25 black residents in a week of rioting. Show More Summary

Even Liberia's Legislature Can't Escape the Ravages of Ebola

Of all the countries doing battle with Ebola, Liberia has been dealt the gravest blow. According to the World Health Organization, the impoverished West African nation now accounts for about half of all documented cases. And more than 1,200 residents are known or suspected to have died from the disease. Show More Summary

Rand Paul to Appear at Event Featuring Neo-Confederate Aide He Had to Fire

This week, the Ron Paul-led Campaign for Liberty hosts its fourth annual Liberty Political Action Conference, and the speaking list features a roster of well-known Republican politicians and libertarian activists. The biggest draw of this year's LPAC will undoubtedly be Sen. Show More Summary

We're Still at War: Photo of the Day for September 15, 2014

A US Marine carries a round back to his gun in Hawaii for a fire mission. (US Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Victor A. Mancilla)

Unredacted Court Docs Reveal Yahoo's Name and Other Top-Secret Stuff

Yahoo has just released 1,500 pages of previously classified documents relating to its legal challenge to the government's warrantless wiretapping program. Yahoo lost the case in 2008 and was ordered to cooperate with National Security Agency or face a $250,000 fine for every day that it withheld its customers' data. Show More Summary

The Great State Of California Will Not Be Split Into Six Mediocre States

One day a lemming will fly. That day is not today: Backers of a much-publicized initiative to split California into six separate states failed to collect enough valid signatures to qualify the measure for the November 2016 ballot. the...Show More Summary

See for Yourself Just How Damn Complicated the Middle East Has Become

David McCandless/The Information Is Beautiful Project Behold, the Middle East! If we could just understand what all the strong countries, the falling-apart countries, the unrecognized-countries, the "non-state actors", and the outside...Show More Summary

Pennsylvania Teenager Simulates Oral Sex With Jesus Statue, Faces Two Years in Prison

Teenagers are prone to dumb, tasteless pranks, but one Pennsylvania 14-year-old is facing prison time for his latest stunt. The teen from Everett, Pa., hopped on top of a statue of a kneeling Jesus—in front of an organization called "Love in the Name of Christ"—and simulated oral sex with the statue's face. Show More Summary

We're Still at War: Photo of the Day for September 12, 2014

Nathan Mitchell, an aviation machinist airman of the US Navy, performs maintenance on a helicopter. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Oscar Albert Moreno Jr.)

News Organizations Battle Pennsylvania Over Secret Source of Its Execution Drugs

The American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania and four news organizations filed an emergency legal motion on Thursday, demanding that Pennsylvania reveal the source of its execution drugs. Later this month, the state is scheduled to put 57-year-old Hubert Michael to death for the 1993 rape and murder of a 16-year-old girl. Show More Summary

We're Still at War: Photo of the Day for September 11, 2014

The 2014 Tripler Fisher House 8k Hero and Remembrance Run, Walk or Roll on Ford Island memorializes more than 7,000 US service members who died since the September 11th attacks on this day in 2001. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Diana Quinlan)

The New York Times Just Issued the Best Correction You'll Read All Week

On Tuesday, the New York Times ran the following correction on a story about Dick Cheney telling House Republicans to "embrace a strong military and reject a rising isolationism in his party": Correction: September 9, 2014 An earlier version of a summary with this article misstated the former title of Dick Cheney. Show More Summary

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