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The police are investigating Jeremy Clarkson's alleged assault on his producer

North Yorkshire Police are investigating former Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson over his assault of a BBC producer, Sky News is reporting. The police force has asked for the BBC's file on the Clarkson "fracas," saying they will take action...Show More Summary

Capitol Police beg lawmakers to end their out-of-control parties

Capitol Hill police are fed up with federal lawmakers' July 4 and Memorial Day parties. In a new letter published by CNN on Tuesday night, leaders of the Capitol Hill Police Board strongly urged top Democrats and Republicans to reinShow More Summary

Meet the private army controlled by sacked Ukrainian billionaire Igor Kolomoisky

Billionaire banking tycoon Igor Kolomoisky was appointed governor of Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, a region in the east of the country that includes Ukraine's third-largest city, in March last year. He had one job — to prevent the territory from falling into the hands of pro-Moscow rebels. Show More Summary

Was BBC chief Tony Hall simply bored of defending Jeremy Clarkson?

I got an inkling of BBC director general Tony Hall's decision to get rid of Jeremy Clarkson in advance, when I spoke to him at the Enders Analysis media conference in London last week. Hall was there with one mission: To NOT answer questions about Clarkson and Top Gear. Show More Summary

Here's what US intelligence thought could happen to Hitler in 1943

During WWII the Office of Strategic Services, a precursor to the CIA, hired an American psychologist to analyze and predict the behavior of the worlds' most brutal tyrant. Psychologist Henry Murray produced a 229-page report, " The Personality...Show More Summary

The war on ISIS is getting weird in Iraq

The US has started flying aerial surveillance over the Iraqi town of Tikrit, providing intelligence to Iraqi forces as they struggle to drive ISIS militants out of Saddam Hussein's hometown. Baghdad is now calling for US air strikes....Show More Summary

Here are the odds of who will win in 2016

Now that the first major candidate has made things official, the 2016 presidential race is in full effect. Business Insider reached out to Paddy Power, Ireland's largest bookmaker, for their odds on the election. So far, Hillary Clinton is the overwhelming favorite. Show More Summary

Here's what Mitt Romney has to say about 2016

Two-time presidential candidate Mitt Romney says he has nothing but love for the Republican Party's 2016 field — even if the feeling isn't always mutual. Romney, the GOP's 2012 nominee, heaped praise on almost all of his party's White House contenders during a Tuesday interview on Fox News. Show More Summary

The college where Ted Cruz launched his campaign nearly imploded in the '90s

Liberty University has such a high profile these days that Ted Cruz announced his bid for the 2016 presidency there on Monday, but the school was in such deep distress in the 1990s that it almost shut down. The Christian college wasShow More Summary

The story of the forgotten patriarch who started the Bush family dynasty

The Bush family has been on something of a roll for the past five generations. If we trace the lineage back to the mid-19th century, we see that the dynasty came to dominate in railroad, finance, and oil industries before seating two of its members in the Oval Office. Show More Summary

Obama: I don't think Netanyahu believes in a two-state solution

During a press conference with Afghan president Ashraf Ghani, President Barack Obama was asked about the state of relations between the US and Israel. In the runup to Israel's March 17th national elections, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu...Show More Summary

Graphic designers say Ted Cruz's logo looks like a burning flag

The logo Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) selected for his 2016 presidential campaign has left some graphic designers baffled.  Cruz unveiled the symbol on Monday when he announced his White House bid and immediately social media lit up withShow More Summary

Ted Cruz is set to sign up for Obamacare

Presidential candidate and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is set to sign up for insurance coverage under Obamacare. "We will presumably go on the exchange and sign up for health care and we're in the process of transitioning over to do that," Cruz told The Des Moines Register on Tuesday. Show More Summary

Presidential hopeful Ben Carson thinks Obama is a 'psychopath' and America is like Nazi Germany

A new profile of Ben Carson in GQ magazine quotes the presidential hopeful making some more controversial claims. The lengthy piece begins with Carson, a retired neurosurgeon and conservative favorite, reacting to President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech. Show More Summary

Frats are trying to make it harder for colleges to investigate rape

College fraternities and sororities will lobby Congress in April to make it more difficult to investigate rape allegations on college campuses, Bloomberg News' David Glovin reports. The Fraternity and Sorority Political Action Committee...Show More Summary

The FTC is trying to become more of a new technology watchdog

The Federal Trade Commission is trying to become a stronger watchdog over brand new technologies like connected cars and smart homes. The FCC just announced a new unit called the Office of Technology Research and Investigation, which...Show More Summary

There are 196 people running for president

The race to the White House is getting more crowded by the day. When Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) launched his campaign yesterday, Business Insider and other news outlets noted he was the first top tier candidate to begin an official bid....Show More Summary

The most striking aspect of the Israeli spying leak

A blockbuster Wall Street Journal story published on March 23 contains concrete revelations about a spying operation between two close allies. It's just not the one that showed up in the headline. In a report entitled " Israel SpiedShow More Summary

A pilot told us about the common misconceptions about flying, distress calls, the black box, and auto-pilot

It's still unclear what caused a Germanwings  Airbus 320 flying from Barcelona to Dusseldorf to crash in a remote region of southern France Tuesday. The plane, carrying 144 passengers and six crew members, did not send an distress signal, according to  an aviation official cited by AFP. Show More Summary

A lawyer in Austin, Texas has admitted putting 'Whites only' stickers on stores

An activist lawyer in Austin admitted in a Facebook rant that he was behind the "Exclusively for White People" stickers that appeared on store windows across the city last week, Mediaite reported. Adam Reposa, who calls himself the 'DWI...Show More Summary

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