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“A dog and pony show”: Chris Christie’s NAACP appearance comes under fire

Under fire for ignoring African Americans' concerns, the governor delivers a controversial keynote address

Greg Abbott: Texas GOP same-sex marriage ban helps reduce out-of-wedlock births

In defense of a ban on same-sex marriage, the gubernatorial candidate conceded marriage equality's social benefits

Billy Eichner accuses Burger King of stealing his act

A new commercial bears some resemblance to Eichner's "Billy on the Street" -- but how similar are they?

Could “Jurassic Park” come true? Science explores if animals can be brought back from extinction

The first episode of "The Big Future" examines the possibility of brining extinct animal populations back to life

This newly discovered snail species was named in honor of marriage equality

The hermaphroditic snails "represent the diversity of sex orientation in the animal kingdom," researchers say

NIH Director: Ebola vaccine would likely exist if not for budget cuts

"It's not like we suddenly woke up and thought, 'Oh my gosh, we should have something ready here'"

Erick Erickson: “Fat lesbians got all the Ebola dollars”

The conservative commentator excuses the GOP's cuts to research funds by launching another homophobic attack

Stop being so virtuous!: Paul Krugman on what’s holding back the economy

Six years in, the economic recovery is still halting. The reason? We're being too righteous

5 worst right-wing moments of the week — Fox News’ most ridiculous fake outrage yet

"Fox & Friends" freaks out about Columbus Day, while Phil Robertson is spreading some very bad info about STDs

“She’s not ducking a fight”: How Margaret Sullivan transformed the role of the NYT public editor

As other ombudsmen fade into oblivion, Sullivan is reimagining the relationship between the Times and its readers

North America is a crime scene: The untold history of America this Columbus Day

The founding myth of the United States is a lie. It is time to re-examine our ruthless past -- and present

Columbus gets his comeuppance: Why his holiday is in deep jeopardy

Mascot for violent European colonialism has been celebrated for years. These major U.S. cities are saying "no more"

“Poster child for tenure”: Why teacher Agustin Morales really lost his job

A teacher in Massachusetts spoke up when his students' rights were being violated. Here's how he paid the price

Gun nuts’ powerful new enemy: How pediatricians are taking on the NRA

As more kids in U.S. die from guns than cancer, NRA is fighting basic safety measures. Now doctors are pushing back

Esquire names Penelope Cruz ‘sexiest woman alive’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Penelope Cruz is Esquire’s “sexiest woman alive.” Cruz is the 11th woman to be given the title by the magazine. Previous honorees include Angelina Jolie, Halle Berry, Rihanna, Charlize Theron and Scarlett Johansson. The “Vicky Cristina Barcelona” and “Vanilla Sky” actress tells Esquire that she had “an attraction to drama” in [...]

While You Procrastinate on Facebook, More Than Half the World Still Doesn't Have Internet Access

If you're an American office worker who sleeps next to a smartphone and deals with an average of 120 work emails a day, life without the internet may seem like a quaint memory. But you're actually in the minority: According to a new report, over 60 percent of the world's population have not accessed the internet in the past 12 months. Show More Summary

Could This Be the Senate Race Where the Koch Brothers Meet Their Match?

Republicans' most likely path to retaking the Senate in November requires GOPers to pick up seats in six key states: Louisiana, Arkansas, South Dakota, West Virginia, Montana, and Alaska. Of the six, Alaska—where Democratic Sen. Mark Begich is facing off against former Republican attorney general Dan Sullivan—may be the closest race. Show More Summary

How Daydreaming Can Fix Your Brain

By the end of 2014, roughly one in four people worldwide will be using a smartphone—with the total number of users topping 1.75 billion. That's more smartphones, by the way, than PCs. Grandparents everywhere are mourning what surelyShow More Summary

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