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Political Scene: Elizabeth Warren’s Influence

6 hours agoNews : News Desk

On this week’s Political Scene podcast, Jill Lepore calls Elizabeth Warren’s new book “part memoir, part manifesto.” Warren, she says, has inexctricably linked her life’s story to her mission to reduce income inequality. Evan Osnos,Show More Summary

Fox’s New Reality Show Tricks Women Into Thinking They Could Marry Prince Harry

6 hours agoNews : Mediaite

Fox's I Wanna Marry 'Harry' represents everything that is truly terrible about "reality" TV. Or -- who knows? -- it might just be your new favorite show. From the people who brought you Joe Millionaire, the story of a working class actor who gets women to compete for his affection because they think he's super rich, comes a new, even more deceptive competition.

Stop publicly shaming the #aftersex selfie-takers

The much-bemoaned Instagram phenomenon deserves more credit. Plus: A best-of #aftersex

Syrian helicopter raids Arsal area in Eastern Lebanon

A Syrian helicopter carried out   two air raids  near the  Beqaa town of Arsal in eastern Lebanon, in the area of Kherbet Daoud ,  National News Agency reported on Thursday. This development comes after  Syrian warplanes staged two raids  on Wednesday on the al-Maslaha area, also near the border town of  Arsal. Show More Summary

Cops Make Arrest in Cyberbullying Suicide

Netherlands police have arrested a 35-year-old man who allegedly blackmailed a Canadian teenager over nude photos before she killed herself, reports the CBC. Amanda Todd's case drew international headlines because of a YouTube video the 15-year-old posted before her death in 2012 detailing her ordeal. A Netherlands report says the...

Chelsea Clinton expecting first child this fall

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the Clintons, 2014 is the year of the baby.

John Turturro on being pimped out by Woody Allen

The actor-director talks about his sad, sweet New York love letter "Fading Gigolo," and his controversial costar

Jury convicts husband in Iraqi woman's death

EL CAJON, California (AP) — A jury convicted an Iraqi immigrant Thursday of bludgeoning his wife to death in a case that was initially considered a hate crime.

Can Michael Lewis save our broken trading system?

"Flash Boys" exposes the perils of high-frequency trading. The time is now for a financial transaction tax

Planetary discovery! NASA’s Kepler mission found first Earth-size planet in a “habitable zone”

Meet Kepler-186f: It is an exo-planet whose Earth-like size and orbit are the right conditions for life

‘Party Monster’ Inspiration Michael Alig To Be Released From Jail

Do you remember Michael Alig? If not you might know the story of the New York City party promoter turned murderer as he was portrayed in the 2003 film Party Monster. According to The Hollywood Reporter Michael Alig will be released from jail for his manslaughter charges. This is a feat for Alig’s team as

Edward Cocaine, Yes That’s His Real Name, Arrested For Drug Possession [Video]

What’s the likelihood of someone named Edward Cocaine being busted on drug charges. In Florida (where else?), the chances are pretty “high.” When Edward Cocaine — his real name — was brought before the bench on Wednesday, Broward County Judge John “Jay” Hurley seemed stunned. But he, the friendly defendant himself, court staff, and other

Kimberley Davis Hits Cyclist While Texting And Driving, But She ‘Just Don’t Care’ About Spinal Injury

Kimberley Davis is a 21-year-old Australian woman who hit a cyclist while texting and driving, causing serious spinal injuries to the victim. But instead of being remorseful the twenty-something is instead complaining about the damage to her car and losing her drivers license for a time. In a related report by The Inquisitr, when a

Every Member of Congress Has Been Getting Monthly Hustler Mags for over 30 Years

7 hours agoNews : Mediaite

Every month since 1983, every single member of Congress has received the same thing in the mail: a copy of Hustler magazine in a manila envelope. National Journal highlighted this interesting D.C. tidbit today, and how said congresspersons, amusingly enough, have no way of legally stopping the mailings.

Gulf states agree deal to end Qatar tensions

Deal ends unprecedented tensions between Qatar and other Gulf Cooperation Council nations over the Muslim Brotherhood.

Anti-Semitic Leaflets in Ukraine Raise Suspicions

The reports circulated like wildfire:  fliers surfacing in the eastern Ukrainian town of Donetsk ordering Jews there to register with the local government or face deportation. U.S. officials quickly condemned the leaflets, with Secretary of State John Kerry mentioning it at the beginning of his...

Even Chimps Know That A Firm Bed Makes For Quality Sleep

7 hours agoNews : The Two-Way

A new study looking at the nests made by chimpanzees in Uganda found that they prefer a type of tree that gives them a firm and secure sleeping platform.

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