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Exclusive Look at ‘Birdman’

5 hours agoNews : The Daily Beast

Birdman features Michael Keaton as a fading star known for playing the titular superhero who’s attempting a comeback. Check out a sneak peek of one of the most anticipated films of the year.

“The Blue Room”: French star Mathieu Amalric in a crafty remix of “Gone Girl”

A cheating husband, a dangerous woman and a crime that may or may not have happened -- in a canny French thriller

Archaeologists Believe They Have Unearthed ‘Dracula’s Dungeon’

Dracula may be a fictional character, but his author Bram Stoker was inspired by the very real character Vlad the Impaler. And archaeologists believe they have found the dungeon in which Vlad was held prisoner. It is believed Vlad and...Show More Summary

Our Gchats, ourselves: How the G-transcript became the closest chronicle of modern life

In her new memoir, Lena Dunham makes the chat log into art. So I dug into my own archives to see what I'd learn

Burger King Killer: Timothy Daniel’s Sentence Reduced

Burger King killer Timothy Daniel received a reduced sentence on Thursday through Ohio’s Fifth District Court of Appeals. The Zanesville, Ohio resident was convicted of aggravated murder in February in the death of Charles Hooper. Judges...Show More Summary

Eric Holder Tells Prosecutors to Stop Coercing Guilty Pleas With One Especially Terrifying Form of Sentence Enhancement

5 hours agoNews : Reason

Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM) notes further evidence of Attorney General Eric Holder's efforts to make the criminal justice system less senselessly punitive: Last Friday he issued a memo instructing federal prosecutors that...Show More Summary

No one eats a banana like that: The phenomenon of SFW porn

A peek inside the online communities devoted to the art of making X-rated images hilariously PG

Shooter Convicted in Florida ‘Stand Your Ground’ Trial

5 hours agoNews : Truthdig

AP/The Florida Times-Union, Bob Mack A jury in Jacksonville, Fla., on Wednesday convicted Michael Dunn, a middle-aged white man, of murdering African-American teenager Jordan Davis. Dunn opened fire on Davis and three of the 17-year-old’s...Show More Summary

The reporter behind Secret Service chief's ouster

6 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

Behind the shocking revelations of incompetence and unprofessionalism that rocked the Secret Service this week is a long-time reporter who's been dilligently uncovering the agency's secrets for years.

Sources: Alleged FAA saboteur high when he started control tower fire

6 hours agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

FAA control tower worker Brian Howard is accused of torching the flight control center and causing thousands of flight delays

Angel Lane Place: Baby Taken Because Dad Smokes Pot, Placed With Foster Mom Who Then Kills Her

Angel Lane Place died on September 17 in Colorado after her foster mother admitted “accidentally” dropping the 11-month old girl, and shaking the child violently while holding her by the neck. Why did the infant girl end up in foster...Show More Summary

Ties That Bind

From Afghanistan to Mali to Iraq, training and equipping other countries' militaries has a terrible track record. Why would we want to make it a permanent part of U.S. strategy?

Prosecutor to seek death penalty in beheading

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma prosecutor said Wednesday he will seek the execution of a man accused of beheading a co-worker in a fit of rage after being suspended from his job at a food processing plant.

Secret Service director resigns under fire

By Steve Holland and Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigned under fire on Wednesday after a series of security lapses came to light that exposed gaping holes in the protective cocoon around President Barack Obama. Show More Summary

Dealing with the past is – past

6 hours agoNews : Slugger O'Toole

People may not have woken up to the fact  that inquiries into Troubles cases have ground to a halt. This is said to be  as a result of the financial pressures on the PSNI as disclosed by the Belfast Telegraph.  The Historical Enquiries team has been wound up,  the historical  role of the Police  Ombudsman which was  once progressed more...

Judge rules loss could be imposed on Calpers in Stockton bankruptcy

By Robin Respaut SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - The U.S. bankruptcy judge overseeing Stockton, California's municipal bankruptcy trial on Wednesday ruled that the state's public employee retirement system, known as Calpers, could be forced to absorb losses along with other creditors. Show More Summary

Tonight on The Independents: Stossel on the ‘Mean’ World, Montel Williams on the Marine in Mexico, Plus S.S. Follies, ISIS Folly, the Hong Kong Challenge, the Worst 2016 Presidents, and Two Minutes Hate!

6 hours agoNews : Reason

Ever feel like your country has been at war forever, all over he world, with no particular overarching intelligence behind it all? On last night's episode of The Independents, Kmele Foster reminded us that we're still keeping 10,000 U.S. Show More Summary

When It Comes to Relationships, We Can All Be a Little Witchy

6 hours agoNews : CitizenSugar

It's Hocus Pocus season! Even though the film is "for kids," there are some surprisingly grown-up relationship themes in the silly comedy. Sure, you had the budding romance between Allison and Max, but even juicier was the love triangle between witch sisters Winifred and Sarah and the undead Billy. Show More Summary

Tim Gunn Ranks First Lady Fashions, Thinks Hillary’s Attire Hints at 2016 Run

6 hours agoNews : Mediaite

Here's something you never see: fashion experts taking on the look and apparel of America's first ladies. Tim Gunn led a panel this week to discuss the fashion sense of every first lady from Martha Washington to Michelle Obama.

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