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Untruth and Consequences in Ferguson

5 hours agoNews : The Daily Beast

We’re only now starting to learn what happened the day Michael Brown was shot. But how much will the truth really matter at this point?

Man Dug Up Corpses Of 29 Little Girls For Twisted Fantasies – ‘Not Fit For Trial’ [Warning: Disturbing Footage]

A man who was discovered to have stolen the bodies of at least 29 little girls from their graves in order to fulfill his disturbing fantasies will not stand trial. Russian police found the mummified remains of 29 girls at the home of Anatoly Moskvin, 46, in 2011. Show More Summary

The Real Enemy of Marriage? Republicans

5 hours agoNews : The Daily Beast

A new book argues that marriage is on the decline not because of changing gender norms or a breakdown in morality, but it’s just simple economics.

The Week in Viral Videos

5 hours agoNews : The Daily Beast

From the return of Marcel the Shell to girls who swear for feminism, watch our countdown of this week’s buzziest videos.

Coming Out Kinky to Your Doctor

5 hours agoNews : The Daily Beast

As more people embrace their inner kinkster, doctors need to know the details to provide quality health care. This… can be complicated.

Donald E. Westlake Defends the Semicolon

5 hours agoNews : The Daily Beast

The late crime novelist never wrote anything that looked like fussy prose, but he certainly took great pains with writing, as he demonstrates in this letter about semicolons.

Jewish Home Movies Warn of Coming Death

5 hours agoNews : The Daily Beast

Despite the nature of his work, and the rising anti-Semitism in his homeland, Péter Forgács doesn’t consider himself a political artist.

Inside the Bizarre, Unregulated World of Debt Collection

One evening a few years ago, a wealthy former Wall Street banker and a convicted armed robber walked into a fancy club in Buffalo, New York—the fading industrial city that, oddly enough, has become America's debt-collection capital.Show More Summary

Read This! Cartels, the Royals & Picasso

5 hours agoNews : The Daily Beast

Murderers tweet in Mexico; a history of Kansas City and did Picasso try to steal the Mona Lisa? Here’s our best work from this week.

The Man With The Getaway Face

5 hours agoNews : The Daily Beast

He was widely hailed as one of the best crime fiction writers who ever lived, but as a new anthology of his nonfiction proves, Westlake could write anything.

Saturday Art: Influential Authors: John Jakes

Please Note: When I began this series, it was to cover a lot of authors whom I have found personally influential, even though this may only be because I enjoyed the stories they have told in their books or short stories. I’m just fortunate enough and well read enough that many of the authors I [...]

WHO: Number of Ebola cases passes 10,000

5 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The number of people believed sickened by Ebola has passed 10,000, according to figures released Saturday by the World Health Organization, as the outbreak continues to spread.

Washington school gunman was homecoming prince

5 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — Jaylen Fryberg was well liked and athletic, a football player named to his high school's homecoming court just one week ago.

Google exec makes record skydive from edge of space

5 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

A Google executive set a new record Friday by jumping successfully from near the top of the stratosphere -- some 135,000 feet, or 41,000 meters high, his project website said. The record dive by 57-year-old Alan Eustace, who is a "senior...Show More Summary

US axe-attack suspect 'self-radicalised'

New York police describe Zane Thompson's social media posts as "anti-government, anti Western, anti-white."

Drone strikes 'al-Qaeda stronghold' in Yemen

Deadly strike comes as Shia Houthi rebels make advances on Radaa city as they go after al-Qaeda territory.

I Want My Damn Hoverboard

6 hours agoNews : The Daily Beast

With the floating skateboards of 1989’s ‘Back to the Future Part II’ about to become a reality, The Daily Beast looks at twelve more innovations that the world desperately needs.

Taylor Swift’s Wildly Addictive ‘1989’

6 hours agoNews : The Daily Beast

The 24-year-old’s latest album is chock full of hits and hands-down the best pop record of the year. Good luck shaking these tunes off.

Lebanese army battles gunmen in Tripoli

Clashes rock city's old market, which has been listed by UNESCO as a world heritage site.

There's an International Soccer Tournament Where All the Players Are Homeless

"A homeless soccer team? What?" That's what Shane Bullock, 26, recalls thinking when a coach came by his San Francisco shelter last fall to recruit players. Now, a year later, he's in Santiago, Chile, representing the United States against...Show More Summary

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