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Shep Smith Challenges Rachel Maddow to Have Icy Water Dumped on Her

2 hours agoNews : Mediaite

In a web video for FoxNews.com, anchor Shepard Smith issues a strange challenge to MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow and two others to have buckets of iced water dumped on their heads.

Executioners

2 hours agoNews : Truthdig

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OC Porcelain Dolls Are Real Life Creepypasta, Parents Terrified

In what is probably the creepiest story we’ve heard all week, a whole bunch of families in a California town found porcelain dolls that looked eerily like their daughters… and of course, the internet’s imagination went crazy. The porcelain dolls, even more scarily, were left anonymously on porches and stoops, so just imagine for a

Silent Victims

The most dangerous time of any conflict is when the victims become numbers. The deadly toll is expressed in a running tally, while untold more suffer silently. Comparing the number of victims on one side with the number on the other makes the conflict abstract, and defames the memory of those lost. Show More Summary

Fight Between Immigration Activist and Mayor Escalates to Shouting Match with Racism Accusations

2 hours agoNews : Mediaite

A closed-door meeting regarding the migrant children gathered along the US border led to a dramatic confrontation between representatives of Massachusetts' immigrant community and the mayor of Lynn, Mass.

Happy Like a Jew in France

He was country less and could have stayed on the sideline. But at the early dawn of WWII, my grandfather Leon Wajzer, having recently arrived from fleeing Poland and its pogroms, asked for the French nationality just so he could have the right to fight for his new country. Show More Summary

Tonight on The Independents: The Road to Hell

2 hours agoNews : Reason

Friday night episodes of The Independents are organized around a theme. Tonight's installment (Fox Business Network, 9 p.m. ET, 6 p.m. PT, with re-airs three and five hours later) is all about how the best of intentions have often paved...Show More Summary

Pictures of the Week: July 18 – July 25

2 hours agoNews : NewsFeed

From rising death toll on both sides of the Israel-Palestine conflict and the return of MH17 victims to the Netherlands, to wildfires in Washington and the fight to protect flamingos, TIME presents the best pictures of the week.  

Here Are Some of Your Deepest Secrets About Cable News Hosts

2 hours agoNews : Mediaite

What are some things you wish you could say about cable news hosts, but you'd never say aloud?

Photo: Message on Israeli shell headed to Gaza, ‘Thats for canceling the Backstreet Boys, you scum!’

A photo of an Israeli shell headed to Gaza with the message "Thats for canceling the Backstreet Boys, you scum!" written on it.

Funny or Die’s Supreme Court Is a Total Boy’s Club: No Girls Allowed!

2 hours agoNews : Mediaite

The Supreme Court becomes a little "boy's club," complete with pillow fort and "No Girls Allowed!" sign in this new video from Funny or Die.

Russian Citizens Don’t Trust Western Media on Ukraine

2 hours agoNews : Mediaite

An overwhelming majority of Russians believe their state-run media is producing the most reliable information regarding the ongoing tension between their country and Ukraine, according to a new Gallup poll.

Climate Data Shows Clear Signs of Warming

2 hours agoNews : Truthdig

By Alex Kirby, Climate News Network Hundreds of scientists from 57 countries have fed evidence into a new report that provides a clear picture of how patterns, changes, and trends of the global climate system show that our planet is becoming a warmer place.

Arrest Warrant Issued for Guy Refusing TB Treatment

Prosecutors in Northern California said yesterday they have obtained an arrest warrant for a tuberculosis patient who has refused treatment and may be contagious. Eduardo Rosas Cruz, a 25-year-old transient, went to the San Joaquin General Hospital's emergency room in March complaining of a severe cough. Diagnosed with tuberculosis, medical...

Rule change: Blood and bumps at Commonwealth Games

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — It was the first bout of the boxing competition at the Commonwealth Games. Within minutes, one of the fighters had a large lump on his head, and the other had blood streaming down his face.

Vatican staff gets surprise lunch guest

2 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

But a cafeteria cashier balks at handing Pope Francis the bill.

Israel calls Brazil a ‘diplomatic dwarf’ – and then brings up World Cup humiliation

2 hours agoNews : BlogPost

In a statement on Wednesday, Brazil condemned what it said was a  "disproportionate use of force" by Israel in its Gaza Strip offensive by pulling out its ambassador from Tel Aviv for "consultation." The country is the second country to recall its ambassador from Israel; Ecuador did so earlier in the week. At first, the official reaction from Israel […]

Top That! Frozen Is the New Black and More!

2 hours agoNews : CitizenSugar

YouTube sensation Tyler Oakley and POPSUGAR's Becca Frucht have your weekly pop culture fix - are you ready?! This week, we're breaking down the biggest viral hits including the "Super Selfie" by Gabriel Valenciano, an older man's epic dance moves, #MightyKacy, Colbie Caillat's "Try" video, Jared Leto hugging stuff, and more. Show More Summary

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