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Attention Sunday Shows: Here Are 5 Republicans Who Won't Lie to Your Viewers About Climate Change

On Wednesday, I wrote about a new Media Matters for America study that shines a light on a big problem with how TV news shows cover climate change. Scientists overwhelmingly agree that humans are warming the planet, but Media Matters...Show More Summary

Martin Brodeur retires with a smile and many NHL goaltending records

Most athletes find it difficult to retire. Not so for goaltender Martin Brodeur, the NHL’s career leader in wins, shutouts, games played and minutes played.

Boycotting the Koch brothers? Better get a new brand of toilet paper

You might be contributing to the Kochs' mountain of money without even knowing it.

Senators push legislation to lift Cuba embargo

Congress on Thursday began considering the first of what is expected to be a flurry of bills aimed at gradually doing away with the 54-year-old U.S. trade embargo on Cuba.

Jeff Lewis of 'Flipping Out' sells renovated Wallace Neff house

Jeff Lewis, the interior designer and “Flipping Out” star, has sold his gated house in Hollywood Hills for $2.895 million.

Tense meeting on St. Louis police reforms devolves into chaos, name-calling

In a sign of lingering tensions in the Ferguson area, St. Louis police are investigating a scuffle that broke out between demonstrators and a prominent police union official during a meeting to discuss starting a police review board...

World’s Greenest Investment Fund Needs Your Input

Originally published on Ecopreneurist. If you’d like to help shape the direction of sustainable investments, without putting a dime of your own into the pot, here’s your chance. Oroeco, the company that believes that it should be “easy,...Show More Summary

Why is Walmart making us fat?

A new paper suggests that big box supercenters, higher cigarette prices, and fewer blue-collar jobs all contribute to obesity.

Lil Wayne hits Cash Money with $51-million lawsuit

Lil Wayne’s beef with his longtime label Cash Money has become litigious, with the rapper filing a lawsuit to the tune of $51 million.

Senate approves Keystone — and here’s why that doesn’t matter

The Senate has wasted the entire month of January debating a bill that Obama is going to veto.

Mike Kelley Foundation to be represented by Hauser & Wirth

The Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts will be represented exclusively by the international gallery Hauser & Wirth, the organizations announced Thursday.

Ducks' Devante Smith-Pelly, Ilya Bryzgalov return to action in San Jose

Lost in the fun the Ducks are having in their six-game winning streak has been forward Devante Smith-Pelly, the 22-year-old playoff standout of last season who’s been a healthy scratch in the last two games.

Sundance 2015: 'Dope,' 'Earl' and the festival of many bets

The coming-of-age movie is as natural a sight at Sundance as traffic, late-night screenings and James Franco. But this year the festival seems to be doubling down on the staple.

The Senate Just Approved Keystone XL

The Senate has been a very busy bunch of beavers over the last month. After just a week of being in session, they had already taken more votes than they did in all of 2014. It's all thanks to the Keystone XL pipeline, which has beenShow More Summary

Baseball: Trinity League experimenting with three-game series

We're going to find out who has the best pitching depth in the Trinity League this season, because the league is experimenting with a new league schedule that will have teams play three-game series against the same opponent each week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Arizona copes with measles outbreak as Super Bowl nears

As many as 1,000 people in Arizona, including about 200 children, could be at risk for measles as state officials urged precautions to fight the outbreak days before football fans flood the region.

Jerry Brown spends less than $6 million on reelection

Gov. Jerry Brown spent less than $6 million on his run for reelection, a remarkably low sum for a California governor, and he finished 2014 with nearly $24 million in the bank for unspecified campaigns ahead, according to newly filed finance reports.

Hoffice sounds like a cult — and I want to join it

In the morning, a laptop brigade streams into your home, and then things start to take a turn for the bizarre.

Football: Film on the rise of Polynesians

A feature documentary entitled, "In Football We Trust," had its debut at the Sundance Film Festival.

We are very confused about Jared Leto’s (very sick) SUV

Leto's Ford Bronco gets approximately 12 miles to the gallon, about the same as a Hummer H2.

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