Teddy Loid
Anime Central 2017 Special Entertainer: TeddyLoid

TeddyLoid started his career as MIYAVI’s DJ and Sound Producer by joining his world tour when he was only 18 years old. He also produced OST for the GAINAX…

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Ghost In The Shell
Film Review: ‘Ghost in the Shell’

In “Ghost in the Shell,” the mind and soul of a brilliant original being are extracted, preserved, and rehoused in a sleek, expensively built, technologically advanced new body, enhancing her original abilities at some cost …

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Death Note
Netflix’s ‘Death Note’ accused of…

It’s not a good time for Netflix and Asian-adapted projects. On the heels of the streaming giant facing charges of “whitewashing” by casting a white actor to play a martial arts expert in “Iron Fist,” a new controversy has emerged. …

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Fears of a Clown

If you fear what you choose to misunderstand, hate is born. #WhatsYourJuggalo? Fears of a Clown follows the plight of an Insane Clown Posse Juggalo and reminds us to never judge a book by its cover. Starring: Mason …

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Ramadi
IS conflict: Iraqi forces ‘retake key Ramadi district’

The Counter-Terrorism Service said it had cleared the south-western area of Tamim on Tuesday after a fierce battle. Soldiers and militiamen have been preparing for months for a final assault on Ramadi, and recently told residents …

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Jeb Bush
JebBush.com visitors get sent Trump’s way

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s campaign on Monday downplayed the redirect of a Bush-related domain that instead navigates to GOP front-runner Donald Trump’s campaign website. Users who visit JebBush.com are redirected to …

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Virus
The Zika virus is spreading across Latin America. Here’s what we know.

A rare tropical disease called Zika has made its way to the Americas recently, causing a big outbreak in Brazil and spreading to at least eight other countries. Scientists are still learning about this disease…

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Bollywood
‘Star Wars’ Could Be Upstaged in India By Bollywood Holdovers

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is set for a Christmas Day release in India, but the box office picture is far from simple. Two of the biggest releases of the year, Rohit Shetty’s “Dilwale” starting megastar Shah Rukh …

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Jimmy Carter
Jimmy Carter says his cancer is gone

“My most recent MRI brain scan did not reveal any signs of the original cancer spots nor any new ones,” Mr Carter said in a statement. The 91-year-old first announced the news during a Sunday school class in Plains, Georgia. …

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NBC
MSNBC Expected To Add Bloomberg TV Show To Lineup

MSNBC is expected to announce on Monday that it will add a politics-themed program from BloombergTelevision to its early evening lineup, according to a report from The New York Times …

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Department of Justice
Justice Department To Investigate Chicago Police Practices

The Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division will be launching a federal investigation into whether the Chicago police department.

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Why Obama gave an Oval Office address on terrorism

When President Obama announced that he’d deliver his third-ever primetime Oval Office address on Sunday night, political insiders feverishly speculated about what he might say. …

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Russia
Turkey challenges Russia over IS oil trade claim

“If you allege something you should prove it,” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said. He was responding to the accusation by Russian President Vladimir Putin, who also said last week’s downing of the plane was a “huge …

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‘Captain America: Civil War’ Trailer Breaks Marvel Record

The first trailer for “Captain America: Civil War” broke a Marvel record after its release last week, garnering 61 million global views in its first 24 hours. The previous record holder for Marvel was “Avengers: Age of …

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Pollution
Why climate change is increasingly seen as an urgent health issue

When people think about health, they generally think about things individuals can do to ward off disease — seeing a doctor, taking medicine, or dieting. But increasingly, many health experts think this…

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Exxon Mobil
Exxon takes aim at Columbia University journalists over reports

ExxonMobil is hurling ethics accusations against a team of Columbia University journalists whose reporting helped stoke calls for probes into whether the company deliberately misled the public about…

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Obama
Obama’s Final State Of The Union Set For Jan. 12

President Obama will make his seventh and final State of the Union address on Tuesday, January 12 at 9 p.m. ET. Following protocol, the president was formally invited in a letter from House Speaker Paul Ryan to address a joint …

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Obamacare
Obamacare repeal may finally land on Obama’s desk

After an all-out effort by emissaries and allies of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell over the past two weeks to woo skeptical GOP senators, Senate Republicans are lining up behind a more aggressive plan

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Hemingway
Ernest Hemingway Movie ‘Papa’ Set for Havana Festival Screening

Ernest Hemingway biopic “Papa” has been set for an international premiere on December 5 as part of Havana, Cuba’s 37th International Festival of New Latin Cinema. …

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Chicago
The Chicago police shooting of Laquan McDonald, explained

Laquan McDonald didn’t appear to pose a threat to the people around him as he haphazardly ran down a Chicago street, allegedly carrying a knife.

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FCC
FCC proposes millions in fines, collects $0

The Federal Communications Commission has announced a series of eye-popping fines against companies over the past two years: Roughly $100 million against nearly a dozen firms for defrauding a phone subsidy program, $35 million …

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Evel
Evel Knievel Biopic in the Works at Paramount

Paramount Pictures is developing a movie about motorcyle daredevil Evel Knievel and has set up the project with Rachel Winter, Terence Winter and LBI Entertainment. William Monahan, who won an Oscar for adapted screenplay for …

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Adele
Sales of Adele’s ’25’ are poised to break ‘NSync’s record in first week

The ink was barely dry on a press release announcing Justin Bieber’s feat scoring the highest first-week album sales figure of 2015 when the young pop star’s accomplishment turned into a footnote to the …

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Democrat
Drug merger unleashes Dem fury — and more calls for tax reform

Pfizer’s blockbuster $160 billion merger with Irish pharmaceutical maker Allergan is stoking the partisan debate on corporations that move their headquarters overseas to lessen their U.S. tax bills…

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Obama
Appeals court keeps block on Obama immigration actions

A federal appeals court has rejected President Barack Obama’s effort to move forward with a series of executive actions he announced last year.

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Minneapolis
Minneapolis protests: Police arrest 51 after man shot

The 43 adults and eight juveniles were part of a group that blocked a major highway for two and a half hours. Police have released little detail about the shooting of 24-year-old Jamar Clark, an assault suspect, who…

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Diabetes
Now There’s A Health Plan That Zeros In On Diabetes Care

Talk about targeted. Consumers scrolling through the health plan options on the insurance marketplaces in a few states this fall may come upon plans whose name — Leap Diabetes Plans — leaves no…

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Refugee
Turning back Syrian refugees isn’t just wrong — it helps ISIS

As French authorities combed an area just outside the Stade de France, where on Friday night a suicide bomber detonated an explosive vest meant for the crowd of thousands just inside, they found a …

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Universal
Will Big Box Office Translate Into Awards for Universal?

It’s too early for definitive statements, but the success of the Universal slate means people have seen and liked the studio’s films — and, contrary to public opinion, awards voters are human. The studio has two…

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Heroin
We have a clearer picture of who’s fueling the US heroin epidemic

Heroin use in the US has grown by a staggering amount in recent years. A report issued this summer by the Centers for Disease Control found the number of heroin users in the US had…

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Hillary Clinton
Clinton dominated the CBS Saturday debate. These charts prove it.

No matter how you slice the numbers on Saturday night’s Democratic debate, Hillary Clinton comes out ahead — and former Maryland governor comes out far, far behind. Clinton spoke more than her…

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French Warplanes Strike Islamic State Militants in Syria

French warplanes struck Islamic State militants in Syria on Sunday, a French government official said, two days after attackers linked to the terrorist group carried out a coordinated assault on Paris that…

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Weinstein Company
Weinstein Company Braces for Layoffs (EXCLUSIVE)

The Weinstein Company will lay off between 40 and 50 staffers next week, Variety has learned. The staffing cuts will not impact the indie studio’s television unit. They will be solely focused on its film operations, and …

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James Bond
James Bond’s career, in one map

James Bond is known for his globetrotting, and with the release of the new movie Spectre, he’s bound to visit new locations. But he’s done a lot of traveling already — here’s every location Bond has visited over 23 movies: …

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Christie
Poll: Majority of N.J. voters say Christie should quit…

New Jersey voters have a message for their governor: Come home, or resign. More than six-in-10, or 61 percent, of all voters in the latest Quinnipiac University poll conducted in the state said that Gov. Chris …

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Fist
WATCH: On The Missouri Campus, A Clash Of 2…

When two rights that this country holds as fundamental come into conflict, it makes for complex drama. That’s what happened yesterday on the campus of the University of Missouri in Columbia:…

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Tobacco flowers
The 3 deadliest drugs in America are all totally legal

As the US debates drug policy reforms and marijuana legalization, there’s one aspect of the war on drugs that remains perplexingly contradictory: Some of the most dangerous drugs in the US are legal. …

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Jetta
Volkswagen Makes ‘Goodwill’ Gesture To Defrauded Diesel…

Volkswagen is offering its diesel vehicle owners $1,000 in incentives, in what it calls “a first step” toward regaining their loyalty following the scandal over faked emissions tests.

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Memorial Hall
Student protestors at the University of Missouri want a…

The media flocked to cover football players at the University of Missouri protest the handling of racial incidents on campus, but some of the student protesters balked at the influx.

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Ben Stiller
Ben Stiller’s Red Hour Teaming With Bold Films

Ben Stiller and Stuart Cornfeld’s Red Hour Films is partnering with Bold Films to produce a slate of new movie, TV and digital projects. Additionally, veteran producer and executive Nicky Weinstock has joined…

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Sinai Egypt
Sinai plane crash: Bomb may have downed airliner, US and UK say

Intelligence suggests the Russian plane that crashed in Egypt killing all 224 people on board may have been brought down by a bomb, US and UK officials say.

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The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo: Steven Knight in Talks to…

Sony’s “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” sequel is gaining traction, with Steven Knight in early talks to pen “The Girl in the Spider’s Web,” sources tell Variety.

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Marine Core
Controversial Marine Corps Study On Gender Integration

In September, the U.S. Marine Corps released a four-page summary of a yearlong study. The study, which can be viewed in full below, was bashed by critics for being biased. …

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Bernie Sanders
Bernie Sanders and Jeff Merkley have a new bill

Sens. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT) have just introduced the Keep It In the Ground Act, a short but potent bit of legislation that would effectively lock up fossil fuel reserves on US public land.

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Drugs
Americans Are Using More Prescription Drugs; Is Obesity…

Prescription drug use is rising across the United States. More people are taking medications and they’re taking more of them. A study published Tuesday by researchers at Harvard’s T.H.

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Pipeline
5 Things To Know About The Keystone XL Pipeline

After spending years as a political football in the U.S., the Keystone XL pipeline’s would-be builder is now asking for a timeout in the review process. Why now? Changing politics in the U.S. and Canada, falling oil prices…

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Computer light
Staring at computers at night is frying your brain. Here’s one…

If you are a regular Vox reader, chances are you spend a lot of time looking at LED screens — on your phone, tablet, laptop, desktop, phablet, smartwatch, fitness device, smart appliance, Google Glass…

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Clinton
Clinton overtakes Sanders in NH poll

Hillary Clinton now holds a 3 percentage-point lead over Bernie Sanders among likely Democratic voters in the first primary state of New Hampshire, according to the results of a Monmouth University poll released Tuesday. …

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Plane Crash
Sinai plane crash: ‘External influence’ caused crash

A senior airline official said: “The only reasonable explanation is that it was [due to] external influence.” An investigation by aviation experts using data from the aircraft’s “black boxes” has yet to…

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Star Trek
New ‘Star Trek’ Series to Air on CBS All Access in 2017

Producer Alex Kurtzman is developing a new “Star Trek” TV series, setting it at warp speed to debut on CBS in January 2017. The premiere episode and all subsequent first-run episodes will then be available…

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Chipotle
Amid E. Coli Outbreak, Chipotle Closes 43 Restaurants…

Chipotle Mexican Grill is temporarily closing more than 40 restaurants in and around Seattle and Portland, Ore., as health officials investigate an E. coli outbreak that has gotten at least 22 people sick.

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Oil Prices
How low oil prices could threaten Obama’s fuel-economy rules

One of the very first things the next president will have to do — whether it’s Hillary Clinton, Marco Rubio, or, heck, Donald Trump — is make a huge decision on cars. Specifically, on whether…

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Walking Dead
‘The Walking Dead’ Gets Seventh Season on AMC

Days after airing its most talked-about episode of the current season, AMC announced it has given a seventh season to its hit zombie apocalypse series “The Walking Dead”…

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Ben Carson
Ben Carson accidentally stumbled on a great idea for improving education

Last year, Ben Carson appeared to endorse a massive change in the way the US funds schools, asking reporter James Hamblin…

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U.S. Troops
Syria conflict: Obama to send special forces to fight IS

The US is sending special forces to Syria to assist anti-government rebels in fighting the so-called Islamic State (IS), officials have said. There will be “fewer than 50” forces deployed in the region…

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Chinese Children
One-Child Rule Is Gone in China, but Scars Linger for Many

BEIJING — Three years after she became a national symbol of the abuses of China’s strict family planning policy, Feng Jianmei finally had a second daughter in August. Ms. Feng had a stillborn child in 2012 after…

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Capitol
White House And GOP Congressional Leaders Reach Budget Deal

Just days before the election of a new speaker of the House, lame-duck Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, made good on one last promise — that he’d try to “clear the barn” for his successor…

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Evanston
The Suburb That Tried To Kill the Car

At first glance, downtown Evanston, Illinois, doesn’t look revolutionary—just another a gentrifying urban core with the obligatory Whole Foods, the local organic sustainable restaurants serving $14 cocktails, the towering …

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brain
7 Things Science Says About How You Improve Your Intelligence

I like to think I’m a pretty smart guy–but we all do stupid things sometimes. For example, I graduated near the top of my law school class, but I sometimes question how smart it was to go to law school in the first place. …

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James Bond
Box Office: ‘Spectre’ Opens to Killer $6.4 Million in U.K. on…

Daniel Craig’s “Spectre” opened with a bang, taking in $6.4 million at 647 U.K. locations in Monday night showings. The screenings started 5 minutes after the 8 p.m. launch of the gala royal premiere …

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Super Troopers
‘Super Troopers 2’ Launches Production

The Broken Lizard comedy troupe has begun production “Super Troopers 2,” six months after raising $4.4 million in a crowdfunding campaign for the sequel. The campaign had been the second-most successful crowdfunding campaign …

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Bruce Rauner
Can a Venture Capitalist Jumpstart Illinois?

Bruce Rauner didn’t seem Wednesday like a man much concerned with getting his way. At nearly every stop, his topic was the same: Illinois needs big changes. Just a year ago, Rauner was campaigning against the “knuckleheads” …

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The Birth of a Nation
The Obscure Demise Of A Would-Be Rebuttal To Racism

D.W. Griffith released America’s first blockbuster, The Birth of a Nation, a film that offered racial distortions of the Civil War and Reconstruction-era United States — and drew record audiences.

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Prison Cell
Prison sentences are getting shorter

There’s good news and bad news about sentences in federal prison. The good news: Prison sentences are getting shorter. The bad news: Black defendants are still getting longer sentences than white ones for the same crimes

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Virtual Reality
Virtual reality maze ‘predicts Alzheimer’s disease’

Alzheimer’s disease can be detected decades before onset, using a virtual reality test, a study suggests.

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Hilary Clinton
Hillary Clinton’s 11-hour Benghazi testimony was her best campaign…

Republicans will kick themselves for dragging Hillary Clinton before the House Benghazi committee Thursday. It was a defining moment for Clinton’s presidential aspirations.

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Neil Degrasse Tyson
Neil deGrasse Tyson Hopes ‘StarTalk’ Brings Out His Guests’ ‘Inner Geek’

The second season of “StarTalk” on National Geographic boasts an eclectic lineup of guests.

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Congress
Finding Signs Of Unity, Paul Ryan Officially Enters House…

Ryan had said he would run if certain conditions were met. It’s not clear whether they were. He saw some signs of that unity he wanted this week.

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Schock
Schock fallout: Sweeping changes proposed to…

A key House committee is proposing sweeping restrictions on how members of Congress spend taxpayer dollars, tightening the rules on reimbursement for automobile mileage, private aircraft…

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Cameraman
Bridge of Spies is Steven Spielberg’s ultimate dad movie

Midway through director Steven Spielberg’s new historical thriller Bridge of Spies,there’s a scene in which the movie’s protagonist, lawyer James Donovan (Tom Hanks), explains to his young son why he’s… …

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Why some countries fail
Why Some Countries Go Bust

Why are some countries rich while others are poor? Over the centuries, proposed answers have varied greatly…Thomas Malthus said poverty comes from overpopulation; and John Maynard Keynes claimed it was a byproduct of a lack …

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Back In Time
Back to the Future II: What did it get right and wrong?

It’s almost Back to the Future Day – the date Marty and Doc crashed the future in the second of the three time-hopping sci-fi adventure films. And watching it back nearly 26 years later, it’s impressive to note… …

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Jim Webb
Jim Webb Exits Democratic Primary, Leaves Door Open…

Jim Webb ended his Democratic campaign for president on Tuesday, leaving open the possibility he could still run as an independent.

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Star Wars
Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Full Trailer

The full trailer for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” has debuted online, following the promo’s premiere during ESPN’s “Monday Night Football” game between the New York Giants and the Philadelphia Eagles. …

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healthcare
I thought people should shop more for health care. Then I…

I spend most of my time writing about the health care system. But every now and again, I actually use the system, too. This past week, those two activities collided on a very specific subject.

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Earth
NASA To Publish At Least A Dozen Daily Images Of Earth…

Few images can put life’s trivialities into perspective quite like the sight of our planet in the interminable blackness of space. And at the very least, it’s a cool view.

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Tina Fey
Tina Fey Returns to ‘SNL’s’ ‘Weekend Update’ to Talk Playboy

When Tracy Morgan made his triumphant return to “Saturday Night Live”, his former “30 Rock” co-star Tina Fey also decided to get behind the show’s anchor desk once again. …

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Global Hawk Drone
I Was a Drone Warrior for 11 Years. I Regret Nothing.

The Intercept’s recently released “drone papers” paint a picture of unprofessional and bloodthirsty behavior by the crews manning the Predator and other drones. Certainly, war is chaos, and…

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pills
The prescription painkiller and heroin epidemic, explained

The drug epidemic currently tearing through large parts of the US began with the best intentions from doctors and a profit-driven campaign from pharmaceutical companies.

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Thomas Jefferson
Historic Chemistry Lab With Links To Thomas Jefferson Discovered

A hidden chemistry lab was unearthed by a worker doing renovations to the iconic Rotunda at the University of Virginia. The “chemical hearth,” which dates back to the 1820s.

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Shark tank
How Mark Cuban’s Largest ‘Shark Tank’ Investment Is Paying Off

Mark Cuban should be all smiles this Halloween. His $2 million investment in horror entertainment company Ten Thirty One Productions has helped grow the business at breakneck speed. …

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There’s No Such Thing As Too Much TV

Netflix’s Ted Sarandos pushed back against a much-discussed assertion by FX Networks CEO John Landgraf this summer, stating at an industry forum Thursday, “There’s no such thing as too much TV.” …

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Migrant crisis: EU approves Turkey action plan

EU states have approve an action plan for Turkey that it is hoped will ease the flow of migrants to Europe. Nearly 600,000 migrants have reached the EU by sea so far this year.

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Syria
Can Russia Sustain Its Military Operation In Syria?

The nightly news on Russia’s state-run television is full of the whine of jet engines as warplanes launch sorties from a dusty airfield in Syria. Russia has just over 30 fixed-wing combat planes in Syria.

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Jerusalem
Attacks continue in Jerusalem despite new checkpoints

Attacks have continued in parts of Jerusalem only hours after Israeli forces launched a major security operation in Arab areas of the city.

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Netflix
Netflix Expresses Interest in Expanding Into News Programming

Now that they’ve disrupted one TV genre after another with dramas and comedies, Netflix has set its sights on another staple of the medium: news programming. …

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Wall Street
Did Glass-Steagall Cause The 2008 Financial Crisis?

Taking on Wall Street makes for good politics in the Democratic Party. And several of the candidates at Tuesday night’s debate had tough words about big banks. That was particularly true of former Maryland…

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Flu shot
How well do flu shots work? Here’s what the science says.

The flu vaccine has been our main strategy for warding off seasonal flu for more than 60 years. Seasonal influenza, which surfaces as a respiratory illness, is caused by influenza A and B viruses.

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Soda
Berkeley’s Sugary Drinks Are Getting Pricier, Thanks To…

Public health advocates have argued that one of the best ways to fight obesity would be to tax the sugary drinks that science has implicated as a big part of the problem. …

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Dicaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio to Produce Movie on Volkswagen Scandal

Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson have come on board to produce Paramount’s movie about the Volkswagen clean diesel scandal. …

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Jeb Bush
Bush envisions health after Obamacare

Jeb Bush unveiled his alternative to the Affordable Care Act Tuesday, calling for tax credits to help some Americans buy catastrophic health insurance. He also includes a controversial proposal to limit the tax breaks on health …

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Steve Jobs
Review: What the ‘Steve Jobs’ Movie Gets Right About Entrepreneurs

The movie ‘Steve Jobs’ is based (some might say loosely) on the life of the Steve Jobs, the co-founder of Apple who invented the computer industry. Even though he died in 2011, he’s had a lasting impact. …

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Congress
These are the 7 possible paths forward for the House GOP

The GOP speaker’s race is at a standstill. Nobody wants to run. And it seems that anybody who did run couldn’t win. It’s a question of simple math. …

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Gotham
‘Gotham’ Season 2: Paul Reubens to Play Penguin’s Father…

Paul Reubens, the actor best known for his iconic role as Pee-Wee Herman, will play The Penguin/Oswald Cobblepot’s father in “Gotham” season two. …

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UNICEF
For International Day Of The Girl, A Battle Of The Hashtags

If you’ve checked social media today, then you probably know already — it’s theInternational Day of the Girl. It’s a day sanctioned by the United Nations and chaired by UNICEF.

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Bernie Sanders
Bernie Sanders vs. the Lamestream Media

Tuesday’s first-of-the-season Democratic debate is unlikely to be what Bernie Sanders thinks it should be: a high-minded and nuanced discussion about the policies and prescriptions that would help Americans. But that’s because …

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paul ryan
Pleading for Paul Ryan

House Republicans are frantically lobbying Ryan to run for speaker after House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) abruptly ditched his bid Thursday for speaker, leaving a gaping hole atop the fractious Republican Conference …

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netflix
Netflix Hikes Price of Standard Streaming Plan to $10 per Month

Netflix is raising the price of its most popular plan, which offers access to two HD streams concurrently, from $8.99 to $9.99 per month for new subscribers in the U.S., Canada and Latin America. …

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pills
California Approves Laws To Cut Use Of Antipsychotics

Efforts to protect children in foster care from being inappropriately medicated with powerful antipsychotic drugs got a big boost forward on Tuesday, when California Gov. Jerry Brown signed the bills into law.

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nfl
The DraftKings and FanDuel employee betting scandal…

If you follow sports, you’ve likely seen dozens of advertisements for DraftKings and FanDuel, two companies that have pioneered a relatively new type of online gambling known as daily fantasy sports.

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Woody Allen
Woody Allen Turns to Digital Camera for Next Movie

Woody Allen has moved to digital filmmaking for the first time, using a Sony CineAlta F65 camerafor his 47th film. The untitled film began shooting in August in New York and Los Angeles. The cast…

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Cubs
Jake Arrieta Shuts Down the Pirates and Propels the Cubs…

It happened again for the Pirates, the very same ending that had haunted them for a year. They earned the right to host the National League wild-card game yet could not even score a run.

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Jail Cells
The biggest prisoner release in US history, explained

At the end of this month, the government will release 6,000 federal prisoners over three days — the biggest prisoner release in United States history. This isn’t sudden: The release has been in the works for more…

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MSF
Obama apologises to MSF president for Kunduz bombing

The US has said the bombing, which took place in the Afghan city of Kunduz, was a mistake and it was attempting to strike the Taliban. MSF wants the bombing to be investigated as a war crime.

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flooding
‘This Is Not Over,’ S.C. Governor Says Of Historic Rain And…

Record rainfall could taper off in much of South Carolina late Monday, after severe flooding left houses in Columbia and elsewhere with water up to their eaves. But officials say the crisis is not over…

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food
Cuba to US: We don’t want your food

As President Obama’s Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker journeys to Havana tomorrow to promote the idea of a warmer U.S. trade relationship with Cuba, she’s shadowed by an awkward fact: The existing trade between the two nations …

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drugs
How the Trans-Pacific Partnership could drive up the cost…

After nearly eight years of negotiations, the United States and 11 other countries have finally reached consensus on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, one of the largest trade deals in a generation that’ll

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Clarkson
Top Gear: Last series with Jeremy Clarkson up for NTA

Clarkson was sacked from the show in March following a fracas with a producer and has signed to present a new car show on Amazon Prime. His last series is nominated in the factual entertainment category…

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The Leftovers
The Leftovers creators trace religion back to its ground zero

It’s also a weirdly appropriate segue into a chat about the second season of Lindelof’s series, The Leftovers, which has been revamped considerably from the series’ divisive first season. …

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Supreme Court
The Four Types of Supreme Court Justices

In friendship and romance, people are drawn to identifiable types. Some of us like larger-than-life figures, full of charisma, wild plans and fun. Some people favor quiet types, projecting wisdom, calm and a wry sense of humor. …

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Matt Damon
Box Office: ‘The Martian’ Triumphs With $55 Million Debut

The Ridley Scott release was bolstered by rapturous reviews, with critics calling the picture among the director’s best and heaping praise on Matt Damon’s performance. …

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Doctors Without Borders: Kunduz Airstrike Was…

NATO in Afghanistan says it will lead an investigation into an airstrike in Kunduz this weekend that hit a Médecins Sans Frontières hospital, killing 22 people.

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Bernie Sanders’s Campaign, Hitting Fund-Raising…

Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont still flies coach to his campaign events, sometimes taking the middle seat. He has not run any commercials, instead saving his money for a news media blitz this winter in Iowa…

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Late-Night Ratings: NBC Stays on Top But CBS Sees Big Gains…

NBC’s “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” comfortably won the late-night ratings race in the young-adult demo during the opening week of the television season, coming within 5% of last year’s result…

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Obama challenged the media to compare gun and terrorism deaths.

In his impassioned address in the wake of Thursday’s horrible shooting at an Oregon community college, President Obama issued a challenge to the media. “Have news organizations tally up the number…

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10 Dead And 7 Injured In Oregon College Shooting, Officials Say

After a shooting at a community college in western Oregon, 10 people are dead and seven others are wounded, according to the Douglas County sheriff. Officials would not say whether the shooter, who was killed …

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Why prescription drug ads always have that absurd list of side…

Prescription drug ads on television can be grimly amusing. Just consider thecommercial for the prescription sleep aid Lunesta: a soothing voice tells you the drug might deliver you to “the land of

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7 Habits That Force Your Mind to Stop Worrying

Worrying can get the better of almost anybody. Work stresses, personal concerns, and sometimes even irrational thoughts can seep into your mind and interfere with your ability to concentrate on ordinary tasks.

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Porsche Responds to Paul Walker Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Porsche has responded to the wrongful death lawsuit filed by Paul Walker’s daughter on Monday, issuing a statement on Tuesday denying responsibility for the fatal accident. “As we have said before

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Edward Snowden joins Twitter and follows NSA

Fugitive US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden has opened an account on the social network website Twitter. His opening tweet was: “Can you hear me now?” In his profile, Mr Snowden says he “used to work for the government. …

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Why podcasts have such terrible ads

Of course, we have undying gratitude for podcasters’ hard work — but do they have to mention Squarespace 17 times in a row? And why do they act like iTunes reviews are the most important currency in the world? As it turns out, …

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Scientists Confirm There’s Water In The Dark Streaks On Mars

Photos from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter show dark streaks flowing down Martian slopes. The streaks appear in sunny spots or when the weather is warm, and they fade when the temperature6 …

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Obama and Putin: That was awkward

After Monday’s action at the United Nations in New York, where Obama and Putin sat uncomfortably together at a lunch, then met privately for a 90-minute session which appeared to yield no breakthroughs on the major differences …

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Trevor Noah’s ‘Daily Show’ Won’t Be Jon Stewart’s

Is Trevor Noah late-night TV’s Nick Carraway? That character, the fictional protagonist in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby,” had an unusual modus operandi: “Reserving judgments is a…

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The new US-China cybersecurity agreement: a brief…

On Friday afternoon, President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping announced a new cybersecurity agreement: Both countries agreed not to steal or enable the theft of intellectual property or other…

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John Boehner’s Move Deepens a Republican Chasm

Far from quelling dissent in the Republican ranks, the resignation of Speaker John A. Boehner is intensifying the divide that has emboldened hard-right lawmakers and insurgent presidential candidates, leaving…

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Syria conflict: Russia wants ‘co-ordination’ against IS

Mr Putin reiterated his support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who Western countries and the Syrian opposition have said must go. The crisis is expected to be high on the agenda as world leaders…

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Martian
Sandstorms, Explosions, Potatoes, Oh My: ‘Martian’ Takes Its…

Some pretty horrible things befall astronaut Mark Watney in the new movie The Martian: sandstorms, explosions, extreme isolation, even frustrations growing potatoes. It’s a series of unfortunate events that’s at once …

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The pope gave a speech too progressive for Obama to give

If President Barack Obama had delivered the text of Pope Francis’s speech to Congress Thursday as a State of the Union address, he would have risked being denounced by Republicans as a socialist.

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The Very Strange Case Of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl

When you don’t know the facts of a given incident, it’s human nature to attempt to fill them in yourself. But in the case of Bowe Bergdahl, there’s no way you could concoct the narrative the Army’s two-month investigation uncovered …

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Amazon Touts ‘Transparent’ Emmy Wins With Prime…

Two birds, one stone: Amazon is reveling in the five-Emmy haul for its original series “Transparent,” and is using the occasion to chop the annual fee for its Prime program 32% off the regular price…

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Black Mass
A mobster expert separates truth from fiction in Black Mass

It’s sure to be compared to The Godfather and Goodfellas, but Black Mass is in a category all its own. It’s a dark character study – grim, sinister and brooding. And while there’s lots of talk about loyalty…

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U.S. perplexed by Putin’s Syria ploy

A month after Russia began sending military equipment and personnel into Syria, Obama administration officials still haven’t figured out exactly why Vladimir Putin escalated Russia’s involvement in the conflict or developed …

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Volkswagen CEO Resigns, Saying He’s ‘Shocked’ By…

One day after acknowledging that 11 million Volkswagen-made cars have software that dupes official emissions tests, Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn says he is resigning from his post.

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Viola Davis on Her Emmy Win: ‘I Felt Like I Fulfilled a Purpose’

Davis has earned a spot in the Emmy record books — as the first black woman to win for lead actress in a drama — sparking an outpouring of support on social media.  The win was a resounding statement on diversity.

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Why Pope Francis is addressing Congress

In 1960, prejudice against Catholics in America was strong enough that Democratic presidential nominee John F. Kennedy felt compelled to promise that he wouldn’t take orders from the Vatican. Back then, it would have been unimaginable …

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After public outcry, pharmaceutical company to cut price…

A pharmaceutical company that increased the price of a drug made in the 1960s by more than 5,500 percent has agreed to cut the price following public outrage, NBC News reported.

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How to Build a Company That Will Be Around in 2115

Jessica Herrin remembers exactly where in the Stanford University library she was sitting when she checked her email that day in the spring of 1998–and nearly fell off her chair. She was a 24-year-old MBA student…

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Chiwetel Ejiofor’s Pick for the Next James Bond: Michael Peña

Now that Daniel Craig is getting ready to depart from the James Bond franchise, there’s as much talk about who will be the next 007 as about the forthcoming feature, “Spectre.” Chiwetel Ejiofor shared …

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The emergency meeting that led Walker to quit

It’s almost always bad news when a candidate’s spouse calls an emergency meeting. But that’s what happened late last week when Scott Walker’s wife, Tonette, and his campaign chairman, Mike Grebe, reached out to a small …

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The biggest writing mistakes new graduates make

The job market for new university graduates might be improving, but employers say there are two crucial skills 2015 US grads sorely lack.

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Ben Carson has surged into 2nd place behind Trump.

Since the party’s first debate on August 6, the retired pediatric neurosurgeon has surged past Jeb Bush and every other non-Trump candidate in national polls, in Iowa, and in New Hampshire. …

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The Dark Side Of Funny: Growing Up In George Carlin’s Shadow

In the comedy world, it’s a commonly held belief that there’s a dark side to being funny — and Kelly Carlin is living proof. It’s called A Carlin Home Companion, but it’s nothing like what you’d find on Lake Wobegon. …

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13 newly released CIA presidential briefs from the 1960s

After decades of stiff resistance, the CIA on Wednesday released about 2,500 President’s Daily Briefs and similar reports delivered to Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson. …

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Syria conflict: US presses Russia on military build-up

US Secretary of State John Kerry has called his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in a bid to clarify the intent of Moscow’s military build-up in Syria. Mr Kerry warned that continued support for President Bashar…

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Gunned Down: The Power of The NRA

Veteran FRONTLINE filmmaker Michael Kirk explores the power and politics of the NRA.

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Muslim ninth grader arrested for bringing an electronics project…

Ahmed Mohamed is a ninth-grader in Irving, Texas who likes to tinker with electronics. On Monday, according to the Dallas Morning News, he built a simple electronic clock — a project he said took about 20 minutes…

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Starz Stock Spikes in After-Hours Trading on Acquisition Rumors

Shares of pay cable group Starz jumped more than 7% in after-hours trading Tuesday after Bloomberg News reported that AMC Networks was in talks to acquire the company. Sources close to the situation…

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Disney and Rob Marshall Making New ‘Mary Poppins’ Film

As Disney continues to reboot old animated favorites into live-action features, the studio is now looking to team with its “Into the Woods” helmer for a new take on one of its classic musicals.  

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Crossing the Border
As Hungary Seals Its Borders, A Rush To Make It Across

Hungarian police marched into a cornfield where thousands of migrants and refugees were sleeping. With all detention centers full, many people had been camping out here for days after crossing…

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A Vinyl LP Frenzy Brings Record-Pressing Machines Back to Life

The machines at Independent Record Pressing whirred and hissed as they stamped out a test record. The business’s owners waited anxiously for Dave Miller, the plant manager, to inspect the still-warm slab …

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Why Bernie Sanders’s rise is more impressive than Donald Trump’s

Donald Trump’s rise to the top of the Republican polls has been incredible. But it’s obscuring a story that might ultimately prove more meaningful: Bernie Sanders’s increasingly serious challenge to Hillary…

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Pope To Visit Heights Of Capitol Hill, With Sights Set On…

When Pope Francis visits the U.S., he won’t just be meeting with President Obama and politicians on Capitol Hill. Right after his address to a joint meeting of Congress, he’ll be traveling across town to St.

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Box Office: ‘Perfect Guy’ Elbows Ahead of ‘The Visit’ With…

Thriller “The Perfect Guy” narrowly beat out horror film “The Visit” for first place at the weekend box office, picking up a leading $26.7 million. “The Visit,” M. Night Shyamalan’s return to the shock and chills …

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Capitol
Bipartisan legislation is making a comeback

Congress is actually getting less partisan, and has been for a few years. That’s the somewhat surprising conclusion of an analysis done using data on co-sponsorship of legislation done by Quorum, a company that specializes in …

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Germany Announces Emergency Border Controls Amid…

VIENNA — Germany announced on Sunday that it was invoking emergency powers to start protecting its borders, seemingly reaching a point of overload after greeting with open arms tens of thousands …

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Answers to Questions About Apple’s New Products

We asked readers to send us questions about Apple’s new products on Wednesday when the company unveiled updated iPhones, a bigger iPad, an upgraded Apple TV and accessories.

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The refugee crisis: 9 questions you were too embarrassed to ask

There have always been refugees: people who are forced from their home countries by conflict or repression or something else, and who must find new homes and new lives abroad.

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US official: ‘IS making and using chemical weapons in Iraq…

There is a growing belief within the US government that the Islamic State militant group is making and using crude chemical weapons in Iraq and Syria, a US official has told the BBC.

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Joe Biden’s interview with Stephen Colbert turned incredibly…

Vice President Joe Biden, in an emotional interview with comedian Stephen Colbert on Thursday, said he was not in a place to say that he could devote his full self to running for president again.

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President Obama to Greet Pope Francis at Andrews Air Force Base

President Obama will take the rare step of heading to Andrews Air Force Base outside of Washington to personally greet Pope Francis when he arrives for a visit on Sept. 22, the White House said on Wednesday.

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Christopher Nolan’s Next Movie Coming in 2017

Warner Bros. will release an untitled Christopher Nolan movie on July 21, 2017. It’s his first feature since “Interstellar,” which opened last November and scored worldwide grosses of $673…

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NATO
Syria crisis: Nato concerned by Russia ‘military build-up’

Nato chief Jens Stoltenberg said if confirmed, Russia’s involvement would not help to solve the conflict. Separately on Wednesday, US Secretary of State John Kerry “reiterated” his concerns to…

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Stephen Colbert’s Late Show debut: the good, the bad, and the weird

The very first Late Show With Stephen Colbert was the Barack Obama 2004 Democratic National Convention keynote address of talk show debut episodes. Like that speech, it was insistent on suggesting…

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Fall TV Premiere Dates: New and Returning Shows

Here’s a look at the broadcast premieres, scripted cable premieres and select unscripted cable shows bowing this fall: Sunday, Sept. 6 Masterpiece: Arthur & George (PBS), 8 p.m. REVIEW: While…

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The Migrant Crisis, By The Numbers

The migrant crisis in Europe and the Middle East lurches from one drama to the next by the day. First it’s a rickety boat floundering in the Mediterranean. Next it’s a new surge of migrants landing on European shores. Suddenly …

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Why murder rates are up in St. Louis, Baltimore, and…

Last week, the New York Times published an alarming headline: “Murder rates rising sharply in many US cities.” Pointing to big increases in the number of homicides in some cities.

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Congress
Iran deal foes make final push to derail the nuclear agreement

As news emerged Tuesday that President Barack Obama had retained enough Senate support to block a resolution of disapproval on the deal from coming to a vote, , detractors pressed ahead with a series…

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10 Songs Steve Jobs Used to Train His Brain

Music is many things to many people, but to entrepreneurs it can be an essential success tool. According to Dr. Victoria Williamson of Goldsmith’s College, London, “Brain imaging studies have shown that various parts of the brain …

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Paid sick leave: Obama issues executive order

President Barack Obama issued an executive order Monday that requires federal contractors to grant at least seven days of paid sick leave to their employees, including 300,000 who had none. Obama addressed the order during …

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Sam Smith
Sam Smith Teases That He’s Doing the ‘Spectre’ Theme Song

Is Sam Smith singing the theme for the next James Bond film or not? Despite previous denials, the British singer dropped a hint on Monday that strongly suggests he’s working on the song for “Spectre.” The …

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Ohio has two dozen death row inmates with execution dates…

Ohio’s death penalty is running into a big problem: The state has two dozen death row inmates with firm execution dates, but it doesn’t have the lethal injection drugs to carry out the executions. The…

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Capital Hill
How The Iran Vote Is Engineered To Pass

Congress votes on President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran this month. Most lawmakers have said they oppose the deal, yet he has a good chance of winning. That is because the deal will be considered under rules that favor him, …

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Anthony Daniels
‘Star Wars’: Anthony Daniels Slams Disney’s ‘Kremlin Attitude’

Anthony Daniels, the actor who has played lovably finicky robot C-3PO in six “Star Wars” films, has no stomach for the saga’s three prequels, over-reliance on special effects or for Disney’s “Kremlin…

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Syrian Refugee
Exodus of Syrians Highlights Political Failure of the West

BEIRUT, Lebanon — Arresting images of desperation on the West’s doorstep have brought Syria, for the moment, back to worldwide attention: refugees cramming into train stations and climbing border…

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Saudi king meets Obama amid concerns over Iran deal

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said his country was satisfied that the deal would contribute to security and stability in the Middle East. He was speaking after King Salman held talks with Mr Obama…

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Here’s What We Know About The Kentucky Clerk

Defying legal decisions that go all the way up to the U.S. Supreme Court, Kim Davis, the Rowan County, Ky.., clerk, continued to deny marriage licenses on Wednesday in protest of same-sex marriage. As…

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Obama hunts for more votes on Iran

President Barack Obama scored big Wednesday when he snagged the last vote he needs to ensure the Iran nuclear deal survives Congress. But now the White House is more determined than ever to keep the agreement from reaching a vote …

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Lucille Ball
Cate Blanchett to Star in Lucille Ball Biopic

Aaron Sorkin is in talks to write the script, which will center on Ball’s 20-year marriage to Desi Arnaz. She eloped with the Cuban bandleader in 1940, and the two created the massively successful sitcom “I Love Lucy” in …

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Is GPS ruining our ability to navigate for ourselves?

I absolutely love GPS. I think the ability to get from one place to another, anywhere in the country, is one of the most remarkable gifts of modern technology. I’ve often reflected that I wouldn’t terribly mind…

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Uber
Judge grants California Uber drivers class action status in lawsuit

A US District Judge in San Francisco has ruled that a lawsuit brought by Uber drivers may continue as a class action, throwing Uber into an uncertain future as it argues its drivers are not employees of the …

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Islamic State
How an Introvert with a Passion for Religion and Soccer became ABU…

IBRAHIM AWWAD IBRAHIM AL-BADRI was born in 1971 in Samarra, an ancient Iraqi city on the eastern edge of the Sunni Triangle north of Baghdad. The son of a pious man who taught Quranic recitation in a …

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The Best Ways to Conquer Your Fear of Public Speaking

You don’t need to suffer from full-blown glossophobia to experience some apprehension about public speaking. The stress you feel can impact your sleep the night before and hurt your     …

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NFL
Will Smith’s new movie “Concussion” terrifies the NFL.

It stars Will Smith as Bennet Omalu, the real Pittsburgh forensic pathologist who first discovered a neurodegenerative disease called chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in the brains of football players.

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Colombia University
Columbia University president causes stir with Obama…

Columbia University President Lee Bollinger caused a stir Monday by reportedly announcing that President Barack Obama will be coming to the New York-based campus in 2017.

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Will Smith
How Shows Like ‘Will & Grace’ And ‘Black-ish’ Can Change Your Brain

Will Smith from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air was my first American friend. Ours was an unlikely friendship: a shy Indian kid, fresh off the boat, with big glasses and a thick accent, and a high school b-ball player… …

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Temple of Bell
Palmyra’s Temple of Bel ‘destroyed’

There had been earlier reports of an explosion at the Temple of Bel in Palmyra, which is held by militants from Islamic State (IS). Syria’s antiquities chief earlier said the basic structure of the 2,000-year-old site was intact. …

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Wes Craven
Wes Craven Remembered: A Master of Modern Horror

Wes Craven made a comic book movie (“Swamp Thing”) before comic book movies were cool, brazenly transformed an Ingmar Bergman scenario into a vicious grindhouse classic (“The Last House on the Left”)…

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Denali
Mount McKinley is being renamed Denali by President Obama

On Sunday, the Obama administration announced that the peak formerly known as Mount McKinley will henceforth be known as “Denali,” its traditional Native Alaskan name.

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Zac Efron
Box Office: Zac Efron Outplayed by Faith-Based…

Zac Efron’s DJ drama “We Are Your Friends” is being silenced by the faith-based film “War Room” at the U.S. box office, according to early Friday estimates. “We Are Your Friends”… …

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Bruce Rauner
Rauner’s $30,000-a-month budget consultant…

Gov. Bruce Rauner’s “superstar” $30,000-a-month budget consultant is leaving the administration as a stalemated state government continues without a spending plan. Donna Arduin…

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Donald Trump
Europeans are obsessed with Donald Trump

Since the real estate mogul made a shocking surge to the top of the Republican presidential polls in the U.S., Europe has fixated on the unapologetic showman, churning out a steady stream of news coverage and commentary.

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Hurricane Katrina, in 7 essential facts

Nearly 10 years after Hurricane Katrina overran New Orleans, the city is still recovering from a disaster that was as much human-caused as natural. Katrina, which formed on August 23, 2005, and hit the Gulf Coast of the US… …

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Henry Cavill
’60s Spies Hit The Big Screen, With Guy Ritchie Flair

Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin have enjoyed lengthy careers — especially for men in a business as dangerous as spying. The American and Soviet CIA agents had a wildly popular run on TV in The Man…

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One minute of silence is now the most popular song in Austria

A one-minute long silent recording is creating a lot of noise in Austria, drawing renewed attention to the country’s refugee crisis. The track, titled “Schweigeminute (Traiskirchen),” rocketed …

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‘Jurassic World’ Lifts Universal to Domestic Box Office Record

Universal Studios has set a record for highest-grossing year domestically with $2.113 billion in 2015 North American box office grosses, passing the record previously set by Warner Bros. in 2009. The year has …

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Clinton
Shooting of journalists renews gun control debate

The deadly shooting of two TV journalists in Virginia again brought the highly politicized issue of gun control to the forefront — with the 2016 Democratic front-runner quickly calling for action on gun violence. Hours after …

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Nosferatu
Horror Is The Best Deal In Hollywood

Imagine this scenario: you’re a big movie producer with a little bit of cash in your pocket, ready to invest. What kind of film are you going to back? What movie would be the best deal for you?  Horror, hands down. It is the …

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Bashar al-Assad
Syria’s Assad ‘confident’ of Iranian and Russian support

The Syrian President, Bashar al-Assad, has said he is confident he has the continuing support of key allies Iran and Russia. A fresh push is under way to resolve Syria’s four-year conflict. …

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Donald Trump
State GOP leaders plot to tie Donald Trump’s hands

Amid mounting concerns about Donald Trump’s candidacy from the GOP establishment, Republican leaders in at least two states have found a way to make life a lot harder for him.

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Quentin Tarantino
7 Things We Learned From Quentin Tarantino’s Interview

Quentin Tarantino is never one to hold back his opinion. The acclaimed filmmaker dished on everything from the possibility of another “Kill Bill” installment to his distaste for Cate Blanchett movies and “True Detective” …

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New York Begins To Question Solitary Confinement

Prison officials in New York last year reached a tentative settlement with the state’s civil liberties union, agreeing to shelve a pending legal battle and instead collaborate on new rules.

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This map shows how enormous US military spending really is

It’s no surprise that the US military is a mighty organization, but this map, found in Bank of America’s “Transforming World” atlas, dramatizes exactly how enormous our defense budget is in context …

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Iran
The ultimate argument in favor of the Iran deal

Want to bomb Iran? Then support the nuclear deal. In meetings on Capitol Hill and with influential policy analysts, administration officials argue that inspections of Iran’s nuclear facilities under the deal will reveal important …

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Cynthia Lopez
New York City Film Commissioner Cynthia Lopez to Exit

New York City film commissioner Cynthia Lopez is to exit her post after less than 18 months on the job. Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office confirmed the resignation Friday morning. There had been rumblings… …

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Success key
18 Inspiring Quotes to Get You Through Any Challenge

Life sometimes demands struggle, but when those times come it’s easy to become overwhelmed. When business is strenuous, partnership are demanding, new ideas are laborious, and relationships are perplexing…

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Ranger
First Female Soldiers Graduate From Army Ranger School

First Lt. Shaye Haver, 25, and Capt. Kristen Griest, 26, received their “Ranger Tabs” today, becoming the first women ever to successfully complete the U.S. Army’s Ranger School at Ft. Benning…

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North Korea
North Korea orders troops on war footing after exchanging…

The KCNA report said Mr Kim declared a “semi-state of war” at an emergency meeting late Thursday. It threatened action unless Seoul ends its anti-Pyongyang border broadcasts. The North often uses…

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Oculus
Inside Industrial Light & Magic’s secret Star Wars VR lab

I’m on Industrial Light & Magic’s motion capture stage, standing inside what they call “the cave.” It’s not much to look at: two big screens angled at 90 degrees, awash in a smeary blur of images. But put on a pair …

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Nuts
Deez Nuts, explained

The 2016 presidential race has already had its share of crazy developments — the most momentous of which has been Donald Trump reaching the top of the Republican field and staying there for weeks. But this month saw another …

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Alexis Tsipras
Greece crisis: PM Alexis Tsipras quits and calls early polls

Greece’s Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has announced he is resigning and has called an early election. Mr Tsipras, who was only elected in January, said he had a moral duty to go to the polls now a third bailout… …

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Stephen Colbert
Stephen Colbert Taps ‘Colbert Report’ Team to Run ‘Late Show’

Stephen Colbert is stocking his new show on CBS with plenty of old faces from his previous job. The comedian will rely on the same production team that ran his “Colbert Report” on Comedy Central to keep…

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Gore Vidal
Documentary Revisits The ‘Dazzling’ Polemics Of The Buckley-Vidal…

After the Republicans held their lively first debate, you heard people saying what they always say nowadays — that our media-driven political discourse has become shallow and petty…

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Marco Rubio
Hillary Clinton and Marco Rubio agree: this is the best way…

Presidential hopefuls from Hillary Clinton to Marco Rubio agree: The current system for paying back student loans makes no sense. It’s arbitrary and confusing. Surprisingly, the two candidates from opposite ends…

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JJ Abrams
‘Star Wars’ Cast, Director J.J. Abrams on What Fans Should Expect in Episode VII

Variety caught up with director J.J. Abrams and the cast of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” recently at Disney’s D23 Expo…

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Migrants
Europe migrant crisis: Surge in numbers at EU borders

Germany has seen a wave of migration from Syria and the Balkans, and now says it could receive as many as 750,000 asylum seekers this year. The EU has been struggling to cope with migrant arrivals in recent months.

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7 Important Things Successful People Do Before Bedtime

Have you ever wondered why some people are able to start the day energized and alert while others have to drag themselves out of bed and into the world of productivity? It’s not simply because of good genes   …

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Cuba: Now comes the hard part

In 1961, Washington severed diplomatic relations with Havana. More than 50 years later, embassies in Washington and Havana have officially reopened. And today, Secretary of State John Kerry travels to Havana to raise the American …

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Box Office: ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Debuts to Scorching…

“Straight Outta Compton” may take place more than two decades ago, but its themes of racial tension, poverty and police brutality still speak to moviegoers living in a post-Ferguson world. The biopic about rap…

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After Delicate Negotiations, U.S. Says It Will Pull Patriot Missiles From Turkey
After Delicate Negotiations, U.S. Says It Will Pull Patriot…

WASHINGTON — The United States said Sunday that it would withdraw two Patriot missile-defense batteries from southern Turkey this fall, a sign that the Pentagon believes the risk of Syrian Army missile…

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China explosions: Chemical specialists sent to Tianjin

China has sent a team of military chemical experts to the northern city of Tianjin, after explosions left at least 50 dead. The blasts, late on Wednesday night, ripped through an industrial port area.

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Jeb Bush defends George W.’s Iraq War legacy

Jeb Bush, wrestling with his brother’s legacy of the Iraq War for the second time in three days, again sought to cast blame on the Obama administration for its failure to achieve a “fragile but secure” peace in…

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Alphabet, New Parent Organization Will Handle A To Z At Google
Larry Page says he wants his fortune to go to Elon Musk.

Most wealthy individuals leave their money either to heirs or to a charitable foundation. But as Page later explained, he thought the Tesla Motors/SpaceX CEO could do more good with the money

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HBO Picks Up ‘Sesame Street’

The Time Warner pay-cable service said it would license the next five seasons of the venerable program, which has taught preschoolers for decades about numbers, letters, emotional development and the joys of a rubber duckie.

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The Marines Who Took Down the American Flag in Havana

Three men who lowered the flag at the American Embassy in Havana in 1961 will be there on Friday to raise it again. Around noon on Jan. 4, 1961, after spending hours feeding mounds of government…

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Former President Jimmy Carter Reveals Cancer Diagnosis

The Associated Press reports that earlier this month Carter announced he had an elective surgery “to remove a small mass from his liver.” A spokeswoman for Carter said that the prognosis after that procedure was…

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NBCUniversal Buys $200 Million Stake in Vox Media

Comcast’s NBCUniversal confirmed it would invest $200 million in Vox Media, a maneuver that will give the company a stake in a passel of media assets that are not wholly dependent on ad-supported video…

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THE HATEFUL EIGHT – Official Teaser Trailer – The Weinstein Company

In THE HATEFUL EIGHT, set six or eight or twelve years after the Civil War, a stagecoach hurtles through the wintry Wyoming landscape. The passengers, bounty hunter John Ruth (Russell) and his fugitive…

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Leo and Marty Reunite for ‘Devil in the White City’

Leonardo DiCaprio will star in the long-in-development “The Devil in the White City” with Martin Scorsese directing for Paramount, sources confirm. The project, which has been in the works for…

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I live in Iran. Here’s how sanctions have shaped my life.

It is 2007, and I am an undergraduate at the University of Tehran. I’m very particular. I take notes with Staedtler Triplus Fineliner pens, in purple and green, and on this particular day I’ve run through the stash…

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China Weakens Its Currency Further

 China weakened its currency, the renminbi, for a second straight day on Wednesday, jolting markets across Asia and raising concerns about the path of the giant economy. The central bank, the People’s Bank of China, set the …

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Texas Police Officer Fired After Fatally Shooting…

Days after a police officer in the Dallas-Fort Worth area city of Arlington fatally shot a young man at a car dealership, Arlington’s police chief says that Officer Brad Miller has been fired. Protesters are calling for

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Straight From Diablo Cody's Life: 'Ricki' And Difficult Families
Straight From Diablo Cody’s Life: ‘Ricki’ And Difficult Families

In her new film, Ricki and the Flash, Meryl Streep plays a musician who used to dream about making it big; now, she’s content to play in a cover band, in a bar. Her boyfriend and bandmate is named Greg, and …

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Google unveils surprise restructuring under Alphabet

Under the rebranding, Google will retain its best-known businesses, such as search, apps, YouTube and Android. Some of the newer entities, such as the investment and research divisions, the “smart…

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Emergency Declared in Ferguson After Shooting
Emergency Declared in Ferguson After Shooting

FERGUSON, Mo. — The St. Louis County executive declared a state of emergency here on Monday as officials and activists sought to regain control of the volatile streets after plainclothes…

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Box Office: ‘Fantastic Four’ Bombs With $26.2 Million Weekend
Box Office: ‘Fantastic Four’ Bombs With $26.2 Million…

Scathing reviews and an indiscreet tweet left “Fantastic Four” on the slab after the franchise reboot flopped at the weekend box office. Fox’s hopes of rejuvenating the comicbook characters …

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How does Russia view the West?

Western governments argue that by annexing Crimea and fomenting war in eastern Ukraine, Mr Putin not only violated Ukraine’s sovereignty, he challenged Europe’s borders and showed himself to be a dangerous and unpredictable leader …

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When running for exercise was for weirdos

Back in the 1960s, jogging was something only athletes and boxers really did. Normal people mostly didn’t do it — and when they did, it was cause for concern. The New York Times ran an amused trend piece in 1968 on the handful …

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Locarno: 10 Power Players of Israel’s Film Industry

Through its top-notch film schools and pair of movies boards, Israel Film Fund and Yehoshua Rabinovich Foundation, Israel has bred a diverse generation of filmmakers and producers who have gained recognition through selections …

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Donald Trump
Trump digs in, plows ahead

Donald Trump gave no ground on Sunday, insisting his crude remarks appearing to imply Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly was menstruating when she questioned him during the first Republican presidential debate were anything but.

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North Korea
North Korea’s new time zone to break from ‘imperialism’

North Korea is to switch to a new time zone to mark its liberation from the Japanese at the end of World War Two, says state media. North Korea is currently in the same time zone as South Korea and Japan… …

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Jon Stewart
Jon Stewart’s Final ‘The Daily Show’ Brims With Warmth, Emotion

Genuine warmth is an extraordinarily rare commodity on television, which is why Jon Stewart’s final “The Daily Show” was something to be treasured, savored and maybe even played back a few times.

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Donald Trump
Donald Trump made one shockingly insightful…

During Thursday night’s GOP debate, Donald Trump bragged about how he deliberately gave money to politicians so that he could later get favors from them. He even said that Hillary Clinton had no…

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Hickory Hollow Cinemas
Gunman Killed, 3 Injured at Movie Theater Shooting…

Police have confirmed that one suspect is dead after a movie-theater shooting outside Nashville, Tenn., on Wednesday. The man reportedly entered a screening of “Mad Max: Fury Road” carrying an airsoft…

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Sony
Sony relives the ’90s, announces dates for Jumanji…

Sony Pictures has announced the release dates of 16 films slated for 2016, 2017, and 2019, including Ghostbusters, Jumanji, The Magnificent Seven, The Dark Tower, Resident Evil 6, Uncharted, as well as…

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Texas ID Law Called Breach of Voting Rights Act

A federal appeals panel ruled Wednesday that a strict voter identification law in Texas discriminated against blacks and Hispanics and violated the Voting Rights Act of 1965 — a decision that election experts called…

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Hiroshima marks 70 years since atomic bomb

Residents in the Japanese city of Hiroshima are commemorating the 70th anniversary of the first atomic bomb being dropped by a US aircraft. A ceremony, attended by PM Shinzo Abe…

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When Relying On The Sun, Energy Storage Remains Out Of Reach

The ability to store energy could transform the way we make and use electricity. But for many utility companies and regular folks, energy storage is still way out of reach.

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A Facebook billionaire is handing tons of cash to poor people in…

No one has found the definitive model for how to grow a poor country into a rich one, or, more relevantly, how to speed up growth in poor countries that are already growing.

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Jenji Kohan Leads Band of Female Showrunners Breaking Rules

In a dynamic marketplace, a rising tide lifts all boats. And the tidal wave of television series production in the past few years has led to an unprecedented number of women serving as captains of their ships…

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GOP debate: John Kasich and Chris Christie in, Rick…

The jockeying to win a ticket to the first Republican presidential debate in Cleveland ended Tuesday afternoon, when Fox News announced the roster of 10 candidates who will be on the stage Thursday evening

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Could Your Child’s Picky Eating Be A Sign Of Depression?

One of the frequent trials of parenthood is dealing with a picky eater. About 20 percent of children ages 2 to 6 have such a narrow idea of what they want to eat that it can make mealtime a battleground.

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Sen. Chuck Schumer enlists famous cousin Amy to pitch guns bill

The two Schumers held a news conference in New York to unveil a new proposal drafted by the senator meant to prevent violent criminals, abusers and those with mental illnesses from obtaining guns.

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Obama
Obama just released his most ambitious climate policy yet

On Monday afternoon, President Obama released the final version of his most ambitious climate policy to date — an EPA program to cut carbon-dioxide emissions from the nation’s power plants. …

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Amazon
Amazon Exec Talk Woody Allen, ‘Top Gear’ Trio and Hannibal

Amazon Studios’ top three programming execs told reporters Monday that they do not see themselves as being in the traditional TV business during a Q&A at the Television Critics Assn. summer press tour. …

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Startup
The Top 9 Mistakes First-Time Entrepreneurs…

For many, it’s the dream: Leaving your career and making the move to entrepreneurship. Some of us are even skipping college to get a head start on starting our businesses. I’ve worked for and consulted with a…

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Planned Parenthood
How Planned Parenthood became Republicans’…

Republicans are back at their five-year fight, preparing this week to vote to yank tens of millions of federal dollars from enemy No. 1 – Planned Parenthood. But the abortion-defunding fight wasn’t always waged…

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El Chapo
Drug Lord: The Legend of Shorty

Two filmmakers set out to interview “El Chapo” Guzman, leader of one of the biggest drug cartels. Frontline Documentary (83:10)

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Watch: Mitt Romney Throws Off Stephen Colbert in…

As the premiere of “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” fast approaches, CBS has offered another glimpse at Colbert’s new hosting gig with three new promos, released Sunday. In one, Colbert begins giving…

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Taliban Leader Mullah Omar is dead. Here’s why that matters.

Mullah Mohammed Omar, the longtime leader of the Taliban, is dead. This has been falsely reported a number of times before, but this time both Afghan intelligence and the Afghan Taliban…

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Paper Towns’ Author John Green Defends Cara Delevingne

After a now infamously awkward interview in which TV anchors accused “Paper Towns” star Cara Delevingne of being “in a mood,” the author of the book has stepped in to defend the model-actress.

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Justice Department
Justice Dept. Hires Compliance Expert to Fight Corporate Crime

Justice Department lawyers who prosecute errant corporations and executives are bringing in a new member to the team — a full-time expert in compliance programs. Andrew Weissmann, who leads…

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Obama gets personal with Dems on Iran

It was a side of President Barack Obama many of the 20 House Democrats who gathered in the White House’s Blue Room Wednesday night hadn’t seen before: engaged, direct, even a little bit personal. Obama dived into his pitch …

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Why nearly all colleges have an armed police force

When University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing was charged with murder today for shooting Samuel DuBose during a traffic stop, the prosecutor in the case had harsh words for university police in general.

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US emergency worker resigns for hanging up on 911 caller

A 911 dispatcher in the US has resigned after telling a frantic caller who was trying to save the life of a shooting victim to “deal with it yourself”. Matthew Sanchez was reassigned after the incident …

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Congress faces fall from hell

Speaker John Boehner, addressing a roomful of fellow House Republicans on Tuesday morning, described a major, six-year highway bill crafted by the Senate as a “piece of shit,” according to sources in the room. Senate Republicans …

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John Kerry
John Kerry to House GOP: ‘I don’t need any lessons from you’

House Republicans reviewing the Iran nuclear agreement threw everything they could Tuesday at Secretary of State John Kerry — including the clock. They railed against Iran’s sponsorship…

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Lion
Investigation Underway Into Killing Of Cecil, Zimbabwe’s…

Conservationists are lamenting the hunting and killing of a well-known lion from western Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park. The black-maned lion, named Cecil, was 13 years old and had become popular among…

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Medicaid
How Medicaid forces families like mine to stay poor

On a crisp California morning in February 2012, my sister-in-law, Marcella Wagner, was driving down the interstate toward Chico State University, where she had just entered the nursing program …

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Tom Cruise
Box Office: ‘Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation’ Tries to…

Tom Cruise is risking life and limb in “Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation” to prove he’s still one of Hollywood’s biggest stars. In the fifth installment of the two-decade-old series, Cruise clings to…

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Gnetlemen
35 life hacks for the modern gentleman

There are certain things every guy should know. From how to properly cook a steak to clear-cut rules on matching your dress shoes to your suit, these tips will make every guy’s life a little easier. 1. Roll your shirt sleeves …

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Republican Race
The GOP’s battle for 10th place

Rick Perry called Donald Trump a “cancer.” Rick Santorum racked up five national TV hits in a single day. And Lindsey Graham filmed himself setting his cellphone on fire. Welcome to the race for 10th place. The 11th-hour …

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Nato
IS conflict: Nato to discuss Turkey-Syria border crisis

The country, which had previously been reluctant to intervene, has launched raids against IS in Syria and Kurdish PKK guerrillas in northern Iraq. The strikes followed a wave of attacks by militants on Turkish soil.

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Adam Sandler
Adam Sandler: 5 Reasons He’s No Longer a Movie Star

Is it game over for Adam Sandler? His new comedy, “Pixels,” opened over the weekend to a mediocre $24 million, a disappointing result for the $88 million project. Sandler’s latest box office lemon comes on the…

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The Reason Every Meme Uses That One Font

If you’ve spent much time on the internet, you’ve seen a meme like the one above: a picture, white words, a black outline, and the same exact font. Why do so many memes have the same appearance?

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Dark Matter
The Largest Thing in the Universe

More than ten years ago, while taking the temperature of the universe, astronomers found something odd. They discovered that a patch of sky, spanning the width of 20 moons, was unusually cold. The astronomers were measuring the …

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Holding Hands
How to be human: advice for the future

The first time someone asked me for dating advice, I was 15 and had never had a boyfriend. My brother, 20 and away at college, called me at home in rural Colorado from the co-op where he lived in Los Angeles…

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Lafayette Theater Shooting Inspires Safety Debate…

Once again, mass shootings have cast a pall over the summer box office, provoking debate about what safety measures need to be instituted to ensure these tragedies do not become commonplace… …

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Poverty
Why Disability And Poverty Still Go Hand In Hand 25 Years…

If you have a disability in the U.S., you’re twice as likely to be poor as someone without a disability. You’re also far more likely to be unemployed. And that gap has widened in the 25 years since the…

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Wyatt Cenac
Wyatt Cenac: I called out Jon Stewart for being insensitive…

Wyatt Cenac, a former Daily Show writer and on-air correspondent, has accused Jon Stewart of shouting at him to “Fuck off!” when Cenac expressed concerns about Stewart’s impression of short-lived…

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Air Strike
U.S. Jets to Use Turkish Bases in War on ISIS

Turkey plunged into the fight against the Islamic State on Thursday, rushing forces into the first direct combat with its militants on the Syrian border and granting permission for American warplanes to use two Turkish air bases …

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Jurassic World
‘Jurassic World’ Passes ‘Avengers’ to Become Third Biggest Film…

“Jurassic World” is now the third highest-grossing film in history, behind only “Titanic” and “Avatar.” The dinosaur thriller has racked up $1.52 billion, pushing it past “Marvel’s The Avengers”…

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Gas Pump
Congress keeps finding increasingly absurd ways to avoid…

Here’s a familiar tale: Congress periodically runs out of money to pay for all the roads and highways and bridges it wants to fund. Historically, this money has largely come from the federal gas tax…

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Cancer Patient
Intensive End-Of-Life Care On The Rise For Cancer Patients

Conversations about end-of-life care are difficult. But even though most people now take some steps to communicate their wishes, many may still receive more intensive care than they would have wished…

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Donald Trump
Donald Trump Lifts the Veil on his Financial Empire

Donald Trump on Wednesday opened the kimono on his business empire, and revealed a whole heck of a lot of assets. Trump made good on his promise to file the financial disclosure required of presidential…

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Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton is not a great campaigner, but she’s mastered…

The 2015 Netroots Nation conference was a disaster for Bernie Sanders and Martin O’Malley. But it was a win for Hillary Clinton. Interrupted by #BlackLivesMatter activists, Sanders began…

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Highway Traffic
What do highways have to do with Planned Parenthood…

Mitch McConnell is eyeing a major breakthrough on a multiyear highway bill that many in Congress doubted could be done. But his colleagues vying for the presidency see something else…

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Kate Tempest
Kate Tempest will Connect You with Your Emotions and the Cold

Of all the artists I saw at SXSW this year, Tempest was the one I’ll never forget. The London hip-hop artist, playwright and poet speaks with a clarity and honesty unencumbered by code or lingo…

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DirecTV
FCC Nearing Approval of Large AT&T-DirecTV Merger

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said that he is recommending approval of the AT&T merger with DirecTV with conditions, including provisions to prevent the combined company from… …

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Benicio Del Toro
Star Wars Episode VIII: Benicio Del Toro Eyed for Villain

Casting for Disney and Lucasfilm’s “Star Wars: Episode VIII” is already in motion, as Benicio Del Toro has been offered the role of the villain in the upcoming sequel, sources tell Variety…

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John Kerry
U.S. Loses ‘All Credibility’ If Congress Rejects Nuclear Deal

Just after hosting Cuba’s foreign minister at the State Department, Secretary of State John Kerry sat down with NPR Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep to discuss the restoration of diplomatic relations…

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Cuban Flag
U.S. and Cuba Reopen Their Long-Closed Embassies

After more than a half-century of Cold War estrangement, the United States reopened its six-story embassy in Havana on Monday, and Cuba raised a flag outside its own stately embassy in Washington.

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Gerrymandering
There’s a simple way to end gerrymandering. Too bad Congress…

Years back, a law professor told me that when she teaches a class on the drawing of legislative districts, she leaves the issue of multi-member districts for last because it solves all the problems…

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Bill Cosby
Bill Cosby’s 2005 lawsuit deposition transcript is filled…

The New York Times has published highlights from the transcript of a deposition of Bill Cosby that took place over four days in 2005 and 2006. The deposition was held as part of a lawsuit filed by…

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Pluto
The Long, Strange Trip to Pluto, and How NASA Nearly Missed It

Planetary scientists are coloring in the family portrait of our solar system as close-up photographs and observations stream back from Pluto, a world three billion miles away with towering mountains of ice, vast…

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Eli Roth
Eli Roth Producing Snapchat Murder Mystery

Snapchat users will be able to figure out if the butler did it in real time. In an intriguing, digital-era twist, CryptTV, the digital network co-founded by “Hostel” maestro Eli Roth, will host a live murder mystery on the …

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Escaping ISIS
Frontline: Escaping ISIS

Khalil al-Dakhi was once a lawyer, but today, he runs a modern-day underground railroad that helps families escape captivity from ISIS.

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Hillary Campaign
A peek inside Hillary Clinton’s Brooklyn HQ

Hillary Clinton’s Brooklyn campaign headquarters is finally ready for its close-up. On Thursday, the campaign ended a three-month period during which its HQ was considered “off the record” to visitors and allowed POLITICO …

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School
The Senate just voted to get rid of No Child Left Behind

The Senate voted 81-17 Thursday to replace No Child Left Behind, the landmark federal education law that’s now long overdue for an overhaul. The Senate’s bill, the Every Child Achieves Act, would keep…

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Obama Prison
Obama, in Oklahoma, Takes Reform Message to the Prison Cell Block

They opened the door to Cell 123, and President Obama stared inside. In the space of 9 feet by 10 feet, he saw three bunks, a toilet with no seat, a night table with books, a small sink, prison clothes…

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Emmys
Emmy Award Nominations: Full List of 2015 Emmy Nominees

The 2015 Primetime Emmy Awards were announced on July 16 and HBO’s “Game of Thrones” received the most nominations. Andy Samberg will host the 2015 Primetime Emmy Awards on September 20.

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Greece
Greece’s Parliament Approves Austerity Measures

Greece’s Parliament approved the controversial austerity measures struck Monday with the country’s creditors, but the vote created a rift within the ruling left-wing Syriza party…

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Netflix
Netflix: 65M Subscribers in Q2, Strong Growth

Netflix packed on 3.3 million new members worldwide in the second quarter of 2015 — a company record for the historically weak period — and beat Wall Street earnings estimates.

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Pluto Mountains
NASA’s New Horizons Reveals Ice Mountains on Pluto

A day after its successful flyby, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft sent back the first close-up photographs of Pluto, revealing a young surface dotted with ice mountains. The piano-size spacecraft traveled…

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Barack Obama
Iran nuclear deal: ‘99% of world agrees’ says Obama

Critics of the nuclear agreement with Iran are at odds with “99% of the world and the majority of nuclear experts”, US President Barack Obama has said. He challenged critics of Tuesday’s deal to…

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Branding
Hollywood Agencies Look for New Ways to Brand Clients as…

How dramatically is the world changing for Hollywood’s largest talent agencies? Three words: Professional Bull Riders. WME/IMG’s acquisition in April of the Pueblo, Colo.-based sports outfit underscores how…

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Justice
Obama is right about the criminal “injustice system”: 7 ways…

President Barack Obama on Tuesday criticized the criminal justice system for its many racial disparities, characterizing it as an “injustice system.” “The bottom line is that in too many places,” Obama said…

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Pluto
Pluto Mission Gets A Poetic Tribute

Tuesday morning, the New Horizons space probe zipped past Pluto going 30,000 miles per hour. It carries the ashes of the man who discovered the dwarf planet, along with several spectrometers to analyze Pluto’s surface and one …

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Nuclear Bomb
Deal Reached on Iran Nuclear Program; Limits on Fuel Would…

Iran and a group of six nations led by the United States reached a historic accord on Tuesday to significantly limit Tehran’s nuclear ability for more than a decade in return for lifting international oil and financial…

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Baby Names
Waiting To Pick Your Baby’s Name Risks Medical Mistakes

Some parents pick out a name for their child as soon as the pregnancy test turns positive. For others, the choice of a name is a game-time decision, taking minutes, hours or even a day or two after birth.

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Suicide Squad
‘Suicide Squad’ Teaser From Comic-Con Arrives Online

Warner Bros. premiered the first footage from “Suicide Squad” at Comic-Con, drawing a big response for the early glimpse of Jared Leto stepping into the shoes of the Joker. And now you can watch…

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The Pentagon
Pentagon: Transgenders to Soon Serve Openly in the Military

The Pentagon is moving to allow transgender people to serve openly in the military by early next year and end an “outdated” regulation that harms the armed forces…

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El Chapo
Notorious cartel chief “El Chapo” and his prison escape

On July 11, one of the most famous criminals in the world — Mexican cartel chief Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán — escaped from prison. Guzmán’s escape is a huge deal for Mexico…

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Hillary Clinton New Zealand
The Best Way to Vilify Hillary Clinton? G.O.P. Spends Heavily to…

Inside an office park here, about a dozen women gathered to watch a 30-second television spot that opened with Hillary Rodham Clinton looking well-coiffed and aristocratic, toasting champagne with… …

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New Horizons
NASA’s New Horizons mission to Pluto, explained

NASA’s New Horizons mission to Pluto is about to show us the dwarf planet up close for the first time. Until very recently, the best photos ever taken showed it as a small dot. But on July 14, the probe is going to…

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Egypt Uprising solidarity protest Melbourne 4 Feb 2011
Seeking Control Over Narrative, Egypt Puts Growing Pressure…

On Saturday, a blast ripped through Cairo’s Italian consulate, rocking the capital. And one of the first things Egyptian police did was briefly hold four foreign journalists — because they arrived too quickly.

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The Martian
Movies Like ‘The Martian,’ ‘The Walk’ Will Be Important…

“Jurassic World,” “Mad Max: Fury Road,” “Avengers: Age of Ultron” and other summer blockbusters are helping to rejuvenate 3D ticket sales, RealD’s Anthony Marcoly claims. The 3D maker’s…

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NYSE
When Computers Go Down, It’s Not Always a Hack

In the immediate aftermath of terrorist attacks like the 2011 massacre in Oslo and the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, many people mistakenly jump to the conclusion that the perpetrators are Islamic…

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STEM
How More Education Could Save A Half-Million American Lives

Getting a high school diploma is as good for health as quitting smoking. That’s the finding from a study released Wednesday by researchers at the University of Colorado, New York University and the University…

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Medicare
Medicare wants to pay doctors to talk about death. Expect political controversy.

The Obama administration plans to pay doctors to hold end-of-life planning conversations with patients, a…

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Alexis Tsipras
Greece debt crisis: Banks stay shut as endgame looms

The Greek government has extended bank closures and a €60 (£43; $66) daily limit on ATM withdrawals until Monday. The curbs were imposed on 28 June, after a deadlock in bailout talks with creditors led to a rush…

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Minions
Box Office: ‘Minions’ Eyes Massive $100 Million-Plus Debut

Kids really love those mischievous yellow critters. Universal and Illumination Entertainment’s “Minions” should score one of the year’s top openings, with the family film on pace to pull in $100 million…

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Coal
An important climate story: The global coal renaissance

If you only focused on the United States, you might think coal’s days are numbered. The dirtiest of all fossil fuels once provided more than half of America’s electricity. That has since dropped to 39 percent…

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Ted Cruz partners with donor’s ‘psychographic’ firm

Ted Cruz’s presidential effort is working closely with a little-known company owned by one of his biggest donors that uses non-traditional “psychographic” analyses of voters to try to win them over…  

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Musician
Why Musician Films Leave So Much Music Off Screen

For anyone more interested in Amy Winehouse’s music than in her martyrdom, the most shocking images in Asif Kapadia’s new documentary Amy may not be the ones showing her strung out…

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SAG AFTRA
SAG-AFTRA Reaches Deals With Chicago’s WBEZ, San….

Content creation professionals at Chicago Public Media have reached an agreement with management on their first union contract, covered by SAG-AFTRA. The unit includes anchors, hosts…

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Jeb
Jeb’s South Korean sugar daddy

As he amassed wealth after leaving the Florida governor’s office, Jeb Bush delivered 10 separate paid speeches to a South Korean metal company that won more than $1 billion in contracts from his brother’s presidential administration …

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Bankrupt
A Bankrupt Greece Is Struggling to Stay Afloat

This is what it looks like when a country goes bankrupt. The Greek government, which missed a payment on Tuesday to the International Monetary Fund, is scrambling to come up with the money …

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Police Line
Nationwide Crime Spike Has Law Enforcement Retooling Its Approach

Crime in America may be on the rise again. It’s too early to talk about a national trend, but there have been troubling spikes in shootings and murders in big cities such as New York, Baltimore and Los Angeles.

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Cuba Map
U.S. And Cuba Will Formally Re-Establish Diplomatic Relations

A White House administration official confirms that the United States and Cuba have come to an agreement to formally re-establish diplomatic relations and open embassies in Havana and Washington.

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Jeb Bush
Jeb’s wealth to riches story: Bush releases 33 years of tax returns

Jeb Bush has raked in at least $29 million since leaving office in 2007, according to 33 years of tax returns the Republican candidate released on Tuesday as he sought to spin a narrative about his own wealth…

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Creed Trailer
Watch: Michael B. Jordan’s ‘Creed’ Trailer Gives ‘Rocky’ New Life

The first trailer for “Creed,” the seventh Rocky Balboa film, has hit the Web, but this time, it’s Michael B. Jordan who dons the boxing gloves. “Fantastic Four” star Jordan plays the son of Balboa’s…

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Greece Bailout
Greece debt crisis: IMF payment missed as bailout expires

Greece has missed the deadline for a €1.6bn (£1.1bn) payment to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), hours after eurozone ministers refused to extend its bailout. But the ministers said…

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Trump
NBC Cutting Ties to Donald Trump Over ‘Derogatory’…

NBC is ending its long relationship with Donald Trump in the wake of the presidential hopeful’s recent comments about Mexican immigrants. NBC said it will no longer carry the Trump-produced Miss…

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Socrates
White House on Greece: Not our Problem

U.S. stocks tanked on Monday with the Dow giving up all its gains for the year as Greece headed toward default and possible exit from the eurozone common currency union. And the White House said: not…

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Inside Out
Chart: How Inside Out’s 5 emotions work together to…

An important part of the climax of Pixar’s wonderful new film Inside Out involves the realization that all of our emotions are important, that feeling sad can be just as crucial as feeling happy, no matter… …

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Needle
Supreme Court Allows Use of Execution Drug

The Supreme Court ruled on Monday against three death row inmates who had sought to bar the use of an execution drug they said risked causing excruciating pain. In the process, two dissenting members of the court… …

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Terminator
‘Terminator Genisys,’ ‘Magic Mike’ Face Off Over July 4th

Arnold Schwarzenegger is hoping to reinvigorate his faltering film career this holiday weekend by breaking out a certain cyborg’s trademark sunglasses and leather jacket. After all, nostalgia can be…

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Greek Flag
Greece Will Close Banks to Stem Flood of Withdrawals

Greece will keep its banks closed on Monday and place restrictions on the withdrawal and transfer of money, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said in a televised address on Sunday night, as Athens tries…

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Same Sex Marriage
A History on Same Sex Marriage in the US, explained

In 2004, same-sex marriage was legal in just one state. But over the next 11 years, marriage equality spread across the nation — to 50 states and Washington, DC — through a mix of court decisions…

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Barack Obama
Obama: One of the most consequential presidents in history

After Thursday’s Supreme Court ruling, there’s no longer any doubt: Barack Obama is one of the most consequential presidents in American history — and he will be a particularly towering figure in the history…

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Murdoch
James and Lachlan Murdoch Take Over 21st Century Fox on July 1

21st Century Fox has confirmed the generational shakeup of its top management ranks starting July 1, with James Murdoch taking the CEO reins while Lachlan Murdoch becomes executive co-chairman…  

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Drone
For U.S., Killing Terrorists Is a Means to an Elusive End

Twice in the last week, the United States has focused its vast manhunting machinery on tracking down and striking terrorist leaders in anarchic countries that for the White House once embodied the promise…

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Trump
11 bonkers quotes from Donald Trump’s campaign…

Donald Trump, real estate billionaire and reality TV star, announced his presidential campaign today in a dramatic and eccentric speech at the Trump Tower in New York City. Here are some of the strangest quotes…

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Trade
U.S. House Votes To Buy Time For Obama’s Trade Agenda

This afternoon, the U.S. House voted 236 to 189 to give itself six more weeks to sort out tangled legislation involving trade. The House Republican leaders prodded their members to approve a rule change…

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Books
The 9 Best Summer Reads Under 400 Pages

Summer is a time for travel and lazing about with a good book, preferably something you can rip through by the time your getaway ends. To make those plane, train, and car rides fly by, Goodreads, the world’s largest website

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Kendrick Lamar
A Visit From Kendrick Lamar — Best Day Of School Ever?

At around midday Monday at High Tech High School in North Bergen, N.J., about 40 students are crammed into a small classroom, anxiously waiting for Kendrick Lamar to walk into the room…

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Jeb Bush
Jeb Bush Makes It Official: He’s Running

Jeb Bush formally declared his candidacy for the White House on Monday. “Our country is on a very bad course. And the question is: What are we going to do about it? The question for me is: What am I going to do about it?

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‘GoT’ Star Lena Headey on Cersei’s Humbling Season 5 Journey

Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) has been one of the most formidable characters in “Game of Thrones” since its very first episode — a calculating and ruthless political operator who…

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Jon Stewart
Jon Stewart savages New York Times reporting on…

Jon Stewart tore into The New York Times’ coverage of Marco Rubio on “The Daily Show” Wednesday night, mocking the Gray Lady for its reporting on the senator’s traffic violations and financial issues.

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Supreme Court
Worst-Case Scenarios If the High Court Shoots Down Obamacare

In the next couple of weeks, the Supreme Court will issue one of its most important rulings of the year: whether key subsidies that underpin the Affordable Care Act will survive.

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Christopher Lee
Christopher Lee, Dracula and ‘Star Wars’ Actor, Dies at 93

Christopher Lee, the second most famous Dracula of the 20th century — an impressive feat — and a memorably irrepressible villain in James Bond film “The Man With the Golden Gun,” in the…

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Rupert Murdoch
Rupert Murdoch’s Legacy: Politics, Profit and Print

Despite handing over key titles to his sons James and Lachlan, Rupert Murdoch isn’t going away just yet. But the 21st Century Fox chairman is transitioning toward a future without him, which makes word of what…

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Bill Gates
18 Inspiring Billionaire Quotes About Resilience in…

The life of a billionaire must be pretty awesome, there’s no doubt about that. It’s not a cakewalk, though. In fact, some of the world’s wealthiest and most successful people have also had the greatest…

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Pete Docter
‘Inside Out’ Director Pete Docter Talks Animation Influences

“Inside Out” director Pete Docter talked about the process of making a film at Pixar with film critic Elvis Mitchell and the crowd attending a special screening of the movie at the L.A. Film Festival on June 9.

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US Troops
In Shift, U.S. Will Send 450 Advisers to Help Iraq Fight ISIS

President Obama has authorized the deployment of up to 450 more American troops to Iraq to train and assist the Iraqi forces battling the Islamic State, the White House announced…

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UN peacekeepers ‘barter goods for sex’

UN peacekeepers regularly barter goods for sex with people in the countries the world body is meant to be helping, a draft UN report says. The document by the UN Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) says it has found …

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Graduation
The Truth About America’s Graduation Rate

There have been mixed reviews on where America’s youth is at with higher education. NPR has decided to take a deeper look. Check out this unique, interactive look at graduation rates in America.

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Renewables
Here’s what it would take for the US to run on 100…

It is technically and economically feasible to run the US economy entirely on renewable energy, and to do so by 2050. That is the conclusion of a new study in the journal Energy & Environmental … …

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Jurassic World
‘Jurassic World’ Ticket Sales Outpacing All 2014 Summer…

“Jurassic World” will bare some impressive teeth at the box office this weekend. The action-thriller is expected to debut to $115 million. That would rank as the third biggest bow of the year behind “Furious 7″ and… …

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Middle East
A Net Assessment of the Middle East

The term “Middle East” has become enormously elastic. The name originated with the British Foreign Office in the 19th century. The British divided the region into the Near East, the area closest to the United Kingdom and most …

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gluten free
The gluten-free craze is out of hand: 8 facts to counter the madness.

The gluten-free craze continues in the United States, fueled by celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow and well-debunked books like Wheat Belly. By 2016, Americans are expected to…

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Anna & Elizabeth
Another Tiny Desk Concert: Anna & Elizabeth

Tiny Desk Concerts offer an intimate setting for live music that’s truly captivating. If you’ve never thought your tastes would lean to mountain music, breathe deep and soak it all in.

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Melissa McCarthy
This Year, Women (And Girls) Rule The Big Screen

With Spy topping Hollywood’s box-office charts this weekend, Melissa McCarthy becomes the latest woman to head a major box-office hit in 2015. And while that merely puts her in good company this year…

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Barack Obama
What President Obama really said about his ISIS strategy

It’s been widely reported that President Obama said Monday that he doesn’t have a strategy for defeating the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. Some news outlets have played it as a gaffe that reveals…

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DARPA
At DARPA Challenge, Robots (Slowly) Move Toward Better…

Earlier this week, 23 robots from all over the world competed in Pomona, Calif., for a $2 million prize in the DARPA Robotics Challenge. And thousands of humans watched as the machines showed off…

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Bill Clinton
Scandals Only Make the Clintons Stronger

One has to wonder: When Republicans gathered earlier this year to scheme the defeat of Hillary Clinton, who was the genius who stood up and said, “I know. We’ll challenge the Clintons’ pristine record on ethics. They’ll …

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Fantasia
Disney Developing ‘Fantasia’ Sequence Into Live-Action Movie

Disney is developing a movie based on the iconic “Night on Bald Mountain” closing sequence from the 1940 animated pic “Fantasia” for its latest live-action adaptation. Matt Sazama and Burk…

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Navy Seal
SEAL Team 6: A Secret History of Quiet Killings and Blurred Lines

The unit best known for killing Osama bin Laden has been converted into a global manhunting machine with limited outside oversight. They have plotted deadly missions from secret bases in the…

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Barack Obama
Obama’s interviews with local journalists don’t go as planned

A handful of the regional interviewers invited to the White House didn’t make it easy on the president. The “Live from the White House” series is usually President Barack Obama’s show. But not all of his…  

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Steve Martin
AFI Honoree Steve Martin Is More Than Just a Comedian

Steve Martin isn’t someone who’s expecting to live on in posterity. “I think it’s misguided if you actually believe you’re going be remembered,” he says. “There’s so many great artists…

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Dark Net
Infiltrating ‘The Dark Net,’ Where Criminals and Extremists Reign

There’s a side to the Internet most people have never visited. Tor Hidden Services, or the Tor Network, is an encrypted, hidden network of about 50,000 websites that can’t be accessed…

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Middle East
Why the US can’t fix the Middle East’s problems, in one quote

There’s no doubt that America’s Middle East policy has contributed mightily to the region’s problems. But it’s important to keep in mind that the real causes of regional chaos are local…

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Vote
Democrats Wage a National Fight Over Voter Rules

Democrats allied with Hillary Rodham Clinton are mounting a nationwide legal battle 17 months before the 2016 presidential election, seeking to roll back Republican-enacted restrictions on…

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Bernie Sanders
The real reason Bernie Sanders is a threat to Hillary Clinton

Bernie Sanders has emerged as a serious threat to Hillary Clinton — but not because he’s going to beat her. Instead, if Sanders holds on to his recent second-place status in primary polls, and retains enthusiasm…

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Disney
Pink Slips at Disney. But First, Training Foreign Replacements.

The employees who kept the data systems humming in the vast Walt Disney fantasy fief did not suspect trouble when they were suddenly summoned to meetings with their boss.

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Primetime TV
Most Memorable TV Moments of the 2014-2015 Season

Before Emmy voters have their say on the finest work from the past year on TV, Variety editors and writers selected a few favorite moments that stood out for us from a range of comedies, dramas…

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Books
4 Books to Read if You Want to Change the World

Some people learn entrepreneurship from their family business; others learn it by studying entrepreneurship in school. I did neither. Instead, I was enrolled in the “learn while you burn”…

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Avatar
James Cameron, Fox, HP Sign Deal for Immersive…

20th Century Fox, James Cameron’s Lightstorm Entertainment and Hewlett-Packard have inked a five-year deal to create an immersive digital experience for the next three “Avatar” movies.

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Edward Snowden
Video: Edward Snowden Takes Questions From London Audience

Nearly two years after his information about America’s spying programs caused an international uproar, former NSA contract worker Edward Snowden spoke to an audience in London…

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American Flag
US Senate approves USA Freedom Act. Here’s what it does.

The Senate today passed the USA Freedom Act in a 67-32 vote. The legislation renews recently expired provisions of the Patriot Act while also increasing oversight of government spying activities…

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Digital Music
Streaming Utopia: Imagining Digital Music’s Perfect World

Maria Yanez might be the present-day music industry’s ideal customer. The 36-year-old from Long Beach, Calif., owns roughly 1,000 vinyl records. Though she has sold “a lot” of her CDs and stopped…

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Caitlyn Jenner
What pronoun should you use for Caitlyn Jenner?

When Caitlyn Jenner came out as a transgender woman to ABC News’s Diane Sawyer, she asked to be referred to with male pronouns for the time being. But in a new Vanity Fair cover story by Buzz…

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Flag
In Debate Over Patriot Act, Lawmakers Weigh Risks vs. Liberty

Just one senator voted against the Patriot Act, calling it a violation of civil liberties when it passed in the frightening, angry days after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Nearly 14 years later, 77 senators voted to…

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chip
Intel Makes Biggest Bet In Its History

The chipmaker Intel is buying a company that makes … chips. Altera will cost about $16.7 billion in cash. It would be the largest acquisition in Intel’s 47-year history, and it’s part of an effort to secure business. While …

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Italy World Fair
At World’s Fair In Italy, The Future Of Food Is On The Table

For the next six months, Italy is hosting a dinner party — and the entire world is invited to attend. The event, called Expo Milano 2015, is the latest World’s Fair. This year’s theme is feeding the planet…

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solar impulse
Solar Impulse plane begins zero-fuel Pacific crossing

Swiss pilot Andre Borschberg has begun his bid to cross the Pacific, from China to Hawaii, in the zero-fuel Solar Impulse aeroplane. The experimental aircraft, which has a wingspan bigger than a jumbo…

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Shia LaBeouf
Shia LaBeouf delivers best motivational speech ever

JUST DO IT. This is Shia’s mantra in what might be the most intensely delivered motivational speech you’ve ever seen. If you need an extra push to get going today, this should help. Enjoy.

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North Korea
The US tried to sabotage North Korea’s nuclear program…

In 2010, the United States launched a covert malware campaign aimed at sabotaging North Korea’s nuclear program, according to a new report from Reuters’ Joseph Menn, citing multiple sources familiar with the…

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Nelson Mandela
In South Africa, continuing racism leads blacks to doubt Mandela’s vision

Early one weekend morning, just after the nightclubs had closed, three young white men ambled into the harsh fluorescent…

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Tron 3
Disney Pulls Plug on ‘Tron 3′

Disney decided to put the brakes on development of  “Tron 3,” the latest installment of the cult favorite that originated in the 1980s, because the studio could not find a place on its crowded slate as it looked all the …

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Surveillance
Obama Warns the Senate to Pass Surveillance Law

President Obama suggested ominously on Friday that allowing domestic surveillance programs to expire at a Sunday deadline could lead to a terrorist attack on the United States. Pushing the Senate to break a…

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faith no more
Faith No More’s Mike Patton: ‘You Create Your Own Freedom’

After an 18-year silence, last week saw the return of mercurial rock group Faith No More with the group’s seventh full length, Sol Invictus. Though appropriate enough, using the word “rock” as a descriptor…

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Electric Chair
The death penalty in US: expensive, racially skewed, yet popular

Nebraska just became the 19th state to abolish the death penalty — and it’s not the only state questioning the policy. A drug shortage has caused states to experiment with new lethal injection…

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Hastert
Ex-Speaker Hastert charged with lying to FBI…

Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert agreed to pay $3.5 million in apparent hush money to a longtime acquaintance to cover-up wrongdoing in his past, then lied to the FBI when asked about suspicious cash…

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Sunset Edge
Film Review: ‘Sunset Edge’

Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert agreed to pay $3.5 million in apparent hush money to a longtime acquaintance to cover-up wrongdoing in his past, then lied to the FBI when asked about suspicious cash withdrawals from several …

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fifa world cup
FIFA officials arrested for corruption

Swiss officials arrested seven officials from FIFA, the governing body of international soccer, early Wednesday morning US time at their hotel in Zurich. The FIFA indictment could be just the beginning. Why a case about soccer …

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Batman
Batman May Appear in ‘Suicide Squad’ After All

When iconic Batman villains the Joker (Jared Leto) and Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) were announced as part of Warner Bros.’ “Suicide Squad” lineup, fans began to wonder whether Ben Affleck’s Dark Knight…

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death penalty
Nebraska is the first conservative state in 40 years to ban the death penalty

Wednesday afternoon, the Nebraska legislature voted to abolish the death penalty, overriding a veto from Governor…

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Aliens
Why Aren’t The Aliens Here Already?

The story begins like this: In 1950, a group of high-powered physicists were lunching together near the Los Alamos National Laboratory. Among those in attendance were Edward Teller (father of the nuclear bomb) and the Nobel Prize-winning …

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Cleveland Police
Police in Cleveland Accept Tough Standards on Force

The Cleveland police department, which has become synonymous with the racially charged debate over police tactics, has agreed to follow some of the most exacting standards in the nation over how…

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Time Warner
John Malone Reclaims Cable Crown with Charter-TW Cable Deal (Analysis)

More than a year after getting outfoxed by Comcast’s Brian Roberts in the hunt for Time Warner Cable, patience and perseverance…

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Playground
Out Of The Classroom And Into The Woods

Kids in the U.S. are spending less time outside. Even in kindergarten, recess is being cut back. But in the small town of Quechee, Vt., a teacher is bucking that trend: One day a week, she takes her students outside — for the …

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Immigration
Ruling puts Obama’s immigration legacy in jeopardy

A series of setbacks and delays in the key legal challenge to President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration could irreparably damage his legacy on the issue, even if the Supreme Court ultimately…

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Jerry Seinfeld
Seinfield’s ‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee’ Season 6 Trailer

Jerry returns for more laughs in Season 6. Riding along are: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jim Carrey, Steve Harvey, Stephen Colbert, Bill Maher and Trevor Noah. Premieres June 3 at 11:30 PM ET.

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Iraqi Military
Iraqi Army and Shiite Militias Begin Push to Take Ramadi From ISIS

Iraqi officials said Tuesday that a combined force of Iraqi soldiers and allied Shiite militias had started moving to retake the city of Ramadi, the capital of Anbar Province, from Islamic State fighters.

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Venus
This inflatable plane could explore the clouds of Venus

Northrop Grumman has a new idea for exploring Venus. Announced earlier this month, the Venus Atmospheric Maneuverability Platform (or VAMP) would let NASA skim Venus’s upper…

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Solar Energy
Here’s where the jobs in renewable energy are opening up

Compared to its competitors in the energy space, the renewable energy industry is young. But it is growing quickly, especially in Asia. This week the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)…

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ABBA
ABBA’s Essential, Influential Melancholy

Dressed in black and greeted by Barry and Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees, former ABBAmembers Anni-Frid Lyngstad and Benny Andersson took their 2010 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame seriously and sincerely. While…

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Mad Max Parody
When Mario Kart meets Mad Max [Parody]

A new parody video reimagines the movie Mad Max: Fury Road, currently showing in theaters, as one of my favorite video games: Mario Kart. I thought I knew everything I needed to know about the Mad Max movie series. I was …

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Alarm Clock
This 7-Minute Morning Routine Will Change Your (Work) Life

It only takes seven minutes to change how you approach your day. Using the routine described below when you get to work will make a world of difference in your productivity, your attitude, your success

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gunshot
Cleveland Cops shot at 2 unarmed black people 137 times.

No one is going to prison for it. A Cleveland police officer on Saturday was found not guilty of two counts of voluntary manslaughter for taking part in a 2012 shooting…

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Sprawl
How Suburban Sprawl Hurts the Poor

Back in February, the Detroit Free Press detailed the plight of James Robertson, a 56-year-old Detroit man who worked at a suburban injection mold factory. He rode buses for 2.5 hours to and from work, but limited service left …

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Poltergeist
‘Poltergeist’ Review: Fundamentally Unnecessary

The closing credits for Gil Kenan’s remake of the 1982 horror classic “Poltergeist” feature the band Spoon covering the Cramps’ 1980 punk classic “TV Set.” Spoon is a tasteful, studious yet largely anodyne indie rock …

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NSA Aerial
Senate fails to resolve standoff over Patriot Act

Scrambling to prevent a shutdown of a program used to track terrorists, the Senate pulled an all-nighter but failed early Saturday to resolve a standoff over the National Security Agency system of collecting…

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Drought
Farmers Agree to Water Cuts in California

Ever since the Gold Rush, California farmers have staked their claim to water and ferociously protected their rights to use it to irrigate the crops that have made the state the greengrocer for the nation. But on Friday, in a …

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Ireland
Vote in Ireland Could Complete…

In 1993, Ireland was among the last countries in the Western World to decriminalize homosexuality. Some 22 years later, it could become the first to legalize same-sex marriages by popular vote. With a rapidity that has astonished …

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Rome Cinema
Rome’s Cinematic ‘Dream Factory’ Ramps Up Production

It’s just 15 miles south of Rome, but it looks more like ancient Jerusalem. Welcome to the vast backlot at Cinecittà, the sprawling movie metropolis where the original Ben-Hur was filmed…

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Mark Cuban
Mark Cuban’s Top 3 Rules for Business Success… And 1 Secret

What are the top three things every entrepreneur needs to succeed? When asked that question on at the iCONIC conference in Chicago on Tuesday, Mark Cuban made a persuasive case for…

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Senate
This weekend’s big NSA showdown, explained

Yesterday, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) and several other senators critical of NSA spying staged a dramatic Senate filibuster to publicize the cause of reforming the NSA. Now the Senate is heading for a weekend showdown on NSA surveillance …

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Palmyra
ISIS Fighters Seize Syrian City of Palmyra, and Ancient Ruins

Islamic State militants swept into the historic desert city of Palmyra  in central Syria on Wednesday, and by evening were in control of it, residents and the Syrian state news media said…

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E SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN
David Letterman Bids Farewell To Latenight TV (SPOILERS)

The man who for years gave TV viewers Stupid Pet Tricks served them up a simple, human one instead: a definitive goodbye. David Letterman brought 33 years of late night antics to a close…

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Osama
What we learned from the Osama bin Laden document dump

The Director of National Intelligence — the top intelligence official in the federal government — has released a set of over 100 documents recovered from Osama bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad… …

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CTA Fly Over
CTA expands scope, cost of Brown Line flyover project

A controversial CTA project to route the Brown Line onto a ramp over other elevated trains in Lakeview has been expanded in scope and would cost roughly $570 million, instead of $320 million…

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The Beatles
The Songs That Make Us Cry

What song makes you cry? It could be “Adagio for Strings,” but it could also be “Highway to Hell.” As you’ll learn on this week’s All Songs Considered, the music that gets us weeping can have as much, or more, to do with association …

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GoT-Controversy
‘Game of Thrones’ Rape Scene Stirs Backlash

HBO is on the defensive this week as a growing chorus of critics are taking aim at the cabler’s flagship drama “Game of Thrones” following a brutal rape scene in Sunday’s episode. Those publicly blasting the show include …

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Ramadi
Ramadi battle: Iraq calls for volunteers for Islamic State fight

Iraq’s government has called for volunteers to fight against Islamic State and help retake the city of Ramadi. A cabinet statement said a voluntary recruitment drive was necessary to fill shortages in squads in the west…

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Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton personally took money from…

Almost a decade ago, as Hillary Clinton ran for reelection to the Senate on her way to seeking the presidency for the first time, the New York Times reported on her unusually close relationship with Corning, Inc.

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YouTube
Google Wins Copyright And Speech Case Over ‘Innocence Of Muslims’ Video

In a complicated legal battle that touches on questions of free speech…

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House, Senate Republicans Square off over PATRIOT Act

House and Senate Republican leaders are locked in a standoff over one of the nation’s most controversial national security programs…

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170 Bikers Charged in Waco, a Rivalry Rooted in the 1960s

In the denim-and-leather world of Texas motorcycle gangs, the Bandidos and the Cossacks are warring tribes in an unforgiving landscape. Both originated in Texas in the 1960s. But the Bandidos were first…

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David Letterman
How David Letterman Broke Latenight Television

The revered wee-hours host played a big role in fracturing the time slot beyond all repair. With his off-kilter sensibility (Stupid Pet Tricks?) and his penchant for the oddball,  David Letterman has left everyone who…

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Steve Jobs – Official First Look (HD)

Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicenter. Steve …

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Normandy
World War II and the Origins of American Unease

We are at the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe. That victory did not usher in an era of universal peace. Rather, it introduced a new constellation of powers and a complex balance among them.

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‘Pitch Perfect 2′ Zooms Over ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’

Universal’s sequel “Pitch Perfect 2″ is surpassing expectations with a projected $64 million weekend, more than $20 million ahead of “Mad Max: Fury Road,” which should end up at around $41 million. …

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SpaceX made some awesome travel posters for Mars

With all the recent news about International Space Station resupply missions, reusable rockets, and drone barges, it’s easy to forget that reason Elon Musk created SpaceX in the first place is to help land humans on …

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ISIS Official Killed in U.S. Raid in Syria, Pentagon Says

Special Operations forces mounted a rare raid into eastern Syria early Saturday, killing a leader of the Islamic State and about a dozen militant fighters, as well as capturing his wife and freeing an 18-year old Yazidi…

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Rand Paul
“Would you have invaded Iraq?” GOP Candidates Answer

Even since Fox’s Megyn Kelly asked Jeb Bush on Monday whether he would have invaded Iraq in 2003 “knowing what we know now,” and he said yes, the candidate has been furiously backtracking.

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Gets Death Penalty in Boston Marathon Bombing

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, a failed college student, sat stone-faced in a federal court here on Friday as a jury sentenced him , to death for setting off bombs at the 2013 Boston Marathon …

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Blues Legend B.B. King Dies at 89

Singer-guitarist B.B. King, the “King of the Blues” who helped define his genre’s electrified postwar sound and became the music’s best-known international ambassador, has died. He was 89. His attorney said he died Thursday …

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Rival music services say Apple’s App Store…

Universal Music Group has been the main music label leveling pressure against Spotify to abandon its free tier, according to sources. Earlier this week, The Verge reported that Apple has been pushing music labels to force …

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ABC’s Stephanopoulos under fire for…

George Stephanopoulos, co-anchor of ABC’s “Good Morning America,” came under fire Thursday for failing to disclose $75,000 in contributions he made to the Clinton Foundation, the charitable organization administered by former …

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Obama Tries To Calm Arab Fears…

President Obama assured allies in the Persian Gulf the U.S. would stand by them in the event of an external attack, tried to assuage their fears over U.S. talks with Iran over its nuclear program and said he shared their concerns …

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The Simpsons already joked about Harry Shearer…

Because after almost 600 episodes and virtually no in-world aging, a few jokes are bound to become predictions. This comes from…

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Ready to Go to Cuba?

Planning a trip to Cuba? These days, Americans who want to visit the island can book a room on Airbnb.com, the home-stay website, and browse flights on CheapAir.com. In the fall, they may even be able to set sail by ferry …

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A 2-Minute Walk May Counter the Harms of Sitting

With evidence mounting that sitting for long stretches of time is unhealthy, many of us naturally wonder how best to respond. Should we stand up…

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Train Derailment: Amtrak’s Infrastructure Needs

Amtrak was formed in the 1970s out of the ashes of several bankrupt rail lines, including the Penn Central. Its has been criticized for poor service, and shaky finances…

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Watch: First ‘Supergirl’ Trailer

The highly anticipated “Supergirl” series landed the coveted 8 p.m. Monday timeslot on CBS’ fall schedule, and now, the first trailer is finally here. See Melissa Benoist as the title superhero in the first-look video …

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Caffeine: The Silent Killer of Success

This week’s tip for improving your performance is the most simple and straightforward method I’ve provided thus far. For many people, this tip has the potential to have a bigger impact than any other single action. The catch? …

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All Songs Considered: From Perfect Pop Anthems To Saxophone Punk

On our show this week, bigger is better. We start with a pop anthem and feature a set of artists all leaning into or newly discovering…

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Just how much does Game of Thrones want to be The Walking Dead anyway?
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Streaming services really are convincing people to ditch cable…

People just aren’t watching — or paying for — TV the way they used to. The number of people paying cable and satellite giants like Comcast, Time Warner Cable, and…  

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Reid offers plan to break trade impasse

After President Barack Obama’s own party slammed the brakes on the centerpiece of his trade agenda — also a top priority for the GOP — there were early signs Democrats were considering concessions to revive the fast-track …

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Weeks After Deadly Nepal Quake, Another…

The vegetable markets, streetside dumpling stands and other signs of ordinary life slowly returning to Nepal were violently interrupted Tuesday when another powerful… …

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Short On Sleep? You Could Be…

Missing out on sleep pretty much guarantees feeling crummy the next day. But it can also lead to dangerous or even disastrous decision-making. Sleep-deprived operators failed to prevent the Chernobyl nuclear power plant meltdown …

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35 Incredible travel destinations you’ve probably never heard of

There are only so many times you can hike the Great Wall of China, take in the lights of Times Square, or steady the Leaning Tower of Pisa before these typical tourist rituals…

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Is Putin’s elite security service feuding with…

If you spend time in Moscow talking to people involved in politics, you will inevitably hear a lot of rumors. But on a recent reporting trip there, one rumor came up over and over again: could tension between the ruler of Russia’s …

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Cynthia Rowley: How Social Media and E-Commerce Are Making Fashion More Fun

Fashion designer Cynthia Rowley describes how designers have a multitude of tools to get work onto the world stage.

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Cable news is in trouble, and…

Cable news is in trouble. The Pew Research Center reports that the median daily audience for Fox, CNN, and MSNBC is down about 11 percent since 2008.

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The life-changing moment that bonded Mark Zuckerberg with one of his investors…

Marc Andreessen is the cofounder of Andreessen Horowitz, one of Silicon Valley’s most prolific venture-capital firms.

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Songs We Love: Prince, ‘Baltimore’

In a sly way, Prince has always been a political artist. Like Marcel Duchamp upending the art world with his readymades, he stormed the pop scene courting controversy, but always with a wink. Like Bob Dylan throwing down signs …

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Attention Congress: These 9 words could boost your…

Only 15% of Americans approve of the way the U.S. Congress is doing its job, but that figure could be higher by the end of the year if lawmakers…

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AOL
Verizon to Buy AOL for $4.4 Billion in Cash

Verizon Communications on Tuesday said it would acquire AOL for $4.4 billion in an all-cash deal that will see today’s king of mobile phones acquire the one-time king of media.

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FBI: 51 Law Enforcement Officers ‘Feloniously Killed…

After a sharp drop in 2013, the number of police and other law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty as a result of felonious incidents rose in 2014, from 27 to 51, according to preliminary…

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Patriots’ Tom Brady Suspended for Four Games

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, a golden boy of American sports and perhaps pro football’s biggest star, was suspended Monday for four regular-season games without pay by the N.F.L…

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Body
Every “Body” is Different

I love my body because it metabolizes the food I eat and gives me energy to get through the day doing the things I enjoy.  I am able to exercise as I please and function in wonderful condition day in and day out. Now, this …

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A Fashion Blogger with an eye for China

A detailed look at the day in the life of Chiara, who runs a global blog with an eye on China.

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Successful Entrepreneurs Tips for New Grads

It’s no secret that Millennials behave differently from their older, wiser counterparts. With so much of their lives ahead of them, twentysomethings have little experience to go on. This month, professional networking site …

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Social Media Apps
Land a job in less than 140 characters

When Justin Rogers decided he no longer wanted to be a software engineer, he took to social media service, Twitter, to look for options. On a whim, Rogers sent a tweet to Interexchange, a company that places English speakers in …

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Spring Cleaning at Major Networks

It’s house-cleaning time for the major networks as the cancellation ax falls in order to make for new additions in the fall. Some shows, such as NBC’s “State of Affairs” and “Constantine,” have been off the air so …

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Jeb’s Not Shy When Asking For Money

Bush’s decision to start raising even larger sums for his Super PAC is just the latest move from a 2016 contender to up the ante when it comes to fundraising. So far this year, the various contenders have been pulling in more …

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Riot Fest Not Welcome! – Chicago Residents

Four months before Humboldt Park’s annual music festival, community members are ramping up efforts to keep Riot Fest out of the neighborhood. Nearly 100 people gathered Friday at the Humboldt Park field house to outline their …

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David Cameron’s Bitter Truth

It wasn’t supposed to be like this. Britain’s general election was supposed to be unwinnable. The contest was reckoned—by pundits, pollsters and voters alike —to be a matter of determining which of David Cameron and Ed …

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NSA Freeze
Court Ruling on Data Collection Shocks System

A federal appeals court ruling that the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of phone records is illegal has scrambled bipartisan efforts to overhaul…

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Box Office
‘Mad Max’ ‘Pitch Perfect 2′ Eye $40 Million Openings

When “Mad Max: Fury Road” and “Pitch Perfect 2″ debut next weekend, they look poised to divide and conquer the genders, with the apocalyptic adventure monopolizing men…

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11 Etiquette Rules To Remember When Flying

Unless you’re fortunate enough to be flying in a first class suite, air travel can often be a stressful and exhausting experience. However, for those of us who can’t afford a luxurious upgrade, there are a few basic etiquette …

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Kurt Cobain Speaks In New Documentary

Ever since his death on April 5, 1994, Kurt Cobain’s life story has become the stuff of myth — a happy-go-lucky kid traumatized by his parents’ divorce; a tortured-genius teenager turned a brilliant, disturbed musician; a drug …

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Ways to Eliminate Stress During the Workday

You’ve heard it many times, including in this column: Stress is bad. It can damage your brain, screw up your health, travel from person to person, and even kill you. Our modern workplaces are great at creating stress and anxiety. …

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GIF

The ultimate question. How is GIF pronounced and why does it inspire heated debates all over the world? Cast Paul Farahvar Ross Kelly Sasha Hatfield Anthony Fiori Crew David Reyes – Writer / Director / Producer Luke …

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Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton’s Super PAC Strategy

Hillary Rodham Clinton will begin personally courting donors for a “super PAC” supporting her candidacy, the first time a Democratic presidential candidate has fully embraced these independent groups that can accept unlimited …

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Off Duty Superman

A very brief look at what the Man of Steel does on his days off from saving the world. Superman comes home to his Metropolis apartment and is startled by his feline companion. Cast Anthony Fiori Jessica Fletcher Leela …

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Soldier
Moral injury — the quiet epidemic of soldiers…

On March 24, 2007, in a city just north of Baghdad, US Army infantryman Alex Horton shot a man twice in the abdomen. He saw the man stumble, then fall behind a building, out of sight. That’s all Horton knows, and all he will …

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Not Sexy

A couple’s awkward encounter leads to a not sexy conversation you probably hope to never have with your significant other. Cast Katy Foley Kevin Kellam Crew Katy Foley – Writer David Reyes – Director Nathan Wray …

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Conservatives Win Majority in UK Elections

David Cameron has returned to Downing Street with the Tories having defied polls and won the general election. The Conservatives made gains in England and Wales and are forecast by the BBC to secure 331 seats in the Commons, …

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Inside the Final Days of Vietnam

A photo essay that captures what it was like during the final days of Vietnam.

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Aladdin’s Jam Band

Years after Aladdin took office as the Sultan, he took it upon himself to hire a band. The likes of which have never been seen before. Cast & Band Andy Milne Andy Milne Andy Milne Andy Milne Crew Andy Milne …

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Anime Central 2017 Special Entertainer: TeddyLoid

TeddyLoid started his career as MIYAVI’s DJ and Sound Producer by joining his world tour when he was only 18 years old. He also produced OST for the GAINAX…

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Film Review: ‘Ghost in the Shell’

In “Ghost in the Shell,” the mind and soul of a brilliant original being are extracted, preserved, and rehoused in a sleek, expensively built, technologically advanced new body, enhancing her original abilities at some cost …

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Netflix’s ‘Death Note’ accused of…

It’s not a good time for Netflix and Asian-adapted projects. On the heels of the streaming giant facing charges of “whitewashing” by casting a white actor to play a martial arts expert in “Iron Fist,” a new controversy has emerged. …

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Fears of a Clown

If you fear what you choose to misunderstand, hate is born. #WhatsYourJuggalo? Fears of a Clown follows the plight of an Insane Clown Posse Juggalo and reminds us to never judge a book by its cover. Starring: Mason …

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‘Star Wars’ Could Be Upstaged in India By Bollywood Holdovers

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is set for a Christmas Day release in India, but the box office picture is far from simple. Two of the biggest releases of the year, Rohit Shetty’s “Dilwale” starting megastar Shah Rukh …

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MSNBC Expected To Add Bloomberg TV Show To Lineup

MSNBC is expected to announce on Monday that it will add a politics-themed program from BloombergTelevision to its early evening lineup, according to a report from The New York Times …

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‘Captain America: Civil War’ Trailer Breaks Marvel Record

The first trailer for “Captain America: Civil War” broke a Marvel record after its release last week, garnering 61 million global views in its first 24 hours. The previous record holder for Marvel was “Avengers: Age of …

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Ernest Hemingway Movie ‘Papa’ Set for Havana Festival Screening

Ernest Hemingway biopic “Papa” has been set for an international premiere on December 5 as part of Havana, Cuba’s 37th International Festival of New Latin Cinema. …

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Evel
Evel Knievel Biopic in the Works at Paramount

Paramount Pictures is developing a movie about motorcyle daredevil Evel Knievel and has set up the project with Rachel Winter, Terence Winter and LBI Entertainment. William Monahan, who won an Oscar for adapted screenplay for …

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Adele
Sales of Adele’s ’25’ are poised to break ‘NSync’s record in first week

The ink was barely dry on a press release announcing Justin Bieber’s feat scoring the highest first-week album sales figure of 2015 when the young pop star’s accomplishment turned into a footnote to the …

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Universal
Will Big Box Office Translate Into Awards for Universal?

It’s too early for definitive statements, but the success of the Universal slate means people have seen and liked the studio’s films — and, contrary to public opinion, awards voters are human. The studio has two…

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Weinstein Company Braces for Layoffs (EXCLUSIVE)

The Weinstein Company will lay off between 40 and 50 staffers next week, Variety has learned. The staffing cuts will not impact the indie studio’s television unit. They will be solely focused on its film operations, and …

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James Bond
James Bond’s career, in one map

James Bond is known for his globetrotting, and with the release of the new movie Spectre, he’s bound to visit new locations. But he’s done a lot of traveling already — here’s every location Bond has visited over 23 movies: …

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Ben Stiller’s Red Hour Teaming With Bold Films

Ben Stiller and Stuart Cornfeld’s Red Hour Films is partnering with Bold Films to produce a slate of new movie, TV and digital projects. Additionally, veteran producer and executive Nicky Weinstock has joined…

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The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo: Steven Knight in Talks to…

Sony’s “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” sequel is gaining traction, with Steven Knight in early talks to pen “The Girl in the Spider’s Web,” sources tell Variety.

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Star Trek
New ‘Star Trek’ Series to Air on CBS All Access in 2017

Producer Alex Kurtzman is developing a new “Star Trek” TV series, setting it at warp speed to debut on CBS in January 2017. The premiere episode and all subsequent first-run episodes will then be available…

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Walking Dead
‘The Walking Dead’ Gets Seventh Season on AMC

Days after airing its most talked-about episode of the current season, AMC announced it has given a seventh season to its hit zombie apocalypse series “The Walking Dead”…

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James Bond
Box Office: ‘Spectre’ Opens to Killer $6.4 Million in U.K. on…

Daniel Craig’s “Spectre” opened with a bang, taking in $6.4 million at 647 U.K. locations in Monday night showings. The screenings started 5 minutes after the 8 p.m. launch of the gala royal premiere …

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Super Troopers
‘Super Troopers 2’ Launches Production

The Broken Lizard comedy troupe has begun production “Super Troopers 2,” six months after raising $4.4 million in a crowdfunding campaign for the sequel. The campaign had been the second-most successful crowdfunding campaign …

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Bridge of Spies is Steven Spielberg’s ultimate dad movie

Midway through director Steven Spielberg’s new historical thriller Bridge of Spies,there’s a scene in which the movie’s protagonist, lawyer James Donovan (Tom Hanks), explains to his young son why he’s… …

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Star Wars
Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Full Trailer

The full trailer for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” has debuted online, following the promo’s premiere during ESPN’s “Monday Night Football” game between the New York Giants and the Philadelphia Eagles. …

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Tina Fey Returns to ‘SNL’s’ ‘Weekend Update’ to Talk Playboy

When Tracy Morgan made his triumphant return to “Saturday Night Live”, his former “30 Rock” co-star Tina Fey also decided to get behind the show’s anchor desk once again. …

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There’s No Such Thing As Too Much TV

Netflix’s Ted Sarandos pushed back against a much-discussed assertion by FX Networks CEO John Landgraf this summer, stating at an industry forum Thursday, “There’s no such thing as too much TV.” …

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Netflix Expresses Interest in Expanding Into News Programming

Now that they’ve disrupted one TV genre after another with dramas and comedies, Netflix has set its sights on another staple of the medium: news programming. …

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Leonardo DiCaprio to Produce Movie on Volkswagen Scandal

Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson have come on board to produce Paramount’s movie about the Volkswagen clean diesel scandal. …

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Steve Jobs
Review: What the ‘Steve Jobs’ Movie Gets Right About Entrepreneurs

The movie ‘Steve Jobs’ is based (some might say loosely) on the life of the Steve Jobs, the co-founder of Apple who invented the computer industry. Even though he died in 2011, he’s had a lasting impact. …

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Gotham
‘Gotham’ Season 2: Paul Reubens to Play Penguin’s Father…

Paul Reubens, the actor best known for his iconic role as Pee-Wee Herman, will play The Penguin/Oswald Cobblepot’s father in “Gotham” season two. …

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Netflix Hikes Price of Standard Streaming Plan to $10 per Month

Netflix is raising the price of its most popular plan, which offers access to two HD streams concurrently, from $8.99 to $9.99 per month for new subscribers in the U.S., Canada and Latin America. …

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Woody Allen Turns to Digital Camera for Next Movie

Woody Allen has moved to digital filmmaking for the first time, using a Sony CineAlta F65 camerafor his 47th film. The untitled film began shooting in August in New York and Los Angeles. The cast…

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Cubs
Jake Arrieta Shuts Down the Pirates and Propels the Cubs…

It happened again for the Pirates, the very same ending that had haunted them for a year. They earned the right to host the National League wild-card game yet could not even score a run.

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Top Gear: Last series with Jeremy Clarkson up for NTA

Clarkson was sacked from the show in March following a fracas with a producer and has signed to present a new car show on Amazon Prime. His last series is nominated in the factual entertainment category…

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Box Office: ‘The Martian’ Triumphs With $55 Million Debut

The Ridley Scott release was bolstered by rapturous reviews, with critics calling the picture among the director’s best and heaping praise on Matt Damon’s performance. …

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Late-Night Ratings: NBC Stays on Top But CBS Sees Big Gains…

NBC’s “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” comfortably won the late-night ratings race in the young-adult demo during the opening week of the television season, coming within 5% of last year’s result…

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Porsche Responds to Paul Walker Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Porsche has responded to the wrongful death lawsuit filed by Paul Walker’s daughter on Monday, issuing a statement on Tuesday denying responsibility for the fatal accident. “As we have said before

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Trevor Noah’s ‘Daily Show’ Won’t Be Jon Stewart’s

Is Trevor Noah late-night TV’s Nick Carraway? That character, the fictional protagonist in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby,” had an unusual modus operandi: “Reserving judgments is a…

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Martian
Sandstorms, Explosions, Potatoes, Oh My: ‘Martian’ Takes Its…

Some pretty horrible things befall astronaut Mark Watney in the new movie The Martian: sandstorms, explosions, extreme isolation, even frustrations growing potatoes. It’s a series of unfortunate events that’s at once …

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Transparent
Amazon Touts ‘Transparent’ Emmy Wins With Prime…

Two birds, one stone: Amazon is reveling in the five-Emmy haul for its original series “Transparent,” and is using the occasion to chop the annual fee for its Prime program 32% off the regular price…

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Black Mass
A mobster expert separates truth from fiction in Black Mass

It’s sure to be compared to The Godfather and Goodfellas, but Black Mass is in a category all its own. It’s a dark character study – grim, sinister and brooding. And while there’s lots of talk about loyalty…

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Viola Davis on Her Emmy Win: ‘I Felt Like I Fulfilled a Purpose’

Davis has earned a spot in the Emmy record books — as the first black woman to win for lead actress in a drama — sparking an outpouring of support on social media.  The win was a resounding statement on diversity.

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Chiwetel Ejiofor’s Pick for the Next James Bond: Michael Peña

Now that Daniel Craig is getting ready to depart from the James Bond franchise, there’s as much talk about who will be the next 007 as about the forthcoming feature, “Spectre.” Chiwetel Ejiofor shared …

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The Dark Side Of Funny: Growing Up In George Carlin’s Shadow

In the comedy world, it’s a commonly held belief that there’s a dark side to being funny — and Kelly Carlin is living proof. It’s called A Carlin Home Companion, but it’s nothing like what you’d find on Lake Wobegon. …

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Starz Stock Spikes in After-Hours Trading on Acquisition Rumors

Shares of pay cable group Starz jumped more than 7% in after-hours trading Tuesday after Bloomberg News reported that AMC Networks was in talks to acquire the company. Sources close to the situation…

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Disney and Rob Marshall Making New ‘Mary Poppins’ Film

As Disney continues to reboot old animated favorites into live-action features, the studio is now looking to team with its “Into the Woods” helmer for a new take on one of its classic musicals.  

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A Vinyl LP Frenzy Brings Record-Pressing Machines Back to Life

The machines at Independent Record Pressing whirred and hissed as they stamped out a test record. The business’s owners waited anxiously for Dave Miller, the plant manager, to inspect the still-warm slab …

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Box Office: ‘Perfect Guy’ Elbows Ahead of ‘The Visit’ With…

Thriller “The Perfect Guy” narrowly beat out horror film “The Visit” for first place at the weekend box office, picking up a leading $26.7 million. “The Visit,” M. Night Shyamalan’s return to the shock and chills …

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Christopher Nolan’s Next Movie Coming in 2017

Warner Bros. will release an untitled Christopher Nolan movie on July 21, 2017. It’s his first feature since “Interstellar,” which opened last November and scored worldwide grosses of $673…

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Stephen Colbert’s Late Show debut: the good, the bad, and the weird

The very first Late Show With Stephen Colbert was the Barack Obama 2004 Democratic National Convention keynote address of talk show debut episodes. Like that speech, it was insistent on suggesting…

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Fall TV Premiere Dates: New and Returning Shows

Here’s a look at the broadcast premieres, scripted cable premieres and select unscripted cable shows bowing this fall: Sunday, Sept. 6 Masterpiece: Arthur & George (PBS), 8 p.m. REVIEW: While…

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Sam Smith
Sam Smith Teases That He’s Doing the ‘Spectre’ Theme Song

Is Sam Smith singing the theme for the next James Bond film or not? Despite previous denials, the British singer dropped a hint on Monday that strongly suggests he’s working on the song for “Spectre.” The …

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Anthony Daniels
‘Star Wars’: Anthony Daniels Slams Disney’s ‘Kremlin Attitude’

Anthony Daniels, the actor who has played lovably finicky robot C-3PO in six “Star Wars” films, has no stomach for the saga’s three prequels, over-reliance on special effects or for Disney’s “Kremlin…

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Lucille Ball
Cate Blanchett to Star in Lucille Ball Biopic

Aaron Sorkin is in talks to write the script, which will center on Ball’s 20-year marriage to Desi Arnaz. She eloped with the Cuban bandleader in 1940, and the two created the massively successful sitcom “I Love Lucy” in …

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Wes Craven
Wes Craven Remembered: A Master of Modern Horror

Wes Craven made a comic book movie (“Swamp Thing”) before comic book movies were cool, brazenly transformed an Ingmar Bergman scenario into a vicious grindhouse classic (“The Last House on the Left”)…

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Zac Efron
Box Office: Zac Efron Outplayed by Faith-Based…

Zac Efron’s DJ drama “We Are Your Friends” is being silenced by the faith-based film “War Room” at the U.S. box office, according to early Friday estimates. “We Are Your Friends”… …

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Henry Cavill
’60s Spies Hit The Big Screen, With Guy Ritchie Flair

Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin have enjoyed lengthy careers — especially for men in a business as dangerous as spying. The American and Soviet CIA agents had a wildly popular run on TV in The Man…

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One minute of silence is now the most popular song in Austria

A one-minute long silent recording is creating a lot of noise in Austria, drawing renewed attention to the country’s refugee crisis. The track, titled “Schweigeminute (Traiskirchen),” rocketed …

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‘Jurassic World’ Lifts Universal to Domestic Box Office Record

Universal Studios has set a record for highest-grossing year domestically with $2.113 billion in 2015 North American box office grosses, passing the record previously set by Warner Bros. in 2009. The year has …

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Nosferatu
Horror Is The Best Deal In Hollywood

Imagine this scenario: you’re a big movie producer with a little bit of cash in your pocket, ready to invest. What kind of film are you going to back? What movie would be the best deal for you?  Horror, hands down. It is the …

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Quentin Tarantino
7 Things We Learned From Quentin Tarantino’s Interview

Quentin Tarantino is never one to hold back his opinion. The acclaimed filmmaker dished on everything from the possibility of another “Kill Bill” installment to his distaste for Cate Blanchett movies and “True Detective” …

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Cynthia Lopez
New York City Film Commissioner Cynthia Lopez to Exit

New York City film commissioner Cynthia Lopez is to exit her post after less than 18 months on the job. Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office confirmed the resignation Friday morning. There had been rumblings… …

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Oculus
Inside Industrial Light & Magic’s secret Star Wars VR lab

I’m on Industrial Light & Magic’s motion capture stage, standing inside what they call “the cave.” It’s not much to look at: two big screens angled at 90 degrees, awash in a smeary blur of images. But put on a pair …

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Stephen Colbert
Stephen Colbert Taps ‘Colbert Report’ Team to Run ‘Late Show’

Stephen Colbert is stocking his new show on CBS with plenty of old faces from his previous job. The comedian will rely on the same production team that ran his “Colbert Report” on Comedy Central to keep…

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JJ Abrams
‘Star Wars’ Cast, Director J.J. Abrams on What Fans Should Expect in Episode VII

Variety caught up with director J.J. Abrams and the cast of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” recently at Disney’s D23 Expo…

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Straight Outta Compton
Box Office: ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Debuts to Scorching…

“Straight Outta Compton” may take place more than two decades ago, but its themes of racial tension, poverty and police brutality still speak to moviegoers living in a post-Ferguson world. The biopic about rap…

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HBO Picks Up ‘Sesame Street’

The Time Warner pay-cable service said it would license the next five seasons of the venerable program, which has taught preschoolers for decades about numbers, letters, emotional development and the joys of a rubber duckie.

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NBC
NBCUniversal Buys $200 Million Stake in Vox Media

Comcast’s NBCUniversal confirmed it would invest $200 million in Vox Media, a maneuver that will give the company a stake in a passel of media assets that are not wholly dependent on ad-supported video…

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Hateful eight
THE HATEFUL EIGHT – Official Teaser Trailer – The Weinstein Company

In THE HATEFUL EIGHT, set six or eight or twelve years after the Civil War, a stagecoach hurtles through the wintry Wyoming landscape. The passengers, bounty hunter John Ruth (Russell) and his fugitive…

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Leo and Martin
Leo and Marty Reunite for ‘Devil in the White City’

Leonardo DiCaprio will star in the long-in-development “The Devil in the White City” with Martin Scorsese directing for Paramount, sources confirm. The project, which has been in the works for…

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Straight From Diablo Cody's Life: 'Ricki' And Difficult Families
Straight From Diablo Cody’s Life: ‘Ricki’ And Difficult Families

In her new film, Ricki and the Flash, Meryl Streep plays a musician who used to dream about making it big; now, she’s content to play in a cover band, in a bar. Her boyfriend and bandmate is named Greg, and …

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Box Office: ‘Fantastic Four’ Bombs With $26.2 Million Weekend
Box Office: ‘Fantastic Four’ Bombs With $26.2 Million…

Scathing reviews and an indiscreet tweet left “Fantastic Four” on the slab after the franchise reboot flopped at the weekend box office. Fox’s hopes of rejuvenating the comicbook characters …

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Locarno: 10 Power Players of Israel’s Film Industry

Through its top-notch film schools and pair of movies boards, Israel Film Fund and Yehoshua Rabinovich Foundation, Israel has bred a diverse generation of filmmakers and producers who have gained recognition through selections …

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Jon Stewart
Jon Stewart’s Final ‘The Daily Show’ Brims With Warmth, Emotion

Genuine warmth is an extraordinarily rare commodity on television, which is why Jon Stewart’s final “The Daily Show” was something to be treasured, savored and maybe even played back a few times.

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Sony
Sony relives the ’90s, announces dates for Jumanji…

Sony Pictures has announced the release dates of 16 films slated for 2016, 2017, and 2019, including Ghostbusters, Jumanji, The Magnificent Seven, The Dark Tower, Resident Evil 6, Uncharted, as well as…

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Jenji Kohan Leads Band of Female Showrunners Breaking Rules

In a dynamic marketplace, a rising tide lifts all boats. And the tidal wave of television series production in the past few years has led to an unprecedented number of women serving as captains of their ships…

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Amazon
Amazon Exec Talk Woody Allen, ‘Top Gear’ Trio and Hannibal

Amazon Studios’ top three programming execs told reporters Monday that they do not see themselves as being in the traditional TV business during a Q&A at the Television Critics Assn. summer press tour. …

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Watch: Mitt Romney Throws Off Stephen Colbert in…

As the premiere of “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” fast approaches, CBS has offered another glimpse at Colbert’s new hosting gig with three new promos, released Sunday. In one, Colbert begins giving…

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Paper Towns’ Author John Green Defends Cara Delevingne

After a now infamously awkward interview in which TV anchors accused “Paper Towns” star Cara Delevingne of being “in a mood,” the author of the book has stepped in to defend the model-actress.

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Tom Cruise
Box Office: ‘Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation’ Tries to…

Tom Cruise is risking life and limb in “Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation” to prove he’s still one of Hollywood’s biggest stars. In the fifth installment of the two-decade-old series, Cruise clings to…

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Adam Sandler
Adam Sandler: 5 Reasons He’s No Longer a Movie Star

Is it game over for Adam Sandler? His new comedy, “Pixels,” opened over the weekend to a mediocre $24 million, a disappointing result for the $88 million project. Sandler’s latest box office lemon comes on the…

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The Reason Every Meme Uses That One Font

If you’ve spent much time on the internet, you’ve seen a meme like the one above: a picture, white words, a black outline, and the same exact font. Why do so many memes have the same appearance?

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The Grand Theater
Lafayette Theater Shooting Inspires Safety Debate…

Once again, mass shootings have cast a pall over the summer box office, provoking debate about what safety measures need to be instituted to ensure these tragedies do not become commonplace… …

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Wyatt Cenac
Wyatt Cenac: I called out Jon Stewart for being insensitive…

Wyatt Cenac, a former Daily Show writer and on-air correspondent, has accused Jon Stewart of shouting at him to “Fuck off!” when Cenac expressed concerns about Stewart’s impression of short-lived…

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Jurassic World
‘Jurassic World’ Passes ‘Avengers’ to Become Third Biggest Film…

“Jurassic World” is now the third highest-grossing film in history, behind only “Titanic” and “Avatar.” The dinosaur thriller has racked up $1.52 billion, pushing it past “Marvel’s The Avengers”…

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Kate Tempest
Kate Tempest will Connect You with Your Emotions and the Cold

Of all the artists I saw at SXSW this year, Tempest was the one I’ll never forget. The London hip-hop artist, playwright and poet speaks with a clarity and honesty unencumbered by code or lingo…

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Benicio Del Toro
Star Wars Episode VIII: Benicio Del Toro Eyed for Villain

Casting for Disney and Lucasfilm’s “Star Wars: Episode VIII” is already in motion, as Benicio Del Toro has been offered the role of the villain in the upcoming sequel, sources tell Variety…

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Bill Cosby
Bill Cosby’s 2005 lawsuit deposition transcript is filled…

The New York Times has published highlights from the transcript of a deposition of Bill Cosby that took place over four days in 2005 and 2006. The deposition was held as part of a lawsuit filed by…

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Eli Roth
Eli Roth Producing Snapchat Murder Mystery

Snapchat users will be able to figure out if the butler did it in real time. In an intriguing, digital-era twist, CryptTV, the digital network co-founded by “Hostel” maestro Eli Roth, will host a live murder mystery on the …

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Emmys
Emmy Award Nominations: Full List of 2015 Emmy Nominees

The 2015 Primetime Emmy Awards were announced on July 16 and HBO’s “Game of Thrones” received the most nominations. Andy Samberg will host the 2015 Primetime Emmy Awards on September 20.

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Netflix
Netflix: 65M Subscribers in Q2, Strong Growth

Netflix packed on 3.3 million new members worldwide in the second quarter of 2015 — a company record for the historically weak period — and beat Wall Street earnings estimates.

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Branding
Hollywood Agencies Look for New Ways to Brand Clients as…

How dramatically is the world changing for Hollywood’s largest talent agencies? Three words: Professional Bull Riders. WME/IMG’s acquisition in April of the Pueblo, Colo.-based sports outfit underscores how…

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Suicide Squad
‘Suicide Squad’ Teaser From Comic-Con Arrives Online

Warner Bros. premiered the first footage from “Suicide Squad” at Comic-Con, drawing a big response for the early glimpse of Jared Leto stepping into the shoes of the Joker. And now you can watch…

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The Martian
Movies Like ‘The Martian,’ ‘The Walk’ Will Be Important…

“Jurassic World,” “Mad Max: Fury Road,” “Avengers: Age of Ultron” and other summer blockbusters are helping to rejuvenate 3D ticket sales, RealD’s Anthony Marcoly claims. The 3D maker’s…

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Minions
Box Office: ‘Minions’ Eyes Massive $100 Million-Plus Debut

Kids really love those mischievous yellow critters. Universal and Illumination Entertainment’s “Minions” should score one of the year’s top openings, with the family film on pace to pull in $100 million…

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Musician
Why Musician Films Leave So Much Music Off Screen

For anyone more interested in Amy Winehouse’s music than in her martyrdom, the most shocking images in Asif Kapadia’s new documentary Amy may not be the ones showing her strung out…

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SAG AFTRA
SAG-AFTRA Reaches Deals With Chicago’s WBEZ, San….

Content creation professionals at Chicago Public Media have reached an agreement with management on their first union contract, covered by SAG-AFTRA. The unit includes anchors, hosts…

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Creed Trailer
Watch: Michael B. Jordan’s ‘Creed’ Trailer Gives ‘Rocky’ New Life

The first trailer for “Creed,” the seventh Rocky Balboa film, has hit the Web, but this time, it’s Michael B. Jordan who dons the boxing gloves. “Fantastic Four” star Jordan plays the son of Balboa’s…

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Trump
NBC Cutting Ties to Donald Trump Over ‘Derogatory’…

NBC is ending its long relationship with Donald Trump in the wake of the presidential hopeful’s recent comments about Mexican immigrants. NBC said it will no longer carry the Trump-produced Miss…

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Inside Out
Chart: How Inside Out’s 5 emotions work together to…

An important part of the climax of Pixar’s wonderful new film Inside Out involves the realization that all of our emotions are important, that feeling sad can be just as crucial as feeling happy, no matter… …

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Terminator
‘Terminator Genisys,’ ‘Magic Mike’ Face Off Over July 4th

Arnold Schwarzenegger is hoping to reinvigorate his faltering film career this holiday weekend by breaking out a certain cyborg’s trademark sunglasses and leather jacket. After all, nostalgia can be…

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Murdoch
James and Lachlan Murdoch Take Over 21st Century Fox on July 1

21st Century Fox has confirmed the generational shakeup of its top management ranks starting July 1, with James Murdoch taking the CEO reins while Lachlan Murdoch becomes executive co-chairman…  

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Kendrick Lamar
A Visit From Kendrick Lamar — Best Day Of School Ever?

At around midday Monday at High Tech High School in North Bergen, N.J., about 40 students are crammed into a small classroom, anxiously waiting for Kendrick Lamar to walk into the room…

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Cersei Lannister
‘GoT’ Star Lena Headey on Cersei’s Humbling Season 5 Journey

Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) has been one of the most formidable characters in “Game of Thrones” since its very first episode — a calculating and ruthless political operator who…

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Christopher Lee
Christopher Lee, Dracula and ‘Star Wars’ Actor, Dies at 93

Christopher Lee, the second most famous Dracula of the 20th century — an impressive feat — and a memorably irrepressible villain in James Bond film “The Man With the Golden Gun,” in the…

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Rupert Murdoch
Rupert Murdoch’s Legacy: Politics, Profit and Print

Despite handing over key titles to his sons James and Lachlan, Rupert Murdoch isn’t going away just yet. But the 21st Century Fox chairman is transitioning toward a future without him, which makes word of what…

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Pete Docter
‘Inside Out’ Director Pete Docter Talks Animation Influences

“Inside Out” director Pete Docter talked about the process of making a film at Pixar with film critic Elvis Mitchell and the crowd attending a special screening of the movie at the L.A. Film Festival on June 9.

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Jurassic World
‘Jurassic World’ Ticket Sales Outpacing All 2014 Summer…

“Jurassic World” will bare some impressive teeth at the box office this weekend. The action-thriller is expected to debut to $115 million. That would rank as the third biggest bow of the year behind “Furious 7″ and… …

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Anna & Elizabeth
Another Tiny Desk Concert: Anna & Elizabeth

Tiny Desk Concerts offer an intimate setting for live music that’s truly captivating. If you’ve never thought your tastes would lean to mountain music, breathe deep and soak it all in.

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Melissa McCarthy
This Year, Women (And Girls) Rule The Big Screen

With Spy topping Hollywood’s box-office charts this weekend, Melissa McCarthy becomes the latest woman to head a major box-office hit in 2015. And while that merely puts her in good company this year…

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Fantasia
Disney Developing ‘Fantasia’ Sequence Into Live-Action Movie

Disney is developing a movie based on the iconic “Night on Bald Mountain” closing sequence from the 1940 animated pic “Fantasia” for its latest live-action adaptation. Matt Sazama and Burk…

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Steve Martin
AFI Honoree Steve Martin Is More Than Just a Comedian

Steve Martin isn’t someone who’s expecting to live on in posterity. “I think it’s misguided if you actually believe you’re going be remembered,” he says. “There’s so many great artists…

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Primetime TV
Most Memorable TV Moments of the 2014-2015 Season

Before Emmy voters have their say on the finest work from the past year on TV, Variety editors and writers selected a few favorite moments that stood out for us from a range of comedies, dramas…

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Avatar
James Cameron, Fox, HP Sign Deal for Immersive…

20th Century Fox, James Cameron’s Lightstorm Entertainment and Hewlett-Packard have inked a five-year deal to create an immersive digital experience for the next three “Avatar” movies.

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Digital Music
Streaming Utopia: Imagining Digital Music’s Perfect World

Maria Yanez might be the present-day music industry’s ideal customer. The 36-year-old from Long Beach, Calif., owns roughly 1,000 vinyl records. Though she has sold “a lot” of her CDs and stopped…

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Tron 3
Disney Pulls Plug on ‘Tron 3′

Disney decided to put the brakes on development of  “Tron 3,” the latest installment of the cult favorite that originated in the 1980s, because the studio could not find a place on its crowded slate as it looked all the …

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faith no more
Faith No More’s Mike Patton: ‘You Create Your Own Freedom’

After an 18-year silence, last week saw the return of mercurial rock group Faith No More with the group’s seventh full length, Sol Invictus. Though appropriate enough, using the word “rock” as a descriptor…

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Sunset Edge
Film Review: ‘Sunset Edge’

Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert agreed to pay $3.5 million in apparent hush money to a longtime acquaintance to cover-up wrongdoing in his past, then lied to the FBI when asked about suspicious cash withdrawals from several …

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Batman
Batman May Appear in ‘Suicide Squad’ After All

When iconic Batman villains the Joker (Jared Leto) and Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) were announced as part of Warner Bros.’ “Suicide Squad” lineup, fans began to wonder whether Ben Affleck’s Dark Knight…

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Time Warner
John Malone Reclaims Cable Crown with Charter-TW Cable Deal (Analysis)

More than a year after getting outfoxed by Comcast’s Brian Roberts in the hunt for Time Warner Cable, patience and perseverance…

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Jerry Seinfeld
Seinfield’s ‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee’ Season 6 Trailer

Jerry returns for more laughs in Season 6. Riding along are: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jim Carrey, Steve Harvey, Stephen Colbert, Bill Maher and Trevor Noah. Premieres June 3 at 11:30 PM ET.

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ABBA
ABBA’s Essential, Influential Melancholy

Dressed in black and greeted by Barry and Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees, former ABBAmembers Anni-Frid Lyngstad and Benny Andersson took their 2010 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame seriously and sincerely. While…

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When Mario Kart meets Mad Max [Parody]

A new parody video reimagines the movie Mad Max: Fury Road, currently showing in theaters, as one of my favorite video games: Mario Kart. I thought I knew everything I needed to know about the Mad Max movie series. I was …

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Poltergeist
‘Poltergeist’ Review: Fundamentally Unnecessary

The closing credits for Gil Kenan’s remake of the 1982 horror classic “Poltergeist” feature the band Spoon covering the Cramps’ 1980 punk classic “TV Set.” Spoon is a tasteful, studious yet largely anodyne indie rock …

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Rome Cinema
Rome’s Cinematic ‘Dream Factory’ Ramps Up Production

It’s just 15 miles south of Rome, but it looks more like ancient Jerusalem. Welcome to the vast backlot at Cinecittà, the sprawling movie metropolis where the original Ben-Hur was filmed…

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David Letterman Bids Farewell To Latenight TV (SPOILERS)

The man who for years gave TV viewers Stupid Pet Tricks served them up a simple, human one instead: a definitive goodbye. David Letterman brought 33 years of late night antics to a close…

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The Beatles
The Songs That Make Us Cry

What song makes you cry? It could be “Adagio for Strings,” but it could also be “Highway to Hell.” As you’ll learn on this week’s All Songs Considered, the music that gets us weeping can have as much, or more, to do with association …

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‘Game of Thrones’ Rape Scene Stirs Backlash

HBO is on the defensive this week as a growing chorus of critics are taking aim at the cabler’s flagship drama “Game of Thrones” following a brutal rape scene in Sunday’s episode. Those publicly blasting the show include …

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David Letterman
How David Letterman Broke Latenight Television

The revered wee-hours host played a big role in fracturing the time slot beyond all repair. With his off-kilter sensibility (Stupid Pet Tricks?) and his penchant for the oddball,  David Letterman has left everyone who…

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Steve Jobs – Official First Look (HD)

Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicenter. Steve …

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