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    Democratic presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders speaks in Dallas, Texas July 19, 2015.  REUTERS/Mike Stone - RTX1KXRE

    Bernie Sanders Builds a People’s Army

    Bernie Sanders Builds a People’s Army

    Every year since 2000, Tyson Manker has voted for the winning presidential candidate. And this year, he’s got his sights set on Bernie Sanders.Manker, a Marine Corps veteran, co-founded the group Veterans for Bernie and said he’s confident the Ver...

    Across the country, left-wing activists and veterans of the Occupy movement are organizing for Bernie Sanders—and think the Vermont socialist can topple Hillary.

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    Businessman and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to supporters during a back-yard reception in Bedford, New Hampshire, June 30, 2015.  REUTERS/Dominick Reuter - RTX1IINL

    The Strange Allure of Donald Trump

    The Strange Allure of Donald Trump

    So The Donald has taken another bullet, and it seems, for now, to have once again bounced right off of him. This well-aimed shot was of course fired by The Daily Beast’s Tim Mak and Brandy Zadrozny, who wrote about that ugly episode from 20-plus y...

    Trump’s rise is inextricably tied to his ability to offend and provoke the two groups Republicans hate most: the media, and sell-out Republicans.

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    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during an event at the New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business in New York July 24, 2015.

    Months of Hillary’s Emails Are Missing

    Months of Hillary’s Emails Are Missing

    Among the hundreds of emails released by the State Department from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private account, there is a conspicuous two-month gap. So far, there are no emails between Clinton and her State Department staff during...

    Two very different groups are trying to track down months' worth of Clinton emails. One wants to know about her reaction to Libyan violence; the other, about her aide Huma Abedin.

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    Democratic presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders speaks in Dallas, Texas July 19, 2015.  REUTERS/Mike Stone - RTX1KXRE

    Bernie Sanders Builds a People’s Army

    Bernie Sanders Builds a People’s Army

    Every year since 2000, Tyson Manker has voted for the winning presidential candidate. And this year, he’s got his sights set on Bernie Sanders.Manker, a Marine Corps veteran, co-founded the group Veterans for Bernie and said he’s confident the Ver...

    Across the country, left-wing activists and veterans of the Occupy movement are organizing for Bernie Sanders—and think the Vermont socialist can topple Hillary.

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    Mak on Trump: It Devolved Pretty Quickly

    Mak on Trump: It Devolved Pretty Quickly

    Daily Beast reporter Tim Mak spoke to CBS News Tuesday regarding his exchange with Donald Trump counsel Michael Cohen regarding Ivana Trump's accusation that she was raped by the...

    Huck’s ‘Oven’ Attack Called ‘Sickening’

    Huck’s ‘Oven’ Attack Called ‘Sickening’

    Mike Huckabee may have whipped up the Republican base with his claims that President Obama “will take the Israelis and march them to the door of the oven” with the Iran deal. But top lawmakers, pro-Israel organizations, and even his fellow GOP pre...

    If the 2016 hopeful’s goal when he warned the Iran deal would bring a new Holocaust was a Trump-like media firestorm and condemnation from lawmakers, he succeeded.

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    Entertainment

    Christina Applegate’s Enduring Appeal

    Christina Applegate’s Enduring Appeal

    Christina Applegate is stuck in traffic on her way to JFK—a fittingly relatable scenario for one of America’s most well-liked, down-to-earth stars. Applegate has made a career out of her ability to portray pretty blondes who aren’t boring, and ons...

    The gifted comedic actress opens up about her new film ‘Vacation,’ why she’s interested in a ‘Married… with Children’ revival, and her fascination with Chris Hemsworth’s abs.

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    Gonzo author Hunter S. Thompson, 1937-2005, shooting his IBM typewriter.

    The Gonzo Doctor’s Gonzo Girl Friday

    The Gonzo Doctor’s Gonzo Girl Friday

    In 1992, Cheryl Della Pietra was a 22-year-old recent grad from Penn State looking to break into the publishing industry when she got a tip from a friend interning at Rolling Stone. Hunter S. Thompson was looking for an assistant. “I said, ‘Why do...

    Taking on the job of wrangling the author of ‘Fear and Loathing in Los Vegas’ taught Cheryl Della Pietra a lot, starting with the fact that most of the cliches were true.

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    Trump’s Sons Killed Exotic Animals

    Trump’s Sons Killed Exotic Animals

    On Tuesday, the Internet mourned the death of poor Cecil, Zimbabwe’s most famous lion, and lashed out against Walter Palmer, a dentist from Minnesota who is believed to have paid $50,000 to kill him.According to the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Forc...

    Cecil the lion certainly wasn't the first beautiful African creature slain by an American. Back in 2012, Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump went big-game hunting.

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    Inside the Bizarre Mind of Marlon Brando

    Inside the Bizarre Mind of Marlon Brando

    Listen To Me Marlon is a tell-all documentary, but not in the way that sells copy. There’s none of the tabloid curiosities, none of the wild speculation that characterized his life in the public eye, there’s actually very little speculation at all...

    Stevan Riley’s documentary ‘Listen to Me Marlon,’ narrated by the actor’s never before heard audio recordings, is eye-opening. PLUS: Watch an exclusive clip of Brando discussing his ...

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    Gonzo author Hunter S. Thompson, 1937-2005, shooting his IBM typewriter.

    The Gonzo Doctor’s Gonzo Girl Friday

    The Gonzo Doctor’s Gonzo Girl Friday

    In 1992, Cheryl Della Pietra was a 22-year-old recent grad from Penn State looking to break into the publishing industry when she got a tip from a friend interning at Rolling Stone. Hunter S. Thompson was looking for an assistant. “I said, ‘Why do...

    Taking on the job of wrangling the author of ‘Fear and Loathing in Los Vegas’ taught Cheryl Della Pietra a lot, starting with the fact that most of the cliches were true.

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    Kathie Lee Gifford celebrates the release of her new wine GIFFT Pinot Noir Rose with Carnival Splendor Captain Donato Candeloro, left, as they pour it into a giant wine glass aboard the ship while docked in New York, July 27, 2015. The wine will now be served across the entire fleet.  Carnival Cruise Lines/Ray Stubblebine

    I Got Drunk on a Cruise With Kathie Lee

    I Got Drunk on a Cruise With Kathie Lee

    It took a lot of effort to have a glass of wine with Kathie Lee Gifford. But, as they say, it takes hard work to achieve your dreams. Sure, most of us could just flip on the TV at 10 a.m. on any given weekday and toast a glass with the Notorious K...

    Over a glass (or two) of her very own brand of rosé, the ‘Today’ host discusses how, 15 years after leaving Regis Philbin, she staged her wine-fueled morning show comeback.

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    Nicki Minaj’s Bitter Ex Loses His Mind

    Nicki Minaj’s Bitter Ex Loses His Mind

    Nicki Minaj is working harder than Taylor Swift’s fake surprise face. The Pinkprint rapper, who already works overtime recording, performing, and campaigning on behalf of increasing the number of big asses per club capita, has recently been ambush...

    Safaree Samuels used to be in the group Hood$tars with Minaj, and has since been acting as her hypeman/boyfriend. Nicki dumped him last year, and now he’s making Nicki diss tracks.

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    My ‘True Detective’ Orgy Experience

    My ‘True Detective’ Orgy Experience

    True Detective’s overhyped orgy can be summed up in one word: boring.If only the cameras had lingered longer, but alas the focus was on Rachel McAdams—not all the writhing, naked bodies in the background. As she fought her way deeper into the den ...

    The porn stars involved in ‘True Detective’s’ massive mansion orgy sequence open up about what it was like to shoot their decidedly NSFW scenes.

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    Kathie Lee Gifford celebrates the release of her new wine GIFFT Pinot Noir Rose with Carnival Splendor Captain Donato Candeloro, left, as they pour it into a giant wine glass aboard the ship while docked in New York, July 27, 2015. The wine will now be served across the entire fleet.  Carnival Cruise Lines/Ray Stubblebine

    I Got Drunk on a Cruise With Kathie Lee

    I Got Drunk on a Cruise With Kathie Lee

    It took a lot of effort to have a glass of wine with Kathie Lee Gifford. But, as they say, it takes hard work to achieve your dreams. Sure, most of us could just flip on the TV at 10 a.m. on any given weekday and toast a glass with the Notorious K...

    Over a glass (or two) of her very own brand of rosé, the ‘Today’ host discusses how, 15 years after leaving Regis Philbin, she staged her wine-fueled morning show comeback.

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    World News

    UNDATED FILE PHOTO - Undated photo of Jonathan Pollard with Esther Zeitz-Pollard made available by Zeitz Pollard on an Internet page. A dispute over releasing Jonathan Pollard, an American convicted of spying for Israel, held up plans for signing an agreement between Israel and the Palestinians October 23, an Israeli official said. [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thought he had an understanding that U.S. President Bill Clinto]n would pardon Pollard when Israel signs the agreement, Israeli sources said. Esther Zeitz-Pollard has caused a controversy as she claims to be Jonathan Pollard's wife and Jonathan claims he married her while in prison, however, the marriage is not recognized by Jonathan's family.
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    Why Is the U.S. Releasing This Spy?

    Why Is the U.S. Releasing This Spy?

    “It is difficult for me, even in the so-called ‘year of the spy,’ to conceive of a greater harm to the national security than that caused by the defendant in view of the breadth, the critical importance to the U.S., and the high sensitivity of the...

    The White House denies it’s freeing Jonathan Pollard as a salve to Israelis angry at the Iran deal, but the timing is curious—and ex-counterintelligence officials are against the move.

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    French Rich Out-Riched by Saudi King

    French Rich Out-Riched by Saudi King

    ANTIBES, France — Saudi Arabia’s 79-year-old King Salman arrived on the French Riviera over the weekend. With him, on two private Boeing 747s, came an estimated 1,000 members of his entourage, and a big problem for one long stretch of Côte d’Azur....

    As King Salman and an enormous entourage descend on the Côte d’Azur, closing a beach, locals are torn between egalitarian resentment and potential profits.

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    U.S. President Barack Obama arrives aboard Air Force One at Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia July 26, 2015.  REUTERS/ Tiksa Negeri - RTX1LVCA

    How Obama Glossed Over Africa’s Troubles

    How Obama Glossed Over Africa’s Troubles

    NAIROBI — In what may give the term “birther” new meaning, it’s rumored that in Kogelo, President Barack Hussein Obama’s father’s hometown on the shore of Lake Victoria, boy babies born over the weekend were named “Air Force One” and “POTUS.”All p...

    To keep his visit to Kenya and Ethiopia upbeat, Obama declined to address some of the really big problems in both countries.

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    Should Palestinians Visit Nazi Camps?

    Should Palestinians Visit Nazi Camps?

    “We are breaking a big taboo. We are challenging the collective narrative of the Palestinians regarding the Holocaust.” Dr. Mohammed Dajani has become known worldwide as the Palestinian professor who led a group of students to visit the Auschwitz ...

    A Palestinian professor takes his students to visit Auschwitz to learn about the roots of their conflict with the Israelis.

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    French Rich Out-Riched by Saudi King

    French Rich Out-Riched by Saudi King

    ANTIBES, France — Saudi Arabia’s 79-year-old King Salman arrived on the French Riviera over the weekend. With him, on two private Boeing 747s, came an estimated 1,000 members of his entourage, and a big problem for one long stretch of Côte d’Azur....

    As King Salman and an enormous entourage descend on the Côte d’Azur, closing a beach, locals are torn between egalitarian resentment and potential profits.

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    Russia's Prime Minister Vladimir Putin receives a handshake during the "Russia Calling" VTB Capital forum in Moscow, October 5, 2010. The Russian government may eventually reduce its stakes in large state companies to a minority holding, but this will take time, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday.  REUTERS/Denis Sinyakov  (RUSSIA - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS) - RTXT2KN

    How a U.S. Think Tank Fell for Putin

    How a U.S. Think Tank Fell for Putin

    Last June, three months after Russia annexed the Crimean peninsula and just weeks before Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine shot down a civilian airliner, killing nearly 300 people, a small group of Americans and Russians gathered on th...

    The Carnegie Moscow Center used to be a hub of Russian liberalism. Now it stands accused of being a ‘Trojan horse’ for Russian influence.

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    FBI Director James Comey testifies during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on "Going Dark: Encryption, Technology, and the Balance Between Public Safety and Privacy" in Washington July 8, 2015. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque  - RTX1JL17

    Ex-NSA Chief Slams FBI Surveillance Push

    Ex-NSA Chief Slams FBI Surveillance Push

    ASPEN, Colorado — The head of the FBI has spent the last several months in something of a panic, warning anyone who will listen that terrorists are “going dark”—using encrypted communications to hide from the FBI—and insisting that the bureau need...

    The FBI director says he needs the power and technology to unlock the talks that terror suspects are having online. Veteran intelligence officials aren’t buying it.

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    File photo dated 16/12/1997 of Lord Sewel, who has resigned as Lords Deputy Speaker after The Sun on Sunday published video of him allegedly taking drugs with prostitutes, sources at the House of Lords said.

    British Lord Resigns Over ‘Cocaine’ Vid

    British Lord Resigns Over ‘Cocaine’ Vid

    If ever there was a case of setting oneself up for an almighty fall, then the article of staggering pomposity written just 10 days ago—for the UK Huffington Post—by Lord Sewel of Gilcomstoun, head of standards in Britain’s House of Lords, the uppe...

    Days after writing about ‘personal honor,’ the deputy speaker of the House of Lords allegedly has been caught on video snorting drugs off the breasts of a prostitute.

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    Russia's Prime Minister Vladimir Putin receives a handshake during the "Russia Calling" VTB Capital forum in Moscow, October 5, 2010. The Russian government may eventually reduce its stakes in large state companies to a minority holding, but this will take time, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday.  REUTERS/Denis Sinyakov  (RUSSIA - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS) - RTXT2KN

    How a U.S. Think Tank Fell for Putin

    How a U.S. Think Tank Fell for Putin

    Last June, three months after Russia annexed the Crimean peninsula and just weeks before Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine shot down a civilian airliner, killing nearly 300 people, a small group of Americans and Russians gathered on th...

    The Carnegie Moscow Center used to be a hub of Russian liberalism. Now it stands accused of being a ‘Trojan horse’ for Russian influence.

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    U.S. News

    Why Was Marital Rape Legal Until 1984?

    Why Was Marital Rape Legal Until 1984?

    When he raped and sodomized his estranged wife in front of their 2-year-old son while threatening to kill her unless she told the child to watch, Mario Liberta must have figured he was just taking advantage of a marital exception in New York law.A...

    Three decades ago, Trump’s lawyer’s claim that ‘You cannot rape your spouse’ would have been legally valid. Inside the horrific case that got the law scrapped.

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    The Hostage Priest and the Pope

    The Hostage Priest and the Pope

    ROME—No one has ever heard a credible word about the fate of Father Paolo Dall’Oglio, a 60-year-old Italian Jesuit priest who was kidnapped as he walked along the shelled-out streets of Raqqa, Syria, on July 27, 2013.Raqqa had become the de facto ...

    Despite countless rumors, nothing has been heard of Father Paolo Dall’Oglio since he went missing in Syria two years ago. Now Pope Francis has sparked hope for the priest’s return.

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    How Tom Brady Can End Roger Goodell

    How Tom Brady Can End Roger Goodell

    After NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell upheld his four-game suspension of Tom Brady on Tuesday, the league launched a preemptive legal strike against the Patriots quarterback that CBS Sports called “without precedent.”Why? Because, according to expe...

    The NFL commissioner upheld Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s four-game suspension—and their standoff’s about to get a whole lot uglier.

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    Why Was Marital Rape Legal Until 1984?

    Why Was Marital Rape Legal Until 1984?

    When he raped and sodomized his estranged wife in front of their 2-year-old son while threatening to kill her unless she told the child to watch, Mario Liberta must have figured he was just taking advantage of a marital exception in New York law.A...

    Three decades ago, Trump’s lawyer’s claim that ‘You cannot rape your spouse’ would have been legally valid. Inside the horrific case that got the law scrapped.

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    • Executive Editor Noah Shachtman explains why The Daily Beast published an article examining an allegation of rape from Donald Trump’s past. Shachtman describes the response from Trump’s lawyer, Michael Cohen, who argued that marital rape does not exist, as “legally untrue and morally despicable.”

      Trump Lawyer Denies Marital Rape Exists

      Executive Editor Noah Shachtman explains why The Daily Beast published an article examining an allegation of rape from Donald Trump’s past. Shachtman describes the response from Trum...

    Beaten Ferguson Prisoner Wins Appeal

    Beaten Ferguson Prisoner Wins Appeal

    The Ferguson cops charged Henry Davis with destruction of property because he bled on their uniforms when they beat him.Then, as if fearing it might be outdone in ridiculousness, a federal district court ruled that Davis could not sue the cops for...

    Michael Brown’s killing brought to light the horrific case of Henry Davis, who was beaten by Ferguson cops, then charged with bleeding on them. Now he’s finally allowed to sue them.

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    The Animal Serial Killer Who Shot Cecil

    The Animal Serial Killer Who Shot Cecil

    In early July, a Minnesota dentist traded in his spray nozzle for a bow and arrow and apparently spent 40 hours stalking through a national park in Zimbabwe on the trail of a dying lion.Cecil the lion was beloved by his home country and the touris...

    A Minnesota dentist who allegedly shot and killed Zimbabwe’s most famous lion had a history of shooting big game outside of legal hunting zones.

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    Tech + Health

    Virgin Group's Founder billionaire Richard Branson waves from the window of Virgin Galactic's mothership WhiteKnightTwo during its public roll-out in Mojave, California July 28, 2008. The twin fuselage aircraft WhiteKnightTwo will carry SpaceShipTwo to launch commercial passengers into space.  REUTERS/Fred Prouser  (UNITED STATES) - RTX87IO

    Feds Caved to Let Unsafe Spaceship Fly

    Feds Caved to Let Unsafe Spaceship Fly

    The Federal Aviation Administration’s oversight of Richard Branson’s “space tourism” program was so lax that it granted Virgin Galactic waivers from safety regulations that Galactic never asked for.That was one of the explosive findings announced ...

    The NTSB says ‘political pressure’ on the FAA prevented it from stopping a dangerous program bankrolled by a delusional billionaire. Sources inside Virgin Galactic describe the break...

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    Louis Arevalo holds his Truvada pills at his home in Los Angeles, California on Friday, July 17, 2015. The drug Truvada, used to halt HIV infection, has been shown to be over 90 percent effective when used correctly (Photo by Heidi de Marco/KHN).

    Why Latinos Aren’t Using Truvada

    Why Latinos Aren’t Using Truvada

    LOS ANGELES — Late on a Friday night at The New Jalisco Bar downtown, a drag show featuring dancers dressed in sequined leotards and feathered headdresses had drawn a crowd—most of them gay Latino men.Inside the bar and out, three health workers c...

    Health workers are running into challenges educating the Latino gay community about Truvada, a pill that prevents HIV.

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    Cosby’s Quaaludes: Worse Than You Think

    Cosby’s Quaaludes: Worse Than You Think

    “Quaaludes happen to be the drug that kids, young people were using to party with,” Bill Cosby said in his 2005 deposition. And that is probably the image most of us have of the pills, popular in the ’70s, the decade of disco and decadence. “Disco...

    Some of Cosby’s accusers weren’t unconscious when he allegedly assaulted them. Many were awake, and unable to do anything about it.

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    Philly Pill Doctor Conspired With Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs

    The Gang Behind Philly’s Prime Pill Mill

    The Gang Behind Philly’s Prime Pill Mill

    Before building a multimillion-dollar pill mill—an operation where doctors prescribe pain pills for profit—with one of America’s deadliest motorcycle gangs, Philadelphia physician William J. O’Brien, 49, went by the name “Doctor Bear.”The logo for...

    How a Philadelphia doctor and a notoriously violent motorcycle gang joined forces to sell mass quantities of prescription pills.

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    Louis Arevalo holds his Truvada pills at his home in Los Angeles, California on Friday, July 17, 2015. The drug Truvada, used to halt HIV infection, has been shown to be over 90 percent effective when used correctly (Photo by Heidi de Marco/KHN).

    Why Latinos Aren’t Using Truvada

    Why Latinos Aren’t Using Truvada

    LOS ANGELES — Late on a Friday night at The New Jalisco Bar downtown, a drag show featuring dancers dressed in sequined leotards and feathered headdresses had drawn a crowd—most of them gay Latino men.Inside the bar and out, three health workers c...

    Health workers are running into challenges educating the Latino gay community about Truvada, a pill that prevents HIV.

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    Job applicants coming from computer monitor. Image shot 2011. Exact date unknown.

    Banks Want Robots to Do Their Hiring

    Banks Want Robots to Do Their Hiring

    For a number of years, startups in the area of human resource analytics (also called people analytics or talent analytics) have been making dramatic claims. These companies sell software that turns administrative data to predictions. Some of these...

    Can software perform better than humans on matters of hiring and retaining employees?

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    Ex-NSA Chief Slams FBI Surveillance Push

    Ex-NSA Chief Slams FBI Surveillance Push

    ASPEN, Colorado — The head of the FBI has spent the last several months in something of a panic, warning anyone who will listen that terrorists are “going dark”—using encrypted communications to hide from the FBI—and insisting that the bureau need...

    The FBI director says he needs the power and technology to unlock the talks that terror suspects are having online. Veteran intelligence officials aren’t buying it.

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    Why I Am a Birth Feminist

    Why I Am a Birth Feminist

    I am a birth feminist. Scoff if you like and call me a radical. But indulge me by imagining this scenario:You’re having a healthy pregnancy. You have a doctor who you like well enough. You assume that because women all over the world are doing it,...

    My C-section experience felt completely out of my hands and led to much pain and suffering. But there’s a way for women to make more empowered decisions about giving birth.

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    Banks Want Robots to Do Their Hiring

    Banks Want Robots to Do Their Hiring

    For a number of years, startups in the area of human resource analytics (also called people analytics or talent analytics) have been making dramatic claims. These companies sell software that turns administrative data to predictions. Some of these...

    Can software perform better than humans on matters of hiring and retaining employees?

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    BeastStyle

    Prostitutes Tell Celebrities to STFU

    Prostitutes Tell Celebrities to STFU

    Many a cause célèbre would welcome the support of Lena Dunham.The Girls star and creator has emerged as a leading voice for millennials, feminists, Democrats, and pro-choice advocates.But while President Obama welcomed Dunham’s stamp of approval w...

    Celebrities like Lena Dunham and Kate Winslet have protested Amnesty International’s proposal to decriminalize prostitution. Prostitutes backing Amnesty wish the celebs would stay ou...

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    The Hunk-ification of Mr. Taylor Swift

    The Hunk-ification of Mr. Taylor Swift

    You may have seen them everywhere: flawless pecs, chiseled abs, and a bulge that snugs a pair of Armani underwear almost too perfectly.Calvin Harris, who became the face of the Italian label this year, embodies a modern-day Adonis. His perfectly s...

    Calvin Harris was once a gangly DJ. No longer: His pecs and abs are on fine display in Armani’s underwear campaigns.

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    The Minuses of Being Plus-Size Models

    The Minuses of Being Plus-Size Models

    I sit at my desk, eating a “light” vanilla yogurt, reflecting on the countless times I’ve narcissistically stared at my midsection with concern, and very much wanting to believe that Erica Jean Schenk’s cover for Women’s Running will make a lastin...

    Erica Jean Schenk became the latest poster child for plus-size women with a much-hyped ‘Women’s Running’ cover. One day, she hopes it will be no big deal.

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    Is 14 Too Young to Model Couture?

    Is 14 Too Young to Model Couture?

    It’s been weeks since 14-year-old Sofia Mechetner headlined Christian Dior’s haute couture show in a diaphanous white chiffon gown.Look closely and you can see a pair of nude boy-shorts beneath the sheer gown and the Israeli teen’s jewel-like, sal...

    The media proclaimed ‘outrage’ over young Israeli model Sofia Mechetner on the catwalk—but fashion’s obsession with youth is long-enduring.

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    The Hunk-ification of Mr. Taylor Swift

    The Hunk-ification of Mr. Taylor Swift

    You may have seen them everywhere: flawless pecs, chiseled abs, and a bulge that snugs a pair of Armani underwear almost too perfectly.Calvin Harris, who became the face of the Italian label this year, embodies a modern-day Adonis. His perfectly s...

    Calvin Harris was once a gangly DJ. No longer: His pecs and abs are on fine display in Armani’s underwear campaigns.

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    A Mountain Lion Walks Into a Podcast

    A Mountain Lion Walks Into a Podcast

    A mountain lion, a drag queen and a saucy beauty winner walk into a podcast…The BeastStyle crew had quite a range of topics to discuss this week.First up, a decision to ban drag queen performers from an upcoming gay pride event in Glasgow, Scotlan...

    In this week’s Daily Beast Podcast, Team BeastStyle discusses a Scottish drag controversy, a beauty pageant like no other, and a mountain lion in Milwaukee.

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    Nick Denton, founder of Gawker Media, speaks during the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) MIXX 2010 conference and expo during Advertising Week in New York, U.S., on Monday, Sept. 27, 2010. The mobile advertising market may more than double in the U.S. to almost $500 million this year, researchers say. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images *** Local Caption *** Nick Denton

    Nick Denton’s Gawker Exit Strategy?

    Nick Denton’s Gawker Exit Strategy?

    One night in mid-June, weeks before his privately-held company suffered a very public meltdown over the widely condemned outing of a heterosexually married Condé Nast executive, Gawker Media founder Nick Denton had dinner with Mark Cuban at Congee...

    Today the controversy-beset website moved to new offices. But is its founder really in it for the long haul, as he insists?

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    A man waits in line at a Hypercacher kosher supermarket in Paris on June 26, 2015, six months after a bloody hostage drama during a jihadist attack in January. AFP PHOTO / KENZO TRIBOUILLARD        (Photo credit should read KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)

    The Jews Determined to Stay in France

    The Jews Determined to Stay in France

    A young woman with long, raven-colored hair sings the classic Jewish love song Tumbalalaika while accompanying herself on the accordion.On this quiet Sunday the lyrical Yiddish fills the air of the Marais, the historically Jewish neighborhood in P...

    After the murderous siege of a kosher supermarket and many other anti-Semitic flashpoints, Jews were reported to be leaving France en masse. Others are resolute about staying put.

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    A Mountain Lion Walks Into a Podcast

    A Mountain Lion Walks Into a Podcast

    A mountain lion, a drag queen and a saucy beauty winner walk into a podcast…The BeastStyle crew had quite a range of topics to discuss this week.First up, a decision to ban drag queen performers from an upcoming gay pride event in Glasgow, Scotlan...

    In this week’s Daily Beast Podcast, Team BeastStyle discusses a Scottish drag controversy, a beauty pageant like no other, and a mountain lion in Milwaukee.

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    Books

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    Gay Celibacy Is the New Ex-Gay Therapy

    Gay Celibacy Is the New Ex-Gay Therapy

    “I’m gayyyyyy,” Matt Jones answers when I ask him how he identifies sexually. “Add or remove one of the y’s as you see fit.”See, Jones is gay. But the letters act as a buffer of sorts: He’s a Christian and believes that sex is reserved for marriag...

    ‘Hate the sin, not the sinner’ has led evangelicals to push gay celibacy as a way to accept homosexuals. But is it any better than conversion therapy?

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    • The Death of Satire

      The Death of Satire

      How did satire get so stupid?Not long ago, satire reigned as the highest form of comedy. It could shake political regimes, and spur social change. But in the Internet age, satire mostly subsists as fake news stories served up as clickbait on socia...

      Once the smartest form of comedy, satire has turned into fake news and dumbed-down clickbait. From Colbert to The Onion, the tide is going out.

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    15 Great Books About Iraq, Afghanistan

    15 Great Books About Iraq, Afghanistan

    While working on my novel I’d Walk with My Friends If I Could Find Them I had the chance to reflect on the literature of our nation’s 21st century wars, as well as their vital creative lineage. The titles brought forth when considering even a smal...

    From the familiar to the obscure, novelist and military man Jesse Goolsby runs down the poetry, fiction, memoir and history you need to make sense of war in the 12st century.

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    15 Great Books About Iraq, Afghanistan

    While working on my novel I’d Walk with My Friends If I Could Find Them I had the chance to reflect on the literature of our nation’s 21st century wars, as well as their vital creative lineage. The titles brought forth when considering even a smal...

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    On July 11, 2015, UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler and challenger Rory McDonald were slinging furious punches at each other’s skulls, slick to the elbows with blood. When the bell rang, Lawler, who has tattoos of a gladiator and the Roman C...

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    Amtrak’s designated quiet cars ought to be conducive to silence and peaceful contemplation. Turns out they’re tense battlegrounds between the entitled and the noise police.

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    The problem with gloves in UFC for Brain Trauma

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    On July 11, 2015, UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler and challenger Rory McDonald were slinging furious punches at each other’s skulls, slick to the elbows with blood. When the bell rang, Lawler, who has tattoos of a gladiator and the Roman C...

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