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Les Miserables Movie Review: Anne Hathaway Will Break Your Heart

The latest film version of 'Les Miserables' may have some problems, but overall is beautifully rendered and a pleasure to watch.

The Hobbit Movie Release Date: Orlando Bloom as Legolas to Appear in Second and Third Installments

'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' premieres on December 14, and producers have unveiled a first look at Orlando Bloom as Legolas (to appear in the second and third installments).

PSY Hates America Video: This is The Video That Has Gotten PSY in Trouble

Watch the 2004 video where K-pop sensation, and performer of 'Gangnam Style,' PSY sings about killing Americans.

Mel Greig and Michael Christian Become the Most Hated DJs in The World

The DJs from Sydney radio station 2Day FM, that pranked Jacintha Saldanha, the nurse who was found dead after providing private information about Kate Middleton, are now the world's most hated.

Jacintha Saldanha Suicide Prompts Twitter Conspiracy Theories

Twitter skeptics are speculating that Saldanha, who was found dead after falling for an Australian radio prank, was “taken out” by MI6 for revealing sensitive information about the royal family.
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Gay Marriage, Marijuana Legalization and Immigration Reform Will Make 2013 a Great Year for Progressives

Several controversial social issues are approaching tipping points, and with the start of a new year and a new term for President Obama, a lot could change for the better. And soon.
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North Korea Missile Launch: Kim Jong Un Will Never Admit Failure

Whether or not North Korea's long-range missile rocket succeeds or fails, Kim Jong-un wins.
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Marijuana Legalization: Support is Growing And It Is Not Just A Millenial Thing

Despite the November approval of initiatives in Washington and Colorado, marijuana is still illegal under the federal Controlled Substances Act. Let it go.
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DOMA: Churches Will Not Have to Marry Same Sex Couples Regardless of SCOTUS Ruling

As the Supreme Court takes up the Defense of Marriage Act, it's important to remember what's not at stake for churches: their ability to choose whom they marry.
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DOMA at the Supreme Court: The Time for Marriage Equality Has Come

Expect the Court to strike down DOMA by, at least, a 6-3 majority in late June, 2013.

McKenna Pope Petition to Hasbro Can Make Us More Like Sweden

The eighth-grader who has petitioned Hasbro to create a gender-neutral version of the Easy Bake Oven toy shows the wisdom beyond her years.

Prop 35: Sex Offender Act Could Have Unforeseen Privacy Consequences

While some may cheer that Proposition 35 curbs the impunity of sex offenders on the web, many fail to consider the implications a law like this could have for non-sex offenders.

Inauguration 2013: Media Could Be Shut Out Second Time Around

Because inauguration day falls on a Sunday this year, the official swearing in will be held in a small, private ceremony.

Shaheen Amendment: Servicewoman Abortion Coverage Up for House Debate

The Shaheen Amendment, which would expand servicewomen's insurance to cover abortion in the case of rape or incest has passed in the Senate. Will the house follow suit?
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Gore Hits Obama on Climate Change Inaction

Al Gore said, “We cannot have four more years of mentioning this occasionally and saying it’s too bad that Congress can’t act.” Is his criticism fair? Mostly.
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Chiefs Jovan Belcher Final Hours Video Released by Kansas Police

The 10-minute video shows police shining a flashlight into a black Bentley to wake Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher, the morning of the day he fatally shot his girlfriend and self.
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Presidential Youth Council: How Millennials Are Gaining a Seat on The Table

We are on the doorstep of a new era in politics — one where young people matter. As the Chair of the Campaign for a Presidential Youth Council I could not be more excited.
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Lady Gaga Thinks Dmitry Medvedev is One of Her Little Monsters Now

Gaga thanked the Russian PM and former president for departing from his party's "anti-gay propaganda."
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Obama Tax Hikes: Why The President Wants to Raise Tax Rates

Why would Obama care where revenues come from, so long as they are received exclusively from wealthy Americans? Well, he shouldn’t.
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Syria WMDs: Lives and Regional Tensions at Stake if Government Uses Chemical Weapons

The alleged use of the Syrian government's potential chemical weapons has caused growing fear over mass human casualties and an increase in regional tension.
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Inauguration 2013 to Be Funded by Unlimited Corporate Donations

"Our goal is to make sure that we will meet the fund-raising requirements for this civic event after the most expensive presidential campaign in history," the committee said.

Kodak Patents to Be Bought by Apple and Google

The strange bedfellows are offering north of $500 million for some of Kodak’s 1,100 imaging patents.
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Improved Medicine Has Made Murder Charges Obsolete

Heroic efforts by trauma units are saving an increasing number of victims of violence. Do the perpetrators get a pass because the victim doesn't die?