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Jan. 15, 2013

The Simpsons Season 24: 6 Greatest Guest Star Appearances Of All Time

For a fictional city in an unnamed state, Springfield has seen more than its fair share of guests. Here are six of the greatest celebrity visits in Simpsons history.
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Jan. 15, 2013

World's Freest Countries: The U.S. is Only Number 7

A new study ranks the United States as the seventh freest country in the world. The study puts Hong Kong, Ireland, New Zealand (and a few others) ahead of the U.S.
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Jan. 15, 2013

5 World Leaders to Watch in 2013

If you've found yourself lagging behind when it comes to world news, here's a quick recap of the political figures across the globe you should pay attention to in 2013.
Jan. 15, 2013

3 Reasons Why Everyone Should Live in New York City ... At Least Once

New York and Los Angeles are the two biggest cities in the country. After living in both of them, here are three reasons why everyone should live in New York City ... at least once.
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Jan. 15, 2013

7 Reasons Why An Assault Weapons Ban Will Fail to Reduce Violent Crime

With VP Biden set to present his findings, here are 7 reason why a new assault weapons ban will not help to curb gun violence in the United States, and why it should not be considered.
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Jan. 15, 2013

Lance Armstrong Steroids: What Drugs Did Lance Armstrong Use?

Lance Armstrong is expected to admit in an interview with Oprah Winfrey airing Thursday and Friday that he used illegal drugs to enhance his performance - what will he admit to using?
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Jan. 15, 2013

Lance Armstrong EPO: A Timeline Of Other Athletes Who Have Used Blood Doping

Cyclist Lance Armstrong is scheduled to reveal in a taped interview that he used the hormone EPO to enhance his performance throughout his career. He's not the first athlete to have done so.
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Jan. 15, 2013

Gun Control Debate: American Gun Lobby is Full of Contradictions

The gun-rights movement is philosophically divided, but many Americans on both sides of the gun control debate often fail to recognize this fact.
Jan. 15, 2013

3801 Lancaster: New Online Documentary Shows That We Turn a Blind Eye to Realities of Abortion

Recently released online documentary "3801 Lancaster" follows the case of Dr. Kermit Gosnell and a State's blind eye toward an abortion clinic turned butcher shop. What does this reveal about us?
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Jan. 15, 2013

Gun Control Advocates Unwittingly Want to Give Mass Murderers All the Guns

Most of us don't run around threatening people in our daily lives, but I find it odd that so many of us are quick to cheer violent threats made by our elected representatives.
Jan. 15, 2013

Chicken Soup Recipe: What to Eat When You Have the Flu

Flu season is here, and it's totally not kidding around. Fingers crossed that none of us get the flu, but just in case, this chicken soup recipe will get us through the darkest of sick days.
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Jan. 15, 2013

Hitler Gun Control Comparisons On Executive Orders Will Continue, Regardless of Reality

President Obama has received 19 recommendations on executive action concerning gun violence from V.P. Joe Biden. Do they include gun bans? No, but expect the far right to keep screaming Hitler.
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Jan. 15, 2013

Jyoti Singh Pandey Updates: Asaram Bapu Blames Victim, Again

Live updates of the discussion the world's largest democracy is having about women's rights, Jyoti Singh Pandey trial, and Delhi's anti-rape protests
Jan. 15, 2013

18 Heads Found at O'Hare Airport: Joe Pesci in Custody

A gruesome discovery at O'Hare International Airport of 18 heads has lead to puzzling questions about who sent them and where they were headed.
Jan. 15, 2013

FB Graph Search: Facebook Disappoints With Big Unveiling

Once again, FB has disappointed investors with a "private search" function that, while cool, doesn't promise new revenue anytime soon.
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Jan. 15, 2013

St. Louis College Shooting: Student Shoots Financial Aid Advisor (VIDEO)

St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson said the suspect had been a part-time student at the school for the past four years.
Jan. 15, 2013

Facebook Announcement Pushes FB Stock Above $30, and It May Go Higher

FB stock soared as Wall Street regained confidence in the social networking company in anticipation of its upcoming announcement.
Jan. 15, 2013

Les Miserables Movie Review: 7 Reasons Why Les Mis is the Movie of the Year

Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman, direction and design are just a few of the reasons why "Les Miserables" is the best film of the year.
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Jan. 15, 2013

Martin Luther King Jr.: 3 Powerful Speeches That Are Still Relevant Today

Martin Luther King Jr.'s speeches rallied Americans towards civil rights changes in the 1960s, but their influence shouldn't stop there. Many of his speeches are still relevant to America today.
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Jan. 15, 2013

Live updates Jyoti Singh Pandey: Here are the lawyers for the accused

Live updates of the discussion the world's largest democracy is having about women's rights, Jyoti Singh Pandey trial, and Delhi's anti-rape protests
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Jan. 15, 2013

Google's Driverless Cars Will Change the World As We Know It

Google holds the most important piece of the energy revolution, and it has nothing to do with the company's green energy initiatives. Earth's future is all dependent upon the driverless car.
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Jan. 15, 2013

Debt Ceiling 2013: Foreign Aid Will Be the First Casualty of American Austerity

Congress’ current focus on cutting federal spending raises questions about the need and sustainability of all federal programs. Foreign assistance programs are among the targets of budget cuts.
Jan. 15, 2013

Yes, There is Such a Thing As a Pro-Life Feminist

While abortion rights are often seen as central to 21st century feminism, some women disagree, and they are often shunned from both pro-life and feminist circles.
Jan. 15, 2013

Oscar Predictions Django Unchained: Why Tarantino's Movie Should Win Best Picture

There is one very good reason why Quentin Tarantino's 'Django Unchained' deserves the Academy Award for Best Picture: because the film managed to expand the entire language of cinema.
Jan. 15, 2013

DmC Devil May Cry Review: Dante is Back, and He's Bloody Fun

Despite being a reboot, DmC: Devil May Cry succeeds in taking the series in clever new directions and revitalizing interest in an aging franchise.
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Jan. 15, 2013

NRA Membership Soars By 250,000 On Eve of Obama's Gun Control Announcement

"Every time President Obama opens his mouth and talks about gun bans and restricting the rights of law abiding Americans, people pay attention to that and sign up," said the NRA.
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Jan. 15, 2013

Gun Control Debate: Intensive Training Should Be a Requirement for Enjoying Second Amendment Rights

Second Amendment rights should be conditional on whether gun owners are willing to undergo intensive training. It should be a prerequisite for owning a gun.
Jan. 15, 2013

Colin Powell's Race Comments Are Hypocritical and Discredit Him More Than They Hurt the GOP

Colin Powell says Republicans "look down on minorities." Coming from someone who ascended to the highest ranks of government as appointed by GOP leaders, the comment comes across as hypocritical.
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Jan. 15, 2013

Mali War: French Are Hypocrites For Rushing In With Military Aid

Next time France bashes American foreign policy and shows contempt for the UN, point to their foreign policy hypocrisy in Mali.
Jan. 15, 2013

White House Death Star Petition: An Informative Letter From the White House Obliterates a Dumb Request

Paul Shawcross, Chief of the Science and Space Branch at the White House Office of Management and Budget responded to John D's November petition to construct a "Death Star."
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Jan. 15, 2013

Denis McDonough Likely Pick For Chief Of Staff as Ron Klain Says He's Out Of Running

According to a source, Ron Klain has said he will not be President Obama's next chief of staff, making the appointment of Denis McDonough to replace Jack Lew very likely.
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Jan. 15, 2013

NYC School Bus Strike Will Strand 150,000 Students

New York City's school bus drivers are threatening to strike beginning Wednesday morning. The strike would leave 150,000 students without a ride to school, and Mayor Bloomberg is pushing back.
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Jan. 15, 2013

PTSD Among Veterans is the Biggest Crisis Congress Isn’t Talking About

When Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and traumatic brain Injury affect as many as 20% of service members, our government needs to take action.
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Jan. 15, 2013

Football Concussions Are Leading to the Downfall of America's Favorite Sport

Given the new information on the damage playing football does to the human brain, is it time to reconsider football as America's favorite sport?
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Jan. 15, 2013

Did Lance Armstrong Use Steroids?

Lance Armstrong is set to confess he used performance-enhancing drugs during an interview with Oprah Winfrey airing Thursday and Friday. Do they include steroids?
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Jan. 15, 2013

Obama Inauguration 2013: Chelsea Clinton's Inauguration Post Sets the Stage For Career in National Politics

Chelsea Clinton, daughter of former President Bill Clinton, has been named the Honorary Chair of the National Day of Service - giving her a prominent plaform to define herself to the nation.
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Jan. 15, 2013

Hurricane Sandy Relief Bill: Republicans Are Holding It Up At Their Own Peril

The Hurricane Sandy disaster relief bill is a rare pieces of legislation that is politically advantageous and good policy, but Republicans are holding it hostage in the name of spending cuts.
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Jan. 15, 2013

Arab Nationalism is Spreading On Two Year Anniversary of the Arab Spring

The Arab Spring has revived Arab nationalism. It is taking hold across North Africa and the Middle East.
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Jan. 15, 2013

Mali Civil War: France and U.S. Eye Larger Role

The world applauds France's intervention in the Mali civil war, while the U.S. lends logistical support. But will this be the extent of the involvement?
Jan. 15, 2013

Asteroid Collision Course: How Would NASA Handle A Giant Asteroid?

In order to address the individual and specific risk of a potential humanity killer, we would send out a scoping mission to probe its structure. And that would cost some money.
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Jan. 15, 2013

Gun Control Debate: Crime Victims Should Blame Government for Being Left Defenseless

Crime victims should file class action lawsuits against the government, for taking away their right to bear arms.
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Jan. 15, 2013

Medical Marijuana Crackdowns and Other Ways in Which Obama Has Turned On His Supporters

Let's forget about the broken promises, Obama is openly waging a war against his own supporters and no one is doing a damned thing about it.
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Jan. 15, 2013

Obama Issued $216 Billion in New Regulations in 2012

2012 saw an increase of 87 million hours of paperwork and $216 billion in regulatory costs. It's time to repeal some of these regulations.
Jan. 15, 2013

Aaron Swartz Suicide: Petition to Fire Prosecutor Reaches 25,000 Signatures Needed For White House Response

Internet activists have gathered the 25,000 signatures necessary for a White House response to their petition to fire Aaron Swartz's prosecutor for unjust prosecution.
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Jan. 15, 2013

Chuck Hagel: The Libertarian Case For Obama's Pentagon Pick

While Chuck Hagel offers an alternative to the foreign policy status quo, libertarians and non-interventionists should temper their enthusiasm if he is confirmed.
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Jan. 15, 2013

Violence Against Women Act: What Congress Can Learn From Massachusetts

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick authorized new protections for sexual assault victims in a huge victory for local women's groups. Nationally, domestic violence bills remain a heated topic.
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Jan. 15, 2013

Church of England Approves Gay Bishops, Creating New Problems For Modern Religion

The Church of England recently ruled that gay men could serve as bishops, as long as they are celibate. It is a step forward, but creates more problems than it solves.
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Jan. 15, 2013

Jack Lew Got a $950,000 Bonus Months After His Bank Was Bailed Out

Barack Obama's pick for secretary of the Treasury, Jack Lew, received a nearly $1 million bonus at Citigroup mere months after the bank was bailed out by the government.
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Jan. 15, 2013

Austerity 2013: How Cuts to Education Could Violate Human Rights

Austerity has been defining the European political agenda for the past couple of years. Shall we consider our right to culture violated when the cultural sector is placed on the chopping block?
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Jan. 15, 2013

No Pants Subway Ride 2013 Video: 4,000 People Ride the Subway... In Their Underwear

2013's annual No Pants Subway Ride was a raving success, attracting thousands to ride the train in their underwear. Watch the video here!
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Jan. 15, 2013

Debt Ceiling 2013: Using Trillion Dollar Platinum Coin To Pay Off Debt Marks High Point of Stupidity

In a continuing quest to determine exactly how stupid we are, some, like Paul Krugman, have come up with a truly idiotic plan: to use a $1 trillion platinum coin to fund the government.
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Jan. 15, 2013

The Untold History Of Hollywood and the NRA

Are there too many private interests in politics? A look into the background of two of the biggest political players money can buy: Hollywood and the NRA.
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Jan. 15, 2013

MLK Birthday: How His Legacy is Still Changing America

King helped broadening the scope of American democracy. In so doing, groups that were once marginalized can, now, have a seat at the table of American democracy.
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Jan. 15, 2013

Livestrong: Is It Over For Lance Armstrong's Foundation After Oprah Interview?

With cyclist Lance Armstrong set to admit that he used performance enhancing drugs in an interview with Oprah Winfrey later this week, many are asking: What will happen to his cancer charity?
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Jan. 15, 2013

Sandy Relief Bill: 3 Reasons GOP Could Vote It Down

Republicans are divided on whether to pass a $51 billion bill that would aid the recovery in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. Here are three reasons why.
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Jan. 15, 2013

Obama Will Announce Gun Control Measures Wednesday

President Obama announced that he will unveil executive gun control measures his administration will pursue in an event on Wednesday at the White House.
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Jan. 15, 2013

Ben Bernanke Speech At University Of Michigan Gets Laughs, But It Was Far From Funny

Ben Bernanke, Chairman of the Federal Reserve, at the University of Michigan on Monday about the Fed's policies, and answered a few questions from the audience and Twitter.
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Jan. 15, 2013

Reid Signals That New Assault Weapons Ban Unlikely

Reid says what we all know - a new assault weapons ban ain't going anywhere with a Republican House.
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Jan. 15, 2013

Debt Ceiling 2013: No Labels Seeks to End Congressional Gridlock

Led by former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman and West Virginia Democratic Senator Joe Manchin, among others, The No Labels Congressional Problem Solvers group wants to fix Washington.
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Jan. 15, 2013

5 Headlines That Prove the Debt Ceiling War Has Raged For Decades

As we approach yet another debt ceiling fight, let's take a deep breath and remember that our battle in Congress over the debt ceiling is arguably our longest civil war.
Jan. 15, 2013

Facebook Phone: Is This What Facebook Will Announce?

Analysts and Mark Zuckerberg seem skeptical, but it makes sense.