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Oct. 10, 2013

Which Country Has Won the Most Nobel Prizes? Check This Map

You'll have 344 reasons to chant, "U-S-A!"
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Oct. 10, 2013

Marijuana Legalization: 8 Lies the White House is Spreading About Weed

A majority of Americans support legalization of marijuana, so why is the White House fact sheet so misleading? Here are 8 statements to show you just how much they lie to you.
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Oct. 10, 2013

Dread Pirate Roberts Was Caught By the FBI, But Its Evidence is All Circumstantial

There's more to the Silk Road shut down than you think. The case against Ross William Ulbricht, the Dread Pirate Roberts, is unusually weak and the FBI might have sources it's keeping hidden.
Oct. 10, 2013

Why We Love Angry Men, But Hate Impassioned Women

Why is anger celebrated in men but reviled in women?
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Oct. 10, 2013

Do You Live in a Failing Nation? Check This Brilliant Map

The Failed States Index shows all the key data on world stability in one place, on one map. Anyone with even a passing interest in the world should check it out.
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Oct. 10, 2013

3 Reasons Why McAfee's D-Central Won't Actually Protect You From the NSA

For $100, McAfee promises you will be able to buy your privacy. Here are three reasons why you shouldn't buy into the McAfee paranoia.
Oct. 10, 2013

The 5 Most Ridiculous Love Lessons From 'Sex and the City'

'Sex and the City' taught us a lot of things, but not all of them were exactly worth learning.
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Oct. 10, 2013

America Hasn't Had a Budget For Over Three Years, So Don’t Expect One Anytime Soon

Given the divides between Congress and the Obama administration, America will probably not have a real budget until Congress learns to compromise, or one party controls both houses.
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Oct. 10, 2013

Inside Modern Money Theory: Our Route to Full Employment and No Debt

A fiscal policy unconstrained by our current limited understanding of our fiat currency would give millenials hope for a future without debt and no unemployment. It's called Modern Money Theory.
Oct. 10, 2013

Kanye's Jimmy Kimmel Interview is the Strangest Thing You'll Watch On the Internet Today

Kanye West went on Jimmy Kimmel to reconcile after his Twitter rampage, but something was not quite right.
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Oct. 10, 2013

Nairobi’s Westgate Mall Attack: A Simple Explanation of a Tragic Event

The basic narrative of what unfolded in Kenya still stands. An undetermined number of Al-Shabab operatives entered Nairobi’s Westgate Mall on September 21, while Kenyan soldiers looted.
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Oct. 10, 2013

Randy Neugebauer Isn't Just Mean-Spirited, He Might Be Corrupt, Too

Randy Neugebauer's recent altercation with a park ranger continues to haunt him. Now, its reviving old controversies that he thought were dead and buried.
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Oct. 10, 2013

Here's Everything That Could Happen If the U.S. Breaches the Debt Ceiling

The U.S., like the House of Lannister, always pays its debts.
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Oct. 10, 2013

5 Pointz Demolition Shows Money Still Trumps Everything Else in NYC

A world attraction will be demolished to pave the way for a larger-than-life collection of luxury condos in NYC. Should we be surprised?
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Oct. 10, 2013

Kendrick Johnson Case Takes Bizarre Twist As Autopsy Finds Organs Missing

A second autopsy of Kendrick Johnson reveals the 17-year-old's organs were missing and replaced with newspaper.
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Oct. 10, 2013

Climate Reports Tell a Very Grim Story

Two new climate reports from the IPCC and the University of Hawaii argue that climate change is bearing down even faster than we could have predicted.
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Oct. 10, 2013

Who Will Win the Nobel Peace Prize? Malala Yousafzai Deserves It

Malala is a name that's on the world's lips now. After bravely standing up to the Taliban on behalf of girls in the Swat Valley, she has shown that she is worth the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize.
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Oct. 10, 2013

The Government Shutdown Has Created a New Word: Snollygosters

What is a snollygoster? What does it have to do with the government shutdown? Read on to find out.
Oct. 10, 2013

5 Things Forever 21 Has Sold That Make Sense Of Their Ayn Rand Muscle Tee

It's not that surprising when you realize Forever 21 has made a business model out of exploiting disadvantaged people for a quick buck.
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Oct. 10, 2013

A Quick Primer On Why the Debt-Ceiling Debate is Crazy

Seriously. As an economist, I feel like I'm taking LSD.
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Oct. 10, 2013

Undercover Cops Are Making Millions Selling Cocaine

The cops in Broward County, Fla. have found a way to take a big slice of the drug trade pie.
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Oct. 10, 2013

Julian Assange Really, Really Hates 'The Fifth Estate'

The Wikileaks Founder pens a letter to Benedict Cumberbatch.
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Oct. 10, 2013

Millennials Should Exempt Themselves and Opt Out of Obamacare

Critics of the Opt Out of Obamacare campaign seem to think we're seeking the approval of politicians — but opinions of elected officials aren't what matter. Opinions of young people are.
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Oct. 10, 2013

Here's What 'Sesame Street' Can Teach Us About Prison Reform

The new initiative undertaken by Sesame Street and the release and death of Herman Wallace all point to the same thing: the need for prison reform.
Oct. 10, 2013

Captain Phillips Review: Tom Hanks Brings Two Hours Of White-Knuckle Suspense

You may already know the end to 'Captain Phillips' but Paul Greengrass' film will still make you sweat. Oh, and Barkhad Abdi should win an Oscar.
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Oct. 10, 2013

Cuts to SNAP Show How Misinformed We Are About Poverty

We need to talk about poverty in the U.S., but the only way we can become more comfortable with discussing the taboo (but very real) issue is by acknowledging it.
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Oct. 10, 2013

New Website Fulfills Your Dream Of Drunk Dialing Congress

Ever wanted to see what it's like to contact your congressman after a couple of glasses of scotch? Now you can.
Oct. 10, 2013

Sweatshop Labor is Wrong — Unless the Shoes are Cute

It turns out that regardless of how much information an average consumer has, they still buy products that source through child labor, horrific labor conditions, or conflict minerals.
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Oct. 10, 2013

7 Key Moments That Led To the New Jersey Gay Marriage Win

New Jersey must issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples starting October 21st. Here's how they got there, and what other states might learn from their path.
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Oct. 10, 2013

Hitting the Debt Ceiling Deadline is All Part of Republican's Deranged Plan

The country is on the brink of an economic catastrophe. The debt ceiling deadline is around the corner, all because Tea Party activists are trying to derail Obama's presidency.
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Oct. 10, 2013

1,000 People Just Died in Iraq – the War is Far From Over

Internal conflict in Iraq is steadily rising and at its highest point since 2008, following serious ethnic violence. There is more to the issue, though, than sectarianism.
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Oct. 10, 2013

This Private Restaurant Owner Had His Business Closed By the Government Shutdown

The owner of Yorktown's Carrot Tree Kitchen says that "I'm serving Brunswick stew... if that gets me put in jail, I'm going to jail."
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Oct. 10, 2013

Immigration Reform 2013 Could Be Poisoned By the Debt Ceiling Fight

Despite the need and public demand for immigration reform in 2013, the current government stalemate and debt ceiling fight are wreaking havoc on our progress.
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Oct. 10, 2013

What You Need to Know About the Exorcism Case That's Now An Exorcism Trial

Four men are on trial in France for instigating an "exorcism" that left a teenager tortured.
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Oct. 10, 2013

Boko Haram Terrorists Only Become More Violent as the Government Cracks Down

The harder the security services push for eradication of Boko Haram, the more the terrorists slip through the cracks and re-emerge as something slightly different, but just as deadly.
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Oct. 10, 2013

One in 10 Young People Have Committed Sexual Violence

And over half of them have never been caught, or punished. So what's this have to do with sex ed?
Oct. 10, 2013

Kanye West Appears on 'Jimmy Kimmel' to End Their Wild Twitter Feud

Kanye never used the word "sorry," and Kimmel told Kanye that people think he's a jerk. Is this feud really over?
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Oct. 10, 2013

5 Ways Millennials Are Getting Screwed By the Shutdown

Goodbye, internship! Goodbye, financial aid!
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Oct. 10, 2013

Want More Millennials in Office? Then It's Time to Ditch the Two-Party System

Politics should be more than just Democrats or Republicans.
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Oct. 10, 2013

National Parks Closed to the Public, Open to Loggers

Shutdown frustration ensues when the public discovers that while national parks are closed to citizens, they continue to remain open for miners, loggers, drillers and other land-related workers.
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Oct. 10, 2013

Debt Ceiling Fact: John Boehner is Hijacking Our Democracy For Political Gain

Increasingly desperate, Republicans are playing with forces they don't understand and can't control. They need to be stopped before they go too far.
Oct. 10, 2013

Court Ruling Leaves NYC Interns Unprotected From Sexual Harrassment

A federal judge in New York City has ruled that unpaid interns cannot sue their bosses for sexual harassment.
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Oct. 10, 2013

Janet Yellen, Mary Jo White, and Christine Lagarde Shatter Gender Stereotypes

Janet Yellen's nomination to the Federal Reserve follows several other high-profile women taking over postitions historically held by men. The old stereotypes are falling.
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Oct. 10, 2013

Feminist Weekly: It's National Coming Out Day!

All the rainbows ... so intense.
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Oct. 10, 2013

Developers Versus Neighborhoods: The Argument for Community Benefits Agreement

As an innovative agreement between residents and developers of an ice hockey complex in the Bronx proves, gentrification doesn't have to be about winners and losers.
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Oct. 10, 2013

Rep Compares Congress to Dog Poop, And He's Right

Sometimes self-deprecation is the best way to try and end a government shutdown.
Oct. 10, 2013

Alice Munro is the First Canadian to Win the Nobel Prize for Literature

The famed short story writer is the first Canadian and 13th woman to win the Nobel for Literature.
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Oct. 10, 2013

Egypt News: U.S. Finally Gets Around to Cutting Aid

The U.S. is making more cuts to foreign aid to Egypt in response to "an accumulation of events," but it still falls short of doing any real harm to the Egyptian government or military.
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Oct. 10, 2013

Mic Check: This Rebel Found a Creative Way to Stand Up to Congress

Today's PolicyMic newsletter, featuring a millennial take on the world's top news and a collection of links from around the web.