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Oct. 9, 2013

Which States Smoke the Most Marijuana? Check This Map

Find out where your state ranks.
Oct. 9, 2013

57 Cities Now Have Free Wi-Fi, But They're Not Thinking Big Enough

Providing free municipal Wi-Fi is well intentioned, but it's rapidly becoming something people expect. Cities that want to get ahead of the curve should install fiber optics.
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Oct. 9, 2013

Watch Malala Give the Absolute Best Answer to Jon Stewart's Hardest Question

This little girl will never cease to amaze and inspire. Check out the answer that made even Jon Stewart, completly speechless.
Oct. 9, 2013

Enough With the 'Strong Female Characters', Already

Why Hollywood should listen to Natalie Portman.
Oct. 9, 2013

What is the Worst Stereotype Of Every State? Watch This Video

All 50 state stereotypes in 2 minutes or less. Boom.
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Oct. 9, 2013

11 Doomsday Scenarios Of the U.S. Going Dead Broke

If the U.S. defaults, God will stop blessing America because he loves everyone except deadbeats.
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Oct. 9, 2013

2013 Nobel Peace Prize: 5 Heavy Contenders

On Fridaym October 11, the Nobel Peace Prize will be awarded. With the Internet a buzz on who will win, we've broken down the top contenders.
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Oct. 9, 2013

Why I'm Not Signing Up For Obamacare and You Shouldn't Either

Obamacare's dirty little secret? It hurts millennials.
Oct. 9, 2013

Tor Can Protect You, But the Way it Works Leaves a Few Holes Open

A flurry of recent stories about the online anonymizing program Tor have questioned the reliability of the once-vaunted service. However, there's good and bad news for users.
Oct. 9, 2013

Miley Cyrus and the Roots Singing 'We Can't Stop' A Cappella is the Best Thing Today

This a cappella version of "We Can't Stop" proves that Miley Cyrus is a talented singer who doesn't "just twerk and lick stuff." It doesn't necessarily mean that her crazy antics are over.
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Oct. 9, 2013

The 32 Republicans You Should Blame For the Shutdown, and How to Show ‘Em You’re Pissed

The government shutdown is dragging on and 32 House representatives stand in the way of it reopening. Here they are, in one chart, along with contact information for telling them how you feel.
Oct. 9, 2013

Malala Yousafzai and Jon Stewart Discuss Her Powerful Stand Against the Taliban

The young woman was poised and powerful on 'The Daily Show'.
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Oct. 9, 2013

Revenge Porn Illegal? New Laws May Not Be Vengeful Enough

While some may say California Senate Bill No. 255 is a step in the right direction to fight revenge porn, many others think it leaves too many victims paralyzed.
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Oct. 9, 2013

Debt Ceiling 2013: All Your Questions About the Deadline, Answered

Confused about the debt ceiling 2013 debate? Here's a guide to what's going on with Washington's latest crisis, including a few things you never knew.
Oct. 9, 2013

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Episode 3 Recap: The Origin Of Graviton

The Marvel Universe is not all rainbows and capes: in the third episode of 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.', witness the origin of Graviton. Spoilers abound.
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Oct. 9, 2013

Here Come the Aliens: Government Shutdown Hits Area 51

Looks like defending against aliens (or developing top-secret weaponry) isn't essential.
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Oct. 9, 2013

This is the Most Expensive House Ever Sold in the U.S.

Weighing in at $190,000,000, it comes with two private islands and 50 acres of waterfront.
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Oct. 9, 2013

U.S. Military Begins Developing Real-Life Iron Man Suits

The science fiction future of warfare is rapidly approaching.
Oct. 9, 2013

Tarantino's 10 Favorite Films from 2013 Will Surprise You

Quentin Tarantino has released his list of top ten movies of 2013. As always, the distinctive director does not stick to the norm.
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Oct. 9, 2013

Burt v. Titlow: Everything You Need to Know About the Murder Case That Went to the Supreme Court

Should lawyers be accountable for the advice they give their clients?
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Oct. 9, 2013

Antonin Scalia Actually Proven to Be the Funniest Supreme Court Justice

Justice Antonin Scalia and the right wing of the court has elicited the most laughter during oral arguments.
Oct. 9, 2013

'New Girl,' Season 3, Episode 4 Recap: Nick Gets in Touch With His Feeling Stick

This week's episode of 'New Girl' is called "The Captain." Trust me, you do not want to know what The Captain is.
Oct. 9, 2013

Black People Are Not Amused With White People

Thoughts on the digital gaze, flipped.
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Oct. 9, 2013

Obamacare Isn't Romneycare, and the GOP Didn't Invent It

Pushing the idea that Affordable Care Act based on a GOP idea is misdirection at its best, and is designed to give you the idea that the GOP just wants to argue about the name.
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Oct. 9, 2013

This Corrupt Dictator Released Voting Results Showing He Won, Before The Election Even Happened

An iPhone application created by Azerbaijan's government showed the results of the election even before people went to the polls today. #democracy
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Oct. 9, 2013

The Affordable Care Act is Good For Native Americans

Obamacare got it right.
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Oct. 9, 2013

Debt Ceiling 2013: Why Do We Have One, Anyway?

A look at other Western democracies demonstrated that the U.S. is one of only two developed nations to have a debt limit. Regardless of what happens in this shutdown, it's time to rethink that.
Oct. 9, 2013

Why We're Still Talking About Body Image

From Jennifer Lawrence to CNN, it just never stops.
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Oct. 9, 2013

Obamacare is a Step Towards Universal Health Care, But That's Not the Whole Story

Americans on both sides love to talk about "universal" health care, but the truth is that there are many different ways to ensure access for all citizens. Obamacare is just a step.
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Oct. 9, 2013

Tea Party Radicals Are Destroying the GOP Over Obamacare, It's Time to Stop the Bleeding

Mainstream Republicans need to get organized, stand up for each other, and fight back against the radicals who exercise disproportionate influence in the party and are driving it to ruin.
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Oct. 9, 2013

Here's What Your Congressmen Are Probably Doing to Prepare For the Oct. 17 Default

NSA surveillance, intensive interrogation of congressional aides, and press inquiries revealed what, exactly, our nation's legislators are doing to prepare for the possibility of default.
Oct. 9, 2013

The Mindy Project Season 2 Episode 4 Recap: "Magic Morgan" Toes the Sexual Harassment Line

This week on 'The Mindy Project', Mindy tries to get over Casey by sleeping with Morgan.
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Oct. 9, 2013

Passenger Lands a Plane Himself After Pilot Calls Mayday and Dies

This scene from a vacation movie gone wrong has a happy ending.
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Oct. 9, 2013

If Malala Yousafzai Wins a Nobel Peace Prize, She'll Be the Taliban's Worst Nightmare

The Nobel peace prize could go to Malala Yousafzai and strike a blow to the Taliban. Her support for women's education is exactly the kind of thing that undermines their power.
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Oct. 9, 2013

Gambian President Yahya Jammeh, Paranoid Homophobe, Needs a History Lesson

Historically, homosexuality is more African than the prejudice against it.
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Oct. 9, 2013

Why 10 Students Were Suspended For Posting This Photo Online

According to the principal, it has nothing to do with the the photo itself.
Oct. 9, 2013

Myanmar Conflict: An Apathetic Government Gives Little Hope to Threatened Muslims

As communal violence between Buddhists and Muslim rages on, the Burmese government lacks the ability or the will to combat the issue that has destroyed thousands of lives.
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Oct. 9, 2013

The War on Poverty Makes You Feel Good, But That Doesn't Mean it Works

Amidst Congress' vitriolic battle over government funding and debt, let's take a step back and assess the impact of this sizable and much debated portion of federal spending.
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Oct. 9, 2013

Congress Could Learn a Thing or Two From National Coming Out Day

This week brings National Coming Out Day alongside yet another manufactured political crisis. The timing reminds me that our most powerful leaders have to learn from those without it.
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Oct. 9, 2013

Don’t Listen to Republicans, the United Nations is Freaking Awesome

Ignore hysterical Republicans' criticism of the UN. For all its faults, it helps over 100 million people every year; many would die without its help.
Oct. 9, 2013

An Open Letter to Jonathan Franzen Inviting Him to the Internet

Because he needs the internet as much as the internet needs him.
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Oct. 9, 2013

Immigration Reform 2013: How the GOP Can Recover From the Government Shutdown

Is it in the Republicans' best interest to pass comprehensive immigration reform sooner rather than later? After the 2013 government shutdown, it might be the best way to restore their brand.
Oct. 9, 2013

Never Forget the Glory That Was the 'The O.C.' Soundtrack

Any trip down musical memory lane should take time to visit 'The O.C.' soundtrack's alley.
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Oct. 9, 2013

Jon Stewart Gives Republicans the Scolding They Deserve

Jon Stewart takes his anger out on the Republican Party like only he can.
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Oct. 9, 2013

4 Right-Wing Talking Points Debunked With Charts

With the possibility of the government defaulting on its debt looming, it’s worth critically examining some of the more popular right-wing talking points.
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Oct. 9, 2013

Undercover Cop Takes His Job Too Far in NYC Biker Gang Attack

An NYPD undercover detective was arrested for his involvement in motorcyclist violence. When is taking it too far?
Oct. 9, 2013

Teens Can Now Erase Their Online Mistakes, But Here's Why They Shouldn't

A bill recently passed in California will allow minors to erase their mistakes from the Internet, but it's not a solution to poor online behavior.
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Oct. 9, 2013

Coming Out As An Ally in Straight-Laced Singapore

In my modern city, it's illegal for me to be to be the advocate I am.
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Oct. 9, 2013

Negotiations Over Iran's Nuclear Program Will Have Major Geopolitical Consequences

You'd think that a thaw in relations between the U.S. and Iran would be reason for celebration. But, some U.S. allies don't see it that way. Iran's nuclear program could cause a big shift.
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Oct. 9, 2013

This Camp is a Sanctuary for These Children Refugees

A project aimed at giving displaced Syrian children a chance to "play" with the concommitant goal of raising awareness around their plight, inspired by Harry Belafonte's example.
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Oct. 9, 2013

Dear D.C., You're So Much More Than 'Washington'

This shutdown might prove that D.C. sucks, but I never doubt you, Washington.
Oct. 9, 2013

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.'s 'The Speed of Things' Moves At Just the Right Pace

This electro-folk duo from Detroit is committed to building cheerful, exciting, and genuinely odd soundscapes.
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Oct. 9, 2013

IMF Meeting 2013: Why Obama Can't Compromise With Congress On the Debt Ceiling

Obama should not listen to the World Bank and IMF leaders. They may want him to negotiate over the debt ceiling, but he knows better.
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Oct. 9, 2013

Congressman Asks IRS Official If She's Been "Consorting With the Devil" During Hearing

A congressional oversight hearing entered the realm of the weird when a member of Congress asked a witness about her relationship with Satan.
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Oct. 9, 2013

Obamacare Marketplace Website is a Failure, and Republicans Have Nothing to Do With It

Democrats love to blame Republicans for the shutdown and other budgetary problems. However, they only have themselves to blame for the Exchange website chaos.
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Oct. 9, 2013

The One Part Of Government-Run Health Care Ted Cruz Likes

In a statement of questionable hypocrisy, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) supports Veterans Association healthcare.
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Oct. 9, 2013

Jack Lamar Roberson: 911 Call Turns Deadly For Unarmed Georgia Man

A Georgia man was shot and killed on Friday when police responded to a 911 emergency medical call after the man was suffering from complications related to his diabetes medication.
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Oct. 9, 2013

'Captain Phillips' Movie Release Brings the Dangers of Piracy Into the Public Eye

The upcoming 'Captain Phillips' thriller will portray the violent hijacking of a major U.S. commercial carrier, and draw much needed attention to the dangers of the world's waterways.
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Oct. 9, 2013

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit is Massive Lost Opportunity For Obama

President Obama has decided not to attend the regional economic meeting in Asia. This will pose a problem as America shifts to focus on Asian trade and relations.
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Oct. 9, 2013

Starbucks Promotion Shows Congress How to Get Things Done

Starbucks as implemented an interesting new promotion, but is it another play at banal sentimentality?
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Oct. 9, 2013

History of the Nobel Prize, Told in Pictures

The Nobel Prize is the ultimate honor that any person can achieve. Laureates are commemorated for their accomplishments in six academic fields, gaining acclaim or criticism from the world.
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Oct. 9, 2013

What's McCutcheon v FEC? Your Simple Guide to This Landmark Campaign Finance Case

McCutcheon v. FEC: the case, the implications, the arguments, and the likely outcome of a legal battle that could lift limits on how much donors can give to candidates and their campaigns.
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Oct. 9, 2013

Why Chelsea Manning Doesn't Want No Stinkin' Peace Prize

Chelsea Manning expressed her disappointment after a peace prize was accepted on her behalf without her knowledge or consent.
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Oct. 9, 2013

Ilham Aliyev Has Won Azerbaijan's Election, and It Hasn't Even Been Held Yet

Ilham Aliyev won with 72.6% of the vote before anyone even voted, according to prematurely leaked results from the Central Elections Commission.
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Oct. 9, 2013

China News: Its a Lumbering Behemoth That Desperately Needs to Learn How to Innovate

China did relatively well through the recession, but the latest news is its economy has stalled. Going forward, innovation will be its greatest test.
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Oct. 9, 2013

6 Simple Ways the U.S. Can Raise Cash If It Defaults

Just because the country might go unnecessarily broke doesn't mean the U.S. can't pay its bills. Here are six of the most creative solutions policy experts can come up with.
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Oct. 9, 2013

Why Unilateral Action is Going Out Of Style

It's time for nations and leaders to start thinking beyond themselves.
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Oct. 9, 2013

If the Government Can't Run, Then Neither Can Joggers, Apparently

John Bell, a jogger in Valley Forge, was fined $100 for violating the shutdown of federal parks despite there being no posted warnings.
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Oct. 9, 2013

Mic Check: It’s Been One Year Since the Taliban Shot Malala – This is How She Became a Champion For Girls’ Education

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