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5 Ways JFK's Assassination Changed America Forever

After that shot was fired, the country was never the same.

This is the Condom Of the Future, Sponsored By Bill Gates

Bill Gates wants to bring the condom into the 21st century.
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Forget the Xbox One and PS4, the Valve Steam Machine is the Real Deal

But will people actually buy the revolutionary gaming system?
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The War on Drugs is a Failure, But That Doesn't Mean We Should Legalize Weed

Why we don't need to legalize drugs in order to solve the problems of drug abuse.

6 Questions With Ai Weiwei On How to Make Art With a Repressive Government Watching Your Every Move

From Instagram to Art Basel, Ai Weiwei continues to speak out against China's government.

Rappers Need to Keep Rhyming About Bentleys, Fur Coats, and Diamond Rings

The best materialism in hip hop isn't cheap, it's hopeful.
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Meet The Man Exposing What The American Media Won't Tell You About Israel

Max Blumenthal, in a conversation with PolicyMic, pulls the curtain back and shines a light on Israel's dark side.
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The U.S. Has 5% Of the World's Population, and 45% Of the World's Super Rich Population

America dwarfs every other nation on Earth in number of individuals with personal net worth over $50 million.

20 'Mrs. Doubtfire' Moments That Will Never Get Old

'Mrs. Doubtfire': the heartwarming story of a goofy dad who just loves his kids ... and will go to any lengths to keep them.

Why Fans Should Be Pissed About This 'Hunger Games' Marketing Campaign

Weren't these books critiques of celebrity culture?
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Most Americans Think a Woman Should Have a Baby By Age 25

I guess we should all rewind our biological clocks.

Watch Jennifer Lawrence Make Jon Stewart Blush On 'The Daily Show'

Her verdict on Jon Stewart: "You're so weird."
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The Nobody Who Dug JFK’s Grave, and the Somebody Who Made Him Famous

Remembering Jimmy Breslin's iconic November 1963 column, "Digging JFK Grave Was His Honor," and why it's still relevant.

6 Modern Pop Stars and Their 80s Counterparts

Modern music is drawing more heavily from the 80s than ever before. Which 30 year old groups were most influential to some of today's most popular acts?

9 Actors We All Recognize But Can't Name

You know, he's that guy who was in ...
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Does Your State Have No-Drone Laws? Check This Map

Nine states have passed legislation restricting the use of domestic drones.

'Letters to a Young Poet' is the Book That Changed My Life

In these 10 letters, I found my life's work.

Why This Gay Person Isn't Psyched About Marriage Equality in Illinois

We're winning the battles but not the war.

Burt's Bees Shouldn't Joke About Street Harassment

As a gay, Indian man, I've been called names, but it pales in comparison to what my female friends hear on the street.
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This ALL CAPS EMAIL Warned That Healthcare.gov Would Fail — 4 Days Before It Did

Confidential emails from late September show just how unprepared federal officials were for Healthcare.gov's launch.

7 Characters You're Guaranteed to See in a 90s High School Movie

Everybody knows the nerdy girl would be beautiful if she'd just take off her glasses.

France Taunts Its Black Leaders, Then Claims Race Doesn't Exist

As the child of an African man who lived in France, I know they're wrong.
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A Batkid Movie Trailer Exists and It's the Most Epic Thing You'll See

Batkid saved a city on November 15, and this teaser trailer imortalizes his work.
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Jon Stewart Perfectly Sums Up the Biggest News Of the Day. Again.

There's only one man that can make sense of what happened yesterday.
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Meet Matt Rozsa: Bibliophile, History Buff & Pundit Of the Week

Matt discusses his love of punditry, B-movie horror fare and makes me tell secrets about PolicyMic writers.

Let's All Raise Our Selfie Awareness

Different faces, different races, different places.

This Little-Known Oscar Hopeful is a Chilling Portrait Of Revolutionary Egypt

The Egyptian foreign language film entry for the upcoming Academy Awards is particularly relevant today as the nation continues to forge a path forward post-Arab Spring.
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JFK's Legacy Is a Messy Symphony, Rife With Unresolved Debates

In many ways, the man's legacy embodies America itself.

5 Brilliant Novelists Who Wrote Screenplays That Were Spectacular Failures

Sometimes great writers just don't have the chops to write for the screen.

How "One and Done" is Killing Your College Basketball Team

Why the NBA's age limit has to go for the sake of the college game.

Sarah Silverman HBO Special: What Fans Will Love and Hate About 'We Are Miracles'

Sarah Silverman's 'intimate' special finally nails down the comedians schtick.

Why Today's Politics Make For the Best Literature

Last night James McBride's 'The Good Lord Bird' won the National Book Award, proving that novels can no longer be dismissed as politically irrelevant.
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JFK Conspiracy Theories: Should We Pay Attention?

It says something that conspiracy theorizing is a token trait of the American political psyche.