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9 Seriously Mind-Blowing Things You Can Make With a 3D Printer

Want a new bike, a bikini, or even a moon base? Move over science fiction, 3D printers are a 21st century reality.
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10 Challenges Facing the U.S. Over the Next Two Decades

The United States is plagued with a number of political issues, some more important than others. Addressing these 10 issues will inevitably restore America to what once made it great.
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Cyber Attacks Will Be the Greatest National Security Threat in the 21st Century

Among all the threats the United States will face in the 21st century, none will be greater than the threat of cyber-terrorism.
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Death Penalty History: 11 Brutal Methods Of Execution From Our Past

Mankind has publicly humiliated criminals for millennia. These are the eleven most ridiculous methods of execution that speak volumes about our brutal past...and present.
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Racist and Sexist Duke University Fraternity Parties Offend Absolutely Everyone, Incite Protest

Duke fraternities are currently under fire for their offensive party themes, including "Juveniles and Pedophiles" and "Mi, Yu, You, and Yo Friends," leading to student protests on campus.
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Libby Phelps Alvarez, Westboro Baptist Church Escapee, Emerges to Discuss "Controlling Life Of Hatred"

Libby Phelps Alvarez, the granddaughter of church founder and pastor Fred Phelps, Sr., gives her story to the 'Today Show.'
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Gun Control Facts: Gun Violence Will Not Decrease With Stricter Gun Laws

Prohibition has historically failed to prevent criminal access to any item. This is why prohibition of any guns also doomed to fail.

Should You De-Friend Your Ex On Facebook?

Facebook might be keeping you from fully forgetting about your former flame.
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Rand Paul Speech Full Text: Transcript of Rand Paul's Heritage Foundation Speech

Full transcript of Sen. Rand Paul's "Restoring the Founders' Vision of Foreign Policy" speech to the Heritage Foundation on February 6, 2013.
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Gun Violence Debate: Media Coverage Affects Our Perceptions Of Gun Violence

The media has turned murderers into celebrities with their faces plastered everywhere, and through guesswork rather than reporting facts, it distorts the news and confuses Americans.
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The Problem With Progressives is They Sweep Aside the Constitution, Forgetting Why It's There

One of the problems with progressives is they're trying to move beyond our founding principles, and unwittingly creating bleak prospects for the future.
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What’s in the Weed You’re Smoking?

Large amounts of pesticides that are not approved for human consumption are being used to grow cannabis in a highly unregulated market.

Fashion Week NYC 2013: 5 Emerging Designers

Here's 'The Fader's' list of 5 emerging designers worth following at this year's New York Fashion Week.
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Racial Profiling Muslims: NYPD is Violating Civil Liberties by Spying on Religious Groups

The NYPD has come under fire for racially profiling Muslims through surveillance of public places where Muslims gather. These practices are totally wrong.
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Obama Drone Memo Sets Dangerous Precedent For Domestic Drone Use

A Justice Department memo detailing the Obama administration's legal justification for assassinating American citizens is another dangerous legacy of the "war on terror."
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Winter Storm Nemo Updates: Why Does The Weather Channel Name Winter Storms?

Winter Storm Nemo is approaching the northeast and is expected to leave several inches of snow, but it's not that different from previous storms. So why is the Weather Channel naming them now?
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Winter Storm Nemo Tracker Live: 3 Ways Nemo Could Hit

Here's what the three top computer models indicate about Winter Storm Nemo: between 3 and 30 inches of snow. So much for the information age!
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Sequester 2013: Brace Yourself For A Year Of Huge Budget Cuts

Politicians' self-imposed March 1 deadline for spending cuts is fast approaching and a deal seems nowhere in sight. Get ready for huge defense and domestic spending cuts.

5 Reasons Why You Should Work At PolicyMic

Reflecting on my PolicyMic internship ... it was pretty fantastic. Here's why everyone should consider giving the PolicyMic internship a try.

Celebrity Scientologists: 6 Surprising Members Of the Church Of Scientology

We know Tom Cruise, John Travolta, and Kirstie Alley are part of the religion, but what about the under-the-radar celebrities who call themselves or once called themselves Scientologists?

'Dear Mr. Watterson': An Interview With the Director Behind the Upcoming 'Calvin and Hobbes' Documentary

Millions of Americans who grew up reading (and loving) Bill Watterson's comic strip 'Calvin and Hobbes' get another chance to relive their childhoods with the upcoming film 'Dear Mr. Watterson.'
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Paul Broun Calls Evolution and Embryology "Lies From the Pit Of Hell"

Paul Broun appears poised to run for U.S. Senate, and also the title of most anti-science senator, which is saying something.
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4 Things Every College Student Should Know About Title IX

Title IX is best known for the opportunities it has granted female student athletes, but there are many other provisions of the legislation which are equally important for students to know.
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Catholic Church Gay Marriage: The Church Will Never Condone It, But That Doesn't Mean It's Homophobic

The LGBT community should acknowledge the good will of the Catholic Church and accept that the religion's stance on traditional marriage is never going to change.
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Winter Storm Nemo Tracker: Should The Weather Channel Name Storms?

The Weather Channel has begun naming storms in the 2012-13 winter season, supposedly to raise "awareness" - but are they just making an excuse for fearmongering?
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After Jyoti Singh Pandey's Death, Why Haven't Millennials Woken Up About Rape in America?

Almost two months after the Delhi gang rape, Indian news outlets continue to report on the atrocity and protests continue. So why isn't the same happening in America in the wake of Steubenville?

'Han Solo' Movie Cast: Zachary Levi to Play Young Han Solo?

Disney/Lucasfilm will produce standalone Star Wars movies featuring Han Solo and Boba Fett's early days.
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Noam Chomsky Book 'Power Systems' Shows Why He's So Important

The reason why Noam Chomsky is so important is because he's one of the few individuals who challenge U.S. foreign policy orthodoxy.
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MA Special Election: Stephen Lynch Flip-Flops On Abortion After Declaring Candidacy

The former antiabortion legislator has now changed his position in order to compete in the Ma. special election to fill John Kerry's seat.
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Winter Storm Nemo Forecast Video: When And Where Nemo Will Hit

Winter Storm Nemo is expected to dump more than a foot of snow on the northeast Thursday and Friday as two storm systems merge. Watch the video forecast here.
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Lobbying is the Single Greatest Threat to American Democracy

Having your opinion counted is a matter of having your elected official know about it. This is the lobbyist’s advantage.
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Keystone XL: Obama Should Expedite the Approval Of the Pipeline

The Keystone pipeline will reap massive benefits almost immediately, most noteworthy of which will be lower energy costs. It makes perfect sense.

Empire State Building Run-Up: Gimmicky Race is One of the NYC's Most Popular

Want to race up the Empire State Building? Be ready to hurt, but be ready to have some fun. Nothing wrong with a gimmick to get the sport of racing some attention.
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Rand Paul Foreign Policy Stance: Is Rand Paul a Libertarian?

Rand Paul is scheduled to outline his view of international relations during a speech at the Heritage Foundation today. Is Rand Paul a libertarian on foreign policy?
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Charlottesville Passes "No Drone Zone" Law, Highlights a New Anti-Drone Crusade

The UN has opened up an investigation on the legality of drone strikes, while a Virginia law creates the first no-drone fly zone in the country. The public war against drones has started.
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62% of Millennials Believe Themselves to Be Innovative: Are They Wrong?

A survey by Deloitte had a lot of interesting findings regarding Millennial attitudes toward innovation, not the least being of which what they think of themselves.
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Great Britain And France Stand to Approve Gay Marriage: Will America Follow In 2013?

Britain, France and the United States all stand poised to make 2013 the year of equal rights for gay and lesbian couples.

Fall Fashion Week 2013 LIVE: Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Schedule and Live Stream

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2013 Collections will take place at Lincoln Center between February 7 and 14, 2013.

Google Drive? Search Engine Giant Is Making Driverless Cars

Soon you'll be able to Google where you can get great deals on driverless cars made by the same company. If you think it sounds like science fiction, think again.

As Barnes & Noble Closes Stores, Independent Bookstores May Be the Ones to Pick Up the Slack

Barnes & Noble is closing a third of its stores in the next decade. Will other bookstores follow suit, or is there a chance for independent shops to fill the void?
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Future of Education is Brighter in China, the U.S. Should Take Notice

China's economic success is not because of its cheap labor but its education system, where there is total parental involvement. The future of education in the U.S. could learn something from it.

Social Media Effects: 4 Ways it Changes Who We Are

Social media has a significant impact on our lives and shapes our relationships, in these four ways particularly.
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Female Genital Mutilation Still Alive and Well On This Designated Day Of Awareness

Today marks the International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation. What is this horrible practice, and what's being done to eradicate it?
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Immigration Debate: Is it Undocumented or Illegal Immigrant?

Terms frame a debate and in the debate around immigration reform calling someone an undocumented or illegal immigrant gives away how you feel about the issue.
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Chris Rock, Amanda Peet, and Other Celebs Head to Capitol Hill to Support Obama's Gun Control Plan

On Wednesday Chris Rock and other celebrities will ditch the red carpet for the Capitol steps in support of President Obama's gun control plan.
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Sally Jewell Secretary Of Interior: Will She Be the Only Woman Obama Nominates?

Jewell is the first female nominee of Obama's second term. Can he improve his record over the next six appointments?
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Jimmy Lee Dykes Alabama Hostage Standoff Raises Questions About Survivalists

The late Jimmy Lee Dykes, the man who held a five-year-old boy hostage in his rural Alabama underground bunker, allegedly aligned himself with the Survivalist movement.
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Rand Paul Heritage Foundation speech: 10 Foreign Policy Questions For Rand Paul

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is expected to outline a conservative alternative to current American foreign policy today at the Heritage institute. Here's 10 questions he should be asked.

Should Restaurants Really Ban Food Photography?

Some New York City restaurants are considering banning food photography. But taking away this favorite 21st century pastime undercuts one of the most timeless food traditions: sharing it.
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USPS Debt Prompts Saturday Service Cancellation: Grandmothers Of America Freak Out

The United States Postal Service announced today that it will discontinue Saturday mail service ... and it's not really a big deal.
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Keystone XL Pipeline Would Be a Disaster For the Obama Administration

Will Obama choose to create jobs in the short run or minimize damage to the environment in the long run? The president finds himself in a pickle.
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Asian American Women Over 65 Are More Likely to Commit Suicide Than Anyone Else, Study Finds

The perception of Asian Americans as "model minorities" may prevent them from getting the mental health care that they need, caught in a web of stereotypes, far from the public eye.
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Gay Marriage England: Cameron Goes Against His Own Party With Landmark Legislation

The UK gay marriage bill is a victory for equality but exposes political rivalries that could reshape its politics.
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Why Does It Take Millennials Longer to Grow Up Than Prior Generations?

It is taking millennials longer than previous generations to get jobs, buy homes, marry, and move out of their parents' houses. What's our deal?!
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USPS Announcement: Post Office to Stop Delivery On Saturdays

The USPS is announcing on Wednesday that it plans to stop Saturday delivery to reduce costs.
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Obama Drone Strike Memo: Has the President Gone Too Far?

A leaked Justice Department memo revealed that no clear evidence of immediate plans to strike against the U.S. is required for the administration to target citizens with drone strikes.

NYFW 2013 Live Stream: Where to Watch and Follow Online

Live stream the Mercedes Benz New York Fall 2013 Fashion Week, and follow the latest updates on social media.
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Timbuktu Manuscripts: Heroic Citizens Save Majority Of Texts From Destruction

Islamist militants intended to destroy Timbuktu's ancient manuscripts at the Ahmed Baba centre, but didn't know the library only housed 2,000 texts. The majority had been previously moved.
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Sandy Hook Presidential Medal: Staff to Be Awarded Posthumous Honor

The honorees are principal Dawn Hochsprung, psychologist Mary Sherlach and teachers Rachel D'Avino, Lauren Rousseau, Anne Marie Murphy and Victoria Soto.
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Somali Journalist Abdiaziz Abdinur Ibrahim Jailed, Showing the Country's Mistreatment Of Women

A Somali female and male journalist face jail time for an interview the reporter conducted about the woman being raped by soldiers.
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Sally Jewell, REI CEO, Picked For Interior Secretary

Obama will appoint REI CEO Sally Jewell as his new Interior Security. Why she is a viable candidate and how Obama will redeem himself for not having a diversified cabinet.

Mercedes Benz NYFW Fall 2013 List of Designers and Official Schedule

Which designers will be at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2013 Collections between February 7 and 14, 2013? Here's the full schedule.
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Postal Service in Debt: USPS Ending Saturday Delivery to Save Office

The USPS is announcing on Wednesday that it plans to stop Saturday delivery to reduce costs.

Gus Johnson Will Announce World Cup Soccer: We Hope He Can Live Up to These 4 Great Clips

With Gus Johnson announcing soccer, these games are bound to be more exciting. Take a look at his four greatest calls and imagine what he'll do for the World Cup.
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The USPS Will Stop Saturday Delivery of First Class Mail By August 1

The USPS will continue, however, to deliver packages. Senator Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) and Representative Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) will send a letter to lawmakers asking them to support the measure.
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Reform Congress: A Simple Plan For Ending the Gridlock

A "Pragmatic Fiscal Governance Pledge" would end the logjam in Washington. We should get every congressperson to sign on to this.
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Ahmadinejad: Iran Won't Attack Israel With Nuclear Program

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says that Iran is now a "nuclear country," but that their nuclear capabilities won't be used to attack Israel.
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Rand Paul Heritage Speech: A Call For A "Saner, More Balanced" Foreign Policy

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) gave a long and wonkish speech today in which he called for an approach to foreign policy more akin to President Reagan's "robust, but constrained" strategy.
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Dick Morris Kicked Off Fox News

Dick Morris has repeatedly proven himself to be one of the most inaccurate, biased, and craven pundits of all time — so it's a good thing Fox decided to boot him off the network.