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March 7, 2013

4 Top Colleges Just as Great as the Ivy League Schools

Despite the prestige of the Ivies, there are many great reasons to go elsewhere.
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March 7, 2013

Mother Teresa Not a Saint: New Study Suggests She Was a Fraud

New research shows that Mother Teresa isn't the saint she's remembered as.
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March 7, 2013

Jodi Arias Phone Sex Tape Audio (Graphic)

Earlier in the murder trial of Jodi Arias, the defense played a raunchy phone call she had with boyfriend Teavis Alexander, whom she stands accused of murdering.
March 7, 2013

'New Girl' TV Show: A Sitcom That Accurately Represents Millennials' Financial Woes

The characters' jobs, loft, and lifestyles all mirror the economic uncertainty millennials currently face.
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March 7, 2013

Rand Paul Filibuster Speech is Not the Full Truth About Drones

The clear political maneuvering by the likes of Rand Paul is ridiculous. The real truth about U.S. drones is quite far from Paul's invented reality.
March 7, 2013

TSA Banned Items: What Is Not Allowed in Carry Ons?

The TSA has made some changes to it's 'prohibited items' list. If you're a frequent flyer, taking a trip soon or just want to be informed, check it out.
March 7, 2013

Cardinal Peter Turkson Wouldn't Be the First African Pope

The Catholic Church has already had an African pope, three of them in fact. This shows that Christianity is very much an African religion.
March 7, 2013

Arizona Boyfriend Killing: Why Americans Can't Stay Away From the Jodi Arias Trial

This story is exactly what the media dreams of: A young white female accused of a heinous crime.
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March 7, 2013

Rand Paul Filibuster Lasted Nearly 13 Hours

Rand Paul and his GOP colleagues spoke for nearly 13 hours on the Senate floor in a filibuster of John Brennan.
March 7, 2013

Samsung Galaxy S IV Release Date: New Smartphone Will Have Space-Age Eye-Tracking Technology

The new Samsung Galaxy S IV will likely be announced in March. The most exciting new feature? Space age technology that will let you control your phone with only your eyes.
March 7, 2013

Women Won't Be Equal to Men in the Media Until 2085, Study Finds

A new report reveals that male front-page bylines outnumbered female bylines nearly 3 to 1 at top newspapers during the 2012 presidential election, among other things.
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March 7, 2013

Rand Paul the Hypocrite

Rand Paul likes to pick and choose which civil liberties he is in support of, but that's not exactly how the constitution is supposed to work.
March 7, 2013

March Madness Schedule 2013: Dates To Remember

Championship Week starts Saturday, and other dates to have on your calendar for all things March Madness.
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March 7, 2013

International Women's Day 2013: The Value Of Doing More Gender Analysis

With the approach of International Women's Day, we must remember that it's crucial to create more programs that seek to meet the needs of women everywhere.
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March 7, 2013

Longest Filibuster Ever was 24 Hours 18 Minutes Long

Rand Paul's filibuster is about halfway to the longest filibuster in the history of the United States Senate.
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March 7, 2013

North Korea Nuclear War Threat: Pyongyang Vows to Attack U.S. and South Korea

For the first time ever, North Korea has threatened to launch a nuclear strike against the U.S. Are they for real?
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March 7, 2013

Cannibal Cop: Can We Get Arrested For Thought Crimes Now?

An NYPD officer is on trial in a case that has all the makings of a terrifying horror film, but did he actually commit any crimes? And what could his trial mean for the future of criminal law?
March 7, 2013

7 Greatest Movie Supercuts Of All Time

Film supercuts point out movie cliches, awesomeness, and oddities. Here are 7 must-see supercuts that will leave you entranced, laughing, and nostalgic.
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March 7, 2013

Anne Hathaway: Why Does Every Everyone Hate Her?

A collection of some of the best stories recently published on PolicyMic, as featured in this morning's Mic Check newsletter.
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March 7, 2013

Drones Are Becoming a Major U.S. Export, and They Kill Democracy in Every Nation They're Shipped To

A proposed sale of drones to the U.A.E. is the latest example of the influence of the military-industrial-complex and how it threatens democratic process, constitutional liberties, and peace.
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March 7, 2013

Rand Paul Filibuster LIVE: Paul Drones on about Drones #filiblizzard

Rand Paul plans to talk for "hours" during John Brennan Senate floor debate.
March 7, 2013

Fallon Fox Comes Out As Trans, But Will She Still Be Allowed to Compete?

Transgender athletes face a number of barriers to participation in sports, but Fallon Fox's desire to join the UFC is just the beginning of a new wave of transgender athletes.
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March 7, 2013

Rand Paul Filibuster Was a Great Favor to American Voters

Rand Paul did the country a lot of good with his filibuster on potential drone strikes in the U.S., and President Obama's vast expansion of executive power.
March 7, 2013

SXSW 2013 Music Lineup: 5 Artists to Look Out For

One of the best parts about SXSW is that you never know who will be the next big thing, and with a keen eye, you may be able to find the next Gary Clark Jr. or Alabama Shakes.
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March 7, 2013

CPAC 2013: List Of Speakers Proves GOP Conference is Stuck in the Past

By inviting Allen West, Sarah Palin, and Mitt Romney while snubbing popular governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie, CPAC is destroying its reputation.
March 7, 2013

Columbia University Students Eating, And Stealing, $5,000 Of Nutella Every Week

Columbia students are eating the hazelnut spread in the dining halls, taking it with them to go, consuming around 100 pounds of it daily, and costing the school about $5,000 a week.
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March 7, 2013

Dick Durbin Asking Rand Paul Question During Filibuster

Dick Durbin is asking a question on the floor after Rand Paul yielded for a question without yielding the floor.
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March 7, 2013

War With Iran? U.S. Calls Iran "Grave" Threat

War with Iran could be unavoidable if both the U.S. and Iran stick to their current approaches in this intensifying international situation.
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March 7, 2013

Winter Storm Saturn Snow Totals By State, Up to 3 Feet in Some Places

Winter Storm Saturn may have been a dud on the east coast, but it did dump up to three feet of snow in some areas. Find out how much snow fell in your state.
March 7, 2013

Comet Pan-STARRS: When and Where to Watch Live and Online

The Comet Pan-STARRS will be visible in the Northern Hemisphere starting March 7. We tell you where and when you'll be able to see it best.
March 7, 2013

Leave Anne Hathaway Alone Already

She was excited to win an Oscar. So what?
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March 7, 2013

Gay Rights: Florida School Won't Let Student Start Gay-Straight Alliance

Bayli Silberstein, a middle school student, has tried to form a Gay-Straight Alliance club at her school for two years, but the school would rather ban all activities than comply with the law.
March 7, 2013

8-Year-Old Girl Placed in Handcuffs Has Grim Racial Overtones

When an 8-year-old is handcuffed for throwing a tantrum, as happened with Jmhya Rickman on Tuesday, it raises questions about racial inequality and behavior management in American schools.
March 7, 2013

Kate Middleton's Baby Bump: Why Are We Obsessed With Celebrity Pregnancies

It used to be that pregnancy was never discussed in public, but nowadays you can't open a tabloid or gossip magazine without finding some mention of a baby bump watch.
March 7, 2013

Youtube Goats Yelling Like Humans: Why'd It Go Viral?

A YouTube video of goats screaming like humans is making the rounds on the Internet. Why is this nonsense so popular?
March 7, 2013

Tim Tebow Liberty University Visit Causes Yet More Controversy

NY Jets quarterback Tim Tebow announced plans to speak at Liberty Universty, sparking criticism from LGBT and civil rights advocates over the university's anti-gay positions.
March 7, 2013

The Hangover 3 Trailer: Watch the New Trailer Here

Bradley Cooper is back and 'The Hangover Part III' trailer is here. Cue the sound of millions of people around the world praying that this installment is way better than part two.
March 7, 2013

Higgs Boson: Have We Really Found It?

Oh my god, we really did find the Higgs Boson ... we think! CERN scientists are optimistic about the particle they found last July, but declared more analysis is needed to be sure.
March 7, 2013

Fetal Pain Bill: Proposed Texas Measure Based On Shaky Science

Two House Republicans have introduced a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks, further limiting women's rights in an already restrictive state.
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March 7, 2013

Rand Paul Filibuster Ends: Senator Spoke For Nearly 13 Hours

Rand Paul has ended his role in the filibuster of John Brennan's nomination.
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March 7, 2013

Solar Power: Why You Should Invest Now

Despite the Solyndra fiasco, the solar power industry is seeing light at the end of the tunnel thanks to projects such as MidAmerican Energy Holdings Co. and Elon Musk's SolarCity.
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March 7, 2013

Marsha Blackburn Votes Against VAWA, But Why?

Martha Blackburn defended her vote against the VAWA on Monday citing that she didn't like how it proposed to cover "different groups" including women in the LGBTQ and Native American communities.
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March 7, 2013

Scalia Gay Marriage Comments Are Grounds For Recusal

Antonin Scalia should recuse himself from deciding all LGBT cases: he's anti-gay, and will allow his biases to cloud his decisions.
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March 7, 2013

Rand Paul Filibuster: Latest Example Of GOP's Policy Of Government Obstructionism

Government obstructionism has become the core policy of the Republican Party. Rand Paul's filibuster is the latest example of this failed strategy.
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March 7, 2013

New York Fracking: NY Assembly Passes 2-Year Moratorium

In a roll call vote of 95-40, the New York State Assembly has passed a two-year moratorium on hydraulic fracturing ("fracking").
March 7, 2013

TSA Allowed Items: Small Knives and Sports Equipment Now Permitted On Planes

The TSA will relax its rules on carry-on luggage, a move seemingly designed to help restore its tattered reputation. The changes appear to be less about security and more about saving face.
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March 7, 2013

5 Bad Scientific Studies That Fooled Millions

We hate to break it to you, but the popular study arguing sex burns hundreds of calories is untrue. Bad science can be difficult to debunk, so here are a few studies you should know are false.
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March 7, 2013

Winter Storm Saturn Not Over, With Snow Expected Through Friday in Northeast

Winter Storm Saturn may be fizzling out as it exits the U.S. over the Atlantic Ocean, but it's still expected to drop some snow Thursday over the northeast.
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March 7, 2013

Millennial Debt: A Major Problem For All Americans

Millions of young adults are delinquent on student loan payments, a trend that could harm borrowers and the U.S. economy.
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March 7, 2013

Marissa Mayer Doesn’t Want a Workers’ Revolution, She Wants a Successful Business

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has come under intense scrutiny for policies which many argue are damaging to the women working under her, but she has never claimed to be a force for change.
March 7, 2013

Arkansas Abortion Law: Controversial Legislation Becomes Law

Arkansas legislatures have voted the controversial 12-week abortion ban into law, making it the most restrictive abortion law in the country.
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March 7, 2013

Egypt Elections Suspended by Court Ruling, Delaying Muslim Brotherhood Domination

Egypt's Administrative Court has suspended parliamentary elections called for next month until the Supreme Constitutional Court confirms that amendments to the election law are constitutional.
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March 7, 2013

Rand Paul's Filibuster Has Rejuvenated the GOP Ahead Of CPAC 2013

Paul's incredible filibuster just changed and uplifted the state of the Republican Party, and the heavily-maligned CPAC will benefit from his scheduled appearance as such.
March 7, 2013

10 Most Followed Politicians On Twitter

A look at the 10 most-followed U.S. politicians on Twitter, and what they do to engage their web audience.
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March 7, 2013

Is America's Middle Class Dying Out?

The fall of the middle class in America is not merely a shift of economic reality, but perceptual reality.
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March 7, 2013

Facebook Press Conference LIVE: Where to Watch Online

My take on the news that every millennial should know about, as featured in this morning's Mic Check newsletter.
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March 7, 2013

Nathan Safferstein, Manhattan Project Agent, Dies

Nathan Safferstein, who played a prominent role in protecting the development of the nuclear bomb, has died in the Bronx at the age of 92.
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March 7, 2013

Students At California Universities Stand Up For Palestinian Human Rights

Stanford students pushed (unsuccessfully) for divestment from companies that violate international law and human rights in Israel/Palestine. Several UC schools have joined the fight.
March 7, 2013

86-Year-Old Food Critic Returns to Olive Garden One Year Later

One year after her review of the new Olive Garden in town changed her life, Grand Forks Herald food critic Marilyn Hagerty goes back to the scene of her triumph for another review.
March 7, 2013

Jon Stewart 'Daily Show' Hiatus: Going On Break to Direct Movie

Jon Stewart, host and driving force behind 'The Daily Show', is going on a 12-week hiatus from the show this summer to try film directing.
March 7, 2013

What Are People Really Whispering About When They Do That Sexy Talk On TV?

TV show characters have the art of whispering sweet nothings into other people's ears down. Only problem is, we have no idea what they're saying.
March 7, 2013

Mitch McConnell 'Harlem Shake': Mask Of Senate Minority Leader Placed in Dance Video

Mitch McConnell's campaign just released a video of somebody wearing a mask of the Senate Minority Leader doing the viral 'Harlem Shake' dance.
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March 7, 2013

Dianna Hudson Lion Killing Shows Wildlife Education Needs An Update

When a lion killed a wildlife sanctuary intern on Wednesday, the public reacted with "shock." But what about our wildlife education enables this surprised reaction to such a logical tragedy?
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March 7, 2013

Rand Paul Filibuster: Speech Represents the Growing Rift in Republican Party

The filibuster wasn't the only big political story of last night. Twelve Republican senators sat down with the president in hopes of actually accomplishing something.
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March 7, 2013

Rand Paul Filibuster: Brennan Confirmation Reveals American Hypocrisy On Drones

While Rand Paul may disapprove of the way that drones are used abroad, he’s far more concerned about their use here in America.
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March 7, 2013

Hugo Chavez Oil Revenue Helped Venezuela's Poor — But It May Soon Disappear

The secret of Hugo Chavez' success was elementary: He claimed a fair market share of Venezuela's oil wealth for the poor. But with El Comandante gone, can they keep it?
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March 7, 2013

Rand Paul is the Closest Thing to a Conscience Washington Has

When Rand Paul stepped away from the podium after nearly 13 hours of talking to uproarious applause in the chamber, he proved that old adage: One man with courage makes a majority.
March 7, 2013

March Madness Bracket 2013: Who's Your Team?

Come to PolicyMic for March Madness 2013 Bracket.
March 7, 2013

Fetal Pain Law: Federal Judge Vetoes Idaho Abortion Law

An Idaho judge struck down a law banning abortions after 20 weeks based on fetal pain laws, saying that it was unconstitutional to put the needs of a fetus ahead of the mother.
March 7, 2013

March Madness YouTube 2013: 'One Shining Moment'

Relive the 2012 One Shining Moment montage from last year's tournament.
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March 7, 2013

Egypt Parliamentary Vote Delayed by Courts

In a twist to Egyptian politics, the Supreme Administrative Court ruled that a recenly passed election law violated legal process, delaying the upcoming parliamentary vote.
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March 7, 2013

North Korean Sanctions Supported By China, But Unlikely to Deter Nuclear Threats

On Thursday, the 15-member UN Security Council unanimously passed a resolution to once again impose sanctions on the isolated country for testing nuclear armaments.
March 7, 2013

Women's History Month: Meet Anna Comnena, the First Female Historian

Do wealth and influence allow for more gender equality? It may have helped a Byzantine princess become the world's first female historian.
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March 7, 2013

Sequestration 2013: An Opportunity For Republicans to Seize the Message

Obama is playing for the destruction of the Republican Party and an end to congressional control of the federal budget. Now, it's the time for the GOP to stand up and take control.
March 7, 2013

SXSW Film Lineup 2013: Full List Of Festival Movies

The SXSW films screenings kick off tomorrow, March 8, and end March 16! Here's the full lineup (divided by category).
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March 7, 2013

North Korea: Ending Peace Pact with South Korea

North Korea announces plans to close the Panmunjom border between the two countries.
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March 7, 2013

Syrian Civil War: Rebels Still Fighting Muddled Battle Over Legitimacy

Thanks to years of ethnic manipulation by Bashar al-Assad's fascist Ba'athist government, Syrian rebels are finding it difficult to assure the country they'll be safer without it.
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March 7, 2013

#StandWithRand is Nothing New: I Was a Rand Paul Fan Before It Was Cool

Everyone always says that Ran Paul is radical ... until they get to know him. It happened in the 2010 Kentucky Senate election, and it happened again on Thursday after his filibuster.
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March 7, 2013

The Hugo Chavez Leaves Behind a Country He Ruined

Hugo Chavez is dead. He leaves behind a country ruined by populist policies he referred to as "Socialism of the 21st century."
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March 7, 2013

PolicyMic is Out Of Espressos!

Things get dire at PolicyMic HQ.
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March 7, 2013

North Korea Threatens to Nuke the U.S. and South Korea

For the first time, North Korea has threatened a preemptive nuclear strick on the U.S. and South Korea.
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March 7, 2013

North Korea to End Non-Aggression Pact with South Korea

BBC News is reporting that North Korea has ended a non-aggression pact with South Korea after tough sanctions were passed by the UN earlier this morning.
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March 7, 2013

Filibuster Over?

Is Rand Paul wrapping up this filibuster?
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March 7, 2013

James Franco: This Century's First Great Public Intellectual

A roundup of interesting articles from across the Internet, as featured in this mornings Mic Check newsletter.
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March 7, 2013

"Imminent is not immediate"

Rand Paul plans to talk for "hours" during John Brennan Senate floor debate.
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March 7, 2013

BIN LADEN WAS NOT AN AMERICAN CITIZEN, NO FIFTH

Rand Paul plans to talk for "hours" during John Brennan Senate floor debate.
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March 7, 2013

Imminent or immediate?

Rand Paul plans to talk for "hours" during John Brennan Senate floor debate.
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March 7, 2013

Winter Storm Saturn: Minor Flooding in Montoloking, But Muted Impact Elsewhere in New Jersey

New Jerseyans can rest a little easy, as warm temperatures and a mild Winter Storm Saturn won't come close to matching the impact of Hurricane Sandy.
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March 7, 2013

U.N. Unanimously Adopts Sanctions Against North Korea

The UN Security Council agreed to a new round of sanctions following a North Korean nuclear test in February.