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Meet the Man Who Got Deported From Saudi Arabia For Being "Too Handsome"

Ridiculously handsome men, beware: you are the new face of danger in Saudi Arabia.

Rebecca Martinson: Sorority Girl Who Wrote Viral Email Leaves Delta Gamma

Her email was inexcusable and appalling, but she shouldn't be punished forever for this, at least if she shows some remorse once the interwebs is finished chucking stones at her.

Virgin is Going to Turn Your Flight Into a Creepy Bar You Can't Leave

Before you book a flight with Virgin, you might want to read this.
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Israel Claims Syria Used Chemical Weapons, But Israel Has Used White Phosphorus

Israel stopped using white phosphorus because it “does not look good” internationally, which could be a strategy to improve the country's image while pressing for international action on Syria.
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You’re 8x More Likely to Be Killed by a Police Officer Than a Terrorist

There are some bad apples in the police officer barrel.

5 Things That Will Probably Happen At Your 5-Year High School Reunion

Some predictions for your first high school reunion ... Enjoy!
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Immigration Reform 2013: 5 Ways It Will Affect Our Economy

One of the hot-button issues surrounding immigration reform is what economic impact it will have. As the numbers show, it's really a mixed bag.
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5 Things to Do and 7 Things Not to Do When Someone Tells You They Were Sexually Assaulted

Many comments on sexual assault stories are at best unproductive and at worst, victim blaming. Here's what you should and should not do when someone tells you they were sexually assaulted.
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Sunil Tripathi: Wrongly Accused Boston Bomber's Body May Have Been Found in River

Sunil's Reddit-fueled witch hunt shows how complacent and self-indulgent we've become. We feel we have so much knowledge and power in our phones and computers that we can destroy lives.

6 Movies Ron Paul Would Totally Love

These five classic films most definitely lean libertarian.
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Why Are These Iranian Men Wearing Women's Clothing?

For the best reason ever.
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Boston Bombers Were Enraged by American Wars and Indoctrinated Online

Tamerlan found intellectual substance in extremist propaganda and conspiracy websites, and an enemy in the U.S. government and its wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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Immigration Reform 2013: Marco Rubio and Paul Ryan Face GOP Backlash

As immigration reform takes the stage in 2013, Paul Ryan and Marco Rubio are taking center stage in spearheading the fight for the bill. Do both of them have eyes on 2016?

5 Video Game Characters Who Are Also Good Role Models

Good role models can be hard to find in the world today. Here are five characters that show you don't always need to look at just the real world for them.
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Gun Control Debate 2013: Why Aren't 90% Of Americans Mad As Hell About Background Check Defeat?

Why aren't Americans "mad as hell" about the failure of the gun background checks bill? Probably because 90% of Americans don't really support it.
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I'm Fighting to Give Victims Of Sexual Assault in the Military Their Day in Court

Now more than ever, I’m committed to overhauling our military justice system to ensure that if you commit sexual violence, you will go to jail.
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Immigration Reform 2013: 4 Simple Takeaways From the 844-Page Bill

The Senate's proposed immigration reform package is a staggering 844 pages. Here are the four most important provisions.

Startups, Kickstarter, and the Price of Bullshit (That You Paid For!)

The long-form science journalism site Matter was "acquired" by Medium last week. And you paid for it!
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Immigration Reform 2013: Marco Rubio Hints At Freeze On Muslim Student Visas

Senator Marco Rubio suggested earlier today that he was willing to consider excluding foreign Muslims from being granted student visas to come to the United States, as suggested by Bob Beckel.
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An Open Letter to Obama and Congress: A Gun Owner Asks You to Do the Right Thing On Gun Control

Gun control failed in the Senate because of the fine print and additional legislation put in at the last minute, which makes the bill even more unfavorable. If Obama wants UBCs, do it right.

NFL Draft 2013: Top 5 QB Prospects This Year

The NFL Draft kicks off Thursday. After producing RGIII, Andrew Luck, and Russell Wilson last year, what do this class' quarterbacks look like?
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U.S. Torture Happened, and Obama Must Investigate

After 9/11, torture of prisoners has been widely reported. A report by the Constitution Project criticizes torture techniques used by U.S. military personnel and U.S. rendition programs.
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8 Ways the Boston Bombing Changed America Forever

The Boston bombing could potentially derail the little progress made on issues ranging from immigration reform to gun control. Here's how.
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Obama Risks Losing Boston Bomber Conviction By Not Reading Miranda Rights

By not reading the Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsaernev his Miranda rights President Obama risks having evidence witheld from the criminal trial.
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George Bush Cries at Library Dedication: 7 Other Things He Should Be Crying About

Let the flood gates open! There's a lot of things for George W. Bush to cry about.
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Boston Bombings Conspiracy Theory: It Provides Zero Answers

Conspiracy theorists cannot offer solutions to real problems because their single-minded, maniacal goal is to discredit government.

'Veronica Mars' Movie: 5 Things It Must Have

Thanks to generous Kickstarter donors, the "Veronica Mars" movie based on the popular TV show will be coming to theaters in summer 2014. Here are one fan's musings on the upcoming film.
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This Fourth Grader Can Argue For Gay Marriage Better Than Most Politicians

This 4th grader could teach a thing or two to our politicians.
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War With Syria: How Will Obama Respond to the "Red Line" Being Crossed?

Credible reports have emerged about Syria's use of chemical weapons on its own citizens in March, leading to the question: Are we going to war with Syria?

'The Big Wedding' Trailer: Katherine Heigl's Movie Comeback Will Be Amazing

Like many rom-coms, "The Big Wedding" could turn out to be a disappointment, but I'm thrilled to see rom-com queen Heigl onscreen again.
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Adrianne Haslet-Davis: Boston Marathon Who Lost Foot to Compete Again Next Year

Adrianne Haslet-Davis, 32, who lost her foot in the second explosion expresses her amazing attitude in this video from BBC News.
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Gay Marriage: At This Point, Conservatives Oppose Equality Just Out Of Habit

Pressing "the pause button" may stall change, but when change comes, it tends to leave you behind in its wake.
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Immigration Reform 2013: 4 Highlights in the Bill

The Gang of Eight's immigration reform bill is over 800 pages long, but here are four key bullet points to understand what's hiding in the immigration bill.

Wikipedia Creates "American Women Novelist" Category, Crowdsources Sexism

Wikipedia editors moved hundreds of female novelists to their own category in recent weeks. The latest Wikipedia gender blunder is part of a long tradition of bias and Wiki-foolishness.

Twinkies Are Back: Start Clearing Room In Your Pantries!

Hostess says Twinkies will be back in stores in July, and they'll be as fatty and delicious as ever.

Breathtaking NASA Video Shows 3 Years Of the Sun in 3 Minutes

NASA has released a heart-stirring video showing three years of the sun in just a few brief moments. Three minutes is a small price to pay for perspective.
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Facebook Shuts Down Gun Seller Page, Did It Violate the Second Amendment?

Facebook decided to systematically shut down the Facebook pages of AR15news.com, a large gun enthusiast community, 556 Tactical, and a manufacturer in Pennsylvania.

NFL Draft 2013: The Top 32 Prospects And Where They'll Be Drafted

Who will be the top NFL draft pick?
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Child Abuse Prevention Month: What You Need to Know

The most important goal is the well-being of the child given this horrible situation. Knowing what to look for, and how to appropriately handle the situation, can help achieve that goal.
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Boston Bombing Suspect Received Welfare, But That's Not the Real Story

Lost in the criticism of Tamerlan Tsarnaev's wife receiving government assistance is the fact that she worked between 70-90 hours per week and still needed help.
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Boston Bombing: Was Tamerlan Tsarnaev Mentored By a Muslim Radical?

Family members of alleged bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev say he was influenced by a man named Misha. No evidence of Misha existing has been found thus far.

'Oxyana' Movie: Director Sean Dunne Discusses Documentary On West Virginia Drug Epidemic

Sean Dunne, director of the Tribeca documentary, chats with PolicyMic about making the film and the prescription drug epidemic in West Virginia.

'50 Shades Of Grey' Book: Why Men Love It Too

Women aren't the only ones devouring E. L. James' series.
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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev: U.S. Foreign Policy Was Motivation For Boston Bombings

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev claims that U.S. foreign policy is behind his Boston bombing, proving once again that our foreign policy leads to death at home.

NFL Draft 2013: 10 Insider Tips For Understanding the NFL Draft

Whether you're a beginner or an expert, here are 10 tips for understanding the NFL draft that you're not going to find anywhere else.
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Alex Jones: Republicans Hold a Joint Hearing on a Debunked Conspiracy Theory

And they say Congress gets nothing done.
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George W. Bush's Public Opinion At 7-Year High, Showing a Legacy Of Integrity

Bush currently enjoys an approval rating comparable to Obama. The dedication of his library in Dallas reveals a legacy that is turning around.
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Israeli Human Rights Violations Acknowledged By U.S. State Department

In a rare rebuke of Israeli policy, the state department has concluded that Israel has violated Palestinians' human rights.
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Occidental College Rape Coverup Deserves More Than a Lawsuit

Occidental College has been covering up sexual assault for years. To say they have "more work to do" is kind of an understatement.
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Bush Library: George W. Shows Humility in Charlie Rose Interview

With the dedication of his new library and museum, the former president seems content with his decision making in the Oval Office.
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Gun Control: Anger Over Background Check Failure Could Unseat Some Senators

As the dust settles over the failed background check vote, gun control organizations are attempting to utilize disappointment about its failure to target politicians.

10 Products That 3D-Printers Will Ruin

Well at least if the patent industry has its way. That would mean that the wonderful innovation that 3D-printed technology spurns would be cast into a never ending patent greed spiral.

Kermit Gosnell Trial: GOP Can't Successfully Use the Case to Smear Pro-Choice Movement

Conservatives can try to put the pro-choice movement on trial, but it is a losing case.

'Romeo and Juliet' Broadway: Interracial Romance Will Help Shakespeare Classic

Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad will star in the Broadway show, but will anything more than ticket sales matter?
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Freedom to Hate: Are 'You Deserve Rape' Signs Protected by the Constitution?

The University of Arizona's decision to condone a student who protested Take Back the Night with signs reading "You Deserve Rape" reflects a misunderstanding of First Amendment precedent.
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"Dog Ate My Homework," and Other Excuses Killed By the E-Classroom

E-classrooms are throwing a wrench in many time-honored canonical classroom excuses.
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Boston Bombings: Should the State Pay for Victims' Medical Expenses?

Thanks to Romneycare, victims of the Boston Marathon bombing will be partially covered for their health care expenses, but the evidence on the program's overall benefits to taxpayers is mixed.

LulzSec's Alleged Leader Arrested: Anonymous-Linked Hacktivist Faces Trial

The alleged leader of the hacktivist group LulzSec faces 12 years in prison if convicted.
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Syrian Civil War: Obama Sends Troops to Neighboring Jordan

With the U.S. massing troops in Jordan, it's time to ask whether the Warmonger-in-Chief is preparing to drag the country into yet another quagmire.
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Rob Portman's Approval Rating Drops 10 Points After Gay Marriage Shift

The Ohio senator announced that he decided to change his position out of the hope that his son, Will, who is gay, can enjoy freedom to marry as his siblings do.
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Boston Terrorism: After Bombings, Are Neocons Now Pro-Russia?

After the bombing of the Boston Marathon, don't expect the American right to view Russia as an ally in the fight against terrorism.
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Gun Control Bill: Proposal Would Bar Purchases By Those On Terror Watch Lists

Senator Joe Mannhin said that he would try to ban people on the United States terrorism watch lists from buying guns. The problem is that it is really easy to get on them.

Join PolicyMic's Feminist Writing Skillshare and Publish Next to Senator Claire McCaskill

Apply to PolicyMic's amazing feminist writing skillshare and write alongside Senator Claire McCaskill about the issues that matter most.
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Mali Civil War: French Embassy Bombing Comes After France Asserts Bigger African Role

The bombing of the French Embassy in Libya shows France no longer has the same interests it once did in Africa and will have to deal with the backlash of fighting the spread of extremism.
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Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Peace Process Gets Big Boost From Key Compromise

The compromise made between Israel and the Palestinian Authority marks an important step towards real peace negotiations.
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Are Domestic Terrorists More Aligned With the Political Left Or the Right?

The worst domestic terrorists were not right wing nutcases; they were leftist radicals.
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Steve Kush: New Mexico GOP Official Calls Woman a 'Radical Bitch' For Wanting to Raise Minimum Wage

A New Mexico GOP official is under fire for making outrageous and sexist comments about liberal women.

How An Ode to Mashed Potatoes Made Justin Badlam PolicyMic's Newest Pundit

New PolicyMic pundit Justin Badlam shares his famous recipe on mashed potatoes as part of his awesome application to April's 50 Under 30 challenge.
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More Than Half Of Americans Say Wealth is Unfairly Distributed in the U.S.

A new Gallup poll reveals nearly 60% of Americans believe that money and wealth is currently not fairly distributed amongst the U.S. population.
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Mark Sanford Debates Cardboard Cutout Of Nancy Pelosi

The former South Carolina governor recently engaged in a public debate on the streets of South Carolina with a piece of cardboard.
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Novartis Lawsuit Accuses Pharma Giant Of Huge Kickback Scheme

Novartis is no stranger to lawsuits, and its latest controversy involves an alleged kickback scheme that paid off pharmacists.
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George Bush Presidential Library: As He Re-enters News, Don't Forget GOP Women Problem

Former President Bush opened his presidential library Thurday, but that does not erase years of horrible political decisions on his part.
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Obamacare: Make It Clear People Are Still Free to Choose

As the White House rolls out its largest Obamacare outreach effort to date, how can they get opponents of the law on board?

CISPA Bill 2013: Giving Up Liberty For Security, Now Online

Last week, the House of Representatives passed the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) amid concerns that the language of the bill does not do enough to protect privacy.

Peer.fm: Is This the Future of Music Streaming?

Peer.fm is a new, open-source music streaming service that could become a major player in the music industry. It's modeled after Napster, but take advantage now — soon, you may have to pay up.
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Jeb Bush 2016: His Mom Doesn't Want Him to Run, His Brother Does

Jeb Bush is about to disappoint his mom, big time.
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George W. Bush Presidential Library: As It Opens, Violence In Iraq Continues

With the dedication of the George W. Bush Library in Dallas, the legacy of his presidency will be open to the public. But in Iraq there are violent reminders of Bush's legacy everyday.
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Tax Reform 2013: Why It'd Fix Our Debt Without Cutting Entitlements

With debt looming and ambiguous statements involving taxes abound, Obama must consider an overhaul of tax expenditures.
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Too Big to Fail: A Bipartisan Plan to End It For Good

Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and David Vitter (R-LA) wrote an op-ed on their plan to make the biggest banks act smarter and safeguard America's economic future. Let's support it.
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Why Rupert Murdoch Lecturing the Poor Won't Win Converts to Capitalism

News Corporation CEO Rupert Murdoch seems to think that lecturing people on the morality of free markets will promote capitalism. But people can't feed themselves with platitudes.
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Mic Check: PolicyMic Hosts a Special Discussion On Sexual Assault Awareness

Today's PolicyMic newsletter, featuring our take on the day's news and our favorite stories from around the Web.
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David Plouffe Joins Bloomberg News: Media Companies Are Now Infested With Politicians

Obama's senior political strategist, David Plouffe, is only the latest politician to turn commentator.
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6 George W. Bush Legacies That Haunt Obama

Even for a president who campaigned on "hope and change," some George W. Bush policies are here to stay.
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Boston Bombing: Preventing the Next Attack Would Require "Intolerable" Government Powers

Rep. Tom Cotton (R-Ariz.) has expressed doubts as to the Obama administration's competency in couterterrorism, missing the true problem: outdated national security legislation.
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Jeb Bush 2016: Barbara Bush Says U.S. Has Had "Enough Bushes"

Mama Bush thinks that 'merica has "had enough Bushes" for president and is ruling out her son Jeb for a 2016 run as such.
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Luke Joeckel: Is His NFL Draft Stock in Free Fall?

The 2013 NFL Draft begins Thursday night. We'll be covering it live. In the meantime, here are all the basic you need to know.
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Buffalo Bills Draft: GM Buddy Nix Says They Want a QB

The 2013 NFL Draft begins Thursday night. We'll be covering it live. In the meantime, here are all the basics you need to know.
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2013 NFL Draft: SEC Storylines

The 2013 NFL Draft begins Thursday night. We'll be covering it live. In the meantime, here are all the basic you need to know.
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NFL Draft 2013 Live Stream: Watch All Picks Online

The 2013 NFL Draft begins Thursday night. We'll be covering it live. In the meantime, here are all the basic you need to know.
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NFL Draft Order: Full Draft All 7 Rounds

The 2013 NFL Draft begins Thursday night. We'll be covering it live. In the meantime, here are all the basic you need to know.

NFL Draft 2013 Quarterbacks: Geno Smith, Ryan Nassib, Matt Barkley

The 2013 NFL Draft begins Thursday night. We'll be covering it live. In the meantime, here are all the basic you need to know.

NFL Draft 2013 Projections: Eric Fisher Goes To The Chiefs

The 2013 NFL Draft begins Thursday night. We'll be covering it live. In the meantime, here are all the basic you need to know.

Kansas City Chiefs Draft Pick: Eric Fisher, Central Michigan, Offensive Tackle

The 2013 NFL Draft begins Thursday night. We'll be covering it live. In the meantime, here are all the basic you need to know.

Jacksonville Jaguars Draft Pick: Luke Joeckel, Texas A&M, Offensive Line

The 2013 NFL Draft begins Thursday night. We'll be covering it live. In the meantime, here are all the basic you need to know.

Oakland Raiders and Miami Dolphins Trade Draft Picks

The 2013 NFL Draft begins Thursday night. We'll be covering it live. In the meantime, here are all the basic you need to know.

Miami Dolphins Draft Pick: Dion Jordan, Oregon, Defensive End/Outside Linebacker

The 2013 NFL Draft begins Thursday night. We'll be covering it live. In the meantime, here are all the basic you need to know.

Philadelphia Eagles Draft Pick: Lane Johnson, Oklahoma, Offensive Tackle

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Detroit Lions Draft Pick: Ziggy Ansah, Brigham Young, Defensive End

The 2013 NFL Draft begins Thursday night. We'll be covering it live. In the meantime, here are all the basic you need to know.

Cleveland Browns Draft Pick: Barkevious "KeKe" Mingo, LSU, Defensive End

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Arizona Cardinals Draft Pick: Jonathan Cooper, North Carolina, Offensive Guard

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Buffalo Bills and St. Louis Rams Trade Draft Picks

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St. Louis Rams Draft Pick: Tavon Austin, West Virginia, Wide Receiver

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New York Jets Draft Pick: Dee Milliner, Alabama, Cornerback

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Tennessee Titans Draft Pick: Chance Warmack, Alabama, Offensive Guard

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San Diego Chargers Draft Pick: D.J. Fluker, Alabama, Offensive Tackle

The 2013 NFL Draft begins Thursday night. We'll be covering it live. In the meantime, here are all the basic you need to know.

Oakland Raiders Draft Pick: D.J. Hayden, Houston, Cornerback

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New York Jets Draft Pick: Sheldon Richardson, Missouri, Defensive Tackle

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Carolina Panthers Draft Pick: Star Lotulelei, Utah, Defensive Tackle

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New Orleans Saints Draft Pick: Kenny Vaccaro, Texas, Safety

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Buffalo Bills Draft Pick: EJ Manuel, Florida State, Quarterback

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Pittsburgh Steelers Draft Pick: Jarvis Jones, Georgia, Outside Linebacker

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Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers Trade Draft Picks

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San Francisco 49ers Draft Pick: Eric Reid, LSU, Safety

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New York Giants Draft Pick: Justin Pugh, Syracuse, Offensive Guard

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Chicago Bear Draft Pick: Kyle Long, Oregon, Offensive Tackle

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Cincinnati Bengals Draft Pick: Tyler Eifert, Notre Dame, Tight End

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Atlanta Falcons Draft Pick: Desmond Trufant, Washington, Cornerback

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Minnesota Vikings Draft Pick: Sharrif Floyd, Florida, Defensive Tackle

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Indianapolis Colts Draft Pick: Bjoern Werner, Florida State, Defensive End

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Minnesota Vikings Draft Pick: Xavier Rhodes, Florida State, Cornerback

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Green Bay Packers Draft Pick: Datone Jones, UCLA, Defensive End

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Houston Texans Draft Pick: DeAndre "Nuke" Hopkins, Clemson, Wide Receiver

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Denver Broncos Draft Pick: Sylvester Williams, North Carolina, Defensive Tackle

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New England Patriots and Minnesota Vikings Trade Draft Picks

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Minnesota Vikings Draft Pick: Cordarrelle Patterson, Tennessee, Wide Receiver

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St. Louis Rams Draft Pick: Alec Ogletree, Georgia, Inside Linebacker

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Dallas Cowboys Draft Pick: Travis Frederick, Wisconsin, Center

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Baltimore Ravens Draft Pick: Matt Elam, Florida, Safety

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