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May 15, 2013

College Football 2013: Predictions Ahead Of BCS Rankings

In 106 days college football will be back. In the meantime, dig into some of these daring predictions for the upcoming season.
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May 15, 2013

"Crying Rape" On Innocent Men Doesn't Happen As Often As You Might Think

How often do women falsely accuse men of rape? Often? Sometimes? Almost never? And, how often do women falsely accuse men of domestic violence? The actual numbers might surprise you.
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May 15, 2013

YouTube Syria Heart Eating Video: Brutal Video Of Syrian Rebel Eating Enemy's Heart

A gruesome video emerged this week that depicted a Syrian rebel eating the heart of an enemy soldier. It serve as a prime example of how brutal the Syrian civil war has become.
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May 15, 2013

4 Reasons Life After College is Just As Fun

Graduating is terrifying, but the real world can be just as awesome as the safety net that is university life.
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May 15, 2013

Immigration Reform 2013: 5 Critical Amendments That Could Kill the Whole Thing

Immigration reform is under attack in the Senate from both sides, by over 300 amendments. These amendments would destroy any chance of immigration reform passing.
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May 15, 2013

Market Correction 2013: With S&P and Dow At All-Time Highs, is it Time to Sell?

Market prices are at an all-time high, making this a bad time to buy. But with an improving macroeconomic outlook, now might be a bad time to sell as well.
May 15, 2013

Kim Kardashian Pregnant: So What If She's Fat?

The media's fat-shaming of Kardashian during her pregnancy shows dangerous cultural norms of thinness and anti-fat sentiment.
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May 15, 2013

Marijuana Legalization: New Study Says Smoking Weed Makes You Thinner

Pot smokers show higher levels of good cholesterol, slimmer waists and better regulation of blood sugars. And yes, that's counting the munchies.
May 15, 2013

'The Great Gatsby' Movie Review: Carey Mulligan's Daisy Buchanan No Role Model

Does it make sense for girls to look up to "The Great Gatsby" character Daisy Buchanan? Yes. Should they? Absolutely not.
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May 15, 2013

Guess Which Ivy League College Still Has a Whites-Only Scholarship?

No, it's not Harvard, Princeton, or Yale ... but it's still a big one.
May 15, 2013

Why the Purity Message is Insidious and Dangerous

Society tells us that virginity is a woman's prized possession. A woman should not be considered a lady by the presence of her hymen.
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May 15, 2013

David Axelrod Admits "Government Is Too Vast" For Obama to Control

In probably his most honest moment on TV throughout his career, David Axelrod admitted that government is simply too large to control, while blaming bureaucrats for idiotic and dangerous actions.
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May 15, 2013

IRS Scandal: If the IRS Did Target Conservative Groups, They Were Right

The IRS has come under fire for placing conservative non-profits under greater scrutiny, but the real question is why they haven't investigated all political nonprofits.
May 15, 2013

#FitchTheHomeless: This Dude Wants to Give A&F Clothes to the Destitute, But It's Offensive

Could this campaign against Abercombie & Fitch be more offensive than Abercombie & Fitch itself?
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May 15, 2013

Immigration Reform 2013: Despite Some Rankle From the Right, Amendment Process Going Smoothly

Senators are currently wading through the 300+ amendments that have been proposed for the Immigration Reform Bill (S. 744). Thus far, the process has exhibited strong bipartisan cooperation.
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May 15, 2013

Immigration Reform 2013: It's What Jesus Would Do

Support for immigration reform amongst evangelical Christians is on the rise as they criticize existing laws and call for a solution that "respects the God-given dignity of every person."
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May 15, 2013

9 Biggest Controversies Of Obama's Time in the National Spotlight

With three scandals this week involving the Obama administration, it's time to reflect on the president's biggest controversies since he took the national stage.
May 15, 2013

Reddit Users: Why Atheist Redditors Are Stuck On the Internet

The prevalence of atheism on Reddit is an indication that they are not displaying their beliefs in real life.
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May 15, 2013
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May 15, 2013

Student Debt Crisis: Is College Still Worthwhile?

What happens when higher education, designed to bolster a nation's growth, begins to drag it down?
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May 15, 2013

Gun Control 2013: What Can America Learn From Brazil's Gun Laws?

The issue of gun regulation isn't as contentious as it first appears. There is a midde ground to be found, if only we're willing to search for it.
May 15, 2013

Google I/O Announcement LIVE: Updates Of Google Developers Conference

The Google I/O developers conference is happening on Wednesday, and like in years past it is set to announce a series of (pretty cool) new software and hardware products.
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May 15, 2013

U.S. Military Grants Itself the Power to Police the Streets

Has the U.S. Department of Defense just given itself unprecedented power to intervene in domestic affairs?
May 15, 2013

Google Glass Release Date: Device Judged Not Suitable for Children Under 13

Google Glass, to be released next year, has given special caution to children under 13 years as it could harm developing vision.
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May 15, 2013

Immigration Reform 2013: Mark Zuckerberg's Lobbying Group Has Already Lost Key Donors

FWD.us was supposed to be the way Silicon Valley leaders could influence policy around key issues, but one month in, support is waning as the strategy proves problematic.
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May 15, 2013

Beatriz: El Salvador Woman in Need Of An Abortion Fighting For Her Life

A woman seeks an abortion that could save her life in El Salvador, where abortion is illegal in all cases, no exceptions.
May 15, 2013

Amy's Baking Company: Social Media Sees One Of It's Greatest Meltdowns Of the Year

Amy's Baking Company's Facebook meltdown is a valuable lesson on taking criticism in the social media age.
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May 15, 2013

Hussain Al Khawahir: Saudi Man Detained At Detroit Airport For Carrying Pressure Cooker

Federal immigration officials have arrested a Saudi traveler in Detroit Metropolitan Airport who was transporting a pressure cooker for (*drum roll*) cooking traditional Middle Eastern cuisine.
May 15, 2013

Immigration Reform 2013: Is the GOP Filled With a "Culture Of Intolerance"?

Pablo Pantoja, the state director of Florida Hispanic Outreach for the Republican National Committee, changed his affiliation to Democrat. He was fed up with the GOP's "culture of intolerance."
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May 15, 2013

Minnesota Gay Marriage: Equality's Success Is Michele Bachmann's Failure

Rep. Michelle Bachmann's efforts to deny Minnesota gay couples the right to marry have been defeated. Minnesota becomes the 12th state to legalize gay marriage.
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May 15, 2013

Gun Control Debate: The Left's Dwindling Arguments Leave Nothing Left

Folks on the left go farther every day in trying to demonize opponents to gun control. The New York Times' Stanley Fish attempts guilt by association, lumping the NRA with secessionists.
May 15, 2013

Andrew Wiggins College Announcement LIVE: Will Wiggins Pick Kentucky, North Carolina, Kansas, Or Florida State?

The best high school basketball player since LeBron James will choose his college on Tuesday, a move to will likely shift the NCAA basketball landscape when he announces his college decision.
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May 15, 2013

Benghazi Cover Up: Proof Emerges the White House Didn't Doctor Talking Points Following Attack

An ABC News story that said that the Obama administration had altered the talking points has been proven false and given the White House the first ray of good news in a while.
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May 15, 2013

Yoon Chang-Jung: South Korean Press Secretary Accused Of Sexual Assault Of 21-Year-Old Intern

The South Korean presidential press secretary, Yoon Chang-Jung, has been accused of sexual assault ... and already some are scrambling to find a way to blame the 21-year-old victim.
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May 15, 2013

AP and IRS Scandals: Who Will Be Thrown Under the Bus By Obama?

Somebody has gotta go, who is it going to be?
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May 15, 2013

Creepy Dudes Are Now Using Drones to Check Out Women, and It's Totally Legal

Another misuse of drones has surfaced, causing distress amongst American women who are tired of having their privacy invaded by pervy dudes.
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May 15, 2013

Fisher v. University Of Texas: SCOTUS Decisions Will Be a Turning Point For Our Nation

The Supreme Court will soon hand down its decision in Fisher v. University of Texas, and affirmative action will be changed in the United States regardless of who wins.
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May 15, 2013

Abdulkader Saleh: Why Does a Syrian Rebel Think Israel Is Working With Iran?

A Syrian rebel leader accused Israel of colluding with Iran and Hezbollah to support the Assad regime. Wait, what??
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May 15, 2013

AP Scandal: Are Millennials As Disappointed in Obama As Jon Stewart?

With the news of the IRS scandal, Jon Stewart could no longer hold back his disappointment in the Obama Administration. But what does his reaction mean for millennials?
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May 15, 2013

Jodi Arias Verdict: Why America is Hooked On This Trial

The lurid details of the Jodi Arias trial allure viewers, while simultaneously having no real impact on their lives ... making it the perfect example of murder trial porn.
May 15, 2013

With NYC Bike Share Coming, Here's What to Do to Avoid Winding Up Under An 18-Wheeler

Last year, I wrote about my fears for the NYC bike share program. Now, as an avid cyclist, here are my tips for avoiding injuries and death on the streets of NYC.
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May 15, 2013

Immigration Reform 2013: Map Tracks Migrant Deaths Along the AZ Border, and It's Horrifying

And thanks to a broken immigration system, it is the only one of its kind.
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May 15, 2013

Tesla: North Carolina Hustles to Keep Electric Cars Off the Market

The North Carolina Automobile Dealership is seeking to monopolize its control of the state's automobile market by legislating away direct-to-consumer competitors, such as Tesla.
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May 15, 2013

IRS Scandal Steven Miller: IRS 'Admission' Of Wrondoing Sounds Like a George Carlin Skit

IRS head Steven Miller has finally broken his silence on the recent scandal ... sort of. What he's really done is managed to say nothing, just like George Carlin would have predicted.
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May 15, 2013

Help Find This Child Rapist

Recent information about a child porn producer can aid investigators in tracking him down. But we also need your help.
May 15, 2013

How the 1% Does Disney — Manhattan Families Hire Disabled Individuals to Cut Lines

Remember those hours of standing in long, hot, sweaty lines at theme parks just to get a two-minute thrill? Well, you can skip the lines now for the low, low price of $1000 a day and your soul.
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May 15, 2013

Eric Holder Scandal and Others Are a Reminder to Be Skeptical Of Government

The recent string of scandals just serves to remind us: those in government are no better than anyone else. They just work here.
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May 15, 2013

Does Jon Stewart Ripping Obama Mean That Millennials Have Turned On the President?

Over the past two nights, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart has skewered the recent scandals rocking Washington, D.C., and the White House. Is this a sign that millennials have turned on Obama?
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May 15, 2013

Jeff Flake Gun Control: After Taking Muddled Positions, Flake Slightly More Popular Than North Korea

Senator Jeff Flake's (R-Ariz.) decision to oppose bipartisan gun reform legislation has left his approval ratings in a tailspin, but his troubles may have larger implications for Congress.
May 15, 2013

'Preachers' Daughters' Reality Show: Proof We Need to Move Beyond the Abstinence-Only Approach

The anxiety, shame, confusion, and hostility experienced by this reality show's female characters are very real effects of the pro-abstinence movement.
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May 15, 2013

U.S. Navy Drones: Obama's Obsession Continues with First Ever Launch off Aircraft Carrier

On Tuesday the U.S. Navy successfully launched a drone of an aircraft carrier for the first time. This is a worrying signal of the impending expansion of America's unmanned capabilities.
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May 15, 2013

Gay Marriage 2013: What Can Other States Learn From This Week's Big Three?

Marriage equality passed in three states this week, each for different reasons and under different circumstances. Here's a look how millennials played an important role in each of those states.
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May 15, 2013

Bashar Assad: Like Slobodan Milosevic in the 1990s, Assad's Crimes Demand Action

As he decides what to do in Syria, Obama should look at the example of another president who didn't stop a massacre when he could have — Bill Clinton in the Balkans.
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May 15, 2013

Mount Everest Melting: The World's Tallest Mountain is Melting, and Climate Change May Be to Blame

New research released on Tuesday shows that the glaciers of Mount Everest, the world's tallest mountain, have shrunk by 13% over the past 50 years, and the rate of retreat is increasing.
May 15, 2013

Megan Ellison: Meet the 27-Year-Old Woman Behind 'Zero Dark Thirty'

Megan Ellison may be a relative newcomer to the film industry, but she's already making a name for herself.
May 15, 2013

Angelina Jolie Mastectomy: Actress Channeled 'Brave' Character Merida's Courage

The two courageous cinema stars should make all women think about what they pass on to their children in terms of health and looks.
May 15, 2013

Buycott App Gives Consumers Back Power to Avoid Unethical Companies

Consumers can finally take charge of how and where their money is used with a new app.
May 15, 2013

'New Girl' Season 2 Finale: Proof the Sitcom Has Become Must-See TV

"New Girl" refused to let its hot streak end, wrapping up its second season with an exquisite blend of gags and poignant moments.
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May 15, 2013

Yes, Forced Marriage Still Exists, and Yes, It's a Form Of Slavery

Forced Marriage is a gendered, 21st-century form of slavery.
May 15, 2013

5 Wildly Offensive Products That Never Should Have Been Made

Retailers have some good ideas – and some very, very bad ones. In light of yet another Urban Outfitters controversy, here's a look at five offensive products no one should have let happen.
May 15, 2013

Natalie Maines 'Mother': Sayonara Dixie Chicks, Hello Rock and Roll?

A new album from the Dixie Chicks' Natalie Maines is a long-awaited treat, but not what you were expecting, and it's clear that a Dixie Chicks reunion may never happen.
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May 15, 2013

Nakba Anniversary: 65 Years Later, Palestinian Refugees Still Can’t Go Home

65 years after they were expelled during the formation of the state of Israel, Palestinian refugees still have no nation to call their own.
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May 15, 2013

AP Scandal: Could the Justice Department's Seizure Of AP Phone Records Be Completely Legal?

If you review the law, it is quite possible that, while being morally outrageous, the subpoenas of the Associated Press' phone log records was entirely legal.
May 15, 2013

Miss Travel's "Sexiest Nationalities" List Has a Pretty Glaring Oversight — No African Or Asian Nations

According to members of the travel dating website, the world's sexiest people are found exclusively in North American, South American and European countries.
May 15, 2013

This Ancient War Movie Would Make the Perfect Script For a Gay Hollywood Action Hero

As a heterosexual male who finds most musical theater annoying, I want to know why Hollywood hasn't written a gay character as the hero of my favorite film genre: the war epic?
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May 15, 2013

Twee-Q App Will Tell You Whether Your Twitter Account is Kinda Sexist?

Enter the Twitter handle of any Twitter user and Twee-Q will display the gender proportion of that user's recent retweets.
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May 15, 2013

T.C. Williams High School Prom: Media Is Making a Disgusting Scene Of It

Controversy has stirred as T.C. Williams, as a male student is running for Prom Queen and a female student is running for Prom King. But this really shouldn't be the big deal it's made out to be.
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May 15, 2013

Immigration Reform 2013: Mike Lee Wants Janitors, Maids E-Verify Exempt

Sen. Mike Lee is pushing for household professions such as maids, cooks, and janitors to be exempt from E-Verify, and that's atrocious.
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May 15, 2013

IRS Scandals: Sure They're Bad, But They Won't Impact the 2014 Elections

The IRS and AP scandals are extremely concerning, but they are not likely to be the deciding factors in the 2014 midterms
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May 15, 2013

Eric Holder AP Probe: AP Phone Records Scandal Makes Him the Villain

With growing anger from journalists and politicians alike over the AP records seizure case, people are eager to find a villain in the case. But Holder's "recusal" excuse may be his saving grace.
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May 15, 2013

10 Things I Wish I'd Known Before Starting College

Looking back at my freshman year of college, here are a few things I wish I'd known before making the leap from high school to college.
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May 15, 2013

IRS Scandal: Ongoing Obama Admin Scandals Aren't "Nixonian"

In the wake of the Benghazi, IRS, and Department of Justice AP scandal people have begun to compare Obama to disgraced President Nixon. Clearly this is a case of selective memory.
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May 15, 2013

Unlocking Technology Act 2013: Is Congress Ready to Let Us Unlock Our Own Phones?

The Unlocking Technology Act aims to fix a section of the U.S. law which states that unlocking your electronic device is a copyright violation.
May 15, 2013

8 Invaluable Things 'Greek' Taught Us About College Life

You don't have to be in Greek life to love the treasured series "Greek," and although it's no longer on air, it left a lasting impression on me about college. Here's what I learned from the show.
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May 15, 2013

5 Survival Tips For Washington-Bound Interns

A brief primer on surviving in the capital.
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May 15, 2013

North Korea Sanctions: "Significantly Delaying" Nuclear Weapons Program, Says UN

In a bit of positive news from the Korean Peninsula, a UN report is claiming that sanctions are hindering North Korea's nuclear program.
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May 15, 2013

Attention Congress: Millennials Are Already Paying Your Debt

In the last 20 years, states have reduced their contribution to higher education by 26%. This policy shift has burdened Millennials with high tuition rates and more debt.
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May 15, 2013

Hot Yoga Guru Accused of Rape and Human Trafficking in Two New Lawsuits

This isn't the first time and certainly won't be the last time the 67-year-old yoga instructor will face allegations of rape and sexual assault.
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May 15, 2013

Now the Associated Press Is Getting a Taste Of Its Own Medicine

The AP phone scandal places the journalists at the forefront of the debates raised by their own reporting and the tedious balance between national security and privacy rights.
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May 15, 2013

Angelina Jolie Will Have Her Ovaries Removed

It isn't over yet.
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May 15, 2013

Bangladesh Factory Collapse: Can Retailer-Led Reform Overcome Government Corruption?

In light of the April collapse of a factory in Bangladesh, retailers are attempting reforms, but the costs of reform and rampant government corruption may cause these efforts to come up short.
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May 15, 2013

Mayflower Oil Spill: Arkansas County Pays the Price Of Drilling and Fracking, With None Of the Benefits

Beyond having the second biggest on-land pipeline spill in U.S. history, the county in which the ExxonMobil Pegasus tar sands pipeline sits has also been ravaged by fracking.
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May 15, 2013

AP Probe: Our Government is Becoming Less Transparent Than Ever, But We Can Fix It

As news of government agencies secretly gathering information from U.S. citizens continues to unravel, it's time for Americans in general to rebuild the pillars our democracy was built upon.
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May 15, 2013

3 Times Students Rose Up and Changed History

Today student protests both large and small occur frequently across campuses worldwide, but what are the most well known protests in history, and what were the students protesting then?
May 15, 2013

Here Is Proof That Twitter Is Sexist

The interactive site shows gender bias in social media.
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May 15, 2013

Angelina Jolie Mastectomy: Her Gene Mutation is At the Center Of a Supreme Court Debate

Today's PolicyMic newsletter, featuring our take on the day's news and our favorite stories from around the web.
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May 15, 2013

Billy Sol Estes: Sure, He Was a Swindler, But the Government He Stole From Was Worse

Billy Sol Estes died this morning at age 88. His crime? Fraud and falsifying documents without being a government employee.
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May 15, 2013

Obama IRS Announcement Livestream

President Obama will give a statement during what has been a tough week for the president's administration.
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May 15, 2013

Army Sergeant In Charge Of Sexual Assault Prevention Accused of Sexual Assault

Another service officer in charge of sexual assault prevention was accused of sexual assault. Amid this epidemic of sexual assault Secretary Hagel has started to take measures against it.
May 15, 2013

Google Maps Update: Redesigned + Tons of Features

The Google I/O developers conference is happening on Wednesday, and like in years past it is set to announce a series of (pretty cool) new software and hardware products.
May 15, 2013

Google Key Lime Pie: What Is It?

The Google I/O developers conference is happening on Wednesday, and like in years past it is set to announce a series of (pretty cool) new software and hardware products.
May 15, 2013

GOOG: Stock Flies Past 900 For First Time

The Google I/O developers conference is happening on Wednesday, and like in years past it is set to announce a series of (pretty cool) new software and hardware products.
May 15, 2013

Google Smartwatch Release Date: Inside Google’s New Invention About to Hit Stores

The Google I/O developers conference is happening on Wednesday, and like in years past it is set to announce a series of (pretty cool) new software and hardware products.
May 15, 2013

Nexus 4: Will See Minimal Updates at Google I/O

The Google I/O developers conference is happening on Wednesday, and like in years past it is set to announce a series of (pretty cool) new software and hardware products.
May 15, 2013

Google Glass Release Date: When Can We Expect It?

The Google I/O developers conference is happening on Wednesday, and like in years past it is set to announce a series of (pretty cool) new software and hardware products.
May 15, 2013

Google Android Release: 4.3 Confirmed by Developer Website

The Google I/O developers conference is happening on Wednesday, and like in years past it is set to announce a series of (pretty cool) new software and hardware products.
May 15, 2013

Google Play Games: What Is the New Google Gaming System?

The Google I/O developers conference is happening on Wednesday, and like in years past it is set to announce a series of (pretty cool) new software and hardware products.
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May 15, 2013

Obama IRS Scandal: Investigation Cites Lack of Oversight

President Obama will give a statement during what has been a tough week for the president's administration.
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May 15, 2013

Obama Press Conference LIVE: President Makes Statement On IRS Scandal

President Obama will give a statement during what has been a tough week for the president's administration.
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May 15, 2013

Steven Miller: Acting IRS Commissioner Resigns Amid Scandal

President Obama will give a statement during what has been a tough week for the president's administration.