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In 33 U.S. Cities, It’s Illegal to Do the One Thing That Helps the Homeless Most

One UN official says America's treatment of its homeless population "baffling."

19 Powerful Photos Challenge Society's Idea of What Makes a Woman Beautiful

One woman is on a mission to show the world what real beauty looks like.

This 8-Year-Old Girl Is the First Person In the World to Beat Brain Cancer

A brave little girl just proved you can never be too young to make history.

14 Images Show the Sad But True Story of What's Happened to Music Festivals

Long gone are the days of Woodstock.

What's In a Name? Turns Out, Your Entire Future

New research reveals how your name shapes the course of your life.
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The States You'd Least Expect Are Now Rethinking Medical Marijuana Legalization

This might just be the start of a larger trend across the nation.

The Media's Reaction to R. Kelly's Trans Son Reveals Prevalence of Online Transphobia

Jay Kelly is a young man. Get over it.
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'Assassin's Creed' Has Reached a New Low for Sexism in Video Games

But, gamers are taking to Twitter to fight back.
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Professional Portraits of Homeless LGBT Youth May Help Them Find Loving Homes

A New York City gallery wants to help fix a major problem in America.

The Fascinating Science of What Dreaming Does to Your Brain

Here's what's happening inside your head while you're fast asleep
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13 Photos That Show a Side to Cuba You'll Never See in the Media

There's more to Cuba than its frosty relationship with the U.S.
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Total Strangers Share Their Undocumented Status in One Beautiful, Moving Video

These people just met, but they are about to share their deepest secret.
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This Is What's Happening in São Paulo Right as the World Cup Begins

Vivid scenes from the start of the much-anticipated competition.
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The One Bizarre Reason the Rest of the World Hates the Word "Soccer"

A new study reveals why it's "soccer" in the U.S. and "football" everywhere else.

This Heartbreaking Young British Singer Is About to Make it Huge in America

All thanks to the success of 'The Fault In Our Stars.'

Three Giant Corporations Are Now Fighting to Control How You Listen to Music

A massive arms race in technology and music is brewing.
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Spain Normally Dominates the World Cup. That's Why They Should Bow Out Now

It's for the good of the entire tournament — and for soccer fans watching around the world.
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The Horrific Story of Oklahoma's Botched Execution Just Got a Lot Worse

The controversy over the death of Clayton Lockett isn't over yet.
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What America Can Learn From Norway's Success in Regulating Campaign Finance

As we struggle with money's influence in politics, it's time for a lesson from across the ocean.

One Look at Uber Sign-Ups Reveals How Effective London's Taxi Protest Really Was

This is what an ungodly traffic jam earned London cabbies this week.
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Iraq's Most Vicious Insurgents Are Now the Richest Terrorist Group in the World

The group could pay 60,000 fighters around $600 a month for a year.
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40 Years Ago This Week, an Interracial Couple Changed the Course of American History

And it changed our country in huge ways.
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These 6 House Republicans Are Now Having a Frank Underwood Moment

Who's most likely to replace Rep. Eric Cantor in his leadership role? The race is on.
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This Is How Bad Things Have to Get Before Congress Will Actually Do Something

It took a major scandal for the House and Senate to actually start legislating.

Iran's Government Says Women Should Be Thankful They Can't Watch the World Cup In Public

Cafes and restaurants have been banned from showing the World Cup for a bizarre reason.

What It's Really Like to Live a Day in the Life of an American Woman

A personal look at what many women have to go through on a daily basis.
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The U.S. Just Took a Major Step to Hold Banks Responsible for the Financial Crisis

And the Justice Department is paying for its new efforts with a fittingly ironic source.

50 World Cup Players You Should Be Following on Social Media

Follow these footballers on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
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President Obama Just Broke a Major Promise to the American People

The president has pledged more "transparency" and a "turning point."
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25 Photos of Pelé Meeting Everybody Worth Meeting

The soccer legend's life has been a Gump-ian journey through world culture.

These Hideously Ugly Creatures Are Actually Helping Us Fight Climate Change

Let’s hope we don’t kill them off anytime soon.
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The Crazy Things David Brat Believe Will Make You Wonder How He Earned His Ph.D

For a man with a background in academia, the man who defeated Eric Cantor sure doesn't embody intellectual thinking.