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Michael Brown Shooting Audio Accurate, Company Says

(399) Comments | Posted August 28, 2014 | 6:25 PM

Audio that purportedly captured the moment of Michael Brown's death is accurate, according to the company whose app recorded it.

Earlier this week, CNN aired the unverified recording. In it, six shots can be heard, followed by a pause and at least five more shots....

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NFL Announces Stricter Domestic Violence Penalties

(100) Comments | Posted August 28, 2014 | 2:36 PM

The NFL announced on Thursday that it will institute harsher punishments for players who commit domestic violence.

In a letter to team owners, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said that the penalty for a first offense is a six-game ban under the personal conduct policy. Players who commit...

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Introducing Hyperlapse, Instagram's Latest Creation

(2) Comments | Posted August 26, 2014 | 5:15 PM

Instagram announced the launch of a new app on Tuesday that will allow users to easily make time-lapse videos.

Hyperlapse, which is only available on iPhones for now, uses image stabilization technology to let users make videos that look as polished as their Instagram photos.

In a...

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James Foley Shared Warm Memories With Family In Letter From Captivity

(60) Comments | Posted August 24, 2014 | 8:21 PM

James Foley, the American journalist recently killed by Islamic State militants, sent a message to his family during his captivity in Syria.

A note posted to the Free James Foley Facebook page explains that although his physical letters never made it back home, he dictated a letter to...

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Lacy Clay: 'Serious Concerns' About Prosecutor In Michael Brown Case

(46) Comments | Posted August 21, 2014 | 7:00 PM

Missouri Congressman Lacy Clay (D) said on Thursday that he had "serious concerns" about the prosecutor in charge of Michael Brown's case.

"I have serious concerns about the local prosecutors, about their ability to fairly prosecute this case in the interests of justice. To deliver justice to this...

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AFP Report Makes Massive Translation Error

(4) Comments | Posted August 21, 2014 | 3:46 PM

On Thursday morning, Agence France Presse reported that Iran told the U.S. that it would help it fight militants of the Islamic State group with one big condition: the U.S. had to lift sanctions over Iran's nuclear program.

According to AFP, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said...

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Darren Wilson Support Movement Grows

(1236) Comments | Posted August 19, 2014 | 10:11 PM

As Ferguson, Missouri streets filled with community members protesting the death of Michael Brown, others began to rally around the officer who killed him.

Darren Wilson shot and killed Michael Brown on August 9th, sparking allegations of racial profiling and excessive force. Wilson was placed on paid leave and has...

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Hedy Epstein, 90-Year-Old Holocaust Survivor, Arrested During Michael Brown Protest

(880) Comments | Posted August 18, 2014 | 8:47 PM

Hedy Epstein, a 90-year-old Holocaust survivor, was arrested on Monday during unrest over the death of Michael Brown, KMOV reports.

Epstein, who aided Allied forces in the Nuremberg trials, was placed under arrest in downtown St. Louis, Missouri, "for failing to disperse" during a protest of Gov. Jay...

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Ferguson Police Released Robbery Video Despite DOJ Concerns

(2282) Comments | Posted August 16, 2014 | 3:02 PM

The Ferguson Police Department on Friday released a video that allegedly shows Michael Brown robbing a convenience store. Critics lashed out at police, saying that the footage's release was an attempt to disparage Brown's character.

CNN revealed on Saturday that the Department of Justice...

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Ferguson, Missouri Protest Of Michael Brown Death Swarmed By SWAT Team

(397) Comments | Posted August 13, 2014 | 7:19 PM

Scores of SWAT officers swarmed Ferguson, Missouri, where unrest has broken out this week in the wake of a teenager's death.

Michael Brown, a black teenager, was unarmed when he was shot and killed by a police officer. The DOJ announced that it would look into...

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Robin Williams Dead: Beloved Actor Dies In Apparent Suicide

(2707) Comments | Posted August 11, 2014 | 6:52 PM

Beloved actor Robin Williams was found dead on Monday, police reported.

He was 63.

The apparent cause of death was suicide by asphyxiation, authorities said. According to his publicist, Williams had been battling severe depression and spent time in rehab as recently...

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Gene Weingarten, Washington Post Columnist, Makes Creepy, Sexist Comment

(139) Comments | Posted August 8, 2014 | 6:02 PM

Gene Weingarten, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, sent the following tweet on Wednesday.

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After much backlash, Weingarten quickly apologized, adding that he "possibly" deserved the criticism.

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Did we mention he has two Pulitzer Prizes?

When he's not sending controversial...

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NYT Will Use The Word Torture, Finally

(38) Comments | Posted August 7, 2014 | 5:23 PM

The New York Times announced on Thursday that it will use the word torture to describe the United States' controversial interrogation tactics on terror suspects.

"From now on, The Times will use the word “torture” to describe incidents in which we know for sure that interrogators inflicted pain...

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Glenn Beck: I Said 'Stupid Things' While At Fox News

(491) Comments | Posted August 3, 2014 | 12:15 PM

Glenn Beck on Sunday revealed one of his biggest regrets on CNN's Reliable Sources.

Referring to the widening gap between Democrats and Republicans in the U.S., he said he "unintentionally... added to the situation we're in right now."

According to Pew, the left and right "are...

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Chicago Office Shooting Leaves 1 Dead

(40) Comments | Posted July 31, 2014 | 11:28 AM

Shots were fired in a downtown Chicago office building on Thursday morning.

The shooting occurred around 9:50 am on the 17th floor of a technology company's high-rise building on the 200 block of S. LaSalle Street.

Chicago police told The Huffington Post that both the offender and the victim were...

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Alex Trebek Overpronouncing Foreign Words: A Supercut

(61) Comments | Posted July 29, 2014 | 9:14 PM

In a world torn apart by differences, Alex Trebek stands atop humanity's metaphorical Tower of Babel.

Trebek loves foreign languages, as evidenced by his unwavering ability to overpronounce exotic words. He does so all the time and it's amazing. Watch a mashup above of some of his best attempts.

Video...

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MH17 Found Sawed In Half

(181) Comments | Posted July 22, 2014 | 4:54 PM

Parts of the Malaysia Airlines plane shot down over Ukraine were found sawed in half, USA Today reported.

According to the newspaper, international monitors, who had only recently gained access to the area, found that the cockpit of the plane had been breached with a saw.

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Crash en Ukraine: une centaine de victimes étaient des employés de l'Organisation mondiale de la santé se rendant à une conférence sur le sida

(0) Comments | Posted July 18, 2014 | 12:54 PM

Plusieurs des passagers de l'appareil de Malaysia Airlines qui s'est écrasé en Ukraine jeudi étaient des membres du personnel de l'Organisation mondiale de la santé qui se rendaient à une conférence sur le sida en Australie, selon ce que rapporte The Guardian. Une centaine des passagers du vol...

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Écrasement de l'avion de Malaysia Airlines: une centaine de victimes étaient des employés de l'OMS se rendant à une conférence sur le sida

(0) Comments | Posted July 18, 2014 | 7:24 AM

INTERNATIONAL - Plusieurs des passagers de l'appareil de Malaysia Airlines qui s'est écrasé en Ukraine jeudi étaient des membres du personnel de l'Organisation mondiale de la santé (OMS) qui se rendaient à une conférence sur le sida en Australie, selon ce que rapporte The Guardian. Une centaine des...

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Israelis Cheer Gaza Air Strikes (VIDEO)

(204) Comments | Posted July 17, 2014 | 10:20 PM

A crowd in Israel cheered on missiles heading towards Gaza as CNN's Diana Magnay filmed a report.

“I think you can probably see there are lots of Israelis gathered around who are cheering when they see these kinds of Israeli strikes," said Magnay.

Later on, Magnay tweeted...

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