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Benjamin Hart
Benjamin Hart is a front-page editor at The Huffington Post.

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Akai Gurley Protesters Gather At Housing Project Where He Was Killed

(42) Comments | Posted December 6, 2014 | 7:26 PM

NEW YORK -- As rain poured down in New York City on Saturday afternoon, more than 50 protesters gathered at the Louis Pink Houses, the Brooklyn housing project where a police officer shot and killed an unarmed man last month. The New York Police Department has called the...

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Los Angeles Police Officer Kills Man Holding Pocket Knife

(405) Comments | Posted December 6, 2014 | 3:56 PM

LAPD officers killed a man who they say approached them with a pocket knife on Friday night in a tourist-heavy part of Hollywood, according to local reports.

Police said they were responding to a call reporting an assault with a deadly weapon at the corner...

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Bill Simmons Invokes Ray Rice Ruling On Podcast, Mocks ESPN With Fake Self-Censoring

(7) Comments | Posted December 2, 2014 | 3:57 PM

On his podcast Monday, Bill Simmons poked fun at ESPN, which suspended him for three weeks in September over comments he made about NFL commissioner Roger Goodell's handling of the Ray Rice scandal. (Listen below.)

On the podcast, Simmons, who is the editor-in-chief of

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Keith Ablow, Fox News Doctor, Calls For 'American Jihad'

(642) Comments | Posted October 29, 2014 | 12:55 PM

Keith Ablow, a doctor and Fox News analyst, thinks that the United States should aggressively export its system of government to every single country on earth. What could go wrong?

In a comically unhinged column posted to Fox News' website on Tuesday, Ablow calls for an "American jihad"...

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Julia Pierson Wanted To Run Secret Service 'Like Disney World': Washington Post

(398) Comments | Posted October 2, 2014 | 10:19 AM

Julia Pierson resigned as the head of the scandal-ridden Secret Service on Wednesday, but details about her shaky tenure at the agency keep emerging.

A critical new report from The Washington Post portrays Pierson as a consistent voice for a less robust security presence around...

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Bodies Found After Ebola Health Care Workers Go Missing In Guinea (UPDATES)

(266) Comments | Posted September 18, 2014 | 4:13 PM

A spokesman for the government in Guinea said on Thursday that eight bodies were found two days after a group of health workers and journalists went missing in the country.

The journalists and officials came under attack near the southern city of Nzerekore, close to...

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Próximo IPhone terá função de pagamento móvel

(0) Comments | Posted September 1, 2014 | 5:02 PM

A Apple está atuando em parceria com Visa, Mastercard e American Express para ajudar a fazer do novo IPhone uma "carteira eletrônica", informou o Bloomberg, neste domingo (31). Com o novo recurso, proprietários do IPhone serão capazes de usar seus telefones para pagar por mercadorias em lojas de...

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Apple To Include Mobile Payments In Next iPhone: Reports

(153) Comments | Posted August 31, 2014 | 5:07 PM

Apple is partnering with Visa, Mastercard, and American Express to help make the next iPhone into an electronic wallet, Bloomberg reported Sunday. With the new feature, iPhone owners would be able to use their phone to pay for goods at participating retail stores.

Apple has long been...

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New York Times Endorses Tim Wu For Lieutenant Governor

(6) Comments | Posted August 28, 2014 | 2:15 PM

Just two days after The New York Times declined to endorse Governor Andrew Cuomo in New York's Democratic primary, the Grey Lady picked an upstart candidate for lieutenant governor instead of Cuomo's handpicked choice.

The Times endorsed Tim Wu, a Columbia University law...

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Ben Rhodes: ISIS Execution Of James Foley Was 'Terrorist Attack'

(51) Comments | Posted August 22, 2014 | 3:59 PM

Ben Rhodes, the White House's Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications & Speechwriting, said that journalist James Foley's execution at the hands of the Islamic State, the militant group formerly known as ISIS, constituted a terrorist attack.

At a press briefing from Martha's Vineyard, where President...

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Apple To Announce New iPhone On Sept. 9: Reports

(38) Comments | Posted August 5, 2014 | 4:44 PM

Re/code, The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg all report that Apple will hold an iPhone event on Sept. 9, where the company is expected to announce the "iPhone 6."

Bloomberg and The Wall Street Journal report that Apple will unveil one new phone...

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Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 Shot Down Over Ukraine, U.S. Officials Say

(398) Comments | Posted July 17, 2014 | 6:52 PM

A passenger plane carrying 298 people aboard that crashed in eastern Ukraine on Thursday was shot down, U.S. officials told multiple news outlets. All passengers are presumed dead.

Body parts were scattered for miles around the crash site, near towns held by Russian-backed separatists....

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Flight Radar Shows Planes Avoiding Ukraine In Aftermath Of Malaysia Airlines Crash

(59) Comments | Posted July 17, 2014 | 4:38 PM

In the aftermath of an apparent attack on a Malaysia Airlines commercial jet flying over Ukraine, international flights are taking detours from their usual routes to avoid the war-torn country. The Twitter account PlaneTalking shared the image below, which shows the dramatic re-routing in effect.

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Playboy Will Release A Whole Issue Shot By Terry Richardson

(17) Comments | Posted July 12, 2014 | 6:42 PM

Terry Richardson, the prominent photographer who has been accused of sexual harassment by several models, will shoot an entire issue of Playboy, which is set to come out in early 2015.

Richardson previewed some NSFW images from the issue, titled "California Dreamin,'" on his blog Friday.

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Ian Thorpe, Australian Olympic Swimmer, Comes Out As Gay In Interview: Reports

(261) Comments | Posted July 12, 2014 | 12:17 PM

Ian Thorpe, the Australian swimmer who is the country's most successful Olympic athlete ever, revealed in an interview that he is gay, according to The Sunday Telegraph.

The Daily Telegraph reports that the admission came in a sit-down with Sir Michael Parkinson, to be broadcast on Australian television...

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Aereo Goes Dark After Major Supreme Court Loss

(81) Comments | Posted June 28, 2014 | 10:55 AM

On Saturday, Aereo CEO Chet Kanojia announced that his company would "pause our operations temporarily" after a Supreme Court decision struck a major blow to its business model.

The 2-year-old startup threatened to upend the broadcast television industry by setting up small antennas in about dozen...

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Yo Hacked Just Days After $1 Million Investment

(26) Comments | Posted June 20, 2014 | 5:19 PM

Yo, an app whose function consists solely of messaging the word "yo" to other people -- and whose rise says a lot about the overwhelming absurdity of Silicon Valley -- has been hacked.

TechCrunch reported on Thursday evening that three Georgia Tech students had claimed...

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Julia Collins Continues Historic 'Jeopardy' Streak

(22) Comments | Posted May 29, 2014 | 2:07 PM

Julia Collins just keeps winning.

The 31-year old supply-chain specialist added more money to her pile of "Jeopardy" earnings on Wednesday, picking up $18,900 for an 18-day total of $391,600.

With a win on Thursday, Collins, who predicted her own "Jeopardy!" success way back in eighth grade,...

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Julia Collins Becomes Winningest Woman In 'Jeopardy!' History

(89) Comments | Posted May 23, 2014 | 3:43 PM

UPDATE: Collins delivered her most dominant performance yet on Friday, adding $30,800 to her winnings for a new total of $314,900. She is now the third winningest non-tournament 'Jeopardy!' champion ever.


Julia Collins has been making history for the past week on "Jeopardy!" But few people...

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