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

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Playboy Will Release A Whole Issue Shot By Terry Richardson

(16) Comments | Posted July 12, 2014 | 5:42 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

(212) Comments | Posted July 12, 2014 | 11:17 AM

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 | 9:55 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 | 4:19 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 | 1:07 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 | 2:43 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.

ORIGINAL STORY BELOW

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

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Arthur Sulzberger, Jr. Disputes Jill Abramson Firing Was About Pay

(504) Comments | Posted May 17, 2014 | 4:44 PM

New York Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger, Jr., who set off a firestorm when he fired Jill Abramson as the newspaper's executive editor this week, issued a statement on Saturday claiming that -- contrary to media reports -- the decision had nothing to do with Abramson's compensation...

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Ann Curry Rescued From New York Mountain By Boy Scouts

(118) Comments | Posted May 11, 2014 | 6:01 PM

Ann Curry, former co-anchor of "The Today Show," was rescued from a New York mountain by Boy Scouts after she broke her ankle, according to the blog Bryan on Scouting, part of Scouting Magazine.

The NBC journalist was hiking with her husband and son at Harriman State Park,...

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Diane Keaton Defends Woody Allen In Guardian Profile

(1064) Comments | Posted May 3, 2014 | 4:00 PM

In her first remarks on the subject since the Woody Allen sex-abuse case burst back into public view, Diane Keaton said she believes that the director did not molest his adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow.

Keaton, who starred in two of Allen's best-known movies, "Annie Hall" and "Manhattan," was

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Baltimore Landslide Video Captures Cars Being Swallowed

(107) Comments | Posted May 1, 2014 | 6:36 PM

A dramatic video posted on YouTube shows several cars being swallowed by a Baltimore landslide on Wednesday.

YouTube user ToddTesla posted the 90-second clip, which consists mostly of residents reacting to cars that appear to be tipping into a crevice at the edge of 26th St. in...

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Donald Sterling To Receive NAACP Lifetime Achievement Award

(418) Comments | Posted April 26, 2014 | 6:05 PM

Donald Sterling, the Los Angeles Clippers owner who was reportedly caught on tape making racist comments to his girlfriend, is set to receive a lifetime achievement award from the NAACP in May, according to the organization's website.

TMZ released audio on Friday night that...

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Rand Paul Insulted Reagan, But It Could Have Been Worse

(54) Comments | Posted April 24, 2014 | 10:05 AM

Wednesday morning, Mother Jones published a story featuring not-very-old videos of Senator Rand Paul disparaging Ronald Reagan, or as he's known in Republican quarters, God. Back in 2007 and 2008, when Paul hit the campaign trail for his father's quixotic presidential run, and in 2009 when he was...

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地球への隕石衝突、過去数年間で想定の3〜10倍に 2001年以来、原爆級の隕石衝突が26個

(1) Comments | Posted April 19, 2014 | 7:18 PM

地球に住む人間にとっては悪いニュースだ。この数年間、アルマゲドンを引き起こすような隕石が人口過密地域に落下しなかったのは単なる偶然にすぎないと、かつてのNASAの研究者が述べた。

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Far More Asteroids Have Hit The Earth Than We Thought, Astronauts Say

(1573) Comments | Posted April 19, 2014 | 12:11 PM

Bad news, earthlings. A former NASA scientist says it's mere happenstance that an Armageddon-style asteroid hasn't hit a densely populated area in the last few years.

On Tuesday, the B612 Foundation, which is devoted to preventing the next deep impact, will present data from a...

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Here Are Some Really Bad Obamacare Predictions

(2226) Comments | Posted April 1, 2014 | 11:24 PM

With news that the Affordable Care Act has hit 7 million sign-ups, it appears likely -- no matter how much some Republicans don't want to admit it -- that the law is on the road to success. Now seems like as good a time as any to revisit...

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Pakistan Printer Censors New York Times Front Page Article

(60) Comments | Posted March 22, 2014 | 3:42 PM

This week, The New York Times Magazine published a long article with the provocative headline "What Pakistan Knew About Bin Laden." The story delves into the shadowy world of Pakistan's political and intelligence communities, examining what the country may have hidden from the United States while outwardly cooperating...

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Cointelpro Burglars Used Brilliant Trick In Previous Robbery

(24) Comments | Posted January 10, 2014 | 4:18 PM

In 1971, a group of burglars broke in to an FBI office in Pennsylvania, stole reams of documents, and uncovered a vast intelligence program known as Cointelpro. The covert spying operation had for years targeted politicians, anti-war advocates, and civil rights leaders like Martin Luther King Jr., among others --...

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Every Conversation at a Party

(3) Comments | Posted December 18, 2013 | 10:50 AM

Do you watch the currently popular prestige drama that everyone's always talking about? Oh, you're still catching up. Where are you? Only on season two? Man. Wait til you get to season three. Season three is definitely the best. Honestly, I'm jealous of you. I wish I got to watch...

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Moms Demand Action Releases Devastating Ad Timed To Anniversary Of Newtown Shooting

(4271) Comments | Posted December 4, 2013 | 4:37 PM

The gun control group Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense In America has released a searing new commercial, timed to the one-year anniversary of the Newtown school shooting on Dec. 14, that pleads with its viewers to speak out against gun violence.

The ad, which was co-produced with...

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GoldieBlox Pulls Beastie Boys Song From 'Princess Machine' Viral Video

(110) Comments | Posted November 27, 2013 | 11:27 AM

The much-buzzed copyright battle between GoldieBlox and The Beastie Boys could soon be over.

On Wednesday, GoldieBlox founder and CEO Debbie Sterling posted a letter addressed to the hip-hop group, announcing that her company had removed the parody of the the Beastie's song "Girls" from its...

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