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

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Obama On Planned Parenthood Shooting: 'We Can't Let It Become Normal'

(21) Comments | Posted November 28, 2015 | 8:44 AM

President Barack Obama released a statement Saturday morning addressing Friday's mass shooting at a Colorado Springs branch of Planned Parenthood, which left three dead, including a police officer, and nine injured.

Striking an all-too-familiar theme of his presidency, Obama focused on the scourge of gun...

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America's Best History Teacher Doesn't Work At A School

(2) Comments | Posted November 11, 2015 | 3:40 PM

The subject, naturally, is Genghis Khan and the moral depravity that is often a characteristic of transformative world leaders. The voice begins.

"Would you be willing, under certain conditions, to order the killing of an innocent woman or child, or...

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High School Football Player Dies After Punt-Return Injury

(23) Comments | Posted September 5, 2015 | 7:51 AM

A Louisiana high school football player died Friday night after breaking his neck on a punt return.

Tyrell Cameron, a sophomore at Franklin Parish High School in Winnsboro, Louisiana, was wheeled off the field on a stretcher in the fourth quarter after being hit on the field. He was taken to...

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Sean Parker Wants To Cure Cancer And End Allergies

(8) Comments | Posted June 24, 2015 | 11:12 AM

Tech entrepreneur Sean Parker is best known for cofounding Napster, serving as an early president of Facebook, and being immortalized on film in "The Social Network." Now, the billionaire is devoting much of his time and money to philanthropy. He announced that he would commit $600 million to...

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Marc Benioff, Salesforce CEO, Tweets Support Of Confederate Flag Removal

(420) Comments | Posted June 20, 2015 | 5:36 PM

Marc Benioff, who led the business world's boycott of Indiana over legislation that would have enabled LGBT discrimination, tweeted his support for the removal of the Confederate flag at South Carolina's Capitol building on Saturday.

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Dan Fredinburg, Google Executive, Killed On Mount Everest After Nepal Earthquake

(154) Comments | Posted April 25, 2015 | 5:29 PM

Dan Fredinburg, a Google executive, was killed on Mount Everest in an avalanche triggered by the massive, 7.8 magnitude earthquake that rocked Nepal on Saturday. At least 17 climbers died on the mountain.

Fredinburg's sister confirmed his death in an Instagram post:

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Charlie Adam Scores Incredible Goal From Own Half Of Field

(47) Comments | Posted April 4, 2015 | 4:37 PM

In the 44th minute of an English Premier League match on Saturday, Stoke City midfielder Charlie Adam noticed, all the way from his team's side of the field, that Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois was badly out of position. He proceeded to launch a perfectly calibrated strike from roughly sixty yards...

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우주인 테리 버츠, 레너드 니모이에게 경의의 트윗을 날리다

(0) Comments | Posted March 1, 2015 | 2:41 PM

국제우주정거장(ISS)에 머무르며 지구 주변을 돌고 있는 우주인 테리 버츠가 지난 금요일(27일) 83세로 별세한 레너드 니모이에게 적절한 경의를 표했다. SF 시리즈 '스타트렉'에서 '스폭' 역을 맡았던 레너드 니모이의 출생지는 미국 메사추세츠. 테리 버츠는 메사추세츠가 보이는 풍경 위로 '벌칸족의 인사(Vulcan salute)'를 바쳤다.

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Terry Virts Tweets Touching Tribute To Leonard Nimoy From Outer Space

(28) Comments | Posted February 28, 2015 | 5:23 PM

While orbiting around Earth on the International Space Station, American astronaut Terry Virts took a minute to pay fitting tribute to Leonard Nimoy, who died on Friday at 83. The late actor's home state of Massachusetts can be seen just to the right of Virts' Vulcan...

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Benjamin Netanyahu Ad Likens PM To David Ben-Gurion

(431) Comments | Posted February 21, 2015 | 4:21 PM

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's new campaign ad compares the leader's defiance in seeking to address the U.S. Congress despite White House opposition with legendary Israeli leader David Ben Gurion's refusal to bow to U.S. State Department opposition when he helped create the state of Israel. (Watch above.)

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Bill Belichick Denies Deflating Footballs

(333) Comments | Posted January 22, 2015 | 8:49 AM

In a brief statement Thursday morning, New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick denied knowing anything about deflated footballs that the Patriots allegedly used during their AFC championship game with the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday.

Belichick, who did not take questions, said he was "shocked"...

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Hostage-Taker Killed At Kosher Grocery Store In Paris

(80) Comments | Posted January 9, 2015 | 6:36 AM

SWAT teams raided a kosher grocery store in eastern Paris, killing a gunman who had opened fire and taken at least five hostages. Reuters reports that four hostages were killed. The New York Times reports that five hostages were injured, and another five freed....

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이슬람 풍자한 4명의 만화가, 사망하다

(1) Comments | Posted January 8, 2015 | 12:12 AM

4명의 시사만화가가 7일 프랑스 주간지 ‘샤를리 에브도’에 가해진 총격으로 인해 사망했다.

유명한 시사 만화가이자 이 주간지의 편집장인 스테판 샤르보니에(Stéphane Charbonnier)가 이번 총격으로 인해 사망했다. 유명 만화가인 카뷔(Cabu), 울린스키(Wolinski), 티그누스(Tignous)도 사망했다.

그 외에 최소 8명의 사람이 테러로 추정되는 총격으로 인해 사망했다.



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4 Cartoonists Killed In Attack On Charlie Hebdo Newspaper

(424) Comments | Posted January 7, 2015 | 7:18 AM

Four editorial cartoonists were killed in an attack on the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday, according to French media sources.

The newspaper's editorial director, Stéphane Charbonnier, who was known as "Charb," and also cartooned for the publication, was gunned down. Also killed were well-known...

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John Cantlie Narrates Latest ISIS Propaganda Video From Mosul

(53) Comments | Posted January 4, 2015 | 6:57 AM

The Islamic State has released its eighth propaganda video featuring British journalist John Cantlie, who has been held hostage by the extremist group since 2012.

In this installment, released on Friday, the 43-year-old Cantlie "reports" from Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city, which has been under ISIS control since June. Contrary to...

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Akai Gurley Protest Draws Hundreds In Brooklyn

(299) Comments | Posted December 27, 2014 | 4:24 PM

About 200 people gathered Saturday at the Pink Houses in East New York, Brooklyn, for a march to protest the death of Akai Gurley, who was shot and killed inside the housing project by an NYPD officer in November. The march was organized by and other...

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Rafael Ramos Funeral Draws Mourners In New York City

(1136) Comments | Posted December 27, 2014 | 12:31 PM

NEW YORK -- More than 20,000 police officers and other mourners gathered Saturday at Christ Tabernacle Church in Queens for the funeral of Rafael Ramos, one of two NYPD officers shot and killed in an ambush last Saturday.

Police line the streets and...

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Akai Gurley Protesters Gather At Housing Project Where He Was Killed

(41) Comments | Posted December 6, 2014 | 6:26 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

(393) Comments | Posted December 6, 2014 | 2:56 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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