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Why The 'Redskins' Name Can't Be Separated From The Bigger Issues Native Americans Face

Nick Wing | December 20, 2014 | Sports
Earlier this year, the on-field humiliation of the Washington football team was briefly overshadowed by increasingly vocal disapproval of the team name and Native American imagery associated with it, even among the team's faithful. But as the NFL season winds down and the organization...

11 Perfect Gifts For The Instagram Addict In Your Life

The Huffington Post | Kerry Flynn | December 19, 2014 | Technology
Instagram calendar, anyone?

Petitioners Demand Sony Release 'The Interview,' Stand Up To Terrorist Threats

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | December 19, 2014 | Entertainment
Want to see "The Interview"? So do a lot of other would-be moviegoers, dissatisfied with Sony Pictures' decision this week to scrap the controversial film (which depicts the assassination of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un). And some have whipped up online petitions in an attempt to change studio executives'...

'HE IS NOT A MONSTER': James Holmes' Parents Plead For Son's Life

AP | Steven Hoffer | December 20, 2014 | Crime
DENVER (AP) -- The parents of Colorado theater shooting suspect James Holmes are pleading for him to be spared the death penalty. In a letter to The Denver Post published Friday, Robert and Arlene Holmes say they have always loved their son and do not want him to be executed.

Jimmy Fallon Presents His Favorite #ChristmasFails Of The Holiday Season

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | December 19, 2014 | Comedy
Frankincense and myrrh? Even the three wisemen failed Christmas. You know, for being the "most wonderful time of the year" and all "holly jolly," the holidays can be wonderfully unsuccessful. On Thursday, Jimmy Fallon took us through his favorite Christmas fails of the season, hashtag style. From...

Colorado Boy, 14, Sentenced To 10 Years For Dad's Murder

Reuters | Steven Hoffer | December 19, 2014 | Crime
By Keith Coffman DENVER, Dec 18 (Reuters) - A 14-year-old Colorado boy who admitted shooting his father dead and concealing the death by calling the man's work for five days to say his dad was ill was sentenced on Thursday to 10 years in prison, prosecutors said. Kai Kelly, who...

13 Totes Adorbs Gifts For Your Internet-Obsessed Frenz

The Huffington Post | Kerry Flynn | December 19, 2014 | Technology
Don't be embarrassed to go full-on nerd.

Nebraska, Oklahoma File Federal Suit Against Colorado Over Marijuana Legalization

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | December 19, 2014 | Politics
The states of Nebraska and Oklahoma filed a federal lawsuit in the U.S. Supreme Court Thursday, claiming that Colorado's legalization of recreational marijuana is unconstitutional under federal law. "Federal law undisputedly prohibits the production and sale of marijuana," Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning said Thursday in a statement....

These #WorstDateIn5Words Tweets Will Make You Laugh At How Awkward Dating Is

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | December 18, 2014 | Comedy
Whether you're single, in a relationship or adrift in the sea known as "It's complicated," just be happy if you can't relate to any of these dating snafus. The Twitter hashtag #WorstDateIn5Words was a trending topic on Thursday and prompted thousands of tweets from people who have lived...

10 Christmas Expectations vs. The Reality That We've Come To Accept

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | December 18, 2014 | Comedy
If "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" taught us anything, it's that the idea of the perfect Christmas is one hilarious myth, but it's the things that don't go according to plan that are usually the most memorable. Here are some prime examples of our idyllic expectations, and the reality of what...

Stephen Colbert Has A Yard Sale With Nine Years Of 'Colbert Report' Props And Nonsense

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | December 18, 2014 | Comedy
Freedom isn't free. It's actually a dollar. Haven't you always wondered what they do with all the miscellaneous props and doodads collected over the years after a show is canceled? Like when "Wheel of Fortune" finally ends, Pat Sajak will have one giant circular spinning coffee table in his living...

So You Want To Run For President? Congratulations! Here Are The Stages Of Your Quest

Jason Linkins | December 18, 2014 | Politics
As you may have heard, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) announced that he was going to “actively explore the possibility of running for President of the United States.” This may cause you to wonder, “What does actively exploring a presidential run mean?” Is it like actively exploring your body?...

Here's What The World's Queer Community Has Already Accomplished (Or Hasn't Yet) This Century

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | December 18, 2014 | Gay Voices
For queer people, in many ways, there has never been a time in history like the present. Although oppression and inequality are still rampant, there have also in recent years been a number of firsts, breakthroughs and other positive developments that once seemed like they would never come. 2014 was...

Colorado Funds Multiple Studies On Marijuana's Medical Possibilities

Matt Ferner | December 19, 2014 | Politics
The Colorado state Board of Health approved nearly $8 million in grant funding Wednesday for eight separate studies investigating the potential medical benefits of marijuana. All eight medical marijuana research projects that were recommended to the board received approval, Mark Salley, communications director for the Colorado Department...

AMC Theatres Tests Out Movie-A-Day Subscription For $45

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | December 17, 2014 | Business
Call it Netflix, but for movie screenings. AMC Theatres will begin testing a subscription service next month that will allow subscribers to attend one film per day without paying for a ticket, the company announced on Tuesday. The service will cost up to $45 per month, and will...

Denver Auditor Accuses Sheriff's Department Of Obstruction

Matt Ferner | December 17, 2014 | Denver
Denver Auditor Dennis Gallagher on Tuesday fired off a letter accusing the sheriff's department of obstructing an audit of the embattled agency.

23 Things That Didn't Even Exist A Year Ago But Are Absolutely Vital Now

Kerry Flynn | December 17, 2014 | Technology
Sometimes these inventions occupy so much of our time we forget that they were just recently not a part of our lives.

12 Numbers That Show The Larger Tragedy Behind Pakistan's Devastating School Attack

Nick Wing | December 16, 2014 | World
A group of Pakistani Taliban militants infiltrated a military-run school in Peshawar on Tuesday and opened fire on students and faculty. The resulting massacre killed at least 141 people, at least 132 of whom were students, and injured more than 100 others. The attack in Pakistan's northwestern Khyber...

Stop Saying Yoga Isn't Exercise

Anna Almendrala | December 16, 2014 | Healthy Living
Professional athletes of all stripes say that incorporating yoga into their training is a great way to stay limber, flexible and build strength in muscles that might otherwise go ignored. But a new meta-analysis published Monday in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology suggests that...

A Terrible Crime Is Being Committed, And It's You Not Watching This 'True Detective' Christmas Parody

Andy McDonald | December 16, 2014 | Comedy
Some people would love Cohle for Christmas... The first season of "True Detective" is all said and done, and the place where the Louisiana State Police Detectives Rust Cohle and Martin Hart once stood is now an empty void. But you better watch out, you better not cry, and you...
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