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What In The World Is Bob Beckel Saying Here?

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | August 23, 2014 | Media
Friday's edition of "The Five" was, if anything, even wilder than usual. First there were the "newsy" segments, which featured things like Andrea Tantaros calling Eric Holder "one of the biggest race-baiters in the country" and saying that "he runs the DOJ like the Black Panther Party." But the weirdest...

Washington Post Bans 'Redskins' From Editorials

AP | Andrew Hart | August 22, 2014 | Sports
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Post says it will stop calling Washington's football team the "Redskins" on its editorial page. The paper's editorial board announced Friday that it will refrain from using the term that it says "unquestionably offends not only many Native Americans but many other Americans, too."

You Know How James Foley Died. This Is How He Lived.

HuffPost | Carina Kolodny | August 23, 2014 | Media
When we think of James Wright Foley now, one image is seared into our collective memory: a screenshot from a video, a prisoner on the verge of death. It's a horrifying picture, the final scene in Foley's tragic journey from documenting war to becoming its victim. Heated debates are still...

Massive 'Hulk' Statue Interrupts News Station's Flood Coverage

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | August 22, 2014 | Comedy
It's just another day on the set of Chicago's "WGN Morning News." No, they didn't hang up on Oprah again. But Friday morning, as the WGN crew reported on extensive flooding in south suburban Chicago, anchor Robin Baumgarten couldn't help...

11 Documentaries You Can Watch Right Now To Understand How ISIS Rose To Power

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | August 23, 2014 | Entertainment
Last month, the Islamic State jihadist group, formerly known as ISIS or ISIL, declared its sovereignty and promoted one of its leaders, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, to the helm. The Islamic State has been calling their newfound Syrian-Iraqi realm a caliphate, or a singular Muslim nation, with al-Baghdadi serving...

This Film Narrated By Leo DiCaprio Presents A Clear Climate Change Solution: Price Carbon

Tree Media | Farah Mohamed | August 22, 2014 | World
By Leila Conners -- Tree Media Ahead of the 2014 UN Climate Summit on Sept. 23, "Carbon" attempts to move the debate forward, exploring how governments worldwide are putting a price on carbon through carbon trading or carbon taxes. "Carbon" is the first...

'The Breakfast Club' Airs Audio Of Floyd Mayweather Reading Promotional Drop (LISTEN)

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | August 22, 2014 | Black Voices
What started as a $750,000 challenge from rapper 50 Cent to Floyd Mayweather for the boxing champ to read one full page of a Harry Potter book out loud, has now escalated to public humiliation courtesy of Power 105’s “The Breakfast Club.” On Friday, the hosts...

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Has Nonprofits Rethinking 'Public Relations Dollars'

AP | Sally Lauckner | August 22, 2014 | Impact
NEW YORK (AP) — The ice bucket challenge's phenomenal success is making other charitable organizations rethink how they connect with a younger generation of potential donors. Since the ALS Association began tracking the campaign's progress on July 29, it has raised more than $53.3 million from 1.1 million new donors...

Did Mike Francesa Just Hang Up On John Calipari In Radio Ego Clash?

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | August 22, 2014 | Sports
Mike Francesa, a radio host on New York City's WFAN, is never short on opinions, whether they be about ballplayers taking paternity leave or his apathy toward soccer. But when "John in Kentucky" called into his show Thursday to complain about comments Francesa made about Kentucky...

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

The Huffington Post | Benjamin Hart | August 22, 2014 | Politics
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...

Jonathan Lipnicki Learns That If You Were A Child Star, Everyone Assumes You Went To Rehab

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | August 22, 2014 | Comedy
Little Jonathan Lipnicki's much-quoted debut as the spiky-haired tyke in "Jerry Maguire" vaulted him to a level of stardom that few besides Macaulay Culkin and Haley Joel Osment can understand. That was, until the day everything changed. By which we mean Lipnicki hit puberty. He didn't go to rehab for...

Fareed Zakaria Gets Even More Plagiarism Accusations

www.poynter.org | Katherine Fung | August 22, 2014 | Media
Enigmatic media critics @crushingbort and @blippoblappo say they’ve found more examples of Fareed Zakaria lifting material from other texts. The purportedly purloined passages, they say, appear in Zakaria’s 2008 book “The Post-American World” and in Newsweek and Foreign Affairs cover stories.

Press Freedom Group: Journalists Have Become 'Pawns' In Syria's Conflict

The Huffington Post | Katherine Fung | August 22, 2014 | Media
James Foley's beheading by militants is shining more light on the danger that journalists covering the civil war in Syria face. The Committee To Protect Journalists declared Syria the most dangerous place in the world for journalists, even before members of Islamic State (formerly known as ISIS)...

Nebraska GOP Rep. Worries 'Nice House' Comment Will Impact Re-Election Bid

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | August 22, 2014 | Politics
Rep. Lee Terry (R-Neb.) expressed concern in an interview published Thursday about how insensitive comments he made during the 2013 government shutdown would affect his re-election bid. Terry was asked by the Omaha World-Herald's Joseph Morton in October whether he would keep accepting his...

Meet Ferguson Fellow Mariah Stewart

The Huffington Post | Natasha Bach | August 22, 2014 | Politics
As other national media outlets slowly withdraw from Ferguson, Missouri, The Huffington Post plans to stay and cover Michael Brown's story as it continues to unfold. The Huffington Post has collaborated with the Beacon Reader to create a fellowship for local resident Mariah Stewart to...

17 Moments From A Calm Night In Ferguson

Emily Kassie | August 22, 2014 | Politics
Last night the streets of Ferguson were calm. A peaceful protest marched on until midnight, with officers standing by.

New Yorker Cover Makes Powerful Statement About What's Happening In Ferguson

Katherine Fung | August 22, 2014 | Media
The latest cover of The New Yorker is a bold statement about recent events in Ferguson, Missouri, a city roiled by the shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown. The image, which is on the front of the magazine's Sept. 1 issue, shows people holding up their...

Unsung Heroes Of Ferguson: 'I Heart Ferguson' Volunteer Speaks Out

Emily Tess Katz | August 22, 2014 | HuffPost Live 321
Chris Shanahan, a volunteer of the I Heart Ferguson committee, talks to HuffPost Live about his organization's initiative and the importance of supporting local businesses in the wake of the chaos in Ferguson, Missouri.

Ex-New York Times Reporter Jayson Blair On The Day It All Came Crashing Down (VIDEO)

Lynn Okura | August 22, 2014 | OWN
In 2003, the staff at the San Antonio Express-News discovered a reporter from The New York Times had plagiarized one of their stories. It was just the tip of the iceberg: It was later found that Jayson Blair, a promising young reporter, had lied and plagiarized...

Proof That Hollywood Doesn't Understand Texting

Avery Stone | August 22, 2014 | Technology
Even though nearly all of us are texting every day, we still haven't quite figured out how to depict it in film and on television.
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