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Elephants, Killer Whales, and Treadmills: Exercise Is No Substitute for a Real Life

Candace Calloway Whiting | Posted 09.23.2013 | Hawaii
Candace Calloway Whiting

Even a swimming current would do little for whales that are kept like this, but advocates hope that orcas and other whales and dolphins can be retired to ocean sanctuaries equivalent to those provided for elephants

Review: Oprah and Forest Whitaker in Lee Daniels' The Butler

Caryn James | Posted 10.09.2013 | Entertainment
Caryn James

Lee Daniels' The Butler is some serious, probably effective Oscar bait. It is also -- these things so often go together -- audience-pandering History Lite.

We Can't Emphasize Enough: Go Eat This Right Away

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 06.12.2013 | DC

The famously wanderlust-prone chef Peter Chang has, in recent years, become easier to find. At least for Virginians. Chang is a former Chinese Emba...

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Instant Polls Show Strong Showing For Obama

HuffingtonPost.com | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 10.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Instant reaction polls after the third and final presidential debate showed a strong performance for President Barack Obama, following a...

"President Ryan": Another Shrewd Move in the Corporate State's Long Game

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 10.12.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

If Obama's re-elected and we're still suffering in 2016, as now seems likely, our "electable extremist" Paul Ryan will be in the perfect position to become the next President. Heads we win, says Corporate America, and tails you lose.

Bills Regulating Medical Marijuana Pass House

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 05.04.2012 | Detroit

A package of four contentious bills defining medical marijuana use passed the Michigan House Thursday and will go to the Senate. The bills, which ...

Walmart Producing Its Own TV Shows

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Walmart presents: family friendly television. Brought to you by Procter & Gamble. The retail king and home products giant have teamed up to produce...

Goldman = WorldCom = 80+ Senate Votes

Mark Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Green

As Obama today returns to Cooper Union to reprise his arguments for financial regulatory reform, we know this: whatever the ultimate legal merits of the SEC's case against Goldman Sachs, the political impact now will be a game changer.

German World Cup Fans Prefer Soccer Success To Sex

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Sports fans will give up a lot to see their team do well. In one recent survey, soccer enthusiasts said they would submit to week-long starvation if i...

FDA To Ban Sale Of Raw Oysters From Gulf Of Mexico

AP | CAIN BURDEAU | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

NEW ORLEANS — Federal officials plan to ban sales of raw oysters harvested from the Gulf of Mexico unless the shellfish are treated to destroy p...

Lance Armstrong, Ritter Discuss Bringing Major Stage Cycling Race To Colorado

RealVail.com | David O. Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

August 11, 2009 -- Part-time Aspen resident Lance Armstrong, shortly after soundly beating top pro rider Jay Henry of Avon in Saturday's Blast the Mas...

Bridgeville Gym Shooting: 4 Dead, At Least 15 People Shot: Officials

AP | MICHAEL RUBINKAM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

BRIDGEVILLE, Pa. — George Sodini seethed with anger and frustration toward women. He couldn't understand why they ignored him, despite his best ...