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What Might Happen To This Term's Close Cases

Braden Goyette | February 14, 2016 | Politics
The passing of Justice Scalia of course affects the cases now before the Court. Votes that the Justice cast in cases that have not been publicly decided are void. Of course, if Justice Scalia’s vote was not necessary to the outcome – for example, if he was in the dissent...

British Rock Band Viola Beach Reported Killed In Car Crash In Sweden

Lee Moran | February 14, 2016 | World
LONDON/STOCKHOLM, Feb 14 (Reuters) - Britain's Foreign Office said five men, which Swedish media reported were the four members and manager of the rock band Viola Beach, were killed when their car crashed in Sweden early on Saturday morning. Police confirmed the men found dead in a canal in Sodertalje near Stockholm were aged between 20 and 35 and were from Britain. Their car plunged 26 meters from the motorway into the canal when a bridge was open. "For some reason, this car went through the barriers and actually went under the bridge and into the Sodertalje canal," a police spokesman said. "The investigation so far shows no problem with the barrier. It was down and the lights were on. Other cars had stopped by the barrier." The band, which came from Warrington, in northern England, was in the Friday night line-up at the 'Where's the Music' festival in Norrkoping, south of Stockholm. "We can confirm that five British nationals died in a car accident in Sweden," a Foreign Office spokesman said. "We are in contact with local authorities and are supporting the families at this very difficult time." Viola Beach recently recorded a session for broadcaster BBC and was due to play at the SXSW music festival in Austin, Texas, next month, according to their Facebook page. (Reporting by Paul Sandle and Mia Shanley; Editing by Larry King) Also on HuffPost:

Yes, This Sea Lion Is Using A Selfie Stick

Lee Moran | February 14, 2016 | Weird News
A sea lion uses a selfie stick to film its underwater surroundings in beautiful video going viral. Milo carries a pole, with a GoPro attached, in his mouth as he dives into...

Arnold Schwarzenegger's Snapchat Game Is Just Too Strong

Lee Moran | February 14, 2016 | Entertainment
Did Arnold Schwarzenegger just win Snapchat? The Hollywood star-turned-politician-turned-"Celebrity Apprentice" host showed serious game by ad-libbing one of his iconic lines while recording a clip. When a helicopter appeared in shot above a Los Angeles rooftop on Friday, there was apparently only one thing...

Adorable Dogs Teach Us How To Properly Hug It Out

Lee Moran | February 14, 2016 | Weird News
Sometimes we just need a little help from man's best friend. Four adorable dogs teach us how we should be hugging our significant others this Valentine's Day. Five techniques -- the sly hug, the drag in, the light touch, the criss cross and the bear hug -- are all demonstrated in the clip.  Emily Larlham, who owns the Dogmantics training school in San Diego, posted the "5 Different Hugs For Valentine's Day" video to YouTube on Wednesday. It's going viral, and by early Sunday had racked up more than 100,000 views. Elsewhere, Lottie the border collie and German shepherd Grizzly became Web stars last month thanks to some unbelievably cute hugging Vines, like this one: And, further proving the power of the gentle hug, shelter dogs Kala and Keira were scheduled to die -- but were saved after a photo of them hugging trended. Hug your loved ones, and hug them often.   Also on HuffPost:

Justin Timberlake Dances 'The Carlton'... With Carlton

Lee Moran | February 14, 2016 | Entertainment
It's not unusual for Justin Timberlake to do "The Carlton" whenever he's with Alfonso Ribeiro. The golfing buddies busted out Ribeiro's signature "Fresh Prince" moves at a pro-am tournament in Nevada back in July 2015. And they dug them out again for...

New York Man Arrested In Fatal Stabbing Of Homeless Mother And Children

Lee Moran | February 14, 2016 | Crime
(Reuters) - New York City police said on Saturday they had arrested a man suspected of fatally stabbing a homeless woman and her two infant children, one of whom was his daughter, at a hotel where they had been sheltering. Michael Sykes, 23, of Brooklyn, was...

Sri Srinivasan: Supreme Court justice in the making?

Whitney Snyder | February 14, 2016 | Politics
It was just the latest chapter in a stellar legal career that has taken the 46-year-old litigator known as "Sri" to a seat on the nation's second most powerful court — and given him instant buzz as a potential Supreme Court justice himself.

Everything Republicans Did Wrong During The GOP Debate They Should Have Learned In Kindergarten

Matt Fuller | February 14, 2016 | Politics
Saturday night’s GOP debate was undoubtedly the punchiest, most-talk-over-your-competition shouting match of the entire campaign season. And among all the spirited back-and-forths, one particular exchange about businessman Donald Trump’s willingness to change his mind revealed a stunning...

Highlights From The GOP Debate In South Carolina

Amber Ferguson | February 14, 2016 | Politics
Six Republican presidential candidates took to the debate stage Saturday night in Greenville, South Carolina, and it was anything but boring. On the heels of the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the candidates said...

Ben Carson Used His Closing Statement To Spread A Fake Stalin Quote

Ariel Edwards-Levy | February 13, 2016 | Politics
Former neurosurgeon Ben Carson chose to cap his debate performance Saturday night with a warning that “our country is headed off the cliffs” and a quote from a famous dictator. “Joseph Stalin said if you want to bring America down you have to undermine three things: our...

Hillary Clinton: Obama Has 'Plenty Of Time' To Nominate Scalia Successor

Christina Wilkie | February 14, 2016 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton fiercely defended President Barack Obama's constitutional right to appoint a replacement for Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who was found dead Saturday morning. “Barack Obama is president of the United States until Jan. 20,...

Replacing Antonin Scalia Could Mean The Biggest Supreme Court Shakeup In 25 Years

Jonathan Cohn | February 14, 2016 | Politics
Filling a seat on the Supreme Court is always a big deal. Filling the seat of Justice Antonin Scalia, the conservative icon who died on Saturday, will be an even bigger deal than usual. The appointment could shift the ideological direction...

Here's Why The Audience Was So Raucous At Saturday's Republican Debate

Igor Bobic | February 14, 2016 | Politics
The audience at Saturday's CBS News Republican presidential debate was more boisterous than unusual -- booing, clapping and generally making its feelings known during several exchanges between candidates on stage in Greenville, South Carolina. At various points,...

Ted Cruz And Marco Rubio Spar Over Immigration… And Speaking Spanish

Natalie Jackson | February 13, 2016 | Politics
Sens. Ted Cruz (Texas) and Marco Rubio (Fla.) faced off about their competing immigration plans and their records during Saturday night's GOP debate. Rubio argued that Cruz had supported a path to citizenship in the Senate despite...

Donald Trump's Plan To Save Social Security Is To... Eliminate Dead Recipients

Jason Linkins | February 13, 2016 | Politics
GOP presidential debate moderator Kim Strassel asked businessman Donald Trump on Saturday night to account for his entitlement program proposals which, coupled with his other avowed financial policy plans, would lead to large deficits and the need...

Donald Trump Booed During Debate Spat With Jeb Bush

Ariel Edwards-Levy | February 13, 2016 | Politics
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush took a dig at businessman Donald Trump’s warm feelings toward Vladimir Putin during Saturday night's presidential debate, sparking an argument that ranged from the Iraq War to the makeup of the debate...

GOP Presidential Hopefuls Say Obama Shouldn't Get To Fill Supreme Court Vacancy

Jennifer Bendery | February 13, 2016 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- None of the Republican presidential candidates in Saturday night's debate said they think President Barack Obama should be allowed to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court left by Justice Antonin Scalia, who...

Donald Trump Accuses George W. Bush Of Lying To Invade Iraq

Amanda Terkel | February 13, 2016 | Politics
Donald Trump took former President George W. Bush to task Saturday night, accusing him of lying to get the country into the Iraq War and faulting him for not keeping America safe.  "They lied," Trump said during the CBS News GOP presidential debate. "They said there were...

Ted Cruz Gets His Facts Wrong On Supreme Court Nominations

Igor Bobic | February 13, 2016 | Politics
Sen. Ted Cruz got facts wrong in a statement opposing the prospect of President Barack Obama nominating a successor to Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who died on Saturday of natural causes. "We have 80...