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Suspect In San Francisco Shooting Claims Gun Accidentally Went Off

Michael McLaughlin | July 6, 2015 | Crime
The suspect in a fatal San Francisco shooting that's added to the national debate over immigration policy claimed in a jailhouse interview that he killed the woman accidentally. Francisco Sanchez, accused of killing Kathryn Steinle, 32, on a popular downtown pier, told KGO-TV that he found a...

South Carolina Legislature Debates Removing Confederate Flag

Reuters | July 6, 2015 | Politics
By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, S.C., July 6 (Reuters) - South Carolina lawmakers on Monday began an emotional debate over legislation to remove the Confederate battle flag that flies at the state capitol in Columbia and has long been denounced by its critics as a symbol of slavery. The political discussion...

Don't Hold Your Breath For A Skinnier iPhone

Damon Beres | July 6, 2015 | Technology
Here's a new juicy-fresh Apple rumor.

Greece's New Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos Brings Change Of Style, Not Of Substance

Eline Gordts | July 6, 2015 | World
By Lefteris Karagiannopoulos ATHENS, July 6 (Reuters) - Euclid Tsakalotos, the mild-tempered professor who was appointed as Greece's new finance minister on Monday, is a clear change in style from his combative predecessor Yanis Varoufakis. The 55-year-old Tsakalotos studied at prestigious private London school St Paul's and at Oxford University,...

Would You Have Been Beautiful In Another Era? Here's What The Science Says

Eliza Sankar-Gorton | July 6, 2015 | Science
Read More: Beauty, Science News
The plus-sized comedian Dawn French would be unlikely to describe herself as a sex symbol, but was she simply born at the wrong time? “If I had been around when Rubens was painting, I would have been revered as a fabulous model,” she once quipped. “Kate Moss? Well, she would...

10 Jawsome Things To Wear During Shark Week

Michelle Persad | July 6, 2015 | Style
Ladies and gentleman, the best week of the ENTIRE year is finally upon us: Shark Week. Okay, maybe "the best week of the entire year" is a bit of an overstatement, but who doesn't the love a week dedicated to majestic animals? In honor of this special...

How To Keep Watching Women's Soccer Now That The World Cup Is Over

Travis Waldron | July 6, 2015 | Sports
If you enjoyed watching the U.S. Women's National Team win the World Cup, the National Women's Soccer League means you can keep watching them even though the tournament is over.

Diabetes Drug Injection Helps Obese People Lose Weight And Keep It Off

Anna Almendrala | July 6, 2015 | Health News
By: Anne Harding Published: July 01, 2015 05:27pm ET on LiveScience. The diabetes drug liraglutide can help obese people who don't have diabetes lose weight and keep it off, new findings confirm. Researchers found that 63 percent of study participants given...

BREAKING: Mormon Missionaries In Tropical Climates Don't Have To Wear Suit Coats

Carol Kuruvilla | July 6, 2015 | Religion
SALT LAKE CITY – The iconic look of Mormon missionaries — dark suit, white shirt, tie and black name tag — has just dropped one element — the suit coat. That is, however, only in hot climates. Male Mormon proselytizers, known as “elders,” who toil to find converts in scorching,...

White House: Greece Should Be Allowed To Remain In Eurozone

Mollie Reilly | July 6, 2015 | Politics
WASHINGTON, July 6 (Reuters) - The White House said on Monday that Greek and European leaders should seek a compromise on Greece's debt crisis that allows Greece to remain in the euro zone. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said it is in the best interest of Europe and the United...

Clemson Faculty Make New Push To Stop Honoring Unapologetic Racist Benjamin Tillman

Tyler Kingkade | July 6, 2015 | College
In the aftermath of the shooting that killed nine African-Americans in Charleston, South Carolina, last month, a group of Clemson University professors is urging the school to change the name of Tillman Hall, a campus building named for the white supremacist South Carolina politician Benjamin Tillman....

Kim Kardashian And Kanye West Celebrate The 4th Of July In Style

Madeline Kaplan | July 6, 2015 | Entertainment
Internet, take note: All you need to make Kanye West smile is a national holiday, a glamorous boat ride, and/or the warmth of his loving family. West is all smiles (well, mostly smiles) in several photos posted on wife Kim Kardashian's Instagram of the couple's 4th...

Instagram Just Quietly Introduced A Major Improvement To Your Photos

Alexandra Ma | July 6, 2015 | Technology
Now with more delicious pixels!

The Gender Politics Of 'Magic Mike XXL'

Alanna Vagianos | July 6, 2015 | Women
Read More: Voices, Women News
Spencer Kornhaber: "Magic Mike XXL" offers a hint about its politics -- yes, it has politics -- during the first and perhaps only real moment of conflict in the entire film. It happens when Channing Tatum’s Mike suggests to his roadstripping buddies that they retire their sexy-fireman routine and come...

Leaders Of Europe's New Left Rejoice As Greeks Vote 'No'

Angela Mauro | July 6, 2015 | World
ATHENS, Greece -- “Syriza’s fight is our fight. If Syriza loses, we all lose ...” Martina Anderson is a distinguished Irishwoman: tall, blond and a member of the European Parliament who represents the Sinn Fein party. She is at Syriza’s offices in Athens with the...

Dr Dre Talks NWA Biopic And Pays Tribute To J Dilla During First 'The Pharmacy' Beats 1 Radio Show

Brennan Williams | July 6, 2015 | Black Voices
Dr Dre's 'The Pharmacy' radio show launched on Apple Music's Beats 1 on Saturday (July 4).

How Some States Are Trying To Fix Their Crumbling Infrastructure

Paige Lavender | July 6, 2015 | Politics
This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily reporting and analysis on trends in state policy. Falling bridges and crumbling roads trumped anti-tax sentiment in more than a half-dozen states during this year’s...

Grateful Dead End 50-Year Career With Moving, Magnificent Final Show | Rolling Stone

Adam Goldberg | July 6, 2015 | Entertainment
"I have spent my life/Seeking all that's still unsung/Bent my ear to hear the tune," sang Phil Lesh last night, harmonizing with colleagues new and old, on "Attics of My Life," the final song of a fraught, moving, ultimately magnificent five-night, two-state Fare The Well concert series — billed as...

20 Photos That Highlight The Beautiful Diversity Of Plus-Size Bodies

Alanna Vagianos | July 6, 2015 | Women
Corissa Enneking is here to remind everyone that there is a lot more diversity in the plus-size community than the few plus-size women we see in magazines and on the runway. In June, the fat-positive writer and fashion blogger created a body-positive campaign...

You'll Probably Want To Thank Your Parents After Reading This Comic

Taylor Pittman | July 6, 2015 | Parents
One night, as Chris Grady tried everything he could to get his newborn daughter to fall asleep, he realized someone else had done the same thing for him years ago: his parents. The illustrator behind Lunarbaboon expressed his appreciation in a comic titled "Shh."