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Dick Cheney Knows Exactly Who's to Blame for This Iraq Mess (Hint: It's Not Him)

June 19, 2014 "Rarely has a U.S. president been so wrong about so much at the expense of so many," Dick and Liz Cheney write in a criticism of the American policy toward Iraq in the Wall Street Journal. No, they are not talking about George W. Bush. The op-ed appearing in Wednesday's...

New U.S. Ambassador Swore Her Oath on an E-Reader

June 2, 2014 In a peculiar "sign-of-the-times" moment last Friday, Suzi LeVine was sworn in as the United States' newest Ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein by raising her right hand and placing the left on a digital copy of the Constitution. Instead of a paper-bound book, she swore the oath on an e-reader....

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U.S. Air Force Failed Another Nuclear Security Test

May 22, 2014 Security forces at an Air Force base in Montana failed to stop a simulated capture of a nuclear weapon, revealing a "critical deficiency," according to internal documents obtained by the Associated Press. The Malmstrom Air Force Base was tested with an "Empty Quiver" scenario last August, in which a nuclear...

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Insane Clown Posse Sues the FBI for Thinking They Are a Gang

January 9, 2014 The "horrorcore" rap group Insane Clown Posse filed a federal lawsuit against the FBI and the Justice Department today for the “unwarranted and unlawful decision” to label the Juggalos a "loosely-affiliated hybrid gang" back in 2011. That moniker has meant unfair police treatment and “significant harm” to the Posse's many...

Bill Gates: The Internet Won't Save the World

November 1, 2013 When Mark Zuckerberg unveiled his intention to provide Internet to the two-thirds of the world without online access, he asked, "Is Connectivity a Human Right?" On Friday, Bill Gates strongly criticized the idea of the Internet as a world savior. "As a priority? It’s a joke," he said in an...

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Veterans Are Sick Because the Military Dumped Trash in Massive Burn Pits

October 28, 2013 Many American troops were injured in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars not by bombs or bullets, but by something seemingly innocuous: getting rid of trash. The American military dumped garbage -- human waste, dead animals, paper, plastic, electronics, batteries, asbestos, whatever — into huge pits and set it all on...

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Senate Republican Leader Says There Will Be No More Shutdowns

October 17, 2013 The day after Congress voted to end the government shutdown, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell declared there would be no repeat of the shutdown that he didn't want in the first place. "A government shutdown is off the table," McConnell told The National Review. "We’re not going to do it."...

Astronauts Are Leaving Hidden Messages in Outer Space

September 27, 2013 Graffiti isn't just for troublemakers and wanna-be artists anymore. Astronauts on the International Space Station are now tagging in outer space, and it's just one of many odd interests astronauts have placed in outer space. In the outer space equivalent of carving "I was here" into a park tree, Italian...

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Obama Closes Gun-Buying Loopholes with Executive Action

August 30, 2013 The Obama administration is using executive authority to close two gun-buying loopholes, a narrower version of the post-Newtown gun legislation that fell apart in the Senate four months ago. The new rules — one concerning background checks, the other the reimportation of weapons — could reduce the number of gun...

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How Much Will It Cost to Dispose of 30 Million Defective $100 Bills?

August 13, 2013 The new and improved 100-dollar bill, designed to cut down on counterfeiters, was expected to be released back in 2010, but production snafus delayed that date to 2011, and then again to October 2013. Today, David Wolman of The New Yorker reports that 30 million of the new $100 bills...

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