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Inside the Crazy Sex Cult That Invaded Oregon

The new Netflix docuseries ‘Wild Wild Country’ tells the true story of Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, a guru who sought to create a metropolis in rural …

Comcast may force us to rethink the definition of “cord-cutting”

Philly cable giant Comcast reported its fourth-quarter and full-year earnings today, and if things keep going the way they’re going, we may need to rethink what we mean when we talk about pay television’s cord-cutting crisis. While the company has been shedding traditional pay-TV customers, it’s …

Cord-Cutting

Tributes paid to South African musician and activist Hugh Masekela

South Africans have paid tribute to Hugh Masekela, the legendary jazz musician and activist, who died on Tuesday aged 78.<p>The South African president, Jacob Zuma, said the nation would mourn a man who “kept the torch of freedom alive”. The arts and culture minister, Nathi Mthethwa, described …

South Africa

An Album Of Unreleased Jimi Hendrix Tracks Titled ‘Both Sides Of The Sky’ Is Dropping This Spring

Even though Jimi Hendrix split the scene almost 50 years ago now, that hasn’t stopped him from cranking out full albums of new material on a semi-regular basis. For those thinking the well had been fully tapped following the release of <i>Valleys Of Neptune</i> in 2010 and <i>People, Hell, And Angels</i> in 2013, …

Big Three Networks skip Donna Brazile bombshell that DNC was rigged for Clinton

Disgraced former CNN contributor Donna Brazile made explosive allegations that the Democratic National Committee basically rigged the 2016 primary in Hillary Clinton’s favor, but ABC, NBC and CBS’ evening newscasts failed to cover it.<p>Brazile admitted that Hillary Clinton's campaign gained …

Government

Gambling, Guns Were Mainstay Of Vegas Shooter's Life

<b>Updated on Tuesday at 5:35 p.m. ET</b><p>Stephen Craig Paddock, the 64-year-old white man who police say carried out the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history Sunday night on the Las Vegas Strip moved frequently, buying and selling property in several states. But the twice-divorced retiree had one …

The Brutal Truth is that Bernie Sanders Did Damage Hillary Clinton. (Part 1)

Like<p><b>Like</b> <b>Love</b> <b>Haha</b> <b>Wow</b> <b>Sad</b> <b>Angry</b><p><b>1</b><p>(<b>ThyBlackMan.com</b>) Hillary Clinton has finally taken the gloves off and spoke her mind about her Democratic presidential …

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The Atlantic on Twitter: "The First White President, by @tanehisicoates https://t.co/mjv5eJwQAd… "

New conversation<p>Tweet unavailable<p>Tweet unavailable<p>Tweet unavailable<p>Replying to @<b>TheAtlantic</b><p>Wow, just wow!! Carnival barker indeed. The right mix of …

Cosmo DiNardo Took a Dark Turn Before Bucks County Killings, Friends Say

BENSALEM, Pa. — Women blocked him on social media, saying he aggressively stalked them for dates and sex.<p>After he dropped out of a university, he was banned from the campus by school officials who said he returned to harass others.<p>He bragged to friends about seeing people killed, and in a social …

Meet Obamacare repeal’s top salesman

Sen. John Cornyn faces his toughest task yet as the GOP’s whip.<p>Senate Republicans are in a grumpy mood these days. Then there’s John Cornyn, who’s almost unfailingly optimistic about the GOP’s chances of passing its Obamacare repeal bill despite the increasingly long odds.<p>“I mean, if you’re going …

The Democrats’ biggest donor says the party is blowing it and should get behind Bernie’s platform

“When people say Bernie is crazy, no. Bernie is talking about inequality. That is the burning issue in the United States.”<p>That is a message that …

Middle-class

Why Donald Trump can't fire his way out of 'Russia thing' this time

Appointment of Robert Mueller to investigate Kremlin collusion bypasses president and demonstrates seriousness of the allegations against his circle<p>With the appointment of Robert Mueller as special counsel, the future of Donald Trump’s presidency has become significantly more precarious.<p>Since …

Donald Trump

The mysterious origins of jazz

The anniversary of the first jazz recording 100 years ago also marks the beginning of debates that are still ongoing, writes Christian Blauvelt.<p>The five members of the band took the lift to the 12th Floor of the Victor Talking Machine Company’s building on 38th Street in New York City. They were …

New Orleans

The True Story of the Comey Letter Debacle

When F.B.I. director James Comey reopened the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s e-mails in the final days of the campaign, many saw it as a political move that cost Clinton the presidency. But some insiders suspect Comey had a more personal concern: his own legacy.<p>In the early summer of …

Hollywood Lawyer Marty Singer Can Make Any Problem Go Away—Except Bill Cosby’s

A ballroom full of household names—John Travolta, Scarlett Johansson, Charlie Sheen, Jonah Hill, etc.—will swear there’s no one in Hollywood like Marty Singer. David Margolick reports on the mega-lawyer’s mojo, and his involvement in the Bill Cosby case.<p>The guests who gathered for the Beverly Hills …

Trump’s Lies vs. Your Brain

Unfortunately, it’s no contest. Here’s what psychology tells us about life under a leader totally indifferent to the truth.<p><b>All presidents lie. Richard Nixon said</b> <b>he was not</b> a crook, yet he orchestrated the most shamelessly crooked act in the modern presidency. Ronald Reagan said he wasn’t aware of …

Donald Trump

These presidents all said they were going to change America. How’d that work out?

Twenty-four years ago, William Jefferson Clinton promised change.<p>“Thomas Jefferson believed that to preserve the very foundations of our nation, we would need dramatic change from time to time,” the 42nd president said in his first inaugural address. “Well, my fellow Americans, this is our time.”<p>He …

‘He Has This Deep Fear That He Is Not a Legitimate President’

On the eve of the inauguration, Trump’s biographers ponder his refusal to bend his ego to his new office.<p>In the days immediately after the election that shocked the world, POLITICO Magazine convened the group of people who know Donald J. Trump better than anyone outside his family. We asked his …

Donald Trump

Obama's Racial Legacy: Some Last Words On The First Black President

Barack Obama took to the podium in the press briefing room on Wednesday, the second-to-last day of the first black presidency, and after eight years of that becoming increasingly normal, the moment made it all start to seem strange again. <i>So this whole black leader-of-the-free-world thing really</i> …

Bill Clinton

How a KGB Assassin Used the Death of His Child to Defect

Bogdan Stashinsky was forced to work for the KGB against his will and became one of the most wanted assassins in the world. This is the story of how he put it all on the line to escape.<p>Shortly before 5 a.m. on August 10, 1961, Bogdan Stashinsky was waiting near his apartment building in Moscow to …

The Google search that launched Dylann Roof's journey from casual racist to mass murderer

No one recruited Dylann Roof. His foray into violent white nationalism arose from a single internet search engine query.<p>"The event that truly …

Rights & Freedoms

How Michelle Obama expanded the definition of a first lady | Margo Jefferson

The rules imposed on her were constricting. So she expanded them and, in the process, won people over without betraying herself<p>When Michelle Obama entered the White House, she had to contend with two onerous legacies. The first was a stale clutter of expectations and prohibitions about the proper …

Bernie Sanders Says Trump Won Because Democrats Are Out Of Touch

Bernie Sanders thinks he has a pretty good idea why Hillary Clinton and Democrats lost in the 2016 election.<p>"Look, you can't simply go around to wealthy people's homes raising money and expect to win elections," the Vermont senator, who gave Clinton a surprisingly strong run for the Democratic …

Inside an ISIS Bunker

Booby-trapped houses above. A city strewn with bombs ahead. And below, a network of tunnels fit for a terror army.<p>BAA’SHIQA, Iraq—The ISIS fighter’s …

Why Donald Trump won — and how Hillary Clinton lost: 13 theories explain the stunning election

<b>President-elect Donald Trump raises his fist as he speaks during the first stop of his post-election tour, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) (AP)</b><p>Trump did what millions thought impossible: he was — sort of — elected president of the United States. Here’s why<p>Don Hazen …

Donald Trump

Fiona Apple Sends A Big 'F**k You' To Trump At Standing Rock Benefit Concert

The crowd loved it.<p>Fiona Apple has a message for Donald Trump, and it’s not congratulatory.<p>On Sunday, the singer performed her anti-Trump “Christmas Song” parody, “Trump’s Nuts Roasting on an Open Fire,” at a Standing Rock benefit concert in Los Angeles.<p>The track, which Apple released earlier this …

WikiLeaks emails: what they revealed about the Clinton campaign's mechanics

Tens of thousands of emails hacked from campaign chairman John Podesta’s account have provided an unprecedented window into a presidential run<p>Anyone who has seen the documentary Weiner may not have been entirely surprised that it was former congressman Anthony Weiner who threw a late spanner in the …

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