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How “The Cosby Show” duped America: The sitcom that enabled our ugliest Reagan-era fantasies

In Cosby, Americans mourn the loss of an innocent part of their youths. But there’s a problem with that nostalgia<p>When I was a child, I loved to eat dinner in the kitchen, sitting at the family dining table, alone, while watching monster movies<i>, "</i>Sanford and Son," "Good Times," "The Jeffersons," and …

Female suicide bomber 'kills 10' in Chad capital

The woman, wearing a full-face Islamic veil, blew herself up at the entrance to a market in N'Djamena around 8:45 am (0745 GMT), a police official told AFP, adding about 10 people were killed and several injured.<p>"A woman dressed in a burqa arrived at the entrance to the market and a policeman asked …

Extremism

Michael Douglas: American male actors are too 'asexual' to get film roles

Dustin Hoffman: film is the worst it has ever been<p>Read more<p>Days after Dustin Hoffman said that films had never been worse than they are today, fellow actor Michael Douglas has spoken out about what he believes to be “a crisis in young American actors right now”. The actor said they are overly …

Sexuality

Did 'Magnum P.I.' star Tom Selleck steal truckloads of hydrant water? A real P.I. was on case

The vehicle that officials say was used to pilfer water from a Ventura County water district's fire hydrant was a white water tender truck, not a red Ferrari driven by a mustachioed man in a Detroit Tigers baseball cap and a Hawaiian shirt.<p>But in a complaint filed by the Calleguas Municipal Water …

California

Top US-Iranian technicians meet, nuke talks in tough phase

VIENNA (AP) — Top nuclear experts from Iran and the United States huddled Wednesday on disputes that have pushed negotiations over Tehran's nuclear …

South Asia

5 Awesome "Graffitrees": Graffiti with Actual Trees

Afro Taino by Gabriel Abreu in San Cristobal, Dominican Republic<p>Great graffiti happens when the artists don't get stumped. Instead, they go out on a …