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10 Vacations To Take With Your BFF

BAZAAR's edit of the best places to go with your girlfriends.<p><i>BAZAAR</i>'s edit of the best places to go with your girlfriends.

How An 81-Year-Old Supreme Court Justice Became An Unlikely Pop Culture Icon

Yep—over the past year or so, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the petite, 81-year-old Supreme Court justice, has become the unlikeliest of pop icons. That's thanks, in part, to NYU Law student Shana Knizhnik, who launched the tumblr The Notorious R.B.G. last summer with this withering Ginsburg quote (from her …

What the U.S. Is Doing About West Africa’s Ebola Outbreak

Last week, for the first time in re­cor­ded his­tory, the Ebola vir­us traveled from one coun­try to an­oth­er by plane. The man who car­ried it died …

Probe faults Obama administration for HealthCare.gov debacle

Management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for the computer woes that paralyzed the president's new health care program last fall, nonpartisan investigators said in testimony released Wednesday.<p>After a months-long investigation, the Government Accountability Office found that the …

Georgia governor, Atlanta mayor take differing stands on housing migrant kids

The argument between government leaders over how to handle and where to house the influx of migrant children from Central America is playing out across a couple of blocks in downtown Atlanta.<p>At the gold-domed state Capitol, Gov. Nathan Deal is complaining that the Obama administration didn't tell …

21 Emails From the Democratic Party About Impeachment

President Obama's supporters are using fringe threats as a potent fundraising tool. Here's what it looks like.<p>By almost every indication, President Obama is not going to be impeached.<p>Sure, there are rabble-rousers like Sarah Palin calling for it, but her influence in the GOP has been waning for …

Congress Passed a Cell-Phone Unlocking Bill. But It Won’t Do Much.

Le­gis­la­tion to al­low people to “un­lock” their cell phones won un­an­im­ous sup­port on Cap­it­ol Hill and is about to be­come law. But the bill …

Official At Center Of IRS Scandal Called Conservatives 'Crazies'

According to the Associated Press, the emails show Lerner talking to an unnamed person about right-wing radio shows and whether America is "going down the tubes."<p>"Maybe we are through if there are that many assholes," Lerner wrote.<p>"And I'm talking about the hosts of the shows. The callers are …

House Bill Would Federally Legalize Low-THC Medical Marijuana

A month after Florida legalized a low-THC strain of cannabis for medical use, Pennsylvania Republican Rep. Scott Perry is hoping Congress will vote …

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New Climate Change Strategy Has Changed Some Republican Minds, Says White House

John Podesta says Republicans in the House are a "lagging indicator" when it comes to climate change.<p>WASHINGTON — On Tuesday the White House released its latest case that climate change is a real and ongoing threat rather than just a future problem to be solved down the road.<p>The shift in focus to …

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The dark truth about “green” fuel: Natural gas won’t save us

Gas may be cleaner than oil or coal, yes, but it can’t reverse the cataclysmic trend of global warming<p>Albert Einstein is rumored to have said that one cannot solve a problem with the same thinking that led to it. Yet this is precisely what we are now trying to do with climate change policy. The …

Is foreign policy a liability for Hillary Clinton?

Presidential candidates often lack experience in one critical area: foreign policy.<p>But should she run for president in 2016, Hillary Clinton would have more experience on that front than any other potential presidential competitor.<p>With experience, however, comes risk. Growing global crises, some of …

Castro blasts Perry for border stunts

The tense back-and-forth between Texas Rep. Joaquín Castro and Gov. Rick Perry over the crisis along the U.S.-Mexico border is not letting up.<p>The Democratic congressman sent a second response to Perry in a letter on Monday, accusing the governor of advocating for a “police state” on the border, of …

W.H.: Climate costs could soar

Failure to act on climate change could be a multibillion-dollar mistake, the White House said in a report Tuesday that marked its latest effort to rally support for President Barack Obama’s climate agenda, just as crucial EPA hearings kick off around the country.<p>The cost of mitigating the effects …

Virginia Is for Gay Lovers

On Monday, a federal court ruled the state's same-sex-marriage ban unconstitutional—the latest to be overturned. What makes the decision in the Old Dominion different?<p>"[T]he freedom to marry has long been recognized as one of the vital personal rights essential to the orderly pursuit of happiness …

Can FERC Act As A Check On EPA’s Climate Rule?

8:30 a.m. — Con­ser­vat­ive law­makers are hop­ing that the Fed­er­al En­ergy Reg­u­lat­ory Com­mis­sion can lim­it the scope and im­pact of the …

Hillary Clinton: 'I Don't Agree' On Changing Trafficking Laws To Address Border Crisis

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Friday that she opposes changes to a 2008 law meant to help unaccompanied children and teenagers who crossed the border illegally, and instead endorsed the idea of screening minors in their native countries before they make a dangerous trek to the …

Obama immigration plans inevitable?

Even if President Barack Obama tests the bounds of his presidential power with the big, unilateral moves he’s promising on immigration, there may be no way to stop him.<p>Lawyers are debating the legality of a series of immigration-related executive actions the White House is reportedly considering, …

Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett Detail 'Magnificent' Collection of Duets

When Lady Gaga recalls her first meeting with golden-throated crooner Tony Bennett, she still sounds impressed. She had just performed a set of pop …

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If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

Israel is not my birthright

I was raised to think the country was ours by divine right. But this horror has challenged even my deepest beliefs<p>I’m writing this in my new baby niece’s room. I am here in Florida visiting my family because of this niece, this tiny pudgy innocent baby. We are Jewish, and it’s time for my niece to …

Republicans Have Zero Reaction To Obama's Historic LGBT Order

WASHINGTON -- When President Barack Obama signed an executive order Monday making it illegal for federal contractors to fire or harass employees based on their sexual orientation or gender identity, civil rights advocates hailed the move as one of the most important actions ever taken by a …

JetBlue Considers Charging for First Bag Under New Fare Structure

JetBlue Airways Corp., one of the U.S. industry’s holdouts in not charging for a first checked bag, is considering adding the levy as the carrier …

Charlie Crist Delivers Perfect Response To Rick Scott On Climate Change

Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist on Friday delivered the perfect response to Republicans who claim they lack the scientific background to express an opinion as to whether man-made climate change is real.<p>“I’m not a scientist either, but I can use my brain, and I can talk to …

Pot seen as reason for rise in Denver homeless

DENVER (AP) — Officials at some Denver homeless shelters say the legalization of marijuana has contributed to an increase in the number of younger …

Fantasy Football 2014: Breakout Candidates You Must Target on Draft Day

Link to Media<p>Capitalizing on breakout stars is the ultimate way to ensure that you'll win your upcoming fantasy football league.<p>Anything can happen in fantasy football. First-round stars might get injured, rookies often falter and sometimes older players go through rather rapid declines right in …

Fantasy Football

The 20 photographs of the week

The aftermath of the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, the conflict in Gaza and Israel, the Commonwealth Games and a flying carpet – the best photography in news, culture, nature and sport from around the world this week

The eerie Americana of photographer Ed Freeman - in pictures

After a 25-year career in the music industry, during which he produced Don McLean's American Pie, Ed Freeman returned to his original love of photography. While driving around southern Californian deserts to photograph landscapes, he was struck by the beauty of the desolate buildings he passed on …