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Geopolitics

Common Announces 'Black America Again' Release Date With New Single

It’s official: Common’s highly anticipated album <i>Black America Again</i> is set to release on Nov. 4. The announcement came shortly after the Chicago …

This NASA Researcher Is Now Using His Skills to Grow Marijuana

LED lights are more lit than you think.<p>Going to space and growing weed have one major element in common. No, it's not how high you get. It's LED lights.<p>Neil Yorio, formerly a researcher at NASA, has taken his expertise preparing for space flight and applied it the craft of growing cannabis and …

Aquaponics
College Basketball

Pauline Hanson set to return to parliament as Queensland senator

The veteran One Nation campaigner, who has called for a ban on Muslim immigration, says she knows ‘what the people are thinking and how they are feeling’<p>Pauline Hanson is on track to return to federal parliament two decades, a quashed conviction and eight lost elections after she first won a lower …

Here Are the 10 Best New U.S. Restaurants: Food and Wine

Whether you’re a foodie or just looking for a new restaurant to put on your bucket list, our friends at <i>Food & Wine</i>, the magazine for epicureans that …

'Unacceptable' lack of diversity in senior police ranks suggests 'unconscious bias' against ethnic minorities

MPs have called for “concerted action” to tackle an “unacceptable” lack of diversity in police forces in England and Wales, highlighting the …

Middle-class
Barack Obama
Government

Secret Service Finally Adds 'No Guns' Sign at White House

You probably already knew you couldn’t bring a gun into the President’s home, but now there’s also a sign confirming that fact.<p>The U.S. Secret …

LeBron's Cavaliers Fired David Blatt And The Internet Went Wild

It didn't take long for the MJ crying-face photoshops to appear.<p>LeBron James' Cleveland Cavliers fired head coach David Blatt on Friday afternoon, replacing him with assistant Tyronn Lue, who has already agreed to a multi-year deal with the team.<p>Since NBA Twitter is undoubtedly the most …

Oceans Will Have More Plastic Than Fish By 2050, Study Says

The world’s oceans will be filled with more plastic mass than fish mass by 2050, the World Economic Forum said Tuesday.<p>The use of plastics has …

World Economic Forum

52 photos of America's first lady on her 52nd birthday

As first lady, Michelle Obama has created initiatives promoting education and healthy living. She's known for her no-nonsense attitude — as well as her impeccable fashion sense.<p>In honor of her birthday, we've compiled 52 photos of one of America's coolest first ladies.

Michelle Obama

This is what karma feels like: How the GOP’s Benghazi fraudsters sowed the seeds of their own destruction

The Benghazi committee has always been kabuki theater — but now the show’s up<p>Poor Trey Gowdy. This weekend the congressman running the House Select Committee investigating the attack on America’s consulate in Benghazi in 2012 gave an interview to Politico that was so self-pitying, I half-wanted to …

Bankrupt 50 Cent just posed with piles of money

Following a very public declaration of bankruptcy, 50 Cent is out to prove that he's not so broke after all.<p>On Wednesday morning, the rapper updated …

Obama Has Aged A Lot Since His First White House Correspondents' Dinner

President Barack Obama gave his first White House Correspondents' Dinner speech back in 2009, when he joked about Fox News, former Vice President Dick Cheney and first lady Michelle Obama's "right to bare arms."<p>Obama is attending the same event Saturday night, and photos from the two occasions show …

John Boehner defends Benjamin Netanyahu invitation

John Boehner