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The Disappearance Of The Instruction Manual

Instructions not included: what the vanishing manual says about us<p>In the late 17th century, the printer Joseph Moxon published <i>Mechanick Exercises</i>, the first guide to printing in any language. It had been nearly 240 years since the debut of Gutenberg’s press, and books had proliferated. There were …

How To Purge Everything You Don't Need From Your Home

Out with the old, in with the new — that’s what ringing in the new year is about, right? And, while that is a good motto for many areas of your life, …

The best memes of the 2015 Golden Globes

The Golden Globes produced surprise winners, thoughtful speeches, and, because this is 2015 after all, memes. The Globes gave the Internet plenty to …

Golden Globes

Giuliani: Unjustified Shootings Of Unarmed Blacks Have To Be Placed In ‘Proper Context'

WASHINGTON -- Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani said on Sunday that there is "no question" that unjustified shootings happen more often in black communities, but said those communities have the responsibility to prevent the need for more police officers in their neighborhoods in the first …

UNC report finds 18 years of academic fraud to keep athletes playing

<b>Chapel Hill, North Carolina (CNN) —</b> For 18 years, thousands of students at the prestigious University of North Carolina took fake "paper classes," and advisers funneled athletes into the program to keep them eligible, according to a scathing independent report released Wednesday.<p>"These counselors …

Poland appeals Europe court ruling on CIA prison

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Polish government says it is appealing a judgment by Europe's top human rights court, which ruled in July that Warsaw …

Bangladeshi leader jailed for war crime dies

The former leader of Bangladesh's Jamaat-e-Islami party, whose imprisonment on war crimes charges triggered violent protests last year, has died of a heart attack in a prison cell of a government hospital, officials have said.<p>Profile: Ghulam Azam<p>• Head of Jamaat-e-Islami during the 1971 war of …

Thank you, Jon Stewart. You made journalism better

Jon Stewart was not the first person to have noticed that a lot of television news is bullshit. Nor was he the first comedian to have realized that the defining features of the worst of it – pretentiousness, cliche, inauthenticity, lack of curiosity and, in the case of Fox News, partisan …

Report: Investigators Mistreated Monica Lewinsky in Clinton Probe

Former White House intern Monica Lewinsky was mistreated in 1998 by authorities who were looking into her alleged affair with former President Bill …

FBI searches Chinatown restaurants, at least 3 owned by famed chef Tony Hu

FBI agents executed search warrants at several restaurants in the Chinatown neighborhood Friday as part of an ongoing investigation, including at least three owned by prominent chef Tony Hu, officials said.<p>FBI spokeswoman Joan Hyde said the search warrants were part of an ongoing operation and that …

NYPD commissioner calls hatchet attack on officers a 'terrorist act'

A man who attacked four New York City police officers with a hatchet Thursday was a recent convert to Islam and had become increasingly reclusive and "self-radicalized," New York's police commissioner said.<p>In a news conference Friday, Police Commissioner William J. Bratton called the incident a …

Canadian PM hid in store cupboard while gun battle was fought nearby

Canada’s prime minister, Stephen Harper, hid in a cupboard used to store electrical boxes and a ladder while a gun battle ensued in a nearby hallway of the parliament building in Ottawa this week, it emerged on Friday.<p>Members of parliament and party leaders including Harper were meeting in the …

School gunman was homecoming prince, students say

MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — A student recently crowned freshman class homecoming prince walked into his Seattle-area high school cafeteria Friday and …

Manhunt Underway for gunman who shot 3 California sheriff's deputies, bystander

A suspect described as a "one-man crime spree" is accused of shooting three Northern California sheriff's deputies, killing two of them and wounding a civilian, then eluding hundreds of searchers before being hunted down and forced to surrender, authorities said.<p>Marcelo Marquez of Salt Lake City …

UVA student Hannah Graham's remains ID'd

Human remains discovered last weekend in Albemarle County, Virginia, belong to University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, authorities said Friday.<p>Graham, 18, went missing before dawn on September 13 after being last spotted on several surveillance cameras in Charlottesville's Downtown Mall …