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Jon Stewart explains why he quit 'The Daily Show'

Jon Stewart says that, in part, the upcoming presidential election pushed him toward his decision to leave “The Daily Show,” which he has helmed since 1999.<p>“I’d covered an election four times, and it didn’t appear that there was going to be anything wildly different about this one,” he told The …

Mike Huckabee edges toward 2016 run; May 5 announcement planned

Inching closer to a second try for president, Republican Mike Huckabee said Friday he would announce his intentions next month in Hope, Ark., the hometown he shares with former President Clinton.<p>"I think it will be worth tuning in for," Huckabee, a former Arkansas governor and 2008 candidate, said …

Everybody's Gone to the Rapture almost made me cry in a room of strangers

<b>Watch on YouTube | Subscribe to Polygon on YouTube</b><p>A loud demo room with half a dozen games may not be the best venue to take in a quiet, introspective story-driven game like <i>Everybody's Gone to the Rapture</i>. But it's a testament to how intriguing and believable its world is that within moments of …

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Nathan Fillion To Return As Malcolm Reynolds In Firefly Online

In a video posted to the official Firefly Online YouTube channel, developers Spark Plug Games and Quantum Mechanix have revealed that Nathan Fillion is reprising his role as Captain Malcolm Reynolds for Firefly Online.<p>Fillion joins a number of other returning cast members from the show, …

Valve limits Steam features for users who’ve spent less than $5

Unless you’ve spent $5 on Steam, you’ll now find your social options limited.<p>Valve has introduced a $5 spending target on its Steam digital gaming platform that unlocks certain features previously available to all. If you haven’t spent $5 on Steam, you can no longer send friend invites, start group …

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When Cops Check Facebook

America’s police are using social media to fight crime, a practice that raises troubling questions.<p>In 2012, Brooklyn police officer Michael Rodrigues arrested a burglary gang, the Brower Boys, by adding gang members as friends on Facebook. The day of the arrest was like gathering the lowest-hanging …

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U.N. confirms new push for Syria talks, Iran to be invited | Reuters

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations said on Tuesday that its Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura planned to consult Syrian factions and interested countries on a new round of peace talks, confirming a Reuters report.<p>United Nations Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Syria Staffan de Mistura …