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The Life of Nas: Hip-Hop Legend Turned Ace Venture Capitalist

One of the greatest rap emcees ever opens up about his philosophy, love of Hennessy, and why his remarkably successful VC firm is getting in the way …

3 Secrets for Being More Confident, Backed by Research

Want to know how to be more confident?<p>There’s an easy answer: Don’t.<p>Yeah, it’s a trick question. But we’ve all been led to believe that …

“You think the f*cking Tea Party determines public policy?”: Dick Gregory on racism, the 1 percent and why black Americans are angry at the wrong people

“White American racists were more vicious than Hitler,” activist and comedian Dick Gregory tells Salon<p>Dick Gregory’s had a long, rich and strange life as an entertainer and activist. I hadn’t heard of him before I started talking with Andre Gaines, a film producer and lifelong Dick Gregory fan who …

Action movies need to stop spoiling their best moments

We've entered an era of ludicrous movie marketing, one where marketing teams release teasers for teasers of movie posters. There's so much disincentive to go to a movie theater — high prices, low comfort, terrible peers — that studios are trying insanely hard at every point during a film's …

India's Daughter: Delhi gang-rape film airs early on BBC following objections

A controversial documentary on the gang-rape of a young woman in Delhi has been aired by the BBC despite protest from the Indian government.<p>The film, India’s Daughter, was due to be aired on International Women’s Day on Sunday but was brought forward to Wednesday evening. Delhi refused to allow it …

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When Does Social Media Chatter Become Criminal? Previewing The Supreme Court's 'Elonis' Case

Social media combines the power of printed words with the immediacy of oral conversations. While social media frequently enriches our lives, it also enables incivil behavior such as the threats of violence against others. Should we interpret a social media threat the same as a threat of physical …

California Gov. Brown signs bill allowing families to seek gun restraining order

California will become the first state that allows family members to ask a judge to remove firearms from a relative who appears to pose a threat, under legislation Gov. Jerry Brown said Tuesday he had signed.<p>The bill was proposed by several Democrats and responds to a deadly rampage in May near the …

Ray Rice pleads not guilty in N.J.

Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice pleaded not guilty to a third-degree charge of aggravated assault and applied for a pretrial intervention …

Why Stephen Colbert is dangerous — and invaluable

Bill O’Reilly’s latest freak-out helps explain why the satirist is so important for the progressive movement<p>Fox bully Bill O’Reilly used to at least pretend to play along with Stephen Colbert’s satire. The man Colbert lampooned as “Papa Bear” periodically even left his Fox den and came over to …

'Splinter Cell' Movie Nabs 'Up in the Air' Scribe - /Film

The <i>Splinter Cell</i> movie took a big leap forward earlier this month when <b>Doug Liman</b> signed on to direct, and now it’s taking another. <b>Sheldon Turner</b> (<i>Up</i> …

Ukraine Accuses Russia Of Invading Region Outside Crimea

Samantha Power made the remarks to reporters when asked about an accusation from Ukraine that Russian forces had invaded a region in the southeast of the country neighboring Crimea.<p>Power said the United States was looking into the reports, which emerged during an emergency session of the UN …

White House urges higher pay for tipped workers | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Wednesday raising the minimum wage for workers who receive tips would disproportionately benefit low-income women and help close the gender pay gap in which men earn higher pay than women.<p>A waitress carries plates at a seafood restaurant in a file …

5 senators flout Boehner on job aid

Sen. Dean Heller wants to restore expired unemployment benefits so much that he voted against a Ukraine aid bill on Monday, protesting the prioritization of international affairs over domestic ones.<p>Suffice it to say, then, that Speaker John Boehner’s opposition to Heller’s cherished jobless aid …

Gay Ugandans will face 'increased persecution' under new law

William Hague criticises tougher homosexuality law as President Yoweri Museveni claims Western groups "recruit" Ugandan children into homosexuality<p>Britain says new Bill that imposes life sentences for some gay sex acts is "deeply saddening and disappointing".<p>Uganda’s president approved a new law …

Lawmakers Warn Michelin Over Iran

French companies could risk Pentagon contracts if they take further steps towards doing business with Iran.<p>International firms racing to do business …

White House spins minimum wage report

Five hundred thousand jobs.<p>That’s the number that the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office says may be lost if President Obama pushes through a raise in the federal minimum wage to $10.10 per hour, from $7.25. The report cranked up the heat online on what has already been a feisty political …

Apple currently plans to release iOS 7.1 in March

While recent reports are pegging a launch sooner than later, reliable sources say that Apple is currently planning to ship iOS 7.1, the first significant update to iOS 7, in March. The iOS 7.1 update is said to not have any “secret features,” and it will basically be what we have been told to …

Flappy Bird dev makes $50,000/day from the collective frustration of 50 million people

Let the games begin! Sorry, not those games, I am talking about the free to play indie smash hit, Flappy Bird, that is reportedly pulling in over $50,000 per day from in-app advertisements. Game developer Dong Nguyen of .GEARS Studios says that he chose the ad-supported, free to play app style …

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Things Get Real Tense After GOP Rep. Tells Rachel Maddow She’s Just a ‘Cheerleader’ for Obama Admin.

Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan.) clearly got under MSNBC host Rachel Maddow’s skin on Tuesday night when he accused her of being a “cheerleader” for the Obama administration instead of a journalist.<p>(MSNBC)<p>While discussing the security failures leading up to the deadly attack on the U.S. compound in …

Obama promotes retirement savings plan on State of Union road trip | Reuters

WEST MIFFLIN, Pennsylvania (Reuters) - President Barack Obama set in motion a plan to help middle-income Americans save for retirement on Wednesday on a road trip to highlight themes from a State of the Union speech devoted to narrowing the gap between the rich and poor.<p>U.S. President Barack Obama …

Immigrant families live in fear while Obama breaks a record in deportations

The administration’s policies have made going to school or work high-risk activities, activists say<p>Immigration officials announced last week that President Obama has deported more than 1.9 million people since first taking office, more than any other previous administration.<p>The escalation of mass …

White House says plans no split of NSA, Cyber Command | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration on Friday said it will keep one person in charge of both the National Security Agency spy agency and the military’s Cyber Command, despite growing calls for splitting the roles in the wake of revelations about the vast U.S. electronic surveillance …

Cellphone data spying: It's not just the NSA

The National Security Agency isn't the only government entity secretly collecting data from people's cellphones. Local police are increasingly scooping it up, too.<p>Armed with new technologies, including mobile devices that tap into cellphone data in real time, dozens of local and state police …

Middle Schooler Sends A$AP Rocky The Most Adorable Letter

Posted earlier by Noisey, a North Carolina middle schooler sent an adorable letter to A$AP Rocky, informing the rapper that he is "probably" his number one fan. Unfortunately, the letter never made it to Rocky because Graceson accidentally sent it to the office of Miskha, a New York-based clothing …

Co-Stars React to Paul Walker's Death on Social Media

Paul Walker, the 40-year-old star of the <i>Fast and Furious</i> movie franchise, died Saturday in a car accident in Santa Clarita, Calif., according to a …