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Do these photos depict what real love looks like?

If you came-of-age in the 90s and 00s then you would have spent an incredibly unsafe amount of time watching rom-coms. Typically Hollywood’s taint on love, likely fronted by Jennifer Aniston, Katherine Heigl, Cameron Diaz, or Jennifer Garner, “taught us” what love “looks like”. Spoiler: at the end, …

A Law Professor Explains Why You Should Never Talk to Police

James Duane says you shouldn't say anything to a cop for any reason, you shouldn't plead the Fifth, and you shouldn't stay silent. So what should you do?<p>James Duane doesn't think you should ever talk to the police. Not just, "Don't talk to the police if you're accused of a crime," or, "Don't talk …

Crime

Why 4th of July Matters to Muslims

Under one of the greatest rulers in Middle East history, united Muslim armies stomped Christian forces in the Holy Land.<p>Nearly 600 years before the …

Syrian jets flying close to US Special Forces 'encouraged to leave' by F-22s

Twice in the last few days, Syrian jets performing air strikes close to where US SOF are operating in northeastern Syria caused coalition aircraft to scramble.<p>On Aug. 18, US jets were dispatched to intercept the Syrian attack planes that were attacking targets near Hasakah supporting regime forces …

Military

What it’s really like to be a Canadian special forces soldier | Toronto Star

PETAWAWA, ONT. — An assault by special forces troops is designed to deliver “maximum shock value” to disorient and overwhelm an enemy force.<p>On this …

Military

Islamic Terrorism Was Born on This Mountain 1,000 Years Ago

Long before ISIS or Al Qaeda, killers from a secret base attacked great cities all over the world and invented “assassin.” It took a feisty British …

Human Rights

Not All Veterans Are Heroes

I don't identify as a veteran very often. It's an awkward thing to claim.<p>If I tell you I am a veteran, you -- likely -- will cringe because I'm making you feel guilty for failing to acknowledge whatever sacrifice society tells you I've made. I will at least cringe because you -- likely -- will …

Military

The Daily Beast’s Best Longreads, Aug 24, 2014

From financing Mugabe to football in Ferguson, The Daily Beast picks the best journalism from around the web this week.<p><b>The Hedge Fund and the</b> …

Blackwater: Murder Threats Were Just The Start

The world’s most notorious guns-for-hire had more than their fair share of scandals. Here are six of the worst.<p>The mercenary firm Blackwater is back …

Snowden and Greenwald: The Men Who Leaked the Secrets

How two alienated, angry geeks broke the story of the year<p>Early one morning last December, Glenn Greenwald opened his laptop, scanned through his …

On Grieving: ‘If you think you’re doing okay, then you’re doing okay’

“Bonanno doesn’t pretend that smiling is a magical elixir or that laughing will cure the hardest-suffering patients. Grief isn’t a single track, he’s …

Roundtable | Lapham’s Quarterly

January 30, 2018<p>The author of <i>Loaded</i> looks at The Band.<p>January 26, 2018<p>Another man’s trash, Rosie the Riveter, and an inebriated education.<p>January 25, …

The Week’s Best Longreads for December 14, 2013

The Daily Beast picks the best journalism from around the web this week. By David Sessions.<p><b>Invisible ChildAndrea Elliott, The New York Times</b>There are …