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Introducing Oyster, A Netflix For Books

Photo: Courtesy of Oyster Books.<p>Last week, iPhone users got their own digital library in the form of Oyster, <b>an e-book platform that gives subscribers</b> …

John McCain Caught Playing iPhone Poker During Syria Hearing — And 'Worst Of All,' He Lost

Shortly before 6 p.m. ET, the WaPo posted evidence of McCain's fooling around during the hearing, which was shot by photographer Melina Mara.<p>It quickly gained traction on Twitter. And within minutes, the Drudge Report splashed the photograph with an unflattering headline: "MCCAIN PLAYS POKER DURING …

Congressional Committees

Here Are The 43% Of Americans Who Don't Pay Federal Income Tax

Since 2009, the percentage of Americans who pay no federal income taxes has fallen from 47% to 43%, according to a recent report by the Tax Policy Center. The catalyst for the drop is due to two factors — federal tax cuts that expired after the Great Recession and an improving economy.<p>These charts …

Income Tax

Senator Leahy: Feds Shouldn't 'Waste Time' on State Marijuana Laws

The Judiciary Committee chair worries that a "dysfunctional" Congress won't press for needed drug reforms.<p>It's easy both to understate and overstate the significance of the Justice Department's announcement Thursday that it would not immediately challenge new regulations in Colorado and Washington …

Compared to other wealthy countries, US minimum wage isn’t that bad

By the standards of other rich nations, the US minimum wage, at $7.25 an hour, can look pretty measly. Australia’s minimum for full-time adult employees works out to almost $15, these days. France’s is around $12. For almost a year now, American fast food workers have been going on strike to demand …

Income Inequality

Burning Man 2013 features the weird, astonishing and beautiful

Burning Man wrapped another year of the weird and wonderful as thousands of people gathered in the Nevada desert for the week-long art festival.<p>Federal officials estimated that more than 61,000 people attended the festival this year, which featured the theme "Cargo Cult," which celebrated the …

India passes massive program to feed 800 million in poverty

NEW DELHI — India passed into law Monday an ambitious program to provide nearly free food to some 800 million Indians. Supporters hailed it as a long-overdue fix for the nation's rampant poverty, while critics slammed it as a shameless and electoral ploy the country can't afford that will encourage …

India

Burning Man festival 2013 - in pictures

Once a year, 68,000 people from all over the world gather for Burning Man in Nevada's Black Rock Desert to create Black Rock City, dedicated to community, art, self-expression and self-reliance

Apple begins training support staff on iOS 7 & iTunes Radio, preparing for customer surprise

Apple has started training its AppleCare technical support staff on the changes and feature-set of iOS 7, according to multiple AppleCare employees. These people say that training began today, and AppleCare employees are required to complete the iOS 7 training by the second week of September.<p>The …

With Britain Out, Allies Abandon Obama on Syria

Will the U.S. now go it alone in Syria?<p>After the battle to secure a broad international coalition collapsed in disarray, President Obama has …

10 Vintage Trends We Want To See Come Back

It's safe to say that there are many trends that we were more than happy to see go (like butterfly clips and bandana tops). But sometimes, things were cool for a reason. Why doesn't anyone wear petticoats anymore? They add a little extra volume and can make any outfit look fancier. And why are …

The Best Fall Blushes To Maintain Your Summer Glow (PHOTOS)

Worried about your complexion turning dull as summer comes to an end? Then we'd suggest updating your makeup routine with a fall blush.<p>The dusty rose, berry and burgundy blushes that take over the beauty counter during autumn are perfect for maintaining a healthy flush of color. These rich shades …

As Seen on Naya Rivera and Shailene Woodley: 2 Ways to Create Statement Eye Makeup Using the Color Gray

We've discussed best beauty noms at the VMAs and three quirky moments you may have missed, but I'd like to chat about Naya Rivera's and Shailene Woodley's use of gray statement eye makeup. Kind of sexy, kind of rock 'n' roll, no? I caught up with their makeup artists, Jo Baker and Gloria Noto, to …

Glam Belleza Latina: Latina beauty trends, hairstyle ideas

Beauty

The Battle Over the Business of Recreational Marijuana

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Nearly 10 months after Colorado and Washington state legalized the use and sale of recreational …

Impeaching Obama May Be Absurd But That Won’t Stop the Right Wing Fringe

The recent talk of impeaching the president is sheer silliness, but that doesn’t mean it can’t become a litmus-test issue in the next election, …

Syria’s agony, Washington’s quandary

The international community is poised to act in Syria. But will it do any good?<p>Jean MacKenzie<p>August 28, 2013 12:22pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on GlobalPost.<p>It's all but official: The United States and its allies have accepted that the Syrian government used chemical weapons against its …

6 horrifying facts about the rich

<b>Screenshot from the "Koch Brothers Exposed" trailer (Screenshot from the "Koch Brothers Exposed" trailer)</b><p>It’s not just the 1 percent that’s wreaking havoc on our economy<p>Paul Buchheit<p>August 28, 2013 12:30pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on Alternet.<p>First of all, who are they? Mostly the 1 …

Obama's Plan For Attacking Syria Would Be Another Gigantic Flip-Flop

"I want to make clear and submit to the United States Senate pointing out the president has no authority to unilaterally attack Iran," Biden said on the campaign trail, in response to a hypothetical question about what he would do if then-President George W. Bush ordered a strike on Iran.<p>"And I …