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The Grifting Wing vs. The Governing Wing

While the Tea Party is busy lining its pockets, the rest of the Republicans are actually trying to get things done.<p>Vocabulary.com defines a grifter as: <i>A grifter is a con artist—someone who swindles people out of money through fraud. If there’s one type of person you don’t want to trust, it’s a</i> …

Love at any size

For too many men, my weight is a problem, or a fetish. But I want somebody who will hold my hand — and more<p>We’re sitting on the sofa in my studio apartment, mere inches from the bed where, moments earlier, his mouth and hands teased the rolls and folds of my body, where he’d turned my back-fat into …

Goldilocks and the Bear Market

The economy grew at an impressive rate of four percent in the second quarter of this year, according to a government report released on Wednesday. But the stock market promptly tanked. The Dow lost more than 317 points Thursday and another 70 points Friday.<p>What gives? Financial markets like it when …

Mosque-Building Bin Ladens Buy Marble Once Used for Churches

Osama’s family business has bought into the Carrara quarries, which supplied the marble for some of Christianity’s greatest icons—and for the Freedom …

Common Core education standards: why they're contested left and right

More than two-thirds of states quickly adopted Common Core in 2010, but four years later, the standards seem to have become, among other things, a …

A Single Mother Prepares for War

A reminder of the challenges low-income women face when they're deployed<p>Becoming soldiers again, that was the task. This time they were given almost an entire year to prepare. Desma had been telling her children for months that there might be a deployment coming, but when she said it’s definite and …

Strike in Gaza near U.N. school leaves 10 dead, 35 wounded

It has yet to be confirmed, but it appears to be from an Israeli airstrike, according to a U.N. official<p>RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — A United Nations school sheltering displaced people in the southern Gaza Strip was hit Sunday by what a U.N. official said appeared to be an Israeli airstrike, as the …

Can Google Build A Typeface To Support Every Written Language?

Google has taken on its fair share of ambitious projects — digitizing millions and millions of books, mapping the whole world, pioneering self-driving cars. It's a company that doesn't shy away from grand plans.<p>But one recent effort, despite its rather lofty scope, has escaped much notice. The …

The guide to a political vacation

Hillary Clinton is heading to the Hamptons this month, while Marco Rubio already kicked back by a North Carolina lake. Lindsey Graham is sneaking in some golf — and Mark Warner won’t tell the press where he’s going.<p>It’s vacation season, and for many politicians, both on and off the ballot this …

Weekend Reading: "Ethnic Plastic Surgery"; Women, Work, and Race; and More

In his Op-Ed for the <i>Times</i> on Thursday, Charles Blow says we’re living in an age of identity—“a time when more people are asserting themselves as nonconformists as they recognize that there is a variety of intersections to subjugation.” Read it alongside Maureen O’Connor’s <i>New York</i> cover story, “Is …

How House Republicans Sabotage Their Presidential Candidates

House Re­pub­lic­ans’ bill to undo one of Pres­id­ent Obama’s im­mig­rant-pro­tec­tion pro­grams will nev­er be­come law. But it could still cause …

Lindsay Lohan Uploads Bikini Selfie In Poorly-Lit Hotel Room

Good morning to you from Lindsay Lohan, star of OWN docu-series "Lindsay" and person who is in a poorly lit hotel room right now. What a lovely morning it is. After a night of "reflection" and "me time," Lindsay woke up to see the sun shining. Rifling through her unpacked suitcases, without even …

UK condemnation of Israel would threaten peace hopes, says minister

The government is right not to condemn Israel's incursion into Gaza because an "ultra-critical" stance against either side could jeopardise the UK's role in encouraging a ceasefire, a Conservative cabinet minister has said.<p>Chris Grayling, the justice secretary, made the case for Britain to remain …

The Brewing Battle for Baghdad

The Islamic State threatens Baghdad and hopes to provoke a new civil war. But Iraq’s capital won’t fall without a bloody fight.<p>BAGHDAD, Iraq -- On …

No bail for teens charged with Little Village murder

Three teens charged in the Friday night killing of a 16-year-old boy in the Little Village neighborhood targeted the victim because they were looking for rival gang members, Cook County prosecutors said Sunday.<p>Andrew Anania, 18, and 15-year-olds Ricardo Cortez and Eduardo Moreno all face …

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65 Words Just Caused Argentina's $29-Billion Default

A tale of debt and difficult English<p>At the stroke of midnight last night, Argentina officially defaulted on $29 billion worth of debt. It was the eighth time in its history, and the second time in 13 years, that Argentina told its foreign creditors it would not pay its bills.<p>But this time was …

State gay marriage bans face largest attack yet

CINCINNATI — The broadest attack yet on states' gay marriage bans will be Wednesday in a packed courtroom in downtown Cincinnati, where lawyers challenging four states' prohibitions will stand shoulder to shoulder in hopes of convincing a three-judge panel that the bans are unconstitutional.<p>The …