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Francis Lawrence On How Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Death Affected ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2‘

The installments of <i>The Hunger Games</i> film franchise directed by Francis Lawrence (which is all of them except the first film) have been greeted, for the most part, positively. That was especially true of <i>Catching Fire</i>, and the reviews for <i>The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2</i> have been very good so …

Months-old Kenya attack trends on social media amid Paris posts

In the hours after the deadly terrorist attack in Paris, social media was filled with signs of solidarity. A photo of a cousin in front of the Eiffel tower. Your aunt saying she's praying. You scrolled through profile picture after profile picture, overlaid with the red, white and blue of the …

Social Media

The world's fastest SUV comes in an ultra-exclusive First Edition

Earlier today, Bentley introduced the Bentayga First Edition to a small group of owners and media in a leafy garden at the Sunset Marquis Hotel in Hollywood before the kickoff of this week's Los Angeles Auto Show. The First Edition consists of initial 608 examples of Bentley’s first-ever SUV, of …

Breitling

Elizabeth Warren’s New Warning About Retirement Affects Everyone

A dire new report from the senator highlights the kickbacks financial agents receive from selling annuities to people investing for retirement.<p>Massachusetts senator and financial crusader <b>Elizabeth Warren</b> plans on taking on a new foe, on top of the banks and student lenders and income inequality: …

Retirement

Why Does the (White) Lower Middle Class Vote Republican?

During the 2008 Presidential election, 51% of white voters who earned less than $50,000<p>a year voted for John McCain. The Pew Research Center reported that, during the 2012 election, the GOP held a 54 percent to 37 per cent advantage over Democrats among whites without a college degree -- which …

Income Inequality

Bernie Sanders Calls for an End to Federal Prohibition on Marijuana

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders called for ending the prohibition on marijuana Wednesday evening at an event for college students at George Mason University in Northern Virginia.<p>“In my view, the time is long overdue for us to remove the federal prohibition on marijuana,” Sanders …

Cannabis
United States

Facing hostile Black Lives Matter protesters, Garcetti's South L.A. forum ends abruptly

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti faced throngs of hostile protesters at a community meeting Monday night as chaos descended on a gathering that had been intended as a forum for him to improve his fraught relationship with the black communities of South L.A.<p>The meeting at Holman United Methodist …

Republican Chairman Of Benghazi Committee Caught Making Bogus Accusation Against Hillary Clinton

Trey Gowdy, the chair of the Select Committee on Benghazi, leveled a very serious charge against Hillary Clinton in an October 7 letter. Gowdy …

George W. Bush’s military lies: The real story about the undeniable service gaps he got away with

The CBS report at the heart of a new film might been false. But the underlying question about his service remains<p>Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein weren't just journalistic heroes in the normal sense. Their work on Watergate redefined the journalistic world they inhabited, making them more like …

Journalism

Cruz: Black Lives Matter Is ‘Literally Suggesting And Embracing And Celebrating The Murder Of Police’

KALONA, IA — At a campaign stop in rural Iowa on Wednesday, Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz told ThinkProgress that activists with the …

Hip-Hop

A-Trak Explains How His Team Pulled Off The 'Impossible' Young Thug Video<p>Aaron Williams 03.20.18 2 days ago<p>Tay-K's Capital Murder Case Is The Quintessential American Tragedy<p>Aaron Williams 03.19.18 3 days ago 16 Comments<p>Why Lil Xan's 'Betrayed' May Secretly Be One Of Rap's Best Anti-Drug Anthems …

Report: Lincoln Continental to Premiere at Detroit Auto Show

Following earlier confirmation that the production Lincoln Continental luxury sedan would debut in 2016, a new report says it could arrive as early …

Lincoln Continental

This Supreme Court Case Could Upend The Way Democracy Works

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court this term could change how states meet the basic democratic goal of "one person, one vote." Ironically, a victory for the conservative plaintiffs who brought the case may turn on a national survey that Republicans have tried to eliminate.<p>In the Supreme Court case of …

Right To Vote

Should Black Lives Matter Focus on 'Black-on-Black' Murders?

Critics who charge that prioritizing police killings over other, more prevalent forms of violence misunderstand the purpose and methods of the movement.<p>Over the years, John McWhorter, a linguistics scholar at Columbia University, and Glenn Loury, a Brown University economist, have conducted a …

Justice

Daniel Craig: 'I'd Rather Slash My Wrists' Than Do Another Bond Film

Seems like Daniel Craig’s had enough of the shaken-but-not-stirred <i>James Bond</i> life.<p>The actor—who’s portrayed the British spy for three films and will …

James Bond

U.S. to release 6,000 inmates in one of the largest mass discharges from federal prisons in American history

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department is preparing to release roughly 6,000 inmates from federal prisons starting at the end of this month as part of …

Upcoming Supreme Court Cases That Could Change History

Many liberals are nervous about the upcoming Supreme Court term – and they should be<p>October rolling around means the start of another Supreme Court …

Movable Walls Transform Giant Studio Into Two-Bedroom Pad

As Ikea works on bringing movable walls to the masses, a recent project completed by Spanish design firm <b>PKMN Architectures</b> offers a good look at how a super flexible apartment might actually work. The studio, which previously conceiveda transformable flat with sliding chipboard shelves, this time …

Here's What Your Member Of Congress Can Actually Do For You

Congress the institution might be useless, but the members of Congress who represent you can be quite helpful.<p>Representatives and senators have entire teams of staff members devoted to serving their constituents, regardless of whether you voted for that person on Election Day. If you aren't sure …

U.S. Air Force

There's a new, emerging threat to Obamacare — and it's coming from Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders

The newest threat to the law, though, is unique. It came this week from one of Obama's friendliest allies — the Democratic front-runner to succeed him in the Oval Office.<p>Hillary Clinton, Obama's former secretary of state, said Tuesday that she favored repealing the law's so-called Cadillac tax.<p>"Too …

Health Care

Talib Kweli, terror “threat”: Why listening to a civil rights speech got him probed by the federal government

“They pulled me into a little secret room in the airport, and they started asking me questions”<p>Brooklyn rapper Talib Kweli was, in 2002, riding high off two critically acclaimed early albums. He wasn’t quite a household name, but he was a superstar among hip hop heads and revered by fellow …

Black History

Marijuana ‘infinitely worse’ than tobacco, should be discouraged: Harper

Marijuana is "infinitely worse" than tobacco and its use should be widely discouraged in Canada, Conservative Leader Stephen Harper says.<p>The remarks come the morning after the federal leaders' French-language debate, in which Harper's clash with Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau over the issue of …

Canada

20 Hilarious Anti-Cannabis Commercials/PSAs (Hit the Bong & Enjoy)