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Playboy Magazine’s Unlikely History of Abortion-Rights Activism

Playboy, May, 1963<p><b>Much will be said about Hugh Hefner’s legacy</b>, the polarizing man who created <i>Playboy</i> in 1953 and who died Tuesday at age 91, but a …

The 9 most cringe-worthy moments in ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ history

By Bethonie Butler<p>Bethonie Butler<p>Reporter covering television and pop culture<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Reporter<p>“Curb Your Enthusiasm” returns to HBO Sunday after more than six years off the air. A lot has changed in the world since we left Larry (and Leon) in Paris, but it’s a pretty safe bet that the new …

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The bizarre story behind Playboy’s highest-selling issue ever

By Emily Yahr<p>Emily Yahr<p>Style reporter covering pop culture and entertainment<p>Email Bio Follow<p>After the death of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, who died Wednesday at age 91, recollections of the magazine’s most famous moments poured in. But one of the publication’s strangest stories involves its …

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Hugh Hefner’s <i>Playboy</i> did a lot of great journalism. Here are a few highlights.

<b>Playboy</b> <b>founder Hugh Hefner</b> died yesterday at 91. No matter your personal feelings about the man or his work, Hefner printed “more serious journalism …

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What does North Korea want?

By Julie Vitkovskaya<p>Julie Vitkovskaya<p>Digital enterprise<p>Email Bio Follow<p><i>In this occasional series, we will bring you up to speed on the biggest national security stories of the week.</i><p>North Korea and the United States have exchanged alarmingly confrontational statements in recent weeks, fueling fears …

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Hugh Hefner created a magazine that was decades ahead of its time

<i>Playboy Magazine</i> founder Hugh Hefner leaves behind a polarising personal legacy, reflective of the divisiveness of the man and the myth which …

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Phoenix Rising: A Century Of Asia's Markets And Economic Highlights

<i>Forbes is celebrating 100 years of its business-empowering magazine. To commemorate the milestone in Asia, we take a look back at regional markets and economies over the past century.</i><p>Japan, Hong Kong, and Indonesia are home to some of Asia’s longest-running stock market exchanges. Igniting the …

Mark Zuckerberg: Focus On The Change You Want To Make

My hope was never to build a company. I was driven by a sense of purpose to connect people and bring us closer together.<p>A couple years after starting Facebook, some big companies wanted to buy us. Nearly everyone else wanted to sell, but I didn’t. I wanted to see if we could connect more people. It …

Jeff Bezos: The Secret To Keeping Millions Of Customers Satisfied

We’re in the midst of a gigantic transition, where customers have incredible power as a result of transparency and word of mouth. It used to be that if you made a customer happy, they would tell five friends. Now with the megaphone of the internet, whether online customer reviews or social media, …

Trump’s NFL Anthem Crusade Angers Billionaire Campaign Donors

President Donald Trump put NFL owners in an unwanted spotlight this weekend with his suggestion, starting at a rally in Alabama on Friday and …

In showings of protest and solidarity, NFL teams respond to Trump’s criticisms

By Liz Clarke and<p>Abby Phillip<p>Abby Phillip<p>Reporter<p>Bio<p>Some stood. Some kneeled. Some remained in the locker room, choosing to speak through their absence from the NFL's pregame ceremonies, in which the American flag is displayed and the national anthem sung.<p>But from London to Los Angeles, virtually …

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Internet Use Is On The Rise In Myanmar, But Better Options Are Needed

Myanmar is one of the great internet stories of recent years, with millions of people coming online after decades of being virtually cut off from the rest of the world due to government oppression. In less than a decade, the country’s digital population has soared, with 97% growth in internet users …

The History of Sears Predicts Nearly Everything Amazon Is Doing

One hundred years ago, a retail giant that shipped millions of products by mail moved swiftly into the brick-and-mortar business, changing it forever. Is that happening again?<p>Amazon comes to conquer brick-and-mortar retail, not to bury it. In the last two years, the company has opened 11 physical …

Hurricane Irma just made a digital walkie-talkie the No. 1 app online

By Peter Holley<p>Peter Holley<p>Technology reporter<p>Email Bio Follow<p>As Hurricane Harvey dropped anchor over Southeast Texas last week, Zello became the go-to app for rescuers working to save thousands of people trapped by floodwaters.<p>Within days of Harvey’s arrival, the app saw a 20-fold increase in …

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Watch people take selfies as they’re engulfed by Hurricane Irma in Key West

<i>Update 9/10/2017, 10:15 a.m. ET: The southernmost point livestream seems to have crashed, and no other reliable streams can be found. Roughly six hours of southernmost point buoy footage can be found here.</i><p>The most fascinating thing on the internet right now is a livestream of the continental United …

How Hurricanes Change The Earth's Surface

Thanks to the satellite-based GPS, geologists can measure changes to the Earth’s surface over large areas and time. The system is used to measure slow tectonic movements, like the creep of large faults. On Monday, the Nevada Geodetic Laboratory published a map showing how the GPS monitoring points …

Thinking of staying put in the path of Hurricane Irma? Think again

When a hurricane is barreling toward your state, you have two options: Leave or stay. One is inconvenient. The other can be fatal.<p>On Friday, as Hurricane Irma set its sights on Florida, thousands of residents boarded planes and crowded onto highways to evacuate.<p>Florida Gov.<p>Rick Scotturged people to …

Florida braces for Irma's wrath: Residents pack shelters, visit bars as they await monster storm

By Sarah Larimer<p>Sarah Larimer<p>General assignment reporter covering national and breaking news<p>Email Bio Follow<p><i>Floridians were bracing for Hurricane Irma’s impact as the menacing storm barreled toward the state. You can find The Post’s coverage of Hurricane Irma here and on the Capital Weather Gang</i> …

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‘Enjoy your life. Carajo!’ Miami takes one last breath before Hurricane Irma

Stay inside, authorities warned. This storm could kill you, they said. We are not out of the woods.<p>But as Hurricane Irma began to swing west of Miami …

A stunning new study shows that Fox News is more powerful than we ever imagined

It could even be flipping elections.<p>Fox News is, by far, America’s dominant TV news channel; in the second quarter of 2017, Fox posted 2.35 million total viewers in primetime versus 1.64 million for MSNBC and 1.06 million for CNN. Given that Fox was founded by a longtime Republican Party operative …

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NASA Is Tracking Monster Hurricanes Irma, Jose and Katia from Space

Hurricane Irma appears strikingly large on its course toward Florida in a new video from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration …

Hurricane Irma Could Soon Be Back to a Category 5

The science of weather prediction has come a long way since around 1950, when the first computer-generated forecasts were made. The forecasts of …

'Once the storm starts, law enforcement cannot save you': Fla. governor issues stern warning ahead of Irma

By Leonard Shapiro ,<p>Mark Berman and<p>Mark Berman<p>National news reporter<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Katie Zezima<p>Katie Zezima<p>National reporter covering vice<p>Email Bio Follow<p>POMPANO BEACH, Fla. — Hurricane Irma continues to hurtle toward Florida’s doorstep, threatening to ravage the state with destruction not seen in …

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Andrew was a monster; Irma could blow it out of the water

WASHINGTON (AP) — For an entire generation in South Florida, Hurricane Andrew was the monster storm that reshaped a region. Irma is likely to blow …

FEMA Head Says Hurricane Irma Will 'Devastate' Part of the U.S.

The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency said on Friday Hurricane Irma will devastate part of the United States and that U.S. officials …

Latest Irma track shifts west with hurricane watch widened

Hurricane Irma tightened her grip on South Florida Friday, becoming what everyone has long dreaded: a monster hurricane bearing down on a region with …

Facebook’s role in Trump’s win is clear. No matter what Mark Zuckerberg says.

By Margaret Sullivan<p>Margaret Sullivan<p>Media columnist<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Media columnist<p>What a ridiculous notion, Mark Zuckerberg scoffed shortly after the election, that his social-media company — innocent, well-intentioned Facebook — could have helped Donald Trump's win.<p>"Personally I think the idea …

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