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All eyes are on California Chrome, but there's no such thing as a sure thing in horse racing

Confidence ran high in the Kentucky Derby champion.<p>Bred for stamina by one of America's grand old racing families and fine-tuned by one of the sport's most respected trainers, Orb went off as a commanding 3-5 favorite in the 2013 Preakness.<p>Two minutes later, he was another unsuccessful Triple Crown …

No, Horse Racing Can't Be Saved—Even by a Triple Crown Winner

Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome will now compete at Belmont after all, but even a historic win there won't provide the popularity boost some expect for the sport.<p>Yesterday, a one-day crisis over the possibility that Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome would …

White House Rejects Idea Of Creating An Obamacare CEO

Advocates have been quietly pushing the idea of a CEO who would set marketplace rules, coordinate with insurers and state regulators on the health plans offered for sale, supervise enrollment campaigns and oversee technology, according to several sources familiar with discussions between advocates …

Colorado's marijuana sales to start

DENVER — A gleaming white Apple store of weed is how Andy Williams sees his new Denver marijuana dispensary.<p>Two floors of pot-growing rooms will have windows showing the shopping public how the mind-altering plant is grown. Shoppers will be able to peruse drying marijuana buds and see pot trimmers …

The year in misery: 2013

<b>(AP/Lt. Col. Leslie Pratt/Gary W. Green/Trinacria Photo via Shutterstock)</b><p>Totalized surveillance, civilian drone deaths, war crimes, racist policing and more. Happy Holidays, America!<p>Natasha Lennard<p>December 29, 2013 2:00pm (UTC)<p>Misery, some say, possesses a strange quality. Like pain, you can't have …

The 13 Best Movie Posters Of 2013

While we've been talking a lot about the best and worst movies of the year, we haven't discussed the ads used to promote them.<p>Millions of dollars are spent on ad campaigns to get us into theater seats. While most posters are forgettable, here are the ones that went above and beyond to break the …

2014 Chevrolet SS vs. 2013 Dodge Charger SRT8 392 | Comparison Test

From the January 2014 Issue of <b>Car and Driver</b><p>TESTED<p>Chevrolet laid its groundwork for the new SS with a profile body for the 2013 NASCAR circuit. The racing Chevy SS and the racing Dodge Charger would have each been that rarest of things: a V-8 rear-drive Sprint Cup competitor modeled after a V-8 …

Watch this gamer prove why you should never drive drunk

During the holiday season, there's always an extra push to show the dangers of drinking and driving, and while the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has enlisted the help of <i>Robocop</i> for its recent campaign, a Belgian group called Responsible Young Drivers is looking to reach out to a …

Refreshing or Revolting: 2015 Subaru WRX

View 14 Photos<p>The Subaru WRX has never been known for its looks and the new 2015 Subaru WRX that recently debuted at the Los Angeles Auto Show is no exception to that rule. Though it has lost the Impreza moniker and shares less with the standard Impreza than ever before, the new 2015 WRX follows …

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So 2013 is drawing to a close, the weather is decidedly foul—for Northerners, at least—and we’ll soon have our fill of champagne. Sounds like the perfect time to curl up and read the hottest reviews we published in 2013. Enjoy the list, and Happy New Year from all of us at <i>Car and Driver</i>.<p>In Europe, …

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Pro-'Duck' petition tops 250K

A petition calling for the reinstatement of Phil Robertson on “Duck Dynasty” on Friday surpassed its goal of a quarter-million signatures.<p>The “I Stand with Phil” petition, which met its target of 250,000 signatures by more than 1,600 as of Friday morning, calls for A&E to immediately reinstate …

Celebrity stories of 2013 that made us cringe

A look back at some 2013 celebrity stories that made us shudder or cringe — sometimes with disgust, others in embarrassment. A few of them pretty much wrote themselves...

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"Duck Dynasty" Star Back On Air After Controversy

Photo: Courtesy of A&E.<p>After <i>Duck Dynasty</i> star Phil Robertson stirred up controversy during a <i>GQ</i> interview — equating homosexuality with bestiality, …

The Science Of Why You Tell Secrets After Sex

ILLUSTRATED BY AMMIEL MENDOZA.<p>Have you ever spilled a secret while in the sack only to later wonder what compelled you to blurt out that particular …

Tinder Creator Thinks Women Aren't Into Hooking Up

Illustrated by Austin Watts.<p>Well, it looks like we wasted a good majority of 2013 using Tinder for all the wrong reasons (not that we actually use …

10 Free Apps To Make Your Life (Or A Bad Blind Date) Easier

Photo: Courtesy of unroll.me.<p><i>Introducing LadyBits, an ultra-cool collective of tech journalists who look at the world with smart, lady lenses. And</i> …

Lulu: The Best/Worst Thing To Happen To Dating

Photo: Courtesy of Bek Andersen<p>Last month, the <i>New York Times</i> penned a piece about the new woman-designed app, Lulu, painting it as a sort of girls’ …

You Got A New iPhone: Now What?

If you're reading this, it probably means that this is, in fact, your first time at the Apple mobile rodeo, and you're looking for some guidance on …

Anderson Silva Must Consider Retirement After Gruesome Leg Injury

No esteemed athlete wants to call it quits on a low note, but Anderson Silva must consider ending his career after suffering a devastating leg injury at UFC 168.<p>During his rematch against middleweight champion Chris Weidman, Silva's leg snapped out of place during the second round. As a result, …

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Michigan vs. Kansas State: Score, Grades, More from 2013 Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl

The Kansas State Wildcats brutalized the remains of a Michigan Wolverines program that had a terrible calendar year via a 31-14 blowout in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Ariz. on Dec. 28.<p>The Wildcats amassed 420 total yards to the Wolverines' 261, primarily behind the …

Chris Weidman defends title

LAS VEGAS -- One of the most anticipated rematches in UFC history produced an unforgettable ending.<p>A rare, brutal, crazy unforgettable ending.<p>Chris …

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