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Clueless rich kids on the rise: How millennial aristocrats will destroy our future

Today’s wealthy are far more likely to have inherited their fortunes. Here’s why that’s going to doom our politics<p>Prevailing neoliberal ideology, which perverts<p>capitalism as an economic system into capitalism as an unyielding political ideology, lurks in the shadows of almost every major issue in …

House Votes To End DEA Raids On Legal Medical Marijuana Operations

"Marijuana does not make people commit crime. It makes them overeat," Rep. Steve Cohen said. The amendment passed 219-189.<p>WASHINGTON — The House passed an amendment late Thursday night to restrict the Drug Enforcement Administration from targeting medical marijuana operations in states where it is …

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50 people turning 50 in 2014

Halo PC is Shutting Down [Update] | Beyond Entertainment

<b>UPDATE</b>: Today it was announced via <b>Gameranger</b>, they would be hosting and running: Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo: Combat Evolved Demo and Halo: Custom …

Halo

Biden: Illegal immigrants are 'already Americans'

The nearly 12 million illegal immigrants in the United States are already citizens, as far as Vice President Biden is concerned.<p>"You know, 11 million …

Tennessee lawmakers introduce proposal to jail women for their pregnancy outcomes

“Nobody wants to see a mom behind bars,” says state lawmaker trying to put moms behind bars<p>Lawmakers in Tennessee are currently considering two proposals that could lead to the arrest and criminal prosecution of pregnant people found to be using drugs.<p>"While nobody wants to see a mom behind bars, …

Federal Appeals Court Rejects Challenge To Texas Abortion Restrictions

A reversal of Planned Parenthood's challenge to the restrictions passed last year.<p>WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court rejected Planned Parenthood's challenge to Texas' restrictive abortion law passed last summer, save for one small exception.<p>Thursday's unanimous decision of a three-judge panel of …

Why Sanctions Don't Work

The EU has joined the U.S. and is imposing sanctions on 21 people in Russia and Crimea and has said it will consider harsher sanctions when it meets this week.<p>Morgan Stanley's Russia economics and strategy team writes that they are "cautious about the effectiveness of sanctions on Russia."<p>"Russia …

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CONFIRMED: Season 4 Of ‘American Horror Story’ Will Take Place At A Carnival

Back in January rumors abounded — as rumors will do — that the upcoming fourth season of <i>American Horror Story</i> would be set in a circus or a carnival or some other setting that would allow the show to parade out a series of terrifying clowns. The rumors were accompanied by “leaked” posters, like …

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Cross-Laminated Timber is the Most Advanced Building Material

Cross-Laminated Timber Continues to Impress Builders and Engineers<p>On a cloudy day in early October, the architect Andrew Waugh circles the base of a nondescript apartment tower in Shoreditch, a neighborhood in East London. Shoreditch suffered heavily during the blitz of World War II—“urban renewal, …

Kerry to Ukraine as World Calls for Calm in Crimea

Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Ukraine on Tuesday to meet with both legislators and civilians, the Obama administration announced Sunday afternoon as European leaders called for calm in the midst of international outrage over Russia’s hostile takeover of Crimea.<p>A senior administration …

Russia

Ukraine: The D.C. battle that wasn't

At last, Washington has found a fight it does not want to have.<p>When the Russian parliament authorized the deployment of military forces in Ukraine, sending black-clad gunmen into the former Soviet Republic, it might have been expected to touch off yet another battle between the White House and …

Pro-Russia Protesters Face-Off With Cops in Kharkiv, Ukraine

A group of pro-Russian protesters from the minority Cossack community, once the patrolmen of Russia's borderlands, faced-off with riot police outside a government building in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv on Monday, NBC News producer Carlo Angerer reports.<p>Dozens were injured on Saturday …

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Russians Seize More Crimean Facilities, Demand Ukrainians Surrender

Russian forces seized two more Ukrainian facilities in Crimea today as others surrounded Ukrainian military bases, demanding their surrender.<p>In …

Best Oscar Speeches of All Time: Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep & More

There’s one real reason we all tune in to the Oscars each year: to watch A-list celebrities cry. Who’s delivered the best speeches ever? Here’s our …

Couple Poses With Gas Masks For Their Wedding Photos To Protest Heavy Pollution In China

A couple of Chinese newlyweds decided to take their wedding photos in a dark and striking direction to protest their country’s out-of-control …

45 Cool Photos National Geographic Kept Hidden In The Archives

1 of 46<p>A Thai woman poses in a Panung, the national costume, 1907.<p>2 of 46<p>A rainbow arches over Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.<p>3 of 46<p>A portrait of an …

32 American Presidents Share Their Best Life Advice

Some of them hated it. Some of them loved it. All of them learned from it.<p>Since George Washington's inauguration, 43 men have occupied the White House to perform one of the most difficult jobs in the world. Some defined their terms with great accomplishments or grave misjudgments; others barely …

Ronald Reagan

The Mount Rushmore Fight Club: A History of Hating Presidents

We may think our modern partisans are nasty, but what about the critics who called Washington ‘Machiavellian,’ Jefferson a ‘howling atheist,’ and …

Latest World News, Videos & Photos

French police officer Arnaud Beltrame is being remembered as a hero<p>Investigation continues after the mysterious deaths of an American family in Mexico<p>…

Is This the End of Hugo Chavez’s Venezuela?

In the midst of runaway violence, inflation, and shortages of basic goods, Venezuela’s youth have taken to the streets—to take on its Orwellian …