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The Case Against Clemency: Expert Says Snowden's Leaks Hurt Security

A former NSA general counsel tells NPR's <i>Morning Edition</i> that Edward Snowden advertised his theft of government secrets as an act of civil disobedience and should take responsibility.<p>"He did the crime — he should do the time," says Stewart Baker, also a former assistant secretary of Homeland …

Celebrity stories of 2013 that made us cringe

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The Week in Review: The 50th Anniversary of the JFK Assassination

Inside Flipboard / November 22, 2013<p>This week marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The youngest elected …

Here's Why Both Parties Lie All The Time About Health Care

A lot of the recent complaints about the Affordable Care Act go back to one theme: The law makes health care more expensive for some people with moderate incomes. This is true and it's a design feature of the law. And Democrats didn't want people to understand this about the law, so they lied.<p>The …

The 10 Best Books Of The Year (So Far), According To Amazon

Back in July, we wrote about Amazon editors' selections for best books that were released between January and June. Now, Amazon is back with an updated list of the Best Books of 2013 (so far).<p>Here are the top 10 books from this year, according to Amazon editors.<p>1. "<b>The Goldfinch"</b> by Donna Tartt: …

Ten of the most expensive celebrity engagement rings | My Wedding Scrapbook

<b>Engagement season</b> is just round the corner. Forget Valentine’s Day, December, with its festive cheer, romantic winter white backdrops and endless …

23 Defining Traits Of Your Favorite Teacher

When "teacher" = mentor, friend, and partner in crime.

10 Deserted Places and Why They Were Abandoned

With a total population of over 7 billion people, it's hard to imagine that any place in the world could be abandoned. And yet, they exist, each one …

14 Literary Posters That Turn Famous Authors' Words Into Art

Who doesn't love a good literature-meets-graphic-design project?<p>We came across the work of Obvious State's Evan Robertson last year when he debuted his series of clever literary posters based on the words of authors like Ernest Hemingway and Kurt Vonnegut. Turning pithy quotes into whimsical works …