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This is what Carl Icahn would do first if he ruled America

If Carl Icahn were king of the United States (and if there were a king of the United States), he knows exactly what he'd do first — tackle corporate tax reform.<p>"The immediate thing would be to get this repatriation and get companies back into the country," Icahn said in an interview with Business …

Markets

Obama lawyers asked secret court to ignore public court's decision on spying

Justice Department’s national security chief cites six-month transition period in the USA Freedom Act as a reason to turn the bulk surveillance spigot back on<p>The Obama administration has asked a secret surveillance court to ignore a federal court that found bulk surveillance illegal and to once …

7 ludicrous Rand Paul moments that tell you everything you need to know

Today Rand Paul announces his candidacy for president, so we’ve compiled a crash course on the Republican senator<p>Rand Paul is set to officially announce his presidential campaign in Louisville, Kentucky, Tuesday morning.<p>For those unfamiliar with Paul, it could prove difficult over the following …

Brazil

Ted Cruz and our cynical “Walking Dead” politics: “He’s a complete charlatan, you know”

Ted Cruz is a political nihilist and a creature of the very cynicism his scorched-earth politics helped create<p>When Ted Cruz announced his candidacy for the presidency at Liberty University in Virginia, he did so by citing “a 38-year-old lawyer named Patrick Henry” who, in Cruz’s words, “stood up …

Republicans

Q&A: Gemma Arterton, actor

‘Who would play me? Emma Stone, if she could pull off a Kent accent’<p>Born in Kent, Arterton, 29, graduated from Rada. Her movies include St Trinian’s, Quantum Of Solace, Tamara Drewe and Song For Marion. On TV, she played the title role in Tess Of The d’Urbervilles, and her stage work includes The …

David Bowie
Retirement

Addicts' Lives Matter: Here's Why We Need a Hashtag -- and a Total Change of Attitude

For the past few months, I have been watching the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter as it exposes the unpunished killings of African-Americans -- Trayvon and Michael and Eric, and all the other names that never make the news, because there are so many, and it never seems to stop. I had a very personal …

Billie Holiday

ESPN - Android Apps on Google Play

The ESPN App is the #1 Sports App in the market. From your phone you get up-to-the-minute scores, complete news coverage, live streaming games and …

Televisions

George Lucas was planning to release Star Wars Episode 7 and then sell Lucasfilm

George Lucas washed his hands of Star Wars when Disney bought Lucasfilm, but prior to the acquisition, he had been developing his own version of what might have been Episodes 7 through 9, he said in an interview with USA Today.<p>Lucas sold the the company he founded in 1971 to Disney for $4.05 …

6 astounding facts about our super-rich Congress

Altogether, its members are worth billions. Not bad for one of the least productive Congresses in U.S. history<p>Despite a performance rating that’s nearly the lowest it’s ever been, members of Congress are richer than ever. In fact, a Center for Responsive Politics study finds that, on average, one …

Scientists Have Discovered an On/Off Switch For Ageing Cells

Image: mopic/Shutterstock<p>In our bodies, our cells are constantly dividing in order to replenish our lungs, skin, liver and other organs. But most …

Is Pluto A Planet After All? Bill Nye Weighs In On The Debate

When astronomers stripped Pluto of its status as a planet in 2006, children and grown-ups raised a ruckus. Some kids even sent hate mail to the Hayden Planetarium complaining about Pluto's "demotion" to dwarf planet status.<p>"Why do you think Pluto is no longer a planet?" Emerson York, then a …

Does the human eye prove that God exists?

Darwin was baffled by it; Christians see it as evidence of the divine. Will science ever unlock the secrets of the human eye?<p><b>When the body of Dr Yoshiki Sasai,</b> an eminent Japanese biologist, was discovered in August this year, his death was widely mourned across the world of <b>science</b>. Not just for …

Charles Darwin
Honda

Sexual Assault Charges to Be Dropped After Army General Pleads Guilty to Lesser Charges

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Jeffrey Sinclair, a U.S. Army general from the celebrated 82nd Airborne Division, will reportedly …

Time To Buy China?

Late last year, <i>Asia Confidential</i> made a seemingly outrageous call: that junior gold miners would likely prove the great contrarian trade of 2014. At the time, these stocks were the most hated assets on the planet. By a distance. But valuations were at more than decade lows. And many companies were …

Lawsuit will test GM immunity for pre-2009 deaths

The tragic deaths of two teenage girls from Wisconsin in a 2006 crash in a Chevrolet Cobalt left their families reeling, but they felt they had no legal recourse against General Motors.<p>Now the 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt in which they died is the subject of a highly publicized recall more than seven …

Journalism

Social inequity vs. the environment is a false choice

It’s time we stop pretending that inequality and environmental decline are two separate problems<p>As he begins his last few years in office, President Obama is finally addressing the worsening inequality in this country. In his State of the Union speech, he declared: “Inequality has deepened. Upward …

Various Artists: Divergent: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

<i>Divergent</i>, Hollywood's next big <i>Hunger Games</i>, is based on a bestselling trilogy of teen novels set in a dystopian future. The movie's soundtrack …

Kendrick Lamar

Marvel Still Hasn't Learned Its Lesson About Marketing Black Widow

It's hard to see this as a step up from the infamous hand-out photo that found the Marvel assassin unarmed and sticking her butt out. Here's what I thought of when I saw the new poster: Marianne Faithfull in the biker exploitation movie <i>Girl on a Motorcycle</i>— a movie retitled <i>Naked Under Leather</i> in …

Marvel Universe

The New 'Game of Thrones' Season 4 Trailer Makes Us Wish We Were President

HBO has released yet another "Game of Thrones" Season 4 trailer, and now our anticipation has turned from harmless enthusiasm to an unhealthy, hopeless obsession. Also, President Obama wielded his White House powers to nab himself advanced copies of Season 4, making literally every American citizen …

Anthony Mackie Talks Falcon’s Origins in CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER Promos

Scarlett Johansson interview: 'I would way rather not have middle ground'

The star talks to Carole Cadwalladr about playing an alien in Under the Skin – Jonathan Glazer's low-budget sci-fi film set in Glasgow – and her role in the recent SodaStream controversy<p>Mark Kermode reviews Under the Skin<p>There is something very levelling about seeing a major Hollywood star walking …

8 New Screenshots for BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT

Is Lizzie a Killer? The Walking Dead Creator Says Tonight’s Shocking Episode Is a Must-Watch Event

What follows is a spoiler-free speculation on what tonight’s “shocking” episode of <i>The Walking Dead</i> might have in store. We haven’t received any screeners or any advance notice of what will go down in “The Grove,” the 14th episode of the season, but we do know that you should set your DVR. Wait, …

Walking

Gandalf's Sword is Forged into GAME OF THRONES' Iron Throne

5 Ways Retro Gaming Trumps Modern Gaming

If you are reading this, chances are you are a fan of older video games and know that they have many merits. However, many of todays gamers who go …

Retrogaming

The Camaro Z/28 Is So Fast, It Outran Its Own Tires. Here's How Chevy Fixed It.

It's well known that the Chevy Camaro Z/28 has the widest front tires of any production car. At 305 mm wide, those tires produce tremendous …

Sports Cars