Jill Pernell

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What Putin Gets Right About America

FIFA’s crimes are none of our business.<p>I hate to say it, but Vladimir Putin might be right. America says it no longer wants to be the world’s policeman. So why, as Putin complained, is the U.S. now acting like the world’s prosecutor?<p>The U.S. Justice Department charging multiple members of FIFA with …

Want To Know How You Would Do On The New SAT? Students Can Now Take Free Practice Tests

The College Board and Khan Academy unveiled a new set of tools Tuesday designed to make it easier for kids to study for the new SAT. The resources include four full-length practice tests, thousands of practice questions, interactive video lessons and study tips.<p>According to a press release from the …

Black and Jewish WWI heroes finally receive Medal of Honor

WASHINGTON (AP) — Declaring it's never too late to make things right, President Barack Obama posthumously bestowed the Medal of Honor on two World …

Black America is getting screwed: Shocking new study highlights the depths of economic disparities

<b>A job seeker fills out an application during a National Career Fairs job fair Wednesday, April 22, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green) (AP)</b><p>Black retail workers are twice as likely to live below the poverty line, and twice as likely to be unemployed. Why?<p>David Dayen<p>June 2, 2015 9:59am (UTC)<p>…

Table of Contents: Summer Refresh

Time to throw open the windows, air out the house, put away the winter woolens.<p>Horseshoe crab as decor? We’re on board.<br>• A roundup of easy DIY projects …

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Gooey Decadent Krispie Treat Fudge

This krispie treat fudge is for the krispie treat lover in your house.<p>This krispie treat fudge is for the krispie treat lover in your house. It's the answer to "what's for dessert?"<p>Today I pulled a fast one on my family. You see, they have a strict rule with me that I am no longer allowed to make …

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B.B. King’s Son Doubts Poisoning Claims

<b>UPDATE:</b> Two of B.B. King’s daughters have hired Benjamin Crump, the attorney who represented the family of Trayvon Martin, to review what they allege …

Who Won Game of Thrones? Jon Snow vs. the White Walkers

The Night's Watch leader proved a fearless fighter in an incredible episode.<p><i>Season 5 Episode, 8: "Hardhome"</i><p><i>Spoilers for the latest</i> Game of Thrones <i>below.</i><p><i>Game of Thrones</i> has been around for long enough that it's getting easy to take it for granted. It's easy to forget that a show like this felt like …

Beersheba -- Where Abraham Swore an Oath: Near Israel's Fraught Border with Gaza on the Looney Front, Part 3

Today, Beersheba is a modern university town of some 200,000 people, at 25 miles from the Gaza strip further than either Sderot or Netivot, though still within range of incoming grad rockets that have at times pummelled the city.<p>Some 3,500 or more years ago Abraham, patriarch of the Jews, settled a …

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Mastodon Portray "Wildlings" on "Game of Thrones"

<i>Photo courtesy of Helen Sloan/HBO</i><p>Mastodon band members Brann Dailor, Bill Kelliher, and Brent Hinds portrayed "wildlings" on tonight's episode of "Game of Thrones", which was filmed in Belfast in Northern Ireland. As previously reported, the band's original song "White Walker" is featured on the …

Game of Thrones: 5 Inside Jokes You Might Have Missed in This Week’s Episode

It’s no secret that the HBO series <i>Game of Thrones</i> has strayed <i>very</i> far from its source material this season. In fact, in the latest episode, “Hardhome,” there was only <i>one</i> plotline that cleaved pretty closely to the books. (That would be Cersei’s rough time in the Black Cells.) The book divergence …