John Heffernan

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Baltimore Police Union Chief Says Criminals 'Empowered' By Riots

Murders in Baltimore have reached the highest levels in 15 years, and the president of the city’s police union says it’s due to criminals feeling …

June 2015

Don't feel bad: old people can't play QWOP either

Young and old alike cannot play <i>QWOP,</i> Bennett Foddy's troll game that micromanages the act of running a 100 meter dash. So I'm not sure if I feel better or worse seeing our elders having the same reactions when they're unable to move a video-game sprinter more than three meters.<p>This video, by REACT, …

Amazing Photos Of Russia Dismantling An Outdated Nuclear Submarine

Russia is currently expanding and modernizing its navy. This might have something to do with Moscow's apparent appetite for military conquest. Still, Russia has a few nuclear submarines that are dangerously past their prime, considering the fissile materials that are still stored onboard.<p>In 2009, …

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When U.S. Law Enforcement Had a Different Look

Americans have often thought of themselves as level-headed and BS-detecting. What would a modern Mark Twain or Will Rogers make of policemen all dressed up for war?<p>If you haven't yet seen it, please read this Storify account, by Kelsey Atherton, of how veterans of real combat—in Iraq, Afghanistan, …

A Rare Look At The Abandoned Military Bases Of The USSR

After working for a few years, Lusito left his industrial job and hit the roads of Europe in his van with a camera and little to no plan. He had a chance meeting with a geography professor in the Czech Republic who invited him on a trek to discover an abandoned Soviet military base.<p>It was a …

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Simon: America's glorious failures

<i>[This award-winning column by Roger Simon was written on July 4, 1976, and has been reprinted every year since.]</i><p>I have done some pretty awful things in the name of journalism. I have rushed up to interview mothers who have lost children, husbands who have lost wives, families shattered by a variety …

The Gonzo Option

Bri­an Sch­weitzer puts his hands on his hips and looks up at the rough-hewn cross­beam that towers over the foot of his drive­way. The former …

The 13 Greatest Iced Coffee Recipes for Summer

Cool down and caffeine up with these delicious iced coffee drinks that you can make at home!<p>Cool down and caffeine up with these delicious iced coffee drinks that you can make at home! Via Redbook.com

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How to Make Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

I am what you might call a recovering junk food addict—and one that had an especially strong penchant for candy.<p>And while I’ve managed to get my sweet tooth under control in recent years, I still have quite a weakness for homemade versions of classic treats.<p>Being able to create them without …

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