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5 Scandalous Biographies of Your Favorite Children's Authors

When she was a young woman, Margaret Wise Brown loved to “beagle,” an odd sport where hunters eschew horses in favor of running on foot with the dogs in pursuit of foxes. She covered dozens of miles per hunt, and was always happiest when she won the prize – a bloodied pelt. Brown would go on to …

The Worst Art Thefts of the Past Century

Dozens of people were arrested across Europe as part of an art and antiquities trafficking sting, but there are still some headline-grabbing pieces …

The Stunning Early Infographics and Maps of the 1800s

Educational diagrams of scientific discoveries, from the moon’s surface to the longest rivers.<p>Have you ever wondered what the tallest active volcano …

Reese Witherspoon says some studio execs can't tell her and daughter Ava Phillippe apart, and we believe it

If you can’t tell these two apart, then you’re not alone. Even studio heads can’t tell Reese Witherspoon and daughter Ava Phillippe apart sometimes, …

35 Things From 2007 You Would Never Do Today

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New, Cool Vehicles at Detroit Auto Show: Pictures

Michigan

See Eva Mendes' Coy Shoutout to Ryan Gosling After His Golden Globes Speech

Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling are notorious for keeping their relationship private, going so far as to not speak about one another specifically or …

Ryan Gosling
Entertainment

The racy side of Jane Austen

To mark the bicentenary of the British author’s death, the British Library has brought together the three notebooks that survive from her early years. Fiona Macdonald takes a peek.<p>“Jane Austen’s earliest writings appear to have little in common with the restrained and realistic society portrayed in …

Literature
Donald Trump
New Jersey
Economics

Guns N' Roses' Videos, Ranked Worst to Best

Axl in a straitjacket, Slash driving off a cliff and those unforgettable dolphins — our guide to all 17 GN'R clips<p>There will never be another …

Motley Crue's Tommy Lee stuck in rollercoaster during final show

Hard rockers Mötley Crüe closed out their lengthy farewell tour with a final show at Los Angeles’ Staples Center on New Year’s Eve, but not without a …

21 photos of traffic jams that will make your commute seem less horrible

These 21 photos show just how insane commutes can be in some of the world's most crowded cities.<p>From the millions of rickshaws that swarm the streets of Dhaka, Bangladesh, to the hordes of motorcyclists that fill the lanes of Taipei, Taiwan, here's what some of the worst traffic jams look like …

Transportation

The 11 People Jesus Encountered Before His Death, And Why They Matter

Good Friday is the day Christians commemorate the passion of Christ, and for those of the Western Rite Orthodoxy, that is today. I, for one, have …

Religion

Jason Beghe: The TV Tough Guy Who Took on Scientology

The 'Chicago P.D.' star used to be a poster boy for the church — when he left, things got ugly<p>One night about seven years ago, the actor Jason Beghe …

Church of Scientology Calls Claims in HBO Documentary Going Clear "Ludicrous"

The Church of Scientology wouldn't take part in HBO's documentary <i>Going Clear,</i> but now that the doc has aired, the church has issued a lengthy …

Church of Scientology

Inconsistencies Haunt Official Record Of Kennedy's Death

The first thing T. Jeremy Gunn says when you ask him about President John F. Kennedy's assassination is, "I'm not a conspiracy theorist. I don't have a theory about what happened."<p>But he knows <i>a lot</i> about it from his work for the Assassination Records Review Board, established by Congress in 1992, …

Dallas Police Forced To Release Video Showing Officers Shooting And Killing Mentally Ill Man [Video]

Dallas Police Department faces a wrongful death lawsuit alleging police officers engaged in an unlawful vicious attack and violated Jason Harrison’s …

Law Enforcement

Scandal Star Joshua Malina Admits He's a Live-Tweet Fraud

Like his character David Rosen, Joshua Malina has been known to harbor a few secrets.<p>One thing Malina’s kept hush-hush until now? He hasn’t really …

What Strange Thing Do Scandal Fans Keep Doing to the Cast?

Even the most ardent Huckleberry Quinn shippers were creeped out by the <i>Scandal</i> characters’ fetish for licking each other in season 3.<p>Or so we thought.<p>…

The Shocking Finding From the DOJ's Ferguson Report That Nobody Has Noticed

<i>This post was co-authored by Oren Nimni, a civil rights attorney in Boston and member of the National Lawyers Guild's executive board.</i><p>In the city of Ferguson, nearly everyone is a wanted criminal.<p>That may seem like hyperbole, but it is a literal fact. In Ferguson -- a city with a population of …

Justice

World’s Ugliest Woman Documentary: Film Explores Life Of Lizzie Velasquez, An Anti-Bullying Activist

The World’s Ugliest Woman documentary features the life of 26-year-old Lizzie Velasquez in a film called <i>A Brave Heart: Lizzie Velasquez Story</i>. The …

SXSW Film

America's coolest small towns 2015 | CNN Travel

Travel

Kelly Clarkson Opens Up About Her 'Emotional' and 'Perfect' Surprise Wedding

<i>Kelly Clarkson opens up about marriage, the joys of being a mom and her emotional new album Piece by Piece. Subscribe now for instant access to her</i> …

Prosecutor: Mom craved attention, poisoned child with salt

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A woman accused of force feeding her 5-year-old son salt through a stomach tube reveled in the attention that a sickly child brought her, a prosecutor said Thursday at her trial.<p>And Lacey Spears eventually killed the boy, Garnett-Paul Spears, because she feared he would …

Crime

'How to Get Away with Murder' boss on that killer finale and what's next

<b>WARNING: This story contains major spoilers from the season finale of How to Get Away with Murder. If you have not watched yet, turn back now!</b><p><i>How to</i> …