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Here Are the Two Seinfeld Episodes Too Controversial to Air

Thanks to a flurry of in-depth reporting around <i>Seinfeld</i>’s 25th anniversary, we know about one of the sitcom’s more controversial unaired scripts: “The Bet,” a.k.a. “The Gun.” Both star <b>Julia Louis-Dreyfus</b> and the episode’s would-be director, <b>Tom Cherones,</b> balked at one particularly dark joke that …

Comedy

Wall Street's most powerful woman jumps to Google

Wall Street just lost its brightest female star to Silicon Valley.<p>After nearly three decades at Morgan Stanley (MS), Ruth Porat revealed plans on Tuesday to join Google (GOOGL) as its new chief financial officer. That instantly makes Porat one of the most powerful women in the tech world.<p>Porat was …

Silicon Valley

Conservatives Mark Levin whacks Charles Krauthammer's criticism of Sen. Ted Cruz's experience.

Less than a day since Sen. Ted Cruz jumped head first into the 2016 GOP presidential race, conservatives are fighting over his electability, with Fox …

Republicans

How Russia's Sinking Economy Could Provoke Unrest on Its Doorstep

With oil prices plummeting, the ruble tanking against the dollar, and the Russian economy squeezed by Western sanctions, Russian Prime Minister …

Charlie Hebdo: first cover since terror attack depicts prophet Muhammad

French satirical magazine’s surviving columnist says cover is a call to forgive the terrorists who murdered her colleagues last week<p>• Where can you buy a copy of Charlie Hebdo?<p><b>Warning: this article contains the image of the magazine cover, which some may find offensive.</b><p>The front cover of …

Dirty car artist leaves masterpieces in the dust

He is an Eagle Scout, a versatile bar-band drummer and a senior GUI designer for a company that creates mobile apps for the health care industry.<p>But Scott Wade is famous for drawing dirty pictures.<p>It’s not the content that raises eyebrows but the canvas on which Wade creates. Present him with a …

Digital Art

The 50 Best TV Shows On Netflix Right Now, Ranked

<b>Last Updated: February 9th</b><p>There are plenty of good TV series on Netflix Instant (and you can find more with these secret codes). If you’re trying to figure out what to watch next, here’s a great place to start with a look at 50 of the best shows on Netflix right now, ranked (including some of the …

TV

Pro-democracy lawmakers walk out of Hong Kong council to protest plan on choosing leader

Pro-democracy legislators in Hong Kong walked out of the chamber Wednesday to protest the government's intention to stick with a proposal to screen candidates for the city's top executive in 2017, an issue that sparked massive street protests throughout the fall.<p>Chief Secretary Carrie Lam, the …

Top Kony 'aide' surrenders to US forces

A man claiming to be one of the top commanders of the Lord's Resistance Army has surrendered to American forces in the Central African Republic, a US official has said.<p>State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters on Tuesday that a man saying he was senior LRA leader Dominic Ongwen had …

Africa

Gambia coup plotters: model citizens at home in US but 'everybody has a breaking point'

Cherno Nije and Papa Faal are successful American citizens who by all accounts were living the American dream. No one knew of their secret plan to seize control of their home country of the Gambia<p>Analysis: ‘The Gambia coup didn’t just fail, it backfired’ Two men in US charged with conspiring to …

How White Flight Ravaged the Mississippi Delta

For generations, plantation owners strove to keep black laborers on the farm and competing businesses out of town. Today, the towns faring best are the ones whose white residents stayed to reckon with their own history.<p>In the Mississippi Delta town of Tchula, there’s a fading columned mansion that …

Black History

In what is likely to become a theme of the last weeks of campaigning before the midterm elections, former President Bill Clinton all but beg...

<b>CONWAY, Ark. —</b> In what is likely to become a theme of the last weeks of campaigning before the midterm elections, former President Bill Clinton all …

Government

Scientists ready to test lab-grown penises on men

Research aims to develop organs to help patients who have injuries or congenital abnormalities<p>Penises grown in laboratories could soon be tested on men by scientists developing technology to help people with congenital abnormalities, or who have undergone surgery for aggressive cancer or suffered …

America's 10 Deadliest Jobs

While workplace hazard coverage often details the dangers of sitting at a computer for hours each day, none of the most dangerous jobs in America take place inside an office.<p>Thousands of workers across the U.S. die from injuries inflicted on the job each year. According to the Bureau of Labor …