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South African media ignores brutal farm murders

Five things we learned from the Sally Yates hearing

<b>(CNN) —</b> Former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper have now filled in some key pieces of the sprawling puzzle presented by the Russia investigations.<p>Here are the top five things we learned from their appearance before the Senate Judiciary …

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Apple's Tim Cook to billionaire Carl Icahn: Step aside

FORTUNE — We don’t know what Apple’s (AAPL) CEO said to Wall Street’s favorite activist investor at their “meet and tweet” dinner last September — …

Obama proposes gun control measures for mentally ill

<b>US President Barack Obama's administration has announced measures aimed at limiting access to firearms for the mentally ill.</b><p>The changes clarify ambiguous regulations and allow hospitals to provide more information for background checks, officials said.<p>The actions come more than one year after the …

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Tacos with Sweet Chili Slaw

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add olive oil. Cover the pork with the salt, pepper, paprika, onion powder and garlic powder. Sear the …

Millennials Now Bringing Their Parents Along On Job Interviews

Pro-tip to millennials: You might want to leave your parents at home when you show up for a job interview.<p>Though this may seem like a pretty basic rule of getting-a-job etiquette, 8 percent of recent college grads brought their parents along to an interview, according to an Adecco survey cited by …

Dave Grohl And Krist Novoselic Share Memories, Unreleased Tracks From 'In Utero'

Few bands ever reach the popularity, influence and status of the early-'90s rock group Nirvana. Anyone who's old enough to remember knows that the trio from Aberdeen, Wash., helped pioneer grunge rock. But more than that, Nirvana became a symbol for an entire generation of ideas and popular …

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FORTUNE — To gauge the striking revival in the Big Apple’s economy, you could pick from a wide variety of statistics or symbols, from the ascending graph of Manhattan coop prices to the throngs of foreign tourists packing the 7 subway line to the U.S. Open. We modestly suggest a more telling …

42 of the coolest Burning Man art installations ever

Art has become the defining feature of Burning Man, as the festival continues to be a testing ground for a growing circle of artists seeking engaged …

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10 New Wearable Tech Innovations That Are Blowing Our Minds

Did you know that one of the most popular trends in tech right now is fashion? Crazy, huh? More known in Silicon Valley as “Wearable Tech,” the trend has been exemplified by Google Glass but showing up all over the place, is taking the world by storm. From health, to privacy, to straight-up …

Burning Man 2013: The Scene

Spike the Big Red Dragon<p>Spike the Big Red Dragon, an art car created by Colorado artist Captain Carburetor, shows off its flame poofer.<p>Robot …

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The Week in Review: The Final Frontier

Inside Flipboard / August 23, 2013<p>Being an astronaut is tough enough. But what about being a one-way astronaut? More than 165,000 adventurers have …

Federal Reserve: Choosing The Chairman

BARACK OBAMA will soon make one of the biggest economic decisions of his presidency: who should replace Ben Bernanke as chairman of the Federal Reserve. Since America's monetary decisions reverberate far beyond its borders, the world has an interest in having the best person in that job.<p>The good …

Beating stress before it beats you

Stress, fear, anxiety. Merely reading the words can make your chest tighten. Now imagine what it can do to your career. Those who are chronically nervous can suffer from memory loss, snap at colleagues or even be at risk for heart attacks.<p>The good news? There are ways to turn stress around <b>—</b> and …

Ruko in Harajuku w/ Kewpie, Resale Denim & Vivienne Westwood

Ruko is a 19-year-old student and model who we see frequently around the streets of Harajuku. She is one of the rising stars of the latest generation …

Pink Hair w/ Punk-Inspired Fashion, Chrome Hearts & Alice Black

Aged 21, Masaya is a beautician we met in Harajuku. He has a pink ponytail with shaved sides and is wearing all black punk-inspired fashion. You …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Gift Ideas<p>Don't show up at brunch empty handed.<p>22 Photos2 days agoView More<p>Fitness<p>Two <b>GQ</b> staffers unpack the gym's code of silence.<p>By Clay Skipper7 …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Profiles<p>The group's Chinese trap arrives Stateside. Will they finally be the Asian hip-hop group that people take seriously?<p>By Alex Wong2 days …

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US intelligence agencies will finally reveal how many people each year they target

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has announced that the US intelligence community will start revealing how many people are targeted each year by surveillance, a long-sought victory for transparency advocates. In a Tumblr post, Clapper says that the NSA and other agencies will begin …

The Black Budget: Top secret U.S. intelligence funding - Interactive Graphic - Washington Post

Funding the intelligence program<p>The , and receive more than 68 percent of the black budget. The budget has grown over 100 percent since 2004.<p>The top five agencies, by spending<p>Central Intelligence Agency<p>Collect, analyze, evaluate, disseminate foreign intelligence and conduct covert operations.<p>Agency …

Pressy: the one-button Android controller so cool it was Kickstarted in under a day

If Kickstarter had a 24-hour funders club, Pebble and the Bolex Camera would be welcoming Pressy today. In under a day, the multifunction Android controller has more than doubled its $40,000 goal (raising $108,435 from 4,889 backers as of this writing) and with 45 days left to go, the numbers keep …

Incredible paintings of sci-fi suburbia will make you wish you were Swedish

Welcome to rural Sweden, sometime in the late '80s. Citizens go about their mundane lives and children explore the countryside. But something isn't quite right. Robots and hovercrafts are commonplace, and decaying science facilities sprout from the harsh Scandinavian landscape. There's even a rumor …

Inspiring Photography of Muhammad Ali by Neil Leifer

I've been a huge fan of Muhammad Ali for quite a long time, his confidence, talent and hard work made him, in my opinion, the best of all time. I …

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'It' Girls Through the Ages

A look back at some of our favorite women who have that elusive "it" factor<p>Before Alexa, Leandra, and Olivia. there was Edie, Suzy, and Penelope. And before them, there was Clara. And before Clara, there was Eve (as in, Adam and...). In honor of our look at the state of the modern It Girl in our …