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Ghosts of Katrina: Blight in NOLA (PHOTOS)

Aftermath<p>05.11.14 5:45 AM ET<p>Julie Dermansky/The Daily Beast

Debate grows over proposal for CIA to turn over drones to Pentagon

Soon after a U.S. military drone killed about a dozen people on a remote road in central Yemen on Dec. 12, a disturbing narrative emerged.<p>Witnesses and tribal leaders said the four Hellfire missiles had hit a convoy headed to a wedding, and the Yemeni government paid compensation to some of the …

Fantastical Clouds Magically Suspended in Empty Rooms

Amsterdam-based artist Berndnaut Smilde is best known for his fantastical <i>Nimbus</i> series, in which individual clouds appear to magically float in empty rooms. The haunting images portray the airy nimbuses drifting through gorgeous Rococo rooms, Gothic cathedrals, and abandoned factories, evoking a …

Art

A Question Of Biggitude: What's The Largest Creature On Earth?

What's the biggest living thing on Earth? I can think of two. I'm not sure which is biggest, but neither of them is a blue whale. These are weirder. Much, much weirder.<p>One is a tree. The other eats trees.<p>This is the tree.<p>Now, I know this looks like more than one tree. If you were counting, it looks …

Facebook Gun Clubs Buy, Sell, Trade And Cause A Stir

Mass shootings in the U.S. in recent years have put access to firearms in the cross-hairs of gun control groups. Last year, some gun control advocates urged Facebook to ban posts advertising guns.<p>Facebook recently announced that it wouldn't do that, but that it would tighten its rules. Some gun …

Facebook Really Is Building The Metaverse

Facebook paid $2 billion for a virtual-reality headset maker. Now we learn why: The social network wants to build the first billion-person game.<p>A few months ago, jaws dropped as Facebook shelled out $2 billion to purchase Oculus VR, a virtual-reality headset company started on Kickstarter. Nobody …

Obama: Rams' pick of openly gay NFL player Michael Sam 'an important step'

President Barack Obama greeted the St Louis Rams' draft selection of Michael Sam, the first openly gay player to join an NFL team, as “an important step forward in our nation's journey”.<p>Sam, however, after being picked by the Rams late in Saturday's seventh and final round, said he should have been …

Scores of troops dead after Iraq kidnappings

Gunmen have killed at least 42 soldiers in separate attacks in the Iraqi cities of Fallujah and Mosul.<p>Police sources told Al Jazeera that 22 soldiers who had been kidnapped in Fallujah on Friday were killed on Saturday night.<p>In a separate incident, fighters kidnapped troops from a small base in Ain …

Opinion

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