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17 Risqué Music Videos That Caused Controversy

YG’s uncut video for “Pop It, Shake It” premiered on WorldStarHipHop, and it’s been fodder for conversation since its release. Set against the …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Apple AirPods review: Apple's AirPods have improved with time - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The ultra-lightweight Apple AirPods are fully wireless headphones that offer a reliable wireless connection, effortless pairing with Apple devices, decent sonics and good call quality. The included compact charging case quickly charges the buds. You can now control playback of your music …

Consumer Tech

Gift Guide: A Cake for Christmas

Part sticky toffee pudding, part upside down cake, this glorious English confection comes together easily, requires no exotic ingredients- and is a …

More Fergusons are coming: Why paramilitary hysteria is dooming America

It’s time for officials to stop feigning surprise at what’s happening in Missouri. They’ve created a total monster<p>Over the weekend, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency in Ferguson and imposed a curfew. Once again tear gas filled the night air. Now the National Guard has been …

New Study May Explain Why Stress Can Cause Heart Attacks

Scientists may have identified the connection between chronic stress and heart attacks, according to a new study: white blood cells.<p>“[They] are …

Research

New Jersey to hold summit to rescue Atlantic City | Reuters

Aug 13 (Reuters) - New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said on Wednesday he would convene a bipartisan summit in September to seek ways to rescue Atlantic City from a slump in its mainstay casino business.<p>The summit will include both Democratic and Republican state legislative leaders, as well as …

Associated Press News

Atlantic City, Reveling in Its Losses

From the day it opened in April 2012, Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City loomed as a shimmering $2.6 billion monument to misguided optimism. Now, …

Donald Trump Had The Most Egotistical Response To The Problems In Atlantic City

"A lot of people say when I left that's when it went bad. In one way I'm honored by that statement. But in another way, I feel badly about Atlantic City," Trump said in a Bloomberg Television interview with Trish Regan.<p>Atlantic City has been rocked by a series of recent casino closure …

Donald Trump

The Man Who Broke Atlantic City

Don Johnson won nearly $6 million playing blackjack in one night, single-handedly decimating the monthly revenue of Atlantic City’s Tropicana casino. Not long before that, he’d taken the Borgata for $5 million and Caesars for $4 million. Here’s how he did it.<p>Don Johnson finds it hard to remember …

Atlantic City fears darkness after casinos close

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Before summer ends, Revel, Trump Plaza, the Showboat and the Atlantic Club will be shuttered ex-casinos, leaving Atlantic City officials looking for a way to avoid having dark, empty shells on its signature Boardwalk.<p>Analysts and entrepreneurs tell The Associated Press …

San Jose police fatally shoot woman, 19, holding power drill | Reuters

(Reuters) - A 19-year-old woman brandishing a power drill was shot dead by a police officer in San Jose on Thursday, police said.<p>Police received a report that morning that a woman was threatening to kill her family with an Uzi assault weapon, San Jose Police spokeswoman Heather Randol said in a …

Ferguson’s weaponized cops and America’s long, ugly history of police violence

Two dark forces collided in Ferguson: The militarization of America’s cops and a long tradition of racist violence<p>What we have witnessed over the past week in Ferguson, Missouri, represents the collision of two sinister forces in American society: the widespread militarization of police forces from …

How local police forces got outfitted for warfare

The paramilitary hardware that police in Missouri deployed against demonstrators angered by an officer's killing of an unarmed black teenager has become commonplace in police departments in the Bay Area and around the country, thanks to billions of dollars in homeland security money and surplus …

Military

A Person With Lupus Might Hold the Key to Developing An HIV Vaccine

The rare combination of autoimmune disorders has allowed her body to naturally fight HIV.<p>An HIV-infected T-cell. Image: NIAID<p>Generally, you don’t want to contract another serious autoimmune disease when you’re already HIV-positive. But it turns out that a patient with the extremely rare combination …

Immunotherapy

Politicians who make porn stars wear condoms ignore the real HIV fight

Tabloids and politicians love to titillate with tales of an infection-riddled Pornland and ignore the real people at risk<p>If porn performers had a health and safety mantra, "your health is your wealth" would probably be it. Which is why it's worth taking seriously the many "porn stars" who oppose a …

HIV discovery reveals virus hidden in immune system cells

Cancer-fighting drug romidepsin has been shown to expose hibernating HIV, making it susceptible to attack<p>Danish researchers have used an anti-cancer medicine to to activate HIV hidden in the cells of patients taking anti-HIV drugs, exposing the virus to the immune system and making it susceptible …

Lil Wayne - Where You At

Lil Wayne - Da Da Da

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The Multimillion Dollar Quest To Brew The Perfect Cup Of Coffee

Coffee crusaders, backed by caffeine-buzzed venture capitalists, are taking aim at Starbucks with a $7 cup of joe. And you might even consider buying it.<p>On a Thursday morning in May, a man and a woman roll into a midtown Manhattan office with two James Bond–looking suitcases.<p>They slither over to …

Coffee

Shortage Of Saline Solution Has Hospitals On Edge

Hospitals across the country are struggling with a shortage of one of their essential medical supplies.<p>Manufacturers are rationing saline solution — essentially pharmaceutical-grade saltwater. The stuff is used all around hospitals to clean wounds, mix medications or treat dehydration. Now drug …

Quebec Police Capture 3 Inmates Who Escaped Using Helicopter

After a little more than two weeks on the lam, the three prisoners who escaped from a Quebec prison are back in custody, the Sûreté du Québec said in a tweet.<p>CTV News reports the three men, charged with murder and drug trafficking, were captured at a luxury condo in Montreal. The network …

With Code Black, a medical student puts his own ER in front of the lens

Documentaries aren’t required to be objective, but there’s a good reason why it’s rare for a film’s primary talking head to double as its director …

Health Care