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Iran hangs two men claimed to have acted as spies for Mossad and CIA

Iran's state radio says authorities have executed two men convicted of spying for Israel's Mossad and the American CIA intelligence agency.<p>The report says Mohammad Heidari, who was accused of providing Mossad with classified information in return for money, and Kourosh Ahmadi, who allegedly gave …

Obama's Approval Rating Survives Scandal Week

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Here's one place where the president didn't have a dramatic week: in his approval ratings. According …

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Obama Lawyers Knew About IRS

Why American Colleges Are Becoming a Force for Inequality

Higher education should be closing the gap between the rich and the poor. But college economics are driving them further apart<p>Reuters<p>We like to view higher education as the "great equalizer" that leads to social mobility. But selective colleges have long been accused of perpetuating class divides, …

The Ethics of Extreme Porn: Is Some Sex Wrong Even Among Consenting Adults?

A defense of consent as a lodestar of sexual morality<p>In "What Do You Desire?" Emily Witt travels to San Francisco, attends a shoot for a pornographic video about "women bound, stripped, and punished in public," reflects on her own unsuccessful search for romantic love, and ponders the implications …

IRS official who oversaw unit targeting Tea Party now heads ObamaCare office

The IRS official who led the tax-exempt organizations unit when Tea Party groups were targeted is now in charge of the IRS office responsible for ObamaCare, two Capitol Hill sources told Fox News.<p>The acknowledgement comes after the administration announced that the official’s successor Joseph Grant …

Watch A 2-Year-Old Girl Nail A Pearl Jam Song

A toddler girl in the back seat of a small car sings "Elderly Woman Behind the Counter In A Small Town."

10 TV Shows to Watch This Summer

Summer shows may not have the same cachet or narrative intensity as those in the fall, but there's nothing like capping off a long summer night with …

How Humans Will Evolve Over the Next Million Years

The average mammalian species lifespan is a million years. But <i>Homo sapiens</i> only evolved about 100 thousand years ago. So we've got a long road ahead …

Obama stays cautious on Syria after talks as Turkey presses for urgency

Barack Obama and Turkish prime minister Recep Erdogan skated over major differences on how to deal with the Syrian crisis after a lengthy meeting at …

US military leaders vow to tackle sexual assault issue as Congress pledges action

US military leaders are "ashamed" of their failure to get to grips with the problem of sexual assault in the armed services, Barack Obama said on …

State Drops Charges Against High School Student Arrested For Science Experiment

Florida state attorneys have decided not to file felony charges against a 16-year-old whose science experiment was actually not boring.<p>Good news coming out of Florida this week: 16-year-old Kiera Wilmot won't be charged with dual felonies for conducting a science experiment on school grounds at her …

Obama pushes back on three fronts

President Barack Obama took a firm stance Thursday in response to questions on the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservative political groups and the Justice Department’s examination of leaks to The Associated Press, as his administration continued its effort to seize control of the …