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State of Deception

Why won’t the President rein in the intelligence community?<p>On March 12, 2013, James R. Clapper appeared before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence to discuss the threats facing America. Clapper, who is seventy-two, is a retired Air Force general and Barack Obama’s director of National …

The housewives taking on militants in Kashmir

<b>Tucked away in the northern-most recesses of the insurgency-hit region of Kashmir, a community is fighting a little-known battle to keep Islamist militants at bay. And the charge is led by none other than a band of housewives.</b><p>During the last three years, these women have conducted a sustained and …

12 American Bars To Drink At Before You Die

Derek Hembree and Clint Lanier are college buddies who decided to travel around the U.S. to discover the best saloons, pubs, and dives across the country.<p>They published their findings in a book, Bucket List Bars.<p>Each bar has a story, from Al Capone's favorite speakeasy to the setting of the …

Beer Experts Say These Are The 20 Best Beers In The World

Stanford University computer science post-doc Julian McAuley and assistant professor Jure Leskovec released a paper earlier this year outlining how our tastes change as we consume more products and gain more expertise.<p>Their theory was the more experience we have, the more we will like certain …

Uzbekistan: Children 'refused textbooks unless they buy newspapers'

<b>Children in some schools in Uzbekistan are denied textbooks if they don't subscribe to state-run newspapers, a report claims.</b><p>Pupils are reportedly told to buy titles such as The Village Pravda and The Oriental Pravda, the government's official organ. The newspapers' names hark back to the Soviet …

Nicaragua files new claim against Colombia over San Andres

<b>Nicaragua has launched legal action against Colombia in the International Court of Justice, claiming potentially oil-rich areas in the Caribbean.</b><p>Last year the court in The Hague ruled that a group of small islands belonged to Colombia, but expanded disputed maritime limits in favour of Nicaragua.<p>In …

Texas Football: Longhorns Face Crossroads vs. Ole Miss

Momentum can be a huge ally, but right now, the Texas Longhorns do not have much of it.<p>Following a 40-21 beatdown at the hands of BYU this past Saturday—a game that had the Cougars rush for 550 yards on the ground, including 259 from quarterback Taysom Hill—the Longhorns dismissed Manny Diaz from …

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Former NFL player Kellen Winslow II was arrested Thursday on suspicion of numerous sex-crime charges, the San Diego...<p>Tiger's aggressive start led to …

Trae Young

Eagles' attack: 'Evolution' or 'crazy'?

The Philadelphia Eagles' offense may be fun to watch, but some NFL players have doubts they can continue running coach Chip Kelly's up-tempo attack …

Johnny Manziel annoying Auburn man Charles Barkley into rooting for Alabama

The idea of Barkley cheering for Alabama seems unthinkable.<p>Former NBA star Charles Barkley, who played his college hoops at Auburn, is an avid supporter of his Tigers, and he's never been one to deny his good-natured hatred for the Alabama Crimson Tide. But thanks to the on- and off-field antics by …

Report: Five SEC players received impermissible benefits

A <i>Yahoo! Sports</i> investigation alleges that former Alabama defensive lineman Luther Davis served as an intermediary for agents and financial advisers to compensate five SEC football players while they were still active college athletes. Among those players identified is former Alabama standout D.J. …

Report: 'Drugs were everywhere' at Oklahoma State

Drug use and "even some drug dealing" went "largely unexamined, unchecked and untreated" at Oklahoma State from 2001 through last season, according to <i>Sports Illustrated</i>'s continued investigation into the university's fast-rising football program.<p>"Drugs were everywhere," former linebacker Donnell …

2013 NFL McNeil & Spiegel Show Predictions

<b>(CBS)</b> Here are some traditional picks for the 2013 NFL season, some non-traditional.<p>Just like the Mac and Spiegs Show itself. Here are all five …

Things In Politico That Make Me Want To Guzzle Antifreeze, Part The Infinity

<b>Again, and it doesn't happen often</b>, something will pop in <i>Tiger Beat On The Potomac</i> that gets me reaching for the ol' 10-gallon can purely on the basis of the news therein, and not on the basis of what one of the kidz there has written about it. This is the case today. It appears in a story about …

Cubs owner doesn't envision increase in spending soon

Ricketts pledged that the team will stick to their plan to build "from the ground up."<p>Chicago Cubs owner Tom Ricketts talked about the team's future with Gordon Wittenmeyer of the Chicago Sun-Times, promising no expensive moves during the offseason.<p>Ricketts discussed the problems with the Cubs, who …

Nike Made Top College Football Coaches Return Apparel That Didn't Have Enough Swooshes

The same demand was apparently made at several other big-time college football programs including Alabama, as first reported by Paul Lukas of <i>Uni-Watch.com</i>.<p>A source confirmed to <i>Business Insider</i> that the University of North Carolina football team was also forced to return its Nike apparel and there …

Patrick Kane takes personal leave

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane will miss Friday's game against the Phoenix Coyotes after the passing of his paternal …

Manipulated by power: What is wrong with the New York Times?

The government is manipulating facts. There’s no credible evidence on Syria. Why is the Times pretending otherwise?<p>The conflict between democracy at home and empire abroad has beset this nation since the Spanish-American War, a brief interlude of imperial display in the spring of 1898. Empire did …

Moochers Triumphant

<b>If the country had anything</b> more than a vestigial moral conscience -- which is to say, if it could exercise its moral conscience in some way other than lobbing humanitarian ordinance into the desert -- the fact that we are fighting now only over <i>how much</i> to cut the SNAP program, rather than whether …

Dear Obama, It’s Time to Return Your Nobel Peace Prize. Here’s Why.

How does a Nobel Peace Prize winner justify launching missile strikes in Syria? He can’t.<p>A Swedish reporter asked President Obama Wednesday, “Could …

The Snowden Effect, Continued

<b>So, now we discover</b>, thanks to Edward Snowden, International Man Of Luggage, that the all-too-human, somewhat error-prone heroes at the National Security Agency pretty much have blown up any concept of privacyon the Intertoobz, probably because of what a dick Glenn Greenwald is.<p>Many users assume - …

Smoked Salmon on Mustard-Chive and Dill Butter Toasts

<i>Every Monday and Wednesday, we'll announce a new Wildcard winner: a recipe that may not have been entered in (or won) a contest, but a recipe that we've tested and loved.</i><p><i>Today: A tasteful upgrade to a classic party hors d'oeuvre.</i><p>WHO: Kukla is a classical pianist living in West Hollywood.<p>WHAT: A …