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Demonstrations resume in Missouri over shooting death of black teen

ST. LOUIS (Reuters) - More than 100 demonstrators marched in St. Louis on Tuesday demanding the arrest of a white police officer who shot dead an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri.<p>Activists raise their hands as they demand justice for the killing of Michael Brown after marching to the …

Justice

Obama: Honor Trayvon Martin by battling gun violence

President Obama called on the nation to honor Trayvon Martin a day after George Zimmerman was acquitted of his murder by asking "ourselves if we're doing all we can to stem the tide of gun violence."<p>His comments came as family members of Zimmerman and Martin, as well as pundits, celebrities, and …

The Unsolved Murder of Adam Walsh: Special Single Edition: Who killed Adam Walsh (and is he really dead?) The search for the truth behind the crime that launched America's Most Wanted Kindle Edition

<b>JUST RELEASED!</b><b><br>INCLUDES PHOTOS AND DOCUMENT EVIDENCE FROM PUBLIC RECORDS</b><p><b>THIS SPECIAL SINGLE EDITION IS A CONDENSED VERSION OF BOOKS ONE AND TWO, FOR</b> …

What life is like for Casey Anthony

It was three years ago that people across the nation and around the world held their breath.<p>After a two-month trial, the jury in the Casey Anthony murder trial announced they had arrived at a verdict.<p>Anthony was found not guilty of first-degree murder and the other most serious charges against her …

The OJ Simpson case 20 years later: making 'trials into television'

Twenty years ago, football player OJ Simpson was charged with murdering his wife Nicole Brown and her friend Ronald Goldman in Brentwood, California. The eight-month trial that followed became a national obsession. It spawned mottos ("If the glove doesn't fit, you must acquit!"), reality stars …

Pharrell is the Future of Music. Again.

Music today is more scattered and segmented than ever, but this year one man came out of self-imposed pop exile to create two songs that everyone, everywhere, heard at least oncePart of Esquire's Best and Brightest<p><i>Published in the December 2013 issue</i><p><b>Pharrell Williams had gone cold.</b><p>Last year, when …

No, big data will not mirror the human brain — no matter how advanced our tech gets

<i>[Christian Madsbjerg, cofounder of business consultancy ReD, helps multinationals apply the humanities to business challenges. He wrote this post in response to John Funge’s guest post on VentureBeat titled “Why the big data systems of tomorrow will mirror the human brain of today.”]</i><p>Wouldn’t it be …

Graffiti Birds Emerge in Brazil Through Fragmented Lines

Brazilian street artist Luis Seven Martins, aka L7m, recently created this gorgeous series of graffiti birds, where the large, feathered creatures emerge on the streets of Sao Paolo, Brazil. The combination of realism and abstraction blur together to form the wide array of creative birds.<p>Each large …

This Cake That Looks Like Ramen Is Seriously Disturbing

In all the history of cakes that look like other stuff, this cake is truly the most insane. Mhmm, that's right, what you see pictured above is not …

Abercrombie & Fitch Will Offer Plus-Size This Spring

<b>Abercrombie & Fitch</b> is eating a big ol' bowl of (diet) crow after CEO <b>Mike Jeffries'</b> remarks against those who wear plus-sizes. Recall that he said, "We go after the attractive all-American kid with a great attitude and a lot of friends. A lot of people don't belong [in our clothes], and they can't …

‘Orchard Beach’ Captures Community and Diversity of New York City’s Bronx Riviera

Summer in the City<p>In ‘Orchard Beach,’ photographer Wayne Lawrence honors the working class people who flock to the Bronx’s only beach.<p>11.17.13 6:45 …