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The 19 Worst NFL Plays Of 2013

Not exactly how they drew 'em up.

Pope Francis trades skullcaps with Boston College students

Two Boston College students studying in Rome came away with a precious memento after an up-close encounter with Pope Francis.<p>Katie Rich, of Minnetonka, Minnesota, and Ethan Mack, of Portland, Maine, got to the Vatican early enough on Wednesday to grab a spot along the barricades for an audience …

Lufthansa airlines convinced 42 Swedes to change their names

Would you change your name for a chance to move to Berlin, all expenses paid?<p>That’s the question at the heart of a strikingly bold—and utterly bizarre—marketing campaign by the German airline Lufthansa, which in October made a rather unconventional proposition to Swedes: Legally change your name to …

Can women get sex whenever they like?

It's Christmas – the season for making merry, going out and, if you're single, trying to snog people under the mistletoe before the pubs close. So I thought it would be a good time to look at one of the oldest assumptions in the Men vs Women book: can women get sex whenever they want, while men are …

Netflix's master plan to replace event television

Is Netflix killing event television? In the <i>New Republic</i>, Columbia law professor Tim Wu rethinks Netflix's latest move into content as a fundamental challenge to the traditional regime of premieres, finales, and finite seasons, offering viewers "the freedom to only watch television you really …

Xbox owners tricked into destroying consoles

Online trolls tricked Xbox One owners into “bricking” their new consoles with instructions promising to unlock new features but actually sending devices into an endless loop of reboots that renders them useless<p>Online trolls have convinced Xbox One owners to “brick” their brand new consoles with a …

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TIME Picks the Top 10 Photos of 2013

John Tlumacki. Boston, Mass., USA. April 15, 2013. The first Boston Marathon bomb exploded about two hours and forty m<p>... VIEW MORE<p>John …

Putin trumps Chuck Norris in black belt stakes

<b>Russian President Vladimir Putin has been awarded the highest rank in taekwondo, it is reported.</b><p>While on a visit to South Korea, he received a ninth-degree black belt from Choue Chung-won, president of the World Taekwondo Federation, Russia's ITAR-TASS news agency reports.<p>The Russian president has …

Bearing Witness To Nazis' Life-Shattering Kristallnacht

On a busy street in Berlin's shabby-chic district of Kreuzberg, the gray and dirty pavement glistens with little brass cobblestones. Millions of these stones are embedded in sidewalks all over Europe. They commemorate the last address the city's Jewish residents called home before the war.<p>Etched …

GOP’s growing obsession: Why they’re fixated on the medical device tax

Republicans’ hostage-taking now revolves around a tax on medical devices. Here’s why they’re so preoccupied with it<p>If Republicans manage to win one change to Obamacare, it may well be repeal of the medical device tax, which was meant to bring in $30 billion over a decade. Politico reported Thursday …