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WikiLeaks releases new documents exposing secret Trans-Pacific Partnership talks

In November, WikiLeaks published a rare draft of the secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership treaty — revealing the United States' covert international push for stronger intellectual property rights. Now, nearly a month after the first documents were published, the group is back on the case, publishing …

Barack Obama, Oprah and Bono to visit South Africa to pay tribute to Mandela

Dozens of heads of state, retired politicians and other assorted luminaries are expected to arrive in South Africa to pay tribute to Nelson Mandela this week. The bulk are due to attend a memorial service on Tuesday morning at the huge FNB football stadium, also open to members of the public, with …

NJ waitress in anti-gay tip flap loses job

A New Jersey waitress who received thousands of dollars in gratuities after claiming she received a homophobic note in lieu of a tip has been let go by the restaurant at which she worked.<p>Dayna Morales, a 22-year-old former Marine, claimed last month that a family of four who racked up a $93.55 bill …

Violent storms batter UK triggering emergency response

Coastal communities face flooding threat after day of deaths, injuries, destruction and travel chaos<p>Two people were killed, dozens were injured and thousands of residents were rescued or fled from their homes on Thursday as the UK was battered by powerful winds and seaside communities were …

US Prepares to Destroy Syrian Chemical Weapons at Sea

A U.S. cargo vessel equipped with special gear could be neutralizing some of Syria's most dangerous chemical weapons at sea come January.<p>Once …

Nelson Mandela Dead: Icon of Anti-Apartheid Movement Dies at 95

Nelson Mandela, the former South African president whose stubborn defiance survived 27 years in prison and led to the dismantling of the country's …

Make fatherhood a man’s choice! | Salon.com

No one needs to make me understand how important child support is. I understand firsthand from my own childhood that child support is often a critical part of a child’s economic well-being or lack of same. The thing that keeps kids out of poverty keeps the food on the table. And beyond my own …

FBI Shuts Down Silk Road

The FBI has shut down Silk Road, a hard-to-find e-commerce site on the "Deep Web" that allegedly trafficked in drugs, guns, computer-hacking, …

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Mia Farrow: Woody Allen's son Ronan may be Frank Sinatra's

Mia Farrow has hinted that the father of her son, Ronan, may be her ex husband, Frank Sinatra, rather than her former partner, Woody Allen. Rumours about Ronan's paternity were put directly to Farrow by Vanity Fair; she apparently replied "possibly" when asked whether Sinatra had fathered Ronan.<p>The …

JJ Abrams apologises for lens flare on Star Trek: Into Darkness

JJ Abrams's fondness for lens flare on the new Star Trek movies has become such a running joke that there is even a drinking game based on taking a sip each time the technique pops up.<p>Now the US director has taken the unusual step of apologising for over-use of his signature style on his …

Jennifer Lawrence 'told to diet' to save career

Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence was told to diet or risk her career in Hollywood, the Hunger Games star has revealed.<p>Interviewed in Harper's Bazaar magazine, Lawrence said she was labelled "fat" and encouraged to lose weight by producers.<p>"It was just the kind of shit that actresses have to go …

Denny Hastert Disses the ‘Hastert Rule’: It ‘Never Really Existed’

It’s cited as the reason Boehner can’t end the shutdown, but the ex speaker tells Eleanor Clift ‘it’s a non-entity.’<p>There’s been a lot said in recent …

Mystery Solved: Here’s Why Big Business Keeps Supporting Republicans Even as Republicans Destroy the Economy

Wondering why big business keeps supporting Republicans even as Republicans destroy the economy on which big business depends? Taxes, writes Daniel …

A Drone Fell Out of the Sky Over Midtown Manhattan

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Is no one policing the skies over New York City? Days after two men parachuted into Manhattan …

Eye Contact: Not As Persuasive As We Thought

A new study finds more eye contact makes people less likely to agree with a persuasive argument, especially if they're already skeptical.<p>Here's a lesson straight out of my high school speech class: When making an argument, make eye contact with your audience. Connect with people. Stare deeply into …