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WHO: Greek HIV Self-Infection Claim Due to Error

<b>Update:</b> The World Health Organization on Tuesday backed away from a controversial claim that Greek citizens were intentionally infecting themselves with HIV to receive economic benefits.<p>In a statement, the WHO apologized for the mistake and said it was the result of an editing error.<p>The original …

Last Year President Obama Reportedly Told His Aides That He's 'Really Good At Killing People'

According to the new book "Double Down," in which journalists Mark Halperin and John Heilemann chronicle the 2012 presidential election, President Barack Obama told his aides that he's "really good at killing people" while discussing drone strikes.<p>Peter Hamby of The Washington Post noted the moment …

Osama Bin Laden

The U.S. Transportation System Has $100 Billion Worth of Inefficiencies

How to Fund Transit Without Raising Fares or Cutting Service

30,000 California Prisoners Are Refusing Meals

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Over 30,000 California prisoners started refusing meals on Monday morning in what might become the …

DEAR NEW YORKERS: Here's Why Your Rent Is So Ridiculously High

Average asking rents in New York City have climbed to $3,017, according to REIS research. Everyone is freaking out about it.<p>As far as we can tell, most New Yorkers have spent today complaining about high rents on Facebook instead of actually doing the high-paying jobs that allow them to pay so much …

Real Estate

Will the law ever protect whistle-blowers?

When it comes to leaking classified material, we have plenty of statutes but no uniform rule applied impartially<p>The law is the law! A 54% majority of Americans may approve of Edward Snowden’s sensational leak about the National Security Agency’s indiscriminate surveillance – but just as many think …

Who Even Needs the Nation-State in the 21st Century?

From Facebook to private schools to security guards, citizens are replacing traditional government functions with a "virtual state."<p>Governments today face largely the same problems as businesses. The key challenge everywhere is not to downsize <i>per se</i>, but to compete more effectively by delivering …

Astonishing Numbers: America's Poor Still Live Better Than Most Of The Rest Of Humanity

There’s a lot of debate (from certain quarters it’s less debate than whining actually) about the increasing inequality in the United States. Sure, maybe it’s true that the country continues to grow but what about the poor and their incomes?<p>And there might even be something worth worrying about in …