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    Remembering Jack Kevorkian

    Death finally came for his greatest advocate, “Dr. Death,” the provocateur who devoted most of his 83 years to crusading for physician-assisted suicide.
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    Tough Times for Graduates

    A look at the low pay, rare jobs, and sky-high debt facing the class of 2011.
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    May 25, 2011: Paris

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg peeks out of a chauffeured car upon arriving at the Élysée Palace for the G8 summit. Zuckerberg, who usually slumps around Silicon Valley in jeans and sandals, got all gussied up, donning a rare suit and tie before delivering a thundering speech to world political and business leaders. The Zuck discussed Facebook’s role in the Arab Spring and argued against Internet regulations proposed by French President Nicolas Sarkozy, saying, “You can’t isolate some things you like about the Internet and control other things you don’t.”
  • The First Mates Club

    Behind every good candidate is a great spouse. How do these GOP partners measure up?
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    States of Emergency

    Environmental disasters are plaguing the United States. While one governor prays for help, things are turning biblical from the bone-dry fields of Texas to the storm-blown Southeast.
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    Don't Dis My Sequel!

    We ask some of the summer’s biggest celebrities to defend their newest retreads.
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    The First Mates Club

    Behind every good candidate is a great spouse. How do these GOP partners measure up?
  • Timeline: Magic Johnson's Winning Streak

    Earvin Johnson Jr. earned his nickname on the team of Everett High School in Lansing, Mich. And ever since—whether it’s in basketball, in business, or in battling HIV—he has played to win.
  • America's Most Sleep-Deprived Place

    Forget the drowsy air-traffic controllers. What are the places that most need a nap? THE DAILY BEAST crunched data provided by Experian Simmons on the number of people who have insomnia or sleep disorders and use pain relievers to combat it.
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    May 11, 2011: New York City

    Former hedge fund founder Raj Rajaratnam leaves court after he was convicted on all counts of fraud and conspiracy in Wall Street's biggest insider trading trial for years, in New York, on May 11, 2011
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    Obama’s Collapsing Base

    The president can’t catch a break. Republicans loathe him, and now even old pals are bailing on the onetime Teflon commander in chief. Why are Obama’s allies turning against him?
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    Mother's Day Gifts

    For Mother’s Day, a stylish milk carton—and a bright view of the world.
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    The $1 Billion Campaign

    The cost of Obama’s reelection campaign is expected to rocket into 10 figures. How does that compare with that of past aspirants?
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    Raiding Osama's Compound

    1. Two helicopters drop SEAL Team Six in an open area inside the high walls. One crashes and is later blown up. 2. The SEALs spread around the compound, securing the open areas and a small building. 3. Troops then move to the main house. Two of bin Laden’s couriers and one woman are killed. 4. The firefight continues as SEALs move to the second and third floors, where bin Laden’s family lived. On the third floor, they find bin Laden and kill him with shots to the chest and head. Bin Laden’s son Hamza is also killed. 5. The team flies out, taking bin Laden’s body, documents, and computers.
  • The Mail

    ‘Back to School for the Billionaires’
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    Al Qaeda's Up-And-Comers

    With its top man out of the way, who stands to fill his shoes? A look at the history and habits of the terror outfit's future leading men.
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    Sorrow and Joy

    Elie Wiesel, Fatima Bhutto, Bernard-Henri Lévy, and Andrew Sullivan reflect on the end of Osama Bin Laden.
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    NewsBeast: May 6, 2011

    1971 Falun, Sweden In his Al Qaeda biography, Osama bin Laden claimed never to have left the Middle East. But here he is, second from right, with 21 other members of the wealthy Saudi clan on a family trip to Sweden, where one of the elder brothers was doing business with Volvo. The image of a young Osama, smiling in blue bell-bottoms and a chartreuse sweater, belies the darker shadow of his adult self, bearded and in military garb, hiding in caves and orchestrating violence around the globe. DNA from one of Osama’s sisters was used to identify the terrorist leader’s body after Sunday’s successful raid.
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    Education Inc

    Center for Public Integrity's map of educational data.
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    Bin Laden in Newsweek's Archives

    Nearly a decade after the Sept. 11 attacks, U.S. officials say terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden had been targeted and killed by American forces. A look back at Newsweek's coverage of a man who was once the most wanted in the world.
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    Obama's Collapsing Base

    The president can’t catch a break. Republicans loathe him, and now even old pals are bailing on the onetime Teflon commander in chief. Why are Obama’s allies turning against him?
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    The $1 Billion Campaign

    The cost of Obama’s reelection campaign is expected to rocket into 10 figures. How does that compare with that of past aspirants?
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    NewsBeast: Ideas

    Watch out, Bono. A new machine orchestra may be the future of music.