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As digital currencies go, Mazacoin has advantages over its more famous rival
Shark Meat: It's What's for Dinner?
In the name of Shark Week, restaurants are serving up endangered species, much to the chagrin of marine preservation groups.
Rep. John Lewis, Civil Rights Icon, Calls for ‘Martial Law’ in Ferguson, Mo.
Lewis said the scenes from Ferguson remind him of the civil rights battles of 50 years ago.
Missouri Highway Patrol to Take Over Security in Ferguson
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon told reporters Thursday afternoon that even he did not know the name of the officer who fatally shot Michael Brown.
Journalists Arrested, Assaulted, and Teargassed in Ferguson
"Officers slammed me into a fountain soda machine because I was confused about which door they were asking me to walk out of,” a Washington Post reporter wrote.
What’s Driving Conservatives Mad About the New AP History Course
Whatever happened to questions about The Founding Fathers and Manifest Destiny?
'I'm Sick of This Police Brutality'
Police in Ferguson, Missouri, fired tear gas, stun grenades and smoke bombs to disperse some 350 protesters late Wednesday
Police Deny Name Given by Hacker Group Is Police Officer in Ferguson Case
St. Louis County police denied that the officer named by Anymous is employed by St. Louis County or Ferguson
With little more than a flick of the pen, an Obama appointee legalized online poker
How America’s Police Became an Army: The 1033 Program
Ferguson, Missouri is just the tip of the iceberg. Police departments across America have a military obsession.
Police Fire Tear Gas and Stun Grenades in Ferguson After Reporters Arrested
Protests resumed Ferguson, Missouri on Wednesday evening after Wesley Lowery of The Washington Post and Ryan Reilly of the Huffington Post were arrested at a local McDonald's
Ferguson Police Chief Says Officer Involved in Shooting Was Injured
Police Chief Thomas Jackson told a news conference the officer, who hasn't been named, was treated in hospital for swelling on the side of his face
How Liberal is Martha’s Vineyard? The Answer May Surprise You
The favorite place for Democratic bigwigs to vacation is much like the rest of New England
Photos: Ferguson Is Boiling
Protesters have taken to the streets every day since Michael Brown, 18, was shot by police on Saturday.
Was Siri an Accomplice to Murder?
Prosecutors say that an accused murderer asked Siri where to hide a body
Coroner Explains Robin Williams's Cause of Death
The Oscar-winning actor and groundbreaking comedian hanged himself with a belt in his Northern California home
Another Police Shooting in Ferguson, Missouri
Early on Wednesday, a police officer shot and critically wounded a man who drew a handgun near the site of protests over the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown
The Girls Who Tried to Kill for Slender Man
It’s extremely rare for young girls to attempt murder. These two 12-year-olds did so to prove their allegiance to Slender Man
Martha’s Vineyard Diary: Let Obama Have His Vacation
The Obamas and the Clintons celebrate together—and the role of lobster rolls
Barack Obama: Death of Michael Brown Is 'Heartbreaking'
"We should comfort each other," Obama said
Photos: Ferguson, Missouri, Looks Like a War Zone
"You took my son away from me. Do you know how hard it was for me to get him to stay in school and graduate?"
Comcast Sponsors Event Honoring FCC Commissioner
Together, Comcast and Time Warner Cable gave more than $130,000 to honor an FCC commissioner who will help decide whether or not to approve their merger
50 Arrests in Protests Over Teen's Death in Missouri
Michael Brown, 18, was shot by police after what officials said was a struggle with a gun in a squad car
Obama: U.S. Airforce 'Remains Positioned' Around Refugees at Mount Sinjar
There is "no American military solution to larger Iraq crisis," President Obama warned
After Riots, Hundreds in Missouri Protest Teen's Death at Hands of Police
About two dozen businesses were damaged in the rioting overnight, 32 people were arrested, and two officers were injured, police said
On Martha’s Vineyard, Obama’s Cool is On Display
The Obamas’ seaside style is less brash than the Clintons', more secluded
Clinton Favored More Intervention in Syria
The likely Democratic presidential candidate shows off her hawkish side.
After Fatal Shooting of an Unarmed Black Teen, Police Arrest 32 for Rioting
Rioting and looting erupted in Ferguson, Missouri, in protests that turned violent over the killing of Michael Brown, a black teenager, by a police officer
Police Officer Fatally Shoots Unarmed Black Teenager Outside St. Louis, Community Outraged
Crowds gathered Saturday and Sunday to protest the killing of an unarmed black teenager by police
A Brief History of 'Delayed Death'
We trace the legal history of 'delayed death' after a medical examiner ruled James Brady's death a homicide stemming from complications from his 1981 shooting at the hands of John Hinckley Jr.
Obama: U.S. Strikes Have Destroyed Iraq Militants' Arms and Equipment
Obama said U.S. airstrikes have destroyed arms and equipment that Islamic State insurgents could have used to attack Arbil but warned the current operation in Iraq could take some time
U.S. Conducts Two More Airstrikes Against Islamic State in Iraq
The attacks included a drone strike on a mortar position.
Is New York Too Corrupt for Medical Marijuana?
One co-sponsor of New York’s medical marijuana law warns the pot business could be vulnerable to pay-to-play politics
Obama Has No 'Specific End Date' for U.S. Military Strikes in Iraq
"The president has not laid out a specific end date," White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters.
U.S. Says it Would Consider Russian Aid Deliveries to Ukraine an Invasion
Russia has offered to send a convoy of aid across the border for displaced civilians.
'America Is Coming To Help'
President Obama authorized strikes against Islamist fighters in Iraq and the U.S. also dropped relief supplies for members of the threatened Yazidi sect
Court Throws Out Real-Life ‘Kramer’s’ $1 Million Suit Against Seinfeld Writer
The court took 14 pages to explain the 'Not that there's anything wrong with that,' joke
CDC Activates Emergency Operation Center for Ebola Outbreak
The CDC has more than 200 staff members in Atlanta working on the outbreak, and will soon have more than 50 disease experts in West Africa to try to contain the outbreak.
Obama Considering U.S. Airstrikes to Help Religious Minorities in Iraq
Obama has been looking at a range of options, from dropping humanitarian supplies on Mount Sinjar to military strikes on fighters from the Islamic State who are at the base of the mountain
Origami Robot Can Self-Assemble and Walk Without Help
Researchers have designed a robot that transforms from a flat sheet to a 3-D machine
Princeton Looks to Scrap ‘Grade Quotas’
A new report recommends the school should end the era of 'grade deflation'
Israeli, Palestinian Teens Go to Peace Camp in Maine
At a camp called Seeds of Peace, Israelis and Palestinians are among the teens learning the power of dialogue
CIA Vaults a Woman into Top Spy Ranks
A female operative is being promoted to the No. 2 slot in the dirty tricks and espionage division
John Kerry Tries to End Afghan Presidential Feud
Afghanistan's Western backers hope the audit will produce a legitimate president before a NATO summit in early September
Snowden Granted 3-Year Residency in Russia
"In the future, Edward himself will take a decision on whether to stay on (in Russia) on and get Russian citizenship or leave for the United States."
The Lost Adults: Missing Without Uproar
A Connecticut man vanished 10 years ago without a trace; like many missing adults, he didn’t attract the attention he deserved
Jazz Legend Sonny Rollins: 'Onion' Writer Was Mean To Me
Jazz legend Sonny Rollins is upset over a satirical article in The New Yorker
Degrading on the Curve
Colleges and universities are chasing endowments at the students’ expense
Bad Cop, Worse Cop
A book from 1969 presciently describes the extent of police brutality, which continues to plague New York and other large cities
Thanks For Nothing: Obamacare Website Bunglers Fired
Vermont fires the tech company that made its Affordable Care site unworkable
The U.S. Government Has Another Leaker After Snowden
Intercept story about expansion of terrorist database indicates the U.S. intelligence community has a new leaker on its hands
U.S. to Sell Tunisia 12 Black Hawk Attack Helicopters
"We badly need them now," Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki said Tuesday.
The Princess in the Rent-Controlled NY Apartment
An Ottoman princess whose rent is $390 refuses to leave her tony New York apartment
The Coal Country Contest That Will Decide the Senate
Democratic newcomer Alison Lundergan Grimes is giving Mitch McConnell a run for his money, in a place unfriendly to Obama
Seven Things More Likely to Kill You than Ebola
Ebola shmebola. Here are 7 things Americans should actually freak out about.
Guantanamo Bay is a stunningly expensive failure