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Guantanamo Bay is a stunningly expensive failure
Plane Carrying Second Ebola Patient Arrives in United States
The patient's arrival came a day after Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City said it was testing a man for Ebola, though they concluded it was "unlikely" he had it
Feverish Man Being Tested for Ebola in New York City
The deadly virus may have arrived in America's most crowded, populous city with a man who recently visited west Africa
James Brady, Reagan’s Press Spokesman Shot by Would-Be Assassin, Dies
After brain injuries that left him in a wheelchair, he successfully campaigned for gun controls
Texas May Have Executed an Innocent Man
Cameron Todd Willingham was executed in 2004 on the basis of testimony which has been recanted
Are Hamptons Police Really Searching for an Egg Salad Recipe?
A story about a missing $4,000 egg salad recipe is likely a hoax
The Perfect Amusement Park: Thrills, Chills, Spills and the Occasional Death
How Action Park came to be known as “Accident Park” & “Class-Action Park”
America’s most dangerous amusement park is back to take your breath, if not your teeth, away
Obama: 'We Tortured Some Folks'
The President says the United States crossed a line in resorting to torture after 9/11
Obama Calls for Release of Israeli Soldier, Says Putin Ignoring Russia's Interests in Ukraine
"A ceasefire was one way in which we could stop the killing, to step back and try to resolve some of the underlying issues," Obama said
Republicans Revive U.S. Border Security Bills to Speed Deportations
House Republican lawmakers said they will try again to pass two separate bills that failed to win enough support from the party on Thursday
If You've Taken the Pill Recently, You May Be at Increased Risk of Breast Cancer
A study found that women who take high-estrogen contraception have a higher rate of developing breast cancer.
Sprint's New Data Plan Makes You Pay for Your Favorite App's Data
Sprint's new phone plan favors established social media companies, digital rights advocates warn
U.S. House to Try to Pass Border Funding Bill Friday: Lawmakers
The decision comes shortly after House Republicans revolted against their own party's $659 million spending bill, causing House Speaker John Boehner to cancel Thursday's scheduled vote
Islamophobia in America on the Rise, Poll Shows
Cartoons like the one above are indicative of a larger shift in American perception, a new poll found
CIA Says 'Oops. Sorry.' Capitulates on Intelligence Committee Spying Probe
CIA Director John Brennan was up on Capitol Hill hat in hand, apologizing to Feinstein and her Republican counterpart, committee Vice-Chair Saxby Chambliss
Fearing a Loss, House Republicans Pull Their Own Immigration Bill
Speaker John Boehner’s bill was opposed by conservative Republicans as well as Democrats
CIA Hacked Senate Computers
The CIA admits wrongdoing in ongoing feud with Senate panel over torture
Hey Friendo: Coin-Flipping Cop's Anti-Weed Crusade
The officer called Washington's new marijuana laws "silly," and flipped a coin when issuing citations
Is Texas the Greenest State? By One Measure, Maybe
Texans choose green energy more often than other consumers, report finds
House Republicans Vote to Sue Obama
Republicans' lawsuit is political fodder for both parties.
House Republicans Vote to Sue Obama Over Obamacare
The 225-201 vote, along party lines, to authorize the suit will allow House lawyers to draft legal documents
Richard Nixon Was Very Fascinated by Panda Sex
When the United States was gifted with two Chinese pandas, President Nixon made sure they knew how to do the deed.
Americans Want to Treat Migrant Children as Refugees
A vast majority believe the children arriving on the border should be allowed to stay if it is unsafe for them to return to their home countries
God Hates Reddit
The church is well known for picketing funerals of soldiers killed in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq
Who Started the Impeachment Rumors?
A handful of Republicans have been talking about impeaching the president—and Democrats are loving it
New Bill Takes Aim at NSA's Bulk Phone Data Collection
Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy introduced a bill in the Senate that would curb the NSA's ability to collect bulk phone records from American citizens
OkCupid Co-Founder: 'We Experiment on Human Beings...That’s How Websites Work'
The site's co-founder defended its actions in an interview with Newsweek.
U.S. Appeals Court Strikes Down Virginia's Gay Marriage Ban
"Denying same-sex couples this choice prohibits them from participating fully in our society," the decision said