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The Spy Who Came In From the Desert
It won’t be easy for the CIA to flip an ISIS militant
Months After Robin Williams, Hotlines Still See a Spike
A full two months after Robin Williams’ August 11 death from suicide, a scattered handful of mental health professionals and volunteers are still feeling the aftereffects.
Photos: Libertarians Converge on Hip North Brooklyn
On Saturday, libertarians from as far afield as California journeyed to Greenpoint, Brooklyn, to attend LibertyFest, a conference by and for libertarians
Quora Question: Given the Mess With ISIS, Was It a Mistake for President Obama to Pull American Military Forces Out of Iraq?
"It is a mistake to accept any claims that President Obama is responsible for pulling out US troops," writes Iraq War veteran Jon Davis.
Chincoteague is overrun by feral, swimming ponies. And it’s a wondrous thing to behold
St. Louis Area Police Arrest at Least 17 During Weekend of Protests
Thousands of people are staging protest marches, vigils and other demonstrations in the St. Louis area this weekend
Wary of Privacy Issues? Ditch Dropbox and Avoid Google, Says Edward Snowden
During a video interview on Saturday night, whistleblower Edward Snowden spoke about iOS, asylum, and the U.S. government
Is a Catskills Town Divided by Antisemitism or Greedy Developers?
Is the village of Bloomingburg, New York, trying to slow growth—or block Ultra-Orthodox Jews from moving in?
Second U.S. Ebola Case: Texas Health Care Worker Tests Positive
The number of people known to have died in the worst Ebola outbreak on record has risen to 4,033 out of 8,399 cases in seven countries, the World Health Organization said on Friday
Quora Question: Why You Should Trust the CDC on Ebola
"For those living in the U.S., the discovery of a case in Dallas should not be cause for panic or alarm," writes, Jae Won Joh, MD.
Photos: Moving 'Bronx Boys' Book Depicts Gritty Life in the NYC Borough
"The Bronx has a terrible beauty— stark and harsh—like the desert. At first glance you imagine nothing can survive. Then you notice life going on all around."
'Ferguson October' Marches Through St. Louis
On Saturday, thousands marched in St. Louis to protest police violence in the wake of two shootings
TV’s LBGT Characters Add Representation, Depth, GLAAD Report Says
Representations of LGBT characters on television have increased in quantity and quality but more could be done, advocacy group says
Photos: The Costumed of Comic Con
New York Comic-Con draws thousands of fans, many of whom arrive costumed as their favorite characters
St. Louis Braces for Weekend of Protests After New Shooting
Protesters planned to kick off a weekend of demonstrations against police violence with a march on Friday afternoon to the St. Louis County courthouse after eight people were arrested in protests overnight
False Alarm: Airplane Briefly Quarantined in Las Vegas Due to Ebola
"There's a plane that's been quarantined on the tarmac at McCarran," University Medical Center spokeswoman Danita Cohen said
Archaeologists Discover Two Ancient Villages in Arizona National Park
Two “matching” towns from the Basketmaker period were discovered in neighboring sand dunes
JetBlue Bars Passenger From Flight After Twitter Spat
The airline called the passenger's behavior "unruly," but she says JetBlue's policy is "no mean tweets."
Ebola Risks Becoming the ‘Next AIDS': CDC
Officials addressed the economic and humanitarian impact of the outbreak on Thursday
Anchorage Police Report Detailing Bloody Palin Family Brawl Released
Officers and witnesses offer conflicting reports of what went down that fateful September night
What Former CIA Head Leon Panetta Says Now About Torture
Leon Panetta says he remains uncertain on the intelligence value of harsh interrogations.
What Did the White House Know About the Colombia Prostitute Scandal?
'Washington Post' report about the Secret Service scandal shows yet again it’s the cover-up that can get you in trouble
Young Woman With Terminal Cancer Spends Last Days Lobbying for Right to Die
Five states have legalized physician-assisted suicide. Is it time for more?
Eat You Later, Alligator
A growing industry in gator skins and meat might help make some Pelican State residents rich
Beyond Deep Throat
Revealed for the first time: the many sources used by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein to bring down all the president’s men
Americans ask CDC: Can My Dog Catch Ebola?
Spain’s euthanizing of an Ebola patient’s dog prompts anxious animal-related questions for the CDC
George F. Will Uninvited from Scripps College Talk
Will wrote that people who report sexual assault on campus enjoy a “coveted status.”
U.S. Will Introduce Screening for Ebola in 5 Major Airports
New York, Washington, D.C., Newark, Chicago and Atlanta will receive extra scrutiny.
Opinion: The Apolitical Supreme Court Is Dead
The Supreme Court is driven by ideology that perverts law, the Constitution and democracy