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Christian Bale will star in Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs movie

After months of rumors and speculation, Aaron Sorkin has confirmed that Christian Bale will play the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in his upcoming biopic.

Dem. Senator Mark Begich: 'The president's not relevant'

Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska) brushed off a question about whether he voted for President Obama by arguing that the inquiry was "irrelevant" to his candidacy.

Did the media get Ferguson wrong?


In August, after a Ferguson, Missouri police officer shot and killed a young, unarmed black man named Michael Brown, the reaction by local residents, civil rights activists, and the media instantly went nuclear.

Watch Zach Galifianakis skewer Brad Pitt on 'Between Two Ferns'

How can you possibly improve on an appearance from the President of the United States? Funny or Die's "Between Two Ferns" brings in Brad Pitt as a follow-up — and host Zach Galifianakis isn't thrilled about the downgrade.

Fox News host: Young women on juries are 'not a good idea'

On Tuesday's episode of Fox News' The Five, the show's co-hosts held a discussion about politics' "war on women." The conversation took an interesting turn, though, when co-host Kimberly Guilfoyle said that young women on juries "are not a good idea," and young women should "go back on Tinder or Match.com." Guilfoyle's remarks came after Greg Gutfeld presented the common argument that people become more conservative as they age.

Rand Paul will hold a 2016 strategy summit one week after the midterms

In another sign that Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is gearing up for a presidential run, the freshman lawmaker will huddle with strategists and advisers eight days after the midterm elections, according to National Journal.

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Can science fiction spur scientific innovation?


Does science fiction help us innovate? According to Arizona State University's strange and strangely compelling Center for Science and the Imagination, the answer is, absolutely yes.

'Having it all' has officially jumped the shark


In the latest "short film" for the perfume Chanel No. 5, model Gisele Bundchen stars as a modern woman struggling to balance work and life.

When Khomeini said no to Iranian nukes


The nuclear negotiations between six world powers and Iran, which are now nearing their November deadline, remain deadlocked over U.S.

Scott Brown closing in on another upset Senate win, says new poll

Scott Brown is within striking distance of picking off another Democratic-held Senate seat, as a CNN poll released Thursday finds him in a dead heat with Democratic Sen.

10 self-sabotaging interview mistakes to avoid


When it comes to fear-inducing situations, job interviews are right up there with public speaking and first dates.

The FBI has files on 1 in 3 Americans

And it's adding 10,000 more names to the list each day. A new report from The Wall Street Journal found that the FBI's master criminal database includes more than 77.7 million Americans, with 10,000 to 12,000 new names every day.

Al Qaeda is suddenly very interested in China

Over at The Diplomat, Zachary Keck points out that the inaugural issue of al Qaeda's magazine Resurgence contains quite a few references to China.

Mexican government suspects mayor in students' disappearance

Mexico's attorney general said Wednesday that the mayor of the city of Iguala, Jose Luis Abarca, and his wife were the "probable masterminds" of the disappearance of 43 student-teachers last month.

U.S.-led airstrikes killed 553 people in a month, group says

The U.S.-led coalition's airstrikes against ISIS and other Islamist groups over the last month in Syria have killed 553 people, including 32 civilians, the U.K.-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Thursday.

10 things you need to know today: October 23, 2014


1. Ottawa locked down after gunman attacks Parliament A gunman, identified as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, shot and killed a soldier guarding Canada's National War Memorial, then entered the Parliament building across a plaza and started shooting there.

Poll finds Americans are skeptical that U.S. hospitals can handle Ebola

A new poll from The Associated Press has found that nearly half of Americans don't think their local hospitals "could safely treat an Ebola case." Only 31 percent of respondents, meanwhile, were "moderately confident" their local hospital could handle Ebola.

What the Middle Ages can tell us about the GOP's big charity myth


Joni Ernst, a Senate candidate from Iowa, has been hailed as the GOP’s latest "breakout star." She has a lot of the qualities past Republican women have utilized to great avail, including the small-townish, folksy appeal of Sarah Palin, and the church-going wholesomeness of Michele Bachmann.

The most sensible GOP alternative to ObamaCare comes from a Senate candidate who is almost sure to lose


Consider this sentence: "Former Republican National Committee Chairman Ed Gillespie takes the political risk of championing a middle-class-friendly, comprehensive health-care reform as an alternative to President Obama's Affordable Care Act." Think on it for a bit.


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