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North Korea’s Big Scary 70th Birthday Bash

On October 10th, North Korea supreme leader Kim Jung-Un will celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the totalitarian state's Communist Party, which is also his family business.The parade is estimated to be the largest in the country's history.

As Obama Heads to Oregon, Two Campus Shootings Happen in Two Different States

One student is reportedly dead after a shooting happened at an apartment complex owned by Texas Southern University on Friday morning.  "It's crazy," the school's associate vice-president of communications told the Los Angeles Times.

JetBlue Opened a Potato Farm at JFK Airport

The next time you're frantically late for your JetBlue flight, take a moment, when your Uber pulls up at JFK's Terminal 5, to stop and smell the potato plants growing by the curb.

Bratton Snatches Joint From Woman on the Street, Throws It in the Sewer

If New York City Police commissioner Bill Bratton catches you on the street mid-wake-and-bake, he will confiscate your joint and give you a stern lecture.

Was Arne Duncan Secretly Obama’s Boss All Along?

Last week, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced his resignation, after nearly seven years in office where he advanced the cause of education reform and served as the subject of weirdly displaced anger from the teachers unions and their allies.

Pizza Rat Has Apparently Started a Cheesy Rodent War in New York

When pizza rat became the voice of a generation after he valiantly tried to save a slice of abandoned cheese pizza from a subway staircase before realizing it was too hard and ran away, hungry and alone, the internet had its requisite fun.

4 Tunisian Civil-Society Organizations Share the Nobel Peace Prize

On Friday, the National Dialogue Quartet of Tunisia won the Nobel Peace Prize for its role in fostering democracy following the 2011 Jasmine Revolution, the country's term for its Arab Spring movement.

Rubio, Not Trump, Is Now the Defining Figure in the GOP Race

Cycles in presidential campaigns begin with hopeful conjecture, outright lies, blind tabloid items that can’t ever be proved or disproved.

7 Easy Ways to Signal That You Have Absolutely No Interest in Becoming House Speaker

Twenty-four hours after House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy announced he was dropping out of the race to replace John Boehner, the only thing that is clear is that the House Speaker position is perhaps the least desired job in Washington.  Given that Boehner recently said of his job, “Garbage men get ...

Fatal Fraternity Shooting at Northern Arizona University

A deadly campus shooting at Northern Arizona University, in Flagstaff, took place at 1:20 a.m. Friday, local time.

U.S. Reportedly Ending Program That Only Managed to Train ‘Four or Five’ Syrian Rebels

Last month, the Pentagon was forced to admit that its $500 million program to train Syrian rebels had managed to create "four or five" fighters instead of the 5,400 they had expected to train.  "Let's not kid ourselves," Senator Kelly Ayotte said at the congressional hearing where the confession took ...

Why Republicans Need Paul Ryan As House Speaker

In the immediate wake of John Boehner’s chaotic resignation as House speaker and Kevin McCarthy’s chaotic withdrawal as his presumptive successor, Republican hopes have quickly fixated on the prospect that Paul Ryan might save them.

Can Your Child Be Taught to Defeat a Gunman at Her School?

The most recent campus mass shooting, at Umpqua Community College, has left many people, including President Obama, feeling a bit hopeless.

10 Things to Know About the Mets-Dodgers Playoff Series

Tonight, the Mets will play their first postseason game since Carlos Beltran was memorably caught looking to end the 2006 NLCS.

Portraits of 9 New York City Carriage Drivers and Their Horses

Almost two years ago, then-mayoral-candidate Bill de Blasio promised to ban New York City's horse-and-buggies on the first day of his term, garnering the support of deep-pocketed animal-rights activists.

How the Media Is Handling Kevin McCarthy’s Rumored Affair

Why did Representative Kevin McCarthy abruptly bow out of the race to be speaker of the House on Thursday morning?

Ben Carson Tries to Top Himself, Blames Holocaust on Gun Control

Another week, another jaw-dropping comment from Ben Carson. In an interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on Thursday, the Republican presidential candidate (who is catching up to front-runner Donald Trump in the polls) suggested that gun control was partly to blame for the Holocaust.

More Clues that Joe Biden Is Definitely, Maybe Running for President

Joe Biden "confidants" claim the vice president could make his decision about entering the 2016 race as soon as this weekend, but if you can't wait that long, here's another anonymous clue about his plans.

How the Right Is Reacting to the House Leadership Crisis

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s last-minute decision to bow out from the competition to replace John Boehner as speaker has thrown a wrench into the gears of a GOP machine that was not very well oiled to begin with.

Who’s Going to Be the Next House Speaker?

John Boehner's handpicked successor just quit the race for Speaker before a vote was even cast. Now that House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy has been forced out by tea party hardliners, some Republicans are crying in the Capitol cloak room, while others search frantically for a new leader to unite them.