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Should Real-Estate Developers Fix the Subway?


Oh, good. Capital New York is reporting that the MTA’s capital-funding plan is working out, and we should have every subway station in the system renovated and in good shape … by 2067.

Jeb Bush Sides with Both Same-Sex Couples and Kentucky County Clerk


Many presidential candidates have staked out a position on Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who was jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, and on Thursday evening, Jeb Bush explained where he stands on the issue: d) all of the above.

One Student Killed, Two Injured in Shooting at Sacramento College


Sacramento City College was on lockdown for several hours on Thursday afternoon after a gunman opened fire on three male students, killing one.

How Ben Carson Surged by Staying Under the Radar


No candidate had a better August than Ben Carson: for the last month, he’s been surging to the top of the heap in Iowa without anyone noticing that it was happening.

Biden Says He Still Doesn’t Know If He Has the ‘Emotional Energy’ to Run in 2016


Last week Joe Biden confirmed that he's considering a presidential run in a private Democratic National Committee conference call that wound up on CNN.

How Trump Outmaneuvered the GOP — Again


At first glance, it would seem that Republicans scored a major win today when Donald Trump announced that he had signed the party’s pledge to support the eventual nominee, thereby forswearing a third-party run.

Proposal Bans Trans Health-Care Discrimination


The Affordable Care Act already contains a provision against medical discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.

Rick Perry Reveals That He Doesn’t Know How Clocks Work — and That He’s Staying in the 2016 Race


After Donald Trump claimed at a press conference today that Rick Perry was dropping out of the 2016 presidential race, Fox News asked the former Texas governor for a response. "You know a broken clock is right once a day," he said, managing to both mangle the saying enough to make ...

Two Topless Women Are Assaulted, Another Is Arrested in Times Square


On Wednesday night, three "desnudas" — the topless, body-painted women who perform for tips in Times Square — wound up dealing with the new NYPD unit created to appease New York's supposedly scandalized residents and tourists.In one incident, desnudas Lourdes Carrasquillo and Maria Ruiz were allegedly attacked by Mark Walters, ...

Kentucky County Clerk Who Refused to Issue Marriage Licenses Sent to Jail [Updated]


Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who received national attention for her refusal to issue marriage licenses following the Supreme Court's decision to legalize same-sex marriage, was taken into federal custody today.

French Authorities Say Flaperon Definitely Belongs to Missing Malaysian Airlines Jet MH370


A little more than a month after a Boeing 777 part washed up on the French island of Réunion, officials in France have confirmed that the debris — an airplane flaperon — belongs to the missing Malaysian Airlines jet MH370.

South Carolina Prosecutors Seek Death Penalty in Charleston Church Shooting Case


State prosecutors in South Carolina will reportedly seek the death penalty for Dylann Roof, the 21-year-old accused of fatally shooting nine black people attending Bible study at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston in June.

Trump Stops Terrorizing GOP With Threat of Independent Run [Updated]


At least one element of the GOP's Donald Trump nightmare has come to an end. On Thursday afternoon, Trump signed a pledge to back the eventual Republican nominee in the general election, removing his not-so-subtle threat to run as a vote-siphoning independent if he doesn't become the GOP candidate.

Kentucky County Clerk Who Refused to Issue Marriage Licenses Sent to Jail


Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who received national attention for her refusal to issue marriage licenses following the Supreme Court's decision to legalize same-sex marriage, was taken into federal custody today.

Does Reading Literature Really Beef Up Your Brain?


When you hide your cell phone, log off your computer, and find a few rare moments of calm to read some poetry or a weighty novel, it certainly feels as though it ought to be good for you.

Federal Judge Says Tom Brady Doesn’t Have to Sit Out 4 Games


New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady no longer has to sit out four games because of Deflategate, as originally mandated by the NFL.

Turkey Reportedly Releases Vice Journalists Arrested Earlier This Week


Vice News reporter Jake Hanrahan and cameraman Philip Pendlebury, who were arrested in Turkey last week, have reportedly been released.

This Summer Was the Safest New York Has Seen in Decades, NYPD Says


The NYPD announced on Wednesday that this summer was the safest New York City has seen in years, according to its data.

China Reminds the World Its Military Is Bigger Than It Was 70 Years Ago With Giant Parade


In the days before China held a massive parade to celebrate the 70th anniversary of its World War II victory over Japan, factories were closed and barbecues banned to make sure the sky was clear when observers craned their heads to watch planes forming a 70 in the sky.

Jeb Bush Is Still Searching for His Best Political Self


It has still been possible, late this summer, to catch Jeb Bush on a good day. At these times, his stiffness subsides and the dimensions of his empathy become apparent, when his interest in policy seems deeper and his grasp of it more intuitive than that of the rest of ...


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