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Johns Hopkins Disappoints Hundreds of Teens by Accidentally Offering Them Admission


Hundreds of high school seniors received an email on Sunday from Johns Hopkins University saying they were accepted early decision, despite the fact that they were actually rejected.

Congressman Who Owns ‘Blow-me.org’ Sued for Sexual Harassment


On its own, last week's news that Republican Texas Representative Blake Farenthold registered the domain name "Blow-me.org" when he owned a computer consulting business in the '90s is amusing, but inconsequential.

In 2014, This Guy Made 330,000 Times What You Did


How much did you make in 2014? If you’re a New Yorker, $50,000 to $70,000 is a good guess, and you probably spent nearly all of that on the cost of living in New York.

At a Brooklyn School, Kids Staged an ‘I Can’t Breathe’ Die-In


Amid the massive protests in recent weeks over the non-indictments in the cop killings of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, we've seen walkouts from Black Congressional staffers in D.C., New York City Councilmembers, and countless college and high-school students.

Fung Wah Buses Are Back, Baby


Fung Wah, the bus operator that promised you cheap travel from New York to Boston for the price of sitting next to a guy who keeps hunching over in his seat to subtly hit a crack pipe, is set to reopen in 2015 after being shut down by the feds ...

Prisoner Release May Usher in New Era in Cuban Relations


Cuba released a 65-year-old American prisoner Wednesday, in a move that is expected to lead to a lifting of the travel ban and may even spell the end of a decades-long embargo against the island nation.  Alan Gross has spent five years in a Cuban prison since his 2009 capture.

Michael Grimm Aide Thinks Mayor de Blasio Is an ‘Asshole,’ Doesn’t Care Who Knows It


Decorum in the office of Staten Island Representative Michael Grimm has gone right out the window — or rather off the balcony.

Hillary Clinton Finally Says She Isn’t Down With Torture


Presumed 2016 presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton addressed the Senate torture report for the first time Tuesday night, denouncing the interrogation tactics on the same day Jeb Bush announced that he is exploring a presidential run. She made the remarks during a human-rights awards dinner honoring Robert F.

Will of World’s Most Selfish Pet-Owner: Kill My Dog So We Can Be Buried Together


Bella the German shepherd is alive, but her unnamed Cincinnati owner recently passed away. Normally Bella would go to the loving home of a new owner, where she could live out the rest of her days chasing squirrels and sleeping on the couch.

Billion-Dollar Creepy Spy Blimp Will Soon Hover Over Maryland


It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a billion-dollar surveillance blimp that will be able to watch everything that happens from North Carolina to Boston.

Teens Are Way More Into Vaping Than Smoking Regular Cigarettes


Smoking tobacco cigarettes is so not cool these days, and anyone who’s anyone is apparently vaping. The 2014 edition of the National Institute on Drug Abuse's annual survey on adolescent students' drug use says e-cigarettes are more popular among teens than tobacco cigarettes, with regular smoking among 8th, 10th, and 12th graders ...

Torture, Russia, and Conservative Dictator-Envy


Three decades ago, right-wing French intellectual Jean-Francois Revel published a call to arms entitled “How Democracies Perish,” which quickly became a key text of the neoconservative movement and an ideological blueprint for the Reagan administration.

Eric Holder on Anti-Police Protests, Obama’s Legacy, and His Final Battle As Attorney General


With protests still raging over recent police shootings of unarmed black men and boys, and over the legal system’s seeming paralysis in the face of police-prosecutor solidarity, the nation’s first African-American attorney general began a farewell tour that was also a last-gasp effort to start making things right.

Eric Holder on Anti-Police Protests, Obama's Legacy, and His Final Battle as Attorney General


With protests still raging over recent police shootings of unarmed black men and boys, and over the legal system’s seeming paralysis in the face of police-prosecutor solidarity, the nation’s first African-American attorney general began a farewell tour that was also a last-gasp effort to start making things right.

Ex-Marine Imprisoned in Iran Starts Hunger Strike


An American citizen imprisoned by the Iranian government has begun a hunger strike, his family says, in hopes that the U.S.

Ex-Marine Imprisoned in Iran Starts Hunger Strike


An American citizen imprisoned by the Iranian government has begun a hunger strike, his family says, in hopes that the U.S.

The U.S. Wants to Host the 2024 Olympic Games


Big news for those who can't quite bring themselves to go down to Brazil for the 2016 Olympic games: The U.S.

All LAPD Officers Are Getting Body Cameras


Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti announced an ambitious body camera program Tuesday, with plans to outfit all of the LAPD's officers in the coming years.

NYC Kids Now Need a Flu Shot for Pre-K


New city Health Department regulations are dealing another blow to parents who refuse to vaccinate their children.

Sony's Very, Very Expensive Hack


It has been three weeks since a shadowy group of hackers started to release a huge cache of data, films, and email stolen from Sony Pictures Entertainment.


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