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‘I’m No Longer Afraid’: 35 Women Tell Their Stories About Being Assaulted by Bill Cosby, and the Culture That Wouldn’t Listen


More has changed in the past few years for women who allege rape than in all the decades since the women’s movement began.

Will Intellectual Combat Ever Top William Buckley vs. Gore Vidal? A New Documentary Suggests Not


In 1968, there existed two especially splendid exemplars of a now-extinct species: “celebrity intellectual.” They were Gore Vidal and William F.

Trump Forces Lindsey Graham to Get Smartphone


Republican senator Lindsey Graham finally has an iPhone, he announced today on ABC's This Week, after being forced to upgrade once Donald Trump publicized his old cell number at an event last week.

Boy Scouts to Relax Ban on Gay Leaders


The Boy Scouts of America will announce tomorrow that their ban on gay leaders within the organization will end, though individual (volunteer) scout groups will still be able to reject gay scout leaders if they want, a loophole which the New York Times characterizes as a move "to gain the ...

Huckabee Says Obama is Marching Israelis to the 'Door of the Oven' With Iran Deal


Hyperbolic analogies to Nazis or the Holocaust are hardly a new feature of American political rhetoric, but Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee got weirdly specific about concentration-camp crematoriums yesterday when denouncing the Obama Administration's nuclear deal with Iran.

In Final Speech, Obama Asks Kenyans to Build New Traditions


In his last major appearance before departing Kenya for Ethiopia today, President Obama addressed a rapturous crowd of nearly 5,000 mostly-young Kenyans at an arena in Nairobi, declaring, "I am proud to be the first American president to come to Kenya, and of course I'm the first Kenyan-American to be ...

Will the Uber Fight Haunt de Blasio in 2017?


Mayor Bill de Blasio believed that the pieces needed to score a quick win were in place. A public hearing had been held; a vote by the ideologically simpatico City Council to cap the growth of Uber was coming soon.

Animal-Rights Activists Free 5,740 Mink in Cross-Country Crime Spree


The FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force has arrested two animal rights activists after they spent half a year driving 40,000 miles around the US, raiding fur farms, and releasing about 5,740 mink into the wild.

Las Vegas Hotel Suffers a Cabana Inferno


A fire broke out this afternoon at the 14th-floor pool of the five-star Las Vegas hotel, The Cosmopolitan, injuring one person, closing part of the Las Vegas Strip, and temporarily adding a giant plume of black smoke to the city’s famous skyline.

In Return to Kenya, Obama Cites Progress and Opportunities


In President Obama's opening speech kicking off a two-day visit to Kenya, he declared that “Africa is on the move,” and announced that the U.S.

Giant Water Slide Scheduled to Spread Fun and Germs in Manhattan This August


The eighth-annual Summer Streets program, when pedestrians and bicyclists banish cars from seven miles of city streets, will take place on August 1, 8, and 15.

Kenyans Couldn’t Be More Excited for the President’s Visit. The Elaborate Preparations Are Being Called ‘Obamacare.’


NAIROBI — I had not spoken to George Obama in years, not since co-writing a story on the far-flung Obama diaspora for this magazine in 2009.

Former Tour de France Champ Accuses Cyclists of Using Tiny Motors on Bikes


Performance-enhancing drugs have long plagued professional cycling, but three-time Tour de France champion Greg LeMond accused riders of a different form of cheating this week: tiny motors on their bikes.

Justice Department Asked to Investigate Hillary’s Emails


The inspector general for the intelligence agencies has asked the Justice Department to look into Hillary Clinton's personal email usage during her tenure as secretary of State.

American Who Spied for Israel Might Be Released Soon


The American government is considering releasing Jonathan Pollard from prison, The Wall Street Journal reports.

Woman Walking Cat on a Leash Causes Subway Delays


Who among us hasn't dreamed of taking their cat for a jaunty stroll through the neighborhood, if only we could trust that they'd obey commands or not run onto the subway tracks?

Sandra Bland’s Jail Mate Said ‘She Seemed Very Distraught’


Sandra Bland, the woman who was found dead in a Texas jail cell after being pulled over for changing lanes without a turn signal, did not have any injuries that would show that she had been murdered.  "In a violent homicide or a murder," Waller County Assistant District Attorney Warren Diepraam told reporters, "where ...

Poor Little Alligator’s Last Act Was Crossing the Road


On Thursday afternoon, the NYPD busted a two-foot-long alligator trying to cross Ninth Avenue at 205th Street.

Rick Perry Down to a Single Felony Charge


As you may recall, Republican Rick Perry was charged last summer with abuse of power and coercion of a public servant.

Hillary Clinton Is Just Trying to Chill


Hillary Clinton has many well-known qualities, but chillness is not among them. Unfortunately, that didn't stop her from collaborating with a Vine user on this clip, which features a "More Like Chillary Clinton Amirite?


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