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Delay won't quell 2014 wrangling over Keystone XL

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats sweating this year's elections may be hoping that the Obama administration's latest delay to the proposed Keystone XL pipeline takes a politically fraught issue off the table for the midterms.


Mark Twain, Writing Coach

Young writers besotted by the image of a swaggering, confident Twain should take heart: Underneath that white suit lurked an author as insecure and neurotic as those who idolize him.


Health care site flagged in Heartbleed review

WASHINGTON (AP) — People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama's signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government's vulnerability to the confounding Heartbleed Internet security flaw.


Millennials and the American City

Michael Tubbs, a 23-year-old councilmember in Stockton, California, and the star of the documentary ‘True Son,’ says that now is the time for young people to engineer social change.


Burma’s Badass Gun-toting Medics

The Free Burma Rangers are one of the few aid groups left operating in Myanmar’s contested ethnic states—and their work often straddles the line between humanitarian relief and armed activism.


Ehrenreich Gives God a Going Over

Social critic, scientist, muckraking journalist, Barbara Ehrenreich has never been one to take things on faith. But now she's giving God another look.


Billionaire Bounty-Hunting Club

An oligarch hopes that offering rewards for captured Russians will motivate the public and the troops, but so far all he’s inspired is cynical—and desperate—laughter.


Was There Really An Empty Tomb?

What makes Jesus different from the prophets of the world’s other great religions? The claim that he rose from the dead and left behind an empty tomb. But how much do we know about it?


Obama signs bill aimed at blocking Iran's UN envoy

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama signed legislation Friday aimed at blocking Iran's chosen ambassador to the United Nations because of his ties to the 1979 takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran. But the president says he's only treating the legislation as guidance.


The Week’s Best Longreads

From the hunt for musicians who disappeared without a trace to a baseball player’s secret escape from Cuba, the Daily Beast picks the best journalism from around the web this week.


The Cheerleader Murders

For five long and very strange years, death haunted tiny Dryden, NY, a town near the Finger Lakes where a plague of car accidents, suicides, and even grisly murders involving two popular cheerleaders just kept mounting up.


Can HRC Count on Women This Time?

They famously supported her in 2008—until they helped Obama win Iowa. So will the grandmother-to-be inspire female voters next cycle, or will they judge her on a harsher scale?


Watch the Week in 90 Seconds

From the death of a literary titan to the shooting spree at Kansas Jewish centers to NASA’s discovery of Earth’s ‘cousin,’ catch up on the past week’s biggest stories.


Rand Paul and the Welfare Rancher

The Nevada rancher’s escalating standoff with the feds raises a worrisome question: Can Americans’ relationship with their government—and each other—be saved?


Hollywood’s Worst Medical Errors

From doctors doing surgery without masks on to Wolverine’s true love dying via diuretic, TV and film are full of medical errors.


The Fringe Faith Duping The GOP

It’s a tiny religion featuring fembots, creationists, and a leader who says his ‘Holocaust Deception’ book was a mistake. Why are so many in the GOP appearing on its TV network?


The Afghanistan to D.C. Express

An illustrated story about a Marine officer recovering in the hospital after being evacuated from Afghanistan.


Another U.S. Mumps Outbreak

This week, New Jersey joined New York and Ohio as the third U.S. location to have a mumps outbreak this year—and it probably won’t be the last. Is it time for mandatory vaccines?


The Search for General Tso

A new documentary premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival explores how and why General Tso’s chicken became a cultural touchstone.


Hollywood’s ‘Twink’ Pool Parties

Wild nights of no clothes and lots of alcohol: one attendee reveals what went on at X Men director Bryan Singer’s infamous pool parties.


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