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Christie’s Bridge Trolls

In Fort Lee, the full scope of the insanity of the traffic jam that top political aides ordered is finally hitting home—for the governor, too.

Let's Get Biblical

Russell Crowe is Noah. Christian Bale is Moses. Brad Pitt is Pontius Pilate. With pages of action and a faithful fanbase, Hollywood is mining the good book for blockbuster stories.

How to Hide a Famine

At the height of the Great Famine, China hosted the World Championships of ping pong and managed to hide the deaths of nearly 44 million even with the eyes of the world on them.

Wearables: Fad or the Future?

Predictions for the exploding wearables market are through the roof. But there’s lots of reasons these new gadgets don’t have the revolutionary power of smartphones.

She Hid Her Gun Where?

The ex-wife of Pulitzer Prize-winner Cormac McCarthy was arrested on assault charges that prove, among other things, that sometimes truth is stranger than even prize-winning fiction.

A Campy, Star-Studded Romp

Brace yourselves for IFC’s ‘The Spoils of Babylon’—a hilarious spoof miniseries featuring Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig, and more.

Mass Grave or Public Park?

Over 1,500 unclaimed or out-of-luck New Yorkers are buried each year in the isolation of a giant graveyard on Hart Island. But these unmarked graves may soon be getting more visitors.

Bitcoin for Baby Boomers

In 2012 it was $5.48. In 2014 it’s reached $1,040. Could Bitcoin fund your retirement years?

Privacy Before Poverty

The president is fond of saying income inequality is the country’s overarching problem today, when in fact it’s his extra-legal powers.

The Nasty Cheney Schadenfreude

Cheney-haters are pretending to be concerned that Liz’s Senate campaign destroyed her family. But under different circumstances, they’d call her a hero for breaking with the clan.

They’ve Always Been Watching You

How ‘The Burglary,’ a new history of the FBI and government snooping, undermines President Obama’s legitimacy in the war on terror.

Venezuela’s Murdered Beauty Queen

A cherished soap opera star and her British ex-husband were slain in a carjacking that spared their 5-year-old daughter.

Syria’s Al Qaeda Gang Wars

The power-hungry leader of a jihadists rebel group in Syria has riled up his fellow extremists—and they're turning their guns on each other.

The Bikini Bridge to Nowhere

The latest trend in thinspiration turned out to be nothing but an Internet-made hoax. So why do we let ourselves get sucked in by the hype?

‘Girls’ Just Wanna Have Fun

We obsess over what Lena Dunham’s vision for ‘Girls’ means. The new season leaves little to obsess over. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t watch.

Obama to unveil first 5 'Promise Zones'

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is announcing ways the federal government can help economically challenged communities through five new "Promise Zones."

Pentagon chief in rare visit to nuke missile base

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is making a rare visit to an Air Force nuclear missile base, hoping to boost morale among the men and women who operate, maintain and safeguard the nation's Minuteman 3 nuclear missiles.

Republicans promote ways of helping the poor

WASHINGTON (AP) — Faced with an empathy gap before the 2014 midterm elections, Republicans are trying to forge a new image as a party that helps the poor and lifts struggling workers into the middle class.

Obama expected to curb NSA access to phone records

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is expected to restrict National Security Agency access to Americans' phone records and rein in spying on foreign leaders, according to people familiar with a White House review of the government's surveillance programs.