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Jailed Teens’ Brain Trauma

Though half of 16-18 year old inmates have a history of traumatic brain injury (TBI), very little is understood about how TBI affects young people.

Why the Art World Coddles Franco

The art world loves the star attention the actor brings so much so that it accepts his ‘art’ without much scrutiny. In his new exhibit, though, Franco goes a step too far.

Blame This Drunken Bear for Putin

Bill Clinton had to call Russia’s first president early in the day to catch him sober. But the U.S. could work with Yeltsin—though he chose a successor who would ‘repudiate his legacy.’

Brunei Returns to the Stoning Age

The tiny sultanate is planning a return to medieval modes of shariah law, with vicious punishments for extramarital sex and anti-Muslim defamation. And nobody’s blinking an eye.

Even Socialists Have a Wage Gap

In the ultra progressive Nordic countries that have done the most to enforce gender equality, a gap stubbornly persists in the workplace. Can America really succeed where Sweden failed?

Hitchhike a Plane—and Survive

A runaway teen hitched a ride in the wheel well of a plane that reached 38,000 feet and subzero temperatures. How the hell did he get out alive?

Groupon Government

These days only suckers pay retail for restaurants, clothes, and massages. And tanks, medicine, retirement, border patrol, and nearly every other thing the federal government provides.

Our Photoshopping Disorder

The media has been on a rampage against severely Photoshopped images, particularly of young women. Now a new bill calls on Congress to get involved. But is it really a political issue?

KY Dem Runs On, Not From, O'care

In a bold move, Kentucky pol Elisabeth Jensen has vocalized her support of the Affordable Health Care Act in her bid for Congress.

How Chicago Became ‘Chiraq’

This Easter weekend, 45 people were shot in the city that’s come to be known as ‘Chiraq.’ And until Obama can get the guns off the streets of his hometown, the bloodshed won’t stop.

Chickens of the Sea

Whatever happened to ‘women and children first’? The captains of the capsized South Korean ferry and the Costa Concordia have set a new bar for maritime cowardice.

Are the Feds Hoarding Pot?

Home to the only legal supply of research-grade cannabis, the National Institute on Drug Abuse has the power to shape the future of medical marijuana. Why it isn’t.

From ‘Clueless’ to Clueless

Diapers are ‘pseudoscience.’ Dairy leaves ‘toxic sludge’ in your uterus. And whatever you do, don’t use tampons! Plus more claims from Alicia Silverstone’s new book, ‘The Kind Mama.’

Cuban-American leaders helped 'Cuban Twitter'

MIAMI (AP) — Leaders with the largest nonprofit organization for young Cuban-Americans quietly provided strategic support for the federal government's secret "Cuban Twitter" program, connecting contractors with potential investors and even serving as paid consultants, The Associated Press has learned.

Myanmar rebel leader urges US role in peace talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — A leader of an ethnic Kachin rebel group involved in renewed clashes with Myanmar government forces urged the U.S. to play a role in peace talks to quell decades of conflict in the country's lawless border regions.

Grieving borrowers told to repay student loan

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some student loan borrowers who had a parent or grandparent co-sign the note are finding that they must immediately pay the loan in full if the relative dies.

Washington mudslide death toll rises by 2 to 41

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — The death toll from the mudslide that hit the Washington community of Oso has risen to 41 — and just two names remain on the list of people still missing.

Justice Stevens: Make 6 changes to Constitution

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the aftermath of the Connecticut school shootings that left 20 first-graders and six educators dead, retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens began thinking about ways to prevent a repeat.

Court rejects Arizona's appeal in immigration case

PHOENIX (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear an appeal of a blocked provision of Arizona's 2010 immigration enforcement law, dealing another blow to Gov. Jan Brewer in her effort to defend the law.