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Middle-Earth’s Heart Of War

It’s sixty years since the publication of J.R.R. Tolkien’s first volume of The Lord of The Rings. Why was he so inspired by the Great War—and a group of schoolfriends?

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ESPN: The Worldwide Leader in Pricks

Stephen A. Smith went nuts defending Ray Rice, warning of the dangers of women ‘provoking’ men. But this behavior is nothing new for the network’s commentators.

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Mystery Assad Defector Appears in D.C.

The Syrian military policy photographer who defected with tens of thousands of photos of Assad’s war crimes is now in Washington, D.C., to share what he has seen with America.

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CIA Torture Report Coming Soon

Soon the world will be able to read the Senate report on CIA interrogation techniques after 9/11 that caused a war between the CIA and the head of the Senate Intelligence Committee.

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State Dept.: ISIS ‘Worse Than Al Qaeda’

Leaders from Foggy Bottom and the Pentagon warn Congress that the group is not just terrorists but a burgeoning state that threatens U.S. Interests.

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Iraq’s Endangered Mythical Temple

For years, scientists have been searching for an ancient temple dedicated to a winged warrior. Now, one archeologist thinks he may have found it. Only problem: it’s in the middle of a war zone.

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Jon Stewart’s Palestinian Breakthrough

This Gaza war has brought a new level of American awareness of the pain of Palestinian civilians. And we have Jon Stewart to thank.

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Shelling leaves Gazans out of options

As the Gaza war marks its deadliest day so far, Palestinians seek safety and rely on each other.

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Whither the Women’s Movement?

Despite massive gains in the 20th century, the women’s movement has reached a stalemate in the 21st. How to move forward?

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The Tunnels Driving Israel to War

Gazans have been building tunnels to the Sinai desert for years for smuggling. In this war, they dug out new tunnels to send fighters into Israel. That’s what the Israelis are trying to destroy.

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Silicon Valley’s She-Said She-Said

Maria Zhang was sued by a female subordinate who claimed she was forced to have sex with her to keep her job. Now the software giant is backing its manager in her case vs. her accuser.

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Bill Gates’ Internet Prophesy Comes True

In 1995, Bill Gates sent a (now infamous) memo warning of the Internet’s impact. Now, with the news of 18,000 layoffs at Microsoft, Gates’ words are truer than ever.

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Viral Vid: Game of Thrones’ Birther Bid

‘R+L=J’ suggests we know nothing about Jon Snow’s real parents (BEWARE: SPOILERS)

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It’s Pope V. Pope In The World Cup Final

With Argentina and Germany squaring off in the World Cup Final, soccer wars have come to the Vatican.

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The Bridge’s Striking Heroine

The striking German actress on the improved Season 2 of ‘The Bridge’ and whether or not she’s ever seen her partner Joshua Jackson’s Dawson’s Creek. [Warning: Some spoilers.]

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Vatican Bank: No More Secret Accounts

Vatican City — When Cardinal George Pell, the Holy See’s new Prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy, addressed the Vatican press corpson Wednesday to lay out the new economic framework for the universal Catholic Church and introduce the Vatican Bank’s new president, he made what could easily be interpreted as a Freudian Slip. “We are working towards transcendence,” the cardinal said to the packed press room before quickly correcting his mistake. “I mean we’re working towards transparency.”

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Israel Bombing the Wrong Country?

As Israeli war planes pound Hamas positions in Gaza, the man the country really wants is sitting pretty in Turkey.

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Burning With Defiance at War in Japan

Prime Minister Abe’s push to reinterpret the constitution and prepare the country for wars sparks a suicidal protest.

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Hobby Lobby: So Wrong in So Many Ways

Reliance on junk science, backwards idea about religious freedom—it’s all there in the conservative majority’s awful Hobby Lobby ruling.

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What’s Next, Police With Tanks?

We’re outraged by school shootings, but we ignore our country’s out of control SWAT teams and police forces equipped like armies. How the rise of the warrior cop threatens us all.

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