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  • photo 1.JPG Woman's African safari photos draw ire on Facebook

    A Texas woman’s photos from an African hunting safari posted on Facebook have provoked a range of responses — including many laced with hate and outright death threats.

    July 1, 2014 3 Photos

  • 090302-correctioncosts-hmed-1p.grid-6x2.jpg A statistical blind spot that makes the US crime rate seem lower than it is

    Imagine an American city with 2.2 million people, making it the fourth largest in the nation. Now imagine that city is a place where residents suffer routine violence and cruelty at rates unlike anywhere else in the country, where they are raped and beaten with alarming frequency by their neighbors and even the city officials who are paid to keep them safe. Now imagine that we, as a nation, didn't consider the vast majority of that violence to be criminal or even worth recording. That is, in effect, the state of the U.S. correctional system today.

    June 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Gallant groom chases down wedding thief

    Jared Lightle never anticipated that when he renewed his marriage vows Saturday, he would have to chase some guy from the wedding hall, yelling: “Stop! Thief! Stop!”

    June 30, 2014

  • rgbnorris30a.jpg Woman shoots would-be burglar with pellet gun

    A would-be burglar in Pennsylvania received more than he bargained for when he tried to steal a flat screen television from a home he had broken into Sunday night.

    June 30, 2014 2 Photos

  • VIDEO: Emergency slide deploys inside plane

    A United Airlines flight with more than 100 passengers and crew made an emergency landing in Wichita, Kansas, after an emergency exit slide deployed inside the plane during a flight. The plane landed safely and nobody was hurt.

    June 30, 2014

  • screenshot facebook.jpg VIDEO: Mood experiment on Facebook

    Internet users are incensed at the revelation that Facebook researchers manipulated the content some users were shown in an attempt to gauge their emotional response.

    June 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Limit dies on New York's soda size

    Michael R. Bloomberg's plan to limit the size of sodas in New York City, one of the most aggressive and controversial public health initiatives in recent memory, effectively died Thursday.

    June 27, 2014

  • Virginia trying to put brakes on ride-sharing services

    Say you leave a bar in Clarendon, Virginia, on a Saturday night. You don't want to walk home, the Metro is closed, and you can't find a cab. There are smartphone apps that will call you a car at the touch of a button.

    June 27, 2014

  • When your high school closes for good

    By the time I arrived in 1999, the school had lost its charter and been absorbed completely into the district. By 2006, it was consolidated with a local middle school, part of the district's focus renewed focus on smaller schools.

    June 27, 2014

  • Wanna write a pop song? Here's a foolproof equation

    Pop songs (generally) stay in one key, are in 4/4 time, last between three and five minutes, are organized into chunks of four or eight bars, have a repeating chorus played two to four times, include the title sung at least three times, and feature short melodic fragments that repeat a lot to help everyone to remember them.

    June 27, 2014

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