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Steve King Excoriated For “Hateful” Comments About DREAMers

1. Steve King, an Iowa Republican congressman and longtime immigration hard-liner, is being blasted for comments he made about DREAMers — undocumented youth who were brought to the U.S. as children. View this image › Drew Angerer / Getty Images In an interview with NewsMax, King said, “For everyone who’s a valedictorian, there’s another 100 […]

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Austrian Police Arrest Ukrainian Oligarch With Kremlin Connections In First Major Western Move Against Russia

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The surprise arrest of #Dmitry Firtash at the request of the FBI suggests Western countries may be willing to implement harsher #sanctions over the #Ukraine crisis. View this image › Dmitry Firtash (right) pictured with ousted Ukrainian President #Viktor Yanukovych in April 2012. Austria arrested Firtash Wednesday at the request of the FBI. Stringer / […]

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Here’s What People In Media Are Excited About In 2015

New books, new blogs, new Vines, and new competition. It’s going to be a good year. View this image › Wilfredo Lee / AP Photo Fusion’s Alicia Menendez and her production team taking selfies 2. Alexis Madrigal, Silicon Valley bureau chief, Fusion: I’m excited to see digital networks metastasizing into other mediums, from TV to […]

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Stephen Hawking Warns Humanity Could Destroy Itself In The Next 100 Years

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#Stephen Hawking has warned that #humanity is in #danger of destroying itself in the next 100 years as we rapidly progress in the realms of science and technology. Speaking to the BBC, he said that while progress was good, it creates new ways things can go wrong.He highlighted nuclear war, global warming, and genetically-engineered viruses […]

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Chuck Hagel’s Ties To Another Controversial Nominee, Chas Freeman

View this image › chasfreeman.net WASHINGTON — The brewing storm over President Obama’s chosen Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel, is reviving a bitter battle from early in the president’s first term: The intense and successful campaign against the appointment of veteran diplomat an foreign policy “realist,” Chas Freeman, to head the National Intelligence Council. Like […]

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Andrew Keegan Explains His Unexplainable ’90s Photo Shoots

View this image › Macey J. Foronda/BuzzFeed Late last week, Andrew Keegan — yes, THE Andrew Keegan — appeared at the BuzzFeed offices with a bonsai tree in hand. (It was a gift for the office.) If you grew up in the ’90s, you will likely know him from his roles in 10 Things I […]

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Successful Spider Cities Require Just the Right Mix of Females

Within the colonies of brownish-orange social spiders called Anelosimus studiosus, females fall into one of two behavioral types: aggressive or docile. These pea-sized spiders make cobwebby nests that range “anywhere from the size of a golf ball to the size of a Volkswagen Beetle,” says Jonathan Pruitt from the University of Pittsburgh. They live along […]

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This absurd hashtag diplomacy from the State Dept. is the ‘MOST idiotic’ yet

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http://twitter.com/#!/DLoesch/status/511733069997305856 Heh. Ah, yes. The humiliating #State Department and its hashtag diplomacy. @StateDept can we have more super-awesome hashtag #diplomacy from you all? Please? It's so effective and smart power is just awesome! Inners — TripleDotter (@DoubleDotter) September 14, 2014 Snicker. But what about the &8220;booties on the ground&8221; to fight Ebola? Where is the […]

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Russia Accuses EU Of “Aggressive Propaganda Of Homosexual Love”

View this image › Stringer / Reuters Russia has accused the European Union of the “aggressive propaganda of homosexual love” in order to force “an alien view of homosexuality” on all countries worldwide — while simultaneously slamming Germany for not doing enough to protect LGBT rights. According to a Russian foreign ministry report on human […]

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