Fugitive National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden told attendees at the South by Southwest International Festival Monday that he has no regrets about leaking the NSA documents revealing the illegal wiretaps, and that he would do it again in a heartbeat.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from a Pennsylvania school district that wants to prevent students from wearing “I (heart) Boobies!” bracelets to promote breast cancer awareness among young people.
Meet today’s average Millennial: Single, not religious, politically independent, and rather progressive when it comes to most social issues.
NBC NEWS - Max Novick has known he’s wanted to be a filmmaker for years, ever since he saw “A Clockwork Orange” and “Fight Club.” Since then, he’s set about making this happen. His resume is four pages long, filled with dozens of jobs—production assistant, director of photography, script supervisor—on independent and student films in the New York area.
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BLOOMBERG NEWS - College leaders, fraternities and their critics called Sigma Alpha Epsilon’s ban on pledging a milestone in the history of efforts to end hazing, saying it could save lives and spur other Greek groups to follow suit.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Rescue helicopters and ships searching for a Malaysia Airlines jet rushed Monday to investigate a yellow object that looked like a life raft. It turned out to be moss-covered trash floating in the ocean, once again dashing hopes after more than two days of fruitless search for the plane that disappeared en route to Beijing with 239 people on board.
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — Two Republican senators want to give Russian soccer the boot.
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Former Vice-President Dick Cheney is an unlikely fashion consultant for the hip-hop community, but he commented nevertheless on why it isn’t much into cowboy hats.
Girls star Lena Dunham hosted Saturday Night Live this week, predictably bringing her show’s sex, abortion and nudity to NBC.
CBS BOSTON — AMHERST – Dozen of University of Massachusetts-Amherst students were arrested after state, Amherst and UMass police were called in Saturday to deal with a massive off-campus party called the Blarney Blowout that got out of control.
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FOX NEWS — Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates predicted Sunday that Russia will take control of the Crimea region of Ukraine during its political upheaval and suggested that section of the country is lost to Kiev and the Western world.
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Who doesn’t love Matthew McConaughey? He recently won the Oscar for his role in Dallas Buyers Club and also stars in the critically acclaimed HBO show, True Detective. And on Saturday Night Live this week, cast member Taran Killam paid tribute to the Hollywood star in a spot-on impression during Weekend Update.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) gets it. He knows that without young people there is no future for the Republican Party — and he’s not afraid to be their champion.
Sometimes it’s annoying when the GPS in your car interrupts you with its voice navigation. But on Saturday Night Live this week, Girls star Lena Dunham found out what happens when the GPS is a total jerk.
President Barack Obama hasn’t gotten anywhere in his recent negotiations with Russian President Vladimir Putin. So he was forced to bring in someone more qualified to negotiate with the former KGB officer — tough guy actor Liam Neeson.
THE LOS ANGELES TIMES — BEIJING — A massive search was underway Sunday for a missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner, focusing on a spot off the southern coast of Vietnam where two large oil slicks were reported. But there were, so far, no clues to why the China-bound flight vanished without warning with 239 people on board.
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THE GUARDIAN — The Wikileaks founder Julian Assange on Saturday told an audience in Texas that people power is the key to rolling back the power of the National Security Agency and other surveillance agencies.
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CNN — Kiev — Ukrainian interim Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk will fly to the United States this week to discuss the crisis in Crimea, as hostilities in the eastern European country’s southern region intensify.
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[WATCH] Touré hosts Chappelle-inspired ‘racial draft’ that talks about white people having all the money
At last, the long-awaited answer to the poll question, “Who would you trust more to execute a ‘racial draft’ sketch: Touré or Dave Chappelle?”