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U.S. transfers 5 prisoners from Guantanamo

The U.S. transferred five prisoners from Guantanamo Bay on Thursday, The Associated Press reports. Three men were sent to Georgia and two to Slovakia.

The NFL is relocating Sunday's Bills-Jets game because there's too much snow in Buffalo

The NFL announced Thursday that this weekend's scheduled game in Buffalo between the Bills and Jets will be relocated due to debilitating snowfall.

Add Lou Ferrigno's wife to growing list of Bill Cosby accusers

Carla Ferrigno, wife of The Incredible Hulk star Lou Ferrigno, is the latest woman to accuse Bill Cosby of sexual assault.

Nearly 1,000 people in Ukraine have been killed since the cease-fire

Nearly 1,000 people have been killed in Ukraine since the Sept. 5 cease-fire, a new UN report shows. That's an average of 13 people per day in eastern Ukraine, the area most affected by the conflict between government troops and pro-Russian rebels.

The psychology of bribery and corruption


This one's a head-shaker. In 2011 and 2012, Robert Lustyik, a Federal Bureau of Investigation agent on the counterintelligence squad in White Plains, New York (now retired), and his childhood friend Johannes Thaler, a shoe salesman at a Macy's, solicited bribes in exchange for confidential government information that Lustyik had access to at work — and they texted and emailed about the plan in great detail the entire time.

Texting GIFs just got easier

Texters tired of words can turn to emoji, but really, those only get you so far. After all, it's 2014 and we're shockingly deprived of a cheese wedge option.

Student survives FSU library shooting -- thanks to books he checked out seconds earlier

Florida State University's Strozier Library was the scene of America's latest school shooting. For one extraordinarily lucky student, that was both the very worst and very best place to be.

Mitch McConnell says executive amnesty will lead to more immigrant deaths

Soon-to-be Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) says that President Obama's impending executive action granting temporary amnesty to illegal immigrants already in the U.S.

NSA director warns that China could shut the U.S. electric grid down

Admiral Michael Rogers, the director of the National Security Agency and commander of the U.S .Cyber Command, warned the House Intelligence Committee Tuesday that the threat of a cyber attack on the U.S.

Don't change a thing: 8 inventions that never needed updating


If someone presented you with an original 1868 Sholes and Glidden Type-Writer, and told you to write your senior thesis using it, you'd be in for a world of pain.

'Stewart' means 'household guardian,' and 61 other last name meanings

New Girl's Schmidt may not know how to do laundry, but if his name is any indication, he may be a skilled metalworker or blacksmith.

House report: It's 'impossible' to defund Obama's immigration order

The House Appropriations Committee has concluded that it would be "impossible" to stop President Obama's executive action to curtail deportations, according to The Hill.

Until Obama took office, Americans thought the feds should ensure everyone got healthcare

For the fourth time in five years, a majority of Americans say it is not the federal government's responsibility to ensure all citizens have health insurance, according to a Gallup poll released Thursday.

Ina Garten's make-ahead Thanksgiving advice


Pulling off a Thanksgiving dinner without your guests catching you still in your robe, maniacally stirring cranberry sauce with one hand while you stuff your bird with the other, is a level of kitchen preparedness that we all aspire to and only few achieve.

Russia mulls deploying 'reindeer police force' in Siberia

Northern Siberia is so cold, Russian police are considering taking a page out of Santa's playbook. Bedeviled by snowmobiles that can run of gas or malfunction at inopportune moments, the authorities of Russia's Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug area are wondering if they wouldn't be better served with a "reindeer police force," The Guardian reports.

Elizabeth Warren on Obama's Wall Street pick for Treasury: 'Enough is enough'

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is lashing out over President Obama's latest pick for the Treasury Department, writing in a Huffington Post op-ed that "enough is enough." Obama last week appointed investment banker Antonio Weiss to serve as the Treasury Department's Under Secretary for Domestic Finance.

Check out a sneak peek of this week's cover of The Week magazine

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NSA officials tried to stop phone record collection in 2009

The Associated Press reports that NSA officials had a "secret internal debate" about the phone surveillance program years before Edward Snowden leaked information about it.

Before he was an EGOT-winner, Mike Nichols was a part of a beloved, groundbreaking comedy duo

Before anyone could fear Virginia Woolf or Mrs. Robinson could seduce Benjamin, legendary Director Mike Nichols was a part of an acclaimed and beloved comedy duo called Nichols and May.

DOJ opposes smartphone encryption -- by saying it will kill your kids

In a major loss for reasonable discourse about important issues, the Department of Justice has argued that people should not want encrypted smartphones because they could kill our children.


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