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NBA Cartoons 2014: Top Images and Memes From Twitter

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NBA cartoons became a thing on Twitter on August 27, with multiple teams sharing cartoons of some of their players, team logos, and mascots. The...


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  • A surfer flies off a wave at the wedge in Newport Beach, Calif., Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. Southern California beachgoers experienced much higher than normal surf, brought on by Hurricane Marie spinning off the coast of Mexico. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

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  • FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2013, file photo, Southern California cornerback Josh Shaw (26) runs back an interception for a touchdown against Hawaii during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game in Honolulu. Shaw injured both ankles after leaping from a second-story balcony to save his 7-year-old nephew, Carter, from drowning in a pool. Shaw was named a team captain on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, and later that night was attending a family function at a cousin's apartment in his hometown of Palmdale when he saw his nephew, who can't swim, struggling in the pool. (AP Photo/Eugene Tanner, File)

    Josh Shaw Lied? USC Says Nephew Carter Story ‘Complete Fabrication’; USC Corner Caught Lying

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  • St. Louis County Police Sgt. Colby Dolly joins hands with five-year-old Zion King Frenchie during a march with members of the St. Louis chapters of the NAACP and the National Urban League on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Mo., on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. Ferguson's streets remained peaceful as tensions between police and protesters continued to subside after nights of violence and unrest that erupted when Officer Darren Wilson, a white police officer, fatally shot Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Robert Cohen)

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  • FILE- In this  Nov. 13, 2013 file photo, pedestrians stroll at dusk in front of the Metropolitan Opera House in New York's Lincoln Center. The Met and the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees said Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 they reached labor agreements with the remaining unions that had expired contract agreements. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

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  • Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins scrambles with the ball during the first half of an NFL football preseason game against the New England Patriots in Landover, Md., Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    NFL Rumors, News 2014: Redskins, Eagles, Patriots, Rams, Browns, Cowboys, Packers, Chiefs, Colts, Bengals

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  • A crime lab technician walks past bullet riddled windows at a Wendy's in Omaha, Neb., Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. Police say a suspect has been killed and a crew member with the "Cops" television show has been wounded in a shootout after police interrupted a robbery at the fast-food restaurant. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

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  • The Toronto FC fan section known as "The Red Patch Boys" take part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge after being nominated by Tim Leiweke, president and CEO of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, during the halftime break at an MLS soccer game against the Chicago Fire in Toronto, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Chris Young)

    ALS Disease Symptoms: For Ice Bucket Challenge, Should Pro-Life, Anti-Abortion People Donate? Stem-Cell Snag Hit

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  • Heavy taxes compel many to drop dual citizenship to become solely Canadian. (Jeff Nelson, CC BY)

    Americans Line Up to Renounce US Citizenship in Toronto

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  • Iowa State Senator Kent Sorenson (R) looks on as republican presidential hopeful US Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) speaks during a town hall meeting at the Sioux Center Public Library on December 30, 2011 in Sioux Center, Iowa. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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  • FILE - In this Aug. 4, 2014, file photo, Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon rests during practice at the NFL football team's training campin Berea, Ohio. Gordon has been suspended by the NFL one year for violating the league's substance abuse policy. Gordon's suspension is effective immediately and he will miss the entire 2014 season.  (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

    Josh Gordon News, Stats: Browns Receiver’s Ban is Upheld by NFL

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  • This NOAA satellite image taken Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, at 10:45 a.m. EDT shows showers and thunderstorms affecting portions of the central Gulf Coast as a frontal boundary was sinking into the region. (AP Photo/Weather Underground)

    National Weather Service, NOAA Say Hurricane Cristobal Heading Over Bermuda

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hurricane Cristobal moved slowly toward Bermuda after drenching Atlantic and Caribbean islands with heavy rains, causing flooding that officials blamed for... Read more

  • A police officer stands near a crime scene in New York, on Monday, July 28, 2014. For the second time in less than a month a hunt for a fugitive ended in gunfire in the city on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    US Marshals in NYC Shootout; Suspect Wounded

    NEW YORK—An armed fugitive wanted for nearly two decades on drug charges in the South was wounded during a shootout with deputy U.S. marshals who... Read more

  • (Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

    Lakers Rumors, News 2014: Kobe Bryant Studying Paul Pierce; Starting Lineup Projection Includes Jeremy Lin, Julius Randle

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  • This Aug. 18, 2014, photo shows hearings on legislation to repeal Common Core academic standards in the House Finance Hearing Room at Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Columbus Dispatch, Kyle Robertson)

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  • Outgoing commander of ISAF, US Gen. Joseph Dunford (1st-L) and incoming US Army Commander for International Security Assistance Forces (ISAF), Gen. John F. Campbell (1st-R) salute during a change of command ceremony at the ISAF Headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Aug. 26, 2014. ISAF is a NATO-led security mission in Afghanistan that was established by the United Nations Security Council in 2001. It will end its mission at the end of 2014. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)

    Afghans Will Face Taliban Test in 2015 When US, Allies Retreat

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  • A surfer flies off a wave at the wedge in Newport Beach, Calif., Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. Southern California beachgoers experienced much higher than normal surf, brought on by Hurricane Marie spinning off the coast of Mexico. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

    Monster Waves Hit Southern California

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  • FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2013, file photo, Southern California cornerback Josh Shaw (26) runs back an interception for a touchdown against Hawaii during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game in Honolulu. Shaw injured both ankles after leaping from a second-story balcony to save his 7-year-old nephew, Carter, from drowning in a pool. Shaw was named a team captain on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, and later that night was attending a family function at a cousin's apartment in his hometown of Palmdale when he saw his nephew, who can't swim, struggling in the pool. (AP Photo/Eugene Tanner, File)

    Josh Shaw Lied? USC Says Nephew Carter Story ‘Complete Fabrication’; USC Corner Caught Lying

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  • St. Louis County Police Sgt. Colby Dolly joins hands with five-year-old Zion King Frenchie during a march with members of the St. Louis chapters of the NAACP and the National Urban League on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Mo., on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. Ferguson's streets remained peaceful as tensions between police and protesters continued to subside after nights of violence and unrest that erupted when Officer Darren Wilson, a white police officer, fatally shot Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Robert Cohen)

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  • FILE- In this  Nov. 13, 2013 file photo, pedestrians stroll at dusk in front of the Metropolitan Opera House in New York's Lincoln Center. The Met and the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees said Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 they reached labor agreements with the remaining unions that had expired contract agreements. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

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  • Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins scrambles with the ball during the first half of an NFL football preseason game against the New England Patriots in Landover, Md., Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    NFL Rumors, News 2014: Redskins, Eagles, Patriots, Rams, Browns, Cowboys, Packers, Chiefs, Colts, Bengals

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  • The Toronto FC fan section known as "The Red Patch Boys" take part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge after being nominated by Tim Leiweke, president and CEO of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, during the halftime break at an MLS soccer game against the Chicago Fire in Toronto, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Chris Young)

    ALS Disease Symptoms: For Ice Bucket Challenge, Should Pro-Life, Anti-Abortion People Donate? Stem-Cell Snag Hit

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  • Heavy taxes compel many to drop dual citizenship to become solely Canadian. (Jeff Nelson, CC BY)

    Americans Line Up to Renounce US Citizenship in Toronto

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  • FILE - In this Aug. 4, 2014, file photo, Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon rests during practice at the NFL football team's training campin Berea, Ohio. Gordon has been suspended by the NFL one year for violating the league's substance abuse policy. Gordon's suspension is effective immediately and he will miss the entire 2014 season.  (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

    Josh Gordon News, Stats: Browns Receiver’s Ban is Upheld by NFL

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  • This NOAA satellite image taken Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, at 10:45 a.m. EDT shows showers and thunderstorms affecting portions of the central Gulf Coast as a frontal boundary was sinking into the region. (AP Photo/Weather Underground)

    National Weather Service, NOAA Say Hurricane Cristobal Heading Over Bermuda

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hurricane Cristobal moved slowly toward Bermuda after drenching Atlantic and Caribbean islands with heavy rains, causing flooding that officials blamed for... Read more

  • A police officer stands near a crime scene in New York, on Monday, July 28, 2014. For the second time in less than a month a hunt for a fugitive ended in gunfire in the city on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    US Marshals in NYC Shootout; Suspect Wounded

    NEW YORK—An armed fugitive wanted for nearly two decades on drug charges in the South was wounded during a shootout with deputy U.S. marshals who... Read more

  • (Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

    Lakers Rumors, News 2014: Kobe Bryant Studying Paul Pierce; Starting Lineup Projection Includes Jeremy Lin, Julius Randle

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  • This Aug. 18, 2014, photo shows hearings on legislation to repeal Common Core academic standards in the House Finance Hearing Room at Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Columbus Dispatch, Kyle Robertson)

    Common Core Education Standards Give Policymakers Headaches

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  • Outgoing commander of ISAF, US Gen. Joseph Dunford (1st-L) and incoming US Army Commander for International Security Assistance Forces (ISAF), Gen. John F. Campbell (1st-R) salute during a change of command ceremony at the ISAF Headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Aug. 26, 2014. ISAF is a NATO-led security mission in Afghanistan that was established by the United Nations Security Council in 2001. It will end its mission at the end of 2014. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)

    Afghans Will Face Taliban Test in 2015 When US, Allies Retreat

    KABUL, Afghanistan—Afghanistan’s election stalemate this summer hurt progress in training the country’s military, and resolving the political chaos will be key to that military’s success... Read more

  • A group of protesters march from City Hall to the federal courthouse a few blocks away Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, in St. Louis. About 100 protesters marched as they continue to press for broader reforms to local and federal law enforcement following the shooting death of Michael Brown by police. They were calling attention not only to Brown's death but also the fatal shooting of 25-year-old Kajieme Powell by St. Louis police 10 days later. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

    Donors Give Nearly $700K After Police Ferguson Shooting

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  • AJ Lee, middle, and CM Punk, right, in a file photo. (WWE)

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  • In this Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014 photo, a woman drives through a flooded street after high tide and large waves caused heavy flooding in Seal Beach, Calif. A low-lying street in the Southern California coastal community of Seal Beach has been inundated by a surge of rising seawater brought on by Hurricane Marie spinning off Mexico's Pacific coast. (AP Photo/Kevin Warn)

    California Beach Town Sees Flooding From Hurricane Marie (+Photos)

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  • FILE - This April 22, 2014, file photo shows an employment application form on a table during a job fair at Columbia-Greene Community College in Hudson, N.Y.  The Labor Department reports on the number of people who applied for unemployment benefits last week on Thursday, July 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)

    Unemployment Benefits Extension 2014: US Economy Forecast to Grow 1.5 % this Year

     WASHINGTON (AP) — The Congressional Budget Office on Wednesday forecast that the U.S. economy will grow by just 1.5 percent in 2014, undermined by a... Read more

  • An F/A-18C Hornet attached to the Golden Warriors of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 87 launches from the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). George H.W. Bush is supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility, in the Arabian Gulf, on Aug. 25, 2014. (Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brian Stephens/US Navy)

    US Coast Guard Fires at Iranian Boat in Persian Gulf

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates—The U.S. Navy says a Coast Guard vessel has fired in self-defense on an Iranian boat in the Persian Gulf, and that... Read more

  • Gun Instructor Accidentally Killed by 9-Year-Old Girl With Uzi

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  • Iowa State Senator Kent Sorenson (R) looks on as republican presidential hopeful US Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) speaks during a town hall meeting at the Sioux Center Public Library on December 30, 2011 in Sioux Center, Iowa. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

    Former Iowa Lawmaker Kent Sorenson Pleads Guilty in GOP Caucuses Case

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  • This April 28, 2014, photo shows the Phoenix VA Health Care Center in Phoenix. The Department of Veterans Affairs says investigators have found no proof that delays in care caused any deaths at a VA hospital in Phoenix, deflating an explosive allegation that helped expose a troubled health care system in which veterans waited months for appointments while employees falsified records to cover up the delays. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

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  • President Barack Obama speaks about veterans issues at the American Legion’s 96th National Convention at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. Three months after a veterans' health care scandal rocked his administration, President Barack Obama is taking executive action to improve the mental well-being of veterans. The president was to announce his initiatives during an appearance before the American Legion National Convention that is fraught with midterm politics. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

    Obama Defends Handling of Veterans Affairs Issues

    CHARLOTTE, N.C.—His standing with veterans damaged by scandal, President Barack Obama on Tuesday defended his administration’s response to Veterans Affairs lapses that delayed health care... Read more

  • President Barack Obama, center, and first lady Michelle Obama, left, walk with their daughter Malia, right, across the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, following their arrival on Marine One helicopter. Obama returned to Washington after spending two weeks with his family on the island of Martha's Vineyard. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    Obama Addresses Vets in Trip Laden with Politics

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Three months after a veterans’ health care scandal rocked his administration, President Barack Obama is taking executive action to improve the mental... Read more

  • Democratic leaders react after Republicans pushed the House toward a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of deliberately exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority, during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday night, July 30, 2014. From left are Rep. Joseph Crowley, D-N.Y., Assistant Minority Leader James Clyburn, D-S.C., Rep. Louise Slaughter, D-N.Y., the top Democrat on the House Rules Committee, Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Rep. Xavier Becerra, D-Calif. Democrats have branded the effort a political charade and an effort by top Republicans to mollify conservatives who want Obama to be impeached. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Democrats Adopt 2016 Presidential Primary Calendar

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  • Demonstrators in support of U.S. President Barack Obama's health-care law contraception requirement hold up a sign outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., U.S. (Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

    New Obama Birth Control Fixes for Religious Groups

    WASHINGTON — Seeking to quell a politically charged controversy, the Obama administration announced new measures Friday to allow religious nonprofits and some companies to opt... Read more

  • Democrats Top Republicans in House, Senate

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  • Dan Sullivan, candidate for the Republican candidate for election to the US Senate, waves signs along a busy street on the morning of Alaska's primary election Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, in Anchorage, Alaska. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)

    Alaska Republicans Vie for Chance to Unseat Democrat Begich

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska—A whistle-stop tour of the state in an RV. An endorsement from the second man to walk on the moon. Even one of the... Read more

  • Home page for the HealthCare.gov internet site. (KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

    U.S. Won’t Reveal Records on Health Website Security

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  • In this June 18, 2014, file photo, detainees sleep in a holding cell at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection, processing facility in Brownsville, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, Pool, File)

    Immigration Reform News 2014: Republican Senator Blames Drug Cartels for US Border Crisis

    WICHITA, Kan.—Republican Sen. Pat Roberts blamed drug cartels on Monday for the recent flood of Central American immigrant children, saying the cartels have spread false information about... Read more

  • FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2011 file photo, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, and former President Bill Clinton, listen to speakers in Washington. The Clintons will headline the annual steak fry on Sept. 14, 2014, for retiring Sen. Tom Harkin of Iowa, making a big return to the leadoff caucus state as the former secretary of state considers another presidential campaign. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

    Eyes on 2016? Clinton Goes to Iowa Next Month

    DES MOINES, Iowa—Hillary Rodham Clinton will headline a high-profile fundraiser next month in the nation’s first presidential caucus state of Iowa, creating a big campaign... Read more

  • President Barack Obama speaks with Attorney General Eric Holder as news photographers photograph their meeting regarding the fatal police shooting of a black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

    On Vacation Break, Obama Discusses Iraq, Missouri

    WASHINGTON— Taking a two-day break from summer vacation, President Barack Obama met with top advisers at the White House Monday to review developments in Iraq... Read more

  • Texas Gov. Rick Perry makes a statement in Austin, Texas on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014 concerning the indictment on charges of coercion of a public servant and abuse of his official capacity. Perry is the first Texas governor since 1917 to be indicted. (AP Photo/Austin American-Statesman, Laura Skelding)

    Texas Gov. Defends Veto That Led to Charges

    WASHINGTON—Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Sunday defended the veto that led a grand jury to indict him on two felony counts of abuse of power,... Read more

  • Rick Perry

    Gov. Perry, Potential GOP Presidential Candidate, Rejects ‘Outrageous’ Indictment

      WASHINGTON—Texas Gov. Rick Perry is lashing out at the “outrageous” criminal charges filed against him and defending the veto that led a grand jury... Read more

  • U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks during a press briefing at the Edgartown School on August 14, 2014. (Photo by Rick Friedman-Pool/Getty Images)

    Possible Immigration Rift May Isolate Obama

    WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama is facing potential rifts with members of his own party in tough re-election contests as he barrels toward a fall fight with... Read more

  • GOP Senate Campaign Arm Has More Than $26M Saved

    WASHINGTON—Senate Republicans’ campaign arm raised more than $5 million last month and has almost $27 million ready to help candidates, committee aides said Saturday. The... Read more

  • Boots during a roundup. (Keith Myers/Kansas City Star/MCT via Getty Images)

    Pigs, Cows and Votes: Candidates Seek Farm Cred

    DES MOINES, Iowa — For candidates in the Midwest, almost nothing tops a photo opportunity with a barnyard animal or a colorful anecdote about life... Read more

  • In this May 30, 2014, photo Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, heads into his office at the state Capitol in Springfield Ill. National Republican legislative groups say eroding Democratic control in the Illinois House is a top goal this November. Officials from the Republican Legislative Campaign Committee and the Republican State Leadership Committee are having a conference in Colorado this week with the hope of eliminating House Speaker Michael Madigan's veto-proof majority, which the Chicago Democrat and Illinois Democratic Party chair holds by a one-vote margin. Supermajority status allows Democrats to pass politically difficult pieces of legislation without any Republican votes. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

    House Campaign Groups Start $75M Ad Push

    WASHINGTON—Starting a $75 million national advertising blitz, both parties’ House campaign arms on Tuesday began running television spots that are not expected to relent before... Read more

  • The border security fence stretches over the hills of Nogales, Ariz., separating the U.S. and Mexico. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

    Alaska GOP Candidates Clash on Immigration

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Thousands of miles from the U.S-Mexico border, three Republicans vying for their party’s nomination for U.S. Senate in Alaska clashed on immigration... Read more

  • Residents vote at the polling station. (JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

    Koch Brothers Reach Out to Hispanics for Votes

    SAN ANTONIO — Looking to make inroads with the rising number of Hispanic voters, conservative activists are offering English classes, health checkups and courses to... Read more

  • Drug Addict

    Reforming Drug, Alcohol Offenders: 2 Promising Programs

    WASHINGTON—A couple of frustrated circuit judges—one from South Dakota and the other from Hawaii—wanted to find a better way for changing the behavior of alcohol... Read more

  • Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy, right, scrambles after a hand off from quarterback Nick Foles during an NFL football training camp scrimmage of New England Patriots and Eagles in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    NFL Preseason Schedule, Scores 2014: Friday Night Football Starts with 3 Preseason Games; Jets to Answer Giants?

    Friday night football starts  with three games: the Patriots vs the Panthers, the Lions vs the Jaguars, and the Jets vs the Giants. All start... Read more

  • A truck that's been converted into a home is parked at the beach in Venice, Calif. on Aug. 14. (Sarah Le/Epoch Times)

    Living on Four Wheels in Los Angeles

    LOS ANGELES—Lisa Green was a successful financial analyst in Florida for 20 years until she had a spiritual awakening and moved out West. She decided... Read more

  • (Kelsey Dake/ProPublica)

    How Wall Street Tobacco Deals Left States With Billions in Toxic Debt

    Politicians wanted upfront cash from a legal victory over Big Tobacco, and bankers happily obliged. The price? A handful of states promised to repay $64... Read more

  • This image provided by NOAA taken Wednesday Aug. 6, 2014 shows Hurricane Iselle, center, and tropical storm Julio, right. Though it's not clear how damaging the storms could be, many in Hawaii aren't taking any chances as they wait for Hurricane Iselle to make landfall later this week and Tropical Storm Julio potentially hitting a few days later. (AP Photo/NOAA)

    National Hurricane Center Update: Back-to-Back Storms Rare in Hawaii

    Comparatively few really big storms pass close enough to Hawaii to do much more than shake the palm fronds, but now back-to-back storms packing high-speed... Read more

  • The statue of the 16th president of the US Abraham Lincoln is seen at the Lincoln Memorial on November 19, 2013 in Washington, DC. (KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

    Abraham Lincoln’s Handwriting Found in Book Justifying Racism

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill.—For years, librarians at a small central Illinois library gossiped that a tattered book lying on one of its shelves justifying racism may have... Read more

  • A man looks at blue jeans with messages challenging misconceptions about sexual violence, hung by the UCLA Clothesline Project, on the University of California Los Angeles campus during Denim Day in Los Angeles, Calif., on April 21, 2004 The UCLA Clothesline Project is a student organization which works to stop gender-based violence. In 1999, wearing jeans on Denim Day during Sexual Assault Awareness Month became an international symbol of protest against rape in response to an Italian Supreme Court decision, which overturned a rape conviction because the victim wore jeans. The Italian Court justices reasoned that the victim must have helped her attacker remove her jeans because they believed that without the victim’s help, removing the jeans would be impossible. (David McNew/Getty Images)

    Campus Sexual Assault: What Are Colleges Doing Wrong?

    During their time at college, the Department of Justice estimates one in five women will be sexually assaulted, and as many as 95 percent of the cases go unreported... Read more

  • Alvin Hendrix

    40 Years’ Treasure Hunt in Florida: A Journey to Prehistory Through Murky Waters

    OCALA, Fla.—A fishing trip to Orange Springs in 1960 introduced Alvin Hendrix to a hobby that would take him on underwater treasure hunts for the... Read more

  • US marines marching in France during World War I. (George Grantham Bain Collection/Library of Congress)

    20 Facts You Didn’t Know About World War I

    One hundred years ago, on July 28, 1914, Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia after Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria was assassinated by a Serbian nationalist,... Read more

  • File photo dated June 1976 of Democratic candidate for the US Presidency Jimmy Carter during the Democratic National Convention in New York City. (AFP/Getty Images)

    35 Years Later, Jimmy Carter’s Energy Warning

    “Energy,” President Jimmy Carter said, “will be the immediate test of our ability to unite this nation, and it can also be the standard around... Read more

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    Under Water: The EPA’s Struggle to Combat Pollution

    For years, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has been frustrated in its efforts to pursue hundreds of cases of water pollution — repeatedly tied up in... Read more

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    Thank You for Your Service: How One Company Sues Soldiers Worldwide

    With stores near military bases across the country, the retailer USA Discounters offers easy credit to service members. But when those loans go bad, the... Read more

  • Gregg Segal exposes American Consumerism in his 7 Days of Garbage photo project

    Photographer Gregg Segal: The King of Garbage Exposure

    Californian photographer Gregg Segal thinks you use too much stuff. Or rather, he thinks we all do, and our hyper consumerism is leading to a rubbish... Read more

  • Guardians of Rescue with some dogs they returned to their military owners. Military rules and logistics do not allow soldiers to take animals home from war with them, but leaving a beloved animal behind is a crushing blow. (Guardians of Rescue)

    Group Brings Soldiers’ Lost Dogs to America

    NEW YORK—In Afghanistan, a group of Americans heard shots. They went towards the sounds.  “When we got there, we saw a few Afghanis standing around... Read more

  • Photo shows Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 taking off from Schiphol Airport in Schiphol, the Netherlands, on July 17, 2014. Malaysia Airlines said on July 17 that it had 'lost contact' with one of its passenger planes whose last known position was over eastern Ukraine, amid speculation it had been shot down. 'Malaysia Airlines has lost contact of MH17 from Amsterdam,' the airline, still reeling from the disappearance of flight MH370, said on its Twitter account. The plane was due to travel from Amsterdam on an overnight flight to Kuala Lumpur, and was expected in the Malaysian capital at around 6:00 am on Friday (2200 GMT Thursday). Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said the jet crashed over rebel-held eastern Ukraine and may have been shot down. (Fred Neeleman/AFP/Getty Images)

    Malaysia Airlines MH17 Crash: Boeing 777 Shot Down in Ukraine Near Russian Border, No USA Victims Identified So Far (UPDATED)

    A Malaysia Airlines plane was shot down and has crashed in Ukraine. According to the FR24 database, the signal was lost from the airplane around... Read more

  • This file photo shows the Hester Street Fair, home to some of the best vendors in a out door marketplace in the Lower East Side of Manhattan on April 27, 2014.(Jack Feinberg/Epoch Times)

    Locally-grown Foods Look To Bigger Business

    PHILADELPHIA—Once a niche business, locally grown foods aren’t just for farmers markets anymore. A growing network of companies and organizations is delivering food directly from... Read more

  • Devin Mueller, 25, left, and his brother, Camden, 23, talk about having to keep their rooms spotless as home managers with Showhomes in the house they live in with their parents in Tampa, Fla. on Tuesday, July 1, 2014. The Muellers are one of the nomadic families living in luxury homes for short periods of time to help sell them.  (AP Photo/Tampa Bay Times, Will Vragovic)

    Unconventional Nomadic Life for Family of ‘Human Props’

    TAMPA, Fla.—When the Mueller family sits for dinner, the leftover broccoli and crepes are already wrapped in plastic, the kitchen is beyond spotless, and the... Read more

  • Anthony Cosentino and his son, John Cosentino, at the Brooklyn Developmental Center, June 20, 2014. The center is one of the two developmental centers in NYC that are slated to close under Governor Cuomo's initiative to transition adults with developmental disorders from institutions to group homes. Some fear group homes cannot adequately care for those who have severe disorders. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    As Mental Health Centers Close in New York, a Parent Fears Inadequate Care

    NEW YORK—When John Cosentino was left alone, he ate. He ate cigarette butts. He ate the padding from chairs. He ate screws. He had once... Read more

  • World War II veteran Arthur Robinson of Saratoga Springs, NY, points to himself in a 1940 photograph with his unit at the New York State Military Museum on May 8, 2014, in Saratoga Springs. The Army’s 27th Infantry Division, which Robinson served in, bore the brunt of Japan’s largest mass suicide attack, launched before dawn on July 7, 1944, on the island of Saipan. The division’s 105th Regiment saw more than 400 killed and 500 wounded during the attack by more than 3,000 Japanese soldiers and sailors. The 27th was a former New York National Guard unit that still had many New Yorkers among its ranks when it landed on Saipan after the US Marines made the initial beach assault on June 15, 1944. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

    US Survivors of WWII Battle Recall Saipan Attack

    SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY—Even after seven decades, Wilfred “Spike” Mailloux won’t talk about surviving a bloody World War II battle unless longtime friend John Sidur is... Read more

  • In this March 18, 2014, photo Maria Esther Salazar (C) grabs a cigarette from a friend in the Jungle, a homeless encampment in San Jose, Calif. The Jungle and several hundred smaller encampments in the region are the consequence of urban sprawl, with large open spaces that are not parks, and thus without rangers. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    Survival and Defeat in Silicon Valley Slum

    SAN JOSE, Calif.—She is a disheveled woman, hair mussed, upper teeth gone, muddy walking cane taped together. But in the Jungle, Maria Esther Salazar is... Read more


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