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Ferguson Feeds Off the Poor: Three Warrants a Year Per Household

thedailybeast.com — The Ferguson Police have now released a video that shows police Officer Darren Wilson receiving a commendation six months before he became known to the whole nation as the cop who gunned down an unarmed 18-year-old.
Aug 22, 2014

The #Ferguson police department manages to be worse than you could imagine, somehow. thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/…

Aug 22, 2014

The dollars and numbers in this report about Ferguson's court system are staggering. Read please: thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/… (via @mdotbrown)

Aug 22, 2014

Ferguson Feeds Off the Poor: Three Warrants a Year Per Household shar.es/1nFVwQ via @@MichaelDalynyc

Aug 22, 2014

RT @_jacobward_: Ferguson shakedown // "Impoverished defendants were frequently [fined] triple their monthly income." thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/… @theryanbradley

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Was U.S. Journalist Steven Sotloff A Marked Man?

thedailybeast.com — When pro-regime and anti-government factions started killing each other in the eight-thousand-year-old Syrian city of Aleppo, a little town in Turkey called Kilis blossomed into relevance at their expense. Located just four miles north of the Syrian border, Kilis became a vital crossing point in and out of a rapidly devolving war.
Aug 22, 2014

What happened in the lead up to the capture of Steven Sotloff, the American journalist still held hostage by #ISIS thebea.st/1s6xwRd

Aug 22, 2014

RT @robcrilly: Extraordinary and deeply troubling account of events leading up to kidnapping of journalist Steven Sotloff in Syria thebea.st/1ohQT6v

Aug 22, 2014

RT @DanLamothe: Was #StevenSotloff compromised by a bad fixer on Turkish-Syrian border? A cautionary tale for journalists abroad. thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/…

Aug 22, 2014

RT @joshvisser: Wow. How a dangerously naive Canadian photojournalist may have led to kidnapping of Time's Steven Sotloff in Syria thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/…

Aug 22, 2014

Stupidity & inexperience of a Cdn photog may have compromised Sotloff in Syria. thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/… via @Donald_Weber

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Obama Readies for War on ISIS

thedailybeast.com — The Obama administration signaled Thursday that the United States has begun a new war against the so-called Islamic State, and that group's operatives will not be safe from America's wrath in Iraq, in Syria, or wherever they can be tracked down. Since U.S.
Aug 22, 2014

RT @DavidEldridge: Great piece from Eli Lake: Obama vs. ISIS: This Time It's Personal shar.es/1nFArx via @elilake

Aug 22, 2014

The White House is shifting from seeing terrorism as a crime to seeing terrorism as an act of war thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/…

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Nick Cannon’s Not a Gigolo, But He Had Sex with Kim Kardashian

thedailybeast.com — On Thursday, Nick Cannon confirmed that his six-year marriage to Mariah Carey is on the rocks. Cannon revealed that, "we have been living in separate houses for a few months." Sure, it's not the big confession we've all been waiting for, but this less exciting annulment between a sort of rapper and an all but retired diva will have to suffice.

Saudi Arabia Beheads 19 in 17 Days

thedailybeast.com — Eight for nonviolent offenses.
Aug 22, 2014

RT @NoahShachtman: But these beheaders are our *friends*, supposedly. "Saudi Arabia Beheads 19 in 17 Days" thedailybeast.com/cheats/2014/08…

Aug 22, 2014

RT @NoahShachtman: But these beheaders are our *friends*, supposedly. "Saudi Arabia Beheads 19 in 17 Days" thedailybeast.com/cheats/2014/08…

Aug 22, 2014

But these beheaders are our *friends*, supposedly. "Saudi Arabia Beheads 19 in 17 Days" thedailybeast.com/cheats/2014/08…

Russian Aid Convoy Enters Ukraine

thedailybeast.com — Without permission.

Harry Reid: Asians Not Smarter

thedailybeast.com — Jokes he can't tell them apart, either.

The Awful Apps That Let You Vote With Your Wallet

By Tim Mak
thedailybeast.com — Your social conscience: What a drag. Before the modern information age, there was a sort of justified ignorance. With no political data on the products you purchased, corporate activism largely consisted of memorizing a list of behemoth companies that acted against your ideals. But now a slew of political apps are trying to change that.
Aug 22, 2014

The Awful App That Lets You Vote With Your Wallet shar.es/1nFkY4 via @timkmak

Aug 22, 2014

RT @LoganDobson: “We’re trying make every day Election Day.”, says an awful sociopath you should despise thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/…

Aug 22, 2014

“What, Cheerios are Democratic? Oh, great, I have to throw out a year’s supply in the pantry,” quipped @mmckinnon thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/…

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Diana Rigg: GOT’s Queen of Thorns Speaks

thedailybeast.com — EDINBURGH - Every actor can recall their worst review; but most try to keep them under wraps. Dame Diana Rigg (Lady Olenna Tyrell in Game of Thrones), on the other hand, has put on an entire stage show to celebrate the crushing moments when a critic has absolutely hated your performance.
Aug 22, 2014

Not to be confused with... “@CBJspanberg: Diana Rigg: GOT's Queen of Thorns Speaks shar.es/1nFpKp via @nicohines”

Aug 22, 2014

Diana Rigg: GOT's Queen of Thorns Speaks shar.es/1nFpKp via @nicohines

Yes, Rick Perry Could End Up Doing Time

thedailybeast.com — We finally found a political issue that unites liberals and conservatives. No, it's not something that could benefit millions of Americans like raising the minimum wage. Instead, it's the indictment of Texas Governor Rick Perry for his alleged abuse of power. Who could've predicted that The New York Times and Brietbart.com would both label these criminal charges unjustified?
Aug 22, 2014

RT @LOLGOP: Rick Perry having to skip every debate because he's in jail is definitely his best path to the GOP nomination. thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/…

What’s TV’s Best Drama? ‘True Detective,’ ‘Game of Thrones,’ and Our Emmy Predictions

thedailybeast.com — How dark and brooding are you feeling? That's the question, basically, being asked of Emmy voters in this year's drama races, with nominees dominated by cable TV's now-notorious crop of slow-burning dark dramas. (You'd think the Golden Age of TV would emit at least a little bit of shine and lighten up these shows a bit, wouldn't you?)
Aug 22, 2014

Give that hair an #Emmy! Robin Wright, Matthew McConaughey & more of my Emmy predictions thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/…

Families of Italian Aid Workers Held by ISIS Fear for Their Lives After Foley’s Death

thedailybeast.com — For the last three weeks, Antonella Ramelli has not been able to talk publicly about her 21-year-old daughter, Greta, who disappeared along with her 20-year-old colleague, aid worker Vanessa Marzullo, near Aleppo, Syria in late July.
Aug 22, 2014

Families of Italian Aid Workers Held by ISIS Fear for Their Lives After Foley's Death shar.es/1nFOIC via @BLNadeau

Can Women in Iran be Equal?

thedailybeast.com — Can religion evolve? To some, this question is blasphemous. But its answer is crucial to addressing another question: Can women in Iran be equal? Two recent statements by Iranian leaders show the constant tension defining life in Iran.

My Loser Kid Should Get a Trophy

thedailybeast.com — My 4-year-old is starting soccer in the fall. Now, I don't care how good he is at the sport. Win or lose, that kid's coming home with a trophy. This idea that we should reward children for merely trying their best? The majority of people are over it, according to a poll released this week by Reason-Rupe.

Cop Accused of Raping Women on Patrol