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The Baptism of Michael Brown Sr. and Ferguson’s Baptism by Fire

thedailybeast.com — When Michael Brown Sr. joined nearly a dozen members of his family to be baptized Sunday, his son was supposed to be there. For reasons that might never be known, Michael Brown instead lay in a grave in the city of Ferguson, as the family and the world waited to hear whether the officer who killed him would be indicted.

The Last Columbine Mystery

thedailybeast.com — It's been nearly 11 years since the Columbine tragedy rocked the nation, and the largest remaining questions center on the killers' parents: Did they see it coming? Why do they think it happened? How did the tragedy affect them? Do they feel remorse?
Nov 27, 2014

Hs & Ks each met with Mausers & Curnow—all spoke to me. I summarized in my book’s afterward & here: thedailybeast.com/articles/2010/… @TraceyJeanne_

‘Why Have I Lost Control?’: Cory Booker in ‘92 over Rodney King Echoes Today

thedailybeast.com — Los Angeles burned in 1992 after the acquittal of four police officers charged with brutally beating Rodney King, a 25 year old black man who had been speeding on the freeway-fracturing his face, breaking his ankle, and bruising and lacerating his body with over 30 blows and baton strikes.
Nov 27, 2014

RT @Olivianuzzi: Read @CoryBooker's heartbreaking, beautiful 1992 column about the Rodney King verdict: thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/…

Nov 26, 2014

‘Why Have I Lost Control?’: Cory Booker in ’92 on Rodney King Echoes Ferguson thebea.st/15AhSc2 via @thedailybeast

Nov 26, 2014

Fascinating: ‘Why Have I Lost Control?’: Cory Booker in ‘92 over Rodney King Echoes Ferguson thebea.st/15AhSc2 via @thedailybeast

Creed Singer Scott Stapp’s Fall From Grace: From 40 Million Albums Sold to Living in a Holiday Inn

thedailybeast.com — In the ballad "My Own Prison," the first major hit from the Christian rock band Creed, singer Scott Stapp summoned his best Eddie Vedder impression and crooned, "I cry out to God / Seeking only his decision / Gabriel stands and confirms / I've created my own prison."
Nov 27, 2014

This Thanksgiving, I'm grateful that I am not the drug-crazed suicidal and now broke frontman for Creed thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/…

Nov 27, 2014

RT @thedailybeast: Despite selling over 40 million albums, Creed singer Scott Stapp is reportedly penniless and living at a Holiday Inn: thebea.st/1roiaMV

Ebola Vaccine Passes 1st Hurdle

thedailybeast.com — Safely tested on 20 people.
Nov 27, 2014

RT @thedailybeast: The world is one step closer to having a vaccine to protect against Ebola: thebea.st/1y2Zjc9

Ferguson, Immigration, and ‘Us Vs. Them’

thedailybeast.com — In his brilliant book At Home: A Short History of Private Life , Bill Bryson describes the relationship between servants in mid-19th-century England and their masters/employers: "Perhaps the hardest part of the job was simply being attached to and dependent on people who didn't think much of you....Servants constituted a class of humans whose existences were fundamentally devoted to making certain that another class of humans would find everything they desired within arm's reach more or less the moment it occurred to them to desire it."

Ex-Spy Anna Chapman, From Russia Without Love

thedailybeast.com — MOSCOW-Every now and then I run into Anna Chapman at a nail salon called "Little Fingers" on Potapovsky Avenue in downtown Moscow. One would expect a red-haired, red-lipsticked celebrity-ex-spy, wearing expensive designer dresses that are tight enough to sculpt her curves in high relief, to attract attention.

Lovable ‘Madagascar’ Penguins Are Known to Rape and Torture in Real Life

thedailybeast.com — Who doesn't love penguins? Whether the flightless birds are entering loving gay relationships or being narrated by Morgan Freeman, penguins are cute sons of guns. And the flightless birds will once again enjoy some good publicity with the Wednesday release of Penguins of Madagascar, a 3D animated kids' movie that's a spin-off of the popular Madagascar series.
Nov 26, 2014

“There seems to be no crime too low for these penguins,” a naturalist wrote in 1912 of the 'Madagascar' stars. thebea.st/1y0tzEy

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The Renegade: Robert Downey Sr. on His Classic Films, Son’s Battle with Drugs, and Bill Cosby

thedailybeast.com — Poll a bunch of random youths today, and nine out of ten will say they know the name Robert Downey Jr. He is Iron Man, after all, and one of the biggest movie stars in the world. But precious few kids these days understand that Tony Stark's father, Robert Downey Sr., is worthy of similar praise.
Nov 27, 2014

Robert Downey Sr. told me Robert Downey Jr. got offered part in PTA's "Inherent Vice," couldn't do b/c "Avengers": thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/…

Nov 27, 2014

RT @thedailybeast: Robert Downey Sr. on his cult film legacy, son's struggle with drugs, and Cosby allegations: thebea.st/1uK5HOf pic.twitter.com/5xlSM2UiQE

Nov 26, 2014

RT @thedailybeast: Robert Downey Sr. on his film legacy, son's drug struggles, and Bill Cosby allegations: thebea.st/15znPpB pic.twitter.com/Nw7yTuZPxV

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Cop Immediately Killed 12-Year-Old Boy

thedailybeast.com — Cleveland police released video.
Nov 27, 2014

Fucking disgusting. Cop shot and killed 12-year-old child holding a toy gun without a second's hesitation. thedailybeast.com/cheats/2014/11…

Nov 26, 2014

RT @thedailybeast: Wow. Video shows a Cleveland cop fatally shot 12-year-old #TamirRice immediately. thebea.st/1y2pSy6

500 Flights Canceled Due to Weather

thedailybeast.com — The day before Thanksgiving.

Congress Debunks Congress’s Nuttiest Benghazi Theories

thedailybeast.com — The House Intelligence Committee's report on the 2012 terrorist attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya, is undermining years of GOP talking points-and some Republicans, understandably, aren't taking it well. Former House speaker Newt Gingrich, for one, says the committee, led by outgoing Michigan Republican Mike Rogers, was "co-opted by the CIA" and produced a "fundamentally misleading " report.
Nov 26, 2014

RT @JohnAvlon: Congress Debunks Congress’s Nuttiest Benghazi Theories thebea.st/1y0tDUD via @bencjacobs

Nov 26, 2014

"Bachmann’s other claim—that the Benghazi attack might be the judgment of God—was not addressed by the report" thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/…

Nov 26, 2014

RT @JohnAvlon: Congress Debunks Congress’s Nuttiest Benghazi Theories thebea.st/1y0tDUD via @bencjacobs @Call_Me_Dutch

Nov 26, 2014

Congress Debunks Congress’s Nuttiest Benghazi Theories thebea.st/1y0tDUD via @bencjacobs

The Race to Be Hillary’s Karl Rove

Nov 26, 2014

RT @davecatanese: "It was to Mook's credit he didn't respond publicly to the controversy. . . That was a good sign" thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/…

Nov 26, 2014

RT @dylanlscott: To follow @freedlander, been told part of Mook's appeal is that he's just a good manager, in the most basic sense: thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/…

Nov 26, 2014

"It was to Mook's credit he didn't respond publicly to the controversy. . . That was a good sign" thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/…

Nov 26, 2014

To follow @freedlander, been told part of Mook's appeal is that he's just a good manager, in the most basic sense: thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/…

Nov 26, 2014

The Race to Be Hillary’s Karl Rove thebea.st/1y0tC39 via @Freedlander

Putin Tiger Wreaks Havoc on China

thedailybeast.com — It's killing farm animals right and left.

I Killed the Turkey on My Table

thedailybeast.com — When we sit down to our annual Thanksgiving meal, we will be eating a turkey that I've reared myself. Writing that brings me tremendous satisfaction. For most of my adult life, I've been a city boy. I've lived in London, Edinburgh and New York.

The 14 Teens Killed by Cops Since Michael Brown

thedailybeast.com — Michael Brown's death on August 9 was a nationwide wake-up call to the death-by-cop of young minority men at the hands of law enforcement. According to data stretching from 1999 to 2011, African Americans have comprised 26 percent of all police-shooting victims. Overall, young African Americans are killed by cops 4.5 times more often than people of other races and ages.

Creed Frontman Lied About Homelessness

thedailybeast.com — Rants in crazy video.
Nov 26, 2014

.@Creed frontman Scott Stapp was very much lying when he ranted about being homeless & the govt. stealing his money thebea.st/1y2u6WB

The Disappearing Cops of East St. Louis

thedailybeast.com — East St. Louis, IL - If you have information regarding the murder of Antonio Jones-a Ferguson man whose bullet-riddled body was found burned in the trunk of a car in East St. Louis last month-don't call the Major Case Squad.

What Does It Feel Like To Be Catcalled?

thedailybeast.com — How does it feel to be harassed while walking down the street?
Nov 26, 2014

RT @thedailybeast: WATCH: How does it feel to be harassed while walking down the street? thebea.st/1yYNEbo