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The Epic All-Female ‘Ghostbusters’ Cast Chosen: Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones.

thedailybeast.com — Who you gonna call? According to Tuesday's big news, Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones, the four women who very likely going to star in the all-female reboot of Ghostbusters. Bridesmaids director Paul Feig is set to direct the hotly anticipated spin-off, meaning that the film will be far wittier than the lazy lede just written in this piece.
Jan 27, 2015

RT @jamescdownie: Uh, why that picture of Leslie Jones? RT @thedailybeast: Epic all-female ‘Ghostbusters’ cast: thebea.st/1D5RyRv http://t.co/lkZ2mFZlpM

Jan 27, 2015

RT @thedailybeast: The epic all-female ‘Ghostbusters’ cast has been chosen: thebea.st/1BvT3sx http://t.co/e8AV5dkvcU

Jan 27, 2015

The epic all-female ‘Ghostbusters’ cast Chosen: Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones. thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/…

Jan 27, 2015

WOOT RT @thedailybeast: The epic all-female #Ghostbusters cast has been chosen: thebea.st/1D5RyRv http://t.co/he7yda6TnJ

Jan 27, 2015

Thank you, universe. RT @thedailybeast The epic all-female ‘Ghostbusters’ cast has been chosen thebea.st/1D5RyRv http://t.co/VUIZrr0S07

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2 Chainz for Mayor?

thedailybeast.com — Hip-hop artist 2 Chainz (born Tauheed Epps) has appeared on platinum records, collaborated with Kanye West and is perhaps the only rapper ingenious enough to rhyme "booty" with "booty." So obviously the next step for him is electoral politics.
Jan 27, 2015

Grade A pull quote: "on day one he needs to clarify why he is just 2 Chainz and not 3 [Chainz].” - @Lis_Smith thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/…

Jan 27, 2015

"I’m really gonna do this little mayor thing in College Park," says 2 Chainz of running in the Ga. town thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/…

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This Russian News Agency Doubled As a Spy Machine

thedailybeast.com — A pair of accused Russian spies tried to gather intelligence about U.S. financial markets, and potentially how to disrupt them, by feeding questions to journalists at the Russian state-owned news agency Tass, The Daily Beast has learned. The agency has a long history of giving cover to Russian spies, current and former intelligence officials say.
Jan 27, 2015

RT @shaneharris: Later tonight, I'll be talking with @lawrence on @msnbc about Russian spies and their friends in Moscow-run media. thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/…

Jan 27, 2015

RT @MichaelKelleyBI: “I was working for the KGB. Of course I maintained very good working relations with Tass news agency in New York.” thebea.st/1v0M23N

Jan 27, 2015

RT @shaneharris: Later tonight, I'll be talking with @lawrence on @msnbc about Russian spies and their friends in Moscow-run media. thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/…

Jan 27, 2015

Later tonight, I'll be talking with @lawrence on @msnbc about Russian spies and their friends in Moscow-run media. thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/…

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Exclusive: Obama Cuts Funds for the Syrian Rebels He Claims to Support

thedailybeast.com — GAZIANTEP, Turkey - In the past several months many of the Syrian rebel groups previously favored by the CIA have had their money and supplies cut off or substantially reduced, even as President Obama touted the strategic importance of American support for the rebels in his State of the Union address.
Jan 27, 2015

Once favored by the US, Syrian rebels see funding cut in half thebea.st/1zuihKm

Jan 27, 2015

In State of Union, Obama touted his support for Syrian rebels. In Syria, he’s cutting them off. @timkmak reports thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/…

Jan 27, 2015

SHOT: CIA cutting aid to Syrian rebels thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/… CHASER: CIA changes mission focus from north to south wsj.com/articles/cover…

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Spy General Unloads on Obama’s ISIS War Plan

thedailybeast.com — The former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency slammed the Obama administration on Monday as "well intentioned" but paralyzed and playing defense in its the fight against Islamic militancy. Recently retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn called for the U.S.
Jan 27, 2015

RT @AnneBayefsky: 1 more former #Obama General unloads on WH: "paralyzed" & "playing defense" against Islamists. thebea.st/1D6ujqk htt…

Jan 27, 2015

RT @stephenfhayes: Wow, Lt Gen Mike Flynn, former head of the DIA, blasts Obama administration's handling of jihadist terror. thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/…

Jan 27, 2015

RT @gaylelemmon: "Spy General Unloads on Obama’s ISIS War Plan" - thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/… “There is no substitute, none, for American power"

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Inside Lizard Squad, the Hacking Group That Targeted Taylor Swift

thedailybeast.com — America's Sweetheart is under attack. On Tuesday afternoon, Taylor Swift's Twitter account, boasting a mammoth 51.4 million followers, was reportedly hacked by a self-described "cyber caliphate" called Lizard Squad, which released the following tweets from her account: The two accounts requesting follows, @veriuser and @lizzard, have since been removed by Twitter.
Jan 27, 2015

RT @MarlowNYC: Inside Lizard Squad: the hacking group allegedly responsible for breaching Sony PlayStation, North Korea, and TSwift thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/…

Jan 27, 2015

The Daily Beast writes an article called 'Inside Lizard Squad'; doesn't talk to any of them... lol whut thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/…

Jan 27, 2015

RT @thedailybeast: Inside Lizard Squad, the Hacking Group That Targeted Taylor Swift thebea.st/1LfuqWL http://t.co/irFb02nvCF

Jan 27, 2015

Inside Lizard Squad: the hacking group allegedly responsible for breaching Sony PlayStation, North Korea, and TSwift thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/…

When Soviet Soldiers Opened Auschwitz

thedailybeast.com — 70 years ago, Soviet soldiers liberated the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz. Photos, provided by the United States Holocaust Museum, are a powerful reminder of this human tragedy.
Jan 27, 2015

RT @NoahShachtman: Soviet troops liberated Auschwitz 70 years ago today - and photographed what they saw: thedailybeast.com/galleries/2015… http://t.co/Ofu900fNdt

Jan 27, 2015

RT @NoahShachtman: Soviet troops liberated Auschwitz 70 years ago today - and photographed what they saw: thedailybeast.com/galleries/2015… http://t.co/Ofu900fNdt

Jan 27, 2015

RT @Ali_Gharib: Harrowing photos from the Red Army's liberation of Nazi's largest concentration camp at Auschwitz, 70 yrs ago today. thedailybeast.com/galleries/2015…

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'Pravda’ On The Plains: How Indiana Governor Mike Pence Wants To Make News

thedailybeast.com — A: When he uses taxpayer money to fund government-approved "journalism" to compete with privately-owned, independent news outlets. Thus Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, a former radio talk jock, is suffering near-universal ridicule, even from fellow Hoosier Republicans, for his plan to launch "Just IN," by most accounts an online multimedia state-supported news operation to be written, produced and edited out of the governor's office.
Jan 27, 2015

RT @tomlobianco: this gem from @thelloydgrove on Pence News Service ow.ly/I3CMF

Jan 27, 2015

Q: When does the conservative governor of a red state start to resemble a communist apparatchik? thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/… via @TheLloydGrove

Jan 27, 2015

Pravda on the plains: Indiana Gov Mike Pence and his proposed state-run news service. thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/…

Mormon Church Backs LGBT Protection

Bergdahl to Be Charged for Desertion

Jan 27, 2015

RT @NoahShachtman: A note of caution about this Bowe Bergdahl news. Neither big Army nor OSD nor Bergdahl's lawyer has confirmed. thedailybeast.com/cheats/2015/01…

Jan 27, 2015

A note of caution about this Bowe Bergdahl news. Neither big Army nor OSD nor Bergdahl's lawyer has confirmed. thedailybeast.com/cheats/2015/01…

Jan 27, 2015

RT @thedailybeast: NEW: Sgt. Bergdahl to be charged with desertion; soldiers say he walked away thebea.st/1Cckn1R pic.twitter.com/iCUH4JxBQS

Drunk Spy Crashed the White House Drone

Dear Mayor de Blasio: Delivery Guys ARE Emergency Workers

thedailybeast.com — New Yorkers are already in the middle of a weather emergency, with 3 feet of snow set to dump on us in the next 24 hours. Is it wise for their mayor to start a full-on culture war, too? Journalists, trying to ascertain how draconian Bill de Blasio's measures to get all traffic off New York's streets after 11 p.m.
Jan 26, 2015

Jan 26: The Night the Mega-Blizzard Came + Some Nervous NYers Boiled Eggs for the 1st Time thebea.st/1zQj9s8 pic.twitter.com/AeRao9v5vH

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Putin’s Polonium-Poison Revenge on ex-Spy Laid Bare in UK Inquiry

thedailybeast.com — LONDON - Vladimir Putin was today accused of running Russia like a reckless mob boss, ordering an international act of nuclear terrorism that risked thousands of lives as part of a personal vendetta. The allegations against him and his murderous "Mafia state" were made at the start of a public inquiry into the death of a Russian dissident who was assassinated in London with radioactive poison.
Jan 27, 2015

RT @csdickey: Putin’s Polonium-Poison Revenge on ex-Spy Laid Bare in UK Inquiry thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/… via @nicohines

Jan 27, 2015

Putin’s Polonium-Poison Revenge on ex-Spy Laid Bare in UK Inquiry thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/… via @nicohines

American Coeds Shut Down Russian Spies

thedailybeast.com — The trio may have been "deep cover" spies. But the alleged Russian agents operating in New York City were hardly masterminds, more Elmore Leonard stumblebums than Ian Fleming supermen. Over the past two years, they spent their time fantasizing about wooing coeds-and sometimes working in cahoots with a Russian state-owned news organization.
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Blizzard to Freeze 45 Million in Place

Jan 27, 2015

Obama’s America RT @thedailybeast: Connecticut bans travel after 9 PM. thebea.st/1zOvugL

Jan 26, 2015

RT @jbenton: Other days just ill advised RT @justinjm1: Tonight, it will be illegal to drive in Massachusetts, Connecticut and NYC thedailybeast.com/cheats/2015/01…

Jan 26, 2015

RT @jbenton: Other days just ill advised RT @justinjm1: Tonight, it will be illegal to drive in Massachusetts, Connecticut and NYC thedailybeast.com/cheats/2015/01…

Jan 26, 2015

Other days just ill advised RT @justinjm1: Tonight, it will be illegal to drive in Massachusetts, Connecticut and NYC thedailybeast.com/cheats/2015/01…

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Pushing ‘Dope’: Sundance’s Freshest Film

thedailybeast.com — "James Franco begged for tickets." Just one day removed from a heated, all-night bidding war between indie film luminaries The Weinstein Company, Fox Searchlight, Focus, A24, and Open Road Films, with the latter emerging victorious, scooping up the film for $7 million with a guaranteed $15 million print and advertising commitment, filmmaker Rick Famuyiwa's remarkably fresh coming of age flick Dope has cemented its status as the most crowd-pleasing, au courant movie at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.

Homeless for Juno: No Shelter From the Storm

thedailybeast.com — It's just past 7 pm Monday night, snow is already sticking to the ground and the Coalition for the Homeless has finished serving dinner to more than two hundred people at St. Bartholomew's church in midtown.
Jan 27, 2015

RT @thedailybeast: As the snow blanketed New York City, more people than ever were left without food or a roof over their head: thebea.st/1ENj5bG

Jan 27, 2015

“We’ll try to panhandle to get on the train. If it’s still open.” The trains shut down at 11 pm. thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/… @jacob__siegel

Cop Took Camera From Disabled Resident

Jan 27, 2015

RT @thedailybeast: An Ohio cop faces criminal charges after using force to take a camera away from a disabled person thebea.st/1ENpaoG

Will Hillary's Campaign Be ‘White Dude-Fest 2016’?

By Tim Mak
thedailybeast.com — Does Hillary Clinton need binders full of women? Some Democrats, particularly women and people of color, think so. In interviews with The Daily Beast, nearly a dozen Democrats, said they were worried Clinton's hires for the top echelons of her pre-campaign haven't taken gender and racial diversity into account.
Jan 27, 2015

Hillary Clinton's campaign-in-waiting looks like a big, white brofest and some Dems are not pleased thebea.st/1uxyjvz

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