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CeeLo: It’s Not Rape If You Forget

thedailybeast.com — Now he's backtracking.

Are American Troops Already Fighting on the Front Lines in Iraq?

thedailybeast.com — ZUMAR, Iraq - The role of American Special Operations Forces in Iraq has remained hidden even while the U.S. air war expands. As momentum against ISIS picks up, they may be emerging from the shadows. In a pitched battle on Monday, Kurdish Peshmerga, backed by American air power and what appeared to U.S.
Sep 02, 2014

Are American Troops Already Fighting on the Front Lines in #Iraq? @thedailybeast Report Says Yes. shar.es/11cZSE

Sep 02, 2014

Are American Troops Already Fighting on the Front Lines in Iraq? shar.es/11c7UT via @thedailybeast

Why the Upper East Side Is Now Cooler Than Brooklyn

thedailybeast.com — Want to know what is New York's coolest neighborhood right now? The Upper East Side. You can stop laughing. I'm not being ironic and I haven't become the Twee Revolution's newest disciple. The blueblood traditionalists, pompous dowagers, young families, overweight frat boys and overpaid lawyers are still found in the area located between Central Park and the East River.
Sep 02, 2014

Why the Upper East is now cooler than Brooklyn. Oh no there goes the neighborhood. thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/…

Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy on ‘Eleanor Rigby,’ First Heartbreak, and Robin Williams

thedailybeast.com — It was, all things considered, a leap of faith. Two years ago, Jessica Chastain, fresh off her Oscar nomination for The Help, and James McAvoy, just after the release of X-Men: First Class, signed on to a sprawling New York love story helmed by a first-time director by the name of Ned Benson.
Sep 02, 2014

"His generosity was always behind the scenes, which is the purest..." -- Jessica Chastain on Robin Williams thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/…

Redheads Are Sexy, Dammit!

thedailybeast.com — A poll of my friends results in a slew of attractive red-headed Hollywood starlets-Christina Hendricks, Emma Stone, Isla Fisher, Ann-Margret, Amy Adams (and a shout out to Daphne from the Scooby Doo cartoon-she was, after all, the leading lady her co-star, Fred, secretly wanted to bang...we think).

It’ll Take More Than Bombs to Stop ISIS

thedailybeast.com — If President Obama truly wants to formulate a plan to defeat ISIS, a military solution won't do it alone. It will also take a concerted effort by Muslim, governmental, and other community leaders working together to counter extremism. As we all know, ISIS' stated goal is to establish a Muslim nation (caliphate) across great swaths of the Middle East.

Pro-Russian Rebels Push South From Donetsk Toward Black Sea Port Town

thedailybeast.com — NOVOTROITSKE, Ukraine - The front line moved south from Donetsk on Monday as pro-Russian separatists pushed toward Mariupol, a strategic coastal city on the Sea of Azov. Shortly after 5 p.m., two covered military trucks heading south pulled up to a gas station along the main highway to Donetsk at the village of Novotroitske, 45 miles north of Mariupol.

Desperate Parents Arrested After Fleeing Britain for Other Treatment Options for Son in Europe

thedailybeast.com — When the desperate parents of a five-year-old terminal cancer patient took their son from a British hospital to try to find the treatment they wanted in another country, they became fugitives of the law in a European manhunt. Now their son has been taken from them and they face criminal charges of neglect and child endangerment.
Sep 02, 2014

Desperate Parents Arrested After Fleeing Britain for Other Treatment Options for Son in Europe shar.es/11c2cO via @BLNadeau

Anti-Vaxxers Have a New Hero

thedailybeast.com — Is a whistleblower still a whistleblower if, after blowing it, he professes he didn't even know he was holding a whistle in the first place? Such is the bizarrely ambiguous status of Dr. William Thompson, a senior scientist at the Centers for Disease Control and the epicenter of a manufactured controversy within the anti-vaccine community.