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2 NYPD Officers Dead In Brooklyn Shooting: Reports

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: Two NYPD officers are dead after a gunman shot into an NYPD patrol car on Saturday afternoon. The gunman was pursued by other officers and entered a subway station, where authorities said he then shot himself in the head, CBS News reports.

Rolling Stone Fact-Checker Didn't Ask About Alleged Rape Victim In Emails With UVA Officials

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: NEW YORK -- A Rolling Stone fact-checker didn't ask University of Virginia officials via email about an alleged 2012 gang rape described in an explosive and now unraveling article published last month.
Dec 20, 2014

RT @mlcalderone: Rolling Stone fact-checker didn’t ask about Jackie’s case in emails with UVA. No word yet if she did by phone: huff.to/13mxxtM

Dec 20, 2014

HuffPo FOIA'd for emails between UVA and Rolling Stone; fact-checker didn’t ask about Jackie’s case (maybe by phone): huff.to/13mxxtM

Dec 20, 2014

RT @mlcalderone: Rolling Stone fact-checker didn’t ask about Jackie’s case in emails with UVA. No word yet if she did by phone: huff.to/13mxxtM

Dec 20, 2014

Rolling Stone fact-checker didn’t ask about Jackie’s case in emails with UVA. No word yet if she did by phone: huff.to/13mxxtM

Dec 19, 2014

RT @jasoncherkis: UVA's email exchanges w/ the Rolling Stone reporter and factchecker via the great @mlcalderone huff.to/13mxxtM

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Bloomberg Rescinded Offer To Writer Jessica Pressler After New York Magazine Hoax

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: NEW YORK -- Bloomberg News rescinded a job offer this week to New York magazine writer Jessica Pressler after her profile of a teenage stock-picking multi-millionaire proved to be a hoax, according to a source familiar with the matter. The student had lied about making tens of millions of dollars on Wall Street.
Dec 20, 2014

Bloomberg rescinds job offer after reporter is duped by hoax huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/19/blo…

Dec 19, 2014

RT @mlcalderone: Bloomberg rescinded offer to Jessica Pressler after stock kid hoax. She’s staying at New York mag: huff.to/1z4NuO1

Dec 19, 2014

Good for Bloomberg for reportedly rescinding its offer to the author of the fictional $72 million stock whiz kid. ow.ly/GcHr8

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Winter Solstice 2014: Shortest Day Of The Year Marked By Pagan Celebrations

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: In 2014, the winter solstice in the Northern Hemisphere will begin on Dec. 21 at 6:03 p.m. EST. To calculate the turning point in your time zone, click here. Officially the first day of winter, the winter solstice occurs when the North Pole is tilted 23.5 degrees away from the sun.
Dec 20, 2014

Happy Winter Solstice! Shortest Day Of The Year Marked By Pagan Celebrations ow.ly/GdYrP Have a safe #Saturnalia

8 Fastest-Growing Beer Brands In America

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: This story was originally published by 24/7 Wall St. American beer sales have followed a downward trend in recent years. After reaching a peak of 219 million barrels in 2008, total U.S. shipments have declined to just 211.7 million barrels in 2013. Yet, the beer industry is by no means dying.

Darlene Love Sings 'Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)' For David Letterman One Last Time

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: For the last 28 years, Darlene Love's Christmas gift to you was her performance of "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" on David Letterman's late-night show. "You, the David Letterman show, started this connection," Love told Letterman on Friday, before her final appearance on Letterman's "Late Show."
Dec 20, 2014

I got to watch it live. #NBD MT @HuffingtonPost: Watch Darlene Love's final Letterman performance... huff.to/1AFfLx2

Dec 20, 2014

Made it to the end of Darlene Love's last Letterman performance without tearing up. (Letterman got me!) huff.to/1wOe3tL

Stephen Colbert's Best Religion Clips From 'America's Most Famous Catholic'

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: With Stephen Colbert taking over for David Letterman as Late Show host, can viewers expect him to bring his best religion schticks with him? As host of The Colbert Report, Colbert assumed the role of an opinionated and devoutly Catholic conservative -- championing the title of 'America's most famous Catholic.'

Tyquan Brehon, Teen, Stop-And-Frisked Over 60 Times, Discusses Effects Of NYPD Tactic (VIDEO)

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: As the city gears up to protest the NYPD's stop-and-frisk tactics this Father's Day with a silent march in Harlem, one young man's personal experience sheds light on the often painful repercussions of the controversial practice.
Dec 20, 2014

This is a nice, funny young man who worked as a clerk at a clothing store. Is a "Law and Order" fan. Wants to be a DA m.huffpost.com/us/entry/15947…

Dec 20, 2014

@commonsenseColo You're wrong. This young man I spoke with was stopped over 60 times. Read the NYT piece m.huffpost.com/us/entry/15947…

Kenya Goes After Al Jazeera As Government Expands Powers

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: WASHINGTON -- Kenya's government is going after the global news network Al Jazeera for running a documentary that exposes widespread government-sponsored violence. According to Kenyan government documents obtained by The Huffington Post, Kenya's ministry of information, communication and technology filed a complaint on Dec.
Dec 20, 2014

RT @ryangrim: State Department speaks out against Kenyan government for its attack on media m.huffpost.com/us/entry/63562…

Dec 20, 2014

State Department speaks out against Kenyan government for its attack on media m.huffpost.com/us/entry/63562…

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#BlackLivesMatter Protesters Shut Down Part Of Mall Of America

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: What appeared to be hundreds of demonstrators occupied part of the Mall of America on Saturday to protest police killings of unarmed black people. "While you are on your shopping spree, black people cannot breathe," they chanted. "That's why we're angry, that's why we're here. Santa won't see Tamir this year!"

Six Clay Seals Discovered In Israel Linked To Era Of Kings David And Solomon

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: A Mississippi State University archaeological team uncovered six official clay seals at a dig in southern Israel -- offering some support for the reigns of King David and his wise son Solomon as found in the Hebrew Bible. Jimmy Hardin co-directed a team in Israel that found archaeological evidence from the time of kings David and Solomon.
Dec 20, 2014

RT @HuffingtonPost: Six clay seals discovered in Israel linked to era of Kings David and Solomon huff.to/1wPkU6h pic.twitter.com/RWpw3W4Wsq

BitTorrent Urges Sony To Release 'The Interview' On Its Paid Service

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: Filing-sharing giant BitTorrent is urging Sony Pictures to release "The Interview" on its new, paid service. The software company, synonymous with illegal music and movie pirating, had several talks this week with the embattled movie studio about debuting the canceled Seth Rogen action-comedy as a "bundle" of links to files that can be controlled and sold to users legally.
Dec 20, 2014

I've been wanting to do a story on BitTorrent Bundles for a while now huff.to/1AqYSIk

Suspected Boko Haram Gunmen Kidnap Over 172 Women, Children In Nigeria

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: By Lanre Ola MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, Dec 18 (Reuters) - Suspected Boko Haram gunmen kidnapped 172 women and children and killed 35 other people on Sunday during a raid on the northeast Nigerian village of Gumsuri, residents said on Thursday.
Dec 20, 2014

RT @jadewalker: Suspected Boko Haram gunmen kidnapped 172 women and children and killed 35 during a raid in Nigeria huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/18/bok…

Dec 20, 2014

Suspected Boko Haram gunmen kidnapped 172 women and children and killed 35 during a raid in Nigeria huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/18/bok…

So That Happened: Obama's Cuba Plan Turned Some Folks Into Wind-Up-Toys Of Outrage

huffingtonpost.com — Listen to this week's "So That Happened" below: Some highlights from this week: "Those two, when they got the news, I don't know. It was like they became weird wind-up-toys of outrage." -- Jason Linkins "Films that relate to things in North Korea will not be made now and that is just outrageous.

6 Reasons a Beatles-Like Phenomenon Can't Happen Again

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: Looking back on this 50th anniversary of the Beatles arrival in America, music fans and cultural observers of all ages often ask, "Can anything like the Beatles happen again?" The question itself is somewhat rhetorical and, a half-century on, acknowledges the singularity of the Beatles phenomenon.
Dec 20, 2014

Uh, maybe it's actually because of Reason #7: #TheBeatles were simply the best band, then, now and forever: huffingtonpost.com/candy-leonard/…

10 Parts Of Cuba We Cannot WAIT To See

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: Cuba is a place unlike any other -- there aren't many places where you'll find old plantations, lush valleys, rich history and literary relics, all with the backdrop of a stunning Caribbean island. President Obama delivered comments on U.S.-Cuba relations this week, stating the need for diplomatic ties that would usher in a "new chapter" for the two countries.

Protesters Against Cuba-U.S. Plan Gather In Miami

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: MIAMI (AP) - Protesters waving Cuban flags have started to gather for a demonstration against President Barack Obama's plan to normalize relations with the Castro government. A Cuban opposition leader from the island is expected to open the protest Saturday afternoon. Activist Jorge Luis Garcia Perez, known as Antunez, is scheduled to join Cuban Americans in Miami.
Dec 20, 2014

RT @GarySegura: In Miami, 100 people showed up to the protest against the new Cuba policy. 100(!). Not likely Rubio's path to power. huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/20/us-…

¡Escotazos! J.Lo y Roselyn Sánchez se destapan en la alfombra roja

voces.huffingtonpost.com — Publicado: JENNIFER LOPEZ ROSELYN SÁNCHEZ Esta semana se llevaron a cabo los PEOPLE Magazine Awards en Beverly Hills, donde se dieron cita Jennifer Lopez, quien brilló con un jumpsuit de profundo escote, y Roselyn Sánchez, quien lució un conjunto azul claro de blazer y pantalón largo... muy largo.
Dec 20, 2014

¡Escotazos! J.Lo y Roselyn Sánchez se destapan en la alfombra roja huff.to/1wONx3v vía @HuffPostVoces

Google Doesn't Want To Go It Alone With Driverless Cars

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: Google doesn't want to be the next Ford. The Internet behemoth, bent on building the first fully-automated cars, said Friday that it plans to partner with traditional automakers when development of its self-driving technology is complete. "We don't particularly want to become a car maker," Chris Urmson, the director of Google's self-driving car project, told The Wall Street Journal.