August 22, 2013 Archive August 2013

NSA gathered as many as 56,000 emails from Americans with no terror ties

A gangster's guide to gun control

Ron Paul to be keynote speaker at anti-Semitic conference

Nixon biographer live-tweets Watergate-era tapes

Minn. Supreme Court reverses felony conviction of HIV-positive man

Poll: Rising confidence in U.S. public school teachers

Report: Michael Hastings feared his car had been tampered with

Mother exiled from her church because she openly supported her gay daughter

Dentist attempting to clone John Lennon with a tooth

Dr. Phil: Let's talk about drunk sex

"The Grandmaster": A moody, dreamy martial-arts epic

DUI + art history degree = ?

Let's all stop talking about the Apple TV set

Study: Autistic children might be better at math than non-autistic children

Todd Akin, come back! We miss you!

Saving animals from factory farms: Fake meat's increasingly real future

Elizabeth Warren's secret: The Salon interview

Elizabeth Warren Q&A: The transcript

Archaeologists uncover 5,000-year-old board game pieces

NSA's ridiculous notion of transparency

Old age may not ruin Medicare budgets after all

Plastic bags: Discourage, tax or ban them altogether?

Anonymous: Sorry, FBI, you don't scare us

Republicans wave white flag, admit shutdown tactic is hopeless

Please fire Maureen Dowd ... or get her a fact-checker

Turning grass into gas

Must-see morning clip: Georgia Tech student delivers best speech ever

"I am Chelsea Manning. I am female"

House GOP planning a climate "mega-hearing"

Court rebuked NSA for misrepresenting surveillance program

Porn industry announces moratorium after star tests positive for HIV

Liz Cheney pays fine for fishing license flap

Bob Filner reaches tentative sexual harassment settlement

Fukushima operators calling for overseas help

New York renews push for gay conversion therapy ban

Arizona and Kansas sue over voter registration law

Fox News: Abortion and Facebook to blame for murder of Australian baseball player

13 things the government is trying to hide from you

"Their lives are more important than any movie"

10 shocking examples of police killing innocent people in the war on drugs

Are we headed towards another recession?

Wentworth Miller's coming out signals the future of anti-Russia protests

British banks to offer 1.3 billion pounds in credit card compensation

What does the future of drones look like?

Burning question: Did cavemen get athlete's foot?

Media willfully misgender Chelsea Manning

Al Gore: "We're winning the conversation on global warming"

"SVU" merges Paula Deen, Trayvon Martin cases in rape, shooting story line

Check out Germany's largest rooftop solar plant

Obama introduces new performance funding system for colleges

Ted Cruz's ironic birther predicament

The bar for TV diversity is way too low

"Short Term 12": Sleeper indie hit of the fall?

John Bolton may run for president

We may be causing animals to evolve bigger brains

A brief history of the Gatling gun

The story bigots hate: Antoinette Tuff's courage

What can space travel teach us about developing self-driving cars?

Report: Bob Filner will resign

9 of the best news stories about hurricanes

Krugman slams Rove on healthcare

No, Chris Lane is not Trayvon Martin!

Watch this sinkhole swallow an entire grove of trees

Start funding college like high school

To circumcise or not to circumcise?

Justice Department targets Texas Voter ID again

Army will not provide Chelsea Manning hormone therapy

Why there's no female Nate Silver

The right realizes it's been lied to by Republicans

"Americanah": The many voices of America and Nigeria

Scientists testing IVF treatment that would cost less than $300

Eli Lilly "deeply concerned" about corruption allegations

Why using the right pronoun matters

According to the dictionary, "literally" now also means "figuratively"

Is the grid becoming irrelevant?