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Former NXIVM member describes being branded in secret sorority initiation: Part 1
Sarah Edmondson said she thought she was getting a tattoo when she willingly participated in strange initiation ritual for a sorority that she says is associated with NXIVM.
What the 'Serial' Podcast Revealed About Ex-Taliban Captive Bowe Bergdahl
We've reached the final and 11th episode of the second season of the most popular podcast in America, "Serial." This season intricately explored the high-profile case of U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. He left his outpost in Afghanistan and was held captive by the Taliban for five years until his
Dating Sites for Farmers, Smokers, the Lovelorn Gluten-Free
Are you a lovelorn farmer? A passionate Persian? A smoldering smoker? An Ayn Rand fan hoping to hook up with someone else Ayn-inclined? Then there's likely an online dating site for you, where you can find a fellow farmer, Persian, smoker or Objectivist (as subscribers to Rand's philosophy are
Sales of Orwell's '1984' Increase as Details of NSA Scandal Emerge
Sales of “1984,” George Orwell’s 1949 classic novel about the oppressiveness of government overreach, have risen over 3,000 percent on Amazon since the country learned of the U.S. government surveillance programs. As of noon today, the book had jumped to 194 on the bestseller list,...
Sunday Spotlight: George Saunders
Author George Saunders discusses his short story collection, "Tenth of December."
'This Week' Transcript: Two Powerhouse Roundtables
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) STEPHANOPOULOS (voice-over): Good morning, and welcome to "This Week." (UNKNOWN): Mr. Speaker, the president of the United States. STEPHANOPOULOS: The state of our union. OBAMA: Bottom line is this, people: We got a lot of work to do. STEPHANOPOULOS: President Obama takes the
Veep Wars: Joe Biden's Unchained Melody Meets GOP Ire
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) and AMY WALTER (@amyewalter) NOTABLES: THE DOG DAYS AREN’T OVER: President Obama finally went there yesterday, ABC’s Mary Bruce reports from Oskaloosa, Iowa. He teased Mitt Romney for famously putting the family dog on the roof of his car as the...
Biden in Chains, Obama's Seamus Joke, Who Doesn't Support Medicare Cuts? (PM Note)
We are Pi – Weird Fact of the Day – “U.S. population clock reached milestone of 314,159,265 residents | pi (3.14159265) x 100 million” on.mktw.net/Ni7ffc (h/t Navroop Mitter) 70 Year-Old Tommy Thompson Can Do 50 Pushups. Can He Win a Primary? http://abcn.ws/NxCBB5M (Chris Good) Chelsea...
It's Paul Ryan's Week, But It's Still Mitt Romney's Race (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) and AMY WALTER (@amyewalter) NOTABLES: CHRIS CHRISTIE TO KEYNOTE GOP CONVENTION. After the New York Post reported in July that he would fill the keynote slot at the GOP convention in Tampa, the plan is now official. The New Jersey governor...
Paul Ryan Book Club: Shrugging Off Ayn Rand ?
Wisconsin’s First District has voted him into Congress seven times over the past 14 years, but popular as Paul Ryan is at home there may be another constituency that holds the Republican vice presidential candidate in even higher regard. Ryan, you see, is the country’s...