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Bill O'Reilly Says He's Going to Put Black Lives Matter "Out of Business"

After entertaining two perspectives on whether the Black Lives Matter movement should be categorized as a “hate group,” Bill O’Reilly decided, “They’re a hate group.” Well! Glad that’s settled. Just kidding—there’s always more: “And I’m going to tell you right now, I’m going to put them out of business.”
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Suspect in Texas Cop's Shooting Death Has History of Mental Illness

Police said on Monday that Shannon Miles, 30, who is accused of shooting and killing Harris County Sheriff’s Deputy Darren Goforth, has a history of mental illness, the Associated Press reports. After an arrest in 2012, he was sent to a state mental hospital for several months.http://gawker.com/sheriffs-deput... » 8/31/15 8:20pm 52 minutes ago

Supremacist Gave Nazi Salute After Being Convicted of Killing 3 at Jewish Sites

On Monday, Frazier Glenn Miller was convicted of murder and other charges in last year’s shooting deaths of three people at two Jewish community centers outside Kansas City, the Associated Press reports. As the jurors filed out of the courtroom, Miller, 74, raised his arm in the Nazi salute. » 8/31/15 7:15pm Today 7:15pm

Texts Show Teen Pushing Her Boyfriend To Suicide: "When Are You Gonna Do It?"

Last July, an 18-year-old Massachusetts man named Conrad Roy III killed himself by placing a gas-powered water pump in his pickup truck and letting the carbon monoxide consume him. Prosecutors say that Roy’s girlfriend, 17-year-old Michelle Carter, spent months convincing Roy to commit suicide, and text messages… » 8/31/15 6:47pm Today 6:47pm

500 Days of Kristin, Day 218: Kristin Designs Another Staple

While promoting her line of shoes for Chinese Laundry last fall, Kristin Cavallari assured potential buyers of the timelessness of her designs. “Everything in my line, for the most part, is a staple,” she said. “They’re all classic shoes that you’ll wear forever.” Guess what Kristin’s got for you this season? » 8/31/15 5:46pm Today 5:46pm

Summer's Revenge: September to Begin With a Blast of Heat and Humidity

Today is the last day of meteorological summer, and it’s been a long, boring three months. Save for a couple of tropical storms and a derecho or two, there weren’t many weather events that commanded attention. The big story has been the heat and humidity, and that’s what will continue through the first half of… » 8/31/15 5:20pm Today 5:20pm

Come Enjoy Auschwitz’s Nice, Refreshing Showers, Says Auschwitz

Visitors to the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp are in for a treat, is apparently what museum management was thinking with their most recent purchase: a brand new outdoor shower sprinkler (at Auschwitz). After all, who wouldn’t love a nice, refreshing shower (at Auschwitz)? The answer, of course, is everyone. » 8/31/15 4:36pm Today 4:36pm

Bratton and de Blasio, Best Buddies, Aren't Going to End Broken Windows

A Bill Bratton profile in this week’s New Yorker reveals little that we didn’t already know about the NYPD commissioner. What we do hear about, over and over, is the ongoing commitment of Bratton and Mayor Bill de Blasio to “broken windows” policing—which Bratton pledges will be around for as long as he and de Blasio… » 8/31/15 4:30pm Today 4:30pm

Ashley Madison Code Shows More Women, and More Bots

After searching through the Ashley Madison database and private email last week, I reported that there might be roughly 12,000 real women active on Ashley Madison. Now, after looking at the company’s source code, it’s clear that I arrived at that low number based in part on a misunderstanding of the evidence. Equally… » 8/31/15 3:25pm Today 3:25pm