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The Real Reason the Amtrak Train Derailed

The blood of the people who died in the Amtrak accident Wednesday is on all our hands; new research explains why people tend to be healthier during summer; meanwhile, Kim Jong-Un has executed his defense minister for falling asleep during military rallies, among other reasons. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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Cuba’s Had Cancer-Suppressing Drugs for Years, but Thanks to the Trade Embargo, We Haven’t

One of Cuba’s most incredible discoveries, a lung cancer vaccine, is about to cross U.S. borders.

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College Student Tells Jeb Bush: ‘Your Brother Created ISIS’

Jeb Bush, in a comment on TV this week, justified his brother’s 2003 invasion of Iraq and suffered heavy political fire as a result. Then, on Wednesday, the presidential hopeful faced his toughest critic yet: a 19-year-old in Nevada.

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House Votes to Change Patriot Act by Stopping Bulk Phone Data Collection

The House of Representatives on Wednesday gave Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell a big reason to crank up his hustle if he wants to hang on to the part of the Patriot Act that allows for the bulk collection of Americans’ phone records.

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David Cameron Unleashes Frightening Attack on ‘Tolerance’ Through Proposed Extremism Laws

The British prime minister has drawn criticism from civil liberties groups that claim the ban on “extremists” could be adapted to cover anyone, including protesters the government disagrees with.

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The Vatican Will Officially Recognize Palestine as a State

In recognizing Palestinian statehood, the Holy See will join major international entities such as the United Nations and the European Parliament.

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AOL Chief: The Future of Media Is ‘Mobile’ (Video)

The future of nearly all media—and consequently, all advertising—is on our phones, said AOL CEO Tim Armstrong in a video memo to employees after announcing the sale of his company to Verizon.

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Did U.K. Conservatives Threaten the BBC With Cuts During the Recent Election?

In an eye-opening piece for The Guardian, one of the Labour Party leader’s senior advisers claims that the Tories continually interfered with press freedoms during the U.K. general election by threatening BBC journalists and executives.

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Protests Begin Amid News of No Charges for Wisconsin Police Officer Who Killed Tony Robinson

The family of the biracial 19-year-old appeals for calm after it was announced that Matt Kenny, the officer involved in the March fatal shooting, will not face charges.

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What Will Verizon’s $4.4 Billion Cash Purchase of AOL Mean for The Huffington Post?

The surveillance state-friendly communications giant declared Tuesday that it will acquire AOL with the goal of expanding its video offerings. But the acquisition of the onetime king of media comes with much more than just videos; it comes with one of the biggest left-leaning websites online, The Huffington Post.

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