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Jul 22, 2014 7:10PM ET
Earlier this week, Bill Ackman said he would give "the most important presentation" of his career, promising to deliver a "death blow" to health systems company Herbalife.
Jul 22, 2014 6:48PM ET
An undisclosed number of rockets were found in a school run by a United Nations agency for the second time in a week. This time, they were in a facility within proximity of 3,000 displaced Palestinians.
Jul 22, 2014 6:31PM ET
Named after its developer, financier David Brillembourg, "The Tower of David" was meant to be a bank, but was never finished. The skyscraper has no elevator, no water, and operates beyond maximum capacity.
Jul 22, 2014 6:18PM ET
The seemingly never-ending saga of Donald Sterling attempting to keep hold of the Clippers hit another snag today, as the coach threatens to quit if Sterling is not removed.
Jul 22, 2014 6:17PM ET
Sen. Ted Cruz was, predictably, not amused by Sunday's True Blood episode, in which several Republicans are massacred at a Ted Cruz gala at the George W. Bush Presidential Library.
Jul 22, 2014 6:05PM ET
Saudi Arabia is seeking to add some foreign cash into their $745 billion economy. They are now allowing foreign investors to buy and sell shares on their stock market, starting next year.
Jul 22, 2014 5:51PM ET
Garner died Thursday after New York City police tried to arrest him for selling individual cigarettes, something that is illegal, but not uncommon.
Jul 22, 2014 5:22PM ET
Today, Apple reported their third fiscal quarter earnings.
Jul 22, 2014 4:30PM ET
We went through the composer's Oscar nominations for his birthday.
Jul 22, 2014 4:27PM ET
Overnight, someone climbed to the top of both the Brooklyn Bridge's two 273-foot towers. A terrifying feat on its own, the culprit(s) decided to stick around and paint the American flags atop the iconic structure white.
Jul 22, 2014 4:20PM ET
Hercules will probably bomb this week, but it won't mean much to the wrestler-turned-action movie star.
Jul 22, 2014 4:12PM ET
The Wire spoke with Rick Dake and Ross Aimer about the temporary F.A.A. ban on flights to Israel and the airlines' decisions not to fly to Tel Aviv.
Jul 22, 2014 3:47PM ET
ISIS has solidified its control over Iraq's second-largest city by imposing Sharia law and expelling Christians who won't convert to Islam.
Jul 22, 2014 3:11PM ET
Apparently, the longest-serving member of Congress has never heard of Kim, or any, Kardashian.
Jul 22, 2014 2:59PM ET
This week marks the release of Woody Allen's Magic in the Moonlight, the annual addition to his canon and the first of his films to come out after Dylan Farrow's renewed accusations of sexual assault.
Jul 22, 2014 2:56PM ET
Things haven't been great for Diane Keaton the past few years. A decade of not only failed projects but complete nonstarters. This week's And So It Goes does not look to be breaking from that trend.
Jul 22, 2014 2:19PM ET
Tinder is cracking open their "Marketing 101" textbook this morning to find out who isn't using their newest feature.
Jul 22, 2014 1:49PM ET
Today in celebrity gossip: Taylor Swift's bodyguards roughed up a Rhode Island diner, Ian Somerhalder is dating Nikki Reed, and Ben Stein "begged" for nude pictures from a pregnant former escort.
Jul 22, 2014 1:36PM ET
Buried in today's ruling in favor of Obamacare subsidies is the perfect way to explain the case to people who aren't riveted by health care policy: talk about pizza.
Jul 22, 2014 1:12PM ET
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan met today with many parents of the 219 schoolgirls that were kidnapped by the Islamic terrorist group Boko Haram in April.
Jul 22, 2014 11:54AM ET
William Deresiewicz on American colleges, The Wall Street Journal on religious extremism, David Newman on Israel, Sen. Charles Schumer on political primaries, and Jess Zimmerman on Facebook.
Jul 22, 2014 11:46AM ET
A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday in favor of challengers who argue that Obamacare subsidies aren't actually legal in most states.
Jul 22, 2014 11:16AM ET
After a Hamas rocket struck near Israel's only international airport and a few U.S. carriers decided to suspend their flights to Tel Aviv, the FAA prohibited all flights to Israel for 24 hours.
Jul 22, 2014 11:08AM ET
The Toronto International Film Festival, one of the initial awards season stops for films, unveiled most of its lineup this morning.
Jul 22, 2014 10:21AM ET
National Guard members aren't allowed to pursue or detain immigrants, "or investigate crimes, make arrests, stop and search vehicles, or seize drugs," according to The Washington Post.
Jul 22, 2014 10:12AM ET
Today in MH17 updates, rebels alter the plane debris, Ukraine claims Russian officials personally pushed the missile deployment button, and victims finally make their way home to the Netherlands.
Jul 22, 2014 9:56AM ET
As retirees and city workers vote through pension changes, Detroit takes a big step in the long path of dealing with their creditors.
Jul 22, 2014 9:55AM ET
The body of Yoo Byung-un, the target of a massive manhunt since one his company's ferries sank in April and killed 300 people, was identified yesterday.
Jul 22, 2014 9:22AM ET
At the Television Critics Association press tour yesterday, FX dropped the news that Fargo will indeed return for a second season, and creator Noah Hawley was pretty forthcoming about what that will look like.
Jul 22, 2014 8:57AM ET
Jon Stewart finds Russia's alternate theories about what happened to Malaysia Air Flight 17 a bit problematic.