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Feb 7, 2014 3:38PM ET
A former advisor for the State Department pleaded guilty on Friday for sharing confidential information with a Fox News reporter.
Feb 7, 2014 8:38AM ET
For the second month in a row, the U.S. Labor Department's monthly jobs report missed expectations, reporting just 113,000 new jobs for January.
Feb 7, 2014 7:36AM ET
The Sochi Winter Games kick off on Friday with the Opening Ceremonies, otherwise known as the part of the Games most people watch even if they don't care about sports.
Feb 6, 2014 2:34PM ET
Russia is selective about what kind of attention it wants as the Sochi Winter Olympics begin.
Feb 6, 2014 2:00PM ET
thanks to a leaked phone conversation, Victoria Nuland's international relationships might be a bit awkward right now.
Feb 6, 2014 9:29AM ET
As a furry blue frog with hypnotic whirling, Olympic rings eyes, an Imperial crown on his head, and a ski pole in his mouth, Zoich was never really going to be the official mascot for the Sochi Games
Feb 4, 2014 3:25PM ET
Bill Nye, The Science Guy, will debate Ken Ham, The Creationist Guy, tonight at the Creation Museum in Petersburg, Kentucky, about the truth of evolution.
Feb 4, 2014 2:24PM ET
The Scottish Parliament overwhelmingly passed a bill on Tuesday that will legalize gay marriage in the country.
Feb 4, 2014 9:25AM ET
Microsoft's new CEO is Satya Nadella, a 22-year veteran of the company who previously headed up Microsoft’s Cloud and Enterprise group.
Feb 4, 2014 8:51AM ET
Sandra Fluke, women's rights activist and Rush Limbaugh show villain, is seeking an endorsement from the California state Democratic Party to run for retiring Rep. Henry Waxman's seat.
Feb 3, 2014 5:45PM ET
A Russian activist planning a trip to Sochi to deliver a report on the environmental impact of the Winter Games construction was jailed for 15 days on Monday.
Feb 3, 2014 4:23PM ET
The Wire staff remembers our favorite Philip Seymour Hoffman performances—on film and on stage. Which would we recommend to anyone looking to remember Hoffman through his work?
Feb 3, 2014 2:56PM ET
Is Bruno Mars a secret member of the Illuminati? Let's look at the evidence.
Feb 2, 2014 1:51PM ET
The Academy Award-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his Manhattan apartment this afternoon, the NYPD confirmed on Sunday.
Jan 31, 2014 3:21PM ET
A short film on Felix Baumgartner's 2012 jump from space to Earth uses new footage from the GoPro he wore during his descent.
Jan 31, 2014 1:20PM ET
Oh boy, more casting news for the upcoming Superman/Batman film: Jesse Eisenberg will be Lex Luthor, and Jeremy Irons will play Alfred.
Jan 31, 2014 11:04AM ET
Dennis Rodman would love to switch places with imprisoned American Kenneth Bae, if only someone would ask him.
Jan 31, 2014 8:42AM ET
Weeks before Aaron Alexis shot and killed 12 people in the D.C. Navy Yard last year, a doctor concluded that he had no mental health issues.
Jan 30, 2014 4:14PM ET
Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito were found guilty of murder in the third trial in Italy over the murder of Meredith Kercher.
Jan 30, 2014 4:04PM ET
There are about 4 million songs on Spotify — 20 percent of the app's entire catalogue of music — with zero listens.
Jan 30, 2014 11:43AM ET
Until this week, Scarlett Johansson was a spokesperson for two opposing groups: Sodastream, an Israeli company with a factory in a West Bank settlement; and Oxfam, a charity that opposes Israel's settlements.
Jan 30, 2014 11:25AM ET
Russia has identified the two suicide bombers who killed 34 people in Volgograd last month and made several other arrests related to the crimes as athletes and fans prepare to arrive in Sochi next week.
Jan 30, 2014 11:22AM ET
After 40 years in office, Democratic Representative Henry Waxman will retire.
Jan 29, 2014 4:17PM ET
Hundreds of Patch employees are out of a job, weeks after AOL sold its hyperlocal news sites to Hale Global.
Jan 29, 2014 4:06PM ET
Pope Francis has been likened to a rock star before, but now that he's on the cover Rolling Stone, it's official. Oh, and he's also a super hero.
Jan 29, 2014 12:39PM ET
Egypt will try 20 Al Jazeera journalists — including four foreigners — on terrorism charges.
Jan 29, 2014 10:45AM ET
The al-Qaeda affiliated Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has control of Syria's oil and gas resources, and is selling that fuel to the Assad government that it's supposedly there to fight,
Jan 28, 2014 3:37PM ET
January 2014 is threatening to become the month when gun violence became a matter of routine in America's schools.
Jan 28, 2014 2:20PM ET
Sexy sexy (married) Christianity seems to be something of a trend in recent weeks.
Jan 27, 2014 5:08PM ET
Dinesh D'Souza, newly-minted anti-conservative conspiracy martyr, has a film coming out in July (the fourth, of course).