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Mar 31, 2014 7:23PM ET
The FBI has disclosed a year-long investigation into the questionable practices of high-frequency trading less than 24 hours after the rest of the world discovered how suspect the practice can be.
Mar 31, 2014 3:22PM ET
A trio of anti-Rob Ford election signs appeared in Toronto on Monday morning, and they are hilarious. But, adding an extra layer of strange to the strangest municipal election in North America, the signs are not tied to any opposing candidate.
Mar 31, 2014 1:03PM ET
Ronan Farrow, the professional young smarty-pants who was supposed to bring millennial viewers by the truckload to MSNBC's afternoon programming, has so far not delivered much of anything, and now his show may be on the chopping block.
Mar 30, 2014 1:12PM ET
Anytime a comedian like Louis C.K. hosts Saturday Night Live the expectations will perhaps be unreasonably high, and coupled with the fond memories of C.K.'s last appearance on the show, that was undoubtedly the case this week.
Mar 27, 2014 1:02PM ET
The United Nations General Assembly approved Thursday a resolution that declares Russia's annexation of Crimea illegal. Unfortunately, that doesn't mean much for the Crimean citizens trapped under Russian rule.
Mar 26, 2014 4:36PM ET
The only people celebrating this rogue, previously unknown holiday are FBI agents, but, with three raids on allegedly corrupt politicians across the country Wednesday, it is possibly the hottest new holiday since Arbor Day.
Mar 26, 2014 11:53AM ET
Today we evaluate a contentious, but important topic: What animated Disney movie is the best?
Mar 24, 2014 4:39PM ET
Residents of Staten Island have spotted recently a clown terrorizing the borough by pulling the same prank attempted by a British man last year. Like so many of your favorite television shows from the 2000s, this humor was imported from the U.K.
Mar 23, 2014 2:51PM ET
Welcome to Box Office Report where we're looking fabulous on the strict Shailene Woodley diet. You should really try a clay-and-lay Sunday afternoon.
Mar 19, 2014 6:23PM ET
Today in Rob Ford, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford violently tackled a journalist on his way into City Hall
Mar 19, 2014 2:30PM ET
Ukraine will draft a plan to remove its military and civilians from Crimea, essentially ceding control of the peninsula to the Russian forces who have already overwhelmed them.
Mar 19, 2014 11:19AM ET
New documents from the official investigation into Toronto's crack-smoking half-mayor Rob Ford were released by the courts on Wednesday, and the official description of the crack video obtained by police was revealed for the first time.
Mar 18, 2014 11:21AM ET
Emergency crews raced to the scene Tuesday where a KOMO News helicopter crashed in downtown Seattle, hitting two cars and setting off a series of explosions.
Mar 17, 2014 2:06PM ET
Nate Silver's highly anticipated relaunch of FiveThirtyEight, with all the money, power and resources of its new corporate ownership, finally arrived on Monday.
Mar 14, 2014 7:18PM ET
Since the beginning of time, the U.S. has held a tight grip on administrative control of the Internet. That is, until now.
Mar 14, 2014 3:50PM ET
A Russian arms and technology company claims a U.S. drone was shot down over Crimea, just days before the referendum that will decide the country's future.
Mar 14, 2014 1:48PM ET
The old joke about how President Obama wears mom jeans is a good one, as far as jokes about the President are concerned. On Friday, he tried to defend his denim, but we're here to set things straight.
Mar 13, 2014 2:21PM ET
Hockey fans are a generally a pleasant lot, unless you somehow disrupt their ability to watch the game with a cold one in hand.
Mar 11, 2014 5:22PM ET
As real diplomats negotiate the terms of the Crimean conflict, a new fight started recently somewhere American and Russian representatives don't normally engage — on the soccer pitch, or in the back offices that regulate the soccer pitch, at least.
Mar 10, 2014 6:35PM ET
Early returns for the taxes from Colorado's pot businesses are, well, a little disappointing, possibly because expectations are in the clouds. The results, at least so far, are much more grounded.
Mar 9, 2014 11:34AM ET
Yes, yes, internet, Lena Dunham hosted SNL this week, and she brought along some pixilated nudity and a few special guest stars, as if the internet wasn’t already on the verge of melting down about it.
Mar 5, 2014 5:49PM ET
Russia Today America anchor Liz Wahl resigned while broadcasting on live television Wednesday, citing Russia's decision to invade Ukraine as the reason for her departure.
Mar 4, 2014 2:58PM ET
With tensions between the rest of the world and Russia rising, Moscow successfully test-fired an intercontinental ballistic missile today.
Mar 2, 2014 1:45PM ET
Liam Neeson is the immovable object fighting an unstoppable force, again, or something. After beating terrorists (twice!) and wolves, he moved on to fighting against space and time and audiences followed.
Mar 2, 2014 11:02AM ET
After an entire month off, the kids at Studio 8H welcomed us back into their home without Seth Meyers for the first time in over a decade.
Feb 28, 2014 6:53PM ET
Bill Nye was already your favorite person before he captured what might be the first documented selfie with the President of the United States of America.
Feb 28, 2014 1:16PM ET
As we gather round the boob tube with our blankets and popcorn and meticulously filled out ballots to enjoy the Oscars, professional critic Donald Trump will offer an alternative to the intelligent, funny Twitter commentary and for your second screen attention.
Feb 28, 2014 8:10AM ET
Gunmen took over two Crimean airports overnight, prompting Ukrainian leaders to point fingers at the Russian army as tensions in the region escalate.
Feb 27, 2014 7:10PM ET
A California court ruled today that using your phone's map app is legal which can only help poor tourists trying to navigate the state's ridiculous freeway system.
Feb 27, 2014 3:06PM ET
Kanye West just surprised everyone and posted a beautiful trailer for Yeezus, the new movie documenting his recent tour promoting the album of the same name, to his website.