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Thomas Nast’s cartoons criticizing Boss Tweed not only helped oust the politician from his New York City office, they also put him in jail. A Spanish customs official caught Tweed after he recognized him from Nast’s drawings. This Nast...
Photo illustration by Getty ImagesCouples spend $30,000 on average planning their big day–but new research shows the more you spend, the shorter your marriage will be. You’ve planned the bachelor and bachelorette parties, the rehearsal...
Former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee addresses the audience at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa, Florida, on August 29, 2012 during the Republican National Convention (RNC). The RNC will culminate on August 30th with the formal nomination...
Photo by Flickr user Chase Carter. A recent study from “Violence and Gender” found that nearly 32 percent of college male participants said they would “force a woman to [have] sexual intercourse.” When asked if they would “rape a woman,” that number...
Photo by Flickr user Lindsay Eyink WASHINGTON — Two thirds of Americans support labeling of genetically modified ingredients on food packages, even if they may not read them, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll. Fewer Americans say genetically...
While on assignment, PBS NewsHour Weekend’s Hari Sreenivasan ran into a familiar face on his Delta flight. Former President Jimmy Carter flew first class, but not before shaking hands with passengers. As one person pointed out, Carter makes hand-...