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"I think a good novel would be where a bunch of men on a ship are looking for a whale. They look and look, but you know what? They never find him. And you know why they never find him? It doesn't say. The book leaves it up to you, the reader, to decide. Then, at the very end, there's a page you can lick and it tastes like Kool-Aid."
—Jack Handey [Deep Thoughts], Recurring Saturday Night Live comedy bit
- Holder Seeks To Sooth Nerves During Visit To Ferguson Thu, 21 Aug 2014 03:40:00 -0400
- The attorney general hugged community leaders, a highway patrol captain and the mother of Michael Brown during his visit, and got an update on the federal investigation into the teen's shooting.
- DOJ Ordered To Turn Over List Of Fast And Furious Documents Thu, 21 Aug 2014 03:30:00 -0400
- A federal judge told the Justice Department to provide Congress with a log of documents that are at the center of a long-running battle over a failed law enforcement tactic known as gun-walking.
- Announcement On Bank Of America Settlement Expected Soon Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:32:00 -0400
- The bank has reached a record settlement of nearly $17 billion to resolve a probe into its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities before the 2008 financial crisis, according to AP sources.
- U.S. Reveals Failed Special Forces Mission To Rescue Hostages Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:30:00 -0400
- The Obama administration's admission comes on the heels of the release of a video by the militant group known as the Islamic State, which depicts the killing of American journalist James Foley.
- Macy's To Pay $650,000 In Settlement Over Alleged Racial Profiling Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:30:00 -0400
- The agreement follows a similar deal earlier this month with Barneys. Customers of both department stores said they had been targeted as suspects of theft because of their race.
- From A Father And Son, What It Means To Be A Military Man Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:45:00 -0400
- Enlisting has been a rite of passage for men in the Pierce family since the Civil War. And as America has changed, Mark Pierce and his son Jeremy explain, what it means to serve has, too.
- Supreme Court Steps In To Put Hold On Va. Same-Sex Marriage Licences Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:28:00 -0400
- The Supreme Court has stayed a Virginia court's ruling which ended the state's ban on same-sex marriages.
- Many Seek Justice In Ferguson, Mo., But Will Have To Wait Awhile Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:59:00 -0400
- Demonstrators want an indictment of the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown earlier this month. But investigations — one of them a federal civil rights case — can take weeks, if not months.
- SeaWorld Won't Appeal Ban On Trainers Performing With Orcas Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:44:00 -0400
- The theme-park company received a citation in 2010 after a whale named Tilikum killed a trainer. Since then, SeaWorld has planned upgrades to its facilities and training. But it still faces criticism.
- In Syria, The U.S. Weighs A Range Of Unpalatable Options Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:17:00 -0400
- The U.S. could aid moderate rebels. It could bomb militants of the Islamic State. Or it could sit on the sidelines as the war plays out. There are many choices, but none appears promising.
- EPA Wades Into Water Fight With Farmers Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:13:15 -0400
- The EPA wants to "clarify" the scope of its oversight of water under the Clean Water Act. Big farm groups like the American Farm Bureau Federation call this a power grab that would place every ditch and mud puddle under federal regulation, forcing farmers to get permits for small trenches around the farm.
- Parsing The Rulebook To A Police Officer's Use Of Force Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:13:15 -0400
- More than a week now from the police shooting in Ferguson, Mo., it's worth asking: Ideally, what should happen with a police officer stops someone in the street?
- Spiderman, Batman And Elmo Team Up To Fight Times Square Restrictions Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:13:00 -0400
- Times Square performers, who often don characters' costumes, have been a New York City staple for years, exchanging photos for tips. Lately, though, city officials have said tipping the performers is optional, and the city council is pushing for all performers to be licensed. The performers have responded with an announcement that they're organizing for collective action.
- Legendary Vermont Bakers May Stop Selling Beloved Sourdough Bread Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:13:00 -0400
- The bread that Jules and Helen Rabin have made in their fieldstone oven for four decades has a cult following in central Vermont. But this may be the last summer they sell it at the farmers market.
- Same-Sex Marriages On Hold In Virginia After Supreme Court Weighs In Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:35:00 -0400
- The U.S. Supreme Court has blocked an appeals court ruling that would have allowed gay marriages to begin in Virginia tomorrow.