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Aug 06

D.C. Residents Will Vote on Marijuana Legalization in November -

Polls show majority support for legalizing pot in the nation’s capital.

Aug 04

“If Mitch McConnell were a TV show, he would be ‘Mad Men,’ treating women unfairly, stuck in 1968 and ending this season.” —

Alison Lundergan Grimes, Kentucky Secretary of State

Read more political zingers from Fancy Farm.

Aug 01

Biden Enjoys Swimming in the Nude -

The naked escapades have reportedly upset female Secret Service officers.

Jul 28

This is an elevation map of some place called Middlesex.

We think it looks like a taco.

For more interesting and pointless maps, check out our Data Mine blog.

This is an elevation map of some place called Middlesex.

We think it looks like a taco.

For more interesting and pointless maps, check out our Data Mine blog.

Jul 25

Even famous gangsters registered for the WWI draft.

Here’s a few of our favorite draft cards, from Charlie Chaplin to Babe Ruth.

Even famous gangsters registered for the WWI draft.

Here’s a few of our favorite draft cards, from Charlie Chaplin to Babe Ruth.

Jul 24

Scientists Discover Dinosaur That Rocked the Mullet -

Business in the front, extinction in the back.

THROWBACK THURSDAY: Here’s what U.S. News & World Report predicted about the future of electronics, including driverless cars and other technology, in June 1960.

THROWBACK THURSDAY: Here’s what U.S. News & World Report predicted about the future of electronics, including driverless cars and other technology, in June 1960.

Would you wear this?

This device, dubbed the iTime, is Apple’s new smart watch/fitness monitor, according to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Read>

Would you wear this?

This device, dubbed the iTime, is Apple’s new smart watch/fitness monitor, according to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Read>

Jul 21

How Hog Castration is Reviving Joni Ernst's U.S. Senate Campaign -

“I grew up castrating hogs on an Iowa farm, so when I get to Washington I’ll know how to cut pork.”

This is more than just a chair.

It’s a beacon of hope.

How can the swivel chair can single-handedly save America’s education system? Read>

This is more than just a chair.

It’s a beacon of hope.

How can the swivel chair can single-handedly save America’s education system? Read>

You Can Buy This $3 Million Unused Facility in Afghanistan from the U.S. Government -

The United States government built it, but never used it. Wasteful, much?

Jul 15

The 5 Richest Members of Congress -

You knew some lawmakers were rich, but you probably didn’t know how rich - or how they got that way.

For 25 years, U.S. News has been ranking the nation’s top medical centers.

Here’s a spread from our first Best Hospitals ranking in 1990. For the 2014-15 data, which was released today, click here.

For 25 years, U.S. News has been ranking the nation’s top medical centers.

Here’s a spread from our first Best Hospitals ranking in 1990. For the 2014-15 data, which was released today, click here.

Jul 10

THROWBACK THURSDAY: Back in 1959, imitation was the sincerest form of flattery. If we had it, the world wanted it.

A report last week, however, revelead that people no longer view the U.S. as the greatest nation of the world.

THROWBACK THURSDAY: Back in 1959, imitation was the sincerest form of flattery. If we had it, the world wanted it.

A report last week, however, revelead that people no longer view the U.S. as the greatest nation of the world.

This is a face House Speaker John Boehner made while discussing the border crisis today.

What is this emotion, exactly?

This is a face House Speaker John Boehner made while discussing the border crisis today.

What is this emotion, exactly?