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    1 Aug 2014 | 2:09 pm
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    By <a href="/author/scott-meslow" ><span class="byline">Scott Meslow</span></a>
    1 Aug 2014 | 2:09 pm
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    By <a href="/author/scott-meslow" ><span class="byline">Scott Meslow</span></a>
    1 Aug 2014 | 2:09 pm
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  • Your weekly streaming recommendation: Ravenous

    By <a href="/author/scott-meslow" ><span class="byline">Scott Meslow</span></a>
    1 Aug 2014 | 2:09 pm
    Watch a trailer for Ravenous:Watch Ravenous on Amazon Instant Video.Watch Ravenous on Netflix.Listen to more streaming recommendations:Your weekly streaming recommendation: DreddYour weekly streaming recommendation: HeadhuntersYour weekly streaming recommendation: Black Death*You can also find The Week's mini podcasts on iTunes, SoundCloud, Swell, and TuneIn.* More
  • Jennifer Lawrence is single again

    By <a href="/author/scott-meslow" ><span class="byline">Scott Meslow</span></a>
    1 Aug 2014 | 2:07 pm
    If you've been nursing a crush on Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence, the odds just tipped ever so slightly in your favor. According to E! News, the Oscar-winning actress is single again after a quiet split with X-Men costar Nicholas Hoult."They spent a lot of time apart because of work, and it was difficult on their relationship," said a source. The source added that the breakup "was very amicable," which means there's always the chance that they'll rekindle by the time the next X-Men rolls around — so don't throw out that Mystique/Beast fanfic you've been working on just yet. More
  • Tara Reid debuts her Sharknado-inspired perfume

    By <a href="/author/lauren-hansen" ><span class="byline">Lauren Hansen</span></a>
    1 Aug 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Were you watching SyFy's Sharknado 2: The Second One on Thursday thinking, 'Man, I wish I could smell like this shark-infested natural disaster!'Well, the movie's star, Tara Reid, has graciously answered your prayers with Shark by Tara.For the literal among us, Shark does not appear to smell like a mix of dead fish, blood, and the crushed dreams of '90s stars. Rather, the scent is light and refreshing, "perfect for day-to-day wear."To achieve that bouquet, the perfume combines iced mint, violet, lemon, jasmine, tuberose, muguet (lily of the valley), cool blue rose, amber, and musk... More
  • Obama: 'We tortured some folks'

    By <a href="/author/meghan-demaria" ><span class="byline">Meghan DeMaria</span></a>
    1 Aug 2014 | 12:30 pm
    At a press conference Friday, President Obama admitted that some of the actions taken by the CIA in the U.S.'s fight against terrorism were "wrong," including torture.Obama didn't mince words, admitting that after the Sept. 11 attacks, "We tortured some folks. We did some things that are contrary to our values." The remarks were notable for their bluntness, since both Obama and his predecessor had refrained from using the "t" word to describe the CIA's "enhanced interrogation techniques" against suspected terrorists, a phrase that has been widely criticized for covering up U.S.
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    By <a href="/author/sarah-eberspacher" ><span class="byline">Sarah Eberspacher</span></a> and <a href="/author/lauren-hansen" ><span class="byline">Lauren Hansen</span></a>
    1 Aug 2014 | 10:34 am
    Clowns gather for a group picture during the sixth annual Latin American Clown Congress in Guatemala City. | (AP Photo/Moises Castillo) A crew member checks guide wires as a hot air balloon inflates at the QuickCheck New Jersey Festival of Ballooning. | (AP Photo/Mel Evans) Yeoman Sergeant Bob Loughlin walks through the art installation "Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red," marking the 100th anniversary of World War I, at the Tower of London. | (REUTERS/Neil Hall) People look on as participants ride goats and sheep during a race in Fengshan, China. | (REUTERS/China Daily) Men rest their...
  • Hey, GOP: American exceptionalism demands compassion at the border

    By <a href="/author/matt-k-lewis" ><span class="byline">Matt K. Lewis</span></a>
    1 Aug 2014 | 7:50 am
    If a child showed up at your doorstep, begging for help, what would you do?Most Americans, I suspect, would offer help, even if that meant simply calling the police, who would, hopefully, ascertain whether the child was really in danger. But a lot of Americans who would respond to such a scenario with compassion also believe that America should simply shut its door to desperate refugees.I would suggest that a moral nation has an obligation to come to the aid of children who are fleeing grave danger. A nation as blessed as America ought to be a force for good in the world. "For unto…
  • Today in history: President Truman establishes the Fulbright Scholarship Program

    By West Wing Reports
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:38 am
    August 1, 1946: President Truman signed the Fulbright Scholarship Program into law — named for Arkansas Sen. J. William Fulbright. Six decades later, the Fulbright Program is the most widely recognized and prestigious international exchange program in the world, supported each year by an annual appropriation from Congress and other nations. The Fulbright program works with universities, schools, government agencies, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and the private sector to assist individuals of high achievement and potential who represent the full diversity of their respective…
  • 10 things you need to know today: August 1, 2014

    By <a href="/author/harold-maass" ><span class="byline">Harold Maass</span></a>
    1 Aug 2014 | 4:59 am
    1. Violence shatters Gaza cease-fire hours after it takes effectIsrael and Hamas agreed to a 72-hour humanitarian cease-fire starting Friday, but the kidnapping of an Israeli solider and heavy exchanges of fire two hours after the truce took effect unraveled it. According to Israel, a unit clearing a Hamas tunnel was set upon by militants, who made off with one of the soldiers. "The cease-fire is over," said an Israeli spokesperson, as Israel launched "extensive operations on the ground" to find the missing soldier. [The New York…
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    By <a href="/author/scott-meslow" ><span class="byline">Scott Meslow</span></a>
    1 Aug 2014 | 2:09 pm
    Watch a trailer for Ravenous:Watch Ravenous on Amazon Instant Video.Watch Ravenous on Netflix.Listen to more streaming recommendations:Your weekly streaming recommendation: DreddYour weekly streaming recommendation: HeadhuntersYour weekly streaming recommendation: Black Death*You can also find The Week's mini podcasts on iTunes, SoundCloud, Swell, and TuneIn.* More
  • Jennifer Lawrence is single again

    By <a href="/author/scott-meslow" ><span class="byline">Scott Meslow</span></a>
    1 Aug 2014 | 2:07 pm
    If you've been nursing a crush on Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence, the odds just tipped ever so slightly in your favor. According to E! News, the Oscar-winning actress is single again after a quiet split with X-Men costar Nicholas Hoult."They spent a lot of time apart because of work, and it was difficult on their relationship," said a source. The source added that the breakup "was very amicable," which means there's always the chance that they'll rekindle by the time the next X-Men rolls around — so don't throw out that Mystique/Beast fanfic you've been working on just yet. More
  • Tara Reid debuts her Sharknado-inspired perfume

    By <a href="/author/lauren-hansen" ><span class="byline">Lauren Hansen</span></a>
    1 Aug 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Were you watching SyFy's Sharknado 2: The Second One on Thursday thinking, 'Man, I wish I could smell like this shark-infested natural disaster!'Well, the movie's star, Tara Reid, has graciously answered your prayers with Shark by Tara.For the literal among us, Shark does not appear to smell like a mix of dead fish, blood, and the crushed dreams of '90s stars. Rather, the scent is light and refreshing, "perfect for day-to-day wear."To achieve that bouquet, the perfume combines iced mint, violet, lemon, jasmine, tuberose, muguet (lily of the valley), cool blue rose, amber, and musk... More
  • Obama: 'We tortured some folks'

    By <a href="/author/meghan-demaria" ><span class="byline">Meghan DeMaria</span></a>
    1 Aug 2014 | 12:30 pm
    At a press conference Friday, President Obama admitted that some of the actions taken by the CIA in the U.S.'s fight against terrorism were "wrong," including torture.Obama didn't mince words, admitting that after the Sept. 11 attacks, "We tortured some folks. We did some things that are contrary to our values." The remarks were notable for their bluntness, since both Obama and his predecessor had refrained from using the "t" word to describe the CIA's "enhanced interrogation techniques" against suspected terrorists, a phrase that has been widely criticized for covering up U.S.
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    By <a href="/author/scott-meslow" ><span class="byline">Scott Meslow</span></a>
    1 Aug 2014 | 2:09 pm
    Watch a trailer for Ravenous:Watch Ravenous on Amazon Instant Video.Watch Ravenous on Netflix.Listen to more streaming recommendations:Your weekly streaming recommendation: DreddYour weekly streaming recommendation: HeadhuntersYour weekly streaming recommendation: Black Death*You can also find The Week's mini podcasts on iTunes, SoundCloud, Swell, and TuneIn.* More
  • Jennifer Lawrence is single again

    By <a href="/author/scott-meslow" ><span class="byline">Scott Meslow</span></a>
    1 Aug 2014 | 2:07 pm
    If you've been nursing a crush on Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence, the odds just tipped ever so slightly in your favor. According to E! News, the Oscar-winning actress is single again after a quiet split with X-Men costar Nicholas Hoult."They spent a lot of time apart because of work, and it was difficult on their relationship," said a source. The source added that the breakup "was very amicable," which means there's always the chance that they'll rekindle by the time the next X-Men rolls around — so don't throw out that Mystique/Beast fanfic you've been working on just yet. More
  • Tara Reid debuts her Sharknado-inspired perfume

    By <a href="/author/lauren-hansen" ><span class="byline">Lauren Hansen</span></a>
    1 Aug 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Were you watching SyFy's Sharknado 2: The Second One on Thursday thinking, 'Man, I wish I could smell like this shark-infested natural disaster!'Well, the movie's star, Tara Reid, has graciously answered your prayers with Shark by Tara.For the literal among us, Shark does not appear to smell like a mix of dead fish, blood, and the crushed dreams of '90s stars. Rather, the scent is light and refreshing, "perfect for day-to-day wear."To achieve that bouquet, the perfume combines iced mint, violet, lemon, jasmine, tuberose, muguet (lily of the valley), cool blue rose, amber, and musk... More
  • Obama: 'We tortured some folks'

    By <a href="/author/meghan-demaria" ><span class="byline">Meghan DeMaria</span></a>
    1 Aug 2014 | 12:30 pm
    At a press conference Friday, President Obama admitted that some of the actions taken by the CIA in the U.S.'s fight against terrorism were "wrong," including torture.Obama didn't mince words, admitting that after the Sept. 11 attacks, "We tortured some folks. We did some things that are contrary to our values." The remarks were notable for their bluntness, since both Obama and his predecessor had refrained from using the "t" word to describe the CIA's "enhanced interrogation techniques" against suspected terrorists, a phrase that has been widely criticized for covering up U.S.
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    By <a href="/author/scott-meslow" ><span class="byline">Scott Meslow</span></a>
    1 Aug 2014 | 2:09 pm
    Watch a trailer for Ravenous:Watch Ravenous on Amazon Instant Video.Watch Ravenous on Netflix.Listen to more streaming recommendations:Your weekly streaming recommendation: DreddYour weekly streaming recommendation: HeadhuntersYour weekly streaming recommendation: Black Death*You can also find The Week's mini podcasts on iTunes, SoundCloud, Swell, and TuneIn.* More
  • Jennifer Lawrence is single again

    By <a href="/author/scott-meslow" ><span class="byline">Scott Meslow</span></a>
    1 Aug 2014 | 2:07 pm
    If you've been nursing a crush on Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence, the odds just tipped ever so slightly in your favor. According to E! News, the Oscar-winning actress is single again after a quiet split with X-Men costar Nicholas Hoult."They spent a lot of time apart because of work, and it was difficult on their relationship," said a source. The source added that the breakup "was very amicable," which means there's always the chance that they'll rekindle by the time the next X-Men rolls around — so don't throw out that Mystique/Beast fanfic you've been working on just yet. More
  • Tara Reid debuts her Sharknado-inspired perfume

    By <a href="/author/lauren-hansen" ><span class="byline">Lauren Hansen</span></a>
    1 Aug 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Were you watching SyFy's Sharknado 2: The Second One on Thursday thinking, 'Man, I wish I could smell like this shark-infested natural disaster!'Well, the movie's star, Tara Reid, has graciously answered your prayers with Shark by Tara.For the literal among us, Shark does not appear to smell like a mix of dead fish, blood, and the crushed dreams of '90s stars. Rather, the scent is light and refreshing, "perfect for day-to-day wear."To achieve that bouquet, the perfume combines iced mint, violet, lemon, jasmine, tuberose, muguet (lily of the valley), cool blue rose, amber, and musk... More
  • Obama: 'We tortured some folks'

    By <a href="/author/meghan-demaria" ><span class="byline">Meghan DeMaria</span></a>
    1 Aug 2014 | 12:30 pm
    At a press conference Friday, President Obama admitted that some of the actions taken by the CIA in the U.S.'s fight against terrorism were "wrong," including torture.Obama didn't mince words, admitting that after the Sept. 11 attacks, "We tortured some folks. We did some things that are contrary to our values." The remarks were notable for their bluntness, since both Obama and his predecessor had refrained from using the "t" word to describe the CIA's "enhanced interrogation techniques" against suspected terrorists, a phrase that has been widely criticized for covering up U.S.
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  • Dear Eric Holder: Back off the banks!

    By David Dayen
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:10 am
    Dear Attorney General Holder:I don't have much pull with you and the Justice Department, but allow me to offer a modest proposal. You know all this work you're doing on creating large settlements with major banks in the United States over conduct from the financial crisis? Just stop. Stop doing it.This suggestion will come as a surprise to those who have followed my work over the past several years. I have described, in painstaking detail, the crimes committed by banks that led to the financial crisis, spurring one of the largest destructions of wealth in American history. I have shown…
  • The main lesson of Argentina's debt nightmare

    By <a href="/author/john-aziz" ><span class="byline">John Aziz</span></a>
    1 Aug 2014 | 3:10 am
    There is no easy way out for cash-strapped Argentina, which on Thursday defaulted on its sovereign debt for the second time in 12 years after holders of the country's restructured bonds failed to receive interest payments worth $539 million.This crisis has been long in the making. And though it is the result of several factors, Argentina's original sin is clear: borrowing in a currency out of its control.The recent events have deep roots. Following a hyperinflationary bust and riots in 1989, Argentina adopted a currency regime in which the peso was fixed at a 1:1 convertibility ratio with…
  • With the world in flames, why is the economic recovery still going strong?

    By <a href="/author/john-aziz" ><span class="byline">John Aziz</span></a>
    31 Jul 2014 | 3:17 am
    Investors around the world are becoming increasingly unnerved by the menacing specter of geopolitical risk. Bloomberg reports that 28 percent of investors surveyed this month by Bank of America identified geopolitics as the biggest risk to the global economy, up from 14 percent in June.The real question is, What took them so long? The past year has featured a veritable smorgasbord of geopolitical meltdowns and calamities, from the interminable civil war in Syria to the ongoing war in Gaza to Vladimir Putin's annexation of Crimea to the rise of the al Qaeda offshoot the Islamic State in Iraq…
  • How do you convince a millennial to invest? Ask this Harvard guy.

    By Reilly Dowd
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:03 am
    The rap against millennials is that they believe they're exceptional and ought to be treated that way. Usually, the complaints are written by disappointed baby boomers trying to come to grips with the new generation. One millennial plainly agrees that his cohort is obsessed with asserting their individuality — and thinks he can make some money from it.Zach Lupei, a 28-year-old Harvard Business School student, believes that his generation's sense of specialness extends to how they invest their money, so he recently launched his own millennial-focused investment advisory firm, Valued…
  • Pay yourself first: The habit that can help you build wealth

    By Marisa Torrieri
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:24 pm
    You may always say that you'll up your retirement contributions (next pay period, you promise!) or stash a little extra in your emergency fund, but somehow another month passes and you still haven't done it.The problem is likely that by the time you've paid for everything else — rent, groceries, utilities and maybe even a few dinners out — you often don't have enough left to add to savings...at least not until your next paycheck. And so the cycle goes.If this sounds familiar, it could mean you're not in the habit of paying yourself first, which isn't the same as spending money...
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  • Your weekly streaming recommendation: Ravenous

    By <a href="/author/scott-meslow" ><span class="byline">Scott Meslow</span></a>
    1 Aug 2014 | 2:09 pm
    Watch a trailer for Ravenous:Watch Ravenous on Amazon Instant Video.Watch Ravenous on Netflix.Listen to more streaming recommendations:Your weekly streaming recommendation: DreddYour weekly streaming recommendation: HeadhuntersYour weekly streaming recommendation: Black Death*You can also find The Week's mini podcasts on iTunes, SoundCloud, Swell, and TuneIn.* More
  • Jennifer Lawrence is single again

    By <a href="/author/scott-meslow" ><span class="byline">Scott Meslow</span></a>
    1 Aug 2014 | 2:07 pm
    If you've been nursing a crush on Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence, the odds just tipped ever so slightly in your favor. According to E! News, the Oscar-winning actress is single again after a quiet split with X-Men costar Nicholas Hoult."They spent a lot of time apart because of work, and it was difficult on their relationship," said a source. The source added that the breakup "was very amicable," which means there's always the chance that they'll rekindle by the time the next X-Men rolls around — so don't throw out that Mystique/Beast fanfic you've been working on just yet. More
  • Tara Reid debuts her Sharknado-inspired perfume

    By <a href="/author/lauren-hansen" ><span class="byline">Lauren Hansen</span></a>
    1 Aug 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Were you watching SyFy's Sharknado 2: The Second One on Thursday thinking, 'Man, I wish I could smell like this shark-infested natural disaster!'Well, the movie's star, Tara Reid, has graciously answered your prayers with Shark by Tara.For the literal among us, Shark does not appear to smell like a mix of dead fish, blood, and the crushed dreams of '90s stars. Rather, the scent is light and refreshing, "perfect for day-to-day wear."To achieve that bouquet, the perfume combines iced mint, violet, lemon, jasmine, tuberose, muguet (lily of the valley), cool blue rose, amber, and musk... More
  • Obama: 'We tortured some folks'

    By <a href="/author/meghan-demaria" ><span class="byline">Meghan DeMaria</span></a>
    1 Aug 2014 | 12:30 pm
    At a press conference Friday, President Obama admitted that some of the actions taken by the CIA in the U.S.'s fight against terrorism were "wrong," including torture.Obama didn't mince words, admitting that after the Sept. 11 attacks, "We tortured some folks. We did some things that are contrary to our values." The remarks were notable for their bluntness, since both Obama and his predecessor had refrained from using the "t" word to describe the CIA's "enhanced interrogation techniques" against suspected terrorists, a phrase that has been widely criticized for covering up U.S.
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    By <a href="/author/scott-meslow" ><span class="byline">Scott Meslow</span></a>
    1 Aug 2014 | 2:09 pm
    Watch a trailer for Ravenous:Watch Ravenous on Amazon Instant Video.Watch Ravenous on Netflix.Listen to more streaming recommendations:Your weekly streaming recommendation: DreddYour weekly streaming recommendation: HeadhuntersYour weekly streaming recommendation: Black Death*You can also find The Week's mini podcasts on iTunes, SoundCloud, Swell, and TuneIn.* More
  • Jennifer Lawrence is single again

    By <a href="/author/scott-meslow" ><span class="byline">Scott Meslow</span></a>
    1 Aug 2014 | 2:07 pm
    If you've been nursing a crush on Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence, the odds just tipped ever so slightly in your favor. According to E! News, the Oscar-winning actress is single again after a quiet split with X-Men costar Nicholas Hoult."They spent a lot of time apart because of work, and it was difficult on their relationship," said a source. The source added that the breakup "was very amicable," which means there's always the chance that they'll rekindle by the time the next X-Men rolls around — so don't throw out that Mystique/Beast fanfic you've been working on just yet. More
  • Tara Reid debuts her Sharknado-inspired perfume

    By <a href="/author/lauren-hansen" ><span class="byline">Lauren Hansen</span></a>
    1 Aug 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Were you watching SyFy's Sharknado 2: The Second One on Thursday thinking, 'Man, I wish I could smell like this shark-infested natural disaster!'Well, the movie's star, Tara Reid, has graciously answered your prayers with Shark by Tara.For the literal among us, Shark does not appear to smell like a mix of dead fish, blood, and the crushed dreams of '90s stars. Rather, the scent is light and refreshing, "perfect for day-to-day wear."To achieve that bouquet, the perfume combines iced mint, violet, lemon, jasmine, tuberose, muguet (lily of the valley), cool blue rose, amber, and musk... More
  • Obama: 'We tortured some folks'

    By <a href="/author/meghan-demaria" ><span class="byline">Meghan DeMaria</span></a>
    1 Aug 2014 | 12:30 pm
    At a press conference Friday, President Obama admitted that some of the actions taken by the CIA in the U.S.'s fight against terrorism were "wrong," including torture.Obama didn't mince words, admitting that after the Sept. 11 attacks, "We tortured some folks. We did some things that are contrary to our values." The remarks were notable for their bluntness, since both Obama and his predecessor had refrained from using the "t" word to describe the CIA's "enhanced interrogation techniques" against suspected terrorists, a phrase that has been widely criticized for covering up U.S.
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    By <a href="/author/scott-meslow" ><span class="byline">Scott Meslow</span></a>
    1 Aug 2014 | 2:09 pm
    Watch a trailer for Ravenous:Watch Ravenous on Amazon Instant Video.Watch Ravenous on Netflix.Listen to more streaming recommendations:Your weekly streaming recommendation: DreddYour weekly streaming recommendation: HeadhuntersYour weekly streaming recommendation: Black Death*You can also find The Week's mini podcasts on iTunes, SoundCloud, Swell, and TuneIn.* More
  • Jennifer Lawrence is single again

    By <a href="/author/scott-meslow" ><span class="byline">Scott Meslow</span></a>
    1 Aug 2014 | 2:07 pm
    If you've been nursing a crush on Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence, the odds just tipped ever so slightly in your favor. According to E! News, the Oscar-winning actress is single again after a quiet split with X-Men costar Nicholas Hoult."They spent a lot of time apart because of work, and it was difficult on their relationship," said a source. The source added that the breakup "was very amicable," which means there's always the chance that they'll rekindle by the time the next X-Men rolls around — so don't throw out that Mystique/Beast fanfic you've been working on just yet. More
  • Tara Reid debuts her Sharknado-inspired perfume

    By <a href="/author/lauren-hansen" ><span class="byline">Lauren Hansen</span></a>
    1 Aug 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Were you watching SyFy's Sharknado 2: The Second One on Thursday thinking, 'Man, I wish I could smell like this shark-infested natural disaster!'Well, the movie's star, Tara Reid, has graciously answered your prayers with Shark by Tara.For the literal among us, Shark does not appear to smell like a mix of dead fish, blood, and the crushed dreams of '90s stars. Rather, the scent is light and refreshing, "perfect for day-to-day wear."To achieve that bouquet, the perfume combines iced mint, violet, lemon, jasmine, tuberose, muguet (lily of the valley), cool blue rose, amber, and musk... More
  • Obama: 'We tortured some folks'

    By <a href="/author/meghan-demaria" ><span class="byline">Meghan DeMaria</span></a>
    1 Aug 2014 | 12:30 pm
    At a press conference Friday, President Obama admitted that some of the actions taken by the CIA in the U.S.'s fight against terrorism were "wrong," including torture.Obama didn't mince words, admitting that after the Sept. 11 attacks, "We tortured some folks. We did some things that are contrary to our values." The remarks were notable for their bluntness, since both Obama and his predecessor had refrained from using the "t" word to describe the CIA's "enhanced interrogation techniques" against suspected terrorists, a phrase that has been widely criticized for covering up U.S.
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    By <a href="/author/scott-meslow" ><span class="byline">Scott Meslow</span></a>
    1 Aug 2014 | 2:09 pm
    Watch a trailer for Ravenous:Watch Ravenous on Amazon Instant Video.Watch Ravenous on Netflix.Listen to more streaming recommendations:Your weekly streaming recommendation: DreddYour weekly streaming recommendation: HeadhuntersYour weekly streaming recommendation: Black Death*You can also find The Week's mini podcasts on iTunes, SoundCloud, Swell, and TuneIn.* More
  • Jennifer Lawrence is single again

    By <a href="/author/scott-meslow" ><span class="byline">Scott Meslow</span></a>
    1 Aug 2014 | 2:07 pm
    If you've been nursing a crush on Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence, the odds just tipped ever so slightly in your favor. According to E! News, the Oscar-winning actress is single again after a quiet split with X-Men costar Nicholas Hoult."They spent a lot of time apart because of work, and it was difficult on their relationship," said a source. The source added that the breakup "was very amicable," which means there's always the chance that they'll rekindle by the time the next X-Men rolls around — so don't throw out that Mystique/Beast fanfic you've been working on just yet. More
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    1 Aug 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Were you watching SyFy's Sharknado 2: The Second One on Thursday thinking, 'Man, I wish I could smell like this shark-infested natural disaster!'Well, the movie's star, Tara Reid, has graciously answered your prayers with Shark by Tara.For the literal among us, Shark does not appear to smell like a mix of dead fish, blood, and the crushed dreams of '90s stars. Rather, the scent is light and refreshing, "perfect for day-to-day wear."To achieve that bouquet, the perfume combines iced mint, violet, lemon, jasmine, tuberose, muguet (lily of the valley), cool blue rose, amber, and musk... More
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    At a press conference Friday, President Obama admitted that some of the actions taken by the CIA in the U.S.'s fight against terrorism were "wrong," including torture.Obama didn't mince words, admitting that after the Sept. 11 attacks, "We tortured some folks. We did some things that are contrary to our values." The remarks were notable for their bluntness, since both Obama and his predecessor had refrained from using the "t" word to describe the CIA's "enhanced interrogation techniques" against suspected terrorists, a phrase that has been widely criticized for covering up U.S.
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  • Summer movie guide: All the films you should see in August

    By <a href="/author/scott-meslow" ><span class="byline">Scott Meslow</span></a>
    1 Aug 2014 | 12:10 pm
    August 1: Guardians of the GalaxyWhat it is: The latest (and wackiest) entry in Marvel's sprawling cinematic universe tasks a ragtag team of alien outlaws with saving the galaxy.Why you should care: In a summer packed with underwhelming, over-serious blockbusters like The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and Transformers: Age of Extinction, the well-reviewed Guardians of the Galaxy is poised to be the fun shot in the arm that the box office needs. It's hard to come up with a more inherently likable leading man than Parks & Recreation alum Chris Pratt, and the film's intriguingly offbeat supporting...
  • Sharknado isn't just stupid. It's bad for cinema.

    By <a href="/author/matt-cohen" ><span class="byline">Matt Cohen</span></a>
    1 Aug 2014 | 8:26 am
    This week, an event of catastrophic proportions occurred. No, New York City wasn't actually ravaged by a series of freak tornadoes full of deadly, man-eating sharks. Instead, the internet was ravaged by the millions of people who watched SyFy's trashy made-for-TV sequel Sharknado 2: The Second One.I'm not trying to be a killjoy. In theory, this sounds like a fun premise for a so-bad-it's-good movie, in the vein of cult classics like The Room, Miami Connection, and Troll 2. But there's an important difference between accidentally bad movies and purposefully bad movies. And that distinction…
  • Girls on Film: Why audiences are responsible for the future of cinema

    By <a href="/author/monika-bartyzel" ><span class="byline">Monika Bartyzel</span></a>
    1 Aug 2014 | 7:36 am
    Audiences need to stop settling for the movies playing at their local multiplex.It's hard not to settle. The constant demands of technology mix with the demands of real life, leaving us with little time to explore less-traveled corners. There are countless movies, television shows, and other media vying for our attention. Only the loudest and most demanding manage to get it, and the rest gets shuffled off to a future that often never comes — a plan quickly forgotten and supplanted by the next attention-stealing event.It's an understandable habit, but it makes us all a part of the…
  • 8 things the world's most extraordinary survivors can teach you about resilience

    By Eric Barker
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:58 am
    I see a lot of stuff about resilience, persistence, and grit. What I don't see is a lot of legitimate info on how to actually increase those qualities.How can we be more resilient? How can we shrug off huge challenges in life, persist and — in the end — succeed?So I looked at the most difficult scenarios for insight. (Who needs resilience in easy situations, right?)When life and death is on the line, what do the winners do that the losers don't?Turns out surviving the most dangerous situations has some good lessons we can use to learn how to be resilient in everyday life.... More
  • How to make classic pulled pork

    By Cara Nicoletti
    31 Jul 2014 | 12:43 pm
    Pork shoulder is no secret, especially to barbecue fanatics — so let's talk about why you should cook it at home. Pork shoulder comes, obviously, from the pig's shoulder muscles. This area of the animal works hard, which means the muscles get a lot of blood flow, and are therefore packed with flavor. However, this also means that, if not cooked properly, pork shoulder can be relatively tough — it's a cut that benefits from a low, slow cook. So you can throw it on the grill or in the oven, forget about it for hours, then pull it out and wow all of your guests.If great flavor and...
 
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    By <a href="/author/scott-meslow" ><span class="byline">Scott Meslow</span></a>
    1 Aug 2014 | 2:09 pm
    Watch a trailer for Ravenous:Watch Ravenous on Amazon Instant Video.Watch Ravenous on Netflix.Listen to more streaming recommendations:Your weekly streaming recommendation: DreddYour weekly streaming recommendation: HeadhuntersYour weekly streaming recommendation: Black Death*You can also find The Week's mini podcasts on iTunes, SoundCloud, Swell, and TuneIn.* More
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    By <a href="/author/scott-meslow" ><span class="byline">Scott Meslow</span></a>
    1 Aug 2014 | 2:07 pm
    If you've been nursing a crush on Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence, the odds just tipped ever so slightly in your favor. According to E! News, the Oscar-winning actress is single again after a quiet split with X-Men costar Nicholas Hoult."They spent a lot of time apart because of work, and it was difficult on their relationship," said a source. The source added that the breakup "was very amicable," which means there's always the chance that they'll rekindle by the time the next X-Men rolls around — so don't throw out that Mystique/Beast fanfic you've been working on just yet. More
  • Tara Reid debuts her Sharknado-inspired perfume

    By <a href="/author/lauren-hansen" ><span class="byline">Lauren Hansen</span></a>
    1 Aug 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Were you watching SyFy's Sharknado 2: The Second One on Thursday thinking, 'Man, I wish I could smell like this shark-infested natural disaster!'Well, the movie's star, Tara Reid, has graciously answered your prayers with Shark by Tara.For the literal among us, Shark does not appear to smell like a mix of dead fish, blood, and the crushed dreams of '90s stars. Rather, the scent is light and refreshing, "perfect for day-to-day wear."To achieve that bouquet, the perfume combines iced mint, violet, lemon, jasmine, tuberose, muguet (lily of the valley), cool blue rose, amber, and musk... More
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    By <a href="/author/meghan-demaria" ><span class="byline">Meghan DeMaria</span></a>
    1 Aug 2014 | 12:30 pm
    At a press conference Friday, President Obama admitted that some of the actions taken by the CIA in the U.S.'s fight against terrorism were "wrong," including torture.Obama didn't mince words, admitting that after the Sept. 11 attacks, "We tortured some folks. We did some things that are contrary to our values." The remarks were notable for their bluntness, since both Obama and his predecessor had refrained from using the "t" word to describe the CIA's "enhanced interrogation techniques" against suspected terrorists, a phrase that has been widely criticized for covering up U.S.
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    By <a href="/author/scott-meslow" ><span class="byline">Scott Meslow</span></a>
    1 Aug 2014 | 2:09 pm
    Watch a trailer for Ravenous:Watch Ravenous on Amazon Instant Video.Watch Ravenous on Netflix.Listen to more streaming recommendations:Your weekly streaming recommendation: DreddYour weekly streaming recommendation: HeadhuntersYour weekly streaming recommendation: Black Death*You can also find The Week's mini podcasts on iTunes, SoundCloud, Swell, and TuneIn.* More
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    By <a href="/author/scott-meslow" ><span class="byline">Scott Meslow</span></a>
    1 Aug 2014 | 2:07 pm
    If you've been nursing a crush on Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence, the odds just tipped ever so slightly in your favor. According to E! News, the Oscar-winning actress is single again after a quiet split with X-Men costar Nicholas Hoult."They spent a lot of time apart because of work, and it was difficult on their relationship," said a source. The source added that the breakup "was very amicable," which means there's always the chance that they'll rekindle by the time the next X-Men rolls around — so don't throw out that Mystique/Beast fanfic you've been working on just yet. More
  • Tara Reid debuts her Sharknado-inspired perfume

    By <a href="/author/lauren-hansen" ><span class="byline">Lauren Hansen</span></a>
    1 Aug 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Were you watching SyFy's Sharknado 2: The Second One on Thursday thinking, 'Man, I wish I could smell like this shark-infested natural disaster!'Well, the movie's star, Tara Reid, has graciously answered your prayers with Shark by Tara.For the literal among us, Shark does not appear to smell like a mix of dead fish, blood, and the crushed dreams of '90s stars. Rather, the scent is light and refreshing, "perfect for day-to-day wear."To achieve that bouquet, the perfume combines iced mint, violet, lemon, jasmine, tuberose, muguet (lily of the valley), cool blue rose, amber, and musk... More
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    By <a href="/author/meghan-demaria" ><span class="byline">Meghan DeMaria</span></a>
    1 Aug 2014 | 12:30 pm
    At a press conference Friday, President Obama admitted that some of the actions taken by the CIA in the U.S.'s fight against terrorism were "wrong," including torture.Obama didn't mince words, admitting that after the Sept. 11 attacks, "We tortured some folks. We did some things that are contrary to our values." The remarks were notable for their bluntness, since both Obama and his predecessor had refrained from using the "t" word to describe the CIA's "enhanced interrogation techniques" against suspected terrorists, a phrase that has been widely criticized for covering up U.S.
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    By <a href="/author/scott-meslow" ><span class="byline">Scott Meslow</span></a>
    1 Aug 2014 | 2:09 pm
    Watch a trailer for Ravenous:Watch Ravenous on Amazon Instant Video.Watch Ravenous on Netflix.Listen to more streaming recommendations:Your weekly streaming recommendation: DreddYour weekly streaming recommendation: HeadhuntersYour weekly streaming recommendation: Black Death*You can also find The Week's mini podcasts on iTunes, SoundCloud, Swell, and TuneIn.* More
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    By <a href="/author/scott-meslow" ><span class="byline">Scott Meslow</span></a>
    1 Aug 2014 | 2:07 pm
    If you've been nursing a crush on Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence, the odds just tipped ever so slightly in your favor. According to E! News, the Oscar-winning actress is single again after a quiet split with X-Men costar Nicholas Hoult."They spent a lot of time apart because of work, and it was difficult on their relationship," said a source. The source added that the breakup "was very amicable," which means there's always the chance that they'll rekindle by the time the next X-Men rolls around — so don't throw out that Mystique/Beast fanfic you've been working on just yet. More
  • Tara Reid debuts her Sharknado-inspired perfume

    By <a href="/author/lauren-hansen" ><span class="byline">Lauren Hansen</span></a>
    1 Aug 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Were you watching SyFy's Sharknado 2: The Second One on Thursday thinking, 'Man, I wish I could smell like this shark-infested natural disaster!'Well, the movie's star, Tara Reid, has graciously answered your prayers with Shark by Tara.For the literal among us, Shark does not appear to smell like a mix of dead fish, blood, and the crushed dreams of '90s stars. Rather, the scent is light and refreshing, "perfect for day-to-day wear."To achieve that bouquet, the perfume combines iced mint, violet, lemon, jasmine, tuberose, muguet (lily of the valley), cool blue rose, amber, and musk... More
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    By <a href="/author/meghan-demaria" ><span class="byline">Meghan DeMaria</span></a>
    1 Aug 2014 | 12:30 pm
    At a press conference Friday, President Obama admitted that some of the actions taken by the CIA in the U.S.'s fight against terrorism were "wrong," including torture.Obama didn't mince words, admitting that after the Sept. 11 attacks, "We tortured some folks. We did some things that are contrary to our values." The remarks were notable for their bluntness, since both Obama and his predecessor had refrained from using the "t" word to describe the CIA's "enhanced interrogation techniques" against suspected terrorists, a phrase that has been widely criticized for covering up U.S.
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    By <a href="/author/scott-meslow" ><span class="byline">Scott Meslow</span></a>
    1 Aug 2014 | 2:09 pm
    Watch a trailer for Ravenous:Watch Ravenous on Amazon Instant Video.Watch Ravenous on Netflix.Listen to more streaming recommendations:Your weekly streaming recommendation: DreddYour weekly streaming recommendation: HeadhuntersYour weekly streaming recommendation: Black Death*You can also find The Week's mini podcasts on iTunes, SoundCloud, Swell, and TuneIn.* More
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    By <a href="/author/scott-meslow" ><span class="byline">Scott Meslow</span></a>
    1 Aug 2014 | 2:07 pm
    If you've been nursing a crush on Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence, the odds just tipped ever so slightly in your favor. According to E! News, the Oscar-winning actress is single again after a quiet split with X-Men costar Nicholas Hoult."They spent a lot of time apart because of work, and it was difficult on their relationship," said a source. The source added that the breakup "was very amicable," which means there's always the chance that they'll rekindle by the time the next X-Men rolls around — so don't throw out that Mystique/Beast fanfic you've been working on just yet. More
  • Tara Reid debuts her Sharknado-inspired perfume

    By <a href="/author/lauren-hansen" ><span class="byline">Lauren Hansen</span></a>
    1 Aug 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Were you watching SyFy's Sharknado 2: The Second One on Thursday thinking, 'Man, I wish I could smell like this shark-infested natural disaster!'Well, the movie's star, Tara Reid, has graciously answered your prayers with Shark by Tara.For the literal among us, Shark does not appear to smell like a mix of dead fish, blood, and the crushed dreams of '90s stars. Rather, the scent is light and refreshing, "perfect for day-to-day wear."To achieve that bouquet, the perfume combines iced mint, violet, lemon, jasmine, tuberose, muguet (lily of the valley), cool blue rose, amber, and musk... More
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    By <a href="/author/meghan-demaria" ><span class="byline">Meghan DeMaria</span></a>
    1 Aug 2014 | 12:30 pm
    At a press conference Friday, President Obama admitted that some of the actions taken by the CIA in the U.S.'s fight against terrorism were "wrong," including torture.Obama didn't mince words, admitting that after the Sept. 11 attacks, "We tortured some folks. We did some things that are contrary to our values." The remarks were notable for their bluntness, since both Obama and his predecessor had refrained from using the "t" word to describe the CIA's "enhanced interrogation techniques" against suspected terrorists, a phrase that has been widely criticized for covering up U.S.
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  • 8 things the world's most extraordinary survivors can teach you about resilience

    By Eric Barker
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:58 am
    I see a lot of stuff about resilience, persistence, and grit. What I don't see is a lot of legitimate info on how to actually increase those qualities.How can we be more resilient? How can we shrug off huge challenges in life, persist and — in the end — succeed?So I looked at the most difficult scenarios for insight. (Who needs resilience in easy situations, right?)When life and death is on the line, what do the winners do that the losers don't?Turns out surviving the most dangerous situations has some good lessons we can use to learn how to be resilient in everyday life.... More
  • How to make classic pulled pork

    By Cara Nicoletti
    31 Jul 2014 | 12:43 pm
    Pork shoulder is no secret, especially to barbecue fanatics — so let's talk about why you should cook it at home. Pork shoulder comes, obviously, from the pig's shoulder muscles. This area of the animal works hard, which means the muscles get a lot of blood flow, and are therefore packed with flavor. However, this also means that, if not cooked properly, pork shoulder can be relatively tough — it's a cut that benefits from a low, slow cook. So you can throw it on the grill or in the oven, forget about it for hours, then pull it out and wow all of your guests.If great flavor and...
  • 8 secrets to steal from power networkers

    By Molly Triffin
    31 Jul 2014 | 10:02 am
    You've no doubt heard it a million times: Career advancement is as much about who you know as what you know — and that's exactly why being a powerful networker is so important.But mastering this crucial skill requires more than just schmoozing over cheese platters and exchanging business cards. There's actually an art to it."Since there are so many different platforms for people to market themselves these days, you have to find ways to cut through the white noise and get noticed," says Ivan Misner, Ph.D., author of Networking Like a Pro.When done skillfully, networking... More
  • How to make salads for reluctant salad eaters

    By Gabriella Paiella
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:48 am
    In the interest of full disclosure, salads aren't my favorite food. They don't even rank in the top 20, 15 of which are just varieties of cheese. But I've grown to view them as better than a necessary evil: They come together quickly, don't require a stove or oven, and often serve to clear your fridge of produce that might be turning. If you're cooking on a budget, or exceptionally lazy, they make for excellent lunches and light dinners. Here's how to embrace them, without feeling like you're eating rabbit food:1. Think outside the lettuce leaf.The lettuce mafia has had a chokehold on the...
  • Confessions of an out-of-control penny-pincher

    By Victorine Lamothe
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:17 pm
    I was a pretty lucky child growing up in a suburb of New Orleans. I attended summer camp, went to private schools, and learned to play the piano and dance ballet. With their upper-middle class incomes, my parents were able to provide for me in a way that many families can't. But while I never knew what it was like to want for anything, my parents did think it was important for me to learn the value of money. Once I became a teenager, they encouraged me to get a part-time job, so I could foot the bill for hanging out with my friends and any shopping excursions. At 14, I got my first gig as…
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    By <a href="/author/scott-meslow" ><span class="byline">Scott Meslow</span></a>
    1 Aug 2014 | 2:09 pm
    Watch a trailer for Ravenous:Watch Ravenous on Amazon Instant Video.Watch Ravenous on Netflix.Listen to more streaming recommendations:Your weekly streaming recommendation: DreddYour weekly streaming recommendation: HeadhuntersYour weekly streaming recommendation: Black Death*You can also find The Week's mini podcasts on iTunes, SoundCloud, Swell, and TuneIn.* More
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    By <a href="/author/scott-meslow" ><span class="byline">Scott Meslow</span></a>
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    If you've been nursing a crush on Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence, the odds just tipped ever so slightly in your favor. According to E! News, the Oscar-winning actress is single again after a quiet split with X-Men costar Nicholas Hoult."They spent a lot of time apart because of work, and it was difficult on their relationship," said a source. The source added that the breakup "was very amicable," which means there's always the chance that they'll rekindle by the time the next X-Men rolls around — so don't throw out that Mystique/Beast fanfic you've been working on just yet. More
  • Tara Reid debuts her Sharknado-inspired perfume

    By <a href="/author/lauren-hansen" ><span class="byline">Lauren Hansen</span></a>
    1 Aug 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Were you watching SyFy's Sharknado 2: The Second One on Thursday thinking, 'Man, I wish I could smell like this shark-infested natural disaster!'Well, the movie's star, Tara Reid, has graciously answered your prayers with Shark by Tara.For the literal among us, Shark does not appear to smell like a mix of dead fish, blood, and the crushed dreams of '90s stars. Rather, the scent is light and refreshing, "perfect for day-to-day wear."To achieve that bouquet, the perfume combines iced mint, violet, lemon, jasmine, tuberose, muguet (lily of the valley), cool blue rose, amber, and musk... More
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    1 Aug 2014 | 12:30 pm
    At a press conference Friday, President Obama admitted that some of the actions taken by the CIA in the U.S.'s fight against terrorism were "wrong," including torture.Obama didn't mince words, admitting that after the Sept. 11 attacks, "We tortured some folks. We did some things that are contrary to our values." The remarks were notable for their bluntness, since both Obama and his predecessor had refrained from using the "t" word to describe the CIA's "enhanced interrogation techniques" against suspected terrorists, a phrase that has been widely criticized for covering up U.S.
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    1 Aug 2014 | 2:09 pm
    Watch a trailer for Ravenous:Watch Ravenous on Amazon Instant Video.Watch Ravenous on Netflix.Listen to more streaming recommendations:Your weekly streaming recommendation: DreddYour weekly streaming recommendation: HeadhuntersYour weekly streaming recommendation: Black Death*You can also find The Week's mini podcasts on iTunes, SoundCloud, Swell, and TuneIn.* More
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    If you've been nursing a crush on Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence, the odds just tipped ever so slightly in your favor. According to E! News, the Oscar-winning actress is single again after a quiet split with X-Men costar Nicholas Hoult."They spent a lot of time apart because of work, and it was difficult on their relationship," said a source. The source added that the breakup "was very amicable," which means there's always the chance that they'll rekindle by the time the next X-Men rolls around — so don't throw out that Mystique/Beast fanfic you've been working on just yet. More
  • Tara Reid debuts her Sharknado-inspired perfume

    By <a href="/author/lauren-hansen" ><span class="byline">Lauren Hansen</span></a>
    1 Aug 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Were you watching SyFy's Sharknado 2: The Second One on Thursday thinking, 'Man, I wish I could smell like this shark-infested natural disaster!'Well, the movie's star, Tara Reid, has graciously answered your prayers with Shark by Tara.For the literal among us, Shark does not appear to smell like a mix of dead fish, blood, and the crushed dreams of '90s stars. Rather, the scent is light and refreshing, "perfect for day-to-day wear."To achieve that bouquet, the perfume combines iced mint, violet, lemon, jasmine, tuberose, muguet (lily of the valley), cool blue rose, amber, and musk... More
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    1 Aug 2014 | 12:30 pm
    At a press conference Friday, President Obama admitted that some of the actions taken by the CIA in the U.S.'s fight against terrorism were "wrong," including torture.Obama didn't mince words, admitting that after the Sept. 11 attacks, "We tortured some folks. We did some things that are contrary to our values." The remarks were notable for their bluntness, since both Obama and his predecessor had refrained from using the "t" word to describe the CIA's "enhanced interrogation techniques" against suspected terrorists, a phrase that has been widely criticized for covering up U.S.
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