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For the third time in a week, officials from the IRS appeared before a Congressional committee Wednesday morning to apologize for/not offer new details on how and why the agency improperly targeted conservative groups for scrutiny. The machine spanks on.
The HTC One Isn't Saving HTC from the Facebook Phone - Rebecca Greenfield - The Atlantic Wire www.theatlanticwire.com
Despite all the glowing reviews of the HTC One, it's still not beating Samsung's Galaxy S IV in the high-end, non-iPhone smartphone market, and HTC is currently falling apart — at least in part because of "disastrous" sales that wiped the HTC Fi
Man Killed by FBI After Being Questioned About the Boston Bombings: "The FBI only said that an agent 'encountered the suspect while conducting official duties. The suspect is deceased,' but has not offered any other details." www.theatlanticwire.com
Why We Can't Forget That Oklahoma's Senators Voted Against Sandy Relief - Alexander Abad-Santos - The Atlantic Wire www.theatlanticwire.com
Nearly four months ago Oklahoma Senators Tom Coburn and James Inhofe voted against H.R.152, the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act that eventually sent $50.5 billion in relief to victims of Hurricane Sandy. And in the flurry of last night's devastation in
Obama Is Pushing for a Media Shield Law That Could Also Shield Him - Philip Bump - The Atlantic Wire www.theatlanticwire.com
The White House took a step Wednesday to try and limit any political fall-out of the seizure of phone records from the AP. By making overtures to renew a media shield law, the administration gets to have its beloved subpoena power and condemn it, too.
Washington is Trying to Meditate Itself into Sanity - Abby Ohlheiser - The Atlantic Wire www.theatlanticwire.com
Buddhism, apparently, is blowing up in the Beltway. Or rather, meditation is.
A Warmer Climate Could Lead to 90% More Heat-Related Deaths in Manhattan - Philip Bump - The Atlantic Wire www.theatlanticwire.com
As the weather in New York City creeps back toward summer-like temperatures, a bit of warning: Enjoy it while you can. By the 2080s, Manhattan could see as many as 91 percent more heat-related deaths thanks to global warming.
Rescues, Grim Recoveries at Elementary School After the Oklahoma Tornado - Abby Ohlheiser - The Atlantic Wire www.theatlanticwire.com
There's a reason that many eyes were Plaza Towers Elementary as Moore, Oklahoma began to assess the damage from a deadly, devastating tornado that blasted through the town Monday evening: the school was leveled, with dozens of children still inside.
James Franco's 'As I Lay Dying' Reviews Not as Bad as We Were Expecting - Esther Zuckerman - The Atlantic Wire www.theatlanticwire.com
We haven't always been kind to James Franco, and his adaptation of William Faulkner's As I Lay Dying seemed ripe for ridicule, but new reviews indicate perhaps we should give him the benefit of the doubt.
Video: Werner Herzog Reads 'Go the F*ck to Sleep' - Adam Martin - The Atlantic Wire www.theatlanticwire.com
The director puts in a wonderful performance at the New York Public Library
The President's Umbrella Scandal Folded Before It Could Take Off - Connor Simpson - The Atlantic Wire www.theatlanticwire.com
There was a brief moment where some conservative were trying to make a scandal out of the President's moment in the rain on Thursday. But unfortunately that scandal died before it could really take off.