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The list of accusations leveled at Bill O'Reilly grows by the day. What began as a probe into the veracity of the Fox News host's war reporting experience has now snowballed into a slew of alleged lies, exaggerations and inaccuracies. If you'r...
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An internet-enabled toy that talks to your kids: what could possibly go wrong?!
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It isn't about 'who's' telling the truth, it's the truth itself that matters.

Legendary broadcaster Bill Moyers is returning to the airwaves of PBS tonight to launch his new series, Bill Moyers Journal. The debut episode is titled, "Buying the War." Moyers makes the case that the press has yet to come to terms with its role in enabling the Bush administration to go to war on false pretenses. Two-and-a-half years ago, Moyers retired after a 30-year career where he became one of the most recognizable faces on public televisi...
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The ability to spot faces from any angle, and even when partially occluded, has always been a uniquely human capability. Not anymore.
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From broken mirrors to lost lives, the U.S. military has paid millions to ordinary Afghans for death and destruction during over a decade of U.S.-led military operations. The Intercept obtained many of these records under the Freedom of Information Act.
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The Nuclear Launch Code at all Minuteman Silos in the U.S. Was 00000000


Today I found out that during the height of the Cold War, the US military put such an emphasis on a rapid response to an attack on American soil, that to minimize any foreseeable delay in launching a nuclear missile, for nearly two decades they intentionally set the launch codes at every silo in the [&hellip
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To enjoy, living blissfully unaware, or to know the truth.
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As NBC suspends Brian Williams for six months for lying about being in a U.S. military helicopter coming under fire in Iraq in 2003, we look back at our coverage dissecting the media’s lies and distortions in the lead up to the U.S.-led Iraq invasion.
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Meat Production Wastes Natural Resources
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