“It started with a machine gun burst from the north.”

-Army Sgt. Ryan Pitts — the ninth living veteran to receive the Medal of Honor for actions in Iraq or Afghanistan — recounts the events that resulted in the deadliest single fight yet of the Afghan war.

Homelessness is now a crime in cities throughout the U.S.

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Eighteen percent of cities now ban sleeping in public, and 42% of cities ban sleeping in vehicles.

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In honor of his birthday, take a look back at Nelson Mandela’s legacy.

When the crowds die down in the vacation paradise of Malindi, Kenya, it’s hard to ignore that this is a town struggling with drugs and HIV.

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Following the Malaysia Airlines crash, international flights are steering away from Ukraine for safety concerns.
Flight Radar 24 is capturing the patterns of movement.
Go here for updates on the Malaysia Airlines situation.

Following the Malaysia Airlines crash, international flights are steering away from Ukraine for safety concerns.

Flight Radar 24 is capturing the patterns of movement.

Go here for updates on the Malaysia Airlines situation.

"I have no moral authority. I’m a comedian."

-John Oliver talks comedy, “Downton Abbey” and Olympics-style crying.

He was born in a lightning storm and and was really, ridiculously funny.
He developed the the idea for smartphone technology in 1901, and once “shook the poop out of Mark Twain,”
He is…Nikola Tesla. And today, it’s his birthday.
Learn 8 things you never knew about him.

He was born in a lightning storm and and was really, ridiculously funny.

He developed the the idea for smartphone technology in 1901, and once “shook the poop out of Mark Twain,”

He is…Nikola Tesla. And today, it’s his birthday.

Learn 8 things you never knew about him.

"The way you use language reveals who you are, how you think, and how you work. And that will affect your career profoundly. You can pretend otherwise, but you can also walk around buck-naked believing you’re invisible because you’ve got your eyes closed."

Get more gems for our resident headhunter Nick Corcodilos.

"Prairie Home Companion" just celebrated 40 years. 
Garrison Keillor, creator and star of the public radio show, created the following limerick in honor of the milestone moment:
"Forty years is a long time to thriveAnd not take that long painful (dive)Stay low to the ground,Let the earth go round,And you’ll soon arrive at 45!”

"Prairie Home Companion" just celebrated 40 years. 

Garrison Keillor, creator and star of the public radio show, created the following limerick in honor of the milestone moment:

"Forty years is a long time to thrive
And not take that long painful (dive)
Stay low to the ground,
Let the earth go round,
And you’ll soon arrive at 45!”