An Excerpt from American Savage and a Message All Straight People Need to Hear
Truck Terrorist: A truck bomb set off in the capital of Somalia kills dozens.
Amanda Knox Freed: The American girl accused of murder and being a "she devil" has her conviction overturned in Italian court.
Mass Exodus: After Alabama upheld its crazy anti-immigrant laws, Latinos fled the state.
Anti-Baby, Pro-HIV: It turns out a widely used contraceptive in Africa may double the risk of contracting HIV.
Chris Christie: Really, truly, not running for president!
Corpse Found Near Buckingham Palace: The body of a man who was stalking the queen turns up practically in her front yard.
Fear and Loathing: A writer retraces Hunter S Thompson's book 40 years later.
12 American Places With Horribly Racist Names: It's not just Rick Perry's hunting camp!
Let's Watch... Japanese Synchronized Gymnastics!
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