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Kerry: Fight ISIS With Ideas

Secretary of State tells TIME about the importance of enlisting help of regional allies such as Saudi Arabia to dissuade would-be jihadists from ISIS

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WH Prefers a United UK

The White House press secretary said it's up to the people of Scotland to decide their fate, but that the U.S. has a "deep interest" in a united United Kingdom

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U.S. Airstrikes in Iraq

U.S. officials said the U.S. took the first step in the planned expanded fight against Islamic State militants Monday


I Know What You Did Last Summer Reboot in the Works

Sony Pictures is reportedly rebooting its 16-year-old slasher horror movie about a group of friends who are hunted by a murderer after covering up a deadly car accident, which starred Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Freddie Prinze, Jr., and Ryan Phillippe

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NFL Recruits Women to Advise on Domestic Violence

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced that four women who will help shape NFL’s policies and programs relating to domestic violence and sexual assault, after severe public backlash over the NFL's handling of domestic violence charges against players


Robin Thicke Didn't Really Write "Blurred Lines"

Robin Thicke admitted in court that he didn't really help write the 2013 smash hit, in part because he was high on the painkiller Vicodin when the song was being written. Instead, Thicke testified, it was producer Pharrell Williams who really wrote the song


Microsoft Buys Minecraft Maker

The beloved indie sandbox-builder that went on to become the third-bestselling video game in history is now officially part of Microsoft, which plans to continue to make it available on all of its platforms

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Cops Detain Actress After 911 Call for Indecent Exposure

Los Angeles police say Django Unchained actress Danièle Watts was detained after officers were told about a couple involved in indecent exposure in a car; Watts posted a Facebook account of the incident, writing she had not done anything wrong

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McDonald’s Is Giving Away Free Coffee for Two Weeks

From Sept. 16 to 29, participating U.S. locations will give one free small coffee per customer during breakfast hours — generally from around 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. — with the likely idea being that customers will buy accompanying breakfast items and keep coming back

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Snowden Says NSA Collected Data on New Zealand Citizens

Documents released by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden purportedly show U.S. and New Zealand officials collected Internet data via underwater cables that connect New Zealand, Australia and North America


Here’s the Best Way to Get Someone to Quit Smoking

A new study shows that the graphic tactic, in which companies use images of cancerous lungs and other head-turning pictures on their cigarette packaging to terrify smokers into kicking the habit, might not work so well and instead recommend a different strategy