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Cosby Said He Got Drugs to Give Women for Sex

Bill Cosby admitted in a newly released 2005 deposition that he obtained Quaaludes with the intent of giving them to young women he wanted to have sex with. He admitted giving the sedative to at least one woman

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The Dalai Lama Talks About Aging Gracefully

The Tibetan spiritual leader spoke with TIME on Monday morning, on his 80th birthday, holding forth about aging gracefully, mending a broken heart, maybe meeting Pope Francis one day and much more

Confederate Flag Rally SC Statehouse

South Carolina Set to Dump Confederate Flag

The South Carolina Senate has voted 37-3 to remove the Confederate flag from a pole on statehouse grounds. As soon as the bill passes the House and is signed by Governor Nikki Haley, the symbol of the Confederacy will be removed

Mayweather, Jr. of the U.S. celebrates after defeating Pacquiao of the Philippines in their welterweight title fight in Las Vegas

Mayweather Stripped of Title Earned in Pacquiao Bout

Floyd Mayweather, whose victory in the fight earned him $200 million, failed to pay a $200,000 fee he owed the World Boxing Organization by a Friday afternoon deadline. He also failed to relinquish his junior middleweight title


Holder: Edward Snowden Might Return to U.S.

Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said that "the possibility exists" that NSA leaker Edward Snowden could be allowed to return to the U.S. from Russia, adding that he "spurred a necessary debate" no surveillance tactics


Women's World Cup Final Telecast Sets a New Record

The U.S. women’s soccer team had a good Sunday — and it reflected in the night’s television ratings: the FIFA Women’s World Cup final against Japan, which aired on Fox, was the most-watched soccer telecast in U.S. history with 25.4 million viewers

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Rory McIlroy Ruptures Ligament in Ankle While Playing Soccer

Rory McIlroy was on crutches with an ankle injury from playing soccer, leaving in doubt the prospects of golf's No. 1 player defending his British Open title next week at St. Andrews. McIlroy had been the joint favorite along with Jordan Spieth

speaks onstage during the _____ panel at the HBO portion of the 2015 Winter Television Critics Association press tour at the Langham Hotel on January 8, 2015 in Pasadena, California.

Hollywood Producer Jerry Weintraub Dies at 77

Jerry Weintraub, the well-connected producer behind series like Ocean's Eleven and The Karate Kid, has reportedly died at 77. Weintraub worked with everyone from Elvis Presley to Steven Soderbergh, and at his time of death, he was still actively working

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Sheryl Sandberg Joins Board of Late Husband's Company

Facebook chief operating officer and Lean In author Sheryl Sandberg is joining the board of SurveyMonkey, where her late husband Dave Goldberg served as CEO until his death in May. Sandberg said in a statement that she planned to "help to realize Dave’s vision"

Foreign Minister of France Laurent Fabius (R) talks with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry during the nuclear talks between the E3+3 (France, Germany, UK, China, Russia, US) and Iran in Vienna, Austria on July 06, 2015.

Here's the Trickiest Part of the Iranian Nuclear Talks

Diplomats involved in the Iranian nuclear negotiations say the hardest part is the nature and extent of international inspections, especially given Iran's history. Iran has sent mixed messages on how much access inspectors would get to suspected nuclear sites