‘Concussion’ Director Pushes Back Against New York Times Story

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NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly a year after the devastating hacking attack that leaked thousands of emails, Sony Pictures Entertainment again finds itself trying to justify its own inner dealings, this time over the upcoming Will Smith film about head trauma and the NFL, “Concussion.” The question surrounds just how hard-hitting is “Concussion,” a film due out in December that ...

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Bristol Palin Is Not Happy About Obama Restoring Denali’s Name

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Bristol Palin criticized President Barack Obama’s decision to restore Mt. McKinley’s name to Denali, arguing he should instead be “worrying about the radical jihadists in ISIS.” The president is wrapping up a three-day trip to Alaska to shine the national spotlight on climate change. Palin, however, wrote in a blog post that Obama should instead spend time “check[ing] out our oil ...

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Can We End Hunger in the Next 15 Years?

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Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2 calls for ending hunger, achieving food security, improving nutrition and promoting sustainable agriculture. This goal — or rather, goals — are lofty, especially when taken under the relatively short deadline of 2030. So what does it take to end hunger in 15 years, and can we do it? The short answer is yes: we can ...

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Missouri Executes Man For Raping, Killing Girl 2 Decades Ago

This April 22, 2014 provided by the Missouri Department of Corrections shows Roderick Nunley who is scheduled to die for raping and killing 15-year-old Ann Harrison in Kansas City in 1989. (Missouri Department of Corrections via AP)

BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — A man who spent nearly 25 years on Missouri’s death row was executed Tuesday for the kidnapping, rape and stabbing death of a 15-year-old girl. Roderick Nunley, 50, became the sixth death row inmate to be put to death in Missouri this year. Of 20 executions nationally in 2015, all but four have been in ...

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Sony Altered ‘Concussion’ Film to Prevent N.F.L. Protests, Emails Show

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When Sony Pictures Entertainment decided to make a movie focusing on the death and dementia professional football players have endured from repeated hits to the head — and the N.F.L.’s efforts toward a cover-up — it signed Will Smith to star as one of the first scientists to disclose the problem. It named the film bluntly, “Concussion.” In the end ...

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Clinton, using private server, wrote and sent e-mails now deemed classified

LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 18:  Democratic presidential candidate and former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks at the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials' (NALEO) 32nd Annual Conference at the Aria Resort & Casino at CityCenter on June 18, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Clinton addressed the group of Latino policymakers as she makes her way through early primary states after officially launching her campaign for president on June 13.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

While she was secretary of state, Hillary Rodham Clinton wrote and sent at least six e-mails using her private server that contained what government officials now say is classified information, according to thousands of e-mails released by the State Department. Although government officials deemed the e-mails classified after Clinton left office, they could complicate her efforts to move beyond the ...

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Obama Within One Vote Of Victory On Iran Deal

Senator Chris Coon, a Democrat from Delaware, speaks during an interview in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, June 18, 2015. The House plans to vote Thursday on a bill to revive President Barack Obama's fast-track trade proposal after leaders decided to attach the fast-track proposal, known as trade-promotion authority, to an unrelated bill. Coons said that he doesn't want votes on the worker-assistance program separated from the fast-track measure. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images

WASHINGTON — Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) came out in favor of the Iran nuclear deal on Tuesday, calling his decision a “very hard choice” and putting the Obama administration within one vote of a victory. Coons is the 33rd Senate Democrat to come out in favor of the deal, which curbs Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for some sanctions relief ...

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State Department Releases Another Batch Of Hillary Clinton’s Emails

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at a town hall meeting Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015, in North Las Vegas, Nev. The stop was the first of three in the Las Vegas area on Tuesday. (AP Photo/John Locher)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department released roughly 7,000 pages of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s emails Monday, including about 150 emails that have been censored because they contain information that is now deemed classified. Department officials said the redacted information was classified in preparation for the public release of the emails and not identified as classified at the time Clinton sent ...

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Obama to Call for More Icebreakers in Arctic as U.S. Seeks Foothold

US President Barack Obama speaks at the Global Leadership in the Arctic: Cooperation, Innovation, Engagement and Resilience (GLACIER) Conference in the Denaina Civic and Convention Center on August 31, 2015 in Anchorage, Alaska. AFP PHOTO/MANDEL NGAN        (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

ANCHORAGE — President Obama on Tuesday will propose speeding the acquisition and building of new Coast Guard icebreakers that can operate year-round in the nation’s polar regions, part of an effort to close the gapbetween the United States and other nations, especially Russia, in a global competition to gain a foothold in the rapidly changing Arctic. On the second day ...

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Kanye As President: Life in the True West Wing

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All hail The Commander-In-Beef. Should Kanye West make good on his pot-fueled threat to run for President of the United States, the nation could count on a non-stop run of beefs with everyone from his fellow pop stars to every head of state on the planet. Imagine the excitement of knowing that the man with his finger on the nuclear ...

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