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Actress Angelina Jolie disclosed that she underwent a preventative double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery after discovering that she was at risk for cancer. (Photo by:  Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Could Supreme Court Ruling help lower cancer risks for women?

06/13/13 06:17PM

Thursday, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that naturally occurring genes cannot be patented. The decision, authored by Justice Clarence Thomas, found that Myriad Genetics--a company known for isolating two human genes that make it easier to determine which women have a higher risk of ovarian and breast cancer--could not patent the genes. read more

Children deliver letters written by Philadelphia public school students to the office of Gov. Tom Corbett as part of an effort organized by education groups to secure enough state aid to head off nearly 3,800 layoffs in the state's largest school...

Philadelphia schools latest victim of massive state cuts

06/13/13 04:08PM

State and municipal governments across the country have been strip-mining their school districts in an attempt to defray budget deficits. In Michigan, an entire school district temporarily shut down due to lack of funds, while another fired all of its teachers. In Illinois, Chicago's school board voted to "consolidate" its resources by permanently shuttering 50 schools. read more


#click3 The Whitehouse makes creepy Vines.

06/12/13 08:59PM

1. The guy who invented emoticons (those nifty little pictorial expressions) does not <3 its more advanced cousin, emoji. Read about the hate after the jump. :( 2. David Letterman gets really, very excited by drums: 3. Vine is a social media application that allows you to take funny little videos. The whitehouse is "vining" now. You can check out our creepy Vines too by searching for "Chris Hayes" in the app. read more

The power of Walmart

The power of Walmart

06/12/13 08:54PM

How does Walmart convince some the world's biggest stars to speak at their shareholders' meeting for free? Chris Hayes poses that question to The Nation’s... watch

Photos of Edward Snowden, a contractor at the National Security Agency (NSA), and U.S. President Barack Obama are printed on the front pages of local English and Chinese newspapers in Hong Kong in this illustration photo June 11, 2013. (REUTERS/Bobby Yip)

The NSA leak: What the reporter knows

06/12/13 07:03PM

&#13; Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy &#13; What was Edward Snowden, who leaked the news of the NSA's vast collection of phone records and computer data, thinking? The 29-year-old computer technician popped up in Hong Kong and then went underground. Wednesday, Snowden resurfaced in an interview with the English language newspaper the South China Morning Post. read more

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Atlanta integration leader, touches his nose as he ponders a question during a news conference in Birmingham, Alabama, Sept. 16, 1963. King said he and other leaders have called for federal Army occupation of Birmingham,...

'We live in a recording studio'

06/12/13 06:38PM

&#13; Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy &#13; On June 11th, 1963 Alabama Governor, George Wallace stood outside of Foster Library at the University of Alabama to prevent two African-American students--Vivian Malone and James Hood--from enrolling. read more


Majority of Americans say NSA data mining 'acceptable'

06/12/13 12:00PM

A new Washington Post-Pew Research Center poll found that 56% of Americans consider the NSA's accessing of telephone call records of millions of Americans through secret court orders "acceptable." A 62% majority believe it's more important for the government to investigate terrorist threats, even if those investigations intrude on personal privacy. Also, congrats! You’ve found a missing Minion! Click here to join the hunt for missing Minions and enter for a chance to win a trip to Universal Orlando Resort. read more


#click3 What you'll look like in 100,000 years

06/11/13 11:46PM

1. Former President George H.W. will turn 89 tomorrow. And to honor the president, fans are encouraged to sport "exuberant socks...and post photos of your socks online."  2.  You're in luck, this is the all-time best freakout brought to you by InfoWars' Alex Jones. Check it out after the jump. 3. Humans 100,000 years from now won't look exactly like Spock. But they will look like this: (Photo: Nikolay Lamm) read more

This photo provided by The Guardian Newspaper in London shows Edward Snowden, who worked as a contract employee at the National Security Agency, on Sunday, June 9, 2013, in Hong Kong. The Guardian identified Snowden as a source for its reports on...

The Whistleblower Protection Act is not created equal

06/11/13 07:26PM

&#13; Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy &#13; Former CIA contractor Edward Snowden leaked classified information to the public--and if he's apprehended, as All In with Chris Hayes guest Senator Bernie Sanders said on Monday night, "He will pay the consequences, whatever that may be." No one seems to be debating Snowden's fate. But why not? Is no one entitled to protection, under the law, for blowing a whistle on what they perceive to be wrongful or unjust conduct by the government? read more