The Nevada C.I.A. base known as Area 51 exists, according to recently released documentation obtained by national security researcher Jeffrey T. Richelson. The Central Intelligence Agency has even released a map, showing the once-apocryphal government facility's location in the Mojave desert. read more
1. A modern-day fairy tale: Man in Washington stumbles upon four foot metal sword worth more than $500 on the side of a road.
2. The ‘Mirror Magic’ Vine will put your social media posts to shame.
3. Meet the olinguito, the first carnivore species discovered in the Western Hemisphere in 35 years. The olinguito is said to look like a mix of a house cat and a teddy bear, and has become the official spokesman for children.
There is a man in Kansas City who was imprisoned for a crime he did not commit. He has been exonerated based on DNA evidence, and the woman who helped him get his freedom got fired for doing so.
Robert Nelson was awaiting trial on unrelated robbery charges almost 30 years ago when an anonymous tip came in saying that two brothers in jail at the time for robbery—two brothers with a different last name than Nelson—had committed a string of rapes nearby. read more
Thursday night on All In with Chris Hayes: The violence and unrest in Egypt continues, with a state of emergency declared in the country and the death toll rising. The Ministry of Interior announced Thursday morning it had authorized Egyptian forces to use live ammunition against protesters' attacks. read more
Actor, playwright, and Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein joined Chris Hayes on All In Wednesday night to speak out about his opposition to Russia's anti-gay laws. Legislation prohibiting homosexual "propaganda" and banning the adoption of Russian children by citizens of countries that allow same-sex marriage has sparked a firestorm of criticism.
Fierstein, a longtime LGBT activist, sees Russia's recent crackdown as the latest in a long history of abuses against the gay community. read more