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October 2, 2013

The Terrifying Fallout Of The Silk Road Shutdown

Silk Road, the internet's largest black market, has been shut down. But its founder isn't the only one in serious trouble — small-time drug dealers, saddled with sudden debts, are now in over their heads.

More Layoffs Hit Reuters

Stephen Adler, the president and editor-in-chief of Reuters, announced that 5% of the newsroom would be laid off. That could mean 135 staffers will depart.

Tom Clancy On Writing

The bestselling American author of The Hunt for Red October and Patriot Games died Wednesday at 66. Here, his advice and musings on writing thrillers.

How Credit Card Reform Totally Worked

Thanks to new rules, credit card issuers are limited in what fees they can charge. And they're actually charging fewer fees, especially to the riskiest borrowers.

The Inside Story Of One Website's Defense Of Assad

A small Minnesota news outlet caused a storm when it ran a story claiming Syria's rebels carried out a chemical attack near Damascus in August. A look inside the murky world of Mint Press News.

Netanyahu Calls Iranian President "A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing" During U.N. Speech

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a speech on Iran's nuclear program before the United Nations on Tuesday said President Rohani was "a loyal servant of the regime." Netanyahu also said he wished he could believe the president, but "the facts are that Iran's savage record flatly contradicts Rohani's soothing rhetoric."

Global Anti-Gay Crusader Announces Run For Governor Of Massachusetts

Scott Lively will run for governor of the first U.S. state to legalize same-sex marriage as he faces trial in federal court for crimes against humanity. "The people of this state need ... a candidate who will tell the simple truth that abortion is murder, and homosexuality is condemned by God," Lively said.

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