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INTRODUCING HUFFPOST AUSTRALIA "I'm excited to announce the launch of The Huffington Post's newest international edition, HuffPost Australia. This marks the 15th edition in our growing global network, and brings HuffPost's trademark approach to news, opinion, entertainment and community to yet another continent. It also means we're now present on six of the seven continents (stay tuned for HuffPost Antarctica!)." Visit the new international edition here. [Arianna Huffington, HuffPost]
TWO WOMEN TO GRADUATE ARMY RANGER SCHOOL The West Point graduates would be the first women to graduate from "one of the most difficult military programs." [Marina Fang, HuffPost]
IRS HACK NEARLY TRIPLE THE SIZE PREVIOUSLY REPORTED Hackers have gotten into 334,000 taxpayer accounts. Watch the mail for the next few days for a letter that will let you know if you were one of the unlucky compromised accounts. [USA Today]
INSIDE OBAMA'S POTENTIALLY DOOMED SECRET INTERROGATION UNIT "Six years on, the Obama administration’s elite interrogation force is on shaky ground. U.S. officials and outside critics question the effectiveness of its interrogators, whether they're following their own training, and whether they can continue to rely on psychological research to help break suspects. Congress and the White House, which once saw the group as a key to reinventing the nation's counterterrorism strategy, aren't paying attention." [Ali Watkins, HuffPost]
NEW EPA REGULATIONS AIM FOR METHANE EMISSION CUT "The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will propose regulations on Tuesday aimed at cutting methane emissions from the oil and gas sector by 40 to 45 percent over the next decade from 2012 levels, a source familiar with the issue said on Monday." [Reuters]
THAI POLICE HAVE RELEASED PHOTO OF BOMBING SUSPECT "A Thai police spokesman says a man wearing a yellow T-shirt and carrying a backpack is a suspect in the blast that killed at least 20 people at a shrine in downtown Bangkok." [AP]
NO SURVIVORS FOUND IN INDONESIAN PLANE WRECKAGE Once rescuers reached the mountainous area where the Trigana plane crashed in Papua, they began to recover the bodies of the 54 passengers on board. [AP]
EVER WANT TO WATCH WHAT HAPPENS TO YOUR LUGGAGE AT THE AIRPORT? Ask and you shall receive. [Digg]
HALF OF MOVIEGOERS WOULD PAY MORE FOR SECURITY "In the wake of two violent attacks on movie theaters, nearly half of ticket buyers say they are willing to pay more to improve security at multiplexes. However, their appetite for shouldering the extra costs that come with installing metal detectors and armed security guards lessens as the pricetag grows higher." [Variety]
CONGRATS, TRACY MORGAN The comedian will host “SNL” Oct. 17, marking his first public comedic performance after his traumatic brain injury last June. [HuffPost]
HOW TO SIT NEXT TO AN EMPTY SEAT ON A FLIGHT Also known as, how to make sure you aren't suffocated when your seatmates don't believe in armrests. [NYT]
RIDE A GIGA COASTER Psh, forget about roller coasters: Giga coasters have a 300- to 399-foot drop. [NYT]
FORGET THAT SUNSCREEN SNAFU Jessica Alba is worth $340 million after founding The Honest Company. [HuffPost]
A CELEBRATION OF THE RED PANDA Got to love the furry guys, especially in light of their rapid endangerment. [NYT]
THE LAMP THAT RUNS OFF SALTWATER "A Filipino brother and sister have engineered a product that will provide the country's off-the-grid communities with an affordable lighting solution. Aisa and Raphael Mijeno introduced a sustainable source of light and energy last year with their invention, SALt (Sustainable Alternative Lighting), a lamp that functions using saltwater and metal rods." [HuffPost]
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SURVIVING THE LOSS OF A CHILD "There is no overcoming the tragedy of losing your child, but there are steps that keep you from the abyss. I had been teaching undergraduate classes at a small university but the students, so close to Tess' age, were too much for me. I took an office job with health insurance so I could get a divorce, as Tess had hoped." [HuffPost]
BEFORE YOU GO
~ A look inside the U.S.-Iran spy wars.
~ Make sure you show up to the airport early: This summer is the busiest yet for airlines.
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People We really, really, really want to know what Jennifer Aniston's wedding dress looked like.
~ When our readers define "God" in one word.
~ Of course Chris Cuomo saved a man from drowning in the Hamptons.
~ Stop your creative block.
~ Why start-ups love chartreuse.
~ Britney Spears wants in on Taylor Swift's squad.
~ Check out the first look at the new "Lion King" sequel.
~ Jennifer Love Hewitt, and the rest of the 90s crowd, would really like a sequel to "Can't Hardly Wait."
~ Emile Hirsh will serve out 15 days in jail after pleading guilty to the assault of a movie producer.
~ How Amal Clooney has mastered the art of "dressing for the occasion."
~ Watch Kathie Lee Grifford's emotional return to the "Today" show after her husband Frank Gifford's death.
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