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Video Of The Day: The Presidential Sex Scandal That Rocked America

December 19, 1998, was a rough day for the woman that is now one of the front-runners in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. On that day, the House of Representatives approved two articles of impeachment against President Bill Clinton for grievances stemming from his sexual relations with White House intern Monica Lewinsky. His wife, Hillary Clinton, stood by his side.

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49 Fantastic Behind-The-Scenes Photos From The Original Star Wars Trilogy

As the world gears up for the release of the much anticipated The Force Awakens, it’s important to remember where the series came from. From a modern lens, the original trilogy may not seem too impressive, but the films utilized groundbreaking technology and filming techniques that would influence movies for generations. We pay homage to the original trilogy by looking at the Star Wars behind the scenes photos that capture just how groundbreaking the films really were:

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Empire Strikes Back Luke Darth Vader

Behind the scenes of the iconic "I am your father" scene from The Empire Strikes Back.

Alec Guinness Birthday

Cast members celebrate Alec Guinness' birthday on the Tunisian set of A New Hope.

R2d2 And 3cpo

The actors inside the R2D2 and C-3PO costumes—Kenny Baker and Anthony Daniels—actually ended up as enemies in real life. Baker said of Daniels in 2009, "He looked down his nose at me like I was a piece of shit."

Stormtroopers

Rather than hire thousands of extras, Star Wars utilized matte paintings that create an illusion of a real environment.

Hydrating 3cpo

Actor Anthony Daniels came to resent his role as C-3PO, telling People magazine in 1983 that he "would have liked to smash the costume up with a sledgehammer."

Gamorrean

Carrie Fisher poses with a Gamorrean guard, one of Jabba the Hutt's lackeys, on the set of Return Of The Jedi.

Filming At Ats

Inspired by Paraceratherium, the largest land mammal in history, AT-ATs were filmed using stop-motion animation that produced their mechanical gait.

Hoth

Despite freezing temperatures during filming in Norway, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill enjoy a laugh.

Obi Wan Kenobi

Prior to joining the cast of Star Wars, Alec Guinness was a renowned theater actor. Though he referred to the script as "fairy tale rubbish," he would go on to call A New Hope a "staggering spectacle" after his first viewing of the film.

Dagobah

Although Dagobah appears to be an Amazonian landscape, these scenes were captured entirely in a London studio.

Chewbacca And R2d2

The actors behind Chewbacca and R2D2 take a break onset.

Darth Vader And Luke Skywalker

Luke Skywalker's epic fall was, in reality, broken by a pile of mattresses.

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Carrie Fisher and her body double get some sun in between shots.

Warwick Davis

At 12 years old, Warwick Davis was the youngest cast member for Return Of The Jedi, where he played the Ewok Wicket.

Shooting Millennium Falcon

The Millennium Falcon, looking slightly less high-tech than usual.

Helping Up 3CPO

The suit used for C-3PO was notoriously clunky, which made movement and communication incredibly difficult for actor Anthony Daniels. Here, Harrison Ford helps up his immobile colleague.

Carrie Fisher And Stormtroopers

Princess Leia fails to take her captors seriously.

Carrie Fisher Napping

Carrie Fisher enjoys a nap during filming of The Empire Strikes Back.

Bantha

A rare shot of a Tusken Raider without his mask.

Lint Brushing Darth Vader

A costume designer puts the finishing touches on Darth Vader's outfit.

Extras

Extras from A New Hope's Mos Eisley Cantina scene pose for a photograph.

Behind The Scenes Of Star Wars

A behind the scenes look at one of Return Of The Jedi's climactic battles.

Luke Held Captive By Wampa

Mark Hamill endures a less than comfortable position while filming the scene in which he is held captive by a Wampa, during the opening scenes of The Empire Strikes Back.

Behind The Scenes Star Wars

A classic walk'n'talk shot, decades before The West Wing made it a cliche.

Boba Fett

Boba Fett, looking slightly less threatening without the helmet.

Boba Fett And Darth Vader

Director Irvin Kershner poses with some of the bad guys from The Empire Strikes Back.

Kissing Vader

An intimate moment between director and star.

Carrie Fisher

Princess Leia's gold bikini became a nerd fantasy staple following its appearance in Return Of The Jedi.

Cloud City

An unoccupied shot of the carbonite freezing machine.

Directing

George Lucas gives some direction to Anthony Daniels.

Empire Strikes Back

At least we have proof that Carrie Fisher shot first.

Empire Strikes Back Behind The Scenes

Billy Dee Williams enjoys a coffee between takes.

George Lucas Star Wars

George Lucas has a quick pow wow with his stars between takes on The Empire Strikes Back.

Harrison Ford

Harrison Ford, taking a break from trying to fix that pesky hyperdrive.

Having A Laugh

The cast goof off between takes.

The Making Of Star Wars 20

Behind the scenes of Luke's first meeting with the droids.

In The Shade

Anthony Daniels struggles to not be cooked in his suit by the unforgiving sun.

Making Of Star Wars

"Excuse me Mr. Lucas, that was my turkey club."

Kenny Baker R2d2

Kenny Baker enjoys a breath of fresh air.

Mark Hamill Carrie Fisher

Princess Leia, delighted to be rescued from the exploding sail barge.

Moon Of Endor

The cast and crew take a moment in the bushes.

Sandwich

Kenny Baker enjoys a sandwich while still in costume as R2D2.

Scared

We're pretty sure this scene didn't make the cut.

Star Wars

Another revealing shot of Luke and Vader's epic battle in The Empire Strikes Back.

Star Wars Lightsaber Battle

The disappointing real-life lightsabers.

Taking A Break

Carrie Fisher takes a break from all that running around.

Visit From The Muppets

Yoda and Mark Hamill get a visit from the Muppets while shooting The Empire Strikes Back.

Who Shot First

Years later, this scene in which Han most definitely shot first would be subject to the most controversial re-edit in movie history.

Wookie

A young Warwick Davis bewitches Carrie Fisher on the set of Return Of The Jedi.

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What Would The Boston Tea Party Revolutionaries Make Of The Modern Tea Party Movement?

On the 242nd anniversary of the Boston Tea Party, let’s investigate the similarities the Tea Party of today has to their historical namesake.

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One of today’s Tea Party members, in full gear. Image Source: Chris Maddaloni

Since at least 2009, American politics has been on a roller coaster ride of public demonstrations and angry shouting matches. The public face of the left’s more vocal contingent has been the Occupy movement, which has helped bring popularity to Democrats like Bernie Sanders. On the right, meanwhile, are those who identify as Tea Partiers, an equally controversial group which skews heavily to the political right.

The Tea Party movement deliberately positions itself as a modern incarnation of the Boston Tea Party of the 1770s, whose famous tea-chucking incident took place 242 years ago today. But just how close are the modern Tea Partiers to their historical role models?

How Did Jesus Become White?

Just how did we end up with a white Jesus? It’s a longer story than you’d think.

White Jesus

A white Jesus ascends to heaven. Image Source: Flickr

Jesus has been the object of veneration and worship in the West for nearly 2,000 years, to the point that his mildest utterances (correctly attributed or not) have occasionally formed the basis of whole religious movements. As Jesus’ following spread over time — sometimes via devoted missionary work and sometimes by comparatively less saintly methods — people across multiple societies have cast images of Jesus in their image.

Doing that is relatively easy since, believe it or not, the Bible contains no description of Jesus’ physical appearance. We do, however, know a thing or two about demographics, which means that if Jesus did exist where and when the Bible says he did, he certainly was not white. And yet today, we envision him as just that. Why?

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