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    Trump Dominatrix

    Trump Is A Professional Dominatrix

    Trump Is A Professional Dominatrix

    The image stains and intrudes like a telltale bite mark after a wild night. Mitt Romney, former Donald Trump detractor, breaking bread (or crab cakes, which is what billionaires must eat instead of bread) with a man he once called a phony and a fr...

    From Mitt Romney to Little Marco, Trump’s former detractors and rivals are submitting themselves to public degradation, scraping and bowing for his favor—and they seem to kinda like it.

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    Obama Russia Probe Hacks Hawks' Hearts

    Obama Russia Probe Hacks Hawks' Hearts

    As one of his last acts in office, President Obama will do something he’s rarely done: please Republicans. The president’s decision to ask American intelligence agencies for a report on the hacking attacks connected to the presidential election—in...

    After nearly eight years in office, President Obama finally did something to make defense hawks happy … ish.

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    Trump exec producer of Apprentice

    NBC Gets Back in Bed With Trump

    NBC Gets Back in Bed With Trump

    Donald Trump’s messy divorce from NBC turned out to be a trial separation.In June 2015, the network announced to much fanfare that it was immediately “ending its business relationship” with then-Republican presidential candidate Trump due to his “...

    Calling Mexicans rapists was too much for the network, which cut ties with him last year, but now they’re OK with him being executive producer of ‘Celebrity Apprentice.’

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    Trump Dominatrix

    Trump Is A Professional Dominatrix

    Trump Is A Professional Dominatrix

    The image stains and intrudes like a telltale bite mark after a wild night. Mitt Romney, former Donald Trump detractor, breaking bread (or crab cakes, which is what billionaires must eat instead of bread) with a man he once called a phony and a fr...

    From Mitt Romney to Little Marco, Trump’s former detractors and rivals are submitting themselves to public degradation, scraping and bowing for his favor—and they seem to kinda like it.

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    Complaints against Carl's Jr. and Hardee's

    Trump’s Pick Swamped With Labor Lawsuits

    Trump’s Pick Swamped With Labor Lawsuits

    Donald Trump picked a fox to guard the American worker’s hen house. On Thursday, the president-elect tapped Andrew Puzder, chief executive of CKE Restaurants, owner fast-food chains Carl's Jr. and Hardee’s, as his choice to be his administr...

    The CEO of CKE Restaurants is still litigating various class-action lawsuits involving employee wages and treatment.

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    Donald Trump

    Unions See Through Trump’s Sham

    Unions See Through Trump’s Sham

    Donald Trump, the supposed voice for the forgotten man who descended from his gold-encrusted New York City shrine to speak to the American voter who had been left behind, bullied a union boss by name on Wednesday night.“Chuck Jones, who is Preside...

    The self-proclaimed friend of the working man earned some points for helping save Carrier jobs, but when a labor boss told the truth about it, he got attacked. Fellow unions vow soli...

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    Entertainment

    Bryan Cranston as Trump's DEA Chief Walter White on 'SNL.'

    SNL’s Trump: Walter White Is DEA Chief

    SNL’s Trump: Walter White Is DEA Chief

    This week, the news broke that President-elect Donald Trump will remain an executive producer and profit participant on the NBC reality series The Apprentice while serving in office. Trump is reported to have regularly harassed contestants on the ...

    The great Bryan Cranston cameoed as his iconic ‘Breaking Bad’ character during ‘Saturday Night Live’s’ cold open this week. There will be drugs.

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    Cruz Beckham

    Cruz Beckham’s Saccharine New Xmas Song

    Cruz Beckham’s Saccharine New Xmas Song

    Cruz Beckham, the 11-year-old son of David and Victoria Beckham, has a lovely singing voice. You wouldn’t be at all surprised if he was given a solo in the school play.And followers of the brand Beckham behemoth are already well aware of Cruz’s vo...

    Posh Spice’s 11-year-old son has released a single just in time for the holidays—and haters in the UK are accusing his parents of exploiting their family brand.

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    Trump exec producer of Apprentice

    NBC Gets Back in Bed With Trump

    NBC Gets Back in Bed With Trump

    Donald Trump’s messy divorce from NBC turned out to be a trial separation.In June 2015, the network announced to much fanfare that it was immediately “ending its business relationship” with then-Republican presidential candidate Trump due to his “...

    Calling Mexicans rapists was too much for the network, which cut ties with him last year, but now they’re OK with him being executive producer of ‘Celebrity Apprentice.’

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    Marcus Mumford: Trump Win ‘Totally Mad’

    Marcus Mumford: Trump Win ‘Totally Mad’

    “It was interesting how quiet the American entertainment industry went during the election,” muses Marcus Mumford. “Now, it’s a lot louder.”The Mumford & Sons frontman is phoning me from a small town in what he calls “Trumpland, Oklahoma,” whe...

    The Mumford & Sons frontman and the outspoken rapper/actor talk collaborating together, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and the election of Donald Trump.

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    Cruz Beckham

    Cruz Beckham’s Saccharine New Xmas Song

    Cruz Beckham’s Saccharine New Xmas Song

    Cruz Beckham, the 11-year-old son of David and Victoria Beckham, has a lovely singing voice. You wouldn’t be at all surprised if he was given a solo in the school play.And followers of the brand Beckham behemoth are already well aware of Cruz’s vo...

    Posh Spice’s 11-year-old son has released a single just in time for the holidays—and haters in the UK are accusing his parents of exploiting their family brand.

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    Meyers Dismantles Trump’s Carrier Deal

    Meyers Dismantles Trump’s Carrier Deal

    This past week, President-elect Donald Trump took a “victory lap” in Indiana after his transition team announced a deal he had struck with Carrier parent company United Technologies Corp. that would keep a certain number of factory jobs in the U.S...

    The ‘Late Night’ host took a much-needed ‘closer look’ at Donald Trump’s flawed jobs deal with Carrier.

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    Stephen Colbert on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Monday Sept. 28, 2015 on the CBS Television Network. Photo: John Paul Filo/CBS ©2015CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved

    How Colbert Trumped Fallon Online

    How Colbert Trumped Fallon Online

    There is a new “Digital King of Late Night” on the scene. And his first name isn’t Jimmy.According to the second annual study of late-night streaming viewership by the analytics firm Jumpshot, Stephen Colbert had the largest share of the online vi...

    This insane political year helped push Stephen Colbert’s ‘Late Show’ ahead of Jimmy Fallon’s ‘Tonight Show’ in late night’s streaming war.

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    Tomi Lahren seen at Politicon 2016 at The Pasadena Convention Center on Saturday, June 25, 2016, in Pasadena, CA. (Photo by Colin Young-Wolff/Invision/AP)

    Tomi Lahren Is Terrible. Period.

    Tomi Lahren Is Terrible. Period.

    On Wednesday, President-elect Donald Trump was named Time’s Person of the Year, a title that has previously been awarded to Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin. And in late November, Trump supporter Tomi Lahren joined past punching bags Chris Christie ...

    ‘The Daily Show’s’ Trevor Noah and radio host Charlamagne Tha God have been fooled. Don’t follow their lead.

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    Meyers Dismantles Trump’s Carrier Deal

    Meyers Dismantles Trump’s Carrier Deal

    This past week, President-elect Donald Trump took a “victory lap” in Indiana after his transition team announced a deal he had struck with Carrier parent company United Technologies Corp. that would keep a certain number of factory jobs in the U.S...

    The ‘Late Night’ host took a much-needed ‘closer look’ at Donald Trump’s flawed jobs deal with Carrier.

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    World News

    Poland Downplays the Holocaust, Fires the Director of its Culture Center in Berlin

    Warsaw’s History Whitewash

    Warsaw’s History Whitewash

    BERLIN — She didn’t even get to say goodbye to her colleagues.Katarzyna Wielga-Skolimowska was given 24 hours to clear out her office, until the end of the month to vacate her flat, and is forbidden to talk to the press about any of it.The elegant...

    The firing of the Polish Institute director in Berlin has drawn attention to the way Warsaw is fine-tuning a tragic history: less about Jewish victims, more about Polish ones.

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    The Dutch Uphold Law on Trumpspeak, Convict Wilders for Inciting Hate

    Wilders Convicted for Hatespeak

    Wilders Convicted for Hatespeak

    AMSTERDAM—It was a very Trumpian moment years before Donald Trump was PEOTUS, or even close. In fact, he played no direct role in it. But it tells you a lot about why and how his message has such surprising reach in what we previously thought were...

    Rarely has a convict been so pleased. Wilders gets to play the victim while building his fan base among bigots in the U.S. as well as the Netherlands.

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    Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a meeting with journalists at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia November 23, 2016.

    Putin’s Plan Spooks Russian Businesses

    Putin’s Plan Spooks Russian Businesses

    MOSCOW—A young entrepreneur named Vladimir Khrykov listened attentively to every word President Vladimir Putin said last week in his address to Russia’s Federal Assembly. And the 30-year-old was hugely disappointed by what he heard.For Khrykov, wh...

    Business owners and foreign investors are expressing doubts about Vladimir Putin’s plan to fix Russia’s economy even as the Kremlin celebrates a big oil deal.

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    March to Aleppo

    A Suicidal Civil March to Aleppo?

    A Suicidal Civil March to Aleppo?

    With more than 50 residents being killed per day by everything from airstrikes to barrel bombs to chemical gas, Syria’s Aleppo is not a city most people living in the safety of western Europe would seek to visit at the present time.Yet that is exa...

    A group of peace campaigners plans to march 2,000 miles from Europe to the center of a war zone.

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    The Dutch Uphold Law on Trumpspeak, Convict Wilders for Inciting Hate

    Wilders Convicted for Hatespeak

    Wilders Convicted for Hatespeak

    AMSTERDAM—It was a very Trumpian moment years before Donald Trump was PEOTUS, or even close. In fact, he played no direct role in it. But it tells you a lot about why and how his message has such surprising reach in what we previously thought were...

    Rarely has a convict been so pleased. Wilders gets to play the victim while building his fan base among bigots in the U.S. as well as the Netherlands.

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    Pope Francis waves as he arrives to lead his Wednesday general audience in Paul VI hall at the Vatican November 23, 2016.

    Why the Pope Compares Fake News to Feces

    Why the Pope Compares Fake News to Feces

    ROME — Popular Pope Francis will turn 80 on December 18, and he seems to be getting feistier with age.Although the pope has never been one to mince words, condemning idle gossip, shaming fundamentalism as idolatry, and even questioning president-e...

    His language was Greek, not blunt Anglo-Saxon, but the message was perfectly clear: Scandal-mongering disinformation is crap.

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    Russian Colonel Killed in Aleppo

    Russian Rising Star Killed in Syria

    Russian Rising Star Killed in Syria

    A high-ranking Russian officer, Col. Ruslan Galitsky, who was accused of commanding pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine, has been killed in Aleppo, Syria. Russian President Vladimir Putin personally confirmed the colonel’s death.The Russian...

    Col. Galitsky was set for a major promotion, but got a little too close to the action in the slaughterhouse that is Aleppo.

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    How to Salvage Syria

    How to Salvage Syria

    How to Salvage Syria

    The war in Syria is more straightforward today than it was two years ago. That may sound counterintuitive, but “Syria,” properly speaking, exists now only in name.A near-genocidal policy undertaken by the President Bashar Assad in Damascus has bee...

    Donald Trump wants to smash ISIS. We agree. But he can do so by giving a large number of Syrians what they’ve always wanted: American protection.

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    Pope Francis waves as he arrives to lead his Wednesday general audience in Paul VI hall at the Vatican November 23, 2016.

    Why the Pope Compares Fake News to Feces

    Why the Pope Compares Fake News to Feces

    ROME — Popular Pope Francis will turn 80 on December 18, and he seems to be getting feistier with age.Although the pope has never been one to mince words, condemning idle gossip, shaming fundamentalism as idolatry, and even questioning president-e...

    His language was Greek, not blunt Anglo-Saxon, but the message was perfectly clear: Scandal-mongering disinformation is crap.

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    U.S.

    My Run-In With Ferguson's Arrogant

    My Run-In With Ferguson’s Arrogant PD

    My Run-In With Ferguson’s Arrogant PD

    “Okay, let’s take him.”Within seconds two officers grabbed me, each seizing an arm, and shoved me against the soda dispenser that rested along the front wall of the McDonald’s where I had been eating and working. As I released my clenched hands, m...

    A weekend dispatch to Ferguson was only the beginning of America’s next racial justice movement.

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    When John Glenn Saved Ted Williams’s Life

    When John Glenn Saved Ted Williams

    When John Glenn Saved Ted Williams

    That great American hero, John Glenn, died just days after the 75th anniversary of that great American disaster, Pearl Harbor. The Japanese surprise attack shaped Glenn’s life. It helped make him a hero of what we now call the Greatest Generation ...

    The baseball great and the legendary astronaut were co-pilots during the Korean War—and Glenn’s cool head saved the Hall of Famer during a tense run-in with the enemy.

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    Suspect Nabbed in Boise Student’s Murder

    Suspect Nabbed in Boise Student’s Murder

    Sierra Bush had her whole life ahead of her. A star student who just began her first year at Boise State University, Bush was known for inspiring people to be unashamed of who they are. Fellow students said she made them feel safe.But on Sept. 24,...

    Cops arrest ex-con at a VA hospital in connection with the kidnapping, rape, and murder of Boise State’s Sierra Bush, as friends and family mourn the student who made others feel safe.

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    My Run-In With Ferguson's Arrogant

    My Run-In With Ferguson’s Arrogant PD

    My Run-In With Ferguson’s Arrogant PD

    “Okay, let’s take him.”Within seconds two officers grabbed me, each seizing an arm, and shoved me against the soda dispenser that rested along the front wall of the McDonald’s where I had been eating and working. As I released my clenched hands, m...

    A weekend dispatch to Ferguson was only the beginning of America’s next racial justice movement.

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    Complaints against Carl's Jr. and Hardee's

    Trump’s Pick Swamped With Labor Lawsuits

    Trump’s Pick Swamped With Labor Lawsuits

    Donald Trump picked a fox to guard the American worker’s hen house. On Thursday, the president-elect tapped Andrew Puzder, chief executive of CKE Restaurants, owner fast-food chains Carl's Jr. and Hardee’s, as his choice to be his administr...

    The CEO of CKE Restaurants is still litigating various class-action lawsuits involving employee wages and treatment.

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    Company Has No Gay Clients, Sues Anyway

    Company Has No Gay Clients, Sues Anyway

    A Minnesota couple with a video company wants to make it their official policy: Gay couples can take their business elsewhere.Carl and Angel Larsen of St. Cloud are suing the state for the right to deny service to LGBTQ customers. The couple, who ...

    No one asked this anti-gay Minnesota couple to photograph a same-sex wedding. But they’re attacking the state’s human-rights laws, just to be safe.

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    Tech

    Syrian War

    Syrian War Footage Is Now a Video Game

    Syrian War Footage Is Now a Video Game

    One day in late August, a lone Syrian BMP-1—a Soviet-designed cross between a tank and a tracked armored personnel carrier—made its way between the besieged Syrian Air Force Academy and advanced combat positions on the front. Throughout the summer...

    Military footage captured from drones and body cameras has created a new generation of military propaganda auteurs to the point where terrorist videos posted online are as captivatin...

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    Here's How Trump Kills Net Neutrality

    Trump Team Wants to End Net Neutrality

    Trump Team Wants to End Net Neutrality

    Donald Trump has tapped two telecommunications lobbyists to head his FCC transition team. That’s bad news for net neutrality, the policy that says internet service providers must treat all data equally.Last Monday, Trump named Jeffrey Eisenach and...

    The principle that internet service providers should treat data equally was championed by the Obama administration, but corporate lackeys are set to overturn that on the FCC.

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    Fake Facebook News

    I Write Fake News. Here’s What Works.

    I Write Fake News. Here’s What Works.

    At first, I created fake news stories stories that were meant to be head-turning: Hillary sold passport-making machines directly to ISIS. Obama won’t say the words “Radical Islam” because it would break an Islamic Spell he thinks he is protected b...

    Here’s what I learned trapping trending algorithms and the people of Facebook, even when I wasn’t really trying to.

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    Cult of Fitness: When ‘energy’ drinks actually contained radioactive energy

    When ‘Energy’ Drinks Had Real Energy

    When ‘Energy’ Drinks Had Real Energy

    By Timothy J. Jorgensen, Georgetown University Modern life have you feeling frazzled? Flagging a bit as you rush through your day? Maybe you’re one of the millions of consumers who lean on energy drinks to put a little extra pep in your step.Thou...

    Millions of people consume energy drinks every day, but back in the day those drinks were a little more, um, energetic.

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    Here's How Trump Kills Net Neutrality

    Trump Team Wants to End Net Neutrality

    Trump Team Wants to End Net Neutrality

    Donald Trump has tapped two telecommunications lobbyists to head his FCC transition team. That’s bad news for net neutrality, the policy that says internet service providers must treat all data equally.Last Monday, Trump named Jeffrey Eisenach and...

    The principle that internet service providers should treat data equally was championed by the Obama administration, but corporate lackeys are set to overturn that on the FCC.

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    Fake facebook news

    Here’s How to Fix Facebook’s Fake News

    Here’s How to Fix Facebook’s Fake News

    For those of us who (despite a big blow to our confidence) still believe in the power of ideas to generate good, Facebook’s fake news problem should be a lightning rod.Nobody wins in a system that rewards lying. If stories stating that Pope Franci...

    Transparent algorithms and unfiltered newsfeeds may not be enough to fix the digital delivery systems that have made fake news a fixture. What’s needed is a software overhaul.

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    Breeding an Assassination Generation

    Breeding an Assassination Generation

    Imagine your child, or grandchild, or your niece or nephew, or your friend’s child have gone off to school, the mall, or the theater. Hours later, you hear the breaking-news story every parent in the United States fears most: Shooting in Progress....

    There’s a proven correlation between video games and gun violence, yet we still allow our children free access to these games, breeding an assassination generation.

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     Amazon Battles Trolls Over Megyn Kelly

    Amazon Battles Trolls Over Megyn Kelly

    Amazon Battles Trolls Over Megyn Kelly

    The angry online male masses, seen recently mass-downvoting the trailer for Paul Feig’s “Ghostbusters,” Phoebe Robinson’s podcast “So Many White Guys,” and many shows that feature women doing things other than supporting male characters, have turn...

    An online war is taking place over on the Amazon page for Megyn Kelly’s new book, with one-star reviews from Trumpkins popping up and being deleted with lightning speed.

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    Fake facebook news

    Here’s How to Fix Facebook’s Fake News

    Here’s How to Fix Facebook’s Fake News

    For those of us who (despite a big blow to our confidence) still believe in the power of ideas to generate good, Facebook’s fake news problem should be a lightning rod.Nobody wins in a system that rewards lying. If stories stating that Pope Franci...

    Transparent algorithms and unfiltered newsfeeds may not be enough to fix the digital delivery systems that have made fake news a fixture. What’s needed is a software overhaul.

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    Arts + Culture

    Fake News Russia

    Washington Post on ‘Fake News’ Hot Seat

    Washington Post on ‘Fake News’ Hot Seat

    The Washington Post—whose coverage of Watergate four decades ago angered the powers that be, toppled a president, and defined courageous journalism—has unleashed a hornet’s nest of a different sort, one unlikely to earn a Pulitzer Prize.Indeed, Wa...

    At least one of the websites blamed in a story for supposedly circulating Russian propaganda is threatening to sue the storied newspaper.

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    The Play That’s Also an Advice Column

    The Play That’s Also an Advice Column

    The three terrific actors who ask questions of advice columnist Dear Sugar in the Public Theater’s new play Tiny Beautiful Things are a Greek chorus of pain.They feel trapped in marriages, abused by parents, and unable to forgive. As they move slo...

    Adapted from Cheryl Strayed’s book, the Public Theater’s ‘Tiny Beautiful Things’ is a collection of stories that are sometimes moving, often insightful, and occasionally funny.

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    What's next for Prince and Meghan

    Prince Harry’s Toronto Layover Scandal

    Prince Harry’s Toronto Layover Scandal

    Prince Harry looked distinctly bleary-eyed when he showed up Wednesday morning for a long-standing charity fundraiser in the city of London.He couldn’t keep the smile off his face, however, and the reason for his happy dishevelment was a busted se...

    The young royal’s detour, and the lies told about said detour, are only the latest in an escalating war between Kensington Palace and the British media.

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    Jerry Springer: TV Networks Made Trump

    Jerry Springer: TV Networks Made Trump

    It has been a week since CNN President Jeff Zucker received a merciless public thrashing from enraged Republican campaign operatives over his cable network’s conspicuous weakness for all things Donald Trump.But the issues raised by the jeering par...

    Jerry Springer says Donald Trump is the naughty kid at the back of the class who spoke loudest and rudest, as operatives and journalists criticize CNN boss Jeff Zucker for giving Tru...

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    The Play That’s Also an Advice Column

    The Play That’s Also an Advice Column

    The three terrific actors who ask questions of advice columnist Dear Sugar in the Public Theater’s new play Tiny Beautiful Things are a Greek chorus of pain.They feel trapped in marriages, abused by parents, and unable to forgive. As they move slo...

    Adapted from Cheryl Strayed’s book, the Public Theater’s ‘Tiny Beautiful Things’ is a collection of stories that are sometimes moving, often insightful, and occasionally funny.

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    Palin and Beck

    Beck: Has Palin ‘Had a Brain Aneurysm?’

    Beck: Has Palin ‘Had a Brain Aneurysm?’

    “Let me go back, real quick, Sarah Palin. Sincerely, has she had a brain aneurysm?” Glenn Beck asked during his weekly televised staff meeting on his TheBlaze network Monday night. “Because I don’t know what has happened to her.”Such animus goes b...

    Once conservative allies, Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin have split irrevocably over President-elect Donald Trump.

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    Singer Adele holds her six Grammy Awards at the 54th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California February 12, 2012. Soul singer Adele triumphed in her return to music's stage on Sunday, scooping up six Grammys and winning every category in which she was nominated including album of the year for "21" and best record with "Rolling In the Deep."

    Watch Live: 2016 Grammy Nominations

    Watch Live: 2016 Grammy Nominations

    Nominations for the 59th annual Grammy Awards will be announced Tuesday, December 6th. The awards show itself is scheduled for January 12, 2017 and set to be hosted by James Corden.The nominations will be released in two waves, with the noms for ‘...

    The 2016 Grammy Nominations will be presented Tuesday morning by Meghan Trainor and released by the Recording Academy.

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    The Babylon Line

    Learn a Hard Lesson in Relationships

    Learn a Hard Lesson in Relationships

    When the lights first come up on the play The Babylon Line, actor Josh Radnor, alone on stage, looks intently at the audience and says, “The End.”It’s a terrific start for a play that ultimately wants to be about the stories we tell ourselves and ...

    In ‘The Babylon Line,’ Josh Radnor plays a floundering writer teaching an adult ed creative writing class—and maybe finding love.

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    Palin and Beck

    Beck: Has Palin ‘Had a Brain Aneurysm?’

    Beck: Has Palin ‘Had a Brain Aneurysm?’

    “Let me go back, real quick, Sarah Palin. Sincerely, has she had a brain aneurysm?” Glenn Beck asked during his weekly televised staff meeting on his TheBlaze network Monday night. “Because I don’t know what has happened to her.”Such animus goes b...

    Once conservative allies, Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin have split irrevocably over President-elect Donald Trump.

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