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    U.S. President Barack Obama points at the crowd as he arrives to speak on the third night at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. July 27, 2016. REUTERS/Mark Kauzlarich  - RTSK06W

    Obama Tramples Trump’s ‘Philosophy’

    Obama Tramples Trump’s ‘Philosophy’

    The first thing I noticed about Barack Obama’s electrifying speech Wednesday night were the first words he spoke. “Hello, America,” he said first, and only after that, “Hello, Democrats.”You may not listen for that sort of thing, but I do. The poi...

    The GOP nominee’s America is a dog-eat-dog junkyard. The president’s America is the opposite—and so is Hillary’s, as he laid out in a thrilling DNC speech.

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    16-month Ethan Jennings grabs a cardboard cutout of the face of Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton as his father Florida delegate Bernard Jennings holds him during the second day session of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Tuesday, July 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    Hillary’s Unappreciated Historic Moment

    Hillary’s Unappreciated Historic Moment

    PHILADELPHIA — All the pieces are in place for Hillary Clinton to capture the magic of her historic nomination, or at least that’s the script being written here in Philadelphia. The Democrats have staged a masterful convention as a preamble for wh...

    She walked through fire to get to the stage this final night of her convention. But the people who benefit most from her rise take her, and her sacrifices, for granted.

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    US Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Dr. Jill Biden exit the stage following the Vice President's address on the third evening session of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 27, 2016. / AFP / SAUL LOEB        (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

    Biden Comes Out Swinging in Last Speech

    Biden Comes Out Swinging in Last Speech

    Jill Biden says her husband was authentic before it was a buzzword, and when Joe Biden talks about “ordinary people like us who do extraordinary things,” it rings true. He would have liked to be his party’s nominee, and we’ll never know if he coul...

    In his final high-profile DNC speech, Biden played the hits of his storied political career—even harking back to a 2012 jab, calling Donald Trump’s message ‘a bunch of malarkey.’

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    U.S. President Barack Obama points at the crowd as he arrives to speak on the third night at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. July 27, 2016. REUTERS/Mark Kauzlarich  - RTSK06W

    Obama Tramples Trump’s ‘Philosophy’

    Obama Tramples Trump’s ‘Philosophy’

    The first thing I noticed about Barack Obama’s electrifying speech Wednesday night were the first words he spoke. “Hello, America,” he said first, and only after that, “Hello, Democrats.”You may not listen for that sort of thing, but I do. The poi...

    The GOP nominee’s America is a dog-eat-dog junkyard. The president’s America is the opposite—and so is Hillary’s, as he laid out in a thrilling DNC speech.

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    Democratic Nominee for Vice President Tim Kaine speaks during the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 27, 2016. / AFP / Nicholas Kamm        (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

    Tim Kaine’s Got a Tough Job Ahead

    Tim Kaine’s Got a Tough Job Ahead

    PHILADELPHIA — Tim Kaine was in a tight spot. His Democratic National Committee speaking slot came sandwiched between a series of antipathy-inciting former Republicans and the president of the United States. So he had awkward acts to follow, and—t...

    Hillary and her running mate are trying to court both crabby Bernie supporters and conservatives disillusioned with Trump. Is Kaine the man to pull it off?

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    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S., July 27, 2016.  REUTERS/Carlo Allegri - RTSJZ2Y

    Ask Trump Anything, Racists and Crazies!

    Ask Trump Anything, Racists and Crazies!

    Ask Me Anything…about how wonderful I am.Donald Trump held an Ask Me Anything session on his central subreddit, The_Donald, on Wednesday night, during the Democratic National Convention’s prime-time programming.The premise of these things is, well...

    Instead of a typical ‘Ask Me Anything’ free-for-all, Reddit hosted a tightly controlled production Wednesday night—with even mildly probing questions quickly deleted.

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    Entertainment

    Kristen Stewart and Alicia Cargile out in West Hollywood.

    Kristen Stewart’s Big Gay Milestone

    Kristen Stewart’s Big Gay Milestone

    Kristen Stewart is in love with her girlfriend. She wasn’t “spotted” out with her. They weren’t linked by vaguely sourced people “close to the star” in the pages of Us Weekly. No tabloid reporter called up her mother and then used quotes out of co...

    Telling Elle why she’s decided to discuss her girlfriend publicly, the actress understands what the rest of Hollywood doesn’t: Being loud and proud matters.

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    Oliver: Tim Kaine Is ‘America’s Stepdad’

    Oliver: Tim Kaine Is ‘America’s Stepdad’

    As the clock approaches 1 a.m. on the East Coast Wednesday night, John Oliver came out swinging during Stephen Colbert’s post-DNC live show. And he didn’t want to talk about Joe Biden or Barack Obama. No, Oliver is “all about Tim Kaine.”“Where are...

    The two Daily Show alums came together on Wednesday night’s live Late Show to break down the DNC.

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    ‘Stephen Colbert’ Is Back—For Good

    ‘Stephen Colbert’ Is Back—For Good

    Stephen Colbert made a “big announcement” Wednesday night about his alter ego “Stephen Colbert.”Last week, during the Republican National Convention, the conservative pundit character made his first public appearance since saying goodbye to the wo...

    The “Stephen Colbert” from “The Colbert Report” returned to “The Late Show” Wednesday night—defying the wishes of “corporate lawyers.”

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    Keegan-Michael Key, a cast member in "Don't Think Twice," is interviewed at the premiere of the film during the Los Angeles Film Festival at the ArcLight Culver City on Monday, June 6, 2016, in Culver City, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

    Keegan-Michael Key Nails Obama and Trump

    Keegan-Michael Key Nails Obama and Trump

    Despite what you may have heard, Key and Peele did not “break up.”Nearly one year after Key & Peele ended its five-year run on Comedy Central, fans are still coming up to Keegan-Michael Key and telling him how sad they are that he “broke up” w...

    The comedian and star of new film “Don’t Think Twice” speaks with The Daily Beast about Obama, Trump, and the future of “Key & Peele.”

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    Oliver: Tim Kaine Is ‘America’s Stepdad’

    Oliver: Tim Kaine Is ‘America’s Stepdad’

    As the clock approaches 1 a.m. on the East Coast Wednesday night, John Oliver came out swinging during Stephen Colbert’s post-DNC live show. And he didn’t want to talk about Joe Biden or Barack Obama. No, Oliver is “all about Tim Kaine.”“Where are...

    The two Daily Show alums came together on Wednesday night’s live Late Show to break down the DNC.

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    Daily Show: Our Election Is Embarrassing

    Daily Show: Our Election Is Embarrassing

    Now that the Republican National Convention is over and we are more than halfway through the Democratic National Convention, The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah decided to take a look at America’s two general election candidates side by side. And when he...

    On night three of the DNC, The Daily Show’s’ Trevor Noah explains why there’s really only one option in 2016.

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    Actress Sigourney Weaver speaks during day three of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 27, 2016. / AFP / Nicholas Kamm        (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

    Sigourney: Trump Will Kill Planet Earth

    Sigourney: Trump Will Kill Planet Earth

    PHILADELPHIA — Actress Sigourney Weaver has already basically played Hillary Clinton on TV—and at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Wednesday night, she urged her fans and fellow Americans to help put Clinton in the White House...

    Kinda like our very own Alien.

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    Stranger Things

    The Best References in ‘Stranger Things’

    The Best References in ‘Stranger Things’

    Netflix’s Stranger Things is the word-of-mouth TV hit of the summer, an infectiously creepy mix of ’80s nostalgia, Amblinesque wonder, and sci-fi horror. Part of the fun of the series is recognizing its many, many—seriously, so many—loving homages...

    Matt and Ross Duffer’s cult hit is packed with references to the most beloved genre films of the ’80s. Here, see side-by-side shot comparisons with the brilliant Netflix series.

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    Daily Show: Our Election Is Embarrassing

    Daily Show: Our Election Is Embarrassing

    Now that the Republican National Convention is over and we are more than halfway through the Democratic National Convention, The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah decided to take a look at America’s two general election candidates side by side. And when he...

    On night three of the DNC, The Daily Show’s’ Trevor Noah explains why there’s really only one option in 2016.

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    World News

    A general view shows the dammage at the Omar bin Abdaziz hospital in the Maadi district of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo after a barrel bomb struck just outside during government air raids on rebel-held districts of the city on July 16, 2016.  Air raids on rebel-held districts of Syria's battleground second city of Aleppo killed at least 21 civilians including children, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

    Assad’s Sick Strategy Bombing Hospitals

    Assad’s Sick Strategy Bombing Hospitals

    ISTANBUL — After destroying six Aleppo medical facilities over the weekend, the Syrian regime of Bashar al Assad regime has unveiled its strategy for the besieged city.In other areas its policy has been summed up as “submit or starve.”In Aleppo, i...

    The Syrian regime is doing everything it can to make life harder to hold onto in rebel-controlled parts of Aleppo.

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    Members of French special police forces of Research and Intervention Brigade (BRI) are seen during a raid after a hostage-taking in the church in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray near Rouen in Normandy, France, July 26, 2016. A priest was killed with a knife and another hostage seriously wounded in an attack on a church that was carried out by assailants linked to Islamic State.

    ISIS Kills Priest as the World Goes Mad

    ISIS Kills Priest as the World Goes Mad

    PARIS — On Tuesday,  two men burst into a church in bucolic Normandy during morning mass. They took five people hostage, slit the throat of the aged priest, and stabbed nearly to death one of the parishioners before, finally, the police killed the...

    Every day, there’s a fresh atrocity, from jihadists attacking a church in France to gun rampages in the U.S.—and there are patterns to the madness.

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    VLADIVOSTOK, RUSSIAN FEDERATION:  Russian President Vladimir Putin watches the Mobility 2004 military manoeuvres at the Sergeevsky training ground, near Vladivostok, 23 June 2004. Putin is in Russia's Far East, overseeing military exercises aimed at preventing local attacks just like the one staged by rebels in Ingushetia 22 June 2004. Ivanov, admitted during the exercises "that our military preparedness has to be more intense - for now it is not yet at the required level." AFP PHOTO / MIKHAIL KLIMENTIEV / GAZETA  (Photo credit should read MIKHAIL KLIMENTIEV/AFP/Getty Images)

    Russia’s Record of Wicked Leaks

    Russia’s Record of Wicked Leaks

    Lord Byron observed, in skewering one of his favorite poetic targets of derision, that while the English have no word so good as the French longueurs to describe tedious, uninterrupted stretches of writing, they nevertheless “have the thing.” Simi...

    Russia’s intelligence services have a long history of mingling sinister fiction with shards of fact and leaking through third parties to cover their tracks.

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    Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with leaders of political parties, presented at the State Duma, the lower house of parliament, in Moscow, Russia, July 14, 2016.

    FBI: Russia No. 1 Suspect in DNC Hack

    FBI: Russia No. 1 Suspect in DNC Hack

    The FBI suspects that Russian government hackers breached the networks of the Democratic National Committee and stole emails that were posted to the anti-secrecy site WikiLeaks on Friday. It’s an operation that several U.S. officials now suspect w...

    Did the Russian government hack the DNC to bring down Clinton? That’s the view quickly emerging inside American intelligence and law enforcement agencies.

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    Members of French special police forces of Research and Intervention Brigade (BRI) are seen during a raid after a hostage-taking in the church in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray near Rouen in Normandy, France, July 26, 2016. A priest was killed with a knife and another hostage seriously wounded in an attack on a church that was carried out by assailants linked to Islamic State.

    ISIS Kills Priest as the World Goes Mad

    ISIS Kills Priest as the World Goes Mad

    PARIS — On Tuesday,  two men burst into a church in bucolic Normandy during morning mass. They took five people hostage, slit the throat of the aged priest, and stabbed nearly to death one of the parishioners before, finally, the police killed the...

    Every day, there’s a fresh atrocity, from jihadists attacking a church in France to gun rampages in the U.S.—and there are patterns to the madness.

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    Russian doping whistleblower Yuliya Stepanova who runs under a neutral flag leaves the track after suffering an injury in a women's 800m heat during the European Athletics Championships in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Wednesday, July 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

    Olympics Surrenders Integrity to Russia

    Olympics Surrenders Integrity to Russia

    The International Olympic Committee just cast a devastating shadow over its own showpiece event that will linger long after the world’s athletes return home from Rio.Faced with a clear-cut case of institutionalized, systematic cheating, the IOC wa...

    Deplorable Olympic bosses have tainted the legacy of the entire sporting movement by failing to stand up to Russia’s blatant cheating.

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    When Graham Greene Lied About My Mom

    When Graham Greene Lied About My Mom

    When Graham Greene Lied About My Mom

    I had to know the risks my mother and her lover—my father—were taking in Saigon: laughing together in a jeep with balloons, living together though the Foreign Office forbade it, making love with an armed guard posted outside his official residence...

    In ‘The Quiet American,’ Graham Greene lied about my diplomat parents and other innocents.

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    How the Lost Girls of Panama Disappeared

    How the Lost Girls of Panama Disappeared

    This is the first in a three-part investigation into what may have been a savage crime or a tragic accident. In addition to a trove of documents and photographs revealing hitherto unexamined aspects of the case, The Daily Beast has consulted sever...

    The mysterious deaths of two young tourists in Panama puzzled examiners and shocked nations on both sides of the Atlantic; now secretly leaked documents could reveal what happened.

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    Russian doping whistleblower Yuliya Stepanova who runs under a neutral flag leaves the track after suffering an injury in a women's 800m heat during the European Athletics Championships in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Wednesday, July 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

    Olympics Surrenders Integrity to Russia

    Olympics Surrenders Integrity to Russia

    The International Olympic Committee just cast a devastating shadow over its own showpiece event that will linger long after the world’s athletes return home from Rio.Faced with a clear-cut case of institutionalized, systematic cheating, the IOC wa...

    Deplorable Olympic bosses have tainted the legacy of the entire sporting movement by failing to stand up to Russia’s blatant cheating.

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    U.S.

    Shanavia Miller beat her teen daughter Nia Green, posts video to Facebook

    Hitting Kids Is No Way to Protect Them

    Hitting Kids Is No Way to Protect Them

    I was raised by people who didn’t like to repeat themselves. If a child was told to do something—wash the dishes, finish your dinner, or even shut the screen door lest the flies get in—you did not ask questions. There was no excuse for leaving the...

    “Spare the rod and spoil the child” is an awful lie that deserves to die.

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    Police watch on as a man participates in a protest in Union Square after Baltimore Police Officer Caesar Goodson Jr. was acquitted of all charges for his involvement in the death of Freddie Gray in the Manhattan borough of New York, U.S., June 23, 2016.  REUTERS/Andrew Kelly  - RTX2HVJ4

    The System That Failed Freddie Gray

    The System That Failed Freddie Gray

    We were told to trust the system. It has been 15 months since Freddie Gray suffered a devastating spinal injury in the back of a Baltimore city police metal-lined van when he was taken on a “rough ride” without a seat belt. Gray lingered in a coma...

    The failed prosecutions prove that the burden of proof is extraordinary when members of law enforcement are involved. The bar is higher, because we raised it.

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    Entrepreneurship

    Cash-Starved Startups See Some Daylight

    Cash-Starved Startups See Some Daylight

    Entrepreneurs perhaps never have been more celebrated in American culture than they are today. But that popularity is at odds with a startling long-term trend: The U.S. economy has been getting less entrepreneurial for decades. From 1977 to 2013, ...

    In the wake of the Great Recession, seed money for entrepreneurs has mostly gone to a very few locations, but the good news is that this is beginning to change. A little.

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    Shanavia Miller beat her teen daughter Nia Green, posts video to Facebook

    Hitting Kids Is No Way to Protect Them

    Hitting Kids Is No Way to Protect Them

    I was raised by people who didn’t like to repeat themselves. If a child was told to do something—wash the dishes, finish your dinner, or even shut the screen door lest the flies get in—you did not ask questions. There was no excuse for leaving the...

    “Spare the rod and spoil the child” is an awful lie that deserves to die.

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    BLM Hipster

    Hipster Tears Down Pro-Cop Ribbons

    Hipster Tears Down Pro-Cop Ribbons

    A hipster hairstylist cut off more than he could chew when he tore down several blue ribbons on Staten Island honoring police.Stephen Varvaro was captured on video by a motorist on Tuesday who posted the footage of the twentysomething bearded barb...

    Stephen Varvaro went wild on Staten Island, yelling “f**k blue lives!” and arguing with a passerby who defended men and women in uniform.

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    The American Dream Is on the Ropes

    The American Dream Is on the Ropes

    The United States has long been characterized as a land of opportunity—a place where hard work and ingenuity allow a person to rise, a place where merit trumps birth status. But Americans are increasingly skeptical that life will be better for the...

    The U.S. is increasingly a country of disparities, in which some areas have rebounded from the recession while others remain savaged by poverty and joblessness.

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    Tech + Health

    Khloe Kardashian suggests using vitamin E in your vagina

    Kardashian Vagina Oil Is a Bad Idea

    Kardashian Vagina Oil Is a Bad Idea

    When celebrities and bloggers tell you to do something unusual to your vagina, don’t.Steaming it, like Gwyneth Paltrow, is a bad idea, as is contouring your vulva with an electrical current. You shouldn’t waste your money on a trendy “yoni massage...

    Koko is telling her young female followers to moisturize their ‘vaginal lining’ with Vitamin E. Definitely do not do this.

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    Tech's Not Our God. Or Our Devil.

    Tech’s Not Our God. Or Our Devil.

    Tech’s Not Our God. Or Our Devil.

    On July 8, 2015, as I was in the midst of working on this book, United Airlines suffered a computer problem and grounded its planes. That same day, the New York Stock Exchange halted trading when its system stopped working properly. The Wall Stree...

    Complex technologies have made our world easier to navigate and infinitely more baffling. The author of ‘Overcomplicated’ walks us down the middle path.

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    EMTs Took Pics with Unconscious Patients

    EMTs Took Pics with Unconscious Patients

    Two paramedics from Okaloosa County, Florida, were arrested on Thursday under several felony charges, stemming from a “selfie war” using patients, many of whom were unconscious, intubated, or sedated. Christopher Wimmer, 33, turned himself in foll...

    Two Florida paramedics face felony charges after engaging in a ‘selfie war,’ where they competed to get photos with patients inside ambulances.

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    B2GPX3 Pro-choice protest group opposing bill lowering limit for abortions being brought down by four weeks to 20 weeks.. Image shot 2008. Exact date unknown.

    GOP’s Despicable Fetal Cremation Laws

    GOP’s Despicable Fetal Cremation Laws

    Striking down abortion restrictions is a game of whack-a-mole: Courts can declare some of them unconstitutional but, inevitably, more laws will pop up.Now, in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision in Whole Woman’s Health, which struck down sign...

    Instead of standard medical waste disposal, GOP lawmakers are pushing for fetal tissue to be buried or cremated.

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    Tech's Not Our God. Or Our Devil.

    Tech’s Not Our God. Or Our Devil.

    Tech’s Not Our God. Or Our Devil.

    On July 8, 2015, as I was in the midst of working on this book, United Airlines suffered a computer problem and grounded its planes. That same day, the New York Stock Exchange halted trading when its system stopped working properly. The Wall Stree...

    Complex technologies have made our world easier to navigate and infinitely more baffling. The author of ‘Overcomplicated’ walks us down the middle path.

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    A woman rides in a water chute.

    ‘Heat Dome’ to Fry the U.S.?

    ‘Heat Dome’ to Fry the U.S.?

    The term “heat dome” is only the latest in a newly adopted lexicon of apocalyptic weather terminology, along with polar vortex and arctic death spiral.While these words are meteorologically-accurate and describe real weather phenomena, they are be...

    We’ve got a new word for your apocalyptic weather dictionary.

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    Twitter’s Never Going to Stop Trolls

    Twitter’s Never Going to Stop Trolls

    Milo Yiannopoulos, who pointed his hate mob toward Ghostbusters star Leslie Jones this week, had his Twitter account suspended for life on Tuesday night.He had made a living out of that sort of thing, and that’s deplorable. But Twitter also made a...

    Don’t praise Twitter for one high-profile fix. The rest of us are still screwed.

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    : How AirBnB Tolerates Gay Hate

    Can Airbnb Do More to Fight Gay Hate?

    Can Airbnb Do More to Fight Gay Hate?

    Buddy Fisher wanted a place to stay during Austin’s Pride Festival. Then he got a message from his potential Airbnb host: “No LGBT people, please. I do not support people who are against humanity. Sorry.”Fisher’s experience, first reported by KHOU...

    It bars homophobic hosts on a case-by-case basis, but campaigners argue the home-sharing site could be doing more to protect LGBT guests from discrimination.

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    A woman rides in a water chute.

    ‘Heat Dome’ to Fry the U.S.?

    ‘Heat Dome’ to Fry the U.S.?

    The term “heat dome” is only the latest in a newly adopted lexicon of apocalyptic weather terminology, along with polar vortex and arctic death spiral.While these words are meteorologically-accurate and describe real weather phenomena, they are be...

    We’ve got a new word for your apocalyptic weather dictionary.

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    Arts + Culture

    Equity

    The Truth About Women on Wall Street

    The Truth About Women on Wall Street

    Between Patricia Arquette’s rousing 2015 Oscar acceptance speech and the Sony hacking scandal, which revealed that Jennifer Lawrence was paid less than her male co-stars, Hollywood’s perceived gender problem has become a political lightning rod, w...

    The thriller “Equity”—written, directed and produced by women—aims to show the sexist realities of being hotshot female investment bankers working on Wall Street.

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    MADRID, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 28:  Gorka wears Vans trainers, Lefties trousers, Pull&Bear t-shirt, Cos socks, Rockit coat and Total Vintage sunglasses  on February 28, 2016 in Madrid, Spain.  (Photo by Pablo Cuadra/Getty Images)

    Our Gripping Love Affair With Vans

    Our Gripping Love Affair With Vans

    Is there any item in street fashion more instantly identifiable than a pair of Vans, those canvas-top boat shoes with the insanely grippy soles? Adored by skateboarders, surfers, and hipsters everywhere, they are the essence of timeless simplicity...

    The iconic sneakers may not be exactly unique, but the favored footwear of the surfer set has for decades also beguiled anyone who loves the combo of utility and cool.

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    Prince George

    Prince George Turns 3, Gets Trolled

    Prince George Turns 3, Gets Trolled

    Wow, Prince George’s third birthday turned out to be pretty rough.First came ‘Ice-Cream Gate’, in which Prince George shared some ice cream with family pet Lupo, leading to tweets for the young prince to be thrown in jail “for irresponsible animal...

    An employee of a British government-supported organization took to Facebook to accuse the tot of embodying white privilege.

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    Naked Attraction

    Naked Blind Date Makes U.K. Blush

    Naked Blind Date Makes U.K. Blush

    LONDON — “She absolutely loved your bouncy balls, but on this occasion it’s a ‘No.’”There are probably worse ways to be ditched, but this dumping took place in front of millions of British TV viewers.The balls in question—yes, those kind of balls—...

    Cut the small talk and choose your next partner by studying their naked body—is a new Channel 4 dating show the logical next step in 21st century dating?

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    MADRID, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 28:  Gorka wears Vans trainers, Lefties trousers, Pull&Bear t-shirt, Cos socks, Rockit coat and Total Vintage sunglasses  on February 28, 2016 in Madrid, Spain.  (Photo by Pablo Cuadra/Getty Images)

    Our Gripping Love Affair With Vans

    Our Gripping Love Affair With Vans

    Is there any item in street fashion more instantly identifiable than a pair of Vans, those canvas-top boat shoes with the insanely grippy soles? Adored by skateboarders, surfers, and hipsters everywhere, they are the essence of timeless simplicity...

    The iconic sneakers may not be exactly unique, but the favored footwear of the surfer set has for decades also beguiled anyone who loves the combo of utility and cool.

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    Yahoo Daily Fantasy Sports and Verizon purchase

    Can Yahoo Fantasy Sports Survive?

    Can Yahoo Fantasy Sports Survive?

    When internet behemoth Verizon purchased languishing Baby Boomer traffic hose Yahoo for $4.8 billion on Monday, most wondered why.The purple exclamation point was hemorrhaging cash last quarter—$440 million worth, in fact—after years of failing to...

    The ailing internet giant’s daily fantasy sports league has been exceptionally honest and—not coincidentally—not very lucrative.

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    From Personal Trainer to Star Designer

    From Personal Trainer to Star Designer

    His trio of initials spells out MAP. Then there’s that flexed-bicep-emoji of a middle name. So a résumé boasting both “personal trainer” and “world traveler” seemed assured for Mark Armstrong Peddigrew. Less obvious, perhaps, is the inclusion of “...

    From gym rat to folk music to flea markets—Mark Armstrong Peddigrew’s journey from Rufus Wainwright’s personal trainer to New York’s most badass jewelry designer.

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    Benicio Del Toro poses for a portrait in promotion of his upcoming role in "Sicario" at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival on Friday, Sept. 11, 2015 in Toronto.

    Benicio Del Toro, Beer & Hunter Thompson

    Benicio Del Toro, Beer & Hunter Thompson

    Do you prefer beer in a glass or in a bottle? “Bottle. Just because it’s more convenient. It’s a straight line from the bottle to me. There are no pit stops. No changing of planes.”What is your ideal beer temperature? “Cold. I can drink coffee if ...

    The Academy Award–winning actor talks about drinking beer, Hunter S. Thompson, and hangovers.

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    Yahoo Daily Fantasy Sports and Verizon purchase

    Can Yahoo Fantasy Sports Survive?

    Can Yahoo Fantasy Sports Survive?

    When internet behemoth Verizon purchased languishing Baby Boomer traffic hose Yahoo for $4.8 billion on Monday, most wondered why.The purple exclamation point was hemorrhaging cash last quarter—$440 million worth, in fact—after years of failing to...

    The ailing internet giant’s daily fantasy sports league has been exceptionally honest and—not coincidentally—not very lucrative.

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