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    People march holding signs in support of former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders during a protest outside the 2016 Democratic National Convention, July 25, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

    Moderates Mad as Hell at Both Parties

    Moderates Mad as Hell at Both Parties

    We are moderates. We are also centrists. The terms are not interchangeable. Moderation is an approach to solving problems, not an ideology. Centrism, on the other hand, is a set of principles that describe our political beliefs better than what ei...

    What we have seen at the RNC in Cleveland and are seeing at the DNC in Philadelphia is not centrism, it is not moderation, and it is not working for the country.

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    Delegates from the state of New York react at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S., July 26, 2016. REUTERS/Jim Young - RTSJSN8

    Hillary Officially Nominated at DNC

    Hillary Officially Nominated at DNC

    It’s official: Hillary Clinton is the Democratic Party’s nominee for president. The former secretary of state crossed her required 2,383-delegate threshold during the Democratic National Convention's Tuesday night roll-call vote. Senator Bern...

    First woman ever selected by major party.

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    US Democratic Representative from Florida Alan Grayson listens to a speaker at a press conference against sending additional troops to Afghanistan on Capitol Hill in Washington. President Barack Obama recently announced he will be sending 30,000 more troops to the war-torn country.  AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

    Rep. Grayson Shunned for Abuse Claims

    Rep. Grayson Shunned for Abuse Claims

    PHILADELPHIA — Progressive groups rescinded their endorsement of Rep. Alan Grayson in Florida’s Democratic Senate primary on Tuesday, a major blow to the progressive firebrand’s chances after domestic abuse allegations surfaced against him.Grayson...

    Rep. Alan Grayson’s biggest backers as a would-be challenger for Marco Rubio’s Senate seat have rescinded their endorsements after reports of alleged abuse.

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    People march holding signs in support of former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders during a protest outside the 2016 Democratic National Convention, July 25, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

    Moderates Mad as Hell at Both Parties

    Moderates Mad as Hell at Both Parties

    We are moderates. We are also centrists. The terms are not interchangeable. Moderation is an approach to solving problems, not an ideology. Centrism, on the other hand, is a set of principles that describe our political beliefs better than what ei...

    What we have seen at the RNC in Cleveland and are seeing at the DNC in Philadelphia is not centrism, it is not moderation, and it is not working for the country.

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    Delegates hold up signs on Day 1 of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 25, 2016.  / AFP / Brendan Smialowski        (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

    Hil Plans to Shush Berniacs

    Hil Plans to Shush Berniacs

    After multiple episodes of Bernie Sanders delegates booing high-profile Democrats at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia this week, the Hillary Clinton campaign isn’t taking any chances during the roll call of states Tuesday night, ...

    In an email to Clinton’s California delegation, a Clinton staffer outlined a plan to drown out any sounds of dissent from unruly Bernie fans.

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    A supporter of former Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders wears tape across her mouth in protest on the floor at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. July 25, 2016.

    Berniacs Don't Care If Russia Hacked DNC

    Berniacs Don't Care If Russia Hacked DNC

    PHILADELPHIA — Bernie Sanders’ most ardent supporters couldn’t care less about Vladimir Putin’s alleged role in the hack of Democratic National Committee emails that suggest the primary was rigged in favor of Hillary Clinton.They’re fuming over th...

    Die-hard Bernie Sanders supporters aren’t too concerned over whether or not Russia and Vladimir Putin leaked the DNC’s emails.

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    Entertainment

    Elizabeth Banks Trolls Trump at DNC

    Elizabeth Banks Trolls Trump at DNC

    Last week, nearly every single late-night host—along with the ladies of The View—opened their respective shows by mocking Donald Trump’s dramatic, fog-fueled “We Are the Champions” entrance at the Republican National Convention. But actress Elizab...

    The ‘Hunger Games’ star compared Donald Trump to her character, Effie Trinket, from the DNC stage on Tuesday.

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    Black Panther Will Reflect Black America

    Black Panther Will Reflect Black America

    This year at Comic-Con the massive crowds spilling across downtown San Diego were peppered with shirts emblazoned with three deafening words, in a banner year for diversity at the pop culture conference: “Black Heroes Matter.”After spending a whir...

    The acclaimed star of ‘Get on Up’ discusses his upcoming turn as the first black superhero headliner in the MCU and how the film will reflect the current cultural zeitgeist.

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    Weiner to Berniacs: ‘Stop Complaining!’

    Weiner to Berniacs: ‘Stop Complaining!’

    If there is anyone who knows what it’s like to have his private communications become suddenly public, it is Anthony Weiner. That made the former Democratic congressman, who is also married to one of Hillary Clinton’s top aides, the perfect guest ...

    The former Democratic congressman emerged on night one of the DNC to call for party unity on ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.’

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    Sam Bee: How Roger Ailes Got Screwed

    Sam Bee: How Roger Ailes Got Screwed

    There is so much news happening right now that the best part of Monday night’s Full Frontal with Samantha Bee did not even air on television.With the Democratic National Convention underway in Philadelphia, Samantha Bee strangely decided to keep h...

    The ‘Full Frontal’ host couldn’t help but get in one last jab at Roger Ailes, who resigned from Fox News in disgrace last week.

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    Black Panther Will Reflect Black America

    Black Panther Will Reflect Black America

    This year at Comic-Con the massive crowds spilling across downtown San Diego were peppered with shirts emblazoned with three deafening words, in a banner year for diversity at the pop culture conference: “Black Heroes Matter.”After spending a whir...

    The acclaimed star of ‘Get on Up’ discusses his upcoming turn as the first black superhero headliner in the MCU and how the film will reflect the current cultural zeitgeist.

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    Last Chance U

    Netflix Goes Inside College Football

    Netflix Goes Inside College Football

    Winning on the field is a feat far easier than winning off it in Last Chance U, Netflix’s promising first foray into episodic sports documentaries. In its maiden six-episode season (premiering July 29 on the streaming platform), director Greg Whit...

    A coach tasked with turning his talented, troubled players into pro-ready athletes. Teenagers striving to reach their football dreams. Welcome to Netflix’s ‘Last Chance U.’

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    Whoopi Goldberg

    Whoopi Defends Hillary After DNC Hack

    Whoopi Defends Hillary After DNC Hack

    Whoopi Goldberg is not entirely sure what is going on with the Democratic National Committee’s email leak, but she is certain it’s not that big of a deal.The View began Monday with a look at the scandal that is threatening to overshadow the messag...

    ‘The View’ host plays down the division within the Democratic Party.

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    Ted Cruz

    ‘Bad Lip Reading’ Does Cruz at RNC

    ‘Bad Lip Reading’ Does Cruz at RNC

    Sometimes “Bad Lip Reading” videos are just more accurate than reality. When Sen. Ted Cruz spoke at the Republican National Convention last week, the words coming out of his mouth did not sound particularly controversial—“vote your conscience”—but...

    This is what Ted Cruz actually wanted to tell Donald Trump at last week’s RNC.

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    Last Chance U

    Netflix Goes Inside College Football

    Netflix Goes Inside College Football

    Winning on the field is a feat far easier than winning off it in Last Chance U, Netflix’s promising first foray into episodic sports documentaries. In its maiden six-episode season (premiering July 29 on the streaming platform), director Greg Whit...

    A coach tasked with turning his talented, troubled players into pro-ready athletes. Teenagers striving to reach their football dreams. Welcome to Netflix’s ‘Last Chance U.’

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    World News

    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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    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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    The White Christians myth

    The Myth of ‘White’ Christianity

    The Myth of ‘White’ Christianity

    On the first day of the Republican National Convention congressman Steve King suggested that white people had been responsible for humanity’s greatest achievements including, among other things, the spread of Christianity. 
It came about during an...

    Despite what one prominent Donald Trump supporter claims, the success of Christianity had very little to do with what many Trump supporters would see as white people.

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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 Vladimir Putin's Spies Hid Olympic Athlete Doping

    How Putin’s Spies Hid Athlete Doping

    How Putin’s Spies Hid Athlete Doping

    MOSCOW — That the Russian Federal Security Service, the famous FSB, is out of control is not a surprise to many people here. But the damage it’s doing to Russia’s standing in the world — and to itself — is really quite extraordinary.The most recen...

    Even the old guard of the Russian secret services is embarrassed by recent scandals among the FSB’s ‘gilded youth.’

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    U.S. Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at the American Federation of Teachers conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota, July 18, 2016.

    What Hillary Got Wrong About the World

    What Hillary Got Wrong About the World

    America was supposed to make big changes while Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State. Clinton would spearhead a reset in U.S.-Russia relations. She’d usher in an era of new, internet-enabled democratic activism. And rather than focus on protracte...

    As DNC 2016 begins, many of Secretary Clinton’s signature causes are now a problem for candidate Hillary.

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    C3R5R6 General James Wolfe on the Heights of Abraham

    French Troops Lost America in 20 Minutes

    French Troops Lost America in 20 Minutes

    Go there at dawn.The Plains of Abraham are located in what is now downtown Quebec City, Canada, immediately adjacent to the Citadel of Quebec and the walls of the Old City.While the open spaces of this aesthetically pleasing park are easy on the e...

    How French hubris determined the fate of North America.

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    How Vladimir Putin's Spies Hid Olympic Athlete Doping

    How Putin’s Spies Hid Athlete Doping

    How Putin’s Spies Hid Athlete Doping

    MOSCOW — That the Russian Federal Security Service, the famous FSB, is out of control is not a surprise to many people here. But the damage it’s doing to Russia’s standing in the world — and to itself — is really quite extraordinary.The most recen...

    Even the old guard of the Russian secret services is embarrassed by recent scandals among the FSB’s ‘gilded youth.’

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    U.S.

    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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Evidence markers are placed on the street at the scene of a deadly shooting outside of the Club Blu nightclub, , in Fort Myers, Fla.  Gunfire erupted at the nightclub hosting a swimsuit-themed party for teens
Florida nightclub shooting, Fort Myers, USA - 25 Jul 2016

    The Mass Murders America Ignores

    The Mass Murders America Ignores

    Fort Myers had been declared unsafe for zombies months before Monday’s mass shooting.Back in October, the organizers of the Florida city’s annual ZombieCon announced they would not be returning after five people were shot at that year’s event. A 2...

    Dead is dead, whether the bullets are fired by a gangbanger in Fort Myers or by a terrorist in Orlando.

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    Video: Jailer Chokes Inmate to Death

    Video: Jailer Chokes Inmate to Death

    Video obtained by The Daily Beast shows a corrections officer strangling an inmate to death for more than a minute inside an Oklahoma jail.A state medical examiner ruled that Darius Robinson was killed by “manual compression of the neck” and ruled...

    Darius Robinson was locked up in an Oklahoma jail when officers pepper sprayed him and crushed his windpipe in what was ruled as a homicide.

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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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    A school bus used for transporting New York City public school students is seen parked in front of a school in the Queens borough of New York January 15, 2013. New York City school bus drivers will go on strike on Wednesday, an action that Mayor Michael Bloomberg said would complicate the commute of more than 152,000 students in the nation's largest public school system. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton (UNITED STATES - Tags: EDUCATION) - RTR3CHPW

    Bus Driver Gets No Jail for Raping Girl

    Bus Driver Gets No Jail for Raping Girl

    A Tennessee school bus driver has been sentenced to only serve probation after he pleaded guilty to raping a 15-year-old student as she allegedly cried “No!”Alexander Rodriguez, 35, was sentenced Friday to a four-year suspended sentence and 10 yea...

    Alexander Rodriguez pleaded guilty to forcing himself on a 15-year-old girl, but without her testimony, prosecutors say the best they could do was charge him with statutory rape and ...

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    Oklahoma sheriff sold meth, questioned in missing persons cases

    Meth, Strippers, and a Missing Teen

    Meth, Strippers, and a Missing Teen

    Molly Miller was only 17 when she vanished in a police chase down a rural Oklahoma road. She was riding in a car driven by a local meth-head, James Conn Nipp, and he gunned it at 120 mph to leave cops in the dust.Nipp was allegedly the last person...

    An Oklahoma sheriff allegedly let his son deal meth from his police car, rounded up women for stripteases—and covered up a missing-persons case.

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    Tech + Health

    police and autism

    To Be Brown, Autistic, and Policed

    To Be Brown, Autistic, and Policed

    In the summer of 2013, I was a student reporter interviewing lawmakers and jotting down notes on my laptop in the gallery of the North Carolina state Senate when a man told me he needed to look inside my backpack, as a security measure. Not wantin...

    I live in a world that fears my skin color and doesn’t want to understand how my brain works.

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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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    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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    Los Angeles, CA - Saturday, July 9, 2016: Leslie Jones is seen at the Los Angeles Premiere of Columbia Pictures' “Ghostbusters” at TCL Chinese Theatre on Saturday, July 9, 2016, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Blair Raughley/Invision for Sony/AP Images)

    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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    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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    : 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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    Cleveland RNC Star Peddles Dubious Pills

    Cleveland RNC Star Peddles Dubious Pills

    CLEVELAND — A multi-level marketer who peddles pseudoscience—and whose product is endorsed by America’s leading conspiracy theorist—is scheduled to speak in a primetime slot Wednesday at the Republican National Convention.Michelle Van Etten was pr...

    A marketer who sells pseudoscience pills just landed a prime-time slot at the convention. Among her fans: Infowars’ Alex Jones, who says the supplements make him ‘crazed and aggressi...

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    How Police Can Steal Your Debit Card

    Cops Have a New Way to Take Your Money

    Cops Have a New Way to Take Your Money

    Being pulled over by the police can be a harrowing experience, but it becomes undeniably more distressing when the police can wrongly assume you’re a criminal and take your cash from you as if it’s drug money. That can happen under the practice of...

    Police in Oklahoma can scan prepaid debit cards and seize money that they suspect is from criminal sources.

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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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    Arts + Culture

    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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    Andrew Kirell

    Farewell to the Cat Who Saved My Life

    Farewell to the Cat Who Saved My Life

    I never wanted to get a cat.But there we were, my future wife and I at a local animal shelter in SoHo, browsing a room full of caged felines. Jen had grown up with cats, but I’d only ever known dogs. I long lived with the perception that cats were...

    My first cat died suddenly at the age of 5. Ernest was an extraordinary creature—one who helped rescue this writer from the darkness of severe depression and anxiety.

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    Seagull Princess

    The Flap Over This Seagull With Breasts

    The Flap Over This Seagull With Breasts

    Donna Dodson’s sculpture, “Seagull Cinderella,” is of a very regal and human-looking seagull, with upturned yellow beak, bold, petal-patterned dress, and a proudly pert pair of breasts. The gull appears to be a racy Mother Courage of the skies.Thi...

    Donna Dodson’s eight-foot sculpture, ‘Seagull Cinderella,’ has stood happily and proudly in her backyard and elsewhere—but its presence in New Bedford, Mass., has outraged some locals.

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    DE5HBP Ghent Altarpiece (Adoration of the Mystic Lamb, completed 1432) by Jan van Eyck at Saint Bavo Cathedral, Ghent. Flemish region,

    The Painting Hitler Fought For

    The Painting Hitler Fought For

    In 1432, Jan van Eyck put the finishing touches on the large masterpiece that he began with his brother years earlier.The lesser known Hubert van Eyck didn’t live to see the completed magnificence of the Adoration of the Mystic Lamb, which consist...

    The Ghent Altarpiece is one of the world’s most abused and threatened artworks, even becoming the center of a tug of love between Hitler and Goring.

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    Andrew Kirell

    Farewell to the Cat Who Saved My Life

    Farewell to the Cat Who Saved My Life

    I never wanted to get a cat.But there we were, my future wife and I at a local animal shelter in SoHo, browsing a room full of caged felines. Jen had grown up with cats, but I’d only ever known dogs. I long lived with the perception that cats were...

    My first cat died suddenly at the age of 5. Ernest was an extraordinary creature—one who helped rescue this writer from the darkness of severe depression and anxiety.

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    Robert Smalls

    The Slave Who Stole the Reb Codes

    The Slave Who Stole the Reb Codes

    We don’t know precisely why the three white officers on board a Confederate transport and gunboat called the CSS Planter decided to go ashore in Charleston, South Carolina, the night of May 12, 1862.Maybe they went to see their families. Maybe the...

    When three Confederate officers decided to go ashore for a night in Charleston, they left their gunboat in the hands of an enslaved pilot. It was a critical mistake.

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    (L-R) Britain's Queen Elizabeth, her husband Prince Philip and Pippa Middleton stand on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, following the wedding of Britain's Prince William and Kate Middleton at Westminster Abbey in London April 29, 2011.

    Pippa’s Wedding: A Royal Disaster?

    Pippa’s Wedding: A Royal Disaster?

    She made her name as a party planner and wrote a book on the subject of how to celebrate. So how will Pippa Middleton run her own wedding?The world’s most famous bridesmaid is getting married.Yes, Pippa Middleton, she who nearly stole show at the ...

    A white church wedding is a given when Kate’s sister marries her beau, but the after-party will likely be packed with little touches to defuse any risk of a stuffy atmosphere.

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    How To Make Hoarding Into Art

    How To Make Hoarding Into Art

    While the rest of the art world remains in thrall to the whims of wealthy collectors, the New Museum in Manhattan is celebrating a different kind of collector: the ragpicker, the personal archivist, the obsessive-compulsive hoarder of stuff—some o...

    With more than 4,000 objects, ‘The Keeper’ is a sprawling, four-floor exhibit at New York’s New Museum devoted to the art of collecting things.

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    Robert Smalls

    The Slave Who Stole the Reb Codes

    The Slave Who Stole the Reb Codes

    We don’t know precisely why the three white officers on board a Confederate transport and gunboat called the CSS Planter decided to go ashore in Charleston, South Carolina, the night of May 12, 1862.Maybe they went to see their families. Maybe the...

    When three Confederate officers decided to go ashore for a night in Charleston, they left their gunboat in the hands of an enslaved pilot. It was a critical mistake.

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