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    In this July 17, 2016 file photo, Trump Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort talks to reporters on the floor of the Republican National Convention at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland as Rick Gates listens at back left.  (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

    Russia Scandal Costs Another Trump Job

    Russia Scandal Costs Another Trump Job

    The swirling maelstrom around President Donald Trump and his team’s alleged ties to Russia may have claimed another victim on Thursday.Rick Gates, one of six former Trump campaign aides who joined the nonprofit group America First Policies to supp...

    The president’s ex-campaign manager was bounced thanks to his alleged ties to Moscow, but his No. 2 never really left—until now.

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    House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) holds a news conference after Republicans pulled  the American Health Care Act bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act act known as Obamacare, prior to a vote at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, March 24, 2017.

    The GOP Gets a Taste Of Its Own Medicine

    The GOP Gets a Taste Of Its Own Medicine

    Was that a great thing to watch or what? Here was Paul Ryan, who made the hubristic mistake of trying to pass a bill on the seventh anniversary of Obamacare for symbolism’s sake before he had the votes. There was Donald Trump, who could say nothin...

    After seven years chasing Obamacare, the elephants finally caught the car. Ha!

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    Trumpcare fail

    Two GOP Health Care Wrongs Make a Right

    Two GOP Health Care Wrongs Make a Right

    Back in January, I wrote that this Congress figuring out healthcare reform was like me trying to solve a Rubik’s Cube: “Every conceivable scheme or solution creates new problems. None of them solve the problem because this problem is simply too co...

    The buck should stop with the President who promised that he’d cut the best deals, but came up against lawmakers who didn’t want to deal at all.

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    In this July 17, 2016 file photo, Trump Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort talks to reporters on the floor of the Republican National Convention at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland as Rick Gates listens at back left.  (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

    Russia Scandal Costs Another Trump Job

    Russia Scandal Costs Another Trump Job

    The swirling maelstrom around President Donald Trump and his team’s alleged ties to Russia may have claimed another victim on Thursday.Rick Gates, one of six former Trump campaign aides who joined the nonprofit group America First Policies to supp...

    The president’s ex-campaign manager was bounced thanks to his alleged ties to Moscow, but his No. 2 never really left—until now.

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    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the American Airlines Center on September 14, 2015 in Dallas, Texas. More than 20,000 tickets have been distributed for the event.

    Trump Claims Credit for 20K Obama Jobs

    Trump Claims Credit for 20K Obama Jobs

    The White House today took credit for 20,000 new American jobs that were actually created in 2015, as part of assurances made to an Obama-appointed FCC chair to help pass a big money merger.Charter Communications first announced the commitment to ...

    The Trump administration crowed over new job creation, but there’s a catch: the jobs were actually promised under Obama-era FCC incentives.

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    GOP plan for Cystic Fibrosis

    How Trumpcare Will Kill Me

    How Trumpcare Will Kill Me

    I am 34 years old. If I were Canadian, there’d be a good chance I could live 17 more years. But in the America of Donald Trump and Paul Ryan that is not going to happen… At age 2, I was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, a hereditary disease affectin...

    My access to a breakthrough cystic fibrosis drug will likely go away under the Trump-Ryan plan. Without it, I will lose my lifeline and the future Obamacare made possible.

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    FILE PHOTO British singer George Michael performs on stage during his "Symphonica" tour concert in Vienna September 4, 2012. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader/File Photo FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY - RTX2WG8M

    The Last Days of George Michael

    The Last Days of George Michael

    George Michael’s former bandmate Andrew Ridgley attacked a documentary about the singer's last days screened on British TV last night as “mucky” and “insensitive.”But British network Channel 5 defended the show, entitled The Last Days of Geor...

    A British documentary screened last night purported to tell the true story of George Michael’s final days. But fans and his former bandmate were outraged by it.

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    Patton Oswalt Bombs as Mike Huckabee

    Patton Oswalt Bombs as Mike Huckabee

    Comedian Patton Oswalt is very funny. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is not.Recently, Huckabee has been using his Twitter account to make increasingly painful jokes about politics. So Jimmy Kimmel had the inspired idea to invite Oswalt on his ...

    Even one of America’s greatest comedians couldn’t make Mike Huckabee’s tweet jokes funny.

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    Seth Meyers Burns GOP’s Trumpcare Fail

    Seth Meyers Burns GOP’s Trumpcare Fail

    Seth Meyers spent more than 10 minutes ridiculing President Donald Trump and the Republican Party for their doomed bid to replace the Affordable Care Act with “something terrific,” taping his show just as the House leadership decided to postpone i...

    The ‘Late Night’ host reveled in the Republican Party’s failure to find consensus on health care.

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    Emma Watson Takes Top Earnings Crown

    Emma Watson Takes Top Earnings Crown

    She turned down a part in the Oscar-winning La La Land to prepare for her role in Beauty and the Beast, and her business sense was questioned by some industry watchers when it emerged she had taken a relatively paltry $2 million fee to play the le...

    The actress looks set to reclaim her crown as Hollywood’s highest earning female star, thanks to some canny deal-making around her starring Disney turn.

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    Patton Oswalt Bombs as Mike Huckabee

    Patton Oswalt Bombs as Mike Huckabee

    Comedian Patton Oswalt is very funny. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is not.Recently, Huckabee has been using his Twitter account to make increasingly painful jokes about politics. So Jimmy Kimmel had the inspired idea to invite Oswalt on his ...

    Even one of America’s greatest comedians couldn’t make Mike Huckabee’s tweet jokes funny.

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    Lindsay Lohan's new show

    Can Lindsay Lohan Be Great Again?

    Can Lindsay Lohan Be Great Again?

    An iconic scene in Mean Girls involves girl-world newbie Cady Heron’s introduction to the perils of the three-way call. But while getting verbally gang-banged by two plastics might be the stuff that early Aughts nightmares are made of, 2017 Lindsa...

    In the wake of her bizarre pro-Turkey agitprop, the ‘Mean Girls’ star is trying to mount a comeback.

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    Danielle Bregoli on 'Dr. Phil.'

    ‘Cash Me’ Girl Defends Fight with Mom

    ‘Cash Me’ Girl Defends Fight with Mom

    When 13 year-old Danielle Bregoli appeared on the execrable Dr Phil (for a segment entitled “I Want to Give Up My Car-Stealing, Knife-Wielding, Twerking 13-Year-Old Daughter Who Tried to Frame Me for a Crime”) and became the icon of teenage delinq...

    A disturbing video of a Danielle Bregoli’s mom brawling with her daughter and calling her a ‘bitch’ raised questions about her parenting style. But Bregoli has moved to defend her mom.

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    Corden Pays Tribute to London Victims

    Corden Pays Tribute to London Victims

    While his home city of London was under attack, James Corden was more than 5,000 miles away in Los Angeles, preparing to host The Late Late Show.“It’s still unknown what the motives were,” he told his audience on Wednesday night’s show. “What we d...

    The ‘Late Late Show’ host told viewers he wished he could be in London with his loved ones tonight.

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    Lindsay Lohan's new show

    Can Lindsay Lohan Be Great Again?

    Can Lindsay Lohan Be Great Again?

    An iconic scene in Mean Girls involves girl-world newbie Cady Heron’s introduction to the perils of the three-way call. But while getting verbally gang-banged by two plastics might be the stuff that early Aughts nightmares are made of, 2017 Lindsa...

    In the wake of her bizarre pro-Turkey agitprop, the ‘Mean Girls’ star is trying to mount a comeback.

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    World News

    Khalid Masood

    London Killer Was Middle Aged Teacher

    London Killer Was Middle Aged Teacher

    LONDON—A middle-aged man described as a former English teacher has been named by Scotland Yard as the suspected terrorist who carried out Britain’s most deadly terror attack in more than a decade.The suspected killer was born Adrian Russell Ajao o...

    Khalid Masood’s age is not typical for the current crop of ISIS-inspired terrorists. But his petty criminal background fits right in.

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    Donald Trump Jr. comments about London mayor and the terror attack

    Terror Hits London, Trump Jr. Rips Mayor

    Terror Hits London, Trump Jr. Rips Mayor

    Donald Trump Jr. is ready to throw off the mockery that recently came with dressing up in a flannel shirt and sitting awkwardly on a tree-stump for a New York Times photographer.With victims of Wednesday’s terror attack in Westminster, London, var...

    As London reeled from Wednesday’s terror attack, Donald Trump Jr. insulted the city’s Mayor Sadiq Khan on Twitter, by partially quoting an old interview he had given.

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    U.S. Witness Nearly Killed in Moscow

    U.S. Witness Nearly Killed in Moscow

    Two common causes of death for contemporary Russians are heart attacks and falling to one’s end from great heights. In some cases, these fatal tendencies even have something to do with high cholesterol or tragic mishaps.In 2008, a clothing salesma...

    A lawyer connected to murdered Putin foe Sergei Magnitsky has been thrown from a window in Moscow. He was a witness for the U.S.

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     Migrants and refugees are assisted by members of the Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms as they crowd on board of a wooden boat sailing out of control at 20 miles (38 km) north of Sabratha, Libya on February 18, 2017 at Sea. 466 migrants have been rescued in high seas since yesterday evening by the Italian Coast Guard and the Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms rescue vessel Golfo Azzurro as they continue to search for more boats. Proactiva Open Arms are a Spanish charity based out of Malta who provide search and rescue assistance to refugees and migrants in distress at sea. They patrol the SAR and Rescue Zone off the coast of Libya running rescue missions for the hundreds of migrants who continue to make the perilous journey across the Mediterranean in the hope of reaching the European mainland.

    The Price of Europe’s Deadly Failure

    The Price of Europe’s Deadly Failure

    ROME—Death on the Mediterranean Sea is an all-too-common side note to the ongoing migrant crisis, a saga fueled by unchecked human trafficking in Libya that continues to challenge European leaders. In 2016, more than 5,000 people are known to have...

    As new arrivals hit a record pace, the EU plans to dump hundreds of millions of euros in a failed Libyan plan to stop migrants and refugees.

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    Donald Trump Jr. comments about London mayor and the terror attack

    Terror Hits London, Trump Jr. Rips Mayor

    Terror Hits London, Trump Jr. Rips Mayor

    Donald Trump Jr. is ready to throw off the mockery that recently came with dressing up in a flannel shirt and sitting awkwardly on a tree-stump for a New York Times photographer.With victims of Wednesday’s terror attack in Westminster, London, var...

    As London reeled from Wednesday’s terror attack, Donald Trump Jr. insulted the city’s Mayor Sadiq Khan on Twitter, by partially quoting an old interview he had given.

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    A police officer stands guard near Westminster Bridge and the Houses of Parliament on March 22, 2017 in London, England. A police officer has been stabbed near to the British Parliament and the alleged assailant shot by armed police. Scotland Yard report they have been called to an incident on Westminster Bridge where several people have been injured by a car.

    Four Dead in U.K. Parliament Attack

    Four Dead in U.K. Parliament Attack

    LONDON—A terrorist struck at the historic heart of the “Mother of Parliaments” on Wednesday armed with nothing but rudimentary or makeshift weapons. He was brought down by armed officers, but not before he had careened into more than a dozen civil...

    Police say 40 people were also injured in the incident outside British Parliament on Wednesday. The perpetrator has not been identified.

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    Turkey's Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan chairs the annual meeting of the High Military Council in Ankara December 2, 2008.   REUTERS/Umit Bektas (TURKEY) - RTR226B7

    Turkish Threat: ISIS, Erdogan & US Nukes

    Turkish Threat: ISIS, Erdogan & US Nukes

    PARIS—If we’re going to judge America’s NATO allies by their defense spending, as President Donald Trump seems intent on doing, then Turkey should be in good odor. Its military is the second biggest in the alliance, and it is one of the few member...

    A terror group organizing within its borders. A nationalist president spewing anti-American rhetoric. Now add in 50-90 U.S. atomic weapons.

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    JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN - FEBRUARY 17: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY  MANDATORY CREDIT / UNICEF HANDOUT/GONZALEZ FARRAN) A South Sudanese kid Elizabeth Kegi receives treatment at Al Shabbab Hospital in Juba, South Sudan on February 17, 2017. Due to the malnutrition, lack of food, continuing clashes and poverty, South Sudanese people, especially babies live in hard conditions.
 (Photo by Handout/UNICEF/Gonzalez Farran/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

    Corruption Fuels Famine in South Sudan

    Corruption Fuels Famine in South Sudan

    Note: This article is excerpted from a new report from the Enough Project: “How The World’s Newest Country Went Awry: South Sudan’s war, famine and potential genocide.”A legacy of corruption and violence has finally caught up to South Sudan, the w...

    The infant nation of South Sudan is already close to death, thanks to some of the world’s most corrupt leaders. The good news is, death isn’t inevitable.

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    A police officer stands guard near Westminster Bridge and the Houses of Parliament on March 22, 2017 in London, England. A police officer has been stabbed near to the British Parliament and the alleged assailant shot by armed police. Scotland Yard report they have been called to an incident on Westminster Bridge where several people have been injured by a car.

    Four Dead in U.K. Parliament Attack

    Four Dead in U.K. Parliament Attack

    LONDON—A terrorist struck at the historic heart of the “Mother of Parliaments” on Wednesday armed with nothing but rudimentary or makeshift weapons. He was brought down by armed officers, but not before he had careened into more than a dozen civil...

    Police say 40 people were also injured in the incident outside British Parliament on Wednesday. The perpetrator has not been identified.

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    Racist Killer

    Alt-Right Killer Claims He’s a Genius

    Alt-Right Killer Claims He’s a Genius

    James Jackson liked alt-right YouTube videos and boasted of high intelligence during his time in the U.S. Army before he killed a black man with a sword in New York this week.Jackson, 28, was charged with second-degree murder Thursday after he too...

    A veteran accused of murdering a black man in New York showed signs of radicalization online after what appears to be an accomplished military career.

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    Man on the phone

    Slip-Up Snared a Telephone Terrorist

    Slip-Up Snared a Telephone Terrorist

    The suspect arrested Thursday for a wave of bomb threats against Jewish Community Centers in the United States employed an array of technologies, including  Bitcoin and Google Voice, to make himself virtually untraceable for months, The Daily Beas...

    An Israeli teen accused of making more than 100 bomb threats in the U.S. outran the FBI for months, using Bitcoin and more to stay hidden. Then he made a mistake.

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    Plastic surgeon / breast reconstruction, accused off secretly filming his patients, some of whom are cancer survivers

    Nude Pics While Patients Were Passed Out

    Nude Pics While Patients Were Passed Out

    A Louisiana plastic surgeon was accused of snapping naked pics and video of female patients—including cancer survivors—while they were under anesthesia in his raucous operating room.Still, on Wednesday, a jury ruled the nude pictures didn’t consti...

    A Louisiana doctor is accused of taking naked photos and video of female patients—including cancer survivors—but he says the snaps weren’t sexual.

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    Racist Killer

    Alt-Right Killer Claims He’s a Genius

    Alt-Right Killer Claims He’s a Genius

    James Jackson liked alt-right YouTube videos and boasted of high intelligence during his time in the U.S. Army before he killed a black man with a sword in New York this week.Jackson, 28, was charged with second-degree murder Thursday after he too...

    A veteran accused of murdering a black man in New York showed signs of radicalization online after what appears to be an accomplished military career.

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    Death by Butt Injection

    Did Discount Butt Injection Kill Woman?

    Did Discount Butt Injection Kill Woman?

    Alicia Clarke called 911 in a panic. “She’s not moving,” Clarke told an operator of the woman lying on a massage table. “She’s hard. She’s hard and cold.”The dead woman on the table would have troubled even a legitimate medical professional. But C...

    After a botched butt injection, two women are accused of leaving their client to die on a massage table, ‘like a piece of garbage.’

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    Richard Simmons

    The Moral Panic Around Richard Simmons

    The Moral Panic Around Richard Simmons

    Over the last six weeks, Missing Richard Simmons has become the biggest podcast in the world—a Serial without the murder and, even better, without the too-charming potential murderer.And because it has reached a certain level of popularity, it is ...

    The moral panic surrounding the podcast that attempts to find out why the ’80s workout impresario has disappeared from the public eye is more performative than the guru himself.

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    Lindsay Graham

    Graham Forces FBI to Spill on Russia

    Graham Forces FBI to Spill on Russia

    The Senate Judiciary Committee’s subcommittee on crime and terrorism is a little-known panel that doesn’t normally have an interest in Russia. But it is chaired by Sen. Lindsey Graham, one of the Republicans who are most determined to get to the b...

    His subcommittee isn’t well-funded or particularly powerful, but Sen. Lindsey Graham still leveraged it to extract a pledge from the FBI to answer his questions about Russian hacking...

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    Why Living Off-World Can’t Be Our Plan B

    Why Living Off-World Can’t Be Our Plan B

    Visions of apocalypse and dystopia fill popular fiction and film and, these days, even the imaginations of many serious people.Geniuses including Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk have called for an escape from the planet. Billionaires are said to be ...

    No matter how bad it gets here on Earth, it would be nearly impossible for anyone to move off-world anytime soon.

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    David Duke’s Threatening Tweets Are Back

    David Duke’s Threatening Tweets Are Back

    Twitter temporarily suspended the account of David Duke on Monday, before restoring it hours later, along with anti-Semitic tweets calling to “SHUT DOWN a few synagogues” he posted hours earlier.It is unclear what prompted the ban or the reinstate...

    The ex-KKK grand wizard was suspended and reinstated without explanation. And so were his calls to ‘SHUT DOWN’ synagogues.

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    ALT SPACE

    An Online Safe Space For Trump Fans

    An Online Safe Space For Trump Fans

    Gabe Whaley has used the internet in 2017, so he is aware of what happens when many Trump supporters stumble across a story about Planned Parenthood, Obamacare, or anything involving race issues online.What happens is often pure rage.“Most of the ...

    Discussions about Planned Parenthood and Obamacare have been known to trigger certain #MAGA followers. Enter the Chrome extension Alt-Space.

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    Why Living Off-World Can’t Be Our Plan B

    Why Living Off-World Can’t Be Our Plan B

    Visions of apocalypse and dystopia fill popular fiction and film and, these days, even the imaginations of many serious people.Geniuses including Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk have called for an escape from the planet. Billionaires are said to be ...

    No matter how bad it gets here on Earth, it would be nearly impossible for anyone to move off-world anytime soon.

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    FB gave to CPAC

    Why Is Facebook Helping Fund CPAC?

    Why Is Facebook Helping Fund CPAC?

    A pillar of famously liberal Silicon Valley is underwriting Washington’s biggest gathering of conservatives.Sources with direct knowledge of the matter tell The Daily Beast that Facebook made a six-figure contribution to CPAC, the yearly conferenc...

    The company caught all kinds of flak for its role in the 2016 election. But that isn’t stopping it from bankrolling a huge, often-controversial conservative confab.

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    How Artificial Intelligence ‘Thinks’

    How Artificial Intelligence ‘Thinks’

    Artificial intelligence has gotten pretty darn smart—at least, at certain tasks. AI has defeated world champions in chess, Go, and now poker. But can artificial intelligence actually think?The answer is complicated, largely because intelligence is...

    AI can beat humans in chess, Go, poker and Jeopardy. But what about emotional intelligence or street smarts?

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    Congressman in Bed With Foreign Biotech

    Congressman in Bed With Foreign Biotech

    By Rachel Bluth and Emily KoppWhen a small Australian biotechnology company, Innate Immunotherapeutics, needed a clinical trial for an experimental drug it hoped to turn into a huge moneymaker, the company landed a U.S. partner where it had high-l...

    Why are Republican Chris Collins and his family—and his staffers on the Hill and his wealthy friends—buying up a significant share of an Australian biotech firm?

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    Why Is Facebook Helping Fund CPAC?

    Why Is Facebook Helping Fund CPAC?

    A pillar of famously liberal Silicon Valley is underwriting Washington’s biggest gathering of conservatives.Sources with direct knowledge of the matter tell The Daily Beast that Facebook made a six-figure contribution to CPAC, the yearly conferenc...

    The company caught all kinds of flak for its role in the 2016 election. But that isn’t stopping it from bankrolling a huge, often-controversial conservative confab.

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    Arts + Culture

    Did Anti-LGBT Group Help Kidnap A Kid?

    Did Anti-LGBT Group Help Kidnap A Kid?

    In 2015, Liberty Counsel attorney Mathew Staver proudly held up Kim Davis’s hand in front of a Kentucky crowd after she had spent five days in jail for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.Now, a Vermont court has allowed both S...

    Anti-gay activists have been named as defendants in a lawsuit over an evangelical ‘converted lesbian’ who fled the country in order to keep her ex-partner from seeing their daughter.

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    Quebec director Robert Lepage is seen on stage on March 8, 2015 at the Comet Chalons-en-Champagne during his latest creation "887" in which the memories of childhood, nostalgia and Quebec are evoked. The preview of play was performed on March 9 and 10 in Chalons-en-Champagne and will play in Toronto, Canada on July 14, 2015 before a world tour.

    Robert Lepage’s Theatrical Genius

    Robert Lepage’s Theatrical Genius

    When Robert Lepage wondered aloud how he should remember a telephone number, the gentleman behind me at the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Harvey Theater growled impatiently, “Write it down.”This probably wasn’t the kind of audience response the acco...

    In ‘887’ at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Robert Lepage shows, ingeniously, how his singular and bewitching grasp of theater came into being.

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    talks to Vocativ journalist Evan Engel about why he resigned

    Was Vocativ Journalist Silenced?

    Was Vocativ Journalist Silenced?

    Vocativ, the digital news company launched four years ago by an Israeli tech billionaire, became entangled in an unwelcome controversy Wednesday over the resignation of one of its senior video producers.Evan Engel, who has worked at the data-drive...

    Evan Engel resigned from Vocativ claiming he had been prevented from writing and speaking about his arrest and incarceration following a Trump inauguration demonstration.

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    Model Meghan Markle arrives to attend the Elton John AIDS Foundation's 13th Annual An Enduring Vision Benefit on October 28, 2014 in New York. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad        (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

    Meghan Markle: Don’t Change My Skin Tone

    Meghan Markle: Don’t Change My Skin Tone

    Prince Harry’s girlfriend Meghan Markle is far from being the first non-white person to enter the upper echelons of British society, but she is certainly the most famous, and she is clearly not shying away from using her new status as presumed-fia...

    Meghan Markle may well be the next royal bride—but that trifling matter won’t stop her raising awareness of the importance of embracing cultural diversity.

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    Quebec director Robert Lepage is seen on stage on March 8, 2015 at the Comet Chalons-en-Champagne during his latest creation "887" in which the memories of childhood, nostalgia and Quebec are evoked. The preview of play was performed on March 9 and 10 in Chalons-en-Champagne and will play in Toronto, Canada on July 14, 2015 before a world tour.

    Robert Lepage’s Theatrical Genius

    Robert Lepage’s Theatrical Genius

    When Robert Lepage wondered aloud how he should remember a telephone number, the gentleman behind me at the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Harvey Theater growled impatiently, “Write it down.”This probably wasn’t the kind of audience response the acco...

    In ‘887’ at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Robert Lepage shows, ingeniously, how his singular and bewitching grasp of theater came into being.

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    Utah repealed its ‘no promo homo’ law—what about the rest of the states?

    ‘No Promo Homo’ Laws Have Got to Go

    ‘No Promo Homo’ Laws Have Got to Go

    Utah repealed its “no promo homo” law on Monday, as KSTU reported. But seven states still ban teachers from discussing homosexuality in a positive light.LGBT rights groups Equality Utah and the National Center for Lesbian Rights had sued the state...

    Through an alliance of LGBT rights groups and social conservatives, Utah has repealed a law banning the ‘advocacy of homosexuality’ in schools. Other states should follow suit.

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    Protesters Want This Painting Destroyed

    Protesters Want This Painting Destroyed

    Before it opened to the public, the 2017 Whitney Biennial was lauded by critics for deftly addressing the political and cultural turbulence of our times—not just the Trump era, but our country’s broader socio-political climate and racial tensions ...

    Artist Hannah Black has launched a petition calling on the Whitney to remove and destroy the painting, Dana Schutz’s ‘Open Casket,’ currently on show at the museum’s Biennial show.

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    Tomi Lahren

    Tomi Lahren Schadenfreude Won’t Last

    Tomi Lahren Schadenfreude Won’t Last

    Yesterday, gchat windows of reporters on all points on the political spectrum united in celebrating the suspension of Tomi Lahren, the platinum id of the American right, from her nightly news show at TheBlaze, your uncle truck nutz’s favorite webs...

    Everyone’s thrilled that Tomi Lahren got suspended from TheBlaze—but the media commentator won’t be gone for long.

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    Utah repealed its ‘no promo homo’ law—what about the rest of the states?

    ‘No Promo Homo’ Laws Have Got to Go

    ‘No Promo Homo’ Laws Have Got to Go

    Utah repealed its “no promo homo” law on Monday, as KSTU reported. But seven states still ban teachers from discussing homosexuality in a positive light.LGBT rights groups Equality Utah and the National Center for Lesbian Rights had sued the state...

    Through an alliance of LGBT rights groups and social conservatives, Utah has repealed a law banning the ‘advocacy of homosexuality’ in schools. Other states should follow suit.

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