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    Trump Pastor: Hil ‘Genocide’ for Blacks

    Trump Pastor: Hil ‘Genocide’ for Blacks

    The last time Pastor Mark Burns advised Donald Trump, they talked about compassion. The pastor was aboard the real-estate mogul’s private jet last week, flying from Mississippi to New York, where the two spoke about Trump’s upcoming appearance at ...

    Meet Mark Burns, Trump’s most prominent surrogate to black voters, who’s tweeted a cartoon of Clinton in blackface and says she would kill Christianity.

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    Trump ‘Never Read’ His Immigration Plan

    Trump ‘Never Read’ His Immigration Plan

    The way Donald Trump talks about his immigration policy can sound perplexing, but it’s actually quite simple.Still, the public can be excused for being confused. As with all things Trump, he’s been on all sides of the issue.One day a “deportation ...

    His much-ballyhooed recent ‘softening’ aside, Donald Trump has been giving the same immigration speech for months.

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    State Attorney Angela Corey, special prosecutor in the Trayvon Martin case, announces that George Zimmerman will be charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin during a news conference Wednesday, Apr. 11, 2012, in Jacksonville, Fla. Zimmerman fatally shot Trayvon Martin as he walked home in Sanford, Fla. on Feb. 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Rick Wilson)

    A Lock-Em-Up Prosecutor Goes Down

    A Lock-Em-Up Prosecutor Goes Down

    As establishment candidates cruised to victory across Florida, one upset came in the Republican primary race in Florida’s 4th circuit, which encompasses Duval County and the city of Jacksonville. Running for her third term as a tough, law-and-orde...

    Republican voters say enough to an attorney for the people with a penchant for putting kids behind bars.

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    Pastor Mark Burns

    Trump Pastor: Hil ‘Genocide’ for Blacks

    Trump Pastor: Hil ‘Genocide’ for Blacks

    The last time Pastor Mark Burns advised Donald Trump, they talked about compassion. The pastor was aboard the real-estate mogul’s private jet last week, flying from Mississippi to New York, where the two spoke about Trump’s upcoming appearance at ...

    Meet Mark Burns, Trump’s most prominent surrogate to black voters, who’s tweeted a cartoon of Clinton in blackface and says she would kill Christianity.

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    Michael Moore: I Got ‘Played’ by Trump

    Michael Moore: I Got ‘Played’ by Trump

    Filmmaker Michael Moore visited Late Night with Seth Meyers on Monday night, and he spent most of his time talking about the first time he met Donald Trump. The year was 1998, and both Moore and Trump were guests on Roseanne Barr’s short-lived syn...

    On ‘Late Night,’ Michael Moore tells the bizarre story about the first time he met Donald Trump.

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    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JUNE 23:  Television personality Dr. Drew Pinsky  onstage during The 39th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards broadcasted on HLN held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on June 23, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/WireImage) 22542_004_2121.JPG

    Where Did Dr. Drew Go Wrong?

    Where Did Dr. Drew Go Wrong?

    By the time Dr. Drew Pinsky’s show was canceled by CNN after he engaged in unfounded speculation about Hillary Clinton’s health, no one was shocked.For years, the Loveline host had been seen as more of a “television doctor,” as Newt Gingrich recen...

    Speculating on Hillary Clinton’s health might be the final blow to Dr. Drew Pinsky’s long and controversial career.

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    Entertainment

    White Girl, Elizabeth Wood director

    A NSFW Tale of ‘White Girl’ Privilege

    A NSFW Tale of ‘White Girl’ Privilege

    The New York City of White Girl, a ferocious debut from writer-director Elizabeth Wood, is a rapidly gentrifying sprawl where dangers lurk on every street corner and in every corner office. Not that its titular white girl, college sophomore Leah (...

    Elizabeth Wood’s debut feature chronicles one rich college girl’s nightmarish journey navigating her white privilege.

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    Venice Film Festival

    Venice: Let the Oscar Race Begin!

    Venice: Let the Oscar Race Begin!

    The oldest film festival in the world, now entering its 73rd year, has also become the finest showcase when it comes to Oscar.

    The oldest film festival in the world, now entering its 73rd year, has also become the finest showcase when it comes to Oscar.

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    Why Willow & Jaden Smith Are the Future

    Why Willow & Jaden Smith Are the Future

    Jonathan Safran Foer and Natalie Portman’s New York Times Magazine interview, extremely indulgent and incredibly thirsty, set a new bar for intellectual navel-gazing on newsstands. Luckily, Jaden and Willow Smith, America’s favorite over-achieving...

    In a new Interview magazine cover story, Jaden and Willow Smith show why their genuine intellectual curiosity shouldn’t be dismissed because of their age.

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    Musician Chris Brown performs at the Jingle Ball concert in Anaheim, California, December 6, 2008. REUTERS/Eric Thayer (UNITED STATES) - RTR22CI4

    Haven’t We Had Enough of Chris Brown?

    Haven’t We Had Enough of Chris Brown?

    Update 8:46 p.m. ET: Chris Brown has been arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon. Update 4:40 p.m. ET: Chris Brown’s accuser, Baylee Curran, has posted a video on Instagram responding to critics of her motives for calling the cops ...

    Police have seized a bag containing weapons and drugs from Chris Brown’s house, after a woman accused him of threatening her. Aren’t we tired of giving him all these chances?

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    Venice Film Festival

    Venice: Let the Oscar Race Begin!

    Venice: Let the Oscar Race Begin!

    The oldest film festival in the world, now entering its 73rd year, has also become the finest showcase when it comes to Oscar.

    The oldest film festival in the world, now entering its 73rd year, has also become the finest showcase when it comes to Oscar.

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    Michael Moore: I Got ‘Played’ by Trump

    Michael Moore: I Got ‘Played’ by Trump

    Filmmaker Michael Moore visited Late Night with Seth Meyers on Monday night, and he spent most of his time talking about the first time he met Donald Trump. The year was 1998, and both Moore and Trump were guests on Roseanne Barr’s short-lived syn...

    On ‘Late Night,’ Michael Moore tells the bizarre story about the first time he met Donald Trump.

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    You're The Worst Set Visit

    How ‘You’re the Worst’ Became the Best

    How ‘You’re the Worst’ Became the Best

    If, like me, you spent this summer driving around the east side of LA, you may have seen a lot of bright yellow signs with the word “WORST” written in all-caps and black arrows pointing to hipster hangouts. No, this is not some meta commentary on ...

    During a day on the L.A. set of this FXX series, its creator and four stars preview an even more ambitious Season 3.

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    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JUNE 23:  Television personality Dr. Drew Pinsky  onstage during The 39th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards broadcasted on HLN held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on June 23, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/WireImage) 22542_004_2121.JPG

    Where Did Dr. Drew Go Wrong?

    Where Did Dr. Drew Go Wrong?

    By the time Dr. Drew Pinsky’s show was canceled by CNN after he engaged in unfounded speculation about Hillary Clinton’s health, no one was shocked.For years, the Loveline host had been seen as more of a “television doctor,” as Newt Gingrich recen...

    Speculating on Hillary Clinton’s health might be the final blow to Dr. Drew Pinsky’s long and controversial career.

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    Michael Moore: I Got ‘Played’ by Trump

    Michael Moore: I Got ‘Played’ by Trump

    Filmmaker Michael Moore visited Late Night with Seth Meyers on Monday night, and he spent most of his time talking about the first time he met Donald Trump. The year was 1998, and both Moore and Trump were guests on Roseanne Barr’s short-lived syn...

    On ‘Late Night,’ Michael Moore tells the bizarre story about the first time he met Donald Trump.

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    World News

    A crew member looks out an observation window aboard a Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) P3 Orion maritime search aircraft as it flies over the southern Indian Ocean looking for debris from missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 April 11, 2014. Search and rescue officials in Australia are confident they know the approximate position of the black box recorders from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Friday. At the same time, however, the head of the agency coordinating the search said that the latest "ping" signal, which was captured by a listening device buoy on Thursday, was not related to the plane. REUTERS/Richard Polden (MILITARY TRANSPORT POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) - RTR3KV4W

    MH370 Search May Have Missed the Wreck

    MH370 Search May Have Missed the Wreck

    The undersea search for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 may have missed the wreckage, the Australian Transport Safety Bureau, leading the search, admitted Tuesday to The Daily Beast.The Daily Beast can also reveal the Dutch company providing one of...

    Sonar indicates several potential resting areas for the missing 777 at the bottom of the ocean that warrant a closer look, the Australian team in charge says.

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    The Apple Inc. logo is shown outside the company's 2016 Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, California, U.S. June 13, 2016. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

    How Apple Paid 0.005% Tax

    How Apple Paid 0.005% Tax

    DUBLIN — When a country takes issue with the payment of tax, it is almost always because it wants more money, not less.However, in a peculiarly Irish twist, the government in Dublin is to appeal a ruling by the European Commission’s powerful compe...

    Apple was hit with the largest regulatory fine in European history when the company was ordered to pay Ireland a stunning $14.5 billion in back taxes. So why don’t the Irish want the...

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    leaked ISIS docs, Syrian intel

    Inside the Secret Files of ISIS

    Inside the Secret Files of ISIS

    What appear to be internal documents from the administration of the so-called Islamic State, obtained exclusively by The Daily Beast, show the terrorist organization under strain from financial misappropriation, embezzlement, alleged infiltration ...

    Recently uncovered ISIS documents read like a bad comedy about embezzlement, infiltration, and bureaucratic infighting.

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    Inside the Head of an ISIS True Believer

    Inside the Head of an ISIS True Believer

    Inside the Head of an ISIS True Believer

    With rare exception, active members of ISIS are notoriously shy about talking to Western reporters. The reason ISIS has invested so heavily in elaborate media and propaganda arms is that its mantra—“Hear from us, not about us”—is designed to demon...

    The group vows to endure and expand. But under relentless pressure, it’s shrinking. How do its partisans think they can endure? Here’s what one says.

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    The Apple Inc. logo is shown outside the company's 2016 Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, California, U.S. June 13, 2016. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

    How Apple Paid 0.005% Tax

    How Apple Paid 0.005% Tax

    DUBLIN — When a country takes issue with the payment of tax, it is almost always because it wants more money, not less.However, in a peculiarly Irish twist, the government in Dublin is to appeal a ruling by the European Commission’s powerful compe...

    Apple was hit with the largest regulatory fine in European history when the company was ordered to pay Ireland a stunning $14.5 billion in back taxes. So why don’t the Irish want the...

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    Ground Zero in the New Cold War  Cold War/ HP Hed: Ground Zero in the New Cold War

    Ground Zero in the New Cold War

    Ground Zero in the New Cold War

    THE CURONIAN SPIT — A bus ride from the last town in the European Union—Nida, Lithuania—across the border into Russia’s Kaliningrad region took less than an hour. The morning sun warmed sandy dunes along the shore of the Baltic Sea. There was hard...

    The fraught frontier between Russia and the NATO-defended Baltics is full of surprises, not least its natural beauty. But tensions are building fast.

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    Greek human sacrifice evidence found HP Hed: Ancient Greeks Caught Sacrificing Boys?

    Ancient Greeks Caught Sacrificing Boys?

    Ancient Greeks Caught Sacrificing Boys?

    On a mountain top in southern Greece, in a nearly 3,000-year-old religious site, archaeologists have made a macabre discovery: human remains nestled inside an altar dedicated to Zeus. The burial is unprecedented. How did the bones of this adolesce...

    When the skeleton of a young boy was found in an altar dedicated to Zeus, the discovery sent shockwaves through the world of archaeology. But it might be too good to be true.

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    Manaugh 'Fargo' at a Boeing Plant - the Tale of a Hapless Spy

    Average Joe Tried to Sell Russia Secrets

    Average Joe Tried to Sell Russia Secrets

    When Gregory Allen Justice arrived at work every evening, pulling into a secure parking lot near the sprawl of LAX to start another long night on the graveyard shift at Boeing, he would have known that there were more than just stars up there, shi...

    When promotion after promotion passed satellite engineer Gregory Allen Justice by, he allegedly turned to the Russians to solve his family’s dire financial straits.

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    Ground Zero in the New Cold War  Cold War/ HP Hed: Ground Zero in the New Cold War

    Ground Zero in the New Cold War

    Ground Zero in the New Cold War

    THE CURONIAN SPIT — A bus ride from the last town in the European Union—Nida, Lithuania—across the border into Russia’s Kaliningrad region took less than an hour. The morning sun warmed sandy dunes along the shore of the Baltic Sea. There was hard...

    The fraught frontier between Russia and the NATO-defended Baltics is full of surprises, not least its natural beauty. But tensions are building fast.

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    U.S.

    Savannah Guthrie speaks out about rape case.

    St. Paul’s Assault Survivor Speaks Out

    St. Paul’s Assault Survivor Speaks Out

    The teenage victim of a high-profile campus sexual assault has revealed her identity for the first time—along with her plan to help other survivors. In an interview with NBC’s Today, Chessy Prout, now 17, told Savannah Guthrie that she hoped going...

    Prout shed her anonymity in a ‘Today’ interview, saying she wanted to send a message to other victims of sexual assault that they ‘don’t have to be ashamed either.’

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    The ‘Social Cost of Carbon’ Is the Most Historic Climate Change Decision Yet

    The Most Historic Climate Decision Yet

    The Most Historic Climate Decision Yet

    One of the most significant court cases about climate change was decided this month by a federal appeals court in Chicago. Given that it was steeped in the enervating context of refrigerator regulations, you may have missed it. But amid the stulti...

    For the first time, the federal government has put a price on carbon dioxide and it’s bound to transform how we fight global warming.

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    How to Watch Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic at the 2016 U.S. Open

    How to Watch the 2016 U.S. Open

    How to Watch the 2016 U.S. Open

    The two-week long 2016 U.S. Open is the capstone of the year’s Grand Slam tournaments, marking the end of another year of major international tennis competition. Running from Monday, August 29 to Sunday, September 11, the tournament kick off at th...

    At the fourth and final Grand Slam tournament of the year, both Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic will defend subpar Olympic performances.

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    Savannah Guthrie speaks out about rape case.

    St. Paul’s Assault Survivor Speaks Out

    St. Paul’s Assault Survivor Speaks Out

    The teenage victim of a high-profile campus sexual assault has revealed her identity for the first time—along with her plan to help other survivors. In an interview with NBC’s Today, Chessy Prout, now 17, told Savannah Guthrie that she hoped going...

    Prout shed her anonymity in a ‘Today’ interview, saying she wanted to send a message to other victims of sexual assault that they ‘don’t have to be ashamed either.’

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    Dwayne Wade

    Paroled Before He Killed Wade’s Cousin

    Paroled Before He Killed Wade’s Cousin

    Two weeks to the day after he was paroled from prison, Derren Sorrells allegedly shot and killed Nykea Aldridge in Chicago. Derren, 22, and his brother Darwin Sorrells, 26, were charged with first-degree murder Sunday for shooting and killing Aldr...

    Derren Sorrells was let out of prison three years early—right before he allegedly shot NBA star Dwyane Wade’s cousin Nykea Aldridge in Chicago.

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    Who were the Nuns Killed in Mississippi?

    ‘Living Angel’ Nuns Stabbed to Death

    ‘Living Angel’ Nuns Stabbed to Death

    The night before she was viciously murdered, Sister Margaret Held was doing more than God’s work.She was making house calls.It was 7:30 p.m. on Thursday and when she rang a patient and friend after already logging an almost 12-hour day as a nurse ...

    Before Sister Margaret Held and Sister Paula Merrill were slashed to death at home in Mississippi, they were helping patients who said they were doing God’s work on Earth.

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    Tech + Health

    A veterinarian (L) injects a dog with an anti rabies vaccine in suburban Manila on March 7, 2015, during a free vaccination, castration and blessing of pets event. The yearly event is sponsored by the Quezon City government in an effort to eradicate rabies from the Philippines.   AFP PHOTO / Jay DIRECTO        (Photo credit should read JAY DIRECTO/AFP/Getty Images)

    Americans Are Taking Their Pets’ Drugs

    Americans Are Taking Their Pets’ Drugs

    A small percentage of Americans take their pets’ medication, according to a study published in the journal Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy.The study, which measured how many Americans take antibiotics without a prescription, came across the ...

    A study on non-prescription antibiotic use showed that some Americans take their pets’ medicines.

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    Screenshot from Newsy video of HI-SEAS crew members leaving their dome shelter after a year simulating a Mars exploration mission on a Hawaiian volcano. Video here: http://www.newsy.com/videos/crew-returns-to-earth-after-yearlong-mock-mars-mission/

    Watch: Scientists Leave Fake Mars Colony

    Watch: Scientists Leave Fake Mars Colony

    Six scientists returned to human civilization on Sunday, after spending a year isolated on a dormant Hawaiian volcano to simulate the conditions astronauts could face on Mars.The mission, funded by NASA, was the fourth one organized by the Hawaii ...

    The scientists spent 12 months isolated on a Hawaiian volcano to simulate a Mars exploration mission.

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    Your Zika Apathy is Spreading the Virus

    Your Zika Apathy Is Spreading the Virus

    Your Zika Apathy Is Spreading the Virus

    You may not be a pregnant woman. You may not be the partner of a pregnant woman. But if you don’t care about Zika, you’re part of the problem.That’s the message that Joseph Conlon, a technical adviser for the American Mosquito Control Association ...

    The American public doesn’t care about Zika—and that blasé attitude is not only careless, it’s dangerous.

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    Soylent Ads Sound a Lot Like Thinspo

    Soylent Ads Sound a Lot Like Thinspo

    Rob Rhinehart stopped eating and started a multimillion-dollar empire.In a 2013 blog post entitled, “How I Stopped Eating Food,” the then-24-year-old explained how he’d overhauled his diet by eliminating all solid foods from his life. For the past...

    Marketed as a way to ‘stop eating,’ Silicon Valley’s miracle food has been glamorized by ‘pro-ana’ websites. Eating-disorder experts say even the accidental message is dangerous.

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    Screenshot from Newsy video of HI-SEAS crew members leaving their dome shelter after a year simulating a Mars exploration mission on a Hawaiian volcano. Video here: http://www.newsy.com/videos/crew-returns-to-earth-after-yearlong-mock-mars-mission/

    Watch: Scientists Leave Fake Mars Colony

    Watch: Scientists Leave Fake Mars Colony

    Six scientists returned to human civilization on Sunday, after spending a year isolated on a dormant Hawaiian volcano to simulate the conditions astronauts could face on Mars.The mission, funded by NASA, was the fourth one organized by the Hawaii ...

    The scientists spent 12 months isolated on a Hawaiian volcano to simulate a Mars exploration mission.

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    Excerpt from 'The Four Dimensional Human' about AirBnB

    How Airbnb Kills Our Ideas of Privacy

    How Airbnb Kills Our Ideas of Privacy

    One of my memorable Facebook status updates went something like, “How long before newsreaders realize that we all know that the social networking website Twitter is a social networking website?” I got a lot of good feedback from that one, includin...

    To make its home-away-from-home vibe work, the online housing broker insists on a level of transparency from hosts and guests that creates a level of intimacy bordering on the unseemly.

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    This Is Your Brain on Burning Man

    This Is Your Brain on Burning Man

    It was summer of 1994, smack in the heart of the Cape Cod’s white-trash-meets-the-Hamptons busy season. Ace of Bass dominated the radio airwaves with their smarmy melodic Swedish pop, just eclectic enough to bridge the gap to the coming alt rock t...

    Burning Man begins on Sunday, and there will be plenty of people dropping acid for the first time. Here’s why that may not be a bad thing.

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    I had an IV drip of vitamins into my veins

    Did a Vitamin IV Make Me a Superhero?

    Did a Vitamin IV Make Me a Superhero?

    “You have gorgeous veins,” said the woman giving me intravenous infusions of a detoxifying antioxidant which, she said, “whitens the skin from the inside out.”My tawny complexion should look “brighter” in the next few days, she assured me, and the...

    Wellness addicts are getting their nutrient fix through IV drips, bypassing the digestive system and flooding their cells with vitamins. Our correspondent rolled up her sleeve…

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    Excerpt from 'The Four Dimensional Human' about AirBnB

    How Airbnb Kills Our Ideas of Privacy

    How Airbnb Kills Our Ideas of Privacy

    One of my memorable Facebook status updates went something like, “How long before newsreaders realize that we all know that the social networking website Twitter is a social networking website?” I got a lot of good feedback from that one, includin...

    To make its home-away-from-home vibe work, the online housing broker insists on a level of transparency from hosts and guests that creates a level of intimacy bordering on the unseemly.

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    Arts + Culture

    Science can't explain the gift of gab

    Science Can’t Explain Our Gift of Gab

    Science Can’t Explain Our Gift of Gab

    One bright night in the year 2016, my face aglow with godknows how many MilliGAUSS of x-radiation from the computer screen in front of me, I was surfing the net when I moused upon a web node reading: THE MYSTERY OF LANGUAGE EVOLUTION.1 It seems th...

    In a passage from his latest book, ‘The Kingdom of Speech,’ Tom Wolfe ponders why science has failed repeatedly to account for human speech, much less grasp what it means.

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    HANKY PANKY, from left: Gene Wilder, Gilda Radner, 1982. ©Columbia Pictures/courtesy Everett Collection

    Gene Wilder’s Amazing Cancer Legacy

    Gene Wilder’s Amazing Cancer Legacy

    Lily Safani, the CEO of Gilda’s Club New York City, did not know that Gene Wilder was ill and was shocked to hear of his death, aged 83, on Monday from complications of Alzheimer’s disease.“This man is so much an integral part of Gilda’s Club, to ...

    As co-founder of Gilda’s Club, Wilder turned his grief over wife Gilda Radner’s death into action around ovarian cancer and helping those affected by all cancers.

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    VMA Gallery Red Carpet

    Beyoncé Rules the VMA White Carpet

    Beyoncé Rules the VMA White Carpet

    Beyoncé and daughter Blue Ivy were early arrivals at MTV’s Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on Sunday night. Naomi Campbell and Britney Spears also stunned.

    Beyoncé and daughter Blue Ivy were early arrivals at MTV’s Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on Sunday night. Naomi Campbell and Britney Spears also stunned.

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    A concert goer poses on piano at Afro Punk Festival, August 28, 2016.

    Scenes From Brooklyn’s Afropunk 2016

    Scenes From Brooklyn’s Afropunk 2016

    The 12th annual festival of music and culture featured Tyler the Creator, TV on the Radio, Ice Cube, Janelle Monae—and so much more. See photos from the two-day event.

    The 12th annual festival of music and culture featured Tyler the Creator, TV on the Radio, Ice Cube, Janelle Monae—and so much more. See photos from the two-day event.

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    HANKY PANKY, from left: Gene Wilder, Gilda Radner, 1982. ©Columbia Pictures/courtesy Everett Collection

    Gene Wilder’s Amazing Cancer Legacy

    Gene Wilder’s Amazing Cancer Legacy

    Lily Safani, the CEO of Gilda’s Club New York City, did not know that Gene Wilder was ill and was shocked to hear of his death, aged 83, on Monday from complications of Alzheimer’s disease.“This man is so much an integral part of Gilda’s Club, to ...

    As co-founder of Gilda’s Club, Wilder turned his grief over wife Gilda Radner’s death into action around ovarian cancer and helping those affected by all cancers.

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    Essay on why she's afraid of the night

    The Woman Who Was Afraid of the Night

    The Woman Who Was Afraid of the Night

    I have this friend—I call her Vivienne—anyway, she and I have been good and loyal friends for many, many years and she crops up a lot in the stuff I write.We recently reached the age of openly looking out for each other’s health and well-being. Sh...

    Most of us have a mild phobia or two without knowing exactly why. But Nina Stibbe knows: her aversion to night began with a man, a ladder, a scorned woman, and a shotgun.

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    Will & Kate, just normal parents

    Will & Kate, Just Normal Parents

    Will & Kate, Just Normal Parents

    It’s always tricky, the first royal engagement of the new term.Usually the royals don’t get back to ‘work’ until the first week of September, but, wisely, Will and Kate opted to jump back onto the front pages a week or so early this year, with a b...

    Kate Middleton and Prince William may have a life and lifestyle far removed from most Britons, but they want to promote the image of being regular parents.

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    DX56K0 Fama Fountain, water parterre, Herrenchiemsee New Palace, castle grounds, Herreninsel, Chiemsee, Chiemgau, Upper Bavaria

    The Palace That Ruined a Mad King

    The Palace That Ruined a Mad King

    It’s a question I think we all should ask ourselves from time to time: What would you do if you were a mentally unstable, sexually repressed king infatuated with Louis XIV?If you’re Ludwig II, King of Bavaria from 1864 to 1886, the answer is to de...

    Ludwig II was hell-bent on creating the most beautiful palaces in Europe—including a replica of Versailles on an island. It was an obsession that would cost this mad gay king his crown.

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    Essay on why she's afraid of the night

    The Woman Who Was Afraid of the Night

    The Woman Who Was Afraid of the Night

    I have this friend—I call her Vivienne—anyway, she and I have been good and loyal friends for many, many years and she crops up a lot in the stuff I write.We recently reached the age of openly looking out for each other’s health and well-being. Sh...

    Most of us have a mild phobia or two without knowing exactly why. But Nina Stibbe knows: her aversion to night began with a man, a ladder, a scorned woman, and a shotgun.

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