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    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump holds a rally with supporters in Council Bluffs, Iowa, U.S. September 28, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - RTSPXJE

    Trump Mocks Clinton’s Medical Episode

    Trump Mocks Clinton’s Medical Episode

    It appears Donald Trump will no longer be “restraining” himself from hitting Hillary Clinton over personal matters.During a Wednesday afternoon rally in Iowa, the Republican nominee mocked his opponent for her previous bout with pneumonia when she...

    Days after losing the first presidential debate, Trump comes out swinging with open mockery of Hillary Clinton’s near-fainting experience at the 9/11 memorial.

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    U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks at a campaign rally in Raleigh, North Carolina, U.S September 27, 2016.  REUTERS/Brian Snyder - RTSPQ45

    Hillary Saved the Bombshells for Round 2

    Hillary Saved the Bombshells for Round 2

    Come along with me, people, because it’s already time to look ahead to the second debate. Consider this thought: Hillary Clinton took Donald Trump to the house Monday night without even playing some of the heaviest cards against him.What did come ...

    She hardly had to scratch the surface to win the first contest—and there’s plenty more dirt where that stuff came from.

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    Skittish GOP Doesn’t Want to Talk Trump

    Skittish GOP Doesn’t Want to Talk Trump

    Skeptical Republicans were coming around. Donald Trump was gaining momentum and the polls were tightening.Then he had a train wreck of a debate.He got put on his heels by Hillary Clinton early, gave a confusing answer on his years-long “birther” c...

    Donald Trump bombed his first general election debate, leaving prominent Republicans who were just warming to him ducking for cover.

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    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump holds a rally with supporters in Council Bluffs, Iowa, U.S. September 28, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - RTSPXJE

    Trump Mocks Clinton’s Medical Episode

    Trump Mocks Clinton’s Medical Episode

    It appears Donald Trump will no longer be “restraining” himself from hitting Hillary Clinton over personal matters.During a Wednesday afternoon rally in Iowa, the Republican nominee mocked his opponent for her previous bout with pneumonia when she...

    Days after losing the first presidential debate, Trump comes out swinging with open mockery of Hillary Clinton’s near-fainting experience at the 9/11 memorial.

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    Al Gore Coming to Clinton’s Rescue?

    Al Gore Coming to Clinton’s Rescue?

    Climate change got only fleeting attention on the debate stage Monday night, but when Donald Trump lied by insisting he’d never said global warming is a hoax perpetrated by the Chinese, his 2012 tweet saying just that was re-tweeted tens of thousa...

    A Democrat who knows a thing or two about third-party challenges, environmental dangers, and the once and perhaps future first family waiting in the wings.

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    Moderator Lester Holt presides over the first debate between Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Hillary Clinton at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, U.S., September 26, 2016.

    Why Did CNN Make Lester Holt Invisible?

    Why Did CNN Make Lester Holt Invisible?

    To borrow one of CNN’s advertising slogans, the cable outlet decided to “go there” during Monday night’s great debate.If you depended on that particular news source, as I did, to watch Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump mix it up at Long Island’s Ho...

    If you were watching CNN’s coverage of the Clinton vs Trump slugfest, moderator Lester Holt of NBC was nowhere to be seen—and today CNN won’t say why.

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    Entertainment

    Benedict Cumberbatch joins Pink Floyd's David Gilmour onstage at London's Royal Albert Hall.

    Watch Cumberbatch Sing Pink Floyd Live

    Watch Cumberbatch Sing Pink Floyd Live

    Benedict Cumberbatch is one interesting chap. The Oscar-nominated star of The Imitation Game, the beloved TV series Sherlock, and the upcoming Marvel superhero film Doctor Strange has, among other things, taught English at a Tibetan monastery in ...

    The Oscar-nominated actor can apparently do no wrong.

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    'Full Frontal' host Samantha Bee.

    Sam Bee Rips Apart Trump’s Debate Sexism

    Sam Bee Rips Apart Trump’s Debate Sexism

    Immediately following Monday night’s “big league” presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, late-night hosts like Trevor Noah and Seth Meyers broadcast their shows live so they could give viewers instant comedic analysis of the...

    The ‘Full Frontal’ host had plenty of time to develop the ideal takedown of Donald Trump’s terrible debate night.

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    PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 28: Vitalii Sediuk jumps on Kim Kardashian West as she arrives at 'L'Avenue' restaurant on September 28, 2016 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)

    Kim K Attacked by Douchebag

    Kim K Attacked by Douchebag

    Another week, another famous woman harassed and assaulted by an unemployed Ukrainian prankster.On Wednesday, multi-hyphenate Kim Kardashian was approached on the streets of Paris by a strange man, who proceeded to kneel down and literally kiss her...

    The same Ukranian prankster who assaulted Gigi Hadid in Milan last week has struck again: this time by literally kissing Kim Kardashian’s ass without her consent.

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    Netflix series 'The Crown'

    Netflix Unveils $130m ‘Crown’ Trailer

    Netflix Unveils $130m ‘Crown’ Trailer

    It is being billed as the most expensive TV series ever produced—with a budget of $130 million—and the first official trailer for the forthcoming Netflix series The Crown is setting high expectations among fans of costume dramas.The Netflix drama ...

    It’s being billed as the biggest-budget TV series of all time—and to judge from the trailer, released today, the Queen Elizabeth drama lives up to the hype.

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    'Full Frontal' host Samantha Bee.

    Sam Bee Rips Apart Trump’s Debate Sexism

    Sam Bee Rips Apart Trump’s Debate Sexism

    Immediately following Monday night’s “big league” presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, late-night hosts like Trevor Noah and Seth Meyers broadcast their shows live so they could give viewers instant comedic analysis of the...

    The ‘Full Frontal’ host had plenty of time to develop the ideal takedown of Donald Trump’s terrible debate night.

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    Dolph Lundgren.

    Ivan Drago on U.S.-Russia Relations

    Ivan Drago on U.S.-Russia Relations

    The atmosphere was electric as Ivan Drago climbed back into a boxing ring for the first time in years last weekend in Austin, greeted by the roar of a standing-room-only crowd of movie nerds. They were thirsty for blood, figuratively speaking, bec...

    The towering Swedish MIT-bound Fulbright scholar turned action movie star opens up to Jen Yamato about his iconic ‘Rocky IV’ role and taking acting seriously again.

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    'Late Night' host Seth Meyers on Trump and Hillary.

    Seth Meyers on Trump’s Tax Slip-Up

    Seth Meyers on Trump’s Tax Slip-Up

    The bar was set so low for Donald Trump in the first presidential debate—basically refrain from spinning his head and projectile vomiting like the demon-child in The Exorcist—that pundits right and left were predicting a victory for the blustering...

    The ‘Late Night’ host dissected the first presidential debate—including several of Trump’s more bogus claims.

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    Norman Lear on Trump vs. Archie Bunker

    Norman Lear on Trump vs. Archie Bunker

    TV legend Norman Lear has a metaphor he likes to use when talking about Donald Trump.“I think Donald Trump is the middle finger of the American right hand,” Lear tells me. For a segment of the population tired of leadership failing them, Trump is ...

    The 94-year-old TV legend puts an end to those Donald Trump and Archie Bunker comparisons, discusses his legacy, and previews his new docuseries, ‘America Divided.’

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    Dolph Lundgren.

    Ivan Drago on U.S.-Russia Relations

    Ivan Drago on U.S.-Russia Relations

    The atmosphere was electric as Ivan Drago climbed back into a boxing ring for the first time in years last weekend in Austin, greeted by the roar of a standing-room-only crowd of movie nerds. They were thirsty for blood, figuratively speaking, bec...

    The towering Swedish MIT-bound Fulbright scholar turned action movie star opens up to Jen Yamato about his iconic ‘Rocky IV’ role and taking acting seriously again.

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    World News

    How Shimon Peres Got Nukes for Israel

    How Shimon Peres Got Nukes for Israel

    PARIS —Shimon Peres is recognized as a great statesman and will be remembered after his death early Wednesday morning at age 93 as a passionate advocate of peace between Israel’s Jews and the Arabs of the Middle East.With a longer view, historians...

    Renowned for his decades-long quest for peace in the Middle East, Shimon Peres’s greatest triumph was his cunning and successful plan to bring nuclear weapons to Israel.

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    Members of the Civil Defence rescue children after what activists said was an air strike by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in al-Shaar neighbourhood of Aleppo June 2, 2014.

    U.S. Warned of Attack on Syria Aid Group

    U.S. Warned of Attack on Syria Aid Group

    Two days prior to devastating aerial attacks, Michael Ratney, the U.S. special envoy to Syria, was told the Assad regime was planning to hit the Aleppo facilities of the Syrian Civil Defense, a volunteer rescue group.Raed al-Saleh, the head of the...

    The Obama administration, desperate to save a shattered Syrian ceasefire, seems to have ignored concrete intelligence of an atrocity to come.

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    43 Students Still Missing After Massacre

    Mexico Can’t Stop Lying About a Massacre

    Mexico Can’t Stop Lying About a Massacre

    MEXICO — The lives of dozens of Mexican families were forever altered when bullets rained down on their sons, rural college students who dreamed of one day becoming teachers.Two years ago this Monday, a convoy of corrupt police ambushed students t...

    The government claims the missing students were murdered by the cartels and incinerated en masse. But experts say they doubt that’s the truth.

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    If You Knew Putin Like We Know Putin…

    If You Knew Putin Like We Know Putin…

    Russia has come to occupy an outsize role in U.S. foreign policy and the forthcoming U.S. presidential election, and who knows more about the Bear than the Baltic States—Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania? They were devoured by the Soviet Union on the...

    Estonia’s president and Lithuania’s foreign minister talk to The Daily Beast about the menace Moscow poses to them, Europe, and the United States.

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    Members of the Civil Defence rescue children after what activists said was an air strike by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in al-Shaar neighbourhood of Aleppo June 2, 2014.

    U.S. Warned of Attack on Syria Aid Group

    U.S. Warned of Attack on Syria Aid Group

    Two days prior to devastating aerial attacks, Michael Ratney, the U.S. special envoy to Syria, was told the Assad regime was planning to hit the Aleppo facilities of the Syrian Civil Defense, a volunteer rescue group.Raed al-Saleh, the head of the...

    The Obama administration, desperate to save a shattered Syrian ceasefire, seems to have ignored concrete intelligence of an atrocity to come.

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    The Greatest myths about Jesus

    The Biggest Myths About Jesus Christ

    The Biggest Myths About Jesus Christ

    1. Jesus wasn’t tall and white. We’ve said it before but it bears repeating: Jesus was not the light-haired blue-eyed icon of European art. The problem isn’t limited to European painters: Willem Dafoe, Robert Powell, and Diogo Morgado have all bro...

    Was he really a pacifist? And what did he think about marriage? Oh, and there’s that whole thing about the color of his skin…

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    Pope Francis style of leadership

    How Francis Has Changed the Church

    How Francis Has Changed the Church

    President John Quincy Adams once said, “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader.”  The popular enthusiasm surrounding the papacy of Pope Francis is, in part, a testament to his highly co...

    Despite being in office only a few years, Pope Francis has already created significant change in the ministry of the Catholic Church.

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    Socialite as Spy story, which is really about how underestimated women were in her day, WWII, with the twist that that's what saved her life

    Socialite Beat the Nazis By Playing Dumb

    Socialite Beat the Nazis By Playing Dumb

    PARIS—If you’re going to have an obit in The New York Times, it would be hard have a more intriguing headline than this one from March 2000: “Gertrude Sanford Legendre, 97, Socialite Turned Hunter and Prisoner of War,” unless they’d added, as they...

    Big game hunter, legendary French Riviera partier, and a quintessential WASP—Gertrude Sanford was also a vital U.S. spy who managed to outmaneuver the Nazis after being captured.

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    The Greatest myths about Jesus

    The Biggest Myths About Jesus Christ

    The Biggest Myths About Jesus Christ

    1. Jesus wasn’t tall and white. We’ve said it before but it bears repeating: Jesus was not the light-haired blue-eyed icon of European art. The problem isn’t limited to European painters: Willem Dafoe, Robert Powell, and Diogo Morgado have all bro...

    Was he really a pacifist? And what did he think about marriage? Oh, and there’s that whole thing about the color of his skin…

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    Peta Protest

    PETA: Ringling Bros. Abuses Tigers

    PETA: Ringling Bros. Abuses Tigers

    Ringling Bros. Circus announced nearly two years ago that it would abandon its world famous elephant acts by 2018--but what about its other animals?A new report from PETA alleges that among the animals “held captive” by Ringling Bros. and Barnum &...

    PETA says it’s found evidence that ‘The Greatest Show on Earth’ is abusing its top performers. Ringling’s parent company says it’s all part of PETA’s political agenda.

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    In this Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016, photo, Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the Senate Banking Committee. The San Francisco Fed said Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016, that Stumpf is resigning his position on the Federal Reserve's advisory council amid a scandal over millions of accounts allegedly opened by the bank without customers' permission.

    Wells Fargo Stinks From The Head

    Wells Fargo Stinks From The Head

    Wells Fargo Bank committed a scam that stole from its customers, inflated its stock price, and lined the pockets of its top-level executives. Those same executives pinned the whole thing on their low-level employees – people making as little as $1...

    To end these predatory practices, financial services sector employees should be given a seat at the table and allowed to collectively bargain.

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    A New York City firefighter walks through debris after an explosion ripped through a home in the New York City borough of the Bronx, New York September 27, 2016.  New York City Mayor's Office/Handout via Reuters   THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - RTSPOZR

    Drug Lab Blast Kills Firefighter Royalty

    Drug Lab Blast Kills Firefighter Royalty

    A gas explosion tore through an alleged Bronx drug lab Tuesday morning, killing a second-generation firefighter and rattling neighbors.Firefighters were on the scene an hour before the 7:30 a.m. explosion, responding to reports of a gas leak at a ...

    A Tuesday morning explosion killed second-generation FDNY Chief Michael Fahey, whom the FDNY called a ‘brave man’—just like his dad.

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    Peta Protest

    PETA: Ringling Bros. Abuses Tigers

    PETA: Ringling Bros. Abuses Tigers

    Ringling Bros. Circus announced nearly two years ago that it would abandon its world famous elephant acts by 2018--but what about its other animals?A new report from PETA alleges that among the animals “held captive” by Ringling Bros. and Barnum &...

    PETA says it’s found evidence that ‘The Greatest Show on Earth’ is abusing its top performers. Ringling’s parent company says it’s all part of PETA’s political agenda.

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    An artistic depiction of Terence Crutcher is displayed at his funeral in Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S., September 24, 2016. REUTERS/Kurt Steiss  - RTSPASR

    Stuck in Jail as Cops Killed Her Husband

    Stuck in Jail as Cops Killed Her Husband

    The day Terence Crutcher died, his widow was stuck in jail.Frenchel Johnson, Crutcher’s common-law wife of 16 years and the mother of his three children, was incarcerated on an assault charge Sept. 16. That evening, Officer Betty Shelby fatally sh...

    First she was locked up for tangling with a neighbor. Then she found out her husband had been shot dead. Now she’s in a legal battle with his family.

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    Cleveland, UNITED STATES: LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers walks off the court during Game Three of the NBA Finals 12 June 2007 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. The Spurs won the game 75-72 to lead the best-of-seven game series 3-0.     AFP PHOTO/JEFF HAYNES (Photo credit should read JEFF HAYNES/AFP/Getty Images)

    Watch: LeBron James on Police Shootings

    Watch: LeBron James on Police Shootings

    LeBron James fears what might happen to his 12-year-old son in an interaction with police, the NBA Finals MVP told reporters on Monday.“It’s a scary-ass situation,” James said at the Cleveland Cavaliers’ media day, “that if my son calls me and say...

    “If my son calls me and says he’s been pulled over… I’m not that confident that things are going to go well and my son is going to return home,” James said.

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    Tech + Health

    The Dark Web Bails on Trump After Debat

    Trump’s Online Trolls Turn on ‘Daddy’

    Trump’s Online Trolls Turn on ‘Daddy’

    One of Donald Trump’s most ardent fringe message boards appeared to turn on its candidate of choice during Monday night’s debate, saying he “got played” and that “this was not supposed to happen.”4chan, the alt-right forum that Trump and his campa...

    The alt-right diehards of 4chan, who’ve helped power the GOP nominee’s campaign with racist memes, were none too thrilled about his ‘400-pound’ hacker comment at the first debate. Th...

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    robot nurse

    ‘Nursebots’ Will Make Shortages Obsolete

    ‘Nursebots’ Will Make Shortages Obsolete

    For years, the U.S. has experienced a shortage of registered nurses. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that while the number of nurses will increase by 19 percent by 2022, demand will grow faster than the supply, and that there will be over ...

    By 2022, one million nurse jobs will be unfilled—leaving patients with lower quality care and longer waits. But what if robots could do the job?

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     VR community lashes out at Trumpkin

    Trump Techbro Sparks Pro-Hillary Revolt

    Trump Techbro Sparks Pro-Hillary Revolt

    Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and Oculus Rift developers are donating to Hillary Clinton in direct response to news that Oculus founder Palmer Luckey is backing a political action group pushing “shitposts” on behalf of Donald Trump.Some developers ...

    The Daily Beast revealed Oculus Rift founder Palmer Luckey as a Trump “shitposting” sugar daddy. Now the Virtual Reality community is coming out hard for Hillary Clinton.

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 18:  Actor Jim Carrey arrives at LACMA's 50th Anniversary Gala at LACMA on April 18, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)

    Jim Carrey Lawsuit Just Got Uglier

    Jim Carrey Lawsuit Just Got Uglier

    The wrongful death lawsuit against Jim Carrey just went from strange to stranger.In an amended complaint filed Thursday, Mark Burton, the estranged husband of Jim Carrey’s late ex-girlfriend Cathriona White, is claiming that the Liar, Liar star ga...

    A lawsuit that alleges the actor had involvement in the death of Cathriona White was amended Thursday. It claims Carrey gave White multiple sexual transmitted diseases, including her...

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    robot nurse

    ‘Nursebots’ Will Make Shortages Obsolete

    ‘Nursebots’ Will Make Shortages Obsolete

    For years, the U.S. has experienced a shortage of registered nurses. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that while the number of nurses will increase by 19 percent by 2022, demand will grow faster than the supply, and that there will be over ...

    By 2022, one million nurse jobs will be unfilled—leaving patients with lower quality care and longer waits. But what if robots could do the job?

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    Facebook is waaay too involved in this election

    Facebook, Stop Messing With the Election

    Facebook, Stop Messing With the Election

    “You’re on CNN. The show that leads into me is puppets making crank phone calls!”In 2004, that’s how ex-Daily Show anchor Jon Stewart famously rebutted Crossfire host Tucker Carlson’s allegation that he had gone too soft on John Kerry. Seven years...

    Still denying it’s a media company, Facebook says it’s just a technology company. But given its influence on the election, how much longer can it keep up the charade?

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    Facebook Fat Cat Funding Trump Memes

    Facebook Fat Cat Funding Trump Memes

    A Silicon Valley titan is putting money behind an unofficial Donald Trump group dedicated to “shitposting” and circulating internet memes maligning Hillary Clinton.Oculus founder Palmer Luckey financially backed a pro-Trump political organization ...

    Palmer Luckey—founder of Oculus—is funding a Trump group that circulates dirty memes about Hillary Clinton.

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    Please Do Not Hack Your Own EpiPen

    Please Do Not Hack Your Own EpiPen

    Please Do Not Hack Your Own EpiPen

    EpiPens are so expensive that some people are trying to make their own. But the makeshift cure might be just as dangerous as a severe allergic reaction.After pharmaceutical company Mylan acquired the EpiPen patent in 2007, the emergency allergy me...

    In response to EpiPen’s 600 percent price hike, some users are hacking cheap, DIY versions at home. But experts warn of infection and overdose.

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    Facebook is waaay too involved in this election

    Facebook, Stop Messing With the Election

    Facebook, Stop Messing With the Election

    “You’re on CNN. The show that leads into me is puppets making crank phone calls!”In 2004, that’s how ex-Daily Show anchor Jon Stewart famously rebutted Crossfire host Tucker Carlson’s allegation that he had gone too soft on John Kerry. Seven years...

    Still denying it’s a media company, Facebook says it’s just a technology company. But given its influence on the election, how much longer can it keep up the charade?

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    Arts + Culture

    Suit by Acne, Shirt by Brooks Brothers, Tie by J Crew

    The Most Powerful Man in Hair

    The Most Powerful Man in Hair

    Twixt a barber and the barbered, the full array of human emotion, the palette of power and the exertion of it, the circuits of cordiality and spurs of challenge can crackle through a few inches of air at every snip of the clippers. There are a tho...

    Martial Vivot is no mere barber. He cuts and shapes the coifs of Manhattan’s movers and shakers, and to do that he employs not only his scissors but a keen sense of psychology.

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    How Nat Turner Spent His Last Night

    How Nat Turner Spent His Last Night

    How Nat Turner Spent His Last Night

    When the actor Phillip James Brannon wears the shackles that prevent his character, Nat Turner—the slave who led a rebellion of other slaves in Virginia in 1831—from moving, the weight of history is very literally on his shoulders.The shackles the...

    In the New York Theatre Workshop play ‘Nat Turner in Jerusalem,’ the leader of the 1831 slave rebellion faces a long, dark night of the soul before his execution.

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    Britain's Prince William (L), Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George (2nd L) and Princess Charlotte arrive at the Victoria International Airport for the start of their eight day royal tour to Canada in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, September 24, 2016.

    Royal Canadian Touchdown

    Royal Canadian Touchdown

    Prince George demonstrated he has the right stuff to be King today, showing a promising mastery for one so young at the art of the royal wave as he arrived with his mother Kate Middleton, father Prince William and sister Princess Charlotte at the ...

    The royals have kicked off their big Canadian tour with a crowd-pleasing appearance at Victoria airport in British Columbia

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    Sneak Peek at Jimmy Breslin's New Novel

    Trumpet Lessons, Life Lessons

    Trumpet Lessons, Life Lessons

    My Aunt Harriet took me up on the bus to the Wurlitzer store on Sutphin Boulevard and bought a used trumpet, which she paid for with bills and change from the grandmother’s purse. Afterwards, each Saturday morning, my mother gave me three dollars ...

    In an excerpt from his autobiographical novel—his first published work in a decade—Jimmy Breslin describes his first trumpet lessons, and stumbles upon a scene of heartbreaking beauty.

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    How Nat Turner Spent His Last Night

    How Nat Turner Spent His Last Night

    How Nat Turner Spent His Last Night

    When the actor Phillip James Brannon wears the shackles that prevent his character, Nat Turner—the slave who led a rebellion of other slaves in Virginia in 1831—from moving, the weight of history is very literally on his shoulders.The shackles the...

    In the New York Theatre Workshop play ‘Nat Turner in Jerusalem,’ the leader of the 1831 slave rebellion faces a long, dark night of the soul before his execution.

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    How a White Trash Girl Stumbled on Grace

    How a White Trash Girl Stumbled on Grace

    How a White Trash Girl Stumbled on Grace

    I am a writer. It seems unlikely yet inevitable that I should have become one. I didn’t go to college, have no degree, but I do have what they call, “a past.” I was named after my father, Willie, a con artist, card sharp, and sometimes garden-vari...

    Her father was a thief, her mother a drunk, but Billie Livingston was determined to be a writer. She succeeded, then it got hard, and then the magic happened.

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    The Great British Bake Off

    The ‘Great British Bake Off’ Break Down

    The ‘Great British Bake Off’ Break Down

    If Nigel Farage and Brexit are the hard, political manifestation of the never-ending existential crisis of what it means to be British, then the BBC TV show the Great British Bake Off is their gentler, custard-soaked cultural counterpart.Bake Off,...

    There is nothing more British than a TV baking show. But Bake Off has accepted an appetizing $99m deal to abandon the BBC and there’s a sour taste in everyone’s mouth.

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    Lord Ivar Mountbatten attends the drinks reception hosted by Dockers, the San Francisco based apparel brand, at Kensington Palace on the eve of 'Dockers Flannels For Heroes' cricket match on June 19, 2014 in London, England.

    The Curse of Being a Royal Nobody

    The Curse of Being a Royal Nobody

    When Lord Ivar Mountbatten made the recent decision to come out as gay in the British media, he was identified as “the Queen’s cousin,” which is a somewhat economically truthful version of the real situation—he is actually the queen’s third cousin...

    The recent coming-out of a distant relative of Queen Elizabeth highlights the perils inherent in the business of being a minor royal—you do have the name, but not much else.

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    How a White Trash Girl Stumbled on Grace

    How a White Trash Girl Stumbled on Grace

    How a White Trash Girl Stumbled on Grace

    I am a writer. It seems unlikely yet inevitable that I should have become one. I didn’t go to college, have no degree, but I do have what they call, “a past.” I was named after my father, Willie, a con artist, card sharp, and sometimes garden-vari...

    Her father was a thief, her mother a drunk, but Billie Livingston was determined to be a writer. She succeeded, then it got hard, and then the magic happened.

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