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    Trump Already Broke Immigration Pledges

    Trump Already Broke Immigration Pledges

    Trump Already Broke Immigration Pledges

    Mark Krikorian is displeased.Krikorian is one of the most influential advocates of stricter enforcement of U.S. immigration laws. He’s spent his career pushing for tougher border enforcement and lower levels of legal immigration, and he heads the ...

    Not only has the president failed to ‘immediately’ reverse Obama’s ‘executive amnesty’ protecting young Dreamers from deportation, his advisers are signaling he has no plans to do so.

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    Newt Gingrich’s War on Madonna

    Newt Gingrich’s War on Madonna

    The British TV presenter and exhaustingly dedicated Trump blowhard Piers Morgan was seemingly desperate for attention during the Women’s March on Washington Saturday, firing off a series of contemptuous tweets.How pathetic that participants believ...

    After Madonna’s remark at the Washington Women’s March that she’d like to blow up the White House, condemnation and insults soon rained down on her.

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    Team Bernie Gives One Cheer for Trump

    Team Bernie Gives One Cheer for Trump

    Donald Trump found himself an unlikely cheerleader on his third day in the Oval Office: Sen. Bernie Sanders, the Democratic Socialist who for months called Trump every name in the book. That’s because Trump signed an executive order withdrawing fr...

    Trump’s executive order pulling out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership talks earned the president a fist-bump from progressive activists. But don’t expect a hug any time soon.

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    Trump Already Broke Immigration Pledges

    Trump Already Broke Immigration Pledges

    Trump Already Broke Immigration Pledges

    Mark Krikorian is displeased.Krikorian is one of the most influential advocates of stricter enforcement of U.S. immigration laws. He’s spent his career pushing for tougher border enforcement and lower levels of legal immigration, and he heads the ...

    Not only has the president failed to ‘immediately’ reverse Obama’s ‘executive amnesty’ protecting young Dreamers from deportation, his advisers are signaling he has no plans to do so.

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    Trump Administration’s First 100 Lies

    Trump Administration’s First 100 Lies

    The Trump era started out more creepily than I could have imagined.From the dystopian inaugural address to that Sean Spicer catastrophe to the Kellyanne Conway “alternate facts” fiasco to the President’s Nero-esque performance at the CIA to Donald...

    The harder the 45th President and his team insist on ‘alternate facts,’ the harder objective reality pushes back.

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    Comparing Trump's day of patriotism to Putin

    Trump’s Dubious Day of (Self-)Devotion

    Trump’s Dubious Day of (Self-)Devotion

    Well, I suppose a man who derives verbal inspiration from Charles Lindbergh, James Cameron and Bane, a man who celebrates fallen American intelligence operatives by comparing his cover appearances on Time magazine to those of Richard Nixon, can’t ...

    In a mash of purple prose and nonsense, the new commander-in-chief declares that some ‘new national pride stirs the American soul’ now that he’s on the job.

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    Triumph Poops on Trump’s Inauguration

    Triumph Poops on Trump’s Inauguration

    Robert Smigel’s Triumph the Insult Comic Dog was one of 2016’s most vital political satirists, hitting the campaign trail early in the primaries and sticking with it all the way through the conventions over the summer. So it was only fitting that ...

    Conan O’Brien sent Triumph the Insult Comic Dog to Trump’s inauguration and he came back with gold.

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    James Franco interview

    James Franco Talks Trump and Gay Rights

    James Franco Talks Trump and Gay Rights

    James Franco nearly bared all for Hillary Clinton. So the Oscar-nominated actor turned filmmaker, whose series of ads branded HRC “the most interesting woman in the world,” hasn’t been taking the election result very well.“I mean, I’ve been reacti...

    The Oscar-nominated actor opens up about his fine new film ‘I Am Michael,’ the ‘outing’ of Hollywood actors, and the constant speculation about his own sexuality.

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    The Godfather of Political Late-Night

    The Godfather of Political Late-Night

    Bill Maher delivered the first late-night television monologue of Donald Trump’s presidency. Bounding onto the stage at his Los Angeles studio Friday night, the Real Time host blew his cheering audience a kiss and told the many fans watching live ...

    For the past 24 years, Bill Maher has been making politics funny on television. The Trump era marks his biggest challenge yet.

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    Three Horny Nuns Storm Sundance

    Three Horny Nuns Storm Sundance

    On the day of the Chelsea Handler-led satellite Women’s March at the Sundance Film Festival, as the last frozen demonstrators peel off Park City’s Main Street, cheeky signs in tow, I’m sitting down with Alison Brie, Molly Shannon, and Kate Micucci...

    A convent of nuns are having a hard time keeping their vow of celibacy in ‘The Little Hours.’ Molly Shannon, Alison Brie, and Kate Micucci talk their wild Sundance sex comedy.

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    James Franco interview

    James Franco Talks Trump and Gay Rights

    James Franco Talks Trump and Gay Rights

    James Franco nearly bared all for Hillary Clinton. So the Oscar-nominated actor turned filmmaker, whose series of ads branded HRC “the most interesting woman in the world,” hasn’t been taking the election result very well.“I mean, I’ve been reacti...

    The Oscar-nominated actor opens up about his fine new film ‘I Am Michael,’ the ‘outing’ of Hollywood actors, and the constant speculation about his own sexuality.

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    Beware the slenderman' HBO doc

    When a Meme Inspires Murder

    When a Meme Inspires Murder

    Particularly online, the boundary between reality and fantasy can be difficult to discern—and as illustrated by Beware the Slenderman, the result of that blurriness can be deadly. Premiering Monday on HBO (after its theatrical debut at last year’s...

    In 2014, two young girls stabbed a friend in the woods 19 times and left her to die. A new documentary examines how mental-health issues and an internet meme drove them to do it.

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    The Affair

    ‘The Affair’ Reveals Its Killer Secrets

    ‘The Affair’ Reveals Its Killer Secrets

    It is rare to cheer the television set these days, but watching Helen (Maura Tierney) bundle her insane, awful parents into a fortress-like panic room in the basement of their Montauk home was one such moment. Thank you, The Affair, for that—and f...

    Helen decided it was time to ’fess up about killing Scotty, and the identity of Noah’s assailant was finally revealed in the penultimate episode of Season 3 of ‘The Affair.’

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    Broad City’s Abbi Storms Sundance

    Broad City’s Abbi Storms Sundance

    Donald Trump is president, and Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer are ready for the world to end.Rather their Broad City counterparts are, in a short released minutes before last week’s swearing-in ceremony titled “Inauguration Uncensored.”“People are...

    It’s a luxury to have a platform to use your voice, ‘Broad City’ star Abbi Jacobson tells The Daily Beast at the Sundance Film Festival. “I’m so happy we’re on TV right now.”

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    Beware the slenderman' HBO doc

    When a Meme Inspires Murder

    When a Meme Inspires Murder

    Particularly online, the boundary between reality and fantasy can be difficult to discern—and as illustrated by Beware the Slenderman, the result of that blurriness can be deadly. Premiering Monday on HBO (after its theatrical debut at last year’s...

    In 2014, two young girls stabbed a friend in the woods 19 times and left her to die. A new documentary examines how mental-health issues and an internet meme drove them to do it.

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    World News

    Daring DNA Hunt Cracked Cold Case

    Daring DNA Hunt Cracked Cold Case

    DENVER—On a cold Saturday morning in January 2002, a farm worker in northern France unloading dirty stable hay into a field noticed a tree stump that looked out of place. As he got closer, he realized that what he thought was a log was actually a ...

    Thanks to American science and a determined French cop, a young woman whose burned corpse was found by a farmer 15 years ago may get justice.

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    El Chapo Finally Brought Down to Size

    El Chapo Finally Brought Down to Size

    El Chapo has finally been brought down to size.Joaquin Archivaldo Guzman Loera, whose Spanish nickname means “Shorty,” once ran a drug cartel as big as a country. On Friday, he reduced to standing in a federal courtroom. The Brooklyn chamber was p...

    The man who once ran a cartel as big as a country was confined to a federal courtroom to face charges stemming from the sale of 200,000 kilos of cocaine in the U.S.

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    El Chapo

    Why Mexico Sent ‘El Chapo’ Now

    Why Mexico Sent ‘El Chapo’ Now

    TIJUANA, Mexico — Notorious drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera will finally appear before a U.S. judge this Friday, as Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th president of the United States.Guzmán was extradited Thursday “to face criminal c...

    Sinaloa cartel boss Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán is set to face a New York judge as Donald Trump is sworn in as 45th president of the United States.

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    She Met Trump at the Ritz (Not That Way)

    She Met Trump at the Ritz (Not That Way)

    The revolving door of the Ritz-Carlton hotel swished open and Yulia Alferova entered the luxurious lobby, used for important meetings both by the Russian elite and foreign guests. And there he was, Donald Trump, walking toward her in the morning l...

    Yulia Alferova, asked to organize Trump’s Miss Universe contest in Russia, talks about meeting the future president—and why all the wild allegations are false.

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    El Chapo Finally Brought Down to Size

    El Chapo Finally Brought Down to Size

    El Chapo has finally been brought down to size.Joaquin Archivaldo Guzman Loera, whose Spanish nickname means “Shorty,” once ran a drug cartel as big as a country. On Friday, he reduced to standing in a federal courtroom. The Brooklyn chamber was p...

    The man who once ran a cartel as big as a country was confined to a federal courtroom to face charges stemming from the sale of 200,000 kilos of cocaine in the U.S.

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    King John Un v Donald Trump in the Nuke Race

    China Will Test Trump With Korean Nukes

    China Will Test Trump With Korean Nukes

    Donald Trump, on his first day in office, is facing an impeachment crisis. It’s not targeting him, but it affects his presidency deeply by further straining testy relations with Beijing.On Monday, South Korea’s Defense Ministry announced a delay i...

    China is demanding South Korea not defend itself from North Korean missiles and nuclear weapons, which Beijing has helped Pyongyang develop.

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    reparations are finalized on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol, where Donald J. Trump will be sworn in as America's 45th president, in Washington, U.S., January 15, 2017.

    Live: Donald Trump’s Inauguration

    Live: Donald Trump’s Inauguration

    On Friday, Jan. 20, Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States.The “Make America Great Again! Welcome Celebration Concert” will have wrapped, the cabinet appointments will have paused, President Obama will have made h...

    On Friday, Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. Here’s the full schedule and how to watch live.

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    Italy’s Hotel Avalanche Horror Story

    Italy’s Hotel Avalanche Horror Story

    PENNE, Italy—Freezing to death must surely be among the worst ways to die. But imagine what it would be like to be stuck in a luxury resort spa that was buried by an avalanche.Imagine those first few long hours trying to find a way out, blocked by...

    A day after the upscale Hotel Rigopiano was buried in an earthquake-induced avalanche, 30 guests and staff are still missing, and rescuers are working short shifts in the bitter cold.

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    King John Un v Donald Trump in the Nuke Race

    China Will Test Trump With Korean Nukes

    China Will Test Trump With Korean Nukes

    Donald Trump, on his first day in office, is facing an impeachment crisis. It’s not targeting him, but it affects his presidency deeply by further straining testy relations with Beijing.On Monday, South Korea’s Defense Ministry announced a delay i...

    China is demanding South Korea not defend itself from North Korean missiles and nuclear weapons, which Beijing has helped Pyongyang develop.

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    U.S.

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    A Last Soldier Buried Under Obama

    A Last Soldier Buried Under Obama

    After the explosion, the next thing Army Staff Sgt. Herbert Edwin “Ed” Larson remembered was a cascade of feathers falling as if from on high.“He saw all these feathers coming down around him and he thought he was in heaven,” his older brother, Da...

    He was in and out of hospitals after Vietnam, but Ed Larson ‘did pretty well.’ On Jan. 19, he was one of the last laid to rest at Arlington under Obama’s watch.

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    Fake News

    Can the Michelin Model Fix Fake News?

    Can the Michelin Model Fix Fake News?

    Americans today have an addiction—and they're addicted to social media delivered news, much of which is biased, misrepresents facts, or is completely fabricated. Today, the spread of fake news poses a health risk to Western democracies.  Junk...

    Let’s start a Consumer Reports for news. People still buy the low-rated junk in Consumer Reports—but at least they know what they’re getting into.

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    Watch: 2017 AFC & NFC Championships

    Watch: 2017 AFC & NFC Championships

    Four teams remain– who will face off in the 2017 Super Bowl? Catch the Championship Round of the 2017 NFL playoffs this weekend on Sunday, January 22, beginning at 3:05 p.m. EST to find out. A brief playoffs recap: The Wild Card Round of the NFL p...

    NFL playoffs continue this weekend with the AFC and NFC Championship games. Here’s how to watch live online.

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    Herbert Larson

    A Last Soldier Buried Under Obama

    A Last Soldier Buried Under Obama

    After the explosion, the next thing Army Staff Sgt. Herbert Edwin “Ed” Larson remembered was a cascade of feathers falling as if from on high.“He saw all these feathers coming down around him and he thought he was in heaven,” his older brother, Da...

    He was in and out of hospitals after Vietnam, but Ed Larson ‘did pretty well.’ On Jan. 19, he was one of the last laid to rest at Arlington under Obama’s watch.

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    Presidential Memoirs

    The Best and Worst Presidential Memoirs

    The Best and Worst Presidential Memoirs

    Those who are shell shocked and depressed following the inauguration of Donald Trump as our 45th president may at least find some small solace from this: in a late December interview with CNN’s David Axelrod, Obama’s former senior advisor, the out...

    Jefferson set an impossibly high standard for subsequent presidents in many areas, including memoir. No one matched him until Grant, and since then it’s been spotty.

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    El Chapo Finally Brought Down to Size

    El Chapo Finally Brought Down to Size

    El Chapo has finally been brought down to size.Joaquin Archivaldo Guzman Loera, whose Spanish nickname means “Shorty,” once ran a drug cartel as big as a country. On Friday, he reduced to standing in a federal courtroom. The Brooklyn chamber was p...

    The man who once ran a cartel as big as a country was confined to a federal courtroom to face charges stemming from the sale of 200,000 kilos of cocaine in the U.S.

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    Tech

    Whitehouse.gov

    No Civil Rights on Trump WhiteHouse.Gov

    No Civil Rights on Trump WhiteHouse.Gov

    WhiteHouse.gov immediately wiped pages on LGBT rights, civil rights, climate change, and health care from its “issues” section after Donald Trump took the oath of office. The page on climate change was replaced with a page entitled “An America Fir...

    The minute Donald Trump was sworn into office, the White House’s web site changed—dramatically.

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    All The People Who Betrayed Manning SEO: All The People Who Betrayed Chelsea Manning

    All The People Who Betrayed Manning

    All The People Who Betrayed Manning

    I first heard the name Bradley Manning at a cheap Japanese restaurant near Sacramento, California, sitting across from the ex-hacker who’d just turned the soldier in.It was May 2010, and I was following up on a remarkable story I’d heard in crypti...

    Over and over, the young private who exposed so much of the U.S. government’s inner workings trusted people—only to get knifed.

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    Missile Launchers Now at Dakota Pipeline

    Missile Launchers Now at Dakota Pipeline

    The North Dakota Army National Guard has deployed two surface-to-air missile-launchers near a critical work site for the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline, or DAPL.Protestors spotted one of the Avenger missile systems on Jan. 16 and posted phot...

    The Avenger missile launcher is foremost a weapon of war. What is it doing at the site of a peaceful protest?

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    Russians ‘Hack Sherlock’ in War on BBC

    Russians ‘Hack Sherlock’ in War on BBC

    In a mystery worthy of the master detective himself, the BBC is investigating the possibility that the final episode of its hit sleuth series Sherlock, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, was illegally leaked online by a state-sponso...

    Reports are circulating that state-sponsored agents circulated a Russian-language copy of the finale of the hit BBC series as part of Moscow’s war with the British broadcaster.

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    All The People Who Betrayed Manning SEO: All The People Who Betrayed Chelsea Manning

    All The People Who Betrayed Manning

    All The People Who Betrayed Manning

    I first heard the name Bradley Manning at a cheap Japanese restaurant near Sacramento, California, sitting across from the ex-hacker who’d just turned the soldier in.It was May 2010, and I was following up on a remarkable story I’d heard in crypti...

    Over and over, the young private who exposed so much of the U.S. government’s inner workings trusted people—only to get knifed.

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    NSA

    Hackers Blow NSA Secrets in Last ‘F-You’

    Hackers Blow NSA Secrets in Last ‘F-You’

    A mysterious hacking group has been bedeviling the U.S. intelligence community for months, releasing a tranche of secret National Security Agency hacking tools to the public while offering to sell even more for the right price. Now with barely a w...

    A gang of elite hackers, believed by many to be Russian, say they’re quitting—just as Donald Trump gets ready to enter the Oval Office.

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    What Could Trump Really Do to Vaccines?

    What Could Trump Really Do to Vaccines?

    Members of anti-vaccine fringe groups have taken Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s recent meeting with President-elect Donald Trump as a sign that his promise to “Drain the Swamp” will extend to the country’s immunization policy-makers.But it is unclear jus...

    Are the president-elect’s meetings with anti-vaxxers a signal he’s going to change immunization policy? And does he have the power to do so?

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    Urine Sample

    Are ‘Golden Showers’ a Medical Risk?

    Are ‘Golden Showers’ a Medical Risk?

    At Donald Trump’s press conference this morning, the president-elect claimed that the allegations he engaged in urine play– better known as “golden showers”– could not be true because he is “a germaphobe.” As many were quick to note after Trump’s ...

    President-elect Trump denied salacious accusations by claiming to be a ‘germaphobe,’ but are golden showers actually unhealthy?

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    NSA

    Hackers Blow NSA Secrets in Last ‘F-You’

    Hackers Blow NSA Secrets in Last ‘F-You’

    A mysterious hacking group has been bedeviling the U.S. intelligence community for months, releasing a tranche of secret National Security Agency hacking tools to the public while offering to sell even more for the right price. Now with barely a w...

    A gang of elite hackers, believed by many to be Russian, say they’re quitting—just as Donald Trump gets ready to enter the Oval Office.

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    Arts + Culture

    Actors ‘Threatened’ By Kate's Star Power

    Actors ‘Threatened’ By Kate's Star Power

    Film stars really are delicate, sensitive souls, aren't they? But did Bafta—the British equivalent of the Academy—really ask Kate Middleton to stay away from their film and TV awards this year for fear of overshadowing the little flowers?Tha...

    Who would want Kate Middleton sucking up all the flashbulbs on their big promo night? Not Britain's film stars, according to a new report today.

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    Prince Harry’s In-Law Problem

    Prince Harry’s In-Law Problem

    In-laws, eh?Prince Harry’s potential future brother-in-law, Tom Markle Jr., looks set to steal the title of most embarrassing relative from Kate’s naughty uncle, Gary Goldsmith.The 50-year-old half-brother of Prince Harry’s actress girlfriend Megh...

    His girlfriend has a troubled half-brother facing a gun charge—one who could embarrass the royals by invoking Harry’s name.

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    The Affair

    ‘The Affair’ Reveals Its Killer Secrets

    ‘The Affair’ Reveals Its Killer Secrets

    It is rare to cheer the television set these days, but watching Helen (Maura Tierney) bundle her insane, awful parents into a fortress-like panic room in the basement of their Montauk home was one such moment. Thank you, The Affair, for that—and f...

    Helen decided it was time to ’fess up about killing Scotty, and the identity of Noah’s assailant was finally revealed in the penultimate episode of Season 3 of ‘The Affair.’

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    Dark at the Crossing

    Beast Fiction: Dark at the Crossing

    Beast Fiction: Dark at the Crossing

    Their cab pulled around the curved driveway of Delvet Hospital. Daphne took a fold of lira from her coat pocket. Holding it low, between her knees, she counted out the fare. Haris thanked her as she passed the bills to the driver, mentioning how h...

    An excerpt from Elliot Ackerman's latest novel, a love story set along the Turkish-Syrian border amidst the ongoing civil war.

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    Prince Harry’s In-Law Problem

    Prince Harry’s In-Law Problem

    In-laws, eh?Prince Harry’s potential future brother-in-law, Tom Markle Jr., looks set to steal the title of most embarrassing relative from Kate’s naughty uncle, Gary Goldsmith.The 50-year-old half-brother of Prince Harry’s actress girlfriend Megh...

    His girlfriend has a troubled half-brother facing a gun charge—one who could embarrass the royals by invoking Harry’s name.

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    Queer in Trump's America

    I’m a Proud Queer in Trump’s U.S.A.

    I’m a Proud Queer in Trump’s U.S.A.

    My partner and I met in an elevator in Mike Pence’s home state.I had to work fast. The Kinsey Institute is only three stories high. But that first shy conversation—“So, you’re here studying sex, too?”—became dinner which became a wild summer movin...

    Samantha Allen and her partner met in Indiana, their relationship unfolding in the heart of what is called Trump’s America. They love it there. And they’re staying.

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    The Splendor of London’s Crystal Palace

    The Splendor of London’s Crystal Palace

    On the night of Nov. 30, 1936, just after the clock struck 8 p.m., a Londoner made a harrowing discovery—the Crystal Palace, the colossal building constructed of glass and iron that sat atop Sydenham Hill to the south of the city, was on fire. It ...

    Built in the mid-19th century, almost entirely of glass and iron, the grand Crystal Palace was a symbol of British pride. But it would suffer a fiery fate.

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    Nat Hentoff

    He Celebrated Jazz and Freedom

    He Celebrated Jazz and Freedom

    The death of Nat Hentoff at 91 on Jan. 7 was, to me, one final act of defiance.According to his son Nicholas, Hentoff left us in the company of that which he loved dearly—surrounded by family, listening to Billie Holiday recordings.And I suppose t...

    The late critic tirelessly supported the improvisational genius of America’s native art form and the rights of all citizens, contrarian or not, to speak their minds.

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    Queer in Trump's America

    I’m a Proud Queer in Trump’s U.S.A.

    I’m a Proud Queer in Trump’s U.S.A.

    My partner and I met in an elevator in Mike Pence’s home state.I had to work fast. The Kinsey Institute is only three stories high. But that first shy conversation—“So, you’re here studying sex, too?”—became dinner which became a wild summer movin...

    Samantha Allen and her partner met in Indiana, their relationship unfolding in the heart of what is called Trump’s America. They love it there. And they’re staying.

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