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    crazy lawsuits accuse Trump of being a member of Communist Party, working with Illuminati, etc.

    Lawsuit: Trump Is the Illuminati King

    Lawsuit: Trump Is the Illuminati King

    Donald Trump is a communist, a member of the New World Order, and may have been tangentially involved in a plot to use wireless brainwave technology to coerce a Disney World alligator into killing a toddler—if the lawsuits against him are to be be...

    The most absurd of the frivolous lawsuits filed against the candidate this month was brought by a man who believes Trump is a would-be communist dictator.

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    stock of prisons falling

    Is Trump Private Prisons’ Last Hope?

    Is Trump Private Prisons’ Last Hope?

    Donald Trump’s regressive law enforcement views may be the last best hope for private prison companies.And given the past five weeks, they could use a lifeline.Their stock prices have been brutalized. A host of law firms have started putting toget...

    Their stock prices plunged when the feds decided to phase them out—and again when Hillary Clinton said she’d stop using them at the state level, too. But they may have a lifeline.

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    Obama Town hall

    Obama on Trump Criticism: ‘Blah Blah’

    Obama on Trump Criticism: ‘Blah Blah’

    In one of the last town-hall style meetings of his presidency, Barack Obama challenged the man who may yet be elected to succeed him: Donald Trump.Asked by a Gold Star mother Wednesday evening why he didn’t use the term “radical Islamic terrorism,...

    At a town hall Wednesday night, the president took on the GOP candidate’s statements on Muslim Americans—and batted down his contention that the U.S. military is in a sorry state.

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    crazy lawsuits accuse Trump of being a member of Communist Party, working with Illuminati, etc.

    Lawsuit: Trump Is the Illuminati King

    Lawsuit: Trump Is the Illuminati King

    Donald Trump is a communist, a member of the New World Order, and may have been tangentially involved in a plot to use wireless brainwave technology to coerce a Disney World alligator into killing a toddler—if the lawsuits against him are to be be...

    The most absurd of the frivolous lawsuits filed against the candidate this month was brought by a man who believes Trump is a would-be communist dictator.

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    The Race to Smear Hil's Miss Universe

    The Race to Smear Hil’s Miss Universe

    The Race to Smear Hil’s Miss Universe

    Alicia Machado, the former Miss Universe whom Donald Trump repeatedly attacked for her weight both in 1996 and this week, is a Venezuelan porn actress with a history of violence and palling around with shady characters running drug cartels. That’s...

    Rush Limbaugh was quick to dub Trump foe Alicia Machado ‘porn star Miss Piggy’ because someone who looked like her appeared in porn. It wasn’t her, though.

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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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    Entertainment

    Stephen Colbert mocks Gary Johnson on 'The Late Show.'

    Colbert Mocks Gary Johnson’s ‘Ignorance’

    Colbert Mocks Gary Johnson’s ‘Ignorance’

    Stephen Colbert has spent so much time talking about Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton over these past weeks and months that it must have been a relief to spend a few minutes Thursday night making fun of Gary Johnson.The Libertarian presidential ca...

    The ‘Late Show’ host took a break from shaming Donald Trump to remind viewers why Gary Johnson is not a viable alternative.

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    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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    Tori Amos on Rape Culture and Trump

    Tori Amos on Rape Culture and Trump

    The first time Tori Amos watched Netflix’s documentary Audrie & Daisy, about two teen rape victims driven to suicide—one completing her attempt, the other a survivor—it left her numb. “It’s a call to arms,” she told The Daily Beast from Los An...

    The acclaimed singer-songwriter opens up about her theme song to the poignant documentary ‘Audrie & Daisy,’ rape culture in America, and much more.

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    Chelsea Handler, host of Netflix's 'Chelsea.'

    Chelsea Handler Burns Ann Coulter

    Chelsea Handler Burns Ann Coulter

    The first sign that something was up came when Chelsea Handler posted an Instagram story Wednesday afternoon in which she literally set fire to Ann Coulter’s latest book, In Trump We Trust.The conservative pundit, fresh off her crash-and-burn perf...

    After Ann Coulter canceled her appearance on Chelsea Handler’s Netflix show at the last minute, the host spent most of the episode tearing her to shreds.

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    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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    The Daily Show

    ‘The Daily Show’ Finds Creepy Trump Clip

    ‘The Daily Show’ Finds Creepy Trump Clip

    Donald Trump is, without question, the most misogynistic presidential candidate in modern American history. He views women as mere objects—even his own baby daughter. He possesses a pathological need to project his own body insecurities onto women...

    Host Trevor Noah and his staff aired not one, but two clips of the Republican presidential candidate acting like a total scumbag.

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    West World review

    Westworld Isn’t the Next Game of Thrones

    Westworld Isn’t the Next Game of Thrones

    It’s interesting that high expectations might be Westworld’s biggest problem. The feverishly anticipated HBO series reveals a world in which boundless expectation and possibility gets stifled when the bleakness and limits of reality sets in.The re...

    HBO—or at least reporters who cover HBO—has long promised that ‘Westworld’ could succeed Westeros as its next great epic. It fails in that respect, but shows potential.

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    'The Late Show' host Stephen Colbert.

    Colbert Blasts Trump’s ‘Fat-Shaming’

    Colbert Blasts Trump’s ‘Fat-Shaming’

    One night after he tore into Donald Trump for threatening to confront Hillary Clinton with her husband’s infidelities, Stephen Colbert was at it again, this time taking on the Republican candidate’s rediscovered history of “fat-shaming” women who ...

    The ‘Late Show’ host went after Donald Trump Wednesday night for his decades of ‘fat-shaming.’

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    The Daily Show

    ‘The Daily Show’ Finds Creepy Trump Clip

    ‘The Daily Show’ Finds Creepy Trump Clip

    Donald Trump is, without question, the most misogynistic presidential candidate in modern American history. He views women as mere objects—even his own baby daughter. He possesses a pathological need to project his own body insecurities onto women...

    Host Trevor Noah and his staff aired not one, but two clips of the Republican presidential candidate acting like a total scumbag.

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    World News

    Obama Admin Begs Him to Challenge Putin

    Obama Admin Begs Him to Challenge Putin

    Obama Admin Begs Him to Challenge Putin

    Russia and Syria appeared to attack two more hospitals and a bakery in the already besieged eastern city of Aleppo on Wednesday, in an aggressive push to seize and starve the city—home to as many as 100,000 children—back into regime control.So how...

    Russia’s forces are on the attack in Syria; its hackers are monkeying with America’s election. And the president’s response is… well, there’s not much of one.

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    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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    In this Monday, Feb. 8, 2016 photo, Israel's former President Shimon Peres poses for a portrait at the Peres Center for Peace in Jaffa, Israel.

    Shimon Peres: An Optimist Betrayed

    Shimon Peres: An Optimist Betrayed

    Shimon Peres was the last of Israel’s founding fathers, a larger-than-life figure and Nobel Peace laureate who made history several times over. Yet his legacy lies in a shambles.For someone who built the state of Israel, engineered its massive def...

    Israel’s former prime minister, president, and defense minister, who died early Wednesday at age 93, was the last link to its founding generation.

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    Playboy Puts on the Hijab

    Playboy Puts on the Hijab

    Playboy Puts on the Hijab

    Playboy magazine has just featured an article about a hijab-wearing Muslim-American, Noor Taguri, “making a forceful case for modesty.”Yes. You read that correctly.In its October “Renegades” issue, Playboy is showcasing a religious-conservative pr...

    With the best of intentions, no doubt, the magazine has fallen into the slut-shaming game of Islamists around the world.

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    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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    Dog Groomer Arrested in Murder-for-Hire

    Dog Groomer Arrested in Murder-for-Hire

    She was willing to kill for her “dream house.”An Ohio dog groomer was collared last week for allegedly hiring a hitman to zap her estranged husband in the middle of their divorce.Shelly Ann Carter, 42, offered an assassin $1,000 and a car to slay ...

    Shelly Ann Carter was arrested along with her much younger boyfriend after the hired killer she allegedly approached to off her husband went to the police.

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    crazy lawsuits accuse Trump of being a member of Communist Party, working with Illuminati, etc.

    Lawsuit: Trump Is the Illuminati King

    Lawsuit: Trump Is the Illuminati King

    Donald Trump is a communist, a member of the New World Order, and may have been tangentially involved in a plot to use wireless brainwave technology to coerce a Disney World alligator into killing a toddler—if the lawsuits against him are to be be...

    The most absurd of the frivolous lawsuits filed against the candidate this month was brought by a man who believes Trump is a would-be communist dictator.

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    El Cajon shooting

    He Survived Idi Amin—Not San Diego Cops

    He Survived Idi Amin—Not San Diego Cops

    Before he mastered boneless buffalo-wing and chili-fry orders as a Hooters line cook, Alfred Olango escaped war-torn Uganda.“You know he was a refugee,” Tunda Braxton, who through tears and by her husband Charles’s side spoke to The Daily Beast ab...

    His sister called 911 to ask them to help her brother. When police finally arrived, they shot him down.

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    Mugshot

    Dog Groomer Arrested in Murder-for-Hire

    Dog Groomer Arrested in Murder-for-Hire

    She was willing to kill for her “dream house.”An Ohio dog groomer was collared last week for allegedly hiring a hitman to zap her estranged husband in the middle of their divorce.Shelly Ann Carter, 42, offered an assassin $1,000 and a car to slay ...

    Shelly Ann Carter was arrested along with her much younger boyfriend after the hired killer she allegedly approached to off her husband went to the police.

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    Here's Why We're Scared of Creepy Clowns

    Here’s Why We’re Scared of Creepy Clowns

    Here’s Why We’re Scared of Creepy Clowns

    For the past several months, creepy clowns have been terrorizing America, with sightings of actual clowns in at least 10 different states. These fiendish clowns have reportedly tried to lure women and children into the woods, chased people with kn...

    With reports of strange clown attacks on the rise across the United States, there’s a good reason we’re feeling extra creeped out.

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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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    ‘Opioid Cure’ Kratom Ruins Lives, Too

    ‘Opioid Cure’ Kratom Ruins Lives, Too

    One mother says that her son stole $7,000 in checks from his dad to fuel his drug addiction, went to rehab, relapsed, and then committed suicide by driving his car into an overpass. His last known words: “I can’t live like this anymore.”A 33-year-...

    A battle is brewing over the botanical substance known as kratom. Users say it’s safer than opiates, while critics call it just as dangerous.

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    Fitness Critic the real dangers of food porn

    The Real Dangers of Food Porn

    The Real Dangers of Food Porn

    By K. Aleisha Fetters, Life by Daily Burn We’re only a week and a half into September, but this month has already celebrated National Gyro Day, National Baby Back Ribs Day, National Cheese Pizza Day, National Coffee Ice Cream Day, National Beer Lo...

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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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    Fitness Critic the real dangers of food porn

    The Real Dangers of Food Porn

    The Real Dangers of Food Porn

    By K. Aleisha Fetters, Life by Daily Burn We’re only a week and a half into September, but this month has already celebrated National Gyro Day, National Baby Back Ribs Day, National Cheese Pizza Day, National Coffee Ice Cream Day, National Beer Lo...

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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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    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 Billionaire Funding Trump Memes

    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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    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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    Arts + Culture

    Britain's Prince William (2nd L), Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George (L) and Princess Charlotte (R) arrive at a children's party at Government House in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, September 29, 2016.

    George and Charlotte Save the Royal Tour

    George and Charlotte Save the Royal Tour

    Princess Charlotte was teething, Kate admitted, and Prince George had been shoehorned into his usual knee-high Victorian socks, but the royal children let their hair down and had a ball today as they took center stage on their first joint official...

    Bar Kate’s dresses, the Cambridges’ tour of Canada has scored few headlines, until Thursday and a public appearance by the royals’ two big draws—Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

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    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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    (L-R) Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, his wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, Britain's Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, react while watching children play during a visit to the Immigrant Services Society in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, September 25, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Wattie TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTSPEAS

    Will and Kate’s So-What Tour of Canada

    Will and Kate’s So-What Tour of Canada

    It’s hard now to believe that just over three years ago, several hundred journalists, cameramen, and news crews spent several weeks in one of London’s hottest summers standing, sitting, and even sleeping on a pavement outside a London hospital wai...

    William, Kate, George, and Charlotte are visiting Canada on what was intended to be a high-profile family tour. But so far it has registered a big fat zero on the global news feed.

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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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    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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