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    A woman holds signs against Steve Bannon and encouraging the impeachment of Trump and Pence during a protest of Donald Trump's travel ban from Muslim majority countries at the International terminal at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in Los Angeles, California, U.S., January 28, 2017.

    To Turn Out Base, Dem Talks Impeachment

    To Turn Out Base, Dem Talks Impeachment

    The website is up and running for the world to see, ahead of President Donald Trump’s 100th day in office, with Democratic activists’ roadmap to impeachment. Power to Impeach, a new super-PAC, is not offering a plan for instant gratification. Impe...

    No matter how many people march, it won’t make a difference without control of the House of Representatives.

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    How to Watch Trump's ‘Big’ Rally.

    How to Watch Trump's ‘Big’ Rally

    How to Watch Trump's ‘Big’ Rally

    This year, instead of attending the White House Correspondents’ Dinner (like every president since Ronald Reagan in 1981 –– he was recovering from an assassination attempt and STILL made remarks over the phone), President Donald Trump will be hold...

    The President’s rally will take place at the same time at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.

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    WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 30:  Clint Watts, senior fellow in the Foreign Policy Research Institute Program on National Security, testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee March 30, 2017 in Washington, DC. The committee heard testimony on the topic of "Disinformation: A Primer in Russian Active Measures and Influence Campaigns."  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

    Inside Russia’s Fake News Playbook

    Inside Russia’s Fake News Playbook

    Mr. Chairman, Members of the Committee. Thank you for inviting me today and for furthering the discussion of cyber-enabled influence. My remarks today will further expand on my previous testimony to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence wher...

    Clint Watts is testifying Thursday before the Senate’s armed services committee on how Russia became the kings of black propaganda. Here’s what he told the senators.

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    A woman holds signs against Steve Bannon and encouraging the impeachment of Trump and Pence during a protest of Donald Trump's travel ban from Muslim majority countries at the International terminal at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in Los Angeles, California, U.S., January 28, 2017.

    To Turn Out Base, Dem Talks Impeachment

    To Turn Out Base, Dem Talks Impeachment

    The website is up and running for the world to see, ahead of President Donald Trump’s 100th day in office, with Democratic activists’ roadmap to impeachment. Power to Impeach, a new super-PAC, is not offering a plan for instant gratification. Impe...

    No matter how many people march, it won’t make a difference without control of the House of Representatives.

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    Alex Jones

    Alex Jones Turns on Ivanka Trump

    Alex Jones Turns on Ivanka Trump

    InfoWars host Alex Jones, an avid supporter of President Trump during the campaign and his administration, said in a video posted to his Facebook on Thursday that Ivanka Trump’s policies are beginning to sound a lot like those of Hillary Clinton. ...

    The InfoWars host reminded his viewers that “we did not elect Ivanka Trump to be the 45th President of the United States.”

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    he new immigration initiative launched by Team Trump that's essentially smoke and mirrors

    How Trump Inadvertently Helps Immigrants

    How Trump Inadvertently Helps Immigrants

    President Donald Trump spent the campaign and his first weeks in office boasting about his plans to help victims of crimes committed by undocumented immigrants. He talked it up in his speech to a joint session of Congress as one of his signature i...

    Officials at Immigration and Customs Enforcement say undocumented immigrants are welcome to report crimes on a hotline designed to profile them.

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    Colbert Hammers ‘Zombie Trumpcare’

    Colbert Hammers ‘Zombie Trumpcare’

    Stephen Colbert is so ready for President Donald Trump’s first 100 days to be over. “It’s just so exhausting watching this man try to accomplish something,” he said Thursday night. While Trump promised his voters “everything,” he has failed by alm...

    The ‘Late Show’ host goes after the president for trying to bring his Obamacare replacement back from the dead.

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    Heineken Owns Pepsi’s Kendall Jenner Ad

    Heineken Owns Pepsi’s Kendall Jenner Ad

    Pepsi, take note. Heineken dropped an ad that follows three couples who are complete strangers and have opposing viewpoints — and miraculously it doesn’t end in chaos.The ad, titled “World’s Apart,” is how Pepsi should have handled their controver...

    The Dutch beer company released the ad Pepsi should have.

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    Chelsea Handler to Trump: Play More Golf

    Chelsea Handler to Trump: Play More Golf

    As part of her continued efforts to look on the “bright side” of Donald Trump’s presidency, comedian Chelsea Handler has come to a new conclusion. Instead of attacking the president for playing golf — as he did to President Obama throughout his ei...

    In this exclusive clip from this week’s episode of ‘Chelsea,’ the host argues that we’ve been thinking about this whole Trump golf thing wrong.

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    Kylie Jenner’s Photoshop Controversy

    Kylie Jenner’s Photoshop Controversy

    Keeping up with the Kardashians is difficult enough for the millions of fans who follow the family’s various franchises—sorry, members—on their Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter accounts.Now however, and not for the first time, comes the utterly sh...

    While her sister Kim is out promoting body positivity, the youngest Kardashian-Jenner stands accused of digitally shrinking her hips.

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    Heineken owns Pepsi ad

    Heineken Owns Pepsi’s Kendall Jenner Ad

    Heineken Owns Pepsi’s Kendall Jenner Ad

    Pepsi, take note. Heineken dropped an ad that follows three couples who are complete strangers and have opposing viewpoints — and miraculously it doesn’t end in chaos.The ad, titled “World’s Apart,” is how Pepsi should have handled their controver...

    The Dutch beer company released the ad Pepsi should have.

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    Casting JonBenét

    JonBenét Ramsey’s Murder Mystery

    JonBenét Ramsey’s Murder Mystery

    The murder of JonBenét Ramsey is an American obsession; one that has given rise to countless articles, books, memoirs, and documentaries. This growing collection of secondary sources has recently added a meta subgenre: self-reflective meditations ...

    The new Netflix documentary ‘Casting JonBenét’ examines the 1996 murder of the 6-year-old pageant queen in a new light.

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    Colbert: Trump Acting Like ‘8-Year-Old’

    Colbert: Trump Acting Like ‘8-Year-Old’

    One detail in a recent Associated Press story about President Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office really stood out to Stephen Colbert. “With the push of a red button placed on the Resolute Desk that presidents have used for decades, a White Ho...

    The ‘Late Show’ host felt a lot better when he found out what Trump’s red button does.

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    Meyers Mocks Trump’s Major Flip-Flops

    Meyers Mocks Trump’s Major Flip-Flops

    As President Donald Trump approaches his 100th day in office, just about the only accomplishments he can point to were achieved with executive orders. So, Seth Meyers wondered, what did Trump think of executive orders when President Obama was in t...

    ‘For every Trump action, there is an equal and opposite Trump clip,’ the ‘Late Night’ host said.

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    Casting JonBenét

    JonBenét Ramsey’s Murder Mystery

    JonBenét Ramsey’s Murder Mystery

    The murder of JonBenét Ramsey is an American obsession; one that has given rise to countless articles, books, memoirs, and documentaries. This growing collection of secondary sources has recently added a meta subgenre: self-reflective meditations ...

    The new Netflix documentary ‘Casting JonBenét’ examines the 1996 murder of the 6-year-old pageant queen in a new light.

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    World News

    Members of the French National Front (FN) political party paste a poster on a free billboard for French National Front (FN) political party leader Marine Le Pen as part of the 2017 French presidential election campaign in Antibes, France, April 14, 2017.

    Could French ‘Bernie Bros’ Elect Le Pen?

    Could French ‘Bernie Bros’ Elect Le Pen?

    PARIS—Jean-Luc Mélenchon, the former Trotskyite, far-left French presidential candidate, has often drawn comparisons with Bernie Sanders—including from himself. Like Sanders, he proved adept at tapping an authentic feeling of popular anger mixed w...

    Heading into the second and decisive round of the French presidential election, grumbling leftists vow to abstain rather than vote Macron.

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    We Almost Went to War With North Korea

    We Almost Went to War With North Korea

    You can smell war.China, according to a U.S. defense official speaking to CNN, has put cruise missile-capable bombers “on high alert” and brought up other planes to a full state of readiness. The moves are meant, according to the official, to “red...

    Last time tensions on the Korean Peninsula got this high, President Carter jetted in to Pyongyang. This time North Korea is a much bigger threat.

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    Russia Gave to Citgo, Then Citgo Gave to Trump

    New Trump-Russia Link Discovered

    New Trump-Russia Link Discovered

    The oil company’s half-million donation to Donald Trump’s Inaugural Committee wasn’t illegal. But it certainly wasn’t moral. And the cash may have come from the Kremlin, at least indirectly.Recently released Federal Election Commission filings sho...

    Many big oil companies funded Trump’s inauguration. Only one is deeply in debt to the Kremlin.

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    North Korea

    Team Trump’s Plan to Squeeze N. Korea

    Team Trump’s Plan to Squeeze N. Korea

    It’s not a sonic boom or bunker buster Pyongyang should most fear from the Trump administration. It’s the sound of cash registers falling silent, and doors to the outside world shutting, as the U.S. works to convince China and other allies to cut ...

    After weeks of tweeted threats, the White House admits ‘there are no good military options’ against Pyongyang—and tries to turn up the geopolitical heat.

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    We Almost Went to War With North Korea

    We Almost Went to War With North Korea

    You can smell war.China, according to a U.S. defense official speaking to CNN, has put cruise missile-capable bombers “on high alert” and brought up other planes to a full state of readiness. The moves are meant, according to the official, to “red...

    Last time tensions on the Korean Peninsula got this high, President Carter jetted in to Pyongyang. This time North Korea is a much bigger threat.

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    Kony

    Will Kony Make a Murderous Comeback?

    Will Kony Make a Murderous Comeback?

    GULU, Uganda — Peter Kidega didn’t know the man at the end of his rifle. Only that someone had to die. “The rebels told me I was to kill this man,” Kidega says. “If I refused, they would kill me.” At the time, Kidega was 19 years old.Both Kidega a...

    Lord’s Resistance Army defectors say infamous warlord Joseph Kony will revive his gruesome campaign to impose his rule based on a warped version of the Ten Commandments.

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    Pope Gives a TED Talk—and a Warning

    Pope Gives a TED Talk—and a Warning

    ROME—It wasn’t exactly your usual TED talk with the narrator moving suavely around a carpeted stage, a radio mic poised at his cheek. Instead, in what was Pope Francis’s first TED talk, the pontiff stared into a fixed camera in a very Italian orna...

    Among the pieties, some down-home wisdom for world leaders: Power is ‘like drinking gin on an empty stomach.’

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    This Sub Could Attack North Korea

    This Sub Could Attack North Korea

    The U.S. Navy has deployed one of its most powerful submarines to South Korea in a naked display of military might. The USS Michigan’s arrival significantly escalates the Trump administration’s confrontation with North Korea over Pyongyang’s nucle...

    The USS Michigan and its 154 Tomahawk missiles just pulled into a South Korean port—and the U.S. Navy wants the world to know.

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    Kony

    Will Kony Make a Murderous Comeback?

    Will Kony Make a Murderous Comeback?

    GULU, Uganda — Peter Kidega didn’t know the man at the end of his rifle. Only that someone had to die. “The rebels told me I was to kill this man,” Kidega says. “If I refused, they would kill me.” At the time, Kidega was 19 years old.Both Kidega a...

    Lord’s Resistance Army defectors say infamous warlord Joseph Kony will revive his gruesome campaign to impose his rule based on a warped version of the Ten Commandments.

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    U.S.

    Boy to Court: Don’t Deport My Dad

    Boy to Court: Don’t Deport My Dad

    Eight-year-old Hector Medrano was a figure so small that his red-black-and-gray sneakers barely brushed the floor as he settled into the witness chair.“Hi, Hector,” Immigration Judge Mimi Tsankov said.“Hi,” Hector said.“Thank you for coming to cou...

    The judge must decide if deporting a young American boy’s only parent would be an ‘extremely unusual hardship,’ or a run-of-the-mill one.

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    The Best Serving Size of Edible Cannabis

    The Best Serving Size of Edible Cannabis

    In the tome of legal American cannabis, the chapter on marijuana-infused edibles is where the narrative turns complicated and, at times, bleak.For the most part, legalization’s rollout in the U.S. has gone off without a hitch. Many of the dastardl...

    Annie Nelson, wife of country music legend and ganjapreneur Willie Nelson, explains how to take the edge off—or sleep better, or deal with in-laws—without getting high.

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    Smuggling illicit butter into Wisconsin.

    The Butter Bootleggers of Wisconsin

    The Butter Bootleggers of Wisconsin

    Jean Smith is kind of modern day bootlegger, but she doesn’t smuggle liquor—she moves butter.Routinely crammed in her car is a stockpile of butter imported from Ireland. Whenever Smith leaves her home in Waukesha, Wisconsin, to visit relatives out...

    ‘America’s Dairyland’ requires a stamp of approval to sell butter, freezing out artisanal and foreign creameries. It’s led gourmands to cross state lines and producers to churn out l...

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    Boy to Court: Don’t Deport My Dad

    Boy to Court: Don’t Deport My Dad

    Eight-year-old Hector Medrano was a figure so small that his red-black-and-gray sneakers barely brushed the floor as he settled into the witness chair.“Hi, Hector,” Immigration Judge Mimi Tsankov said.“Hi,” Hector said.“Thank you for coming to cou...

    The judge must decide if deporting a young American boy’s only parent would be an ‘extremely unusual hardship,’ or a run-of-the-mill one.

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    Dennis Dunn

    Man Kidnaps Neighbor, Traps Her in Pit

    Man Kidnaps Neighbor, Traps Her in Pit

    A Blanchester, Ohio man has been arrested after he allegedly kidnapped a woman and held her captive in a pit dug into the bottom of his shed.Dennis Dunn, 45, was arrested early Wednesday morning, after a neighbor reported suspicious noises from Du...

    The woman was found when her mother heard her screams from next door.

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    Acting U.S. Attorney Joon H. Kim speaks at a news conference in which arrests were announced in a federal gun licensing probe on April 25, 2017 in New York City. Two former police officers, a former New York City police lieutenant and a lawyer who once worked as a prosecutor were arrested in a federal gun licensing probe on Tuesday. The investigation found that police employees had traded expedited handling of gun permits in exchange for jewelry, catered parties, cash and other items

    Feds: Cops Swapped Hookers for Guns

    Feds: Cops Swapped Hookers for Guns

    Three ex-NYPD cops traded handgun licenses for cash, prostitutes, and expensive trips, according to a criminal complaint filed Tuesday. And a former assistant district attorney-turned-gun rights lawyer was charged with bribing cops with luxuries i...

    Three ex-officers and a former prosecutor were arrested in a scheme that put gun licenses in criminals’ hands.

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    Tech

    The Republican Lawmaker Who Secretly Created Reddit's Women-Hating Red Pill

    GOP Lawmaker Created Reddit’s ‘Red Pill’

    GOP Lawmaker Created Reddit’s ‘Red Pill’

    Last November, voters in New Hampshire’s Lakes Region re-elected to the state house of representatives a man who appears to be one of the secret architects of the internet’s misogynistic “Manosphere.”The homegrown son of a preacher, 31-year-old Ro...

    A web of secret online identities connects the creator of the misogynistic Red Pill forum to a New Hampshire state representative.

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    Fake News' Blows Up in Trolls' Faces

    ‘Fake News’ Blows Up in Trolls’ Faces

    ‘Fake News’ Blows Up in Trolls’ Faces

    It was a startling claim from a YouTube star with 3 million subscribers and 40 million viewers in the last month: “Evidence that WSJ used FAKE screenshots.”That was the title on Ethan Klein’s H3H3Productions YouTube video last week. The video itse...

    A YouTube star scored a viral hit claiming The Wall Street Journal faked a story about YouTube. The allegation raced round the world, but it wasn’t true.

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    Trump/ NASA

    Trump’s Space Race Saves NASA—For Now

    Trump’s Space Race Saves NASA—For Now

    President Donald Trump likes tanks, killer drones, and aircraft carriers, for which he has allocated billions of dollars in his proposed federal budget. What he does not seem to like, however, is research in biomedicine, alternative energy, or the...

    The president wants to massively cut most nonmilitary R&D—except for NASA. An interview with ‘How We’ll Live on Mars’ author Stephen Petranek reveals why.

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    Hacker

    FBI Arrests Hacker Who Hacked No One

    FBI Arrests Hacker Who Hacked No One

    Taylor Huddleston woke early on December 6th, hours before the Arkansas winter morning would stir to life with the sound of roosters and dogs. Since selling off the last piece of his software business two months earlier, Huddleston had nothing in ...

    He built a piece of software. That tool was pirated and abused by hackers. Now the feds want him to pay for the computer crooks’ crimes.

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    Fake News' Blows Up in Trolls' Faces

    ‘Fake News’ Blows Up in Trolls’ Faces

    ‘Fake News’ Blows Up in Trolls’ Faces

    It was a startling claim from a YouTube star with 3 million subscribers and 40 million viewers in the last month: “Evidence that WSJ used FAKE screenshots.”That was the title on Ethan Klein’s H3H3Productions YouTube video last week. The video itse...

    A YouTube star scored a viral hit claiming The Wall Street Journal faked a story about YouTube. The allegation raced round the world, but it wasn’t true.

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    Will Trump Pal Use Ties To Beat FDA

    Will Trump Donor Use Ties to Beat FDA?

    Will Trump Donor Use Ties to Beat FDA?

    By Marisa Taylor, Kaiser Health NewsParker Petit, a GOP-friendly biotech executive, has a new nickname since the presidential election. His critics call him “the Trump of Georgia.”An early supporter of Donald Trump’s, Petit is unfazed by the compa...

    Parker Petit says he doesn’t think his ties to the president and Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, who oversees the FDA, will benefit his wound care company.

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    Russia’s Info War on US Started in 2014

    Russia’s Info War on US Started in 2014

    On 26 October 2015, I authored a post at the Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI) entitled “Russia Returns as al Qaeda and the Islamic State’s Far Enemy” noting:“The Russians have used social media-driven information campaigns to discredit the...

    Clint Watts is testifying Thursday morning before the Senate’s intelligence committee on Russia’s interference in U.S. politics. Here’s what he told the senators.

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    Marsha Blackburn

    She Gave Away Your Data. Now Buy Hers.

    She Gave Away Your Data. Now Buy Hers.

    House Telecom Subcommittee Chairman Marsha Blackburn received $84,000 from telecommunications companies in the 2016 election cycle alone.On Tuesday, she and 264 other members of Congress, all Republicans, then voted to reverse a newly instituted F...

    Marsha Blackburn—who got nearly $700K from the telecom industry—voted to make selling private browsing data easier. The guy who raised over $100K to buy hers says he isn't bluffing.

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    Will Trump Pal Use Ties To Beat FDA

    Will Trump Donor Use Ties to Beat FDA?

    Will Trump Donor Use Ties to Beat FDA?

    By Marisa Taylor, Kaiser Health NewsParker Petit, a GOP-friendly biotech executive, has a new nickname since the presidential election. His critics call him “the Trump of Georgia.”An early supporter of Donald Trump’s, Petit is unfazed by the compa...

    Parker Petit says he doesn’t think his ties to the president and Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, who oversees the FDA, will benefit his wound care company.

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    Arts + Culture

    Jesse Watters on Fox.

    Watters Isn't Getting Fired Over Ivanka

    Watters Isn't Getting Fired Over Ivanka

    Like his long-time mentor Bill O’Reilly before him, Fox News host Jesse Watters took a vacation abruptly after he found himself the butt of public outrage.However, unlike O’Reilly before him, don’t expect this to mean he’s done at the network.“I’m...

    While “vacations” in the past have spelled the end of the road for controversial Fox News hosts, sources say Jesse Watters’ trip amid outrage over his Ivanka remarks was pre-planned.

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    Bandstand

    Broadway’s ‘Bandstand’ Is Lost in Time

    Broadway’s ‘Bandstand’ Is Lost in Time

    The wars that are ripping the culture apart around the world really come down to a single question: was life a little bit better not so long ago, or not? It’s the “Again” part of the exhortation on those red baseball caps, promising a return to a ...

    Don’t expect to be challenged by ‘Bandstand’ on Broadway. The soft-focus nostalgia on display is unapologetic and relentless.

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    David Wigdor

    Fox News’ Explosive Racism Lawsuit

    Fox News’ Explosive Racism Lawsuit

    “This hurts,” Fox News Channel anchor Kelly Wright declared. “This hurts,” he repeated, while appearing at a press conference Wednesday with nine other current and former Fox News employees who are claiming systemic racial discrimination at the to...

    According to current and former employees, Fox News chiefs ridiculed, denigrated, and mocked them, in a station that itself practices ‘systemic and institutional racial bias.’

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     Former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez listens as prosecution witness Alexander Bradley testifies at Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River, Massachusetts April 1, 2015.

    Was Aaron Hernandez Bisexual? Who Cares

    Was Aaron Hernandez Bisexual? Who Cares

    In the week since Aaron Hernandez committed suicide in a Massachusetts prison, there has been rampant media speculation about the sexual orientation of the former NFL All-Star and convicted murderer.Whether it’s true or not, none of it is responsi...

    The rampant media speculation about the sexual orientation of the former NFL All-Star and convicted murderer shows no signs of abating.

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    Bandstand

    Broadway’s ‘Bandstand’ Is Lost in Time

    Broadway’s ‘Bandstand’ Is Lost in Time

    The wars that are ripping the culture apart around the world really come down to a single question: was life a little bit better not so long ago, or not? It’s the “Again” part of the exhortation on those red baseball caps, promising a return to a ...

    Don’t expect to be challenged by ‘Bandstand’ on Broadway. The soft-focus nostalgia on display is unapologetic and relentless.

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    Jonathan Demme’s ‘Philadelphia’ Legacy

    Jonathan Demme’s ‘Philadelphia’ Legacy

    When it was released, Jonathan Demme’s Philadelphia was hailed as a landmark movie. That was correct, but it was a totem that came to be both blessing and burden. The movie featured a major straight Hollywood star, Tom Hanks, playing gay. It was t...

    In 1993, many criticized the landmark Hollywood movie ‘Philadelphia’ with Tom Hanks as a gay lawyer with AIDS as not radical enough. But time has proved Demme an era-defining film-ma...

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    Caitlyn: I’ve Got No ‘Loyalty’ to Trump

    Caitlyn: I’ve Got No ‘Loyalty’ to Trump

    The many versions of Caitlyn Jenner, chronicled in her new book, The Secrets of My Life, have passed through a dizzying series of variations, from a Wheaties box-ready, gold medal-winning Olympian in her former identity as Bruce, to the henpecked ...

    In a Daily Beast video interview, Caitlyn Jenner says her loyalties lie with the LGBT community, not the president. She also mulls the possibility of becoming ‘Senator Jenner.’

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    Allison Janney’s ‘Six Degrees’ Triumph

    Allison Janney’s ‘Six Degrees’ Triumph

    If you recall the 1993 movie of Six Degrees of Separation, notable among other things for being Will Smith’s first movie role post-Fresh Prince, what you may remember was its crisp archness. John Guare’s 1990 play that the film was based on was no...

    Just who is Paul, the mysterious guest in ‘Six Degrees of Separation’? A new revival of John Guare’s classic comedy drama explores the play’s many fault lines of race and sexuality.

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    PHILADELPHIA, Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, 1993

    Jonathan Demme’s ‘Philadelphia’ Legacy

    Jonathan Demme’s ‘Philadelphia’ Legacy

    When it was released, Jonathan Demme’s Philadelphia was hailed as a landmark movie. That was correct, but it was a totem that came to be both blessing and burden. The movie featured a major straight Hollywood star, Tom Hanks, playing gay. It was t...

    In 1993, many criticized the landmark Hollywood movie ‘Philadelphia’ with Tom Hanks as a gay lawyer with AIDS as not radical enough. But time has proved Demme an era-defining film-ma...

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