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    Brexit Voters Got Immigration Wrong

    Brexit Voters Got Immigration Wrong

    By Lauren Carroll, Jon Greenberg and Aaron SharockmanGiven that “What is the EU?” was a trending Google search after the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, Americans rightly still had many questions Sunday about the Brexit vote.Why ...

    A central theme of the ‘Leave’ campaign was the influx of immigrants from other European countries and their reliance on the British welfare system. That turns out to be false.

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    Van Jones v Coulter

    Ann Coulter Clashes with Van Jones

    Ann Coulter Clashes with Van Jones

    The main event on day one of the wonky nerdfest known as Politicon in Pasadena, California was undeniably the showdown between conservative shit-stirrer Ann Coulter and progressive CNN pundit Van Jones.In fact, so many of the conference’s attendee...

    On day one of the big Politicon event in L.A., Ann Coulter butted heads with Van Jones in a debate on the state of America.

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    Hamilton v. Trump

    ‘Hamilton’ Ready to Take on Trump

    ‘Hamilton’ Ready to Take on Trump

    Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator and star of the Broadway hit Hamilton, has vowed to get into as much political advocacy as he can once he steps down from his acclaimed hip-hop musical next month—when he is not busy shooting the Mary Poppins sequel, at...

    He’s become quite possibly the most recognizable Latino in American culture thanks to his success on Broadway, and he’s coming for Donald Trump.

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    PunditFact checking the Sunday shows

    Brexit Voters Got Immigration Wrong

    Brexit Voters Got Immigration Wrong

    By Lauren Carroll, Jon Greenberg and Aaron SharockmanGiven that “What is the EU?” was a trending Google search after the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, Americans rightly still had many questions Sunday about the Brexit vote.Why ...

    A central theme of the ‘Leave’ campaign was the influx of immigrants from other European countries and their reliance on the British welfare system. That turns out to be false.

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    Aziz Ansari and Donald Trump

    Aziz Ansari to Trump: ‘Go F*ck Yourself’

    Aziz Ansari to Trump: ‘Go F*ck Yourself’

    Aziz Ansari is not messing around. The comedian, whose Muslim parents emigrated from India to South Carolina before he was born, has written a strongly-worded op-ed for The New York Times, directed at the one presidential candidate who has suggest...

    In the aftermath of the Orlando shooting and Donald Trump’s renewed call for a ban on Muslims entering the U.S., comedian Aziz Ansari is fighting back.

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    Carson to Trump: Lay Off Clinton’s Faith

    Carson to Trump: Lay Off Clinton’s Faith

    Ever since Ben Carson endorsed presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump, he has served as a liaison of sorts between the thrice-married former reality television star and the evangelical community.Carson is one Trump’s Christian whisperers; he ...

    The former presidential candidate and current adviser for Donald Trump told The Daily Beast that Donald Trump shouldn’t be questioning Hillary Clinton’s faith.

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    Shirley Manson: ‘I’m Kind of a Monster’

    Shirley Manson: ‘I’m Kind of a Monster’

    “I’m kind of a monster, in a way,” offers Shirley Manson, cradling a pint of lager. “I enjoy the grind. I think I’ve missed one show in my entire career. I’m just a maniac. I don’t know if that’s a good thing or a bad thing…” Manson has been the...

    The singer/songwriter opens up about her band’s impressive sixth studio album, Strange Little Birds, and much more over beers with senior entertainment editor Marlow Stern.

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    Kanye West’s Orgy with Trump and TSwift

    Kanye West’s Orgy with Trump and TSwift

    The camera slowly pans across the peacefully sleeping faces of some of the most famous people in the world. At the center of the unusually wide bed are Kanye West and his wife Kim Kardashian West, the sheet falling below her ample behind. Next to ...

    Among the naked sleeping bodies on display in Kanye West’s most provocative video yet are his wife Kim, Rihanna, and Taylor Swift along with Trump, Dubya, and Bill Cosby.

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    Maher Warns Brexit a Harbinger for Trump

    Maher Warns Brexit a Harbinger for Trump

    Typically, Bill Maher begins his weekly Real Time show on HBO by telling his audience, “I know why you’re happy tonight” and then mentioning some positive news story that happened that week. This week, on the heels of the United Kingdom’s vote to ...

    On ‘Real Time’ Friday night, Bill Maher used the Brexit vote to predict that a President Donald Trump could be in our future.

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    Avett Brothers Get Real About Divorce

    Avett Brothers Get Real About Divorce

    In their 16-year existence, the Avett Brothers have gone from acoustic folk troubadours to grungy bluegrass pioneers to Americana roots-rock icons playing to packed arenas.The constant motif in their musical ascendance: pure, unabashed earnestness...

    Seth Avett spoke to The Daily Beast about his own divorce and remarriage, how that informed the band’s newest album, and whether their music can unite people in such a tumultuous ele...

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    Kanye West’s Orgy with Trump and TSwift

    Kanye West’s Orgy with Trump and TSwift

    The camera slowly pans across the peacefully sleeping faces of some of the most famous people in the world. At the center of the unusually wide bed are Kanye West and his wife Kim Kardashian West, the sheet falling below her ample behind. Next to ...

    Among the naked sleeping bodies on display in Kanye West’s most provocative video yet are his wife Kim, Rihanna, and Taylor Swift along with Trump, Dubya, and Bill Cosby.

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    Neon Demon

    The Most Twisted Movie of the Year

    The Most Twisted Movie of the Year

    On Day Three of a tight six-week shoot on his 10th film Neon Demon, a phantasmagorical fashion nightmare about a young girl seduced into the dark, depraved depths of the modeling world, Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn was beaming.“In independ...

    The Daily Beast’s Jen Yamato spent time on the set of the fashion world nightmare ‘Neon Demon,’ observing the beautiful madness that is director Nic Refn’s filmmaking process.

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    Jay Z: Reasonable Doubt 20th Anniversary

    Jay Z’s ‘Reasonable Doubt’ Turns 20

    Jay Z’s ‘Reasonable Doubt’ Turns 20

    Exactly 20 years ago today, Jay Z’s Reasonable Doubt first impacted at retail and promptly exploded across hip-hop consciousness with the concussive force of an 800-pound bomb. Actually, that’s a complete lie. The CD was more slow burn than barn b...

    On June 25, 1996, Hov—then 26—released his debut album ‘Reasonable Doubt.’ And hip-hop was never the same.

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    Aziz Ansari and Donald Trump

    Aziz Ansari to Trump: ‘Go F*ck Yourself’

    Aziz Ansari to Trump: ‘Go F*ck Yourself’

    Aziz Ansari is not messing around. The comedian, whose Muslim parents emigrated from India to South Carolina before he was born, has written a strongly-worded op-ed for The New York Times, directed at the one presidential candidate who has suggest...

    In the aftermath of the Orlando shooting and Donald Trump’s renewed call for a ban on Muslims entering the U.S., comedian Aziz Ansari is fighting back.

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    Neon Demon

    The Most Twisted Movie of the Year

    The Most Twisted Movie of the Year

    On Day Three of a tight six-week shoot on his 10th film Neon Demon, a phantasmagorical fashion nightmare about a young girl seduced into the dark, depraved depths of the modeling world, Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn was beaming.“In independ...

    The Daily Beast’s Jen Yamato spent time on the set of the fashion world nightmare ‘Neon Demon,’ observing the beautiful madness that is director Nic Refn’s filmmaking process.

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    World News

    Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn speaks on immigration and moving on after the EU referendum, in central London, Britain June 25, 2016.

    Corbyn Coup After Brexit ‘Sabotage’ Plot

    Corbyn Coup After Brexit ‘Sabotage’ Plot

    The British Labour Party's hard left experiment was teetering on the brink of collapse this weekend with up to half of the party's senior politicians resigning from the Shadow Cabinet in disgust at Jeremy Corbyn's lackluster leaders...

    Labour Party politicians are out to oust radical left-wing leader Jeremy Corbyn amid reports that he deliberately weakened the campaign to stay in the European Union.

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    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a press conference at Turnberry Golf course in Turnberry, Scotland, June 24, 2016.

    Trump—Brexit Means My Resort’s A Bargain

    Trump—Brexit Means My Resort’s A Bargain

    Camera crews from the around the world waited Friday morning for Donald Trump to speak from Scotland on the massive Brexit vote that broke up the EU.  Global markets were tanking and the British Prime Minister had resigned, but it was in many wa...

    The decision Brits just made is another reminder of the dangers America faces from a deeply unserious man in a deadly serious time.

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    A man takes a copy of the London Evening Standard with the front page reporting the resignation of British Prime Minister David Cameron and the vote to leave the EU in a referendum, showing a pictured of Cameron holding hands with his wife Samantha as they come out from 10 Downing Street, in London on June 24, 2016. 
Britain voted to break away from the European Union on June 24, toppling Prime Minister David Cameron and dealing a thunderous blow to the 60-year-old bloc that sent world markets plunging.

    Brexit: WTF Just Happened?

    Brexit: WTF Just Happened?

    Did Britain Really Just Vote to Leave Europe?  Yes. There was a referendum in the U.K. on Thursday, and the question was pretty simple. Voters were asked, “Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union...

    What does it mean for Brits working elsewhere? When does it go into effect? And why is Donald Trump so happy? If you woke up to the shocking news from the U.K., here’s what’s going on.

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    Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron speaks to the media in front of 10 Downing street, as he goes on to announce his resignation following the result of the EU referendum, in which the Britain voted to leave the EU, in London, Friday, June, 24, 2016.

    Britain’s Leader Created Catastrophe

    Britain’s Leader Created Catastrophe

    LONDON — The curse of the hot-hand fallacy has condemned Prime Minister David Cameron to the ranks of the worst leaders in British political history. After a remarkably risky hot-streak, Cameron got reckless enough to take one big gamble too man...

    David Cameron put the question to stay or leave the European Union in the hands of voters, expecting them to agree with him. Instead, they killed him.

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    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a press conference at Turnberry Golf course in Turnberry, Scotland, June 24, 2016.

    Trump—Brexit Means My Resort’s A Bargain

    Trump—Brexit Means My Resort’s A Bargain

    Camera crews from the around the world waited Friday morning for Donald Trump to speak from Scotland on the massive Brexit vote that broke up the EU.  Global markets were tanking and the British Prime Minister had resigned, but it was in many wa...

    The decision Brits just made is another reminder of the dangers America faces from a deeply unserious man in a deadly serious time.

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    Europe Without the Brits?

    After Brexit, Who’s Next to Leave?

    After Brexit, Who’s Next to Leave?

    PARIS — As Britain’s “Brexit” vote to leave the European Union approached, apocalyptic prophecies could be heard echoing from one corner of the Continent to the other. In a particularly extraordinary statement, European Council President Donald Tu...

    The U.K. vote to leave the EU may not kill it, but the panic is a contagion affecting everyone from stock traders in New York to beachgoers in Italy.

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    Former London Mayor, and "Vote Leave" campaigner Boris Johnson leaves after giving a press conference at the headquarters of the 'Vote Leave' campaign in central London on June 24, 2016.
Britain has voted to break out of the European Union, striking a thunderous blow against the bloc and spreading panic through world markets Friday as sterling collapsed to a 31-year low. Boris Johnson, who spearheaded the successful campaign for Britain to leave the European Union, said Friday there was no need to rush the process of pulling out of the bloc.

    How Boris Bet Big on Brexit and Won

    How Boris Bet Big on Brexit and Won

    David Cameron may come to rue the day that he kept his friends thisclose.For if there was any one single human being who can be said to have shifted the delicately balanced scales in the British referendum to leave the European Union, it was his o...

    Boris Johnson led the Brexit campaign to a stunning victory over his old pal ‘Dave.’ Can he now win the premiership, and dance on Cameron’s grave?

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    Brexit Shock: Britain Quits Europe

    Brexit Shock: Britain Quits Europe

    LONDON — Britain has voted to leave the European Union, stunning global financial markets and sending a seismic shock through the Continent.The pound suffered its worst day in more than 30 years, plunging downward, as Dow Industrials futures and o...

    A humiliated David Cameron resigns, and the pound and global markets crash to record lows after shock win for the Brexit campaign to leave the European Union.

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    Europe Without the Brits?

    After Brexit, Who’s Next to Leave?

    After Brexit, Who’s Next to Leave?

    PARIS — As Britain’s “Brexit” vote to leave the European Union approached, apocalyptic prophecies could be heard echoing from one corner of the Continent to the other. In a particularly extraordinary statement, European Council President Donald Tu...

    The U.K. vote to leave the EU may not kill it, but the panic is a contagion affecting everyone from stock traders in New York to beachgoers in Italy.

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    U.S. News

    Muslim cops who went to Saudi with Mateen

    Muslim Cops Make America Great Again

    Muslim Cops Make America Great Again

    The good of Islam shone only brighter as the last light of the longest day of the year dimmed.The moment was coming when the assembled members of the NYPD Muslim Officers Society would break their fast for Ramadan.This room on the fifth floor of t...

    A recent gathering of Muslim NYPD cops revealed how in the face of bigotry we can still find what makes America special.

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    Bully Pulpit: When Leaving Religion Costs You Everything

    When Leaving Church Costs You Everything

    When Leaving Church Costs You Everything

    In the first week of June, secular voters converged at the Lincoln Memorial—atheists, agnostics, humanists, freethinkers, and unbelievers of all stripes, came to celebrate what they have in common, to raise awareness among their representatives, a...

    Despite the rapid growth in the number of atheists, losing your faith can also cost you a job, your friends, and your family.

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    The US Has Screwed Up in the Muslim World for 36 Years

    36 Years of Screwing Up in the Mideast

    36 Years of Screwing Up in the Mideast

    In America’s War for the Greater Middle East, Andrew J. Bacevich, one of our most eloquent and incisive students of American foreign policy, military history, and the often-vexed nexus between the two, makes a startling claim: For the last 36 year...

    Beginning with the Carter Doctrine, the US has aggressively injected itself into the Muslim world but with little to show for it besides a record of misunderstanding, hubris, and fai...

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    Muslim cops who went to Saudi with Mateen

    Muslim Cops Make America Great Again

    Muslim Cops Make America Great Again

    The good of Islam shone only brighter as the last light of the longest day of the year dimmed.The moment was coming when the assembled members of the NYPD Muslim Officers Society would break their fast for Ramadan.This room on the fifth floor of t...

    A recent gathering of Muslim NYPD cops revealed how in the face of bigotry we can still find what makes America special.

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    The Price of Prosperity

    Keep Your PC Mitts Off American History

    Keep Your PC Mitts Off American History

    Nobody has a fail-safe method to teach virtue or bring diverse people closer to each other. Aristotle thought it was a matter of good habit. Mark Twain thought it was like an acquired taste for poetry, poker, or frog-jumping contests. Unfortunatel...

    We do ourselves—and especially our children—a disservice by tossing out stories about our nation’s past that aren’t about inclusion. Storytelling makes us stronger.

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    The Racist Origins of the SAT

    The Racist Origins of the SAT

    Ninety years ago, on June 23, 1926, 8040 American high school students simultaneously pondered which of six words were “most closely related” and which numbers “come next” in a certain sequence. This first SAT was scored on a 200-to-800-point scal...

    While it unintentionally aided the disadvantaged in its earlier forms, the SAT was the fruit of a very poisonous tree.

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    Tech + Health

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    ‘Electrosex’ Is Our Freaky Future

    ‘Electrosex’ Is Our Freaky Future

    “When I first heard about applying electricity to your naked body during sex, my first thought was ‘oh my god why would you do that?! Zappy, ouchy, dangerous!” says Jess Wilde.“But now I have completely changed my mind: the idea of turning you and...

    Couples who use electricity between the sheets say it taps into the body’s nervous system.

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    Mandy Hargraves

    Mom Used Kids to Fake Cancer for Cash

    Mom Used Kids to Fake Cancer for Cash

    Mandy Hargraves was addicted to dying.She had been on the outs with her husband and going broke before cancer. Then her estranged husband returned and money started rolling in as donations to fund her fight against stage 4 stomach cancer.Except Ha...

    When Mandy Hargraves announced her diagnosis, she got her estranged husband back and tons of donations. Then the authorities saw her medical history.

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    The Truth About the New Probiotics Trend

    The Truth About the New Probiotics Trend

    Tiffany Ayuda, Life by Daily Burn Got your gut on your mind? Then you’re probably up on the health benefits of probiotics. From boosting immunity to improving digestion, probiotics have been touted as the “superhero” of the gut bacteria underworld...

    Here’s what you need to know before giving your gut the royal treatment.

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    Who Will Win the Billionaire Space Race?

    Who Will Win the Billionaire Space Race?

    Who Will Win the Billionaire Space Race?

    Look out, Richard Branson. Here comes Jeff Bezos rocketing into your space.The Amazon billionaire’s once secretive program to take paying passengers to the edge of space now appears to be set to overtake Branson’s Virgin Galactic project to inaugu...

    Space tourism was supposed to arrive years ago, but its chief apostle is yet to deliver and suddenly faces a formidable challenger.

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    Mandy Hargraves

    Mom Used Kids to Fake Cancer for Cash

    Mom Used Kids to Fake Cancer for Cash

    Mandy Hargraves was addicted to dying.She had been on the outs with her husband and going broke before cancer. Then her estranged husband returned and money started rolling in as donations to fund her fight against stage 4 stomach cancer.Except Ha...

    When Mandy Hargraves announced her diagnosis, she got her estranged husband back and tons of donations. Then the authorities saw her medical history.

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    Revenge Porn Victims: It Gets Better

    Revenge Porn Victims: It Gets Better

    “Shit,” Chiarini realized. “She’s going to pee all over the house if I do this.”It’s that thought that cut short what she later realized would have been an unsuccessful suicide attempt anyway. The medication she had been downing would not have bee...

    “You think right now that it is the end of the world but, trust me, it isn’t.”

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    Football Stars: Weed Helps Brain Injury

    Football Stars: Weed Helps Brain Injury

    The only thing weirder than men in suits selling weed soda at a pot conference is NFL players mingling among them.Such was the scene at the Cannabis World Congress this week in New York City, where more than 75 businesses, non-profits, and drug po...

    Former NFL players took the stage at the Cannabis World Congress to advocate for medical marijuana to treat the symptoms of CTE.

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    This Chemist Tainted 24,000 Court Cases

    This Chemist Tainted 24,000 Court Cases

    Four years after chemist Annie Dookhan was arrested for falsifying evidence at Massachusetts’ state drug lab, less than 1 percent of the 24,000 cases she may have tampered with have been reviewed.  Dookhan’s story—of how she tainted drug evidence ...

    Four years after her arrest, Massachusetts has only reviewed 1 percent of the convictions based on Annie Dookhan’s tampered lab results.

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    Revenge Porn Victims: It Gets Better

    Revenge Porn Victims: It Gets Better

    “Shit,” Chiarini realized. “She’s going to pee all over the house if I do this.”It’s that thought that cut short what she later realized would have been an unsuccessful suicide attempt anyway. The medication she had been downing would not have bee...

    “You think right now that it is the end of the world but, trust me, it isn’t.”

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    How celebrities saying sorry has changed, pegged to Selma Blair

    The Art of the Celebrity Apology

    The Art of the Celebrity Apology

    Based on the headlines, you might think Selma Blair was apologizing for having plowed a monster truck through a convent on Easter Sunday.What We Can All Learn From Selma Blair’s Apology (TIME)Why Selma Blair’s Apology Is Almost Perfect (USA Today)...

    This week, following an incident on a plane, the actress Selma Blair apologized fulsomely. She has set an impressive example for other erring public figures.

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    Why It’s Cool to Hate Cooking

    Why It’s Cool to Hate Cooking

    Among the people I envy most are those who hate to cook (and don’t) along with others who care about food only as a necessity for life and health. Many such are perplexed by the current flood of temptations constantly beckoning in publications, bl...

    One of the many things we are now made to feel guilty about is that we must love cooking healthy, high-quality meals. Rubbish.

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    After pouring their drinks, a bartender in Julius's Bar refuses to serve John Timmins, Dick Leitsch, Craig Rodwell (1940 - 1993), and Randy Wicker, members of the Mattachine Society, an early American gay rights group, who were protesting New York liquor laws that prevented serving gay customers, New York, New York, April 21, 1966.

    The Oldest Gay Bars in New York

    The Oldest Gay Bars in New York

    For many drinkers, the history of LGBT bars in New York begins and ends with Greenwich Village’s famous the Stonewall Inn, site of the eponymous 1969 Riots.While the watering hole—recently transformed into a memorial site for the terrible massacre...

    As New York gears up to celebrate Pride weekend, a look back to New York’s earliest gay bars reveals how, long before the Stonewall Riots, LGBTs found places to be themselves.

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Mia Tindall (2) plays with a polo stick and ball near her mother Zara Tindall (Philips), eldest granddaughter of HM Queen Elizabeth II.
Her Uncle, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, played polo, and Uncle Prince Harry (of Wales), supported his brother.
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    The Most Badly Behaved Royals

    The Most Badly Behaved Royals

    Those royal kids—so perfect, so well-dressed, so obedient.Most of the time anyway.There was a certain undeniable satisfaction to be had when we saw a fine demonstration of the fact that the Royals are human after all—a very public meltdown on the ...

    As Mia Phillips has a rare public meltdown, we reflect on the history of royal rage. It’s not just the kids who lose it, you know.

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    Why It’s Cool to Hate Cooking

    Why It’s Cool to Hate Cooking

    Among the people I envy most are those who hate to cook (and don’t) along with others who care about food only as a necessity for life and health. Many such are perplexed by the current flood of temptations constantly beckoning in publications, bl...

    One of the many things we are now made to feel guilty about is that we must love cooking healthy, high-quality meals. Rubbish.

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    Oh Britain, What Have You Done?

    Oh Britain, What Have You Done?

    After the initial shock comes, well, more shock. Uncertainty. A sense of: what just happened? What did over half of us just do? What on earth happens next?  These questions, usually just asked after a seismic event, just recur and echo when it c...

    Britain has voted to leave the European Union, but instead of swaggering like a brave buccaneer about to go solo, the national mood is shocked and anxious.

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    Inside the Plan to Police NYC Pride

    Inside the Plan to Police NYC Pride

    Mayor Bill de Blasio was emphatic in his message to attendees of Sunday’s New York City Pride March: “You will be safe. You will be protected.”At a press conference held at the city’s LGBT Center on 13th Street, Police Commissioner Bill Bratton be...

    Omar Mateen’s horrific massacre in Orlando means this year’s NYC Pride will be the biggest, and most heavily policed, Pride event ever in the city.

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    Touch This Artist and She’ll Be Arrested

    Touch This Artist and She’ll Be Arrested

    In 2014, Milo Moiré burst onto the contemporary performance art scene with her provocative PlopEgg Painting: naked and squatting over a canvas outside Germany’s annual Art Cologne fair, the Swiss conceptual artist conceived an abstract painting by...

    Milo Moiré invited strangers to reach into a reflective box and caress her breasts or vagina for 30 seconds. The British police were displeased.

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     Britain's struggle/tension with romantic island history and a search for a more global modernity

    Oh Britain, What Have You Done?

    Oh Britain, What Have You Done?

    After the initial shock comes, well, more shock. Uncertainty. A sense of: what just happened? What did over half of us just do? What on earth happens next?  These questions, usually just asked after a seismic event, just recur and echo when it c...

    Britain has voted to leave the European Union, but instead of swaggering like a brave buccaneer about to go solo, the national mood is shocked and anxious.

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    Screenshot of AP reporter Amanda Myers' YouTube video of her experience going down the Skyslide at the U.S. Bank Tower in Los Angeles.

    Watch: Plunging Down the Skyslide

    Watch: Plunging Down the Skyslide

    For 33 dollars, you can plunge down the side of the tallest building in California and not die-- or you can just watch these videos for free. Thrill seekers are flocking to the U.S. Bank Tower in Los Angeles, which now features a 45-foot slide fro...

    There’s now a glass slide on the outside of an L.A. skyscraper, from its 70th to 69th floors. Enjoy the terror on video.

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    Ronaldo Throws Reporter’s Mic into Lake

    Ronaldo Throws Reporter’s Mic into Lake

    “Ronaldo, are you prepared for this game today?” That may seem like an innocuous question, but Portugal soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo didn’t see it that way. When a reporter asked him this on Wednesday as he and his teammates took a walk through ...

    CMTV is demanding an apology after the footballer drowned their reporter’s microphone.

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    Idiots Light Entire Fireworks Display on Fire Inside Phoenix Walmart

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    Idiots Light Entire Fireworks Display...

    July 4th came early at a Phoenix Arizona Walmart in all the wrong ways.In a video posted to WorldStarHipHop’s Facebook page last Friday, a Walmart customer recorded a giant burning fireworks display in an aisle. Apparently, a small group of people...

    Phoenix police are looking for at least two men and a woman suspected with starting the blaze.

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    Screenshot of CNN International clip from 6/21/16 in which John Avlon discusses the Trump campaign's disastrously bad finances, comparing them to a Ponzi scheme.

    John Avlon on Trump’s Sad Fundraising

    John Avlon on Trump’s Sad Fundraising

    Trump’s campaign, short on cash and funneling much of what it does have into Trump businesses, “looks more like a Ponzi scheme than a presidential campaign,” Daily Beast editor-in-ch...

    • Screenshot of CNN International clip from 6/21/16 in which John Avlon discusses the Trump campaign's disastrously bad finances, comparing them to a Ponzi scheme.

      John Avlon on Trump’s Sad Fundraising

      Trump’s campaign, short on cash and funneling much of what it does have into Trump businesses, “looks more like a Ponzi scheme than a presidential campaign,” Daily Beast editor-in-ch...

    PORTO, PORTUGAL - APRIL 15: Cristiano Ronaldo of Manchester United celebrates following the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final second leg match between FC Porto and Manchester United at the Estadio do Dragao on April 15, 2009 in Porto, Portugal. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

    Ronaldo Throws Reporter’s Mic into Lake

    Ronaldo Throws Reporter’s Mic into Lake

    “Ronaldo, are you prepared for this game today?” That may seem like an innocuous question, but Portugal soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo didn’t see it that way. When a reporter asked him this on Wednesday as he and his teammates took a walk through ...

    CMTV is demanding an apology after the footballer drowned their reporter’s microphone.

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    Screenshot of CNN clip from 6/21/16 in which John Avlon discusses Donald Trump's poor poll numbers and struggling campaign with Carol Costello.

    John Avlon: Why Trump is Imploding

    John Avlon: Why Trump is Imploding

    Trump’s recently fired campaign manager Corey Lewandowski ran a “dysfunctional, anemic, absurd organization,” Daily Beast editor-in-chief John Avlon told Carol Costello on CNN.

    An Emu bird is pictured on October 11, 2012 in its outdoor enclosure in the Duisburg zoo, northwestern Germany. Emus are the second largest member of the ratite group of flightless birds. They are native to Australia and are its national bird AFP PHOTO/ Roland Weihrauch / GERMANY OUT        (Photo credit should read ROLAND WEIHRAUCH/AFP/GettyImages)

    Burning Emu’s Owner Fires Shotgun at Cop

    Burning Emu’s Owner Fires Shotgun at Cop

    No good deed goes unpunished.When an emu suffered burns in the massive brushfire raging in Potrero, California this week, an animal control officer tried to help. Instead of thanking him, the bird’s owner came out with a shotgun and fired three wa...

    An animal control officer tried to help a burnt emu in California. Then its owner got his shotgun.

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    John Avlon on Trump’s Media ‘Blacklist’

    John Avlon on Trump’s Media ‘Blacklist’

    The Daily Beast was banned from Trump campaign events long before The Washington Post was—and that’s something to be proud of, Daily Beast Editor in Chief John Avlon said on CNN’s ‘R...

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    John Avlon: Why Trump is Imploding

    John Avlon: Why Trump is Imploding

    Trump’s recently fired campaign manager Corey Lewandowski ran a “dysfunctional, anemic, absurd organization,” Daily Beast editor-in-chief John Avlon told Carol Costello on CNN.