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    They Gave Money to Trump—and Clinton

    They Gave Money to Trump—and Clinton

    By Michael Beckel / Center for Public IntegrityDemocrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump have precious little in common.But the two all-but-certain presidential nominees do share this: at least three-dozen campaign contributors who gave...

    A pro poker player. A TV writer. And a Ted Cruz birther. These are just some of the, um, unusual individuals bankrolling Hillary and the Donald’s campaigns.

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    The Racist Side of Bernie Supporters

    The Racist Side of Bernie Supporters

    For decades, one narrative has dominated American politics: That while white liberal Democrats may not be perfect, they are far more trustworthy and far less scary when it comes to race than conservative Republicans.The backers of Bernie Sanders’s...

    More proof that ‘progressive’ isn’t a synonym for ‘tolerant.’

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    State Department’s Hidden Hillary Donors

    State Department’s Hidden Hillary Donors

    Hillary Clinton may have suspended her political career temporarily when she became secretary of state. But the Clinton fundraising machine was in full swing and raising millions of dollars for the State Department under her watch, an analysis by ...

    Clinton’s super-donors poured millions into the State Department. Why was the government so reluctant to release the names of these high-rollers and socialites?

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    They Gave Money to Trump—and Clinton

    They Gave Money to Trump—and Clinton

    By Michael Beckel / Center for Public IntegrityDemocrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump have precious little in common.But the two all-but-certain presidential nominees do share this: at least three-dozen campaign contributors who gave...

    A pro poker player. A TV writer. And a Ted Cruz birther. These are just some of the, um, unusual individuals bankrolling Hillary and the Donald’s campaigns.

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    Riot police block off the Albuquerque Convention Center to anti-Trump protests following a rally and speech by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at the convention center where the event was held, in Albuquerque, N.M., Tuesday, May 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

    How Trump’s New Mexico Rally Got Violent

    How Trump’s New Mexico Rally Got Violent

    One man grabbed Tylina Hardy’s bangs while a woman pushed her from behind, stumbling as Hardy moved to get away. That’s when the crowd at Donald Trump’s rally Tuesday night started accusing Hardy of violence.“She physically hurt her! She physicall...

    Burning ‘Make America Great Again’ shirts, smoke grenades, hair-pulling—how did Tuesday night’s Albuquerque event come to this? A peacekeeping trainer and arrested protester speak out.

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    Gareth Hutch murdered in broad daylight

    Dublin Shocked by Gangster Killing Video

    Dublin Shocked by Gangster Killing Video

    DUBLIN — In this city, gangland killings have become such quotidian events that they are increasingly greeted with a shrug rather than howls of outrage. Provided no innocent bystanders are caught up in the fray, many Dubliners quietly regard gangs...

    Closed-circuit TV captures the kind of murder that’s become all too common on the Irish street.

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 11:  Actors Amber Heard (L) and Johnny Depp attend The Art of Elysium's 7th Annual HEAVEN Gala presented by Mercedes-Benz at Skirball Cultural Center on January 11, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Art of Elysium)

    Inside Johnny and Amber’s Split

    Inside Johnny and Amber’s Split

    UPDATE 05/27/16: TMZ reports that Amber Heard arrived in court Friday with bruises on her face and photos depicting injuries she says Depp inflicted on her multiple times throughout their marriage. The latest injury, Heard says, happened Saturday ...

    After meeting on ‘The Rum Diary,’ the two stars weathered photo hacks and an Australian witch-hunt, aka ‘terriergate.’ But now, Heard has filed for divorce—and accused him of beating...

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    Singer Ozzy Osbourne and his wife Sharon arrive at the 2015 Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar Party in West Hollywood, California February 22, 2015. REUTERS/Gus Ruelas (UNITED STATES TAGS: ENTERTAINMENT) (OSCARS-PARTIES) - RTR4QOIM

    Ozzy’s Lover ‘Obsessed by Sharon’

    Ozzy’s Lover ‘Obsessed by Sharon’

    The hair stylist with whom Ozzy Osbourne had an affair that resulted in him being kicked out of the family home was actually more interested in his wife than the aging Black Sabbath rocker, a new report alleges.In what appears to be a case of dram...

    The Osbornes are working it out, maybe. Now reports are suggesting that the hair stylist with whom he had an affair was obsessed with ‘becoming’ Sharon.

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    GiveCaptainAmericanABoyfriend campaign

    Captain America Already Has a Boyfriend

    Captain America Already Has a Boyfriend

    When a hashtag campaign to #GiveCaptainAmericaABoyfriend caught fire on Twitter this week, a common refrain echoed across the Internet aiming for the ears of Disney execs: Give the Marvel superhero a man to love… because he pretty much already has...

    The viral #GiveCaptainAmericaABoyfriend follows #GiveElsaAGirlfriend and speculation on ‘Star Wars’ characters Finn and Poe.

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    ‘The Daily Show’ Rips Trump on Guns

    ‘The Daily Show’ Rips Trump on Guns

    On December 16, 2012, following the horrific mass-shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School that claimed the lives of 26 innocent people—including 20 children between the ages of 6 and 7—President Obama delivered a speech at a prayer vigil in Newto...

    Host Trevor Noah took the GOP’s nominee to task on his inconsistent record on guns, as well as his insensitivity to the plight of the Paris victims.

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    Singer Ozzy Osbourne and his wife Sharon arrive at the 2015 Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar Party in West Hollywood, California February 22, 2015. REUTERS/Gus Ruelas (UNITED STATES TAGS: ENTERTAINMENT) (OSCARS-PARTIES) - RTR4QOIM

    Ozzy’s Lover ‘Obsessed by Sharon’

    Ozzy’s Lover ‘Obsessed by Sharon’

    The hair stylist with whom Ozzy Osbourne had an affair that resulted in him being kicked out of the family home was actually more interested in his wife than the aging Black Sabbath rocker, a new report alleges.In what appears to be a case of dram...

    The Osbornes are working it out, maybe. Now reports are suggesting that the hair stylist with whom he had an affair was obsessed with ‘becoming’ Sharon.

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    The Scramble to Own a Piece of ‘Mad Men’

    The Scramble to Own a Piece of ‘Mad Men’

    It was remarkable, says Ellen Freund, the former property master of Mad Men, that by the end of season four of the show, “people were emptying out their closets and sending clothes to her colleague, costume designer Janie Bryant. “They would send ...

    An auction of memorabilia featured in the AMC drama reveals the ingenuity and attention to detail on the part of the series’ creative team.

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    NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 05:  Whit Stillman appears to promote the 25th Anniversary of "Metropolitan" during the BUILD Series at AOL Studios in ew York on August 5, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Donna Ward/Getty Images)

    When Whit Stillman Met Jane Austen

    When Whit Stillman Met Jane Austen

    Considering the glut of onscreen adaptations of Jane Austen’s six completed novels—more than 60, only 10 of them worth watching—one is inclined to dread the news that yet another is on its way.Even with Emma Thompson writing the script and Keira K...

    Stillman’s new movie, ‘Love & Friendship,’ transports his softly spoken gladiatorial arena back to 1790s England.

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    The actress Danielle Brooks, a recent Juilliard graduate, in New York, July 3, 2013. Brooks, 23, plays the imprisoned Taystee Jefferson on the new Netflix series ?Orange Is the New Black.? (Chester Higgins Jr./The New York Times) -- PHOTO MOVES IN ADVANCE AND NOT FOR USE ONLINE OR IN PRINT BEFORE JULY 14, 2013.

    Purple Is the New Black

    Purple Is the New Black

    The first show that Danielle Brooks ever saw on Broadway was The Color Purple. She was 15, then a student at a performing arts high school in South Carolina.  It would be a few short years before Brooks, best known for playing sassy solar flare of...

    For Danielle Brooks, best known as Taystee from ‘Orange Is the New Black,’ her debut Broadway role in ‘The Color Purple’ was a dream worth not sleeping for.

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    Don Draper (Jon Hamm) - Mad Men - Season 4 - Gallery - Photo Credit: Frank Ockenfels/AMC

    The Scramble to Own a Piece of ‘Mad Men’

    The Scramble to Own a Piece of ‘Mad Men’

    It was remarkable, says Ellen Freund, the former property master of Mad Men, that by the end of season four of the show, “people were emptying out their closets and sending clothes to her colleague, costume designer Janie Bryant. “They would send ...

    An auction of memorabilia featured in the AMC drama reveals the ingenuity and attention to detail on the part of the series’ creative team.

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    World News

    China’s Love Boats in Disputed Sea

    China’s Love Boats in Disputed Sea

    HONG KONG — This week, President Barack Obama was in Vietnam, where he made the case for stronger economic and security ties between his host and America. It was a welcome message, arriving at a time when China’s ballooning military and stubborn d...

    As President Obama offers support to Vietnam and Japan against China’s aggressive claims, Beijing puts on a kinder face with tourist trips.

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    In this undated and unknown location photo, the new leader of Taliban fighters, Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada poses for a portrait. The Afghan Taliban confirmed on Wednesday that their leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour was killed in a U.S. drone strike last week and that they have appointed a successor - a scholar known for extremist views who is unlikely to back a peace process with Kabul.

    The Taliban’s Cruel New Leader

    The Taliban’s Cruel New Leader

    Just before two American Hellfire missiles blew up the leader of the Afghan Taliban in Pakistan over the weekend, he was on the phone with other senior figures in the movement, one of them tells The Daily Beast, “Then we lost contact with him.”Tha...

    Mullah Haibatullah Akhondzada was known as a hanging judge in Kandahar before rising to power over the last year, but he seems to be a favorite of the Pakistanis.

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    People wave flags and hold a portrait of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan as they wait for the arrival of Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu in Ankara, Turkey November 2, 2015. Davutoglu described the outcome of a general election which swept his AK Party back to a parliamentary majority on Sunday as a victory for democracy.  REUTERS/Umit Bektas  - RTX1UASN

    The Madness of ‘Sultan’ Erdogan

    The Madness of ‘Sultan’ Erdogan

    LONDON—Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan came to power in 2002, a year after the formation of his AK party. But spending 11 years as prime minister wasn’t enough. In 2011, Erdogan changed the system, clearing the way for him to become  the country’s f...

    The Turkish president’s addiction to power is a disease his country can no longer afford.

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    Iranian asylum-seeker Mohammed Ali Zanoobi shows his "Jesus" tattoo prior to being baptized in a service in the Trinity Church in Berlin, Aug. 30, 2015. He is one of hundreds of mostly Iranian and Afghan asylum seekers who have converted to Christianity at the evangelical Trinity Church in the leafy Berlin neighborhood. Most say true belief prompted their embrace of Christianity, but there’s no overlooking the fact that the decision will also greatly boost their chances of winning asylum by allowing them to claim they would face persecution if sent home. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

    Muslim Refugees Rushing to Jesus

    Muslim Refugees Rushing to Jesus

    AMSTERDAM — Hundreds of Pakistanis and Afghans have been lining up at a local swimming pool in Hamburg, Germany, to be baptized as Christians. In the Netherlands and Denmark, as well, many are converting from Islam to Christianity, and the trend a...

    Whether out of conviction or convenience, thousands of migrants in Europe are converting to Christianity.

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    In this undated and unknown location photo, the new leader of Taliban fighters, Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada poses for a portrait. The Afghan Taliban confirmed on Wednesday that their leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour was killed in a U.S. drone strike last week and that they have appointed a successor - a scholar known for extremist views who is unlikely to back a peace process with Kabul.

    The Taliban’s Cruel New Leader

    The Taliban’s Cruel New Leader

    Just before two American Hellfire missiles blew up the leader of the Afghan Taliban in Pakistan over the weekend, he was on the phone with other senior figures in the movement, one of them tells The Daily Beast, “Then we lost contact with him.”Tha...

    Mullah Haibatullah Akhondzada was known as a hanging judge in Kandahar before rising to power over the last year, but he seems to be a favorite of the Pakistanis.

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    Is Kim Jong Un Auctioning Off His Sis?

    Is Kim Jong Un Auctioning Off His Sis?

    Is Kim Jong Un Auctioning Off His Sis?

    Kim Jong Un, the North Korean leader best known in the States for his love of nuclear tests and his friendship with American former somebody Dennis Rodman, is reportedly out to find his little sister a husband—and using a decidedly Western way to ...

    The latest, probably totally untrue rumor from the Hermit Kingdom features the Dear Leader and a Bachelorette-style competition for his sister’s hand.

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    An opposition supporter carrying a banner that reads "There is not food" shouts to Venezuelan National Guards during clashes in a rally to demand a referendum to remove President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela, May 18, 2016. REUTERS/Marco Bello - RTSEW6Y

    Venezuela Has Become a Starvation State

    Venezuela Has Become a Starvation State

    Nicolás Maduro never looks too sure of what he’s saying. For a man who’s been accused of enforcing authoritarian rule over Venezuela, there’s no resolve in his speeches. It’s odd. Just before he starts a statement you notice a small pause and a mu...

    Behold the fruits of chavismo: children going hungry.

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    Iraqi pro-government forces advance towards the city of Fallujah on May 23, 2016, as part of a major assault to retake the city from Islamic State (IS) group.
Iraqi forces, consisting of special forces, soldiers, police, militia forces and pro-government tribesmen, launched a major assault to retake Fallujah, the scene of deadly battles during the US occupation and one of the toughest targets yet in Baghdad's war on the Islamic State group.
Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, commander-in-chief of the armed forces, announced the start of operations in the middle of the night and then visited the battle's operations room.

    The Mystery Battle for the Heart of ISIS

    The Mystery Battle for the Heart of ISIS

    For the U.S. military, the battle to rid the Iraqi city of Fallujah of ISIS is shrouded in mystery.U.S. military officials say the battle for Fallujah could last anywhere from days—once troops enter Fallujah proper—to months, depending on how ISIS...

    U.S. troops have fought over and over again for Fallujah. But this next battle, to free the city from ISIS? No one in the Pentagon is quite sure how it will turn out.

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    Is Kim Jong Un Auctioning Off His Sis?

    Is Kim Jong Un Auctioning Off His Sis?

    Is Kim Jong Un Auctioning Off His Sis?

    Kim Jong Un, the North Korean leader best known in the States for his love of nuclear tests and his friendship with American former somebody Dennis Rodman, is reportedly out to find his little sister a husband—and using a decidedly Western way to ...

    The latest, probably totally untrue rumor from the Hermit Kingdom features the Dear Leader and a Bachelorette-style competition for his sister’s hand.

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    U.S. News

    Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (35) grabs the ball in front of Golden State Warriors forward Harrison Barnes (40) during the first quarter in game four of the Western conference finals of the NBA Playoffs at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

    The NBA’s Best Dysfunctional Team Ever?

    The NBA’s Best Dysfunctional Team Ever?

    By Leo Sepkowitz No recent franchise completed its chemistry puzzle more efficiently than the Thunder, back when the team first arrived in Oklahoma. In short: They lost a ton of games in the late ‘00s and nailed the resulting picks. In a three-yea...

    A few months ago, Kevin Durant looked certain to bolt the Thunder, a team full of mismatched pieces who seemingly couldn’t put it all together. Now they’re a win away from the NBA Fi...

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    Detroit Gamblers Won While Losing

    Detroit Gamblers Won While Losing

    The game was Texas Hold ’Em, but it might as well have been Take the Money and Run.A motley crew of seven card sharks plus their can’t-lose dealer allegedly went all in on a cheating scheme to win and never lose or draw whenever they played poker ...

    Earl Railey says he and six other poker players weren’t stealing from Motor City Casino, just taking advantage of a sloppy dealer. The authorities don’t buy it.

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    Doctor overdosed on cocaine

    Did Mystery Bad Girl Kill This Doctor?

    Did Mystery Bad Girl Kill This Doctor?

    Two men in New York were indicted Wednesday for distributing cocaine to a Long Island doctor who fatally overdosed, but Kiersten Cerveny’s friend says the real culprit is a mysterious bad girl she calls “Miss X.” Cerveny, 38, was found in the door...

    An HBO honcho and an alleged drug dealer are charged in Kiersten Cerveny’s fatal overdose, but her friend says ‘Miss X’ left her in the clutches of cocaine.

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    Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (35) grabs the ball in front of Golden State Warriors forward Harrison Barnes (40) during the first quarter in game four of the Western conference finals of the NBA Playoffs at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

    The NBA’s Best Dysfunctional Team Ever?

    The NBA’s Best Dysfunctional Team Ever?

    By Leo Sepkowitz No recent franchise completed its chemistry puzzle more efficiently than the Thunder, back when the team first arrived in Oklahoma. In short: They lost a ton of games in the late ‘00s and nailed the resulting picks. In a three-yea...

    A few months ago, Kevin Durant looked certain to bolt the Thunder, a team full of mismatched pieces who seemingly couldn’t put it all together. Now they’re a win away from the NBA Fi...

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    How the School For Gods Seduced America

    How ‘School for Gods’ Seduced America

    How ‘School for Gods’ Seduced America

    Part 1: The Shady Crew Behind ‘Kris Jenner U’Plus: UPDATE: ‘Kris Jenner U’ Scrubs Its Social Media After Daily Beast ExposéPART 2: What Trump Knew About ‘Kardashian U’In 2002, the co-founder of the European School of Economics, an Italian business...

    An Italian pop star’s for-profit school charged exorbitant sums to help students attain the jet-set life—even as the state authority claimed it was dodging the law.

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    School Covered Up Student-Teacher S&M

    Mom: School Tried to Hide S&M Abuse

    Mom: School Tried to Hide S&M Abuse

    The family of a teenage student at a boarding school in St. Louis, Missouri alleges when it discovered a staff member had allegedly had sex with her more than 40 times—including orgies and sadomasochism—the elite institution tried to tie the girl’...

    Phoebe McVey accuses The Principia School of shutting up her daughter by using the son of the school’s own attorney to represent the girl and get her not to testify.

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    Tech + Health

    Inside the Trump Vitamins 'Scam'

    Inside the Trump Vitamin ‘Scam’

    Inside the Trump Vitamin ‘Scam’

    Call it “Vitamin T.” For several years in the late 2000s and early 2010s, Donald Trump encouraged people to take part in a pseudo-scientific vitamin scheme—all without expressing any concern about how it might potentially endanger people’s health...

    You give the Donald your urine and a stack of money? That’s what he wanted, in exchange for a customized vitamin regimen that a Harvard doctor deems a ‘scam.’

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    Athletes race into the waters of Lake Zurich for the start of the swimming leg of the Ironman Switzerland Triathlon in Zurich July 15, 2012.

    Why Do So Many Ironman Competitors Die?

    Why Do So Many Ironman Competitors Die?

    Thousands of triathletes jumped into a warm Tennessee river on Sunday morning during Ironman 70.3 Chattanooga. One didn’t make it out of the water alive.The Chattanooga Times Free Press reported that the participant had to be pulled out of the wat...

    One hundred nine people have died during amateur triathlons—most of them middle-aged men competing for the first time.

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    Donnie Hedden

    Vets Take on Feds Over Hemp Flags

    Vets Take on Feds Over Hemp Flags

    Grown by veterans on an Appalachian farm, then woven into American flags.

    Eveleth / Futurology: Training of Dogs by Algorithm

    Algorithms Will Train Your Dog

    Algorithms Will Train Your Dog

    Last September, my boyfriend and I adopted a 7-month-old, 45 pound husky mix from an animal shelter here in New York City. But before we even brought our new pup home, we hired a trainer. I grew up with badly behaved dogs—good dogs, but poorly tra...

    I’ve spent countless hours training my dog to be well-adjusted and behaved. Could a robot have done it instead?

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    Athletes race into the waters of Lake Zurich for the start of the swimming leg of the Ironman Switzerland Triathlon in Zurich July 15, 2012.

    Why Do So Many Ironman Competitors Die?

    Why Do So Many Ironman Competitors Die?

    Thousands of triathletes jumped into a warm Tennessee river on Sunday morning during Ironman 70.3 Chattanooga. One didn’t make it out of the water alive.The Chattanooga Times Free Press reported that the participant had to be pulled out of the wat...

    One hundred nine people have died during amateur triathlons—most of them middle-aged men competing for the first time.

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    Zach Anner

    Zach Anner Is an Unlikely Fitness Hero

    Zach Anner Is an Unlikely Fitness Hero

    Zach Anner is a very funny dude. If you’ve never heard of him before, then congratulations for clicking on this article. Anner hosts the Soul Pancake Web series “Top of the Monday,” a weekly news show that brings you the good news from around the ...

    He’s a comedian with cerebral palsy, and he’ll teach you more about health and fitness than any expert or trainer. 


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    Can You Swap LSD for Coffee at Work?

    Can You Swap LSD for Coffee at Work?

    What if there was a psychoactive drug you could take during the workweek to boost your productivity? In low doses, it would help you focus, make you friendlier, and put a slight bounce in your step. The effects would be subtle, often imperceptible...

    The focus of countless trend pieces, LSD ‘microdosing’ has been declared Silicon Valley’s favorite upper.

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    Transgender assaulted in Washington DC

    The Summer of Anti-Trans Violence?

    The Summer of Anti-Trans Violence?

    If anyone faces heightened danger in public restrooms, it’s transgender people. And as lawmakers in North Carolina and elsewhere take aim at their right to relieve themselves, there are troubling signs that this danger could be growing.Most recent...

    Further proving that transgender people are more at risk in public restrooms than others, a trans woman was assaulted for using a grocery store bathroom.

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    Zach Anner

    Zach Anner Is an Unlikely Fitness Hero

    Zach Anner Is an Unlikely Fitness Hero

    Zach Anner is a very funny dude. If you’ve never heard of him before, then congratulations for clicking on this article. Anner hosts the Soul Pancake Web series “Top of the Monday,” a weekly news show that brings you the good news from around the ...

    He’s a comedian with cerebral palsy, and he’ll teach you more about health and fitness than any expert or trainer. 


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    Hadestown

    The Next ‘Hamilton’ Unfolds in Hell

    The Next ‘Hamilton’ Unfolds in Hell

    Halfway through New York Theatre Workshop’s stunning new musical Hadestown, an arrogant and powerful developer who controls a great land sings with his followers about the need to build a wall. “We build the wall to keep us free…the wall keeps out...

    ‘Hadestown’, like ‘Hamilton,’ is starting small off-Broadway—and, featuring a powerful developer who likes to build walls, is building a buzz all its own.

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    NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 05:  Whit Stillman appears to promote the 25th Anniversary of "Metropolitan" during the BUILD Series at AOL Studios in ew York on August 5, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Donna Ward/Getty Images)

    When Whit Stillman Met Jane Austen

    When Whit Stillman Met Jane Austen

    Considering the glut of onscreen adaptations of Jane Austen’s six completed novels—more than 60, only 10 of them worth watching—one is inclined to dread the news that yet another is on its way.Even with Emma Thompson writing the script and Keira K...

    Stillman’s new movie, ‘Love & Friendship,’ transports his softly spoken gladiatorial arena back to 1790s England.

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    Inside John Wayne’s Liquor Cabinet

    Inside John Wayne’s Liquor Cabinet

    On screen, John Wayne was the definition of a straight-shooting, tough guy who didn’t take crap from anybody. Off camera, the Duke (who would have turned 109 this Thursday), no surprise, liked a stiff drink, usually Wild Turkey 101 Bourbon neat.Th...

    As well as Wild Turkey 101 Bourbon neat, America’s most famous cowboy also liked to sip Château Lafite Rothschild and fancy Champagne.

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    The actress Danielle Brooks, a recent Juilliard graduate, in New York, July 3, 2013. Brooks, 23, plays the imprisoned Taystee Jefferson on the new Netflix series ?Orange Is the New Black.? (Chester Higgins Jr./The New York Times) -- PHOTO MOVES IN ADVANCE AND NOT FOR USE ONLINE OR IN PRINT BEFORE JULY 14, 2013.

    Purple Is the New Black

    Purple Is the New Black

    The first show that Danielle Brooks ever saw on Broadway was The Color Purple. She was 15, then a student at a performing arts high school in South Carolina.  It would be a few short years before Brooks, best known for playing sassy solar flare of...

    For Danielle Brooks, best known as Taystee from ‘Orange Is the New Black,’ her debut Broadway role in ‘The Color Purple’ was a dream worth not sleeping for.

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    NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 05:  Whit Stillman appears to promote the 25th Anniversary of "Metropolitan" during the BUILD Series at AOL Studios in ew York on August 5, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Donna Ward/Getty Images)

    When Whit Stillman Met Jane Austen

    When Whit Stillman Met Jane Austen

    Considering the glut of onscreen adaptations of Jane Austen’s six completed novels—more than 60, only 10 of them worth watching—one is inclined to dread the news that yet another is on its way.Even with Emma Thompson writing the script and Keira K...

    Stillman’s new movie, ‘Love & Friendship,’ transports his softly spoken gladiatorial arena back to 1790s England.

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    Prince Andrew's Scandalous House Sale

    Prince Andrew and the Kazakh Oligarch

    Prince Andrew and the Kazakh Oligarch

    “There has always been a funny smell about the 2007 sale of Sunninghill Park, the house near Windsor Castle that was given by the Queen as a wedding present to Prince Andrew.”It’s not often that you can accuse the British newspaper the Mail on Sun...

    Prince Andrew sold his home for £3m above its £12m asking price to a Kazakh billionaire. Andrew represented British business in Kazakhstan at the time of the sale, but denies any cha...

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    Kim Kardashian West arrives for the Gala to celebrate the Vogue 100 Festival Kensington Gardens on May 23, 2016 in London, England.

    Kim’s Revealing Vogue 100 Gown

    Kim’s Revealing Vogue 100 Gown

    Kim Kardashian doesn’t do dressed down British modesty, but there were still gasps of astonishment at the revealing Roberto Cavalli sheer lace gown she wore in London last night for British Vogue’s 100th anniversary celebrations.She told fans outs...

    Not known for her love of understatement, Kardashian didn’t disappoint for her appearance at the magazine’s party in London last night.

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    Sophia Hewson

    This Artist Filmed Her Own Fake Rape

    This Artist Filmed Her Own Fake Rape

    Sophia Hewson, an Australian-based contemporary artist, has made headlines with a video of what she’s calling a “rape representation.”On view at Melbourne’s Mars Gallery and titled are you ok bob?, the three-minute piece shows the artist staring b...

    Sophia Hewson says the most challenging part of her ‘rape representation’ video is ‘seeing her look back out at us from the experience.’

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    Prince Andrew's Scandalous House Sale

    Prince Andrew and the Kazakh Oligarch

    Prince Andrew and the Kazakh Oligarch

    “There has always been a funny smell about the 2007 sale of Sunninghill Park, the house near Windsor Castle that was given by the Queen as a wedding present to Prince Andrew.”It’s not often that you can accuse the British newspaper the Mail on Sun...

    Prince Andrew sold his home for £3m above its £12m asking price to a Kazakh billionaire. Andrew represented British business in Kazakhstan at the time of the sale, but denies any cha...

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    • Screenshot of CNN clip in which John Avlon discusses President Obama's visit to Hiroshima and his legacy in general.

      John Avlon on Obama's Legacy

      Daily Beast editor-in-chief John Avlon talks on CNN about Obama's Hiroshima visit and his legacy as president.

    • TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY DAPHNE ROUSSEAU - A cook prepares vegan tacos on October 13, 2014 during the "Vegan Fest" fair in the Israeli city of Ramat Gan near Tel Aviv. Israelis are flocking to veganism, to the point where even the army now has options for vegan soldiers and a specialised food fair in Tel Aviv attracted 15,000 people in a day. Like vegetarians, vegans do not eat meat but they also eschew all animal products -- including milk, eggs and honey -- with some refusing to wear leather or use cosmetics tested on animals.    AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ        (Photo credit should read JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

      $3K Meth-Filled Burrito Seized at Border

      A woman at the U.S. border tried to smuggle in over a pound of meth hidden in a burrito.

    Screenshot of John Avlon on History Channel's "Join or Die" with Craig Ferguson, discussing history's most defiant moments-- Avlon chose China's "Tank Man" from the 1989 Tiananmen Square incident.

    John Avlon on China’s ‘Tank Man’

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