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    Yes, Bernie Polls Better Against Trump

    Yes, Bernie Polls Better Against Trump

    By Louis Jacobson and Linda QiuPoliticians turned out on the Sunday shows to declare—or stay silent—about their allegiances in the upcoming presidential race.On Meet the Press, former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger declined to endorse t...

    Sanders was on ‘Meet the Press’ again Sunday touting his polling advantage against Trump. He’s right, but there’s a key reason Hillary does worse in head-to-head matchups.

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    Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks at a campaign rally in Salem, Oregon, U.S., May 10, 2016. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart  - RTX2DQLF

    Can Bernie Sanders Overhaul His Party?

    Can Bernie Sanders Overhaul His Party?

    One year ago, Bernie Sanders stood in the sun on the shore of Lake Champlain and opened his presidential campaign with a promise “to build a movement of millions of Americans.” Critics scoffed, dismissing his supporters as callow youngsters destin...

    He’s being asked to make nice and throw his support to Hillary, but this is not how great political movements get started, and a movement is exactly what Sanders is leading now.

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    NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 05:  Donald Trump settles into his new ride as the 2011 Indianapolis 500 Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertible Pace Car driver for the 100th Anniversary of the Indianapolis 500 with Jeff Belskus, CEO, Indianapolis Motor Speedway (L) at Trump Tower on April 5, 2011 in New York City. Trump will lead 33 IZOD IndyCar Series drivers to the start of the Indy 500 on May 29, 2011.  (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images  for Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

    When the Indy 500 Told Trump to Get Lost

    When the Indy 500 Told Trump to Get Lost

    With this Sunday’s running of the Indianapolis 500 comes the memory of when Donald Trump was chosen to be the famed event’s pace car driver.The April 5, 2011 announcement that the honor had been bestowed on The Donald initially roused little more ...

    While the Donald claims he is a straight talker, he once had to rush to save face when his toxic views made him unwanted.

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    Politifact May 29, 2016

    Yes, Bernie Polls Better Against Trump

    Yes, Bernie Polls Better Against Trump

    By Louis Jacobson and Linda QiuPoliticians turned out on the Sunday shows to declare—or stay silent—about their allegiances in the upcoming presidential race.On Meet the Press, former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger declined to endorse t...

    Sanders was on ‘Meet the Press’ again Sunday touting his polling advantage against Trump. He’s right, but there’s a key reason Hillary does worse in head-to-head matchups.

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    People march with an inflatable effigy of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump near American and Mexican flags during an immigrant rights May Day rally in Los Angeles, California, U.S., May 1, 2016. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson - RTX2CD44

    What Trump Doesn’t Get About Immigrants

    What Trump Doesn’t Get About Immigrants

    Felix Diaz was born 13 years before Donald Trump and millions of dollars and thousands of miles away, but in his story is the reason Trump will never be president of the United States.Felix Diaz grew up on the wrong side of the Union Pacific railr...

    The teacher thought Feliz Diaz, like those other immigrants from the wrong side of the tracks, was weak and afraid. Someone learned a lesson that day.

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    Inside the ‘Voters for Hillary’ Stock Market Scam

    Inside the ‘Voters for Hillary’ Scam

    Inside the ‘Voters for Hillary’ Scam

    By Robert Faturechi and Derek WillisA little more than a year ago, Hillary Clinton’s imminent entry into the race for the Democratic presidential nomination was setting off political and financial ripples around the country. One of the most unlike...

    One company’s stock soared, based on the news that ‘Voters for Hillary’ would hire it. Except the group never spent a dime on Clinton. Was the whole thing a penny-stock swindle?

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    Roots 2016

    New Times Demand a New ‘Roots’

    New Times Demand a New ‘Roots’

    This Memorial Day, the History channel will debut a new four-part, eight-hour version of Roots, the groundbreaking and massively popular "event that made television history" in 1977 by pulling the largest audience up to that point in sma...

    The original ‘Roots’ was epochal. If the reboot wants to be, it needs to be situated in the (mostly) better realities of 2016.

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25:  Director Duncan Jones attends a special screening of "Warcraft: The Beginning" at BFI IMAX on May 25, 2016 in London, England.  (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)

    Bowie Saw ‘Warcraft’ Before He Died

    Bowie Saw ‘Warcraft’ Before He Died

    For director Duncan Jones (Moon, Source Code), the three and a half years he spent helming a massively anticipated $160 million CG/live-action adaptation of Warcraft filled with bloodthirsty Orcs, wizards, and warriors were marked by his own major...

    The ‘Moon’ director opens up about his big-budget blockbuster adaptation of the Blizzard gaming franchise, in theaters June 10th.

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    Bernie: Trump a ‘Danger’ To The World

    Bernie: Trump a ‘Danger’ To The World

    Just as the hashtag #ChickenTrump trended on Twitter on Friday evening thanks to power Bernie backers like Sarah Silverman, Vermont senator Bernie Sanders took to Real Time with Bill Maher with fighting words for the GOP frontrunner who this week ...

    The Democratic candidate for president took to HBO to express his true feelings about #ChickenTrump.

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    Ashlynn Yennie, star of Showtime's 'Submission.

    My Empowerment Through ‘Submission’

    My Empowerment Through ‘Submission’

    To submit or not to submit? That was the question I asked myself before going in to read for the lead role of Ashley in Showtime’s new late-night series, Submission. I did my homework before meeting writer and director Jacky St. James, and was rea...

    The star of the new BDSM-themed Showtime series ‘Submission’ on her unique—and kinky—journey of self-discovery.

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25:  Director Duncan Jones attends a special screening of "Warcraft: The Beginning" at BFI IMAX on May 25, 2016 in London, England.  (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)

    Bowie Saw ‘Warcraft’ Before He Died

    Bowie Saw ‘Warcraft’ Before He Died

    For director Duncan Jones (Moon, Source Code), the three and a half years he spent helming a massively anticipated $160 million CG/live-action adaptation of Warcraft filled with bloodthirsty Orcs, wizards, and warriors were marked by his own major...

    The ‘Moon’ director opens up about his big-budget blockbuster adaptation of the Blizzard gaming franchise, in theaters June 10th.

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    F08M7D Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga perform at the Wellchild concert watched by Prince Harry  Featuring: Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett Where: London, United Kingdom When: 08 Jun 2015

    Is Pop the Future of Jazz?

    Is Pop the Future of Jazz?

    I’ve been hearing jazz in the most unlikely places lately.I didn’t expect to encounter a trumpeter playing New Orleans style jazz on the new Beyoncé album Lemonade. But that’s exactly what I found on the “Daddy Lessons” track. This jazz intrusion ...

    The music is hot again, but it’s happening outside of the traditional jazz economy and some jazz musicians are scornful when they should be jumping for joy.

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    Porn actresses line-up at the opening of the "Venus" erotic fair in Berlin October 17, 2013. The event, which represents the erotic business in the German capital, is open till October 20, 2013.    REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch (GERMANY - Tags: SOCIETY ENTERTAINMENT) - RTX14ER4

    Porn’s Union President: 21+ Only!

    Porn’s Union President: 21+ Only!

    Porn is officially unionized. The filings are in, the ink is dry, and they have been approved by the U.S. Department of Labor. No previous adult union or coalition has managed to make themselves legally official, so the International Entertainment...

    The International Entertainment Adult Union is porn’s first union, and its newly-elected president wishes to make some dramatic changes to the industry.

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    Actress Amber Heard leaves Los Angeles Superior Court court on Friday, May 27, 2016, after giving a sworn declaration that her husband Johnny Depp threw her cellphone at her during a fight Saturday, striking her cheek and eye. The judge ordered Depp to stay away from his estranged wife and ruled that Depp shouldn't try to contact Heard until a hearing is conducted on June 17. Heard filed for divorce on Monday. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)

    Heard: Johnny Made Me Fear for My Life

    Heard: Johnny Made Me Fear for My Life

    “During the entirety of our relationship,” Amber Heard declared in court papers pleading for protection from the biggest movie star on the planet, “Johnny has been verbally and physically abusive to me.”A judge temporarily granted Heard’s request ...

    Inside the horrifying claims made by the actress Amber Heard against her superstar ex-husband Johnny Depp, including several detailed incidents of alleged domestic abuse.

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    F08M7D Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga perform at the Wellchild concert watched by Prince Harry  Featuring: Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett Where: London, United Kingdom When: 08 Jun 2015

    Is Pop the Future of Jazz?

    Is Pop the Future of Jazz?

    I’ve been hearing jazz in the most unlikely places lately.I didn’t expect to encounter a trumpeter playing New Orleans style jazz on the new Beyoncé album Lemonade. But that’s exactly what I found on the “Daddy Lessons” track. This jazz intrusion ...

    The music is hot again, but it’s happening outside of the traditional jazz economy and some jazz musicians are scornful when they should be jumping for joy.

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    World News

    U.S. Marines conduct special purpose insertion and extraction exercises using a CH-53 Super Stallion helicopter from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 162 in Djibouti March 24, 2010. The Marines, who are from 2nd Reconnaissance Platoon, Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, performed a series of sustainment and joint exercises alongside the French and Djiboutian military during their visit. The 24th MEU is currently on a seven-month deployment with the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group as the theatre reserve force for U.S. Central Command. (DoD photo by Sgt. Alex C. Sauceda, U.S. Marine Corps/Released)

    How Spec-Ops Is Taking ISIS Out

    How Spec-Ops Is Taking ISIS Out

    TAMPA – A fusion of U.S. special operations forces and local militia are about to bloody the so-called Islamic State, and just possibly drive them out of their de facto capital.But no one expects a decisive victory against ISIS. The commanders of ...

    America’s elite hunter-killer forces say the White House is finally unleashing them against ISIS. But some of their foreign partners worry it’s just modern ‘imperialism.’

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    G155FN Atomic explosion after the detonation of the world's first atomic bomb. This bomb, code-named Trinity, was part of the Manhattan Project, set up by the US government during the Second World War. It was detonated at Alamogordo, New Mexico, on 16 July 1945.

    Soviet Spy Who Asked for a U.S. Pension

    Soviet Spy Who Asked for a U.S. Pension

    This is how the most dramatic scene of The First Circle, the most famous novel of Alexander Solzhenitsyn, begins:“One of the wooden booths outside the station was empty but seemed to have a broken window. Innokenty walked on, into the station. Her...

    George Koval infiltrated the Manhattan Project and helped Stalin build the bomb. Then he asked Uncle Sam for his Social Security check.

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    Denis Faul, priest who fought terrorists and Irish thugs,

    The Priest Who Took on the Torturers

    The Priest Who Took on the Torturers

    I could pick out several teachers at my grammar school, St Patrick’s Academy in Dungannon, who enlivened their subjects with wit and intelligence and who inspired me to pursue a career in writing, but the teacher who looms largest in my memory is ...

    Rumors always swirled around Father Faul and his secret book about 12 Catholic men tortured by the British army.

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    U.S. President Barack Obama lays wreaths at the cenotaph at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, western Japan, Friday, May 27, 2016. Obama on Friday became the first sitting U.S. president to visit the site of the world's first atomic bomb attack, bringing global attention both to survivors and to his unfulfilled vision of a world without nuclear weapons.

    Obama Wins Respect in Hiroshima

    Obama Wins Respect in Hiroshima

    HIROSHIMA, Japan — Almost 71 years after the United States dropped the atomic bomb here, killing more than 140,000 people, Barack Obama became the first sitting U.S. president to visit the city, and express his condolences to the people of Hiroshi...

    After more than half a century of resentment, President Obama’s sincere tribute to the bombings’ fallen has begun to heal the deep bitterness between two nations.

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    G155FN Atomic explosion after the detonation of the world's first atomic bomb. This bomb, code-named Trinity, was part of the Manhattan Project, set up by the US government during the Second World War. It was detonated at Alamogordo, New Mexico, on 16 July 1945.

    Soviet Spy Who Asked for a U.S. Pension

    Soviet Spy Who Asked for a U.S. Pension

    This is how the most dramatic scene of The First Circle, the most famous novel of Alexander Solzhenitsyn, begins:“One of the wooden booths outside the station was empty but seemed to have a broken window. Innokenty walked on, into the station. Her...

    George Koval infiltrated the Manhattan Project and helped Stalin build the bomb. Then he asked Uncle Sam for his Social Security check.

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    U.S. Representative Devin Nunes (R-CA) talks to reporters as he walks from the offices of House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) (not pictured) at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, October 15, 2013. Republicans in the House of Representatives failed to reach internal consensus on Tuesday on how to break an impasse on the federal budget that could soon result in an economically damaging default on the country's debt. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS MEDIA) - RTX14CX8,UNITED STATES - DECEMBER 11: Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., participates in the news conference with the Republican members of the California congressional delegation to discuss California water legislation in the Capitol on Friday, Dec. 11, 2015. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call),Green island in the Atlantic Ocean, Sao Miguel, Azores, Portugal; Shutterstock ID 399986443

    Top Congressman Rips ‘Criminal’ Pentagon

    Top Congressman Rips ‘Criminal’ Pentagon

    Rep. Devin Nunes, the powerful chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, has accused the Defense Department of misleading members of Congress about the cost of building a new military intelligence center at a base on a set of idyllic islands i...

    An obscure decision over a military base has turned into a D.C. knife fight, with a leading lawmaker accusing the Pentagon of trying to stab him in the back.

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    Men in uniform identified by Syrian Democratic forces as US special operations forces ride in the back of a pickup truck in the village of Fatisah in the northern Syrian province of Raqa on May 25, 2016. 
US-backed Syrian fighters and Iraqi forces pressed twin assaults against the Islamic State group, in two of the most important ground offensives yet against the jihadists. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), formed in October 2015, announced on May 24 its push for IS territory north of Raqa city, which is around 90 kilometres (55 miles) south of the Syrian-Turkish border and home to an estimated 300,000 people. The SDF is dominated by the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) -- largely considered the most effective independent anti-IS force on the ground in Syria -- but it also includes Arab Muslim and Christian fighters.

    U.S. Troops 18 Miles From ISIS Capital

    U.S. Troops 18 Miles From ISIS Capital

    FATISAH, Syria — Ever since U.S. President Barack Obama decided to send 250 more Special Forces to the Syrian battlefield against the so-called Islamic State, they’ve been easy to spot on the front lines in Hasakah, Tisreen Dam, and near Raqqa, th...

    U.S. Special Forces soldiers have been seen and photographed on the front lines in Syria wearing the patches of Kurdish fighters.

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    The Air Force Is Running Out of Jets

    The Air Force Is Running Out of Jets

    The Air Force Is Running Out of Jets

    The U.S. Air Force is running out of fighter jets. And that’s its own damned fault. Even as its squadrons dwindle, the flying branch remains committed to exclusively buying overly-complex, enormously expensive F-35 stealth fighters that it simply ...

    Congress is insisting that the U.S. military field more dogfighters than its Russian and Chinese rivals. All signs point to the Air Force missing that goal.

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    U.S. Representative Devin Nunes (R-CA) talks to reporters as he walks from the offices of House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) (not pictured) at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, October 15, 2013. Republicans in the House of Representatives failed to reach internal consensus on Tuesday on how to break an impasse on the federal budget that could soon result in an economically damaging default on the country's debt. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS MEDIA) - RTX14CX8,UNITED STATES - DECEMBER 11: Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., participates in the news conference with the Republican members of the California congressional delegation to discuss California water legislation in the Capitol on Friday, Dec. 11, 2015. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call),Green island in the Atlantic Ocean, Sao Miguel, Azores, Portugal; Shutterstock ID 399986443

    Top Congressman Rips ‘Criminal’ Pentagon

    Top Congressman Rips ‘Criminal’ Pentagon

    Rep. Devin Nunes, the powerful chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, has accused the Defense Department of misleading members of Congress about the cost of building a new military intelligence center at a base on a set of idyllic islands i...

    An obscure decision over a military base has turned into a D.C. knife fight, with a leading lawmaker accusing the Pentagon of trying to stab him in the back.

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    U.S. News

    Roots 2016

    New Times Demand a New ‘Roots’

    New Times Demand a New ‘Roots’

    This Memorial Day, the History channel will debut a new four-part, eight-hour version of Roots, the groundbreaking and massively popular "event that made television history" in 1977 by pulling the largest audience up to that point in sma...

    The original ‘Roots’ was epochal. If the reboot wants to be, it needs to be situated in the (mostly) better realities of 2016.

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     Harriet Tubman Memorial in Harlem, New York, United States of America

    Nervous Excitement for Tubman Descendant

    Nervous Excitement for Tubman Descendant

    Long before Harriet Tubman earned a spot on the $20 bill, Louise Davis was working to remind America of her third-cousin’s legacy.Davis’s great-grandfather was Tubman’s uncle and no doubt learned of her exploits 150 years ago when she slipped bond...

    The freedom fighter wasn’t really taught in Louise Davis’s classes, but she knew her ancestor’s brave exploits—and now the whole nation will.

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    USS Reuben shot by German torpedoes

    The Secret War Before Pearl Harbor

    The Secret War Before Pearl Harbor

    In 1941: Fighting the Shadow War: A Divided America in a World at War, historian Marc Wortman depicts how President Franklin Roosevelt led America into war long before Pearl Harbor while the nation remained deeply divided over its role in World Wa...

    FDR ordered American military forces to ‘shoot on sight’ months before Pearl Harbor, just as Charles Lindbergh, the original America Firster, was about to address an anti-war rally.

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    Roots 2016

    New Times Demand a New ‘Roots’

    New Times Demand a New ‘Roots’

    This Memorial Day, the History channel will debut a new four-part, eight-hour version of Roots, the groundbreaking and massively popular "event that made television history" in 1977 by pulling the largest audience up to that point in sma...

    The original ‘Roots’ was epochal. If the reboot wants to be, it needs to be situated in the (mostly) better realities of 2016.

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    EC7WFR The Ten Commandments. Image shot 1956. Exact date unknown.

    The Biblical Laws Bleeding Your Schools

    The Biblical Laws Bleeding Your Schools

    A social organization that believes the Ten Commandments can cure juvenile delinquency has donated more than 150 granite slabs featuring the religious rules. The result: taxpayer funded legal battles over whether the donated monuments can sit on p...

    Fanatical does not even begin to describe the zeal with which the Fraternal Order of Eagles puts Ten Commandment monuments on public property—and taxpayers are on the hook.

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    U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Kayla Bowers, a 74th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron A-10 Thunderbolt II pilot, looks out of the cockpit of her aircraft during the 74th EFS’s deployment in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve at Graf Ignatievo, Bulgaria, March 18, 2016. Operation Atlantic Resolve is a demonstration of the U.S.’s continued commitment to the collective security of NATO and dedication to the enduring peace and stability of Europe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden/Released),Lance Cpl. Pablo Perez, a rifleman with Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, provides security during Counter Improvised Explosive Device (CIED) training at Camp Leatherneck, Helmand province, Afghanistan, April 3, 2013. The training, taught by 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion instructors, covered CIED tactics and techniques in a Military Operations in Urban Terrain environment. 

(U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Tammy K. Hineline)

    Special Ops Rule in War on Terror

    Special Ops Rule in War on Terror

    On May 8, the Pentagon announced that Abu Wahib was killed by a coalition airstrike in Rutba, Anbar Province, Iraq—the latest of several top-level ISIS officials to meet his end over the past two months, as the Obama administration has steadily ra...

    Never before has a war so big been fought by so few: a global conflict waged by a relative handful of elite US troops, even while the scale of the fighting is incredible.

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    Tech + Health

     Gwyneth: More Vagina Massages / SEO: Gwyneth and Goop's Latest Craze is Vagina Massages

    The Goop Crowd’s Favorite Massage

    The Goop Crowd’s Favorite Massage

    Why pay someone $300 to touch your vagina when you can touch it yourself? That’s the question that San Francisco Bay Area OB/GYN and writer Dr. Jennifer Gunter would ask anyone who is thinking about dropping a few Benjamins on a tantric “yoni mass...

    You do not need a vagina massage. We repeat: you do not need a vagina massage.

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    Violence against transgender people in the restroom

    Hospitals Can Be Horrors If You’re Trans

    Hospitals Can Be Horrors If You’re Trans

    Alesha, a 23-year-old Pakistani transgender activist, survived multiple gunshots. She even made it to the hospital, albeit in critical condition. But in the end, it wasn’t her shooter that sealed her fate—it was a transphobic medical staff.Her sto...

    A Pakistani trans woman died after medical staff couldn’t decide which ward to put her in. It happens in U.S. hospitals, too.

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    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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    Chili Pepper Tampon "Prank"

    When YouTube Pranks Are Just Misogyny

    When YouTube Pranks Are Just Misogyny

    Few would disagree that if a man pinches women’s asses in public, he is guilty of sexual harassment.You’d also be hard-pressed to find someone who would condone rubbing a chili pepper on a woman’s tampon before she inserts it. And if a man were to...

    A British social media user’s video of his girlfriend’s pain after she unwittingly used a tampon he had secretly coated with chili pepper is just the latest to play abuse for laughs.

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    Violence against transgender people in the restroom

    Hospitals Can Be Horrors If You’re Trans

    Hospitals Can Be Horrors If You’re Trans

    Alesha, a 23-year-old Pakistani transgender activist, survived multiple gunshots. She even made it to the hospital, albeit in critical condition. But in the end, it wasn’t her shooter that sealed her fate—it was a transphobic medical staff.Her sto...

    A Pakistani trans woman died after medical staff couldn’t decide which ward to put her in. It happens in U.S. hospitals, too.

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    Arowana

    Protecting Endangered Species to Death

    Protecting Endangered Species to Death

    One January evening as the tepid winter heat was beginning to subside across Singapore, a stranger walked into the Lam Hong Aquarium Shop. The owner, a bespectacled woman named Tay Chai Eng, knew most of her patrons, but she had never seen this ma...

    The arowana, or dragon fish, is the world’s costliest aquarium fish, its value based on rarity. Protecting the fish drives that value—and the arowana’s endangerment—even higher.

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    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.

    Arowana

    Protecting Endangered Species to Death

    Protecting Endangered Species to Death

    One January evening as the tepid winter heat was beginning to subside across Singapore, a stranger walked into the Lam Hong Aquarium Shop. The owner, a bespectacled woman named Tay Chai Eng, knew most of her patrons, but she had never seen this ma...

    The arowana, or dragon fish, is the world’s costliest aquarium fish, its value based on rarity. Protecting the fish drives that value—and the arowana’s endangerment—even higher.

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     Harry Crews

    Harry Crews Was Grit Lit’s Wildest Card

    Harry Crews Was Grit Lit’s Wildest Card

    When I asked John Ed Bradley about the late Harry Crews recently, he told me he first read Crews in Esquire in the late 70s where he wrote features and had a column called “Grits.” Then, Bradley said, he read the novels—southern gothic gone gonzo....

    He wrote novels about sideshow freaks, gospel singers, and midgets. In one of his novels, a man eats a whole car. But like only the best writers, he could find beauty in the oddest p...

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    JOATINGA BEACH,
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL

    Bird's Eye View of World's Best Beaches

    Bird's Eye View of World's Best Beaches

    Photographer Gray Malin takes aerial shots of beaches across the globe.

    Photographer Gray Malin takes aerial shots of beaches across the globe.

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    D4X42D Construction on Lower Manhattan's West Side, Just North of the World Trade Center (Tall Building in Background) 05/1973

    This Was New York’s Abandoned Highway

    This Was New York’s Abandoned Highway

    Traipsing along the Hudson River on Manhattan’s West Side today, enjoying green spaces, stunning vistas, and happy people, it’s easy to forget that this area recently was a dump-- symbolizing urban decay and governmental dysfunction.After ships be...

    The idea was to transform four miles of the West Side into one hundred acres of urban parkland that would embrace houses, shops, and offices—with a six-lane highway underneath. But W...

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    Beyonce wearing a Kale sweatshirt in her music video, popularity of kale

    I’m Sorry for Helping Make Kale Cool

    I’m Sorry for Helping Make Kale Cool

    Color it green, black, brown, blue, purple, white, or red.Call it braunkohl, cavolo nero or riccio, chou frisé, borecole, colewort, yuyi ganlan or brassica oleracea acephala.In any color and by any name, I know and hate kale when I see it—and thes...

    The leafy green is tough, bitter, and completely unsuited for salads, brownies, pizza, and most else. It’s the triumph of cool over taste.

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    JOATINGA BEACH,
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL

    Bird's Eye View of World's Best Beaches

    Bird's Eye View of World's Best Beaches

    Photographer Gray Malin takes aerial shots of beaches across the globe.

    Photographer Gray Malin takes aerial shots of beaches across the globe.

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    Detroit model at Venice Biennale

    How To Save Detroit—In Venice

    How To Save Detroit—In Venice

    Venice, ItalyFor his 2014 publication, Abandoned America: An Autopsy of The American Dream, Matthew Christopher photographed disused buildings, as well as those in disrepair, across the United States, from schools to factories and gas stations, do...

    At the 2016 Biennale, the US Pavilion is given over to architects’ plans to rebuild and rejuvenate Detroit—including the construction of a ‘void.’

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    WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 18:  The Queen - Not Amused! -  At The Royal Windsor Horse Show In Her 'back Garden' At Windsor Castle.  (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)

    These Weird Royal Traditions Won’t Die

    These Weird Royal Traditions Won’t Die

    In a few weeks time, London will be brought to a standstill as one of the most dramatic and colorful of royal ceremonies takes place: the Trooping of The Color, which sees the Queen process from Buckingham Palace down the Mall, to the accompanimen...

    Two birthdays, a full time piper, and valets to iron your shoelaces? The British royal family is determined to maintain an extensive roster of arcane traditions.

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    Montauk art place

    The Hamptons’ Hot New Art Hangout

    The Hamptons’ Hot New Art Hangout

    The Hamptons have always attracted artists. Indeed, there were artists out there way before the bankers, the brokers, and the hedgies, and the locals took to them, seeing them as hapless strivers. Some years back I was leafing through The Hamptons...

    With art-works featuring Jean-Michel Basquiat, a John Belushi, Mick Jagger, Andy Warhol, and William Burroughs, Stratis Morfogen has transplanted his fashionable venue to the beach.

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    Detroit model at Venice Biennale

    How To Save Detroit—In Venice

    How To Save Detroit—In Venice

    Venice, ItalyFor his 2014 publication, Abandoned America: An Autopsy of The American Dream, Matthew Christopher photographed disused buildings, as well as those in disrepair, across the United States, from schools to factories and gas stations, do...

    At the 2016 Biennale, the US Pavilion is given over to architects’ plans to rebuild and rejuvenate Detroit—including the construction of a ‘void.’

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    • 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’

      Daily Beast editor-in-chief John Avlon puts in his vote for the most defiant moment of the last 75 years on Craig Ferguson’s ‘Join or Die.’

    • 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.

    ‘We are a nation of immigrants,’ Spielberg told Harvard’s graduates, ‘at least for now.’

    Steven Spielberg’s Sideswipe at Trump?

    Steven Spielberg’s Sideswipe at Trump?

    ‘We are a nation of immigrants,’ Spielberg told Harvard’s graduates, ‘at least for now.’

    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

    $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.

    US President Barack Obama speaks on economy at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College in Los Angeles, California, on July 24, 2014. The US economy has continued to shake off its winter sluggishness with all regions of the country seeing expansion, the Federal Reserve said in a report. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad        (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

    Watch: Obama Beatboxes in Vietnam

    Watch: Obama Beatboxes in Vietnam

    Obama asked a Vietnamese rapper to show her skills, and even offered to set the beat.

    Indian Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra attends the GQ India Men of the Year Awards 2014 ceremony in Mumbai on September 28, 2014. AFP PHOTO/STR        (Photo credit should read STRDEL/AFP/Getty Images)

    Two Actresses Who Could Totally Play 007

    Two Actresses Who Could Totally Play 007

    Priyanka Chopra and Gillian Anderson are fan favorites to be the first female James Bond.

    • US President Barack Obama speaks on economy at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College in Los Angeles, California, on July 24, 2014. The US economy has continued to shake off its winter sluggishness with all regions of the country seeing expansion, the Federal Reserve said in a report. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad        (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

      Watch: Obama Beatboxes in Vietnam

      Obama asked a Vietnamese rapper to show her skills, and even offered to set the beat.

    • Indian Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra attends the GQ India Men of the Year Awards 2014 ceremony in Mumbai on September 28, 2014. AFP PHOTO/STR        (Photo credit should read STRDEL/AFP/Getty Images)

      Two Actresses Who Could Totally Play 007

      Priyanka Chopra and Gillian Anderson are fan favorites to be the first female James Bond.

    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

    $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 Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews publicly apologizing in Australian Parliament for Australia's pre-1980 anti-gay laws, on 5/24/16.

    Watch: Aussie Pol Condemns Anti-Gay Laws

    Watch: Aussie Pol Condemns Anti-Gay Laws

    ‘We are so sorry—humbly, deeply sorry,’ Victoria’s premier told LGBT Australians.

    Screenshot of YouTube video of Candace Payne, aka Chewbacca Mom, driving James Corden and J.J. Abrams  on the Late Late Show with James Corden.

    Watch: Chewbacca Mom Drives James Corden

    Watch: Chewbacca Mom Drives James Corden

    James Corden and J.J. Abrams got in the car with Chewbacca Mom. Hilarity ensued.

    An undated era street collection mail box from the US  is seen in a display at the US National Postal Museum September 27, 2013, in Washington, DC. The popular museum is located opposite Union Station in Washington, DC, USA, and was established through joint agreement between the United States Postal Service and the Smithsonian Institution and opened in 1993.  AFP PHOTO/Paul J. Richards        (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

    New Clue in 1977 Missing Person’s Case?

    New Clue in 1977 Missing Person’s Case?

    His parents had given up on knowing where he went 39 years ago. Then they got a letter.

    • Screenshot of YouTube video of Candace Payne, aka Chewbacca Mom, driving James Corden and J.J. Abrams  on the Late Late Show with James Corden.

      Watch: Chewbacca Mom Drives James Corden

      James Corden and J.J. Abrams got in the car with Chewbacca Mom. Hilarity ensued.

    • An undated era street collection mail box from the US  is seen in a display at the US National Postal Museum September 27, 2013, in Washington, DC. The popular museum is located opposite Union Station in Washington, DC, USA, and was established through joint agreement between the United States Postal Service and the Smithsonian Institution and opened in 1993.  AFP PHOTO/Paul J. Richards        (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

      New Clue in 1977 Missing Person’s Case?

      His parents had given up on knowing where he went 39 years ago. Then they got a letter.

    Screenshot of Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews publicly apologizing in Australian Parliament for Australia's pre-1980 anti-gay laws, on 5/24/16.

    Watch: Aussie Pol Condemns Anti-Gay Laws

    Watch: Aussie Pol Condemns Anti-Gay Laws

    ‘We are so sorry—humbly, deeply sorry,’ Victoria’s premier told LGBT Australians.