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    James Mattis SecDef

    Trump Picks Mattis as Defense Chief

    Trump Picks Mattis as Defense Chief

    Donald Trump is going to be sending a ‘Mad Dog’ to run the Pentagon.President-elect Donald Trump announced Thursday night that retired Marine General James Mattis would be his Secretary of Defense, making him only the second general to lead the de...

    The respected retired four-star general would need a special waiver from Congress to assume the post, and would be only the second general in U.S. history to lead the department.

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    TRUMP CARRIER

    We’re Stuck With Crazy Candidate Trump

    We’re Stuck With Crazy Candidate Trump

    Donald Trump won the presidency, but judging by his Thursday appearance to announce a deal with Carrier, the heating and air conditioning company, nobody bothered to tell him.The event, which was closed to the public, was conceived as a “mission a...

    What was supposed to be a jobs speech turned into another torrent of self-congratulations, diversions, and shtick.

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    Ben Carson introduces Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump during a campaign rally in Manchester, New Hampshire, U.S., August 25, 2016.   REUTERS/Carlo Allegri - RTX2N3DN

    Ben Carson Still Doesn’t Have a Job

    Ben Carson Still Doesn’t Have a Job

    Donald Trump may have saved 1,000 jobs in Indiana, but Ben Carson is still unemployed.It has been over a week since the retired neurosurgeon teased an imminent announcement about a potential cabinet appointment in Trump’s administration on his Fac...

    It’s been over a week since Carson signaled that he was accepting a position in the Trump administration. What gives?

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    James Mattis SecDef

    Trump Picks Mattis as Defense Chief

    Trump Picks Mattis as Defense Chief

    Donald Trump is going to be sending a ‘Mad Dog’ to run the Pentagon.President-elect Donald Trump announced Thursday night that retired Marine General James Mattis would be his Secretary of Defense, making him only the second general to lead the de...

    The respected retired four-star general would need a special waiver from Congress to assume the post, and would be only the second general in U.S. history to lead the department.

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    everyone who died in Sheriff Clark's Milwaukee jail

    Why Is My Sister Dead, Sheriff Clarke?

    Why Is My Sister Dead, Sheriff Clarke?

    MILWAUKEE—On July 18, Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Jr. strode onto the stage of the Republican National Convention. In a fiery speech, he called Black Lives Matter protests “anarchy,” praised Donald Trump’s “belief in our American system ...

    The Milwaukee County sheriff might become homeland security secretary. But relatives of three inmates and a baby can’t get answers for why they died in his jail.

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    Hey, Good White Trump Backers: Step Up!

    Hey, Good White Trump Backers: Step Up!

    Dear Good White Donald Trump Supporters:I get it. Finally you are: “Free at last! Free at Last! Thank God almighty [you] are free at last!” Apparently it’s been a rough eight years for you being oppressed by that black president. But the days of k...

    In which our Muslim columnist advises the white Trump voters who aren’t bigots: Denounce the bigotry, or it will ultimately taint you.

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    Entertainment

    The Painful Death of Death By Audio

    The Painful Death of Death By Audio

    People come and go. Bars, restaurants, bodegas and bagel shops close and change hands. That’s a part of living in New York. Maybe it’s the fertilizer that feeds new generations of immigrants. My friends skew more towards artists and musicians, and...

    Matthew Conboy’s new doc ‘Goodnight Brooklyn—The Story of Death By Audio’ chronicles the painful death of his Williamsburg music haven. Here, he writes about its bitter end.

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    J. Cole vs. Kanye Rapper comes out with diss track against Kanye. Is rap turning on him after Trump support?

    Is Hip-Hop Turning on Pro-Trump Kanye?

    Is Hip-Hop Turning on Pro-Trump Kanye?

    The diss track is having a renaissance. Earlier this week, reformed actor Shia LaBeouf debuted the ultimate lo-fi diss track: a modest recording emailed to radio presenter Charlemagne Tha God. Like so many unsolicited email attachments, LaBeouf’s ...

    The North Carolina rapper’s new diss track “False Prophets” takes aim at ‘Ye for his recent fall from grace. It’s a low blow—and hints at the coming divide over Kanye the Firebrand.

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    Conan O'Brien

    Conan’s Next Stop: Trump’s America

    Conan’s Next Stop: Trump’s America

    It began with Cuba. After President Obama opened up relations with the country in 2015, Conan O’Brien decided to take his TBS show there for a special episode, making him the first late-night host to film in Cuba since 1962. In the nearly two year...

    After taking his late-night show around the world, Conan O’Brien is planning a trip to Middle America to find common humanity with Trump voters.

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    Model Kendall Jenner presents a creation from the Ralph Lauren Spring/Summer 2017 collection at New York Fashion Week in Manhattan, New York, U.S., September 14, 2016.  REUTERS/Andrew Kelly - RTSNSVF

    Kendall Jenner Takes Bodyguards to Paris

    Kendall Jenner Takes Bodyguards to Paris

    Few would blame a blinged-up Kardashian sister for avoiding Paris altogether after Kim Kardashian was the victim of a harrowing multimillion-dollar jewel heist in the troubled city in October. Kim was robbed, bound, gagged, and dumped in a marble ...

    Kim Kardashian's little sister engaged some serious private security for her recent trip to Paris. Is this the new normal for visitors to the troubled French capital?

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    J. Cole vs. Kanye Rapper comes out with diss track against Kanye. Is rap turning on him after Trump support?

    Is Hip-Hop Turning on Pro-Trump Kanye?

    Is Hip-Hop Turning on Pro-Trump Kanye?

    The diss track is having a renaissance. Earlier this week, reformed actor Shia LaBeouf debuted the ultimate lo-fi diss track: a modest recording emailed to radio presenter Charlemagne Tha God. Like so many unsolicited email attachments, LaBeouf’s ...

    The North Carolina rapper’s new diss track “False Prophets” takes aim at ‘Ye for his recent fall from grace. It’s a low blow—and hints at the coming divide over Kanye the Firebrand.

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    'The Daily Show' host Trevor Noah unloads on General Flynn, Donald Trump's choice for national security advisor.

    ‘Daily Show’ Slams ‘Racist’ Gen. Flynn

    ‘Daily Show’ Slams ‘Racist’ Gen. Flynn

    It was, by all accounts, a rocky start for Trevor Noah at The Daily Show. The fresh-faced, relatively unknown South African comedian had been given the unenviable task of succeeding one of the great modern-day bullshit-callers in Jon Stewart—a job...

    The man who is about to handle the nation’s intelligence is prone to retweeting conspiracy theories, sharing anti-Semitic messages, and good old-fashioned Islamophobia.

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    Johnny depp

    Johnny Depp’s Disturbing ‘Sauvage’ Ads

    Johnny Depp’s Disturbing ‘Sauvage’ Ads

    Johnny Depp is driving through the desert, single-minded and a little bit unhinged. He recklessly slams the brakes, careening his car into the sands. He gets out and pulls a shovel out of his trunk. This may sound like an explosive TMZ video, but ...

    The hypermasculine ads—tagline: ‘Wild at heart’—are gracing billboards and TV commercials across the world while Depp’s accuser, ex-wife Amber Heard, has released a domestic-violence...

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    Nov 26, 2016; Tuscaloosa, AL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback Jalen Hurts (2) scrambles out of the pocket against the Auburn Tigers during the second quarter at Bryant-Denny Stadium.

    2016 NCAA Conference Championships Live

    2016 NCAA Conference Championships Live

    If you didn’t get enough football Thanksgiving weekend, don’t fret—this weekend’s lineup is back-to-back action for the 2016 NCAA Conference Championships. On Friday, December 2nd, sports fans can catch the Mid-American Conference (MAC) and PAC-12...

    Live stream the 2016 NCAA College Football Conference Championships this weekend and catch the top teams in the Big 12 Conference play on Saturday.

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    'The Daily Show' host Trevor Noah unloads on General Flynn, Donald Trump's choice for national security advisor.

    ‘Daily Show’ Slams ‘Racist’ Gen. Flynn

    ‘Daily Show’ Slams ‘Racist’ Gen. Flynn

    It was, by all accounts, a rocky start for Trevor Noah at The Daily Show. The fresh-faced, relatively unknown South African comedian had been given the unenviable task of succeeding one of the great modern-day bullshit-callers in Jon Stewart—a job...

    The man who is about to handle the nation’s intelligence is prone to retweeting conspiracy theories, sharing anti-Semitic messages, and good old-fashioned Islamophobia.

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    World News

    ISIS GERMANY

    The Porn Star Islamist Spy

    The Porn Star Islamist Spy

    BERLIN — You couldn’t make it up.Two weeks ago, 51-year-old Roque M. was sitting in the grey headquarters of the German domestic intelligence service (the BfV, known in English as the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution) in Colog...

    Enlisted in the expanding counterterror operations of Germany’s BfV in April, he was arrested for plotting his own acts of terror.

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    Trump’s Rep with the Russia’s Gambling Bosses

    Trump’s Rep With Russian Gamblers

    Trump’s Rep With Russian Gamblers

    MOSCOW—The casinos here in the 1990s saw their share of bloody brawls, dirty scams, and murders. Most of the best known were controlled by organized-crime groups that fought each other for money and power.Just one example: In the early 1990s, a le...

    When the president-elect set out to build towers and casinos in Moscow in the 1990s, he had some pretty racy friends. Now they root for him—but don’t really trust him.

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    Thailand Prodigal Prince becomes King

    Thailand’s Prodigal Prince to be King

    Thailand’s Prodigal Prince to be King

    BANGKOK — Thailand’s national assembly has invited Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn to become king, succeeding his father who died last month. He is expected to accept, be proclaimed monarch this week, and be crowned a year hence, at the end of th...

    After multiple marriages, family feuds, and much of his life spent living in Bavaria, Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn is coming home.

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    FILE PHOTO - Players of Chapecoense celebrate after their match against San Lorenzo at the Arena Conda stadium in Chapeco, Brazil, November 23, 2016.  An aircraft with 81 people aboard, including Brazilian football team Chapecoense, crashed in central Colombia, the country's civil aviation association said on its website on November 29, 2016. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker/File Photo - RTSTRKC

    Plane Crash Wipes Out Brazilian Team

    Plane Crash Wipes Out Brazilian Team

    One of Brazil’s most talented and exciting soccer teams has been virtually wiped out after a plane carrying the team to its first major cup final crashed in Colombia.The entire Chapecoense soccer team from southern Brazil were among the 81 passeng...

    A fairytale season has ended in tragedy as the team flew to take part in the first major final in its history.

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    Trump’s Rep with the Russia’s Gambling Bosses

    Trump’s Rep With Russian Gamblers

    Trump’s Rep With Russian Gamblers

    MOSCOW—The casinos here in the 1990s saw their share of bloody brawls, dirty scams, and murders. Most of the best known were controlled by organized-crime groups that fought each other for money and power.Just one example: In the early 1990s, a le...

    When the president-elect set out to build towers and casinos in Moscow in the 1990s, he had some pretty racy friends. Now they root for him—but don’t really trust him.

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    JSOC

    U.S. Builds Secret Mideast Nerve Center

    U.S. Builds Secret Mideast Nerve Center

    Preparing for a multi-generational, international fight against terrorists, U.S. special operations chiefs are launching a new counterterrorist nerve center at an undisclosed location in the Middle East to fight the so-called Islamic State, al Qae...

    The Joint Special Operations Command opened task force to bring together everyone from the CIA to the UK at an undisclosed location in the Mideast.

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    Assad’s Also Winning in Damascus

    Assad’s Also Winning in Damascus

    Assad’s Also Winning in Damascus

    The battle for eastern Aleppo, Syria’s largest city, is not even over yet but forces backing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad already have their sights on their next target; the nation’s capital, Damascus.Russia has ramped up i...

    As rebel-held East Aleppo looks set to fall, the regime is simultaneously making headway in its own backyard.

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    People celebrate after the announcement of the death of Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro in the Little Havana district of Miami, Florida, U.S., November 26, 2016.

    World Reacts to Fidel Castro's Death

    World Reacts to Fidel Castro's Death

    A mix of mourning and celebration around the world following the death of Cuba's Fidel Castro.

    A mix of mourning and celebration around the world following the death of Cuba's Fidel Castro.

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    JSOC

    U.S. Builds Secret Mideast Nerve Center

    U.S. Builds Secret Mideast Nerve Center

    Preparing for a multi-generational, international fight against terrorists, U.S. special operations chiefs are launching a new counterterrorist nerve center at an undisclosed location in the Middle East to fight the so-called Islamic State, al Qae...

    The Joint Special Operations Command opened task force to bring together everyone from the CIA to the UK at an undisclosed location in the Mideast.

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    U.S.

    Luis Lorenzo Vargas is overcome with emotion in court during a hearing for his possible release in Los Angeles, California November 23, 2015. A Los Angeles judge on Monday overturned the conviction of a man who spent 16 years in prison for sexual assault, after new DNA evidence cleared him of the crimes and linked them to the so-called "Teardrop Rapist," the California Innocence Project said.

    LAPD Made Him Into the ‘Teardrop Rapist’

    LAPD Made Him Into the ‘Teardrop Rapist’

    LOS ANGELES—Teresa tries to forget the Teardrop Rapist.“No girl should go through that,” she told The Daily Beast in an exclusive interview, far removed from where she was attacked two decades ago.Of course, there’s no forgetting what happened to ...

    Luis Vargas had the same kind of tattoo as the monster attacking teen girls, and cops used it to lock him up for 16 years while the real rapist roamed.

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    everyone who died in Sheriff Clark's Milwaukee jail

    Why Is My Sister Dead, Sheriff Clarke?

    Why Is My Sister Dead, Sheriff Clarke?

    MILWAUKEE—On July 18, Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Jr. strode onto the stage of the Republican National Convention. In a fiery speech, he called Black Lives Matter protests “anarchy,” praised Donald Trump’s “belief in our American system ...

    The Milwaukee County sheriff might become homeland security secretary. But relatives of three inmates and a baby can’t get answers for why they died in his jail.

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    closing arguments from Slager

    Slager Defense Wraps by Blaming Victim

    Slager Defense Wraps by Blaming Victim

    CHARLESTON, South Carolina—A defense lawyer claimed his client was unfairly made a “poster boy” for police misconduct.A prosecutor countered that Michael Slager wrongfully killed an unarmed man who repeatedly tried to flee custody and posed no dan...

    Was Walter Scott to blame for his own police shooting? Or did cop Michael Slager murder a fleeing unarmed man who posed no danger? Those were the closing arguments Wednesday.

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    Luis Lorenzo Vargas is overcome with emotion in court during a hearing for his possible release in Los Angeles, California November 23, 2015. A Los Angeles judge on Monday overturned the conviction of a man who spent 16 years in prison for sexual assault, after new DNA evidence cleared him of the crimes and linked them to the so-called "Teardrop Rapist," the California Innocence Project said.

    LAPD Made Him Into the ‘Teardrop Rapist’

    LAPD Made Him Into the ‘Teardrop Rapist’

    LOS ANGELES—Teresa tries to forget the Teardrop Rapist.“No girl should go through that,” she told The Daily Beast in an exclusive interview, far removed from where she was attacked two decades ago.Of course, there’s no forgetting what happened to ...

    Luis Vargas had the same kind of tattoo as the monster attacking teen girls, and cops used it to lock him up for 16 years while the real rapist roamed.

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    U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during the National Christmas Tree Lighting and Pageant of Peace ceremony on the Ellipse near the White House in Washington December 3, 2015.

    Watch: National Christmas Tree Lighting

    Watch: National Christmas Tree Lighting

    The 94th annual National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony will be broadcast live on the White House’s youtube channel from Washington, D.C. starting at 4:30 pm EST on Thursday, December 1st. First conducted back in 1923 by President Calvin Coolidg...

    The National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony has been an American tradition for nearly 100 years. Here’s how to watch the 2016 celebration live online.

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    Ilhan Dahir

    The Very Opposite of a Terrorist

    The Very Opposite of a Terrorist

    Ilhan Dahir and Abdul Razak Ali Artan were both of Somali extraction. Both attended Ohio State University.But ISIS claimed 18-year-old Artan as a soldier after he attempted to run down fellow students and leapt from his wrecked car with a kitchen ...

    ISIS wants to make us see Abdul Razak Ali Artan when we encounter a young Muslim, and feel fear. What ISIS fears is that we’ll see Ilhan Dahir, and be inspired.

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    Tech

    Here's How Trump Kills Net Neutrality

    Trump Team Wants to End Net Neutrality

    Trump Team Wants to End Net Neutrality

    Donald Trump has tapped two telecommunications lobbyists to head his FCC transition team. That’s bad news for net neutrality, the policy that says internet service providers must treat all data equally.Last Monday, Trump named Jeffrey Eisenach and...

    The principle that internet service providers should treat data equally was championed by the Obama administration, but corporate lackeys are set to overturn that on the FCC.

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    Fake facebook news

    Here’s How to Fix Facebook’s Fake News

    Here’s How to Fix Facebook’s Fake News

    For those of us who (despite a big blow to our confidence) still believe in the power of ideas to generate good, Facebook’s fake news problem should be a lightning rod.Nobody wins in a system that rewards lying. If stories stating that Pope Franci...

    Transparent algorithms and unfiltered newsfeeds may not be enough to fix the digital delivery systems that have made fake news a fixture. What’s needed is a software overhaul.

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    A Lt. Col. on video games inspiring violence

    Breeding an Assassination Generation

    Breeding an Assassination Generation

    Imagine your child, or grandchild, or your niece or nephew, or your friend’s child have gone off to school, the mall, or the theater. Hours later, you hear the breaking-news story every parent in the United States fears most: Shooting in Progress....

    There’s a proven correlation between video games and gun violence, yet we still allow our children free access to these games, breeding an assassination generation.

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     Amazon Battles Trolls Over Megyn Kelly

    Amazon Battles Trolls Over Megyn Kelly

    Amazon Battles Trolls Over Megyn Kelly

    The angry online male masses, seen recently mass-downvoting the trailer for Paul Feig’s “Ghostbusters,” Phoebe Robinson’s podcast “So Many White Guys,” and many shows that feature women doing things other than supporting male characters, have turn...

    An online war is taking place over on the Amazon page for Megyn Kelly’s new book, with one-star reviews from Trumpkins popping up and being deleted with lightning speed.

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    Fake facebook news

    Here’s How to Fix Facebook’s Fake News

    Here’s How to Fix Facebook’s Fake News

    For those of us who (despite a big blow to our confidence) still believe in the power of ideas to generate good, Facebook’s fake news problem should be a lightning rod.Nobody wins in a system that rewards lying. If stories stating that Pope Franci...

    Transparent algorithms and unfiltered newsfeeds may not be enough to fix the digital delivery systems that have made fake news a fixture. What’s needed is a software overhaul.

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    Facebook Shitshow

    48 Hours in Facebook’s Unreality

    48 Hours in Facebook’s Unreality

    In the fact-free world of what trends on Facebook, everything is going swimmingly in Donald Trump’s America over the last 48 hours—even if none of it is true.America’s biggest celebrities are flipping to Trump, manufacturing plants are shutting do...

    Mark Zuckerberg thinks it’s a ‘crazy idea’ that fake news on Facebook helped elect Trump. He should look at the most shared stories of the last two days.

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    Should Robots Make Moral Decisions?

    Should Robots Make Moral Decisions?

    In the beginning of the movie I, Robot, a robot has to decide whom to save after two cars plunge into the water—Del Spooner (Will Smith) or a child. Even though Spooner screams “save her! Save her!” the robot rescues him because it calculates that...

    What happens when artificial intelligence has to make tough moral choices—say, a self-driving car that must decide whether to avoid hitting a child, even if it means plowing into an ...

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    President, founder and CEO of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg speaks during a Reuters interview at the University of Bogota January 14, 2015. Facebook Inc on Wednesday launched a mobile phone application that gives Colombian users free access to a handful of online services, broadening Zuckerberg's effort to boost Internet usage in developing markets.

    Hey, Zuckerberg, Fix Your Broken Website

    Hey, Zuckerberg, Fix Your Broken Website

    At a Bay Area Ritz-Carlton on Thursday night, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg took time to eschew any responsibility the role his website, the third-most visited in the world, had in disseminating fake and misleading news that shaped the presidential...

    Mark Zuckerberg says fake news didn’t sway the election—even as his site profits off of it.

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    Facebook Shitshow

    48 Hours in Facebook’s Unreality

    48 Hours in Facebook’s Unreality

    In the fact-free world of what trends on Facebook, everything is going swimmingly in Donald Trump’s America over the last 48 hours—even if none of it is true.America’s biggest celebrities are flipping to Trump, manufacturing plants are shutting do...

    Mark Zuckerberg thinks it’s a ‘crazy idea’ that fake news on Facebook helped elect Trump. He should look at the most shared stories of the last two days.

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    Arts + Culture

    Interview with author Mark Shriver, author of new biography of Pope Francis

    The Pope Prepares for President Trump

    The Pope Prepares for President Trump

    Mark Kennedy Shriver, whose deeply Catholic family has been enjoying private audiences with popes for decades, pulled every string he could think of, including enlisting the help of two cardinals, in order to land an interview with the subject of ...

    Mark Kennedy Shriver, author of a new book about Pope Francis, says the pontiff is not necessarily opposed to Donald Trump: ‘He’s teaching. He is also challenging.’

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    Hipster Dads Want to Be Called ‘Papa’

    Hipster Dads Now Want to Be Called Papa

    Hipster Dads Now Want to Be Called Papa

    Last year, the writer Elissa Strauss reported that cool, modern mothers have adopted “mama” as their go-to maternal sobriquet because “mom” and “mommy” are too associated with stereotypes about motherhood (as one Brooklyn mother put it, the terms ...

    After the vogue for ‘mama’ comes the attempt to supplant ‘dad’ with ‘papa.’ Will it sweep the country—or stay in Brooklyn?

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    Princess Beatrice becomes the new 'fun' royal after the Ed Sheeran sliced-cheek incident

    How Ed Sheeran Got Knifed by a Royal

    How Ed Sheeran Got Knifed by a Royal

    The story doing the rounds this weekend that Princess Beatrice accidentally cut the singer Ed Sheeran’s cheek whilst attempting to mock-ennoble another songwriting pal, James Blunt, at a party at her dad’s house, has cast a rare shaft of light on ...

    Princess Beatrice made headlines this week when she accidentally cut Sheeran’s cheek with a ceremonial sword. Step aside, Harry, for the new royal rock star.

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    Mulberry Street, Manhattan, ca. 2015 & 1900

    The Secret of New York’s Spirit

    The Secret of New York’s Spirit

    At the beginning there are display cases containing an early native’s ceremonial war club, some faintly inscribed parchment, and a slice of pipe that formed New York’s original water system. At the end there is a bejeweled Judith Lieber evening pu...

    The Museum of the City of New York’s ‘NY at Its Core’ exhibit reveals the fascinating story of New York’s 400-plus years of roiling, passionate development.

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    Hipster Dads Want to Be Called ‘Papa’

    Hipster Dads Now Want to Be Called Papa

    Hipster Dads Now Want to Be Called Papa

    Last year, the writer Elissa Strauss reported that cool, modern mothers have adopted “mama” as their go-to maternal sobriquet because “mom” and “mommy” are too associated with stereotypes about motherhood (as one Brooklyn mother put it, the terms ...

    After the vogue for ‘mama’ comes the attempt to supplant ‘dad’ with ‘papa.’ Will it sweep the country—or stay in Brooklyn?

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    LGBTQ activists from Muslim countries speak out at a conference in Bangkok

    The Muslims Fighting for LGBTQ Equality

    The Muslims Fighting for LGBTQ Equality

    BANGKOK—When Xulhaz Mannan was hacked to death by Islamist militants in his apartment in Dhaka in April, his murderers did more than silence Bangladesh’s best-known gay activist.As the killers no doubt hoped, in one blood-soaked frenzy, they also ...

    After the murder of activist Xulhaz Mannan, LGBTQ activists from Bangladesh, Indonesia, Thailand, and Burma gather to discuss challenges and strategies.

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    Penny Arcade

    Penny Arcade: Ultimate Downtown Rebel

    Penny Arcade: Ultimate Downtown Rebel

    In a rehearsal room at St. Ann’s Warehouse, the Brooklyn Bridge looming and lit in the encroaching darkness of a recent late afternoon, the performer Penny Arcade recalled the counsel of her close friend Quentin Crisp, the great British wit and “n...

    Acclaimed performance artist Penny Arcade talks New York’s destructive gentrification, the failures of the LGBTQ movement, and elusive fame.

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    Britain's Prince Harry visits the Double Jab Boxing Club in South East London on June 6, 2016 to support Sport for Social Development initiatives.

    Prince Harry’s Awkward Castro Tribute

    Prince Harry’s Awkward Castro Tribute

    The perils of sharing a stage with socialist idealists at this particular moment in world history hit Prince Harry this weekend, as he was railroaded into publicly observing a silent tribute in remembrance of recently deceased Cuban leader Fidel C...

    How Prince Harry got railroaded into honoring the late dictator.

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    LGBTQ activists from Muslim countries speak out at a conference in Bangkok

    The Muslims Fighting for LGBTQ Equality

    The Muslims Fighting for LGBTQ Equality

    BANGKOK—When Xulhaz Mannan was hacked to death by Islamist militants in his apartment in Dhaka in April, his murderers did more than silence Bangladesh’s best-known gay activist.As the killers no doubt hoped, in one blood-soaked frenzy, they also ...

    After the murder of activist Xulhaz Mannan, LGBTQ activists from Bangladesh, Indonesia, Thailand, and Burma gather to discuss challenges and strategies.

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