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    Bernie Fan: Hil Used Me Cause I’m Muslim

    Bernie Fan: Hil Used Me Cause I’m Muslim

    Nida Allam knew it was all over.Allam, a recent college graduate and Muslim-American progressive activist, had come to Philadelphia this week to support Bernie Sanders’s final stand in the shadow of Hillary Clinton’s party. She had served as a vol...

    Last night, Hillary’s campaign tweeted out a picture of a young woman in a headscarf, overcome with emotion as Clinton accepted the nomination. That emotion was not happiness.

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    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks at a campaign event at Trump Doral golf course in Miami, Florida, U.S., July 27, 2016.

    Trump’s Siberian Meltdown

    Trump’s Siberian Meltdown

    In the same press conference, Donald Trump: claimed Russia was not necessarily responsible for the hack of the Democratic National Committee’s emails; implored Russian hackers to find emails that were deleted from Hillary Clinton’s server; argued ...

    With the DNC in full swing, Donald Trump was apparently feeling a little attention starved so he called on a foreign government to hack Hillary Clinton’s emails. Because of course.

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    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to NBC news correspondent Katy Tur on the golf course at his Trump International Golf Links in Aberdeen, Scotland, June 25, 2016.

    Trump to Female Reporter: ‘Be Quiet!’

    Trump to Female Reporter: ‘Be Quiet!’

    It was more than a year ago when, just a few weeks into his seemingly quixotic presidential campaign, Donald Trump had his first nasty encounter with NBC News reporter Katy Tur. As Tur stumbled over her words a bit while asking a question last Jul...

    During his fiery and bizarre press conference Wednesday, the GOP nominee once again swatted away NBC’s Katy Tur.

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    Nida Allam

    Bernie Fan: Hil Used Me Cause I’m Muslim

    Bernie Fan: Hil Used Me Cause I’m Muslim

    Nida Allam knew it was all over.Allam, a recent college graduate and Muslim-American progressive activist, had come to Philadelphia this week to support Bernie Sanders’s final stand in the shadow of Hillary Clinton’s party. She had served as a vol...

    Last night, Hillary’s campaign tweeted out a picture of a young woman in a headscarf, overcome with emotion as Clinton accepted the nomination. That emotion was not happiness.

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    DNC 2016: Truth-O-Metering Day Two

    DNC 2016: Truth-O-Metering Day Two

    Hillary Clinton became the first woman to be chosen as a major party’s presidential nominee on the second day of the Democratic National Convention.Her husband and former president Bill Clinton gave the night’s marquee address, taking the crowd on...

    Did Hillary Clinton really expand health care for children, as Bill Clinton claims? And does Donald Trump believe women who get an abortion should be ‘punished’?

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    Former President Bill Clinton arrives to speak on Day 2 of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 26, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.    / AFP / Robyn BECK        (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

    Bill Finally Quits Embarrassing Hillary

    Bill Finally Quits Embarrassing Hillary

    PHILADELPHIA — He’s no Michelle Obama, but he may still help.The 42nd president of the United States, Bill Clinton, appeared onstage here Tuesday night in a crisp blue suit and blue tie to vouch for his wife, who was officially nominated as the De...

    He’s hardly been a plus on the campaign trail, sparring with Black Lives Matter protesters and slamming Bernie Sanders. But on Tuesday night, he delivered.

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    Samira Wiley’s Life After OITNB

    Samira Wiley’s Life After OITNB

    When Samira Wiley smiles, the world smiles with her. It is as if her entire face transmogrifies into pure jollity, and this, followed by that unmistakable laugh, is nothing if not contagious. It’s what made her Poussey Washington (accent à droite,...

    The actress opens up about her new film ‘Nerve,’ her character’s tragic end on ‘Orange Is the New Black,’ and much more.

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    Actress Meryl Streep addresses the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 26, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.      / AFP / SAUL LOEB        (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

    Meryl Streep’s Ecstatic Hillary Speech

    Meryl Streep’s Ecstatic Hillary Speech

    With a celebratory banshee whoop and the patriotic fashion equivalent of that same noise—a star-spangled wrap dress that set Twitter alight with comparisons to your favorite aunt on Memorial Day (and which Streep has worn before)—only Meryl Streep...

    The Oscar winner arrived in Philly to dance in the shards of the glass ceiling Hillary Clinton shattered. With a joyful scream and a history lesson, Streep brought down the house.

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    ‘Daily Show’ Hits Bernie Bros’ Treachery

    ‘Daily Show’ Hits Bernie Bros’ Treachery

    After a week in Cleveland, The Daily Show descended on Philadelphia this week and Trevor Noah began Tuesday night’s coverage with a look at the rift threatening to tear the Democratic Party apart when unity is needed more than ever to defeat Donal...

    From Philadelphia Tuesday night, Trevor Noah and ‘The Daily Show’ confronted the ‘Bernie or Bust’ crowd head-on.

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    GDNWT8 Television personality Omarosa is interviewed during the second day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S., July 19, 2016.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

    The Reality TV Villain Backing Trump

    The Reality TV Villain Backing Trump

    Just hours before the first night of the Republican National Convention, Donald Trump appointed Apprentice villain Theresa “Omarosa” Manigault as his director of African-American outreach. Don’t be surprised if that sounds like the draft of a twee...

    Omarosa, the villain of Trump’s reality show ‘The Apprentice,’ was fired by him three times on the show, and was also fired by the Clinton administration because “one woman wanted to...

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    Actress Meryl Streep addresses the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 26, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.      / AFP / SAUL LOEB        (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

    Meryl Streep’s Ecstatic Hillary Speech

    Meryl Streep’s Ecstatic Hillary Speech

    With a celebratory banshee whoop and the patriotic fashion equivalent of that same noise—a star-spangled wrap dress that set Twitter alight with comparisons to your favorite aunt on Memorial Day (and which Streep has worn before)—only Meryl Streep...

    The Oscar winner arrived in Philly to dance in the shards of the glass ceiling Hillary Clinton shattered. With a joyful scream and a history lesson, Streep brought down the house.

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    Seth Meyers Burns ‘Bernie or Bust’

    Seth Meyers Burns ‘Bernie or Bust’

    Seth Meyers has a message for die-hard Bernie Sanders supporters so urgent he could not wait until his usual 12:35 a.m. airtime tonight to deliver it.In a clip from tonight’s taped episode of Late Night, posted to Meyers’ personal Twitter account ...

    The ‘Late Night’ host has an urgent message to any Bernie Sanders fans who can’t get behind Hillary Clinton.

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    Elizabeth Banks Trolls Trump at DNC

    Elizabeth Banks Trolls Trump at DNC

    Last week, nearly every single late-night host—along with the ladies of The View—opened their respective shows by mocking Donald Trump’s dramatic, fog-fueled “We Are the Champions” entrance at the Republican National Convention. But actress Elizab...

    The ‘Hunger Games’ star compared Donald Trump to her character, Effie Trinket, from the DNC stage on Tuesday.

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    Khloé to Trump: ‘F*ck You!’

    Khloé to Trump: ‘F*ck You!’

    Now that Donald Trump is officially the Republican presidential nominee, Chelsea Handler decided to assemble a group of famous people who were either fired by the candidate or chose to straight-up quit on his Celebrity Apprentice reality show. And...

    Chelsea Handler convened a group of former ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ contestants, including Khloé Kardashian, to bash Trump.

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    Seth Meyers Burns ‘Bernie or Bust’

    Seth Meyers Burns ‘Bernie or Bust’

    Seth Meyers has a message for die-hard Bernie Sanders supporters so urgent he could not wait until his usual 12:35 a.m. airtime tonight to deliver it.In a clip from tonight’s taped episode of Late Night, posted to Meyers’ personal Twitter account ...

    The ‘Late Night’ host has an urgent message to any Bernie Sanders fans who can’t get behind Hillary Clinton.

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    World News

    Police officers cover entrance of a facility for the disabled, where a deadly attack by a knife-wielding man took place, in Sagamihara, Kanagawa prefecture, Japan, July 26, 2016. REUTERS/Issei Kato - RTSJN8L

    Japan’s History of ‘Grudge’ Murders

    Japan’s History of ‘Grudge’ Murders

    TOKYO — Japan was rocked by a horrific mass murder Tuesday morning in Tokyo perpetrated by a 26-year-old man, Satoshi Uematsu, a former nursing home worker who stabbed to death 19 disabled residents and injured 25 others before turning himself int...

    A powerful emotion in the island nation is one of the three main motives for killing, and was behind the gruesome slaughter of 15 disabled persons.

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    Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with leaders of political parties, presented at the State Duma, the lower house of parliament, in Moscow, Russia, July 14, 2016.

    FBI: Russia No. 1 Suspect in DNC Hack

    FBI: Russia No. 1 Suspect in DNC Hack

    The FBI suspects that Russian government hackers breached the networks of the Democratic National Committee and stole emails that were posted to the anti-secrecy site WikiLeaks on Friday. It’s an operation that several U.S. officials now suspect w...

    Did the Russian government hack the DNC to bring down Clinton? That’s the view quickly emerging inside American intelligence and law enforcement agencies.

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    Russian doping whistleblower Yuliya Stepanova who runs under a neutral flag leaves the track after suffering an injury in a women's 800m heat during the European Athletics Championships in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Wednesday, July 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

    Olympics Surrenders Integrity to Russia

    Olympics Surrenders Integrity to Russia

    The International Olympic Committee just cast a devastating shadow over its own showpiece event that will linger long after the world’s athletes return home from Rio.Faced with a clear-cut case of institutionalized, systematic cheating, the IOC wa...

    Deplorable Olympic bosses have tainted the legacy of the entire sporting movement by failing to stand up to Russia’s blatant cheating.

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    When Graham Greene Lied About My Mom

    When Graham Greene Lied About My Mom

    When Graham Greene Lied About My Mom

    I had to know the risks my mother and her lover—my father—were taking in Saigon: laughing together in a jeep with balloons, living together though the Foreign Office forbade it, making love with an armed guard posted outside his official residence...

    In ‘The Quiet American,’ Graham Greene lied about my diplomat parents and other innocents.

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    Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with leaders of political parties, presented at the State Duma, the lower house of parliament, in Moscow, Russia, July 14, 2016.

    FBI: Russia No. 1 Suspect in DNC Hack

    FBI: Russia No. 1 Suspect in DNC Hack

    The FBI suspects that Russian government hackers breached the networks of the Democratic National Committee and stole emails that were posted to the anti-secrecy site WikiLeaks on Friday. It’s an operation that several U.S. officials now suspect w...

    Did the Russian government hack the DNC to bring down Clinton? That’s the view quickly emerging inside American intelligence and law enforcement agencies.

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    How the Lost Girls of Panama Disappeared

    How the Lost Girls of Panama Disappeared

    This is the first in a three-part investigation into what may have been a savage crime or a tragic accident. In addition to a trove of documents and photographs revealing hitherto unexamined aspects of the case, The Daily Beast has consulted sever...

    The mysterious deaths of two young tourists in Panama puzzled examiners and shocked nations on both sides of the Atlantic; now secretly leaked documents could reveal what happened.

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    How Vladimir Putin's Spies Hid Olympic Athlete Doping

    How Putin’s Spies Hid Athlete Doping

    How Putin’s Spies Hid Athlete Doping

    MOSCOW — That the Russian Federal Security Service, the famous FSB, is out of control is not a surprise to many people here. But the damage it’s doing to Russia’s standing in the world — and to itself — is really quite extraordinary.The most recen...

    Even the old guard of the Russian secret services is embarrassed by recent scandals among the FSB’s ‘gilded youth.’

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    The White Christians myth

    The Myth of ‘White’ Christianity

    The Myth of ‘White’ Christianity

    On the first day of the Republican National Convention congressman Steve King suggested that white people had been responsible for humanity’s greatest achievements including, among other things, the spread of Christianity. 
It came about during an...

    Despite what one prominent Donald Trump supporter claims, the success of Christianity had very little to do with what many Trump supporters would see as white people.

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    How the Lost Girls of Panama Disappeared

    How the Lost Girls of Panama Disappeared

    This is the first in a three-part investigation into what may have been a savage crime or a tragic accident. In addition to a trove of documents and photographs revealing hitherto unexamined aspects of the case, The Daily Beast has consulted sever...

    The mysterious deaths of two young tourists in Panama puzzled examiners and shocked nations on both sides of the Atlantic; now secretly leaked documents could reveal what happened.

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    Entrepreneurship

    Cash-Starved Startups See Some Daylight

    Cash-Starved Startups See Some Daylight

    Entrepreneurs perhaps never have been more celebrated in American culture than they are today. But that popularity is at odds with a startling long-term trend: The U.S. economy has been getting less entrepreneurial for decades. From 1977 to 2013, ...

    In the wake of the Great Recession, seed money for entrepreneurs has mostly gone to a very few locations, but the good news is that this is beginning to change. A little.

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    Hipster Tears Down Pro-Cop Ribbons

    Hipster Tears Down Pro-Cop Ribbons

    A hipster hairstylist cut off more than he could chew when he tore down several blue ribbons on Staten Island honoring police.Stephen Varvaro was captured on video by a motorist on Tuesday who posted the footage of the twentysomething bearded barb...

    Stephen Varvaro went wild on Staten Island, yelling “f**k blue lives!” and arguing with a passerby who defended men and women in uniform.

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    Cleve Heidelberg, Prison for Loaning His Car to Cop-Killer SEO: 45 Years in Prison for Loaning His Car to a Cop-Killer

    Prison for Loaning His Car to Cop-Killer

    Prison for Loaning His Car to Cop-Killer

    Andrew Hale is used to defending cops, not cop-killers.The Chicago attorney made his name defending police officers in high-profile misconduct cases, but now he’s fighting to free Cleve Heidelberg who is serving a 100-year prison sentence for the ...

    When Cleve Heidelberg let a friend use his vehicle on May 26, 1970, he couldn’t imagine it would lead to him being arrested for murder and sent to prison for life.

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    Entrepreneurship

    Cash-Starved Startups See Some Daylight

    Cash-Starved Startups See Some Daylight

    Entrepreneurs perhaps never have been more celebrated in American culture than they are today. But that popularity is at odds with a startling long-term trend: The U.S. economy has been getting less entrepreneurial for decades. From 1977 to 2013, ...

    In the wake of the Great Recession, seed money for entrepreneurs has mostly gone to a very few locations, but the good news is that this is beginning to change. A little.

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    Bank Thieves Went Through Roof for Loot

    Bank Thieves Went Through Roof for Loot

    A trio of burglars stole more than $5 million from two New York City banks by cutting their way through walls and roofs, law enforcement announced Tuesday.Michael Mazzara, Charles Kerrigan, and Anthony Mascuzzio were all hit with conspiracy bank b...

    Wielding torches, Shop Vacs, and plywood, three men are accused of breaking into vaults undetected and making off with cash, jewels, and more.

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    Video: Jailer Chokes Inmate to Death

    Video: Jailer Chokes Inmate to Death

    Video obtained by The Daily Beast shows a corrections officer strangling an inmate to death for more than a minute inside an Oklahoma jail.A state medical examiner ruled that Darius Robinson was killed by “manual compression of the neck” and ruled...

    Darius Robinson was locked up in an Oklahoma jail when officers pepper sprayed him and crushed his windpipe in what was ruled as a homicide.

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    Tech + Health

    Reefer Madness Hits Colorado’s Toddlers

    Reefer Madness Hits Colorado’s Toddlers

    Marijuana-related emergency room visits for children under 10 have increased dramatically in Colorado since the state’s recreational marijuana amendment went into effect in 2014, according to a new study in JAMA Pediatrics.It’s not exactly “reefer...

    Colorado hospitals are seeing a spike in emergency room visits for children who have ingested their parents’ edibles.

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    EMTs Took Pics with Unconscious Patients

    EMTs Took Pics with Unconscious Patients

    Two paramedics from Okaloosa County, Florida, were arrested on Thursday under several felony charges, stemming from a “selfie war” using patients, many of whom were unconscious, intubated, or sedated. Christopher Wimmer, 33, turned himself in foll...

    Two Florida paramedics face felony charges after engaging in a ‘selfie war,’ where they competed to get photos with patients inside ambulances.

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    B2GPX3 Pro-choice protest group opposing bill lowering limit for abortions being brought down by four weeks to 20 weeks.. Image shot 2008. Exact date unknown.

    GOP’s Despicable Fetal Cremation Laws

    GOP’s Despicable Fetal Cremation Laws

    Striking down abortion restrictions is a game of whack-a-mole: Courts can declare some of them unconstitutional but, inevitably, more laws will pop up.Now, in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision in Whole Woman’s Health, which struck down sign...

    Instead of standard medical waste disposal, GOP lawmakers are pushing for fetal tissue to be buried or cremated.

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    A woman rides in a water chute.

    ‘Heat Dome’ to Fry the U.S.?

    ‘Heat Dome’ to Fry the U.S.?

    The term “heat dome” is only the latest in a newly adopted lexicon of apocalyptic weather terminology, along with polar vortex and arctic death spiral.While these words are meteorologically-accurate and describe real weather phenomena, they are be...

    We’ve got a new word for your apocalyptic weather dictionary.

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    Young female medical worker using cell phone in clinic
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    EMTs Took Pics with Unconscious Patients

    EMTs Took Pics with Unconscious Patients

    Two paramedics from Okaloosa County, Florida, were arrested on Thursday under several felony charges, stemming from a “selfie war” using patients, many of whom were unconscious, intubated, or sedated. Christopher Wimmer, 33, turned himself in foll...

    Two Florida paramedics face felony charges after engaging in a ‘selfie war,’ where they competed to get photos with patients inside ambulances.

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    Los Angeles, CA - Saturday, July 9, 2016: Leslie Jones is seen at the Los Angeles Premiere of Columbia Pictures' “Ghostbusters” at TCL Chinese Theatre on Saturday, July 9, 2016, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Blair Raughley/Invision for Sony/AP Images)

    Twitter’s Never Going to Stop Trolls

    Twitter’s Never Going to Stop Trolls

    Milo Yiannopoulos, who pointed his hate mob toward Ghostbusters star Leslie Jones this week, had his Twitter account suspended for life on Tuesday night.He had made a living out of that sort of thing, and that’s deplorable. But Twitter also made a...

    Don’t praise Twitter for one high-profile fix. The rest of us are still screwed.

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    Can Airbnb Do More to Fight Gay Hate?

    Can Airbnb Do More to Fight Gay Hate?

    Buddy Fisher wanted a place to stay during Austin’s Pride Festival. Then he got a message from his potential Airbnb host: “No LGBT people, please. I do not support people who are against humanity. Sorry.”Fisher’s experience, first reported by KHOU...

    It bars homophobic hosts on a case-by-case basis, but campaigners argue the home-sharing site could be doing more to protect LGBT guests from discrimination.

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    Pseudoscience at the RNC

    Cleveland RNC Star Peddles Dubious Pills

    Cleveland RNC Star Peddles Dubious Pills

    CLEVELAND — A multi-level marketer who peddles pseudoscience—and whose product is endorsed by America’s leading conspiracy theorist—is scheduled to speak in a primetime slot Wednesday at the Republican National Convention.Michelle Van Etten was pr...

    A marketer who sells pseudoscience pills just landed a prime-time slot at the convention. Among her fans: Infowars’ Alex Jones, who says the supplements make him ‘crazed and aggressi...

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    Los Angeles, CA - Saturday, July 9, 2016: Leslie Jones is seen at the Los Angeles Premiere of Columbia Pictures' “Ghostbusters” at TCL Chinese Theatre on Saturday, July 9, 2016, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Blair Raughley/Invision for Sony/AP Images)

    Twitter’s Never Going to Stop Trolls

    Twitter’s Never Going to Stop Trolls

    Milo Yiannopoulos, who pointed his hate mob toward Ghostbusters star Leslie Jones this week, had his Twitter account suspended for life on Tuesday night.He had made a living out of that sort of thing, and that’s deplorable. But Twitter also made a...

    Don’t praise Twitter for one high-profile fix. The rest of us are still screwed.

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    Prince George

    Prince George Turns 3, Gets Trolled

    Prince George Turns 3, Gets Trolled

    Wow, Prince George’s third birthday turned out to be pretty rough.First came ‘Ice-Cream Gate’, in which Prince George shared some ice cream with family pet Lupo, leading to tweets for the young prince to be thrown in jail “for irresponsible animal...

    An employee of a British government-supported organization took to Facebook to accuse the tot of embodying white privilege.

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    From Personal Trainer to Star Designer

    From Personal Trainer to Star Designer

    His trio of initials spells out MAP. Then there’s that flexed-bicep-emoji of a middle name. So a résumé boasting both “personal trainer” and “world traveler” seemed assured for Mark Armstrong Peddigrew. Less obvious, perhaps, is the inclusion of “...

    From gym rat to folk music to flea markets—Mark Armstrong Peddigrew’s journey from Rufus Wainwright’s personal trainer to New York’s most badass jewelry designer.

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    Benicio Del Toro poses for a portrait in promotion of his upcoming role in "Sicario" at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival on Friday, Sept. 11, 2015 in Toronto.

    Benicio Del Toro, Beer & Hunter Thompson

    Benicio Del Toro, Beer & Hunter Thompson

    Do you prefer beer in a glass or in a bottle? “Bottle. Just because it’s more convenient. It’s a straight line from the bottle to me. There are no pit stops. No changing of planes.”What is your ideal beer temperature? “Cold. I can drink coffee if ...

    The Academy Award–winning actor talks about drinking beer, Hunter S. Thompson, and hangovers.

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    Andrew Kirell

    Farewell to the Cat Who Saved My Life

    Farewell to the Cat Who Saved My Life

    I never wanted to get a cat.But there we were, my future wife and I at a local animal shelter in SoHo, browsing a room full of caged felines. Jen had grown up with cats, but I’d only ever known dogs. I long lived with the perception that cats were...

    My first cat died suddenly at the age of 5. Ernest was an extraordinary creature—one who helped rescue this writer from the darkness of severe depression and anxiety.

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    From Personal Trainer to Star Designer

    From Personal Trainer to Star Designer

    His trio of initials spells out MAP. Then there’s that flexed-bicep-emoji of a middle name. So a résumé boasting both “personal trainer” and “world traveler” seemed assured for Mark Armstrong Peddigrew. Less obvious, perhaps, is the inclusion of “...

    From gym rat to folk music to flea markets—Mark Armstrong Peddigrew’s journey from Rufus Wainwright’s personal trainer to New York’s most badass jewelry designer.

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    Seagull Princess

    The Flap Over This Seagull With Breasts

    The Flap Over This Seagull With Breasts

    Donna Dodson’s sculpture, “Seagull Cinderella,” is of a very regal and human-looking seagull, with upturned yellow beak, bold, petal-patterned dress, and a proudly pert pair of breasts. The gull appears to be a racy Mother Courage of the skies.Thi...

    Donna Dodson’s eight-foot sculpture, ‘Seagull Cinderella,’ has stood happily and proudly in her backyard and elsewhere—but its presence in New Bedford, Mass., has outraged some locals.

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    The Painting Hitler Fought For

    The Painting Hitler Fought For

    In 1432, Jan van Eyck put the finishing touches on the large masterpiece that he began with his brother years earlier.The lesser known Hubert van Eyck didn’t live to see the completed magnificence of the Adoration of the Mystic Lamb, which consist...

    The Ghent Altarpiece is one of the world’s most abused and threatened artworks, even becoming the center of a tug of love between Hitler and Goring.

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    Robert Smalls

    The Slave Who Stole the Reb Codes

    The Slave Who Stole the Reb Codes

    We don’t know precisely why the three white officers on board a Confederate transport and gunboat called the CSS Planter decided to go ashore in Charleston, South Carolina, the night of May 12, 1862.Maybe they went to see their families. Maybe the...

    When three Confederate officers decided to go ashore for a night in Charleston, they left their gunboat in the hands of an enslaved pilot. It was a critical mistake.

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    Seagull Princess

    The Flap Over This Seagull With Breasts

    The Flap Over This Seagull With Breasts

    Donna Dodson’s sculpture, “Seagull Cinderella,” is of a very regal and human-looking seagull, with upturned yellow beak, bold, petal-patterned dress, and a proudly pert pair of breasts. The gull appears to be a racy Mother Courage of the skies.Thi...

    Donna Dodson’s eight-foot sculpture, ‘Seagull Cinderella,’ has stood happily and proudly in her backyard and elsewhere—but its presence in New Bedford, Mass., has outraged some locals.

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