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    Fact-Checking Trump On ‘Face the Nation’

    Fact-Checking Trump On ‘Face the Nation’

    President Donald Trump touted his first 100 days as a success and pledged to deliver on promises like health care during a wide-ranging interview Sunday on CBS.Trump told Face the Nation host John Dickerson that the job is "something that I r...

    Trump insisted that the latest revision of his health care bill would guarantee coverage to people with pre-existing conditions, discussed his feelings toward North Korea's recen...

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    U.S. President Donald Trump leads a rally marking his first 100 days in office in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, U.S. April 29, 2017.

    Trump Has America Playing Offense Again

    Trump Has America Playing Offense Again

    The first hundred-and-one days of the Trump administration have swiftly changed the political conversation from the previous administration’s new normal of slow growth, climate change and strategic patience into a raucous argument about America’s ...

    What the first 100 days show is that not a single Democratic vote is needed in the next two years for him to advance growth, energy and security.

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    The Arrogance of Blue America

    The Arrogance of Blue America

    In the wake of the Trumpocalypse, many in the deepest blue cores have turned on those parts of America that supported the president’s election, developing oikophobia—an irrational fear of their fellow citizens.The rage against red America is so st...

    If you want to see the worst impacts of blue policies, go to those red regions—like upstate New York or inland California—in states they control.

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    Fact-Checking Trump On ‘Face the Nation’

    Fact-Checking Trump On ‘Face the Nation’

    President Donald Trump touted his first 100 days as a success and pledged to deliver on promises like health care during a wide-ranging interview Sunday on CBS.Trump told Face the Nation host John Dickerson that the job is "something that I r...

    Trump insisted that the latest revision of his health care bill would guarantee coverage to people with pre-existing conditions, discussed his feelings toward North Korea's recen...

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    Former Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward (L) and Carl Bernstein (R) speak at the head table before the White House Correspondents' Association dinner in Washington, U.S. April 29, 2017.

    Woodward & Bernstein: We're No Fake News

    Woodward & Bernstein: We're No Fake News

    The following speeches were delivered by Pulitzer Prize-winning reporters Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward at the 2017 White House Correspondents' Dinner:Carl BernsteinShortly after Richard Nixon resigned the presidency, Bob and I were asked a...

    Two of the greatest journalists of the 20th century have a message for political reporters—and for President Trump.

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    Sam Bee Rips ‘Thin-Skinned’ Trump

    Sam Bee Rips ‘Thin-Skinned’ Trump

    There is a new #NerdProm in town and Samantha Bee is its queen.Long before President Donald Trump had even announced that he would not be attending this year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner, the host of Full Frontal decided it was up to her t...

    In an interview before her own ‘Not the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, Samantha Bee explains what makes her unafraid to speak her mind.

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    Entertainment

    Ferrell’s Dubya Crashes Sam Bee’s Party

    Ferrell’s Dubya Crashes Sam Bee’s Party

    “How do you like me now?”That was the question Will Ferrell’s George W. Bush posed to thunderous applause at Samantha Bee’s Not the White House Correspondents’ Dinner taping Saturday afternoon.“The prodigal son returns,” he added, before admitting...

    The very special guest at Samantha Bee’s ‘Not the White House Correspondents’ Dinner’ was the 43rd president of the United States.

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    Salena Storm pictured in the Netflix series 'Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On.'

    Porn Industry Irate Over Netflix Show

    Porn Industry Irate Over Netflix Show

    Following the debut of the Rashida Jones-produced Netflix documentary Hot Girls Wanted in 2015, the porn industry was gun-shy—fearful of allowing mainstream media to film them lest they be portrayed in such a one-dimensional, unfavorable light.The...

    In addition to the show’s exploitative nature, some in the adult industry claim they were tricked into participating in the series.

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    How Hip-Hop Predicted the L.A. Riots

    How Hip-Hop Predicted the L.A. Riots

    April 29, 1992. A jury acquitted four officers of assault and three of the four of using excessive force against motorist Rodney King. The case had drawn national attention after video footage of the March 1991 beating was made public, and it seem...

    To mark the 25th anniversary of the L.A. riots, Stereo Williams analyzes hip-hop’s role in both predicting them, and continuing their legacy.

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    Maher Rips Obama for Wall Street Speech

    Maher Rips Obama for Wall Street Speech

    This week, plenty of liberals were up in arms over former President Barack Obama’s decision to accept a $400,000 fee for a speech he’ll deliver at a health care conference hosted by the Wall Street firm Cantor Fitzgerald. Two outspoken Obama allie...

    The ‘Real Time’ host took on the former president’s controversial decision to accept $400,000 for a speech he’ll deliver at a Wall Street health conference in September.

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    Salena Storm pictured in the Netflix series 'Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On.'

    Porn Industry Irate Over Netflix Show

    Porn Industry Irate Over Netflix Show

    Following the debut of the Rashida Jones-produced Netflix documentary Hot Girls Wanted in 2015, the porn industry was gun-shy—fearful of allowing mainstream media to film them lest they be portrayed in such a one-dimensional, unfavorable light.The...

    In addition to the show’s exploitative nature, some in the adult industry claim they were tricked into participating in the series.

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    Bill Maher grills Sen. Elizabeth Warren on HBO's 'Real Time with Bill Maher.'

    Bill Maher Grills Elizabeth Warren

    Bill Maher Grills Elizabeth Warren

    Elizabeth Warren, the outspoken Democratic senator from Massachusetts, is doing the rounds while promoting her new book This Fight Is Our Fight: The Battle to Save America’s Middle Class. Her latest stop was Friday night’s edition of Real Time, w...

    The ‘Real Time’ host jokingly referred to Warren as “Pocahontas” while questioning her on why the Dems can’t seem to connect with voters.

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    The Handmaid's Tale  -- "Late" Episode 103 --  Offred visits Janine’s baby with Serena Joy and remembers the early days of the revolution before Gilead. Ofglen faces a difficult challenge. Offred (Elisabeth Moss), shown. (Photo by: George Kraychyk/Hulu)

    ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Could Happen to Us

    ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Could Happen to Us

    The Handmaid’s Tale on Hulu is a horror story.It’s a world where a class of women are reduced to walking wombs with no right to their bodies or any babies that come out of them. Extreme violence and the looming threat thereof is everywhere. One of...

    Who would we be after another massive attack? It’s hard to say.

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    Inside Ja Rule’s Fyre Festival Disaster

    Inside Ja Rule’s Fyre Festival Disaster

    Hot off the heels of Coachella, trust fund babies and funemployed douchebags made plans to jet to Miami for the first-ever Fyre Festival. From there, the festival—which was slated to take place over two weekends, April 27 to 28 and May 5 through 7...

    It was supposed to a luxurious weekend in the Bahamas, with tickets ranging from $4,000 to $250,000. Instead, festivalgoers say, “it looked like a refugee camp.”

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    Bill Maher grills Sen. Elizabeth Warren on HBO's 'Real Time with Bill Maher.'

    Bill Maher Grills Elizabeth Warren

    Bill Maher Grills Elizabeth Warren

    Elizabeth Warren, the outspoken Democratic senator from Massachusetts, is doing the rounds while promoting her new book This Fight Is Our Fight: The Battle to Save America’s Middle Class. Her latest stop was Friday night’s edition of Real Time, w...

    The ‘Real Time’ host jokingly referred to Warren as “Pocahontas” while questioning her on why the Dems can’t seem to connect with voters.

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    World News

    How the KGB Duped Oliver Stone

    How the KGB Duped Oliver Stone

    Helping defeat Hillary Clinton is not the most successful influence operation Moscow has ever mounted against the United States. The most momentous, yes. But any covert activity that is exposed so rapidly and incites a backlash cannot be deemed an...

    Many Americans believe that JFK was assassinated as the result of some sort of conspiracy, perhaps even by the CIA—the direct result of a KGB influence operation.

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    Members of the French National Front (FN) political party paste a poster on a free billboard for French National Front (FN) political party leader Marine Le Pen as part of the 2017 French presidential election campaign in Antibes, France, April 14, 2017.

    Could French ‘Bernie Bros’ Elect Le Pen?

    Could French ‘Bernie Bros’ Elect Le Pen?

    PARIS—Jean-Luc Mélenchon, the former Trotskyite, far-left French presidential candidate, has often drawn comparisons with Bernie Sanders—including from himself. Like Sanders, he proved adept at tapping an authentic feeling of popular anger mixed w...

    Heading into the second and decisive round of the French presidential election, grumbling leftists vow to abstain rather than vote Macron.

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    A photo taken from the rebel-held town of Douma shows flames rising in the distance which are believed to be coming from Damascus International Airport following an explosion early in the morning of April 27, 2017. It was not immediately clear if that blast that hit outside the airport was the result of an air strike or a ground attack, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

    Did Moscow Green-Light Israeli Attack?

    Did Moscow Green-Light Israeli Attack?

    An Israeli attack in Damascus on Thursday was evidently well coordinated with Russia, highlighting how transient alliances in the Middle East’s most consequential war can be.Israel, in addition to Sunni Muslim countries opposed to the Syrian regim...

    The Kremlin may be backing Bashar al-Assad and publicly denouncing Israel’s strike on Damascus’ airport Thursday, but the two sides are ‘tightly’ coordinating behind the scenes.

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    Heineken owns Pepsi ad

    Heineken Owns Pepsi’s Kendall Jenner Ad

    Heineken Owns Pepsi’s Kendall Jenner Ad

    Pepsi, take note. Heineken dropped an ad that follows three couples who are complete strangers and have opposing viewpoints — and miraculously it doesn’t end in chaos.The ad, titled “World’s Apart,” is how Pepsi should have handled their controver...

    The Dutch beer company released the ad Pepsi should have.

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    Members of the French National Front (FN) political party paste a poster on a free billboard for French National Front (FN) political party leader Marine Le Pen as part of the 2017 French presidential election campaign in Antibes, France, April 14, 2017.

    Could French ‘Bernie Bros’ Elect Le Pen?

    Could French ‘Bernie Bros’ Elect Le Pen?

    PARIS—Jean-Luc Mélenchon, the former Trotskyite, far-left French presidential candidate, has often drawn comparisons with Bernie Sanders—including from himself. Like Sanders, he proved adept at tapping an authentic feeling of popular anger mixed w...

    Heading into the second and decisive round of the French presidential election, grumbling leftists vow to abstain rather than vote Macron.

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    We Almost Went to War With North Korea

    We Almost Went to War With North Korea

    You can smell war.China, according to a U.S. defense official speaking to CNN, has put cruise missile-capable bombers “on high alert” and brought up other planes to a full state of readiness. The moves are meant, according to the official, to “red...

    Last time tensions on the Korean Peninsula got this high, President Carter jetted in to Pyongyang. This time North Korea is a much bigger threat.

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    Russia Gave to Citgo, Then Citgo Gave to Trump

    New Trump-Russia Link Discovered

    New Trump-Russia Link Discovered

    The oil company’s half-million donation to Donald Trump’s Inaugural Committee wasn’t illegal. But it certainly wasn’t moral. And the cash may have come from the Kremlin, at least indirectly.Recently released Federal Election Commission filings sho...

    Many big oil companies funded Trump’s inauguration. Only one is deeply in debt to the Kremlin.

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    North Korea

    Team Trump’s Plan to Squeeze N. Korea

    Team Trump’s Plan to Squeeze N. Korea

    It’s not a sonic boom or bunker buster Pyongyang should most fear from the Trump administration. It’s the sound of cash registers falling silent, and doors to the outside world shutting, as the U.S. works to convince China and other allies to cut ...

    After weeks of tweeted threats, the White House admits ‘there are no good military options’ against Pyongyang—and tries to turn up the geopolitical heat.

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    We Almost Went to War With North Korea

    We Almost Went to War With North Korea

    You can smell war.China, according to a U.S. defense official speaking to CNN, has put cruise missile-capable bombers “on high alert” and brought up other planes to a full state of readiness. The moves are meant, according to the official, to “red...

    Last time tensions on the Korean Peninsula got this high, President Carter jetted in to Pyongyang. This time North Korea is a much bigger threat.

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    U.S.

    Best Signs from People's Climate March

    Best Signs from People's Climate March

    For the second weekend in a row, thousands have decended upon Washington -- with satellite events occuring worldwide -- to protest in the name of science. Saturday's People's Climate March featured groups of protesters representing diffe...

    Thousands of protestors have come together in Washington for the People's Climate March

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    I Met My Syrian Neighbors in LA Traffic

    I Met My Syrian Neighbors in LA Traffic

    Here’s something I never thought I’d say: There’s an upside to the Los Angeles traffic.It was only because the ride to Los Angeles International Airport, 24 miles from my home, took a whopping 96 minutes that I chatted up my UBER driver. We were h...

    Chatting up her Syrian Uber driver on the way to LAX, she discovered that they were practically neighbors. Then she unearthed a much more abiding tie.

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    Alex Jones’ New Nemesis: ‘Spider Goats’

    Alex Jones’ New Nemesis: ‘Spider Goats’

    Before launching into a tirade about “human animal chimeras” and “spider goats” on Friday, Infowars founder Alex Jones took aim at Greek yogurt.Standing on the steps of the Travis County Courthouse in Austin, Jones threatened a countersuit against...

    Jones’ comments on the lawsuit came during a rambling, bizarre press conference held outside the courthouse where late Thursday night he lost a custody battle over his three children.

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    Best Signs from People's Climate March

    Best Signs from People's Climate March

    For the second weekend in a row, thousands have decended upon Washington -- with satellite events occuring worldwide -- to protest in the name of science. Saturday's People's Climate March featured groups of protesters representing diffe...

    Thousands of protestors have come together in Washington for the People's Climate March

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    Truther, Boris in the Bunker and the Pee Pee Tape

    Boris in the Bunker and the Pee Tape

    Boris in the Bunker and the Pee Tape

    Ben survived his run-in with some nasty shrimp and has returned to us. We made Kelly Weill (@kellyweill) join us to talk about Russiagate, posting for Putin on Twitter, and the next film in the 21 Jump Street franchise. Also we talk to Jeb Lund (@...

    This week we talk about Russiagate, posting for Putin on Twitter, and the next film in the ‘21 Jump Street’ franchise.

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    Alex Jones Loses Custody Case

    Alex Jones Loses Custody Case

    AUSTIN, Texas — Alex Jones suffered a dramatic defeat in his custody battle Thursday night in a trial that questioned both Jones’ future visitation of his children and the legitimacy of his performances on  InfoWars, his conspiracy-theory website ...

    Jones had been fighting to retain custody of his three children in the nine-day trial, with his lawyers arguing his InfoWars persona is simply a character.

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    Tech

    The Republican Lawmaker Who Secretly Created Reddit's Women-Hating Red Pill

    GOP Lawmaker Created Reddit’s ‘Red Pill’

    GOP Lawmaker Created Reddit’s ‘Red Pill’

    Last November, voters in New Hampshire’s Lakes Region re-elected to the state house of representatives a man who appears to be one of the secret architects of the internet’s misogynistic “Manosphere.”The homegrown son of a preacher, 31-year-old Ro...

    A web of secret online identities connects the creator of the misogynistic Red Pill forum to a New Hampshire state representative.

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    Fake News' Blows Up in Trolls' Faces

    ‘Fake News’ Blows Up in Trolls’ Faces

    ‘Fake News’ Blows Up in Trolls’ Faces

    It was a startling claim from a YouTube star with 3 million subscribers and 40 million viewers in the last month: “Evidence that WSJ used FAKE screenshots.”That was the title on Ethan Klein’s H3H3Productions YouTube video last week. The video itse...

    A YouTube star scored a viral hit claiming The Wall Street Journal faked a story about YouTube. The allegation raced round the world, but it wasn’t true.

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    Trump/ NASA

    Trump’s Space Race Saves NASA—For Now

    Trump’s Space Race Saves NASA—For Now

    President Donald Trump likes tanks, killer drones, and aircraft carriers, for which he has allocated billions of dollars in his proposed federal budget. What he does not seem to like, however, is research in biomedicine, alternative energy, or the...

    The president wants to massively cut most nonmilitary R&D—except for NASA. An interview with ‘How We’ll Live on Mars’ author Stephen Petranek reveals why.

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    Hacker

    FBI Arrests Hacker Who Hacked No One

    FBI Arrests Hacker Who Hacked No One

    Taylor Huddleston woke early on December 6th, hours before the Arkansas winter morning would stir to life with the sound of roosters and dogs. Since selling off the last piece of his software business two months earlier, Huddleston had nothing in ...

    He built a piece of software. That tool was pirated and abused by hackers. Now the feds want him to pay for the computer crooks’ crimes.

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    Fake News' Blows Up in Trolls' Faces

    ‘Fake News’ Blows Up in Trolls’ Faces

    ‘Fake News’ Blows Up in Trolls’ Faces

    It was a startling claim from a YouTube star with 3 million subscribers and 40 million viewers in the last month: “Evidence that WSJ used FAKE screenshots.”That was the title on Ethan Klein’s H3H3Productions YouTube video last week. The video itse...

    A YouTube star scored a viral hit claiming The Wall Street Journal faked a story about YouTube. The allegation raced round the world, but it wasn’t true.

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    Will Trump Pal Use Ties To Beat FDA

    Will Trump Donor Use Ties to Beat FDA?

    Will Trump Donor Use Ties to Beat FDA?

    By Marisa Taylor, Kaiser Health NewsParker Petit, a GOP-friendly biotech executive, has a new nickname since the presidential election. His critics call him “the Trump of Georgia.”An early supporter of Donald Trump’s, Petit is unfazed by the compa...

    Parker Petit says he doesn’t think his ties to the president and Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, who oversees the FDA, will benefit his wound care company.

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    Russia’s Info War on US Started in 2014

    Russia’s Info War on US Started in 2014

    On 26 October 2015, I authored a post at the Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI) entitled “Russia Returns as al Qaeda and the Islamic State’s Far Enemy” noting:“The Russians have used social media-driven information campaigns to discredit the...

    Clint Watts is testifying Thursday morning before the Senate’s intelligence committee on Russia’s interference in U.S. politics. Here’s what he told the senators.

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    Marsha Blackburn

    She Gave Away Your Data. Now Buy Hers.

    She Gave Away Your Data. Now Buy Hers.

    House Telecom Subcommittee Chairman Marsha Blackburn received $84,000 from telecommunications companies in the 2016 election cycle alone.On Tuesday, she and 264 other members of Congress, all Republicans, then voted to reverse a newly instituted F...

    Marsha Blackburn—who got nearly $700K from the telecom industry—voted to make selling private browsing data easier. The guy who raised over $100K to buy hers says he isn't bluffing.

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    Will Trump Pal Use Ties To Beat FDA

    Will Trump Donor Use Ties to Beat FDA?

    Will Trump Donor Use Ties to Beat FDA?

    By Marisa Taylor, Kaiser Health NewsParker Petit, a GOP-friendly biotech executive, has a new nickname since the presidential election. His critics call him “the Trump of Georgia.”An early supporter of Donald Trump’s, Petit is unfazed by the compa...

    Parker Petit says he doesn’t think his ties to the president and Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, who oversees the FDA, will benefit his wound care company.

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    Arts + Culture

    New York artist Keith Haring decorates the Berlin Wall with 100 meters of graffiti. The artist, famous because of his New Yoek subway painting, begins his work near West Berlin's Checkpoint Charlie on
Keith Haring, Berlin, Germany

    When Keith Haring Hit The Berlin Wall

    When Keith Haring Hit The Berlin Wall

    Life as a graffiti artist in 1980s New York was tough. The backlash against the freedom of colorfully-sprayed expression that had taken over the city in the 70s was harsh: politicians claimed the art form was a harbinger of crime and violence. Dur...

    Haring, the celebrated street artist, spray-painted a section of the Berlin Wall in 1986. Just a few years later, both structure and artist would be gone.

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    The New Sexual Revolution: Monogamy

    The New Sexual Revolution: Monogamy

    When one of my friends got into her top-choice medical school—The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), ranked number three in the country—she cried, but not because she was happy. After the email popped up on her phone, she made an excu...

    For a young professional woman in her twenties, settling down can seem like a conflicting betrayal of feminist values.

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    Can Bill Shine Survive At Fox News?

    Can Bill Shine Survive At Fox News?

    Former Fox News executive vice president Michael Clemente had a nickname for Bill Shine, his longtime rival who ultimately prevailed in their battle to succeed Roger Ailes.The 61-year-old Clemente—who refused to comment for this article, and was f...

    The longevity of Bill Shine as co-president of Fox News is threatened by his reputation as Roger Ailes’s henchman. Just what did he know about the sexual and racial scandals rocking ...

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    Laurie Metcalf’s ‘Doll’s House’ Triumph

    Laurie Metcalf’s ‘Doll’s House’ Triumph

    If you should see any ashen-faced individuals wandering near Times Square, looking up at the bright hoardings announcing plays on theaters, be kind to them. For these broken people are likely theater critics who have just endured a full-on battery...

    Ibsen’s classic play saw heroine Nora close the door on an oppressive marriage. ‘A Doll’s House, Part 2’ asks what happened if she returned 15 years later.

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    The New Sexual Revolution: Monogamy

    The New Sexual Revolution: Monogamy

    When one of my friends got into her top-choice medical school—The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), ranked number three in the country—she cried, but not because she was happy. After the email popped up on her phone, she made an excu...

    For a young professional woman in her twenties, settling down can seem like a conflicting betrayal of feminist values.

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    Jesse Watters on Fox.

    Watters Isn't Getting Fired Over Ivanka

    Watters Isn't Getting Fired Over Ivanka

    Like his long-time mentor Bill O’Reilly before him, Fox News host Jesse Watters took a vacation abruptly after he found himself the butt of public outrage.However, unlike O’Reilly before him, don’t expect this to mean he’s done at the network.“I’m...

    While “vacations” in the past have spelled the end of the road for controversial Fox News hosts, sources say Jesse Watters’ trip amid outrage over his Ivanka remarks was pre-planned.

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    Shepard Fairey & Ai Weiwei Take On Trump

    Shepard Fairey & Ai Weiwei Take On Trump

    Among the colorful poster art from the Women’s March protests, you may have seen the red-white-and-blue face of a Muslim-American woman wearing an American flag hijab--one of a series of inauguration-inspired “We the People” images by graphic arti...

    “A lot of people felt defeated and hopeless by Trump’s election,” Fairey tells the Daily Beast. “But I feel his election should energize people to resist apathy, ignorance, sexism, x...

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    Prince Harry

    How Meghan Helped Harry Talk About Diana

    How Meghan Helped Harry Talk About Diana

    Prince Harry found the courage to speak out about the effects on his mental health of the death of his mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, thanks to the encouragement and support of his new girlfriend Meghan Markle, according to insiders quoted by U...

    The prince has undergone a remarkable transformation from out-of-control party boy to emotionally intelligent adult. New girlfriend Meghan Markle was the catalyst, sources say.

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    Jesse Watters on Fox.

    Watters Isn't Getting Fired Over Ivanka

    Watters Isn't Getting Fired Over Ivanka

    Like his long-time mentor Bill O’Reilly before him, Fox News host Jesse Watters took a vacation abruptly after he found himself the butt of public outrage.However, unlike O’Reilly before him, don’t expect this to mean he’s done at the network.“I’m...

    While “vacations” in the past have spelled the end of the road for controversial Fox News hosts, sources say Jesse Watters’ trip amid outrage over his Ivanka remarks was pre-planned.

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