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    Trump's Slow-Motion Mutiny

    Trump's Slow-Motion Mutiny

    “If you’d been loyal to Queeg, do you think all this would have come up?” Lt. Greenwald asks Lt. Maryk in their confrontation at the close of the classic 1954 movie of The Caine Mutiny.Lt. Maryk answers sheepishly, “It probably wouldn’t have been ...

    In our storm-tossed vessel, the question is how we should respond to an overwhelmed leader.

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    Dreamer detained

    Dreamer: ICE Threatened to Kick Me Out

    Dreamer: ICE Threatened to Kick Me Out

    A 19-year-old Honduran immigrant detained this week said U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement told him he would be deported despite receiving legal protection from an Obama-era program.Josue Romero of San Antonio, Texas, was arrested by police...

    An immigrant with no criminal record protected by an Obama order said the feds wanted to put him on a flight to Honduras. He’s free for now.

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    Religious Right’s Anti-Gay Rollercoaster

    Religious Right’s Anti-Gay Rollercoaster

    The Trump administration has been a rollercoaster for anti-LGBT groups on the religious right.This Monday the State Department announced that Randy Berry, the Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBTI Persons under President Obama, would keep “h...

    The religious right is angry the Trump administration will keep Obama’s LGBT rights envoy. But they may still get the anti-gay legislation they desire.

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    Trump's Slow-Motion Mutiny

    Trump's Slow-Motion Mutiny

    “If you’d been loyal to Queeg, do you think all this would have come up?” Lt. Greenwald asks Lt. Maryk in their confrontation at the close of the classic 1954 movie of The Caine Mutiny.Lt. Maryk answers sheepishly, “It probably wouldn’t have been ...

    In our storm-tossed vessel, the question is how we should respond to an overwhelmed leader.

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    DHS Blasts AP’s National Guard Story

    DHS Blasts AP’s National Guard Story

    The Department of Homeland Security is roundly condemning an Associated Press story that broke Friday morning about considering the use of the National Guard to “round up” undocumented immigrants. The DHS says that isn’t true, and—contra the AP’s ...

    An explosive report that Secretary Kelly wanted to use troops to “round up” undocumented immigrants gets serious pushback.

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    Muslims

    Thanks, Trump, for Helping Muslims

    Thanks, Trump, for Helping Muslims

    Donald Trump has done something truly amazing: He has inspired thousands and thousands of Americans to stand up for Muslims in opposition to his “Muslim ban.” It’s such an astounding development that I’m almost happy Trump won!I’ll be blunt: I nev...

    It’s been so moving to see ‘We’re All Muslims Now’ signs. And we’re going to see tons of them in Times Square this Sunday. Thanks, Donald!

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    Entertainment

    \Hillary Clinton and Glenn Close as "Norma Desmond" pose backstage at the hit musical "Sunset Boulevard" on Broadway at The Palace Theater on February 15, 2017 in New York City.

    When Hillary Clinton Met Norma Desmond

    When Hillary Clinton Met Norma Desmond

    The whooping started just as we were all seated, with moments to go before the curtain rose on Wednesday evening’s performance of Sunset Boulevard.The applause and cheering were not yet for Glenn Close, back on Broadway 22 years after winning the ...

    On Wednesday, Hillary Clinton came to see Glenn Close’s brilliant incarnation of Norma Desmond in ‘Sunset Boulevard.’ Did she find emotional echoes in the production?

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    Feb 14, 2016; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Eastern Conference forward LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers (23) goes up for the opening tip against Western Conference forward Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers (24) to start the NBA All Star Game at Air Canada Centre.

    Watch Live: NBA All-Star Game 2017

    Watch Live: NBA All-Star Game 2017

    If you love basketball, this weekend’s sure to be a slam dunk. Running from February 17–19, the 2017 NBA All-Star Weekend will take place in New Orleans, Louisiana, and feature the biggest names in basketball. The fun starts Friday, with the Celeb...

    LeBron, Steph Curry, Durant, and Irving will headline the 66th NBA All-Star game. Here’s how to live stream it.

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    Hillary Clinton and Kate McKinnon (as Hillary Clinton) on 'Saturday Night Live.'

    Hillary and SNL’s Hillary Party in NYC

    Hillary and SNL’s Hillary Party in NYC

    Hillary Clinton was spotted breaking bread with her official Saturday Night Live surrogate, Kate McKinnon, before going to take in Oscar-nominated actress Glenn Close in the Broadway play Sunset Boulevard.The pair was spotted by a spy for Page Six...

    The Democratic presidential nominee and the comedienne who plays her on SNL reportedly painted the town red.

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    ‘Get Out’: A Spooky Racial Horror Movie

    ‘Get Out’: A Spooky Racial Horror Movie

    It was a screening I won’t soon forget.Rumors had been swirling through the thin mountain air: Get Out, a racial horror movie by first-time filmmaker Jordan Peele, would be the “surprise midnight screening” of this year’s Sundance Film Festival. I...

    Jordan Peele opens up about his scary-brilliant directorial debut, his SNL crossroads, and Donald Trump’s penchant for gaslighting.

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    Feb 14, 2016; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Eastern Conference forward LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers (23) goes up for the opening tip against Western Conference forward Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers (24) to start the NBA All Star Game at Air Canada Centre.

    Watch Live: NBA All-Star Game 2017

    Watch Live: NBA All-Star Game 2017

    If you love basketball, this weekend’s sure to be a slam dunk. Running from February 17–19, the 2017 NBA All-Star Weekend will take place in New Orleans, Louisiana, and feature the biggest names in basketball. The fun starts Friday, with the Celeb...

    LeBron, Steph Curry, Durant, and Irving will headline the 66th NBA All-Star game. Here’s how to live stream it.

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    Why ‘The Good Fight’ Had to Tackle Trump

    Why ‘The Good Fight’ Had to Tackle Trump

    When Donald Trump won the presidential election on Nov. 8, the creators, cast, and writers of The Good Fight had a four-letter reaction that mimicked the one its lead character, Christine Baranski’s Diane Lockhart, lets fly for the first time in t...

    The creators of ‘The Good Wife’ spinoff and star Christine Baranski talk how assuming Clinton would win bit them in the rear—but also why the show is now timelier than ever.

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    Meyers Mocks Trump’s ‘Racist’ Presser

    Meyers Mocks Trump’s ‘Racist’ Presser

    If ever there was a political event that deserved “A Closer Look” by Seth Meyers, it was Thursday’s “batshit crazy” press conference from President Donald Trump “full of false claims, grievances, and attacks on the media.”After literally shredding...

    The ‘Late Night’ host criticized the president’s wacky press conference—his first fielding questions from critical news outlets.

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    Noah Breaks Down Trump’s Insane Presser

    Noah Breaks Down Trump’s Insane Presser

    “We had a really nice show planned for you,” Trevor Noah told his audience at the top of Thursday night’s Daily Show. “Very civil, very calm. And then, in the middle of the day, Hurricane Trump happened, again.” After playing a montage of the best...

    The ‘Daily Show’ host didn’t want to cover President Trump’s press conference, but he had no choice.

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    Why ‘The Good Fight’ Had to Tackle Trump

    Why ‘The Good Fight’ Had to Tackle Trump

    When Donald Trump won the presidential election on Nov. 8, the creators, cast, and writers of The Good Fight had a four-letter reaction that mimicked the one its lead character, Christine Baranski’s Diane Lockhart, lets fly for the first time in t...

    The creators of ‘The Good Wife’ spinoff and star Christine Baranski talk how assuming Clinton would win bit them in the rear—but also why the show is now timelier than ever.

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    World News

    FSB

    Russian Whistleblowers Turn on Putin

    Russian Whistleblowers Turn on Putin

    KIEV—Only a few months ago Denis Voronenkov and Maria Maksakova were two of the brightest stars in Moscow’s political firmament, trying to improve the system from inside, but very much a part of it. They rode in luxurious cars, dined with the Krem...

    A husband and wife who were members of the Russian parliament have defected to Ukraine. The Kremlin calls them ‘enemies of the people.’ Enemies of Putin is more like it.

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    Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke leads a Holy Mass in the chapel of the Vatican Governorate to mark the opening of the Judicial Year of the Tribunal of Vatican City at the Vatican, January 11, 2014.

    Conspiracy in the Curia!

    Conspiracy in the Curia!

    ROME — Catholic conspiracy theorists unite! After weeks of speculation that American Cardinal Raymond Burke had been secretly slapping up anti-Pope posters and stirring up a schism among conservatives who oppose Pope Francis, the American has sudd...

    An American cardinal who opposes Pope Francis has just been sent to the remote Pacific island of Guam.

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    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un gives a speech at the 9th Congress of the Kim Il Sung Socialist Youth League in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang on August 29, 2016.

    North Korea: Macbeth With Nukes

    North Korea: Macbeth With Nukes

    On my Thursday, Malaysian authorities arrested the second of two women in connection with the death Monday of Kim Jong Nam, once in line to lead the North Korean regime.Kim, the elder half-brother of leader Kim Jong Un, died on his way to a hospit...

    The Kimster is desperate, his risk threshold is low, and he has dangerous weapons. A very frightening mix.

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    Amanda Todd

    Did a Sextortionist Drive Her to Death?

    Did a Sextortionist Drive Her to Death?

    AMSTERDAM—Her name was Amanda Todd. She was 15 years old, and she became a tragic symbol of what has come to be called sextortion. Persuaded on a live chat to flash her breasts, she then was told that all her social media friends and email contact...

    It’s been more than four years since the Canadian teenager was driven to suicide. But now in a Dutch court it looks like justice will be done.

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    Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke leads a Holy Mass in the chapel of the Vatican Governorate to mark the opening of the Judicial Year of the Tribunal of Vatican City at the Vatican, January 11, 2014.

    Conspiracy in the Curia!

    Conspiracy in the Curia!

    ROME — Catholic conspiracy theorists unite! After weeks of speculation that American Cardinal Raymond Burke had been secretly slapping up anti-Pope posters and stirring up a schism among conservatives who oppose Pope Francis, the American has sudd...

    An American cardinal who opposes Pope Francis has just been sent to the remote Pacific island of Guam.

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    Can Russia Derail a French Front-Runner?

    Can Russia Derail a French Front-Runner?

    Can Russia Derail a French Front-Runner?

    PARIS—Perhaps it’s a badge of honor. Emmanuel Macron, the surprise front-runner in the race for the French presidency—the man now given the best chance to meet and defeat right-wing populist Marine Le Pen in the final round of elections this May—n...

    Emmanuel Macron may be the last best hope to stop the Putin-backed populist tide in Europe, and the Russians know it.

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    Priests, Putin & a Suitcase of Cyanide

    Priests, Putin & a Suitcase of Cyanide

    TBILISI, Georgia—This small Black Sea country was scandalized on Monday by news that a high-ranking priest—a member of the inner circle of the Georgian Orthodox Church—was arrested for the attempted murder of another even higher “high-ranking cler...

    An unorthodox alleged murder plot is testing Georgia’s Orthodox order.

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    Harward

    Can This SEAL Save Trump’s White House?

    Can This SEAL Save Trump’s White House?

    America’s likely next national security adviser, Navy SEAL Bob Harward, calls himself an “action man.” And he has the combat creds and larger-than-life personality to back it up, as well as the sometimes-combative personality that can turn an argu...

    Adm. Bob Harward fought the Taliban after 9/11, ran prisons in Afghanistan, and still jumps out of airplanes at age 60. But his toughest job may be coming next.

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    Can Russia Derail a French Front-Runner?

    Can Russia Derail a French Front-Runner?

    Can Russia Derail a French Front-Runner?

    PARIS—Perhaps it’s a badge of honor. Emmanuel Macron, the surprise front-runner in the race for the French presidency—the man now given the best chance to meet and defeat right-wing populist Marine Le Pen in the final round of elections this May—n...

    Emmanuel Macron may be the last best hope to stop the Putin-backed populist tide in Europe, and the Russians know it.

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    U.S.

    Darwin Would See Right Through Pence

    Darwin Would See Right Through Pence

    Darwin Would See Right Through Pence

    One of the first priorities of demagoguery is the fostering of ignorance. Lies require collaboration from those who are being lied to, and for a propaganda machine to be effective it needs a special kind of public ignorance.This can happen in soci...

    The vice president dodges the question of whether he believes in evolution but he has his own version of intelligent design as he rides the wave of a new kind of ignorance.

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    Alt Right & Fake News

    How The Right Co-Opted ‘Fake News’

    How The Right Co-Opted ‘Fake News’

    When Donald Trump berated CNN’s Jim Acosta during Trump’s first press conference as president-elect, it proved to be a bellwether for the way he would wield language against his media critics. As a candidate, Trump’s political speech was cynical, ...

    To Donald Trump and the right, any news or facts they don’t like or disagree with are labeled fake news, leaving us in a world where the truth becomes just a matter of opinion.

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    Dreamer detained

    Dreamer: ICE Threatened to Kick Me Out

    Dreamer: ICE Threatened to Kick Me Out

    A 19-year-old Honduran immigrant detained this week said U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement told him he would be deported despite receiving legal protection from an Obama-era program.Josue Romero of San Antonio, Texas, was arrested by police...

    An immigrant with no criminal record protected by an Obama order said the feds wanted to put him on a flight to Honduras. He’s free for now.

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    Darwin Would See Right Through Pence

    Darwin Would See Right Through Pence

    Darwin Would See Right Through Pence

    One of the first priorities of demagoguery is the fostering of ignorance. Lies require collaboration from those who are being lied to, and for a propaganda machine to be effective it needs a special kind of public ignorance.This can happen in soci...

    The vice president dodges the question of whether he believes in evolution but he has his own version of intelligent design as he rides the wave of a new kind of ignorance.

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    Citizens taking oath

    They Took the Day Off—to Become Citizens

    They Took the Day Off—to Become Citizens

    One place from which no immigrant stayed home in protest on Thursday was the ceremonial courtroom at Brooklyn federal court, where 136 applicants were sworn as new citizens.By 10 a.m., they had all turned in the laminated green cards that had been...

    While immigrants across the United States stayed home from work in protest on Thursday, 136 appeared in a Brooklyn courthouse for a swearing-in ceremony.

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    Trump's Fake News About Crime

    Trump’s Crime Lies Are The Real Menace

    Trump’s Crime Lies Are The Real Menace

    Moments after Jeff Sessions was sworn in as the nation’s next attorney general, President Trump signed his latest executive orders, creating a task force to reduce crime. Rising crime, the new attorney general said, represents “a dangerous, perman...

    An imaginary crime wave undergirds the administration’s policies, from the border wall to the immigrant ban to more and harsher urban policing.

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    Tech

    Congressman

    Congressman in Bed With Foreign Biotech

    Congressman in Bed With Foreign Biotech

    By Rachel Bluth and Emily KoppWhen a small Australian biotechnology company, Innate Immunotherapeutics, needed a clinical trial for an experimental drug it hoped to turn into a huge moneymaker, the company landed a U.S. partner where it had high-l...

    Why are Republican Chris Collins and his family—and his staffers on the Hill and his wealthy friends—buying up a significant share of an Australian biotech firm?

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    Inside the ISIS drone factory

    ISIS’s Drone Papers Revealed

    ISIS’s Drone Papers Revealed

    This report was originally published by The Combatting Terrorism Center at West Point.By Don Rassler, Muhammad al-’Ubaydi, Vera MirnovaMuch has been made of the Islamic State drone threat ever since the group killed two Kurdish soldiers in October...

    At a former jihadist-run facility in Mosul, Iraq, researchers uncovered a cache of documents that show how the so-called Islamic State buys, builds, and deploys unmanned aircraft.

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    Uber

    #DeleteUber Activists Hail CEO Decision

    #DeleteUber Activists Hail CEO Decision

    Activists in the quickly mobilized effort to oppose Uber were celebrating Thursday evening after their message finally broke through.Less than a week after a massively successful social media campaign using the hashtag #DeleteUber implored users t...

    The creator of the movement called Travis Kalanick’s exit from the president’s economic council a ‘crushing victory’—but said it’s not yet time for people to start using the app again.

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    Russian super hacker wants to be Trump's Chelsea Manning

    Will Trump Free a Russian Superhacker?

    Will Trump Free a Russian Superhacker?

    The Federal Detention Center near Seattle is home to 563 men and women who are all waiting for something. Some are accused criminals approaching trial, others are immigrants facing deportation, a few are serving a sentence and waiting for their re...

    A Putin ally and his criminal son bet big on Trump winning the White House. Will the new president reward their faith in him?

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    Inside the ISIS drone factory

    ISIS’s Drone Papers Revealed

    ISIS’s Drone Papers Revealed

    This report was originally published by The Combatting Terrorism Center at West Point.By Don Rassler, Muhammad al-’Ubaydi, Vera MirnovaMuch has been made of the Islamic State drone threat ever since the group killed two Kurdish soldiers in October...

    At a former jihadist-run facility in Mosul, Iraq, researchers uncovered a cache of documents that show how the so-called Islamic State buys, builds, and deploys unmanned aircraft.

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    Reddit Bans Alt-Right Group

    Reddit Bans Alt-Right Group

    Reddit, the enormous online community-run forum, announced on Wednesday night that it was banning the white nationalist subreddit r/altright, due to “posting of personal information,” otherwise known as doxxing.“Reddit is the proud home to some of...

    The company, once a haven for right wing extremism, is cracking down on the hub of white nationalists—right after its founder blasted Trump’s ban on immigrants and refugees.

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    Paralyzed Patients Speak for First Time

    Paralyzed Patients Speak for First Time

    Imagine what it would be like to be fully conscious and aware of your surroundings, but trapped inside a paralyzed body, not only unable to move, but unable to communicate in any way, for the rest of your life. Unable to express feelings, thoughts...

    When a new brain-computer interface reached the thoughts of completely locked-in patients for the first time ever, it found them engaged and happy to be alive.

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    Layed Down Pregnant Woman And Partner Having 4D Ultrasound Scan

    Not Pro-Life or Pro-Choice. Pro-Parent.

    Not Pro-Life or Pro-Choice. Pro-Parent.

    Last week saw the largest demonstrations for women’s rights in human history. And yesterday saw the annual the March for Life in Washington, D.C., which describes itself as opposing “the greatest human rights violation of our time, legal abortion ...

    The anguish and devotion of parents who must make heartrending choices about the health of their children convinces one doctor that only parents have the ultimate say.

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    Reddit Bans Alt-Right Group

    Reddit Bans Alt-Right Group

    Reddit, the enormous online community-run forum, announced on Wednesday night that it was banning the white nationalist subreddit r/altright, due to “posting of personal information,” otherwise known as doxxing.“Reddit is the proud home to some of...

    The company, once a haven for right wing extremism, is cracking down on the hub of white nationalists—right after its founder blasted Trump’s ban on immigrants and refugees.

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    Arts + Culture

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Thrive Global launch event, New York, USA - 30 Nov 2016

    Arianna Naps Through Trump’s Nightmare

    Arianna Naps Through Trump’s Nightmare

    Revolutions can start anywhere—harbors. fruit markets, smoky cafes. So why not from the bed, too? That, I suppose, is the premise of Arianna Huffington’s obsession with sleep, embodied in last year’s book The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Li...

    Arianna Huffington thinks we’d all be better off if we got more sleep, but her fixation on snoozing comes at precisely the wrong time. In the age of Trump, wakefulness is the key.

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    Religious Right’s Anti-Gay Rollercoaster

    Religious Right’s Anti-Gay Rollercoaster

    The Trump administration has been a rollercoaster for anti-LGBT groups on the religious right.This Monday the State Department announced that Randy Berry, the Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBTI Persons under President Obama, would keep “h...

    The religious right is angry the Trump administration will keep Obama’s LGBT rights envoy. But they may still get the anti-gay legislation they desire.

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    Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones Live on stage at the Don Valley Stadium, Sheffield UK. Voodoo Lounge Tour.

    The Mystery of Mick Jagger’s LSD Memoir

    The Mystery of Mick Jagger’s LSD Memoir

    A British publisher has told The Daily Beast that a “lost” Mick Jagger autobiography that is the equivalent of the “dead sea scrolls” for Rolling Stones fans is “gathering dust” on his desk after Jagger declined to allow it to be published.John Bl...

    Mick Jagger’s memoir, detailing how he bought a crumbling multimillion-pound country mansion while high on LSD, may never be published.

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    Street style at the Dion Lee runway show

    The Standout Street Style at NYFW

    The Standout Street Style at NYFW

    It’s not all celebrities and the super-rich. Outside the shows, the colorfully dressed, the influencers, bloggers, and simply stylish also descended.

    It’s not all celebrities and the super-rich. Outside the shows, the colorfully dressed, the influencers, bloggers, and simply stylish also descended.

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    Religious Right’s Anti-Gay Rollercoaster

    Religious Right’s Anti-Gay Rollercoaster

    The Trump administration has been a rollercoaster for anti-LGBT groups on the religious right.This Monday the State Department announced that Randy Berry, the Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBTI Persons under President Obama, would keep “h...

    The religious right is angry the Trump administration will keep Obama’s LGBT rights envoy. But they may still get the anti-gay legislation they desire.

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    Marc Jacobs

    Ralph and Marc’s Fashion Week Farewell

    Ralph and Marc’s Fashion Week Farewell

    Ralph Lauren by Lizzie CrockerUnlike last season, there was no shopping extravaganza following Ralph Lauren’s see-now-buy-now fashion show on Wednesday night at the designer’s New York City flagship store. The designer made his first foray into th...

    To close out NYFW, Lauren transformed his mansion into an orangerie of sorts, while Jacobs staged a piece of hip-hop-inspired fashion theater at the Armory.

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    Tapper Response

    Tapper Rips Trump’s ‘Unhinged’ Presser

    Tapper Rips Trump’s ‘Unhinged’ Presser

    “Wow, what an amazing an hour-and-15-minute briefing by the president of the United States,” CNN’s Wolf Blitzer said moments after Donald Trump walked off the stage at his most contentious press conference to date.While the event was designed to i...

    Immediately following Trump’s press conference on Thursday, Jake Tapper laid into the president for leaving his voters behind.

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    NYFW

    Thom Browne, Master of Fashion Theater

    Thom Browne, Master of Fashion Theater

    Thom Browne by Lizzie CrockerA German fashion editor was once baffled when I told him that Thom Browne’s womenswear shows are invariably my favorites at New York Fashion Week. Wasn’t I bothered by how his models are always made to appear so disemb...

    Thom Browne served up artistry, Marchesa glamorous luxe, and a collection-spanning showroom display of Michael Kors had something for everybody.

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    Marc Jacobs

    Ralph and Marc’s Fashion Week Farewell

    Ralph and Marc’s Fashion Week Farewell

    Ralph Lauren by Lizzie CrockerUnlike last season, there was no shopping extravaganza following Ralph Lauren’s see-now-buy-now fashion show on Wednesday night at the designer’s New York City flagship store. The designer made his first foray into th...

    To close out NYFW, Lauren transformed his mansion into an orangerie of sorts, while Jacobs staged a piece of hip-hop-inspired fashion theater at the Armory.

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