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    U.S. President Donald Trump takes the stage to address the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Oxon Hill, Maryland, U.S. February 24, 2017.

    At CPAC, Trump Ups War with ‘The Media’

    At CPAC, Trump Ups War with ‘The Media’

    NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland — Last year, this was Ted Cruz country. Today, it was The Donald J. Trump Show.At the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference hosted by the American Conservative Union at National Harbor, Trump made his triumphant C...

    Speaking to the American Conservative Union on Friday, the president relied on campaign trail standbys and his new favorite target: railing against the media.

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    Constituents of Virginiaís 2nd District hold up signs during a town hall meeting held by U.S.  Representative Scott Taylor (R-VA) at Kempsville High School in Virginia Beach, Virginia, U.S., February 20, 2017.  \

    Middle America: Hands Off My Obamacare

    Middle America: Hands Off My Obamacare

    If being a pig farmer was enough to make Joni Ernst a United States senator, if that one ad about castrating hogs was enough to make her one of 100 people with enormous influence over every aspect of U.S. policy making, then it ought to be enough ...

    Even Republican, Ozarks, military, NRA families sometimes have rare connective tissue disorders.

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    White House Senior Advisor Kellyanne Conway speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland, U.S., February 23, 2017.

    Lost at CPAC: Any Sense of Principle

    Lost at CPAC: Any Sense of Principle

    Up there with the surprise of seven new planets is one that awaits you at this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference, once composed primarily of the religious right of the Republican Party. Gone is the pretense of principle. They have co...

    It’s a total victory-lap party down there in National Harbor. But something important is missing…

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    U.S. President Donald Trump takes the stage to address the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Oxon Hill, Maryland, U.S. February 24, 2017.

    At CPAC, Trump Ups War with ‘The Media’

    At CPAC, Trump Ups War with ‘The Media’

    NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland — Last year, this was Ted Cruz country. Today, it was The Donald J. Trump Show.At the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference hosted by the American Conservative Union at National Harbor, Trump made his triumphant C...

    Speaking to the American Conservative Union on Friday, the president relied on campaign trail standbys and his new favorite target: railing against the media.

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    Justin Amash

    GOP Rep. Goes Overtime With Angry Crowd

    GOP Rep. Goes Overtime With Angry Crowd

    BATTLE CREEK, Mich.—After 55 minutes of boos, grave concerns and complaints, Rep. Justin Amash seemed to be looking to break the tension at his afternoon town hall.“You look happy,” Amash said with a nervous but hopeful laugh before handing over t...

    Rep. Justin Amash said he wasn’t afraid to meet with unhappy constituents and on Thursday he proved it.

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    CPAC

    CPAC: ‘Revolution Is Here & It’s Bloody’

    CPAC: ‘Revolution Is Here & It’s Bloody’

    Last year, shortly after the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, the board of directors of the American Conservative Union convened a conference call to discuss the party’s newly minted presidential nominee Donald J. Trump.The ...

    CPAC has long been a parade of the Republican fringe. But in 2016, the fringe took over and now they have the main stage all to themselves.

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    Time to Hold Chris Brown Accountable

    Time to Hold Chris Brown Accountable

    “The point is, stop defending these assholes and always blaming the woman. It’s sad & sick, & is why women don’t speak out. Women literally get murdered by men who act like this and y’all thing it’s cute or she just wants attention gtfoh.”...

    Brown is just the latest in a long line of women-beaters, from John Lennon and Miles Davis to Ozzy Osbourne and James Brown, who have not been properly judged for their heinous actio...

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    Will Affleck’s Past Cost Him the Oscar?

    Will Affleck’s Past Cost Him the Oscar?

    MARLOW: After discussing this year’s biggest Oscars controversies and why Viola Davis needs a goddamn Academy Award already, we’ve waded our way to Best Actor and Best Actress. As it happens, the former is the most hotly contested category at this...

    The Daily Beast’s Marlow Stern and Kevin Fallon discuss the Best Actor and Actress Academy Award races—including the biggest controversy of this awards season.

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     Charlamagne Tha God hosts Producers Series With Jahlil Beats at Lavo on August 22, 2016 in New York City.

    Charlamagne Tha God Is Taking Over

    Charlamagne Tha God Is Taking Over

    How did a kid from Moncks Corner, South Carolina, grow up to be a hip-hop arbiter and self-described “super jock?” Charlamagne Tha God credits both God and The Secret-style positive thinking for his radio personality superstardom. After all, when ...

    The co-host of the popular radio show The Breakfast Club opens up about his controversial relationship with the right-wing screamhead, black celebs meeting with Trump, and much more.

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    I Don't Feel At Home In This World Anymore

    What to Do When Everyone Is an A**hole

    What to Do When Everyone Is an A**hole

    Everything is awful in I don’t feel at home in this world anymore., and nursing assistant Ruth Kimke (Melanie Lynskey) is mad as hell about it. She keeps finding dog crap on her front lawn. She has to listen to one of her patients respond to a TV ...

    Misery and silliness abound in the excellent, Sundance-winner black comedy ‘I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore,’ about a woman fed up with a world full of a**holes.

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    Will Affleck’s Past Cost Him the Oscar?

    Will Affleck’s Past Cost Him the Oscar?

    MARLOW: After discussing this year’s biggest Oscars controversies and why Viola Davis needs a goddamn Academy Award already, we’ve waded our way to Best Actor and Best Actress. As it happens, the former is the most hotly contested category at this...

    The Daily Beast’s Marlow Stern and Kevin Fallon discuss the Best Actor and Actress Academy Award races—including the biggest controversy of this awards season.

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    Meyers Scolds Trump for Trans ‘Bullying’

    Meyers Scolds Trump for Trans ‘Bullying’

    When Seth Meyers wants to go deep into the nuances of a specific issue facing the country, he takes “A Closer Look.” When he’s just pissed off about something, he opts for a more direct method with a segment called “Hey!” Thursday night, it was th...

    The ‘Late Night’ host had some harsh words for the president’s decision to rollback rights for trans kids.

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    Colbert Savages InfoWars’ Alex Jones

    Colbert Savages InfoWars’ Alex Jones

    As he does on a nightly basis, Stephen Colbert opened his Late Show monologue on Wednesday with some jokes at President Donald Trump’s expense. But this time, he got a little philosophical about it. “I hope that doesn’t upset Donald Trump, becau...

    The ‘Late Show’ host did a deep dive into the conspiracy theory site InfoWars during his Wednesday night monologue.

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    Bowie and George Michael Remembered

    Bowie and George Michael Remembered

    Tearful tributes to David Bowie and George Michael, both of whom died last year, dominated the Brit Awards, the U.K. pop music awards, in London last night.Andrew Ridgeley, Michael’s former Wham! band-mate, led the encomiums to Michael, while Bowi...

    Emotional tributes were paid to David Bowie and George Michael at the U.K.’s biggest music awards, while Katy Perry inadvertently provided a new ‘left shark’ moment.

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    Meyers Scolds Trump for Trans ‘Bullying’

    Meyers Scolds Trump for Trans ‘Bullying’

    When Seth Meyers wants to go deep into the nuances of a specific issue facing the country, he takes “A Closer Look.” When he’s just pissed off about something, he opts for a more direct method with a segment called “Hey!” Thursday night, it was th...

    The ‘Late Night’ host had some harsh words for the president’s decision to rollback rights for trans kids.

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    World News

    Al-Bab

    ISIS Bastion Falls to Turkish Push

    ISIS Bastion Falls to Turkish Push

    ISTANBUL—Backed by Turkish air, armor and artillery support, Free Syrian Army forces announced on Thursday the capture Al Bab, a major stronghold of the so-called Islamic State in northern Syria, following a two and a half months of battle.The cit...

    Al Bab has long been at the heart of ISIS operations in Syria—and also against Europe and America. On Thursday, it fell to militias supported by Ankara.

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    The Real Target of Trump's Ban Is Iran

    The Real Target of Trump's Ban Is Iran

    The Real Target of Trump's Ban Is Iran

    After what appeared to be a costly misfire, the Trump administration appears ready to release a revised executive order on immigration after massaging the language through the traditional interagency process it skipped the first time around.It sho...

    Iran has been politically or militarily active across the globe—including each of the six other states covered by the disputed U.S. travel ban.

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    £1M Gitmo Detainee Just Blew Himself Up

    £1M Gitmo Detainee Just Blew Himself Up

    £1M Gitmo Detainee Just Blew Himself Up

    Almost 13 years ago today, Jamal al-Harith was freed from Guantanamo Bay and returned to the U.K. But he won’t be celebrating the anniversary this year. Instead, he has blown himself up in Mosul on behalf of the so-called Islamic State.What makes ...

    Jamal al-Harith got a million pounds from the British government—and plenty of friendly coverage in the press—after his release from Guantanamo. Now he’s become a martyr for ISIS.

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     Italy's State Funded LGBT "Clubs"

    Italy Paid for Gay Orgies

    Italy Paid for Gay Orgies

    ROME—There is little question that Italy has been slow on the uptake when it comes to recognizing equal rights for the country’s LGBT community. Last year Italy was the last in western Europe to finally pass a same sex union law, though it remains...

    The country’s anti-discrimination department used funds intended to combat homophobia to invest in private prostitution clubs.

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    The Real Target of Trump's Ban Is Iran

    The Real Target of Trump's Ban Is Iran

    The Real Target of Trump's Ban Is Iran

    After what appeared to be a costly misfire, the Trump administration appears ready to release a revised executive order on immigration after massaging the language through the traditional interagency process it skipped the first time around.It sho...

    Iran has been politically or militarily active across the globe—including each of the six other states covered by the disputed U.S. travel ban.

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    Europe Confronts the Jekyll/Hyde Trump Administration

    Trump’s Jekyll/Hyde Team Spooks Europe

    Trump’s Jekyll/Hyde Team Spooks Europe

    PARIS — European politicians and policy makers have begun to feel they’re watching a horror movie: the tale of an American administration with a split personality as sinister as Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde—the first perfectly reasonable and sociable, ...

    While the reasonable-sounding Jekylls try to reassure the Europeans that Trump doesn’t mean what he says, the Hydes push an agenda that will destroy the EU.

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    A Very Expensive Poison

    When Putin’s Killers Descended on London

    When Putin’s Killers Descended on London

    Prologue:The Men from Moscow Passport control, Gatwick Airport, Sussex 16 October 2006Two of the Russians arriving that morning stood out. What precisely made them suspicious was hard to identify. But in the mind of Spencer Scott—the detective c...

    In this excerpt from ‘A Very Expensive Poison: The Assassination of Alexander Litvinenko and Putin’s War With the West,’ the first vestiges of a global Russian murder ring emerge.

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    Sleeper Cells

    The Sleeper Cells of Mosul

    The Sleeper Cells of Mosul

    MOSUL, Iraq—The “My Fair Lady” restaurant was making a brisk trade when the suicide bomber stepped into the open-fronted eatery flanking a busy roundabout in east Mosul and detonated the explosives strapped around his waist. The blast swept throug...

    As the ‘final offensive’ to retake the western half of the city begins, the underground networks of ISIS continue to attack in the ‘liberated’ eastern half.

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    Europe Confronts the Jekyll/Hyde Trump Administration

    Trump’s Jekyll/Hyde Team Spooks Europe

    Trump’s Jekyll/Hyde Team Spooks Europe

    PARIS — European politicians and policy makers have begun to feel they’re watching a horror movie: the tale of an American administration with a split personality as sinister as Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde—the first perfectly reasonable and sociable, ...

    While the reasonable-sounding Jekylls try to reassure the Europeans that Trump doesn’t mean what he says, the Hydes push an agenda that will destroy the EU.

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    Craigslist rape fantasy

    Cops: She Catfished a Rival Into Jail

    Cops: She Catfished a Rival Into Jail

    The mysterious email arrived days after our story was published.We were investigating the July 2016 arrest of Michelle Hadley, a quiet, goody-two-shoes MBA student in Orange County, California who had been accused of impersonating her ex’s new wif...

    Police arrested a California woman for impersonating her hubby’s ex—and now authorities say she may have stolen the identities of other girls as well.

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    FDA Warns Over Toxin in Teething 'Cure'

    FDA Warns Over Toxin in Teething 'Cure'

    The inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States wasn’t the only shakeup to the natural order of things this January. That same month, a drug company rebuffed the FDA over a potentially dangerous product for infants.The ...

    The FDA has asked for a recall of homeopathic teething products that may cause seizures or worse—but consumers can still easily get their hands on the product.

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    Earthquake

    Can Heavy Rain Really Cause Earthquakes?

    Can Heavy Rain Really Cause Earthquakes?

    By Gillian Foulger, Jon Gluyas, Miles Wilson, Durham UniversityIn recent weeks, California has experienced unusually heavy rainfall. California is also earthquake-prone, hosting the great San Andreas fault zone.If there is an unusual surge of eart...

    With the recent heavy rainfall in California, scientists expect new opportunities to study possible connections between weather and earthquakes.

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    Craigslist rape fantasy

    Cops: She Catfished a Rival Into Jail

    Cops: She Catfished a Rival Into Jail

    The mysterious email arrived days after our story was published.We were investigating the July 2016 arrest of Michelle Hadley, a quiet, goody-two-shoes MBA student in Orange County, California who had been accused of impersonating her ex’s new wif...

    Police arrested a California woman for impersonating her hubby’s ex—and now authorities say she may have stolen the identities of other girls as well.

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    Jeff Sessions

    Trump Makes Private Prisons Great Again

    Trump Makes Private Prisons Great Again

    It’s barely a month in, but the Trump administration has already brought great news for America’s private prison companies.On Feb. 21, Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded a memo that former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates issued last summ...

    Trump was the last hope for private prisons that were in the process of being cut off from the federal government. Now he’s come through for them in a big way.

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    Slain Girl Recorded Her Suspected Killer

    Slain Girl Recorded Her Suspected Killer

    In the final moments before she disappeared, Liberty German turned on her cell phone’s video camera and recorded a man telling her, “Down the hill.”German, 14, and her friend Abigail Williams, 13, were reported missing several hours later after th...

    Two Indiana teens were killed on a trail last week, but police recovered video and audio from one girl’s phone that could crack the case.

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