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    Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks at a campaign rally in Salem, Oregon, U.S., May 10, 2016. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart  - RTX2DQLF

    Can Bernie Sanders Overhaul His Party?

    Can Bernie Sanders Overhaul His Party?

    One year ago, Bernie Sanders stood in the sun on the shore of Lake Champlain and opened his presidential campaign with a promise “to build a movement of millions of Americans.” Critics scoffed, dismissing his supporters as callow youngsters destin...

    He’s being asked to make nice and throw his support to Hillary, but this is not how great political movements get started, and a movement is exactly what Sanders is leading now.

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    People march with an inflatable effigy of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump near American and Mexican flags during an immigrant rights May Day rally in Los Angeles, California, U.S., May 1, 2016. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson - RTX2CD44

    What Trump Doesn’t Get About Immigrants

    What Trump Doesn’t Get About Immigrants

    Felix Diaz was born 13 years before Donald Trump and millions of dollars and thousands of miles away, but in his story is the reason Trump will never be president of the United States.Felix Diaz grew up on the wrong side of the Union Pacific railr...

    The teacher thought Feliz Diaz, like those other immigrants from the wrong side of the tracks, was weak and afraid. Someone learned a lesson that day.

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    Trump Troll Popularized by PC Mob

    Trump Troll Popularized by PC Mob

    Thousands of well-educated college students around the country are cheering for the most anti-intellectual presidential candidate in modern history: Donald Trump. Want to know why? Look no further than DePaul University, where a visit from conserv...

    The latest salvo by the PC police on college campuses may have made a Trump troll more palatable.

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    Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks at a campaign rally in Salem, Oregon, U.S., May 10, 2016. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart  - RTX2DQLF

    Can Bernie Sanders Overhaul His Party?

    Can Bernie Sanders Overhaul His Party?

    One year ago, Bernie Sanders stood in the sun on the shore of Lake Champlain and opened his presidential campaign with a promise “to build a movement of millions of Americans.” Critics scoffed, dismissing his supporters as callow youngsters destin...

    He’s being asked to make nice and throw his support to Hillary, but this is not how great political movements get started, and a movement is exactly what Sanders is leading now.

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    When Political Rallies Were for Sex

    When Political Rallies Were for Sex

    Before Tinder, before shopping malls, drive-ins, or speak-easies, young people searched for a place to meet and flirt. In 19th century America, wild political rallies offered the perfect opportunity. Courting young people mixed national campaigns ...

    In the Victorian era, political parties needed a way to get young people engaged in political activities, and young people needed a place to meet for romance.

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    Bernie Sanders and William Jennings Bryan

    Is Sanders Our William Jennings Bryan?

    Is Sanders Our William Jennings Bryan?

    No one expected the fiery but obscure politician from a rural state to mount a serious campaign for the presidency, one that took on the national leaders of the Democratic party. In retrospect, the potential was there for an insurgent candidate to...

    Bernie Sanders, who has a lot in common with the silver-tongued populist who drove the Democrats toward progressivism a century ago, could likewise shape his party’s future for decades.

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    Entertainment

    Games’ Greatest Champion for Diversity

    Games’ Greatest Champion for Diversity

    By letting one step into the (virtual) shoes of a character, first-person shooters (FPS) provide an intensely immersive gaming experience. Yet those protagonists – kept relatively non-descript, so they might better serve as empty-vessel proxies fo...

    In the multiplayer mayhem of Blizzard’s new first-person shooter, teams are at their strongest when embracing, and exploiting, peoples’ differences.

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    Ashlynn Yennie, star of Showtime's 'Submission.

    My Empowerment Through ‘Submission’

    My Empowerment Through ‘Submission’

    To submit or not to submit? That was the question I asked myself before going in to read for the lead role of Ashley in Showtime’s new late-night series, Submission. I did my homework before meeting writer and director Jacky St. James, and was rea...

    The star of the new BDSM-themed Showtime series ‘Submission’ on her unique—and kinky—journey of self-discovery.

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    Is Pop the Future of Jazz?

    Is Pop the Future of Jazz?

    I’ve been hearing jazz in the most unlikely places lately.I didn’t expect to encounter a trumpeter playing New Orleans style jazz on the new Beyoncé album Lemonade. But that’s exactly what I found on the “Daddy Lessons” track. This jazz intrusion ...

    The music is hot again, but it’s happening outside of the traditional jazz economy and some jazz musicians are scornful when they should be jumping for joy.

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    Porn actresses line-up at the opening of the "Venus" erotic fair in Berlin October 17, 2013. The event, which represents the erotic business in the German capital, is open till October 20, 2013.    REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch (GERMANY - Tags: SOCIETY ENTERTAINMENT) - RTX14ER4

    Porn’s Union President: 21+ Only!

    Porn’s Union President: 21+ Only!

    Porn is officially unionized. The filings are in, the ink is dry, and they have been approved by the U.S. Department of Labor. No previous adult union or coalition has managed to make themselves legally official, so the International Entertainment...

    The International Entertainment Adult Union is porn’s first union, and its newly-elected president wishes to make some dramatic changes to the industry.

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    Ashlynn Yennie, star of Showtime's 'Submission.

    My Empowerment Through ‘Submission’

    My Empowerment Through ‘Submission’

    To submit or not to submit? That was the question I asked myself before going in to read for the lead role of Ashley in Showtime’s new late-night series, Submission. I did my homework before meeting writer and director Jacky St. James, and was rea...

    The star of the new BDSM-themed Showtime series ‘Submission’ on her unique—and kinky—journey of self-discovery.

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    Actress Amber Heard leaves Los Angeles Superior Court court on Friday, May 27, 2016, after giving a sworn declaration that her husband Johnny Depp threw her cellphone at her during a fight Saturday, striking her cheek and eye. The judge ordered Depp to stay away from his estranged wife and ruled that Depp shouldn't try to contact Heard until a hearing is conducted on June 17. Heard filed for divorce on Monday. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)

    Heard: Johnny Made Me Fear for My Life

    Heard: Johnny Made Me Fear for My Life

    “During the entirety of our relationship,” Amber Heard declared in court papers pleading for protection from the biggest movie star on the planet, “Johnny has been verbally and physically abusive to me.”A judge temporarily granted Heard’s request ...

    Inside the horrifying claims made by the actress Amber Heard against her superstar ex-husband Johnny Depp, including several detailed incidents of alleged domestic abuse.

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    What’s New on Netflix This Month

    What’s New on Netflix This Month

    Summer is fast approaching, and that means one thing: staying inside and watching an obscene amount of TV. While some of you might be kicking off summer this Memorial Day weekend by, say, spending time relaxing with friends and family, the rest of...

    Kick off summer the right way with these must-see movies and TV shows—plus, which titles to catch before they’re gone.

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    US actor Johnny Depp (R) and his wife Amber Heard arrive at a court in the Gold Coast on April 18, 2016. 
Depp and Heard arrived at an Australian court April 18 over Heard's alleged illegal importation of their two Yorkshire terrier dogs Boo and Pistol into the country in a private jet in 2015, as Depp was in Australia for the filming of the latest Pirates of the Carribean movie.    / AFP / Patrick HAMILTON        (Photo credit should read PATRICK HAMILTON/AFP/Getty Images)

    Johnny Depp: Hollywood’s Latest Abuser?

    Johnny Depp: Hollywood’s Latest Abuser?

    When you Google the term “actors charged with domestic abuse”—as I did following the TMZ report that actress Amber Heard is seeking a restraining order against Johnny Depp, whom she filed for divorce from after one year of marriage this week—you a...

    Johnny Depp is being accused of domestic violence by ex-wife Amber Heard. Inside Hollywood’s icky shrug towards men who beat their partners.

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    Actress Amber Heard leaves Los Angeles Superior Court court on Friday, May 27, 2016, after giving a sworn declaration that her husband Johnny Depp threw her cellphone at her during a fight Saturday, striking her cheek and eye. The judge ordered Depp to stay away from his estranged wife and ruled that Depp shouldn't try to contact Heard until a hearing is conducted on June 17. Heard filed for divorce on Monday. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)

    Heard: Johnny Made Me Fear for My Life

    Heard: Johnny Made Me Fear for My Life

    “During the entirety of our relationship,” Amber Heard declared in court papers pleading for protection from the biggest movie star on the planet, “Johnny has been verbally and physically abusive to me.”A judge temporarily granted Heard’s request ...

    Inside the horrifying claims made by the actress Amber Heard against her superstar ex-husband Johnny Depp, including several detailed incidents of alleged domestic abuse.

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    World News

    The arm of a killed boy is seen on the pavement in the touristic city of Acapulco, Guerrero state, Mexico on August 15, 2011. More than 40.000 people have been killed in rising drug-related violence in Mexico since December 2006, when President Felipe Calderon deployed soldiers and federal police to take on organized crime.

    The Kids the Cartels Are Selling for Sex

    The Kids the Cartels Are Selling for Sex

    ACAPULCO, Mexico — Elena met Rafita a few years ago on the malecón, the breakwater along the port of Acapulco. His shyness and his eyes like the eyes of an injured puppy stole her heart, she remembers.  Tourists were throwing coins off their boats...

    They go from one hell to another, from the nightmare of sexual abuse, to living with hate, ending up part of organized crime as eager, angry children ready to do anything.

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    U.S. President Barack Obama lays wreaths at the cenotaph at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, western Japan, Friday, May 27, 2016. Obama on Friday became the first sitting U.S. president to visit the site of the world's first atomic bomb attack, bringing global attention both to survivors and to his unfulfilled vision of a world without nuclear weapons.

    Obama Wins Respect in Hiroshima

    Obama Wins Respect in Hiroshima

    HIROSHIMA, Japan — Almost 71 years after the United States dropped the atomic bomb here, killing more than 140,000 people, Barack Obama became the first sitting U.S. president to visit the city, and express his condolences to the people of Hiroshi...

    After more than half a century of resentment, President Obama’s sincere tribute to the bombings’ fallen has begun to heal the deep bitterness between two nations.

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    U.S. Representative Devin Nunes (R-CA) talks to reporters as he walks from the offices of House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) (not pictured) at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, October 15, 2013. Republicans in the House of Representatives failed to reach internal consensus on Tuesday on how to break an impasse on the federal budget that could soon result in an economically damaging default on the country's debt. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS MEDIA) - RTX14CX8,UNITED STATES - DECEMBER 11: Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., participates in the news conference with the Republican members of the California congressional delegation to discuss California water legislation in the Capitol on Friday, Dec. 11, 2015. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call),Green island in the Atlantic Ocean, Sao Miguel, Azores, Portugal; Shutterstock ID 399986443

    Top Congressman Rips ‘Criminal’ Pentagon

    Top Congressman Rips ‘Criminal’ Pentagon

    Rep. Devin Nunes, the powerful chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, has accused the Defense Department of misleading members of Congress about the cost of building a new military intelligence center at a base on a set of idyllic islands i...

    An obscure decision over a military base has turned into a D.C. knife fight, with a leading lawmaker accusing the Pentagon of trying to stab him in the back.

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    Men in uniform identified by Syrian Democratic forces as US special operations forces ride in the back of a pickup truck in the village of Fatisah in the northern Syrian province of Raqa on May 25, 2016. 
US-backed Syrian fighters and Iraqi forces pressed twin assaults against the Islamic State group, in two of the most important ground offensives yet against the jihadists. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), formed in October 2015, announced on May 24 its push for IS territory north of Raqa city, which is around 90 kilometres (55 miles) south of the Syrian-Turkish border and home to an estimated 300,000 people. The SDF is dominated by the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) -- largely considered the most effective independent anti-IS force on the ground in Syria -- but it also includes Arab Muslim and Christian fighters.

    U.S. Troops 18 Miles From ISIS Capital

    U.S. Troops 18 Miles From ISIS Capital

    FATISAH, Syria — Ever since U.S. President Barack Obama decided to send 250 more Special Forces to the Syrian battlefield against the so-called Islamic State, they’ve been easy to spot on the front lines in Hasakah, Tisreen Dam, and near Raqqa, th...

    U.S. Special Forces soldiers have been seen and photographed on the front lines in Syria wearing the patches of Kurdish fighters.

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    U.S. President Barack Obama lays wreaths at the cenotaph at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, western Japan, Friday, May 27, 2016. Obama on Friday became the first sitting U.S. president to visit the site of the world's first atomic bomb attack, bringing global attention both to survivors and to his unfulfilled vision of a world without nuclear weapons.

    Obama Wins Respect in Hiroshima

    Obama Wins Respect in Hiroshima

    HIROSHIMA, Japan — Almost 71 years after the United States dropped the atomic bomb here, killing more than 140,000 people, Barack Obama became the first sitting U.S. president to visit the city, and express his condolences to the people of Hiroshi...

    After more than half a century of resentment, President Obama’s sincere tribute to the bombings’ fallen has begun to heal the deep bitterness between two nations.

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    China’s Love Boats in Disputed Sea

    China’s Love Boats in Disputed Sea

    HONG KONG — This week, President Barack Obama was in Vietnam, where he made the case for stronger economic and security ties between his host and America. It was a welcome message, arriving at a time when China’s ballooning military and stubborn d...

    As President Obama offers support to Vietnam and Japan against China’s aggressive claims, Beijing puts on a kinder face with tourist trips.

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    The Air Force Is Running Out of Jets

    The Air Force Is Running Out of Jets

    The Air Force Is Running Out of Jets

    The U.S. Air Force is running out of fighter jets. And that’s its own damned fault. Even as its squadrons dwindle, the flying branch remains committed to exclusively buying overly-complex, enormously expensive F-35 stealth fighters that it simply ...

    Congress is insisting that the U.S. military field more dogfighters than its Russian and Chinese rivals. All signs point to the Air Force missing that goal.

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    Ukrainian servicewoman Nadiya Savchenko talks to the media next to Yulia Tymoshenko at Boryspil International airport outside Kiev, Ukraine, May 25, 2016.

    Russia Frees Feisty Woman Fighter Pilot

    Russia Frees Feisty Woman Fighter Pilot

    It was the most publicized prisoner swap of the two-year-long war in eastern Ukraine. This week, Russian President Vladimir Putin pardoned the Ukrainian prisoner Nadezhda Savchenko and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko pardoned Russian soldiers...

    In a prisoner exchange with Kiev, Moscow agrees to release a Ukrainian heroine for two Russian soldiers (or spooks) it won’t admit were serving.

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    China’s Love Boats in Disputed Sea

    China’s Love Boats in Disputed Sea

    HONG KONG — This week, President Barack Obama was in Vietnam, where he made the case for stronger economic and security ties between his host and America. It was a welcome message, arriving at a time when China’s ballooning military and stubborn d...

    As President Obama offers support to Vietnam and Japan against China’s aggressive claims, Beijing puts on a kinder face with tourist trips.

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    U.S. News

    EC7WFR The Ten Commandments. Image shot 1956. Exact date unknown.

    The Biblical Laws Bleeding Your Schools

    The Biblical Laws Bleeding Your Schools

    A social organization that believes the Ten Commandments can cure juvenile delinquency has donated more than 150 granite slabs featuring the religious rules. The result: taxpayer funded legal battles over whether the donated monuments can sit on p...

    Fanatical does not even begin to describe the zeal with which the Fraternal Order of Eagles puts Ten Commandment monuments on public property—and taxpayers are on the hook.

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    People march with an inflatable effigy of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump near American and Mexican flags during an immigrant rights May Day rally in Los Angeles, California, U.S., May 1, 2016. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson - RTX2CD44

    What Trump Doesn’t Get About Immigrants

    What Trump Doesn’t Get About Immigrants

    Felix Diaz was born 13 years before Donald Trump and millions of dollars and thousands of miles away, but in his story is the reason Trump will never be president of the United States.Felix Diaz grew up on the wrong side of the Union Pacific railr...

    The teacher thought Feliz Diaz, like those other immigrants from the wrong side of the tracks, was weak and afraid. Someone learned a lesson that day.

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    Portrait of Peter Thiel, a tech investor, entrepreneur, venture capitalist, fund manager and co-founder of Paypal, taken at his San Francisco office of the Founder's Fund. (Photo by Kim Kulish/Corbis via Getty Images)

    NYT Goes Gawker, Exposes Billionaire

    NYT Goes Gawker, Exposes Billionaire

    The Platonic ideal of a Gawker story is getting told in the New York Times, and in the Gawker style. And that weird sort of moral victory could end up being the site’s last stand.You know, the story where the network of websites including the flag...

    It remains unclear whether the collection of biting websites making up Gawker Media will survive, but its effects on journalism cannot be denied.

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    EC7WFR The Ten Commandments. Image shot 1956. Exact date unknown.

    The Biblical Laws Bleeding Your Schools

    The Biblical Laws Bleeding Your Schools

    A social organization that believes the Ten Commandments can cure juvenile delinquency has donated more than 150 granite slabs featuring the religious rules. The result: taxpayer funded legal battles over whether the donated monuments can sit on p...

    Fanatical does not even begin to describe the zeal with which the Fraternal Order of Eagles puts Ten Commandment monuments on public property—and taxpayers are on the hook.

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    U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Kayla Bowers, a 74th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron A-10 Thunderbolt II pilot, looks out of the cockpit of her aircraft during the 74th EFS’s deployment in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve at Graf Ignatievo, Bulgaria, March 18, 2016. Operation Atlantic Resolve is a demonstration of the U.S.’s continued commitment to the collective security of NATO and dedication to the enduring peace and stability of Europe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden/Released),Lance Cpl. Pablo Perez, a rifleman with Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, provides security during Counter Improvised Explosive Device (CIED) training at Camp Leatherneck, Helmand province, Afghanistan, April 3, 2013. The training, taught by 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion instructors, covered CIED tactics and techniques in a Military Operations in Urban Terrain environment. 

(U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Tammy K. Hineline)

    Special Ops Rule in War on Terror

    Special Ops Rule in War on Terror

    On May 8, the Pentagon announced that Abu Wahib was killed by a coalition airstrike in Rutba, Anbar Province, Iraq—the latest of several top-level ISIS officials to meet his end over the past two months, as the Obama administration has steadily ra...

    Never before has a war so big been fought by so few: a global conflict waged by a relative handful of elite US troops, even while the scale of the fighting is incredible.

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    Did ‘Constable’ Run Prostitution Ring?

    Did ‘Constable’ Run Prostitution Ring?

    Thomas Banta left a law enforcement position in 2014 but, according to newly released court documents, it didn’t take long for him to find a new gig: recruiting minors into an alleged prostitution ring that may have counted cops and lawmakers as c...

    Thomas Banta, who retired from the force in 2014, is accused by authorities in Kentucky of recruiting young girls for prostitution—allegedly to service prominent names in the community.

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    Tech + Health

     Gwyneth: More Vagina Massages / SEO: Gwyneth and Goop's Latest Craze is Vagina Massages

    The Goop Crowd’s Favorite Massage

    The Goop Crowd’s Favorite Massage

    Why pay someone $300 to touch your vagina when you can touch it yourself? That’s the question that San Francisco Bay Area OB/GYN and writer Dr. Jennifer Gunter would ask anyone who is thinking about dropping a few Benjamins on a tantric “yoni mass...

    You do not need a vagina massage. We repeat: you do not need a vagina massage.

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    Violence against transgender people in the restroom

    Hospitals Can Be Horrors If You’re Trans

    Hospitals Can Be Horrors If You’re Trans

    Alesha, a 23-year-old Pakistani transgender activist, survived multiple gunshots. She even made it to the hospital, albeit in critical condition. But in the end, it wasn’t her shooter that sealed her fate—it was a transphobic medical staff.Her sto...

    A Pakistani trans woman died after medical staff couldn’t decide which ward to put her in. It happens in U.S. hospitals, too.

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    Inside the Trump Vitamins 'Scam'

    Inside the Trump Vitamin ‘Scam’

    Inside the Trump Vitamin ‘Scam’

    Call it “Vitamin T.” For several years in the late 2000s and early 2010s, Donald Trump encouraged people to take part in a pseudo-scientific vitamin scheme—all without expressing any concern about how it might potentially endanger people’s health...

    You give the Donald your urine and a stack of money? That’s what he wanted, in exchange for a customized vitamin regimen that a Harvard doctor deems a ‘scam.’

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    Chili Pepper Tampon "Prank"

    When YouTube Pranks Are Just Misogyny

    When YouTube Pranks Are Just Misogyny

    Few would disagree that if a man pinches women’s asses in public, he is guilty of sexual harassment.You’d also be hard-pressed to find someone who would condone rubbing a chili pepper on a woman’s tampon before she inserts it. And if a man were to...

    A British social media user’s video of his girlfriend’s pain after she unwittingly used a tampon he had secretly coated with chili pepper is just the latest to play abuse for laughs.

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    Violence against transgender people in the restroom

    Hospitals Can Be Horrors If You’re Trans

    Hospitals Can Be Horrors If You’re Trans

    Alesha, a 23-year-old Pakistani transgender activist, survived multiple gunshots. She even made it to the hospital, albeit in critical condition. But in the end, it wasn’t her shooter that sealed her fate—it was a transphobic medical staff.Her sto...

    A Pakistani trans woman died after medical staff couldn’t decide which ward to put her in. It happens in U.S. hospitals, too.

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    Arowana

    Protecting Endangered Species to Death

    Protecting Endangered Species to Death

    One January evening as the tepid winter heat was beginning to subside across Singapore, a stranger walked into the Lam Hong Aquarium Shop. The owner, a bespectacled woman named Tay Chai Eng, knew most of her patrons, but she had never seen this ma...

    The arowana, or dragon fish, is the world’s costliest aquarium fish, its value based on rarity. Protecting the fish drives that value—and the arowana’s endangerment—even higher.

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    Why Do So Many Ironman Competitors Die?

    Why Do So Many Ironman Competitors Die?

    Thousands of triathletes jumped into a warm Tennessee river on Sunday morning during Ironman 70.3 Chattanooga. One didn’t make it out of the water alive.The Chattanooga Times Free Press reported that the participant had to be pulled out of the wat...

    One hundred nine people have died during amateur triathlons—most of them middle-aged men competing for the first time.

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    Donnie Hedden

    Vets Take on Feds Over Hemp Flags

    Vets Take on Feds Over Hemp Flags

    Grown by veterans on an Appalachian farm, then woven into American flags.

    Arowana

    Protecting Endangered Species to Death

    Protecting Endangered Species to Death

    One January evening as the tepid winter heat was beginning to subside across Singapore, a stranger walked into the Lam Hong Aquarium Shop. The owner, a bespectacled woman named Tay Chai Eng, knew most of her patrons, but she had never seen this ma...

    The arowana, or dragon fish, is the world’s costliest aquarium fish, its value based on rarity. Protecting the fish drives that value—and the arowana’s endangerment—even higher.

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    BeastStyle

    How Soho House Conquered America

    How Soho House Conquered America

    If you have spent a $2800 annual fee on an ‘every house’ membership of the private Soho House clubs, believing this would give you access to the group’s gorgeously decorated 17 outposts all around the world, you may be feeling a little peeved this...

    An air of added exclusivity surrounds the opening of two new outposts of swish British private members' club, Soho House, on New York's LES and in Malibu.

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    Montauk art place

    The Hamptons’ Hot New Art Hangout

    The Hamptons’ Hot New Art Hangout

    The Hamptons have always attracted artists. Indeed, there were artists out there way before the bankers, the brokers, and the hedgies, and the locals took to them, seeing them as hapless strivers. Some years back I was leafing through The Hamptons...

    With art-works featuring Jean-Michel Basquiat, a John Belushi, Mick Jagger, Andy Warhol, and William Burroughs, Stratis Morfogen has transplanted his fashionable venue to the beach.

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    Whisky you cannot buy in the US

    Best Whiskey You Can’t Buy in The U.S.

    Best Whiskey You Can’t Buy in The U.S.

    As I found out a few days ago, it takes a lot to impress a room full of serious whiskey drinkers.I was a guest at a local New York tasting club, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, and what got the two dozen or so members most excited was a rare bottle of barr...

    As you embark on your Memorial Day travels, keep an eye out for these very special bottles in foreign liquor stores and duty free.

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    Masks of U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump are seen drying on shelves at Jinhua Partytime Latex Art and Crafts Factory in Jinhua, Zhejiang Province, China, May 25, 2016. There's no masking the facts. One Chinese factory is expecting Donald Trump to beat his likely U.S. presidential rival Hilary Clinton in the popularity stakes. At the Jinhua Partytime Latex Art and Crafts Factory, a Halloween and party supply business that produces thousands of rubber and plastic masks of everyone from Osama Bin Laden to Spiderman, masks of Donald Trump and Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton faces are being churned out. Sales of the two expected presidential candidates are at about half a million each but the factory management believes  Trump will eventually run out the winner. "Even though the sales are more or less the same, I think in 2016 this mask will completely sell out," said factory manager Jacky Chen, indicating a Trump mask.

    Inside the Factory Making Trump Masks

    Inside the Factory Making Trump Masks

    A factory in Jinhua, Zhejiang Province, China, is mass producing masks of presidential hopefuls Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

    A factory in Jinhua, Zhejiang Province, China, is mass producing masks of presidential hopefuls Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

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    Montauk art place

    The Hamptons’ Hot New Art Hangout

    The Hamptons’ Hot New Art Hangout

    The Hamptons have always attracted artists. Indeed, there were artists out there way before the bankers, the brokers, and the hedgies, and the locals took to them, seeing them as hapless strivers. Some years back I was leafing through The Hamptons...

    With art-works featuring Jean-Michel Basquiat, a John Belushi, Mick Jagger, Andy Warhol, and William Burroughs, Stratis Morfogen has transplanted his fashionable venue to the beach.

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    Punch for Memorial Day

    The Perfect Memorial Day Punch

    The Perfect Memorial Day Punch

    Hiding inside kitchen cabinets across the country, next to dusty bread machines, past broken rice cookers and behind retired George Foreman Grills languishes one of the most powerful bartending tools ever invented: the punch bowl. Yes, I’m talking...

    Punch expert David Wondrich gives us his tips for fixing the ultimate summer party drink, starting with mixing a sugar and lemon peel mix the day before.

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    Miranda Frum

    The Dirty Truth About Being a Model

    The Dirty Truth About Being a Model

    I’m a model, so was intrigued when I saw the Daily Mail’s juicy story this week that several models were going to sue their former agencies—powerhouse agencies, Wilhelmina Models, Wilhelmina Models International, Elite, Click, MC2 Model and Talent...

    As a group of models prepares to sue their former agencies, one model reveals her own experience of being bullied and patrolled by her former handlers.

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    BAHMH7 Students on the way to the Harry Elkins Widener Memorial Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

    Exclusive Harvard Clubs Bow to Change

    Exclusive Harvard Clubs Bow to Change

    Harvard’s oldest final club, the famously exclusive all-male Porcellian Club, is changing its membership selection process—a sign that a punitive administrative policy targeting the school’s single-sex clubs is achieving its desired effect.After m...

    Harvard’s final clubs are complying with the university’s wishes that they make their membership more inclusive—though some academics are siding with those resisting change.

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    Punch for Memorial Day

    The Perfect Memorial Day Punch

    The Perfect Memorial Day Punch

    Hiding inside kitchen cabinets across the country, next to dusty bread machines, past broken rice cookers and behind retired George Foreman Grills languishes one of the most powerful bartending tools ever invented: the punch bowl. Yes, I’m talking...

    Punch expert David Wondrich gives us his tips for fixing the ultimate summer party drink, starting with mixing a sugar and lemon peel mix the day before.

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    • Screenshot of John Avlon on History Channel's "Join or Die" with Craig Ferguson, discussing history's most defiant moments-- Avlon chose China's "Tank Man" from the 1989 Tiananmen Square incident.

      John Avlon on China’s ‘Tank Man’

      Daily Beast editor-in-chief John Avlon puts in his vote for the most defiant moment of the last 75 years on Craig Ferguson’s ‘Join or Die.’

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    Screenshot of Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews publicly apologizing in Australian Parliament for Australia's pre-1980 anti-gay laws, on 5/24/16.

    Watch: Aussie Pol Condemns Anti-Gay Laws

    Watch: Aussie Pol Condemns Anti-Gay Laws

    ‘We are so sorry—humbly, deeply sorry,’ Victoria’s premier told LGBT Australians.