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    PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel speaks on the last day of the Republican National Convention on July 21, 2016, in Cleveland, Ohio. / AFP / JIM WATSON        (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

    The Oddity That Is Peter Thiel

    The Oddity That Is Peter Thiel

    CLEVELAND—Peter Thiel ran to the podium like a dog chasing a truck.He was about to deliver a line that was new inside the Quicken Loans Arena and ran somewhat counter to a conservative Republican platform. Speaking at a quick clip, frequently lick...

    Openly gay. A member of the Silicon Valley elite. A self-declared Libertarian. And a Trump supporter, who delivered a totally perplexing speech Thursday night.

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    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump points at the gathered media during his walk through at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, U.S., July 21, 2016.  REUTERS/Rick Wilking     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTSJ2SQ

    Fear, Smears and Lies in Trump Speech

    Fear, Smears and Lies in Trump Speech

    Donald Trump’s speech accepting the Republican nomination at his party's convention Thursday night lasted 75 minutes—the longest since at least 1972 as he painted a grim picture of midnight in America, a country beaten down and besieged by te...

    In Trump’s America, murder is out of control, terror reigns, our enemies are ascendant and our leaders are spineless puppets. It’s not necessarily so.

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    Former Republican U.S. presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz speaks during the third night of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. July 20, 2016.

    Remembering When Ted Looooved Donald

    Remembering When Ted Looooved Donald

    Ted Cruz has made a switch.On Wednesday night, the Texas senator became a hero to Trump’s conservative dissenters by refusing to endorse him in his speech at the Republican National Convention. Thus, Cruz established himself as Trump’s most promin...

    It’s forgotten now, but just a few months ago, Cruz hearted Trump big time. That was before Donald attacked Heidi and was only going after Muslims, Mexicans, and Megyn.

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    PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel speaks on the last day of the Republican National Convention on July 21, 2016, in Cleveland, Ohio. / AFP / JIM WATSON        (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

    The Oddity That Is Peter Thiel

    The Oddity That Is Peter Thiel

    CLEVELAND—Peter Thiel ran to the podium like a dog chasing a truck.He was about to deliver a line that was new inside the Quicken Loans Arena and ran somewhat counter to a conservative Republican platform. Speaking at a quick clip, frequently lick...

    Openly gay. A member of the Silicon Valley elite. A self-declared Libertarian. And a Trump supporter, who delivered a totally perplexing speech Thursday night.

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    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and his wife Melania Trump listen to questions from reporters in the spin room following the Republican Presidential Debate hosted by Fox Business and The Wall Street Journal November 10, 2015 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.     AFP PHOTO / JOSHUA LOTT        (Photo credit should read Joshua LOTT/AFP/Getty Images)

    Trump to Putin: Invade Melania’s Village

    Trump to Putin: Invade Melania’s Village

    Donald Trump is now on the record saying he wouldn’t necessarily back NATO members if Vladimir Putin decided to invade. That’s a bit ironic since one of the countries most threatened by NATO’s collapse is Slovenia, where his wife, Melania, was bor...

    ‘Let’s just move forward with plans to hand Eastern Europe to Russia,’ one U.S. defense official scoffed after hearing Trump’s reluctance to back NATO allies.

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    Ann Coulter: Ted Cruz a ‘Little B*tch’

    Ann Coulter: Ted Cruz a ‘Little B*tch’

    Donald Trump liked to call Ted Cruz “Lyin’ Ted” during their fierce battle for the Republican presidential nomination over the past year. But after Cruz refused to endorse Trump from the stage at the RNC last night, the Texas senator has picked up...

    The conservative firebrand told CNBC how she really feels about Ted Cruz’s refusal to endorse Donald Trump.

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    Entertainment

    The Late Show with Stephen Colbert airing live, Thursday July 21, 2016 in New York. With guest Elizabeth Warren .

    Elizabeth Warren: Trump Is a ‘Dictator’

    Elizabeth Warren: Trump Is a ‘Dictator’

    Who better than Sen. Elizabeth Warren to give her instant reaction to Donald Trump’s Republican National Convention acceptance speech live on Stephen Colbert’s Late Show Thursday night?No one on the left—including Hillary Clinton—has been as effec...

    The Massachusetts senator and unlikely Hillary Clinton running mate appeared live after Trump’s RNC speech on ‘The Late Show.’

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    Clint Eastwood, Duck Dynasty, Lena Dunham - DNC, RNC speakers

    The Hell of Celeb-Infested Conventions

    The Hell of Celeb-Infested Conventions

    All the Whos down in Whoville, the tall and the small (and the I think I remember hims and the No, seriously, who are they?s), are speaking at political conventions…and we don’t want them there at all.At least that’s what you’d think based on the ...

    The D-listers swarming Trump at this week’s RNC were just the warm-up, with celebs of all kinds set to infest next week’s DNC for Hillary. Groan if you want. We’re all to blame.

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    Kate McKinnon’s RBG Crashes the RNC

    Kate McKinnon’s RBG Crashes the RNC

    Just after midnight on the third night of the Republican National Convention, Saturday Night Live took over MSNBC. Live from the network’s set in Cleveland, Colin Jost and Michael Che delivered a full-on Weekend Update segment—months before SNL is...

    SNL’s Colin Jost and Michael Che traveled to Cleveland with Kate McKinnon for a special RNC-themed Weekend Update on MSNBC.

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    Michelle Obama on James Corden karaoke

    FLOTUS Does Carpool Karaoke

    FLOTUS Does Carpool Karaoke

    When James Corden and The Late Late Show scheduled Michelle Obama’s pre-taped “Carpool Karaoke” appearance to run in the middle of the Republican National Convention, they had no idea she would be at the center of the week’s biggest news story. Th...

    The first lady sang other people’s songs on ‘The Late Late Show’—but never claimed she wrote them.

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    Clint Eastwood, Duck Dynasty, Lena Dunham - DNC, RNC speakers

    The Hell of Celeb-Infested Conventions

    The Hell of Celeb-Infested Conventions

    All the Whos down in Whoville, the tall and the small (and the I think I remember hims and the No, seriously, who are they?s), are speaking at political conventions…and we don’t want them there at all.At least that’s what you’d think based on the ...

    The D-listers swarming Trump at this week’s RNC were just the warm-up, with celebs of all kinds set to infest next week’s DNC for Hillary. Groan if you want. We’re all to blame.

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    Colbert Plays ‘Trump or False’ at RNC

    Colbert Plays ‘Trump or False’ at RNC

    Wednesday night’s Late Show brought viewers another glimpse at what Stephen Colbert was up to in Cleveland earlier this week before he returned to New York for a series of live shows to cover the Republican National Convention.“I had the chance to...

    The ‘Late Show’ host showed viewers what happened this week when he traveled to Cleveland to meet the people who nominated Donald Trump.

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    Bill Maher Feb. 5, 2016.

    Bill Maher on Cruz’s Trump Diss

    Bill Maher on Cruz’s Trump Diss

    Bill Maher has flip-flopped quite a bit on Ted Cruz.Speaking to The Daily Beast in January, the host of HBO’s Real Time offered that “Ted Cruz is scarier than Donald Trump,” alleging Trump “says some things that a liberal can love.” By March, afte...

    On a live RNC edition of ‘Real Time,’ the comedian took shots at Cruz, Trump, and Melania’s plagiarism scandal.

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    PRETTY WOMAN, Director Garry Marshall, Julia Roberts, 1990.

    Garry Marshall Saved Us From Ourselves

    Garry Marshall Saved Us From Ourselves

    It might sound like a—heh—“big mistake” to hail a director who’s most recognized and successful work featured a hooker as its central character for his trailblazing wholesomeness. But bear with me.Yes, Garry Marshall, who died Tuesday night at age...

    The late Hollywood icon famously transformed a script about a drug-addled hooker into the ‘Pretty Woman’ fairy tale. Here’s why we needed his wholesomeness. And still do.

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    Colbert Plays ‘Trump or False’ at RNC

    Colbert Plays ‘Trump or False’ at RNC

    Wednesday night’s Late Show brought viewers another glimpse at what Stephen Colbert was up to in Cleveland earlier this week before he returned to New York for a series of live shows to cover the Republican National Convention.“I had the chance to...

    The ‘Late Show’ host showed viewers what happened this week when he traveled to Cleveland to meet the people who nominated Donald Trump.

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    World News

    How Trump Destroyed NATO

    Trump Is Selling Out NATO to Putin

    Trump Is Selling Out NATO to Putin

    Not long ago, I was sitting with the foreign minister of a European NATO country and thought I might, after a long discussion on Russia, Ukraine, ISIS, and Syrian refugees, bring up the subject of Donald J. Trump. At that exact moment, a puffy ora...

    The Donald might be talking tough, but he’s on his knees in front of Russia if he betrays the Western alliance. And that’s what he’s doing.

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    A damaged car is taken away by a tow truck at the site where journalist Pavel Sheremet was killed by a car bomb in central Kiev, Ukraine, July 20, 2016.

    Murdering a Journalist in Ukraine

    Murdering a Journalist in Ukraine

    KIEV — The people who blew up journalist Pavel Sheremet in the center of Ukraine’s capital this morning knew exactly what they were doing. His death stabbed at the hearts of independent journalists in countries all over the former Soviet Union—cou...

    Pavel Sheremet, a leading journalist fighting for freedom in Moscow, Minsk, and Kiev, was blown up as he drove to work.

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    In this Tuesday, May 24, 2016 picture, Yahia Kalash, the head of journalists' union, holds a candle during a candlelight vigil for the victims of EgyptAir flight 804 in front of the Journalists' Syndicate in Cairo, Egypt. The head of Egypt’s journalists union and two of its board members have been questioned by prosecutors over allegations that they harbored journalists wanted by authorities and spreading false news, one of the three and their lawyer said on Monday.

    Vital New Clues to EgyptAir Crash Found

    Vital New Clues to EgyptAir Crash Found

    The crash site of EgyptAir Flight 804 deep in the eastern Mediterranean has given up all its secrets. Investigators into the crash now have a complete and detailed map of the field of debris. The Daily Beast can reveal that the specialized deepsea...

    Did fire bring down the jet? The abyss gives up its secrets as deep sea search ends with a complete picture of the wreckage to add to data from the flight recorders.

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    Syrians behead child

    U.S.-Backed Rebels Behead a Child

    U.S.-Backed Rebels Behead a Child

    Members of an American-backed rebel group in Syria beheaded a young child in a grisly execution video. The footage surfaced early Tuesday of members of Harakat Nour al-Din al-Zenki and a captured child in Handarat, near Aleppo. The young boy, who ...

    It’s the kind of stomach-wrenching brutality you’d associate with ISIS. Except this time, it’s American-armed rebels who are cutting off a boy’s head.

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    A damaged car is taken away by a tow truck at the site where journalist Pavel Sheremet was killed by a car bomb in central Kiev, Ukraine, July 20, 2016.

    Murdering a Journalist in Ukraine

    Murdering a Journalist in Ukraine

    KIEV — The people who blew up journalist Pavel Sheremet in the center of Ukraine’s capital this morning knew exactly what they were doing. His death stabbed at the hearts of independent journalists in countries all over the former Soviet Union—cou...

    Pavel Sheremet, a leading journalist fighting for freedom in Moscow, Minsk, and Kiev, was blown up as he drove to work.

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    A boy is wrapped in a flag of the founder of modern Turkey Mustafa Kemal Ataturk on Taksim square on July 17, 2016, following a failed coup attempt. Turkish authorities pressed on July 17 with a ruthless crackdown against suspects in the failed coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, with 6,000 people detained as he vowed to stamp out the "virus" of the putschists. Erdogan also said Turkey could consider reinstating the death penalty following the putsch bid, despite concerns in the international community.

    Secrets of the Turkish Coup

    Secrets of the Turkish Coup

    Four days after Turkey’s failed coup, which left 300 dead and more than 1,400 injured, new details have emerged to suggest the putsch came closer to a successful overthrow of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan than many observers thought—and the opera...

    The bloody putsch came closer to bringing down President Erdogan than many at first believed. Now, how can the U.S. count on a key NATO ally at war with itself?

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    Axe Murderer Sends ISIS A Suicide Note

    Axe Terrorist Sent Suicide Vid to ISIS

    Axe Terrorist Sent Suicide Vid to ISIS

    Before 17-year-old Muhammad Riyad went on an axe rampage on Monday, slashing at least 20 passengers on a German train, he sent a suicide video to ISIS. In the clip, which the jihadist group’s news agency, Amaq, released on Tuesday, Riyad calls him...

    Like other insta-jihadis in Nice and Orlando, Muhammad Riyad declared his loyalty to the terror group just before going on a violent rampage.

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    Employees of German car maker Volkswagen check a car at an assembly line of the VW plant in Wolfsburg, central Germany, on October 21, 2015. Volkswagen shook Germany's powerful automobile industry with revelations in September 2015 that it had fitted 11 million of its diesel vehicles with software designed to cheat official pollution tests.

    VW’s Plot to Cheat America Revealed

    VW’s Plot to Cheat America Revealed

    For the first time the true scale has been revealed of a coldly calculated, deliberate and sustained scheme by scores of Volkswagen executives and engineers to defraud American car buyers and deceive American regulators.The biggest scandal in the ...

    Volkswagen developed six generations of cheating software to beat emissions tests—and even calculated the cost of getting caught was still worth it, according to a new lawsuit by New...

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    A boy is wrapped in a flag of the founder of modern Turkey Mustafa Kemal Ataturk on Taksim square on July 17, 2016, following a failed coup attempt. Turkish authorities pressed on July 17 with a ruthless crackdown against suspects in the failed coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, with 6,000 people detained as he vowed to stamp out the "virus" of the putschists. Erdogan also said Turkey could consider reinstating the death penalty following the putsch bid, despite concerns in the international community.

    Secrets of the Turkish Coup

    Secrets of the Turkish Coup

    Four days after Turkey’s failed coup, which left 300 dead and more than 1,400 injured, new details have emerged to suggest the putsch came closer to a successful overthrow of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan than many observers thought—and the opera...

    The bloody putsch came closer to bringing down President Erdogan than many at first believed. Now, how can the U.S. count on a key NATO ally at war with itself?

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    U.S.

    A man holds his fist in the air as people take part in a protest against the killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile during a march through Manhattan, with the Empire State Building seen in the background, in New York July 7, 2016. REUTERS/Darren Ornitz - RTX2K9J5

    Activists Going After Cop Unions Now

    Activists Going After Cop Unions Now

    For years, Black Lives Matter activists have protested police departments, Wednesday the movement took on the unions that protect cops, including bad ones.Protesters using plastic pipes and metal chains barricaded the entrance to the Patrolmen’s B...

    Protests this week hit at cop unions, one of the strongest holdouts against police reform.

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    Woman Impersonated Ex-Husband's New Wife In Rape Fantasy Craigslist Posts

    Cops: She Craigslist-Stalked Ex’s Wife

    Cops: She Craigslist-Stalked Ex’s Wife

    A California woman is charged with stalking and impersonating her ex-boyfriend’s pregnant wife—responding on Craigslist ads soliciting “rape fantasies” and threatening her unborn child, prosecutors claim.Michelle Suzanne Hadley, 29, of Ontario, fa...

    Officials say Michelle Hadley got back at her ex by pretending to be his pregnant wife and asking men to attack her. But Hadley’s dad says it’s an elaborate setup.

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    Native Americans arrested before rodeo to "keep streets clean" in Wolf Point, Minnesota

    Rodeo ‘Rounded Up Native Americans’

    Rodeo ‘Rounded Up Native Americans’

    The Wild Horse Stampede is a big deal in Wolf Point, Montana. The oldest rodeo in the state, the annual Stampede draws thousands of equestrian enthusiasts to the town of 3,000.But while visitors rushed into Wolf Point for the 2013 Wild Horse Stamp...

    As tourists flocked to a tiny Montana town’s famous rodeo, police detained local Native Americans in a basketball-court prison, a new lawsuit alleges.

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    A man holds his fist in the air as people take part in a protest against the killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile during a march through Manhattan, with the Empire State Building seen in the background, in New York July 7, 2016. REUTERS/Darren Ornitz - RTX2K9J5

    Activists Going After Cop Unions Now

    Activists Going After Cop Unions Now

    For years, Black Lives Matter activists have protested police departments, Wednesday the movement took on the unions that protect cops, including bad ones.Protesters using plastic pipes and metal chains barricaded the entrance to the Patrolmen’s B...

    Protests this week hit at cop unions, one of the strongest holdouts against police reform.

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    The Tennessee Valley Authority’s Kingston Fossil Fuel Plant looms above parkland today. The area was once coated by coal ash mounds measuring up to 60 feet tall.

    They Told Workers Toxic Ash Was ‘Safe’

    They Told Workers Toxic Ash Was ‘Safe’

    By Kristen Lombardi, Center for Public Integrity KINGSTON, Tennessee — It was April 28, 2014, five years after Craig Wilkinson’s 12-month stint as a backhoe operator at a massive coal-ash spill in Tennessee. Wilkinson was desperate for answers. Be...

    Dozens of lawsuits are pending after a 2008 dam collapse in Tennessee, with former workers blaming their illnesses on toxic exposure.

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    Brent Luyster, Baton Rouge shooter

    Skinhead Executed Pals After FBI Probe

    Skinhead Executed Pals After FBI Probe

    A neo-Nazi angry over an FBI probe executed one of his best friends and two other people at a rural Washington home Friday, cops say. On Monday, the creepy suspect sneered for TV cameras covering his court appearance.The Vancouver-area bloodbath l...

    Brent Luyster allegedly executed three friends and nearly blew the face off a fourth on Friday night after becoming enraged that the feds were getting involved in another case agains...

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    Tech + Health

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

    Twitter’s Never Going to Stop Trolls

    Twitter’s Never Going to Stop Trolls

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

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

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    How Police Can Steal Your Debit Card

    Cops Have a New Way to Take Your Money

    Cops Have a New Way to Take Your Money

    Being pulled over by the police can be a harrowing experience, but it becomes undeniably more distressing when the police can wrongly assume you’re a criminal and take your cash from you as if it’s drug money. That can happen under the practice of...

    Police in Oklahoma can scan prepaid debit cards and seize money that they suspect is from criminal sources.

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    Everlast on Raising A Kid With Cystic Fibrosis

    I Had to Contemplate My Baby’s Mortality

    I Had to Contemplate My Baby’s Mortality

    Some days you really don't know how you're going to make it through.I once was a carefree, self-centered, full-grown man-child. I started making records when I was 17 with Ice T. By 21, I had my first real taste of success with a band ca...

    The former House of Pain frontman on a complicated fatherhood.

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    the worst health pitches he's ever gotten

    Worst Health Pitches I’ve Ever Gotten

    Worst Health Pitches I’ve Ever Gotten

    This year I ended up on a Cision Journalist Database. According to its website, Cision “wrote the book on how to target print, broadcast, and online journalists.” This book appears to have instructed PR representatives to email me 10-to-15 story p...

    After ending up in a PR database, the health pitches I got ranged from pretty bad to appalling. Why is our approach to science journalism so poor?

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    How Police Can Steal Your Debit Card

    Cops Have a New Way to Take Your Money

    Cops Have a New Way to Take Your Money

    Being pulled over by the police can be a harrowing experience, but it becomes undeniably more distressing when the police can wrongly assume you’re a criminal and take your cash from you as if it’s drug money. That can happen under the practice of...

    Police in Oklahoma can scan prepaid debit cards and seize money that they suspect is from criminal sources.

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    A "Pidgey" Pokemon is seen on the screen of the Pokemon Go mobile app, Nintendo's new scavenger hunt game which utilizes geo-positioning, in a photo illustration taken in downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada July 11, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Helgren   - RTSHGSQ

    Real Dangers in the Fake Pokemon World

    Real Dangers in the Fake Pokemon World

    It seems the Pokemon Go crime wave hoax fabricated by 26-year-old Pablo Reyes on CartelPress.com foreshadowed several real-life, non-fictional accidents. Incidents caused by the immensely popular augmented-reality smartphone game range from mishap...

    Real headaches for public safety departments around the country as Pokemon Go users find themselves in accidents, mishaps, even real danger.

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    Officers Fired for Anti-BLM Social Media

    Officers Fired for Anti-BLM Social Media

    Dallas shooter Micah Johnson’s attacks towards law enforcement have incited a new wave of anti-Black Lives Matter declarations by former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani and others, who have called the group “inherently racist.” They believe BLM is, i...

    Police and fire departments across the country are cracking down on officers for posting racist, violent memes and comments. But it’s not enough.

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    In a testing procedure, the X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle taxis on the flightline March 30, 2010, at the Astrotech facility in Titusville, FLa. (Courtesy photo)

    Russia Building a Nuclear Space Bomber

    Russia Building a Nuclear Space Bomber

    The Russian military claims it’s making progress on a space plane similar to the U.S. Air Force’s secretive X-37B robotic mini-shuttle.That in itself isn’t terribly surprising or even, for the United States, particularly worrisome. Lots of governm...

    Kremlin claims about a spacecraft that could fire weapons anywhere on Earth within two hours may have just kick-started a nuclear arms race in space.

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    A "Pidgey" Pokemon is seen on the screen of the Pokemon Go mobile app, Nintendo's new scavenger hunt game which utilizes geo-positioning, in a photo illustration taken in downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada July 11, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Helgren   - RTSHGSQ

    Real Dangers in the Fake Pokemon World

    Real Dangers in the Fake Pokemon World

    It seems the Pokemon Go crime wave hoax fabricated by 26-year-old Pablo Reyes on CartelPress.com foreshadowed several real-life, non-fictional accidents. Incidents caused by the immensely popular augmented-reality smartphone game range from mishap...

    Real headaches for public safety departments around the country as Pokemon Go users find themselves in accidents, mishaps, even real danger.

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    Arts + Culture

    EASY RIDER, Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, 1969

    Easy Rider Dennis Hopper Is the Man, Man

    Easy Rider Dennis Hopper Is the Man, Man

    More than just another celebrity actor with a pretty face, Dennis Hopper personified the countercultural wave that was crashing in the ’60s and ’70s. An accomplished filmmaker and photographer as well, his work is known for depicting an insider’s ...

    Made for peanuts and making millions, ‘Easy Rider’ opened the door to the new Hollywood that catered to the young. In the bargain, Dennis Hopper became a trendsetter.

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    BPD68H BARBARA HERSHEY & BETTE MIDLER BEACHES (1988)

    ‘Beaches’: Marshall’s Weepy Masterpiece

    ‘Beaches’: Marshall’s Weepy Masterpiece

    A few years back, the 92nd Street Y in New York had the ingenious idea of having a Beaches “cry-along.”The idea was, as the title suggests, that the 92Y Downtown would screen Garry Marshall’s 1988 movie for its most dedicated fans, who know that B...

    ‘Pretty Woman’ is his best-known film, but Garry Marshall’s ‘Beaches’ reinvented the weepy for modern times. It will make you sob every time you see it.

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    The Wisconsin school handing out ID bracelets so teachers can police trans student bathroom useage

    Bathroom Band ‘Forced’ on Trans Student

    Bathroom Band ‘Forced’ on Trans Student

    A federal Title IX lawsuit filed in Wisconsin on Tuesday alleges that the Kenosha Unified School District instructed guidance counselors to have Ash Whitaker, a 16-year old transgender boy, and “any other transgender students at the school” wear “...

    A trans student and his family are suing a Wisconsin school district, claiming officials wanted him to wear a green wristband to ‘monitor and enforce’ which bathroom he could use.

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    Sweeny Todd

    Summer’s Coolest Opera Festival

    Summer’s Coolest Opera Festival

    Three and a half hours north of New York City sits the village of Cooperstown. It is most famous for being the home of the Baseball Hall of Fame and childhood home of James Fenimore Cooper whose father, William, founded the village in 1786.Cooper ...

    If you like your opera to come with a side order of hiking and picnicking, head to the summery delights of Glimmerglass.

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    BPD68H BARBARA HERSHEY & BETTE MIDLER BEACHES (1988)

    ‘Beaches’: Marshall’s Weepy Masterpiece

    ‘Beaches’: Marshall’s Weepy Masterpiece

    A few years back, the 92nd Street Y in New York had the ingenious idea of having a Beaches “cry-along.”The idea was, as the title suggests, that the 92Y Downtown would screen Garry Marshall’s 1988 movie for its most dedicated fans, who know that B...

    ‘Pretty Woman’ is his best-known film, but Garry Marshall’s ‘Beaches’ reinvented the weepy for modern times. It will make you sob every time you see it.

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    Fox News CEO Roger Ailes  poses at Fox News in New York , Sept. 29, 2006 photo.  (AP Photo/Jim Cooper)

    Ailes All but Out the Door at Fox News

    Ailes All but Out the Door at Fox News

    Embattled Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes, apparently on the cusp of ending a legendary media career in a whiff of scandal, is negotiating his exit from the top-rated cable network he founded 20 years ago.“What I can say is there’s a lot of talk goi...

    Despite reports Tuesday, the network chairman isn’t planning a fast, lucrative exit—and will discuss terms for his departure with Rupert Murdoch next week.

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    Yale, Calhoun College

    Yale Wants to Rehire Window Smasher

    Yale Wants to Rehire Window Smasher

    A former dishwasher at Yale University who resigned after smashing a stained glass window featuring racist imagery may soon be reinstated among university staff.Working with the union of service and maintenance employees at Yale and buoyed by supp...

    The university has offered the dishwasher, who resigned after smashing a racist stained glass window, his job back. But Menafee wants other racist imagery removed before he accepts.

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    GBDWB5 Jobs protests

    U.K. Police: Misogyny a ‘Hate Crime’

    U.K. Police: Misogyny a ‘Hate Crime’

    Last week’s news that Nottinghamshire Police in the U.K. now classify misogyny as a hate crime was praised by feminist bloggers in the U.S., eager to move to the utopian county where relentless cat-callers are thrown behind bars.The Huffington Pos...

    Nottinghamshire Police now classify misogyny as a hate crime, but will wolf-whistling at a woman, for example, really lead to arrest and prosecution?

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    Fox News CEO Roger Ailes  poses at Fox News in New York , Sept. 29, 2006 photo.  (AP Photo/Jim Cooper)

    Ailes All but Out the Door at Fox News

    Ailes All but Out the Door at Fox News

    Embattled Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes, apparently on the cusp of ending a legendary media career in a whiff of scandal, is negotiating his exit from the top-rated cable network he founded 20 years ago.“What I can say is there’s a lot of talk goi...

    Despite reports Tuesday, the network chairman isn’t planning a fast, lucrative exit—and will discuss terms for his departure with Rupert Murdoch next week.

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