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Trump Hauls Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to the Oval Office, Wants to Know Why He Doesn’t Have More Twitter Followers
The president suggests Twitter try using "flying water tankers" to help solve the problem. Or any problem really.
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What’s Fact and What’s Fiction in Fosse/Verdon Episode 3
Did Verdon really have a shotgun wedding? Did she really become a sensation so suddenly she didn’t even have time to get dressed? We break it all down.
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The Never-Ending CNN Town Hall
Is a five-hour town hall really preferable to not breaking debate rules?
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Saudi Arabia Carries Out Mass Execution of 37 People in a Single Day
The Saudis have been emboldened by President Trump’s aggressive stance on Iran.
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The White House Will Fight McGahn Subpoena Because His Public Testimony Could Be the Silver Bullet
McGahn's simple public articulation of presidential madness and dysfunction could be more devastating than any legal maneuver.
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Game of Thrones Is Throwing Daenerys Targaryen Under the Bus
As the show sets up its endgame, the Mother of Dragons is looking like an also-ran.
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Little Co-Writer Says She Didn’t Write the Movie’s Transphobic Joke
Tracy Oliver tweeted that she was "disappointed" about the "insensitive and unnecessary" scene.
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Mueller Proved Comey Told the Truth
And the president lied.
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The Angle: Black Feminists Saw the Alt-Right Coming. Why Didn’t We Pay Attention?
Revisiting the Twitter campaign that presaged the digital culture wars.
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Kim Jong-un Is Shrewdly Playing Trump and Putin Against Each Other
If Kim can’t get what he wants from the White House, he’ll try the Kremlin.
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CNN’s Five-Hour Democratic Town Hall: Surprisingly Enlightening!
Elizabeth Warren is the new Democratic measuring stick—and other takeaways from watching the candidates answer nearly 100 questions.
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What’s Going On With the Teenager Suing Apple Over Facial Recognition Technology?
There's been little evidence in the past that Apple is using facial recognition for surveillance, but it's possible.
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Former CBS Executive Slams Network’s “White Problem” in Open Letter
Whitney Davis criticized CBS for promoting public diversity initiatives "while internally minorities are practically invisible."
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The New Detective Pikachu Trailer Is Snark-Free and Unexpectedly Poignant
Are you crying, or is that just a Rainy Castform in your eye?
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ISIS Claims Responsibility for Sri Lanka Attack. Should We Believe Them?
After its defeat on the ground in Syria, ISIS is trying to tell us that it's still dangerous.
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Don McGahn Is No Hero
On Monday, one of the central players in the Mueller report, Don McGahn, received a subpoena to appear before the House Judiciary Committee.
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Herman Cain Says He Decided to Pull Out of the Fed Race Because It Would Be a Pay Cut. LOL.
On Monday, Cain published a post on the Western Journal explaining his supposed reasons for withdrawing.
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A New Trove of Civil Rights–Era Tapes Shows How White Supremacy Began to Brand Itself as Respectable
“Either we will all stay white together, or we will be integrated county by county and state by state.”
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How John Roberts Is Shaping the Supreme Court’s Newly Savage Death Penalty Jurisprudence
Tensions over capital punishment are high at the Supreme Court.
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Leader of Right-Wing Border Militia Allegedly Said the Group Was Training to Assassinate Obama, Clinton, and Soros
The group made news recently for detaining migrant families at the border, sometimes with guns.
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Nearly All Infants Lose Weight After They’re Born. So Why Do Hospitals Focus on It So Obsessively?
Nothing in biology tells you that a baby losing 10 percent of its birth weight is a trigger for problems.
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Drone Pilots Deserve Privacy Too
Traffic control for drones will rely upon private companies. That could be worrisome.
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Help! My Dad Lied About a Secret Loan He Took Out and Now Expects Me to Pay It Off.
Now he keeps asking me to commit to vague payment plans, while refusing to let me see any details about the actual loan.
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I Think of Truly, Truly Terrible Things to Climax During Sex
Will I always have these awful fantasies?
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Years Ago, Black Feminists Worked Together to Unmask Twitter Trolls Posing as Women of Color. If Only More People Paid Attention.
The fake accounts had handles like @NayNayCantStop, @LatrineWatts, and @CisHate, and bios like “Queer + black + angry.”
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Meet the Formerly Incarcerated Secretary of Pennsylvania’s Board of Pardons
Brandon Flood runs the Pennsylvania board that gave him his second chance.
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Garry Kasparov Talks Trump and the Mueller Report With Yascha Mounk
Where to focus next.
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Jimmy Fallon Got the Cast of Avengers: Endgame to Recap the Films of the MCU to the Tune of Billy Joel’s “We Didn’t Start The Fire.”
But it pretty quickly devolved into a list of character names.
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HBO Orders Armando Iannucci’s New Hugh Laurie Outer Space Tourism Comedy Avenue 5 to Series
Finally, space tourism for the rest of us.
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What Does “Accountability” Mean to House Democratic Leaders?
If Dems don’t impeach, what even are their other options?
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