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 2018-08-20 04:37 

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Ex-Fox News Analyst Ralph Peters Calls Former Colleagues Sean Hannity, Tucker Carlson 'Prostitutes'...

CNN/Screengrab "As a a former Russia analyst," Lt. Col. Ralph Peters said on CNN's Reliable Sources Sunday, "I am convinced that the president of the United States is in thrall to Vladimir Putin." That was hardly his most provocative s...

 2018-08-19 15:23 

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Inside Scientologists' Bizarre Plot to Sell Bogus Meat to the Poor...

Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast In the summer of 1973, Conrad Romo, a 19-year-old boy from L.A. whose Catholic upbringing had been derailed by books like Hermann Hesse's Siddartha and John G. Neihardt's Black Elk Speaks , anything that "...

 2018-08-19 14:46 

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How the Far-Right Is Conning IMDb: They're Exploiting 'a Weakness in the System'...

Photo Ilustration by The Daily Beast In a recent blog post , Mike Cernovich, the far-right social media personality and Pizzagate pusher , tacked another profession on to his resume: character actor. After The New York Times ran an article in which he was...

 2018-08-19 13:47 

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Why I Hope 1970s Cocktails Never Come Back...

Mirrorpix/Getty It seemed like a great idea. Get the editors of a popular magazine that's plugged directly into the current zeitgeist to choose 100 of the top bars in America, get a drink recipe or three from each, photograph a bunch of them, and then...

 2018-08-19 13:11 

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Beautiful Portraits of The Standing Rock Sioux...

Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast Over a hundred years ago Frank Bennett Fiske began photographing members of the Standing Rock Sioux. Read more at The Daily Beast....

 2018-08-19 13:09 

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Aretha Franklin's First Live Album Turns 50: How 'Aretha in Paris' Heralded a Queen...

Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast The Queen may be dead, but in Aretha Franklin's case, the Queen also lives forever more. This would be, of course, on account of the recordings history's most important female singer has left behind. After the...

 2018-08-19 13:08 

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Flip a switch and shut down seizures?...

Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast By Rochelle Hines, Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of Nevada, Las Vegas The brain is a precision instrument. Its function depends on finely calibrated electrical activity triggering the release of chemic...

 2018-08-19 13:08 

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Robin Tran: How You Tell An Irreverent Transgender Joke, Respectfully...

Courtesy Robin Tran When comedian Robin Tran came out as transgender in 2015, her friends stopped making fun of her because they were worried about causing offense. She hated it. "Whenever I would come around, they'd be walking on eggshells around...

 2018-08-19 13:08 

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How The Story of V.S. Naipaul's Early Life Went Up In Flames...

Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast In a wide-ranging interview with The Paris Review in 1998, V.S. Naipaul said , "as a writer, you can become very lazy. You can start using words lazily. I don't want that to happen. Words are valuable. I like ...

 2018-08-19 13:05 

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How The Catholic Church Keeps Surviving Abuse Scandals...

Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast The news of sex scandal in Pennsylvania is truly sickening. Thousands of victims, hundreds of predatory priests, and what can only be described as a systematic conspiracy to conceal the crimes of those accused. All of...

 2018-08-19 13:04 

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How 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' Became Amazon's 'Game of Thrones'...

Nicole Rivelli/Amazon Married showrunners Amy Sherman-Palladino and Dan Palladino still remember when they had to fight for snow. The fast-talking team behind The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel are themselves marveling at the scale of their critically exalted Amaz...

 2018-08-19 13:04 

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OMG, I Want This House: Singapore...

Home Away The Daily Beast presents a look at one of the most insane houses in the world. Read more at The Daily Beast....

 2018-08-19 13:02 

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The Daredevil Fly Girl Who Challenged Amelia Earhart...

Courtesy Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company Ruth Nichols saw her chance—her chance to make history. It was late 1930 and her rivals were distracted. Record-setting pilot Louise Thaden had recently given birth in Pittsburgh to her first chi...

 2018-08-19 12:55 

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I Grew Up In The Shadow of a Neighborhood Killer. He May Have Finally Been Caught....

Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast To anyone living in the suburban boomtown of Aurora, Colorado in the 1980s, the horror story is familiar: at some point after midnight on the night on January 16, 1984, on a quiet cul-de-sac in a newer housing develop...

 2018-08-19 12:55 

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What Happens To Paul Manafort's Ostrich Jacket If He's Convicted?...

Photo Illustration by Sarah Rogers/The Daily Beast The jury is still out on whether Paul Manafort is going to jail, but either way he'll probably get to keep the ostrich leather jacket that prosecutors put into evidence and fashionistas savaged . Trum...

 2018-08-19 04:27 

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Alleged Russian Agent Marina Butina Moved to Virginia Jail, Unclear Why...

William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center Maria Butina, the Russian national who has been jailed awaiting trial for allegedly acting as a Kremlin agent in the United States, was abruptly moved from to a jail in Alexandria, Virginia, according to her law...

 2018-08-19 01:15 

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Scouted: Reach Your Goals With Help From These Mindfulness Experts...

Wellness experts agree that achieving happiness and satisfaction comes when we identify our purpose in life and seek to fulfill it. What they often fail to mention is how hard it is to identify that purpose. Designed to help you recognize your goals and a...

 2018-08-18 16:59 

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'Crazy Rich Asians' Director Jon M. Chu Is Out to Change Hollywood: 'Our Time Is Now'...

Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast Jon M. Chu knows there's a lot riding on the success of Crazy Rich Asians . Though the 38-year-old filmmaker is himself a proven commodity, having helmed the box-office hits Step Up 2 , Step Up 3D , GI Joe: Retali...

 2018-08-18 15:34 

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Bill Maher Slams Trump and Fox News for Their Racist Aretha Franklin Tributes...

HBO "Not such a good week for the president," Bill Maher announced at the top of Friday night's Real Time . "He lost his one black friend." Yes, the comedian began the latest edition of his HBO program by addressing the soap opera that...

 2018-08-18 14:10 

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The Crusader Who Exposed Pennsylvania's Sadistic Priests...

Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast ROME — Richard Serbin remembers the day in 1987 when he met 19-year-old Michael Hutchinson. The skinny young man was in a mental health institution for criminals serving time for robbery and male prostitution. &...

 2018-08-18 14:09 

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How I Found My Brainwashed Daughter in the Sex Cult NXIVM...

Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast Bonnie and I reunited at a dimly lit bar in Beverly Hills. It had been four years since I'd seen her, and she looked exactly the same—except for the haunted look in her eyes. We hugged, but she was so jitter...

 2018-08-18 13:42 

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American History Is Full Of Immigrant Haters Like Stephen Miller...

Photo Illustration by Sarah Rogers/The Daily Beast There are good reasons to believe that Stephen Miller won't be shamed by his uncle's attack on his role in the White House, provoked by his actions as a principal architect of a program that, as o...

 2018-08-18 13:41 

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The Punk Rocker With a Feminine Touch: Jesse Peretz's Unlikely Path to 'GLOW' and 'Juliet, Naked'...

Griffin Lipson/Getty When Jesse Peretz threw a New Year's Eve Party in 1998, he had just left the Cambridge-based alternative rock band The Lemonheads to pursue a career in directing. (That punky cover of "Mrs. Robinson" on every movie soundtr...

 2018-08-18 13:40 

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Why Aretha Franklin Never Conquered Her Fear of Flying: 'Who Cares?'...

At around 1:20 a.m. on July 6, 2015, a long, luxury bus broke down on a stretch of highway just outside Chicago. The vehicle's transmission had given out, all local car services were closed, and the bus' occupants—a squadron of assistants, a...

 2018-08-18 13:39 

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I Fell in Love With Madagascar and Its Sacred Trees...

Brandon Presser "Baobab Sacr"—sacred baobab—is painted in thick curlicues on a nearby fence that guards a towering, thirst-ridden tree. My guide, Nambs, instructs me to remove my shoes before taking a step closer. I toss my footwear on...

 2018-08-18 13:37 

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Post-9/11 Wars Tore the Heart Out of America's Heartland...

Shamil Zhumatov/Reuters As a reporter in Iraq, embedded with infantry companies at small outposts, I met soldiers from enough places so I could draw a line through states from Maine to California. Ohio hit number one in terms of a state's representati...

 2018-08-18 13:36 

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Trump Bashed Lobbyists. Now He's Their BFF...

Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast As a presidential candidate, Donald Trump railed against lobbyists and special interests so often that it became a defining feature of his campaign. His "drain the swamp" and "I can'...

 2018-08-18 13:35 

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Netflix's 'Classless' Cancellation of Michelle Wolf's 'The Break'...

Cara Howe/Netflix Well, that was fast. On Friday, Netflix quietly pulled the plug on The Break with Michelle Wolf , one of the only "late-night" shows on "television" hosted by a female comedian, just three months after it premiered. The s...

 2018-08-18 13:31 

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Secret Distillery Menus Revealed...

Getty Forget In-N-Out Burger, many distilleries around the world offer secret menus featuring special-edition spirits only available for in-the-know drinkers. The only catch is that you actually have to make a pilgrimage to these brands' tasting rooms...

 2018-08-18 09:40 

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Aretha Franklin's Regal Rebellion Against Racism...

Alamy Aretha Franklin became a Queen in American culture at a time when Black people were still fighting to be recognized as people and as citizens. That contradiction defines the American experience for Black folks—we're the most imitated, dupl...

 2018-08-18 06:58 

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Fox News, CNN Hired Ex-Trump Aides Bound by NDAs. That's 'Journalistic Malpractice,' Experts Say....

Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast "If you're not allowed legally to disparage the president or his family or anything they have to do with, any company they have or asset they have, why can we believe anything you say?" ...

 2018-08-18 05:47 

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Website Promised Free Anti-Antifa Shirts. Alt-Right Signed Up. It Was a Trap....

Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast A website that offered free anti-anti-fascist t-shirts for a real far-right march appears to have been a trap by anti-fascists. On August 18, Trump supporters will host the "National March Against Far-Left Violenc...

 2018-08-18 05:42 

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Scouted: This Portable Battery Charges Three Phones Simultaneously...

Our smartphones are the ultimate multi-tool—a GPS, camera, communication device, TV, computer, and internet connection all in one—so having them charged all the time is key. If you're sick of running out of battery power and burning throug...

 2018-08-18 04:00 

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The Week in 7 Insane Photos: August 17, 2018...

From Christine Hallquist's historic win in Vermont to honoring the late Queen of Soul, The Daily Beast brings you the best photos of the week. Read more at The Daily Beast....

 2018-08-18 04:00 

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Scouted: Save Thousands On This IT Certification Training Pack...

Competition is stiff to secure the highest paying gigs in Information Technology—a lucrative but increasingly demanding field. Skills certification can increase your value in the job market, and training doesn't have to be costly. The Ultimate I...

 2018-08-18 03:44 

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Speed Read: The 'Be Best' Bits From NYT's New Melania Trump Profile...

Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast A New York Times profile of Melania Trump published Thursday compared the public's perception of the first lady to a Rorschach test: Americans project their feelings about the president onto her. While supporters ...

 2018-08-18 03:41 

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Kellyanne Conway to White House Press Corps: Why Are You So 'Obsessed' With Trump?...

Twitter Kellyanne Conway had a curious question for the White House Press Corps when she met them on her way into the office on Friday. Amid questions about the postponement of President Trump's military parade and the administration's decision to...

 2018-08-18 02:39 

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Scouted: Ditch the Boring Bluetooth Speakers for this Ambiance-Creating Fire-Dancing Bluetooth Speaker...

Whether you're partying with friends in a weekend rental or cooking dinner for a new significant other, weekend parties are all about setting the scene. Combining the ambiance of flickering candles with the energy of a customized playlist, the Firesid...

 2018-08-18 01:35 

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Scouted: Make Perfect Cold Brew At Home With This Kit...

We're in the middle of the dog days of summer, and with global temperatures on the rise most of us are replacing our morning cup of hot coffee with a refreshing cold brew. But spending a few dollars more for the drink isn't economical in the long ...

 2018-08-17 23:30 

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Scouted: Take 80% Off These Noise-Canceling Bluetooth Earbuds...

If you walk to work passed noisey construction, if you want to drown out screaming toddlers on your next flight, or if you're trying to get in the zone during peak hours at the gym, noise-canceling headphones are your lifeline. If you prefer earbuds t...

 2018-08-17 22:32 

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Scouted: This Compact Emergency Escape Tool Might Save Your Life...

Even the best defensive driving isn't always enough to avoid a deer jumping in front of your car or an intoxicated motorist drifting over the double yellow line. Accidents happen, and when they do the InGear AutoXcape Emergency Multi-Tool could be the...

 2018-08-17 20:54 

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Fistful of Bourbon: Scotland's American Whiskey Gamble...

United Artists/Getty A Fistful of Dollars was a 1964 film starring Clint Eastwood that launched the genre of "spaghetti westerns"—Italian produced and directed movies shot abroad but set in the 19th century American West. Naturally, Quentin ...

 2018-08-17 20:54 

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'We the Animals' Exposes the Pain and Rhapsody of Childhood...

The Orchard The first thing you notice about Jonah (Evan Rosado), the gentle 10-year-old at the center of We the Animals , are his eyes: wide and limpid and silky sky-blue. They cast about the world with a mixture of innocence and insight, like an angel w...

 2018-08-17 20:53 

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Under Trump and DeVos, Trans Students Face 'Spiritual Violence' at Religious Schools...

Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast Sam Schwimmer made it through just two semesters at Biola University , a Christian evangelical school in Southern California, before leaving. For a genderqueer student who had yet to come out, that ...

 2018-08-17 20:53 

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Kasich Won't Win in 2020, but He Might Make Trump Lose...

Charles Krupa/Shutterstock The 2018 midterm elections are less than 100 days away. But get ready: The 2020 presidential contest is already gearing up. And Ohio Gov. John Kasich looks more and more like he's ready to jump into it. Officially, Kasich is...

 2018-08-17 20:53 

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Who Will Give Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez the Honest Advice She Needs?...

Jae C. Hong/Shutterstock Who's going to tap Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on the shoulder and tell her it's time to take a breather... for her own good? Before June 26, nobody had ever heard of the 28-year-old. But her stunning primary election upset o...

 2018-08-17 20:52 

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#Resistance Twitter Hero Exposed as Pro-Trump Gamer...

Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast In the world of #Resistance Twitter, @GuardianRover was a hero. As a former intelligence operative and Delta Force soldier, the person behind the account used a cartoon secret agent avatar and the alias "Mr. Smith...

 2018-08-17 20:52 

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Catholic Church Shielded Priests Who Raped Boys, but It Helped Lock Up a Priest Who Swiped Bucks...

Photo Illustration by Kelly Caminero/The Daily Beast Rape and molest trusting young boys for half a century, but do not touch the Catholic Church's money. Therein lies the lesson offered in Pennsylvania by Father Francis Rogers and Monsignor William D...

 2018-08-17 20:52 

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Trump and Omarosa Had a 'F*cking Weird' Fight With Vietnam Vets...

Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast Early on in the Donald Trump administration, the president vested many of his nearest and dearest with tasks they were woefully unprepared for—and Apprentice superstar Omarosa Manigault Newman...

 2018-08-17 20:50 

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Inside Omarosa's Ugly War Over Actor Michael Clarke Duncan's Estate...

Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast Omarosa Manigault Newman earned her fair share of enemies long before she took her talents and tape recorder to Washington. She was one of the greatest reality-TV villains of all time , infamous for...

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