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 2018-06-18 03:12 

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Here's a Dishonest Tweet from Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen and Also Five Limericks...

Here is an unusually Orwellian lie from Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen:...

 2018-06-18 01:27 

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Trump's Damning Doublespeak...

President Trump and his attorneys used to demand a high standard for proving collusion. Words alone, they argued, weren't enough. Trump and his aides might have met secretly with Russians, solicited campaign help, received campaign help, and done favo...

 2018-06-17 22:58 

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At Least 5 Killed When SUV Packed With Immigrants Crashes After Border Patrol Chase...

At least five undocumented immigrants were killed Sunday when the sport utility vehicle they were traveling in crashed following a high-speed chase by border patrol agents . The crash took place in a south Texas town that is about 50 miles from the border...

 2018-06-17 22:31 

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Congratulations, Nacho: You Scored the Best Goal in the Opening Week of the World Cup...

After just four days of action, the World Cup has given us more great goals than we deserve. To what or whom do we owe this glut of golazos and screamers? Is Russia's magnetic polarity particularly volatile this time of year? Is the ball responding to...

 2018-06-17 21:51 

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Melania Trump "Hates to See" Families Separated at the Border...

The controversy over the now-common practice of children being separated from their parents at the border has reached such a fever pitch that even Melania Trump is putting in her two cents. The first lady almost never comments on policy matter but issued ...

 2018-06-17 21:20 

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For Father's Day, Chris Cornell's Daughter Posted a Duet of Prince's "Nothing Compares 2 U" She Recorded With Her Dad...

If you're looking to get teary-eyed this Father's Day—and what's happening on our border isn't enough for you—Chris Cornell's thirteen-year-old daughter Toni Cornell posted a duet she recorded with her late father to YouTub...

 2018-06-17 20:38 

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Democratic Lawmakers Make Surprise Visit to ICE Detention Center on Father's Day...

Several Democrats decided to use Father's Day to call attention to the practice of separating children from their families at the border amid growing outrage. A group of Democratic lawmakers from New York and New Jersey went to an immigration detentio...

 2018-06-17 19:46 

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How Many O's Did Mexico's Goooooool! Against Germany Deserve?...

Mexico started its World Cup in the best possible way on Sunday with a stunning 10 upset of defending champions Germany in Moscow. A 35 th -minute goal from winger Hirving "Chucky" Lozano was the difference and, as is the case with any monumental ...

 2018-06-17 19:38 

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Democratic Congressman O'Rourke Leads March on Tent City for Migrant Children...

Hundreds of people took part in a march from El Paso, Texas to a tent city set up in Tornillo, Texas that is housing children who are under detention for immigration violations. Rep. Beto O'Rourke, who is running for the Senate to unseat Republican Te...

 2018-06-17 18:43 

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Mexico's 10 Win Could Signal the Decline and Fall of the German Empire...

It's a clich to describe the play of Germany's national soccer team in either martial or mechanical terms, so let's call this 2018 edition what it really looked like during Sunday's 1-0 loss against Mexico: a peaceful collectivist sporting...

 2018-06-17 16:22 

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Trump Insists Ending "War Games" With South Korea Was His Idea, Not Kim's...

President Donald Trump is angry. In a Sunday morning tweetstorm, the commander in chief made it clear he is quite upset that he isn't getting the credit that he thinks he deserves for the deal that he reached with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un. Pu...

 2018-06-17 14:42 

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Roger Stone Met With Russian Who Offered Clinton Dirt in Exchange for $2 Million...

Longtime Donald Trump associate Roger Stone had vehemently denied it. "I've never been to Russia. I didn't talk to anybody who was identifiably Russian during the two-year run-up to this campaign," he told the Washington Post last year . &...

 2018-06-17 13:41 

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Shooting Breaks Out in N.J. Art Festival, Killing 1, Injuring 20...

An all-night art festival became the scene of tragedy and chaos early Sunday morning when several people opened fire at the event in Trenton, New Jersey . At least 20 people were injured during the shooting that sparked a stampede among the approximately ...

 2018-06-17 13:30 

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Five Ways Apple Is Making Its Devices More Secure in iOS 12...

While iOS 12, slated to debut this fall, may be low on big headline-grabbing features , Apple has positioned the next version of its mobile platform as safer and more secure for users. The company debuted a handful of the most notable updates at its devel...

 2018-06-17 12:00 

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The Battle for the Cartoon You...

Cartoon-like digital avatars are nothing new. They date back to the MySpace era and games like Second Life and The Sims . With the popularity of smartphones and social media, the idea has gained new momentum—and become a surprisingly competitive are...

 2018-06-17 00:32 

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Upon Early Review, VAR Is Enjoying a Starring Role in the World Cup...

In a tournament packed with mononymous stars, the breakout name of the 2018 World Cup is actually an acronym. VAR, which stands for "Video Assistant Referee," has made its debut in Russia, and the officiating technology has already featured in a f...

 2018-06-16 23:59 

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Beyonc and Jay-Z Released a Surprise Joint Album, Everything Is Love, and You Can Listen to It Right Now...

Beyonc and Jay-Z abruptly released their long-awaited collaborative album on Saturday, along with a brand new music video and a bonus single. The album, Everything Is Love , is streaming exclusively on Tidal , which is partially owned by the couple and wa...

 2018-06-16 23:40 

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Trump Aide Stephen Miller on Separating Children at Border: "It Was a Simple Decision"...

The White House seems to be divided amid the increasing public outrage over separating children from their guardians at the border, reports the New York Times . Although the White House had hinted that it would go down that path last year, President Donal...

 2018-06-16 22:08 

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Disney Asks Theaters to Warn Patrons About the Strobe Lights in The Incredibles 2...

After a Twitter thread about the flashing lights in Disney's The Incredibles 2 went viral, the studio has asked theaters to warn their patrons before screening it, Variety reports . The film reportedly has several sequences featuring a strobe effect, ...

 2018-06-16 22:03 

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Feds Piece Together Michael Cohen's Shredded Documents, Recover Encrypted Messages...

The FBI has a lot of data that President Donald Trump's attorney (and personal fixer) likely never wanted the feds to see. Investigators were able to put together some 16 pages of shredded documents that were recovered during raids . And they were als...

 2018-06-16 21:11 

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Can the President Be Indicted? There's Significant Reason to Doubt Those Saying "No."...

Can a sitting president be indicted? The public should be skeptical of arguments saying no, which frequently rely on two opinions by the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel (OLC). This office, in part through its opinions, provides legal advi...

 2018-06-16 20:31 

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Video Showing Border Patrol Vehicle Hitting Native American Man Sparks Investigation...

The Border Patrol has launched an investigation after a video published on social media appeared to show how one of the agency's vehicles hit a man and drove away. The victim, who filmed the encounter on his phone Thursday and was identified as Paulo ...

 2018-06-16 20:24 

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Should We Be Putting Migrant Children in Detention Centers? Let's Ask Oscar Wilde!...

As the Trump administration and its Republican enablers continue their policy of separating children from their parents at the border , Americans are reaching pretty far back to find historical analogies for the harm we're doing, from Manzanar to the ...

 2018-06-16 19:19 

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Peru Camouflages Horrible Penalty Mistake Inside Forest of Other Misses...

Peru has waited a long time for this World Cup. It hasn't made earth's greatest soccer tournament since 1982, and this agonizing hiatus is just one of the many reasons neutral fans may want to make room for La Blanquirroja in Russia. Its 2018 squa...

 2018-06-16 17:08 

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Argentina's Problems Run Deeper Than Messi's Brutal Penalty Miss...

Amid a World Cup narrative that sees Cristiano Ronaldo in excelsis , it's inconvenient to argue this, I know. But Argentina's 1-1 World Cup draw against Iceland, the world's foremost underdogs, is not Lionel Messi's fault....

 2018-06-16 16:55 

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Road Rage Leads Colorado Man to Shoot Woman and Children, Killing 13-Year-Old Boy...

All it took was 10 minutes . That's the span of time between when Jeremy Webster, 23, and Meghan Bigelow, 41, had an angry exchange on a busy street in Westminster, Colorado on Thursday. Webster then followed Bigelow, who was in the car with her three...

 2018-06-16 16:29 

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Does it Matter that Fox Cheaped Out and Didn't Send World Cup Commentators to Russia?...

Fox Sports may have paid $425 million for the rights to broadcast the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, but they're treating this summer's soccer mega-event like a Division II volleyball tournament. Fox sent just four of its 12 commentators to Russia, wit...

 2018-06-16 14:32 

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Elizabeth Holmes Deserves Prison, but Her Indictment Won't Make Silicon Valley Any Less Reckless...

The long-awaited criminal complaint has now arrived, and Elizabeth Holmes, the founder of medical-tech startup Theranos, has been indicted on two counts of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and nine counts of wire fraud. The charges could send her to prison...

 2018-06-16 14:00 

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The Mafia Is More Powerful Than It's Ever Been...

In different ways, and to varying degrees, the title characters in Alex Perry's new book, The Good Mothers: The Story of the Three Women Who Took On the World's Most Powerful Mafia , challenged organized crime in Italy. These Mafia wives did so wi...

 2018-06-16 13:00 

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Why a Woman Is Suing NASA to Keep a Vial of "Moon Dust"...

Last week, a Tennessee woman named Laura Cicco pre-emptively sued NASA so that she could retain possession of a vial of moon dust that she says Neil Armstrong gave her when she was 10. NASA has long maintained that private citizens are not allowed to own ...

 2018-06-16 12:55 

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Trump Reportedly Ripping Children Away From Parents at Border as Negotiating Tactic...

President Donald Trump has claimed to hate the policy that separates families at the border even as some of his top officials say it's a way to deter immigrants from crossing into the United States. But turns out the commander in chief is moving forwa...

 2018-06-16 12:23 

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Raising Boys in an Age of "Gender Battles"...

It's a tough time to be a parent. For one thing, how do we explain to our kids—we each have two teenage sons—why so many men in America seem to think it is okay to treat women badly? Perhaps more pointedly, how to explain why so many men w...

 2018-06-16 12:00 

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How a Minor Change to the Apple Watch's Buttons Could Vastly Improve User Experience...

The Apple Watch's hardware hasn't changed much since its debut in 2015. Its latest iteration, the Series 3 , is slightly thicker than its predecessor and water resistant, but its screen size, rounded rectangular shape, and buttons on its side have...

 2018-06-16 11:00 

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Everything I Pack for an Outdoor Picnic (and I Wrote the Book)...

It was inevitable that I would start to obsess about the best ways to travel with food. When you're writing a cookbook on potlucking , food prep and transport start to take over every possible recipe idea. As I tested each one for durability, over tim...

 2018-06-16 00:34 

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Maybe This One Dumb Chart Explains the Economy...

After the Federal Reserve announced on Wednesday that it would again raise interest rates, Chairman Jerome Powell stepped out for his customary press conference and admitted that, just like most of the economics world, he's not entirely sure why emplo...

 2018-06-15 23:20 

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It Shouldn't Have Taken a Lawsuit to Find Out Harvard Was Biased Against Asian Americans...

Rejected applicants suing Harvard for discrimination against Asian Americans filed court documents on Friday that contained a variety of troubling allegations. The documents allege that the university conducted an internal investigation into its admission...

 2018-06-15 22:23 

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America's New Favorite Song Proves Post Malone Is a Full-Blown Pop Star...

With sincere apologies to Maya Angelou , I'm starting to think when white "rapper" Post Malone showed us who he was, we should have believed him the first time. I place "rapper" in scare quotes, because Malone has been running away fro...

 2018-06-15 22:23 

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Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes Charged With Criminal Fraud...

Elizabeth Holmes, the disgraced founder of blood-testing company Theranos, has been charged with fraud by federal prosecutors along with Theranos' former president and COO Ramesh Balwani. From the Wall Street Journal:...

 2018-06-15 22:00 

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Star Trek: Discovery Replaces Its Showrunners, Reportedly Over Drama in the Writers Room...

The CBS All Access series Star Trek: Discovery is, not for the first time, jettisoning its showrunners into space. Bryan Fuller left the production in July 2017, before the first episode had even aired , over creative differences and disputes about budget...

 2018-06-15 21:53 

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Ronaldo Beats Spain 33...

It's amazing to think that, of the 28 total players who participated in Friday's thrilling 33 draw between Spain and Portugal, a full 27 of them were not Cristiano Ronaldo. I had to check the tape to be sure, but the match didn't involve a fie...

 2018-06-15 21:52 

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In Praise of the Screenshot, an (Admittedly Sometimes Petty) Internet Behavior That Instagram Just Sanctioned...

Instagram has declared a free-for-all for creeping....

 2018-06-15 21:42 

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The Angle: Not so Tough Edition...

Just stop : When you use words like tough , hard-driving , and crackdown to describe Trump and his policies, you are doing his bidding, Lili Loofbourow writes . Let's step outside of the war-fight-man metaphors, and thwart him....

 2018-06-15 21:11 

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The Politics of Incredibles 2 Are Incredibly Confusing...

Like a Spandex suit on a man traveling faster than a speeding bullet, the rumors of an affinity with Ayn Randian ideology have tenaciously clung to the Incredibles franchise. Slate film critic Dana Stevens was far from alone, for example, when she charact...

 2018-06-15 21:09 

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Here's How You Can Help Fight Family Separation at the Border...

If you're horrified by news of families being separated at the borders, here's a bit of news you can use....

 2018-06-15 20:44 

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Trump's DOJ Contradicts His Claim That Democrats Are to Blame for Family Separation...

Donald Trump is eager to blame someone else for his administration's brutal policy of separating immigrant children from their parents at the border. The president has repeatedly blamed Democrats for the practice, declaring that "their law" re...

 2018-06-15 20:37 

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Is Fasting Good for Your Health?...

Thursday night, at 8:28 p.m. on the dot, I took my first sip of water of the day. It tasted sweet. The hunger, thirst, and discomfort immediately disappeared, replaced by the quiet excitement of knowing it was time. This is a joy I have had every night fo...

 2018-06-15 20:09 

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Netizen Report: New Cambodian Law Bans Journalists From Including "Personal Opinion" in Reporting...

The Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in internet rights around the world. It originally appears each week on Global Voices Advocacy . Ellery Roberts Biddle , Marianne Diaz , Nwachukwu Egbunike ,...

 2018-06-15 20:02 

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Immoral Law...

The Trump administration says it needs to separate immigrant families because of the law. "Persons who violate the law of our nation are subject to prosecution," said Attorney General Jeff Sessions , in a speech to religious leaders earlier this w...

 2018-06-15 19:51 

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FEMA Has Rejected 60 Percent of Assistance Requests in Puerto Rico. Why?...

Many Puerto Ricans have a jaundiced view of the federal response to Hurricane Maria: Federal aid was slow to materialize compared with aid to Texas, and President Trump appeared at times glib and dismissive of the island's plight. High on the ledger o...

 2018-06-15 19:48 

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"The Waiver Process Is Fraud"...

Any day now, the Supreme Court will issue its ruling in Trump v. Hawaii , weighing in on the legality of President Donald Trump's third travel ban. That ban, which was instituted via executive order in September , prevents nearly all individuals from ...

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