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Pardon Me?

20Nov

Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail, August 2016 The issue of whether Hillary Clinton mishandled classified information during her tenure as Secretary of State was a recurring theme in the 2016 U.S. Presidential election

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Sabra Dipping Company has issued a voluntary recall  for some of its hummus products over potential listeria contamination, the manufacturer announced Saturday.  The decision comes after Sabra’s manufacturing facility tested positive for the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes, which can cause a serious and potentially deadly infection, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said in a release

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WASHINGTON —  Sen.  Bernie Sanders  (I-Vt.)  lost the Democratic nomination and Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) is the new leader of the Senate Democrats. But the Vermont senator’s vision and ideas will dominate the Democratic Party’s attempt to recover from  Hillary Clinton’s  ruinous White House run

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Twitter users are imagining what could be Vice President-elect Mike Pence’s favorite musicals, following his eventful evening watching “ Hamilton .” The Indiana governor was widely  booed on entering the Richard Rogers Theater  in New York City on Friday night, and the Broadway show’s cast addressed him with a powerful message  as he later left. News of the incident caused the #NameAPenceMusical hashtag to globally trend on the micro-blogging service, with users putting their own Pence spin on classic musical shows

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Fortune cookie fortunes can range from ominous to uplifting to downright hilarious. And now, you can be the voice of wisdom inside those sugary folded treats.

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The irony of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s “America First” policy is that it could end the budding new Cold War that has been developing between the West and Russia and China. His non-ideological, deal-making approach, which doesn’t challenge how the Russians and Chinese govern themselves, promises to lessen tensions that have been getting dangerously out of control.

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Reports of anti-Semitic, racist and anti-immigrant incidents at schools around the country have spread rapidly in the days since Donald Trump  became President-elect Trump. These incidents are hitting not only colleges and universities, but high schools, middle schools and even a handful of elementary schools.

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President-elect Donald Trump called for the removal of the Statue of Liberty from New York harbor because it encourages immigration to the United States. Trump said he was elected president because he promised to secure the American borders.

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Members of the Afghan national women’s cycling team have kept on riding through misogyny, harassment and physical violence. Now a corruption scandal threatens to knock the trailblazers off their bikes for good

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By Kerry Fiallo | Off the Shelf I collect ghost stories. I don’t believe in ghosts–but I’ll read any and all types of haunting stories

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NEW YORK/WASHINGTON – An architect of anti-immigration efforts who says he is advising President-elect Donald Trump said the new administration could push ahead rapidly on construction of a U.S.-Mexico border wall without seeking immediate congressional approval. Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach , who helped write tough immigration laws in Arizona and elsewhere, said in an interview that Trump’s policy advisers had also discussed drafting a proposal for his consideration to reinstate a registry for immigrants from Muslim countries. Kobach, who media reports say is a key member of Trump’s transition team, said he had participated in regular conference calls with about a dozen Trump immigration advisers for the past two to three months.

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President-elect Donald Trump left reporters in the dark about his whereabouts Tuesday night, continuing a pattern of restricting press access and setting up a dangerous precedent for the press covering the Trump administration. Trump left his residence at New York’s Trump Tower to have dinner at a restaurant without informing the pool of reporters tasked to cover him. Trump’s transition team had told the reporters there would be no more news for the day, indicating Trump would remain at Trump Tower for the night

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Accused Subway Masturbator Done In By Own DNA

16Nov

A registered sex offender is behind bars after his DNA was found on the pant leg of a woman who accused him of masturbating on her. The alleged incident happened Oct

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One was recently profiled in the New Yorker. The other has an Emmy. Both are bombarding people on the street.

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Earth To Trump: Go Green

14Nov

Here are two facts about the man who will soon be President of the United States, only one of which can be true.

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Notice to Trump: We’re Ready

14Nov

On January 14, thousands will converge in Washington, D.C. as the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Fox News host Sean Hannity apparently believes that CNN, The Washington Post and The New York Times should be excluded from the White House press corps while Donald Trump is president. Hannity attacked CNN host Brian Stelter on Sunday night after Stelter used the term “national emergency” on air to describe the shocking outcome of the election, which has so far sparked nationwide  protests  and has led to a disturbing uptick in racist incidents

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American Apparel Files For 2nd Bankruptcy

14Nov

NEW YORK (Reuters) – American Apparel LLC filed for its second bankruptcy protection in just over a year on Monday, weighed down by intense competitive pressures facing U.S. teen retailers and a rocky relationship with its founder. The second bankruptcy comes as the retailer struggles to overcome years of losses and rising online competition

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Criminal hate crime incidents reported to police increased 6.8 percent in the United States in 2015, according to official FBI data released today. There were 5,850 incidents in 2015, compared to 5479 reported in 2014, the widely anticipated report showed .

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Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani on Sunday claimed that the wave of protests against President-elect Donald Trump are “exaggerating the fears” of his presidency, despite an increase in acts of racism and bigotry since the election Tuesday. “I feel very bad about that,” Giuliani said on ABC’s “This Week,” addressing the protests.

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One year after a series of terrorist attacks hit a concert hall, a stadium, restaurants and bars in Paris, leaving 130 people dead, Nov. 13 is still very much on people’s minds. Thousands gathered across the French capital earlier Sunday  to pay respects to the people who lost their lives last year, as commemorative plaques were unveiled outside the various sites of attack

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Donald Trump’s campaign threat to appoint a special prosecutor to go after Hillary Clinton  may still be in play, according to former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, a vice chairman on Trump’s presidential transition team. “That’s a tough one, George, it really is,” Giuliani told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos on Sunday.

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NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES – Chanting “Not my president” and “love trumps hate,” thousands of demonstrators took the streets in cities across the United States on Saturday to protest against President-elect Donald Trump , who they say threatens their civil and human rights. The biggest rallies were in New York , Los Angeles and Chicago, where organizers said they wanted to build on the momentum after several nights of protests triggered by the real-estate mogul’s surprise win in Tuesday’s presidential election. In New York, several thousand protesters marched peacefully up Fifth Avenue past its glitzy store fronts, some already bearing Christmas decorations, before filling the streets at the foot of Trump Tower, the president-elect’s skyscraper home.

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Someone drew a swastika on four dormitory doors at New York City’s New School over the weekend. We woke up to this on our door, in a dorm at @TheNewSchool , where 3 Jewish women live. @ShaunKing @deray @parsonsdesign pic.twitter.com/tK1IpXA1ae — sam ☕ (@samlichtenstein) November 12, 2016 David Van Zandt, the school’s president, released a statement Saturday addressing the symbols, saying hate crimes were “unacceptable at the school.” “Any form of expression that denigrates members of our community based on their race, ethnicity, religion, sexual or gender identity, or political beliefs is completely abhorrent and antithetical to our core values,” he said in a statement

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What If Trump Turns Out To Be Great?

12Nov

What is the best we can hope for a Trump presidency? If Trump’s election proves anything, it is that the ideas which used buttress the old ruling elite no longer hold sway.

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LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK – Officials in New York and Los Angeles on Thursday said they hoped President-elect Donald Trump would not follow through on a campaign promise to withhold federal funds from “sanctuary cities” that shield people who are in the country illegally.

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Documentary filmmaker Michael Moore, who in July correctly predicted   Donald Trump  would win the White House, now says the president-elect’s first term will end in either his resignation or impeachment. “Here’s what’s going to happen, this is why we’re not going to have to suffer through four years of Donald J. Trump, because he has no ideology except the ideology of Donald J

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Money and Politics in the Age of Trump

11Nov

Cross-posted from the Brennan Center for Justice Earlier this week millions of Americans woke up with the political hangover of a lifetime.

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Don’t you hate it when you hold open a door for someone and they  don’t  say “thank you”? Or how about when you are pushing a shopping cart around the grocery store and one wheel just keeps spinning out of control? Lin-Manuel Miranda , the brilliant mind behind Broadway hit musical “ Hamilton ,” freestyled verses about these minor yet utterly aggravating inconveniences during his appearance on “ The Ellen DeGeneres Show ” Friday.

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Our Complete Thanksgiving Recipe Guide We understand the instinct. Poultry sometimes feels like it could use a little wash ― it can have a somewhat slimy quality to it

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The Democratic Party Has Exploded

11Nov

The Democratic Party exploded Tuesday night. There will be months of finger-pointing and internal reprisals over exactly what Democrats should have done differently.

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Don’t believe that story about Hillary Clinton filing for divorce from her husband, former President  Bill Clinton , in the aftermath of her presidential election defeat.  It’s totally fake. The Christian Times Newspaper’s  website published a story titled “ BREAKING: Hillary Clinton files for divorce in New York courts ” on Thursday. It alleged that attorneys for the former Democratic presidential candidate had served papers, citing “irreconcilable differences” between her and the former president, with the Supreme Court of the State of New York for Westchester County earlier that day

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As supporters of Hillary Clinton , still reeling from her failed presidential bid, walked past the Democrat’s former Brooklyn, New York, headquarters Thursday night, they came across a heartwarming and heartbreaking scene.

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Donald Trump likes to talk about “draining the swamp.” The president-elect seems to mean cleaning up corruption in Washington. But for the real swamp of 2016, you needn’t look to our capitol ― just pick up your phone and open Facebook.

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It’s been a rough couple of days for some Hillary Clinton supporters, but a young mother’s story of her walk on Thursday will likely help disappointed voters get back on track. Margot Gerster, of Chappaqua, New York, posted on Facebook that she’d been “feeling so heartbroken” since Clinton’s surprising loss to Donald Trump. To get over her blues, Gerster took her baby daughter hiking on Thursday near their home. “We were the only ones there and it was so beautiful and relaxing,” Gerster wrote.  Someone else had the same idea for making the most of a beautiful autumn day after the bitter campaign season

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Donald Trump is making Stephen Colbert great again.

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Regina Spektor has a knack for turning simple chord progressions into ethereal expressions of joy, longing and sadness – sometimes all three in the same breadth. Her intonation alternates between whimsy and passion. This was all on display at her recent Town Hall show when she took the stage with a string quartet plus bass and drums.

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When Matt Rotner  was tasked with giving a speech at his sister’s wedding, he was not about to  throw away his shot .

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WASHINGTON ― With a renewed push in state elections ahead of the 2020 census, Democrats are competing to win at least 14 state legislative chambers on Tuesday.

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Marathon Sunday in New York City was a pretty festive experience, and one cop took a quick break from work to get in on the action.  In a video posted to Instagram and shared on Facebook, Sachin Shenolikar described how he was playing with his band, the Condescending Liberals, along the marathon route, when he noticed a police officer enjoying the music.  “My hands were cramping up a bit, so I took a break and chatted with him as the band jammed on,” Shenolikar wrote. “He said he was a guitar player too.

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If you watched “Fox & Friends” for a 10-minute stretch during the 8 a.m. hour Saturday, you might think Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton is likely to be indicted in the coming months.  If you stuck with the show into the 9 a.m

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Friday marked the end of early voting in the battleground state of Nevada, and the final returns brought decidedly good news for Democratic presidential nominee  Hillary   Clinton . Registered Democrats turned out in force in Nevada’s largest counties, providing Clinton a critical boost in a state where polling aggregates show the former secretary of state and GOP nominee  Donald   Trump  within a few points of one another . Over 57,000 votes were cast in populous Clark County, a single-day record that propelled Democrats to a statewide ballot edge larger than they held at the same point in 2012 , when President  Barack Obama  won Nevada by nearly 7 points

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Seasoned, NOT Fatally Flawed

05Nov

How would I — or you — look to the world if subjected to 30 years of relentless, organized and fully-funded lies, calumny, distortions, faux outrage, hypocrisy, fabrications, attempted bullying and flagrant misogyny? Battered? Yes

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Beyonce and Jay Z performed at Hillary Clinton’s big get-out-the-vote rally in Cleveland Friday night.

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Hours after  saying he had advance knowledge of the FBI’s plans to  review additional emails tied to Hillary Clinton , Rudy Giuliani backpedaled on Friday, claiming he knew nothing about leaks from the bureau. Giuliani, the Donald Trump surrogate who revealed in a bombshell Friday morning interview that the FBI was secretly trying to help Trump’s campaign, contradicted himself Friday evening on CNN.  “I have spoken to no current FBI agents, gosh, in the last eight months, nine months, 10 months, certainly not about this,” the former New York mayor told Wolf Blitzer on “The Situation Room.”    He said “ surprises ” he had referred to in his earlier interview didn’t include the FBI’s email disclosure, but instead meant to hint at a last-minute advertising blitz by Trump’s campaign. Giuliani’s comments on CNN are at odds with those he made earlier on “Fox & Friends.” In the Fox appearance, Giuliani seemed to confirm the FBI leaked information about its  email investigation to Trump’s campaign before FBI Director James Comey disclosed it publicly a week ago.

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A drug-resistant fungus that first emerged in the U.S. only a few years ago has been linked to four deaths, and health officials are on guard about its potential to spread in healthcare facilities throughout the country.  C. auris , a yeast that has  sickened people around the globe  and caused potentially deadly infections, appears to have arrived in the U.S

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Tina Fey, Cameron Esposito, Rhea Butcher, Aparna Nancherla, Jenny Slate, Tig Notaro and Sasheer Zamata walk into a bar. No, this isn’t the beginning of a bad joke, it’s a comedy festival ― the New York Comedy Festival , founded by NYC comedy club owner Caroline Hirsch.

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If you were eating at an Ichiran restaurant right now, you wouldn’t be reading this article.

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Several cities  have soda tax proposals on the ballot Nov. 8., including San Francisco and Oakland, California and Boulder, Colorado. For those voting on these sometimes controversial initiatives, a new study in the American Journal of Public Health provides some important perspective

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Irish rock star Bono is getting a new accolade – Glamour magazine’s first Man of the Year. The U.S. women’s magazine announced on Tuesday that the U2 frontman and humanitarian will be the first man in its 36-year history to be honored along side its annual Women of the Year list.

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Jeurys Familia , an All-Star closing pitcher for the New York Mets who recently appeared in an ad campaign against domestic violence , was arrested for domestic violence  on Monday, the Bergen Record reports.  Fort Lee, New Jersey, police accused Familia, identified as Jeurys F. Mojica, of causing “bodily injury to another,” according to a complaint posted Tuesday by The Record. The victim, whose name is redacted from the complaint, had “visible injuries, specifically a scratch to the chest and bruise to the right cheek.” Familia, 27, was arrested after an officer who responded to the incident “found probable cause to believe domestic violence had occurred,” the complaint states. The athlete was charged with simple assault, and bail was set at $1,500.  In a statement to The Record, the Mets said, “The matter was brought to our attention and we are monitoring the situation.” Familia was among a number of athletes who recently starred in an ad campaign sponsored by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence .

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Colin Kaepernick has taken his protests of police brutality to the people. During his team’s bye week, the San Fransisco 49ers quarterback hosted a free youth camp in Oakland on Saturday called Know Your Rights . The program aims to teach kids about various important issues, including higher education, self-empowerment and interacting with law enforcement.

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President Barack Obama  and first lady Michelle Obama both slay when it comes to personal style . So why would their White House design choices be any different? Architectural Digest ’s December issue offers up an exclusive scoop on the Obama family’s living quarters

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The United States’ oldest and largest Native American organization has requested a meeting with Major League Baseball and the Cleveland Indians to discuss the team’s controversial Chief Wahoo logo. The logo, a red-faced cartoon caricature that many Native Americans have fought to change for decades , began attracting increased public scrutiny last month as Cleveland advanced toward its first World Series appearance since 1997

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One woman showed up to the Village Halloween Parade in New York City on Monday night dressed up as “a soiled tampon,” which, according to the photo’s caption, she wanted to do for “so many years.”  But fulfilling a years-long dream was apparently about more than a creative use of fake blood.

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In one of the more bizarre moments of his campaign ― but likely among the most calculated events this week ― Donald Trump unfurled a large rainbow flag that had the words “LGBT for Trump” scribbled across it, shortly after walking onstage at a rally in Greeley, Colorado on Sunday night. Except that the flag was upside down

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HELENA, Ala. (Reuters) – Colonial Pipeline Co shut down its main gasoline and distillates pipelines on Monday after an explosion and fire in Shelby, Alabama, killing a worker and sending five to the hospital – the second time in two months it had to close the crucial supply line to the U.S.

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WASHINGTON ― You have to be extremely political here in the nation’s capital if you want to acquire a reputation for being nonpolitical. James Comey, as shrewd and politically attuned a player as this city has seen, had accomplished that feat ― until it all fell apart on Friday. Seeking to protect his reputation for impartiality, the FBI director instead revealed his obsession with politics: the politics of his own image.

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An early morning shooting at a Halloween party in Newburgh, New York, left two people dead and multiple others injured, according to reports. Police were called to the scene just after midnight Sunday.

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New York City’s Metropolitan Opera was evacuated Saturday after an audience member sprinkled an unidentified powder into the orchestra pit during the second intermission of a performance of “Guillaume Tell.” The Met said on its Facebook page that it had canceled the evening performance of “L’Italiana in Algeri” while police investigate the incident.

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I Wish I Could Vote For Hillary Clinton Twice

29Oct

As we all know, James Comey, the director of the FBI, shook up the presidential election by informing Congress that the FBI is looking into additional emails related to its investigation of Hillary Clinton, later reported to have been found on a computer used by her close aide Huma Abedin and her lecherous husband Anthony Wiener. Director Comey said in his brief message that the emails have not been reviewed and may not be significant.  This announcement was  contrary to the Justice Department’s longstanding policy  of not commenting on ongoing investigations and not interfering in elections within the 60 days prior to the vote

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“ Hamilton ” is a ground-breaking musical for many reasons. Beyond its score and story and performances, though ― all of which are fervently praised, and rightly so ― there’s a simple reason the hype behind this generation’s biggest theatrical moment is deserved: representation matters

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While Donald Trump ’s  racism ,  xenophobia  and  sexism  have drawn considerable scorn, there has been some confusion about his stance on the queer community.

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Moundsville, West Virginia There are two types of Halloween mounds: One is the delicious coconut candy bar. The other is the tumulus or Hügelgräber , a.k.a. the burial mound.

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A new survey finds there isn’t much respect to go around this election season. Polls agree that Hillary Clinton is winning, but not by how much. And a survey of Latino voters shows the group feels disengaged from major issue discussions.

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A massive new marine reserve was created around Antarctica on Friday that will protect some 600,000 square miles of ocean in one of the world’s last vestiges of unspoiled wilderness. The new park, stretching throughout the Ross Sea, becomes the world’s largest protected marine area. A bloc of 24 nations and the European Union, tasked with Antarctic conservation, announced the decision in Hobart, Australia, following two weeks of negotiations.

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Don’t be worried if you argue with your spouse every now and then. It generally means you care about the relationship, said Elisabeth J

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ExxonMobil and its auditor  PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP  must comply with a subpoena issued as part of New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman ’s climate fraud probe, The New York Supreme Court ruled Wednesday.

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Elon Musk is expected to unveil a new solar roofing product for his energy company, SolarCity, this week. Based on what Musk has already said about the product, his solar roofing would put the photovoltaic cells used to generate electricity from the sun in the shingles themselves, instead of in a system of solar panels on a roof.

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Mike Huckabee thought he was making a point in the form of an analogy. The former Arkansas governor and prominent Donald Trump supporter was trying to say that the New Yorker’s endorsement of Hillary Clinton for president was no surprise.  What he came up with was this:  The New Yorker endorsed HRC

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Adnan Syed , the man whose murder conviction was at the heart of the smash hit “Serial” podcast,  may be released on bail , The New York Times reports. Syed’s lawyers are arguing that he should be allowed out of prison while he awaits a new trail, according to court documents filed Monday in Baltimore City Circuit Court. Syed has been serving a life sentence since  he was convicted of murder in the death of his ex-girlfriend in 2000.

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Along with the Haymarket and Sacco and Vanzetti trials, the execution of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg during the McCarthy-era stands as among the gravest miscarriages of justice in American history. In the last few months, the Rosenberg family has amassed over 13,000 signatures (http://www.rfc.org/ethel) calling on President Obama to issue an executive proclamation nullifying the guilty verdict for Ethel modeled after what Governor Michael Dukakis of Massachusetts did on the 50th anniversary of Sacco and Vanzetti.

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In John Oliver ’s latest segment on opioids during Last Week Tonight , he pulled up one of the key statistics pharmaceutical salespeople used to market prescription opioids to doctors in the 1990s: Less than 1 percent of patients taking opioids become addicted to painkillers.  That figure is completely inaccurate, of course, and as Oliver points out, it has a disturbing origin story. “I know it may seem like they are pulling that number out of their ass, but they actually pulled it out of the letters to the editor section of the New England Journal of Medicine,” Oliver said. “Seriously

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The Center for Gun Policy and Research at Johns Hopkins University has just issued an important report on guns and college campuses which is summarized in a Washington Post op-ed, or you can download the entire report here . Basically, the report argues that, Gun-nut Nation’s claims to the contrary, allowing guns on college campuses does not enhance security or safety, but will result in more, not less gun violence in academic environments.

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Donald Trump picked up his first major newspaper endorsement over the weekend in the key battleground state of Nevada.

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The long-suffering Chicago Cubs advanced to the World Series for the first time in 71 years with a 5-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday. The Cubs , known as the “The Lovable Losers” given years of heartbreak and misery since their last World Series triumph in 1908, clinched the best-of-seven National League Championship Series 4-2 at home and set off wild celebrations across the city

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Stephen Colbert wants in on Donald Trump’s rumored TV network. With reports swirling that the GOP nominee wants to launch something akin to “ Trump TV ” following the presidential election, the “ Late Show ” host has been busy preparing some show pitches. “This is exciting,” Colbert said on Friday

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In this week’s episode of “Scheer Intelligence,” Robert Scheer speaks with David Dayen, author of the book Chain of Title: How Three Ordinary Americans Uncovered Wall Street’s Great Foreclosure Fraud . Dayen and Scheer discuss the federal government’s failure to respond to millions of people who suffered from the mortgage fallout from the 2008 bank crisis

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Like what you read below? Sign up for HUFFPOST HILL and get a cheeky dose of political news every evening!   A new report predicts that global markets would fall sharply if Donald Trump wins the White House, and considering how much the candidate likes market crashes , that might make defeat even more difficult for him. Merrick Garland’s FOMO was temporarily relieved when a short-staffed Supreme Court delayed hearing three cases

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