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How Net Neutrality Repeal Could Silence Women And People Of Color

The FCC voted Thursday to overturn rules that ensured ISPs couldn't play favorites with websites and services.

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Trump's Biggest Win In 2017 Is His Judicial Confirmations

He's gotten more circuit court judges on the bench than any other president in a first year in office. Many oppose abortion rights and are anti-LGBTQ.

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Playback: Rian Johnson on ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ and Thriving Within Lucasfilm

Welcome to “Playback,” a Variety podcast bringing you exclusive conversations with the talents behind many of today’s hottest films. “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” is set for release Dec. 1…

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Mediocre 'Ferdinand' Will Have Bored Parents Seeing Red

Munro Leaf's classic children story about a pacifist bull becomes a formulaic animated film indistinguishable from scores of others.

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Bella Hadid Went to a Basketball Game and Experienced Every. Single. Emotion. (PHOTOS)

We've never seen anyone get so excited (or angry or jubilant or just plain emotional) as Bella Hadid did at the Los Angeles Lakers and New York Knicks game at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday.  The supermodel took in the basketball game courtside next to her friend, singer Justine Skye, where she was seen jumping up to her feet to cheer, proudly raising her fist in the air, and just generally looking overcome with all the feels.

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Designated Survivor boss reacts to latest major twist

What's next for the president?

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ESPN's Le Batard Purchased LaVar Ball's Big Baller Brand Shoes, Received Wrong Pair Eight Months Later - Breitbart

ESPN's Le Batard Purchased LaVar Ball's Big Baller Brand Shoes, Received Wrong Pair Eight Months Later

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Tobacco company makes a hard pivot to cryptocurrency mining

From cigars to ... cryptocurrency.

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Top White House economist predicts Rubio will come around on tax bill

President Donald Trump's top economic adviser said Thursday night he's confident Republican Sen. Marco Rubio will ultimately be a "yes" on the GOP tax bill despite the senator's threat to vote against the legislation unless there is a more generous child tax credit -- a threat that could leave Senate Republicans with no room for error with their slim 52-48 majority.

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Sean Spicer literally thinks "A Christmas Carol" is a book of Christmas carols

Not only that, but as Randy Michaels quipped, “The most Christmas carols ever gathered in one book. Period.”

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New Model Warns About CRISPR Gene Drives in the Wild

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21 People Who Need To Stay Far, Far Away From 2018

My god.

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US cuts some military aid to Somalia amid allegations of misuse

The US government is cutting aid to some Somali military units amid allegations of misuse of funds and corruption by the Somali military, a State Department official told CNN on Thursday.

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US sanctions against Russia a work in progress

President Donald Trump reluctantly approved new sanctions against Russia on August 2 after Congress sent him a bill with strong bipartisan backing, but the administration still hasn't implemented them.

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Noninvasive Radiation Therapy Halts Deadly Heart Rhythm

schwit1 shares a report from The New York Times (Warning: source may be paywalled; alternative source): The patients were gravely ill, their hearts scarred by infections or heart attacks. In each, the electrical system that maintains a regular heartbeat had been short-circuited. They suffered freque...

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U.S. Had 23 Executions in 2017, Second-Lowest Number in a Quarter-Century

Executions, death sentences and public approval of capital punishment have been steadily declining, the Death Penalty Information Center said.

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No family turn up to inquest of seven-year-old boy

No family turned up to the inquest of a seven-year-old boy Hakeem Hussain whose body was 'frozen to death' after being left outside a house in Birmingham.

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One killed and several injured in Netherlands stabbing attack

One person has been killed and several others injured in a stabbing attack in the southern Dutch city of Maastricht. The incident happened on Thursday evening.

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Has North Korea accidentally revealed its first atomic bomb?

North Korea appear to have inadvertently revealed an image of former leader Kim Jong-il inspecting one of the country's first ever atomic bombs.

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How to Rebuild Puerto Rico

Three months after Hurricane Maria, the island is still in crisis. Puerto Ricans know their future depends on more than mending what Maria destroyed.

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Watch The Cast Of 'The Last Jedi' Lose Their Minds In This 'Fear Box' Challenge

"It's just cloth, John." "Cloth don't move back when you touch it!"

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AI isn’t just compromising our privacy—it can limit our choices, too

Amazon keeps us in clusters of like-behaved shoppers; Google of like-behaved searchers; and Facebook, tragically, of like-behaved citizens. Reliant on behavior data, the machine constrains us to what we have been, rather than what we wish or hope to become.

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Each U.S. Family Trashes 400 iPhones’ Worth of E-Waste a Year

A new report warns of billions of dollars lost around the world as countries fail to recycle a glowing glut of electronics waste.

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'Significant issues' in treatment of ICE detainees

Long waits for medical care and inappropriate treatment of detainees are among issues found at several US immigrant detention facilities, a new report says.

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Court calls for inquiry into Kozinski accusations

A federal judge Thursday said there are grounds to open an inquiry into allegations of "judicial misconduct" against Judge Alex Kozinski, after multiple former clerks and junior staffers came forward with allegations of inappropriate sexual actions against the judge.

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Sen. Graham: A 30% chance Trump attacks North Korea

Sen. Lindsey Graham offered a stunning prediction on Wednesday, estimating that there is a 30% chance President Donald Trump orders a first strike on North Korea to prevent the rogue nation from acquiring a nuclear weapon capable of hitting the United States.

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Thursday Night Football is likely here to stay, whether players like it or not

Broncos-Colts is the last TNF game of the season, but it's going to be back in 2018 and beyond. Here's why.

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Deadspin The NFL Is Gonna Fuck With Everything This Offseason

Deadspin The NFL Is Gonna Fuck With Everything This Offseason | Jezebel Details in Child Sex Complaint Against Rapper 6ix9ine Contradict His Public Comments | Earther What Ancient Rome Can Teach Us About Climate Disasters | Splinter Where a Life-Saving Needle Exchange Operates in the Shadow of the Law | The Root The Top 10 Moments From Roy Moore’s New Racist, Dog-Whistle, Batshit-Crazy Video |

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White Nationalist Now Faces First-Degree Murder in Charlottesville Killing

Prosecutors increased the top charge against James Fields Jr., who is accused of driving his car into counterprotesters, killing Heather Heyer

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Texas Attorney General’s Aide Resigns After Mocking #MeToo Movement

Andrew D. Leonie, an associate deputy attorney general, had complained on Facebook early Wednesday about “all the pathetic ‘me too’ victim claims.”

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China's Top Phone Makers Poised to Challenge Apple on Home Turf

China’s top smartphone makers are ready to challenge Apple Inc. on its home turf after trouncing the iPhone maker in their own market.

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People are asking Tommy Wiseau for life advice and his answers are actually awesome

Tommy Wiseau: Surprisingly wholesome.

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'Youthquake' named 2017 word of the year by Oxford Dictionaries

A year of political change effected by young people tipped the balance of power in a shortlist including such buzzwords as Antifa, kompromat and Milkshake Duck

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'Child care deserts' are leaving rural parents with few options

Tighter regulations and shrinking funds are putting many rural day care centers out of business. In Eastern Kentucky, this is forcing parents to rely on the kindness of relatives or friends or to give up their jobs and stay home with the kids.

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