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Trump Confronted On Past Support For Invading Iraq: "Blah, Blah, Blah, Yes, I Guess"

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buzzfeed.com - Donald Trump was confronted on statements he made in support of invading Iraq and the lack evidence of his opposition to the war from the start – a claim Trump continues to make despite being rated...

Diving Head First Into Donald Trump's Culinary Abyss

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ny.eater.com - Trump Bar was nearly empty at midafternoon. (The same proved true of an evening visit three days later.) Two monitors overhead were tuned to Fox News, as a bartender in a green vest and security gu...

Did Trump Just Hand the Senate to Elizabeth Warren?

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politico.com - For Elizabeth Warren, maybe not running for president wasn’t such a bad idea after all. One of the great disappointments for fans of the Massachusetts senator—a huge, devoted following of progressi...

How OxyContin became one of America's most widely abused prescription drugs #InvestigatingOxy

static.latimes.com - The drugmaker Purdue Pharma launched OxyContin two decades ago with a bold marketing claim: One dose relieves pain for 12 hours, more than twice as long as generic medications. Patients would no lo...

These Viral "Make America Mexico Again" Hats Are Now Officially For Sale

remezcla.com - “Make America Great Again” has perhaps become the most emblematic phrase of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign – and that’s saying a lot for a man who seems to speak almost entirely in catchphras...

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Author of "Practical Classics: 50 Reasons to Reread 50 Books Your Haven't TOuched Since High School." Crazy about publishing, media, journalism, our times, and animal group names. Prone to oversharing.

Radiohead Thinks the Internet Is Turning Us All Into Creeps - The New Yorker

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newyorker.com - On Sunday, Radiohead bleached its Internet presence—its Web site faded to white; its Twitter and Facebook pages were scrubbed of content—a move so blatantly counterintuitive that acolytes knew to r...

Chicano Creates Satirical "Make America Mexico Again" Cap to Mock Trump

latina.com - A young Chicano created a satirical baseball cap with the phrase “Make America Mexico Again” to mock Donald Trump's "Make America Great Again" slogan and spark change. MORE: Man Allegedly Attacks L...

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A Completely Unbiased Review of a Local Rock Show by Someone with No Connections to the Band - The New Yorker

newyorker.com - It was a typical crowd at the Bronze Room last Tuesday that watched the four members of Stiff Lightning take the stage. (Longtime fans will note that the band usually counts five members, but the k...

2,000 Pigeons Will Put on a Light Show in Brooklyn

nytimes.com - What if the lights of the New York skyline suddenly took to the air? Mr. Riley, a rugged-looking 43-year-old Boston transplant, has used pigeons to carry his message before. For his 2013 piece “Tra...

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Why America Can't Quit the Drug War

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rollingstone.com - In March, the commander in chief of the War on Drugs stood in front of a crowd of policymakers, advocates and recovering addicts to declare that America has been doing it wrong. Speaking at the Nat...

A Nation of Second Chances

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medium.com - Earlier this spring, I met with a group of individuals whose sentences were commuted either by President Bush, President Clinton, or myself. They were all at different stages of a new chapter in th...

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Full Episode | MTV2 Presents CRWN : S, E1 - CRWN: DJ Khaled

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mtv.com - and he recently announcedhe's touring with Beyoncé. I'm hip-hop journalistElliott Wilson. Tonight, I sit downwith DJ Khaled overcoming losses and his majorkeys for success. That's fan love over her...

Mississippi, the Two-Flag State - The New Yorker

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