Monday, 21 May 2018

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Meghan Markle Doesn’t Want Trump At Her Wedding

Donald Trump may not be going to the royal wedding after all. According to Trump, he hasn’t received an invitation to the May nuptials for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. (Maybe it got lost in the mail?) In an interview with Piers Morgan for ITV, Trump said that he has…

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T.J. Miller Defends Controversial Comment About Women in Comedy

Former Silicon Valley actor T.J. Miller defended his comments about women in comedy from a recent interview with New York magazine.  The controversial remarks came when Miller gave his take on several well-known comedians, including Louis C.K. (“He doesn’t say anything surprising anymore”) and Aziz Ansari (“He’s very good at…

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How GOP Senators Will Try to Repeal Obamacare in the Coming Days

On Tuesday afternoon, a majority of Republicans in the Senate narrowly voted to open debate on legislation that will either repeal, repeal and replace, or repeal some aspects – though it’s unclear which ones – of the Affordable Care Act. Sens. Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski were the only two…

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Trump Takes His Contempt for the Law to New Heights

Donald Trump gave a wide-ranging and revealing interview to The New York Times on Wednesday. In it, he claimed to be entitled to halt any law enforcement investigation, and was astonishingly candid about his disrespect for the Justice Department and the FBI as well as his belief that law enforcement officials…

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Beyonce Wax Figure Reinstated After 'Whitewashing' Backlash

Beyoncé’s wax figure is back on display at Manhattan’s Madame Tussauds after critics slammed the museum for purportedly “whitewashing” the Lemonade singer’s wax likeness. The controversy began when photos of the statue began to circulate online. People pointed out that the statue looked more like Lindsay Lohan or Britney Spears…

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Sean Spicer Spins Out

Let’s take a moment to feel sorry for erstwhile White House press secretary Sean Spicer. (But just a moment.) Once a pillar of Washington’s Republican establishment, a good ol’ boy well liked by GOP insiders and the cynical Washington press corps, Spicer seemed perfect for the job he held for…

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Is it Safe for Abduction Fetish Sites to Exist on the Internet?

Yingying Zhang, a 26-year-old visiting Chinese scholar at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne, went missing on June 9th. Now, a former PhD candidate at the university named Brendt Christensen has been arrested and charged with Zhang’s abduction. (He pled not guilty at an arraignment on July 20th.) The student…

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Republicans Have No Idea Which Health Care Bill They're Voting On

The Senate is slated to vote on a sweeping overhaul of the nation’s health care system early next week. There’s just one hitch: No one knows what they’re actually voting on. When reporters asked the Senate’s number-two Republican, John Cornyn, if his fellow party members wanted to see the bill…

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Congressional Republicans Go to War With Themselves Over Health Care

Senate Republicans are in open warfare with each other after the failure of numerous attempts to keep the party’s promise of repealing and replacing Obamacare. As of Tuesday afternoon, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was still vowing to move ahead with Plan C: an outright repeal of the Affordable Care…

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Can Oakland Help Solve the Weed Industry's Diversity Problem?

For the last three decades, 56-year-old Alexis Bronson has been paying his bills by growing weed. His love of the plant started back in the 1980s after a trip to a Humboldt County marijuana farm, and since then he’s cultivated his own grow operations in Vallejo and Oakland. He’s graduated…