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Stay informed as this election approaches … it’s anyone’s race.

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In honor of the president’s two years in office, here’s the most current list of everyone who’s quit or been fired.

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Here are the female frontrunners for the Democratic bid in the 2020 elections.

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The former Baylor frat president faces almost no repercussions after raping and assaulting an unconscious woman.

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China wants a censored search engine, and Google might be greedy enough to oblige them.

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If the argument comes down to exposure, then other addictive products are equally incriminated.

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Democratic socialism just might be what saves the Union.

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She was the most powerful woman in the world for eight years, and she did a lot to earn it.

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Despite increased political engagement, the number of under-30-year-olds voting is still far too low.

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Just how far did the blue wave ride?

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Which is very bad news for Democrats.

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Despite the surge in interest from young voters, a majority-Democrat Senate is still a long shot.

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More than ever, celebrities across the entertainment industry are getting political. Should they?

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Twitter posts don’t make you a political activist.

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Warren’s DNA test results proved she just doesn’t get it.

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Democrats across Texas are hoping so, but their hope might not be enough.

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Kanye’s MAGA hat and pro-Trump rhetoric has left fans upset, America confused and everyone wondering: Where is this coming from?

 

 

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And several former Miss America winners have jumped to her defense.

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Has Melania Trump forever changed the American First Lady?

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It’s gotten so bad that even John Cusack’s getting involved.

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It won’t be long till Amazon owns the government anyway.

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Sessions ruled that domestic abuse victims can no longer seek asylum in the United States.

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The ‘Jersey Shore’ star’s recent domestic dispute highlights the sad relationship between violent relationships and reality television.

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Two glitches in seven days have underscored, yet again, how addicted everyone is to the app.

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And might have helped disenfranchise thousands of voters in Ohio and throughout the U.S.

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Here are the best podcasts to tune in to if you’d rather ignore those pesky CNN notifications.

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She successfully manipulated an entire city into believing she was royalty, but the $62,000 debt on a credit card told a different story.

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Eminem’s sound effects in ‘Kill You’ sparked conversations about whether gunshot-like sound effects are appropriate in the wake of mass shootings.

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The 45th president spurred more than his fair share of controversy at the 44th G7 Summit shortly before his meeting with Kim Jong Un.

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Net neutrality has now officially been repealed, and nobody knows exactly what the future holds for internet usage.

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The home rental service allows individuals to register their homes as emergency shelters, bringing new meaning to ‘loving thy neighbor.’

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Facebook and Twitter dominate today’s social media landscape, but with bad press popping up left and right, it might not stay that way forever.

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How the predominantly Catholic country defied centuries-old doctrine.

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Since 1999, suicide rates have risen nearly 30 percent.

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Samantha Bee’s apology to Ivanka Trump was the first real ‘I’m Sorry’ I have heard in a while.

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Just feel the Bern and imagine the flames of Bernie Sanders waging war on the status quo, eliminating student debt and leading the United States with honesty and integrity.

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Fashion icon Kate Spade hid her issues with mental illness behind her bubbly public image for decades.

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Trump’s surprising choice to pardon an old woman serving time for drug offenses is good news — but don’t expect big changes out of his administration.

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Men are often removed from the conversation and are now left without certain rights that women have been granted.

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Trump might be able to do some good if he can muster an ounce of diplomacy.

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He could pardon himself if he wanted to — not that he has to! — but he could.

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The film, which was shown to Starbucks workers during their anti-bias training, offers a poignant look into the struggles of African Americans.

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Now, finally, the Miss America pageant can finally be about the contestants’ personalities.

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Reid is just the latest in a string of TV personalities to be caught in a freedom of speech issue.

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The iconic fashion designer was found in her apartment Tuesday morning.

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R. Kelly and XXXTentacion, both of whom were targeted by the policy, actually saw their streams rise during the probation.

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The verdict provides little insight as to how far the Constitution protects religious liberties and same-sex rights.

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If this can happen to an FBI agent, it could easily happen to anyone.

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Facebook will remove this section after complaints surrounding fake news and restriction of conservative content.

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SESTA/FOSTA, the new bill passed by the Senate, is endangering the sex work community through its harmful generalizations.

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Through the financial assistance of the Evans Scholarship, dedicated caddies gain the opportunity to attend college free-of-charge.

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Rather than fall in line with traditional Catholic doctrine, the first ever pope from the Americas is forging new territory with an old message.

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The Kent State graduate used her college graduation photos to promote her answer to the gun crisis in America: arm the students.

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With his term not even half complete, Trump’s environmental legacy has the potential to be the worst of any modern president.

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Innovative startup E6PR has created edible six-pack rings, but do the environmental benefits justify the higher production cost?

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If even their best baristas routinely misspell customer names, then a half-day of training probably won’t solve much.

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Hateful communities of men have been forming at alarming rates across the country.

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In light of a new policy for the National Football League, controversy surrounding kneeling during the National Anthem continues.

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The less attended and publicized hearing provided disturbing insights into Cambridge Analytica, Facebook and free speech.

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Recent breakthroughs in 20th-century murder cases have led to a new debate over police access to genealogy databases and privacy.

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Volunteers at Siena College are using 3D printing technology to create prosthetic limbs for children.

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Recent actions from the governments of the United States and Israel might signal a shift in the fate of the popular two-state solution.

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In a time when even the cold facts are questioned, journalists may find strength in embracing subjectivity — and breaking journalistic conventions.

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Student Andrew Schneidawind wanted to show politicians the fear that students and teachers live through every day.

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The league’s controversial decision to ban the protest might just lead to further political activism.

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De Blasio has told the NYPD to come up with a plan to stop the police from wasting their time making ‘unnecessary’ arrests for pot.

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The Houston football star has a history of altruism when it comes to his adopted city.

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Uber recently changed its policies on sexual assault, giving victims a platform to speak out.

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In health care, despite decades of scientific advancement, systematic sexism is still alive and well — unlike the women it’s killing.

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Are clickbait and biases the future of mainstream news outlets?

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Gun control has become a hot-button issue for primaries across the country.

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Including the Sutherland Springs shooting and Austin bombings, nearly 40 Texans have died from domestic terrorism since November.

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The university will reportedly have to use student tuition to finance the agreement.

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Incels are making headlines with shocking acts of terror, but where does the incel philosophy stem from?

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By creating The American Agora within the university, students of American University are promoting ideological diversity throughout their campus.

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Although the water is technically considered safe, Flint residents do not trust the water until all the pipes are replaced.

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The controversial decision marks a break with decades of diplomatic precedence.

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Kilauea is happening now, but here are other volcanoes that people should have their eye on.

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Has the rapper’s recent behavior robbed him of his artistic achievements?

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Across the country, majors and standardized curricula are becoming a relic of the past.

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After the death of a bulldog on a United flight in March, PETA and other animal rights activists have rallied against the airline.

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While Trump criticized the agreement as being too lenient on Iran, critics fear the retreat will antagonize diplomacy efforts.

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New theories have emerged in favor of the flat Earth, or so Flat-Earthers say.

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America is witnessing a disaster unfold in real-time at the hands of Rudy Giuliani.

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Last year, the president broke a 16-year-old tradition by refusing to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, as anti-immigrant policies have continued to define his presidency.

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The organization allowed girls into its ranks, but with plenty of planned segregation.

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According to William H. McRaven, UT’s departing chancellor and the man responsible for the assassination of Bin Laden, there’s no harder gig.

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Trump may withdraw the U.S. from the landmark Iran deal. What does this mean for America and what will come next?

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Facebook and other such social media have been hailed as powerful tools for community building, but what are their limitations?

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Outside of existing on Amazon, the show has finally been removed by even the most ardent holdout networks.

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The star, and many others, have pointed to a troubling undercurrent of sexual harassment in the iconic ’80s films.

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For an event that claims to celebrate free speech, Wolf has come under fire for speaking too freely.

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You might not realize it, but biphobia and homophobia are wildly different sides of the same coin.

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From a liberal arts school in California to a private Baptist university in Texas, the transition taught me about religion, politics and myself.

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If you’re relaxing by playing at an online casino on your phone, make sure to do your homework and see what kind of welcome bonuses are out there.

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Amidst all the fad diets and seemingly perfect Instagram models, it’s time for some food and body positivity.

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He acts, promotes marijuana, hangs with Willie Nelson, walks into oncoming traffic and is related to an assassin. Oh, and he can rock a beanie.

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Should legal highs continue to be sold in adult video stores?

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Lulu Wang’s latest film looks at the tension between Asian Americans and the culture of the homelands.

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The increase of mass shootings is changing Americans’ behaviors. Their deep-rooted fears are a cry for help to lawmakers to address their concerns.

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Curious about online casinos? Here’s why you should be claiming No Deposit Bonuses and using them to your advantage in 2019.

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It may sound like a cliché to “journal away your feelings,” but maybe there’s a reason for that.

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The actor’s death is a wakeup call for overthinking and stressed out millennials to realize life’s true purpose.

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There are some people who can’t see with their mind’s eye. What does this mean for their learning abilities? How should education adjust to help them learn?

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Because not everyone is ready for that level of commitment.

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The answer … it’s surprisingly pleasant.

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Moviegoers are wrong about the villain ‘with a valid point,’ and it’s time someone said it.

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Her spoken word is just as genius as her writing.

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From drive-thru daiquiri stands to legal, public underage drinking, Louisiana’s alcohol laws allow for some … unconventional interpretations.

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It’s like having your own personal trainers.

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Is it worth it?

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Netflix? Who is she? I don’t know her.

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They survived Defy. Now let’s see who survived the Apocalypse.

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You might not want to throw out those college degrees just yet.

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A crowd at the Neurolux in Boise, Idaho took a trip into the Melancholy Box of Infinite Sadness and will never be the same.

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Recharge during an intense study session without just scrolling through social media.

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When does too healthy become unhealthy?

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Your 20s might feel aimless, but there’s a way to hit the reset button.

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It’s not just important for us on an individual level. It’s important for the world.

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It’s a reality TV train wreck: It’s bad, but you won’t be able to look away.

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Taylor’s signature cryptic messages are back.

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And to think, all it takes is one download.

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With his newest Instagram post, Harris has kissed public approval goodbye.

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You either get to keep on at your current place of work, or you’ll improve your performance for future employment.

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Working yourself to the bone seems totally normal and healthy, until it’s not.

 

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The viral wolfdog is the new star at this Florida-based animal rehabilitation center.

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The art of unlearning gender roles and restrictions by way of glittery eyeshadow and living with your friends.

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Know your facts and do your research, but also know yourself. Armor up.

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The young actor accurately represents plus-size women without perpetuating unrealistic expectations.

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Simple efforts can make a big difference.

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The chilling climate change warning is a stunning blend of activism and art.

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You can make time to make art you want to make AND get paid for it.

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Here’s how you can help conserve water and be a part of the solution.

 

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The Clash put it best: ‘Should I stay or should I go?’

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Is it going to look good? How will I grow it out? Everything you need to know before you make the big chop.

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Gotta protect ‘em all.

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Nigerian musician Burna Boy could be the next breakout artist.

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It’s a love-hate relationship.

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The Chicago MC’s debut album is a 22 track love letter to God, marriage and his wife that’s heavy on enthusiasm and light on most everything else.

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In a world plagued by environmental carelessness, young people are exerting their power to save themselves and the future.

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‘90s nostalgia strikes again.

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I abandoned my smartphone for a 24-hour personal study, and my findings surprised me.

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Want to try your hand at some casinos online? Keep an eye out for welcome bonuses.

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What’s in a friendship?

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They’ve been popping off in urban areas, and for good reason.

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Determine your goals, then count your pennies to decide.

 

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It’s time for real-life witches to shine.

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Cruelty toward animals is an unfortunate reality that is ignored by many, but now, several states are passing laws to improve their treatment.

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Giddy up boys, Spacey Kacey is the new sheriff in town.

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The future is body positive, thanks to influencers like this one.

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There’s daydreaming, and then there’s abandoning reality.

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Do not let the endless buffets and sugary cocktails the cruise offers get in the way of your dream bod.

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Taking care of your skin doesn’t have to be a hassle.

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This ‘lifestyle’ proves that thin doesn’t always equal healthy.

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The Flaming Lips still have it decades later.

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Hold on to your capes.

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These three movies might cause you to question your Cage-hate.

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You can never get enough sleep on a hectic schedule.

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When you hear determined, these four people fit the category perfectly.

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Instead of investing your time in weed, you should invest your time in investing in weed.

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Take it from a few young creatives: dedication, organization, organization and intuition will keep you true to your trade.

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As marijuana’s stigma changes with its legalization, so does its representation in television.

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Here’s another reason to keep up with extended family members and old friends.

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The legend was a fellow sister in the skies.

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Swiper, no swiping!

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Ricardo Rosselló’s governance has been riddled with corruption.

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To undocumented immigrants, hard work is not a choice. It is a matter of life and death.

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Live-action Disney films are revealing a whole new world of magic.

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We all love when we get to see our favorite artists on the screen, but what happens when the reality doesn’t live up to the hype?

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Your skin isn’t the only thing at risk from the summer sun.

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It’s one of the most effective forms of birth control, but it can be intimidating at first.

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It’s time to update your style.

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Here’s a spoiler: There is a better Franco brother.

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It’s time to examine the moral price of coffee, what it means to be ethical and how businesses across the nation are changing the game.

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Looking for a fantasy fix? Check out these works from a variety of different media to get a break from the day-to-day.

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No sugarcoating here, thanks.

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They’re leaving their Disney personas far behind.

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The U.S. Women’s Soccer Team celebrates their second consecutive World Cup win — so why are Americans so pissed off?

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Our country is facing a mental health crisis, and it’s gone ignored for too long.

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Only the truth is ugly, not the acne. That part’s just normal.

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The video-sharing website has a lot of potential, but is it too late to change gears?

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Here are five tips and tricks from someone who chose a major in writing and hasn’t dropped out (yet).

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It’s a much healthier version of ‘spilling the tea.’

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Here’s how to stay safe when enjoying the nightlife of college.

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Delete your account. (No, really, it’s for the best.)

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Use some of that alcohol-fueled fun to create new decor.

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But it doesn’t mean I can’t teach others about it.

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It’s not just for grandma anymore.

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Here are the details about the rapper’s detainment in Sweden.

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Stephen West hosts a beginner-friendly podcast that prompts listeners to examine their own existence via the vast philosophical canon.

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Calling all prospective medical students.

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A piece of our childhoods died with him.

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EDM producer Marshmello is making more of the same.

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Martin Scorsese tells the story of one of Dylan’s great tours, with a few ill-advised twists.

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This children’s show normalizes communities the right way.

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First lesson: don’t ‘spin’ yourself out.

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According to this theory, a young  boy from the ‘80s imagined almost the entire American television landscape.

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With their raw talent and catchy ballads, how could they be ignored?

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Being you is the trendiest thing to be.

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Mental disabilities affect people in different ways, but it’s people’s responses that make a difference.

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Because everyone should be playing it safe.

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The freedom of expression that tattoos represent is not universal for all.