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Oct. 24, 2017

Mic Wakeup: This grandmother fights for prison reform, Melania fights bullies, Damon fights no one

It's Tuesday. Here are three stories you need to read today.
Oct. 24, 2017

Protester posing as a journalist hurls Russian flags at Trump while shouting “Trump is treason!”

“Trump is treason!” the protester shouted as law enforcement removed him from the scene. “Why are you talking about tax cuts when you should be talking about treason?"
Oct. 24, 2017

Why Howard University Homecoming is my annual black joy ritual

An alumna tells how coming back home to the "Mecca" refreshed her spirit.
Oct. 24, 2017

Healthy eating guidelines from food pyramids around the world

In a country where french fries count as a vegetable, we could benefit from a little nutritional wisdom.
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Oct. 24, 2017

Anti-Semitic fliers reading “Just Say No to Jewish Lies” found on Cornell’s campus

The materials also said, "Join the white gang."
Oct. 24, 2017

From Trump to Weinstein, women united now have harassers’ numbers

This is simple — if you sexually harass women, your time is up. Harassers, consider this your wake-up call: You were never sexy, you were just abusing your power.
Oct. 24, 2017

Jeff Flake announces he’ll retire in 2018: “Heaven help us” if we normalize Trump, he said

“There may not be a place for a Republican like me in the current Republican climate or the current Republican Party,” Flake told the 'Arizona Republic.'
Oct. 24, 2017

House Republicans announce new Russia investigation — into an Obama-era uranium deal

The House Intelligence Committee chairman says he'll look into "Russia's involvement" in an Obama-era uranium deal.
Oct. 24, 2017

Behind the DNC infighting, there’s a deeper battle for the future of the party

Reformers want to make the DNC a more accountable institution, and claim they're being attacked for it.
Oct. 24, 2017

Poll: A majority of Democrats want the party to move left and oppose its leadership

The poll also finds that Sen. Bernie Sanders maintains his position as the country's most popular major politician.
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Oct. 24, 2017

Emergency rooms are providing nearly half of all medical care in the US — and that may be a problem

Certain groups are relying on emergency rooms more than others.
Oct. 24, 2017

Brazil’s MC Soffia is a 13-year-old rapper who makes rhymes to empower black girls

Soffia Rocha has to record songs after school, but she's already played to an international audience, thanks to a performance during the 2016 Olympics.
Oct. 24, 2017

Terry Richardson says he’s “disappointed” after being banned from Condé Nast International pubs

Despite a long history of women coming forward, this is Richardson's biggest punishment yet.
Oct. 24, 2017

Philomena Kwao on inclusivity: You’re not diverse if you only have one plus-size white model

In an interview with 'Mic,' Kwao opened up about diversity in fashion and how she was able to break through.
Oct. 24, 2017

Career Advice: 5 surprising ways to become more popular & better at teamwork, according to science

Career advice online is not always driven by research. Here are some clever, unintuitive, but science-approved tricks to being a better team player at work.
Oct. 24, 2017

Niger Ambush: Joint Chiefs chair gives new info on attack that killed U.S. Sgt. La David Johnson

“I think we owe the families and American people transparency,” Gen. Dunford said of the attack.
Oct. 24, 2017

Trump wants to sell the GOP on tax reform. He said Bob Corker “couldn’t get elected dog catcher”

The president is meeting with Senate Republicans on Tuesday. Personal divisions could get in the way of the deal Trump seeks.
Oct. 24, 2017

Firm from Ryan Zinke’s hometown lands $300 million power grid contract in Puerto Rico

“The size and unknown details of this contract raises numerous questions,” a spokesman for the House Committee on Natural Resources said.
Oct. 24, 2017

Candice Huffine brings body positivity and size inclusivity to activewear with Day/Won

"It is a tragic misconception to assume that women above a certain size do not enjoy moving their bodies and being active."
Oct. 24, 2017

Cate Blanchett: “You know we all like looking sexy but it doesn’t mean we want to f*ck you”

Blanchett made the comment while accepting the 2017 style icon award at the 2017 InStyle Awards.
Oct. 24, 2017

Trump hits Corker again on Twitter. Corker says he regrets endorsing Trump. How did they get here?

Corker on Trump: "It's unfortunate that our nation finds itself in this place."
Oct. 24, 2017

Sam Smith didn’t officially come out as nonbinary. The media came out for him.

According to multiple outlets, gay British pop star Sam Smith came out as gender nonbinary. Except he didn’t, actually.
Oct. 24, 2017

People are hosting Facebook screaming parties to mark the 2016 election anniversary

"Join us cucks and snowflakes, safe spacers and libtards, as we enjoy a collective cathartic yell into the heavens about our current political establishment."
Oct. 24, 2017

Kid Rock: “F*ck no, I’m not running for Senate. Are you f*cking kidding me?”

“F*ck no, I’m not running for Senate,” Kid Rock said. “Are you f*cking kidding me? Who couldn’t figure that out?”
Oct. 24, 2017

What is bitcoin gold? Key analysis on the price, hard fork, DDoS attack, and how to get BTG

Bitcoin gold price analysis — and the fork explained: How to get bitcoin gold, the DDoS attack, what is "the hard fork countdown," and everything else to know about buying or getting the new coins.
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Oct. 24, 2017

Trump finally cut a check to the Gold Star father he’d promised $25,000 to

Months after promising the father of a fallen U.S. service member a check for $25,000, President Donald Trump has made good on his word.
Oct. 24, 2017

Top Congressional Republicans unveil their own health care plan to rival stalled bipartisan deal

It guts the ACA's individual and employer mandates and puts "pro-life protections" in the way of CSRs and federal funding.
Oct. 24, 2017

Court orders Trump officials to allow detained undocumented teen to have an abortion

A Washington, D.C., appeals court ordered Trump officials on Tuesday to allow an unaccompanied, undocumented 17-year-old to obtain an abortion in Texas, where she is being detained.