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Mic Wakeup: DOJ cuts transgender protections, GOP takes hit in poll and a surprise from the NRA

It's Friday. Here's what you need to know to start your day.

NRG Esports bragged about the diversity of its ‘Overwatch’ team. Zero women were invited to try out.

Zero women have been recruited to teams in the 'Overwatch' League so far.

Moldova is one of Europe’s least-visited countries. But that’s all about to change.

Home to the world's largest wine cellar, among many other wine-related accolades, everyone's about to know about Moldova.
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‘Vice’ fires ‘Broadly’ senior writer Mitchell Sunderland

Sunderland was seen leaving Vice offices with a box of his belongings.

What Melania Trump wore her 37th week as first lady — from Puerto Rico to Las Vegas

Yes, the hurricane heels made another appearance.

Road Trip Diaries: 6 spectacular things to do between San Francisco and Big Sur

This road trip has a historic boardwalk, sea animal encounters and Oaxacan tacos — if you can tear your eyes off the landscape.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees aren’t an embarrassment, but they’ve got a long way to go

Nina Simone raged against the machine before many of us were even born.

5 cosplayers of color speak out on the real issues plaguing the community

They're fighting to have their craft taken seriously while courting sponsors who would rather fund more, say, “mainstream”-looking cosplayers. But that won’t stop these real-life superheroes.

While You Weren’t Looking: 5 stories from the Trump Cabinet this week that don’t involve bump stocks

Here are five stories from the Trump Cabinet you may have missed this week.

As long as men like Harvey Weinstein run Hollywood, we will not see true parity for women in media

These men don’t act on their own; they are part of a culture that rewards their behavior.
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After dinner with military commanders, Trump hints at “calm before the storm”

"We have the world’s great military people in this room. I will tell you that," the president said cryptically.

3 dangerous myths about your rights at work that could get you fired and destroy your career

You don't have as many rights on the job as you may think you do.
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‘People’ deletes story about made-up Las Vegas shooting victim

A spokesperson for the magazine said that 'People' was "investigating" the story.

Democrats have lost nearly 1,000 state legislative seats and can’t agree on how to take them back

"Look at the map in 2009, then look at the map today and look where the status quo has gotten us."

Of course there’s a sexy Melania Trump Halloween costume. Of course.

For $70, you too can look like a sexed-up version of Melania Trump on Inauguration Day.

Trump administration is set to weaken Obamacare’s birth control mandate

The Trump administration believes the birth control mandate could lead to “risky sexual behavior.”

He travels the world in a 400-lb. wheelchair — and he’s helping others with disabilities do the same

John Morris has been to more than 25 countries in five years, sharing tips and tricks for travelers who use wheelchairs along the way.
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The US lost 33,000 jobs in September, though the unemployment rate continues to decrease

The U.S. lost jobs in September for the first time since 2010 — though it may be the weather that's to blame.

The performances that made me an actress: Rachel Bloom on ‘Dirty Dancing’ and ‘Steel Magnolias’

The 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend' star also recalls how 'Steel Magnolias' taught her about the concept of death.

Patrick Harmon was shot in the back by Utah police. The district attorney says it was justified.

Patrick Harmon had been riding his bike across the lanes of a local road when an officer stopped him.

Report: Mueller’s team met with author of explosive Steele dossier in Trump-Russia investigation

The salacious dossier alleged Russians had compromising information on Trump and had been "assisting" him for at least five years.

Ignoring women in sports is both sexist and bad for business

ESPNW's eight annual summit proves that women are the true power players in sports.

St. Louis activists explain why the Jason Stockley verdict protests won’t end any time soon

More than 300 people have been arrested over 20 days of anti-brutality protests in St. Louis.