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Nov. 27, 2017

Mic Wakeup: This Sunday in sexual misconduct

Thanksgiving weekend has come and gone, and now the work week is here again. Here are all the stories you need for Monday, Nov. 27.
Nov. 27, 2017

On Bjork’s new album, ‘Utopia’ means facing down the patriarchy

The Icelandic singer's latest record isn't her "Tinder album" — it's her #MeToo album.
Nov. 27, 2017

You can buy a copy of the golden record NASA sent to aliens. Here’s what’s on it.

Need a gift idea for the space lover in your life?
Nov. 27, 2017

Jourdana Phillips on why bringing natural hair to the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is so important

"I'm hoping there’s girls who will be like, 'Oh that looks like me!'"
Nov. 27, 2017

Al Franken returns to Capitol Hill, says he’s “let a lot of people down” and wants to “regain trust”

“I just wanted to again say I’m sorry," Franken said.
Nov. 27, 2017

FBI’s “black identity extremists” label is ill-advised, the nation’s largest black police group says

Black law enforcement leaders are asking the FBI to trash its "black identity extremists" counterterrorism assessment.
Nov. 27, 2017

Why are media outlets so fascinated by how normal Nazis are?

The 'New York Times' was fascinated over the weekend by the tension between being a white supremacist and a normal human being. This tension does not exist.
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Nov. 27, 2017

British tabloids have a history of racist dog-whistling about Meghan Markle

Markle has had to deal with attacks from UK tabloids ever since her relationship with Prince Harry became public.
Nov. 27, 2017

At event honoring Native Americans, Trump makes racist “Pocahontas” joke about Elizabeth Warren

“You were here long before any of us were here,” Trump told the Navajo Code Talkers he was honoring at the event. “Although we have a representative in Congress who they say was here a long time ago."
Nov. 27, 2017

How the CFPB leadership crisis affects you — and what to know about Mick Mulvaney v. Leandra English

Both Leandra English and Mick Mulvaney claim to be the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s acting director. Here’s why you should care about the leadership dispute.
Nov. 27, 2017

3 key takeaways from the power struggle at the CFPB

Trump's appointment of Mick Mulvaney to head the independent bureau has sparked a fierce legal battle.
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Nov. 27, 2017

‘Breitbart’ editor defends Roy Moore by quoting a song Ringo Starr sang

The Breitbart editor cited the song to show that the sexual advances Moore reportedly made toward teenage girls would have commonplace at the time.
Nov. 27, 2017

About Kenya Moore’s intolerable transphobia on Sunday night’s ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’

A series fraught with anti-LGBTQ rhetoric proves its inability to evolve from its problematic past.
Nov. 27, 2017

Hype List: What to check out this week, including ‘The Shape of Water’ and ‘The Disaster Artist’

Welcome to our weekly recommendations column, in which we highlight all of the pop culture you need to know about.
Nov. 27, 2017

Here are seven things Republicans hope to achieve by the end of the year

And the obstacles standing in their way.
Nov. 27, 2017

Senate Republican tax plan hurts the poor while cutting taxes for the rich, CBO finds

Fewer poor Americans purchasing health insurance means the government would save on insurance subsidy payments — which then helps the government afford tax cuts for the wealthy.
Nov. 27, 2017

At the 2017 Miss Universe pageant, winner Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters takes on sexual harassment

Miss Jamaica, Davina Bennett, also weighed in saying "no abuse should be tolerated whether in the workplace or in society."
Nov. 27, 2017

Should your dog be eating home-delivered, human-grade dog food?

What you feed your pet can say a lot about your own food philosophy.
Nov. 27, 2017

What Melania Trump wore her 44th week as first lady — for pardoning turkeys and Christmas decorating

She pardoned turkeys in an animal-friendly designer, and then got into the Christmas spirit.
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Nov. 27, 2017

Dictionary.com announces that “complicit” is its 2017 word of the year

The website made its announcement in a loaded blog post Monday morning.
Nov. 27, 2017

Anthony Scaramucci walks back threat to sue college newspaper columnist

Scaramucci said he merely wanted an apology from a college newspaper columnist, whom he said he was trying to give a "teachable moment."
Nov. 27, 2017

Is bitcoin really worth $10,000 — or is it in a bubble? The truth about bitcoin’s rapid price rise

How high will bitcoin go? Big trading desks like CME Group and Cboe Global Markets might buy up bitcoin. Here's what to know about bitcoin's true value, whether it's $10,000 or not.
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Nov. 27, 2017

Report: ‘Washington Post’ catches woman falsifying claims against Roy Moore

The woman, named as Jaime T. Phillips, claimed she was impregnated by Roy Moore as a teenager.