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No, James Comey did not make an incognito visit to the 'New York Times'

Comey was attending a charity event to benefit foster children at another company.

'Han Solo' director Ron Howard recalls his first 'Star Wars' experience

The veteran filmmaker revealed 'Star Wars' creator George Lucas was talking about it as early as 1972.

Happy Birthday, Sonic the Hedgehog: An open letter to celebrate Sonic's 26th anniversary

Sonic's turning 26, so let's take a look back at some of the weirdest and best parts of the Sonic universe.
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US military officials seek to delay allowing transgender people to enlist

The U.S. military was given until July 1, 2017, to begin allowing transgender people to enlist.

'Will and Grace' revival premiere will address the finale and explain the "rules"

Series creators Max Mutchnick and David Kohan are addressing that pesky finale

Bill Cosby juror didn't believe Andrea Constand because Constand wore "bare midriff" to Cosby's home

This juror's response to Constand's testimony is victim blaming 101.

What does consent look like on a show like 'Bachelor in Paradise'?

Warner Bros. has cleared the allegations involving Corinne Olympios and DeMario Jackson, leaving many questions about consent on the show in its wake.
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California bans state-funded travel to Texas, 3 more states because of anti-LGBTQ laws

California isn't keen on sending people to these anti-LGBTQ states.

'Destiny 2' Emblems: Veteran Rewards revealed. What grimoire score do you need?

If you've been at 'Destiny' since launch, Bungie wants to reward you in 'Destiny 2.'

10 things you might have recently missed in the movement for social justice

From Charleena Lyles and Nabra Hassanen to acquittals and vigils, the last few days haven't been easy to keep up with.

'Skyrim' Nintendo Switch Release Date Leak: Amazon may have told us when it's coming out

The online retailer may have accidentally told us when the latest version of this classic game goes on sale.

Nebraska Democratic Party official fired after saying he was "glad" Rep. Steve Scalise was shot

The official also said he wished Scalise was "dead."

Stop trying to reveal Banksy's secret identity

Revealing the identity of Banksy is a great way to destroy the power of his work.

E3 2017 press conferences were a contrast between heart and cash

There was a deep divide that we couldn't help but notice at E3 2017: the war between the genuine fan and the garish influencer.

While You Weren't Looking: The Supreme Court went to work, and 5 more under-the-radar stories

As health care and Georgia's special election dominated the news this week, here's what you might have missed.

How to use the Snapchat Map while everyone else continues to be confused about it

Everything you need to know about the new feature.

RuPaul is getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

RuPaul is among the latest Walk of Fame honorees.

Ray Tensing retrial: Judge declares mistrial in retrial of officer who fatally shot Samuel DuBose

The jury spent five days deliberating Ray Tensing's fate.
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High school senior recreates Beyoncé's 'Lemonade' album cover for his graduation cap

This is a cap that Queen Bey would be proud of.

White House condemns 'Julius Caesar' violence after hosting man who called for Clinton assassination

Shortly before condemning the 'Julius Caesar' assassination scene, the White House hosted a man who said Hillary Clinton should be shot by a "firing squad."

GameStop Nintendo Switch Stock: Non-bundled units will be available soon. Here's how to get one.

If you like the Nintendo Switch but hate bundles, GameStop's got something to sell you

'Game of Thrones' author George R.R. Martin has a new TV show in the works

An early, gory novella from Martin is heading to Syfy.

Nintendo 64 21st Anniversary: Celebrating Nintendo's 5th-generation console on its birthday

The Nintendo 64 is turning 21, and we're giving it some love for its big day.

'Overwatch' Doomfist PTR Patch Notes: Update 1.13.0.0 may bring Summer Games and new character

The 'Overwatch' 1.13.0.0 PTR update seems like it may have more in store for us than just new highlight and lootbox systems.

'Beyond Good and Evil 2' Gameplay: See what the beta might look like on release date

Get your first look at in-engine gameplay from 'Beyond Good & Evil 2' here!

CNN sent a sketch artist to Sean Spicer's off-camera press briefing

The sketch artist normally covers scenes from the Supreme Court.
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Al-Jazeera becomes a target amid Qatar diplomatic crisis

Gulf states are demanding the broadcaster be shut down.

'GTA 5' OpenIV Mods: Rockstar will now allow PC players to use single-player mods

An update in the ongoing saga of OpenIV and Rockstar Games
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It's time to redefine the clitoris, according to sex education experts

"Words matter. They shape and mold our ideas and beliefs about our purpose, our bodies, our self-worth and our place in the world around us."
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Hillary Clinton says Republicans will be the "death party" if they pass health care bill

Hillary Clinton spoke out against the Republican's proposed bill on Twitter.
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5 blocks of London apartments to be evacuated over potentially flammable cladding

800 North London apartments will be evacuated following a fire inspection that turned up evidence that the buildings could be unsafe.

'Minecraft: Switch Edition': Super Duper Graphics Pack will also release on Nintendo's console

The Super Duper Graphics Pack for 'Minecraft' is a hefty cosmetic upgrade.

Best 0% balance transfer credit cards and other smart tricks to saving money while paying off debt

Get rid of debt more easily by getting a 0% balance transfer credit card, trying out new financial management apps, and turning to traditional debt consolidation tactics.
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These 5 states are drafting laws to limit protests on college campuses

The legislation is intended to protect free speech on campus.

Best Steam Summer Sale Day 2 Deals: 7 indie game recommendations for under $20

Get some of the best indies cheap during the Steam summer sale!

Halsey just started a feud with Iggy Azalea

The pop singer thinks Azalea is a "fucking moron."

A new multimillion-dollar drive aims to get progressive young people to the polls in 2018

The new NextGen Rising campaign will sink money and people into boosting youth turnout.

The Trump administration just pulled funding from a group that fights white extremism

Right wing violence is heating up, and the Justice Department is looking the other way.

The 7 rules of Tindering while traveling

Dating apps are an overlooked way to connect with locals. Here's what you need to know before you swipe abroad.
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Tomi Lahren wants to rally women to her side after criticizing feminists and "pro-choicers"

"My view on abortion is not black-and-white," Lahren said.

NFL players donate $20,000 to youth football team that was punished for national anthem protest

"We wanted to make sure that we sent those kids the message that it's OK to stand up for what you believe in," Malcolm Jenkins said.

'Arrow' executive producer talks gun violence episode and teases another topical story in season 6

"Spectre of the Gun" brought the gun control debate to 'Arrow'.
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Watchdog groups sue Trump for deleting tweets, allegedly violating Presidential Records Act

Trump's deleted tweets may come back to haunt him.
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Twin bombings in Pakistan market kill at least 15

This story is breaking.

How to protect yourself from Zika virus while traveling

A recent report found mosquitos that can transmit Zika in more regions of the U.S. than previously thought.

Nike recognizes voguing as a sport in its new #BeTrue pride ad with vogue legend Leiomy Maldonado

In the ad, Maldonado is seen dancing and training with other vogue dancers.

White Americans more likely to own guns, blacks more likely know someone who has been shot: study

New research reveals startling stats about the relationship African-Americans have with guns.

'Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy' DLC: Leaked trophies suggest cut levels, like "Stormy Ascent"

Could cut levels make their way into the remastered 'Crash Bandicoot' trilogy?
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North Korea denies mistreatment of US captive Otto Warmbier

The country claimed Warmbier's death was a "mystery."

Alexis Bledel confirmed to have bigger role in 'The Handmaid's Tale' season 2

Fans will definitely learn more about Ofglen's fate next season.

North Carolina's consent law makes it impossible to prosecute some rape cases

The state's consent law says that once someone gives consent, they can't revoke it.

Donald Trump on the Senate health care bill: "I think we're going to get there"

Passage remains unclear in the Senate.
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Federal judge blocks deportations of Iraqi Christians

The ACLU celebrated the decision as a "life-saving action" temporarily keeping Chaldean Christians from facing religious persecution in Iraq.

'Pokémon Go' Raid Level: What level do you have to be for raid battles? You may not like the answer.

Niantic has finally revealed what level 'Pokémon Go' players need to be for raid battles.

Leaked Uber email reveals how a female engineer pleaded with executives for change

Less than a week after Susan Fowler published her blog post, another woman sent a detailed report to Uber leadership.

'Super Mario Bros.' is reimagined in augmented reality with Microsoft's Hololens

A 2-D game in 3-D space using augmented reality is weirdly amazing.

You've never heard of these 5 classes — but their areas of study will boost your pay in the future

To earn high pay, these are the best classes to take, as traditional industries face existential crises and new lucrative fields of study emerge.
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'Hot Mic' podcast: GOP Senate health care, Comey tapes, 2016 election data stolen

The important stories to get you caught up for Friday
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Trump says he finds special counsel Mueller's relationship with James Comey "bothersome"

Trump says "virtually everybody agrees" that there's been no collusion or obstruction of justice.
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Johnny Depp jokes about assassinating Donald Trump

"It's been a while," Depp said, "and maybe it's time."

Harry Potter Weekend: Freeform marathon schedule for June 2017

We could all use the occasional return to Hogwarts.

It doesn't matter who wins 'RuPaul's Drag Race' because nobody is losing

Getting the RuPaul stamp of approval is a career boost, crown or no crown.
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Grenfell Tower Fire: Police say blaze started in a refrigerator

Police say a fridge was the cause of the deadly fire.

Scientists created a robot that will iron your clothes for you

Shut up and take my money.
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Man charged in Michigan airport stabbing tried unsuccessfully to buy a gun before the attack

Amor Ftouhi, 49, tried and failed to purchase a firearm in the U.S., officials say.

'Overwatch' Summer Games 2017: Reddit data-miners find icons, but no sign of Lucio Ball

Fun costumes might be back, but what about Lucio Ball?

There are more than 160,000 US businesses with gender-neutral restrooms

Yelp has been collecting data on gender neutral bathrooms since March.

Republicans are reportedly worried Democrats will pass single-payer health care if ACA repeal fails

GOP leadership seems to be regarding the Senate Republicans' health plan as a make-or-break moment.

Planet 10? Scientists may have discovered a hidden planet in our solar system

There could be a ninth — or even 10th — planet hiding out in our solar system.

The Movement for Black Lives responds to recent claims of a fractured coalition

"We make no assumptions that everyone and everything within our movement is perfect — far from it," organizers said.

University of Missouri to revoke Bill Cosby's honorary degree

The president of Mizzou said Cosby's actions were not in line with the university's core beliefs.

Student loan relief scams: How to avoid getting tricked by sham debt forgiveness companies

Student debt relief or loan servicing companies may sometimes have shady business records. Here's how to tell if a firm is real — or a scam or fraud.

Moth eyes have inspired the touchscreen of the future

It's going to change the anti-reflection game.

Germany dismisses gay men's convictions under anti-gay law, offers compensation

Germany's decision follows a similar decision made by England in January.