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Trump won’t withdraw troops from Afghanistan, but offers no details on time frame, additional troops

Trump won't withdraw troops from Afghanistan, despite years of advocating for an exit from the 16-year conflict.

Colin Kaepernick still has no job — but the NFL can’t escape his influence

If NFL teams thought they could escape Kaepernick's politics by not giving him a job, here's some news: They're wrong.
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The ‘Village Voice,’ the nation’s first alt-weekly, ends print publication

“This decision will allow us to move forward more freely in our pursuit of all of those avenues so that the 'Village Voice' brand is not just once again viable, but vital.”

Queen Naomi Campbell expertly shades British ‘Vogue’ for its super-white staff

In an Instagram post Tuesday, Campbell had high hopes for friend Edward Enninful.

Peggy Noonan is the latest conservative pundit to head to MSNBC

Noonan, a former Reagan speechwriter, will remain a columnist at the Wall Street Journal.

3 things to watch for during Donald Trump’s Phoenix campaign rally on Tuesday

“Trump has doused racial tensions with gasoline,” Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton wrote. “With his planned visit to Phoenix on Tuesday, I fear the president may be looking to light a match."

Finally, plus-size women are getting the calendar they’ve long deserved

Created by fashion blogger Brianna McDonnell, the calendar features 25 plus-size women.

Of course Joss Whedon is an imperfect feminist. Everyone is.

The ex-wife of the 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' creator alleged that he was a profligate philanderer. Now, his artistic legacy is up for debate.
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Is it time to buy your first home?

After a decade of apartment life, a Pittsburgh couple purchased their first property in the city.
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Valerie Plame Wilson is attempting to buy Twitter so she can ban Trump

As the GoFundMe page says, "Donald Trump has done a lot of horrible things on Twitter."

This sassy, ‘Drag Race’-quoting sex unicorn is an ugly step backward for LGBT inclusion in games

'Smite''s "Fabulous" skin for Chiron is how not to do LGBTQ inclusion, folks.

Why are so many beauty vloggers so problematic?

From racist tutorials to racist comments, beauty vloggers are often really not great people.
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‘Hot Mic’ podcast: Columbus monument vandalized, edible coffee creamer capsules

The important stories to know for Tuesday, August 22.

Make a group photo stream on iCloud to share pics privately with your friends

Instead of pestering your friends for photos, you should do what my friends and I did.

Credit card fees are out of control for many Americans: Here’s how to avoid getting ripped off

Credit cards for the 16 million people in the U.S. with bad credit are laden with extra fees — but there's a way to avoid them.

Two activists explain the personal nature of fighting to remove Confederate monuments

"Those statues went up as a symbol of white supremacy."

I partied with Bonnie Tyler at the most epic eclipse party on the high seas

Here's how the the viewing party of a lifetime came together in less than a year.

Trump’s performance after Charlottesville makes him the apologist in chief for racists

The president’s behavior after the white supremacist violence in Virginia should change the way journalists talk about him.
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9% of Americans say it’s acceptable to hold “neo-Nazi or white supremacist views,” according to poll

Most Americans condemned white supremacy and neo-Nazism — but not all of them.
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Putin replaces Sergey Kislyak — envoy at the center of Trump scandal — as Russian ambassador to US

Anatoly Antonov is in as the Russian envoy amid tense relations between Moscow and Washington.

Freelance workers at these gig economy companies get extra perks to help them make more money

Increased competition for independent contractors at places like TaskRabbit and Uber has resulted in better benefits.
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New York police union claims officers are the victims of “blue racism”

A new video by one of New York's police unions claims, "When they look at me, they see blue.”