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Aug. 3, 2017

Sen. Mark Warner is keeping his head down — but still digging into Donald Trump

Warner has avoided drawing the ire of the president by continually striking a bipartisan tone. But that doesn't mean his committee is taking it easy on Trump.
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Aug. 3, 2017

Michelle Carter sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison in suicide death of boyfriend Conrad Roy III

Fifteen months will be served, and 15 will be suspended.
Aug. 3, 2017

Sterling K. Brown explains why Randall on ‘This Is Us’ is such an important character

“You see a black man who loves his wife to the core and his children to the core — it’s a wonderful image to put out in the world."
Aug. 3, 2017

How bail destroys lives and makes innocent people plead guilty

Whether $87 or $25,000, bail can crush livelihoods and lives if an accused person cannot pay — costing taxpayers billions of dollars each year.
Aug. 3, 2017

Louisiana assistant police chief resigns in disgrace after sharing racist meme on Facebook

The text accompanying the image read: "When your daughter’s first crush is a little negro boy.”
Aug. 3, 2017

‘Overwatch’ cast: Recording in-game character death noises was creepy — and surprisingly “fun”

If a 7-foot-tall German super soldier wearing knight’s armor crushed you to death by pinning you against a wall, what would that sound like?
Aug. 3, 2017

‘Game of Thrones’: Here are 2 ways Jaime Lannister could take the Iron Throne

Chaos is a ladder, and Ser Jaime could climb it to the top.
Aug. 3, 2017

‘NBA Live 18’ WNBA: 21 years after its debut, women’s basketball is finally included in a video game

The biggest women's professional basketball league is finally making its video game debut in 'NBA Live 18.'
Aug. 3, 2017

Total Solar Eclipse 2017: What to pack for this once-in-a-lifetime trip

Playing cards and binoculars are just two must-haves for the big day.
Aug. 3, 2017

Moltres ‘Pokémon Go’ Weakness: Two players toppled the legendary bird in a raid to prove they could

Two enterprising trainers have managed to take down Moltres in 'Pokémon Go' using a dizzying number of Golems, but being able to take down legendaries using a small team shouldn't have to be a fluke.
Aug. 3, 2017

‘PUBG’ Servers Down: What to do during ‘Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds’ maintenance, lag times

What should you do if 'Playerunknown's Battlegrounds' is down? Follow these steps!
Aug. 3, 2017

‘Monster Hunter: World’ Controls: A demo with refined basic interactions could bring in more fans

There have been some new developments on the 'Monster Hunter: World' front, and the new gameplay and weapon changes look good. Really good.
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Aug. 3, 2017

Trump called New Hampshire a “drug-infested den.” What do Republicans in the state think about that?

Some saw Trump's January jab at the Granite State as "disgusting," while others saw the president telling it like it is about a devastating epidemic.
Aug. 3, 2017

‘Luke Cage’ star Mike Colter doesn’t think about “being the only black guy” on ‘The Defenders’

"The person who’s successful is never thinking that," he told members of the press on Monday.
Aug. 3, 2017

Here’s why the ‘Will & Grace’ revival will ignore the original series finale

'Will & Grace' will be back for at least two revival seasons.
Aug. 3, 2017

A bipartisan group of senators is already planning how to thwart attempts to fire Mueller

Republicans have floated multiple back-up plans for if Trump tries to fire Mueller.
Aug. 3, 2017
Aug. 3, 2017

Robert Mueller has impaneled a grand jury in the Russia probe. Here’s why that’s important.

The move is a critical step that suggests the investigation is heating up, not slowing down.
Aug. 3, 2017

Kirby’s 25th Birthday: Our favorite memories of the lovable pink fluff ball

To celebrate Kirby hitting this important milestone, we asked the Multiplayer team (and anyone else at Mic who was interested) to share their favorite Kirby memories and video games.
Aug. 3, 2017

A husband’s love letter to his wife and her curvy body is going viral

"There is a guy out there who is going to celebrate you for exactly who you are, someone who will love you like I love my Sarah.”
Aug. 3, 2017

Tesla Model 3 Release: When will the new cars actually ship?

Tesla is ramping up production — but it might be a few months, or longer, until one is in your driveway.
Aug. 3, 2017

Aziz Ansari hated what the internet was doing to his brain — so he quit it

Bet your phone is within 2 feet of you right now.
Aug. 3, 2017

In ‘The Incredible Jessica James,’ the protagonist breaks conventions of a rom-com leading lady

‘The Incredible Jessica James’ may not be groundbreaking for as a film, but it’s main character is.
Aug. 3, 2017

Here’s how many couples really fight about money — and how to prevent conflict over finances

Want to stop arguing about money with your girlfriend, boyfriend, husband, wife or partner? Here are 3 key ways to stop.
Aug. 3, 2017

‘Rocket League’ Language Ban Update: System will automatically ban users for slurs and harassment

To deal with thousands of daily harassment reports, Psyonix is bringing automation in to help.
Aug. 3, 2017

All your favorite rappers are obsessed with the Nintendo Switch

A lot of rappers have the Switch, turns out.
Aug. 3, 2017

“There was a pool of blood in my chair” and other cringe-worthy tales of getting your period at work

Women get their periods. Sometimes that sucks. Get over it.
Aug. 3, 2017

If you love dollar oyster specials, here are 7 things to know before you slurp

These tips and tricks will greatly improve your next oyster happy hour outing.
Aug. 3, 2017

Trump backing a conservative immigration bill shows he still won’t compromise — and get things done

The proposal is the latest reminder Trump is not interested in working across party lines. And it's costing him political victories.
Aug. 3, 2017

A day after reluctantly signing Russian sanctions, Trump blames Congress for bad US-Russia relations

Trump says the Republican Congress is at fault for "dangerous" relations with Russia, and not Russia's cyberattacks on the U.S.
Aug. 3, 2017

Read Kesha’s essay on her new single “Hymn” — a song for “people who feel like outcasts”

"We can’t let the haters and the negativity win."
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Aug. 3, 2017

‘Hot Mic’ podcast: Immigration bill, Russia sanctions, “refugee dress” controversy

The important stories to know for Thursday, August 3.
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Aug. 3, 2017

Trump endorsed “merit-based” immigration. Then a man who’d been accepted to college was deported.

Lizandro Claros Saravia was deported Wednesday along with his brother, Diego, after he told ICE agents he'd been accepted to a North Carolina college.
Aug. 3, 2017

5 of the most damning quotes from Trump’s conversations with the leaders of Mexico, Australia

From admitting that he knew Mexico would never pay for the wall, to calling New Hampshire a "drug-infested den," Trump's conversations were explosive.
Aug. 3, 2017

Kim Kardashian West cosigns the male makeup revolution with a Patrick Starrr tutorial

To promote her KKW Beauty line, Kim's teamed up with a male beauty legend.
Aug. 3, 2017

Voters broadly support transgender people serving in the military, poll finds

President Donald Trump's ban on transgender service members is not popular.
Aug. 3, 2017

Women ignited the body-positivity movement on Instagram. Now men want in.

Men are using Instagram yet again to help boost the conversation around male body positivity.
Aug. 3, 2017

The subtle way your Facebook feed is about to change

It's all about speed.
Aug. 3, 2017

The 2017 solar eclipse could help scientists crack the biggest mysteries about Mercury

Our solar system's smallest planet will get its day in the (blocked-out) sun.
Aug. 3, 2017

‘Midnight Club’ 2017 Reboot: Leaked screenshots supposedly show new game in Rockstar’s racing series

These screenshots look a little fishy, but they're worth checking out.
Aug. 3, 2017

Here’s what your pets are really doing to the environment

Cute little meat-eating machines.
Aug. 3, 2017

World Overshoot Day: Humans have used up a year’s worth of natural resources in just 7 months

At this rate, we need 1.7 Earths to keep going.
Aug. 3, 2017

Trump’s trans ban is just the latest effort by politicians to force LGBT people back in the closet

The ability of all LGBT people to live openly and honestly is under assault. Trans rights are inextricably part of that battle.
Aug. 3, 2017

‘Monster Hunter’ Switch: Gameplay trailer and new screenshots revealed ahead of release date

The Aug. 25 release date is fast approaching — new screenshots and a gameplay trailer stoke that hype train.
Aug. 3, 2017

The Justice Department refutes ‘NYT’ story, claims it’s investigating discrimination against Asians

A Department of Justice spokesperson called the story "inaccurate."