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The State Department submits formal withdrawal from Paris Climate Agreement

The U.S. is out of the Paris Agreement, but will continue climate change talks with the U.N.

‘Pokémon Go’ Raids: Inside the Deaf community and its own unique culture

The Silph Road talks about how to make sure that trainers who are deaf feel included in 'Pokémon Go,' and they give some good advice.

Meet the writers of ‘The Dregs,’ a moving detective comic about drug addiction and homelessness

Their four-issue standalone series — at turns gritty and surreal — is being collected for a new trade paperback release.

The 5 sneakiest new scams to watch out for right now in 2017

Fraud, ID theft and summer scams abound — and are hard to spot. Here are red flags to watch out for on Facebook, Airbnb and in your text and email inboxes.

What Melania Trump wore her 28th week as first lady — the one time she kinda, sorta appeared

She appeared just once this week, and we know that because of a tweet.

How two worshippers at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin turned tragedy into personal triumphs

Five years ago, Wade Michael Page stormed into a temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, and fatally shot six people.

While You Weren’t Looking: 5 big stories that aren’t about “dumps” or “drug-infested dens”

While the Russia investigation moves forward, the fights for labor rights and net neutrality are heating up.

There’s about to be a version of Windows that you can control with your eyes

It will help people suffering from neuromuscular diseases and disabilities use a computer.

IOS 11 Beta 4: Check out all the new features on the latest iPhone OS

It's a teaser for what's to come this fall.
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More than 50 House Democrats sign letter urging Mattis to reject Trump’s trans military ban

House Democrats are warning against implementing Trump's proposed ban on transgender service members.
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DOJ’s possible media subpoena rule change dismays press freedom groups

"Every American should be concerned about the Trump administration’s threat to step up its efforts against whistleblowers and journalists."

Would you wear this terry cloth boob sling?

The Ta-Ta Towel is buzzing around the internet, but we have questions. So many questions.

‘Dota 2’ International Documentary Review: TBS esports show is fascinating, but not a success

The TBS documentary about pro 'Dota 2' players is at its best when it's not about video games.

Patrisse Cullors talks BLM, police reform and why we need to support black trans women

“We have to follow the leadership of black trans women."

‘Pokémon Go’ Fest Safari Zones: Niantic teases Australian regional events and Unown coming to Europe

Niantic has promised Europe more rare Pokémon in lieu of going forward with the promised Safari Zones — here's the scoop on what Pokémon are coming where, and when to expect them.

‘Long Dark’ Tips: Beginners guide to get water, find shelter and stay warm

Surviving a Canadian winter is going to take a lot more than Tim Hortons hot chocolate.
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Infamous “pharma bro” Martin Shkreli found guilty of securities fraud

Shkreli is best known for jacking up the prices of a drug taken by AIDS patients.
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Here’s what to know about the fraud investigation into Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu

The Israeli leader is officially suspected of bribery, fraud and breach of trust.

This wristband uses sonar tech to help legally blind people walk around

About 1.3 million people in the U.S. are legally blind.

Follow these 21 Twitter accounts to get smarter about money, and learn secrets to wealth and success

Want to earn and save more money, launch a successful business or just learn new financial hacks? These Twitter handles will inspire you.

Muslim beauty queen in the UK makes history after choosing to wear a kaftan instead of a bikini

"It is my body and my choice and I believe people should do what they feel is right for them," Muna Jama said in an interview with Mic.

‘Overwatch’ Orisa Buff Update: Jeff Kaplan teases “minor improvements” on the way

Orisa isn't quite the showstopper she's supposed to be — but she's close.

Congress just recessed for the entire month of August. Here’s 3 things to watch as they head home.

How are Republicans met at town halls when they head home, and will a spate of GOP lawmakers retire?

Outrage ensues after a website is caught using white models to show “Black Girl Magic” T-shirts

The company has apologized in an email to 'Mic,' and said it's working swiftly to augment the models.
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8 students of color speak out about having their qualifications questioned at elite colleges

"She said to me, ‘I would have gotten in earlier, too, if I was also a black sob story.'"

4 ways Donald Trump has convinced his base “the Russia story is a total fabrication”

79% of Republicans say they “not at all” or “not too” concerned with the Russia investigation.
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After Trump’s proposed military ban, 17.5% of people who called this LGBT hotline were trans youth

The volume of calls the Trevor Project received from trans youth in the aftermath of this announcement exceeded those it received when the bathroom bill was introduced in Texas.
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‘Hot Mic’ podcast: Low support for transgender ban, Trump’s call transcripts & World Overshoot Day

Here are the important stories to know for Friday, August 4.
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For the first time ever the majority of students admitted to Harvard are nonwhite

Harvard's diversity numbers are finally adding up.

Games for Change 2017: ‘Perfect Eggplants Don’t Exi-’ critiques the gay community’s beauty standards

Design your perfect eggplant body, take a selfie and watch the comments roll in.
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‘BuzzFeed’ hires 2 to build out cybersecurity, AI coverage

Kevin Collier will join the 'BuzzFeed News' national security desk, and Davey Alba will join the site's tech news team.

‘Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance 3’ Release Date: Why I’m still hoping for a game that may never happen

Here’s why we need a 'Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance 3' release date now more than ever.

Sessions, threatening leakers, says DOJ is reviewing policy on media subpoenas

"We must balance the press’s role with protecting our national security," Sessions said.

Elementary school teachers can now get their students eclipse glasses for free

Thousands of children across the U.S. are about to have their minds blown this month.

These restaurants are all about vegetables — just don’t call them “vegetarian”

For some, “vegetarian” is a dirty word, suggesting elitism and an obsession with health. So chefs are ditching it entirely.

‘Last of Us 2’ Gameplay Location: Fans think the game might be set in Seattle

'The Last of Us 2' might be based in Seattle. Let's hope Naughty Dog gets it right in that case.

Pussy Riot’s new art project will give brave audiences the Russian prison treatment

Nadya Tolokonnikova is raising money to put together an immersive theater experience that will highlight the need for prison reform.

‘Destiny 2’ PC Restrictions: Bungie restricts use of OBS, XSplit and PC monitoring software

'Destiny 2' will have some restrictions with certain streaming apps on PC.

Solar Eclipse 2017: For these career eclipse chasers, Aug. 21 will truly be the event of a lifetime

"You have this feeling of zen-like oneness with the universe."

‘Splatoon 2’ Splatfest Time: When does it start and how to join the mayo vs. ketchup competition

We'll soon know which is better, ketchup or mayonnaise, once the latest 'Splatoon 2' Splatfest begins.

‘Crash Bandicoot’ “Woah” Memes: These videos are sweeping the internet

What's that new Crash Bandicoot "Woah" meme all about? We've got you covered here.