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Sept. 29, 2017

DeRay Mckesson: Judge in Black Lives Matter lawsuit didn’t “penalize me for fighting for justice”

“I am hopeful that this will lead to other judges ruling similarly in the future,” Deray Mckesson told Mic on Thursday.
Sept. 29, 2017

Add your own urine and this powder will turn into hydrogen fuel

Scientists invented a powder made from aluminum that can be turned into energy using human pee.
Sept. 29, 2017

Preteen drag superstar Desmond Napoles’ advice on being yourself

This openly gay ten year old is redefining realness.
Sept. 29, 2017

Meet Ayana Ife, the hijabi designer bringing gorgeous modest fashion to ‘Project Runway’

On a season that's already historic, Ife makes more history.
Sept. 29, 2017

While you weren’t looking: 5 things the Trump Cabinet did this week that didn’t involve the tax code

Another cabinet secretary is chartering private flights, a top official installs an expensive private sound booth and disabled vets sue the Trump administration.
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Sept. 29, 2017

Trump suggests Puerto Rico should be on the hook for its own rebuilding efforts

“Ultimately the government of Puerto Rico will have to work with us to determine how this massive rebuilding effort ... will be funded," Trump said.
Sept. 29, 2017

Top 1% would reap majority of Trump’s tax cuts, report finds

The richest people in America have the most to gain from President Donald Trump's tax plan.
Sept. 29, 2017

Tom Price resigns as HHS secretary after private jet scandal

Trump must now search for a new HHS secretary to oversee the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
Sept. 29, 2017

Trump delays rule to punish drugmakers for price gouging — breaking key campaign pledge

Poorer rural voters, who make up a large part of the president's base, are among those most impacted by the drug price gouging.
Sept. 29, 2017

Cheap places to live 2017: Hate roommates? 10 US cities where one bedroom rent costs less than $900

Here are the 10 best and 10 worst big U.S. cities to live in if you hate sharing your space.
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Sept. 29, 2017

The Department of Justice is going after the Facebook accounts of anti-Trump activists

The ACLU alleges the government violated the Fourth Amendment with its "overbroad" search, which could expose thousands of people's information.
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Sept. 29, 2017

US cuts Cuba embassy staff, stops processing visas in response to mysterious attacks on diplomats

The State Department will also urge Americans not to travel to the country.
Sept. 29, 2017

Scientists gave kids real guns for an experiment. Now ethicists are weighing in.

The adults knew the gun was there — modified so it couldn’t go off. Their children did not.
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Sept. 29, 2017

‘Daily Caller’ pulls video mocking ‘New York Times’ reporter after being blasted as anti-Semitic

A 'Daily Caller' reporter said the video was intended as a joke but was "accidentally uploaded too soon."
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Sept. 29, 2017

Mic Wakeup: Abortion rights fight, taxes and why you should give “danger zones” a chance

Here are three stories to get your Friday started.
Sept. 29, 2017

In the new ‘Will & Grace,’ Jack McFarland is something we’ve never seen on TV before: an aging twink

Even after being dormant for 11 years, the NBC sitcom is still helping America create new constructions of gay identity.
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Sept. 29, 2017

Elon Musk wants to use his rockets to get you anywhere in the world in under an hour

From New York to Paris in 30 minutes. Fasten your seatbelts, folks.
Sept. 29, 2017

This vibrant Budapest district is home to art and culture from one important subcommunity

The Roma have been persecuted throughout history. In Budapest's District VIII, travelers can explore this community's past and present.
Sept. 29, 2017

Richard Branson is predicting the end of meat in 30 years. Will he be right?

“I believe that in 30 years or so, we will no longer need to kill any animals and that all meat will either be clean or plant-based, taste the same and also be much healthier for everyone.”
Sept. 29, 2017

A visual history of Oprah posing with giant baskets of vegetables on Instagram

One day she holds a basket of kale. The next she has an entire harvest. Nothing on Instagram is better.
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Sept. 29, 2017

Head of Air Force Academy after racist incident on campus: “You should be outraged”

“And if you can’t treat someone from another race or a different color skin with dignity and respect, then you need to get out.”
Sept. 29, 2017

Jared Kushner’s worst week in the White House: 4 revelations that have dogged Trump’s son-in-law

From revelations that Kushner used a personal email to conduct White House business to more bad advice he gave his father-in-law, Kushner had one hell of a week.
Sept. 29, 2017

Scams 2017: 3 sneaky traps scammers are setting right now — via fake email, text or phone call

Phishing scams — in which a hacker tries to get their hands on your personal information — are getting more sophisticated. Here are three big scams to look out for in 2017.