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Junot Díaz Cleared by MIT After Misconduct Investigation Junot Díaz Cleared by MIT After Misconduct Investigation

The Massachuttes Insitute of Technology has completed its misconduct investigation of Junot Díaz, clearing the writer to return to teaching in the Fall.

Jeff Sessions Warns Law Enforcement About Children and Other Dangers  Jeff Sessions Warns Law Enforcement About Children and Other Dangers 

A day after Jeff Sessions defended the Trump administration’s policy of separating migrant children from their parents by citing a verse from the New Testament, the attorney general spoke about immigration and the Department of Justice’s commitment to “restoring the rule of law in our immigration system” in Scranton,…

The White House, Like Me, Is Not Going to Comment on Rudy Giuliani's 'Love Life' 'Today or Tomorrow or At Any Point Even'  The White House, Like Me, Is Not Going to Comment on Rudy Giuliani's 'Love Life' 'Today or Tomorrow or At Any Point Even' 

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New York Is Suing the Donald J. Trump Foundation and Its Directors (Trump and His Terrible Children)  New York Is Suing the Donald J. Trump Foundation and Its Directors (Trump and His Terrible Children) 

The New York Attorney General’s office announced on Thursday that it has filed a lawsuit against the Donald J. Trump Foundation and its directors, Donald Trump, Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump and Ivanka Trump.

Supreme Court Upholds Ohio's Aggressive Voter Purge Law  Supreme Court Upholds Ohio's Aggressive Voter Purge Law 

In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled on Monday that Ohio did not violate federal law by purging voters from the state’s rolls if voters did not vote for two years and failed to respond to a confirmation notice sent by the state.

For Author Lauren Groff, Florida Is 'an Eden of Terrible Things' For Author Lauren Groff, Florida Is 'an Eden of Terrible Things'

The sky was overcast and gray when I met Lauren Groff for lunch in her adopted hometown of Gainesville, Florida with the rollout of her new book, Florida, just weeks away. The weather was a grim but honest backdrop for our conversation about Florida, both the book and the state. For all of Florida’s insistence that…

Judge in Brock Turner Case Has Been Recalled 

Aaron Persky, the California judge who gained national attention for his role in the Brock Turner case, was recalled on Tuesday night. Persky is the first California judge since the 1930s to be recalled from the bench.

Supreme Court Sides With Baker in Same-Sex Wedding Cake Case Supreme Court Sides With Baker in Same-Sex Wedding Cake Case

On Monday, the Supreme Court sided with a Colorado baker who had refused to create a cake for a gay couple. In Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, a case that saw LGTBQ rights chafe against claims of religious freedom, the court ruled that the state of Colorado violated the baker’s rights under…

Mother of Santa Fe Shooting Victim Compares Trump to a 'Toddler'  Mother of Santa Fe Shooting Victim Compares Trump to a 'Toddler' 

On Thursday, Donald Trump met privately with more than two dozen people affected by the Santa Fe High School shooting, the Associated Press reports.

Now the Entire Trump Administration Has Weighed in on Who Is and Isn't a Feckless Cunt Now the Entire Trump Administration Has Weighed in on Who Is and Isn't a Feckless Cunt

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Sheila Heti's Motherhood Isn't Really About Motherhood Sheila Heti's Motherhood Isn't Really About Motherhood

The unnamed narrator of Sheila Heti’s new contemplative new novel Motherhood is ambivalent about having children. She never envisioned herself as a mother and still can’t quite see herself as one. But, now in her late 30s, the question of motherhood nags at her, demanding an answer. “Time is running short on making…

Last Year, Trump Earned Over $100,000 Selling Garbage Last Year, Trump Earned Over $100,000 Selling Garbage

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Anti-Abortion 'Terrorist' Shelley Shannon Has Been Released From Federal Prison Anti-Abortion 'Terrorist' Shelley Shannon Has Been Released From Federal Prison

Anti-abortion extremist Shelley Shannon was released from Waseca Federal Correctional Facility in Minnesota on Monday, the Kansas City Star reports.

Dead Girls and Our 'Sweet, Quiet' Boys Dead Girls and Our 'Sweet, Quiet' Boys

“A smart, sweet, quiet boy,” is how the family of Dimitrios Pagourtzis described him shortly after the 17-year-old killed 10 classmates and injured 13 more at Santa Fe High School in Texas. The family’s insistence that their son is a sweet, quiet boy seemed oblivious to the abundance of evidence otherwise but, perhaps…

The Trump Administration Is Bringing the Global Gag Rule Home The Trump Administration Is Bringing the Global Gag Rule Home

The Trump administration is expected to announce the implementation of a domestic gag rule on Friday, the New York Times reports. The domestic gag rule, which has been a top priority for anti-abortion conservatives in the administration, would prevent reproductive healthcare providers like Planned Parenthood from…

Gina Haspel, a Woman, Confirmed to Head CIA Despite Record on Torture Gina Haspel, a Woman, Confirmed to Head CIA Despite Record on Torture

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Lousiana's Democratic Governor Expected to Sign Democrat-Sponsored 15-Week Abortion Ban Lousiana's Democratic Governor Expected to Sign Democrat-Sponsored 15-Week Abortion Ban

Lousiana Governor John Bel Edwards is expected to sign a 15-week abortion ban into law, the Associated Press reports.

Dick Cheney, Unsurprisingly, Still Really Into Torture Dick Cheney, Unsurprisingly, Still Really Into Torture

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Gina Haspel and the Conservative Distortion of 'Empowerment'  Gina Haspel and the Conservative Distortion of 'Empowerment' 

“It is not my way to trumpet the fact that I am a woman up for the top job at CIA, but I would be remiss in not remarking on it,” nominee Gina Haspel said in her opening remarks during Wednesday’s Senate Intelligence Committee hearing. Haspel was following a line of defense that has been offered for her nomination to…

Melania Trump Unveils Empty New Initiative, Wants Children to 'Be Best'  Melania Trump Unveils Empty New Initiative, Wants Children to 'Be Best' 

In a short address in the Rose Garden, Melania Trump unveiled her official initiative: “Be Best,” which focuses on social media, well-being, and the effects of opioid abuse on young people.

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