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Kellyanne Conway's Tweet About Trump 'Empowering Women' Didn't Go Down Well

"Do you actually have no clue how ridiculous this assertion is?"<p>Kellyanne Conway’s attempt at using Twitter to praise President Donald Trump for “empowering women” backfired Thursday.<p>The White House counselor tweeted that Trump’s nomination of Kirstjen Nielsen to head the Department of Homeland …

The Bachelor's Long Journey to Diversity: Behind Rachel Lindsay's "Historic" Bachelorette Reveal

Forget most dramatic, <b>Rachel Lindsay</b>'s appointment as the new <i>Bachelorette</i> was <i>The Bachelor</i> franchise's most historic.<p>After 15 years and 33 seasons, the …

Reunited after 65 years, and more remarkable love letters

<b>Tales of heartbreak, elation, rejection and redemption - to mark Valentine's Day, here are four love letters, each telling a unique story.</b><p>The reunion<p>My Dearest Helen,<p>Here we are in each other's arms at long last, settling into our home, we can't stop talking about our lives and especially those …

Bana, 7, begs Donald Trump to 'help save Syrian children' as US president expected to announce ban on refugees

Bana al-Abed, the seven-year-old girl whose tweets about the destruction of Aleppo garnered the world’s attention, is “very upset” to hear the news of Donald Trump’s expected ban on Syrian refugees after pleading with the US president to help.<p>Bana and her mother Fatemah had released an open letter …

Your 2017 Fresh Start: Here Are 20 Original Pop Culture Highlights To Look Forward To

We’re talking the freshest of the fresh takes, people–sequels and remakes need not apply.<p>After the DEFCON 1 shitshow that was 2016, we all need a fresh start more than ever–and that includes in pop culture, as well. Sure, there are a slew of hotly anticipated sequels and season returns on deck in …

Ohio State attacker was angry about treatment of Muslims, official says

A Somali-born student who carried out a car-and-knife attack at Ohio State University stewed over the treatment of Muslims while apparently staying under the radar of federal law enforcement, underscoring the difficulty authorities face in identifying and stopping lone wolves bent on violence.<p>Abdul …

Extremism

A group of former editors says the NZME/Fairfax deal would be a threat to democracy in a country already suffering a dearth of serious content<p>A group of distinguished former newspaper editors has launched a scathing attack on plans for New Zealand’s largest print media companies to merge, calling …

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