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Stephen Colbert Just Figured Out Why The South Lost The Civil War

"Late Show" host busts out his impression of a Confederate general.<p>So <i>that’s</i> why the South lost the Civil War.<p>President Donald Trump on Thursday tweeted in support of what he called “our beautiful statues and monuments,” referring to the memorials to Confederate figures that many want removed from …

Stephen Colbert

Arnold Schwarzenegger Schools Trump On How To Respond To Nazis

"Let me help you write your speech a little bit."<p>Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, using a bobblehead doll and a signature “terminate” line, issued a powerful response to the deadly violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, last week, saying exactly what President Donald Trump wouldn’t …

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Here's The Strange World President Trump Sees Whenever He Looks At Twitter

New feed shows all 45 accounts Trump follows.<p>Pretty much the entire country sees whatever President Donald Trump posts on Twitter.<p>But what does he see when he logs in to the social network?<p>Washington Post reporter Philip Bump made a feed that shows tweets from all 45 accounts the 45th president …

Donald Trump

Several States Have Erected Laws To Protect Confederate Monuments

A maze of statutes has been designed to protect those statues.<p>Clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend sparked a national conversation on the value of preserving or removing statues and monuments honoring the Confederate side of the Civil War. Many national leaders, such as Sen. Cory …

Rights & Freedoms

White Supremacists Are Using Genetic Ancestry Tests For A Creepy Purpose

DNA companies promote their tests as the end of discrimination. That's not what's happening.<p>It’s a marketing trope often repeated in viral, feel-good commercials for genetic ancestry tests: If we only knew just how related we all were, even distantly, then prejudice and racism would cease to …

Racism

New York Times Regrets Article About That Strange New Bubble Tea

The newspaper appeared to forget boba has been around for decades. Its readers didn't.<p>The New York Times issued an editorial note Thursday expressing its regrets for writing an article that suggested that bubble tea ― a drink popular among Asians, Asian-Americans and Americans for at least a decade …

Journalism

Missouri State Senator Urged To Resign Over Her 'Hope' For Trump's Assassination

"There is no way in hell that I'm resigning," the legislator responds.<p>A Missouri state senator says she has no plans to resign ― despite loud calls from within her own party to do so ― after she said she hoped President Donald Trump would be assassinated.<p>Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal made the comment …

U.S. Secret Service

Ted Nugent Insists Kid Rock 'Ain't Running For Jack Squat!'

The rowdy guitarist says it's time for the Republican Party to get serious.<p>Singer Kid Rock keeps hinting around that he might run for Senate, but Ted Nugent is much more direct on the subject.<p>“Bob Ritchie [Kid Rock’s real name] ain’t running for jack squat,” Nugent told Detroit radio talk-show host …

Ted Nugent

Red Sox Will Push To Rename Fenway Park Street Named For Racist Former Owner

The team's current leadership is "still haunted" by the racist legacy of the owner Jackie Robinson called "the most bigoted man in baseball."<p>The Boston Red Sox will lead an effort to change the name of a street near their stadium named after a former team owner who has been decried for years as a …

Baseball

Verizon 'Actively Investigating' Man Who Wore Company Gear At Charlottesville Rally

CEO Lowell McAdam said he is "personally involved in getting to the bottom of this.”<p>Verizon opened an internal investigation on Thursday after discovering that a man wore company gear while marching at the deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend.<p>CEO Lowell McAdam …

Racism

Progressive Groups Push CNN To Invite Paul Ryan's Democratic Challenger To Town Hall

They say the voters should hear from both the House speaker and Randy Bryce.<p>Several progressive organizations launched a campaign Thursday urging CNN to give Democratic candidate Randy Bryce equal airtime at the network’s town hall event with House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Monday night in …

U.S. Congress

Cleveland Clinic, American Cancer Society Cancel Events At Trump's Mar-A-Lago

The two organizations are the latest to distance themselves from the president following backlash over his response to the Charlottesville violence.<p>Two major nonprofit organizations are pulling the plug on their plans to host upcoming events at President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club amid backlash …

Donald Trump

President Days Away From Asking Why There's No White Entertainment Television

...or a white history month.<p><i>President Trump won’t stop yammering about Confederate statutes but has surprisingly not referenced the sacrifices made at the River of Blood. As far as we can tell, the removal of Confederate statutes remains infrastructure week’s biggest win. And the administration is</i> …

Bob Corker

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Almost Died In That Deep River On 'Game Of Thrones,' So Lay Off

When a shallow shore turns into a dark abyss.<p><b>Warning! Spoilers for “Game of Thrones” are coming!</b><p>The fourth episode of “Game of Thrones” Season 7, titled “The Spoils of War,” was epic beyond proportions. It featured an impromptu battle, a fire-breathing dragon, a Dany-Jaime face-off, and an oddly …

Game of Thrones

'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli Juror Transcript Full Of Brutal Insults

"And he disrespected the Wu-Tang Clan."<p>It wasn’t easy finding jurors who didn’t automatically hate “Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli’s guts.<p>Shkreli, the ex-pharma CEO who gained infamy for price-gouging on HIV and cancer drugs, went on trial in June for securities fraud. To make sure he’d be judged …

Martin Shkreli

New Yorker Is Second Magazine To Couple Trump With KKK Hood

The artist says Trump’s "weak pushback to hate groups ... compelled me to take up my pen."<p>President Donald Trump blows ... on the The New Yorker’s latest cover.<p>The magazine’s upcoming edition features a cartoon by David Plunkert that has Trump blowing the sail of a ship ― a sail that happens to …

Racism

Here Are Some Of The Confederate Monuments Protesters Have Vandalized

The statue-toppling in Durham, North Carolina, appears to have inspired a number of similar acts.<p>While many municipalities across the U.S. have started removing monuments to the Confederacy in light of last weekend’s violent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, Americans in some …

History

CNN's Wolf Blitzer Suggests Barcelona Attack Is A 'Copycat' of Charlottesville

The anchor notes both tragedies stemmed from the same "killing device."<p>CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer made a disturbing comment about the suspected terrorist attack in Barcelona, Spain, on Thursday.<p>In a discussion on air with CNN’s chief national security correspondent, Jim Sciutto, Blitzer wondered if …

Terrorism

Obi-Wan Kenobi Is Apparently Getting His Own 'Star Wars' Movie

There are going to be so many "Star Wars" movies.<p>It’s starting to feel like there will be a new “Star Wars” movie every year for the rest of our lives.<p>With 2015′s “The Force Awakens,” 2016′s “Rogue One,” and with planned releases for 2017, 2018 and 2019, it’s already hard to remember an era ― a …

Star Wars

GOP Rep. Peter King Says Trump Should Fire Steve Bannon

“To me, his time in the White House should be over."<p>Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) on Thursday became the first elected Republican lawmaker to call for the firing of White House strategist Steve Bannon.<p>“I think it’s important for the president to fire Steve Bannon. He should go,” King said in an …

Steve Bannon

12-Year-Old Girl Was 'Brutally Murdered' After Texting Mom About Unknown Visitor

"I've never seen anything this brutal in my entire career," a veteran detective said.<p>A team of detectives is searching for a suspect in the savage killing of a Tennessee school girl.<p>“This is a horrible, brutal thing,” Metro Nashville Police Sgt. David Kautzman said at a press conference on Tuesday. …

Crime

This Mom Loves Target So Much, She Took Her Maternity Photos There

The expectant mom also had a heartbreaking story to share.<p>It’s no secret a lot of parents <i>really</i> love Target. One Missouri mom took her love for the retail chain to a new level.<p>Page Miller posed for maternity photos in her local Target. She spoke to HuffPost about the fun photo shoot and the …

Photography

Over 129,000 Kids Attend Schools That Honor Confederate Leaders

191 schools around the country are named for leaders who fought to uphold slavery.<p>When over 129,000 kids go back to school this year, they will learn American history in a building that glorifies a Confederate leader.<p>A HuffPost analysis has found that at least 191 K-12 public schools are named …

Racism

Mom Wants To Ensure Kids Of Color Have Party Supplies That Represent Them

“Everyone is basically saying it’s about time, this is exactly what we need.”<p>After noticing the party supply aisle lacked characters of color, a mom in Florida decided to make sure her kids’ birthdays could feature characters that looked more like them.<p>Lynnette Abbott, the event planner behind …

Parenting

Authors Michael Chabon And Ayelet Waldman Call On 'Fellow Jews' To Decry Donald Trump

The literary couple spoke out in the wake of the president's remarks on violence in Charlottesville.<p>In an open letter published Thursday on Medium, authors Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman urge fellow members of their faith to publicly denounce President Donald Trump.<p>Notably, the authors call upon …

Donald Trump

Carl Paladino Kicked Off Buffalo School Board

The former gubernatorial candidate came under fire last year for controversial statements about the Obamas.<p>Carl Paladino has been removed from the Buffalo school board, after the state education commissioner ruled on Thursday that the controversial former New York gubernatorial candidate had …

Racism

GOP Sen. Bob Corker: Trump Hasn't Demonstrated 'Stability' Or 'Competence'

The senator was an early supporter of Trump.<p>Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) offered some blunt comments about President Donald Trump on Thursday in the wake of the president’s widely criticized response to a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend.<p>“The president has not yet …

Donald Trump

What Happens Now That The President Has Openly Embraced White Supremacists

President Trump this week spoke of “very fine people” among the Nazis and Ku Klux Klanners who staged a violent protest that resulted in the deaths of three people on Saturday.<p>Trump’s comments drew cascades of condemnation, but we already knew he had white supremacist tendencies. Jamelle Bouie, the …

White Supremacists

Chinese Crime Novelist Accused Of Unsolved 1995 Bludgeoning Murders

The author was reportedly working on a book called “The Beautiful Writer Who Killed.”<p>A Chinese crime novelist’s darkest story may be the one about himself.<p>Liu Yongbiao, 53, who penned a book called “The Guilty Secret,” has been arrested on suspicion of bludgeoning to death four people, including a …

Crime

ABC Wants To Make A Live-Action Version Of 'The Jetsons,' Because Nothing Is Sacred

Holy sprockets!<p>Oh boy, Elroy.<p>Several outlets are reporting that the ABC network has ordered a live-action adaptation of “The Jetsons,” joining other decades-old shows getting the reboot treatment, including “The Munsters” and “Miami Vice.”<p>The Hanna-Barbera cartoon staring your futuristic faves …

TV