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Nearly every mass killer is a man. We should all be talking more about that | Gary Younge

After the Toronto attack, there should be a debate about toxic masculinity, says Guardian columnist Gary Younge From the Oklahoma bombing to the massacre in Norway it is always the same. In the immediate aftermath of mass murder, the initial hypothesis is that it must be a Muslim. And so it was on Monday that, within minutes of a van mowing down pedestrians in Toronto, a far-right lynching party was mobilised on social media looking for jihadis. Paul Joseph Watson, of conspiracy site Infowars, announced, A jihadist has just killed nine people; Katie Hopkins branded the Canadian prime minister,...

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Scott Pruitt Is Safefor Now

During the first week of April, as scandals piled on top of Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt, it looked like his job was in jeopardy. A handful of lawmakers, including two Republicans, called for him to resign after reports surfaced that he’d rented a Capitol Hill condo on unusually agreeable terms from the wife of a prominent energy lobbyist with business before the EPA. Top administration officials distanced themselves from Pruitt as the White House launched a review of his actions, and Chief of Staff John Kelly told President Trump it was time for the EPA chief to...

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Revealed: Secret rightwing strategy to discredit teacher strikes

Manual provides dos and donts for how to smear the strikes, claiming that teacher strikes hurt kids and low-income families A nationwide network of rightwing thinktanks is launching a PR counteroffensive against the teachers strikes that are sweeping the country, circulating a messaging guide for anti-union activists that portrays the walkouts as harmful to low-income parents and their children. The new rightwing strategy to discredit the strikes that have erupted in protest against cuts in education funding and poor teacher pay is contained in a three-page document obtained by the Guardian. Titled How to talk about teacher strikes, it...

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Azealia Banks LAYS INTO Kim Kardashian ‘You Will Never Ever Be The First Lady’!

Azealia Banks has put Kanye West and Kim Kardashian in their place. We know, we can’t believe it either. The notoriously controversial rapper has weighed in on Yeezy’s recent pro Donald Trump sentiments — by laying into the A-lister’s reality TV star wife on Instagram. Related: Chance The Rapper Defends Kanye Amid His Pro-Trump Tweets! Alongside a screenshot of Keeks’ tweet supporting Yeezus’ love for the Trumpster, Banks seemingly suggested that the twosome’s social media antics are in the name of publicity. She wrote: “No @kimkardashian Kanye is not ahead of his time. I said alllll of these things...

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Twitter Signs More Than 30 Video Deals With Disney, NBC, Viacom

Twitter Signs More Than 30 Video Deals With Disney, NBC, Viacom By Selina Wang @Selina_y_wang More stories by Selina Wang Twitter Inc. inked more than 30 deals with publishers including Walt Disney Co. and NBCUniversal to beef up its video offerings with more news, entertainment and sports. NBCUniversal, part of Comcast Corp., agreed to distribute live video and clips on Twitter through its media properties, including NBC News, MSNBC and E! News. Viacom Inc. is creating new show formats including "BET Breaks" that focuses on the African American perspective on pop culture and another named "Comedy Central’s Creator’s Room,"...

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Black men arrested in Starbucks settle for $1 each and $200,000 program for young people

Furore followed arrests of Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson for sitting in a Philadelphia Starbucks without ordering anything Two black men arrested for sitting at a Philadelphia Starbucks without ordering anything settled with the city Wednesday for a symbolic $1 each and a promise from officials to set up a $200,000 program for young entrepreneurs. The mens lawyer and Mayor Jim Kenney outlined the agreement to the Associated Press. I am pleased to have resolved the potential claims against the city in this productive manner, Kenney said. This was an incident that evoked a lot of pain in our...

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Audrina Patridge & Ryan Cabrera Are Dating Again, More Than Eight Years After Splitting Up It’s Like The Hills Never Ended!

The more things change, the more they stay the same — or, in this case, revert back to where it all began! Newly single Audrina Patridge is reportedly once again dating Ryan Cabrera, who she hasn’t been linked to since her time on The Hills in early 2010, nearly a full decade ago!!! The Cast Of The Hills: Where Are They Now?! On Thursday night, social media users documented the pair together in an Instagram story of a mutual friend sitting side-by-side and looking pretty cozy on video. Watch that moment here (below): pic.twitter.com/Uid6qE4Mdw — KennyLemoine (@KennyLemoine123) April 27,...

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5 Of Your Favorite Sites That Have Screwed-Up Dark Secrets

We’ve recently seen popular opinion on Facebook shift from “It helps us keep up with our aunts’ cats” to “It’s destroying our right to privacy and unraveling the very fabric of American democracy.” But Facebook is far from the only popular online service with a dark side. For example … 5 Tumblr Has A Community Dedicated To “Creepshots” If you have no idea what a creepshot is, congratulations on, well, not being a creep. They’re pictures and videos of women taken without their knowledge or consent, and they can be anything from a photo of their behind while they’re...

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30 Lolnein Comics That I Created To Make People Laugh (Part 2)

My name is Vincent and I’m the creator of LOLNEIN (previously here). For this post I put together a little selection of my latest comics I thought you might enjoy. BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE! Each comic also has a bonus panel which you can find on my website (link below). There you can also find links to all my social media pages where you can follow LOLNEIN for more comics! reply View More Replies… reply View More Replies… reply reply reply View More Replies… reply reply View More Replies… reply View More Replies… reply View More Replies… reply View...

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Several wounded, one dead in shooting at YouTube headquarters

At 12:46PM, an active shooter was reported in an outdoor patio area at YouTube’s headquarters in San Bruno, California. Police arrived at the scene in a manner of minutes, police chief Ed Barberini confirmed during a brief press conference. “We have four victims who have all been transported for gunshot related injuries and we have one suspect who is deceased inside the building with a self-inflicted wound,” Barberini added, “who at this time we believe to be the shooter but we are still following up on that.” The department confirmed that the individual believed to be the shooter is a...

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