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Is a 2020 Run Next for Kirsten Gillibrand?

As Kirsten Gillibrand ascended to the pulpit at the Bridge Street AME Church in Bedford-Stuyvesant in late February, the congregation seemed to tense with apprehension. One of the oldest black institutions in Brooklyn, the church has played host to Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman; Congressman Hakeem Jeffries had just given a rousing speech, putting the current political moment into context by recalling how this community had survived slavery and Jim Crow (not to mention Nixon, Reagan, and George W. Bush). Now a diminutive white woman was stepping up to the microphone. Actually, to say that New York’s junior senator…

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‘Rick And Morty’ Fans May Have Convinced McDonald’s To Bring Back Szechuan Sauce

Never underestimate the unadulterated power of the Rick and Morty fanbase. Yeah, we can be really annoying at times. For the last 18 months, all the creators (Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland) have seen whenever they’ve posted ANYTHING to social media is: ‘When’s season three coming out?!’, ‘Why are you out drinking?! You should be writing season three!’ and ‘BASTARDS, GIVE US SEASON THREE NOOOOOOOWWWWWW’. It all comes from a good place; it’s just because we love the show so much. We may have redeemed ourselves marginally with the latest bit of solidarity with the writers. If you’ve seen…

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Dan Rather Just Said What Trump Won’t About Today’s Syrian Gas Slaughter

Dan Rather has written yet another viral Facebook essay. In today’s post, the iconic news anchor discusses the tragedy of the Syrian civil war, and in particular the chemical attack that took place in the early hours of the morning. After the months long siege of rebel-held Aleppo that saw hospitals, schools, and homes targeted by the Syrian army ended with defeat for the rebels at the close of 2016, America forgot about Syria – even though the country’s people kept dying. In the meantime, we have gone from a Democratic President who was a strong supporter of human…

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Trump Kleptocracy Watch: An Update

President Donald Trump with his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, at the White House.CreditPHOTOGRAPH BY WIN MCNAMEE / GETTY A quick reminder: when trying to figure out what Donald Trump is up to, it always pays to heed Deep Throat’s advice and follow the loot. The past few days have been busy ones on the Trump money beat. Although the latest developments aren’t particularly surprising, they add to the picture of a supposedly populist Administration that is actually the richest, most conflicted, and least transparent in living memory. On Monday, ProPublica, the investigative news site, reported that someone had changed the…

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New Jersey teen girl accepted into all 8 Ivy League schools

This is the nail-biting time of year when high school seniors are hearing back from colleges they’ve applied to. For one young woman in New Jersey it’s a magical time. She was accepted to all eight Ivy League schools, plus, for good measure, Stanford. “Harvard, Yale, Columbia, UPenn, Brown, Cornell, Dartmouth, Princeton and Stanford,” said Ifeoma White-Thorpe, Morris Hills High School Senior. It’s that moment when you shoot for the stars and actually make it. “I want to go into global health and study biology and so many of them have great research facilities, so I was like, I…

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Graphene Sieves Could Remove Salt From Water And Make It Drinkable

Scientists have demonstrated how a graphene sieve could be used to remove salt from water and provide clean drinking water to millions of people. The groundbreaking new finding comes from a group of scientists at The University of Manchester, published in the journal Nature Nanotechnology. They investigated the possibility of using graphene membranes, thin layers of the material, for water filtration. Previously, researchers had found that making these membranes resulted in them becoming swollen, allowing smaller salts through. This latest research, however, was able to prevent this swelling by using walls of epoxy resin on either side of the…

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Kareena Kapoor Khan’s reply to Mira Rajput’s ‘puppy’ opinion on motherhood is bang on!

By Prajakta Ajgaonkar on April 4, 2017 Hot News, News Trending Today: ‘Naam Shabana’ movie review: A fierce Taapsee Pannu on a sturdy backdrop shines throughout Ever since Kareena Kapoor Khan gave birth to a baby boy in December, the lady has not taken a break. She has been unstoppable and already on the toes with her work commitments in tow. This has left many people questioning her loyalty as a mother to her baby Taimur. People even speculated to the extent that she was accused of not spending much time with her baby boy. And then came Shahid Kapoor’s…

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