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Sabika Sheikh Came to America for an Education, Then She Was Murdered in School

Sabika Sheikh Came to America for an Education, Then She Was Murdered in School

Akhtar Soomro/ReutersSANTA FE, Texas—Sabika Sheikh came to the United States to learn about American culture as part of a State Department-funded scholarship program.On Friday, Sheikh fell victim to a
Inside Harry and Meghan’s Star-Studded Royal Wedding After Party

Inside Harry and Meghan’s Star-Studded Royal Wedding After Party

Steve Parsons/AFP/GettyAfter the party came the real party.250 handpicked guests partied the night away at Frogmore House, a half-hour drive from Windsor Castle, where speeches were made by Prince
Tina Fey’s Sarah Palin Returns to SNL to Lead Anti-Trump Anthem ‘What I Did for Trump’

Tina Fey’s Sarah Palin Returns to SNL to Lead Anti-Trump Anthem ‘What I Did for Trump’

NBCTina Fey may be “relieved” that she doesn’t work on Saturday Night Live right now, but on Saturday Night, the sketchy comedy-show’s longtime head writer hosted its 43rd season finale. And you knew
SNL Finale: Tina Fey’s Russian Spy Natalia Veselnitskaya Mocks Donald Trump Jr.

SNL Finale: Tina Fey’s Russian Spy Natalia Veselnitskaya Mocks Donald Trump Jr.

NBCThis week, the Senate Judiciary Committee released 2,500 pages of documents related to the shady June 2016 meeting that went down in Trump Tower between members of the Trump campaign—Donald Trump
SNL Finale: De Niro’s Robert Mueller Confronts Baldwin’s Trump in ‘Sopranos’ Finale Parody

SNL Finale: De Niro’s Robert Mueller Confronts Baldwin’s Trump in ‘Sopranos’ Finale Parody

NBCTwo weeks ago, Saturday Night Live presented its most star-studded cold open maybe ever, boasting the likes of Alec Baldwin’s President Trump, Ben Stiller’s Michael Cohen, Martin Short as Dr.
‘Star Wars’: Lando Calrissian’s ‘Pansexuality’ Means Nothing If It’s Not in the Films

‘Star Wars’: Lando Calrissian’s ‘Pansexuality’ Means Nothing If It’s Not in the Films

LucasFilmIs Donald Glover playing a queer character in Solo: A Star Wars Story? Of course not.According to screenwriter Jonathan Kasdan, who co-wrote the film with his father, Empire Strikes Back and
The British Family That Ruled in Borneo as ‘White Rajahs’

The British Family That Ruled in Borneo as ‘White Rajahs’

Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/AP PhotoWhile Americans warn that wealthy families go “from shirtsleeves to shirtsleeves in three generations,” the White Rajas of Borneo went from combat boots
How North Korea Has Played the United States for Seven Decades

How North Korea Has Played the United States for Seven Decades

Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily BeastNorth Korea has been playing the United States for decades, whether it be a Democratic or Republican administration that was seeking to obtain
Why Evangelicals Love Israel

Why Evangelicals Love Israel

Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily BeastEver since it was announced, the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem has been fraught with controversy. Its opening this week prompted a
Whitehall Palace Saw It All. Then This Royal Residence Went Up In Flames.

Whitehall Palace Saw It All. Then This Royal Residence Went Up In Flames.

Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily BeastIf all eyes this weekend have been on St. George’s Chapel, Windsor, for the wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, one formerly impressive
How a Camera Reads—And Captures—The Human Face

How a Camera Reads—And Captures—The Human Face

Photo Illustration by The Daily BeastAn exhibition undertakes the numerous human expressions that, usually unnoticed, are captured in a way that represents the versatility of the face.Read more at The
What Female Mass Shooters Reveal About Male Ones

What Female Mass Shooters Reveal About Male Ones

Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily BeastAfter the shooting at YouTube headquarters early last month, perpetrated by a 38-year-old woman, news coverage latched onto the fact that female
How Janet Jackson Became an Era-Defining Sex Symbol: ‘I Was Discovering Freedom in Physical Pleasure’

How Janet Jackson Became an Era-Defining Sex Symbol: ‘I Was Discovering Freedom in Physical Pleasure’

Ebet Roberts/GettyJanet Jackson was on an amazing streak in the early 1990s. Her third album, Control, turned her into one of the biggest pop stars in music back in 1986, and a wave of successful
‘Kill All Citations?’ Sloppy Sourcing Plagues ‘Kill All Normies’ Book on SJWs and the Alt-Right

‘Kill All Citations?’ Sloppy Sourcing Plagues ‘Kill All Normies’ Book on SJWs and the Alt-Right

Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily BeastDid the excesses of politically correct leftists on the internet—the sort derided for their focus on identity and pronouns—help fuel the rise of
How a Muslim ‘Sex Mob’ Hoax Led to a Gruesome Murder

How a Muslim ‘Sex Mob’ Hoax Led to a Gruesome Murder

Photo Illustration by The Daily BeastBERLIN—The body of a mother in her late twenties was found in a park in Frankfurt earlier this month. Irina A. owned her own real estate company. Originally from
The Chaotic Life and Death of Former Playboy Playmate Stephanie Adams

The Chaotic Life and Death of Former Playboy Playmate Stephanie Adams

AP Photo/Tina FinebergThe former Playboy Playmate who fell to her death with her 7-year-old son from the 25th-floor window of a Midtown hotel on Friday was allegedly driven to suicide over an
Somewhere Princess Diana, Royal Rebel, Is Cheering On Harry and Meghan

Somewhere Princess Diana, Royal Rebel, Is Cheering On Harry and Meghan

Georges De KeerlePrincess Diana scored a remarkable posthumous triumph with the wedding of Harry and Meghan. Make no mistake: It was her spirit that permeated this spectacle.St. George’s Chapel
The Weirdest and Most Wonderful Hats at the Royal Wedding (Photos)

The Weirdest and Most Wonderful Hats at the Royal Wedding (Photos)

Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily BeastThere was a delicious rainbow of hats, fascinators, and sculptural creations gracing guests' heads at Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's wedding
The Most Stunning Moments from The Royal Wedding

The Most Stunning Moments from The Royal Wedding

Photo Illustration by Sarah Rogers/The Daily BeastPrince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding day seemed to be straight out of a fairy tale: Beautiful blue skies, a gorgeous bride and dress, and a
Michael Curry: The Priest Who Stunned the Royal Wedding

Michael Curry: The Priest Who Stunned the Royal Wedding

WPA Pool/GettyMichael Curry, the flamboyant priest who stunned the royal family and British establishment with a powerful, gospel-flavored speech unlike anything ever seen at a royal wedding before,