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White House Christmas Decorations 2018: Melania Trump Unveils a Very Red, Vaguely Handmaid’s Tale Design

White House Christmas Decorations 2018: Melania Trump Unveils a Very Red, Vaguely Handmaid’s Tale Design

Could it be that First Lady Melania Trump was inspired by The Handmaid’s Tale for this year’s White House Christmas decorations?
Asking for Asylum Is a Legal Right

Asking for Asylum Is a Legal Right

Despite the Trump administration’s gassing of migrants at the border that they have demonized as “illegals,” asking to be considered a refugee and applying for status isn’t a crime. It’s an
Climate Change Protests in London: Images From Extinction Rebellion’s Swarm

Climate Change Protests in London: Images From Extinction Rebellion’s Swarm

“Environmental activists are not the sort of people who enjoy breaking the law,” says Sam Knights, an organizer of Extinction Rebellion, the group that shut down London during rush hour on Wednesday
On Instagram, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Her Fellow Congressional Freshmen Women are 2018’s Biggest Influencers

On Instagram, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Her Fellow Congressional Freshmen Women are 2018’s Biggest Influencers

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, and Ayanna Pressley are redefining how politicians communicate with constituents—on Instagram.
Jessica Yellin Is a Veteran Reporter Out to Change the Way You Get Your News

Jessica Yellin Is a Veteran Reporter Out to Change the Way You Get Your News

The ex-CNN correspondent is doing the news her way—on Instagram.
Fake Instagram Followers and Likes? Instagram Says No More

Fake Instagram Followers and Likes? Instagram Says No More

In the wake of similar crackdowns on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter, Instagram has announced that it will also begin banning for-purchase fake activity from third-party engagement
In More Uplifting News, Joe Biden Has Adopted an Adorable Rescue Dog

In More Uplifting News, Joe Biden Has Adopted an Adorable Rescue Dog

The former VP has adopted a German shepherd named Major, and the Internet is loving it.
Body Beautiful Will Celebrate Diversity at the National Museum of Scotland in 2019

Body Beautiful Will Celebrate Diversity at the National Museum of Scotland in 2019

Body Beautiful will celebrate diversity at the National Museum of Scotland in 2019, focusing on race, age, shape, disability, and gender.
Augmented Reality News: Chris Milk’s Within Launches Wonderscope, an App Taking On Early Reading and Healthy Screen Time for Kids

Augmented Reality News: Chris Milk’s Within Launches Wonderscope, an App Taking On Early Reading and Healthy Screen Time for Kids

Chris Milk’s Within has launched Wonderscope, a new augmented reality app that wants to help kids learn how to read—and look up from their phones.
Billionaire Democrat Tom Steyer on Impeaching Trump, Getting Out the Vote, and Winning in 2020

Billionaire Democrat Tom Steyer on Impeaching Trump, Getting Out the Vote, and Winning in 2020

Billionaire activist Tom Steyer has spent more on political causes than anyone in America. His latest campaign? Impeachment.
How Can the Trump-ified Teddy, Trumpy Bear, Be Real?

How Can the Trump-ified Teddy, Trumpy Bear, Be Real?

For all of your holiday gifting (especially gag gifting) needs.
Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel Celebrates 100 Years of Pink

Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel Celebrates 100 Years of Pink

At the storied Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel, 2018 is all about thinking pink.
At Least 23 Dead in California’s Most Destructive Wildfire in History

At Least 23 Dead in California’s Most Destructive Wildfire in History

Blazing wildfires at both ends of California have seen over a quarter of a million people evacuated from their homes.
Nicole Kidman Makes Rare, Heartbreaking Comments About Scientology and Her Children With Tom Cruise

Nicole Kidman Makes Rare, Heartbreaking Comments About Scientology and Her Children With Tom Cruise

Nicole Kidman spoke about Scientology and her children with Tom Cruise in a recent interview, subjects on which she often remains silent.
Stacey Abrams’s Campaign Says Recount or Runoff Is Possible—If All Georgia Votes Are Actually Counted—While Andrew Gillum’s Race Enters Recount Range in Florida

Stacey Abrams’s Campaign Says Recount or Runoff Is Possible—If All Georgia Votes Are Actually Counted—While Andrew Gillum’s Race Enters Recount Range in Florida

Stacey Abrams’s campaign said that it believes there are enough uncounted votes in Georgia to possibly trigger a runoff or recount; updates on Andrew Gillum’s race in Florida.
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hospitalized With Fractured Ribs After a Fall

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hospitalized With Fractured Ribs After a Fall

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 85, was admitted to George Washington University Hospital with three fractured ribs.