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Convicted soldier Chelsea Manning will stay on active duty

Convicted soldier Chelsea Manning will stay on active duty

May 21, 2017 at 7:49 pm 0 comments

In this undated file photo provided by the U.S. Army, Pfc. Chelsea Manning poses for a photo wearing a wig and lipstick. Manning, the transgender soldier convicted in 2013 of illegally disclosing classified government information, will remain on active duty …

This duck ramp is the only good thing in D.C. right now

This duck ramp is the only good thing in D.C. right now

May 21, 2017 at 4:48 pm 0 comments

At least one thing works in Washington.

A duck ramp went up at the Capitol Reflecting Pool in Washington, D.C., Monday and by Tuesday the resident ducklings were using the new structure exactly as it was intended.

It was literally …

States That Tax Your Federal Government Pension the Most

States That Tax Your Federal Government Pension the Most

May 21, 2017 at 1:51 pm 0 comments

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Many states recognize federal retirees’ public service by specifically exempting federal government pensions from taxation or treating them more favorably than other forms of income, including private pensions.

When evaluating retirement destinations, avoiding the states that do tax federal

Trump’s constant crises are putting his economic agenda at risk

Trump’s constant crises are putting his economic agenda at risk

May 21, 2017 at 10:50 am 0 comments

Trump’s job creation, 100 days in

President Trump’s jobs agenda could be crippled by the crises swirling around his administration.

Economists say it’s far too soon to change their forecasts. But if Congress is consumed by investigations — and especially …

Jennifer Lawrence Is Not At All Embarrassed By That Video of Her Dancing at a Strip Club

Jennifer Lawrence Is Not At All Embarrassed By That Video of Her Dancing at a Strip Club

May 21, 2017 at 7:55 am 0 comments

On Tuesday, Radar published a video of Jennifer Lawrence on stage at a strip club in Vienna, doing a half-hearted “dance” on a stripper pole. This did not embarrass Jennifer Lawrence. Jennifer Lawrence might have reached the point of celebrity …

Roger Ailes’s (Other) Legacy

Roger Ailes’s (Other) Legacy

May 21, 2017 at 4:56 am 0 comments

Karem Alsina, a makeup artist formerly employed by Fox News, shared a memory of her time at the network with New York Magazine’s Gabriel Sherman. The women anchors of Fox, Alsina recalled, would sometimes come to see her before they …

Chris Cornell joins fellow tragic figures of grunge

Chris Cornell joins fellow tragic figures of grunge

May 21, 2017 at 2:02 am 0 comments

Chris Cornell is shown in a 2011 file photo. (John Carucci/The Associated Press)

Chris Cornell’s death was initially reported as “sudden and unexpected.” Well, so was he. That voice arrived like a flash crossfire hurricane. Primal and soaring, his rock …

Alien: Covenant Is the Best Installment Since Aliens

Alien: Covenant Is the Best Installment Since Aliens

May 20, 2017 at 7:54 pm 0 comments

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Well, at least now it’s all sorted out. When the director Ridley Scott released Prometheus in 2012, he was strangely reticent on the question of whether it was a prequel to the famed Alien franchise, maintaining only …

N.A.A.C.P. Is Expected to Vote to Dismiss Its President

N.A.A.C.P. Is Expected to Vote to Dismiss Its President

May 20, 2017 at 4:53 pm 0 comments

WASHINGTON — The national board of the N.A.A.C.P. is expected to vote Friday to dismiss the organization’s president, Cornell William Brooks, after only three years, pledging a “systemwide refresh” at the nation’s largest and most storied civil rights group to …

Republicans have lost the war on gay marriage: Support for same-sex unions at all-time high

Republicans have lost the war on gay marriage: Support for same-sex unions at all-time high

May 20, 2017 at 2:00 pm 0 comments

A new poll from Gallup shows record support for same-sex marriage. Survey results released Monday show that 64 percent of Americans are in favor of the Supreme Court’s 2015 decision to legalize marriage equality — up from 61 percent last …