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This Week in Trump: You’re Fired

This Week in Trump: You’re Fired

May 22, 2017 at 5:00 am 0 comments

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Donald Trump shakes hands with then–FBI director James Comey during a White House reception for law enforcement on January 22, 2017.

President Trump fired FBI director James Comey Tuesday, dramatically breaking with precedent and setting …

The Lack Of Sign Language In Schools Is An Injustice For Young People, Deaf And Hearing

The Lack Of Sign Language In Schools Is An Injustice For Young People, Deaf And Hearing

May 22, 2017 at 2:09 am 0 comments

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If you imagine a deaf person, you may well imagine someone using sign language, communicating through beautiful fluid gestures and facial expression. So it often surprises people that, even though I have been deaf since the …

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 …

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 …