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Instagram is helping save the indie bookstore

Stores like Books Are Magic and the Last Bookstore are benefiting from love on #bookstagram.

What’s wrong with the stock market right now, explained

"Once you get spooked by something, you start being very sensitive to other bumps in the night."

Trump Foundation shuts down amid lawsuit alleging a “shocking pattern of illegality”

The New York attorney general is still pursuing a lawsuit against the president’s charitable organization.

Michael Flynn’s judge suggested he might be guilty of treason. He’s not.

The bar for "treason" is really, really high.

We have Penny Marshall to thank for the popularity of the monogram

The Laverne & Shirley actress and director of hits like A League of Their Own has died at age 75.

The cultural appropriation debate has changed. But is it for the better?

In 2018, many of the celebrities accused of cultural theft were people of color.

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Judge rakes Michael Flynn over the coals in sentencing hearing

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The Trump administration just banned bump stocks for guns

“Impact investment” funds advertise great returns and social impacts. They aren’t delivering.

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Conservative Sen. Mike Lee is holding up a Trump nominee for supporting LGBTQ rights

Trump’s social media conspiracy theory, briefly debunked

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