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I’m black. My wife is white. We saw ‘Get Out.’ This was our conversation afterward.

by Mark Anderson
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After two weekends successfully dodging spoilers, my wife and I finally had a chance to see “Get Out.” Written and directed by Jordan Peele of “Key & Peele” fame, “Get Out” tells the story of Chris Washington (Daniel Kaluuya), a black, 20-something photographer who accompanies his white girlfriend (Allison Williams) on a trip to meet her parents (Bradley Whitford and Catherine Keener) for the first time at their family home. What should be a potentially awkward but innocuous visit becomes anything but, as Chris quickly realizes something sinister is going on. From left to right: Keener, Whitford, Williams, Betty Gabriel, […]

Roger Federer inspires a global devotion like no other sportsperson

by Mark Anderson
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(CNN)It is a global traveling troupe like no other in sport. A patchwork of nationalities, from India, Lebanon, America, on a summer pilgrimage to worship the most successful tennis player in history. These are Roger Federer fans. But his admirers have taken their devotion to a new level of intensity at this year’s Wimbledon, descending in heavyweight numbers in a quest to watch their heavenly hero perform in his Centre Court cathedral. Follow @cnnsport Some are dressed in the red and white of the Swiss flag, others are sporting the “RF” monogram somewhere on their person — on earrings, t-shirts, […]

Jeff Sessions Thanks Anti-LGBTQ Group For Its ‘Important Work’ On Religious Liberty

by Mark Anderson
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Attorney General Jeff Sessionsapplauded a conservative Christian organization known for its opposition to LGBTQ causeson Tuesday for defending religious freedom amid achanging cultural climate. Speaking at the Summit on Religious Liberty in Dana Point, California, Sessions addressed members of the Alliance Defending Freedom, an organization theSouthern Poverty Law Centerhas deemeda hate group. Despite multiple news outlets requests, Sessions remarkswerent releaseduntil conservative website The Federalistpublished them on Thursday. A Department of Justice spokesperson confirmed the validity of the transcript to HuffPost on Friday. The attorney general opened his speech by thanking the Alliance Defending Freedom whose founders have said thathomosexual behavior…

FBI probe of Bernie Sanders’ wife closely tracks Hillary’s secret campaign plan

by Woody Smith
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Sen. Bernie Sanders claims that an ongoing FBI probe of his wife is based on partisan politics dont square with the fact that it began under President Obama and appears to closely track Democratic opposition research revealed in the hacked emails of the Hillary Clinton campaign. The FBI and U.S. Attorney in Vermont are investigating Jane OMeara Sanders for her role in a failed 2010, $10 million college land deal that she orchestrated during her seven-year stint as president of Burlington College in Vermont. According to a series of 2015 emails to and from Clintons campaign manager, John Podesta, leaked to and […]

4 Things To Remind Yourself When The Guy You’re Seeing Won’t Text You Back

by Mark Anderson
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Becoming obsessed with a crush or a guy you’re seeing happens. You wonder when they’re gonna text you, when you’ll see them next, or when they’re going to like that picture you just put up on Instagram. Is this the right way to live your life? Of course not. You’re an intelligent, busy woman with your own interests, hobbies, friends, and family. But when you’re dating, it’s easy to fallvictim to a little fantasizing or a lot of it. However, it becomes a problemwhen the attention or inattention of your crush starts to run and ruin your world. Your self-worth […]

Rides and smiles: Bus driver crochets a toy for every kid on her route

by Mark Anderson
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(CNN)Ten-year old Vincent goes to bed every night with a crocheted taco. His school bus driver, Trudy Serres, of Waukesha, Wisconsin made it for him. “I crochet when I am in between my routes,” Serres told CNN. The kids would see my yarn and ask what I was making.” One day, Vincent dared Serres to make a taco – his favorite food to eat. Serres had become bored with the normal blankets, hats and scarves. So she accepted Vincent’s challenge. “I told him I’m pretty sure I can,” Serres said. Two days later, she came back with a handmade yarn […]

Abusive Chicago Cop Hoarded Racist Websites for Years

by Mark Anderson
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Before he was accused of beating a handcuffed African-American woman, a Chicago Police sergeant registered a racist URL: n**gadown.com. George Granias, a sergeant at the heart of a recently settled police brutality lawsuit, purchased at least two websites with racial slurs in their titles, his alleged victims lawyer says. The domain names include URLs like n**gaguns.com, the legal team first told CBS Chicago. An investigation by The Daily Beast revealed a series of other domains registered to Granias name and address, including murdertech.com, necroarmy.com, and in a jab to Illinois former governor, patquinnsucks.com. In December 2013, Granias registered n**gadown.com, internet […]

These interactive games are proof that you can be super creative on Instagram stories

by Mark Anderson
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Many of us use Instagram Stories to upload snapshots of our everyday lives, be they pics of our hipster iced lattes or shots of our nights on the town. But, one rather inventive guy has found a creative way to turn Instagram Stories into interactive games. And, they’re pretty damn addictive. SEE ALSO: I can’t be basic on Instagram anymore and it’s all because of Stories Pablo Rochat is a digital creative based in San Francisco, U.S. with a rather unusual hobby: he finds creative ways to “hack” mobile apps to make them more fun. His latest project involves hacking […]

Teachers raise concerns over Sats marking – BBC News

by Mark Anderson
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Image caption Primary head teacher Cathryn Throup highlighted the guidance given to markers Primary school teachers in England have taken to social media to vent their anger about what they claim are inconsistencies in the marking of this year’s national curriculum test (Sats). Using the hashtag #SATsshambles on Twitter, teachers have listed a range issues and are calling on all schools to go through their pupils’ marked papers to check for errors. The Department for Education said results of the tests were “robust and accurate” but head teachers could apply for a review of contested marks. According to the teachers […]

Wonderfully Awkward Artist Draws Plight Of The Introverted Partygoer

by Mark Anderson
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What is your party personality? Upon entering a social gathering, do you quickly find yourself surrounded by adoring fans as you fall into a story about your hilariously bad work week? Or do you immediately head toward the drink table, the bathroom, or, if need be, any piece of furniture that can shield you from view? Anything to avoid human contact. Bangalore-based illustrator Neethi identifies as the latter. Ive grown into a 27-year old who looks for benches to crawl under, or curtains to hide behind at events involving more than three people, she explains on her website. Every brave […]