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Mario Batali Leaves Cooking Empire, Out as Co-Host of The Chew Due to Sexual Harassment Allegations

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On Sunday, people across social media dropped hints that a famous chef would face sexual misconduct allegations on Monday. Chef Anthony Bourdain tweeted that it was going to be bad, hinting he knew the accused.

Eater New York revealed on Monday morning that multiple women have accused Mario Batali, an Ir...

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Rep. Steve King’s “Diversity is not our strength” Tweet and Democrat Politics of Division

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 6:30pm 12/10/2017 at 6:30pm

In one of those odd moments in which a politician accidentally speaks the truth, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in 2010 that multiculturalism had failed.  She said that the idea of various cultures living in harmony, “side-by-side” didn’t work, that it had “utterly failed.”  She’s since changed her tune, of course,...

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Grassley Still Upset the History Channel Lacks Actual History Programming

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Can anyone blame him?! I yearn for those days when they did shows on WWII and Vietnam all day!

You tell them, Senator!! I was so upset with the lack...

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Director Bryan Singer Accused of Raping 17-Year-Old Male in 2003

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Do you remember back in 2014 a story that popped up about power director Bryan Singer, the man behind X-Men and The Usual Suspects? A male actor claimed that Singer hosted orgies where men and the director repeatedly raped him as a minor. Sources told TMZ that these types of orgies...

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Terry Crews Suing Agent Who Allegedly Groped Him at a Party

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Remember, everyone. Men can be victims of sexual assault, harassment, and rape. Actor Terry Crews is suing agent Adam Venit for allegedly groping him at a party. From TMZ:

Crews is suing agent Adam Venit for allegedly grabbing his junk at an event last year.

The actor has already filed a police report...

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Gabriel Byrne: Usual Suspects Production Interrupted by Spacey’s ‘Inappropriate Sexual Behavior’

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Irish actor Gabriel Byrne has revealed that production on the 1995 blockbuster The Usual Suspects had production interrupted due to inappropriate behavior from Kevin Spacey. From The Independent:

The Irish actor claims that while he did not know why filming was stopped at the time, he has since discovered it was because...

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Confirmed: Dogs smarter than cats

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There are two kinds of people in this world: dog people and cat people. The personalities of these two camps are about as distinctive as the species themselves.

Rancor is not limited to which species is superior but includes heated debates over which is smarter.

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Regular Chocolate Milk Returns to School Lunch Menu

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 9:30am 12/3/2017 at 9:30am
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Christmas is coming early for America’s schoolchildren, as the Trump administration rolls back even more Obama-era lunacy.

Chocolate milk will soon be back on public school lunch menus as new rules ease nutritional standards established by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act and championed by former first lady Michelle Obama.

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Spacey’s House of Cards Co-Star ‘Disappointed,’ ‘Dismayed’ by Allegations

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 1, 2017 at 3:00pm 12/1/2017 at 3:00pm
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One of Kevin Spacey’s co-stars on House of Cards has broken her silence on the sexual misconduct allegations against the star. Rachel Brosnahan, who played Rachel Posner, feels disappointment according to The Independent:

When asked about how she felt when she heard that the actor, who played the co-lead character of President...

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What is the real fallout from explosion of sexual harassment charges?

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 7:00pm 11/30/2017 at 7:00pm
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Earlier this week, I reviewed that cases of California politicians who were charged with sexual harassment by numerous women who work with the state Assembly and Senate in Sacramento.

I must admit, I was a little surprised that some comments seemed to indicate we were facing a new millennium version of the...

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Famed Playwright Israel Horovitz Accused of Sexual Misconduct

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 3:00pm 11/30/2017 at 3:00pm
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The New York Times has reported that nine women have accused famous playwright Israel Horovitz of sexual assault, including some when they were minors. The Times reported:

In 1986, Maddie Corman was a 16-year-old actress performing Off Broadway as her mother lay dying in a hospital bed, hours after having a stroke....

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Russell Simmons Stepping Down From Companies Due to Sexual Assault Allegations

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Media mogul Russell Simmons has decided to step down from his companies after writer Jenny Lumet accused him of forcing her to have sex...

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Study: Drinking 3 or 4 cups of coffee might be good for you

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 4:00pm 11/29/2017 at 4:00pm

As a work from home mom with a toddler and a puppy, I was heartened to read that my caffeine addiction (though I’d argue it’s more of a necessity during this stage of life) might not be so terrible for my health after all.

A recent study found that drinking 3...

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Prince Harry, American Actress Meghan Markle Engaged

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 27, 2017 at 9:56am 11/27/2017 at 9:56am
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Prince Harry, 33, and American actress Meghan Markle, 36, are engaged! Harry is fifth in line for the throne. The wedding will take place in the spring. From The London Times:

A statement from Harry’s father, Prince Charles, read: “His Royal Highness the Prince...

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If you liked liberal Russia-collusion mania, you’ll love Koch-Time freak out

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 26, 2017 at 8:37pm 11/26/2017 at 8:37pm
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Meredith Corp is buying Time, Inc. with the help of the Koch brothers.

Reuters reports:

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Did the Swedish Church Ban “He” and “Lord” in the Name of Gender Neutrality?

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 26, 2017 at 4:30pm 11/26/2017 at 4:30pm
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Headlines around the internet announced that the Swedish Church banned gendered words such as “he” and “Lord” in a bid for politically-correct gender neutrality.  The church has denied that the words are banned and says that they merely offered “gender neutral” alternatives such as replacing “In the name of the Father...

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95-year-old ‘Indiana Joan’ target of social media outrage

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 26, 2017 at 4:00pm 11/26/2017 at 4:00pm
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A 95-year old Australian woman who participated in archeological digs during the 1960’s is under fire for keeping the objects she physically collected during these excavations.

Her travails started when she showed some of her treasures during an interview for a feature news piece.

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