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Review: Even Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin Can't Save the Lazy, Cranky Kominsky Method

11/13/2018
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For more than two decades, Chuck Lorre has been one of the most powerful names in television. Though he didn’t last long in his career-making gig as a Roseanne writer, he survived that show's chaotic set to create some of the biggest sitcoms of the 1990s: Grace Under Fire, Cybill, Dharma & Greg. A few years later, as reality TV reshaped primetime and original cable programming started to eat into broadcast networks’ audience shares, he stuck to his tried-and-true formula.

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These Are Some of the Most Beloved Heroes and Villains You’d Never Know Without Stan Lee

11/13/2018
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In the wake of reports that Stan Lee passed away at the age of 95 on Monday, fans are mourning the loss of the legendary Marvel Comics creator. Lee, who made cameos in a number of the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, is credited with creating some of the most popular comic book superheroes and villains of all time, including Spider-Man, the X-Men and the Incredible Hulk. “I think everybody loves things that are bigger than life.

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Macron Wants to Defy Nationalism by Creating a Europe-Wide Army. It's a Battle He's Likely to Lose

11/13/2018
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Over the past rainy weekend in Paris, dozens of world leaders gathered in the French capital and seemed wholly focused on marking the devastation of World War I, which ended 100 years ago and claimed the lives of some 16 million people. But beyond the ceremonial proceedings, a war of words was unfolding: The fierce nationalism of U.S. President Donald Trump on one side, and the passionate globalism of his host, French President Emmanuel Macron, on the other.

Duration:00:07:59

Canada Is in Talks With Pakistan to Grant Asylum to Christian Woman Asia Bibi

11/13/2018
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As Pakistan roils with fury over the dismissal of a Christian woman's blasphemy conviction, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said his government was in talks with Islamabad about potentially granting asylum to Asia Bibi, who was recently freed, Agence France-Presse reports. "We are in discussions with the Pakistani government," Trudeau said in an interview with AFP.

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President Trump Attacked Mail-In Ballots in Florida. Here Are the Facts

11/13/2018
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Advocates for overseas voters harshly criticized President Donald Trump for arguing that some mail-in ballots shouldn't be counted as he spread a conspiracy theory about Florida's elections on Monday. In a tweet on Monday, Trump called for the state to stop counting ballots and stick with the results from Election Night, a move that while circumventing state law would also disenfranchise members of the military and civilians overseas, whose ballots can arrive until Nov. 16 and still be...

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Wisconsin School Investigating Photo of Boys Making Apparent Nazi Salute

11/13/2018
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(BARABOO, Wis.) — A Wisconsin school district is investigating a photo of a group of high school boys giving what appears to be a Nazi salute, drawing a strong rebuke on social media. Baraboo Superintendent Lori Mueller said she became aware of the photo Monday after it was posted on social media. The photo of more than 60 male students dressed in suits, some wearing boutonnieres, shows many with their right arm extended upward while posed on the steps of the Sauk County Courthouse.

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Arizona’s Kyrsten Sinema Flipped a GOP Seat. But Don’t Expect a Cookie-Cutter Democrat

11/13/2018
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The Senate race in Arizona was a battle of who could buck party the most and who could hold out hope the longest. The open seat, vacated by retiring Republican Sen. Jeff Flake, went into overtime for almost a week until Monday evening when the Associated Press called the race and Republican Rep. Martha McSally conceded to her rival. Democratic lawmaker Kyrsten Sinema is expected to move her office from the House, where she is now, to the Senate.

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The Militarization of the U.S.-Mexico Border Is Not a New Idea

11/13/2018
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This post is in partnership with the History News Network, the website that puts the news into historical perspective. A version of the article below was originally published at HNN. President Trump has said that as many as 15,000 U.S. troops could be deployed to the border with Mexico as approximately 3,500 migrants from mainly Honduras make their way north. His critics were incensed, saying he was playing politics with the immigration issue as elections fast approached.

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Matthew Whitaker’s Appointment Is the First Big Test for House Democrats

11/13/2018
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Democratic lawmakers won't be sworn in until Jan. 3, but they're already facing the first test of their new House majority: the future of oversight of special counsel Robert Mueller's probe. After President Donald Trump announced he was appointing Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general, key Democratic lawmakers swung into action, sending letters to Administration officials demanding answers and requesting that documents be preserved related to the decision.

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House Republicans Are Facing a Brain Drain of Legislative Leaders

11/13/2018
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For all of the firsts coming to Washington when the Democratic House members-elect arrive here this week for orientation, there may be an equally significant seismic shift among Republicans’ lasts. Fifty Republican House members decided to call it quits this year, opting to pursue other political gigs or just retire rather than face a potentially bruising re-election. On top of that, at least 25 incumbent House Republicans who ran appear to have come up short.

Duration:00:05:32

This Secret Smartphone Feature Can Help You Write Text Messages Much More Quickly

11/13/2018
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Sorry to tell you this, but you repeat yourself quite a bit. You may not be telling the same Christmas party story on repeat, but you are probably writing the same text message to your friends or family over and over, caught in a loop forever giving the same answer to questions like “Have you left the office yet?" It’s worse when the messages you’re endlessly duplicating are part of your job, and typing that standardized greeting becomes yet another daily task on your list.

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An Armistice Ended Fighting in World War I a Century Ago. Real Peace Took Longer

11/12/2018
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The following is adapted from the LIFE special edition World War I: The Great War and the American Century From where he stood at the moment the Armistice began, Harry Truman could see a German machine gunner. At 11 a.m., the man took off his helmet, bowed, and walked away. Truman wrote that “a great cheer arose all along the line.” When he tried to go to bed that night, “members of the French Battery insisted on marching around my cot and shaking hands.

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Is It Right to Blame World War I’s Treaty of Versailles for the Rise of Hitler?

11/12/2018
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Just over a week after the beginning of World War II in September 1939, a letter appeared in the Richmond Herald — a locally produced newspaper in Surrey in England’s Home Counties — whose author posed the thorny question: “Who was responsible for the 1914 war?” As far as the letter writer was concerned, time had “proved” that no single nation was responsible for the 1914-18 war.

Duration:00:06:24

Everything’s a Secret When You’re on the Set of Fantastic Beasts

11/12/2018
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Swearing the entire cast and crew of a film to secrecy is hard. But when it's a massive movie like Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, with some 700 people and 1,000 costumes--including 400 coats alone--it's next to impossible. All precautions are taken: characters are given code names, minute details are protected by nondisclosure agreements, and digital scripts are encrypted and disappear after a certain amount of time. It's not quite magic, but it's close.

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John Oliver Says Trump’s E.P.A. ‘May as Well Be Run by a Sentient Piece of Coal’

11/12/2018
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For the penultimate episode of this Last Week Tonight season, John Oliver returned to a favorite topic: Donald Trump, "a man whose presidential library could conceivably exhibit a Razzie Award" thanks to his appearance in the film Ghosts Can’t Do It. In the film, Trump plays a businessman who made a "kissy face" at Bo Derek that Oliver insists is the "single most disgusting thing that has ever been in a movie and [he is] very much including the Human Centipede.

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Most Teachers Lost the 2018 Midterm Elections. They're Celebrating Anyway

11/12/2018
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The teachers who launched historic walkouts in red states last spring failed to transform their state legislatures on Tuesday, and most of the teachers who ran for office, fed up with education cuts, lost at the polls. But educators are still celebrating some major gubernatorial victories and bipartisan signs that the pro-public education movement created by teachers has staying power.

Duration:00:08:57

Meet the Chinese MMA Fighter Taking on the Grandmasters of Kung Fu

11/12/2018
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Fighters aren't usually the blushing type. But Xu Xiaodong can't hide his embarrassment when asked about his latest battle scar, a three-inch crimson railroad track that snakes over his right eyebrow. It was caused, he says, by an overzealous opponent's knee at a recent training session, during which Xu grappled with four younger mixed-martial-arts (MMA) fighters in quick succession. "I was tired by the end and bam!" Xu tells TIME in his Beijing gym.

Duration:00:13:51

Diego Luna on Narcos, Mexican Cinema and the Conflict at the Border

11/12/2018
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The actor and humanitarian takes on a violent chapter of his home country's history as a notorious drug lord in Narcos: Mexico Why is now the right time to tell the story of how Mexico's drug war started? There's an urgency to stop this violence in my country. It's impossible to understand how things got this bad if we don't look back. This particular time [in the mid-1980s] defines a lot of the relationship between Mexico and the U.S.

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She Took on Silicon Valley Giants. Now Margrethe Vestager Is Preparing for Her Final Act

11/12/2018
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As I arrive to meet Margrethe Vestager, she is bounding down the long corridor outside her Brussels office toward a group of German teenagers just leaving her office. "I forgot to offer you these!" Europe's Competition Commissioner says, handing them a box of chocolate-covered licorice from her hometown of Copenhagen. "You have to try this." As she races back to her office, one student gazes after her. "Wow," she says, through a mouthful of licorice. "She's amazing.

Duration:00:08:34

Here’s When Your Body Burns the Most Calories, According to a New Study

11/12/2018
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Everything from your workouts to your sleep schedule can influence how many calories you burn throughout the day. And according to a small new study, there may be a time of day during which your body naturally burns the most calories. That's likely thanks to circadian rhythms, which control the body's internal clock and sleep and wake cycles. These rhythms can also influence calorie burning, according to the research, which was published Thursday in Current Biology.

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