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Cindy McCain, John McCain’s widow, says it’s a ‘badge of honor’ to be censured by the Arizona GOP for not backing Trump

Summary List PlacementCindy McCain, the widow of Arizona Sen. John McCain, said that it was a "high honor" to be censured by the Arizona Republican Party for refusing to support President Donald Trump during the election.  The state's branch of the GOP announced on Saturday that it was censuring three high profile Arizona Republicans: McCain, former Sen. Jeff Flake, and Gov. Doug Ducey. The party, reported Azcentral, claimed McCain has "has supported globalist policies and candidates" and had "condemned President Trump for his criticism of her husband and erroneously placed behaviors over actual presidential results." It is a high honor to be included in a group of Arizonans who have served our state and our nation so well...and who, like my late husband John, have been censure...

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Can the Beauty Industry Confront Colorism?

GettyLast year was a significant one for diversification in the beauty industry. In the wake of national civil rights protests, corporations were called out for their lack of diversity, both behind the scenes and in terms of how they cast advertising campaigns. As a result, brands have begun making a conscious effort to include more Black people in their campaigns and hire Black people behind the scenes as well. Many Black beauty industry professionals felt that this change was a long time coming and beyond overdue. While many Black beauty industry professionals are still skeptical over whether they are just being treated like a trend, diversity advocates are now calling out the beauty industry for racism’s ugly cousin: colorism. at The Daily Beast. ...read more Source:: The Daily Bea...

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The Vice-Loathing Reverend and the Sex Workers Who Took San Francisco by Storm in 1917

Public DomainTrump’s presidency was bad for sex workers. SESTA/FOSTA erased the platforms we used to schedule and screen clients. ICE agents joined police officers to use “anti-trafficking” rhetoric to justify their militarization and expanded surveillance. Sex workers were among a long list of people excluded from government relief as we were targeted, shadowbanned, and barred from doing web-based work. And earlier this month white supremacist militia groups and conspiracy theorists weaponized an old story about sex slavery to help justify an attempted coup. It’s been a very scary four years for all of us and I wish I believed that the nightmare would be over soon. But as a history nerd and host of The Oldest Profession Podcast, I’m worried that we are set up to repeat the harsh lessons ...

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They Killed Her Sister. Now She’s Come Back to Haunt Them.

HuluPeople who find themselves in criminal circumstances often behave unwisely, if not outright irrationally. Yet it’s rare to see individuals respond to calamity quite as stupidly as they do in The Sister, a four-part British series debuting Jan. 22 on Hulu. Written by Luther creator Neil Cross (based on his novel Burial) and directed by Niall MacCormick, The Sister wastes no time laying out its scenario. Within its first five minutes, a series of quick incidents from 2013 and the present reveal that Nathan (Years and Years’ Russell Tovey) and his acquaintance Bob (Bertie Carvel) were involved in the mysterious death of Elise (Simone Ashley) on New Year’s Eve 2009, and that Nathan subsequently opted not to commit suicide but, rather, to assuage his guilt by marrying Elise’s real-estate a...

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Alan Tudyk on Kissing Heath Ledger and How ‘Resident Alien’ Made Him Believe in Aliens

Maarten de Boer/NBCUniversal/NBCU Photo Bank via GettyHarry Vanderspeigle, the hero of Syfy’s newest comedy, Resident Alien, is a totally normal guy. The local doctor for the tiny, sleepy town of Patience, Colorado, he likes to spend his time fishing and going for treks out on the nearby frozen slopes, and watching Law & Order re-runs. There’s just one catch: He’s actually an alien on a mission to kill all of humanity. He’s fishing for the corpse of the actual Dr. Harry Vanderspeigle, which accidentally fell into the lake after Alien Harry murdered him to assume his likeness. He hikes mountains because he needs to find his spaceship, which crash-landed before he could drop his murderous payload. And the Law & Order re-runs are actually his study materials; after all, what better ...

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Anti-Vaxxers Melt Down Over Airbnb Discounts, of All Things

Photo Illustration by Sarah Rogers/The Daily Beast/Photos Getty The Daily Beast/Photos GettyThomas David Keho, an Airbnb Superhost for five years, took to the Facebook group “Airbnb Host Community - Vent, Recommend, Discuss,” a forum typically used to complain about rowdy guests or strategize how to appeal Airbnb for a better rating, to ask what he considered an innocuous question: “How do I offer a 50% discount to vaccinated guests?” Within a few hours, the post had garnered over a thousand comments, was entangled in several webs of disinformation, and was, as Keho described it to The Daily Beast, “a shitstorm.” at The Daily Beast. ...read more Source:: The Daily Beast...

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Ask Amy: She won’t use the grandmother name I picked for myself

Dear Amy: I have a dozen grandchildren. Since the first was born 14 years ago, all my grandkids have used a particular grandmother title, “Gee,” for me. Amy Dickinson I chose it because it’s easy, and because it doesn’t confuse me with other grandparents and great-grandparents, many of whom are still alive. One of my daughters lives overseas. She has two children (ages 2 and 4). Their European grandmother is local and sees the children all the time. Lately, via Zoom, my daughter has been referring to me as a mash-up of both grandmother names. To her children, she refers to me as “Nanny-Gee.” But that’s not my name. If this was an issue with any of my other children, I’d address it calmly and directly. This particular daughter, though, is provocative, argues unnecessarily, and institutes es

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The Pro-Nudity Social Network Sex Workers Are Flocking to

Annie BrownWhat if there was a social media platform with an extremely high tolerance for sexual self-expression, and an extremely low tolerance for mean comments, body-shaming, sexism, or harassment? That’s the vision of Lips, a new social media platform that’s like what Instagram would be if it allowed sexually explicit images, while at the same time kicking off hateful or trolling commenters, making it a safe space for women, BIPOC, LGBTQ+, sex workers, and other marginalized groups to express themselves sexually. For too long, Big Social Media has taken the opposite approach, kicking off sex workers and censoring and banning any person who dares to bare a (heavens!) “female-presenting nipple,” while at the same time allowing hate, trolling, disinformation, harassment, misogyny, and wh...

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Boy arrested after Near West Side carjacking

A boy was arrested Jan. 24, 2021 in Chatham after allegedly stealing a car. | Adobe Stock PhotoOfficers in a police helicopter allegedly saw the boy exiting a stolen black Audi Q5 Sunday in the 7500 block of South Vernon Avenue. A boy was arrested Saturday night in connection with a carjacking in Chatham on the South Side. Officers in a police helicopter allegedly saw the boy exiting a stolen black Audi Q5, along with three other people, about 11:25 p.m. in the 7500 block of South Vernon Avenue, Chicago police said. Police are still searching for the three people also seen exiting the Audi. The car had been reported stolen earlier in the day from the Near West Side, police said. About 3:35 p.m. a 33-year-old woman was pulled from the car, punched and kicked by three males in the 100 bloc...

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I’ve Worn This Outdoor Voices Sweatshirt Almost Every Day Since I Got It

Photo Illustration: Scouted/The Daily Beast/Outdoor VoicesAre you the kind of person that immediately wears their new clothing day after day or are you normal? I am that kind of person, especially when it comes to loungewear. While looking for the perfect throw-on-and-go sweatshirt to wear consistently while working from home, I asked for the Outdoor Voices Nimbus Cropped Hoodie for Christmas, and reader, I’ve worn it almost every day since the 25th. You may be thinking that it’s just your average sweatshirt, and you’re partially right. There aren’t any bells and whistles here. Heck, there isn’t even a front pocket, but that’s what makes it the best sweatshirt I own. The not-too-cropped silhouette paired with the simple front, sans kangaroo pouch, makes this sweatshirt a much more work-ap...

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Dear Abby: Our kid won’t give us any privacy, and we need her to back off

DEAR ABBY: Our 21-year-old daughter has been home since March when the pandemic began. She has always been a homebody. Our house is small, and my wife and I no longer can be alone or be physically intimate because our daughter prevents it. Jeanne Phillips If we hug for an extended period of time, she will make a comment. If we want to watch a movie, she wants to hang out, and we can’t watch it without her. My wife and I need privacy, and we need our adult daughter to cut the cord. Our marriage really evolved and we grew even closer when “the kid” moved out for college. Now we can’t escape her. I miss my wife and our alone time. What should we do? FRUSTRATED IN THE EAST Related Articles Dear Abby: I’m afraid my neighbors will get mad if I mention the noise

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What you need to know on the markets this week: Biden’s spending plans, bitcoin’s blues and an unloved dollar vye with the first Fed meeting and a look at US GDP

Summary List PlacementHere are the big themes we're looking at in the coming week, plus a chart of Big Tech performance around the world. Joe Biden takes office with a $1.9-trillion bang With Wednesday's swearing-in, Biden becomes the 46th president of the United States and has not delayed kicking off his agenda. His proposed $1.9 trillion stimulus package was enough to coax more all-time highs from the global equity markets, with records in the S&P 500, the MSCI Asia ex-Japan index and Europe's STOXX 600 close to where it was when the pandemic hit last year, despite an alarming rise in cases of COVID-19 and new lockdowns.  Janet Yellen, Biden's pick for treasury secretary, is urging the incoming government to spend big and worry about all the debt that will inevitably create later....

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Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker spark dating rumours while hanging out at Kris Jenner’s home

Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker spark dating rumours (Picture: Getty)Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker have got fans thinking that the pair could be dating, after they were seen hanging out together at Kris Jenner’s home. Eagle-eyed fans will have noticed that Kourtney, 41, and former Blink-182 star Travis, 45, spent some time together over the weekend, with both sharing snaps of the view from Kris’ Palm Springs home to Instagram. Kourtney posted a couple of photos of the view from the pool outside just after sunset, while Travis shared the same dreamy view – only in daylight – to his own Instagram story. The pair have been pals for a while now and both live in the same area in Calabasas, but it seems like their relationship may have stepped up a notch, if their socia

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2 wounded, 1 fatally, in Washington Heights shooting: police

A 39-year-old man was killed in a shooting Jan. 24, 2021 in Washington Heights. | Sun-Times file photoA 39-year-old man was killed in a shooting early Sunday in the 1100 block of West 104th Street, police said. A man was killed and another wounded in a shooting early Sunday in Washington Heights on the South Side, police said. The two men were shot inside a home during a gathering about 1 a.m. in the 1100 block of West 104th Street, Chicago police said. Minutes after the shooting, officers pulled over a vehicle on 103rd and Aberdeen Streets that was seen leaving the area where the incident happened and took two of the occupants in for questioning, police said. A 39-year-old was shot in the head and was pronounced dead on the scene, police said. The Cook County medical examiner’s office...

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