YouTube gaming star Desmond “Etika” Amofah dies at 29

YouTube gaming star Desmond “Etika” Amofah dies at 29

Amofah had struggled with mental illness and spoke of his discomfort with internet fame. Daniel Desmond Amofah, a.k.a. Etika, a popular gaming vlogger with more than 800,000 YouTube followers, has died at age 29. The New York Police Department confirmed on Tuesday that a body found on the evening of June 24 has been positively identified as Amofah’s. He had been considered missing since June 19, when authorities found and recovered his belongings, including his…

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Oregon Republicans are in hiding to avoid voting on a climate bill. They might succeed.

Oregon Republicans are in hiding to avoid voting on a climate bill. They might succeed.

Democrats say they don’t have the votes to pass the bill. A top Oregon Senate Democrat on Tuesday flinched in the face of a Republican walkout, announcing that there are not enough votes to pass a major bill to address climate change. “House Bill 2020 does not have the votes on the Senate floor,” said Senate President Peter Courtney Tuesday morning. “That will not change.” Sen. President Peter Courtney to Republicans: We do not have…

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Bernie Sanders lays out a new foreign policy vision to end America’s “endless wars”

Bernie Sanders lays out a new foreign policy vision to end America’s “endless wars”

In a new op-ed, the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate says he wants to end America’s Middle East entanglements and privilege “diplomacy and working collectively with allies.” Just days before the first Democratic presidential debate, Bernie Sanders is taking on America’s “endless wars.” In a new op-ed for Foreign Affairs, the Vermont senator and 2020 candidate lays out a vision for extricating the United States from wars in the broader Middle East and reorienting America’s foreign…

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The 25 Democrats running for president, debate lineups, and everything else you should know about 2020

The 25 Democrats running for president, debate lineups, and everything else you should know about 2020

The biggest questions about the 2020 Democratic presidential primary, answered. The 2020 presidential campaign is well underway. Any Democrat with dreams of occupying the Oval Office can see Donald Trump is a vulnerable president who hasn’t broadened his appeal beyond his base. A lot of them are running for their party’s nomination next year to be its standard-bearer in the 2020 election. Former Vice President Joe Biden finally jumped in, establishing himself as an early…

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Comedy clubs that book Louis C.K. don’t care about their staff’s safety

Comedy clubs that book Louis C.K. don’t care about their staff’s safety

Louis C.K. continues to book shows. It’s still not okay. I’m a comedian. Stand-up is my animating force and greatest love. But above all of that, it’s a job. Many people seem to forget that. The dismissal of my profession and livelihood is probably most clear when looking at the fall and comeback of Louis C.K. When C.K. finally confirmed a long-suspected rumor of sexual misconduct two years ago — that he’d masturbated in front…

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Republican responses to the new assault allegation against Trump are both predictable and sad

Republican responses to the new assault allegation against Trump are both predictable and sad

“I know that she’s selling a book.” The day after President Donald Trump used a shameful defense to deny E. Jean Carroll’s sexual assault accusation against him, saying “she’s not my type,” a number of prominent Republicans commented about the 22nd sexual misconduct allegation against the president in ways that stopped well short of criticizing him. Carroll’s allegation is credible. Writing about it in an excerpt of her memoir that was published last Friday by…

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