Caroline Calloway and our obsession with feminine deceit

Caroline Calloway attends the 10th Annual Shorty Awards at PlayStation Theater in New York City on April 15, 2018.  | Noam Galai/Getty Images for Shorty Awards Are we simply reveling in facades falling away? Are we being sucked in by something more nefarious? When I was in eighth grade, a friend of my best friend tore the heads off of her old Barbie dolls. She gave the severed heads punk makeovers — cut their hair…

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Facial recognition tech is a problem. Here’s how the Democratic candidates plan to tackle it.

Sen. Bernie Sanders | Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Bernie Sanders has taken a more radical stance than Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, Julián Castro — and everyone else. As the growing use of facial recognition technology draws criticism from the public, Democratic presidential candidates are starting to articulate how they’d handle the tech if they’re elected. Some candidates are staking out stronger positions than others. In August, Sen. Bernie Sanders became the first presidential candidate to call for…

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Meghan Markle’s fashion line shows how she’s redefining her role as a royal

Meghan Markle at the launch event on September 12. | PA Images via Getty Images The Duchess of Sussex debuted her charitable clothing collection of women’s workwear. Five months after giving birth to baby Archie, Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, is back to work. Thursday, September 12 marked the launch of her fashion collection with the British charity Smart Works, a line of five women’s workwear pieces that brings together four different British clothing…

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4 immigration questions that have gone unanswered in the Democratic debates

Democratic candidates take the debate stage in Detroit on July 30, 2019. | Justin Sullivan/Getty Images So far, at least. Democratic presidential candidates have mostly been able to avoid a substantive discussion of what immigration policy should look like. Expressing outrage over President Donald Trump’s policies has sufficed for debate soundbites. That might be politically expedient; immigration is one of the top issues on voters’ minds, but also one of the most divisive. Being vague…

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Democrats formally launch an impeachment investigation — even though some say it’s already happening

Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) listens to comments during a House Judiciary Committee markup, on September 12, 2019 in Washington, DC. | Mark Wilson/Getty Images The House Judiciary Committee just approved something that could or could not be an impeachment inquiry, depending on who you ask. The House Judiciary Committee voted to approve a resolution in favor of formally launching an impeachment investigation at a Thursday morning vote, along party lines. To be clear, the committee…

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September 2019 Democratic presidential debate

ABC News Everything you need to know about the debate. The third presidential debate for the 2020 Democratic primary election will place on Thursday, September 12, at 8-11 pm ET, in Houston, Texas. It will air on ABC. The DNC set stricter criteria for qualification this time around, so unlike the first two debates, this debate is only a one-night event featuring 10 candidates. The lineup is: Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris,…

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145 CEOs sent Congress a letter demanding action on gun control

Recent polls have found that Americans across party lines are in favor of stricter gun laws. | Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call Executives from Dick’s Sporting Goods, Reddit, Twitter, and Uber have signed the letter. The chief executives of major US companies sent Senate leaders a letter on Thursday, urging Congress to expand background checks on all gun sales and issue stronger “red flag” laws. The letter, first shared by the New York Times, is backed…

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Pound US dollar exchange rate steady as US inflation fails to ease fears for Fed rate cut

THE pound US dollar exchange rate held steady today, with the pairing currently trading around $1.234 after August’s US core inflation firmed at a one-year high of 2.4 percent. THE pound US dollar exchange rate held steady today, with the pairing currently trading around $1.234 after August’s US core inflation firmed at a one-year high of 2.4 percent. Simply The Best 7 Days A Week Powered by WPeMatico

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The US and China called a small ceasefire in their trade war. But the standoff isn’t over.

Aerial view of a Cosco France container ship berthing with the help of tugboats at the Port of Ningbo-Zhoushan on September 1, 2019, in Zhoushan, Zhejiang Province of China. | Yao Feng/VCG via Getty Images “It suits both governments to have a bit of a breather right now,” an expert said. The smallest of openings in the US-China trade war has appeared, potentially signaling a break in tensions between the two nations. On Wednesday, Beijing…

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