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Streaming movie picks: ‘Glorias,’ ‘Misbehaviour’ stick it to the patriarchy

Two new dramas about courageous, inspirational women standing up against the patriarchy couldn’t be more topical. Both “The Glorias” and “Misbehaviour,” along with Netflix’s polished redo of Mart Crowley’s love-it-or-hate-it play “The Boys in the Band,” highlight this week’s releases. “The Glorias”: Gloria Steinem, one of America’s most influential feminists, could not be a more […]

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An actual clown on the debate: ‘I hope we can set the record straight on what clowns actually are, and they are not Donald Trump’

Summary List Placement Tim Cunningham decided to watch the presidential debate while on vacation. Tuning in from a rural cabin in North Carolina, Cunningham felt he should fulfill his “obligation as a citizen” and listened as Democratic nominee Joe Biden called President Donald Trump a “clown.” One undecided voter — who said he voted for […]

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How 11 of the world’s most momentous pandemics changed the course of human history

Summary List Placement SEE ALSO: Bill Gates has warned of an impending pandemic for years. Here’s how he’s dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, from pledging $100 million to fight the outbreak to becoming Warren Buffett’s ‘scientific adviser.’ NOW READ: Inside Eyam, a 17th-century English village that became one of the most remarkable cases of self-quarantine in history […]

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Trump’s claims about US election security in the first debate were as wildly false as they were incoherent

Summary List Placement President Donald Trump made a disturbing number of incorrect claims about election integrity in voting and said he is “counting on” the US Supreme Court and his Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett to potentially resolve a disputed election in the first presidential debate against Democratic nominee Joe Biden.  Tuesday’s debate, moderated […]