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The list of people who say they’ve been adversely affected by anti-sex trafficking legislation Congress passed earlier this year continues to grow. Vex Ashley, a U.K.-based independent pornographer, is one of them. Ashley joined Patreon, an online platform that allows fans to pay content creators to make art, four years ago to fund her work […]

A quote purportedly uttered by Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) has gained momentum on social media and radio ― even though she never said the words. A Facebook account that supports President Donald Trump posted a doctored photo that appeared to show Waters on CNN and a banner that read: “Waters: SCOTUS pick should be illegal immigrant.” […]

Friends and family remember Agnes Theresa Hicks, 54, as a generous mother whose love of music was exceeded only by her zeal for cooking. But her family didn’t have the chance to memorialize her as such at her funeral last Wednesday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Charlotte Hall, Maryland. Instead of conducting the ceremony, Rev. […]

Employees at a gas station in Charlotte, North Carolina, denied 89-year-old Evelyn Redic use of their bathroom last week, which led to Redic urinating on a patch of grass nearby. Redic was riding home from church in a church van when it suddenly got a flat tire near a Shell/Circle K store. While waiting for […]

Oprah Winfrey is British Vogue’s August 2018 cover star. The media mogul looks positively regal on the cover, in a custom gown from Stella McCartney (the same designer who put together her custom look for the royal wedding in May) and bejeweled earrings from Buccellati. Famed fashion photographers Mert Alas and Marcus Piggot shot the cover […]

A San Francisco woman who told HuffPost last week she’d only pretended to call the cops on an 8-year-old black girl she believed to be selling water illegally did, in fact, call the cops, audio released by the San Francisco Police shows. The roughly 20-second call features Alison Ettel, who’s since earned the nickname ‘Permit […]

Serena Williams is curious why she’s tested for doping far more often than other top tennis players. The star athlete took questions from media during a press conference on Sunday to discuss her upcoming match against the Netherlands’ Arantxa Rus at the Wimbledon tournament in London. One reporter asked her to comment on a recent Deadspin article […]

Several states that voted for Donald Trump in the presidential election are likely to be among the hardest hit in the trade war the president has triggered, according to the nation’s largest business organization. A detailed study by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce tracked the expected effects in each state of U.S. tariffs and retaliatory action […]

John Legend debuted his emotional new song titled “Preach” at the “Families Belong Together” rally in Los Angeles on Saturday after he warned the crowd of thousands to “resist the temptation to just disengage” from the fight to protect immigrants. Battling for immigrants is “not easy. It’s not a passive activity,” Legend said. “You may have to […]

A 12-year-old child who started his own summer lawn-mowing business had the cops called on him for doing his job.  Reginald “Reggie” Fields, who lives in the Cleveland area, started Mr. Reggie’s Lawn Cutting Service with his family, and was doing just that when police showed up to a Maple Heights neighborhood last week. “They […]


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