‘Hamilton’ and the Historical Record: Frequently Asked Questions

When “Hamilton” premiered onstage in 2015, the musical attracted a big following among historians, who were delighted by Lin-Manuel Miranda’s unabashedly nerdy attention to primary documents and the scholarly literature. But historians being historians, they also offered plenty of footnotes, criticisms and correctives, which weren’t always appreciated by the show’s ardent fans, who saw a […]

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Amid pandemic, fewer students seek federal aid for college

The number of high school seniors applying for U.S. federal college aid plunged in the weeks following the sudden closure of school buildings this spring — a time when students were cut off from school counselors, and families hit with financial setbacks were reconsidering plans for higher education. In the first weeks of the pandemic, […]

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Meghan McCain Throws Shade At Kanye West’s 2020 Run: He’s ‘Unhinged & Erratic’

Meghan McCain blasted Kanye West following his announcement to run for president, writing that he can’t ‘be taken seriously’ given his past behavior. Meghan McCain, 35, just made it clear she won’t be supporting Kanye West, 43, should he officially run for president. “There is no woman on planet earth, celebrity or private who could […]

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The Radical Solution Tucked Into the House Democrats’ New Climate Plan

If the COVID-19 disaster has demonstrated one thing, it’s the terrible human toll of not following the science. Had the advice of U.S. public health experts been followed and mask-wearing and social distancing been required early in the pandemic, tens of thousands of lives would likely have been saved. But one of the not-often-discussed consequences […]

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Texas DA files new charges resulting from deadly drug raid

Prosecutors say the investigation of a Houston Police Department narcotics unit following a deadly 2019 drug raid has resulted in charges being filed against six ex-officers By JUAN A. LOZANO Associated Press July 2, 2020, 12:30 AM 4 min read 4 min read HOUSTON — The investigation of a Houston Police Department narcotics unit following […]

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Black Lives Matter meets pushback in Britain over ‘Defund Police,’ other radical positions

Black Lives Matter, which saw an initial wave of support in the U.K. following the death of George Floyd, is now encountering pushback as a number of Brits mark a distinction between combating racism and the organization’s more radical positions. As protests took off across America in June, they soon spread to the U.K., where there was […]

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Why Kim Kardashian Is ‘Proud’ Of Her New Billionaire Status As Kanye West Brags About Her Fortune

Kim Kardashian is honored after Kanye West revealed her billionaire status, following a $200 million deal between KKW Beauty and Coty. But, what’s most important to her is the lesson it will teach her four kids someday. Kim Kardashian couldn’t be more proud to have reached billionaire status — let alone be recognized for her […]

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Mickey Madden: 5 Things To Know About Maroon 5 Bassist Arrested For Alleged Domestic Violence Incident

Mickey Madden was arrested on June 27 following an alleged incident involving domestic violence. Learn five facts about one of the founding members of Maroon 5.  Mickey Madden, 41, was arrested on June 27 after an alleged violent confrontation he had with his romantic partner. The bassist of Maroon 5 was arrested on a felony […]

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Dick Van Dyke Remembers ‘Idol’ Carl Reiner In Heartfelt Tribute: He Was Never ‘Just Funny’

Dick Van Dyke paid tribute to his former collaborator Carl Reiner following the comedy legend’s death on June 29. The actor took to Twitter to express how Carl had a deep ‘understanding of the human condition’ and more. Dick Van Dyke shared a moving statement about Carl Reiner following the death of the comedy legend […]

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Betty White Remembers ‘Dear’ Friend Carl Reiner After Passing: I’m ‘Heartbroken’

Following the sad passing of comedy legend Carl Reiner, fellow legend Betty White paid tribute to him, saying it was a ‘privilege’ to call him a friend. “I loved Carl [Reiner] dearly,” Betty White, 98, said in a statement to HollywoodLife, following the news that Carl, 98, had passed away in his Beverly Hills home […]

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Uber wants to buy Postmates for $2.6B following GrubHub fallout

Uber is in talks to purchase Postmates for roughly $2.6 billion following the collapse of its takeover deal with Grubhub, according to reports. The deal would further consolidate the food delivery industry at a time when the coronavirus pandemic has demand soaring. It would also strengthen Uber’s delivery arm, Uber Eats, which is unprofitable despite […]

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Dixie Chicks Officially Change Their Name To ‘the Chicks’ After Lady A Does The Same: This Is A ‘Moment’

Following in Lady Antebellum’s footsteps, the band formerly-known-as The Dixie Chicks decided to ditch the Civil War-themed part of their name. So, say farewell to ‘Dixie,’ and hello to…The Chicks! Natalie Maines, Emily Strayer, and Martie Maguire – FKA the Dixie Chicks – rolled out their new moniker on June 25. “We want to meet […]

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Stocks sell-off as coronavirus surge knocks recovery hopes

© Reuters. Passersby wearing protective face masks, following an outbreak of the coronavirus, are reflected on a screen displaying stock prices outside a brokerage in Tokyo By Tom Westbrook and Jessica DiNapoli SINGAPORE/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Asia’s stock markets slipped, bonds rose and the U.S. dollar was firm on Thursday as surging U.S. coronavirus cases, […]

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Asia set to track Wall Street retreat as second wave derails recovery hopes

© Reuters. Passersby wearing protective face masks, following an outbreak of the coronavirus, are reflected on a screen displaying stock prices outside a brokerage in Tokyo By Jessica DiNapoli NEW YORK (Reuters) – Asian markets were set to follow a tumble in Wall Street stocks and oil prices on Thursday after surging U.S. coronavirus cases […]

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‘Scrubs’ episodes featuring blackface removed from Hulu

Hulu has removed three episodes of “Scrubs” which featured characters in blackface, following a request by the show’s creator Bill Lawrence and ABC Studios, sources have confirmed to Variety. The episodes in question are “My Fifteen Seconds” (season 3, episode 7), “My Jiggly Ball” (season 5, episode 4) and “My Chopped Liver” (season 5, episode 17). […]

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Coronavirus roundup: GNC files for bankruptcy protection

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Wednesday related to the national and global response, the workplace and the spread of the virus. Here are some updates …  Health and wellness company GNC Holdings has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. It is looking […]

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CrossFit founder Greg Glassman selling company amid harassment allegations

Embattled CrossFit founder Greg Glassman is selling the beloved fitness chain following a firestorm over his insensitive comments about race and allegations of rampant sexual harassment. Eric Roza, a tech executive and owner of a Colorado CrossFit gym, will buy the company from Glassman and take over as CEO after the sale closes next month, […]

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Ex-Wirecard CEO Markus Braun released on $5.6 million bail

Former Wirecard CEO Markus Braun was released on bail following his arrest in connection with the payments company’s $2.1 billion accounting scandal, reports say. Braun, 50,  posted his bail of 5 million euros ($5.6 million) on Tuesday, a day after he turned himself in to German prosecutors who accused him of falsifying income to make […]

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Nextdoor Removes App’s ‘Forward to Police’ Feature

Following complaints about racial profiling on its platform, the popular neighborhood social media app Nextdoor has discontinued a feature that had allowed users to forward their crime and safety posts from private groups within the app to law enforcement agencies. The action to eliminate the feature, Forward to Police, which was introduced in 2016, was […]

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Mason Disick makes appearance in viral star Addison Rae’s TikTok

Mason Disick is following in his family’s footsteps. The 10-year-old son of Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick made an appearance in one of TikTok star Addison Rae’s videos this weekend. The pair did a viral dance challenge to the song “100 Racks” by Quality Control and Offset. Kourt also got in on the fun. The […]

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Seattle will move to dismantle protest zone, mayor says

Faced with growing pressure to crack down on an “occupied” protest zone following two weekend shootings, Seattle’s mayor said Monday that officials will move to wind down the blocks-long span of city streets taken over two weeks ago that President Donald Trump asserted is run by “anarchists.” Mayor Jenny Durkan said at a news conference […]

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Lawsuit: Teen screamed ‘I can’t breathe’ during restraint

A civil lawsuit filed following the death of a 16-year-old alleges that video from a Michigan youth facility recorded the Black teen screaming “I can’t breathe” as a staff member placed weight on his chest for nearly 10 minutes By COREY WILLIAMS Associated Press June 22, 2020, 5:05 PM 3 min read 3 min read […]

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Dems seize on US attorney ouster to pursue new probes, hearings

Top congressional Democrats are citing the ouster of the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York following a Friday-night standoff in calls for new probes and hearings concerning President Trump’s Justice Department. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., over the weekend said his panel would “immediately open an investigation” into the removal […]

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China releases 10 Indian soldiers days after deadly border clash

China has released 10 Indian soldiers after holding them for days following a deadly clash on their Himalayan border, according to Indian security officials. While neither country publicly acknowledged that Indian soldiers had been captured, Indian security officials confirmed to The Wall Street Journal that soldiers had been returned, and that none of the troops […]

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Engel fights to hold onto seat against AOC-backed challenger: What to know about the June 23 primaries

Even as electoral news has taken a back seat to the coronavirus pandemic and the unrest following the death of George Floyd, several important contests are coming to a vote on Tuesday — from dueling primary challenges among New York Democrats to competitions for a handful of open House seats. Leading the drama Tuesday will be […]

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