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A WhatsApp group admin was arrested for sharing 'offensive' content

A WhatsApp group admin was arrested for sharing 'offensive' content A WhatsApp group admin in India has courted trouble for circulating morphed images of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.The 30-year-old man was reportedly arrested in the state of Karnataka, and later released on bail.

Michael Moore wants 'The Rock' to run for president because nothing matters anymore

Michael Moore wants 'The Rock' to run for president because nothing matters anymore Say what you will about Donald Trump: he's an inspiration to Americans who want to run for public office with absolutely no qualifying experience.In an interview with Variety on Monday, activist and filmmaker Michael Moore suggested that Democrats should consider running a celebrity for office in 2020.

Stephen Colbert told a dumb joke. The campaign to get him fired is even dumber.

Stephen Colbert told a dumb joke. The campaign to get him fired is even dumber. On Monday, the normally sharp and polished Stephen Colbert decided to get dirty and tell a dick joke.Soon enough, conservatives and alt-right internet denizens began to call for Colbert's head with a #FireColbert hashtag.

Calm your angry, angry Twitter feed with this soothing emoji bot

Calm your angry, angry Twitter feed with this soothing emoji bot But, one Twitter bot is sending out positive vibes into the ether in the form of "emoji meadows" — randomised assortments of nature emoji with the odd animal thrown in every now and then.A string of flower emoji might not sound like much, but this Twitter bot is having a soothing effect on Twitter, bringing much-needed calm to many people's feeds.

The failing New York Times added a record number of subscribers this quarter. Sad!

The failing New York Times added a record number of subscribers this quarter. Sad! Though President Donald Trump loves to publicly bash the "failing" New York Times, the publication is attracting a YUGE number of subscribers.On Tuesday, The New York Times Company announced its first-quarter results for 2017, revealing an impressive number of digital news subscriptions for the start of the year — it added a whopping 308,000.

Hillary Clinton just used 'The Handmaid's Tale' to make an important point about women

Hillary Clinton just used 'The Handmaid's Tale' to make an important point about women The timing of Hulu's dystopian show The Handmaid's Tale has been eerily relevant in today's world, so much so that even Hillary Clinton is creeped out.In the speech, Clinton used Atwood's story to highlight an important point about politicians working to cut Planned Parenthood funding and health care that provides access to birth control and abortions.

Jane Goodall is not at all pleased with being quoted in Ivanka Trump's book

Jane Goodall is not at all pleased with being quoted in Ivanka Trump's book If you've read Ivanka Trump's book Women Who Work (which you probably haven't, but we have) you'll notice the heavy amount of quotes (at least 50 per cent) from other famous people.Jane Goodall, 83, happens to be one of the lucky many.

This politician laughed so hard watching 'Veep' he knocked himself out

This politician laughed so hard watching 'Veep' he knocked himself out What about laughing so hard you choke on sushi, knock yourself unconscious and wake up with a black eye?Graham Perrett is an Australian federal Labor MP and it turns out, a crazed Veep fan and an enjoy-er of many LOLs.

Stephen Colbert responds to calls to fire him for that Trump-Putin joke

Stephen Colbert responds to calls to fire him for that Trump-Putin joke On Wednesday's show, the late night host acknowledged the furore he caused on Monday when he said Trump's mouth was only good for being Vladimir Putin's "c**k holster.I'm your host, Stephen Colbert.

Barack Obama wades into French election in favor of Emmanuel Macron

Barack Obama wades into French election in favor of Emmanuel Macron Barack Obama made his first big political endorsement since leaving office, wading into the hotly contested French election on Thursday to endorse Emmanuel Macron.During the debate, Le Pen referred to Macron as a "smirking banker" with an eye on "butchering France," while Macron called Le Pen "hate-filled" and intent on bringing "civil war" to the country.

Anita Sarkeesian's father supports Donald Trump

Anita Sarkeesian's father supports Donald Trump Yesterday, the bot sent out a very peculiar Tweet, naming one “Wally Sarkeesian” for donating $200 to Trump.This same “Wally sarkeesian” donated another $200 to Trump’s campaign a few months later, bringing his total donations to $400.

Give Trumpcare a break: Here's all the pre-existing conditions it will cover

Give Trumpcare a break: Here's all the pre-existing conditions it will cover On Thursday, House Republicans stood poised to overhaul the Affordable Care Act, including the pesky provision that protects terrible, sinful humans with pre-existing conditions.Under the MacArthur-Meadows amendment, insurance providers will no longer be forced to cover Americans who made the mistake of being sick.

Aide with all the Bud Light on Capitol Hill insists it’s not to celebrate taking away your health care

Aide with all the Bud Light on Capitol Hill insists it’s not to celebrate taking away your health care An aide pushing a cart full of beer into the Capitol Thursday basically pinky-swore that the beverages had not been ordered to celebrate the House passing a bill designed to kill Obamacare.Vice reporter Alexandra Jaffe was one of several Capitol Hill reporters to spot the beer being rolled in under a sheet by an unnamed aide before the vote had taken place.

Here's a photo of Republicans celebrating the healthcare bill. Guess what they have in common.

Here's a photo of Republicans celebrating the healthcare bill. Guess what they have in common. If you are a woman, a person of color, LGBTQ, a person with disabilities, elderly, or maybe even a person who struggles with anxiety/depression: House Republicans have failed you today.We'll let this picture from a press conference held after the passing of the bill do the talking.

Activists target ads at lawmakers who voted to sell your data for targeted ads

Activists target ads at lawmakers who voted to sell your data for targeted ads Members of Congress who voted to sell your web history for advertising are now seeing some personalized ads of their own.Online privacy activists have placed attack billboards in the districts of several lawmakers who pushed through a bill letting internet providers pawn off their customers' browsing data.

Spread love, ditch the nipple pasties: Miley Cyrus thinks about politics out loud

Spread love, ditch the nipple pasties: Miley Cyrus thinks about politics out loud Miley Cyrus thinks we can, especially if her new track "Malibu" (out May 11!And like us, a Bernie (and then Hilary) supporting Cyrus was left pondering,  "How am I going to create real change?

Korean Politician Uses Overwatch Video On The Campaign Trail

Korean Politician Uses Overwatch Video On The Campaign Trail Sim Sang-jung is a politician currently running for President in the wake of South Korea’s disastrous corruption scandal.She (or at least someone on her campaign team) knows that a good way to reach out to the kids is with Overwatch Play of the Game videos, in which her kills are political owns.

Delta, Bank of America pull sponsorship after Shakespeare play is seen as attack on Trump

Delta, Bank of America pull sponsorship after Shakespeare play is seen as attack on Trump In a series of tweets on Sunday, the company outlined why it was pulling out of the event, making clear that the issue was the Julius Caesar play: Not long after Delta's move, another sponsor of the play, Bank of America, also pulled its sponsorship."The Public Theater chose to present Julius Caesar in a way that was intended to provoke and offend," a Bank of America spokesperson told the New York Times.

Republican Data Firm Leaks Personal Info on 198 Million Voters

Republican Data Firm Leaks Personal Info on 198 Million Voters That means there are databases out there with information on virtually all the eligible voters in the US.Cyber security firm UpGuard uncovered the database last week, confirming that it includes personal data on nearly 200 million US voters.