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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

The University of Virginia president defended her use of Thomas Jefferson quotations after a group of students and professors criticized her, saying Jefferson shouldn't be used as a "moral compass" because he was a slave owner.


Friday, October 21, 2016

Actor Charlie Sheen, who played the bespectacled Ricky "Wild Thing" Vaughn in the movie Major League, has offered to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before one of this year's World Series games. Sheen responded to the social media demand by Cleveland Indians fans to have Vaughn be part of the opening festivities, posting a photo of himself on Twitter as Vaughn in his Indians uniform and writing, "Major League continues to be the gift that keeps on giving! if called upon, I'd be honored."


Tuesday, October 18, 2016

The University of Florida wants students to know that counseling is available for students hoping to work past any offense taken from Halloween costumes. "Some Halloween costumes reinforce stereotypes of particular races, genders, cultures or religions. Regardless of intent, these costumes can perpetuate negative stereotypes, causing harm and offense to groups of people," the school administration wrote in a blog post. "If you are troubled by an incident that does occur, please know that there are many resources available."


Friday, September 30, 2016

The Commission on Presidential Debates revealed in a one-sentence statement Friday that Donald Trump's audio was impacted earlier in the week. "Regarding the first debate, there were issues regarding Donald Trump's audio that affected the sound level in the debate hall," the commission said in a statement. No other details were immediately made available.


The FBI interviews -- taken together and reconstructed for this article into the first-ever comprehensive narrative of how her email server scandal unfolded -- draw a picture of the controversy quite different from what either side has made it out to be. Together, the documents, technically known as Form 302s, depict less a sinister and carefully calculated effort to avoid transparency than a busy and uninterested executive who shows little comfort with even the basics of technology, working with a small, harried inner circle of aides inside a bureaucracy where the IT and classification systems haven't caught up with how business is conducted in the digital age.

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