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PewDiePie makes yet another racial slur during videogame live stream

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… player and shouting to him: “What a fucking n-,” before immediately correcting himself: “Sorry, but what the fuck. What a fucking asshole.” Image: pewdiepie/youtube The YouTuber, whose channel has over 57 million subscribers, has a history of making racial statements. Back in February, the Wall Street Journal posted a review of several of his recent videos that included multiple anti-Semitic “jokes” and Nazi imagery. Disney’s Maker Studios cut ties …

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In Chat Rooms, Unite the Right Organizers Planned to Obscure Their Racism

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… the white, conservative mainstream. Don’t start violence, but feel free to provoke it. The group’s best-laid plans failed spectacularly, unraveled by organizers’ inability to control the Charlottesville, Virginia, crowd that had been whipped up into a frenzy by the rhetoric of the white nationalist movement. A review of the chat logs and audio recordings by Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting shows that the event’s organizers worked to obscure the most …

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Finally, I’ve learned to stop saying sorry in work emails

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… by previous employers. I’ve been told to be less “emotional,” to watch my tone and to speak to people in a less “direct” way. I’ve found myself writing “if that makes sense” after a paragraph that I know is totally comprehensible. Each time I type those words, I’m reminded of the Harvard Business review report instructing me to “never ask does that make sense?” lest I compromise the credibility of the content. No more!!!!! One day …

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Best holiday reads 2017, picked by writers part one

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… cop, DS Manon Bradshaw, again in Persons Unknown (Borough). Eimear McBride Not many writers can straddle short and long form fiction as well as Sarah Hall. This summer she has her short story hat on and if the rest of the stories are as good as Evie Im betting Madame Zero (Faber) will be superb. The excellent bookseller Katia Wengraf, from the excellent review Bookshop in Peckham, recently gave me a copy of Sphinx (Deep Vellum)by Anne Garrta by a friend who said Id like it. Best …

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Amazon won NFL Thursday Night Football rights, so what’s next for Twitter?

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… joy of sports fans, was just the first step to a greater push for Twitter. “Maybe not quite a touchdown, but Twitter showed it could move the ball,” I wrote in my review of the first game on Twitter. Its not surprising. Their name wasnt referenced [in any early reports], but anything involving the NFL makes sense for Twitter, Brian Wieser, senior analyst of advertising, mediaand internet at Pivotal Research Group, told me and my former colleague last year. Wieser noted …

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Dreamer in process of Daca renewal to be deported without court hearing

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… her. Daniela Vargas. Photograph: Rogelio V. Solis/AP Agents had arrested Vargass brother and father two weeks earlier at the familys house. Vargas avoided arrest by locking herself in the house and calling her pastor, who then notified advocacy groups and local media. Chandler had stood vigil outside the Vargas house for five hours as about 10 Ice agents tried to persuade Vargas to open the door. Although Vargass Daca permit had expired, her renewal application was under review. Ice …

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Egyptian Doctors Think This Torturous Exam Can Detect “Chronic Homosexuals”

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… said. “There’s no typical sign of the gay anal canal.” Human Rights Watch’s Reid said the organization will begin a project this spring to document how common anal exams are and the role of medical practitioners in them. The organization has documented them in at least six countries in the course of investigating specific cases of abuse, but no comprehensive review has ever been done to establish how widespread they are. And it’s not clear, Reid said, whether …

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Gavin Rossdale: If you divorce America’s sweetheart, you’re in trouble

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… returning home to play pub shows to nobody, but Rossdale says it wasnt like that: We were having really killer shows [in the UK], but then getting destroyed in the reviews. I never played shows here that werent packed, that werent full of people having an amazing time well, apart from whoever was writing the review. topless shot of him ran alongside the cover line: Why wont anyone take Gavin Rossdale seriously? Is it true he had the cover framed, but pointedly crossed out the cover line? Its …

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Liar, liar: in a post-truth world, writers reveal their biggest fib

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… music festival in Turin, Italy, in the mid-00s, where I lied repeatedly because I wanted to meet Factory Records founder Tony Wilson. First I lied to his manhandlers, a terrifying pair of stone dogs who guarded his DJ booth, then I lied to Tony in order to procure an interview. The lie that I was a British journalist, not a student, in Turin to review music, and not for a holiday worked. He did the interview, and then he died a couple of years later. I eventually sold the story posthumously. Im …

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