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Five Ways the Patriots Could Have Lost the AFC Championship Game

Sunday‘s AFC Championship game was either an exhilarating evening of football or a torturous spell of televised deja vu, depending on where your loyalties lie. The New England Patriots beat the Kansas City Chiefs, 37-31, and they did it thanks to an extremely impressive and predictable Tom Brady touchdown drive in overtime. Patrick Mahomes was electric in leading the Chiefs on multiple comebacks, but he was denied a chance to touch the ball

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Gillian Anderson Will Play Margaret Thatcher in Season Four of The Crown

Gillian Anderson has been cast in the fourth season of Netflix‘s drama The Crown, according to the Sunday Times. It looks like her performance as Hannibal Lecter‘s hopelessly complicit psychiatrist on Hannibal didn‘t quench the actress‘s thirst for playing sociopaths, because she‘s going to be playing Margaret Thatcher.

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Was the No-Call at the End of the Saints-Rams Game the Worst Call in Other Universes or Just This One?

The Los Angeles Rams are heading to the Super Bowl, but their route took a controversial turn at the end of Sunday‘s NFC Championship game in New Orleans. The Rams won in overtime, 26-23, though Saints fans, players, and coaches (and, perhaps, actual saints) will point to a late no-call from the officials that changed the course of the contest.

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BuzzFeed Reporter Defends Story as ‘Solid‘ and ‘Accurate‘ Despite Pushback From Mueller

BuzzFeed is continuing to stand by its explosive story that claims President Donald Trump ordered Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about negotiations to open a Trump Tower in Moscow. Anthony Cormier, one of the authors of the piece, said on CNN that the story was ‘solid‘ and he was confident that history would prove him right. ‘We‘re being told to stand our ground. Our reporting is going to be borne out to be accurate, and

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Everything You Need to Know About Sunday‘s Super Blood Wolf Moon

The last total lunar eclipse of the decade is set to occur this weekend, giving stargazers the chance to see a ‘super blood wolf moon.‘

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Tomi Lahren Picked a Twitter Fight With Cardi B. Big Mistake.

For decades, much of the entertainment industry has treated American white supremacists the way you‘d treat a hive of extremely angry bees, bending over backwards not to provoke them, lest they stop spending their delicious honey on superhero movies. A big part of that approach is having a thick skin when right-wingers go a round or two with ‘liberal Hollywood,‘ their favorite punching bag. So it would be understandable if conse

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Pence Likens Trump and His Offer to End Shutdown to Martin Luther King

On the eve of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Vice President Mike Pence compared President Donald Trump to the civil rights icon. Just like Dr. King, Trump is inspiring the nation to change through the legislative process, argued Pence.

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Giuliani Acknowledges Trump May Have Talked to Cohen About Testimony: ‘So What?‘

Rudy Giuliani didn‘t do his client any favors Sunday, acknowledging on CNN that it was possible President Donald Trump spoke with Michael Cohen before his testimony to Congress. In discussing a BuzzFeed story that claims Trump told his longtime personal lawyer to lie about negotiations on a deal to build a Trump Tower in Moscow, Giuliani said he had no knowledge of any talks. But that doesn‘t mean it didn‘t happen, although Giul

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Native American Elder Says He Approached MAGA-Clad Teens to Defuse Argument With Black Protesters

Nathan Phillips, the Native American elder who was mocked and harassed by teenagers wearing ‘Make America Great Again‘ hats in Washington on Friday, says the whole thing started when he tried to defuse an escalating argument. Phillips told the Detroit Free Press the teenagers, who appear to be from Covington Catholic High School, got upset by four people who were with a group known as the Black Hebrew Israelites. The group of Catholic

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How Does a Museum Store Marketer Do Her Job?

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Trump Cites Winter Storms to Once Again Suggest Global Warming Isn‘t Real

At a time when he is facing increased pressure from the longest government shutdown in history, President Donald Trump tapped into one of his favorite tools in his trollbox early Sunday morning: mocking the concept of global warming because it‘s cold out. ‘Be careful and try staying in your house,‘ Trump wrote on Twitter Sunday morning. ‘Large parts of the Country are suffering from tremendous amounts of snow and near reco

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Pete Davidson and John Mulaney Explain Why Clint Eastwood‘s The MuleIs Completely Bananas

Sometimes you see a movie that is so inexplicable and baffling that its very existence haunts you for days, months, or even the rest of your life. For Pete Davidson and John Mulaney, Clint Eastwood‘s The Mule, in which Eastwood plays a 90-year-old drug mule, is one of those movies. They stopped by ‘Weekend Update‘ to explain why:

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Oh Yeah! Kool-Aid Man Finally Speaks Out Against Toxic Masculinity on Saturday Night Live

Earlier in the week, Gillette released an ad called ‘We Believe: The Best Men Can Be‘ with an anti-bullying, anti-sexual harassment message. On this week‘s Saturday Night Live, Kool-Aid got in on the action with an ad of its own:

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James Harden Is in a Fugue State and Can‘t Stop Scoring Points

The Los Angeles Lakers had a plan for James Harden on Saturday night. ‘If we can keep him anything under 50, we feel like we‘ve succeeded as a group,‘ Lakers head coach Luke Walton joked before the game. Harden has been on a tear since December, but his most recent body of work is downright mythological. The Houston Rockets guard scored 57 points against the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday and on Wednesday he put up 58 against the B

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Jameela Jamil Turned Down a Role as a Deaf Woman in Hopes Producers Would Hire a Deaf Actress Instead

In an interview with the Press Association, The Good Place actress Jameela Jamil said she turned down a recent offer to portray a deaf woman in hopes that a deaf actress would be cast in her place. Jamil made her comments in the wake of a conversation about disability representation sparked by Bryan Cranston‘s role as a paralyzed man in The Upside. Although she didn‘t name the project, Jamil explained why she turned down the role:

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The MAGA Teenager Who Harassed a Native American Veteran Is Still Unnamed, but We‘ve Seen His Face Before

A video clip of a white teenager harassing a Native American elder instantly became one of the most viscerally enraging images of an era that has offered no shortage of them.

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Andy Reid Only Seems to Make Mistakes When Everyone‘s Watching

NFL head coaches have a difficult and seemingly miserable job, one that marries personnel management, long hours, complex decision-making, and clunky headsets. It‘s like being a Michelin-starred chef de cuisineon an offshore oil rig, and, to make matters worse, every game serves as a televised performance review. The number of current coaches who‘ve been able to achieve reliable success is in the single digits, yet millions of people

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Democrats Reject Trump Offer to Extend DACA Protections in Exchange for Wall Funding

President Donald Trump proposed an immigration deal in a bid to reopen the government, offering a series of concessions that Democrats immediately said weren‘t enough to launch any kind of serious negotiations and end the longest shutdown in history. In a speech from the White House Saturday afternoon, Trump said he would extend deportation protections for some undocumented immigrants who arrived into the country as children in exchange for

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Video Shows MAGA-Clad Teenagers Harassing, Mocking Native American Vietnam Vet

Shocking video that has quickly sparked outrage online shows how a group of teenagers wearing ‘Make America Great Again‘ hats mocked and harassed a Native American elder at the Indigenous Peoples March in Washington, D.C. on Friday. The videos posted online show how the teenagers surrounded and proceeded to ridicule Nathan Phillips as he sang the American Indian Movement Song at the Lincoln Memorial. In a particularly galling moment o

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The Best Signs From the 2019 Women‘s March

The third annual Women‘s March took place Saturday as thousands of women gathered in demonstrations across the country that were much smaller than the original march that took place the day after President Donald Trump‘s inauguration. In the months leading up to this year‘s march, which took place in Washington and in cities across the world, controversy has engulfed the movement amid accusations of racism and anti-Semitism.

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Pipeline Explosion Kills at Least 66 in Mexico

A huge blast at a gasoline pipeline on Friday evening killed at least 66 people in Central Mexico and injured at least 76 others. The death toll could rise considering ‘many of the gravely wounded are battling between life and death,‘ the governor of Hidalgo state, Omar Fayad, said.

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Mueller Team Disputes Aspects of BuzzFeed Report Claiming Trump Told Cohen to Lie

Special Counsel Robert Mueller‘s office is normally a tight-lipped operation that almost never releases any kind of comment. But on Friday night the spokesman for the special counsel issued a rare statement to challenge certain aspects of a bombshell BuzzFeed News report that claimed President Donald Trump had directed his lawyer, Michael Cohen, to lie to Congress. ‘BuzzFeed‘s description of specific statements to the Special Co

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We‘re Back to Where Mueller Began: Counterintelligence

Update, Jan. 19, 2019: On the evening of Friday, Jan. 18, after production of this episode of Amicus had wrapped, special counsel spokesman Peter Carr issued the following statement: ‘BuzzFeed‘s description of specific statements to the Special Counsel‘s Office, and characterization of documents and testimony obtained by this office, regarding Michael Cohen‘s Congressional testimony are not accurate.‘Ben Smith, edito

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A Reminder That Two Southern States Still Celebrate Robert E. Lee‘s Birthday on MLK Day

On Monday, when the rest of the country is taking the day off in commemoration of one of America‘s civil rights heroes, the denizens of two states will get a remarkable choice: You can celebrate the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., or you can celebrate that of Confederate General Robert E. Lee.

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