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The powerful women in politics: Washington Post reporters on the rise of the female politician

The powerful women in politics: Washington Post reporters on the rise of the female politician

Rep. Linda Sánchez (D-CA) of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus delivers remarks on the first day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. She is profiled in the Washington Post’s “Women in Power” series.; Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images Hillary Clinton’s nomination by the Democratic Party for President of the United States […]

How ice cream truck jingles and their sometimes dark history have evolved

How ice cream truck jingles and their sometimes dark history have evolved

People wait in line for ice cream in the Lower East Side neighborhood of New York City. ; Credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images Even years into adulthood, the signature ice cream truck jingle can rekindle pleasant childhood memories. “It’s all a matter of nostalgia, recognizing the tune, having the right tempo and having the right symmetry […]

What did you think of the DNC & RNC?

What did you think of the DNC & RNC?

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton acknowledges the crowd as she arrives on stage during the fourth day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 28, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.; Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images The general election is officially underway. On Thursday night, Hillary Clinton accepted the Democratic party’s nomination for president […]

‘Handcuffed’: What’s the primary goal of policing?

‘Handcuffed’: What’s the primary goal of policing?

Police recruits attend their graduation ceremony at LAPD Headquarters where rappers Snoop Dogg and The Game led a peaceful demonstration outside on July 8, 2016 in Los Angeles, California, in what they called an effort to promote unity in the aftermath of the deadly shootings of police officers in Dallas.; Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images […]

California Clinton delegate: ‘I’m confident Sanders supporters will come around’

California Clinton delegate: ‘I’m confident Sanders supporters will come around’

Delegates hold up signs and cheer on the second day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 26, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.; Credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images On a night filled with celebratory emotion, the unity that many Clinton supporters hoped would happen was absent as Sanders supporters left the convention hall […]

LAPD Chief on 2016 mid-year crime spike & violence involving cops nationwide

LAPD Chief on 2016 mid-year crime spike & violence involving cops nationwide

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti watches as police chief Charlie Beck addresses the media with rappers The Game (2/L) and Snoop Dogg (R) at LAPD headquarters on July 8, 2016.; Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images In the aftermath of the deadly attacks against law enforcement officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge, plus more controversial fatal […]

Alleged Russian hack of DNC inspires intrigue, hand-wringing

Alleged Russian hack of DNC inspires intrigue, hand-wringing

Embattled Democratic Party chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz said she is resigning, following a leak of emails suggesting an insider attempt to hobble the campaign of Hillary Clinton’s rival in the White House primaries Bernie Sanders.; Credit: GASTON DE CARDENAS/AFP/Getty Images Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman said today that Democrats blaming Russia for hacking email servers […]

Sanders delegate: ‘I’m a millennial, I’m here to change the party from the inside’

Sanders delegate: ‘I’m a millennial, I’m here to change the party from the inside’

Embattled Democratic Party chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz said July 24, 2016 she is resigning, following a leak of emails suggesting an insider attempt to hobble the campaign of Hillary Clinton’s rival in the White House primaries Bernie Sanders.; Credit: GASTON DE CARDENAS/AFP/Getty Images From the WikiLeaks release of charged Democratic National Committee emails about Bernie […]

​The loudest voice in the room, silenced: What Roger Ailes’ departure means for the future of Fox News

​The loudest voice in the room, silenced: What Roger Ailes’ departure means for the future of Fox News

Fox News chairman Roger Ailes walks with his wife Elizabeth Tilson as they leave the News Corp building, July 19, 2016 in New York City.; Credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images After complaints of sexual harassment from top talent like Gretchen Carlson and Megyn Kelly, is out as head of Fox News. The influential media executive is […]

How Facebook & Twitter are trying to self-police for hate speech, threats

How Facebook & Twitter are trying to self-police for hate speech, threats

Actress Leslie Jones attends the Premiere of Sony Pictures’ “Ghostbusters” at TCL Chinese Theatre on July 9, 2016 in Hollywood, California.; Credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images Despite the viral success of late night host Jimmy Kimmel’s recurring “Mean Tweets” segment, saying awful things to people on social media often doesn’t end with the person on […]