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WATCH: Top 7 Surprising Revelations From James Comey’s ABC News Interview

We didn't expect this. Former FBI director James Comey sat down with ABC's George Stephanopoulos tonight to promote his new book, A Higher Loyalty. A lot of the interesting details were already known—Comey discussed the fact that Trump is “slightly orange up close” and grapples with his role in electing Trump by miscalculating the way …

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Steve Bannon’s Surprising Opinion About Cambridge Analytica

The Cambridge Analytica scandal revelations keep surprising us. The media frenzy and political umbrage over the apparent theft of upwards of 50 million Facebook user profiles in 2014 by Cambridge Analytica, a British-based voter targeting operation co-founded by Steve Bannon, to assist Trump’s 2016 campaign is overlooking a critical fact: Bannon’s data didn't deliver. Cambridge …

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There Is Some Surprising Progress for the Rights of Incarcerated Women

Several states are fighting to put an end to the time when women prisoners do not even make enough to afford a box of tampons. Women incarcerated in Arizona state prisons are currently allowed only 12 free menstrual pads a month and can possess a maximum of 24 pads at a time when they are …

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Video: Father attacks child molester in courtroom, but that’s not the most surprising thing

The father of three girls who were victims of convicted child molester Larry Nassar, was tackled by marshals in the courtroom after lunging at Nassar. Randall Margraves, who’s three daughters were victims of Nassar, a former sports physician for Olympic women’s gymnasts, asked the judge during the hearing to grant him “5 minutes in a …

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The Surprising Ways Voter Suppression Particularly Hurts Women

Click here for reuse options! Women face more obstacles to voting than men do. Trump got one thing right. The voting system is “rigged“—though not in the way he thinks—and it has serious consequences for women. Every election, poor folks, transgendered men and women and communities of color across genders have to jump hurdles to access …

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Experts Predict 4 Surprising Ways Jeff Sessions’ Reefer Madness Pot Decision Could Shake Out in 2018

A backlash against the new war on weed could tip the scales to favor federal legalization. Days after California’s first new adult-use pot shops opened their doors this week, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced he would allow federal prosecutors to crack down on marijuana operations in states that have legalized marijuana. His decision overturns an …

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The Surprising Upside to Video Game Addiction’s Classification as a Mental Health Disorder

Click here for reuse options! We couldn't treat what couldn't be diagnosed. The last time video games made so many headlines, Pokemon Go was causing traffic accidents and luring children into sex offenders' neighborhoods. Here's some more not-so-great news for those trying to escape life by disappearing into a fantasy world: you may be suffering …

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4 Reasons for a Surprising Change in Racial Incarceration Trendlines

Click here for reuse options! The prison population is getting whiter. It's long been a given that racial disparities plague the nation's criminal justice system. That's still true—black people are incarcerated at a rate five times higher than that of white people—but the disparities are decreasing, and there are a number of interesting reasons behind …

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In patriarchy, sexual “misconduct” not surprising

“I’m not surprised,” women say, in response to the flood of revelations of sexual “misconduct” by men, especially men in positions of power. But none of us – women or men – should be surprised, because the United States is a patriarchal society and in patriarchy men routinely claim the right to own or control women’s bodies …

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