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NYPD filmed hundreds of BLM and Occupy protests without approval

Police are frequently fond of monitoring protesters, and that includes cops in New York -- NYPD cameras have been a mainstay at large protests over the past several years. However, it's now clear that the NYPD has been skirting internal rules in the...
The Associated Press, Democrats and maybe a handful of nice Republicans keep trying to map those relationships, to seemingly no avail.

Until this illustration.

Here's a map of Trump's connections to Russia. While others have been skeptical, we simply looked at the glaring evidence. 

Just connect the dots. 

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A simple illustration reveals everything you need to know about the connection between Trump and Russia

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Manafort. Page. Gordon. Stone. Kislyak. Sater. 

Trump's connections to Russia appear to be so tangled and unwieldy, they're almost impossible to unwind. Even after today's bombshell report by The Associated Press, Democrats and maybe a handful of nice Republicans keep trying to map those relationships, to seemingly no avail.

Until this illustration.

Here's a map of Trump's connections to Russia. While others have been skeptical, we simply looked at the glaring evidence. 

Just connect the dots. 

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But, in light of the new electronic device restrictions being implemented for flights into the United States from 10 international airports, some travelers won't have a choice anymore.

For passengers affected by the restriction, there are only two options: ship your laptop to your destination or put it in your checked luggage. Well, there's a third option — don't take your laptop — that's not so realistic for business travelers.  Read more...

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Confused? Here’s how to get your laptop to your destination

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Search the internet about how to pack your laptop in checked luggage, and you'll find a recurring theme: don't. 

But, in light of the new electronic device restrictions being implemented for flights into the United States from 10 international airports, some travelers won't have a choice anymore.

For passengers affected by the restriction, there are only two options: ship your laptop to your destination or put it in your checked luggage. Well, there's a third option — don't take your laptop — that's not so realistic for business travelers.  Read more...

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Huckabee might have failed to secure his party's nomination for president, but he's determined to stay relevant, no matter the cost to our Twitter feeds.

Take a look at his most recent round of tweets and how viral they've become. At first, they might seem impossible to interpret — Huckabee can be inscrutable, like a Jaden Smith of the American right.  Read more...

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There is only one man worse at Twitter than Donald Trump

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Donald Trump's frequently misspelled tweets put the increasingly fragile world order at risk. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee's, by contrast, pose a far greater danger: They threaten America's comedic leadership in a world increasingly dominated by "funny" reddit photoshops and bad homemade cat GIFS.

Huckabee might have failed to secure his party's nomination for president, but he's determined to stay relevant, no matter the cost to our Twitter feeds.

Take a look at his most recent round of tweets and how viral they've become. At first, they might seem impossible to interpret — Huckabee can be inscrutable, like a Jaden Smith of the American right.  Read more...

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Crush your soul with these children’s books rewritten for a Trump presidency

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Curl up for reading time, America. (Hide under a blanket if you need to.)

Teaching kids the ABCs of politics and current events without terrifying them is a challenge. So we've made it easier with a series of children's books reimagined for Donald Trump's presidency. 

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In the coming weeks, we'll roll out the full text for each book because we could all use a break from reading the news. 

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Crush your soul with these children’s books rewritten for a Trump presidency

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Curl up for reading time, America. (Hide under a blanket if you need to.)

Teaching kids the ABCs of politics and current events without terrifying them is a challenge. So we've made it easier with a series of children's books reimagined for Donald Trump's presidency. 

Image: bob al-greene/mashable

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In the coming weeks, we'll roll out the full text for each book because we could all use a break from reading the news. 

Image: BOB AL-GREENE/MASHABLE

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In a first for U.S., this bumblebee is now officially ‘endangered’

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This might be the Trump administration's first pro-environment move.

The rusty patched bumblebee is now on the endangered species list, making it the first bee species in the continental United States to be considered endangered, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) announced this week.

The species is "balancing precariously on the brink of extinction," the agency said on Tuesday. "Just 20 years ago, the rusty patched bumblebee was a common sight, so ordinary that it went almost unnoticed as it moved from flower to flower, collecting nectar and pollen." Read more...

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First, they try to make up their own rules.

GOP: You were hit for 45 points of damage
Player: I use my potion of healing
GOP: It doesn't work, this is a preexisting condition #GOPdnd

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The GOP is terrible at playing ‘Dungeons & Dragons,’ if you believe the internet

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We thank Twitter often for the humor it drops into our lives, but a new recent hashtag has actually cast a spell over us because of its sheer greatness.

#GOPDnD has become a topic on Twitter, a hashtag that explores how members of the Republican party would play Dungeons & Dragons. People have expertly captured the attitude of the GOP and channeled it into how they would navigate this beloved tabletop game.

Spoiler alert: You don't want to play with them.

First, they try to make up their own rules.

GOP: You were hit for 45 points of damage
Player: I use my potion of healing
GOP: It doesn't work, this is a preexisting condition #GOPdnd

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17-year-old Lucy from San Francisco recently designed a site called TrumpScratch.com, where users get to punch Trump's face with tiny little kitchen paws. It seemed like a pretty harmless, anti-Trump site (the kittens don't even scratch!) — until she got a letter from the lawyers of certain "well known businessman," The Observer reports

That "internationally known" and "famous" businessman (his lawyers words, not mine) is, of course, Donald Trump. In the letter, Trump's general counsel encourages the teen to cease and desist and shut down the website.  Read more...

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A teen who made a website where kittens punch Trump. So, Trump unleashed his lawyers.

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President Trump is busy this week helping to make sure millions of Americans don't lose their health insuran — -sorry, I mean, shutting down a teenage girl.

17-year-old Lucy from San Francisco recently designed a site called TrumpScratch.com, where users get to punch Trump's face with tiny little kitchen paws. It seemed like a pretty harmless, anti-Trump site (the kittens don't even scratch!) — until she got a letter from the lawyers of certain "well known businessman," The Observer reports

That "internationally known" and "famous" businessman (his lawyers words, not mine) is, of course, Donald Trump. In the letter, Trump's general counsel encourages the teen to cease and desist and shut down the website.  Read more...

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"Great president," he said of Lincoln on Tuesday night. "Most people don't even know he was a Republican. Does anyone know? Lot of people don't know that."

Trump won the presidency as the candidate from the Republican Party, which has long called itself "the party of Lincoln."

"We have to build that up a little bit more," Trump said. "Let's take an ad. Let's use one of those PACs."

Here’s that moment— Trump: "Most people don’t even know" Lincoln was a Republican, says PACs should take out an ad to promote thatpic.twitter.com/Hw9LrWqUFB

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Trump says people don’t know Abraham Lincoln was in the party of Lincoln

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Did you know Abraham Lincoln was a Republican? Donald Trump assumes you don't! 

"Great president," he said of Lincoln on Tuesday night. "Most people don't even know he was a Republican. Does anyone know? Lot of people don't know that."

Trump won the presidency as the candidate from the Republican Party, which has long called itself "the party of Lincoln."

"We have to build that up a little bit more," Trump said. "Let's take an ad. Let's use one of those PACs."

Here’s that moment— Trump: "Most people don’t even know" Lincoln was a Republican, says PACs should take out an ad to promote thatpic.twitter.com/Hw9LrWqUFB

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