This Child Pornography Bill Could Put Teens in Prison for Sexting

A new bill regarding child pornography was passed last week that, though it may have been written with good intentions, could have unintended consequences for teens caught sexting. The bill, called the Protecting Against Child Exploitation Act of 2017 and proposed by Louisiana Rep. Mike Johnson, see
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In Trump rebuke, Bloomberg pledges $15 million for Paris climate agreement

EmbedShare President Donald Trump says the United States will immediately cease all implementation of Paris climate change accord standards. (June 1) APMichael Bloomberg leaves the Elysee Palace after a meeting with French president Emmanuel Macron and Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo in Paris on F
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The New Bachelorette Season Is WILDLY Different When It Comes to Diversity

Past seasons of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette have not exactly been wins for diversity (or, let's face it — for love either). Though a select few of the contestants on the show have come from diverse backgrounds, past seasons have overwhelmingly focused on helping white men and women find
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Toxic shock syndrome, infections: What if I leave a tampon in for too long?

EmbedShare If you have ever forgotten to take your tampon out, or maybe even lost is, then you want to be extremely careful and pay attention to your body. USA TODAYTampons.(Photo: Loic Venance, AFP/Getty Images)Have you ever panicked and thought you might have left a tampon in? Or even lost
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How ‘Wonder Woman’ slyly comments on the politics of Hollywood

FOR ALL the wide, high-octane spectacle in the new “Wonder Woman,” perhaps the film’s most special effect involves one central trick: turning the tables on viewer expectations.Director Patty Jenkins and screenwriter Allan Heinberg take this opportunity to comment on the politics of Hollywood,
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Skip the first episode of ‘I’m Dying Up Here’ and wait until it gets its act together

Showtime’s “I’m Dying Up Here” is a fictional drama about the Sunset Strip stand-up comedy scene in 1973, and it’s full of revelations that it (wrongly) assumes to be fresh news to a cable audience in 2017 — first and foremost that comedians are often a deeply, emotionally insecure bunch
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From the creator of ‘Foyle’s War,’ a delightful homage to Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie has remained a towering figure in the mystery genre, even as her specific style has moved into various genteel retirement communities – the cozy, the historical, the pastiche. “Magpie Murders,” the British author Anthony Horowitz’s sleek, fun, cunning new novel, is a complex
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How the world’s cartoonists are skewering Trump’s Paris climate accord pullout

WELL, Mother Nature, we’ll always have Paris.Or, in President Trump’s words, “Pittsburgh.”Many people tried to keep this long relationship together, from world leaders to business leaders. Even the offspring got involved, as Ivanka Trump — hoping Dad might think of how the divorce might hu
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The French, improving American taste for more than 200 years

Among the legendary excesses of America’s Gilded Age was a costume ball given in 1883, by Alva Vanderbilt, who hoped an ostentatious display of hospitality would help her family nudge its way into the upper reaches of New York’s social elite. The party was said to cost (in today’s currency) al
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Where to get your art fix this summer

Summer art means adventure for me and my siblings. It meant early evening drives on unfamiliar New England roads — in a 1970s Volkswagen minibus, no less — as our theater professor father sought out a different summer stock theater near our weekly rental home. It was an annual quest, and one tha
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