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Lilly Singh Makes Television History With Late Night Show Debut

only openly queer woman of color to host a late-night show on a major network. “A Little Late With Lilly Singh” took over the 1:35 a.m. slot on NBC, which “Last Call With Carson Daly” held for 17 years. But, in honor of her roots, Singh debuted her first episode at 10 p.m. Monday on YouTube. came out as bisexual earlier this year. She rose to fame under the name “Superwoman” on her She joins a short list of women who have hosted late night shows on major networks.  “A…

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The Amazon rainforest is on fireand people are using memes to cope

Tens of thousands of fires have been ravaging the Amazon Rainforest for three weeks nowand,in an apparent effort to cope, redditors are creatingmemes. The Amazon rainforest is burning at a record rate, according to the National Institute for Space Research (INPE), which has been tracking Brazils fires since 2013. This is bad news for the fight against climate change, as the Amazon alone produces 20% of the worlds oxygen and is said to slow down global warming. Many are pointing the blame at far-right Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, whohas decreased…

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Purdue Pharma has filed for bankruptcy as part of a plan to settle opioid lawsuits. Here’s what we know

(CNN)Purdue Pharma, the maker of the painkiller OxyContin, said it has filed for bankruptcy as part of a plan to settle lawsuits accusing the company of fueling the opioid crisis. Who will get the settlement money? The Sackler family had been in talks for weeks to settle the cases. Purdue estimates that when the bankruptcy process is complete, it will provide more than $10 billion to address the opioid crisis, the company said in a statement. Specifically, that will include settlements with 24 state attorneys general, five US territories and…

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People Are Posting Rescue Dog Stories In Response To This Viral Post About An Abandoned Dog (30 Stories)

Sometimes it takes just a single person to reveal how many good deeds the people around us have done. One person just like that is Megan Burris whose story about Walter the rescue dog went viral in a flash, and inspired others to share their own tales of rescuing dogs from shelters. To brighten up your week and to bring a smile to your face, here are the very best responses to Megan asking others to share their own rescue dog stories. So scroll down, upvote your favorites, and write…

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Gender inequality is one of the most persistent evils of our times

(CNN)It’s been almost two years since millions of women across the world used the simple, yet powerful, hashtag #MeToo. During this time, women have exposed, in various ways, the everyday nature of gender-based violence, harassment and discrimination. Drawing from the origins of the term Me Too, the movement has also drawn attention to other forms of structural inequality, involving race and class, and the persistence of multiple discrimination. As for my own country, Iceland, #MeToo has been characterized by organized groups of women who shared their stories of violence and…

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Man Sees Picture Of Himself At Anti-Vaxx Vigil For The Dead, Makes Fun Of It On Twitter

Anti-vaxx vs. pro-vaccine clashes are definitely raging in the USA, especially after a recent California law being passed. Just this week, California’s governor signed a pro-vaccine bill that would focus on medical exemptions that were previously used by many anti-vaxx parents to avoid having their children vaccinated. During the hearings as well as after the bill was passed, anti-vaxx groups launched multiple protests to challenge the bill, including a candlelight vigil for children who were allegedly harmed or killed by vaccines that were administered against their parents’ wishes. One woman…

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The Shirk Report Volume 538

Welcome to the Shirk Report where you will find 20 funny images, 10 interesting articles and 5 entertaining videos from the last 7 days of sifting. Most images found on Reddit; articles from Digg, Kottke, Facebook, Twitter, and email; videos come from everywhere. Any suggestions? Send a note to submit@twistedsifter.com 20 IMAGES – Friday! – Morning coffee – Me overcooking for the two guests we’re having over tonight – Hi Phteven – Now that you mention it – It’s the ciiiiiiircle of life – The polite lane changer – The…

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Tent Courtrooms Open To Process Migrants Waiting In Mexico

The court in Laredo opened with a judge who appeared by videoconference. Critics have denounced the proceedings because they are closed to the public and difficult for attorneys to access to provide legal representation. The immigrants are part of a Trump administration policy officially called the Migrant Protection Protocols, but often known as the “Remain in Mexico” program. They spoke by video with the judge in San Antonio, where observers who wanted to watch the hearings had to go. “I’m not under any condition to demand anything,” he said through…

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Forbes receiving backlash for including only 1 woman on its top 100 innovators list

Forbes published its list of the 100 most innovative leaders in America. The publication is receiving backlash for including just one woman, Ross Stores CEO Barbara Rentler. Rentler ranked 75 on the list, and her name was published without a photounlike 91 men featured on the list. Some claimed the avatar, which stood as a placeholder forRentlers photo, was of a manssilhouette. Whenthe Daily Dot looked into it on Sunday, the avatar was of a womanssilhouette. Not even a *photo* of Barbara Rentler, the only woman on Forbes list of…

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