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Let's Play Ball! Share Your Sports-Inspired Poems

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How Internet Trolls And Online Extremists Are 'Hijacking' American Politics

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Disney+ Brings A Catalog Of Old And New Gems To Streaming

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Filmmaker Judd Apatow describes his mentor, the comedian Garry Shandling (above), as a perfectionist: "He just could not just be chill and make it easy on himself. He wanted everything to be amazing." Bonnie Schiffman/HBO hide caption

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After Comic Garry Shandling's Death, Judd Apatow Found Zen In His Diaries

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Chef Angie Mar, who has received rave reviews for her New York chophouse Beatrice Inn, has been called a "badass" by the press. While some women have no problem with the word and use it in an entirely complimentary context, many others dislike its bro-culture connotation. Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images hide caption

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Lindy West: 'The Witches Are Coming' — And They Are Rightfully Angry

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In an interview with NPR about her new book, former Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley said she made an effort to avoid "toxic" and "trashy" Washington — and that she'll campaign for President Trump in 2020. Above, she poses for a portrait at NPR studios in New York City on Nov. 8. Amr Alfiky for NPR hide caption

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Former U.N. Ambassador Haley: Trump Actions 'Not A Good Practice' But Not Impeachable

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Former Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley's repeated pledges of allegiance to Trump in her new memoir, With All Due Respect, may surprise those who thought Haley had left the administration halfway through her term as some sort of protest. Here, Haley is seen at NPR's offices in New York City. Amr Alfiky/NPR hide caption

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London's 'Mudlark' Pulls Treasure From The Thames

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