Cate Carrejo
Enjoying life in the greatest city in the world. Trying to learn everything about everything.

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Obama Photographer Cheekily Unveils "Respect For Women" Series

Through the magic of social media, it's easier than ever to relive the past, which is exactly what Pete Souza is trying to get America to do. The former White House photographer under Barack Obama has...
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The Teen Birth Rate Just Hit A Record Low

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a study Friday announcing that the United States' teenage birth rate hit record lows in 2016. About 20 American girls per every 1,000 between th...
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A Trans Rights Opponent Has Been Hired To Lead Gender Equality Efforts

On Friday, BuzzFeed News reported that the Trump administration announced Bethany Kozma as the new senior adviser for women's empowerment at the U.S. Agency for International Development. Having made ...
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Is The White House Getting Rid Of Its Women & Girls Council?

According to a new report from Politico, the White House could eliminate its Women and Girls Council soon. While the final decision on the council's future hasn't yet been decided, its effectiveness i...
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7 Laws That Punish Women For Having Children

The concept of American womanhood is changing every day, and many young women are choosing not to have children until much later in life, if at all. Women have a lot more options today for how and whe...
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Only 17 Percent Of Americans Think The GOP Health Care Bill Is A Good Idea

New polling data from NPR, PBS, and Marist University released Wednesday revealed a new obstacle in the Obamacare repeal and replace effort: dismal approval ratings. Only 17 percent of Americans appro...
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Ben's Chili Bowl Erases Bill Cosby From Its Black Icons Mural

A landmark restaurant in Washington, D.C. has revealed an update to a mural outside its establishment that features prominent black figures — an update that excludes Bill Cosby. Outside Ben's Chili Bo...
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The White House's Anti-Semitism Office Will Be Empty Beginning Next Month

As of July 1, the U.S. State Department is unofficially abandoning its anti-Semitism office. According to multiple reports, the position of special envoy for monitoring and combating anti-Semitism wit...
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A New TSA Policy Might Make You Remove Your Books From Carry Ons

A new security policy at the airport could make your summer travel a lot more stressful — the TSA may make you remove reading material from your carry on luggage starting soon. The revised security gu...
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Watch This Republican Senator Brilliantly Defend Planned Parenthood

A key Republican senator just broke ranks with one of her party's most contentious platform points, and her statement could have implications for coming legislation. During an interview this Sunday wi...
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The White House Refused To Celebrate Eid

Breaking with more than 20 years of precedent, Donald Trump didn't host a White House Eid celebration on the day that marks the end of a month of fasting. The modern tradition began in 1996, when then...
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This One Pride Sign Urges Allies To Remember All Marginalized Communities

Pride has become a national month of celebration for millions across the country, for both LGBTQ+ people and those who consider themselves allies to the community. For many, Pride is synonymous with p...
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Here's How Much Ferguson Paid Michael Brown's Family For His Death

The amount of the previously undisclosed settlement between the City of Ferguson, Missouri, and the family of a black teenager fatally shot by the police in 2014 has been revealed by the city's attorn...
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Trump's Former Advisors Warn The GOP Health Care Bill Would "Kill People"

Former members of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) spoke to BuzzFeed News Thursday about Senate Republicans' new health care bill. In interviews, those who resigned in protest of ...
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Donald Trump Is Bothered By James Comey And Robert Mueller

The inquiry into potential Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign has become one of the most talked-about political topics of the year, but the administration seems to look at the situ...
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Otto Warmbier's Cause Of Death Might Never Be Known

Otto Warmbier, the 22-year-old former college student imprisoned for over a year in North Korea, died on Monday afternoon, leaving behind a mourning family and some serious questions with potentially ...
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The Funeral For Nabra Hassanen Took Place Today

A massive crowd arrived at at the All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) in Sterling, Virginia on Wednesday for the funeral of Nabra Hassanen, the Muslim teenager brutally murdered in the early hours ...
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Will Travis Kalanick's Resignation Finally Fix Uber?

In the wake of its beleaguered CEO's departure on Tuesday, Uber now has the opportunity for a fresh start. Travis Kalanick's resignation came after numerous female employees described a toxic work cul...
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This Politician Brilliantly Shut Down A Manterrupting Colleague

Women across the world face challenges unique to their cultures, but being interrupted by a man counts as a universal female experience. Which would explain why on Wednesday, when Australian female po...
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19 Children Are Shot Every Day In America

Over the past several years, the gun control debate in the United States has become more and more urgent. There are shootings in schools, malls, and movie theaters all too often. And according to a ne...
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Tweets From Trump's Speech To Congress Say It All

Hard as it still is to believe, Donald Trump is the President of the United States, and Tuesday night marked the first time he fulfilled one of the most important presidential duties — updating Congre...
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Patton Oswalt Tweeted Through Trump's Speech

Comedian and all-around incredible human Patton Oswalt live tweeted Donald Trump's speech before the joint session of Congress Tuesday night, and the results were incredible. Ever the comedian, Oswalt...
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The Electoral College Result Will Be A Nail Biter

Though it seemed like the end of a long journey at the time, Nov. 8 was really just the beginning of the electoral process — and various last-minute efforts to block Donald Trump from the White House ...
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How To Help The Rockettes Boycot Inauguration

The Radio City Rockettes are the latest hallowed American institution that Donald Trump is trying to ruin for the rest of us. The iconic kickliners were announced as part of the upcoming inauguration ...
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7 Questions About The First Amendment Defense Act

Liberal news media organizations employed a lot of catastrophism in their coverage of the 2016 election and the rise of Donald Trump; now they can all say a big "I told you so." The First Amendment De...
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The Nasty Woman Fundraiser Raised Thousands

The third presidential debate in October gave the country one of the biggest memes of the election cycle, but Donald Trump's "nasty woman" comment did a lot more than just make people laugh. Sales of ...
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Cost May Prevent Mass Deportations Under Trump

A San Francisco think tank is fighting back against Donald Trump's pledge to repeal President Obama's immigrant-related executive orders, and it's using the one defense that might actually work agains...
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Here's What Happened With Delta Airlines

Thousands are calling for a major boycott after Delta Airlines' alleged discrimination against an Arabic-speaking passenger this week, an effort aided by the passenger's extensive social media presenc...
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Mobama & Oprah Show How Black Women Will Thrive

The subject of race was a big part of Michelle Obama's last one-on-one interview in the White House, both in content and context. Oprah Winfrey conducted the historic interview with the first lady to ...
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Michelle Obama Gets Honest About Racial Criticism

In a new interview with Oprah Winfrey this week, Michelle Obama talked about the harmful effects of stereotypes during her time as first lady, and reminded the whole world how much it's going to miss ...
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David Friedman Is Experiencing A Major Pushback

On Thursday, Donald Trump appointed David Friedman as ambassador to Israel, but the Manhattan bankruptcy lawyer is already getting vocal pushback from some members of Congress. Two Democratic represen...
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2017 Is Your Time To Shine By Being An Activist

The major news stories of 2016 were a horrific combination of some of the worst issues facing society today — Standing Rock, Aleppo, Brock Turner, Zika, Orlando, and, of course, the never-ending saga ...
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The Senate Has To Confirm David Friedman

Donald Trump's appointment of David Friedman, a bankruptcy lawyer who has expressed strong support for far-right Israeli politics, to the Israeli ambassadorship has thrown new doubt onto the future of...
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5 Details You Still Don't Know About Aleppo

The city of Aleppo has captured the world's attention this week as reports and images of destruction and violence flooded news feeds. This conflict has been raging for years (though it may finally be ...
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The Missing Demographic In Donald Trump's Cabinet

For the first time since Ronald Regan's tenure, the Presidential Cabinet may not have any high-ranking Latinx members. Buzzfeed reported Thursday that Donald Trump has yet to appoint any Latinxs to hi...
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The Trump Appointment No One Is Talking About

Amid all the hype about Donald Trump's presidential appointments, one particularly important one slipped through the cracks of popular attention this week. David M. Friedman, a vocal supporter of far-...
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Rick Perry's Climate Change Quotes Are Just Absurd

The Glow-Up of the Year Award for 2016 officially goes to former Texas governor Rick Perry, who went from his second failed presidential campaign to Dancing with the Stars to being the new secretary o...
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Why You Should Care About Aleppo

The human rights crisis in Syria has reached a peak, as the city of Aleppo was besieged by renewed attempts at recapture by the Syrian army on Tuesday. Videos of tearful Syrians posting final goodbye ...
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Yahoo Announces New Data Breaches

Embroiled tech company and email giant Yahoo announced new data breaches on one billion accounts late Wednesday. The user information was stolen in 2013, and may have included names, email addresses, ...
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Cuisinart Has Recalled 8 Million Food Processors

The home appliance company Cuisinart has recalled several food processor models — from the past 20 years — after consumers reported suffering lacerations and even broken teeth from pieces of the machi...
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