Madhuri Sathish
News & politics writer. Californian expat and Northwestern alumna living in Paris. Dedicated to social justice, Harry Potter, and learning as much about the world as possible.

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Trump Suggested A Way To Wipe Out Terrorism & It’s Based On A Myth

Shortly after a large vehicle collided with pedestrians on Barcelona's Las Ramblas, Donald Trump suggested via Twitter that his followers "study what General Pershing of the United States did to terro...
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A Van Has Rammed Into Pedestrians In A Popular Barcelona Tourist Area — REPORT

According to news reports on Thursday, a large vehicle hit pedestrians in Las Ramblas, Barcelona, a popular tourist district in the Spanish city. El Nacional reported that up to 20 people have been in...
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11 Questions You Had About Hope Hicks, Answered

The White House announced on Wednesday that Hope Hicks, one of Donald Trump's longtime aides, would serve as the interim White House communications director until a more permanent replacement is found...
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Trump Really, Really Doesn't Want To Fire Steve Bannon — REPORT

For months, Steve Bannon's job has been hanging in the balance. Although Bannon is Donald Trump's chief strategist, he has long been at odds with Trump's national security adviser, Lieutenant General ...
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Trump Didn't Denounce White Supremacists, So This Female Republican Stepped Up

On Wednesday, Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel appeared on ABC's Good Morning America to condemn right-wing extremists. The RNC leader said that neo-Nazis and white supre...
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This Is The Shocking Number Of Confederate Statues Still Standing In America

After white supremacists and Neo-Nazis gathered in Charlottesville, Virginia to defend a statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee, state and city leaders all over the country have started calling f...
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This Is Who Left Trump's Councils, And Who Stayed Until The Bitter End

On Wednesday, Donald Trump announced that he would be disbanding both of his major business advisory councils — the Strategic & Policy Forum and the Manufacturing Jobs Initiative — following numerous ...
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Heather Heyer's Dad Breaks Down Speaking About His Daughter Who "Wanted To Put Down Hate"

Heather Heyer died as she lived: fighting against injustice and advocating for marginalized people. On Saturday, Heyer joined a protest against white nationalists and neo-Nazis who had gathered in Cha...
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Trump Is Sending Jared Kushner To The Middle East To Solve The Israeli-Palestinian Crisis

A senior White House official announced on Friday that Donald Trump will send Jared Kushner to the Middle East in order to restart Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. Kushner — who is the White House sen...
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More LGBTQ Americans Have Been Killed In 2017 Than All Of Last Year — REPORT

As of this month, 33 LGBTQ people have been killed in homicides related to hate violence in 2017, according to the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs. By comparison, there were 28 similar ho...
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Hillary Clinton Is Interested In Becoming A Preacher — REPORT

Religion has always been important to Hillary Clinton, but in the months since her election loss, she reportedly has been more open about just how significant a role it plays in her life. In fact, acc...
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A Migrant Rescue Boat Responded To An Anti-Refugee Ship's Distress Call Right Away

A few weeks ago, a far-right group of millennials from Europe and North America decided to set sail on the Mediterranean. These so-called Identitarian activists rented a ship under the "Defend Europe"...
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This U.S. Diplomat Has Been Quietly Talking To North Korea Despite Trump's Threats

After threatening North Korea with "fire and fury" earlier this week, Donald Trump has since escalated his threats, most recently warning the isolated country that American military solutions were "lo...
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Trump's "Locked & Loaded" Threat To North Korea Has Left Twitter Panicking

Since President Trump threatened North Korea with "fire and fury" earlier this week, Washington and Pyongyang have both rapidly escalated their threats against one another. Trump's increasingly aggres...
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These Are Your Actual Odds Of Surviving A Nuclear Attack

As communications between North Korea and the United States grow more tense, the threat of a possible nuclear attack from Pyongyang is starting to seem more likely. Toward the end of July, North Korea...
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Trump Threatens North Korea To "Get Their Act Together" & Intensifies Fear Of A Nuclear War

After threatening the hermit kingdom with "fire and fury" earlier this week, Trump warned North Korea to "get their act together" on Thursday from his golf property in Bedminster, New Jersey. Accordi...
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Here’s What You Can Do To Make Sure Trump Doesn’t Start A War With North Korea

In light of North Korea's intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) testing and President Donald Trump's "fire and fury" threat against the isolated country, you might be wondering how to make your vo...
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'The Daily Show' Brutally Tears Apart Ivanka For Using Feminism To Make Herself Rich

On Wednesday night, The Daily Show's Michelle Wolf slammed Ivanka Trump's feminism — or rather, fake feminism — by picking apart her policy proposals, concluding that most women (that is, women who ar...
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The U.S. Shouldn't Underestimate How Far North Korea Missiles Can Travel

At the end of July, North Korea tested an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that was airborne for roughly 45 minutes before landing in the Sea of Japan. CNN reported that the missile traversed...
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You Won’t Know About A Nuclear Attack Until It’s Already On The Way

In response to North Korea's apparent escalation of its missile and nuclear program, Donald Trump issued a fairly unprecedented ultimatum. He warned North Korea on Tuesday to refrain from making any m...
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Carly Fiorina Isn't A Fan Of Edward Snowden

On Monday, The New York Times reported that President-elect Donald Trump had met with Carly Fiorina to discuss foreign policy, national security, and the Director of National Intelligence position. Th...
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Fiorina May Have A Role In Trump's Administration

The New York Times reported Monday that President-elect Donald Trump spoke to Carly Fiorina about the Director of National Intelligence position, citing a senior Trump transition team member. Accordin...
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The KKK Claims They Aren't White Supremacists

Members of the Ku Klux Klan have claimed in recent weeks that Donald Trump's election serves as proof that white people are taking back America. Despite this, and claims that America was founded for a...
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These Are Some Of The Oakland Fire Victims

On Friday night, a huge fire swept through the Oakland Ghost Ship warehouse during an electronic dance concert. The fire spread quickly through the two-story warehouse, trapping dozens of people. ABC ...
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How To Keep Fighting For Standing Rock

On Sunday, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers declined to grant an easement for the Dakota Access Pipeline to cross under a Missouri River reservoir in North Dakota, marking an important victory for the...
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Standing Rock Water Protectors Don't Plan To Leave

In a recent letter to Dave Archambault, the Standing Rock Sioux's tribal chairman, was informed that the land north of the Cannonball River would be closed off to public use. Citing winter's approach ...
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Japan Unveils Ice Rink Filled With Dead Fish

After a considerable social media backlash, Japanese theme park Space World was forced to close its ice rink Sunday after freezing 5,000 fish, crabs, and other sea creatures into the ice. The ice rink...
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Kellyanne Conway Calls Reporting On Her Sexist

Early Monday, MSNBC reported that President-elect Donald Trump was furious about Kellyanne Conway's comments regarding the possibility of Mitt Romney being appointed to his cabinet. Conway said on Sun...
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Donate To The Fight Against Dakota Access Pipeline

Winter has hit Standing Rock, North Dakota, where the Standing Rock Sioux and their allies have been camping out for months to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline. As the fight against the pipeline con...
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Trump's First Day In Office Puts A Lot On The Line

During his extensive campaign, Donald Trump made a lot of different promises, many that hinged on racism, Islamophobia, and anti-immigrant sentiment. In his first 100 days, the president-elect has ple...
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How Likely Is A Donald Trump Coup?

Back in July, an op-ed in the Los Angeles Times speculated that a coup would not be impossible in the U.S. if Donald Trump were to win the election. The column came on the heels of a failed coup attem...
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Trump Allegedly Thanked Alex Jones For His Help

Back in December, less than halfway into his campaign, Donald Trump gave an interview to Alex Jones, the radio host and operator of Infowars.com. Jones is frequently described as a conspiracy theorist...
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Dave Chappelle Lays Down Ground Rules For Trump

Shortly before the election, comedian Dave Chappelle appeared to defend Donald Trump from allegations of sexual assault in a stand-up set, going so far as to compliment the then-Republican nominee's "...
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What I Learned About Myself & America In 2016

I wasn't a U.S. citizen until last spring. I cast my first-ever vote during this year's primaries for Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. There was nothing momentous about it, though I thought there would be...
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What The Dakota Access Pipeline Reminds Us

The election is less than a day away. Finally, more than 500 days after Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton announced that they would be running for president, we are close to knowing who the president-e...
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If Kids Could Vote, They Would Pick Clinton

The election is just one day away, and the latest polls from The New York Times, NBC News, Bloomberg, et al have shown increasingly tight margins between Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republi...
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Lisa Bloom Is Representing A New Client

One day after the anonymous California woman known only as "Jane Doe" dismissed her lawsuit against Donald Trump and Jeffrey Epstein, a health food business entrepreneur named Lisa Boyne spoke out on ...
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This Teacher's Social Experiment Is Amazing

While the current Congress is one of the most diverse, it is still 80 percent white and 80 percent male, The Washington Post reported last year. This, coupled with the fact that men in Congress are st...
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Megyn Kelly & Ivanka Trump Don't Fit The Molds

On Tuesday, Megyn Kelly and Ivanka Trump had a conversation about paid maternal leave and childcare. It wasn't particularly unusual in the context of the presidential election; after all, Trump has pl...
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Burke Ramsey Doesn't Think JonBenet Was Abused

The case of JonBenét Ramsey is currently receiving a significant amount of attention — even 20 years after the fact. The 20th anniversary of the child beauty queen's murder is this December, and in an...
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