Clarissa-Jan Lim
Clarissa-Jan is Bustle's associate news editor. She likes food, politics, mezcal, music, and cackling.

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Twitter Caught A HUGE Mistake In Donald & Melania Trump's Pearl Harbor Tweets

Social media was flooded with tweets about Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day on Thursday, Dec. 7, honoring the thousands of American lives that were lost when the Japanese attacked a U.S. naval base in Hawaii. Among those who tweeted about Pearl Harbor wa…
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A New Mexico Sheriff Says Several Students Were Killed After A School Shooting

On Thursday morning, the sheriff's office in northern New Mexico responded to a shooting at Aztec High School. The Associated Press reported that San Juan County Sheriff Ken Christesen said three people were dead. New Mexico State Police confirmed on…
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This Is The Absolute Wrong Response To 'TIME's "Silence Breakers"

TIME magazine chose "The Silence Breakers" as its 2017 Person of the Year, a decision lauded by many people as an important recognition of the #MeToo movement and how rapidly the culture is changing. But amid the praise for those who have gone public…
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Here's What You Can Do To Support The "Silence Breakers" In Your Own Life

TIME magazine unveiled its Person of the Year award on Wednesday with a striking feature of the people behind the #MeToo movement. From Hollywood stars to media figures, hotel employees to lobbyists, TIME honored "the silence breakers" behind this bu…
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What It Means To Be A "Silence Breaker" In This #MeToo Moment

On Wednesday morning, TIME magazine announced "The Silence Breakers" as its 2017 Person of the Year to plenty of praise on social media. The magazine outlined the people at forefront of the #MeToo movement: celebrities, lobbyists, and journalists, as…
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These Tweets About Russia’s Olympic Ban Are Too Harsh To Handle

On Tuesday, the International Olympic Committee announced that, as punishment for its systematic doping program, Russia is banned from the 2018 Winter Olympics. Twitter responded to the announcement with a mix of shock over the severity of the punish…
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What Vi Lyles Wants You To Know About Being Charlotte’s First Black Woman Mayor

Among a dazzling field of victories in Democrats' historic sweep in the 2017 elections, the mayor's race in Charlotte, North Carolina stands out as one of the brightest spots. Not two hours after the polls closed on Nov. 7, the Republican candidate c…
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The Senate Voted To Pass The Massive GOP Tax Bill While You Were Sleeping

At around 2 a.m. ET on Saturday, the Senate voted to pass the sweeping GOP tax bill in a hasty process that has been roundly criticized by Democrats and the public alike. Changes to the 479-page legislation were haphazardly made until nearly the very…
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Here's What Michael Flynn Had To Say About His Guilty Plea

On Friday morning, President Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, arrived at a federal court in Washington, D.C. at 10:30 a.m. ET for his plea hearing in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation. In a statement about …
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A Radio Host Says Sen. Al Franken Sexually Assaulted Her & There's A Shocking Photo

In an article on Thursday morning, 790 KABC news anchor Leeann Tweeden alleged that Sen. Al Franken kissed and groped her without her consent when the two of them were abroad on a USO tour in Afghanistan in 2006. Tweeden claimed that Franken kissed h…
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These Are The LGBTQ Victories From The 2017 Election That Will Go Down In History

There were plenty of reasons progressives were so overjoyed by the results in Tuesday night's elections. Dozens of Democrats — many of them political newcomers — unseated Republican incumbents in a wave of victories that surprised even those whose ho…
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Every Single "First" From The Magical 2017 Election Night

Ayala One year after a shocking presidential election result, Americans headed to the polling stations again on Nov. 7, 2017, this time to vote in crucial local elections. As the clock ticked towards midnight, the results came in with a resounding De…
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Ivanka Trump Needed 21 Staffers To Arrange A Movie Screening (& 150 Emails)

In March, Ivanka Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos attended an event at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum aimed at encouraging young girls' interest in STEM. According to documents from the Education Department, that hour-and-a-half-long e…
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Trump Says He Remembers Sgt. La David Johnson's Name Because He Has "One Of The Greatest Memories"

President Trump refuted Sgt. La David Johnson's widow's account of his condolence call once again on Wednesday. Speaking to reporters in the afternoon, Trump defended himself against the gold star widow's claims that he did not know her husband's nam…
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An Actress Claimed George H. W. Bush Groped Her & This Is How He Apologized

the In an Instagram post early on Tuesday, actress Heather Lind alleged that President George H. W. Bush groped her during a photo-op in 2014. Lind wrote in her now-deleted post that Bush Sr. "touched me from behind from his wheelchair with his wife …
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The GOP Launched An Investigation Into A 7-Year-Old Uranium Deal Between Hillary Clinton & Russia

On Tuesday, House Intelligence Committee chair Devin Nunes announced a new investigation into Hillary Clinton's involvement in a Russian uranium deal under the Obama administration in 2010. "This is just the beginning of this probe," Nunes said in a …
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India's New Supreme Court Ruling Will Protect Millions Of Child Brides From Rape

India's Supreme Court handed down an order on Wednesday that women's rights advocates have hailed as a victory. Its highest court ruled that sex with a child bride in India is rape, a landmark decision canceling out the nation's disparate statutory l…
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How You Can Protest Trump's Birth Control Order Right Now

On Friday, the Trump administration announced that it would roll back the Obamacare birth control mandate that required corporations to provide birth control coverage for employees. As organizations prepare to launch legal challenges against Trump's …
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2 Lawmakers Think Stealthing Is Rape & They're Demanding Congress Act Now

Back in April, Yale Law School graduate Alexandra Brodsky published a paper about a form of sexual assault known as "stealthing," the nonconsensual removal or intentional damage of a condom during sex. It sparked a national discussion about the pract…
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A Cholera Outbreak Could Strike Puerto Rico Anytime Now & Trump Crows, "Amazing Job"

President Trump appears to be getting into a Saturday morning routine that, while perhaps cathartic for his most irresponsible impulses, has become exhausting and divisive for the rest of the country. In a series of tweets this particular Saturday, T…
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