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 Just Canceled The North Korea Summit & Gave Kim Jong Un A Piece Of His Mind

On Thursday, after months of anticipation, Donald Trump canceled the North Korea summit. The summit was slated to take place in Singapore next month, but Trump issued a statement canceling it in response to what he described as Kim Jong Un's "tremend…
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Trump Suggests NFL Players Who Don't Stand For The Anthem Shouldn't Even Be In The Country

On Wednesday, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced that the league had a new policy that will require players and league personnel to stand during the anthem if they are on the field. The move is being applauded by the league's more conservative …
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A Rape Survivor Was Awarded A Settlement That Might Be The Largest Ever In U.S. History

When Hope Cheston was 14 years old, a security guard from a nearby apartment complex raped her on a picnic table. Six years later, Cheston is finally getting justice. She filed a civil lawsuit against the security company that employed her rapist, an…
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The NFL Just Announced A New National Anthem Policy For Players & It’s Already Divisive

On Wednesday, NFL owners approved a new national anthem policy that aims to give individual teams the ability to decide on their own national anthem-related rules. In a statement issued by Commissioner Roger Goodell, the NFL's new national anthem pol…
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This Throwback Obama Wedding Photo Will Make You Lose All Your Chill

Michelle and Barack Obama have been married for more than 25 years, but they're "still having fun," according to a throwback wedding photo Michelle Obama posted on her Instagram account on Wednesday. The photo, which was taken at the Obamas' wedding …
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Betsty DeVos Was Accused Of Resegregating Schools — And She Didn't Deny It

On Tuesday, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos testified before congressional lawmakers for the fifth time since assuming her office. And at one point during the testimony, one congresswoman told DeVos that her expansion of school choice programs was "r…
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This Lesbian Latina Woman Is Making History With Her Run For Texas Governor

It was a historic moment. During Tuesday's Democratic primary runoff election in Texas, governor candidate Lupe Valdez became the first Latina, openly gay candidate to win a major-party gubernatorial nomination in the state. "I am constantly hearing…
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Princess Charlotte Waved So Enthusiastically At The Royal Wedding & The Entire Crowd Melted

On Saturday, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle got married in a highly anticipated royal wedding that drew thousands of spectators to Windsor Castle. They exchanged their vows in a ceremony attended by everyone from Serena Williams to the Queen, and the…
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The "Long Walk" To The Royal Wedding Is Actually More Than 2 Miles Long

By 6 a.m. local time on Saturday, the tree-lined pathway leading to Windsor Castle was already filled with people eager to catch a glimpse of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. This pathway is known as the Long Walk, and it is definitely long — it spans…
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The First Look At The Royal Flowers Is SO Beautiful & They Honor Princess Diana In A Sweet Way

From the moment they were first engaged, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have found creative ways to honor his mother Diana, Princess of Wales. Princess Diana died more than 20 years ago in August 1997, but Harry and Markle are not letting her legacy …
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Gina Haspel Was Just Confirmed As The First Female CIA Director Despite Torture Complaints

After two crucial Democratic senators announced that they would vote in favor of Trump's nominee for CIA director, Gina Haspel, the Senate Intelligence Committee voted on Wednesday to advance her nomination. On Thursday, the full Senate voted to conf…
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Trump Apparently Faked A Phone Call At An 'SNL' Table Read (And It Wasn't A Joke)

In November 2015, a full year before he won the presidential election, Donald Trump hosted an episode of Saturday Night Live. Two and a half years later, SNL's Pete Davidson shed some light on Trump's "weird" behavior leading up to the show. Davidson…
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Starbucks Is Facing New Racism Allegations For What Was Written On A Coffee Cup

Starbucks has faced multiple allegations of racism following two back-to-back incidents in Philadelphia and Torrance, California, last month, leading the company to announce the closure of 8,000 stores for a racial bias training. The store closure is…
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Trump Thinks This Theory About The Russia Investigation Is “Bigger Than Watergate!”

Back in August, Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson alleged before the Senate Judiciary Committee that the FBI had placed an informant inside Donald Trump's campaign in 2016. Now, both Trump and Rudy Giuliani — the president's newly appointed lawyer …
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Stephen Colbert Wished Robert Mueller's Russia Investigation A Very Happy 1st Birthday

It has been one year since Special Counsel Robert Mueller was put in charge of investigating the Trump campaign's possible ties to Russia, and Stephen Colbert commemorated the occasion Wednesday night with a rather unorthodox birthday wish. Colbert w…
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The Women Who Survived Larry Nassar’s Abuse Will Get Millions From His Ex-Employer

Over the course of the past year, Larry Nassar — who was once the national team doctor for USA Gymnastics as well as a physician at Michigan State University — has received multiple prison sentences on charges of child pornography and sexual assault.…
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Donald Trump Jr.'s Testimony About The Infamous Russia Meeting Has Been Released

On Wednesday morning, the Senate Judiciary Committee released new inside accounts and transcripts from the June 2016 meeting between between top Trump aides and Russian emissaries. At the meeting, which took place in Donald Trump Jr.'s offices, Russi…
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Trump Awkwardly Complimented An Officer's Family During A Tribute To Fallen Police

During the 37th Annual National Peace Officers' Memorial on Tuesday, Donald Trump paid tribute to fallen law enforcement officers and those they had left behind. He pledged the country's support to families who had lost their loved ones, and lauded t…
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This Is What North Korea Might Want From The U.S. In Return For Giving Up Nukes

In the early hours of Thursday morning, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo returned from a brief trip to North Korea with three American citizens who had been detained there. Kim Jong Un's decision to free the prisoners has been perceived as a diplomatic…
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Samantha Bee Slams All The Men Who Want To Make A Comeback After #MeToo — VIDEO

Just days after New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman resigned from his post on the basis of four allegations of abuse and sexual misconduct, Full Frontal host Samantha Bee talked about #MeToo and condemned the men who have been trying to make …
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