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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We Compared Trump's Florida Comments To Every Mass Shooting Speech Obama's Ever Given

Following speculation that he would not publicly address Wednesday's shooting in Florida, Trump delivered public remarks on Thursday morning in which he discussed the federal response to the school shooting. During his speech, Trump attempted to reas…
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3 Huge Problems With Trump’s Florida Shooting Tweet (Like How He Blamed The Classmates)

Shortly after a shooting in a Florida high school that left at least 17 people dead, Donald Trump tweeted his "prayers and condolences" to the families of shooting victims. The next day, however, Trump appeared to blame the Florida shooting on the co…
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Why A Survivor Of The Florida School Shooting Doesn't Want Trump's Condolences

Following a school shooting in Florida on Wednesday that left at least 17 people dead, Donald Trump offered his "prayers and condolences" to the families of shooting victims. But one student who survived slammed Trump for his condolences during the F…
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Ivanka Trump Is Celebrating Valentine’s Day In The Most Family Friendly Way

Before leaving her house on Wednesday, Ivanka Trump kicked off Valentine's Day with her kids, Arabella and Joseph. In the early hours of Wednesday morning, she posted a photo to her Instagram story, and the kids were still in their pajamas as Joseph …
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Stephen Colbert's Melania Trump Valentine's Day Video Is So Painful

Even though The Late Show With Stephen Colbert isn't releasing any new episodes this week, the show still made sure to offer up something entertaining for its fans. In honor of Valentine's Day, Colbert released a White House video valentine, imaginin…
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A Canadian Speed Skater Scored A Bronze Medal — Then She Got Death Threats

On Tuesday, Canadian speed skater Kim Boutin won a bronze medal in the 500-meter short track final. It should have been a happy occasion for Boutin, who was originally in fourth place but was bumped up to third after South Korea’s Choi Min-jeong was …
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You’ll Be Shocked At How Much Olympic Coaches Make, TBH

As athletes from around the world prepare to face PyeongChang's freezing temperatures, they're aiming for victory — not for the money but for their countries and their dedication to their sports. But athletes aren't the only ones invested in Olympic …
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Everything You Need To Know About South Korea’s President & His Fight For Peace

After losing its bids to host the 2010 and 2014 Winter Games, South Korea is welcoming athletes, coaches, politicians, journalists, and spectators from around the world as it launches the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang. For Moon Jae-in, the Sout…
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Jared Fogle Is Convinced His Sentence Is Unfair Because The Judge Is A Mom

In 2015, former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle was sentenced to almost 16 years in prison, and while a federal appeals court upheld this prison sentence in 2016, he is still trying to fight it. In his latest attempt, Fogle claimed the judge was biased …
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You Can Squeeze In The Olympic Opening Ceremony Before You Even Go To Work

On Friday, in a stadium designed to hold roughly 35,000 people, the highly anticipated opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics will kick off the 2018 Winter Games. It starts at 6 a.m. ET, so if you're wondering how long the opening ceremony is, you s…
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This Little Detail About The Winter Olympics Coaches Is Actually Kind Of Sad

After two unsuccessful bids to host the Winter Olympics, South Korea is finally hosting the Games this year. The Winter Olympics promise to be an important event on the world stage, particularly because North Korea is planning to send a delegation. H…
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Why Kim Jong Un's Sister Is Often Called North Korea's Ivanka Trump

In an unprecedented move, a key figure of North Korea's regime will be visiting South Korea this week as part of the North's government delegation to the Winter Olympics. Kim Yo Jong is Kim Jong Un's younger sister, and is therefore considered his cl…
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Yes, There Is A Female Referee In The NFL — She's Just Not Working The Super Bowl

The upcoming showdown between the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles will also mark the 52nd time that there's been no female referee at a Super Bowl. In 2018, there's one woman out there who could have taken that job on, though — Sarah…
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Everything You Need To Know About The Super Bowl's Referee

Last month, the NFL announced that Gene Steratore had been chosen to referee the Super Bowl. Steratore be at the head of a seven-person officiating crew, consisting of top-tier officials who have had at least five years of NFL experience and previous…
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These Women Work For The NFL — But They Were Left Out Of The Super Bowl

Ever since Shannon Eastin became the first woman to referee an NFL football game in 2012, the clock has been ticking for the NFL to appoint more women to officiate games. Sarah Thomas made history when she became the first permanent female referee in…
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How The NFL Is Supposed To Handle Domestic Violence — And Why It’s Being Called Out

In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal and the #MeToo movement, we've seen conversations about sexual violence in numerous domains, including politics, Hollywood, the music industry, and journalism. But with the Super Bowl coming up this weekend…
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What You Need To Know About That Semi-Earth-Shattering Nunes Memo

Despite opposition from top national security officials, the Trump administration publicly released the already-infamous Nunes memo on Friday. The four-page congressional memo, written by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes and his Repu…
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The Nunes Memo Is Finally Here & Here's How You Can Read It

A highly anticipated congressional memo accusing the FBI of abusing its surveillance tools was released on Friday, despite the concerns of top national security officials. Donald Trump approved the release of the memo, with none of its content redact…
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The Dad Of Three Girls Abused By Larry Nassar Just Tried To Attack Him In Court

Randall Margraves has three daughters, all of whom were molested by Larry Nassar. So, on Friday, after two of his daughters provided their victim impact statements against Nassar in a Michigan courtroom, Margraves asked the judge, Janice Cunningham, …
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Police Just Apologized To A Larry Nassar Survivor For Not Believing Her 14 Years Ago

In 2004, then 17-year-old Brianne Randall-Gay reported Larry Nassar — who at the time was a sports medicine doctor at Michigan State University — to a local police department. He had molested her during a medical treatment, she said. The Michigan pol…
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