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TSA wants passengers to remove all electronics from bags for security checks

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Great news frequent fliers — the already delightful TSA routine of unpacking your bags, taking off your shoes, and organizing a conveyor belt full of bins could soon be getting even more demanding.

The Wall Street Journal reports that the TSA will likely soon require passengers to remove additional items from their bags and place them in a separate bin to be checked, including any electronic device larger than a cellphone.

This means that, in addition to getting your laptops a bin of their…

Bernie Sanders slams Trumpcare in just 3 words

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The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its newest findings on the American Health Care Act and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders was having none of it.

The animation secret behind Jon Stewart’s now dead HBO show

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It’s been said that the insane news cycle killed Jon Stewart’s daily animated news show, but the truth is, the hitch was as much about the animation as it was the news.

“We all thought the project had great potential but there were technical issues in terms of production and distribution that proved too difficult given the quick turnaround and topical nature of the material,” said HBO and Stewart in a statement to Mashable.

Oh great, a super PAC is trying to convince Mark Zuckerberg to run for president

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Mark Zuckerberg insists he’s not running for president. But just like your finely tuned privacy settings, things in Facebook Land are never quite what they seem.

The Lakers just hired Kim Kardashian’s trainer, because LA

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The Los Angeles Lakers are one of the NBA‘s proudest and most storied franchises, but haven’t been relevant in years. Seeking to restore their former glory, the team just made a big hire. The Lakers have turned to …

Another startup just joined the tech exodus from Sean Hannity’s show

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Mattress startup Casper is the latest advertiser to join the mounting boycott over Sean Hannity’s conspiracy-mongering.

The company said in an emailed statement that it had reviewed its ad strategy and taken steps to block its commercials from appearing on the Fox News host’s eponymous primetime show.

The move follows similar measures announced by mattress rival Leesa, Cars.com, and web-connected exercise bike supplier Peloton earlier on Wednesday.

Casper’s TV ads are placed…

The pope and Melania Trump pretty much just fat-shamed Donald

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Donald Trump and his family/advisors met with Pope Francis at the Vatican Wednesday on a stop of the president’s first foreign trip. While plenty of online jokes came from the meeting and photographs with a stone-faced pope, it sounds like the pope and first lady were in on the laughs.

A pool report from a gift exchange between the Trumps and Pope Francis (POTUS received three documents, including Pope Francis’ 2015 climate…

Trump didn’t let Sean Spicer meet the pope even though he really wanted to

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The Trumps and some White House officials met with Pope Francis on Wednesday, but one figure was notably missing: Sean Spicer. And apparently, he’s pretty upset about it.

A source close to the White House told CNN that Spicer not being brought along to the meeting was “a slight,” and that to meet Papa Francesco was “all he wanted.”

Granting the one thing Spicer wanted was, uhh, just not on Trump’s mind we guess.

Special K tries so, so hard to be feminist, fails miserably

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Forget starving yourself. Eating food is 2017′s hottest new feminist fad.

At least according to Special K, whose latest campaign, “Own it,” tries so, so hard to make a bold political statement: that women like to eat.

Good service dog makes it into school yearbook right next to his human

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Service dogs deserve recognition for the great deeds they perform daily. To them, they aren’t even great deeds. They are just … deeds.

Andrew “AJ” Schalk, a 16-year-old junior at Stafford High School in Virginia, certainly wanted to give his service dog, Alpha, the respect that was deserved for someone who has saved his life several times. So he asked his school if they’d be willing to give his dog a spot in the yearbook, and the result is adorable.