George R.R. Martin Finally Clears Up His Plans for Game Of Thrones’ Ending

The Game of Thrones finale finally came around to shake the world on Sunday. As fans found themselves bittersweet, angered, and sometimes actually pleased; you might say the show found a little bit of controversy with how it all wrapped up. That being said, George R.R. Martin finally stepped forward to offer his thoughts and clarifications on what Game Of Thrones fans can hope for with the ending in the books.  If you’re hungry for more Game of Thrones content, please go relive that epic water bottle fail in the Game of Thrones finale on Sunday. Absolutely gold. Maybe a metaphor…

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The Theresa May story

Theresa May to resign as prime minister Ministerial resignations and parliamentary rebellions that would have spelled the end for a prime minister in normal times seemed to bounce off her. She ploughed on, seemingly oblivious to the chaos around her, telling MPs “nothing has changed” and promising to deliver on the “will” of British people, even as her power over Parliament and control of her warring party drained away to nothing. It might have been different had she managed to win the 2017 general election. Image copyright Theresa May Image caption Theresa May married her husband Philip in 1980 Date…

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The 2020 Democrats as ‘Game of Thrones’ characters

(CNN)(THE NIGHT IS DARK AND FULL OF SPOILERS — proceed with caution) Even with the slew of recent deaths on the show — RIP, Jorah Mormont — there are still a massive cast of characters to wrestle with as we move toward the end game. What else, you ask, has lots of characters and drama with an uncertain ending? (Amazing segue, right???) Why, the 2020 Democratic presidential primary campaign, of course! With 21 official candidates all seeking the Iron Thro — er, Democratic nomination — it’s sometimes hard to keep track of who’s who. (Sidebar: 60% of the time my…

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How the Trump administration won a major policy shift from the Chinese on fentanyl

Washington (CNN)Officials from the Office of National Drug Control Policy were preparing a briefing for President Donald Trump late last year ahead of his meeting with the Chinese President at the G20 summit when they decided they needed a visual aid to drive home their point. The move, which came as the two countries grappled in an escalating trade war, was the product of months of lobbying by the Trump administration after a turn towards a harder line on the topic in 2017, multiple officials involved in the process told CNN. Over the next year and a half, negotiators chipped…

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Obama advises men to avoid toxic masculine behavior

Mayor Pete Buttigieg, one charming guy.Image: Allison Zaucha for The Washington Post via Getty Images Pete Buttigieg has a certain familiarity to him. The South Bend mayor doesn’t come across as just another politician. He doesn’t pretentiously talk down to Americans. He doesn’t maintain a rigid air of professionalism or keep his personal life and his interests to himself. Buttigieg instead makes every effort to be incredibly transparent, personable, and down-to-earth. He is, quite frankly, an exceptionally charming guy. In the past few weeks, as he’s gained popularity in his bid for the presidency in 2020, he’s reminded many people…

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A Deep Dive Into The New Generation Of Celebrity Kid Influencers

Luckily for us, these relics of yesteryear found equally beautiful partners to procreate with, and the result is a master race of celebrity children, who have collectively decided it’s time to become famous. Since you already know I’m going to leave her off the list, but these are the cool kids she’d hang out with at school if she, you know, ever went to school. So let me introduce you to the genetically-blessed celebrity kid influencers that you really ought to know, the ones that shine so bright they’re destined to become “self-made” billionaires. : The most iconic model of…

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The Internet Made Dumbledore Gay

Just imagine the fanfiction now. It’s the kind of thing people write on social media after a tense scene between two heavily “shipped” characters, or when fan-favorite actors get cozy off set. It’s also what Potterverse creator J.K. Rowling said to a shocked Carnegie Hall in 2007, moments after she revealed that she’d “always thought of” Albus Dumbledore, high wizard of Hogwarts, as gay. Slashfic indeed followed. That day, Rowling’s announcement was mostly met with applause. These days, Rowling’s social-justice-flavored extratextual canonical embellishments—not only about Dumbledore’s sexuality, which she elaborated on over the weekend, but also about Hermione’s race, Harry’s…

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30 Ex-Convicts Reminisce On What They Miss Most About Prison

Prison sucks — but according to Ask Reddit, there are some things you’ll miss once you’re out. 1. Free education and learning facilities. 2. A very structured day schedule. I tried to keep it after jail but it didn’t last long before I fell back into my chaotic life of having nothing structured or planned. 3. I liked that I felt secure. I wasn’t gonna starve. I wasn’t gonna freeze or die of exposure. I liked that I had nothing to worry about. But it wasn’t worth owning nothing and having nothing. It was boring as fuck. 4. Pinochle. Endless…

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Scribd has more than 1M paying subscribers

Subscription e-book and audiobook service Scribd says it’s grown to more than 1 million subscribers. It still has a long way to go before reaching the heights of Netflix (nearly 150 million subscribers) or Spotify (87 million paying subscribers), but the announcement should help put any lingering doubts to rest around whether there’s a sizable audience willing to pay an $8.99 subscription fee for books. The company also says it’s been profitable since early in 2017, and that it’s currently bringing in $100 million in annual recurring revenue. Scribd started as a document-sharing service before moving into the subscription e-book…

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