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McDonald’s Is Making the One Big Menu Change That Could Save It

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“A Public Menace”

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How the Fight to Ban The Birth of a Nation Shaped American History

Why Democrats Can’t Be Counted On to Launch a Serious Fight Against Income Inequality

How Justin Bieber’s Roast, and Master Plan for Redemption, Backfired

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