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Taylor Swift cancels Melbourne Cup performance after animal rights activists protested

Taylor Swift cancels Melbourne Cup performance after animal rights activists protested

Taylor Swift has canceled a scheduled performance at Australia’s Melbourne Cup, after animal rights activists campaigned against her appearance at the horse racing event. The Victoria Racing Club, which hosts the Melbourne Cup, announced earlier in September that Swift would headline Melbourne Cup Day on November 5. In an online statement Saturday, however, the club…MORE

Thousands of abandoned medical records found in deceased Indiana doctor’s abortion clinics

Thousands of abandoned medical records found in deceased Indiana doctor’s abortion clinics

First, authorities discovered a spine-chilling 2,246 fetal remains in the Illinois garage of an abortion doctor after his death. Then, investigators found “thousands” of abandoned medical records across his abortion clinics in Indiana, the Indiana attorney general announced on Friday. Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill called Dr. Ulrich Klopfer one “of the more notorious abortionists…MORE

Barron Hilton, whose empire included hotels and an NFL team, dies at 91

Barron Hilton, whose empire included hotels and an NFL team, dies at 91

Famous hotelier and philanthropist Barron Hilton died this week at his home in Los Angeles. He was 91 and died of natural causes Thursday, the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation said. His son, Steven M. Hilton, who serves as chairman of the board at the Hilton Foundation, said the family is mourning the loss of a…MORE

International Day of Peace: Preventing conflict through climate action

International Day of Peace: Preventing conflict through climate action

The International Day of Peace is observed every Sept. 21, in order to renew the world’s commitment to seeking peace. Peace Day was established in 1981 by the United Nations and is usually marked with a particular theme. The theme is announced on the 100-day countdown to Peace Day by the UN Secretary-General. This year’s…MORE

Why ‘cancel culture’ doesn’t always work

Why ‘cancel culture’ doesn’t always work

Name a celebrity who has ever said or done anything remotely controversial — they’ve probably been canceled. It’s a growing phenomenon that’s left almost no one unscathed, from comedians and actors to musicians and TV hosts. Some people rail against this “cancel culture” while others say it’s necessary. And a lot of people just have…MORE

A viral challenge is sending the internet on a garbage hunt

A viral challenge is sending the internet on a garbage hunt

Instead of encouraging social media users to do something potentially dangerous, like choking down a spoonful of cinnamon or sticking a shot glass on your lips to copy Kylie Jenner, an altogether more wholesome viral challenge is spreading across the web. In February, the #trashtag challenge inspired people to go to locations covered in garbage,…MORE

He tweeted hate at her. She sued. Then she met him

He tweeted hate at her. She sued. Then she met him

When the torrent of hate first hit, Taylor Dumpson curled into a fetal position and rocked herself, unable to speak. Next, she made sure she was never alone in case the people who’d hung bananas in nooses and berated her online decided to attack her in person. “I was terrified. I didn’t know who these…MORE

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