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Florida ‘Jackass’ anglers troll social media and the law struggles to catch them

Video of a group of Gulf Coast men dragging a shark behind a speeding boat has drawn attention to a subculture of anglers that redefines the age-old tradition of trophy pictures.

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Donald Trump has no grasp of what it means to be president

U-turns, self-regard and equivocation are not what it takes

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Angry White Boys, by Kevin D. Williamson, National Review

The angry young men of the alt-right don’t know what they want. Neither does anyone else.

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Opinion | I can’t sketch a platform for Democrats. This man can.

Will Marshall, who just launched New Democracy, wants Democrats “to reclaim a language of hope and progress.”

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White Feelings: 0-60 for Charlottesville | Erynn Brook

Charlottesville is a fucking mess. So here it is: your 0-60 speed-run through your white feelings to get you on board… In no particular order.

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A Trump Fan Just Called Obama A P*ssy. A U.S. Marine’s Reply Is EPIC

The deranged Trump supporter never expected such a brutal response.

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Opinion | In Montana, Days of Smoke and Ash

Every particulate-filled breath is a reminder of the unrelenting heat and the lack of moisture.

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Sessions vows crackdown on leaks of classified information

Attorney General Jeff Sessions pledged on Friday to rein in government leaks that he said undermine American security, taking an aggressive public stand after being called weak on the matter by President Donald Trump.

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This Is How to Properly Introduce Yourself in an Email

Meeting someone in person is pretty straightforward. You smile, shake their hand, tell them your name. But what if you’re not meeting face to face?…

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Republican Shadow Campaign for 2020 Takes Shape as Trump Doubts Grow

Donald J. Trump’s presidency may only be warming up, but in public and private, Republicans are maneuvering for his job, whether or not he runs for re-election.

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