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Facebook ‘sorry’ for censoring nude breasts from iconic French liberty goddess painting

Facebook has apologized for censoring a play advertisement featuring a bare-breasted woman from Eugene Delacroix’s legendary French Revolution painting, which the social media giant called inappropriate. The social media network raised eyebrows recently after its no-nudity policy seemed to go too far once again. Designed to stop pornography and abuse, the policy led to the blocking of the iconic 1830 ...

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Radio Liberty poll on Stalinist purges ends in epic trolling thread

After Radio Liberty asked Russians to recall the fate of their families in times of repression, the thread was flooded with mocking tweets about “grandparents who died childless after 20 years of executions.” In the early hours of Monday, on the 65th anniversary of Joseph Stalin’s death, the Russian branch of Radio Liberty posted a tweet reading: “How did your ...

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IOC allow Statue of Liberty on USA hockey helmets; Russian symbols still banned

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will allow The US Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey goaltenders to wear helmets depicting the Statue of Liberty, despite concerns that they may violate IOC rules on national symbols. Goalies Nicole Hensley and Alex Rigsby both have custom-made masks for the ongoing PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games emblazoned with the image of the iconic statue in ...

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Russia lists 9 media outlets as foreign agents, including Voice of America, Radio Liberty

Published time: 5 Dec, 2017 06:33 Edited time: 5 Dec, 2017 06:58 Nine media outlets have been registered as foreign agents by Russia’s Justice Ministry, in accordance with a recently passed law. The law comes in response to the US Congress’s moves towards RT America. On Tuesday, Voice of America and Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty, including its regional ...

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Ending DACA is a betrayal of us and Statue of Liberty

Eight hundred thousand humans. We see large numbers every day related to tragedy, but it’s only when tragedy strikes the one you love does the magnitude of the situation seem comprehensible. Eight hundred thousand reduced to one. I came here from St. Lucia when I was 3 — 19 years ago. There wouldn’t be going back for me, because I ...

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STASI: Miller won Statue of Liberty battle, but will lose the war

He’s 31, looks 51 and acts like he’s the only one. Stephen Miller, Trump’s newest nasty white man at the podium, is also the administration’s current trending-for-the-all-the-wrong-reasons smartass with attitude. Miller burst into the national spotlight this week by single-handedly turning yet another WH press briefing into a WWE grudge match. And no matter how the media plays it, Miller ...

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STASI: Miller won Statue of Liberty battle, but will lose the war

He’s 31, looks 51 and acts like he’s the only one. Stephen Miller, Trump’s newest nasty white man at the podium, is also the administration’s current trending-for-the-all-the-wrong-reasons smartass with attitude. Miller burst into the national spotlight this week by single-handedly turning yet another WH press briefing into a WWE grudge match. And no matter how the media plays it, Miller ...

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Trump flack denies Statue of Liberty poem's actual meaning

Give me your skilled, your self-sufficient, your English-speaking masses yearning to grow the American economy. A White House aide and a CNN reporter argued during a nationally televised news briefing over the meaning of the Emma Lazarus poem at the foot of the Statue of Liberty. After Senior Policy Adviser Stephen Miller suggested the poem’s open-door sentiment was not the ...

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Jet skier fighting for life after hitting boat by Liberty Island

A jet skier was fighting for his life after colliding with a small boat near the Liberty Island shoreline Sunday, cops said. The unconscious and unresponsive man was rescued by officers from an NYPD Harbor unit. They took him to Brooklyn Army Terminal around 11:30 a.m., police said. EMS then rushed him to Lutheran Hospital, officials said. There was a ...

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Fallon compares Trump's Liberty University speech to Elle Woods

Vote for Elle …. 2020! Jimmy Fallon pointed out some striking comparisons between President Trump’s Liberty University commencement speech and the speech Reese Witherspoon’s character Elle Woods in “Legally Blonde” recited during her graduation. The POTUS addressed the graduates on Saturday, stating: “You must go forth into the world.” And Elle’s line had some striking similarities. Donald Trump Jr. praises ...

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