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Why did Iran shut off the internet for the entire country? 

Why did Iran shut off the internet for the entire country? 

Iran’s government announced on November 15, 2019, that it had plans to increase the price of fuel by at least 50 percent. The next day, Iranians took to the streets in protest. And the Iranian government reacted to its citizens organizing by shutting down the internet for the whole country. The shutdown persisted for five…
As conflict mounts at Syrian border, US will withdraw almost all its troops from the country

As conflict mounts at Syrian border, US will withdraw almost all its troops from...

A thousand US troops will be withdrawn from northern Syria as “quickly as possible,” Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Sunday, a day after President Donald Trump approved the withdrawal that would almost completely eliminate the US military presence in the region. Esper confirmed the withdrawal on CBS’ Face the Nation and Fox News Sunday.…
The case for ditching the city and moving to the country

The case for ditching the city and moving to the country

For many New Yorkers, the practical choice is upstate. For other Americans it’s out West, or New Mexico, or West Virginia. For me it’s back home in Vermont — the dreamy bucolic place I keep vague hopes of someday moving to, with no commutes and charming affordable homes whose promise of “outdoor space” isn’t limited…
How “Old Town Road” revealed a deep divide within country music

How “Old Town Road” revealed a deep divide within country music

The 2019 MTV Video Music Awards air on Monday, August 26, and will feature performers such as Lizzo, Shawn Mendes, Taylor Swift, and Lil Nas X. Along with Billy Ray Cyrus, Lil Nas X is one of the artists to receive the most nominations heading into the night, picking up eight total nominations for their…
Powerful Images From #CloseTheCamps Protests Across The Country

Powerful Images From #CloseTheCamps Protests Across The Country

Boston, Massachusetts Hundreds of protesters marched from the New England Holocaust Memorial to a detention center in the Dorchester neighborhood in Boston, in solidarity with the #CloseTheCamps rallies, Boston 25 reported. Eighteen people were arrested for trespassing outside the detention center, but will not be prosecuted, per Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins' orders. "If…
You Can Officially Get Paid To Chill By Hotel Pools Across The Country This Summer

You Can Officially Get Paid To Chill By Hotel Pools Across The Country This...

Brands have long known that if you package up a thing with a cool name and minimalist font and maybe throw some pink on it, millennials will flock to it like ants on/in/around an anthill. Now the world seems to have caught onto the fact that we also like doing purely fun, seemingly non-labor-intensive things…
How To Fight Anti-Abortion Laws Around The Country

How To Fight Anti-Abortion Laws Around The Country

News Pregnant 19-Year-Old In Chicago Found Dead, Her Baby Cut Out Of H... Marlen Ochoa-Lopez, a 19-year-old pregnant woman who disappeared in Chicago, IL, last month, was found strangled on Wednesday. Authorities say the baby by Andrea González-R...
The controversial abortion bills sweeping the country this week, explained

The controversial abortion bills sweeping the country this week, explained

The governor of Georgia signed into law one of the strictest abortion bans in the country. The sponsor of an anti-abortion bill in Ohio made headlines by falsely claiming that it’s possible to transplant an ectopic pregnancy into the uterus. And the Alabama state Senate erupted in shouting after Republicans removed exceptions for rape and…
Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” is a banger. But is it country? Depends on whom you ask.

Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” is a banger. But is it country? Depends...

“I’m gonna take my horse to the old town road / I’m gonna ride ’til I can’t no more,” begins Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road,” a twangy ode to the cowboy life that’s racked up millions of listens, a TikTok challenge, and famous fans since its December 2018 release. Critics have dubbed the song…
The $39 Volumizing Spray Behind Kacey Musgraves’ Country Hair

The $39 Volumizing Spray Behind Kacey Musgraves’ Country Hair

Most of Musgraves' hairstyles start with a really nice blowout, a quick touch-up on the ends with a flat iron, and lots of Oribe's Gold Lust oil. "We call her hair 'Black Mirror' because it's so shiny," says Delgado. As far as volume goes, Delgado prefers a grittier, volumizing spray, like Oribe's Maximista spray. With…

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