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Stories of transracial adoption most often feature white families adopting black and Asian children. When the opposite happens, and black and Asian parents adopt white children, officials and members of the public can become very suspicious.
College baseball player Adam Horowitz's hidden ball trick pitch was ruled legal by the umpire but drew at least one "WTF?" from the crowd.
Barrett became a hero to many religious conservatives after her 2017 confirmation hearing for her seat on the court of appeals, when Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee grilled her on the role of her Catholic faith in judging.
Although the ban on India's Alphonso mangoes was lifted a decade ago, they're still virtually impossible to find in America. Here's why.
Every day somebody says or does something that earns them the undivided attention of the internet. Here are the main characters this week, from Herman Cain to a beaver that took four years to photograph.
The Motorola DynaTAC 8000X was the first cell phone to be offered commercially in 1983. Here's what the technology looked like inside this cinderblock-looking gadget.
The guided missile destroyer USS Kidd flies the Jolly Roger pirate flag. Not every warship can get away with that, but the USS Kidd isn't any ordinary warship.
Or some of them, anyway. Here we round up a collection of some of the best things we've seen on Twitter in the last week or so.
The story behind QAnon is becoming as weird and winding as the conspiracy theory itself. (It doesn't have satanists, though.)
Ron Burkett put his quarantine time to excellent use and sculpted a road mural with his power washer.
We gathered the facts based on public records, official statements and interviews with witnesses and people close to the case to knock down myths.
With Apple Pencil support and up to ten hours of battery life, this 10.2-inch iPad is worth every single cent.
In true Shakespearean style, their romantic story began on their respective balconies this year while Italians were forced to sequester in their homes because of the pandemic. But the love story of this pandemic couple does not have the tragic ending of Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers.
While director Jon Turtletaub and producer Jerry Bruckheimer would periodically tease another installment, beginning as early as 2008, one never materialized. And now we might know why we never got a third "National Treasure" adventure.
Britney Spears's songs, music videos and live performances defined the late 1990s and early 2000s and inspired an entire generation of future pop stars.
Fifty years after signing one of the most lucrative and consequential contract in sports, Billie Jean King is still fighting for more.
Cameron Laux looks at how "The Age Of Innocence" — published 100 years ago — marked a pivotal moment in US history.
This week, we've got "I made a new friend" from "Donnie Darko," Da Vinky, "Among Us" and every straight couple in Brooklyn.
Bryant Johnson, Ruth Bader Ginsburg's personal trainer, had an unconventional way of paying his respects as she lay in state in the United States Capitol.
Sure, I'd gained a few pounds and my hair had turned frizzy, but I still felt pretty good about myself. Now I was living that nightmare where you're in class and you look down and you're not wearing any pants.
A vaccine by early 2021, a steady decline in cases by next fall and back to normal in a few years — 11 top experts look into the future.
Watching Gabe struggle with his sexuality in the new season of PEN15, I felt like I was watching my younger self onscreen — and I'm not alone.
Everyone writes off the European Union as dull and prone to fracture. But the last decade shows that Brussels is smarter than Beijing, London, Moscow and Washington.
Designers have come up with a futuristic eco-friendly skyscraper that would be the tallest in the country.
You Wrong About's Sarah Marshall explains why debunking #SaveTheChildren and human trafficking statistics is so difficult.
Trump speaks of "anarchy and mayhem" in cities. But understanding violent crime is much more complicated than simply looking at numbers.
"We were on a family holiday trip. My brother asked if he could cross the river, I said 'yes but I don't think you'll make it.'"
Need to brush up on the nitty gritty of world history? These maps hold the key to a better understanding of how we got to today. Plus, they look rad as hell.
The celebrated economist has built a data tool with a God's-eye view of the pandemic's damage and soaring inequality.
In Arnold Schwarzenegger's first movie, "Hercules in New York," the original theatrical version had another actor dub his lines.
The new site, launched by the writers and editors who quit Deadspin last fall, represents a simple, exciting path for good journalism.
Acting coach Keira Duffy reviews some of the most famous scenes of movie characters getting mad, from Leonardo DiCaprio's performance in "The Great Gatsby" to Samuel L. Jackson's iconic delivery of the Ezekiel 25:17 speech in "Pulp Fiction."
There's been a lot of conversation this week around the recent Netflix documentary "My Octopus Teacher." We watched it to confirm or dispel certain, uh, rumors. Here's what we learned.
If in an event of an emergency, how well could an ordinary passenger land a commercial 767 airliner?
Autumn chills are upon us, and that has us thinking about one of our all-time favorite outerwear finds. This waxed trucker jacket from Flint and Tinder will keep us warm and dry for years to come.
If not for the pandemic, Prime Day likely would have happened back in July. Amazon has pushed it back multiple times, but we finally have a date for Prime Day 2020.
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