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Obama’s Charlottesville tweet makes history

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Barack Obama, you are missed.Image: isaac Brekken/Getty Images for National Clean Energy Summit After a “Unite the Right” white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, turned deadly on Saturday, former president Barack Obama reached out on Twitter to comfort Americans. While President Trump was silent on the platform, refusing to address the violent clash between hate groups and protesters for hours, Obama shared a powerful message in the form of a Nelson Mandela quote about hate and the potential to love. The first of Obama’s three tweets has since become the third most-liked tweet in history at the time of writing […]

Zoos and aquariums hold a wonderful #CuteAnimalTweetOff and everyone wins

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We interrupt your regularly scheduled selection of depressing news stories and dismaying tweets to bring you the most amazing thing that happened on the internet today. The amount of cute animals you are about to see is almost unhealthy. Almost. SEE ALSO: Red panda cub is very attached to a fluffy toy that looks just like her Zoos and aquariums across the nation participated in a very important #CuteAnimalTweetOff today. And the winner of the tweet off is everyone. Every single person alive. It all started when Smithsonian’s National Zoo released a press release announcing the birth of the most […]

Here’s what’s really going on with the Rockettes and the Trump inauguration

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Image: Kathy Willens, File/AP PHOTO Just as it was starting to seem like no one would agree to perform at Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration Jan. 20, it was announced that the Rockettes would be dancing at the event. Some of the renowned dancers and other allies have started to post online about not wanting to perform for a man who has openly objectified women and has been accused of sexual assault. In response, the Rockettes’ union, the American Guild of Variety Artists, was reportedly forcing all full-time Rockettes to perform at the inauguration, saying that boycotting the event would be […]

Obama’s photographer perfectly shades Trump after Merkel press conference disaster

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Attention, internet: The newest edition of our favorite series of presidential shade has arrived, and it’s probably the only good thing that came from today’s press conference. In case you’ve been missing out, Barack Obama’s official White House photographer Pete Souza has turned his Instagram into the universe’s premiere source for Donald Trump shade. This week between #MicrowaveGate and a painful press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel Souza’s content has been extra shady (and we’re here for it). SEE ALSO: Twitter is slamming Donald Trump after awkward press conference with Angela Merkel After the president refused to shake Merkel’s […]

10-year-old autistic girl singing ‘Hallelujah’ will send shivers up your spine

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LONDON A 10-year-old girl from Northern Ireland has wowed people around the world after a video of her singing in her school choir went viral. SEE ALSO: Father’s search for autistic son’s cup completed thanks to the kindness of the internet The video of the choirs’s version of Leonard Cohens “Hallelujah” recorded at the school’s Christmas show has gained almost 170,000 views in three days. Kaylee Rodgers, from Donaghadee, County Down, has autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), but singing has helped her build up her confidence. According to the National Autistic Society, autism is a “developmental disability that […]