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How Deep Blue Maryland Shows Redistricting Is Broken
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How Deep Blue Maryland Shows Redistricting Is Broken

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In spring 2011, the six Democratic members of Maryland’s congressional delegations tasked Eric Hawkins with two key jobs: Draw new district lines that get us re-elected easily for another five terms, while also taking direct aim …

Bruce Davis, a Charles Manson Follower, Has Parole Blocked for Fifth Time
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Bruce Davis, a Charles Manson Follower, Has Parole Blocked for Fifth Time

A prison inmate who was a member of the Manson family has had his parole blocked by the governor of California for the fifth time.

A state parole board had recommended the prisoner, Bruce Davis, for parole in February. But …

‘Mass Effect: Andromeda’ Suffers From Open-World Syndrome
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‘Mass Effect: Andromeda’ Suffers From Open-World Syndrome

Big, beautiful open worlds don’t necessarily translate into compelling games.

Ultimately, perhaps the biggest problem with Mass Effect: Andromeda is that BioWare believed the game would succeed if only it were bigger and more graphically stunning than the games that …

Five must-see artists at FYF Fest 2017
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Five must-see artists at FYF Fest 2017

FYF Fest is always one of the best festivals of the summer but this year’s edition is looking truly special. Not only has the festival — which runs Friday, July 21-Sunday, July 23 at Exposition Park in Los Angeles — …

PM Narendra Modi launches India-Portugal International Startup Hub in Lisbon
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PM Narendra Modi launches India-Portugal International Startup Hub in Lisbon

The platform has been initiated by Startup India and supported by the Commerce & Industry Ministry and Startup Portugal to create a mutually supportive entrepreneurial partnership. (MEA)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Portuguese counterpart Antonio Costa today launched the …

Women’s World Cup 2017: For the first time, ICC announces special Twitter emojis
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Women’s World Cup 2017: For the first time, ICC announces special Twitter emojis

ICC today announced the ICC Women’s World Cup will be the first global sports event to launch special Twitter emojis for captains as part of an unprecedented level of digital coverage for the women’s game. (Representative Image: IE)

ICC today …

The weirdest online delivery subsitutions
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The weirdest online delivery subsitutions

It’s great saving time by doing your supermarket shop online – until you realise you’re going to have to go to a store anyway because your delivery doesn’t contain what you ordered.

When supermarkets haven’t got the particular item you’ve …

The weekend cook: Thomasina Miers’ recipes for spatchcocked lemon chicken and peach cake
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The weekend cook: Thomasina Miers’ recipes for spatchcocked lemon chicken and peach cake

Cooking on an open fire has been a major trend in restaurants around the world for a while now. Last month, I was in Tulum, Mexico, on a research trip, and visited Hartwood, where the heat from the kitchen was …

Space Warfare: America could soon have a new branch of the military protecting outer space
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Space Warfare: America could soon have a new branch of the military protecting outer space

The U.S. Airforce’s X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle mission 4 after landing at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Shuttle Landing Facility in Cape Canaveral, Florida, U.S., May 7, 2017. U.S. Air Force/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY …

RuPaul’s Drag Race: from camp curio to the very best reality show there is
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RuPaul’s Drag Race: from camp curio to the very best reality show there is

It can’t have escaped your notice that everything is awful at the moment. In times like those we seem to be stuck in, reaching for a comfort blanket of some kind is understandable. For me, that means TV. The Goldbergs, …