Trans woman beats 'chief homophobe' in historic Virginia race

History was made in Virginia on Tuesday when a 33-year-old woman became the state’s first openly transgender elected official.

And to top off the momentous win, Democrat Danica Roem unseated a Republican incumbent who calls himself the state’s “chief homophobe.”

Roem, a journalist and metal-loving mom, beat out 26-year incumbent Robert G. Marshall, 73, for the House of Delegates seat that represents Prince William County.

The win had LGBTQ advocates — and Democrats seeking to turn the tide against Trumpian-style candidates — cheering.  Read more…

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Source: Mashable | Trans woman beats 'chief homophobe' in historic Virginia race

Welp, Trump has embraced Twitter's new 280-character limit

President Donald Trump took advantage of Twitter’s expanded character count on Tuesday — but the excess words didn’t really add much.

He used 216 characters to let everyone know he was about to make a speech in South Korea and then travel to China. Riveting stuff.

Getting ready to make a major speech to the National Assembly here in South Korea, then will be headed to China where I very much look forward to meeting with President Xi who is just off his great political victory.

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 8, 2017

But the old 140-character Twitter would’ve worked just fine to get his pretty boring point across. Here’s what his tweet should’ve looked like: Read more…

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Source: Mashable | Welp, Trump has embraced Twitter's new 280-character limit

De Blasio Coasts to Re-election, as Second-Term Challenges Await

  1. De Blasio Coasts to Re-election, as Second-Term Challenges Await  New York Times
  2. Bill De Blasio wins second term as New York mayor  Washington Post
  3. De Blasio easily wins reelection, sets sights on national stage  Politico
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Source: Google News | De Blasio Coasts to Re-election, as Second-Term Challenges Await

Activist who was arrested for LAUGHING during Jeff Sessions' confirmation hearing has charges dropped

  1. Activist who was arrested for LAUGHING during Jeff Sessions’ confirmation hearing has charges dropped  Daily Mail
  2. Justice Department abandons charges on Sessions protestor  Axios
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Source: Google News | Activist who was arrested for LAUGHING during Jeff Sessions' confirmation hearing has charges dropped

‘MLB: The Show 18’ arrives on PS4 March 27th

Sony's MLB: The Show franchise has earned a reputation for hitting it out of the park with each annual edition — and introducing cool new features, like last year's Retro Mode. Now we know when the next one will come out: MLB: The Show 18 launches o…
Source: Engadget | ‘MLB: The Show 18’ arrives on PS4 March 27th

Drake tests out new untitled song during his world tour

Drake is busy doing the world tour thing, but that doesn’t stop him from trying out some new material.

The Canadian R&B artist was in Auckland, New Zealand in the last week as part of his “Boy Meets World” tour, and tested out a previously unheard song on the crowd of screaming fans.

It has no title or release date as yet, but here’s a 24-second snippet of what it sounds like. There’s references to champagne and death.

Drake performing a New Song 🌺🌎pic.twitter.com/Hf2uwZXMXG

— Drake 🦉 (@TalkOnRoad) November 6, 2017 Read more…

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Source: Mashable | Drake tests out new untitled song during his world tour

Kim Kardashian West on apps, social media, and her most-used Kimoji

Kim Kardashian West is a business, first and foremost. From her humble Keeping Up With The Kardashians roots – now in its tenth season on E! – she’s has built a career featuring all the trappings of a lifestyle mogul success story. 

There are Kim K. fragrances, Kim K. contour kits, Kim K. Kimojis. There’s also her wildly successful mobile game (in which people can pretend to be famous) and her Kim Kardashian West official app (in which people can watch Kim be actually famous).  

Now, she’s got another mobile project in the works: She’s – per a spokesperson – an “early adopter and advisor” on a new fashion app called ScreenShop. Users plug screenshot photos of friends or Instagram models or Kim, even, into the free app, and it’ll breakdown the outfit by piece, suggesting similar items from participating clothing retailers. Read more…

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Source: Mashable | Kim Kardashian West on apps, social media, and her most-used Kimoji

Despite lack of drama at top, CFP rankings hint at chaos to come

  1. Despite lack of drama at top, CFP rankings hint at chaos to come  ESPN
  2. Notre Dame-Miami matchup harkens to glory days (Nov 11, 2017)  FOXSports.com
  3. Latest rankings give USC a possible path to playoff, narrow and unlikely as it may be  Los Angeles Times
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Source: Google News | Despite lack of drama at top, CFP rankings hint at chaos to come