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The secret to Game of Thrones’ success

Entertainment | What the show’s popularity said about society and story
by Lynde Langdon
Posted 5/24/19, 03:04 pm

Last Sunday evening, the world seemed divided into two camps: the people watching the Game of Thrones series finale on HBO and the people watching the people who watched Game of Thrones. The way the show engrossed a swath of society—19.3 million people tuned in to the finale—was impressive to some and irritating to others but next to impossible to ignore.

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Obvious differences

Sexuality | Powerlifting groups decide that, at least in this sport, biological sex matters
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 5/24/19, 09:50 am

An international powerlifting organization this month disqualified a transgender lifter who broke several world records at a competition in April. The 100% Raw Powerlifting Federation released a statement earlier this month saying it was not aware that competitor Mary Gregory was a biological male when it allowed him to compete in the female category at the USA Master Nationals on April 27.

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‘The Planned Parenthood primary’

Politics | Abortion is becoming an important issue in 2020 race for the White House
by Harvest Prude
Posted 5/23/19, 06:01 pm

WASHINGTON—A resurgence of legislation about the rights of unborn babies in states across the country has set up abortion to become a flashpoint issue in the 2020 presidential campaign.

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