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Vanessa Nix Anthony

Vanessa is a freelance-flame-haired-word-ninja-for-hire with a passion for storytelling. Her writing has been featured in The Oregonian, Baltimore Magazine, Oregonlive, KPTV, Metro Parent, and Trulia, among others. She’s the author of the poetry book, “In Less than a Year,” and her successful Portland-based copywriting agency, The Portland Writer has been helping businesses tell their brand’s unique stories for over a decade. When she’s not writing, cooking, or making magical worlds out of cardboard for her son, Vanessa is hard at work illustrating her forthcoming children’s books or belting out karaoke to her favorite 80s tunes. INSTA: @nessnixtony

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Covfefe

Trump Supporter Removed From Broadway Audience For Disruption Of Robert De Niro's 'A Bronx Tale'

Demonstration appears to be a direct response to De Niro's comments at the Tony Awards.

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
5 hours ago
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Covfefe

Gay Politician Gives Mike Pence The Middle Finger And Is Firing Back Against The Haters

This Pennsylvania legislator wants Pence out of his state.

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
7 hours ago
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The Scoop

Plot Twist: Is Tom Arnold Teaming Up With Michael Cohen To Take Trump Down?

The actor is once again on track to vex his ex Roseanne.

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
8 hours ago
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The Scoop

More Than Half Of U.S. States Have Higher Rate Of White Deaths Than White Births, Study Finds

Could this mean a more progressive future?

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
1 day ago
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The Scoop

Koko, The Beloved Gorilla Who Learned Sign Language, Has Died At 46: Watch Some Of Her Best Moments

She leaves behind a legacy of interspecies communication.

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
1 day ago
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LOL

Chrissy Teigen Just Trolled John Legend With An 'Arthur' Reference That Is On Point 😆

Supermodel admits she's been pining for the aardvark since childhood.

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
1 day ago
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Extra Chunky

Diner Claims His Receipt Had A Disgusting Instruction For How The Cook Should Prepare His Burger

Was it retro diner speak, a typo, or nasty instructions for the cook?

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
2 days ago
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Covfefe

Vanessa Trump's Latest Tweet Just Shows How Tone Deaf The First Family Is

Her tweet has since been taken down, but the damage has already been done.

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
2 days ago
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The Scoop

Every Living Former First Lady Has Now Spoken Out Against Trump's Family Separation Policy

Even the current FLOTUS seems to be at odds with separating children from their families. 

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
3 days ago
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The Scoop

Millie Bobby Brown Had Some Frank Words For Bullies During Her MTV Awards Speech

She's not gonna take it—and neither should you.

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
3 days ago
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Extra Chunky

The Photographer Who Took This Heart-Wrenching Photo Explains The Emotional Story Behind It

Shot of two-year-old asylum seeker near the US-Mexico border broke hearts around the web. 

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
4 days ago
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The Scoop

Park Ranger Nearly Strangled By 18-Ft Python While Posing For Selfies

Luckily, villagers came to his rescue.

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
4 days ago
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LOL

Relentless, Creepy Dude Texts The Wrong Number—And Ends Up Regretting It

In this case no means "Nooooooo!!"

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
4 days ago
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LOL

Carrie Underwood Just Revealed Her Son's Favorite Toy--And It's A Bit Of A Head Scratcher

Turns out the kid really likes his vegetables.

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
1 week ago
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The Scoop

Pregnant Male Models Were Obviously All The Rage At London Fashion Week

Pot-bellied models shared the stage with six-armed men.

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
1 week ago
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LOL

Samantha Bee Just Compared Kim Jong Un's Pledge Of Denuclearization To A Virginity Vow

At least he's not like those "savage" Canadians.

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
1 week ago
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The Scoop

Ewan McGregor Set To Star In Sequel To Stephen King's 'The Shining'—And We Can't Wait

McGregor plumbs the depths of what Danny Torrance has been up to all these years.

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
1 week ago
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LOL

Woman Gets Locked Out Of Her House Until Her Genius Dog Opens The Door For Her 🐶

This is why we call dogs man's - or woman's- best friend!

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
1 week ago
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The Scoop

George Lucas Revealed What His 'Star Wars' Sequels Would've Been About—And Fans Are Divided

Fans get a taste of what might have been.

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
1 week ago
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The Scoop

FBI Agent Who Accidentally Shot A Man After Backflipping On The Dance Floor Has Been Charged

Turns out he had some pretty killer moves.

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
1 week ago
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Extra Chunky

This Stressful Saga Of A Raccoon Stuck On A Skyscraper Has Minnesotans Riveted

Tiny trash panda painstakingly scales building in a last ditch effort to save itself.

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
1 week ago
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The Scoop

Dennis Rodman Legit Cried During A Bizarre Interview About The Trump-Kim Summit

The former basketball star refers to the brutal dictator "a big kid."

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
1 week ago
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LOL

It Turns Out That Charlie Chaplin Was The First 'Distracted Boyfriend' Nearly 100 Years Ago 😂

Turns out that popular meme is so last century.

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
1 week ago
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The Scoop

Jim Parsons Believes His Success Is Largely Due To Britney Spears—And We Totally Get It

Turns out the pop princess provided just the motivation he needed.

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
1 week ago
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The Scoop

Patton Oswalt Shares Anthony Bourdain's Incredibly Frank Email Offering Advice For Dining In Paris

The celebrity chef's advice was short but salty-sweet in tone.

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
2 weeks ago
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The Scoop

Neil Patrick Harris Didn't Know Who Rachel Bloom Was—And Her Response Was Legendary

NPH makes a misstep at the 2018 Tony Awards. 

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
2 weeks ago
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The Scoop

CBS Censored Robert De Niro's Tony Awards Introduction For Bruce Springsteen—Here's What He Said

The highly revered actor had a few choice words for President Trump.

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
2 weeks ago
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The Scoop

Guy Dresses Up As Spider-Man For A Gravity-Defying Prom-posal

Boyfriend uses his spidey sense to think up the coolest (and cutest) way to ask his girlfriend to prom.

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
1 month ago
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The Scoop

Americans Were Busy On Google During The Royal Wedding—Here's What We Were Searching For

Seems everyone is fascinated with this old British tradition.

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
1 month ago
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LOL

Guy Gives Spot On Impressions Of Characters Who Say 'You're Gonna Wanna Take A Look At This'

Humor writer walks us through this movie moment we've all seen a thousand times.

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
1 month ago
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The Scoop

A Computer Algorithm Just Predicted The Characters Who Won't Make It Through Next Season Of Game Of Thrones

Do future predictions made by artificial intelligence warrant a spoiler alert? 

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
1 month ago
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The Scoop

People Share The Most Insensitive Thing Anyone Has Ever Said To Them About Mental Illness

Those times you wished you'd said nothing at all. 

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
1 month ago
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The Scoop

Beagle Spared From Euthanasia Looks As Happy As Can Be After Being Rescued

Thankful rescue dog brightens everyone's day. 

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
1 month ago
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The Scoop

The Millennium Falcon Is Casually Parked On Hollywood Blvd, And Fans Are Geeking Out

Iconic spaceship comes to life for Solo premier. 

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
1 month ago
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The Scoop

Connecticut Just Put Another Nail In The Electoral College's Coffin

Connecticut IS full of surprises as it looks to join the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact.

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
2 months ago
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LOL

Ariana Grande And NASA Just Bonded Over Their Mutual Love Of Jupiter And Neptune

The fickle songstress couldn't pick just one.

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
2 months ago
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The Scoop

David Duchovny Once Had To Explain What A 'Booty Call' Was To Prince Charles

The actor spilled the tea on The Late Late Show with James Corden.

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
2 months ago
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LOL

Fake 23andMe Results Are A New Meme And They Are Hilariously Honest

You'll never listen to Meredith Brooks' quite the same again.

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
2 months ago
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LOL

This Dog Waits Patiently At The Subway For 12 Hours Every Day Until His Owner Comes Home

Dog is awarded for patient display of loyalty with local and internet fame.

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
2 months ago
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LOL

People Are In Disagreement Over The True Meaning Of 'IMHO'

It seems the H reveals more about your age than you may want.

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
2 months ago
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The Scoop

Disney Asks Fans To Do Their Best Chewie Impressions For A Good Cause

Disney supports life-saving children's programs with 'Force for Change.

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
2 months ago
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LOL

Deadpool Interpretive Dances His Way Through Celine Dion's New Music Video

Singer rises from the 'Ashes' as her latest track for the Deadpool soundtrack goes viral.

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
2 months ago
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The Scoop

Man's Good Deed Helping Calm A Mom's Screaming Kids On An American Airlines Flight Goes Viral

One man's act of kindness serves as an example of positivity and results in new friendships.

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
2 months ago
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New York Times Reporter Who Trump Slammed As 'Third Rate' Just Won A Pulitzer Prize

If he never met her, then who is that with her in the photo?!

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
2 months ago
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Extra Chunky

Italian Hot Chocolate Has Twitter Salivating—And We're Grabbing Some Spoons

For those who've never been to Italy, the FOMO is real.

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
2 months ago
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The Scoop

More School Walkouts Planned For This Upcoming Week

Their message is clear: We won't stop until something is done.

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
2 months ago
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The Scoop

Student Asks 'The Rock' To Prom--And He Just Surprised Her

Dwayne Johnson "rocks" one high school student's world. 

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
2 months ago
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The Scoop

Ariana Grande Releases New Single Referencing Manchester Attack

Arianators are shook by Grande's latest track.

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
2 months ago
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LOL

New 'Deadpool 2' Trailer Calls Out Thanos And Roasts The DC Universe In Epic Fashion

Deadpool proves once again he gives zero effs.

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
2 months ago
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Extra Chunky

Man's Complaint About A Reese's Cup With No Peanut Butter Inside Leads To A Sugary Payday

Proof that you don't know what you've got 'til it's gone.

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
2 months ago
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LOL

Dad's Scathing Letter To School After They Confiscated His Son's Sweater Is On Point

Way back fax to a "petty" teacher rings true for Twitter.

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
2 months ago
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LOL

Man's Rules For His Girlfriend If She Wants To See 'Infinity War' With Him Are Pretty Intense 😂

Intense ground rules for Avengers movie are either the way to go or way too much.

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
2 months ago
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LOL

Police Find A Missing Dog By Checking To See If He Sings Along To His Favorite Song 😭🐶

Can you verify your pet by their taste in music?

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
2 months ago
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LOL

SNL's Send Up Of 'Les Mis' After Someone Orders Lobster In A Diner Is Delightfully Bizarre

SNL delivers what some are calling their funniest skit in years. 

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
2 months ago
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LOL

Comedian John Mulaney Just Shared An Old Backstage SNL Photo—And It's Glorious

Twitter deconstructs this hilarious backstage photo of the cast of Saturday Night Live (2008). 

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
2 months ago
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LOL

Coke Zero Locked Its Twitter Account, And People Have Many Questions

 Riddle number 1,000,000,001 in Great Unexplained Mysteries of the Internet

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
2 months ago
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The Scoop

The New 'Incredibles' Trailer Has People Losing It Over Frozone's Wife

For a character who has yet to make a physical appearance, Honey Best sure seems to be a fan favorite. 

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
2 months ago
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The Scoop

Arizona Bill Requiring Women Seeking An Abortion To Give A Reason Why Is Close To Becoming Law

Invasive bill is a huge step backward for women's rights. 

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
2 months ago
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The Scoop

Rare Footage Shows Legends Angela Lansbury And Jerry Orbach Recording 'Be Our Guest'

A delightful behind-the-scenes glimpse of the recording of a beloved Disney musical number.

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
2 months ago
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Extra Chunky

The Story Of How A Typo Helped Lead To The End Of World War II Is Almost Too Surreal To Believe

Truth is—it was a bit more than a typo.

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
2 months ago
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Extra Chunky

Man Who Lost 70 Pounds Posts Transformation Photos, And People Totally Lost It

Turns out he's a prince of a guy, too!

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
2 months ago
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Covfefe

Stephen Colbert Reveals How Trump's Own Words Might Have Caused Raid On His Lawyer

Fresh from vacation, Colbert speculates about how Monday's F.B.I. raid on Trump's lawyer was triggered. 

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
2 months ago
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The Scoop

A Holocaust Survivor Just Said The Rise Of Trump 'Feels Like 1929 or 1930 Berlin'

This wake-up call from a holocaust survivor should not be minimized.

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
2 months ago
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Covfefe

Sarah Sanders Just Called Trump 'The Best Negotiator At The Table'—And Twitter Can't Even

Just what table the President will be sitting at is yet to be determined. 

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
2 months ago
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LOL

Hip Hop Dancers Break The Internet By Dancing To The Mii Channel Theme Song

Shake it 'til you break it...the internet that is. 

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
2 months ago
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The Scoop

Texas Teacher's Facebook Post Slamming 'Disrespectful' Students And Parents Goes Viral

Pictures of the state of her classroom tell the real story.

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
2 months ago
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The Scoop

Stephen King Reviewed 'A Quiet Place' On Twitter, And John Krasinski Just Responded

The ultimate honor from the Master of Horror himself.

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
3 months ago
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LOL

Woman Tweets Bizarre News Website Headline Fail, Until It Got More Complicated

Monkey business epic fail. 

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
3 months ago
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LOL

Kal Penn Just Tweeted An Awkward Text Exchange Between Him And His Dad

Their texts had people on Twitter quacking up!

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
3 months ago
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Extra Chunky

Adam Rippon Just Shared His Version Of The 'If... Then' Meme, And It's Perfect

Some take issue with the BFFs before pic.

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
3 months ago
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Extra Chunky

Gus Kenworthy Tweeted His Out Magazine Cover With Adam Rippon, And The Internet Loves It

The perfectly adorable Olympic pair are just pals.

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
3 months ago
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Extra Chunky

Someone Just Named A Bunch Of Streets In Idaho After 'Game Of Thrones' Characters

Self-described "geek" gets the green light on street naming.

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
3 months ago
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The Scoop

The Cast Of 'The Walking Dead' Is Paying Tribute To A Superfan Who Died Of Cancer

A sad but touching tale of one superfan and the cast that adored her. 

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
3 months ago
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The Scoop

Jay-Z Opens Up About Mom's Emotional Coming Out: 'I Was So Happy She Was Free'

Rapper and mogul Jay-Z recalls an intimate moment on My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
3 months ago
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LOL

Women Are Imagining How Bad Male Writers Would Describe Them—And The Results Are Priceless

Do they really think our insides are a maze?

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
3 months ago
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The Scoop

Seth Rogen Claims Stormy Daniels Told Him About Her Alleged Affair Over A Decade Ago

Hearing funnyman Rogen tell this incriminating story is hilarious.   

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
3 months ago
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The Scoop

Investigators Now Believe Family's Fatal Cliff Car Crash Was Intentional

The family of the boy who went viral for hugging a cop has died in the deadly crash.

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
3 months ago
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LOL

Gay Couple Gets Drawn As Pokemon Trainers, And The Internet Collectively 'Awww'ed'

Matching outfits to boot!

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
3 months ago
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The Scoop

A Federal Court Just Ruled The Government Can't Stop Immigrant Teens From Getting Abortions

A hard-won victory for the American Civil Liberties Union—but a long road ahead.

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
3 months ago
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The Scoop

Unsettling Body Camera Video Of Shooting Of Alton Sterling Was Just Released Publicly

The violently angry nature of the police in these graphic videos is extremely disturbing.

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
3 months ago
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The Scoop

New Photo Of Trump White House Intern Class Has The Internet Understandably Upset

This is one class photo not to be proud of. 

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
3 months ago
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The Scoop

Sara Gilbert Just Said That Trump Will Never Be Mentioned On 'Roseanne' Again

Contrary to Trump's beliefs, the show's NOT about him.

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
3 months ago
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Twitter Is Debating Which 'Friends' And 'Seinfeld' Characters Would Vote For Trump If Rebooted

Roseanne's reboot makes Twitter users wonder who else would vote Trump.

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
3 months ago
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The Scoop

Texas Teacher Put On Leave For Talking To Students About Sexual Orientation—And People Are Livid

One teacher's openness about her sexual orientation sparks heated debate online.

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
3 months ago
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Covfefe

Retired Military Officers Blast Trump's Transgender Ban As A 'Troubling Move Backward'

A step backwards for the transgender community is a step backwards for all of America. 

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
3 months ago
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LOL

Here Are All The Actresses That Claim They Did *NOT* Bite Beyoncé’s Face

Crop circles, Stonehenge—who bit Beyoncé’s face?

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
3 months ago
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The Scoop

The Opening Credits For 'Silicon Valley' Include A Shady Jab At Facebook

A funny dig if you don't scrutinize it to death.

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
3 months ago
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The Scoop

Sorry Netflix Films—Steven Spielberg Doesn't Think You Should Be Oscar Eligible

Old guard wisdom or old man problems?

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
3 months ago
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The Scoop

Utah Just Passed A Controversial 'Free-Range Parenting' Law That Is A First For America

Back in the 80s and 90s, it was just called childhood.

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
3 months ago
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The Scoop

Jared Kushner's Younger Brother Just Marched In DC After Donating $50,000

It seems blood may NOT be thicker than political ideology.

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
3 months ago
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The Scoop

DC 'March For Our Lives' Crowd Size Puts Trump's Inauguration Crowd To Shame

An instance where size really does matter.

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
3 months ago
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LOL

Man's Joke About Why Horn Emoji Is In Mail Section Leads To An Actual Explanation

Mysterious emoji secrets are finally revealed. 

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
3 months ago
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LOL

WWE's John Cena Just Tweeted An Awkard Prom Photo With His Fiance

John Cena prom photo = awkward, funny, and handsome all in one.

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
3 months ago
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LOL

Man's Photo Of Bizarre Painting On Back Of Truck Has The Internet Honking

Prepare to do a double take at this unexpected tailgate decal.

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
3 months ago
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LOL

People Are Slamming Deceitful Vegetables On Twitter, And We Can't Get Enough

Who knew plants could be so nefarious?

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
3 months ago
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Covfefe

Another Old Donald Trump Tweet Just Came Back To Bite Him Hard

Twitter pulls no punches when Trump's words and actions don't align. 

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
3 months ago