Original Content podcast: The disappointment of House of Cards and its final season

It seems like Netflix’s “House of Cards” had a real opportunity for a fresh start with season six. Granted, the behind-the-scenes turmoil probably made this season particularly challenging: Production was already underway when “Star Trek: Discovery” actor Anthony Rapp came forward with allegations that Kevin Spacey made a sexual advance…

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Comedian refused to sign ‘safe space contract’

He shared the “behavioural agreement form” online, saying the title “nearly made me puke”. Skip Twitter post by @KonstantinKisin I just received an invitation to perform *comedy* at a university… The title of this "contract" nearly made me puke. @UnleashedComedy pic.twitter.com/4tUPCFwTLG — Konstantin Kisin (@KonstantinKisin) December 10, 2018 Image copyright…

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El Paso to drink treated sewage water due to climate change drought

(CNN)The people of El Paso, Texas, are resilient. Living in the middle of the harsh Chihuahuan Desert, the city has no other choice. On average, 15 days every year spike over 100 degrees Fahrenheit. The city gets little relief with annual rainfall of just about 9 inches. It’s one of…

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House Democrats may probe Kushner ties to Saudi crown prince

(CNN)Rep. Eliot Engel, who is poised to lead the House Foreign Affairs Committee, plans to conduct a thorough review of US policy towards Saudi Arabia — and that could include Jared Kushner’s ties to the crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, according to a Democratic aide. The Senate could vote this…

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California’s record wildfire season is set to deliver a new, devastating disaster

(CNN) After two years of colossal wildfires, California is now a checkerboard of dangerous burn zones threatening to turn into mudflow disasters. Homeowners and volunteers are also joining the battle, shovels in hand, stuffing bags with dirt, or sometimes sand, to build barriers against mudslides. Lauren Young filled up sacks…

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How Robert Mueller blew up Donald Trump’s week

Washington (CNN)If Donald Trump thought he could end this week with a high note at the G20 summit,Robert Mueller’s investigationcertainly scuttled thoseplans. THE POINT — NOW ON YOUTUBE! In each episode of his weekly YouTube show, Chris Cillizza will delve a little deeper into the surreal world of politics. Click…

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