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At 75, Wonder Woman Lassos In A New Generation With An Ageless Fight

As the launch of the upcoming film coincides with the heroine's Comic-Con fandom, Wonder Woman appears to be hooking new fans for the same reasons she was birthed in 1941: justice, peace and feminism.

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A Summer Of Terrorism Points To The Limits Of Counterterrorism

The recent series of major terror attacks — from Orlando to Istanbul to Nice — have exposed some uncomfortable truths about the limits of counterterrorism.

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'A Government-Sponsored Disaster': Florida Asks For Federal Help With Toxic Algae

The massive toxic algae bloom in Florida is threatening businesses and the health of people and animals. The state is asking for federal help for a disaster that's both natural and political.

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The Reason Your Feed Became An Echo Chamber — And What To Do About It

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The Two Female Leaders Who Have To Figure Out The Brexit

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Your Mama ... Might Be Offended By This Insult Archive

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Yo' Mama

French flags are seen lowered at half-staff in Nice on July 16. The truck attack on July 14 killed 84 people. "I felt coming to celebrate on holiday and people are in mourning didn't seem right," one vacationer says. "But I'm glad I came." Valery Hache/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In Nice, Residents And Tourists Struggle To Adjust After Attack

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Time Outside of Time Midnight Syndicate

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Amid Board Game Boom, Designers Roll The Dice On Odd Ideas — Even Exploding Cows

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For Japanese Parents, Gorgeous Bento Lunches Are Packed With High Stakes

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Helping Hand

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A Summer Of Terrorism Points To The Limits Of Counterterrorism

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Rallies, Marches And A 'Fart-In': Philadelphia Gets Ready For The DNC

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For Brazil's Women, Laws Are Not Enough To Deter Rampant Violence

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'A Government-Sponsored Disaster': Florida Asks For Federal Help With Toxic Algae

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At 75, Wonder Woman Lassos In A New Generation With An Ageless Fight

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Minor Is The Lonely Key
Stacy's Mom

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International Olympic Committee Decides Not To Ban Russian Team

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