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Senior White House policy adviser Stephen Miller watches President Donald Trump speak in the Oval Office. Emails leaked to the Southern Poverty Law Center appear to reveal Miller's familiarity with white nationalist texts and thinkers. Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Stephen Miller And 'The Camp Of The Saints,' A White Nationalist Reference

The White House adviser has read the racist 1973 book, according to leaked emails. For far-right activists, the work of fiction has helped to shape real ideology and anti-immigration stances.

Stephen Miller And 'The Camp Of The Saints,' A White Nationalist Reference

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Dealing With Holidays At Work: Forced Cheer and Awkward Parties

Holiday parties, gift exchanges — dealing with the holidays at work can be awkward and fraught. Alison Green of advice website Ask A Manager shares tips on workplace etiquette around the holidays.

Dealing With Holidays At Work: Forced Cheer and Awkward Parties

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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., holds her weekly news conference at the U.S. Capitol on Nov. 14, 2019. Pelosi has been seeking a short-term deal to fund the government through Dec. 20. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Days From Shutdown Deadline, Congress Races To Pass Temporary Government Funding Bill

With the government set to run out of money on Thursday, lawmakers say another temporary funding measure is needed. A stopgap spending bill that has been introduced funds agencies through Dec. 20.

Australian Timothy Weeks, (left), and American Kevin King were abducted by insurgents in Kabul in August 2016. They are seen here in video stills released by the Taliban in June 2017. EL-EMARA Taliban via AP hide caption

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Taliban Release American And Australian Hostages In Exchange For 3 Militants

American Kevin King and Australian Timothy Weeks were abducted in 2016 from Kabul, where they taught at the American University. Three Taliban commanders held by the Afghan government were also freed.

Mike Posner, photographed on September 14, 2018 in New York City. The pop artist spent much of 2019 walking across the Unites States, from New Jersey to California. Rob Kim/Getty Images hide caption

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To Reset Your Life As A Pop Star, Try Walking Across America

Surrounded by death and dreading the idea of promoting an album, Mike Posner decided to walk across the United States. The experience ended up changing the way he sees his country and himself.

Attendees hold 'We Vape, We Vote' signs ahead of a rally with President Trump, not pictured, last month in Dallas, Texas. Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Politics, Industry Backlash Stall White House Ban On Flavored Vaping Products

In September, the Trump administration said it would ban all flavored e-cigarette products in an effort to reduce the youth vaping epidemic. Since then, there's been no movement toward implementation.

The leader of a U.N. study on children's rights says of the U.S. policy of separating migrant children from their families, "I would call it inhuman treatment for both the parents and the children." Here, children are seen near a tent at the Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Children in Homestead, Fla., earlier this year. Wilfredo Lee/AP hide caption

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U.N. Expert Faults U.S. For 'Inhuman Treatment' And High Incarceration Of Children

The U.S. incarceration rate of children is "the highest that we could find, followed by others like Bolivia, or Botswana, or Sri Lanka," says the author of a new U.N. study on children's rights.

A burned trunk stands amid the devastation left after wildfires tore through parts of Brazil's Amazon rainforest earlier this year. During the yearlong period ending in July, deforestation claimed a span of the Amazon 12 times the size of New York City. João Laet/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Amazon Rainforest Sees Biggest Spike In Deforestation In Over A Decade

Not since 2008 has the Amazon been destroyed at a faster rate, according to Brazilian authorities. They say an area more than 12 times the size of New York City was deforested in the span of a year.

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After Venice Floods, Volunteers Wade In To Help Salvage What They Can

The Italian city is reeling from a week in which floodwaters damaged the city's cultural legacy, as well as homes and businesses. Volunteers are helping salvage precious books, among other items.

After Venice Floods, Volunteers Wade In To Help Salvage What They Can

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Young M.A relies on her fans to support her independent career, but the power dynamic often leaves her in the lurch. Noah Friedman/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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In The 2010s, Music Fans Asserted Their Power, But The Industry Caught On

Music fans would seem to have gained a lot of power over the past decade. Their online fury has silenced those who would dare to criticize their faves. But the music industry has caught on.

In The 2010s, Music Fans Asserted Their Power, But The Industry Caught On

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New Mix: Jesca Hoop, Lee 'Scratch' Perry, Esmé Patterson, More

This week's essential mix of new songs includes a Brian Eno remix of a Lee "Scratch" Perry tune, Red Baraat percussionist Sunny Jain, singer Jesca Hoop and more.

New Mix: Jesca Hoop, Lee 'Scratch' Perry, Esmé Patterson, More

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'Sorrow Is Not The Same As Pessimism': Comedian Jenny Slate

Now that she's released her first Netflix stand-up special (Stage Fright) and her first book (Little Weirds), Slate says she's finally finding her comedic voice in smallness.

'Sorrow Is Not The Same As Pessimism': Comedian Jenny Slate

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