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Emergency Measures Haven’t Slowed Rising Violence Against Women In Mexico State

Years of pressure from activists and victims over rampant gender-related violence in Mexico State eventually led the government to declare an official "gender alert" in July 2015.

One year on, things look even worse.

The alert promised emergency measures such as the creation of a special prosecutor's office for gender crimes, new protocols for the police, the intensification of efforts to find missing women, and the creation of shelters where women forced to flee their homes could live.

"This...

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Brendan Porath

Andrew 'Beef' Johnston hits blind shot over (or through?) PGA scoreboard

What the hell, let's just ignore that big structure in the way of the green.

Andrew "Beef" Johnston has been the star this week, first in New York on his personal burger tour, and now in Jersey at the PGA Championship. The media cannot really get enough of the affable Englishman, and shots like this will generate even more fans of his work on the course.

After a wild approach shot left his ball behind a PGA Championship scoreboard, Beef refused a drop that would not have given him much of...

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Browns' Josh Gordon: In the past I was a selfish player

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon expressed a level of growth and maturity when he met with reporters on Thursday veterans reported to training camp.

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NC GOP apologizes to Tim Kaine over tweet

The Republican Party of North Carolina offered an "unqualified" apology Thursday to Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine over a tweet that appeared to question the Democratic vice presidential nominee's patriotism.

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Trump, Clinton to get intel briefings despite outcry

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will receive their government intelligence briefing within days, even as each party argues the other's nominee is not worthy of receiving sensitive information, a US intelligence official familiar with the process confirmed to CNN Thursday.

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Chelsea embraces her role as Hillary's daughter

From a shy teenager growing up in the glare of the political spotlight to reluctant campaigner in her mother's 2008 presidential run -- Chelsea Clinton is now embracing her role in her mother's quest to win the White House.

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Clinton's sore spot and why it matters

Hillary Clinton hasn't even said anything about the Trans-Pacific Partnership recently -- and yet, in 24 hours, she became embroiled in a new controversy about her stance on the deal.

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Josh Dickey

Disney starts the long countdown on a relaunch of 'The Rocketeer'

LOS ANGELES — A sequel to The Rocketeer is in very early development stages at Disney, Mashable has confirmed, with an original story that would take place six years after the 1991 cult hit.

Disney has hired screenwriters Max Winkler and Matthew Spicer to start tapping away on what is tentatively being called The Rocketeers, according to people familiar with the studio's wishes for the project. 

SEE ALSO: 6 legendary women who deserve to be Disney princesses

The project does not have a...

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Andrea Romano

Transgender activist Sarah McBride just made history at the Democratic convention

The DNC just made history again.

Sarah McBride, LGBTQ rights activist and national press secretary of the Human Rights Campaign, spoke on stage at the Democratic Convention on Thursday, becoming the first openly transgender person to address a major party convention.

SEE ALSO: Michelle Obama poured her heart out on stage at Democratic convention

McBride began her speech, "My name is Sarah McBride and I am a proud transgender American."

McBride spoke thoughtfully and passionately about her...

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Christina Warren

Hipsters rejoice, Apple's first Brooklyn store is finally here

WILLIAMSBURG, NY — Brooklynites will no longer have to travel into Manhattan to visit the Genius Bar. On Saturday, July 30, Apple's first retail store in Brooklyn opens in Williamsburg.

Located at 247 Bedford Avenue on the corner of N 3rd Street, the store is adjacent to Equinox, Duane Reade and the new Whole Foods. 

SEE ALSO: Apple sells its billionth iPhone

This store marks Apple's eighth retail store in New York City. A ninth store — located in the Oculus of the World Trade Center...

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Laura Vitto

Taco Bell wants to put puffy Cheetos in your burrito

Cheetos is having quite the fast food moment.

Hot off its cheesy collaboration with Burger King, the company will contribute its puffs to a brand-new Taco Bell product: The Cheetos Burrito.

SEE ALSO: Cheetos-flavored mac and cheese bites are coming to Burger King

Foodbeast first reported on the product, before a representative for Taco Bell confirmed the news to Mashable. 

The fast food retailer will begin testing the new Cheetos Burrito in Cincinnati, Ohio, in mid-August where it will sell...

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Marcus Gilmer

Beyond Hillary: 10 powerful speeches by women at the Democratic Convention

This week's Democratic National Convention has been a historic one, featuring the country's first nomination of a woman for president as a candidate from a major party.

It's also been loaded with star-studded speakers, including appearances from a sitting vice president, a sitting president, two former presidents, and a long list of celebrities and lawmakers. The star power, though, has all been pointing to Hillary Clinton.

SEE ALSO: Who got 10/10? Speechwriters rate the convention speeches...

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Brian Koerber

Doug the Pug delivers hugs and cheer to a children's hospital

The King of Pop Culture and avid pizza lover Doug the Pug is pretty great at bringing smiles to everyone he encounters.

Recently, the famous dog and his human, Leslie Mosier, used his adorable powers to cheer up some youngsters. 

The duo paid a visit to Seacrest Studios at the Vanderbilt Children's Hospital in Nashville, where the pup handed out inspirational signs and pug kisses to some of the children. 

SEE ALSO: Doug the Pug recreates Kim Kardashian's sexiest selfies

"I've always...

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Karissa Bell

Why Yahoo's big app push wasn't enough to save it

Throughout her tenure as CEO, Marissa Mayer insisted that Yahoo would be able to win by playing to its strengths. By focusing on a few of its “core” areas, like email and news, the thinking went, Yahoo would be able recast its mobile business and make its long-awaited turnaround. 

That dream is now dead. Yahoo announced its sale to Verizon earlier this week. As part of the deal, Verizon gets Yahoo's media properties, advertising products and, yes, all the mobile apps the company once...

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Saba Hamedy

Kevin Hart greenlights 10 pitches for his streaming service at Just for Laughs festival

MONTREAL, Canada — Kevin Hart greenlit ten pitches from up-and-coming comedians for his streaming service at the Just for Laughs festival Thursday.

The pitch session, which followed a Q&A moderated by Mashable, gave 10 finalists the opportunity to showcase their best concepts to Hart for his comedy-geared network, appropriately called Laugh Out Loud.

The Hartbeat Digital and Lionsgate service, which will launch in early 2017, will be home to content curated by Hart, including shows...

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Jonathan Keshishoglou

Obama and Clinton's tender hug sparks Photoshop battle

One of the biggest moments (or, many moments based on its length) in the Democratic National Convention was President Barack Obama's speech, which assured America we aren't a hot mess before building toward an endorsement for Hillary Clinton. 

And it ended with a hug, as the former rivals took a moment of respite during an otherwise hectic campaign season. It didn't take long before the hug found its way to r/PhotoshopBattles on Reddit.

SEE ALSO: Daniel Radcliffe's friendly dead corpse gets...

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21 Pictures That Prove We're Living In The End Times

We’ve finally peaked as a species.

We live in a time where someone would willingly get a vape inspired wolf tattoo.

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And in a world where people are easily tricked into frying their phones.

Twitter: @calliescutie

People have stopped taking their own photos, and are now taking photos of photos.

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It's actually possible to bring down financial institutions with...

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Famous People At The RNC Vs. Famous People At The DNC

A list.

Democratic National Convention: Bradley Cooper

C-SPAN / Via Twitter: @thedailybeast

Republican National Convention: Scott Baio

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DNC: Meryl Streep

CNN / Via Twitter: @JarettSays

RNC: Willie Robertson from Duck Dynasty

C-SPAN / Via Twitter: @TexasCruzn

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21 Things You Never Knew You Could Do With A Kindle

Time to get g-READ-y.

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Borrow Kindle books from your local library.

When borrowing a kindle book from your library's website, click "Get for Kindle" and have it delivered to straight your device. Most books will work wirelessly, but if that's unsuccessful,...

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24 Charts That Will Help You Be Healthy AF

Whether it’s tips on how to eat healthier, work out more, or just be kinder to yourself.

For when you don't know how many hours of sleep you're supposed to be getting:

From the National Sleep Foundation.

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For when you realize how bad your posture is:

From Yoga By Candace.

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For when you're trying to bake a little...

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