Making sense of Kanye West's head-scratching return to Twitter

Kanye West has sparked conversation, controversy and a whole lot of confusion in his return to Twitter. The outspoken rapper, who reactivated his account this month after nearly a year away, has managed to excite some fans with announcements about new music while isolating others with philosophical and polarizing messages — including some […]

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Trumps release details for state dinner with Emmanuel Macron

WASHINGTON — Melania Trump is serving rack of lamb and nectarine tart at Tuesday’s White House state dinner for President Emmanuel Macron of France, the first of the Trump administration. The First Lady also chose the Washington National Opera to entertain the approximately 150 guests after dinner. On Monday, she […]

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LOVETT: Cynthia Nixon’s fame may help boost fund-raising

ALBANY — Actress Cynthia Nixon started the Democratic primary campaign against Gov. Cuomo with a huge fund-raising disadvantage, but her ability to use her celebrity to attract free media can help her counteract the powerful benefits of the governor’s incumbency, political experts agree. “Getting free media is very important and many times it […]

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N.Y. pols battle for Senate seats in special election faceoff

Hoping to capitalize on Democratic anger over the election of President Trump, Mayer and other Democrats argue the Westchester contest is critical to their hopes of controlling the Senate and enacting legislation long sought by progressives, including new gun control measures, campaign finance and ethics reforms, and a bill to strengthen New York’s abortion laws. […]

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