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In Ukraine’s election, a comedian might be voters’ best option

( CNN) Europe is bracing for one expensive, long and exhausting election. A record number of 39 candidates are gunning for the top spot in the first round of Ukraine’s presidential elections Sunday. Ukrainian voters will be greeted with a mesmerizing docket in the voting booth: a dermatologist, a trained spy, a former tax chief …

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Arya Stark’s sexual awake on ‘Game of Thrones’ is a big deal

( CNN) A sex scene on “Game of Thrones” doesn’t commonly constitute news. Sex is practically punctuation for the HBO series — more noticeable in its absence than its presence. In the scene, Arya first asks Gendry about his sex experience( he’s had sex with three women ), then expresses her desire to have sex. …

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Why a( now-deleted) op-ed about replacing libraries with Amazon blew up the internet

( CNN) On Saturday, Forbes contributor Panos Mourdoukoutas, chair of the economics department at LIU Post, published an essay touting the preposterous idea that Amazon stores should replace libraries. It speedily ran viral, touching off a social media maelstrom. The piece has since been taken down. But anyone who cares about education, volumes, learning and …

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