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Leah Thomas

Leah Thomas is a recent graduate of New York University's Master's in Journalism program. Her work on women in politics has been featured in publications like BUST Magazine and Marie Claire. She loves cats, coffee and politics.

Ferry McFerryface Is No More

"It's had a bit of international recognition, bit of lighthearted fun, lots of kids taking selfies," Andrew Constance, the minister for transport and infrastructure, said about Ferry McFerryface.

Was Joe Kennedy Drooling?

"Bullies may land a punch. They might leave a mark. But they have never, not once, in the history of our United States, managed to match the strength and spirit of a people united in defense of their future," Kennedy said.

Will Julian Assange Soon Be Free?

Julian Assange has requested that the U.K. lift the warrant for his arrest. If the warrant is ruled invalid, Assange could walk free from the Ecuadorean embassy for the first time since 2012.

Grandma the Clown Resigns

"What I did was wrong, and I take full responsibility for my actions," said Barry Lubin, who performed as Grandma the Clown.

Julian Assange an 'Inherited Problem'

The president of Ecuador addressed his relationship with Julian Assange, the controversial WikiLeaks creator who has been living in the country's London embassy since 2012.

Who Are 'Nonessential' Government Employees?

Who works during a government shutdown? During the last government shutdown in 2013, more than 850,000 nonessential government employees were forced to stay home from work.

Pittsburgh Paper's Employees Revolt

The Newspaper Guild of Pittsburgh released a statement speaking out against an editorial published Monday titled "Reason as Racism: An Immigration Debate Gets Derailed."

Hawaiians Stopped Watching Porn After Missile Threat

"Based on real-time, per-minute page views and compared to levels on the previous two Saturdays, our statisticians found a precipitous drop in traffic at 8:07 a.m. immediately after the warning was sent out," Pornhub said.

Will the Government Shut Down on Friday?

House Speaker Paul Ryan unveiled the Republicans' plan to buy more time and prevent a government shutdown, extending government funding until February 16.