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How Things Work
August 22nd, 2016, 10:45 PM

Gawker.com is shutting down today, Monday 22nd August, 2016, some 13 years after it began and two days before the end of my forties. It is the end of an era.

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Letters From Our Exes
August 22nd, 2016, 10:45 PM

Gawker.com will cease operations today. I asked former editors of the site to help us send it off. Thanks for reading, commenting, and tipping. Long live Gawker. —AP

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How Guilty Should I Feel?
August 22nd, 2016, 10:45 PM

I often feel guilt when I assign a story. This is partly a function of being a woman who would, if she had her way, please and comfort her entire universe of acquaintances, and partly a function of having been convinced at a relatively young age by the argument that Janet Malcolm famously made in The Journalist and the Murderer: “Every journalist who is not too stupid or full of himself to notice what is going on knows that what he does is morally indefensible.”

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Gawker Was Murdered by Gaslight
August 22nd, 2016, 10:45 PM

A lie with a billion dollars behind it is stronger than the truth. Peter Thiel has shut down Gawker.com.

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What Was Gawker? 
August 22nd, 2016, 10:45 PM

Wherever you go in this life, there is some jerk telling you what to do. Almost always. But not always.

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There's Someone Else I've Got To Be
August 22nd, 2016, 10:45 PM

Breakups have a way of robbing you of your identity, especially when you’re the one who’s being broken up with. If the union was worth joining in the first place, severing it disrupts your habits, your decision-making, your system of loving. It erases the mutations your love has engendered. You don’t even get to keep them in a jar of formaldehyde. Your best chance at preservation is art.

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Mission Demolished
August 22nd, 2016, 10:45 PM

A cool sunset does more for a hot publication’s glory than all the sweaty days of its actual word-pushing. As night falls—and night always falls, honey—plenty of beloveds return and gather round to tamp down the grave. Some come to tap-dance because every media graveyard has sad ghouls.

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Fuck It
August 21st, 2016, 10:45 PM

Goodnight, friends.

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South Carolina Is Giving Body Cameras to Shellfish Monitors 
August 21st, 2016, 10:45 PM

The world is your oyster. By which I mean it’s under intense surveillance at all times even though that’s a giant waste of energy, money, and humanity.

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Clinton Campaign Manager Says Trump Might Be Putin 'Puppet'
August 21st, 2016, 10:45 PM

Trump has been promoted this week from statue to puppet.

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Erdogan Claims Turkish Wedding Attack That Killed 51 Was Carried Out by Child Suicide Bomber 
August 21st, 2016, 10:45 PM

At least 51 people were killed and dozens more wounded in a suicide bomb attack on a Kurdish wedding party in the southeastern Turkish city Gaziantep on Saturday night.

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Closing the Book on Gawker.com
August 21st, 2016, 10:45 PM

As you may have heard, this week marks the end of gawker.com’s operations. If you didn’t read it here, you may have read about it in the bushel of eulogies that our colleagues at other publications have produced over the last few days.

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Judge Recommends Criminal Charges Be Brought Against Arizona Sheriff for Ignoring Orders to Stop Racial Profiling
August 20th, 2016, 10:45 PM

Joe Arpaio, who says he is the “toughest sheriff” in the land, could face criminal charges.

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Hillary Is Asleep, That's Where 
August 20th, 2016, 10:45 PM

Where is she sleeping?

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Report: Trump's Real Estate Holdings Have At Least $650 Million in Debt 
August 20th, 2016, 10:45 PM

It appears that GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump, typically a fan the huge and dissolute, has been minimizing public perception of his debt.

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When Martin Shkreli Calls A Pharma Company Out, You Know It Screwed Up [Update]
August 20th, 2016, 10:45 PM

The extensive price hike for a vital, life-saving drug for many with allergies is causing concern among doctors, patients, and politicians—along with a guy responsible for an extensive price hike himself.

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The Only Thing That Would Make Us Feel Better Is if You Sent Us Trump's Tax Returns
August 19th, 2016, 10:45 PM

Have you heard? As of next week, beloved cuck advocacy website Gawker.com will officially be shutting down thanks to the machinations of a megalomaniacal seasteading vampire . It happens! And though it’s incredibly unfortunate, there is something you can do to make us feel just a little bit better: Send us Donald Trump’s tax returns.

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Gawker.com to End Operations Next Week
August 18th, 2016, 10:45 PM

After nearly fourteen years of operation, Gawker.com will be shutting down next week. The decision to close Gawker comes days after Univision successfully bid $135 million for Gawker Media’s six other websites, and three months after the Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel revealed his clandestine legal campaign against the company.

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Twitter Suspends 235,000 Accounts for Promoting Terrorism
August 18th, 2016, 10:45 PM

Twitter says it has suspended 235,000 accounts for promoting terrorism since February. That brings the total accounts suspended since June 2015 to 360,000.

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All the Best Gossip from Esquire's Jared Kushner Profile
August 18th, 2016, 10:45 PM

Amid Donald Trump’s spasmodic summer, one member of his campaign (and family) has received a growing amount of positive—or at least not explicitly negative—press: Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner. Today, however, Esquire has published a long and excellent profile with lots of good dirt, all about who is this smiling fellow who through his narrow greed and ambition has sold out his faith for a suicide ride on the Trump train.

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Popular Youtuber Creates Repulsive Propaganda Music Video For North Korea
August 18th, 2016, 10:45 PM

I’ve seen a lot of disgusting things in my years on the internet, but this video takes the cake.

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McDonald's Happy Meal Fitness Trackers Are Giving Kids Rashes
August 18th, 2016, 10:45 PM

McDonald’s will no longer be shipping fitness trackers with its Happy Meals. The fast-food giant is discontinuing the cheap step-counters it was set to include in kid’s meals because the plastic bands are giving children rashes.

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If You Drive For a Living, Look for Another Career
August 18th, 2016, 10:45 PM

There is nothing wrong with planning for the future. If you are a cab driver, or a truck driver, or an Uber driver, now is the time to plan for what you will do when your job disappears. And for what we should do for you.

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Why
August 18th, 2016, 10:45 PM
13 Dead in Louisiana as Some Return to Flooded Homes
August 18th, 2016, 10:45 PM

The death toll in Louisiana has risen to 13, ABC News reports. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson will visit the state on Thursday to review the federal government’s response to what Governor John Bel Edwards called “unprecedented” flooding.

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