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Subpoena Surprise: Sam Nunberg, an attorney and former Trump campaign aide, called in to MSNBC to declare that he would refuse to cooperate with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. Yet that announcement is likely only to draw Mueller’s attention toward Nunberg—especially as Nunberg added that he thinks President Trump “may have done something during the election. But I don’t know that for sure.” Here’s what Nunberg might be trying to do.

As many critics predicted, Guillermo del Toro’s fantasy film was receiving the Academy Awards for Best Picture and Best Director, as well as two others. This year, the celebration of film’s greatest artists was undercut with a —the gender pay gap, racial) Yet these calls for equality, diversity, and unity were filtered through the Oscars’ gauzy aesthetic—and may have been

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