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How America feels about Taylor Swift says more about us than her

The sheer gauziness of Taylor Swift’s celebrity is such that when people talk about her, they tend to reveal less about her and more about us, as a society. Swift has become a political and cultural cipher of sorts — at once nothing and everything. Between her fans and her detractors (there’s rarely an in-between),…MORE

Buttigieg rolls out plan to push for mental health care, fight addiction

South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg on Friday released a plan to combat addiction and provide mental health services, outlining a proposal that aims to reduce the stigma around mental health, penalizes insurance companies that do not offer mental health coverage and offers $10 billion in annual grants for communities to address the issues. The…MORE

‘We’re not stuck in our ways,’ says PGA Tour commissioner on slow play

Winning a golf tournament has never been more lucrative. The Masters’ winning purse increased to $11 million in 2017. Both the Players Championship and the US Open’s winning purse rocketed to $12.5 million last year. The winner of the FedEx Cup gets an eye-watering $15 million. Yet in recent weeks the sport has undergone something…MORE

Naomi Osaka: Tennis star takes on the CNN quickfire challenge

Quiet night in or a big night out? Lead singer or backing vocals? Grass court or hard court? Naomi Osaka may be one of the most exciting prospects in tennis, but how well do you know Japan’s first grand slam singles champion? The 21-year-old sprung to worldwide fame last year by winning the US Open…MORE

Hasbro scoops up Peppa Pig owner for $4 billion

Hasbro is buying the company that owns popular children’s cartoon Peppa Pig, expanding its push into entertainment with a bet on preschoolers. The US toymaker said Thursday that it has agreed to buy eOne for $4 billion. The entertainment company, which trades on the London Stock Exchange, also owns the animated brands PJ Masks and…MORE