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Antonia Noori Farzan is a reporter on The Washington Post's Morning Mix team. Before joining The Post, she was a staff writer at the Phoenix New Times.
In recent years, federal workers have been given Monday off whenever Christmas Day falls on a Tuesday.
Amid the backdrop of the unpopular and seemingly interminable war, Muntadhar al-Zaidi was praised as a “David and Goliath figure" and received multiple offers of marriage.
"This is an outcome that I really, truly, in my heart didn’t think would happen,” Gov. Jim Justice told reporters, calling the rescue “a Christmas blessing.”
Doing so is “inherently deceitful,” according to etiquette experts.
After five days in jail, Jazmine Headley, 23, was released Tuesday night.
According to one eyewitness, it all started because there weren't enough chairs to go around.
State Rep. David Stringer's claim that nonwhite immigrants have failed to assimilate revealed "blatant racism,” the district's superintendent wrote.
Since 2000, Pantone has been analyzing trends in order to predict what color will be ubiquitous in the coming year. Recently, the company has hinted that it’s hoping to influence society, too.
"For someone who's had to apologize so much, you'd really think Lena Dunham would be better at it," wrote one critic on Twitter.
The memorable epithets easily lend themselves to hashtags, memes and headlines. But whether they're a productive way of calling attention to the experiences of black Americans is a matter of debate.