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What's Brexit, Anyway? All About the U.K.'s Vote to Leave the European Union – And Why It Matters to Americans

What's Brexit, Anyway? All About the U.K.'s Vote to Leave the European Union – And Why It Matters to Americans

Originally posted 06/23/2016 05:10AM

Today, Britons head to the polls for a referendum on whether they'll remain in the European Union. It's a history-making vote that the British have nicknamed "Brexit."

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J.K. Rowling Sends Flowers to Funeral of Orlando Victim Who Worked at Harry Potter Attraction

Originally posted 06/18/2016 05:35PM

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling sent a message of sympathy to Luis Vielma – one of the 49 victims who were killed in last Sunday's Orlando shooting at the Pulse nightclub.

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Fans React to Harry Potter and the Cursed Child's Opening Night – and the Magic Is Officially Back

Fans React to Harry Potter and the Cursed Child's Opening Night – and the Magic Is Officially Back

Originally posted 06/08/2016 10:25AM

Part one of the highly anticipated London stage production Harry Potter and the Cursed Child began previews on Tuesday night – and from the sound of it, the show is even more magical than one could have hoped.

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J.K. Rowling Responds to 'Racists' Upset by Harry Potter Casting: 'Hermione Can Be a Black Woman with My Absolute Blessing'

J.K. Rowling Responds to 'Racists' Upset by Harry Potter Casting: 'Hermione Can Be a Black Woman with My Absolute Blessing'

Originally posted 06/05/2016 12:35PM

J.K. Rowling has a message for any Internet "idiots" who took issue with the casting of black actress Noma Dumezweni as grown-up Hermione Granger in the forthcoming Harry Potter play:

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The Magic Is Back: New Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Cast Photos Feature First Look at Hermione and Ron's Family

The Magic Is Back: New Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Cast Photos Feature First Look at Hermione and Ron's Family

Originally posted 06/01/2016 03:00PM

After getting a glimpse of Harry Potter's family, it's time to meet the Granger-Weasleys.

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J.K. Rowling Defends Donald Trump's Right to Be 'Offensive': 'His Freedom to Speak Protects My Freedom to Call Him a Bigot'

Originally posted 05/17/2016 11:00AM

J.K. Rowling makes it clear she finds almost everything Donald Trump says "objectionable," but defends his right to say it.

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This Swedish Woman Standing up to Hundreds of Neo-Nazis Has Became a Symbol of Heroism Worldwide

This Swedish Woman Standing up to Hundreds of Neo-Nazis Has Became a Symbol of Heroism Worldwide

Originally posted 05/05/2016 05:40PM

An image of a woman standing up to 300 neo-Nazis during an anti-fascist rally has become a symbol of heroism across the world.

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Magical Moment: Harry Potter Stars Reunite at Wizarding World – but Say They Still Put Off Watching Themselves in the Films

Magical Moment: Harry Potter Stars Reunite at Wizarding World – but Say They Still Put Off Watching Themselves in the Films

Originally posted 04/06/2016 03:25PM

It was an enchanted reunion for a now-grownup group of acting alumni from the Harry Potter films, assembling to pay tribute to their cinematic alma mater Hogwarts as it debuted a lavish new outpost in Hollywood. Just don't ask them to watch themselves in the movies.

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