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More Magic! New J.K. Rowling Story Reveals Origins of American Hogwarts

Originally posted 06/28/2016 09:00AM

This past spring, J.K. Rowling began to reveal the secrets of the American wizarding world with the first installment of her series The History of Magic in North America. While the short stories posted to the author's online portal, Pottermore, briefly touched on the subject of schooling and the U.S.' Hogwarts equivalent, Ilvermorny, much was left unsaid about the mysterious institution ahead of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them's Nov. 18 release date.

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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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