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    Avril Lavigne Is the Most Dangerous Celeb OnlineNo one is safe from the Lavigne.
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    Things President Trump Has Condemned Other Than White NationalistsThe president declined to condemn white nationalists on Saturday, but he’s sure summoned the will to condemn just about everything else.
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    All 151 Pokémon in Pokémon Go, RankedGoddamn Rattata.
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    Thanks, Obama!Including the disappearance of aerosol hairspray. 
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    The 15 Best Moments From 2015’s Giant Pumpkin CoveragePeople who love great pumpkins really, really love them.
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    Jeb Bush’s ‘Death Spiral’ Has Donors and Strategists Feeling MorbidThere’s talk of hospice care.
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    7 Ways to Show You Don’t Want to Be SpeakerFirst, prepare a look of utter disgust and revulsion (which shouldn’t be too hard given the job we’re talking about).
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    Timeline Shows Spiders Have Been Plotting Our Demise for YearsAnd sorry if you weren’t worrying but are now. 
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    Salt Lake City Tops the Advocate’s List of Gayest CitiesThis is not based on statistics or evidence.
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    Things People Have Eaten in the Presence of Bloomberg Reporter Max AbelsonThe former ‘Observer’ reporter is an astute observer of the menu.
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    St. Louis Named America’s Most Dangerous City, New York Not Even in Top 200According to one study, anyway.
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    Ten iPhone Apps We’d Like to SeeIPhone applications become more outlandish by the day. Here are ten that might not be as implausible as we think.
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    Where Are All Our Lady Gurus?The ‘WSJ’ has compiled a list of the most influential business gurus, and estrogen levels are way down…
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    Nearly One in Three Influential Americans Are New Yorkers!Proving that even highfalutin big-thinkers can indulge themselves in newsstand-boosting top-X rankings, the new issue of The Atlantic brings a list of, as its cover proclaims, “The 100 Most Influential Americans of All Time.” By our count, 31 of them are New Yorkers. (FDR, at No. 4, is the top-ranking New Yorker.) That includes those who were come from the city (say, Teddy Roosevelt, No. 15, born on the East 20th Street, just a few doors down from Danny Meyer’s not-yet-existent Gramercy Tavern, in 1858) and those born elsewhere who lived and made their mark here (say, Hartford-born Frederick Law Olmsted, No. 49, the designer of Central and Prospect Parks). Prominent death here — or, at least, a prominent tomb here — works, too. (Hello, No. 12 Ulysses Grant.) We didn’t cross state lines to include the suburbs (New Jersey governor Woodrow Wilson, No. 10, does not make our list), but we were willing to go upstate (we’ll include Betty Friedan, No. 77, who made the beds, shopped for groceries, matched slipcover material, ate peanut-butter sandwiches with her children, and chauffeured Cub Scouts and Brownies in Rockland County). Other states may lay claim on some (San Simeon might make one think of William Randolph Hearst, No. 80, as a Californian), but there’s good reason to call them New Yorkers, too (Hearst Corporation is headquartered in midtown, and the Chief ran for mayor and governor here). And lending your name to a school in Riverdale does not make you, by our standards, a New Yorker. (Sorry, Horace Mann, No. 56. School notwithstanding, you’re a Massachusetts guy.) After the jump, our 31. Did we miss anyone? Include someone we shouldn’t have? Let us know.