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An autopsy says natural causes claimed the life of a North...

An autopsy says natural causes claimed the life of a North Carolina prosecutor found dead at home last year amid attention over “The Staircase” documentary series.Freda Black helped prosecute the 2001 killing examined by the documentary. An autopsy released Monday by the state medical examiner cited liver disease due to alcoholism as the cause of death.Police have said Black was found dead last July and the 57-year-old’s death didn’t appear suspicious.

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BLOCKBUSTER makes its last stand in Oregon

Any fan of nostalgia will love this… BLOCKBUSTER is making its final stand in Oregon because .. well….. the manager says they are just stubborn.This is the AP dispatch, for the record, on the issue:BEND, Ore. (AP) — There are challenges that come with running the last Blockbuster Video on the planet.The computer system must be rebooted using floppy disks that only the general manager — a solid member of Gen X — knows how to use. The dot-matrix printer broke, so employees write out membership cards by hand. And the store’s business transactions are backed up on a reel-to-reel tape that can’t be replaced because Radio Shack went out of business.Yet none of that has kept this humble franchise in an Oregon strip mall from thriving as the advent of on-demand movie streaming laid waste all around it. When a Blockbuster in Australia shuts its doors for the last time on March 31, the Bend store will be the only one left on Earth.“It’s pure stubbornness, for one. We didn’t want to give in,” sa…

Netflix drops AUNT BECKY

It’s over…According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lori Laughlin won’t appear on the upcoming fifth season of Netflix’s popular family sitcom Fuller House..Laughlin, who played Aunt Becky on the original Full House and portrayed her again in a guest-starring role on Fuller House, appeared in 13 of the new show’s 57 episodes.The fifth season of Fuller House, which hasn’t started filming yet, is set to premiere on Netflix this fall. Sources told THR that the show’s production won’t be impacted by the drama surrounding Laughlin.

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Officials in Macon County, Alabama said that the reality star...

Officials in Macon County, Alabama said that the reality star MAMA JUNE was charged Monday morning over an arrest that occurred last Wednesday following an alleged domestic dispute between the star and boyfriend, Geno Doak.


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THIS IS A DEVELOPING STORY... OF NOT SO EPIC PROPORTIONS: A...

THIS IS A DEVELOPING STORY... OF NOT SO EPIC PROPORTIONS: A 24-year-old Staten Island man was arrested Saturday in the shooting death of a reputed Gambino crime family boss, and investigators reportedly believe the murder of Francesco Cali outside his home was a domestic incident and not a mob slaying.Anthony Comello was apprehended in New Jersey Saturday on charges that he shot Cali 10 times outside the alleged mobster’s Staten Island home.Comello was tracked down in part because of his pickup truck that was seen on surveillance footage near the murder. The truck rammed into another vehicle outside Cali’s house, which lured the mobster outside the home. Comello also reportedly left his fingerprints on a license plate he handed to Cali moments before the shooting; Comello had no criminal history but was in a database after he was fingerprinted for a rifle permit.Police later found the damaged pickup truck outside Comello’s parents’ house. He was arrested without incident early Saturda…

Jack the Ripper’s identity may finally have been revealed by DNA from scene

Jack the Ripper’s identity may finally have been revealed by DNA from scene Has science finally found the match?
JACK the Ripper who stalked London more than 130 years ago was a demon barber with a taste for human flesh, according to startling new scientific evidence.
A blood-covered shawl found at one of the murder scenes is believed to contain DNA from both butchered victim Catherine Eddowes and the world’s most infamous serial killer.


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First world problems abound: This is what millennials are worried about

First world problems abound This is what millennials are worried about.
Here are the top 20 stressful scenarios reported by millennials:

1. Losing wallet/credit card
2. Arguing with partner
3. Commute/traffic delays
4. Losing phone
5. Arriving late to work
6. Slow WiFi
7. Phone battery dying
8. Forgetting passwords
9. Credit card fraud
10. Forgetting phone charger
11. Losing/misplacing keys
12. Paying bills
13. Job interviews
14. Phone screen breaking
15. Credit card bills
16. Check engine light coming on
17. School loan payments
18. Job security
19. Choosing what to wear
20. Washing dishes
More: https://www.studyfinds.org/survey-millennials-life-more-stressful-than-ever-before/
Stress Mess: 3 In 5 Millennials Say Life More Stressful Now Than Ever Before - Study Finds

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We made it through December .. and we’re fineA huge fireball exploded in the Earth’s atmosphere in...

We made it through December .. and we’re fineA huge fireball exploded in the Earth’s atmosphere in December, according to Nasa. The blast was the second largest of its kind in 30 years, and the biggest since the fireball over Chelyabinsk in Russia six years ago. But it went largely unnoticed until now because it blew up over the Bering Sea, off Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula.Military satellites picked up the blast.. NASA and the AIR FORCE were notified..At about noon local time on 18 December, the asteroid barrelled through the atmosphere at a speed of 32km/s, on a steep trajectory of seven degrees.Measuring several metres in size, the space rock exploded 25.6km above the Earth’s surface, with an impact energy of 173 kilotons.

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Investigators find similarities between Ethiopian and Lion Air crashes

Investigators find similarities between Ethiopian and Lion Air crashes: Preliminary data recovered from the black boxes of last week’s Ethiopian Airlines crash has revealed “similarities” to October’s fatal Lion Air crash, the Ethiopian Minister of Transport said Sunday.Dagmawit Moges said that investigators have recovered all relevant data from the black boxes.Moges did not provide additional details about the purported “similarities” between the two crashes but said they would be “subject to further investigation.”

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SUNDAY MORNING LIVE: DONALD TRUMP ASKS IF THE FCC SHOULD...

SUNDAY MORNING LIVE: DONALD TRUMP ASKS IF THE FCC SHOULD INVESTIGATE SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE!The FEC examines improper campaign contributions while the FCC originated the fairness doctrine - a regulation that requires the news give equal time to both sides. However the doctrine was discontinued in 1987 and is no longer on the books. Additionally, when it was used by the FCC as a method of distributing television and radio licenses, it was found not to apply to elected officials.Also, ‘Saturday Night Live’ is a comedy show and its satire is protected free speech.

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Historic flooding has followed in the wake of the “bomb cyclone”...

Historic flooding has followed in the wake of the “bomb cyclone” that rammed into the central U.S. this week, with USA Today reporting that Nebraska experienced what may be the worst floods in half a century.Flooding has continued in swathes of Iowa, Missouri, and Nebraska, according to CNN.
A bomb cyclone occurs when—as happened last week when a storm that began to form in the Southwest swept across the Central U.S.—pressure drops dramatically in a short period of time, a phenomenon known as “explosive bombogenesis.” It’s rare for one to happen in the inland U.S., and this week’s storm resulted in severe weather across a massive stretch of the country.

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SKY NEWS TAKEN OFF THE AIR IN NEW ZEALAND OVER SHOOTING FOOTAGE...

SKY NEWS TAKEN OFF THE AIR IN NEW ZEALAND OVER SHOOTING FOOTAGE DISTRESS!MORE…The controversy was over Sky News Australia replaying footage from the infamous video streamed by the murderer during the rampage.New Zealand police advised people not to show the footage in a tweet sent on Thursday. “Police are aware there is extremely distressing footage relating to the incident in Christchurch circulating online,” it read. We would strongly urge that the link not be shared. We are working to have any footage removed.“Nevertheless, News Corp’s Sky News Australia continued showing the footage, which prompted the pulling of the plug.

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Olivia Jade was 'literally never at school,' she jokes in 2018 video

Olivia Jade was 'literally never at school,' she jokes in 2018 video: MORE…Fans and viewers were quick to take to the comments section, voicing their displeasure.“I honestly found it very disappointing when you said you care more about parties and tailgates rather than your education. If you hate school so much why go to college?” one commenter said, according to People magazine. “And it’s honestly insulting when tons of people can’t even afford to go to college but want to.”“Dang must be nice to only go to school for the game days, or to party…,” another user wrote sarcastically, the outlet reported. “Here I am going cause I would be the first of my family’s generation to have a degree and better opportunities.”After reading the backlash from the comments to the video, she posted a second video apology titled “im sorry,” saying she was “disappointed in herself.”

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WHY JAMES GUNN WAS FIRED! 

WHY JAMES GUNN WAS FIRED!
 According to Deadline, James Gunn, years before working on the Disney-Marvel franchise, tweeted, “I like when little boys touch me in my silly place” and “The best thing about being raped is when you’re done being raped, and it’s like ‘whew, this feels great, not being raped!” Gunn, at the time, must have somehow perceived these tweets as humorous; however, how he could think so bewilders most..
social media… will… get you …
James Gunn even went on to post inappropriate tweets about the Holocaust, AIDS, and the 9/11 attack. Looking for humor in the wrong places, Disney went on to fire the director from Guardians of the Galaxy. According to Deadline, the Walt Disney Studio Chairman Alan Horn stated:


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Accused Christchurch massacre gunman Brenton Harrison Tarrant...

Accused Christchurch massacre gunman Brenton Harrison Tarrant makes a white power gesture from behind a glass window..… during a brief appearance in court..MORE..At the beginning of the hearing he appeared to have a faint smile on his face, but it faded into a neutral expression as the hearing continued.Security was tight, with about six security guards and police in total, the guards wearing black protective vests.No members of the public were allowed to attend except for media ‘in the interest of public safety’, the judge said.Tarrant was remanded in custody. His duty lawyer did not apply for bail. Nor did he apply for suppression on information of the proceedings.The hearing was all over in just a few minutes, with Tarrant taking one final look at those gathered and marched away. Some victims’ relatives were waiting at the front doors to the court.

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Mass shootings at New Zealand mosques kill 49

Mass shootings at New Zealand mosques kill 49; 1 man charged At least 49 people were killed in mass shootings at two mosques full of worshippers attending Friday prayers on what the prime minister called “one of New Zealand’s darkest days.”
One man was arrested and charged with murder in what appeared to be a carefully planned racist attack. Police also defused explosive devices in a car.
Two other people were being held in custody and police said they were trying to determine how they might be involved.
This reporting from the U.K. DAILY MAIL:
The gunman, who identified himself as Brenton Tarrant from Grafton, NSW, Australia, stormed the Al Noor Mosque in Christchurch on the country’s South Island about 1.30pm, opening fire with a semi-automatic shotgun and a rifle on about 100 defenceless worshippers attending Friday prayers. A sickening 17-minute video of the unfolding horror shows the self-confessed white supremacist dressed in army fatigues firing mercilessly at people scrambling…

‘Brain orgasms’? The ASMR relaxation trend seducing the internet

‘Brain orgasms’? The ASMR relaxation trend seducing the internet Mind orgasms associated with ASMR..
The subgenre’s velvety qualities have some people dubbing ASMR sexual: China began censoring it last year, saying web users were releasing porn under its veil.
But experts have likened ASMR to massage or yoga, saying it’s not inherently sexual, but can be suggestive.


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Could an old fault line be coming back to life?

Could an old fault line be coming back to life ? Seismologists said a third small earthquake happened Wednesday across the state line from the Panhandle area, even as questions continue about a mysterious rumble that rattled some homes across the Space Coast on Friday.

The latest earthquake took place about 1:27 a.m. in Flomaton, Alabama, which sits along the state line, just north of the town of Century and 175 miles south of Montgomery.

The incident, a magnitude 2.3 earthquake, had a depth of about 3 miles and shook the small town Tuesday night, making it the third earthquake to be detected in the area in less than a week. A 3.1 magnitude earthquake hit near the same Alabama town on Monday. No damages were reported in either case.


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Parents Blame Elementary School’s Cell Tower After 4th Student Diagnosed With Cancer

Parents Blame Elementary School’s Cell Tower After 4th Student Diagnosed With Cancer A fourth child has been diagnosed with cancer at a San Joaquin County elementary school, and parents believe it’s because of radiation caused by a cell phone tower.

The towers are spread throughout the community, but it’s this particular one that parents say needs to go.

“We had a doctor tell us that it’s 100 percent environmental, the kind of tumor that he has,” said Monica Ferrulli.


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Gambino crime family boss Frank Cali shot dead outside Staten Island home

Gambino crime family boss Frank Cali shot dead outside Staten Island home Cali is the first mob boss to be slain in New York City since a fresh-faced John Gotti ordered the murder of then-Gambino boss Paul Castellano in 1985 at Sparks steakhouse in Midtown.


“Even Gotti had more respect,” one police source told The Post. “He did it out in Manhattan.”

Cali was rushed to Staten Island University Hospital North, where he was declared dead.

A 911 caller reported hearing six or seven shots at the scene, but it was unclear how many bullets struck Cali, police sources said.

Residents in the neighborhood were spooked by the old-time rub out in the quiet neighborhood.

“I’ve seen the [mob] movies . . . but I’ve never seen any activity that we feel at all that there’s something strange about this area,” said Prashant Ranyal, 39, who lives blocks from the scene.


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CAPTAIN MARVEL GETS THE BEST OPENING WEEKEND MOVIE SO FAR THIS YEAR

Captain Marvel surpassed expectations this weekend and easily clinched the best opening weekend of any movie in the U.S. this year. 
The latest Marvel feature, led by Brie Larson, brought the domestic box office a boost during a typically low sales time of year, with a whopping $153 million in ticket sales since its Friday premiere. 

The movie's opening weekend was the seventh best of any in the 21-film Marvel Cinematic Universe franchise. 
The film—the first in the franchise with a female protagonist—also raked in an estimated $455 million globally.
And the movie could have also given us the best STAN LEE cameo yet..

Facebook bans Elizabeth Warren Facebook ads!!

Talk about sensitive!
Facebook just banned some ads that presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren placed on its service.. apparently the insult hit too close to home for Mark Zuckerberg's comfort...


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Facebook has removed several ads placed by Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s presidential campaign that called for the breakup of Facebook and other tech giants.

The ads, which had identical images and text, touted Warren's recently announced plan to unwind "anti-competitive" tech mergers, including Facebook’s acquisition of WhatsApp and Instagram.

POLITICO REPORTING:

“Three companies have vast power over our economy and our democracy. Facebook, Amazon, and Google," read the ads, which Warren's campaign had placed Friday. "We all use them. But in their rise to power, they’ve bulldozed competition, used our private information for profit, and tilted the playing field in their favor.”
A message on the three ads reads: “This ad was taken down because it goes against…

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