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Wednesday, Oct 18

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A Teen Who Allegedly Helped His Friend Kill Herself — And Filmed Her Death — Is Facing A Murder Trial

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On April 19, Tyerell Joe Przybycien, an 18-year-old from Spanish Fork, Utah, texted a friend, saying, "What you do if you knew a friend was trying to commit suicide?" The friend replied that he would "talk them out of it." Przybycien,…

Trump Sends Father Of Slain Soldier Promised $25,000 Check — Four Months Later

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Chris Baldridge, the father of Army Cpl. Dillon Baldridge, said President Trump called him and then promised him $25,000. The same day he told the Washington Post he never received the money, the White House said a check had been sent.

Here’s How A Controversial Study About Kids And Cookies Turned Out To Be Wrong — And Wrong Again

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Last month, a controversial study about the food choices of elementary school students was retracted for statistical errors and replaced with a new analysis. But the updated version is also seriously flawed, undermining the study’s premise…

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Frank Ocean Just Won The Defamation Lawsuit His Father Filed Against Him

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Calvin Cooksey sued Ocean earlier this year for claiming Cooksey used a gay slur.

Two Google Execs Donated To Lawmakers On The Senate Intel Committee This Year

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Two Google executives donated to senators serving on the senate intelligence committee that began investigating Russian election meddling in January.

Channing Tatum Has Pulled His Movie About A Sexually Abused Boy From The Weinstein Company

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Channing Tatum announced he will no longer develop his film, about a sexually abused 17-year-old boy, with The Weinstein Company. The company was producing Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock, Tatum's directorial debut alongside Reid Carolin.

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This Singer-Songwriter Is Stepping Back From Music After Admitting To Sexual Assault

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"This is obviously a serious matter that goes beyond the remit of being a record label," a rep for Captured Tracks said in a statement.

Tom Brady Is A Health Nut. He's Also An Investor In A Candy Startup.

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Since last month, when his lifestyle book The TB12 Method debuted, football star Tom Brady has spread his unique nutritional wisdom far and wide, offering a roadmap to health and "a lifetime of sustained peak performance."

Police Are Searching For This Man Suspected Of Killing 3 People In A Shooting Spree

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The suspect allegedly killed three people at his workplace, before driving to his hometown and opening fire again.

Twitter's Algorithm Needs To Chill, Says Its Users

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Twitter is constantly testing and tweaking the algorithm that shows its users "the best tweets first" in their timelines. But within the past month or so, the algorithm has started filling some people's timelines with such old tweets they…

The Zodiac Spiller

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And that's when things escalated. Sasse made a joke referencing a conspiracy theory, which Donald Trump promoted during the 2016 presidential campaign, that Ted Cruz's father was involved in the JFK assassination.

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Twitter Was Warned Repeatedly About This Fake Account Run By A Russian Troll Farm And Refused To Take It Down

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Twitter took 11 months to close a Russian troll account that claimed to speak for the Tennessee Republican Party even after that state's real GOP notified the social media company that the account was a fake.

Someone In Congress Seems To Be Trolling A Twitter Bot That Tracks Wikipedia Edits

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Congress appears to be getting something done this year after all!

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This Man Started A Facebook Group That Built A Community For UPS Drivers To Share Dogs They Meet On Routes

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Members of the group told BuzzFeed News drivers will use their work breaks to play with pups, and use their own money to buy and give treats to them on their routes.

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For These Veterans, Growing Pot Isn't Just A Job, It's A Cause

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Steven Passmore, an Army veteran of the Iraq war, plants young marijuana clones in soil at THC Design in Los Angeles.

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Blac Chyna Sues All Of The Kardashians As Legal Fight Heats Up

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Blac Chyna attends the BET Hip Hop Awards 2017 on Oct. 6, 2017, in Miami Beach, Florida.

McKayla Maroney Says She Was Sexually Abused By Her Team Doctor Beginning When She Was 13

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McKayla Maroney, a two-time Olympic medalist, said on Wednesday that she was sexually abused by her former USA Women Gymnastics and Olympics team doctor, Larry Nassar. Maroney tweeted that Nassar began molesting her when she was 13 and…

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The FBI Releases A Document That Suggests Comey Drafted His Statement On Clinton's Emails Months Ahead Of Time

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The FBI released a document Monday that suggests former FBI Director James Comey began drafting his July 2016 statement about Hillary Clinton's emails months ahead of its release.

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Trolled War Tactics

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BuzzFeed News spoke to four people who organized black rights protests and taught self-defense classes after being contacted by Russian trolls pretending to be US activists.

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This Is What A 21st-Century Police State Really Looks Like

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Far from the booming metropolis of Beijing, China is building a sprawling system that combines dystopian technology and human policing. “It’s a kind of frontline laboratory for surveillance.”

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A University President Defended Posters That Encouraged LGBT Students To Kill Themselves

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Cleveland State University’s president later apologized for failing to “express personal outrage” over the anti-LGBT posters found on campus that he said were protected as free speech.

It's Just Getting Worse For "Megyn Kelly Today"

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Megyn Kelly; Nathan Congleton / NBC; The trouble for Megyn Kelly Today and NBC News is getting worse.

Tuesday, Oct 17

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21 Epic Pictures From The "Star Wars: Episode I" Premiere In 1999

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Liz Wohlker from Arlington, Virginia, does her hair like Princess Leia while waiting in line to purchase tickets for Star Wars: Episode I — The Phantom Menace at the Uptown Theater in Washington, DC, on May 12, 1999.

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Harvey Weinstein Recast Lead Role Because She Wasn't "Fuckable," Director Says

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Filmmaker Michael Caton-Jones told BuzzFeed News on Monday the real reason he was dropped from the 1998 cult classic B. Monkey wasn’t creative differences, as it was reported at the time, but because Harvey Weinstein thought his pick for…

Two Officers Who Were Recorded Dragging A Doctor Off A United Flight Have Been Fired

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Two security officers who forcibly dragged a doctor off a United flight in April have been fired over the incident, following an investigation by Chicago's inspector general.

Amazon's Roy Price Is Now Gone From The Company

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After being suspended last week amid sexual harassment allegations, the head of Amazon Studios has "resigned."

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Ad Industry Insiders Profited From An Ad Fraud Scheme That Researchers Say Stole Millions Of Dollars

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Some of the world’s biggest brands were ripped off by a digital fraud scheme that used a network of websites connected to US advertising industry insiders to steal what experts say could be millions of dollars, a BuzzFeed News…

Heavens To Betsy ⚖️

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A group of 18 Democratic attorneys general is suing the Trump administration over its oversight of for-profit colleges, saying that the Education Department's refusal to enforce a regulation punishing predatory career programs "leaves…

Newest Wrinkle In Russia Election Meddling: Troll Farm Reportedly Sent Employees To US

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The vice chair of the Senate committee investigating Russian meddling in the US election said he was concerned about new revelations that a St. Petersburg troll farm had sent operatives to the US and linked up with activists here.

Live Updates: Stubborn California Wildfires Keep Firefighters Strapped Thin As Evacuees Wait To Return Home

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As winds died down on Sunday, officials started to lift evacuation orders in parts of the state. At least 41 people have died and more than 5,700 homes been destroyed as a result of the disaster.