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John Hinckley, Who Tried to Kill Reagan, Will Be Released

WASHINGTON — John W. Hinckley Jr., who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan in 1981, will be allowed to live permanently with his elderly mother in Williamsburg, Va., leaving the psychiatric hospital where he has been imprisoned for several decades, a federal judge ruled on Wednesday.
Judge Paul L. Friedman of the United States District Court [...]

 

Thursday July 28th, 2016 | No comments »


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Nintendo shares plummet after investors realize it doesn’t make Pokémon Go

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Pokemon Go on Apple iPhones.
Nintendo shares have skyrocketed since following Pokémon Go’s release and instant transformation into global cultural phenomenon, but they fell dramatically today after investors realized that Nintendo doesn’t actually make the game. Nintendo put out a statement after the close of trading on Friday pointing out that the bottom-line impact will be [...]

 

Monday July 25th, 2016 | No comments »


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Tom Brady can’t even play catch with other Patriots during his suspension

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The league’s most brutal opening schedule doesn’t belong to any of the 32 teams. It belongs to Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who’ll be forced to sit on the sideline and play catch with ball boys for the first four games of the team’s schedule — a stretch the Patriots should be able to survive with [...]

 

Monday July 25th, 2016 | No comments »


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Two killed, 16 injured in in shooting at Fort Myers, Fla., club; police say not linked to terrorism

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Fort Myers, Fla., police say a shooting in a nightclub killed at least two people early Monday, July 25. Some 16 other people were wounded. Authorities are searching for suspects. Fort Myers, Fla., police say a shooting in a nightclub killed at least two people early Monday, July 25. Some 16 other people were wounded. [...]

 

Monday July 25th, 2016 | No comments »


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Who Is Dana White and Why Is He Speaking at the Republican Convention?

 
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The UFC president is a “tough guy,” according to Trump.
The speaker list for Donald Trump’s Republican National Convention has been a bit different from past political conventions. Actors like Scott Baio spoke on Monday night. And on Tuesday, we will hear from Dana White, the president of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, a mixed martial arts [...]

 

Wednesday July 20th, 2016 | No comments »


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Random Thoughts On A Rather Random Session Of The Trumpified Convention

 
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Tiffany Trump, daughter of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, speaks during the Republican National Convention in Cleveland on Tuesday. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption
Tiffany Trump, daughter of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, speaks during the Republican National Convention in Cleveland on Tuesday.

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Tuesday night’s session of the Republican National Convention departed dramatically [...]

 

Wednesday July 20th, 2016 | No comments »


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Dale Earnhardt Jr. to miss New Hampshire race with concussion symptoms

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LOUDON, N.H. — Dale Earnhardt Jr. will miss Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway after experiencing concussion-like symptoms, his team announced Thursday.
Alex Bowman will replace Earnhardt in the Hendrick Motorsports No. 88 Chevrolet this weekend, and the team said it does not know when Earnhardt will return to the car. After New [...]

 

Friday July 15th, 2016 | No comments »


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Mick Jagger Is Reportedly Going to Be a Father Again

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tree is about to get another branch. A report out of England says that the Rolling Stones singer is going to be a father for the eighth time. He is 72, while his girlfriend, ballerina Melanie Hamrick, is 29.
An unnamed source on her side told the U.K. tabloid The Sun that she is more than [...]

 

Friday July 15th, 2016 | No comments »


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Truck rams Bastille Day crowd in Nice, France; at least 84 reported killed

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A truck rammed into a crowd celebrating Bastille Day in the French Riviera city of Nice on Thursday night, killing at least 84 people in an apparent terrorist attack in which the driver also opened fire on revelers before being shot dead by police.
The truck struck the crowd after a fireworks display for the French [...]

 

Friday July 15th, 2016 | No comments »


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Disney depiction of obese Polynesian god in film Moana sparks anger

 
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The depiction of a Polynesian character in a Disney film has prompted anger across the Pacific islands, with one New Zealand MP saying the portrayal of the god Maui as obese was “not acceptable”.
Jenny Salesa, who is of Tongan heritage, shared a picture on her Facebook account which said Disney’s rendering of Maui in the [...]

 

Wednesday July 6th, 2016 | No comments »