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Rowling’s Harry Potter Writing Chair Sells For $394K

The humble chair J.K. Rowling sat on while writing the first two books of the Harry Potter series was auctioned in New York City on Wednesday for $394,000. An anonymous private…

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San Francisco First US City To OK Paid Parental Leave

What do the United States and Papua New Guinea have in common? Per theInternational Labor Organization, they’re the only two countries out of 185 that don’t have national paid parental…

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Hulu Show Yanked Out Of NC Over LGBT Law

First San Francisco banned non-essential travel to the Tar Heel State. Now TV and movie production companies are continuing their exodus out of North Carolina over a new law preventing local…

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New Sex Harassment Rules Defined For Cabbies

New York City officials are updating harassment rules to spell out exactly what taxi and hire car drivers can’t do—like make sexual suggestions, touch, be touched by, or ejaculate on…

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Cara Delevingne Reveals Struggle With ‘Self Hatred’

Cara Delevingne took a break from modeling, and while many speculated she was quitting the business entirely so she could focus on her acting career, the British model revealed on…

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Mathematicians Reveal ‘True Protagonist’ on Game of Thrones

There are so many characters inGame of Thrones it’s hard to keep them straight, let alone identify the main character. Mathematicians Andrew Beveridge and a student from Macalester College turned…

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Batman V Superman Is Pretty—And Pretty Dumb

Everyone loves Batman and Superman, just apparently not when they’re trying to rip each other’s heads off. While audiences give Batman v Superman a 74% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes,…

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Say Yes To The Dress Bride: Show Will Ruin My Wedding

If you were invited to Alexandra Godino’s May wedding, tune into TLC at 9pm Friday night and you can get a sneak peek of the bridal gown she’ll be wearing.

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Jian Ghomeshi Not Guilty of Sexual Assault

Ex-CBC broadcaster Jian Ghomeshi on Thursday wrapped up the first of two sexual-assault trials he faces, and the verdict came back not guilty, the Globe and Mail reports. An Ontario judge…

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Now Romney Is Slighting Trump’s Wives

First, he voted for Ted Cruz. Now, Mitt Romney is “practically leading the anti-Donald Trump effort,” as Mediaite puts it. Case in point: While at the National Republican Congressional Committee…

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New Study Proves It: Blondes Aren’t Dumb

Next time you make a dumb blonde joke you may be the true butt of it: Researchers at Ohio State University analyzed 10,878 Americans who took part in the National…

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UK Wants Public To Name Vessel, Gets ‘Boaty McBoatface’

When the Natural Environment Research Council in the UK put the naming of its $300 million Antarctic survey vessel to a public vote online, well, the Internet had a little…

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This Could Be Our First-Ever Female Combatant Commander

President Obama will name Air Force General Lori Robinson to lead the military’s Northern Command, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Friday. It’s one of the top US military positions and…

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Waitress Stiffed For ‘Not Looking Normal’

Customers failing to leave tips is a daily fact of life in the restaurant business, though a diner’s excuse in Iowa was outstandingly bad: “Tips are only for normal looking…

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Georgia Passes Anti-Gay Bill, May Face Economic Backlash

Gay rights advocates say discrimination could soon be legal in Georgia if Gov. Nathan Deal signs a bill now on his desk. The controversial Religious Liberty Bill—which would allow churches…

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Fox Cancels Monday’s Debate

Fox News, apparently uninterested in hosting a forum in which Ted Cruz debates, alone, on live national TV, has canceled Monday’s GOP presidential debate. Donald Trump was the first to…

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You Could Own Prince’s 50-Piece Wedding China Set

Nate D. Sanders Auctions is selling 95 pieces of Prince memorabilia, and thanks to the fact that some of it was owned by Prince’s ex-wife, Mayte Garcia, you can buy…

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Cosby Wants Home Insurance to Cover Legal Costs

Why anyone other than Bill Cosby should care about Bill Cosby’s homeowners insurance may at first seem a mystery. But the beleaguered comedian is apparently taking advantage of the personal…

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Airline Passengers Brawl Over Loud Music

Let’s be honest, those moments after a plane lands but before it reaches its gate are always a powder keg thanks to cooped-up flyers anxious for freedom. On Wednesday, that…

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James Deen In More Trouble, Now Over Condom Use

James Deen, already under fire for alleged sexual assault, is now under more fire. California OSHA officials say the porn star’s production company didn’t use condoms and then didn’t offer…

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