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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 Robinson would be the most senior general overseeing North American activities. She “would also be the first ever female combatant commander,” Carter says. Read more onREAD MORE »


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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 people,” the customer wrote on the bill after stiffing pink-haired waitress Taelor May Beeck in Des Moines on Tuesday night. Read more on Newser…READ MORE »


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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 and pastors to refuse to serve same-sex couples, at least in theory—passed the Georgia legislature late Wednesday. Read more on Newser…READ MORE »


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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 drop out of the Utah debate, claiming on Wednesday that there have been “enough” debates already, and John Kasich dropped out soon after. Read more onREAD MORE »


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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 some pretty personal stuff, Vulture reports. There are 35 different lots available of the custom Lenox china produced for the Prince-Garcia marriage, much of it… READ MORE »


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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 injury coverage linked to his AIG policy to deflect his growing legal costs as he fights the defamation suits filed against him by 10 women… READ MORE »


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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 powder keg finally exploded with two drunk, music-loving women playing the part of the match. Read more on Newser…READ MORE »


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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 vaccines or follow-up medical exams to employees who may have been exposed to hepatitis B. Read more on Newser…READ MORE »


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Kim Kardashian threw a lot of shade on Twitter earlier this week in response to critics of her nude selfie, and if you weren’t quite convinced it was actually her behind the tweets … well, you’re not alone. “Wait I can’t believe people thought Kanye or Khloe hacked my Twitter. I swear I’m funny too!!!” READ MORE »


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It remains to be seen whether America’s first uterus transplant will be a success, but luck appears to be on the side of the first recipient: In what a Cleveland Clinic doctor says he considered an “act of God,” details of a matching donor appeared just minutes after the first patient’s name was put on… READ MORE »


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The former Los Angeles County prosecutor who failed to convict OJ Simpson of murder in 1995 says she would probably fail to convict now, for the same reason: Jurors who didn’t care whether he was guilty or not. In an interview for an NBC Dateline special, Marcia Clark says some of the nine black jurors… READ MORE »


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A Utah police officer who pulled over a car carrying iconic soul singer Gladys Knight was treated to an impromptu rendition of “Happy Birthday” Wednesday night. Knight was a passenger in the car stopped for speeding in the town about 40 miles south of Salt Lake City, Pleasant Grove Police Capt. Mike Roberts says. Officer… READ MORE »



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