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A woman who calls herself a witch priestess is taking the self-proclaimed “world’s best-known warlock” to court over accusations of harassment. Lori Sforza, who runs a witchcraft shop and leads a pagan church in Salem, Mass., filed for court-ordered protection against harassment from Christian Day, whom she accuses of harassing her online and over the… READ MORE »


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It’s early, but it’s a safe bet that Donald Trump already has uttered the line that will get the most attention of all the candidates on Monday: “My father gave me a small loan of $1 million.” He made the comment at a town hall event in New Hampshire hosted by “The Today Show, reports Politico. When… READ MORE »


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Chris Rock will host this year’s Oscars, the Academy Awards announced Wednesday. It’s actually a return gig for the 50-year-old comedian and actor, who hosted 11 years ago. The Los Angeles Times recounts that he received “wildly divisive reviews” on that first go-round. Read more on Newser…READ MORE »


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Family and friends say they have hope as contradictory reports surface on the condition of former NBA player Lamar Odom, who remains in a coma in a Las Vegas hospital. TMZ reports doctors say Odom’s heart function was much better Friday morning and the 35-year-old is improving. But an anonymous hospital source tells USA TodayREAD MORE »


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Yes, this is really happening: Donald Trump is hosting “Saturday Night Live” on Nov. 7, reports NBC, which notes that the gig falls almost exactly one year before the presidential election on Nov. 8, 2016. Trump last hosted the show in April 2004; this time around, the musical guest will be Sia. Read more on Newser…READ MORE »


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The gunman who killed nine people at an Oregon community college said in writings he left behind that everyone else was “crazy” and ranted about not having a girlfriend, a law enforcement official says. The official—who is familiar with the ongoing investigation but wasn’t authorized to speak publicly—also says the mother of 26-year-old gunman Christopher… READ MORE »


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There’s been another shocking revelation in what has already been a twisty week for the alleged rape case against hockey star Patrick Kane. Just two days after it was reported that the evidence bag that apparently once contained the alleged victim’s rape kit was found open and abandoned at her mother’s front door, authorities are… READ MORE »


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The university instructor accused of killing his girlfriend and a colleague called police telling them he killed the woman at the home they shared in Mississippi, where investigators found a note of apology, police said today. Police in Gautier said they found a note reading: “I am so sorry I wish I could take it… READ MORE »


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With Donald Trump out, Arnold Schwarzenegger is in. NBC has named Schwarzenegger the new host of “Celebrity Apprentice,” Entertainment Weekly reports, setting off a host of jokes on Twitter about what the action star/former governor’s catchphrase will be:

@berringer452: “I guess instead of being fired the contestants will now be terminated.”
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Apple is unveiling its new toys in San Francisco today, including the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S Plus, a bigger iPad, and an update to Apple TV:

Phones: The new models have faster processors, sharper cameras (12 megapixels), stronger frames, and a feature called 3D Touch, which allows easy access to frequent… READ MORE »


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“If there is such a thing as employing yellowface in poetry, this has to be it.” That’s what Korean-American blogger Phil Yu, known as Angry Asian Man, has to say about Michael Derrick Hudson, a white poet whose poem was chosen for The Best American Poetry 2015 anthology—written under the pen name Yi-Fen Chou, the Washington PostREAD MORE »


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7-Eleven has announced it will begin delivery service in five US cities in an effort to “redefine convenience,” as one executive puts it in L.A. Biz. So what does redefined convenience look like? The Chicago Tribune reports that for $20, 7-Eleven and new partner DoorDash will bring you a “Date Night Pack,” which includes chocolate chip… READ MORE »


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Gefilte fish and a “louche alcoholic” in the House: In its latest Hillary Clinton email dump, the State Department released 4,368 documents adding up to more than 7,000 pages last night, and while they may not provide much ammunition for her 2016 rivals, there are plenty of insights into her time at the department. Around… READ MORE »


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The man accused of raping a 15-year-old girlwhile they were students at a prestigious New Hampshire boarding school was found guilty of misdemeanor sexual assault but acquitted of more serious felony charges today, the Boston Globe reports. The victim claims Owen Labrie, 18 at the time, forced sexual intercourse on her—ignoring her pleas to stop… READ MORE »


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Ohio women, take note: Soon you may be unable to get an abortion if you’re doing it to avoid having a baby with Down syndrome. The state’s legislature—most of which is pro-life—appears poised to approve such a bill this fall and send it to Gov. John Kasich. He has signed abortion restrictions before, reports the… READ MORE »


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Is jail in Caitlyn Jenner’s future? The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has wrapped up its investigation of a fatal car accident and thinks Jenner should be charged with vehicular manslaughter. The department will make the recommendation to the local DA, who will have the final say. Investigators concluded that Jenner was driving “unsafe for… READ MORE »


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Rosie O’Donnell’s teen daughter has been reported missing in Nyack, New York, according to a post on the celeb’s website. It says police are looking for Chelsea, 17, who left home last Tuesday with her therapy dog and hasn’t been seen since. The post doesn’t make clear why the girl needs a therapy dog, but… READ MORE »


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An incident report from the University of Central Florida says the school has suspended a fraternity after a recording surfaced of at least one member chanting offensive statements about rape, per the Orlando Sentinel. “There’s a brother yelling obscenities, like ‘Let’s rape some [expletives], rape some sluts’ and then yelling, ‘Rape’ over and over again,” READ MORE »



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