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The movement to ditch the Confederate flag is now steamrolling along: Amazon and eBay today forbid the sale of any flag-related merchandise, reports CNN. (Walmart already did so, as did Sears.) An eBay spokesperson provides an explanation that is beginning to sound familiar after images surfaced of Charleston shooting suspect Dylann Roof posing with the… READ MORE »


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Here’s hoping Bigo gets a well-deserved treat this week. The service dog was crossing the street with his owner, Audrey Stone, yesterday in Brewster, NY, when a mini school bus came toward Stone, who’s legally blind, reports the Journal News. Bigo literally leapt into action, flinging himself toward the vehicle to take the brunt of… READ MORE »


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It’s Snoop Dogg vs. Pabst: The rapper sued the brewing company yesterday, claiming the beer-maker owes him a portion of its proceeds from the company’s sale last year. The breach-of-contract lawsuit seeks 10% of the net sales price paid to Pabst for its Colt 45 malt beer line, which was included in last year’s sale… READ MORE »


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“Marital privilege” sounds more pleasant than what it actually refers to: exemptions written into state laws that treat marital rape differently than the rape of someone other than the perpetrator’s spouse. And while RAINN notes that marital rape has technically been illegal in all 50 states and DC since 1993, these marital privilege clauses still… READ MORE »


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As part of Megyn Kelly’s sit-downs with Duggar family members this week, it was revealed that Josh Duggar’s sisters Jessa Seewald and Jill Dillard were two of his victims. The women’s interview with Kelly airs on Fox’s “The Kelly File” tonight at 9 EDT, and Kelly has given “Extra” a preview; the AP also has… READ MORE »


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Anyone who was excited when Taco Bell made a taco out of a biscuit will likely be blown away by this news: The fast-food chain will now be serving beer, wine, and alcohol “freezes,” the Chicago Tribune reports. And there’s good reason why a Chicago newspaper is reporting on it: The fast-food joint’s new location… READ MORE »


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It’s a most personal subject: the number of people you’ve slept with. Here are five ways to see if your number of partners is “normal.”
1. Use Slate’s new interactive calculator. It aims to tell you if the number of people you’ve slept with is “a lot.” You plug in your age, gender, and… READ MORE »


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A joke Josh Duggar made back in 2008 was pretty uncomfortable at the time, but in the wake of the child molestation scandal swirling around him, it’s even more uncomfortable. On an episode of 19 Kids and Counting from that year, Duggar was discussing an upcoming date he had with then-fiancee Anna, Us reports. The… READ MORE »


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John Forbes Nash, the Nobel-winning Princeton mathematician known for his work in game theory and as the inspiration behind A Beautiful Mind, died yesterday in a crash in New Jersey. Also killed was his wife of nearly six decades, Alicia Nash. The Nashes were riding in a taxi on the New Jersey Turnpike when the… READ MORE »


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The world is about to have its first country to accept gay marriage through a popular vote. Though final results aren’t expected for hours, both sides say the “yes” side has won an easy victory in yesterday’s referendum, reports the Irish Times. One of the main opponents conceded as much in a tweet: “Congratulations to… READ MORE »


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It may have seemed like Cate Blanchett came out as bisexual last week, but at a press conference this weekend for her new film, she said her comments about her relationships with women were taken out of context, theGuardian reports. “From memory, the conversation ran: ‘Have you had relationships with women?’ And I said: ‘Yes,… READ MORE »


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Louis CK gave a predictably polite, sensitive monologue Saturday on the closing night of “SNL”‘s 40th season—making light of racism, child molestation, and the Israel-Palestine conflict. “Child molesters are very tenacious people,” CNN quotes him as saying. “From their point of view, it must be amazing to risk so much!” He went on to describe himself… READ MORE »


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Debate in the mommy wars usually focuses on what kids lose out on if their mother works. But a major new study out of the Harvard Business School flips the question to ask what they gain. It turns out, quite a bit, according to the study. Some key takeaways:

Daughters of women… READ MORE »


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BB King, whose scorching guitar licks and heartfelt vocals made him the idol of generations of musicians and fans while earning him the nickname “King of the Blues,” died late last night at home in Las Vegas. He was 89. His attorney tells the AP that King died peacefully in his sleep. Although he had… READ MORE »


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What’s worse: finding a note sent home with your kid indicating that his nursery school has been infested with lice, or a note informing you that Lindsay Lohan will soon be performing community service there? Parents in Brooklyn’s Fort Greene neighborhood are dealing with the latter after being officially informed yesterday that Lohan’s court-ordered stint starts… READ MORE »


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Five months is long enough, they say, and they’re not willing to wait. The family of Tamir Rice—the 12-year-old boy gunned down by Cleveland police last year while carrying a toy gun—said today they won’t hold off their civil lawsuit, the Washington Post reports. “The incident has shattered the life of the Rice family,” says the… READ MORE »


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Chipotle’s latest move touting its healthy ingredients: Yesterday morning, it revealed its guacamole recipe online, Consumerist reports. There are no secret ingredients: It’s just two ripe Hass avocados (they “should feel squishy yet firm” and “be a nice dark green color on the inside”) with a little lime juice and kosher salt, plus some chopped… READ MORE »


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The two-way mirror in the women’s bathroom of a bar in suburban Chicago is only there for harmless Halloween pranks and it’s not going anywhere, vows the owner of Cigars & Stripes. Ronnie Lottz’s bar started getting attention when comedian Tamale Rocks posted a video on YouTube of the mirror, which would give anyone concealed… READ MORE »



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