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The Songwriters Hall of Fame Has Inducted Its 1st Rapper

February 22, 2017 |

The man who famously said “H to the izz-O, V to the izz-A; that’s the anthem, get your damn hands up” is now the first rapper to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, Billboard reports. Jay Z was included on the list of 2017 inductees announced Wednesday by…
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Few Think Mom Was Shot by Her Son—Except the Son

February 22, 2017 |

What’s not in dispute is this: On March 28, 2001, 37-year-old Jill Wells was fatally struck in the head by a bullet. What’s very much in dispute is the original explanation by police: They said Wells’ 6-year-old son, Tanner, accidentally shot his mom as they were target shooting in rural…
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Woman’s Warning About Windshield Shirt Goes Viral

February 22, 2017 |

Who drives around with a shirt draped over their windshield? A 19-year-old in Michigan did, and now her tale—which includes a chilling warning—has gone viral. WDAF reports Ashley Hardacre had just finished up working an evening shift at Flint’s Genesee Valley Center on Thursday and had gotten into…
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Teens Allegedly Left Girl for Dead, Kept ‘Memento’

February 22, 2017 |

Two teenage boys charged with shooting a 14-year-old girl in the back of the head and leaving her wounded in a ditch lured her to the spot in a small Utah town with a plan to rob and kill her, prosecutors said. The 16-year-old boys set up a meeting by…
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SpaceX Cargo Ship Turned Away From ISS Landing

February 22, 2017 |

Sometimes GPS leads drivers into bodies of water ; other times it keeps cargo ships from docking with the International Space Station. Reuters reports the latter happened Wednesday, with the ISS of SpaceX calling off the rendezvous of its Dragon spacecraft with the ISS, saying there was a glitch with the…
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South Korean Women on Brink of Longevity Milestone

February 22, 2017 |

Life expectancy is expected to climb dramatically in most developed countries by 2030—just not in the United States. Using 21 mathematical models, scientists at Imperial College London and the WHO predict females born in the US in 2030 will live an average of 83 years compared to 81 in…
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Iceland’s President Forced to Walk Back Pizza Comment

February 22, 2017 |

It’s not every day that the president of Iceland’s visit to a high school makes international news, but here we are: Guðni Th. Jóhannesson—a history professor in a former life—last week stopped at a school in the northern town of Akureyri and, during a Q&A period, was asked…
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Milo ‘Isn’t Going Away’

February 22, 2017 |

With his book deal , CPAC speaking gig , and job at Breitbart now history, this hasn’t been the greatest week for Milo Yiannopoulos, but it would be a mistake to think we’ve seen the last of him, writes Matt Taibbi at Rolling Stone . The alt-right provocateur will now take a page…
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Video Surfaces of Harrison Ford’s Airport Near-Miss

February 22, 2017 |

Video released Tuesday shows a plane piloted by Harrison Ford suddenly and mistakenly flying low over an airliner with 110 people aboard at a Southern California airport. The 45 seconds of soundless video show the 74-year-old star’s potentially serious misha p at John Wayne Airport in Orange County last week,…
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Cops: Kim Suspects Coated Their Hands in Poison

February 22, 2017 |

The women suspected of fatally poisoning Kim Jong Un’s half brother were trained to coat their hands with toxic chemicals then wipe them on his face, police said Wednesday, announcing they were now seeking a North Korean diplomat in connection with the attack. Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar said…
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