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Black Panther Had Really, Historically Good Friday

February 18, 2018 |

Black Panther is so far raking it in over the holiday weekend, the AP reports. The Walt Disney Co. estimated Saturday the Marvel Comics superhero movie earned $ 75.8 million domestically for its opening Friday, the eighth biggest day in industry history. Disney now estimates the movie will earn between…
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Paul Ryan Challenger Banned From Twitter Over Markle Post

February 18, 2018 |

Paul Nehlen is vying for Paul Ryan’s Wisconsin House seat, and he won’t have Twitter to help him in his quest. The man described by the Washington Post as a “fringe challenger” who lost to Ryan 16% to 84% in 2016 had his account permanently suspended in a move he…
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Scientists Create Human-Sheep Chimera for Organ Donations

February 17, 2018 |

Human-animal chimeras are taking over the barnyard. A year after a research team announced they had created the first animal-human chimera by way of pig embryos containing human cells, they’ve done it again, the Guardian reports. This time it’s sheep embryos with human cells. The goal is to improve the…
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Parkland Survivor Goes Viral by Calling Out Trump, NRA

February 17, 2018 |

“Politicians who sit in their gilded House and Senate seats funded by the NRA telling us nothing could have ever been done to prevent this, we call BS,” Emma Gonzalez said Saturday at a gun-control rally in Florida. “They say that tougher gun laws do not decrease gun violence. We…
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‘Spiritual Heart of Tibetan Buddhism’ Catches Fire

February 17, 2018 |

A 1,300-year-old monastery “considered the spiritual heart of Tibetan Buddhism” caught fire Saturday and may have suffered serious damage, the AP reports. Images on social media showed flames visible from hundreds of yards away covering a roof of the Jokhang monastery in Lhasa. According to Reuters , no casualties were…
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School Hid Sex Abuse for Decades. Now It’s Paying Up

February 17, 2018 |

For 27 years, Dr. Robert Browne drugged, raped, and psychologically tortured students of Hawaii’s Kamehameha Schools under the guise of psychiatric care, the Washington Post reports. Now 32 of his victims and their families have been awarded what is believed to be the largest personal injury settlement in Hawaiian history,…
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13 Killed in Helicopter Crash After Earthquake—All on Ground

February 17, 2018 |

A military helicopter carrying officials assessing damage from a powerful earthquake crashed Friday in Mexico, killing 13 people and injuring 15, all of them on the ground, the AP reports. The Oaxaca state prosecutor’s office said five women, four men, and three children were killed at the crash site and…
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Here’s How Likely It Is Tesla Comes Crashing Back to Earth

February 17, 2018 |

Scientists say there’s a 6% chance Earth will having flying cars in the future. Specifically one flying car: the Tesla Roadster Elon Musk launched into space earlier this month. Researchers analyzing the car’s orbit say there’s a 6% chance it will crash into Earth at some point over 1 million…
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Cops Rescue Drunk Men From Mannequin-Related Predicament

February 17, 2018 |

Police in western Germany have freed two men who became entangled with a mannequin and a large remote-controlled car, the AP reports. Officers were called after cries were heard from an apartment in the city of Mainz in the early hours of Saturday. Police found the 58-year-old tenant and a…
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Nearly 30 Years After Disappearance, Serial Killer Confesses

February 17, 2018 |

British student Joanna Parrish disappeared in France after posting an advertisement for her services as an English teacher in a local newspaper, the Telegraph reports. A day after she was reported missing, her naked body was found in a river; she had been raped and strangled to death. That was…
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