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Their Workplaces Wouldn’t Accommodate Pregnancy. The Consequences Were Tragic

October 24, 2018 |

One woman was in her second trimester when blood gushed out into her jeans after a grueling 8-hour shift. Another was near the end of the first trimester when she woke up bleeding after a day spent lifting hundreds of boxes. Another woke up on a blood-stained mattress after her…
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Rapper Dies When Plane Wing Stunt Goes Horribly Wrong

October 23, 2018 |

A Canadian rapper was attempting to perform a stunt on the wing of a plane when things went very wrong. Jon James McMurray, who recorded as Jon James, had been training “intensively” for months for the project, which involved him rapping while walking on the wing of a plane as…
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Megyn Kelly Apologizes to Colleagues for Blackface Comments

October 23, 2018 |

While at Fox News in 2013, Megyn Kelly got slammed for saying Santa “just is white.” Another network, another holiday, another controversy: During a segment on controversial Halloween costumes during her NBC show on Tuesday, Kelly brought up the subject of wearing blackface on Halloween and whether doing so is…
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Teens Get Rights to Stephen King Story for $1

October 23, 2018 |

It would typically be pretty expensive to option a Stephen King story. But students at the Blaenau Gwent Film Academy in Wales, UK, just optioned one for a single dollar. Alfie Evans, 16, and Cerys Cliff, 14, are adapting “Stationary Bike,” from King’s collection Just After Sunset , into a script,…
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Stock Market’s Dismal Month Continues

October 23, 2018 |

Stocks clawed back much of the ground they lost in an early plunge but still ended lower, continuing a dismal month for the stock market, the AP reports. Major indexes pulled back sharply in early trading Tuesday, wiping nearly 550 points off the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Traders blamed worries…
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He Was a Drop-Out With Few Skills—Except for a Dark One

October 23, 2018 |

Another newspaper is out with a serialized crime story : This time, Kevin Grasha and Cameron Knight of the Cincinnati Enquirer present the four-part story of Cody Jackson, who is introduced as, by 2014, having “an eighth-grade education, two children, no job, no permanent home, no plan, and few skills”—at…
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Ryan Murphy Donates $10M to Hospital in Son’s Honor

October 23, 2018 |

TV producer Ryan Murphy revealed Monday that his son, Ford, has been battling cancer for two years—and that he’s donating $ 10 million to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles in tribute to the 4-year-old. Ford, a “sweet little innocent boy with a deep belly laugh and an obsession with Monster Trucks,…
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NJ Mom Stops Potential School Shooting in Another State

October 23, 2018 |

When Koeberle Bull received a racist Facebook message threatening violence against her children from a man whose profile photo showed him holding an assault-style weapon, “I knew that this was not just some goofy kid.” Kentucky State Police agreed once the 40-year-old single mom living in New Jersey complained, and…
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‘First Evidence for Microplastics Inside Humans’ Emerges

October 23, 2018 |

It was only a matter of time. Scientists, following up research showing tiny particles of plastic in everything from bottled water to salt , say they’ve found “the first evidence for microplastics inside humans.” All stool samples taken from eight participants of a small study by Environment Agency Austria were found…
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So What’s the Chance No One Wins $1.6B Tonight?

October 23, 2018 |

It’s safe to say some Americans will probably stay up past their bedtimes Tuesday night. The six winning Mega Millions numbers will revealed to the world at 11pm EDT, in what is officially the biggest jackpot in US history—sort of. New York Magazine explains that while the $ 1.6…
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