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Long Battle Over a Famous Song Is Finally Over

May 24, 2019 |

You’ve surely heard the song ” Bitter Sweet Symphony ,” which made stars of the band the Verve in the 1990s. What you may not have known is that the song has since been embroiled in a copyright dispute involving none other than Mick Jagger and Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones,…
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‘GoT’ Famous Fans — Stars Taking The Iron Throne

May 6, 2019 |

There are only two episodes left before we get to see who will rule the Seven Kingdoms and sit upon the Iron Throne, but first, these brave celebrities are volunteering to keep the seat warm during the cold winter battles. These famous “Game Of…

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A Baptist Serial Killer. A Famous Writer. Then, ‘Mysteries’

April 29, 2019 |

When Harper Lee tried her hand at true-crime writing, she picked a doozey—but that didn’t guarantee success, CBS News reports. The To Kill a Mockingbird author hadn’t published in 17 years when she grew interested in Willie Maxwell, a Baptist minister in Alexander City, Alabama. Maxwell’s wife had been…
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At Center of Battery Charge: a Famous Wrestling Move

April 12, 2019 |

A high school student in Florida was arrested this week after he was recorded raising his hands toward his principal’s neck. “It shouldn’t have been arrestable,” a lawyer for 18-year-old Gianny Sosa of Miami Southridge Senior High School told a judge on Thursday, per the Miami Herald . Police disagree, claiming…
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One of Third Reich’s Most Famous Children Is Dead

March 14, 2019 |

How to describe Edda Goering? She “was a sort of Shirley Temple of Nazi Germany,” writes the Telegraph , while the New York Times calls her “practically a princess of the Third Reich.” Both provide a sense of the media attention the daughter of Hitler henchman Hermann Goering received upon her…
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Scientists May Have Solved Mystery of Famous Statues

January 11, 2019 |

Scientists may have solved one of the riddles about the famous giant statues of Easter Island —why long-ago inhabitants placed them where they did. A new study in PLOS One makes the case that the statues went up to designate sources of fresh water, one of the island’s most precious…
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A Famous Part of NYC Is Up for Sale

January 10, 2019 |

One of the most famous skyscrapers in the world is up for sale. The Chrysler Building of New York City, which briefly held the title as the tallest building in the world, is on the market, reports the Wall Street Journal . The building is currently owned by a government fund…
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Illness Threatens Famous Island Horses

January 1, 2019 |

The famous equine inhabitants of coastal Virginia are being threatened by a mysterious illness. Per USA Today , four Chincoteague ponies have been euthanized by the area volunteer fire company that manages the herd, despite getting the best “care money can buy.” Also known as Assateague horses, the ponies were suffering…
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Death Row Inmate Wins DNA Tests in Famous 1983 Murders

December 25, 2018 |

A man awaiting execution on California’s death row insists he’s innocent in a gruesome 1983 murder case, and newly ordered DNA tests might finally resolve the matter. Gov. Jerry Brown, in one of his final acts in office, ordered authorities to test a T-shirt, towel, and hatchet collected as evidence…
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Court Rules on Weapon Made Famous by Bruce Lee

December 18, 2018 |

A 1974 New York state ban on nunchucks that was put into place over fears that youth inspired by martial arts movies would create widespread mayhem is unconstitutional under the Second Amendment, a federal court has ruled. Judge Pamela Chen issued her ruling Friday in a Brooklyn federal court on…
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