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Star Wars Fans Will Love France’s New Sport

February 18, 2019 |

Master Yoda, dust off his French, he must. It’s now easier than ever in France to act out Star Wars fantasies, because its fencing federation has borrowed from a galaxy far, far away and officially recognized lightsaber dueling as a competitive sport, per the AP . Of course, the LED-lit, rigid…
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He Asked Young Fans to ‘Prove’ Themselves. Now, a Guilty Plea

February 4, 2019 |

A YouTube star indicted in 2017 on child pornography charges pleaded guilty to one count Friday, admitting he lured six young teens into making and sending him explicit videos in which they danced provocatively, talked about how old they were, and showed their genitals, breasts, and anuses to him at…
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Judge Issues Bad News to Saints Fans

January 31, 2019 |

Sorry, Saints fans: A federal judge on Thursday rejected a “Hail Mary” lawsuit attempting to force a do-over of the New Orleans team’s NFC championship game against the Los Angeles Rams. Two season ticketholders were seeking a court order forcing the NFL to implement a rule allowing Commissioner Roger Goodell…
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Get Ready, Fifty Shades Fans

January 27, 2019 |

For those of you insufficiently horrified by the soulless shark-eyed exercise in unscintillating existential pain that was Fifty Shades Freed, EL James is back for any remnants of your soul. This time, the woman who turned Twilight fan-fiction into a bazillion-dollar trilogy is putting out an “erotic love story” called…
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Sorry, Sweethearts Fans: Iconic Candy Won’t Be Sold This Year

January 24, 2019 |

Sweethearts—those chalky little candies with messages on them—won’t be on store shelves this Valentine’s Day, the AP reports. The New England Confectionary Co.—or Necco—had been making the popular candies since 1886. But the company filed for bankruptcy protection last spring. Ohio-based Spangler Candy Co. bought Necco…
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Saints Fans Sue, Want Do-Over of Controversial Game

January 23, 2019 |

The New Orleans Saints are probably still smarting over what has been called ” the worst no-call in NFL history “—and their fans definitely are. Two of those fans, season ticket holders Tommy Badeaux and Candis Lambert, have filed a lawsuit the AP calls “the legal equivalent of a Hail Mary…
Newser

Germany’s Sharp Slowdown Fans Fears That China Woes Are Spreading

January 16, 2019 |

The economic outlook for Europe and the world darkened after growth in Germany slowed sharply last year, hit by weaker exports to China and softer demand at home.
WSJ.com: What’s News Europe

Madonna debuts curvy derrière; fans wonder if implants are involved

January 3, 2019 |

Madonna gave partygoers more than they anticipated on New Year’s Eve where she debuted a curvier derrière.
FOX News

Huawei Had a Deal to Give Washington Redskins Fans Free Wi-Fi, Until the Government Stepped In

December 25, 2018 |

Huawei Technologies scored when it signed a 2014 deal to provide Wi-Fi to Washington Redskins fans with seats in the suites at FedEx Field; the deal lasted seven weeks.
WSJ.com: US Business

Taylor Swift Scanned Fans’ Faces at Recent Show

December 13, 2018 |

She knew you were trouble when you walked in—and so she installed facial recognition technology to flag you. Per Rolling Stone , Taylor Swift made use in May of a special kiosk at her California Rose Bowl show that secretly scanned concertgoers’ faces, then shot those pictures back to a…
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