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Pope Francis Gave a Surprise TED Talk

April 26, 2017 |

Pope Francis had a message for the powerful in an unexpected talk aired at the TED conference Tuesday. “The more powerful you are, the more your actions will have an impact on people, the more responsible you are to act humbly,” he said, per Reuters . The 18-minute talk, recorded in…
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He wanted Jewish, liberal and not so tall. The dating service gave him some, not all. Then the Yelp war began

April 21, 2017 |

Daniel Levine paid $ 5,000 to the dating service Master Matchmakers to help him find true love. Now, instead of a soul mate, he has a sworn enemy in the form of the company’s chief executive, Steven Ward.

After speaking with them both, I’m not hopeful this relationship can be saved. But there are…


L.A. Times – Business

Cops: Dad Gave Shot Daughter 1st Aid Instead of Calling 911

March 14, 2017 |

A Virginia man was arrested after treating his daughter’s gunshot wound with a first aid kit instead of calling 911, police say. Newport News resident Maurice Jones, 30, was jailed Sunday on child abuse and gun charges, the Daily Press reports Police spokesman Brandon Maynard says Jones told police his…
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TMZ

Sinead O’Connor Apologizes for Claiming Arsenio Hall Gave Prince Drugs

February 23, 2017 |

Sinead O’Connor is issuing a full mea culpa for accusing Arsenio Hall of providing drugs to Prince, and saving her ass from a $ 5 million lawsuit in the process … TMZ has learned. Arsenio and Sinead tell TMZ, in a joint statement, “Sinead has…

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In Silencing Warren, McConnell Gave Dems a New Battle Cry

February 9, 2017 |

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell appears to have inadvertently handed Democrats—and feminists—a new rally cry with his move to silence Sen. Elizabeth Warren Tuesday night. “She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted,” McConnell said, using an arcane rule to ban Warren from further discussion…
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Texas Gov Gave Taiwan’s President a ‘Humiliating’ Gift

January 10, 2017 |

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott managed to not only slight China by meeting Taiwan’s president on Sunday, he managed to step in it with Taiwan’s president, too, reports Mashable . During the meeting, Tsai Ing-wen gave Abbott a vase and Abbott in turn presented her with a clock decorated with the Texas…
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China Just Gave Elephants Some Great News

December 31, 2016 |

A year even more disastrous for elephants than it was for celebrities is ending with some great news for the species. China, by far the world’s biggest market for ivory, announced Friday that it is phasing out the ivory trade and will have a complete ban in place by the…
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Woman Stopped for DUI Gave Sippy Cup of Wine to Son: Cops

December 25, 2016 |

Police say an Ohio woman stopped for driving erratically handed her 5-year-old son a sippy cup with wine in it when officers approached her car. The AP reports 27-year-old Elizabeth Floyd is now charged with DUI and child endangering. Police say they stopped Floyd after getting a call Friday about…
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He Gave Car Salesman His Phone. Now He’s Suing for $1M

December 12, 2016 |

Tim and Claire Gautreaux, a Texas pastor and his wife, got far more than they bargained for when they went to a Grapevine Toyota dealership in January 2015 to buy a new car. According to a lawsuit seeking more than $ 1 million in damages that the couple filed against Texas…
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