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His Suicide Failed, But His Note? It’s Worth a Lot

November 5, 2018 |

A suicide letter by one of France’s most famous poets has fetched $ 267,000 on the French auction website Osenat, the BBC reports. Charles Baudelaire, the 19th-century poet revered for his original style of prose-poetry, wrote the note on June 30, 1845, to his lover Jeanne Duval. “By the time…
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Woman Arrested After Racist Note to New Neighbors

October 31, 2018 |

An Indiana woman who discovered that her new neighbors had a biracial son toilet-papered the home and put an incredibly racist note on the front door, authorities say. Deborah Cantwell, 63, was arrested and charged with misdemeanor intimidation and criminal mischief over the incident in Greentown, Time reports. “THIS IS…
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Another migrant caravan is heading to the US. Trump has already taken note.

October 16, 2018 |

A new migrant caravan is heading to the United States. And US President Donald Trump has already weighed in, threatening to cut foreign aid to Honduras if the group isn’t brought back to the Central American country.
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Stocks close out best quarter in nearly 5 years on a quiet note

September 29, 2018 |

U.S. stock indexes barely budged Friday as the stock market wrapped up its best quarter in almost five years. Tesla plunged after federal regulators moved to oust Chief Executive Elon Musk following his tweets last month about taking the electric-car maker private.

Healthcare companies did better…


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Aaron Hernandez’s Final Note to Fiancee: ‘I’M BEING CALLED!’

August 25, 2018 |

Three handwritten suicide notes were left behind by Aaron Hernandez in his Massachusetts jail cell on April 19, 2017, though only one of the notes had been previously made public . Those letters—to attorney Jose Baez, to Hernandez’s fiancee Shayanna Jenkins, and to the former Patriots player’s young daughter, Avielle…
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A Woman’s Final Note to All Doctors in Her Obituary

August 6, 2018 |

When a terminal cancer diagnosis finally came, Ellen Maud Bennett was given only days to live. The 64-year-old of Victoria, BC, spent them eating lobster and shrimp-wonton soup and boasting, “I look so good for someone almost dead!” Her much-lauded obituary published this month, however, called out something that had…
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Waiter Given $1K After Sharing Racist Note Admits He Wrote It

July 24, 2018 |

A $ 108 bill from a Texas steakhouse, showing no gratuity and the words, “We don’t tip terrorist,” inspired thousands to speak out against racism. But though “racism of any form is intolerable … falsely accusing someone of racism is equally disturbing,” the COO of Saltgrass Steak House in Odessa said…
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Kate Spade Left Suicide Note for Daughter

June 5, 2018 |

The fashion world was jolted Tuesday with the news that designer Kate Spade, who made her name with chic handbags, died in an apparent suicide at the age of 55. Spade was found hanged in the bedroom of her Park Avenue apartment in New York City by housekeeping staff at…
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Florida Woman Slips Note to Her Vet: ‘Call the Cops’

May 27, 2018 |

“Call the cops, my boyfriend is threatening me. He has a gun. Please don’t let him know.” So wrote a Florida woman in a note she handed to her dog’s veterinarian Saturday in a highly stressful situation, authorities tell ABC News . Seems the boyfriend, convicted felon Jeremy Floyd, was standing…
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