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Cops: Teacher Was Waiting for Student in Candlelit Room

November 18, 2017 |

A 22-year-old Oklahoma science teacher was arrested Wednesday, accused of having sex with a student. Police say the 16-year-old boy had explicit text messages and nude photos from the Yukon High School teacher, Hunter Day, on his phone, and his parents called police. The boy and Day had a previously-arranged…
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Air Force Academy: Student Wrote Slur Outside Own Room

November 8, 2017 |

Racial slurs posted outside the dorm rooms of five black students at the Air Force Academy were written by one of those students, the school said Tuesday. The announcement was a jarring turn in an episode that prompted the academy’s superintendent to warn students that racists were not welcome at…
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Alleged NYC Attacker Wanted ISIS Flag in Hospital Room: FBI

November 2, 2017 |

Despite President Trump’s talk of a military trial , Sayfullo Saipov was charged Wednesday in a civilian court in New York City, the New York Times reports. Prosecutors say the 29-year-old drove a rented Home Depot truck down a bicycle and pedestrian path Tuesday, killing eight people. According to USA Today…
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Sandy Hook Shooter Hadn’t Left Room in 3 Months: Docs

October 24, 2017 |

“He was singularly focused and obsessed with mass murders,” the FBI writes about Adam Lanza in a newly unsealed interview. The New York Daily News reports the FBI released more than 1,500 pages of documents on the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting Tuesday. Most of the heavily redacted files consist…
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Kate Beckinsale: Weinstein Pulled Hotel Room Antics on Me at 17

October 12, 2017 |

The latest woman to accuse Harvey Weinstein of inappropriate sexual behavior was just 17 when the alleged incident occurred. In a lengthy Instagram post , Kate Beckinsale recounts an experience she had with Weinstein at the Savoy Hotel (the age of consent in the UK is 16 ). “He opened the…
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Leaker of Paddock Hotel Room Pics Could Be in Trouble

October 6, 2017 |

Las Vegas police have confirmed the legitimacy of photos circulating the internet showing guns, ammunition, and the corpse of Stephen Paddock inside a Mandalay Bay hotel room, LawNewz reports. The next step is finding—and punishing—whoever leaked the gruesome crime scene photos. The New York Times has stitched together…
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Mom Found Son Dead in Room. She’s Blaming Pot

August 18, 2017 |

Kristina Ziobro went into her son Michael’s room to say goodnight to him and found him unconscious on the floor. Now, the New Jersey mom is blaming her 22-year-old son’s death on the medical marijuana that was found in his closet. She tells Today she believes the pot caused Michael’s…
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Facebook Shut Down Employee Chat Room Over Harassing Messages

August 17, 2017 |

Facebook dismantled a popular anonymous discussion board for employees last year that had become a forum for conservative political debate that sometimes degenerated into racist or sexist comments.
WSJ.com: US Business

Hollywood Has Little Room for Women, On and Off-Screen

August 1, 2017 |

In 2017, Hollywood films continue to look less like Girls Trip and more like the Entourage movie. “Every year we’re hopeful that we will actually see change,” researcher Stacy Smith tells the AP . “Unfortunately that hope has not quite been realized.” Researchers at USC used software to analyze scripts for…
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Why Met Museum’s Vase Is Sitting in an Evidence Room

August 1, 2017 |

For 2,300 years, the painted vase has shown a scene involving the god Dionysus. For just under 30 of those years, it’s been in the possession of the Metropolitan Museum of Art—and for the last week or so, it’s been stored in the evidence room of the Manhattan…
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