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$450M Mega Millions Winner Is Just 20 Years Old

January 12, 2018 |

America’s newest multi-millionaire is just 20 years old and credits “the power of positive thinking.” Florida’s Shane Missler was announced Friday as the winner of last week’s $ 450 million Mega Millions jackpot—the 10th largest lottery jackpot in US history, the AP reports. And while he didn’t come forward until…
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New Hampshire ticket sole winner in $559M Powerball jackpot

January 7, 2018 |

It’s been a billion-dollar lottery weekend after a lone Powerball ticket sold in New Hampshire matched all six numbers and will claim a $ 570 million jackpot, one day after another single ticket sold in Florida nabbed a $ 450 million Mega Millions grand prize.
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Austrian Election Winner Prepares for Talks With Far Right

October 24, 2017 |

Sebastian Kurz, the 31-year-old Austrian who won his country’s parliamentary elections this week by poaching votes from far-right nationalists, now faces the test of figuring out how to govern with them.
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In Nod to Gun Owners, GOPer Has Prize for One ‘Lucky Winner’

October 18, 2017 |

Less than three weeks after Stephen Paddock used bump stocks in his massacre of 58 people in Las Vegas, a Republican running for governor in Georgia wants to give one away for free. In a statement , Georgia State Sen. Michael Williams says he’ll give “a free bump stock to one…
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Nobel Economics Winner Knows Your Money Decisions Aren’t Rational

October 9, 2017 |

The winner of the Nobel economics prize says the most important impact of his work is “the recognition that economic agents are humans” and money decisions are not made strictly rationally. Richard Thaler , of the University of Chicago, was speaking in a phone call to a news conference immediately after…
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New Zealand coalition efforts intensify after final results give no clear winner

October 7, 2017 |

Coalition talks in New Zealand entered a new phase Saturday after official final election results narrowed the gap between the two leading parties.
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Jeff Dunham Says Kid Ventriloquist Winner of ‘AGT’ has Great Parents, Could Be a Star

September 25, 2017 |

Jeff Dunham’s got high hopes for the kid ventriloquist who won season 12 of “America’s Got Talent” … because he knows her folks want what’s best for her. The famed ventriloquist and comedian tells TMZ … 12-year-old Darci Lynne Farmer’s…

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Cops: $338M Powerball Winner Sexually Assaulted Child

September 21, 2017 |

A New Jersey man who won a $ 338 million Powerball jackpot was charged on Wednesday with sexually assaulting a child. Pedro Quezada was charged with sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child, the AP reports. Passaic County prosecutor Camelia Valdes said the child was between 11 and 14…
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New Miss America Is First Winner From Her State

September 11, 2017 |

Miss North Dakota, a 23-year-old who says President Trump was wrong to pull the United States out of the Paris climate accord, was named Miss America 2018 Sunday night in Atlantic City. Cara Mund topped a field of 51 contestants. In one of her onstage interviews, Mund said Trump was…
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Nobel Winner Blasts ‘Misinformation’ About Rohingya Situation

September 6, 2017 |

Harsh criticism against Myanmar’s de-facto leader in light of a violent campaign against a Muslim minority is unfounded, says Aung San Suu Kyi. In a statement released by her office Wednesday, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate blamed “terrorists” for “a huge iceberg of misinformation” about violence targeting Rohingya people, at…
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