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Year: 2017

Celebrity

Bow Wow claims he was once in a relationship with Kim Kardashian

Which could be interpreted as interesting considering Bow Wow is a known and documented liar (ehum).   According to Hollywood Unlocked, the can't-seem-to-tell--the-truth "wrapper" claimed in a recent interview that he once dated Kim Kardashian (ehum, allegedly in secret). The claims probably aren't even true, but like other websites, we're giving Shad the benefit of the doubt.  Granted this appears (or "would have been")  before 2006,  he,  cites the reason why he kept it a secret "was because he had never dated outside of his race". Ehum, yeah, coming from the same guy who once said he wasn't black and that he was mixed. “We was cool, we remained friends. And this was right before Reggie Bush. The reason nobody knew is because of how I move, he said. We kicked it hard. I’m just s...
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Happy New Year From The Guys Who Brought You The Daily News

We're in the final hours of 2017, and, we'd like to take a moment to wish each of you a Happy New Year and a Happy Holiday season as we bring this rad year to a close.   Starting this evening,  our servers will change to reflect the New Year and our biggest surprise yet. Please drink responsibly, and, have fun.   SHK, will be in Philly this year  to ring in the New Year.  If you're in town, come hang with the gang in downtown Philly.  Catch up with us on Instagram using the hashtag #FindSHK .
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Protests rock Iran, government warns “you will be dealt with”

TEHRAN, IRAN --   Protests are once again rumbling Iran, and, Tehran isn't having it. According to the almost official news agency Mehr,  government officials have killed at least two people since last night -- with more expected. Officials reportedly sent out  a warning that literally was just short of a reported death threat. "Protesters will not be tolerated, and, effectively dealt with".  The Daily News has learned that some 80 protesters have been arrested in the city of Arak,  some 130 miles out of Tehran. The protests reportedly started in the western Lorestan province, a place, where security forces have practically ignored the growing protests in exchange for government threats and violence.
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Louisiana man arrested in infamous Nigerian scam

NIGERIA --  A man has finally been arrested in connection to probably one of the most infamous Nigerian scams ever.   If you've ever gotten one of those mysterious e-mails from a Nigerian Prince promising some sort of weird inheritance, you won't get them any longer. According to USA Today,  after an 18-month investigation Michael Neu, 67, was arrested by federal authorities.   Police say that Neu notoriously bilked people out of thousands of dollars, but instead of sending the inheritance to those promised, he would apparently wire the money to offshore accounts. "Most people laugh at the thought of falling for such a fraud, but law enforcement officials report annual losses of millions of dollars to these schemes," the Slidell Police Department states.
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Meghan Markle’s half-sister responds to Prince Harry ‘s family comments

Apparently, because she thought that the comment was apparently a jab at Meghan allegedly not having a full family growing up. According to The Mail Online,   Markle's half-sister Samantha hit-back at Prince Harry after his radio interview, where, he suggested that the Royals were "the family Meghan never had". A comment, that uh,  apparently didn't sit well with  Markle's  own family.  The Mail notes that Samantha Markle took to Twitter to discuss the comments, even, going as far as to in detail discuss how Markle herself grew up. Our household was very normal and when dad and Doria divorced, we all made it so it was like she had two houses. 'No one was estranged, she was just too busy. 'Meg's family (our family) is complete with sister, brother, aunts, uncles, cousins, and the ...
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Katharine Graham ‘s son is dead at 69

LOS ANGELES  --   Sad news in the world of publishing today,  the Graham Family (think those behind the Washington Post)  lost another one of their own over the Christmas holiday.  According to the Los Angeles Times,   the son of legendary WaPo publisher Katherine Graham, William Graham,  took his own life on 20 December 2017.   The Washington Post, to no surprise, was the first to report the news. The paper eloquently tracked his time as a lawyer in the 70's up to his move to Los Angeles. A city, where, he would spend the next several decades while he taught at his alma-mater UCLA.   Per CNN, and his brother Donald,   William suffered heart problems and severe depression in the final years of his life -- presumably due to the celebrity surrounding his legendary f...
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Thousands more JFK assassination files declassified

WASHINGTON, DC -- Good news for those hoping to finally get answers in the crime of the century.    According to the National Archives,   thousands more  classified documents have been released  in accordance with the Supreme Court ruling that all be released by  2017. The newly 3,000 something documents,  detail in great format, how the   CIA and the United States Government certainly had Lee Harvey Oswald in their eyesights -- but failed to ultimately stop Oswald from committing JFK 's murder (in which they believe he did alone). The documents delve deep into the alleged connection between Oswald, and, the Soviet Union and an apparent visit to Mexico City just a few days before JFK 's murder. JFK, for our younger readers, was murdered 22 November 1963 "reportedly and allegedly" ...
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Quadruple homicide reported in New York

That apparently is so grisly, that, even the local police chief isn't quite sure how to handle it.  While  police aren't releasing much information about the quadruple homicide at this time,  we, have pieced together what we do  know. According to redacted police reports,   a young boy; girl, and two adult women were found grisly slain in their Albany home.  Their ages, per the report,   22; 36, 5, and 11.  Police, per the Albany Times,    won't say much else -- but did confirm that officials believe the group was deliberately targeted. "After being in this business for 43 years, I can't describe the savagery of a person who would do this," said  police per the AP.  
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You should know the name Tyra Patterson, here’s why

Because like many other innocent people, she, was jailed in 1994 for a crime she (appears not to have committed).   Patterson was released on parole after 23 years for an apparent murder this month, here, is a video on her story. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1w_CNoqv4IA
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They went on an adventure to Mexico, and then, tragedy hit

QUINTANA ROO, MEXICO --   Sad news in Mexico today, as authorities in the state of Quintana Roo have confirmed that a bus crash has killed more than a dozen travelers.   Police say that  the travelers apparently came from two Miami based cruise ships that were venturing through the territory,  whilst, the actual cause of the crash itself remains unknown. Mexican officials also confirmed that 11 people including a Mexican tour guide (it is believed at least two of the injured/killed were/are American) are among those in the middle of the accident.    The Daily News discovered that the group was en-route (like several other buses) to the Mayan Ruins about 110 miles from the area the first bus crashed, although, police wouldn't say whether or not they knew what happened to the bus. At l...
U.S News

Here’s how Americans spent their money during the holiday season

And it was pretty massive. According to (link),   Americans spent massive and copious amounts of money over the holiday season,  jumping more than 4% since 2011.  Yes, in fact, it was the biggest jump since that time period according to Mastercard SpendingPulse, who, monitors spending during retail hot-seasons every year. The Wall Street Journal reports that, ehum, now people are returning their items in droves however. WSJ notes that $90billion in returns have already come to be, and, the number is expected to rise. One big winner? Amazon. According to the Wall Street Journal,    over the holiday season (when it first kicked off) Amazon was raking in more than 4m new Prime members almost weekly.
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Eric Garner’s daughter Erica is in grave condition after heart attack: Reports

NEW YORK -- According to the family of Eric Garner, his oldest daughter Erica,  remains in a medically induced coma after an asthma-attack that resulted in a heart attack. Garner, 27,   is best known for being an anti-police brutality activist, in which, she became after the 2014 murder of her father at the hands of New York City police. Her family members confirmed to numerous outlets that she is alive and fighting, but, doctors reportedly say her condition remains unstable. Garner had given birth to her 2nd child in August,  some of which, she named after her father.
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The drug was available with good intentions, and then, came the terrifying greed

Drugs and healthcare are two topics that we take on often and we tend to ask the questions that piss off insurance and drug companies the most. The case for one drug that treats onset early paralysis, or temporary spells of it, that eventually go away.  Enter: Darandine The Washington Post began the witchhunt into the medicine, which, has turned up some interesting information about its modern existence.    Per the Post,  Darandine was first discovered in the 50's and used for a multitude of purposes including treating all kinds of temporary paralysis. The medicine, ehum, had primarily for nearly half a century been used to combat the troubling symptoms of the rare genetic disorder. So, what's the flub over the price? In 2001, per the Post,    the pills would have cost around $50 for...
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The Secret Service really interviewed the man who sent poop to a politician

Treasury Sec Munchin apparently had quite the Christmas, mostly, because someone sent him a boxed pile of poop as a "Gift from the American people".  AL.com reports that despite efforts by the Secret Service to not-release the mans name,  the name, has now been made public. A man  by the name of Robby Strong, has, surfaced on Facebook with some pretty contingent proof that he was the sender of the package. Strong, wasn't arrested for his rather amusing gift to Munchin's Los Angeles mansion.
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