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For One Last Night, Make It a Blockbuster Night

He was the manager at Blockbuster and looked forward to coming to work. He loved his job, in all of its obsolescence. The silver name tag fastened to …

Blockbusters

This Woman Flipped Off Donald Trump’s Motorcade Last Year. She’s Still Paying For It.

On October 28, 2017, Juli Briskman’s day started out in normal fashion. Still recovering from a recent marathon, the Virginia resident opted to ride …

How the music industry overlooked R. Kelly’s alleged abuse of young women - The Washington Post

R. Kelly was in trouble again, and it was really bad this time. It was 2002, and police were investigating a sex tape that appeared to show the R&B superstar with a 14-year-old girl. Of all the scandals that had stirred around Kelly in his decade of fame, this one felt especially dire.<p>But Kelly …

R. Kelly

White House officials knew about Porter's abuse allegations and scrambled to protect him

<b>(CNN) —</b> Senior aides to President Donald Trump knew for months about allegations of domestic abuse levied against top White House staffer Rob Porter by his ex-wives, even as Porter's stock in the West Wing continued to rise, multiple sources told CNN on Wednesday.<p>Porter denied the allegations but …

Donald Trump

Geniuses aren't born, they're made — and 3 of their daily habits can make you smarter

The word "genius" is one of the most misused terms in history.<p>While it's often referenced accurately, the connotation that we commonly associate with it diverges away from the truth.<p>We correctly label intellectual brilliance and creative power as genius — and we should — but it's about time we …

Self-improvement

The Web’s Most Toxic Trolls Live in … Vermont? | WIRED

Points of Interest<p>Bellflower, CA<p>Bellflower wins the distinction of being the most unlike its neighbors; while it isn’t the most toxic city in the US, …

Our Minds Have Been Hijacked by Our Phones. Tristan Harris Wants to Rescue Them

Sometimes our smart phones are our friends, sometimes they seem like our lovers, and sometimes they’re our dope dealers. And no one, in the past 12 …

How to Disappear

<i>Alex Difrancesco | Longreads | April 2017 | 8 minutes (2,070 words)</i><p>Last year in New York City, a 19-year-old engineering student named Nayla Kidd …

S&P 500, Dow Threaten To Snap 109-day Streak Without a 1% Decline

The Dow and the S&P 500 index on Tuesday are on the verge of halting a monthslong streak without a 1% decline. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was off 176 points or 0.9% at 20,722, while the S&P 500 index was down 0.9% at 2,351. The two main stock-market gauges have gone a history-setting 109 …

Caron Butler: Arenas-Crittenton locker room gun incident like 'Old West'

While in the Washington Wizards locker room before a practice in December 2009, Javaris Crittenton pointed a loaded gun at teammate Gilbert Arenas, …

How States Rank on High-School Graduation Rates

Nationwide, the percentage of students getting their diplomas is at an all-time high. But while some states have made incredible strides, others have struggled to keep up.<p>More students are graduating from high school than ever before, and that number could rise again with this year’s seniors.<p>The …

High School

Fatal police shootings in 2015 approaching 400 nationwide

By Kimberly Kindy<p>, Reporter<p>and reported by Julie Tate<p>Jennifer Jenkins<p>Steven Rich<p>, Database editor<p>Keith L. Alexander<p>, Reporter<p>Wesley Lowery<p>, Reporter<p>In an alley in Denver, police gunned down a 17-year-old girl joyriding in a stolen car. In the backwoods of North Carolina, police opened fire on a …

Law Enforcement

June 2015

Snapchat Celebrates NYE By Revealing It Raised $485 Million

In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Snapchat revealed it has raised nearly half a billion dollars.<p>With just a few hours left in 2014, Snapchat has confirmed it raised a massive funding round.<p>In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Snapchat reported it raised …

7 of the Craziest Predictions for the Future, From the Past

Back in 1992, in a special issue of TIME devoted to predicting what to expect in the new millennium, writer Lance Morrow waxed philosophical about …

Rob Bironas' wife reported him missing just before fatal car crash

The wife of Rob Bironas reported him missing less than an hour before his fatal car crash on Sept. 20.<p>Former Titans kicker Rob Bironas was reported …

9 NBA Players on the Verge of Basketball Oblivion

<i>Who’s got next?</i><p>It’s an adage with which basketball fans are friendly-familiar—both a quip to find out who’s got the next pickup game and who among the NBA’s scores of young players is most poised for a next-year leap.<p>Being “next” is a great thing. It means you’ve arrived on the public’s radar. It …

Twins Pitcher Will Likely Lose $500,000 Bonus Because Of A Rain Delay

Hughes has a clause in his contract that he is to be paid a $500,000 bonus if he pitches at least 210 innings in a season. Unfortunately for Hughes, he will probably never see that bonus because of an unlucky break two weeks ago.<p>Hughes has already thrown 201.2 innings this year, meaning he would …

Chicago White Sox

Peterson's mom comes to his defense

The mother of Adrian Peterson came to his defense Wednesday in her first public comments since the running back's indictment for child abuse, saying …

Mayweather decisions Maidana again

LAS VEGAS -- Whatever difficulties pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr. had in his first fight against Marcos Maidana in May, they are ancient …

Lawyer says family of girl with Uzi is devastated

PHOENIX (AP) — An attorney for the parents of a 9-year-old girl who accidentally killed an Arizona shooting range instructor with an Uzi said Tuesday …

How This Man Built A $3M Business A Year After Four Years In Prison

Frederick Hutson is a man who sees business opportunities in everything. By his own admission, this doesn’t always work out for the best. Hutson spent over four years in prison after getting busted for an opportunity he saw in drug trafficking, a huge market, and one that was as he saw it, ripe for …

Pablo Escobar's hit man 'Popeye' freed from jail in Colombia

John Jairo "Popeye" Velasquez is released from prison after 22 years despite protests from family members of victims<p>A former hit man for Pablo Escobar, who confessed to hundreds of murders as head of the drug kingpin's army of assassins, has been freed from a maximum security prison under heavy …

Kobe Bryant Reveals Competitive Fire, Unique Kindness in Untold Stories

LOS ANGELES — <i>What's he really like?</i><p>That kind of question is the entire premise of the paparazzi and the springboard for all of reality television.<p>We live in an era when we demand more inside information than ever about the rich and famous, yet someone who has been one of the world's most prominent …

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