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Middle School Girls Fight Sexist Dress Code Policy

A group of girls at Urbana Middle School in Frederick County, Maryland are protesting their school’s sexist dress-code policy by wearing large yellow …

FSU Football Player Eats Lunch With Student Sitting Alone

<b>TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP)</b> — For one day, a mother says she didn’t have to worry about her son eating lunch by himself after he was joined by Florida …

Chris Rock Sold $65,000 Worth of Girl Scout Cookies at the Oscars

Add ‘Opportunist’ and ‘Dad of the Year’ to Chris Rock’s already lengthy resume.<p>The star comedian hosted the 2016 Oscars on Sunday night and used his …

Kanye West peeves Taylor Swift's fans -- again

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's the Kanye West and Taylor Swift feud -- the sequel.<p>West released some songs Thursday from his new album, "The Life of Pablo," throwing Swift's fans into a tizzy.<p>In the song "Famous," West reportedly croons, "I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex. / Why? I made that bitch …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Aladdin Broadway musical announces first North American tour

The genie is out of the bottle…and coming to a city near you. Disney Theatrical Productions announced Tuesday that the Broadway musical <i>Aladdin</i> will …

Broadway Musical

Blizzard Jonas Was Far Worse For Broadway Than Nick Jonas

Not all Jonases are created equal. Last weekend’s blizzard shut down Broadway in the middle of its first fan convention, Broadwaycon, and decimated the box office. Overall grosses were down a staggering 39.11%, halting the succession of record-breaking numbers rolling in since New Years. The total …

Broadway musical 'Hamilton' could teach Oscar a lesson on diversity

A tremor of excitement ran through the Los Angeles theater scene on Tuesday with the announcement that "Hamilton," Broadway's biggest phenomenon since "Rent," will play the Hollywood Pantages next year.<p>But it's a pity that Lin-Manuel Miranda's groundbreaking hip-hop musical about the life of …

Film Festivals

After Oscar Piracy, Studios Step Up Push for Digital Screeners

Hollywood and Oscar have many ongoing issues aside from diversity, and high on that list is piracy. Earlier this month, the pirate-tracking firm …

Game of Thrones

Controversial 'lost' Leonardo DiCaprio film Don's Plum removed from web

Improvised 90s drama disappears after brief online debut following complaint from DiCaprio and co-star Tobey Maguire<p>Don’s Plum, the low-budget 90s indie drama starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire that appeared online last month, has disappeared once more into the Hollywood ether after its …

Leonardo Dicaprio

17 Books to Read Before Seeing the Movie Version This Year

From the latest Harry Potter to that zombified Jane Austen adaptation.<p>If you're anything like us, you prefer to read a book before seeing the story in movie form. Sure, Jennifer Lawrence may not have been who you pictured as dystopian heroine Katniss Everdeen, but at least you experienced <i>The Hunger</i> …

Mum With Cancer Whose Baby Died After Premature Birth: 'I Would've Kept Her In My Tummy'

A mum whose baby died after she gave birth prematurely to start cancer treatment said she would've done things differently if she knew her daughter …

Pregnancy

Twins Beat 150,000-to-1 Odds of Babies Being Born the Same Day

They may live 10,000 miles apart, but that cannot break the bond between these twin brothers, who are now fathers to babies with the same birthday.<p>Identical twins Gareth and Stefan Kershaw live 10,000 miles apart. But their differences end there. Consider their wives are named Kate and Katie, …

Pregnancy

Manning tops Brady as Broncos beat Patriots to make Super Bowl 50

• New England Patriots 18-20 Denver Broncos<br>• Missed extra-point costs Patriots dear in AFC Championship game<br>• As it happened: Hunter Felt’s liveblog of a thriller<br>• Broncos will face Panthers is Super Bowl<p>No, you’re not seeing things. That really was Peyton Manning lumbering his way down the field for a …

Princess Diana Once Took Refuge at Kurt Russell's Colorado Ranch

Because where else is a princess supposed to hide out?<p>During an appearance on <i>The Late Late Show with James Corden</i>, Kurt Russell was asked about that time his Colorado ranch became a royal refuge for Princess Diana and her sons, Prince William and Prince Harry, back in 1995.<p>"It was a series of …

'Not the only one': Little girl who lost arm adopts kitten with missing limb

Since their daughter Scarlette, 2, lost an arm to cancer as an infant, Simone and Matt Tipton have wanted to get her a pet with similar physical challenges. When the Trabuco Canyon, California couple heard about a kitten that lost its front leg, they knew they had found the next member of their …

Pets

Gunman shot, killed at Walmart in Pennsylvania

<b>(CNN) —</b> A man wielding two handguns was shot and killed at a Walmart in Pennsylvania, authorities said.<p>The man walked into the store in Stroudsburg late Saturday night and started pointing a gun at people, Pennsylvania State Police said.<p>Cops killed man at Walmart, then interrogated girlfriend<p>Stroud …

Pregnant Mom Who Delayed Cancer Treatment Loses Life Days after Birth of Baby

Mom planned to seek cancer treatment after her baby was born, but complications cut her life short.<p>Emily Lucarz Photography<p>Emily Lucarz Photography<p>A …

Jaxon Buell, Baby Born With Most of Skull Missing, Wants to Wish You Happy Holidays

And thank you for all the support you've shown his family this year.<p>The world fell in love with little Jaxon Buell this year. Most babies born with microhydranencephaly, a condition causing abnormalities with the skull and brain, die at birth, but Jaxon has thrived. He celebrated his first …

Family Finds A Frozen Kitten, Then Brings Him Back To Life

There's no greater instrument for good than a caring heart - in fact, that's what sets the stage for miracles. Just ask the Bingham family, and the …

Minecraft Is Finally Coming to the Wii U

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Call of Duty

Cop pulls over Google self-driving car, finds no driver to ticket

<b>(CNN) —</b> No driver? No ticket.<p>That, at least, was the result when a police officer pulled over one of Google's self-driving cars Thursday in Mountain View, California.<p>The car wasn't speeding. On the contrary, it was driving too slowly -- 24 miles per hour in a 35 mph zone, according to the Mountain …

Autonomous Cars

China's 'Cyber Monday' smashes records...again

Ready, set, shop! China's bargain-hunting shoppers spent billions Wednesday, smashing records on "Singles' Day."<p>The annual online shopping festival -- China's version of "Cyber Monday" -- is the biggest single day of shopping anywhere in the world.<p>Within the first eight minutes, customers had spent …

Akron plane crash: Shock, horror after plane slams into apartment building

<b>(CNN) —</b> Roberta Porter was driving with her grandson through Akron, Ohio, when a plane "dropped out of the sky." It slammed into an apartment building, causing an "instant boom and flames and smoke."<p>"It was horrific," Porter told CNN affiliate WOIO. "It was terrible."<p>There was no one inside the …

8-year-old held in Alabama toddler's death

<b>(CNN) —</b> When a 1-year-old girl wouldn't stop crying while her mother was at a club, an 8-year-old boy became annoyed and "viciously attacked" the toddler, beating her to death, police in Birmingham, Alabama, said.<p>Little Kelci Lewis suffered severe head trauma and "major internal organ damage," …

Crime

Werewolf Kittens Are Real... And You Already Want One

Lykoi cats are the result of a natural mutation.<p>There's a new feline on the block, an unusual creature with features so wolflike that it's being described as the werewolf cat.<p>These cats are actually called Lykoi, from the Greek word for wolf, and they get their distinct look from a natural …

Chihuahua puppy with 2 broken legs abandoned in Northern California trash bin

Authorities in Santa Rosa, Calif., are investigating how a Chihuahua puppy with two broken legs was found in a dumpster.<p>An employee at Santa Rosa Junior College found the puppy inside the dumpster in a campus parking lot Tuesday, according to the college's police department.<p>A nearby animal hospital …

Teeny Tiny Hedgehog Siblings Deliciously Curl Up Perfectly Inside Their Human’s Muffin Baking Tin

Six teeny tiny African Pygmy hedgehogs siblings found that their human‘s baking tin was the perfect size for them to deliciously curl up and take a …

Siblings