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Lolo Jones Tweets about Rachel Jeantel
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New rule: Lolo Jones, Olympic hurdler, has to stay away from social media and any other technology that enables her to voice her thoughts to the general population. Watching the testimony of Rachel Jeantel, witness in the George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin …

Paula Deen Rumored for Dancing With the Stars
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Celebrity chef Paula Deen has been buffeted by one piece of bad news after another for the past several days. She has become a national joke for her past use of a racial epithet, lost her Food Network show in …

David Bowie Offered Hannibal Role
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E! News has reported that rocker David Bowie is being courted for a role in season two of NBC’s Hannibal. Showrunner Bryan Fuller says, “We have reached out to David Bowie to see if he’s interested and available. We would …

Oscar Pistorius Training Again, Calls the Experience “Bittersweet”
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Oscar Pistorius is training again for the first time in the five months. While awaiting trial for the murder of his girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp, the Paralympic sprinting champ is returning to the track. His first “formal” workout since his …

Eminem: How To Make Money Selling Drugs
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In a new documentary by producer Bert Marcus, called How To Make Money Selling Drugs, rapper Eminem comes clean about his addiction to prescription medications. “When I took my first Vicodin, it was like ‘Ahhhh…’ Everything was not only mellow, …

Advertisers Still Hate Mozilla’s Tracking Policy Advertisers Still Hate Mozilla’s Tracking Policy
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For a while there, it looked like the online advertising industry was going to catch a breather as Mozilla worked on a new cookie policy. Its vacation was cut short, however, as Mozilla recently announced its partnership with Stanford on …

Marijuana Legalization in Pennsylvania Gets Allies
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The Pennsylvania capital of Harrisburg is abuzz with talk of a new bill introduced by State Senator Daylin Leach that would legalize, regulate and tax marijuana in the state. After a report by the American Civil Liberties Union on the …

Student Loan Interest Rates Will Double, Unless …

Come July 1, student loan interest rates will double from 3.4% to 6.8%. That rate jump will only affect all new federally-subsidized student loans, not existing loans. Lots of folks are looking for ways to remedy the high-interest situation. BusinessWeek …

Vatican Official Arrested For Smuggling Money

Earlier this week, the Vatican announced that Pope Francis had set up a “Commission for Reference” or board of inquiry for the Institute for Works of Religion – the Vatican Bank. The IOR, as it is called, has been rocked …

North Carolina Gives Up Federal Jobless Aid North Carolina Gives Up Federal Jobless Aid
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In a move designed to repay their Federal debt faster, the state of North Carolina has cut benefits to 170,000 workers within the state. As a result, they have put themselves in a position of not being eligible to receive …

Lance Armstrong Still Champ, According to Armstrong
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Lance Armstrong made an ill-advised visit to the Tour de France on Friday. On the occasion of the 100th edition of the race, Armstrong gave an interview to Le Monde, France’s premier daily newspaper. In the interview, Armstrong claims that …

Paula Deen Loses Sears, Kmart, Walgreen Paula Deen Loses Sears, Kmart, Walgreen
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Paula Deen’s empire seems to be crumbling faster and faster. After losing Walmart, Smithfield Foods, Novo Nordisk, and her Food Network show, Paula was probably hoping the week would just end and spare her any more bloodletting. But today Sears …

Google’s White Spaces Database Gets Certification From FCC Google’s White Spaces Database Gets Certification From FCC

Google just announced that its White Spaces database has received its final certification from the FCC. Google has been running a trial in South Africa, and in March announced that it reached a milestone in getting a public trial with …

Carter Pardons Deen, Claims Celebri-Chef Was Just “Honest”
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Hit the brakes, America. Paula Deen has been pardoned by Jimmy Carter. Deen has been put through the wringer since admitting to having used racial slurs in the past. But Carter, Nobel Peace Prize recipient and former president, said in …

Reggie Fils-Aime Answers Your Wii U Questions On Late Night With Jimmy Fallon

Last Friday night, Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime visited Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to show off some new Wii U games. Afterwards, he answered a few questions from gamers on Twitter about the Wii U. As an added …

NASA Shuts Down Galaxy Explorer Telescope

Just over ten years after its launch, NASA this afternoon decommissioned its Galaxy Evolution Explorer spacecraft. The satellite will no longer be used for science missions, but will remain in orbit for 65 years before burning up in Earth’s atmosphere. …

Google Talk Goes Into The Inner Workings Of Consciousness
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Vedic scholar, yoga teacher and author Radhanath Swami recently gave an “At Google” talk about consciousness. The company has now made it publicly available via YouTube. Google explains in the video description, “Despite decades of advancement in science and technology, …

Rachel Jeantel Gets An Apology On Behalf Of The Country
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Rachel Jeantel, the 18-year old girl who has taken the stand this week in the Trayvon Martin case only to be bashed by numerous people online and interrogated by George Zimmerman’s defense attorneys, has just gotten an apology from a …

Somebody’s Already Made A Movie About Edward Snowden Somebody’s Already Made A Movie About Edward Snowden
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Well, that was fast. I humorously pondered earlier this week that a movie based on Edward Snowden’s life would be eventually made. Little did I know that a group of Hong Kong filmmakers would join forces to make a five …

Xbox Live Game Sale Coming Next Week

While PC gamers everywhere are waiting with baited breath for the Steam summer sale to begin, it seems that a big summer sale for console gamers will begin soon too. Xbox Live Director of Programming Larry “Major Nelson” Hyrb today …

Band Lets You Control How Drunk They Are in New Interactive Music Video
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U.K. band Moones have just put out arguably one of the most original music videos in the YouTube video era. On the surface, it’s simply the band playing their new song “Better Energy” in a single room. But upon further …

26 Senators Demand NSA Release Information About Its Spy Programs 26 Senators Demand NSA Release Information About Its Spy Programs

Early this month, it was revealed that the NSA collects mountains of phone and Internet data on American citizens. Some members of government defend the program, while others have been creating legislation to reign it in. Now a group of …

Apple, Samsung Continue to Gobble Up Market Share Apple, Samsung Continue to Gobble Up Market Share

The new ComScore mobile numbers are out today, and it’s the same story that consumers have been telling for over one year now. Apple and Samsung, unsurprisingly, have both gained market share in the U.S. smartphone hardware market. Apple saw …

Yahoo Gets New Search Alerts For Web, Images & Video Yahoo Gets New Search Alerts For Web, Images & Video
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Yahoo just made a pair of announcements. One was that Yahoo Mail has some new Flickr integration. The other is that it has a new refreshed, modern Search Alerts experience. “To help you find hot-off-the-press information on the things that …