Beast Fiction: Christopher Bollens The Destroyers

July 3, 2017

Ive never known the specifics of Charlies familys wealth. Like pools or country houses or fathers with healthy, poorly hidden porn collections, money was just a condition that some kids had and others didnt. Thats not to say I didnt realize early on that the Konstantinou fortune trumped my ownthat I was a votive candle set beside a bonfire. Their residence was a labyrinthine, low-ceilinged duplex on the forty-eighth floor…

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Steph Curry adds richest NBA contract ever to go with championships, MVP awards

July 3, 2017

Image:  Ezra Shaw/Getty Images The golden boy of the NBA’s champion Golden State Warriors, Steph Curry, is officially the best paid player in the entire league. Curry’s new contract, which was confirmed early Saturday morning during the NBA’s free agency period, will pay the two-time league MVP a whopping $201 million of the course of five years. SEE ALSO: ESPN launches new podcast series, bringing back TrueHoop cast to NBA…

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China refuses cancer treatment abroad for Nobel winner Liu Xiaobo

June 30, 2017

Beijing (CNN)Nobel prize winning Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo has been refused permission to travel overseas to receive cancer treatment. His case has come under an international spotlight amid allegations from his supporters that he had become gravely ill because his cancer wasn’t treated in prison. In a statement released Wednesday, Shenyang authorities appeared to attempt to dispel this speculation, saying his cancer was diagnosed less than a month ago, on…

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Activists protest GOP health care bill on Capitol Hill

June 29, 2017

(CNN)Over a thousand chanting activists walked a lap around the Capitol building Wednesday evening to protest the American Health Care Act. The march was part of a three-day “People’s Filibuster,” co-organized by more than 19 groups, including the ACLU, Planned Parenthood and American Federation of Labor. Philadelphia resident Signe Espinoza, 24, kicked off the post-march rally by sharing her personal health care experience on stage.

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Travis Kalanick apologists sound a lot like Donald Trump supporters

June 25, 2017

Mandatory Credit: Photo by AP/REX/Shutterstock (8875114h) President Donald Trump is greeted by supporters during a rally, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa Trump, Cedar Rapids, USA – 21 Jun 2017 Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock They might not be perfect, but they’re winners. In 2017, it’s a common refrain. For example: It’s how Donald Trump supporters justify supporting Donald Trump. And it’s also how Travis Kalanick supporters still justify supporting Travis Kalanick. Let’s be clear:…

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Republicans Hold On To Mick Mulvaney’s Old House Seat In South Carolina

June 22, 2017

Norman, a 63-year-old real estate developer and former state lawmaker, replaces fellow Republican Mick Mulvaney, who left Congress to become President Donald Trumps budget director. Parnell, a 66-year-old tax attorney, mounted an unusually ambitious challenge in the district where the conservative Mulvaney cruised to re-election in 2016.His scrappy campaign, and the support it received from the national Democratic Party, excited local activists accustomed to being written off by party leaders….

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Philando Castile shooting: Dashcam video shows rapid event

June 21, 2017

(CNN)What’s most shocking is how fast it happened. Until Tuesday, few people had seen the dashcam video from July 6, 2016, when Officer Jeronimo Yanez killed Castile in Minnesota. It was shown in court during Yanez’s trial. Yanez tells Castile his brake lights are out. The video does not show Yanez’s point of view or the inside of Castile’s car, where his girlfriend Diamond Reynolds and her 4-year-old daughter were…

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Miley Cyrus and Dolce & Gabbana are in a political Instagram feud. Alright!

June 19, 2017

Miley Cyrus is not noddin' her head like yeah to Dolce & GabbanaImage: Stevan A Henry/Getty Images The greatest celebrity social media beefs are the ones we never saw coming, and Miley Cyrus vs. Dolce & Gabbana over Melania Trump certainly checks that box. What a truly dizzying collection of proper nouns! It started, as these things often do, with one of the less famous members of a famous family…

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One in 10 in serious debt ‘have no bed’ – BBC News

June 14, 2017

A third of clients having gone without at least one essential item, such as a washing machine, causing inconvenience and extra cost by visiting laundrettes and other services A fifth of those asked had rented or bought at least one item on hire purchase A fifth had no internet access Some 91% of clients had used some form of credit to pay an essential bill or other debt. This money…

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Snapchat releases new research that says its for close friends

June 13, 2017

Image: snap inc. Snap’s got a message for their haters, naysayers, and short-sellers pointing to their supposedly slowing growth: New users are overrated (especially when our existing users are so engaged). At a time when Snap’s stock is hovering at a disappointingly low $18 while Facebook rolls out copycat product after copycat product, Snap released two new studies on Monday showing who’s using Snapchat, and why that is. SEE ALSO:…

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‘Crackdown 3’ gets a release date and some kickass star power

June 13, 2017

Crackdown 3 didn’t get a full-blown presentation during Microsoft’s pre-E3 Xbox Briefing, but it does have one thing that no other featured title does: Terry MF’ing Crews. The actor brings his trademark joie de vivre to this latest look at Microsoft’s game of super-powered super-agents. We don’t know much else about the game at this point, but we finally know when it’s coming: Nov. 7, 2017. More From this publisher…

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Curatio promises to matchmake people living with the same health conditions

June 9, 2017

Curatio is a way to manage a disease and talk to people going through the same thing.Image: Shutterstock / 279photo Studio Anyone going through a health crisis or living with a chronic condition is familiar with the same struggle: you want to find people who understand what’s going on in your life, but to find those people, you’d probably have to share information about your health more widely than is…

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Latimer Grange home ‘humiliated’ blind-deaf dementia patient – BBC News

June 9, 2017

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionA dementia sufferer was made to sit in a chair soaked with his urine, his daughter says. A deaf-blind dementia sufferer was made to sit in a chair soaked with his own urine by a care home manager, his daughter has claimed. Rhona McKinlay said 84-year-old William was left “utterly humiliated” for hours at the Latimer Grange home with a circle drawn…

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Senate Republicans Are Closer Than Ever To Repealing Obamacare

June 7, 2017

Senators still lack an actual bill, and the compromises needed to pass the Senate could imperil the legislation in the House, which will also have to back it.But Tuesday was a pivotal day for discussions in the upper chamber and seemingly a positive one as Republicans try to build a 50-vote coalition to repeal Obamacare. McConnell is working with hardly any margin for error. He can afford to lose only…

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NBA star Russell Westbrook returns to Los Angeles in new Samsung ad

June 5, 2017

Oklahoma City Thunder’s Russell Westbrook has had quite the season with his triple-double average in 2016-17. Although it wasn’t quite enough, as his team fell short against the Houston Rockets in the playoffs. In a new ad for Samsung titled Driven, Westbrook takes it back to where it all began, where he grew up in Los Angeles. The ad is of course littered with shots of Samsung products, but also…

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Shocker: Being a female comedian hasn’t gotten any easier since the ’70s

June 5, 2017

Image: showtime The 70s-era standups of Showtimes new series Im Dying Up Here may be struggling to find their comedic voices on screen, but behind the scenes, actress Ari Graynor is killing it. Of course, along with an impressive array of dramatic roles, Graynor has delivered a critically admired string of comedic performances playing colorful and amusing women her filmography includes standout turns in Nick & Noras Infinite Playlist, Whip…

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Election blind dates: Georgia Toffolo and Jack Monroe – BBC News

May 31, 2017

Jack Monroe Describe yourself: I’m Jack Monroe, aged 29, and I’m a food writer and political commentator. Background: I used to be a 999 call-handler. I got pregnant with my son, and when I went back to work I couldn’t work the shift patterns any more. I ended up in a shoddy personal situation – I didn’t eat for three days in a row to feed my child. I started…

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South Carolina Democrat’s Poll Shows Progress Against GOP Rival

May 31, 2017

The margin is an improvement from a 16-point deficit in March, according to a summary of the Anzalone Liszt Grove Research Group polling obtained by HuffPost that wasfirst reported by The Washington Post. The special election to fill the seat vacated by White House budget director Mick Mulvaney will occur the same day Democrats hope to take control of Georgias 6th Congressional District, where Democrat Jon Ossoff is up against…

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Political ‘bromances’ that rival Justin Trudeau and Emmanuel Macron

May 29, 2017

Some would argue that the word “bromance” does not belong in the world of politics, but they’d be wrong. It’s hard not to get swept up in the budding friendships of international leaders with all the photo ops and viral videos. You may be familiar with Barack Obama and Joe Biden’s solid relationship, but that’s not the only political bromance you need to know. Here are some friendships that have…

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Pete Souza’s most legendary Donald Trump trolls

May 28, 2017

In an internet world where trolls lurk around every corner, one has loomed above the rest: Pete Souza, Barack Obama’s former staff photographer. An unlikely troll for unlikely times. Souza has stood out for the blunt savagery of his Instagram posts, but more than that, for the sheer amount of them. It’s seemed that for every Donald Trump action, there is an equal, opposite, and wistfully melancholy reminder of how…

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These new 3D scan fit helmets could make football safer

May 28, 2017

Riddell's next step in football helmet technology includes personalized 3D head scans.Image: lili sams/Mashable Helmets already make the violent game of football safer, but one of the biggest equipment makers in the sport is making them even better. It’s developed a new process to create helmets that could play a role in preventing the traumatic head injuries that currently plague the game and threaten its future. Riddell, the company behind…

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