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Bobbi Kristina Brown Has Died

Bobbi Kristina Brown died today at the age of 22. Bobbi Kristina’s death comes nearly six months after she was found unresponsive in a bathtub in her Roswell, Georgia, USA, home on Saturday, Jan. 31. Brown is the daughter of late superstar Whitney Houston and singer Bobby Brown.

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Bill Cosby Admitted To Getting Drugs & Drugging One Woman For Sex

Bill Cosby testified in 2005 that he got Quaaludes with the intent of giving them to young women he wanted to have sex with, and he admitted giving the sedative to at least one woman and “other people”, according to documents obtained today by The Associated Press. The AP had gone to court to compel the release of the documents; ...

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Maine Man Dies in Fourth of July Fireworks Accident

A 22-year-old man died last night in Maine, USA, as a result of a fireworks accident on the Fourth of July. Devon Staples, 22, was killed instantly in Calais, Maine, after he put a fireworks mortar on his head, marking the first death since the state legalized fireworks two years ago. Staples had been drinking with friends when the incident ...

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Donald Trump is Running For US President

Donald Trump is finally taking the plunge. The real estate mogul and TV reality star launched his presidential campaign today, ending more than two decades of persistent flirtation with the idea of running for the Oval Office. “So, ladies and gentlemen, I am officially running for president of the United States, and we are going to make our country great ...

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Akon is Bringing Solar Electricity To 600 Million People in Africa

Despite being best known for making pop music, Akon’s decided to give filling dancefloors a break in favor of bringing solar energy to people living in rural Africa. The singer, who is of Senegalese-American descent, has recently opened a Solar Academy as part of his effort to bring electricity to 600 million people in rural communities across Africa. Located in ...

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Leonard Nimoy Who Played Spock on Star Trek Dies at Age 83

Leonard Nimoy, the actor who played Spock on Star Trek, died today. He was 83 and had lung disease, his family confirmed his death. Nimoy was most famous for his role as the Vulcan Spock on the Star Trek TV show in 1966. He would also later appear in J.J Abrams’ Star Trek reboot movies. “I loved him like a ...

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Marijuana Is Now Officially Legal in Alaska

Today, Alaska’s new marijuana law officially goes into effect, which means that as of Feb. 24 recreational weed is now a legal substance in three states. Oregon is set to follow in July. Adult residents in America’s northernmost state are now able to personally consume weed in their homes — as well as grow up to six plants — and ...

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RadioShack Files For Bankruptcy

After struggling for years as electronics shoppers shifted online, RadioShack filed for bankruptcy today, marking an ignominious end to its 94-year reign. RadioShack, based in Fort Worth, Tx, USA., will sell up to 2,400 of its U.S. stores to General Wireless. General Wireless will then set up “stores within stores” at 1,750 of those locations for wireless network operator Sprint.

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At Least 19 Dead as Taiwanese TransAsia Plane Crashes in Taipei

A TransAsia Airways flight departing the Taiwanese capital Taipei this morning crashed into a river nearby the terminal after coming into contact with an elevated roadway soon after takeoff. The ATR-72 turboprop aircraft was bound for the offshore island of Kinmen with 58 people onboard, at least 19 people were killed during the crash. More than half of the passengers ...

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Jamaican To Head US Defense Intelligence Agency

United States Marine Corps Major General Vincent R Stewart will assume duties as the 20th director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) and commander of the Joint Functional Component Command for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (JFCC-ISR) on Friday, the DIA has announced on its website. Major General Stewart, a Jamaican who attended Kingston College and who entered the Marine Corps ...

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