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Magnitude 6.4 Earthquake Hits Taiwan

Eline Gordts | February 5, 2016 | World
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck southern Taiwan early on Saturday near the city of Tainan, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The quake, initially reported as a magnitude 6.7, was centered 27 miles (43 km) southeast of Tainan, a city of nearly 2 million people. The USGS said...

Porn Star Drops Assault Lawsuit Against Josh Duggar

Stephanie Marcus | February 5, 2016 | Entertainment
The adult actress suing Josh Duggar for assault and battery has dropped her lawsuit against the former "19 Kids and Counting" star.  Danica Dillion was seeking $500,000 for emotional and physical damages she claimed to have suffered after a consensual sexual encounter with Duggar.  Earlier...

Woman Buys A Box Of Junk, Finds Original Andy Warhol Inside

Priscilla Frank | February 5, 2016 | Arts
What is art? What is junk? Will we ever know for certain? These eternal questions proved all the more impenetrable when, as The New York Post reported, a New Jersey woman found an Andy Warhol print inside of a recently purchased box of junk. Funnily...

Man Says Kitten Saved His Life Days After Adoption From Shelter

Hilary Hanson | February 5, 2016 | Good News
Glen Schallman knew that Blake, a black kitten he took home from the Humane Society of North Texas in January, was special. "This little boy and I bonded," Schallman told The Huffington Post. "He was meowing, trying to get the [shelter worker’s] attention, like, 'get me out of here!'" But...

This Middle School Is Helping Students Earn College Credits

Rebecca Klein | February 5, 2016 | Politics
This piece comes to us courtesy of EdSource, where it was originally published. The students giggle, squirm and whisper to each other as their instructor gets ready to begin. It’s the start of a typical middle school class except for one...

Chris Christie Will Charm The Hell Out Of Nancy Pelosi As President

Sam Stein | February 5, 2016 | Politics
Stratham, N.H. -- Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) on Friday pledged to be a charmer of a president, dispensing airplane rides and chocolate gifts to recalcitrant Democrats in order to win their votes. “Nancy Pelosi would be on Air Force One every time she turns around,” Christie said of...

Adele's Childhood Photo Is Excellent Marketing For Her New Single

Stephanie Marcus | February 5, 2016 | Entertainment
Here's the difference between you and Adele.  Your childhood photos are adorable, yet sometimes embarrassing, reminders of your past, and hers are used to sell records. Lots of records.  On Friday, the superstar revealed "When We Were Young" as the second single off her record-smashing...

Here's The Jewelry Every Woman Should Own Beyond The Diamond Necklace

Brittany Nims | February 5, 2016 | Style
Diamonds might be a girl’s best friend, but a gold statement necklace is her trusty wingwoman, pulling together any outfit in the snap of a clasp. Americans spent an estimated $4.8 billion on jewelry for Valentine’s Day in 2015, much of it toward delicate jewels and romantic diamonds...

18 Photos That Show An Imperfect Dad Can Be A Perfect Granddad

Yagana Shah | February 5, 2016 | Fifty
Growing up in northwest Poland, Alina Gabrel-Kamińska never got to see the affectionate side of her father. He was too busy working 12-hour days as a carpenter to be affectionate and emotionally available for Gabrel-Kamińska and her two sisters.  "He never cuddled or played with us. He was...

Is Donald Trump Too Lazy To Be President?

Jason Linkins | February 5, 2016 | Politics
Donald Trump makes big promises. But how he describes the means by which he'll fulfill them? Well, that's even more outlandish. Basically, it boils down to: Step One: Trump hates something.Step Two: ???????Step Three: "Winning." That's essentially the model...

These Are The Tools That Actually Teach Babies How To Talk

Rebecca Klein | February 5, 2016 | Parents
This piece comes to us courtesy of EdSource, where it was originally published. If parents want to help their babies learn to talk, they need to ditch the chattering electronic toys and bring back the books and blocks. That’s the...

For Some Reason, James Franco Is Bringing 'Zola's Story' To The Big Screen

Zeba Blay | February 5, 2016 | Black Voices
Oh boy. James Franco is gearing up to bring the epic "Zola Story" to the big screen.  In November, Twitter user Azia "Zola" Wells posted a series of tweets chronicling a wild experience she had while working as a stripper in Florida. The 148-tweet story,...

No, The Internet Can't Tell This Mom Apart From Her Daughters

Cavan Sieczkowski | February 5, 2016 | Parents
One of these ladies gave birth to the other two.  Kaylan Mahomes is a high school student from Indianapolis. Recently, she posted a photo to Twitter of her, her twin sister, Kyla, and mom, Tina Brown, in the car. But the Internet can't seem to tell the difference between...

Real Bernie Sanders Will Meet Fake Bernie Sanders On Saturday Night Live

Jennifer Bendery | February 5, 2016 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will make a cameo on "Saturday Night Live" this weekend, per the Washington Post. As if that isn't delightful enough, Saturday's show is being hosted by actor Larry David -- who so convincingly plays the Vermont senator in...

'Bonnie And Clyde' Suspect Killed In Florida Shootout

David Lohr | February 5, 2016 | Crime
The police hunt for a man and woman, dubbed a "modern-day Bonnie and Clyde" by the U.S. Marshals Service, ended in bloodshed early Friday when one suspect was killed and the other wounded during a shootout with...

Rose McGowan Files For Divorce From Husband Davey Detail

Brittany Wong | February 5, 2016 | Divorce
"Charmed" actress Rose McGowan and husband Davey Detail are calling it quits after almost three years of marriage.  According to People magazine, McGowan, 42, filed for divorce from the 39-year-old artist on Monday in Los Angeles. The court docs say the couple separated in May...

Phoenix City Council Votes To End Prayer Rather Than Let Satanists Lead It

Nick Wing | February 5, 2016 | Politics
For decades, the Phoenix City Council has begun each meeting with an opening prayer. While those invocations were typically Christian, the tradition was technically multi-denominational, with Jews, Muslims and Sikhs, among others, participating in the past. But when two members of the Satanic Temple, a group of nontheists...

Chris Rock: 'Black Women Get Paid Less Than Everybody In Hollywood'

Brennan Williams | February 5, 2016 | Black Voices
Chris Rock, who will host the much-maligned Oscars later this month, appears on Essence magazine’s annual Hollywood issue cover. The comedian, who has shared his thoughts on Hollywood's racial disparities in the past, opened up about witnessing the limited roles available to black women in...

Man Shot Dead In Attack At Boxing Match Weigh-In

Ron Dicker | February 5, 2016 | Sports
Warning: Please note that while the chaotic footage below doesn't show anyone hit by bullets, it may be too intense for some viewers. A weigh-in for a boxing match turned deadly Friday when gunmen dressed in police-style uniforms shot up the place, the BBC reported. One man was...

These Governors Are Betting On The Super Bowl, But For A Good Cause

Ryan Grenoble | February 5, 2016 | Sports
The only sure bet for Super Bowl 50 is that charities in Colorado or North Carolina will win big, thanks to friendly wagers placed by the states' governors. Should the Panthers win, Colorado Gov. John...