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  • “I Think I’m Going to Hang It Up, LOL”: Aaron Hernandez Note to Prison Boyfriend

    Aaron Hernandez knew his prison boyfriend before either of them was locked up, says the attorney for that inmate.

    Newsweek
  • On his birthday, his 13-year-old sister hugged him. Then he shot her in the head

    On Martaevious Santiago’s 17th birthday, he shot his 13-year-old sister in the back of the head. She had just hugged him in the kitchen of the family’s Florida City home, police said. As they separated and Tedra King walked away, Martaevious pointed a loaded semiautomatic handgun at her. Then he pulled the trigger and killed her. Martaevious told police it was an accident. The shooting happened Tuesday night inside a modest Florida City subdivision called Washington Park. Outside the home on Wednesday, shocked family members — some on the way to identify the young girl’s body at the morgue — demanded privacy. “Everybody that knows a word of prayer, please pray for the Bess family,” close family

    Miami Herald q
  • United Airlines: Giant rabbit's mysterious death sends Twitter hopping with hilarious memes

    A giant 10-month-old continental rabbit named Simon, set to become the biggest in the world, was mysteriously found dead after a United Airlines flight from London to Chicago on Monday (24 April). Edwards said the giant rabbit was being delivered to its new owner – a celebrity whom she did not identify. The animal was found dead in the cargo hold where it was placed after the plane landed in Chicago.

    International Business Times
  • Fox News' Jesse Watters appears to make lewd Ivanka Trump joke then takes abrupt holiday

    A Fox News presenter is taking a break from TV after he made a joke about Ivanka Trump that was widely interpreted as a sexual innuendo. Moments after suggesting left-wingers booing the first daughter, were being disrespectful, Jesse Watters said he "liked how she was speaking into that microphone", before smirking at his fellow presenters. Mr Watters said during a live broadcast: "It’s funny, the left says they really respect women, and then when given an opportunity to respect a woman like that, they boo and hiss.

    The Independent
  • Even Donald Trump's birthday tweet to Melania has a factual error it in

    Our Tweeter in Chief Donald Trump, is known for playing fast and loose with facts, but you'd think a birthday message to his wife would be a nice softball. He can garner a few awws and then move on.  Nope. SEE ALSO: The only Melania in the White House is this photograph On Wednesday, Melania Trump celebrated her birthday. And like most loved ones do on their spouse's birthday, Donald Trump took to Twitter to send his best wishes to his wife. HAPPY BIRTHDAY to our @FLOTUS, Melania! https://t.co/rYYp51mxDQ pic.twitter.com/np7KYHglSv — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 26, 2017 However, when it came to the graphics, there was a ball drop. Or a star drop, if you will. If you look closely you'll notice that the flag in that graphics package only has 39 stars, which leaves out quite a number of states.  And because nothing escapes the internet, Twitter definitely noticed. There are only 39 stars on that flag, sir. https://t.co/KATgoLIQUv — Dan Zak (@MrDanZak) April 27, 2017 This is so weird: The American flag on @FLOTUS Melania Trump's birthday card only has 39 stars. H/t: @eventsforgood pic.twitter.com/IYd2hdOXGJ — Christina Wilkie (@christinawilkie) April 27, 2017 Very weird. Since the 39 star flag was never official since we went from 38 to 42 states in 1890. https://t.co/TG5JWAPOA3 — MyNinjaTurtle (@MyNinjaTurtle) April 27, 2017 @chrislhayes Wonder which 11 states are slated for destruction? #39StarFlag pic.twitter.com/KKkIS1ElZB — kathy greenstone (@KathyGreenstone) April 27, 2017 To make matters even more worse, this is not the first time Donald Trump has shared the 39-star flag. As MSNBC's Chris Hayes pointed out, Donald Trump also shared the flag at the end of the video welcoming freed Egyptian American Aya Hijazi who was imprisoned in Cairo. @christinawilkie @FLOTUS @eventsforgood IT'S THE SAME FLAG IN THE END OF THIS VIDEO!!!! https://t.co/jZOSS7VjNh — Christopher Hayes (@chrislhayes) April 27, 2017 Someone in the WH graphics operation has a 39-star flag saved on their computer as the current flag and is using it everything! — Christopher Hayes (@chrislhayes) April 27, 2017 For reference, Mr. President, we've never actually had a 39-star flag in the history of the United States.  The design was actually created in 1889 when flag makers were anticipating the addition of the Dakotas to the United states. Flag makers incorrectly assumed that what we know as North Dakota and South Dakota would be admitted to the US as only one state, not two. The New York Times notes:  Long story short, flag makers jumped the gun, so now 39-star flag was never an official flag. They are now just collectors items. Note: there was never an official 39-star flag, but some folks thought there would be 39 states in 1889, so some flags were actually created — Brian Ruh (@brianruh) September 5, 2016 WE NEVER EVEN HAD A 39 STAR FLAG https://t.co/XpMS0LMd97 — SheriffFruitfly (@sherifffruitfly) April 27, 2017 Now, to be fair, this is probably just a graphic design mistake from the White House art department, not a comment on how many states Trump wishes we had. But the fact stands: The. President. Of. The. United. States. Tweeted. A. Fake. Flag. Happy Birthday, Melania!

    Mashable
  • What It's Like to Live With Treacher Collins

    "What I really think has had the most impact on me is the realization that I'm 34 years old and I've never had a boyfriend."

    Cosmopolitan
  • Warriors, Charles Barkley and Bob Ley pay tribute to fired ESPN workers

    Charles Barkley said he had worked closely with ESPN journalists down the years. After a tumultuous day at ESPN, in which the broadcaster laid off around 100 employees on Wednesday, including some of the network’s most popular on-air and online personalities, tributes were paid to those who lost their jobs. Perhaps the most striking came from the Golden State Warriors.

    The Guardian
  • Kim Kardashian Speaks Out About Caitlyn Jenner’s ‘Hurtful’ Book: ‘My Heart Breaks for My Mom’

    Kim opened up about Caitlyn’s book in a tell-all interview on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.”

    Entertainment Tonight

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