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    Woman who has ‘risked her life to do what she loves’ will pose for Playboy wearing a hijab

    A Muslim-American woman will appear in Playboy magazine’s October issue, wearing a hijab. Noor Tagouri, 22,is a Muslim-American journalist and will appear alongside a novelist, a sex activist and a comedian. The four are part of the magazine’s ‘Renegade’ series, which Playboy says highlights people who have risked their lives to do what they love. Playboy did away with fully-nude photos earlier this year. Tagouri will wear black jeans, a leather jacket and a hijab.  

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    2 children, 1 teacher shot at South Carolina elementary school: official

    TOWNVILLE, S.C. — Two children and a teacher were shot Wednesday at an elementary school in Townville, South Carolina, Anderson County EMS Director Scott Stoller told CNN. “Right now we are still developing information. We are still treating patients. One of the children was life-flighted to Greenville Trauma Center, Stoller said. The suspected shooter, a teenager, is in custody, according to Sheila Cole, spokeswoman for the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities were called to Townville Elementary School at about 2 […]

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    Bystander expects to record police brutality, ends up helping officer

    PLANO, Texas — When Andre Harvey saw a police officer taking down a man, he did what’s becoming increasingly common: he whipped out his phone and hit record. But what the incident captured instead wasn’t the worst aspect of police brutality, but the best example of officers and citizens banding together. The takedown Plano, Texas, police Detective Jon Hoffman was sitting at a red light when he saw a man run out of a 7/11 carrying a plastic donation jar […]

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    Reports of ‘exploding’ Samsung washing machines prompts warning

    NEW YORK — Samsung, maker of the troubled Galaxy Note 7 smartphone, has another problem on its hands. U.S. regulators on Wednesday warned owners of certain top-loading Samsung washing machines of “safety issues” following reports that some have exploded. The warning from the Consumer Product Safety Commission includes machines made between March 2011 and April 2016. It did not specify a model, however you can check your serial number on Samsung’s website. The commission suggested people use only the delicate cycle […]

  • THE LION GUARD - Disney Television Animation has begun production on "The Lion Guard," an animated television movie and series that continues the story introduced 20 years ago in the acclaimed Disney animated film "The Lion King."  Geared towards kids aged 2-7 and their families, "The Lion Guard" television movie will premiere in fall 2015 and the subsequent series will debut in early 2016 on Disney Junior and Disney Channel. (Image by Disney Junior via Getty Images)

    ‘Lion King’ live action remake coming

    NEW YORK — Get ready for fans of “The Lion King” to roar. Walt Disney Studios said Wednesday it is teaming up with director Jon Favreau for a live action version of the enormously popular animated film. “We can officially confirm that The Walt Disney Studios and director Jon Favreau are putting a new re-imagining of The Lion King on the fast track to production,” Disney said in a press release. “The project follows the technologically groundbreaking smash hit The […]

  • A man died after police shot him in El Cajon, California, sparking protests in the suburb northeast of San Diego, CA on Tuesday, September 27, 2016.

    California officer fatally shoots man who they say “rapidly drew an object” and stood in a “shooting stance”

    EL CAJON, Calif. — A man died after police shot him in El Cajon, Calif., sparking protests in the suburb northeast of San Diego. On Tuesday afternoon, El Cajon police responded to a 911 call regarding an African-American man in his 30s who reportedly was behaving “erratically” behind a restaurant at the Broadway Village Shopping Center, Lt. Rob Ransweiler said. ‘Not acting like himself’ According to the call, the man was “not acting like himself” and had been walking in […]

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    Don’t click on that Brad Pitt obit! He’s alive, and it’s a hack

    Attention Facebook users: Brad Pitt isn’t dead, and clicking on that post could give a hacker control of your account. A fake article that appeared to come from Fox News was floating around Facebook on Tuesday, touting the headline “R.I.P Brad Pitt.” A spokesperson from the social network warned users that the post is hoax– with a hacker behind it. TMZ first reported the story on Tuesday. Clicking on the link prompts you to enter your Facebook username and password. […]

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    With tears rolling down her face, young girl delivers message at tense Charlotte meeting

    (CNN) — A young girl climbed up a step ladder to stand at the podium before a tense Charlotte City Council meeting. Petite in size, with braids in her hair and hearts on her T-shirt, Zianna Oliphant collected herself and delivered her message loud and clear. “It’s a shame that our fathers and mothers are killed and we can’t see them anymore,” she said with tears streaming down her face. “It’s a shame that we have to go to their […]

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    Who is Alicia Machado? Former Miss Universe said Trump called her ‘Miss Piggy’

    WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton was making a point about Donald Trump and women at the first presidential debate when she brought up Alicia Machado, the former Miss Universe who says Donald Trump insulted her. “This is a man who has calling women pigs, slobs and dogs and someone who has said pregnancy is an inconvenience to employers, who has said that women don’t deserve equal pay unless they do as good a job as men,” she said on the debate […]

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    Braggadocious? The key words people looked up during the debate

    As presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton traded barbs, viewers headed to the dictionary to look up headscratching words like “braggadocious.” Here are several key words that spiked in searches on Merriam-Webster’s site during Monday night’s debate ‘She doesn’t have the stamina’ Stamina means “great physical or mental strength that allows you to continue doing something for a long time,” according to Merriam-Webster. 📈 Lookups for 'stamina' are still high a few hours after the debate. One of the […]

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    Trump, Clinton trade attacks during heated presidential debate

    HEMPSTEAD, N. Y. — Hillary Clinton forced Donald Trump onto defense over his temperament, refusal to release his taxes and his past comments about race and women during a fiery debut presidential debate Monday — a potentially pivotal moment in a tight election campaign. Clinton, who has seen her dominance of the presidential race fade in the weeks since the Democratic convention, delivered a strong performance in which she demonstrated a command of policy and a sense of humor, smiling through […]

  • MIAMI, FL - SEPTEMBER 25:  Team executives, surrounded by the Miami Marlins, take part in a press conference following the death of pitcher Jose Fernandez in a boating accident, at Marlins Park on September 25, 2016 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Joe Skipper/Getty Images)

    Miami Marlins teammates to honor late Jose Fernandez by wearing his number 16 before retiring it for good

    MIAMI —  Miami Marlins ace Jose Fernandez made his big league debut against the New York Mets on April 7, 2013. For five innings, he baffled hitters with fastballs and curves, surrendering one run and striking out eight on his way to being named National League Rookie of the Year. On Monday night, when Fernandez was to retake the mound against the Mets, his teammates are planning to wear his number — 16 — as baseball mourns one of its brightest […]