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Is Facebook’s Subscription-Based News Service Bad For The Publishing Industry?

In an attempt to ostensibly save the news industry, Facebook will be launching a subscription-based news service in October. The master plan will pave the way for content publishers to create a paywall on Facebook for access to their content. It is also hoped that the new incentive will bring back the much-needed credibility to traditional news sites that have been ...

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O.J. Simpson Granted Parole After Almost 9 Years In Prison

After almost nine years in prison, O.J. Simpson is getting out.  The state of Nevada unanimously decided to grant parole to the former football star following a roughly 75-minute hearing on Thursday morning in Nevada. He could be released as early as Oct. 1.  Simpson, 70, has been in prison since 2008  due to his role in a 2007 armed robbery ...

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College Professor Humbly Apologizes To NFL Star Over 2006 ‘Realistic Goals’ Comment

Back in 2006, NFL  star Julian Edelman’s college professor made a “flippant” comment about his future in football. And in a letter that she recently wrote to the 31-year-old double Super Bowl champion , she has revealed that she is now truly sorry. On Tuesday, the New England Patriots  wide receiver tweeted out part of the note sent to him by ...

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Watch O.J. Simpson's Parole Hearing Live Here

After serving over eight years in prison for his role in a 2007 armed robbery inside a Las Vegas hotel, O.J. Simpson will go before the Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners on Thursday to plead his case as to why he should be released as early as October. The hearing will be streamed live on various sites , according to ...

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Grizzlies Even Series With Spurs Despite Kawhi Leonard's Stellar Performance

MEMPHIS, Tenn. ― Kawhi Leonard was making everything, scoring San Antonio’s last 16 points in the fourth quarter and finishing with a career-high 43 points. The Spurs’ young star hit 7 of 10 shots from 3-point range, made one-legged, fade-away jumpers and put his team on his back while scoring eight of their 12 points in overtime. It still wasn’t ...

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Put ESPN In Charge Of America’s Wars

The NFL draft is back on ESPN with blanket (read: suffocating) coverage, which always makes me think: What if Americans cared about their wars as much as they cared about the NFL? What if decisions were fact-based and results-oriented? What if everyone was well-informed, highly motivated, and committed to excellence? What if the media provided honest, often outspoken, and comprehensive ...

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GOP Lawmaker Asks NASA If There Was A Long-Lost 'Civilization' On Mars

Someone’s been watching too much “Ancient Aliens .”  Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) took a moment during a committee meeting with NASA scientists on Tuesday to ask if there’s any evidence of long-lost civilizations on Mars in relatively recent history.  “You have indicated that Mars was totally different thousands of years ago,” he asked Ken Farley, project scientist for NASA’s Mars ...

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Tropical Storms Don And Hilary Are Swirling The Seas, And It's Pure Coincidence

As Tropical Storm Don, described Monday as “small,” “short-lived” and “not particularly well organized,” weakens in the Atlantic Ocean while drifting toward the Caribbean, another storm may be brewing in the eastern Pacific Ocean. If Tropical Depression Eight-E  reaches tropical storm status, it will likely be named Hilary. Those names should sound familiar  ― if you’ve had access to the ...

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Fiona, Cincinnati's Adorable Baby Hippo, Gets Her Own Ice Cream Flavor

Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden  favorite Fiona the baby hippo  became wildly popular around the world after video footage of her adorable antics went viral . Now, Ohio-based ice cream company has announced a new flavor crafted in the calf’s honor, featuring a toffee base, roast peanuts and caramel truffles ― because only the best ingredients will do.  Graeter’s ice cream is calling ...

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Thousands Flee As California Wildfire Grows At Unprecedented Rate

A major fire west of Yosemite National Park nearly doubled in size since Tuesday, forcing thousands of evacuations in what’s shaping up to be an overwhelming fire season for California.  The Detwiler Fire  in California’s Mariposa County has swelled to more than 45,000, nearly twice the size of the 25,000 acres it covered early Tuesday, the California Department of Forestry ...

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