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Voters should have straight-ticket option Voters should have straight-ticket option
- September 04, 2016

Clerks say banning straight-ticket voting will cause delays, especially if the change isn't coupled with any-reason absentee voting, which the Michigan Legislature considered, but did not approve. The decision was bemoaned by GOP legislators, who approved the law on the grounds it would encourage a more informed electorate, but celebrated as a voting rights victory by Democrats who predicted the straight-ticket ban would have led to longer lines on Election Day. (more...)
Drake Planning To Propose To Rihanna After VMAs Gush Drake Planning To Propose To Rihanna After VMAs Gush
- September 04, 2016

And it sounds like engagement could be the next step. Though Rihannah is sometimes been accused of seeming more like a vessel for producers than anything else, a unified and singular vision at work, a vision that the VMAs then connected with her hugely fun back catalogue. (more...)
5.6-magnitude quake in Oklahoma felt from Nebraska to Texas
- September 04, 2016

Only after checking social media to make sure I wasn't insane did I worry that maybe my foundation or walls were damaged. I wouldn't even know how to check that. Scientific studies have linked the majority of this increased activity to wastewater injection in deep disposal wells in several locations. The Oklahoma Corporation Commission has been in touch with the Environmental Protection Agency regarding the disposal wells in Osage County since the OCC does not have jurisdiction over that area. (more...)
Andrea Tantaros Blasts Fox News as Andrea Tantaros Blasts Fox News as "Sex-Fueled, Playboy Mansion-Like Cult"
- September 04, 2016

Not only did Tantaros take off after Ailes but she included allegations of harassment or facilitation against numerous others, including long-time host Bill O'Reilly (who settled a sexual harassment lawsuit some years back). Business Insider has contacted Fox News by email for comment on the allegations. Tantaros is the most recent in a string of women who have accused former Fox News president Roger Ailes of sexual harassment and misconduct. (more...)
Winona Ryder amazed by overwhelming reaction to Stranger Things Winona Ryder amazed by overwhelming reaction to Stranger Things
- September 04, 2016

The 44-year-old actress stars in the supernatural series " Stranger Things " and although she does not follow the reaction of online critics, she is aware of the show's popularity courtesy of her parents. First up is max, a tough and confident 12-14 year old female whose "appearance, behavior and pursuits seem more typical of boys than of girls in this era". (more...)
Obama to highlight climate issues at home before journey overseas
- September 04, 2016

Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer as well as Gov. The Lake Tahoe Summit is an annual event, now in its 20th year. "And just as this space is sacred to Native Americans, it should be sacred to all Americans", he said. "The overwhelming body of scientific evidence shows us that climate change is caused by human activity", he said. He directed a more pointed barb at Sen. (more...)
Leslie Jones' Internet Troll Shows No Remorse Over Twitter Attacks Leslie Jones' Internet Troll Shows No Remorse Over Twitter Attacks
- September 04, 2016

Because somebody doesn't have a weight that you think is proper? Yiannopoulos led an online mob against actress and comedian Leslie Jones over her appearance in the Ghostbusters reboot, with many of his followers comparing her to an ape - among other racist comments. (more...)
X Factor judges stun fans with surprise photobomb X Factor judges stun fans with surprise photobomb
- September 04, 2016

Her mum reveals: "There were tears running my face". Janet, whose boyfriend David is 100 per cent behind her, was delighted to meet her old pal Simon even after he booted her out of his team a couple of years ago. "When I went home [I thought] I'm not singing anymore but then he tweeted after that it "was a mistake", well that is why I'm here". For those of you "where is the new talent?" cynics out there, look at it this way: How many people go into record-deal auditions in the real world ... (more...)
Pence says he, Trump will release tax returns
- September 04, 2016

He says they believe in local control of education, and he says there is a clear choice when it comes to the economy. "It's something Donald Trump and I, in one of our very first conservations, we found complete alignment on", Pence said. (more...)
"The Exhibition" will bring the eponymous park (and its dinosaurs) to life
- September 04, 2016

The dinosaurs in the exhibition were designed in part by paleontologist Jack Horner , who was an advisor on Jurassic World for all things dino-related. NBCUniversal and Imagine Exhibitions have teamed up to bring Jurassic World to life, in a manner of speaking. "Creating immersive, new ways for consumers to interact with Jurassic World is part of our long-term plan to extend and deepen touch points with the brand worldwide". (more...)
James Conner Scores Two Touchdowns For Pittsburgh After Beating Cancer James Conner Scores Two Touchdowns For Pittsburgh After Beating Cancer
- September 04, 2016

Conner missed the majority of his junior season with the Panthers thanks to an MCL tear that he suffered in the team's season opener, but things got worse when he announced in December 2015 that he had been diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma . (more...)
First poster of Rock On 2 is Out - Relive The Magik First poster of Rock On 2 is Out - Relive The Magik
- September 04, 2016

Eventually, a musically vibrant poster was tweeted by Farhan Akhtar: "Woohooo!" While the poster looks musically appealing, the first look picture had everyone glued to their seats and waiting for the makers to release the awaited poster. (more...)
Watch Prince's Band the Revolution Reunite at Minneapolis' First Avenue Watch Prince's Band the Revolution Reunite at Minneapolis' First Avenue
- September 04, 2016

Fink, and Bobby Z shared the stage at Minneapolis" First Avenue club, where the band frequently played in the "80s, and had a 19-song homage ready. "Opening Paisley Park is something that Prince always wanted to do and was actively working on", Prince's sister, Tyka Nelson, said in a statement. (more...)
Olympic Medals Made of Crushed Smartphones Olympic Medals Made of Crushed Smartphones
- September 03, 2016

The closing of the ceremony and the appearance of Abe marked the transition between Rio and Tokyo as the city prepares for its second summer Olympic games. At the event, Abe burst onto the stage dressed as the Nintendo video-game character Mario, providing free publicity to an iconic Japanese firm while trying to portray Japan as a modern and fun place. (more...)
Gene Wilder dies at 83: Best life lessons from Willy Wonka Gene Wilder dies at 83: Best life lessons from Willy Wonka
- September 03, 2016

Gene Wilder starred in the original 1971 " Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory ", but he only did so under one condition. Wilder continues to be so very dearly missed, and his absence will certainly be felt for years to come. Gene Wilder , the frizzy-haired actor who brought his deft comedic touch to such unforgettable roles as the neurotic accountant in "The Producers " and the mad scientist of "Young Frankenstein ", has died. (more...)
Gretchen Carlson Taped Roger Ailes' Sexual Harassment Remarks Gretchen Carlson Taped Roger Ailes' Sexual Harassment Remarks
- September 03, 2016

In the wake of controversy surrounding the fall of former Fox News boss Roger Ailes, a new report has revealed that the culture of gathering phone records within News Corp may have gone deeper than originally believed. When Ailes spotted James Murdoch on the monitor smoking a cigarette outside the office, he remarked to his deputy Bill Shine , "Tell me that mouth hasn't sucked a cock", according to an executive who was in the room; Shine laughed. (more...)
Obama at Lake Tahoe Praises Conservation Efforts
- September 03, 2016

Warmer temperatures also increase the surface water temperature; a recent UC Davis report found that the lake is warming faster than ever recorded. "We love Obama, We think he has done a fantastic job", said South Lake resident Leon Malmed. (more...)
Trump makes pitch for black support in Detroit
- September 03, 2016

This is both expected and reasonable. "Clinton is not the answer, but Trump is definitely not the answer", said Renee Street Toppin, would-be Trump supporter. Horn described the Republican candidate as "an attention-seeking opportunist with no regard for the well-being of black people". They've tolerated a level of crime no American should consider acceptable. (more...)
TV Anchor Freaks When Alligator Starts Flailing In His Hands TV Anchor Freaks When Alligator Starts Flailing In His Hands
- September 03, 2016

The last time experts from the "Reptile Rainforest Shows" visited the "Sports Final" set was in 2013. Said to be perturbed by the other animal, Burton's alligator moves around violently, and it affects Burton's demeanour, as he starts to panic and nearly looks like he's wrestling the creature. (more...)
Tony Romo Suffers Broken Bone In Back - Fans…
- September 03, 2016

Garrett said Romo's rehab will consist of rest and immobility but the coach refused to rule him out for the September 11 season opener against the New York Giants. Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo , left, is tackled by Seattle Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril , right, in the first half of a preseason National Football League game on Thursday. (more...)

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