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Chat transcript with Detroit Lions writer Dave Birkett
Dave answered your questions about the team, the season opener and more this morning.        
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'Those were real tears': Tig Notaro on turning her year of cancer and loss into the sitcom 'One Mississippi'
Tig Notaro has been busy. Since the 2012 standup set at L.A.'s Largo that began, "Hello. Good evening, hello. I have cancer" turned her overnight from a working comic to a famous one, the circumstances of a very bad year — a near-fatal intestinal infection, the sudden death of her mother and a...
62 points by Los Angeles Times | Situation comedy Comedy Stand-up comedy 2006 albums Quantification Existential quantification Documentary film Tig Notaro
Sergio Mora: It wasn’t Danny Jacobs’ punch that beat me
Danny Jacobs and Sergio Mora have a difference of opinion on what led to their first fight being stopped in the second round at Barclays Center on Aug. 1, 2015. Jacobs contends it was a punch that caused Mora to fold on top of his right ankle, causing an injury severe enough that he couldn’t...
5 points by New York Post | Boxing Knockout Human leg 2006 albums Sergio Mora Ankle Peter Quillin
McCall loses another opponent on eve of UFC return
The flyweight contender is once again left without an opponent.
3 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | 2006 albums 2000s American television series Ian McCall
Disney will scan fingers of 3- to 9-year-olds to battle ticket fraud

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‘Forbidden Forgiving’: An art show about surviving rape with grace
When Christine was 4 years old, she didn’t have words for what happened to her.“I had been raped when I was 4 years old by my 58-year-old uncle,” said Christine, who requested that the Monitor not use her full name. “Within weeks my mother said, ‘Oh Christine, I guess I just don’t love you anymore.’...
2 points by Concord Monitor | Rape Forgiveness Healing War rape 2006 albums Doll Dolls Father
Grandparents celebrate 57 years of marriage with photo shoot inspired by 'The Notebook'
Stacy Welch-Christ's photos of Clemma and Sterling Elmore of Wewoka, Oklahoma, quickly went viral.
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Windward beats McClatchy, 53-41, for CIF Division I title
It was a charismatic performance, one certainly worthy of her given name. Charisma Osborne led the L.A. Windward Wildcats to a 53-41 victory Friday over Sacramento McClatchy in the CIF state Division I girls’ basketball championship game at the Golden 1 Center. Osborne played all but 23 seconds...
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Letter: Weare and weather
Weare and weatherI am compelled to express my respect to those towns that postponed voting or town meetings on Tuesday, March 14. Those towns need to be recognized for putting the priority of their residents first, both in terms of safety and giving the best opportunity for residents to vote their...
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5-ton marble elephant to grace City Park Stadium
GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) - There will be a permanent guest at the City Park Stadium: A 5-ton marble elephant. The marble elephant will be planted at the stadium - the home of Gainesville Red Elephants' football, soccer and lacrosse teams, the Times of Gainesville ( reported. The statue will be ...
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‘He didn’t have a face’: Father of boy mauled by pit bull breaks down
The father of a 5-year-old Brooklyn boy who was horribly mauled by his dad’s pit bull broke down in tears Sunday as he recalled waking to find his young son on the living room floor, choking on his own blood. “He didn’t have a face,” father Joel Rivera sobbed of son Jeremiah, who has been...
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Miggy unplugged: Cabrera addresses Ilitch's death, more
Tigers slugger discusses range of topics, including strife in his homeland of Venezuela as well as his boxing regimen.        
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Everything President Trump had to say at his first solo news conference
President Trump appeared Thursday at a news conference to announce his replacement choice for Labor secretary. Trump went on to address a wide-range of topics, including Russia, his plans for a new executive order on a travel ban, “fake news,” leaks, his electoral victory, his wife, Melania, and...
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Dan TDM coming to Akron Civic Theatre March 31; tickets go on sale Feb. 16 at 10 a.m.
Dan TDM, one of the world's biggest YouTube creators, is headed to the Akron Civic Theater March 31. Tickets go on sale February 16 at 10 a.m. Watch video CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Hey kids, get ready - Dan TDM is coming to Akron! Dan TDM, one of the world's biggest YouTube creators, will kick off his 21-city U.S. tour beginning March 24. He will make a stop at the Akron Civic Theatre on Friday, March 31. Tickets go on sale Thursday, February 16 at 10 a.m. through Dan TDM On Tour is a fun-filled family event where fans can take part in a Dan TDM adventure! Looking ahead to the tour Dan Middleton aka Dan TDM said: "I'm so excited to be bringing the tour to my amazing fans in America. My American audience have always supported me and this tour is a brilliant opportunity for me to bring my world to life for them. I can't wait to travel across the country and meet as many fans as possible."
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Adele says Beyoncé should have won album of the year: 'It was her time to win'
"...I'm very grateful and gracious, but my artist of my life is Beyoncé," Adele shared.         
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Nets finally awaken — but too late — as snowball grows
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — It’s hard for a losing team to start trusting without any results. And it’s tough to break a slump when your sputtering offense has trust issues. Welcome to the Nets. Kenny Atkinson’s crew fell behind big and spent the rest of the night playing catchup and falling just short. They lost 111-107...
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Bill to let Colorado cyclists roll through stop signs, red lights dies in committee
A bill allowing cyclists to roll through intersections at a "reasonable speed" -- as long as they yield to cars and pedestrians -- died along party lines in the Senate Transportation Committee Tuesday.
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Feeling overwhelmed? Do less, but do it better
One of the joys of my job is working with interesting, smart, accomplished people. Some are stay-at-home parents, some work outside the home part-time, others full-time. Some are married, others are divorced, and some are single. Whatever differences exist, they all seem to have one thing in common:...
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Tiger Woods: I'm planning to rejoin Tour in October
Tiger Woods says he'd like to play in the Safeway Open in October.         
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Venice: Natalie Portman Talks About the Dangers of Playing ‘Jackie’
VENICE, Italy — Playing First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy in Chilean director Pablo Larrain’s “Jackie” felt “somewhat dangerous,” Natalie Portman said Wednesday, “because everyone knows what she looked like, sounded like, and has kind of an idea of her.” The Oscar-winning actress told reporters in Venice that the role “was terrifying, because I never really thought of... Read more »
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Tiger Woods looking at October return to the PGA Tour with 3 events
Tiger Woods is back. Woods said on his website Wednesday he is looking to make his return to competitive golf with three events to start the 2016-17 season.
11 points by The Denver Post | Tiger Woods 2006 albums Chevron World Challenge Vijay Singh Positive psychology The Bahamas
George Michael’s funeral on hold pending toxicology results
It could take until March before the Wham! singer is finally laid to rest.
72 points by New York Post | Death Drug addiction Suicide George Michael Demography Sun 2006 albums Autopsy
‘Stranger Things’ Season 2 Teaser Trailer Debuts During Super Bowl (Watch)
Hang up your Christmas lights, fill up your isolation tanks, and hold on to your Eggo waffles, the “Stranger Things” Season 2 teaser trailer just dropped. While many watch the Super Bowl because there’s a football game going on or because their favorite artist is performing at halftime, others tune in for the trailers, and perhaps none caused more... Read more »
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LSU's tiger, Mike VI, won't appear at home games this year because of cancer
LSU's live tiger mascot, Mike VI, won't take the field during home football games this season because he has cancer. In a news release Tuesday, the university said, “LSU has never forced Mike VI to attend the pre-game events; the decision to get into his trailer has always been left up to him....
200 points by Los Angeles Times | American football 2006 albums The Current Football Game Magnetic field
Snap tells advertisers it reaches users -- even in the bathroom
Full coverage: Snap I.P.O. Feb. 3, 2017, 7:50 a.m. Snapchat app maker Snap Inc. filed papers Thursday to move forward with what's expected to be the biggest initial public offering ever for a Los Angeles company. Follow our coverage here. All updates From the filing The founders Feb. 3, 2017, 7:50...
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UM newcomer Jeter already a household name
Donovan Jeter doesn’t know Derek Jeter. But in his mind, they’re related. That’s his story, and he’s sticking to it.        
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World's 'most excellent' airlines for 2017 are ...
What does New Zealand, home of "Lord of the Rings" and "The Hobbit," love better than a blockbusting trilogy?
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Lions trying to get WR Corey Fuller back up to speed
Player only recently returned from foot injury and team could use his speed on deep routes.        
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Lions try to get WR Fuller back into swing of things
Player only recently returned from foot injury and team could use his speed on deep routes.        
-2 points by The Detroit News | American football 2006 albums Canadian football American football positions Jonathan Coachman Guy Season Foot
Bollywood star tells how she fought off Paris attackers
The Bollywood actress who fought off masked attackers aimed at robbing her in Paris has vowed that she will not let it change her life.
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33863 points by Arizona Republic | English-language films American films 2006 albums The Stuff Freeware Jason Isaacs
Doctors haven't declared Speight out for season
Jim Harbaugh said his starting quarterback Wilton Speight is getting better. "We'll see how he feels today."        
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Devin Booker gets thrown out of game, signs autographs on way out
Devin Booker signed off from the Suns loss a little early Wednesday night against the Nuggets.
1 points by Daily News | Basketball Associated Press Technical foul Signature Free throw 2006 albums The Lockers Booker Little
"I’m going to put him to sleep" - Michael Page looking to unleash venom at Bellator 165
Michael ‘Venom’ Page will face Fernando Gonzalez at Bellator 165 this weekend hoping to secure a shot at the Douglas Lima’s welterweight title. Read Full Article at
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Harbaugh says Speight a 'day-by-day thing'
Jim Harbaugh said his starting quarterback Wilton Speight is getting better. "We'll see how he feels today."        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | Jim Harbaugh 2006 albums Michigan Wolverines football Coach Confidence Manager The A-Team Quarterback
Grandma invites wrong teen to Thanksgiving, now hundreds want to go
Accidental text starts the (Butter) ball rolling and now grandma's invitation is viral.       
9945 points by USA Today | Family Grandparent Coming out Grandma Moses Text messaging 2006 albums
2 South Texas believers say they saw Bigfoot
Residents in Bee County claim that they've seen Bigfoot. 
177 points by The Houston Chronicle | 2006 albums Beeville Texas Bee County Texas Hominidae Thought Existence Gorilla
Grandma's Thanksgiving invitation goes viral
Accidental text starts the (Butter) ball rolling and now grandma's invitation is viral.         
-1 points by Arizona Republic | Family Grandparent Coming out Grandma Moses Text messaging 2006 albums
The Weeknd chops off his hair
The "Can't Feel My Face" singer revealed his new hair, along with the art for "STARBOY," on Wednesday.
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Husband in couple compared to 'The Fault in Our Stars' couple dead at 25

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Trump: Clinton's 'deplorables' comment is the 'single biggest mistake of the political season'
Trump says that Clinton has alienated voters and would not be "president of everybody."
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Seidel: Lions RB Theo Riddick returns from injury, comes up big
Running back had 63 yards receiving, 45 yards rushing and two total scores        
66 points by Detroit Free Press | Indianapolis Colts 2006 albums
Actress Alexis Arquette dead at 47

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