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Fashion Week brings an onslaught of hideous ‘clothes’
New York Fashion Week is a place where designers can push the limits, but these looks have gone overboard. Here are some of the designs that looked like they belong in “Mad Max” instead of on the runway.
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The who’s who of Taylor Swift’s many men
As another one bites the dust, take a look at all the rest that didn't quite pan out.
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Job opening: Cat band tour assistant
Craigslist is famous for being full of bizarre job postings, but this “cat show tour assistant” position is probably the most unexpected of them all. Mostly because it’s a real job for an actual touring cat show, meaning you can make a career out of being a show business cat’s assistant.
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At least 2 dead as train derails in northern Spain – local media
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Director Garth Davis on His Awards Season Contender ‘Lion’ and Working With Dev Patel
“Lion,” the true Story of Saroo Brierley, who used Google Earth to reunite with his long-lost family in India after being raised by adoptive parents in Australia, is one of the most hotly anticipated projects at this year’s Toronto Film Festival. Sight unseen, the inspirational drama — which will be released Nov. 25 in the... Read more »
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The day in photos: Sept. 8, 2016
Barack Obama beams and more.
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These busty mannequins are a dead man’s legacy
Everybody has at least one weird hobby, and for Mike Martin, that was collecting and restoring busty mannequins. He died recently, so now his collection is up for sale. Here’s hoping somebody else has the same hobby.
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Murder suspect disappears from police interrogation room
The North Las Vegas Police Department released this video showing a man escaping from his handcuffs and an interrogation room. The man was a suspected murderer, and luckily was recaptured relatively quickly.
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Julianne Hough flashes the cameras and more star snaps
Julianne is feeling frisky, Jennifer Lopez has a doppelgänger and more...
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A Camaro that drives upside down … wheelie!
Jeff Bloch is known for creating unique vehicles, and this upside-down Camaro racer is a crowning achievement. The functioning car was made from a 1999 Camaro and a Ford Festiva and can reach speeds of 90 mph.
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The ‘Broad City’ girls talk about black girl hair
Abbi Jacobs and Ilana Glazer totally relate to the essays in comedian Phoebe Robinson’s new book, “You Can’t Touch My Hair.” Topics include how to not be the black friend, bringing your own makeup everywhere, and preparing for twerk expectations.
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1 person shot, 2 gunmen loose at West Texas high school
There is an active shooter situation at Alpine High School in West, Texas. One person has been shot and two suspects are believed to be on the loose, police have said. All schools in the Alpine Independent School District are on “critical lockdown.” Read Full Article at RT.com
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Gambling idiot blows $1 million on lottery tickets, loses everything
Adam Osmond was a convenience store owner in Connecticut who suffered from a compulsive gambling addiction that cost him thousands of dollars each week, his business and his family. Osmond was ordered by a Connecticut court to pay the sum of lotto tickets he printed at his store, but after seven years, a second judge found...
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Radical UK cleric Anjem Choudary jailed for 5yrs 6mths for supporting ISIS
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LEGO's global director of social media shares why kids love those plastic bricks: #CMWorld 2016
Lego's Facebook page has 11.6 million fans, and its Lego YouTube channel gets more than 1 billion views a year, under efforts overseen by Lars Silberbauer, LEGO's senior global director of social media and search. CLEVELAND, Ohio -- How tough is it to be the senior global director of social media and video for LEGO Group, the world's No. 1 toy brand? How hard can it be to create content marketing around one of the most-recognizable brands across all industries? Well, as Lars Silberbauer, LEGO's London-based senior global director of social media and search told the Content Marketing World conference in Cleveland, Lego's are a pretty generic product. "The patent on producing Lego bricks ran out years ago," he said, so that other than the trademarked logo, anyone with a plastic printer can make their own colorful little bricks.  What makes LEGO's different and desirable -- and ultimately preferred over other building toys -- are the ways LEGO connects with people around their bricks and inspires fans to create content about their creations. "We have 20 times more content being generated by users than we do ourselves," Silberbauer said. "That is what makes a ton of difference." Lars Silberbauer, addressing the Content Marketing World 2016 conference in Cleveland on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016, oversees LEGO Group's global social media, online videos, and search strategy.Lisa DeJong, The Plain Dealer  When Silberbauer joined LEGO in 2011, the company didn't have a Facebook page or a YouTube channel. But now, LEGO's Facebook page has 11.6 million fans, and its LEGO YouTube channel gets more than 1 billion views a year. LEGO's also get huge traffic on foreign social media such as Youku.com and Tudou.com Content Marketing World founder Joe Pulizzi called LEGO one of the greatest brands in the world. "I received Brick Kicks magazine when I was a kid," and now 35 years later, his sons pore over their issues of Lego Club magazine the same way he did. LEGO was recently ranked No. 1 among the 15 most engaging brands, as well as the top most-watched brand on YouTube. "On a good day, up to 26 years worth of video are being watched per day," Silberbauer said. He oversees LEGO's social media, online videos, and search strategy. His team members, based in Los Angeles; Enfield, Connecticut; London; Billund, Denmark; Shanghai, China; and Singapore, together speak more than 25 languages. And because consumers tend to play with LEGOs outside of regular business hours, "we need to have 24/7 engagement across all platforms," he said. Whenever users upload images or videos of their Lego creations, "we need to make sure it's appropriate, and engage with that consumer in real time. We can talk about content and technology, but what's more important is the [connection with] people." Related Plain Dealer story: #CMWorld 2016: Nine things to know about the Content Marketing World conference in Cleveland this week (photos, video) LEGO knows its consumers have two core needs: The desire to build together, and the pride in their creations. Social media is full of people sharing "cute kids building cute things," even if nobody quite knows what those kids are making. He showed a picture of one boy holding a fanciful LEGO shape, and said: "I'm sure he could give us a great story about what this is about." Listening to a child talking to himself while he's building something with LEGOs under the coffee table, you get a glimpse into his imagination. "Have an idea for a LEGO set?" LEGO asks its users. "Share your ideas, and if you get 10,000 supporters, we might make that product." If enough people rally around a particular idea, they will wait for that product to come to market without LEGO having to create any advertising for it, because people already want it. Because people love to build together and share what they've created, "We have 20 times more content being generated by users than we do ourselves," said Lars Silberbauer, LEGO Group's senior global director of social media and search, at Content Marketing World 2016. Lisa DeJong, The Plain Dealer  The first campaign he did for LEGO cost $100, because that's all the money the people in the room had in their wallets. So they created a campaign around a funny LEGO figure named George, asking people to create their own versions and post pictures of themselves with George on vacation.  Within 20 minutes, people shared pictures of George in Rome, in Spain, in front of the Hollywood sign in Los Angeles, at the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, and in Hawai'i. One bridesmaid brought George to her friend's wedding, prompting someone else to create a LEGO bride for George. Then George's LEGO ex-girlfriend showed up, even though George's bride was by this point visibly pregnant. "It's amazing how much you can actually do if you listen to the social media of your consumers, and what they do," he said. Another time, LEGO teamed up with Facebook, which has the greatest reach among parents, to launch the #Kronkiwongi project. Silberbauer said 98 percent of us are creative geniuses at 3 years old, but by the time we are grownups, only 2 percent of us have retained that level of creativity. When children all over the world were invited to build a kronkiwongi, adults immediately asked, "A what?" but the children knew exactly what that was, even if they didn't all have the same idea. LEGO also sent kronkiwongi-building sets to 200 influential parent bloggers to share the news across social media. Engagement rose 61 percent on LEGO's Facebook page, as parents submitted pictures of their children's creations. The kronkiwongi campaign ultimately reached 80 percent of the moms LEGO had targeted on Facebook, or 27 million people.  Follow @janetcho
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GM’s Barra is Fortune's Most Powerful Woman
Mary Barra has been named for the second straight year atop Fortune magazine’s Most Powerful Women list        
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Why Pope Francis may be meeting with so many tech CEOs
The Bishop of Rome met with one of the high priests of Silicon Valley last week.
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App reviews: Bushido Bear, Google Duo
The Bushido Bear game gives players one unusual rule: no touching. Google's Duo is a simple video messaging app.
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Sisters give birth to girls minutes apart
Their doctor was busy sprinting between the deliveries of their babies.       
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British spooks delete 1,000 extremist videos weekly – still can’t keep up with propagandists
Extremist material is spreading online at such a fast rate, UK security services are unable to keep up, Home Secretary Amber Rudd has admitted. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘Minor scrape’: Daredevil makes insane cliff jump in California (VIDEO)
A nail-biting video shows a jumper in a near brush with death after he leapt off a cliff in southern California without scoping it out first. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Porn star Asa Akira’s haikus are exactly what you’d expect them to be
Asa Akira is releasing a memoir called “Dirty Thirty.” She read a few select haikus from her book for us, and we’ll never look at poetry the same way again.
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These old farts will dance their way into your hearts
When this old couple asked if they could skip dinner and just start dancing while visiting a resort in Nova Scotia, nobody expected what happened next. They cut a rug so hard that the floor underneath had to be replaced.
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The day in photos: Sept. 7, 2016
NASA astronauts float along and more.
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Chainsaws are being used to cut off rhino horns for a good purpose
In order to protect the animals from poachers, park officials in Zimbabwe are removing the horns from rhinos. Without the valuable appendage, the endangered animals are less likely to be targeted by hunters looking to illegally sell the horns.
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This water-skiing baby is a reminder that some parents suck
There are some activities that most babies just shouldn’t do. For example, water skiing. Somebody should have told that to these parents before they uploaded this video for all of the internet to see.
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Amazon’s Fire TV Gets Expanded Universal Search, Better Voice Control
Amazon’s Fire TV is starting to feel a bit less like an Amazon device that first and foremost streams Amazon content: With a software update that started to go out to existing Fire TV boxes and Fire TV Sticks Tuesday, Amazon is expanding universal search to a bunch of new apps. The company also partnered with Netflix and... Read more »
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Timeline of Westminster terrorist attack: How events unfolded (STREET VIEW)
As the people of London cope with the aftermath of Wednesday’s terrorist attack at Westminster, RT takes a look back at the day that shook both the city and the world in what was London’s deadliest attack since 2005. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Twitter explores subscription-based option for first time
Twitter Inc. is considering whether to build a premium version of its popular Tweetdeck interface aimed at professionals, the company said late Thursday, raising the possibility that it could collect subscription fees from some users for the first time.
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J&J pulls ads from YouTube over 'offensive' videos
Johnson & Johnson the latest company to drop ads over fears content may appear alongside 'terrorism' and hate videos.
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What to Expect at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017
Editor's Note: This story was updated on Feb. 19 with more details.
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Plumes of black smoke as massive fire erupts at market near Moscow (VIDEO, PHOTOS)
Huge plumes of black smoke are rising from a market in the town of Mytishchi, near Moscow, where nearly 4,000 square meters are on fire, Russian media report, citing emergency services. Read Full Article at RT.com
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5 stories to catch up on - Verizon, Yahoo, Snap
The wireless price war tops the list         
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Passenger train derails in Belgium, casualties reported
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Fans rally to help Mishka the talking Siberian Husky who has cancer
Mishka the talking Siberian Husky has cancer.       
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Snapchat company sets IPO targets: $3.7-billion windfall and $22-billion valuation
Snap Inc.'s IPO filing: Starting price range is set Feb. 16, 2017, 6:58 a.m. Snapchat app maker Snap Inc. filed papers Feb. 2 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 Analysis From the filing...
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Puppy trapped in well captivates the entire country of Turkey
After spending 10 days trapped in a well in Turkey, a 4-month-old puppy was finally rescued. Miners, firefighters and even a group of high school students worked together as the entire nation watched, and saved the pup’s life.
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Trump’s labor secretary nominee withdraws
Andrew Puzder, President Donald Trump’s pick to be the secretary of labor, has dropped out of his confirmation hearings amid scandals about his past. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Iceland cops demand: Stop staring at the Northern Lights while driving
Police in Iceland have officially warned drivers to stop staring at the Northern Lights. The distracted driving caused by tourists staring at the night sky has apparently become a big problem across the country.
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Verizon said to near Yahoo deal, but with steep discount in wake of hacks
Verizon Communications is close to a renegotiated deal for Yahoo Inc.‘s internet properties that would reduce the price of the $4.8 billion agreement by about $250 million after the revelation of security breaches at the web company, according to people familiar with the matter.
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Verizon nearing Yahoo merger after negotiating a discount
Looks like Yahoo’s one billion users will indeed become part of the Verizon family. The wireless giant is close to inking a revised a deal to acquire the web portal after negotiating a $250 million discount off its original $4.8 billion purchase, according to a report. Verizon’s original deal, agreed to back on July 25,...
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This toddler is a bigger Beatles fan than you are
Two-year-old Walter is obsessed with The Beatles. One day in the car, his music-loving parents, Eli Bolin and Allison Posner, flipped through The Beatles’ “1” album to see how many of the band’s greatest hits Walter could name. In just two minutes, the tot correctly identified 21 songs.
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YouTube star loses Disney deal over anti-Semitic stunt
Felix Kjellberg, known online as PewDiePie, has the most popular YouTube channel, with more than 53 million subscribers        
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Fans try to win celebs over with romantic gestures
These stars have the whole world to buy them all the flowers and candy they want.
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'Death to All Jews’ video ‘went too far’: YouTube & Disney drop internet star PewDiePie
Shows by viral sensation ‘PewDiePie’ have been dropped by Disney and YouTube over a video in which he paid two men to hold up a sign that read ‘Death to All Jews’. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Disney ends deal with YouTube star over anti-Semitic stunt
NEW YORK (AP) — Disney's Maker Studios and Google's YouTube are distancing themselves from a top YouTube star after he made jokes construed as anti-Semitic and posted Nazi imagery in his videos.
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Teen’s laptop ignites 4 times in one night
A California teen was surprised when his laptop, which he wasn’t using, spontaneously started smoking and eventually sparked flames. After unplugging the device and taking it outside, it ignited three more times.
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Disney ends deal with YouTube star PewDiePie over Nazi imagery and jokes
Disney's Maker Studios and Google's YouTube are distancing themselves from the YouTube star known as PewDiePie after he made jokes construed as anti-Semitic and posted Nazi imagery in his videos. Felix Kjellberg has the most popular YouTube channel, with more than 53 million subscribers. The Swedish...
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PewDiePie show cancelled by YouTube after anti-Semitic stunt
Google's YouTube has canceled the second season of PewDiePie's reality show and pulled his channel from its premium advertising program after the Swedish-born vlogger's prank involving an anti-Semitic slogan gained widespread notice. The announcement from YouTube came just hours after Disney's...
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Half-brother of N. Korean leader Kim Jong-un dead, Malaysian police confirm
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