• ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Finally Reveals Its Biggest Mystery
  • You Say These Phrases Every Day, But Did You Know Their Bizarre Origins?
  • Police acts of violence unbiased, controversial new data say
  • Think tank says unionists must offer Scotland EU options – BBC News
  • Body found as Sand Fire swells in California
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‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Finally Reveals Its Biggest Mystery

OK, so it’s not Johnny Karate, but this is the next best thing. In a move that surprised everyone, “Guardians of the Galaxy” revealed its biggest mystery at San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday. It turns out Kurt Russell’s character, Ego, from the upcoming “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” is Star-Lord’s daddy. In the comics, Ego the Living Planet is a mass that has evolved over millions of years and has…

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You Say These Phrases Every Day, But Did You Know Their Bizarre Origins?

You Say These Phrases Every Day, But Did You Know Their Bizarre Origins?

Do you ever catch yourself sounding like your dad when he used to say things like, “It’s raining cats and dogs!” or “He’s mad as a hatter!”? Don’t worry, these phrases have lasted for hundreds of years because they are so weirdly true to life…no matter the generation. But when…and more importantly, why did they come about? Here are the origins to some of the most famous idioms out there….

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Police acts of violence unbiased, controversial new data say

(CNN)Debate over police sometimes using excessive force in black and Latino communities has been an ongoing theme in America’s narrative long before this month’s high-profile police shootings of two black men, Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. However, when it comes to a scientific look at such police actions, the data seem to be lacking. There is no universally accepted and scientifically backed data source for when injuries or deaths occur…

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Think tank says unionists must offer Scotland EU options – BBC News

Ms Sturgeon has also said a second independence referendum was “highly likely” – while Scottish Secretary David Mundell described the idea of Scotland remaining in both the UK and the EU as “fanciful”. The IPPR was formed in the late 1980s by left-leaning academics and was highly influential on government policy during Tony Blair’s premiership. ‘Significant reform’ Its director Russell Gunson said the Scottish government lacked “a genuine commitment to…

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Body found as Sand Fire swells in California

(CNN)A man’s body was found in a burned-out car as a wildfire tore a path of destruction through forests and neighborhoods near Santa Clarita, California, 35 miles northwest of Los Angeles. By Sunday morning the fire had swelled to 22,000 acres and burned 18 homes, Los Angeles County Fire Chief John Tripp said at a news conference. He said the fire was 18% contained. Towering columns of smoke could be…

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Here Are 8 People Who Have Brains That Will Blow Yours Away. What They Did Is Unthinkable.

Here Are 8 People Who Have Brains That Will Blow Yours Away. What They Did Is Unthinkable.

If you ever thought you were smarter than everyone…well, you were wrong. The power of the brain is limitless, so their’s always someone smarter. And while I know I’m not smarter than you, check out these 8 that certainly are Piximus Piximus Piximus Piximus Piximus Piximus Piximus Piximus … Hang on, I’m reading random Wikipedia articles  to gain a few IQ points. That’ll work right? No? Oh well, back to the…

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Kim K and Calvin Harris Just Added Some Serious Fuel To The TSwift Fire

It’s been a rough couple of weeks for Taylor Swift. Not only did her ex-boyfriend, DJ Calvin Harris, take a few digs at her on Twitter, she was also dragged through the mud online after Kim Kardashian released the now-infamous Snapchats seen ‘round the world.  Well, Harris and Kardashian the ex and the ultimate frenemy both added fuel to the fire this weekend when they hung out together at Jennifer Lopez’s…

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Deadly heat wave scorches central and eastern U.S.

(CNN)Dangerously high temperatures will keep scorching the Northeast in the wake of a deadly wave of heat and humidity that has plagued the Midwest. Heat indexes well over 100 degrees are expected across dozens of states in the nation’s central and eastern portions, the National Weather Service forecasts. A heat index combines the effects of temperature and humidity on the human body. See the latest news and share your comments…

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These 20 Pictures Prove That Doug The Pug Is All Of Us

These 20 Pictures Prove That Doug The Pug Is All Of Us

If you’ve ever spent any amount of time online, you’ve probably come across a cute little guy by the name of Doug the Pug. By living a life that’s enviable by both puppy and human standards, this nugget has made quite a name for himself. With almost two million followers on Instagram, it’s clear that Doug the Pug is here to stay, so what’s his secret to achieving Internet glory?…

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Study Finds Drop In Prescription Drugs In Medical Marijuana States

States looking for a way to reduce Medicare spending and prescription drug use may want to turn to legalizing medical marijuana, a new study suggests. The District of Columbia and the 17 states that had medical marijuana as an alternative to prescription drugs in 2013 saved an estimated total of $165.2 million in Medicare program and enrollee spending that year, researchers at the University of Georgia reported in the journal…

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UK economy starts to bear the brunt of Brexit

The U.K. economy hit its lowest point since April 2009, according to data released Friday. Image: U. Baumgarten via Getty Images Everyone thought Brexit would spell doom for the UK economy. Those predictions are starting to come true, according to new data. The UK economy endured its worst month since April 2009, when the country was in the throes of the global financial crisis. That’s according to the Purchasing Managers’…

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What will Brexit mean for Polish ‘ghost towns’? – BBC News

In some towns, more than one in 10 has left, mostly young people – leaving none but the elderly behind. Listen to Joe Miller’s report from Poland on Business Daily Brexit: All you need to know “There used to be two cinemas, but they both closed,” says Kasia, one of the remaining residents of Monki, a virtual ghost town with the distinction of having seen the highest number of its…

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Colombian Constitutional Court Limits Adoption Rights Of Same-Sex Couples

Colombian Constitutional Court Limits Adoption Rights Of Same-Sex Couples

“Same-sex couples can only adopt when the request [concerns] the biological child of a permanent partner,” the court announced on Twitter. View this image › Ana Elisa Leiderman and Verónica Botero won their fight to both become legal parents in Colombia in 2014. Courtesy of Ana Elisa Leiderman and Verónica Botero / Via buzzfeed.com The Constitutional Court of Colombia ruled Wednesday that same-sex couples only have the right to adopt…

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An extraordinary first week for Boris Johnson – BBC News

Prime Minister Theresa May was forced to defend his appointment both on the floor of the House of Commons and at a press conference with Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel. On the day of the Republican convention, he was asked by one TV journalist if he was Britain’s Donald Trump, a question that was as tonsorial as it was political. A soft landing it wasn’t. Rock star status When his appointment…

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Bill Maher Reveals ’25 More Things You Don’t Know’ About Hillary Clinton

Bill Maher has been imagining what Hillary Clinton’s rivals would say in Us Weekly’s “25 Things You Don’t Know About Me,” ever since the Democratic nominee answered the magazine’s questions herself in April. The “Real Time with Bill Maher” host has poked fun at Bernie Sanders, Ted Cruz and Donald Trump in recent weeks. And this week, with the Democratic National Convention just days away, it was Clinton’s turn to be spoofed. “We’ve…

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17 Things You Used To Write About In Your Diary

17 Things You Used To Write About In Your Diary

Dear Diary, can’t talk, gotta go, bye. 1. First of all, many of us wrote about our lives to Dear Dairy, patron saint of milk and teenage secrets. instagram.com 2. Who to go to the dance with. WHY YOU GOT NO ANSWERS, DAIRY? instagram.com “One day Chris B. asked me to the dance. I might go I might not.” 3. How much you hated your mother/brother/sister/father/the whole goddamned world. instagram.com…

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America must not succumb to anger, hatred, division

(CNN)Donald Trump set a record on Thursday for the longest speech delivered by the nominee at a convention in decades. If one were able to go back and measure the decibel levels from the past, I’m sure he would win that prize as well. The speech was screamed more than spoken, but the medium matched the message. Trump painted a picture of America that was darker and more dystopian than…

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New York Will No Longer Tax Women’s Periods

save women in New York an estimated $10 million a year. statementStates can only tax citizens on items that are deemed nonessential groceries, medical supplies and clothing are . But in the vast majority of states, feminine hygiene products don’t fall under that umbrella, even though the Currently, six states, including Minnesota, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Maryland and now New York, do not tax menstrual products like tampons and padsdon’t…

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Brexit Is Already Causing The U.K. Economy To Shrink

The British economy is getting smaller, according to a major survey of business executives in the country. The new data is the latest in a series of signs that the country’s vote for a so-called Brexit or exit from the European Union last month is already putting downward pressure on the economy. At the United Kingdom’s biggest businesses, purchasing managers executives who control company spending  report the sharpest drop in…

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26 Times Yao Ming Made People Look Like Tiny Ants. These Other People Are Actually Tall.

26 Times Yao Ming Made People Look Like Tiny Ants. These Other People Are Actually Tall.

If you haven’t heard of him before, Yao Ming is a famous basketball player, originally from China. This player, born in Shanghai, is so famous because of his absolutely ridiculous height. He is 7 ft 6 in tall. (That means he makes even other basketball players look short.) By the time he was a teenager, he was already playing basketball for the Shanghai Sharks. Then, he played on their senior league for 5 years. After…

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Most U.S. beers to get calorie and ingredient labels

(CNN)The most popular alcoholic beverage in America is about to get all health-conscious: Most beer brewers are voluntarily including freshness dating, calories, nutritional details and an ingredients list on their labels. The goal for brewers and importers is to fasten new labels on all their cans and bottles by the end of 2020, said the Beer Institute. However, the new labels should begin appearing immediately. Anheuser-Busch, MillerCoors, HeinekenUSA, Constellation Brands…

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Lobotomies Were Brutal Procedures -- And Seeing One Happen May Scar You For Life

Lobotomies Were Brutal Procedures — And Seeing One Happen May Scar You For Life

Lobotomies were brutal procedures that involved doctors sticking metal instruments into patients’ brains and severing connections in the frontal lobe. It may sound medieval, but it actually wasn’t that long ago that lobotomies were being performed regularly. The following video is a brutal demonstration of the lobotomy procedure that was used on 20,000 patients between 1940 and 1951. Not only was this the standard procedure for treating mental disorders, but…

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Stuntman to attempt Knievel’s launch over Snake River Canyon

 (AP) The Hollywood stuntman doesn’t want to follow in his idol’s footsteps so much as rocket above them over a gaping canyon, no less. Evel Knievel’s iconic launch, Take II. Eddie Braun, fueled by the memory of the late daredevil, plans to strap into a steam-powered rocket cycle on Sept. 17 for his most death-defying role yet: Replicating a launch over the Snake River Canyon in Idaho that could have…

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