• Woman Who Lost 80 Lbs. Body Shamed by Lululemon Employees: ‘I Felt Less Than’

    After losing 80 lbs., Heather Albert was thrilled to finally fit into Lululemon clothing.

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  • One by one, 3 utility workers descended into a manhole. One by one, they died.

    When a utility worker in Key Largo, Fla., noticed that a section of a paved street was not settling properly, he decided to remove a manhole cover and descend into the earth. Moments later on Monday morning, the 15-foot-deep hole went silent. Sensing the man was trapped, a fellow utility worker climbed into the drainage hole to rescue him. When he, too, stopped responding, a third worker entered the same hole. All three men died, overcome by poisonous fumes underground, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement. A Key Largo firefighter who made a desperate attempt to save the men also became unconscious within seconds. The firefighter, Leonardo Moreno, an eight-year veteran of the

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  • Foreclosed mall once valued at $190M is auctioned for $100

    TARENTUM, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania mall that was foreclosed on after its owners failed to repay $143 million has been auctioned off for $100.

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  • ‘Monster Mom’ Sentenced to 43 Years in Prison for Killing Her 11-Year-Old Daughter

    On Tuesday, an Illinois judge dubbed a 35-year-old woman a “monster mom” before sentencing her to 43 years in prison for the 2014 murder of her 11-year-old daughter, PEOPLE confirms. Addressing the courtroom, 19th Circuit Court Judge James Booras questioned how anyone could treat their child the way Nicholette Lawrence did. “Who would lock a child up in a closet furnished only with a sink and feed the child only a bowl of cereal a day?” Booras asked aloud, according to a court transcript obtained by PEOPLE.

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  • Burning Tehran tower block collapses

    Iranian state television airs pictures of a high-rise building collapse in Tehran after a huge fire engulfed the upper the storeys. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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  • Zuckerberg wants to pay native Hawaiians to get the f off his 700-acre estate

    Mark Zuckerberg is suing hundreds of people in Hawaii in his effort to create a secluded island. The billionaire spent $100 million purchasing 700 acres of land in the island of Kauai back in 2014 and is still dealing with the fact that he doesn't actually have the exclusive rights to all of it.   Sounds nasty, right? SEE ALSO: Sassy Zuckerberg touts Facebook's power to defend Oculus in court The lawsuits, filed in Hawaii's state Circuit Court on Dec. 30, are looking to identify local people's claims to land within the area he owns — the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Wednesday — to force a sale of those properties.  Zuckerberg is leveraging Hawaii's "quiet title" law, which allows rightful

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  • I voted for Donald Trump, and I already regret it

    In the end, I voted for Trump because he promised to repeal and replace Obamacare, and that was the most important issue to my own life. Since that 60 Minutes interview when Trump went back on his promise to investigate Clinton, I haven’t been able to look at him the same way.

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  • Jorge Posada falls off Hall of Fame ballot after just one year

    The first member of the Core Four eligible for the Hall of Fame might be the only member who never gets the call. New York Yankees catcher Jorge Posada received just 3.8 percent of the vote Wednesday, falling off the Hall of Fame ballot after just one year. The fact that Posada was not inducted into Cooperstown shouldn’t come as a major surprise.

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  • Sasha Obama Catches Some Sun in Miami (61 photos)

    Following their European tour with First Lady Michelle Obama earlier last summer, the first daughters are bringing their chic sense of style to the streets of NYC for a father-daughter weekend with the President. Since moving into The White House eight years ago, Sasha and Malia Obama's style has transformed along the way. Click through for a look back at the teenagers' best fashion moments over the years. From Harper's BAZAAR

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  • Not sure Roy Hibbert meant that to be a shot, but he'll take it!

    Roy Hibbert looks to throw a pass but the ball finds its way in anyway!

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  • American Airlines Unveils a Cheaper Ticket with a Big Catch: Here’s What You Need to Know

    American Airlines is offering you a cheaper ticket, but it’ll cost you. The airline announced today that it is introducing a Basic Economy fare in ten markets starting in February that will be similar to the one that United Airlines recently unveiled. While this lower price ticket offers the same in-flight services, there’s one benefit that’s notably missing: access to the overhead bin.

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  • Dear Abby: Should atheist join kids at church?

    DEAR ABBY: I am an atheist. My parents, although raised Presbyterian, never to my knowledge participated in organized religion, so it was not part of my upbringing. Last year my mom started going to church again, and my kids have been going with her. I’ve always said they can make their own choices and I’d support them. Mom is about to go south for the rest of the winter and there’s no obvious church member the kids can go with, but they’d like to keep attending. Would it be wrong for me to go with them on Sundays, even though I don’t believe in the church doctrine and won’t be otherwise involved in the organization? I’m sure I could be unobtrusive, but I’m not sure what to say if someone asks

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  • Beretta Unveils the New Tikka Tactical Bolt Gun

    Beretta unveiled the new Tikka T3X TAC A1 tactical bolt-action rifle at SHOT Show 2017. “It’s the game-changer,” said Philip Jones, rifle product manager at Beretta USA. “As far as precision rifles go, we think this is really going to set a very high and new bar.” The TAC A1 features a “very smooth, very dependable” Tikka bolt action and a two-stage trigger that can be adjusted to between 2-4 pounds, Jones said. “One of the things that is obviously very important with this rifle is durability,” he said. “If you look at the AR-compatible stock on this gun, it is a machined- aluminum piece with a steel hinge.” The folding stock has a monopod mount, height-adjustable buttplate, a cheek piece that

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  • Mom Sent to Prison on Drug Charge After Her Youngest Son Is Beaten to Death by Boyfriend

    Breanna Arnold, 22, was sentenced on Tuesday, according to a Wells County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office news release. All but one of Arnold’s charges were dropped in December, when she pleaded guilty to preparing methamphetamine in excess of five grams in a home occupied by children, a Wells County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office official tells PEOPLE. On Jan. 17, 2015, Arnold’s son Owen Collins died in the mobile home outside of Bluffton, Indiana, that she shared with boyfriend Zachary Barnes and friend Zachary Barker, according to prosecutors.

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  • Forever stamps will cost more starting Sunday

    The cost of mailing a one-ounce first-class letter will return to being 49 cents, up from 47 cents, where it had been since April. The last increase came in January 2014, according to the U.S. Postal Service, when it went from 47 cents to 49 cents. Then last April, the Postal Regulatory Commission ordered the USPS to drop its prices for the first time in 97 years. Postmaster General Megan Brennan protested, saying, "given our precarious financial condition and ongoing business needs, the price reduction required by the PRC exacerbates our losses." So now the price is going to back up again. Postcards, letters mailed to other countries and heavier letters aren't affected. The word "Forever" refers

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  • ‘Dance Moms’ Abby Lee Miller Wants No Jail Time In Fraud Case; Feds Disagree

    Just two days before the first part of Abby Lee Miller’s sentencing in her multi-million dollar fraud and illegal currency import cases, the Dance Moms host is insisting that the hiding of over $800,000 was all because she became too famous too fast. Miller is also saying she never hurt anyone, she’s been humiliated publicly and she doesn’t deserve to be put behind bars –  though the feds really don’t see it that way. “Ms. Miller respectfully requests that the Court impose a non-custodial sentence after considering her acceptance of responsibility and the nature and characteristics of her conduct and her life,” say Miller’s lawyers in a sentencing memorandum submitted in federal court on Tuesday. “Indeed, upon proper analysis, Ms. Miller submits that a sentence of probation would be entirely consistent with the advisory Sentencing Guidelines,’ the paperwork by Robert Ridge and Brandon Verdream of Pittsburgh firm Clark Hill asserts.

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  • The damaging fact that Donald Trump got right about John Lewis

    For the past 96 hours, Rep. John Lewis's decision to not attend Donald Trump's inauguration Friday has been cast as the beating heart of a large-scale protest movement against the businessman-turned-politician. Lewis's status as a civil rights icon and Trump's baffling attempts to suggest that the Georgia Democrat is more talk than action have only fueled the idea of Lewis as the last principled man in Washington. Turns out that story line might have been a wee bit overstated. Why? Because Lewis also boycotted — again, on principle — the inauguration of George W. Bush back in 2001. This, from a Washington Post story dated Jan. 21, 2001: Some members of the Black Caucus decided to boycott Inauguration

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  • A dietitian put 2 daily meal plans side-by-side to show the shortcomings of counting calories for weight loss

    If I told you that a ham sandwich with potato chips and a can of soda had the same amount of...

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  • Virginia man convicted of 2006 slaying of family is executed

    Ricky Gray was pronounced dead at 9:42 p.m. following a lethal injection at the Greensville Correctional Center in Jarratt. Gray showed no emotion as he was walked into the execution chamber wearing blue jeans and handcuffs. Gray was condemned to death in 2006 for the murders of 9-year-old Stella Harvey and 4-year-old sister Ruby, and sentenced to life in prison for the slaying of their parents, Bryan and Kathryn Harvey.

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  • Jackson scores 26 as Pistons blow out Hawks

    Reggie Jackson scored 26 in the Pistons win over the Hawks.

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  • Biracial Actress Meghan Markle Recounts Her Family’s History With Racism: ‘It Still Haunts Me’

    Meghan Markle is opening up about her family’s history with racism and the discrimination she has experienced being biracial. The 35-year-old actress, whose mother is African-American and father is Caucasian, penned a candid essay in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day for TheTig.com — the “inspirational lifestyle” website she founded and serves as Editor-in-Chief.

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