• A C-SPAN caller asked a black guest how to stop being prejudiced. Here’s how she responded.

    A white man from North Carolina called into C-SPAN’s Washington Journal on Sunday seeking advice from the show’s African American guest. He told her he feared black people and wondered how he might change that. Heather McGhee, the president of Demos, a progressive public policy organization that advocates for equality, was visibly moved as she absorbed the caller’s question. In a video that’s now been viewed more than 1 million times on Demos’s Facebook page, McGhee is seen nodding her head slowly up and down as the man spoke: I was hoping your guest could help me change my mind about some things. I’m a white male, and I am prejudiced. And the reason it is is something I wasn’t taught but it’s

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  • Penn State Professor Allegedly Pushed to Death Off Quarry Ledge by Pair Who Thought They Were in His Will

    A Penn State University professor is dead and two suspects – including a women the professor allegedly proposed to twice – are in custody over an alleged murder plot for money, police say. The body of Ronald Bettig, 56, an associate professor of communications, was discovered Aug. 17 at the bottom of a quarry in Centre County, Pennsylvania, two days after he was reported missing by one of the suspects. George Ishler Jr., 39, allegedly told police in that missing persons report that he and Danelle Geier, 32, were friends of the victim.

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  • Rick Moranis Reveals Why He Turned Down 'Ghostbusters' Reboot: "It Makes No Sense to Me"

    In a rare interview, the '80s comedy blockbuster star (really!) explains to THR that he's not retired, what he's been doing for two decades (voice work, raising children) and what it would take to get him back in front of a camera: "I'll continue to be picky. This story first appeared in the Oct. 16 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. When the new all-female Ghostbusters reboot arrives in theaters next summer, nearly all the living actors from the original 1980s films — Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, et al. — will be doing cameos. "I wish them well," says the 62-year-old comedic legend, who's so stunned by the outcry over his absence in the film that he decided to grant a rare interview with THR.

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  • Exclusive: Rick Harrison Sets The Record Straight on Pawn Plaza

    Rick Harrison wants to clear up some things about Pawn Plaza, his container park shopping center next to Gold & Silver Pawn Shop, where Pawn Stars is filmed. In the past week, Smoke’s Poutinerie shuttered, as did Inna Gadda di Pizza and Pawn Donut. "I’ve had a few people moving out," Harrison tells Eater Vegas exclusively.

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  • August 24, 79: An Hour-By-Hour Account Of Vesuvius' Eruption On Its 1,937th Anniversary

    Pliny the Younger reports that it was in the seventh hour after sunrise (right around noon) on August 24th of 79 CE that his mother pointed out to his uncle, Pliny the Elder, that “a cloud of unusual size and shape is appearing.” Pliny the Elder was then stationed at Misenum, serving as the commander of the Roman fleet there. In the hours that would follow, thousands would die in the wake of Vesuvius’ eruption, their bodies sealed beneath a mixture of ash, rocks and pumice. The popular fascination with Pompeii remains today and new digital efforts to map the continuing excavations within the city serve to reveal the daily life of the people and animals who lived and died in the shadow of Vesuvius. The

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  • A few reasons why the Patriots might have released former starting center Bryan Stork

    The New England Patriots releasing recent starters is newsworthy, sure, but it’s hardly shocking at this point. Bryan Stork, who was the starting center as a rookie for most of the Patriots’ season, will reportedly be released. The New England Patriots cut former starting center Bryan Stork .

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  • Trump gets all Obama on immigration

    On immigration, Donald Trump is now attempting an adjustment toward Obama that can only be described as huge on a Trumpian scale.

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  • What You Should Wear On a First Date, According to Your Sign (26 photos)

    Summer is the season of meeting new people. A few glasses of wine here, a few swipes right there, and you've got yourself lined up on several dates. Great! Now, the most pressing question: what to wear? Here, the AstroTwins take the guesswork out of nailing your perfect first date wardrobe by taking cues from your zodiac sign. From ELLE

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  • Candyman III: Day of the Dead

    The Candyman returns intent on making his descendent join him forever. After he frames her for the murders of her friends, she has nowhere else to turn.

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  • Dear Abby: Boyfriend keeps getting calls from exes

    DEAR ABBY: I recently moved in with “Tim,” a man I have been dating for more than a year. We’re very much in love and plan to be married one day. My problem is he keeps getting phone calls from old girlfriends. This morning someone called, but hung up when I picked up the phone. Until now, I have trusted Tim completely. Now I’m afraid perhaps we acted too soon in moving in together. Tim has always remained friends with all of his girlfriends after their relationships ended. He says they are nothing more than friends now. I think he should have finalized his previous romances before I moved in. I believe he should take the initiative in contacting these women and ask them to respect our relationship

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  • Aly Raisman Agrees to Date With Raiders Tight End Colton Underwood

    Apparently mixing gymnastics and football, as she’s recently agreed to go on a double date with Raiders tight end Colton Underwood, and his teammate Andrew East who is married to fellow Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson. Raisman is definitely up to it. Lucky for Underwood, Raisman is scheduled to visit the area within the next month.

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  • 2 sought in kidnapping 3 children whose mother's body was found in Gorman

    A man and woman are being sought in the kidnapping of three children whose mother's body was found in Gorman, authorities said.

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  • WATCH: Eli Manning hilariously annoys Peyton during film review with David Cutcliffe

    At this stage of Eli Manning’s professional football career, it’s common knowledge to the world that the New York Giants quarterback is a bit of a prankster. He pulls practical jokes with a straight face, and it’s almost impossible to tell when he’s messing around and when he’s being serious. Such was the case in a recent preview of “The Timeline” released by NFL Films. In the short video, Eli and his older brother, Peyton Manning, are at Duke University going over some film with David Cutcliffe. And in typical Eli fashion, he seems to be (maybe?) intentionally annoying his brother. Check it out: From DirecTV promotions to ESPN commercials to just going over film, the Manning Brothers are always

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  • Apple Confirms iOS 9.3.4 Has A Nasty Surprise

    Apple admits a nasty bug in iOS 9.3.4 will not be fixed for millions of users...

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  • Son of a Miami legend vying to be backup to quarterback Brad Kaaya

    The Miami walk-on quarterback who wears No. 14 on his orange jersey is not some anonymous teenager taking reps every now and then. Neither is the young man competing with him to back up one of the nation’s top signal-callers. With the Hurricanes’ opener against FAMU a week from Saturday, Vincent Testaverde – the son of 1986 UM Heisman Trophy winner Vinny Testaverde – is vying to be the No. 2 man behind standout Brad Kaaya. And so is Malik Rosier – the scholarship quarterback who led UM to the miracle win at Duke last season. “I was of course nervous at first,’’ Testaverde said Tuesday after practice, then added that when he was told late last week he “was going to be competing for the No. 2 spot,

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  • Pearl Jam Stops Show To Have Obnoxious Fan Tossed Out

    Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder called the band to a halt in the middle of a song at Chicago’s Wrigley Field on Monday night to have an unruly fan ejected.  “Hey! Hey mister! Hey, hey, get your finger out of that woman’s face motherf-” he said, cutting off the start of a R-rated word. “Hey mister ― all the the fingers are pointing at you.”  It’s not clear what the person was doing, but fans cheered as Vedder ordered the fan to “clear out” and waved as security took him away.  “Ma’am, you’re OK? Yeah? You’re good?” Vedder asked the woman. “That’s a good man, taking care of your woman, and then she was taking care of herself too pretty good.” The band then resumed the song “Lukin.” 

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  • 10 Everyday Activities That Were Once Absolutely Terrifying

    History is a bubbling stew of unpleasantness. It spared no aspect of everyday life, no matter how mundane. Whisper a silent thank you to modernity the next time you find yourself, say . . .  10Pooping We’ve all walked into a neglected gas station bathroom and found ourselves estimating how much longer we could hold it without doing permanent damage, but that fluorescent horror show’s got nothing on the latrines of old. The toilets of ancient Rome were a true test of one’s fecal fortitude, consisting of a stone bench with a rough hole leading to the city’s primitive sewer system. This direct connection meant all manner of vile critters could sink their teeth into the exposed buttocks of an unfortunate

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  • Depression: A revolution in treatment?

    It's not very often we get to talk about a revolution in understanding and treating depression and yet now doctors are talking about "one of the strongest discoveries in psychiatry for the last 20 years". It is based around the idea that some people are being betrayed by their fiercest protector. That their immune system is altering their brain. The illness exacts a heavy toll on 350 million people around the world, among them Hayley Mason, from Cambridgeshire: "My depression gets so bad that I can't leave the bed, I can't leave the bedroom, I can't go downstairs and be with my partner and his kids. The 30-year-old added: "I can't have the TV on, I can't have noise and light, I have suicidal

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  • Rapid Fire: NFL Predictions

    Will RG3 outperform Kirk Cousins this season? Can Cam Newton repeat as MVP? Bill Reiter joins Matthew Coca to answer some of the pressing questions around the NFL.

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  • Naya Rivera: I Had an Abortion During Glee

    In Sorry Not Sorry, Naya also reveals that she battled anorexia during her teens. "By the time I was a sophomore, I started feeling that what had begun as a game had maybe gone too far. I just avoided food at all costs," she writes in the book, as excerpted by People. "If my mom had packed a lunch for me, I'd either trash it or find some excuse to give it away." It wasn't until she began writing a memoir, Naya says, that she realized the seriousness of her eating disorder. "I was so young and it just seemed to be the norm. Everyone was going through similar stuff," she explains. "I had no way of knowing if I was going through it worse. I was juggling my feelings and it makes me sad that there

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