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Joe Exotic Seeks Divorce To Marry Prison Boyfriend

TMZ reports: Joe Exotic is explaining why he finally filed for divorce from husband Dillon Passage … he wants to get hitched to a new guy he met behind bars!!! The Netflix star’s lawyer, Autumn Blackledge, tells TMZ Joe’s new love interest is a man named John Graham, and the prison romance is the reason Exotic recently filed divorce docs …

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Startup Unveils Advance In Smart Contact Lenses

Axios reports: A small Silicon Valley startup is announcing Wednesday that it is close to having a working prototype of a contact lens capable of showing basic information such as driving directions using only eye movements to control the display. While smart glasses are often touted as a fixture of our augmented-reality future, a handful of companies are taking things …

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Facebook Paid GOP Firm To Plant Anti-TikTok Articles

The Washington Post reports: Facebook parent company Meta is paying one of the biggest Republican consulting firms in the country to orchestrate a nationwide campaign seeking to turn the public against TikTok. The campaign includes placing op-eds and letters to the editor in major regional news outlets, promoting dubious stories about alleged TikTok trends that actually originated on Facebook, and …

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Special Election Planned For Disappearing House Seat

Courthouse News Service reports: On April 5, voters in California’s 22nd Congressional District, located in California’s Central Valley, will head to the polls for a special primary election to determine who replaces longtime congressman Devin Nunes. If no candidate wins a majority of the votes the contest will head to a runoff on June 7, the day of the statewide …

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NASA Astronaut Returns After Record Spaceflight

The Washington Post reports: Two Russian cosmonauts and a NASA astronaut landed in a remote area of Kazakhstan Wednesday after undocking from the International Space Station and flying back to Earth in a historic mission that came amid mounting tensions over the war in Ukraine. The Soyuz spacecraft touched down under a parachute right on time, at 7:28 a.m. Eastern, …

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Talking Heads’ Bassist Injured In Crash W/Drunk Driver

Pitchfork reports: Talking Heads’ Tina Weymouth is currently recovering from injuries she sustained during a car accident, as her husband and bandmate Chris Frantz revealed in a Facebook post today (March 27). According to the post, Frantz was driving his vehicle on Post Road, U.S. Route 1 when it was “struck head on by a drunk driver who was driving …

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Walmart To End Cigarette Sales In Multiple Markets

The Wall Street Journal reports: Walmart Inc. is ending cigarette sales in some U.S. stores after years of debate within the retail company’s leadership ranks about the sale of tobacco products, according to people familiar with the matter. Cigarettes are being removed in various markets, including some stores in California, Florida, Arkansas and New Mexico. Walmart, which has more than …

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Cheerleader’s Mother Guilty Of Harassing Her Rivals

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports: A Chalfont woman was convicted Friday of sending repeated, harassing text messages to the parents of her daughter’s rivals on a cheerleading squad. Raffaela Spone, 51, was found guilty by a Bucks County jury after about an hour and a half of deliberation. Detectives later traced the messages to Spone’s home through her IP address, and …

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Dem Senator: Thomas Should Testify Before Riot Panel

USA Today reports: Sen. Richard Blumenthal is calling for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas to “voluntarily” appear before Congress to answer questions about his wife’s communications with the White House regarding efforts to overturn the 2020 election. Blumenthal, who sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee, told CBS that Justice Thomas should “voluntarily appear” before the House Select Committee investigating the …

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Foo Fighters Drummer Taylor Hawkins Dies At Age 50

Rolling Stone reports: Taylor Hawkins, the jovial, ferocious drummer for Foo Fighters for more than two decades, has died at the age of 50, according to a statement from the band. “The Foo Fighters family is devastated by the tragic and untimely loss of our beloved Taylor Hawkins,” read the message, which was posted to social media. Foo Fighters are …

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Judge Tosses Maryland’s US House Redistricting Map

Baltimore’s NBC News affiliate reports: A Maryland judge on Friday rejected the General Assembly’s newly drawn Congressional district map. After a four-day trial, Maryland Court of Appeals Judge Lynne A. Battaglia on Friday ruled the 2021 plan violates Maryland’s Free Election Clause of the Maryland Declaration of Rights. As such, the judge ruled the 2021 plan is in violation of …

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Dem Senator: Thomas Should Recuse From Riot And Trump Cases, Kevin McCarthy: That’s Up To Thomas

The Hill reports: Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) on Friday said Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas should recuse himself from any cases involving the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol and, if former President Trump runs again, cases related to the 2024 election. Wyden said Clarence Thomas’s “conduct on the Supreme Court looks increasingly corrupt” in the wake of …

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Justice Clarence Thomas Discharged From DC Hospital

CNN reports: Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas was discharged from a Washington, DC, hospital Friday morning a week after he was admitted for what a court spokesperson described as an infection. Thomas, 73, entered Sibley Memorial Hospital last Friday after experiencing flu-like symptoms. The court’s public information officer did not say anything about Thomas’ condition when he was released and …

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SCOTUS Still Mum On Status Of Clarence Thomas

CNBC reports: The Supreme Court has remained silent on the condition of 73-year-old Justice Clarence Thomas since it announced his hospitalization earlier this week and said he was on the mend. Thomas was admitted to Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C. Friday night, where he was being treated for an infection, the court said in a statement released Sunday. The …

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Homeschooling Family Dead In Group Suicide Leap

The Daily Mail reports: A family of four are dead and a teenage boy is fighting for life in hospital after appearing to jump from their apartment building in the Swiss resort of Montreux on Lake Geneva, police said. The French family were found at the bottom of a seven storey building in Montreux on Thursday and are believed to …

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NYC Uber Users Will Be Able To Select Yellow Taxis

The New York Times reports: New Yorkers ordering a ride on the Uber app could choose a yellow taxi under a new partnership between the ride-hail company and two taxi technology companies. The taxi option will begin later this spring and will be available to all Uber riders in New York City, Uber said. Uber riders will pay roughly the …

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LIVE VIDEO: Final Day SCOTUS Confirmation Hearing

ABC News reports: Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, the first Black woman nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court, has completed two full days of questions from the Senate Judiciary Committee: 13 hours on Tuesday and 10.5 hours on Wednesday. Thursday will mark the final day of the four-day confirmation hearing as the committee hears from outside legal experts, civil rights leaders …

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Creator Of The GIF Dies Of COVID At Age 74

The Independent reports: The man who created the GIF has died from Covid-19 at the age of 74, his family has confirmed. Stephen Wilhite came up with Graphics Interchange Format, which are now used for animated internet memes and jokes, when he worked for CompuServe in the 1980s. “Even with all his accomplishments, he remained a very humble, kind, and …

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SCOTUS Spox Won’t Say If Thomas Still Hospitalized

The Associated Press reports: The Supreme Court declined to say Wednesday whether 73-year-old Justice Clarence Thomas remains in the hospital, though he had been expected to be released by Tuesday evening. The court said Sunday that Thomas had been admitted to Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington on Friday after experiencing “flu-like symptoms.” On Wednesday, court spokeswoman Patricia McCabe said she …

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Moderna Seeks FDA Vax Approval For Children Under 6

NPR reports: Moderna is hoping to get the green light to administer a pediatric, low-dose COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 6 months to under 6 years of age, it said in a statement. The pharmaceutical company will submit a request to the Food and Drug Administration “in the coming weeks” for authorization for a two-dose, 25 microgram-each shot. That’s 25% …

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