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6 jaw-dropping quotes from the bombshell Fox News lawsuit

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A security guard looks out of the the News Corp. headquarters in midtown Manhattan. Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock Lawsuits continue to rain on Fox News. On Tuesday, NPR broke the news that longtime contributor Rod Wheeler is suing the network over allegations that Fox News misattributed quotes to him to further a made-up story involving the murder of a Democratic National Committee employee, and that the network did so at President Donald Trump’s behest. SEE ALSO: Scooch, Mooch: Scaramucci is already out as White House communications director The claim is, shall we say, explosive. We’ve extracted the six most shocking quotes from […]

GameStop is open on Thanksgiving and it looks like the same, old story: Online is winning

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Image: muzklover / flickr For the first time in several years, GameStop will be open on Thanksgiving. The company kept stores closed for the holiday starting in 2014, and that policy has been in place ever since. The change which was first reported by Kotaku is motivated, according to GameStop, by “many of our store associates and guests [who] asked for this.” SEE ALSO: Show off your love for Star Wars with this business casual line for women Like many retail-focused companies, fourth-quarter business during the holiday season accounts for an outsized portion of GameStop’s earnings. The company claims the […]

Finally there’s a name for the Instagram trend everyone is already doing

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Image: vicky leta / mashable You’ve been posting “plandids” for years and you didn’t even know it. Tipped to be the hottest Insta trend of the summer, this newly coined term actually describes a pretty well-established Instagram practice that many of us have been doing for yonks. SEE ALSO: ‘Finstas’ can be boring or funny or sexy but they’re always real So, what exactly are plandids? The word is a portmanteau of “planned” and “candid,” which kinda sounds like a contradiction in terms. The idea is to post “as if you didn’t know the picture was being taken, but you’re […]

Usain Bolt warns fellow athletes: stop doping or the sport will die

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Usain Bolt has issued a stark warning to his fellow athletes that they must stop doping otherwise track and field will die Usain Bolt has issued a stark warning to his fellow athletes that they must stop doping otherwise track and field will die. The triple Olympic 100m and 200m champion insisted that the sport was on the mend following the staggering revelations of state-sponsored doping in Russia but conceded more needed to be done to tackle the scourge of performance-enhancing drugs. I dont think it gets any worse than that, he said, referring to the problems in Russia which […]

Liam Fee: Social worker makes ‘scapegoat’ claim – BBC News

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionLiam Fee social worker says she was ‘scapegoat’ A former social worker struck off for her failings, including over murdered toddler Liam Fee, believes she has been made a “scapegoat”. Lesley Bate told the BBC she had made mistakes by not properly following up concerns about injuries found on Liam. But, she said she went off sick a year before Liam’s murder and his case was not passed to another social worker, so others should also be held accountable. Fife Council said it would not discuss the circumstances of ex-staff members. The […]