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Fire erupts at Trump Tower in New York City; 1 fatality ID’d, at least 4 hurt

close Video One dead, four injured in Trump Tower fire Four firefighters and one man killed in the blaze. At least one person died and four others were injured after a fire broke out Saturday in Trump Tower in New York City, police and fire officials said. A 67-year-old male, identified as Todd Brassner, was found “unconscious and unresponsive” on the 50th floor by New York City firefighters, police said. He was transported to Mount Sinai Roosevelt Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The city’s medical examiner’s office will determine the cause of death and the investigation is ongoing,...

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Everybody Is Loving This Disney Princess’s Message About Anxiety

Speaking out about mental health can be difficult, so it’s no wonder people are praising this Broadway star for revealing her battle with anxiety. Patti Murin plays Anna in the musical version of Disney’s Frozen in New York. An adaptation of the phenomenally successful movie, the show opened in February of this year. But Murin stole the show yesterday after she posted on Instagram that she had missed the previous night’s show because of a “massive anxiety attack”. “It had been building up for a while, and while the past month has been incredible, all of the ups and downs and...

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Fire erupts at Trump Tower in New York City

close Video Fire on the 50th floor of Trump Tower Fire breaks out at Trump Tower in Manhattan. A fire broke out in Trump Tower in New York City on Saturday. The FDNY was on the scene and said that there was “one serious injury to a civilian” and three firefighters had non-life threatening injuries. #FDNY members remain on scene of a 4-alarm fire, 721 5th Ave in Manhattan. There is currently one serious injury to a civilian, and 3 non-life-threatening injuries to Firefighters, reported pic.twitter.com/c7qeOlDVcf — FDNY (@FDNY) April 7, 2018 Video on social media showed orange flames...

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Democrats file suit alleging Russia, Trump campaign, WikiLeaks conspired to interfere in 2016 campaign

(CNN)The Democratic National Committee is suing the Trump campaign, Russia, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and several relatives and associates of President Donald Trump alleging a grand conspiracy that harmed Democrats through WikiLeaks’ publication of internal party emails during the 2016 presidential campaign. “In the Trump campaign, Russia found a willing and active partner in this effort” to disrupt the presidential election, the Democratic committee alleges. Judge John G. Koeltl, a Clinton appointee, will preside over the case. Trump’s campaign called the lawsuit” frivolous” and characterized it as “a last-ditch effort to substantiate the baseless Russian collusion allegations” by a...

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You Can Now Check Whether Your Facebook Data Was Compromised By Cambridge Analytica. Here’s How

Yesterday, Facebook announced that users of the social media platform will finally be notified whether or not their personal data was shared with the controversy-embroiled political research firm Cambridge Analytica. Many people logged in on their devices expecting to see a message at the top of their news feed reading “Protecting Your Information”, as was described in numerous articles. If you were one of about 87 million users whose data was shared (71 million of whom are in the US), the notification will end with a blue tab that says “See How You’re Affected”, whereas if your data was not...

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‘Late Show With Stephen Colbert’ writer slammed for insensitive Barbara Bush tweet

close Video ‘Late Show’ writer slammed for ‘rude’ Barbara Bush tweet Jen Spyra, a writer for ‘The Late Show With Stephen Colbert,’ has found herself in hot water over a tweet she wrote about the death of former first lady Barbara Bush. A writer for “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” has found herself in hot water over a tweet she wrote about the death of former first lady Barbara Bush. “RIP Barbara Bush, the only woman who was 92 for 30 years,” Jen Spyra tweeted shortly after news broke of Bush’s passing. RIP Barbara Bush, the only woman...

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Disney Unveils Rainbow Mickey Mouse Ears Just In Time For Pride

Disney fans can now wear their Pride on their ears. Earlier this month, the company, which has been steadily increasing its representation of the LGBTQ community in television and film, debuted rainbow-colored Mickey Mouse ears for sale at its U.S. theme parks. The ears arrived just ahead of Pride month in June. The merchandise has been spotted at both California’s Disneyland and the Walt Disney World resort in Orlando, Florida.  Images of the ears, officially known as the “Mickey Mouse Rainbow Love” hat, have popped up across social media as of late. However, it doesn’t appear among the items for sale...

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Outrage as California prof calls Barbara Bush ‘amazing racist’ and says she’s happy ‘witch is dead’

Randa Jarrar, an author and professor at Fresno State’s Department of English, sparked an uproar after calling the late Barbara Bush “amazing racist” who raised a “war criminal.”  (California State University, Fresno) A university professor in California has sparked a social media uproar after calling former first lady Barbara Bush an “amazing racist” who raised a “war criminal,” and saying she’s “happy the witch is dead.” Randa Jarrar, an author and professor in the English department at California State University, Fresno (aka Fresno State), made the distasteful comments just an hour after the death of the former first lady...

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Parkland student stuffs bag with tampons in response to new transparent backpack rule

When the students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School returned to campus after the March for Our Lives and their week-long spring break, they were less than thrilled with having to wear transparent backpacks. After the mass shooting that killed 17 people on Feb. 14th, new security measures were put in place on Monday that are aimed at preventing future violence at the school. Many students expressed their disappointment with the policy on social media, stating the bags are a violation of privacy and won’t really help all that much.  But Cameron Kasky, one of the student leaders at...

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The Disturbing Truth About The Internet That No One Wants To Accept

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg’s recent testimony to Congress highlights one of the key issues of our time – data acquisition by digital corporations and its lack of regulation. The kernel of the issue is in this exchange: Senator Orrin Hatch: ‘How do you sustain a business model in which users don’t pay for your service?’ Zuckerberg: “Senator, we run ads.” So – ha ha. Let’s laugh at the old guy who doesn’t know how Facebook makes money. The exchange spawned memes that compared Zuckerberg going to Congress with people doing tech support for their grandparents. But this question...

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