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Cops fired over photos of chokehold used on Elijah McClain

PATTY NIEBERG and THOMAS PEIPERT, AP July 3, 2020 AURORA, Colo. (AP) — Three officers were fired Friday over photos showing police reenact a chokehold used on Elijah McClain, a 23-year-old Black man who died last year after police stopped him on the street in a Denver suburb. One of those fired is Jason Rosenblatt,…

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? (July 4th)

With another week out of the way - this time bringing a brand new Smash Bros. update, a new Animal Crossing update, and even an apology from Nintendo over Joy-Con drift(!) - it's finally time for us to sit and chat about our weekend gaming plans. Members of Team Nintendo Life have discussed just that…

18 Yara Shahidi Quotes to Uplift and Empower You to Become...

Yara Shahidi is so much more than an actress. At just 20 years old, she has quickly become a voice for young people, thanks to her outspokenness about social issues and her ongoing activism. Whether she's using her Eighteen x 18 campaign to encourage teenagers to stay politically active or spreading awareness about human rights,…

SCIENCE AND NATURE

Couch potato goes parasailing with his sofa and TV

Turkish YouTuber Hasan Kaval attached a sofa and television to a parachute so that he could maintain his couch potato lifestyle while parasailing. The video is absolutely insane, because I don't see a harness of any kind. Like he's literally just sitting on a sofa flying through the air eating potato chips and watching TV.…

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Report: Memphis Booster Pledges to Match Donations Lost Due to BLM...

Benjamin Solomon/Getty ImagesMemphis Tigers head coach Ryan Silverfield announced earlier this week that the football team would wear "Black Lives Matters" decals on their helmets this season, and one of the program's backers reportedly said he'd help negate any financial impact the decision might create.    On Friday, The Athletic's John Martin reported a booster said he would match…

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Could the PS5 Actually Cure Naughty Dog’s Infamous Crunch?

Could the PS5 Actually Cure Naughty Dog’s Infamous Crunch?

The Last of Us Part II launched in June after months of well-documented crunch. Naughty Dog VP Neil Druckmann says the PS5’s fewer technical constraints gift developers a new sense of freedom. The SSD could be pivotal in reducing crunch by providing designers with less-resource intensive methods to implement Naughty Dog’s famed level of detail.…
The Royal Family Has an Influencer Queen – And It’s Not Meghan Markle

The Royal Family Has an Influencer Queen – And It’s Not Meghan Markle

The battle of the royal influencers looks to finally be over, with one clear winner. Duchess Kate Middleton is not just inspiring the public. Meghan Markle’s popularity, much like her royal life, seems like it was temporary. When Meghan Markle first arrived on the royal scene, it was widely believed that she would add an…
Barstool’s Disgusting ‘N-Word’ Podcast Proves ‘Cancel Culture’ Is Toothless

Barstool’s Disgusting ‘N-Word’ Podcast Proves ‘Cancel Culture’ Is Toothless

Barstool Sports has a new podcast episode that spells out the n-word. Dave Portnoy and his ilk are begging to be canceled. If “cancel culture” can’t get rid of these guys for good, what’s the point? Just when you assume Barstool Sports couldn’t go any lower, they prove you wrong. The latest episode of one of its…
Dow Booms as Wall Street Defies Ray Dalio’s Free Market Death-Knell

Dow Booms as Wall Street Defies Ray Dalio’s Free Market Death-Knell

The Dow Jones rallied in response to a “record” jobs report. With lockdowns returning, is Wall Street glancing foolishly in the rearview mirror? Ray Dalio has a different theory. He says the free market’s dead. A better than expected jobs report helped send the Dow Jones pumping higher on Thursday. While Wall Street rejoiced to…
Kate Middleton Wimbledon Video Brings Out Unpleasant Meghan Markle Trolls

Kate Middleton Wimbledon Video Brings Out Unpleasant Meghan Markle Trolls

Duchess Kate Middleton was recently part of a nice little video boosting the spirits of tennis fans who are missing out on Wimbledon this year. Of course, internet trolls claiming to be fans of Meghan Markle have attacked Kate, and not for the first time. I’m sure this little group of weird internet trouble makers…

POLITICS

‘Get your knee off our necks’: George Floyd remembered as a...

But when family members were finished memorializing Floyd, the injustice of his death was the underlying thread of a fiery eulogy delivered on Thursday by the Rev. Al Sharpton, the civil rights icon, who told the crowd that “I want us to not sit here and act like we had a funeral on the schedule,”…

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