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  • Chris Rock Keeps Taking Photos of Cops Stopping Him

    Some of Chris Rock's best comedic routines have been about how police officers interact with black men. Like the best comedians, Rock speaks from personal experience. It's not the first time Rock's been stopped by police and taken photos of those encounters. In total, Monday marked the third time…

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  • Anne Frank died earlier than thought, new study says

    Jewish teenager Anne Frank died in a Nazi concentration camp at least a month earlier than her official date of death, a new study said on Tuesday. "New research... has shed fresh light on the last days of Anne Frank and her sister Margot," the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam said on Tuesday, until…

    AFP
  • Colorado teen found in suitcase suffered drug overdose: coroner

    By Daniel Wallis DENVER (Reuters) - A teenage Colorado girl whose remains were found dumped in a suitcase in a remote park area last month died from a drug overdose, the local coroner's office said on Tuesday. Kelly Mae Myers, 18, was reported missing in the mountain town of Grand Junction in…

    Reuters
  • Iraqi forces drive Islamic State out of central Tikrit: PM

    By Mahdi Talat TIKRIT, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi troops aided by Shi'ite paramilitaries have driven Islamic State out of central Tikrit, Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi said on Tuesday, but the fight to retake all of Saddam Hussein's hometown continued. Government forces have been in a month-long fight…

    Reuters
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    Woman Killed After Driver Following GPS Drives Off Demolished Bridge

    Authorities say a driver, who was apparently following GPS navigation, drove off the ramp of a demolished bridge in Indiana, killing his wife.

    WGN - Chicago
  • Fortune runs out for Nigeria's Goodluck Jonathan

    Goodluck Jonathan's rise to the top of the pile in Nigeria's ruthless political world has been described as accidental -- a matter of good luck. The 57-year-old southern Christian -- the first head of state from the oil-producing Niger Delta -- was thrust into the presidency in 2010 following the…

    AFP
  • Some parents of missing Mexico youths ask help of gang boss

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Some parents of 43 Mexican college students who disappeared six months ago are turning to the purported leader of a drug gang and asking for his help in learning more about what happened to their sons.

    Associated Press
  • New movies and TV shows you can stream on Netflix this week (Mar. 29 – Apr. 4)

    It’s that time of the week again, and BGR is bringing you a roundup of the best new Netflix movies and shows for your streaming pleasure. A lot of your time is wasted by looking around Netflix for something you haven’t seen yet, so this update will save you some precious ticks on the clock. DON’T…

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  • Jeremy Brown, Scott Weiland & the Wildabouts guitarist, dies

    NEW YORK (AP) — Musician Jeremy Brown, a guitarist for Scott Weiland & the Wildabouts, died a day before the release of the band's debut album. He was 34 years old.

    Associated Press
  • Python owner charged in Canadian boys' deaths

    Canadian federal police on Tuesday charged the owner of a python in the deaths of two young boys who were asphyxiated by the snake while they slept in 2013. Jean Claude Savoie, 38, was accused of criminal negligence causing the deaths of the brothers. Police initially said the reptile had slithered…

    AFP
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    Escaped prisoner, Wossen Assaye, is captured in Washington, DC (12 photos)

    Police say a prisoner who escaped custody at a northern Virginia hospital with a guard's gun has been captured in Washington. Fairfax County police tweeted just before noon Tuesday that the escaped prisoner was in the custody of Metropolitan Police. Police say one shot was fired early Tuesday…

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  • America to Undocumented Teens: Forget That Dream of Going to College

    Yet “we’re seeing that education and immigration is kind of like a double-edged sword” in that pathways to citizenship, like the DREAM Act, require an education, Bohórquez García said.

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  • Parents of dead student sue Clemson University, fraternity

    By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - The parents of a 19-year-old Clemson University student who died last year after falling from a highway bridge during a pre-dawn fraternity run sued the university, the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and three of its members for $50 million on Monday.…

    Reuters
  • Missing U.C. Berkeley student was killed in weekend car accident

    A University of California, Berkeley student reported missing over the weekend after a fraternity party at another campus was identified on Monday as the person struck and killed by a car in Los Angeles early on Saturday, police said on Monday. Eloi Vasquez, a 19-year old freshman on the men's…

    Reuters
  • Girlfriend charged with murder in off-duty officer's death

    MEDIA, Pa. (AP) — The girlfriend of an off-duty police officer has been charged with shooting him to death inside his home after she originally contended it happened accidentally when she removed a gun from their dog's mouth, authorities said.

    Associated Press
  • How Netflix plans to fix one of the biggest problems with its business

    We all love Netflix but Netflix here in the United States is different from Netflix in Australia and Netflix in Sweden. The reason for this is that Netflix has different deals to distribute content in different countries, which means movies and shows that might be available in the U.S. aren’t…

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  • New research says Anne Frank likely died a month earlier

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Teenage Jewish diarist Anne Frank likely died of typhus in a Nazi concentration camp about a month earlier than previously thought, the Amsterdam museum that honors her memory said Tuesday on the 70th anniversary of the officially recognized date of her death.

    Associated Press