Mortuary chief contends John Glenn’s remains were handled with ‘impeccable care’

May 28, 2017

… for Glenn’s remains during the months between his death last December and his burial at Arlington National Cemetery in April. Air Force officials are investigating concerns raised about management of the mortuary and allegations that inspectors who visited the facility this spring were invited to look at Glenn’s remains, which they declined to do. Despite repeated requests, the Defense Department on Friday refused to release a memo describing the alleged incident. Zwicharowski said …

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11 ‘Star Wars’ gadgets that seemed groovy in ’77, but we’re way beyond now

May 26, 2017

… Forget it. Now we have these freakish things: 2. Data storage Image: Youtube In 1977, we already had the Apple II, the Radio Shack’s Tandy TRS-80 and the Commodore PET all about the size of a big typewriter, certainly none powerful enough to carry a detailed readout of a moon-sized battle station. So it was a pretty big leap of imagination to think Princess Leia could transfer the death Star plans to R2-D2 via a drivers’ license-sized data card. Toward the end of the film, …

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Sean Hannity Gives Platform to Man Who Claims Hillary Is Evil, Bisexual Secret Sex Freak

May 24, 2017

… SPECIAL INVESTIGATION. The story breathlessly details how the former secretary of State and first lady is a sex-crazed, evil, polyamorous, bisexual (or at least bi-curious), and ruthless power-hungry supervillain, one prolific in the dark arts of criminal conspiracy and character assassination aimed at Bills bimbos. The Enquirer article is jam-packed with clandestine sex romps, mysterious death, prostitutes, LIES AND SPIES, and a woman (now the Democratic presidential nominee!) hell-bent on …

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Nice Attack: Has a Bisexual Muslim Hustler Put France on the Path to Civil War?

May 23, 2017

… of violence: horrible deadly accidents or shocking videos, sensitive souls refrain. He had watched ISIS decapitation videos. Bouhlel appears to be, indeed, part of a new genre of terrorist, the instant jihadist who decides more or less suddenly to turn his shitty little life into a world-famous spectacle of death. There are many people like that to be exploited. As the French daily Le Monde noted in its profile of Bouhlel, triggering from a distance the morbid impulses of fragile individuals is …

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Aaron Hernandez fiancee: I don’t believe his death was suicide

May 16, 2017

BOSTON –  The fiancee of former NFL star Aaron Hernandez said in an interview that she didn’t initially believe he had died in his prison cell and doesn’t think his death was a suicide. The first part of a two-part interview with Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez aired Monday on the “Dr. Phil ” show. The second part is set to air Tuesday. Jenkins-Hernandez told host Dr. Phillip McGraw she doesn’t think the former New England Patriots tight end’s death …

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Teen dies from too much caffeine, coroner says

May 16, 2017

(CNN)Too much caffeine caused the death of a 16-year-old high school student from South Carolina who collapsed during class last month, according to the county coroner. Davis Allen Cripe died from a caffeine-induced cardiac event causing a probable arrhythmia, Richland County Coroner Gary Watts announced in a news conference Monday. During an arrhythmia, or abnormal heart rhythm, the heart may not be able to pump enough blood to the body, and lack of blood flow affects the brain, heart and …

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United Airlines accused of freezing, then burning, the giant rabbit that died during a flight

May 10, 2017

"Hello? Mr. Rabbit? Are you okay, sir?"Image: G. MABANGLO/EPA/REX/Shutterstock The sad mystery around the sudden death of a giant rabbit onboard a United Airlines flight in April deepens thanks to new, disturbing allegations made by the rabbit’s owners. SEE ALSO: Shocker: United Airlines has the most in-flight animal deaths The owners of giant hare Simon are demanding an undisclosed payment for damages and an independent investigation into what the heck exactly happened to the …

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How ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ bucks a Marvel trend

May 8, 2017

… know how much it pains Cap to see his former friend like this, and what it means to him to fight someone he once loved. So we’re invested in his journey, even if we’re already fairly certain of the outcome. We love you, Baby Groot, but you’re part of the problem. Image: Marvel STudios Marvel has a fake-death habit One of Marvel’s go-to tools for raising the emotional stakes is character deaths. Bucky, mentioned above, gave Cap something to angst over in the third act …

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How ’13 Reasons Why’ Season 2 can rise to the criticism

May 8, 2017

… for depicting Hannah’s death and the series’ sexual assaults the way they did, but there are moments throughout that felt gratuitous, particularly in Episode 7 when Clay hallucinates Hannah’s body on the basketball court (this one had no content warning). “Sometimes it takes provocative experiences to get our attention,” Dr. Eric Beeson, a counseling expert and faculty member at Northwestern University, told Mashable. “However, I think the goals of this show …

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Tainted love: Bob Thissen finds beauty in derelict Japanese love hotels

May 4, 2017

(CNN)In one photo, a dusty chandelier hangs from the ceiling above a large circular mattress framed by a mirrored headboard. In another, an abandoned suit of armor stands guard over a chariot bed adorned with stained pillows. Signs of decay, from the scattered debris of a collapsing roof to water stained walls, are everywhere. Yet the images — all taken in the rooms of an abandoned Japanese sex hotel by Dutch photographer Bob Thissen — seem oddly serene, like staged monuments …

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Bruce Hampton, ‘granddaddy of the jam scene,’ dies after gig

May 3, 2017

Atlanta (CNN)death came for Bruce Hampton as he celebrated his 70th birthday doing what he did best — jamming on stage. Hampton, known as the “granddaddy of the jam scene,” collapsed on stage while rocking out Monday night during a concert held in his honor in Atlanta. His agent, Micah Davidson of Midwood Entertainment, confirmed to CNN that the musician died. He gave no further details. …

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How Britain is trying to censor the porn you watch

April 29, 2017

… that porn sites offer a fictionalised version that could be ascribed to personal taste or even art. “The definition of sexual acts likely to cause death is incredibly vague and could include fictionalised practices like asphyxiation, for example,” Jackman said. Privacy threat from companies who don’t know how to keep your data safe Age verification checks by porn sites could lead to a serious privacy breach. Companies that provide these checks have no experience of privacy or …

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Prince Harry and Prince William are royals for the millennial generation

April 26, 2017

… week for their powerful online Heads Together campaign to end mental health stigma. This online campaign has seen Prince Harry, Prince William, and the Duchess of Cambridge reveal deeply personal details about the pressures and struggles they’ve faced, including the princes’ grief following their mum’s death and Kate and William’s learning curve as parents. More so than ever before, the portrait of the royal family is being painted as one of human beings who grapple with …

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What Sheryl Sandberg can teach you about loss, grief, and resilience

April 25, 2017

Image: Ambar del moral / mashable There’s something comforting about Sheryl Sandberg’s voice on the phone. It’s calm, self-assured, and sweet. Yet there are also tremors of vulnerability in the Facebook COO’s voice, hints of the grief and longing she has grappled with ever since the sudden death of her husband Dave Goldberg in May 2015. SEE ALSO: What the words of a dying doctor taught me about life’s meaning “Living with this is a daily thing,” she …

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This rainbow font lets you raise the LGBTQ pride flag with every letter you type

April 22, 2017

… because he was known for using his artistic talents to help friends create banners for protests and marches. They wanted Baker’s creative contributions in LGBTQ activism to persist, even after his death. “We wanted to create something special that would not just honor Gilbert and his iconic rainbow flag, but also give the LGBTQ community a fantastic tool to help them create their own banners, posters, and signs,” Ogilvy & Mather’s design team said in a press release. …

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Cuba Gooding Sr., R&B Soul Singer, Dead At 72

April 21, 2017

The singer was 72 years old, with a birthday next week. Los Angeles police Capt. Paul Vernon said on Twitterthat the cause of death hasnt been determined, but it appears to be a non-homicidal death. Alcohol containers and drug paraphernalia were found in the vehicle, according to officials. The LA County coroners office said it was awaiting results of toxicology tests. Michael Ochs Archives via Getty Images Gooding went solo andsigned with Motown Recordsin 1977. He released two albums, …

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This is what protest sounds like

April 21, 2017

(CNN)Black Lives Matter activist Zellie Imani remembers the moment civil rights leader the Rev. Jesse Jackson came to Ferguson, Missouri, in the wake of Michael Brown’s 2014 death. Crowds had gathered to protest the fatal shooting of unarmed, 18-year-old Brown by a white police officer, and Imani remembers Jackson joining the demonstrators as they marched toward a church. But Jackson, it seems, had missed a crucial memo. “I think he tried to have us sing ‘We Shall …

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’13 Reasons Why’ proves that we still don’t know how to portray suicide

April 20, 2017

… have underestimated their audience. Suicide is the second-leading cause of death among teenagers in the United States. Julie Cerel, a clinical psychologist and president-elect of the American Association of Suicidology, says there’s nationally representative data showing that more than half of Americans know someone who has died by suicide. Many of the young people watching the series probably have encountered or heard about the suicide of a loved one, and don’t need to relive it to …

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Guitarist J. Geils found dead in his Massachusetts home

April 12, 2017

(CNN)John Warren Geils Jr., the guitarist and founder of the eponymous J. Geils Band, has died, police in Groton, Massachusetts, said. Police came to Geils’ home for a well-being check, police Chief Donald Palma said. The 71-year-old was found unresponsive and was declared dead at the scene. Police are investigating the death as a standard procedure. Foul play was not suspected and a preliminary investigation suggests Geils died of natural causes, Palma said. …

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When Heroin Almost Took My Life, My Phone Saved It

April 11, 2017

… actor. He was found in his room and had died hours earlier from a fatal overdose. Another friend, Greg, died just a few short weeks after. I will never forget getting those messages, or how I realized, days later, that my friends were only four out of hundreds of people who die every day from addiction-related issues. It seemed that, everywhere I turned, someone had lost a son, a daughter, a friend, or a mother or father. Addiction, I realized, was lethal. And staying silent was our death …

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Masters 2017: Sergio Garcia beats Justin Rose in playoff

April 10, 2017

(CNN)For so long he was the nearly-man who many had written off for a major title, but Sergio Garcia finally made his breakthrough with a dramatic Masters victory at Augusta. The Spaniard beat England’s Justin Rose on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff after the European Ryder Cup team-mates had fought an intense duel on an electrifying Sunday afternoon. Follow @cnnsport Garcia won his first major at his 74th attempt and became the third Spaniard to win the Masters after two-time …

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Twitter kills the egg avatar, replaces it with something worse and doesn’t it have more important things to do?

April 2, 2017

… Egg issue. So many bigger issues to solve? $TWTRhttps://t.co/jiSvnOBybb Kristin Cwalinski (@Kris10Cwalinski) March 31, 2017 As you can imagine, with the death of the Twitter egg so close to Easter, many users were also feeling emotional about the loss. And as is customary with most new features, people had a lot of jokes to make. Thus, the sad new grey image was mercilessly trolled on its very own site. pic.twitter.com/wkWVx6iZ1M Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) March 31, 2017 we’re …

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Greek Thomson: Scotland’s other great visionary architect – BBC News

April 1, 2017

… just rich men’s houses that Thomson built. Image caption Great Western Terrace was completed after Thomson’s death He also designed tenements such as Walmer Crescent, which is now next to Cessnock underground station, south of the river, and Great Western Terrace in the west end. In 1861, Thomson moved his family to Moray Place, a beautiful terrace in the Southside suburb of Strathbungo, that he designed himself. Image caption Thomson’s Grecian Chambers are today …

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‘The Hate U Give’ tackles race, police brutality and the nuances of being young and black in America

March 28, 2017

… into the life of Starr Carter, a 16-year-old living in a predominately black neighborhood but going to high school in an affluent white one. She is battling issues that black kids everywhere recognize, from code switching to confronting racists to death’s unfortunate and early knock. SEE ALSO: ‘History Is All You Left Me,’ our next MashReads book, will break your heart At her all-white school she stresses over how much of her home life to share with friends and her white …

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