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    in Music

    Rihanna has a stalker


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    in Lifestyle

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    Brita recalling children’s water bottles


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    in Sports

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    More schools are mixing beer, football at stadiums


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    Mo’ne Davis, team out of Little League World Series


    Star pitcher Mo'ne Davis and her team are out of the running.

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    in Trending, Viral Videos

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    in Entertainment

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    in Viral Videos

    If Michael Bay directed ‘Up’


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    in Entertainment

    ‘Scandal’ star Columbus Short arrested


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    in Entertainment

    ‘Jackass’ star could face charges for Seaworld prank


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    in Lifestyle

    Put on some sunscreen!


    Fewer U.S. teenagers are using sunscreen, even as skin cancer rates increase, a study found.

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