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The Reason This Florida Man Gave His Gun To Police Will Move You To Tears

This week, like so tragically many weeks in recent years, provided the United States with a stark and harrowing reminder of the threat of mass gun violence. In Parkland, Florida on Wednesday, a gunman opened fire at Stoneman Douglas High School, kill…
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This Coach Looked Like A Proud Dad When His Skaters Medaled & Twitter Fell In Love

On Friday night, three virtuoso ice skaters claimed the gold, silver, and bronze medals in the men's free skate, and two of them were coached by the same man, Canadian former Olympic figure skater Brian Orser. And when the camera cut to him after the…
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Lindsey Vonn Didn't Medal In The Super-G Event, But Twitter Is Hanging Onto Hope

On Friday, February 16, Lindsey Vonn was vying for history. Racing down a snow-covered slope on Friday, Vonn failed to medal in the super-G, robbing her of her first chance to become the oldest woman ever to win an Olympic medal in skiing. And it's n…
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Video From Nathan Chen's 2018 Olympics Free Skate Proves Dreams DO Come True

Perhaps no American figure skater entered the 2018 Winter Olympics with higher expectations, and thus more pressure, than Nathan Chen. And, after a rocky start that drew criticism from commentators and casual observers alike, he roared back on Friday…
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How The FBI Totally Dropped The Ball On Stopping The Florida Shooting

A notable detail came to light Friday regarding the deadly school shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Namely, the FBI got a tip about the Florida shooter in early January — but the agency also publicly acknowledged that it …
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Eric Trump Posted A Video Of His Dad Landing At Mar-A-Lago & Twitter Is Dragging Him

On a sunny Friday in Palm Beach, Florida, Eric Trump tweeted a video of Marine One landing at his father's palatial Mar-a-Lago estate — and drew an intense amount of scrutiny and criticism in the aftermath of the horrific Marjory Stoneman Douglas Hig…
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This Video Of A 17-Year-Old USA Figure Skater Is Literally History In The Making

Thursday was an unforgettable night for the Winter Olympics, with 17-year-old figure skater Vincent Zhou's short program going down in the history books with the games' first-ever successfully executed quad lutz. That term might not mean anything to …
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Why This Olympic Skier Will Absolutely NOT Visit The White House If He's Invited

One particular U.S. Olympic skier has made no secret of his disdain for Vice President Mike Pence, who led the American delegation at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, and he took it a step further on Thursday. Gus Kenworthy said …
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An Olympic Snowboarder Took A Sickening Fall & Is Seriously Injured

The 2018 Winter Olympics marched onward Thursday, with competitors facing off in a slew of events. But one question is looming over the proceedings right now, and that's whether Markus Schairer is OK after the Austrian snowboarder suffered a gnarly f…
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Alexa & Chris Knierim's Free Skate Song Was Valentine's Day Perfection

If you've been following the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, you've already seen some simply breathtaking feats of figure skating. But this time ― appropriately enough, with Valentine's Day on everyone's minds ― figure skating fans …
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There's A Strategy Behind Olympic Skiers Hitting The Gates On Their Way Downhill

Alpine skiing is lighting up television sets all across the United States on Wednesday night, courtesy of the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. But if you're watching the various skiers tear down the slopes, you might be wondering: wh…
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The EPA Chief Says He Has To Fly First Class To Hide From You Coach People

Former Oklahoma attorney general and current Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt reportedly has a pretty pricey travel habit, and for a very specific reason. Namely, according to The Washington Post, Pruitt has been flying in e…
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Here's What The Gun Laws In Florida Are Actually Like

A school shooting happened at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on Wednesday, leaving several injured and at least one person dead. Authorities have a suspect in custody, although it's too early to speculate about any motivati…
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This Teen Was Going To Testify Against Her Alleged Rapist. Then She Was Found Dead.

A Michigan teen who was preparing to testify against her alleged rapist has been found dead, and the authorities are reportedly describing her death as a homicide. Her name was Mujey Dumbuya, and she was killed in late January, just months before she…
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Red Gerard Brought Home The First U.S. Gold Medal Of 2018 & Twitter Is SO Proud

On Saturday, in what must have been the biggest moment of his very young life, 17-year-old American snowboarder Red Gerard won the first U.S. gold medal of the 2018 Winter Olympics. And he had a pretty characteristic reaction, for a teenager who just…
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North Korea’s “Army Of Beauties” Wants Your Eyes On Them — Not Their Country’s Problems

If you've been watching the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea so far, you may have noticed a pretty peculiar sight in the stands. Namely, the North Korean cheerleading team, which has been belting out loud, tightly choreographed chants…
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These Videos Of North Korea's Cheerleaders Will Have You Totally Mesmerized

There are countless stories and narratives unfolding at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang. But perhaps the most newsworthy one is the relationship between host country South Korea and North Korea, amid the two countries forming a single, unifie…
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This Kid Licking The Camera Meme From The PyeongChang Olympics Is What You Need

If you've been watching the 2018 Olympics so far, then you might already have seen this. But if you missed it, you're going to at least want to take a quick look. Basically, here's what you need to know: there's a meme of a kid licking an NBC camera …
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Twitter Roasts Mike Pence During The Olympics Opening Ceremony

On Friday night, NBC aired the intricately choreographed opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. In addition to all the pageantry, it also provided viewers with a reminder of precisely who's leading the American dele…
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Yuna Kim's 2018 Olympic Skating Routine Video Will Blow Your Mind

All hail the queen. On Friday morning, as the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang got underway, people all over social media reacted with delight at the presence of an unexpected and beloved face. Yuna Kim, the famed South Kor…
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