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Facebook tests subscription Groups that charge for exclusive content

Facebook is starting to let Group admins charge $4.99 to $29.99 per month for access to special sub-Groups full of exclusive posts. A hand-picked array of parenting, cooking and “organize my home” Groups will be the first to get the chance to spawn a subscription Group open to their members. During the test, Facebook won’t be taking a cut, but because the feature bills through iOS and Android, those operating systems get their 30 percent cut of a user’s first year of subscription and 15 percent after that. But if Facebook…

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Massachusetts State Police in search of ‘forever homes for 2 retired dogs’

Klauss, who police describe as a five-and-a-half-year-old Malinois mix dog, will be put up for adoption because his handler received a promotion and is no longer part of the K-9 team. “Due to Klauss’ age, he is not suitable for re-issue to another Trooper,” police said. Eight-year-old German Shepherd Alex, on the other hand, “has reached a retirement age and his handler is unable to keep him because he has a new department dog and another police dog at his home,” police said. The department urged anyone interested to get…

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Melania Trump Wore WHAT On Her Way To Visit A Child Detention Center?!

UPDATE 6:12 P.M. EST: Presumably the visit was to communicate compassion for the children ripped from their parents by her husband’s cruel policy. Lord knows no one else in the administration has shown any. Unfortunately her jacket said otherwise: FLOTUS spox confirms Mrs. Trump wore a jacket to visit border kids that reads: “I really don’t care. Do you?” Spox says: “It’s a jacket. There was no hidden message. After today’s important visit to Texas, I hope the media isn’t going to choose to focus on her wardrobe.” pic.twitter.com/Bp4Z8n455G —…

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Raped at 13, this beauty queen walked away from her crown after an emcee’s #MeToo joke.

Miss America pageants are changing for the better, but that change has been slow to catch on in some state competitions. On June 30, 2018, the emcee of the Miss Massachusetts pageant mocked #MeToo, blaming the loss of the swimsuit competition on the movement. In a brief skit, a woman spoke to someone dressed as God, saying, “We may have very well seen the last ever swimsuit competition on stage. It’s very upsetting, and I’m trying to understand, God, why it happened.” And the person playing God held up a…

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Prisoners to get phones in their cells

Less violence at ‘phones in cell’ jail Prisons ‘awash’ with smuggled phones Why do mobile phones still work in jail? Mr Gauke will make a speech announcing government plans to invest £7m to install in-cell phones, which will be subject to strict security measures. All calls, which will continue to be paid for by prisoners, will be recorded and they must be to phone numbers on an approved list. The proposal is based on Lord Farmer’s report last year that found good family relationships are “indispensable” to the government’s prison…

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Deena Cortese Is Pregnant! See ALL The Grownup Jersey Shore Cast: Then & Now!

Congratulations! Deena Cortese and hubby Christopher Buckner announced on Monday they were expecting their first child! And surprise! The Jersey Shore star is already quite a bit along! See the Instagram announcement pic (below)! Chris and I Decided to wait until we were ready to spill the beans! 💙Now that we are safely into our second trimester.. us and our little monkey are ready to tell the world Our little family is growing ! We have a sweet little boy on the way! We Are truly blessed and our hearts…

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Im A Needle Felt Artist From A Small Village And I Bring Old Brushes Nobody Would Look Twice At Back To Life

I find old, beaten up, heavily used brushes that nobody would look twice at and bring them back to life with tiny animals stabbed to life with wool, creating whimsical pieces filled with life, curiosity, and danger. Read more: http://www.boredpanda.com/felted-animals-brushes-the-gentleman-felter/

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“I Am Looking at 3 Dead Babies. How Is This Gods Plan?”

ShareTweet Kayla Flockhart Green and her husband had struggled with infertility for four long years before they were blessed with the miracle of being pregnant with quadruplets. It was a Valentine’s surprise like no other, and Kayla posted the most adorable photos on Facebook proudly boasting that she had FIVE Valentines this year. Fantastic Four: Green Quadruplets “God gave us a baby for every year of infertility that we experienced,” she wrote. “He blessed us exceedingly, abundantly above all we could ask or think. They’re growing and are doing so…

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Sex, Beer, and Coding: Inside Facebooks Wild Early Days

Everyone who has seen The Social Network knows the story of Facebook’s founding. It was at Harvard in the spring semester of 2004. What people tend to forget, however, is that Facebook was only based in Cambridge for a few short months. Back then it was called TheFacebook.com, and it was a college-specific carbon copy of Friendster, a pioneering social network based in Silicon Valley. Mark Zuckerberg’s knockoff site was a hit on campus, and so he and a few school chums decided to move to Silicon Valley after finals…

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Sean Hannity Immediately Blames Maxine Waters for Capital Gazette Shooting

Within seconds of learning Thursday about a first reported by Media Matters. It really is sad. You know, imagine you go to work and this is what you're dealing with today, some crazy person comes in… and Im not turning this into a gun debate, I know thats where the media will be in 30 seconds from now. Thats not it. You know, as Ive always said, I mean honestlyIve been saying now for days that something horrible was going to happen because of the rhetoric. Really, Maxine? he asked,…

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Sarah Palin thought she was going to be in a ‘legit Showtime historical documentary.’ Surprise!

"My daughter thinks youre a piece of ****, Sacha."Image: RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post via Getty Images Sarah Palin thought she was going to be in a “legit Showtime historical documentary.” Turns out, it was just a prank by trickster Sacha Baron Cohen. For his anticipated new seven-episode series Who Is America? Cohen has apparently been filming interviews with U.S. politicians for a year — but often in disguise or undercover. SEE ALSO: Sacha Baron Cohen teases possible Trump-related project with cryptic video And that includes Palin, who says she was…

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Lewandowski on Girl With Down Syndrome Separated From Mother: Womp Womp

Former Trump campaign chief Corey Lewandowski dismissed the story of a disabled girl separated from her mother as a result of the Trump administrations family-separation policy at the souther border. Womp womp, Lewandowski said on Fox News in response to Democratic strategist Zac Petkanas mentioned that a 10-year-old girl with Down Syndrome was taken from her mother. How dare you. How absolutely dare you, sir, Petkanas said in response. Lewandowski justified the policy by saying it was the necessary result of illegal border crossings. Read more: https://www.thedailybeast.com/lewandowski-on-girl-with-down-syndrome-separated-from-mother-womp-womp

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