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Alex Jones gets sued for his relentless campaign to torment Sandy Hook parents.

On Monday, April 16, parents of two students who died during the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting sued conspiracy theorist and media personality Alex Jones. Jones, who runs the far-right conspiracy site Infowars.com, is no stranger to lawsuits. To say he plays fast and loose with facts would be an understatement, as he’s pushed a number of absurd conspiracy theories over the years, including the idea that the government can control the weather and summon tornadoes at will, that Hillary Clinton has personally murdered people and runs a child…

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Michael Cohen’s secret client is Sean Hannity and the internet has lost its damn mind

Image: DREW ANGERER / GETTY IMAGES Micheal Cohen, President Trump’s personal lawyer, has friends in some low places.  Before making his first court appearance for a hearing after federal officials raided his home, office, and hotel room last week, Cohen told a federal judge that he had given legal advice to three people in the past year. One was obviously President Trump. The second was Republican fundraiser Elliott Broidy, and the third was a person whose identity Cohen refused to disclose.  That is until the federal judge demanded that he…

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WPP CEO Sorrell Quits After Three Decades at Top of Ad World

Quarta to step in as executive chairman in the interim Resignation follows allegations of personal misconduct announced April 3 that it was investigating the allegations. The resignation preempts what could have been an inglorious departure for someone who was the public face of the advertising industry writ large. Sorrell was set to join the rest of the board early next week for scheduled

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One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest director Milo Forman dies aged 86

Film-maker became key figure of the Czech new wave before emigrating to the US and establishing a successful career in Hollywood Milo Forman, the Czech-born director of One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest and Amadeus, has died at the age of 86. Producer Michael Douglas later told the Guardian the hiring was on the strength of The Firemans Ball: It took place in one enclosed situation, with a plethora of unique characters he had the ability to juggle. With a cast led by Jack Nicholson at the height of his…

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Mark Zuckerberg’s dull hearing could’ve been improved with Scottish accents

Much better.Image: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Sure, you might’ve been a little underwhelmed by the Mark Zuckerberg hearing. The dry answers and hours of inane questioning were a little too much for us, but you know how it could have been vastly improved? A Glaswegian accent.  SEE ALSO: A grown man face-planting onto a snowy trampoline in slow mo is what true joy looks like Here’s what Glasgow Zuck would sound like, courtesy of Scottish comedian Janey Godley. Yer maw would love it.  Big Kim from Kilmarnock #janeygodleyvoiceover pic.twitter.com/kfXxCr1sVA — Janey…

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‘Time’ recreates iconic Trump cover to show how much worse things have gotten

Image: mashable composite: time A storm’s a brewin’ in the White House, and Time Magazine has found a way to perfectly illustrate the chaos on its latest cover. In a rare callback cover, Time asked longtime collaborator Tim O’Brien to depict the absolute chaos that is Donald Trump as president of the United States.  The “Stormy” cover for the April 23 issue reimagines O’Brien’s “Nothing to See Here” cover from Feb. 27, 2017. This time Trump’s being heavily rained on and he’s nearly drowning in a rising tide.

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Chris Evans posted this video of his dog and nothing on the internet will ever be better.

If  somehow you haven’t heard, April 11 is National Pet Day. And that means it’s the best time of the year. You’re welcome (nay, encouraged) to share stories about your first canine companion or feline familiar. And where did your hamster come from, anyway? Are you always being told you share too many pictures of your guinea pigs online? (I am.) Well, on National Pet Day, that’s all forgiven and forgotten. Besides, if Facebook’s gonna violate your privacy, you may as well inundate their servers with 27 nearly identical pictures…

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Chris Evans shares the cutest video of his dog for National Pet Day

Like every day, today is one of those hashtag holidays. Specifically, it’s #NationalPetDay, which means friends, acquaintances, and celebrities alike are posting pictures of their animal pals. Marvel superstar and generally good dude Chris Evans tweeted a special video in honor of the day, showing the first time he ever met his dog, Dodger.  SEE ALSO: Everyone calm down about Chris Evans’ moustache for a second This was the moment we met our rescue and we just knew he was ours. Rescue dogs are the best! pic.twitter.com/0Q1yUpfOfe — Cyndi Cantu…

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Amazon Alexa spouted conspiracy theory when asked about chemtrails

Ask Alexa about chemtrails, and she’ll tell you it’s a government conspiracy. Seriously. “Chemtrails: Trails left by aircraft are actually chemical or biological agents deliberately sprayed at high altitudes for a purpose undisclosed to the general public in clandestine programs directed by government officials,” my Amazon Echo responds when asked “What’s a chemtrail.” SEE ALSO: Alexa now understands casual time-based music requests — but there’s a catch Image: Mashable Screenshot Let’s be clear, here. Chemtrails are not “biological agents deliberately sprayed” by “government officials,” despite what the popular conspiracy theory…

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36 years before her, Blake Shelton used this girl’s textbook. That’s not a great thing.

Imagine opening up one of your textbooks to learn that it used to belong to one of the top country music stars of our time. Pretty cool, right? Maybe not. When first grader Marley Parker opened up her new reader, she saw a familiar name scrawled in the sign-out page: Blake Shelton. It could be a neat coincidence (Marley and her family live in Shelton’s hometown of Ada, Oklahoma, and though Shelton hasn’t commented on whether it was his, it is possible), but regardless — the 1982 date by Shelton’s…

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Aging senators ask ‘Mr. Zuckerberg’ for tech support in hilarious Senate hearing meme

Image: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images In what will probably be the premise of The Social Network 2,Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was grilled by members of the U.S. Senate on Tuesday.  Zuckerberg answered questions about digital privacy in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal. And a lot of the senators asking the questions were old. Very old.  SEE ALSO: The best part of Mark Zuckerberg appearing in front of Congress was the memes “Senator, we run ads” is my new T-shirt. — drew olanoff (@yoda) April 10, 2018 It wasn’t just…

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Why this mom is ’embarrassed’ that her child’s textbook once belonged to Blake Shelton

Image: Nathan Congleton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images Don’t take it too personally, Blake – this isn’t really about you. As Oklahoma mother Shelly Bryan Parker shared on Facebook this week, she was “embarrassed” to find that a textbook she believes was once used by singer Blake Shelton in the 1980s is the same book her young daughter is using in school today. Shelton originally hails from Ada, the same town that Parker and her daughter call home. SEE ALSO: 10 times high schoolers had the most extra promposals The…

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The way Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan announced their separation is super refreshing.

By now, you’ve probably heard that Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan are no longer a couple. The news dominated social media feeds the morning of April 3. And even if you’re not the kind of person who goes in for celebrity couples — Me? I remember where I was when Brad and Jen announced their split — it’s probably been impossible to ignore the inevitable headlines pronouncing that the Tatum-Dewan breakup means love is over, dead, finished. No matter what you may be feeling right now, love is most certainly…

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The rules of written English no longer apply to millennials on social media

Image: bob al-greene / mashable The spelling and grammar rules do not apply on the Millennial Internet™.  That’s because millennials have created a new rulebook for a variant of written English unique to social media. A rulebook which states that deliberately misspelled words and misused grammar can convey tone, nuance, humour, and even annoyance.  Dr Lauren Fonteyn, English Linguistics lecturer at University of Manchester, told Mashable “something exciting” is happening with the way that millennials write, and it goes far, far beyond our proclivity to use acronyms and “like.”   Fonteyn…

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President Trump announces no DACA deal on Easter morning

At least he's not wearing a tan suitImage: win mcnamee/Getty Images On a beautiful spring morning at Mar-a-Lago, President Donald Trump appears to have woken up in a very foul mood. So the president did as he’s wont to do on days like this: He announced a dramatic shift in policy affecting the nation’s most vulnerable people. “NO DACA deal,” Trump tweeted on Sunday morning. The Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) sought to protect undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children until Trump ended it in…

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