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01/19/2019 12:00 PM
Level Plains, Alabama is home to the Louis CK of police chiefs.
Level Plains, Alabama is home to the Louis CK of police chiefs.

5 Public Officials Who Clearly Weren’t Cut Out For The Job


01/19/2019 11:15 AM
There are strong correlations between heavy smartphone use and poor performance on navigational tasks. Basically, your GPS is making you dumber.
There are strong correlations between heavy smartphone use and poor performance on navigational tasks. Basically, your GPS is making you dumber.

5 Problematic Facts About Smartphones It Wouldn’t Hurt You To Know


01/19/2019 10:30 AM
The demon from IT could manifest itself as an elderly librarian, which makes us wonder why it even bothered with the whole clown thing.
The demon from IT could manifest itself as an elderly librarian, which makes us wonder why it even bothered with the whole clown thing.

7 Brilliant Movie Clues That Were Hidden In Plain Sight



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01/19/2019 12:18 PM
The polar vortex—the swirling winds above the arctic—has fractured into three rings that will spread freezing temperatures through the eastern U.S. in late January. What do you think?
The polar vortex—the swirling winds above the arctic—has fractured into three rings that will spread freezing temperatures through the eastern U.S. in late January. What do you think?

Polar Vortex Splits Into U.S.-Chilling Rings


01/19/2019 10:39 AM
"I like working for the United States, but I’ve got a family to feed and no one knows when this shutdown will end, so I’ve had no choice but to update my resume and go government-hunting on the internet."
"I like working for the United States, but I’ve got a family to feed and no one knows when this shutdown will end, so I’ve had no choice but to update my resume and go government-hunting on the internet."

Furloughed Federal Employee Starts Online Search For New Government

WASHINGTON—Saying that the ongoing shutdown, which has lasted nearly a month, had forced him to consider other options for work, furloughed federal employee Elliott Baker confirmed Monday that he had started an online search for a new government. “I like working for the United States, but I’ve...

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01/19/2019 01:01 PM
The photograph is real, but the women were not convicted witches.
The photograph is real, but the women were not convicted witches.

FACT CHECK: Were These Women Found Guilty of Witchcraft in Early 20th Century China?

A photograph showing three women in a "cangue" is often shared with a backstory about witchcraft.
01/19/2019 12:31 PM
Penalty or no, please stop.
Penalty or no, please stop.

FACT CHECK: Do Motorists Now Face $999 Fines and 3-Year Suspensions for Using Cellphones While Driving?

A number of recent laws have focused on preventing distracted driving, but the penalties vary from location to location.
01/19/2019 12:09 PM
Anastasia Vashukevich made the statement in a Moscow court that was considering whether to keep her in jail as she faces charges of inducement to prostitution.
Anastasia Vashukevich made the statement in a Moscow court that was considering whether to keep her in jail as she faces charges of inducement to prostitution.

Model Apologizes in Claim of Russia Election Interference

A Belarusian model who claimed to have evidence of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election says she won't be saying anything more about the matter.

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