Seattle School Shooting Gunman Was Homecoming Royalty

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MARYSVILLE, Wash. — A student recently crowned freshman class Homecoming prince walked into his Seattle-area high school cafeteria Friday and opened fire, killing one person and shooting several others in the head before turning the gun on himself, officials and witnesses said.

Students said the gunman was staring at students as he shot them inside the cafeteria at Marysville-Pilchuck High School. The shootings set off a chaotic scene as students ran from the cafeteria and building in a…

Benedict Cumberbatch Trying to Walk Like Beyonce Is the Best Thing You’ll See Today

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Prepare to have your love for Benedict Cumberbatch grow ten folds

Because what is a REAL man, if not one who attempts to walk like Beyonc

Google Exec Breaks Space Jump Record With Nearly 26-Mile Free Fall

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Alan Eustace, a senior vice president at Google, broke Felix Baumgartner’s two-year-old world record for highest altitude free-fall jump on Friday morning when he parachuted from a balloon near the top of the stratosphere, free-falling from a height of nearly 26 miles and breaking the sound barrier in the process.

The New York Times reported that Eustace, 57, ascended to the edge of space in a balloon filled with 35,000 cubic feet of helium from an airport in Roswell, New Mexico. He then cut…

The 9 Most Absurd Political Ads of the 2014 Election Season

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With midterm elections less than two weeks away, the number of campaign ads being played on national television is heating up

Spending on advertising is set to surpass $1 billion for this election cycle, according to the Wesleyan Media Project, with interest groups accounting for an all-time high of senate airings

As candidates enter crunch time for the races, let’s take a look at some of the bizarre, controversial and…

Jack-o’-Lanterns: They’re Just Like Us

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Pumpkin Comic by Lance Ulanoff

Not even your average Halloween pumpkin can deny the allure of social media or online dating. It’s hard out there for a gourd. Read more…

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Eyewitness to Hell: Life in Ebola-Ravaged Liberia

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I graduated college in May. Three months later I boarded a flight to Liberia to cover the Ebola outbreak.

It was only the second assignment of my professional career.

I knew it was dangerous, but going to Liberia answered something far more personal. The people of the Ebola-ravaged country have been living a hell for months. Only recently has the world started to pay attention. I felt it was my responsibility to document it.

This wasn’t a war-torn country, where the dangers are visible. In…

Eyewitness to Hell: Life in Ebola-Ravaged Liberia

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I graduated college in May. Three months later I boarded a flight to Liberia to cover the Ebola outbreak.

It was only the second assignment of my professional career.

I knew it was dangerous, but going to Liberia answered something far more personal. The people of the Ebola-ravaged country have been living a hell for months. Only recently has the world started to pay attention. I felt it was my responsibility to document it.

This wasn’t a war-torn country, where the dangers are visible. In…

Stephen Hawking Joins Facebook, Likes ‘The Theory of Everything’

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Stephen Hawking has spent a lifetime getting his head around concepts in astrophysics most of us will never comprehend, but the 72-year-old never got around to the social-media thing — until Friday.

The renowned theorist, cosmologist and author joined Facebook, kicking things off with a message in support of The Theory of Everything, the Focus Features biopic that became an instant Oscar contender when it debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival.

SEE ALSO: ‘The Theory of…

Doctors Returning to NY-Area Airports From West Africa Will Be Quarantined

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This story was updated at 5:15 p.m. ET to reflect the updated screening and quarantine protocols.

As word spread Thursday night that a New York doctor who recently treated Ebola patients in West Africa was now infected with the disease, many began to wonder why he wasn’t quarantined upon his return to a densely populated city of 8 million people.

Those concerns only grew as it was revealed that the doctor,…

Stephen Hawking Joins Facebook, Likes ‘The Theory of Everything’

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Stephen Hawking has spent a lifetime getting his head around concepts in astrophysics most of us will never comprehend, but the 72-year-old never got around to the social-media thing — until Friday.

The renowned theorist, cosmologist and author joined Facebook, kicking things off with a message in support of The Theory of Everything, the Focus Features biopic that became an instant Oscar contender when it debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival.

SEE ALSO: ‘The Theory of…