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Jefferson Davis statue removed from University of Texas campus

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After much debate and even court action, the University of Texas has removed the statue of Confederate president Jefferson Davis from its place on the campus’ Main Mall. The statue will now be located inside the university’s Briscoe Center for American History building

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Behold the 100 most savage dunks of the NBA season

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What’s the best way to waste 19 minutes and eight seconds of your work day? We’re not sure — but you could certainly do much, much worse than hitting play on the savage dunk montage embedded above

Straight from the NBA itself comes this countdown of the 100 most impressive, violent and destructive dunks of the 2014-15 season, which concluded in June with the Golden State Warriors winning their first title in 40 years

Kentucky gets to keep its statue of Confederate president Jefferson Davis

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Kentucky won’t be getting rid of a statue of Confederate president Jefferson Davis standing in the state’s Capitol Rotunda.

The decision Wednesday to keep the controversial figure comes after government officials and retailers elsewhere rushed to scale back Confederate symbols following the deadly Charleston church shootings in June. Pictures of the alleged gunman Dylann Roof wearing a Confederate flag patch surfaced soon after the massacre

Bernard Tomic’s mugshot is a glorious grand slam

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Australian tennis hooligan Bernard Tomic may have had his fair share of trouble, but this mugshot is his saving grace

The 22-year-old general nightmare has been arrested in Miami after partying the night away. He apparently got into an altercation with police at the W Hotel after he refused to play more tranquil tunes

After being dumped from the Australian team for the Davis Cup due to a feud with Tennis Australia,…

Bernard Tomic’s mugshot is a glorious grand slam

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Australian tennis hooligan Bernard Tomic may have had his fair share of trouble, but this mugshot is his saving grace

The 22-year-old general nightmare has been arrested in Miami after partying the night away. He apparently got into an altercation with police at the W Hotel after he refused to play more tranquil tunes

After being dumped from the Australian team for the Davis Cup due to a feud with Tennis Australia,…

Anthony Davis is set to sign the richest contract in NBA history

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That was quick. Just one minute after NBA free agency began Wednesday, the New Orleans Pelicans and Anthony Davis agreed to a five-year max extension that will give the budding star the richest contract in NBA history

Davis, who emerged as one of the NBA’s most dominant big men last season, reportedly agreed to the extension worth roughly $145 million, according to ESPN. Davis can’t formally sign his contract until July 9, per league rules, but the deal is in place

See also: Cliff Alexander…

Apple and Google both have Confederate flag apps in their app stores

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Despite new efforts from companies like eBay, Amazon, Walmart and Etsy to remove items that promote the Confederate flag from their stores, the symbol is still alive and well in Google Play and the App Store.

At the time of this writing, both companies’ app stores had several apps with the Confederate flag prominently displayed in the app icon. Many of the apps are wallpaper apps, though there are also games, keyboards and educational apps. The latter category, to be fair, includes Jefferson…

Garfield and Grumpy Cat finally meet, bond over misery

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There’s only one cat in this world that rivals the apparent misery that rocketed Grumpy Cat to fame. That cat, of course, is Garfield.

Garfield creator Jim Davis met Grumpy Cat at the 2015 Licensing Expo on Tuesday.

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The expo, held annually in Las Vegas, is a place where characters, brands and agents come together to learn about the licensing industry. The two…

Now you can hear music through a bag of chips

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That bag of Lay’s is all about that bass

No, it’s not a kitschy portable speaker designed to look like a snack. The bag isn’t some sort of cheap megaphone setup, nor a DIY musical instrument a subway performer might use

The bag is actually silent. And so is the video filming it. The music comes from analyzing the silent movements the bag makes in response to music

Computer scientist Abe Davis, a Ph.D. candidate at MIT,…

Photographer pairs animals with their celebrity doppelgängers

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Human models like Naomi Campbell and Zoolander are great, but have you ever seen a dachshund smile with its eyes?

Photographer Amy Davis got sick of using her friends as models for her grad school assignments, so she vowed to complete a semester using only her cat, Penny, as a model. Turns out, Penny makes a pretty spot-on Bob Dylan.

Davis’ series “Anthropomorphism” improves celebrity portraits by replacing…