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Catching up with Bill Lee, baseball’s legendary ‘Spaceman’

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Bill Lee is supposed to call soon, but then a public relations rep emails and says it might get pushed back. Lee “missed his train” that morning, it seems, and “we’re having a hard time tracking him down.”

The predicament couldn’t be more perfect. This is the guy they call “Spaceman,” after all.

People are sharing this poignant photo to show how we police women’s swimwear

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Pictures of French armed police forcing a woman to remove some of her clothes as part of a ban on the full-body swimsuit – also known as burkini – have caused a backlash on social media.

People are sharing this poignant photo to show how we police women’s swimwear

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Pictures of French armed police forcing a woman to remove some of her clothes as part of a ban on the full-body swimsuit – also known as burkini – have caused a backlash on social media.

Major earthquake and multiple aftershocks rock central Italy

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An earthquake with a magnitude estimated at 6.1 rattled central Italy early Wednesday.

Student charged with sexual assault won’t go to prison, be ‘burdened with the stigma’

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A former Massachusetts high school student charged with sexually assaulting two other students while they were unconscious will not spend time behind bars.

He was instead given two years of probation in a recent district court decision, after which legal evidence of the assault may disappear from his record.

Thousands of fish have washed up dead in New Jersey

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Hundreds of thousands of fish became trapped close to the shore in New Jersey and died due to a lack of oxygen, the BBC reports.

The fish, which are known as peanut bunker fish, were trapped in the creek by bigger fish in Raritan Bay and have completely surrounded some of the boats moored there.

They died from suffocation thanks to low oxygen levels due partly to the warmth of the…

Marijuana makes lab rats lazy, says study out to harsh your buzz

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Researchers from the University of British Columbia have discovered some truth in the theory that marijuana makes you lazy — at least if you’re a rat.

In a study published Tuesday in the Journal of Psychiatry and Neurosciene, they found that THC, the main psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, made the creatures less likely to try cognitively demanding tasks.

They used 29 rats for the experiment and tested both the…

Harambe memes chase Cincinnati Zoo off Twitter, Facebook

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It’s time to give The Cincinnati Zoo a break.

It’s been three months since the death of Harambe, the western lowland gorilla who was shot and killed after grabbing a 4-year-old boy and dragging him across his exhibit, but people are still bombarding The Cincinnati Zoo with harsh words, petitions and protest memes.

On Monday night, the zoo deleted its social media accounts to prove once and for all that it does not find the continual Harambe jokes amusing in the slightest.

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As Tropical Storm Gaston intensifies, so do Twitter’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ jokes

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It’s truly a tale as old as time.

As another tropical storm flares up, the inevitable flurry of tweets mocking its name makes its way into our lives. This week, Twitter users are deriving their latest weather-related meme inspiration from Tropical Storm Gaston.

The seventh tropical storm of the 2016 Atlantic hurricane season, which formed off the African coast on Monday afternoon, just so happens to share a name with the memorably narcissistic Beauty and the Beast character, Gaston, and…

Taco Bell employee allegedly refused service to Louisville Police

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An investigation is underway after an employee at a Louisville, Kentucky-area Taco Bell restaurant allegedly refused service to several Louisville Metro Police officers.