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TLC pulls ’19 Kids and Counting’ after Duggar molestation allegations

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TLC will drop airings of 19 Kids and Counting from its current lineup, the network announced on Friday, following child molestation allegations against one of the show’s stars, 27-year-old Josh Duggar.

Effective immediately, all episodes have been pulled from the air. “We are deeply saddened and troubled by this heartbreaking situation, and our thoughts and prayers are with the family and victims,” TLC said in a statementTMZ first reported the news earlier on Friday.

Duggar resigned from his…

Jack Black spends the day with a homeless child in Uganda

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As part of Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day, Jack Black traveled to Uganda to spend a day with a 12-year-old boy named Felix. Felix has been living on the streets for three years, selling empty plastic bottles to recycling stores as a means of survival. His mother has passed away, and he has never met his father.

Felix tells Black his greatest wish is to attend school. Black then explains to viewers some of the funds raised through Red Nose Day will go toward educational programs that offer…

Bigger is better? Apple reportedly working on 12-inch iPad

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Is bigger better? Apple apparently thinks so.

The Cupertino tech giant is reportedly developing a 12-inch version of the iPad that would sport several features its smaller 9.7-inch and 7.9-inch counterparts lack, like the ability to view two apps side-by-side and allow several log-in accounts

According to a report from 9to5Mac, which cites several sources familiar with the matter, those software features could be unveiled…

Omaha cop killed in shootout the day before her maternity leave

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A new mom and Omaha police officer was gunned down by a fugitive on Wednesday just hours before her infant daughter was set to be released from the hospital.

Kerrie Orozco, 29, was part of a task force searching for a suspect in a shooting assault on Wednesday afternoon when the man opened fired on the officers as they approached. Orozco died from gunshot wounds at Creighton University Medical Center shortly after the firefight, police said.

The suspect, 26-year-old Marcus Wheeler, also died…

New PayPal chief wants to make his company the universal payments platform

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PayPal president Dan Schulman wants to make a payments platform that every merchant and consumer will use — regardless of device

The 57-year-old executive, who previously spent four years at American Express, said as much on Thursday during a PayPal media event in San Francisco: “You’re going to see a fundamental change over the next three, five, 10 years, with more of it going to mobile and point-of-sale checkout.”

Schulman, of…

Google Maps updates traffic alerts ahead of summer travel season

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About 33 million people are expected to drive to their vacation destinations this Memorial Day weekend, according to AAA. That’s a 5.3% increase from last year, and more than in the past 10 years.

In anticipation of the beginning of the busy summer travel season, Google Maps has made some changes to its mobile app

“Now when you input your destination, you’ll get an explanation of upcoming traffic conditions…

Why Netflix isn’t interested in making reality shows

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It’s hard to believe that just a few short years ago, networks were throwing as much reality television as they could come up with at viewers. Now, even on network television, the reality TV trend is dying, with fewer and fewer new unscripted programs released each year. Even amidst the huge dip, however, it’s still a pretty good moneymaker for cable and network television. Apparently it’s not a model that works for the subscription streaming services, like Netflix, that rely on

Presidents say good riddance to David Letterman before his last monologue

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“It’s beginning to look like I’m not gonna get The Tonight Show.” And with that zinger, we’re off

David Letterman celebrated his last show at the helm of CBS’ The Late Show Wednesday night, ending a 22-year run as host — and an overall 33-year run in late night comedy

The show opened with a montage of presidents from George Bush Sr. to Barack Obama saying, “Our long national nightmare is over.” The nightmare, of course, being Letterman

The…

Rape is a common experience for some college women, study shows

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Campus sexual assault is a major problem at colleges and universities in the U.S., and a new study demonstrates how common this experience may be for first-year women.

The research, published in the Journal of Adolescent Health, found that one in five women surveyed at a large private university in the northeast reported being victims of attempted or completed forcible rape before, during or immediately after their freshman year

A quarter…

Drum roll, please: The winner of ‘The Voice’ is …

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And so, this season of The Voice comes to a close. After much anticipation, the winner is ..

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Sawyer Fredericks!

Fredericks has been a coach and fan favorite since the very beginning of the season. His look, his voice and his genuine attitude set him apart from his fellow contestants. There was simply no one like him.

There was a folksy, soulful quality that echoed across the stage each time he performed

Ray LaMontagne wrote the 16-year-old’s original song “Please,” and it’s evident that the…