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ET on NBC . While the coveted Golden Buzzer is usually saved for the end of the episode , host Tyra Banks rang it early this week after she was wowed by the Light Balance Ukrainian dance crew, who delivered a psychedelic, LED-lit routine in the dark that the judges called "absolutely brilliant".
  • Ken doll gets a makeover, new hair styles

    Ken doll gets a makeover, new hair styles

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    The 40 different doll options in Mattel's new "Barbie Fashionista" crew encompasses seven body types, 11 skintones and 28 hairstyles. How about that special new Ken we mentioned? Ken hasn't changed much since he was first introduced 56 years ago as Barbie's blue-eyed, chiseled boyfriend.
  • Thousands turn out for funeral of murdered Muslim teen

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    However, Fairfax County's prosecutor said he's not ruling out hate as a motive. "This was accompanied by a 44 percent increase in anti-Muslim hate crimes in the same period", it said. "So generous, so bright, so lovely, so energetic, so giving, so caring". "I just wanted to support the family and the community", said Omar Ghowrwal, 34, who traveled to the mosque alone from neighboring Ashburn, Virginia.
  • DA rests case against Bill Cosby with quaaludes testimony

    DA rests case against Bill Cosby with quaaludes testimony

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    Defense lawyers have been barred from discussing Constand's on-again, off-again relationship with a woman around the time she accused Cosby of sexually assaulting her in 2004 at his home in Cheltenham. In it, Cosby confessed to giving Constand pills - he says it was merely Benadryl , though Cosby has previously admitted to buying quaaludes, a much stronger sedative, as part of a plan to seduce women - and to "necking" and "petting".
  • LA Will Light the Bat-Signal to Honor Adam West

    LA Will Light the Bat-Signal to Honor Adam West

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    The iconic circle of light with a bat-shaped silhouette glowed on the City Hall tower. Online, many posts flashed images of the Batman logo and the hashtag #AdamWestTribute . For those unable to attend the special lighting in Los Angeles , Adam West's family is encouraging his old friends and fans to make a donation to Memorial Fund in the actor's name.
  • US Shoots Down Armed Drone Over Southern Syria

    US Shoots Down Armed Drone Over Southern Syria

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    Syrian military officers described it as a major achievement that boosts the coordination of border security between Iraq and Syria . The presence of Iranian-backed troops, artillery and tanks and USA -led coalition forces in southern Syria, namely around the At Tanf crossing at the Iraq-Syria border, has slowly turned the area into a flash point.
  • Juror: 2 holdouts in Bill Cosby's trial refused to convict

    Juror: 2 holdouts in Bill Cosby's trial refused to convict

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    District Attorney Kevin R. Steele and Cosby's lawyers have battled since the December 30, 2015, arrest of the actor and comedian on charges he drugged and sexually assaulted a Temple University employee at his Cheltenham home in 2004. Constand, 44, of Toronto, met Cosby through his alma mater, Temple University . Despite that, Cosby's previous interviews with police, his deposition from Constand's 2005 civil case , and a taped phone call with Constand's mother were played in court.
  • Keshia Knight Pulliam's last-ditch defense of Cosby

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    This afternoon, the jury wanted to hear Constand's testimony about the night of the incident. Jurors asked for testimony about a detective's interview with Cosby in early 2005. The jury in Bill Cosby's sexual assault case is drilling down on what the TV star said happened inside his suburban Philadelphia home and his relationship with the accuser.
  • Exploding Whipped Cream Dispenser Kills Fitness Blogger

    Exploding Whipped Cream Dispenser Kills Fitness Blogger

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    Rebecca Burger's family announced her death on social media, where she has amassed a following of more than 200,000 with her fitness focused posts. French media are reporting the cause of death as cardiac arrest triggered by the impact to Ms Burger's chest from the exploding canister.
  • Mattis vents U.S. frustration over North Korea

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    It was unclear whether his remark represented a significant shift in his thinking in the US effort to stop North Korea's nuclear program and its test-launching of missiles or a hardening in USA policy toward China. Trump condemned the "brutal regime" and lamented the loss of a young man "in the prime of life". She finds some peace knowing he made it back to OH before he died Monday.
  • Public protector says Absa must pay back the money

    Public protector says Absa must pay back the money

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    Ratings agency Standard & Poor's has already shared its views on her recommendations, warning against meddling in the affairs of the country's central bank. Paul Hoffman, Director at Accountability Now, and Absa Spokesperson Songezo Zibi. Mkwebane has said the bank must repay the R1.25-billion. According to Oliver Dickson, however, the important debate here is whether the recommendation by the Public Protector - that section 224 of the Constitution be amended - is an important ...
  • Bill Cosby trial Day 9: Jury reports it is deadlocked

    Bill Cosby trial Day 9: Jury reports it is deadlocked

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    Judge Steve O'Neill ordered them back into their chamber to continue. Bill Cosby, the comedian who was once known as America's family man and role model, is now awaiting the decision of the jury regarding his highly publicized rape case. Brian McMonagle, the lawyer for the star of the 1980s TV hit " The Cosby Show ", has made four separate mistrial motions based on the length of the jury's deliberations.