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Twins pitcher Ryan O’Rourke throws up before every appearance

He empties the tank — and his stomach — for his team. Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Ryan O’Rourke might have the weirdest, and most uncontrollable, superstition in baseball: he vomits before taking the mound. O’Rourke mustered up the guts to tell TwinCities.com Tuesday “I go in the bathroom, or sometimes it’s just on the back of the mound. But, yeah, ...

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Woman, 18, falsely accused two football players of rape: cops

An 18-year-old Long Island woman faces charges after making up a rape story that led to two football players withdrawing from their Connecticut college, authorities said Wednesday. Nikki Yovino, of South Setauket, had claimed she was pulled into a bathroom by two Sacred Heart University students during an Oct. 14 football party in Bridgeport, Conn. But during the investigation, students ...

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Prominent video gamer dies during 24-hour marathon livestream

A prominent Virginia video gamer died during a 24-hour marathon gaming session he was streaming online to raise money for charity. Brian Vigneault, who went by the name Poshybrid online, had said that he would play for an entire day for the Make a Wish Foundation. However, he stepped away from his computer on Sunday for a cigarette around hour ...

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Family of man who drowned in Demi Moore's pool files lawsuit

Relatives of the college student who drowned in Demi Moore’s swimming pool nearly two years ago have filed a wrongful death lawsuit in Los Angeles. The parents of Edenilson Steven Valle, 21, say their son warned people he could not swim when he arrived at a party at Moore’s luxury estate in July 2015 while the actress was out of ...

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W.H. chief digital officer among six staffers booted last week

White House Chief Digital Officer Gerrit Lansing was among the six staffers booted from the White House last week after failing to pass an FBI background check, according to a report. Sources told Politico that Lansing’s dismissal was over investments. Before joining the Trump administration, Lansing led the Republican National Committee’s digital department since 2015. White House Chief Digital Officer ...

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SEE IT: Bill Maher defended statutory rape in 1998

Bill Maher, who has taken the credit for the downfall of former Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos, defended similar comments about pedophilia on his talk show in 1998. While discussing the case of 34-year-old Washington school teacher Mary Kay Letourneau, who was originally sentenced to six months in jail after pleading guilty to two counts of second-degree rape of her 12-year-old ...

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NYPD's Hipster Cop, Detective Rick Lee, to retire

Detective Rick Lee, the NYPD’s only known hipster cop, is hanging up his skinny jeans. After 25 years, Lee, 51, has retired, and his last day on the books is Friday. He has been using up vacation days since he put in his papers in January. Lee, 51, rose to fame as the level-headed 1st Precinct Community Affairs officer who ...

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Chris Christie among candidates to replace Mike Francesa

Mike’s off, Christie’s on? New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is reportedly among candidates to replace longtime afternoon host Mike Francesa on WFAN 660, according to NorthJersey.com. Station director Mark Chernoff said the governor is amongst “plenty of candidates” to fill the spot. “I would certainly at least want to consider him,” Chernoff told NorthJersey.com. “If he’s interested and we’re interested, ...

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NYPD won't round up immigrants under Trump's deportation orders

The NYPD just gave Lady Liberty a big high five. In the wake of a new federal crackdown on undocumented immigrants, Police Commissioner James O’Neill reiterated the city’s commitment to immigrants, assuring residents that cops will leave the roundup to someone else. “The NYPD is committed to maintaining a welcoming environment for immigrant communities while also maintaining public safety for ...

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Kellyanne Conway barred from TV: report

Presidential adviser Kellyanne Conway, arguably the most visible spokesperson in President Donald Trump’s administration, has not graced the world’s television screens since early last week. After repeatedly making on-air statements contradicting the Trump administration’s official stance, the White House barred the Republican President’s high-profile counselor from appearing in television interviews, a source told CNN. Conway, in a Feb. 13 appearance, ...

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