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Jamie Foxx says Oprah staged an intervention for him

Jamie Foxx credits Oprah with saving his career. The “Ray” star said he was spiraling during the 2004-05 awards season following his Best Actor Oscar nomination. “I’m having such a good time, and I’m not knowing I’m f–king up,” he said on Howard Stern’s SiriusXM show Tuesday. “I’m drinking, I’m doing every f–king thing you could possibly imagine.” In the ...

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Ben Carson calls poverty a 'state of mind'

WASHINGTON — Housing Secretary Ben Carson says poverty is a “state of mind.” In a radio interview Wednesday, the former neurosurgeon said parents need to instill in their children the “mindset of a winner.” “If you take somebody with the wrong mindset,” Carson says, “you can give them everything in the world and they’ll work their way back down to ...

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Lottery winner just makes deadline to claim $24.1 million

The mysterious missing millionaire-to-be has come forward two days before the deadline to claim a winning $ 24.1 million lottery ticket, state gaming officials announced Wednesday. The lucky person bought the winning ducat at Renu Corp Grocery & Tobacco in Tribeca on May 25, 2016. “I don’t remember who it was,” said store owner Bobby Patel. “I didn’t see the ...

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Anti-LGBT bigot turns Q train ride into nightmare for couple

Cops arrested a hate-filled Brooklyn man they say pummeled a woman unconscious on a Q train after yelling anti-gay epithets at her and her girlfriend, officials said Wednesday. Antoine Thomas, 27, got into an argument with the women over a seat on a Q train entering the DeKalb Ave. station at about 7:30 p.m. Saturday, police sources said. “F—-t! D–e!” ...

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Montana GOP candidate allegedly body-slams Guardian journalist

A reporter covering Montana’s special House election was allegedly body slammed by a Republican candidate on Wednesday. “Greg Gianforte just body slammed me and broke my glasses,” Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs tweeted. Jacobs can be heard in an audio clip posted by The Guardian asking Gianforte for his response on the Congressional Budget Office score. “We’ll talk to you about ...

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Manchester suicide bomber 'wanted revenge' for Syria deaths

The suicide bomber accused of massacring innocent concert-goers in Manchester “wanted revenge” for the deaths of children in Syria, his sister said. Salman Abedi blew himself up as Ariana Grande fans were leaving Manchester Arena on Monday night, killing 22 and wounding dozens. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack, though authorities are still looking at how the 22-year-old British-born son ...

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HEAR IT: Montana GOP candidate body-slams Guardian journalist

A reporter covering Montana’s special House election was allegedly body slammed by a Republican candidate on Wednesday. “Greg Gianforte just body slammed me and broke my glasses,” Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs tweeted. Jacobs can be heard in an audio clip asking Gianforte a question about health care. “We’ll talk to you about that later,” the candidate said. The reporter kept ...

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Oregon Burrito shop closes amid possible cultural appropriation

A pair of white women shut down their pop-up burrito shop in Portland amid cries of cultural appropriation and accusations that they stole their recipes. The closure of Kooks Burritos comes a week after its owners, Kali Wilgus and Liz “LC” Connely” were featured in the popular Willamette Weekly, Fox News reported. The week-end pop-up shop, initially housed in a ...

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Knife-wielding teen stabs four in brawl outside Midtown school

A brawl between teens in Midtown turned bloody Wednesday when a 16-year-old whipped out a knife and lunged at his rivals, wounding four of them, officials said. The fighters, who are between 15 and 18, started quarreling outside P.S. 135 the Manhattan School on W. 52nd St. near Eighth Ave. at about 1:45 p.m. The fight continued around the corner ...

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Firefighters say they were stopped from helping in arena attack

Firefighters in Manchester say that they were stopped from responding to victims at the city’s arena as chaos unfolded after a suicide bombing. Information from the scene was scarce on Monday night, with news the 10:30 p.m. blast had caused casualties not public until roughly an hour and a half later. Firefighters told the Manchester Evening News on Wednesday they ...

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