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Death of 70-year-old Los Angeles marathoner accused of cheating ruled a suicide

The death of Frank Meza, the 70-year-old disqualified marathon runner whose body was found in the Los Angeles River last week, was ruled a suicide.

Jeffrey Epstein: Labor Secretary Alex Acosta 'pleased' prosecutors moving forward

Labor Secretary Alex Acosta made no comments on resignation, though he was "pleased that NY prosecutors are moving forward."

Hong Kong leader declares extradition bill 'dead,' but protesters persist

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam declared an extradition bill 'dead' after pressure.

Mariah Carey says she's 'kind of a prude': 'I've only been with five people in my life'

Mariah Carey revealed she's only been with five people in her life, in a Cosmopolitan cover story which published online Tuesday.

She tried to shoot someone in a road rage incident. She shot her husband instead, police say

Erica Cole was arrested for attempted murder, assault and reckless endangerment after a road rage incident in Alabama.

Assorted Ideas

Who was Carter Burden?

Who was Carter Burden and why does it matter today? If you live in New York City, especially if you’re over sixty, you might expect the question to be what is, not who was Carter Burden? Getting to know Carter Burden, the man, not the nonprofit that bears his name, will surprise you. Carter Burden: … Continue reading Who was Carter Burden? →

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Mainstream News Media Sucks #1

My first direct experience with news reporting happened way back in 1968. A vehement anti-war activist, uninvited, I visited my favorite hometown columnist. Tom Cawley wrote for the Binghamton Press. Protesting the bloody conflict in Southeast Asia wasn’t popular in my conservative Upstate hometown, but I hoped he would listen. Cawley turned my story into … Continue reading Mainstream News Media Sucks #1 →

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A Free Miracle Cure…?

“A miracle cure,” says Great Britain’s Academy of Medical Royal Colleges. and it’s absolutely free. BMJ, a medical journal, doesn’t go as far but says it’s “the best buy for public health.” And one other thing, it’s simple, and it’s free. Free and Easy, Walking to Better Health No matter how you feel about exercise, compared with … Continue reading A Free Miracle Cure…? →

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