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OJ Simpson Is Killer Non Grata At USC

OJ Simpson Killer Non Grata … At USC Breaking News USC just delivered a pretty ferocious stiff arm to O.J. Simpson.  With the ex-Trojans running back expected to be released from prison in October, USC football coach Clay Helton was asked Thursday if the Heisman Trophy winner would be welcomed back to campus.  “Currently, right now, what the USC administration and athletic department has said is, ‘No, O.J. will not be a part of our functions or invited,’” Helton told reporters at PAC-12 media day.  “That’s been the statement by…

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An Ode to Shopping Malls

The French marble floors still gleamed under artificial light. It wasn’t quite a ruin, but it looked as if a viral outbreak had removed all life from the place. “They had loud pop music echoing through the mall, and I’m looking down this corridor, and there’s no people, no stores open,” Mr. Bell said. “It was really a sobering moment.” You can see his hushed reaction in the 10-minute video he filmed that day and posted to YouTube. Owings Mills turned out to be the pilot episode for what Mr….

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Antonio Brown Arrives at Steelers Training Camp in Classic Rolls-Royce

Antonio Brown Rolls Into Camp in Classic Rolls … With Chauffeur!! Breaking News Now, THIS is how you make an entrance! Here’s NFL superstar Antonio Brown arriving at Steelers training camp Thursday in the most boss way possible — in a classic 1931 Rolls-Royce Phantom … with a freakin’ personal chauffeur!! A.B.’s shown up in a R.R. every year he’s been in the league — and even had one as a guest at his birthday party earlier this month — but this one’s gotta take the cake. Brown wasn’t the…

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Here’s the No. 1 consumer complaint in America

Americans love their cars, but their cars — and the auto industry — doesn’t always love them back.  Auto-related problems are the most common complaints among consumers, who cited everything from misrepresentations in sales to leasing disputes, according to a new report from the Consumer Federation of America and the North American Consumer Protection Investigators. The report surveyed 39 state and local consumer protection agencies in 23 states about the most common complaints they received last year.  Leasing used cars is emerging as a sore spot for consumers, who may…

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Do e-cigarettes help tobacco smokers quit?

More Americans are giving up cigarettes, and a new study suggests electronic cigarettes may be the reason why. After stalling for 15 years, the U.S. quit-smoking rate rose to nearly 6 percent in 2014-2015, up from less than 5 percent in prior years, according to national survey data. Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine believe e-cigarettes have helped fuel the increase. “From 2014 to 2015, more e-cigarette users tried to quit cigarette smoking and succeeded in quitting than those who didn’t use e-cigarettes,” said lead…

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Sheriff: Fugitive capture turns into search for missing man

Police are searching from Tommy Bryson (left) after Phillip Stroupe was arrested in his stolen truck Henderson County Sheriff’s Office via WNCN MARION, N.C. – Having brought a rugged, six-day North Carolina manhunt to an end, authorities are now desperately searching for the missing owner of the stolen truck the captured fugitive was driving. Investigators aren’t sure how Phillip Michael Stroupe II spent his time since he stole a mountain bike at gunpoint Saturday and pedaled into the Pisgah National Forest, but authorities have put those questions on the back…

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ICE Chief Wants To Slap Smuggling Charges On Leaders Of Sanctuary Cities

By Stephen Dinan, The Washington Times The country’s top immigration enforcement officer says he is looking into charging sanctuary city leaders with violating federal anti-smuggling laws because he is fed up with local officials putting their communities and his officers at risk by releasing illegal immigrants from jail. Thomas Homan, the acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, also told Americans to expect more work site enforcement targeting unscrupulous employers and more 287(g) agreements with willing police and sheriff’s departments that want to help get illegal immigrants off their…

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18-year-old man killed on fair ride just joined Marines

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The 18-year-old man killed when a thrill ride broke apart at the Ohio State Fair had just signed up with the Marines a week ago, the Marine Corps said Thursday. The corps said in a statement that Tyler Jarrell of Columbus had enlisted last Friday and was to begin basic training next summer. “We are truly proud to have known him as one of the brave few willing to step up and serve his country in the United States Marine Corps,” the statement said. Jarrell wanted to…

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Justin Bieber Sees Pastor Carl Lentz as Father Figure Now

Justin Bieber In the Name of My New Father … EXCLUSIVE Justin Bieber won’t complain about one part of his life on the road — it forced him to grow incredibly close to his pastor, Carl Lentz … so much so, he now sees him as a 2nd father. Sources close to Hillsong Church tell TMZ … Lentz stepped up big-time as a guiding presence in Justin’s life, especially while he was on the road and overseas. We’re told Justin was lonely during most of the Purpose tour — he’s been estranged…

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