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  • Three Quarantined in NYC After Doctor Tests Positive for Ebola

    24 October 2014, 8:06 am by: Aleksander Chan

    At least three people who came into contact with Craig Spencer—the doctor who tested positive for Ebola Thursday night after returning from Guinea—have been placed into isolation. The New York City health department said in a statement yesterday that…
  • 86,000 People Applied for 600 Game of Thrones Extra Roles

    23 October 2014, 11:15 pm by: Gabrielle Bluestone

    A Spanish casting call for extras for a Games of Thrones battle scene ended up shutting down the production company's servers when 86,000 people sent in applications for only 600 roles.Read more...
  • Larry Flynt's Daughter on Life Support After Drunk Driving Accident

    23 October 2014, 10:00 pm by: Gabrielle Bluestone

    Hustler Magazine publisher Larry Flynt's daughter, Lisa, is on life support after drunkenly slamming into a tractor trailer last week.Read more...
  • San Francisco Gentrifies Out Its Last Remaining Lesbian Bar

    23 October 2014, 9:30 pm by: Kevin Montgomery

    San Francisco's insatiable thirst for twee cocktails and ridiculous rents has claimed its latest victim. This time, the notoriously gay-friendly city's last remaining lesbian bar has been forced to close its doors.Read more...
  • Cameras Captured the Moment a Hurricane Destroyed a Hotel Lobby

    23 October 2014, 9:17 pm by: Dennis Mersereau on The Vane, shared by Gabrielle Bluestone to Gawker

    Hurricane Odile caused immense damage in Cabo San Lucas last month when it struck with 125 MPH winds. Storm chasers riding out the storm at a hotel obtained terrifying security camera footage from the moment powerful winds in Odile's eye punched through the…
  • Doctor in New York Tests Positive for Ebola

    23 October 2014, 8:51 pm by: Gabrielle Bluestone

    A New York doctor who took the subway and went bowling in Brooklyn last night tested positive for Ebola today at New York's Bellevue hospital. Read more...
  • Nebraska Teens Can Take Their Guns to School Picture Day Now

    23 October 2014, 7:20 pm by: Gabrielle Bluestone

    High school students in Nebraska are finally free to take the yearbook photos they dreamed of, but dared not ask for—namely "tasteful" photographs of them posing with firearms. Read more...
  • Study Says Venture Capitalists Are Nervous For the First Time in Years

    23 October 2014, 6:00 pm by: Nitasha Tiku on Valleywag, shared by Lacey Donohue to Gawker

    There's a cool new trend sweeping Sand Hill Road and it's called self-doubt. Just look at your Tweetdeck. Everybody who's anybody is suddenly spazzing out . According to the Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist Confidence Index, confidence levels have chilled for…
  • You Can Smoke Pot in NYC as Long as You Live in a White Neighborhood

    23 October 2014, 6:00 pm by: Andy Cush on Drugs, shared by Lacey Donohue to Gawker

    This week, the Drug Policy Alliance published a report on the demographics and geography of pot possession arrests in de Blasio's New York, of which BuzzFeed has a detailed analysis. The results: Smoking weed is pretty much OK if you live in Bensonhurst, but…
  • Sixty three percent of Americans now support the death penalty, down from a high of 80% twenty years

    23 October 2014, 5:45 pm by: Hamilton Nolan

    Sixty three percent of Americans now support the death penalty, down from a high of 80% twenty years ago. Among Democrats, support has fallen below 50%. There's probably a good reason for the decline. Read more...
  • Project Runway Open Thread: The Season Finale

    23 October 2014, 5:25 pm by: Ned Frey on Morning After, shared by Gabrielle Bluestone to Gawker

    This is a week of fashion goodbyes, it seems. First (and most importantly), we bid adieu to the great Oscar de la Renta. And tonight, we say farewell to the not-so-great Season 13 of Project Runway. Join us in our season-finale open thread, as we drink, weep,…
  • Guy Accidentally Texts His Probation Officer "You Have Some Weed?"

    23 October 2014, 5:15 pm by: Jay Hathaway

    If you were to get high and make a list of people who, hypothetically, you would not want to text with a request for weed, "probation officer" would probably be near the top. Right up there with Simon from Alvin and the Chipmunks and former president George…
  • Deadspin The Hater's Guide To Your Local Halloween Store | Gizmodo Lumosity's Brain Games Are Bullsh

    23 October 2014, 5:11 pm by: Jane-Claire Quigley on Kinja Roundup, shared by Lacey Donohue to Gawker

    Deadspin The Hater's Guide To Your Local Halloween Store | Gizmodo Lumosity's Brain Games Are Bullshit | Jezebel Why I Will Never Tell My Daughter to Give You a Hug | Kotaku The Classic PC Games You Must Play | Kinja Popular Posts Read more...
  • Thursday Night TV Implores You Not to Sweep The Leg

    23 October 2014, 5:00 pm by: Jacob Clifton on Morning After, shared by Lacey Donohue to Gawker

    Solar eclipse this afternoon, Mercury comes out of retrograde tomorrow, and that's all I know today about our common enemy, the sky. While you're setting your intentions and figuring out that your phone is actually not broken like you thought, but was being…
  • Courtney Love and Dave Grohl Have a $10,000 Stripper Bet

    23 October 2014, 4:50 pm by: Kelly Conaboy on Defamer, shared by Lacey Donohue to Gawker

    Courtney Love and Dave Grohl, two souls floating through life forever tethered by the death of Kurt Cobain and the hope of regained relevancy, reportedly have a $10,000 bet about who "can get the most strippers." OK!Read more...
  • Why Is a Conservative Group Running These Ridiculous Pro-Weed Hulu Ads?

    23 October 2014, 4:30 pm by: Andy Cush on Drugs, shared by Lacey Donohue to Gawker

    If you live in North Carolina and you watch a lot of online TV, you might have seen the ads. "More weed, less war," exclaims a twentysomething dudebro in one of them, waving a pot leaf-emblazoned poster. "Vote Sean Haugh...Ohhhh Yeah." But Haugh, a Libertarian…
  • Doctor Who Treated Ebola in Guinea Being Tested for Virus in NYC

    23 October 2014, 4:13 pm by: Taylor Berman

    A doctor who returned from West Africa last week is being tested for Ebola at Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan. Dr. Craig Spencer, who reportedly worked with Doctors Without Borders treating the deadly virus in Guinea, was rushed to the hospital earlier today…
  • Sobbing Kids Reunite With Their Lost Cat After Two Months

    23 October 2014, 4:07 pm by: Jay Hathaway

    Maddy the cat went missing two months ago, but her family never entirely gave up hope that she might come home. And then, this: Mom spotted the beloved 13-year-old pet wandering around near a gas station and brought her home for a surprise reunion with the…
  • Ello Raises $5.5 Million to Stay Anti-Corporate

    23 October 2014, 4:06 pm by: Kevin Montgomery on Valleywag, shared by Lacey Donohue to Gawker

    When a small group of disgruntled Facebook users decamped to Ello four weeks ago, a million more people followed looking for The Next Big Thing in Social Networking. But Ello's newcomers didn't find much reason to stick around, and the anti-advertising…
  • Why I Will Never Tell My Daughter to Give You a Hug

    23 October 2014, 4:00 pm by: Vanessa McGrady on Jezebel, shared by Lacey Donohue to Gawker

    I feel grumpy. It's probably too late for me to be up. There's a house full of people, some kind of party. I go to my parents' room to lie on the bed, and my Grandpa Pat comes after me. He wants a hug and a kiss. I don't feel like it. I like him, but I'm…
  • Boko Haram Gunmen Reportedly Abduct at Least 25 More Girls in Nigeria

    23 October 2014, 3:45 pm by: Aleksander Chan

    A week after an alleged ceasefire agreement between the Nigerian government and Boko Haram, at least 25 more women have been reportedly abducted by the Islamist militant group. Read more...
  • Horror Movie Franchises, Ranked

    23 October 2014, 3:27 pm by: Rich Juzwiak on Rankings, shared by Lacey Donohue to Gawker

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  • High School Cheerleading Coach Admits to Summer Sex Fling With Student

    23 October 2014, 3:15 pm by: Allie Jones

    Former biology teacher and assistant cheerleading coach Ashley Zehnder, 24, quit her job at Pasedena High School in Houston, Texas on October 9 after she admitted to having sex with a 17-year-old student all summer long. She was prompted to confess after a…
  • U.S. airlines posted more strong profits in the latest quarter, and say they expect the good earning

    23 October 2014, 2:40 pm by: Hamilton Nolan

    U.S. airlines posted more strong profits in the latest quarter, and say they expect the good earnings to continue for the foreseeable future, so it seems like a great time for them to install some human-sized seats in the motherfucking planes. Read more...
  • Man Admits to "Gentle Sexual Intercourse" With Beagle Named Piglet

    23 October 2014, 2:35 pm by: Aleksander Chan

    Jonnie Boggess was arrested by police in Miami, West Virginia on Wednesday after admitting to having had "gentle sexual intercourse" with his beagle-mix, Piglet.Read more...

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