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  • Fox News Found the Perfect Woman-Hater to Replace Bill O’Reilly:  The Fox News primetime news slot left vacant by the sudden firing of alleged sexual predator Bill O’Reilly has been…  FUSION


  • West Virginia:  A prisoner committed suicide last week, one day after he was supposed to have been released from confinement. An error with a fax machine prohibited jail officials from knowing he could be released earlier.  Charleston Gazette-Mail


  • Tillerson Accuses Iran of Destabilizing Middle East:  He’s talking tough. While the U.S. considers its position on sanctions against Tehran, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told reporters that Iran’s “ongoing alarming provocations” are destabilizing the region, supporting terrorism and undermining American interests in Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Lebanon. He also declared Obama’s landmark nuclear agreement with Iran a failure, despite his own State Department announcement, just hours before, that Tehran has been complying with the terms. Tillerson stopped just short of suggesting that the White House had any plans to walk away from the nuclear deal.    Al Jazeera


  • Grace Note of the Day:    The first DREAMer deported by the Trump administration has been assigned U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel — the same judge Donald Trump attacked last year for his “Mexican” heritage — to hear his immigration case in California.  USA Today


  • Bose Accused of Spying on Customers Through Headphones:  Can they hear you now? A new class-action lawsuit filed against Bose claims the audio giant has been using its app and wireless headphones to collect and sell information about customer listening habits, breaking several federal and state laws. The lawsuit, potentially worth $5 million, is seeking an injunction against data collection, asserting that one’s listening habits are private. Already this year manufacturers of TVs and sex toys have had to pay millions in lawsuits over unlawful collection of customer data, a trend privacy activists hope to continue.    Fortune


  • Research Reveals Why Lions Became Man-Eaters:  We’re easy prey. In the 1890s, two Kenyan lions became infamous for their unusual man-eating ways, killing dozens before being shot and eventually inspiring 1996 film The Ghost and the Darkness. While many theorized that they turned to eating humans because their preferred prey was too scarce, a new study of the lions’ teeth suggests they may have changed their diet due to dental disease and injury: People are slower and softer. Researchers say this underscores the importance of preserving specimens until mystery-solving testing can sink its teeth in.  Mental Floss


  • The Supreme Court jumps into a playground fight over a phony war on religion:  Conservative groups hope to chip away at constitutional provisions in 39 states restricting taxpayer money from going to churches. THE WASHINGTON POST

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