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ISIS Beheads American Journalist James Foley in Video Message to U.S.

gawker.com — ISIS militants released gruesome video footage this afternoon of the beheading of American photojournalist James Wright Foley as a message to the U.S. to stop intervening in Iraq. Foley, a freelancer who contributed to the Global Post, was first captured in Libya in 2012, released, and then kidnapped again around Thanksgiving 2012 by unidentified gunmen in Syria.
Aug 19, 2014

Absolutely sickening. What has our world come to: ISIS Beheads American Journalist James Foley on Video gawker.com/isis-beheads-a…

Aug 19, 2014

ISIS Beheads American Journalist James Foley in Video Message to U.S. gawker.com/isis-beheads-a… via @gawker

Aug 19, 2014

RT @GrrlScientist: revolting (although, no i couldn't watch): ISIS beheads American journalist James Foley in video message to the U.S. gaw.kr/wqB0r2q

Aug 19, 2014

ISIS Beheads American Journalist James Foley in Video Message to U.S. gawker.com/isis-beheads-a…

Aug 19, 2014

American journalist beheaded by ISIS. A tragic reminder that journalists' are risking & giving their lives to inform. gawker.com/isis-beheads-a…

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The 16 Most BuzzFeed Facts of All Time

gawker.com — BuzzFeed's many lists of facts can be difficult to navigate. Some facts are mind-blowing, and some are astonishing. Some are completely useless; some sound like a huge lie. But which are which? We've run the data, and found some facts that will blow your mind... and teach you a damn thing.
Aug 19, 2014

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Aug 19, 2014

RT @rachelzarrell: lololol gawker is our #1 referral source right now because of this post: gawker.com/the-16-most-bu…

Aug 19, 2014

RT @rachelzarrell: lololol gawker is our #1 referral source right now because of this post: gawker.com/the-16-most-bu…

Aug 19, 2014

I assume at some point we will just bind all the MIND BLOWING facts into a single book and issue it children at birth gawker.com/the-16-most-bu…

Aug 19, 2014

RT @rachelzarrell: lololol gawker is our #1 referral source right now because of this post: gawker.com/the-16-most-bu…

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James Foley's Mother Speaks Out: "We Have Never Been Prouder of Our Son"

gawker.com — The mother of American photojournalist James Foley-reportedly the subject of a brutal beheading video released today by the militant group ISIS-spoke out Tuesday night to praise her son and request mercy for the remaining hostages. ISIS militants released gruesome video footage this afternoon of the beheading of American...
Aug 19, 2014

RT @Gawker: James Foley's mother speaks out: "We have never been more proud of our son." gaw.kr/WbeSIIg

Aug 19, 2014

RT @Gawker: James Foley's mother speaks out: "We have never been more proud of our son." gaw.kr/WbeSIIg

Aug 19, 2014

RT @Gawker: James Foley's mother speaks out: "We have never been more proud of our son." gaw.kr/WbeSIIg

I Went To A Magical Kickstarter Party And All I Got Was So Much Bacon

valleywag.gawker.com — There is a mystical place in San Francisco where whiskey drinks are made with marshmallows, salads contain pork three ways, rows of grilled cheese are constantly replenished, and the pale beer option is saison. All of it is free. People are healthy as fuck. It's as if everyone stepped out of a PacSun commercial.
Aug 19, 2014

"We're gonna give you a sales pitch on a blanket then have bacon and whiskey. Welcome to SF in 2014" -- @CaseyNewton is.gd/fqI5lu

Aug 19, 2014

Awesome: "They removed the zipper, made $200,000, and fed us pork." valleywag.gawker.com/i-went-to-a-ma…

Aug 19, 2014

Everything can be a story RT @Gawker: I went to a magical Kickstarter party and all I got was so much bacon gaw.kr/xEKcFC3

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Cop Pens Touching Op-Ed: Do Everything I Say and I Won't Kill You

gawker.com — As images of various police forces dressed in military uniforms attacking citizens in Ferguson, Mo. continue to play out across all of America's screens, the enforcement-industrial complex needs is to showcase its human side. Thankfully, an LAPD cop has written a column telling us that the one way not to get assaulted or killed by the police is do exactly and only what they say.
Aug 19, 2014

RT @Gawker: LAPD cop: If you don't want police to hurt or kill you, do exactly as they say. gaw.kr/6jvR5Cs

Aug 19, 2014

RT @Gawker: LAPD cop: If you don't want police to hurt or kill you, do exactly as they say. gaw.kr/6jvR5Cs

Aug 19, 2014

And this ... "@Gawker LAPD cop: If you don't want police to hurt or kill you, do exactly as they say. gaw.kr/6jvR5Cs"

Aug 19, 2014

Don't charge with weapons RT @Gawker: LAPD cop: If you don't want police to hurt or kill you, do exactly as they say. gaw.kr/6jvR5Cs

Aug 19, 2014

RT @max_read: "If you don't want to get shot just do what I tell you" is a purely insane thing to say. gawker.com/cop-pens-touch…

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Lauren, Please Don’t Kill Jake Tapper

gawker.com — A few minutes ago, CNN anchor Jake Tapper tweeted-a quickly deleted-two mysterious messages: "Please don't make it soubd [sic] like I reached out to you" and "Lauren would kill me." Both appear to be directed at someone Tapper was trying to reach via Twitter's direct message function. What do they mean?
Aug 19, 2014

RT @Gawker: A few minutes ago, CNN anchor Jake Tapper tweeted, then deleted, a message indicating "Lauren" would kill him. gaw.kr/nY1hwnH

Aug 19, 2014

PLEASE STOP EMAILING ME I AM TRYING TO FIGURE OUT THE BENGHAZI CONNECTION gawker.com/lauren-please-…

Aug 19, 2014

RT @Gawker: A few minutes ago, CNN anchor Jake Tapper tweeted, then deleted, a message indicating "Lauren" would kill him. gaw.kr/nY1hwnH

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Hey, Ladies-Being a Woman Is Easy! Deal With It!

gawker.com — Doree Lewak, a features writer for the New York Post, published an op-ed Monday night that touted the joys and thrills of getting catcalled by New York City's finest construction workers (who appear, based on the accompanying photographs, to not ever be doing their jobs-too busy catcalling!).

Here's Rick Perry's Mugshot

gawker.com — Texas Gov. Rick Perry turned himself in this afternoon at the Travis County Jail in Austin. He was indicted on two felony charges late last Friday stemming from allegations that his office maneuvered to force Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg to resign from her position.

UofA Girl Kicked Out of Sorority After "NO Niggas!!!!!" Snapchat

gawker.com — University of Alabama's Chi Omega chapter booted the sorority sister who excitedly Snapchatted her friends that "Chi O got "NO niggas!!!!!" on Bid Day this weekend. This was the first Alabama rush where black women were formally invited to join sororities. Chi O actually pledged two black women (and about 200 white girls).

Grandma Shoots 7-Year-Old Grandson She Thought Was an Intruder

gawker.com — Today in terrible accidents: A Tampa, Florida grandmother shot her seven-year-old grandson in the middle of the night because she thought he was an intruder. The boy was rushed to the hospital and remains in critical condition. The grandmother, Linda Maddox, was staying with her twin grandsons last night while their father worked a night shift.
Aug 19, 2014

RT @mikiebarb: Grandmother shoots grandson, mistaking him for intruder. Why did she shoot before calling 911, asking who was @ door? gawker.com/grandma-shoots…

Aug 19, 2014

Grandmother shoots grandson, mistaking him for intruder. Why did she shoot before calling 911, asking who was @ door? gawker.com/grandma-shoots…

Aug 19, 2014

RT @Gawker: A grandma shot her 7-year-old grandson last night because she thought he was an intruder. gaw.kr/RgLTD8w

Aug 19, 2014

Fear. RT @Gawker: A grandma shot her 7-year-old grandson last night because she thought he was an intruder. gaw.kr/RgLTD8w

Against Editors

gawker.com — In the writing world, there is a hierarchy. The writers are on the bottom. Above them are editors, who tell the writers what to change. This is backwards. How many good writers has Big Edit destroyed? "Pish posh," you might say. "You're one to talk.
Aug 19, 2014

Weird. Who edited this? RT @ptullis: A better question would be, How many shit writers have good editors saved? gawker.com/against-editor…

Aug 19, 2014

RT @BenThePCGuy: I love the second paragraph of this story so much I want to hug it. gawker.com/against-editor…

Aug 19, 2014

As someone who quit a great job to go freelance because I wanted to be a writer, not an editor, I agree w/ this: bit.ly/1yWg58y 1/2

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Who Are the "Revolutionary Communists" Allegedly Agitating in Ferguson?

gawker.com — It's plain that the main agitators in Ferguson are the police. But over the last few days, a great deal of the social media chatter on the crisis has identified another group increasing the tension: the Revolutionary Communist Party. RCP members, as the rumor goes, have parachuted into Ferguson and are trying to incite a riot.
Aug 20, 2014

RT @LydenFOX9: The "agitators" in #Ferrguson have a name: The Revolutionary Communists. gawker.com/who-are-the-re…

Aug 19, 2014

Who Are the "Revolutionary Communists" Allegedly Agitating in Ferguson? ow.ly/Avf45

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Obama Mastermind David Plouffe Is Now Uber's Machiavelli

valleywag.gawker.com — In 2008, David Plouffe helped Barack Obama win one of the most pivotal elections in American history. Today, he just announced he's going full-time at Uber, helping the transit startup try to conquer the world. Recode reports Plouffe is now the "SVP of policy and strategy" at Uber, where he'll coordinate a national "campaign" against regulators and competition.
Aug 19, 2014

RT @Gawker: Uber hires David Plouffe to run holy war against taxi industry gaw.kr/H1YljS4

Aug 19, 2014

RT @Valleywag: Uber hires David Plouffe to run holy war against taxi industry trib.al/1ui0fDu

Racist Idiot Cop Investigated for Michael Brown Facebook Posts

gawker.com — A Kansas City, Mo. police officer is facing an internal review after spouting off about Michael Brown, the Ferguson, Mo. teen killed by police, on his personal Facebook page. One of his posts was a racist meme, and the other used a photo that's been circulating as an image of Brown, but actually shows a man accused of killing in Oregon.

Police in Ferguson Try to Shut Down Don Lemon's Live Broadcast

gawker.com — As another long night in Ferguson begins, the National Guard is on the scene, but so too are the local police, who continue to demonstrate great judgment and a keen grasp on how they're coming across to the outside world.
Aug 18, 2014

It's really astonishing how quickly the #Ferguson police turned the national media against them | bit.ly/1uPM7FE

Aug 18, 2014

RT @owillis: Police in Ferguson Try to Shut Down Don Lemon's Live Broadcast bit.ly/1vaamvm dumbest cop department in america?

Aug 18, 2014

RT @owillis: Police in Ferguson Try to Shut Down Don Lemon's Live Broadcast bit.ly/1vaamvm dumbest cop department in america?

Aug 18, 2014

RT @Gawker: Police in Ferguson try to shut down Don Lemon's live broadcast. gaw.kr/KC3dFOV

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