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Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo experiences an 'in-flight anomaly'

mashable.com — A spaceship that has promised to shuttle hundreds of paying customers to space when it begins commercial flights next year experienced an "in-flight anomaly" during a test flight on Friday. Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo had taken off at 12:19 p.m. ET from Mojave, CA for what the company was calling a "Halloween treat."
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RT @mashable: Virgin Galactic CEO on SpaceShipTwo tragedy: "Space is hard, and today was a tough day." on.mash.to/1wQYti0

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Officials: SpaceShipTwo aircraft is in several different pieces. One person was DOA. Other suffered major injuries. mashable.com/2014/10/31/vir…

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Massive drill bit nearly skewers New Yorkers in packed subway car

mashable.com — We're adding this one to our list of the many ways New York City is trying to kill us. A massive drill nearly tore through a packed F train on Thursday afternoon in what one Metropolitan Transportation Authority supervisor is calling "a near miss." "Oh my God!
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RT @nycjim: For real. Massive drill bit nearly skewers New Yorkers in packed subway car on.mash.to/10a6Gzm via @mashable pic.twitter.com/u2C8MG52om

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One other way New York has Washington beat: vivid near fatal subway mishaps involving drills. mashable.com/2014/10/31/dri… @mashable

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Baby's Halloween costume does Ruth Bader Ginsburg justice

mashable.com — The verdict is in - the cutest Halloween costume this year is baby Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Ohio mom Kate Livingston dressed up her son, Sycamore, as the Supreme Court Justice/eternal badass. The oversized glasses and peal earrings really complete the look. We can only imagine what the real Ruth Bader Ginsburg is up to this Halloween.
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RT @mashable: The verdict is in - this year's cutest Halloween costume is baby Ruth Bader Ginsburg on.mash.to/1wQJC78 pic.twitter.com/CK7iSxM0wS

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RT @mashable: The verdict is in - this year's cutest Halloween costume is baby Ruth Bader Ginsburg on.mash.to/1wQJC78 pic.twitter.com/CK7iSxM0wS

Oct 31, 2014

RT @mashable: The verdict is in - this year's cutest Halloween costume is baby Ruth Bader Ginsburg on.mash.to/1wQJC78 pic.twitter.com/CK7iSxM0wS

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A skeleton delivered the Halloween weather report in Kentucky

mashable.com — The forecast today is very spooky. As a Halloween treat, Jude "Bones" Redfield of WDRB in Louisville, Kentucky, reported the weather as a skeleton with a little help from a green screen. It makes sense: Who better to trust than a skeleton to let you know about trick-or-treating weather?

Mashable's Own Digital Film Club

mashable.com — Mashable is proud to announce the launch of MashFlix, our online and offline film club. Every few weeks, we'll be showing a newly released or upcoming movie in an open screening, along with conversations with filmmakers. This month, in tandem with our partner IFC Films, we'll be shining a spotlight on The Babadook.

Russian action star in hot water after eastern Ukraine shooting

mashable.com — DONETSK, Ukraine - A Russian action film star is in hot water after he was caught on film wearing press gear while firing a machine gun toward Ukrainian lines with Moscow-backed rebels at Donetsk airport. In the video released by the rebels' NovorossiaTV on Oct.
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RT @mashable: Russian action film star in hot water after firing a machine gun toward Ukrainian lines: on.mash.to/1tnzXCU pic.twitter.com/wrm2AcGWJ0

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Russian action star in hot water after eastern Ukraine shooting mashable.com/2014/10/31/rus…

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RT @mashable: Russian action film star in hot water after firing a machine gun toward Ukrainian lines: on.mash.to/1tnzXCU pic.twitter.com/wrm2AcGWJ0

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Dead Boston mayor voted in upcoming U.S. midterm elections

mashable.com — Thomas Menino, a former mayor of Boston, died Thursday, but his political influence lives on - at least until ballots are counted for the upcoming U.S. midterm elections. Menino filled out an absentee ballot before his death, according to The Boston Globe, though his spokesperson is not revealing who or what he voted for.
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Former Boston Mayor #Menino voted in upcoming U.S. midterm elections before his death. #BostonStrong mashable.com/2014/10/31/dea…

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RT @mashable: Former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino died Thursday, but still voted in the upcoming U.S. midterm elections. on.mash.to/10am7HY

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RT @mashable: Former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino died Thursday, but still voted in the upcoming U.S. midterm elections. on.mash.to/10am7HY

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RT @mashable: Former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino died Thursday, but still voted in the upcoming U.S. midterm elections. on.mash.to/10am7HY

Your Michael Jackson costume will never be as cute as Blue Ivy's

mashable.com — The queen of celebrity babies is fittingly dressed as the king of pop this Halloween. Blue Ivy Carter, daughter of Beyoncé and Jay Z and noted V.I.B. (Very Important Baby), dressed as a tiny Michael Jackson. Her costume was complete with a red sequined military jacket, white glove, black fedora and dark sunglasses.

Why you should let a squirrel carve your pumpkins

mashable.com — Squirrels are the master pumpkin carvers of the animal kingdom. This is due in small part to their sharp teeth, but mostly to their blatant disregard for you and those pumpkins you carefully selected from the farmers market. To them, it's all just food for their greedy taking.

Topshop mannequin causes a Twitter storm

mashable.com — LONDON - Topshop has found itself at the centre of a Twitter storm this week after a shopper tweeted a photo of an in-store mannequin with long, skinny legs. Becky Hopper posted a photo of her friend, who is a size 8 - 10 (4 - 6 in the U.S.), next to the dummy with the hashtag #poorbodyimage.

8 bizarre things that went down on the campaign trail this season

mashable.com — The campaign trail is always an interesting saga, and this year's midterms are no exception. Now, with the elections less than a week away, months of crazy ads, campaign tours and debates are sadly coming to a close.
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RT @meganspecia: in case you missed any of the weird shit that went on this season on the campaign trail: mashable.com/2014/10/31/biz… from @kari_paul

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in case you missed any of the weird shit that went on this season on the campaign trail: mashable.com/2014/10/31/biz… from @kari_paul

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8 really bizarre things that went down the campaign trail this election season mashable.com/2014/10/31/biz… pic.twitter.com/e3KbwWapPO

Starbucks will offer delivery through its app, and a 'Starbucks for Life' contest

mashable.com — Starbucks said Thursday that it will offer a delivery option on its mobile app in select areas of the U.S. starting next year. The company declined to provide more details, but has been pushing to get people to use its app as a way to build customer loyalty.

Google rotates 6 Doodles for Halloween and lets you spookify selfies

mashable.com — It's Halloween, so naturally we expected a themed Google Doodle to go along with the day. But this year, we were treated to six Doodles (in the form of GIFs) that alternate each time you load the homepage, from a witch stirring the pot to werewolves howling at the moon.

Halloween conjures up a 'Manitoba Mauler' storm to jump-start winter

mashable.com — On Friday night, as trick-or-treaters set out in cities and suburbia from Illinois to Georgia and northward to Maine, a "Manitoba Mauler" of a storm system will be diving southeastward like an atmospheric dementor, destined to usher in a sudden blast of biting, winter cold.

Upgrade your Halloween selfie with professional doodlers

mashable.com — Happy Doodle Day, ghosts and goblins! In celebration of Halloween, the talented Mashable crew of artists, illustrators and oddballs is revamping your throwback photographs. To participate, share your favorite Halloween photo from back in the day on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook using the hashtag #SpookyDoodleDay .

Artist paints Kim Jong-un caricature onto 374-pound pumpkin

mashable.com — Most people hack their pumpkins up like some sort of butcher, but Jeanette Paras prefers to paint famous faces on hers. Paras has been painting celebrities on pumpkins since before Taylor Swift was born (1988, to be exact), and since then, she's turned massive pumpkins into the likes of Miley Cyrus, Prince Harry, Jay Leno and Santa Claus.

Clown costumes banned in French town after spate of attacks

mashable.com — Don't go dressed as a clown to Vendargues tonight unless you fancy a brush with the law. The small town outside Montpellier in southern France has banned people from assuming the comic disguise in public. The decision by Mayor Pierre Dudieuzere follows a spate of clown-related incidents in the region.
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Clown costumes banned in French town after spate of attacks mashable.com/2014/10/31/clo…

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My final piece for @mashable at the end of week one > Clown costumes banned in French town after spate of attacks mashable.com/2014/10/31/clo…

J.K. Rowling explains her inspiration for Delores Umbridge

mashable.com — In case you couldn't tell, J.K. Rowling isn't exactly a fan of Delores Umbridge. The pink-wearing, kitten-enthusiast torturer from Rowling's Harry Potter series was explored at length by the author in her latest essay for Pottermore. Rowling revealed that the character stemmed from one of her instructors whom she "disliked intensely on sight."

Facebook is now accessible through the Deep Web

mashable.com — The " deep web" is not only home to shady online drug bazaars where you can exchange bitcoins for drugs, but also portals where whistleblowers can safely pass sensitive documents to journalists. Now, it's also also home to Facebook.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @lorenzoFB: Not just drug bazaars and killer-for-hire sites, anymore. Facebook is on the 'Deep Web' too now. mashable.com/2014/10/31/fac…

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Not just drug bazaars and killer-for-hire sites, anymore. Facebook is on the 'Deep Web' too now. mashable.com/2014/10/31/fac…