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  1. Video: Miss America's red Solo cup routine sets off torrent of snark

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    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The new Miss America says there are more important things for people to worry about than her little red cup.

    Miss New York Kira Kazantsev performs during the talent portion of the Miss America 2015 pageant, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Atlantic City, N.J. Kazentsev was crowned Miss America 2015 during the event. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
  2. iPod Classic. Born 2001. Died 2014. R.I.P.

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    After Apple made a series of iPhone and Apple Watch announcements on Tuesday, people started noticing that one product was missing from the company's website: the iPod Classic.

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  3. Why we still love 'Saved by the Bell'

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    For adults of a certain age, Saved By the Bell, NBC's endlessly syndicated sitcom about the high jinks of six high school students, is a nostalgia object par excellence, exerting a special, long-lasting grip on the heartstrings of people young (or maybe old) enough to have been living at home, with a television, …

    Courtesy of NBC/USA/Photo by David Bukach
  4. Amazon's deal for Twitch makes perfect sense — if you're young

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    While we're all awaiting Bungie's Destiny to consume our lives (and our hard drives) next week, there's been a lot of talk about Twitch lately — almost $1 billion worth of talk, in fact.

  5. Family confirms: Joan Rivers on life support

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    NEW YORK -- Joan Rivers' family is confirming that the comedian is on life support after going into cardiac arrest last week during a procedure at a doctor's office.

  6. Who gets your iTunes when you die?

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    The fate of your online life after death is a sensitive topic, and one both the law and technology companies have struggled with how to handle. Last month, Delaware Gov. Jack Markell took one step toward a possible solution, signing into law first-of-its-kind legislation that will grant Delawarean families the right to …

  7. Chase your dreams! Take a chance! Oh, enough with the 'inspirational' posts

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    The only person you should try to be better than is the person you were yesterday.

    Daily affirmations. [iStockphoto.com]
  8. Photo gallery: Newly married Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt through the years

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    NEW YORK — The wait is finally over: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Hollywood's reigning royal couple, have tied the knot.

    June 13, 2014: U.S. actress Angelina Jolie, Special Envoy of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, accompanied by her partner and U.S. actor Brad Pitt arrive at the "End Sexual Violence in Conflict" summit in London. Jolie and Pitt were married Saturday,  in France, according to a spokesman for the couple. [Associated Press]
  9. The best punishment for Tony Soprano: To go on living

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    I have never particularly cared about whether mobster Tony Soprano (the late, tremendously lamented James Gandolfini) dies in the final episode of the seminal HBO series The Sopranos, which ended in 2007 with a fade to black that left a lot of viewers wondering if their television service had cut out. The conduct …

    James Gandolfini as Tony Soprano: Condemned to continue committing bad acts while seeing them with increasing clarity.
  10. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie secretly married Saturday in France

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    The wedding we've all been waiting for (mostly by saying ugh, is this never going to happen) has happened!

    We’re showing you this photo of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt on the Oscars red carpet in March because no one has released photos from the happy couple’s wedding yet. Sigh.