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An economist in the United Kingdom looked at how 150 TV series finales affected the U.S. stock market. He observed a decrease in stock returns on the following trading day.
GOP presidential hopefuls converged in Iowa for the Lincoln Day Dinner. More candidates are entering the presidential race, in part, because there is no obvious next-in-line for the GOP nomination.
Ex-GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romeny went 2 rounds with boxer Evander Holyfield in a charity event. Also, Russian President Vladimir Putin played hockey in a game showcasing retired Russian pros.
A man in Wakefield, England, drove his car in circles under the fountain's jets. The cleaning continued until a police car drove up. No word if the driver was ticketed or if he was packing a ShamWow.
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DJ Betto Arcos spins soulful songs from a prison in Malawi, dance music from Congo and more.
Nina Rossi, left, befriended Lance Rice, a recovering addict, after he robbe...
Lance Rice, a recovering heroin addict, became friends with Nina Rossi, whose house he robbed in 2013. The friendship waned after Rice had a relapse, but they still have kind words for each other.