Three months after marrying his high school sweetheart, 21-year-old Taylor Baune is dead.Baune, a Marine corporal, was killed in combat yesterday in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. He was a 2009 graduate of Andover High School.In March, shortly before shipping off to Afghanistan, Baune married his hi ... More >>
Australian hip-hop artist Iggy Azalea's "Pu$$y" has made her famous (calm down, it's just a song, guys). But if you take the striking blonde's raunchy subject matter at face value, then you've got it all wrong. At just 21 years old, the eager artist is surprisingly self-aware amidst the hip-hop game ... More >>
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Praise whichever god oversees twilight-of-pubescence Sudanese rap. "Take U To Da Movies" was all you needed in 2009, it's true...but things are so different now. We can't swim in the Gulf of Mexico thanks to the British, we can't anticipate Avatar because it was a terrible movie and James Cameron ... More >>
Uganda's Parliament could outlaw homosexuality and make it a crime punishable by death.
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Rep. Keith Ellison will be in Sudan this week meeting with officials to discuss the ongoing humanitarian situation in Darfur and plans for the implementation of a peace agreement.
Ellison was detained for about three hours before being released on $100 bail after the planned arrest.
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