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  1. sports
    22-Year-Old Gymnast Opens Up About Her Career-Ending Fall“I thought I had just hyperextended my knees until I looked down and that wasn’t the case,” she said on TODAY.
  2. tragedies
    Why Italy’s Beloved Moka Pots Are in Danger of Going ExtinctBialetti is struggling amid increasing competition.
  3. tragedies
    Failures at Two Fertility Clinics May Affect Over a Thousand PeopleOn the same day, two clinics saw failures that might have compromised thousands of eggs and embryos.
  4. tragedies
    Officials: Horrific NYC Fire Caused by Child Playing With StoveThe apartment-building fire left 12 dead and 6 injured.
  5. las vegas shooting
    Las Vegas Shooter Had 23 Firearms, Some Fitted With Device to Speed Up FireThe investigation uncovered Stephen Paddock’s arsenal of weapons and explosives as the city mourned the biggest mass shooting in American history.
  6. international affairs
    7 Sailors Found Dead After Collision of U.S. Destroyer and Merchant ShipThe bodies of seven U.S. sailors reported missing following the collision were eventually discovered in flooded compartments aboard the ship.
  7. tragedies
    Clive Davis Wrote a Letter to Whitney Houston Begging Her to Seek HelpIf you were having a nice Friday, you can stop now.
  8. tragedies
    Mary Berry Will Leave The Great British Bake OffPaul Hollywood is the only member of the original crew left.
  9. Architect Falls More Than 40 Stories to His Death From Midtown BuildingThe 52-year-old father reportedly lost his footing while surveying a construction site.
  10. tragedies
    7 Children Die in Brooklyn House FireBecause of a malfunctioning hot plate.
  11. tragedies
    8 Stories of NYC Traffic VictimsVictims’ families aren’t convinced de Blasio’s new plan will go far enough.
  12. breaking news
    Report: Jay Ott Found DeadTragic news.
  13. very sad things
    Diver Dies While Searching Sunken South Korean FerryHe was on his first mission.
  14. very sad things
    Teenager’s Cell Phone Video Shows Tragic End As South Korean Ferry SinksAn awful, heartbreaking documentation of the disaster has been released to the media.
  15. very sad things
    48 Girls Found Dead, With Life Vests, on Sunken South Korean FerryAt least 117 people are still missing in the April 16 accident.
  16. tragedies
    L’Wren Scott Left Everything to Mick And an award for emerging designers has been created in her honor. 
  17. updates
    Memo: L’Wren Scott Was Not Shutting Down Her CompanyHer camp has issued a press release.
  18. memories
    Cathy Horyn: L’Wren Scott Was Planning to Close Her Business TodayFriends “were deeply concerned about her, but, no, they didn’t think she would do something so desperate.”
  19. tragedies
    L’Wren Scott Was Remembered As a ‘Girlfriend’How the media continues to fail the memory of deceased women.
  20. tragedies
    Beloved Snowy Owl Hit by Bus in Washington, D.C.The nation’s capital is in shock.
  21. tragedies
    Beyoncé Didn’t Spend Her Bergdorf Goodman Gift CardThat’s just rubbing it in.
  22. scary things
    The Weekend’s Second Fatal Plane Crash Killed Ten in AlaskaNTSA says all ten aboard are dead.
  23. tragedies
    Brooklyn High School Field Trip Ends TragicallyA student wandered off and drowned.
  24. Tragedies
    John Paul Ueber, Head Chef at Greens Restaurant, Dies in Car AccidentHe was 32.
  25. Foodies With Benefits
    Patxi’s to Host Boston Fundraiser May 2They’ll donate 10% of all proceeds to The One Fund Boston.
  26. Tragedies
    Employee at Dixie Found Dead at Ocean BeachSad.
  27. Tragedies
    Hundreds of Libyans Sickened, 51 Dead From Black-Market BoozeAnother 300 people suffered injuries such as blindness as a result of consuming homemade liquor containing methanol.
  28. very sad things
    6-Year-Old Killed by Tractor Trailer While Crossing Guard Was on BreakNo criminality is suspected.
  29. Tragedies
    Uncle Vito’s Loses a Regular: Vivian BrownOne half of the iconic Brown Twins died Wednesday night at age 85.
  30. newtown massacre
    Asperger’s Is a Red Herring to Explain the Newtown MassacreIt’s one reported component of a still-unknown personality.
  31. Obama on Newtown: ‘We’re Not Doing Enough’The president exhorted the nation to unspecified change.
  32. Tragedies
    Poisonous Mushroom Soup Kills Two at Northern California Nursing HomeThe caregiver who made the soup was also hospitalized.
  33. Tragedies
    Serpentine Hosts Benefit for Family of Slain CookIt’s to help cover funeral expenses.
  34. Tragedies
    SPQR Chef Matt Accarrino Travels Home to Flood-Damaged New Jersey, Laments Lost’Heartbreak kinda stuff,’ he writes.
  35. Other Cities
    Regarding New York’s Sandy-Damaged RestaurantsThe storm has definitely put a damper on things, especially downtown where there’s no power.
  36. Crime Scenes
    Serpentine Cook Dies After Street Brawl in Mission [Updated]39-year-old Caesar Chuc is on life support.
  37. blow by blow
    More Details About Trayvon Martin’s Last Minutes Emerge“He was breathing hard. His voice kind of changed. I know he was scared.”
  38. crimes and misdemeanors
    Ten-Year-Old Boy Beaten to Death by Stepdad Tried Warning 911 Abdifatah Mohamud called twice to report his own abuse. 
  39. crimes and misdemeanors
    Self-Proclaimed Al Qaeda Fighter Suspected in French Killings Still Not ArrestedAfter French TV prematurely reported his arrest, and after what has now been a twelve-hour standoff.
  40. Tragedies
    Man Perishes in Hummus TragedyOuch.
  41. tragedies
    Nancy O’Dell Leaving Access Hollywood After Thirteen YearsThis is a sad, sad day.
  42. tragedy
    Future of Flight of the Conchords in Doubt“It very likely might not” return for a third season, Jemaine Clement says.
  43. swine flu
    Most Important Backstreet Boy Contracts Swine FluThis week’s promotional appearances for the Backstreet Boys’ new album have been canceled following Brian Littrell’s tragic diagnosis with H1N1 today.
  44. tragedies
    Ryan Jenkins Found Dead of an Apparent SuicideVH1 has decided to permanently cancel both of the shows Jenkins had appeared in.
  45. jonaspocalypse
    Joe Jonas Nearly Maims Nick Jonas in Freak Drumstick MishapOh, no!
  46. disasters
    Update: The Jonas Brothers’ Failing Streak ContinuesTheir new TV show was watched by a mere 3.2 million kids between 6 and 14, which is the approximate number of fans standing outside of Zac Efron’s house on an average weekday.
  47. awful things
    Report: Natasha Richardson Taken Off of Life SupportAccording to Liz Smith, it happened at 1:30 this afternoon.
  48. tragedies
    Natasha Richardson’s Situation Looks Dire As Her Family Gathers in New York CityAfter being injured in Canada, she has been flown to New York City’s Lenox Hill Hospital.
  49. tragedies
    Natasha Richardson Fighting for Her Life After Tragic Skiing AccidentShe suffered brain injuries while on vacation with her family in Canada.
  50. tragedies
    Star Jones: Displaced, LitigiousThanks to leaks and mold, she’s fled her Upper East Side triplex penthouse and is suing the condo board for $700,000.
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