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Rihanna’s Doobie hairstyle steals show

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While Rihanna was busy making history as the first recipient of the American Music Awards first-ever Icon award, many people couldn’t help but notice her hair.

The star, showed up to this year’s music ceremony with her hair wrapped, and per usual, Twitter was on fire.

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Duke lacrosse rape accuser found guilty of second-degree murder

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The woman who falsely accused three Duke University lacrosse players of rape has been convicted of second-degree murder.

34-year-old Crystal Mangum’s fate was sealed after a jury found her guilty in the death of her ex-boyfriend 46-year-old Reginald Daye, who was stabbed in 2011. Mangum was sentenced to at least 14 years in prison.

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BREAKING: Gunman on Yale campus, university on lock down

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Yale University has confirmed that there is a person with a gun on campus.

As a result, university officials have issued a school-wide lockdown.

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School superintendent among 4 adults indicted in Steubenville rape case

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The superintendent of the city’s schools and three other adults have been indicted by a grand jury in connection with the Steubenville rape case. A 16-year-old girl was raped by members of Steubenville’s high school football team in 2012.

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Bulls’ Derrick Rose knee surgery successful, out for rest of season

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After missing the entire 2012-13 season due to an ACL tear in his left knee, Chicago Bulls’ point guard Derrick Rose will not play for the rest of this season. Rose suffered a tear in his meniscus during Friday’s loss against the Portland Trail Blazers.

He underwent successful surgery to repair the damage in his right knee on Monday.

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UPDATE: Police officer admits to making man sing, dance like chimp

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One of the police officers accused of publicly humiliating a black man by making him sing and dance like a chimp has admitted to the unacceptable behavior.

55-year-old Michael Scipio accused Grosse Pointe Park police of making a spectacle out of him during a routine walk in the park.

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Youth Casting Call: production company seeks high school seniors for documentary

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Jigsaw Productions is seeking high school seniors for their upcoming documentary, “Senior Year.” The film will tell the unique story of high school seniors from all over the country and from all walks of life.

From Mystic Art Pictures:

The students chosen will be flown to New York City for a weekend to study documentary filmmaking from Emmy and Oscar-winning mentors.  After their trip, the students will be sent home with their own camera equipment to film their own documentary of their last 6 months of high school.  

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Teen playing “Knockout” game shot twice by victim

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17-year-old Marvell Weaver is recovering after getting shot twice by a man who he tried to assault. In May, the Michigan teenager was playing Knockout, a game where the assailant attacks an unsuspecting person by sucker punching them in hopes of knocking them out with one blow.

Weaver decided to play with a stun gun.

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NAACP urges authorities to charge white students with felony hate-crime

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The NAACP is calling on prosecutors to file felony hate-crime charges against four white students who allegedly harassed a black student at San Jose State University.

The students currently face misdemeanor hate-crime and battery charges.

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Last week, The Wall Street Journal was the first to report on the Obama Administration’s latest initiative. Not to be outdone by The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, the administration has announced a sequel of its own featuring children competing. The POTUS et. al. has ponied up an addition $100 million in federal funds to public high schools.

From Edweek:

[T]he competition is shaping up to be a mix between the federal Race to the Top and Investing in Innovation programs, and will be funded and run through the Department of Labor. Between 25 and 40 grants will be awarded next year for high schools that team up with colleges and employers. The grants will range in size from $2 million to $7 million. Just as with the i3 competition, winners will have to secure private matching funds of at least 25 percent to get their grant.

Awards are expected to be made in early 2014 so schools can implement their winning plans during the 2014-15 school year. And importantly, the Labor Department will make the rules and administer the program—not the Education Department.

Applicants must include, at a minimum, a local education agency, a local workforce investment system entity, an employer, and an institution of higher education.

So, part deux of public schools competing for public funds. Awesome idea. But boring, right? Seriously, what fun is a competition if the American people can’t see it? We love a a contest. But more importantly, we love watching a contest. So, how about we take this salve and spice it up a bit right? Here’s my thinking:

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