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Stepmother beats 26-year-old son with belt for being late, said he nev

A Florida woman is facing charges after beating her 26-year-old stepson with a belt for being late, according to news reports.

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Largo police arrested Valerie Branch-Galloway Monday on domestic battery charges, according to WPLG-TV.

The incident apparently occurred after the victim, who lives with Branch-Galloway and his father, missed his midnight curfew. 

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‘On the precipice of being a real business’: NBCU’s Oxygen wants to make money from podcasts

NBCUniversal’s Oxygen Media has been in the podcasting business for two years, but this is the year that the cable network hopes that business becomes a real source of revenue.

Since its debut in January 2017, episodes of Oxygen’s flagship podcast, “Martinis Murder” — a weekly talk show focused on true crime stories — have been downloaded more than 8 million times, according to Lisa Hsia, evp of digital for Bravo, Oxygen and Universal Kids Media. However, with the exception of one-off series tied to its TV programming, “Martinis Murder” remains Oxygen’s sole regular podcast show because the company is still waiting to see whether podcasting can generate meaningful revenue before it looks to add more shows and enter the podcast network business, Hsia said.

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Boy named Trump falls asleep at SOTU after being invited by president

Images of an 11-year-old boy snoozing through President Donald Trump’s 82-minute State of the Union address have gone viral.

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Joshua Trump was invited by the president to attend Tuesday night’s speech after his family spoke out about the bullying he faced for sharing a last name with the president.

The sixth-grade student from Wilmington, Delaware, faced bullying so severe that his parents took him out of school to homeschool him, his mother told WPVI-TV.

Who is Joshua Trump, one of President Trump’s State of the Union guests?

His situation caught the attention of the first family and led to his invitation to the State of the Union address. He was seated Tuesday next to Grace Eline, a 10-year-old cancer survivor who was also invited by the president, and near first lady Melania Trump.

State of the Union 2019: Who are the special guests?

It was there that he

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‘Springsteen on Broadway’ movie: The next best thing to being there

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Mother reveals her six-week-old son died just four days after being struck down by MENINGITIS

A heartbroken mother has revealed her six-week-old son died just four days after being struck down by meningitis. 

Georgia Higginbottom cradled her baby, Oscar Nally, for eight hours until he died, after his life support machine was switched off. 

Miss Higginbottom’s only child had no visible symptoms of meningitis, such as the tell-tale rash. She took him to hospital after hearing a ‘shrill cry’.

Pictures from a scan showed ‘every single part of his brain was black’, and he was diagnosed with Group B streptococcal meningitis, the main cause of meningitis in babies.

Ahead of Oscar’s funeral today, Miss Higginbottom, from Blackpool, is warning other parents to be vigilant and spot the signs of meningitis. 

Six week old baby Oscar Nally died after getting Group B streptococcal meningitis, four days after being admitted to hospital. The infection is contracted from the motherRead more at: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-6429805/Mother-reveals-six-week-old-son-died-just-four-days-struck-MENINGITIS.html

Oxygen’s ‘The Disappearance of Phoenix Coldon’ Explores The Dilemma Of Being Black, Female And Missing


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Nearly seven years ago on the afternoon of December 18, 2011, bubbly 23-year-old Phoenix Coldon backed out of her St. Louis-area driveway to never be seen again.

A few hours later, authorities found her car on an East St. Louis street still running with her keys in the ignition. While the college student’s glasses and shoes were in the vehicle, Phoenix herself was nowhere to be found.

Frantic to find out what happened to their beloved daughter, her parents, Goldia and Lawrence Coldon, pleaded with law enforcement, but the investigation was slow to start with the national media paying her story little mind.

Sadly, as many of us know, the type of treatment Phoenix experienced isn’t new or rare when it comes to African-American women who go missing. Too often, national news ignores and

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Mother’s joy as her baby survives being born TWO DAYS before abortion limit

A ‘miracle’ baby survived being born two days before the abortion limit – despite weighing only 1lb 4oz.

Anita Hyams, from Southend, Essex, gave birth to her third child, William, after just 23 weeks and five days. 

Doctors devastatingly told her that he would not be resuscitated unless he had a heartbeat because he was born so prematurely.  

But William defied all of the odds. Now 16 months, he is healthy and thriving, after spending four months in hospital.

Mrs Hyams, 38, and her police detention officer husband Dan, 36, are now calling for the 24 week abortion limit to be lowered. 

Anita Hyams, from Southend, Essex, gave birth to her third child, William, after just 23 weeks and five days (William is pictured now, at 16 months)

Anita Hyams, from Southend, Essex, gave birth

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Amy Adams Talks Being ‘Devastated’ by the ‘Sharp Objects’ Series Finale

Just because Amy Adams is capable of radiating the kind of dazzling light reserved for Disney princesses doesn’t mean she can’t access her dark side.

And on HBO’s Sharp Objects, which concludes August 26, the Oscar nominee has been doing exactly that as Camille Preaker, a reporter who returns to her hometown to investigate a pair of murders and ends up unearthing secrets about her own warped family. Adams offers a postcard from the edge.

'Sharp Objects' Star Patricia Clarkson Talks the Many Faces of Adora

‘Sharp Objects’ Star Patricia Clarkson Talks the Many Faces of Adora

The actress also teases her character’s relationship with Chief Vickery.

Is this the most damaged character you’ve played?

Amy Adams: She’s very different. A lot of my characters have had [complex] internal lives, but Camille definitely has the most outwardly visible demons. She’s trying hard to conquer them, and she’s not

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Mario Batali Is Being Investigated By The NYPD For Allegedly Assaulting A Woman In A ‘Rape Room’

The NYPD is investigating celebrity chef Mario Batali after accusations emerged that he drugged and sexually assaulted a woman in a private room at a posh Manhattan restaurant.

The woman told 60 Minutes Sunday that, while she worked at Batali’s Babbo restaurant in 2005, he invited her to a party at the Spotted Pig, a restaurant with celebrity investors including Jay-Z and Michael Stipe.

The Spotted Pig featured an exclusive third-floor playroom where celebrities can party in private, according to the New York Times. But it earned a notorious nickname: the “Rape Room.” 

The woman said Batali brought her there and started kissing her before she blacked out. She said she woke up near dawn on the floor, surrounded by broken bottles, with deep scratches in one of her legs.

“The first thing I think is ‘I’ve been drugged.’ That was the first thing I thought, that I’ve been assaulted,” the woman told 60 Minutes. 

She said she

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‘Terrified’ Victim Comes Forward After Being Allegedly Hit By XXXTentacion

XXXTentacion has the number one album with “?” but new domestic violence accusations overshadow the rising star.

A newly-circulated video appears to show the 20-year-old striking a woman, as Billboard reports. That victim is now speaking out, amid claims by the rapper that the video is not what it seems.

In the video, the rapper (real name Jahseh Onfroy) is seen hitting a woman. A person by the name “Lilbcupp” on Instagram has come forward to identify herself as the victim in the video. She went on Instagram Stories to say that she never came forward with the abuse allegations because she was “terrifed” for her life. 

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XXX’s legal team says that the video is old and is not violent. 

“The video is obviously posed and in jest. We have been advised that it was posted by

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