T-Rex cowboy rides a rodeo horse

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Possibly the greatest thing we've seen on the internet.

This splendid little video was captured at a Halloween rodeo in Laramie, Wyoming on on October 28, 2016.

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Gawker settles with Hulk Hogan in Peter Thiel-backed lawsuit: After 4-year fight, “The saga is over.”

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The deal is done. Gawker Media today settled its case with former wrestling star Hulk Hogan, which brought Nick Denton's blogging empire to bankruptcy, ending the company's long reign as an independent news organization.

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Sassy Trump admits relationship with Putin in 2013

Illo: Rob Beschizza

A new "Sassy Trump" from Peter Serafinowicz.

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A toddler is run over by an SUV while mom checks smartphone. Now, China grieves and rages online.

[Graphic content warning] This video that shows an SUV crushing a baby girl while her mom checks her smartphone has sparked mourning and outrage on Chinese social media, as people shame the mom for distraction and warn others of “the perils of overusing smartphones.”

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370 economists sign letter slamming Trump for 'magical thinking and conspiracy theories'

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Some 370 economists have written a blistering, evidence-based criticism of Trump that scorches the GOP nominee for his role in promoting “magical thinking and conspiracy theories,” and generally ruining reality for everyone else who's stuck living in it. Eight Nobel laureates in economics co-signed the letter calling him a “dangerous, destructive choice” for the country.

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FBI believes Russia hacks aimed at disrupting election, not electing Trump

Illustration: Rob Beschizza

None of the ongoing federal investigations into Russian cyber-hijinks this election season have found “any conclusive or direct link between Mr. Trump and the Russian government,” the New York Times reports, citing unnamed officials. Even the hacking of Democratic emails, say FBI and intel sources, is “aimed at disrupting the presidential election rather than electing Mr. Trump.”

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300 Million Children Breathe Highly Toxic Air, reports UNICEF

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“Almost one in seven of the world’s children, 300 million, live in areas with the most toxic levels of outdoor air pollution – six or more times higher than international guidelines” UNICEF said today, in releasing a new report on how air pollution around the world affects our most vulnerable.

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FBI gets warrant to search Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin's email

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Hillary Clinton's email woes won't die.

Federal investigators today obtained a fiercely-sought warrant to begin searching a large cache of emails sent to or from Huma Abedin, longtime confidante and senior aide to Hillary Clinton. Federal law enforcement officials told reporters the warrant was in on Sunday, as prosecutors with the Justice Department and agents from the F.B.I. rushed to review as much of the emails as possible before Election Day, which is now only one week away.

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Origins of Trump family fortune traced to Canada brothel during Gold Rush era

Macleans reports: “Donald Trump’s grandfather opened this hotel during the Yukon gold rush, boasting ‘every delicacy in the market’ and ‘private rooms for ladies’”

Donald Trump’s grandfather Friedrich Trump operated a wild and crazy restaurant/bar/brothel in British Columbia during Canada's gold rush era.

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Uber promises flying cars within 10 years

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“Just as skyscrapers allowed cities to use limited land more efficiently, urban air transportation will use three-dimensional airspace to alleviate transportation congestion on the ground.”

Ride-sharing service Uber released a 97-page white paper today that describes a network of “on-demand, fully electric aircraft that take off and land vertically.” The Vertical Takeoff and Landing aircraft are referred to as VTOLs. Uber's proprietary network of VTOL service will be called “Elevate.”

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Ammon Bundy and 6 followers found not guilty of conspiracy in Malheur Oregon Wildlife Refuge takeover

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Brothers Ammon and Ryan Bundy and five followers charged over a 41-day armed takeover of the Malheur federal wildlife sanctuary in Oregon last January were today acquitted of federal conspiracy and weapons charges.

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Colorado unfairly targeting wildlife refuge at swingers' sex club, says squirrel-loving swinger proprietor

Photo courtesy Kendall Seifert/Squirrel Creek Lodge

Kendall Seifert loves squirrels and swingers, and operates gathering places for both types of creatures at Squirrel Creek Lodge.

Seifert is 53, and operated a wildlife rescue center *and* a swingers club at the same site, until state authorities raided his Littleton, CO business in a fairly transparent attempt to throw a wet blanket on the sex stuff by way of targeting the squirrel stuff.

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Sassy Trump At The Debate

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“Donald Trump Gets Sassy at the Third Presidential Debate,” a new Sassy Trump collab featuring Peter Serafinowicz's voice, Vic Berger's editing genius, and Donald Trump's own words, at Superdeluxe.

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Canada man goes on racist rant over parking space for his truck

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Police are investigating a Canadian man in a British Columbia border town after a video went viral that shows the man yelling racial slurs at another person, apparently over a parking ticket.

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Wirecutter and Sweethome purchased by New York Times in "more than $30 million" deal

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In a deal reportedly worth "more than $30 million," The New York Times announced today that it has purchased The Wirecutter and The Sweethome, consumer product review sites created by our friend Brian Lam. Congratulations, Brian and team! You built something amazing and we can't wait to see what you do next.

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China electronics maker will recall some devices sold in U.S. after massive IoT hack

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A China-based maker of surveillance cameras said Monday it will recall some products sold in the United States after a massive "Internet of Things" malware attack took down a major DNS provider in a massive DDOS attack. The stunningly broad attack brought much internet activity to a halt last Friday.

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St. Jude heart implant devices can be hacked, security researchers say

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Security experts hired by the short-selling firm Muddy Waters said in a legal brief filed today that cardiac implants made by St. Jude Medical can be hacked. If hackers can pwn your heart device, the researchers say, they can kill you--from as far away as 100 feet.

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