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Pickup hoops enforcer, locker room prankster: Tom Brady stories you’ve never heard

9:00 PM ET With New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady celebrating his 40th birthday on Thursday, we’ve tracked down a collection of confidants to tell their favorite behind-the-scenes stories about the QB. The untold tales span a frustrated 4-year-old golfer, a ruthless enforcer on the intramural basketball court, an unexpected beer-chugging wonder … and everything in between. Enjoy. Bring up Drew Henson at your own risk Jay Flannelly, close friend from Michigan: “We played intramural basketball together, and there was one day the frat boys were giving Tom a hard ...

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Monster Hunter Stories Has A Release Date In Europe

Monster Hunter Stories will be available for 3DS in Europe from September 8, Nintendo hasconfirmed. Stories is considered a spinoff from the core Monster Hunter series and casts players as riders instead of hunters. It also offers a more traditional role-playing experience, pitting players against enemy monsters in turn-based combat. Also unlike the mainline games, Stories has much more vibrant visual style. Players can also steal monster eggs and hatch them, then keep the monsters as companions to utilise in exploration and combat. Monster Hunter Stories was released in Japan ...

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Snapchat unveils custom Stories, amid battle with Facebook

Snapchat unveils custom Stories Snapchat is adding yet another feature as it continues to step up its efforts to compete with Facebook. On Tuesday, Snapchat unveiled a new tool that lets users collaborate with friends and family to create custom Stories. Stories are photo and video posts that are shared by users and disappear after 24 hours. Stories can now be customized around a specific event or location, like a birthday party or a trip. The user decides who can add to the Story and who can see it. You ...

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Shoah Foundation is using technology to preserve Holocaust survivor stories

Remembering the Holocaust: A conversation with a digital survivor I’ve done a lot of interviews as a reporter, but none like the conversation I had with Pinchas Gutter. Gutter is an 85-year-old Holocaust survivor who lives in Toronto — and I spoke with a digital version of him. Gutter was the first to participate in a new format being pioneered by the USC Shoah Foundation. He sat in 2014 for more than 20 hours of interviews, recorded by 116 cameras, and answered about 1,500 questions. His responses formed a database ...

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High heels row: MPs 'shocked' by women's dress code stories

An inquiry into work dress codes has exposed “widespread discrimination” against women, MPs have said. The investigation was prompted by a petition, being debated by MPs, that called for a ban on requiring women to wear high heels at work. MPs said they were “shocked” by stories submitted as part of the inquiry, which included one case of a woman who had been told to dye her hair blonde. The government has said no employer should discriminate on gender grounds. Work dress codes “must be reasonable”, it said. More than ...

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The Top 10 News Stories of December

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5 stunning fake news stories that reached millions

Fake news sites designed to trick you The internet and social media are great resources for finding information, but they’re also the perfect vehicles for spreading misinformation. Fake news stories have been particularly prevalent during this election cycle. On Tuesday, Fox News host Sean Hannity shared a story about President Obama and the First Lady deleting tweets that endorsed Hillary Clinton. The only problem was that story wasn’t true. Hannity later apologized on his radio show, but it was a perfect example of how big names in news can spread ...

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Race finds spotlight through true stories at Toronto Film Festival

By Piya Sinha-Roy and Alastair Sharp | LOS ANGELES/TORONTO A slavery drama clouded by controversy, an African king fighting to be with a white woman and a young Barack Obama navigating college life are some of the true-life tales exploring race at the Toronto International Film Festival, against a backdrop of heightened racial tension. As the 10-day festival kicks off on Thursday, all eyes are on the Friday premiere of “The Birth of a Nation,” about preacher-slave Nat Turner, who led a rebellion in the antebellum South. “Birth of a ...

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