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Britney Spears Shows Off Her Impressive Leaping Skills as She Breaks Her Personal Record

Britney Spears Shows Off Her Impressive Leaping Skills as She Breaks Her Personal Record

Entertainment
Leapin’ lizards! Britney Spears announced to her followers on Saturday that she had recently broken one of her own personal records — for leaping as high into the air as possible. “I posted my leap over a year ago and had to see if I could go higher… well… I did!!!” the 36-year-old excitedly wrote on social media alongside the impressive photographic proof. Although ever the perfectionist she added, “But I really should take a ballet class.” Spears had previously commented on her leaping abilities in September 2016, telling her followers that she had been “kinda bored” and “wanted to see if I could still do a leap.” “It’s not perfect but not too shabby either ,” she wrote alongside the photo. RELATED VIDEO: Britney Spears Stands on Boyfriend Sam Asghari’s Shoulders Showcasing Her Incredi
Racist trolls using abuse victims' photos to make fake claims of attacks at 'Black Panther' shows

Racist trolls using abuse victims' photos to make fake claims of attacks at 'Black Panther' shows

Politics
The latest Marvel superhero movie Black Panther is out! Its Thursday opening is expected to have raked in over $25 million—yes, in one night.  Unfortunately, racists hate to see black people have any joy—and some are doing anything possible to chip away at it. Just take a look at this recent heinous example of the tactics used by racist people to spread misinformation. Warning: screenshots including some of the graphic photos are included below. BuzzFeed News reports that racists are using Twitter to share photos of bloody and/or bruised white women with false claims that they’re the result of being attacked by black people at Black Panther movie screenings.  xFake posts are being created to make black people look bad and the sad part of it is some people will believe them #BlackPant
Mueller's indictment shows that Russia used race, religion, and guns to help Trump—and harm the U.S.

Mueller's indictment shows that Russia used race, religion, and guns to help Trump—and harm the U.S.

Politics
In 2014, Russia created an operation specifically meant to interfere with upcoming U.S. elections by multiple means. That operation represents a conspiracy against the United States—an act of information warfare. More so than most court documents, special counsel Robert Mueller’s Friday afternoon indictment of 13 Russian nationals tells a single, coherent narrative. And it’s a fantastic narrative. One that shows how engaged Russia was in this project, and shining light on an extent that few people realize. It has all the trappings of a Le Carré novel, including stolen identities, false fronts, and clandestine meetings. It also has moments of incredibly brazen behavior—such as Russian agents coming to the United States to stage a “grass roots rally,” and getting away with it. In fact, tha
Yandex shows off the first tests of self-driving cars on Moscow roads

Yandex shows off the first tests of self-driving cars on Moscow roads

Breaking News
 Russian search and internet services giant Yandex has been working on its autonomous driving program, and its most recent achievement is a public self-driving pilot of its self-driving test car in Moscow, the first such test on public roads in the Russian capital. Yandex had an additional degree of difficulty to contend with, too: Their recent testing, which kicked off in December of last… Read More