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9-Year-Old Who Killed Gun Instructor Said Uzi Was ‘Too Much for Her’

The New Jersey child who accidentally shot her gun-range guide with an Uzi last week while on a family vacation out west told her parents “the gun was too much for her and it hurt her shoulder” after firing, according to a police report released today by the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office in Arizona. The family, who has not been identified, said “it appeared that [the girl] was injured as she was holding her shoulder,” and did not initially realize Charles Vacca, the instructor, had been shot once in the head. “We need a helicopter,” said someone from the range in a 911 call, according to a new transcript. “An ambulance ain’t gonna work.”

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The Celebrity Nude Photo Hack May Have Contained Child Pornography

Here's another terrible twist to the story of the celeb nude photos that were leaked by hackers over the weekend: The stash reportedly includes images of Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney that were taken when she was underage. (Update: Maroney's lawyers have confirmed that she was underage in the photos.)

A Reddit forum called r/TheFappening (really? really!) has been gleefully collecting the illegally obtained snaps. Now, the subreddit is scrambling to delete the photos of Maroney after Reddit administrators warned its moderators that Maroney was underage when they were taken.

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Passion on the Playa: The Best Burning Man Missed Connections

If you're not ready to commit to a self-marriage, perhaps you were looking for love on the playa at Burning Man last week. A few hopeful souls on Craigslist certainly were, but their budding desert romances were quickly derailed by robot hearts and horse sailboats. Come take a journey with us through the spiritual arena of Burning Man Missed Connections. (My playa name is Cat Princess.)

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Columbia Student Will Carry a Mattress Everywhere Until Her Alleged Rapist Is Expelled

Emma Sulkowicz says she was raped in her own dorm bed by a classmate on the first day of her sophomore year of college. Since then, a substantial amount of her time at Columbia University has been spent trying to convince college administrators, police, and even friends that what happened to her really happened, that it was rape, and that her rapist deserves to be punished for what he did.

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Apple Denies iCloud Breach in Celeb Nude-Photo Hack

Apple released a statement today denying that the cache of nude celebrity photos released over the weekend were obtained as a result of a security breach in iCloud, its cloud data-storage service. Instead, the company says, an internal investigation found "that certain celebrity accounts were compromised by a very targeted attack on user names, passwords and security questions." Consider this your daily reminder to set up two-step verification

Washington Sleazoids Helping Putin Fight Sanctions

When John Breaux retired from the Senate nine years ago, he rode off to a chorus of lamentations — the chummy centrist deal-maker, loved and respected by all, willing to put pragmatism ahead of ideology. Breaux, of course, immediately became a lobbyist, along with fellow former senator Trent Lott. Their latest coup is Gazprombank, on whose behalf they will now deploy their legendary charm and influence.

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Man Gets New Job

Dave Weigel, the brand-name political journalist who resigned from the Washington Post following the Journolist scandal, announced today that he's leaving Slate to join Bloomberg Politics to work on "an ambitious political magazine run by the sort of geniuses who made Bloomberg Businessweek into a great print mag, and New York's political coverage a daily most-read." He'll join Game Change co-authors Mark Halperin and John Heilemann on the yet-to-be-named venture.



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