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Sierra Leone's Vice President Self-Quarantined for Ebola

Samuel Sam-Sumana, vice president of Sierra Leone, has voluntarily placed himself under a three-week quarantine after the death from Ebola of one of his security personnel last Tuesday, the Associated Press reports. Sierra Leone recorded 18 new cases of Ebola last week, up from 16 the week before. Read more...

It's a Small, Small, Fiery World

On Saturday, a small fire broke out near Disneyland's It's a Small World attraction, NBC Los Angeles reports, injuring none but entertaining many. Read more...

Rupert Murdoch to Rehire Favorite Disgraced News Corp Exec

Former News Corp executive and News of the World editor Rebekah Brooks, who, last year, was found not guilty of hacking a murdered 13-year-old's cell phone, is about to be rehired by her old employer (and possibly lover ) Rupert Murdoch, The Guardian reports. Read more...

Justin Bieber, 21, Celebrates Birthday by Finally Trying Alcohol

On Sunday, singer, pouter and former juvenile delinquent Justin Bieber turned 21. Happy birthday, little dude! Read more...

Ebola Nurse to Sue Hospital Where She Was Infected

Nina Pham, the nurse who contracted Ebola in Texas after treating Thomas Eric Duncan, the first U.S. Ebola patient to die, plans to file a lawsuit against the hospital where she was working and its parent company, the Dallas Morning News reports. Read more...

Unemployed Cosplay Enthusiast Prince William Visits Japan

Prince William visited Japan this week and took some photographs there with some people and some things, BuzzFeed News reports. Read more...

Fugitive Minister Wanted on 59 Sex Abuse Charges Arrested in Brazil

After 11 months on the run, an American minister accused of molesting girls as young as 12 has been captured in Brazil, NBC News reports. According to authorities, 53-year-old Victor Arden Barnard was arrested in his apartment late Friday near one of the country's white sand beaches. Read more...

Rand Paul Wins Meaningless CPAC Straw Poll for Third Year Running

On Saturday, Republican presidential hopeful won the Conservative Political Action Conference's presidential straw poll for the third consecutive year, the Guardian reports. Only three winners of 20 previous CPAC straw polls went on to win the party's nomination for president.http://jezebel.com/loving-the-shi... Read more...

City of Cleveland Argues Tamir Rice Caused Tamir Rice Shooting

In court documents filed Friday, the City of Cleveland formally denied responsibility for the police shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, arguing his death was " directly and proximately caused" by his own actions. Read more...

Dakota Johnson Joined ISIS on SNL and People Sure Are Upset About It

Last night, on Saturday Night Live, Dakota Johnson graduated from high school and joined ISIS. Her proud and teary-eyed dad, played by Taran Killiam, dropped her off. "Death to America," shouted an ISIS fighter played by Kyle Mooney. Read more...

New York Man Ticketed for Driving in Carpool Lane with Wooden Friend 

22 hours agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Gawker

When Officer Jonathan Abrams pulled over a Long Island man for speeding in the HOV lane Friday morning, he ran into a slight problem: He asked both men in the car for ID, but one of them, being several pieces of wood stuck together, had none. Read more...

U.S. Moves to Deport Bosnians Implicated in War Crimes

United States immigration officials are seeking to deport at least 150 Bosnians who they believe participated in war crimes and "ethnic cleansing" during the Yugoslav Wars of the 1990s, the New York Times reports. Read more...

William Shatner Says He "Can't Make" Leonard Nimoy's Funeral

On Saturday, William Shatner took to Twitter to mourn the death of longtime Star Trek co-star Leonard Nimoy, ruefully confessing he couldn't "make it back in time" to attend the late actor's funeral on Sunday. Read more...

Car Thief Throws Brick at Car, Brick Bounces Off Car, Knocks Thief Out

A car thief threw a brick at the window of a car outside Gerry Brady's pub in Drogheda, but the brick bounced off the window and hit the car thief in the face, the Irish Independent reports. Read more...

Lupita Nyong'o's (Maybe Bullshit?) Pearl Dress Now in Police Custody

Two days after it first went missing from a West Hollywood hotel, Lupita Nyong'o's pearl-encrusted Oscars dress was recovered by police on Friday, apparently abandoned as "almost worthless" by the thief. Read more...

Storytime With Mom: A Genealogy of Rape

"If two people come together," my mother began, "who've never had any power except by the way of abuse, it's going to be bad. Both of us had power exerted over us as children. I eventually learned that as an adult, I was still doing the dance, seeking out abusive relationships. Show More Summary

Miami Gardens Police Chief Arrested for Soliciting Prostitute

Miami Gardens Police Chief Stephen Johnson was arrested—and immediately fired—on Friday for soliciting a prostitute in Dania Beach, NBC Miami reports. He had called the number on an ad placed by authorities. Read more...

Everyone in Russia Blaming Everyone Else for Opposition Leader's Death

Supporters and allies of the slain Boris Y. Nemtsov have expressed fear that the opposition leader's killing may have come at the behest of the government, the Washington Post reports. The government, meanwhile, has suggested that Nemtsov may have been martyred by other members of the opposition. Read more...

Teen Charged for Allegedly Urging Friend to Kill Himself

Police in Massachusetts have charged an 18-year-old honor student with involuntary manslaughter for her alleged role in the death of classmate Conrad Roy, 18, who took his own life last July. Read more...

The Gawker Review Weekend Reading List [2.28.15]

Pawnee, Indiana was a place of hope and absurd dreams. It was a place where meager, government officials with outsized personalities could stimulate change—no matter how small. With Leslie Knope and her eccentric band of misfits on the case (yes, even Jerry), everything seemed just a little more possible. Show More Summary

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