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Salt Life co-founder arrested on manslaughter charges, police say

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A co-founder of Salt Life, the ocean-centric apparel brand, was arrested and charged with manslaughter in connection with the killing of an 18-year-old woman in South Florida, court records show. Michael Troy Hutto,...

Olympics memorabilia: Rare pair of track spikes handmade by Nike co-founder set to fetch up to $1.2 million at auction

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A pair of battered looking track and field spikes -- handmade by Nike co-founder Bill Bowerman -- featuring a "prototype logo" could fetch $ 1.2 million at auction, according to Sotheby's. "This rare pair of track ...

Pat Quinn, the co-founder of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, dies at 37

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Pat Quinn, one of the co-founders of the viral ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, died Sunday at the age of 37, according to a statement from the ALS Foundation. The Ice Bucket Challenge went viral in 2014 with more than 17 ...

Wikipedia co-founder says he’s ’embarrassed’ over politicization of his creation

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Larry Sanger joined "Tucker Carlson Tonight," and said that because Wikipedia allows anonymous contribution, it has been taken advantage of by governments, corporations, criminal entities and other agents who "play t...

Lincoln Project under fire over handling of sexual harassment allegations against co-founder

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The Lincoln Project says it is retaining an "outside professional" to review the tenure of co-founder John Weaver amid allegations that he has a history of sexually harassing young men. The super PAC, which was foun...

Dennis Thomas, ‘Kool and the Gang’ co-founder, dead at 70

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He died peacefully in his sleep Saturday in New Jersey, where he was a resident of Montclair, according to a statement from his representative. The band announced his death in a Facebook post.    Thomas was the alto...

American ‘woke’ companies blamed for fueling China’s rise, Paypal co-founder says

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"There's something about the woke politics inside these companies, the way they think of themselves as not really American companies. And it's somehow very, very difficult for them to have a sharp anti-China edge wha...

Trevor Moore, co-founder of sketch comedy group The Whitest Kids U Know, dead at 41 after tragic accident

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The comedian, actor and producer’s death was confirmed in a statement issued by his manager on behalf of his wife and family, Deadline reported. "We are devastated by the loss of my husband, best friend and the fathe...

Rusty Young, Poco co-founder and longtime frontman, dead at 75

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Young died of a heart attack at his home in Davisville, Miss., on Wednesday, a rep told Variety.   Per the outlet, Poco was formed in 1968 by Young, Richie Furay, Jim Messina, George Grantham and Randy Meisner, who w...

Dennis Thomas, Kool & the Gang co-founder, dies at 70

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Kool & the Gang co-founder Dennis Thomas, often referred to as "Dee Tee," has died. He was 70 years old. Thomas passed away in his sleep in New Jersey on Saturday, according to a statement posted to the Grammy A...

BLM co-founder promotes book she cheerfully compares to Mao’s ‘Little Red Book’ in unearthed video

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The video shows Cullors at an event touting "The 7 Components of Transformative Organizing Theory" by communist sympathizer Eric Mann. During her talk, Cullors discusses how she agreed with a man who purportedly said...

Snopes fact-checks its own co-founder, catches him plagiarizing 54 articles following internal review

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BuzzFeed News reported on Friday that David Mikkelson, executive editor of the site, had lifted material from outlets like The Los Angeles Times, Reuters and The Guardian in various reports published between 2015-201...

Vans shoes co-founder Paul Van Doren dies at age 90

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Paul Van Doren, the co-founder of Vans sneaker and clothing company, has died at age 90, the company announced Friday. "It's with a heavy heart that Vans announces the passing of our co-founder, Paul Van Doren," the...

NXIVM co-founder Nancy Salzman sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison

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Wearing a white blouse and black slacks, Salzman appeared in Brooklyn federal court and apologized for her senior role in the twisted group that drained its members of their cash and operated a secret sorority that g...

Black Lives Matter co-founder stepping down from organization

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Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors has announced that she's transitioning out of her role as executive director. On Thursday, she said on her YouTube channel, "... I feel excited for me, and my next jour...

Sarah Dash, Labelle co-founder and ‘Lady Marmalade’ singer, dead at 76

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Patti Labelle and Nona Hendryx completed the trio. They announced Dash's death Monday on social media. No cause of death was disclosed. "We spoke a musical language, music says it best. Singing brought us together," ...

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