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VSB and The Glow Up are Making Boss Moves in Washington, D.C., July 19th! Come Through!

A few months back, we took to the streets of Los Angeles to talk about being Urban by Nature. We gathered a few hundred Angelenos for a night of discussion, drinks and networking.

Well, we’re taking our talents back east, heading to our nation’s capital, Washington, D.C., for another event curated by The Root, VSB and The Glow Up, and sponsored by Toyota! This time we’re focusing on Boss...

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<a href="https://splinternews.com/migrant-children-in-the-custody-of-a-federal-contractor-1827672492" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">Migrant Children in the Custody of a Federal Contractor Reportedly Bathed Themselves in Sinks</a>

Undocumented children in the care of MVM Inc., a federal contractor tasked with providing “assistance in emergency shelter operations for unaccompanied children” which has a history of jaw-dropping fuck-ups, reportedly bathed themselves and washed their clothes in sinks in one Phoenix facility.

Reveal’s Aura Bogado reports that MVM has operated at least two facilities in the city, which she...

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Poodletime II: the Return of Poodletime
<a href="https://splinternews.com/russian-woman-who-allegedly-tried-to-set-up-trump-putin-1827645542" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">Russian Woman Who Allegedly Tried to Set Up Trump-Putin Meeting Charged With Espionage</a>

Maria Butina, a 29-year old Russian woman who reportedly aided an attempt to to set up a ‘backdoor’ meeting between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin in May 2016, was arrested on Sunday and charged on Monday with “conspiracy to act as an agent of foreign government.”

The New York Times reports:

At the behest of a senior Russian government official, the woman, Mariia Butina, made connections...

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<a href="https://splinternews.com/fox-friends-has-no-idea-how-to-handle-this-trump-puti-1827652823" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');"><i>Fox &amp; Friends </i>Has No Idea How to Handle This Trump-Putin Situation</a>

You know things are bad in Trumpland when even the president’s cheerleaders at Fox News are completely at a loss as to how to react to his bugfuck insane press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

On Tuesday morning, Fox & Friends had the unenviable task of accurately describing President Trump’s total meltdown on the world stage without actually alienating the president himself....

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<a href="https://splinternews.com/house-republicans-are-getting-their-asses-kicked-in-fun-1827674186" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">House Republicans Are Getting Their Asses Kicked in Fundraising</a>

As we get closer and closer to November, it’s becoming clearer that the House Republican majority is in deep trouble. And according to new fundraising numbers, it could be worst-case scenario territory for Republican incumbents.

Politico reports that Democrats in fifty-six House districts outraised the Republican incumbents that they’re facing in November over the last quarter; sixteen of...

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The Dreaded Rear Admiral
Pink Floyd Mayweather III
Tiffany Hayes Steals, Then Scores An Extremely Badass Buzzer-Beater
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The Connecticut Sun probably thought they would be the only ones with a buzzer beating opportunity as the clock wound down in their 83-83 game with the Atlanta Dream tonight. But they didn’t factor in the otherworldly range of Dream guard Tiffany Hayes.

As the Sun’s Jasmine Thomas tried to drive the lane and break the...

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Awesome's Razor
Report: Cardinals TE Ricky Seals-Jones Arrested After Hotel Refuses To Let Him Go To The Bathroom

Arizona Cardinals tight end Ricky Seals-Jones was reportedly arrested by Scottsdale Police over the weekend and charged with assault, disorderly conduct, and criminal trespassing. From the information available, the arrest happened for a very dumb reason: He really had to go to the bathroom.

The police report says that employees at the W Hotel refused to let Seals-Jones, who appeared...

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Arsène Wenger: Oh God, What Was I Doing At Arsenal For The Last 22 Years?

Pretty much the entire back half of manager Arsène Wenger’s 22-year tenure with Arsenal could be forgotten with little consequence. After winning a couple titles and then going unbeaten in the 2003-04 Premier League season, Wenger’s accomplishments quickly thinned—a mix of third- and fourth-place finishes balanced out by a few late-career FA Cup victories.

A slide out of Champions League...

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French Canadian Montana
Hollow Knight’s final free DLC expansion, Gods and Glory, will be out on August 23

Hollow Knight’s final free DLC expansion, Gods and Glory, will be out on August 23. Described as the “final chapter” for the Knight, it’ll add new bosses, NPCs, music, and quests to the already enormous game . Check out the Team Cherry blog for more.


Wales Oppomeet. Places to stay and confirmation form

With the 5-day Wales meet less than 6 weeks away it’s time for us to start booking some places to stay. Who want to join us?

More details about the trip here:

Wales Meet coming in 2 months. More details here! Registration form added!

As stated last Summer, we’re planning on doing a big European meet in 2018. There has been some…

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March 26-30. Wales, UK. We’ll be driving a...

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CaptDale - is secretly British
Cleveland Cop Caught Using N-Word in Texts, Gets Slap on the Wrist

A Cleveland police detective, who works in a predominantly black neighborhood, was found to have used the n-word to refer to Ohio State football players, according to an internal police investigation.

For his infraction, Det. John Kraynik, who works in Cleveland’s Fourth District, basically received a slap on the wrist (Cleveland.com reports that he was issued a lesser penalty than a written...

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You Can Now Play Most Of <i>World Of Warcraft</i> Just By Subscribing

World of Warcraft has finally gotten with the times. You can now play the game and all but one of its expansion packs just by paying the monthly $15 fee.

As of today, you can play World of Warcraft and every expansion except the most current one—in this case Battle For Azeroth, which isn’t out yet—the moment you subscribe for $15. There’s no longer an upfront fee for the game, or for any of...

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Paul Pogba Bossed The World Cup

Kylian Mbappé’s rifle-shot goal that put the World Cup final firmly in France’s grasp was a fitting flourish on what had been a tremendous tournament for the 19-year-old prodigy. If France’s run to glory was paced by one player, it was Mbappé, whose reality bending runs and lethal finishing elevated his team to a level above the competition. But there was also Paul Pogba.

Finishing is the...

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Scoop K
Pirates Plunder Walk-Off Win On Basically The Open Sea
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Playing extra innings on Sunday in a ballpark that had essentially become an extension of the Allegheny River, the Pirates managed to capture a walk-off victory. First baseman Josh Bell was the one who showed off his sea legs and sent Milwaukee to Davy Jones’s locker, crushing the ball about 60 fathoms deep into...

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Jude Law interpretará a un joven Albus Dumbledore en la secuela de <i>Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them</i>

Dumbledore, el director de Hogwarts en la franquicia de libros (y películas) de Harry Potter , regresará en la secuela de Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them , la nueva saga de este universo cinematográfico. La gran diferencia es que esta vez será mucho más joven .

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them es una historia maravillosa que no necesita de Harry Potter

Pocas cosas son más...

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Antoine Griezmann May Be The Last, Biggest Derrick Rose Fan On Earth

French striker Antoine Griezmann—noted NBA and, specifically, Derrick Rose fan who unfortunately also once painted his entire body black while donning an afro and Harlem Globetrotters uniform—won a World Cup on Sunday. And he played a huge role in the final, delivering the free kick that led to France’s first goal and sinking a penalty for their second. After the game, with a very large...

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French Canadian Montana
Watch This Weird Old Japanese Home Run Derby Featuring Barry Bonds, Jason Giambi, And Bernie Williams

MLB’s single-elimination bracket format has revitalized the Home Run Derby—last night ruled —but can we do even better? As with game shows, the Japanese remain light years ahead of us in Home Run Derby technology.

Reading a Sam Miller ESPN column yesterday, I stumbled across something I had regrettably never seen before: A 2002 Japanese television show featuring Barry Bonds, Jason Giambi, and...

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John, Maddened
Kill The Bat
Donald Trump Pauses Historically Embarrassing Press Conference To Toss A Soccer Ball At His Wife
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Donald Trump just finished up a joint press conference with Russian president Vladimir Putin, during which he has stopped just short of offering to lay down on the stage and suck Putin’s toes. He also interacted strangely with a soccer ball before bouncing it in the direction of his wife:

This was probably the most...

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Norm Charlatan
My 84-Year-Old Neighbor Has The Only Good NBA Takes

Bloomington, Ind. — Iris Clawson, who turns 85 this year, loves at least three things in life: puzzles, westerns, and the National Basketball Association. “Every night I turn on the TV to see if there are any games,” she says, and during the regular season she watches five or six a week.

Iris and I live on the same street in Bloomington, Indiana; another thing she loves is children, including...

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How to Use Uber's New Pickup Tools to Find Your Driver Faster

When you’re calling an Uber to pick you up from your house, finding your driver isn’t hard (usually). When you’re calling an Uber to pick you up from a more crowded location, things can get way more complicated.

To make this process a little easier, Uber released a new tool this week called “Spotlight,” a digital flare of sorts you can hold up to catch the attention of your driver and set you...

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