• Texas teacher who had sex almost daily with 13-year-old student gets 10 years in prison

    A former Texas middle-school teacher who was impregnated by a 13-year-old student has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. Alexandria Vera, 25, was facing up to 30 years behind bars after pleading guilty to aggravated sexual assault of a child in November. She admitted to police that a relationship that started with Instagram messages between her and the boy blossomed into a romance - one that the boy’s family approved of. A judge in the 209th District Court in Houston said during Vera’s sentencing hearing on Friday that he does not believe the former English teacher is a danger to children or a classic pedophile, the Houston Chronicle reported. But Judge Michael McSpadden said he wants to send

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  • NBD, just a massive alligator out for a stroll

    Nothing to see here, just a ginormous alligator casually sauntering across your path. Kim Joiner, a visitor to Circle B Bar Reserve near Lakeland, Florida, took the video over the weekend, according to Storyful. She described the encounter as "very exciting." SEE ALSO: Alligator seems to go for a little ride on a manatee Joiner said the alligator was about 12 feel long and that while she took the photos from a safe distance, she was "close enough." According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission, the state record for an alligator is 14 feet 3.5 inches. Video credit: Kim Joiner via Storyful UPDATE: Jan. 16, 2017, 3:21 p.m. EST This post was updated to include information from the photographer.

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  • Selena Gomez Wears Red Leather in a Way You're Guaranteed to Have Never Seen Before

    Selena Gomez might be the ultimate style chameleon. For Sunday's InStyle Golden Globes afterparty, Selena chose a vaguely boho, ethereal off-the-shoulder white gown from J. Mendel. But last night? Selena did a complete style 180. With the help of her stylist, Kate Young, Selena selected a long, red leather Louis Vuitton dress to attend the Sixth Biennial UNICEF Ball in Los Angeles. Far from appearing heavy, the dress seemed relatively weightless thanks to floral cutout details and a ruffle around the neck. While at the event, Selena made the rounds and said hello to some of her very stylish friends, including new face of Louis Vuitton Léa Seydoux and designer Nicolas Ghesquière. Louis Vuitton

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  • Aly Raisman and Simone Biles Are Redefining the 2017 SI Swimsuit Issue

    After stunning the world at the Rio Olympics last Summer, gold-medal gymnasts Aly Raisman and Simone Biles are back and better than ever, continuing their pursuit of blowing our minds, this time on the cover of the 2017 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. The girls are taking the modeling world by storm, and we think they are the perfect candidates for this year's famed issue. "Aly and Simone represent all that is beautiful and strong and inspiring in women today," said MJ Day, SI Swimsuit Issue editor. "Women that are not only elite athletes, that are captivating and impressive in their own professional accomplishments (lots and lots of Olympic gold medals between them), but strikingly sexy and

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  • Peta Murgatroyd Bra Selfie Reminds Us Post-Baby Body Expectations Are Ridiculous

    The “post-baby body” obsession has, unfortunately, seemingly taken over our culture. Instead of marveling at the fact that women bring forth life from…

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  • Kourtney Kardashian Steps Out with Justin Bieber - But ‘Is Still Serious About Making Things Work with Scott’: Source

    Kourtney Kardashian may have been spotted hitting the town with ex-fling Justin Bieber over the weekend - but the two are now just friends, a source tells PEOPLE. Bieber and Kardashian stopped by West Hollywood hotspot The Peppermint Club on Saturday night, shortly after the reality star left a birthday celebration for Jessica Alba‘s husband Cash Warren. According to a Kardashian source, she and Bieber “hung out together with friends, but didn’t spend the night together.

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  • Al Sharpton Confronted By Activists in Baltimore on How He Helps Young Black Men

    Rev. Al Sharpton was questioned about his motives by some activists when he arrived in Baltimore to preach at the Douglas Memorial Community Church on Sunday, the Washington Free Beacon reports. "They come to exploit tragedies and collect money," Duane G. Davis said about Sharpton in a video he streamed on Facebook Live ahead of Sharpton's arrival at the church. "How much money he going to get paid to speak here?" Davis mostly videotaped the encounter. Another unidentified man questioned Sharpton on topics ranging from race and mass incarceration to gun violence, and asked him what he's doing to help young black men. The man also asked about Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old black man killed by police

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  • People are showing off photos of their scratched up Jet Black iPhone 7 handsets

    Look, we're just going to go ahead and say it: the Jet Black iPhone 7 and the Jet Black iPhone 7 Plus are the most gorgeous smartphones that have ever been created. This is not open to debate. It's a fact. There's simply nothing else like the sleek glossy finish of Apple's Jet Black iPhones, which reflects just the right amount of light to appear as though the glass face of the phone wraps straight around to the back of the device. It's stunning, but there's a pretty big caveat to that bold statement we made. The Jet Black iPhone 7 and the Jet Black iPhone 7 Plus are the most gorgeous smartphones that have ever been created... for about 3 minutes after you first remove one from the box. After that, Apple's Jet Black finish starts to scratch and scuff like crazy, and it's also a magnet for grease and grime. Apple didn't exactly admit how delicate its Jet Black finish is when it unveiled the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus last September, but it did post a disclaimer on its website. Here's that disclaimer in full: The high-gloss finish of the jet black iPhone 7 is achieved through a precision nine-step anodization and polishing process. Its surface is equally as hard as other anodized Apple products; however, its high shine may show fine micro-abrasions with use. If you are concerned about this, we suggest you use one of the many cases available to protect your iPhone. Translation: the Jet Black finish on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus is going to scratch. A lot. We've shown you what happens to the Jet Black iPhone finish in a couple of different posts. One showed a Jet Black iPhone 7 Plus after three months , and another showed a Jet Black iPhone 7 Plus after just two months . Both of those posts were scary for potential Jet Black iPhone owners, and now there are even more examples of what Apple's sleek new iPhone finish looks like with normal wear and tear. A post on Reddit from over the weekend asked people to share what their Jet Black iPhones look like now that they've been used. Several people complied, and the photos they shared give us a good idea of what happens to Jet Black iPhones when they're in your hands as opposed to being featured in photos on Apple's website. Reddit user KateWalls shared the highest-quality photos in the thread, and you can see plenty of fine scratching on her Jet Black iPhone 7 Plus - which is only two weeks old. She does note that in person, the scratches are more visible on the antenna bands than they are on the aluminum housing. Here are a couple of examples from her post: There's definitely plenty of scratching there but as you can see, it's much more visible at certain angles to the light. Another user named ctsikh posted one photo of his Jet Black iPhone 7, and you can clearly see some scratching. You can also see how much grease and dirt the Jet Black finish picks up - remember my tweet showing a Jet Black iPhone 7 Plus that had been handled by customers in an Apple store? Yeah. https://twitter.com/zacharye/status/778223454935982080 If those photos don't scare you, this one from Redditor polygonarsenal definitely will: He used a filter to accentuate the scratches, which look downright terrible. This is pretty much the stuff nightmares are made of. There are a bunch more photos in the thread on Reddit , so definitely check them out.

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  • Obamas, out. Trumps, in: Flipping the White House is a 5-hour sprint

    When Donald Trump walks into the White House for the first time as president on Jan. 20, his suits will be hanging in his closet, his personal photos will be displayed on perfectly placed tables, and his toothbrush will be near his favorite brand of toothpaste in his bathroom. "The entire house has to be just the way the incoming family wants it," former White House chief usher Stephen Rochon said. And nothing can be touched until the Obamas pull out of the White House driveway for the inauguration ceremony that same day. "It's more like less than five hours," Rochon said. The retired rear admiral oversaw the Executive Mansion from 2007-2011, including the transition between President George

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