NASHVILLE (Reuters) – Children in Tennessee will have to get used to holding a pencil again next year when new cursive handwriting standards go into effect in schools throughout the state.

    

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By TMZ Staff Nick Cannon is the one who decided to bail on his marriage — not Mariah — sources connected with the couple tell TMZ.Nick has made it clear to all involved … he’s deeply concerned about Mariah’s emotional state and is ending the marriage for the…

    

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By TMZ Staff Iggy Azalea took a massive tumble off the stage she was performing on Friday night … and the video is intense.Azalea was rapping her hit song “Fancy” during a pre-VMA party at the Avalon when she lost sight of the stage and went down like the…

    

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By TMZ Staff One of the men suspected of beheading American journalist James Foley was once an aspiring rapper. Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary — a 24-year old who reportedly left home last year to fight in Syria’s civil war — used to go by the name L. Jinny … and…

    

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By TMZ Staff John Witherspoon has thrown cold water on the homages to Robin Williams … saying he was a hardcore junkie.Witherspoon — who played the grandfather in “Friday” — worked with Robin back in 1977 on the set of “The Richard…

    

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By TMZ Staff Former UFC fighter Kyle Kingsbury needed post-MMA career guidance — so he turned to an ancient hallucinogenic concoction to show him the way … and it worked. Kingsbury — who famously flashed a pair of “Legalize Gay” undies before his…

    

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By TMZ Staff Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon are done. But it seems Kevin Hart and his ex-wife are never done. So we gotta ask …

    

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By TMZ Staff Shia LaBeouf called 911 after coming face-to-face with an intruder at his L.A. home … and you hear Shia scream at the strange woman, “Don’t touch me!.”LaBeouf — who sounds relatively calm — tells dispatchers a woman who’d been stalking him for…

    

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By TMZ Staff TMZ Sports has obtained a photo of the woman who claims she was attacked by former Texas A&M football star Isaiah Golden … and it appears to show redness and bruising on her face. We broke the story … 20-year-old Golden (a former…

    

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By TMZ Staff Petra Ecclestone just dropped a million bucks on 3 cars parked in the driveway of her massive L.A. mansion … which seems odd for someone who’s selling the place and moving to England, right?Petra — whose dad Bernie is a billionaire Formula…

    

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By TMZ Staff With the surge of big-booty stars like Nicki Minaj, Iggy Azalea and Kim Kardashian it’s no surprise famous people are taking to the web to put their backsides on blast!Can you guess which celebs are the proud owners of these instagram assets?!

    

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By TMZ Staff Sean “Diddy” Combs’ let one of his reality show contestants slip through his hands … because she’s got real talent — FILMING HERSELF GIVE BIRTH IN A CAR.Brianna Smith — who lost Season 1 of “I Wanna Work For Diddy” — was racing to a Houston…

    

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BOSTON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A cyber attack at a firm that performs background checks for U.S. government employees compromised data of at least 25,000 workers, including some undercover investigators, and that number could rise, agency officials said on Friday.

    

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By TMZ Staff A 6-foot long snake — believed to be an anaconda — just bit a dancer during a VMA run-through for Sunday’s show … TMZ has learned.Nicki Minaj was on stage performing her hit, “Anaconda” when a female dancer was squared bit by the reptile in…

    

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WASHINGTON D.C./SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Todd Park, President Barack Obama’s chief technology officer who played a role in fixing the flawed Healthcare.gov website, is moving to a new job recruiting top Silicon Valley talent to government, a source familiar with the situation said on Friday.

    

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(Reuters) – Amazon Inc is planning to develop its own software for placing advertisements online, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing people with knowledge of the matter.

    

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By TMZ Staff The California Highway Patrol is investigating Steve-O for breaking the law during his SeaWorld protest.Steve-O essentially made a video confession … giving a blow-by-blow of how he defaced a public sign on the 5 Freeway which leads to the theme…

    

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By TMZ Staff Mike Evans’ agent tells TMZ Sports … the NFL knew all about Mike’s involvement in a nightclub fistfight in Miami BEFORE the 2014 NFL Draft … and says the teams ultimately deemed it a “non-issue.”We broke the story … Evans was involved in an…

    

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(Reuters) – Pharmacy chain Walgreen Co suffered a system outage for several hours on Friday, taking all of its 8,200 pharmacy outlets offline and delaying prescription orders.

    

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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Archaeologists have found two ancient Mayan cities hidden in the jungle of southeastern Mexico, and the lead researcher says he believes there are “dozens” more to be found in…

    

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PORTLAND Ore. (Reuters) – The state of Oregon sued Oracle America Inc. and six of its top executives Friday, accusing the software giant of fraud for failing to deliver a working website for the Affordable Care Act program.

    

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FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) – Ever since a white police officer shot dead an unarmed black teenager nearly two weeks ago, De’Joneiro Jones has found himself drawn again and again to the makeshift memorial…

    

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By TMZ Staff Chief Keef should call Columbus Short in jail … so Short can explain to him if you blow off court you get thrown in the pokey.Keef was otherwise occupied and didn’t show for his DUI hearing in Highland Park, IL … it’s not much of a case –…

    

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By TMZ Staff On a purely visual level … it’s understandable how Beverly Hills cops got fooled by the guy claiming to be former Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott WeilandJason Michael Hurley — the guy who claimed he was Scott after getting busted for…

    

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WASHINGTON D.C. (Reuters) – The U.S. chief technology officer who oversaw the troubled rollout of Healthcare.gov is stepping down and moving into a new role recruiting top Silicon Valley talent into government, a source familiar with the situation said on Friday.

    

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