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Ga. College Freshman Fatally Stabbed After Confronting Man Groping Women

A Georgia college freshman was fatally stabbed Tuesday as he tried to help three women who were being groped and harassed.

FBI Arrests Mich. Man Who Allegedly Sprayed Mouse Poison on Food 

A Michigan man has been arrested by the FBI on charges he sprayed a toxic mixture of hand cleaner, water and mice poison onto food inside at least three grocery stores.

University in Ohio Pays Former Football Player $712,000 to Settle Concussion Lawsuit 

Bowling Green State University will pay former football player Cody Silk $712,000 to settle Silk's claims that coaches and medical staff forced him to continue practicing even after he reported concussive symptoms that have led to permanent brain injury.

According to the Associated Press, Silk, an offensive lineman from Sterling Heights, Mich., suffered three concussions during a practice in the fall of 2010.

In the days that followed, Silk claimed he could not remember his name or where he had parked his car, AP reports. Silk said that during following practices, he suffered severe head pain and reported this to the coaching and medical staff, but was never given proper treatment.  

Bowling Green State said in a statement viewed by AP that Silk signed a liability release and assumed the risk when he decided to play for the school. The university also said that it did nothing to injure the former player and settled the lawsuit because it didn't want to risk going to trial. The settlement agreement also prevents Silk from bringing further legal action against the school.

Silk stopped playing football in 2010 and said he dropped out of school because of the concussive symptoms. In his lawsuit, he said that he continues to suffer from depression, migraine headaches, anxiety and difficulty sleeping, AP reports.

Read more at the Associated Press

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Captain America: Civil War Is the Blackest Movie Marvel Has Ever Made

In the last few years of the Obama era, the phrase “ __ is the blackest thing ever” has become a bit overused. Beyoncé’s latest video is the blackest thing ever! This meme is the blackest thing ever! Barack/Michelle just did the blackest thing ever! And so on, and so on. The problem is that the only way something could truly be the blackest thing ever is if said thing were initially so white, so nonblack and so ultimately devoid of any color that, by default, adding people of color made it the blackest thing ever.

Mom of the Year: Holly Robinson Peete’s Reality Is All Too Real

We were first introduced to Holly Robinson Peete as the doe-eyed doyenne from 21 Jump Street in the ’80s, a brown girl on TV who used to bust wayward teens with heartthrob Johnny Depp. Fast forward 30 years, and Peete is now mother of four, married for 20 years, an entrepreneur working on her own lifestyle brand, a tireless advocate, and a “blacktress of a certain age” trying to make it happen.

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Kanye West, Nas & French Montana ‘Figure It Out’ In New Video

ONE TIME USE ONLY Just three guys hanging in an airplane boneyard.

Prince Group The Family Re-Release ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’ With Video

(Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) "It's with a musically heavy heart that tonight we honor our dear friend and musical collaborator Prince on what's to be seven hours and 13 days after his passing,"

Beyoncé Adds Seven Dates to Formation Tour

(Frank Micelotta/Parkwood Entertainment via Getty Images) Prognosticators at Billboard expect this to be Beyoncé's most lucrative tour yet.

‘Hamilton’ Creator Sings with J.J. Abrams to Honor Star Wars Day

ONE TIME USE ONLY Together they performed "Jabba Flow," composed for the cantina scene in the latest installment of the franchise.

Justin Bieber Flexes at Brooklyn Concert

Justin Bieber (Maria Ives for Radio.com) Bieber's career-spanning show thrilled the Brooklyn audience.

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The brother of NBA star DeMarcus Cousins was tased and arrested for fighting in a Tampa nightclub early this morning ... but we're told DeMarcus was pulled away from the fracas before cops got involved.  Both DeMarcus and Jaleel Cousins had…

50 Cent -- Donates $100k to Autism Speaks

50 Cent just went above and beyond to make good with the 19-year-old man he mocked on social media -- he's donated $100,000 to Autism Speaks ... TMZ has learned. Fiddy referred to the video he posted of Andrew Farrell, saying, "I want to turn…

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Prince -- 911 Caller May Have Big Criminal Issues

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