Donald Trump has touched The Orb. Here’s what that means

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President Donald Trump’s trip to Saudi Arabia over the weekend went largely as planned. He appeared jovial on his first trip abroad, he announced billions in Saudi investment in the U.S., and his speech on terrorism was well received. 

Last, but not least, he touched The Orb.

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And here’s Trump at the opening of the “Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology” in Riyadh pic.twitter.com/gshRT2nFLU

— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) May 21, 2017

Donald Trump became the first sitting U.S. president to touch The Orb. 

The Orb, of course, has existed long before the United States and even the concept of democracy, government, or even society. Its origins remain unknown and no sitting U.S. president has ever dared touch it, out of both fear and respect for its Power. So what does it mean that Donald Trump touched it? Well, a few things. Read more…

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In Trump’s America, MSNBC and Stephen Colbert are super successful

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MSNBC has long served as an also-ran to Fox News and CNN.

Not anymore. At least, not for now. 

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MSNBC won the ratings battle for cable news channels last week — the first time that’s ever happened. MSNBC bested its competitors in both overall viewers and the highly coveted demo of adults 24 to 54 years of age, according to TV reporter Joe Adalian. 

And not just that. Fox News came in third in that demographic for the first time in nearly two decades.

For 1st time ever @MSNBC is No. 1 cable news net in prime time. For 1st time in 17 years @FoxNews is No. 3 https://t.co/Y8jJeSJVPR pic.twitter.com/Os2992sk3w

— TVNewser (@tvnewser) May 22, 2017 Read more…

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Woman’s $15 ‘costume jewelry’ ring turns out to be worth $450,000

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One lucky woman who paid $15 for a large “costume jewelry” ring got the surprise of her life after learning the ring is worth way, way, WAY more than that. 

Thirty years ago, an unnamed owner bought an “exceptionally sized” stone from a flea market at the West Middlesex hospital in west London, The Guardian reports. She wore the ring for years while shopping and even doing chores before bringing it into Sotheby’s after a jeweler told her it could be valuable. And boy, is it valuable.

The ring, it turns out, is worth $450,000.

A ring she bought for $15 is worth almost half a million…

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Coach is bringing 70’s space vibes with new NASA-themed collection

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If your 2017 fashion icons aren’t Ellen Ripley, the kid from The Shining, or Luke Skywalker in that orange jumpsuit, you need to catch up. 

If they are, then zoinks are you going to want everything from Coach’s new NASA-themed collection, Coach Space, which is riddled with retro designs and colors. It’s a good year for those who can pull off a lot of citrus tones. Bonus points if your hair’s already feathered.

Items like the Dylan bag say “there’s no dirt in space, so go ahead and buy white leather.”

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Google Home has a cute Easter egg about Amazon’s Echo

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In the battle of household robots that people talk to instead of using their phones, at least we can all still be friends.

There’s an arms race going on between Google and Amazon to have the best personal assistant. Amazon has the Echo, and Google has the Home. Each of the slightly creepy robots have their own pros and cons, but Google just one-upped Amazon on cute Easter eggs.

A YouTuber noticed that if you ask Google Home to “say hi to Alexa,” it actually plays off one of the Echo’s automatic responses. 

“I’m so excited, I have a question for her. Alexa, will you be my friend?” the Home asks. Read more…

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Kid rapper releases fidget spinner song that actually kinda slaps

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World, I guess it’s time for you to meet Matt Ox. 

If you don’t already know who this kid is, just consider him a spawn of Post Malone. It’s hard to find much information about him, but Matt Ox is basically the more explicit version of MattyB, and goes as hard as you can get for a kid who raps. 

In “Overwhelming,” he reps his hometown of Philadelphia and boldly raps about getting money—all while twirling some fidget spinners. 

If this is what the future of music is like, then well, we’ve got a lot to look forward to. 

Twirl on, Matt Ox.

Twirl on, Matt Ox.

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Your dream BFFs Rihanna and Lupita Nyong’o are starring in a movie together, just like you wanted

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Sometimes dreams do come true. And we’ve got the Rihanna / Lupita Nyong’o buddy movie of your dreams to prove it. 

Netflix has just scooped up a movie project starring Rihanna and Nyong’o, to be directed by Ava DuVernay (Selma). Issa Rae (Insecure) is in talks to write the screenplay, per Entertainment Weekly

SEE ALSO: Rihanna won the Met Gala again. Goodnight, everyone.

Incredibly, this all started with a tweet.

Rihanna looks like she scams rich white men and lupita is the computer smart best friend that helps plan the scans https://t.co/PhWs1xd3nj

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‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ delayed, but we get new screenshots

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Red Dead Redemption 2 is being delayed until spring 2018, Rockstar Games said today in a blog post.

The sequel to 2010’s epic western game Red Dead Redemption was originally expected to release in fall 2017, but the developer said that building the game “from the ground up for the latest generation of console hardware” requires some extra time.

SEE ALSO: Sit back and enjoy this first, early look at ‘Red Dead Redemption 2’

As a consolation, Rockstar shared six brand new images of Red Dead Redemption 2, including the photo above.

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Astronauts to go on ‘contingency’ spacewalk to fix Space Station

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NASA astronauts Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer are preparing for a hastily-scheduled spacewalk to repair a faulty part on the International Space Station (ISS). 

The “contingency spacewalk,” which will take place on Tuesday morning, is aimed at removing and replacing a part known as the Multiplexer-Demultiplexer (MDM), which failed on Saturday morning. The cause of the failure is not known, NASA said in a blog post on Sunday. 

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While this is not an emergency situation — no lives are at risk on the Space Station as a result of the outage — but having backup systems is critical to the operation of the orbiting laboratory. The MDM is used to keep solar arrays, radiators, and other systems functioning properly.   Read more…

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It sure looks like Infowars misreported its own White House credentials

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Infowars, the far-right news website run by conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, bragged Monday about its new White House press credentials.

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The site’s Washington Bureau Chief, Jerome Corsi, tweeted about obtaining press access with a photo in what looked like the White House briefing room. The website also ran a quick story about what it called “an epic blow” to mainstream media. The story also teased that Alex Jones might attend future meetings.

Corsi spent most of the rest of the day tweeting about the debunked conspiracy surrounding the murder of former Democratic staffer Seth Rich. Read more…

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