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Leave it to an audacious company like Vice Media to strike a ballsy deal with HBO.

The expanded pact announced Thursday between the two companies would have been impressive in its own right were it just contained to their existing weekly series and a whole new channel to be launched as part of the pay cabler’s new a la carte service, HBO Now.

But the doozy of this deal with a new-media dynamo is a decidedly old-media move: creating a daily TV newscast on HBO’s linear channel. While details of what exactly this newscast will be are sparse beyond an expected premiere in the fourth quarter of the year, it’s hard not to interpret this move as an invasion into one of TV’s most sacred wheelhouses: the evening newscast.

Even before Brian Williams’ career went up in flames at NBC last month, the 6:30 p.m. broadcast berth has looked very vulnerable to…

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Drug users inject herion in a lane way at Kings Cross, instead of using the inje

An Indiana man is currently behind bars for accepting heroin as a form of rent payment from his roommate.

George Allen Feuston Jr. was charged with two counts of heroin and selling the drug out of his home. The 38-year-old allowed his drug dealer, Laramie Devon Lawson, to live with him and willingly took a half-gram a day as rent “payment.” According to the Indy Star:

Officers with the Muncie Police Department’s narcotics unit received tips that “there is usually a subject from out of state that stays in a room and Feuston is dealing that subject’s drugs.”

Feuston Jr. was placed on a $20,000 bond, while Lawson was given a $50,000 bond on Wednesday. He also admitted that he would help sell two and a half to four grams of heroin daily for his roomie-dealer while he was away. 

…At least he didn’t pay in gum.

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For this year’s International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade, the United Nations unveiled a special memorial honoring the theme of “Women and Slavery.”

The piece, called “The Ark of Return” by Rodney Leon, was chosen in 2013 out of over 300 entries from all over the world. While the piece represents the millions of people forced into the tragic transatlantic slave trade, this year focused on women in slavery and their ability to keep African cultures alive despite the enduring hardships they suffered.

“Not only did enslaved women endure the harsh conditions of forced labor…

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