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The man tasked with overseeing the public relations strategy for Ferguson, Mo. in the wake of the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer was dropped from his contract Thursday after the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported he was a convicted killer.
"The Daily Show" aired a segment Thursday night that had reportedly led to a showdown between Native Americans and diehard Washington Redskins fans, although little of the hostility the team's loyalists later said they experienced appeared to make the cut.
Former Vice President Dick Cheney said Wednesday that he was "stunned" President Obama mentioned last month's police shooting in Ferguson, Mo. in the same breath as the conflict in the Middle East during his United Nations speech.
ESPN announced Wednesday that it suspended commentator Bill Simmons for three weeks, after the Grantland editor-in-chief dared the company to punish him for comments he made about NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.
A man who said he witnessed an epic fistfight last weekend at an Anchorage, Alaska party that allegedly included Sarah Palin's family was reportedly fired from his job after telling ABC's "Good Morning America" what he saw.