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Poker-playing Twitch star dies after being electrocuted in bathroom

According to Russian state media reports, via the Evening Standard, 26-year-old Liliya Novikova, aka Liay5 on Twitch, was discovered by a neighbor in her Moscow apartment after her parents couldn’t reach her by phone. – Josh Katzowitz, The Daily Dot » http://bit.ly/31A3gXZ
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Barack and Michelle Obama Sign Spotify Deal to Produce Exclusive Podcasts

Under the multiyear deal between Spotify and Higher Ground Productions, the former first couple’s production company, Barack and Michelle Obama are set to develop, produce, and lend their voices to select podcasts on a wide range of topics. The agreement is with Higher Ground Audio, a new division of the Higher Ground production company, that is housing the Obamas’ move into podcasts. – Todd Spangler, Variety » http://bit.ly/2IshFMT

YouTube Is Finally Banning Nazis, Holocaust Denial, and Sandy Hook Truthers

The platform will also be “specifically prohibiting videos alleging that a group is superior in order to justify discrimination,” and will delete Nazi videos, it said in a blog post Wednesday. It will “remove content denying that well-documented violent events, like the Holocaust or the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary, took place.“ The enforcement of these changes will take place later today, the platform said but said it will take several months for it to come fully into play. – Mack Lamoureux, MOTHERBOARD » http://bit.ly/2WToZL6

YouTube Star “Fires” Walmart Employees In Prank Gone Bad, Draws Condemnations

“This prank is offensive and the people responsible are no longer welcome in our stores,” Walmart said in a statement to Click 2 Houston. “We’ve taken actions on behalf of our associates, including asking YouTube to remove the video and calling their attention to the bullying nature of this hoax. Our associates work hard every day to serve our customers. They do a fantastic job, deserve better than being subjected to such disrespect, and will continue to have our full support.” – Bruce Haring, Deadline Hollywood » http://bit.ly/2WFbaMO
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