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Police urge people to stop sharing that Christchurch shooter video online

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In a clear act of terror, multiple people have died after gunmen opened fire at mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand on Friday.

New Zealand Police said four suspects are in custody, and that the situation is ongoing.

The city is in lockdown, and the incident has already been described by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern as “one of New Zealand’s darkest days.”

It’s also been reported that one of the attacks was live streamed online on YouTube and Facebook, although the original videos have been since taken down. Clips of the disturbing attack continue to be shared online, and inexplicably, broadcast by news outlets.  Read more…

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People are throwing cheese on their children now, and it's kinda great

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Throwing cheese on your dog was good, but throwing cheese on a small child might be … better?

Yes, improving upon the dog cheese challenge — the only good internet challenge I’ve ever seen — seems impossible. But people have been throwing cheese on their toddlers and there’s a Twitter thread and it’s all so delightful. 

Have you ever seen a crying kid stop crying once there is cheese stuck to their face? It’s a testament to the power of dairy products and also the power of surprise.

Please enjoy this perfect series of videos, and may the small child in your life have some cheese on their face soon. Unless the small child in your life wouldn’t like that. Then don’t do it. These kids, however, seem to really enjoy it.  Read more…

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