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An Explosion in North Haven, Conn. Has Left Multiple Cops Wounded.

At least eight officers were injured in a North Haven, Conn. barn explosion amid a “very violent domestic call,” The Associated Press reports.

“This started late this afternoon,” First Selectman Michael Freda told WTIC-TV according to AP. Police “were trying to coax him … out of the house and really try to calm the situation down. Then things took a turn for the worse with an explosion.”

According to CBS News, the incident began around 2 p.m. on Tuesday when a female victim, who had escaped her home after being held hostage by her husband for three days, entered North Haven Police headquarters and reported the incident. The suspect reportedly “barricaded” himself inside of the barn shortly before the explosion.

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Dwyane Wade Surprised James Shaw Jr. on The Ellen Show. We’re Not Crying. YOU’RE Crying.

James Shaw Jr.—the hero who grabbed the gun from the Tennessee Waffle House shooter in April—met his idol, Dwyane Wade, during Wednesday’s episode of The Ellen Show.

“I know you don’t want to be called a hero, but I look at you as an American hero,” Wade told Shaw before gifting him with a $20,000 check. “When I sit down with my kids and I sit down and talk to them about role models and who I want them to look up to, I tell them to go look up James Shaw Jr.”

Watch the heartstring-tugging moment below.

This Teen Got Accepted into Not 1, Not 2, But 113 Whole Colleges. 😲😲😲

Imagine graduating from high school and having 113 colleges to choose from. That’s what happened to 17-year-old Jasmine Harrison of North Carolina, who received $4.5 million in scholarships AND acceptance letters from hundreds of higher learning institutions.

According to WFMY, Harrison used the Common Application, the Common Black College Application, and College Foundation of North Carolina College Application Week to apply to multiple schools simultaneously.

“On those late nights when I was filling out those applications with my mom and we just felt like we cannot do this, we just ended up singing gospel songs together to get through the night,” Harrison said. “When I got the first couple in the mail, I was like, ‘Okay, this is really happening.’ I didn’t really think I’d be able to do that by myself.”

Out 👏🏽 here 👏🏽 flourishing. 👏🏽

Bill Cosby’s Name & Likeness Are Being Removed from the TV Academy’s Website.

“The former Cosby Show star’s name no longer appears on the Academy’s online honorees list and a statue of Cosby that once was installed in the Hall of Fame Plaza will not be returning after being removed during renovations,” The Hollywood Reporter says. The Academy joins Temple University, Bounce TV and others as they all remove honors previously given to the disgraced actor/comedian.

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