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Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges came under seriously ridiculous racially-charged scrutiny this week when local police chastised her for making this gesture with a young man involved with a Twin Cities charity. As you can see in this video, the hand sign was clearly the result of an awkward "how do I pose" sort of moment. Local TV station KSPT had another story: That the mayor was intentionally making a "gang sign" with the volunteer, a former felon.



The other twist in the story? Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau was just off camera during that entire photo shoot, on the far left here:



Something seems fishy here, beyond mere ignorance and hasty sensationalized news reporting. The best response so far has come from the mayor's husband, Greg Cunningham:



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Rick Santorum may have said some pretty crazy stuff in the past, but that’s nothing compared to this woman.

Santorum was taking questions at the South Carolina National Security Action Summit last weekend, when a lady stepped up to the microphone and went off on the most insane rant ever.

Did you know President Obama the “Communist dictator” once tried to nuke Charleston? Yup, according this retired school teacher it’s totally true.

“He’s trying to destroy the United States,” she says. “The Congress knows this. What kind of games is the Congress of the United States playing with the citizens of the United States?”

She doesn’t seem to ever really get to the meat of her question and eventually they cut her off. But it takes a while, and Santorum just stands there pretending to listen.

“I’m not a sitting member of the Senate,” he says afterwards. “So I’m not taking blame for any of that stuff.”

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If that headline looks familiar, it's only because that's the joke that the famed U2 guitar player is going to have to live with for the next six months of his life. There he is in Vancouver during Thursday night's show, perfecting his art of "holding down a few chords and letting it reverb" before accidentally taking a Looney Tunes step right over the edge.

Once the cartoon dust settled, The Edge only had a few minor injuries and the show continued on as normal. Whether or not that's a good thing, we'll leave up to you.

The Internet made fun of the Apple Pencil hard.
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Yesterday, Apple had one of its events which makes you spend the next few hours madly adjusting your spending expectations for the year. There, they announced the Apple Pencil.

It's a neat little thing, but it's also a total stylus with a fancy name and a $100 price tag.

So, the Internet had at it.











There were also a lot of the jokes you would completely expect, but still welcome.





And then there was the Apple Pencil Pro:



But the troll of all trolls came from America's diner and weird Twitter participant — Denny's.