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Michael Jackson's family has lost its bid to hold AEG Live accountable for the singer's death 2009. A jury sided with the concert promoter on Wednesday. Why?

The jury ruled AEG Live did hire Dr. Conrad Murray, which was key for the family, but the jury then ruled Conrad Murray was NOT unfit or incompetent.

Game over.

The issue that ultimately torpedoed Katherine Jackson's case was whether Murray was competent to treat MJ when he was hired. The jury said he was.

It's an interesting finding, as Murray was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in criminal court for going rogue and doing things that killed Jackson.

Because he was competent at the onset, however, and because AEG's responsibility for his actions as well as Jackson's is limited, the family lost.

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U.S. law enforcement authorities raided and have have shut down the online drug and criminal activity marketplace Silk Road, according to reports.

The FBI arrested Silk Road owner Ross William Ulbricht, 29, also known as "Dread Pirate Roberts," in California on Tuesday, court filings indicate.

Silk Road Grab

Federal prosecutors in New York charged Ulbricht with narcotics trafficking conspiracy, computer hacking conspiracy and money laundering conspiracy.

"Silk Road has emerged as the most sophisticated and extensive criminal marketplace on the Internet today," FBI agent Christopher Tarbell said.

According to Tarbell, the site was used by "several thousand drug dealers" to buy and sell "hundreds of kilograms of illegal drugs" among other items.

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This is one of the stranger stories you'll ever read:

A two-year old boy in China was forced into emergency surgery this week after physicians discovered that his unborn, parasitic twin brother's fetus was actually growing inside his belly.

The child's stomach had grown so enlarged that he had trouble breathing, prompting his parents to take him to the emergency room and doctors to conduct an MRI that revealed the shocking undeveloped fetus.

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Sacramento couple Cat and David Kaufman had a storybook relationship. They met. They loved. They married.

"We were each other's best friend," Cat said.

But after 20 years of marriage, things changed for the couple. For starters, Cat realized she was attracted to women. Then David became Dani.

When Cat realized her attraction to women, she knew she had to tell her husband. She also knew it would be the end of their marriage and could potentially destroy their relationship.

"I could tell she was really nervous," Dani said.

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Authorities in Harlem found 14 bags of marijuana in the backpack of a 3 year old at The New LIFE school  in Harlem on Friday morning. 

14 bags. Of marijuana. In a 3 year old's backpack. Put there by an adult friend of her family.

File this one under: RAGE.

Toddler Backpack

A teacher at the child's school called the police after smelling marijuana on the toddler. Upon investigating, police found the 14 bags of marijuana which had been put there at some point before the toddler was taken to school.

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Lynne Spalding, 57, was admitted to San Francisco General Hospital for treatment on September 19 and underwent treatment for infection.

Two days later, on September 21, Lynne Spalding disappeared.

San Francisco authorities and Spalding's family are seeking information on her whereabouts and appealing to the public for help in locating her.

Lynne Spalding

"Lynne is an upbeat, lively person and her family's at a complete loss over her disappearance," family spokesperson David Perry said, in an interview with People.

Spalding, who had recently lost a great deal of weight, was being treated for an infection. Her condition was improving and listed as "fair" though family noted she seemed "very confused" when they last saw her. 

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Tom Clancy, one of the best-selling authors of his generation, died yesterday at a hospital in Baltimore. He was 66 years old.

The novelist was best known and respected for his detailed portrayal of the espionage and military world.

He wrote such successes as The Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger and The Sum of All Fears and created the character of Jack Ryan, who went on to be played on the big screen by such stars as Harrison Ford and Ben Affleck.

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Touche! Next Media Animation has posted a response to former employee Marina Shifrin, who danced her way out of a job in a video that went viral this week.

Jaded twenty-something Shifrin posted a video of herself announcing her exit from the Taiwanese video animation company and dancing to Kanye West's "Gone."

Now her spurned employer is looking to have the last laugh, though:

The company's takeoff of Shifrin's "I Quit" message? "We're hiring!"

The video by NMA - the company that makes those hilarious animated, Asian reenactments of current events - makes a few tongue-in-cheek references to Shifrin's.

Pitching potential candidates with the perks of the job, it lists the apparent opportunities to satisfy your boss' need for revenge among the selling points.

Who's the winner here, NMA or Marina Shifrin? You decide ...

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Turns out, there is one positive to come out of this week's government shutdown.

Aside from John Boehner swinging naked on a wrecking ball, that is.

With Congress unable to come to a funding agreement by September 30, all national parks and monuments have now been closed, a crushing blow to anyone planning to visit Yosemite in the near future...

... And also to a Maryland based Ku Klux Klan chapter who had received a special-use permit to hold a rally at Gettysburg National Military Park on Saturday.

The event was scheduled to protest illegal immigration and also to demand that President Obama produce proof of American citizenship.

But the group has been forced to cancel the rally after park officials rescinded all permits due to the shutdown. Might Congress have had this in mind all along? And isn't truly acting like a bunch of self-centered, immature idiots?

Sigh. We doubt it.

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A Jeopardy contestant was flat-out hosed this week because of his accent, specifically the way he pronounced "Elaine" as in Elaine Benes from Seinfeld.

The question in the "Name TV Role" category was essentially "Julia Louis-Dreyfus' character on Seinfeld," and Fidelito Cortes responded, "Elaine."

Host Alex Trebek said this was incorrect, however, and moved on to another contestant who guessed "Benes." The other contestant was deemed correct.

Trebek then corrected Cortes on his pronunciation. Check it out:

Viewers took to Twitter to bash the show. Some choice Tweets:

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