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The third day of Electric Zoo has been canceled due to a pair of spectator deaths at the New York City music festival.

A statement from loval government cites "serious health risks" and confirms that at least four people became “critically ill” and two died in the first two days of the event, likely as a result of "the drug MDMA (ecstasy, or molly).”

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The victims have been identified a 24-year old from Rochester and a 20-year old from Providence, the former of whom attended the festival with members of his Syracuse University fraternity.

“The founders of Electric Zoo send our deepest condolences to the families of the two people who passed away this weekend,” reads a statement on promoter Made Event’s website. “Because there is nothing more important to us than our patrons, we have decided in consultation with the New York City Parks Department that there will be no show today.”

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Veteran British journalist has passed away at the age of 74, according to the BBC.

Frost died of a suspected heart attack on Saturday night aboard the Queen Elizabeth cruise ship, where he was due to give a speech, his family said.

Frost's career in TV news and entertainment spanned almost half a century.

Frost

Known both for an amiable personality and incisive sit-downs with prominent figures, he won fame around the world for his interviews with Richard Nixon.

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There's toe-ing a fine line between fun and stupid. And then there's this story:

The Downtown Hotel in Dawson City, Canada offers a drink called the Sourtoe Cocktail.

It requires the patron to down a shot of Yukon Jack whiskey with a severed toe (mummified in salt) inside, tasking consumers to touch the toe to their lips in order to earn the world's most disgusting certificate.

But some dude from New Orleans recently stopped by the establishment... ordered the drink... and then PURPOSEFULLY SWALLOWED THE ENTIRE TOE. He subsequently paid the $500 fine required for taking such action and strolled out of the bar.

What did the Toe Captain have to say about this? (Yes, people, there's a Toe Captain.) Watch this video for all the unusual details:

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St. John's Anglican Church in Canada is making a statement against those who say homosexuality is a sin with a sign out front that has gone viral.

The church has quite a sense of humor, as well. The sign reads:

"Jesus had two dads and he turned out just fine!"

Jesus Had Two Dads Sign

Christian principle teaches that Jesus is the son of God, but was cared for during his 33 years on Earth, in part, by his birth mother’s husband, Joseph.

Rev. Duncan Lyon’s wife told The Blaze this week that the message is still outside the Niagara Falls, Ont., church and that the motivation it is obvious.

“I’m sure you can sort it out yourself,” she said.

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Reports are continuing to circulate regarding the alleged execution Hyon Song-wol, the rumored former lover of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.

Various South Korean media sources have claimed Kim's ex-girlfriend was executed by firing squad for violating pornography laws earlier this month.

The unconfirmed reports claim Hyon Song-wol was executed by firing squad with 11 others after the group allegedly made and sold a sex tape.

A singer in North Korea's famed Unhasu Orchestra, Hyon was slain along with members of the orchestra and the Wangjaesan Light Music Band.

The Chosun Ilbo, South Korea's largest daily newspaper, broke the story.

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Seamus Heaney, Ireland's foremost poet who won the Nobel literature prize in 1995, has died at the age of 74, his family and publisher have confirmed.

The literary great passed away in a Dublin hospital earlier today.

Heaney spent the better part of a half-century exploring the wild beauty of Ireland and the political torment within the nation's soul, to critical and popular acclaim.

With his 13 collections of poetry, two plays, four prose works on the process of poetry, Heaney was widely considered Ireland's best poet since William Butler Yeats.

The Northern Ireland-born Heaney toured universities worldwide after his 1995 Nobel win but significantly curtailed his work following a 2006 stroke.

R.I.P.

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North Korea dictator Kim Jong Un had his own ex-girlfriend and 11 others killed by firing squad earlier this month, according to a shocking new report.

Fox News, citing South Korea’s Chosun Ilbo newspaper, reports that the leader had the woman, a singer named Hyon Song-wol, was arrested August 17.

All of the women were charged with violations tied to pornography laws; filming a sex tape was reportedly the offense that got them arrested and killed.

The alleged executions took place via a firing squad of machine guns, and with the victims’ families looking on, back on August 20, the paper clams.

Chosun Ilbo reported that all 12 of the people killed belonged to the performance art troupes Unhasu Orchestra and Wangjaesan Light Music Band.

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A Montana judge has apologized for comments he made regarding the rape of a 14-year old, though he is standing by his controversial sentencing in the same case.

Yellowstone County Judge G. Todd Baugh came under fire this week when he sentenced Stacey Rambold to only 30 days in jail for the rape of his former student, Cherice Morales, in 2008.

Morales went on to commit suicide two years later.

But criticism of Baugh - along with a petition seeking his resignation - truly amped up after he said Morales was "as much in control of the situation" as Rambold.

He added that the 14-year old was "older than her chronological age."

"I don't know what I was thinking or trying to say," Baugh now tells The Billings Gazette, admitting that he was wrong to say that, but not in his decision.

"It was just stupid and wrong... What I said is demeaning of all women, not what I believe and irrelevant to the sentencing. My apologies to all my fellow citizens."

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Karla Begley, the Canadian mother of Max, a teenager with autism, was the subject of a shocking hate letter earlier this month. Now she's taking a stand.

An anonymous missive from a person in her neighborhood suggested her autistic son should be euthanized, shaking the community and going viral.

How do you fight back against that kind of intolerance and hate?

Begley does not hurl insults or express anger. Rather, she seeks to end ignorance about special needs kids and families, enhancing the public conversation.

She spoke with Love That Max, a site where blogger Ellen Seidman writes about her experience raising a boy (also named Max) with cerebral palsy.

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Disturbing news this week out of Montana:

Stacey Rambold, a former high school teacher convicted of raping a 14-year old student who later committed suicide, was sentenced by a judge to just 30 days in prison.

According to The Billings Gazette, the 54-year old was guilty of at least three sexual encounters with Cherice Morales in 2008.

Weeks prior to her 17th birthday in 2010, the victim killed herself, with Morales' mother testifying that her relationship with Rambold played a major role in her child's suicide.

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