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Prince's death is attributed to "fentanyl toxicity."(Photo: Kristian Dowling, Getty Images)


[h=2]A very public ending for an intensely private man[/h]Brace yourselves, Prince fans:<span style="color: Red;">*</span>Here's everything you didn't want to know.<span style="color: Red;">*</span>The official cause of death was released Thursday: Prince died of "fentanyl toxicity," a synthetic opioid 100 times more powerful than morphine. The release, which came in a<span style="color: Red;">*</span>tweet by the medical examiner's office, showed a one-page summary of the autopsy report. That also<span style="color: Red;">*</span>included how much Prince weighed (112 pounds);<span style="color: Red;">*</span>what he was wearing (black cap, black shirt, gray undershirt, black pants, black boxer briefs, black socks);<span style="color: Red;">*</span>his scars (left hip, right lower leg); and how the "injury" occurred:<span style="color: Red;">*</span>"The decedent self-administered fentanyl." Fentanyl is often used to treat people at the end stage of cancer but has recently surged in popularity as an illegal street drug.<span style="color: Red;">*</span>The question now is: How did he get it?
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[h=2]Police found a chilling 'kill list' in the<span style="color: Red;">*</span>UCLA shooting[/h]We now<span style="color: Red;">*</span>know more about the<span style="color: Red;">*</span>UCLA murder-suicide<span style="color: Red;">*</span>shooting.<span style="color: Red;">*</span>Police said Thursday that a<span style="color: Red;">*</span>woman<span style="color: Red;">*</span>on a "kill list" found in the shooter's home had been fatally shot in Minnesota and that two professors<span style="color: Red;">*</span>had also been<span style="color: Red;">*</span>targeted, including the one killed Wednesday at the Los Angeles university. The gunman, who killed himself, was identified<span style="color: Red;">*</span>as<span style="color: Red;">*</span>Mainak Sarkar, 38, of Minnesota, an engineering<span style="color: Red;">*</span>graduate student. We also learned that<span style="color: Red;">*</span>panicked UCLA students<span style="color: Red;">*</span>used belts, cords and other items to secure doors<span style="color: Red;">*</span>they said did not lock. In a sad coincidence, Thursday also happens to be<span style="color: Red;">*</span>#WearOrange day, a social media campaign organized by Everytown for Gun Safety to bring awareness to America's gun violence problem. Actress<span style="color: Red;">*</span>Debra Messing brought awareness, we guess, when she caused a Twitter kerfuffle. (She later followed up<span style="color: Red;">*</span>explaining her thinking.)
[h=2]King Tut was buried with a cosmic dagger[/h]That’s right, Tutankhamun did not go<span style="color: Red;">*</span>into the afterlife ill-prepared.<span style="color: Red;">*</span>New research confirms that a dagger<span style="color: Red;">*</span>buried alongside King Tut was made with iron from a meteorite (cool!). It was one of two discovered in his tomb in 1925,<span style="color: Red;">*</span>and while astronomers had a hunch about its origins, previous analysis provided controversial results, the study said. The researchers note that<span style="color: Red;">*</span>the Egyptians likely knew they were working with "iron from the sky," since early iron works were rarely found in ancient Egypt.<span style="color: Red;">*</span>Sounds like a dagger fit for a pharoah who was ordained by the gods.
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Science has discovered that a dagger buried with King Tut was actually made from a meteorite. Josh King has the story (@abridgetoland). Buzz60



[h=2]Silver lining? We<span style="color: Red;">*</span>can expect an awesome breakup song from<span style="color: Red;">*</span>Taylor Swift[/h]The bad news is the pop singer and Calvin Harris have<span style="color: Red;">*</span>gone their separate ways,<span style="color: Red;">*</span>and the Internet can't even deal. The public part of T-Swizzle's cute coupledom<span style="color: Red;">*</span>with her DJ boyfriend was so freaking adorable, and we're<span style="color: Red;">*</span>so sad it's over. Here are three times the duo made us believe in their<span style="color: Red;">*</span>love.<span style="color: Red;">*</span>1. When she<span style="color: Red;">*</span>hugged him oh-so-sweetly<span style="color: Red;">*</span>at the iHeartRadio awards. Cue the memes. 2. When we got warm fuzzies watching them celebrate their<span style="color: Red;">*</span>one-year dating anniversary<span style="color: Red;">*</span>—<span style="color: Red;">*</span>March 6, in case you forgot. 3. That first big PDA at the Billboard Music awards, back in May 2015.<span style="color: Red;">*</span>So, Many. Kisses. Here's a look at<span style="color: Red;">*</span>the<span style="color: Red;">*</span>way they were. (Sniff.)
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[h=2]#MustRead: The story behind the bombshell photos<span style="color: Red;">*</span>that helped hold O.J. Simpson responsible for two murders[/h]A "nobody out of nowhere" tells the story of how his pictures of "those ugly-ass shoes" worn by O.J. Simpson were discovered<span style="color: Red;">*</span>and helped persuade a civil<span style="color: Red;">*</span>jury that the former football star<span style="color: Red;">*</span>was responsible for the deaths of<span style="color: Red;">*</span>Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman.<span style="color: Red;">*</span>Another jury had come to a different conclusion in the criminal trial over the killings. There, the gloves didn’t fit. Here, the shoes did — and 30 photos that E.J. Flammer took nine months before the deaths proved it, in a midtrial bombshell.<span style="color: Red;">*</span>"I’ll never forget O.J., maybe 20 feet away, just glaring at me," Flammer said. "It was surreal, like he was trying to look straight through me."<span style="color: Red;">*</span>Read the never-before-told<span style="color: Red;">*</span>story here. (See also:<span style="color: Red;">*</span>The hunt for Simpson's Heisman Trophy.)
The "Buffalo Bills Report" in December 1993 celebrates the 20th anniversary of O.J. Simpson's 2,000-yard season. It also included the infamous photo of Simpson wearing a pair of Bruno Magli shoes.<span style="color: Red;">*</span>(Photo: Kevin Hoffman USA TODAY Sports Images, for USA TODAY)

[h=2]And in 'it's official' news ...[/h]Paul Ryan has (finally)<span style="color: Red;">*</span>said he'll vote for Donald Trump. The House speaker announced his decision via a<span style="color: Red;">*</span>column and tweet but, somewhat confusingly, never specifically called it an endorsement. OK, then.
[h=2]Extra bites:<span style="color: Red;">*</span>[/h]Whoa: Snapchat now reportedly has more daily active users than Twitter, a huge milestone. If you're a Snapper, add +USATODAY there<span style="color: Red;">*</span>—<span style="color: Red;">*</span>we promise not to ghost you.
Newly disclosed CDC biolab failures are "like a screenplay for a disaster<span style="color: Red;">*</span>movie."
The 3 craziest things Elon Musk said at his<span style="color: Red;">*</span>Code Conference talk.
These are the world's 25 longest airline routes<span style="color: Red;">*</span>(we'll take an aisle seat, thanks).
17 more billionaires have agreed to give away the bulk of their loot.
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