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SEP 24, 2014 - The Week

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A mention from John Oliver gave one scholarship fund a windfall

Who needs buckets of ice when there's John Oliver? After the Last Week Tonight host mentioned three different scholarships on Sunday night's show, one has stepped forward to announce it raised $25,000 in just two days.Oliver blasted the Miss America Pageant and the creative math the organization does in order to make the claim that it's the "world's largest provider ...

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SEP 22, 2014 - The Week

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Miss America was kicked out of her sorority for alleged hazing

Kira Kazantsev, a.k.a. Miss America 2015, won judges and audiences over with her Pitch Perfect-inspired performance of Pharell's "Happy," complete with plastic cups. But Jezebel has an exclusive new detail about Kazantsev that wasn't mentioned in the pageant — she was kicked out of her college sorority for allegedly hazing new members.Kazantsev and one of her friends were booted from ...

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SEP 22, 2014 - The Week

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John Oliver asks some uncomfortable questions about the Miss America pageant

Lots of newsworthy things happened last week, but on Sunday night's Last Week Tonight, John Oliver decided to focus on "one of the weirdest annual events on television," the Miss America pageant. After a while, it becomes clear what bee got stuck in Oliver's bonnet: The Miss American organization's claim that it makes $45 million in scholarships available annually to ...

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SEP 16, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Another Atlantic City bust: Trump Plaza closes

A downward spiral that saw it ranked last among the city's casinos ended Tuesday morning as about a half-dozen gamblers who stayed to the end got up from the lone blackjack table in operation or from a few slot machines and walked out beneath the dozens of glittery chandeliers for the last time. About 8,000 Atlantic City casino workers have ...

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SEP 16, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Trump Plaza: 4th Atlantic City casino shutdown

Unlike Revel, which opened just over two years ago and is still considered new and luxurious, or the still-profitable Showboat, shuttered by its owner in the name of reducing competition for the remaining casinos in town, the demise of Trump Plaza could be seen a long way off. Despite its prime location at the heart of the Boardwalk and the ...

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