We got an advanced transcript of the commencement speech Trump will give this weekend

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It’s commencement season, and Donald Trump is gearing up to take the stage this weekend to address graduating students from Liberty University and the Coast Guard Academy. Trump aides have stayed very quiet on what the president plans to say this weekend, but as luck may have it, we just so happened to come across a copy of the speech he plans to give, and it is EPIC.

Take a look below at this real and not at all fake transcript.

To the class of 2017: the students, the faculty, parents, to you all, and in this great state, a wonderful state, where I won big, I won so big, truly – and today you all graduate and you enter the workforce and – we love to work, don’t we folks?  Read more…

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Rare color photos document the festivities at a 1941 state fair

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First held in 1846, the Rutland State Fair in Rutland, Vermont is one of the oldest state fairs in the United States

With agricultural exhibitions, races, and rides, the fair drew massive crowds each year from around New England and New York, eventually being renamed the Vermont State Fair in 1972.

In 1941, Farm Security Administration photographer Jack Delano documented the festivities at the fair in Rutland, even springing to shoot a few rolls in color.

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Get to know this NBA rookie now – you’ll be talking about him all weekend

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The NBA Slam Dunk contest is a rare beast that regularly makes the leap from sports spectacle to full-on topic of pop-culture watercooler exaltation. 

Back-to-back winner Zach LaVine (remember his Space Jam dunk two years ago?) is out this year with injury, leaving his high-flying rival Aaron Gordon and serial posterizer DeAndre Jordan to headline Saturday’s field. 

But the name you really need to know is one you might never have heard before. 

When this year’s dunk contest field was announced, hardcore hoop-heads immediately zeroed in on neither Gordon nor Jordan, but Derrick Jones Jr.  Read more…

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Airbnb offers free housing to those affected by Muslim travel ban

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Airbnb said it will help those affected by Donald Trump’s Muslim travel ban on Saturday, but is yet to share the fine print.

The company’s cofounder and CEO Brian Chesky wrote on Facebook that Airbnb will provide free housing to refugees and people not in their home city who are denied the ability to board flights.

“We have 3M homes, so we can definitely find people a place to stay,” he wrote, asking people to reach out to him via his personal email.

An Airbnb spokesperson told Mashable more detail would be shared in the coming days. “We will leverage existing tools, like our disaster response tools, among others,” he added.  Read more…

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Don’t cry, all your favorite Vines will live on here

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While the Vine we once knew is no more, at least Twitter is keeping around your favorite six-second videos for posterity.

The company just debuted a new version of Vine’s website, which now acts as an archive for all the Vines created between 2013 and 2016. 

On the new site, which is described as a “time capsule” for all things Vine, you can search for a specific user’s profile or browse the archives by category or year. Twitter has curated a number of “highlights” in some of its most popular categories, like animals, art, comedy, music and “weird.” Read more…

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