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Good News, NH: You Can Take Ballot Selfies Again

Federal court says ban infringes on 1st Amendment rights to 'core political speech'

(Newser) - If you live in New Hampshire and want to take a picture of your Election Day ballot to post on Facebook so your friends can argue over your judgment, that's your call. So says a federal appeals court that overturned a ban on ballot selfies, ruling that the 2014... More »

See Anything Remarkable About This Photo?

An epic portrait of the selfie era emerges on campaign trail

(Newser) - A striking photo is going viral because it shows a group of women turning their backs on Hillary Clinton. But these folks are, in fact, Clinton supporters—it's just that they're all trying to take selfies with the candidate, explains BuzzFeed . The photo was taken by campaign photographer... More »

Taking Selfies Can Improve Your Mood

Don't be so quick to judge the selfie-snappers

(Newser) - If you smile enough, and see yourself doing it, and share it with friends and family, you may actually make yourself happier, at least according to researchers at the University of California at Irvine reporting in the journal Psychology of Well-Being . The team tracked 41 college students' moods for a... More »

Selfie Shows Before and After of Heroin Addiction

Courtney, 24, is two years sober and hoping to inspire others to get clean

(Newser) - On Wednesday, a Reddit user named DisregardThisOrDont posted an incredibly powerful selfie, Stuff reports. The selfie—posted alongside a mugshot taken two years ago—is captioned: "Here is what 826 days sober looks like. Recovery is possible!" According to the Houston Chronicle , DisregardThisOrDont is a 24-year-old named Courtney.... More »

Sheriff: Paramedics Used Incapacitated Patients in 'Selfie War'

They allegedly took selfies with 41 patients, only 3 of whom consented

(Newser) - Authorities say two paramedics in Florida engaged in a "selfie war" by taking pictures with incapacitated patients, the AP reports. The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office says 24-year old Kayla Renee Dubois was arrested Thursday and charged with two counts of interception and disclosure of oral communications. Authorities have... More »

France Attacker Took Selfies in Killer Truck

Possible accomplices seen in photos arrested

(Newser) - Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel apparently spent days in a state of gleeful anticipation before he used a truck to kill at least 84 people in Nice, France. The Guardian reports that photos have emerged of the 31-year-old Tunisian posing for selfies in and next to the rented truck used in the... More »

Dad of the Year Recreates Teen Daughter's Selfies

'Best troll ever'

(Newser) - Washington state dad Burr Martin proves nothing makes "sexy selfies" taken by teens look sillier than when they're recreated by a 47-year-old man. Us Weekly reports Martin is going viral after recreating a number of his 19-year-old daughter Cassie's selfies and posting them on Instagram . “Instead... More »

Teen's Gunshot Death Likely a Selfie Gone Wrong

Police say no adults were home when 15-year-old DaMontez Jones shot himself

(Newser) - An attempt at a selfie gone horribly wrong apparently killed a St. Louis-area 15-year-old who fatally shot himself in the chest last week. Local police say DaMontez Jones likely found the loaded and unlocked gun on a top shelf of a bedroom closet, and that it went off on Friday... More »

Irritated Elk Charges Yellowstone Tourist

Animal charged after woman kept creeping closer and closer with her camera

(Newser) - First we had Arnold Schwarzenegger vs. the elephant ; now, Yellowstone tourist vs. the elk. Yellowstone's wildlife rules are clear: Stay at least 25 yards away from large animals, quadruple that for bears and wolves. But one woman ignored that Sunday and got too close for an elk's comfort—... More »

Texas' New Selfie Statue Has Residents Wondering WTF

'I'm embarrassed for everyone'

(Newser) - A statue of two girls taking a selfie that was recently installed in Sugar Land, Texas, has residents reaching for their phones—but not to take a photo. “I’m embarrassed for everyone," one person tweeted . "This is why people hate the young generation! Stupid things like... More »

Trapped Couple Rescued After Sending Selfie From Cliffside

'I've got an idea, I'll send you a picture as well'

(Newser) - We've heard about selfies killing people , but one couple trapped on a cliff in the UK may have actually been saved by one last weekend. Mashable reports an unnamed couple stuck Sunday at Winnats Pass guided the Edale Mountain Rescue Team to them with a selfie. The couple were... More »

Tourist Shatters Historic Statue in 'Boneheaded' Selfie Attempt

24-year-old awaits trial

(Newser) - Portugal's revered King Sebastiao, also known as the child king, was crowned as a 3-year-old when his grandfather died in 1557. His father, having died two weeks before his birth, never got to meet the near-mythical figure. And now, reports the International Business Times , tourists are being denied a... More »

Disney Roller Coaster Closed by Selfie Stick

Incident on same coaster led to selfie stick ban

(Newser) - Why pay for a photo of yourself on the California Screamin' roller coaster at Disney California Adventure when you could snap your own selfie? That was apparently the logic of a visitor on Monday, who forced the ride to close for two hours after pulling out a selfie stick that... More »

Don't Even Think of Taking a Selfie in a WVa Voting Booth

It's technically illegal, and they'll (somehow) be watching

(Newser) - If you want to share your voting experience on social media, you'll have to find some way other than taking a photo in the voting booth in West Virginia: Natalie Tennant, the secretary of state there, says such selfies are forbidden, the AP reports. The Charleston Gazette-Mail points out... More »

Woman Sends Naked Selfie of Mayor to City's Aldermen

'It's hurtful'

(Newser) - A Mississippi city's aldermen now know a little bit more about their mayor than they probably wanted to. The Clarion-Ledger reports a woman who had been in a romantic relationship with Hernando mayor Chip Johnson sent a naked photo of him—a selfie that he had sent to her—... More »

Hostage Posed for This Photo With Hijacker

Officials say Egyptian man is 'an idiot, not a terrorist'

(Newser) - What to do when you're being held hostage on an aircraft by somebody who appears to be wearing a suicide vest? For Ben Innes of Leeds, England, it was time for a selfie—with the hijacker. The 26-year-old, who was one of the last hostages left on the plane... More »

Swan Dies for Tourist's Selfie

Bird was dragged from a Macedonia lake

(Newser) - Another reason humans really suck sometimes: A woman from Bulgaria, part of a large tourist group, dragged a swan from a lake in Macedonia to snap a selfie with it and ended up killing the animal, per the New York Daily News . Photos obtained by Metro show the woman smiling... More »

Kim Kardashian Now in at Least 3 Nude Feuds

Naked selfie sparks Twitter uproar

(Newser) - Kim Kardashian tweeted a nude selfie Monday, and is now in a bit of a spat with three other celebrities who didn't react kindly to it. Bette Midler tweeted , "Kim Kardashian tweeted a nude selfie today. If Kim wants us to see a part of her we've... More »

Man Fatally Shoots Himself While Taking Selfies

43-year-old from Washington state had been posing with girlfriend

(Newser) - A day spent posing for selfies with his girlfriend and a gun turned out to be fatal for a man in Washington state. The Skagit Valley Herald reports the unnamed man accidentally shot himself in the face Sunday while taking a photo. The girlfriend of the 43-year-old from Concrete says... More »

For MasterCard Users, Selfies Are the New Passwords

'Consumers hate passwords'

(Newser) - We're all taking selfies all the time anyway, so we might as well put them to good use. The Verge reports MasterCard is rolling out "selfie pay" in 14 countries. If additional authentication is needed after online shoppers enter their credit card info, MasterCard users will be able... More »

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