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Why People Are Asking Questions About That Bizarre Viral DeLorean Fire

This is one of those stories that, at first, just seems simple and terrible. Unfortunately, the more that gets revealed, the less simple everything becomes. The whole thing revolves around one awful event: a 1981 DeLorean destroyed by fire. However, since it’s blown up on the local news and Car Internet, a lot of people are asking questions about what happened.

Around noon on Jan. 5, Daryl Kemsley, a 22-year old YouTuber with a taste for exotic cars, was driving his 1981 DeLorean, his childhood dream car. Kemsley claims he had just agreed to sell the DeLorean for $70,000, and was driving the car back from a mechanic after a pre-sale inspection.

During the drive in Orem, Utah, Kemsley claims in a Facebook post that he was rear-ended by a driver who

Read more at: https://jalopnik.com/why-people-are-asking-questions-about-that-bizarre-vira-1821888602

Update: Texas girl whose mom’s Facebook post went viral is back home

Update (Friday):

Heaven Ray Cox, 15, has been found and is back home with her family.

“She has been found and is safe!!! Thanks to everybody for all you have done for one little girl, please don’t forget that there are others out there still missing. Much love!!!” her mother, Tammy Day Cox, posted on Facebook.

She also posted this update:

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Original story:

A teenage girl from East Texas was last seen Saturday – and her family is worried she might have been “manipulated” by a California man through Snapchat.

Heaven Ray Cox, 15, left a “goodbye note” to her mother and father in Orange County, Texas, and told them she would be without a cellphone and possibly heading to California, according to a Facebook post by her mother, Tammy Day Cox, that has since gone

Read more at: http://www.sacbee.com/news/state/california/article187297623.html

After viral story on D.C. girls, understanding the real perils for missing children of color

JUDY WOODRUFF: But first: missing children and a racial divide.

When the Washington, D.C., Police Department tried to raise awareness about missing children and teenagers by posting their images on social media, the campaign backfired, sparking some national outrage and fears of an epidemic of missing children of color.

But the story also exposed many risks that young people face when they leave home, including exploitation and sex trafficking.

William Brangham has our report.

WILLIAM BRANGHAM: On a recent night in downtown Washington, D.C., a drop-in center for homeless and at-risk youth begins to fill up. There’s pizza, and games, and a movie in the back.

Gabrielle Martin is a regular in this refuge, which is run by the nonprofit Sasha Bruce Youthwork.

GABRIELLE MARTIN, Homeless Washington, D.C. Resident: I have been on my own, basically, since I was 15.

WILLIAM BRANGHAM: Fifteen years old?

GABRIELLE MARTIN: Mm-hmm. And now I’m 27, so I have

Read more at: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/viral-story-dc-girls-understanding-real-perils-missing-minority-children/

After viral story on D.C. girls, understanding the real perils for … – PBS

JUDY WOODRUFF: But first: missing children and a racial divide.

When the Washington, D.C., Police Department tried to raise awareness about missing children and teenagers by posting their images on social media, the campaign backfired, sparking some national outrage and fears of an epidemic of missing children of color.

But the story also exposed many risks that young people face when they leave home, including exploitation and sex trafficking.

William Brangham has our report.

WILLIAM BRANGHAM: On a recent night in downtown Washington, D.C., a drop-in center for homeless and at-risk youth begins to fill up. There’s pizza, and games, and a movie in the back.

Gabrielle Martin is a regular in this refuge, which is run by the nonprofit Sasha Bruce Youthwork.

GABRIELLE MARTIN, Homeless Washington, D.C. Resident: I have been on my own, basically, since I was 15.

WILLIAM BRANGHAM: Fifteen years old?

GABRIELLE MARTIN: Mm-hmm. And now I’m 27, so I have

Read more at: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/viral-story-dc-girls-understanding-real-perils-missing-minority-children/