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Man who ‘helped Tupac fake death also faked his own death’

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A man who says he helped Tupac fake his death now claims he also faked his own death. Last year, it was reported that Michael Nice died just before he was due to release evidence that proved the rapper did not die but was smuggled into Cuba with the help of former president Fidel Castro. However, Nice now says he too is alive and only pretended to die in order to evade his critics.

Alexa tells woman to stab herself 

A woman says her Amazon Alexa assistant ordered her to stab herself. Student paramedic Danni Morritt says her Amazon Echo Dot told her to kill herself, using the words: “Stab yourself in the heart for the greater good.” An Amazon spokesman said: “We have investigated this error and it is now fixed.”

Lobster chase in Boston after attempted theft 

A lobster chase happened in Boston after a man hijacked a lobster truck and sped off with $10,000 worth of the shellfish. Spotting the heist, employees of a warehouse scrambled into another lobster truck and chased him. The employees eventually caught the driver and called the police. “No lobsters were harmed,” said a company spokesman. 

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