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This guy's candy bar was stolen, so the company sent him 6,500 of them

MANHATTAN, Kan. — Hershey has come to the rescue of a college student who had his Kit Kat bar brazenly stolen.

Kansas State University student Hunter Jobbins tells The Wichita Eagle he left his car unlocked with a Kit Kat in the cup holder last month before running into his dorm building. When he came back, the candy bar had been replaced with a note. The thief wrote, "I love Kit Kats so I checked your door and it was unlocked. Did not take anything other than the Kit Kat. I am sorry and hungry."

Jobbins' picture of the note went viral on Twitter, and Hershey responded by sending a representative to the campus with 6,500 Kit Kat bars.

Jobbins stuffed the bars in his car and handed them out around campus last week.

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Man's best friend brings Trump and Clinton supporters together

In a historically contentious election season, it’s hard to believe that Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton supporters could agree on anything. 

But a new video has revealed that there is, in fact, one thing the two sides hold common ground on - dogs.

In an ad for Pedigree dog food that has now gone viral, a woman dressed in a Trump shirt took a Golden Retriever to a Clinton rally, asking nearby supporters if they had seen the dog's owner. She did the same at a Trump rally in a Clinton T-shirt.

The result?

Love. Lots of love. 

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Harry Potter fans cry out against Johnny Depp casting in 'Fantastic Beasts'

Johnny Depp will have a large role in the sequel to "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them."

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Johnny Depp will have a large role in the sequel to "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them."

Johnny Depp is joining the cast of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them  and fans aren’t happy about it.

The Nov. 2 announcement by Warner Bros. was met with outcry from Harry Potter fans around the globe, who are criticizing author JK Rowling and Hollywood for rewarding Depp with a major role in a family-friendly franchise amid allegations from his ex-wife, Amber Heard, that he physically abused her during their 15-month marriage.

Joining in on letting @jk_rowling know how disappointed I am that Johnny Depp will be appearing in the fantastic beasts series.

 

I'm livid about the Johnny Depp casting. It's revealed that you attacked and abused your wife and then you get this? No. Absolutely not.

 

What really gets me, is how many victims of abuse have used the Harry Potter franchise as a means to heal. How must they feel today? How.

 

Heard filed for divorce in May and obtained a temporary restraining order against Depp, claiming he had hurled a cellphone at her, bruising her cheek and eye, during a drunken argument in their Los Angeles home that month.

She submitted pictures of the bruises that she claimed were from Depp and said the violent behavior wasn’t anything new. …

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Election Day deals include free doughnuts, beer and pizza

Krispy Kreme is giving away free doughnuts to voters on Election Day.

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Krispy Kreme is giving away free doughnuts to voters on Election Day.

The nation may be divided on who it wants for its next president, but that doesn't mean we can't come together over our love of free and cheap stuff. Here are a few election day deals going on around Tampa Bay.

Doughnuts: Wear an "I voted" sticker, get a free doughnut at one of the four Krispy Kreme locations in Tampa Bay. 

Pizza: Go to sliceofthecommunity.com on Election Day to "vote for Marco's" and you'll get a voucher for a free, one-topping, medium pizza from Marco's Pizza. Or visit Chuck E. Cheese's to get a personal pepperoni pizza free with the purchase of another pizza by telling the cashier you voted. 

Beer: Visit a World of Beer with your "I voted" sticker and your first beer is only $1 (select beers only). 

Burgers: Wear your I voted sticker to BurgerFi, which has locations in New Port Richey and in Tampa's SoHo neighborhood, and you'll get a "conflicted burger" for only $5 (regularly $9).  …

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What to watch and listen to this week: Election night coverage, Presidents Are People Too! podcast

Presidents Are People Too offers insight into the personal lives of presidents.

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Presidents Are People Too offers insight into the personal lives of presidents.

Like it or not, this crazy election comes to an end Tuesday night. Well, at least a winner is declared. We hope.

There are plenty of places to watch the results come in live and a couple election comedy specials to keep your spirits up. But if you just want to binge the night away and cautiously check the news on your phone the next morning, dive into these shows instead.

I feel like the world is ending: Black Mirror (Netflix), The Leftovers (HBO)

I need to escape this dumpster fire of an election and go to my happy place: Friends (TBS), Gilmore Girls (Netflix), Parks and Recreation (Netflix)

Something scarier than this election: American Horror Story (FX/Netflix), The Witch (Amazon)

I need to be reminded there are good things in this world: This Is Us (NBC), Pitch (Fox)

MONDAY

Supergirl, 8 p.m., CW: Supergirl faces a ruthless gang armed with cutting-edge alien technology, and Kara gets Mon-El an internship with CatCo.

Special: Kimberly Mays: Switched at Birth, 8 p.m., TLC: The story of Mays, who was switched at birth with another baby and sent home with the wrong family. …

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Watch: 'SNL's final pre-election take: biting criticism of Donald Trump's media coverage

There was one final "Saturday Night Live" left before the 2016 election, but there was no debate to send up.

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There was one final "Saturday Night Live" left before the 2016 election, but there was no debate to send up.

The nine-minute cold open featured Alec Baldwin returning as Trump and being interviewed alongside Hillary Clinton on CNN. Over the course of the interview, Trump literally kissed - on the mouth -- an FBI agent, Russian President Vladimir Putin and a member of the KKK, only to have the CNN host quickly return the discussion to Clinton's emails. And at the start of the interview, Clinton begs the host to talk about Trump's taxes, only to have the host ask her about her emails.

It doesn't quite twist the knife when it comes to the media's coverage of Trump - the sketch overall seems to be more about Clinton being exasperated that the race is close, and it ends on a more fanciful note - but the media criticism is unmistakable.

This, of course, is a long-running theme of the campaign. Clinton's supporters have frequently argued that the media is obsessed with her email issue and that it has garnered entirely too much coverage, constantly overshadowing the controversial things that Trump has said. …

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What to watch and listen to this weekend: 'The Crown' on Netflix, Queens of England podcast

Claire Foy stars as Queen Elizabeth II in The Crown with Matt Smith as Prince Philip.

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Claire Foy stars as Queen Elizabeth II in The Crown with Matt Smith as Prince Philip.

Even the world of television knows the country is just days away from electing our next president. Small screen offerings this weekend are sparse, save for a few movies, the winding down of fall seasons and Netflix's debut of its Queen Elizabeth II biopic series The Crown. A deep dive into Elizabeth's early reign might be the thing to get your mind off our election for a few hours. Open your eyes and think of England.

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SERIES PREMIERE: The Crown, midnight, Netflix: Starring Claire Foy, the 10-part, rumored $100 million series begins before George VI's death in 1952 and features the lavishly-shot scene of Elizabeth's wedding to Prince Philip (Matt Smith). Trailers for The Crown tease Foy's Elizabeth in almost shock at her ascension to the throne and her fiercely correcting her husband, Philip, after he asks if she's his wife or his queen. "I am both, and a strong male would be able to kneel to both," she tells him.

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, 9 p.m., CW: Rebecca becomes torn between two men once again, and best friend Paula struggles to make a big decision. …

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Read it before you see it: 'Doctor Strange'

Doctor Strange: The Way of the Weird

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Doctor Strange: The Way of the Weird

The number of comic book-based movies and TV shows hitting screens in the past couple years is overwhelming. Just thinking about the dozens yet to come can make anyone's head spin. Fear not, fellow nerds, head geeks over at the Times have you covered.

More than 20 movies based on comic book characters and storylines are planned to hit theaters between 2016 and 2020. Many of these characters have hundreds of different comics that explain their origins, their enemies and sometimes their downfalls.

We created guides to essential comics and graphic novels you should read before or after seeing the movies Marvel and DC will bless us with in the next four years.

Note: These lists are by no means comprehensive nor are they set in any particular order. They are simply staff favorites and recommendations from fellow comic book lovers.

Doctor Strange …

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Neiman Marcus' widely mocked $66 collard greens are now sold out

Neiman Marcus is selling four, 12-ounce servings of collard greens for $66, plus shipping.

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Neiman Marcus is selling four, 12-ounce servings of collard greens for $66, plus shipping.

Neiman Marcus caused an Internet uproar this week when it listed frozen collard greens on its website for $66.

They come in four, separate, 12-ounce portions. That comes to $22 per pound of greens. Is that too much?

Well, if you go to Publix in downtown St. Petersburg right now you can get two bundles of collard greens for $3. That's $1.50 per pound. Publix's collard greens are fresh, though, so maybe the extra $20.50 per pound is all in the preparation. Neiman Marcus collard greens after all come fully cooked with "just the right amount of spices and bacon."

So I checked with Ella's Folk Art Cafe in Tampa. They also use bacon in their collard greens, and sell them as a side, which is about six ounces for $4. That's about $10.56 per pound of bacon-cooked collard greens—a little more than half of what Neiman Marcus is charging.

None of this is counting the $15.50 shipping fee that gets tacked on to Neiman Marcus' $66 greens, bringing them to more than $80. 

So yeah, they're selling some very expensive collard greens. 

I hope every one of my ancestors haunts the mess out of the person at Neiman Marcus who thought of the #gentrifiedgreens

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Universal Orlando teases 'aqua coaster' and wearable technology at new Volcano Bay water park (w/video)

Inside the 200-foot volcano, guests will see glittery caverns and waterfalls.

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Inside the 200-foot volcano, guests will see glittery caverns and waterfalls.

That towering volcano shell being built along Interstate 4 in Orlando is gearing up to be the main attraction of Universal's Volcano Bay water park, set to open in spring of 2017.

Spread out over 30 acres, Volcano Bay will have winding rivers, twisting raft rides, wave pools, beaches and plunging body slides. All of it is created in the spirit of the fabled Waturi Islanders of the Pacific who believed "water is life, and life is joy."

Universal just announced details of its Krakatau Aqua Coaster, which takes riders in specially-designed canoes through the peaks and valleys of that 200-foot volcano we mentioned earlier, plunging upwards, downwards and through glittery waterfalls.

It's hard to imagine a roller coaster in a water park, but Universal is making it happen.

On the side of making theme parks easier and more accessible, Universal also announced the TapuTapu wearable, given to each guest upon entering the park. You won't see displays of line times or guests carrying cumbersome rafts around Volcano Bay.

The goal of the TapuTapu is to combine a bit of technology to make the water park experience more enjoyable  and to seriously cut down on the time spent waiting in line. …

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Manatee emoji? Lowry Park Zoo starts petition to bring sea cows to your phone

Lowry Park zoo used this image of a manatee to go along with its petition for manatee emoji.

Lowry Park Zoo

Lowry Park zoo used this image of a manatee to go along with its petition for manatee emoji.

There's already an alligator emoji, now there's a push to get another aquatic animal associated with Florida onto your phone and into your text messages. The Lowry Park Zoo has started a change.org petition to ask for the addition of a manatee emoji, and so far has more than 1,200 signatures. 

From the petition: 

"In honor of Manatee Awareness Month, Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo wants to raise awareness about an iconic Florida species, by advocating for the first-ever manatee emoji. Why do manatees deserve an emoji? Not only are they adored mammals, they are also threatened. Elephants, tigers and penguins all have emojis, so why not manatees? By creating an emoji, we are making it easier for people to think about and share their love for these gentle giants."

The zoo has set a goal of 25,000 signatures, which it plans to use to try to convince the Unicode Consortium, the nonprofit body that regulates emojis, to add a manatee. 

Earlier this year federal wildlife officials moved to reclassify manatees from endangered to threatened. If you want to see local manatees in person, the Manatee Viewing Center at Teco's Big Bend Power Station in Apollo Beach opened for the season on Nov. 1.

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Starbucks releases 'unity' cup, ends up showing how divided people are

Starbucks' new cup is displayed, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016, in New York. One week before Election Day, Starbucks has unveiled a new cup in the U.S. that it said is meant to be "a symbol of unity." The green cup features a mosaic of more than 100 people, including a coffee farmer and barista.

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Starbucks' new cup is displayed, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016, in New York. One week before Election Day, Starbucks has unveiled a new cup in the U.S. that it said is meant to be "a symbol of unity." The green cup features a mosaic of more than 100 people, including a coffee farmer and barista.

Starbucks cups —disposable, paper cups, made to deliver coffee to your mouth (and caffeine to your bloodstream) — are once again being used as a political prop.

The coffee chain released new, limited-time-only cups this week featuring a drawing by artist Shogo Ota. The drawing, which uses a single line to create a mosaic of human figures, signifies "unity," as a press release explains:

"A single line connects the figures. A coffee farmer, a family, a barista, friends embracing. A mosaic of more than a hundred people drawn in one continuous stroke is featured on a new Starbucks green cup.

“The green cup and the design represent the connections Starbucks has as a community with its partners (employees) and customers. During a divisive time in our country, Starbucks wanted to create a symbol of unity as a reminder of our shared values, and the need to be good to each other,” said Howard Schultz, chairman and ceo. 

Then people started tweeting things like this.

@Starbucks Screw you. My coffee should NOT (and does NOT) come with political brainwashing. I dropped @Starbucks like a hot rock.

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Jimmy Kimmel's audience ate all their kids' Halloween candy — again (w/video)

Kids in Jimmy Kimmel's YouTube challenge were not to happy to learn once again that their parents had eaten their Halloween candy.

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Kids in Jimmy Kimmel's YouTube challenge were not to happy to learn once again that their parents had eaten their Halloween candy.

Some people find Jimmy Kimmel's annual Halloween YouTube challenge hilarious. Some find it a bit cruel. Either way, the video called "Hey Jimmy Kimmel, I Ate All My Kid's Halloween Candy," has become a holiday tradition for the Internet era. 

For a sixth year, Jimmy Kimmel Live viewers submitted videos of parents breaking the (fake) news to their children that their Halloween candy was all gone, because they'd ate it all. The supercut of the kids' reactions are, as usual, over-the-top, from flopping onto the floor to breaking down in tears to attacking the camera. 

One brave little girl at 1:40 tries to hold it together in the face of this candyless post-Halloween disaster. Is she crying?

"I'm not, my eyes are just watering."

Watch the entire video below.

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