Gabatron Morning Briefing – 4-3-15: Parenting By Hashtag

A dad in North Carolina was less than impressed with his son’s grades, so he decided to make an example of him. He wrote “My Grades Matter” on all of his sons expensive shoes. The Internet has embraced it, and now he even has his own hashtag: #MyGradesMatter. Good parenting or needless humiliation?

A death row inmate in Alabama has been released after 30 years in jail after it turned out that no evidence could actually tie him to the crime in question. Amazingly, it took a full 13 years for him to be released after the only evidence supposedly tying him to the crime was disproven.

Chris Rock has been pulled over by the police a lot lately and now he’s decided to document it by taking a selfie each time. He’s been pulled over three times in the past two months.

A Georgia man was arrested for allegedly throwing a pit bull puppy off a balcony. The dog had a bloodshot eye and abrasions on the top of its head.

For the past eight years, astronomers have been scratching their heads over a series of strange radio signals emanating from somewhere in the cosmos. And now, the mystery has deepened. A new study shows that the so-called “fast radio bursts” follow a weirdly specific pattern — a finding that the researchers behind the study say “is very hard to explain.”

Each morning Keith Conrad will give you a few stories useful for starting conversations around the water cooler at work. Assuming that your office actually has a water cooler.

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