Kendrec McDade (Associated Press)

911 caller arrested in police shooting: Police allege that Oscar Carrillo's call led to the fatal shooting of Kendrec McDade, a Pasadena, Calif., student. Carrillo, who police said lied about the presence of a gun, is accused of involuntary manslaughter, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Did the warm weather help the economy? Slate's Matthew Yglesias says that this winter's unseasonably warm weather jump-started job creation.

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Actress attacked by racist Hunger Games fans makes statement: Amandla Stenberg stayed above the fray, saying this on Wednesday: "As a fan of the books, I feel fortunate to be part of The Hunger Games family … It was an amazing experience; I am proud of the film and my performance. I want to thank all of my fans and the entire Hunger Games community for their support and loyalty.”

Does Joan Rivers have a crush on 50 Cent? "He is adorable," the comic legend gushed to E! News. "I didn't know what to expect, but he's as cute as they come."

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