You Have To Listen To Britney Spears Singing ‘Toxic’ Without Auto-Tune

You haven?t heard ?Toxic? like this before. 

Fans and critics alike know Britney Spears has gotten some help from Auto-Tune over the years. So when unedited audio of the pop star?s 2004 hit was leaked on YouTube Monday, it wouldn?t be a stretch to assume her vocals might?ve sounded a little, um, rough.

Well, think again! Because she sounds great. 

Take that, haters. 

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Reality Winner Was Arrested For Leaking An NSA Memo. Here’s What We Know About Her.

An alarming document that may prove Russia meddled in the 2016 U.S. presidential election was leaked by a 25-year-old woman who grew up in a small town in Texas, the Department of Justice alleged this week.

Reality Winner, a federal contractor with Pluribus International Corp. in Augusta, Georgia, was arrested Saturday under charges of violating the Espionage Act by ?removing classified material from a government facility and mailing it to a news outlet,? a criminal complaint stated.

The former Air Force linguist is accused of sending a top-secret National Security Agency memo to The Intercept. The memo, which the publication described Monday in a report, details a Russian cyberattack on a U.S. voting software supplier before the election, and states that Russian intelligence services also gained access to ?multiple U.S. state or local electoral boards.?

However, the memo shows no evidence that the Russian cyberattacks directly altered any votes.

It remains unclear why Winner decided to print out the memo, fold it up, and mail it anonymously to The Intercept, as detailed in the criminal complaint.

The affidavit details the relative ease with which the government was able to identify Winner as the alleged leaker. It states that a ?News Outlet? contacted an ?Intelligence Community Agency? for comment on the May 5 memo. After the news outlet gave the NSA a copy of the memo, the agency ?determined the pages of the intelligence reporting appeared to be folded and/or creased, suggesting they had been printed out and hand-carried out of a secure place,? the affidavit states.

The criminal complaint says the agency conducted an audit that showed that Winner was one of six people to have printed out the memo, and the only person who had had an email correspondence with the news outlet.

On Saturday, FBI Special Agent Justin Garrick met with Winner at her home in Augusta. During their talks, Winner ?admitted intentionally identifying and printing the classified intelligence reporting at issue despite not having a ?need to know,? and with knowledge that the intelligence report was classified,? according to the affidavit.

Winner ?further acknowledged that she was aware of the contents of the intelligence reporting and that she knew the contents of the reporting could be used to the injury of the United States and to the advantage of a foreign nation.?

Billie Davis-Winner, Reality?s mother, told The Guardian that her daughter is a loving person.

?Everyone who meets her loves her, and she?s kind,? Davis-Winner told the publication.

Winner can speak Farsi, Dari and Pashto, her mother told The Guardian. She graduated from Henrietta M. King High School in Kingsville, Texas, before joining the military. She eventually landed a job as an NSA contractor.

Davis-Winner did not immediately respond to HuffPost?s request for comment. 

On social media, Winner often posted pictures of herself working out or of her pet cat. She also made a habit of regularly posting her concerns about the political climate.

?When we become the United States of the Russian Federation,? she said in one Facebook post, ?Olympic lifting will be the national sport.?

In another, she lambasted the Dakota Access Pipeline, saying it would poison the land.

?Repeat after me: In the United States of America, in the year 2017, access to clean, fresh, water is not a right, but a privilege based off one?s socio-economic status,? Winner wrote. ?If that didn?t feel good to say aloud, contact your senators today and tell them those exact words as to why the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines cannot be built on American soil.?

Winner went to the office of Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.) earlier this year to discuss her views on climate change. She met with a staffer instead, according to a statement the senator?s office gave to HuffPost.

?In February, Ms. Winner met with our state team to discuss environmental issues,? the statement said. ?The allegations against Ms. Winner are very serious, and if true, directly threaten our national security. We trust our Justice Department will get to the bottom of this and handle it appropriately.?

Winner also often wrote posts criticizing President Donald Trump.

?Have you ever even met an Iranian?? she responded to the president on Twitter, the Daily Beast first reported, after he tweeted that allowing immigrants into the U.S. from the seven Muslim-majority countries was ?SO DANGEROUS.?

In another tweet, she seemed to parody the president?s campaign remarks about Mexico sending criminals and rapists into the U.S.

?On people invading Augusta for Master?s week,? she wrote in a Facebook post, referring to the annual professional golf tournament in Georgia. ?They?re bringing drugs. They?re bringing crime. They?re rapists. And some I assume, are good people.?

?Well,? she tweeted on election night. ?People suck.?

Winner?s mother told the Daily Beast that her daughter is ?very passionate about her views and things like that, but she?s never to my knowledge been active in politics or any of that.?

Winner?s attorney, Titus Nichols, told CNN his client is being held in a federal detention center in Lincolnton, Georgia.

He expressed concern that Winner was interrogated without an attorney and told CNN that ?the government seems to have a political agenda.?  

?They?re going after a low-level government employee,? Nichols said.

Nichols did not immediately respond to a request for comment. 

If convicted, Winner could face up to 10 years in prison. She?s due in court on Thursday, where a judge will determine whether to release her on bond.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates. 

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News Roundup for June 6, 2017

Five things you should care about:

1. The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, suggests that Donald Trump?s U.K. visit should be cancelled after his tasteless reaction to the attack in London. We think that?s more than fair. More here.

2. A 25-year-old federal contractor with top security clearance has been arrested for leaking information relating to Russian cyberattacks to an online media outlet. This Russian hacking story gets more juicy by the day. More here.

3. An estimated 80-200 ISIS militants remain in Marawi City in the Philippines, where they have stockpiled food and dug secret tunnels. The Philippine military is preparing for a long siege on the city. Shit. More here.

4. Apple is working to stop distracted driving. They?re developing new software that won?t let you check your phone while it?s connected to your car?s bluetooth. More here.

5. A Texas man has been sentenced to 24 years in prison for selling weed. This is where we?re at? What did Brock Turner get again?! More here.

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Two Grown Men Had A Toddler-Like Meltdown On ‘The Bachelorette’ And It Was Amazing

For two consecutive weeks on ?The Bachelorette,? audiences have suffered through a bewildering and deeply uninteresting feud between contestants Lucas and Blake E.

Coming on the show, it appeared Lucas planned to endear himself to Rachel Lindsay through yodels of ?Whaboom!? and other rejected Jim Carrey bits, while Blake E. aimed to woo her with his aspirations of drumming and his sexual genius. As it transpired, the two had a troubled history that pre-dated the show, which Blake repeatedly and ineptly attempted to explain to Rachel and the other guys. (In summary, he and Lucas appeared together on a reality show called ?Ex-Isle,? and then he was roommates with Lucas?s ex-girlfriend, because of course.)

Lucas attempted to save himself during the cocktail party that began this week?s episode, suggesting to Rachel that Blake had slandered him because he ?has a crush? on him. As evidence, he presented the following ludicrous scenario:

Rachel took it to Blake, who had a calm and rational response: Do I look like a guy who?d eat a banana over a sleeping man?s bed? I?m on a carb-free diet

Fortunately for us all, Rachel?s patience finally ran out on this less-than-dynamic duo. Both contestants were eliminated during the ensuing rose ceremony ? teeing up the two gentlemen for their one moment of glory. Perhaps for the first time ever, two feuding suitors left the mansion together and treated us all to a massively douchey bro fight on the way out.

It began when Blake wandered over to Lucas?s exit interview taping to salute him with a hearty ?fuck you,? but somehow the situation managed to devolve from that very low point. Accusing Lucas of dragging him down and ruining his chances with Rachel, Blake attempted to drop the mic with, ?I?m going home. You win, Lucas.? 

?It?s not about winning,? Lucas shot back. ?It?s about the world, brother. And you have no idea what the world needs.? Blake didn?t stand for that, rejoining,?You?re the ?whaboom? clown. I?m the nice gentleman.? (Note: That is a false binary, especially on ?The Bachelorette.?)

Perhaps because of their longer acquaintance, the barbs soon got uncomfortably real for ?The Bachelorette,? as Lucas told Blake to ?go back to his protein shakes.?

Blake taunted Lucas as a washed-up, failed comedian. ?Get back to your garbage, clown life,? he sneered.

?My clown life?? shouted Lucas, suddenly enraged. ?I?m a clown? Because I can be funny?! You don?t even know what funny looks like!?

?Funny is not ?whaboom,?? Blake responded. ??Whaboom? is like, wocka wocka, pie in the face, wocka, wocka, honk, honk, fart joke.?

The argument limped to an end with Lucas accusing Blake of being jealous and Blake mockingly mimicking Lucas every time he spoke, a fitting goodbye for both men which sent ?Bachelorette? Twitter into raptures.

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