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Oakland Fire: New Video Surfaces Of Cramped Conditions As Death Toll Rises To At Least 24

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We continue to learn more about the Oakland warehouse fire that took place on Friday night — and it is only getting worse as we follow up on reports.

As we know, the death toll was expected to rise sharply from the fire as first responders finally made their way into the building this morning, and it appears that the total number of dead may be even higher than expected.

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According to a report in the New York Times, the death toll is currently at 24 people (up from nine victims as of yesterday), and yet first responders have still only searched somewhere around one-fifth of the entire building.

Not only that, but officials told the Times that they don't yet believe they are even close to where the fire started — and they expect many, many more bodies as they are able to search deeper into the structure.

Ugh.

And the building — an artistic, commune-type living and work space known as the Oakland Ghost Ship — is coming under controversy more and more for the allegedly un-permitted activities and construction that took place there in the past.

Now, though, we are getting a look at what these underground concerts and performances inside the building looked like, including a video from an earlier EDM performance that went down there in June.

The show, an Obscura Machina event that featured several different DJs, also hints at a crowded, cramped, and unusual space, as you can see in this video from June at the Ghost Ship (below):

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Oakland Fire Ripped Through EDM Party That Did Not Have City Permits — Dozens Of People Are Still Missing As Officials Prepare For The Worst

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This tragic story is still on our minds after breaking yesterday, and we are absolutely heartbroken for all the victims and their loved ones.

As you remember, a fire ripped through an EDM performance at a warehouse-type structure in Oakland on Friday night, killing at least nine people and trapping likely dozens more.

Now, officials have revealed that the event organizers would have needed special permits to hold the rave there — permits they apparently did not have.

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To boot, Oakland's Mayor Libby Schaaf and Planning and Building Director Darin Ranelletti revealed at a press conference late yesterday evening that a complaint had been made recently about "unpermitted construction" taking place in the warehouse just a few weeks ago.

Officials were still investigating that claim as the fire broke out on Friday night.

The fear, of course, is that because the structure is so unique — and perhaps dangerous — it could have trapped far more people inside than what would happen in a typical fire of this type, and officials are already planning for the worst when it comes to search and recovery.

There's one (major) problem:

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Donald Trump Believes Philippines' Leader's Plan To Slaughter Millions Of Drug Users Is 'The Right Way'

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It's not just China and Taiwan where Donald Trump is breaking from all normal and consistent American foreign policy standards!

The President-elect on Friday had a "very engaging, animated" conversation with the leader of the Philippines, President Rodrigo Duterte, by phone, according to reports.

Trump and Duterte are sometimes seen as very similar in their styles, respective rises to power, and their controversial statements, so the seven minute phone call between the two must have been interesting, to say the least.

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Duterte has come under fire for many things, including calling President Barack Obama the "son of a whore" (what?!), but it's the leader's stance on the drug wars that is most shocking, at least in regards to The Donald.

Duterte has been a strong advocate of extrajudicial killings in an effort to fight drugs in his country, after launching an unprecedented campaign this year that went so far as to call on the police and even civilians to kill drug users as well as drug suspects.

The leader has also pledged to himself kill thousands of drug suspects in custody, lest the Philippines turn into a drug haven — and all of this disturbing violence has caused international condemnation, including from President Obama himself.

And then there's Trump, who apparently told

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Kanye West 'Deviated' From His Prescription Meds Before Concert Breakdown, Per Reports

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Even though Kanye West is now out of the hospital, it would appear there is still much care and recovery to be given.

The rapper, who is staying away from his family as he recovers right now, apparently 'deviated' from his normal prescription medication routine before his breakdown, and that potentially could have caused his issues, per TMZ.

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According to sources, Yeezy has long had some psychological issues controlled by medication, and the star is steady when he's on a steady diet of those medications, but when the dosages and usage started fluctuating, so too did his spiral downward.

Sources aren't yet sure if Kanye stopped taking meds altogether, or just started taking different amounts, but here's the kicker: those in the know think that it's all

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Sorry Class, Saved By The Bell's Zack Morris & Kelly Kapowski Are 'Probably' Divorced!

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Hey, hey, hey, HEY, HEY! What is going on here?

During a recent interview with TVLine, Saved By The Bell executive producer Peter Engel revealed the fate of his beloved characters… but fans might not be pleased with his theorized endings.

As you may recall, Zack Morris and Kelly Kapowski (played by Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Tiffani Thiessen) were the show's "It" couple and their storyline included them eloping in Las Vegas one year after graduating from Bayside High. Well, according to Peter, it seems these two actually weren't meant to last.

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When asked if Mr. and Mrs. Morris were still together, Engel dished:

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Man Went Home For Thanksgiving And Dissolved His Parents In Acid — Get The Details On The 'Gruesome' Murders!

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This is absolutely AWFUL!

Thanksgiving is meant to be a time when families renew their appreciation for one another; but for one Tennessee family, it ended in the most horrible way possible.

Joel Guy Jr. was taken into custody by the FBI this week, suspected of murdering his parents after the bodies of Lisa Guy and Joel Guy Sr. were found MUTILATED in their Knox County home.

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Officials said the 28-year-old went home for the holiday last week where an argument over finances spun out of control, ending with the parents' "gruesome" deaths.

Michael MacLean, a major with the Knox County Sheriff's Office, stated:

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